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April 20 2014

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Tim Blanks Revisits Stella McCartney’s Chloé Debut

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When Stella McCartney made her debut as creative director of Chloé, she was just 25 and still known more for being Macca’s daughter than for her design chops. Tim Blanks was on hand for her first show for the historic house, which featured not only two of the Fab Four, but a bold-faced roster of catwalkers, including Naomi, Kate, and Helena. Despite her tender years, McCartney managed to strike a balance between Chloé’s traditional French femininity and nineties Brit insouciance right off the bat. Over the course of her four-year stint at the brand (before departing to launch her eponymous line), McCartney proved herself far more than just the child of a famous face, resuscitating the label’s DNA and setting the stage for a victorious aughts under the eye of Phoebe Philo. Watch the latest Throwback Thursdays With Tim Blanks here.

Insta-Gratification: #PFW Edition

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In the age of Instagram, all it takes is a smartphone to achieve a photo finish, be it filtered or #nofilter-ed. That’s why Style.com’s social media editor, Rachel Walgrove, is rounding up our favorite snaps and bringing them into focus. For this very special edition of Insta-Gratification, she’ll be calling out the best shots from #PFW. See below for today’s picks.

Wednesday, March 6

Model massage train.

Front row selfie realness with Lupita and RiRi.

A note from Nicolas.

What I love most about this picture is that Jared Leto took it.

Peace out, Paris. Continue Reading “Insta-Gratification: #PFW Edition” »

Shop The Look: Block Party

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Shop the look

Spring may not be right around the corner, but we’re hoping our shopping habits will send out some warm weather vibes. Color blocking was all over the Spring ’14 runways, seen on whisper-thin layers at Theyskens’ Theory to splashy neoprene at Tommy Hilfiger, and we can’t wait to wear it this season. Clashing, ultra-bright hues feel sculptural on simple shapes, and there’s no denying the effortless, throw-on-and-go possibilities of a color block sweatshirt or skirt. Even if you opt for a subtler approach–say, blingy earrings or a pair of standout shoes–the result is undoubtedly fun. Shop our favorite color block pieces from Nicholas Kirkwood, Stella McCartney, Kenzo, and more, below.

1. Stella McCartney color-block cashmere sweater, $1,040, available at net-a-porter.com

2. Kenzo “Kalifornia” color-block leather clutch, $250, available at modaoperandi.com

3. Nicholas Kirkwood snakeskin, suede, and patent leather platform sandals, $955, available at modaoperandi.com

4. Dannijo “Cruz” earrings, $260, available at shopbop.com

5. Ostwald Helgason green and mint double-face skirt, $735, available at ssense.com

Photo: Courtesy photo

Runway to Red Carpet: Elegant Award Shows and a Dressed-Down Film Fest

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Brit MarlingBetween the continued Awards Season craze and the laid-back glam of the Sundance Film Festival, the celebrity set had plenty of red-carpet moments this week. America’s new darling (fashion and otherwise) Lupita Nyong’o and Helen Mirren, who both picked up trophies at Saturday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards, strutted their stuff at the Producers Guild Awards the following evening. Nyong’o chose a figure-hugging Stella McCartney dress with an asymmetrical shoulder, while Mirren opted for a long-sleeved silver Fall ’13 Elie Saab gown embroidered with crystals. The ladies were joined on Sunday’s red carpet by Nyong’o's 12 Years a Slave castmate Sarah Paulson, who donned a sequined Marc Jacobs frock with floral embellishments from the designer’s memorable Spring ’14 runway.

While many celebrities opt for the casual sweater-and-jeans look during the chilly Sundance Film Festival, actresses Elizabeth Banks and Brit Marling’s red-carpet appearances struck the perfect balance between comfort and glamour. Banks paired a black-and-white grid-patterned Spring ’14 Ralph Lauren dress with black knee-high boots for an event on Tuesday, and Marling chose a black Proenza Schouler pantsuit with chalk-white details from the brand’s Spring ’14 lineup at the premiere of I Origins on Saturday. Marling continued to be a red-carpet highlight throughout the week, stepping out in Christopher Kane and Mulberry at another pair of events. No doubt, this duo is upping the festival’s sartorial game.

Here, more of this week’s red-carpet highlights.

Photo: George Pimentel / Getty Images 

Stella’s Sensual Spring Snaps

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Stella McCartney Spring '14

Debuting exclusively here on Style.com, Stella McCartney’s Spring ad campaign stars Finnish model Suvi Koponen. Lensed in London by Mert and Marcus, the ads were styled by McCartney herself, who told us that her goal was to “capture the freshness and sensual side of summer.” The snaps juxtapose serene black-and-white photography against striking giant red lips, seasonal pomegranates, and berries. “I wanted to evoke a sense of lushness with the images of fruit bursting with life and love, while balancing that with a contrast in the directness of depicting Suvi simply in black and white,” McCartney explained. Barefaced and dressed in the daisy prints from McCartney’s Spring ’14 collection, Koponen—who also landed this month’s German Vogue cover—embodies the effortless, feminine spirit of Stella’s Spring woman.

Photo: Mert and Marcus