Waterway x Warby Parker

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Dreaming of white beaches feeling sand between your toes, endless horizons watching the sun dip below the ocean, and sipping sangria laying out by the pool? Well the guys down at Warby Parker certainly were when designing their new Waterway Collection. Taking the brand’s favourite styles and adding a refreshing new summer time spin for this exclusive summer collection.
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Now summer time is one of my absolute favourite times of year, not only providing an extremely valid reason to visit every rooftop bar in the city, but also giving you every excuse to buy a new pair of sandals…every week gosh I know I have a problem. And when better to whip out your staple sunnies than in the height of summer?! Warby Parker‘s latest collection have taken timeless styles; BensenGriffinPerceyPiper & Welty, for a quick dip and attributed shoreline shades like Sand Castle and Marine Pebble for a dash of summer time allure.
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Being both a glasses wearer and a sunglass fanatic, it is more than refreshing to see these iconic styles that all Warby Parkerfans know and love and add and extra special incentive of purchase. Warby Parker’s ‘Do Good’ programme’s ethos is ‘by a pair, give a pair’ and works towards supporting those 703 million people who currently live without access to eyewear. So far Warby Parker have managed to provide over 1 million people across the World with the vital glasses that they so need, click here to watch the inspiring video.
The Waterway collection has hit stores this week and is available to shop in store and showrooms across America, and is now available to shop onlineclick here to shop.
Written by Georgia Benjamin, check out her blog at SUPERCALAFASHIONISTIC.com

Sayonara Summer Sales

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Tis the summer season to scrape together the little bits of fun money left. Why you ask? One word: SALE. Why wait and buy later, when you can buy NOW. While you consume responsibly every other month, it is time to steal the reasonably priced goodies (yes, the need vs. want is irrelevant right now) before stores replenish with full price fall collections.

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Definition of clearance: the ultimate super sale of each season that produces an unhealthy obsession with getting the biggest bang for your buck.

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The largest consortium of brands and price points can be found at Nordstrom’s Anniversary sale that is ending August 4th. If you are running short on time and looking for some quick trendy elements, ASOS online is offering 25% off their summer styles + free shipping on orders $25 or more. Both Bloomingdales and ZARA also have larger collections of basic necessities. Get a head on fall trends and look at Forever21 who is featuring a competitive offer of back to school basics starting at $6. Lastly, for all of the high-end/designer yuppies, Barney’s end-of-the-season items are at 75% off. Don’t miss out!

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Tips to wrangle the racks and make the best of your hunt:

  1. Enter the threshold of fashionable goodness at off hours. Prime time could be in the mornings or around dinner hours right before the store closes. Do your best to avoid weekend craziness.
  2. Shop with purpose and be realistic. During your hunt, set out for a few main pieces that you can wear more than once. Snagging the cheap goods can be a financial waste if you wear once.
  3. Bring a partner in crime. Share your shopping goals with a gal with similar style. Hit the racks with each other’s needs in mind. This will expedite the hunting process.f9a7093b6e98bc627f81ed9c483f1ec4
  4. Stay hydrated. While that iced latte may be refreshing and give you an extra kick in the rear energy wise, it may cause serious thirst. Stick to teas and waters to get you through. (Caution: over indulging may lead to long bathroom lines)
  5. Snag work wear basics that you don’t have or don’t have enough. These essentials are best to buy now because you will always need them and will help you save a few pennies down the road.

 

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Written by Audrey Stone

 

 

Red, White, and Review of the 4th of July

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And now we can all let out a big sigh of relief and sadness as we wave goodbye to another epic 4th of July weekend. Yes, we all consumed too much food, spent way too much time soaking up the sun, and probably went back to work way too tired… It’s okay, it was only one long weekend. While it may seem obvious that all residents of the glorious USA would observe the birth of this fine nation, only 82% of respondents took a break from their daily routines to celebrate.

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Every birthday party has a theme, regardless if it is explicitly stated or not. For America’s birthday, anything red, white, and blue was sported this past weekend by 47% of male respondents and 58% of female respondents.

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Shockingly, only 2% of male respondents opted to wear an American flag-inspired toga get up. In the land of the free and the home of the extra-large fries, America goes big and does not go home. We asked 2,162 patriots about their Independence Day activities and found that 58% of respondents spent the weekend hovering around the barbeque with a bunch of buddies.

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Some super flag wavers took matters into their own hands this holiday weekend. Instead of watching locally scheduled pyrotechnics, 13% of respondents set off their own fireworks in their backyard or neighborhood… By the way, thanks for the invitation. Sadly, it is time to take down those star spangled banners and toss the leftover the mini food emblazoned with American propaganda. See you next year fellow patriots!

Written by Audrey Stone

Collaboration Nation: Other Stories X Richard Braqo

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& Other Stories, the Swedish fashion house and younger yet more mature style sister of H&M and COS, writes style stories every day in the lives and wardrobes of its loyal and fashionable devotees. Yet as if the fabulous ready-to-wear collection weren’t enough for us to desire and drool over, the brand’s shoe department has just swept us off our pretty little feet with a love story of its own; taking us with it on its sexy new collaboration adventures to lands so seductive we can’t help but get our panties in a twist.
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls,  feast your pretty little eyes on the brand’s latest (and possibly greatest thus far) marriage of high-heeled chic with high-street dreams, all in the name of stiletto genius extraordinaire, Richard Braqo..
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Parsons graduate and recipient of the Cesare Paciotti Accessories Award, Richard Braqo is the height of London’s pride and joy right now, having just launched his brand for the SS13 season. In the land of such high heeled beauties, his designs are “seductive with severe attention to detail and inspired by the designer’s own identity and experiences.” It is his signature stiletto design that has gained him much respect and admiration and the very thing he’s reworked for the high-street store yet as king of the stiletto, it’s not simply the fact that we can all have a piece of the Braqo beauty that makes this new combination of high-street with high-end fabulosity so exciting, but also the fact that it is the designer’s first time ever to design a pair of flats. Shocking, we know! But utterly thrilling nonetheless.

“This collection combines several different points of view,” noted Braqo of his latest project, “from the abstract to the whimsical and the sexy to the rebellious, all unifying feminine and masculine elements while keeping a tight palette.”

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Also part of the collection are two bags by the young and talented designer. Both in black, a clutch version and a matching shoulder edition (just in case) are sure to bring chic up a notch (or ten) in any wardrobe.With prices ranging from £39 and £79, the nine styles, all in a neutral color scheme of white, black, silver and nude, are available in store and on-line now.
Shop the full collection at & Other Stories

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Red Carpet Report: Met Gala 2014

They say life must be lived forwards yet when it comes to such fabulous affairs as this years Met Gala, it would seem utterly essential to ignore that life lesson for a moment and take a little look back in time, if even just to get us through the #yawn of a Wednesday afternoon.
A most elegant event as always, this year saw a rather diverse collection of looks hit the red carpet. From jumpsuits and separates to billowing ball gowns and sleek silhouettes the steps of the Met were adorned with the worlds most stylish stars all out as their most glamorous selves to celebrate the one thing that of course brought everyone together, the legendary yet mysterious couturier Charles James; the chosen subject for the museums annual fashion exhibition, an event surely not to be missed!
So forgetting that old silly saying about life and moving forward, it’s time to reflect upon the best dressed at this year’s Met Gala..

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Blake Lively who was a vision of old school glamour in this stunning Gucci Première number was undoubtedly our favorite of the evening. Love, LOVE, L.O.V.E doesn’t begin to explain..

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Following in closely at second and without a tier of silk missing, Suki Waterhouse was another favourite. She can simply do no wrong in our girl crush book and this Burberry dress was everything we could wish for on such a glamorous evening..
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Jessica Alba wowed as she always does. The hot Momma of two and all round lady of fabulosity wore this most sexy yet delicate Diane von Furstenburg gown which with her hair swept back, red hot nails and dangling jewels certainly paid respect to the night in question.

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As for Ms. Kruger, well we’re sure Charles James would’ve been teary eyed with pride! Her choice of designer in the ever talented and uber-cool Jason Wu for Hugo Boss showed just how an ice blue gown should be worn on and precisely made for such red carpet moments.

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Anna Wintour sure knows how to raise a fashion star and her daughter Bee Schaffer is exactly proof of this indisputable fact! Even in all her god-mother-magic-making glory, Cinderella’s fairy godmother had nothing on this Alexander McQueen gown. The 26 year-old stunner accessorised impeccably with a crystallised necklace, matching earrings and a most darling baby-blue clutch. We just wonder where her shoes were when the clock struck midnight..

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Prabal Gurung beautifully dressed sweetheart Hailee Steinfeld to perfection. Paired with nude satin heels her gown was the ultimate marriage of classic with a modern twist and just shows how at the tender age of seventeen little Miss Steinfeld is already raising the style stakes..

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Naomi Watts stole many a heart in her textured, ombre Givenchy Haute Couture number.. which most definitely included each of ours here in the Snapette offices..

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Karolina Kurkova + Marchesa = speechless..

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Karlie Karlie Karlie.. Oh how enchanting thou looked in thy Oscar de la Renta gown. Now this is what we’d been hoping for a little more of. Completing her look with black rimmed diamonds and a youthful touch in her evening-length leather gloves, the only thing missing was her bestie, Taylor Swift, by her side. I guess sometimes the shot just isn’t big enough when such de la Renta prettiness is involved..

Until the next red carpet affair darlings, it’s back to our own little Wednesday realities.. Love R x http___signatures.mylivesignature.com_54492_92_CDEF789DAD067F0DEC8D93513CC343CF

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