Of the trends to emerge on the runways, some of the most fun are the beauty looks; there’s no waiting until February to try on what you’ve seen. Beauty is relatively low cost, It’s easy to change it, and if you hate it, wash it off. That’s why beauty trends are the greatest to experiment with, and the newest trial on the to do list applies perfectly in a few places but in one color: white.
It’s been an incredible year for fashion. We’ve seen new stars explode and old one’s go belly up, but one thing is certain, it’s time to celebrate. I hope someone has taken the liberty of making rum-spiked apple cider because it’s time for cheers! Cheers to family, fashion, shoes, love, accomplishment, and life. And in case you need help getting into the holiday spirit, cheers to a few of these jolly goodies that will make you smile—like this Kate Spade Gold “Cheers” Necklace for $75. Happy New Year, everyone!
Lauren Moshi Happy Face Tee, $84
Philosophy Cheers! Bubble Bath, $16
Betsey Johnson Toggle Bracelet with Charms, $125
I used to have my boyfriend walk behind me and cup my ears when it was cold. But it became pretty difficult for him while holding my purse and shopping bags. I priced out prosthetic arms for him and that was pretty costly, so I looked into other options. I searched high and low and stumbled across these handy little things called “earmuffs.” Now my boyfriend can hold my purse, shopping bags, and my coffee. Life is pretty much perfect now. Add one last thing to your holiday wish-list and make it easier on your man and your ears this winter with these adorable styles. Like these cozy Burberry Cashmere Check Earmuffs for $175.
ModCloth Warm Fuzzies Earmuffs, $39.99
Juicy Couture Faux Fur Sequin Earmuffs, $55
Kate Spade Striped Earmuffs, $65
The timeless nature of a classic striped shirt is captured by style icons time and time again—from the ’50s elegance of Audrey Hepburn to ’60s rebel Edie Sedgwick to present-day fashionistas like Charlotte Gainsbourg. The iconic striped shirt is not only the starting point and anchor from which clothing line Chance builds off of, but founder Julia Leach says it is “the paper clip of personal style.” With a fresh take on French classics, the nautically themed lifestyle brand offers effortless fashion for the modern-day muse. Leach, who is also the former creative director of Kate Spade, combines the spirit of travel with that of city life to create functional, artfully designed clothing, accessories, and travel-related essentials.
While film critics rave over Black Swan’s cinematic quality, fashion lovers are swooning over the stunning wardrobe created by Rodarte’s designer sisters, Laura and Kate Mulleavy. They also happen to be good friends with the star of the film, Natalie Portman. Rodarte’s darker “Frankenstein”-inspired designs were exactly what the film needed. Natalie introduced the sisters to director Darren Aronofsky, who subsequently asked them to do costume design for the film—and the rest is cinematic history. Kate and Laura designed about 40 costumes for the thriller, including all the knitwear pieces and leotards. Could the Mulleavys be contenders for an Oscar for costume design?
Possibly. While we’re waiting for that, rock another round of wearable versions of Black Swan.
Kate Spade Karlisle Ballet Shoe, $320.
Alice + Olivia Feather Shoulder Dress, $484.
Whistles Evangeline Feather Dress, $603.40.
Charles by Charles David Vale Platform Pump in Nude, $145.
I have always loved the ad campaigns from Kate Spade, especially the holiday images. This year is no exception, and the sparkle from the photos shines just as brightly from their happy mood as it does from the beautiful jewelry and clothing on display. Not only does Kate Spade have a gift guide, readily divided by price, and stocking stuffer suggestions to boot, but their chief creative officer, Deborah Lloyd, picks her favorite pieces for the season’s most festive fetes. May all of your snowy soirees be as delightful as Deborah’s Kate picks, after the jump.
Be Dazzled Marielly Dress, $495.
Ice Queen Necklace, $245.
Candy Darling Emanuelle, $345.
Darla Heel, $289.
Jeweled Peacock Brooch, $175.
Glitter is all the rage this season. After chatting with Jessica Alba at the FN Achievement Awards, where she proclaimed her favorite pair of Christian Louboutins “the glitter ones,” it was official—glitter really is in. Truthfully, when it comes to glitter and sequins I can be a little reluctant, but the look is starting to grow on me. Especially after I conjured up these fabulous glittery pieces that even I would rock. The key, as usual, is keeping it simple and not going glitter-crazy. In other words, don’t pair a glitter dress with glitter shoes. Unless you’re riding a bike late at night and attempting to make yourself a human reflector. Otherwise stick to one glittery piece and leave the disco ball at Studio 54 where it belongs.
Left: Brian Lichtenberg Glitter Hooded Dress, $575.
Giuseppe Zanotti Glitter Pumps, $595.
Kate Spade New York Glitter Emanuelle Clutch, $345.
Dolan Circle Top, $220.
Gift for yourself: Browsing in Kate Spade’s cheeky shop. Gift for your girlfriend: This cheeky polkadot iPhone case. Kate Spade iPhone 4 Hard Cover, $40, KateSpade.com.