We're all guilty of getting a little too print-happy at times, but where leopard prints are concerned, Alice + Olivia's Stacey Bendet has got you covered. We spoke with the designer at her Spring 2013 presentation, where she revealed her "rule of thumb" for wearing the exotic pattern, her '50s throwback inspiration (think American Dream), and what it feels like to have an arsenal of celeb fans. With her styling pointers to give and insight to share, click play to find out what Stacey had to say.
We always expect a quirky cool collection from Marc by Marc Jacobs, and for Spring '13, the Marc girl was all wrapped up (and layered) in cute colors and prints. Evoking a well-traveled glow, models marched down the runway in an array of bright head wraps, multicolored quilted cotton dresses, and baggy striped pants. The results? An effortlessly cool — and slightly rebellious — lineup that's sure to please the designer's avid fans. Get a closer look at the whole collection right here!
With a roster of celebrity fans that includes Selena Gomez, Lea Michele, and Kate Middleton, it's no surprise that Jenny Packham's Spring 2013 collection was entirely red-carpet worthy. From shimmering gowns to embellished minis, there was definitely something for everyone, and we're excited to see how many of her pieces hit the award show circuit next year. Watch Jenny Packham's runway show now, and let us know which dresses are your favorite in the comments.
Julianne Hough has solidified her status in the young Hollywood crowd, so you might not guess that she only "very recently" fell in love with fashion. At the Theyskens' Theory show, Hough told us she actually grew up wearing "dance clothes and sweatpants," so when it comes to style, she's "still learning" — but she's pretty excited to see some dance-inspired fashion showing up on the runway. So, what's up next for the Rock of Ages star? Watch our Fab Flash to get all the details straight from Miss Hough. Hair and Makeup by Angelica Perri
For her Spring 2013 collection, Rachel Roy served up exactly what we've come to know and love from her — polished, well-tailored separates in bold, bright hues and charming prints. Each piece was one that would be welcome in anyone's Spring wardrobe, including fitted jackets, louche trousers, and long, floaty dresses and caftans. You'll definitely want to see these pieces in motion, so click now to watch the presentation.
Spotted in the front row of Lela Rose's Spring show were two of her biggest celebrity fans. Lauren Conrad and Mandy Moore both showed their support for the designer and her flirty, feminine pieces and we caught up with the two lovely ladies just before the runway kicked off. Find out what both Mandy and Lauren love about Rose's line — and what fashion survival strategy they have in common. It's all right here in our Fab Flash! Hair and Makeup by Angelica Perri
J.Crew's evolution from a classically minded brand to a trendsetting label in its own right has grown steadily with Jenna Lyons at the helm. This season, the label continued its reimagining of preppy staples, like slim trousers finished in embroidery and print, or a sweet crewneck that gets an allover floral print — or maybe just a cheeky word or two printed across the chest. We're smitten with the sunny palette, printed suiting, and neoprene shirtdresses that make us wish Spring weren't quite so far away. Get a look at the whole collection right here!
Natural surroundings served as the inspiration for Donna Karan, but what resulted for Spring 2013 was an ethereal lineup of draped, light-as-air dresses. Finished in sea-inspired hues, like pale blues and aqua greens (one cutout sheath actually resembling a sea creature unto itself) and earthier neutrals, Karan's collection seemed to float effortlessly down the runway. Watch our Fab Flash to see it all.
We can always count on Stacy Bendet to deliver a collection full of dresses we'd want to wear to our next after-hours destination, and for Spring, the Alice + Olivia styling M.O. does not disappoint. We weren't just given a plethora of fun, flirty options to pore over. Rather, they were presented to us in a decidedly retro '50s party atmosphere. And, really, how could you not fall in love with the feminine fit-and-flare dresses, polka-dot peplum tops, and paint-splatted bustier dresses? Take a closer look at Alice + Olivia's party-perfect wares for Spring 2013 — click play now!
The 3.1 Phillip Lim Spring 2013 collection was a veritable mixed bag. The designer showed quirky, cool, '90s-inspired pieces that were equal parts Blossom and My So-Called Life, with a dash of Clarissa Explains It All thrown in. It definitely got us excited to inject some grunge-cool pieces into our Spring wardrobes. Watch the entire show now, and let us know what you think of the collection in the comments!