The rocker girl has found stylish asylum in Milan, and the Emilio Pucci Fall 2013 collection has supplied her with the latest way to dress with equal parts attitude and sex appeal. From the models' straight-across bangs á la Marianne Faithfull to the knockout thigh-boots, designer Peter Dundas crafted a '70s-inspired lineup rife with the label's signature deco prints, colorful furs, and animal prints. The wilder accents, like tasseled purses, wide waist belts, and ultra-embellished tops, were countered with subtler details, like sweet polka-dot netting and silky bow ties. Babydoll dresses, complete with keyhole cutouts, and leather hot pants provided the daytime glamour, while shimmery gold and sheer black minis were sent out as flashier evening options. As for the front-row fodder? While singer Rita Ora was in attendance — she wore Pucci exclusively on her tour — we can't help but think another singer (ahem, Beyoncé) might be interested in these wares. Click through now for a complete look at the Emilio Pucci Fall '13 collection.
Roberto Cavalli conjures up a tougher kind of cool girl for Fall 2013. Instead of overt sexiness, this is a more androgynous brand of glamour, with monochromatic print on print and gowns that trade curvaceous overtures for subtle revelations of skin with sheer paneling and form-grazing — rather than form-flaunting — cuts. There's something boyish in the suiting and more modest cuts, but none of it is any less striking, any less luxe, or any less glam. Thanks to multicolored furry toppers, studs, and brocades, Cavalli's girl is just as much the rock-and-roll goddess she's always been.
Maybe it was the waves, or the bold brows and strong lips, but in every look coming down the runway at Bottega Veneta Fall 2013, you could see a little Katharine Hepburn — that brand of elegance and confidence. It also had something to do with the dresses and coats — a lineup that bore a little resemblance to '40s femininity with bold shoulders on modest dresses cut to the knee; a rich red, brown, black, and golden-yellow palette; and lace-up oxford-style heels to complete the looks. Otherwise, there are probably not too many other similarities to be made in the collection; there's more attention to structure — more modern proportional play in cocoon coats or dresses with architectural ruffles sculpted from the waist down. Working primarily in satin and silk, with only touches of leather, Tomas Maier puts the focus on movement — the artistry is in the construction, the fold of fabric, the way the garment moves. Only sometimes is the art something more obvious, like the abstract patterns and embellishment applied to the line's cream-colored sheaths.
The Oscars are just days away, and we will be live in-studio, on the red carpet, and backstage, keeping you updated on all the stylish action! As we eagerly await the gorgeous gowns to (officially) hit the red carpet, we're rounding up the starlets we're most excited to see on Hollywood's biggest night. Watch it here! On Allison McNamara: Armani Exchange dress. Hair and makeup by Kasia Bohos.
With Fashion Week's onslaught of street style (from NYC to London and now Milan) the trends forecasted on the Spring '13 runways are making their real-world debut. Such is the case with the sharp black-and-white contrasts we spied at Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, and Alexander Wang. Now, that impeccably chic color duo is making the rounds on a few very well-dressed Fall '13 showgoers. It's a classic palette that's getting a modern reinterpretation on formfitting prints, striking jackets, printed tees, and all kinds of luxe texture (like furry toppers and slick leather skirts). For a look at the Spring trend in action, these snaps should set the right tone for your own outfit inspiration. Click through for a look at our favorite black-and-white street-style moments — then shop the trend with our editors' picks.
The Oscars are this Sunday, and we're getting revved up for the big event by taking a look back at some of the most memorable looks from shows past. The Oscars red carpet always brings out the most glamorous, jaw-dropping (and sometimes mind-boggling) celebrity ensembles, and we can't wait to see what this year's show brings. From Gwyneth Paltrow's iconic white Tom Ford gown, to Celine Dion's statement-making backwards suit, click through to see 65 of the most unforgettable Oscars looks now.
- Vanessa Paradis in H&M's new Conscious Collection ads — Beauty and the Budget
- How to host a stylish Oscars viewing party — LadyLux
- Get a sneak peek at Proenza Schouler's Spring '13 campaign — Sandi in the City
- A conversation with British designer Jonathan Saunders — StyleNotes UK
- Cute clutches for $50 and under — Cheap Chic Daily
Beanies, thigh-high boots, ear cuffs, and oversize clutches were the Fall 2013 accessory standouts. Now, we can't wait to get our hands on all the great shoes, gorgeous jewels, and killer arm candy we saw coming down the runways. Just watch our trend report for all the details on the best accessories for Fall '13. On Allison McNamara: BCBG Max Azria jacket, Zara top, Heather Gardner necklace.
The Oscars are just days away, and we're so excited to see all of our favorite leading ladies on the red carpet. We've rounded up the dresses we hope to see on the red carpet — from Oscar de la Renta to a showstopping Prabal Gurung — watch on to see our picks! On Allison McNamara: J.Crew top, Hale Bob vest.
Ahead of Oscars weekend, there's another round of styled celebrities to contend with. Between film premieres, LA parties, and the ongoing Fashion Week scene, we've been treated to a seemingly unending supply of A-list looks with a decidedly chic angle. The Brit Awards earlier this week brought out a glam squad that included a Balmain-clad Jourdan Dunn (and her mile-long legs), while Rosie Huntington-Whiteley may have been the best-dressed guest at Burberry's Fall '13 show, looking catwalk-ready herself. Click on for the rest of this week's top 10.