Milan Fashion Week wraps tomorrow, but before we move on to Paris, let's take in all the glamorous looks from the front-row fashion pack. Most recently, we spotted Ashley Greene looking cool in an icy-hued ensemble at the Salvatore Ferragamo show. Before that, Olivia Palermo made a posh arrival at Roberto Cavalli in a fur collar, printed coat, and black leather pants, while Fergie made her way to Giorgio Armani's show in a white suit. Step inside to see all the celebrities lining MFW's front rows.
The look coming down the Anna Sui Fall 2013 runway took a playful spin on the '60s! Hairstylist Garren, who works with Anna every season, took inspiration from a Catherine Deneuve photo and updated her signature bouffant into a pageboy style, wrapping hair around a ponytail and tucking it under for the pouf effect. For the girls with short hair, like Karlie Kloss and Jessica Stam, watch the video to find out his personalized hair plan of attack. Makeup artist Pat McGrath created the adorable — and wearable — '60s look, sticking with a strong cat eye and dots under the bottom lashes for a mod twist. Much like the choreographed dance that started the runway show, the look was the perfect mix of playful and coy. We can't wait to try the look ourselves.
Miley Cyrus and Christina Ricci mingled with a fashionable crowd when they attended the Marc Jacobs Fall 2013 show yesterday. Marc's show taking place at the end of Fashion Week wasn't intentional — it was originally scheduled for Monday, but was moved due to delivery delays caused by snowstorm Nemo. Both Miley and Christina showed off their midriffs in belly-baring Marc Jacobs ensembles. Meanwhile, Marc Jacobs's muse Sofia Coppola showed her support for her longtime friend when she dropped by in one of his striped t-shirts. Fashion Week fixture Rachel Zoe also made an appearance in a dramatic blue and white striped frock.
Miley Cyrus kept herself busy during New York Fashion Week, visiting shows for Marchesa and Rachel Zoe as well as hosting a party for Cosmopolitan magazine. Miley isn't just at the shows to make appearances — she might be checking out gowns for her upcoming wedding to Liam Hemsworth. Miley said that Marchesa is "definitely" a possibility for her wedding dress, but noted that she has "so many options" at this point.
Usher hit the town last night for the second annual Pencils of Promise gala at Guastavino's in NYC. He met up with friends Scooter Braun and Adam Braun, the organization's founder, on the red carpet, where Jessica Szohr, Cash Warren, and Jessica Stam also posed.
Inside the event, Usher was honored by Pencils of Promise for his work in helping to create schools and sustainable education programs around the world. The evening also included a performance by singer Tory Kelly and an auction, with proceeds benefiting the charity. Usher donated private dance lessons, though he also got in on the bidding himself. Usher bid $12,000 for a Goldendoodle puppy and came away with a win over Jessica Szohr, who offered $11,000. After the victory, he tweeted, "It took me 2 years but I outbid everyone this year to bring Poppy home."
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West returned to NYC yesterday after a weekend trip to Italy, and they changed into their black-tie wear to hit the town right away. Kim donned a low-cut, bright blue gown to accompany Kanye to the Angel Ball, held to benefit Gabrielle's Angel Foundation, at Cipriani Wall Street. Kanye and Kim are often spotted hanging out with their pals Jay-Z and Beyoncé Knowles, but Jay and Beyoncé sat last night out. Instead, Kim and Kanye made the rounds with Beyoncé's sister, Solange Knowles, and mom, Tina Knowles. Also out for the charitable bash was Nelly and his partner, Ashanti. Bar Refaeli mingled with fellow model Jessica Stam before joining Kim and Kanye's table for dinner.
Kim was happy to be back in the Big Apple, and tweeted after the bash, "Lots of laughs at The Angel Ball with my best friends." Kim and Kanye had been in Europe to celebrate her 32nd birthday, which was Sunday. We marked the milestone by taking a look at Kim Kardashian's best Instagram pictures. Kanye kept the fun coming yesterday by surprising Kim during their meal with another birthday cake.
The women of Hollywood have been loving styles with deep, dramatic side parts, and they proved it this week. Side-swept styles were kept slicked against the scalp on one side, while the other hung loose. Jessica Stam paired her vintage take on the side part with a deep red lip and waves, while Penélope Cruz opted for stick-straight strands. And Jessica Chastain added some flirtation to her part with a sweet, bouncy curl. Parts continue to fly south for the Winter, but who wore the look best?
Jessica Stam may now be one of the modeling industry's biggest faces, but the beginning of her career was overshadowed by a serious punctuality problem.
"One time, years ago, she was all dressed and lined up for the runway when, to James Scully's horror, she disappeared," wrote The Cut's Charlotte Cowles after attending an advisement panel Stam attended for 27 of IMG Model's Fashion Week newcomers. "They had to hold up the entire show while they mounted a panicky search; she was eventually found in line at the Starbucks across the street. 'I don't know what I was thinking,' she said. Scully eventually forgave her, and now they exchange Starbucks gift cards at Christmas. 'Still, don't do that,' she warned. 'I had to earn a lot of people's trust back.'"
David Cunningham, IMG's vice-president of development, said the event was "a bit like summer camp orientation, isn't it?"
A look at the playlists of four very different models — Chanel Iman, Jessica Stam, Chrissy Teigen, and Kate Upton, to be exact — reveals that their taste in music is just as different as their personas.
All four women signed on as part of Skullcandy's Supermodel Crew this Summer; the first part of the collaboration with the headphone brand was to list what songs are on their Spotify playlists. Teigen's is heavy on R&B from John Legend (they're engaged to be married, after all), while Stam's includes soulful, old-school tracks from Etta James, Otis Redding, and Willie Nelson. What are the others listening to? Find out — and listen to the tracks — right here.
Photo courtesy of Skullcandy.
Those stories and more in our daily news roundup.
- Alber Elbaz cast real people — and not models — between the ages of 18 and 80 for Lanvin's Fall 2012 campaign. [Styleite]
- How much do the editors at Condé Nast really make? [Fashion Etc]
- Fern Mallis says the government's outrage over Ralph Lauren's Olympic uniforms being manufactured in China wouldn't happen if it were possible to manufacture cost-efficient clothing in America. "If the government really wants to control [where the USA uniforms are made], then pay for the uniforms," she says. [Fashionista]
- Nina Garcia is adding another highlight to her résumé: today JC Penney announced that it has hired Garcia as its new style voice. Garcia will advise the company on upcoming trends and give shoppers tips on how to wear the retailer's merchandise. [Nina Garcia]
- Jessica Stam's best travel tip is to wear a comfortable dress when you're on an airplane. "Flying in jeans overnight is uncomfortable," Stam says. [Modelinia]
- Jewelry designer Roberto Coin can last up to five days on no sleep — and when he does get some shut-eye, he only needs four or five hours to feel rested. "It's all about mind power," he says. "I have a lot of mind power." [Daily Front Row]
- Charlotte Gainsbourg says the difference between London style and Parisian chic is that Londoners are freer and more eccentric. "Parisians are a little too serious and self conscious," she says. [Elle UK]
- The CFDA has a new feature that offers an exclusive look inside the design studios of its members. First up: Cushnie et Ochs. [CFDA]
Summer is officially here, and to celebrate, Coach hosted the second annual Summer Party at the High Line, where Chelsea Market was transformed into a giant carnival filled with magicians, jugglers, and tons of fun and games. We got the chance to chat with model Jessica Stam about her warm-weather style as well as her first memories of Coach. Watch today's Fab Flash to hear more from Jessica!