>> Natasha Royt styled Julia Restoin Roitfeld in a pared-down — albeit wind-blown — studio shoot for Hanii Y's Fall 2011 campaign. The six-look campaign is also accompanied by a behind-the-scenes video of Roitfeld vamping it up on-set for Dutch photographer Jan Welters. See all six looks here.
Yesterday at Cannes was marked by the La Coqueta and Melancholia film premieres, though we were mostly consumed with more of the festival's standout style. We spotted supermodels Laetitia Casta and Alessandra Ambrosio hitting the red carpet, fashionable mom and daughter duo Julia Restoin-Roitfeld and Carine Roitfeld stepping out for Roberto Cavalli's dinner party, and Milla Jovovich making a standout arrival in Prada — in short, another amazing day in Cannes style. Click through to see the best of day eight, then be sure to tell us your favorite in comments!
This week, we had our eye on easy-chic celebrity styling. From cocktail parties to special appearances, the common denominator was impeccably cool — without being too complicated. So, from Emmy Rossum's neon mini to Julia Restoin-Roitfeld's black and white event attire, we want to know if you were paying attention. How well do you know this week's celebrity style?
Just in time for the weekend, Julia Restoin-Roitfeld offers up the perfect night-out ensemble. Stepping out for Nicholas Kirkwood's store opening in London, she added a little edge to an LWD ($465) with a black, leather motorcycle jacket. To finish, we love the playful accessories — a leopard-print clutch ($495) and even a few braided, beaded bracelets. Just click the items above to shop the same kind of sultry-cool style.
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A Peek at Alexa Chung Wearing Pieces From Her Upcoming Collection For Madewell, Plus More Its Store Opening Party on Fifth Ave
Last night, Madewell celebrated the opening of its new storefront on Fifth Avenue in NYC. The store itself looked amazing — think light and airy – and so were the fashionable party goers. Madewell designer and cool cutie Alexa Chung attended the event wearing pieces from her upcoming collection for the brand, while Julia Restoin-Roitfeld made a debut in sexy all black. Stay tuned for our exclusive interview with Alexa coming soon, but for now, check out the slideshow to see who else attended the bash, plus a sneak peek of Madewell's new digs.
Photo courtesy of Kristen Somody Whalen and Madewell
You know the best solution when you have nothing to wear? You go for all black. While we doubt Julia has nothing to wear in her closet, she offered up two chic all-black ensembles in just two days for appearances at the Tribeca Film Festival. Here are the lessons we've gleaned from the French fashion maven:
Chanel hosted a dinner party that drew an eclectic crowd last night as part of the Tribeca Film Festival. Chloe Sevigny, Rose Byrne, and Naomi Watts were among the big-screen stars who attended the event at the Odeon restaurant in NYC, while Julia Restoin-Roitfeld, Zoe Kravitz, and Lauren Hutton were among the models. From the art world, both Jeff Koons and Julian Schnabel were on hand. The French fashion house dressed several of its guests, including Naomi, who brought her mother as her date for the evening out. Chanel has had a major presence at this year's festival, with Karl Lagerfeld premiering a series of Magnum ice cream ads starring one of his many muses, Rachel Bilson, last week. We spoke with the actress on the red carpet at the big debut. The trendsetter chatted with us about her upcoming TV series, Hart of Dixie, and also admitted to "geeking out" after Karl gifted her with one of his Chanel notepads during their short-film shoot.
>> Giovanna Battaglia, who moved four weeks ago to New York and has started working more with W, was thrown a welcoming dinner last night at The Upstairs at Cipriani Downtown by Eddie Borgo and his boyfriend, stylist Keegan Singh. Battaglia wore an “I Heart New York” t-shirt studded all across the front by Borgo (left), and celebrated with the likes of Gaia Repossi, Vladimir and Julia Restoin-Roitfeld, and Joseph Altuzarra. W's Joseph Logan designed t-shirts that were passed out, proclaiming “New York Loves Gio,” one of which Altuzarra then customized for Battaglia with a pair of scissors. [W]
Unlike a mini or maybe a plunging neckline, there are a few ways of revealing some skin that never feel, well, too revealing. At the top of our list currently are shoulder-baring frocks, just the way fashion pack Alexa Chung, Michelle Monaghan, Abbie Cornish, and Julia Restoin-Roitfeld are showing them off. They're sexy, but not overt, leaving an exposed neckline to adorn with a fabulous statement necklace or dangling earrings. We love the feel of a looser, floral-print off-the-shoulder for a fresh '70s vibe by day, then slip into a body-con version and channel a sultrier side of the '80s by night.
>> Julia Restoin-Roitfeld is now the owner of a lucrative, much-coveted Lancome contract — "I guess it’s any girl’s modeling dream come true," she tells Into The Gloss. But a few years back, she wasn't modeling, period — "not at all hoping for anything or thinking about it." Her chosen career is art direction, and she works with a lot of young designers on small budgets: "I feel that's the whole thing about New York; it's all about supporting each other. Designer, photographer . . . you don't need to choose anything, which is what I like, just being creative." But the modeling has paid off in more ways than one — when she's on set, she observes the set design and lighting: "I need to know this for my clients. Modelling is like a constant internship because I keep learning."
Speaking of sets, that's where her mother, Carine Roitfeld, first met Julia's current boyfriend, 36-year-old model Robert Konjic: "Maybe 15 years ago for his first job, a Gucci campaign. When she found out we were dating she found it funny. I mean, 15 years ago I was 15, so she would never have expected him to date her daughter." She's been with Konjic two years, but, Restoin-Roitfeld says: "I don't think he wants to get married again — he's done it and it didn't work out for him. I'm really close to my family, and I really want one of my own. But the wedding, it's not necessary for me." (Her parents, who have been together 30 years, have never married.) If it were to happen, she says, "I'd want the dress to be by John Galliano. He makes the most beautiful dresses with a fishtail. I wouldn't mind that in satin with long sleeves — it makes the best silhouette. I have him in mind." (This interview seems to have been conducted pre-Galliano scandal.)