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Posts for March 5th 2012
Designer Alber Elbaz celebrated 10 years at Lanvin, and for Fall 2012, he delivered a collection filled with everything we've come to expect of the Parisian powerhouse — gorgeous coats, cocoon-sleeve silhouettes, statement-making necklaces, and enough party dresses to outfit an army. It was colorful, edgy, and everything in between; watch the entire Lanvin show and see for yourself!
Stefano Pilati bid adieu to Yves Saint Laurent with a dark, sexy Fall 2012 in all moody iterations of womanly dress. There's both a sultry undercurrent and a definitive strength that runs throughout Pilati's finale. It's a give and take — boxier leather jackets and trousers, and sharp outerwear have as much of a place as slinky dresses and pencil skirts constructed in light-reflecting mesh. Even when Pilati zeroes in on more masculine construction, he never misses the mark of a woman — nearly every look is completed with a wide belt to accentuate the waist and plush fur accents are thrown effortlessly over shoulders. It's the kind of thing that — without being glaringly obvious — speaks to the power, the allure of a woman. It's not done up in bells and whistles, but you have a sense that it takes a certain kind of confidence to pull off the line's structured, streamlined white suit or ultralow necklines — and it's clear Pilati's florals are crafted for women, not girls.
- Trends: Leather, fur, boxy jackets, sharp suiting, gloves, florals, sequin-like mesh.
- Colors: Black, green, gold, white.
- Key Piece: The color-tinged, shimmering mesh on slinky evening dresses and pencil skirts.
- Accessories: Slick black boots, leather gloves, wide black belts, metallic pumps, sculptural wraparound flower chokers.
- Who Would Wear It: This is for the modern-glam; front-row fans like Salma Hayek.
Inspired by "horseback riding, Guy Bourdin, and Paris in the '70s", designer Riccardo Tisci of Givenchy delivered a tough-girl collection filled with slick leather separates in a moody color palette, knee-high boots, and equestrian jackets. In contrast, the collection also showcased lacy slip dresses, sheer blouses paired with pleated skirts, and silky camisoles. Watch to see the entire runway show now!
Eva Mendes turned 38 today, so in honor of the gorgeous actress, let's draw inspiration from her easy, glamorous style. Whether she's posing on the red carpet or strutting the sidewalks around the globe, Eva always manages to incorporate ladylike glam into her wardrobe with such ease. Take a peek in her closet and you'll likely find retro-inspired frocks, statement bags, fur stoles, cateye sunglasses, and sexy heels. Step inside to get a peek at our favorite Eva Mendes outfits and to re-create them in your everyday life.
Vanessa Bruno's 2012 Fall collection was all about the cool girl, which will surely please fashion insiders like Alexa Chung and Hollywood darlings Rachel Bilson and Kate Bosworth. Just what did the French designer have in store? A heavy helping of patent-leather pants and skirts paired with her signature tailored blazers, jewel-tone silk lace dresses, and gorgeous metallic finishes on structured tops and cropped trousers. Slick and modern looks were further translated into leather-trimmed quilted jackets, sheer embellished dresses, and vibrant handbags. The latter highlighted a range of covetable sequined and bright floral-print satchels and clutches. More details from the collection below.
- Trends: Leather pants, sheer detailing, and statement outerwear.
- Colors: Black, gray, metallic green, purple, blue, and white.
- Key Piece: We loved the statement-making patent-leather trousers and long coats.
- Accessories: Printed satchel bags and clutches, black and white ankle and lace-up boots..
- Who Would Wear It: We can easily see Rachel Bilson and Kate Bosworth in the brand's Parisian-chic wares.
Pretty pastel hues popped up all over the Spring runways from designers such as Marc Jacobs, Oscar de la Renta, Miu Miu, and Lanvin. We love the feminine color palette – think lavender, mint green, candy pink, saturated coral, and sky blue — and all of the styling possibilities that come with it. That said, we culled the best candy-colored hues for you to add to your current wardrobe and right into Spring. Just read below for our quick styling tips, then click the slideshow to shop all of our delectable clothing and accessory picks.
- Pair pastel-hued jeans with a cozy gray sweater and black ankle boots for a perfectly weather-appropriate Winter look.
- Make a bold color statement by accessorizing an all-black ensemble with a minty green clutch or citron satchel.
- We love the idea of layering a lavender dress with a turtleneck, fuzzy vest, and ankle boots for a romantic bundled-up ensemble.
Photo courtesy of Vogue Japan
Salma Hayek and Alicia Keys are just a few of the trendsetting celebrities we've spotted at Paris Fashion Week. For the Stella McCartney show, both ladies opted for black and white ensembles. Salma, who we spotted last week at the Balenciaga show, went for a predominantly cream outfit, which she punctuated with black ankle-strap heels and a snakeskin clutch. Alicia outfitted another take on this chic color combo, selecting a figure-flattering black and white Stella McCartney body-con dress. Watch today's Fab Flash to see both of these front-row-worthy outfits!
You should never, ever underestimate the power of a good sweatshirt — yes, you definitely need a standard hoodie for those heading-to-the-gym moments and bad hair days, but we're talking about more of the slouchy, impossibly cool "I just threw this on" appeal of a classic pullover. It goes with everything, can easily be layered over a dress or collared shirt for day, and has the ability to look fresh and effortless when worn with a miniskirt or leather leggings come evening. For the new season, we're craving breezier versions of our favorite chunky knits — perfect for Spring layering, but still lightweight enough to be tied around the waist or thrown in a tote bag once the weather warms up. We've rounded up 10 of our most-loved pieces, so click through to see and shop them now.