NYFWeekend: Jason Wu Shines, Alex Wang Stuns

The past 72 hours have been filled with crazy fashion, crazy parties and crazy weather. Amidst watching brave, stiletto-sporting show-goers stumble through Nemo’s slippery slush, I managed to catch some killer shows, presentations and ragers. From Jason Wu and Alex Wang’s celeb-heavy front rows to Chloe Sevigny and Opening Ceremony’s all-girl protest at St. Mark’s Church, here’s what went down. 

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After hitting up Vanessa Bruno’s crazy-packed pop-up shop opening on Thursday night, fashion fiends flocked to Scoop NYC in Meatpacking to toast superstar stylist Cher Coulter’s new collection for AG Jeans‘ Stylist Series. In addition to appearances by Elizabeth Olsen and Liberty Ross, the event featured music by DJ Ms Nix, Tattly temporary tattoos and an AG Stylist Series photo booth. 

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Friday’s highlight was no doubt Jason Wu’s stunning show at 583 Park Avenue, which was attended by Alison Williams of Girls (she’s really fashion-y these days, huh?), Jaime King, Anna Wintour, Miroslava Duma, Stephanie Seymour and tons more fashion faces. As a possible salute to his top client, First Lady Michelle Obama,  the designer’s fall 2013 range was filled with ladylike pieces with just the right amount of edge. Highlights included a luxe assymetrical evening dress in deep red, intricately embellished sleeveless dress that had the FLOTUS written all over them and lots of fur, which, surprisingly, seems to be this season’s strongest trend.

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On Saturday, indie style star ChloĆ« Sevigny took over St. Mark’s Church for her fifth Opening Ceremony collection. Inspired by "the inhibition of youth the follies of fashion of teenagers" and the ’60s protest movements, the exclusive presentation featured a range of badass female artists like Lissy Trullie and Kim Gordon (yes, the Kim Gordon) showing off the designer’s ever-retro wares while performing body-swaying tunes. Standout looks like ditsy patterned dresses, leather midi skirts, motif tights, platform sneakers and seamless bodysuits in collaboration with Emilio Cavallin stole the show. VIPs sipped SVEDKA Vodka backstage.

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Over at Alexander Wang, the designer’s exciting appointment as creative director of Balenciaga inspired a packed house filled with a who’s who of fashion and music insiders. Front-rowers included Carine Roitfeld, Emmanuelle Alt, Anna Wintour, Terry Richardson, Liberty Ross (who’s certainly making her presence known this season), Joan Smalls, A$AP Rocky (this season’s hip hop fashion fixture) and Zoe Kravitz. Not front row? Bloggers and, sadly, Bon Qui Qui. As for the collection, texture was of the essence, as was fall 2013’s omnipresent fur. Offering the ultimate IDGAF formula, the above look featured flat dress shoes, chunky socks, a knee-length leather skirt and a fur hoodie with a hole for your ponytail. Only Wang. 

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Sunday belonged to Yohji Yamamoto’s latest Y-3 collab for Adidas, which featured a primarily black-and-grey palette punctuated by neon orange and green. As expected, Adidas kicks anchored the show and added the perfect punch of color to otherwise muted looks. Yamamoto’s unmatched layering technique and unique perspective on proportion was seamlessly represented throughout the menswear and womenswear range. 

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The weekend capped with supermodel Anja Rubik’s saucy soiree at The Darby, which was attended by the likes of Brad Goreski and an incognito Amanda Bynes. Cult-cool designers like Cushnie et Ochs stayed glued to the dance floor as DJ Sam French and artist/DJ/stylesetter Theophilus London spun hip hop beats by Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna, Sisqo ("The Thong Song" really got Rubik moving) and Kanye West. Grammys who?

Designer Cher Coulter Lists the Most Exciting Jewelry Trends of 2010

Cher Coulter is a top Los Angeles-based stylist, whose client list includes Sienna Miller, Katie Holmes, and Scarlett Johansson. Known for her effortless combinations of avant-garde and classic glamour, Cher recently teamed with her dear friend Kate Bosworth to launch their very own jewelry line, JewelMint, which provides members of the discount site with high-end jewelry for $29.99/month. After the jump, Cher on some of her favorite trends and pieces for the year.

2010 has been an inspiring year for jewelry. Decadence and glamour have reentered the picture and are bigger and more lust worthy than every before. Here are some of my favorites.

Statement Earrings image The statement earring is one of my favorite trends. Pull your hair tightly back into a sleek bun like Sienna and throw on the biggest earrings you can handle!

Stacked Rings image Mary Kate is the queen of the multi-ring look. Collect rings from flea markets, vintage shops, and stack them up to create your very own signature look that will set you apart.

Brooches Are Back image These lovely apparel adornments are not just for your grandmother. The element of chic and sophistication that a lovely vintage brooch adds to an outfit is unmatchable. Chloe Sevigny executes this trend brilliantly. Transform a classic black winter coat by pinning on a jeweled brooch you borrowed from your great aunt.

Heavy Metal image Heavy metal is great to bust out when you’re feeling daring and dangerous like Alice Dellal. Brushed metals like a chunky cuff with spikes can take you from day to night. Shiny surfaces are more classic while oxidized metals can look antique or more hardcore. Don’t be afraid to mix and match for a modern look.

Art Deco Inspired Pieces image No one nails the Art Deco look quite like Lanvin! This art piece of a necklace is to die for. Art Deco is popping up all over again in the fashion world. Art Deco adornments evoke a feeling of old world charm. Make them modern when you wear them oversized.

Kate Bosworth’s Latest Role: Jewelry Designer

Kate Bosworth has a new role: jewelry designer. The actress isn’t the first starlet to venture into the realm of accessories design, but exactly how she’s navigating the crossover is definitely out of the ordinary. Bosworth is teaming up with her stylist, Cher Coulter (“along with social commerce company BeachMint.com,” says People), to create an fresh take on the online social shopping experience at JewelMint.com. For a monthly subscription fee of $29.99, shoppers can choose from a selection of ‘custom’ jewelry options based on their answers to an introductory style quiz. No piece of jewelry is priced over $100, and, if you don’t like what you see, Coulter and Bosworth will apparently rework a few options to better fit your needs.

“Once a purchase is complete, shoppers can show their friends what they’ve bought – or ask for opinions – through their favorite social networking sites.” In keeping with the vlog haul phenomenon, JewelMint is banking on women wanting not just to show off their new purchases, but to weigh in on other shopper’s scores. The site also boasts videos featuring Coulter and Bosworth musing on their inspirations and design processes. With celebrities only sweetening the deal, the approach looks prime to shape the next wave of accessory acquisition.