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July 2013


designer spotlight

Spring/Summer 2013 Collection


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The Everything Issue


he title says it all. The July 2013 issue is going to show you a bit of everything that is out there right now. With so many fantastic colors, prints, cuts and styles out on the web, our fingers couldn’t browse fast enough. Every time we clicked on a new page there was a new item to lust after whether it was the Lanvin snakeskin wedges featured on our Editors’ Picks page, or the See by Chloé duffle bag in our Make a Splash story. The list just seems to go on and on and on. Also, we are very excited to have the accomplished and talented Stylist, Joiee Thorpe, joining us as a guest editor for this issue. Not only does she have a brilliant sense of fashion, but she has also made a big mark in the television world. You can spot Joiee’s work on shows such as the Today Show and Good Morning America. In this issue, she’s going to be showing you some of the hottest things this season that you must pack for your upcoming getaways. You will definitely want to check it out.




Summer hair products our staff can’t live without! John Frieda Go Blonder Collection, $12.99 “It gives me professional hair care at home and can lighten my look up to 1-2 shades. These products add natural-looking highlights for a perfect, sun-kissed look.” – Hellie

Kérastase Noctogenist Voile Nuit Revitalizing Treatment $77.00 “The lightweight leave-in treatment works overnight to repair damage, restore moisture and boost shine. Not only does my hair feel soft, smooth, silky and completely manageable when I wake up, but it also smells amazing! “ – Holly

Morrocanoil Treatment Oil $42 “I LOVE this product. I put it in wet hair, then style and my hair is super shiny and healthy. I also love their restorative hair mask!” – Joiee

Alterna Bamboo Beach Sun Recovery Spray, $20 “My ultra-highlighted hair needs some extra TLC in the summer sun, so this leave-in conditioner spray is a great way to help protect from UV rays and keep my color bright and non-brassy. It also smells deliciously tropical and coconut-y!” – Stephanie

Schwarzkopf OSiS + Dust It Powder, $22 “This mattifying powder blew my mind. I love how easily it texturizes my hair and gives it instant volume. Just remember that a little goes a long way.” – Joyce 3

TheEverythingIssue July 2013


Designer Spotlight



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From the Editor’s Desk


Beauty Insider


Editor Picks


Something for Everyone

10 Featured Stylist & Editor: Joiee Thorpe 18 A Formal Affair 20 Haute Handbags 22 1Blouse, 2 Ways 24 Make a Splash 25

Cover: Model wearing Francesca Jumpsuit

Shop the Issue




Items that our staff is OBSESSING over


Herve Leger $756 Sexy and modern, you will be a standout in this geometric strapless design.

Balmain $2835 You will look like quite the fashion plate in these textured leather leggings.

1 4 5 Lanvin $1331 These electrifying wedge sandals are beautiful enough to be displayed as artwork.

Lanvin $2777 The decadent pleats combined with a Hawaiian print make this a breathtaking dress.

Alexander McQueen $2223 Go bold and dramatic with this vintage style peplum piece. 5


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Nicole Miller $396


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Alexander McQueen $2085

for Everyone

o matter what your budget, have the perfect piece for you

Boutique 9 $99

Prada $1100


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B Roberto Cavalli $1574

Haute Hippie $495


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Givenchy $1400


Marc Jacobs $487


Fashion Maven, Joiee Thorpe Her Packing Essentials bio: Joiee Thorpe is a Style & Market Editor at People

StyleWatch magazine, and a Style Contributor at InStyle magazine. She is a Brooklyn native and credits her mother for influencing her fashion choices. You can reach her on Twitter @Joiee2.

“Go big or go home is my motto with sunglasses!”

Diane von Furstenberg $196 Rag & Bone $233 Narciso Rodriquez $895

Lanvin $915


“For shoes I like to take neutral colors because they go with everything!”

orpe, Shows Us

Free People $198

Elizabeth and James $475

Tory Burch $78

“Great statement pants are perfect for fancy dinners.�

Missoni $246

Balmain $225

Rachel Roy $378 Giuseppe Zanotti $850 11

Designer Spotlight



Turn up the heat with sleek and classic looks that will make everyone come hither.


Brynn Blouse $210 Fiji Bikini Top $55 Fiji Bikini Bottoms $45


Tia Jacket $370


Eddi Blouse $230 PukaBikini Top $55



Alla Dress $465



A FORMAL Oscar de la Renta $1005

Donna Karan $2006 Saint Laurent $1058


DSquared2 $1228

Valentino $7199

Alexander McQueen $735



Lanvin $1830

FFAIR Look luxurious in these decadent designs.

Lanvin $1356

Jason Wu $5740

Michael Kors $225

Jimmy Choo $795

Valentino $3243


Haute Handbags: The 4 Pu


The Trendy Tote – It’s no surprise that a tote will top the list of

summer must haves, what with the simple structure and timeless design. This time around, designers added playful twists to the basic tote, such as punchy colors, contrasting tones (hello black and white!), sophisticated shoppers, beachwear essentials and textural leathers. Stylist tip – If you’re still digging color-blocking at much as we are, opt for a monochromatic tote to complete the look. Jason Wu $943

Charlotte Olympia $966

Charlotte Olympia $1262


The Mighty Mighty Minimalist – One thing is for certain – a minimalist bag will get you through this summer. It’s versatile and classic with a smooth leather look and one color note. Plus, it’ll be your go-to bestie when you’re in a pinch, especially when you need a quick wardrobe fix from day to night or when you find yourself searching for the perfect accessory to complement your new sexy LBD. Furla $428


Stella McCarthy $1195

Hobo $1068

urses Your Closet Craves Proenza $1608

Reed Krakoff $3990

Givenchy $2213


The Mini Must Have - In case you were wondering what the

chicest piece of arm candy will be this summer, let it be said- the pill box clutch. The boxy shape and miniature structure make this small handheld stunner achingly cool and utterly crush-worthy. Look for geometric patterns, sequined designs, eclectic prints, Perspex styles and trendy hardware to really make this statement clutch stand out. Miu Miu $1195

Burberry $650

Jason Wu $1202


The Covetable Carry-all – We’re working girls. We’re jet-setters. We’re sisters, cousins, aunts and friends on-the-go meeting for brunches, attending wedding showers and popping in for an after-work cocktail. So, clearly our purse needs to match our fast-paced, busy lifestyle. And a carryall is the only one that can literally hold all of it (yes, even the most random of items!) This season the best of the bunch feature detachable clutches for evening, unexpected fabrics and summery prints. 21


a magnificent design that can be styled so many diffe Swarovski $70

Diane von Furstenberg $335

Brian Atwood $1150

Valentino $138

Lanvin $1254 22


This gorgeous, silk blouse by Chloé is

erent ways. Which route will you go? Chloé blouse $1440

Gap $30

Dolce & Gabbana $210

Jimmy Choo $1160

Kate Spade $48

Alice + Olivia $116 23



Charlotte Olympi $1079

Dive into vibrant aqua blues and seafoam greens Elie Tahari $45

Emilio Pucci $1045

Miu Miu $850 24

ia Nicholas Kirkwood $711

Topshop $26

Tibi $395

ChloĂŠ $675 25

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