Though I can’t commend her for the seasonality of it all (black velvet in August?!), I am dying over the ensemble Dianna Agron wore on the “Late Show with David Letterman” yesterday. The gorgeous sweetheart-bodiced and peplum-flounced Rosalia bonded dress is by Stella McCartney. A chic, striking look paired with the go-to appearance shoe, YSL’s Tribtoo pumps.
My favourite thing about her ‘look’ has to be the building departure from her Glee character, Quinn Fabray. From the start of Season One/the start of Dianna’s fame, we’ve seen her in outfits that could be interchangeable with her high-school-aged character. After cutting her hair off at the end of Season Two (AESTHETIC LIBERATION!), Dianna’s personal style has been more edgy, playful, and appealing overall. You can see it in her confidence.
Also, hot pink lipstick gets me everytime. Oh, Dianna.
The feminine center of the media’s omniscent eye, soon-to-be-royal Kate Middleton has already had a killer impact on the fashion consumerism. Everyone wants their hands on a little bit of that Princess Magic.
The major story here is the infamous blue-jersey Issa wrap dress she wore during the press conference announcing her engagement to Prince William; it sold out in store and online within 24 hours, brought name recognition to a little known brand (from designer Daniella Helayel), and inspired countless knock offs. After that? A cream-coloured Reiss dress she wore in their Mario Testino-shot engagement portraits – a past season’s style from her own closet – that prompted Reiss to reissue the dress.
The £650 Burberry trench with the ruffle-flare hem she wore last week? Sold out on online, joining the ranks of PartyBingo.com as top 2 most ridiculous ways to waste money online. A £22 knock-off by Brit brand Asda saw sales spike 300 percent. The black velvet Libelula coat she wore to a wedding in January? The Mail reports that the £310 Dulwich coat sold out within hours of the photos being published and now has a wait list of over 300 people. The £295 Temperley Titan dress she wore to a charity event in December? Sold out in two days (Kate got it on sale).
The red Luisa Spagnoli suit and Aquatalia boots she wore when she went to St. Andrews with Will last month? According to the Mail the £335 “sushi” jacket and £160 skirt sold out within a day at London boutique Hollie de Keyser. The boutique re-ordered 100 more of the suit and owner Hollie de Kayser said, “Since Kate wore the suit, we have been inundated.” As for the £395 Aquatalia boots? Stockists Russell & Bromley say everyone’s calling for the “Kate Middleon boots.”
I’m hoping for a little more Michelle Obama style from the classic beauty, but there is no arguing she knows how to work both high and low end tailoring.
Leighton Meester and Eric Daman
I don’t know a red-blooded female who doesn’t like the way the ladies of “Gossip Girl
” dress when they are at a party. Now, it will be all that much more accessible. Head stylist for the show as of Season One Episode One, Eric Daman
, has teamed with US store Charlotte Russe
to design a collection of party dresses and accessories called “Eric Daman for Charlotte Russe
The actual dresses are much more impressive than the name – featuring a black one-shoulder sequin dress, a black velvet frock with lace sleeves, a blue strapless piece with tulle accents, and an array of styles that are “designed in a way that they each have their own personality“, with every item under $50.
The collaboration will be available for purchase in Charlotte Russe stores and on CharlotteRusse.com starting Oct. 24.