Tag Archives: Fall 2011

Nicholas Kirkwood Shoes on Stephanie LaCava

I received a press release about Miranda Kerr’s fabulous shoes at the Met Costume Gala this morning and recognized them from Paris fashion week, where they also appeared on the feet of style star Stephanie LaCava in the black version. Here they are, by Nicholas Kirkwood – totally lust-worthy.  Full shot of Ms. LaCava after the jump. (more…)

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Colorful Hair, Outside Chloe

Fashion has been so centered on clothing, bags and shoes for the past few years that it was easy to forget that there’s a whole other part of oneself to dress up: one’s head! The parade of magnificent hats at the royal wedding was a great reminder of the fashion statement women can make beyond clothing. These colorful braided hairstyles on two women outside the Chloe show in Paris may not exactly be hats, but these plus the bright fuchsia and red lipstick have the same effect of refocusing the gaze. Best of all, unlike skirts, hats and colorful hairdos can be completely outrageous and still be socially acceptable.

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Natalia Vadianova at Louis Vuitton

Natalia Vadianova exited the Louis Vuitton show in a gorgeous black velvet coat embellished with silk and sequin lapels. The motorcycle boots are such a departure they look almost accidental – but keep in mind this was the last day of the whole fashion month – high heels were a tall order.

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Accessorizing With Flowers, Outside Valentino

Here’s another way to accessorize with florals this spring: carry a bouquet. This industry insider was often spotted with fresh flowers on the way to the shows. The fleurs are not only a nice gesture but a beautiful burst of color that plays off her electric blue and green Prada fur scarf.

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Tweed Jacket Embellished With Flowers, Outside Chloe

If, like me, you get stuck in a rut and keep wearing black and gray even though it’s spring, take a cue from this model off duty. She may be wearing a black cowl neck sweater and black lace skirt, but she tops it off with a colorful tweed jacket adorned with flowers. Making an effort!

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White Shirtdress, Outside Viktor & Rolf

Elena Perminov

I never get tired of exquisitely tailored white shirts or shirtdresses – like this one on a model off duty in the Tuileries.

Update: She is Elena Perminov.

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Elisa Nalin Colorblocking at Sonia Rykiel

Indeed, chic stylist Elisa Nalin drew the attention of Craig Arend of Altamira and many other photogs this past fashion month. Outside the Sonia Rykiel show, she tackled the tricky job of colorblocking with ease. The colors may be wildly vibrant, but by repeating the purple, yellow and red in several pieces, she applies a Mondrian-like logic to the look.


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Zanna Roberts Rassi at Louis Vuitton

I don’t have enough photos of Zanna Roberts Rassi up – and she was beautifully dressed at Paris Fashion Week! Here she is in a particularly striking outfit of gray wool trousers and a camel sweater with fur sleeves.

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Think Pink, Lincoln Center Plaza

Maybe it’s just because of Reese Witherspoon’s wedding dress, but the color pink seems to be on the brain for a lot of fashionable people these days. If you buy nothing else this season, let it be a brightly colored bag like this one – though the gorgeous ring and bracelet aren’t too shabby either.

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Hamish Bowles at Oscar de la Renta

Bright color, one of the major trends for spring 2011, has always been in fashion for Vogue editor Hamish Bowles. Here’s how the look can play out beautifully in menswear.

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70s Jeans and Silk Button-Down, Outside Prabal Gurung

Here’s another example of ’70s jeans looking great in real life. Note how she keeps it from getting too hippie-dippy by wearing the jeans with a silk button-down blouse, tailored coat and structured bag. The loose topknot keeps it playful.

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Fox-Print Dress and Wide-Brimmed Hat, Outside Prabal Gurung

Another great interpretation of 70s redux. Love the floppy wide-brimmed hat, and the fox print on this dress is like something out of The Ice Storm. But topping the whole look off with fuchsia lipstick puts it firmly in spring 2011.

Addendum: The dress is Opening Ceremony X Deyrolle.

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Joanna Hillman at Donna Karan

Joanna Hillman looked particularly glamorous at the Donna Karan show in a long, silver sequined skirt by J.Crew. It works beautifully for daytime when paired with a black blazer.

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Nicole Phelps in 70s Jeans, Outside Chloe

Style.com fashion critic Nicole Phelps was one of the first to start sporting the wide-legged 70s jeans that are hitting stores now. She’s also proof that they look great. Here she mixes them with other themes from the runways, like the 70s redux shearling jacket, sailor stripes and a cool scarf printed with 16th-century tall ships.

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Ruby Aldridge in Navy Blue, Outside Chloe

Is navy is the new black? That’s how things are shaping up for fashion muses like model Ruby Aldridge, who made her exit from the Chloe runway in a long-sleeved navy blue lace dress, artfully styled with a belt and sunglasses looped through.

Note that she has mixed navy with a black fringed bag, brown woven belt and white sunglasses, which looks much cooler and more relaxed than a navy blue outfit that’s all matchy-matchy.

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