By Katherine Fotinos June 17, 2013
Her sister Beyonce may be the reigning queen of the entertainment industry, but Solange Knowles is establishing her own royal status as a leading figure of style. Case in point: the two killer stage looks she sported this weekend, one at the 2013 Northside Festival in Brooklyn and the other at Bonnaroo.
Knowles rocked the crowd at McCarren Park, Brooklyn in a striped tee, printed cap, denim cut-offs, and gladiator boots. The ensemble was urban cool with a dressed up appeal thanks to her sky-high bondage heels, gold cut-out cuffs, and glamorous orange-red lips. Effortless and inspiring, per usual.
The pop star’s look got girlier in Tennessee for her Bonnaroo Music Festival appearance, where she crooned her R&B tunes in the perfect summer outfit. Knowles rocked it in an ultra trendy matching bra top and skater skirt combo under a short-sleeve cardigan. The outfit was accessorized with retro mirrored sunnies from Le Spec and a pair of ankle strap leopard pumps.
Both of Knowles’s looks are easily recreated on a budget, making them the perfect additions for your summer wardrobe. Swoop them both and turn heads with your fashion forward style all season long.
1. Green Stripe Crew Neck T-Shirt, available at Topman for $28
2. Vans Broloha cap black hula, available at Office.co.uk for $39
3. Graduated Cutout Cuff, available at Forever 21 for $6.80
4. Lupita Knee High Boot, available at Nastygal.com for $230
5. Obesity and Speed Shredded Cut-Off Short, available at Bonadrag.com for $100
1. Le Specs The Rudeboy Sunglasses, available at Karmaloop.com for $79
2. Izabel London Floral Pattern Mesh Cardigan, available at Houseoffraser.co.uk for $32
3. Shoe Republic York Leopard Print Pointy Toe Ankle Strap Pump, available at Urbanog.com for $30.40
4. Ditsy Floral Skirt, available at Topshop for $56
5. Ditsy Floral Button Bralet, available at Topshop for $30
By Valis Vicenty June 17, 2013
Though summer hasn’t officially started (Friday’s the technical kick off), the Big Apple has already seen its first heat wave come and go. While it’s easy to go from desk to drinks in the summer heat, it can be tempting to look sloppy when you’re off the clock. Glam caught up with Anna Kendrick, Monika Chiang, and Olivia Palermo to discover what these fashionistas wear on the weekends and what pieces we need to add to our closets STAT:
“Right now I’m trying to wear more skirts since I’ve gotten into a rut with jeans. So I’m trying to wear more skirts with crop tops.”
“Usually, it’s one of my sneakers with the hidden wedge or my gold oxfords that I still love. I’ll go between a white outfit: white moto [jacket], white twill pants with a boyfriend shirt that’s a little more slim in the waist. My other one is a pair of boyfriend jeans that’s ripped, distressed, and just roll them up and cuff them. I like feeling like a tomboy on the weekends.”
“I always like a nice flowy chiffon skirt with ballet flats, a tank top, and a cute jacket. I think it provides a nice transition from day to evening.“
By Channing Hargrove June 17, 2013
Florals? For spring? …How groundbreaking. We know, we know. Lately, however, our favorite celebrities have styled the trend in ways that actually are, you know, groundbreaking.
Emma Watson showed us how to wear florals the 21st century way on the cover of W magazine and now, Rihanna is showing us how she rocks her florals the modern way. The singer and her best friend Melissa were spotted out and about in London recently, rocking a Christopher Kane blue floral print bouquet hoodie and cotton track pants. She paired her florals with Manolo Blahnik Fersen sandals and Tom Ford Nastasya sunglasses in palladium with grey flash lenses. Coincidently, RiRi’s bestie is wearing Rihanna for River Island floral sheer shirt and matching floral print pants. Guess Ri really meant it when she said she was designing for her friends!
How do you like the way the ladies are rocking their florals and sunnies?
By Katherine Fotinos June 17, 2013
Inspiration: Grazia Chiuri and Piccioli combined military and school uniform inspired pieces with bohemian style “to create an unconventional sense of elegance.”
Trends: The collection started out with a series of nautical type looks for casual outings, including pleated trousers and loose fitting flared jeans paired with striped sweaters, shapeless mini shift dresses, and fitted double breasted jackets with gold buttons. Leather knee-high riding boots polished off accordion style skirts with matching button front blouses and cape coats for a proper schoolgirl look. The line got more elegant with a series of stitched and embroidered floral dresses and chic lace looks. The Chantilly covered floor length gowns finishing off the collection sparkled with embellishment, fashioned with delicate cap sleeves, fitted bodices, and cascading skirts.
Colors: navy, white, red, highlighter yellow, bright green, bubblegum and neon pink, blush, ivory and beige, leopard print.
Who Should Wear It: Michelle Williams, Keira Knightley, Olivia Palermo.
By Channing Hargrove June 17, 2013
Once again, John Paul Gaultier has enlisted the help of model Karlie Kloss for the French house’s Fall campaign. (She was the star of JPG’s Fall 2012 campaign also.) This time around Kloss is wearing a skintight leather look shot in black and white by photographer Stephanie Sednaoui, undoubtedly playing into the “tender and hard” description Gaultier gave the collection. Not that we’re surprised—we’ve come to expect this from one of the leading designers in punk fashion, way before the Met deemed it cool. As one of the busiest models in the industry, Kloss is continuing her leadership role; she was most recently spotted in Midtown New York shooting with Daft Punk.
Is it just us or is this image paying tribute to Frank Miller’s crime thriller, Sin City? We could totally see Kloss in taking on Jessica Alba’s role of Nancy in the film, can’t you?!
By Channing Hargrove June 17, 2013
Nordstrom Rack started in the basement of the downtown Seattle Nordstrom flagship store in 1973 as a way to clear merchandise. Since then the chain has successfully done the job, and earned a spot as an integral earner for the Nordstrom brand.
With success comes growth, and the news that Nordstrom Rack is looking to expand all over the country by adding a whooping 103 new stores! Beginning with 24 this year, including a 42,000-square-foot store in Brooklyn, the store will follow through with another 30 new stores in 2014. Besides Brooklyn, Nordstrom Rack is also expanding with stores in California, Texas, South Florida and Chicago.
In addition to brick-and-mortar stores aiding in the expansion, Rack could be making the jump to e-commerce. “It’s been helpful to work with Hautelook.com [which Nordstrom acquired in 2011],” said Colin Johnson, a spokesperson for Nordstrom. “We see a lot of potential to create a more robust experience. We realize that we have a way to go to make our online shopping capabilities a lot better.”
Add in their latest Esty collaboration into the mix and Nordstrom is really primed to meet all of our needs! Racks on racks on racks? We’re not mad at it!
By Lauren Messiah June 17, 2013
It is literally one of my favorite times of the year – end of the season sale time! It’s that magical time where every brick and mortar and online boutique is clearing out their merchandise to get ready for the following season. Most people shop the sales now and save the clothing for next year (when the weather’s right) but I am here to tell you that you can wear those trends this season and next season.
I am the season-less wonder – and it’s not because I live in season-less city. I believe that clothing should be worn year-round. Forget about items being “so last season” if you love it, wear it because there is always a way to make your favorite pieces current.
I’ve been scouting the sales from my favorite stores and have some key pieces that will take you through to the next season.
Basic black bottoms: You can never go wrong with a pair of black skinny jeans, black slacks, or a skirt. If you find a pair on sale in your size, scoop it up with no regrets because that garment will last you a lifetime.
Animal print: Let me set the record straight… Animal print is a classic print and it will never go out of style. If you run across an animal print anything in a classic cut, you have yourself a deal that shouldn’t be passed by.
Peplums: Ah, the trend that won’t die. The peplum has been around for a while and it will definitely be around next season. So pick one up on sale and pile on a layer or two to make it fall appropriate.
A fun pair of shoes: I’m sorry but crazy fun shoes never go out of style. It’s difficult to justify the purchase when the shoes are full price but when they are on sale? Game on. Just make sure they are closed toe, that way you can wear them into the fall.
Lauren Messiah, is a Los Angeles based stylist and the creator of LaurenMessiah.com, a blog about designer deals, the hottest trends, and Lauren’s life as a fashion stylist.Lauren styles some of Hollywood’s most successful women in entertainment, celebrities, fashion editorials, and national ad campaigns. Lauren has been featured in Marie Claire, Vogue Italia, Grazia, WWD, OK! Magazine and Health Magazine.
Style Scoop: Joan Smalls has a ‘Romantic Edge,’ Dolce and Gabbana Ruling This Week, Lululemon Commences CEO Search
By Angel Lenise June 17, 2013
She’s a muse for H&M’s New Icons range, and now, the world’s top model is blossoming in a floral-friendly campaign for the retailer. Joan Smalls stars in Romantic Edge, a new style book from the brand that contrasts her mostly monochromatic wardrobe with twinkling seasonal hues. [Fashion Gone Rogue]
Wednesday will mark a turning point in the careers of Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana. On that day, a verdict will be reached in their pending tax evasion case in which the design team has been accused of not paying £355 million in taxes (that’s roughly $557 million). Prosecutors have called that the pair be jailed along with Dolce & Gabbana board member Cristiana Ruella and accountant Luciano Patelli, while defense lawyer Massimo Dinoia has asked for their acquittal. [Vogue UK]
What will it take to fill Christine Day‘s post at Lululemon? According to a facetious job listing on the company’s website, its next CEO has to “communicate powerfully, often through Sanskrit,” “know the secret to how they got the caramel in the Caramilk bar,” and “have a plan to bring yoga and luon to Mars by 2018.” We can check two of those off—where do we sign up? [Racked]
Checking out at Nordstrom Rack is about to be a breeze. With a plan to roll out 54 more stores by 2014, the discount dealer is set to “elevate the off-price shopping experience” by continuing its on-site tailoring service and equipping stores with iPod point-of-sales devices to “get rid of wait time in the line” and open “up space so we can merchandise the store with more products,” according to Nordstrom rep Colin Johnson. [Racked]
He may rave about Cara Delevingne now, but it turns out that Marc Jacobs wasn’t always impressed with the style star. “I was trying to get her in the show, but it was the show in which everyone was very tall and very long,” Katie Grand said about a Louis Vuitton casting she helped Jacobs with. “I remember Marc looking at me and saying, ‘Why is that dwarf in here?’ and me being devastated.” Though the 5-foot-9 catwalk crusader was inevitably dropped from that show, Jacobs has since made room for Rita Ora‘s BFF. “She has a great energy…,” he later opined to British Vogue. “It’s rare in life that you meet a person who doesn’t care. It sets a good example.” [Vogue UK]
Delevingne isn’t the only model to win over one of fashion’s biggest players. Burberry creative director Christopher Bailey gushed over his brand’s youngest face, Romeo Beckham, praising Victoria Beckham‘s offspring for his style and humility. “Romeo loves fashion, completely loves it. He had a real opinion; he was so involved in what he was wearing,” Bailey said in an interview with the UK’s Sunday Times. “And he was so well mannered and humble—he would never say ‘I don’t like this,’ but he would say ‘Hmm, maybe something else.’” [Grazia Daily]
It may come as a surprise the most loyal of Minkettes that Rebecca Minkoff runs her namesake label with brother Uri Minkoff. For the sister-brother pair, though, their professional union works with ease. “We have complementary skill sets, yet both have competencies in the other’s zones,” Uri told The Fashionista. “This allows for freedom to work, yet a great supporting structure.” [Fashionista]
Condé Nast is welcoming an old colleague back home. Connie Anne Phillips, formerly of InStyle, has been named Glamour‘s new vice president of publishing. “This is a homecoming for me—I’m elated to reconnect with my friends and talented colleagues at Condé Nast, one of the most influential media companies in the world,” said Phillips, who worked at Vogue for 14 years before heading to Time Inc. [AdAge]
By Jill Seiman June 17, 2013
Driven by a focus on what consumers want, great designs, quality materials, and affordability, Japan’s leading specialty retailer, UNIQLO, created a comprehensive new collection called LifeWear. Design Director Mr. Naoki Takizawa hosted a preview of the Fall/Winter ’13 Collection styled by Nicola Formichetti in New York earlier this spring to showcase the nine distinct design projects that make up an essential LifeWear wardrobe:
- Silk: Offering everyday luxury with sleek silhouettes and sharp yet sinuous designs.
- Cashmere: Contemporary, fine gauge, 100% cashmere that’s as warm as it is soft.
- Cotton Flannel: Fun and functional, cotton flannel offers new styles and casual appeal, playfully mixing patterns in single garments.
- Ultra Stretch Jeans: Featuring a revolutionary fabric technology that is super stretchy and mold the jeans to the body.
- Leggings Pants: Supple and more fitted, delivering a natural feel. They flatter the body and won’t sag. Stretch pants that look like jeans? YES PLEASE!
- Heattech: Adapts to the wearer and feels like a second skin.
- Ultra Light Down: Comfortable, warm, and unbelievably light– perfect for layering.
- Fleece: Light and supremely warm, “comfort clothes” for all.
- Special Topics: Seasonal collaborations with guest designers. First up, 10-Gruppen.
If you’re a fan of UNIQLO’s contemporary designs and standout prints like we are, you’ll love the versatility and comfort of UNIQLO LifeWear Fall/Winter ’13.
Jill Seiman is a freelance writer and digital media consultant living in New York City with her husband, two young sons, and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. She writes about her fashion, beauty, fitness, and travel adventures as an urban mom on her personal blog, Glamamom, and a daily beauty feature at Babble.
By Channing Hargrove June 17, 2013
The Cara Delevingne and Marc Jacobs love affair wasn’t always chocolate and roses…
It’s hard to believe that fashion model of the moment, Cara Delevingne, wasn’t always the sought after face that she is now. In fact, because of her height—she’s only 5’9—the model was dropped from the Marc Jacobs Fall/Winter 2012-2013 shows! “It was the show in which everyone was very tall and long,” said Kate Grand, who helps Jacobs cast his shows. “I remember Marc looking at me and saying, ‘Why is that dwarf in here?’”
All isn’t lost though. Delevingne did walk in Jacobs’ Spring/Summer 2013 and Fall/Winter 2013-2014 shows and now, the designer considers himself a fan. “She has a great energy,” he said. “She turned up to the Vuitton show wearing a zebra outfit from Madagascar, a onesie. She’d been traipsing round Paris all evening in it; you’ve got to love a girl like that.” It’s clear Jacobs has had a change of heart, as he even featured her in his ‘Protect the Skin You’re in’ campaign and short film for Louis Vuitton.
And, perhaps that’s how the model has been able to make such an impact on the fashion industry as well, fronting major campaigns like YSL (fashion and beauty), Burberry, not to mention, a possible clothing line in the works with singer/friend Rita Ora.