The Most Stylish Party Goers of the Week

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The temperatures may be dropping in New York City but the party circuit is still hot. Valentino showed couture stateside and it brought about a bundle of stylish avid Valentino wearers. Stephanie Seymour proves she’s the definition of elegance and Carey Mulligan has a major red moment in Switzerland. Who gets your vote for best dressed?

1. Carey Mulligan at Gstaad’s 10th Anniversary Winter Weekend Gala in Gstaad, SwitzerlandMatteo-PrandoniPhoto: Matteo Prandoni/BFAnyc.com

2. Stephanie Seymour at Children of Armenia Fund Holiday Gala CHILDREN OF ARMENIA FUND 11th Annual Holiday GalaPhoto: Joe Schildhorn/BFAnyc.com

3. Lindsey Calla at WWD 10 of Tomorrow Event WWD x THE SEAPORT DISTRICT Host 10 of Tomorrow EventPhoto: Aria Isadora/BFAnyc.com

4. Coco Rocha at WWD 10 of Tomorrow Event WWD x THE SEAPORT DISTRICT Host 10 of Tomorrow EventPhoto: Aria Isadora/BFAnyc.com

5. Harley Viera-Newton at Valentino Sala Bianca 945 at The Whitney Museum VALENTINO SALA BIANCA 945Photo: Billy Farrell/BFAnyc.com

6. Olivia Palermo at Valentino Sala Bianca 945 at The Whitney MuseumBF-2Photo: Billy Farrell/BFAnyc.com

7. Emma Roberts at Valentino Sala Bianca 945 at The Whitney MuseumBF-3Photo: Billy Farrell/BFAnyc.com 

8. Padma Lakshmi at Valentino Sala Bianca 945 at The Whitney MuseumVALENTINO SALA BIANCA 945Photo: Billy Farrell/BFAnyc.com

9. Franca Sozzani at Valentino Sala Bianca 945 at The Whitney MuseumVALENTINO SALA BIANCA 945Photo: Billy Farrell/BFAnyc.com 

10. Katie Holmes at Valentino Sala Bianca 945 at The Whitney MuseumBF-6Photo: Billy Farrell/BFAnyc.com

Olivia Palermo is Fringe Obsessed, and You Will Be Too After This

Photo: Matteo Prandoni/BFAnyc.com

Olivia Palermo has come a long way since being Whitney Port’s arch nemesis on The City. It was only right she started her own blog after, and has since become a fashion week regular and party staple. Want to know the socialite’s secrete to success? Here’s one theory: her use of fringe.

The It-girl has been snapped rocking the Western-iiinspired trend for some time now. Need photo evidence? Check it out and see it for yourself.

1. When Black Tie really meant Black Fringe. Matteo-Prandoni-2Photo: Matteo Prandoni/BFAnyc.com

2. When fringe got really literal. MICHAEL KORS SS15 Runway ShowPhoto: David X Prutting/BFAnyc.com

3. When a touch of fringe did the trick. ARMANI  ONE NIGHT ONLY NYCPhoto: Joe Schildhorn/BFAnyc.com

4. That time fringe defined her. 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards - Red Carpet ArrivalsPhoto: Joe Schildhorn/BFAnyc.com

5. And the bride wore a fringe gown. CR FASHION BOOK ISSUE N.5 LAUNCH PARTY BY CARINE ROITFELD AND STEPHEN GAN - ARRIVALSPhoto: Matteo Prandoni/BFAnyc.com

6. When a fringe bag made an outfit. CAROLINA HERRERA SPRING 2015 SHOWPhoto: John Schildhorn/BFAnyc.com

7. When fringe took over the outfit. Billy-Farrell-2Photo: Billy Farrell/BFAnyc.com

8. Fringe farewell! 2013 CFDA Fashion Awards - ArrivalsPhoto: David X Prutting/BFAnyc.com

Who’s Your Best Dressed? Our 10 Most Stylish Party Goers of the Week

Camilla Belle. Photo by Billy Farrell/BFAnyc.com

This week in parties, the Fashion Group International’s 30th Annual Night of Stars played host to some sharply dressed attendees, Thakoon threw a dinner, (and Julia Restoin Roitfeld looked sublime in stark white at her own party — our personal fave). But there were ten who made the cut this week as most stylish… Who get’s your vote for best dressed?

1. Lily Aldridge at the Thakoon Panichgul dinner hosted by Mark Lee in New York BFA_10566_1280121Photo: Joe Schildhorn/BFAnyc.com

2. Olivia Palermo at the Fashion Group International 30th Annual Night of Stars in New YorkTHE FASHION GROUP INTERNATIONAL 30th Annual Night of Stars: The ProtagonistsPhoto: Joe Schildhorn/BFAnyc.com

3. Sean O’Pry at the Fashion Group International 30th Annual Night of Stars in New YorkTHE FASHION GROUP INTERNATIONAL 30th Annual Night of Stars: The ProtagonistsPhoto: Joe Schildhorn/BFAnyc.com

4. Tabitha Simmons at the Fashion Group International 30th Annual Night of Stars in New YorkTHE FASHION GROUP INTERNATIONAL 30th Annual Night of Stars: The ProtagonistsPhoto: Joe Schildhorn/BFAnyc.com

5. Lind Fargo at the Fashion Group International 30th Annual Night of Stars in New York THE FASHION GROUP INTERNATIONAL 30th Annual Night of Stars: The ProtagonistsPhoto: Joe Schildhorn/BFAnyc.com

6. Julie Macklowe at the Fashion Group International 30th Annual Night of Stars in New York BFA_10579_1282467Photo: Joe Schildhorn/BFAnyc.com

7. Olivia Munn at the American Ballet Theatre’s Fall Gala in New York BFA_10569_1280085Photo: Will Ragozzino/BFAnyc.com 

8. Julia Restoin Roitfeld at a dinner for Romy and the Bunnies in New York  BFA_10567_1279849Photo: Dean Neville/BFAnyc.com

9. Kate Foley at Lizzie Fortunato Fortune Finds Launch and SS15 Presentation in New York BFA_10577_1281366Photo: David X Prutting/BFAnyc.com

10. Camilla Belle at the Restoration Hardware West Hollywood Opening in L.A. Opening of RESTORATION HARDWARE West Hollywood The Gallery on Melrose AvenuePhoto: Billy Farrell/BFAnyc.com

13 Fashionable Fall Instas You Missed this Week

For some, fall means hanging with the Royal Ballet, Valentino studded shoes, and classy events at the White House. Live vicariously through members of the fashion class and check out what you missed on Instagram this week!

Fashion at the White House. That’s one classy picture. 

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Gareth Pugh Studio does Georgia O’Keeffe-style Halloween. 

Cara is a ballerina now?! 

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Beautiful shot of Delphine Manivet’s designs.

Tokyo as shot by Mario Testino.

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Olivia Palermo: Give me all your clothes and / or style me. Plz. 

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What’s an Instagram round-up without an artful photo of enviable accessories? 

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Fall fashion looking effortless and chic.  

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How to actually be Parisian: put the book down and stop trying so hard. 

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Lady Gaga’s “Paparazzi” comes to mind here.

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I triple dog dare someone to wear this at a bar.

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How basic biddies feel about fall (+ fun fur, so on trend).

How I feel about fall: angsty, slightly perplexed, hopefully on trend.

Fashioneer: Mulberry Masters Magic at London Fashion Week

When you go to a Mulberry show, the last thing that Emma Hill wants you to do is live in the now. The It girl-adored British fashion house’s creative director strives to take her audience to another place and time, luring them in with adorable garden gnomes, fresh flowers, funny furry creatures, delicious cake and fresh-squeezed juice—all necessary treats for a could-have-been-grueling 10am show.

Spring 2013 was both a salute to the ’70s and a wink to traditional England, which was exquisitely executed by way of retro silhouettes and a true British color palette that featured a blend of uniform-inspired neutral hues and colorful countryside floral prints. Speaking of botany, enchanting blossoms embellished dresses, coats, bottoms and outerwear in an array of textures, from buttery soft leather to super slinky silk. Tropical prints also made their way onto fabrics, in the form of a cute mini gecko that was repeated on slacks and gowns of various lengths. Dreamy? Always.

As for the front row, I couldn’t resist Instagramming a snap of Lana Del Rey, Kate Moss and Alexa Chung casually chilling together, equally enthralled by Ms. Hill’s refreshingly optimistic vision. For those five or so minutes of show time, these wildly famous stars became mere Mulberry fans, voluntarily relinquishing the spotlight to one of London’s greatest sartorial storytellers.  

Photos via Style.com

Winter Beauty: How Daphne Guinness, Hanneli Mustaparta, and Izabel Goulart Fight the Freeze

Just because winter is well on its way, doesn’t mean we must succumb to languid locks and reptilian skin. On the contrary, this year we’re determined to achieve the perfect “winter glow.” We’ll let you know how that goes. In the meantime, we recently caught up with a few ladies for whom looking good is officially—or unofficially—part of their job descriptions. Below, they share their no-fail beauty tips for looking fresh year-round.

Hanneli Mustaparta, Model / Blogger
I normally get Argan oil products at Whittemore House. But a few weeks ago, I went to Morocco and got the pure oil, which is for the face and the hair. I started using it on the airplane. I use it during the night because it’s very oily, but it goes into the skin. In the morning, I’ll use a moisturizing cream, but pure Argan oil is amazing for my skin.

Izabel Goulart, Model
I’m a girl, so I love all beauty products, but I have learned that sometimes it’s better to use less than a lot. I only use face wash and moisturizer and sun block.

Olivia Palermo, Actress / Fashion Editor
I like SK-II. They have great skin products. 

Shala Monroque, Blogger / Editor
There’s nothing I can’t live without—maybe body lotion in the winter. Right now I’m using Santa Maria Novella

Daphne Guinness, Heiress / Icon
My routine is slightly sporadic. I’m allergic to a lot of stuff—that’s what’s so awful. I like anything that doesn’t make me break out in spots. 

Piperlime Names Rachel Bilson, Olivia Palermo, & Byrdie Bell Guest Editors

If you’re more of the stay-at-home type, preferring to opt-out of our recommended Fashion’s Night Out activities, fear not boredom – there are also online shopping events taking place. One such virtual event involves Piperlime and their newly-appointment guest editors – Rachel Bilson, Olivia Palermo, and Byrdie Bell. Starting at 6pm on FNO evening, customers of the online retailer will get exclusive access to a series of videos from the trio, as well as their fall styling tips and product picks.

Fans who shop the new guest editor’s fall selection receive a special a FNO treat and have a chance to win a $250 shopping spree. Visit Piperlime’s Facebook page for more info.

Socialites-turned-actresses Bell and Palermo and actress-turned-Karl-Lagerfeld-muse Bilson join Piperlime Guest Editor veteran Rachel Zoe in their new roles. On a side note, all three of their styles are not far off from one another, so we’re curious to see how the brand markets their individual tastes on the site.

Boutiques.com: Let the Popularity Contest Begin

Assuming Google’s interactive style curator has staying power, the Boutiques.com race to the top has only just begun. Tastemakers in the celebrity and blogger categories are quickly starting to rack up followers, which can only mean one thing — who do fashion fans really want to dress like? Well, the preliminary results are in and it looks like pixie-coifed actress Carey Mulligan’s shop is the highest ranked with 1,375 followers. Olivia Palermo comes in a close second with 1,252 followers.

As far as bloggers fare, Jane Aldridge of Sea of Shoes has a cool 782 followers, with Fashiontoast’s Rumi Neely treading behind with 545 followers. Of course these numbers are a moving target and can skew at any moment, especially with the help of a little self-publicity on Twitter. And since producing fresh and frequent content is the key to staying relevant, I wonder if celebrity stylists will now have to add “Update Boutiques.com shop” to their to-do lists.

Olivia Palermo Vends Some Jewels

I have a favorite scene from The Hills. It takes place at one of the main character’s houses, I forget which one—either Kristin’s or Whitney’s or Lauren’s—regardless, they are having a pool party. One of the girls, again, I’ve forgotten which one, any of the above, or maybe it was Audrina, goes to the front of the house to let in some boys (who are no doubt coming to stir up drama). As she is about to open the front gate, someone runs up and hits her in the face with a shovel.

It’s a classic (If you don’t remember this episode that’s probably because it takes place only in my dreams, but it remains my favorite, and not just because I love pool parties.)

The two seasons of The Hills I’ve watched make up the entirety of my reality TV consumption. I’ve never seen its spinoff, The City, but I understand it takes place in New York, and features Olivia Palermo, a beautiful young woman, socialite, and as of Wednesday night, a jewelry designer.

Palermo has teamed up Roberta Freymann, who owns some eponymous boutiques, frequented by Upper East Side ladies with a flare for color, to produce a series of necklaces, “inspired by their favorite cities of Paris, Berlin an of course Manhattan!”

If the pairing seems odd, it is, but I can easily see the jewelry pulling in a younger market. Save it to say Palermo looked ravishing, and her choice of printed dress was worthy of commendation. Neither she, nor Freymann could have been nicer.

Their launch party was similarly gentile. There were no camera crews or catfights, just bubbly drinks and bubbly WASPS and more color than any downtown boutique could ever permit within a 100-yard radius. I have to admit, I was charmed. As Joey Potter, that actual princess of prime time, might have said, “who’d a thunk it?”

image I’m not sure what neighborhoods these three represent, probably not Greenpoint, Far Rockaway and Palaiseau image One very satisfied customer

image She’s suspicious, because, like me, all these colors, and scarves and beads remind her of gypsies. image Roberta Freymann (right) and her sister. image I don’t care what anyone says: the best shoe stores are still in Moscow.