Camouflage is one of the hottest looks for Fall and Alicia Keys was totally on trend via these Textile Elizabeth and James camouflage jeans ($228) while in Paris. The singer injected edge to her look via black pieces: a leather-panel blazer, circle scarf, Isabel Marant high-top sneakers, and her and Kim Kardashian's favorite Grey Ant sunglasses. Score Alicia's exact camouflage jeans to pair with everything from sweaters to boots to statement outerwear all Fall and Winter. Then come Spring and Summer, ditch the layers for neon tanks to get more wear out of your pants.
Last week, as Kim Kardashian took off from LAX, she showed off her cool new funky black sunglasses. At the same time, Alicia Keys was spotted in London in the same exact sunglasses: these Grey Ant The Foundry shades ($270). We love the dark color and especially the sawed-off detail at the bottom of the frames. Kim and Alicia aren't the only fans of Grey Ant; Beyoncé also owns a thick-rimmed pair from the label. If you're looking for cool new shades that will have people talking, score Kim and Alicia's exact pair now!
Just two days after telling us all about her recent style transformation, Kim Kardashian got all dressed up and headed to LAX airport to catch another flight. She stuck with her streak of dark colors, sporting a gray silk-and-knit sweater with a black leather jacket, black leather leggings, black pumps, these Grey Ant square sunglasses ($270), and her black crocodile Hermes tote. To add a bit of sparkle, Kim wore a chain and rhinestone necklace. Re-create her latest look when you're feeling extra slick by shopping similar pieces below.
Beyoncé and Jay Z took a trip to Paris with baby Blue Ivy and while heading back to their hotel, the gorgeous singer stood way out in her colorful Carven zigzag blouse ($549) and matching bright-pink trousers. Thick-rimmed Grey Ant sunglasses ($253) added cool, a gold chain lariat necklace lent subtle shine, while nude pointy pumps kept things from being too out there. If you're looking for a bold way to stand out on the streets of your city, draw inspiration from Beyoncé by pairing a colorful printed top — here is a t-shirt version of her blouse ($172) — with matching bright trousers. To get Beyoncé's exact look, shop similar pieces, including her exact blouse, below.
Grey Ant has paired up with outdoor footwear brand Teva to create what they're calling the most comfortable performance high heel on the planet. Basically, it's Teva's Hurricane sport "mandal" redone on a four-inch stacked stiletto. There are two styles, $330 each: the "Worlds Unite" in black and white with Velcro closure, and the "Natural" in tan with a buckle. It's an interesting collaboration, no doubt, but will it work in real life? Either way, it's fun to see the fashion-meets-the-outdoors shoot.
Grey Ant's diffusion line Grey Antics has finished its Fall '10 look book and we took a peruse to bring you the best shots. It's a Navajo-inspired scene, with random tangents of edgy bold blacks and army influences. There are teal accents, browns, mauve, and a few pops of color. One highlight is the movement in the models' poses — it's always nice to see the clothes in action. Urban Outfitters currently has the Spring/Summer Grey Antics pieces but will soon stock Fall.
Whitney Port went totally '80s with this fun, vintange-inspired look. Her geometric tee from Grey Ant was the most retro, but the J Brand jeans and Baker boots, certainly added fuel to the fire. If you're feeling nostalgic, shop her exact tee, and similar items, now.
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Grey Ant, our favorite contemporary brands from this summer, will be participating in one of the eponymous Urban Outfitters collaborations. The collection will be cleverly titled Grey Antics, and feature the same kind of seventies inspired bottoms and billowy tops that the ready to wear line puts out. Last time we went to Urban Outfitters (while in SF) we picked up a jumper from some jumbled pile and discovered it was one by Geren Ford (we think, we can't remember). You have to be carefully skilled in deciphering what, to us, feels like waaay too much information and waaaay to many piles of crap that need to be folded, to find the 'special' pieces. We're not sure, but we fear that these neat little collaborations get lost in the piles of other jumpers and other tshirts and other billowy tops that the retailer stocks in the first place. We suppose that's fitting though--if you can't decipher the collaboration from the Free People offer, what's the point in caring that they be separate and tidy within the shop anyway. On that note, let's forget all about Urban Oufitters and just shop the real Grey Ant collection--it's marked down to an Urban Outfitters price point which kind of solves all of our problems right here and now.
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»Giorgio Armani has set off the animal rights activists in Italy [The Cut]
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»Behati Prinsloo shops where she's paid [FAD]
»Cindy Crawford hung on a yacht with George Clooney, her husband, and Bono in the south of France this weekend [PopSugar]
Let's face it: Lamé got a bad rap. The world experienced too much of a good thing in the excessive '80s. I think we've finally recovered from the overdose. Here we are, far from lame lamé. Mad Men's January Jones shows us how to have fun in lamé in her one shoulder belted frock. She slices the sheen up with a black banded belt but dares to wear metallic sandals to keep the fluidity. Does she pull it off? Is lamé still lame? You tell me.