#ShopcadeHitsMBFW: Day 1 Highlights

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Photo Credit: Style.com | Elle.com

Fashion month has officially started! We’re so excited and anxious to see what’s in-store for us this Spring 2015!! As we kick off the fashion festivities in New York, Shopcade will be there to give you the latest updates and buzz straight from the runway, and the streets of the Big Apple! 

Day 1 is utter madness- everyone’s trying to catch a yellow cab in heels or trying to grab that cup of coffee to get a caffeine buzz that will hopefully last throughout the day!

As the day ends, all we can think about is; “Can spring come any sooner please?!”  Here’s some of our favorite runway looks from Day 1 of our #NYFW takeover!

BCBG MAX AZRIA

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Words to Describe the Collection: Sheer Elegance, Pastel Wonderland, Breathtaking, Effortless Summer, Ethereal, Soft, Bold Femininity, Floaty, and Flawless.

Spring Colors Spotted: Delicate Whites, Cream, Pastels (Pink, Blue, Coral), Taupe/Beige, Ocean-inspired hues.

Spring Looks Spotted: Maxi Skirts, Ribbons, Tunics, Tiny Florals, Stripes, High Slits, Sheer Accents, Billowing Fabrics.

A-Lister’s Spotted on the front row: Celebs such as Jamie Chung, Shay Mitchell and Fashion Bloggers Aimee and Dani Song.

Buzz Buzz: BCBG Max Azria re-defined the power of social media by allowing its followers to shop its runway looks straight from their mobile phones!

COACH

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Words to Describe the Collection: Fun, Flirty, Furry, Beautiful, Surreal, Bold, Effortless Americana, A Cotton Candy Coach.

Spring Colors Spotted: Orange, Mint Green, Lilac, Ocean Blue, Pink, Tan, Yellow, Red.

Spring Looks Spotted: Leopard!!!, Leather, Fur, Platform Shoes, Platform Sliders (YES!), Pencil Skirts, Mini Skirts

Buzz Buzz: Coach designer, Stuart Vevers is picking up speed in his second season as creative director for the brand. No logo bags spotted or a sense of minimalism. It was a wild trip of color, texture and time” – Racked.com

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Get Lucky: How To Go Green AND Stay Stylish on St. Patrick’s Day!

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 St. Patrick’s Day fashion image via ELLE

Even though we’re not Irish (not even close, actually!) we take the opportunity to channel a little of that Leprachaun luck every year on March 17th. That day is St. Patrick’s Day and if you’re like us (and may others around the country) you celebrate by wearing your your finest green attire with a cold pint in hand.

Since the holiday falls on a Monday this year, work and/or school will be involved. Ughhh. We’re guessing we can’t wear our new mint crop top and plaid tam o ‘shanter to the Editorial Meeting without a few side-eyes. We decided to class it up a bit with some items that incorporate our fave St. Patrick’s day themes – four leaf clovers and shades of green o’plenty – without going overboard. (After 5pm is up in the air!)

Not partaking in the festivities? Here’s a kickstart to adding a fresh hue to your wardrobe this spring! Because there is ALWAYS a silver lining to every cloud errr…pot of gold at the end of every rainbow. 😉






Shopcade Spotlight: New York Fashion Week – BCBG

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This week designers, tastemakers, and celebrities are descending on New York City to get their first look at trends for Spring 2014 at New York Fashion Week.

The first major show of the event, BCBG Max Azria kicked off the event right with designs that were light and conventionally spring and more glam pieces featuring dark florals.
 

Fall 2013

Though you have to wait until spring to wear these looks BCBG has a huge selection of looks for fall that feature a variety of the hottest trends.

 

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Some of the biggest trends this season can be found in both the BCBG Max Azria line and the BCBGeneration line, both featured at Nordstrom. A few must haves include the looks featured above: the ‘Wallis’ bootie, faux-leather fit and flare dress, and the tweed and faux-leather military jacket.

For more shop BCBG fall looks from our Shopcade widget below and stay tuned for more brand spotlights throughout Fashion Week. Also be sure to enter Shopcade’s Fashion Week contest on Instagram. Just take a photo of yourself wearing your favorite fall look and tag it #shopcadeNYFW to enter to win $250 to Bloomingdales.






Step into Spring with shoes by Stuart Weitzman

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Put a little spring in your step with some fabulous looks from Stuart Weitzman.

This month Shopcade has partnered with the brand to offer a chance to win a $200 gift card to get your feet moving in some of the hottest looks.

American designer Stuart Weitzman has been rocking the walkways and runways since he started designing shoes in the 1960’s. Now his designs are world renowned and worn by some of the most fabulous people including brand spokesmodel Kate Moss and Beyonce on her “Mrs. Carter” world tour this summer.

Though Weitzman’s shoes are worn by some of the biggest supermodels and celebrities you don’t have to be one to wear one of his spring looks. All it takes is a desire for style!
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For Spring and Summer 2013 Weitzman has designed a line of shoes to bring you back to nature. The looks feature some classic shapes like oxfords, thong sandals, wedges, and chunky heels made of materials straight from the earth.

The twine, cork, and wood looks are easy to wear all season. The twine oxfords would look great paired with some cuffed skinny jeans or slouchy jean crops! The lightness of the woven twine looks great with pale colors or white and easy fabrics with a lot of movement like sundresses.

The natural sandals are super versatile and would be a great replacement for pairs made of thick plastic or leather.

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 Stuart Weitzman’s natural collection shoes “Reins” and “Stringapart” pictured with outfits from Donna Ricco and Alice + Olivia[/caption]

The natural line looks great with an easy style: jeans, casual dresses and other everyday wear. Wear these when you are out running errands in the sunshine or playing horseshoes at a summer BBQ.

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For the Spring and Summer season Weitzman has also launched a line of deliciously dazzling metallic looks. Whether you choose a classic gold or silver strappy look or a sandal in a pop of color a little shine goes a long way.

Metallic looks are more versatile than many think with golds, silvers, pewters, bronzes, and brass tones going with just about everything; like jewelry.

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 Weitzman looks “Metalmania” and “Pantheon” would go great with looks like this coral dress by Nanette Lepore and this white shirt-dress by Halston Heritage.[/caption]

A metallic sandal looks great paired casually with jeans or a beachy maxi dress but can also be worn when you hit the town or attend an event.

Think of a metallic sandal as jewelry. A silver sandal is like a silver necklace – it can complement any color, fabric, or print without having to match it. Metallic shoes are great for those outfits that you can never find shoes for like navy and white. An investment your wardrobe will thank you for!

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The classic contrast of black and white is one of the springs hottest trends in sportswear, resort wear, and footwear. A great black and white shoe is classic yet unique on its own and can complement a work look just as well as a funky party dress.

Weitzman’s black and white menswear inspired loafers are a great casual look with cuffed ankle jeans or some bright crops!

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Wear black and white to work or out running errands with the “Sweepstakes” pump paired with an Alice + Olivia dress and “Guything” loafers with skinnies and a casual crew sweatshirt from T by Alexander Wang.[/caption]

The collection of heels are great transitional pieces that can get take you right from the office to the party. These looks are timeless and will always be in style. These pieces are classic, not vampy!

So get to it and start shopping! The deals are waiting for you!

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Vote & Win in our Easter Contest!

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On Monday we’re launching our Vote & Win Easter Contest.

Want to enter? It couldn’t be easier!

We’ll be running different Vote & Win competitions every day during the week – don’t miss out!

Sneak preview some prizes picked by our trendsetters!

 

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).