At Saint Laurent Paris (formerly Yves Saint Laurent), the history of runway beauty runs the gamut, swinging from androgynous to glamorous and right back again. The results are almost always unexpected, yet still very YSL. Click through to see some of the best looks from past runways of Yves Saint Laurent, as well as the newly renamed Saint Laurent Paris.
If you're looking for one product to take away with you from the fabulous fashions shows in Paris, I'd go for the lips. With hair being swept back into sleek ponytails, buns and chignons and eyes being either bare or quite bright, there's one colour on the lips I just loved. It's a deep, dark vampy purple gloss worn on the models at the Yves Saint Laurent Show called Rouge Pur Couture Vernis A Levres Glossy Stain No 1 in Violet.
What makes it so fabulous is that yes — it has that light lovely floral smell like the rest of the YSL lip goodies do, but even more amazing is that it stands the test of time — for real! Since it's a cross between a lip stain and a lip gloss, it starts off super shiny and eventually melts away (long after you've eaten and had some champy) into a deep wine tint. For £22, now you too can look like a model next Autumn.
Over the weekend, Coleen Rooney was spotted at Heathrow airport looking quite coordinated in a red and black ensemble. Wearing a large red Yves Saint Laurent Cabas Chyc Bag (£1,219), an on-trend red and black Louis Vuitton leopard print scarf, black patent trainers and a black wool and leather-sleeved blazer, Coleen's outfit seemed comfortable and cute for her journey ahead. What do you think of Coleen's outfit here?
With all of the amazing new bags finally on display for the season, it's hard not to turn into a materialistic monster and want them all. Yet somehow, I've managed to choose my absolute top 10 favourites to showcase here. Most of them are, admittedly, a bit expensive, but the supple leather, exotic skins, and incredible craftsmanship that goes into the shapes, hardware, stitching, and other details make them covet worthy. Which of these purses do you want as your everyday arm candy?
Christian Louboutin is known for its decadent red-sole footwear, but does that mean other shoe brands can't use the same colored sole? That's what the brand is saying, who's been busy in court seeking trademark protection on its red soles, which was originally granted in 2008. While the trademark ruling is still to be determined, a verdict just came in today denying Christian Louboutin his requested for a preliminary injunction that would have barred Yves Saint Laurent from selling red-soled shoes from its 2011 cruise collection.
"Because in the fashion industry color serves ornamental and aesthetic functions vital to robust competition, the court finds that Louboutin is unlikely to be able to prove that its red outsole brand is entitled to trademark protection, even if it has gained enough public recognition in the market to have acquired secondary meaning," wrote Judge Victor Marrero in his ruling. Tell us, do you think this is the right ruling? Or, should Christian Louboutin be granted his trademark protection against his popular red-sole shoes?
The Autumn/Winter season has some serious leather bags in store for us, but one of the most popular trends I'm seeing is the colour purple. Designers from Marc Jacobs to Nancy Gonzales, and even Balenciaga, are doing purple purses that range from bright to burgundy. However, the bag trend, (why do I always have to have such expensive taste?) that I'm most coveting is the purple and tan structured colour block bag. Yves Saint Laurent is doing a gorgeous and soft Cabas Muse Two textured-leather tote for £1,430, Fendi has created a Silvana fold-over flap bag for £1,235, and Chloè is selling a Calfskin Lina Tote for £1,466. Which of these bags do you like the best?
Today marks Yves Saint Laurent's 75th birthday. The designer passed away in '08 due to brain cancer, but time has proven that his fashion legacy will always remain. The French designer started his career at the early age of seventeen and grew to become one of the most influential fashion designers in the world. Yves began designing at the house of Dior at the early age of 21 and went on to create his own label YSL, in 1962. He created numerous iconic fashion trends including Le Smoking suit, also known as the women's tuxedo. Take a moment to pay ode to one of the greatest of all time and view our tribute to the famed designer in the slideshow.
Friendship bracelets are great for your daily grind but when you want to make maximum impact, we suggest you get cuffed. This burgeoning trend is all about injecting instant polish to your work, cocktail, or evening attire, and the best part is you only need one or two pieces max. We love the idea of wearing a brushed gold cuff on each wrist with a little white dress for a sleek streamlined ensemble, or flux to the other side of the pendulum and don a funkier stone-embellished or python-print version with a little leather and lace for a hardcore appeal.
Out of all the shirt styles to develop a crush on this season, we of course had to fall for the one that presents the biggest fashion conundrum — the boxy top. Designers like Rebecca Taylor, Yves Saint Laurent, and Jill Stuart showed them on the Spring runways, and our love affair began. They may seem a bit tricky to wear at first, but we've come up with a few easy, super-chic ways to blend this piece in seamlessly with the rest of your wardrobe. Check out our tips, then click through to see and shop our picks when you keep reading.
Florence Welch should feel right at home at the Met Gala — the singer has carved a place for herself on the red carpet as of late, and is no stranger to wearing big-name designers. She arrived wearing an angelic white Yves Saint Laurent gown, adorned with a feathered stole. Her trademark red hair is in loose curls, and she's wearing minimal makeup, with a pale pink lip. What do you think of Florence's look?
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