Four Ways to Rock the Crop Top/Skirt Combo

Skirts are lengthening while shirts are shrinking. As odd as it seems, celebs have been cropping up (pun intended) everywhere in long feminine skirts with a matching mini top.  Kim Kardashian, Shailene Woodley, Miranda Kerr and others have dabbled in the trend. Here are a few more practical ways to try the style out for yourself.

 1)   If making a huge statement isn’t your thing, try a muted color. Kim Kardashian tones it down—if that’s possible for Kim—in all white. article-0-1C3AB34900000578-21_306x738

2)    Cover up! Jamie Chung adds a fun leather jacket that pulls the eyes away from the midriff.

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3)    Still nervous about being too out there? Ditch the matchy-matchy look to take things down a notch. Coordinate colors or mix totally different ones, like Anne Hathaway.

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4)    Who said a crop top had to be involved? Tuck your top into a lady-like skirt for a classic look. Or work it like Solange and add the matching element through the jacket.

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Photos are courtesy of DailyMail, Glamour and HuffPo.

Fashion Icon of the Month – Audrey Hepburn

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This April, we are going back in time and choosing Audrey Hepburn for Manchester PR’s pick for Fashion Icon. I’ve adored Ms. Hepburn since the 8th grade, when my English teacher decided I choose her for a biography project (in which we had to dress up as said icon) on the basis that I resembled her. I had no idea who she was at the time – and I am still grateful everyday that my eyes were opened to this beauty.

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Spring 2014 Trends We Love: Shoes

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My favorite thing about Spring (or any season, for that matter) are the shoes that come with it. Now that warm weather is thinking about showing its face – I can’t wait to wear all my fancy shoes that couldn’t withstand the snow. So here’s to Spring – and the newest shoe trends that came along with it.

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Fearlessly Feminine Fashion – Designer, Katty Xiomara

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Katty Xiomara is a truly international fashion designer. Raised in Venezuela, educated in Portugal, Xiomara’s eponymous line was most recently shown in Tokyo. We caught Katty’s New York showing of her Fall/Winter 2014 collection in February (covered in our NYFW post). Her work is feminine, bold, retro and modern—a variety of looks that are difficult to blend but that Xiomara pulls of beautifully.

In fact, we were so enamored by Xiomara and her designs that we had to follow up with her! Read on to learn more about Xiomara’s collection, her inspiration and her fashion outlook…

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Spring 2014 Hair Trends to Try Now

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Now that spring has officially started to peak and grace us with some days of warm weather  – lets start breaking out the hottest spring trends from the runways. These trends were seen all over the spring 2014 runways last fall and vary in skill level – from novice to “better look up a YouTube tutorial for this!” Check them out below:

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Fashion Icon of the Month – Lupita Nyong’o

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This March, Lupita Nyong’o is Manchester PR’s pick for Fashion Icon. The Kenyan actress has made a huge splash on the Hollywood scene, despite being an unknown as recently as six months ago—her now famous and Oscar-winning film debut in 12 Years a Slave put her on the radar. Her work in 12 Years a Slave and her current appearance in Non-Stop, which also stars Michelle Dockery and Julianne Moore, means that Nyong’o has recently made numerous press appearances, including the major red carpet events of the season.

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The Oscars 2014: Fashion Hits & Misses

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Undoubtedly, Oscar night is the most important Hollywood event of the year. And this year at the 86th Annual Academy Awards, our favorite celebrities stepped out in custom gowns, shoes and donned jewelry most of us can only dream about.

Seasoned Oscar-goers like Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lawrence always dress to impress, and this year was no exception. Though there were some newer faces to Hollywood that stole the limelight like Lupita Nyong’o.

There was a lot of neutral tones on the red carpet, and certainly a handful of reds and blues. Just about everyone’s accessories were perfection this year. And the common theme seemed to be, less is more, and I couldn’t agree more!

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Yves Saint Laurent at Paris Fashion Week

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To me, the Saint Laurent Fall/Winter 2014 collection presented at Paris Fashion Week yelled sophisticated party. The proportions were perfect and the silhouettes were sleek with a little volume, added here and there. Some looks were understated, yet worldly and others were completely styled in and of themselves.

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Paris Fashion Week 2014: Fashionista Street Style

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Paris Fashion Week 2014 has so far been nothing short of fabulous style, color and couture. In typical Parisian fashion, fashionistas attending the shows looked just as fierce has those on the catwalk.

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Milan Fashion Week Fall 2014: Moschino Goes Modern

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It has been a busy month for the fashion industry – and just this past week, Italian designers debuting their Autumn/Winter 2014 collections rocked the runways at Milan Fashion Week.

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