The Cannes Film Festival is under way, and the South of France is bustling with très chic stars and filmmakers. If you're feeling the love for the country of berets and baguettes this week, we've got some French romance movie recommendations for you. From the serious to the lighthearted — with witty and passionate thrown in — here are some romantic French movies you can stream on Netflix!
Red lips are classic, red eye makeup is trendy, and red hair is unique. We saw all those looks and more on the Spring 2013 runways. Crimson is a timeless color, so when you go to update your seasonal makeup palette, something in the red family is almost required. While you might not be ready to try all the iterations of the hue seen here, click through to get plenty of ruby red inspiration.
Every Fashion Week has a unique personality, and Australia can only be categorized as fearless. It is not rare to see full-on costume makeup on the Sydney catwalks. On the other hand, there are also edgy looks that push the envelope without being impossible to re-create at home. While the looks coming down the runway ranged from sweet to somewhat scary, we selected the top 22 anyone can try right now.
Photo: Looks from Gareth Pugh's Fall 2013 show
New York has the CFDA Fashion Incubator, and London has Fashion East. But where do the up-and-coming designers of Paris go for assistance in getting noticed and staging shows? Increasingly, the answer is Made.
The program, which has been helping emerging designers by subsidizing the costs of their Fashion Week shows in New York since 2009, started staging shows in Paris during the Fall 2013 shows. Its three founders, Jenne Lombardo, Mazdack Rassi, and Keith Baptista, asked designers Gareth Pugh and Anthony Vaccarello to show at Hotel Salomon de Rothschild and then got 10 younger designers to show their collections there too. Yang Li, a 25-year-old designer from Beijing, made his Paris debut there.
"There's no room in Paris for these young designers, and you can't get around the city to save your life," Lombardo said in an interview with Style.com. And although she also admitted that "it's taken a few years for us to get the respect" of the Paris establishment, they're hoping to continue to support the bright young things in the City of Light.
"We as partners in the program made a substantial investment in Paris," Baptista said. "I think that everybody wishes us success; it's a question of whether they're willing to invest their own time and energy to help us succeed, and that's where we have to kind of make a breakthrough."
Spring is here, and its vibrant forecast has us dreaming of all the ways to style up an outfit that perfectly reflects its rainbow hues. This season, embrace a spectrum of bright, bold hues and a serious mix of luxurious navy blues, icy grays, and jeweled purples to tag along. Among the ROYGBIV runway standouts? Oscar de la Renta's shocking pink, Rag & Bone's neon green, Phillip Lim's rich cobalt blue, Michael Kors's saturated lemon yellow, Alexander Wang's crisp blacks and whites, and Proenza Schouler's lacquered-up red. Click through now to experience our ultimate color trend breakdown firsthand.
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Jessica Alba styled up pastels for Easter Sunday along with her husband, Cash Warren, and their two daughters, Honor and Haven! The family of four looked adorable yesterday wearing head-to-toe pastel outfits. Jessica went for peach, Cash looked stylish in baby blues, while their girls hunted for Easter eggs and hopped around in lilac and pink. Watch today's Fashion Flash to see it all! On Allison McNamara: Robert Rodriguez top, Cameo pants, Vita Fede bracelets.
Checkerboard patterns are taking off this season, and we're currently feeling inspired by the Louis Vuitton Spring '13 runway. Of course, it's easy to cull extra checkerboard inspiration, thanks to Jessica Alba, Miranda Kerr, Kerry Washington, and more. You don't have to slip into a fully checkered ensemble to tap into the trend — why not try just a pop of print instead? Our solution is today's DIY: an easy checker-print bag. Watch on to see how it's done, and get started today! On Allison McNamara: Bebe top, M by Missoni pants.
Whenever Fashion Month winds down, we always find ourselves wishing we could wear our favorite pieces straight from the runway (see: Kate Moss in pretty much everything). Luckily, there are ways to get the most of Fall 2013's biggest trends right now, with just a few minor tweaks and quick styling tips. For instance, Spring's finicky weather still calls for lots of layering, which makes copying Fall runway trends a snap — just stick to multiple lightweight layers and inject pops of color where necessary. We've taken three stellar Fall runway looks and made them wearable for right now. Click through to see and shop them all now.
It's just as important to take in the trends on the Fashion Week streets as it is to pore over the looks from the Fall '13 runways — that's because these showgoers provided a glimpse into some of the biggest trends to wear right now. With one foot still planted in Winter and the other bravely stepping toward Spring, Fashion Week's street-styled stars incorporated brilliant pops of color, flashes of metallic, this season's standout prints, and much more into their bundled-up ensembles. While there were clearly microtrends brewing in each Fashion Week locale — sweatshirts, pajama dressing, and plaids in London; furry accents all over Milan; and pencil skirts, statement jewels, and sneakers just about everywhere — these are the 12 major trends that emerged from weeks' worth of looks from the globe-trotting fashion pack. Click through for the highlights straight from the Fashion Week streets — and get inspired to wear the trends all Spring.
Source: Le 21ème | Adam Katz Sinding, IMAXtree, Greg Kessler
It's only his second collection for McQ Alexander McQueen, but Alistair Carr has long since hit his stride. His use of the Prince of Wales check is a spot-on trend, but he infused the McQueen aesthetic by applying it to motorcycle jackets and suits covered in the screen-printed stripes of a tiger.
That idea — letting the codes of the the company's more expensive label inform what goes on in its secondary collection — seems to be guiding Carr's work. The nipped-in waist and wide, metallic belts Sarah Burton has been showing in the main collections appeared here, too, most notably on a wide-sleeved sweater dress and in a black-and-red double-breasted coat.