The American fashion industry gathered in New York last night for the 9th Annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund gala dinner. Greg Chait, founder of cashmere label The Elder Statesman, won the coveted cash prize and mentorship program, while jewelry designer Jennifer Meyer Maguire and footwear designer Tabitha Simmons were named the runners-up.
The other story, of course, was what gala attendees wore, and we’ve gone ahead and picked our five best dressed of the evening. Red carpet favourite Emma Stone was an easy pick; the actress was decked out in a peplum look straight off the Burberry Prorsum Spring 2013 runway. Dakota Fanning, in pink Jason Wu Spring 2013, also chose a peplum for the occasion. Rounding out the top five were Coco Rocha in a printed Sono number, Karlie Kloss in a sheer, ladylike ensemble, and Alexa Chung in an unexpected pairing of baby blue and red.
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Alexa Chung in Moschino
Fashion industry insiders and fans around the world celebrated the fourth edition of Fashion’s Night Out on September 6, and a few of our favourite celebrities joined in on the sartorial fun. In New York, Alexa Chung donned Moschino to host and DJ the brand’s FNO festivities, while Jennifer Hudson attended QVC’s event in whimsical Charlotte Olympia pumps and a little red dress from her line for the television shopping network.
On the other side of the pond, Cheryl Cole chose a lace and velvet peplum number for a FNO date with Giuseppe Zanotti, and actress Amber Anderson wore a white Jonathan Saunders frock to the Mulberry bash. Miranda Kerr took part in FNO festivities too, sporting a printed Erdem dress to a party for her skincare line in Australia. All around the globe, fashion was indeed enjoying a fabulous night out.
Jennifer Hudson in Charlotte Olympia
Miranda Kerr in Erdem
Cheryl Cole in Giuseppe Zanotti
Amber Anderson in Jonathan Saunders
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At the Grafic launch party earlier this week, I spotted an incredibly chic, very me outfit from across the boutique. Except that the ensemble I was admiring wasn’t on a mannequin or a rack (though there was plenty of that!), but rather on a very lovely fellow partygoer. A pretty blouse tucked into shorts, sky high heels and a classic Chanel bag – That’s my uniform!, I thought. So much so, in fact, that I’m actually wearing my usual button-down/shorts/pumps combo as I write this, just as I was here, here and here, too.
The velvet polka dot blouse, it turns out, is from Alexa Chung‘s first collection for Madewell. That would be the one collaboration I slept through and regretfully missed out on…cue sad face. But enough about me – this post is about this darling stranger and her luscious hair perfectly styled ensemble that happens to remind me a lot of me. Destined to be BFFs? I think so. Call me! *wink*
We recently posted a sneak peek of Alexa Chung‘s latest collection for Madewell via an InStyle editorial. There was plenty to get excited about just in those few images, so when the complete Fall 2011 lookbook was finally released this week, we were expecting to see one very covetable collection. We weren’t disappointed: there’s lace, peter pan collars and cheeky palm tree prints. What more could we ask for?
The collection will be available in stores and online starting September 22. If Chung’s last outing for Madewell is any indication, this collection is going to sell out fast, so double-check that your calendar’s marked!
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On a recent shopping jaunt through SoHo in New York, S and I paid the Madewell store our very first visit. It was a must, after all, given all the hype around street style star Alexa Chung‘s collaboration with the brand last Fall. What we found was an intriguing selection of rather preppy basics that would fit right into our wardrobes.
We walked out of the store empty-handed that day, but Chung’s second collaboration with Madewell may prove too enticing for us to resist. Filled with ladylike blouses, girly skirts and even a tartan coat, the collection is due to hit stores and online Sept. 22. Our calendars are already marked!
Watch the video lookbook here.
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I’ve been obsessed with Erdem all season, so when I spied this shot of Alexa Chung in a white lace frock from the Spring 2011 collection, my heart nearly stopped. Model Constance Jablonski looked positively angelic on the runway in the same dress, but Chung’s styling took the lace number to a whole other level.
She belted the lovely dress, topped it off with a fierce Burberry black leather jacket, and threw on some fantastic flats and not one but two designer bags (Chanel and Longchamp, of course) for good measure. I love the contrast of the tough biker jacket against the dainty lace dress; no one mixes feminine and masculine pieces quite like Chung.
In fact, I’m feeling rather inspired. I have a Manoush white lace dress sitting in my closet that has yet to see the light of day. I’m thinking I might just have to give it some airtime this weekend, thanks to Miss Chung.
Images via Glamour UK, Vogue UK, Style.com
Alexa Chung is featured in a 10-page editorial in Vogue Italia‘s June 2011 issue that’s at once very beautiful and very eerie. There’s no sign of that “geeky chic” sense of style we’ve come to love and she’s come to hate as a label here.
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I didn’t fall in love with Christopher Bailey’s Spring 2011 collection for Burberry Prorsum like I did his Fall 2010 collection, but all was not lost. Alexa Chung was sitting front row at the show and looking downright fabulous. I’m loving the earth tones, the military chic detailing on the dress, and the shine from the metallic bag and patent leather shoes. Legs that go on for days certainly help the cause too. Where do I sign up for a pair of those?
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Glamour comes in all different forms – from minis to tuxedos to gowns, these are the looks I adored the most from this year’s Costume Institute gala.
Liu Wen and Constance Jablonski and their legs that go on forever both looked stunning in their minis. Alexa Chung, as always, marched to the beat of her own drum, and I absolutely loved the combination of the crimson lipstick and 3.1 Phillip Lim tuxedo. Ever since Carey Mulligan came on the scene, she’s been making unexpected picks that have been bang on, and her lace Miu Miu was a standout among a sea of floor length gowns. Plus I’m a sucker for dresses with pockets. I’m not usually a fan of Nicole Richie’s style, but she was a knockout in a metallic Marc Jacobs dress that made her petite frame look long and lean. Naomi Watts’ berry Stella McCartney gown was to die for; the shoulder ruffles made my heart pitter patter. Finally, Emma Watson kept it young and fresh in a sexy white Burberry number…what I would give to have the relationship she does with Christopher Bailey!
Proof that all you need is a leather biker jacket and a pair of brogues…what goes on in between almost doesn’t matter.
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