Edgy with a Twist!

Hi, fashionistas!

Today, I’m talking about one of the coolest trends for fall and winter: edgy outfits with a twist. Incorporating pops of color, unique prints and textures, and more, are all going to make a statement this season! The days of having to wear all black to get that edge are finally over (not that that’s going to stop me).

Enough chit chat. Let’s get straight to the fabulous outfit!

Here’s the look that I created on Polyvore. You can shop from it!

Fun & Edgy Fall Outfit!

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Statement Outerwear!

Hi, fashionistas!

As usual, I’ve been researching fashion trends and I’ve come up with my must-have list for fall and winter outerwear. These statement pieces are sure to get attention and double takes. Cool, right? Here’s some of my favorites:

The "I NEED IT!" Outerwear

The “I NEED IT!” Outerwear by theteenrunway11 featuring a satin jacket

The "I NEED IT!" Outerwear

The “I NEED IT!” Outerwear by theteenrunway11 featuring a proenza schouler jacket

  • Trench Coat with Studs: The studs add an unexpected edge to the classic trench. It’s a great idea for a night out or a special day!
  • Faded Denim Jacket With Lots of Rips: This is perfect for the cool vibe you need for a school day or even a trip to the mall or movie!
  • Words on the Back of Jackets: This is a fun idea for any day and event! Put it over a tee, sweater, or a casual dress for a graphic take on the classic denim or leather jacket.
  • Fitted Letterman Jackets: This is a super cute take on the oh-so-preppy football team jacket! If you’re aiming for the prepster look or are just looking to add some prep to your style, I suggest this! You can wear it to school, the mall, the movies, or on a casual weekend with friends, but maybe not on a first date.
  • A Polka Dot Trench With a Colorful Collar: I could see me wearing this coat when I’m feeling happy or just need a little whimsy in my day. Even in the girly, pink color, it would look great at a semi-formal party or special event. Trust me, you’ll be happy you bought it.
  • Stained Leather and Vegan Leather Jackets: Whether the jackets are a rainbow or deep red color, they’re awesome! These jackets are immensely popular for fall and winter, because of the unique treatment of the leather. You can wear them to semi-formal events, the mall, or even to the movies!

So, that’s my take on the top trend of statement outerwear! Would you wear statement outerwear or do you think it’s too bold? Let me know in the comments below! I want to know your thoughts! Until my next post, fashionistas! I love my lovely readers! Goodbye for now!

xx,

Lauren

GET GRAPHIC!

Hi, fashionistas!

Hallways tend to be pretty boring with the plain walls and all, so add some umph by wearing graphic tops and pants! Who knows, you may even spark a new trend at your school!  Be that trendsetter. I know you are, fashionista!

Get Graphic! - Tee's
Get Graphic! - Pants

Get Graphic! – Pants by theteenrunway11 featuring highwaist pants

You can wear a pair of pants with a geometric design or maybe a top with a cool lion head against a black background. Both of them are edgy, yet both are unique.

Well, that’s all for this post, fashionistas! Until my next one! Thank you for reading, and I love you guys so much!

xx,

Lauren

Interview with Dame and Maiden by Sarah Beale

Hi, fashionistas!

Today, I’m showing you a special interview with Sarah Beale, fashion designer of Dame & Maiden from Stanford Row! Her clothes are edgy, vintage inspired, and on trend! Introducing, Sarah Beale:

Interview:

sarah beale
US: Hello Sarah, thanks for agreeing to be interviewed and for playing our dress up dilemma game. It’s always nice to know where someone comes from so our first question as always is, What were you called as a child?
Sarah:  ha ha, I’ve had a lot of nicknames in my life…but the main one my parents called me as a child was bird.. at some times my dad still calls me this 😀
US:  Dad’s eh, that’s lovely, so without being to nosey how old are you (really:)
Sarah:  (she didn’t blink once) 31
US:  You look fantastic, so when did you first know you wanted to design/sew/create?
Sarah: “that’s an easy one, about halfway though college. Stores in Ames Iowa just weren’t cutting it for me.US:
US: So who inspired you and how?
Sarah: “Yeah, I was inspired by vintage clothing and the idea of making whatever I could come up with in my head and something that no one else would have”.
US: So you’re a head person, Tell us about the space you work in and why did you choose there?
Sarah: “I work full time in a studio in my house. I have thought about opening a shop in Des Moines where I live, but I absolutely love being home working. My space has plenty of light and windows and it makes me feel like I’m outside and not cooped up inside all day. My husband and I are looking for a bigger house so I can expand my workspace and maybe have a small showroom attached”.
US:  So we’re jealous now.  Ok, so now the dilemma. You’ve just got a call from a major personality, they’ve got to leave for a special event in 15 minutes and they want you to dress them. Who would be the personality you’d most like to get that call from?
Erin Watson
Sarah: “That’s easy, in my ideal world it would be Erin Watson! I love her style and used to see her from time to time in my neighbourhood when I  lived in LA. She is amazing and effortlessly cool.”
US:  Alrighty then, you know the game. You only have three items to work with. Firstly, one of your items, secondly, a classic item – you decide what makes it a classic –and thirdly (in your opinion) the next Big Thing. Let’s start with an item from your range to start with and why?
sarah beale dress
Sarah: “the reason I chose this item for Erin is it’s all about length, long lines and smooth flowing movement. That’s Erin in my mind’.
US: Great, so what’s classic item to match Erin and your maxi with and why?
sarah beale interview moto jacket
Sarah: ” well it may seem  bit obvious to some but then again, no. I would choose a classic motorcycle jacket to pair with this dress. It’s the whole ‘boyfriend’ look that gets me, young love, hope. It only works this way round though. If my husband asked to wear one of my dresses when we go riding together, well you know what I mean”.
US: yeah, that way round loses something. Well so far you have Erin in your off the shoulder maxi dress and a classic leather bike jacket, what’s the next big thing you’re going to finish her look off with?
sarah beale interview punky hair
Sarah: “ah, well I couldn’t do this myself but I would if I could. The final touch for Erin and in my opinion the next Big Thing  would have to be short punky hair.”

US: Fabulous, we’ll tweet her your look. So before we go, just one last thing. What’s the best tip or trick you ever learnt?

Sarah: How to load on mascara without it looking like I loaded it on.. Love 60s lashes and I’m addicted to mascara!

‘Excellent, thank you Sarah, it’s been an absolute pleasure  hearing about your world.

Visit Dame & Maiden‘s on Stanford Row

*Courtesy of Stanford Row 

Until my next post! Thanks for reading! Love you guys!

xx,

Lauren

Summer’s Hottest Shorts!

Hi, fashionistas!

In the summer, I love wearing shorts! Who doesn’t? Don’t get me wrong, I’m a huge fan of skirts and dresses, but it’s always great to wear a pair of awesome shorts! I’ve created a few Polyvore interactive photos (you can shop from them!) of my favorite summer shorts for 2013!

Here are this summer’s hottest shorts styles:

1. Boho!

Bohemian Shorts

Bohemian Shorts by theteenrunway11 featuring studded shorts

2. Edgy!

Edgy Shorts
3. Girly!
Girly Shorts
Those trends are so cool and popular! With these shorts, you’ll be strutting your way through the crowd in no time! So fab!
Until my next post, fashionistas! I love my lovely readers!
xx,
Lauren