Style

THE FIND

J. Crew Polka Dot Khakis

 

A quirky twist on the classic khaki chino, these babies will be a guarantee standout.


Typically khaki chinos are a surefire way to blend in with the crowd, but with this polka-dotted pair it’s just the opposite. A fun take on a quintessential wardrobe staple, pair these J. Crew chinos with a white tee and white sneakers, chambray button-down, or black blazer.

 

 

J. Crew Boyfriend chino pant in polka dot

Boyfriend Chino Pant in Polka Dot, $79.50, jcrew.com

 

 


Image Sources: Top left, unknown artist, The Shiny Squirrel. Middle, Wardrobe Snack Editorial by Michelle Maguire and Kelsey McClellan for Trendland. Bottom right, Free Range Brown Eggs by Chris Kerston, flickr.

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Style

THE MUSE

Marilyn Monroe - Tastemaker Status

Get the iconic bombshell’s look with timeless (& bold) pieces


Ah, the great beauty Marilyn Monroe. Best known for her revealing white halter dress billowing over a subway grate, the Hollywood scarlet also loved a good cigarette pant, slinky sweater, and understated pieces. Top off the look with some sculpted curls and a red lip, and you’re ready for any subway grate or stiff breeze that comes your way.

 

 

Urban Outfitters Perfect Turtleneck Top

UO Perfect Turtleneck Top, $34, urbanoutfitters.com

 

 

J. Crew Martie Pant

Martie Slim Crop Pant, $79.50, jcrew.com

 

 

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Selected Femme Long Sleeve Knit Sweater, $79, asos.com

 

 

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Low V-Neck Cricket Jumper, $65, topshop.com

 


Image Sources: Top left, photo for LIFE magazine by Alfred Eisenstaedt, 1953, divinemarilynmonroe.canalblog.com.  Top right, unknown photographer, date and original publication, weheartit.com. Bottom left and right, photos by Milton Greene, 1955, marilynmonroe.com. Made with Canva.

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Style

THE FIND

Wishbone Earrings - Tastemaker Status

Make a wish with these artsy Wishbone earrings (just don’t *actually* break them…)


This week we’re featuring the very first item from the Tastemaker Status shop itself! Apart of the House Collection, these earrings transition from season-to-season and can add that finishing touch to any simple black outfit. Get them below:

 

Wishbone Earrings - shoptastemakerstatus.com

Wishbone Earrings, $24.90, shoptastemakerstatus.com

 


Image Sources: Paint stroke, Donald Martiny, honestlywtf.com. Made with Canva.

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Reads

THE READ

 

The Battle of Versailles - Tastemaker StatusGet lost in the glamour (and drama) of the iconic 1970’s fashion show that put American fashion on the map.


This over-the-top event has an accompanying over-the-top story to match. Filled with the personalities of design royalty (Halston, Yves Saint Lauren, Oscar de la Renta, and Hubert de Givenchy, to name a few), this book examines the famous runway show that head the best American and French designers going head-to-head on a global stage. Reality TV pales in comparison. Get the book below:

 

The Battle of Versailles by Robin Givhan, amazon.com

 


Images Sources: Watercolor Moon Art Print, StudioFactotumUK, etsy.com. White peonies, unknown source. Glitter, unknown source. Made with Canva.

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THE TREND

ContourDrawing - Tastemaker Status

This drawing technique makes for quirky graphics & eye-catching patterns.


Contour drawing is an art technique where artists are challenged to create without lifting their pencil. This creates one continuous line (another name for technique), hence the distinct geometric, but fluid, style. Though this technique has been around for a while, its been recently embraced by fashion as a cool decorative motif. Get the look below:

 

Contrast Tank by SketchStudy on Redbubble

One Line Bike Contrast Tank by SketchStudy, $28, redbubble.com

 

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Double Layered Face Earrings, $14.90, shoptastemakerstatus.com

 

Contour People Tote Bag by morgan markowski on Redbubble

Contour People Tote Bag by morgan markowski, $23.95, redbubble.com

 

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Minimalist Face Pendant Necklace, $19.90, shoptastemakerstatus.com

 


Image Sources: Upper right and lower left illustrations by Boris Schmitz. Upper left, Marta Handrich, Instagram. Middle, Lady Fancy Nails, Instagram. Bottom right, THATSALEAF. Made with Canva.

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Reads

THE READ

Leave Your Mark - Tastemaker Status

The social-media-maverick shares her journey from hospital scrubs to undercover It girl.


Aliza Licht, AKA the “DKNY PR Girl,” not only illustrates her career in fashion as a social media superstar, but also provides practical tips that bridge the fashion world to real life.

 

Leave Your Mark

Leave Your Mark by Aliza Licht, $15.99, amazon.com

 


Image Sources: Background, unknown source. Book cover, Allana’s Lookbook.

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Style

THE MUSE

Zendaya - Tastemaker Status

Get inspired by this multi-talented Style Star with bold & ultra fun pieces


One of the most versatile trend-setters out there, Zendaya not only is a fashion chameleon (from dressing like a 1950’s housewife to a B.A. Joan of Arc), but she goes all in, completely transforming herself to fit her theme (or character, shall we say?) Get her look below.


Playful Florals

ASOS DESIGN Structured Tiered Mini Dress

 

ASOS DESIGN Structured Tiered Mini Dress. $103, asos.com

 

Feminine Sheer Blouses

H&M Blouse with Flounce

 

Blouse with Flounce, $29.99, hm.com

 

Patterned Cigarette Pants

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Low Rise Check Columnist Ankle Pant, $79.90, express.com

 

Corset Tops

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PrettyLittleThing Lace Corset Bralette, $29, asos.com

 

Statement Earrings

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Leaf Texture Earrings, $14.90, shoptastemakerstatus.com

 


Image Sources: Top left, @zendaya, Instagram. Middle, @zendaya, Instagram. Bottom left, @zendaya, Instagram. Paint, Untitled 12 by Mark Lovejoy, icanvas.com. Made with Canva.

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