Emma Robert’s, wearing a diamond print Nanette Lepore suit, attended the Vogue Eyewear & CFDA Unveiling of the “Emma” sunglasses at Sunglass Hut in New York City – part of the celebrity collaboration with Nanette Lepore. Her printed suit comes off as chic rather than over-the-top due to the slim silhouette and neutral colors. The red Claire Vivier clutch adds a touch of vibrant color in an understated way.
Elle Fanning, in a strapless Rochas , at the premier of Ginger and Rosa at the 2012 BFI London Film Festival, couldn’t have looked more dashing (and grown up)! Elle’s printed long dress avoids looking over whelming from its muted colors and the addition of her mint colored cardigan lends a softness to her stunning look. Love the addition of her lace choker – on trend and modern femininity at its best!
Blake Lively on Gossip Girl’s NYC set in Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent’s Shawl Collar Ikat Blazer and CO-OP Barney’s Vintage Leather Studded Buckle Boots. Blake’s look is rock star chic with just the right amount of edge and print – her black skinny jeans and black cashmere wrap scarf tone down her Ikat print jacket.
Watch out Beyonce! Solange Knowles, looked ravishing in Dolce & Gabbana at the 2012 American Ballet Theatre Gala in New York city. The multi-coloured floral and cherub scene print dress with a flared skirt was paired perfectly with Dolce & Gabbana pumps with opulent gold embellishments and the perfect amount of gold jewelry. Solange’s sleek, straight locks and cherry red lips perfectly complemented her ensemble.
Karolina Kurkova, in Robert Cavalli, attended Bergdorf Goodman’s 111th Anniversary bash held at The Plaza Hotel in New York City. Her Cavalli pant suit may own a bold detailed print but the highneck white silk blouse and black satin lapel anchors the eye and keeps the look firmly planted in chicness. Her selection of Christian Louboutin silver pointy toe pumps and slicked back hair are impeccable accessories.
Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York continues and each day more and more designers present their collections. Designer Nanette Lepore presented her most vibrant collection to date commenting, “We approach color from a new place each season. Everyone in this industry feeds off each other, and the fabric retailers have lately been pushing amazing, sturdy fabrics in these bright colors.” Never one to skip out on a big trend, Lepore put on a blinding show with head-to-toe electric colors. For those editors who thought the whole neon trend was played out already, they will surely learn that it’s just begun.
(Above photos: Nanette Lepore Spring /Summer 2012.)
Tory Burch was a new-comer to the runway world presenting her first show in seven-plus years of being in the business! Burch chose as her starting point twenties-era Deauville, and many of the outfits had a Chanel-like feel to their design. Overall, this was a great first runway collection, and many editors have described her as being at her best. The collection had a playful twist on her classic looks—complete with tons of color, print, beading, and raffia fringe. The Tory Burch Fashion House surely found a way to have fun and express themselves with a bold presentation.
(Above photos: Tory Burch Spring/Summer 2012.)
Swim tunics have been around for a very long time-in fact, before the 1930′s most bathing suits were actually more like tunics. Today we wear them not solely for modesty, but for hiding our imperfections-even after hitting the gym (or lack there of)!
This summer’s swim tunic is a great investment piece because designers have gotten practical and are designing cover-ups to have multiple functions.
Lace tunics can double as a dress by simply adding a slip underneath and any oversized tunics can be belted to achieve a more tailored look. Colorful printed tunics work great with jeggings and flats to create an elegant bohemian style. Add a little pizzazz to a solid tunic by adding a necklace or two and on-trend bangles or cuffs.
The best thing about a swimsuit tunic is that they are comfortable and modern. If you plan on traveling a lot this summer remember to purchase styles that can go from day to night.
And remember…the more creative the better.
Clockwise from top left:Becca Crochet Cover-Up $68.00 www.nordstrom.com, French Riviera Tunic $137.00 www.trinaturk.com, Joie a la Plage Lace Tunic $212.00 available at Chelsea Brentwood (310)471-4770, Nanete Lepore Ikat Tunic $163.00 www.bloomingdales.com.