Alicia Vikander In Louis Vuitton – ‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E.’ London Photocall

Alicia Vikander In Louis Vuitton - 'The Man From UNCLE
Alicia Vikander attended ‘The Man from U.N.C.L.E.’ photocall at Claridge’s Hotel in London, England on Thursday (July 23).

The actress and new face of Louis Vuitton hasn’t been wearing the label exclusively but she did return to it this time around, donning a dress from the Fall 2015 collection.

I didn’t love this look on the runway, and my affection didn’t exactly grow seeing it on Alicia.

While the black darts and zipper detail cut through the more precious satiny lace with a sporty edge, they created an unflattering shape at the bust.

In combination with the black heels, it all seemed strangely ageing to the young Swedish beauty—even if the colour itself was lovely on her.

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Kylie Minogue Loves….Dolce & Gabbana

Kylie Minogue Loves Dolce & Gabbana

Kylie Minogue has recently been summering in Italy, where her love for all things Dolce & Gabbana has only become more pronounced. In what must be close to a record, she made not one, not two, but four outfit changes in the space of one day: Monday (July 13).

The beauty of her recent quartet of Dolce & Gabbana ensembles is that they look all the better for being in their natural habitat of the sublime Italian backdrop. If nothing else, she’s certainly inspiring a heavy case of wanderlust—with a side of wardrobe envy.

Look 1: The songstress was spotted leaving her hotel at the Miramare in Portofino, Italy, on her way to the annual Dolce & Gabbana Summer event, where she’s serving as a special guest. Classically chic with a feminine whim, her Dolce & Gabbana white macramé lace midi dress was at the height of easy summer charm. She styled the look in appropriately vivid form with a blue-and-white patterned tote, inspired by traditional Italian pottery, and matching sandals.

Look 2: For her second look of the day, Kylie matched the tote’s motif with her Dolce & Gabbana printed bikini while soaking up the sun and relaxing on the Dolce & Gabbana mega yacht, Regina d’Italia, in Portofino. I love the nude macramé lace cover-up, as it’s beautifully constructed with an air of breezy, boho inspiration.

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Look 3: Accompanied by a very special lunch guest, she headed out to the midday meal with Domenico Dolce by her side while vacationing in Portofino. The bohemian spirit was fully alive and well in her Dolce & Gabbana printed empire-waist maxi dress that featured a vibrant collage of scarf prints. Statement-making as it was, the dress also possessed an air of laid-back charisma—as any vacation wardrobe should.

Look 4
: Her final look also embraced the art of intricate pattern, as she greeted fans while attending the Dolce and Gabbana Event in Santa Margherita, Italy. I’m not sure the printed platform sandals would have been my first choice for this supremely girly frock, as the two patterns were more of a clash than a complement. But the rest of the look certainly had an adorable flair.

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Dolce & Gabbana Printed Silk-Chiffon Maxi Dress
Dolce & Gabbana Printed Triangle Bikini
Dolce & Gabbana Maiolica Swarovski Sandals
Dolce & Gabbana Macramé Lace Embroidered Midi Dress
Dolce & Gabbana Embellished Printed Faille Sandals
Dolce & Gabbana Escape Printed Bag
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Kate Hudson Loves…Sophie Hulme ‘Box Tote & Alexander McQueen Khaki Skull Tattoo Scarf

Kate Hudson Loves Sophie Hulme 'Box Tote & Alexander McQueen Khaki Skull Tattoo Scarf

Kate Hudson’s constant companion of late has been her Sophie Hulme ‘Box’ tote adorned with an Alexander McQueen khaki skull tattoo scarf. The square black bag with gold hardware conveys a sense of sharply structured sophistication with the scarf adding a flutter of tough-girly edge—no matter the ensemble.

Look 1: While out and about in Los Angeles, California last week, the actress wore an adorable—and super-short—Lovers + Friends ‘Gardenia’ blue romper with flip-flops for a casual, sunny off-duty look. The polished Sophie Hulme bag may seem an unusual, out-of-the-box pairing with this hyper-youthful and fun romper, but Kate shows us here that this purse really can be taken anywhere.

Look 2: The actress again oozed with the casual fun of summer in a white Topshop cord zip dress paired with Carvela Kurt Geiger ‘Gerry’ platform sandals while in New York City on Thursday (July 9). Of course, the ‘Box’ was right by her side, which she likewise again wore with the shoulder strap.

Look 3: On her way to the Today show on Friday (July 10) in New York City, she debuted a Christopher Kane emerald lurex top and lamé pleated skirt from the Fall 2015 collection with Christian Louboutin ‘So Kate’ nude pumps. The ‘Box’ bag was a seamlessly perfect addition to this look, which I loved not only for its rich jewel tones that were made summer-luxe appropriate, but also for the styling—most particularly the quirky round Sunday Somewhere ‘Yetti’ sunglasses that added a final punch of chic attitude.

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Sophie Hulme Square ToteMatchesFashion.com
Alexander McQueen Khaki Skull Tattoo ScarfAlexanderMcQueen.com
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14.07.15 Sidewalk Style

Elle Fanning’s Summer Style

Elle Fanning's Summer Style
With the range of autumnal style that has oddly pervaded the recent spring and summer months, it always comes as a breath of fresh air when breezy, warm-weather dressing is duly embraced.

No better example than Elle Fanning who has lately been a breath of fresh air with her off-duty summer style that has been nothing short of a revelation with its simultaneous nod to both sweet youthfulness and uncompromising sophistication.

Look 1: While out shopping in Beverly Hills, California on Sunday (July 12), the starlet took a lovely turn in a BCBG Max Azria striped tunic top and wrapped skirt. I love the relaxed structure of the look in combination with the pretty pastel hues to which she added the fun zing of metallic blue pumps.

Look 2: Adorably chic, she was at a nail salon in Studio City, California on Wednesday (July 8) in an Elle Sasson denim frock, which she accessorized with a casual pair of Soludos x Jason Polan ‘Burger and Fries’ espadrille flats and the polished pop of a bold orange Gucci shoulder bag.

Look 3: Although she was spotted leaving a store in West Hollywood, California on Monday (July 6), she could have just as easily been on vacation in the French Riviera in a lace NBD ‘For Your Love’ skirt effortlessly paired with a carefree, tie-front white blouse. The Miu Miu floral brocade wedges added an appropriate amount of girly quirk here, with a Louis Vuitton ‘Speedy’ bag completing the charming look on a classic note.

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Celebrities Love…Christian Dior’s ‘So Real’ Sunglasses

Celebrities Love Christian Dior's ‘So Real’ Sunglasses

The latest reality check to hit the celebrity scene is nothing short of a revelation.

Flying in the face of superficiality, Christian Dior’s ‘So Real’ sunglasses have the stars shielding their eyes in style with the shades lending an authentically cool flair to every look under the sun.

Available in a spectrum of colours, the So Reals are characterised by their distinctive, deconstructed pantos shape that seamlessly blends geometric lines and couture spirit while nodding to a quintessential sense of mannish, retro sportiness.

Easily transitioning between mod Cleopatra vamp, to breezily sophisticated statements, and casually classic off-duty style, the sunnies are a go-to obsession for an instantaneous dose of originality.

Rihanna, Zhang Ziyi, Olivia Palermo, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley are only a few of the fashionable fans.

Keeping it so real never looked so chic.

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You can buy Christian Dior ‘So Real’ Sunglasses in a range of colours from
Nordstrom, Saks.com, Barneys.com and Bloomingdale’s.
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14.07.15 Menswear

Menswear Red Carpet Roundup

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With Comic-Con 2015 held last weekend in San Diego, California, plus the ‘Ant Man’ premiere across the country in New York, the guys were out in force for the events.

Henry Cavill
: Attending ‘The Man from U.N.C.L.E.’ Comic-Con panel on Saturday (July 11), the actor struck a casual-cool chord in a dunhill ensemble that riffed on nautical striping.

Armie Hammer: Taking the relaxed vibe even further, Armie joined Henry at the panel in an AllSaints ‘Ballast’ plaid shirt, gray denim, and boots for a handsome lumberjack effect.

Matt Bomer: Achieving the right balance between dressed-up and dressed-down, the actor ensured his polished Ermenegildo Zegna Couture navy suit still had a sporty, laidback edge at the Entertainment Weekly Comic-Con Party on Saturday (July 11) at FLOAT at The Hard Rock Hotel. For that reason, the unbuttoned white dress shirt and white sneakers worked on this occasion.

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