After reflecting on the Fall 2013 collections, we quickly realized that designers filled the runways with high-shine, futuristic opulence. And while warm golds, rich bronzes, and shiny silvers are the obvious metallics, luminous blues and polished pinks also radiated down the catwalk. Shop the gallery below, where you’ll find untarnished ankle-grazing booties, glitzy frocks, and casual pullovers sprinkled with shimmer.
Tweed and houndstooth have always been a traditional menswear go-to, but the woolen fabric can easily be transformed into sexy-subtle evening attire. Take a cue from Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana’s Fall 2013 Dolce & Gabbana collection (right) and dress up an all tweed look with opulently ornate gold jewelry. Or, follow Olivier Rousteing of Balmain‘s lead (left) and add a sense of sporty modernity to houndstooth by teaming it with leather and chain-link extras, like the first look he sent down a Paris runway for his spring/summer 2014 collection. However you choose to style it, think of your houndstooth or tweed piece as your building block—it will always keep you office-ready and polished. So, in the morning when you slip into your woven or printed piece (we gathered a zip-front slitted skirt, a raw-edged peplum top with leather paneling, and a houndstooth printed tank, to name a few), grab your most adventurous piece of jewelry, stash it in your bag, and toss it on after-hours.
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If Balmain’s Ready-To-Wear Ensembles Are Out of Your Price Range, You Can Give Your Strands a Runway Twist With Their Hair ProductsSep 30, 2013 @ 3:51 pm
Talk about a couture coiff! While Balmain‘s runway pieces aren’t in everyone’s fall budget, the label’s hair products used backstage at their Paris Fashion Week show are within reach. To create the effortless waves seen on Karlie Kloss and the rest of the models, hairstylist Sam McNight took a minimalist approach, working with each girl’s natural hair texture to impart a lived-in feel. Balmain’s Texturizing Salt Spray and the Argan Moisturizing Elixir ($23 and $31; balmainhair.com) were used where needed to give each girl a relaxed, lived-in look, and for an additional piecey effect, McNight worked the Magic Move Soft hair paste ($30; rickysnyc.com) into the ends. We’re obsessed with the surfer-chic texture Balmain’s Salt Spray creates, and the Argan Elixir is great for all hair types, leaving strands soft to the touch with a glossy shine. Find Balmain’s hair products at balmainhair.com, and with the prices starting at $23, these couture pieces won’t break the bank.
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Every season, there is a styling trait that catches on among industry insiders and celebrities alike. To give you a head start for fall, we took memos from the runway, the red carpet and the streets, and rounded up all the styling touches you need to know. Pick up this season’s cues, from giving a peek of midriff with unbuttoned tops, as seen on the Giorgio Armani catwalk and Karlie Kloss, to draping coats over shoulders (sleeves were so last season), like at Balmain and Victoria Beckham. Click to see all the ways you can one-up everyone else in the style department.
Lady Gaga is back — and her return comes with a new look. While promoting her latest album ARTPOP, Mother Monster stepped out in a sleek black dress by Balmain, and a clean white number by Mathieu Mirano. In lieu of her sky-high hair and avant-garde makeup choices, Gaga also went the minimalist route with her beauty routine, opting for a short crop, sculpted brows and a pop-of-color lip. After getting used to seeing the star dressed in Kermit the Frog coats and raw meat, these classic glam ensembles rate as surprising style choices. Why dial it down? That’s why we want to know what you think. Do you like her new look? Tell us by voting in the poll below.
Plus, see Lady Gaga’s transformation.
The jumpsuit look isn’t going anywhere — and the stars at Comic-Con 2013 proved it with Jane Levy (in Saloni), Zoe Saldana (in Balmain) and Olivia Munn (in black and white polka dots). Admittedly, the all-in-one is tricky to pull off, but done right, it can look sophisticated, and actually very sexy. For a perfect playsuit, the silhouette is undeniably important: Make sure the fit is comfortably tailored that cinches at the waist to outline your figure (that means, no scrunching in too-tight areas). Be sure to pick playful prints and bold hues to make it stand out, and then keep all other accessories to a minimum so your main piece can take center stage. Need more convincing? We rounded up more stars who were snapped romping around. Click to see them all, and tell us, would you jump on this trend?
Is the end of squeezing into spandex-tight jeans nearing? It’s not entirely over, but there is a shift happening. Stars including Milla Jovovich (in Giorgio Armani), Solange Knowles (in Roberto Cavalli), Nicole Richie (in Balmain) and Elizabeth Olsen (in The Row) have adopted a more comfortable (read: roomier) alternative to too-tight skinnies with wide-leg pants. Ever since designers like Chloe and Proenza Schouler sent the wide-leg silhouette down the runway last year, the relaxed fit has become popular both on and off the red carpet. To find the right one for you, look for a pair that sits easily at the hips. The hem should skim the ground, revealing just the tips of your shoes (this may require alterations). Team a tee with a linen fabric for a casual weekend brunch look or don a blouse and blazer with a silk or satin pair for a dressier occasion. Click through to see more celebs taking the trend in stride. Tell us: Would you wear the look?
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.