Clarins French skin care company heiress Claire Courtin-Clarins may not look familiar to you just yet, but her style is definitely worth getting to know. Here at a Tod's party at Paris Fashion Week, the stunning blonde managed to look cozy and cute at the same time. Underneath her fabulous shearling coat she mixed prints via a watercolor top and a floral miniskirt. She kept the rest of her outfit simple, opting for black oxfords, a weekender bag, silver hoop earrings, and a green bangle. If your old shearling coat has been hiding in the back of your closet, let Claire inspire you to dust it off and throw it on over all your stylish looks.
>> Slits, cut-outs, and head-to-toe print looks — courtesy of the Resort collections — all got major play this week. See who went there — and who got two nods apiece — in the slideshow.
>> Vanity Fair has released a preview of its 2011 International Best-Dressed List today, with Kate Middleton — recognized for her "whirlwind of fashion successes" — on top (Her inaugural appearance on the list came back in 2008.). Another recently-married royal — Charlene Wittstock — makes her list debut, and Carla Bruni-Sarkozy is back for the fourth time. Michelle Obama, meanwhile, who is on the list for the fourth year running, makes her first appearance together with Barack Obama in the Best-Dressed Couples category.
As actresses go, Carey Mulligan shows up for a second time; same goes for Tilda Swinton, who's returning after a three-year hiatus. Shala Monroque appears for the first time, while Claire and Virginie Courtin-Clarins and Cara, Chloe, and Poppy Delevingne all make the Siblings category. And Lady Gaga is given her second recognition in the Fashion Originals category, where she's joined by Vanessa Paradis.
Another dose of stylish inspiration, courtesy of NYFW's street-style pros. This time, we're eying the candy-colored brights dressing up wintry-weather looks: a fuchsia pencil on Anna Wintour, a pair of red pants to counter a cozy, gray fur. Whether you dare to dabble in the ultrabright color matchups or opt for just a splash to dress up your basics, we highly encourage you to peruse the following fabulous looks for cool color inspiration.
Photos courtesy of Greg Kessler