>> You've met Lane Crawford Fashion Director Sarah Rutson, now delve a little deeper into her New York Fashion Week experience. As she hit Saturday and Sunday's shows — Alexander Wang, Altuzarra, and more — she fired off notes on everything from the contents of her breakfast to a text message from Riccardo Tisci to her ensemble for the day. More in the slideshow.
Each day of New York Fashion Week is giving us something to look forward to for Fall '11. We've been seeing longer hems, bold pops of color, and loads of mixed prints — and each show leaves us more excited for the next. Derek Lam hit us with his well-known uptown glamour, VPL showed us sexy metallics, and Alice Ritter offered the ultimate in cool-girl chic. Click through to see day four's Fab-approved looks.
>> It's slippery and slushy outside — instead of fretting, brighten up your day with a pop of color. This street-snapped cutie responded to the bitter cold by wearing a layered look: bright red trousers tiered with a black sweater coat, leather jacket, tee, and nubby scarf. Emote the same high-contrast vibe with our finds from Topshop, Maison Martin Margiela, and Preen.
Left to right: Preen Woven Pod Coat ($1,540), Madewell Somerset Tee ($32), Topshop Leather Waterfall Jacket ($250), Topshop Red Trousers ($80), Maison Martin Margiela Tote ($480), Aldo Chunky Scarf ($22), Alberto Fermani Leather Ankle Boot ($294, originally $490)
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Whether it's cutouts, prints, asymmetrical hemlines, or all of the above, I'm craving a funky dress like the ones Emily Deschanel, Chloë Sevigny, and Zoe Saldana are sporting. They're statement making — not your typical cocktail dresses — with subtle cutouts or lacy inserts. Just choose a style with your favorite print, or a strategic cutout that shows off your shoulders, maybe a hint of your back or torso. Part of the sexy is in the unpredictability; it's just about finding the ruffle, print, or brilliant hue that speaks to your style. Any way you dice it, won't you take me to . . . funky town!
On dark, cold days, a little color injection is the best medicine for drab wardrobes. Gucci and Preen showed us how it's done in their Pre-Fall 2011 collections, mixing bright doses of color with neutrals like gray and tan. The radiant result proves that color needn't be worn only in the warmer months. Want to add color to your wardrobe? Check out five of our Fab looks, styled out just for you. It's time to break out that lemon yellow top and brighten your day (and ours).
I don't think I've ever seen Gwyneth Paltrow like this. She's basically sizzling on the red carpet in her white hot Pucci, and it's not a mystery why. The sexy lace-up details are a skin-revealing addition to an otherwise covered up floor-length dress. You don't want the sultry cutouts to be too overt, lest you should reveal a little too much, but lace-up detailing up the back or sides is just enough sexy. Next step: kill it with confidence.
A sheer maxi skirt is a daring take on the pervasive Fall trend, but Abbey Lee Kershaw took on the challenge with pure finesse. Between shows on Milan Fashion Week's first day, Abbey contrasted her new platinum 'do with a see-through skirt, metallic jacket, and asymmetrical nude top. Emulate her fresh ensemble with this sheer chiffon skirt by Free People, an Alice + Olivia jacket, and a beige Preen top.
Left to right: Alice + Olivia Luiza Sequined Moto Jacket ($796), Abbey Lee Kershaw during Milan Fashion Week, Preen Edge Top ($640), Forever 21 Antique Lock Necklace ($7), Alexander McQueen Leather Satchel ($1,450), J.Crew Miller Short Boot ($250), Urban Outfitters Turquoise and Rhinestone Ring ($24), Free People Sheer Chiffon Skirt ($118)
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Thanks to Malin Akerman's sexy cocktail wear at a recent InStyle fête, it seems draped LBDs are having a bit of a moment. And why not? They're a super chic but comfortable way to wear your black. The vibe is sultry, and the lack of structure makes for an easy fit, dreamy silhouette. Click on the items above to shop five Fab ways to get the look. Also look to Riller & Fount for more amazing draped jersey options.