Last night, the CFDA hosted its annual Fashion Awards at the Lincoln Centre in New York. It was an exciting night for the winners, who included Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler for womenswear designer of the year and Phillip Lim for accessories designer of the year, but it was also a grey carpet extravaganza (especially for those of us who are suffering from Cannes deprivation).
The black and white trend showed up on the red carpet with model Hilary Rhoda in Helmut Lang, while fellow catwalker Erin Wasson chose all-white Alexander Wang for the occasion. Rooney Mara looked lovely in her usual black on black, while Miranda Kerr added a pop of colour to the festivities, donning a colourful Proenza frock.
Top honours go to Olivia Palermo, who surprised us in a gorgeous fringed number by Dennis Basso; it was the best she’s looked on the red carpet in some time. Welcome back, Olivia!
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The Mister, baby and me sported matching Superman Converse shoes this past weekend because, you know, that’s just how we do. We’re the biggest Superman fans around, and what better way to show it then through our footwear choices? Exactly.
The rest of my ensemble was a little less heroic looking. Smythe jackets and Balenciaga bags are pretty super, by my measure, but the Converse x DC Comics Chuck Taylors were obviously the source of my superhero powers. Or so I told the little one.
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Smythe blazer / T by Alexander Wang t-shirt / J Brand cargos / Converse x DC Comics shoes / J.Crew necklace / Balenciaga bag / YSL ring / MAKE UP FOR EVER make-up
It’s National Sweater Day! Today is the day we remind ourselves to throw on our sweaters, turn down our thermostats by a few degrees and join the fight against climate change.
We at The Backseat Stylers are doing our part by layering, keeping our room at much lower than balmy temperatures, and, of course, putting together this post of six of our favourite sweaters this season. What better way to support such a worthy cause than to go out and buy yourself some lovely new knitwear? Happy National Sweater Day!
Clockwise from top left:
1. Topshop knitted textured stitch cardi, $76 (available in Canada and worldwide)
2. J.Crew linen v-neck cable-knit sweater, $79.50
3. Moschino Cheap & Chic pearl-embellished striped cardigan, $495
4. T by Alexander Wang neon yellow sweater, $266
5. Rag & Bone ‘Danby’ cable-knit wool sweater, $325
6. Miu Miu knitted cotton and lace sweater, $485
xx, T & S
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The last pair of Alexander Wang shoes I obsessed over were last year’s Freja booties (last seen here), which I’ve been wearing non-stop for over a year now. The Frejas have served me very well, but I’m a fickle shoeaholic. Another Wang design has been calling my name lately.
Meet the edgy ‘Anais’ runway shoe. With a sky high heel and three look-at-me metallic colours to choose from, this is anything but your classic leather loafer and everything I want in a shoe. In fact, truth be told, these are already on their way to me in the standout silver colour. I just couldn’t help myself – that Alexander Wang sure knows how to design shoes.
If you’d like to be shoe twins with me, hurry! The Anais pumps are available (on sale!) at Saks.com.
Image via efashiontrend
Gucci’s Frida Giannini (right) and her muse Florence Welch
Alexander Wang (right) and his muse Diplo
Proenza Schouler’s Jack McCullough (left) and Lazaro Hernandez and their muse Yoko Ono
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What would have been your run-of-the-mill outfit post featuring my look on Day 2 of LG Fashion Week has been overtaken by my status as a complete Nikita fangirl. I grew up watching La Femme Nikita in the 90′s and was disproportionately excited when I found out that the CW had ordered a new Nikita series starring Maggie Q and Shane West (yes, the guy from A Walk to Remember). I’ve been hooked since the pilot aired in September, so imagine how I react when I spot Shane West a few feet away from me after the Pink Tartan show.
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All the world’s biggest movie stars have descended on Toronto for the Toronto International Film Festival, so with a free Sunday afternoon I decided to play paparazzo and dragged Mr. and Baby Backseat Styler along for the ride. We went trolling for celebrities in Yorkville and had little luck until a certain hunky movie star saved the day…say hello to Mr. Josh Hartnett!
Last night Mr. Backseat Styler and I attended Lexus Live at The Distillery
, which is on all weekend and features the worldwide debut of the Lexus CT 200h prototype and a Lexus-sponsored free concert series. My interest was piqued when I heard about the event (thanks to rock-it promotions
!), because Mr. Backseat Styler and I are passively on the lookout for our next car. I’ve developed an aversion to car dealerships over the years, so checking out the new model with The Distillery District
as the backdrop and The Stills doing their thing up close and personal sounded much better to me than the alternative.
Since our trip to China in June, I’ve been missing the Hong Kong night markets and the Asian delicacies we could get at all hours just downstairs of our hotel. When I heard about Toronto’s first Waterfront Night Market the weekend before last, I got decked out in my very best food fair duds (a romper, of course!) and was there in a flash.
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T by Alexander Wang top, H&M skirt, Zara brogues, Banana Republic necklace, Chanel bag, Burberry sunglasses
I’ve been passively trying to incorporate more colour into my wardrobe lately, but I have to be honest – I haven’t been doing a very good job. This ensemble, with its bright (to me) blue skirt, is about as good as it gets. One step at a time, right?