Furthering our style crush with every appearance, Diane Kruger pretty much nails it every time she steps out on the red carpet. Case in point: all of the looks she has worn promoting her new movie, The Host. It's a lineup of the chicest kind of dressing, which made it practically impossible to pick a favorite — so we had to round them up and show you all of them! Take a look and let us know what you think below. On Allison McNamara: Bebe top and vest, Robert Rodriguez pants.
Kate Bosworth struck a pose in a sleeveless floral blouse and asymmetrical white skirt (both by Preen) and white Casadei pumps at an SK-II skin care event in Sydney. Some may think white on white should be reserved for warmer months, but we think Kate's white-hot look is perfectly acceptable for Fall. The blond beauty kept her accessories minimal, working a pair of diamond stud earrings, her brilliant engagement ring, and a pink pout. Re-create her sexy look with a sleeveless floral blouse, sexy white skirt, and matching pumps for date night, or swap her printed blouse for this black leather-sleeve Generation Loves Bobo sweater ($171) and matching pointed pumps for an unexpectedly chic combo.
We inevitably fall into rules and predictable patterns with the arrival of Fall and Winter — dark colors, heavy fabrics. Some is seasonal necessity, but you can rework the dress code to allow for pretty pops of print and a crisp, clean palette. Kate Bosworth's latest is a lesson in working that angle to the fullest, stepping out for an appearance in Sydney in Preen's modern floral-print blouse and coordinating pencil skirt with a sexy sheer inset. Right down to her Casadei pumps, Kate worked the fresh, Spring-ready look, but we'll give you some tips on making the ensemble work for right now.
- If you're lucky enough to live in a warmer climate all year long, there's really no need to tweak the combo. If you aren't, look to a cool, fitted blazer to top it off, while still keeping it sleek.
- If the chill is really starting to set in, there are other ways to warm up the look. Add a (faux) fur-lined anorak to the mix and swap out your pumps for ankle boots.
- You can get away with florals and whites all year long, but if the look seems to scream Spring, mix and match a floral blouse like Kate's with cozy Fall trousers or add a slouchy sweater to your crisp pencil skirt. The important thing to remember is that opposites do attract — outfits look infinitely more interesting when you play with textures, prints, and colors.
There was a definite sense of change and evolution in everything about Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi's Spring 2013 show for Preen. For starters, the duo arranged a runway in the Darwin Centre of London's Natural History Museum on Sunday, their first British show after five years of presenting in New York. (Bregazzi is expecting her second child with Thornton in the coming weeks, and wanted to move back home before her delivery.) If those elements weren't enough of a tip-off, the line itself was filled with reptilian materials — both real and printed on chiffon and georgette — that were often sewn together in Preen's signature patchwork style. A sheer crocodile-print shirt in white and navy was paired with a stingray-print skirt in the same color palette as the show's opening look. Subsequent ensembles folded in python, armadillo, and the season's requisite stripes. One sleeveless printed dress with a handkerchief hem combined all the scaly animals at once.
Thanks to the sheer, soft fabric choices, the animalistic pieces had a touch of femininity that helped them play well with the girlie rose-prints and solid tailoring that brought the evolution full circle toward the end of the show.
Everything's coming up roses (and reptilian printed) at Preen, and the unlikely mix of the two have ushered in a collection defined by its excellence in exotic luxury. We couldn't take our eyes off Cara Delevingne's sheer navy dress — adorned with wide swing sleeves. Not only did it boast an optical illusion of asymmetrical rose and snakeskin-printed stripes, it also gave way to strategic flashes of skin. On top of the (many) floaty dresses to come down the runway, there were slick leather jackets, wrap pencil skirts, crisp collared sets, and silky trousers to covet, too. In short, Preen delivered a wearable lineup of Spring '13 wares, one that catered to the romantic styler as well as the quirky print master.
- Trends: Reptilian texture, a heavy dose of rose prints, sheer paneling, and wrap skirts.
- Colors: Metallic gray, rose pink, navy, white, nude, and pops of yellow.
- Key Piece: It's a toss up between the boxy rose-printed top and the romantic sheer-meets-snakeskin shift dresses.
- Accessories: Ankle-strap pointy-toe pumps, ankle-strap sandals.
- Who Should Wear It: We're pretty sure Jessica Alba and Emma Stone — two starlets who have never shied away from a bold print — would do justice to Preen's prettier-than-ever pieces.
Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Biel have been touring the world promoting their new flick Total Recall. Both ladies have been looking impeccable — check out all their outfits on FabSugar — but we're particularly taken by Kate's London promotion street-style outfits: a gray, black, and coral colorblock Paula Ka ensemble, a neon Preen dress, and a black-and-white outfit with spiked Christian Louboutins. Get a closer look at all three ensembles, then shop similar pieces, including a few exact items.
Drawing inspiration from Victorian-era scrapbooks and abstract expressionists, Preen's Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi crafted a set of clean, cool silhouettes washed in bold color, florals, and collage-like prints for Fall '12. It's a cool-girl juxtaposition that plays out in this collection — minimalist separates dressed up in textured, overlapping prints and sequins create an almost literal scrapbook effect on dresses and tops. Still, it all works flawlessly — while some collections feel disjointed, there's no sense of losing the theme here or feeling disconnected. There isn't a look that doesn't speak to the overarching palette, structure, or playful printing, giving the whole collection a cohesiveness and effortlessness. Even in botanicals, sequins, flirty lace, and peplum, each piece carries with it an underlying ease — shapes are simple, sporty, even, with drawstrings on pencil skirts and color-contrasted collars and sleeves to counter the intricacies of every embellished cuff or printed silhouette.
- Trends: Florals, graphic print, peplum, lace, sequins; textured, overlapping prints.
- Colors: Camel, navy, white, red, black, and soft pink and moss-green florals.
- Key Piece: The white fur coat with orange cuffs; the navy lace peplum knit.
- Accessories: Neutral and floral-printed platform lace-ups.
- Who Would Wear It: The modern sophisticate with an eye for clean lines and cool-girl flair; Kate Bosworth, Jaime King, and Rachel Bilson.
>> Justin Thorton and Thea Bregazzi tapped some nostalgic references for Fall 2012: Beatrix Potter, botanical illustrations, and Victorian-era scrapbooks. It was a complete change of course from last season's pastel-hued, pixel-printed offering — and the result was nothing short of lovely. Straight skirts, shifts, and blouses were super-wearable in an antique-hued palette of ochre, ivory, and green. Flora-and-fauna prints were used throughout, while shots of black, vibrant orange, and blue kept the whole thing looking modern.
Evan Rachel Wood made heads turn in a red full-skirt Preen dress and navy leather jacket while leaving her hotel in NYC. She styled her chic separates with patterned tights, cap-toe booties, and ultra glam Prada sunglasses. Miss Wood completed her celeb style with a matte lip and black shoulder bag. If you love Rachel's ensemble as much as we do, shop now to get her exact dress and sunglasses.