Vests made a big statement on the Spring/Summer 2013 runways. Proenza Schouler, Isabel Marant, and 3.1 Phillip Lim made good use of this warm-weather layering piece, showing us everything from patchwork pieces to utilitarian styles. We've rounded up our favorite vests on the market right now, from eclectic finds to the must-have distressed vest. On Allison: BCBG Max Azria blazer, Club Monaco top, Cameo shorts.
Anais Mali and Jessica Hart are the latest gorgeous girls to participate in Rag & Bone's DIY Project, for which models are given a camera, a bag of clothes, and directions to interpret the spirit of the brand's line of jeans.
Mali said she took her photos while she was "in St Barth's, where I was for New Year's Eve; then in Miami, when I was visiting my boyfriend." Meanwhile, Hart's sister took photos of her in and around the pool at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood. "We wanted to be a bit spontaneous," she said.
In doing the DIY project, Mali and Hart join a long list of models that includes Jourdan Dunn, Karolina Kurkova, Poppy Delevingne, and Liu Wen, among others. A look at their self-styled campaigns here in the gallery.
Because we firmly believe that looking good shouldn't be a full-time job (we all have real jobs after all), we're bringing you an easy outfit formula that relies on just three key pieces. With nods to Spring's biggest trends — brights, metallics, ankle-strap footwear, and a great cropped jacket — this perfect outfit is all about putting a fresh spin on your tired jacket-and-jeans combos. Reach for a cropped jacket to layer over your t-shirt — the sharp proportion offers a sophisticated alternative to the staple anorak, and it's just as well-suited to the office as any of your favorite blazers. As for the final touches, a pair of skinny pants with a cropped silhouette leaves ample room for showing off another one of this season's biggest trends: the ankle-strap heel. Look for pairs in a neutral shade for the leg-lengthening effect, black for a great play on a classic, or further the outfit interest with a fresh metallic finish. In any iteration, these pieces add up (fast!) to something sleeker and cooler than your average work or weekend looks. Just shop our editors' picks below to test drive one of our favorite outfit formulas.
Shop looks from left: Zara striped jacket ($129), Paige Jimmy Jimmy skinny jean ($189), Alexander Wang Liya pump ($495); Topshop quilted ovoid crop jacket ($136), Rag & Bone distressed midrise skinny capri jean ($195), ASOS Sonic pointed heels ($54); Vince cropped jacket ($345), Isabel Marant Lucas printed cropped skinny jeans ($300), Zara patent sandals with ankle strap ($100)
There's a toughness in Marcus Neville and David Wainwright's Fall 2013 collection for Rag & Bone, and it might come from their abundant use of houndstooth with a little bite. The duo showed the pattern in some bold iterations: monochromatic on sweaters and skirts, or oversize and multicolored on other pieces of knitwear. Of course, the motorcycle chic matelassé pieces (a pair of gray trousers stuck out) helped with that feeling, as did the no-nonsense hair and makeup the models wore. Pops of bright color — an orange lapel here, a royal-blue ribbed collar there — were inspired by the uniforms Pan Am flight attendants wore in the '60s, and by blaze-colored gear ground crews use to stand out on the runway.
Rag & Bone sent out a Fall 2013 collection rife with graphic texture, bold tones, proportional mastery, and an assortment of accessories (hello, pilot clutch!) that we've already mentally assigned to our must-have list. It's no surprise that Marcus Wainwright and David Neville have — yet again — delivered a lineup that is all at once new (even when it's mod inspired), cool, and exactly what we want. Take a look inside.
For 2013, the girl at Rag & Bone was full of contradictions: retro and modern, feminine yet androgynous, and both soft and strong. Gucci Westman (for Revlon) created a graphic eyeliner shape that is simple to translate for the average woman. And the hair . . . let's just say it's ideal for the woman who loves to hit the snooze button.
The look: A chignon for bedheads, pseudo-'60s eyeliner, mannequin nails.
The inspiration: Edie Sedgwick and androgynous men.
Trends: Hair that is texturized and matte instead of sleek.
These stories and more here, in our daily news roundup.
- Gisele Bündchen released the first picture of daughter Vivian Lake Brady on her Facebook page. The caption reads, "Love is everything!!!! Happy Friday, much love to all." [Facebook User Gisele Bündchen]
- Chanel's iconic Rue Cambon boutique is slated to expand. [WWD]
- Chris Benz, Badgley Mischka, and Cynthia Rowley have all been tapped to create a capsule collection of outerwear for London Fog, which will hit stores in August. [Glamour]
- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell secured the highly coveted seat next to Anna Wintour at Thursday's Kimberly Ovitz show. [New York Post]
- Wes Gordon, Giulietta's Sofia Sizzi, and Cushnie et Ochs's Michelle Ochs and Carly Cushnie are among the designers who will participate in the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund's Americans in Paris program during Paris Fashion Week. [WWD]
- Portraits of Diane von Furstenberg, Calvin Klein, and Carolina Herrera are featured in Andy Warhol's latest exhibit, Andy Warhol Photography, which will open on Feb. 11 in London. [Vogue UK]
- Rag & Bone's latest bag, the Pilot Clutch, is now available online and in stores. [Elle]
- In other ecommerce news, a collection of vintage clothing and accessories curated by Natalie Joos for the Manhattan Vintage show is now shoppable. [Manhattan Vintage]
- Not only did Hanneli Mustaparta star in Diesel Black Gold's Spring 2013 campaign, shot by Theo Wenner, but she also styled it. [POPSUGAR Fashion News Inbox]
Because the weather outside is truly a little frightful, we've culled a delightfully cozy set of earmuffs, gloves, and scarves to ward off the Winter chill. We know looking cute in the cold can often be a challenge, but with these chic Winter add-ons, you can jazz up even the most bundled-up ensembles. So sit back, relax (grab a hot cocoa!), and watch now to see our favorite fashionable and functional accessories!
When it comes to wardrobe staples, there's nothing more classic, sexy, and versatile than a little black dress. For brunch with friends, office meetings, girls' nights out, or your next hot date, the LBD can be transformed time and time again with the right accent pieces. So today we're bringing you 10 chic new ways to wear this timeless frock, and we can't wait to hear which stylish ensemble is your favorite!
There's a subtle '60s feeling in Rag & Bone's Pre-Fall 2013 collection, which owes a lot to designers David Neville and Marcus Wainwright thinking ahead to their Fall 2013 show. Wainwright says they're working on a "'60s, Pan-Am thing" to present in February. For Pre-Fall, the graphic pop of that decade gets shrunk to small-scale prints in black and white, and the A-line shape of a peach tweed skirt points to the bold simplicity of the era. The mock Chelsea collar attached to one sleeveless shirt by with a clever use of cord and grommets is a fresh take on another look from the period.