Nicole Richie took some time off her Fashion Star duties for a fun family beach day in Malibu with Joel Madden and their two children, Harlow and Sparrow. Nicole delivered another one of her signature boho-chic outfits, pairing a breezy orange top from her own line Winter Kate with denim cutoffs and strappy sandals. She gave her look an eclectic gypsy feel with a patterned Simone Camille fabric carry-all and polished off her California cool style with a braided updo that's perfect for the beach. See Nicole's bohemian ensemble in today's Fab Flash! On Allison McNamara: A.L.C. peplum top.
As we plot our Fall wardrobe, we're drawing from those celebrities who execute flawless takes on the trends. This time around, we're seeking influence from the bohemian beauties — the street-style pros who've mastered the boho-cool essentials that speak perfectly to Fall. Layered up in faux and fur layers, long knit capes, flowy tops, and lots and lots of boots à la Isabel Marant, this club — with members like Sienna Miller, Kate Moss, and Rachel Zoe — channels that carefree, vintage-inspired vibe we're after. Click through for 15 boho looks to emulate this season.
Good news for you '70s fans: the flowy dresses, flare-leg pants, and big hats that dominated Spring runways are still relevant in Pre-Fall. That groovy era of boho hippies and Carly Simon songs (time to cue You're So Vain) lives on. We've put together a slideshow of the top five ways designers continue to channel the '70s in their Pre-Fall collections.
We invaded super celebrity stylist Nicole Chavez’s fashion studio, where she talks about her fashion forward clients and a few of her coveted fashion treasures! Mastermind behind Rachel Bilson, Scarlett Johansson, and Kristen Bell’s unique and individual styles, Nicole Chavez also reveals her breakthrough red carpet moment and when she finally considered herself a stylist! On Allison: Azature earrings
Look at Kate in a flurry of motion. A recent trip to Turkey inspired the model to adorn her casual cool look with some exotic bling. These foreign confections are a fun way to liven up any no-fuss ensemble. Too bad we can't hop on our private jet (right?) and nab some for ourselves. Let's see what we can find on the main land!
Here's what abbeychamp has on:
- Dress: Collective Clothing
- Bag: Mango
- Sunglasses: Goodwill
Here's what her friend J has on:
- Top: Anthropologie
- Jeans: Earl Jeans
- Bag: Perlina
Congrats to abbeychamp and J!
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Maybe maxi dresses really will catch on big time. They do capture that bohemian Summer vibe oh so well. Miss Molly Sims debuted the bold dress at Diane von Furstenberg's dinner I attended back in February, and Garcelle Beauvais Nilon selected it for a Saks Fifth Avenue event yesterday. They both wisely chose bare necklines and upswept 'dos, paving the way for the dress to make the main statement. It fits both of them like a dream, but I'm liking the shoulder cutouts on Molly's a tad bit more for that extra flash of skin. Who do you think wore it better?
With free spirited bohemian mother Lisa Bonet and cool rocker Lenny Kravitz as proud papa, we should have expected Zoe to turn out the way she did. A rising style star, she flawlessly transitions from effortless, slightly mussed glamor to street chic, and she somehow ends up looking sultry every time. She even had the confidence to recently chop her locks into a boyish pixie cut, which took a little getting used to, but now I'm loving that she set herself apart from the rest of Hollywood's It girls.
I'm definitely going to keep my keen eye on her for a healthy dose of rock chick inspiration. And — this just in — proud papa Lenny will be outfitted in Gucci for his upcoming European tour. Maybe Zoe will get some Gucci goods too!
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Wooden heels are a Summer cult classic that will never go out of style. The retro staple is back with an avant-garde twist and has reinvented itself with a fun juxtaposition of organic and modern architecture. There are oodles of ways to wear this trend so have fun! Alberta Ferretti (left) did with fine leather detailing atop an inverted wooden wedge — knock on wood!
Oh, what I would give to travel back to the '60s and be a fly on the wall when Anita Pallenberg, once common-law wife of Rolling Stones' Keith Richards, ruled the rock 'n roll scene. It was a largely male-dominated industry, yet Anita had a unique musical influence over the band.
Born on January 25, 1946 in Rome, Italy, Anita was a model, actress, and has more recently become a fashion designer. But nothing makes her more well-known than her non-musical connection to the Stones. Besides having three children with Keith, Anita was romantically involved with band member Brian Jones, and also rumored to have hooked up with Mick Jagger. Given Anita's wild ways, I wouldn't be surprised.
While Anita's partying ways are intriguing, I'm more drawn to her unfussy boho style. Before the Siennas and the Kates (she's actually friends with Kate), Anita epitomized the hippie-chic style. Everything we wear now, she's already worn: stacked bangles, fur coats, gladiator sandals, wide belts . . . Because of her sass, courage, and style, she carved herself a place in the world. And what a rockin' place!
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