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Film & Fashion Buzz: Magic Mike June 29, 2012

Filed under: fashion — Deb Johns @ 7:20 am
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Synopsis: “Set in the world of male strippers, Magic Mike is directed by Steven Soderbergh and stars Channing Tatum in a story inspired by his real life. The film follows Mike (Tatum) as he takes a young dancer called The Kid (Pettyfer) under his wing and schools him in the fine arts of partying, picking up women, and making easy money.

– (C) Warner Bros.”

THE CONCEPT:

Flashing lights, bursts of neon, studs and sequins… the women in this film exhibit either laid back or ‘costume’ style. Have fun with it!

FASHION INSPIRED BY FILM:

Clockwise from top left: RED Valentino Ruffled Leather Jacket; American Eagle AE Tied Corset; TopShop Petite Studded Bralet; The Row Cookton Textured Leather Biker Jacket; RED Valentino Lace Short; Veda Soul Neon Green Ellen Pump; Riley Keough in the film; Windsor Neon Pink Peep Toe Heels; Opening Ceremony Lace Shorts.

 

Film & Fashion Buzz: Rock of Ages June 28, 2012

Filed under: fashion — Deb Johns @ 7:05 am
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Synopsis: “Rock of Ages tells the story of small town girl Sherrie and city boy Drew, who meet on the Sunset Strip while pursuing their Hollywood dreams. Their rock ‘n’ roll romance is told through the heart-pounding hits of Def Leppard, Joan Jett, Journey, Foreigner, Bon Jovi, Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Poison, Whitesnake and more. — (C) Warner Bros

THE CONCEPT:

Tutu dresses have had a recent resurgence most notably featured in various brights at high school proms… Rock of Ages is set during the time when this dress style first burst on the scene, and here we are, realizing that they never really left (thanks Madonna!)

FASHION INSPIRED BY FILM:

Clockwise from top left: ASOS Petite Exaggerated Tutu Dress; Proenza Schouler Jean Jacket; Rag & Bone Denim Jacket with Leather Sleeves; The Battallion Racer Ballerina Dress; Valentino Ruffled Lace-Up Biker Boot; Falke Net Thigh High Tights; DKNY Fishnet Tights; Giuseppe Zanotti Crushed Calfskin Biker Boots.

 

Wednesday Obsessions: a Spotlight on Newport for the America’s Cup June 27, 2012

Filed under: Travel Log — Deb Johns @ 7:10 am
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Yo Deb readers, welcome to the tenth installment of our weekly newsflash for all things up-and-coming, ‘Wednesday Obsessions’. We are excited to bring you the latest info on people, places and things being discussed around the world and around the world wide web. Start following us to receive an email each week when a new W.O. post is published!

THE NEWS FROM NEWPORT:

-Between June 23rd and July 1st, if you’re in the Northeast try to visit Newport, RI while it hosts the America’s Cup World Series… It’s the last stop for the competitors so it will no doubt be a party! Take along some SCOUT from our Newport-inspired and nautical-themed navy & coral story: we chose the Original Deano in Barbara Stripesand Coral, the Pleasure Chest in Barbara Stripesand Coral and the Totes Ma Goat in Indigo Go.

STAY HERE:

-Stay at (option 1), the Castle Hill Inn – the ultimate Newport hotel; then dine at the Castle Hill Inn’s restaurant and watch the boats come in after a day on the water!

-Stay at (option 2), the Vanderbilt Grace Hotel, which houses all the comforts of home in colorful decor found throughout the space.

EAT HERE:

-One iconic Newport restaurant is without question the Black Pearl – come here for great service in an easygoing and social atmosphere – the perfect spot to casually unwind!

-According to one of our Newport resources, “Maison de Coco is a fabulous spot for couture chocolates and the most incredible hot chocolate known to man.” OK, we can get behind that!

-Eat at Tallulah on Thames for innovative, contemporary combinations of locally sourced ingredients in a restaurant decorated with crisp white and marine hues.

-For a families visiting Newport, eat dinner on the water via Kempenaar’s Clambake Club, which will host private or public clambakes!

-For those in the ‘sailing know’, grab a drink at Café Zelda, where you’ll most likely run into sailors (read: Newport celebs) having finished up their day.

ACTIVITIES & WALK AROUNDS:

-Don’t miss a walk through Bannister’s Wharf – aside from the Atlantic as a focal point, consider Bannister’s Wharf the ‘epicenter’ of dining and shopping in Newport.

-Tour historic Fort Adams for a special ‘village setup’ in honor of the America’s Cup (and check back for info on its upcoming 4th of July/fireworks celebration!)

-For those whose eyes wander from the Atlantic or those who tend to get seasick, why don’t you explore more dry land Newport activities and play a little lawn tennis at the Hall of Fame Lawn Tennis Courts.

BOUTIQUES:

-Get ‘Cup ready’ with a stop in Island Outfitters for fashion trained with a nautical eye… from blue to coral stripes, there are sweaters to keep you warm and dresses to keep you looking Newport chic on summer nights.

-Shop at boutique Angela Moore for all things ‘Newport preppy’.

-For the urban style set, shop at Laura Jean, where the jeans-wearing crew will be in denim heaven.

-Shop at Michael Hayes for fab luxury fashion, where you can quite easily grab the perfect outfit for an evening out.

 

Wrapping Up Dallas: a Visit to the Bishop Arts District June 26, 2012

Filed under: Lifestyle — Deb Johns @ 8:55 am
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Last night, the SCOUT team in Dallas traveled south of the city and had the pleasure of exploring the Bishop Arts District. This hidden gem was full of funky, rustic chic establishments that more importantly were staffed with friendly faces. We love the South!*

Inspired by the eclectic vibe of this little neighborhood, we had to feature it as a “Dallas Find” and let the world know about this secret.

Among the many cool spots in Bishop Arts District, we have to highlight two for having the “the whole package.” First stop on our tour was Dude, Sweet. That is correct, it was called “Dude, Sweet.” The group of guys behind this chocolate shop indulged us with a few of their favorite things including the “Crack in Box” chocolate bars and the Ice Cream a la Nitrogen Tank. From the customer service to the packaging, we loved everything about Dude, Sweet, so much so that we had to purchase t-shirts and pose with the team!

The last stop on our tour de force, was Tillman’s Roadhouse. This long time establishment has been open for the last 20 years, but pulled off an amazing renovation 5 years ago that embodies New York meets Texas. Shot gun door handles graced the entrance, but 10 crystal chandeliers welcomed us into the dining area. Along with the amazing decor, the indulgent down home cooking made gluttons of the SCOUT team. We tried the goat cheese tater tots, fried pickles, mac and cheese, and the perfectly glazed baked chicken. The piece de resistance was saved for the end when our waiter brought out a plate of s’mores featuring homemade marshmallows in a variety of flavors including cotton candy, pistachio, and maple.

We cannot say enough good things about Bishop Arts District’s vibe. It seems to have the best of all worlds with hip style and a southern attitude. We can’t wait to hit up this spot again when we are back in Dallas!

*visit SCOUT’s Pinterest page and click into the Pinterest board that features photo coverage of our exploring the Bishop Arts District!

 

Film & Fashion Buzz: the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Filed under: fashion — Deb Johns @ 7:21 am
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Synopsis: “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel follows a group of British retirees who decide to ‘outsource’ their retirement to less expensive and seemingly exotic India. Enticed by advertisements for the newly restored Marigold Hotel and bolstered with visions of a life of leisure, they arrive to find the palace a shell of its former self. Though the new environment is less luxurious than imagined, they are forever transformed by their shared experiences, discovering that life and love can begin again when you let go of the past. — (C) Fox Searchlight

THE CONCEPT:

Look to as many neutrals as you do brights, as the concept is mostly fluid, moving from one shade to the next within one outfit… So wear your ‘bright’ look one day and your ‘neutral’ or ‘natural’ look the next!

FASHION INSPIRED BY FILM:

Clockwise from top left: Alice by Alice Temperley Esmerelda Tunic; a still from the film; P.A.R.O.S.H. Floral Panel Tunic; Emma Hope Woven Raffia Flats; Calypso Aero Ruched Skirt; Miss Selfridge Cream Pleated Maxi Skirt; Rene Caovilla Ballet Flats.

 

Film & Fashion Buzz: To Rome with Love June 25, 2012

Filed under: fashion — Deb Johns @ 8:31 am
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Synopsis: “To Rome with Love is a kaleidoscopic comedy movie set in one of the world’s most enchanting cities. The film brings us into contact with a well-known American architect reliving his youth; an average middle-class Roman who suddenly finds himself Rome’s biggest celebrity; a young provincial couple drawn into separate romantic encounters; and an American opera director endeavoring to put a singing mortician on stage. — (C) Sony Pictures Classics

THE CONCEPT:

Using mostly Italian resources, and you can borrow from UK go-to fashion resources because they borrow so much inspiration from the Italian runways.

BREEZY TOPS & SKIRTS WITH FLAT SANDALS, THOROUGHLY ‘SUMMER IN ROME':

Clockwise from top left: Etro Floral-Print Stretch Silk-Blend Satin Top; a still of Ellen Page in the film; TopShop Tall Lace Insert Tie Blouse; Dolce & Gabbana Printed Silk-Cotton Jacquard Mini Skirt; Calypso Beaded Gladiators; Giuseppe Zanotti Gladiator Sandals; Ermano Scervino White Skirt with Petticoat.

 

For Your Neutral Consideration: Black Dresses with Neon Shoes June 22, 2012

Filed under: fashion — Deb Johns @ 8:26 am
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This week on Yo Deb we encourage you to shift your fashion focus from neon- to neutral-hued pieces. We’ve got metallic, army surplus, white and black stories in which we provide you with our top 4-5 suggested summer separates, as well as several pairs of shoes and a SCOUT canvas piece to carry… Neon’s been having a great run, but we think it’s time for a sophisticated switch in style, so ditch the hot pink and plan some neutral outfits to pair with likeminded VaniLLa Bean!

BLACK TIE ATTIRE, WITH NEON HEELS TO ‘BOOT':

Dresses, from left to right

Herve Leger Black Off the Shoulder Bandage Dress; KAGE Charcoal Ripple Puff Dress; Marc Jacobs Strapless Floral Applique Tulle Dress; Moschino Cheap and Chic Open Back Black Dress.

Shoes and SCOUT, from left to right

DSquared2 Lizard Skin Sandal; SCOUT Daytripper in VaniLLa Bean Multi; Joia Glitter Neon Platform Heels; Manolo Blahnik Patent Leather T-Strap Sandals; Christian Louboutin Unzip Suede Sandals.

 

 
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