Earrings usually come in a pair. Like, two peas in a pod, two wheels on a bike, two fabulous shoes . . . a double rainbow! PartySugar lost an earring back on her way to work this morning and we discussed her sporting the one earring style — totally acceptable, especially with double piercings. Then I spotted these Wendy Nichol Mix & Match Studs ($210) and thought to myself: I have so many cool studs, why not just mix and match my own? Studs are the safest place to begin this DIY, the bigger you go, the more glances you'll get. That is up to you. Shall we give it a whirl?
Posing for Harper's Bazaar, Natalia emulates the kind of style we'll be seeking all Fall. So, if you're looking to style up your denim, just do this: work it like Natalia in denim on denim, plush contrasting colors, and pretty paired down pieces. It's simple, sometimes playful, always super sexy — and not too hard to replicate. Click on to get inspired by Natalia's moody blues.
For those of you who don't know who Natalia is, let me tell you, she is probably in the top five most beautiful models today. I'm not gonna tell you more about her; instead, I will encourage you to Google her and find out more about her and her family. A fascinating story for sure! Her kids are adorable and she, as you can see in this video from Vogue, has a spectacular personality. She has a soft beauty that makes her a favorite among the greatest photographers of our time.
Natalia was born in Russia, and grew up with nothing. Maybe that's why I identify myself with her. There are so many things that Russians and Cubans share today because of communism that makes us bond immediately. It's funny because who could think we have anything in common, right?
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>> Stella McCartney, who populated her ads with Disney cartoons last Fall, is back again with more cartoons for her Fall 2010 campaign, this time furnished by British artist Barry Reigate. Over sparse studio shots of Natalia Vodianova taken by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, Reigate doodled balloon letters, top hats, and clown shoes hanging off McCartney's logo. McCartney said the goal was “something direct and simple, using Natalia [Vodianova] and key collection pieces, contrasted by humor and a human touch in the treatment of the logo.”
Can you feel it? Fall is almost on its way, and what better way to get excited than looking at all of what's to come. Our latest batch of Fall ads feature cool campaigns from the likes of Jean Paul Gaultier, Jil Sander, Tommy Hilfiger, St. John, Calvin Klein, to name a few. My favorite has to be Stella McCartney's campaign featuring model of the moment, Natalia Vodianova. That camel knit cardi looks super sumptuous, and we adore the quirky cute typography. Click on for the latest Fall '10 ads!
Every year, fashion-fevered hotties jet-set to Paris to check out the latest in the haute couture world. Attendees, which included celebs such as the newly wed Claire Danes, Gossip Girls Blake Lively and Leighton Meester, and editrixes Carine Roitfeld and Anna Wintour, all gathered in the city of love to witness the splendor, but not without showing off their own fashion magic. Don't Natalia Vodianova, Claire Danes, and Jessica Alba make a sleek Valentino trio? Click through to see more fabulous looks!
>> Turkish Designer Hakaan Yildirim Takes Home 2010 ANDAM Prize —After one London Fashion Week show, Hakaan is moving into the big leagues, scoring ANDAM's €220,000 prize (approx. $270,000, up €60,000 from last year's prize) for 2010. It doesn't hurt that Hakaan has friend and collaborator Mert Alas in his corner: Carine Roitfeld, who headed up this year's ANDAM jury, came to London specifically for Hakaan's show on the advice of Alas. Alas likely also had something to do with the show's all-star cast of Lara Stone, Natalia Vodianova, Mariacarla Boscono, Natasha Poly, and Anja Rubik. Along with the upgraded ANDAM prize money, a new stipulation: Hakaan must not only show in Paris, but open a French company, as well. [Style File, Fashion Editor at Large]
Having cast a 47-year-old Elle Macpherson (along with the womanly bodies of Laetitia Casta and Bar Refaeli) to fill out the curvy dress silhouettes on the fall Louis Vuitton runway, Marc Jacobs continues to offer a multigenerational theme for his advertising images—selecting Christy Turlington, Karen Elson, and Natalia Vodianova to share campaign duties. Steven Meisel shot all three models in a New York studio made to look like a Hollywood star's old-fashioned dressing room. Turlington, Elson, and Vodianova look perfectly put together dressed in Jacobs's "And God Created Woman" collection of corseted waists and circle skirts with their hair in the same fresh-looking, '50s-style high ponytails from the Vuitton runway. Perhaps reason enough to agree with Vogue's mandate to return to mature, ladylike clothing this fall.
>> In a follow up to his voluptuous Fall 2010 runway cast, Marc Jacobs selected Christy Turlington, Natalia Vodianova, and Karen Elson — coincidentally, none of whom walked in the collection's show — for the accompanying campaign. "This season we are working with three of the most beautiful women, I think, in the world," he says in the making-of video. "[A] Blonde, brunette, and a redhead." They also span one model in her 20s, one in her 30s, and one in her 40s. This marks the fourth Vuitton campaign captured by Steven Meisel, who constructed the '50s set in a Manhattan studio space.
If you thought Lara Stone's Spring Louis Vuitton ads were dreamy, wake up. The brand chose a precision cast of models, spanning generations, for its latest campaign. Christy Turlington, Karen Elson, and Natalia Vodianova are calmly coiffing in an old-school dressing room, each one thoroughly gorgeous in prim ponies, ladylike dresses, and luxe leather. The mood is serene and stylish and, notice, ample bosom plays a supporting role. According to Antoine Arnault, Vuitton’s director of communications, "The atmosphere was very Fifties, very elegant." Shot by Steven Meisel, the period set was constructed in a New York studio. Simple, yet stunning. Agreed?