Some of our favourite fashion talents were celebrated last night at the 2011 British Fashion Awards in London, with Sarah Burton, Mary Katrantzou, and Charlotte Olympia (to name a few) coming out on top in their respective categories. As always, what everyone was wearing was equally top of our minds, and we’ve especially enjoyed these neat little red carpet photo combos of megawatt designer avec megawatt muse (or muse-come-designer in Victoria Beckham’s case). In one corner, we’ve got the bright-young-thing duo of Christopher Kane and Alexa Chung donning a look from his Spring 2012 collection, and with Charlotte Olympia kitten heels. In the other, you’ve got the black-on-black pairing of Marc Jacobs and Beckham in her own design (may we just say, Vicky’s looking less extreme than usual, and we like it) The always-cool McCartney and Moss duo triumph with Stella in a sexy-tomboy suit and Kate in all-over fishnet. So, who takes the cake for the best dressed duo?
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Alexa Chung and Rachel Weisz both showed off new hair this week: loose, piece-y bangs that hit below the brow line. Frankly, we’re not sure if the look works for either. While Chung is usually the queen of turning casualwear into pretty and polished, she looked rather frazzled at the 2011 British Fashion Awards. (However, she still won the British Style Award!) Actually, Chung’s makeup artist should take some of the blame. While “no makeup” is on trend, it still requires a solid base—by the end of the night, Chung’s dewy skin just looked washed out. And with the new messy bangs hiding her eyebrows, the rest of her features seem to fade away. Read more »
PFW style snaps: We spotted Alexa Chung, Jessica Biel, Salma Hayek, and more outside Chloé and Stella McCartney
If you thought we’d somehow run out of ways to wow with our Parisian style snaps, you thought wrong. Today, we present 54 wows in the form of Alexa Chung, Jessica Biel, Salma Hayek, and a bunch of stunning accessory shots. Go ahead, wow it up.
Old-school fashion rules are generally to our benefit. In a world of muffin tops and visible panty lines, they give us some Emily Post–like structure on how to flatter our bodies and look put together in the currently “anything goes” state of sartorial modernism. That being said there are some rules that just aren’t relevant anymore, limiting your wardrobe instead of making the most of it. Here, we learn from Hollywood’s finest that rules really are made to be broken.
By Laura deCarufel
It was always going to be major, the kind of major that connotes italics and inspires emails with the subject line “OMG”—or, more accurately, “Oh mon Dieu.” Last night’s Chanel Cruise 2012 show was a heavenly—and très French—affair.
For starters, the location: The fabled Hotel du Cap Eden Roc, perched on a cliff in the south of France, has the vibe of a continental Gatsby mansion, complete with cream hue, palm trees, and a pathway-cum-runway leading from the terraced steps down to a rock wall overlooking an infinity pool.
Tables with striped umbrellas were set up along the runway so that everyone had a front row seat. Waiting for the show to begin, I sipped chilled Perrier-Jouet and watched the other guests smoke and double-kiss. Most of them were wearing Chanel, and all of them were wearing it differently. A French reporter dressed up a pair of jeans with a black lace dress accessorized only with a cigarette. Princess Caroline of Monaco chose a monochromatic ivory look (satin blouse and trousers), while screen stars Anna Mouglalis and Vanessa Paradis were chic in classic black.
The stylish set hit the desert this past weekend for Coachella, the three-day celebration of hot new bands in the California sun. In and amongst a huge crowd rocking out to the likes of Kanye West, Interpol, The Strokes and The Arcade Fire, Toronto gal Lauren Baker (owner and curator of one of the city’s most beloved designer consignment and vintage stores, LAB Consignment) was snapping photos of some of the cutest guys and gals, including a one Miss Alexa Chung.