The California sun has been giving us some gorgeous weather lately — which gets me more and more excited for shedding a few layers and investing in some chic new Spring footwear — and Piperlime displayed perfect timing when revealing its latest cool-girl shoe picks. The selection of wedges is just what I want for Spring: brass buckles, cool cutout details, and of course, extra height. Click through to see the 10 kicks I'm crushing on.
Proving that it's got the kind of style sense to hang with the best of them, Gap's Spring collection is loaded with a modern fashion philosophy worth adopting. It plays on the new proportions — high-waist denim, anyone? — and the season's best pieces mixed and matched up just right. While it's all for classics, the redux is fresh, letting standout pieces, well, stand out, and paying homage to old favorites, like our worn-in blue jeans. Click through for a taste of the brand's on-point Spring styling, then shop the looks!
In our recent Balenciaga poll, the majority of Fab readers said they weren't really into a campaign where Gisele isn't sexy — but now, we have the full ad campaign to show you. It was shot by Steven Meisel, both in a studio and on location in a forest. The androgynous trend is in full swing here, helped along by Marie-Amélie Sauvé's styling. Click the slideshow to see the full campaign.
If you pick up Interview mag in March, or happen to be standing on the corner of Lafayette and Great Jones St. in Manhattan, then you'll see this exclusive ad that, according to WWD, Alexander Wang prefers to call an "image piece." Shot by Craig McDean, the ad features model Aymeline Valade looking pretty fierce against an icy blue background. What do you think of Wang's first print ad?
Spring 2011 is going to be all about two shades, lavender and honeysuckle. The former was an overwhelming favorite on the runways in New York and London, and the latter is Pantone's pick for Color of the Year in 2011. What does this mean for you? Well, there's bound to be loads of both shades showing up at makeup counters, and that means finding new and pretty ways to wear the colors. I've gathered up some of the prettiest, freshest uses of lavender and honeysuckle from the runways, and now I'm passing them on to you. So whether you want to look proper, edgy, or sweet, there's a look here for you and a color variation to suit your skin tone.
>> If quirky flatforms, spotted all over Derek Lam, Vena Cava, and Prada's Spring runways, strike your fancy, it's time to step up to the plate. Don't wait until Spring: our fresh picks from Elizabeth and James, Chloe, and Joie can be worked into your Winter wardrobe now — try them with wooly tights and a pair of skinny cords — and then come warmer weather with freshly exfoliated legs and a cute Summer dress.
As we've come to expect from Zimmermann, the label's Spring '11 looks are covered in eye-catching prints. But, for the upcoming season, it's more modern with body-con cuts, playful proportions, and abstract prints and florals in muted tones. It's feminine, but not girlish or saccharine; in fact, quite the opposite, almost icy-cool and sexy in all of its subtleties. Click through to glimpse the very cool collection.
At Fab, we believe in strategic spending: each season we invest in a few good pieces that we believe will withstand the test of time and changing styles, and then we fill in the holes with affordable goodies from brands like Zara, H&M, and Target collaborations. So, each week we'll bring you an item from our Covet List. To kick it off, we bring you a little Stella McCartney.
The Piece: Stella McCartney Eco Tie and Dye Farabella Shopper
Why We Covet: Stella's pieces are chic, refined, and so simple they never really go out of style. We love the mix of creamy cotton and tough chain; it's like good girl-bad girl in a bag. The brilliance is in the textile: it's an eco cotton that through some magical — OK, technical — process looks like leather. Finally, it's a damn sexy shopper, which means you look amazing somewhere fabulous or in the checkout line at Whole Foods. We guarantee you'll use this bag every day for years. P.S: For naysayers who think cream is a bad investment, Stella offers the shopper in black.
Did Michelle Williams, and stylist Alison Edmond, read our collective Fab mind? Recently we showed you how to add color to a neutral outfit, and here comes Michelle doing just that with the freshest Spring fashion for the February issue of Marie Claire. The pretty colors pop against photographer Tesh's neutral background, causing us to fall seriously in love with that ruffly Valentino dress and lemon-yellow Brian Atwood shoes. Click on to see more.
Russian beauty Natalia Vodianova is super chummy with Etam by now. She's been designing lingerie and swimwear for the French brand since 2009 and has also been their head model. Their Spring '11 campaign just came out, and it's no surprise that Natalia is still a part of it. She plays both preppy sweet in plaids and voluminous dresses, then majorly sexy in lacy lingerie. Click on to see Natalia's impressive double act.