>> From London to Sydney to Miami, this week's best-dressed is a colorful bunch. See who's wearing what — and where — in the slideshow.
>> 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]
We're color obsessed, but not without good reason — changing up the color on your clothes has a powerful effect on your style. If you've feared venturing into brighter palettes, we're here to set you straight — well, us and a batch of street style from celebrities and real girls alike that speak perfectly to our point. With gorgeous hints of attention-grabbing kelly green, these styled examples prove the color impact is huge — and not at all hard to master. Throw on a brilliant green blazer with a camel sweater, à la Dree Hemingway, or a silky green top to further the interest of another eye-popping color. We're drawn to it for its peppy, preppy feel — and we're clearly not alone. Click through to see how these celebs and street stylers are working the statement color right now, then shop the pieces for yourself.
We adore Dree Hemingway's easy breezy style, and today she's featured front and center on the Madewell site modeling its high-riser jean. But Dree isn't the only new face on Madewell's site; the company just introduced four super chic stylists on its "My Madewell" feature, which highlights the enviable personal style of some very cool women, complete with videos. Definitely check them out!
We owe model Dree Hemingway a big thanks for giving us an easy solution to two vexing fashion questions: how to make girlie things cool and how to wear summery pieces now? She attended a glam opening of the Christian Dior flagship store in Manhattan wearing a deliciously frothy dress from Dior's resort collection. Dree applied a dose of California cool and a layer of warmth simply by adding a slouchy sweater and belting it. Love it!
Dree Hemingway is a serious model, but in Vogue China's January issue, she let her fun side shine. A crazy, curly mane starts off the whole thing — her hair is usually super straight. Then overly colorful, flirty looks and outrageous accessories like plastic bangles sum up one super thrilling fashion spread. These looks aren't meant to be mimicked, but rather, to show the fun spirit of fashion. Click through to see Dree doing her sassy thing.
If you're feeling that there's something extra femme about these celebs' dresses, you're picking up on the pretty peplum. Just that little ruffled detail lends a whole lot of feminine appeal on Dree Hemingway, Michelle Trachtenberg, and Rachelle LeFevre's looks. We love that there's something retro yet modern about the detail. It's a way to add a visual interest and to define a waistline; plus, in these festive colors, it's perfect for holiday dressing.
Liv Tyler, Natalie Portman, Leighton Meester, and More Join Galliano to Celebrate Dior's Flagship Store
Dior-clad celebs and models flocked to Midtown Manhattan last night to celebrate the reopening of Christian Dior's 57th Street flagship boutique. Among the fashionable crew, Natalie Portman stayed close to a leopard-cloaked John Galliano, while Leighton Meester and Karolina Kurkova made chic appearances in all black. Dree Hemingway surprised in something Summery — cold weather, be damned! — and Liv Tyler wowed in a ruffled mini. Click through to see the rest of the styled attendees and an inside look at Dior's fabulous NYC home.
>> Alber Elbaz and the Lanvin team descended on New York's Pierre Hotel Thursday evening, transforming it with palm fronds, caged parakeets, models in French maid outfits, and little old men offering up champagne, scotch, crustless tea sandwiches, and macaroons, to show off their H&M collaboration.
At the runway's entrance, a rose-filled arch set with "Lanvin Hearts H&M" in fluorescent lights; to the side of that, a salsa band played live music. And above the runway, there were 20 crystal chandeliers. The venue was packed, to say the least — Sofia Coppola, Patrick Demarchelier, Shala Monroque, Sally Singer, and Grace Coddington were all there, plus more than a handful of other designers sitting front row: Proenza Schouler's Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, Tory Burch, Alexander Wang, Anna Sui.
Katie Grand styled the show — and the models were told to engage with the audience — so Siri Tollerod, as veiled bride, tossed her bouquet; Pixie Geldof strutted down in her gender-bending suit; Anna Dello Russo, walked with a gray standard poodle at her side; and Julia Frakes made her runway debut. The clothes were couture riffs on the Lanvin for H&M collection — on sale to benefit Unicef now — but afterward, there was a frenzy for the Lanvin for H&M collection pop-up shop set up downstairs. Many editors walked away with multiple bags, Coppola bought the tulle jacket, and even Wang did a little shopping of his own.
A video of the show can be seen here.