21 posts tagged "Tamara Mellon"
What do Kim Kardashian and Rihanna have in common? Other than world-famous rear views, both are coveting Ulyana Sergeenko’s silky kimonos. Kim wore a teal robe to Jimmy Kimmel Live, while Rihanna styled her nude version with a matching bodysuit at the MTV Movie Awards. We dedicated a Look of the Day poll to the boudoir-inspired trend on Wednesday, then asked you to play favorites. It didn’t surprise us that Rihanna took first place. What else was on our minds this week? On Monday, we rounded up our favorite high necklines of late. In a sequined black Tamara Mellon dress, Karlie Kloss looked sexy and chic without revealing too much skin. Her look won first place, followed by Lottie Moss’ more casual blue suede number. On Tuesday, we turned our attention to our favorite performances at the Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago. Indie It girl Jenny Lewis took to the stage in a starry rainbow suit, which won your vote by a landslide. And on Friday, we had a little too much fun hunting down photos of Pharrell-inspired Western hats. The musician’s Vivienne Westwood topper sparked a global phenomenon last January, inspiring stylish risk-takers like Anna Dello Russo to try one on for size. See all of the week’s winning looks here, plus a few runners-up for extra inspo.
Ever since Karl Lagerfeld sent models down a Dallas runway in miles of fringe, cowboy boots, and blanket-striped ponchos for Chanel’s Métiers d’Arts show, there’s been a collective shift toward Western style. But you don’t have to live in Texas or own a Palomino to pull it off. Fashion houses like Valentino and Saint Laurent are giving fringe a chic, citified appeal. In earthy hues like ecru, black, and burnt sienna, fringe is perfect for the workweek ahead and your weekend trip upstate—it’s as easy as swapping your pumps for desert boots. Shop our favorite fringe pieces by J.Crew, Tamara Mellon, and more, below.
1. Tamara Mellon fringed suede pencil skirt, $895, available at net-a-porter.com
2. Samuji ecru white rooibos crop top, $400, available at avenue32.com
3. J.Crew chain tassel earrings, $58, available at jcrew.com
4. Saint Laurent fringe small bucket bag, $2,150, available at barneys.com
5. Valentino C-Rockee fringed leather sandals, $1,095, available at mytheresa.com
After a week of larger-than-life couture shows, we noticed our favorite collections shared a central theme: the future. It wasn’t the stereotypical white-glove, sterile futurism you see in movies but rather an embrace of the brand-new and beautiful things we’ve never really seen before. At Dior, Raf Simons combined Marie Antoinette silhouettes with high-tech fabrics and mirrored eyeliner, while Karl Lagerfeld stayed true to form at Chanel and looked forward, forward, forward. It got us thinking about how we can incorporate new ideas into our own wardrobes. For starters, we’re still coveting Tamara Mellon’s genius leather legging-boot hybrid, and new jewelry designer Sophie Bille Brahe’s sculptural take on the pearl earring is at the top of our wish list. Metallic silver also feels particularly fresh; a modular choker or high-shine sunnies could make even a plain white tee look stunning. Shop all of our favorite forward-thinking pieces by Maison Martin Margiela, Alexander Wang, and more, below.
1. Tamara Mellon Sweet Revenge leather legging boots, $1,995, available at net-a-porter.com
2. Sophie Bille Brahe 14-karat gold ellipse earring with freshwater pearl, $800, available at stylebop.com
3. Alexander Wang zip peel away pullover, $595, available at shopbop.com
4. Maison Martin Margiela silver-tone choker, $995, available at net-a-porter.com
5. Dior So Real metal and plastic sunglasses in Palladium, $505, available at saksfifthavenue.com
Fringe is one of the biggest trends for spring, and I still haven’t had a chance to step into it. Ever since I saw Tamara Mellon’s presentation back in 2013, her leather fringe skirt has been on my wish list. Today, Mellon is launching her brand’s e-commerce site, and I finally got a chance to add this little number to my shopping cart.
Tamara Mellon leather fringe skirt, $895, Buy it now
When Tamara Mellon decided to get back into the fashion action after leaving Jimmy Choo, it wasn’t going to be business as usual. In hopes of bringing the thrill back to shopping (she blames fashion fatigue on universal access to runway photographs as well as the months between the shows and the arrival of clothes in stores), Mellon has opted out of the catwalk. More importantly, she’s opted out of the idea of selling winter coats in July and bikinis in January. The plan is to make bimonthly shipments of buy-now, wear-now clothes to department stores (we have it on good authority that her first delivery to Bergdorf Goodman is selling at a brisk clip), and to very quickly ramp up her own boutiques and e-commerce platform. By way of introduction, she’s just produced a short movie, enlisting model-turned-filmmaker Rie Rasmussen to direct Karlie Kloss. “We had so much fun shooting High Heels & Sharp Knives with Rie and Karlie,” Mellon told Style.com. “Both are incredibly talented and completely capture the spirit of my woman. I cannot wait to see the reaction from the twist at the end.” No spoilers here. Visit Mellon’s Web site tomorrow to discover the twist for yourself, and watch an exclusive teaser only on Style.com.