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…..
Beyonce says her pregnancy has inspired her to do a maternity line.
The singer, who is expecting her first child with husband Jay-Z, told Harper’s Bazaar magazine that she’s working on a collection for her House of Dereon line.
“All I see now are clothes that are flattering on a pregnant woman,” she said in the interview. “It’s been so exciting for me! I love figuring out designs that still make me feel edgy and sexy while pregnant.”
“Flowy fabrics are always flattering,” she added, “but I still rock my stilettos.”
The singer also talked about revealing her pregnancy at the MTV Video Music Awards in August, calling it “the hardest red carpet I ever did.”
“I didn’t want a crazy picture or gossip story to break the news,” she said. “So I decided to say nothing and proudly show my baby bump. I felt it was more powerful to see the love and enthusiasm as opposed to saying anything.”
Beyonce recently told Australia’s “Sunday Night” news program that she’s due in February. That appearance also stirred speculation about her pregnancy – her dress appeared to fold in when she sat down on the show, leading some to question whether she was wearing a prosthetic baby bump while a surrogate carried her child. A rep for the singer told ABC News that the rumors are “stupid, ridiculous and fake.”
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.
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.
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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 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
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
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
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
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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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
She may only be a couple months along, but Beyonce is already sportin’ one fashionable baby bump!
Sweater Fierce Dress
Description: A sweater dress is the perfect piece to transition your wardrobe into the Fall season. Features include cut out detail at chest with rouched and rhinestone accents, a self tie belt, and a ribbed bottom. Top backside features a metallic embroidered namesake. Wear to work or a hot dinner date.
- Hand wash cold
- Made in China
- 33 inches in length
- 100% acrylic
Unzipped Twill Dress
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Description: Switch out of your jeans and into a stylish dress for summer. Features include a v-neckline leading to a zip front closure and rouched detail at center. Patch pockets at chest and scoop pockets below the waist. An embroidered namesake logo sits at top left pocket.
- Machine wash cold
- Made in China
- 32 inches in length
- 95% cotton, 5% spandex
Welcome To The Jungle Dress
Description: Sophistication meets sexy! This classic button down style dress gets a fierce update. Features include a button down front closure, epaulette detail at shoulder, and a metallic embroidered namesake at top backside. A zebra like graphic print at each side placket. Welcome to the jungle!
- Machine wash cold
- Made in China
- 32 1/2 inches in length
- 97% cotton, 3% spandex
Play By Play Dress
Description: Call all the shots in our sporty from the front, sexy from the back dress. Features include a zip front closure with fleur-de-lis pull charm, a mock turtle neckline, and a stud encrusted fleur-de-lis logo patch at left chest. Satin material at sleeves and at front. Back side features criss cross strap accents and an embroidered namesake.
- Hand wash cold
- 32 1/2 inches in length
- 60% cotton, 40% polyester