Whether you're heading to work or off to grab drinks with your girlfriends, a simple sheath dress can be styled to suit many occasions. In today's episode of Currently Trending, we're showing you three chic sheaths that will complement pieces you already own. It's an easy, versatile, and polished day-to-night option — which way will you wear your sheath dress? Watch now!
It's not just the clothes we look forward to with every H&M collection; the retailer scores major points with the style crowd for its always-on-point styling (and obviously for its totally accessible price points), too. For its latest rendition, the label offers up a cool crew of jewel tones, prints, embellishments, and sharp tailoring that make looking sophisticated — and on-trend — a cinch. Sure, it may be geared towards the Northern Hemisphere's temperatures cooling down, but you can take styling inspiration from this campaign no matter what your climate. Of course, outfitting a look book is one thing; real-life dressing is another. Not to fear; we're breaking down the H&M dress code right here and giving you the no-fail styling tips to put it to use all season long. Click on to see how it's done.
One thing is certain about Olivia Palermo; the girl is a styling genius. Putting her accessorising prowess aside for a second, the girl has a knack for putting together cool outfit after cool outfit with essentially the same pieces. Case in point: Olivia gave her signature spin to a sheer chiffon maxi skirt on Monday, reminding us that this isn't the first time the fashion pro's pulled off an impressive styling trick with this floor-grazing style. Click through to see her outfit the maxi five different ways, then shop her look head to toe!
For H&M's latest Spring magazine, Kasia Struss gets styled up for an editorial that reads like a what-to-wear guide for the season and its best trends. Effortlessly moving between boho to 70s glam, and disco diva to best western amongst others, she provides endless inspiration and a perfect how-to in fashioning the label's latest looks. Click through to see our favourites and the styling lessons we've garnered from each.
Conjuring images of Ali McGraw in Love Story, the Banana Republic A/W 2011 collection was filled with textured knits, pencil skirts, and soft layers all done in clean mixes of deep autumnal colours with dark, earthier tones. The aran knits were a highlight, as was a long camel coat worn casually over the shoulders. We think we've just found our Autumn wardrobe touchstone! Good thing B.R ships to Oz. Easy, chic and with the right amount of 70s polish. Step this way to get some new season inspiration.
Happy Birthday Miss Barton! Mischa Barton is celebrating her 25th birthday and to celebrate in the usual fab-ulous way, we thought we’d take a glance back through her fashion and styling throughout the years. Fab Guest Blogger Rachel Zoe once called her a client, and thanks to RZ we’ve seen her look drop-dead stunning in designers such as Zac Posen, Valentino, Dior, and she's often seen toting her Chanel 2.55 bag (we die). Although her fashion sense has been somewhat questionable in recent times, here’s to hoping she gets back on her A-game. Check out our gallery of her best and worst — bring back Marissa from The O.C I say!
Fancy yourself as the next Carine Roitfeld? Or Mario Testino? Toi et Moi is giving you the chance to make your fashion dreams come true. The très cute Aussie label is looking for creative types to style and shoot their upcoming Summer 2011 campaign. The winners of the Style and Shoot comp will not only pocket $1000 prize money (and a budget for their project) as well as having their creative masterpiece viewed by international fashion media and buyers. Getting paid to get your foot in the door? That's an opportunity that doesn't come around too often! The brief is 'An Australian girl in Paris,' and you must submit a mood board detailing your styling inspirations including location (studio or location), lighting concepts and hair and makeup. The comp closes December 10th, so suss out the deets here and get-a-started!
It's not like we didn't know it was coming! The Lanvin for H&M juggernaut has officially landed, with a full runway show taking place today in New York. This has gotta be the most drawn out launch for a designer collab in recent memory! From Alber Elbaz dropping hints, to sneak peeks of the campaign, to a fabber than fab mini movie, the odd celebrity sighting and now finally the catwalk show. The range hits stores tomorrow overseas, but sadly us Aussies will have to make do with drooling over the pictures. And drool worthy they sure are. As if the flirty, feminine, rouched and tiered frocks aren't fabulous enough, the fantastically fun styling really elevates the high-end-for-high-street range. Elbow length leather gloves, leopard print tights, bow adorned head pieces and even a French poodle for Anna Dello Russo's runway look all add to the drama. Click through to see all the Lanvin for H&M frivolity for yourelf.
I still really miss Taylor. I know we haven't caught up with the new season of The Rachel Zoe Project yet, but I'm anticipating it just won't be the same without Tay's dramatic eye rolls. The Cut was lucky enough to catch up with the platinum blonde stylist to chat about life since leaving Zoe headquarters. Some highlights include:
On what she's up to: I’m styling, I’m building my roster of clients — you know, editorials, campaigns, personal shopping for private clients I have. I’m pretty much doing the same thing, just on my own.
Will she return to reality TV?: I don’t know if I’m really cut out to do reality TV. It’s just not the direction I want — I’m so awkward. There’s things on the table, but it’s not my priority.
On working on her own: I was ready. To, like, go off on your own, do it for yourself, have your own clients, have your own ventures. In the terms of, like, getting your world, your accounts set up — like your FedExes — it’s been a lot of work. But I’ve never been happier. I assisted for a long time — serious stylists, actually — and I just felt like it’s time.
Her advice to aspiring stylists: First of all, it’s not glamorous. I feel like people don’t realize that it’s a lot of manual labour — you’re schlepping garment bags, you’re not in the most glamorous locations. But never give up. If that’s your dream, start interning at a PR company.
Catch the full interview here!