By Channing Hargrove May 24, 2013
Finally, Kate Hudson’s capsule collection for Ann Taylor is on sale! She designed a collection of simple, lightweight dresses, tops and skirts in all white with coordinating accessories, according to Elle UK. This is a step up for Hudson, who has been the face of the brand since 2012.
“I’m so excited about the capsule collection and working with Ann Taylor,” Hudson told Elle UK. “It was such an honor when they asked me to work on a collection inspired by my personal style.”
We mean, who wouldn’t want to channel Hudson’s personal style? When news broke that the company had tapped the actress to design a capsule collection and would continue to be the face of Ann Taylor, we couldn’t wait to get our hands on it!
By Channing Hargrove May 24, 2013
It would appear Cannes has its own bling ring targeting only high-end baubles. First Chopard was hit, then movie exec Zhang Qiang had all of his luggage stolen. What’s the latest heist to take place? Swiss jewelry de Grisogono announced that a necklace worth $2.6 million was stolen from a 20th anniversary party for the brand at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc earlier this week. Sharon Stone, Paris Hilton, Chris Tucker, and Stacey Keibler were in attended the party when the heist took place.
The necklace was a part of de Grisogono’s 20th anniversary high jewelry collection, which was on display at the party, according to Women’s Wear Daily.
By Channing Hargrove May 24, 2013
Carine Roitfeld sure knows how to party! She wanted to take advantage of Cannes Film Festival’s screening Cleopatra and the coinciding 20th anniversary of amfAR. And what better way than to throw a lavish all-gold-fashion show?
Roitfeld brought in huge names like Karlie Kloss, Joan Smalls, Lily Donaldson, Anna Dello Russo, and her daughter Julia Restoin-Roitfeld. In total, 38 looks were modeled but here’s the even more impressive part: the whole collection was auctioned off afterwards for $1.56 million. The money goes to AIDS research, if that makes it easier to part with your hard-earned cash.
Other items auctioned at the show include a trip to space (apparently Leonardo DiCaprio won that), a week in Donna Karan’s Caribbean home, a portrait session with Annie Leibovitz, and a ton more (clearly, to raise $25 million, right?).
Style Scoop: Gisele’s BLK DNM Jeans, Sarah Jessica Parker Gets Striped, Chanel is Champion of Pinterest
By Angel Lenise Robinson May 24, 2013
If you need derrière inspiration to look your best in denim, turn to Gisele Bündchen for BLK DNM. The Victoria’s Secret alum and highest-paid model in the world is showing off one of her best assets for a guerrilla campaign with the young brand. The ad, which features Bündchen bending over to inspect the motor of a 1985 Mercedes, was shot by company founder Johan Lindeberg in Brooklyn with no post-editing. “He sees women as real—or, he has a very real idea of women. There’s no retouching,” Bündchen said of the collaboration. “There’s a rawness that’s just kind of who you are, you know?” [Style]
While we’re still holding out for a third Sex and the City film, any glimpse of Sarah Jessica Parker (channeling Carrie) will do. The Met Gala star’s latest conquest is Harper’s Bazaar Russia for June 2013, where she made for a chic referee in black-and-white ensembles styled by Juan Cebrian and photographed by Simon Upton. [Fashion Gone Rogue]
Ain’t nobody messing with Chanel… at least when it comes to Pinterest. The Karl Lagerfeld-helmed label is the most popular clothing brand on the social platform according to Mashable. Here’s the kicker: Chanel doesn’t even have a Pinterest page. [ELLE]
The Bling Ring takes Cannes, part two. In a second jewelry heist at the celebrated film festival, a $2.6 million necklace from de Grisogono went missing during the company’s 20th anniversary party. “Regrettably, after the night’s festivities ended, de Grisogono staff members discovered that a high jewelery necklace, part of the launched collection, was stolen despite the large security measures set in place: over 80 security guards plus the police,” read a statement from the house. “A police report has been filed and further investigation is under way by local law enforcement.” [Racked]
On a lighter note, Carine Roitfeld‘s fashion show for the Cinema Against AIDS Gala to benefit amFAR carried on without a hitch. From Joan Smalls in Givenchy to Anna Dello Russo in Pucci and Bulgari, get a look at the golden girls who graced the Elizabeth Taylor-inspired runway. [Vogue UK]
With gold, jewels, and Cannes on our minds, it’s only right that The Bling Ring break in to the beauty space. Lucky for us, the Sofia Coppola film has managed to seize Smashbox. The cosmetics company has created a makeup kit inspired by the Hollywood heist that aims to “re-create the fame-obsessed glamour of the film’s stars with hot pink pouts, out-all-night kohl-rimmed eyes and lashes for days.” [L.A. Times]
There’s no room in Milan for Miu Miu. Although Prada shows during Milan Fashion Week each season, Miu Miu has been a mainstay at Paris Fashion Week since 2006 with no plans to return to its Italian roots. “Miuccia [Prada] is in the studio day in and day out and into the night. She creates the shows and follows every aspect, it is materially impossible to create two shows a couple of days apart,” said Prada CEO Patrizio Bertelli. “If there were another show a week later, she’d go there!” [Vogue UK]
By Bianca Posterli May 24, 2013
While Minkoff opted for a location at Surf Lodge in Montauk, Joe Fresh will be offering up its bright hues and clean aesthetic in Southampton, at 66 Jobs Lane. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, beach-goers can enjoy shopping the 700-square-foot store, as well as indulging in a few of the fun activities the brand is planning for the warmer months!
In the interest of making the lives of customers as easy as possible, Joe Fresh is offering a free hop on-hop off Joe Fresh beach shuttle from town to the beach so you can liven up your outfit post beach, pre dinner. Additionally, the store will host a fresh music collaboration with Arts & Crafts, offer free bottled water and a pop up coffee bar, free bike rentals through Rotations Bicycle Center, a local art showcase featuring the work of Kathleen Doran and James Katsispis, hula hoops for borrow, and a treat area for pups. What more could you ask for in a store this summer?
By Channing Hargrove May 24, 2013
Nothing gives a girl anxiety quite like having to try on a bathing suit. To ease those fears, we enlisted the help of a pro: Shoshanna Gruss, the designer behind the lines, Shoshanna and Shoshanna Swimwear. She has worked with Judith Ripka, Charlotte Ronson, and now you, spreading tips on how to look your best this summer! Glam.com chatted with the designer to learn how to shop for a bathing suit, what trends we should look out for, and summer vacay plans.
1. When shopping for a bathing suit, what is the most important thing to consider?
The most important thing is fit, and then of course finding the right style for your body type. Always try the suit on before purchasing and know that sizes will vary, even from the same label. Try on several styles and keep in mind what you will be doing in your bathing suit. If your suit is more for lounging by the pool or on the beach, you can go with something a bit more fashionable but if you’re planning to be active, look for a style that is functional and can handle movement. Also remember that cotton bathing suits are more for show. They will take a long time to dry compared to a polyester/Spandex blend.
2. What swimwear trends are you most excited about this summer?
Summer is the perfect time to go for bursts of color like neon coral, pink and green. I’m also loving sea-glass colors—they’re happy but not overly feminine and a great way to balance girly ruffles or a pretty floral print.
3. Besides throwing on jean shorts, what are a few ways we can cover up at the beach?
A graphic or Ikat print tunic with ¾ sleeves is great because you can throw it over a bikini with cute shorts and be ready for a night out. A fun printed maxi is another great option.
4. What do you suggest to help women look and feel sexy in a one-piece?
A one-piece is such a classic style and there are so many options available this season. It’s all about finding the perfect silhouette to flatter your body type and draw attention to your best assets. For example, ruching is a great way to slim your middle section. A v-neck style adds a sexy edge and will make you appear long and lean.
5. Best way to beat the heat in New York City?
A must-have for me is a big straw hat! They are loose enough to let your head breathe, and help you stay cool on those hot summer days.
6. How do you get in shape for the summer?
I started to do yoga a few years ago, and it’s added such a nice level to my life. I don’t get to do it as much as I’d like to, but on the days I do, I feel I’ve been given so much from it. It truly is about the mind AND body.
7. Where are you planning to vacation? What will you do there?
During the summer, we spend most of our time in the Hamptons. One of my favorite things to do is go the bay beaches in the Hamptons. We pack a huge picnic lunch and I have one of those huge nets and we sweep the floor of the beach. I love exploring and catching frogs with my daughter and building fun memories. It’s those accidental moments that always turn out to be the moments you remember.
By Cara Chronis May 24, 2013
Even though summer is almost here, in San Francisco it’s pretty much year-round boots weather. If you’re mildly obsessed with boots like our San Francisco editors, this is a great thing. However after years of boots wearing, we have yet to find socks that last season after season. The cute pairs we pick up at fast fashion stores get holey after two months and the ones that last look like something our dad’s would wear (no offence, Dad!). Enter: Stance. With Aztec prints, chevron, stripes, and even beading, we’ve finally found comfy, quality pairs that won’t embarrass us if they’re caught peaking out of our Rachel Comey boots. The combed cotton feels like butter on our feet while still letting them breathe. Plus, the sizes are spot on. If you’re sick of droopy socks caught in your ankle boots, try the anklet style. If your boots are a bit higher (think 2-3 inches above the ankle), the everyday crew is perfect. They even have a tall pair for those knee high riding boots you’ve been eyeing from Frye. We’ve been wearing ours for about a year now and they’re showing no sign of holes. Hooray! Trust us when we say, once you go Stance, you won’t go back. Give your sock drawer a much-needed makeover (you know you need to!) so you’ll be ready to go this fall.
- Everyday Crew Socks in San Manuel, available at Stance for $15
- Everyday Crew Socks in Mixie, available at Stance for $12
- Everyday Crew Socks in Cheetah, available at Stance for $15
- Anklet Socks in Treviso, available at Stance for $12
- Anklet Socks in Durango Yellow, available at Stance for $12
- Everyday Crew Socks in Shellback, available at Stance for $15
- Beaded Everyday Crew Socks in Kingston, available at Stance for $24
By Katherine Fotinos May 23, 2013
Sleek silhouettes, clean lines, and a black background: those elements seemed to be the overarching requirements for Carey Mulligan as she chose her red carpet dresses over the last couple weeks. But we’re not complaining! Black is chic, elegant, and flattering, and most importantly it works for Mulligan’s look and style. To keep her fashion from becoming mundane, Mulligan made sure her multiple LBDs didn’t eventually lead to boring results. Each dress has offered a touch of something fresh and different from the last, either with an interesting detail or unique element. Her Met Ball dress success, for example, was thanks to an angularly designed black Balenciaga number boasting a safety pin brooch at the neck. The LBDs continued in Cannes, where Mulligan wore a hardware-happy Chloe frock with a couple of silver buttons and a cinched buckle. While in France, she also wore a strapless pencil midi designed by Calvin Klein to the designer’s Cannes after party that kept things especially flirty with a peplum skirt. The dress that most surprisingly worked on the actress, though? A sleek floor length maxi at the Great Gatsby Tiffany & Co. Dinner, which drew such positive attention with its cascading silhouette, it didn’t need anything else to it. Do you have a favorite piece or go-to look? How do you keep it from looking repetitive?
By Katherine Fotinos May 23, 2013
She and Him is getting us grooving with yet another charming hit, this one titled “I Could’ve Been Your Girl” and featuring an always mesmerizing Zooey Deschanel as the star of the self-directed music video. Dancing like an early ’60s darling, “She” attempts to gain M.Ward, or “Him’s,” unrequited affection with an old school dance routine put on by herself and some retro-clad pals. Donning feminine fit and flare style dresses, adorable headband and ribbon accessories, and perfectly bright flats, it’s hard not to want to kick up your heels in similar fashion. Get to it with these colorful and patterned frocks as sweet as the ones worn in the video!
1. The 2Nd Skin Co. Short Sleeve Dress, available at Farfetch.com for $878.64
2. Kate Spade New York Marilyn bow-printed low-back dress, available at Neiman Marcus for $286
3. Dinner Party Darling Dress in Grapefruit Red, available at Modcloth.com for $137.99
4. Myrtle Pin Print Multi Pin Print Fit and Flare Dress, available at REISS for $320
By Channing Hargrove May 23, 2013
Rita Ora is already a fan of Rodnik and with this news, we think you will, too! British label Rodnik is partnering with the Peanuts on a line of everything. Like, literally everything, from baseball caps to a sequined gown, coming this September.
“Snoopy is such an iconic image, there’s so much nostalgia there—so it’s about updating him and giving him a twist, “ said Philip Colbert, the label’s founder and designer. “Just giving it a spin so it connects with younger people.”
The collection’s price point speaks to that: a sequin dress starts at $180, shirts for $39, jersey dresses for $90 and handbags for $80.