Posts for September 10th 2008
Despite being victim to yet another boutique robbery, handbag designer Anya Hindmarch is still going strong. Her collection for Target, ranging from $20 to $50, stays true to her signature style, and incorporates playful textures and colors such as patent finishes and rich colors. Styles include satchels, shoulder bags, and clutches.
The Sigerson Morrison for Target footwear collection, designed by CFDA award winners Kari Sigerson and Miranda Morrison, includes a wide array of studded and textured booties, pumps, and flats made in cool metallics and suede. Prices range from $30 to $40.
To see Sigerson Morrison's and Anya Hindmarch's collections for Target, read more
The whole Calvin Klein craze started 40 years ago when the designer's best friend Barry Schwartz lent him $10,000 to start a collection of women's coats. He's come a long way since then. In four decades, Klein has created a global empire with sub-brands like Calvin Klein Collection, Calvin Klein Jeans, and Calvin Klein Underwear. Klein practically made Kate Moss a household name by using her for several racy underwear ads, and was responsible for taking Christy Turlington to supermodel status. The list goes on and on. In celebration of the label's 40th birthday, take my fun little quiz about the man whose clothing has been worn by millions of people around the world.Take the Quiz
Here's what she has on:
- Dress: Target
- Belt: Marshalls
- Sweater: Old Navy
- Sandals: Old Navy
- Ring: Dillard's
- Earrings: Dillard's
- Bag: Forever 21
Congrats to dlmslp!
Everyone else, submit your looks and I might feature you on FabSugar!.
In a nutshell, Rachel searched far and wide for a red carpet dress for celeb client Joy Bryant, flew to NYC for a business meeting, met up with Michael Kors for brand expanding advice, styled Joy, attended the Art of Elysium Ball, oh and dropped major moolah on a Birkin bag, a Balmain dress, and a Chanel necklace. We also learned a few Zoe-isms — "That's bananas," "I die" and "Shut it down" — which I'm sure we'll be hearing over and over all season. Exciting!
Photo courtesy of Bravo
At a Monique Lhuillier show, all you really want to see are the gorgeous gowns. The smart and pretty separates are lovely, but those feminine gowns are the real spectacle. I'm sure my girl crush, Malin Ackerman, who was sitting front row, would agree.
Though the show notes said "Luxurious Tropical Island Chic," I also saw a country story here. With prints of wheat stalk and wicker, and corn field colors, the silhouettes were billowy and flowing. The fabrics and prints were more rustic, more rough. Embroidered belts, poetic sleeves, gold beading, and jeweled necks and armholes brought the romance we all know and expect from the red-carpet ready clothes.
In this group, I was more drawn to the cocktail dresses, with twisted halters and punchy colors. However, this natural tulle ball gown with draped tear skirt was a vision. The gold Wonder Woman belt and matching platform sandals brought the luxe to the next level.
For more lovely Lhuillier, read more
Lauren Conrad lives in Hollywood, but she recently went back home to participate in a homecoming fashion show at the first-ever Style Week at the Irvine Spectrum Center. As expected, she was greeted by a mob of The Hills fans and her proud family and friends.
But before showing off the Holiday 2008 line from her Lauren Conrad Collection, the reality star, who wore a white strapless dress from her line and Yves Saint Laurent platforms, hit backstage and made sure every detail was perfect. Between fixing models' hair accessories and wardrobe styling, she found a few minutes to pose for photos with her BFF Lauren "Lo" Bosworth and parents.
Nine West's creative director, Fred Allard, has chosen his top picks for Fall's Hot 9 Report. The report highlights key upcoming trends, inspiration behind styles, and how to achieve your favorite looks. According to Allard, there are a variety of trends to try on for size this Fall:
- Wild Skins: Sexy skins are in.
- Retro Show: Give a nod to the past with lady-like charm.
- Architectural Matter: Architecture matters with sculpted heels.
- Boho Chic: Your fringe benefits. Come and get them.
Get ready for Fall and shop these trends below.
I'm definitely open to experimental footwear and these Vince Camuto Magena Peep Toe Boots ($149) caught my eye for that reason. The only thing is, does it look like a boot wearing a turtleneck? I think this is one of those instances where I would have to see it on a foot to be able to judge it accurately. What do you think?