We hosted our first-ever #OscarsDressDebate Google Hangout and the votes have been cast! InStyle’s editor Ariel Foxman led a 30-minute chat with our Fashion News Director Eric Wilson, designer Rachel Roy, and Beth Buccini and Sarah Easley of N.Y.C. Soho boutique Kirna Zabete, hashing out their dream choices for what the night’s biggest stars should wear on the red carpet. Will their predictions prove true? We’ll have to wait until March 2nd for the final verdict, but in the meantime check out the video and see if you agree with their expert picks.
We’ve Decided the Oscar Red Carpet Fashions! Lupita, Sandra Should Wear Color; Cate Should Stun in Givenchy!Jan 28, 2014 @ 4:36 pm
We just wrapped our first #OscarsDressDebate Google Hangout and the votes have been cast! InStyle’s editor Ariel Foxman led a lively 30-minute chat with our Fashion News Director Eric Wilson, designer Rachel Roy, and Beth Buccini and Sarah Easley of N.Y.C. Soho boutique Kirna Zabete, hashing out their dream choices for what the night’s biggest stars should wear on the red carpet. We’ll have to wait to find out if any of their predictions prove true, but in the meantime check out the video and see if you agree with their picks. Another deep plunge for Amy Adams? Yes, please. More mono-hued electric color with minimal accessories for Lupita Nyong’o? We’ll cosign that. A Valentino wide-leg jumpsuit for Julia Roberts? Why the heck not!
What will Lupita, J-Law, and Sandra wear on Oscar night? Tell Us What You Think During Our Live #OscarsDressDebateJan 27, 2014 @ 1:35 pm
Oh Cate! Lupita! Sandra! The stars have already bewitched us with red carpet magic this awards season, and we are still a month away from the biggest show yet: the Oscars. Well, pardon us if we don’t want to wait a second more to discuss what Hollywood’s leading ladies will be wearing that night. We’ve already been swapping predictions over the water cooler, but now we want to share our Academy Award sartorial prognostications with you—and invite you to participate in the conversation, too!
Join our Google+ Hangout tomorrow, January 28 at 1 p.m. EST for our live #OscarsDressDebate with InStyle’s editor Ariel Foxman, our Fashion News Director Eric Wilson, designer Rachel Roy, and Beth Buccini and Sarah Easley of N.Y.C. Soho boutique Kirna Zabete. Simply log on to the event at 1 p.m. EST to hear our style experts discuss what they hope to see, and ask a question or join in the debate by using #OscarsDressDebate in social media.
Can’t join us live? Look for the replay immediately following the broadcast, and get your questions in now by visiting the event page. (And be sure to follow InStyle on Google+ while you’re at it!)
We always get excited during award show season, but this year’s crop of red carpet walkers — which includes Lupita Nyong’o, Sandra Bullock, and Cate Blanchett — has been among the most gratifying we’ve seen in ages. From Jennifer Lawrence‘s fascinating collaboration with Dior to Nyong’o's Ralph Lauren risk, we can’t stop talking about what we’ve seen so far. And it’s all leading up to the biggest fashion night of the year, the Academy Awards!
To help celebrate the season (because after all, this is our Super Bowl), InStyle is hosting our first-ever Google+ Hangout to discuss the dresses and details of Hollywood’s biggest night. What will they wear? What should they wear? Join InStyle‘s editor Ariel Foxman along with Fashion News Director Eric Wilson and three very sharp and savvy fashion leaders, designer Rachel Roy, and Beth Buccini and Sarah Easley of N.Y.C. Soho boutique Kirna Zabete, for our #OscarsDressDebate, live Jan. 28 at 1 p.m. EST. Simply log on to the event at that date and time to hear our style experts discuss what they hope to see. Can’t join us live? Look for the replay immediately following the broadcast, and get your questions in now by visiting the event page. (And be sure to follow InStyle on Google+ while you’re at it!)
Join in the debate by asking a question, or share an opinion using #OscarsDressDebate in social media. And don’t forget to freshen up your fashion memory files by reviewing all the red carpet looks from the recent Golden Globes and SAG awards.
If you think you love Fashion Week livestreaming, check out the latest trend: digital fashion shows! Designers like Rachel Roy, Pierre Balmain, and Peter Som decided to take ‘streaming one step further, ditching an audience-filled show altogether in favor of a taped runway you could only see on your computer screen. “A digital show allowed me to tell the story of my fall collection in a new way and share that with a larger audience,” Roy told InStyle.com, adding that she was able to share more behind-the-scenes looks through social media with the digital format. “I wanted it to be very inclusive and create experiences that people who love fashion can engage with.” Get in on the digital fashion show action: Watch Rachel Roy’s online-only runway show above!
Plus, check out our Cheat Sheet to London Fashion Week!
The parties continue during New York Fashion Week! Elizabeth Olsen stopped by Scoop NYC in the Meatpacking District to show her support for celebrity stylist Cher Coulter, who was launching her collaboration with AG Denim. “My concept was to really make it about a lot of different people: the girl that’s a bit more eclectic, the girl that’s a bit more rock ‘n roll, the girl that’s a bit more classic, and then the girl who’s a bit more of a sex bomb,” Coulter told InStyle.com of her new jeans.” Just a few blocks away at Manhattan hotspot The Electric Room, Olivia Palermo joined celebrity-loved designer Rachel Roy for the after-party celebrating lingerie brand La Perla’s new collection. See more stars partying at Fashion Week in the gallery!
Rachel Roy’s collaboration with Deepak Chopra is now available at AHAlife! The partnership materialized after the designer reached out to the world-renowned author/doctor of alternative medicine via Twitter earlier this year. Roy, who cites Deepak Chopra as a constant source or inspiration, was elated when he replied. “For me, getting a response from Deepak was like somebody else getting a response from Madonna. That’s when I asked him for a meeting,” Roy told InStyle.com. The collection includes T-shirts ($40 each) featuring Chopra quotes such as “Ask for nothing less than inspiration” as well as Eastern-inspired handcrafted jewelry like this Sword Stack Ring ($296). The pieces are available exclusively on AHAlife.com for three weeks, with 100 percent of proceeds from sales being donated to the Chopra Foundation. Click through the gallery to see the full collection. Happy shopping!
A skull and bird design, which was the standout print at Rachel Roy‘s spring presentation, was a perfect representation of the designer’s feminine-with-an-edge aesthetic. Spring is all about chic, flexible separates. Think: monochromatic suits, shorts and slouchy sweater combos, and wide-leg pants paired with silk blouses. Building on that versatility, the handful of dresses veered from cocktail length to floor-sweeping and showed incredible range. Adding a dose of sparkle to the looks were Rachel Roy jewels, piled-on in eclectic stacks for more of Roy’s feminine edge. See our favorite looks in the gallery!
— Violet Gaynor