Posts for August 18th 2011
Fall handbags are taking shape — and we like what we see. With the continued presence of ladylike dressing, purses are decidedly boxy. In favor of oversize totes and slouchy satchels, bags are structured and framed. From Alexander Wang's super-chic variations to the return of Coach's classic bags, this group of Fall handbags remind us to keep it classy and outfit a look that's fit to pair with our gorgeous arm candy. Click through to shop our editors' picks.
A couple weeks back, we got a glimpse of Stuart Weitzman's Young Hollywood Cares Collection when Olivia Palermo wore them to a red carpet event and now, the complete collection is out for perusal. The collaboration enlisted Scarlett Johansson, Hayden Panettiere, Michelle Trachtenberg, and Olivia Palermo to co-design a pair of shoes with Stuart Weitzman in which all proceeds will benefit Marsha Moses’ research in ovarian cancer at the Folkman Institute in Boston. Like most Weiztman's decadent creations, the footwear does't come cheap: the collection ranges from $425 to $495 but at least you know all of sales will go to good cause. Click the slideshow to see all of the beautiful designs, which will be available online and in Weitzman's flagship stores in September, along with photos of some of some of the celebs wearing their own designs.
Besides being a multitalented actress and singer, Zooey Deschanel is famous for her Kewpie-doll looks, choppy dark bangs, and offbeat sense of style. At last night's premiere of Our Idiot Brother in Hollywood, she stuck to her signature look, wearing a graphic black and white dress with a strong collar, a tousled side bun, and pretty, '60s-inspired makeup. As for those mile-long lashes, she appeared to be wearing false lashes on both her upper and lower lash lines, making for a dramatic, doll-like look. Tell us what you think: is it a cute look for Zooey, or is it too much?
The colorblock trend was seen on both the Spring and Fall '11 runways; we're taking notes on its minimalist structure and bold effect. It's a standout ensemble that only requires some creative color combinations, and for inspiration, we're looking to celebrity style. A whole week of colorblocked cool looks is not as hard as you might think. The proof is in this batch of celebrity styling — a call to try colorblocking every day of the week. Click through to see how it's done, and how you can pull it off, too.
If this Summer told us anything, it's that celebs don't shy away from the iconic white Summer dress. Miranda Kerr might have won our award for favorite LWD; her lace Lover frock is supposed to hit Shopbop.com in a lighter shade of red at the end of this month, and we're definitely snapping that up. Other stars include Blake Lively looking dreamy in Chanel, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in sleek Max Mara, and Mila Kunis looking very much like a white swan for a Friends with Benefits appearance. The best part of white dresses? They're no longer just for Summer — we plan on making our white dresses cold-weather worthy with chunky tights and oversized sweaters. Click to see who got our nod for the best white dresses of the Summer season, and tell us: who gets your vote for best white dress look?