Miranda Kerr took a walk on the wild side Thursday night when she accompanied designer Roberto Cavalli to the opening of his Just Cavalli flagship store in New York's SoHo neighborhood. For the occasion, Kerr chose a gown that combines leopard print — one of Cavalli's favorite prints — with black fabric. She accented the dress with a black leather studded belt and a snakeskin clutch. Do you think this look works, or do these elements not play well together?
You don't have to wear sequins to get noticed during the holidays. That's a lesson Ashley Madekwe practices and preaches. The actress and style setter behind the blog Ring My Bell showed off a pretty perfect, if not low-key, party look in a leather jacket, t-shirt, and Bebe Gold Collection embellished miniskirt ($298). Note: those are studs, not sequins.
That's because the fashion-savvy Madekwe knows that if you want to be a standout, you've gotta separate yourself from the pack: "Move away from the sequins, everyone is going to be wearing them. I'm more about embellishments like chunky jewels, studs and nails." Call it the downtown girl's holiday look if you want; the effect is a bit edgier and so much more unexpected than the sequined party top or glittered mini. Add lace-up booties à la Madekwe, and the result has "style pro" written all over it.
Though we are currently in denial about tonight's midseason finale of Scandal, we know Olivia and company won't disappoint on the suspense or style front. This season was chock-full of political and personal drama, but our favorite fixers tackled their woes in style. From statement coats and structured suits to ladylike sets and designer accessories, Liv and company are bringing their A-game to the small screen — and proving polished separates aren't just for the boardroom. Each week, we are tracking down exact items worn by the most fierce and fashionable fixers on The Hill.
After last week's emotional roller coaster — mommy dearest is less than perfect (understatement of the year), Quinn is in a position to execute Command (who is now the good guy?), and Cyrus showed actual emotion (team James all the way) — we're not sure how much more our hearts can take. Before settling in for another seat-gripping evening, get a sneak peek of all the regal looks from tonight's episode.
Karlie Kloss, dressed in another fabulous Coach-crafted outfit, made quite the fashion point last night: leather pants don't have to be edgy. Instead, the runway beauty paired a cropped pair with a thin gray sweater and Coach's pointed-toe Tabitha flats — the prim and proper look would be right at home in any office. Bag-wise, she sized down for evening, carrying the mini version of Coach's Borough bag (which has already earned a spot on our holiday wish list). Want to try the combo yourself? Shop similar picks here.
We were shocked when we spotted these shoes sitting courtside at a recent Lakers game. Traditionally the domain of preppy-leaning guys nationwide, gray New Balance sneakers were the last thing we'd expect to see on this starlet — instead, you're more likely to find her on lists of the most out-there red carpet shoes around (though we love a cute outfit styled with sneakers). So who's wearing them?
There's nothing like a video game expansion pack release party to bring out the stars — and we mean that seriously. On Wednesday night, Rosario Dawson, Christa B. Allen, Kristen Bell, and Jena Malone were just a few of the bold-faced names to attend a party for Kabam Mobile Games' new expansion pack for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
What we appreciate about these four women in particular is that even though their looks were wildly different, they were all equally interesting. Dawson went for basic black with splashes of color in her bag and down her leg, Allen brightened things up with a red printed dress, Bell went for the graphic embellishment of a Sachin + Babi look, and Malone — who has had a series of red carpet successes of late — went for a leather skirt and a sweet shirt.
Every week, we bring you the best shoppable fashion and lifestyle stories from the editors at InStyle.com, including Kristen Stewart's heel philosophy.
Kristen Stewart is known for her casual style, both on and off the red carpet. Even though the star favors sporty kicks over sky-high stilettos, every once in a while, she’ll throw us all for a loop and rock an amazing pair of heels. But you may not catch her wearing them for long.
"I feel more confident on my feet," she told InStyle.com exclusively at the launch party for Jillian Dempsey Jewelry in LA as to why she prefers sneakers. "Like in a photo, obviously, things look better wearing heels, but in terms of just kicking around and actually like experiencing an entire night, heels limit me." Which is why you’ll often catch her doing a quick change from stilettos to flats at some point during an evening out. "I feel I can experience about half of my night that I would be able to experience if I was just wearing shoes and I could run around," she said.
"Literally, these [heels] slow you down. You get about half of your night, and they’re just like painful. So I really dig Vans. I just like wearing Vans." So chances are if she’s wearing something fancy, we’d bet that she always has a pair of comfy kicks within arm’s reach.
12 Years a Slave was a huge hit at this year's Toronto Film Festival — and let's just say Michael Fassbender and Brad Pitt's cameos aren't the only reasons. Newcomer Lupita Nyong'o is getting attention — and we sense some Oscar buzz — for her performance in the film.
But acting aside, the fashion world is also taking note of Lupita's impeccable red carpet style. Want proof? Just follow her on her recent promotions around the world, where the actress has shown off an array of inspiring looks. She's worked everything from colorful to dark, formfitting to frothy — and she's not afraid to bring on the bold accessories. We're calling it now: Nyong'o is going to be the one to watch this award season. Step inside to witness nine of Lupita's gorgeous red carpet looks to see what we mean.
—Additional reporting by Justin Fenner