Now Trending: From Sea to Shining Metallics

Now Trending: From Sea to Shining Metallics

Now Trending: From Sea to Shining MetallicsJamie King in Peter Pilotto, Nina Dobrev in Elie Saab, Rihanna in Stella McCartney

Whether you lean towards the intense temperament of the ocean, like waves crashing on a rocky shore, or the calm serenity of the dreamy blue waters of the Caribbean, this summer is all about aquatic blues and sparkly, iridescent metallics inspired by the sea.

From Giorgio Armani’s Spring/Summer 2012 abstract collection of oceanic blues, to Peter Pilotto’s vibrant fish scale prints,  it’ evident that aquatic-inspired looks dominated this season’s runways.

From the runways to red carpet, models and actresses alike were spotted wearing the aquatic trend. Jamie King was seen at the opening of the Persol Magnificent Obsessions exhibition at the Museum of the Moving Image wearing a printed Peter Pilotto dress. Last month, actress Nina Dobrev was seen wearing a sparkling Elie Saab gown that radiated hues of the deep, dreamy dark sea, and songstress Rihanna wore a Stella McCartney jacket with printed tidal wave-like swirls.

We’re all aboard and setting sail with this sea-sonal trend.


Fashion Watch: Another Karl Lagerfeld Collaboration, Marc Jacobs Gets the iPhone Treatment, Anna Wintour's Next Job

Just “Incase” you hadn't heard, Marc Jacobs collaborated to create iPhone covers (via Teen Vogue)
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Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé, a love affair caught on film (via WWD)
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ILOVEDUST meets Karl Lagerfeld’s KARL in a limited edition t-shirt collection (via Fashion Etc)
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BESS creates 80s street punk styles for Urban Outfitters (via Nitrolicious)
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Is Anna Wintour next in line to become England's US Ambassador? (via NY Mag)


Now Trending: Ombre Hair, Ombre Wear

Now Trending: Ombre Hair, Ombre Wear

Now Trending: Ombre Hair, Ombre Wear

From ombre hair to ombre wear, starlets like Drew Barrymore to Kate Bosworth are embracing summer's trend of the moment.

A technique seen mostly in the 70s and 80s, ombre—the dyed graduation of color in a garment—is making a major resurgence. Though, this time around, ombre can be found on practically everything wearable—from hair color to nail polish, shoes and jewelry.

Designers like Jonathan Saunders, Charlotte Ronson and Phillip Lim showed collections for Spring/Summer 2012 that were rich in fading graduations of color.

On the red carpet, actress and model Jamie King was spotted wearing ombre blue hair, which easily worked with her green and black jewelry.  Jessica Alba wore her Doo Ri gradient dip-dyed jacket with orange and floral, and Louise Roe successfully pulled off an ombre maxi skirt.

Needless to say, this trend isn’t fading anytime soon.


Best Dressed (from left to right): Mia Moretti, Clemence Poesy, Zoe Saldana

This Week's Best Dressed: Kate Moss, Leighton Meester, Clemence Poesy, Emma Stone and Elizabeth Banks

This Week's Best Dressed:

Emma Stone in Martin Grant, Kristen Stewart in Guishem, Alexa Chung in Leather and Charlotte Olympia, Krysten Ritter in a LBD, Elizabeth Banks in Elie Saab Fall 2012, Joan Smalls in Michael Kors, Karolina Kurkova in Monika Chiang high-tops, Emma Watson in Brood, Leighton Meester in Christian Cota, Mia Moretti in Blumarine Spring 2012, Clemence Poesy in trench and brogues, Zoe Saldana in Lanston, Jessica Alba in Current/Elliott, Kate Moss in a black suit, Cara Delevingne in contrast stripes

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Photo Credits: Emma Stone (Christopher Polk/Getty Images), Kristen Stewart (MAVRIXONLINE.COM), Alexa Chung (PA PHOTOS /LANDOV), Krysten Ritter (FameFlynet), , Dree Hemingway, Joan Smalls (Getty), Emma Watson (PR Photos), Leighton Meester (Getty), Zoe Saldana, Jessica Alba (FameFlynet), Kate Moss (Rex), Cara Delevingne (Getty)


Fashion Watch: Tyler Shields Burns a Beloved Birken, Nicholas Kirkwood Pumps Hit Stores, Alice + Olivia Partners with Chandon

Fashion Watch: Tyler Shields Burns a Beloved Birken, Nicholas Kirkwood Pumps Hit Stores, Alice + Olivia Partners with Chandon

Fashion Watch: Tyler Shields Burns a Beloved Birken, Nicholas Kirkwood Pumps Hit Stores, Alice + Olivia Partners with Chandon

Tavik's swimsuit collection gets the tie-dye treatment (via High Snobette)
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Rocking the boat, again: Tyler Shields destroys the coveted Hermes Birken Bag (via Huffpo)
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Nicholas Kirkwood's eccentric pumps are now available for public purchase (via Racked)
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The new fashion aesthetic: technology (via BOF)
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Cheers to the pairing of Alice + Olivia and Chandon (via Elle)


Now Trending: Monochromatic Summer Whites

Now Trending: Monochromatic Summer Whites

Now Trending: Monochromatic Summer Whites
Photo from left to right: Rihanna, Lauren Conrad, Cameron Diaz

As summer steadily makes its way closer, you might be evaluating your closet and deciding on what looks will make the transitional cut, or new addition.

Staying with the bold and bright color trend, an obvious choice would be in keeping (or adding) neon and summer brights to your wardrobe, or even neutral tones.

However, a look that demands your attention is the quintessential summer outfit: monochromatic, crisp summer whites.

Pop diva Rihanna was recently spotted at the “Battleship” premiere, where she pulled off an all-white look consisting of a draped Adam Selman dress paired with white Manolo Blahniks. Her outfit proved that white, if worn right, can be extremely sexy and powerful.

Actress Cameron Diaz dazzled in her simple Stella McCartney all-white jumpsuit that she wore at Cannes, and starlets such as Lauren Conrad, Kirsten Dunst and Lana Del Ray have also recently been successfully sporting all-white looks.

The good news is that you don’t have to be a size two to make this look work for you.

Wearing a monochromatic all-white ensemble is a simple, sharp look that practically anyone can pull off, not to mention that your skin will thank you for wearing this color (whose skin doesn’t look good while wearing white?).

So, when looking to fill in your summer wardrobe gaps, think about white; there is plenty of time before Labor Day.

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Photo Credits: Rihanna (Getty) Cameron Diaz (Rex), Lauren Conrad (AXELLE/BAUER-GRIFFIN.COM)


Fashion Watch: Tilda Swinton Blows Our Minds, Designers Create Crowns Fit for a Queen, Carine Roitfeld’s Documentary


Tilda, is that you?  The always androgynous Tilda Swinton blows our minds on the cover of Candy magazine (via Daily Mail)
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Top designers create ornate crowns for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee (via Styleite)
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Practical or posh? Which sneaker side are you on? (via Vogue)
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More details on Carine Roitfeld's “Mademoiselle C. documentary (via Elle)
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Totes Amazeballs! 15 summer-chic tote ideas for your summer festivities (via Vogue)


Now Trending: The Pajama Suit

Bedtime attire is moving into daytime with celebrities like Rhianna and Jessica Alba embracing the questionable pajama suit look.

Designers such as Emilio Pucci and Salvatore Ferragamo added looks to their 2012 collections that were more appropriate for the bedroom than for public consumption.

We say, to each their own, when it comes to this trend.


Royal Mail Makeover, Opening Ceremony to Launch Magazine, Target’s Next Collaboration

Fashion Watch: A Royal Mail Makeover, Opening Ceremony to Launch Magazine, Target’s Next Collaboration

Royal Mail Makeover, Opening Ceremony to Launch Magazine, Target’s Next Collaboration

Target sets their next collaboration with NYC's Kirna Zabete (via Stylite)
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Schiaparelli label will recommence in two new ways (via Telegraph)
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Eye candy, a photographic preview of Christian Louboutin's exhibition at the Design Museum (via Guardian)
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Fashionable makeover for Royal Mail (via Telegraph)
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Opening Ceremony magazine in the works (via WWD)


Fashion Watch: Rag & Bone Expands to Handbags, Watch Met Gala Red Carpet Live, a Snow White RTW Collection

MAC gets all matchy-matchy with their popular global inspired color palettes (via Nitrolicious)

A storybook collection: Colleen Atwood to design a "Snow White and the Huntsman" ready-to-wear collection (via LA Times)

For the first time in history, you can watch the Met Gala Red Carpet live (via Vogue)

Rag & Bone expanding rapidly into all areas of fashion, including their first line of handbags (via Elle)

Uh-oh, parents!  Watch out, the average price for prom is up $807 (via Fashion etc.)

 


John Malkovich Gets Into the Shoe Business, a Balenciaga Exhibit in Paris, Deciphering Eco-Labels

A simple and straight-forward guide to the vast world of eco-friendly labeling (via Bella Sugar)

Cristobal Balenciaga's work is celebrated in a Paris exhibit to honor his memory (via Fashion Etc.)

John Malkovich and Pirelli P Zero combine their talents to create a footwear line (via WWD)

Eco-Fashion Week F/W 2012, a spectrum of style and responsibility (via HuffPo)

Fascinating Fashion History: The true story of Lucile, a British couturier and Titanic passenger (via Vogue)


Fashion Watch: Tom Ford to Open Outlet Store, Opening Ceremony's New Handbag Line, 100 Top Fashion Icons of All Time


Tom Ford opening an outlet store? Unexpected, but count us in! (via Elle)
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Do shopping habits reflect personality?  (via NYT)
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Opening Ceremony broadens its repertoire with a handbag line (via Elle UK)
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"The Collection," a NYTimes app that puts fashion at your fingertips. (via iTunes)
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See who made the All-TIME top 100 fashion icons list (via HuffPo)


This Week's Best Dressed: Brooklyn Decker, Ashley Greene, Chloë Sevigny and Dree Hemingway

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Photo credits: Chloë Sevigny photo via Charles Eshelman/FilmMagic, Brooklyn Decker photo via DPA /LANDOV, Liya Kebede photo via Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images, , Brooklyn Decker photo via Style.com & Getty, Solange Knowles, Ilvie Wittek, Ashley Greene, Monique Pean photo via Getty



Now Trending: The Statement Pant

Left to right: Victoria Justice, Minka Kelly, Beyonce
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Bold pants are making a big statement this spring, and celebrities like Minka Kelly, Beyonce and Victoria Justice were recently seen wearing bright, bold pants in floral and geometric prints.

This spring, make your statement with trouser separates  from the S/S 2012 collections of Easton Pearson, Rag & Bone, Thakoon and Dolce & Gabbana.

To go for a cool girl, effortless look, pair with a slouchy tee and a cropped jean or leather vest. You'll be sure to show your bright personality wearing these colorful fancy-pants!

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Photo credits: Beyonce (FameFlynet), Minka Kelly (Getty), Victotia Justice (Film Magic)


Fashion Watch: Dior To Launch 'Stars In Dior,' More On Kenneth Cole's New Luxe Line, Missoni Decorates A Residential Tower

Fashion Watch: Dior to Launch 'Stars in Dior,' More on Kenneth Cole's New Luxe Line, Missoni Decorates a Residential Tower

Fashion Watch:  Dior To Launch 'Stars In Dior,' More On Kenneth Cole's New Luxe Line, Missoni Decorates A Residential Tower

Iris Van Herpen's surreal, organic works exhibited at the Netherland's Groninger Museum (via HighSnobette)
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Dior celebrates its prominent link with the silver screen in the exhibit, "Stars in Dior" (via WWD)
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Kenneth Cole explains his hopes for his new high-end line (via Fashionologie)
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Missoni collaborates with Century Properties to decorate a Philippine residential tower (via Telegraph)
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First look at Nike Sportswear and Liberty of London collaboration (via HighSnobette)