Jason Wu is known for his gorgeous feminine silhouettes and meticulous attention to detail, so it was no surprise that the designer's Spring 2013 collection was full of beautiful pieces that seemed to float down the runway. Jason playfully balanced sexy and sweet with his leather- and lace-filled collection, giving us a fresh crop of ladylike looks to covet for Spring. Check out the full runway video to see each stunning look for yourself.
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Tune into Charlotte Ronson's Spring 2013 show right now. We're giving you a front-row seat — the best view in the house — to her latest collection as it comes straight down the runway. While the show is slated to start at 7 p.m. EDT/ 4 p.m. PDT, there's a reason why the term "fashionably late" exists. Thus, cue up your live-streaming video now and be there for all the action, from start to finish.
Watch the show live here, and then stay tuned for our complete review.
Leather, lace, and a strong opening walk by Carolyn Murphy made for a dramatic collection by Jason Wu, who played with the sexy/sweet balance for Spring 2013. Wu cited Helmut Newton's photographs as inspiration, which explains the presence of Murphy in her tight leather dress — she was a model in many of Newton's works. It was a collection about strong looks, where Wu juxtaposed the ultimate in femininity — lingerie-inspired pieces (and indeed, La Perla made the lingerie pieces for the collection) with tough leather and harnesses. It led to a theme of seduction versus innocence that will play well for cocktail parties next Spring.
- Trends: Leather, lace, harnesses, lingerie.
- Colors: Black, cream, pink, navy.
- Key Piece: Black tuxedo trousers trimmed in lace, a gorgeous navy tulle gown dotted with stars.
- Accessories: Hatboxes, travel case, lace pumps with embellished heels, patent-leather pumps with pearl-studded ankle straps.
- Who Should Wear It: Who craves drama? We think Kristen Stewart could pull off the leather dresses, while we would love to see Diane Kruger in the midnight-blue closing gown.
It's no wonder Hollywood's style set relies on Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs's label for sexy — in all the right ways — event dressing. The design duo at Cushnie et Ochs delivered another covetable lineup of cocktail wares, accessorized with a subtle flash of skin and a noticeably bold shoulder for Spring '13. Working in a palette of crisp whites, a serene sea green, black, and a shot of electric blue, Cushnie's signature sultriness was a treat, one slim, clean-cut cocktail dress after the next. To distinguish this collection, at least subtly so, the designers diversified with ethereal organza trim juxtaposed against harder, leather fabrications (and even threw a pair of trousers and a cape in the mix). Still, in essence, Cushnie doesn't deviate too far from its comfort zone: expertise in the art of revealing just enough.
- Trends: Cutouts, leather, crop tops, and bold shoulders.
- Colors: White, blue, turquoise, and black.
- Key Piece: It's hard to pick favorites, but we're drawn to the clean lines and subtle sex appeal of the white, sleeveless sheath with midriff cutouts.
- Accessories: Just minimalist ankle-strap stilettos.
- Who Should Wear It: We'd love to see the more classic types like Katie Holmes or Jennifer Aniston slip into one of the ultrasexy numbers with a drama-inducing cutout neckline; Jennifer Connelly would be stunning in the edgier black leather looks.
Tune into Nicole Miller's Spring 2013 show right now. We're giving you a front-row seat — the best view in the house — to her latest collection as it comes straight down the runway. While the show is slated to start at 6 p.m. EDT/ 3 p.m. PDT, there's a reason why the term "fashionably late" exists. Thus, cue up your live streaming video now and be there for all the action, from start to finish.
Watch the show live here, then stay tuned for our complete review.
Loafers are always a hot trend for Fall, and this season's iteration comes in the form of the sophisticated smoking slipper. Our FabSugar editors are especially loving these Charlotte Olympia embroidered suede slippers and Giuseppe Zanotti tasseled loafers, both of which are available at Neiman Marcus. Stars like Alexa Chung and Beyoncé Knowles love them too — and who better to take style cues from? Both pairs evoke the vintage glamour of a men's loafer and make for a great heel alternative. Get more details on these chic shoes when you watch our PopSugar Shop video now!
As Summer winds down, warm-weather looks are limited, so this week's celebrity style standouts embraced the last of their minidresses and transitioned to Fall-friendly textures and darker hues. Our trendsetters this week were Kate Bosworth in a green Proenza Schouler tweed skirt, Olivia Palermo in an animal-print blouse and pleated Stylestalker shorts, Sarah Jessica Parker in a red printed Oscar de la Renta dress and polka-dot Manolo Blahnik pumps, and a few more including Miranda Kerr, Rachel Zoe, Emma Watson, and Kim Kardashian. Take a closer look at our fashionable picks, get inspiration for your weekend wardrobe, then shop their looks for yourself.
With hues including "ice, quartz, and cactus" — and a quiet, architecturally tailored ease to match — Yigal Azrouel's Spring 2013 collection delivered a lineup that felt every bit the part of understated femininity. We were instantly captivated by the sexy crisscross back details, full ladylike skirts, and billowing floor-length dresses. Though it wasn't all clean, fluid lines. Reminding us it always pays to mix it up, Azrouel also offset his elongated silhouettes with chunkier waffle knits (most adorned with drawstring hoods), eyelet-embroidered racerback maxi dresses, and strong, structured blazers. The collection felt simple, but not in a plain way. It's the kind of clothes you can count on for classic lines and all-season appeal. Click through for your first look at Yigal Azrouel's Spring 2013 collection now.
- Trends: Long and loose silhouettes, hooded knits, crisscross detailing, interesting textural use (think waffle knits and eyelet embroidery).
- Colors: Soft earthy tones — white, cream, tan — with darker khaki greens, black, and navy blues.
- Key Piece: It's a tie: we'll take one of the nude pink sheaths with the sexy crisscross back and one of those open-weave waffle-knit sweaters to keep us warm on chilly beach-bound nights.
- Accessories: Flat leather sandals, double ankle-strap sandals, large python portfolio clutches, and hoods on everything.
- Who Should Wear It: This collection begs to be worn by street-style pros — the ones who have an innate sense of how to layer longer proportions with heavier, cropped ones. Plus, we're pretty sure these stylers may be the only ones to pull off the fully hooded look, too.
We're totally obsessed with Fall's textured loafer trend. Super comfortable yet polished, these cool slip-ons are ideal for pairing with cropped printed trousers, pleated leather skirts, and tweed shorts. See our top four Fall loafer picks right now and get ready to slip into your own pair this season.
Last night at Rebecca Minkoff's Fashion's Night Out party in LA, we caught up with Revenge actress Christa B. Allen, and she spilled all about her personal style, raved about her stylist Sean Knight, and divulged her favorite Fall pieces. Christa also excitedly told us about a pair of Fendi velvet pumps she recently found and she is looking forward to scoring a velvet Chanel bag soon! To learn more about Christa's impeccable style, read the interview below, then shop her favorite pieces to get her look.
CelebStyle: How would you describe your personal style?
Christa B. Allen: My personal style is incredibly girlie. But I find that I take on whatever persona my outfit suggests, so I try to toughen it up a bit because when I'm in a pretty, flirty dress, I end up being super sweet, and sometimes it's fun to take on tougher personas. And it also depends on what city I'm in because in LA it's all sundresses and skirts and scarfs and things — flowy and fun — but I'm trying to toughen it up a bit. I think it's nice to have that dichotomy of sweet and a little sour.
CS: How does the styling process go? Are you involved?
CA: The process usually involves him [stylist Sean Knight] presenting me a great dress and I then say, "Sean that's amazing" and it usually has some neon or bright colors. Then he'll put a different-colored neon shoe with it and I say, "Sean this is just too many neons, I need a plain black pump or something." His style tends to be really, incredibly colorful and youthful and energetic, which is great. Then, I sort of add my element of classical style and tone it down a bit. So it's definitely a collaborative effort.
To hear more from Christa, including her favorite Fall pieces, read more