Ever wish you had your own personal stylist to take you under her fashionable wing and solve all of your style dilemmas? OK, so a Hollywood stylist may be out of your budget, but there is a nifty little thing we discovered via Westfield that does just the trick, minus the flight to LA and A-lister invoice. Simply take the quick and easy online style quiz and hey presto! The Westfield Style ID hands you a personalised style profile, complete with a custom-edited shopping list and styling tips to take away. Whether you're eternally crushing on Chanel classics, or dream of a bohemian wardrobe worthy of Ms Moss herself, this personal style finder makes deciding on your next VIP (read: very important purchase) a cinch. Want to know who your celebrity style guru is? Click through to do your homework, then take Style ID for a spin!
Could you describe your personal style in one word? It's tricky, huh? We've found the easiest way to find our fashion tribe is to have a play with Westfield's mighty-fun Style ID tool. Once you have your sartorial fingerprint taken, it's as easy as pie to find fresh inspiration (enter stage left five of our latest style crushes), figure out what trends to try (as well as those to steer clear of) and of course, what to buy. Take the test, then click through to met the fresh fashion face that we suggest you pay close attention to. These industry insiders are icons in the making . . .
Margherita Missoni got married in Italy this weekend, and with her Heidi-inspired headband braid and signature minimal makeup, she looked almost angelic. To celebrate her wedding to long-time beau Eugenio Amos, we're taking a look back at her top 10 beauty looks. One of only a few celebrities to consistently rock a minimal makeup look, Margherita always stays true to her signature style of beauty. Whether she's walking the red carpet at the Met Gala or sitting front row at a fashion show, Margherita tends to steer clear of heavy makeup, opting instead for a bold lip and natural hair. Ah yes, that hair. Join us as we celebrate the beautiful bride.
With her family's signature pattern on show from the guests, Italian fashion darling Margherita Missoni married her long-time beau, Eugenio Amos, in Brunello Italy yesterday. The bride looked whimsical, staying true to her bohemian style with silver sandals, and a bright bouquet and delicate headpiece. The dress spoke to her family's design aesthetic — original and creative — with an off-the-shoulder piece full of life and rufffles. The bridesmaids wore bright dresses and their own colourful veils, the smallest even sported one Margherita's signature fashion choices — the midriff top. Margherita is the eldest child of Angela Missoni, and her grandparents founded the iconic brand. Friends and family were in attendance, including the likes of Anna Dello Russo who tweeted a picture of her amazing outfit for Margherita's big day. Click through to see the beautiful pictures.
Still trying to find your style signature? If you're not the Creative type, and you'd give the whole Glam Rock thing a wide berth, perhaps you could classify yourself as one of fashion's free spirits? Raise your hand if you admire Kate Moss' eclectic mix, or still have Sienna Miller (circa 2002) pinned to your style icon inspiration board. Update that festival-loving, hippy vibe this season via pattern-blocking in paisley, geo-tribal and graphic prints, fringe-finished knitwear and soft-to-touch accessories in suede and felt. Peruse our boho-edit for the five need-it-now wardrobe updaters — perfect for a bohemian like you.
Sisters, models and It girls Poppy and Cara Delevingne could be twins, but while at the Burberry Serpentine Summer Party in London yesterday we noticed a distinct difference between the blonde duo. The face of Burberry beauty Cara opted for a matte foundation base with a subtle wash of colour over her cheekbones and mascara while her long, blonde hair was left flowing naturally. She also added a patterned head scarf — the perfect finishing touch to a natural, boho-inspired beauty look. Big sister Poppy worked a dressier style, opting to add styling product to her artfully dishevelled strands and a heavier makeup look, complete with black pencil eyeliner and mascara. Both stunning, no doubt, but which version of pared-back beauty do your prefer — dressed up or dressed down?
When I saw the Topshop Unique Spring show, I knew that the UK chain was embracing a new bohemian vibe for 2011. There is a distinct '70s influence (which is sure to be the decade du jour this year — thanks to Marc Jacobs!) with a psychedelic edge. It'll be long sleeves, perspex wedges, bright coloured prints and flared trousers that will be taking front and centre in your wardrobe for twenty eleven. Click through to see more from Topshop's retro-fabulous Spring line.
The pre-Fall collections have been steadily growing in importance, and we love them because they're a sneak peek at what the designers are planning for their big Autumn/Winter collections. Will we see more trends like the 70s, ladylike themes, or minimalism? What are the new colours going to be? Click on for an insider look at the best of pre-Fall 2011.
For years, years, years, I've struggled to find a term when people ask me to describe my style. My wardrobe is filled with a schizophrenic mix of boho, designer, chain store, classic, sporty and man-style with the odd dash of quirky thrown in. I do however, always get drawn to the resort-side of dressing and have a forever growing selection of printed dresses, K. Jacques sandals and fine, stringy jewellery on high rotation. This is where journalist Julia Chaplin comes in. She coined the term 'gypset' for her book, Gypset Style, and quite frankly, she's hit the fashion nail on the head. Gypset stands for gypsy + jet set and applies to anyone who loves carefree boho-style with a healthy mix of luxe-eclectic cool thrown in. (If I could somehow provide you with a sample of the Gipsy Kings hit, Bamboleo, in the background right now to get you in the mood, I would). Think Talitha Getty, Jade Jagger and the recent Chanel Cruise '11 collection. Catching my vibe? I suggest you add this to your fashion dictionary and grab a kaftan (worn with diamonds), pronto!
Who said boho was dead? Roberto Cavalli showed it was very much alive for his Winter '10 collection, proving why he's been in the game for 40 years come October this year. The rich-hippie vibe that made up the range was filled with pieces we're all too familiar with—harem pants, shaggy fur, animal print and boho maxi-dresses, but that didn't make the collection seem any less inspiring.
A mainly neutral palette was given a boost with embellished trims, textured fabrics and animal prints, while fur and velvet were the cover-ups of choice. There was a distinct vintage-feel to some of the more faded prints and blush-tones, instantly updated with hippie-cool sandals and heels. You have to give it to Cavalli for making a somewhat tired trend seem fresh and exciting. Click through for our top ten faves.