The 2013 upfront presentations have taken over LA, and they've provided the perfect opportunity for stars to show off their stellar red carpet style. At yesteday's Fox party, Minka Kelly paired a green printed, one-shoulder dress with black ankle-strap sandals, while Lea Michele looked bright in a pink, floral Lela Rose dress with silver metallic pumps. Zooey Deschanel proved the most covered up in a black circle skirt topped with a black sequined jacket, and her New Girl co-star Hannah Simone was ladylike in a black dress with a vibrant garden print. Tell us: which Fox star's look gets the best ratings?
Lela Rose took us on a fairy-tale ride for Fall '13, specifically concerning the stories of the Grimm Brothers, with a runway show filled with gorgeous, whimsical looks. Fitted sheath dresses highlighted intricate floral embroidery. Chic boxy tops were embellished with decadent rhinestones, while fancier silk organza gowns showcased the most spectacular lace detailing we've seen yet. Feminine and chic, with a playful twist. In fact, one might even ponder whether some of these pieces were made specifically for the first lady herself — we can easily see Michelle Obama wearing some of these confections at her next public appearance. After all, who could say no to such effervescent looks? See the prettiest looks from Lela Rose's Fall '13 runway show, and we guarantee — one glance, and you'll fall in love.
Target in the States has just one-upped itself with the announcement of its newest collaboration: the mass market retailer will be teaming with Neiman Marcus for a limited-edition holiday collection designed by a whopping 24 CFDA designers. Participating designers for the Target + Neiman Marcus Holiday Collection features an impressive designer list ranging from our favorite sportswear designers to red carpet connoisseurs: Carolina Herrera, Derek Lam, Diane von Furstenberg, Jason Wu, Marc Jacobs, Oscar de la Renta, Tory Burch, Alice + Olivia, Altuzarra, Band of Outsiders, Brian Atwood, Eddie Borgo, Judith Leiber, Lela Rose, Marchesa, Philip Crangi, Prabal Gurung, Proenza Schouler, Rag & Bone, Robert Rodriguez, Rodarte, Skaist Taylor, Thom Browne, and Tracy Reese. Each of the 24 designers have designed one to three items each, but don't expect it to be all about the clothing. Categories span from apparel (women's, men's, and children's) to home decor, electronics, and even pet accessories. The line will also include 50 limited-edition gifts and will be priced from $8 to $500 USD. Whilst Target and Neiman Marcus doesn't ship internationally via their online sites (yet), you can place an international order with Neiman Marcus by calling them direct. Better put that number on speed dial when the line launches on Dec. 1st.
Last night's Valentino store opening drew a gathering of LA's best-dressed celebs to Rodeo Drive. The flagship fete was the opportune time for Hollywood's style crowd to don their prettiest Valentino frocks — there was hardly a pair of pants in sight, unless you count the odd jumpsuit! We spotted the label's lace and leather confections, signature flashes of femininity in the form of ruffles and floral adornments, and a room of covet-worthy accessories to complete every look. Minka Kelly stepped out in a gold-tinged ladylike dress and Teresa Palmer showed off the loveliest version of the leather dress. Even the night's most casual looks were injected with Valentino's brand of pretty, like a dose of lace on Revenge starlet Ashley Madekwe's jacket. Inside, there's more of the night's standout styles; click on to see them all!
When it comes to ladylike ensembles with a pop of the unexpected, Lela Rose is a prime example of how it's done. And the designer's Fall 2012 beauty look incorporated all of the above, adding a vintage flair to the runway. Find out how you can recreate the look now.
You don't have to be engaged to appreciate the beautiful gowns seen at this season's Bridal Fashion Week, but if you are, there's no time like the present to start looking for that magical dress. For Autumn/Winter 2012, we've already spotted a number of gorgeous wedding dresses to fawn over from Vera Wang, Oscar de la Renta and Carolina Herrera, but we're following it up with part deux of our wedding dress round up. Whether you're after a mermaid silhouette like those from Lela Rose or an intricately embellished gown like those by Badgley Mischka, this should be any bride-to-be's starting point. Are you ready for white dress fever?
Ethereal, feminine and delicate are just a few words that come to mind when describing our vision of the perfect romantic wedding dress. Imagine your modern day fairytale — silk shantung and tulle with sweetheart necklines, softly-pleated skirts and French beaded lace. From Kate Middleton-esque dresses to creations by Alex Perry and Alberta Ferretti, we've done the footwork for you. Whether you're looking for inspiration, or want to skip the fuss and purchase a gown online, take a look through our top ten dresses for the romantic at heart.
We told you it was coming, and now it's here! Shopbop's Bridal Boutique has gone live, which is great news for brides-to-be. Bringing together a wide range of wedding dress designers from high end couturiers to lesser known names, as well as a carefully edited range of accessories, shoes, bridesmaids' frocks, gift ideas and even honeymoon-perfect pieces — this is an invaluable source for anyone who's planning a wedding. We wrangled Shopbop fashion director Kate Ciepluch's top four frock picks from her (some not even on sale yet), for your private viewing. Whether you're on the hunt for the perfect dress for your big day, or just like day-dreaming about what you might wear (hey, no judgement from us), this is the perfect place to start your shopping.
We're halfway through 2011 Fall New York Fashion Week and we've already been spoilt for choice in terms of beaut-iful makeup looks. Day four didn't disappoint with graphic eyes at Derek Lam, a classic makeup palette at Diane von Furstenberg, rich red eyes at Thakoon and a space age-y minimal makeup palette at Victoria Beckham. What do you think of day four's looks? Got a fave look yet?
You know that we're card carrying members of the Shopbop fan club, so we're VERY happy to hear that the online shopping mecca will be introducing a brand spanking new Wedding Boutique in March. Put that in the wedding planner, STAT! Shopbop's latest offering will cater for the bride who wants a more unique online experience, by offering a wider range of wedding dress options. As well as working with younger, boutique designers based in New York, Shopbop's Wedding Boutique will also make gowns (for the bride AND her bridesmaids) by Halston Heritage, Thread Social, Rachel Pally, Lela Rose, Notte by Marchesa, Max Azria, Temperley London, Alice + Olivia, Thread Social, Zimmermann, AKA and Calvin Klein available to their global customer base. Looks like shopping for THAT dress just became a whole lot easier!