If last week was all about the red carpet (hello Met Gala madness!), then this week is all about off-duty celebrity style. Stars are ditching the big gowns and designer names for effortless, low-key looks. Snapped on the streets of New York or LA, jumping on (or off) an international flight, or just going about their day to day — these A-listers all rely on a concise edit of wardrobe staples. After some close and very serious analysis, we think we've cracked the off-duty style code. Step inside to see how they do it, shop the core items, then pepare to get papped!
News flash: the delightful Geneva Vanderzeil from A Pair and a Spare blog-fames has collaborated on a a capsule collection of tricked up heels with Tony Bianco. We spotted the ever-smiling Geneva skipping between shows during fashion week and couldn't help but do a double-take at her chain-strap t-bar pumps. Now we know that her two-tone wheels were a prototype her own just-released line. Joining the crafty lineup are lace-up, super-strappy and fringed stiletto styles too, which retail for between $199.95 and $219.95. Margaret Zhang from Shine by Three lensed, and helped to style the killer shoot. After clicking through this street-style inspired campaign you'll want a pair and a couple of spares, at least! Images courtesy of Margaret Zhang.
Coachella weekend two kicks off tomorrow, and there's bound to be even more fun festival style to soak in. To get you in the mood, we're highlighting all of the awesome outfits from last weekend's kickoff. While making our rounds on the fairgrounds and at the parties, we spotted some music-loving, party-chic girls in a range of chic printed rompers, bold-hued dresses, and, of course, some of the coolest iterations of cutoff shorts and ankle boots. Suffice to say, you can easily translate some of these amazing outfits into your own off-duty routine — even if you're not planning on heading to the Californian desert anytime soon.
Hands up who's got a case of Coachella-induced festival envy? Our Instagram feeds are jammed with back-lit snaps of celebrities looking Almost Famous whilst letting their hair down in the Californian desert — how about you? From Kate Bosworth debuting Topshop's new Festival collection to Alessandra Ambrosio looking impossibly perfect in that off-duty model way, there is some serious style going down at Coachella this year. Our US Sugar sisters are on the ground, and are snapping up storm. Want to see, first hand, what the crowd is wearing? Step inside for the best street style looks (so far)!
It's Coachella day three, and the stars have arrived to music-filled desert festival. Kate Bosworth has already made two outfit changes, making her one of the festival's best-dressed so far. Yesterday, Lacoste's pool party drew a star-studded crowd, including Katy Perry, Alessandra Ambrosio, and Rita Ora. Diane Kruger got into mini tribal-print shorts at H&M's daytime bash, Sophia Bush dared to bare her midriff in a crop top and printed pants, and Alessandra Ambrosio channelled her inner bohemian at the Wildfox party. To glean some serious A-list festival style inspiration — courtesy of Coachella's fairground sightings and parties — just keep clicking.
We're almost at the end of 2013 Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia, and the stylish crowd have well and truly hit Sydney's Carriageworks in an enviable mix of local designers, international labels and chain store finds that have been hard to ignore. Take a peek through our gallery to see how editors, bloggers, buyers and the front crowd dress for Australia's biggest fashion event of the year.
Coachella is almost here. With killer bands like The Postal Service, Jurassic 5 (back together for the first time since '07), and the Red Hot Chili Peppers headlining, this US music festival is set for a big year. Of course, the impending date and the already-established lineup of stellar acts both serve as the perfect excuse to ready our festival wardrobes, or at least to start fantasising about dancing nonstop under the hot desert sun. To that point, we're looking back to the festival best of Coachella 2012 both to celebrate and to inspire our future festival fashion. Inside, it's a full range of fairground style — ankle boots, cut-offs, breezy dresses (the stuff great Coachella fashion is made of). With the countdown to two Coachella weekends (April 12-14 and April 19-21) officially on, there's no time like the present to gear up.
The ongoing debate on the nature of street style and how it has become a bit of an industry in its own right has left some people feeling a little disappointed. With street-style fixtures (like Rumi Neely and Leandra Medine) getting paid big bucks to wear designers' clothing, there's a sense that these "candid" fashion moments are no longer authentic or organic. Not only has the industry banked on these street-style celebrities as a form of advertisement, famous photographers like Scott Schuman and Garance Doré (both of whom we admire) are also getting a piece of the pie through book sales — and even posters priced at $40 a pop. While there's no denying that the street-style momentum is still in full force, we want to hear your thoughts: is street style getting too commercial?
L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival wrapped up over the weekend, leaving us with a swag of street style snaps to peruse. From snooping what top models Megan Gale, Barbara Palvin, Montana Cox, Alice Burdeau and Jessica Gomes wear when dashing between shows to taking notes on what the industry-types are favouring this season (statement socks, printed suiting, waist-ties, overalls), it's all inside. Get your paparazzi on . . .
- Reflective shades + quirky iPhone cover + bomber = be-yond — Style By Yellow Button
- Want some Andy Warhol on your handbag? Raf Simons thinks yes — Vogue
- In case you were doubting the overalls trend — The Manrepeller
- How to look good in underwear by Helena Christensen — Styleite
- Here comes the bride! Kate Bosworth spills on her big day — Just Jared
- Would you wear white pumps? Garance Dore would! — Garance Doré
- Sneaky-peak at Roger Vivier's lucious coffee table book — Refinery29