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Posts for September 11th 2012
This season, Oscar's ladies aren't afraid of bold color — or a little latex. The show opened with Karlie Kloss in a red latex tank and slit pencil skirt, setting the tone for a show that gave Oscar's brand of ladylike a decidedly younger voice and a playfulness (most obviously via the models' color-streaked bouffants) throughout. Between the opener and a lovely, embellished strapless gown (which Karlie Kloss also wore) to close out the show, we were treated to a menagerie of candy-colored day dressing, finished with girlie takes on texture — think lace, ruffles, and scalloped edges, before the collection gave way to a few show-stoppers and shockers (like Cara Delevingne in a hot-pink, ostrich-feather-trimmed peplum bustier-and-short set) and culminated in Oscar's parade of evening dresses. While '60s silhouettes were present throughout — skirt suiting, fit-and-flare silhouettes, floral applique crop-tops, and high-waist shorts — it was expressed most clearly in this lineup of pretty party dresses: floaty, feminine confections finished in tulle and organza that have since inspired our dreams of the most glamorous, retro-feeling prom dresses.
- Trends: Leather, metallics, lace, fit-and-flare dresses, slits, stripes, brights, and peplum.
- Colors: A crop of brights — hot pink, yellow, baby blue, ivory, black, and red.
- Key Piece: From this all-star lineup? It's nearly impossible to pick just one.
- Accessories: Chunky jeweled necklaces, jewel-drop earrings, brooches, ladylike pumps, candy-colored ankle-strap heels, and laser-cut booties.
- Who Should Wear It: Here's hoping Diane Kruger opts for the striped, strapless ball gown on the red carpet; we could see Emma Stone in the black tiered and textured mini.
Narciso Rodriguez wowed us today with a masterful collection for Spring '13, concentrating on fluid shapes and bold colors. It was all about the flattering bias cut for the designer, who was influenced by Vionnet and Balenciaga, showing a variety of silky slip dresses with refreshing sheer details and colorblock techniques using rich jewel tones such as deep fuschia, green, and red. Luxe trousers and blazers stayed true to Rodriguez's penchant for minimalism, but the element of surprise came in the way of beautiful botanical tops made of intricate paillettes. The same appliqué technique was translated on a few colorblocked dresses, injecting an even more glamorous touch to his vision. The effortless versatility speaks for itself — we can easily see these looks translated from day (just take a cue from the designer and pair it with a blazer) to night in a snap.
- Trends: Slip dresses, sheer details, embellished tops, and colorblocking.
- Colors: Red, fuchsia, forest green, black, white, rust, and blue.
- Key Piece: We'd like to add those effortless, languid white-and-pink-colorblocked slip dresses to our closets, stat.
- Accessories: Strappy leather wedge sandals, ankle-strap sandals, satchels, peep-toe mules, oversize colorblock clutches.
- Who Should Wear It: We can easily see party mixers like Kate Bosworth and Sarah Jessica Parker donning Narciso's slip dresses with sexy statement sandals for an evening out on the town.
With Fashion Week, an impeccably dressed front row comes with the territory. Now we've narrowed it down to the best-dressed celebs sitting front and center at New York Fashion Week. From Kate Bosworth's architectural Altuzarra at the designer's Spring show to Olivia Palermo's eclectic-chic styling at Tibi, these style-setters know that having the best seat in the house means dressing the part. Watch to see the other celebrities whose standout looks top our list.
It was all about sweet layering for Sophie Theallet's Spring '13 collection. The show opened with a fine-knit top styled under a sheer dress, setting the tone for a sophisticated, retro-inspired collection — with a youthful twist. It was all in the details as silk organza skirts with frayed seams caught the light on the runway revealing pretty printed slips. The array of beautifully cut dresses were dipped in vibrant shades of blue, red, orange, green, and purple, while more subdued cocktail dresses were reinvented with Theallet's artful use of prints. The show closed out with gorgeous, flowy dresses — the dragonfly printed gown received crowd gasps and a flurry of photo snaps — billowing down the runway. Indeed, Theallet presented what surely will become a new way to look at the traditional classics.
- Trends: Layers, sheer details, vibrant colors, printed dresses.
- Colors: Vibrant blue, yellow, red, orange, green, purple, fuchsia.
- Key Piece: The dragonfly printed dress with a thigh-high slip was so dramatic.
- Accessories: Vibrant, T-strap heels, strappy sandals.
- Who Should Wear It: Ladies looking for classic, flattering silhouettes with a colorful punch of personality like First Lady Michelle Obama.
Additional reporting by Robert Khederian
To say it has been a whirlwind of a month would be an understatement for Olympic runner Allyson Felix. Nevertheless, she told us NYFW is "so much fun to come to." Fresh off her gold-medal winning streak in London, the lightning-fast beauty, clad in head-to-toe red, shared what it's been like to attend shows, why she went for this particularly bold look, and how she actually "stumbled" into running. See all this, plus her plans for Rio, when you watch right here.
The Anna Dello Russo for H&M accessories lookbook is here — and we've got every product shot to back it up. While the collection doesn't hit stores until Oct. 4, we have a feeling this is the kind of collaboration that won't stay put on the shelves for very long. Two words: fashion shower. Thus, stake out what ADR-approved pieces you want before the shopping madness even begins. Will it be the gold-embossed luggage? Or a stack of exotic animal-themed bangles? To help you narrow it down, we've picked our 12 favorite bits and baubles — snake-encrusted cuffs, Baroque earrings, a shiny turquoise clutch, and one sexy pair of boots all made the cut. Click through for our picks at the beginning, plus the complete product lineup, official Anna Dello Russo for H&M campaign, and lookbook.
We're all guilty of getting a little too print-happy at times, but where leopard prints are concerned, Alice + Olivia's Stacey Bendet has got you covered. We spoke with the designer at her Spring 2013 presentation, where she revealed her "rule of thumb" for wearing the exotic pattern, her '50s throwback inspiration (think American Dream), and what it feels like to have an arsenal of celeb fans. With her styling pointers to give and insight to share, click play to find out what Stacey had to say.
We always expect a quirky cool collection from Marc by Marc Jacobs, and for Spring '13, the Marc girl was all wrapped up (and layered) in cute colors and prints. Evoking a well-traveled glow, models marched down the runway in an array of bright head wraps, multicolored quilted cotton dresses, and baggy striped pants. The results? An effortlessly cool — and slightly rebellious — lineup that's sure to please the designer's avid fans. Get a closer look at the whole collection right here!
With a roster of celebrity fans that includes Selena Gomez, Lea Michele, and Kate Middleton, it's no surprise that Jenny Packham's Spring 2013 collection was entirely red-carpet worthy. From shimmering gowns to embellished minis, there was definitely something for everyone, and we're excited to see how many of her pieces hit the award show circuit next year. Watch Jenny Packham's runway show now, and let us know which dresses are your favorite in the comments.