Posts for May 2011
>> Now is the time to bust out your whites, as smartly styled by Nicole from Gary Pepper Vintage. She puts together a look, made up of a chiffon skirt, striped top, cardigan, and oxfords, that's Spring defined. Inspired? Shop our similar and exact picks from American Apparel, Rag & Bone, and Topshop now.
Left to right: American Apparel Chiffon Skirt ($58), Rag & Bone Beach Tee ($150), Topshop Cross Necklace ($28), American Apparel Bobby Oxfords ($120), Topshop Crochet Cardigan ($60), Yves Saint Laurent Ring ($195), MAC Lip Gloss ($19), Rebecca Minkoff Tote Bag ($150)
Photo courtesy of Gary Pepper Vintage
>> Summer calls upon colorful, cool silhouettes, and we're quite taken with pastel at the moment. We like how this street-snapped cutie juxtaposes her feminine tones with streamlined silhouettes, ankle socks, and platform sandals. Get the look with our similar and exact picks from Super, Diane von Furstenberg, and Eddie Bauer.
Left to right: Eddie Bauer Classic Oxford Shirt ($35), Bedstu Steinway Belt ($64), Erickson Beamon Bette Davis Eyes Bracelet ($595), Sessun Malloring Pant ($200), Super Sunglasses Basic Rainbow Lens ($180), Diane von Furstenberg Sandal ($350), Cambridge Satchel Company Satchel ($153), Hue Socks ($7)
Photo courtesy of Phil Oh
>> Lily Aldridge is set to marry her fiance, Kings of Leon singer Caleb Followill, shortly — sometime this month, in fact — but Followill says he doesn't know the exact date. "You have to ask Lily [about the wedding date]," he said recently. "She won't tell me. I think it's somewhere between May 10 and May 20, but she won't tell me because I have a big mouth." Aldridge has been shy about most wedding details, but according to Followill's brother, Jared, the ceremony will be very small: "It's going to be a very small wedding and then a big party. I think there are only like maybe 25 people or so going to the wedding, but a lot of people will be at the party." [People]
>> Mother's Day is around the corner — so if you haven't scooped something up for the special lady in your life, shop our tried and true picks from the likes of Diane von Furstenberg, Aesop, Belle Sigerson Morrison, and Anthropologie. There's something for everyone, like a cool cutout bike basket for the eco-conscious mom to a fresh DVF scarf for a mom about town. All that, plus more cool gift ideas, in the slideshow!
>> After rumors that John Galliano's lawyer, Stephane Zerbib, had quit, a spokesperson for Galliano has released a statement today confirming that Zerbib had been fired: "Mr. Zerbib was dismissed as Galliano's lawyer some weeks ago following the discovery of apparent irregularities in respect of his firm's administration of Galliano's financial affairs over a number of years." The designer's pre-trial hearings are set to begin next week, with a date for his impending trial expected to be announced May 12. [Vogue UK]
>> It's officially Costume Institute Gala time, and this year it's all about Alexander McQueen — which means plenty of McQueen dresses are going to be running around on the likes of Gisele Bundchen, Sarah Jessica Parker, Naomi Campbell, and Daphne Guinness. Anna Wintour, for her part, chose not to break her Costume Institute Gala Chanel couture streak — now five years running — with a McQueen frock; same goes for daughter Bee Shaffer, who chose Balenciaga instead. Rumor was swirling pre-red carpet arrivals that Wintour had Kate Middleton's McQueen wedding dress flown in for tonight's gala — but we'll have to wait and see: neither Wintour nor Sarah Burton are expected to give red carpet interviews.
>> For Fall 2011, Club Monaco culled inspiration from the '50s beatnik movement, David Bailey’s photography from '60s Berlin, Leon Levinstein’s street style photos, and the iconic style of Jane Asher, Edie Sedgwick, and Jean Shrimpton — resulting in a modern bohemian collection. The lookbook, shot at the Academy mansion in New York, features Tati Cotliar and Snejana Onopka wearing a mix of throwback pieces ranging from vintage print dresses to structured leather-pocket pencil skirts.
>> Proenza Schouler is currently looking into launching fragrance, but it sounds like they're entering another category first: costume jewelry. Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez apparently hope to launch the line — which is still in a prototype stage — during the upcoming pre-collection season. The idea, they said, is to make it a seasonless, classic line that will be reprised every season in different colors and materials. “It’s nice when you've put so much time into developing a product for it to have a life. So much stuff that we put out there, three months later, it’s gone,” said McCollough. [WWD]