The infamous red dress from Temperley's Spring 08 collection is now on sale at Net-a-Porter. Granted, it's still over two thousand dollars, but that's about a thousand less than it was originally. The warm toned silk chiffon gown has an old-hollywood feel with its structured bodice and floor sweeping length. The crinkled chiffon is sewn in a ruched diamond pattern and is marketed by Net-a-Porter as 'body-con'; a term they use quite frequently. The Net-a-Porter sale includes a large selection of recent Spring deliveries, marked from 25 to 50 percent off. That means Fendi bags, Bi La Li frocks, and Chloe pumps are just a little bit less than they were before. Let the rationalizations, the concessions, the 'just this once'-s start now. The official send off to any season, no matter how many times you're told it's the runway show, is, indeed, the sale. In other words, now we'll actually see fashionistas wearing the clothing they've been talking about for six months. For more, check out our spread of Net-a-Porter's best markdowns, and, a gallery of the Temperley Spring 08 collection below.
Temperley London's Fall collection was sexy siren times twenty. With a feisty mix of leather, chains, and zippers, alternated with flowing silk gowns, the looks were fit for a mafia princess. And that's precisely what Charlotte Tilbury, lead makeup artist for MAC, channeled with the hair and makeup. "The hair was very Michelle Pfeiffer," she said, "silky and thick from the '70s. So we came up with a smoky eye with raw, clean skin, and a slightly patted-down mouth. It's what a cool girl would wear today."
Cool girl indeed — who didn't secretly want to be the devastatingly sexy, effortlessly powerful Pfeiffer in Scarface? To learn how to re-create this smoldering look at home, check out this MAC guide.
There's a British invasion on the red carpet and the initiator is Temperley London. Only this is an intrusion we're happy to embrace. The red carpet is thriving thanks to Eva Mendes, Sarah Michelle Gellar, and Halle Berry, who have all chosen designer Alice Temperley's eye-catching, feminine and intricate creations for recent events. It's the vibrant turquoise of Sarah's gown, the criss-cross bodice on Eva's frock, and the papillon accent on Halley's LBD that bestows Temperley as the designer of the moment.
You can barely tell that Halle Berry is pregnant at the Palm Springs Film Festival Awards. For that, she owes thanks to Temperley London's Papillon Mini Dress ($1,625). It's a hefty price to pay for a dress you'll wear once, but not if you're a mega star. I take it she couldn't refuse the darling asymmetrical ruffle layer and the artsy knit yoke — top it off with a Rickard Shah clutch and you have Halle, the goddess.
A blizzard of winter white has blown through, hitting Kate Hudson, Eva Longoria, and Kate Moss along the way. It looks like it's affected you Fab girls too: your Fab Finds this week are definitely bleached with hospital-worthy shades of white!
The Fab Finder of the week is mellie_608, who found these hot white jeans. Every week the Fab Finder I announce Monday morning will receive either a TeamSugar or FabSugar baby tee shirt. I thoroughly enjoy perusing your Fab Finds every week, so dare to be a Fab Finding trendsetter and you just might win a Sugar tee!
- Earnest Sewn white stretch 'Harlan' skinny jeans, found by mellie_608.
- J. Crew Sherpa-lined Goosedown Puffer Jacket, found by daddio49.
- Miu Miu Oversized Matelasse Tote, found by Ashley2007.
- Boulee Jen Long Sleeve Blouse, found by pinkdragonfly.
- A Common Thread Button Top, found by kerish.
- Eddie Bauer Down Mittens, found by Country Betty.
- Moschino Cheap & Chic Double-breasted wool coat, found by pinkdragonfly.
- Temperley London Crochet-Trim Dress, found by mstinalin.
The Look: Criss-Cross Necklines Bold criss-cross straps are the latest twist on the classic halter neckline. Eva Mendes wore a Temperley London dress to a recent N.Y.C. event. "I played with a simple and very wearable silhouette by adding graphic strap details," says designer Alice Temperley of the dress. See more criss-crossing action here!Comments
We all love Target for bringing us designer duds for less, but when they look like this Alice Temperley for Target Crepe Skirtall, $30, I'm a little less excited.
The skirtall: we were friends in the early 90s, but since, we've become estranged. I'm not sure that I'm ready to kiss and make up just yet - our friendship almost seems better left in the past. What about you, are you ready to rekindle the skirtall flame?
Many have been on the fence about this trend, but if you haven't embraced it yet, Fab friends, it is time to get High & Waisted. I am a fan of the high waist - it can really accentuate a woman's figure - but I don't like overly dramatic high waists. A more conservative version for me please. Come Spring, there's high waists galore so hopefully you'll find your niche. To prepare yourself, check out some bright high waists at Phillip Lim, some quirky ones at Alice + Olivia and some sporty ones a la Cynthia Rowley.
(L-R: Tommy Hilfiger, Nicole Miller, Temperley)
Alice Temperley may be designing a collection for Target but that doesn't mean she doesn't tend to her high-end clients as well.
This Temperley 'Empire' Bag, $1,775, is the perfect way to welcome Fall with open arms. It's part of the label's Autumn/Winter '07/'08 accessories collection and it has all the right features for a Bag to Have. It can act as a shoulder bag or tote, has two handy pockets in front and the signature turn lock. What I admire most is the contrasting colors as well as the antique gold metal framing. And unlike many overly logoed purses out there, it's under the radar, which makes it more mysteriously appealing.
We've been seeing a lot of neutral, pretty makeup during fashion week, but bold color dominated the Temperley runway. Charlotte Tilbury, the MAC makeup artist who worked on the models, said that her idea was "1930s glamour meets new wave." Sure, this makeup isn't something you'd wear every day, but it's fun to see on Agyness here.
For details on the makeup used on the models, plus a way to pick up Temperley designs on the cheap, read more