Call It a Comeback: John Galliano Heads to Margiela

Belgian fashion house Maison Martin Margiela is known for being extremely private. But the elusive label just announced that John Galliano, one of the industry’s most in-your-face figureswill take over the creative direction of its couture and ready-to-wearIn recent years, the design team has remained completely anonymous, so hiring someone so publicly known is an unexpected move.

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“Margiela is ready for a new charismatic creative soul,” Renzo Rosso, President of OTB, the parent company of Maison Martin Margiela, shared with WWD. “John Galliano is one of the greatest, undisputed talents of all time — a unique, exceptional couturier for a maison that always challenged and innovated the world of fashion. I look forward to his return to create that fashion dream that only he can create and wish him to here find his new home.”

His return to the runway at Paris Couture Week in January will definitely be closely watched. After years of untapped creativity following his departure from Christian Dior, I can only imagine how epic of a comeback it will be.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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October 7, 2014

Cruise Packing 101: Our Fashion Director Shares the Essentials

Whether you enjoy onboard activities or shore excursions, there are certain staple items you should never leave the dock without. Our fashion director, Jackie, breaks it down below.

Cruise Packing 101

One-Piece Swimsuit
Trying to leave room for souvenirs? This one-piece also functions as a top – just slip on a skirt.

Sweater
At night you’ll want something cozy for the cool sea breeze.

Maxi Dress
Doubling as a cover-up and a date-night outfit, a long dress saves suitcase space.

Camera
Memories are sure to be made aboard any of the Norwegian Cruise Line ships – so make sure you have plenty of space on that SanDisk.

Our High-Seas Style Presented by Norwegian Cruise Line Boutique opens Monday, October 6, at 3PM ET.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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October 5, 2014

The Best-Dressed List: Looks from September 28 to October 4

EACH WEEK, OUR FASHION EDITOR DECIDES WHO DESERVES TOP HONORS

 

With no shortage of pint-sized style stars on the way – from Eva Chen’s Chanel-toting mini-me to Prince George’s sure-to-be-chic younger sibling – we can’t help but obsess over stylish maternity looks.

Best Dressed List

 

  1. Miroslava Duma showed off her baby bump in a bird-adorned Valentino cape – just one of the many luxe looks the Russian editor sported during Paris Fashion Week.
  2. Zoe Saldana, who recently confirmed she’s having twins, turned up to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’s Hollywood Costume opening party in a cotton-candy pink Christian Dior gown and matching clutch. Maybe she’s hinting at the color of the nursery…
  3. Rosamund Pike, who is expecting her second child, looked equal parts sultry and sweet mom-to-be at the world premiere of Gone Girl, thanks to a black, bow-accented Altuzzara gown with a thigh-high slit.

 

By Nicole Andrew, Fashion Editor

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October 3, 2014

Work It Like the Pros: 3 Rue Insiders Share Their Styling Tips

Ever wonder what the fashion authorities at Rue La La wear to work? Well, we can tell you it involves a lot of trendy denim, fashion-forward blazers, and statement necklaces. From the executive suite to the fashion editor’s desk – and, of course, the photo studio – there are many looks represented in the office. Here, we chat with three of our style experts about their outfit-planning routines and which fall trends they can’t wait to try.

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October 3, 2014

Snap a Selfie & Win a Freebie from Marc Jacobs

Last February, Marc Jacobs created a pop-up shop, the Daisy Marc Jacobs Tweet Shop, which allowed visitors to pay for merchandise with a social currency of sorts: a tweet or Instagram post with the hashtag #MJDaisyChain. Well, the promotion was such a success (who wouldn’t want free swag?) that the label has decided to launch another Twitter-based giveaway.

Marc Jacobs

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This time around, however, the Daisy Marc Jacobs Tweet Shop is moving from a brick-and-mortar store to a mobile-only platform. And they’re doing it with the help of Chitter – an app that allows users to unlock deals from nearby businesses by performing small social-based tasks, such as tweeting a bar selfie in exchange for a free drink. Marc Jacobs’s new campaign will work similarly. Participants will have to first download Chitter on their iPhone® or Android device, then open up the Marc Jacobs giveaway. From there, they’ll post a selfie to Twitter in order to win a free bottle of Marc Jacobs Daisy. The catch? Only the most creative posts will win.

BRB. Off to practice my selfie face.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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October 3, 2014

Au Revoir: Peter Copping to Leave Nina Ricci

As Nina Ricci’s artistic director, Peter Copping is known for his feminine dresses and ladylike silhouettes. But yesterday, WWD confirmed that after five years with the famed French fashion house, he’ll be stepping down from his post.

The talented designer, who previously held a position at Louis Vuitton, is rumored to be heading to Oscar de la Renta. And according to rumblings within the fashion world, Guillame Henry, former creative director at Carven, may be Peter’s replacement at Nina Ricci.

As of now, it appears there are no hard feelings. In fact, Ralph Toledo, the president of Ricci’s parent company, spoke very kindly of Peter in a statement thanking him for “his commitment to Nina Ricci and his contribution to the legacy of the house.”  Ralph added that “His vision has been a major factor in the re-launch of the brand. We wish him all the best for the continuation of his career.”

So, which rumors are true? We won’t know for awhile – and until then, you can bet all eyes will be on Peter. And I personally can’t wait to see what happens next.

By Mairead McGonagle, Staff Writer

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October 3, 2014

Stuart Weitzman’s Fall Campaign Is All About Boots

Poppy Delevingne (Cara’s equally stunning big sister) and Dylan Penn breathe fresh air into the term “biker babe” in Stuart Weitzman’s fall campaign. With fashion It girl Julia Restoin Roitfeld in the director’s seat, the video takes on a sepia-toned 60s vibe as the blondes ride on bikes and in vintage cars.

In a behind-the-scenes clip, Julia said she was inspired by vintage Playboy magazine layouts, piecing together different angles of the two models. But the main focus? Boots – including suede over-the-knee and buckled moto styles.

With a remix of Lana Del Rey’s “Ride” playing in the background, I’m totally dreaming of tagging along in a matching pair of thigh-high boots.

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Content Editor

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October 2, 2014

Fresh Palette: Pantone’s Spring 2015 Color Report

Sure, rich jewel tones and a tapestry of dark hues are dominating our fall wardrobes – but Pantone’s just-released Spring 2015 color report has me looking toward sunnier days. With fashion month wrapping up this week in Paris, the color authority has analyzed the runway shows and pulled ten swatches to sum up the season’s collections. Blues and sunset shades are the focus – led by the cool Aquamarine – with soft neutrals to support.

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In the report, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute Leatrice Eiseman describes the palette: “Soft cool hues blended with subtle warm tones create a soothing escape from the everyday hustle and bustle.”

In addition to Aquamarine, blues reminiscent of a dreamy pool were highlighted. Scuba Blue is tropical, Lucite Green has a soothing feel, and Classic Blue is a deep contrast to the lighter shades. Neutrals include Toasted Almond, not unlike a sandy beach, and Glacier Gray, a blank canvas for bright colors. Rounding off the list are Strawberry Ice and Tangerine on the vivid end of the spectrum, with Custard and Marsala serving as strong anchors.

Come spring, there will be a hue for every mood – and building off the unusual color combos trend, all these picks play well togehter.

Read more at pantone.com.

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Content Editor

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September 30, 2014

First Look: Amal Alamuddin’s Many Bridal Outfits

This weekend, George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin’s wedding in Venice, Italy was one for the books. Not only did Amal manage to snap up one of the most eligible bachelors in Hollywood, but she did it with pre- and post-ceremony outfits that rival the looks at fashion week.

We’re guessing it took a small army to carry her wardrobe bags. Amal wore a black and white Dolce & Gabanna dress for the first round of canal boating on Friday, an all-over lace Giambattista Valli couture dress for another casual boating trip, a stunning Alexander McQueen red gown for a Friday night dinner, and a simple and super-chic Stella McCartney trouser suit for the civil ceremony. Yep, that’s a lot of designer fashion.

If her wedding dress is anything like the aforementioned looks, it’s going to be epic. The one thing we do know? It was designed by Oscar de la Renta. Cue the anticipation.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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September 29, 2014

Jean Paul Gaultier Goes Out with a Bang

Known for his theatrical runways and bold styles, Jean Paul Gaultier finished his reign of ready-to-wear in true JPG fashion, with an over-the-top, pageant-inspired runway show.

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Image via Daily Mail UK

Two weeks ago, Jean Paul announced that he would be giving up his ready-to-wear line to focus solely on couture. His last show, dubbed “Miss Jean Paul Gaultier,” was held during Paris Fashion Week on Saturday. Models were decked out in dramatic makeup, glitter, and sky-high 80s hair. The catwalk – surrounded by popcorn, champagne, and confetti – featured some of the French designer’s most famous looks alongside those belonging to his newest and final Spring 2014 collection.

So who took the crown of Miss Jean Paul Gaultier? None other than model Coco Rocha, following her win with a staged tumble down the stairs. Would we expect anything less? Absolutely not. I mean, this is the guy that once opened his show with a full-fledged Irish step dance. And for that, we’ll miss him dearly.

By Mairead McGonagle, Staff Writer

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September 29, 2014