First, mark you calendars for March 13, this Sunday, when Target GO International releases the designer collective collection, a greatest hits of some of the past 10 years of designer collaborations. Remember how you never got that Rodarte dress? Well, here's your chance. The party, held at the Ace Hotel in NYC, was rockin' with Chloe Sevigny, Michelle Trachtenberg, Olivia Munn, Liv Tyler, and Lake Bell coming to check out dresses and listen to Santigold's live performance. Click for the full slideshow — what do you think of Chloe's outfit in particular?
>> "The fashion industry and child stars are having a moment," New York proclaims this week: Rodarte is currently partial to 12-year-old Elle Fanning, 14-year-old Hailee Steinfeld caught eyes during award season in Prabal Gurung and Prada, and Vogue is reportedly planning a portfolio featuring both girls plus 14-year-old Chloe Moretz for an upcoming issue. Then, today, Steinfeld attended the Miu Miu show as a special guest of Miuccia Prada — she's rumored to have caught Prada's eye, which begs the question: will she be an upcoming face for the brand? [Style File]
Spring is going to be a killer season for fantastic collaborations. Collaborations have become hugely popular and have allowed fashion designers — Derek Lam, the Mulleavy sisters, and Chloe Sevigny among them — to step outside their niche and try something new. From luxury to budget, we've highlighted the top collaborations you should check out and stock up on before they're gone.
From Gwyneth Paltrow’s gilded Calvin Klein gown to Mila Kunis’s lovely lavender Elie Saab to all the Versace, Marchesa, and Rodarte in between, the Oscars red carpet was filled with fancy frocks we couldn't get enough of! Check out the 10 super style-setters whose award-worthy dresses topped our best dressed list!
>> Last night, three designers were name checked during Oscar acceptance speeches. Natalie Portman, who wore Rodarte last night, thanked "Kate and Laura Mulleavy, who designed the beautiful ballet costumes [in Black Swan]" after winning Best Actress, as two of those "people on films that no one ever talks about that are your heart and soul every day." And Colin Firth, who worked with Tom Ford on A Single Man, mentioned during his Best Actor speech — for The King's Speech — that he was grateful for his "very fortunate friendship with Tom Ford, to whom I owe a very big piece of this."
Mia Wasikowska looked like a budding starlet as she arrived at the 2011 Independent Spirit Awards. We're especially obsessed with her Rodarte for Opening Ceremony lace-ruffled dress, but love her dual-toned pumps as well. Mia wore little else, but we added some silver accessories for a little punk panache. Shop the exact dress, with all the rest, now.
The Piece: Rodarte for Opening Ceremony Lace Blazer
The Investment: $725
Why We Covet: It's Rodarte. The Mulleavy sisters have become one of fashion's most highly respected designer duos, and their collections are the hard-to-acquire stuff of fantasy. Their collaboration with Opening Ceremony has all their romance and frills in functional silhouettes at a slightly lower price point, making it extremely covetable. Case in point: this incredibly detailed, ultra gorgeous floral guipire lace jacket that will be perfect for the soft dreaminess of Spring. It can look chic over a sleek silk column dress, flirty over a tank and jeans, or romantic with a flowy dress. It's got slight bell sleeves and a gently curved collar. It's something new that could be vintage, and we guarantee you could bring this out every season and get a million compliments.
New York Fashion Week may be over, but we're just getting started on our Fall 2011 "to-shoe" lists. We don't even know where to begin; from Vena Cava's lace-up flatforms and the candy-colored cap toes at Peter Som, right down to the spage-age, Spice Girl-esque heels at Marc Jacobs and Theyskens' Theory, designers really stepped up their shoe games and gave us tons of inspiration for the coming season. Click through to see all of our favorite runway kicks.
Enter into the world of Rihanna. Since 2005, the Barbadian beauty caught my attention with her catchy songs, and even more so, her megawatt style. When Rihanna first hit the scene, she stayed within the sexy singer realm via colorful body-con frocks and separates. As the years went along, she took a turn towards high fashion. After attending numerous runway shows, Rihanna developed an edgier sense of dressing — who can forget those star shaped pasties — and started donning clothes and accessories from the likes of Chanel, Alexander Wang, and Rodarte, to name a few. Despite The songstress continues to impress me with her daring in-your-face ensembles and experimental hairdos. Let's take a look at Rihanna's astounding fashion metamorphosis as we wish her a very Fab 23rd birthday!
Love taking looks from the runway to the "real way," so to speak? For the adventurous eye makeup-lover, try the vividly-hued palettes seen in shows like Thakoon and Charlotte Ronson. And for the hair accessory-lover who has a flair for vintage styles, Art Deco hair pieces are perfect for you. Sophisticated and whimsical, the style, seen on the runways of Rodarte (bottom left) and Cynthia Rowley (upper right), features sharp, angular pieces in stunning geometric shapes. Just style your hair in a tousled ponytail or cute braid, place your Art Deco hair accessory in, and you're good to go. Click on the images for more information on any of the retro hair accessories above.
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