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Top Fall 2014 Trends: 226 runway and street style photos of fashion month’s 10 biggest moments


Fall 2014 Trends

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Your first time at any international fashion week will teach you a valuable lesson: You need a fur. And not just any Margot Tenenbaum style granny hand-me-down. A fur so intricately patterned, multi-layered and artificially coloured, that it has to be designer. Given its place at the apex of the top Fall 2014 trends, you’d think recessionary times were long gone—it’s virtually everywhere, from a hyper colour mink at Altuzarra to a fluffy red dress at Prada. Wear it with caution or as Dior prescribes, dangle it over your arm like it’s no big d. Let the fur fly, scruples or otherwise.

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Gucci’s spring fringe bag cements its It status on the backs of 6 ultra-cool DJs


Gucci Fringe DJ Pixie Geldof

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Gucci’s original bamboo handle is getting a major high fashion upgrade for Spring 2014. Hot on the heels of the release of the brand’s latest short film, “The Fringe”, the luxury Italian fashion house has commissioned fashion’s most sought after female DJs to give their spin on the coveted bag. Providing their It girl statuses to the campaign are Harley-Viera Newton, Leigh Lezark, Pixie Geldof, JaKissa Taylor-Semple (DJ Kiss), and Chelsea Leyland.
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Oscars 2014: 20 of the red carpet’s best dressed at this year’s Academy Awards

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Oscars 2014 Red Carpet

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Nothing brightens a blustery winter’s eve like some Hollywood glitz and glam. Like every good red carpet devotee, we were glued to the screen to catch all the glitz and glamour from the 86th Academy Awards in Los Angeles. We scoured the Oscars 2014 red carpet for our best-dressed actresses of the night, and without further ado, your nominees for Best Dressed are…

Breakout movie and style star of the year Best Actress in a Supporting Role winner for 12 Years a Slave Lupita Nyong’o pulled out all the stops in a periwinkle Prada princess gown complete with Fred Leighton headband and jewels. She’s been on a roll this season with carefully chosen frocks and gowns so it came as no surprise that she made the cut—we’re officially #TeamLupita. Fellow Best Actress in a Supporting Role nominee Jennifer Lawrence was next level in a red Dior peplum gown, which she yet again managed to trip on with cool girl ease.

Given her glamorous turn in American Hustle, it was only fitting that Best Actress nominee Amy Adams brought some retro glamour to the event. Keeping her best-dressed streak alive, Adams opted for a strapless Gucci Premiere gown, styling her signature red locks in a slick updo. Also sticking to the recent long blue dress trend was Sandra Bullock in Alexander McQueen. Always one to flawlessly flaunt her eccentric taste, Cate Blanchett maintained her ethereal style in a breathtaking appliqued gown by Armani Prive.

And of course, the Oscars 2014 red carpet wouldn’t have been complete without awards show mainstay Julia Roberts, marking 24 years since her first nomination, wearing Givenchy. Never one to be outdone, the legendary Meryl Streep celebrated her 18th nomination in 35 years, looking as good as ever in Lanvin.

With such a variety of looks and styles, it easy to see why the Oscars 2014 red carpet is arguably the year’s biggest bonanza of beauty and dazzling gowns. Closing out a season of terrific award shows styles with several Best Dressed nominee newcomers, it was tough to pick our favourite from the night. Who was your best dressed? Cast your vote now!
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Is the blue dress this year’s definitive red carpet trend?

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Blue Red Carpet Trend 2014

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While the LBD is a term we all know and love, the acronym has a new meaning in the most recent hottest red carpet trend: the Long Blue Dress. We first saw the look back in January with Amy Adams’ amazingly vivid Antonio Berardi dress at the SAG Awards. Since then, Adams and others, have opted for bold blue hues over the ole faithful black. Is this a preview of what’s to come this weekend at the Academy Awards?

Wearing a head-to-toe colour can sometimes give off a certain vibe—a slinky red dress will always have sexy undertones for example—but blue is much more versatile. Take Beyoncé’s sequined blue dress by Vrettos Vrettakos at the Brit Awards and Amy Adams’ teal Frocktalk by Kristin Burke look for example. Two very different looks—one modern, the other old Hollywood glamour—were achieved despite being similar shades and both long sleeved floor length silhouettes.

Similarly, Olivia Munn’s plunging J. Mendel open-back gown featured a definite retro hourglass shape but was updated thanks to the unexpected bright blue colour. A red or white version of the dress would have felt a little stale or predictable—going for an unusual shade of blue makes gives the dress that little something extra. The same goes for Ellie Goulding’s recent Roberto Cavalli number where a rich hue of royal blue gives the fairly casual silhouette some oomph.
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From the March 2014 issue: Sparks fly in this spring-ready metallic photo shoot


March 2014 Metallic Photo Shoot


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Add spark to your spring with metallic threads, embossed leather and sequins galore. For this shoot from our current print issue, photographer Chris Nicholls and stylist Fiona Green took inspiration from shine-rich collections like Gucci, Versace and Lanvin. For more on the trend, visit our Spring 2014 trends guide.

Spring Beauty 2014: 109 photos of the top trends and must-have products this season


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Photography: Runway by Peter Stigter; Product by Carlo Mendoza

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Ready to refresh your makeup bag? The beauty trends for Spring 2014 are all about colour, texture and letting your skin shine. Gone are last season’s moody berry shades, deep lips and velvet skin finishes. For Spring 2014, the top beauty trends include popsicle-orange lips, eyeshadows in every pastel shade under the sun and a whole lotta love for gold pigments. For those less inclined to pile on the product, good news: the no makeup makeup look is also trending this season. Read more »

Milan Fashion Week: Quirky Fall 2014 wardrobe updates from Gucci, Fausto Puglisi and more


Gucci Fall 2014

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Day/Night. Boy/Girl. Work/Play. It’s all blurring into one wonderful mash-up of luxe here at opening day of Milan Fashion Week Fall 2014.

At Gucci, there were leather tuxedo shirts that won’t need to wait for a black tie invite to venture out of the house. And simple dresses with crystal bibs could be worn anywhere, depending who you want to dazzle. Alberta Ferretti wove metallic threads through tweed, put boyfriend sweaters over feathered skirts, and gave outerwear the sort of decorative treatments usually reserved for evening gowns.

Glitter/flannel and ribbed knits/chiffon were common pairings at No. 21, where feathers were sometimes added to the mix.

Fausto Puglisi’s bright geometrics and kitschy Statue of Liberty prints were often splashed with crystals and metal lightening bolts.

Otherwise, the day was pretty humourless with somber tones of army green, tawny brown and banker gray. And the dour palette along with lots of shaggy furs and boiled woolens ultimately put the day’s offerings in the cool weather zone.

Still, categorizing what we wear by gender, season or purpose is starting to feel very passé.

SAG Awards 2014: Our top 12 red carpet picks


SAG Awards 2014 Red Carpet

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If there were one word to sum up the 20th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, it would be colour. All of our favourite stars opted for a bright flash on the red carpet, with nary a head-to-toe black ensemble in sight. Even Jennifer Lawrence’s Christian Dior Haute Couture column dress was an array of shimmering multi-coloured sequins that changed hues as she moved. Black, it seems, is so 2013.

Also on the darker end of things, Jennifer Garner opted for a custom midnight blue Max Mara gown, in her favourite strapless mermaid silhouette. Dame Helen Mirren once again showed how to look seductive and age appropriate with a gorgeous black gown, lifted with gold foliage embroidery, from the Escada Pre-Fall 2014 collection. The wide sash belt, pop of colour on the lips, and black and gold chandelier earrings all worked together seamlessly. We bow down to the greatness that is Dame Mirren.

Bringing some high-voltage blues to the red carpet were frequent best-dressed list toppers Lupita Nyong’o and Amy Adams, both in killer dresses. Nyong’o’s Gucci column dress featured an embellished neckline that was as unusual as it was jaw dropping. Matched with pared down jewels from Fred Leighton, the actress went on to win Best Supporting Actress for 12 Years A Slave in stunning fashion. Adams’ Antonio Berardi gown was perfectly accented with a coral lip, an embellished waist, and complementary green and blue drop earrings.
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