Emma Watson attended the premiere of her latest film, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, in a floral-printed peplum dress with lace detailing from Erdem’s Resort 2013 collection. Forum members were big fans of the overall look.
“She looks lovely and I love her hair and makeup,” pixiedust603 posted.
“She looks amazing, love the dress on her,” Alvedansen commented.
YoninahAliza thought Emma was an all-around stunner. “I absolutely adore the look Emma wore… Everything works so well together – from the dress to her lip color and the fact she did something with her hair – so I'm very impressed with this whole outfit,” she wrote.
“I usually don't love the double cuff look,” HeatherAnne shared, referring to Emma’s accessories, “but it actually sort of works here for me and gives some edge to the beautiful feminine dress. She looks perfect.”
Even though the shoes are semi-boring, they don’t distract from the rest of the look or make her appear over-done, so they work. Could this be one of Emma’s best looks ever?
Ahead of what is sure to be another stellar fashion week season for Chrystal Copland, the Perth model has kicked things off by landing a pretty major ad campaign.
Copland is the new face of Anna Sui cosmetics, joining the equally ethereal Frida Gustavsson and Jessica Stam by striking her best doll face for AW2012. The campaign was shot by Steven Meisel and features makeup done by cosmetics queen Pat McGrath. Like most Anna Sui beauty campaigns, the lashes are big and the hair even bigger, with AW2012 showcasing a striking shade of rich metallic purple on Copland’s eyes and nails.
Last year, the ice-blonde stunner walked more than 20 shows in her first season and snagged the coveting opening spot in Marc Jacobs’ Louis Vuitton show on the final day of Paris Fashion Week. Yep, the same one Kate Moss closed. This April, Copland landed her first international cover by way of Vogue Italia, which means this beauty campaign isn’t her first encounter with the inimitable Meisel. Only four Australian models (including Copland) have ever landed Vogue Italia covers, with the most memorable being Gemma Ward in 2005 and Miranda Kerr in 2010. Pretty impressive considering Copland went relatively unnoticed in Sydney for four whole years before heading overseas.
As the European shows kick off next week, expect to see a lot more of this face.
Image via Chic Management
If we've learned anything this summer, it's that Hedi Slimane is not one to tread lightly. No, Slimane is the kind of man who
Quits his job, Extremely Successful Fashion Designer for One of the Most Legendary, Most Prestigious Labels in the Whole Entire World (Dior Homme).
Switches careers for a few years.
Switches back — this time to design for a different but equally legendary/prestigious fashion house — only to dismantle everything.
I'm talking, of course, about Slimane's "Day 1" decision to change the name of Yves Saint Laurent to Saint Laurent Paris. After inserting the word "Paris" into the label's name, he promptly relocated the base of operations to Los Angeles. That is hubris.
Next, Slimane had the chance to showcase his radical new genius vision for YSL/SLP's future with his first-ever ad for the fashion brand. And he squandered that opportunity by choosing to use a photo of musician Christopher Owens' back and side-arm. For a fashion brand, the debut image is relatively low on fashion: there's some messy hair and two prominent tattoos and also some sexy, ripply ribs, but zero items of clothing.
WWD (which is, by the way, still using the abbreviation "YSL") managed to track down a rep and get a statement: "A YSL spokeswoman described the campaign as 'institutional,' to convey an atmosphere, with the Owens spot the first of 15 different images." And for sure: another crop of Saint Laurent Paris images have just leaked online, spotlighting the label's eyewear. And so now we can definitely confirm that the very first ad did a shoddy job "convey[ing] the atmosphere" of the brand under Slimane. Apart from the monochromatic scheme, the eyewear campaign has nothing in common with the moody, rock-n-roll campaign debut — the models are wearing clothing! you can see their faces!
How awesome is this Elie Tahari vest? I love the layered monochromatic look and its contrasting textures and I nearly jumped with excitement when I saw that it was marked down (gotta love Labor Day Weekend shopping). I paired it over a crushed white cowl neck Michael Kors top, but it could go equally well over something with sleeves come the cooler weather. As for my trousers, I’m completely obsessed with these stretch denim Michael Kors jeans – they are beyond comfortable and they expand with your body should you overdose on Pop Chips or whatever else you may find yourself coming across at Fashion Week-related events.
I’m a big fan of black and white, but a touch of brown was worked into this look via the platform on the Calvin Klein shoes. This is a super versatile look (picked up at Macy's) that can take me from day to night, and that’s crucial if I have any hope of making it to the Electric Room for a Fashion Week party after the shows today.
On the fashion front, the show I’m most excited for today is Kate Spade. Who would have thought? The company has really transformed and I love its quirky aesthetic. It will also be interesting to see what Nicole Miller has in store for us. I’m hoping she sticks with what she does best and doesn’t go overly colorful like she did last spring.
It may appear increasingly staged, but it’s hard for any fashion reality TV junky to deny the appeal of All on the Line – especially episodes that feature now-failing household names. Last season, Nicole Miller was featured and this season the premiere episode focuses on Unruly Heir, a well-known – at least in New York City circles – brand that was once stocked at Bloomingdale’s.
The third season of the Sundance Channel show follows ELLE creative director Joe Zee as he helps flailing fashion brands turn around their business and, for his third go-around, the New York-based Zee expands his purview to include the LA fashion scene and designers. Among the brands you'll see in upcoming episodes are: Prajje, Electric Love Light, Korto Momolu (of Project Runway fame), Brooke Rodd, Domino Dollhouse, and Ina Soltani.
I had the chance to preview some of the new season and it continues to deliver engaging, albeit often predictable, one-hour episodes. While the show just scratches the surface of how truly difficult it is to make it in the fashion industry, it brings to light the many challenges that designers face including quality control, fit, and material costs. You find yourself rooting for many of the struggling designers — even those who don't come across as particularly likeable — because for the most part, they are very talented (every man should own one of Unruly Heir's seersucker hoodies).
This season, celebrity guests include Mary J. Blige, Octavia Spencer, Zoe Kazan, and Mario Lopez and each of the designers featured meets with buyers from the likes of Scoop, QVC, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale's, Zappos, and Shopbop. Episodes will air every Monday starting September 10 at 9:00 PM ET/PT through October 22.
It’s the first day of New York Fashion Week and I’m feeling very erudite so this is my back-to-school look! Though if I'm going to be 100% honest, I wore this near exact outfit last night for a dinner held at the Four Seasons Restaurant in honor of Brian Atwood's new store and ad campaign, which just goes to show how versatile the look is.
I’m wearing head-to-toe Michael Kors from Macy's (can’t wait to see what he has in store this season, I’m dying over his Fall 2012 plaid scarf coats at the moment). Pencil skirts can sometimes be hard to walk in – or at least hard to walk fast in – but this one is nice and stretchy so I can run from place to place as though I were wearing a pair of trousers. The side black paneling also adds a nice slimming touch, while the top, which is slightly sheer, takes the outfit into a more fashion-forward and less severe direction.
Day one of Fashion Week is always one of my favorites because every season it starts off with the BCBG show. As much as I love seeing the likes of Marchesa and J. Mendel – two perennial favorites – it’s exciting when you’re watching fashion come down the runway that you know you will be able to indulge in guilt-free come spring. Another big one today is Richard Chai (will his bestie Phillip Lim be in the audience?) and, of course, I’m excited for Fashion’s Night Out. I'm brainstorming my outfit change for the evening’s festivities already…