Chanel Fall 2013 was all about celebrating the brand's global reach. With the strains of "Around the World" pumping through the Grand Palais, Karl Lagerfeld sent models swirling around a gigantic light-up globe with interlocking CC logo flags dropped in to the brand's boutiques around the world. Chanel's iconic tweeds turned up in boxy jackets with rounded shoulders over matching miniskirts, while the famous quilted bag got an update with an open-ended handle. Nighttime came in layers of sheer black over chain-laden boots and globe-shaped minaudières. From the folders filled with photos of the collection by Lagerfeld himself to the enormity of the set, there was a precision and an attention to detail that one can only expect of a house like Chanel. If this is Karl's world, then we want to live in it. Click through to see the full Chanel 2013 collection.
She's one of the sexiest women in Hollywood, with the kind of sultry signature style that calls to mind iconic beauties like Sophia Loren. Whether she's playing the temptress or starring in more comedic roles, Eva has the ability to shine both on screen and on the red carpet. But when it comes to fashion spreads, Eva morphs into a full-blown siren. In honor of Eva Mendes's 39th birthday today, we've rounded up 39 of her most smoldering fashion editorials over the years. Click through to see them all now.
— Additional reporting by Marisa Tom
Source: Elle France October 2011
Looking for a do-good reason to shop? Charlize Theron and Toms have just released their third shoe collaboration to benefit CTAOP — which stands for Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project — in its efforts to keep African youth safe from HIV/AIDS through education and support of local community organizations. Theron's new limited-edition shoes ($58) feature a pretty sunset-orange hue and embroidered CTAOP logo. Even more, the inside shoe liner highlights the organization's inspirational motto: "Look Within. Think Beyond. Reach Out." We're totally down for Theron's fashion for a cause. Are you?
See How Bloggers and Fellow Shoppers Are Gifting on a Shoestring — and Show Us Your Favorite Picks Under $20
It’s easy to get caught up in the generous spirit of the season, but that doesn’t mean you need to start the New Year in the poorhouse. The secret to great gifting is heart and soul, not dollars and cents — so think about who you’re buying for, get creative, and have fun!
For this week’s holiday shopping mission, we’re inviting readers and bloggers to hit their local T.J.Maxx, Marshalls, or HomeGoods stores in search of the best holiday gifts for under $20. Challenge yourself to stretch every cent by scouting out a creatively affordable gift combo, like a colorful cookie jar with biscottis and specialty tea hidden inside or a spa lover’s basket containing a soap, lotion, and candle. With something for everyone on your list at up to 60 percent off department store prices every single day, these stores are your one-stop resource for gifts that are low on price but high on creativity and style.
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It's time to kick off your (uber-high) heels, because low heels (3 inches and below) are breaking ground. Seen at runways like Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton, and Peter Som, this demure heel height isn't just more walkable; it's also right on trend. Watch our video to check out four pairs that will put a little Spring in your step right now.
With an eye for fashion that's made her one of our favorite Young Hollywood style setters, it's only fitting that we'd find Camilla Belle stepping out for Cotton's 24 Hour Runway Show in Miami this past weekend. Before the catwalk, we caught up with the actress, whose off-duty brand of street style manages to be just as chic as her red-carpet wares, to find out just how she preps for the glamour of, say, the Met Gala, and her tricks for styling up your basic cotton t-shirt. Read on for all the details from the gorgeous Camilla Belle — straight from Miami.Above: Camilla Belle showed off two looks in Miami for the Cotton 24 Hour Runway festivities.
POPSUGAR: When you're reaching for something like a regular white cotton t-shirt, how do you put your stamp on it and style it your way?
Camilla Belle: That's when everyone's personality comes into play, and for me, I'm a fan of jewelry and I collect jewelry whenever I travel. I just got back from Brazil and I came back with quite a few new pieces and trinkets to add to my wardrobe, and that's something I like to play around with and to have fun with.
PS: On the opposite end of the spectrum, we love watching you on the red carpet in these amazing, high-drama gowns. Is there one moment that stands out in your mind as your absolute favorite red carpet moment?
CB: One of them is probably the first year I went to the Met Gala and I wore Jean Paul Gaultier Couture. The dress was so dramatic and the event was so beautiful, and so many amazing people that I respect were walking on the red carpet — and Cate Blanchett was right next to me. It was so over the top in so many different ways — the dress included — and I'll never forget that. The dress will always be something really special. Another one that pops into my mind is also the Met Gala, last year. I wore Ralph Lauren, and that dress was very different from any look I had worn before, and also just the whole look — the makeup and the hair. It was all very much put together in a certain way, and I think that's the moment that will always pop out as well.
Call it Seattle by way of Saint-Germain. The Saint Laurent Fall 2013 took a detour into "California grunge," with creative director Hedi Slimane filling the runway with babydoll dresses, slashed leather leggings, flannel shirts, and embellished buckle boots. The YSL signatures were cleverly woven into the collection — "Le Smoking" was a tough elongated tuxedo jacket over a mini, the iconic fur chubbies turned into voluminous fur jackets draped sexily over dresses, and sparkling fishnets (even on full bodysuits) winked at traditional French dressing. We bet that front-row fans like Jessica Chastain and Kirsten Dunst will be snapping up the perfect leather coats — a sharp double-breasted trench was a standout — and the flat boots that accompanied many of the looks. Did we mention the army of black-leather-mini-clad models that came out at the very end of the show? Cool girls from coast to coast, from continent to continent, will be rocking those come Fall. Click through to see the full collection.
Jessica Alba has long served as a beacon of street-style inspiration, and she's really bringing the heat for her recent trip to Paris Fashion Week. Jessica has been hitting the runway shows with friends in France — friends like Nicole Richie and Jessica Chastain — and showing off lots of stellar looks along the way, masterfully mixing her signature California cool with doses of Parisian-chic styling. From her cozy layered looks and awesome outerwear for daytime jaunts with her daughter Honor to the slick menswear-inspired ensemble she sported while sitting front row at Stella McCartney, Jessica has been putting her own personal spin on some French-girl classics. We've rounded up six of her coolest looks from the City of Light so far. Click through now to see and shop them all.
Kate Middleton and Prince William headed over to the Swiss Alps for a friend's wedding, and Kate delivered an ultrastylish Winter wedding outfit. For the occasion, she chose a leopard-print Max Mara Studio dress, which she styled with a blush pink, fur-trimmed Max Mara coat. She played off the brown print and went with chocolate-hued accessories, including a Lock & Co. hat. Watch on to hear more about Kate's lovely look. On Allison McNamara: See dress, Luv AJ necklace and ring.