>> Taylor Tomasi Hill's mini collection for Lane Crawford launched this week in Hong Kong, and now it's available to shop online — worldwide. The seven-piece capsule — priced from $250 to $510 on LaneCrawford.com — embodies just the kind of irreverent chic that's made Tomasi Hill a street style favorite. Among the goodies: a strapless tux dress, a flippy sequined mini, vividly-hued floral-print pants, an ivory-and-hot pink pencil skirt, and a leather-and-lace blouse. "I am fond of things that don't necessarily look as they should go together," Tomasi Hill — who recently signed on as Moda Operandi's artistic director — explains. "Something unexpected always adds an element of interest to an outfit." Click through to see the entire collection — including the lookbook, which Tomasi Hill also styled and modeled.
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Baby, it's cold outside. As it gets increasingly chilly, we suggest you protect your precious digits with the latest assortment of gloves and hand warmers. From Zara's sleek leather gloves to cozy cashmere from J.Crew, we have you covered for every wintry outing. The best part? Everything is priced under $50. Just click the slideshow to see and shop our top 10 picks for Winter.
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>> Taylor Tomasi Hill has been captured innumerable times for her street style, but recently she sat for The Block, marking her "first experience being in front of the camera as a model. It was a bit intimidating at first."
In addition to mugging for photographer Tetsuharu Kubota's camera, Tomasi Hill explained the origins of her trademark red hair: "My mother has sported a fiery red mane for as long as I can remember. While in college, I went home to visit — with bright green streaks in my hair. She took me to the salon and asked if I wanted to try her red. An hour later I was a redhead for life." As for whether she'd ever return to her natural hair color: "I may branch out and try something else one day, but I believe I will always go back to red. My husband will occasionally mention that he would love to see me the way he met me, as a brunette, so one day I will do it for him."
She also talks about her newish gig as Sigerson Morrison's creative consultant: "I am going to be working closely with them to differentiate and refresh their two brands [Sigerson Morrison and Belle]. I’ve always been a fan, and hope that I will eventually see the collections develop into something that has my stamp and flavor."
And the other side project she's got going: "At the moment I am working with Lane Crawford’s fashion director, Sarah Rutson, to create a collection showcasing all my favorites. Pieces that are seasonless, some inspired by vintage treasures that I have had in my closet for years. One is inspired by a dress I wore to my first day on the job at W, Teen Vogue, and then Marie Claire. I will be traveling to Hong Kong in January, when the line is slated to hit shelves."
>> Paris Fashion Week is in full swing — and the street style looks seem to be getting better by the moment. Day three had Giovanna Battaglia and Anna Dello Russo looking chummy — and chic — as they giggled their way across the Tuileries in equally eye-catching ensembles: A bright orange shift for Giovanna, and an oversized pearl fascinator for Anna. Leighton Meester turned up wearing a ruffled white off-the-shoulder frock, while Olivia Palermo was spotted in a sheer maxi skirt and lace blouse combo complete with oversized jade earrings. There were also plenty of fancy pants in the mix: Taylor Tomas Hill wore a sequined pair, Margherita Missoni wore a velvet periwinkle style, and Susie Lau stunned in a wide-leg printed bright coral pair. Click through to see these and lots more — all from day three of Paris Fashion Week.
>> Since losing its original founders last March, Sigerson Morrison has been focusing heavily on refreshing its brand — and now they've enlisted Taylor Tomasi Hill to help. The Marie Claire style and accessories director has been tapped as the company's new creative consultant, and will not only advise on trend direction and concept development for Sigerson Morrison and its secondary line, Belle by Sigerson Morrison, but will also assist on future advertising and marketing initiatives. “Taylor is our style guru. We have such a respect for her and her taste level and trend knowledge and her vision in terms of fashion,” explained Susan Itzkowitz, president of Marc Fisher Footwear, the brand's parent company. The addition of Tomasi Hill is not the only change in motion at the company; a new design team has been established in Italy, and for Spring 2012 both lines will introduce new styles, materials, and silhouettes — as well as slightly lower price points.
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>> Taylor Tomasi Hill was recently snapped in Milan wearing a simultaneously unique and chic 'fit made up of a sweater and skirt from Marc Jacobs, a printed Equipment blouse, Celine clutch, and Louis Vuitton pumps. We're inspired by her feminine vibe, which she smartly contrasted with bold accessories. If you're feeling it too, shop our similar picks from Theory, Prada, and Stella McCartney to get the same look.
Left to right: Stella McCartney Print Blouse ($935), Eddie Bauer Sweater ($45), Theory Skirt ($235), Sequin Pyramid Bangles ($42), Prada Satin Clutch ($280), Charm & Chain Vintage Collection Vintage Cuff ($485), Gianni Marra Pumps ($138, originally $340)
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Drew Barrymore is no stranger to setting trends with her hair — when she went ombré, tons of fashionistas followed suit — and after debuting her new red locks at a book launch party, I'm sure we're going to see more ladies going red soon. Other gorgeous redheads like Julianne Moore and Marie Claire's style and accessories director Taylor Tomasi Hill also serve up great inspiration for working with copper hair — and since switching up your hair hue can be a great opportunity to experiment with new clothing colors, I've put together a few stylish looks that will not only complement but enhance your chic new shade.
>> Taylor Tomasi Hill recently hit the streets in Milan looking sporty chic in a grey and cobalt combo. Peep how her bright blue shirt peeks out, and we love her complementary sunnies and Celine clutch. To top it off, Tomasi chose funky sneakers as her footwear of choice — aching Fashion Week feet, perhaps? Get a similar look (we chose oxford flats over sneakers) with our picks from Marc Jacobs, J.Crew and Clemens en August.
Left to right: Butter Nail Polish ($14), Fitzwell Cobalt Poplin Shirt ($39), Kenneth Jay Lane Chain Hinged Cuff ($90), All Saints Cleo Bracelet ($50), Clemens en August Wrap Wool Skirt ($150, originally $600), Ray-Ban Wayfarer ($159), Prada Woven Oxfords ($590), Marc Jacobs Eugenie Clutch ($395), J.Crew Saturday Sweater ($70)
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>> There's been plenty of speculation on who might replace Julie Gilhart as Barneys's new fashion director — Virginia Smith and Sarah Rutson's names were both mentioned, and most recently, Taylor Tomasi Hill was fingered as a possibility.
Although the first two have said they're not taking the job — Tomasi Hill has not commented thus far — Barneys has not addressed any of the rumors, until this evening, when the retailer released the following statement: "As announced by Barneys New York on November 29th, the search for a new fashion director was launched by Daniella Vitale, chief merchant and executive vice president, who joined the company on December 1st. Contrary to recent speculative reports, no employment offer has been made as of this date to any person for the fashion director position."