Posts for June 15th 2009
Jessica Alba went the low key route while vacationing with her family in France. She looked comfortable and cute in gray skinny jeans, a black and white checked top, and black peep-toe flats. Her casually wrapped pashmina added some style to this otherwise basic outfit. Shop a similar ensemble now.
The same night she attended the Omnipeace's "Stamp Out Violence" event at STK, budding vampire Ashley Greene attended Rock & Republic's new store opening in LA. There, she confided, she can't wear anything by the denim brand in her role as Alice in New Moon: her wardrobe is more Audrey Hepburn-esque, albeit a "pretty bad ass" one. Remember her clothes in Twilight? Sweet, not very sour. In further New Moon wardrobe news, Ashley will cruise in her yellow Porsche wearing a gray ombré jacket by Michael Kors. “We had a lot more [money and time] to work with," Greene revealed. Upgrade.
Claudia Schiffer dropped her kids off at school in London, looking pretty and colorful in a lavender blouse and matching YSL Downtown tote bag. She kept her outfit simple, wearing minimal accessories and nude wedges, all the while looking as beautiful as ever. Shop a similar ensemble now.
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When I think of Donna Karan, here's what comes to mind: draping, bodysuits, DKNY, womanly, classic, zen. When I met Donna Karan at a recent event at Neiman Marcus in SF, all those thoughts flooded me. But it wasn't overwhelming because Donna calmed me down with a (zen) fashion mantra: "Fashion is not all about what's on the outside. It's what you wear on the inside that also counts." I pondered that all day . . .
Prepondering, I witnessed an intimate runway show of her Fall collection. The charming senior vice president and fashion director of Neiman's, Ken Downing, served as co-maestro. Donna disclosed that she finds microphones "annoying. They're not genuine." And according to Downing, DK's collection was his high point at Fashion Week. "I love this collection," he said. On with the Donna!
- Donna on her Fall collection: Her collection was a reflection of the past, present, and future. It's also empowerment for women. It's not just about designing. It's necessary to be intentionally thoughtful.
- Donna on the resurgence of shoulder pads: "We've got a lot on our shoulders right now," DK said, referring to the economy. Ken said, "You can carry a lot more with those shoulder pads." Shoulder pads make hips appear narrower. Nobody gains weight on the shoulders, she said, referencing the cold shoulder dress.
To hear more Donna dish and to see more runway photos, read more
Kate Moss strolled through the streets of London with Jamie Hince, looking very unassuming in a pair of gray jeans and a white tee. She paired this laid-back ensemble with black boots and a gray blazer. Shop a similar outfit, including her clutch and glasses, now!
Bummer, I already have pink sandals for Summer, but if you don't, definitely attack this Jeffrey Campbell Roller Sandal ($99). The price, look, and color are so right. Givenchy fans will immediately recognize the top part because it looks identical to Givenchy's Cutout Shoe Booties. So basically you get the Givenchy touch minus the painful heel and stiff price tag. Nothing sounds more amazing right now.