With the onset of every trend, we get a whole slew of goodies to choose from. Designers deliver the looks, while lower-priced retailers offer up their own styles. So, when it comes down to trendspotting, it's not always about the high-end merchandise — sometimes a find that saves us some cash is so spot-on that even we can't tell. Can you?
It's been a while since we've spotted Thandie. The actress made an appearance at the Into the Hoods street dance show in London looking chic and unique in a tiered Isabel Marant skit, artsy tee, and brown sandals. Her black tweed jacket adds a polished touch while delicate gold jewels hone in her slick style.
Lo Bosworth looked adorable in her floral dress while out at Industry in LA. Although her dress was daytime appropriate, she successfully made it look great for a night on the town with a pair of nude Yves Saint Laurent pumps and other neutral accessories. Check out the items here to get Lo's look now, day or night.
>> Over the weekend, The Imagist had tongues wagging with a rumor involving three designers shifting their current placement (or lack thereof): "Should it come true, would mean two major fashion houses are in line for a serious re-alignment. The three part scoop involves...(A.) one of fashion's most major designer retiring from a venerable house, making room for that complex and talented countryman of his (B....) jumping from his current house to the vacant throne. Which (C) then leaves another of fashion's most legendary brands open for a certain star talent to come out of the wilderness back into the luxury fold."
In response, a Fashin commenter posted: "If the 2nd blind item is the same one that has been floating around (Which I think it is), the keyword for it is 'Italian'..." And the Imagist commenters posited: "Armani retires. Pilati replaces him. Slimane to YSL. ?!?" This is all speculation, but Stefano Pilati's situation at Saint Laurent has been rumored to be tenuous.
>> Francois-Henri Pinault: Gucci Group "Moving Toward Fewer Logos" —The Phoebe Philo effect continues. Friday, when reporting on Gucci Group earnings, PPR chairman and CEO Francois-Henri Pinault noted: “Our groups are moving toward fewer logos, more discreet luxury. It’s a question of adapting our ranges very rapidly to this new perception of luxury, a luxury which is more subtle, more sophisticated — which is what we are doing.” This mode won't be hard to put into practice for a number of the group's brands, which already tend to do without much logoed merch — Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Yves Saint Laurent, and Bottega Veneta, for example — but it is a change of pace for the flagship brand, Gucci. [WWD]
If you're an online shopping fanatic like me, you've most probably memorized the styling and background of each retailer you visit. Barneys, Bergdorf, Shopbop, Anthropologie — each store has its unique signature flair. Being able to tell them apart is an art learned only through frequent splurging. Are you a shopaholic? If so, guess the online retailer just by looking at the product.
Summer is the perfect time to show off a cute pedi and scintillating shoes. Candy-colored flats, patterned platform pumps, and pretty nude tones are just some of what we spotted on celebs hot footin' around town. Take our quiz to see if you can guess the cutie by her slammin' Summer shoe — good luck!
We showed you Prada with Miranda Kerr, Dior with Karlie Kloss, and Chanel with Abbey Lee. Ready for another batch of fabulous Fall ads? Here they come. First up, Madonna continues to play hot housewife for Dolce & Gabbana. Love it! Enter to see a Scarlett Johansson Mango ad, as well as Miu Miu, Love Moschino, and Yves Saint Laurent . . .