Among a sea of ladylike lace, brocade numbers, and mixed prints, Rachel Bilson was a step above the rest working a sleeveless tie-bow Malene Birger blouse with black Alexander McQueen peplum trousers at the Summer TCA party in Beverly Hills. The tie-bow detail of her sleeveless top and small ruffle accent on her cigarette pants lent just the right amount of feminine flair to Rachel's menswear-inspired look, while her Shoemint pointed pumps and a side-part updo completed her streamlined style perfectly. Pair a similar tie-bow top with black cigarette trousers and light pink pumps to re-create her chic look for the office or up the glam factor with this leather Naven skirt ($154) and sky-high black pumps for a night out.
I love following Elle Macpherson's mommy duty style. This latest London ensemble is disheveled chic with a slick undertone, something I would wear in an instant. The ripped Diesel Matic jeans are the highlight, while her Malene Birger striped tassel scarf is a special treat. A gray sweater keeps her cozy, and red sunnies add extra pizazz.
The word "neutral" lives in danger of bringing to mind "plain," but Danish fashion designer Malene Birger has managed to create a magical home for herself using nearly all achromatic hues like black, white, and beige. Artwork, candles, silver, accessories, flea market finds, texture, and plenty of textiles play an important role in bringing liveliness to her home, while the calm palette offers a sense of harmony. Beyond that, every room has a keen sense of balance — rugs in just the right place, artwork framing furniture, and seating arranged for dialogue. If her chic living room makes you smile, then you'll love the rest of her house.
Les Nouvelles is not your average e-commerce destination. Yes, you can shop tons of adorable pieces by Camilla and Marc, Gryphon, Lover, and more, but you can do so much more. The style notes are super helpful, but my favorite part is playing your own stylist. There's a naked mannequin waiting for you to dress her up. I just created a super stylish outfit, now it's your turn!
The eternally stylish Claudia Schiffer took her kids to school in an ensemble that's fresh, feminine, with a slight '70s flair. The supermodel tucked her airy sheer Malene Birger lavender blouse into a pair of light-wash, high-waist jeans and dressed her feet up with nude flat sandals. A purple and white YSL bag matches without going overboard, while her gold locket and Dolce and Gabbana glasses serve as cool finishing touches.
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Spring has left us and Summer is on its way out. In an attempt to make room for Fall merchandise, Shop Language is offering 70 percent off old merchandise. I'll take it. Most the items are under $100 (!).
What do you get when you cross skinny jeans with dressy trousers? These Malene Birger Akane Pants ($164, originally $234). This is a good option for women in the corporate world who want to look stylish yet conservative. And it's on sale!
There's more where that came from inside Kate Boutique's sale section. Happy hunting.