What happens when one of the coolest brands around hooks up with stylish celebrities with social consciences? The Rag & Bone holiday gift guide, of course! Stars like Christy Turlington Burns, Eddie Vedder, and Lily Aldridge picked charities close to their hearts, along with selected products they love from Rag & Bone. From now through Dec. 11, Rag & Bone will donate 10 percent of the sales of those specific items to the designated charities. And if that wasn't enough, the brand is also matching the money raised. Do good, gift good: it's our favorite holiday mantra. We've picked a few of our favorites, but to see the full guide, head to rag-bone.com.
The piece: American Eagle "Totes Amaze" Sweater
The price: $50
Why we want it: Sometimes you want your clothing to telegraph the message that you are to be taken very seriously, like when asking for a promotion or meeting your boyfriend's parents for the first time. Other times, you really just want to be thought of as fun. Enter this sweater, which cracked me up when I saw it a few months ago at the American Eagle preview. I'm still chuckling at it, and that's a good thing. And it's a nice break from my constant parade of animal sweaters. Bonus points for having a pop of POPSUGAR pink.
For the fourth edition of the "Les Envies" capsule collection for Nina Ricci, designer Peter Copping kept it simply sweet and wearable. With touches of lace, a delectable cherry print, and styles that go from day to night, this is a collection meant for the woman on the go. No wonder that the models featured in the lookbook for the collection are actual real women, with careers ranging from actresses and students to businesswomen and journalists. Don't you feel more Parisian just looking at them? Click through to see the full Nina Ricci "Les Envies" Fall 2014 collection.
With temperatures dropping into the 30s in NYC, you might expect bikinis to come off the shopping list for most girls. But turns out, it's the swimwear and sweet dresses that're really moving in Nicky Zimmermann's new flagship boutique on Mercer. "I’ve been watching the customers, and their comments are that they can get a swimsuit, but they can get a little dress or a printed pant, and it’s very resort, but they can still walk around in New York in August in it," Zimmermann told POPSUGAR at the party for her new store.
And who better to understand the need for a beach getaway in December than a native Australian? But when it came to any difference between the chic girls of NYC and the laid-back girls of Sydney, she demurred. "I believe that [the NYC customer] is the same girl that we sell to in Sydney. I really don’t think they’re any different. They dress the same, they like the same things, they are in completely different countries, but they’re just very much into the same thing."
And that means the sweetly feminine designs that Zimmermann is known for! And if you think that the Spring and Resort pieces are only for holidays away, think again and take a styling tip from the recent shoppers in the new flagship. "I’m watching girls try on little strapless dresses and wearing tights and black boots and a coat over it. . . . Because, here, everywhere you go, you’re boiling hot once you’re inside!" the designer said. So, there you go. Layer your Summer dresses over tights and boots (and, might we add, a turtleneck), throw on a coat, and you're ready to go. Visit the Zimmermann boutique if you are in NYC at 55 Mercer St.
On-trend clothing that will last past the season and doesn't cost an arm and a leg? And is made in the USA? Sounds like a lot to ask for (especially the part where it's almost all under $150), but that's exactly what StyleSaint is doing. Standout pieces include a perfect silk camisole ($42), a little lace mini ($74), and a cool girl army jacket ($98). We chatted with überstylish founder Allison Beal about why she decided to go into direct to consumer ecommerce and that elusive LA style.
The piece: Clare Vivier Gold Flat Pouch
The price: $195 at Piperlime.com
Why we want it: You know how celebrities always seem to have just the perfect bag for every occasion? Well, we think we've found the perfect piece to give you that effect without having to hire a stylist. This Clare Vivier pouch has it all: room for your phone, wallet, and keys; a holiday sparkle without being too much; a sweet bow to add more detail; price tag under $200. And we love that you could toss it into your tote in the morning and just pull it out for a day-to-night party. What more could you ask for? (OK, having that stylist dress us every day sounds awesome, too).
Once called "the Fabergé of our time" by no less than Diane von Furstenberg, Joel Arthur Rosenthal (or JAR) is known for his exquisite fine jewelry and objets d'art created only for handpicked clientele in his Place Vendome atelier. But now, over 400 of his pieces will be on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC, and what an exhibition it is! Flower petals drip with rubies as though they are wilting from the sheer weight of the stones. A zebra mane glitters with diamonds, while a ram gets its wooly fur out of strings of the most delicate pearls. Click through to see more of his stunning pieces, and see the exhibition if you can in person beginning on today, Nov. 20.
OK, so Kim Kardashian went topless in the new Kanye West video for "Bound 2," but we're more interested in what's actually on his top. As always, Kanye is ahead of the fashion curve in a plaid patchwork shirt that's a little punk, a little grunge, and totally enviable. No sunset needed to rock these picks. Shop the look below, and watch the video in all its glory above.
From hosting her recent store opening in LA to starring in her campaigns for almost a decade, Milla Jovovich can claim more than a passing friendship with Isabel Marant. So who more appropriate to dish on the collection on the eve of its opening to the public? (It's almost totally sold out. We know. We feel your pain). Read on to see what the charming beauty said of her designer pal yesterday.
It's that time of year: the leaves are changing colors, there is a nip in the air, school's starting again, and our thoughts are turning to a new pair of jeans. To help you prepare, we have all the best trends for the season along with street style inspiration on how to wear them. Click through it all now, or go straight to what you're looking for with our handy index below.
Think pink . . . for Fall? As counterintuitive as that may sound, designers had everything from pale rose to fuchsia on the brain for the Fall/Winter 2013 season, as evidenced by Carven (left) and Céline (right). Luckily, this is one runway look that you can snag at any price. Try pairing these with gray or cream for a soft look or go totally bold with black or white for an optic approach. So whatcha waiting for? Let's get shopping.Zara Long Pink Coat ($139) Topshop Teddy Fur Pea Coat ($158)
The piece: Kenzo Kalifornia Bag
The price: $1,190
Why we want it: Kenzo already cornered the street style scene with its now-iconic eye print, thanks to creative directors Humberto Leon and Carol Lim. And now they have their eye on being the makers of the newest must-have bag around, launching their biker-inspired Kalifornia bag with a star-studded bash in LA. We love it for its unexpected pop of baby blue, its roomy shape, its twist on colorblocking . . . OK, fine. We just want to get a head start on next season's Fashion Week Street Style bracket.
OK, Kate Moss. You win. Your Halloween costume beats our efforts for Day of the Dead. So unless you are loaning us Jamie Hince as arm candy, we've gone out to find our own solutions to celebrate the iconic post-Halloween holiday. If you want to go as bold as Kate, we don't blame you, but that keychain below is looking mighty good to us.
Marant took time out of her hectic schedule to sit down with POPSUGAR Fashion just hours before her glittering launch party in Paris, but busy is the name of the game for Marant, who along with her highly anticipated H&M collaboration, designs both her namesake and Etoile Isabel Marant lines of RTW, jewelry, accessories, and those much-loved shoes. And it’s a personal approach, as the designer says she tries everything on herself. “For clothes, it's a lot about attitude. How do you feel in it? You only find out when you try it on.”
So, what happens when Marant turned her eye for the first time to menswear for the H&M line? Marant admits that it took more time to develop the men’s line than the women's line (those are iterations on her favorite pieces from previous collections). Marant tells us, “I mean, it was quite a challenge for me when I started. It can not be same approach [to menswear]. It can't be exactly the same fabric or texture. It needs to be much tougher, rougher for men. I had to practice it a little.” Is she happy with the final result? “Very,” she confirmed with a wide grin.
Disclosure: We were excited to be part of a small group of journalists brought to Paris by H&M to attend the event.
Isabel Marant for H&M celebrated the upcoming release of the line in stores with the global launch party in Paris. From old-school hip-hop to Hollywood's most stylish stars, it was a bash to remember. And did we mention it was the first chance to shop it? We were on the scene to report it all.
How do you celebrate the most anticipated collaboration of the Fall? If you are Isabel Marant and H&M, you re-create a Paris street scene from the '90s (complete with a roller rink and functioning food stands) inside a tennis dome. Stars like January Jones and Freida Pinto turned up to sample the crepes, see a creative presentation that ended with models dancing on the bar bathed in glittering confetti, and watch Grandmaster Melle Mel and Sugarhill Gang do a blazing, old-school hip-hop set. Did we mention the "souvenir" shop with the entire collection for sale to a more-than-eager crowd? Now that was a shopper's delight. Click through to see more of the party (and check it out on video!), and check out the whole Isabel Marant for H&M collection (on sale Nov. 14).
Disclosure: we were excited to be part of a small group of journalists brought to Paris by H&M to attend the event.
POPSUGAR: What inspired you to work with denim originally?
Matt Baldwin: I've been buying, fitting, selling, and designing denim for the last 10 years. It's the one category that has the broadest market reach with the most excitement every season. Logically first with denim for the Baldwin brand.
PS: What makes a great pair of jeans to you?
MB: Fit is always first and foremost in my mind, but fabric selection is a fast follow that you need to pay attention to. The two combined will dictate how often you will wear the jean and how far down the road it will take you.
PS: Why did you decide to branch out into womenswear?
MB: For Baldwin Denim and Collection, women's was a natural extension of the line. I always wanted to have a women's collection but knew that my men's line had to be established first. I took that cue from Ralph [Lauren]. Guys won't buy jeans from a women's denim brand that happens to have a men's line. However, women aren't afraid to grab their boyfriend's clothes.
PS: What is the one thing that surprised you the most in the process of developing the women's collection?
MB: A women's line brings sweating the details to the next level. I have really enjoyed taking all the aspects that women love about menswear and making pieces that are feminine and sexy, the way women's clothing should be. It's been a really enjoyable process.
PS: How do you develop the washes and the patterns for the collection?
MB: Baldwin Denim and Collection's washes are based off our customer breaking in their dry denim, reclaiming the pieces back from the customers, and taking them to our wash house to replicate the original jean, thus creating amazingly authentic washes. Every wash has a story behind it, and it is something our customers love about Baldwin.
PS: True or false: Jeans are the sexiest thing a woman can wear.
MB: TRUE! It's amazing when a woman wears a jean that fits her really well. When a pair of jeans fit a woman well, she'll turn heads as soon as she enters the room.
You've already cast Kate Moss in your ad campaign and acquired famous fans like Olivia Palermo and Miranda Kerr, so how else does Stuart Weitzman celebrate the 20th anniversary of his iconic over-the-knee 5050 boot? Open a digital pop-up shop on Gilt.com with exclusive styles, including a $10,000 pair hand-covered in 25,000 Swarovski crystals! Starting today at 12 p.m. EDT, a 20-piece capsule collection of the thigh-high style will go on sale for 20 days only (are you sensing a theme?). Ten of the styles are limited edition, so this may be your only chance to snap that pair of zebra ones you're eyeing. Prices range from $598-$890, with the exception of those pavé boots.