We couldn't be more thrilled that Cate Blanchett is back in the spotlight as she promotes her new Woody Allen flick, Blue Jasmine. At the latest London premiere, the actress selected a beautiful Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci gown that put her shoulders on the forefront. Before that, at the Paris premiere, Cate chose a cobweb-inspired tulle dress from Christopher Kane's Resort 2014 collection. Cate has also given us a beautiful pink Balenciaga that's worth seeing from all angles and a black-and-white Alexander McQueen gown. But there are so many more amazing red carpet moments from the great Cate. In honor of her new movie release, we're looking back on Cate's most fashion-forward red carpet moments of all time. True, they can't be re-created, but they sure are inspiring.
Florals for Spring might not be groundbreaking, but in the hands of a master, they can still take your breath away. Alberta Ferretti's Spring 2014 collection proved that with an array of a variety of flowery applications: embroidered onto sheer sleeveless tops, printed onto floaty, flirty skirts, and worked into the delicate lace that made up a number of truly beautiful pieces.
Nicole Richie put her bold foot forward — literally — at the Nordstrom store opening gala in Glendale, CA, last night. Aside from her long-sleeved, high-neck printed maxi dress, she added an even bolder finish thanks to a pair of leopard-print oxfords. It was definitely one loud mixed-print party on that red carpet! But we're not surprised that a fashion risk-taker like Nicole would think to pair a floor-length dress with oxfords instead of sandals. But the real question: is Nicole starting a new trend? Would you follow her lead and do the same? Vote and leave a comment below!
We've always known her legs were made for strutting, but in a new video from Stuart Weitzman, we find out that the secret to Kate Moss's walk may come from another source: her footwear. In an exclusive teaser clip, the iconic (and notoriously press-shy) model reveals the reason for her love of boots — Weitzman's specifically. Kate muses, "They just have an inherit sexiness about them."
The 15-second interview leads up to a short film, which premieres on Sept. 20 and promises to showcase the Brit in her element. Making her way around London in Weitzman's knee-high styles to the tune of "These Boots Are Made For Walking," Kate should put to rest any doubts about the appeal of boots!
Set aside some time this week to spend a few moments with noted illustrator, photographer, and overall fashion icon Garance Doré and ShopStyle. Garance will discuss her must-have pieces and what she does to maintain a classic style that transcends time and trend. It all goes down this Wednesday at 3 p.m. Eastern, noon Pacific, so RSVP here and submit your questions on Google+ or via Twitter using #stylestatements @ShopStyle @garancedore. While you're at it, don't forget to add us to your circle.
This month, editors, bloggers, stylists, and buyers are converging on every big fashion city to preview what Spring 2014 holds for the fashion world. What will be this season's peplum? Will overalls still reign as the It-girl must have? Well, only the shows can tell. A few trends have begun to take shape, but here are our top predictions:
1. Long Rompers and Jumpsuits
Overalls meets maxi dresses — the long romper is overdue in making its entrance.
Show off that sexy back in a backless dress or top.
3. Pops of Animal Print
Forget pops of color; it's all about adding pops of leopard prints, zebra stripes, and other patterns of the wildlife variety to your outfit.
It's back and better than ever.
Just when we thought we made a little headway on our Fall shopping lists, J.Crew goes and launches its October Style Guide. We got a first look at the lineup yesterday on Pinterest, and now they've rolled out the new month's "looks we love" on the site, with the shopping to go with it.
After studying up on the styling, we've pulled out a few wardrobe all-stars — a dressed-up sweatshirt, a cobalt cocoon coat, and a felt hat that may just be the solution to looking chic in under 60 seconds. But, if we've learned anything from Jenna Lyons, it's how you put it all together that matters. Piece your way to a perfect Fall wardrobe when you shop our favorite things from the October looks right here.
- Georgia May Jagger thinks she had the best outfit at Alexander Wang — Styleite
- The new Stuart Weitzman commercials with Kate Moss — People StyleWatch
- Karl Lagerfeld guest edits October issue of L'Officiel — WWD
- Rent the Runway launches plus-size division — Fashionista
- Skyler Berman is the best-dressed toddler at school — HuffPost Style
- The next generation of Man Repellers — Elle
- The pajama top you'll be proud to wear outside — Teen Vogue
- The most understated It bags on the market — Lucky
- A first glimpse at Nicole Kidman as Grace Kelly — Racked
When Gucci tweeted that Frida Giannini's Spring 2014 show was inspired by Erté's illustrations, the reference was immediately clear. Swirling strokes of vibrant jewel tones, illustrative outlines, and iridescent accents made these deco designs true works of runway art!
Those motifs extended from head to toe, from linear fringed totes right down to the strappiest of sandals (after all, what's a Gucci show without a few of next season's must-have accessories?). And while we've seen sheer panels on many a runway, the collection's piped application made this trend look as good as nouveau.