Alexander McQueen makes clutches like no other design house. A McQueen knuckleduster has been on my wish list for quite some time now, but with so many stunning styles, I haven’t been able to settle on just one to date.
This particular version, from the Pre-Fall 2012 accessories collection, is the latest I’m coveting. Whimsical unicorns, a chilling skull and colourful floral embroidery combine for a breathtaking piece.
In short, it’s art as a handbag, and it’s available at Neiman Marcus for $2,455.
Image Credit: Neiman Marcus
Just when I thought I couldn’t possibly fit more Smythe jackets in my already Smythe-filled outerwear closet, designers Andrea Lenczner and Christie Smythe go and add a whole other collection to their annual offerings: Pre-Fall.
Fall has traditionally been the time of year when I find myself giving in to the temptation of yet another Smythe piece, and now with the creation of a Pre-Fall collection, my pocketbook is certainly going to be in trouble. I’m loving everything army green in this collection. The parka with the fur-trimmed hood and the shawl collar blazer are on my newly created Pre-Fall wish list. I’ll have to make some room in that aforementioned outerwear closet.
What do you think of Smythe’s first Pre-Fall offerings?
Images courtesy of Smythe
When it comes to Charlotte Olympia, I might just be a tad biased. After all, it’s no secret that I’m obsessed with Charlotte Dellal’s shoe designs. The fact that the Flora pump from the Pre-Fall 2012 collection is at the top of my Fall accessories wish list, though, has nothing to do with my addiction to all things Charlotte Olympia.
This shoe is just ridiculously gorgeous, plain and simple. The colour palette is stunning and perfect for all seasons, the flower embellishments are lovely, and the proportions are perfect. It’s a very feminine, ladylike design, with just the right amount of vamp. I can’t wait to get my grubby little hands on these.
Image via Moda Operandi
It’s the Academy Awards tonight, and because that isn’t enough awards ceremonies for one weekend, the 2012 Independent Spirit Awards were also held yesterday. A decidedly less formal affair, the purple carpet fashions would have been completely unnoteworthy if not for Michelle Williams, who donned an incredibly chic shorts suit for the occasion. Yes, you read right – shorts!
The two-piece look is from Louis Vuitton‘s Pre-Fall 2012 collection, and it suits Michelle’s often whimsical style to a tee. Her accessories, an Olympia Le-Tan The Catcher In The Rye book clutch (I need one of those!) and Fendi platform bow pumps, took the ensemble to the next level.
I cannot wait to see what Michelle and her stylist Kate Young have up their sleeves for the Academy Awards tonight. Might she top that gorgeous canary yellow Vera Wang gown from 2006, my favourite Oscars look of all time? I can’t wait to find out!
Louis Vuitton Pre-Fall 2012
Images via TFS, Style Rumor
Emma Stone in Alexander McQueen Pre-Fall 2012
Awards season continued tonight with the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, which meant another Sunday evening of red carpet fashion. To my delight, a few actresses donned designs that were fresh off the Spring 2012 haute couture runways: Zoe Saldana stunned in Givenchy while Natalie Portman looked impeccable in Giambattista Valli.
Rose Byrne of Damages also took to the red carpet in couture; she was a pleasant surprise in a sparkling ivory Elie Saab jumpsuit. Rounding out my top five looks of the evening were two style frontrunners this awards season, Emma Stone and Michelle Williams, who rocked the red carpet in Alexander McQueen and Valentino respectively.
Did you watch the SAG Awards? Who were your sartorial favourites?
Michelle Williams in Valentino
Zoe Saldana in Givenchy Haute Couture Spring 2012
Natalie Portman in Giambattista Valli Couture Spring 2012
Rose Byrne in Elie Saab Fall 2009 Couture
Images via Just Jared
Rooney Mara in Nina Ricci Pre-Fall 2012
Awards season is officially underway, as the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards took over the television airwaves and Twitterverse last night. I dutifully watched every minute of pre-show red carpet coverage just so I could bring you this here post. And though I’d like to say that it was incredibly hard work on my part and that it was very tough to narrow the list down to only a handful of looks, the truth is that these 5 actresses and their stunning gowns were standouts that made my job easy.
Rooney Mara was one of the most highly anticipated red carpet arrivals of the evening, and she certainly didn’t disappoint in a chic black Nina Ricci dress. The always flawless Julianne Moore also chose a black gown, by Chanel Haute Couture no less. Her green tassel earrings by Fred Leighton complemented her scarlet hair perfectly.
That wasn’t the only burst of colour. Charlize Theron looked pretty in Dior pink, Emma Stone wore custom eggplant Lanvin, and Tilda Swinton marched to the beat of her own sartorial drum in sky blue Haider Ackermann. Each actress brought her very own brand of glam to the Golden Globes, making for one very fabulous red carpet.
Charlize Theron in Dior Haute Couture
Emma Stone in custom Lanvin
Tilda Swinton in Haider Ackermann
Julianne Moore in Chanel Haute Couture Fall 2011
Images via Just Jared, Styleite