Knee-high styles were ubiquitous at the Fall 2012 runways like Valentino, Alexander Wang, Givenchy, and Altuzarra, so accordingly, we're bringing you our five favorites for the season. Whether you're in the market for an everyday flat, a more dressed-up embellished style, or our top pick straight from the runway, there's a pair here to suit your every styling whim. Try pairing them with skinny jeans, a tights-and-skirt duo, or a little bit of leather just like our runway inspiration — just click on to watch.
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- Rebecca Minkoff is now moonlighting as a contributing editor for InStyle. She'll write an advice column called Ask a Designer for the magazine over the next six months. [WWD]
- Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's label The Row has been named one of WSJ. Magazine's Innovators of the Year. "The twin designers display an eye for nearly monastic classicism that's redefining American luxury," the magazine says. [Fashionologie Inbox]
- McDonald's is suing the city of Milan, claiming it was forced out of its location there to make way for a Prada store. [Vogue UK]
- The massive $20 million class action suit between models and a variety of New York modeling agencies isn't the industry's only big court case. Ford has sued Women Model Management for "poaching" two of its rising stars, Alana Zimmer and Karolina Waz. [NY Post]
- In other courtroom news, a lawsuit has exposed the "Aircraft Standards" to which the male stewards on Abercrombie CEO Michael Jeffries's private jet must adhere. The guys on Jeffries's flight staff must wear flip-flops, pop the collars of their polo shirts, and always respond to requests from the boss with "No problem." [Bloomberg]
- A few British tabloids have reported that Ben Stiller offered Lady Gaga some $5 million to appear in the sequel to his seminal '90s modeling comedy Zoolander. [Fashionista]
- Lovers of colorful staple pieces, rejoice! Uniqlo will debut its online store next week. [The Cut]
Rebecca Minkoff has become a jack of all trades, and her latest endeavor might just be her best one yet. The designer has just launched her first-ever jewelry collection — available in select Bloomingdale's stores today and online at both Bloomingdales.com and RebeccaMinkoff.com on Wednesday — showing off her signature cool-girl aesthetic in a wide range of rose-gold and pavé pieces. The 52-piece collection ranges from $48-$498, ensuring there's a piece for every budget, and includes everything from bright neon enamel earrings to sleek chain-link bracelets. Our favorite piece? This stunning, statement-making pavé horn necklace. Check out some more covetable adornments from Rebecca Minkoff's new jewelry line now, and tell us which one(s) you're dying to get your hands on.
This Spring, Rebecca Minkoff's cool girl is wearing a crop of sun-faded stripes and tropical florals — all while dancing to DJ Cassidy and Tennis's retro mash-up of Jay-Z. We rely on the designer to turn out a crop of wearable separates and feminine dressing, albeit with a dose of her slick tailoring — and that's exactly what we got, this time with a vintage slant. Finding inspiration in the work of iconic American photographer Slim Aarons, Minkoff's cool palette and peppy prints are rife with the '60s and '70s references Aarons captured in his snaps of jet-setting celebrities sitting poolside. Still, Minkoff's take on the era isn't quite so literal; she may draw from tropical wallpapers and sun-bleached florals, but the looks that emerge showcase Minkoff's skill in crafting girlie, upbeat pieces with modern, tomboy temperament — skinny, pattern-washed pants, Summer tweeds, moto jackets, and cage heels. Just the way Minkoff's girl likes her retro melody with a little Jay-Z, she wears her flower prints with sporty accents and killer heels.
- Trends: Athletic-inspired details, print on print, all white, ombré, florals, overalls, and flares.
- Colors: White, cobalt blue, bright red, gray, and a pop of green.
- Key Piece: Minkoff is making moto vests finished in sunset, ombré hues, a new must-have. She's also making flares the silhouette to snag for Spring.
- Accessories: Minkoff's signature bags finished in white and woven detailing; a crop of slick clutches, strappy cage heels.
- Who Should Wear It: The stylish optimist who likes a little sweetness with her edgy silhouettes, like front-row fans Lauren Conrad and Jamie Chung.
"At the time, I thought I was in the chicest place in the universe," said Peter Som of his first time at New York Fashion Week as a Parsons student. In honor of that impending chicness, we spoke with him and others — veterans and newcomers alike — to hear the experiences of their first shows, their most memorable moments, and how they plan to recover after the madness of the week is over.
Pamela Love remembers being nervous the first time Anna Wintour attended one of her shows (who wouldn't be?), and Chris Benz told us about his very own House of Style moment at Marc Jacobs's Spring 2002 show. We also heard tales from Rebecca Minkoff, Rachel Comey, Yigal Azrouel, Jenni Kayne, and many others. Read on for a look at their most memorable Fashion Week moments — and find out who was so starstruck by Chloe Sevigny that they offered to let her skip the bathroom line — here, in the gallery.
— Reporting by Christina Pérez
Happy Friday! Ready to find out our top stars of the week? This week celebrities turned heads in sleek and chic red-carpet looks, sweet mixed-print styles, and refreshing takes on the classic black and white combo. Quirky accessories took Michelle Williams's look to new heights, Nikki Reed's dynamic hot-pink and edgy black leather combo lit her up, while Kate Beckinsale perfected proportions in black and white separates. And let's not forget Rachel Bilson, Kristen Bell, Lea Michele, and Elizabeth Olsen, who sported noteworthy looks of their own. Get inspired by our latest style standouts, then shop their looks to spice up your wardrobe.
Rachel Bilson grabbed lunch with a friend in LA showing off her unique Summer style in this Rag & Bone mixed-print dress ($395), nude-and-black Rebecca Minkoff flat sandals ($220, originally $275), and celebrity favorite thick-rimmed sunglasses. To break up the black and white theme, Rachel carried an orange chain-handle Chloé bag — here is a similar version ($1,495) and the black style ($1,295). Score Rachel's exact dress, bag, and sandals to incorporate into your Summer wardrobe. Then when Fall rolls around, throw on tights, a cozy coat, and booties for an equally smashing ensemble.
While filming scenes for the upcoming season of 90210 in Long Beach, AnnaLynne McCord's character Naomi Clark looked sassy in a Rebecca Minkoff leopard maxi wrap skirt, which revealed her leg. Leave it to the trendy character to pair her leopard print with a bright fuchsia blazer, a dramatic black-and-white floppy hat, and a white crop top with cutouts in the back. But the piling on didn't stop there; Naomi accessorized with a long black-and-gold necklace, a chunky cocktail ring, and oversized diamond stud earrings. This look may be too much for a regular day out, but you can take notes by matching your leopard skirt with a bright pink blazer or your leopard tops with pink bottoms. To get Naomi's full look, shop similar pieces below.
We're always looking to celebrities for new color combinations, and Hollywood's latest obsession is orange with green. The shades vary from shocking orange and neon green to mint green and softer orange. Jessica Chastain opted to pair a bright-green dress with equally standout orange pumps in NYC, Eva Mendes sported a bright-orange Phillip Lim dress with a mint-colored Rebecca Minkoff bag in LA, and Taylor Schilling sported her green printed Madewell dress with a bold orange clutch at a party in LA. Check out these celebs and a couple more rocking orange with green, then shop your favorite looks for yourself.
Welcome to our latest edition of CelebStyle's top stars of the week. This week our fashionable crew took their star-studded looks to new heights via bold pumps, neon accessories, and ample texture. Naya Rivera played with colors in a high-waisted cobalt H&M skirt and neon-yellow Giuseppe Zanotti pumps, Miranda Kerr was the epitome of Summer chic in a coral A.L.C. cutout number and printed Balenciaga sandals, and Alessandra Ambrosio amped up her beach-babe look in a sheer fringe cover-up. Anne Hathaway, Blake Lively, Krysten Ritter, and Jessica Biel sported noteworthy ensembles of their own, too. Cruise through to get a closer look at our favorites this week, then shop their looks for yourself.