Thursday, April 18, 2013

Coachella Weekend 1 Recap

This past weekend was the first for most of our group and the best way to describe our experience is: EPIC. The laughs, the photos, the bands, DJs, sand storms, long nights and endless walking... you find yourself asking "When can we go back?" Technically, this weekend, however, the wise and responsible adult knows it's best to wait a year. 

Solange Knowles and R. Kelly made an appearance on stage, and celebrities such as Hilary Duff, Katy Perry, and the Hilton sisters were spotted among the crowd. A few of our favorites were Local Natives, Dog Blood, Passion Pit, the XX... actually we could go on forever. 

While the music take center stage the style doesn't sit on the sidelines. You can't help but look around at the sometimes eccentric outfits. Patterns, bright colors, floral, lace and even leather grace the festival. Below are a few snapshots from Coachella as well as outfits we loved via pinterest. For those hitting the festival this weekend, here's our must-haves


Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Coachella Guide: The Ultimate Must-Haves!

Only 4 days remain till Coachella! Whether it is your first time going or tenth, you can't help but count down the days, even minutes till you are in your car headed towards the desert. Let us help you pack with our Coachella must-haves guide featuring amazing pieces you need to add to your wardrobe immediately! Best part about these items? Not only can you wear them during the festival, but during spring, summer and of course other music festivals. 

Coachella Must-Haves

1. Tyler Rose Swimwear: Not only do you have more than 20+ bikinis to choose from, some of them are 4 in one! You can reverse the top and bottom to "Janeand "Cat Dancer".  These one of a kind suits are the hottest things to wear this spring, summer and at festivals!

2. Oneteaspoon Denim Shorts: four great options for every body type. 

3: Graphic Tee (Wildfox Couture) & Romper (Lovers + Friends): We couldn't choose just one of these items and you won't be able to either. 

4. Eskeli Designs Crowns: flower crowns. ENOUGH SAID.

5. Dudine Necklaces: statement pieces without over-powering you. A great finishing touch to your outfit.

Of course, you cannot head to the desert without protecting your face from 90 degree heat. Yes, that's right! It's going to be HOT. We have chosen the best beauty products that are inexpensive  yet accomplish the job. These are necessities to protecting as well beautifying. 

Coachella Essentials: Face Products
via Polyvore

1. Rimmel London Mascara
2. L'Oreal BB Cream
3. Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets
4. Glam RX Palette
5. St. Ives Moisturizer
6. Eye shadow Refills
7. Yes to Cucumbers Face Towelettes
8. Carmex Lip Balm
9. Neutrogena Sunscreen

Monday, April 1, 2013

Moderne Feature: Spring Swimwear Trends on UT-TV

Last Wednesday Moderne filmed a UT-TV segment for swimwear trendsOur two lovely models strutted in some of our favorite Tyler Rose Swimwear bikinis. With over 20 suits to choose from, you'll have difficulty just choosing one! They come in different styles and colors, sizes ranging from XS to L. Oh, did we mention some of the bikini tops can be worn 4 different ways? Yup! mix and match, and wear them as you please! 

Remember, not only are these bikinis perfect for spring and summer, but for festivals such as Coachella and Bamboozle. The girls are accessorizing with Eskeli Designs flower crowns, jewelry by Carina Carina, Dudine, and Sek'Ses bracelets. Check out the video below as Janet, owner of gives you the 411 on swimwear must-haves! 

First Look:

Beauty and the Beast Bikini
Dudine Earrings
Carina Carina Statement Necklace

Whole Lotta Trouble Bikini

Feathered Earrings

Second Look:

Dessert Angel Bikini

Dudine Bracelets
Eskeli Designs Flower Crown

Jane Bikini

Eskeli Designs Flower Crown

*Sek'Ses and Carina Carina will both be available on very soon!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Taylor Swift is feeling "22" + Get Her Look!

Taylor Swift New Video + Outfit Inspiration

We might not be Taylor Swift... 23, blonde, dating numerous A-listers, singles at the top of the charts, and millions of young girls and women looking up to us, but we do love hanging out with our girl-friends, dancing, and dressing in style. Taylor Swift's new video for "22" was released yesterday and we can already see millions of girls singing along. (Yes, we're one of them)

The video consists of what we envision summer to be like, bonfires, friends, dancing, parties, memories and laughs. The video looks to be filmed in the instagram filter valencia to perfectly accompany her hipster ensembles. While other sites are over-analyzing her outfits and lyrics, we simply enjoy this guilty pleasure song as we daydream of summer days AND nights to come. 

There are numerous outfits we can't wait to replicate, below is our favorite. Get your hands on the budget version of Taylor Swift's outfit from the beginning of the video. You might even have some of the items below already in your closet. Which outfit from the video is your favorite?

Get Her Look: Taylor Swift "22" Video

Fedora Hat
Denim Shorts
Wildfox Couture Shirt
Heart Sunglasses
Red Lipstick
Black Booties

Monday, March 11, 2013

Motto Monday

Have you ever doubted yourself? Ever been in a situation and think 'I don't think I can do this'? We have all been there, more than once, personally more than ten times in the past year. Not very confident, are we? 

Surprisingly enough, the outcome of most of those situations turn out quite nicely. Better than expected. Your self-doubt only make matters worse and ultimately can hurt your chances of doing something great. Therefore, like the quote says, you have a lot more to offer than you give yourself credit for. You shouldn't second guess yourself, nor should you think even remotely for a second you cannot do something. That single second gives you the time to fear, and we all know "the only thing we have to fear, is fear itself." 

Friday, March 1, 2013

Friday Find: Refresh for Spring!

Have a little fun with your wardrobe this Spring by 
brightening up your look with a subtle Mint touches. Being one of the many pastel 
highlights that have made their way back into the trends, we couldn't 
be more thrilled about the endless possibilities that come with the color scheme! 

One tip: Don't be afraid to mix and match pastels & floral prints this season.

Featuring looks from Moderne:

2. Sweet Shop Blouse from MINKPINK

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Justin Timberlake, suiting up for 'Legends of the Summer'

Justin Timberlake is without a doubt showing us a few things. The video, if you have not seen it, is in black and white (of course), and was directed by David Fincher (Fight Club, The Social Network). The video is a perfect fit to the song; classic-feel with a bit of dancing and Jay-Z. 

There were mixed reviews about "Suit & Tie" and while I am in no where near being a music critic, I expected something different from Justin. I suppose the fact that "Sexy Back"  continues to be a favorite of mine, my expectations and long await for his comeback was too much to live up to.(Since he was obviously thinking of me in the recording studio; one could only hope). But artists must grow and therefore Justin's single is a stepping stone in a new direction. One in which I'm sure all fans are excited to see.

Regardless of my opinion or anyone else's for that matter, his concert tour with Jay-Z called "Legends of the Summer" will without a doubt, sell out. Tickets go on sale today at 10am on Ticketmaster.  And yes, along with thousands of other fan-girls, I will be trying to get a ticket.  

This is more like it... "Mirrors" 

Thursday, February 21, 2013

How To: Create Romantic Waves with Heidi Klum

Heidi Klum and hair expert Eric Gabriel teach you how to get sultry waves. Inspired 
by the classic 20's era hairstyle, it's perfect for date nights or a night out with your
girl-friends. Whatever the occasion, you'll fall in love with it!

What you'll need: 

- hair curler
(medium size)

- thermal spray 
(protects & sets the hair)

- hair clips 
(to hold sections of hair, while working on others)

- boar bristle brush
(won't pull hair, gentle as well)

Now, once you have everything you need to get started, head over to 
Heidi Klum on AOL for the tutorial. Good luck!

// SPOTTED! //

You might recognize the lovely model in the how to video. It is none other
 than Morgan, who can be seen all over Moderne's social media outlets. 
She was one of our models for our holiday shoot last fall (see below) and was a 
pleasure to work with. 

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Mink Pink New Arrivals!

Mink Pink 'Roar' Jumper

Mink Pink Jumper // Grey Pants // Booties // Purse 

If you've read any fashion site or blog in the past few months you more 
than likely spotted a graphic sweatshirt. They grasp your attention and can be worn 
numerous ways; fashion forward or subtle chic.Mink Pink's 'ROAR' jumper is
 no exception. This exclusive print fits true to size and has fitted sleeves. 
Layer above a blouse or denim shirt. Best part? You can wear all year round. 

Mink Pink: 'Sweet Shop Blouse'

Mink Pink Blouse // Purse // Striped Pumps // Floral Skirt

I have yet to meet a girl who says she has too many blouses. We all know there 
is always another great blouse to be bought and worn; Mink Pink's 'Sweet Shop' 
blouse is a perfect example. This long sleeved collared sleeved top is in a 
beautiful mint color, covered in polka dots and sports a slightly longer hem in the back.
Great go-to top to throw on with denim shorts or pants. 

Monday, February 11, 2013

Motto Monday

Albert Einstein knew best. Always have fun with what you do. Great things will be the result. 

This quote touches base on the very favorable quote, "do what you love, and love what you do". When you have found something you are passionate about, you through yourself into it. It doesn't feel like work, it doesn't irritate you or leave you feeling tired and unfulfilled. Some might say it's rare to do something you love. However, after my fair share of research and countless blog posts later, I am 100% positive if you find something you truly love, you will do everything you can to get it. 

It has encouraged me to work hard, embrace the long nights of writing and editing, and keep striving to learn more and be inspired by everything around me. And guess what? It's been fun, because I love what I'm doing. 

Happy Monday!