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Hot Trend to Try: Stripes!
Spring Trend to Try: Stripes!
By Virginia Gudiel | 03/15/2011 - 13:45

Celebs like Eva Longoria and Fergie have been spotted out and about rocking this popular pattern! We love it because it’s so simple and easy to wear.

Here are our fave picks so you can wear this trend right now:

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Oscars 2011 Trend Alert: Shine on with Sequins
Oscars 2011 Trend Alert: Shine on with Sequins
By Verky Arcos | 03/01/2011 - 09:00

At the 2011 Oscars everyone looked gorgeous in gowns ranging from minimalist (Jennifer Lawrence) to over-the-top glamorous (Nicole Kidman), but one trend that popped up again and again on celebs like Penelope Cruz was sequins. The sparkly accents were everywhere!

Here’s a dash of flash so you can add a little sparkle to your day:

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Ahead of the Trends: NY 2011 Fall Fashion Week Recap
Ahead of the Trends: NY 2011 Fall Fashion Week Recap
By Verky Arcos | 02/22/2011 - 14:45

Now that New York Fashion Week is over, fashionistas can kick off their sky-high stilettos and begin considering what trends they will adopt for the Fall 2011 season.

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Oscar de la Renta
Ahead of the Fashion Week Trend: Opulence at Oscar de la Renta
By Verky Arcos | 02/18/2011 - 18:18

The star that graced the Oscar De La Renta F/W 2011 collection was definitely fur, like we’ve seen on many a runway this time around, hinting to us that Oscar’s more luxurious side is back.  With the obvious trend in tow, there were a few other runner-ups that also made a grand impact on this Dominican designer’s collection. Paired with all the fur apparel were plenty of extravagant embellishments like a strapless beaded floral gown, feathered skirts, splashes of sequins, and Indian and tribal-inspired prints.

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Narciso Rodriguez
Ahead of the Fashion Week Trend: Artsy Pieces at Narciso Rodriguez
By Verky Arcos | 02/17/2011 - 18:07

As in his Spring collection, Narciso Rodriguez brought back the 3/4 length dress to his F/W 2011, only this year it had more personality with a mix of sheer material, printed silk, and some color. The collection was a hip variety of color blocking, graphic and abstract designs in fall colors like black, grey, navy blue, and red with splashes of cool purples and pinks. All the pieces spoke to the world of the arts, which is where Narciso says his inspiration came from.

For some artistic-inspired pieces of your own, check-out these selections:

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Carolina Herrera
Ahead of the Fashion Week Trend: Lavish Furs at Carolina Herrera
By Verky Arcos | 02/16/2011 - 17:51

Known for her prim and proper aesthetic, Carolina Herrera’s F/W 11 collection was as lovely as you'd expect. It carried the air of sophistication that Herrera has become synonymous with, using black and grey knee-length and Maxi hemlines, high collars that flipped over the shoulders, silk and textured fabrics in her usual classic shapes. Some looks that were out of the ordinary for Herrera were a few neon blue and pink-colored dresses and sequined tops, but what ran consistent throughout the show was fur.

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Custo Barcelona
Ahead of the Fashion Week Trend: Bold Tights at Custo Barcelona
By Verky Arcos | 02/15/2011 - 19:03

The Custo Barcelona Fall/Winter 2011 collection featured the Spanish designer’s signature artistry, with pieces resembling collages made up of many different fabrics and interwoven materials. Given his usual eccentricity, this collection had cleaner lines and neutral colors with occasional pops of red and purple. The real showstoppers? His patterned and printed leggings, trousers, and tights, which are heavily trending.

Here are some ideas to rock your own, Custo-inspired bottoms:

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Carlos Campos
Ahead of the Fashion Week Trend: Carlos Campos & Menswear-Inspired Frocks
By Verky Arcos | 02/14/2011 - 18:53

Carlos Campos frequently finds inspiration for his shows in his travels and this time around, the talented designer based his Fall/Winter 2011 Men’s Collection on the incredibly romantic stylings of Chile’s poet laureate Pablo Neruda.

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Dania Ramirez
EXCLUSIVE: Behind the Scenes with Dania Ramirez at the Heart Truth Fashion Show
By Verky Arcos | 02/11/2011 - 08:00

We caught up with Dania Ramirez right after she ruled the runway for the official kick off for New York Fashion Week: The Heart Truth’s Red Dress Fashion show. She dished to us on pre-show jitters and rocking her red Catherine Malandrino stunner, as well as the importance of rasing awareness around heart disease—the number one killer of Latina women in the United States.

Check out the video below:

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Fashion Week Spring 2011
Why You Should Care About Fashion Week
By Verky Arcos | 02/09/2011 - 18:00

There’s always a ton of hype surrounding New York Fashion Week. We know you’re probably thinking, “Why should I care about designer runway clothes that only celebrities can afford?” Well, you are only partially right. While Fashion Week may seems like a place for high-society snobs to gather around and obsess about haute couture, it is also the place where trends are set for seasons to come.

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