Obsessions come and go, but sometimes our affection for an accessory is so deep that we need to declare our love for it—so we turn to our We’re Obsessed column where we gush about our designer faves. From clutch crushes to footwear infatuations to the dresses we dream of, here is where we rant and rave on our most up-to-date designer fixations. Because sometimes, there just needs to be a discussion around Gucci’s bordeaux bootie, Calvin Klein Collection’s peplum dress, Roger Vivier’s suede strappy, and Jimmy Choo’s sequin clutch. Click below to see all of our picks.
The Emmys recognize the talented teams that work their magic in front (and behind) the silver screens. But really, it’s the night for men and women alike to pull out all the stops. We’re talking about A-listers dripping in jewels, flashing all-over sequins, toting decadent clutches and more. Last night, we scouted the red carpet and rounded up the top fashion and beauty trends that will set the style bar for the rest of the year and beyond. Tina Fey (in Narciso Rodriguez) and Zooey Deschanel (in J. Mendel) stunned in shades of blue, Rose Byrne (in Calvin Klein) and Taylor Schilling (in Thakoon) proved that minimalism is still best. In beauty news, Kate Mara and Kerry Washington went natural in petal lips; and Sarah Hyland and Zosia Mamet reminded us that nail art isn’t going anywhere. Click through to see all 12 trends from television’s biggest night.
It may be the first day of fall, but it was all pastels on the red carpet at the 2013 Emmy Awards! From Claire Danes (in Armani Prive) to Rose Byrne (in Calvin Klein), the stars went with gowns in nudes, blush pinks, silvers and even sheer. The trend went as far as the bling as seen by Zooey Deschanel‘s the pale blue Chanel ring that she wore to match her ice blue J.Mendel gown and even Allison Williams got in on the trend wearing a light pink Fred Leighton topaz rock. The pale shades also made their beauty mark with celebrities like Kerry Washington who matched her neutral lip color to her rose gold Marchesa gown, while Padma Lakshmi‘s ’70s inspired eyeshadow coordinated with her light blue Kaufmanfranco gown.
Over the past few days, we’ve been posting sneak peeks straight from Rose Byrne‘s stylist, Penny Lovell, documenting how the duo has been prepping for the 2013 Emmy awards, and the many gowns, heels, bags, and nail polishes Lovell sent through always kept us guessing. Ultimately, Byrne and her stylist opted for a custom design by Calvin Klein for the big night, but the chic pictures Lovell snapped along the way offered no shortage of style inspiration. We even got a sneak peek at Byrne’s glam squad — hairstylist Harry Josh and makeup artist Kate Lee — who made sure her glamorous waves and berry lip were ready for her walk on the red carpet. Click the photo to see how her entire look came together!
Designer: Calvin Klein
Location: Spring Studios
What it was like: Costa used his spring/summer 2014 collection to experiment with different textures, weaving multicolored yarn-like threads through tops, skirts and more.
Why we love this collection: Designer Francisco Costa stayed true to Calvin Klein’s minimalist aesthetic…to a certain degree. “Elevated deconstruction” was the main takeaway here, which was especially blatant when he wrapped up the show with three finale looks all decked out in fringe.
— Cindy Weber Cleary
Fall gala season is almost under way, and there will be a new event added to the lineup—Calvin Klein Inc. will present the first ever Save the Children benefit gala on October 1st in New York City. The event will honor Hillary Rodham Clinton and Save the Children ambassador Jennifer Garner, among others. Former First Daughter Jenna Bush Hager will host the gathering, which will feature a performance by recording artist Daughtry as well as a short film produced by Garner that documents the real-life story of a family that has benefitted from Save the Children programs. The inspiring event will serve to increase awareness for Save the Children, as well as early childhood education programs in the U.S. in order to create lasting change in the lives of children in need around the world. We can expect many Calvin Klein-clad attendees, possibly in these looks from the Fall 2013 line, but expect to see guests stepping out in the brand’s yet-to-debut Spring 2014 collection as well! For more information about Save the Children, visit savethechildren.org.
Click through to see all the looks we love from Calvin Klein’s Fall 2013 collection.
It’s almost fall! And with a new season comes a wardrobe update. Our editors scoped out the best trends you’ll be wanting to wear to kick off your seasonal refresh. From cobalt (as seen at J. Mendel) to romantic dresses (as seen in Lanvin) to punctuations of plaid (as seen at Calvin Klein) to simply elegant designs (as seen at Bottega Veneta), these are the styles that will be most crucial to your look. Click to see the top trends—then shop them all with 96 runway-inspired pieces that take these runway designs from the catwalk to your closet. Click to get started.
It was Rooney Mara‘s (in Calvin Klein) evening last night at the Cinema Society and Downtown Calvin Klein‘s screening of IFC Films’ Ain’t Them Bodies Saints at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. The actress glowed as she chatted with reporters alongside Calvin Klein’s Womenswear Creative Director Francisco Costa, Robin Wright and her co-star Ben Foster (in Calvin Klein). “I loved making the film,” Mara told InStyle.com with a sweet smile. “I’m just excited for people to finally see it!” And the cast is excited for audiences to see her: co-star Keith Carradine told reporters repeatedly Mara was extraordinary, while director David Lowery admitted she was the only actress he sent the film’s script to. Set in 1970s Texas, the flick tells the story of outlaw Bob Muldoon (Casey Affleck), who four years after taking the blame for his wife Ruthie Guthrie’s (Mara) crime, escapes from prison to reunite with her and their daughter, but along the way finds the path to them and the life he left is anything but easy. After the screening, the cast and guests shook off the film’s heavy plot and made their way to Refinery Hotel rooftop where they celebrated their work over movie-themed Belvedere vodka cocktails and savory hors d’oeuvres that included sliders and Napoleon stacks. Catch Ain’t Them Bodies Saints when it hits theaters Friday, August 16.
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— Alyssa Bailey