When it comes to fashion, there’s nothing more exciting than the latest innovation or more on trend than the ever evolving world of social media. This week Style Coalition will be hosting the 6th Annual Fashion 2.0 Awards honoring the best digital campaigns, platforms, social media strategies and innovations in the fashion industry. Kate Spade, Marc Jacobs and Michael Kors lead with the most nominations, followed by DKNY and Rebecca Minkoff. This year the founders of BaubleBar are being honored with the annual Visionary Award, legendary designer Sam Edelman will be delivering the keynote and I’ll be there to see it all.
Lately, I’ve been absolutely obsessed with Instagram. I even find myself pausing moments with friends and stopping on the street for long periods of time just to get the perfect shot. So when celebrity stylist, Jen Rade, aka The Wicked Witch of Wardrobe, pulled together her top five tips on how to get “InstaFab” for Instagram, I immediately took notice. Jen makes a living out of helping people look their best in photographs. So not only does she feel right at home when determining what works and what doesn’t as a Project Runway: Under The Gunn judge, she can also show you how to take the perfect selfie. Enjoy her InstaTips:
Red lipstick is the one statement piece that can take your look from average to great – even jeans and a t-shirt look better with red lips.
Show Your True Colors
Any color is the best color to wear for a selfie – that’s what filters are for! The whole point of a selfie is to express yourself so there’s no right or wrong.
Less is more
When it comes to makeup and accessories, everything can’t be something!
If at first you don’t succeed…
Play around and take 10 selfies until you find the right light and angle. Lighting is the most important!
Filter or no filter?
Sometimes I use filters, sometimes I don’t. I go for whatever makes the mood of the picture look cool.
With New Year’s Eve celebrations just around the corner, ’tis the season to layer up and stand out in beautiful gold jewelry, not that you ever need an occasion to break out the bling. Be it bold bangles with gold watches, stacked rings or statement necklaces, show InStyle how you style your favorite gold pieces and you could ring in the New Year with a gorgeous Phillip House Bracelet valued at $3,950.
Entering is simple, especially if you’re a fellow Instagram addict. For a chance to win, just share a photo on Instagram of you wearing or displaying your best gold jewelry using the hashtag #LOVEGOLD and fill out the entry form. You can submit up to three photos per day for even more chances to win, but you only have to fill out the entry form once. The contest ends at midnight on December 31, 2013 so start styling your gold jewelry ASAP. For further details, check out the contest’s official rules.