>> Mario Testino swept into London briefly last night to receive the inaugural Moet & Chandon Etoile Award, honoring an individual of "exceptional talent and influence." Kate Moss, Sienna Miller, and more joined Testino at the '30s-themed party with a black-and-white dress code, co-hosted by Lady Amanda Harlech, Lucinda Chambers, and Hamish Bowles at the Park Lane Hotel. Moss, who arrived on the arm of her new husband Jamie Hince, was later spotted challenging the makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury to a dance-off.
>> Last year, when Christopher Kane and J Brand first teamed for the 5x5 project, there were hints that the partnership could span further. So it was no surprise when, this past Summer, the labels announced that they would again be collaborating — this time on a full jeanswear line for Kane's Resort 2012 collection. Now, the first few images are finally out, courtesy of The Telegraph UK. The 17-piece collection features raw-edged flares, jean jackets, and capris — in Kane's signature fluorescents — plus, classic cut-offs and straight-legs in a crisp palette of white, black, and faded blue. For his part, Kane seems quite happy with the team-up, saying, "J Brand are the go-to company for fashion denim, so I could not think of anyone better to work with on this. This is something that I can see as a potential long term relationship rather than a short term collaboration. My Resort collection was so much wider this season, and I think that the denim really complemented the collection."
Click through the slideshow for a first look at the capsule, available online at Net-a-Porter this November. Prices start around $300.
>> Add a bit of glam to a casual button-up with this easy styling trick, spotted on the streets of New York Fashion Week. Try tempering the glitz of a bold necklace by wearing it over your shirt but under the collar, just like you would a bow-tie. This allows just a little sparkle to peek out — without overpowering the rest of your look. See below for a few cute necklace options.
>> Alistair Carr isn't holding back. The new Pringle of Scotland designer debuted his first complete collection for the label today — and the Fashion Week crowd was out to support in full force. Abbey Lee Kershaw opened the show, while Pringle face Tilda Swinton, Anna Dello Russo, Irina Lazareanu, and Rosario Dawson were all in the front row.
For Spring 2012, Carr dipped into the archives of the storied house, bringing out classic knits and prints and giving them a kick into the future. Large-scale chevrons in multi-colored hues decorated the necklines and cuffs of thin-gauge sweaters, while silk skirts and pencil-dresses got a smattering of graphic prints in the form of links and chains. Silhouettes were streamlined and lithe, and there were plenty of highly-wearable separates. The designer also played with neons and brights, offering them up in clever slices at the lapels of blazers, as well as on the underlining of layered skirts and capes, which kicked up in a dramatic flash of color as the models walked.