Considering the front-row and the runway lineup, Unique Topshop's Fall '13 show is where the cool girls hang out. With the Tate Modern as its backdrop and Olivia Palermo, Kate Bosworth, and Demi Lovato as front-row fixtures, the stage was primed for covet-worthy wares to take their rightful place on the catwalk. And so be it: Cara Delevingne opened in a midriff-baring sweater top and lacquered A-line skirt. Most notable, though, was the integration (and application) of sequin and sparkle as an embellishment altogether ungirlie. High shine was key, but the assumed glitziness was subdued by way of sharp tailoring, luxe fur add-ons, and masculine outerwear counterparts. Even the most feminine dusty-pink sequined skirt seemed like fair game for the tougher downtown girl. Of course, after seeing Jourdan Dunn close out the show in a deep-burgundy-hued sequin jumpsuit, we're pretty sure that's the one Fall piece our wardrobe needs most. See the best looks to hit the Unique Topshop Fall '13 runway now.
Mary Katrantzou is not one to skimp on the experimental details, and her Fall 2013 collection was no exception. While some looks were more wearable than others — we can definitely see some of the more avant-garde pieces on the Met Gala red carpet — all of them were classically Katrantzou, bubbling with scenic photo prints, origami-style pleats, and strong, structured shoulders. Color-heavy, fitted pieces were tempered with slouchier silhouettes, and Katrantzou was careful to include black-on-black looks (like an asymmetrical sweater and leather pencil skirt) among the group of printed brights. Shoes were kept on the simple side, with an eclectic mix of ankle booties and strappy heels, and the models' hair was kept sleek and minimal (with short, blunt bangs) in order to showcase the beautiful looks. The somewhat darker palette of grays, blacks, and golds was a lovely departure from the neon hues in the designer's Spring collection, though the selection of striking, unconventional pieces remained the same. Click through to see Katrantzou's Fall '13 runway show now.
- Trends: Origami, structured shoulders, photo prints.
- Colors: Black, gray, and white; pops of blue, gold, and pink.
- Key look: The frothy black-and-gray photo-print finale dress.
- Beauty look: Slicked-back ponytails with short, blunt bangs; pale makeup and strong brows.
- Who should wear it: Perennial print lovers like Poppy Delevingne and Solange Knowles.
L'Wren Scott's Fall 2013 London Fashion Week debut was filled with pure decadence, showcasing real gold — 23-carat gold, to be exact — across an array of coats and capes and even on the designer's shimmery lineup of pumps and peep-toe booties. Inspired by artist Gustav Klimt and his muse Adele Bauer during his "golden" period, Scott created one opulent look after the other. Curve-hugging gowns featured their own "built-in" jewelry, while a sweeping cape highlighted leaf embroidery made out of pure gold thread. No doubt, this collection was made for the designer's devoted Hollywood following. In fact, Scott's rock-star boyfriend Mick Jagger was spotted in the crowd smiling ear to ear as he watched the collection go down the runway. See the most stunning, extravagant looks from Scott's collection now.
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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With Hitchcock's Tippi Hedren in mind, Temperley London's Fall 2013 collection displayed a covetable array of refined cable knits, sheer details, check prints, and eveningwear that can easily take one from London's latest art opening to the red-carpet parties in Hollywood. Designer Alice Temperley always manages to inject a refreshing element to her feminine wares, and this time it was seen through her refined embellishments and patterns. The opening set of looks showed an array of sheer, '60s-inspired printed blouses paired with full skirts, white dresses adorned with silver beading, and modern printed sheaths paired with swing coats. Meanwhile, full flowy trousers and cropped jackets provided options for everyday wear, “It’s important that people don’t just see us as occasionwear,” said Temperley. We can easily picture Kate Middleton donning any of the above and, even more so, Temperley's gorgeous lineup of elegant silk gowns.
Set at London's Heron Tower, the Preen Fall '13 collection was as much a reflection of its setting as it was a product of designers Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi's penchant for architecturally clean lines. Graphic baby-doll dresses — fixed with pronounced pointed collars — came down the runway in navy blues, blacks, whites, and reds. Tailored suits and angular jackets, which were punched up with asymmetrical zippers, provided a menswear-inspired slant, while the most feminine fare of the lot was saved for last. Near the show's finale, we were treated to all-out glittering floral embellishments adorning sheer blouses, skirt folds, and sportier sweatshirt silhouettes. Think of Preen's Fall '13 lineup as one that supplies the modernist with a colorfully cool wardrobe. See it all here — and now.
Front-row crew Lana Del Rey, Alexa Chung, and Harley Viera Newton have certainly found something to wear — and a luxe new bag to tote — in Mulberry's Fall 2013 lineup. Emma Hill played right to the It Brit's sensibility, melding heritage with a modern, cool-girl interpretation. Rich fabrics like shearling, slick leather, or traditional tweed were layered up in playful, even quirky silhouettes. Our full review will be posted shortly; in the meantime, click through to see the complete collection.
Wearing everything from beautiful pops of color to sleek menswear-inspired looks, our community members never disappoint with their styling savviness. This week's favorites: RightShoesBlog, AmadeusOnTheCatwalk, Euphoriasroom, Amy Fohr - Leopard and Lillies, RuedeMoi, BeijosTiffany, Stylesbyassitan, Alyssa-Runway Chef, StyleCueSuzieQ, and CBladyàlamode. Congrats, all!
The whirlwind that is New York Fashion Week is finally over — and what a week we've had. From the opulent creations of Oscar de la Renta to the military-inspired wares of Prabal Gurung (whose love-themed collection for Target also just launched!), this week was filled to the brim with stunning fashion we are hoping to see on the Oscars' red carpet next week. To top it all off, we've got some seriously chic street style to match Fall's runway fodder, with roundups of everything from the best bags to the most wearable looks. Catch up on it all in this week's recap.
For House of Holland's Fall '13 collection, designer Henry Holland kept things sleek and fun, yet perfectly polished. The rocker-cool Brit offered up ladylike geometric-print day dresses, metallic trench coats, and slouchy knits with a decidedly psychedelic '60s vibe. In the way of accessories, Holland didn't disappoint; his retro go-go girl will be clad in oversize cat-eye sunglasses, wide waist belts, and, best of all, jewel-encrusted leather baseball caps. We can't wait to see these pieces sported on the street by Holland's brood of celebrity fans, including style-setters like Poppy Delevingne and Alexa Chung. Click through now to see our curated list of the 10 coolest looks from House of Holland's Fall 2013 runway show.