After her earthy-crunchy nuptials to filmmaker Adam Shulman in Big Sur, CA, we spotted a cropped Anne Hathaway shopping in Los Angeles carrying her Stella McCartney Grace Embossed Faux Nappa Shoulder Bag ($1455). Hated the hair, but worship the Les Miserables star’s soft, embossed faux leather bag. Yep, it’s faux hide and, although we are big carne asada fans, we gave our snarky seal of approval of the richly, textured McCartney fall bags. Leather is always a star player on the runways, but if you’re a fashion veggie, McCartney’s Fall 2012 handbag collection could be your new BFF. The fake-bake didn’t prevent the designer’s savoir-faire detail or her sense of all things chic. As any fashion diva knows, unless it’s crucial to fill your bag to the brim with your entire life, this fall season is all about the clutch. And, we are sighing a breath of relief that McCartney did it right on the runway. The Ash Grey Betty Faux Croco Clutch ($910) looks like the real deal, but is definitely not. However, we are warming up to the idea of pairing it with our Sunday Brunch outfit this weekend – we’ll let you know how that goes. We’re still on the fence about the shaggy deer Falabella Fold Over Clutch ($865) – there’s a chance it will end up in the daily-wear rotation, as will the plaited Pembridge Gold Braided Faux VacchettaClutch ($830). But, on Oscar night, you just might see a glimpse of us cavorting with the celebs down the red carpet with our super-sparkly Silver Square Evening Collection Clutch ($1,995). As a side bar, did you hear how PETA was so overwhelmed with excitement about Hathaway’s vegan wedding menu that the animal advocates sponsored a rescued calf on her behalf, as a wedding gift? Not so sure we would register for that one.
Anne Hathaway showed up to the premiere of her new animated film Rio at the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on Sunday decked out in Gucci. The Rio star wore a purple silk organza dress with purple shoes both from Gucci’s Spring/Summer 2011 Collection. She wore fun frames that had an old school Parisienne flair with hair combed back into a ponytail and loose strands framing her face.
Makeup artist Molly Stern created Hathaway’s look with NARS. Stern dusted the Copacabana Illuminator over the actress’ face and added some pink with Sex Appeal blush.
Stern played up Hathaway’s eyes to draw attention through the frames with a combination of the Daphne Eyeshadow, Coconut Grove Eyeshadow and the Exotic Dance Duo Eyeshadow, available for Summer 2011.
Hathaway’s lips were simple with the Mayflower Lipstick and lined with the Bolero Velvet Matte Lip Pencil, both available for Summer 2011. The creamy pastel colors are perfect for a natural summer look. NARS Summer 2011 products will be available April 15.
Hot on the heels of disco’s sartorial resurgence, Roksanda Illincic’s uber-glamourous Fall 2011 collection took the technicolor trend to new heights. Using luxe fabrics like feathers and satin in jungle-bright colors to mimic nature, Illincic proved that Roksanda women are truly birds of paradise. Billowing silk trousers, wool georgette day dresses, fluid satin dresses, fringed skirts, and extremely flattering cocktail gowns that accentuate hourglass curves (which, on a 105-pound model, is near-miraculous) stole the show.
Sequins played a large role in the collections, appearing on tunics, skintight sheaths, and sweaters. Illincic’s liquid satin gowns were the highlight of the show; one could almost feel the fabric gliding against your skin. These are dresses meant to be worn with nothing underneath. Although Illincic’s body-skimming silhouettes owe a debt to Roland Mouret, the designer’s exquisite draping is all her own.
One beautiful bias-cut oyster satin skirt attracted immense attention, while a gyspy-inspired cream tunic exploded into a burst of color with parrot-blue feathers at the hem, over a pair of fire-engine red trousers. We especially loved the trompe l’oeil day dresses that looked like separate tops and skirts belted with day-glo orange sashes. Nicholas Kirkwood’s jewel-toned satin shoes complemented the dark pieces perfectly, adding a pop of color to a bordello-esque look. Kirkwood tamed his usual extravagance to breathtaking effect; the shoes were simple but captivating.
Gorgeously soft Veronica Lake waves tumbled around the models’ faces; in fact, the whole beauty regime reminded the audience of Tom Ford’s decadently sensual Gucci ads from the late 1990s. The models’ severely dark lipstick and eyeshadow suited the more muted looks, but clashed terribly with the bright ensembles.
With the Oscars coming up this Sunday, host Anne Hathaway would stun the crowd in one of Illincic’s lusciously electric creations. If she keeps the drama and glamour coming, Roksanda Illincic will be a red-carpet mainstay for years to come.
For more information on Roksanda Illincic, visit http://www.roksandailincic.com/
*All images courtesy of Style.com
Rachel Zoe might not be going to Fashion Weeks this season, but that doesn’t mean that she will be out of the spotlight. Not only is the world-renowned Chanel-obsessed stylist seven months pregnant (with a boy, who will probably be the next Brad Goreski), but she is also debuting her first collection, appropriately titled the Rachel Zoe Collection. WWD got first dibs on the pieces and they look every bit as high-fashion as Zoe dresses.
The line is being made in conjunction with Li & Fung and is a shoo-in for the contemporary market, though with a very sophisticated feel: “I’d imagine everybody is expecting something from me that’s kind of a Seventies, uberboho-glam kind of thing, and, you know, very accessorized. And it’s not”, says Zoe. Everything a fashionista will need is included: day dresses, flares, suiting, outerwear, sky-high heels, thigh-high boots and handbags. Zoe already has a line for QVC and judging from the high-quality of those pieces which are more affordable than this line (speaking from personal experience), these are sure to become wardrobe classics.
Retailers haven’t been secured yet, but the goal is to have Zoe’s line on the racks besides Marc by Marc Jacobs, Diane von Furstenberg and Alexander Wang, considering the price points are $250 – $700.
Zoe is currently taping the fourth season of her hit reality show on Bravo so stay tuned for all the drama and sartorial antics. Also, her client, Anne Hathaway will be hosting the Oscars next month and Rachel will be overseeing each look while eight months pregnant. Talk about hard work.
Visit www.rachelzoe.com for more information and see more looks from the shoot below.
*Images by Stephen Sullivan.