Finding the perfect gift for the love of your life can be a difficult task, but before you start to stress out, take a look at our editors' picks for options that are sure to please even the most sartorial eye. Saint Laurent's striking blue Sac de Jour carryall is the perfect present for your working woman, or indulge her love for entertaining with chic decor accents from Kelly Wearstler. She'll also covet luxe shades and scarves from brands like Burberry and Jimmy Choo.
We thought amazing, lust-inspiring designer bags were as good as it gets . . . until we spotted their pint-size counterparts. Some of the hottest statement pieces are available to shop tiny too, should you want a lighter version for nights out, vacation days, or marathon shopping expeditions.
There's nothing funny about how chic Kristen Wiig's The Secret Life of Walter Mitty premiere look was. Taking the red carpet in an ivory wool shift from the Balenciaga Spring 2014 collection, which she paired with the label's rose gold bracelet, the actress gave some serious attention to her legs.
And what gams they are! Accentuated with leg-lengthening nude stilettos, Kristen gave us a serious show of skin. Were you taken by the look or taken by surprise?
Big if not unexpected news hit the fashion world when Nicolas Ghesquière was named artistic director at Louis Vuitton, replacing Marc Jacobs. And while Ghesquière is widely known as one of the most talented designers of his generation, what's harder to know is how he'll change the house that had Jacobs at its helm for 15 years.
Lucky for us, there are indicators. Looking at his past work; some of the things he said before, during, and after his tenure at Balenciaga; and how he's talked about his new job, which was announced Monday, we've pieced together a few ways Ghesquière is likely to change Louis Vuitton.
With this morning's announcement that former Balenciaga creative director Nicolas Ghesquière had been named to the top spot at Louis Vuitton, our minds began reeling with the possibilities. The man behind 15 years of daring designs and often surprising accessories will certainly bring his own flavor to his post as artistic director.
While we wait to see just what that will be, we're keeping our fingers crossed that these iconic looks are a bit of an indication.
Although a report from Luxury Society claiming that Ghesquière had landed the job was picked up far and wide on Thursday, the house's spokespersons denied the rumor to other publications. The company told both Style.com and The Financial Times, "No official decision has been made." Ghesquière, however, is still thought to be a front-runner for the position.
Since Ghesquière left the brand, the fashion community has waited to see what his next move might be. Karl Lagerfeld said it would be a good idea for him to start his own brand, and Grace Coddington just didn't want him to leave fashion permanently.
"Hopefully Nicolas won't just give up and walk away," she said. "He's too good, too strong, too brilliant, too passionate."
With Paris Fashion Week in full force, the celebrity crowd can't help but join in on all the fashion fun. And you better believe we've got our eye on what they're wearing in the front row and at designer afterparties.
So far, we've spotted Olivia Palermo showing a whirlwind of looks, and Katy Perry and Rita Ora at the Chanel Spring show earlier. Dakota and Elle Fanning turned up for the Louis Vuitton show, while a gaggle of famous faces showed their stylish support for Miu Miu. On the party scene were Kim Kardashian, Angie Harmon, Kate Upton, and Ciara, all looking fashion-forward at the Paris premiere of Mademoiselle C. A look at all of the star-studded looks here, in the gallery.
For Alexander Wang's second collection for Balenciaga, which was presented at the Paris Observatory, it was clear right out of the gate that he was ready to take on a new challenge. Filled with crisp white and pretty pastels, the colors were a whisper, which left the real noise to the construction. The first series of looks, all hand-braided leather, was of couture-level construction, and the set of floral pieces provided a master class in layering materials — molded leather embroidered with thread, then printed with a swirling motif, then finished off with white appliqués. But it was a pair of high-waisted tulip petal pants that really illustrated a melding of the minds between Cristobal Balenciaga and Wang: expert tailoring but completely wearable . . . and effortless even.