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Victoria Beckham does Chinese Decadence

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So cute I don’t know what to do with myself!

Cara Delevigne covers Jalouse

The February issue of French Magazine Jalouse is totally having me girl crush on beauty Cara Delevigne.  From the made up freckles and messy capped hair, to the deer in headlights look, down to the Donald Duck undies, the beauty is altogether precious in this shot.  Jalouse magazine definitely knows what they’re doing.

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Hairy Situation

Bold move for Vogue to put this young-en on the much anticipated February issue, but damn she looks good!  Taylor Swift is clearly a beauty and I doubt she has the physical ability to look anything short of gorgeous, but stylistically speaking, not so sure.  However, apparently on location for the shoot, after hours spent fussing over how to style her hair to make it look like Taylor has bangs, the county-pop star said to hell with it (probably something much sweeter) and had them just go for it.  Though she’s not the first beauty  to give in to the world renowned magazine when it’s come to drastically changing a hairstyle for the sake of fashion (ie: Natalie Portman and Selma Blair), Taylor Swift has earned a few (style) points in my book.

Then there’s the lovely Emmy Rossum, another drop dead beauty, covering the latest issue of Self magazine.  Miss Rossum, however made it clear she’s not so laid back with her long brown locks.  “It’s not like cutting your hair… you can always take the sweater off!”  Granted this fashion shoot was for a magazine more focused on women’s health and wellness vs fashion, it appears she may not be so carefree with  her style.

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PRETTY PEPLUMS

Jason Wu Peplum Illustration

I had a feeling they were on their way back, and from the looks of Pre-Fall 2012, I can definitely say (with some enthusiasm!) that peplums are having a moment.

Band Of Outsiders

Alice & Olivia

Alice & Olivia

Alice & Olivia

DKNY

DKNY

Rebecca Minkoff

Leather AND Peplum? Yes Please!
The brave Peplum has been around since the Greeks starting dressing themselves instead of running around naked, but mid-century, we saw a sure rebirth of the flounced strip of fabric attached at the waistline which adds a little sass to any outfit.
Here’s a helpful timeline of the peplum’s evolution in the 20th century…

evolution of the Peplum in 20th Century

Thanks to Christian Dior and his support in “The New Deal,” the Peplum found a sure place in American Fashion in 1947.

Dior New Look

Dior's Peplum

Dior's Peplum

Fashion forward ladies as well as some well styled celebrities have been spotted sporting a Peplum, everywhere from the streets to the red carpet.


Especially loving Liv Tyler in Stella Mccartney and Emma Stone in Giambattista Valli!

From Spring 2011, Jill Sander brought us…

Jill Sander dress on the pages of Elle

And American Vogue featured a whole story dedicated entirely to peplum detailed ensembles.  Fabulous Fashion Editor Camilla Nickerson and Photographer Craig McDean brought the trend to life.

Dare To Flare

Vogue's Dare To Flare (click for whole story)

Then just for kicks, here are a few Peplum adorned ensembles from back in the day.

French Magazine Le Follet, 1855

Early 1900's American dresses "Ragtime Era"

Parisian fashions of Paul Poiret and Jeanne Paquin circa 1913

American "Ragtime Era" Dresses

Parisian Femina covers below are from October 1913 and January 1914

Wonder when us Americans began copying the always chic Parisians? Though are we to blame? The French have always seemed to be a step ahead or two.

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