Natasha Lavender

Cozy marries chic: a field guide to prep

  No fashion clique combines impeccably-styled sophistication with all things cozy like preppy does. Which, hello, makes it the ideal style to try in a fresh and freezing New Year. Think Clueless, Emma Watson, Gossip Girl, and whichever other preppy queen captures your inspiration. Dig out your cable knits, visit a yacht (lol, no) and open your notebook: class is now in session. Well Plaid Plaid is the essential …

Fascinating fashion facts to make you sound like a genius

  We’re all about peace, love and goodwill, but it runs a little dry after we’ve had the saaaame chat 10 times at five holiday gatherings. Once you’ve covered the weather (‘OMG snow/eek, global warming’), the traffic/the trains (‘Gargh, it took me 13 hours to get home last night’), and holiday plans (‘I don’t even like turkey’), you come dangerously close to hitting the Awkward …

Stop everything and get a fanny pack (this is not a joke)

  Forget holiday gifts, groceries, and those other boring ‘essentials’, and move ‘fanny pack’ to the top of your buy-it-now list. YES, we know. Of all the sentences we never thought we’d say (write), that one is in the top three. (After ‘No guac for me, thanks,’ and ‘Yes, of course I’ll take a 2 hour personality quiz with you, mysterious person outside the creepy …

Trendsetter: Get that gold

  The color of first place, sunsets, leaves in fall and royalty, gold has everyone from sports stars to superstars rushing for a chance to get that shine. We’ve sifted through the closet and found some of our favorite pieces in this precious metallic.   So fancy Another invite, another outfit, gargh! We’re talking birthdays, holiday parties, homecoming, prom and/or weddings. (Especially if your ex …

How to find your formal style

Part of the fun of any special event is getting dressed up for it, BUT that also brings the pressure of finding the perfect outfit. You need something that makes you feel like you, but at your best, shiniest, most special. And also, something you can move, eat and breathe in, preferably all at once. Take a breath, stop freaking out, and check out our …

Trendsetter: 4 ways to embrace velvet

One of those trends that keeps on coming back for more, it’s even got a dessert version, and who’s surprised? Velvet instantly says luxury, thanks to its soft, strokable texture, charmingly impractical nature, and that sheen that doesn’t quite happen on any other fabric. Here’s how to get a li’l of that for you. ‘90s mixtape If you had a favorite Spice Girl, know all …