Don't be completley Clueless and get ahead of the trend.
Remember when Jill Stuart had this iconic outfit in that 90's movie "Clueless"?
Most of us are old enough to remember when everyone else got their Delias catalogue. Ours was totally late every time, but when it arrived we fawned over faux designer handbags (for our smackers lip balm) and tiny J Crew replica preppy plaid sets. Most of our plaid miniskirts never passed the fingertip test and we still believed in this notion that technology was going to create Cher's closet for us when we were older...
Looking for the dream wedding look? Look no further. Here are the cutting edge looks for 2013, off the runways.Elie Saab designed a confectionery collection of regal lacy dresses that would suit a princess in Spain. There were also pastels that could deck out Mia Farrow circa 1968. Frankly, it was ephemeral and beautiful. They weren't hippie though. The dresses were well bred and grown up. You won't have to worry about looking immature at your own bash. The gowns glowed with his virtuoso design and fitted the models perfectly. Christopher Josse went the restricted route, with somewhat controlled sleeveless gowns that need only a simple headband to decorate with. George Chakra sent a model down the runway with a veil covered in frothy white lace pieces. Jennifer Lawrence recently shocked in her short Dior veil and hat, similar to the looks he sent down the runway at his bold wedding collection.
Whether they've been naughty or nice, every fella deserves a thoughtful gift this holiday season. We've compiled a short but sweet list of unique gifts, ranging from low to high prices so that everyone can find something for that special man. In no particular order (since all items listed are awesome), here we go:
Rugby Ralph Lauren Cardigan, $99.99- Create your own cardigan with the luxury brand, Ralph Lauren. Options include an elbow-patch cardigan in navy and black. The website also allows you to make your own hat, rugby, polo and solid oxford shirts, all on sale now! Don't miss out on this chance to personalize your gift and truly make it one-of-a-kind.
With spring right around the corner, it's time for everyone to take a load off and relax in some nice warm weather. Packing can be daunting, especially if it's a short getaway! It's all about fitting a versatile pieces into a small space. With all of this said, we'd like to make your packing (and vacation) as pleasant as possible with some key essentials that will help you gather your gear and head into your spring vacation in style.
Sunglasses are obviously always a must-have when going on vacation. However, if you are like the rest of us shopaholics, you probably have more than one pair. Am I right? Stick to the most versatile pair- we recommend the wayfarer style that Ray Bans have notoriously honed. However, if you want to branch out, don’t necessarily stick to the classic black or tortoise shell rims, go for a brighter color or floral print. It’s a shape that will forever remain in style, in a color or pattern that is super trendy for the now.
She showed us her funny side in Superbad; she showed us a more dramatic role in The Help. Now, Emma Stone is not only becoming one of Hollywood’s most loveable actresses, she’s one of the most stylish too! As a result, Stone has been on the watch at all the awards shows. Up next: the Oscars! Her fashion sense has evolved into a sleek, and elegant style, but she also knows how to take it down a notch with some fantastic RTW duds that give great inspiration for styles that don't have to break the bank.
The Calvin Klein Fall '12 collection exuded class from top to bottom. From the slicked down hair, to the timeless black, pointed-toe pump. The incorporation of polished leather coats, silver waistbands and belts, and mix-ins of mesh, gave the collection a very modern Manhattan girl feel. While the long hemlines, and simple silhouettes and draping paid were the perfect homage to the Calvin Klein name.
The colors used were simple, with the one bright red being the only real pop of color, and absolutely breathtaking at that. The silk patterns and textured cottons used gave it all a little depth, while still keeping the entire collection very minimalist. We loved how the a-line and full skirts, cinched waists, and high necklines created a very feminine look; with a charming resemblance to the girly duds of the 1950’s and '60s. The more risqué aspects of the line were quite tastefully done with the sheer panels that started at the neck and went all the way down to the navel.
We've definitely been obsessing over capes this season. We're not sure if it's their chic versatility or the fact that it's a cape and sorta superwoman-ish, but either way, we love them. One problem I seem to be running into (perpetually) is, of course, liking the most expensive capes on the market. Who else has this problem? When you walk into a boutique do you always make a beeline for the most expensive items in the store? Yep, guilty.
One cape I'm absolutely in love with is Alexander McQueen's belt wool turtleneck cape. Like most McQueen pieces, it's exquisite and so heartbreakingly expensive beautiful it could cause you to cry yourself to sleep at night. At $2080 and sold out, even if we wanted to dip into our savings for this one, we couldn't get our hands on it. So what's the next best thing? We're glad you asked! If you want to get the look, but don't have $2k to dish out here are a few options:
Monday night’s Elle Magazine tribute to the Woman of Hollywood event honored an amazing group of our most beloved starlets—but, of course, our eyes were glued to the amazing fashion on display. The event (sponsored by Calvin Klein, L’Oreal Paris, and David Yurman and hosted by Joel McHale) honored the careers of actresses Viola Davis, Barbra Streisand, Naomi Watts, Jennifer Aniston, Evan Rachel Wood, Freida Pinto, Michelle Pfeiffer and Elizabeth Olsen, and DreamWorks chief executive officer Stacey Snider.
According to coverage by WWD, the event was awe-inspiring for young actresses: “She’s one of the reasons I wanted to become an actor,” said Olsen of Pfeiffer; lighthearted in spirit. Reese Witherspoon introduced Jennifer Aniston; “You just want to get your nails done with her, and you want to make out with her at the same time, at least I do,” she said. “And that’s what we do sometimes on Saturdays;” and inspirational: “As I was walking the red carpet, someone asked me, ‘What sets you apart from everybody in the room?’ I said, ‘Well, I’m black.’ Just being real,” said Viola Davis, before adding, “You don’t always love what you do, but what keeps me in the business is hope, and that’s the hope that women of color are also part of the narrative.”
Five years ago you wore your shirt tucked in. That is when stripes were fashionable and the checked shirt was still something cowboys paired with Stetson’s (or an item you wore when cutting up wood in a forest!). Then a few years ago, the shirt started to be worn slim fit and tucked in. Next it was paired with a tie. And now we have... no tie! So simple... so...minimalistic.. So... why did we not think of that before?
Everyone from Armani and Calvin Klein through to Dries Van Noten and Patrik Ervell demonstrated this trend for summer. Some designers offered the trend paired with a suit, others opted for a cardigan whilst a few went for the shirt alone. In all cases the top button of the shirt was firmly done up.