It may have been a snowy Friday evening in NYC, but that didn't put a damper on either Teresa Palmer's or Analeigh Tipton's outfit choices. In fact, the Warm Bodies starlets both donned sweet Springlike silhouettes for the film's screening, invoking a lighter, easier brand of styling. In effect, the ladies squared off in a sartorial battle of "who wore it best" last night, and we're letting you call the shots. But before you declare a winner, take a closer look at each chic contender's ensemble. Teresa paired a white Vera Wang embroidered crop top with a voluminous Vera Wang skirt, then finished it off with metallic Christian Louboutin sandals. Analeigh stepped out in an Alberta Ferretti sheer gray schoolgirl dress that got its charm via a seriously sparkly collar. Her black patent leather pumps completed the look. From our vantage point, we see two actresses that supplied outfit intrigue courtesy of key embellishment details, and still (expertly) managed to keep their respective looks fresh, youthful, and sleek. The question now is: who gets your best-dressed vote?
We're loving that the start of award season has Sandra Bullock back in the spotlight. While she didn't do the red carpet, she did glam up to accept her award — she's the first recipient of the People's Choice favorite humanitarian honors — opting for a slim-fit pinstriped pencil skirt and blue lace strapless top by Vera Wang. She offset the sophisticated feel with a flash of fuchsia on her pointed-toe pumps, then echoed the hue with a pop of pink on her lips. As for the rest, she didn't overdo the jewels, choosing just a bracelet and finishing with an oversize clutch in tow. What do you think of Sandra's return to the award show circuit?
Make sure to vote on all of our People's Choice Awards red-carpet polls here!
The line between dressing for the office and dressing for the opera gets obscured by rich damasks, fur trimmings, and gobs of costume jewelry in Vera Wang's Pre-Fall 2013 collection.
The offering is heavy on the kind of sparkle generally associated with dressing for a special occasion, but applied to clothing that would otherwise look like daywear. A shift dress cut from a shiny orange and gray jacquard looked utterly luxurious paired with leather elbow-length gloves, but the suit trimmed with silk ruffles at the shoulders turns up the glamour in a different and unexpected way.
Photos courtesy of Vera Wang.
Engaged or single, you'll love Vera Wang's latest Spring '13 wedding collection for David's Bridal. The White by Vera Wang collection, priced from $600 to $1,700 for a wedding gown and $158 to $198 for a bridesmaid dress, features gorgeous, signature Vera Wang details — at an affordable price. For the bride, Vera created ethereal tulle and organza gowns in classic ivory and white hues, and for the nontraditional beauty, a stunning light peach ombré confection. Meanwhile, bridesmaid gowns featured dresses swathed in a rainbow of pretty hues. The White by Vera Wang collection will be available to shop in stores and online at the end of this month. See the lookbook now and tell us which look is your favorite.
The latest Fall 2013 bridal collections are here and you don't have to be engaged to swoon over the gorgeous wedding gowns from the likes of Marchesa, Vera Wang, and Douglas Hannant. Top trends highlight mermaid silhouettes, intricate beading detail — like this breathtaking '50s-inspired beaded and tulle dress from Marchesa — and a heavy presence of lace embroidery. See our roundup of the most dreamy wedding dresses from the Fall '13 collections so far, and tell us which one you're swooning over in the comments section below.
All the news bits fit to print.
- Could Victoria Beckham be pregnant with a fifth child? An insider says the designer declined to drink while celebrating the Spice Girls' performance at the Olympics this Summer, where she also talked "about having some strange food fads." [The Cut]
- Former WWD reporter Amy Wicks is now the contributing fashion news editor for Glamour.com. [@AmyWicks01]
- Select photographs from Scott Schuman's new book, Closer, have been turned into posters and are on sale for $40 each. [The Sartorialist]
- In related news, Yoox.com has started selling art in addition to the designer clothing, shoes, and accessories already available on its website. "The art world has evolved and buyers are keen to access art online — it's on their radar now," said the company's founder and CEO Federico Marchetti. [Style.com]
- Alexa Chung says the book she's working on will not be a style bible. "It's more like just imagery I find interesting and it's going to have a sense of humor," she explained. [Fashionista]
- Vera Wang's bridal show is scheduled for Friday — but she won't be there. She'll travel to Cambridge, MA, to join her daughter Josephine for Parents' Weekend at Harvard. [WWD]
To see what's next for her — and to find out what she does on her off days — read on for the Q&A.
After last season's abstract exploration in opposites, it's nice to see Vera Wang delve into something softer for Spring 2013. The designer looked to the "romantic beauty and sensuality of India," and thus the pieces on offer here were tinged with a far-flung sense of Eastern exoticism. But don't go thinking that means saris and sarongs. Nope, that's far too literal an interpretation for a designer as elegant as Wang. Instead, these were clothes that, with their feminine plays on proportions, rich jewel tones, and dazzling textural embellishment, were steeped in modern wearability. And they were all the more captivating for it.
Vera Wang was on top of her game for Spring '13, showing a truly magical, India-inspired collection filled with beautiful colors and refreshing silhouettes. Her story started out with a crisp helping of white skirts, either pleated or tulip-shaped, paired with embroidered tops. Then came the drama: complex lace jacquard trousers, chantilly lace shifts, silk faille dresses, and even slim-fitting bermuda shorts were swathed in rich hues of deep ocean blue, purple, and forest green. All of which showed off Vera's eye for intricate details like jeweled epaulettes and necklines adding just the right amount of sparkle and shine. The show ended with a red-carpet-worthy gilded v-neck embroidered gown — which lucky celebrity will get to wear this one? Bravo, Vera.
- Trends: Bermuda shorts, embellishment, lace, sheer detailing, jacquard, tulip skirts.
- Colors: White, blue, navy, purple, forest green, chartreuse, gold.
- Key Piece: There were actually two: the purple silk faille off-shoulder dress and the forest-green lace sheath.
- Accessories: Tall, nude-colored, ankle-wrap platform sandals.
- Who Should Wear It: Those lace sheaths have Kate Bosworth's name written all over them; Nina Dobrev would also stun in the purple off-shoulder dress.
Fashion Week is best experienced live — but if watching the shows at the tents isn't an option, never fear: we're streaming some of the best shows live from New York right here. Lacoste, Mara Hoffman, Donna Karan, Tory Burch, Vera Wang, Michael Kors, Rachel Zoe, and Calvin Klein as they happen — take it all in with the video, and see our full schedule below.
Lacoste Sept. 8, 10am EDT
Mara Hoffman Sept. 8, 2pm EDT
Diane von Furstenberg, Sept. 9, 4p EDT
Donna Karan Sept. 10, 2pm EDT
Tory Burch Sept. 11, 9am EDT
Vera Wang Sept. 11, 11am EDT
Michael Kors Sept. 12, 10am EDT
Rachel Zoe Sept. 12, 10am EDT
Calvin Klein Sept. 13, 2pm EDT