Gatsby’s Back

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The amount of excitement I have for the Great Gatsby is starting to get out of control.  With newly released trailers, still shots, and songs coming out what seems like everyday – I can’t keep up and it’s stressing me out, because I want to know everything.  I have to say, this movie has had so much buildup, and it’s somewhat surprising that everyone is just as excited as they were when the first trailer was released last year. The Great Gatsby official Warner Brothers website features a page with 8 videos, a gallery full of probably the most epic still shots I’ve every seen, a guide to style, an about the film summary, a soundtrack sampler page, an about the book page, and more. Seriously, there’s more than that.  This is the most packed website I’ve ever seen, and I have spent relentless hours on there reading and watching basically everything.  This movie is so well marketed, I can’t help but fall for all of their gimmicks.  The Great Gatsby partnerships include Brooks BrothersfogalMACMoet & ChandonThe Plaza, and Tiffany & Co.  Each sponsor is more enticing than the next, check out the links above.  On the fashion end, the 20s is so iconic, and from what I’ve seen, Daisy Buchanan is dressed in head to toe perfection. Here are a few of my favorite fashion still shots, and of course, the trailer we all love.

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From TV to Fashion Reality

Television is one of my greatest sources of fashion inspiration.  Outfits on TV  always give me that “little bit over the top, can’t see myself wearing all of that together at once but I like the idea” kind of feeling.  I love the fact that the world of television provides the opportunity to wear sparkly pencil skirts as a doctor or $300 dresses as an unemployed quirky girl.  And although this lack of reality can be frustrating at times for us “normal folk,” I find it best to embrace and take advantage of all this potential fashion stimulus.  Here is a roundup of some of the best TV fashion sources of inspiration:

1) Mindy Kaling in “The Mindy Project

Sure she’s a doctor, and yeah, those are at least 4 inch pumps, but c’mon, it doesn’t get much cuter than this.

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2) Anna Sophia Robb in “The Carrie Diaries

This show is based in the 80s, and the outfits are about as 80s as you can get, but being based on Carrie Bradshaw’s life makes me definitely reconsider mixing leopard and polka dots.

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3) Emily VanCamp in “Revenge

VanCamp plays a rich, Hamptons socialite who “makes a living” throwing charity events and avenging her father’s death.  I can’t think of any better justification for her designer wardrobe.

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4) Nina Dobrev in “The Vampire Diaries

Sure, it’s totally normal for a High School Senior to wear a $1,500 dress to prom.  But she’s a badass vampire so we’ll let this one slide.

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5) Zooey Deschanel in “New Girl

Wearing Kate Spade while unemployed, a girl can dream.

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Do you watch any shows for fashion?

Here Comes the Bride

In case you didn’t already know, Bridal Fashion Week started Friday and is still in full swing.  So far we’ve seen amazing shows from Marchesa, Monique Lhuillier, and Carolina Herrera (just to name a few).  You can keep up with coverage at Pop Sugar, The Knot, and of course Instagram!  Follow @nytimesfashion for constant updates.  I look forward to seeing the Oscar de la Renta show online tomorrow!  Here are a few of my favorite dresses so far, all pictures found at New York Times Fashion Instagram.

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Coachella Craze

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Coachella has become one of the most fashionable times of the year.  I am constantly hearing about what everyone is planning for their festival fashions, and how they are going to max out on the very popular “hippie looks”.  Every e-commerce website knows that with Coachella happening this weekend (and next), every girl is looking for a little inspiration.  Here are my favorite lookbooks from this year, and also my favorite Coachella fashion moments from years past.

Lookbooks to check out:

1) Planet Blue x Foam Magazine

2) Nasty Gal

3) Free People

4) LF

5) Forever 21

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Mad about Mad Men (Fashion)

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My favorite show Mad Men returns this Sunday, and I could not be more excited.  The show joins basically all of my favorite things: fashion, suave men, advertising, and the 60s. While looking at Don Draper is always nice, I mostly enjoy seeing all the costumes worn on the show.  The 60s has always been my favorite time period for fashion, and there has been so many major fashion ensembles on the show.  I can’t wait for the show to come back, so I gain some more fashion inspiration.  In honor of its return, here are some of my favorite fashion moments from the leading Mad Men women!

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