The jumpsuit, a trouser version of the playsuit seems to be the it clothing item for Spring. Celebrtiies across the globe from Carey Mulligan to Kristen Stewart are all sporting the comfortable altrernative to a maxi dress this season. Take a peek through my slideshow and vote on your favourite look that doesn't seem to be going anywhere as Summer approaches.
The studded short is a summertime essential, but why pay extra money for an item that you can easily make at home? In today's designer DIY, our fashion reporter Allison McNamara is showing you how to stud your own shorts. The best part? You can use this technique on almost anything in your wardrobe! Watch to see how it's done, and head on over to our new YouTube channel, POPSUGAR Girls' Guide, to check out even more fashion and beauty tips! On Allison McNamara: Bebe top, Missoni pants.
Love her style, hate her style, or love to hate her style: it seems that quite a few fashion designers have had something to say about Kate Middleton's sartorial choices. Roberto Cavalli is the latest to speak out about the Duchess of Cambridge, and he's hoping to bring out her sexier side. Some industry insiders praise her for wearing high street, while some wish she'd fully embrace the grandeur of "being a princess." With her due date quickly approaching, we can expect even more fashion types to weigh in on her maternity and postbaby style. But for now, a look at Middleton's effect on the fashion world below.
"It's a shame she doesn't wear more designers. I don't really like the high street getting so much of the credit. I understand that there would be an array because you need to relate to so many people in the market, but she is a princess. If I were a princess, I'd be like, 'Oh yeah, bring it on.'"
— in a November 2011 interview with WWD.
"Kate Middleton has a nice silhouette and she is the right girl for that boy. I like that kind of woman, I like romantic beauties."
— in an interview with The Sun.
The Elizabeth and James Resort 2014 collection didn't pull any punches, aside from the few and far between pops of colour. And in doing so, designers Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen stuck to a fairly strict black and white palette, supplying the dynamic with the details. Embossed polka dots, sheer Greek key patterns, bright oversize clutches, and subtly placed ruffles were among the collection's most noticeable "affectations."
Through a larger lens, the Resort silhouette leaned toward a sportier kind of simplicity (just look to the racerback-style necklines and shower-esque sandal slides). But unlike the boyish attitude of other athletically inclined collections, this one felt clean and perfectly feminine.
All hail the new Chanel Bond Street store that was just refurbished. The three-story, 12,600 square feet space officially opens its doors today, but the other night, fashion's finest in London flocked to the chic boutique for a lay of the land. For starters, the focal point of the store is a giant CC and pearl sculpture, paying homage to the brand's famous accessory. Not only is the architecture stunning, but the crowd was certainly a sight for sore eyes. Look at the duds on Poppy Delevigne, Thandie Newton, Caroline Sieber and Yasmin Le Bon, and vote to let me know whose look you like best.
Even though Emma Hill's departure from Mulberry was announced mere hours ago, there are already rumours as to where she's going next. At the top of the list? WWD is speculating that Hill may journey stateside to succeed Reed Krakoff as the next creative director of Coach. Wouldn't that be brills?
And why shouldn't she? Hill has spent the past six years creating some of the most iconic bags on the accessories market — the Alexa and the new Willow tote, just to name a few — while also producing season after season of stunning ready-to-wear. Coach is looking to expand beyond simply accessories and outerwear into a full-fledged lifestyle brand — Emma Hill could be exactly what Coach is looking for. But she is not the only designer in the running. A look at who else we wouldn't mind seeing take the job, right after the jump.
With TV dramas getting lauded as some of the best entertainment vehicles currently out there, it's no surprise that television-star fashion is approaching Oscar-worthy levels. At Monday night's Critics' Choice Television Awards in America, small-screen stars dazzled us in high dosages of glamour, including Malin Akerman in a short, spangled black dress and Emmy Rossum in a one-strap, fire-truck-red beaded gown. The always impeccable Diane Kruger picked a ruched style with an extreme sweetheart neckline done up in lace, while Cat Deeley worked a floor-sweeping gold style with allover creeping sparkles and thicker sequined patches at the sides, hips, and shoulders. Which catches your eye the most?
Yesterday in New York City, Stella McCartney gathered a gaggle of beautiful models and invited all of her fabulous celebrity friends and fans to preview her latest 2014 Resort Collection. The event was held in the trendy West Village and included famous faces such as Madonna, Cameron Diaz, Anna Wintour, Kate Bosworth, Naomi Watts, Helena Christensen, Julianne Moore, Liv Tyler and her rocker dad Steven. Check out a few of the photos where you can see the clothing and the atmosphere by clicking on.
H&M has tapped Parisian designer Isabel Marant for its Autumn collaboration — a match-up that seems destined to resonate with both her loyal following and the consumer audience at large. "I am flattered by this collaboration. H&M works with the best designers, and this invitation is an exciting honor," Marant stated.
Aside from single-handedly kick-starting the wedge-sneaker revolution, Marant has established herself again and again as an arbiter of cool-girl Parisian style. In as much, her signature mix of urban appeal, bohemian themes, and rock 'n' roll mentality will serve as the core elements of this exclusive H&M lineup. "I aim at creating something real — something women want to wear in their everyday lives — with a certain carefree style. I think this is very Parisian: you dress up but don't pay too much attention to it, and you still look sexy. The collection is infused with this kind of easiness and attitude."
Set to debut Nov. 14 in 250 stores worldwide, the collection will feature women's clothing and accessories, as well as a collection for men, a first for Marant. More on the collaboration, including a video interview with the designer, is here in the gallery.