Posts for December 2010
Parisian girls really know how to work it and this latest street-snapped cutie is a fitting example of je ne sais quoi at its finest. A pretty pleated skirt, like this one from Anne Taylor, is contrasted with a printed tee and crewneck cardi for a femme-meets-funky vibe. Feeling it? Get the same look with our picks from Asos, J.Crew, and All Saints now.
Left to right: Anne Taylor Silk Skirt ($188), Asos Retro Satchel ($52), All Saints Print Tee ($45), J.Crew Crewneck Cashmere Cardigan ($158), Asos Africa Lace-Up Booties ($170), Hue Black Tights ($13)
Photo courtesy of the lookbook.nu
It's Friday night and the mood is right for some festive activities. Whether you plan on attending a holiday dinner party, Christmas tree shopping, or decorating gifts, we found some fun items — like this shimmery sequined slip dress from Tibi and cute holiday trim from Anthropologie that will surely keep you in a jolly mood.
Left to right: Tibi Sequined slip dress ($370), Anthropolgie Jar of Fancy Holiday Trim ($10, originally $16), Michael Kors Gunmetal Clutch ($289), Marlyn Schiff Rhinestone Cluster Earrings ($42), Urban Outfitters Coal Pompom Beanie ($34), Giuseppe Zanotti Studded Sandals ($243, originally $695)
In addition to pushing the envelope in her editorial and covers for French Vogue, Carine Roitfeld, who recently announced that she'll be leaving the magazine, also shows the same radical fervor with her own sense of style. Check out the slideshow to see the editrix's style evolution throughout the years.
>> After 10 years at the helm of Vogue Paris, Carine Roitfeld has resigned from the magazine, opting to focus on personal projects. “It’s 10 years that I’m editor of the magazine,” Roitfeld told Cathy Horyn over the phone. “I think it’s time to do something different.”
She informed Jonathan Newhouse, CEO of Conde Nast International, of her decision, she says: “I have no problem with Jonathan, and he understood me very well. Newhouse, for his part, released a statement to Vogue UK: "It is impossible to overstate Carine's powerful contribution to Vogue and to the fields of fashion and magazine publishing. Under her direction,Vogue Paris received record levels of circulation, advertising and editorial success. Vogue Paris has established itself as one of the most iconic magazines in the world, with huge influence in the field of fashion and photography. Carine herself has become widely known as a beacon of style, fulfilling the role with charm and graciousness. She has become a giant in her profession. Carine will be deeply missed. I am extremely grateful to her for what she has achieved."
She plans to depart at the end of January, and expects to complete issues through March. Of her time at the magazine, she added: “I had so much freedom to do everything I wanted. I think I did a good job." However: "When everything is good, maybe I think it’s the time to do something else.” As for her future plans (could working with Tom Ford once again be in the mix?): “I have no plan at all.” Her replacement — some are already speculating former Vogue Russia editor Aliona Doletskaya or Vogue Paris fashion director Emmanuelle Alt — will be announced in coming weeks.
>> Everyone can sniff a last-minute gift from a mile away. You know the kind: bath salts, random CDs and DVDs, bad wine . . . or worst of all, the re-gifted gift. This year, all you laggers — us included — can trick your fam and friends with our thought-out picks from Yves Saint Laurent, Current/Elliot, and Urban Outfitters. Also, don't forget to order ASAP to avoid any shipping mishaps!
>> Pre-Fall 2011 collections have been rolling out, with focus squarely on the clothes. And justifiably so — designers like them because they sell extra-well, and we're game because we always like something new to look at. But lest we forget our favorite finishing touches, may we present the best Pre-Fall 2011 accessory offerings thus far, including Oscar de la Renta's feathered confections, left, and Jason Wu's Elsa Schiaparelli-inspired cigarette heels. Peruse the slideshow for more from the likes of Burberry, Michael Kors, and Rag & Bone.
Clog boots have lately become a popular Winter staple, and we're loving it. For a directional edgy look, we suggest you pair them with black accompaniments like this street-snapped cutie. Accessorize slouchy black trousers from Fletcher by Lyell with a bold leather belt like this version from Isabel Marant. A nude tee from Topshop provides contrast, while a chain embellished blazer from Rachel Roy lends a little zest.
Left to right: Rachel Rachel Roy Chain Blazer ($159), Isabel Marant Show Belt ($436), Topshop Scoop Tee ($16), Ted Baker Leather Leopard Clutch ($274), Guess Bountiful Boots ($233), Fletcher by Lyell Pleated Pant ($78), Deena & Ozzy Ribbed Eternity Scarf ($34)
Photo courtesy of the lookbook.nu
>> Instead of donning a not so pretty (albeit warm) jacket over your perfect holiday dress, opt for something just as festive. Whether it's a jacket, cardigan, or full-on coat, we got you covered. Peek our optimal picks from Diane von Furstenberg, J.Crew, and Markus Lupfer for more festal coverage.
Will Awards Season Red Carpet Dressing Finally Get More Interesting in 2011? Celebrity Stylists Think So
>> Will the impending red carpet awards season finally take things up a notch? Last year's Golden Globes saw Cathy Horyn bemoaning the "soggy n’ safe red carpet," and decreeing: "Most of the dresses last night offered little more than a paper-doll variation on styles of the past few years."
It seems that celebrity stylists agree, according to articles published in both the New York Times and WWD yesterday, and are ready to switch things up. Jeanne Yang, who has three 2011 Golden Globe nominees among her clients, told WWD: "The days of the beaded, silvery, gown-y thing are kind of done. I don't see anyone wanting that." And stylist Robert Verdi noted: "Women were so safe on the red carpet that it looked more like a Miss America contest. They were always one wave away from having a sash on.”
Stylist Jessica Paster, who pointed to Dior and Dolce & Gabbana as examples of where she sees the red carpet looks going, added: "A lot of the spring collections had vibrant, beautiful colors. Hopefully we will see a lot of that, plus softer silhouettes." In other words, out with the neutral-colored, strapless, body-hugging gowns of red carpets past.
The Times highlighted Kate Bosworth's recent Spring 2011 Jil Sander look of white tee and long green skirt and Elle Fanning's choice of Rodarte earlier this week as indicators of the tides of change. But stylists aside, maybe Christian Siriano put it best on why things are bound to change: "Everybody got so bored that nobody cares about being on the worst-dressed list. The attention span is so much shorter that even if someone does wear something over the top, everybody forgets two days later — which is bad for us designers, but good for them.”