Get To Know “Gary Pepper Girl” Nicole Warne, the First Blogger To Sign With IMG Talent

 

Model? Stylist? Entrepreneur? Check, check and check. Sydney, Australia-based Nicole Warne of the fashion blog Gary Pepper Girl is a fashion triple threat. And while all bloggers dream of being discovered in one way or another, Warne is well on her way to achieving that dream.

Not only does Warne have a natural eye for clothes, she was also the first blogger to walk the runway at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2012. Still not impressed? Warne is also the first blogger ever to sign with IMG’s Talent division, one of the, if not the, largest talent management agency in the world. Yes, she is signed to the same management agency as Miranda Kerr!

Warne is a Korean-Japanese adoptee who was adopted by Australian parents at the age of 3 months and started as an intern at both Grazia and Harpers Bazaar Australia, before moving on to work with brands like Louis Vuitton and Zara (to name a few). She was even the face of the spring/summer 2013 campaign for shopping mall chain Westfield Australia.

 

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Check out her blog where Warne not only sells an array of colorful vintage-inspired pieces, she also posts the most amazing photos of her crazy-chic outfits in some of the most beautiful places in the world.

 

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How To Style a Structured Handbag, Courtesy of Ready Two Wear Blogger Mallory

 

Think a structured handbag is too stuffy for summer? Think again. Check out fashion blogger Mallory’s vintage Louis Vuitton bag.

One of two bloggers on the fashion blog Ready Two Wear, Mallory is one lucky girl who received this vintage piece from her boyfriend’s mom. Mallory pairs the purse with both casual and dressy pieces, making the bag an easy transition from day to night.

 

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Don’t be afraid of its structured design — wear it casually as a crossbody (don’t worry that the strap is short — that’s the point!), or tuck away the strap and wear it as a boxy clutch. It’s the perfect work bag, but also adds some chic to a casual look, too.

Aren’t lucky enough to have a generous mother of a boyfriend? Though this Louis Vuitton is no longer sold in stores, opt for a similar look with these structured handbags from Forever21.

 

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1. Modernist Boxy Crossbody: $24.80

2. Faux Leather Crossbody Satchel: $24.80

3. Subtle Thing Crossbody: $13

4. Classic Structured Crossbody: $19.80

5. Sophisticate Structured Crossbody: $16.80

The Perfect Walking Heel By Blogger Kristen Lam

 

In search of a cute heel for the summer that withstands even a New Yorker’s walking lifestyle? Look no further than blogger Kristen Lam’s favorite heeled sandal, “The Warren” by Madewell.

 

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Seen constantly on her Instagram as well as her blog KristenGlam, Lam’s go-to heel is as versatile as it is practical. With its 1-1/2 inch stacked heel, the minimalist, triple-strapped sandal gives you just enough height while keeping you grounded as you commute on busy urban sidewalks or travel through exotic lands.

 

Can’t seem to find a pair of The Warren heels in your size? Check out our alternative picks below from Topshop.

 

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1. Preeta Premium Sandals: $130

2. Nowhere Black Strappy Heels: $100

3. Heartbreaker 2Part Heel: $45

4. Rose Gold Toe Sandals: $110

 

And be sure to check out Kristen’s official site here.

Sailor Moon Is Back With Anime Series Reboot “Sailor Moon Crystal”

 

If you’re a Millennial and female, there’s a good chance that you grew up watching the Japanese anime Sailor Moon. At one point or another, you may have even dressed up as your favorite Sailor Moon character, either by yourself or with a group of your closest girlfriends. Well, after 17 years of waiting, our childhood anime is back!

The new reboot of the Japanese anime Sailor Moon, called Sailor Moon Crystal, premiered on July 5 on Japanese streaming sites as well as on Hulu. Fans all over the world hailed the return of our superwoman team, the storyline of which will reportedly follow the manga series.

Thinking about reliving your childhood and dressing up like Sailor Moon again, just for old time’s sake? Check out Style2Bones blogger Dominique Nghiem’s updated version of Sailor Moon-inspired looks. Maybe some early Halloween planning?

 

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Get That Look For Less: Model Kiko Mizuhara

We love Japanese model Kiko Mizuhara! Mizuhara was seen wearing a look from Chanel’s spring/summer 2014 collection during Paris Fashion Week F/W 2014. Not everyone can afford a Chanel outfit, (Mizuhara’s top and shorts equal a whopping $4,850!), but we can at least derive some inspiration from Mizuhara’s look. Check out our picks to achieve this look for less!

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Mizuhara in Chanel, left, and model Xiao Wen Ju in the look at Chanel’s spring 2014 runway show.

ON MIZUHARA:

1. Chanel Knitted Cotton Pullover, $2,250

2. Chanel Gauze Tweed Shorts, $2,600


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OUR LOOK FOR LESS:

1. Nasty Gal Balls Out Choker, $25

2. M.A.C Twig Lipstick, $16

3. Lafayette 148 New York Square Stone Age Bracelet, $98, Saks Fifth Avenue

4. Steve Madden “Mash” boots, $90

5. Aritzia Babaton Jarrod Sweater, $57.50

6. Topshop Crepe Fringe Shorts, $76

7. GUESS Cropped Lace Bralette, $17

 


Nothing To Wear? Dress Like Actress Park Min-young With Easy Summer Stripes

 

We all have those days where we feel too lazy to put together our most fashion forward, effort-full (as opposed effortless) outfit. For those days, try going minimalist (or Parisian! Or nautical!) with something in a black and white stripe. The ultimate “neutral” (wear it with anything) and a chameleon of style (depending on how you wear it, it can look punk rock or French-cool or sailor chic), black and white stripes is the easiest way to turn a simple #OOTD, normcore looks into a fab ensemble.

Korean actress Park Min-young’s outfit below is so simple (it’s a baggy top and a skirt) and yet she looks chic and put together.

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Korean actress Park Min-young at the airport in Hawaii.

 

Stripes and leggings? This may be your easiest summer look yet.

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Stripes with trousers and funky flats look instantly put together, even when the stripes are slouchy.

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Pair with a circle skirt for a Parisian vibe, or dress up an all black outfit with a pop of stripes — you’re ready for work!

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Dive Head First Into Pastel Colored Hair With Blogger Camie Juan

 

We’ve seen multicolored dip dyed hair take off, but a full head of bright or pastel colored hair? This fashion craze can be daunting, but Filipina fashion blogger Camie Juan of Wild-Spirit has mastered the trend.

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Going from black hair to bleached blond and now a lilac tone, Juan had dove head first into this hair color fad. Choosing colors that compliment her skin tone, Juan is able to make any outfit high fashion with her dreamy hair color.

Another fan of pastel tone hair is lead vocalist of K-pop band Secret, Hyosung, with her silver-lavender hair.

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Committing to a full head of lavender or pastel pink hair is something we may dream about, but it’s not easy to actually do it. Trading in your wash-and-go dark locks for harsh bleaching and endless root touch-ups may have some people second-guessing this high maintenance beauty endeavor. Your once silky smooth dark hair will seriously dry out and need a lot of TLC and expensive trips to the salon. (If you still wanna do it, get the inside scoop on going platinum from Asian hair stylist Vicky Shen here.) On the other hand, with hair this cool, you could basically wear tees and shorts and still look super stylish, so it may be all a wash in the end.

 

Dress Like Korean Actress Jeon Ji-hyun With Round Sunglasses

Take a cue from the fashiongentsia at Seoul Fashion Week — wear round sunglasses! Actress Jeon Ji-hyun solidified this must-have look when she wore House of Holland’s Cagefighter sunglasses in the international K-drama hit, My Love From the Stars, this past spring.

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Chic attendees at Seoul Fashion Week F/W 2014 this past March.

This blast from the past accessory has made a come back from the ’70s. Whether it’s a beach day, a shopping outing or just a drive to work, these sunglasses add a touch of vintage to your outfit and protect your eyes from that blinding summer sun! Popularized by John Lennon and later, Ozzy Osborne, round sunnies are part hippie, part modern, and all trés chic for summer. Go with some classic round sunnies that are heavily tinted or try a modern take with the gold rimmed designs. Whichever pair you choose to wear this summer, these sunnies will make you feel hip and free-spirited.

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You’ll Be Seeing Gowns From These Top Filipino Designers on the Red Carpet Soon

As we ooh and ahh over celebs in their gorgeous gowns on the red carpet, we often forget about the creative minds behind the spectacle — the ones who’ve designed these chic creations. Though Asian American designers are having a serious moment, there are three designers from the Philippines who are taking the red carpet by storm and who you need to know.

1. Michael Cinco

Michael Cinco, left, with a model in one of his designs.

Michael Cinco, left, with a model in one of his designs.

Known for his couture gowns, especially in the Middle East, the Dubai-based Cinco impresses Arab royalty and onlookers alike with gowns intricately embellished with Swarovski crystals. Cinco has shown his collections at Dubai Fashion Week, Miami Fashion Week, Swarovski Shows and Philippine Fashion Week, and dresses celebrities like Sofia Vergara, Britney Spears and Lady Gaga.

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A look from Michael Cinco’s runway show at Philippine Fashion Week.

 


2. Oliver Tolentino

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Tolentino’s designs have been featured everywhere — from the Oscars to American Idol to everywhere in between. Not only are Tolentino’s designs gorgeous, he also specializes in eco-friendly fabrics that make his dresses environmentally conscious. He also dressed Jennifer Lee, the Academy Award winning co-director of “Frozen” at the most recent Oscars, the first Filipino designer to dress an Oscar winner in 53 years.

Gowns from Oliver Tolentino's Eco Couture line.

Gowns from Oliver Tolentino’s Eco Couture line.

3. Alexis Monsanto

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Monsanto is the designer and founder of West Hollywood-based fashion design studio, Alexis Monsanto Atelier. With his precise tailoring, Monsanto’s designs complement and enhance a woman’s body by showing off a woman’s natural curves.This savvy fashion innovator was also the first designer in the U.S. to create a 3D fashion show with his spring/summer 2012 collection that propelled his name into fashion headlines.

A look from Alexis Monsanto.

A look from Alexis Monsanto.

 

 

 

Get Her Look For Less: Filipina Actress Anne Curtis

Filipina actress and fashionista, Anne Curtis really knows how to rock an all-black outfit even in the summertime. Although the Philippines’ weather is hot and humid, Curtis’ outfit can still keep her cool in the tropical weather with her crop top that shows just the right amount of skin and her light and loose tulle skirt. Love the outfit? Check out our suggestions below. You can get the Anne Curtis look without spending a gasping $485 on Thierry Lasry sunglasses!

 

 

On Anne:

Crop Top: Boom Sason

Tulle Skirt: Comme des Garcons

Heels: Jimmy Choo

Sunglasses: Thierry Lasry “Slutty” Sunglasses

 


Our Outfit:

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Crop Top: Brandy Melville – $10

Tulle Skirt: Topshop – $30

Heels: Topshop – $30

Sunglasses: – $32

Braclet: Dorothy Perkins – $17

Lipstick: YSL – $35