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How Casinos Have Influenced the World of Fashion

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The global fashion industry is one of the most lucrative industries in the world. According to data compiled by Fashion United, the fashion industry is valued at $3 trillion (including $339.4 billion of luxury goods, $402 billion of menswear, and $621 billion of womenswear). It is also responsible for the employment of 57.8 million people (as of 2014) and contributes to 2% of the global GDP (Gross Domestic Product). To say that it has a huge influence on the world’s financials would be a small understatement.

Casinos Have Influenced the World of Fashion

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The phenomenal worth of the fashion industry isn’t an accident. It is down to the work of countless talented designers and artists who think of these clothes and put them together. Their craft all begins with inspiration. InStyle magazine highlights some of these design inspirations, including lost memories and untold stories, nostalgia and romance, and even the styles of ancient leaders such as Cleopatra.

One common form of inspiration also comes in the shape of casinos. The casino games experience, of playing, the feeling of going to a casino and the atmosphere that casinos provide have all paved the way for some of the most daring designs and creative collections from the world’s most well-known fashion houses.

How Fashion Houses Have Embraced Casino Culture

By far the most well-known example of a fashion house embracing casino culture and everything the gaming scene has to offer is Moschino, the fashion brand currently led by Jeremy Scott. Moschino is known for its forward-thinking pieces, with its current offerings including a teddy bear garishly draped in Christmas fairy lights as well as a full ensemble that evokes the design of the McDonald’s logo. The need to be out there is also what likely inspired the brand’s 2017 campaign as it re-imagined casino fashion for its June 2017 runway show, reported by MyFOX28.

Casinos Have Influenced the World of Fashion

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During the show, which was part of the MADE Fashion Festival, models such as Miranda Kerr, Hailey Baldwin, and Stella Maxwell walked the runway in neon getups. Their looks took inspiration from both the famous neon lights that decorate the Vegas strip as well as casino slot games themselves, with designs including orange flames, pinup girl applique, and suits smothered in sequins.

Taking an altogether more subdued approach to casino fashion is Chanel, the Karl Lagerfeld-helmed fashion house. Chanel is known for its slick and professional pieces which would suit a red carpet and that’s exactly what it delivered (with a casino twist) during its Paris show in July 2015. Reports The Guardian of the event, stars such as Julianne Moore and Kristen Stewart were in attendance, wearing “cocktail chic” looks of monochrome (black and white) dresses. For the added casino atmosphere, the stars were able to play poker and blackjack and spin roulette wheels as Chanel brought both the casino atmosphere and the casino games to Paris.

The History of Casinos and Fashion

The connection between casinos and fashion is nothing new. Casinos have long set the bar when it comes to enjoying entertainment while wearing your best threads. It’s for this reason that the croupiers of Betway’s online casino games can be seen dressed in black waistcoats complete with tuxedos (for the men) while the women are dressed in stylish and elegant black cocktail dresses. When you’re playing games like blackjack and poker at an online casino, you may be behind your computer or smartphone screen in your comfiest pair of sweatpants, but casinos have professional reputations to uphold and that’s what these croupier uniforms invoke.

It also points to the strict dress-codes of land-based casinos. In some casinos, you wouldn’t even be able to walk through the door dressed in anything other than a suit and tie or penguin suit. While women don’t have to dress like Janelle Monae and her famous tuxedos and pantsuits, they are still expected to wear something chic and befitting of a swanky occasion. Again, this is due to reputation and the long history of casinos being exclusive places to go where those visiting embrace fashion and love show off their pricey outfits.

Traditionally, you may not think of casinos and fashion of being bedfellows but the two industries actually have a lot more in common than you might expect.

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8 Accessories That Will Instantly Enhance Your Look

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Accessories speak to the soul while also acting as a great conversation piece to an outfit, but even more so, accessories incorporate that third-piece rule in fashion, which peaks curiosity, initiates creative stimulation, and grabs attention. To put it simply, accessories are a staple to have in our wardrobes, and we’ve handpicked our 8 favorite accessories that will instantly enhance your look.
Dainty Jewelry:  

Gorjana Greer V-Neck Necklace $65

Photo Courtesy of Rocksbox: Gorjana Greer V-Neck Necklace ($65)


Don’t be fooled as delicate jewelry can make a V-neck and T-Shirt kind of day go from boring and lazy to an intentionally casual chic day. Not sure where to look? Check out our editor-in-chief’s post here, featuring a monthly service subscription known as Rocksbox, which selects pieces based on your style profile and finds jewelry suitable to your style and taste.
Shoulder Bags:
Barney's Chloe Faye Medium Shoulder Bag $1950

Photo Courtesy of Barney’s Chloe Flap Medium Shoulder Bag ($1,950)


A well-made cross body bag is another accessory that amplifies a laid-back look while while also being functional and versatile for every occasion. We’re currently obsessed with the Chloe Faye Flap Shoulder Bag – a staple to almost every fashion blogger’s outfit. BagInc “Jamie” Medium Suede and Leather Shoulder Bag is a Chloe Faye look-alike retailing at about $135, and their exclusive promo code “INTHEIRCLOSET” gives you 10% off your purchase. Not to mention, there’s free shipping of purchases over $99! Sounds like a win-win.
Faux Fur Stoles:
Nordstrom Sole Society Faux Fur Stole $39.95

Photo Courtesy of Nordstrom Sole Society Faux Fur Stole ($39.95)


A luxurious accessory like no other, a faux fur stole is one that can lay over outwear as a stylish finish and sets up a glamorous contrast over a leather jacket. We love the luxe feeling that the faux fur stoles create, and we enjoy the warmth that it adds to the colder weather months, too.
Hair Accessories:
Cotton and Curls DIY Turban Style Head Band

Photo Courtesy of Cotton & Curls


Essentially a necessity; hair accessories like a turban style head band are a girl’s best friend for days when your hair isn’t looking its best. It can be worn with your hair up or down, and this is another trick to looking stylish without having to sacrifice your time in doing so. It’s a look you can be sure to see our Beauty Director Victoria rocking from time to time. Check out Cotton & Curls’ blog for a DIY on turban headbands. Our favorite is the cinched turban.
Nails:
Smokin' Hot Essie Polish

Photo Courtesy of Essie “Smokin’ Hot” ($8.50)


Getting your nails done or doing them yourself not only makes you feel uplifted and pampered but also polishes your overall look. We’re enjoying mauve-y grey polishes, like Essie’s “Smokin’ Hot,” that are an edgy alternative to black and a chic update to the classical nudes. Similar shades we love: OPI “You Don’t Know Jacques!” and ZOYA “Kelly” (both $10 each).
Skinny Scarf:
Free People Top Notch Skinny Tie in Pearl $12

Photo Courtesy of Free People Top Notch Skinny Tie in Pearl ($12)


This trend incorporates a flair that’s half elegant, modern Parisian and half 21st century version of 90’s grunge as it’s a more flattering and mature substitute from the plastic chokers we adored growing up.
Perfume:
CHANCE Eau Vive by CHANEL

Photo Courtesy of CHANEL


Often times, this accessory is forgotten about as we run out the door, but scent has a significant part of our lives as well as our wardrobes. As the wise Coco Chanel once said, “A woman who doesn’t wear perfume has no future.” We’ll also take this opportunity to bring up the fact that her line, Chanel, has come out with a new fragrance called Chance, which we’re curious to try. Will you #takeyourchance?
Felt Fedora:
ASOS Felt Panama Fedora Hat ($24)

Photo Courtesy of ASOS Felt Panama Fedora Hat ($24)


The epitome of the third-piece rule, and if you haven’t given in to buying one yet – just wait – you may find yourself surprised like we did. It’s an inevitable trend you’re bound to fall in love with because who doesn’t look and feel on point when having a fedora on?
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Spring Beauty Collections

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Spring is not only my birthday season, but my favorite season above all others. The reawakening of the Earth gets me every single year as if it’s a surprise. You would think I’d be used to it know since I’ve experienced this season for 22 years (as of April 1!) already, but no. From the birds singing to the flowers peaking, this blooming beauty captures me each time it comes around. What puts the cherry on top of this being my favorite season ever? The gorgeous spring beauty collections that make their appearance! Adorned in light pastels to everyday neutrals, the spring collections from some of my favorite or newly discovered beauty brands are blowing my brain like no other, not to mention the eye-capturing swatches that come from the stunning lip shades created! You’ll fall in love with these collections just as much as you will with this season, just as I do every year. Did anyone say spring cleaning? Make room for these beauty bits in your makeup collection, and be out with the old!

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(Rouge Coco Shine Hydrating Sheer Lipstick in Désinvolte $36, www.chanel.com)

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(Le Vernis Nail Colour in Désirio $27, www.chanel.com)

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Coming in with a bang is Chanel’s bright and pigmented Spring 2015 collection, featuring stunning corals to shades of pink and red. Chanel’s beauty products are made to be built up or smoldered down this spring. So whether you’re feeling vibrant and loud, or soft and muted, this collection will help represent that in a lip shade, eye shadow, polish, and more.
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(Lippie Stix in Julep $5, www.colourpop.com)

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(Super Shock Cheek in More, Please $8, www.colourpop.com)

Colour Pop Cosmetics
Looking to have bold fun with your beauty looks this spring? Colour Pop Cosmetics has totally got you covered! This beauty brand is new to me, but it may sound familiar to you because it has been spotlighted by many social media platforms, YouTubers, actresses, and many well-known faces. The Spring 2015 collection of Colour Pop is making a statement with its lippie stix and pencils, shadows and pigments, cheek products, and newest collaborations. Think tons of color from every shade of the rainbow.
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(Tartelette Limited-Edition Amazonian Butter Lipstick $16, www.tartecosmetics.com)

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(Tartelette Amazonian Clay Matte Palette $44, www.tartecosmetics.com)

Tarte Cosmetics
The Spring 2015 collection of Tarte Cosmetics celebrates with a 15-year anniversary collection called Tartelette. In soft, beautiful tones of pink, tan, brown, and more, Tartelette products can be worn easily every day, from day to night. What makes this collection even more timeless? Its simple, gold-detailed packaging that adorns each product.
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(Suede Matte Stick in Punch $16, www.gloprofessional.com)

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(Suede Matte Crayon in Sorbet $16, www.gloprofessional.com)

Glo Minerals
Glo Minerals is another of my recently discovered brands that I haven’t been able to get over, especially with the launch of their new spring colors in the Suede Matte Collection. From the Suede Matte Crayon in a sorbet shade to the Suede Matte Stick in a punch shade, the colors are true to the eye and last longer than ever! These lip shades will totally become a part of you, and you won’t want it any other way.

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(Spring Multipalette My French Palette $58, www.lancome-usa.com)

Lancôme
Lancôme’s French Innocence Spring 2015 collection features romantic rose and nude shades with pops of green and blue. The products create a fresh spring look that can be worn easily by anyone and everyone. Create a sophisticated or cute look from these precious colors all by your own hands.
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Spring Beauty Collections “Spring Collections Column” originally appeared in Cliché Magazine’s April/May 2015 issue.

Pharrell Williams and Cara Delevingne Star in Chanel Video

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A music artist and a supermodel teaming up? We at Cliché already like the sound of that. In a new (almost) eight minute-long short film, Pharrell Williams and Cara Delevingne star in a new Chanel video, Reincarnation. According to E! Online, the film, directed by Karl Lagerfeld, aims to capture a quick look into Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel’s life, presenting a time in 1954 when Coco stayed at an Austrian resort.

Pharrell Williams and Cara Delevingne Star in Chanel Video

At the start of the film, Delevingne portrays a hotel server, but, through a dreamlike sequence, also plays 19th centrury Empress Elisabeth, dressed in an ivory off-the-shoulder ball gown. Williams plays a hotel elevator boy, whose tailored jacket inspires Coco. In the same dream scene as before, Williams is transformed into Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria. The film also features Geraldine Chaplin as Coco Chanel.

Pharrell Williams and Cara Delevingne Star in Chanel Video

And if that already wasn’t enough, Delevingne and Williams also sing and dance. Williams even wrote a song just for the film called “CC the World.”

You can watch the video here.

 

(Photos used in “Pharrell Williams and Cara Delevingne Star in Chanel Video” courtesy of Glamour Magazine and E! Online)

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