With London Fashion Week finally coming to an end, it's time to break down the most important looks of the week and let you know exactly what happened backstage. Oh, if only everyday could be a Burberry day. Wendy Rowe, Creative Director for Burberry Beauty did such a phenomenal job creating a "golden glow with Trench Kiss lips" look on the girls, that even the star studded front row wore the cosmetics. Kate Beckinsale, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Michelle Dockery and Gabriella Wilde were just a few of the 1,500 guests dressed and made up in head to toe Burbs. Check out the amazing photos of the show that took place in Hyde Park and read on for the exact products used backstage on models like Karlie Kloss, Cara Delevigne, Jourdan Dunn, Liu Wen and Charlotte Wiggins.
Many fashionable Hollywood celebrities turned up the glamour at last night's amfAR Gala at NYC's Cipriani 42nd Street. The event, which helps kick off New York Fashion Week, was full of designers and celebs in stylish gowns. Ashley Greene wore a white Giambattista Valli frock while Sarah Jessica Parker went for a daring Maison Martin Margiela Couture pink dress. Honoree Heidi Klum donned a black Michael Kors number, which she wore when she chatted with the designer and her former Project Runway costar on the red carpet.
Other guests included Cheyenne Jackson, Chloë Sevigny, couple John Legend and Chrissy Teigen, and Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke, who dazzled in a dramatic Zac Posen gown. Of course, the night wasn't only about fashion — the amfAR Gala benefits AIDS research and honors those who have made significant contributions towards the fight against the deadly disease. In addition to Heidi, designer Kenneth Cole and Janet Jackson were honored for their work with the organization.
The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show went down in NYC on Nov. 8, with appearances from their most famous Angels, Miranda Kerr, Alessandra Ambrosio, and Adriana Lima — and all the airs Dec. 4 on CBS!
Miranda, Alessandra, and Adriana were joined by a handful of newcomers on the runway, including Cara Delevingne and Jessica Hart. The models strutted their stuff on the runway in six separate sections. Adriana opened the first portion, which had a "Circus" theme featuring acrobats and performers on mini Segways. Earlier in the day, Miranda Kerr told us backstage she was most excited for the circus bit. She said, "I'm amazed at what they can do with their bodies!"
The five following sections included "Dangerous Liaisons," "Calendar Girls," "Pink Is Us," "Silver Screen Angels," and "Angels in Bloom" motifs. There were a handful of memorable ensembles — Alessandra modeled the 2012 Fantasy Bra, covered in $2.5 million worth of gems, while Miranda donned a Swarovski-embellished corset. Doutzen Kroes seemed to be having a great time in a pink pom-pom ensemble, and Karlie Kloss was tasked with wearing a pair of target wings. Lily Aldridge, whose Kings of Leon rocker husband, Caleb Followill, was in the front row, took a turn down the runway in a patriotic flag skirt.
The front row was packed with celebrities. Vanessa Hudgens, Alexa Chung, and Lily's husband, Caleb, were on hand to cheer for their friends and witness the spectacle, as well as the performances. In addition to the Angels, Justin Bieber, Rihanna, and Bruno Mars took the stage. Justin performed two songs with a spirited group of backup dancers. It was Rihanna, though, who may have stolen the show. She closed out the final section, and it was hard to keep one's eyes off of her long enough to see the Angels take a final turn.
Kate Bosworth, in white Emilio Pucci, hit the red carpet in NYC last night to celebrate the launch of the Target + Neiman Marcus Holiday Collection with Zoe Saldana. Zoe tweeted that she was "so excited to be here!" Leighton Meester, meanwhile, was pumped about the "amazing collaboration." Even the special guests had to wait in line to get their hands on the goods — we caught Kate at the register at the end of the night!
The much-awaited collaboration between the two retailers goes on sale this Saturday, Dec. 1 — check out all the Target + Neiman Marcus items, which were created by designers like Carolina Herrera, Diane von Furstenberg, Jason Wu, Marc Jacobs, Oscar de la Renta, Tory Burch, and Marchesa. Many of the designers hit last night's bash too to say hi to Kate, Zoe, Leighton, and Girls star Allison Williams.
Click through to see more from the star-studded bash, including model Karlie Kloss and Lauren Bush Lauren.
Emma Stone and Miranda Kerr were among the celebs who stepped out last night for the ninth annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards in NYC. As in years past, the attendees dressed up in clothes by — and attend the event with — a certain designer. Ashley Greene donned a racy Wes Gordon number, arriving with Wes himself. Ashley and Dakota Fanning, who donned Jason Wu, were fresh from LA and Monday's US premiere of Breaking Dawn Part 2. Other attendees included Liv Tyler, Karlie Kloss, and Allison Williams — click through to see them all in our gallery.
Emma Stone wore Burberry Prorsum to mingle with that brand's creative director, Christopher Bailey, and help hand out the night's big honors. The evening's main prize, a $300,000 grant to grow a business, went to Greg Chait of The Elder Statesman. Shoe designer Tabitha Simmons was the first runner-up, with jewelry maven Jennifer Meyer Maguire as second runner-up. Both Tabitha and Jennifer received $100,000 for their companies, and Jennifer was able to celebrate into the night alongside her husband, Tobey Maguire.
Elie Saab's Fall 2012 Couture collection, shown in Paris' Pavillon Cambon Capucines today, was full of the elegant femininity one would expect from the red carpet gown master. Inspired by the "imperial splendour" and Ottoman motifs of Constantinople, the shimmering dresses included the pastel shades of his Spring Couture collection but also featured black, gold and teal for the cooler months. The antique, vintage look came courtesy of sheer fabrics, lace panelling and intricate embroidery, with many gowns cinched in with thin belts and silhouettes ranging from full skirts to peplum waists. Plunging necklines and high split skirts were few and far between, instead there were high necks and long-sleeves modelled by the likes of Karlie Kloss. The show-stopper? A full-skirted, beaded, sequined, embroidered wedding dress complete with substantial train. See more details from the collection below, then click the slideshow to see the rest of the presentation.
- Trends: Lace panelling, sheer fabrics, delicate embroidery.
- Colours: Nude, pale pink, powder blue, peach, black, gold, teal.
- Key Piece: The high-neck, lace-panelled full-length gowns intricately embroidered.
- Accessories: Ankle-wrap heels and skinny belts.
- Who Would Wear It: Red carpet A-listers like Katie Holmes, Emily Blunt and Zoe Saldana.
Christian Dior have gone for a retro tiki vibe for Spring/Summer 2011 as Karlie Kloss poses in key pieces from the collection. It was shot by Steven Meisel and shows Karlie in cool prints, vintage style accessories and gorgeous shoes. You can see more images from the campaign below. Are you a fan of these adverts?
John Galliano hosted a party in New York last night for the reopening of it's boutique. The party attracted a host of A listers including the new face of Miss Cherie, Natalie Portman. Other attendees included Liv Tyler, Amy Adams, Karlie Kloss and Karolina Kurkova. Galliano like to stop in person as an oppose to online, in fact, he only just found out about ecommerce. "I didn’t even know what e-commerce was until last week. I like the experience. I like to feel the fur, to smell the tweed. I like the service."
This seasons in the UK are always a bit mixed, but right now I feel more confused than ever! I usually prefer Summer clothes, but right now I can't wait to wrap up warm in knitwear and luxurious fabrics. Unfortunately, the British weather is being incredibly temperamental meaning I can wear a coat one day, and a light jacket the next. Are you mixing different seasonal pieces right now?