Lauren Conrad and her Blue Avocado XO(eco) collection.
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It's seems like FOR-EV-ER ago that we got wind of Lauren Conrad launching an eco-friendly cosmetic accessories collection with BlueAvocado, but the time has finally come—LC's new line has officially launched! Just this week The Hills star released a collection of sustainable and reusable products with BlueAvocado called XO(eco), which carries everything from cute food storage containers to on-the-go cosmetics bags and—get this—even a hot iron bag so you can pack your straightener in your luggage even if it's still piping hot. SMART.
Maddy C., Olivia Harrison, and Emi Coco.
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Dudes, we need to talk. Specifically, about floral crowns. The beautiful flowers of the world are suddenly going straight from the fields to our foreheads, and it ain't stopping any time soon. We don't mean to point fingers, but we're 99.9% sure this is all Lana Del Rey's fault. She's a flower crown-wearing FIEND, and she's warmed us up to the fact that it's totally OK to wear roses in our hair. In fact, this trend has spread so far that even guys are beginning to sport these bad boys as hair accessories. Uh huh, GUYS. *hides nearest bouquet of flowers from boyfriend* We'll admit we were a bit skeptical of this trend at first, but we've seen sooo many bloggers posting the most 'DORBS floral crown outfits as of late, we can't even deny it anymore—they look dang cute. It adds an instant touch of softness to even the most edgy ensemble and pulls the entire badass boho chic look together in seconds flat.
Born This Way Foundation sells Bravery Bracelets at Office Depot.
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If it ain't broke, don't fix it, right? Lady Gaga's Born This Way Foundation is taking a page from Lance Armstrong's Livestrong book and rolling out a collection of silicone gel Bravery bracelets among a host of other Born This Way back-to-school products distributed and sold as a partnership with Office Depot.
Nope, that's not a typo. This here is a glistening set of GRASS knuckles brought to you, world, by Icelandic design company HAF by Hafsteinn Juliusson. The four-finger ring is part of HAF's Growing Jewelry collection which features two styles of single-finger rings, two multi-finger rings (including the above knuckles in question), and two necklaces. HAF explains that the aim of Growing Jewelry is to "redefine modern values" via their "clash of jewelry and gardening couture and organism." Basically, they think people, especially city-dwellers, should be closer to nature "as nature [is] the presupposition of life."
The jumbo hair clip resurfaces at the Universitaet der Kuenste Berlin Fashion Week show.
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Remember when we were all, "OMG, would you wear this JUMBO HAIR CLIP??" We told you about how these neon reimaginings of the childhood hair stand-by were the brainchild of Adia Kibur, and in our humble collective opinion, one part weird, three parts wonderful. Sure, they were oddball and even a bit gaudy, but there was a sweet nostalgia about these envelope-pushing hair accessories we really appreciated. Welp, looks like the snap clip silhouette has since found its way onto the international Fashion Week runways (specifically Berlin's) and is even bigger than before!
Marcel Ostertag and a Vivienne Westwood model wear men's flower crowns.
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Well well well, stylish people of the world. If you're not into them yet, you better start cozying up to flower crowns as a bonafide accessory before you get left in the dust. It looks as though the floral accessories trend seemingly pioneered by Lana Del Rey, the adopted staple of Coachella and Taylor Swift tea parties alike is not only growing in prevalence, it's picking up steam. Snowballing even! The blossoming headbands have been popular with the ladies for at least a few months now, but it's these latest Fashion Week offerings from Marcel Ostertag and Vivienne Westwood in Germany and Milan respectively that are making a case for dudes to sport them, too.
Big Boi has designed a line of socks for Crooks & Castles.
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After two years of waiting, Big Boi is finally on the eve of releasing his sophomore solo album this coming November. In a climate that's becoming more and more riddled with concurrent product launches to preface a record's debut (see Justin Bieber's Believe album x Girlfriend perfume), Sir Lucious Left Foot has a preeeeetty fitting album companion for this follow-up record: a line of Big Boi-designed socks!
Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen at the CFDA Fashion Awards on June 4 and their bag from The Row.
Listen, we're well aware Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen KNOW style. They won the highly-acclaimed Womenswear Designer of the Year Award at the CFDAs, which currently puts them at the top of the 2012 fashion roster. But esteemed accolades aside, we need to get real for a second and just say this—they're selling a bag from The Row's pre-fall 2012 collection for nearly $17,000. YEAH. This backpack (that's right! You can tote this sweatfest on your back all summer long!) is a collection of fur patches sewn together into one giant, mismatched fuzzball. Unlike the previous $40,000 The Row crocodile bag from one reptile, which is (oddly) more expensive but equally anger-inducing, this backpack is made from the fur of at least three different animals. Yipes. The thing is, if you're PETA there's obvious reasons to be mad (and they certainly are! #trollsens), but what if you're just a plain ol' fashion person that is looking at this for what it really is—a really, really expensive bag.
Rita Ora in London on June 24, and Rihanna in London on Feb. 28.
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Ladies, we need to talk. You may remember back in February when we saw Rihanna sporting a confusing head harness/visor/hat thing while in London, but we brushed it off thinking, "Those Brits and their kooky hats! RiRi is just living the moment, soaking up her culture, and being a fun and fashion-y gal!" But, you guys, IT'S BAAAACK. *horror movie scream* Earlier this week Rita Ora stepped out in another version of this bondage headgear, and we are SO. CONFUSED. Like, what is it? It has a brim so it's technically in the hat/visor territory, but all those random straps and buckles are making us second-guess ourselves. Also, beads?! That's basically a HEADBAND then. Why does a visor need so many straps? Why won't someone tell us what's going on?! *sobs*
Can you believe M.I.A.'s breakout album Arular came out SEVEN YEARS AGO? SEVEN YEARS! *Checks for wrinkles in the mirror.* The boundary pushing musician has been sountracking our dance parties pretty consistently ever since, and so we were not mad when a remix of M.I.A.'s brat anthem "Bad Girls" was released today. Produced by Kala co-producer Switch and featuring verses from Missy Elliot and Rye Rye, the remix is the first of a series which will also include cameos from Azealia Banks and Nicki Minaj. It's appropriate that Switch also produced Beyonce's "Run the World (Girls)" because this remix series he's a part of sure proves that point, at least as far as the rap world is concerned. But we haven't even gotten to the coolest part yet! Maya, never satisfied with doing the same old boring thing, is releasing the remixes digitally, yah, but she's also releasing them through her online store in a gold USB necklace. We. Die.