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Posts for January 22nd 2013
Traditionally, we look to flowers in bloom, foliage, and the prettiest kinds of dresses for Spring: Karl Lagerfeld does that, too, but we don't get all the trappings of tradition without Lagerfeld's eye for edgier nuance and modernized femininity. For Chanel's Spring Couture, Lagerfeld transformed the Grand Palais in the heart of Paris into a private forest. Models stepped out onto a runway that resembled a hidden pathway, dotted with moss and greenery, making Lagerfeld's foray into Spring territory all the more authentic — and all the more lush. Gauzy, plush layers finished with feathered hemlines, floral appliqués, and pleated tiers gave dresses, both short and floor-length, a whimsical touch that Lagerfeld countered with straight off-the shoulder necklines and again in accessories. Never leaning too far toward romance or toward looking too far ahead to something entirely unfamiliar, the collection balances vintage-inspired silhouettes — ladylike elbow-length sleeves and gloves, Chanel's tweedy finishes, and a black, white, and navy palette — with lace and metallic thigh-high open-toe boots. It's very much about the neckline — attention must be paid to the layered off-the-shoulder cuts exposing yet another layer or the halter necklines revealing the collarbone and shoulders. And even when Lagerfeld delivers Spring bridal wear, he can't help but play with tradition — and not just because his two brides may be construed as a nod to same-sex marriage — but with a wedding dress done up in creamy white feathers and finished in layers of dreamy tulle. He marries the strong and soft — and makes us weak in the knees with every floaty hemline and every expertly crafted detail that results. Click through to see the collection in its entirety.
President Barack Obama has officially been inaugurated into his second term at the White House with FLOTUS Michelle Obama at his side. Over the weekend, Michelle and her family attended a series of inaugural events in a bevy of ensembles that culminated in the Inaugural Ball (and a gorgeous Jason Wu gown for Mrs. Obama) last night. We can hardly pick just one look from the FLOTUS's fashionable run, so we've rounded up all of our favorite looks from her very stylish weekend; take a look. On Allison McNamara: Club Monaco top, Robert Rodriguez skirt, Jennifer Fisher rings.
Michelle Obama has actually managed to outdo herself in one fell, custom ruby-red Jason Wu gown, er, swoop. Yes, the FLOTUS has stayed loyal to the young American designer who was behind her ethereal white Inaugural Ball gown four years ago, and the creation at hand is just as stunning. The chiffon-and-velvet halter-style gown, complete with a subtly sexy V-shaped back and a custom Kimberly McDonald diamond halter ring at the neckline, isn't lacking in all-American glamour. In addition, Michelle donned Jimmy Choo heels and a wristful of gold bangles. This latest ensemble, albeit the most formal, comes at the end of a long day of history-making outfits. We first spotted the FLOTUS leaving St. John's Church in a navy printed Thom Browne coat (dress not visible!), along with black J.Crew pumps and Cathy Waterman diamond stud earrings. Along the way, she punched it up with a seriously embellished J.Crew waist belt, proving her continued prowess in the outfit-revamp department. And her third look, at the inaugural luncheon, was perfectly polished (read: a striped Thom Browne sheath partnered with a cropped blue Reed Krakoff cardigan). Click through now for every angle of every FLOTUS outfit from the day's events!
For all of the first lady's most memorable looks (thus far), click here.
— Additional reporting by Chi Diem Chau
Emerald was announced as Pantone's color of 2013 early last month, and some of our favorite style setters have wasted no time heralding in the new hue with their clothing choices (we've already spotted Kate Middleton, Doutzen Kroes, and Allison Williams sporting the shade). But emerald is a jewel tone by nature, so it's no surprise that other stars — like Beyoncé, Lea Michele, and Alessandra Ambrosio — have gotten back to basics by accessorizing their neutral ensembles with stunning emerald baubles. Whether it's a smaller stud or dangling drop style, emerald earrings pop nicely against any skin tone, and can elevate even the most basic LBD. We've rounded up 10 of our favorite pairs — click through to see and shop them now.
The X Factor UK judge Nicole Scherzinger was spotted — or shall we say checkered — sporting a statement houndstooth coat that immediately caught our sartorial eye. The singer completed her latest London style with black skinny jeans, a black blouse, oversize round sunglasses, pointy booties with a stark white sole, and a bevy of gold baubles, including large hoop earrings. Houndstooth is one of those prints that comes back season after season, but it can very easily go the matronly route. But what we appreciate about Nicole's use of houndstooth is that it's every bit edgy and cool thanks to her use of two off-kilter accessories: exaggerated shades and killer shoes. Follow suit by matching up your houndstooth outerwear with equally smashing accoutrements to take your look from tame to traffic stopping.
Miranda Kerr injected major sophistication into her Nobody skinny jeans with an Equipment silky snake-print tee while on her way to a nail salon in LA. She completed her casual-cum-polished ensemble with a black blazer, black suede flats, a Givenchy bag, and snake-trim Linda Farrow sunglasses. With this outfit, Miranda reminded us how much we really love snake print. It's both wild and classic at the same time, which means it'll never go out of style. So we set off to find Miranda's exact top — and succeeded! — as well as a handful of other equally ssstunning snake-print pieces. Step inside to get a closer look at the model's latest look and to shop our picks.
With flu season underway — and the recent dramatic temperature drop in the East Coast — we're bundling up now more than ever. While it might be hard avoiding the "Michelin Man" effect, we found a street styler who's willing to prove otherwise. Her look is all about smart layering and a chic camel and denim color palette. And you easily emote the same effect; start off with a cozy, camel-hued Winter-repellent shearling coat, then add denim base layers underneath for a bohemian cowboy twist. Finish off with an oversize hobo, distressed jeans, (add on a scarf and gloves if you're in a really cold climate), and you're ready to face the elements. Inspired? Just shop our inspired editors' picks below.
Shop left to right: Ellen Tracy Faux Suede Envelope Coat ($140, originally $290), Frye Melissa Button Boot ($348), Vanessa Mooney Mosaic Cross Bracelet ($35), Bottega Veneta Luggage Hobo Bag ($1,680), Topshop MOTO Light Vintage Jamie Jeans ($80), Ray Ban Matte Classic Aviator Sunglasses ($150), Lucky Brand Brooke Chambray Shirt ($80)
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Brand-new silk shirts are fantastic—except when the cost eats up your entire month’s clothing budget. Vintage silk tops that are still in good condition can be hard to find in thrift stores, but did you know there are tons on Etsy? Yep. Brown Bag Vintage has great pieces, and—bonus—the owner actually works for Etsy, so you know you can trust the quality.
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There's a lot we could say about Jessica Chastain's superb acting (have you seen her in Zero Dark Thirty yet?), but today, what we really want to talk about is her coats. She might just have the single best Winter-coat wardrobe we've ever seen, and we don't say this lightly. Listen, Jessica may know how to hit a red carpet in glamorous body-con silhouettes (and we can't wait to see what she wears all awards season long), but she also knows how to make her outerwear a polished statement-making centerpiece. We've got the sartorial proof in just the last few weeks alone, and her stint in the Broadway play, The Heiress is to thank for it. In that, she's been spotted in NYC's Theater District almost daily, braving the cold in only the chicest of coats. From a plum-hued Burberry Queensbury trench to a velvet-trim military number, her coat-awesomeness cup runneth over — and serves to remind us just how valuable a great piece of outerwear really is. Take a look inside at how she styles her outerwear for added Winter styling inspiration now.