Loafers: The Must-Have Shoe for This Fall

Loafers have come a long way.

What used to be only a traditional leisure shoe for men or statement shoe worn by prep students in the 1950’s, has now been remixed and updated with new colors, textures and styles for a more fashionable twist – making the classic flat slip-on shoe a comfortable way to still be fashion forward while spicing up your casual look.  They are also a great transitional shoe option for fall and can be worn with a variety of looks from preppy-chic to uber-feminine and dainty ensembles.

While sometimes you can’t escape a fierce high-heeled shoe, it’s definitely nice to have a chic alternative that still has the same cool factor.  Take a slice out of fall with these super chic and updated takes on the classic loafer. Continue reading

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Get Nailed With Harmonie-Inspired Nail Colors

It’s time to say buh-bye to the hot pinks, light yellows, and bright blues that adorned fingernails during the summer. Fall is here, so rock a nail color that complements the impending icy chill and shows your sassy side.

Hpnotiq Harmonie-inspired lilac, violet, and deep purple nail polishes are more unexpected than traditional autumn colors, like red, orange, and burgundy, and will give you a royal air on a pauper’s budget. Plus, there are fun finishes from iridescence to rubbery matte, and even a few sparkles thrown in to delight any discerning mani-pedi addict. So go on already and get nailed with these Harmonie-inspired nail lacquers! Continue reading

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Must-Have Fashion Trends for This Fall

Judging by the dip in temperature, fall is officially upon us! Are your closets ready with this season’s must-have trends? If not, don’t fret, we have you covered with six easy-to-wear fall must-have trends that will keep you looking effortlessly chic in chilly weather.

Leopard Prints- This print has been a favorite for the past few seasons, and this fall it continues to roar loudly. Leopard prints are great in that they can easily act as a neutral paired with just about any color. This fall, allow your leopard prints to create standout moments in your wardrobe. Continue reading

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The Duo Behind Designer Gretchen Jones’ Style

Behind every fashionable celebrity, typically lies a stylish team, and designer Gretchen Jones is no different. HPNOTIQ caught up with jewelry designer Ian Kennedy and stylist Colby Rebecca — the man and woman behind the designer’s style — to discuss the ins and outs of Jones’ beautiful collections and personal looks.

How did you meet Gretchen?

IA: I met her in college. We went to Colorado University at Boulder together and I met her my junior year. So we’ve known each other for about a decade. Continue reading

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Refinery 29′s New York Fashion Week Catchphrases

If you’re not a fashion junkie — like everyone in New York claims to be around this time of year — it can be really difficult to navigate the scene when you have no idea what anyone is talking about. Our dear friends over at Refinery29 are quite aware of this dilemma and have come up with a wonderful guide of Fashion Week catchphrases to help you through it. Check out the video below!

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How To Wear Lace For Work, Day & Play

This A/W season, lace has gone way beyond trend level to being a fashion staple. But we have a slight issue with lace — there’s a fine line between it going too prim and looking too trashy. Don’t fret, though, we’ve got tips on how to wear lace in a modern way with a retro twist. Continue reading

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Hpnotiq Harmonie Has Your ‘Girls Night Out’ Look Covered

We look to Hpnotiq Harmonie for cocktail inspiration when we’re feeling like mixologists, but when we’re headed out for a girl’s night, Harmonie can be the perfect fashion inspiration!

Violet, lilac, and other purple tones look amazing against bronzed skin and will grab the attention of suitors. So the next time you’re heading out with the ladies, shove that little black dress to the back of the closet, and don Harmonie-violet! You can rock this royal color all over, or go for small doses. Either way, the look is Hpnotiq!

Sophia Mesh Satin Platform Pump, $129

Wyatt Toxin Jersey Draped V-Neck Dress, $59.24

Liberty of London Medium Leather Bag, $490 Continue reading

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Summer Brights For Hot Summer Nights

Despite all the chatter about the summer season coming to an end, the rising temperatures suggest that summer is still in full swing.  With summer fun-filled nights yet to be had, let’s get ready to party!

Ladies, grab your friends for a girls night out and hit the town in one of this season’s most coveted trends: neon brights.  What better way for you to stand out fabulously in a crowd than wearing vibrant colors of neon?  With electrifying blues and shocking pinks you’re guaranteed to light up the summer’s night. Continue reading

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HPNOTIQ Launches HPNOTIQ Harmonies Radio on Pandora

HPNOTIQ is proud to announce the launch of our first ever HPNOTIQ Harmonies radio on Pandora! HPNOTIQ Harmonies is the ultimate addition to your Girls Night Out, featuring the hottest party tunes from some of your favorite artists, including Beyonce, Britney Spears, Ke$ha, Katy Perry and more. Check it out today!

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Ladies We Love: CREEP

This weekend, HPNOTIQ had the pleasure of witnessing first-hand the awesomeness known as CREEP!

The Brooklyn duo, made up of Lauren Flax and Lauren Dillard, began their start in Dillard’s apartment while drinking a 30-pack of beer, and have evolved into one of the hottest up-and-coming artists out today.

Since CREEP’s inception, the girls have toured in Europe and have collaborated with a slew of artists including Nina Sky, Andrew Wyatt, Holly Miranda, Kazu from Blonde Redhead and Planningtorock. We suggest you keep an eye out for them, because we are convinced there is much more to come!

Here’s a listen:

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