The runway at Marni's Fall 2013 runway show was a masterful lesson in dark, streamlined, and utterly sophisticated wares from Consuelo Castiglioni. "It's austere but with a romanticism, it's melancholic, severe," said the designer. While we're used to seeing a more whimsical spike in Castiglioni's hand, her latest collection induced a sense of pure refinement, showcasing a magnificent array of outerwear in the way of heavy, oversize wool coats, structured bomber jackets, and bonded leather jackets. For daywear, Castiglioni paired strapless peplum tops over a range of baggy trousers, cropped biker jackets with peekaboo knife-pleat skirts, and miniskirts with structured bonded tops. And every so often, there was a pop of print via graphic landscape and floral patterns. Fur added an opulent touch across the board; short and long haired textures were used on skirts, capes, extralong stoles, and collars, injecting pure decadence into every single look. Marni's accessories always draw a big crowd, and this season's latest highlighted a range of flat riding boots (and even a few furry renditions), double-strap sandals, gorgeous leather satchels, and furry mittens.
Miranda Kerr has taken a liking — a strong one, at that — to Peter Pilotto's bold prints. The model first wore a blue print peplum dress from the designer's Spring 2012 collection with Nicholas Kirkwood sandals in late 2011. Earlier this month, Miranda chose a flirty dress from the Resort 2013 line for her unveiling as the Kids Helpline ambassador. And just this week, at the H&M Global Green pre-Oscars party in LA, she went with another Pilotto dress, this time a colorful cutout number from the Spring 2013 collection, which she completed with black pumps and a black clutch. It's a Miranda Kerr-meets-Peter Pilotto trifecta, and we want to know which look you like best.
Our community members never cease to inspire us with their style savviness. This week's favorites showed off their style chops in bright colors, cozy coats, and sleek leather pieces: nettevartanian, Anna James - Fash Boulevard, Jenny in Jacquard, missleaanne, sorelle in style, stylesbyassitan, postgradchic, Amy Fohr - Leopard and Lillies, Alyssa-Runway Chef, and RuedeMoi. Congrats, all!
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If you think the Oscars festivities are limited to this evening, then you are in for a treat: this weekend has been filled with standout red-carpet appearances. To kick off the celebrations, Nicole Richie, Miranda Kerr, and Heidi Klum celebrated at QVC's pre-Oscars bash in equally glamorous ensembles on Friday night. At yesterday's Montblanc and UNICEF pre-Oscars brunch, Rosario Dawson, Hilary Swank, and Emmy Rossum showed off beautiful black-and-white looks. And most recently, Kerry Washington and Jennifer Lawrence rocked chic black ensembles at the Weinstein pre-Oscars bash, while Jessica Chastain and Kate Bosworth stepped out in Chanel for the label's fifth annual pre-Oscars dinner. Click through to see every star-studded style moment before the big show.
This is it — the Oscars are tonight, and we've been preparing for them all week with our preparty coverage, red-carpet dress predictions, and the most unforgettable style moments from Academy Awards past. Meanwhile, Fashion Month continues with more Fall '13 collections from both London and Milan. Not to be outdone, Michelle Obama stunned us in a custom Reed Krakoff dress, and Nicole Kidman wore a L'Wren Scott Fall '13 dress just hours after it debuted on the runway. Catch up on it all now and don't forget to tune in tonight for all of our live Oscars coverage!
Zoe Saldana stood out in a boldly striped Dolce & Gabbana number at the 2013 Independent Spirit Awards this afternoon. While the green and white stripes may be the outfit's most eye-catching detail, it's worth taking note of the dress's subtle rose embroidery, too. The brunette beauty did right by styling the look with a minimalist's approach, only adding on a few dainty rose-themed accessories. To finish, she kept her hair down and wavy, then rounded it all out with a pair of crisp white (and green-lined) pointy-toe pumps by Casadei. What's the verdict?
Nina Dobrev went playful — and gilded — on the 2013 Independent Spirit Awards pink carpet, courtesy of an embellished white Michael Kors shorts set. The Vampire Diaries star skipped the cocktail-dress approach in favor of a leg-baring look, but kept the glamour fully intact via the top's sparkly texture and a shiny gold Michael Kors belt. As for everything else? Dobrev kept it simple. Namely, she polished off her outfit with a beachy ponytail, one lone H.Stern ring, and matching gold strappy Jimmy Choo sandals. Does she get your vote?
Safe Haven, starring Josh Duhamel and Julianne Hough, hit the big screen on Feb. 14, but we've been following Julianne's promotional tour since the beginning. From LA to Toronto and beyond, the actress has been showing off the most a range of red-carpet wear, keeping it interesting by mixing it up with cocktail dresses, gowns, and separates. Most recently, Julianne showed off a beautiful lace fit-and-flare Zuhair Murad dress with black embellishments at the Berlin premiere, then chose a Houghton floral peplum gown for the Dublin premiere. Step inside for a closer look at all of the actress's looks thus far.
— Additional reporting by Mandi Villa
Best Actress nominee Jennifer Lawrence stepped out at the 2013 Independent Spirit Awards in a sleek black Lanvin number, complete with a flirty bow-tie waist, sexy side cutouts, a revealing back, and a warrior-like silver collar. Unlike her previous red-carpet fare, Lawrence skipped the all-out glamour of a princess gown and instead stunned in something much more body conscious. She paired her skin-baring look with a slicked-back bun, a soft pink lip, and metallic-heeled black sandals. How did she do?