We interrupt New York Fashion Week for some seriously sweet fragrance news. Both Gwyneth Paltrow and Amy Adams, who are the faces of Hugo Boss and Lacoste fragrances, respectively, are both representing their brands in two new ads for two new fragrances.
Launching this week is Boss Jour Pour Femme, for which Gwyneth appears in the ad above. Notes of grapefruit flower, freesia, lily of the valley, and musk combine to create a fragrance that's both sexy and sophisticated. "I love that the brand is taking the opportunity to acknowledge the many layers and varying lives of women, and encapsulating it perfectly into a perfume like Boss Jour Pour Femme," Gwyneth said in a statement. The fragrance is available online and at Hugo Boss stores.
Amy Adams is the face of Lacoste's latest fragrance, Eau de Lacoste Pour Femme. "Amy has a natural grace and modernity that both men and women admire," said Antoine Delgrade of P&G Prestige. "She captures the mood of Lacoste in a truly engaging way." The scent contains notes of white pineapple, mandarin, bergamont, and vanilla create a sweet and bubbly fragrance that's as accessible as Amy is. You can pick up Eau de Lacoste Pour Femme at Lacoste boutiques and online.
The Lacoste Spring 2014 collection was all about strong lines. From the wire cages set up along the runway to the booklet of old photographs — of tennis courts, in particular — awaiting guests at their seats to the piping on the collar of one of the model's polo shirts, the theme quite truly underlined designer Felipe Oliveira Baptista's latest show. The offering also toyed with tennis in more ways than just intersecting lines: A-line skirts and wrap dresses showcased silhouettes primed for movement, and parkas and lightweight jackets — in clay browns and rosy beiges — provided the requisite structure. As the show notes alluded, Baptista "continues to flirt with the paradoxes of sportswear." And that line is most definitely clear.
Finding a chic carryall that can easily take you from lounging in the sand to drinks afterwards is a seasonal essential. This Summer, beach-worthy totes from Club Monaco, and Marc by Marc Jacobs feature a range of water-resistant and lightweight silhouettes that are as cool as they are functional.
Today, the Lacoste L!ve Coachella party continued for a second day, with Elijah Wood manning the turntables for the crowd. Yesterday, Katy Perry stopped to pose for photos with the classic Lacoste alligator as she arrived to the event. Katy, who has been making the rounds at the festival this weekend, donned a tropical-themed bra top and miniskirt by Dolce & Gabbana to the soiree; she even carried a matching pineapple purse. On Friday night, she took in some music at Coachella with her friends Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson. Katy was one of several recording artists and musicians at the Lacoste event over the weekend, where Alexa Chung played DJ and Rita Ora relaxed in the shade. Meanwhile, Chris Pine, Victoria's Secret Angel Alessandra Ambrosio, and The Carrie Diaries actress AnnaSophia Robb lounged in a cabana together during the hot desert afternoon, and brothers Joe and Nick Jonas stayed cool in hats and shades as they made the rounds.
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Felipe Oliveira Baptista's Fall 2013 collection for Lacoste made it seem as though he can predict the weather. This collection, sporty in its attitude and precise in its construction and presentation, featured prints of icebergs all too reminiscent of the masses of snow the show's attendees had to slog through on Saturday morning. The designer used boiled wool and mohair to give his outerwear extra warmth, and injected flashes of orange, blue, and bright green into an otherwise pale gray offering. Baptista used transparent rain slickers to protect some of his ensembles, but many of them looked warm enough to stand up to the elements on their own.
Lacoste's collection for Fall 2013 supplied clothing perfect for the blizzard we just endured. While we love the voluminous outerwear designer Felipe Oliveira Baptista sent out — some were even printed with icebergs — the most notable aspect of the collection was his cool use of colorblocking. For example, long coats featured geometric blocks of mostly subdued greens, blues, blacks, which were then paired against one very bright pop of orange. It was a streamlined revival of the '80s colorblock trend, albeit refreshed with a modern twist. Fitting then that the Lacoste Fall '13 show notes described this lineup as "tomorrow's vision of yesterday," and there's no better way to understand this mood than through its best colorblocked pieces. Keep clicking to see them now.
Fashion Week is best experienced live — but if watching the shows at the tents isn't an option, never fear: we're streaming some of the best shows live from New York right here. Lacoste, Mara Hoffman, Donna Karan, Tory Burch, Vera Wang, Michael Kors, Rachel Zoe, and Calvin Klein as they happen — take it all in with the video, and see our full schedule below.
Lacoste Sept. 8, 10am EDT
Mara Hoffman Sept. 8, 2pm EDT
Diane von Furstenberg, Sept. 9, 4p EDT
Donna Karan Sept. 10, 2pm EDT
Tory Burch Sept. 11, 9am EDT
Vera Wang Sept. 11, 11am EDT
Michael Kors Sept. 12, 10am EDT
Rachel Zoe Sept. 12, 10am EDT
Calvin Klein Sept. 13, 2pm EDT
After the torrential downpour that greeted editors on the way into the Lacoste Spring 2013 show Saturday morning, nothing could have been a more welcome sight than Felipe Oliveira Baptista's many variations on a plastic raincoat, whose seams were welded shut.
The rest of the brand's 80th-anniversary collection was similarly modern and forward-thinking. Baptista dug back into the house's archives for direction and took particular inspiration from its work in the '80s. A clean color palette of pure white was accented here and there with yellow, pale blue, and pink, while patterns included everything from rows of folded polo shirts to red clay courts and tennis balls arranged in eye-catching stripes.
"I wanted to find a new way of talking about the anniversary," Baptista explained, "but in a slightly quirky way, so I did that through the prints."
If the imagery was quirky, the clothes themselves exhibited the kind of athletic efficiency expected from a tennis brand. Slim-cut trousers, colorful polo shirts, and body-conscious dresses expressed that point, but luxurious pieces like a leather minidress covered in Lacoste’s trademark alligators elevated the collection beyond mere courtwear.