Sonya of Class Is Internal sported the most amazing floral bomber jacket in last week’s edition of The Canadian Street Style Lookbook, and it got us thinking. There are so many fun ways to wear floral that we’ve yet to explore – unchartered sartorial territory! And so off we went to find fresh new ways to wear our favourite type of print, including tracking down the aforementioned bomber by ASOS ($158).
From Joe Fresh‘s cheerful tulip print shorts ($39) to Anna-Karin Karlsson‘s to-die-for cat eye sunglasses with carved roses (USD$840) to Mary Katrantzou‘s too-cool-for-school printed stretch denim jacket ($1,265), check out the gallery below for 30 of the freshest floral pieces calling our name (and yours!) this spring.
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Angelina Jolie in custom Ralph & Russo at ‘World War Z’ Berlin premiere
From awards shows to film festivals to fashion fetes, 2013 has been quite a year on the red carpets. With 365 days worth of drop-dead gorgeous looks to choose from, selecting a short list of the 10 best dressed of the year actually turned out to be an easier task than we anticipated. That’s just how fabulous the 10 looks that made our list really were.
Repeat winners like Rooney Mara and Diane Kruger continued to bring their A games in 2013, making our list two years in a row. The rest of the list was rounded out by established stars like Cate Blanchett and Marion Cotillard, future hall-of-famers Jessica Chastain and Kerry Washington, newcomers like Lupita Nyongo and Shu Qui, and surprise contender Rihanna.
Are you in as much awe as we are over these 10 best dressed ladies and their stunning looks, or did we miss some of your favourites from the year?
Cate Blanchett in Balenciaga.Edition at ‘Blue Jasmine’ New York premiere
Diane Kruger in Mary Katrantzou Resort 2014 at FOX All Star Party
Jessica Chastain in custom Givenchy Couture at 2013 Cannes Film Festival
Kerry Washington in Oscar de la Renta Spring 2013 at 2013 NAACP Image Awards
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Julia Roberts in Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2013 at ‘August: Osage County’ premiere (Image credit: Getty)
The Toronto International Film Festival officially wrapped up yesterday; the red carpets have been rolled up and the celebrities have returned to Hollywood, but we’re still riding that high that only the film festival can bring. We’re going to miss our favourite actresses walking the streets of Toronto in haute couture frocks, but awards season will be here before we know it.
In the meantime, we’ve rounded up our 10 favourite red carpet looks of TIFF 2013 to help with the withdrawal. From Julia Roberts in a gorgeous red Dolce & Gabbana number to Dakota Fanning in a jaw-dropping Atelier Versace gown, this year’s crop of stars brought their sartorial A games, making for the most fabulous Festival to date.
Keira Knightley in Mary Katrantzou Fall 2013 at ‘Can A Song Save Your Life’ premiere (Image credit: Getty)
Lupita Nyong’o in Prada at ’12 Years A Slave’ premiere (Image credit: Getty)
Olivia Wilde in Valentino Resort 2014 at ‘Third Person’ premiere (Image credit: Getty)
Carice van Houten in Christian Dior Spring 2013 Couture at ‘The Fifth Estate’ premiere (Image credit: Getty)
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As far as bold, statement-making pieces go, jewelry and shoes get most of the play around here, but when we spotted Marla of Trend Struck sporting a lovely feather mini last week, we knew the next hero piece to join our wardrobe rotation would be a skirt.
We scoured the internet for the most gorgeous skirts the fall collections have to offer, and were stunned by the sheer number of to-die-for options. From minis to maxis and everything in between, we found 16 skirts guaranteed to make your (and your date’s) heart skip a beat.
On the pocketbook-friendly end of the spectrum we discovered ASOS‘s lace pencil skirt with floral appliqué ($71) and Topshop‘s holographic A-line mini (£38), while on the designer end of the spectrum, we’re daydreaming about the magenta silk-satin maxi by Balmain (USD$5,865) and draped lamé pencil skirt by Giambattista Valli (USD$3,565).
Check out the gallery below for our 16 favourite statement skirts right now, and get those gams ready.
In the same week that Diane Kruger was snubbed by Vanity Fair and left off their 2013 best dressed list, she stepped out in a drop-dead gorgeous look and showed just how wrong the magazine was.
The actress attended FOX’s Summer TCA All Star Party on August 1 in a to-die-for design from Mary Katrantzou‘s Resort 2014 collection. The rose and trellis printed dress, styled with simple black sandals by Stuart Weitzman and a white box clutch by Edie Parker, made for one of our favourite looks of the year to date.
If we were editors over at Vanity Fair, we’d be kicking ourselves right about now for such a glaring omission.
Image Credit: PA Images
When we fall for a designer, we fall hard. Our current obsession? Mary Katrantzou and her delightful printed creations. It’s no wonder then that news of her latest side project has us rather excited, with wallets at the ready.
The London-based Katrantzou has teamed up with French footwear label Repetto on a capsule collection of shoes to be sold exclusively at Parisian department store Colette. The small but very covetable 4-style offering features Repetto’s most popular designs, including the ‘Zizi’ jazz shoe and the ’Cendrillon’ ballet flat, created in colourful graphic prints. The limited edition shoes retail for EUR295 and EUR395.
Those floral brogues are obviously a summer necessity for the Backseat Styler shoe rotation. The fact that we’re nowhere near Paris and that the capsule collection, which launched on June 27, isn’t currently available on Colette’s e-commerce site is but a minor and (hopefully) temporary setback. We might just have to make a cross-Atlantic phone call to Colette to track those babies down.
UPDATE: The collection is now available online at Colette.fr. Some sizes are already sold out, so go, go, go!
Image via Glamour Paris
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.
Image via Just Jared
Back in October, we unveiled a sneak peek of Mary Katrantzou’s latest capsule collection for Topshop that left us wanting more, more, more. Today, the fast fashion retailer finally released the complete lookbook of the Spring 2012 collaboration, and it’s every bit as incredible as we’d hoped and expected.
The 10-piece collection features dresses and separates in the British designer’s signature vibrant prints. The designs are very close to the aesthetic of her eponymous line, with pricing at a much more accessible price range of £40 to £350, or $75 to $630 in Canada.
“My idea behind the collaboration was to design for the Topshop girl a range that is as close to the aesthetic of my mainline as possible, with great control over the quality of design and production,” said Katrantzou. “I can’t wait to see the Topshop girls in the bowl dresses and for the most daring to see them try the print on print layering!”
The collection launches in Topshop stores on February 17. In Canada, it will be available March 6 at the Topshop location at the Bay at Yorkdale Shopping Centre. I’m dying to get my hands on something, anything, from this collaboration. Perhaps a gorgeous Mary Katrantzou for Topshop dress is in order. What’s on your wish list?
Images via Vogue UK
Back in October, we posted a sneak peek of London-based womenswear designer Mary Katrantzou‘s Spring 2012 collaboration with Longchamp. We’ve been waiting patiently ever since for more news of the limited edition collection, and finally it came this week in the form of a lookbook and release date. The small but cheerful collection will be available January 23 at Parisian department store Colette.
Nowhere near France? Don’t fret. The last time Colette carried a hard-to-find capsule collection (remember Valentino for Gap?), they graciously stocked it on their e-boutique so those of us on the other side of the pond could get our hands on it too. So then, which tote will you be ordering?
UPDATE: The complete collection is available online at Colette.fr. The Paris-based retailer ships worldwide. Happy shopping!
Images via Coco Celine
I’ve been lamenting the Glee cast’s desperate need for stylists ever since they started hitting red carpets, and it seems my wish may have been granted. That, or they’ve finally grown out of the cheesy prom-ready dresses they’ve been assaulting awards shows with over the last two years.
Stars Lea Michele and Dianna Agron each stepped out this week looking more chic than I’ve ever seen them, the former in a black and gold lace number from Pucci‘s Resort 2012 collection and the latter in that Mary Katrantzou Fall 2011 dress. They’re not all the way there yet, but Lea’s jazz hands and Dianna’s poor shoe choice aside, it looks like the Glee kids are growing up sartorially, right before our eyes.
What do you think of their latest looks – do they deserve gold stars?
Images via justjared