Posts for September 25th 2012
It's no secret that celebrities adore designer bags, and Valentino is the latest label lust in Tinseltown. From satchels to totes to clutches, Hollywood's trendsetters have been upping the glam factor of their everyday and evening ensembles with Valentino's hottest bags. Clémence Poésy went Parisian chic with a red full-skirt dress and Valentino's black rockstud clutch, Jennifer Lopez chose a white studded clutch to complete her black and white ensemble, and Jessica Alba accessorized her sheer and leather Valentino dress with a green leather stud-trim clutch. Cruise through to see what other starlets have been crushing on the designer's accessories, then shop their bags for yourself.
Milan Fashion Week Spring 2013 trends focused on sharp angles, Asian influences, and a lot of high shine from the designers like Salvatore Ferragamo, Prada, and Fendi, proving that the new season is sure to be filled with drama. Meanwhile, Spring leather once again made its mark on the runway along with sheer layers — ranging anywhere from soft and diaphanous pants from Emilio Pucci to more skin-baring tops from Bottega Veneta, made in every rendition. Get the complete breakdown on the top 10 trends from Milan Fashion Week now.
Penelope Cruz stepped out at the 60th San Sebastian International Film Festival in Spain to promote her new movie, Twice Born. For the film's photocall, she wore this feminine L'Wren Scott sheath dress with a unique rusty-pink shade and lace overlay. We love how she went for a less expected choice of handbag, selecting a deep-pink clutch. Take a look at today's Fab Flash for more details on Penelope's chic look, and check out our recent Currently Trending segment for tips on how to wear a sheath dress yourself. On Allison McNamara: Rebecca Taylor dress.
It was cold, gray, and windy, and we were sitting in a concrete underpass that sat along an industrial stretch of the Seine — not the coziest setting for Anthony Vaccarello's Spring 2013 show. But we needn't have worried — the designer responsible for sky-high thigh slits brought the heat with his sexy collection. Anja Rubik, who made headlines in Vaccarello's white slit gown at the Met Gala, opened and closed the show, and Arizona Muse, Cara Delevingne, and Karlie Kloss all walked. The collection was almost entirely black and white, shot through with doses of metallic sheen, and some pieces were in blue and copper metallic leopard. There was a loose utilitarian feel, thanks to zippers, grommets, and banding, but it was done on soft silk so it felt fluid and sexy, not tough. I mean, if you're going to do sexy, you should really just go for it, and Vaccarello did exactly that. The short hemlines and barely there tops are ideal for party girls with big budgets.
We are thrilled to share the first answer in our series with First Lady Michelle Obama. Since we're in back-to-school mode, this week we're focusing on education and women's health. Here's the first lady in her own words:
"Fall is officially here, and like a lot of parents around the country, Barack and I are feeling a little sentimental about our girls getting another year older and starting a new grade at school. I can tell many of you are feeling the same way, because I got a lot of questions this week about issues affecting our kids, from education to health care. So, this week, I'll answer some of those — and maybe a couple others as well."
Read on for Michelle's answer to PopSugar reader Ashley Goodman's question. Ashley asks, "What does the president plan on doing in order to help ease some of the financial debt for students?"
We are still taking questions! There are three ways to participate:
We're so excited to hear what's on your mind and to speak to First Lady Michelle Obama together.
Lucky magazine is one of our favorite sources for great shopping tips. We're thrilled to share this fabulous story from our friends at Lucky!
By now Converse and Missoni are old partners, with five zig-zag printed sneaker collaborations tucked underneath their low-top laces and knit string bikini ties. And yet there's something entirely novel about the brands' sixth effort, which goes on sale later this week.Instead of featuring new fabrics, the Converse sneakers in the Archive Project highlight discontinued prints from Missoni's past collections. Not only do they have throwback appeal, the sneakers also have limited edition cachet — really, truly — with only one pair sold per size (5 through 12) in each of the twenty styles.
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While grocery shopping in LA, Ginnifer Goodwin showed off a simple-to-create ensemble that's perfect for a day of running errands or even a dinner out. The actress paired a white silky blouse — which she trendily buttoned up all the way — with cuffed dark wash jeans, then finished off with a black crossbody chain-handle bag, black patent flats, and black round sunglasses. You probably already own most of these items in your closet, so put them all together, be sure to button up your blouse all the way, and be ready to make a subtle impact wherever you go. For extra polish, throw on a blazer — black is classic, but we recommend a red or fuchsia one for major fun.
Yesterday Sarah Jessica Parker stood out in a green metallic blazer and for today's NYC stroll she shined in a gold metallic Zadig & Voltaire jacket. To tame her flashy topper, the actress paired it with lightwash jeans, which she cuffed at the bottom, a gray tee, and matching gray suede flats. SJP is proof that you can be comfortable and dazzling at the same time if you match your jeans with a sparkly jacket of your color choice. We particularly love this gold metallic jacket from Victoria's Secret ($90) because it exudes a cool, sporty vibe. Throw it on over your favorite jeans or leggings for your next city stroll and you'll surely get lots of admiring glances.