Posts for November 3rd 2011
In a recent Harper's Bazaar UK fashion poll, Kate Middleton landed this year's top spot for best dressed. With her savvy polished style and mix of High Street and designer duds, it's no wonder that she's making headlines and has such grand appeal to the people.
I quite like Kate's approachable style; however, beating out Kate Moss, Alexa Chung, and Emma Watson leaves me a bit puzzled. The judges on the fashion panel included clothing designers Antonio Berardi and Roksanda Ilincic, milliner Philip Treacy, and editors Lucy Yeomans and Kim Hersov. They said, "There wasn’t really any question in our minds here about who was number one. The Duchess of Cambridge gave us the fashion moment of the year if not the century with that amazing wedding dress."
With that argument, it's difficult to disagree. I am sure LK Bennett's court shoes and clutches have already been selling like hotcakes. Others in the running for best dressed included Florence Welch, Andrea Riseborough, and, of course, Kate Moss. What do you think of Kate reigning as the number-one best dressed Brit?
November is that rare cool-toned month. Unlike its neighbors, October and December, it eschews Halloween brights and Santa shades in favor of moody aubergine, glacial azures, and greens that are a far cry from their pastel April counterparts. From the gorgeous, new flaked polish you won't want to pass up to the amazingly affordable iridescent polish for $3, November is about to get truly cool.
Yes, that's our SJP underneath this sculptural Philip Treacy fascinator. She wore it for a ladies luncheon in Australia, pairing the statement piece with a Chanel tweed dress and a pair of Manolo Blahnik heels. Since the wedding of Prince William and Kate, we've come to know fascinators; what's interesting about this one is its lack of frills and architectural scale. What do you think?
Safe to say, everyone loves Christian Louboutin's sexy red soles. Last night, the designer celebrated his new self-titled book, Christian Louboutin, at Barneys in a sea of beautiful shoes and celebrities like Blake Lively, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, and China Chow. We got the opportunity to speak to the designer at the event — if there's anyone to get shoe advice from, it's Mr. Louboutin — about his Fall/Winter shoe must have, exciting upcoming collaborations, and whether he thinks Blake Lively would be the perfect star to represent his brand. Listen up to what he has to say:FS: Blake Lively is known as an enormous fan of your shoes — even buying 40 pairs at a time. Do you think she's a perfect star to represent your line?
CL: Yes, not only is she beautiful, she is very talented and she's very smart. One of the things that is most important for women and men, at least for me, is intelligence. Through a lot of things, she has proved that she is really intelligent and she also has this natural beauty and this natural way of moving which makes her absolutely a great image.
FS: What shoe are you dying to see on every woman's foot this season?
CL: A beautiful low-cut pump. Low-cut in the front and almost the color of your skin so it can completely disappear or in black so you can wear it with different colors.
FS: If you weren't a shoe designer, what would you be?
CL: I would be a scriptwriter because one of my favorite things to do is to stay in a place where no one recognizes me and just sit and listen to conversation around me. That's always been one of my favorite things to do; sitting in restaurants by myself and listening to conversations. I actually did write a script, it was a long story but there was no shoes inside.
Christian Louboutin spills the beans on upcoming collaborations, his holiday wish list, and more
You've seen the bags on stylish women and celebs and heard their names thrown around, but would you recognize an iconic, luxury handbag? You stand to lose fashion street cred if you can't. Take our quiz on iconic bags, and learn what makes them so special.
Source: What's Your Luxury Handbag IQ?
It's that time — when all things cozy and comfortable have unmatched appeal. In an effort to keep even our knitwear as chic as possible (without compromising on comfort), we've scoured our favorite stores for the cold-weather essentials we'll need for the month ahead. Admittedly, some pieces aren't so basic — a little Fair Isle, a few stripes, or a bit of sheer here and there to add interest to Winter-perfect gray sweaters, chunky cardigans, and even skirts. As for the necessary elements, you'll find that we haven't skimped on comfy bottoms with stylish (yes, stylish) sweats and fleece-lined leggings. Just click through for a few of our favorite seasonal necessities, then shop to bundle up as comfortably and stylishly as possible.
Source: Best Basics: Winter-Ready Knits