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Posts for January 21st 2013
The Sundance Film Festival is in full swing in Park City, UT, and celebrities are bringing their cold-weather style A-game. With temperatures dipping into the freezing zone, warm layers and protective outerwear are key. Shailene Woodley caught our eye in Marni, while Jessica Biel and Naomi Watts went for outfits made up of wintry basics. Watch our Sundance style recap for all the details! On Allison McNamara: Forever 21 top.
Gwyneth Paltrow arrived at LAX to catch a flight in her signature casual-meets-cool travel outfit. And while we can't deny the classic appeal of her gray tee, faded jeans, and gray booties, we couldn't help but zoom in on two noticeably new additions to her jet-set getup: her black-and-white bags from Alice + Olivia's Spring 2013 collection and her bird tattoo. OK, so technically that's three new things to take note of. Neither Gwyneth's satchel nor tote is available to shop yet, but we don't — and shouldn't! — have to wait to get in on the sleek dual-tone look. What we love most about black-and-white bags is that, besides the fact that black and white are the hottest color couple right now, they feature two neutral hues that will go with just about anything in your closet. Plus, they're the easiest way to add instant sophistication to any piece, especially with your go-to denim. Thus, taking a cue from Gwyneth, we hunted down 17 equally fabulous black-and-white bags to add to your closet now.
Before Beyoncé sang a single note at today's presidential inauguration, we were already floored by her incredible outfit — the singer arrived on the arm of husband Jay-Z and, in true Beyoncé fashion, left us breathless. Her black embellished Emilio Pucci gown was flawless, truly red-carpet worthy, and perfectly hugged her curves. Beyoncé beat the DC chill with a knee-length black Christian Dior coat (which she took off during her performance, giving us a detailed glimpse of that gorgeous dress), and accessorized the glamorous look with some Lorraine Schwartz emerald baubles — a pair of 80-carat emerald earrings and a 50-carat ring, to be exact. Let us also take a moment to appreciate Beyoncé's bright orange manicure, which not only popped perfectly against those green jewels, but also looked pretty great when holding a microphone. For more pictures of the singer's Inauguration Day look, just click through now.
Little did Alessandra Ambrosio know that when she was out grabbing coffee in LA, she was simultaneously reminding us of the importance of lightness. Case in point: the Victoria's Secret Angel showed off how to colorblock softer Spring colors in the Winter. The model started off her daytime ensemble with a beige batwing turtleneck sweater, then styled it with a pair of rose-colored skinny corduroys. She then added just the right amount of camel via her Rag & Bone Harrow booties ($495). A matching beige leather fringe bag, oversize brown sunglasses, and a few gold baubles made for a shiny finish. We know Spring isn't here (yet), but why not start prepping by experimenting with lighter staples now? Re-create Alessandra's exact look or try mixing and matching pretty, neutral pieces you already own now.
Florals are getting a modern revamp this season thanks to designers like Chanel, Chloé, and Dries van Noten, showcasing ultratextured renditions on their Spring '13 runways. Whether printed or embellished on tops, dresses, skirts, or trousers, we love how these new details add an extraluxe touch to just about any look. Try wearing a pair of dimensional printed floral trousers with sleek boots and a leather jacket for a new approach to cold-weather dressing; and come warmer weather, sport a pair of embellished floral trousers with an effortless silk tank and sandals. Any way you wear it, just remember to let your floral piece take the center of attention by pairing it with streamlined accompaniments. Like what you see? Just shop our editors' picks below to emote your own 3D floral effect.
All it will take is one look, and we guarantee you'll fall in love with the botanical dream Raf Simons created for Christian Dior's Spring '13 couture collection. Looking to capture "the very idea of Spring," Simons showcased nothing short of a meticulous bouquet of looks, which included floral-embellished gowns, embroidered bustiers, dramatic tea-length dresses, and sleek separates. The magic came into play thanks to Simons's penchant for modernity, which came through in the collection's clean, asymmetrical lines. We also loved how the designer found the right balance between sharp silhouettes, then tempered against ornate, feminine details. In short, it's a collection we're already dreaming of seeing on the red carpet this awards season. See our top 10 picks from Christian Dior's stunning show, then tell us which look is your favorite in the comments below.
Jessica Alba is in Paris enjoying all the fabulous Paris Couture Fashion Week festivities as we speak. But before she got dolled up for the front rows, she showed off her expert layering skills at the airport. The actress started with black basics, which were the perfect base for her eye-catching and cozy Tory Burch green wool Katie coat ($681, originally $851). She, then, finished her look off with black multi-buckle booties (with playful purple socks peeking out) and a wool hat. Score Jessica's exact Tory Burch coat now — or if the discounted price tag is still too steep, check out some of these less-expensive (but equally cool alternatives): BB Dakota's evergreen coat ($78, originally $130), Calvin Klein's faux leather-trim coat ($110, originally $325), and Lands' End's dark green cocoon coat ($100, originally $200).