Alexa Chung, Pharrell, Chloe Moretz, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen at New York Fashion Week.
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This is it, y'all. We're done. Finished. Finito. Done-zo. New York Fashion Week is officially OVER. We don't even know what to do first—sob uncontrollably or take a really long nap, but either way we're sad because all the celebs are leaving! They are probably kickin' back sipping on some Prosecco in their private jets back to L.A. right now. (Totes not fair that the West Coast steals most of the celebs.) The only thing we have left to hold onto in the wake of their absence is our fond memories of their to-die-for ensembles. Just yesterday we spotted Alexa Chung and Pharrell Williams in casual cool outfits at the Proenza Schouler show. Alexa sported a blue floral dress with a long sleeve black shirt, pointy black bow shoes, black clutch, and skull pendant necklace. Pharrell wore his go-to white tee and cardigan paired with jeans and black boots (complete with a hand-painted Chanel logo and toes. Yes, TOES.). Chloe "Never Not Cute" Moretz look 'dorbs at the Calvin Klein show in a minimalist layered beige and gray chiffon dress, metallic snakeskin clutch, and white strappy sandals. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen oozed sophisticated chic in the front row at J. Mendel. Mary-Kate wore a head-to-toe-black blazer, maxi dress, and pointy heels ensemble, while Ashley went a little lighter in an oversized white button-up shirt, nude skirt, giant gold watch, and red pointy slingbacks. Siigggghhhh, we love everyone's outfits SO MUCH, and this is just the beginning! We've got tons more celebs at fashion week in our photo gallery below. Check it out!
Diesel Black Gold SS 2012.
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Diesel Black Gold certainly knows how to make a statement, and this New York Fashion Week collection took it up a notch by adding bold pops of colorful metallics to its characteristic neutral beige palette—and I can't say I'm mad at it. Green, eggplant, and navy dominated the color spectrum, and this spring you can expect to see a lot of layering for those days when you're not sure if it's going to be 50 degrees or 80.
The overriding silhouettes are clean and structured, with exaggerated collars that harken back to the past, with the off-white color block swing cape + gold mini resembling a badass Jackie O with a dash of dystopian future. Many of the pieces are perfect for transitioning from a day to night look, as most looks included a light jacket. Also, COMPLETELY IN LOVE with the notion of pairing metallics on metallics. Due to the varied textures and the contrast of what's worn underneath...you too can do shine-on-shine without totally looking like an astronaut. In my opinion, TOO MUCH is just enough, and as you can see here, the silver top paired with the fitted purple crop pants is actually working.
Diesel Black Gold SS 2012.
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(Click HERE for the uncensored version) The men's collection is the perfect introduction to metallics for dudes who maaaaaay not be totally comfortable rockin' reflective surfaces. It takes a certain kind of man to pull off the look, but here you see metallic leather pants paired with darker layers on top to even the still masculine look out. I'm also living for the three-piece suit look sans tie.
There is, however, one problem...and it's a HUGE problem...the footwear. Now, I've always trusted Diesel and I'll continue to trust them, BUT WHAT IS GOING ON WITH THE TEVAS???!!!! In my opinion, there is never (NOR WILL THERE EVER BE) a reason to wear strapped sandals (even with sexy metallic accents) unless you're a middle schooler at summer camp or an adult doing something nature-related, about which I can't even speak to specifics because...no.
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Sometimes we think to ourselves, "Could Jeremy Scott be any more awesome?" and the answer is always: No, no, andddd no. Just when we become obsessed with one collection the L.A.-based designer has done, he's always releasing another to-die-for collab that we can't WAIT to get our hands on! From his Adidas x Jeremy Scott collab to his eye-candy-filled NYFW Fall 2011 runway show, it's quite obvious Mr. Scott has a flare for fashion-y fun that we want to smother ourselves in 24/7. His latest creation is five new jealousy-inducing watches for Swatch, which he tweeted about last night! He released his first collection with the Swiss watch brand earlier this year, but this time (heh) he's got even more ridiculous antics up his sleeve (sorry, the watch puns are just TOO easy)—AND Jeremy models the arm candy himself! (On a super-duper BUFF arm, might we add. #getit)
Kat Kao, Cosette Munch, and Annika M.
Photo: Courtesy of the bloggers Kats Love Fashion, Crack Cosette Munch, and According to Annika.
If there's one absolute must-have accessory to buy before heading back to school, it's knee socks. Knitted thigh-highs instantly transform an outfit from just plain cute to over-the-top adorable. Not only will they make your classmates super jealous, but they're a practical way to transition from summer to fall without having to stow away those short skirts just yet. Check out how these bloggers sported their over-the-knee socks in three equally adorable ways!
Adele at the 2011 VMAs.
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One of the most anticipated performances at tonight's VMAs (both for fans and for several of the VMA attendants) was most definitely Adele singing "Someone Like You." When the ladybird chanteuse emerged from the blackened stage, all you could see was her dramatic porcelain visage framed by a loosely curled, ladylike, side-ponytail (which we think could replace the side summer braid this fall). Her face was devoid of any overt makeup other than a strong set of loooong black eyelashes and (unless you blinked and missed them) even LONGER nude fingernails. Both were rather BOLD choices rendered in a subtle way, and they worked beautifully against her 1950s-style black, Barbara Tfank cinched-waist dress.
Katherine, Charlie May, and Karolina Sabala.
Photo: Courtesy of the bloggers Plenty Of Hangers, Girl A La Mode, and So In Carmel.
Don't worry—we'll refrain from saying things like, "That print is out this WORLD!" or "I could get lost in those leggings forever!" (even though we, um, just did) and just say this: cosmic print is freaking AWESOME. Christopher Kane single-handedly birthed the galaxy print trend, and we've been eyeing his line since last year. With fall slowly approaching, it'd be a perfect time to bust out the darker cosmic colors the galaxy naturally creates and mix it with a leather jacket or some black tights. Let's see how fashion bloggers put their own spin on this solar system trend!
Lauren Conrad at a "Lucky Magazine" event on July 20, and her mix-and-match nail inspiration.
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Hillsie fashion designer/columnist/author/style guru/world leader Lauren Conrad is no stranger to diving head-first into beauty trends (see: dip-dyed hair, ombre nails). I mean, she DOES run an entire website called TheBeautyDepartment.com, where she gives makeup advice, hair tutorials, and even shares her own personal fashion adventures. Her latest endeavor? Mix-and-match nails! Lauren says she was tipped off to this nail trend by the current pattern-clashing happening on the runway and is "thrilled" it's finally making it's way into the beauty world. LC says she's been incorporating mixed prints in her wardrobe for quite some time now and couldn't WAIT to get her hands (heh) on this mismatched nail art. So, how do you think Ms. Conrad measured up? Let's find out!
It’s not enough that Tom Felton is tall, witty, and comes with a cute British accent (which makes every word out of his mouth seem both clever and charming). No, the star of Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes (in theaters today!) also happens to be a style savant with a penchant for deliciously skinny ties and polished blazers. When we can drag our eyes away from those piercing baby blues and lips that seem perpetually pressed into an adorable smirk (Emma Watson, aka GODDESS, had a crush on him, people), we’re focusing on his killer sartorial choices. After careful study, we’ve concluded that 23-year-old Tom is indeed Slyther-ing to the top of our style charts (hahaahaha... [SUCK IT, we’re going through Draco withdrawal]).
Like any pro, Tom sticks to a few signature trends and breezily repeats them (with elegant results) on the red carpet. We break them down for you here.
SNAZZY THREE-PIECE SUITS
Tom Felton making the three-piece look good.
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Olivia Palermo wearing Stuart Weitzman Young Hollywood Cares Collection to the NYC Premiere of "The Smurfs."
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When Olivia Palermo graced the offices of Elle magazine on The City, she was known for her chic officewear and KILLER shoe game. It comes as absolutely no surprise that the stylish socialite collaborated with shoe purveyor Stuart Weitzman for the "Stuart Weitzman Young Hollywood Cares Collection" to benefit ovarian cancer research, which she debuted earlier this week at The Smurfs premiere!
Natalie Goel, Dina Nguyen, and Jacqueline LeBrun.
Photo: Courtesy of the bloggers Like Fresh Laundry, Fashion Candy Floss, and The Hourglass.
DANG, it's hot in herrr! Like, to the point where walking literally one block equals a giant sweat moustache, runny mascara, and the equivalent red-faceness from an intense 30-minute jogging sesh. It's triple digits out there, people. Luckily, there are some ways to beat the heat and STILL look cute—our favorite way is with an oversized sun hat! Not only does it keep you cool during a scorcher, but it's instant SPF. Plus, it adds a too-cool-for-school '70s vibe to any ensemble in a snap. Check out how three cute-as-a-button (and non-sweaty) fashion bloggers sported their sunny chapeaus!