Ethereal tones of white and silver continue to dominate red carpets, no matter the season. From crystal adornments to clean silhouettes, we’re voting yes on these otherworldly looks.

Best Dressed

1. Fresh from her Golden Globes Best Actress win, Julianne Moore stepped out in a stunning one-shoulder Alexander McQueen jumpsuit at the New York screening of Still Alice.

2. Emily Blunt dazzled at the London screening of Into the Woods in a crystal-encrusted David Koma number, accessorizing with nude Stuart Weitzman heels and minimal jewelry to let the dress shine.

3. Kate Bosworth attended the New York screening of Still Alice in an Oscar de la Renta dress that featured an understated silhouette with a jeweled neckline. The result? Pure elegance.

By Nicole Andrew, Fashion Editor

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January 16, 2015

When it comes to winter style, what’s on the outside does count. So rather than covering up your outfit, opt for a statement coat that completes it. Experiment with texture, color, or shape (perhaps even all three) for a scene-stealing look. Then choose a color palette and subtle accessories to make an out-there topper wearable every day.

Most Coveted

  1. Lela Rose Sapphire Feather-Embellished Coat. A classically tailored wool coat is made special with cobalt-blue feather embellishments and cropped sleeves.
  2. Anya Hindmarch “Deconstructed Bathurst” Leather Satchel. Interchangeable handles and a bold hue make this oversized satchel a worthy investment.
  3. GURHAN 24k Plated Kyanite Studs. Delicate gold gemstone studs are subtle enough to wear daily and offer a nice alternative to diamond studs.
  4. Alexander McQueen Women’s 4197/S Sunglasses. Butterfly-shaped frames with etched details are a must-have mix of retro and modern.

By Kasey Rowe, Assistant Fashion Editor

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December 15, 2014

With looks ranging from 60s glam to soft and feminine, these celebs are showing us how to dress the part for any occasion… even if that means stomping divots. Take note.

Best Dressed in June

  1. Alexa Chung in Christian Dior at Glamour‘s Women of the Year Awards.
  2. Julianne Moore in Rosie Assoulin and Lupita Nyong’o in Alexander McQueen at the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic.
  3. Blake Lively in Michael Kors at the CFDA Fashion Awards.


By Nicole Andrew, Fashion Editor

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June 6, 2014

Alexander McQueen’s iconic silk skull-print scarf (you know, the one featured in every major magazine) has been oh-so-coveted since the day it debuted. Here, discover how the celebrated accessory – and its label – came to be such an It-crowd staple.

How to Wear the Iconic Skull Scarf

1992: British designer Lee Alexander McQueen graduates from the prestigious MA course at Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, London.

1993: He presents his first collection, Taxi Driver, under his namesake label Alexander McQueen on a clothing rack at The Ritz London.

2003: Ten years after making his debut, Lee introduces the iconic skull-print scarf in his Spring/Summer 2003 Collection.

2013: To celebrate the scarf’s ten-year anniversary, the label taps British artist Damien Hirst to create a 30-piece limited-edition line.

Today: Available in over 60 color combinations, the original skull scarf has solidified itself as a fashion-fanatic must-have – adding a little edge to outfits everywhere.

Our 10 Ways to Wear: The Lightweight Scarf Boutique opens Friday, March 21, at 3PM ET.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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March 21, 2014

Lovers of Alexander McQueen’s iconic skull scarf, heads up: to celebrate the accessory’s 10th anniversary, the brand has teamed up with fellow British designer Damien Hirst to launch an exclusive line of skull-inspired scarves.

The 30-piece collection will blend McQueen’s skull imagery with (drumroll) bugs.

It works, we promise. See?

Skull Scarf

Image via Fashionista

The line is available in-stores and on starting this Friday, November 15. Which means, Mom – hint, hint – that’s more than enough time for you to purchase one and put a bow on it.

Okay, fine. A girl can dream.

Read more about the collab at Fashionista.

By Joanna Berliner, Editor

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November 13, 2013

Paris Fashion Week is about to bid us all adieu. Tear. So let’s take a moment to fall in love (again) with each of these fashion greats.

1. We could say a lot of things about Alexander McQueen but, for now, we’ll just say this: hauntingly beautiful.

2. Can we have a closet full of Lanvin? We promise we’ll take good care of it.

3. Valentino. Because if Jackie O loved it, so do we.

4. Let’s be real. Is there any fashion logo more iconic than Chanel‘s “CC”?

5. We adore Christian Dior. (Who doesn’t?)

Can’t get enough Pinterest inspiration? Check out past boards that caught our eye.  

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October 1, 2013

Sometimes, being bad just feels good – and it’s a sentiment that’s never more present than in the fashion world. From provocative ad campaigns to sartorial gambles, when it comes to this industry, the edgier you are the better. Just check out a few of our favorite bad boy designers (and try not to swoon).

Marc Jacobs: Jacobs introduced his namesake line in 1986 and went on to become the youngest designer ever to win the CFDA Perry Ellis Award for New Fashion Talent.
Bad-Boy Cred: Known as America’s bad boy of fashion, Jacobs boasts over 30 tattoos (one being SpongeBob) and constantly makes waves at Fashion Week with his use of unexpected models and backward runway shows. What he’ll do next is anyone’s guess.

Alexander McQueen: The late McQueen’s first collection debuted in 1994 and was bought in its entirety by fashion editor Isabella Blow. After the designer’s untimely death in 2010, Sarah Burton took over as the new Creative Director.
Bad-Boy Cred: McQueen dropped out of school at 16 to pursue a career in fashion. He was known for his unconventional designs and runway shock tactics. Case in point: during his S/S 1999 show, model Shalom Harlow stood on a turntable while robots spray-painted her dress.

Jean Paul Gaultier: After working for Pierre Cardin and Jean Patou, Gaultier set out to create his own womenswear line, and his first couture collection debuted in 1997. From 2004 to 2010, he served as the head womenswear designer of Hermès.
Bad-Boy Cred: His nickname is “Enfant Terrible,” which translates to “terrible child.” In 1990, the designer – known for challenging the standard views of fashion – collaborated with Madonna to create her infamous cone bra.

Nicola Formichetti: An Italian/Japanese fashion director and editor, Formichetti is most widely known as the new artistic director of DIESEL. In 2010 he was awarded the Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator.
Bad-Boy Cred: The motto of the man who created Lady Gaga’s infamous meat dress? “F*** fashion, because I love it so much I want to destroy it and start again and keep it fresh.”

Shop our favorite bad-boy designers with our Bad Boys of Fashion: Featuring Alexander McQueen Boutique, which opened Wednesday, April 24, at 11AM ET.

By Keriann Coffey, Associate Blog Editor

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April 24, 2013