I can’t stop thinking about this Gucci pump. I spotted the ‘Ophelie’ during an afternoon stroll through the Holt Renfrew shoe section recently, and I’ve been obsessed ever since. The green suede, cage detail heel and gold metal chain straps combine for one absolutely stunning shoe.
Unfortunately, its $1,195 price tag made my decision to leave it behind an easy one, but no less painful. Even the recent markdown over at Neiman Marcus wasn’t enough for this shoeaholic to justify the purchase. I’m praying to the shopping gods for a late sale season miracle.
Put in a good word for me, will you?
Image Credit: Neiman Marcus
Diane Kruger in Chanel Resort 2013
After 12 days of nonstop celebrity red carpet fashions, the 2012 edition of the Cannes Film Festival sadly came to an end yesterday. Because we’re obviously already in withdrawal, we thought we’d relive our favourite sartorial moments with – what else? – a best dressed list.
Leading the pack with a perfect run at Cannes this year was Diane Kruger, who wore three of our most memorable looks. She donned an ethereal mint green Giambattista Valli couture gown on opening night and continued to blow us away throughout the festival. Her Nina Ricci dress at the “Killing Them Softly” premiere was divine, while her Chanel frock at the amFAR Gala was quite possibly our favourite look of hers ever. Her hair, make-up and accessories were impeccable too.
Models Liya Kebede and Natasha Poly looked nothing short of fabulous in a sharp Roberto Cavalli suit and head-to-toe Gucci respectively. Actress Bérénice Bejo was a lovely surprise in a printed Giambattista Valli dress with Olympia Le-Tan book clutch in hand, while Paz Vega looked fierce in a feathered Stephane Rolland couture creation.
Vogue Nippon Editor-at-Large Anna Dello Russo stunned in white Alberta Ferretti, Chinese actress Yao Xingtong looked gorgeous in blue Elie Saab couture, and Kirsten Dunst was picture perfect in a to-die-for Dolce & Gabbana dress and Charlotte Olympia shoe pairing.
There you have it – our 10 best dressed at the 65th Festival de Cannes. Who made your list?
Liya Kebede in Roberto Cavalli
Natasha Poly in Gucci Fall 2012
Diane Kruger in custom Nina Ricci
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We may not always be on side with the ensembles Kristen Wiig chooses to don for her red carpet appearances (remember that unfortunate choker incident at the SAG Awards?), but she’s not afraid to take sartorial risks and for that (and her skits as Penelope on SNL!) we love her.
The Bridesmaids actress attended the Time 100 gala last night in a Stella McCartney black lace jumpsuit and the Gucci ‘Ophelie’ sandals that I’m coveting for spring. The pairing was simply to die for, and a rather pleasant surprise from Wiig. She’s definitely one to look out for, both on the big screen and on the red carpet.
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The Gucci 1970 large shoulder bag has everything I’m looking for in a new bag for Spring and then some.
Lush emerald green python – check. Edgy gold hardware – check. Fierce, eye-catching design – check. Reasonable price point – oh dammit. It appears that this baby retails for a cool $4,100 over at Gucci.com.
Now accepting donations.
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Diane Kruger wore a beautifully embroidered cape from Jason Wu‘s Fall 2012 collection to the opening of the St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort in Miami Beach, Florida earlier this week. Actually, she donned the cape and nothing else but a pair of Gucci ‘Kelis’ sandals on her feet. Meaning, no pants!
So what’s the verdict, ladies and gents – is this ensemble daring or ridiculous? I’m on the fence. But, either way, I sure admire Diane’s gutsy sense of style.
Jason Wu Fall 2012
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It’s official: Emma Stone can do no wrong. Sartorially-speaking, anyway. I’ve yet to see a single one of her movies (a travesty, I know), but every time she’s been snapped on a red carpet over the past year, she’s looked flawless.
Last night was no exception. The actress attended the People’s Choice Awards in head-to-toe Gucci, straight off the Spring 2012 runway, and looked fabulous doing it. Her very sharp-looking jacket, in exactly the shade of emerald green I’m obsessed with right now, stole my heart.
With a long list of awards shows still to come, I have no doubt we’ll be seeing Emma on a multitude of best dressed lists over the next few months.
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Blake Lively has been landing on all sorts of Best Dressed lists the last 2 years. I don’t always agree with the sartorial praise she gets, but I absolutely adore what she wore at a recent Sprinkles Cupcakes charity event.
The Gossip Girl actress’ white silk blouse and pleated gold skirt from Gucci’s Resort 2012 collection are incredibly festive, but in a very chic sort of way. No cheesy reindeer sweaters for Miss Lively! She finishes the ensemble off with Brian Atwood Maniac pumps – you can never go wrong with those. In fact, I plan to look just as fabulous while doing my own holiday baking.
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The last time I wore this David Dixon sample sale find, it was the dead of winter; black tights and closed-toe shoes were a necessity more than a fashion choice. In the heat of July I pulled the dress out of my closet for round two, and left the pearls, tights and pumps behind this time. Instead, I turned to purple Gucci sandals for a pop of colour and my FALLON cuff for some edge, producing a decidedly very different vibe from my first go at styling this dress. Sure, the fabric was a bit heavy for summer and I sweltered a bit, but it was all worth it.
David Dixon dress (last seen here) / Club Monaco belt / Chanel bag / Gucci shoes / FALLON cuff (last seen here) / MAKE UP FOR EVER make-up
In celebration of Gucci‘s 90th anniversary this year, the design house is launching the 1921 Collection, an exclusive commemorative range of men’s and women’s ready to wear and accessories.
“Each item in the collection tells a story, representing a chapter within the House’s rich narrative history,” explained Creative Director Frida Giannini. The 1921 collection includes special editions of the New Bamboo, the New Jackie, and the Horsebit Chain handbags, produced in calfskin and crocodile, in a range of colours. The collection will carry the new trademark “G. GUCCI Firenze 1921″, and will hit select Gucci boutiques worldwide and gucci.com starting July.
The collection brings back fond memories of my first forays into designer handbags. I once owned and now miss dearly the Horsebit Chain clutch, from the Tom Ford era, in a gorgeous black studded python. Perhaps it’s time to bring some classic Gucci back into my closet.
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Rosie Huntington-Whitely has been everywhere lately, promoting the upcoming release of Transformers: Dark of the Moon on June 29th, and has been taking up her fair share of magazine pages this summer. We’ve come to expect sultry shots from the frequent Burberry campaign model and Victoria’s Secret angel, but her recent cover and editorial in British GQ‘s July 2011 issue is absolutely smokin’. Huntington-Whitely stuns in a Gucci dress and matching Rupert Sanderson sandals. Megan, who?