Celebrity Menswear at 2015 Cannes Film Festival

This time of year, there are a many events that celebrate the Spring and Summer of “blockbuster” movies. You will catch celebrities stopping on the red carpet, while attending their pick of movie premiers or headed to the post-parties. Some of the fashion that you see at these events is as unique as the films themselves.

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One huge event that was held this month was the Cannes Film Festival 2015. It was a multi-day event that showcased some of newest and most unique films to date. One celebrity who attended the 68th Cannes Film Festival this year was Sean Penn. He has been well known for his “bad guy” roles in the past and characters that are a “little rough around the edges”, however, Sean’s red carpet appearance had him looking quite polished in his all-black attire. It is funny how a monochromatic look can take things to another level. Sean had nicely tailored, no-frills jacket and pants that is paired nicely with an open neck button-down, a simple belt, and two-tone black shoes to add a little more pizzazz.

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One celebrity guy who decided to leave the glam and glitz at home was Russell Crowe, who arrived on the red carpet in at the International Film Festival in a confusing combination of a long grey suit jacket, an un-tucked blue plaid button-down, baggy blue jeans, and the “piece de resistance” set of grey and blue jogging sneakers. It looks like he started to get dressed for the event, then decided to just go as is. What’s up with that Russell?

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Lastly, is a eye opening outfit that was worn by Colton Haynes at the movie premier for San Andreas in Los Angeles, CA. It is true that coral is a huge color trend this Spring and Summer, but Colton decided to go all the way in his head-to-toe tonal coral pink suit. Instead of four pieces all in the some coral family, I could definitely see him with two or three pieces, maybe mixed with some taupe or grey to balance out the look. It could be the difference in keeping him from looking like an ice cream sherbet flavor.

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The Best Beach Bags For the Summer

Going to the beach is fun yet you end up lugging around a lot of stuff; towels, sunscreen, magazines, water bottles,etc. If you have kids you can basically triple that amount by adding in toys, hats, and extra clothes. Therefore beach bags are a must, but they come in all different shapes and styles from elegant to laid back or even extra funky. Find the right one for you and it will make going to the beach a breeze (or should we say it will look easy!).

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For the classy golden girl we love Lilly Pultizer’s Resort Tote. It features a metallic gold umbrella print and has a water-resistant finish. It also has an interior zippered section for your wallet and cellphone plus a clip for your keys, so it’s practical and stylish.

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Keep everything laid back with Sun ‘N’ Sand’s Hatteras tote which is made from hand woven natural straw. The bag is fully lined with pockets for your valuables and has a magnetic snap closure. It’s the perfect accessory for a day lounging in the sun sipping a Mai Tai.

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Life is Good‘s Sling Beach Bag Stripes may not be large enough to fit your towel (unless you have a really small towel) but it’s so cute you might be willing to look passed that and carry your towel on the side. This cute backpack style beach bag has chunky nautical and Life is Good printed right across the front.

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Women’s Fashion Trends – Fun Bags to Tote This Summer

With the changing of the seasons, it’s out with the old and in with the new; and we’re always ready to polish up our outfits with new accessories! Winter offers a bit more versatility in regards to bag size and structure, because during the summer months, we’re only interested in lighter bags that are easy to manage! Wondering how can you look stylish and still fit every essential in your purse without lugging around a bag that is unattractive and cumbersome? Here are a few of our favorite styles and picks!

stella-dots-duffel-bagAs you’ll undoubtedly be packing up and taking off for a much-needed vacation or weekend getaway, the over-large carry-on provides a chic alternative to rolling luggage and heavy, masculine duffel bags. Stella & Dot’s Jetset collection features brightly patterned handle bags that are the perfect size to tote all of your necessities for a beach trip. The design is so bold that you could pair it with most any travel ensemble. Bonus points: They offer wristlets and wallets to match!

flowerbagFor day trips and mini-adventures, cross-body bags are a sweet little number to hold your wallet, cell phone, and makeup for touch-ups that keep your hands free. This summer, compact styles that are rounded or squared off are a hot commodity. ShopHQ offers darling Anuschka handbags with hand painted designs on brown leather that are as unique as they are captivating. We love the boho flair offered by this heart-shaped bag with peacock feathers that’s perfect for casual weekend use, but there are plenty of options that offer more structure in classic color blocks.

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For a trendy handbag perfect for office wear, cut-out leather designs are all the rage, and ShopStyle has a huge collection to browse through. For more conservative settings, a classic brown will amp up your arm candy game, while white is a highly appropriate pick for the summer months sure to brighten up your outfit. From lace and diamond, to geometric shapes and other patterns, no two purses or evening clutches are alike. These cut-out options are all innovative and sophisticated, while still maintaining a playful appearance. It’s tough to choose favorites – we want one of each!

silverbag2014 is undoubtedly the year of metallic. From glittering gold to shiny silvers to shimmering bronze, there are numerous mixed hues that are as easy to match with your outfit as neutral browns and blacks. Depending on how you accessorize, a metallic bag can be dressed down for play and dressed up a big night out. They offer plenty of flexibility as far as mixing and matching with jewelry and colored apparel, and are a fancy and feminine addition sure to increase the volume on any ensemble. We’re partial to the large, designer-driven collection at Bloomingdale’s that houses this metallic mini by Tory Burch.

What are your favorite handbag styles and trends for this summer?

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Fashion Shopping Advice – Make It Easier with Smart Cart

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Think about the number of ways in which life has changes. The first thing that you’ll be probably be reminded of is how the advent of technology and the internet have changed the way you study, read a book and even shop. Online shopping, for one, is a rage since the day that it was conceived. However, do you purchase everything online?
Probably not! There are still a few things that you need to check before you buy. For example, oversized people rarely buy clothes online until they are extremely sure of their size. Similarly, many people do not purchase shoes online.

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Though everything is easily available online, those who belong to a certain age group are still in the habit of going to the mall or the market and getting things. For the aged, carrying things is not an easy task and they need help for it. They however insist on carrying their own load all by themselves. To make life a little simple for them, how about gifting them a smart cart? Using this lug, they can shop around easily without having to worry about carrying kilos of things around. They can simply keep things in the Portable Cart and drag it around.

Now, if you are thinking that smart carts are just for the aged or the old, think again. How many times does it happen that when you are out shopping, you drop the idea of buying something just because it will take you an extra bag to carry the stuff? In case, you want to shop free of worry, a smart cart is the thing for you. With it, you can shop to your heart’s content. And that too without feeling exhausted because of the amount of bags that you otherwise carry in your hand.

There is another wonderful way in shopping carts help you complete your shopping. This is the way in which they keep the things that you have shopped for packed and safe. In case you are in no mood to arrange these things in the shelves or drawers, you can for the time being, keep them lying in the lug.

This way you can keep your rooms or home free of clutter, for, you do not need to take these things out of the haul as soon as you come back home from shopping. Is there any other advantage of using a shopping cart? Yes, there is. And you will definitely be able to understand that benefit in case you are a parent of little kids. It is almost impossible to shop with your cute devils around. They are attention demanding. But more than that, they are very demanding.

If you take them to nearby mall or the local market, they will scream for anything that they like or want. They might also ask you to give them your credit card or walk away with it to the shopkeeper. Kids pick up things very quickly. So, how do you manage? One of the ways is to make them stay home. However, that is not possible every time. You therefore ought to take them along shopping, you must have a quick cart that you can keep your stuff, or the baby in. Simple isn’t it? Now, you can concentrate on the shopping while your toddler quietly sleeps inside the shopping cart.

There are innumerable other ways in which a lug can be of help. Read as much as you can about the various types of hauls available in the market to keep updated about them as well as their uses.

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Women’s Fashion Advice – Traveling Attire Of Celebrities

When running through airport security it’s easy to want to throw on some sweats or yoga pants for a comfortable flight. Celebrities, however, don’t have the luxury of comfy casual wear as airports are a great place for paparazzi pics. Take a cue from the stars and travel in style without sacrificing comfort.

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One great celeb trick is a big comfy scarf. Charlize Theron, Miranda Kerr, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley have all bundled up when traveling. A scarf adds dimension and interest to your outfit. Plus can be worn as a shawl to help keep you warm on a chilly plane.

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Drawstring pants can look really polished when paired with a structured blazer and heels. This trend can be tricky as it’s easy to look like you’re walking around in your pajamas. Miranda Kerr’s printed Joie pants are effortlessly chic and comfortable enough for a 15 hour flight.

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A structured oversized bag is a great way to look polished and carry everything you need from an extra sweater to all the devices you use to stay entertained while en route.

So ditch the sweats and reach for your favorite celeb inspired look. Just make sure not to forget the sunglasses, as you’re sure to be mistaken for a Hollywood A-lister!

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Men’s, Women’s Luggage Advice – Traveling with Luxurious Leather

When shopping for luggage, there are endless choices in styles and sizes of travel bags for men like duffle bags, overnight bags, carry-on bags, garment bags, and full size suit cases. Usually, travel bags are constructed of heavy-duty nylon or polyester fabrics, but if you are looking for something a little more luxurious, you can opt for leather ones. The prices can vary depending on the maker and the size of the bag, but generally, they can last longer than other fabrics and will definitely be easier to spot your own luggage on the turn-style.

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