It was another cool, wintry week on Twitter, and our favorite fashionable folk shared some of their laid-back photos. Jaime King and Rachel Bilson scored a sweet treat from a food truck while on set, Rachel Roy and her girls took in a basketball game, and Coco Rocha got a brand-new gadget to go gaga over. Click through to see all of this week's twitpics!
Some of our favorite designers, models, and celeb cum designers came out last night for the Accessories Council ACE Awards. Nicole Richie — who received Influencer of the Year — looked sleek in a black Antonio Berardi gown (this designer's popularity is rapidly growing of late) while model Coco Rocha stunned in Zac Posen and a necklace from her brand spanking new Coco Rocha for Senhoa line. Petra Nemcova went for a siren-red gown from Notte by Marchesa (Marchesa designers Keren Craig and Georgina Chapman attended the event). One of the honorees of the night was accessories darling Rebecca Minkoff, who won the Breakthrough Award. She looked super chic in a black cocktail dress and one of her own clutches. The big winner? Philip Treacy, who picked up Designer of the Year. Click the slideshow to see more style highlights from last night's ACE Awards.
There's nothing we like more than fashion for a cause, and our latest find comes from Coco Rocha. The model-cum-TV personality just launched a charity jewelry collection with Senhoa, an organization that helps Cambodian victims of human trafficking. “They asked if I wanted to partner up with them to do a jewelry line. I designed it and the girls make it, and the proceeds go to the girls,” said Rocha. All of the jewelry from the Coco Rocha for Senhoa collection is made by hand at Senhoa using Swarovski-colored beads and chain links. The seven-style collection is now available at Senhoa and ranges from $60 to $195, with one ultraglamorous body piece that costs for $995. Rocha even came up with her own tag line: “Accessorize your conscience,” explaining, “because you know you’re helping out, and it was in the hands of a young girl who put a lot of time and effort into it.” Check out our favorite pieces below, then click the slideshow to see the complete collection, featuring Coco herself along with her model friends Iman and Caroline Trentini.
This week on Twitter, we caught up with some of our favorite fashion peeps in their moments of work and play. Behati Prinsloo and Coco Rocha tweeted while hanging backstage, and Damaris Lewis and Karolina Kurkova shared snaps while attending stylish soirees. Best of all, Victoria Beckham gave us a super-sweet peek at life for baby Harper! Click through to see photos from some of Twitter's most fashionable folk.
>> Karl Lagerfeld's 45-piece limited-edition collection for Macy's hits 235 of the retailer's stores and online later this month — on Aug. 31 — and finally, there's a look at more than just one dress from the line. The collection, which runs $50 to $170, stays much within Lagerfeld's designing comfort zone — lots of black and white with pops of pink, lots of high collars, several pieces showing off imagery of the designer himself. The full collection — plus a peek at the ad campaign, featuring Coco Rocha — in the slideshow.
This celebrity crew knows just how to turn it up, turn it down, and hit that pitch-perfect Summer style note. Whether that means hitting the red carpet in couture, or doing casual eventwear right, this styled bunch makes a case for dressing on point, no matter the occasion. We couldn't help but crush on Zoe's funky short suit, Coco's cool rendition on the party dress, or Lauren Conrad's pretty cocktail wear. Likewise, there's more swoon-worthy style inside — think Emma Stone in gorgeous, lacy Tom Ford. Click on for more of this week's top 10.
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Photographers are all abuzz about Lytro, a forthcoming light field camera that allows you to change the focal point of any given photo — after it's already been taken. If it lives up to its potential, it's pretty much going to revolutionize digital photography. (You know how you get those photos that would be perfect if only they weren't so fuzzy? Lytro lets you fix that.) Since I am an amateur photographer who messes up her focus all the time, this is very exciting.
What does this have to do with beauty? Well, Lytro photographer Eric Cheng just released a new set of photographs that show off the camera's abilities, and they star none other than model Coco Rocha. Look closely at her herringbone nails; she appears to be wearing Sally Hansen Salon Effects. And that gives me an idea: skip salon manicures by going for these drugstore finds, then put the savings toward a Lytro when it's on the market.
Over the last few years debates concerning the rise in retouching has never been too far from the headlines. Ralph Lauren most notably made headlines back in 2009 for the dramatic photoshopping of model Filippa Hamilton in their ad campaign leading to the designer quickly apologising for the blunder. Despite the mass public criticism of the brand over-retouching of campaigns is increasingly becoming the norm, which has led to the American Medical Association to take a strong stance on the issue.
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>> The idea behind Zac Posen's Resort 2012 collection? American Royalty. "It's about how to be dressed up and poised, but still cool; Patti Smith in a gown and Penelope Tree in a trench," says Posen. The way Posen plays with silhouettes is a study in contrasts: a soft, buttercup-printed chiffon dress is gathered into bodice-hugging seams, only to be let loose in a flurry of ruffles at the hip; a peplum waistcoat with a second-skin fit gets a hit of volume at the sleeves with tiers of unfinished chiffon ribbons. But this is still classic Zac — with lots of show-stopping gowns on offer. The stand-out number? A 720-yard, hand-dyed vermillion confection with a swirling, mermaid train.
Click through to see the lookbook featuring Coco Rocha, who — according to Posen reps — did the whole 33-look shoot in under two-hours, finishing each shot in the length of time it took for a new song to play on the stereo.
As amazing as it is to see all the red-carpet arrivals at the Met Gala, we love knowing what goes on behind the scenes before, during, and after the big bash. Whether it was a peek at the primping of Gisele Bundchen, performance pics from Prabal Gurung, or Livia Firth and Coco Rocha tweeting from the ladies' room, the stars — and their cell phones — captured some amazing, surreptitious sartorial moments. Click through to see each one!