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Follow NY Fashion Week Online!

Fashionistas rejoice! New York Fashion week is nearly upon us once more!  It's the time of year where all of your favorite designers will show off their new Fall/Winter 2013 collections! Unfortunately not everyone can get to see the shows live in real life. Thankfully the internet can help! So check out all of the resources you can use to get your fashion fix.

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Live Streaming

Unfortunately, this year Fashion Week will not be live streamed on Twitter. Boo!  Fortunately some of the shows will be live streamed at mbfashionweek.com.  You can check our their schedual here.

Livestream.com will also be hosting several livestream shows from some of your favorite designers like Louise Goldin, Jeremy Scott, and DKNY.  Check out all the livestream.com fashion week offerings here.

Fashion Publications

Your favorite fashion publications will also be keeping up to date on the latest from Fashion Week. Style.com, The Cut, and Women's Wear Daily just to name a few will be reporting the latest syle developments, photos, blog coverage and more.

Social Media

Don't forget social media!  Fashion Week will be all over Twitter, Tumblr, and of course Instagram and Pinterest.

Twitter

Follow the hashtags #nyfw and #mbfw to stay up to date with the latest Fashion Week news and updates.  Mashable has also created a list of notable Twitter accounts to follow for updates.

Tumblr

There are many great fashion tumblrs out there, but these are some of the hottest ones to follow for Fashion Week.  The nyfw tumblr tag, Eva Chen, and Teen Vogue.

Instagram

You can bet there will be tons of Instagram photos snapped at fashion week, so stay tuned to the #nyfw tag and check out these favorites that are sure to please the NY Times Style Magazine, Eva Chen, and Wall Street Style Reporter Elizabeth Holmes.

Pinterest

Pinterest will surely get it's share of pins about NYFW.  Check out the awesome boards of The Wall Street Journal, and Oscar de La Renta!

New York Fashion Week Official Accounts

Looking for the official NYFW accounts? We've got them all.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Official Site

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Facebook

Pinterest

YouTube

Instagram

 

Did we miss any great NYFW resources? Let us know! Are you excited to see the newest styles hit the runway? Tell us about it in the comments!

Calling All Fashion Designers! Trina Turk Wants Your Help!

Trina Turk, an LA based fashion designer is turning to Threadless.com to look for help designing her new Fall 2013 collection. She is looking for a pattern, traditionally her designs feature bright, bold colors. The winning submission could be printed on anything from a dress to men's jacket or even a throw. Submissions are open until Aug. 23. You can also vote on the submissions at Threadless as well. The lucky winner will receive $2,000 in cash, a $2,000 Trina Turk gift card, a $500 Threadless gift certificate and any pieces from the Fall collection that feature the winning print. Other chosen designs also have the chance to win $1000!

Check out this video for more details:

So all you fashion designers out there, get your submissions in on or before August 23rd for your chance to win! Get all the entry details here. Let us know if you are entering in the comments, and show us those awesome print designs!

Searching for fashion? Search Chic Engine.

You find an outfit you absolutely love on Pinterest. Maybe it doesn't provide a link to the products featured, or those products happen to be designer brands and you have a budget that can't match that. What's a hopeful fashionista to do?  Wish there was a way you could search for your dream outfit?

Lucky you, now you can! The new search engine Chic Engine lets you search for clothing items by photo!  Chic Engine was developed by Adrian Rosebrock, from Catonsville, Maryland.  His day job is as a developer at the National Cancer Institute unit.

Here's a walk-through to get you searching for fashion in no time!

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First find yourself an image.

We've found an image, now we need to either save it to our computer so we can upload it to ChicEngine, or we can just get the url of the image. To get the url right click on the image, then select "Copy Image Location".

Now, over to Chic Engine!

All you have to do is paste (right click > paste) into the "or enter the url of the image" field and hit search.

Now we can select what we are looking for. Let's try to get the shirt. Select the "Women's Shirts" option, and move the selection box to select the shirt. We selected her entire upper body from shoulders to waist. Once you are happy with your selection hit search.

Results!  Looking through the results they don't appear to be exact, at least on the first page. But as you can see the overall look is very similar to our original image. Our original had a jacket over a shirt, which was probably difficult for the search engine to work with. So lets try it again with something that is simpler and see if we can get an exact match.

Here's the image we are working from, let's find the shirt again.  Repeating our previous steps we end up with these results:

Again, it's not exactly what we are looking for, but the results are similar.  Chic Engine looks like it is a great tool for getting fashion inspiration or a certain look but not necessarily the exact items (at least at this point in it's development).

So head on over to Chic Engine and check it out, let us know what you think of it (and show off those fantastic outfits) in the comments!

 

 

 

What I Love: Colored Denim!

 

Spring is here and one of my favorite trends is colored denim! There are so many beautiful colors available and the possible combinations are endless!

 

 

Here are my suggestions on the best way to rock colored jeans:

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Neutrals – Why neutrals? Well they look great with just about anything! Pair up your colored denim with black, white, ivory, gray and tan to really make the color pop! Even though this may seem like the most obvious option, it doesn’t mean you are skimping on style! It is a classic look and it let’s you have even more fun with accessories!

Color-blocking – What else looks good with bright colors you ask? More bright colors! The only real rule here is to try to pair pastels with pastels and brights with brights. Chosen correctly, the colors will completely compliment each other. It is a bold look and so much fun!

Prints - Another fun way to rock your colored jeans is to pair them with a bold print. Polka dots, nautical stripes, and floral prints can be paired perfectly with jeans of all different hues. Have fun with it!

 

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Do you own any bright jeans< yet? What are your favorite things to wear with them? Let me know in the comments below!

Xo,

 

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