Posts for December 2011
>> Slits, cut-outs, and head-to-toe print looks — courtesy of the Resort collections — all got major play this week. See who went there — and who got two nods apiece — in the slideshow.
>> With so many newbies (Prabal Gurung, Joseph Altuzarra) joining established Cruise veterans (Michael Kors, Chanel), the number of designers presenting Resort collections this year topped out at nearly 200. That's a pretty hefty number — one that pushes Resort from a mere rest stop between two big seasons to a definitive moment all on its own. It also means more outfits than ever for whatever holiday-fêting, jet-setting, beach-lounging, city-cruising adventure one has in mind. Here's a look at some of the most dominant themes to emerge during the biggest Resort season yet.
(At left, a look from Celine Resort 2012)
It's the holiday season, and to celebrate we are giving away a $1,000 shopping spree to one of our favorites — Theory — so you can update your wardrobe just in time for Winter!
Good luck and happy holidays!
>> The season's most perfect boot might just be one that's lined in fur. Whether elegantly sleek like Manolo Blahnik's mink version or tough and rugged like YSL's beaver-cuff pair, one thing's for sure: these boots exude just the right amount of cold-weather cool. Click through to shop them all now.
>> Woody Allen’s Manhattan and Diane Keaton in the '70s were Scott Sternberg's starting points for Boy. by Band of Outsiders Pre-Fall 2012. "I was re-watching Manhattan for, like, the 15th time, and that way of dressing that you see in Diane Keaton's character — corduroy suits, button-ups, a certain type of plaid, a high neck—just seemed really fresh, or close to it," Sternberg explained. "Certainly in need of an update, but the nice start of an idea about dressing for the fall." A ladybug print borrowed from a '40s archival piece was placed on a boiler suit, and the plaid dress at left was given a raw-edged hem.
>> Marc Jacobs recently told Vogue that he and former fiancé Lorenzo Martone — who broke up in the Summer of 2010 — are still close. "Yeah, we are best friends," says Jacobs. "We speak to each other, I don't know, six times a day." Now, a Brazilian gossip site is reporting that Jacobs may have moved on to a new Brazilian boyfriend — porn star Harry Louis. When Louis — who lives in London (where he allegedly met Jacobs) — was asked about the rumored relationship, he replied: "I have nothing to say about it." In the photo above, the two were snapped together in Paris. [GPS Brasilia]
>> Metallic gold — whether in the form of brocade, sequins, or lamé — is never more a wardrobe staple than this time of year. And, with the abundance of gilded looks on the runways for Spring 2012, it seems that shiny threads are definitely here to stay. Click through for 12 gorgeous ways to wear what's arguably the luxest look around — from day to night to every moment in between — as seen on the streets of recent Fashion Weeks.
Photo: Greg Kessler
>> With a Pre-Fall 2012 collection called Macadam Diva, Diane von Furstenberg is on a mission to "conquer the city as an urban jungle." Oversized houndstooth swirls around sleeveless dresses and trim skirt suits, while studding pocks a black and white minidress. "It's sexy and a little aggressive," von Furstenberg notes.