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The Fashion App That Helps You Achieve French Girl Style

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There's something so crazy good about French girl style that makes it maddeningly frustrating that it's out of reach. Unless you were born with a Parisian pedigree, can you ever really perfect the non-plussed, laid-back luxe that seems to come so effortlessly to our sisters-in-style across the pond? While the answer might have been a firm non previously, a new app from a former Chanel employee is letting women around the globe have a crack at getting some French chicness.

MORE: 10 Key Differences Between French and American Style

The Fashion App That Helps You Achieve French Girl Style

Apparel Paris asks users to provide some personal info (hair and eye color, body type) and then fill out a virtual closet with both pre-loaded options or specifics taken from what they actually own. The process itself is surprisingly quick: You can cruise through styles the app already has and tick off basics that you own (e.g., a plain white tee, ripped black skinny jeans) or upload images and a description of a very specific piece. From there, select what sort of outfit you're looking for and what the weather's like. The French girl magic is worked, and you're presented with a formula ready to copy.

The Fashion App That Helps You Achieve French Girl Style

A French-girl outfit suggested for one of our editors, using a coat and dress she already owns and a pair of boots and clutch available to buy—she'd asked for a casual outfit in chilly weather

"The outfits are created by an algorithm that has been developed by both fashion experts and mathematicians," founder Michel Ward explained. Ward's the one with Chanel on his resume: he worked as an analyst in the strategy department before focusing on the app, a project he's been working on for the past two years. Overall, the user experience was good and the idea feels pretty air-tight. Have a team tell you exactly how to style stuff you already own and get budget-friendly shopping suggestions as you go? Parisian style might really only be a click away.

Should you need any French-girl style inspo: Meet Brooklyn Beckham's new girlfriend, a Paris-based model who's bound to become a mega street style star.










The Fashion App That Helps You Achieve French Girl Style

The Fashion App That Helps You Achieve French-Girl Style

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There's something so crazy good about French girl style that makes it maddeningly frustrating that it's out of reach. Unless you were born with a Parisian pedigree, can you ever really perfect the non-plussed, laid-back luxe that seems to come so effortlessly to our sisters-in-style across the pond? While the answer might have been a firm non previously, a new app from a former Chanel employee is letting women around the globe have a crack at getting some French chicness.

MORE: 10 Key Differences Between French and American Style

The Fashion App That Helps You Achieve French-Girl Style

Apparel Paris asks users to provide some personal info (hair and eye color, body type) and then fill out a virtual closet with both preloaded options or specifics taken from what they actually own. The process itself is surprisingly quick: You can cruise through styles the app already has and tick off basics that you own (e.g., a plain white tee, ripped black skinny jeans) or upload images and a description of a very specific piece. From there, select what sort of outfit you're looking for and what the weather's like. The French girl magic is worked, and you're presented with a formula ready to copy.

The Fashion App That Helps You Achieve French-Girl Style

A French-girl outfit suggested for one of our editors, using a coat and dress she already owns and a pair of boots and clutch available to buy—she'd asked for a casual outfit in chilly weather

"The outfits are created by an algorithm that has been developed by both fashion experts and mathematicians," founder Michel Ward explained. Ward's the one with Chanel on his resume: he worked as an analyst in the strategy department before focusing on the app, a project he's been working on for the past two years. Overall, the user experience was good and the idea feels pretty airtight. Have a team tell you exactly how to style stuff you already own and get budget-friendly shopping suggestions as you go? Parisian style might really only be a click away.

The app is available for iOS and Android; you can get it in the app store here.

Should you need any French-girl style inspo: Meet Brooklyn Beckham's new girlfriend, a Paris-based model who's bound to become a mega street style star.










The Fashion App That Helps You Achieve French-Girl Style

5 Style Tips to Ensure You Stand Out in a Crowd, From the Costume Master of The Voice

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Costume designer Erin Hirsch knows a thing or two about making a style statement while also staying true to your roots. After all, she worked with Kanye West and NASA engineers for his elaborate "light-up jacket," as well as the glasses worn during Kanye's Grammy performance of "Stronger." In addition to her Emmy-nominated work as costume designer on The Voice, Hirsch also designed the costumes for Rihanna's "Last Girl On Earth" world tour. Obviously, when you're working with two of the most powerful artists on the planet, you have to intertwine their authentic style with new and exciting twists. Ambitious, certainly, but not impossible.

Now Hirsch is offering her style tips to Glamour readers, thanks to these five rules that she swears by—whether you're spending an evening out with girlfriends, or hoping to amp up your fall fashion game.

1. Don't be afraid of an over-the-knee boot. Thigh-high boots can turn a simple everyday look into a bold stylish outfit. Throw them on over a pair of skinny jeans with a cozy fall sweater or a simple t-shirt and you instantly look pulled together.

5 Style Tips to Ensure You Stand Out in a Crowd, From the Costume Master of The Voice

2. Always have 5 black items always in your closet. These include: A simple LBD you can dress up or down by way of accessories; a pair of pumps (preferably pointy) to pair with jeans, skirts, dresses or shorts; a structured blazer to pair with leather leggings, most jeans, or short flirty skirt with tights; over-dyed black denim jeans, which are perfect for day or night; and a black clutch for events, date night, or dinner with the girls.

5 Style Tips to Ensure You Stand Out in a Crowd, From the Costume Master of The Voice

3) Make statement with a bold necklace. Throw on a jeweled necklace over a plain crew neck T-shirt or a dress with a high neckline and instantly transform your look from average to eye catching. Statement necklaces are also great for adding a splash of color to your outfit.

4. You can never go wrong with a tone-on-tone outfit. Don't be afraid to wear a top and bottom that are either the same color or varying shades of the same color. It always makes a statement and looks super chic.

5 Style Tips to Ensure You Stand Out in a Crowd, From the Costume Master of The Voice

5) Leather. Leather. Leather. Leather pencil skirts are one of my favorite go to pieces. Surprisingly, a leather pencil works well with most women's shapes.They look great paired with a camisole, sweater, or peplum top.

The Voice airs Monday and Tuesday nights on NBC.

Now, are you ready to stand out on Halloween? This costume is bound to do the trick!











5 Style Tips to Ensure You Stand Out in a Crowd, From the Costume Master of The Voice

17 Style Problems You Can Fix With Double-Stick Tape

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If you've ever heard a clotheshorse friend talk about the glory of double-stick tape and rolled your eyes just a little, please call them up and apologize pronto. The stuff can work miracles. The basic variety at your local drugstore is good in a pinch, but the actual versions marketed for wardrobe use have a bit more sticky power, important to keep everything right, tight, and in place.

In case you're still skeptical, we devoted some time to brainstorming every super use we could think of. Check 'em out and then cross your fingers they never actually happen to you.

17 Style Problems You Can Fix With Double-Stick Tape

1. Fake a hem. If you're in a rush to wear something before you've carved out the time to take it to the tailor, use a strip of tape to shorten the length to where you want it.

2. Keep bra straps hidden. Banish peekaboo bra straps by sticking them to your shirt. Apply a piece of tape to the top of your bra strap and then push it into the interior of your shirt's shoulder or strap.

3. Make a low-cut blouse more modest. The sticky surface works on skin just as well as fabric. Place a piece on your chest before pressing the neckline of your shirt down.

MORE: Olivia Palermo's Top 5 Wardrobe Hacks (She Might Be a Genius)

4. Close gaps between buttons. A tiny square of tape can help avoid a blouse puffing out and flashing skin in the space between buttons.

5. Insta-repair a broken button. And should a button pop off? Rather than waste time searching for your sewing kit, tape your shirt together. (If you're especially crafty, you can tape the button on top to fake people out).

6. Smooth a lapel. If a blouse or blazer's lapel has gotten ruffled post-wash, flatten it by force and keep it in place with a sticky little helper.

7. Keep a bow perfect. No matter how perfectly you tie the flouncy extra, moving and shaking will likely make it get a little wonky at some point. Slip tiny pieces of tape into each corner to keep things look freshly tied.

8. De-bulk a pocket. Some stylish women routinely snip out the pockets of jeans in order to make them lay flatter. To get the same look without such a commitment, put a piece of tape in the interior bottom to keep the pocket permanently closed (until you want it otherwise).

9. Maintain some decency while wearing cutouts. Sexy cutouts can look fantastic when you're standing, but quickly move to the completely wrong area when you're folded into a sitting position. To avoid flashing something you shouldn't, tape the dress directly to your skin in spots it might slip.

10. ...or when wearing something with a high slit. A leg peeking out from a high slit is plenty sexy, but it has to end somewhere. Keep the high point of the slit right where it should be with a little something sticky.

17 Style Problems You Can Fix With Double-Stick Tape

11. Keep a slip hidden. Wearing a slip is the ladylike choice with a flimsy garment that's a touch too sheer. Not so chic? When the end of it sneaks out under the hemline of your dress. Use a little stick of tape to keep it covered.

12. Anchor the end of your belt. Stiffer belts can extend awkwardly to the side after you've cinched it. To avoid, place a long piece of tape horizontally on the belt and stick the end down.

13. Fake a button. You only have so many options when it comes to unbuttoning a blouse—what to do if one buttonhole looks too high and the other too low? Use tape to dictate exactly where you want your top to start flaring open.

14. Avoid boots rubbing. A tall boot and sock can match up perfectly when you first pull both on, but slip all over the place after a quick city block's worth of walking. Attach your sock to the interior of the shoe and you'll avoid a ton of friction.

15. Smooth out layers. If your OOTD involves layering, anchor the bottom of your first layer to whatever you pulled over it. It's not foolproof, but can help shirt number one from bunching up.

16. Deal with arm-hole peeks. Fit and cut can sometimes result in a roomy arm hole revealing too much of your bra. Keep it covered by sticking the garment directly to your bra. Perfect coverage!

17. Get rid of fuzzies. And in a pinch, a piece of tape works perfectly as a lint roller.

MORE: Anna Kendrick Just Shared Her Top Short-Girl Style Hack With Us











17 Style Problems You Can Fix With Double-Stick Tape

Anna Kendrick’s Number One Short-Girl Style Tip

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Movie stars are often tinier than expected in person and pint-size Anna Kendrick is no exception. Standing at just 5'2", she's what sassy girls might call "vertically challenged"—not that her height's ever caused her to rely strictly on heels or platforms.

"When I was younger I specifically wouldn't wear heels because even in heels I'm still not tall. You know the way you get yourself worked up when you're a kid? I had this crazy idea that if I wore them people would notice and say, 'You're not even tall in heels!' I committed to flip-flops and sneakers because I was like, 'I'm short and that's just what it is, and I don't want to try and correct something,'" she revealed to Glamour. As an adult, she's stopped worrying about whether people look at her as tall or short (or as a short girl trying to look tall), though for herself, she still looks to get some extra help occasionally. "If I'm getting dressed up, I want to have legs."

Anna Kendrick's Number One Short-Girl Style Tip

While she's sure most of her styling tricks are ones fellow short girls are familiar with (think dressing in monochrome or vertical stripes to stretch the figure), she shared a quickie hack that involves exactly zero trips to the tailor.

"In a pinch I've definitely done the thing of bunching something up and putting a big belt on it. It has to be a dress that lends itself to a wide belt, but I've managed it a couple of times," she explained. Per her expert instructions, you gather extra fabric right at the natural waist, folding and bunching as neatly as possibly, and then cinch a wide belt so it's comfortably snug.

MORE: 5 Genius Wardrobe Hacks From Olivia Palermo

Kendrick was on hand to partake in New York Fashion Week, and we caught up with her backstage at Kate Spade New York's flower-filled spring presentation. Since she's experienced both Fashion Week and huge Hollywood red carpets, we had to ask: Any similarities between the bustle and pace?

"It's a whole different world. There are two places where I feel like a little kid in a candy store and a fly on the wall because it's not my industry," she said. "I've been to the Grammys twice and just felt like 'I don't know what's happening or how I got invited, but this is amazing.' I've never felt less famous in my life, and Fashion Week is kind of the same thing. I'm just a spectator and everyone's really cool to me and that's great but it's not my world."

MORE: This Crazy High Heel Might Just Be Genius

Kendrick's latest short film with Kate Spade New York has just hit the web and is filled with the sort of adorably goofy chatter she's so masterful at (think conversations with both her pup and gnome purse). Plus, there's a surprise cameo from Gloria Steinem!










Anna Kendrick's Number One Short-Girl Style Tip

Guess Which Parent Brooklyn Beckham Turns to for Fashion Advice

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Guess Which Parent Brooklyn Beckham Turns to for Fashion Advice

Brooklyn Beckham, oldest son to Victoria and David, has been slowly turning into quite the fashion insider. He's scored modeling gigs for Polish brand Reserved and, according to proud mum VB, is also interested in the work that goes on behind the lens. His latest coup is landing the cover of Miss Vogue (the British version of Teen Vogue) and it's quite a feat—he's the first ever male to get the honor!

@missvogueuk Brooklyn's first Vogue cover x I'm so proud. Out next week x vb #MissVogue4Brooklyn

A photo posted by Victoria Beckham (@victoriabeckham) on Sep 4, 2015 at 1:51am PDT


Brooklyn's stylish fam means he has a lot of people to ask for advice. But when it comes to picking one over the other, he's gotta give the win to dad. "My mum knows a lot about fashion, but obviously I listen to my dad as he has great style and we share clothes." And by share clothes he might mean covertly sneaking into David's closet, per reports of a pair of leather trousers that have suspiciously gone missing...

It's clearly a proud moment for the fam, with Victoria, David, and Brooklyn all sharing images of the cover and interior shots. Victoria used her Insta share to say "I'm so proud," while David got even gushier, writing "So proud of my little man (not so little anymore)."

Check out my cover @missvogueuk #missvogue4brooklyn

A photo posted by Brooklyn Beckham (@brooklynbeckham) on Sep 3, 2015 at 2:49pm PDT


Check it out @missvogueuk #missvogue4brooklyn

A photo posted by Brooklyn Beckham (@brooklynbeckham) on Sep 4, 2015 at 12:01am PDT



Now, when do you think we'll see a trio fashion shoot of all three brothers? Because, goodness, what handsome guys!

Brothers

A photo posted by Romeo Beckham (@romeobeckham02) on Sep 1, 2015 at 12:44pm PDT

Remember when Victoria edited Glamour? That was awesome:










Guess Which Parent Brooklyn Beckham Turns to for Fashion Advice

4 Ways to Tuck In a Shirt (in GIF Form!)

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In this four part series we'll show you how to up the cool factor of everyday pieces with easy styling hacks. This week, we're focusing on how to tuck in a basic oxford shirt.

4 Ways to Tuck In a Shirt (in GIF Form!)
The Full Tuck: The most straight forward of all—push the tails of your shirt into your pants. Blouse shirt out ever so slightly to let some fabric become untucked.

4 Ways to Tuck In a Shirt (in GIF Form!)
The Half-Tuck: Unbutton the shirt to the top of your waistband. Tuck one of the front sides of the button-down into your pants. Leave the rest out.

4 Ways to Tuck In a Shirt (in GIF Form!)
The Tuck and Tie: Unbutton the bottom two buttons of the shirt. Tuck the back into your pants. Tie the front into a loose knot at one side of your waist.

4 Ways to Tuck In a Shirt (in GIF Form!)
The Front Tuck: Tuck the entire front of your shirt into your pants. Allow the back to hang out to create the loose style.

Check back in next week when we tackle how to tie a bandanna!










4 Ways to Tuck In a Shirt (in GIF Form!)