I was initially against the idea of the “Ice Bucket Challenge,” seeing it as a kind of slacktivism. But apparently many of those who take the challenge, in which you have to throw a bucket of ice water over your head or give $100 to benefit A.L.S. research, end up donating either way. Over $13M has been donated to ALS research since this fad started. Never one to ignore a trend, Anna Wintour has just taken the challenge and captured it on video. See the video here – or see her in her normal dignified work state, as at the Paris couture shows, above.
Little did we know when we spotted new model Binx Walton after the Chanel fall ready-to-wear show in Paris that she would be part of the label’s fall ad campaign as shot by Karl Lagerfeld. She layered an oversize black sweater with a silver padlock necklace and a sheer purple maxi skirt and mid-calf boots – a look that went well with the hair and makeup from the Chanel show. Close-up, after the jump. (more…)
Kendall Jenner was on the scene in Paris during couture week, right before she walked the runway for Chanel. We spotted her in a a blue snakeskin jacket and crop top walking through the Place Vendôme.
Anya Ziourova is one of the best dressed women on the fashion week scene, and certainly one of the best dressed pregnant women anywhere. Rather than sticking to maternity clothes, she adapts current fashion to her changing shape. At the Schiaparelli show in Paris, she wore a green top and skirt with zigzag trim. Close up of her Olympia Le Tan “Greater Love” book clutch, after the jump. (more…)
One of my favorite new It girls is Cosima Ramirez de la Prada, daughter of designer and Spanish baroness Agatha Ruiz de la Prada. She wore a cherry bedecked skirt of her mother’s design to the Maison Martin Margiela couture show in Paris.
Here’s another great maxi skirt, this time in red white and blue, perfect for summer in either France or the U.S.
Don’t think that because summer’s on the wane, so are crop tops. Long sleeved ones like this one are sure to be a popular choice come September and October, especially when paired with a cool maxi skirt.
Caroline Issa looked fabulous in a red dress and snakeskin print vest by Emily Wickstead at the Schiaparelli couture show in Paris. The shoes are by Paul Andrew.
Of all the menswear looks we saw on the streets at couture, this was one of my favorites. It’s so simple but so good – just a heathered blue and white sweater, jeans, boots and pale gray blue helmet (that somehow goes with the sweater). Also note that this is a rollneck sweater, similar to what we’re seeing by Chloe for fall 2014. Never say never again, kids.
This gorgeous pleated digital print dress from Givenchy is shaping up to be a big editorial favorite for fall 2014. Elina Halimi of Paris’ Kabuki wore it with a Barbara Bui leather vest and Givenchy flat sandals. Front view, after the jump. (more…)
Years after Alexander Wang brought it to the runway, sporty mesh is still being repurposed as high fashion. The intricate texture really brings out the beautiful lines of this ruffled skirt and crop top on Nausheen Shah at the Elie Saab couture show in Paris.