Loeffler Randall had us with its perfect Fall boot, endless iterations of sweet flats, and most recently its lineup of cool-girl Rider bags — fortunately for us, the Loeffler Randall Pre-Fall 2013 collection is stocked with fresh updates on the staples we love. This time around, creative director Jessie Randall drew inspiration from Frida Kahlo's androgyny — a theme you can see in the mix of block-heeled, cutout boots and lace-up booties. As for the details, Randall taps into the artist's Southwestern heritage, giving the Rider, the Shooter bag, and more of our favorites fresh white and black contrasts, washes of bright printed color, and great natural leather finishes. Suffice it to say, Loeffler Randall strikes again with another round of covet-worthy gear to wear from now through Fall. Click on for a first look at all the goodies and the Pre-Fall lookbook — then click over to Loeffler Randall to shop.
Greta Gerwig really loves Scott Sternberg's label Band of Outsiders. "I used to go to Barneys just to touch their clothes, and I was so excited when they wanted me to do the Polaroid Campaign," she said at last night's CFDA Awards. Naturally, she attended the ceremony with Sternberg and wore a white jumpsuit that he made to look like a tuxedo for the occasion. And while she doesn't have any other fashion projects coming down the pipeline (other than trying to "look good every day"), she was happy to talk about her latest movie, Frances Ha.
Fashion designers can be a tough crowd to please, but Kate Spade creative director Deborah Lloyd said she hopes the CFDA Awards get a bit more humorous in the future. "I loved [Seth Meyers wearing the] Marc Jacobs outfit from last year," she said of last year's host, who parodied Marc Jacobs by wearing the same sheer lace dress that the designer wore to the Met Gala. "That really made me laugh, and I thought he was such a sport about that, so I hope there’s a little bit more humor. Because we are a hard crowd to please, so a few laughs will be great."
For stylist Brad Goreski's part, the highlight of the night was Linda Evangelista. "She's presenting Tim Blanks with his award and she’s the be all and end all for me. I'm a child of the '90s."
Aside from maybe the bangs, Sienna Miller's look from last night's annual Theatre World Awards is essentially a reprise of a 2009 look the actress wore while promoting G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. The common denominators? One great Isabel Marant dress from the Fall 2009 collection and a similar styling M.O. In both cases, the actress added ankle boots to complete the snake-print dress, a testament to her cool-girl signature style — and a lesson that there's nothing wrong with wearing the dresses already in our closets.
Every event brings with it the temptation to buy something new, but we're following the lead of style setters like Sienna Miller and Olivia Palermo, who've proven that there's ample styling potential in recycling an old favorite with a quick update. If Sienna can rework a dress on the red carpet, we're pretty sure we can update our own favorite pieces for weddings, cocktail parties, and everything in between. Take in both looks below and let us know your thoughts on her recycled look in the comments below.
Joan Smalls doesn't just work with Riccardo Tisci — she calls him family. Last night at the CFDA Awards, Smalls — who wore a dress from Tisci's yet-to-be-unveiled Resort 2014 collection last night — said she was there to support the designer as he won the International Award for his work at Givenchy. Smalls also talked about her love for Linda Evangelista and attending the awards with Michael Kors last year.
"Winning takes care of everything," claims the latest Tiger Woods Nike ad, but in reality, his comeback hasn't been so simple. After he crashed his Escalade over Thanksgiving 2009, Tiger's brand was in free fall thanks to the ensuing sex scandal. An apologetic press conference nor a trip to sex-addict rehab seemed to solve his image problem right away. And to make things worse, he suffered injuries and losses on the golf course. But now, more than three years later, Tiger's image has improved, he's on the verge of signing a major new contract with Nike, and he's the No. 1 golfer in the world going into the US Open, which kicked off yesterday. Tiger's slow climb into the public's good graces offers a study into the art of a celebrity comeback. Let's examine it step by step below.
The "comfortable glamour" dress code remained a constant at Marc Jacobs, right down to the return of the silky pajamas motif. And this time around, the relaxed silhouettes on top came paired with glittering jackets and dainty floral-printed A-line skirts; or were traded in altogether for looser, albeit shimmery, evening dresses.
Instead of hinting at the season ahead, Jacobs's Resort 2014 felt like a reinvention of past collection favorites. Think hip-slung skirts and crop tops á la Spring 2013 and slinky slip dresses from Fall 2013 to start. But with the "old," came the new, and the Resort tone took hold in punchy Breton stripes (present on everything from oversize-lapel coats to mini tank dresses) and lug-sole, crisscross sandals — a not-so-subtle play on Summer's go-to nautical theme.
A closer look at Marc Jacobs Resort 2014, here in the gallery.
Source: Courtesy of Marc Jacobs
What's it like being a well-known fashion designer? At last night's CFDA Awards, Michael Kors said he likes the "nice notoriety" of his fame, and said he was thankful he doesn't have to deal with paparazzi. He and his date, supermodel Karolina Kurkova, also shared what they plan on doing — and not doing — over the Summer.
A more romantic version of Tory Burch came through in her Resort 2014 collection, and the result gave real reason to look forward to packing for the next jet-set getaway. For the designer, it was all in the art of duality, of juxtaposition, and of harmonious (if not unexpected) pairings.
"How do you take a Moroccan hat and a painting by Édouard Manet and make the combination work? Resort 2014 celebrates the spirit of the mix, where inspirations play off each other in different textures and prints," said Burch. In as much, you'll find painterly florals paired with jeweled embellishments as easily as you would pleated chiffon with a novelty hat. Burch aimed for a feminine yet far-flung feel where accessories were concerned, introducing patterned low heels, beaded straw bags, and cutout cuffs.
Miranda Kerr popped up in NYC today showing off not one, but two stylish cap-sleeved dresses. The first was a sexy, pink Hervé Léger by Max Azria bandage dress, which she jazzed up with a pair of coral pumps. The second look, which she wore to a Gillette Venus appearance in Times Square, was of the daintier kind: a yellow, lace knee-length Reem Acra number with classic black pumps. With both ensembles, the model proved that there's a cap sleeve for everyone and Summer is the perfect time to find yours. Inspired by Miranda's ensembles, we set out to find the best cap-sleeved dresses on the market. Shop them below.