January 26th, 2013 — 9:00am
It’s time to dig out the copies (or borrow mum’s) of John Hughes’ classic films like The Breakfast Club and Sixteen Candles as The Carrie Diaries is bringing back the 80’s teen fashion! Girls before us may have lusted over the wardrobe of Molly Ringwald but now we have a new fashion icon in the form of the young Carrie Bradshaw, played by Anna Sophia Robb. We have all probably drooled over Carrie Bradshaw’s mix of designer and vintage clothes, plus her array of Manolo Blahniks, whilst watching re-runs of Sex and The City, but with The Carrie Diaries stepping on to the scene it means that Carrie’s fashion is more accessible than ever.
In an interview with the costume designer Eric Daman (who has previously worked on Gossip Girl, what a CV he must have) he says that for Carrie’s look he has been ‘working with classic 80′s colours and prints, but in more slimming shapes and silhouettes—not giant shoulder pads and oversized bulk’. So you can relax as shoulder pads don’t look set to make a comeback and Motel has slimming shapes and silhouettes covered with our multitude of dresses for SS13! Leather-look skirts like the Flute Skirt are a nod to her flippy, flirty style.
In the pilot episode of the new series we get to see Carrie flit around New York City on an internship in a flurry of sequins, mesh and bright colours. The series gives us the chance to see the younger side to her in which she is finding her fashion feet and dealing with changing friendships and relationships. Lucky for you we adore her youthful style and so have sequins, mesh and monochrome all at your fingertips at MotelRocks.com. The Fairy Dress can be dressed down with a bright jacket, but still show your fashion fun too.
If you’re a fan of the original series then we are sure you’ll love a chance to see new Carrie adventures. Even though they may be minus Charlotte, Samantha and Miranda, young Carrie has another group of friends that bring plenty of drama. If you never caught the Sex and The City addiction however then we can promise you the best of 80’s fashion and music, plus lots of screen time for Austin Butler from the new series! Sequins are the signature must-have for the 80′s and the Gabby Dress brings them straight into this century.
Anna Sophia is much more current with her love of SS13′s biggest trend, monochrome! Get her look with the Hannah Shift Dress and add a signature bowler hat.
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September 7th, 2012 — 10:26am
It’s New York Fashion Week so at Motel we’ve put together our own guide to show you the best restaurants, bars and shops! If you are off to New York, these places are where you need to be headed! Remember our USA customers get free shipping right now too!
One of our favourite restaurants in New York is Bar Boulud on Broadway, right next to the Lincoln centre so perfect for anyone at NYFW! It’s a casual bistro so will be great for anyone looking for something spectacular to eat but not breaking the bank!
With all the gorgeous clothes coming down the catwalk, it’s definitely going to give you the urge for a bit of shopping! One of our favourite areas in New York is Soho and if you head to Broadway, Broome Street and Spring Street, you’ll find a mixture of high street stores and independent boutiques.
And for cocktails and nibbles, head to the beautiful rooftop bar at the Metropolitan Museum of Art! We love the views and the Martinis, sampling culture and fun under the sculptures.
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March 27th, 2012 — 11:00am
The statuesque Elle from Opium Poppies looks absolutely incredible in the Bonnie lace crop top in cream while gazing over New York city from the rooftops. She channels this season’s pastel trend to perfection by pairing this vintage inspired lace top with coral high waisted shorts. Copy Elle’s feminine style and pair some cute knee high socks with your outfit for a quirky Spring time look!
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September 21st, 2011 — 2:43pm
6th September hails the start of Fashion Week season and of course, it all begins in New York. We’re looking forward to the big names, the strictly cab-to-curb heels and fashion that would only look in place on the Upper-East side. Emulate New York style with the 2012 staple – printed trousers (our Jodie’s in Cottage Print are perfect). Pair with smart tailoring, sports luxe accessories and the slickest blowdry of your life! And for your statement piece, bright, Model’s Own nails are all that’s needed.
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February 15th, 2010 — 11:15am
Our interns Carla and Aramide from the US of A give Motel Rocks the lowdown on top style stories this week…
L-U-V! Madonna! Her amazing Superbowl half-time performance was just the tip of the iceberg. Madonna announced a new album, “MDNA,” and the Material Girl has a world tour to accompany it. She has just posted dates for a six-month jaunt through the Middle East, Europe and North America.
Nicki Minaj has the Internet buzzing. With her new video, ‘Stupid Hoe’ breaking VEVO record for online views, plus joining Madonna at the Superbowl halftime show, she is proving that she is the new Hip-Hop princess.
Her style is so Motel Rocks. She loves to push the limit with her crazy hair and colorful body-con dresses. You might not be able to rock her hairstyles but with Motel, you can certainly rock her style.
Elsewhere it’s the beginning of Social Media week in New York and of course, Fashion Week!
In Illinois, the Art Institute of Chicago is holding their annual spring fashion show. The show will feature designs from up and coming student designers. It’s always very exciting to see fresh new talent in fashion!
A huge event and sale called the Randolph Street Market is happening Saturday, Feb. 4 and Sunday, Feb. 5. The Randolph Street Market is the largest of it’s kind in Chicago and is always highly anticipated. The best local shops and curators of vintage, antique and accessory designs can all be found at the market. It’s a very exciting and highly publicized event!
And speaking of highly publicized events, the Independent Fashion Bloggers Conference was held on the 8th February in New York. Advice was given from a host of successful bloggers and tickets sold out fast!
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