How To Wear It: Winter Kate Black Magic Blouse

Nicole Richie's boho chic clothing and accessory lines, Winter Kate and House of Harlow 1960, keep getting better and better. This week, The Lookbook chose Winter Kate's Black Magic Blouse from the Fall 2011 collection.  Click the photos below to see the pieces Mizzie and Sierra used to style this gorgeous and versatile blouse.  

Links:  Victoria Beckham, BCBG, Winter Kate


Nicole recently wore this blouse to the Band of Outsiders, NET-A-PORTER and Summer event at the Hollywood Forever cemetery on August 24, 2011 in Hollywood.

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Top 5 Fashion Trends for Fall 2011

Unfortunately summer is almost over, but fortunately that means we get to indulge in the new Fall fashions very very soon. As we all know the latest trends can be a touch overwhelming, so I have narrowed them down to the Top 5 2011 Fashion Trends for Fall. Over the next five weeks I will be breaking down the trends for you and giving you practical advice on how to wear the looks in your every day life.  Because let's face it, what we see on the runway is far from realistic for most of us.  So check back each week for the latest edition to see what's in fashion.  

Tuxedo Dressing         Graphics               Polka Dots             Color           Maxi Lengths Five shots from runway shows showing top 5 trends for fall fashion 2011



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Style Inspiration - Gwyneth Paltrow

This month's Style Inspiration is the leggy blonde, mother of two, Gwyneth Paltrow. Gwyneth has such an easy relaxed style. She never looks like she is trying too hard on the red carpet or hanging out with her kids, Apple and Moses.  Now I know some people find her lifestyle blog, Goop, a bit preachy, well that's what I've been reading online lately, but I personally love her recipes (check out her new cook book, My Father's Daughter) and recommendations. Since she also lives in London, she often writes about local places to visit and more importantly, places to eat. She even wrote a post on her favorite places to shop when she was filming in Nashville. We were excited to see her name a few of our fav Nashville boutiques like, H. Audrey and Imogene and Willie. Recently we've seen Ms. Paltrow wearing current and elliot, j brand, Stella McCartney and Azzedine Alaïa. If you want to emulate her understated elegance stick to solid muted colors in natural fabrics with a tailored cut. street style images of celebrity gwyneth paltrow

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Trend - Color Blocking

I must admit I was resistant of this trend when I first saw it.  Mainly because of it's vivid contradiction to my usual gray, white and black palette.  But the other day I pulled out a pair of lavender jeans I have not worn in ages and decided to try the trend. Luckily I was able to piece together a rather fun outfit using a green grandpa cardigan I have tried to throw out multiple times but thought "someday this might come in handy" and a striped shirt from Zara.  So ladies, pull out all your "purchased on a whim" whimsical pieces.  Enjoy the sunshine, if you're in a place where there is sunshine, have some fun and dress like a rainbow.

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My version of color blocking.  I kind of cheated with the shirt but this was a casual look. You could replace the shirt with a bright pink top. color blocking


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Trend - Maxi Skirts

Trend Tip - The maxi skirt can be maxi intimidating, no? Yes! Well have no fear my fashion mavens. Be bold and try this trend using these simple tips and inspiration. The maxi skirt is like the maxi dress. It can easily take you from a walk on the beach to a posh night out. It works best with a slimming top which means either cropped or long and fitted.  Basically, make sure your waistline is at least acknowledged. It's nice, but not necessary to show some skin up top.  Heels or flats will work, just make sure the length of the skirt barely brushes the floor.  We would love love love to see how you ladies wear this trend. Please email us with pics or comment below with your ideas.

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How to Wear It: Tie Skirt from Leona

Leona is a fun and flirty line that showed this weekend at Lexus Nashville Fashion Week. The Spring collection made us immediately think of Steeplechase.  You can find these very wearable pieces at Hemline in the Hill Center in Green Hills and at Emmaline in Franklin.

Here's how Mizzie and Sierra from The Lookbook styled Leona's tie skirt.

Read Sierra's inspiration for this look here.

Make sure you pick up the Spring/Summer 2011 edition of The Lookbook at your favorite local boutique.  We collaborated with them to bring you an expanded shopping guide!

Style Inspiration - Elizabeth Taylor

This week we asked our friend Owner and Chief Publicist of OMG Publicity Beth Hood Fromm, who is a beauty and style inspiration herself,  to comment on her style inspiration Elizabeth Taylor. "Oozing Old-Hollywood and sensuality, Elizabeth Taylor created for herself a unique style, which was unabashedly feminine meets over-the-top glamour. Always dressed to the nines, you never saw her looking less than what you would expect of her. Women today could take a page out of Elizabeth's style book, allowing ourselves the freedom to once again celebrate what makes us separate and strong. Elizabeth demonstrated that it's ok to flaunt what you've got and to dress everyday like you're ready for your close up."

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Thanks Beth!!!

Fashion Friday - How To Wear It: Julianna Bass

This week's The Lookbook Fashion Friday designer has quickly become a Stella favorite.  Julianna Bass is a Tennessee native now based in New York.  Her designs are romantic at their core, but they all have an edge to them that we absolutely love.  Take a look at Julianna's Spring 2011 lookbook.  Those Sleeveless cuffs and necklaces look gorgeous with Julianna's designs. You can see Julianna's Fall/Winter 2011 looks come down the runway this Friday at the War Memorial during  Lexus Nashville Fashion Week.  You have your tickets already, right?

Here's how Mizzie and Sierra from The Lookbook styled the Julianna Bass Black Duchess Satin Romper.

Style Inspiration - Erin Wasson

You probably have to be a super skinny super model to get away with Erin Wassons anti-fashion fashion.  With her signature long bed head locks and over sized tanks worn braless Erin creates the "i just threw this on" look with an edgy flair. Her jewelry line Low Luv embodies her rawness perfectly in chunky sterling silver and gold plated pieces for ears, wrists and neck.  She's an inspiration for not playing by the rules. Street Style

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Fashion Friday - How To Wear It: Aman Stovall

Last week The Lookbook featured another fantastic Lexus Nashville Fashion Week designer, Aman Stovall.  These dresses are gorgeous and we can not wait to see this Fall line come down the runway on Saturday, April 2.  We can't believe Nashville Fashion Week kicks off next week!  Do you have your tickets yet?  Purchase them here.

Here's how Mizzie styled this gorgeous Aman Stovall dress.  Visit The Lookbook to see the inspiration behind Sierra's look.

Fashion Friday – How to Wear It: The Arnold Dress

Sylvia Hiesel, Arnold DressThis week's The Lookbook Fashion Friday How to Wear It is the Sylvia Heisel Arnold Dress.  Sylvia's pieces are a gorgeous mix of classic and modern and her collection of beautiful silk pieces definitely puts us in the mood for Spring.  You can see Sylvia's collection come down the runway during Lexus Nashville Fashion Week on Tuesday, March 29.  Get your tickets now!

Here's how Mizzie and Sierra from The Lookbook styled it. Do you have a favorite?  Tell us what you think.

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Fashion Friday - How to Wear It: Emil Erwin Canvas Tote

Last week's Fashion Friday from The Lookbook featured Nashville designer Emil Erwin and his expertly handcrafted canvas tote.  Emil is a true artisan whose work is reminiscent of an era when quality took precedence over quantity.  If you live in Nashville, you've most likely seen his gorgeous pieces at Imogene + Willie

Here's how Mizzie and Sierra from The Lookbook styled the Emil Erwin Waxed Canvas Tote.