Black pumps will always be a classic, but right now, it's all about white pumps. For proof, just look down at the famous feet of some of our favorite stars, including Kerry Washington, who just donned white pumps in NYC. Kate Hudson paired white Christian Louboutin pumps with a pink tee and black leather skirt in NYC, Jessica Alba styled her floral trousers with white patent pumps, while Blake Lively glammed it up in a tweed pair by Bottega Veneta. If the thought of styling white pumps sounds a little scary to you, then see how these celebs styled theirs with an array of gowns, minidresses, shorts, and suits. See every head-turning look — and tips on how to incorporate white pumps into your own style — inside the slideshow. Hopefully they'll inspire you to snag a pair too.
You can often spot Diane Kruger in the front row at Chanel's fashion shows, but now she'll be representing the brand as the new face of its skin care range. Already this year, the brand has released its makeup campaign featuring Gisele, and last year Brad Pitt graced its much-talked-about (and spoofed) fragrance spot. Diane's ambassador role will include ads set to launch later this year, but this isn't her first time working with Chanel. In 1996 she was the face of the brand's Allure fragrance campaign, and in 2007 she fronted the Paris-Biarritz handbag campaign shot by Karl Lagerfeld. More recently, Diane was the face of Calvin Klein Beauty fragrance. With her flawless complexion and sophisticated style, Chanel and Diane are a perfect match.
In our quest for Spring street-style-inspired perfection, we came across one of our favorite Revenge starlets, Ashley Madekwe wearing a look we'd like to copy ASAP. The actress paired a floral Topshop dress with Chanel ballet flats and statement shades, creating a look that's high on feminine charm. You, too, can emulate Madekwe's girlie outfit with a few key pieces — five, to be exact. See and shop our inspired picks right now.
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Black and white is a timeless color combo that's also right on trend for the current season. Designers took a more modern approach with the color combination for Spring and Summer, drawing inspiration from black and white photographs. In this edition of Currently Trending, we're showing you our interpretation of this classic pairing. From on-trend striped pants to a flirty and feminine look fit for your next date, we've styled up four outfits we think you'll love — see them all now! On Allison McNamara: BCBG dress, Fallon jewelry.
There are plenty of new pastel polishes available for Spring, and what better time than Easter try a floral design that features these soft-hued shades? This daisy design gives you a pretty look for Spring, and it's a lot easier to create than it seems. After applying a base coat, paint your nails in a pastel green shade. I used two coats of L'Oréal Nail Colour in Pistachio Dream ($6 at drugstores). Next, using the tip of a pencil, dot on a white polish, such as CoverGirl Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss in Snow Storm ($6), to create the five petals of a daisy. After you've created the five dots, go back and use a pencil tip to dab on the yellow center of the flower. I used Chanel Le Vernis in Mimosa ($27). You can also use different pastel polishes, like L'Oréal Nail Colour in The Palace Life ($6 at drugstores), to form different-colored flowers, too. Not only does the random placement of flowers keep the look fresh, but it also makes it even easier to do.
Furthering our style crush with every appearance, Diane Kruger pretty much nails it every time she steps out on the red carpet. Case in point: all of the looks she has worn promoting her new movie, The Host. It's a lineup of the chicest kind of dressing, which made it practically impossible to pick a favorite — so we had to round them up and show you all of them! Take a look and let us know what you think below. On Allison McNamara: Bebe top and vest, Robert Rodriguez pants.
- Because it's in the news, here's a look at gay marriages and their places in fashion history. [Styleite]
- Louis Vuitton has raised the prices of its most iconic bags by as much as 10 percent in the US and UK. [Racked]
- LVMH CEO Bernard Arnault has officially been decorated with the title of Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, joining the number of fashion insiders honored by the British monarchy. [WWD]
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Katharine McPhee spent a night out in NYC looking equally slick and chic, thanks to her black leather jacket and silky orange trousers. She completed her outfit with a simple black tee, spiked Christian Louboutin pumps, a black Chanel bag, and a few silver baubles, including a chunky watch, long necklace, and stacked rings. We were instantly drawn to this look because it satiates both an edgy and feminine styling aesthetic. Up top and on her feet, it was all about a tough feel, while in between, Katharine's silky pants provided a dash of girlie flair. So the next time you step out after dark, look to McPhee by matching up your edgier pieces (a leather jacket is a must) with flowy trousers. Don't own a pair? Shop our editors' picks to get the look now.
Clockwise left to right: AllSaints Martell Biker Jacket ($588), T by Alexander Wang Tee ($89, originally $126), Demitasse Demibullet Necklace ($73), Forever 21 Quilted Chain Strap Shoulder Bag ($25), Rebecca Minkoff Heart Stack Ring ($78), Christian Louboutin Fifi Spikes Red Sole Pump ($1,195), Nixon The Kensington Watch ($125), Emporio Armani Loose Trousers ($286)
Today we're taking a cue from Chanel's Spring runway and scattering loose pearls on a pretty white blouse. This is an easy update that will lend a ladylike feel to a top you already have in your wardrobe. Watch on to see how it's done, and start transforming your blouse today! On Allison McNamara: BCBG Max Azria blazer, Diane von Furstenberg top, DIY necklace.