Alexander McQueen is more popular than ever these days, and, to prove it, I've spied three different celebrities wearing creations by Sarah Burton this weekend. Salma Hayek was seen at the premiere of Americano wearing a Resort 2012 bronze-embellished dress, belt, and gold metalic jaw-skull clutch all by the designer. Leighton Meester wore a Resort 2012 white shirt, skirt, belt, and shoes, and Chloe Moretz was seen in a McQ Resort navy tuxedo jacket to a party at the Toronto Film Festival on Saturday. Out of these three Alexander McQueen outfits, which do you like the most?
Posts for September 12th 2011
Last week I got a little sneaky peek at the Chanel pop-up stores that have taken over the ground and third floors of Harrods. It's an amazing spectacle, which you would of course expect from Chanel and begins at the Hans Road entrance (door number nine). When you walk in you see the bags, jewels, and accessories collection created just for the three weeks that the exhibition is running. My favourite bag is this cute green patent shopper with a chain handle made by Chanel to look like a Harrods plastic bag. Moving straight ahead into the beauty floor, Chanel has created a five-piece collection of pink lipsticks, gloss, blusher, and highlighter — all of which are also limited edition that you don't want to miss out on.
If you think that's fun, just wait until you hit the third floor called Une Promenade de Chanel, which contains a seven-room homage to all of the different aspects of the fashion house. You have Coco's dressing room made to look like her apartment above her 31 rue Cambon store, a garden room created to look just like last year's fashion show in Paris, a video room dedicated to the 2.55 bag, a children's boudoir filled with photos and teddy bears all dressed in Chanel couture, Karl Lagerfeld's den, a Chanel N°5 room, and, finally, a ginormous 2.55 black purse, so big that it fills the room. My feet didn't hit the ground until I was well out of Harrods. It was so incredible. Definitely stop by soon, as it will all be taken down on at the end of September.
Fashion Week for Spring 2012 looks like a simpler, more straightforward season than years past, which means less avant-garde drama and more pretty, wearable hairstyles, manicures, and makeup shades. From the liner shade you'll want right away to the nail art everyone will be asking for in a few days, here are Day Three's big winners.
We caught up with the legendary Diane von Furstenberg backstage at her Spring 2012 runway show, where we found out her inspiration for the upcoming season — modern-day Africa — and her favorite part about being a designer. Plus, find out how she celebrates after a big show, and make sure to check out the entire Spring runway right here.
We spotted Kelly Osbourne front row at the Charlotte Ronson show in a ladylike gray dress and sparkly Miu Miu heels. Kelly told us her favorite part of Fashion Week and how to survive it, and gave us a little insight into her personal style. Plus, find out why she’s such a huge fan of Charlotte Ronson. Then see the entire runway show and our interview with Charlotte!
Fashion Week is rolling along nicely, and it's the second day we got lots of gorgeous new style ideas as well as an initial sense of just what this season's trends might be. Red statement lips like this look at Joy Cioci are ubiquitous so far, but you'll be surprised at the nail colors and hairstyles that seem to be vying for "hot new thing" status. Check them out and bone up on your fashion expertise in a flash.
Victoria Beckham, one of our favorite style mavens — and super-chic mama — showed a gorgeous, glossy Spring 2012 collection, mixing sleek, fitted silhouettes with roomier, more free-form shapes. Beckham showcased the kinds of body-conscious sheaths we might see her wearing, in bold navy and orange colorblocking, then surprised with newer, looser shapes in shiny satin finishes on jackets and sportier styled parkas in dreamy lavender and gray hues. Present throughout the collection is a heavy dose of leather — layered under dresses in creamy white and black, on newsboy caps, and cutout, ankle-wrap sandals and pumps. Sporty elements make an appearance in the form of zippered details, drawstrings, and halter necklines done in thicker harness-style straps. It's a blend of the sexy and the streamlined, appealing both to the minimalists and the statement-makers. The collection manages to walk that line between being modern, feminine, and wearable all at once. It offers the new without compromising Beckham's eye for the impeccably tailored, the undeniably cool.
Source: Victoria Beckham Spring 2012
Not only are flowy dresses a major part of Spring's soft vibe, but flowy dresses with asymmetric hems and chiffon fabrication. All the better to catch those warm-weather breezes! From left, BCBG, Kimberly Ovitz, Nicholas K, and Rachel Comey.
For the hair, Kerastase's Odile Gilbert created a volumized base with the brand's Volumactive mousse. Once dry, Lotion Densitive and Double Force hair spray were applied for texture and the hair scrunched to enhance wave and movement. To add a few playful touches, hair was then deep-parted with one side rolled back into a side-swept fringe. In addition, a single hidden strand behind the ear was braided, so that "when they [the models] walk, it comes out," explained Gilbert.
For the makeup, Diane Kendal went for a '70s-inspired, "sophisticated bohemian" look. After rimming the inside of the eyes with a soft black kohl liner, she applied a black cream liner on the top lash lines, blending to diffuse. And if you've ever wondered how to make a stained lip look last, Kendal has the answer. Of the pink and orange shades featured in the show, she advised, "It's just a wash of color, but because they're neon, it makes it very bright."