For the fourth edition of the "Les Envies" capsule collection for Nina Ricci, designer Peter Copping kept it simply sweet and wearable. With touches of lace, a delectable cherry print, and styles that go from day to night, this is a collection meant for the woman on the go. No wonder that the models featured in the lookbook for the collection are actual real women, with careers ranging from actresses and students to businesswomen and journalists. Don't you feel more Parisian just looking at them? Click through to see the full Nina Ricci "Les Envies" Fall 2014 collection.
Sometimes, the easiest looks in the world can be the prettiest, and this was proven by the beauty look at Nina Ricci's Spring 2014 show. To match the gauzy, lace-filled collection, the beauty look was simple, soft, and breathtaking. Hair was slung in low, loose ponytails that were tied with a black ribbon. A center part made way for some slight volume at the crown for a look that was modern but with a hint of vintage. Bronzy shadow was blended around the eyes, which were framed with brushed-up, filled-in brows. A dash of pink across the lips was accentuated with touches of gloss along the models' Cupid's bows and below their lower lips. This is a gorgeously feminine look we can't help but try ASAP.
As the first model walked onto the runway of the Nina Ricci Spring 2014 show in Paris, a sheer white curtain began unraveling, following her around the bend. The gauzy backdrop was perfect for Peter Copping's latest collection, which was nearly all white (though in many assembled shades like alabaster, chalk, plaster, and porcelain, to name a few). With an ultrafeminine take on suiting, glittering tweed jackets, and refined accessories — we have our eye on the new signature bag, an envelope clutch with a metal at-the-palm handle, and heels with carved moldings — this offering was modern yet romantic as ever.
Peter Copping's collection for Nina Ricci goes straight to the heart of Resort dressing: the idea of avoiding the mid-Winter doldrums with a glamorously sunny escape. Perhaps most noticeable — and exciting — from his collection were the diverse array of printed silk dresses, whose soft draping meeting strong colors and bold patterns provide the perfect antidote to dreary Winter days.
The dresses set the tone for a playful, feminine, and sophisticated collection of garments whose largely unstructured silhouettes emphasized ease above all else. White lace dresses, chicly draped tops, and sumptuous ruffled blouses were paired with silky skirts and unstructured outerwear. Even pieces in tweed — a decidedly more structured fabric — were rendered in brilliant color and lively silhouettes that showed this collection is about having fun. Everything down to the evening wear — a meticulous study of drapery — was presented without pretense while retaining every bit of polish. Get ready for the seasonal escape of a lifetime.
Tom Cruise's latest leading lady, Ukrainian actress Olga Kurylenko, lights up the big screen in Oblivion. But the former Bond girl's high-fashion choices have also been drawing major attention on red carpets worldwide. At the most recent Oblivion premiere in Japan, Kurylenko stepped out in a gorgeous striped Dior ball gown, but she's treated us to a variety of glamorous looks on every stop of her promo tour. For the Hollywood premiere, she took the plunge in a sexier Burberry number; in Taiwan, she gave us high fashion in a Balmain minidress with gold Jimmy Choo sandals — for more from Oblivion's leading lady, just keep clicking.
Peter Copping brought drama to the Nina Ricci Fall 2013 presentation, positioning sisters Katia and Marielle Labèque at Steinway grand pianos in the middle of his runway to play the Philip Glass song "Two Movements for Two Pianos" as the background music to the show.
Peter Copping stuck to what he called a "resolutely graphic palette" for the Nina Ricci Fall 2013 show, using predominantly black, white, and crimson red for the feminine collection. With nods to 1950s silhouettes in sleek skirtsuits and sporty motifs like fur-trimmed layers, it was a collection made for a modern Grace Kelly. The presentation itself was also fit for a princess, as the sister duo of Katia and Marielle Labèque played at nested Steinway grand pianos placed in the middle of the gleaming red runway. Click through to see the full collection.
Talk about romantic gestures. In Nina Ricci's Spring 2013 campaign, Arizona Muse is captured in a whirlwind of what appear to be flower petals.
Closer inspection reveals the petals in Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin's photos are actually small disks of pink paper fluttering to the ground. Art directed by stylist Alex White and Malin Ericson, the ads call to mind the swirl of flower petals that fell from the ceiling at Peter Copping's Spring 2013 show for the brand last September.
An exclusive first look at the campaign here in the gallery.
Photo courtesy of Nina Ricci
We spotted several stylish celebs working chic ensembles this week, but there were a handful of trendsetters who were extra inspiring. Kourtney Kardashian showcased a sophisticated take on colorblocking in Miami, Anne Hathaway dazzled in a sequined Nina Ricci dress at a star-studded event in NYC, and Kristen Stewart styled a holiday-chic duo in Marin County. But that's not all; Miranda Kerr inspired us to work our white denim for a sweet vacation-ready style, while Olivia Palermo's all-black ensemble held the key to monochromatic success. Cruise through to get a closer look at this week's top styles, then draw inspiration from their spotlight-worthy fashions for work, play, or a holiday soiree.
If you are on the hunt for a holiday dress with an extraordinary wow factor, look no further than Anne Hathaway's latest red-carpet look. The brunette beauty styled a sequin Nina Ricci dress with gold Stella McCartney shoes at the Museum of the Moving Image in NYC. As if Anne's sparkling separates weren't dazzling enough, she took her flawless look to new heights via a mirrored Jill Milan box clutch, brilliant studs, and a few diamond bracelets. Re-create this glamorous look by pairing one of these eye-catching sequin dresses with strappy gold sandals and a mirrored clutch for a holiday soiree or take it to the max with this flirty sequin Rebecca Taylor mini ($277, originally $395) for New Year's Eve.