It's rare to come across a red carpet these days that doesn't play host to (at least) one stunning Elie Saab gown. The Lebanese designer has, in effect, become a go-to source for glamorous premiere dresses and award-show fare, and we have a hunch it has everything to do with his penchant for dense embroidery, princess-gown silhouettes, and decadent embellishing. Saab's Couture Spring '13 collection debuted in Paris today, and with it came 48 ethereal confections practically begging to be worn to some fancy gala. We can easily imagine Keira Knightley slipping into one of the icy-hued, crystalline-embroidered tulle gowns, or perhaps Gwyneth Paltrow taking on one of the crisp white body-skimming gowns as an homage to last year's standout Tom Ford number at the Oscars. We also spotted a funkier printed sheath in a '50s-inspired shape that has Kerry Washington written all over it. Luckily, we're smack dab in the middle of award season, and with the SAG Awards this Sunday, we're hoping to see any one of these 11 gowns sooner rather than later. Click on for our Elie Saab Couture picks and who we'd like to see wearing them on a red carpet near you.
Posts for January 26th 2013
Instead of replacing those tired black heels at the back of your closet, we're updating them with a little inspiration from Prada. In today's DIY, Fashion Reporter Allison McNamara is teaching you how to create your very own pair of beaded, designer-inspired heels. Just watch to see how it's done! On Allison McNamara: Club Monaco top, Hale Bob vest, House of Lavande bracelet.
Now's that funny time when you don't really feel like buying a new Winter coat, but you'd also be jumping the gun if you went out and purchased a pretty floral dress. With February just a few short days away, we're looking to J.Crew's crazy sale — everything from its clearance section is marked down by an additional 40 percent with special code GET40 — to score pieces we can wear now and later. Case in point: this schoolboy houndstooth blazer. Click on for details on it and six more amazing transitional finds from J.Crew's sale now.
- Cara Delevingne blends in for W Magazine — Sandi in the City
- Five simple ways to save money on beauty — Beauty and the Budget
- Azzedine Alaïa is gearing up to launch a fragrance — The Fash Pack
- Get your suitcase ready: essentials for a Winter escape — Tiger Tem's Fashion Bites
- Binge vs. budget: the best grid-pattern pieces — Cheap Chic Daily