30+ Winter Street Style Snaps From NY Fashion Week

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New York Fashion Week was quite nippy this time around so you’d expect a lot of frumpy fashionistas battling the cold in their toughest arctic-worthy gear. But, alas, they surprised us by making due with their duds and somehow, as if by magic, turning them into some of the finest looks we’ve ever laid eyes on. The trick – color, color, and more color. Pink, yellow, orange, and blue were everywhere! It was as if spring had sprung!

Others opted for texture  – the fur was flying. We can’t help but think the Olympic games in Sochi had a little something to do with it. Plus, we spotted a couple of gutsy ladies wearing the PVC trend. Not warm but, hey, at least they looked amazing.

If you need some help getting a handle on your cold weather style these last few weeks of the cold season, we snapped over 30 guys and girls on the streets of NYC who will help inspire you to wear something other than your puffy coat. In fact, this winter street style might even help you get some ideas for the warmer months ahead.

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Shine on! These PVC skater skirts are having a serious moment.
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…and they’re gonna hear you rawr.
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Fashion Stylist Q&A: Lizzy Gardner

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Stylist and art director Lizzy Gardner is always looking for inspiration in beautiful or unusual images, that she then tries to develop into concepts that reflect the trends of the past and the present. Having gone from catwalk styling to editorial fashion shoots, Lizzy also brings her journalistic experience on board when it comes to offering advice on style. Something that definitely comes in handy when you need to tell women to be less impulse shoppers (we are all guilty and you know it)!

Fashion Stylist Q&A: Lizzy Gardner

How do you come up with concepts for photo shoots?
Ideas come to me all day, often when I’m doing the most mundane of tasks. I surround myself with things that inspire me, and collect images I find beautiful or unusual. Ideas need to be developed to turn them into concepts and in turn concepts and having an appreciation of both past and current fashion trends and genres is important.

What’s the biggest mistake women make when getting dressed?
I think it starts before they get dressed! The biggest mistake women make is impulse shopping (of which I am totally guilty of)… sometimes we need to stop and visualise the whole outfit before buying that totally on trend piece that will probably still be hanging in our wardrobes the following year with the tags still attached. And learning what suits you rather than following every trend.

Which strategy is best according to you: investing in some quality, yet expensive, staples or spending on cheaper items for a more diverse look?
This totally depends on the individual and their style. For me it’s a bit of both, having a few key, high quality pieces that have longevity and that can be updated with less expensive items. Blazers are my splurge staple – they go with just about everything.





What are the things that you look for when purchasing clothes and accessories?
I know what suits me, so it’s more of a case of me knowing what to avoid. I tend to buy whole outfits or items that will go with separates I already have. I like tailoring to be lined, otherwise it can look cheap. Accessories – I think you can never have enough!

If you could press a button and control everyone’s taste, what would you make people wear?
Why would I do that, the world would be a dull place! Although, I would like to press a button and stop people wearing ass showing denim cutoff shorts – get over it!

Define your style in a few words…
Feminine, emerging, balanced.

What’s your failsafe fashion piece this season?
The pencil skirt – worn edgy with a luxe tee and flats for the day, or dressed up with stilettos and a cami for the evening.





What’s your colour for this season and why?
Orange, it’s the new red!

How has your taste evolved over the years?
My style has evolved as I have learnt what suits me. Also having the confidence to push the boundaries, pairing things that ordinarily you wouldn’t think would go together, but somehow work. Fashion moves too fast to have regrets.

What’s the one thing that you are waiting patiently from a fashion designer to come up with?
I think we’re all waiting on the dress that will make us look like we’ve lost 7lbs. So maybe illusion dresses!

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Do you have a favourite designer and why?
Phoebe Philo for a number of reasons: her work ethic is something that resonates with my own (she is a self-proclaimed control-freak who is passionate about what she does). She single-handedly turned around the fortunes of the French fashion house, Celine. And the British designer’s clean, stripped back signature is oh so covetable.

Which city has the best fashion week and why?
London, of course. Burberry Prorsum, Mary Katrantzou, Christopher Kane, Erdem, Unique, Mulberry, Manolo Blahnik, Vivienne Westwood, Tom Ford – need I say more?!

Which trend were you happy to see back on the catwalks for FW13?
Stilettos – I’m so over platform soles. To me, stilettos will always be the epitome of timeless style.

Who is the most stylish celebrity according to you right now?
Carine Roitfeld – it’s hard to look as effortlessly stylish as she does; it’s not something that can be taught. Her look is sexy but not in an overly obvious way, you just want to be in her gang!






Name: Lizzy Gardner
Website link: www.lizzygardner.com
Shopcade: https://www.shopcade.com/lizzygardner

Spring-Colorize Your Shopcade And Win Dr Dre Headphones of That Color!

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Please note, this competition has now closed!

To celebrate the new season, one lucky Shopcade user will win Spring-colored Dr Dre Beats headphones! To enter simply:

And that’s it! Do the above between March 1 and 8pm EST March 8 2012, and one lucky Shopcade user will win!

Go to Shopcade to start creating!

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To enter, choose one color among the limited edition colors of “Beats™ by Dr. Dre™ Studio™ High Definition Powered Isolation Headphones” on the Beats by Dr. Dre website at http://beatsbydre.com/products/Products.aspx?pid=B3808&cat=1 and add at least six (6) products of the chosen color to your Shopcade. The available colors are blue, orange, pink, purple and silver. The contest opens on 1 March 2012 and closes at 8pm EST on 8 March 2012. One winner will be randomly selected among all participants who have entered the contest. Entry is free. No purchase is necessary. The contest is open only to persons aged 18 years or older at the time of entry. Only one entry per user is allowed. Bulk or third party entries will not be accepted. The odds of winning the contest will be dependent on the total number of eligible entries received. Void where prohibited by law. Bulk or third party entries will not be accepted. The winner will receive the “Beats™ by Dr. Dre™ Studio™ High Definition Powered Isolation Headphones” of the color of his/ her choice worth $299.99 (£279.99). He/ she will also be featured in Shopcade’s newsletter and blog. We will notify the winner by email on or around 9 March 2012. The winner will be required to provide his/her contact details for the delivery of the present. Failure to respond to this email within 7 days will result in forfeiture of the prize. The payment and reporting of any applicable federal, state and local taxes are the sole responsibility of the prize winner. We may, for any reason, suspend, amend, or cancel the Contest at any time and we will inform users by putting a notice on the Site. We may disqualify a user from the Contest in the event of any unlawful or unfair conduct or any breach of our Official Rules. In the event of fraud, abuse, and/ or a material error affecting the proper operation of the Contest, we may end or suspend the Contest, amend these Official Rules and declare void the notification of winner. We will not be responsible for entries that are late, lost, illegible, incomplete, damaged or otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules. Acceptance of these Official Rules is a condition of entry for the Contest. Please make a note of these Official Rules for future reference. Sponsor: (Shopvolution Limited, 87 Notting Hill Gate, London W11 3JZ, United Kingdom).