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Posts for September 7th 2011
Lulu Frost's Spring '12 presentation was a beach-inspired oasis complete with models relaxing on lounge chairs and slick surfboards — painted by Sam Brigham — hanging from the ceiling. The whimsical line, which was inspired by Lisa Salzer's childhood days spent on the beaches of Montauk and the classic '60s surf flick, Endless Summer, highlighted natural, natural stones juxtaposed with a series of modern twists. Raw stripes of suede were intertwined in chain bracelets, oversized raw-cute stones were paired with gold spikes, and hand-shaped brass beads were adhered to angular bangles. Salzer also showed an amazing array of ornate ankle bracelets, some of which were connected to a toe ring and others that wrapped all the way up to the knee. Pretty awesome. We're already predicting this as a major Spring trend. Check out more highlights from the collection below, then peruse the slideshow to see more.
Photo courtesy of Chi Diem Chau
Diane von Furstenberg NYC: Hit up DVF's Meatpacking locale and sip cocktails and hors d’oeuvres while you shop. A photo booth will be on hand so you can capture the moment and also take a whiff of DVF's new fragrance, DIANE.
QVC NYC: It's going to be a star-studded night at QVC's party at The Suspenders Building in NYC with guest appearances from celebrities like Heidi Klum, Kris Jenner, Melania Trump, Olivia Munn, Camila Alves, and Isaac Mizrahi. Check out the live broadcasted runway show, receive makeup consultations, along with free giveaways and cocktails.
Sarah Jessica Parker worked the colorblock trend like a pro in a Prabal Gurung ensemble — red caped blouse and hot pink trousers — outside of the Ed Sullivan Theater in NYC. She paired her striking look with white pumps and full loose curls. We added a matching box clutch to finish off her vogue style — shop our editors' picks now.
Style star Emma Watson nails an edgy yet ladylike look at the GQ Men of the Year Awards in London. A metallic leather jacket and spiked Christian Louboutin pumps roughed up her tartan McQ dress perfectly. Navy nail polish and playful gold and red accessories were the perfect finish to her enviable ensemble. Shop now to get Ms. Watson's exact dress and pumps.
For Spring 2012, Vena Cava's design duo, Lisa Mayock and Sophie Buhai, deliver their signature cool, with nods to Spring brights, quirky cutouts, and sexy — but never overtly so — silky silhouettes. The team reworks its knack for creating slick silhouettes with eclectic details: dresses get a dose of colorblocking in bold orange, cream, and black, or a splash of soft abstract print; others, like slim pencil skirts are redone in tropical-inspired prints. Looks that feel entirely modern — while hinting at something a little more retro — lend themselves just as easily to a springtime getaway as they do to life in the city, thanks to key pieces like high-waist pants you could pair with practically anything. Get all the details below, then click through for a look at the whole collection.
- Trends: Contrast stitching and seams in black and white, tropical and soft abstract prints, off-the-shoulder and halter necklines, high-waist trousers, and colorblocking.
- Colors: Orange, lemon yellow, brown, black and white.
- Key Look: A cutout tan and black-sleeved sheath dress, paired with crisscross black sandals.
- Accessories: Round sunglasses, crisscross striped black sandal wedges, open-toe lace-up booties in black and rust, slouchy bucket bags, and structured satchels in tan, black, and soft green.
- Who Would Wear It: Girls who crave polish, but not without a dose of eclectic details.
To counter the frustration that comes with a closet full of clothes and nothing to wear or appear just a little more put-together, we've culled our stylish community and pulled from our savvy editors for the quick-hit solutions to making over our looks in a mere minute. Today, one of our favorite styling tricks: add bright heels.
- A pair of bright heels (or flats, or wedges) adds instant dimension and interest to any look, really. Test drive the effect with a basic look, like a white tee and denim. Stepping into a bright pair of shoes will amp up that ensemble instantaneously.
- Why footwear? Investing in a playful pair of heels is a safe way to spend, since your feet aren't likely to change sizes. Of course, if you fear the color you choose won't be "in" for very long, opt for a budget-friendly pair. If you do opt for a more expensive pair, keep it in a classic color, like red, that isn't likely to go out of style.
- Bright shoes are also a safer way to experiment with bolder colors. If, for example, you've always loved lime green or orange, but feared you couldn't pull it off with your complexion, shoes are the perfect way to add the colors you love in a less-obvious way.
- Keep a pair of bright heels in your bag or your filing cabinet. Then, think of them as your secret weapon — slip them on before date night or on your way out of work for a quick outfit refresh that doesn't require stopping off at home.
New York Fashion Week officially kicks off tomorrow, bringing us a first glimpse at the Spring 2012 collections. While all eyes may be on the runways, the seriously chic attendees also get lots of attention. Between celeb-studded front rows and the best street style of the year, Fashion Week is a time when our style radar is on high. It's about that time when we plan our outfits, and here are the essentials to looking chic for the week:
Click our slideshow to shop our picks for what to wear to New York Fashion Week.