Our favorite little fashionista Rachel Bilson, who hit up NYFW for two shows and FNO this season, headed to Milan with one of my favorite ladies of the industry, her uber stylist Nicole Chavez. And I say uber because Nicole's amazingly talented, absolutely beautiful, her clients are always perfectly attired and ladylike, and she's as nice as can possibly be.
Anywho, Rachel was a vision in black and blue at the Salvatore Ferragamo SS 2010 show. Dressed in head to toe Ferragamo, obv, Rachel exuded young Hollywood glamour with an added European class. Her hair done up loosely - loving the very softly waived tendrils and heavily lined eyes - RBils was sophisticated yet edgy, hello overly long sheer sleeves that are practically gloves (for the modern Madonna if you will). Will we see Rachel in Paris? One can only dream...
Ok, so maybe they're not ALL luncheons but we can all agree that they are all doing good and looking ladylike. This week saw a bevy of events, lunches and dinners geared towards raising awareness to the various causes close to our favorite starlets's hearts. Sure in New York this all came thanks to the UN Council bringing us the do gooders of the world to our fair city but the world of traffic that follows them.
It's taken me quite some time to get over the loving chaos that was NYFW. And I say chaos in the nicest way possible, sometimes chaos is necessary in life right? From my experience this was one of NYC's funnest fashion weeks in years - people seemed psyched at everything (minus one psychotic casting director who's career needs to be over and sent to anger management stat), smiles on faces - even Anna's - parties, glamour, a billion air kisses and way too many celebrity sightings to even count. My how things change in a season right?
Ok so back to the subject at hand, my point is that NYFW was so much fun that London Fashion Week followed with an equal amount of excitement. After all, no one does fashion like those Brits - at least in my opinion - and it was the 25th anniversary of LFW, a big reason to celebrate. Trenches and booties non stop were the name of the game, and London was It Girl central for the past week - Kate, Alexa, Gwyneth, Liv, Emma, Posh, Pixie, Peaches etc etc etc... And that was all at just one party!! To celebrate their return to the London stage, they had previously been showing in MIlan, Burberry threw the most star studded and infinitely cool affair of the week, not to mention the chicest runway possible. Oh, and the best front pairing I've ever seen. Take a look after the jump.
Please don't take this as us stalking you or anything, but it's just that your London Fashion Week wardrobe has been absolute perfection. But this one really took the cake. A mix of classic, (hello little black dress) tough, (oh is that you studded satchel?) and trendy (nice to see you lace up booties). Oh and just to show us how fabulous she is, she added a dash of Amelia Earhart style to the mix. For my money there's no other fashionista who perfectly mixes elements like Alexa. But I may be a little biased. After all, I've started asking myself "would alexa wear this?" every time I stare at my closet with a complete lack of inspiration. So thank you Ms. Chung for providing us with a little fall wardrobe inspiration this morning and for putting up with us while we shamelessly try to copy your look for less.
All the best,
It's Only Fashion
1. Silence & Noise Sherpa Collar Faux Leather Bomber. $128. Available at urbanoutfitters.com
2. Free People Studded Side Sling Bag. $48. Available at freepeople.com
3. American Apparel Sheer Jersey Long Sleeve Henley Dress. $36. Available at americanapparel.net
4. Deena & Ozzy Laceup Bottie. $68. Available at urbanoutfitters.com
Who knew? Jennifer Aniston showed us there is fashion outside of fashion week last night at the LA premiere of her new movie Love Happens. The former Friend seems to be following trends as she showed up in one of my favorite looks for fall - the long sleeved mini dress. I normally don't go for Jen's basic look, I find her kind of boring, which is fine but she's just normally not my taste. However, I will say that she looks unbelievable in this metallic Valentino number (was she taking notes at the VMAs or something?). One boring thing I do always love on JenAn, is when she keeps her hair and makeup natural - it totally works for her. Thanks for giving us a little NYFW break Jen, and now back to your regularly scheduled programming. More Fashion Week coming your way...
Fashion isn't quarantined to New York this week. On the other side of the country plenty of fashionable happenings are still going on and we of course love to talk about them.
Particularly when there's a Kate Beckinsale appearance which gives us not one but two looks from the stunning starlet. Kate graced us with her red carpet presence at last night's premiere of her new movie "Whiteout" wearing a fairly plain strapless black gown from Jil Sander. She looked amazing of course with her every glowing tan, statement necklace and bangle and underpinned hair which I just love, love, love...
Not content with wowing us just once, Mrs. Wiseman got rid of the chunky jewels and changed into a positively gorgeous navy blue Christian Lacroix cocktail dress.
Lucky for Jil Sander that she saved the best last! Sorry Jil but Lacroix would have been a tough act to follow.
Here we go again... Fashion Week is upon us and this season promises to be as compelling as ever. Shows, parties, not to mention Fashion's Night Out...And as per usual things just get earlier and earlier - with shows officially kicking off at Bryant Park tomorrow, the parties and off-site shows have already started.
Case in point last night's GQ + Dior Homme party... and it gives us a glimpse of who we can expect to pop up when we least expect them at shows...
Can't wait to see who else shows up around these parts, I'm betting this will be one of the most star studded fashion weeks to date...
Which is why... you should follow us on twitter @itsonlyfashion for your up to the moment FW news!!!!!
Oh how I love a good "who wore it better?" challenge. But I've literally never seen a look repeater so close together. As we've already seen Rumer Willis stepped out in Stella McCartney for the LA premiere of her movie Sorority Row last Thursday. Meanwhile the next morning in France, Rachel McAdams donned the exact same Stella McCartney lace blouse at the Deauville Film Festival opening ceremony. Both ladies kept the look monochromatic in all black, but this is proof that you really can do so many things with just one piece. While Rachel kept the look very ladylike by tucking the blouse into a black tulip skirt and pairing the whole thing with black peep toes, Rumer's look felt younger and fresher loosely laired over black skinny pants and pointy black pumps. Not to mention that Rumer's dark makeup added a rocker chic element to the very feminine lace.
What do we think? McGosling or a member of the WIllis/Moore/Kutcher clan?