We're experiencing a serious case of Fall shopping itch today and with the weekend upon us, it's time to divulge in some retail healing (or lusting, at least). Our shopping obsessions range a mix of cold weather accessories, from J.Crew's genius two-in-one gloves and Vanessa Bruno's cozy textural scarf to decadent splurges from Phillip Lim and Ashish. Also, we can't stop swooning over Erin Wasson's totem-print Lindsey Thornburg Maxi Dress — she was spotted wearing it at New York Fashion Week — and for the daring, it also comes in a snazzy mini dress version.
Left to right: Erin Wasson in Lindsey Thornburg Maxi Dress ($450), Lindsey Thornburg Mini Dress ($400), 3.1 Phillip Lim Printed Pony Willow Wedge ($575), Ashish Cotton Sequin Check Shirt ($1,450), Vanessa Bruno Athé Alpaca-Blend Scarf ($89, originally $295), J.Crew Convertible Gloves ($98), Need Supply Cherokee Earrings ($84)
Photo: Fashion Chalet
There's black and there's liquidy black — the kind Michelle Monaghan sported and turned heads in. It's not leather, though it has the same slick shimmer; it's part sequined, part luxe liquidity in the fabric. Slip on the slinky sparkle in liquidy black skirts, dresses, shirts, and more — then, just watch it shine.
Marie Claire's style and accessories director, Taylor Tomasi Hill, took to the Paris streets on Fashion Week day two wearing a fresh ensemble comprised of a slouchy charcoal sweater, sequin tribal print skirt by Ashish, Balenciaga boots, and Miu Miu clutch. Eclecticism at its best, and we can't get over her gray peep-toe boots. Emulate the look with a printed dress by Rachel Pally, loose-fit gray sweater by CeCe, and platform boots by Carvela.
Left to right: Daisy Knights Studded Ring ($255), Michael Kors Silver Watch ($225), Taylor Tomasi Hill at Paris Fashion Week, Halston Heritage Leather Clutch ($245), Alexander Wang Tortoise Shell Sunglasses ($355), Carvela Platform Boots ($270), Rachel Pally Tribal Print Dress ($118)
Photos: Greg Kessler
London Fashion Week is like New York's eccentric, cheeky older sister, and the designers take risks that would make some fashionistas on this side of the pond blush. This year was even more daring than usual, with nude models, antlers, wild wigs, and face paint galore. I've put together 10 of the most jaw-dropping moments from the runway, so be sure to check out what the Brits have been up to right now.
The tracksuit gets tough, and perhaps even dangerous, with the latest Ashish collection for Topshop. Three pieces from the seven piece lineup—specifically the padded biker jacket, a jet black sweatshirt and matching tracksuit bottoms—are trimmed with seriously threatening 1.2 inch spiked studs. Equally not for the faint of heart are the accompanying Seventies-style brushed gold platforms. Ashish for Topshop is available online today.
Cocktail attire doesn't have to mean cocktail dress, and this season we're taking inspiration from menswear trends when dressing for the evening hours. Picture the above jackets and vests with skinny tuxedo trousers—like Stella McCartney's lace-trimmed stretch pants or Preen Line's PVC leggings—and a heavy heel or bootie for an I'm-with-the-boys party look.
Sigh, I will never tire of Miranda Kerr's cuteness. In addition to being one of Victoria's Secret's top models, the natural beauty is also a master at casual cool styling. While running errands in her native hometown of Sydney, Australia, she cranked up the fashion factor by pairing a blazer and tee with a vivacious cat print mini. Genius. These savage minis — whether lush leopard, cheetah, or tiger prints — add the ideal dose of animal instinct, and look best paired with loose casual tops. Just look at Miranda for inspiration; you know I will.
If you're looking to score four trends with one dress this Ashish One-Shoulder Dress ($895) is the way to go. One-shoulder. Animal print. Sequins. Mini. Check. But, I'm tripping over the neon green hue. A little iguana-esque, no? I'd be all over it in navy. What do you think?