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Mary-Kate And Ashley Olsen Twins Make’s ‘Vogue Magazines’ Best Dressed

10 Nov

As anyone who’s ever permanently “borrowed” a pair of ankle boots from her sister can attest, there’s no better partner-in-wardrobe-crime and closet collaborator than a sister–and this year, Vogue‘s best dressed list honors the stylish duos who share DNA with a list that consists strictly of sister acts.

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen top the list, a choice that makes me giddy but I’m sure will cause a few raised eyebrows. The rest of the chic siblings?


- Dakota and Elle Fanning

- Claire, Virginie, Jenna and Prisca Courtin-Clarins (you probably haven’t heard of them yet, but you soon will–they are all over the Paris fashion scene and dressed to kill!)

- Ruby and Lily Aldridge

- Poppy and Cara Delevigne

- Bianca and Coco Brandolini

- Beyoncé and Solange Knowles

- Charlotte Gainsbourg and Lou Doillon

- Pippa and Kate Middleton

- Kate and Rooney Mara

Surprise, surprise, there’s not a Kardashian in sight! I also thought Sienna and Savannah Miller would make the list, but otherwise I think their choices are pretty spot-on. What do you ladies think? Check out all of the photos at Vogue.com, then tell us…could you and your sister land on a list like this? Are you guys known for being super-stylish siblings? Discuss! Read More Vogue…..

The Kardashian Sister’s Recently Collaborated On A ‘Kollection’ For US Store Sears

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The Kardashians are one clan who are closer than your average siblings. They share their lives, their jobs and now, their wardrobes. Is it time for a bit of sibling rivalry in the family?

Kim, Khloe and Kourtney recently collaborated on a ‘Kollection‘ for US store Sears, and it seems the sisters have decided the best way to gain publicity for the brand is to, well, wear it themselves.

All three socialite sisters have been seen out in at least two outfits from their new Kollection, the first being a lace look compromising a long-sleeved lace top with an oversized silky pussybow teamed with a silky lace-edged skirt.

Kourtney chose to wear the nude version to the launch party of the Kardashian Kollection in LA. Looking lady-like, she added black T-bar heels and swept her locks up. Khloe also went for the demure nude coloring, and also chose black heels, but left her locks natural and flowing and swapped the black bow for a slinky champagne color.

Kim was the odd one out here, opting for the dramatic ensemble in black and adding a dash of color with a green bag and snakeskin heels.

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Alice Temperley Revlon Look At London Fashion Week: Shop House Of Temperley

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Here is the look  created by Revlon’s Global Artistic Director, Gucci Westman for Temperley at London Fashion Week AW 2011 on Sunday February 19th 2011.

“Alice Temperley is a stylish, successful woman, she was the perfect inspiration and loves a red lip. I also wanted to compliment the beautiful muted palette of the collection and the Venetian theme so created a confident bright red lip using Just Bitten Lip Stain and a strong purple smokey eye. I love the combination of red and purple for a look that is chic, expensive and powerful”

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  • About Temperley
  • About Temperley

    Temperley London celebrates its 10th anniversary year in 2011 with its namesake creative director, Alice Temperley, MBE, heading up the House of Temperley with a design signature that has made her one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary British fashion.

    Alice Temperley’s timeless, feminine designs combine meticulous detail and embellishments with an English eccentricity and personality drawing on everything British; Temperley is the modern day ‘Cool Britannia’.

    Following the success of the launch collection in 2000 at London Fashion Week, the first Temperley London boutique opened in 2001 on Colville Mews in Notting Hill, London where the head office and design rooms are still situated.

    This year sees the first year anniversary of ALICE by Temperley, a contemporary sister line created to fulfill a need for an everyday Temperley look in a more accessible market.

  • Bridal has grown to be an important part of the Temperley offering after the first bridal dresses were created following Alice’s own wedding to Lars Von Bennigsen, the CEO of Temperley Ltd, in 2002. There are now exclusive Bridal Salons in the London Mews and Los Angeles, Melrose Avenue stores with a full bridal collection of bespoke, made-to-order and current collection pieces, for private appointments only.

    The House of Temperley has also expanded into lifestyle with Temperley scented candles and has plans to move into homewear, menswear and childrenswear.

    The House produces 13 collections a year including; Cruise and Pre-Fall across the Temperley London and diffusion ALICE by Temperley line and 2 made-to-order bridal collections a year and key collaborations with leading British names such as the launch of Barbour Gold Label by Temperley in 2011.

  • The company operates 3 stand alone stores in London, Los Angeles and Dubai, and online stores for both lines at: temperleylondon.com and alicebytemperley.com. The lines are also currently available in over 200 doors across 35 countries worldwide.

    The past ten years have earned the House of Temperley critical acclaim and devoted fans around the world, dressing Royalty to the red carpet. Amongst many others, Temperley London fans include; Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Pippa Middleton, Demi Moore, Jennifer Lopez, Heidi Klum, Reese Witherspoon and Claudia Schiffer. ALICE by Temperley has been worn by a range of fans including Emma Watson, Jessica Biel, Beyonce, Rihanna and Dakota Fanning.

  • While constantly being expanded in breadth, the House of Temperley always stays true to its philosophy; appreciating what women want with creations that exist outside of the trend of the moment and always flavoured with a sense of Alice’s individual ‘magpie’ style.

    The World of Temperley and its design philosophy is set to extend its influence, transforming it from one of Britain’s leading luxury brands to an all-encompassing lifestyle.

  • Alice portrait
  • Alice Temperley, MBE

    Alice Temperley was born in England in 1975, trained at London’s Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and finished her studies with a Masters degree at the Royal College of Art. Besides a thorough training in the traditional disciplines, Temperley specialized in fabric technology and print.

    Temperley’s award portfolio includes; the ‘Award for Innovation’ from Central Saint Martin’s, ‘English Print Designer of the Year 1999′ at Indigo, Paris, Glamour Magazine ‘Designer of the Year’ & Elle Magazine ‘Young Designer of the Year’ both in 2004.

    In the 2011 New Year Honours, Temperley was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) by Her Majesty the Queen at Buckingham Palace, for services to the fashion industry.

    She launches her first book this year; ‘True British: Alice Temperley’, by Alice Temperley, published by Rizzoli New York, 2011.

Runway Photos/Alice Temperley London Fall 2011

Valencia Shirt

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The clean lines and elegant cotton-lace detailing make the silk Valencia Shirt truly exquisite. Buttons run the length of the blouse for a Victorian or more relaxed collar. The length enables this piece to be worn as a tunic or a shirt for a chic day-to-night look. View Online Store

Classic Fan Dress

$1745

The printed trompe l’oeil technique of The Classic Fan Dress creates an effect of soft lace and pleating. The sweet cinnamon colour and short length makes this dress perfect for a daytime event, while the addition of black translates this piece into eveningwear. View Online Store

Lock Waist Belt Snake

$340

The dramatic lizard print leather Lock Waist Belt is adorned with a gold prism at the centre and gold chain detail. Wear to vamp up any outfit.

Unique Temperley closure and lock detail. Snake effect embossed leather with hidden elasticity for perfect fit.100% Leather – embossed. View Online Store

Short Ruffle Coat

$1745

The dramatic Short Ruffle Coat, created from wool and cashmere, is adorned with blackberry-like buttons at the front. Long, flowing sleeves of layers of fabric, expand from the elbows like wings, a detail that is repeated in the skirt of the coat. View Online Store

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Fashion Show: Shop Dolce Gabbana Summer Collection 2012 Online ‘Must Haves’

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Photos Dolce Gabbana


If you could distil the D&G SS12 Womens wear show what essence would you get? Foulard’s. These traditional, sometimes oldy-worldly accessories have been totally reinvented by Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana and have become sexy and relevant once again.

The D&G collection for SS 12 is a real plethora of prints. From geometric to heraldic, from baroque to naïf, passing by polka dolts and stripes, the foulard, in its many forms has been adopted by the design duo and reinvented for 2012. With the idea of deconstructing the typically bourgeois silk handkerchief and challenging its traditional use, Dolce and Gabbana have created a significant collection with strong cultural overtones.

Taking the foulard in its purest form, (each swatch measures the traditional 70x70cm), as the foundation of the collection, the Italian design duo have created a visual feast. Unlike previous collections where mix and matching were at their centre, this season the effect is less like patchwork and more about actually tying together multiple handkerchiefs, lending it a more cerebral feel. Details like folds and knots take the collection away from the banal, giving it a fresh angle.

Worthy of particular mention are the sky-high platform wedges. The upper is made of an entire foulard; 70×70, which tied around the foot becomes a silky, light as a feather peep toe bootie. In contrast, the wedge is made of wood and is printed with a different style.  Dolce Gabbana.IT

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London Fashion Week: The Launch Of House Of Dereon By Beyonce And Tina Knowles

19 Sep House-Dereon-Launch-Beyonce-Tina-Knowles-400394A

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Beyonce Knowles at The Launch Of House Of Dereon By Beyonce And Tina Knowles at Selfridges on September 17, 2011 in London, England.

BEYONCE makes it a stylish family affair as she struts the catwalk with mom Tina – and her baby bump.

The singer unveiled her House of Deréon collection at Selfridges for London Fashion Week. Pregnant Beyonce, 30, and proud Tina, 60, held hands as they both looked chic in shimmering black.

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Victoria Beckham Debut’s Her Spring 2012 Collection At New York Fashion Week

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Victoria Beckham’s Spring 2012 collection at New York fashion week included high-energy navy-and-orange combinations that were a departure for the designer. Photograph: Peter Michael Dills/Getty

The timing of Victoria Beckham‘s catwalk show at New York fashion week on Sunday was undeniably awkward. The scheduled start of 10am allocated to Beckham by the organisers saw her Spring 2012 collection take to the catwalk while Barack Obama was leading the nation in remembrance at the World Trade Centre site.

However, the potential for upset was elegantly avoided. Attendees were instructed to arrive early, so that the silences at 9.59am and 10.03am could be properly respected.

The show marked a gear change for Beckham’s feted second career as a designer. Figure-flattering, modern-ladylike, cleverly constructed dresses have been the heart of her brand since her first collection, and were still there – but the focus was pulled back to include a wider range of looks: oversized parka-style jackets, looser pieces, and utility detailing.

The staging of the show also reflected a move away from the tight focus on a singular look. Previously, Beckham had staged small-scale presentations of her collections, which she talked through in person. Her shows were held first in a hotel room, then in recent seasons in a private townhouse. This show was in the New York public library and soundtracked by loud music, and marked a leap in scale which seemed to display a new confidence.

The change in direction may also be designed to cede some space in the limelight to Beckham’s new lower-priced line, Victoria by Victoria Beckham, which she will launch on Monday. The few pieces that have so far been seen from the Victoria line have had a “cocktail dress” look.

Stretch fabrics, exposed zips, flat shoes and high-energy navy-and-orange colour combinations suggested Beckham had finally succumbed to the appeal of the sporty Californian lifestyle. When she arrived in LA, she was teased for wearing high heels to throw the first pitch at a Los Angeles Dodgers game – to which she replied: “I hate working out. Maybe it’s the whole getting sweaty thing, but it’s just not me.”

Yesterday she described her working method as “like juggling glass balls” and said the arrival of baby daughter Harper two months ago was a blessing in disguise for the collection, “because it made us very focused, and that influenced the collection”.

Handbags, a recent addition to the label, were prominent on the catwalk. The signature Victoria bag has been, the designer said, “squished up, to make it practical and looser”. The result on the catwalk was a chic, two-tone handbag with a sleek, understated feel, which falls in line with the minimalist diktats of recent Paris http://www.guardian.co.uk/fashion”>fashion weeks.

Designer Betsey Johnson Spring 2012 Fashion Show Mercedes Benz Fashion Week

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Designer Betsey Johnson walks the runway at the Betsey Johnson Spring 2012 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Theater at Lincoln Center on September 12, 2011 in New York City. Photos/Gettys

Betsey Johnson has never been one to follow trends and her spring 2012 collection was no exception. While many designers are leaning towards textured tops and mid-length skirts, Betsey chose sheers and loosely flowing bottoms, which were a pleasant divergence from her typical bubble and tulle skirts.

The sheer was, assumedly, to showcase her newly-blossoming lingerie line, to which she featured in her final walk , having the panty-clad models carrying A and T balloons (which stand for A Tisket, the lingerie line).

Betsey complimented her ultra-feminine style with ultra-high platform stiletto heels (giving a few of the models a run for their money). The collection was filled with Betsey’s go-to patterns like floral, cheetah print, and skulls, printed onto full-length skirts, wide leg pants and harem-style rompers. And, of course, Betsey’s fabulous line was not the sole entertainment of the night. Surprising audience members, Betsey danced down the runway, skipping up and down as the models took their final walk. At the end of the night, Betsey Johnson entertained.

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