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Posts for January 23rd 2013
With temperatures like this (read: below 20 degrees here in NYC), a jacket with some serious insulation is not optional. That said, puffer jackets aren't typically the most fashion-friendly pieces in our wardrobe, often evoking images of our less-than-flattering collegiate Winter style (or even more unflattering comparisons to the Abominable Snowman) — but we've made it our mission to change all that. With five style-savvy and Winter-ready ensembles, we're out to challenge any preconceived notions about the puffer. It's all about seeing this cold-weather gear with a fresh set of eyes and a heavy dose of this season's trends. Click on for a little style how-to that's all about giving your puffy coats and padded vests a fashion-approved upgrade.
H&M will stage its first fashion show (in eight years) during Paris Fashion Week on Feb. 27 and just upped the ante on the "parameters" of fast fashion. Not since 2005 has H&M held a proper fashion show, and with that kind of interim, you have to wonder: what else does the mass retailer have up its sleeve? The show — which will offer up around 25 looks from its Fall 2013 women's collection — is slated to take place at the iconic Musée Rodin, a venue that has also hosted the likes of Yves Saint Laurent and Christian Dior. "We felt excited about the collection and we really wanted to show it," said spokesperson Håcan Andersson. As it stands, H&M joins mass retailer Topshop (a brand that regularly shows its Unique collection during LFW) in a new category that fuses accessible franchised fashion with the stuff of high-profile runway fodder. Are you excited to see H&M go from off the rack to on the runway?
Today is Tiffani Thiessen's 39th birthday, which we happen to think is a little ridiculous. The actress formerly known as Kelly Kapowski has been influencing our personal style since her days on Saved by the Bell, where her skintight biker shorts, slouchy crop tops, and colorful Keds (always Keds!) reigned supreme. Tiffani's high-octane high school cheerleader looks have certainly come back to the forefront of fashion — over the Summer, we saw more denim cutoffs and neon bra tops than we care to remember — and are providing sartorial inspiration to an entirely new generation. For those of you who remember Kelly Kapowski in all her prom-queen-winning, volleyball-playing, George Michael-loving glory, we're celebrating in true Bayside High fashion. Click through to look back on Tiffani's most awesome SBTB looks.
Coach isn't just about handbags anymore. With what brand chairman and chief executive officer Lew Frankfort described to WWD as a "shifting marketplace" and disappointing quarterly sales, Coach is responding with its own transformation — a marked change to grow its footwear, outerwear, jewelry, and apparel, as well as to debut a new store look. It's a strategy aimed to develop the Coach label in the same vein as Tory Burch or Michael Kors, aka the big lifestyle players and the competitors currently chipping away at Coach's (still lion's) share of the North American handbag market. It's also a targeted effort to appeal to the lifestyle, rather than the needs of the consumer. According to Reed Krakoff, the brand’s president and executive creative director, the new approach is about speaking to the consumer from an “emotional way” rather than a “functional one," and that concept will mean both a revolution of product, beginning with their footwear line, and extending to the store layout and visual displays.
Beginning in August, stores will house all retail categories from apparel and accessories to footwear and handbags, while footwear itself will become a more prominent part of about 100 stores for starters this Spring, and in-store shoe salons will become a part of an estimated 50 Coach flagship stores. But, maybe the most telling revamp for the accessories-focused brand is the hiring of Sandra Hill as the head of women’s design. With 16 years as creative design director of women's wear at Paul Smith and most recently as vice president of Bonobos, Hill's presence confirms the brand's strategic shift to develop its apparel. Says Krakoff, “We have a world-class-level design team now. We are creating a new expression for the brand. Our design process is entirely different. Fashion is about a dream. We really have to dream a bit.” We'll dream, too — mainly about what we'll be shopping from the new Coach collections. What's your take: are you excited to see what the changes will bring?
The Paris Couture Spring '13 shows are in full swing in the City of Light, and fashion-forward ladies like Diane Kruger, Jessica Alba, and Chloë Moretz have made their way to the front row to catch all of the action! We spotted Diane, Hailee Steinfeld, and Clémence Poésy at Chanel, while Chloë and Jessica took in the sartorial sights at Raf Simons's Dior show. Get all the info on their chic front-row attire in today's episode! On Allison McNamara: Club Monaco top.
Kate Beckinsale always looks phenomenal on the red carpet, but on a recent shopping trip in LA, she proved she also has major street-style cred. The actress jazzed up her Winter basics with this geometric-print Stylestalker blazer ($189) — we especially love the blend of warm hues. She then finished off the look with dark cuffed denim, black suede booties, and cat-eye shades for a fuss-free style that's easy to re-create (you probably already own most of the pieces in your closet). Score Kate's exact blazer to work with your favorite jeans for a lunch date with friends or glam it up with leather leggings and sky-high pumps at night.
Karolina Kurkova showed off two fabulous looks at a Swiss bash last night, but it was her red-and-blue ensemble that made our colorblock-loving hearts skip a beat. The supermodel started with a silky red button-down and red leather pants — both by Joseph — which was a bold pairing on its own — then things got even more thrilling when she finished off with unexpected cobalt pumps. It makes us want to fuse red and blue, pronto. Only caveat? How to work the palette without looking like you're dressed for the Fourth of July. I know what you're thinking — it's easy for a svelte model to pull this look off, but can I? Yes, you can; just keep these tips and trick in tow to make it work:
- It takes a certain amount of confidence to wear brights like this, but once you've nailed that, that's half the battle.
- Once you've faced your daring side, make sure to limit your look to only red and blue. Read: under no circumstance should you throw in white in the mix (unless of course it is actually July 4).
- Keep it simple. While you might be able to get away with injecting a little black, you'll lose the dramatic (and chic!) effect that the red and blue contrast creates when you add more colors to the ensemble. If you don't love Karolina's exact outfit, you can experiment with other combinations: blue top with red pants, red blazer with cobalt jeans, blue dress with red shoe — the options are limitless and the effects are sure to be just as strong. To get you started, we've picked our favorite red-and-blue pairings below, just shop to channel Karolina's bold look.
POPSUGAR is excited to announce the launch of a brand-new series dedicated to those who live for fashion! One of a Kind gives a lucky reader the chance to meet — and be styled by — BCBGMAXAZRIA's Creative Director Lubov Azria. Lubov's dressed everyone from Blake Lively to Miranda Kerr to Lauren Conrad in the brand's iconic chic silhouette, and now she wants to style you! POPSUGAR and Diet Dr Pepper are giving away a trip to NYC, where you'll get one-on-one fashion advice from Lubov and come away with a one-of-a-kind look courtesy of Lubov herself. Entering is simple; click here and tell us about your style and why it's "one of a kind" — good luck!
They might have been on opposite coasts, but Miranda Kerr and Jennifer Lopez were clearly on the same style wavelength when they both sported leopard on the same day. Miranda tucked a sheer leopard button-down by Equipment into skinny Nobody jeans, then finished with ballet flats, a Givenchy bag, and cat-eye Prada shades while catching a flight out of LAX, and Jennifer rocked an A.L.C. leopard jacket with a matching skirt and Christian Louboutin over-the-knee boots during promotions for her new movie, Parker, in NYC. We think both looks would work for the weekend, but we envision Miranda's for daytime brunch and Jennifer's for nighttime fun. Get a closer look at both ensembles, then shop similar — and a couple exact — pieces to sass up your weekend wardrobe.