Kate Moss, Flashing Cameras, and the Jackie Bag

As if we couldn’t get enough of Kate Moss this month, Gucci has named her the leading lady in its latest campaign. In the clip, the 40-year-old supermodel dodges paparazzi while donning the Fall 2014 collection’s iconic Jackie bag – something I feel she’s done before, a time or two.

Kate Moss

Image via elle.com

The one-minute film begins with Kate exiting a black sedan, cycling through a series of 60s-inspired outfits from the Italian house’s Fall 2014 collection. Accompanied by an extremely handsome man, she makes her way through an airport with the Jackie Bag, a favorite accessory of Jackie O (and appropriately named after her). The famous carryall was resurrected in 2009 by Gucci’s creative director, Frida Giannini, who chose Kate as the muse for this short film based on her free-spirited, trendsetter attitude.

Is the star of the show Kate the Great? Or is it the historic, soft leather hobo hanging from her arm? Either way, grab the popcorn. This is an ad well worth the watch.

By Mairead McGonagle, Staff Writer

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September 8, 2014

Trends from the Capitol – Of Panem, That Is

I’d guess that fashion lovers, myself included, are the second-largest group bolstering The Hunger Games, following the tween market. The movie franchise caught my attention with its physics-defying fashion designer Cinna (played by Lenny Kravitz), Alexander McQueen gown cameos, and Katniss’s oh-so-cool cable knit scarf. Well, it turns out the series’ fictional setting, Panem, is just as fascinated with its citizens’ wardrobe choices as I am. The evidence? Capitol Couture, an online fashion magazine from the ruling district.

2014-7-24 HG Capitol Couture

Screenshots via CapitolCouture.pn

A clever marketing ploy for the upcoming November 21 release of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, Capitol Couture covers the latest trends in Panem using pieces from real-world designers. Front and center are “living portraits” of characters Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) and Johanna Mason (Jena Malone), both wearing all white as part of a Panem campaign. Peeta sports a shirt and shoes designed by Maison Martin Margiela with a paper collar from David Mason, while Johanna accessorizes with Alexander Wang shoes and hand-carved marble bangles by Chen Chen and Kai Williams.

When the fashion is this good, it’s easy to get mentally trapped in Panem. Next time I need an escape from reality, I’ll be perusing Capitol Couture for styling tips from the future.

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Editor

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July 24, 2014

When Harry Met Sally, a Quarter Century Ago

I was only a year old when the movie When Harry Met Sally first debuted on the big screen on July 14, 1989. It’s true, I could barely hold my own bottle. But that didn’t stop me from, years later, sitting down with friends to watch one of the most influential rom-coms in pop culture history. And, yes, we’re still watching.

When Harry Met Sally

Image via TIME.com

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July 14, 2014

Clueless the Musical, Starring… Katy Perry?

As if we didn’t already love Clueless enough, director Amy Heckerling recently divulged to Vulture that she is bringing her cult-favorite 90s film to Broadway. Working as hard as Cher did to make over Tai, Amy is debating who should tackle the leading role of the movie’s beloved Beverly Hills princess.

Kay Perry

Amy told Vulture, “Katy Perry has expressed interest, and I love her to death.” While I’d love to see the doe-eyed singer on stage, the director also threw another rising star’s name in the ring, adding: “Maybe Iggy [Azalea] wants to do it!” After all, Iggy did pull inspiration from Cher and the gang in the music video for her chart-topping hit, “Fancy.” While the cast gets sorted out, I’ll be anxiously awaiting the dance routines that accompany my favorite scenes.

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Editor

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July 11, 2014

Behind the Seams: ELLE’s Scoop on the Yves Saint Laurent Biopic

Today, the new biopic, Yves Saint Laurent, hits theaters in the United States. Can’t wait to see it? Well, lucky for us impatient fashion lovers, ELLE sat down with the movie’s director, Jalil Lespert, for the inside scoop. The interview covers juicy details about the use of original YSL dresses, surprising facts about the French designer, and his partner Pierre Bergé’s involvement with production. So, basically, it’s required reading.

Watch the trailer below and read the full interview with Lespert at elle.com. (And don’t forget to grab tickets – this is one film you won’t want to miss.)

By Emily Ketterer, Staff Writer

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June 25, 2014

Melissa McCarthy Snubbed by Oscars Designers

She has us laughing until we cry, sniffing out Air Marshalls and stealing puppies, but this month, Bridesmaids actress Melissa McCarthy gets serious. It turns out, while on the hunt for the ideal Academy Awards gown back in 2012, multiple fashion bigwigs sent her packing.

“Two Oscars ago, I couldn’t find anybody to do a dress for me. I asked five or six designers – very high-level ones who make lots of dresses for people – and they all said no,” she tells Redbook. How did the famous actress take the news? Well, by showing up looking nothing short of fabulous. Oh, and launching her own plus-size clothing line.

I’m sure those designers are kicking themselves.

By Mairead McGonagle, Staff Writer

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June 5, 2014

Which The Other Woman Character Are You?

The lawyer. The wife. The girl next door. In The Other Woman, Fox’s upcoming comedy, each character has a personality (and style) all her own. Which one are you most like? Follow our flowchart below to find out.

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Carly, Played by Cameron Diaz
You’re a sophisticated siren and the true definition of a modern businesswoman. In the office, you’re known for your collection of sharp suits the watercooler crowd can’t stop talking about. But when five o’clock hits, your friends can spot you in a LBD at the nearby cocktail lounge.

Amber, Played by Kate Upton
An all-American girl through and through, you have a sandal-and-denim collection that would make every Cali girl jealous. When headed out with your friends, you’re not afraid to throw on a deep V-neck – your carefree spirit exudes confidence no matter what you wear.

Kate, Played by Leslie Mann
Classic and put-together, A-line dresses, ballet flats, and cigarette pants fill your closet. You wouldn’t be caught dead leaving the house without a tube of lipstick and, when going out, you never say no to a martini (or three).

Our Movie-Inspired Style: The Other Woman Boutique opens Monday, April 14, at 3PM ET.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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April 14, 2014

Celebrity Style to Watch: Chris Evans

It appears that Captain America’s got style. Massachusetts-born Chris Evans, who recently announced that he’d be calling it quits on acting in lieu of a directing career, has that casual-cool thing down pat. Easy plaid and chambray atop the darkest of denim. Henleys edged up with leather jackets. Suits, when the occasion requires them, sexified with a bit of scruff.

Get Chris Evans' Style

To cop one of his signature looks, follow these few simple steps:

  1. Start with the easiest of shirts – a graphic tee or laid-back button-front (cuffed, to expose superhero forearms).
  2. Add relaxed, not skinny, pants. As Evans once told InStyle: “I’ve got ridiculously thin legs, so I hate skinny jeans. My Paper Denim & Cloth jeans give me a little extra bag in the butt – as if I might actually have one.”
  3. Finish with a broken-in moto jacket or hoodie, unzipped. Want to take the look a step further? Try it in camo.

 
Extra inspiration, right this way. Our Leading Man: Get Chris Evans’s Casual-Cool Look Boutique opens Sunday, March 30, at 11AM ET.

By Joanna Berliner, Editor

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March 29, 2014

Spotted on the Red Carpet: Saint Laurent Tuxes for Him & Her

Gone are the days when gowns were the only red-carpet option for women. Sure, we still have Cate Blanchett’s impeccable head-to-toe nude and Lupita’s plunging baby blue. But last night’s awards also saw a sea of tuxes.

Tuxes at the Oscars

Image via Fashionista

The designer of choice? Saint Laurent. Oscar host Ellen DeGeneres wore three different Saint Laurent tuxes. Ellen Page looked edgy and cool dressed in the brand, too. As did Kourtney Kardashian. (Saint Laurent outfitted white-hot Jared Leto as well.)

Of course, Yves Saint Laurent has been a red-carpet staple for years, dressing the likes of Diane Kruger in glamorous gowns. But under the helm of Hedi Slimane, the brand is far more casual.

What would that mean for the women of this year’s red carpet, the public wondered? Thanks to Fashionista, the answer is now clear: suits. “Saint Laurent has become the definitive source for cool-yet-elegant, well-tailored suiting.”

Sounds like awards shows just got a whole lot more comfortable.

Read more on Fashionista.

By Joanna Berliner, Editor 

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March 3, 2014

The Mane Event: Jared Leto’s Locks Stun at the Oscars

Jared Leto was a big winner last night. He took home the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor and landed himself atop every “best hair” list. Rightfully so, too. The rocker/actor’s effortless, ombré look was the envy of every viewer – male and female alike.

As soon as he hit the red carpet, my news feed was filled with comments such as, “Printing a pic of Jared to bring to my next hair appointment. BRB.” And you know what? I totally thought the same thing.

Jared Leto's Hair

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March 3, 2014