Miuccia Prada went down a darker avenue for Prada's Fall 2013 collection, showcasing asymmetrical skirts, off-the-shoulder dresses layered with haphazard knit tops, and structured coats displaying luxurious fur details. The mood was ladylike (and much more wearable compared to her Spring '13 collection), with an undone twist as models walked down the runway with wet, slicked hair, donning leather skirts with slouchy sweaters and gorgeous fur coats, some of which were paired with thick-soled loafers or metallic ankle strap platform sandals. Checkered coats were casually worn off the shoulders, and the same styling effect was used with most of Prada's stunning striped tweed dresses and easy knit tops. But it wasn't all about this careless attitude; the designer also offered up a range of perfectly tailored skirtsuits made out of jewel-toned tweeds and featuring nipped-in waistlines with bold leather belts to temper her effortlessly chic vibe.
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Bright bags, cheeky clutches, cute printed dresses — there's no reason why you shouldn't be shopping Kate Spade's irresistible sale right now. Items are marked up to a whopping 50 percent off, which means you'll be saving your fair share of cash on the brand's preppy-chic wares, ranging from a sleek cobalt-blue satchel to the perfect printed shirtdress. In fact, we can't think of a better way to kick off your Spring shopping spree. Short on time? No problem; we picked out the top picks from the sale for you to shop right now!
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Michelle Obama's second official White House portrait has been released, and rest assured, the FLOTUS is looking as chic as ever in custom navy blue Reed Krakoff. Unlike the sleeveless black Michael Kors sheath she chose in 2009, Michelle opted for three-quarter-length sleeves here, a move that takes the focus away from her famously sculpted arms. The other subtle differences worth noting? She wore a single strand of pearls instead of a double strand, and unlike the previous portrait, Michelle's "midlife crisis" bangs are front and center.This isn't the first time Michelle has reached for one of Reed Krakoff's designs. In fact, she wore one of his sheaths and cropped cardigans to President Obama's official swearing-in ceremony, and styled the latter again with a Thom Browne dress at the inaugural lunch. Lest we forget, she also wore a pair of customized boots to walk in the inaugural parade. While neither Krakoff nor the first lady's office have commented on their fashionable partnership, it's safe to say we can (most likely) expect more Krakoff pieces to make their way into the presidential spotlight.
They say good things come in threes — such was the case with this trifecta of pre-Oscars fetes that drew out a very chic guest list of this year's nominees. Leading ladies Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway, and Jessica Chastain all celebrated at their respective LA parties, showing off another round of red-carpet-worthy wear in preparation for this Sunday's big event. Jessica Chastain arrived at the TheWrap's fourth annual pre-Oscars fete in a bright Andrew Gn cobalt sheath and subtle nude pumps. Jennifer Lawrence stepped out in an architectural black-and-white Roland Mouret strapless to celebrate Silver Linings Playbook with VF, Barneys, and the Weinstein Company; while Anne Hathaway, clad in Theyskens' Theory, joined her Les Mis costars at yet another VF-hosted event to celebrate her film. Now that you're up to speed on last night's itinerary and the latest round of pre-Oscar festivities, it's time to click through for all the details (and a few more of the night's attendees) — then be sure to tell us your pick for best dressed in the comments.
- JCPenney and Marchesa's Georgina Chapman team up — HuffPost Style
- Conan O'Brien pokes fun at Galliano controversy — The Cut
- 7 trends you will probably see at the Oscars — Fashionista
- More thoughts on the Burberry Fall '13 lineup — Olivia Palermo
- How to wear clear jewelry — Lucky
- Is Warby Parker helping Google design the Glass? — Racked
- Coco Rocha on why mean models finish last — People Style Watch
- Thierry Mugler drops Oscar Pistorius from ads — The Daily Beast
- Kate Upton starts a thing called "koalaing" — Styleite
The green carpet at last night's H&M and Global Green USA pre-Oscars party showed off another helping of amazing party looks thanks to the impeccably dressed celebrity crowd. Never one to shy away from daring looks, Miranda Kerr hit the (faux) grass with husband Orlando Bloom wearing a printed crisscross, cutout dress from Peter Pilotto's Spring collection. Meanwhile, Sophia Bush opted for a modern H&M white suit paired with nude Christian Louboutin pumps and a pink beaded clutch. Emmy Rossum channeled Old Hollywood glamour in an elegant draped gown, while Helen Hunt shimmered in a metallic lace dress. See every up-close detail in the slideshow now.
The mantra at the Fendi Fall 2013 collection? Fur — in every shade — on everything, and we mean everything. Even the shoes, bags, sunglasses, and tough-girl mohawks were adorned with it. Karl Lagerfeld zeroed in on fur (a pointed nod to the house's heritage), sleek lines, sexy slits, and enough neon and tactile intrigue to convince us of this collection's '80s-punk-meets-tribal leanings. But don't be fooled, this Nu-rave-esque lineup is also impeccably tailored, and the clothes, while bold in effect, are crafted with the utmost ladylike sensibility. Take, for example, the car coats styled with knee-length pencil skirts, or the cool cropped jackets paired with chic high-neck sheaths. There's an undeniable edge to the Fendi Fall '13 girl, but with a little (or a lot) of color and a clean silhouette, she's not as unapproachable as meets the eye.