The fashion crowd came out for Chanel's Little Black Jacket party at the Swiss Institute in NYC last night. Karl Lagerfeld himself was on hand for the event, as were models Karolina Kurkova, Dree Hemingway, and Linda Evangelista. Penn Badgley made an appearance with girlfriend, Zoe Kravitz. Zoe posed with her mom, Lisa Bonet, as they made their way inside. Lily Collins swung by, as did Pharrell Williams. The fun continued after the bash when Karl hosted a dinner at Balthazar in SoHo with guests Lily, Zoe, Penn, Linda, and others. Check out even more pictures from Chanel's Little Black Jacket soiree.
There's a new footwear trend and it's adding mega shine to the feet of Hollywood's most fashion-forward ladies. Silver mirrored shoes — pumps, boots, sandals, flats, sneakers — are showing up on everyone from model Dree Hemingway at the 2012 CFDA Awards to Alexa Chung at London Fashion Week to model Hanneli Mustaparta and many more. If you want your feet to shine like the stars, we recommend getting yourself some snazzy silver mirrored shoes.
>> In its upcoming Americana-themed issue, V Magazine has dedicated an entire editorial to homegrown beauties like Karlie Kloss, Christie Brinkley, and Arizona Muse.
Called "American Idols," the collection of photos features some of the USA's biggest supermodels wearing pre-Fall clothing by some of its greatest designers. Brinkley dons a jacket and pants from Ralph Lauren while Dree Hemingway wears an Alexander Wang bodysuit on the opposite page. Carol Alt smolders in Michael Kors, and Elaine Irwin stands next to her in Donna Karan. But perhaps it's not how the models look as much as what they say about America that makes the spread so special.
"I've done it all," Brinkley says. "Worked at 31 Flavors, walked runways, been a rodeo queen, Broadway. Only in America!"
The Americana issue of V debuts on May 10. For now, take a peek at the spread in the gallery.
Photos by Sharif Hamza for V Magazine.
Weekend one of Coachella 2012 has wrapped, and as usual, a gaggle of celebs walked the grounds in stellar concert style. While we await this weekend's festivities, let's take a look at all the amazing celebrity style at Coachella weekend one. Step inside to see everyone from Lauren Conrad to Kate Bosworth to Katy Perry and way more, then shop their concert essentials at the end.
It's a classic, and a celebrity favorite, too. You simply can't go wrong with a red lip look in any shade. But what can you do to set your version of this trend apart from the pack? Try one of these makeup pairings that range from demure to brazen.
1. Babydoll blush: Zooey Deschanel accentuated her pinkish-red lipstick with a heavy-handed application of blush. It's a look that's light around the eyes, with the main focus centering on the bottom of the face. Tip: if you are going to try this delicate option, choose a blush and red lipstick with pink undertones so they complement instead of clash.
2. Retro red: Coco Rocha turned up the heat on her red lip color by adding a smoky, winged-out eye, a combination reminiscent of a retro pinup girl. Since it's more intense, a dramatic eye plus red lipstick is preferable for a nighttime look.
3. Stand alone: Natural makeup is becoming more popular on the runways, and a red lip shade is the perfect way to bring panache to an already flawless complexion. Model Dree Hemingway wore this daytime variation during her Coachella appearances. Opt for a matte darker tone to really let the red speak for itself.
Crisp, cool, and with as much elegance as any of our Spring dresses, celebs are making a case for embracing the white suits we saw on the runways at Sonia Rykiel and Roland Mouret. An iteration of the white suit is almost a prerequisite for the shift to warmer weather, and this season, the options are nearly limitless with classic versions, like Elle Macpherson's Ralph Lauren suit, Dree Hemingway's draped evening separates, or even Minka Kelly's white-on-white blouse and silky trousers. Whether in creamy silks or sharper white suiting, the feel is fresh and ultrasophisticated. While we never tire of the classic jacket-and-trouser combo, we're also looking to chic white jumpsuits to channel the same sporty-cum-polished vibe. And lest you should overlook its other attractive features, you should note now: any white suit is also the perfect backdrop to show off your favorite Spring accessories. Shop our editors' picks to find your perfect version right now.
Model Dree Hemingway has officially added designer to her list of fashionable talents. Her 10-piece capsule collection for French brand Sandro — which will hit Sandro stores soon — is super chic with a distinct bohemian twist. While the collection is still officially under wraps, Dree modeled the soon-to-be-released line in the February issue of Elle France, and the verdict's in. We're crushing hard on the pretty duality of each design; it's light and airy, then countered by quirky, colorful prints and pops of texture. Two words: Spring perfect. Click through to see Dree show off her newest Sandro creations, and then, be sure to look out for its official launch in March.
Source: Elle France
>> Model Dree Hemingway has teamed up with French contemporary label Sandro to design a 10-piece capsule collection. "The inspiration was growing up in Idaho and men's rock climbing books from the '70s," Hemingway explains of the boho-tinged linen T-shirts, breezy frocks, print-accented skinny jeans, and silk maxi dresses that populate the collection. Click through for a peek at the entire capsule, which lands online and in Sandro stores — including the brand's recently opened two New York outposts — this March.
>> Fashion videos are a dime a dozen these days, but Madewell takes the concept a step further with their new holiday video. The choose-your-own-adventure video — which employs user-directed technology — gives the viewer five seconds to make choices like tea with Dree Hemingway vs. coffee with stylist Marina Munoz; shoes vs. purses; and sparkles or confetti. "What makes the video so amazing is that you control it," says Madewell’s head of design Kin Ying Lee. "You choose every direction the video takes — from what pieces she wears to which party she goes to — the options are endless. It's completely addicting." [The Moment]