Emma Stone was all class in a lace Bottega Veneta dress at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards in LA. Her ladylike frock was complemented by Bottega Veneta accessories — orange satin pumps and a knot clutch. Red nail polish matched her fiery 'do, while citrine drop earrings added a little bling to her colorful ensemble. Shop now for similar items to copy Emma's Movie Awards style.
Cameron Diaz looked white-hot in a ribbed tee and J Brand skinnies while leaving her London hotel. She sported a light-wash Levi's jean jacket and t-strap sandals, while toting her coveted Bottega Veneta bag. We added a funky watch to finish off Cameron's laid-back look. Shop now to buy her exact skinnies with other similar items to copy her fun and fresh style.
- See Marchesa's new Spring 2012 bridal collection — InStyle
- LA hot sale: Anthropologie jewelry trunk show — Refinery29
- Global style: the jet-set jeweler — Vogue Daily
- Reed Krakoff's treadmill is a catwalk — Interview
- Enter Prabal Gurung's Spring color blocking contest — Prabal Gurung
- Franca Sozzani on having separate pages for ‘black’ and ‘curvy’ Vogue readers — The Cut
- Bottega Veneta "Nero" crocodile soft clutch: clutch it if you can — Bag Snob
- Crystal Renn gives you permission to talk about her weight — Jezebel
It's been hard to find a fashionista who doesn't have a wrist full of bracelets the last few seasons. Part luxury, part junk, part gifts — all sentimental — the stacked wrist has become a style tattoo. It's the place to gleefully combine your mother's hand-me-down baubles with a trio of those friendship bracelets you bought in Costa Rica for 10 cents during Spring break, the love bracelet your best friend gave you, and costume jewelry from J. Crew. We tracked down some stackable bracelets, but keep in mind that you can always get a head start by buying some string and making your own. Lastly, these are truly the best gifts to give your friends, hence the name.
Photo from Where the Sidewalk Begins
>> The latest Fall 2011 campaign scuttlebutt: Isabeli Fontana is taking the early lead, with campaigns for Escada and Donna Karan booked, and a rumored appearance for Bottega Veneta as well. Karan's campaign, which was captured by Patrick Demarchelier the past three seasons, was snapped by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin for Fall 2011.
Meanwhile, Steven Meisel shot (and Karl Templer styled) the Fall 2011 Louis Vuitton campaign in New York yesterday — but there will reportedly be no Kate Moss appearance as there was on the runway. In fact, no supermodels will be featured at all: Instead, the six models chosen are said to be from the current generation — "Top 50-ish, a bit new. Nothing from the Icon list." Daphne Groeneveld and Fei Fei Sun are rumored to be among them.
Versace, like Donna Karan, is also switching up photographers — after going with Mario Testino for the past eight seasons, Donatella Versace has chosen Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott to do the Fall 2011 honors (with styling by Joe McKenna). Originally, the Versace campaign, like Vuitton, was reportedly supposed to feature six models, including Candice Swanepoel and Groeneveld, but the photographers are rumored to have settled instead on one girl with "short dark hair" who is a "cover star." Some are thinking that might indicate Saskia de Brauw as Versace's new girl.
To round out the Fall 2011 campaign placements so far, Juergen Teller shot Irina Kulikova yesterday for Moschino at Turin's Ristorante del Cambio, Ralph Lauren has reportedly cast its runway opener Sui He, and Liu Wen is rumored to be in the upcoming Dolce & Gabbana campaign.
A few images from the various shoots in the gallery.
Charlize Theron was spotted at Heathrow Airport in London looking like the epitome of casual cool. Her 'fit was comprised of J Brand Houlihan cargos, a black tee, and a mink-hued blazer, easy yet slick staples for traveling. Furthermore, oversized sunnies, a nude tote, and suede Bottega Veneta peep-toe booties inject just the right amount of spunk to her crisp look. Click on the items above to shop similar and exact items now!
Brooklyn Decker debuted a brand-new shorter haircut while in Miami. Her nautical striped dress, dual-metallic flats, and Bottega Veneta Moon tote were perfect for a day of errands. The natural beauty sported beach waves and clear polish, while we added a coral scarf for a pop of color. Unfortunately Brooklyn's exact tote is no longer available online, but shop now for similar items to copy her laid-back look.
>> Mario Testino photographed Anna Wintour for the April 2011 cover of WSJ. — likely at her request (he often shoots Vogue's covers). Because if there's one thing about Wintour, it's that she does things on her own terms.
Si Newhouse (chairman of Advance Publications, which owns Vogue) attests with an anecdote about a Fashion's Night Out meeting Wintour held in Paris, which had 30 international Vogue editors and publishers in attendance: "It was the first time anybody had gotten them all together. She didn't need my authority to do it — she has a remarkable ability to impose her will. If I had had reservations, she probably would have gone ahead anyway."
Marc Jacobs, too, confirms: "If I get a request for something I don't want to do, first I get an email, then a phone call from someone at Vogue, and now I don't even bother to say no — I know the next call is from her." And New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, who Wintour has worked with on a number of initiatives — including Fashion's Night Out — says: "Behind all Anna's grace and poise is some pretty tough resolve. She's not a person you want to say no to."
Even the Costume Institute has bowed to Wintour's requests (she has raised a grand total of $75 million for the organization, after all). For last year's gala, she had a 30-foot hot-air balloon trucked in from South Dakota to float above the museum's Engelhard Court. "When we first saw it, we go, 'Never! We can't have gas in the museum!' " says Met president Emily Rafferty. "Anna's changed our attitude — she's brought us to new levels of thinking of what we can do, but without ever losing sight that we're working in a museum context here."
Needless to say, Wintour's reach extends much further than fashion. Harvey Weinstein, who has known Wintour for 15 years (and more recently married Marchesa's Georgina Chapman), notes: "I'm a streak player, but Anna's there, good or bad. When I wasn't doing so well, Anna would throw a party and put me next to Bernard Arnault." Although he declined to be specific, Weinstein said that he had several business deals come out of that party. And Baz Luhrmann, who just recently cast Wintour favorite Carey Mulligan to star in his upcoming film adaptation of The Great Gatsby, says: "I always talk to Anna about what I'm up to, and I always listen to what she has to say."
Within fashion, too, Wintour is more than just an editor. As Francois-Henri Pinault, head of PPR, says: "She tackles things that are really much bigger than what any other editors take on." Because of Wintour, Pinault is currently discussing how to financially support young designers with the French government. But Wintour never straight-out asks him to do something: "She's much more subtle than that."
She's also something of a matchmaker — whether it's designer to brand (in the case of placing John Galliano at Christian Dior back in 1996; Bernard Arnault — chairman of LVMH, which owns Dior — says of Wintour: "She pointed us towards unexpected choices. I speak very openly to her, and this was quite audacious — it was not about picking the big names of the moment. It took her to see that there was a stylistic closeness between John and Dior. She was the discoverer.") or brand to financier (in the case of Bottega Veneta and Gucci Group or Michael Kors and Sportswear Holdings). "She does this very discreetly, but she's really a kind of consigliere to the entire fashion and retail industry," one former colleague who worked closely with Wintour says. Another former colleague, who attended several corporate matchmaking meetings with Wintour, adds: "I came to realize that she's really the McKinsey of fashion." As for Wintour's word on the matter? "We can suggest," she says, "but in the end, everybody makes up their own minds."
It sounds like Wintour isn't going anywhere anytime soon. Vogue is Conde Nast's most profitable publication, Si Newhouse confirms, adding that he has no successor in mind: "Never. I hope she's here 10 years from now, 20 years from now." Wintour, for her part, says: "With all the new media outlets out there, with all the noise, a voice of authority and calm like Vogue becomes more important than ever. The more eyes on fashion, the more opinions about fashion, the more exploration of fashion around the world, the better it is for Vogue. Vogue is like Nike or Coca-Cola — this huge global brand. I want to enhance it, I want to protect it, and I want it to be part of the conversation."
Marc Jacobs on Wintour's cold reputation: "She gets such a bad rap. She stands by the people she believes in, and if you're not one of those people, perhaps you take a different view."
Wintour's take on her reputation: "I care deeply about my friends and my family and they know it, but work is work."
Wintour on cover choice regrets: "I'm not terribly proud of putting the Spice Girls on the cover."
Wintour on the John Galliano scandal: "This is all so tragic."
Wintour on being criticized for using the same people in Vogue: "I try to remain open to new people, but obviously there's a stronger element of trust with people you've known for a long time. I think we have a Vogue vocabulary, and there are certain people we like to have as the backbone of the magazine — Vogue's signposts. We try very hard to integrate the familiar signatures with people we feel are new and up-and-coming, but I would rather err on the side of being a little more familiar than being too . . . What's the right word? . . . Edgy."
WSJ. on Wintour's morning habits: "When I met Wintour in her big, artfully tidy office at Vogue, she had been up since 5 am — her normal waking hour. On most days she goes off to play tennis at 6, but lately she's been nursing a sore elbow and can't play. Which didn't mean no tennis."
Gwyneth Paltrow rocked a hot black dress with white peep-toe booties at the relaunch of Bottega Veneta's London store this evening. The actress has been having a fashion-filled time while in England, including a night out with her friend designer Stella McCartney late last week. Gwyneth is also prepping for the international release of her movie Country Strong amid news that she'll be returning to Glee for a third time to reprise her role as a sexy substitute and love interest for Mr. Shu. Gwyneth's musical roles on the big screen and small brought lots of attention to her vocal talents, and she recently inked a deal to release a solo album following her successful awards season performances.