While the rest of us are unstylishly trudging around in snow boots of the fairly unattractive kind, Justine of Jetset Justine rocked a pair of incredibly cool statement heels in last week’s edition of The Canadian Street Style Lookbook. Though we may be cold, our spirit isn’t (yet) broken, so we embarked on a search for shoes with eye-catching heels that will make your jaw drop.
What we found was 10 pairs of to-die-for shoes featuring everything from Swarovski crystals and bamboo to butterflies and even mermaids. Whomever coined the phrase “hate to see you go, but love to see you leave” was surely alluding to footwear with insanely gorgeous statement heels like the pairs in the gallery below. Right?
Earlier this week, Diane Kruger walked the red carpet of the premiere of her latest film, The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden, at the Berlinale International Film Festival in Berlin looking impossibly chic, as per usual.
The actress donned a star sequin-embellished getup from Chanel‘s Pre-Fall 2014 collection, proving once and for all that sequinned garments are definitely year-round attire and not just reserved for the holiday season. And that’s not just for red carpet-strutting celebs like Diane – we’re devoted paillette fans 365 days a year.
Image via Vogue UK
It’s been mere days since the Spring 2014 haute couture collections were unveiled in Paris, and many of the stunning looks have already made red carpet appearances. Rihanna rocked an uber-sexy gown by Alexandre Vauthier to Clive Davis’ pre-Grammy party, Lady Gaga chose a beautiful Alexis Mabille design for the 2014 MusiCares Person Of The Year event, Rita Ora donned an embellished shirt dress also by Vauthier to the Roc Nation pre-Grammy brunch, and Katy Perry sported not one but two exquisite Valentinos to the Grammy awards show.
Next stop? The BAFTAs, the Oscars, and an endless stream of entertainment industry events with ‘haute couture’ as the dress code scheduled for the coming months. We can’t say for sure what other designs from couture week will be hitting the red carpets, but we’ve rounded up 25 of the most gorgeous gowns from the Spring 2014 collections for your previewing pleasure. We can’t wait to spy the likes of Cate Blanchett, Lupita N’yongo and Jennifer Lawrence in these stunning looks.
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When I heard that shoe designers Nicholas Kirkwood and Sophia Webster were coming to town, I knew exactly which pair of shoes I’d be sporting to the shindig in their honour at Hudson’s Bay: neon yellow graphic-print platform pumps from Kirkwood’s Spring 2013 collection. Their fellow compatriot Charlotte Dellal of Charlotte Olympia has often confessed to dressing from the feet up, and I certainly did too on this occasion.
I’d say the shoes were the hero of the ensemble, but I’m currently obsessed with velvet blazers. This one from L’Agence was super soft and fit like a dream. I’d live in it this fall if I could get away with donning a velvet tuxedo jacket all day, every day. But then again, why can’t I? I’ll happily be that lady in the checkout line at a Walmart in suburbia wearing a velvet tuxedo jacket for no good reason, thank you very much.
L’Agence velvet blazer / Joe Fresh blouse / Joe Fresh jeans / Nicholas Kirkwood shoes / Chanel brooch / Saint Laurent clutch / LeiVanKash ring
Carey Mulligan in Christopher Kane Resort 2011 at TIFF 2010 (Image credit: Jason Merritt/Getty)
Our fair city is all abuzz this week with Toronto International Film Festival preparations: the red carpets have been steam cleaned, the celeb gifting lounges stocked up, and the film reels set to play. The TIFF circus officially starts tomorrow, and we couldn’t be more excited. Ryan Gosling may not be making an appearance at the festival this year, but if there’s one thing that gets us even more into a tizzy than The Gos, it’s red carpet fashion.
Over the next 11 days, couture pieces flown in from Europe will be spotlighted alongside the very best Canadian designers have to offer, and we can’t wait to take it all in. In the meantime, we’ve rounded up 10 of our absolute favourite looks from TIFFs gone by for your viewing pleasure.
Epic past red carpet moments like Carey Mulligan in whimsical, galaxy-print Christopher Kane, Eva Mendes in an ultra-glam black Andrew Gn gown and Blake Lively in red-hot, floral-embellished Chanel Haute Couture are going to be a challenge for this year’s crop of stars to top.
Eva Mendes in Andrew Gn Fall 2010 at TIFF 2010 (Image via ModeWalk)
Blake Lively in Chanel Fall 2010 Couture at TIFF 2010 (Image credit: Jason Merritt/Getty)
Jennifer Connelly in YSL Resort 2011 at TIFF 2010 (Image credit: Getty)
Jennifer Lawrence in Christian Dior Fall 2012 Couture at TIFF 2012 (Image credit: Getty)
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When we first saw the images of Karl Lagerfeld‘s Metiers d’Art Paris-Edinburgh collection for Chanel earlier this year, we were utterly blown away. Now he’s gone ahead and chosen the absolute perfect person to star in the ad campaign, and we’ve fallen in love all over again.
Actress and bonafide style icon (and girl crush!) Tilda Swinton is fronting the collection, and doing an incredible job of it. She looks fierce beyond words in the campaign images and we’re dying for every single piece featured. Tartan everything, please!
Images via Fashion Gone Rogue
It’s been over 90 years since the first bottles of Chanel No. 5 were released, and now Karl Lagerfeld has created the perfect ode to the iconic perfume: the Chanel No. 5 perfume bottle clutch. Seen recently on the Cruise 2014 runway, it was shown in two different colourways, and even comes with the design house’s signature leather chain strap.
It’s both uber chic and wonderfully whimsical. No word yet on pricing, but we’ll be daydreaming about this one until it hits stores later this year.
Images via TPF
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
The temperatures may be bitterly cold this week, but my mind has already moved on to spring – and spring bags, in particular. I’ve been on the hunt for a colourful new accessory to help usher in the warm weather that I’m certain is just around the corner, and Chanel‘s Boy Bag is currently a top contender.
Karl Lagerfeld introduced the new style a year ago, which features Chanel’s signature quilted leather and double C kisslock, but has a decidedly edgier vibe than the ubiquitous classic quilted flap bag. For Spring 2013, it’s being produced in a range of punchy colours, including a to-die-for navy and black combination.
It’s taken a year for the Boy Bag to catch my eye, but now I can’t get it out of my head. How about you – are you a yay or nay on this Chanel bag?
Images via Purse Blog
Karl Lagerfeld showed his Metiers d’Art Paris-Edinburgh collection for Chanel at the Linlithgow Palace in Scotland back in December, and now we’re finally getting a close-up look at the accompanying accessories for Pre-Fall 2013. The combination of Chanel’s iconic interlocking C’s and camellias with unmistakeably Scottish tartan and tweed make for a line-up of highly covetable handbags, shoes and jewelry.
The fierce silver chainmail flap bag and ornate gold oxblood resin cuff in particular are on my dream shopping list. The Kaiser never fails to design accessories that keep me
wanting needing more Chanel in my life, and Pre-Fall 2013 is looking as to-die-for a collection as any.
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