What are InStyle editors lusting after right now? Glad you asked! From bags to shoes to jewelry—check out top picks from Randy Miller (an editor in our fashion department) and Marion Fasel (contributing fine jewelry editor) for our We’re Obsessed List. This week’s picks include this adorable Jennifer Meyer pendant necklace, lavish Alexander McQueen flower box clutch, and Saint Laurent striped lame dress. Click through the gallery to see all of this week’s favorites—if money were no object, of course.
True Crayola orange isn’t always the easiest shade to wear, but incorporating the color into your fall beauty routine is the perfect way to give the rest of your makeup new life. Try orange-inflected pinks to achieve a coral wash on cheeks or lips and warm up your skin tone. Pick one feature to highlight so that you don’t go orange overload! We’re loving how Emily Blunt complemented her vibrant Alexander McQueen gown (that made it into our Look of the Day) with sweeps of peach blush. See more of our favorite fall makeup hues in the gallery below.
Martha Stewart is crafty—we all know this thanks to her billion-dollar empire—and she extends that philosophy to the red soles on the bottoms of her Christian Louboutin heels. “See the soles? I paint them black,” Stewart told InStyle.com of the metallic pumps that accessorized her Ralph Rucci cape and Vince leather trousers at last night’s American Made Awards, which honored small business entrepreneurs. “I don’t like them red, even though they’re his trademark. But he doesn’t mind. He said it’s okay if I do that—I asked him!” We’re happy to hear the French shoemaker gave her exclusive permission, especially since he’s so picky about his trademark-protected red soles. (In fact, Yves Saint Laurent just withdrew its claims against Louboutin over copyrighting the red bottoms.) Perhaps her personal touch is ahead of the curve!
Plus, see more celebrities who love their Loubs.
As the face of Saint Laurent’s new Manifesto fragrance, Jessica Chastain earned herself a front-row seat to the label’s fashion show in Paris this week. What to wear for such an important event? The actress took a page out of YSL history, thanks to a little help from Decades, the Los Angeles luxury vintage boutique, and her stylist, Elizabeth Stewart. “We just ransacked our archives of original Yves Saint Laurents to find the quintessential Parisian look for the show,” Cameron Silver, co-owner and founder of Decades, told InStyle.com. Their pick: A black and white polka-dot Rive Gauche halter dress from the ‘80s. “It created a very modern yet timeless look,” he continued. “Elizabeth did the final fitting right before the show in Paris, since Jessica flew in from New York City where she is in rehearsals for The Heiress. I think my persistent texting may have been slightly distracting to the two of them, but I wanted to make sure we had Jess covered!” And covered she was—her look earned a coveted spot in InStyle’s Look of the Day section.
See Jessica Chastain’s best looks ever.
After months of anticipation, the new guard has arrived at two of the most important French fashion houses, and they made their debuts during Paris Fashion Week. On September 28th, Raf Simons revealed his first ready-to-wear collection for Christian Dior. (He’s the first designer at the house since the 2011 exit of John Galliano.) Simons served up so many terrific looks that InStyle Managing Editor Ariel Foxman tweeted 11 pictures from his front-row seat. Then, just last night, Hedi Slimane made his return to design with his first collection for the newly renamed/re-branded/reborn Saint Laurent. (Good-bye, Yves!) A star-studded and designer-packed front row, including Salma Hayek, Kate Moss, Jessica Chastain, Diane Von Furstenberg, Vivienne Westwood, and Alexander Wang, came to see the powerful collection, which was filled with sequined jackets, slim-cut trousers, and floor-sweeping, rock star-worthy blousy dresses.
Plus, see our favorite looks from the runways!
All eyes were on Hedi Slimane as he showed his first collection in Paris this week for Saint Laurent (no longer Yves Saint Laurent), including designers Marc Jacobs, Alber Elbaz, and Diane von Furstenberg who watched each look turn down the runway from their front row perch. Everyone seemed to be pleased with the debut—us included—especially due to the standout sequined jackets, slim-cut trousers, and floor-sweeping, rock star-worthy blousy dresses in bold hues. Adding to the bohemian vibe, each model donned ‘70s-inspired hats and platform pumps, while stacked and studded bracelets, tassel necklaces and wide corset belts rounded out the accessories offerings. Check out our favorite looks in the gallery.
— Violet Gaynor
1. Awe-struck crowds watched Naomi Campbell open for Zac Posen last night. [The Cut]
2. Order in the court! Louboutin and YSL speak out about the red sole ruling. [Coco Perez]
3. Mila Kunis attended Madonna’s concert at Yankee Stadium in the rain. [People]
4. Estée Lauder is launching a new Chinese skin care line. [WWD]
5. Here’s a first-look of Once Upon a Time‘s newest member: Lancelot! [EW]
6. Outnet is the latest website offering discounted designer duds. [Racked]
Viva la red! The U.S. Court of Appeals in Manhattan has ruled that Christian Louboutin has exclusive rights to the contrasting red sole the French designer is so famous for, according to the LA Times. The debate came about after Yves Saint Laurent put out a shoe with a red bottom and ruffled Louboutin’s rose-tinged feathers. “We hold that the lacquered red outsole, as applied to a shoe with an ‘upper’ of a different color, has ‘come to identify and distinguish’ the Louboutin brand and is therefore a distinctive symbol that qualifies for trademark protection,” the court said. That means that no one but Louboutin can sell any shoe with a red sole and different-colored upper. What a win!
Plus, see famous feet in red bottoms below!