- Films to look forward to this Fall
- How to make easy Champagne risotto
- Katy Perry and John Mayer do date night despite breakup rumors
- Fall for all the new nail colors of September
- Hot Dem! Good-looking liberals we love to love
- See Drew Barrymore's lovely, laid-back maternity style
- Ways to wear Fall's totally chic (and comfy) loose trousers
- Get the Treaty Room's classically cozy appeal
- Video: Kirsten, Isla, and Lizzy on good friends — plus, new On the Road info!
- Ways to save on gear for a new baby
- Try these MPG capris: tailor-made for the dancer in you
- CelebStyle: Hollywood's affair with Céline's luggage tote continues
- When high fashion meets tech
- A maxi skirt fit for the season
Posts for September 5th 2012
There's a reason why Tanya Taylor made our "designers to watch" list, and it was reinforced tenfold at tonight's Spring 2013 presentation at the MoMA. The up-and-coming designer — known for her playful sensibility and vintage-inspired prints — traveled to the 1960s this time around, showing off a retro lineup of beachy separates. Taylor riffed on a brighter pastel palette (everything from coral pinks to louder tangerines were fair game) and applied it to below-the-knee swing skirts, printed cropped trousers, billowy jumpsuits, and mod car coats. What's more, her signature wit and palpable love of nostalgic silhouettes emerged via a renewed set of summery wares. The beloved crop top was given a sweeter bralette shape, the bomber jacket got a decidedly feminine upgrade, and the classic blazer took on a much boxier finish. Bottom line: Tanya Taylor's sunny pieces may evoke a throwback vibe, but they certainly beg to be worn now.
- Trends: Sequin florals, wider swing silhouettes, ultraboxy outerwear, cutouts, and even more variations on the crop top.
- Colors: Rainbow pastels that range from coral pink and tangerine to eggshell yellow, white, and black.
- Key Piece: The outfit of an embellished floral crop top and a crisp, white, wide-leg trouser.
- Accessories: Printed headscarves and two-tone sandals.
- Who Should Wear It: Quirkier style-setters with a penchant for old-school flair — think Kirsten Dunst, Rashida Jones, and Chloe Sevigny.
It's party time for Erin by Erin Fetherston's Spring 2013 collection, which was presented in New York's chic-magnet hotel, The Standard. Emphasis was on the cocktail attire, with flirty, dance-floor-ready dresses making up the bulk of the collection, plus one standout metallic shorts suit. Fetherston hit all the classic party notes: there were metallic jacquard, feathers, paillettes, chiffon, and jeweled embellishment. Colors ranged from sunset oranges to soft neon yellow to her trademark pink. The models milled about on a breezy outdoor terrace as guests drank Champagne before everyone was ushered into a balloon-filled room for what was ostensibly the "real party." It was clear Fetherston intended to drive the "good times" message home. With a buzzing crowd that included Padma Lakshmi, she seemed to have kicked off Fashion Week on a high note.
- Trends: Feathers, metallic jacquard, sunset hues.
- Colors: Sunset hues, soft neon, pink.
- Key Piece: A pink minidress with a feathered skirt; a metallic jacquard shorts suit.
- Accessories: A glass of Champagne and a ping-pong paddle — classic Erin Fetherston!
- Who Should Wear It: Hot young starlets who are on the nighttime scene, like Nikki Reed and Ashley Madekwe.
For Spring '13, Rachel Comey captured the crowd's attention with a smart play on effortlessly ladylike looks delivered with her signature quirk — and a slight menswear tilt. When Comey went feminine, it was all about textural fringe-embellished sheaths, pink ruffled dresses, and midi skirts paired with crop tops. On the flip side, the designer's sportier side made an appearance via chic printed track shorts, utilitarian linen jackets, and camouflage-like slouched trousers. Swimwear also made a splash on the runway, highlighting retro-inspired printed swimsuits and high-waisted knickers. When it came to accessories, Comey knew how to please her die-hard fan following. Her assortment of bicolor leather satchels, laser-cut tote bags, cutout ankle boots, and our favorite, metallic colorblock sandals, are sure to create buyer frenzy come Spring. More details on the collection below, then click the slideshow to see the complete collection.
- Trends: Crop tops, cutouts, digital prints.
- Colors: White, citron, salmon pink, blue, orange.
- Key Piece: We adored Comey's structured crop top and midi skirt pairings.
- Accessories: Metallic colorblock sandals, oxfords, structured leather satchels, laser-cute tote bags, cutout ankle boots, cool shades.
- Who Should Wear It: Girls who favor an effortless whimsical twist like Alexa Chung, Kate Bosworth, and Rachel Bilson.
Rachel Zoe dished out career advice at Lucky magazine's FABB event in NYC, and while the crowd was all ears, we're sure they were also all eyes on her Rachel Zoe gold tassel necklace ($650). Especially against her all-black outfit, it majorly stole the show. If you love the statement look but not the steep price tag, this R.J. Graziano gold tassel necklace ($105) is equally standout. Wear it with a black vest and trousers like Rachel did or throw it on over your little black dress for a fancy night out.
If you don't yet have polka-dot shoes in your closet, let stars like Katie Holmes, Heidi Klum, and Sarah Jessica Parker inspire you to find the perfectly whimsical pair for you. We love how Katie sported her black-and-white Dolce & Gabbana polka-dot pumps with a white tuxedo blazer, the way Heidi casually mixed prints with her platform polka-dot Miu Miu sandals, and how Sarah Jessica finished her fancy red printed Oscar de la Renta dress with sweet brown-and-gray polka-dot Manolo Blahnik pumps. Whether you're all about pumps, sandals, boots, or loafers, shop our favorite celebrity-inspired polka-dot footwear to add whimsy to your wardrobe year-round.
Like any seasoned styling pro, you know that a well-curated selection of wardrobe essentials affords infinite outfit opportunities. In effect, it's fashion basics 101, and for this Fall's forecast, we're looking to a rich autumnal palette, sophisticated day-to-night silhouette, and a skilled raid into your own arsenal of accessories to ace this particular styling equation. We've scouted the two pair of jeans (a waxed iteration and an awesome '70s-inspired flair) that should top your shopping list, a silky cream-hued blouse that goes with just about everything, and a heeled Chelsea boot that can easily take you from boho to polished. With our 10 no-fail pieces, it's time to workshop a series of Fall outfits worth wearing all season. Whether it be an Ali MacGraw in Love Story combo or a bold interpretation on Western wares, see just what staples your wardrobe needs now — and how to style them 10 ways.
From her gold bib necklace and black Hermes tote to her oversize cat-eye shades ($149) and cheeky fox phone cover ($48), both by Tory Burch, Jordana Brewster's latest LA look is all about the accessories. The actress started with a basic tan t-shirt — which upon first glance looks like a Peter Pan collar top — red skinny jeans, and black flip-flops, then layered on a sparkly statement necklace to take her low-key look to new heights. Take a cue from Jordana and work a simple T and red denim with statement accessories or swap her flip-flops for these cheeky Tory Burch smoking loafers ($250) to take your look to foxy new heights.
After getting her hair done at the Andy LeCompte salon in West Hollywood, Nicole Richie exited in a cozy and chic ensemble that's perfect for the upcoming Fall season. She wore a black-and-red Alexander Wang sweater ($208, originally $595) with black skinny jeans, killer black cutout House of Harlow sandals ($295), round sunglasses, and this Givenchy duffel bag ($2,085). When it starts getting chilly, re-create Nicole's look via this similar red sweater by 525 America ($75), black skinny jeans, edgy sandals, and her exact Givenchy bag. Be sure to refer to FabSugar for styling tips on how to perfect Nicole's latest look.
Let's face it: good sweaters are hard to come by. The nice ones are always super expensive, and the cheaper renditions are incredibly uncomfortable (itchy!) and don't last past a season. In comes Shae NY's ultracool, quality-made knitwear to our Fall fashion rescue. Led by creative director Tony Smith, whose past resume includes working with heavy-hitting brands like Isaac Mizrahi and Billy Reid, and head designer Amber Hofmann, the newly debuted label is fresh, modern, and incredibly easy to wear. The best part? Most pieces ring in under $300 so you don't have to worry about busting your budget. To give you a better sense of Shae's cool-girl offerings, we met up with the two designers — who you can most likely run into at their favorite hangout spots, the New York Public Library (in the reading room) and Fette Sau in Brooklyn, to talk about the "Shae girl," their design process, and everything in between. Listen up, then click through the slideshow to see and shop our favorite pieces and see Shae NY's latest Resort '13 line.
Fabsugar: Describe Shae in 5 words.
Amber Hofmann and Tony Smith: New, unexpected, fresh, humorous, color color.
FS: Where do you draw your inspiration from?
TS: Life . . . and lots of food.
AH: Chicks on the street
FS: Who are your fashion icons?
TS: Claire McCardell, Commes des Garcon, Martin Margiela, and Amy Spindler.
AH: Stella McCartney, Phoebe Philo, Emmanuelle Alt, and Cara Delevingne.
FS: Favorite food?
AH: Pulled Pork
FS: If you weren't fashion designers, who would you be?
TS: Some sort of product designer or a farmer.
AH: An industrial designer — I love welding and woodworking.