The Best-Dressed List: Cannes Edition

Each Week, Our Fashion Editor Decides Who Deserves Top Honors

 
From glittering gowns to dazzling jewels, A-list celebs are redefining glamour at the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival – and we’re rounding up the best looks to date. Blake Lively set the bar high on Day 1 with a Bordeaux Gucci Première stunner, and it’s only up from there.

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May 23, 2014

Style to Live By: A Look Back at Jackie O’s Wardrobe

Yesterday marked 20 years since the passing of style icon Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Which means we’ve celebrated her fashion legacy for over two decades. But how does one dress in Jackie O’s likeness? Well, according to ELLE, it’s not all about going the conservative route. In fact, it even involves a little risk.

Jackie O's Style Legacy

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From baring hints of skin to sporting curve-hugging silhouettes (often with graphic prints), Jackie O was no stranger to bold dressing – she just always did it tastefully.  Don’t believe me? Head over to elle.com to see a slideshow of her more experimental wardrobe choices (and for plenty of outfit inspiration).

By Jillian Hudon, Staff Writer

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May 20, 2014

Most Coveted: A Peek at This Week’s Boutiques

By Nicole Andrew, Rue La La Fashion Editor

 
What’s black, white, and gold all over? This week, my picks are all about the metallic touches that can take this season’s must-have monochromatic outfits to the next level.

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  1. House of Harlow 1960 Pyramid Necklace. Adding a hint of edge to your look has never been so easy.
  2. JOIE Smoking Slipper. Give your simple outfit a touch of glam with these gold smoking slippers.
  3. Elizabeth and James Rhea Shift Dress. The perfect little white dress, found.
  4. IPPOLITA 18k Gold Bangle. This caged bangle is sure to be the new favorite in your stack.
  5. Louis Vuitton Vintage Bucket Bag. Tackle spring’s hottest handbag trend with this number.

 

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By Nicole Andrew, Fashion Editor

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May 19, 2014

The Best-Dressed List: Top Looks from May 11 to 17

Each week, our fashion editor decides who deserves top honors

 
With no shortage of formal affairs this week, celebs had every excuse to dress to the nines. From walking the red carpet at Cannes to a charity fete with the Duke of Cambridge, I’m drawing inspiration from the stars below for my next gala (though I may not be rubbing shoulders with royalty anytime soon).

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  1. Cate Blanchett in Ralph Lauren at the Royal Marsden charity dinner, held at Windsor Castle.
  2. Blake Lively in Gucci Première attending the Grace of Monaco premiere and opening ceremony at the Cannes Film Festival.
  3. Lily James in Ralph Lauren Collection, also at the Royal Marsden charity dinner.

 

By Nicole Andrew, Fashion Editor

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May 16, 2014

Ode to Marilyn: Carine Roitfeld Honors Monroe in amfAR Fashion Show

From Andy Warhol’s famous “Marilyn Diptych” to Elton John’s ballad and Seward Johnson’s larger-than-life sculpture, Marilyn Monroe has continued to inspire pop culture even decades after her 1962 death. And news today that Carine Roitfeld will base her third amfAR Cinema Against AIDS Cannes runway show on the iconic starlet’s style is affirmation that not even fashion’s uber-elite are immune to its allure.

"Mademoiselle C" New York Premiere
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In case your invitation hasn’t arrived yet, the amfAR benefit, considered by many to be the social highlight of the annual Cannes Film Festival, will take place on May 22. This year’s gala will include a fashion show featuring red gowns (the color is symbolic of love and the fight against AIDS) designed by some of the biggest names in the industry. Legendary French fashion editor Roitfeld, who is overseeing the runway show for the third time, has decided to dedicate the show to Monroe, who, she told WWD, “searched for love all her life.” Roitfeld speculated that Monroe would have been a big supporter of the foundation. We agree that this is one event with which she would have been proud to share the spotlight.

Read more about the show on WWD.

By Lindsay Lambert, Editor

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May 14, 2014

Office Dress Code: What to Wear to (Your) Work

Work wear means something different to everyone. But whether your office is conservative, creative, or somewhere in the middle, adding a hint of your own personal style is key. Here, we break down the 9-to-5 uniform by career type, so no matter where you put your 40 hours in, impressing the boss is pretty much guaranteed.

Office Dress Code Tips

The Creative
Your office is a playground for self-expression. When it comes to your 9-to-5 attire, think outside the cube with flowy silhouettes and bold colors.

The Corporate Professional
Looking polished is part of your job. Opt for a monochromatic dress and stash bold heels under your desk for post-presentation drinks.

The Entrepreneur
Your office is everywhere. Meaning, you need an outfit that can multitask. Look to a simple top and slouchy trousers to get the job done.

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By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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May 14, 2014

All in the Family: Ferragamo’s Latest Campaign Stars A-List Offspring

Salvatore Ferragamo’s latest campaign? It’s all about the Fiamma, a handbag named after the designer’s late daughter. The short film and interview series highlight the February release of the carryall with VIP names like Poitier, Ruspoli, and Hemingway. To say this ensemble of Hollywood, art-world, and actual royalty is inspiring is a total understatement.

Salvatore Ferragamo Fiamma handbag campaign

 Image via ELLE

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May 9, 2014

The Best-Dressed List: MET Gala 2014 Edition

Our fashion editor decides who deserves top honors

 
This year, the Met Gala dress code called for sweeping ball gowns and full “white tie” attire. And while many stars missed the mark, a select few hit home runs.

Karolina Kurkova Marchesa Dress Met Gala 2014
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  1. Karolina Kurkova in Marchesa.
  2. Emma Stone in Thakoon.
  3. Jessica Alba in Diane von Furstenberg.
  4. Beyoncé in Givenchy.
  5. Suki Waterhouse in Burberry.

 
By Nicole Andrew, Fashion Editor

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May 6, 2014

Most Coveted: A Peek at This Week’s Boutiques

By Nicole Andrew, Rue La La Fashion Editor

 
With a change in season comes the need for a serious wardrobe refresh. From bold investment pieces to basic staples, I’ve combed this week’s Boutiques to find the pieces you (and your closet) need.
Most Coveted

  1. RAOUL Mini Saddle Bag. Hands-free bags are a must for city living. And this saddle style scores extra points for its on-trend silhouette.
  2. Line & Dot Tie-Dye Miniskirt. This skirt plus a slouchy tee and cutout booties = ready for the weekend.
  3. Adia Kibur Bangles. ‘Tis (finally) the season for bangle stacking.
  4. CÉLINE Tie Handbag. Investing in a new tote? This one has timeless status written all over it.
  5. Stuart Weitzman Alex Espadrille. Jennifer Aniston’s favorite wedge. Need I say more?

 
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By Nicole Andrew, Fashion Editor

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May 4, 2014

Grab Your Tailcoat: What Men Will Be Wearing to the 2014 Met Gala

When Anna Wintour tells you to come to the Met Gala wearing “White Tie and Decorations,” you listen. But first? You figure out what on earth that means. Here, we break it down for men.

Men at the 2014 Met Gala

Image via WWD

The New York Times gives the best visual: “[The Monopoly] board’s icon, Uncle Milburn Pennybags.” Emily Post breaks it down further, kindly asking you to grab your black tailcoat, matching trousers, wing-collared piqué shirt, white vest, bow tie, gloves, black patent shoes, and – if you can find it – maybe your top hat. (You have all that, right?)

White tie is a step above black tie. Which means, no, we don’t have all that, so expect a whole lot of bespoke menswear this year. “LANVIN, for one, is said to be making the suit for 6-foot, 11-inch New York Knick Amar’e Stoudemire,” WWD reveals. 

But what about the “decorations,” you ask? According to one Vogue editor, looks like cake toppers and streamers won’t cut it, but medals will suffice. (Phew, we all have medals!)

Regardless, we eagerly await Monday. 

Learn more on WWD.

By Joanna Berliner, Editor 

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May 2, 2014