- DIY: cap-toe heels straight from the runway
- 10 shore-food specialties to enjoy now
- Hair and makeup tips for beach and poolside lounging
- Tour the Marburger Farm Antique Show
- Comic-Con 2012: 10 panels to get excited about
- Get personal: custom stationary for every budget
- Tips to keep your wedding guests cool on hot days
- Throw an adorable Alice in Wonderland-inspired birthday tea party
- Summer swaps: if you hate this veggie, then eat this instead
- Get crafty with must-have DIY apps
- Celebstyle: Bar Refaeli makes khaki jeans look cool in Paris
- Britney Spears poses in a bikini in Hawaii with her boys!
- Video: Katie Holmes foreshadows divorce in new pre-split interview
Posts for July 5th 2012
In Paris, celebs and fashion's top style setters are taking in the latest collections at Couture Fashion Week. Half the fun is the celebrity style sitting front row as collections like Valentino, Versace, and Armani draw out fashion's most stylish fans. We spotted Nicky Hilton, Clemence Poesy, and Jessica Stam all showing off their respective looks from Valentino just before the Couture show, but they weren't the only ones — inside is a who's who of celebrity trendsetters, fashion insiders, and designers from Zoe Saldana to Diane Kruger (and everyone in between).
Joan Smalls hit up the the red carpet at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Berlin working the printed-pants trend with polished sophistication. Up top she wore a sheer black blouse and on her feet black ankle-cuff sandals. The striking model then accessorized her stylish separates with a black leather clutch and small hoop earrings. Take a cue from Joan and spice up your nighttime wardrobe with a subtly sexy sheer blouse, printed trousers, and ankle-cuff sandals for a perfectly primped date look. Shop similar pieces below to get started.
It was all about drama on top of drama at Jean Paul Gaultier's Fall couture show held on Rue Saint-Martin today. Inspired by George Sand, a famous female French writer known for wearing men's clothing and smoking in public in the 1800s, Jean Paul Gaultier's collection was brazenly designed, filled with corsets, top hats, embellished jumpsuits, and pretty much anything else one would hope for in a decidedly theatrical collection. Colored fur pieces like a pastel tricolored jacket showed off even more opulence, while metallic patchwork gave the line a more modern feel. Also of note, the designer featured both female and male models in the show, perhaps to show the unisex appeal, albeit for a more daring personality. Read more details below.
- Trends: Sheer detailing, colored fur, fringe, patchwork, jumpsuits.
- Colors: Red, light blue, gold, black, silver, purple, chartreuse.
- Key piece: The simple yet seductive black silk gown worn by Constance Jablonski.
- Accessories: Choker necklaces, netted headpieces, top hats, printed tights, chandelier earrings, platform pumps.
- Who would wear it: Girls looking for a subversive look; Lady Gaga, Rihanna.
Armani offered up dramatic menswear-inspired separates as a mainstay for his Fall 2012 couture collection, and yes, there's wearability tied to most everything here. Armani began with fluid sets of jackets and pants in easy proportion. The wide-cut, boxy jackets and fluid, wide-leg, and velvet-finished pants don't short on volume, but there's an element of practicality in it all, most notably from the simple flats and the black velvet berets paired with every outfit. If you were dressing in Haute Couture every day, then this might just be the most accessible, especially in a palette that flows so effortlessly from easygoing daytime to high-impact, midnight hues. Lilacs and soft blues on Armani's separates and sheaths quickly gave way to something darker and sequined in the eveningwear that followed suit. Gowns were dressed up in rich navy blues and blacks, a flash of Swarovski sequins, or a pretty organza that answered the call of after-hours glamour.
- Trends: Sequins, veils, suiting, sheer, peplum, boxy jackets, wide-leg trousers, and velvet fabrications
- Colors: Soft blue, pink, and lilac; black, white, navy, and royal blue
- Key piece: The strapless pink sequined gown
- Accessories: Embellished veils, fascinators, black berets, sleek clutches, T-strap pumps
- Who would wear it: Hollywood A-listers with a sleeker sensibility; Cate Blanchett
It's hard to let go of a good thing, like when Monday rolls around and it's time to trade in your flip-flops for flats. However, thanks to Havaianas' new line of closed-toe shoes, you'll be able to enjoy the same cushy sole you've come to know — even when you're not on the beach! The Soul Collection includes espadrilles and sneakers, all still handcrafted in Brazil. Pair the "Origine" Ballerina Espadrille slip-ons, featured above, with some skinnies and a tank and you'll feel like you never took off your flip-flops!
The "Origine" and the rest of the closed-toe collection are available now at select retailers and www.us.havaianas.com.
Hollywood has made its way over to Paris for the Fall 2012 Couture shows. Valentino's runway attracted the likes of Olivia Palermo, Clémence Poésy, Kim Kardashian, and Nicky Hilton, all of whom have shown their love for Valentino on red carpets before. These style-setters really impressed us with their front-row ensembles. Olivia and Clemence went for color, choosing a pretty shade of pink and a punchy red hue, respectively, while Kim and Nicky proved that the key to a great LBD is texture. Check out our other front-row fashion recaps from Chanel and Versace. On Allison McNamara: StyleMint top.
This week in the world of social media, we caught up with some of our favorite style setters while they celebrated the Fourth of July holiday and hung out at the Paris Couture shows. Chrissy Teigen baked a pie for the big day, then lamented that she'd "never do it again." Rashida Jones got a sweet surprise from her costars on the set of Cuban Fury, who decorated her trailer with American flags. Solange Knowles shared a photo from the Fourth while spending time with her mom, Tina, and big sister Beyoncé, and Kate Bosworth showed her patriotic pride by posing near a red, white, and blue mural. Click through now to catch up on it all, and don't forget to follow FabSugar on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!
Bar Refaeli walked the streets of Paris with Kim Kardashian and Kanye West on their way to dinner looking casual cool in khaki jeans with paint splatters, an army green tank, and an olive leather jacket. She sported Ray-Ban Wayfarers, a peach Balenciaga bag, long gold necklace, and creme ankle-strap sandals as accessories. What we love about Bar's Parisian outfit more than the silhouette is the color combinations — the various neutral shades meshed really well together. Then her peach bag added just the right amount of girlie flair. Re-create Bar's outfit for your next city stroll by shopping similar pieces below.
Windows down, music blaring, and adventure looming: when it comes to heading out of town for fun, nothing beats a road trip. It's a great way to bond with friends and take some much-needed time to reflect on your life (just don't venture into any Thelma and Louise-type stunts). Whether your final destination is only a few hours away, or you decide to take some roads less traveled for a week or two, you want to stay comfortable sitting shotgun, while still looking chic for your stops. Click through to see and shop some looks that will ensure that you stay stylish while cruising the open road — and whatever you do, don't forget your playlist!