This week, the stylish set jetted off to Cannes for its annual film festival. Everybody from Nicole Kidman to Emma Watson turned up with their style A-game (read: decadent gowns, sleek separates, and stunning Summer style inspiration) — and we haven't missed a single photocall or red carpet yet. Meanwhile, we went wild for our favorite designers' custom maternity-dress sketches for Kate Middleton, rounded up our must-have gifts for this year's grads, and wrapped Bridal Fashion Week with a blowout trend breakdown. See all this — plus a special (shirtless!) tribute to David Beckham — in this week's fashion recap!
This week in the world of social media, it was all about spending time with fashionable friends and sharing sweet snaps along the way. Poppy Delevingne and Henry Holland played a game of telephone (with sparkly heels, no less), and Sienna Miller snuggled with her baby girl, Marlowe, during a daytime birthday party. Coco Rocha set sail across the Sydney Harbour as fellow model Bar Refaeli shaded her face from the sun during a beach day. Prabal Gurung posed with his high-profile celebrity pals at his Vogue x MAC Cosmetics event (just imagine being able to call Zoe Saldana and Diane Kruger your friends!), while BFFs Karlie Kloss and Jourdan Dunn hit the kitchen for a cooking segment. Cara Delevingne shared a snap of the "weirdest breakfast ever" — and can you guess which model mom got back to nature with a horseback ride to the beach?
Salma Hayek totally fit the part of fine-art patron, wearing a chic Bottega Veneta peplum dress to an event at Christie's in NYC. Her dress caught our eye first, but the power of great accessories really helped bring Salma's look to life. How did she do it? The actress jazzed up her neckline with a jeweled bib necklace, then added a metallic-purple woven Bottega Veneta clutch and metallic-gray peep-toe pumps for further shine. With Spring weather allowing for more skin-revealing styles come evening, we think this is the perfect example of night-out polish without too much effort. Start with an equally sleek peplum dress — here's one we love by Winter Kate ($155) — and just pile on the right accessories. Easy enough, right? Shop our editors' picks below.
The bridal trends for Spring 2014 leave room to try something a bit different. While gorgeous white gowns and traditional strapless silhouettes certainly made their customary appearance, it wasn't all run of the mill. Vera Wang surprised with black-and-white looks, finished with dramatic black opera-length gloves. Oscar de la Renta dipped into the color wheel for a true "something blue," Reem Acra turned out cocktail minis topped with veiled umbrellas, and Carolina Herrera debuted a sexier kind of wedding-day ensemble (think deep V-front necklines). For inspiration aplenty — and a closer look at what exactly the Spring '14 bridal forecast means for your own wedding-dress search — click on.
Bridal Trend Breakdown:
Nothing slows down a Summer commute like four-inch heels. Hot sticky days require an easier way to run around the city or hang outdoors on the lawn, so we're trading in our stilettos for a more functional set of flats that, we promise, are just as stylish. This lineup still delivers on the season's biggest trends — think metallics, perfect Summer stripes, brights, and pops of print — and lends polish and a little personality to everything from pencil skirts and button-downs to your sweet date-night dress. We've done the work for you — just click through to shop the flat-out most stylish ways to go without heels this Summer.
While Kate Bosworth is fascinating to watch for her talents on screen, it's her offscreen expertise as a red-carpet beauty, street-chic queen, and jewelry maven that has us under a major style spell. By mixing up Isabel Marant, her own JewelMint pieces, Proenza Schouler, Burberry, and Calvin Klein (to name a few), Kate has proven her undeniable knack for putting together laid-back, impossibly cool ensembles with enviable ease. Case in point: her cutoffs and American flag tee at Coachella two years ago incited a near-overnight fashion craze and a siege of street-style copycats. We could go on and on about how she gets it so right, but we'd rather just see her envy-inducing outfits for ourselves. Click through to get a healthy dose of inspiration now.
— Additional reporting by Brittney Stephens
Emma Watson nailed sleek and sophisticated glamour at the premiere of The Bling Ring at the Cannes Film Festival. The British actress looked every inch the A-lister in a gorgeous creation from Chanel Spring 2013 Haute Couture. Calvin Klein also threw a star-studded bash at the festival: watch on to get a glimpse inside the party with Rooney Mara, Nicole Kidman, Cara Delevingne, and more! On Allison: Rebecca Taylor jacket, Everlane top, H&M skirt
Come May 22, you can shop three J.Crew-exclusive collections, courtesy of 2012 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund winner Greg Chait, of The Elder Statesman, and runners-up Tabitha Simmons and Jennifer Meyer. This latest collaboration trifecta marks the third year in a row that J.Crew and the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund have teamed up to show off an emerging lineup of American designers, and to celebrate the trend, shoppers are getting a little treat.
Currently, you can sign up on jcrew.com to receive a link to snag the limited-edition collections on May 21 — a whole day earlier. In the meantime, here's your first look at the respective collections.
Between the sexy relaunch of Versus Versace (we're serious — black has never looked so fierce) and the sweet Boden Fall '13 lineup, this week was definitely one for parties and previews. Our stylish snaps didn't stop there, though — Chrissy Teigen dropped by to talk about her new show, and we might just be working on our own special Summer-themed segment, too. See it all in our weekly Instagram recap!
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Our weekend motto to slow down and take it easy certainly applies to our wardrobes, too. Borrowing from Emma Watson's effortless travel style, we're putting that philosophy into practice with a figure-flattering, fit-and-flare white dress, like Emma's A.L.C. version, that's brunch- or even cocktail-appropriate with the right accompaniments (read: a great all-occasion investment piece). But for a low-key day, you don't have to add much — just stick to Emma's flirty-gone-tough-girl styling formula and add in ankle boots, your go-to shades, and a hands-free crossbody bag. Simple, right?Shop clockwise from top: Rag & Bone white Niki flare dress ($570), Rebecca Minkoff Craig crossbody camera bag ($195), Steve Madden double-buckle cutout ankle boot ($130), Ray-Ban Original Wayfarer Sunglasses ($150)