As Fall is starting to settle in, celebrities around the globe are making the most of their skin-baring styles and layering up in plush furs and warm fabrics. This week, Whitney Port pushed the envelope in blush crushed velvet trousers and lizard strap Alexander Wang pumps at a Tacori party in LA, Kim Kardashian showed some leg in a black leather mini and laser-cut Jimmy Choo sandals in Miami, and Olivia Palermo gave a lesson in layering, working a reversible leather and fur vest and cozy knit sweater, both by Zadig & Voltaire, in NYC. And we can't forget Ashley Madekwe and Taylor Swift, who donned noteworthy looks of their own. Get a closer look at our style standouts, then shop their looks for yourself.
Posts for October 12th 2012
In the way of ultrachic celebrity snaps you probably didn't see this week (because we're hoping you already gave the glam lineup at this week's Chanel fete and amfAR Gala a look), it's a bevvy of both casual ensembles with a cool-girl tilt and evening-ready eventwear from the likes of Keira Knightley and Solange Knowles. While Solange took a sleek, sexy angle in a cutout Esteban Cortazar sheath, Keira Knightley played it ladylike in Chanel at the label's little black jacket dinner in London. As for the rest, we're feeling inspired by Freida Pinto's polished black-on-black separates and (yet another) enviable outfit from girl crush Kate Bosworth. The top 10 starts right here.
When you close your eyes and conjure up the most serene vision of Fall, there's a good chance Club Monaco's newly released campaign will fit the bill. Shot by photographer Venetia Scott against a lush Catskills backdrop, the brand's classic mix of tailored pieces and laid-back layers came to life in a way that instantly made us want to be near a crackling fire with a mountain view in sight. This season, the Club Monaco girl is taking a free-spirited approach to autumnal dressing; thus, no amount of pattern and texture is off limits. Look for a cool juxtaposition of chunky sweaters, shearling outerwear, and old-school plaids and herringbone, along with minimalist lines and a soft earthy palette. It's the kind of lineup that makes you OK with — maybe even wish for — the impending chill. Herein find the second installment of Club Monaco's Fall campaign, and don't say we didn't warn you.
Even after her morning workout, Kim Kardashian looked super stylish donning a leather-sleeved Generation Love Bobo sweater ($171) and black and white Nike freestyles ($100) in Miami. Kim's leather-accented sweater proved her love of leather extends far beyond everyday ensembles and red-carpet looks. The trendsetter completed her sporty style with a high ponytail, aviator sunglasses, and a tan suede tote. Score Kim's exact textured topper to work with these burgundy Earnest Sewn skinny jeans ($178) and ballet flats for a day of errands or tuck it into this tweed Milly mini ($295) with black suede ankle boots for an evening out.
Yesterday, we checked out the Derek Lam for Kohl's collection, and while we sadly can't share any pictures with you at the moment (photos are embargoed), believe us when we say the line inspired by Rio — one of Lam's favorite vacation destinations — is pretty darn amazing. The standout pieces? The swimwear; no easy feat considering this was Lam's first time ever designing swimwear. So does that mean a swimwear line is in the works for his namesake collection? "There's a lot of technical know-how, so I was able to get an education on that," said Lam. "So this is going to be a starting point, but I would love to." We hope that means yes.
Because there's nothing worse than running into someone you know when you're sporting your I-just-rolled-out-of-bed sweatpants, we firmly believe that your off-duty ensembles should look just as cool as anything you'd pull together on a weekday. With that in mind, Karolina Kurkova provided some worthy end-of-the-week inspiration to put to good use all weekend long. In a perfect mix of trendier Fall staples, like a great pair of coated red skinnies and lace-up field boots, and essentials, like a go-to black knit, Karolina managed to achieve that vibe we're always seeking: effortlessly attired and still totally on point. Swap out your college sweats and faded jeans for a weekend ensemble that's actually just as easy to throw on but infinitely more appealing with a little Karolina-inspired shopping right here.
Clockwise from top left: J.Crew Jackie Pullover ($65), Tory Burch Allover "t" Jacquard Scarf ($185), Marc by Marc Jacobs Oversized Sunglasses ($100), Coach Classic Long Trench ($498), Zara Plaited Shopper ($159), BDG Chelsea Lace-Up Boot ($59), Habitual Amalia Skinny Jean ($267)
Kate Bosworth struck a pose in a sleeveless floral blouse and asymmetrical white skirt (both by Preen) and white Casadei pumps at an SK-II skin care event in Sydney. Some may think white on white should be reserved for warmer months, but we think Kate's white-hot look is perfectly acceptable for Fall. The blond beauty kept her accessories minimal, working a pair of diamond stud earrings, her brilliant engagement ring, and a pink pout. Re-create her sexy look with a sleeveless floral blouse, sexy white skirt, and matching pumps for date night, or swap her printed blouse for this black leather-sleeve Generation Loves Bobo sweater ($171) and matching pointed pumps for an unexpectedly chic combo.
From macarons to fashion shows to Parisian nightlife — and all the Chanel, Dior, and Cos in between — our editors are recounting their top 10 moments from Paris Fashion Week. Get an inside look at how gorgeous it is in the City of Light and what it's like when the sun finally comes up over the Seine.
It's no secret celebrities love their accessories, and Emerson Ryder is the latest celeb-approved brand to hit the Hollywood social scene. Designer Alana Sands's pieces are a cool mix of bohemian chic and timeless elegance, making them the celebrity go-to for everyday ensembles and red-carpet events. Alessandra Ambrosio, Kim Kardashian, and Minka Kelly have all been spotted donning Emerson Ryder's diamond bar necklace, as well as a few charming bracelets, on more than one occasion. If you're on the hunt for polished pieces that you'll never want to take off, click through to see how these starlets worked their accessories, then shop their exact items for yourself.
Fashion Month may be over, but the fun hasn't stopped rolling in — but you probably already know that if you follow our Instagram (what, you don't? Do so right away!). This week we started to get sneak peeks at Holiday and Spring collections from designers like Alice + Olivia and Hudson jeans. Back at the FabSugar offices, we tried on some killer Alexander Wang boots and got into the Halloween spirit with DIY fashion pumpkins (think gold and studded instead of your traditional jack-o'-lantern). Finish it off with a party hosted by Alexa Chung, and we had a pretty festive and fashion-filled week.