Coco Rocha at the Kentucky Derby 2013
Queen’s Plate race day is just around the corner, and if you’ve already got your tickets in hand or have cleverly entered our Ultimate Queen’s Plate Fashion Experience contest, then it’s time to get sartorially prepared!
There’s a tried and true formula to racing fashion: fancy hat + chic frock. But how big of a fascinator? How formal of a dress? To answer these burning questions, we’ve pulled together a gallery of our favourite looks from international horse races past.
Style snaps from the world’s most prestigious horse racing events, including the Kentucky Derby and Australia’s Melbourne Cup, make it clear that dressing for the grandstands of a Triple Crown race is serious business. From Oscar de la Renta lace dresses to colourful printed numbers by Zara, it’s not about who you’re wearing, but how you’re wearing it.
Check out the gallery below for 28 inspired looks from Ginnifer Goodwin, Coco Rocha and some incredibly stylish racing fans – and get started on your own fabulous ensemble for the Queen’s Plate in Toronto on July 7, 2013. And if you haven’t already, don’t forget to enter our epic contest for VIP #QP2013 treatment and a $1,000 Toronto Eaton Centre shopping spree for the perfect race day outfit!
Ginnifer Goodwin at the Kentucky Derby 2012
Nicole Kidman at Derby Day 2012
Lauren Conrad at the Kentucky Derby 2013
Model Mary Vitinaros at Melbourne Cup 2012
Mischa Barton at Melbourne Cup 2012
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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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Another day, another gorgeous purple dress that’s stolen our hearts. This time, it’s the Givenchy Couture gown donned by Jessica Chastain on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet yesterday evening.
Our plan was to hold off on posting celebrity looks from Cannes until it all wraps up, but we just couldn’t resist Jessica’s stunning custom creation by Riccardo Tisci. The actress upped the glam factor of the ‘All Is Lost’ premiere red carpet with her heavily embellished gown last night, our favourite look from Cannes so far this year.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Pre-Fall 2013 at the Vogue Dinner for Michael Kors
Michael Kors has been on an epic roll of late. With a record-breaking IPO last year, a loyal fanbase that includes Michelle Obama, a spot on the Time 100, and soaring profits to boot, the American designer and former (and our favourite!) Project Runway judge is looking pretty unstoppable right about now.
In fact, Kors fever is about to hit an all-time high in Toronto with the #MKToronto bash this evening, where the designer himself will be in attendance. We can’t wait to hear some Project Runway-worthy pearls of wisdom.
Follow the #MKToronto hashtag for the scoop and stay tuned for our recap later this week. In the meantime, check out our 5 favourite Michael Kors looks on the red carpets so far this year.
Emily Blunt in Resort 2013 at the 2013 Golden Globe Awards
Solange Knowles in Spring 2013 at the United Nations World Food Programme Dinner
Olivia Munn in Spring 2013 at the Time 100 Gala
Karlie Kloss in Spring 2013 at the 2013 Grammy Awards
xx, T & S
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There’s something about Mary that I just can’t get enough of. London-based designer Mary Katrantzou‘s colourful printed dress designs have become an obsession of late, and I’ve been coveting her Spring 2013 collection ever since it started hitting stores. My latest wish list item? The Starsailor print jersey dress, which I’ve been cyber-vising for weeks now.
That would explain my exclamation of “She’s wearing my dress!!” to T last night, when I spotted a photo of Taraji P. Henson at the New York screening of Mud. The Benjamin Button actress paired the whimsical frock with a pair of quirky printed yellow pumps by Nicholas Kirkwood, also a favourite of mine. In short, Ms. Henson wore the spring ensemble of my dreams.
Want the whole outfit from head to toe? The dress retails for $1,045 and the shoes for $695, both at Net-a-porter.
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Another week, another Target launch party attended by some very bold face names.
Last night, the likes of actresses Michelle Williams, Kate Mara and Maggie Gyllenhaal attended a bash in New York in honour of celebrity stylist Kate Young‘s design collaboration with the discount department store retailer. Each walked the red carpet in a look from the pocketbook-friendly eveningwear collection.
The offerings are looking rather cute, but that might be the Michelle Williams fan in me talking. Kate Young for Target launches online and in stores on April 14 – check out the complete lookbook here.
Debby Ryan and Kate Young
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This impossibly long winter may be dragging the best of us down, sartorially speaking, but style pros like Diane Kruger are still going strong. The actress stepped out in an effortlessly glam ensemble for dinner in New York with her boyfriend Joshua Jackson this week.
She chose a chic white collared shirt and black satin pants pairing for the occasion, topping it off with a delightfully ostentatious fur coat. The best part of her outfit though was the bright red Chanel lego clutch, which added a pop of colour and whimsical touch. I’d happily take one of those in every colour, please.
Image via Vogue UK
Keira Knightley at A Dangerous Method London premiere
Roksanda Ilincic is making a quick jaunt over the pond for a visit at The Room at The Bay in Toronto today, and we couldn’t be more excited to meet her. Worn by the likes of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Gwyneth Paltrow and Michelle Obama, the London-based designer is known for red carpet-ready dresses that are feminine, colourful and whimsical.
But don’t just take our word for it. Check out Roksanda Ilincic’s top 5 celebrity red carpet moments to date, including Ginnifer Goodwin in a to-die-for pink frock at the 2012 People’s Choice Awards and Keira Knightley in that unforgettable black and white number at the London premiere of A Dangerous Method in 2011.
Amy Adams at Trouble With The Curve premiere
Ginnifer Goodwin at 2012 People’s Choice Awards
Bérénice Marlohe at Skyfall Istanbul Photocall
Emma Stone at The Amazing Spider-Man Madrid Photocall
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Bernadette Morra and Jeanne Beker
The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television’s first annual Canadian Screen Awards were held in Toronto last night at The Sony Centre for the Performing Arts and broadcast live on television. The awards, which have replaced the previously separate Genie and Gemini Awards, recognize excellence in film, television and digital media productions.
Last night’s broadcast gala and industry-only soirees held earlier in the week saw Canada’s most talented actors and television personalities walk the red carpet, many in designs by local designers. Presenter Tara Spencer-Nairn donned a fierce leather number by VAWK, one of our favourite looks from the Spring 2013 collection. Kristin Kreuk and Bernadette Morra each sported Arthur Mendonça; the Beauty and the Beast actress paired an unexpected printed jumpsuit with jewelry by Toronto-based designers Shay Lowe Jewellery and Niki & Lola, while the FASHION Magazine editor-in-chief sported a stunning magenta cocktail dress.
Morra presented fashion icon and former Fashion Television host Jeanne Beker, decked out in Chanel, with the Academy Achievement Award for exceptional contributions to Canadian television. With the national fashion industry well-represented, the first ever Canadian Screen Awards was a glamorous affair indeed.
The Bachelor Canada’s Bianca Kamber
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Rose Byrne in Lanvin
Because we’re not yet ready to let go of awards season and we have a feeling you aren’t either, we’ve going to dwell on Oscars Sunday just a little longer. We’ve gone ahead and rounded up our favourite after-party looks from the annual post-Oscars Vanity Fair soirée, and they’re just as glamourous as those on our best dressed list from the main event itself.
Red carpet regulars like Zoe Saldana and Kate Bosworth knocked it out of the sartorial ballpark once again in a ruffle and lace Givenchy number and embroidered Giambattista Valli frock respectively, while Amy Adams and Elizabeth Banks stunned in fringed Oscar de la Renta and printed Alexander McQueen.
Our hands-down favourite though was Rose Byrne, who served up possibly her best red carpet appearance ever, surprising us in a gorgeous white Lanvin getup. An incredible improvement over her horrendous SAG Awards outing!
Amy Adams in Oscar de la Renta
Zoe Saldana in Givenchy
Elizabeth Banks in Alexander McQueen
Kate Bosworth in Giambattista Valli
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