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August 23 2014

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39 posts tagged "Joan Smalls"

EXCLUSIVE: Joan Smalls Goes Sci-Fi Sophisticate for Missoni

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Joan Smalls for Missoni
Joan Smalls for Missoni

The Fall ’14 campaigns continue to roll out today and Missoni is the latest house to debut its new ads. Staring Joan Smalls and Justin Barnhill, the Viviane Sassen-lensed snaps transport Angela Missoni’s geometric Fall wares into a dreamlike, futuristic landscape. “It’s an imaginary world, one thousand years forward, and a surreal and humorous setting comprised of ancient ruins, bright vivid color, metallic shades, sharp geometric patterns, and robotic futuristic creatures—an ideal frame for Missoni’s contemporary and stylish woman,” Angela Missoni told Style.com.

No doubt, Missoni had her pick of mega models to star in the ads, considering previous campaign faces have included Christy Turlington and Stella Tennant. Of her choice to tap Smalls, the designer offered, “[She] is one of the most famous and adored models of this moment, and she perfectly embodies the spirit of this collection. With her beautiful complexion, intensity, and strong, contemporary attitude, she seemed to me the ideal protagonist of this campaign, one that puts together past and future, memory and sci-fi, and reality and fantasy.” Shot at an archeological site, the photographs, as well as a trippy-meets-quirky film, both of which debut exclusively here, feature colorful cutouts that lend the imagery a playful, almost cartoonish feel. Most important though, Smalls is easily the most sophisticated sci-fi heroine we’ve ever seen.

Photos: Viviane Sassen

Pencil Skirts, Polka Dots, and More: This Week’s Best Looks, According to You

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look of the dayWe’re in full-on Resort mode here at Style.com. The best way to keep track of the season’s must-try trends? Our Look of the Day poll, of course. On Monday, we were loving the foolproof combination of a crisp button-down and pencil skirt. The winning look, a sheer blouse and paillette-covered skirt from Burberry Prorsum, was anything but basic. Riley Keough even sported a button-down and jacquard skirt on the Cannes red carpet. It was a refreshing alternative to the festival’s bevy of ball gowns. Next up: On Tuesday, we made a case for straw hats—and not just for the beach. Tomas Maier’s winner consisted of cropped jeans, a loose sweater, and a black floppy hat fit for the streets of New York. The look was chic, simple, and supremely wearable. As the week went on, we played favorites with high-slit skirts (like Joan Smalls’ stunning Prabal Gurung number at the CFDAs); butter-soft suede; and playful, retro polka dots. Which looks won your vote? Click here to see all of the results, and don’t forget to cast your vote every day.

The Week in Look of the Day Winners Chosen by You: Americana Fashion, Fall’s Best New Sunglasses, Models-Off-Duty, and More

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Look of the dayWhat was on Style.com editors’ minds this week? After celebrating Memorial Day (along with the rest of our U.S. readers), we paid tribute to the national holiday with our Look of the Day poll on Tuesday, rounding up our favorite girls rocking American flag motifs. In the end, you voted for Kate Bosworth wearing a stars-and-stripes tank top with cutoffs at Coachella, but Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s bikini cover-up (those stems!) was a close runner-up. Now that sunny summer days have finally arrived, we mined the recent runways for some new sunglasses inspiration. Your top pick? Tom Ford’s visor-like shades, as seen on Kati Nescher backstage at the designer’s Fall ’14 show. Keeping our eyes on the streets, Thursday’s LOTD highlighted out models-off-duty (including Joan Smalls and winner Chanel Iman) wrapping shirts and jackets around their waists. And with Resort season ramping up next week, we used the opportunity to call out some of the coolest bomber jackets spotted in the new collections.

Click here for a slideshow of the looks that won your Look of the Day votes this week—and a few runners-up for good measure.

Through Cédric’s Eyes: Joan Smalls in Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy

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Each week, renowned artist and fashion illustrator Cédric Rivrain unveils an exclusive drawing on Style.com. See fashion through his eyes, below.

Joan Smalls in Riccardo Tisci for GivenchyJoan Smalls in Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy

“Beautifully framed papillons d’automne populate a dreamy silk georgette dress.” —Cédric Rivrain

Illustration: Cédric Rivrain

Cheap Fashion Thrills

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FendiLooking to make a high-fashion impact on a shoestring budget? The recent runways stand as proof that all you need to tap into the momentary zeitgeist is a little creativity, not a maxed-out credit card. Take, for example, the pretty young thing caught posing with a McDonald’s cup during Sydney fashion week like it was a piece from Jeremy Scott’s fast-food-inspired collection for Moschino. Meanwhile, Chanel’s supermarket sweep of a Fall show convinced us that even grocery carts can be glamorous (especially if they’re being pushed by Rihanna, Cara Delevingne, and Joan Smalls). Ditto goes for Anya Hindmarch’s luxe “Have a Nice Day” bags modeled after those handed out at convenience stores. Other cheap styling tricks we’re eager to try out soon include pinning a violet to our furs à la Fendi and securing our ponytails with dollar-bin scrunchies like Dree Hemingway did in Trager Delaney’s latest lookbook.

Click for a slideshow of Fall’s affordable styling tricks.