Who else but the Duchess of Cambridge could get Karl Lagerfeld to whip out his pen with the promise of nothing more than fantasy? Today, Women’s Wear Daily released 13 sketches of maternity designs suggested by the likes of Donna Karan, Vera Wang, Alexis Mabille, Chloé and Lagerfeld for Chanel as Kate Middleton’s baby bump continue to grow. Including both designers who frequently dress the Duchess like Amanda Wakeley, and ones who haven’t, like Huishan Zhang, the piece could be a good shot for some less recognizable names to get noticed by friends in royal places. Or not. If nothing else, it’s an exercise in imagination, which hasn’t been attempted since the Duke and Duchess’s last big event: the Royal Wedding. We picked a few designs from the selection that we think are right on the money for Kate. Click through for our selects and visit WWD for the full maternity monty.
Kate Middleton gets 13 exclusive baby bump designs from Karl Lagerfeld, Donna Karan, Vera Wang and more
If celebrities were described by their fashion sense then Kate Hudson would be LA cool. And those are the exact words we would use to describe Hudson’s new capsule collection for Ann Taylor. That’s right; if you’ve been looking to embody Hudson’s free-spirited beachy style, look no more. The exclusive summer 2013 collection will feature a selection of chic white pieces and rose-gold accessories all inspired by Hudson’s love for fashion.
The easy-breezy collection will be available at Ann Taylor stores nationwide on Wednesday, May 22nd and will feature a selection of dresses, skirts, tops and accessories. Sophisticated retailer Ann Taylor has expressed their love for Hudson before, making her the face of their Spring 2012 campaign. “I’m so excited about the capsule collection and working with Ann Taylor”, Hudson said in a press release. “It was such an honor when they asked me to come back for the campaign and to work on a collection inspired by my personal style.”
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CC creams, redness fighters and complexion nightcaps—Sarah Daniel reports on what’s new in skincare for spring.
Dip into summer with a brightly- coloured pencil skirt, or a bold-printed sandal. From the shades to the shoes, the tropical trend is all about botanical prints and eye-popping neons. We’re taking cues from Selena Gomez, who recently stunned in a seriously colourful Hawaiian print Dolce & Gabbana top at the SXSW premiere of Spring Breakers, and Solange Knowles, who took the take to the stage in botanical printed Pencey head-to-toe suit.
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How much did we adore the Fanning sisters’ gowns at the Met Gala last Monday? We loved the winged back, the sheer panels and the tie-dye. We loved it all. Well, rumour has it 19-year-old Dakota and 15-year-old Elle Fanning may be heading to the drawing board and teaming up to work with Rodarte designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy.
We love a good collab and when two sisters pair up with two sisters, it is mind blowing. They haven’t hit their 20s and the sisters already have designer campaigns like Marc Jacobs and Miu Miu under their respective belts. Dakota even once stated how much her little sister Elle appreciates fashion: “Elle knows every single model, every single collection, every single piece from every single collection… She has a real passion, and it’s not at all in a materialistic way. She genuinely appreciates the workmanship and creativity.” So it’s no surprise to see this superstar pair wishing to cross over to the other side to input some of their ideas into the design. And according to a fashion mole at Daily Mail, the Fanning sisters were quite “hands on” in designing their stunning Met Gala dresses last Monday.
Though a Rodarte rep has already stepped forward to squash the rumours, we’re still holding out hope. This kind of thing has been denied into reality before. Let’s cross those fingers.
In anticipation of Mother’s Day this Sunday, we had the chance to talk with TV personality, fashion designer and new mother Giuliana Rancic. In midst of her busy schedule (co-hosting Fashion Police and E! News are just two of her weekly gigs) Rancic was happy to share tips on balancing time between her hectic career and her family (including her 8-month-old son Duke) while also offering up some always helpful style advice.
Separate work life from home life. Finding it hard at first to balance motherhood with her career, Rancic realized she was not giving her full attention to either: “What I do now is that when I’m at work, I’m 100 per cent focused on work. I return all my emails. I don’t just sit there and surf on the internet like before. And when I’m at home, I would focus 100 per cent on Duke and put the phone away… that way I would feel a little more of a balance.” Read more »
Goldie Hawn and Kate Hudson: The talented mother-daughter duo share tips on growing up, wearing makeup and more
In terms of famous mother-daughter duos, is there a pair more precious than Goldie Hawn and Kate Hudson? They both have sparkling smiles, contagious laughs and a knack for starring in films that become instant classics. (We’re not the only ones who could watch Death Becomes Her and How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days on repeat, right?) As for their relationship, red carpet snaps and paparazzi shots alike would lead you to believe that they’re an IRL Lorelai and Rory Gilmore. Well, after speaking to the pair on the phone earlier this month, I can indeed confirm: Goldie Hawn and Kate Hudson finish each other’s sentences, make each other laugh and have a genuine mother-daughter rapport that makes you wish they’d adopt you. All of this is to say, it’s no wonder that Almay selected them as brand ambassadors for Mother’s Day. (Psst, it’s Sunday, May 12!) Kate’s been working with Almay since 2010, but this is Goldie’s first involvement with the brand, so I asked the duo about their thoughts on makeup, growing up and more. Read more »
Inside Holt Renfrew’s new hr2 store at Vaughan Mills: 25,000 square feet of affordable designer duds
Holt Renfrew’s got a brand new bag. Well, lots of ‘em. And they’re real affordable, too. hr2, Holt Renfrew’s new budget-friendly kid sister opened its doors at Toronto’s Vaughan Mills megamall today and is sure to make designer diehards on a budget jump for joy.
Boasting 25,000 square feet of off-price (translation: cheaper) designer womenswear, menswear, footwear, accessories and jewellery, hr2 carries over 150 covet-worthy brands including Diane von Furstenberg, Michael Michael Kors, Alice + Olivia, Burberry, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Prada and Mulberry. And while most brands are already being carried at Holt Renfrew, hr2′s product range is wholly unique.
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