- Lady Gaga bought a Damien Hirst x The Row backpack — Telegraph
- The shoes your man (probably) doesn't want to see you in — The Cut
- The 10 best-kept secrets in online shopping — Who What Wear
- Jay-Z has a track called "Tom Ford" — Vogue UK
- Awkward modeling poses reenacted by cats — BuzzFeed
- How Rodarte was California dreaming — The Cut
- Royal fashion exhibit includes holograms — Styleite
- Brands are increasingly releasing diverse campaigns — TFS
- The artistic inspiration behind Dior's Fall campaign — Fashionista
Posts for July 5th 2013
With the couture shows wrapping up, we're thankful for the slew of stylish showgoers who flocked to see what came down the runway. After all, they provided us with plenty of pictures to inspire and enhance the looks we put together over the next few weeks. See our favorite pictures here, and prepare to be extrainspired the next time you stare down your closet.
— Additional reporting by Hannah Weil
"Head-to-toe" takes specifically strong meaning when referring to couture. And there's no skimping on style when these hats, bags, and heels hit the runway. From Schiaparelli's furry toppers to Dior's crisscross satin stilts and Armani Privé's plumed evening bags, these ornate extras are anything but afterthoughts at the couture shows.
And just as there is a wide range of colors, fabrics, and textures in the clothing, the accessories show a vast variety. While the edgier woman might be drawn to Iris van Herpen's tangled platform booties, ladylike dressers would lean toward the delicate jeweled minaudières Armani Privé used to add sparkle to the collection. See the best of the Fall 2013 Haute Couture accessories here in the gallery.
— Additional reporting by Jennifer Michalski
While some couturiers found inspiration in the garden this season, Zuhair Murad turned his attention to the woods. His Fall 2013 Couture collection is called "Enchanted Forest," and the thoroughly decorated gowns and suits in it fit that description to a tee. The green beading of a long-sleeved cocktail dress perfectly telegraphed the moss that collects on tree trunks, and embroidered vines and branches stretched across more than a few gowns.
But while their inspiration might have been rustic, these dresses were sophisticated and undeniably glamorous. It stands to reason that more than a few of these pieces will make their way to the red carpet. Kristen Stewart, who's worn Murad in the past, sat front row when this collection was presented on Thursday.