Even if you aren't the romantic type when it comes to wedding gowns, chances are you've swooned at the sight of a Vera Wang gown. They are impossibly beautiful, and for many, impossibly expensive. If you are one of the many, you are seriously in luck. On Feb. 11, Vera Wang and David's Bridal will launch White, a collection of Vera-designed dresses that range from $600-$1,400. We got to see the dresses up close and personal today, and what struck us was the quality and detail. Everything we love about Vera Wang is in these dresses! Check out the collection here, but be prepared to get butterflies.
>> With designers like Rag & Bone, Derek Lam, and Calvin Klein highlighting white ensembles on their runways, we're convinced that the colorless hue is going to be a big thing come Spring. Get a head start on the look now — and some white-hot inspiration — with our picks from Elizabeth and James, Opening Ceremony, and Jenni Kayne.
Just because the holidays are over doesn't mean you can't have a festively decorated kitchen. Be inspired by the season and give your cooking space a snowy makeover. By simply adding a few new pieces, you can brighten your entire look! I love Le Creuset and didn't even know that the famed French enamelware brand had a Winter white collection ($300). If you're not in the market for new pots and pans, consider decorative accents like a Fleur De Lys teapot ($28), ice bucket ($128), or hurricane lamps ($99). Don't forget the power of a fresh bouquet of flowers! A vase filled with white blooms looks stunning and Wintery.
Claudia Schiffer arrived at the British Fashion Awards at The Savoy in London last night decked out in an ivory dress that featured a shimmery, draped overlay in a golden bronze. I love the way these two colors play off each other, creating a rich, regal look, and was inspired to find this color combination in the home decor world as well. There are plenty of pieces that utilize these two colors in a single design, such as the Damask Placemat ($17) from Modern Twist. Or create the palette yourself by combining a white sofa, such as the Williams-Sonoma Beverly Sofa ($3,200 and up) with some golden-bronze pillows. To shop the rest of the look, just click on each image!
Labor Day is just around the corner. So before the long weekend arrives and the word white becomes taboo, I thought I'd round up some white hot home décor and furniture items for you to snatch up. Of course, you can use your white Moroccan pouf year-round . . . so long as you're not sitting on it in white denim in the dead of Winter. Keep clicking for the latest edition of Etsy Finds!
Quick! While Summer is still in sight, get yourself a crisp white skirt to frolic in the fields and on the streets. Whether you're into minis, maxis, boho styles, or chic twists, there's an adorable white skirt waiting to be worn by you. I envision these skirts looking especially divine with a cool denim shirt, earthy tan sandals or oxfords, and gorgeous gold bling. Then when Fall rolls around, make the look last by pairing your skirt with gray wool tights and booties.
This weekend, San Francisco Chronicle design writer Jennie Nunn observed that designers are declaring white the new black when it comes to home décor. I don't know if I've been unduly influenced by Nunn's article, or if I've just been coveting Roger Sterling's new office, but I've been seeing white wherever I go. So, I headed to Etsy to see what all-white finds I could discover on the site.
During the Fall, everything and everyone in the fashion world tends to steer in a darker direction, so naturally, the inclination for Summer is the total opposite: bright and light! A striking white piece or two — be it clothing or an accessory — will give an instant lift to any outfit. Think: a white denim jacket, bleached-out shorts or even some ivory nail polish . . .beyond chic. Read on for the whiteout picks that I am currently coveting and incorporate them into your Summer looks for a vibe that is just as stylish as your all-black ensembles . . . but less expected. Lastly, please don't be afraid to rock your pale pieces throughout the colder months too — not wearing white after Labor Day is so passé. xoRZ
iPhone 4 be damned: if you're craving a crisp, white gadget for your smartphoning pleasure, don't wait for the (still unseen) white iPhone 4. Instead, reach for the white EVO 4G, which seems to be making its debut in Best Buy locations five days early. The White EVO 4G wasn't supposed to be released until next week on July 11, but some geeks have already spotted the smartphone on shelves around the country.
We already know that the EVO 4G stacks up to the iPhone when it comes to power, versatility, and function, but if you still aren't willing to throw down for a white iPhone 4 alternative, you'll have to master the art of patience for another few weeks when the fairer-hued iPhone 4 is supposed to make its appearance.
Had your heart set on getting your own white iPhone 4 on Thursday morning? Although no one has been able to crack the case of the missing white iPhone, you still have a few options — wait until the white iPhone 4 hits the market sometime "later this Summer," or suck it up and buy a different model phone. Good news is, there are a few awesome alternatives that can satisfy your color preference, and your need for a new gadget at the same time — you just have to know where to look. Best part? You probably won't have to call in sick to work and sleep on the sidewalk to get your hands on one.
- BlackBerry Bold 9000 ($200) — A favorite of celebrities and business-types alike, the BlackBerry Bold 9000 is sleek, stylish and is a tried-and-true smartphone from the inside out. A crisp and clear VGA backlit LCD screen shows over 65,000 colors, comes with a 2MP camera, and syncs up with your Windows Media Player or iTunes for easy transfer of your favorite jams.
- HTC EVO 4G ($200) — The iPhone 4's biggest competition just got a little more colorful. The white HTC EVO 4G will be sold exclusively at Best Buy starting on July 11, but you can place your pre-order now.
Check out the rest of my picks after the jump