Not just for the girlie girl, this season's ruffles have taken a turn toward modernism via structural silhouettes and minimal design. The results? Swooping modern-romantic pieces from brands like Chloé, Diane von Furstenberg, and newcomer Nha Khanh. Style tip: let your ruffles do all the talking and accessorize your look with simple jewelry and neutral footwear. Shop more than 40 gorgeous picks below.
Thanks to Diane Kruger's latest travel ensemble, today's outfit is right here. Her winning mix of prints started with a navy-and-white Diane von Furstenberg "Paulette" studded blazer, then quickly moved into full-on striped boyfriend jeans territory. A black tank and Ray-Ban aviators kept things casual and cool, but it was her white add-ons — a fedora, Rochas bag, and clear cap-toe Christian Louboutin flats — that packed a punch. No matter where today takes you, look to Diane for an extra dose of what-to-wear inspiration. And to take this look from day to night, lose the fedora and sunglasses and add high heels, a colored lip, and gorgeous waves. Shop our editors' picks below to get the party started.
Clockwise from top left: Joseph polka-dot blazer ($608), AllSaints black tank ($58), Citizens of Humanity striped jeans ($228), Rochas white bag ($1,725), Manolo Blahnik cap-toe pumps ($775), Ray-Ban aviators ($125), Eugenia Kim fedora ($338)
A modest budget doesn't mean you can't give the special mom(s) in your life something truly memorable this Mother's Day. To prove our point, we culled the most irresistible gift ideas — all under $50 — ranging from Gap's chic leather ballet flats to Diane von Furstenberg's stylish tech. Further proof is in the perfect Summer striped tee from Madewell and a splurge-worthy shampoo from Aesop. But there's much more where that came from. Nab all of our must-have finds below.
We've got Summer on our mind, and the hot new arrivals at StyleBop are supplying us with a long list of must haves to add to our shopping list. We're coveting statement pieces like bright red bags from Salvatore Ferragamo, metallic leather flats from Chloé, and statement jewels from Shourouk. Even more, easy, breezy dresses from Vanessa Bruno and Missoni, along with cool denim basics from J Brand and Victoria Beckham are sure to give your wardrobe a stylish revamp. See and shop our editor's top 12 picks below.
Vests made a big statement on the Spring/Summer 2013 runways. Proenza Schouler, Isabel Marant, and 3.1 Phillip Lim made good use of this warm-weather layering piece, showing us everything from patchwork pieces to utilitarian styles. We've rounded up our favorite vests on the market right now, from eclectic finds to the must-have distressed vest. On Allison: BCBG Max Azria blazer, Club Monaco top, Cameo shorts.
On the eve of the launch of her latest collection for GapKids, we spent a few minutes chatting with the fabulous Diane von Furstenberg. The designer has been creating her iconic wrap dress since 1972, and last year marked her first collaboration with Gap, scaling her eponymous look down to little girls' sizes. Click through for photos of the launch party for DVF's latest "Young Explorers" collection, and read our interview with the designer.
Sneak a Peek at Diane von Furstenberg's New Collection For GapKids and BabyGap Before It Hits Stores!
Diane von Furstenberg is at it again . . . and we couldn't be happier! As announced last month, the iconic designer is lending her hand to a second collection for GapKids and BabyGap that will hit store shelves (it will be available at GapKids, BabyGap, and DVF stores, as well as online) on April 25, and based on this sneak peek, it's bound to fly off store shelves.
This year's theme, Explorers, is filled with African-inspired prints and wild-animal illustrations all meant to express girls' natural desire to discover the world around them. Of course, the capsule collection includes the iconic DVF wrap dress — though it is reworked into a shorts romper to be a bit more child-friendly — as well as printed skinny jeans, rompers, tees, swimwear, shirtdresses, leggings, lace-up espadrilles, sunhats, and more. Expect to see plenty of safari-themed and hibiscus bud graphics, the DVF signature heart, and some Gap/DVF graffiti on the various pieces.
The first collaboration, which featured the DVF Loves GapKids theme, was an instant hit with parents and kids alike, so click through our first look at the collection, and start making your shopping lists now!
Designers like Diane von Furstenberg, Michael Kors, and Chloé featured colorblocked bags all over their Spring runways, and today, we're showing you our top five picks for the season. Whether you decide to go casual with a bold neoprene tote or opt for a more chic, work-appropriate silhouette, there's no shortage of styling possibilities for you to try out all season long. From Pierre Hardy's neon-injected shoulder bag to Rebecca Minkoff's hands-free fun, see our favorite colorblocked bags in the video, then shop exact and similar items below!
- Kate Moss was shot
by TerryRichardson for Matchless's debut fashion ad campaign. [Vogue UK]
- Riccardo Tisci will design the costumes for this Spring's production of Boléro at the Opéra de Paris. [WWD]
- Jeremy Piven has been tapped to play the title character in Mr Selfridge, a 10-part miniseries chronicling the famed London department store's impact on Britain. The first episode debuts later this month on PBS. [WWD]
- Diane von Furstenberg has some advice for dealing with negative energy: "Be honest with yourself, accept who you are. YOU are the solution! Look for the light and build around it." [The Cut]
- PETA has teamed with Topshop to campaign against the use of animal skins in clothing. [Racked]
- Starting this Spring, Bergdorf Goodman will undergo a series of renovations — 40 in total — to improve its in-store shopping experience. [The Shophound]
- Rita Ora is the face of Superga's Spring 2013 campaign. [Elle]
- Freja Beha Erichsen is the ethereal beauty in the behind-the-scenes video for Valentino's Spring scent, Valentina Acqua Floreale. [Styleite]