Sienna Miller took to the streets of NYC sporting cool Paper Denim & Cloth distressed boyfriend jeans ($218) — but she didn't style them in the traditional slouchy fashion we've grown accustomed to. The actress opted to go the opposite direction with feminine pieces from head to toe by choosing a white lace blouse and a pair of blue suede pumps. She then tied a printed scarf around her waist for a unique alternative to a belt and added round retro-style Karen Walker tortoiseshell sunglasses ($280). So the next time you reach for your boyfriend jeans, channel Sienna. In fact, start now by shopping our picks of similar pieces below.
Alexa Chung never ceases to amaze us with her effortless, cool-girl aesthetic, and her latest NYC ensemble is certainly no exception. It's super easy to re-create, and you probably already have the right pieces in your closet. To start, Alexa wore a classic denim dress, then added an olive-green jacket for a utilitarian edge. Other touches included a bright red structured crossbody bag by Delvaux, lace loafers, and these tortoiseshell Karen Walker sunglasses ($250). We love the color combination, and her lace shoes provided the right amount of feminine flair. Mimic Alexa's latest outfit for your next daytime outing, and to transition the look to night, just swap the olive jacket for a blazer and the flats for heels.
"We drew inspiration from the look of Karen Walker collections and with a little help from my 5-year-old, Valentina, we picked out some of our beloved signature styles such as frill hem sweatshirt dresses and boat pants and restyled them for kids," Karen Walker said of her line. "As a brand with working parents in the team, we wanted to create a fun and spirited kids' collection that used high quality utility fabrics and would be kid-friendly and a great price."
Pieces will start at $16, and the collection will be in stores on June 3. In the meantime, get your fix for the affordable, adorable Uniqlo Kids line here!
Karen Walker mastered the notion of effortless cool for Fall '13 with a collection filled with easy silhouettes, shots of neon hues, and, of course, covetable statement eyewear. With a nod to the UK — and the Siouxsie Sioux bumping on the soundtrack — Walker melded her concept of utility-meets-romance via sweeping oversize trench coats, sweet tweed pinafore dresses, and rose-printed quilted jackets. The result? A lineup of refreshing feminine pieces injected with just the right amount of edge. See all the standout looks from her collection now.
We're seeing lots of graphic eyeliner this season, and the models at Karen Walker's Fall 2013 show had big, bold, and colorful winged eye makeup. The vibrant eyes were paired with a grunge-inspired hairstyle and black matte nails.
The look: Bright makeup with tousled hair and low ponytails.
The inspiration: Siouxsie Sioux.
Color scheme: The green and orange eye makeup was inspired by shoes from the collection.
Makeup: Lead makeup artist Benjamin Puckey for MAC drew upon Siouxsie Sioux of the English punk rock band Siouxsie and the Banshees for inspiration for the vibrant eye makeup. The orange and green liners were created using MAC pigments and were painted on the lids using a fine lining brush. Brows were bleached with hydrogen peroxide, and the face was kept bare with a little foundation to make the color on the eyes really stand out.
Hair: Of the textured hair, lead stylist Laurent Philippon for Bumble and Bumble explained, "What we're doing is a little bit of a grunge revival." All the girls had their hair diffused to bring out their natural texture, and then their strands were set in loose braids to hold the look until they went out on the runway. He layered Bumble and Bumble's Prep and Surf Spray to get the natural-looking texture.
Nails: Nail artist Joaney Black for OPI created the punk-rock-esque manicure. She started off with Black Onyx and finished with a matte top coat for the ultimate in cool-girl style.
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Meanwhile, with a collection filled with mixed prints and femme silhouettes,
Click through to peek all the items in February's installment of Made In Kind — including work from Byron Lars and Dusen Dusen — here in the slideshow.
Gwen Stefani dropped her kids off at school in LA, then headed to the car, showing off her new MICHAEL Michael Kors dotted sweater ($120). We've seen a lot of polka-dot tops, but this one definitely pops thanks to its mix of small and large dots. The white contrast collar, hem, and cuffs lend a sporty flair, and the the faded wash makes this affordable buy even more effortlessly adorable. We also love the way Gwen styled her sweater: with olive skinny jeans, black booties, and slick Karen Walker off-white sunglasses ($250). Score Gwen's exact polka-dot sweater now to work into your Winter wardrobe. Wear it with black trousers or leather pants to dress it up, with jeans for a laid-back vibe, and with leggings when you just feel like lounging at home.
While taking a romantic stroll with her boyfriend in NYC, Emma Roberts showed off a casual cool ensemble that's easy to re-create no matter what city you're in. The actress started off with some basics: a striped top, ripped jeans, and taupe suede booties. She wore a Paul & Joe Sister leather and shearling jacket on top, then added a bright pop of color via a fuchsia scarf. Round tortoise sunglasses by Karen Walker ($310) and a studded green Marni bag completed Emma's Winter street chic. Mimic this ensemble by sporting your favorite basics, then taking your look to a sassier place via a punchy scarf, bag, and shades.
Isla Fisher was surrounded by a slew of stylish starlets at the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund event in LA, but it was her edgy-slash-sophisticated ensemble that really stood out. The actress paired an olive-green button-down and emerald sweater with a black leather miniskirt and lace-up ankle boots while chatting with Hollywood's hottest at Chateau Marmont. A black Hermès tote, oversize Karen Walker shades ($250), and Jennifer Meyer jewels upped her glam factor. Take a cue from Isla and pair a monochromatic topper with a leather mini, black suede booties, and her celeb-approved shades.
From the red carpet to the runway, the oft-popular fringe has been taking a backseat to a longer, more swooping side style (which has been spotted at shows such as DKNY, Erin by Erin Fetherston, and Katie Gallagher). But that didn't stop Karen Walker from sending her girls down the runway with grown-out bangs so long that they tickled the tips of their noses. The designer, who's a fringe fan herself, paired her eye-grazers with a subtly texturized coiffure that didn't take away from the focal point. And with the bevy of hats and hairpieces that were staples in Walker's Spring 2013 collection, the bangs provided a great anchor for the structured accessories. Who said growing your bangs out had to be painful? Karen Walker proved that the look isn't going out anytime soon . . . especially when paired with a bright pink lip hue.