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Last nights, the fashion industry’s most accessory-savvy designers and stars descended upon Cipriani 42nd Street for the 17th annual Accessories Council ACE Awards.
Make no mistake, when you’re as genetically blessed as Miranda Kerr and Olivia Palermo, looking good is always a given, but these women are notorious for supreme style and put it on full display last night at Gilt and Stuart Weitzman’s celebration for The 5050 Boot (you know, those over-the-knee wonders that Kate Moss wears so well).
Perhaps we’re just desperately missing Helen Mirren and her stripper heels, but the ladies of Red 2 left us yearning for more this time around. Thank goodness for Olivia Palermo.
Seeing as New York is consistently topping 90 degrees before noon, this week’s pretty much a write-off in terms of personal appearance. But celebrities don’t get to play the heatwave card, and have to resort to cooling techniques that don’t involve partial nudity or iced coffee cups glued to the face. So we’ve gotta hand it to Kristen Wiig et al. for proving there is indeed a way.
Given that it’s late afternoon on a rainy Tuesday, we’re feeling particularly susceptible to jealousy right now, so the front rows of Haute Couture Fashion Week in Paris are a big ol’ kick in the face that just hurts so damn good. Sure the shows themselves are providing plenty to rave about. Multi-media modeling, high-octane colors and NAOMI FREAKIN’ CAMPBELL — but it’s who’s occupying the prime seats that we want to see.
Just about everyone, from Marion Cotillard to Karlie Kloss to Bianca Balti, opted to bare their backs for today’s premiere of The Immigrant at the Cannes Film Festival. And yet, despite the inevitable lack of bras on the red carpet, there wasn’t a single wardrobe malfunction. High fives all around, stylists!
LBDs are classic, but they can also be boring. Seriously, how many accessories can you wear with a black dress before the look starts getting lame? Well, leave it to Olivia Palermo to show everyone how to revamp the wardrobe staple.
Last night, Ferragamo took over the upper level of the McKittrick Hotel and its lush rooftop bar, Gallow Green, to celebrate the launch of L’Icona, the brand’s online tribute to their iconic Vara shoe, which is celebrating 35 years on the feet of stylish women the world over. After sharing a very tight elevator up with Lily Aldridge and a gaggle of friends, we took in a performance by Vogue-anointed It Girl Sophie Auster, ogled the charming photos of Claiborne Swanson Frank, which were artfully strewn across tables and hung from clothing lines, and surveyed the very glamorous crowd.
That’s right. The statement piece seen on Ms. Palermo at the Fall 2013 Marchesa show could be yours. Enter here:
Big ups to Diane Kruger, Saoirse Ronan, and Olivia Palermo for bringing out their A-game at last night’s screening of The Host in New York City. Thanks for saving us from another worst-dressed list, ladies!
“Oscar’s attention to detail is simply amazing. The lines, the fabrics, the colors — he doesn’t miss a thing.” So says Olivia Palermo in the just-released video for Oscar de la Renta‘s line for The Outnet.
Oscar De La Renta and online outlet retailer, The Outnet, have teamed up on a 24-piece collection set to launch on February 26.
When Mr. Valentino hosts a party, everyone and their mother shows up. Case in point: at last night’s Valentino: Master of Couture exhibit preview at Somerset House in London, Duchess Sarah Ferguson showed up with Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie in tow.
“Black, black, black, black. Always black.” Whatever jewel tones and autumnal shades fashion glossies are touting this season, Elin Kling knows her color. True to form, the impeccably-dressed entrepreneur and blogger behind Style By Kling was clad head-to-toe in the hue last night at Home Studios for the launch of her collection for Guess by Marciano — a collection that, as you might have already guessed, is heavy on the whole monochromatic look.
Love her or hate her, Olivia Palermo has dazzling taste. So when we saw the former reality television star turned stylist turned model turned brand consultant turned fashion world fixture sitting front row at the Tibi show on Saturday, we felt the burning desire to pick her brain about how fashion week is treating her so far.
Valentino is having quite the week, and we’re happy to be along for the ride. On Monday we attended a press conference at MoMA to get the details on the Valentino Garavani Virtual Museum, and last night we feted the project with the designer and his fancy friends.
Shoppers aren’t the only ones gearing up for Fashion’s Night Out, designers are too! Stuart Weitzman is throwing a shindig at his Madison Avenue boutique, and we were able to talk to him about FNO, Fashion Week, and more.
Paris Couture Week is nothing without parties, and the one model Natalia Vodianova threw at Valentino Garavani‘s Paris home, the Chateau de Wideville. Vodianova and Valentino turned his house into a Russian winter wonderland for her White Fairy Tale Love Ball, which raised money for her organization that helps disadavantaged children, the Naked Heart Foundation. And with two notable exceptions, mostly everyone turned up in dazzling white couture dresses.
Last night we attended the Christie’s Green Auction and Vogue Runway to Green fashion show, and it was fancy. So fancy! The well-heeled crowd swilled champagne, bid upwards of $100,000 on items like the “Chanel couture experience“, watched Karolina Kurkova and Coco Rocha stomp down the runway, and got their groove on to Nicki Minaj. Fancy!
We pride ourselves on our sports coverage here on Styleite, so you can imagine our frustration when we saw a 7 foot tall man towering over the runway at Sunday night’s Tommy Hilfiger show and couldn’t quite place him. A flurry of emails between us and SportsGrid later, we had confirmation: it was Amar’e Stoudemire, Anna Wintour‘s new BFF and center/forward for the New York Knicks.