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Looking for a new look to rock this summer? Well, we have just the solution! This past week our girl, Alyssa Miller, launched her modern take on western-wear, collaborating with Understated Leather. We couldn’t be more in love with the results and knew we just had to share it with all of you! For those that want to learn more about her collaboration, we have good news. Upon the launch, Alyssa sat down with  W Magazine, offering all the exclusive deets on her new line. View the full interview below!:

W Magazine: How did this partnership with Understated Leather come to life?

AM: Jen, who owns and operates Understated Leather, and I became close friends and just started chatting about it casually and eventually decided to collaborate. It’s been a dream to work with my bestie on my first collection.

W Magazine: What was your inspiration for the collection?

AM: I was very inspired by Nudie and Roncelli suits, and western wear in general. I loved the idea of having a few pieces of the same collection and being able to wear them together as suit wear, throwing a jacket on with jeans, or the shorts with a classic white button up tied at the waist.

W Magazine: From music to modeling, you’re a multi-hyphenate. Did you always plan on venturing into design as well?

AM: I wear many hats, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Having been a model for so long I learned a lot about clothes, design, and style. So I think it was a matter of time before I started working on my own designs. I didn’t realize exactly how rewarding it could be to see your concepts go from mind to paper to being born into actuality. I loved the process. I imagine it will be even more so seeing all the beautiful women of the world actually wearing them.

W Magazine: Take me through the design process with the Understated Leather team. How did this collaboration work?

AM: Jen was amazing, she was very hands off and let me conceptualize the entire collection and every piece I wanted. We then worked with a designer on fit. We worked very hard to make sure that every piece was as flattering and flawless as possible. I relentlessly pushed every detail, the pants I am particularly proud of. A good suede pant is very hard to come by—I know because I’ve searched endlessly. So I’m proud to say I think we made the perfect pair.

W Magazine: The collection seems to be based around the brand’s Texan roots. Was this intentional?

AM: With both Jen and I being based out of Austin I think it was impossible to avoid. We both love and embrace western culture and are inspired by it every day out here. I wanted to find a way of meshing city wear with Texas country cowboy wear. I want to take a bit of Texas with me everywhere I go.

W Magazine: What would you say is your signature touch in the collection?

AM: The embroidery is to me, what makes this collection so special and spectacular. It reminds me of something you might find on a vintage piece. Something that if you were to find in a vintage shop you might die from excitement.

W Magazine: You also styled the campaign—what is your styling philosophy?

AM: In this case it was less is more. I used only vintage white blouses and t- shirts from my vintage collection for Pilgrim, a bit of a signature of mine. The great thing about this collection is that it really speaks for itself, it didn’t need much.

W Magazine: You took a three day road-trip to West Texas for the campaign. What was that like?

AM: I wanted it to feel like a journey, like an adventure, and it was one. We almost ran out of gas on a country road with nothing around for miles. We talked for hours, we shared our stories and offered our advice. We almost peed our pants while waiting for the next rest stop, then ate all the crappy convenience store snacks and drank wine straight from the bottle at night. We shot when we came upon something interesting that helped tell our story. We shot when it felt right, and when it didn’t, we didn’t. It was perfect.

W Magazine: Do you feel your friendship helped shape this collection?

AM: My friendships shape everything I do, but this one in particular especially. Jen offered me a safe place to design my first collection and Harper offered me a safe and open collaboration in image making as well. Having been in the industry for so long I know how hard that is to come by. To be able to speak freely about what it is I want and need to convey and to have Harper be so receptive was truly a gift. Capturing an exact mood, a feeling, is incredibly hard to do and I would never have been able to do it with out them.

W Magazine: Who are your style icons?

AM: Bianca and Mick Jagger, Françoise Hardy, Pattie Boyd… too many to count.

(Source: W Magazine, Model Alyssa Miller On Her New, Texas-Inspired Collaboration With Understated Leather)

Shop her collection at Understated Leather by clicking here.

Looks and sounds amazing, right? Peep below to view more shots from her launch!:

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Photographer – Harper Smith  Instagram | Website.

Summer has only just begun, but we’re already looking forward to Fall after seeing Lily McBeath‘s recent lookbook for English Factory. Lily appears enchanting in each shot. We are obsessed with their fall color palette!

 In review of English Factory’s ’17 Pre-Fall line, they have successfully paved the way for the days ahead of us, adding a contemporary spin on our favorite classic designs. Whether abstract or figurative, linear or floral, the English Factory excels at being timeless. It is their goal to create a lifestyle brand that emphasizes the beauty in simplicity, while creating clothing that can be worn time after time.. and we must say, they are doing a great job at creating their vision. We love all the magic that has accumulated in this shoot!

Want to see more? Scroll through the full lookbook below!:

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Photographer – Kelly Lee (Mulberry Treeds)  Instagram
 MUA & Hair – Jenny Oh

America, land of the free, and home of the fashionistas is the best way to describe our All-American girl, Paige Watkins‘, newest shoot for Planet Blue! The blonde bombshell appeared absolutely radiant in her beachy setting, reminding us what it means to be the quintessential All-American girl. 

Love what you see so far? Check out the rest of the shoot below and witness fireworks!:

 

Pretty magical, right? Browse some more sweet looks from Planet Blue below!:

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Photographer –Jesse Fiorino  Instagram
 MUA – Britt Sully  Instagram.
Stylist – Whitney Scherillo Instagram.

Hello Summer Twenty-Seventeen! Thanks to the beautifully crafted clothing by Monoreno, we can finally put our winter jackets away, and embrace the magic that is this fruitful season – all in style! Jocelyn, with her girl-next-door essence, shined brightly in Monoreno’s lookbook for their 2017 Summer/Pre-Fall line, making admirers out of all of her onlookers.

For a little background information on the brand, since its start over a decade ago, Monoreno has made its mark in the fashion world by collecting  inspirational and timeless styles. They embrace free-spirited women, who are drawn to the brand’s unique aesthetics. With a mixture of vintage and bohemian edge, Monoreno continuously rethinks the contemporary trends with its beautifully crafted clothing, having cherished the bohemian lifestyle and its traditions.

This season, whether you’re staying local or wanderlusting around the globe, Monoreno is the perfect garment-friend to flaunt yourself in. It’s light and comfortable feel compliments numerous summertime occasions, making this brand very versatile!

Like what you see so far? Unfortunately, this brand is wholesale-only, BUT it is held in multiple boutiques nation wide… like this one! 🙂 

To see more magic, take a glimpse at the full shoot below:

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Photographer – John Park  Instagram | Website
 MUA – Susan Zeytuntsyan  Instagram.
Designer – Hyo S. Kim
Hair – Marina Migliaccio Instagram.
Creative Director – Karla Cardenas.

For any aspiring model in the fashion industry, the idea of working for such an established and reputable company like GUESS is dream come true. With enthusiasm, Britt, Maggimae, and Tereza all shared this exciting opportunity to shoot for their recent line, and did so with show-stopping fashion!

Making each individual outfit appear trendy and versatile, Britt captivates us with all her latest looks for GUESS. Looking for quick light jacket to slip on without taking away from your outfit? This timeless leather jacket is the perfect piece to add to your closet! Also, Peep this elegant T-shirt dress worn by Maggimae: Can you say, casual date night? You’ll appear both comfy and elegant, which is something we can all cherish! Last, but certainly not least, check out this adorable sleeveless sweater dress worn by Tereza. This dress brings art to life by delivering a modern linear design, all while complimenting and highlighting her figure. We just adore it!

Wanting to see the rest of the shoot from our Nous ladies? Take a glance at the photos below:

 

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Check out Maggimae’s portfolio and follow her on Instagram.

Check out Tereza’s portfolio and follow her on Instagram.

Love doesn’t begin to describe how we feel about Necessary Clothing’s festival collection. From gorgeous accessories to jaw-dropping statement pieces, there’s something in their festival shop for everyone. And since festival style can be tricky, we’ve put together a handy guide to help you pick out only the coolest outfits for your next adventure. For our boho babes we recommend a cozy crochet bikini and sultry romper to start the weekend off right. Going for that chill 90’s look? Grab a Girl Power mesh tee and an embroidered jean jacket and you’re good to go. And we’re pretty sure rocking all night long has never looked hotter when you’re wearing a lace-up jumpsuit with a perfectly distressed muscle tee. We’ll be right back- those denim jackets are calling our name!  Keep scrolling to see how Ruby wears Necessary Clothing.

 

 

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At Nous we’re welcoming back the sunny weather along with the best surprise: Khloe modeling a new collection from 31 Bits! This ethical fashion company has been a crowd favorite for years, producing luxurious fair-trade jewelry that is handmade with love in Uganda and Indonesia by skilled local artisans. We recommend getting on top of your accessory game by pairing their Collar Necklace with the Minimalist Necklace. We fell in love with their stackable Native Rings they’re the perfect, understated finishing touch for any Spring outfit. But don’t take our word for it: keep scrolling to see how Khloe wears 31 Bits jewelry.

 

 

 

 

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Photographer – Trevor Hoehne Website / Instagram

Stylist – Jessie Simonson Website / Instagram

Hair & MU – Rachel Burney Website / Instagram

Design – Kayla Adams Website / Instagram

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In the last decade, the Athleisure craze has swept the fashion industry off its feet. Who doesn’t love being comfortable and cute at the same time? We’re all about throwing on a stress-free outfit in the morning that doubles as workwear and gym attire– and one of our fave companies just released some gorgeous new items. Founded by two female professional ballet dancers and Harvard Grads, Carbon 38 retails gorgeous athletic wear for every occasion for girl bosses, from jumpsuits to swimwear. As one of the leading lights in the movement to provide clothing that promotes a healthy, active, and body positive lifestyle, we couldn’t have been more thrilled when Maitlyn was asked to model their latest release.  If you’re looking for fitness-inspiring outfits to help you get ready for bikini season, we recommend scooping up their best-selling Arrancada Parka, Jones Dress and a pair of their Williamsburg Leggings before they sell out! Keep scrolling to see how Maitlyn wears Carbon 38.

 

 

 

 

 

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If you haven’t heard of Tilly’s yet, we’re about to change your style game. In the last few years they have exploded onto the streetwear scene with envy-inducing outfits within any boss babe’s price range. This California native company specializes in a wide range of surf and sport brands that let you take a little bit of the beach home with you, and their latest collections have been nothing short of perfection. We’re going to make sure to grab a matte satin bomber and 2-fer tee dress paired with some lace-up boots (seen below) for the perfect DTLA outfit. Keep scrolling to see how Alex wears Tilly’s!

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Photographer – Jake Pollgreen Website / Instagram

Stylist – Lauren Nease Website / Instagram

Makeup Artist & Hairstylist- Angel Alvarado Website / Instagram

Check out Alex’s portfolio and follow her on Instagram.

EmilyFW

If you haven’t been following Emily Hall on social media yet, now is the time to start. This gorgeous girl continues to take the fashion world by storm with her tireless work ethic, most recently leading her to walking thirteen shows in Madrid Fashion Week in four days. After a stunning debut in New York, Milan, and London, it was only fitting for Madrid to be next on her tour de force.

 

Emily sent her MFW client list à la napkin, right before her first job in the morning.

Walking for sought-after international designers like Menchén Tomás, Maria Ke Fishermann, and Andrés Sardá saw her repping all the trends we look forward to seeing in the coming seasons, from vintage glam to modern rebel. (Also, we’d say strutting down the runway in a Marie Antoinette getup fulfills every girl’s modeling daydream.) One of our particular favorites was Teresa Helbig‘s Old Money collection, which took aristocratic fashion for a playful romp through 70’s flair with maximalist detailing.

When asked for a complete list of all the designers she walked for, this busy bee scrawled it on a napkin at a cafe before heading to her first job in the morning. (Now that’s dedication!) We couldn’t be more thrilled to see this #girlboss’s dreams coming true, one step at a time. Keep scrolling to see how Emily rocked Madrid Fashion Week.

 

MFW Day 2: Juan Vidal, Ángel Schlesser, Ion Fiz

MFW Day 3: Andrés Sardá, Roberto Torretta, Teresa Helbig, Menchén Tomás

MFW Day 4: Ailanto, Maria Ke Fisherman

MFW Day 5: The 2nd Skin Co, Alvarno, Jorge Vázquez, Olivia

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