We could rename this the week of the Little Black Dress, after we spied numerous style-setters stepping out in the the classic wardrobe piece. Diane Kruger's sheer-panelled Thakoon number was pure perfection — classy, with a hint of sex appeal thrown in for good measure — and those silver shoes! We couldn't get enough. Also in LBDs? Megan Gale, in form-fitting leather and Rachel Bilson, who went with a rainbow twist on the classic. Then there was Jessica Alba in some of the coolest pants we've seen, visiting model Barbara Palvin in a feminine white sheath, one model in a very popular jumpsuit and more. It's all in here, click through to see it all!
Upon hearing news that Diane Kruger was kicking off the press tour for The Host, we did a little happy dance. Why? Diane is one of Hollywood's most stylish leading ladies and she never (and we mean never) disappoints on the red rug. Case in point: she chased up her tummy-baring red leather ensemble with a sexy take on the classic LBD yesterday at the LA premiere. Diane chose an embroidered and sheer-panelled Thakoon number from the American designer's A/W '13 collection, teaming the flirty look with a pair of solid silver Jimmy Choo shoe-booties. Diane was clearly in fine form on the night, making lovey-dovey eyes at beau Joshua Jackson and laying a big sloppy one co-star Saoirse Ronan. Get a good look at her killer ensemble, from every angle.
Last week brought the last of the 2013 Autumn Winter fashion shows — always a celeb-filled, dreamy time to get inspired by the beauty trends set to roll out as the weather cools down. There were five prominent makeup trends amongst a sea of equally beautiful looks, and the best part is they're all wearbale. From eyes to lips and skin, it's all typically rich and Winter-y — enough to have you fetching your favourite pea coat and finding a fire. Click through to see the five makeup trends to try this Winter, now.
When Olivia Palermo debuts a new trend, we stand up and take notice. First, it was all about the ballet flat, with pictures of the front row beauty wearing her French Sole faves around NYC complete with boyfriend in tow doing the rounds more than once or twice. Then, it was her cat's-eye frames, which she worked with everything from Valentino lace to beach-side bikinis with equal aplomb. And now? We're zoning in on the fact that Olivia wears her trousers in the perfect ankle-skimming length, which just so happens to elongate and flatter the curvy, lean and in-between amongst us all. Wear with barely-there sandals while the weather's still warm, or add boots or pointy-toe pumps when it's time to rug up, these ten versatile cropped trousers will see you through the trickiest of wardrobe dilemmas with ease, and Olivia-approved style. Shop now, wear forever.
Thakoon's Fall 2013 presentation included makeup and hair that made a statement — and was hard to miss. Makeup artist Diane Kendal took inspiration from the collection, which was inspired by Summer. "We wanted to reflect that in the makeup, so we did a very dark midnight blue shadow, but to get that Summer feel we added glitter on top. It created the perfect juxtaposition between Winter and Summer." As far as the hair goes, think sharp, graphic, and modern: bangs placed on half of the forehead and cut short, creating a youthful, girlish style with an edge.
Thakoon's Fall 2013 collection serves as the sweetest kind of proof that not all autumnal wares need be dark and moody. It was all dandelions, dragonflies, lace, and '60s ladylike silhouettes — a veritable Fall-in-bloom situation, only to be countered with plush leopard-print boxy jackets and standout metallic loafers. From the overtly feminine pieces to the prettiest ear cuff details, Thakoon delivered a very romantic Fall '13 lineup. Take a look now, and be sure to come back for our full review.
Deciding what you wear to your end-of-year work Christmas party is an important call. You want to something that says celebratory without jeopardising your professional cred. Our tip is to keep the silhouette proper, but have fun with colour and embellishment. A pair of punchy palazzo pants? Perfect. A pair of silver-foiled skinny jeans? You got the idea. The Sugar pod have kindly submitted their top two office-shindig selects for your perusal, so step inside and get inspired. Just for goodness sake, watch your champas intake and save your best dirty dancing for a GNO.
It wasn't so long ago that an overseas trip meant more shopping than sightseeing. Hey, no judgement here, we know that big international chains and brands haven't always been so readily available in Australia, but thankfully, things are a little different now. Instead of lusting after Lanvin from afar or dreaming about Dior, designer stores and popular chains are delivering direct to your doorstep, which means the feeling that Aussie shoppers are constantly missing out is finally slipping away. To celebrate the fact, and, well, just because, we thought we'd highlight a few pieces we're currently adding to cart — from the lust-worthy aisles of US department stores to Britain's famous high street chains, if it's available overseas, you can shop it right here, right now.
Yes, you read that right. The drop-peplum. Don't tell Kate Middleton, but the peplum may be nearing the end of its reign — heralded by the arrival of the new-silhouette that has turned the peplum shape on its head, literally. Instead of the flare starting at your waist, the drop-peplum starts at the top of your thighs, giving a super-flirty kick to hems and making thighs and your waist look itty-bitty in comparison. Gotta love that. We've found five drop-flare skirts that encapsulate this shape-shifting trend perfectly. Our tip? Invest now, before it goes viral.
Bobby pins and brows took centre stage at Thakoon for Spring 2013. The designer's prints involved colourful birds, and lead hairstylist Odile Gilbert created the perfect cage in her hair design. See the theoretical turned literal and vintage eyebrows turned modern in our backstage coverage.
The look: Thin stencil eyebrows, crimped waves, and glazed nails.
The inspiration: Birds, gilded cages, and butterflies.
Who would wear it: An offbeat bride who channels vintage glamour.
Image courtesy of NARS