Want to know what's really happening at Paris Fashion Week, right now? Luckily, our fashion editors are on the scene and bringing you the scoop straight from the City of Light. Watch as they fill us in on H&M's very first runway show and afterparty, as well as Carven's Fall 2013 collection — which was filled with oversize coats, mod skirt suits, and surprising pastels.
Posts for February 2013
Staged at the École des Beaux-Arts, the Lanvin Fall '13 collection proved just as feminine, expertly tailored, and over the top (tastefully so) as the season before. Translation: we want it all. Attendees were served champagne and popcorn as they waited for the show to start, and once it did, Alber Elbaz sent out looks defined by ladylike silhouettes — cast in dark navy blue, black, icy pearl, and muted rust hues — and eye-catching accents. In addition to those highlights, it was all about the full skirt, too. Whether they came down the runway traditionally voluminous, tiered with ruffles, or pinned with asymmetrical folds, there was a definite turn to all-out glamour for day and night. Silky dresses, cropped trousers, and belted outerwear, which provided gorgeous nipped-waist shapes, were also part of the every-styling-sensibility formula that made this collection both relatable and fantastical. As for the finishing touches? Bejeweled belts, sumptuous fur stoles, leather opera gloves, chain-link necklaces that read "HAPPY" and "HELP," glitter ankle-strap pumps, flat brogues, and the house's signature floral prints rounded out the undeniably beautiful Fall '13 show. See everything here.
Michelle Williams and Mila Kunis are busy promoting Oz the Great and Powerful and are now over in Russia for the Moscow premiere. Before hitting the red carpet, the cast posed for photos on the rooftop of the Ritz. Michelle, Mila, and James all brought out their red-carpet best, delivering standout looks in Jason Wu, Versace, and Gucci, respectively. Watch on to hear all the style scoop! On Allison McNamara: Zara top and jacket, Blank NYC jeans.
What do Katie Holmes and Katharine McPhee have in common? They both looked impossibly cool sitting courtside at the Knicks game in NYC last night. Holmes styled denim on denim, courtesy of a chambray shirt and ripped jeans, then finished it all off with neon orange pumps. McPhee took a more utilitarian approach in an olive-green button-down top, black jeans, and black boots, then added a bunch of gold bangles for shine. Both ladies brought their off-duty A-game, but which look scores the most points?
Adriano Goldschmied's GoldSign label has teamed up with J.Crew for a jean-ius capsule collection. And today, you can shop the two new jean styles and a skirt — in five denim washes and two wool-denim washes — online, in 11 J.Crew stores, and from the J.Crew catalog, with prices ranging from $198 to $288. Although, don't expect to see any superskinny jeans in the first-ever capsule mix. Inspired by Norma Jean Baker and the all-American pinup girl, Goldschmied says that he "wanted to go back to what beauty was at that time, curvy and classic, which is also very fitting for what J.Crew represents." With a clear nod to a vintage aesthetic and classic silhouettes, we're ready to style our own pair with a relaxed white tee and pointy-toe pumps.
We're taking you inside jewelry designer Jennifer Fisher's studio, where we're getting an inside look at her newest collection, aptly named The Darkside. From tough-girl spine bracelets to skull-trimmed necklaces and bangles, Jennifer's collection is perfect for the downtown girl who loves to show off some serious arm candy. Watch on to hear Jennifer's heart-wrenching story on how she got her start, and all about the style setters who rock her designs! On Allison McNamara: H&M top and skirt, Jennifer Fisher rings.
Peter Copping stuck to what he called a "resolutely graphic palette" for the Nina Ricci Fall 2013 show, using predominantly black, white, and crimson red for the feminine collection. With nods to 1950s silhouettes in sleek skirtsuits and sporty motifs like fur-trimmed layers, it was a collection made for a modern Grace Kelly. The presentation itself was also fit for a princess, as the sister duo of Katia and Marielle Labèque played at nested Steinway grand pianos placed in the middle of the gleaming red runway. Click through to see the full collection.
When it comes to Olivia Palermo's style, it's hard to pick favorites. The reality-star-cum-fashion-darling has a way with clothes — and if this isn't your first visit to POPSUGAR Fashion, you know we're pretty much smitten with her styling skills. Since today happens to be Miss Palermo's 27th birthday, there really is no tribute quite so fitting as a look at what she does best. With an eye for the perfect accessories, Olivia transforms just about any off-the-rack find from favorite stops like Zara and Topshop — that's not to say she doesn't also have a taste for designer wear from the likes of Marchesa or DVF, but it's how she puts it all together that really sets her apart. Inside, we've culled 36 of her best dress moments — flip through for a peek at our favorites and how Olivia gives each red-carpet confection or easy-chic frock her own styling twist.
We can't wait to shed all of our heavy Winter coats for lighter fare, and with warmer temps within reach, we're looking to update our wardrobe with the perfect Spring jacket. Our favorite styles this season range from chic trench coats — perfect for wearing with just about anything — to sportier renditions, like 3.1 Phillip Lim's gorgeous silk-embroidered bomber. To help you get on the right Spring track, we've handpicked 11 irresistible options (at all price points) for you to shop right now.
Opulent with '80s references — that might be the best way to sum up the cool-girl brand of glamour at Balenciaga's Fall '13 show. It wasn't the first time we've seen references to '80s-girl glitz from Olivier Rousteing, who gave us similar luxe last season in bold shoulders, crop tops, and Beetlejuice stripes. This lineup zeroed in on that same silhouette — oversize shoulders and tiny, tiny waists made even more obvious by wide leather and metallic belts to cinch every look. Proportional play was half the wow factor; the rest was achieved with high-wattage fabrics — metallics, leather, and embellished, quilted pieces in shades of emerald, flashes of gold, purple, and hot pink, a full range of jewel tones. Spots of cozy texture on sweaters and jackets offered a welcome contrast to parachute pants and sharp shoulders — but it takes a confident beauty, like Joan Smalls, to pull off the Dynasty-era drama (big earrings and all!) with modern edge.