RUNWAY TO REAL LIFE rachel zoe edition

IMG_6460Oh, hi! Lauren here & today’s post is something I have been looking forward to for a long time. Here is the thing, I am basically fashion illiterate. I have no idea what culottes are, get very confused by anything that claims to be ‘body-con’, and if it isn’t black or cream, I basically can’t see it. This doesn’t mean I don’t like fashion, it just means that I am not as gifted as others at putting trending outfits together.

In an effort to be a better dresser, we are launching a new series – Runway to Real Life – where we break down an ad, runway show, trend, etc. and help work it in to your normal attire. I mean, don’t get me wrong, as much as we would all love to wear gold eyeliner & flowers in our hair, I feel like your next strategy meeting might not be so open to your new found fashion savvy. Hence, this column!

We take something trendy or fashion forward, in this case Rachel Zoe’s latest Spring 2016 collection, and find ways to incorporate the look or feel into more real-life scenarios. Sound fun? We hope so!

IMG_6497Rachel Zoe’s Spring 2016 collection was all about cool ’70s & ’80s vibes – but in a chic, romantic way. Don’t think orange corduroy or denim skirts, but more a romantic Lauren Hutton goes to palm springs and brings all of her creams, whites, and fringe. Now, you get it!

We interpreted Rachel Zoe’s runway to mean lots of white & cream layers with relaxed makeup & a fun, kind of messy hair. How can you incorporate this in your everyday, office appropriate life? Pull out those white jeans (or even light denim), front tuck a loose white shirt and maybe pair with with a loose fringy jacket or something with a little flair. Still need some inspiration? We’ve got some fun starting points right here….

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IMG_6472THE TWISTED FISHTAIL

1. Fabulous stylist Andie Pierce from Stylisted helped us out with Isabella’s look, so to mimic it completely, take two sections above each ear & fishtail braid them back until they merge. For a bit of an easier start, take two sections above each ear and twist them backward & secure with a clear elastic.

2. Pull the two sections (twisted or fishtailed) back into a small ponytail. Divide the ponytail into two smaller, equal-sized ponytails & separate a small section of hair from the outside of the left ponytail.

3. Pull this piece across the top of the left ponytail over to the right ponytail. Don’t twist the hair as you bring it across, just a flat, straight pull over. Next, separate another small section of hair from the outside of the right ponytail. Pull this piece across the top of the right ponytail over to the left ponytail.

4. Repeat steps 3-6 until you run out of hair. If it get’s messy, that’s okay – it looks better that way! When you’re finished, secure the ends with a second elastic. If you used an elastic to secure your top two sections (that you twisted or fishtailed) together, snip it off so it all looks like one fluid style.

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lauren and sylvia