Kate Spade has a fabulous new creative director, who starred in Harper’s Bazaar’s February 2009 magazine.
Former Banana Republic executive vice president of product design and development, Deborah Lloyd was named creative director and co-president of Kate Spade in July, when Kate and her husband, Andy Spade, stepped down from their namesake brand to take care of their family. Although they are handing the company over, they both plan on staying in as board members of Kate Spade.
Prior to Banana Republic, Lloyd, whose expertise is rooted in sportswear, worked as vice president of design for Burberry London for five years.
This all goes hand in hand with a plan to expand the brand’s product categories, which will eventually include Kate Spade apparel. (Which I think, in about 5 years, will be all the rage!)
Bow Blouse: The bow blouse is one of the biggest trends of the new season. Amira Casar wore hers with a graphic skirt. What do you think?
Lace: Maggie Gyllenhaal donned a lacy orange (orange lace!) dress from Jean Paul Gaultier for one of the raciest incarnations of lace this season. Is that a look you would wear?
Bold Necklace: Jennifer Missoni paired an earthy, bold necklace with a neutral top and simple hair: very chic! But are you ready to wear an statement necklace like this?
Ruffles: The ruffles on Cameron Diaz’ white minidress by Fendi were perfectly face-framing. Are you ready to try wearing feminine ruffles?
Studded Belt: Sarah Jessica Parker kicked off the studded belt trend with her vintage studded black belt for Sex and the City, the Movie. Mischa Barton’s version of studded belt pops on a solid black strapless dress. How would you wear one?
Gladiator Sandals: Gladiator sandals are one of the season’s hottest trends, but are you worried that you’ll look too much like Hercules?
The Golden Globe Awards are presented annually by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) to recognize outstanding achievements in the entertainment industry and to focus wide public attention upon the best in motion pictures and television. The formal ceremony and dinner at which the awards are presented is a major part of the film industry’s “awards season”, which culminates each year with the Academy Awards.
While the awards are extremely important, the fashion plays an enormous role in the Golden Globes. Everyone wonders who will wear what. This year was especially important because, in 2008, due to the writers strike, the 65th Golden Globe Awards was not telecasted live. So all of the fashion-lovers were all excited to see all of the fashion for the year, the 66th Golden Globe Awards.
Here are a few of what I call the Best Dressed:
Amy Adams looked stunning in this beautiful Oscar de la Renta dress. It brought out her fiery red hair and she stood out on the red carpet.
Kate Beckinsale styled a J. Mendel gown with Fred Leighton jewels.
Debra Messing came in a navy Vera Wang with Fred Leighton jewels and a Judith Leiber clutch.
America Ferrera showed up in a one-shouldered silver Oscar de la Renta dress with Fred Leighton jewels and Jimmy Choo shoes.
Laura Linney glowed in an egg-shell yellow Elie Saab Haute Couture gown with a Ferragamo clutch.
Anne Hathaway looked dazzling in Armani Privé with Van Cleef & Arpels jewels.
Eva Longoria showed off a flattering mermaid-style red Reem Acra with Verdura jewels and a Swarovski clutch.
Rumer Willis looked beautiful in a plum Reem Acra with Neil Lane jewels.
Marc Jacobs’s collection for Louis Vuitton was a dazzling shot of adrenaline to the season. Just when it seemed an uneasy fashion world had given up on thrilling and collectively decided to “softball it for spring”, Marc Jacobs sent out a Louis Vuitton collection that in any season would have been great. But in contrast to what came before—forays into luxury, safe plays on classics—it was pulse-quickening. In this Paris fashion week, Jacobs continued what he’d started with his collection in New York: crazy fabric mash-ups, layers of references, and snugly sashed waists. Yet now these varied elements cohered into a more urban and highly designed collection, infused with an abundance of ideas and offering infinite wardrobe possibilities. Short, snappy skirts, sequins, and studded suede mixed with perky shouldered jackets—all topped off by a large number of tribal-inspired accessories. With an eye to Paris in the forties, Jacobs seemed to be advocating an entirely different, carpe-diem approach to general malaise: Throw caution to the wind, have fun getting dressed, and by all means, pile it on!
There were so many beautiful, new and fresh looks from New York’s fashion week last fall. Every designer works so hard on each piece of clothing that gets presented on the runway during fashion week. However, there were a few looks that were…pretty out there. Here are a few:
Is this even considered a piece of clothing? How can the model see down the runway?
This garment looks like an Elle Woods Re-mix! There are way too many different colors of pink on this model! And maybe, next time, the fabric could be a little more modest.
Would you want your boyfriend wearing this? Or even your girlfriend?? I know that mixing patterns are in style, but I think this is just too much. I mean, look at his face! Even he is embarrassed to style this look.
It looks as if this model stepped out of Star Trek or Star Wars. Right down to the shoes and gloves.
I give credit to the color and the modernization, but I personally would not wear this even if I were a nun. There is way too much fabric on the pleated bottom half and the “foot-cuffs” don’t appeal to me much.