- Fab's flipping for animal print and luxurious leather
- Yum's planning ahead for the holidays with cookbooks and seasonal candy
- Bella's smitten with Fall polish and a cure for split ends
- Très is reading new work from Ellen DeGeneres and Nicholas Sparks
- Lil's loving spooky stories and Halloween treats
- Casa's getting crafty with calligraphy and paper flowers
- Buzz is toasting to The Rum Diary and The Ides of March
- Savvy's making organizational lists and a money saving plan
- Fit's fighting for the cure during breast cancer awareness month
- Geek's going cuckoo over new Kindles and designer iPad cases
Posts for October 3rd 2011
For Spring 2012, Yves Saint Laurent leaned toward suiting separates in bold jewel tones — and white! — and new silhouettes, like trumpet skirts and a sprinkling of peplum. Some of our favorite looks included gorgeous paisley prints in maxi dress and skirt form. To see the full collection, watch our runway coverage now!
Spring was seen in a darker light for Stefano Pilati's collection for Yves Saint Laurent. Instead of the bright colors and prints favored on many runways this season, Pilati showcased a gorgeous jewel-toned collection highlighting blue, purple, and forest green hues with a sprinkling of mint green to lighten up the mood. Showing what he does best, the designer created sharp tailored jacquard trousers and structured coats. The feminine touch in the way of fit-and-flare skirts, ruffle detailed blouses, printed coats, and sexy halter tops. For eveningwear, Pilati created sultry sheer black gowns, cut deep in the front and flecked with gold shimmer. The footwear selection was covetable, showing gold-plated suede loafers dipped in beautiful jewel tones, lace-up flats, cap-toe pumps, and platform loafers. Shoes that are sure to hit the must-haves list of every stylista.
- Trends: Peplum, exotic prints, volume, jacquard.
- Colors: Forest green, blue, pink, mint green, purple, fuchsia, pink .
- Key Look: A bold multicolored horizontal stripe wool blazer coat.
- Accessories: Ankle wrap flats, gold-plated loafers, cap toe pumps.
- Who Would Wear It: Girls who crave polished and sleek pieces.
When we think classic Fall wardrobes, a few favorite pieces come to mind — a chic black flat that makes us feel like Audrey Hepburn, a sophisticated trench that hints at Jackie O's impeccable polish, and a few more essentials, like a great riding boot and a cable-knit sweater we could live in all season. These particular finds always appear on our Autumn must haves in one form or another — this season our black flat is actually a return to the classic loafer with a patent sheen and a feminine finish. And, while we've curated a careful list of classically inclined items, we've also made sure to keep it all under budget. Click through for ten luxe-looking Fall staples to carry you through the season, and rest assured that nothing's over $100.
Clare Waight Keller debuted her first Spring collection for Chloé since taking the reigns from Hannah MacGibbon. Waight Keller, who most recently headed up design for knitwear brand Pringle of Scotland, showed a superbly light hand, sending flowy silhouettes and a soft palette down the runway. There was a hint of menswear in the cut of boxy shirts, blouses, and trousers, but it all felt very feminine thanks to prints — pretty florals — and colorblocking that mixed tones of blush and nude with deeper red or blue tones. Highlights were definitely the pleated pieces, which swished down the runway and gave a bouncy feel to the carefree collection. We can't wait to see what Waight Keller does next.
- Trends: Pleats, colorblock, boxy silhouettes.
- Colors: Nudes, blushes, rose, garnet, navy, white, cream.
- Key Look: The pleated pieces; a beautiful nude tunic over a white romper.
- Accessories: Wide belts, leather clutches in pretty colors like yellow or orange, leather flat sandals.
- Who Would Wear It: Easy, breezy girls like Gwyneth Paltrow or Clemence Poesy.
After months of shuffling and shifting at Ungaro, Jeanne Labib-Lamour's presence as chief designer seems to offer clarity in a bright, beautifully crafted Spring 2012. At the forefront of our minds are the bold abstract prints in fresh poppy-red and turquoise that ran throughout, dotting shifts, pants, blouses, and even swimwear. The pattern is actually inspired by aerial shots from NASA, proving that Labib-Lamour may just have the wit and talent to see the couture house through. Even while the print makes a bold impression, you never seem to tire of its statement quality; but when the evening wear surfaces in the form of a gray column gown or a gold-sequin dotted strapless, and the chic peplum-trimmed halter dress makes an appearance, the change illustrates Labib-Lamour's perfect grasp of modern femininity and the new direction she can offer Ungaro.
- Trends: Brights, prints, cutouts, evening wear.
- Colors: Poppy-red, blue and green print, white, gray, black.
- Key Piece: The abstract print, poppy-red sequin sheath.
- Accessories: Red, black, and blue lace-up heels, slim metallic belts.
- Who Would Wear It: The modern femme with a taste for bright color and print; Olivia Palermo and Rachel Bilson would own the abstract prints.
Clare Waight Keller's debut Spring 2012 collection for Chloé showed a return to ultra soft, flowy silhouettes. Sticking with long, lean styles and a subtle '70s vibe, she turned out models in wide-leg pants, drop-waist dresses, and sporty short suits. Fall's snakeskin and orange palette became a distant memory, traded in for light shades of peach, pink, and a splash of green, while pretty pleats were done up in gorgeous tones and color striping. To see the full runway, watch our coverage now!
For Spring '12, Giambattista Valli showcased a collection fit for parties and red carpet appearances. Fancy sheath dresses were the focal point in his collection, adorned with metallic embroidery and jeweled details. Texture also came into play via white fringe — made to look almost like fur, but without the weight — churned into chic bohemian vests and embellished on dresses. The same technique was utilized in splashy zebra prints and a colorful pink and red jacket. For accessories, Valli topped off his looks with stacked arm bracelets, lace-up pumps, and gorgeous chain embellished ankle-wrap sandals. More details below.
- Trends: Sheath minidresses, fringe details.
- Colors: White, lavender, brown, yellow, pink.
- Key Look: The sheaths and jewels embellished dresses.
- Accessories: Chain-wrap sandals, lace-up pumps, arm bracelets, cuffs.
- Who Would Wear It: Girls who crave polished looks with a fun twist.
Pippa Middleton paired a caramel and black Temperley London frock with suede ankle boots at the Temperley show during London Fashion Week. Pippa's black clutch was in sync in her two-tone ensemble, but we chose a raspberry trench and matching nail polish to add an extra element to her ladylike look. Get Pippa's exact dress with other similar items here.