Are you ready for some purple rain? Pantone just announced the color of the year for 2014 — radiant orchid. A happy mix of fuchsia, purple, and pink undertones, the new hue is said to "inspire confidence and emanate great joy, love, and health." Get a head start on the booming color trend with our top picks featuring head-turning earrings from Kendra Scott, perfectly polished dresses from Tibi, and beautiful bags from Milly and Proenza Schouler.
Some stars wear black and white, and others stick to black or white, as we learned at last night's Gotham Independent Film Awards. Rashida Jones, Lupita Nyong'o, and Shailene Woodley picked their sides in the battle, and the lines were clearly drawn.
Rashida went stark in Proenza Schouler's viscose black crepe dress, while Lupita was the most ladylike of the crew in head-to-toe Lanvin, namely the label's grosgrain bowed strapless white dress. Landing somewhere in the middle, Shailene mixed things up with a combination of the two in Calvin Klein Collection's textural halter dress. Which dress is your palette of choice?
It was a major night for stars and fashion at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards, held at New York's Carnegie Hall. With style standouts like Rose Byrne (in Jonathan Saunders), Liya Kebede (in Proenza Schouler), and Lily Collins (in Julien Macdonald) taking the spotlight for the empowering night, finding a favorite honoree was a difficult task.
See what all the women wore, and find out why the 2013 ceremony will be one we'll be discussing long into next year (we're talking to you, Lady Gaga!).
There's something new in store for Nordstrom: Pop-In. Curated by Nordstrom's director of creative projects Olivia Kim, Pop-In is a series of themed shops that have opened in eight select stores and online. So don't be too shocked if the next time you walk into your favorite flagship, you find yourself whisked off to an intimate Paris boutique!
For this debut incarnation, Kim and architect Rafael de Cárdenas took a trip to France, paying homage to the country with a range of très chic products from Olympia Le-Tan, Maison Kitsuné, Kenzo, Proenza Schouler, Venessa Arizaga, Saint James, and Rodarte — to name a few.
"I want to share my French crush with you," Kim mused. "For a short time, you can shop a collection of goods, including limited-edition and exclusive items, from some of my favorite French designers and friends who joined with us to celebrate this amour de Paris." Not able to pop in? Click through for a look inside the topiary design.
Exciting news coming out of the beauty world: MAC Cosmetics is joining forces with übercool label Proenza Schouler on a collaboration that's sure to be amazing. "I have always respected [designers] Jack [McCollough] and Lazaro [Hernandez]'s keen vision and point of view," James Gager, creative director and senior vice president of MAC Cosmetics, said. The collection will feature eyeliners, ombré face powders, lipsticks, lip pencils, nail laquers, and a powder brush.
And while there is no official word on what the collection will look like, MAC has teased that it will be inspired by one of Proenza Schouler's past collections and that the packaging will be extremely unique. "Beauty has always played a huge role in what we do on the runway, and MAC has been one of our biggest supporters," McCollough and Hernandez said in a statement. "We wanted to create something that the Proenza Schouler woman could relate to off the runway, and the MAC brand is so deeply rooted in fashion that we knew they would understand our vision." Look for the collection to drop April 2014.
One of the perks of an early morning show is that the model's come in with clean hair. For the Proenza Schouler presentation, lead hairstylist Paul Hanlon embraced the hair's natural texture to create a skater chic, California girl look. He let the flyaways near the crown and front remain but added Fekkai Glossing Conditioner ($25) as a leave-in at the ends for a weighed-down and separated appearance.
The makeup look was bare bones. In fact, the only thing you'll need to re-create the look is MAC Extra Dimension Blush in Pleasure Chest (coming in Spring). Lead makeup artist Diane Kendal used her fingers to apply the powder for the lightest application. Honey rounded out the beauty look with a manicure using MAC nail polish in Delicate ($16).
Tucked away inside the many pleated skirts in Proenza Schouler's Spring 2014 collection were shiny metallic strips that were exposed as the models walked down the runway. In fact, this collection included a lot of shiny elements, including metallic knits, floral necklaces, and business-card-size buttons on a few well-tailored, serene-looking coats. Click through to see the collection.
You don't need a seat to see Proenza Schouler's Spring 2014 show. One of the hottest events of New York Fashion Week (and among the hardest tickets in town) is bringing the runway to your computer! Watch now as the models hit the catwalk in what are bound to be the styles you'll be coveting next season.
Kate Beckinsale indulged in a little retail therapy in Beverly Hills over the weekend, and she made sure to stand out while doing it. She started with this black-and-white A.L.C. dress ($595) with mixed prints and roomy pockets, then added two key accessories: black ankle boots with cool strap detailing and a neon yellow crossbody bag. Her dress was interesting on its own, but the add-ons really breathed new life into it. Make all your upcoming excursions that much more exciting by mimicking Kate's latest look — shop similar pieces below to get started.