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Ciao, ciao everyone – that’s the end of Fashion Month FW2014. Wishing everyone safe travels back to home bases all over the world. But there are many more photos to come!
Elle Ukraine editor Natalia Osadcha looked so elegant at all the shows in Milan today. She emerged from a cafe in a black leather coat, black and white heels and clutch draped with netting.
I love Emmanuelle Alt’s style because it’s simple, elegant and timeless. She doesn’t really go in for trends, relying instead on a daily uniform of chic basics. Just an all black outfit with a belt tied just so: this is something we can all attempt. Also note from a beauty standpoint that French women keep it real, eschewing blowouts, Botox and lots of makeup for a natural look that’s undeniably sexy.
If there’s anyone who knows how to rock a sexy pencil skirt, it’s Carine Roitfeld, seen here in all black at the Hermes show, and subject of the fashion documentary Mademoiselle C.
Ursina Gysi looked super cool in a black maxi skirt paired with a black pleated biker jacket with a burgundy trim at the collar at the Issey Miyake show.
This has got to be one of my favorite outfits Kate Lanphear of T Magazine has ever worn. Just pure inky black from head to toe, with a thin leather top, mid-calf skirt and the new over-the-ankle boots. She is true to her original style while giving a nod to new trends, and she gets more sophisticated every year.
One supposed “rule” of the new over-the-ankle boots is that you can’t wear them with miniskirts. Well guess what: If you have legs like Joan Smalls, you can wear them with anything. The top model exited the Gucci show in all black, including a skater skirt and sheer mesh top.
Here’s more black for summertime, this time on a guest at the Rodarte show dressed head to toe in vintage. The perfectly tousled hair gives the whole look a Stevie Nicks-ian quality.
Loved this punk-inspired look on a model off duty in Astor Place: all black, including black creeper shoes, except for the bit of irreverent fun that is the pink fluffy hat.
I’m really afraid to see what all the celebs and fashion people wear to Monday night’s Met Ball for the new punk exhibit. Chances are that the red carpet will make us all feel cynical about the intersection of art and commerce. If a woman at the punk Met Ball really wanted to do it right, she would take an expensive SS2013 designer sheath, rip it to shreds and pin it back together with safety pins.
Fortunately you can still see real punk at Astor Place and St. Mark’s Place, where Kendall wore an all black look with amazing platform creepers, studded collar, black eyeliner, black nail polish and an black vinyl spiked backpack. “I got it at a stripper store,” she said. Now that’s anti-establishment. Accessory and makeup details after the jump. (more…)
Another street style meets throwback Thursdays photo for you: Kate Lanphear in September 2009 at the Marc by Marc Jacobs show. Would studs would have taken off the way they did were it not for Lanphear, then the accessories editor at Elle? She started wearing the Eddie Borgo bracelets, and then we started seeing studs on Louboutins like these. Then studs went totally mainstream, and even now they’re still on shoes and bags at Bloomingdale’s. In a 2010 interview, Lanphear professed to shopping at the small shops and vintage places on St. Mark’s Place. It all goes back to Trash & Vaudeville.
Never underestimate the sartorial power of all black from head to toe. There was a lot of it on the runways for fall/winter 2013 and outside the shows, as seen on this guest at Balmain. The black leather pants are Balmain.