In Case You Missed It: Gilt Announces the Comeback of Culottes on the Today Show

Culottes are a new favorite of the Hollywood elite—but can the everyday woman pull it off? Check out Gilt.com’s lifestyle editor Chassie Post on the Today show, as she shows us how to confidently try this 70s-inspired trend in denim and flirty florals. Culottes may be tough to spell, but they’re easy to wear! We promise.

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Can You Keep Up? Kim Kardashian West Gets “Selfish” (Exclusively on Gilt!)

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The pop culture zeitgeist is dominated by a few little things at the moment: Reality TV and the art of the perfect selfie. And you’d be hard pressed to find a celeb who’s mastered each and every one better than Kim Kardashian West. With the release of her new book of DIY photos, Selfish, she’s officially perfected her prowess at the latter—and Rizzoli has created a luxe, Gilt-exclusive version, with just 500 copies hand-signed by Mrs. West herself. Get your hands on one before they’re gone, then read up on her advice for selfie nirvana.

StyleFile: What’s the key to taking the perfect selfie?

Kim Kardashian West: The key to a perfect selfie is all about knowing your best angle and good lighting!

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Introducing: Karolina Zmarlak, The Latest New York Designer You Need To Know About

Karolina Zmarlak Headshot2Karolina Zmarlak is an up-and-coming designer that’s super obsessed with perfect fit and versatility, creating clothes that truly cater to the modern woman. Karolina is the first-ever recipient of the prestigious New York City Fashion Production Fund—an award from the NYCEDC that helps emerging designers bolster their business and produce in NYC’s garment district. Though she’s relatively new, her line utilizes luxury fabrics and a level of craftsmanship that’s caught the eye of high-level costumer designers, including the team who dresses Julianna Margulies in “The Good Wife.” Beyond outfitting Hollywood, her collection—debuting on Gilt at noon—is focused on stylish, hard-working women who require personalization in their clothing to fit every facet of the day. We caught up with her to learn more about why her label goes the style mile in both aesthetics and performance.

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Q+A: Alexis Bittar On The Beauty Of Lucite And His Brand Of Maximalism

ALEXIS_PORTRAITBrooklyn tastemaker and jewelry designer Alexis Bittar has come a long way since selling his handmade designs on the streets of New York City’s Soho in the ’90s. Today, he’s got more than 200 employees and a seemingly endless supply of imagination, creating a new era of refinement showcased in his coveted Lucite, Elements, and Miss Havisham collections — back on Gilt today at noon ET. Read about his inspirations (antiques! punk rock!), and then shop the most lust-worthy Alexis Bittar pieces for spring.

StyleFile: When you sit down to create a new collection or collaboration, how do you begin? Are you an artist with a method to his creative madness, or is it a different experience every time?

Alexis Bittar: I look at historical references. I love antiques. I try not to look at other jewelry, but I do look at the runways and feel where I want things to go and what was missed. I try to harness that energy and embody it in jewelry.

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