Walking away with an astonishing total of six music awards, Adele was among the most celebrated individuals at this year’s Grammy Awards Show. Equally victorious in her stroll down the red carpet, she successfully captured the essence of old Hollywood glamour donning a black, custom-made, sequined Armani gown.
The singer wore the stunning dress proudly, displaying to the world her new slimmer look. Even her manicure was spectacular, with the underside of her nails painted red to match the signature red soles of the sparkling silver Christian Louboutins she wore.
The occasion was nothing less than a truly triumphant night as the audience and viewers recognized and celebrated an artist’s raw talent and courageous recovery (prior to the event the singer underwent surgery for a hemorrhaged vocal cord).
And now, as if Adele’s passionate and sultry voice couldn’t possibly be more praised, Vogue Magazine enlists the inspirational songstress as their newest fashion icon.
Already out on shelves, Adele graces the coveted cover of the Vogue March Edition. The once shy and timid British beauty who has captured hearts and taken the entire music scene by storm is quite the fashion icon. Her individual style: the classic glamour of old Hollywood Noir.
Check out her six-page spread and interview in next month’s Vogue March edition- Nobody can negate the fact that she looks absolutely exquisite.
Raf Simons is leaving Jil Sander after almost seven years as Creative Director. Clearly, reporting on fashion week entails more than just runway commentary as the latest announcement took place off the runway.
The news comes just two days before the Jil Sander show is scheduled to take place during Milan Fashion Week. History is in the making as this will be the final collection presented by Simons for the label.
Rumor has it he may be filling the coveted spot at Christian Dior. Also making its way through the rumor mill-Simons may replace Stefano Pilati at YSL (this departure has not been confirmed).
So who will replace Simons? He is officially stepping down Monday, Feb 27th at which point he may be announcing his successor.
While we’re at it, we’ll just through one more itsy-bitsy rumor into the mill. Will Jil Sander herself return to the label that bears her name?
We’ll keep you posted. The Jil Sander show is set for Saturday Feb. 25.
Let’s be honest … the best part about changing seasons is that we get to makeover our whole wardrobe. Head to toe, spring is a time for rejuvenation and reinvention. And where better to start than from the bottom up?
Nothing says spring like a fabulous pair of wedges. Vibrant colors add pop to just about any outfit and work well to update your look. Throw on a floral pair with a simple dress or keep it classic with muted and nude tones. Just about anything goes.
Little details can make a big impact, as can be seen with the ever so popular ankle strap that is making a comeback. It’s simple, sexy and helps keep those darn shoes on … we don’t hate it!
So head to the salon for a pedicure and whip those gorgeous legs of yours into shape because spring is in the air.
If you haven’t seen it, the Burberry Prorsum Fall 2012 RTW Collection is a must see, must have, must buy. Well-seasoned Chief Creative Officer, Christopher Bailey, joined Burberry in 2001. Prior to Burberry, he designed womenswear for Gucci (1996-2001) and Donna Karan (1994-1996).
Bailey has a keen sense of street meets high-fashion and is able to indulge in his personal sources of inspiration – the less-glamorous streets of London or his fascination with the Gilded Youth all while holding true to the classic Burberry aesthetic.
Immediately, as the first look descended the runway, bellows pockets and peplum and cinched waists were the small details that grabbed our attention in a huge way. The show was titled Town and Field – the words were used to define a collection in which Bailey made a successful attempt to combine opposites and form a connection between the two distinct ideologies.
The big finish - making it rain in true Burberry fashion.
Outerwear seemed to dominate the collection; but in no way did it become weighed down. Jackets were shown in a variety of lengths and styles. Bailey’s intent was to take the field jacket, the quilted jacket and the trench and modernize them. He did so by cinching the waists with belts such as the elasticized bow belt that we saw in a variety of colors or the animal head belts.
Paired with ruffled pencil skirts, printed shift dresses and knits and blouses adorned with owls and dogs, each jacket or coat took on a distinct personality.
Rich tones of Autumn, luxurious fabrics and every detail from the small bows that served as epaulets to the eclectic assortment of gloves made for a completely satisfying Burberry experience.
As for accessories, bags and clutches were not to be overlooked. Over-sized totes and duffel-shaped handle bags were seen in the beginning of the show and studded and zipped clutches accessorized the latter part of the show.
We would love to add every single image to this post because we adored all of it but we managed to pick out a few favorites. To view the complete collection visit Style.com or watch the show here.
Marni speaks to the modern ‘vintage enthusiast’…which is ever-present these days. Marni’s designs have been noted as being ‘quirky, feminine, off-beat, and funky’…sounding like every friend we’ve ever had. But for years, most of us ladies who gush over Consuelo Castiglioni’s designs haven’t been able to shell out the big bucks to purchase them. Mark March 8th in your calendar, because the day is drawing near for this coveted Italian design house to join the affordable bandwagon.
On Friday night, a private LA party was held to reveal Marni’s new line for H&M. Among the attendees – Drew Barrymore, Winona Ryder, Jessica Chastain, Sofia Coppola, Milla Jovovich, and Rashida Jones. All were decked out in Marni’s new looks for the event, to support the new venture with the Swedish retail clothing company. Although Marni does appeal to women initially, they are also releasing a menswear line with H&M. Both collections are set to be released to the public on March 8th…and rumor has it, online as well.
See a video from the party below, the Sofia Coppola directed lookbook and photos of the full collection:
The final day of New York Fashion Week came with some unfortunate news as the previous night we heard of the passing of fashion icon and socialite, Zelda Kaplan. Her unique style and grace will be missed.
She told The Post in 2010, “I wish more people would have [clothes] made for them. But so many Americans want to look like everybody else . . . I hate to wear what everybody else is wearing . . . I don’t think people should be happy to be a clone.”
As in all aspects of life, the show must go on. Especially in the world of fashion. We decided to feature the Ralph Lauren Fall 2012 RTW Collection today as our favorite pick. The collection shows his legendary range so well, it’s capable of standing alone.
For starters, the boyish looks that kicked off the show set to the soundtrack of Downtown Abbey offered an updated, Ralph Lauren touch to what could have been a dated look. Animal prints, fur collars, spot-on tailoring, pops of color and mixed-prints co-mingled to create well-suited pairings.
To continue the the suiting theme, silk-velvet combinations were shown in black as well as red and deep violet jewel tones. Top hats, black gloves and canes served as accessories. A bold touch of fuchsia towards the end of the show added some spark in the form of two gowns, shown in strapless and one-shouldered designs.
Towards the end, gold shimmered with black as an anchor. This portion of the show had a modern appeal though inspiration seemed to stem from the twenties through the usage of beading and embroidery in flapper and column dresses.
And there it is, New York Fashion Week in a series of highlights from the beginning to the end. Until next season New York, we’re off to London!
Feb 12, 2011 – Amidst the hubbub and bustle of New York Fashion Week, bloggers aplenty have been capturing the stylish scene in the way only a blogger could. Blogging has made a permanent name for itself in the world of everything…namely, fashion. So shouldn’t they deserve their own recognition? Cue the MyHabit.com Bloglovin’ Awards of 2012. And the award goes to…
Leandra Medine, or the ‘ManRepeller’ as she’s coined herself (which is funny since she just recently got engaged to a man)…makes an acceptable mockery out of the fashion industry. She’s hilarious, witty, and knows all the good digs.
Werelse is a trio of international fashion blogging collaboration goodness. This superblog is comprised of Chiara Ferragni (of The Blonde Salad), Andy Torres (Style Scrapbook) and Carolina Engman (Fashion Squad). With three, you can’t miss a beat.
Everyone needs a hub of fashion news to cling to at every moment of the day. Fashionista won because they deserve it. Covering every rumor, fact, show, new release, and trend…it’s no wonder they took home the award.
Tommy Ton is worldly. Originally from Toronto, this successful photography decided to start his own street style blog in 2005 without looking back, and it’s paying off. His lens captures the intricacy of a costume and the beauty of the whole spectrum of style.
This Swede/Moroccan knockout won because she looks ridiculously gorgeous in everything and wears it well. Kenza is an entrepreneur, what with the blog and her own shoe and clothing collections (Wildflower and Jofama).