Lily Aldridge has a lot on her plate these days. Along side of her Victoria Secret’s gig, being a mom and wife to Kings of Leon’s Caleb Followill, she recently added designer to her resume with her capsule collection – Lily Aldridge for Velvet.
With a schedule like that you must make every minute count, and that includes putting together uber chic looks in a New York minute.
Lily lends a pop of color to her AllSaints leather pants, J Crew vintage tee and Stella McCartney over sized wayfarer sunglasses with a pair of red Gianvito Rossi statement pumps. Add a brown croc-embossed leather tote by Joie and a touch of bling with an Ice Middleton Collar from Baublebar, and you’re out the door in no time flat. Looking simple, cool and chic I might add!!
Of course, we don’t all have Lily’s budget for clothes, and while not everything she’s wearing is pricey (J Crew tee and necklace from Baublebar), for everything else I’ve curated the same look for less!
Clockwise from top left: Black leather Look Olive Skinny Jeans $90.00 0n sale for $50.00 www.riverisland.com, J Crew Vintage Cotton T-Shirt $30.00 www.jcrew.com, Topshop Faux Leather Tote $72.00 www.nordstroms.com, Ice Middleton Collar $68.00 http://www.baublebar.com, Le Specs Cat Eye Sunglasses $59.00 www.urbanoutfitters.com, Justine 4 by Boutique 9 Red Suede Pump $140.00 www.piperlime.com
Jessica Biel, seen here at Sundance’s The Next Generation Filmmaker Dinner Series which premiered her new film ‘Emanuel And The Truth About Fishes’, adds some voltage to a casual chic look.
Jessica glams up a pair of black skinny J Brand jeans with Oscar de la Renta’s resort 2013 gold sequined silk and cotton blend sweater. She tops off her ensemble perfectly, adding some edge to her look, with over-the-knee leather boots. If the movie is as awesome as her fashion expertise, it is sure to be a smash hit!
Can’t afford Oscar de la Renta? No worries, check out my pics to get the look for less!!
Clockwise from top left: Knitted Shimmer Cropped Sweater $90.00 www.topshop.com, Moto Black Skinny Leigh Jeans $76.00 www.topshop.com, Sondra Roberts Snake Print Box Clutch $48.00 www.nordstrom.com, Donald J Pliner Nova Boot. $395.00 on sale for $237.00 www. nordstrom.com.
Playing I spy, fashion icon and super model, Miranda Kerr, eyes the paparazzi that have not let up following (stalking?) and capturing her fashion statements in 2012. And with the famed Victoria Secret’s sartorial sense they’re not about to in 2013.
Caught here in Silver Lake last week, her fashion sensibilities shined strong in Prada leopard print smoking slippers; Rag & Bone Fedora floppy brim hat; Frame Denim light rinse skinny jeans and Boy. by Band of Outsiders yellow cashmere/wool blend crew neck with leather elbow patches. Every piece on its own is marvelous, but together they are to-die-for!!
Since many of these items are sold out, I’ve curated a similar look for much less!! You too can amaze and wow your friends with your fashion bravado!
Clockwise from top left: J Crew Tippi Sweater $79.50 on sale for $39.99 www.jcrew.com, A&F Super Skinny Jeans in Light Wash $88.00 www.abercrombie.com, Leopard Slipper $89.90 on sale for $59.90 www.zara.com, Wide Brimmed Triby Hat $46.00 on sale for $27.00 www.wherehouse.com
Last week, Ashley Tisdale, best known for the “High School Musical” movies, was caught rocking a California casual vibe while grabbing a cup of joe in Los Angeles. Ashley donned Free People’s wildly popular faux shearling distressed leather bomber jacket paired with the ideal pair of boots - Jeffery Campbell’s Cavalier western ankle boot with stitch detail (must have been inspired by Isabel Marant’s Berry boot, but much more affordable).
Ashley added a pop of color with her Givenchy red (one of Fall’s strong hue trends) oversized Nightingale shopper. Add a pair of skinny stretch jeans (make sure to cuff above the boot) and comfy, super soft tee and you’re good to go. Loved how she added the perfect amount of trinkets for the finishing touches.
Here’s how to get Ashley’s California cool look for less!!
Clockwise from top left: Faux Shearling Jacket $129.95 on sale for $90.96 www.nyandcompany.com, Joes Jeans Elasticity Jean in Dark Denim $189.00 @ Chelsea Brentwood 310.471.4770, Armani Jeans Large Shoulder Bag $114.00 on sale for $79.00 www.yoox.com, Ariat Billie Ankle Boot $169.95 www.zappos.com.
Fashion weeks have wound up and we’ve been left with not only superb clothing from designer’s runways everywhere, but amazing and innovative street snaps from around the world. Besides editors, buyers and bloggers, celebrities have always been a front row fixture at the shows with designers often trying to one up each other with the hottest stars du jour. These days you don’t get much hotter than Jennifer Lopez, seen here in a Chanel dress, jacket and handbag (also wearing an awesome pair of Tom Ford ankle strap heels).
Touted as the hardest working woman in show business – a successful international recording artist and actress with her own fashion and perfume lines, she recently wrapped up her gig as judge for American Idol – you would never know with how beautiful she looks at Chanel’s Spring/Summer 2013 show.
You don’t have to be a major celebrity to look like one, check out my finds to get Jennifer’s fabulous look for less!!
Clockwise from top left: Black Cropped Blazer $61.00 www.misselfridge.com, Alice + Olivia Annalise Skirt $375.00 on sale for $120.00 www.outnet.com, Rebecca Minkoff Quilted Shoulder Bag $695.00 on sale for $285.00 www.theoutnet.com, ASOS Prior Pointed High Heels $70.36 www.asos.com.
Despite all Kristen Stewart’s problems (she is young after all, now the director is another story), she looked fantastic at the New York screening of On The Road. I loved her edgy outfit - an open white blouse, gray tank, black A.L.C. pants and killer Jimmy Choo heels – smoky eye makeup and messy updo.
Kristin looked soooo cool that you have to just love her.!! Below are my pics to get her look for less.
Clockwise from top left: Theory Cropped Pant $235.00 on sale for $141.00 www. cusp.com, Cocopop Button down Cotton Shirt $38.00 www.yesstyle.com, Ash High-Heeled Sandals $145.00 on sale for $109.00 www.yoox.com, Bailey Tank $20.00 on sale for $15.00 www.abercrombie.com.
Australian model, Miranda Kerr, seen here in New York, dons fellow Aussie’s Camilla and Marc’s Potion dress and Maison Martin Margiela’s two-tone denim jacket.
Kerr started the journey to becoming a household name in 2007 when she replaced Gisele Bundchen as a Victoria Secret’s model. Balenciaga is credited for launching her high fashion modeling career when casting director Ashley Brokaw and designer Nicolas Ghesquière chose her to walk exclusively for the brand’s spring runway show, until then she was better known for her Victoria’s Secret status rather than her high fashion work.
This super model, who Forbes placed tenth in the list of the world’s top-earning models, is not only famous for that hot bod, she has become a fashion icon of sorts. Check out my finds to get her look for less!!
Clockwise from top left: Jessica Simpson Chiffon peasant Dress $128.00 www.nordstroms.com, Washed Denim Biker Jacket $70.00 www.mango.com, French Connection Tassle Saddle Bag $136.24 on sale for $81.74 www.asos.com, Aldo Mandina Ankle Boot $100.00 www.zappos.com.
When it comes to fashion inspiration I frequently turn to the young. It’s in their DNA to take fashion risks and be unique. My neighbor, budding fashionista and ultra hip, Isabella Crenna, is one of those youths. It’s no wonder she has her own style, her parents (besides both being utterly beautiful) are both notably creative types. Her mom, Alexandra, an accomplished photographer and her father (Richard, son of Richard Crenna the actor) was a steady cam operator and has a flair for style all his own. Growing up in an innovative atmosphere rubbed off on Bella and fashion is her favorite creative outlet. I am overjoyed to welcome her as our new teen guest editor.
Elizabeth Olsen (sister of style icons Ashley & Mary-Kate) looked effortlessly cool at the L A premiere of Red Hook Summer. An up and coming actress, she has already earned rave reviews for her work in Martha Marcy May Marlene and Silent House, Elizabeth is no stranger to fashion herself. Her look for the premiere was rocker chic and just right for your next crazy fun concert.
What I love best about Elizabeth’s unique look is her motorcycle vest. It’s versatile and can work with dresses, jeans and this summer’s hot trend, cut-off shorts. Her leopard print dress will not only rock a concert but is ideal for lunching at the beach or shopping in your favorite mall. The boots are a superb transitional piece; just right to wear now and will be out-of-this-world awesome come this fall.
Take a look at what I’ve put together to get Elizabeth’s look for less.
Be Unique & Be Yourself
Clockwise from top left: Sleeveless Denim Vest $26.50 www.wetseal.com, Cut out Leapard Print Dress $22.80 www.forever21.com, Vince Camuto Booties $149.00 www.bloomingdales.com, Roxy Wilderness Crossbody Bag $29.95 www.zappos.com.
Rachel Bilson, looking fabulous as always, puts a feminine twist on the menswear trend at Showtime’s Summer TCA (Television Critics Association) party at the Pagoda in Beverly Hills last week. Bilson’s sheer cream with black detail sleeveless blouse by Malene Birger and pointy toe (the new silhouette for fall) Shoemint pumps are incredibly gorgeous, but the standout piece is undoubtedly the high-waisted black cropped pant with pocket detail by Alexander McQueen.
But they are also what puts the price tag so far out of reach for many. Not to worry, you can get this look for less, much less. With the aide of ASOS’s sleeveless blouse ($29.00) and Vince Camuto’s fantastic skinny ankle pants ($79.00) you have an equally fabulous look. Since we all need a little touch up through the night, not to mention a smart phone, I added an awesome snakeprint over-sized clutch ($34.95) to complete your look for less!!
Clockwise from top left: ASOS Sleeveless Blouse $41.43 on sale for $29.00 www.asos.com, Vince Camuto Skinny Ankle Pants $79.00 www.nordstroms.com, Urban Expressions Cleopatra Clutch $34.95 www.dsw.com, Aldo Romelia Pump $80.00 www.zappos.com.