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.
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Kate Middleton gets 13 exclusive baby bump designs from Karl Lagerfeld, Donna Karan, Vera Wang and more
It’s time to say goodbye to fall’s dark lip colour, vivid eyeshadows and unforgiving hat-head. Spring is finally here, and we’re ready to freshen up with the latest spring beauty trends. Amidst the myriad of Spring 2013 beauty looks on the runway, nine key trends stood out. From minimalist 1990s beauty to vibrant blue eyeshadow, spring beauty has something for everyone. We’ve rounded up the top beauty trends for spring: Click through the best hair, makeup and nail trends from the Spring 2013 runway shows as well as the products you’ll need to get the looks. This fresh new beauty inspiration is sure to carry you through the season and right into fall. Read more »
Sitting in mixed media designer Karim Rashid’s Technicolour boardroom on a grey, drizzly morning is the fashion equivalent of a doppio espresso. The floor is swirled with a kaleidoscope of colours; the shelves are filled with his designs–most of them cartoon-y bright. Next to Mr. Rashid, who’s sporting his signature hot pink hue, I look somewhat less adventurous in my black ensemble. But, there’s just something quintessentially “New York” about a black-on-black look. It’s timeless; it evolves with you. Post-interview (psst, you can read all about our interview in FASHION’s May issue) I hurry over to the Donna Karan show, and almost bump into Broadway star Bernadette Peters with my pink and black polka dot umbrella. The space at Cedar Lake is so dark that show-goers use their iPhones to light the way to their respective seats. The noir theme continues when the show begins–the first 10 looks are all as dark as night, though anything but basic. It’s all about the details: cutouts, texture and sheer inserts. Very urban. Very Donna. Her show notes highlight the power of being a woman “with multiple passions, constantly on the go.” Outerwear, a highlight of the show, is a major developing trend for Fall 2013 (go figure) with so many coat styles to covet that it was hard to narrow them down. Here, however are 5 of the best.
Twilight Breaking Dawn Part Two Los Angeles Premiere: Kristen Stewart goes nude! Elle Fanning wears the Prada judo platforms!
On Friday, the Twilight Saga comes to a close. What has been an epic adventure of vampires, werewolves, and even a major Hollywood scandal for Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, ended with an old school glamour filled red carpet in Los Angeles last night.
Our favourite vampires in the saga pulled out all the stops for the finale of the series, Breaking Dawn: Part Two, but like in the movies (and life), Kristen Stewart stole the show. She perfected Hollywood glamour in a nude Zuhair Murad sheer gown (the same designer that we saw her wear during TIFF) that was slightly scandalous but sheer perfection. Wearing a nude bodysuit underneath, the starlet showed off skin in a classy way and wore a bold pink lip.
She walked the red carpet with Robert Pattinson, which seemed like nothing more than a publicist’s request and even smiled for the Twihards. However, KStew still wore the love token necklace that RPatz gave her, only this time, she wore it backwards ensuring the charm was secured at the nape of her neck and exposed by her swide-swept hair. Acting like the scandal never happened seems to be the best way to get everyone to move on.
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Even though New York Fashion Week’s Spring 2013 show season is only just winding down (and there are still three fashion capitals left to visit!), it’s never too early to predict trends. Here’s my breakdown of the top 10 trends from the runways this week:
New York Fashion Week Spring 2013: Karlie Kloss bakes cookies at DKNY, Naomi Campbell walks Zac Posen and more!
Blogger Bryanboy wins the biggest try-hard award. Wearing Alexander McQueen‘s mirrored visor, printed Prada brogues and a neon lime fur camera strap, he’s only an it-bag away from completef must-have overload.
Victoria Beckham‘s collections keep getting better and better. With husband David Beckham beaming from the front row, her new take on tailoring expands her offering beyond the beautiful, but now expected body-con dresses, into tailored separates territory. A pimento mini skirted suit and simple long-sleeve car coat stood out among the otherwise black and white palette.
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