Have two of our favourite celebs sparked a micro-trend? Rihanna and Blake Lively have both been spotted wearing traffic-stopping red suits in the past week. While the coordinating colours thing is very this summer, the red suit has been an almost constant presence on the catwalk in recent years as well as on countless celebs. Is it a look you’ll try? Chris de Burgh is a fan.
Pics: the Daily Mail, Celebrity-Gossip.net, paintthetownfashion.blogspot
Both Stylistpick and StyleMint are all about making celeb-inspired looks accessible to everyone and the StyleMint tees are a great chance to get your hands on some Olsen wear, which is apparently really good quality.
As well as being stylish the tees also come minus the usual high price tags that you see on the Olsens’ other brands- Elizabeth and James, James and Olsenboye and especially The Row – which won them Womenswear designer of the Year at the CFDA Awards.
We’ve been waiting for the StyleMint concept to come over to the UK since it launched in 2011 thanks to entrepreneur Josh Berman and Diego Berdakin. In case you’re not familiar with the brand, StyleMint offers its registered customers monthly shopping recommendations after they fill in a survey of their style preferences. And the celeb hook-ups are amazing…let’s hope Kate Bosworth’s JewelMint is available in the UK soon!
Stylistpick also lets Brits take a style quiz and suggests options, but you can now browse the whole collection – and check out Cheryl’s newest shoe designs. We like!
Now here’s one awards ceremony that gets us really excited. The CFDA Awards are the Oscars of fashion and the red carpet was spectacularly good.
A quick round-up of the winners for you…
- Womenswear Designer of the Year: Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen (beat Marc Jacobs!)
- Menswear Designer of the Year: Billy Reid
- Accessories Designer of the Year: Reed Krakoff
- International Award: Rei Kawakubo of Commes des Garçons
- Swarovski Awards for Emerging Talent: Joseph Altuzarra for womenswear, Phillip Lim for menswear and Tabitha Simmons for accessories
- Media Award: Scott Schumann and Garance Doré
- Founders Award: Andrew Rosen (CEO of Theory and Helmut Lang)
- Lifetime Achievement Award: Tommy Hilfiger
- Fashion Icon Award: Johnny Depp
Yes, yes, yes but who wore what? Regarde…
Pics: The Telegraph + The Daily Mail
The Row for Superga plimsolls are what you might expect- beautifully made from luxe materials, super stylish and yes, expensive. The cashmere plimsolls are a hefty £250 and the linen versions £190. Are you sold?
And here were we thinking that Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen were the edgy dressers of the family. Elizabeth Olsen has stepped out in the trickiest of ensembles – a velvet suit – and has managed not to look like a 1960s throwback (think Austin Powers) or one of those matchy-matchy velour and diamante tracksuit gym bunnies. Go Elizabeth!
Pics: The Daily Mail.
We’re always excited when the monthly batch of fashion magazines land at Snap Fashion HQ but this month I was especially pleased to see Ashley Olsen on the cover of my Elle magazine. Mary-Kate covers the version available in the shops (Ashley on the subscribers’ copies) and the editorial inside is stunning.
We won’t ruin it for you by posting a whole bunch of pics but the magazine is definitely worth a purchase and this month it comes with a high street buys mini magazine too, which has some great affordable pieces that you’ll want!
Which cover do you prefer? I have to say I almost always prefer Ashley’s quirkier style (but it’s a close call – they both look amazing!)
The Great Gatsby is among my favourite books (although doesn’t quite make my desert island selection) but I am SO excited about the forthcoming film.
In case you’ve been living under a rock, Leonardo diCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan have scored the starring roles in The Great Gatsby and Baz Luhrmann is directing.
We’ll have to wait a while to see the whole film as it will be out just before next Christmas, but while the plot will have to be brilliant, we’ll be glued to the fashion detailing too, which promises to be spectacular.
But if that’s too long to hold on for some 1920s glamour, Art Deco style, drop-waisted dresses are already in the shops and they’ll be plenty more this Spring. Gucci + John Pierre Braganza debuted some incredible SS12 collections, while Amanda Seyfried was snapped in an Alberta Ferretti drop-waist beaded dress.
Here are a couple of our 5 favourite high street 1920s favourites…
It’s no secret that Gossip Girl Blake Lively is a huge fan of Christian Louboutin’s famous red-soled shoes and here she is being swept off her feet (rocking 2 trends: leather and snakeskin) by the man himself – it looks like a scene from Gossip Girl!
And here’s another amazing outfit for Serena van der Woodson that we should add to our Gossip Girl series 5 gallery!
Pics: The DM.