Leighton Meester looked rock chic in London, while celebrating the launch of Vera Wang's new perfume Vera Wang Lovestruck. Leighton donned a Vera Wang ensemble — pleated sleeveless blouse and black leather pants — with suede and mesh Brian Atwood sandals. Ombré locks, a Dannijo knot bracelet, and peach nails polished off her edgy and glam look. Unfortunately Ms. Meester's killer sandals are no longer available online, but shop now for like items to copy her sexy style.
The famed music festival begins today, and two of our editors are on the ground to supply you with all the stylish coverage you could dream of. In the meantime, we're totally psyched to have found this Dannijo woven messenger bag ($370) as it would be perfect for toting around the Coachella festival grounds, as well as on hot summer days. Do you have a perfect Coachella-worthy piece? Tell us!
With a myriad of music festivals on the horizon, it’s time to line up your ensembles so you can look your music fest best. Accordingly, we’re bringing you our five music festival must haves — from floppy hats inspired by the ultrachic Lou Doillon to a paint-splatter backpack from the king of cool Alexander Wang. Watch it now to get all the tips and tricks you need to rock out in cutting-edge style!
With a myriad of music festivals on the horizon, it’s time to line-up your ensembles so you can look your music fest best! Accordingly, we’re bringing you our 5 Music Festival Must Haves from floppy hats inspired by the ultra-chic Lou Doillon to a paint splatter backpack from the king of cool, Alexander Wang. Watch it now to get all the tips and tricks you need to rock out in cutting-edge style!
Don't try to tell us you've never dreamed of being a pirate and/or finding that big trunk of treasure, á la best-movie-ever The Goonies or Pirates of the Caribbean. In the spirit of those messy, dazzling heaps of jewels, we found 10 necklaces that conjure dreams of pirates' booty and fantastic-sized jewels. And yes, you're a grown-up now, but try these necklaces with a minimal cocktail dress and at the very least you'll inspire that other childhood fantasy of being a princess.
>> We're removing ourselves from the rainy drear and stepping into a more exotic state of mind. This week, we're all about ikat prints, rustic colors, and cool textures. Step into our world and peruse our infatuations from Rag & Bone, Michael Kors, Yves Saint Laurent, and Dannijo.
Left to right: Rag & Bone Mercer Dress ($395), Urban Outfitters Ecote Embroidered Bag ($69), Yves Saint Laurent Opium Collector Edition Perfume ($75), Anthropologie Ikat Wonderlust Journal ($28), Dannijo Cota Necklace ($795), Michael Kors Mock-Croc Platform Sandals ($750)
We've got you covered for April, including a happy Marc by Marc umbrella for the showers, a striped and floral tee for the flowers, and a killer metallic shopping bag for those first days at the farmers market. Our must haves this month are chic enough to go from music festivals like this month's Coachella to your best friend's wedding. Click through to see our editor must haves.
It's the comfiest thing in the world, perfect with jeans and those ratty cutoff shorts by day, but for evening, can you really wear a sweatshirt out in public? On a date? To a club? Yes. Absolutely. A sweatshirt, particularly a thin, slouchy one, can add carefree coolness to a dressy outfit. We show you how to rock the sweatshirt with dressy shorts, sequins, and cropped pants. Click our slideshow to get our styling tips and shop the outfits.
>> Statement necklaces are here to stay if Dannijo-designing sisters Danielle and Jodie Snyder have anything to say about it. Offering refuge from New York's bitter cold last night in a Chelsea gallery space, the sisters showed knotted oxidized brass bracelets, intricate necklaces adorned with turquoise, and glittering Swarovski-dotted collar pieces against a western-inspired bordello tableau — complete with a token sunglassed man puffing on a cigarette. The Fall 2011 Dannijo collection was inspired by two American eras — "the pastoral frontier of the Wild West with the shameless opulence of the Roaring 20s," according to show notes. And Sophie Buhai and Lisa Mayock popped by — the Snyders collaborated with Vena Cava on '90s, working girl-inspired pieces for their Fall 2011 runway.
Photos Ryan McCune/ Patrick McMullan