Sass & Bide's Spring 2014 collection went a little something like this: polka dots took a sexy turn, modern suiting ruled, metallics shined bright, high-low hemlines were right on trend, thigh-high double slits were sultry, and plush prints kept things regal. Watch on to see these pieces and more in action!
Those stories and more in our daily news roundup.
- Next week, Coco Rocha will take over the website and social media channels of Sass & Bide, where she'll share self-styled looks as well as pictures shot with her own camera. [Vogue UK]
- Vivienne Westwood lent the English National Ballet some of her most dramatic gowns for dancers to wear in its new ad campaign. [WWD]
- Not to be outdone by Virgin Airlines' partnership with Banana Republic, American Airlines has enlisted Kaufman Franco to design uniforms for its entire staff. [Styleite]
- Bernard Arnault has moved the bulk of his fortune from France to a private foundation based in Belgium in an attempt to prevent LVMH from breaking up if he dies in the next 10 years. [The Financial Times]
- In time for Valentine's Day, Fleur du Mal is offering custom monogrammed lingerie. [Fashionologie Inbox]
- In a cease-and-desist letter, PETA has asked Bebe to uphold its 2008 decision to stop selling fur. The animal rights organization claims the brand still sells items that include animal skins. [Fashionista]
- Henry Holland says his casual attitude toward his Twitter account aligns with his brand's desire to be "open, inclusive, and something people want to buy into." [Refinery29]
- With Fashion Week right around the corner, Fern Mallis revisits how falling plaster helped the industry organize its shows. [ArtInfo]
Photo via Sass & Bide
This week's top stars ran the style gamut in printed pieces, pastel palettes, and chic travel ensembles. Kristen Stewart mixed color into her Fall wardrobe in Paris, working a yellow Balenciaga leather jacket and printed pants, also by the designer; Alessandra Ambrosio chased the fleeting Summer sun in a crisp white blazer, mint Hudson cutoffs, and studded Valentino pumps in LA; and Kim Kardashian wowed us in black and white colorblock Sass & Bide pants in Sydney. These ladies are just a few of the standout style stars, so cruise through to see who else was crowned, then shop their stellar looks for yourself.
As she made her way through the airport in Sydney, Kim Kardashian revealed one of her chicest ensembles yet: a black scoop tank with black-and-white colorblock pants by Australian label Sass & Bide. The reality star accessorized with black flat-top Céline sunglasses, her "Mason Loves Penelope" necklace, a gold watch, black ankle-strap sandals, and a crocodile Hermes tote. Re-create Kim's slick travel style by pairing similar black-and-white pants — we love the Pucci ones below, as well as these by J.Crew ($128) — with a black tank and black statement accessories. Dress them down with flats for day, pumps for work, and sky-high heels for evening.
Shop Kim Kardashian's Closet For a Cause: L.A.M.B. Shoes, Gucci Skirt, Peter Pilotto Dress, and More
eBay's Fashion Vault has opened its doors to the Kardashians, which means from now through Monday, May 21 at 8 a.m. PST, you can take home your favorite pieces previously worn by the star. Shop Kim's designer dresses, shoes, bags, and more, and a few of Kourtney's items, too. A portion of the proceeds will go to Life Change Community Church. We went through the entire auction and handpicked our favorite pieces from Kim — a jewel-tone Gucci skirt, killer L.A.M.B. shoes, a sunny Peter Pilotto dress, and a few other frocks — so click through to see her in them and to place your bid. Then enter eBay's Kardashian vault to see the rest of the designer auction items from the sisters.
Sass and Bide brought a ray of sunshine to a chilly London day with its latest collection. The Australian designer duo showed a typically free-spirited collection this evening with block color and clashing prints titled "Boogie and the Historymaker." An eye-catching color palette was used of bright pink and orange, which was broken up with statement accessories like a thick beaded belt. The prints had a tribal feel and were teamed with hand-painted wraps. Pieces were long, flowing, and produced from soft silk and suede. Designers Sarah Jane Clarke and Heidi Middleton commented, "This season's girl is free spirited and strangely wonderful, she'll be wearing this collection everywhere."
- Trends: Color blocking, clashing prints, mixed textures.
- Colors: Pink, orange, monochrome.
- Key Looks: A long flowing pink dress with an asymmetric hem.
- Accessories: Statement belts, slouchy clutch bags, necklaces.
- Who Would Wear It: Glamorous, bohemian women who like to make a statement with color.
With Fall in full force, it's time to turn our attention to wardrobe staples. While our well-worn jeans have a special place in our hearts — and closets — this season, it's all about the trouser. High-waisted, paperbag, slim fit, wide leg, and beyond, these pants deliver a little classic flair to complete any Fab Fall ensemble. Step inside for 15 chic styles to add to your shopping list.
"The human spirit will always aspire to shine . . . to taste the elixir of life, and to bathe in the glory of love." Nice. I am happy to report Sass and Bide designers, Heidi Middleton and Sarah-Jane Clarke, are celebrating 10 years in fashion by creating the Shine Initiative. They enlisted artsy, famous friends to create art pieces that interpret what "Shine" means. The result is a true mix of inspiration from the likes of Kate Moss, Twiggy, Mischa Barton, artist Sam Taylor-Wood, and Daisy Lowe.
All the works can be viewed and bid on at sassandbide.com. Proceeds will fund creative counseling workshops for abused children, led by the designers, in both Britain and Australia. July 23 bidding continues at an event in London at The Dairy — I'm sure Moss will show up! Here are some of my favorite pieces from the initiative.