Our favorite style setters let loose on social media this week, sharing cute snaps of their early-April activities with family and friends. Sisters Poppy and Cara Delevingne shared hugs with their fashionable pals Jessica Hart and Sienna Miller, and Margherita Missoni gave us a glimpse of her growing baby bump. While Jessica Alba and her stylish family kept it cool in pastels on Easter Sunday, fashion fixtures like Nicole Richie and Elin Kling celebrated the holiday in cool black-on-black looks. Miroslava Duma and Freida Pinto had us drooling over their high-fashion ensembles, while Lou Doillon and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley kept things silly with mustache mugs and bunny ears.
Margherita Missoni and Eugenio Amos, who married just under one year ago in a gorgeous Brunello wedding, are expecting their first child. And though the couple revealed the news to WWD a few weeks ago at the Vogue Talents Corner party in Milan, it wasn't until this week's CR Fashion Book party in Paris that their big news was apparent. Missoni, who wore a slim-fitting sparkling pink gown and draped silk jacket to the event, posed for pictures holding her stomach, smiling, and looking radiant all the while.
Update: Margherita Missoni told Grazia that she and her husband are expecting a baby boy — and they already have possible names picked out. "We are thinking to perhaps call him Lupo or Otto," she said. "But we shall see."
With no trace of her missing uncle, Vittorio Missoni, Margherita said news of her pregnancy couldn't have come at a better time.
"It was like a miracle or something that I would become pregnant at that time. Everyone especially my grandmother is going crazy for the baby," she said. "Not only is he the first of the fourth generation, but with everything with my uncle and the fact that he's a boy. It's like he's the baby Jesus!"
— Additional reporting by Justin Fenner
"Missoni is NOT launching a second line," Margherita tweeted on Friday, a day after The Wall Street Journal reported on the family's plans for a diffusion line. "We already have a second line and it's called M Missoni."
Earlier, Margherita had also tweeted to Elle UK that its story regarding the new line was "completely false."
Curiously, it was Margherita who was quoted in the Journal's story about the line, which the paper reported was spurred by the success of the family's popular collaboration with Target. Missoni reportedly said the diffusion line would be higher-priced than the Target offering. "I don't think I could put the zigzag on that," she said, referring to the price point.
The story was pegged to the methods Missoni has used to stay ahead of the curve.
"You need to evolve," Margherita said. "If you sit for a moment, you're not relevant in fashion anymore."
We've reached out to Missoni for comment, and will update this post when we have a response.
Missoni is NOT launching a second line. We already have a second line and it's called M Missoni.
— M Maccapani Missoni(@mmmargherita) November 16, 2012
@elleuk this is completely false
— M Maccapani Missoni(@mmmargherita) November 16, 2012
Photo courtesy of Yoox.
Margherita Missoni's legions of fans across the world have a chance to buy pieces of her eclectic wardrobe — and to support a good cause in the process.
Starting today, the ecommerce site will offer over 70 pieces from Missoni's vintage collection, including accessories, separates, and gowns, that range in price from $110 to $990. All but one of the pieces — a blue Pachamama sweater that Missoni's grandmother bought for her in London — are Missoni, and many of them have a special significance for her. In the video below, Missoni highlights a sweater that reminds her of New York and an evening gown she wore on the first work trip she took with her future husband. All proceeds from the sale will be donated to OrphanAid Africa, a children's charity Missoni has supported for nearly a decade.
"Sometimes life has really been too generous with me, and this is definitely the case with clothes," Missoni says. "But now it's time to release them and the energy which surrounds them. If I didn't, I would need life to be just as generous in terms of closet space, homes, and even more patience from my husband."
A look at some of the pieces from the sale here in the gallery.
Photos courtesy of Yoox.com.
Turbans have been a fashion statement for quite some time now, but we just spotted Kourtney Kardashian wearing a bright blue one with her printed Diane von Furstenberg dress in Miami, so we had to put it out there: would you wear a turban? Eva Mendes also recently wore a black satin turban with her lace Dolce & Gabbana dress, Karolína Kurková matched her gold sequin turban with her Rachel Zoe gown at the 2012 Met Gala, and Margherita Missoni sported a white turban with a beaded orange detail with her plunging printed Missoni gown. Would you wear — or have you worn — a turban like these daring celebs? Cast your vote, then leave a comment below. If your answer is yes, shop our favorite turbans below.
It's Fashion Week . . . again! And though this go-round is technically all about the men's shows, that doesn't mean there's any shortage of ladies' street style to inspire. So far, there have been head-turning appearances by Caroline Issa, J.J. Martin, Giulia Tordini, Eleonora Carisi, Margherita Missoni, and Anna Dello Russo — just to name a few. What have they been wearing? Oh, only the most eye-popping assortment of patterns, brights, and prints imaginable. All the chicness, here, in the slideshow.
Staying true to her bohemian style, Margherita Missoni got married to her Italian race car driver beau, Eugenio Amos, over the weekend in a charming small town in Italy. The wedding was held on a farm and included high-profile guests like Carine Roitfeld and Mario Testino (see a photo of the cute picnic-style "table" settings here). The bride wore a gorgeous silk floral-embellished organza Missoni gown — her good friend Giambattista Valli also helped design the gown — paired with a silver tiara and metallic gladiator flats. From the dramatic oversized sleeves to the intricate floral detailing, Margherita looked utterly flawless. Click the slideshow for more photos of Margherita in her wedding dress.
Margherita Missoni married her race car driver fiancé Eugenio Amos over the weekend in a flower-covered white silk Missoni gown created with Giambattista Valli's advice — or as she tweeted, "couture counseling." Later, she changed into a pale pink version of the same dress for the star-studded reception. "The dress was made by the women who saw me growing up, following my precise directions," she wrote.
The couple exchanged vows at the church of Santa Maria Annunciata in Brunello, Italy, where Tatiana Santo Domingo, Eugenie Niarchos, and Teresa Missoni served as bridesmaids. Afterward, a group of guests including Carine Roitfeld, Franca Sozzani, Charlotte Olympia Dellal, Mario Testino, Suzy Menkes, and Derek Blasberg headed to Angela Missoni's nearby estate for the reception. Fabiola Beracasa tweeted a picture of the wedding lunch, where guests dined al fresco seated on Missoni-patterned cushions. Before the celebration ended, the couple cut into a heart-shaped cake. It was, as Lauren Santo Domingo tweeted the "Best. Wedding. Ever."
Given her last name, it's no big shock that Margherita Missoni, the granddaughter of Missoni's founders, is into bright colors. The aspiring actress, who is currently living in NYC, always stands out in her printed Missoni dresses, and with Summer nearing, it's the perfect time to draw inspiration from her colorful ways. Get a closer look at Margherita in her eye-catching Missoni looks, then shop a few exact pieces as well as similar styles to help you get her spotlight-worthy look.
Cinco de Mayo is coming up on Saturday, so if you're still looking for the perfect outfit for all your drinking festivities, look no further than these nine celebrities. We particularly love Joy Bryant's Aztec-print minidress and denim shirt, Alexis Bledel's colorful straw bag that screams fiesta, and Solange Knowles's funky mixed-print outfit. Step inside to see way more celebs rocking colorful, Cinco de Mayo-ready ensembles to draw inspiration from.