Catch a glimpse of Zoe Saldana, and it's not hard to see why we're loving the demure LBD. The look is totally in tune with the ladylike craze but with a sexier body-con fit. The longer hemline leaves a little more to the imagination, while a sleek silhouette hugs in all the right places. It's a demure alternative but hardly a diminutive style statement.
Riding coats are this season's hottest ticket, as seen on the Fall 2010 runways of Diane von Furstenberg, DKNY, and Christian Dior. To nab your own equestrian-inspired ensemble, pair any of our choice picks — from Theory, DVF, and Sonia by Sonia Rykiel — with slim trousers and oxfords for an uptown-cum-Oliver Twist aura.
Left to right: Diane von Furstenberg Ivory Riding Coat ($452, orginally $645), DKNY Plaid Runway Jacket ($774), Sonia by Sonia Rykiel Velvet Collar Riding Jacket ($615), Theory Aerianna Tweed Riding Jacket ($495)
>> We got a window into the backstage antics at Alexander Wang, Jason Wu, Ohne Titel, and more from the first couple of days at New York Fashion Week; now it's time for another round. Hilary Rhoda at Diane von Furstenberg, kissy faces at Erin Fetherston, a close-up at Derek Lam's luscious platform sandals, plus snaps from Diesel Black Gold, Marc Jacobs, Preen, Tommy Hilfiger, Carolina Herrera, and DKNY — they're all here.
Photos: Greg Kessler
You can always expect a Donna Karan production to be lively and exciting. The energy in the room was buzzing like a busy New York City avenue. The surrounding LCD screens flashed pop art quotes like "Man-hat-tan" and "I'm working and walking here" as celebrities like Jade Jagger, Estelle, and Leigh Lezark took their seats. So, what's the word on the street? The DKNY girl has grown into a refined young Parisian lady — and the result is absolutely lovely. She loves to flutter around in floral, tiered skirts and dresses, in multiple shades of ocean and turquoise blue.
But for a more sophisticated spin, she belts the look with a trench coat. She wears tailored blazers in pops of crisp red, navy, white, and camel tones with straight-leg trousers. The focus has shifted to the neck — scarves, ruffles, and chokers — and it never seems overdone or silly. Consider Spring 2011 a time to make heads turn with these bright and colorful statement pieces.
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We talk exclusively with Donna Karan, who tells us DKNY’s Spring 2011 collection is all about New York: a classic, polished look that’s feminine with a modern twist for the young woman who has moved to the city for the first time. Karan lists chino, silk, and cotton as fabrics used, bringing a free, springtime feel to each piece. We also chat with The Veronicas, who are big fans of DKNY and starting a fashion line of their own.
Cocodot.com makes it easy to stay in touch online; DKNY makes it that much more fashionable. In a partnership that's equal parts practicality and style, DKNY PR Girl (@dkny) has partnered with the event and greeting card site to create a chic correspondence collection, making it easy to say our thank yous, hellos, and send invitations all with cleverly designed DKNY Fall '10 fashion-inspired themes. Sign up for an annual Cocodot.com membership for $49 or send individual cards for $.99 and invites for $19.
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When Milla Jovovich suited up for an event in Tokyo, she finished her look with a smartly tied scarf, aka not a man's tie. It's a kind of literal substitution, which makes it all the more playful — a sexy finisher for a masculine look. And, just the way a guy changes up his tie to fit the suit, feel free to mix and match with menswear-inspired separates; we like it styled best with boyfriend blazers and vests for something Fall fresh.