In a subconscious salute to Breast Cancer Awareness Month, my radar has been on high alert for closet staples like silk camisoles, slip dresses, structured ladylike handbags and pointy-toed pumps —all tricked out in variations of this month’s most important hue: pink. One of my favorite colors on the spectrum, pink manages a range of delicate to girlish, fun-loving to Friday night while maintaining this month’s focus on a cause that’s touched so many lives. We’ve picked out some of the best pink hued items to don for October — from haute’s F/W collections to fast fashions “it” girl favorites, but we want to see your favorites too. Send us your best pink looks and let’s help keep Breast Cancer in the forefront of the national conversation.
Baring your midriff is certainly daring and utterly on-trend, but how does a gal show a little skin without risking over-exposure? A single mid-section cutout of course! Seen on the style-set likes of Diane Kruger, Kate Hudson and Allison Williams, a midriff cutout manages to exude sex appeal and elegance without trying to hard. Not to mention the way the look spices up the red carpet and is flashy enough to underplay hair and makeup — it’s a perfect cocktail party staple. Designers like Michael Kors, Altuzarra and Marios Schwab have caught on and are offering up some seriously stylish takes on the look, so we thought we’d present our evidence in the form of their latest red-carpet converts. Enjoy!
Summer’s lazy days are a prime time to keep your head in the clouds, but why stop there? Floating in from nearly everywhere, a cloudy sky print trend is on the rise, popping up on everything — tees, makeup cases, dresses, pants, even jewelry — everything. From high-end to street style, designers and “it” girls alike are walking on air with this warm-weather look. And we can’t think of any reason not to join them. So here are a few of our favorite cloud-style picks.read more
If that tie-dye t-shirt from college has been forever banished to your workout wardrobe, it can stay there. Tie-die is completely on-trend for Spring 2013 and snapping up the best in the retro color-wash has never been easier. Designers like Michael Kors, Vince Camuto and BCBG are doing the dirty work for you (and saving your sink, bathtub and washer/dryer from those wretched DIY dyes)—eschewing the t-shirt in favor of much more adult worthy fare. Choosing a tie-die look from this rainbow’s array of multi-silhouetted dresses, overthrows, jeans, and swimsuits are just the thing to take the trend from dorm room drab to day-time fab—a perfect look from poolside to party.
Due to scheduling conflicts, we’ll be missing the genuine mentorship designer Michael Kors spew season after season on Project Runway. After ten great seasons, he’ll be exiting the runway and making room for mentee designer Zac Posen.
“This was an amazing opportunity,” Posen told the San Francisco Chronicle. “I hope I’m here to give a new perspective to the designers.”
Kors will make a cameo during the season finale as a guest judge. Other guests making an appearance this season include Joan Rivers, Bette Midler and Project Runway past winner Christian Siriano.
This year we’ll be getting a different dose of the reality show. Contestants will be collaborating as teams instead of individuals.
“You can imagine the designers’ reactions when we first told them,” Klum, an executive producer, said, “but it resulted in some really interesting conflicts and partnerships. And that is how designers work in the real world – they do have to work on teams and manage teams – you get to understand their personalities more.”
We’re looking forward to an exciting show. Hopefully the designers sit well with the news of the changes.read more
Lucky Brand is about to throw its hat into yet another fashion ring… and this one’s for ladies with curves!
The beloved denim brand has announced a new addition to it’s label, Lucky Plus!
Lucky Plus will include a 75 piece range of blouses, knitwear, t-shirts, jeans, leggings and dresses, including the brand’s signature stretch and mid rise “Ginger” jean, in skinny, straight and boot cuts, with a whole slew of different washes and colors (even corduroy). Lucky Plus tops (blouses and knitwear) will include sizing up to 3X, while the jeans will include up to size 24, and since Lucky’s current sizing only goes up to 18 (and you have to order those online), that opens up a whole new range of fashion savvy looks for plus size ladies. Most of the collection will launch in the fall — you’ll have to wait until the holiday season to get your hands on the leggings and dresses — and will be priced from $50 to $129.
“We are particularly excited for the launch of this collection as we recognized a void in the plus-size marketplace for an accessible, premium denim,” CEO Dave DeMattei said in a statement. “Our goal is to be inclusive of all body types when creating clothing.”
And with more and more brands embracing the fact that we’re not all built the same (The Limited’s Eloquii, Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren and Elie Tahari have all recently launched plus-sizing), curvier girls can stay perfectly on-trend without have to scour the racks for the right sizing.
You’ll be able to find Lucky Plus at select department stores like Macy’s and Nordstrom, as well as on its own e-commerce site.