Beyonce’s little sister Solange Knowles isn’t afraid of being bold! She was photographed wearing a canary Christopher Kane sleeveless dress with a bright pink clutch by Niki ($325.00) and silky purple heels at the Tiffany & Co. bash in N.Y.C. January 25th. Completely on-trend with Spring 2012′s color blocking style, Solange even took her outfit up a couple of notches by incorporating bold, colorful accessories. Tiffany’s event was the launch of “True Love in Pictures,” and the stylish performer, who is also a singer and actress, entertained the crowd as the evening’s DJ.
The event was hosted by The Sartorialist’s Scott Schuman and his girlfriend, Garance Dore, the duo that created the event’s photo blog, showing couples in love, which could also be viewed through hand-held retro viewfinders scattered around the party. The idea is that the images that the couple selected will inspire users to upload their own photos using a special filter application available on the iTunes store. For more information about the love story go to www.whatmakeslovetrue.com.
Also…congratulations to Solange for her Soul Train Award nomination for Best New Artist!
Here are our picks to get Solange’s happy and bright look for less:
Clockwise from top left: TFNC Dress With High Neck Racer Style $68.04 www.asos.com, Kris Nations Orchid Filigree Cuff $85.00 wwwmaxandchole.com, Deviaate Stephen Maden Platform $109.95 www.stevemadden.com, Kelly & Katie Woven Envelope Clutch $29.95 www.dsw.com.
If you are anything like us, the holidays have tapped you out (in more ways than one). The checkbook is reading on the low side and credit cards have been maxed out. But knowing that stores have slashed prices to make room for the new season makes now a good time to invest in some stupendous pieces at incredible bargains.
We’ve curated a small list of awe-inspiring finds, all of which are on sale for $90.00 or less, and on each of their retail websites you’ll also find oodles of other deals. One of our favorites is the Halston Heritage purple silk halterneck dress; it retails for $365.00 but is on sale for $87.60 – now that is a steal. We are also jonesing for the Steve Madden brown leather boot that we know we’ll wear for years – retails for $225.00, on sale for $84.98.
So scrape together the pennies, brown bag it for a couple of days, do anything you need to not miss out on the deals that are out there. But before you enter in those credit card digits, pause and ask yourself – Will I wear this? and Do I love It? A deal isn’t a deal if it sits in your closet unworn.
Clockwise from top left: Diane Von Furstenberg Henley Blouse $198.00 on sale for $79.00 www.barneys.com, BB Dakota Melton Coat $120.00 on sale for $84.00 www.shopbop.com, Denmark Brown Boot $225.00 on sale for $84.98 www.stevemadden.com, Blue Moon Top Gun Button Down Top $148.00 on sale for $74.00 www.shopplanetblue.com, Halston Heritage Silk Halterneck Dress $365.00 on sale for $87.60 www.netaporter.com, J Brand High-Rise Flared Corduroy Jeans $225.00 on sale for $90.00 www.netaporter.com.
If you want to add some sparkle and shine to your New Year’s Eve outfit but sequin or metallic dresses are a bit much for you, choose a pair of shoes from our curated selection of sparkle and shine. These shoes take a chic LBD to outright WOW with an infusion of pizzaz.
We’ve covered every budget imaginable – from Michael Antonio’s Love Me Metallic pump from DSW for $34.95 to Charlotte Olympia’s black velvet platform pumps for $875.00 from Net-a Porter. We even covered the in-between area with Kate Spade’s Latrice red satin pump for $298.00, and found designer shoes on sale – Stuart Weitzman’s T-Strap sandal in silver and Loeffler Randall’s Gold Natene lace-up stiletto.
No need to worry about your LBD being boring, not when you add a pair of shoes that SPARKLE and SHINE.
Clockwise from top left: Stuart Weitzman T-Strap Sandal $498.00 on sale for $373.50 www.neimanmarcus.com, Loeffler Randall Natene Lace-Up Stiletto $625.00 on sale for $438.00 www.loefflerrandall.com, Kate Spade New York Latrice Pump $298.00 www.nordstrom.com, Charlotte Olympia Dolly Velvet Platform Pumps $875.00 www.netaporter.com, Michael Antonio Love Me Metallic Pump $34.95 www.dsw.com, Steve Madden Showstop Black Satin Sandal $149.00 on sale for $96.85 www.jildorshoes.com.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, an English model and actress, best known for her work for Victoria’s Secret and her role as Carly Spencer in the 2011 film Transformers: Dark of the Moon. The latter is quite appropiate, one look at her transforms any man into a blubbering, gushing fool. Growing up in Devon, she was bullied and teased at school for having a double-barrelled name, small breasts, and for her full lips (now one of her most famous assets). The model, who just turned 24, is sure to be at the begining of a long, lucrative career in front of the camera.
Caught leaving Heathrow airport she rocks leather pants, a Burberry Prorsum fur sweater jacket – she has long been a model for the designer and often wears their coats - tan suede ankle boots and a Valentino handbag. We love her choice of neutral colors – the combo of black, tan and beige is ultra chic – which softens her rock ‘n roll ensemble, and the cable knit in her sweater that lends a classic air to her look.
To rock Rosie’s look check out our picks to get her look for less!
Clockwise from top left: Trouve Faux Leather Legging $38.00 www.nordstrom.com, Voras Sweater $128.00 www.athleta.gap.com, Steve Madden Pembrook Bootie www.stevemadden.com, Mossimo Black Shoulder Bag $28.99 www.target.com, Honey Faux Fur Tuck Stole $40.00 www.topshop.com.
Minka Kelly looks perfectly chic as she celebrates her Off-Broadway debut at the Love, Loss and What I Wore Premiere. The actress wore a perfect ensemble of gray James Jeans Jeggings, a sparkling striped top and draped blazer.
We love the element of edge the jeggings add to her elegant top and blazer-think sugar and spice. The nude patent leather platform heels complete her ensemble and look casual yet chic. Her make-up is glowing and the waves in her hair even mimic the drapes on the jacket–what can we say other than we can’t wait to see her fashion sequel (i.e. Love, Loss and What I Wore Next).
One of the many things we love about Minka’s outfit is that the pieces are classics and can be incorporated into a Spring wardrobe to complete many other looks. Imagine the draped blazer over a floral belted dress with those patent leather heels. The top would be adorable tucked into high-waisted flared jeans and the jeggings could be dressed down with an oversized boxy linen tee. One outfit…endless possibilities.
Here are our picks to get Minka’s look for less.
White Drape Hem Cardigan $39.50 www.anntaylorloft.com, Crystal Stripe Tank $68.00 www.whitehouseblackmarket.com, Level 99 Skinny Jegging in Grey $99.00 available at Chelsea Brentwood (310)471-4770, Steve MaddenWissper Nude Patent Leather Wedge $89.50 www.zapos.com.
Bright color is in full bloom this Spring and celebrities such as Rachel Bilson, Camilla Belle and Olivia Palermo are hot on the trend. All three ladies have been spotted sporting orange blazers worn in exceptionally different ways. While Camilla Belle’s (middle) rocks her color-block ensemble and Olivia Palermo’s (right) creative mens-wear look is unique, we love how effortlessly chic Rachel Bilson pairs creme-colored neutrals and a classic black frame handbag with her blazer.
We love how each piece in Rachel’s look can easily be incorporated into your spring wardrobe. For a completely different look, you can mix the blazer with a pair of Joe’s Jeans and a white burn-out tee. We’ve curated a list of the perfect pieces to emulate Bilson’s high fashion style for a lot less.
Clockwise from top left: J Crew Orange Blazer $155.00 wwwjcrew.com, Belted Chiffon Dress By Rare $78.00 http://www.topshop.com, Midnight Black Cyphert Handbag $45.00 http://www.aldoshoes.com, Steve Madden Zurick Peep Toe Bootie $129.00 http://www.nordstrom.com.
It may feel like Spring the last few days but we all know life can change on a dime. Here in California, it’s been known to drop twenty degrees from one day to the next. We haven’t even played the Super Bowl, so you can bet there will be a few more chilly days ahead.
While it’s true Giselle could look dynamite in a burlap sack, here she has the casual chic look down pat and in a way that seems like it takes little effort. The outfit she wears looks casual chic which we here at Curator’s of style love.
We found some great items to help you get Giselle’s Look.
From Left to Right: Quess Fake Fur Quilted Anarak $148.00, Steve Madden Briane Boot $189.00 on sale for &129.00 http://www.stevemadden.com , Rogan Svelte Jeans $198.00 on sale for $79.00 @ http://www.swirl.com/rogan