>> Wednesday's People's Choice Awards offered up a host of intriguingly chic red carpet looks. Emma Stone — who took home the win for favorite movie actress — channeled modern glamour in a sleek emerald green Gucci tux, while Jennifer Lawrence charmed in a cutout Viktor & Rolf ensemble so futuristic, it couldn't help but conjure thoughts of her upcoming Hunger Games role. However, perhaps the most captivating look of the night belonged to Ginnifer Goodwin, whose bell-sleeved, hot pink Roksanda Ilincic frock, quite frankly, stole the show. Those looks — plus a few more favorites — here in the slideshow.
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>> Peter Som culled influence from '70s film The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie and Wallis Simpson for Pre-Fall 2012, resulting in an assortment of prim separates steeped in cheeky Surrealist edge. Lean trousers, mod jackets, crewneck sweaters, and pleated frocks — Som staples — were done up in leather, lipstick-brights, houndstooth, and two knockout prints: a large-scale floating jewel pattern and a sunset floral ocelot. "It's a ladylike approach to dressing, but a little undone," Som explained.
>> Pre-Fall 2012 has Prabal Gurung forgoing his signature glitz and instead opting for something else: everyday wearability. His reference point — the rough-and-tumble grittiness of life in India — is apparent not so much in the elegantly crafted separates on offer, but more in the spirit of powerful fluidity that surrounds them. "It can be harsh, really, but it's still beautiful," the designer explained.
In keeping with recent tradition, Gurung's also released a video to accompany the collection. This season's offering: a hypnotic, kaleidoscopic rendering, set to the tune of DJ Pictureplane's song "Body Mod" and featuring models Alana Zimmer, Hanne Gaby, Kate King, and Ming Xie.
>> Monogrammed suits, argyle sweater dresses, buffalo plaid ponchos — there was a bit of something for everyone at Stella McCartney's Pre-Fall 2012 presentation. Held at New York's West Village restaurant, One If By Land, Two If By Sea, the presentation offered up a nice helping of what McCartney does best: Elegantly-crafted separates and dresses that feel chic, but don't take themselves too seriously. "Pre-Fall has a wider starting point, so it’s about giving a voice to the different facets of a woman," McCartney said. "It’s less about referencing something specific and more . . . psychological." See the entire collection — including accessories — and scenes from the presentation here.
>> Taylor Tomasi Hill's mini collection for Lane Crawford launched this week in Hong Kong, and now it's available to shop online — worldwide. The seven-piece capsule — priced from $250 to $510 on LaneCrawford.com — embodies just the kind of irreverent chic that's made Tomasi Hill a street style favorite. Among the goodies: a strapless tux dress, a flippy sequined mini, vividly-hued floral-print pants, an ivory-and-hot pink pencil skirt, and a leather-and-lace blouse. "I am fond of things that don't necessarily look as they should go together," Tomasi Hill — who recently signed on as Moda Operandi's artistic director — explains. "Something unexpected always adds an element of interest to an outfit." Click through to see the entire collection — including the lookbook, which Tomasi Hill also styled and modeled.