Sport chic, '60s pop, and colorblocking dominated the Marc by Marc Jacobs Spring 2012 show, giving us a look at what we’ll really be wearing next season. We’re slightly obsessed with the colorblocked wedges and bold color that dominated sporty shapes, and we’re totally investing in the navy blue jumpsuit. With MMJ muse Elle Fanning in the front row, it's clear what the line is about: youthful, fun clothes to wear from gym class at school to the disco by night. We can already see the ad campaign. Want to see the clothes in motion? Click to watch our video!
>> Cohesiveness was the word at the packed-in, high-energy outing for Marc Jacobs' secondary line earlier this evening. Swapping time slots with the main collection, this Monday night Marc by Marc offering felt refreshingly grown-up and pared-down: Mix-and-match separates in easy-wearing silhouettes got a high-octane kick with some clever color combining — poppy neons with navy, stony khakis with coral — while structural details like mini bubble-peplums added a hint of elevated cool to shift dresses, jumpsuits, and pencil skirts. There was an easy quirkiness at play here as well, one that appeared in the form of striped halter-neck swimsuits, sporty ruffled T-shirt dresses, and jumbo high-top sneakers.
Perhaps, you didn't know that Minx and Marc Jacobs were acquainted, but now they've gone and had a One Night Stand. The nail applique innovator and the fashion savant have teamed up on a limited-edition series of stick-ons named after the most heated and transient kind of tryst. Using prints from the Marc by Marc Jacobs Fall 2011 collection, Minx made five cool patterns with everything from metallic panthers to big, colorful flowers.
Unfortunately, quantities are very limited; you'll only be able to get them (as a gift with purchase) at Saks Fifth Avenue during Fashion's Night Out. Let's just hope there are more fun designer collaborations like this in the pipeline — and that they'll be available to fashion lovers everywhere.
Loafers have experienced a major resurgence thanks to designers like Marc Jacobs, Diane von Furstenberg, and Nicholas Kirkwood, who showed them on their Fall runways — and the trend is only getting stronger. Whether you prefer them stacked or flat, we think they're the perfect transition shoe leading up to chillier weather. For the ultimate nerdy-chic look, pair loafers with cuffed jeans and a blazer for a casual off-duty vibe, or go for extra throwback drama and don them with a tweedy pencil skirt and a flowy tucked-in blouse. Flip through to see our top loafer picks right now from Topshop, Tory Burch, ASOS, and more.
>> For the first time, Marc by Marc Jacobs is dedicating itself to denim in a big way — instead of only producing denim pieces sent down the runway, the label is focusing on building a denim collection that stands on its own. For launch, there are nine new styles in 12 washes — including dark-wash trouser jeans; they start hitting stores this month and run $138-$228.
Every girl needs a couple pairs of standout earrings in her arsenal. Not only do they add the finishing touch to any look, but earrings are also an outlet to show off your personality. So to prepare you for Fall, we chose our top pairs for you ranging from chic stud earrings for the classic cutie, to neon stunners for the fashion-forward. Which girl are you? Check out our slideshow to see and shop our top picks.
Next weekend is going to be extra sweet thanks to the Fourth of July. That means it will be a weekend full of cool picnic parties, beach BBQs, or even an evening rooftop soiree. Celebrating our nation's birthday is a great day to wear some patriotic color, so we picked out chic, not cheesy, dresses for you to wear. We were completely enamored, and inspired, by Vogue Italia's romantic Americana editorial. Just click the widget below to shop our red, white, and blue picks from Marc by Marc Jacobs, Rodarte, and Asos.
Photo courtesy of Vogue Italia
- Elle Fanning stars in the Marc by Marc Jacobs Fall 2011 campaign — Fashionista
- Celebs answer: are you a Kate, or a Pippa? — InStyle
- Lily Cole receives a double Cambridge degree — Vogue UK
- This week's model: Zuzanna Bijoc — W Editors' Blog
- Highly convincing counterfeit handbags are embarrassing NYC women — The Cut
- Beyoncè wears Mark Fast for her GMA performance — Red Carpet Fashion Awards
- Givenchy's Mini Pandora messenger bag: opening Pandora's box — Bag Snob
- Wear your stars and stripes this Fourth of July — Vogue Daily
- Kelly Wearstler is opening her first boutique on Melrose — Refinery29
- Nine maxi dresses that won't max out your credit card — The Budget Fashionista
>> Imagining a city girl headed down to Miami for Art Basel in December, Marc Jacobs served up three different versions of florals — "day floral," "beach floral," and "evening floral"; polka dots in many shapes and sizes; and lipstick red looks for her to pack alongside her ubiquitous spectacles. Otherwise notable for the Resort 2012 collection? Jacobs's switch in his usual approach from separates to full looks.