Summer wedding season is officially in full swing, and with it the hunt for the perfect dress or two to wear to all those nuptials. It can be a frustrating search to be sure, looking for a frock that’s befitting a guest and doesn’t encroach on the bride’s sartorial glory, but still shows your personal style.
While scouring the internet for such a dress, we came across this Alexander McQueen number, which is right up our alley. The jacquard intarsia knit is gorgeous, the colour palette is right on trend, and the asymmetric flounce hem adds a lovely feminine touch. The only catch? Its price tag of $2,240.
Available at saks.com.
With new collaborations between designers and retailers popping up with great fanfare almost weekly, there’s bound to be a few that slip between the cracks, and Tracy Reese’s capsule collection for Anthropologie may just be one of those. The New York-based womenswear designer has created a 7-piece dress line that launches – rather quietly – in stores and online today. And it’s positively lovely.
Inspired by Mexican artist Frida Kahlo’s garden landscapes, the chic, ladylike pieces feature beautiful prints, a vibrant colour palette and classic silhouettes. The designs, priced from $248 to $348, are perfect for everything from high tea on a Sunday afternoon to the upcoming wedding season. The ‘Revisited Impressionist’ dress ($298), in particular, is a standout.
The limited edition line is sure to sell out fast. Check out the complete collection over at anthropologie.com before it’s all gone.
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I know what you’re thinking. Another white lace dress, S, really?
I know, I know. I haven’t forgotten that I already posted Jamie King and Alexa Chung in white lace frocks this past month; I just couldn’t resist. Anne Hathaway in this hairpin lace mermaid sheath dress at the One Day premiere in London this week is simply perfection. Plus, the ensemble is Alexander McQueen from head to toe: the dress (Resort 2012), the shoes, the clutch…how could I not post? Hathaway herself is such a delight, too.
I knew you’d understand.
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Miranda Kerr stepped out with 7-month old baby Flynn this past week in Sydney, Australia in a printed red floral maxi dress, looking every bit the part of a fabulous new mom. It wasn’t too long ago that I was a new mom, too, but I certainly don’t recall ever looking quite this good.
Although letting your young son use what looks to be a dry clean only dress as a burp cloth may be a tad impractical for most, sometimes that’s just what a new mom needs to stay sane – a moment or two to be fabulously impractical. Kudos to Kerr for refusing to succumb to the allure of the mom jeans. She looked lovely!
Images via Vogue UK, Just Jared
While we ever so impatiently count down the days until the August 11th launch of the Janie Bryant x Banana Republic Mad Men inspired collection, Jaime King apparently need no longer wait. The actress officially became the first to step out in a look from the limited edition collection when she wore the ivory lace cap-sleeved dress to the Carrera Sunglasses Escape LA event this week.
King’s styling of the dress, though, was anything but 60′s. Instead of a pair of sensible heels, she wore the very feminine lace dress with a pair of Prada Fall 2011 wing-tip platform espadrille oxfords. You’d never catch Betty Draper in this ensemble, but I’m loving it for all the same reasons I adored Alexa Chung in Erdem last month. The shoes are completely unexpected and bring just the right amount of edge to an otherwise very lovely, ladylike piece.
Craving some Mad Men inspired fashion too? Check out the full Janie Bryant x Banana Republic lookbook here and mark your calendars for the launch next week!
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As the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, affectionately known as Will and Kate, take their North American royal tour to Los Angeles, the fashion world continues to wait with bated breath for each of Kate’s many daily outfit changes. While her recent ensembles have been pretty but safe, the Alexander McQueen lavender gown she wore to the BAFTA Brits to Watch gala last night was breathtaking, and right up there with that pink Jenny Packham she wore last month.
With glittering embellishments at the waist, similar to her wedding reception gown (also by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen), and metallic Jimmy Choo clutch and stilettos to match, Kate’s look had just the right amount of sparkle. Her colour choice was right on trend, too, given the beautiful lavender gowns donned by Cate Blanchett and Mila Kunis at the Academy Awards earlier this year. In fact, the Duchess looked right at home on the red carpet next to some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, including Jennifer Lopez, Nicole Kidman and Blake Lively.
Images via dailymail.co.uk
Charlene Wittstock married Prince Albert of Monaco in a religious ceremony yesterday in a beautiful Armani Privé wedding gown, but it was her reception dress that really blew me away. Now officially Charlène, Princess of Monaco, the bride wore a beautiful white tiered column gown, also Armani Privé, to dance the night away with her prince.
I dare say I prefer this gown to that other royal wedding reception gown from earlier this summer. It isn’t a particularly regal dress, but rather a chic, fashion-forward choice. Charlène’s style has been evolving lately, and I look forward to seeing more fabulous outfits from this newly-minted princess.
Images via TFS, stylejacking.com
After months of speculation, Kate Moss married YSL-clad musician Jamie Hince yesterday in a custom gown by John Galliano, as had been rumoured. While many have expressed disappointment with the supermodel’s ’safe’ choice, I find Moss’ vintage-inspired dress to be refreshing. It may not have the wow factor of a couture show finale dress, but it’s beautiful in its simple silhouette and subtle detailing. Besides, how could I not post photos of a gorgeous bride, grinning from ear to ear, who just so happens to be an international fashion icon?
Images via Vogue UK
Caroline Sieber‘s look at the Burberry Serpentine Summer Party this week takes my breath away. The stylist and Chanel ambassador donned the loveliest ruffled gown from Valentino‘s Spring 2011 haute couture collection, managing to blow the original runway styling completely out of the water with an unassuming ponytail and fabulous bag.
While the shoes may be an odd choice, no one’s noticing (other than me), since Sieber’s also toting around the Charlotte Olympia Pandora box clutch. Made of transparent plexiglass, the clutch leaves nothing to the imagination. It’s not a good storage spot for your gum wrappers, but definitely a chic conversation piece. The combination of the gorgeous gown, cheeky purse and simple hair and make-up made for one stunning Caroline Sieber.
Images via Vogue UK, Zimbio, Style.com
Victoria Beckham in a Spring 2011 dress from her main line
Victoria Beckham announced today via WWD that she will be launching a lower-priced dress collection called Victoria by Victoria Beckham. “These are the kind of dresses I’ve been searching for,” said Beckham. “The perfect little summer dress, something that was fun, something that was girly, something that was easy to wear, something that would take you from day through the night.”
Inspired by the cartoon character Emily the Strange, WWD notes that “the girlishness and whimsy come through in the clean, vaguely Sixties shapes; vibrant colors and design details, such as scalloped edges and pleating; they should show up as well in a series of not-ready-to-shoot conversational prints. These include clouds, moons and, in the spirit of Emily, two of the kitty variety, one ‘Victoria Cat’ and the other, ‘Cutey Cat.’”
The dresses will retail between $550 to $900, a much more accessible price range than her main line, but still expensive nonetheless. So far the three designs that have been unveiled aren’t really up my alley, but I’m a huge VB fan, so I can’t wait to see the rest of the collection.
Images via Zimbio, WWD