Miranda Kerr injected major sophistication into her Nobody skinny jeans with an Equipment silky snake-print tee while on her way to a nail salon in LA. She completed her casual-cum-polished ensemble with a black blazer, black suede flats, a Givenchy bag, and snake-trim Linda Farrow sunglasses. With this outfit, Miranda reminded us how much we really love snake print. It's both wild and classic at the same time, which means it'll never go out of style. So we set off to find Miranda's exact top — and succeeded! — as well as a handful of other equally ssstunning snake-print pieces. Step inside to get a closer look at the model's latest look and to shop our picks.
Miranda Kerr strutted through NYC styling her go-to Givenchy tote ($2,405) with a snake-print Balenciaga pencil skirt ($704) and two-tone Lanvin pumps. The model added instant sex appeal to her polished paring with a black sheer-sleeve top and python-rimmed Linda Farrow shades ($594). If you've ever dreamed of dressing like Miranda, and who hasn't, shop her exact skirt, bag, and shades to pair with a sweet-cum-sexy blouse and two-tone pumps for a romantic date night look.
We all know that Miranda Kerr is the queen of stellar street style and the model mom didn't disappoint working a striped tee, suede Isabel Marant high-top sneakers, and these luxurious Linda Farrow python sunglasses ($760) in NYC. Miranda paired her casual topper with true blue skinny jeans, then accessorized with her black Céline bag, multiple necklaces, and a few rings. Re-create her casual-cool ensemble by working a striped tee and skinny jeans with high-top sneakers, then finish off with her exact shades or try these retro snake American Apparel sunglasses ($20) for a budget-friendly version of her wild eyewear.
>> Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have upped the ante on their sunglasses collaboration with Linda Farrow: For Spring 2011, they've added leather and crocodile accents to a number of styles. The impetus, Ashley explains in the statement? “It’s about combining the allure and quality of the past with a modern aesthetic." The shades are now live on TheRow.com's e-shop — those with leather accents are $442, while those with croc trim run $874.
We knew it wouldn't be long before Lada Gaga entered the celebrity designer game. Word on the street is Gaga has inked a deal with London label Linda Farrow to design a collection of sunglasses — exciting! Linda Farrow has a history of designing sunnies with Fab favorites such as Alexander Wang, Matthew Williamson, and Dries Van Noten. Details on Gaga's line are still under wraps, but if it's going to be anything like our 2009 fearless performer of the year, expect to swoon over crazy colors, studs, and shapes.
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>> Despite the vast concrete-floored warehouse space waiting inside Pier 94 to house Alexander Wang's guests, they all had to pass through a single set of double doors at the entrance yesterday, causing quite the crush, particularly because a burly security guard took up a large part of the entryway, allowing VIPs like Dasha Zhukova and Fabien Baron pass on his right, while everyone else had to go to his left.
The crowd buzzed with excitement; after all, Wang has come a long way in a few short seasons — to the point that a major magazine's accessories editor had to ask stylists to stop using one of his shoes, the lace-up sandal boot from Spring 2010, which had become ubiquitous, in all of their shoots.
Tavi Gavinson emerged from backstage, Fashion Television camera crew in tow, and took to laughing with and interviewing Lauren Santo Domingo, Julia Restoin Roitfeld, and Derek Blasberg. She took her front row seat, and the stadium-style lights went down and then up, revealing opener (and closer) Natalia Vodianova, hair shellacked over one eye, as she walked along the long black background, giving the audience a prolonged view in profile, before turning to give them a closer look.
Wang, like fellow young designer Jason Wu, felt the need for a turning point in his brand this season, hence a focus on a more tailored silhouette in the form of deconstructed pinstripe suits: Wall Street, Wang-style. But there was also a strong element of late-'90s goth: the models wore black backpacks with fluttery floor-length tails, 5-inch high chunky-heeled mid-calf boots in velvet or brown with burnished yellow toes (which they had trouble turning in), pleated mini-skirts with tuxedo tails in back, and mid-thigh leggings which belled out over their shoes. There was even some chenille and a black leather trench thrown into the mix.
Big on collaborations, Wang worked with stylist Karl Templer and Linda Farrow sunglasses each for the second time, the latter producing bug-eyed shades worn over the models' hair, and Gaia Repossi for jewelry. In addition to Natalia, Freja Beha Erichsen and Snejana Onopka made their runway debut for the week; Agyness Deyn and Jessica Miller, ready for a comeback, also took a turn. The designer's CFDA-appointed mentor Diane von Furstenberg was front row, smiling during the finale, along with her CEO Paula Sutter, whose appearance raised a few questions about investment potential (DVF has a stake in Nathan Jensen's line).
Coming soon to Opening Ceremony: Alexander Wang sunglasses. The it designer builds on his coveted accessories line with shades that are sure to give the ubiquitous Ray Bans a run for its money. The line — a collaboration with Linda Farrow — features mostly black frames with pointy edges and zipper-like details. Don't be surpised if you see these on an Olsen face or two this Spring.
>> Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen continue to pick up speed on their no-Olsen-name-attached luxury line, The Row. Next Spring, they're launching four distinct eyewear silhouettes in collaboration with Linda Farrow; no footwear or handbags yet — they have their "hands full" already, they told WWD.
The styles, priced from $325-$390, include aviators, vintage-inspired shades with brow-line rims, oversized square-framed sunnies, and one sixties-style round pair — similar to the shape Mary-Kate often favors. "We’re testing the market first and obviously these are four very different silhouettes, so we’re seeing what people are responding to and we’ll open up a couple more silhouettes for fall,” Ashley said. “We tried to find certain pieces that look good on more than one face, to pay close attention to how they fit certain faces and make them wearable at the same time.”
>> First Look: Alexander Wang Sunglasses —We heard last week that Alexander Wang is adding sunglasses to the mix for Spring 2010 — they'll debut during his runway — and now we've got a peek. He's collaborating with Linda Farrow on the line, which includes "zipper hardware, catlike shapes, and bronzed resin frames." [Nylon]
UPDATE: The picture has been taken down at the request of Linda Farrow's PR, because it did not accurately "reflect Alex’s glasses’ spirit."