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Editor Picks: Sunny Styles on our Wish List

By  July 21, 2014

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Channeling cool California thrills and oceanside elegance, we’re wishing for cultivated West Coast-esque pieces for our summer apparel this season. We want that laid-back feel with an elevated edge—seashore style with a polished finish.

Each piece on our wish list is an essential for a complete warm-weather wardrobe. The first, a pair of frayed denim shorts, rough around the edges, is a timeless must-have with aesthetic appeal that increases with age. Pair with a sleek oxford shirt tucked in and swank sandals to offset the relaxed look of the shorts. The ideal outfit for a walk on the beach, the ensemble requires just one final touch: the right pair of sunglasses. Serengeti “Serena” sunnies offer a vintage vibe via their classic shape—but also an air of luxury with the fine craftsmanship they display. Made with Ultra-Light glass lenses, photochromic technology that allows the glasses to adapt to changing light conditions, and Spectral Control, which manages colors within the visible light spectrum for stunning, high-definition contrast and hue enhancement, these sunglasses are the ultimate way to view the summer sky. Mix up your look up with another retro-chic pair from Serengeti—the always effortlessly cool “Medium Aviator” frame. Also offering photochromic technology, which constantly lightens and darkens throughout the day to ensure you see every detail of your summer surroundings, these beauties are ultra refined, perfectly timeless, and always chic.

1. Oxford long sleeve shirt, available at UNIQLO for $29.90
2. Serengeti “Serena,” available at Serengetti-eyewear.com for $249.99
3. Serengeti “Medium Aviator,” available at Serengetti-eyewear.com for $229.99
4. XL straw beach tote, available at Henri Bendel for $149
5. Marni jeweled flower ponyskin sandals, available at Luisaviaroma.com for $490
6. Rag & Bone “Mila” cut-off denim shorts, available at Net-a-porter.com for $165

 

 

Style Snaps: July 21, 2014

By  July 21, 2014

MariaMPostEvery day, we bring you celebrity sightings and stylings as seen everywhere from the streets to the red carpet. Whether they’re dolled up or dressed down, we can’t resist the need to know who wore what.

Maria Menounos is busy. She’s promoting her new book, gearing up for her role at E! Entertainment and even watches her own life on the small screen on her reality TV series Chasing Maria Menounos—but somehow, she does it all looking fantastic. Whether she’s signing copies of The Everygirl’s Guide to Diet and Fitness or turning up on the red carpet, Menounos knows how to flaunt the body she’s worked so hard to achieve.

 

Style Scoop: A Decade of Diane, Bill Cunningham Spills It to Fern Mallis, Kanye West is So GQ

By  July 21, 2014

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Diane von Furstenberg’s term as the Council of Fashion Designers of America will continue until 2016. “An additional two years will make it a decade of Diane with the time spent on strengthening the board and organizational development,” CFDA CEO Steven Kolb said. In addition to Diane reigning supreme, the Council added 30 new designers! [Women’s Wear Daily]

Fern Mallis tried for two years to get New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham to agree to a Q/A with her at 92Y in New York City. Cunningham politely declined in a handwritten letter only to end up changing his mind over a glass of white wine. “Poor Bill was horrified and so apoplectic in his apology,” Mallis said of the photographer spilling a glass of wine on her saffron chiffon caftanlike frock she wore to the CFDA Awards. “I told him, ‘It’s OK. It’s clear. It will dry. If it had been red wine, I would have killed you.’” The two will have their sitdown on September 3. [Women’s Wear Daily]

Kanye West is on the August cover of GQ magazine and inside the pages of the glossy, the rapper let it slip that he isn’t always so paparazzi-ready. “I hope we don’t see no paparazzi today,” West said during the interview. “Because I’m still getting acquainted with these jogging pants I threw on. Like, ‘That’s not my statement!” The article is full of statements that are gems reminiscent of Ye were knew and loved (pre-Kardashian). [GQ]

For the fifth season in a row, Daria Werbowy is face of Celine’s Fall 2014 campaign—in addition to staring in ads for Mango, Equipment, AG Jeans. The model looks stunning in a long black coat with white buttons, a pair of oversized tweed trousers and a delectable mustard yellow bag. [Fashionista]

Speaking of fashion advertisements, Edie Campbell, her family, and her horse, Dolly, are staring in Lanvin’s fall ad campaign to celebrate the French fashion house’s 125th anniversary. [The Cut]

Lastly, for a fashionable, full-circle moment, DVF is taking over a main entrance and 12 windows at the Galeries Lafayette flagship on Boulevard Haussman from Septemeber 3 to 30 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of her infamous wrap dress. There will be a special event there in late September to coincide with Paris Fashion Week. [Women's Wear Daily]

Instagram Diary: Mercedes Benz Miami Swim Week 2015

By  July 21, 2014

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Sun, swim, and style–yep it’s another season of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim shows. I hop on the short flight to Miami to check out the scene for the weekend. Follow along my Instagram diary for the latest trends in beauty and bikinis.

The Book Of Vuitton

By  July 21, 2014

LVBookLouis Vuitton is making a monogrammed mark on your coffee table this fall with a photography book of epic proportions. Louis Vuitton Fashion Photography is an album that brings together nearly 200 images by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, Henry Clarke, Patrick Demarchelier, Annie Leibovitz, Peter Lindbergh, Craig McDean, Steven Meisel, Helmut Newton, Juergen Teller, Mario Testino, Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. The book features everything from Louis Vuitton products to advertising campaigns to fashion articles from the 50s to present day. It’s divided into three main sections, each of which has an introduction by photography writer and curator Charlotte Cotton: fashion articles since 1977, Louis Vuitton ad campaigns and flashback to the fifties. The limited-edition work features a white canvas cover with one of three photographs. It will be available starting October 1 (in English and French, of course), in select Louis Vuitton stores and at louisvuitton.com for $130.

Take A Walk In Olivia Palermo’s Shoes

By  July 21, 2014

OliviaPalermoAquazurraIt looks like new hubby Johannes Huebl isn’t the only significant man in Olivia Palermo’s life. The ever-stylish model/actress/lifestyle guru is launching into yet another project–this time with Edgardo Osorio of Aquazurra. With shoes as her medium, this one seems like Palermo’s most fitting venture yet. She is collaborating on a capsule collection of six shoe styles for the Florence-based footwear label. Dubbed Aquazzura x Olivia Palermo, the collection will launch globally in September at retailers including Lane Crawford, Saks Fifth Avenue, Tsum, Holt Renfrew and Net-a-porter (which has the online exclusive).

This project comes out of Palermo’s support for the label: “She’s always wearing the shoes,” Osorio said. “We’re friends and we were talking more than a year ago about a small capsule that would be Olivia’s eye and aesthetic but with the Aquazzura style.” And Palermo insists that her over-the-knee boots, bejeweled sandals, gladiators, snakeskin pumps and suede booties will not break the bank. Prices range from $600 to $1,625 because “everything is so expensive these days and you still want to have things that you can find and have quality and the design aesthetic and be happy,” according to Palermo. We’ll give her credit for designing glamorous high-quality shoes, but we beg to differ on the “expensive” factor.Good thing we still have some time to save up for a pair of these babies.

Christophe Lemaire Leaves Hermes

By  July 21, 2014

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Hermès artistic director of womenswear, Christophe Lemaire, is leaving his post after four years to work on his own eponymous label.

“Working for Hermès has been a great pleasure: a profoundly enriching experience on both a human and professional level,” Lemaire said in a statement. “I am proud of what we have built together. My own label is growing in an important way and I now really want and need to dedicate myself to it fully.”

Hermès CEO Axel Dumas said of Lemaire, “I am very grateful to Christophe for the passion with which he has addressed and enriched the expression of our house in women’s ready-to-wear. Under his artistic direction the métier has renewed its aesthetic and produced very satisfactory financial results.”

Before Lemare joined Hermès (replacing John Paul Gaultier), he was the creative director at Lacoste. “When Pierre-Alexis Dumas called me, I was surprised, astonished, at the same time, it seemed so obvious—the spirit of the brand—and we understood each other right away,” said the 45-year-old. “We both had the idea of treating a piece of clothing as an object, but linked to functionality and realism,” the designer said after his appointment.”

His final collection for the French fashion house will be the upcoming Spring-Summer 2015 collection that debuts in October.

Best of luck to him!

Behati Prinsloo and Adam Levine Are Married!

By  July 20, 2014

2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon CarterBehati Prinsloo and Adam Levine officially tied the knot!

True to reports, the couple married in Flora Farms in Los Cabos, Mexico, on Saturday evening, in front of 275 of their closest friends. Guests included Prinsloo’s closest friend, Coco Rocha as well as Robert Downey Jr and Levine’s bandmates. As for the dress, no pictures have emerged yet, but Prinsloo wore a custom made Marchesa gown for her walk down the aisle.

Celebrations began on Friday night, with a welcome dinner for the entire party. Prinsloo and Levine welcomed their guests with a beachside dinner of Mexican food and churros at the exclusive El Dorado Golf & Beach Club private community. On Saturday evening, as guests sat to watch the couple become husband and wife, Levine’s bandmates played an acoustic medley.

We’ll be anxiously waiting to see the Marchesa wedding gown Prinsloo described as “bohemian, very beachy, very me.”

Style Snaps: July 18, 2014

By  July 18, 2014

NicolaPeltzPostimgEvery day, we bring you celebrity sightings and stylings as seen everywhere from the streets to the red carpet. Whether they’re dolled up or dressed down, we can’t resist the need to know who wore what.

Nineteen-year-old actress Nicola Peltz is making quite a splash, both on the big screen and the red carpet as she makes press rounds for her upcoming film, Transformers: Age of Extincion. As much as we’re looking forward to another installation of the Transformers saga, we have to say that what we’re really paying attention to is Peltz’s developing style. We’re already seen her command the carpet on a few occasions, and her most recent look confirms (it’s the classiest crop top we’ve ever seen!) that she’s one budding fashionista to keep an eye on.


Style Scoop: Rachel Roy Gets a New Owner, Beyoncé’s Clothes Rock & Roll, Blake Lively Explains What Preserve Means

By  July 18, 2014

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Rachel Roy may not lose her line after all. In March, we found out that Jones Group, who held the purse strings for her eponymous label, would no longer support it. Initially, there were talks that Roy would just produce the collection herself but now she won’t have to! Topson Downs of California is set to acquire a 50% stake in the Rachel Roy brand. Topson will own the trademarks to Roy’s brand while she will keep all of the creative control. [Women’s Wear Daily]

Yeah, B! Beyoncé’s most iconic outfits from her career will have a home at the The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, beginning July 22. Looks will include the white tank top and shorts from her “Crazy in Love” video, the Single Ladies leotard, her 2012 Givenchy Met Gala gown, and her Super Bowl XLVII performance. “When we looked at the depth of the amount of stuff that she was willing to send, we just thought, ‘The only way we can really showcase these items is to put them in the Legends of Rock area in the museum,’ which really is the spot that we have to pay tribute to legends of rock, which Beyoncé has proven herself to be,” said museum curator Meredith Rutledge-Borger. [Time]

When we first heard that former Gossip Girl star, Blake Lively, was starting a new lifestyle site called Preserve, we scratched our head a bit at the name. We couldn’t understand why. Well, Vogue’s August cover girl is setting things straight inside the glossy. “She is, in essence, using all the modern-day digital tricks of the trade to shine a light on—to preserve—all those finer, simpler things in American life that are in danger of getting touch-screened into extinction, trampled on by the medium itself,” Vogue reports. It will be neat trick if she can pull it off. [Vogue]

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, model turned denim designer? Looks like it! Whitely is the face of Paige Denim, but that isn’t where the partnership ends. She teased her new #projectintheworks on Instagram with a photo holding a pair of jeans. “With her effortless, chic-off duty style I can’t think of a more perfect ambassador for our brand,” Paige Adams-Geller said. “She will be the face and inspiration of the spring campaign when the collection launches in January 2015. Rosie is infectious on and off the camera and we share so many of the same interests and passions. I can’t wait to see what our future holds. Working together will be an exciting adventure and a dream come true.” [Glam Chic]

Your chances of getting snapped by a street-style photographer just became a million times better. Style consultant and street-style star Yasmin Sewell is collaborating with Barneys New York on an 18-piece collection of statement outerwear pieces, classic separates and interesting proportions. “There’s a need for functionality that has to be met with a great taste level… and a certain timelessness,” Sewell said. “This collection is really personal to me: in many ways it is like my ultimate wardrobe.” Yes, one that we would like to own. [Glamour]