The sensible dresser would balk at this outfit written down: neon with print with bright blue with a textured coat? It gives you vertigo just typing the words. Still, when we saw it all paired together on fashion editor J.J. Martin, we were pleasantly surprised. The neon acted as a neutral tucked into a statement pencil skirt, and a pale topper kept the overall effect light and bright (unlike a black or navy coat, which would've quickly weighed the whole thing down). She didn't play it safe with her accessories, either, using them to add extra bright doses. Instead of picking somber colors, it was vivid blue and cranberry for her bag and fur scarf, respectively. And the pumps, while nude, felt special thanks to a studded ankle strap. Want to re-create the entire look (or select pieces)? We've shopped it out below.
It was a good — actually great — style week for Kerry Washington. While promoting the new season of Scandal in NYC, the actress gave us a dizzying amount of looks to salivate over. At the She's Making Media: Kerry Washington event, she had an all-white moment in a sheer and striped off-the-shoulder gown and textured pumps. At the Scandal season three premiere, Kerry showed us she can work mega volume in a plaid Prada gown.
While hitting up the talk show circuits during the day, Kerry was pretty in pink in an embellished Tory Burch dress and navy Christian Louboutin pumps. She then switched to a bold red Max Mara sleeveless dress, accented with a long gold necklace and printed pumps.
For her last — but certainly not any less chic — looks, Kerry experimented with flirty prints. The first outfit was sheer floral Prabal Gurung number finished with black add-ons. The second look was a sleeveless Brood fit-and-flare dress punched up with yellow Jimmy Choo pumps. So now that you've seen all of Kerry Washington's impeccable looks this week, vote on your favorite below!
Filled with bold colors, striking prints, and a distinct point of view, Miuccia Prada's Spring 2014 collection is the vision of female empowerment. Sporty undertones are apparent, thanks to leg warmers and bracelets resembling sweat bands, but as a whole, the runway felt decidedly feminine with its bejeweled brassieres, cocktail dresses, and ladylike satchels. Watch and delve into Prada's vision for Spring 2014.
The silver screen's biggest stars hit the Emmy Awards red carpet, and it didn't take long for us to spot our fashionable favorites. For starters, Claire Danes brought it in a backless blush Armani Privé dress, and Allison Williams stood out from the flock thanks to her bold blue Ralph Lauren Collection gown. Kerry Washington gave us pure romance in her pale Marchesa dress with gold-thread accents and dimensional flowers, while it was all about the drama for Michelle Dockery's head-to-toe Prada ensemble. And perhaps earning most-improved status, Zooey Deschanel traded her normally ultragirlie style for a far more sophisticated J. Mendel dress. Although plenty of trophies were awarded at the ceremony, the winner of this best-dressed breakdown is just as important. Cast your vote below.
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On a red carpet of soft pinks and lavender, Michelle Dockery's deep, two-tone Prada gown did anything but blend in. The Downton Abbey star — who also wore shoes and an embellished clutch by the fashion house — wowed in a ruby-red duchesse-satin bustier top, which was fastened with a striking bow, and a burgundy silk radzmire skirt. Although this warmer color scheme wasn't necessarily a hot trend on the Emmys red carpet, it was all over the Spring 2014 runways at this month's New York Fashion Week. Does Dockery do the trend justice?
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We're accustomed to dramatic beauty looks on the Prada catwalk, and this year the models at Prada were an army of color that was akin to fashion-forward war paint. Brows were blotted out to make room for the colorful eye makeup. The troupe wore blue-gray and orange shadow that was smudged far across lids.
And for an even more dramatic feat, colorist Josh Wood was backstage creating custom colors for every single model in the show. "It's the first time it has ever been done," he told Vogue UK. "There were no hair pieces; every single girl had her hair colored specially for the show." The freshly colored hair was styled straight with a dramatic swooped bang, and some models wore feathered headwear and accessories. The nails were nice and neat, so there was nothing to clash with the beautiful colors.
Miuccia Prada brought color and art to her Spring 2014 collection — and in more ways than one. Her sparkly, multicolored designs were informed by the work of a number of contemporary artists, and so was the space where she showed her work. Prada commissioned artists Gabriel Specter, El Mac, Pierre Mornet, Stinkfish, and Jeanne Detallante to interpret the themes of femininity, representation, power, and multiplicity.
Those themes showed up on the clothes — sometimes literally. A number of the dresses and fur coats had the faces of the women in those artworks applied to them, and others were affixed with trompe l'oeil bustiers covered in glittering plastic stones.
This collection was about women, but it was also about art — the two things Prada clearly cares about the most.