Behold, all the inspiration you need in the way of Spring celebrity style moments. Right now, we're all about Jamie Chung's sweet minty shorts, Anne Hathaway's floral scarf, and Victoria's Beckham's orange-and-nude color pairing — but they're just the latest in a long lineup of floral-print, brightly hued, and totally copycat-worthy celebrity style moments so far this season. Click on to see how Chloë Moretz, Kate Bosworth, Lauren Conrad, and the rest of this celebrity fashion pack are taking on Spring's lighter looks.
Looking to update your warm weather wardrobe? Today, theoutnet.com just debuted a covetable lineup of romantic offerings from Valentino ranging from chic silk cocktail dresses to its iconic lace offerings marked up to 75 percent off. Check out our top picks: silk scarves for $58, crystal-embellished sandals for $499, and studded leather mini bags for $825. And, for the bride-to-be, there's a gorgeous wedding-appropriate appliquéd silk-organza dress up for grabs at $1,588. Click though to see our shopping wish list, then hop over to theoutnet.com for the full selection.
With the Spring galas in full bloom, we're looking to some of the most glamorous ensembles for nighttime inspiration (with a little outfit envy thrown in, too). Last night's Pikolinos Gala Dinner at the UN drew out supporter Olivia Palermo and her signature eclectic glamour. Meanwhile, The Breast Cancer Research Foundation's annual Hot Pink Party supplied a lesson in evening elegance, courtesy of NY style crew Tory Burch, Kate Hudson, and Elizabeth Hurley. If you're looking for more in the way of cocktail dressing inspiration — or just a little eye candy — click through for the rest of the celebrity styling fodder straight from this season's galas (thus far).
— Additional reporting by Hannah Weil
Easter is at the end of the month and we can't think of a better way to celebrate the festivities than in some pretty pastels. For styling inspiration, we're looking to seven stylish celebs to show us how pastels should be done. One way is with beautiful pastel dresses like Eva Mendes's yellow-and-pink lace Valentino — perfect for Easter Sunday — and Kate Mara's mint green Peter Som dress. While others, like Solange Knowles, provide a sharper take on this powdery finished. Want to see exactly how it's done? Step inside for more light-hued ensembles from Jessica Alba, Naomi Watts, Rose Byrne, Solange Knowles, and Jessica Lowndes.
If you needed proof of the pretty effect — or wearability — of one of this season's biggest color trends, Eva Mendes safely supplied both with her appearance for Vogue Eyewear in a sweet Valentino dress. Her pastel fit-and-flare is both right on trend and incidentally a perfectly timed look to inspired your Easter-dress shopping. Of course, if celebrating Easter isn't in your plans, we can think of a number of other reasons that you might need a femme fit-and-flare confection in you arsenal — like a Spring date, wedding, cocktail party . . . we could keep going. For now, we've supplied a few of our favorite pastel dresses to get one step closer to channeling Eva Mendes's fresh Spring-feeling glamour.
- Diane von Furstenberg is offering free Champagne and treats in all its boutiques tomorrow, March 8, in honor of International Women's Day. [Facebook]
- Lunch at the Louis Vuitton apartment and two seats at Victoria Beckham's next runway show are just a few of the prizes on offer from David Gandy's Ebay auction to benefit Comic Relief. Also up for grabs: a day spent with Gandy himself. [Telegraph]
- A number of handbags were stolen from Gucci's boutique in London last night after a black Mercedes-Benz crashed through the glass front doors of the flagship. [Telegraph]
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Designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli crafted Valentino's Fall 2013 collection with all the beauty and romance fit for a modern-day fairy tale. The lineup of modest silhouettes and school-girl inspired accents was finished in lace and embroidery making each look more precious than the next. See the entire collection right here.
- David Bowie has tapped longtime friend Paul Smith to design the official t-shirt for Bowie's upcoming album, The Next Day. [Vogue UK]
- Dita Von Teese debuted the first completely 3D printed dress, which was made out of powdered nylon and adorned with 12,000 black Swarovski crystals, at the Ace Hotel in New York. [Paper Magazine]
- Chanel has released a limited-edition collection of nail polishes to celebrate the opening of its new beauty boutique in Hong Kong. [She Finds]
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The finale at the Valentino Fall 2013 presentation in Paris was more akin to a line of schoolgirls walking to class than a high-fashion runway. (Not that there's anything wrong with that!) The models wore a single side plait that hovered near waist-length, and their styles were topped off with basic black headbands. To add to the girlish charm, the makeup palette was soft and subtle with skin-tone eye shadow, groomed brows, and nude lips.
The look: Casual schoolgirl plaits and natural makeup.
Who would wear it: A woman out for a weekend bike ride by the beach.
Trends: Braids never go out of style — whether you're 40 or 14.
The Valentino Fall 2013 collection read like a modern fairy tale, rife with romance, beauty, and femininity. Designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli drew inspiration from the paintings of Flemish masters, and it came through most clearly in the modest silhouettes and simple red, white, blue, and black color palette. Schoolgirl shifts were adorned with embroidered lace dickies, cuffed long sleeves, crisp collars, and faux front pockets; and for evening, those same accents appeared on a range of floor-length gowns, providing a more subdued kind of elegance for the Valentino woman. It wasn't all stunning eveningwear, though. A youthful sensibility was introduced via shorter minidresses — finished with scalloped edges and subtle colorblocking — and through slightly tougher leather-and-lace numbers. To finish, we saw the house's signature red come down the runway in an off-the-shoulder gown, along with a parade of insanely pretty blue gowns, either lace-covered, embroidered, tapestry-printed, or solid-hued. See it all here.