Lovato to launch fall ‘Fabletics’ collection

Demi Lovato’s first collaboration with Fabletics was so nice, the duo is doing it twice, returning to the drawing board to launch an all-new fall collection.

According to a release, the “Sorry Not Sorry” singer’s second collaboration with the activewear line will feature 12 exclusive outfits that are “a combination of performance and lifestyle pieces with new design elements such as contouring waist straps, paint splatter camo and vibrant heather prints.”

Featuring a bold color palette including deep magentas and bright blues, Lovato’s new collection will pack a fierce, yet feminine style into every piece, which includes everything from tops and sports bras to leggings and outwear. The collection will also be available in sizes ranging from XXS to 3X and even includes short, regular and tall lengths.

But beyond providing stylish, empowering clothing to work out and live in, InStyle reports that her second collection will also continue to support Girl Up’s School Cycle program, which “works with the United Nations Population Fund to give girls bikes to get to school safely.”

While Lovato certainly knows that there’s nothing wrong with being confident, she told InStyle that maintaining her physical health helps her in her effort to achieve good mental health.

“I’m still learning to love my body. It’s a daily thing, and I don’t think you ever learn at one point in your life, and then it’s fixed forever,” she said. “Your body changes, you change. It’s just a matter of how much you’re working on yourself. I make sure that I put my mental and physical health before work. That is what keeps me in a good state of mind.”

Lovato’s second capsule collection is available for purchase in Fabletics stores and online.

Lovato launches new collection with Fabletics

Athleticwear by Fabletics is getting a philanthropic twist, thanks to Demi Lovato.

According to Billboard, Lovato is teaming up with the Kate Hudson-owned sportswear line to produce a collection of clothing that will benefits the United Nation’s Girl Up initiative. Specifically benefiting SchoolCycleBillboard says proceeds from the line will help “give girls bicycles, spare parts and maintenance training to provide a quick and safe mode of transport to school.”

Set to launch mid-May, Billboard reports that the Demi Lovato for Fabletics collection will  have “an array of leggings and tops, followed up by a full performance line of tops, jackets, exercise bras and leggings which are set to release in August online and in-stores nationwide.”

Lovato said in a statement that the collaboration not only allows her to work with a brand that shares the same values she holds dear, it also gives her a chance to support girls around the world through fashion.

“Being involved in the creative design process while being able to have a daily impact on young girls’ lives around the world is so rewarding to me, making this initiative very dear to my heart.”

She Leads, You Follow: People’s Choice Awards Edition

The People’s Choice Awards recognize America’s favorite celebrities, musicians, TV shows and films of the year, as chosen by the public. And while the fans may have chosen the winners, they certainly didn’t chose the winning red carpet fashions we saw on the red carpet of the Jan. 6 awards show.

Walking the red carpet outside the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles was actress Kate Hudson, who took a minimalistic approach to her red carpet look. Wearing a white jumpsuit, Hudson paired her look with a white clutch and silver drop earrings.

Alison Brie brought some subtle color to the red carpet when she wore this pale green dress for the awards. The “Community” and “Mad Men” star paired her faintly-colored frock with silver strappy sandals and some diamond bracelets.

Meghan Trainor opted for a sparkly black number to attend the PCAs, wearing a mini dress accented with gold sequins. The “All About That Bass” singer completed her look with a gold clutch and matching gold pumps.

Contrasting Trainor’s black ensemble was Camilla Luddington, who wore a  white mini dress with silver beading at the shoulder. The “Grey’s Anatomy” actress polished off her look with simple silver sandals and a black clutch.

Although these ladies are dressed to impress on the PCAs red carpet, there are elements of their looks that we can apply to the way we dress every day:

  1. Fit is key – This may seem like a given, but if the garment doesn’t fit, it will ruin your entire look. Notice that each outfit fits properly, whether it’s a dress or a jumpsuit. For instance, Hudson’s jumpsuit fits in the bust while the legs of the pants fall straight from her hip to the floor, and the hem of the pants stop right at the tips of her shoes. Brie’s cutouts end right at her natural waist, accentuating her waist and creating shape in the sheath-style skirt. Trainor’s dress also creates shape with its wide waistband, but the slightly exaggerated shoulder creates breadth at the shoulder while the lines of sequins in the skirt pull away from her waist and create curves at her hips. Finally, the seams at the shoulder of Luddington’s dress fit right at the top of the shoulder as they should, which is important because the beading serves to emphasize her shoulders while narrowing her waist and balancing out her hips. When shopping for yourself, look for small like these to ensure that the garment you are about to purchase fits you like a glove. If it doesn’t, don’t worry — you can always have a garment tailored so it does work for your body shape. Remember: if something doesn’t fit, don’t assume that you are the problem; make the clothes fit you, and don’t assume that you have to fit the clothes.
  2. Use details to your advantage – Brie’s dress and Luddington’s dress are perfect examples of how to use the small details of your outfit to work for your body type. Brie used cutouts to draw attention to her small waist, which in turn, creates curves on her body. The beading at the shoulder of Luddington’s dress broadens her shoulders, while simultaneously narrowing her waist and balancing out her hips. Looking for details like these in clothing allow you to play up your best features while downplaying anything you might be wary about. Features like these don’t have to be so blatantly obvious, either; a simple seam at the waist can achieve the same goal as Brie’s cutouts, while a slight pintucking detail at the shoulder of the sleeve on a blouse or dress can add some width to your shoulders in the same way Luddington’s beading does. Just remember: it’s all in the details.

She Leads, You Follow: God’s Love We Deliver Golden Heart Awards Gala Edition

On Oct. 15, God’s Love We Deliver hosted their ninth annual Golden Heart Awards which honors those who have worked tirelessly to further the mission of the non-profit organization. Held at Spring Studios in Manhattan, the awards featured two honorees and a number of celebrities who attended the event in high fashion.

One of our favorite looks came courtesy of Kate Hudson, who wowed on the event’s red carpet in a black and white floral Michael Kors Collection dress, featuring a high neckline and split bodice. She completed her look with mustard yellow pointed-toe pumps, says InStyle

Diane Kruger went for something blue, wearing a Michael Kors Collection tonal abstract-print dress with belting detail at the bodice. Kruger polished off her look with a black frame clutch and minimal jewelry.

Rounding out our favorite looks is Emily Blunt, who took to the Golden Heart Awards in another Michael Kors Collection dress, this time a number featuring what InStyle reports is an illusion bodice and sequin skirt. Finishing off her look were single-strap sandals and a patterned box clutch.

Although these lovely ladies are dressed for a night of celebrating the generosity of God’s Love We Deliver’s supporters, there are several aspects of their looks that we can apply to the way we dress every day:

  1. A split decision – Kate Hudson’s black and white dress shows that it’s possible to have the best of both worlds. While her dress features a high neckline, it also has split bodice. Dichotomies like this can be very useful when putting together an outfit; here, we read “conservative” from the dress’s high neck, but then read “sexy” from the slit. Things like this can create a visually interesting, sophisticated look, so when you’re putting together an outfit, look for the ways in which the clothing sends different messages. For example, high-waisted, wide-legged trousers can read as classic and even a bit professional. To contrast this, try pairing it with a modern crop top for a chic going-out look.
  2. Belted together – Diane Kruger’s belted dress shows us the importance of belts not just when paired with dresses, but with any garment. Here, her belt not only accentuates her waist, it also adds bit of an edge to the outfit, since it is done in leather and creates a wrap-effect around her ribcage. Belts are a great way to create shape in anything from a dress to a top, as they easily define your waistline and accentuate your curves. However, they are also a great way to build interest in your outfit, since they can indicate an edgier look (like Kruger’s) or even a more modern look, depending on the style of the belt.
  3. Mix it up – Wearing what can be called a mixed-media dress, Emily Blunt shows us how to wear a few different textures and materials simultaneously. The top of her dress reads as an open mesh, while the bottom of her dress is a skirt full of sparkles. This mixing of textures creates a really rich, intriguing look. To mimic this effect in your own outfits, an easy way to start is by mixing leather with things like lace, wool or even chunky knits. Mixing textures like this will not only look visually interesting, it will also look rather cohesive and put together.

She Leads, You Follow: Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Gala Edition

While celebrities often get to dress up in gorgeous gowns, it’s not every day that they get to wear a gorgeous gown in Saint Tropez, France. But the stars got that chance on July 22 when Leonardo DiCaprio hosted the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Gala at the Domaine Bertaud Beliey Vineyard In Saint Tropez. The gala featured an auction to benefit DiCaprio’s charity which People reports “works to protect Earth’s last wilderness habitats and the tigers, rhinos, mountain gorillas and other rare creatures that live in them.”

The event raised an incredible $40 million, and while that is an impressive sum for a worthy cause, THL was equally impressed by the tremendous fashion the gala showcased.

Nina Dobrev was the first to wow us in her white and gold gown by Reem Acra. InStyle reports that Dobrev completed her Grecian goddess look with a Charlotte Olympia box clutch and metallic Stuart Weitzman sandals, while keeping her hair in a chic top knot and her makeup simple.

Contrasting Dobrev’s all-white ensemble was Kate Hudson‘s black gown by Julien Macdonald that featured a sheer skirt and sexy cutouts. She paired her shimmery look with a black clutch and and black platforms, while letting her hair fall into sultry loose waves.

Model Irina Shayk followed suit in an equally sexy, yet slightly ethereal gown by Atelier Versace Couture, says The Daily Mail. Shayk let her stunning gown speak for itself, carrying only a small clutch and wearing no jewelry.

Even if you don’t have a posh charity event to attend in the near future (or ever!), there are some things we can take away from the ladies’ gala style and apply in our everyday lives.

  1. It’s all in the details – Nina Dobrev’s white and gold gown was pretty simple, but she created a cohesive, interesting look by pairing with accessories that went well with her look. While she chose a gold clutch, she didn’t pick one that was the same intensity of the gold on her dress. Instead, she opted for a much lighter metallic that played off the the gold on her dress, but didn’t match it exactly. Playing off details like this in your outfits can create a really thoughtful, put together look, just remember that your accessories don’t have to perfectly match colors in your outfit, they have to go together; this means picking colors in the same color family or with the same saturation.
  2. Let some things speak louder than others – Kate Hudson wore a very over-the-top sexy gown to the gala, but she kept her accessories, her makeup and her hair simple, which let her dress be main focal point. If she had paired the dress with more severe makeup and hair, the look would have been too busy and overdone, and we wouldn’t know what to focus on more: the dress, the makeup or the hair. When putting together an outfit, decide ahead of time what you want to be the focal point; if you are going to wear a dress with a lot of details (like Hudson’s sparkly, sheer dress with cutouts), be sure to tone down the rest of your look. But if you are going to wear something more simple, you can play around with hair, makeup and accessories to add visual interest to your outfit.
  3. Let the clothing do the work – Irina Shayk’s gown, while it had ethereal, delicate layers, also had a lot of structure. The whole bodice of her gown was wrought with boning to not only support her bust but to also create shape in the dress. The boning creates lines running from her bust to the center of her torso, which is accentuated by a seam encompassing her waist. All of the lines created by the boning, and even the lines created by ruching of material on her hips, converge to emphasize her natural waistline. Features like boning and ruching end up doing most of the work in emphasizing your body’s shape or creating shape on your body. Look for garments that have built in shape (which can come in the form of seams, boning, ruching or even strategic color blocking, just to name a few), so the clothing does the hard work of creating a perfect shape on your body and you don’t have to.