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
It’s the trend that just keeps on going. Circular-shaped sunglasses have been around since 2009 with everyone from edgy Lady Gaga and Mary-Kate Olsen to glossy celeb stylist Rachel Zoe rocking a pair. Fearne Cotton and Alexa Chung have made the look typically London-refuse-to-try-hard. Nice job girls.
Will you be partaking in some round sunglasses fun?
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!)
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.
Apparently this pair of super-high flocked-look Mary Janes ($79.99) are part of the new collection and are designed by Rachel. We love her laid-back style too so can’t wait to see if there are any cute flats on the shoe menu too.
Meanwhile, Rachel has popped up on US TV show ‘Last Night with Jimmy Fallon’ wearing a stunning Preen dress and funky grey platform court shoes…we have no idea if these shoes are from the new collection but we do like them!
Pic: Fashion Gone Rogue.