Who Werq’d it Best: Victoria Beckham vs Leighton Meester

Leighton Meester dazzled on the set of Gossip Girl as the fierce Blair Waldorf in this beige number, while Victoria Beckham looked delightful on the red carpet. While we could all learn a thing or two from these fashionistas, who werq’d it best?

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Who Werq’d it Best: Nicki Minaj vs Jessie J

Nicki Minaj and Jessie J are never scared of taking risks when it comes to their music, so why would they be timid with their fashion? The two were caught wearing this Mark Fast ensemble on two separate occasions, each putting their own spin on the outfit. Both looked great, but which diva werq’d it best?


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Get This Look: Rihanna

Leave it to Rihanna to always spark some fashion interest and provide fun wardrobe inspiration.  She was recently spotted in London in this casual look many of us wish we were brave enough to wear.  Although you might not have that rockstar tenacity Rihanna possesses to pull off wearing these sexy Henry Holland faux suspender tights with denim cut-offs, with just a few minor tweaks you can fake it and look just as hot, if not better! Continue reading

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Who Werq’d it Best – American Music Awards Edition

Last night’s American Music Awards red carpet was ablaze with music’s hottest stars dressed to the nines. While everyone dazzled, there were a handful of starlets that stole the show last night, including American Idol judge, Jennifer Lopez and Justin Beiber’s gal, Selena Gomez. Lopez donned a stunning Zuhair Murad couture gown from the 2011 Fall collection, while Selena opted for a sexy, satin-gold Giorgio Armani gown with a plunging neckline. It’s safe to say, both ladies won us over, but which star took the crown?


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Who Werq’d it Best: Beyonce vs Leighton

Both Beyonce and Leighton Meester did justice to this Michael Kors cut-out creation, but did the mommy-t0-be’s glow outshine the reigning queen of Gossip Girl? Vote after the jump.


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9 Must-Have Items for Winter

Despite experiencing the wrath of old man winter, the season has yet to officially start. Fortunately, there’s still time for you to update your closet with a few winter must-haves before he really gets here on December 22. Just because the forecast may not be looking its best, there’s no need for you not to. Here are nine winter must-haves to keep you stylishly warm this season.


This fall/winter season the cape makes another strong appearance as a must-have outerwear piece.  It’s a great layering item that can be worn over extremely thick sweaters and pullovers. It is also a great piece to layer over another jacket for extra warmth.

(L to R) Chris & Jamie (barneys.com, $275), Anthroplogie (anthropologie.com, $80), J.Crew (net-a-porter.com, $200) Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes with Designer Nicholas K at Lucky Shops

The scene at Lucky Shops this past weekend was far from tranquil, but amidst the chaos, Hpnotiq found time to chat with Nicholas Kunz, one-half of the label Nicholas K, to chat about her latest line, the items in her closet she can’t live without and the mantra she chooses to live by.

What’s the inspiration behind your latest line?

It evolved when we were searching for an upstate cabin and I was thinking about what I wanted to wear up there. The line reflects upstate in that it is very woodsy, a little more romantic and outdoorsy. Continue reading

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Red Carpet Interviews From Lucky Shops New York Event

Shopping extraordinaires from all over New York City filled Highline Stages this weekend for Lucky magazine’s ultimate shopping extravaganza, Lucky Shops. Ladies who who were fortunate to purchase tickets to the sold out event were able to choose from special deals from a long list of designers, which included Rachel Roy, Foley + Corinna, Tracy Reese, Elizabeth & James, Alex Woo, Commando, Yumi Kim and more. And let’s not forget the celebrities!

Hpnotiq was lucky enough to score some time with a few stars to talk about their fashion favorites and how they choose to “live louder!” Check out what they had to say below.

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Enter to Win Tickets to Lucky Shops Event This Weekend

Lucky Magazine’s annual shopping extravaganza event is taking place this weekend (Nov 4-Nov 6)with up to 70 percent off designer deals.

This year’s vendors include Rachel Roy, Tracey Reese, Foley + Corinna, Alex Woo, Autumn Cashmere, Yumi Kim, Charlotte Ronson, Commando, Milly, Miss Me, Elizabeth & James, Decades, Hunter Dixon, HSN and more. If you haven’t bought tickets yet — which range from $15 to $30 — then you’re in luck!

Hpnotiq is giving away TWO free tickets to one lucky follower on Twitter. All you have to do is make sure you’re following us on Twitter, 21 or older and tweet #livelouder with @luckyshopsny. For more details about the event, vist the Lucky Shops website.

Get to tweeting!

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Commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month In Style

We have a sneaky suspicion that there are more shopaholics out there than marathon runners. We also know that most folks would rather luxuriate in their own homes than pound the pavement. If you’re like us and fall into either or both of these categories, then we have some good news for you.

As October comes to a close, there’s still time to commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month and support finding a cure. But let’s face it, we haven’t registered for any BCA walks and don’t have plans to (kudos to those who are). Yet there are ways, for those of us who prefer the luxe life to the sweaty life, to support breast cancer charities right from the comfort of our own homes. These 13 luxury products are sure to enhance your lifestyle while doing some good — providing funding for breast cancer research because a cure is long overdue! Continue reading

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