Taylor Swift popped up in Paris looking appropriately Parisian chic in a black and white look — score her exact Kate Spade New York colorblock dress ($398) here. The singer then completed her European style with black tights, black suede pumps, a cute paper plane necklace, and stud earrings. What we love most about Taylor's new dress is that it looks like she layered a strapless black dress over a white tee. We can't get enough of the girlie flowy skirt either. Dress it up with tights and pumps like the singer did or dress it down with ballet flats.
Lauren Conrad has been on a nationwide book tour promoting her latest book, Lauren Conrad Beauty, and for her LA stop last night, she chose a Johanna Johnson black leather dress. With a statement dress like that one, all you need are a Kate Spade New York bow belt ($78) and these killer Christian Louboutin spike platform pumps ($1,595). We love that Lauren's little black dress is rough in fabric but ladylike in silhouette. Get in on the look via this similar Shoshanna black leather dress ($770) or this less-expensive Free People vegan leather dress ($198). Don't forget the bow belt for extra charm and the studded pumps for mega edge.
If we had to choose one person to go to for advice on wearing bright colors, it would be Brad Goreski. The reality TV star and super stylist is the master of pairing vivid hues and prints for a fun, whimsical look — and we caught up with him at the Kate Spade New York Spring 2013 presentation to get the inside scoop on how to make a colorful look work for the everyday girl. He also shared his favorite pieces from the collection, as well as his thoughts on the retro "rockabilly flip" that punctuated the '50s-inspired looks. Check it all out in this Fab Flash!
Modern Family actress Ariel Winter attended an Elle party in West Hollywood last night looking simply adorable in her Kate Spade New York Kimberly dress ($548). We especially love the crystal-embellished Peter Pan collar and the retro cut. Black satin Brian Atwood pumps blended beautifully with her sweet attire, and red nails added further pizzazz. Score Ariel's exact dress to wear at your next fancy soiree or get this similar Alice + Olivia collar shirtdress ($297) for a more office-appropriate version.
Last night, Deborah Lloyd and Kate Spade New York hosted a dinner at The Terrace in West Hollywood to celebrate the release of Brad Goreski's book Born to Be Brad. As you might imagine, the dinner was full of boisterous color and adorable styling. Let's take a look at the soiree, and see what ideas you can borrow for your next wedding, party, or dinner.
>>Kate Spade's quirky, color-filled aesthetic got a jolt of joie de vivre this season. With creative director Deborah Lloyd using classic Parisian motifs as inspiration, and Brad Goreski styling, the collection was a tongue-in-cheek ode to Parisian women. Classic, ladylike silhouettes were rendered in juicy colors and classic prints like florals and leopard, while ruffles, bow ties, and feathers referenced Parisian coquette. Accessory highlights included polka-dot pumps, sleek envelope clutches, and deliciously flirty car gloves.
>> The stylist — and reality television star — has inked a two-year deal with Kate Spade New York to be the brand's exclusive stylist. In addition to styling press events, presentations, ad campaigns, and e-commerce shoots, Goreski will use his social media expertise — he has over 127,000 Twitter followers — to help garner excitement around Kate Spade New York's ready-to-wear collection, which launched in 2009. "It’s my hope to get the ready-to-wear out there and see it more on the streets and see people playing with it and making it their own," Goreski said.
Though the stylist and the brand have teamed up in the past — Goreski styled the Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 ready-to-wear presentations — the deal makes Goreski's position within the brand official. "When I began to consider a stylist with whom I could really build an ongoing relationship and one whom I trusted, he was the first that came to mind," Kate Spade New York creative director Deborah Lloyd explained. "Besides being a great stylist, he is a joy to be around and a true gentleman. He keeps me laughing and keeps me on my toes."
>> "I never thought I'd do a pink trouser suit, but I'm loving it," creative director Deborah Lloyd announced to a packed-in room at the Kate Spade Spring 2012 presentation last night. And what's not to love? The fuchsia pant-and-jacket combo looked right at home amongst the vibrant hues and tea-time silhouettes Lloyd has on tap for next season. There were also witty graphic t-shirts, candy-hued shoes, and bold floral prints designed by Australian artist Florence Broadhurst — the latter of which covered everything from dishes to a drool-worthy Vespa. Click through to see a selection of pics from the presentation, including looks styled by Brad Goreski.
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