By Katherine Fotinos May 17, 2013
Emma Watson walked the Cannes Film Festival red carpet for her upcoming movie, The Bling Ring, in some very interesting bling of her own. Complimenting her black and white sleek Chanel floor length dress, three sparkling ear cuffs lined the young actress’s cartilage. While this stylish hardware has been upping the edge of celeb’s ensembles for a while now, we have yet to see it worn in such a classy and sophisticated manner. Do you think Watson’s diamond encrusted ear cuffs were the appropriate accessory for her gorgeous monochrome gown? Browse our affordable ear-cuff roundup while you decide for yourself!
1. Mania Mania Idol Ear Cuff, available at Shopbop.com for $170
2. L’AGENCE Door Knocker Ear Cuff, available at Shopbop.com for $150
3. Maria Francesca Pepe Crystal Stud Ear Cuff, available at Asos.com for $59.40
4. Machine Two Tone Ear Cuff, available at Reed Krakoff for $120
5. ASOS Mixed Pack Nose or Ear Cuffs, available at Asos.com for $13.58
6. Just Acces Three Pack Of Cross Ear Cuffs, available at Asos.com for $7.64
7. Gold Tone Hanging Heart Ear Cuff, available at River Island for $3
8. Luv AJ Black Ear Cuff, available at Maxandchloe.com for $68
By Katherine Fotinos May 17, 2013
Pippa Middleton loves Kate Spade, and it looks like Kate Spade loves her too! The New York based brand has named a very stylish bag after the royal in-law, which, naturally, Middleton has been seen toting about. The Catherine Street Pippa, boasting a soft leather canvas and classic bowler frame with both contrasting handles and a convenient cross-body belt, comes in four chic color palettes and retails at $398. Sounds like a royal deal to us!
By Bianca Posterli May 17, 2013
If you’ve never gone shopping at Century 21, then we have to things to say to you. A – What are you waiting for? And B -Now’s the time to get your shopping shoes down to the Financial District or up to Lincoln Center to score some major designer deals.
The department store just underwent a major makeover: expanding aisles, expanding with three new floors, adding a Coffee Bea & Tea leaf, and naming costume designer Eric Daman as the official spokesperson! For the relaunch of the “Ali Baba’s tavern of designer discounts” as he describes it, we chatted with Daman about his types for finding shopping the store, his first Century 21 purchase, and the one designer piece both he and Blake Lively wore.
Do you remember the first thing you bought at Century 21?
“It was in the early 90s; I was modeling. I was in New York, I had a casting for Jean Paul Gaultier a week later and I really wanted to wear something Gaultier to my Gaultier casting. [My agency was] like ,’Oh you should go check out Century 21, they’re definitely going to have something. They always have designer stuff at amazing discounts.’ I didn’t know what it was. I came to Century 21 and I found this amazing Jean Paul Gaultier Hawaiian shirt that I wore to my casting and two weeks later, I was walking his runway and I owe it all to Century 21.”
Is that the best purchase you ever made at Century 21?
“I also found this amazing white linen [Gaultier] tailcoat that I used on Gossip Girl on Serena. It’s kind of one of those defining moments like, Oh, Serena’s on the list. I have a boho-mix-it-up-girl where she can wear a white tailcoat with denim shorts. For me, it kind of solidified who she was. Then I actually stole it from her closet to wear to Blake’s 21st birthday party, which was a Gatsby themed party at the Palace Hotel. It had a full evolution.”
Century 21 can be a little overwhelming when you come shopping here, what are you three tips to find good deals?
- Come in with an idea of color.
- Know your floors. Know what’s on that floor.
- Come with a plan. Don’t come to browse unless you’re a professional browser, it can get very overwhelming.
What’s your dream for your partnership with Century 21?
“I hope to be able help them educate the consumer. I feel like there are so many people who are afraid to shop here. They’re petrified of walking in. [I'm going to be] able to give them tips, do capsule collections on the website and also giving style tips you can follow through the website and find in the store. [I'll be giving] insider tips and guidance on how to shop here at Century 21.”
By Katherine Fotinos May 17, 2013
Patterned pairs are the most exciting pieces on the fashion forefront this summer. Crop tops and structured blouses plus corresponding skirts or shorts–who ever said being matchy-matchy was a bad thing? We’ve rounded up the cutest coordinates to add to your closet. Don the separates together for a ready to go, perfectly pulled together outfit for any warm weather occasion, and mix it up later down the line wearing each individually with a solid. Keep accessories pattern-free as to not clash violently against the already standout prints, but don’t be afraid to add some statement jewelry or a fun bag
1. Floral Piped Crop Top, available at Topshop for $64
Floral Hip Skater Skirt, available at Topshop for $76
2. Tildon Jacquard Shorts, available at Nordstrom for $58
Tildon Jacquard Top, available at Nordstrom for $54
3. Cream Polka Dot Textured Cap Sleeve Crop Top, available at River Island for $32
Black and White Polka Dot Skater Skirt, available at River Island for $36
4. Crayon Forest Crop Top, available at Topshop for $45
Crayon Forest Midi Skirt, available at Topshop for $70
5. Alice + Olivia Lemon-Print Back-Zip Top, available at Bergdorf Goodman for $88
Alice + Olivia Lemon-Print Skirt, available at Mytheresa.com for $438
6. Tibi Daisies Sleeveless Yoked Top, available at Shopbop.com for $350
Tibi Daisies Draped Skort, available at Tibi for $245
By Channing Hargrove May 17, 2013
Almost a million dollars worth of Chopard jewelry was stolen from a hotel in Cannes during the major film festival! The jewelry was set to be loaned to Cara Delevingne, Cindy Crawford and Lana Del Rey.
According to Vogue UK, the collection of baubles was taken from a safe in the Novotel hotel room of a Chopard employee yesterday.
Chopard is one the sponsors of the Cannes Film Festival, making this heist an even bigger scandal. How could anyone have managed such a thing? What’s more, whatever will those starlets wear on the red carpet?!
By Channing Hargrove May 17, 2013
Remember those rumors of Rihanna designing a line for Topshop? They almost seem laughable with today’s news. The singer is reportedly suing the British brand to the tune of $5 million.
According to The New York Post, Topshop is selling T-shirts with her face on them without her consent and she is less than pleased. Her management has been trying to resolve the issue for the last eight months to no avail.
The singer has moved forward with legal action enlisting international law firm Reed Smith to handle the issue.
The t-shirts, dubbed the Icon Tank, are still available on Topshop’s site, but here’s the kicker. They’re described as a “photographic tank with a photographic motif of a girl wearing a headscarf.”
By Channing Hargrove May 17, 2013
Harper’s Bazaar is coming to France! Hearst Magazine’s International and Groupe Marie Claire that publishes Marie Claire and Cosmopolitan in France, will launch a French edition of Harper’s Bazaar, Women’s Wear Daily reported.
“[Launching in France is very important] because of the fashion heritage of France,” said Duncan Edwards, president of Hearst Magazines International. “I wish we launched there a long time ago.”
French journalist Alexandra Senes will oversee the magazine as editor-in-chief. The glossy will be published 12 times a year, targeting a “high-scale readership,” according to WWD. Senes is well versed in the magazine business, launching Jalouse magazine in 1998, working as editor-in-chief and contributing to L’Officiel and Architectural Digest. She founded SAS, a communications agency, hosted and produced a fashion series called “La Vitrine” for a French TV channel. She has curated fashion exhibits for department stores like Printemps and Le Bon Marchè. Most recently, she launched a clothing line sold at Colette called Kilometre.
Numerous editors were in the running according to Edwards but it was Senes’ enthusiastic ideas that set her apart. An official release date for the magazine hasn’t been released yet.
Conde Nast’s French Vanity Fair will hit newsstands June 26th.
Style Scoop: Emma Watson Covers W, Stream Carine Roitfeld’s Cannes Catwalk, Chopard Jewels Stolen at Cannes
By Angel Lenise Robinson May 17, 2013
Emma Watson is no real-life Hermione Granger, and her June 2013 cover for W Magazine is letting us know she’s all grown up. The Harry Potter alum posed for Michael Thompson in Chanel, Erdem, and Louis Vuitton, as she opened up about her transition from a 9-year-old screen star to a Bling Ring-worthy actress, without falling victim to being young in the public eye. [W Magazine]
Remember that golden fashion show we told you Carine Roitfeld was coordinating at Cannes? Well, it’s less than a week away and we all can tune in! CR Fashion Book‘s leading lady is paying homage to Elizabeth Taylor in the Ultimate Gold Collection Fashion Show on May 23, and thanks to LoveGold, fans from around the world can stream the live runway! Alessandra Ambrosio, Karlie Kloss, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley are slated to strut their stuff for the tribute in Burberry, Gucci, Alexander McQueen, and more. [Telegraph]
Speaking of The Bling Ring and the annual French fair, headlines are swarming with news that more than $1 million of Chopard jewelry has been stolen from a Cannes hotel. Chopard, an official sponsor of the Cannes Film Festival, has already loaned baubles to Cara Delevingne, Cindy Crawford, and Lana Del Rey for the red carpet; but with nine more days to go and plenty of celebrities left to adorn, we wonder if any back-up bling is in place. [Vogue UK]
Andrew Marc is expanding its style horizons with the help of Richard Chai. Chai has been appointed the brand’s new creative consultant and will produce an inaugural Andrew Marc by Richard Chai collection for Spring 2014. “We chose Richard Chai for the great sense of detail and architectural design he brings to his work, which resonates with our brand’s rich history,” said Andrew Marc’s new president Stephen Budd. “Working with Richard to develop this collection is a very exciting opportunity for us. Richard brings a more forward natural interpretation of the Andrew Marc vision.” [WWD]
Don’t mess with RiRi. The Diamonds World Tour diva has filed a $5 million lawsuit against TopShop for allegedly selling shirts with her image—but without her consent. “Even though the UK laws don’t protect the artist, she has decided to move forward and sue Topshop. She has spent almost $1 million in litigation at this point,” a source told The New York Post. “She says it’s the principle, and wants to make a statement about it.” [Vogue UK]
Harper’s Bazaar is finally setting foot in France. The Hearst magazine is launching a French edition to be led by journalist Alexandra Senes. The move is part of the magazine’s push for globalization that will see German and Japanese editions launching at the end of the year. [WWD]
First comes the Vanity Fair interview, then comes… the television reveal? Former Christian Dior creative director John Galliano is reportedly considering a television appearance as part of his road to redemption. His publicist, Liz Rosenberg said “there are no plans in place regarding TV appearances for John at this time,” but rumor has it that Charlie Rose is open for a sit-down. [WWD]
George Lois, Patricia Field, and will.i.am were among the honored guests at last night’s Clio Awards in New York City. The annual ceremony, which salutes creatives in advertising across all media, lauded Lois with the Lifetime Achievement Award while Fields and the Black Eyed Peas frontman went home with an Honorary Clio for their creative impact on culture. The real news of the evening, though was that Women’s Wear Daily will be partnering with Clio next year for the first annual Clio Image Awards. [WWD]
It’s a sad day for soccer fans who’ve just learned of David Beckham‘s retirement, but for those of us with a more fashion-forward eye, it could be great news. The stylish athlete may be courting the idea of his own fashion line, à la wife Victoria Beckham. Whether or not that comes to fruition, we’ll still be able to see his toned torso in new campaigns for his body wear collections at H&M. Goal! [Vogue UK]
By Victoria McGinley May 17, 2013
Temps are rising and the sun is shining—make no mistake, summer is definitely upon us!
Whether you’re attending your first big outdoor fete on Memorial Day, or a little earlier in the month, it’s definitely your chance to break out a sundress and catch some rays. I always love this time of year, when you can finally don a fun dress you’ve been longing to wear all through the late spring (but it just wasn’t QUITE warm enough). I’m loving this eclectic printed dress, especially when paired with a tiny shot of neon (those sandals!), and a more neutral, lady like (but still super easy to carry) bag. You’ll feel perfectly comfortable – and chic! – at your next outdoor barbecue.
Victoria McGinley is the editor of vmac+cheese, a San Francisco based daily lifestyle blog that covers plenty of topics to delight and inspire, including style, design, art, culture, beauty, and original recipes. A native of Austin, TX, she’s blogged since 2008, and in early 2012, launched Vivaleur, a graphic design and blog consulting company. When she’s not blogging or working with clients, you can find her enjoying the San Francisco fog with her husband Joe, and their French bulldog puppy, Lucy.
By Katherine Fotinos May 16, 2013
Overall-style pinafores are a thing, once again, having made its way from the fashion archives of the 80s and 90s and back onto our style radar. Are you delighted…or disturbed? If you’re hesitant, keep in mind that these comfy dresses are incredibly versatile. Pair them with a sweater, tights or chunky socks in the winter; throw it over a tank for a cute and comfortable summer look. In other words, they may just be that go-to piece that requires minimal styling efforts yet still works magically all year round. Furthermore, the style is currently available in a number of modernized designs. Leather, for example, gives this seemingly dowdy piece an edgy upgrade. A dungaree dress with a more fitted waist, too, will keep the frock from looking dated.
Alexis Barrell Exclusive Black and White Pinafore Dress, available at My-wardrobe.com for $598.13
Grey Stripe Denim Dungaree Dress, available at Riverisland.com for $30
Moto Clean Denim Pini Dress, available at Topshop for $72
Black Tile Jacquard Pinafore Dress, available at Riverisland.com for $90
Rag & Bone Bedouin Dress, available at Lagarconne.com for $795
PU Strap Denim Pinafore Dress, available at Missselfridge.com for $74