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“Are Print Magazines Dying?”

That was my first thought when I read a headline today that Teen Vogue would be scaling back that issues from monthly to quarterly. Granted, it’s Teen Vogue so it’s not like adult Vogue which would be an even bigger deal, but usually when this happens, it means that it might be on its way to being phased out. I’m not a collector of magazines these days, however, my coworker next to me somehow started receiving a subscription to Teen Vogue in the last year and started passing them over to me. I didn’t know where to put them where I was cleaning my place this weekend so they are in a stack on my bathroom counter for now.

I don’t think I would be surprised if Condé Nast announced that they would be going purely digital within the next year. Should we start taking bets now?

According to a statement from the company, “the new frequency is designed to capture key audience moments relevant to young readers lives,” and the new print edition will debut in spring 2017 as a larger book with a collectible, “keepsake” feel. 

Also the reason why I believe Teen Vogue might be folding is because Lucky saw the same death as well back in 2015 when they scaled back to quarterly and then…well we know what happened after.

Teen Vogue, let’s just do a thank you now – thank you for being the high end print magazine that helped me shape my teenage years and taught me how to use better makeup and to look up to amazing style icons before anyone else during my youth years.

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J. Crew Discontinues Bridal Collection

We’re a little bit sad to have to share that J. Crew had decided to shut down its bridal collection for good. Full disclosure – I have never had an experience with their bridal collection the way that we talked about BHLDN or the way we had our visit with the Nordstrom Wedding Suite, but that doesn’t mean we didn’t know about it. One of my coworkers actually purchased her gown from J. Crew and altered it into one beautiful piece. J. Crew represented the classic kind of bride so we’re very sad to see it go. It’s no secret that sales at J. Crew have been declining, but it sounds that the shutdown for their bridal collection has also almost been a long time coming with prices for wedding gowns being slashed up to 70%.

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J. Crew Partners with Nordstrom

It was only a matter of time! Announced this morning, J. Crew will partner with Seattle based retailer, Nordstrom, to have their brand in select stores. J. Crew’s sister retailer, Madewell, has been selling within Nordstrom for quite some time already so this news should come as no surprise. In fact, the only surprise is that J. Crew didn’t do it before Madewell. Beginning September 12th, shoppers will be able to purchase J. Crew pieces in select stores as well as online at Nordstrom.com. Nordstrom plans to carry women’s apparel, men’s suiting and accessories with their petite line sold exclusively online.

“This was an easy decision,” said J.Crew CEO Mickey Drexler in a release. “Nordstrom is the perfect partner because we both share the same high standards of customer service and store experience. Additionally, we are known for exceptional design, quality and style, which we know will appeal to the Nordstrom customer.”

Nordstrom’s J.Crew edit will be available in the following stores to start:

  • Downtown Seattle (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Bellevue Square (Bellevue, Wash.)
  • Washington Square (Tigard, Ore.)
  • Michigan Avenue (Chicago, Ill.)
  • Oakbrook Center (Oak Brook, Ill.)
  • Somerset Collection (Troy, Mich.)
  • Scottsdale Fashion Square (Scottsdale, Ariz.)
  • NorthPark Center (Dallas, Texas)
  • Houston Galleria (Houston, Texas)
  • Barton Creek Square (Austin, Texas)
  • Domain Northside (Austin, Texas – opening September 30th)
  • Tysons Corner Center, (McLean, Va.)
  • The Plaza at King of Prussia (King of Prussia, Pa.)
  • South Coast Plaza (Costa Mesa, Calif.)
  • The Mall at Short Hills (Short Hills, N.J.)
  • The Mall at Green Hills (Nashville, Tenn.)

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2016 MTV Video Music Awards

Ariana Grande wearing Alexander Wang

I wasn’t paying too much attention to her performance, but was it just me or did she seem completely out of breath? Why was she biking so hard? Did she lip-sync at all? We’ve got a lot of questions.

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Snaps for a Snapshot

Who: Suki Waterhouse

Wearing: We don’t actually know who she’s wearing for any of these pieces, but we love ALL of it.

Where: Wimbledon

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Snaps for a Snapshot

Who: Riley Keough

Wearing: Coach

Where: Coach and Friends of The High Line Summer Party

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Snaps for a Snapshot

Who: Allison Williams and Diane von Furstenberg

Wearing: Diane von Furstenberg

Where: 7th Annual DVF Awards

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2016 Oscars After Party

Brie Larson in Monse

This is my favorite because The Oscars red carpet tends to be very grand and conservative, but the after party is when things start to get a little bit sexier and you know all the stars that weren’t invited to the actual award show get to come out so that’s nice for them.

We HAD to kick this post off with Brie. Honestly, how could we not? Also, oh my goodness – is she wearing pink velvet? She not only was the best dressed of the night, but clearly the most comfortable the rest of the night. We just want to be friends with her.

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Snaps for a Snapshot

Who: Elizabeth Olson

Where: Gucci Fall 2016 show

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Grammys 2016 Red Carpet

Selena Gomez in Calvin Klein

The red carpet for me this year was just so-so. There wasn’t anything that I absolutely loved or hated, maybe in the end I just prefer things like the Golden Globes or The Oscars. Usually, the first look that I share is something that I really like. This time, though I give this look a 6/10. The sparkly blue is nice and sure the cut-outs are edgy, but it’s really not anything we haven’t seen before. Also her old school hair is just meh to me.

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Snaps for a Snapshot

Who: Amal Clooney

Wearing: Giambattista Valli

Where: The premiere of “Hail, Caesar!”

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Everlane Lets Shoppers Choose Their Own Price

Before even moving to the Bay Area, Everlane was always a retailer that interested me. I have always kind of liked their pieces from afar, but never took the plunge into buying anything from them. Earlier this year, I even stopped by an event at their office which was more like a socializing happy hour with a DJ than an event to shop at which I originally thought was the purpose. I just found out today though that their post Christmas sale is one unlike any other that I’ve seen. For their select items, they are allowing customers to choose from three different price points – all below retail – when paying.

Each price is accompanied by an explanation for what that amount of money covers. So, if you pay $81 for the Nubuck Street Shoe, that’s only covering production; if you pay $97, you’re also covering overhead for Everlane’s team; and if you pay $126, you’re covering those things and also allowing for Everlane to invest in its growth.

Wowza, those are quite the differences aren’t they? On one hand, I do only want to pay $81, but then I feel a little bit uncomfortable knowing that I’m paying for the shoe to be just constructed, however, $126 is over $40+ from that lowest price point and that seems absurd! So where does that leave you as a customer? Do you pay the $97 for the shoes and the guilt that comes along with it?

Readers, what do you think customers will choose? How would you choose and what would be your rationale? I’ve never seen a retailer do this before, but I do remember writing an article in my high school’s newspaper about a local coffee shop that did the whole “pay what you want” type of thing and what happened was that the shop ended up shuttering in under a year. :(

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Kendall and Kylie x The Top Shop

The Jenner sisters have unveiled their second collection with Top Shop and I’m surprised I’m even saying this, but I’m pretty impressed with some of the pieces. Not only are they the things you want to wear for your upcoming holiday party, but there’s a whole lot of black – which means that it’s versatile and you can wear them over and over again for a number of occasions. We’ve always been a fan of re-wearing things from our closet.

The collection will be available online and in the UK on Friday, Nov. 20, as well as at U.S. Topshop locations and select Nordstrom stores worldwide on Dec. 4.

Out of the 15 piece collection, here are just a few of our favorites! – but actually that dress that Kendall is wearing above is just THE BEST.

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