>> New year, new bag. Prada launches the Pyramide: a clean-lined lady bag to go with all those chic midcentury roadster ensembles the brand sent down the runway for Spring 2012. Hitting stores mid-January, the Pyramide is made from woven-embossed Serrafino leather and comes in an array of colors — black, baby yellow, pale blue, and cherry red — all with contrast leather piping for just a hint of sporty '50s cool. Click through to get an up-close look, now.
Another day, another killer look for Kate Bosworth — this time the street-style pro outfits an easy take on skinny denim and seasonal booties. In a perfect play on proportion, adding an oversize tunic to supersvelte jeggings, the actress is both relaxed and impeccably chic. A luxe leather Prada bag furthers the polished vibe, as do a pair of wedged booties and Celine shades. Feeling inspired? Shop our editors' picks to channel Kate's effortless cool.
With December officially here, the New Year isn't far behind. So, as we prepare to welcome 2012, we're bidding 2011 goodbye with a look back at the most buzzed-about fashion news, favorite trends, and best celebrity style moments with the Best of 2011. To kick it off, we're turning our attention to the most talked-about items of the year — the fashion items that elicited the biggest reactions (be it good or bad). Jaws dropped when The Row's $39,000 backpack debuted, and stylistas all around the world swooned over Miu Miu's sparkly booties — all of our favorite celebs were spotted wearing them. We gasped at the arrival of Prada's creepers — and with them the term "flatform" forever became a part of our style vernacular — and, of course, lusted after Celine's structured tote all year long. Each piece gave way to endless gossip, praise, criticism, and obsession — now we're asking you to choose the one that had the biggest impact. Which was the most talked-about item of 2011?
>> It's just about that time of year when Resort collections start hitting the stores, and the campaigns are starting to pour in. See Arizona Muse swing for Louis Vuitton, Jac Jagaciak go Brigitte Bardot under the guidance of Ellen von Unwerth's lens for Christian Dior, Natasha Poly grope a nude statue for Fendi, and Guinevere van Seenus's creepy turn for Miu Miu — all the Resort 2012 campaigns so far, in the slideshow.
Olivia Wilde joined Eva Longoria and Zoe Saldana in LA to debut their Glamour Reel Moments project at The Director's Guild of America. Olivia ditched her open-face leather jacket and Prada sunglasses to reveal her stunning J. Mendel colorblock frock and fuchsia Brian Atwood pumps. Gold leaf earrings and a nude clutch completed her simple yet sophisticated style. Get her exact shoes and sunglasses here.
>> Prada is set to launch a jewelry capsule collection in November, consisting of crocodile cuffs and sparkly statement earrings, necklaces, and bracelets that are embellished with colored gems and resin roses. The collection, which hits Prada boutiques just in time for holiday shopping, is priced starting from 350 euros ($488). Fashionista has a look. [WWD, Fashionista]
Blair Waldorf glows in a printed Louis Vuitton frock in episode four of Gossip Girl. She pairs her dark-hued dress with multicolor python Alexandre Birman pumps, a neutral Prada bag, and two Sequin necklaces. We added a berry lip and nude nail polish to complete Blair's Upper East Side look. Get her exact bag with other like items when you shop now.
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Evan Rachel Wood made heads turn in a red full-skirt Preen dress and navy leather jacket while leaving her hotel in NYC. She styled her chic separates with patterned tights, cap-toe booties, and ultra glam Prada sunglasses. Miss Wood completed her celeb style with a matte lip and black shoulder bag. If you love Rachel's ensemble as much as we do, shop now to get her exact dress and sunglasses.
If you're looking to invest in a worthy Fall accessory, look no further than the duffle bag. As this trio of style-setting blondes proves, the arm candy exudes both fashion and function — and we love when those worlds collide in one lust-worthy creation. Kirsten Dunst and Kate Moss each opt for luxe, leather versions from Louis Vuitton, in their own respectively sophisticated hues, while Sienna Miller selects a covetable carryall from Burberry Prorsum's 2012 Resort. Each signals a polished finish for day-to-day basics, and seems particularly perfect in rich leather and deep colors for Fall. To channel the same classic-cum-cool style with your own luxe duffle, just shop our editor's picks.
Serena van der Woodsen mixed patterns like a pro while chatting up faux-cousin Charlie in episode 2 of Gossip Girl. Her fun and flirty ensemble — striped tank, floral Porter Grey skirt, and orange Topshop jacket — had perfect amount of prints and texture. Serena finished off her gossip-worthy style with an emerald Mulberry bag, colorful Oscar de la Renta earrings, and nude Prada sandals. Shop now to get her exact bag and earrings with other complementing items.
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