Pantone has named emerald the color of 2013, and Kate Middleton is already trying out next year's hot hue! The Duchess of Cambridge was hospitalised for acute morning sickness, but Kate is back tending to her royal duties — and looking better than ever while doing so. For her first official post-hospital appearance, Kate went with an emerald gown by Alexander McQueen. Watch today's Fab Flash for all the scoop!
Navy blue is having a moment. Every second Autumn/Winter '13 showing I attend has a sea of the classic hue (cue internal fist pump). Bella too has been bitten by the navy blue bug — expounding the appeal of an inky smoky eye, just this morning. We're far too impatient to wait until the weather turns cold to try out the trend, so we went through our Icon Kit files to find something a little more seasonally relevant. May we introduce ... Poppy Delevingne, wearing Louis Vuitton at the label's S/S '12 Paris fashion week show way back in October of last year. Still so good.
Taylor Swift has been a busy bee! Taylor Swift spent her weekend jet-setting from Tokyo, Japan, to see us in Sydney, to promote her new album, Red. As of late, Taylor has been going for a casual, vintage styling vibe, but this time around, she decided to switch it up with a sportier look, which consisted of red sneakers and stripes. She also slipped into this season's It colour via one slim-cut pair of burgundy jeans, which she paired with a breezy white top by Bella Dahl. Watch today's Fab Flash to hear all the details on her outfits down under!
Want a sure-fire way to stand out from the crowd, without resorting to dressing like you're going to the Victoria's Secret fashion show after-party? Try a paler shade of white. The opposite of fade-into-the-background-black, a pristine piece in this season's hottest hue will bathe you in a sophisticated spotlight for Friday night drinks, whilst you reap the complexion-flattering benefit this colour brings to the face. The only trick is to opt for quality fabrications to avoid see-through faux pas. Step this way to see the five ways we think you should wear this classic colour. So fresh and so clean!
Remember at this year's Oscars when Michelle Williams wore a Louis Vuitton gown that was "not quite orange, not exactly coral, not really red," but all-around amazing? Well, even though months have passed and the seasons have changed, that head-scratching hard-to-pin-down shade is still around, and making a huge impact on the red carpet. Just last night, both Nicole Richie and Natasha Poly showed up at events sporting the juicy hue — Nicole attended the FFANY Shoes on Sale gala in a high-collar macramé dress by our very own Scanlan & Theodore, while Natasha partied at the Angel Ball with the likes of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian in a sexy knit Roberto Cavalli gown. Both women lit up their respective events, just as Michelle Williams did at the Academy Awards earlier this year — and we're betting that this bold, vibrant colour will be sticking around for another round of red carpet revelry.
Do you own anything bordeaux, yet? Kate Middleton put a chic spin on this classic colour earlier this week, and merlot hues may carry some Winter-y connotations, we think that burgundy is classic enough to be worn in any season. Simply lighten your fabrications and opt for timeless accessories. Our US girl-on-the-ground, Allison McNamara, put together three stylish outfits at CUSP boutique in Century City to show you how easy it is to incorporate this colour trend into your wardrobe. Ready? Press play for a spot of seasonal inspiration!
We've missed you Kate! It's been a little since we've seen the Duchess out and about, but she's made up for her absence in spades — appearing twice in as many days. Yesterday we saw her in this nifty little burgundy Paule Ka skirt suit for an appearance with Will in central London, and his morning we've been treated to yet another chic ensemble from HRH, with Kate stepping out for the official launch of the National Football Centre in Burton-upon-Trent in this super-sophisticated khaki Reiss coat. Both are classically tailored pieces, but it's her on-trend palette that really impressed us. Ox-blood red and olive make a fabulous, new-season colour combo — and whilst it might feel cold-weather appropriate in Kate's heavy woolens, we think this is still well worth keeping on file for A/W 2013. Want to get the look? We found similarly chic options, via Shopstyle!
Does the thought of wearing pastel send shivers down your all-black loving spine? Well, I'm here to change that. Shake off those saccharine connotations, and start thinking about gelato shades in a new, less girly-girl, light. I set the Sugar editors a challenge: to give me some outside-the-box ways to wear this sorbet-inspired Spring palette. Cue sexy swimwear, tomboy-approved trainers, rip-torn denim and nifty overnight bags. So, be gone with pre-teen assumptions of florals and Peter Pan collars — this is how the cool kids will be wearing pastel this Spring. . .
Colour has got to be the fastest, most effective, most wearable way to get on trend. Invest in a single item in a hot hue, and suddenly your whole ensemble gets injected with ooh-will-you-look-at-that newness. The best bit is once you know what shades are set to be big, you can buy up in shapes and style that you already adore and that flatter your figure. Genius, huh? To give you a head start on the shape shade of things to come, we've rounded up the biggest colour trends from2012 Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia. Want more trend forecasting? Scope our ultimate runway report after familiarizing yourself with the new season colour rules.
Colour is the best way see what's hot and what's not, so before Winter properly arrives we're lookng back at the best of the Spring '12 runway shows to sound out the hottest hues for the trans-seasonal months ahead. From ladylike pastel pinks at Rochas and powdery floral blues at Erdem, to electric greens at Jean-Paul Gaultier and soft lemon iterations spotted at Jason Wu, it's safe to say where there's colour, there's a way to wear it. We've rounded up the prettiest blues, reds, purples, and more to pop up on the runways and taken care to hone in on the coolest colour combos we've seen this season. Time to put those chic black pieces away (for now), and click through to see which rainbow-inspired shade you'll be donning in the months ahead.