Chloë Moretz chose a fashion-forward Antonio Berardi look from the Resort 2013 collection for Comic Con in NYC. But it was her black-and-white polka-dot Sophia Webster sandals that really stole the spotlight from her top half. The shoes coordinated perfectly with her ensemble, but they also managed to stand out from the rest. Chloë's latest look proves the power of quirky footwear, and it's a power that should not be underestimated. So the next time you're getting dressed, before you choose your shoes, consider finishing off with a pair of quirky sandals, boots, or flats. They can be unique in shape, print, color, or all of the above. Just make sure they simultaneously coordinate and clash with your look. Shop our favorite quirky footwear below to get started.
It may have featured the season's requisite decorations and used its popular materials (sequins, paillettes, mesh, sheer fabrics, and their ilk), but Antonio Berardi's Spring 2013 collection was more about exploring shape than it was about chasing trends.
"Everything was incredibly geometric, the idea was that it was architectural, even the silhouettes," Berardi said backstage after the show — and he wasn't kidding. Most of the skirt hems in his collection fell to two severe points after cascading in wide arcs off his models' hips. Jackets featuring generous extensions of the peplum featured the same effect. Meanwhile, sequins snaked down from the shoulders of jackets and dresses or up from the cuffs of trousers and sleeves to create a graphic appeal. That these bits of shiny stuff had an iridescent quality is worth noting: it's something we've seen from more than one London designer at this point.
Sports Illustrated bombshell Kate Upton attended an event in NYC last night wearing a red Antonio Berardi dress ($1,318) with nude Yves Saint Laurent platform pumps ($825). From the front it looked like any standard sheath dress, but when Kate turned to the side, bam, a sexy exposed zipper running down the side was revealed. We've seen a plethora of exposed-zipper dresses — mainly running down the back — but we're absolutely loving the side exposed zipper detail; it's fresh and subtly sassy. While Kate's exact is available to shop, we did also hunt down a very similar and less-expensive style that comes in three colors: this Hybrid midi-length dress with side zip feature ($145). Wear it to the office with a blazer and pumps, then come night, throw it on with strappy sandals and shiny baubles to party chic.
Nicole Kidman is known for her classy style sense, but at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, where she promoted her new flick The Paperboy along with Matthew McConaughey and Zac Efron, the actress proved that the classic sheath can also be sexy! Nicole chose an orange red Antonio Berardi knee-length sheath with a fabulous side slit, then finished off with Manolo Blahnik peep toes and a gold Omega watch. While her exact dress isn't available, this red Antonio Berardi dress with a single side zip ($1,740) is equally stunning, especially since you can unzip it as much as you like. For something less pricey, try this Mango red slim-fit cocktail dress ($100). Or for an even sassier take on the classic sheath, get this Versace cutout red dress ($711, originally $1,105).
The high-low hemline trend is going strong among the celeb crowd and it's easy to see why, considering it's a fun and flirty alternative to one-length gowns. Everyone from Naya Riversa, to Nicole Richie, to Victoria's Secret model Lindsay Ellingson, and more have chosen various styles on the red carpet. Polka dots, sheer, hot pink, sequined . . . the list goes on. Step inside to see which celebs have worked the high-low trend and to shop similar pieces for your closet.
>> Antonio Berardi — in a divergence from his signature body-con ways — went full and sculptural for Fall 2012, offering up origami frocks, sharp-shouldered jackets, and angular-tiered skirts. Among the collection's standouts? A handful of floral-embellished, peplum sheaths and some very smart-looking full-flared skirt suits. Equally striking was the color palette: tomato, blush, gray, gold, and teal.
With Valentine's Day just eight days away, let the prepping begin! Instead of standing in front of your closet scratching your head on what to wear, why not look to five red-hot celeb ensembles? Whether you're going on a full-on fancy affair or something a bit more low-key, here are five looks from Emma Roberts, Elizabeth Banks, Emmy Rossum, Kate Bosworth, and Mischa Barton that will definitely get your love's heart racing.
Nicole Richie struck a pose on the red carpet of NBC's Winter TCA press tour in a sweet yet sassy Antonio Berardi ensemble — two-button blazer and embellished leggings. The dashing designer mixed funky House of Harlow accessories — multiple rings and a yellow croc clutch — with classic patent Christian Louboutin pumps. She finished off her fashionable style with fresh-blown locks and a light pink lip. Get her exact accessories with other similar items now.