Melissa Maynard is the editor of Runway to Retail featuring everything in the realm of fashion and beauty. She is also the editor-in-chief of Factio Magazine and has written for the Chicago Tribune and her articles have appeared in Travel Insider Magazine, Glam, Bliss and MSN Arabia.

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In 2002, Designer Stacey Bendet showcased her slim-fitting “Staceypants” in bright colors and bold prints at the Russian Tea Room in NYC. Fast forward to 2016, Alice + Olivia is a full-blown brand featuring ready-to-wear, gowns, shoes, tech accessories and handbags with stores worldwide. Read more

The Duchess of Cambridge isn’t one to shy away from recycling fashion. In fact, the future Queen of England has been known to wear a look at least twice and truth be told, that’s what we love about her. For the annual Diplomatic Reception at Buckingham Palace, the Duchess pulled out her bespoke red Jenny Packham gown (which she first wore for her first state banquet at Buckingham Palace in October 2015) making for a picture perfect night with the royal family—which inspired us for our own holiday wardrobe. Read more

I know I’m not alone when I say I see the dresses on the red carpet and can barely contain my excitement. The dresses are so luxurious and beautiful, it’s hard not to get into a flap over them! I thought I’d share some of the most expensive red carpet dresses with you in this post. You won’t believe what some of them cost! Read more

Is your makeup bag still containing remnants from summer? It’s coming up to the holiday season and you need to get your makeup to date. This time of year can be a great opportunity to make your look more dramatic, so why not try being bold. We’ve compiled a list of some current beauty trends for you to try that will make you look fabulous. Read more

What does Winter 2015 hold for men’s fashion? On this year’s catwalks, we’ve seen a lot of exciting new looks. From knitted sweaters to exotic items, there is something for everyone. These styles are ideal for the modern man to wear to work and a bar. Now that we have left Fall well behind us, it is time to move into a new season. Let’s take a look at a few of the key trends that every man should know. Here is what you should buy this season. Read more

Leave it to Kate Spade and Magnolia Bakery to team up and create one of the sweetest collaborations we’ve seen in a long time. The designer brand and the bakery have brought us a line of accessories including favorites like their Magnolia bakery cupcake purse, Magnolia Bakery Mini Cupcake pendant, and, of course, the Magnolia Bakery banana pudding container cross-body bag—that we didn’t even know we needed…until now. Like everything sweet in life, this collection won’t last! Read more