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Home Decor Trend to DIY: Kokedama Hanging Plants

April 28, 2015 @ 6:30 pm

Great news, apartment dwellers: The latest gardening trend doesn’t require a yard! The enchanting kokedamas only need a semi-sunny spot and a little love to thrive.

Kokedamas, which literally means, “moss ball” in Japanese, are charming, hanging plants that showcase a beautiful sphere of lush moss with a pretty houseplant growing from within. We’ve spotted the technique everywhere lately, but it wasn’t until the new book from the experts at Sprout Home, that we realized how easy they are to make ourselves.

This gorgeous green kokedama DIY comes from Tara Heibel and Tassy de Give’s Rooted in Design: Sprout Home’s Guide to Creative Indoor Planting ($ 16, amazon.com). “Kokedama is a free-form planting method that derives from bonsai,” the authors write. “Kokedamas are designed to dangle; by suspending them in the air with colorful twine, you can create a hanging garden for inside your home or even outdoors in the warmer season.”

Ready to get your hands dirty? Read on for exactly how to make your own kokedama garden and how to care for it. 

Vanessa Hudgens Is Owning the Overall Trend

April 14, 2015 @ 6:25 pm

Spring’s hottest trend might be all about denim—but before you purchase a new pair of skinnies or that chambray shirt, you should check out the latest Vanessa Hudgens street-style sighting.

The High School Musical star made us forget all about those typical denim items, as she gave us major weekend inspiration with her laid-back overalls. Dismiss all memories of your OshKosh days, because these modern overalls are totally adult-approved. Hudgen’s revealed a tad bit of skin, pairing the piece with a stripped crop top and chunky knit sweater. A crossbody bag, metallic slides, layered necklaces, and sunnies added the perfect finishing touches to the off-duty look.

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We’re glad to see Hudgens taking a stroll in N.Y.C., because we certainly miss seeing photos of the 26-year-old posing at Coachella. The busy actress is missing out on this year’s festivities as she’s headlining the Broadway musical Gigi.

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Happy Birthday, Winona Ryder! See Every Trend She’s Tackled Since High School

October 29, 2014 @ 8:10 am

Happy 43rd birthday, Winona Ryder! The Minnesota native left a mark with her roles in Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice and Edward Scissorhands and shortly graduated into more mature characters in films such as Dracula, The Age of Innocence (for which she won a Best Supporting Role Golden Globe), and Girl, Interrupted.

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With an eccentric portfolio on hand (not to mention countless award nominations) it was only a matter of time before the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce bestowed her a star on the Walk of Fame. Up next? We can’t wait to see Ryder in 2015’s Experimenter, in which she plays Sasha Menkin—one of social psychologist Stanley Milgram’s students.

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Beach Bunnies Take Note: The Hawaiian Trend Surfs Home

We’re filled with aloha for this season’s Hawaiian craze! Rash guards are the latest “it” bathing suits, surfer style is riding the runways, and now the trend is finding its way into home decor.

The trend embraces beachy hues and natural textures (like island-friendly linen and coconut shells) while leaving plenty of room for winking, kitchy fun (like a hula dancer table lamp). From carved cups to an artful handcrafted surfboard, we love the endless summer feeling of surfer-chic home decor.

Read on to see our picks to bring the Hawaiian trend home.

The Latest Trend to Hit the Red Carpet? Pockets!

Blake Lively wowed the crowd when she stepped onto the red carpet at the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival in a luminescent tea-length Chanel dress with mini apron pockets. And once we saw more celebs showing off the pockets in their gowns along the French Riviera, we became fixated on the trend.

Julianne Moore and Kendall Jenner also donned dresses featuring the tiny hand-holders. Lively and Moore both opted for gowns from Chanel’s spring 2014 couture collection (below), and Jenner chose a frock from Chanel’s resort 2014 collection. Who doesn’t love a little pocket detailing on the red carpet?


The 2014 festival has produced some majorly stunning looks and these stars know how to work a red carpet. While mini pockets may be less than practical on these lavish dresses, they do make for some excellent posing!

Want more stunning looks from the 2014 Cannes Film Festival? See all the best ensembles to hit the red carpet in the French Riviera so far in our gallery!