It seems like the entire world is waiting with bated breath to see what designers have in store for us at the white tents this year. While sneak peeks of their spring/summer 2014 collections are strictly off-limits, we did get a glimpse of what they have been up to during the weeks leading up to New York Fashion Week, inside the studio and out. Just like you, they have been soaking in the summer sun, chilling shoreside…and even working. Read up on their vacation anecdotes and see some Kodak-worthy snapshots, including the Marchesa girls taking a dip in St. Lucia, Karen Walker teaching her little one how to swim, Deborah Lloyd (of Kate Spade) taking a joy ride upstate and more. Click through to journey through 24 designers’ summers.
Whether you’re planning a wedding, in need of a beauty how-to, or are planning to antique a fixture in your apartment, inspiration is just a pin away! Pinterest never fails to serve up amazing DIY ideas, and we could spend hours liking and re-pinning the many home, beauty, and fashion ideas from our favorite boards. So, if you’re hoping to give your Pinterest feed a refresh, we rounded up ten of our favorite accounts to follow. From Jessica Alba’s amazing home and entertaining pins, to Rachel Zoe’s chic boards, scroll down to see the full list now! More
They may have pocketed major jewels as fame-thirsty miscreants in The Bling Ring, but on the red carpet, Emma Watson (in Christopher Kane), Katie Chang (in Jill Stuart), Claire Julien (in Balmain), and Taissa Farmiga (in Marchesa) stole the show with their ultra-glam outfits. We’ve tracked down the cast’s whereabouts and gathered intel on their best red carpet ensembles — from the first screenings at Cannes, to the film’s New York City premiere. Click the photo to see the gang’s most-elegant looks, all of which would definitely give their celebrity targets a run for their money.
Lake Bell puts the bell in wedding bells! The 34-year old actress tied the knot with her tattoo artist beau Scott Campbell, 36, at The Marigny Opera House in New Orleans wearing a custom-designed tiered Marchesa gown covered in intricate beading. “There’s nothing more beautiful to me than seeing a woman who feels wonderful in what she’s wearing,” Marchesa designer Georgina Chapman previously told InStyle.com of dressing brides. “I love dressing all women, celebs or otherwise. But personally my favorites are those who are risk-takers, who aren’t afraid to push boundaries.” Just like Lake! Meanwhile, the groom wore Marc Jacobs to the ceremony, which was attended by stars like Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux, Cameron Diaz, and Kate Bosworth. Congrats!
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It doesn’t get more glamorous than this at Cannes! The annual amfAR Cinema Against Aids Gala is traditionally the biggest red carpet event of the Cannes Film Festival, and the turnout at last night’s 20th anniversary of the event didn’t disappoint. Olivia Palermo (in Roberto Cavalli), Jessica Chastain (in Saint Laurent), Heidi Klum (in Marchesa), and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (in Dior), all came for the festivities to raise awareness and funds for amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, which is dedicated to research, prevention, and education for the disease. The night included dinner, dancing, and, as a special treat, a live fashion show sponsored by the World Gold Council’s LoveGold initiative where 38 models walked the runway in glittering gold designs for The Ultimate Gold Collection Fashion Show. Click to see the red carpet fashion moments.
Marchesa co-founders Keren Craig and Georgina Chapman debuted their spring 2014 collection of wedding dresses, all inspired by the “exquisite couture styles of the 1950s.” The 17 designs featured all the rich and dramatic details you’d expect from the opulent source, like dramatic circle skirts, re-embroidered lace, and lavish layers of tulle. There was an element of grandeur to the romantic designs, which ranged from sweet minis to princess-worthy ballgowns. Click the photo to see the entire show.
InStyle’s Instagram is headed down the aisle! We’re bringing you along with us to the Spring 2014 Bridal Market shows happening in New York this weekend, as we’ll be snapping away at all of the new collections by our favorite designers, like Reem Acra, Monique Lhuillier, Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera, and more. Keep up with gorgeous shots, like this stunning runway look from Marchesa‘s latest romantic collection, by following us on Instagram at @instylemagazine.
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To Oblivion, and beyond! That’s where Olga Kurylenko and her co-star Tom Cruise have been promoting their action-packed sci-fi flick, which hits theaters nationwide April 19. And for the movie’s global red carpet tour, the 33-year-old Ukrainian born actress has proven herself a darling of the fashion world, with some of the biggest labels dressing her every appearance. In Moscow, she picked a lilac Elie Saab Haute Couture floral embroidered dress; in Dublin, she went sleek with an emerald column by Roland Mouret; in London, she donned a black lace-trim Marchesa; and in Los Angeles, she picked a plunging embroidered satin Burberry design. And her love of fashion is newly-acquired: “I now understand this thing about taking care of yourself before leaving the house, no matter where you go,” she told InStyle last spring. Even when she travels, too: “I was getting ready to leave [on a flight], and my boyfriend asked me, ‘Why don’t you put on sneakers?’ And I said, ‘No way!’ I had on high-heeled boots. Heels were something that just didn’t exist for me before. But now I feel like I’m a woman.”
See more of Olga’s wow-worthy looks in the gallery.