The always-gorgeous Malin Akerman stepped out last night at the Bvlgari Save the Children and Artists for Peace and Justice event in Beverly Hills. She looked radiant in a citrus-colored J.Mendel dress and accessorized with a snakeskin envelope clutch, leg-lengthening nude pumps, and amazing Bvlgari baubles. Click to shop similar items now.
The pre-Fall collections have been steadily growing in importance, and we love them because they're a sneak peek at what the designers are planning for their big Fall collections. Will we see more trends like the '70s, ladylike themes, or minimalism? What are the new colors going to be? Click on for an insider look at the best of pre-Fall 2011.
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Oh say can you see Diane looking amazing?! This girl has style that keeps on giving. Last night, she looked flawless at the Courage in Journalism Awards in Beverly Hills. Her silver strapless J. Mendel dress has the right amount of pouf and her Lanvin clutch just enough wildness. A delicate rhinestone necklace, layered bracelets, and ankle-strap black sandals make Diane even more divine.
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Continuing the sandstorm is Kate Beckinsale. Check out her strapless, mermaid-style J. Mendel gown, which hugs her every curve. The gathered bodice is fresh and her garnet teardrop earrings pull in some much-needed color. What's your opinion? Love it or hate it?
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When you think of summer a common visual that comes to mind is the beach. Within this geographical point of reference are pebbles, waves, seaweed, driftwood, and tall wind blown grass. In other words, a dynamic combination of natural textures. With that in mind, it's possible that what we see on the runway pays homage to those organic shapes and patterns (without necessarily being the primary inspiration). Here's our roundup of interesting texture for S/S 08, those which especially remind us of summer's natural landscape.
Ombre is beginning to rear its pretty head and while it feels very warm-weathery, I'm already seeking a new ombre addition. I'm still on the fence though — some of these items are dope, while some of them are dull. Here's the dilemma: It's a trendy motif, but only looks good on fine fabrics. Case in point: ombred fur at J. Mendel's Spring '08 show (pictured). Thus, one should seek out an ombre that looks expensive but doesn't break the bank. Ah, the trials and tribulations of fashion . . .