Style Scoop: Blake Lively is as Good as Gold, Lift Elizabeth Olsen’s Veil, Hedi Slimane’s $68,000 Dress

By  August 15, 2013

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After Blake Lively got Lucky, she circled China to grace Elle‘s September issue there. The Gossip Girl alum accented her signature blonde locks with a sumptuous gold gown from Gucci Fall 2013. We’re pretty sure she smelled of Gucci Premiere, too. [Fashion Gone Rogue]

Elizabeth Olsen is doing a fine job of filling Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen‘s starlet shoes. While her older twin sisters are dominating the design space, Elizabeth is moving up Hollywood and fashion’s ranks. Her latest conquest is the cover of Dazed & Confused magazine where she’s veiled in Miu Miu. [The Fashion Spot]

We know couture can cost a pretty penny, but our minds were still blown by Hedi Slimane‘s $68,000 Saint Laurent creation. “What people didn’t see in the grunge was that literally 40 percent of the pieces were handmade in the old atelier,” Slimane tells Vogue about a Fall 2013 babydoll dress and his other expensive offerings. The magazine also points out “Few realized that the price was a function of the hundreds of hours of tailoring involved.” Guess we won’t complain about inflation at our local dry cleaner anymore. [Racked]

If sexy went by any other name, it would be called Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. The model-turned-film star helped us reflect over fall trends in an alluring, mirrored shoot for Número Tokyo in pieces from Balmain, Burberry, and more. [Fashion Gone Rogue]

J. Crew is exploding on to the London scene—literally. In addition to featuring life-size, three-dimensional taxis at its upcoming Regent Street flagship, the brand is installing a “Blossom Explosion” mural at its women’s store just 15 minutes away. The work, led by set designer Shona Heath, will make it seem like a tree is growing on the side of the Draycott Avenue building. [WWD]

With Labor Day rearing its end-of-summer head, now’s the time to get as much sand, surf, and sea as possible. Soludos, famous for its beach-ready espadrilles, is stepping out of familiar territory and into the sneaker game with its first range of rubber-soled shoes. [ELLE]