Out of all the accoutrements to choose from, we always turn to the quintessential statement necklace to instantly uplift any look. Rife with bold colours and embellishments, the season's latest offer up irresistible high-low options from the likes of Isabel Marant, Bar III and more. These pieces aren't just for your fancier looks; while we love styling statement necklaces with a chic little white dress or an ethereal Spring gown, these stunners would look just as good with a plain white tee and denim. We found 11 sensational options — some even very fairly priced — for you to shop now.
Pastels are clearly having a moment on the runways — thanks to designers like Rebecca Taylor, Rodarte, and Karen Walker — so needless to say, we're fully embracing our girlie side this Spring. What better way to embrace the candy-coloured season with a soft lemon shift, pretty lilac top, or baby blue dress. Tip: since pastel hues tend to have a powdery finish to them, make sure to choose a colour that complements your skin tone. Blue and lilac are flattering on most skin tones, while yellow and coral hues tend to be a little trickier. If you're still a little nervous about trying out the trend, try injecting small pops of it via shoes, jewellery, and handbags before you dive headfirst into the trend. We promise there's something to suit everyone inside — click through to see and shop our top 10 pretty pastel picks now.
What's your sign? Whether you're an astrology buff or not, there's no denying that the stars have stylishly aligned for Charlotte Olympia's Cosmic Birthday capsule shoe collection. Debuting online and in select stores this month, the 12-piece loafer collection features gorgeous hand-painted enamel zodiac symbols, luxurious suede, and to finish it all off, gold trim detailing. Each pair costs £495, but they're well worth it in our eyes; how cute would they look with all of your Spring-ready cropped trousers, printed dresses, and chic shorts? Even more, every pair of Cosmic shoes comes with a Charlotte Olympia horoscope book, so you can learn all about your special sign. And if you're into the whole zodiac scene, don't forget to check out the designer's color-coordinated clutch collection. We can't think of a better birthday gift for your deserving BFF, or better yet, why not treat yourself.
Miranda Kerr took the sexy route at the Met Gala and showed off her supermodel figure in a custom Michael Kors black crepe gown. The revealing number featured sultry cutouts and a paillette bandeau. As for Kerr's punk twist? A metallic spiked Christian Louboutin clutch and a shimmery set of nail bracelets did the trick. Do you love Miranda's look, or were you hoping for something different from the gorgeous Aussie?
Iron Man 3 star Gwyneth Paltrow opted out of the punk theme, but we're far from disappointed. The blonde beauty shone bright in a vibrant pink Valentino gown, which came complete with a modern sheer inset. To polish off her simple yet stunning look, Gwyneth accessorised with Wilfredo Rosado diamond earrings and wore a high ponytail and nude lips. Are you feeling her pretty in (hot) pink ensemble?
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley opted for a much darker look this evening, wearing a Gucci gown featuring a sheer black-and-gold tulle top and satin skirt. To add to the high shine, the model accessorized with a lizard jeweled clutch, beautiful drop earrings, and a diamond gold statement ring. Are you loving her skin-revealing brand of glam?
It's the battle of the Brits: Sienna Miller and Cara Delevingne both hit the Costume Institute Gala red carpet wearing similar studded looks from Burberry. Sienna decided to contrast her fluid crepe white gown with a black studded leather biker jacket and a matching spiked headband, while Cara opted for a black studded plunge-neck column gown, complete with an equally tough white leather clutch. Both beauties channeled punk-cool to perfection, but which Met Gala look do you prefer?
The Great Gatsby's NYC premiere drew out glamour of the A-list variety last week, but it doesn't stop there. The film's special pre-Met Ball screening proved another glamourous evening in NYC, with the style crowd in full attendance. Carey Mulligan opted for a menswear-inspired look in a Lanvin tuxedo jacket and trousers, while Katy Perry showcased her signature style in a crop top and full skirt, finished with a floral headpiece. Meanwhile, the fashion pack made their mark with Solange Knowles in a striped, peplum-trimmed dress and dapper looks from Brad Goreski and Prabal Gurung. See every single outfit from last night, plus the rest of the red carpet looks from all of The Great Gatsby's red carpet events right here.
— Additional reporting by Hannah Weil
All things are pointing towards '90s grunge this season — just look to the runways of 3.1 Phillip Lim, Dries Van Noten, and Saint Laurent — and now, we're starting to see some of our favourite style stars sporting the look on the street. Case in point: Alexa Chung was spotted in London over the weekend looking nothing short of effortlessly cool in a black-and-white plaid Paul Smith dress cinched at the waist with a skinny black belt. This dress can easily teeter between polished and punk, depending on how you accessorize it, but we love how Alexa opted for the latter, styling her look with black chunky-soled oxfords and grey socks. Inspired? Channeling the same look is actually quite easy; all you need is a rad plaid dress and semi-tough footwear, like boots from Dr. Martens or old-school leather loafers. Shop Alexa's Paul Smith plaid dress, plus more affordable options below.
Kristen Stewart has come a long way since her red-carpet appearances for Twilight back in '08. That was then, and now, the 22-year-old actress has since been causing quite a sartorial stir with all of her recent skin-baring ensembles at her recent Breaking Dawn Part 2 appearances. Stewart's stylist Tara Swennen, who has been working with the actress since '07, had something to do with all of that sexiness. "It took a lot of balls for her to wear that dress, so I'm super-proud of her," said Swennen, referring to the sheer lace Zuhair Murad gown Stewart wore to the premiere of Breaking Dawn Part 2 in LA. The stylist also recently dished on why Kristen won't wear jewelry, her affinity for wearing Chucks on the red carpet, and her evolving style. Read below for the highlights, then head over to The Cut for the complete interview. On Kristen's Breaking Dawn Part 2 red-carpet choices: Twilight is coming to a close, so we wanted to do stronger looks. Just recently, she’s embraced doing the long-gown thing, so it was definitely an opportunity for me to stick as many as I could on her. We just wanted to make a grand escape, I guess, rather than a grand entrance . . . we like making sure that we push boundaries on every carpet.
On Kristen wearing Converse on the red carpet: She’ll always change into her Converse by halfway through a carpet, which is to be expected at this point, but she puts on the heels for me for the photos.
On Kristen's jewelry and the necklace she always wears: She doesn’t have her ears pierced, still, so it’s a running joke that when she’s 25, I’ll finally get her in jewelry . . . her jewelry is jewelry that tends to stay on her only because it has sentimental value to her, whether it’s from friends or family . . . It’s her second skin, essentially, at this point.
On Kristen's evolving red-carpet style: She’s grown into being more comfortable on the red carpet; she’s definitely embracing elegance and gracefulness. Obviously I’ve been able to push more on her, but I think her confidence level is really the thing that’s changed the most over the years.
All of the gorgeous Spring runway collections are making their way into our favorite stores and boutiques, which means Spring fever has hit an all-time high here at Fab. We might not have the superstar-status budget to shop all of these pieces, but a girl can always window shop, right? That said, we're daydreaming of all the luxe designer goods we'd like to get our hands on this season: a bright yellow stingray clutch from Proenza Schouler, Dolce & Gabbana's magical ladylike frocks, and the coolest cobalt blue suede jacket from Acne — yes, that's the same one we spotted on Hanneli Mustaparta during NYFW. There are many more designer goods to swoon over; just click the slideshow to see, and perhaps shop, our top 10 luxe picks for Spring dreaming right now.
Source: Spring Dreaming — Our Luxe Designer Shopping Wish List
Temperley London's opulent Autumn collection showed an array of beaded and silk gowns, gold lamé, and intricate embroidery. Inspired by the "sumptuous colors and decadent subjects of the religious paintings and tapestries" from the Renaissance, designer Alice Temperley created a decadent fairytale filled with grandeur and glamour. Adorned with luxe fur cossacks, models walked down the runway dressed in an array of long-sleeved floral and beaded gowns, some of which were Oscars-worthy contenders, in addition to shiny pant suits, and full-skirted silhouettes. Standouts included an elegant black slitted gown with a draped back, and the floral-patterned tops and dresses. Meanwhile, velvet separates and chic leather skirt suits provided a modern and textural twist to the line. More details from the beautiful collection below.
- Trends: Full skirts, gold lamé, florals.
- Colours: Black, gold, ivory, red, navy, blue, brown.
- Key Piece: The floral embellished pieces and silky black gown were the standout pieces.
- Accessories: Suede platform sandals and ankle boots, colourful jewelry, fur cossack hats.
- Who Would Wear It: Women looking for unique, yet polished look like Kate Middleton and Thandie Newton in addition to front row attendees Poppy Delevigne and Minnie Driver.
Source: Temperley London Fall 2012
With New York Fashion Week starting tomorrow, we can only imagine the frenzy that comes in the weeks beforehand. If you've ever wondered how fashion insiders stay sane, beautiful, and calm during this hectic month (maybe they don't), listen up. We spoke to some of New York's most tenured about their Fashion Week essentials, beauty product go-tos, and, for our pure curiosity, their special hidden talents. Just click the slideshow to get up close and personal with Olivia Palermo, Rachel Roy, Rebecca Taylor, and more now.
We can already imagine celebrities waiting in line for a piece of Elie Saab's collection. For Spring, Saab emoted pure femininity, highlighting gorgeous gowns dipped in a rainbow of pretty pastel hues. Dresses ranged from short to long, showing intricate floral and beading details, most of which were cinched in with a dainty little bow belt. Meanwhile, streamlined silhouettes kept the look fresh and modern. Sheerness also came into play, adding subtle, sexy mystique to an otherwise overtly feminine collection. The closer? A pink and white floral printed wedding dress complete with a cathedral-length tulle veil. Check our notes below for more details, then click the slideshow to see the rest of the runway presentation.
- Trends: Sheer, floral embellishments.
- Colors: White, beige, pastel blue, green, and pink.
- Key Look: The floral beaded gowns are fit for a red-carpet moment.
- Accessories: Ankle-wrap sandals.
- Who Would Wear It: Hollywood A-listers like Zoe Saldana, Michelle Williams, and Jessica Biel.
Source: Couture Fashion Week: Elie Saab
Dior has chosen Mila Kunis as the face for its latest ad campaign featuring its iconic Miss Dior bags. "I am absolutely thrilled to be working with Dior. The brand is iconic in so many ways. It defines fashion, elegance and sophistication," said Kunis. The Spring '12 campaign, shot by Mikael Jansson, shows Kunis looking Parisian chic wearing fancy black Dior dresses paired with the newest colors and finishes from the Miss Dior handbag collection. Miss Dior bags are beautiful on their own, but Mila clutching on to one makes it just that much more covetable. Click to see two more gorgeous photos, then tell us what you think of the ads in the comments section.
David Beckham's intimates collection for H&M is sure to be a hit when it launches in stores and online on Feb. 2. Check out the newly released ad campaigns, featuring Beckham wearing an array of sporty sexy briefs, boxers, tees, pajamas, and long johns. We plan on buying a few pieces for ourselves and maybe some for our deserving boyfriends as well. Click the slideshow to see more of David Beckham posing for the collection, plus see the complete collection.
Kate Bosworth had us hooked since Blue Crush and years later, it's safe to say we're still smitten. The cool girl continues to fly high on our radar thanks to her stylish appearances on the streets, parties, and the red carpet. Kate is never afraid to take fashion risks, wowing us with off-kilter choices like a skin-baring two-piece ensemble from Proenza Schouler to leggy minis. So in honor of Kate's birthday, we're showing you 15 of our favorite partywear looks of 2011. Believe us, you don't want to miss out.
Before you make a stylish appearance at your friend's NYE soiree, don't forget to bring a little gift for the gracious hostess. After all, if it wasn't for her, you'd be spending the evening on your couch watching the ball drop on the tube. A bottle of bubbly is always a good option, but we suggest you dig a little deeper and gift her with something she will never forget. Click on to see our top 10 editors' approved picks for gifts ranging from the most beautiful (and festive) face mask to cheeky party appropriate 'stache straws.
Take a look at more looks from H&M's Spring '12 collection, showing more colors, prints, and pretty silhouettes for us to look forward to come warmer weather. Taking a '70s-inspired 'laxed perspective on dressing, the brand paired wide-leg trousers with louche tees, floral blouses with classic black trousers, and flared jeans with silky tops worn by Liya Kebede. Spring might be a while away, but that shouldn't stop you from checking out the latest sunny-weather ensembles from H&M — just click through the slideshow now.