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New York Fashion Week: Rag & Bone Spring/Summer 2015

If  Rag & Bone‘s New York Fashion Week runway show is to be believed, military-inspired, masculine outerwear is making a huge comeback with a totally reimagined twist this season.

The pieces that were shown on the runway were immaculately draped and fitted to a woman’s body (I say fitted, but in no way were the looks “tight” at all), making the once boxy and oversized accessories really sultry and effortlessly cool.  Continue Reading »

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New York Fashion Week: Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2015

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This season’s New York Fashion Week featured tons of creative ideas in fashion and beauty alike, and I need to start off The Collabor-eight’s coverage with the Marc Jacobs S/S15 show, which was actually the last official show of NYFW.  Somehow, the runway show managed to combine totally natural elements like nearly-barefaced beauty looks and over-the-top accented fashions like glistening silver and gold dresses and military-inspired gowns.

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Converse x Missoni

Just when I thought my favorite kicks couldn’t get any cooler, I was walking through Nordstrom and spotted perhaps the coolest Converse All Stars ever, which were crafted with Missoni fabrics. High tops, low sneaks, classic and vintage designs all decked out with the fashion house’s glittery, colorful chevron? Pretty much my dream shoes.  Continue Reading »

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Listen: MKTO’s “No More Second Chances”

You may already love MKTO‘s smash radio hit “Classic,” or their beautiful followup single, “American Dream,” but I’d love to share my favorite track off of their debut self-titled album. It’s called “No More Second Chances” ft. Jessica Ashley, and it’s been on repeat since I first picked up their album. Continue Reading »

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Jing Ai Cosmetics: Natural Beauty Products

I first heard of beauty brand Jing Ai Cosmetics while watching a beauty event on QVC (yes, I’m totally guilty of spending hours in front of the TV on Tuesday Night Beauty), and I heard great things about the line’s natural, organic  ingredients, vegan formulas, and high-intensity color payoff. I was first able to actually give the products a try when the brand’s creator came to an Earth Day event in my town. I’m really glad that I got to sample the luxurious blushes, bronzers, and eye products for myself! Continue Reading »

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Manicure Monday: Au Naturale

Manicure Monday: Au Naturale via The Collabor-eightYou might be wondering why my nails aren’t painted here. I put a lot of thought into this week’s Manicure Monday post, but not in the way you’d expect. I have spent countless hours planning the colors, patterns and techniques I use to create a Manicure Monday tutorial each week. But this week – and for a while to follow – my Manicure Monday post is all about natural nails. Wondering why I’m skipping out on polish? Read on.

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A Beauty Review: FAST Shampoo & Conditioner

I never really cared much about my hair until I cut it off. In middle school, I’d throw a few braids or pig tails in and call it a day. When I started high school, I cut bangs. Until my senior year of high school, that was as drastic as I’d gotten with hair changes. Senior year, I decided to cut it off. I went full Victoria Beckham. And then I never wanted to cut my hair again. But this isn’t a story about my hair history. This is a review of FAST Shampoo & Conditioner.

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