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NJ Goldston, The Brunette

Paris: Dazzling Miu Miu and “Stoned-Out” Versace Kick Off Couture Week

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There’s a small, wonderful group of my friends from LA that make their way to Couture Week in Paris every July (and so do I on occasion) and then head straight to the exclusive Dolce & Gabbana invite only Couture show a few days later.  This year it will be in Portofino and lots of gold is involved. In the days ahead, we’ll take you inside and you can live vicariously and we’ll be giving thumbs up and down for many of the runway looks. It’s all in good fun and feel free to chime in. I’m a Prada girl so I was tickled pink that Miu Miu Resort 2016  (an they’re always the last to close out the RTW) led the way to kick off the week. Mrs. P’s definitely got her groove back.

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However, as there is almost a Gatsby-esque indulgence to it all, I’m fascinated that we are watching this against the backdrop of Greece (and Puerto Rico) and the domino monetary issues that will ripple through the worldwide economies and the EU. Wait ’till everyone finds out how some of the hedge funds thought there would be support that has yet to materialize. Fortunes will be made in lost if you’ve bet the wrong way.  Will the real customers spend or this is all for show? Remember, all the glamorous, wonderful people in the breathless media photos are being dressed and the clothes go back at midnight like Cinderella.  It’s up to the regular folk to support it. Will they woo us as economic concerns build? Only time will tell. In the meantime, there’s over 1,700 billionaires in the world so we’ll leave it to them. Enjoy.

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Yup. This is the new jacket that everyone or a version of it will be wearing about six months from now (or when it’s a wee bit warmer after another brutal winter).

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I’ll say what no one else is saying.  The beloved Mrs. P is the master of mining the archives. For us in the know, she’s tripping on her Miu Miu Spring 2010 collection, which is my favorites of all time. She’s revisited some of the fabrications and embellishments in new ways plus added a twist on the Prada boas from the famed bananas collection. Good move. I love the latest interpretation. A Devil Loves Prada moment, wouldn’t you say?

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Not so new news flash. Women are not dressing up the same way. Couture or no couture. So why not channel it into couture? That’s exactly what Donatella Versace did (and once again the fashion press may not agree with me) with her aptly named “Tattered” Couture Collection. First off, I am sure we’ll see Kate Hudson in one of these looks in no time but more than that, beyond being figure flattering, the collection is sultry and sexy in a whole new stoned out Woodstock bohemian kind-a way. You just wouldn’t wear it to Max Yasgur’s 600-acre dairy farm near Bethel, New York but I’m sure we’ll be seeing some of these beauties on the Fall Red Carpets in Hollywood. Which one will be on Kate Hudson?

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It was all still signature Versace with cut-away body flattering boning and thigh-high slits; however, why not combine floral crowns and platform go-go boots and sandals to pull it together along with the best models in the biz? It worked!

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I’d say the nymphs from the forest look pretty good.

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Not as well know but still part of the elite Couture group, Ulyana Sergeenko had a few looks a limited group of Hollywood stylists might grab in the months ahead. However, they’re not as mainstream so the risk factor is there big time. I do love the shoes.

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With Love From (The Virtual) Paris Runway

NJ Goldston, The Brunette

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The B&B Team

Happy 4th!

  Everyone at The Blonde & The Brunette loves loves loves fireworks and nothing celebrates the 4th better than an over-the-top pyrotechnics display.  Two of the best in the country are located in our LA backyard at the Rose Bowl, or  at The Hollywood Bowl.  Why not try and go?  There might just be some […]

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jadan

Trending: Red, White & Summertime Stripes

Stripes and summer. It means summer has officially kicked off, and we couldn’t be more excited to spend the holiday weekend soaking up some sun rays with good friends & great food! We constantly count our blessings to be living in Southern California, where the weather pretty much screams summertime all year round. There is something […]

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The B&B Team

Congratulations To The Winner Of The Essie Endless Summer Giveaway!

 We’d like to take a moment to announce the lucky winner of the Essie Endless Summer Giveaway!  Congratulations to Rachel! Rachel, please check your inbox for details on how to claim your prize! As always, thank you to everyone for making The Blonde & The Brunette your quick daily dose of fashion, style and beauty!  With Love […]

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jadan

Almost Here: Giambattista Valli For MAC Summer Lipstick Shades Collab

This might be a beauty emergency. The most anticipated collab of the summer, between Italian-born fashion designer, Giambattista Valli for MAC is almost here and we wanted to give you an early heads up. The two powerhouses have teamed up to bring us literally the 5 perfect shades for summer!  Each of the new matte shades, […]

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Lauren Cheek

Beaming Red, White, and Blue! Our Favorite 4th of July Nail Designs!

Can you believe that this weekend is already the 4th of July?! Wow, where did this year go?! Anyways, since we are huge nail junkies here at The Blonde & The Brunette, we have been searching the internet for our favorite festive nails to sport to the beach this weekend! We have a little DIY […]

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Lauren Cheek

Espadrilles Go Glam!

We’re big fans of the Espadrille and this summer even more so. A shoe style that’s over 4,000 years old, has suddenly gone glam.  This year a slew of our favorite designers from Miu Miu to Rene Caovilla have re-imagined the humble espadrille in everything from luxe metallic fabrications to bejeweled crystal-embellished adorned looks (on […]

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NJ Goldston, The Brunette

Did You See?! The Blonde & The Brunette Was Featured in US Weekly!

Have you seen it?! We just had to toot our own horn. We’re thrilled to say that last week The Blonde & The Brunette was featured by magazine powerhouse, US Weekly, as the blog that all of Hollywood has been buzzing about! A huge thank you to US Weekly for the shout out along with […]

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NJ Goldston, The Brunette

Exclusive: The Etro Capsule Collection For Net-A-Porter

Just a quick heads up for all you Boho fashion fans in need of a paisley fix. Etro and Net-A-Porter just launched an exclusive seven-piece limited edition capsule collection that is so perfect for right now with it’s ‘60s bohemian jet-set-inspired style. In fact, it’s the first time the brand has ever created a line […]

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