In celebration of the 69th annual Venetian Film Festival, Valentino will present a collection of Italian-designed retro sunglasses. With delicate and rounded accents, echoing a Venetian mask, the glasses' frames were inspired by iconic Italian Cinecittà studio divas. Complete with Swarovski crystals, they are the perfect accessory for a sophisticated yet playful look.
Spiced ruby, warm topaz, or dusty emerald shades can be yours for $700 at Valentino boutiques, starting in January. With only 300 limited edition pairs we are sure they won't last long on shelves.
Carine Roitfeld collaboration with M∙A∙C cosmetics is due in stores September 6. Go on set with Carine Roitfeld as she is prepped, styled and photographed for her colour collaboration. The editor, image-maker and fashion icon describes how to achieve her signature look in her famously fun-loving, sophisticated way.
Socialite Olivia Palermo covers the October issue of InStyle UK. Olivia strikes a pose in everything from Dolce & Gabbana's tapestry shifts to silk dresses from Christian Dior, and Alexander McQueen's breathtaking bouquet skirts.
Some highlights from the interview are as follows: On not wanting to be compared to Kim Kardashian:
"Whatever she's done, it's worked, but I do things differently. I'm in fashion. I'm in New York. I'm in London. And I'm in the rest of Europe. She's LA… Our careers are very different."
Revealing all about her style and jet-set lifestyle:
"I like walking out of the house feeling fully pulled together. It doesn’t matter if there’s someone standing outside my apartment or not. I couldn’t care less. I like getting dressed for me and not them.”
On her floral themed photo shoot
:"This season you're definitely seeing floral back in trend. Not only have we seen it on the spring runways but we're also seeing it in fall which is nice which is nice and refreshing."Read the full interview in the October issue of instyle.co.uk.
Jennifer Aniston has become a style icon for millions of women in America and around the world and one of her latest favorite accessories is the Tom Ford Jennifer Flap-Top Bag.
The bag is made of shiny calfskin with golden hardware and it is available in several colors (Jennifer has a black and brown model), a functional zip panel creates padded shoulder strap, the golden metal logo plate is revealed when side is unzipped and the front pocket can be open to increase the amount of space. Available at NeimanMarcus.com
Lights, camera, kitty! Go behind the scenes of Net-a-Porter.com new Karl Lagerfeld video shoot to see who was really stealing the fashion spotlight. Guess who? She's white, fluffy and quite possibly the best-dressed cat on the planet --oh, and did we mention she's a Lagerfeld? It is Karl's oh-so-chic feline companion, Choupette. Meow!
Barneys and The Walt Disney Co. are collaborating on the specialty store’s holiday campaign, which will be called “Electric Holiday.” WWD reported. It will be unveiled to the public on November 14 when Barneys’ Madison Avenue flagship will feature a three-dimensional electric light show; a moving art short film in the window displays that will turn Disney’s most favorite heroes into runway supermodels and fashion regulars into Disney types, including WWD’s Bridget Foley.
For the occasion, Mickey is dressed by Nicolas Ghesquière for Balenciaga, Minnie by Alber Elbaz for Lanvin, Goofy by Olivier Rousteing for Balmain, Daisy by Dolce & Gabbana, Cruella by Rick Owens, Princess Tiana by Proenza Schouler and Snow White by Peter Copping for Nina Ricci.
Barneys will offer an exclusive, limited collection of holiday items at Chelsea Passage, select Barneys stores and barneys.com, including several collectible Vinylmation figures designed by Paul Smith and Diane von Furstenberg, and Mickey Mouse ears from Rag & Bone and L’Wren Scott. There will also be small gifts like ornaments, edible sweets and children’s toys for the season.
In honor of the U.S. Open, eleven designers and one tennis legend customized the classic tennis ball into a new and glamorous one and the results aced expectations. Let’s just say pearls, rhinestones, spikes, lace, and a ruby-red pout were some of the techniques in play this season.
Karl Lagerfeld is back for a second round with Net-a-Porter and the collection is available now, with an unsurprisingly sophisticated and edgy mix of clothing and accessories including sharp monochrome tuxedo jackets and embellished crisp white collars. The collection is predominately black and white though Lagerfeld did include some punchy prints in the mix. Some of our favorite pieces are below and you can check the entire collection at Net-a-Porter.com.
“I just bought three more! They’re limited editions, I was waiting for them, and they came today. One is yellow and beaded, one has mirrors on it, and one is black and ivory,” says Pamella DeVos rapturously, describing the latest additions to her stupendous array of Fendi Baguettes.
Some collections are built and developed in deliberate, almost academic ways; others are born accidentally from a joyous-bordering-on-nutty enthusiasm. DeVos, a fashion designer under the name Pamella Roland, whose gowns have been worn by everyone from Mira Sorvino to Jennifer Hudson, says she didn’t realize she had 72 baguettes until she counted them for this reporter. “I was kind of surprised myself at the number,” she confesses. “Actually I have 75 now.”
Though she and her baguettes live mainly in Grand Rapids, Mich., she bought her first one 14 years ago in New York City; her showroom is near the Fendi store on Fifth Avenue, and she rarely let a week go by without stopping by to check for new arrivals. She was not alone: since they were introduced in 1997, the Fendi Baguette has developed a cultlike following, not least because they were first seen by most of America dangling from the wrist of Carrie Bradshaw. (In one notable “Sex and the City” episode, Carrie shouts at a thief who is robbing her: “It’s not a bag, it’s a baguette!”) The purses are now the subject of an exhaustive Rizzoli-published retrospective, so massive it seems to weigh as much as 1,000 baguettes. Read more: tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com