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Posts for September 27th 2012
Kristen Stewart made her way over to the City of Light to attend Balenciaga's Spring 2013 runway show. The On the Road actress styled up some printed black-and-white pants — and we think she nailed it! She topped off her front-row-worthy ensemble with a pair of two-tone booties and a yellow moto jacket, both by Balenciaga, of course. Watch on to hear more about Kristen's stylish ensemble. On Allison McNamara: StyleMint top.
Day two down, and yes, it's still raining! It's still cold! But, as you can see in the photo below, it's still beautiful, and here are some highlights.
Today is Gwyneth Paltrow's 40th birthday! The actress, singer, and humanitarian has accomplished so much in her career and personal life, and also serves as a fixture in the fashion industry. Between her partnerships with Coach, Net-a-Porter, J.Crew, and Lindex, Gwyneth stays busy while staying superstylish. She's well-known for her classic, minimalistic approach to style and often brings her relaxed elegance to the pages of glossy magazines. She's graced seven Vogue magazine covers since 1996 and has been featured in countless high-fashion spreads. In honor of GP's big day, we're celebrating with 40 of her most stunning editorials — click through to see them all now.
It seemed the cloudy Paris skies cleared for Lanvin, and on this Friday night at 8PM, L'Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Artes, one of the gazillion gorgeous buildings in Paris a center for classic French art, was lit up against a navy sky and a bright full moon. It was the perfect setting for one of the most fun shows of Paris Fashion Week. Why? Because Alber Elbaz and team know how to make a show feel like a party. The runway, a pretty raw setup of scaffolding, bleacher seats, and a metal raised runway, dominated a gigantic glass-domed, tiled courtyard that featured Greco-Roman statues in each corner of the space. It was an interesting dichotomy of classic and beautiful and industrial. Everything else was cushy — literally the bleachers were covered in cushions, and tuxedo-clad waiters served macarons, tea sandwiches, and champagne in floral-painted glasses. It was a high-energy crowd that included the great Catherine Deneuve and the always chic Rachel Zoe. Now to the show: it opened with a series of black and white tuxedo-inspired looks. It was high glamour, one of the highlights being a heavily-embellished jumpsuit worn by Kristen McMenamy, whose gray, almost white hair fell past her waist. The show closed in jewel tones, with structured apron dresses that tied on the side. There was a distinct Japanese reference, but it was done subtly, via obi belts and kimono-ish shapes. I don't know that I would call the collection zen — rather, it was fun and sexy, like the asymmetric swimsuit worn with slouchy pants and heels, or the dresses that tied loosely on the side to reveal a hint of skin. There was also plenty to admire in the accessories department; thanks to the raised runway, everyone got to see the dangerously high irridescent platform ankle-strap heels and the little purses that resembled both girly perfume bottles and a tiny cartoon bomb. Overall, it was a superbly fun show with plenty of Parisian glamour for all.
Sometimes finding the boot that fits — both in size and style — doesn't have to be so hard, especially when you have designers like Pamela Love handing you the perfect iteration on a platter. Or at least, that's how this collaboration feels to us right now. Let's rewind and give you the facts. Nine West is continuing its Shoelaborations initiative by teaming up with native New York designer Pamela Love (you may have seen her insanely cool jewelry wares before?). Come Oct. 30, the ankle boots you see below could be yours.
"I really felt the idea of the traveler riding on their motorcycle through the Southwest summed up my brand and my personality more than anything else. I wanted to design a boot that could have been from another time, and I wanted it to feel tough," she says of her inspiration. And it shows. Between the rustic metalwork, Southwestern influence, and distressed leather, it's not hard to pinpoint where Love's head was at. We love that this low-cut rendition is just a little bit cowgirl, a little bit downtown, and, just like Love hinted, a little bit rough around the edges. Thus, it lends itself to more than one styling scenario. Wear them with a great pair of denim, top off a flirty dress and sweater combo, or look to Love for straight-from-the-source outfit fodder. And if you're looking to punch up your Fall boot collection or simply have fallen for them like we have, then preorder the Pamela collaboration style here ($299).
If it's the melting pot of autumnal hues that gives Fall its stylish allure for you, then Elizabeth Olsen's layered-up look offers up the perfect color combo equation. It's a masterful mix of cozy separates matched up against slick leather pants, a black leather tote, and menswear-inspired oxfords. But, beyond that it's just a really pretty outfit to look at thanks to its pops of rust orange, warm red, and deep navy blue. We're honing in on the actress's ensemble, culling an inspired set of "how to nail your own Fall-themed palette" tips. Click here to snag Elizabeth's exact fedora and oxfords; for everything else, keep reading below.
- While Summer is all about going head-to-head on the brights front, Fall is simultaneously about toning down the fluorescence, while boosting the bold factor on subtler shades. Elizabeth achieved this more than one way, and we're highlighting our two favorite examples. Her matte navy blue peacoat and oatmeal sweater appealed to a neutral sensibility, but it was her scarf adorned with red piping that created the real color statement. Then, she donned a wide-brimmed fedora, which stole the show due to its contrasted rust orange and burgundy red Fall vibrancy. The next time you're wondering if orange and red work together, the answer is yes.
- If you're not the biggest fan of yellow-undertone hues (oranges, corals, and more), try another one of our favorite seasonal color combos: forest green + plum. It's a cooler pairing that will look perfect against a bright pop of burgundy, too. We're thinking a forest green overcoat with a chunky plum-hued knit sweater and cuffed dark denim jeans will set the mood.
- Just to be clear: we're not advocating for full-on Fall colorblocking — although there's nothing wrong with that either. So, if you're more a monochromatic dresser by nature, look to Elizabeth's two-tone Pour La Victoire oxfords for instant gratification. You can create your own version of an autumnal color pop with one key accessory. Whether it's a dual-colored shoe or a perfectly detailed scarf, it's all in how you choose to approach the accenting that matters.
It's no secret that we're huge fans of the peplum silhouette — and we're sure you can see why. From its universally flattering shape to the ladylike appeal and instant polish factor, every woman should keep this triple threat in her arsenal. Fall's update on this trend highlights sumptuous knits, moody prints, leather, brocade, and even Fall's latest color crush — oxblood — from brands like Elizabeth and James, ASOS, and Wes Gordon. Want to get the look? We gathered this season's must-have piece in its most covetable renditions for you to add a peplum pop your wardrobe this season, shop it now.
Rihanna went sporty in a black satin Trapstar varsity jacket and gray tapered sweatpants while catching a flight at Heathrow Airport in London. The singer's cozy separates may have appeared low-key, but her midriff-baring hoodie, sexy ankle-strap sandals, and quirky lattice-print shades took her travel style to new heights. Channel Rihanna's daring look with a satin letterman jacket, cropped black hoodie, chic sweatpants, and sky-high sandals or swap the varsity jacket and hoodie for this peplum leather top by Tinley Road ($98) for a sleek and trendy date-night look.