There's no question that Rosie Huntington-Whiteley can rock a red suit, but when she stepped out for the British Fashion Awards in her slim Antonio Berardi design, the question became: is something missing? A close look (and who wouldn't want to gaze upon the model longer?) revealed that in reality she was wearing colorblock trousers and ultrasleek stilettos with a result that was less shocking than stunning. Read on to get a closer look at the design and tell us if you too were duped by her slacks.
At London Fashion Week this morning, Antonio Berardi called upon the considerable talents of the Revlon team to create a beauty look for his catwalk show for the fifth season running. Led by Global Artistic Director Gucci Westman, the makeup team created a grown-up look with a focus on bold, matte red lips. Base was flawless, cheeks given only a gentle wash of color, eyes had a little mauve shadow, a lick of mascara, and a tiny bit of blue liner on the tear line, leaving those lips to really do the talking.
Jenny Longworthy complemented this with glossy red nails using the classic Revlon Red Nail Enamel ($5) . . . a far cry from the nail art and nudes we've seen elsewhere. Hair followed the season's big catwalk trend, swept back off the face in a half ponytail with lots of gel for a wet look, though there was more texture to the lengths in this look, with a few micro braids dotted about for added interest.
Like so many London Fashion Week designers, Antonio Berardi had a love affair with pink for Spring 2014. His show was full of the feminine shade, but textured finishes, sportswear-inspired sweaters and biker jackets stopped it from ever getting too girlie. Alongside the pink came rich red and white, cream, silver, and black on separates, rise-and-fall dresses, and oversize tops. Prints barely appeared at all, save for the odd dash of a metallic animal print and delicate embroidered blooms on some dresses. Really it was the fabric choices and clever panel work that gave the looks their intricate detail; stiff silk against soft chiffon and organza with leather, sheer stripes against opaque, and sleeves with big shoulders and stiffened panels.
We've all heard it before: "Blank is the new black." Truth is, no matter what you insert into that "blank," there will always be a new black as long as each season brings another trend-filled crop of runway shows. Which is fortunate for us, because there's plenty to look forward to now that Fall 2012's florals, strong shoulders, and oxblood seem a bit last year.
Whether it's swapping those flowers for plaid, severe lines for rounded ones, or burgundy for deep blue, you won't miss last year's looks once you say hello to 2013's freshest styles. See all eight designer-inspired trends to get you ready for the chilling months to come!
For the latest edition of Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop e-newsletter, the star teamed up with her stylist, Elizabeth Saltzman, to spotlight their favorite (and ultra-talented) gang of British designers: Erdem, Peter Pilotto, Antonio Berardi, Stella McCartney, Preen. . . the list goes on. The inspiration struck when the actress realized that most of the pieces she wore for her Iron Man 3 promotions tour were made by the folks across the pond. We pulled out the most crucial style tips from Gwyneth and Elizabeth just for you.
Gwyneth wearing Erdem at Iron Man 3 Paris photocall.
- Start with a print-on-print look, then according to Elizabeth: "Take it from morning, to day, to night with sneakers for the school run, flats for the office, and heels for nighttime."
- "Finish off the look by mixing in black basics like a tote bag and a leather jacket," Elizabeth suggests.
- Shop Elizabeth's picks here to get the look.
Gwyneth in sheer Antonio Berardi at Iron Man 3 LA premiere.
- "This season is all about having a sneak peek at body parts, whether it be a midriff, shoulder, cleavage or thigh," says Elizabeth.
- Elizabeth also noted she's coveting new British design duo Trager Delaney's mesh-back dress "for an outfit with a bit of edge to it."
- Shop peek-a-boo pieces here.
Between promoting Iron Man 3 and her new cookbook, Gwyneth Paltrow has had many opportunities to deliver some fierce red carpet looks. And at the film's LA premiere last night, her colorblocked Antonio Berardi gown — complete with supersexy sheer panels — did not disappoint. Let's just say, these risqué insets put thigh-high slits to shame! Watch on for all the style scoop. On Allison McNamara: Rebecca Taylor top, Zara vest, Jane Basch necklace.
The road to the Oscars is paved with many star-studded Vanity Fair parties, and while Monday night's event supplied the flirty cocktail dresses, yesterday's "Girl Rising" party delivered a cool contrast in light vs. dark styling. Freida Pinto stepped out in a blue, gray, and cream patchwork-infused, mesh-detailed Antonio Berardi dress from the designer's Spring '13 collection, and finished the look off with pewter Roger Vivier ankle-strap sandals. Meanwhile, Chloë Moretz chose a Christian Dior Pre-Fall '13 black fit-and-flare number that offered up a chic take on ladylike dressing — and played to a much darker kind of nighttime glamour. She kept her hair down, wore a smoky eye, and completed it all with nude pointy-toe pumps. Both ladies did right by their evening fare, so now it comes down to who you think did it best. Weigh in below!
Last night's Directors Guild Awards played host to yet another round of slick red-carpet cocktail attire. While not quite the stuff of black-tie affairs, our two favorite looks certainly held enough intrigue to supply ample (sleeveless) styling inspiration. Jennifer Garner opted for an Antonio Berardi LWD that, once again, proved her ability to find the balance in sexy cuts and glamorous finishes. And for us, the combination of a body-conscious silhouette, embellished top, and a crisp Winter white hue made this the kind of monochromatic outfit that never veers toward boring. To counter the sleeveless shift, she accessorized with muted metallic pieces, namely a Salvatore Ferragamo box clutch and matching satin peep-toe pumps, then added just a hint of sparkle via Cartier jewels. Jennifer's look is the perfect solution to your "how to wear white at night" question. But if you're not a fan of the peep-toe look in Winter, try a pointy-toe pump in the same neutral tone instead.This award season's wild-card styler, Anne Hathaway, went for a punchier print look, donning a sleeveless pink-and-blue beaded Valentino Couture dress with navy blue Casadei vegan heels. Because the dress offered up a serious textual statement, the Les Misérables actress didn't do much else in the way of add-ons. Her diamond studs, tennis bracelet, and wedding ring served as the outfit's only accents, and in this case, it totally worked. Anne's playful choice is the kind of dress you should wear on the next night out with the girls — it's fun, festive, but doesn't feel overdone in the least. Which look would you wear? Tell us in the comments.
Not only did Beyoncé put the kibosh on the National Anthem lip-synching controversy — yes, she did sing along to a prerecorded track, but today's stunning live performance put the nay-saying to rest — but she also looked phenomenal while doing so. This afternoon, the brunette stunner fielded questions at a Super Bowl halftime press conference in New Orleans, and to do so, she worked a gorgeous long-sleeved, leg-lengthening, back-baring little white dress by Olcay Gulsen. Not letting any detail go to waste, she also sported sheer-mesh polka-dotted pumps, supplying a double dose of sexy-meets-sweet style. As if her dress weren't chic enough, Beyoncé took her look to new heights via cascading side-swept curls, a gold-foil manicure, and a few dainty jewels. If these looks are a preview of what's in store for (what promises to be) an epic Super Bowl halftime, we can't wait to see what noteworthy ensemble she chooses for the big game.But wait, there's more. Beyoncé gave us an encore with a second press-conference outfit. She stepped out backstage in another dazzling number: a bright orange knee-length Antonio Berardi dress that she partnered with gold-studded Jimmy Choo pumps.
It's only Tuesday, but Jessica Chastain's already supplied enough glamorous fashion fodder for the whole week. Her appearances on the Late Show With David Letterman and at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards last night drew out two lovely looks from the actress (who already wowed us with her enviable Winter coat collection). Now, it's clear the actress is revving up for award-season fashion — and we have a feeling that these two test runs are just the tip of the iceberg for the Zero Dark Thirty star. For her first trick, Jessica headed to the Late Show in a brilliant, cobalt-hued Antonio Berardi sheath. The curve-skimming sheath fits perfectly, and while the front of the dress is classically chic, the real wow factor is the exposed-zip and cutout back. For the finish, Jessica looked to a pair of ankle-strap heels, the perfect choice to play up the dress's sexier side.Of course, that's just the beginning of Chastain's night — the style antics continued when the actress headed to the New York Film Critics Circle Awards, this time in a lacy Oscar de la Renta fit-and-flare confection from the label's Pre-Fall '13 collection. Switching gears, Jessica played to a more ladylike side with a feminine cut, frilly details, and a megawatt Queen by Harry Winston diamond collar necklace (totaling $1.3 million). She arrived in a classic black coat, and finished it off with a pair of peep-toe Louboutins for a sweet take on evening style. Now, it's time to cast your votes — which of Jessica's little dresses wowed you?