Elie Saab, Spring 2013 Couture
Elie Saab delivers time and time again with the utmost perfection in craftsmanship, elegance, beauty, and elegance. The elaborate details and airy designs give the label its signature style that we all crave. Here are some highlights from the show.
View the entire collection here.
first look: l’amour
Prepare to fall for Nanette Lepore’s new line.
Yes, we’re pretty confident about that, and here’s why:
1) It’s a junior’s line, which means that its got all the girliness of her main line, only with fewer suit-sets and more skinny jeans.
2) It’s being sold exclusively at JCPenney, so you can expect prices that won’t break the bank (or, you know, your allowance)—like, $50 and under prices.
3) But you’d never expect that these are pieces that cost just a little more than your monthly Spotify membership. They’ve got bright colors, bold shapes, and a little bit of edge—there’s a moto jacket we’ve already got our eye on.
4) Also? Prints. Just look at the pants and leggings, which come in graphic black-and-white stripes or a trippy celestial pattern (for the traditionalists out there, you can also nab a pair in hot pink).
5) Last but not least, it’s inspired by the designer’s 14-year-old daughter, Violet. That’s just cute.
The collection officially launches on February 1, but we’ve got a first look at a few of the pieces right now. Which just means you have a little extra time to write up your wishlist.
REBECCA WILLA DAVIS
2012 BEST DRESSED
With January coming to an end, it’s officially time to stop reminiscing moments of 2012 and start habitually writing 2013 on our papers.
Before we say goodbye just yet, I just wanted to take a moment to appreciate Lily Collins at the 2012 BFA’s.
Cheers to a 2013 with even more great fashion moments like this one.
Selena Gomez is so pretty that NYLON magazine couldn’t decide which cover to use. Which do you like better?
TREND REPORT: CUT-OUT
An increasingly popular trend, the cut-out style is a touchy subject. Personally, I think that a “less is more” doctrine is a good thing to adopt when approaching this style.
During the day, no one wants to see you in a censor-bar dress that covers only the bare minimum (or less); however, I think that a cut-out here and there adds a surprising factor and can make an everyday outfit fresh, youthful, and unique. Here are a few items that I would suggest for a fashionable, tasteful show of skin.
Fashion face-off time! Which Fanning sister’s red-carpet style do you like best this week, Dakota or Elle? Vote now!
Dakota and Elle Fanning in Seoul, South Korea.
Get the inside scoop on the retro-cool wardrobe from The Carrie Diaries by reading our exclusive interview with the show’s costume designer. What do you think of the new series?
NASTY GALS DO IT BETTER - Inspirational Fashion Profile
"30 UNDER 30: Sophia Amoruso, Fashion Retailer, 28"
"Six years ago, Amoruso founded Nasty Gal, a retail fashion site that sells trendy but inexpensive clothing, including vintage pieces. Based in Los Angeles, it has $128 million in sales and gross margins of 60%, built using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr. The company updates its social network pages five times a day. Amoruso owns a majority of the company and Forbes recently pegged her net worth at $250 million."
Nasty Gal, one of my personal favorites, is an online fashion retail site that plays on the idea of being fashionable and a badass. The clothes, shoes, and accessories are trendy, unique, and will give any girl instant street style cred. I also love the nod to nineties and early 2000’s fashion. It’s admirable the way that the company takes advantage of online social networks like facebook, twitter, instagram, and tumblr, because it shows a smart awareness for the habits and interests of our generation.
Go check it out and shop around!
Some pics from their lookbook:
Holiday Fashion and Beauty Guide
With holiday ball just a few days away, here are some inspirational style and beauty looks from Harper’s Bazaar, as seen on Lily Donaldson, Karlie Kloss, Amanda Seyfried, and Kristen stewart.
What Thirteen People Wore to Their Interview With Anna Wintour
"1. The Woman Who Spent More Than $5,000.
They surprised me with scheduling my interview the very next day. Not having worked in fashion, I didn’t have anything nicer than J.Crew. So, after work, I went to Barneys because it was the only store open until eight and I could bang it out. I also found a nail salon nearby open until nine, and got a blowout the next morning. I bought a silk Proenza tank dress, Prada heels, and a Celine belt. It was like a supermarket sweep, and I spent about $2,000. I didn’t have a new bag, but then the receptionist held my (now downmarket) Marc by Marc bag anyway. They made me come in for another interview, which threw me. I started to really get into it and money stopped becoming a problem. I got a shift dress at Prada from the spring collection and then they sold me the blue patent shoes, and it all looked so good. The dress needed tailoring, but it was going to take a week and I needed it in a couple of days, so I name-dropped and they did it fast. The dress actually was on sale but still more than I ever paid for everything. I think that purchase must have been $3,500.
Got the job.”
"4. The Woman Who Wore Doc Martens
I didn’t know I was going to be interviewing with Anna that day, but even if I had known, I don’t think I would have chosen my outfit any differently. I was just clueless enough to be unintimidated by the whole Vogue thing. (And it was a features assistant job, not a fashion job.) I just wore my favorite outfit from my post-college wardrobe: a dark gray Anna Sui pleated skirt, black cardigan, black tights, and Doc Martens. This was 1993, what can I say?
Got the job.”
"5. The Man
I got an e-mail on Thursday about meeting with Anna on Monday. As soon as I hung up, I just went into preparation mode, poring over every section of all the major international newspapers. I scheduled a haircut for the following day. As for what I wore, I kept it simple: a light gray Thom Browne suit, a white dress shirt with the top button left unbuttoned, glossy dark brown leather Church’s dress shoes polished the day before (worn without socks, of course). The only flourish was a white linen pocket square and a very simple Valextra brief case. Before talking about the position, we talked about current events and then tennis (I’ve been playing sporadically since being on my high’ school’s team), which broke any ice. It wasn’t scary. She was really lovely, in fact.
Got the job.”
Proenza Schouler New Arrivals
Swoon-worthy new arrivals for Proenza bags. Just thought I’d share.
PS11 Classic Mirror (here).
PS11 Mini Classic Mirror (here).
PS11 Mini Classic Mirror (here).
Small Lunch Bag (here).
PS11 Clutch Hologram (here).
Add these lovelies to your Xmas/Hanukkah wishlists
Recently I’ve been obsessed with baseball caps. They’re really fun to wear and give you instant swag (effect lost when worn backwards), so I just wanted to post a few pics of some cool flat hats from a range of retailers.