Celebrities Love…Louis Vuitton’s Spring 2013 Chequered Print

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‘Check’ marks the spot when it comes to Louis Vuitton’s Spring 2013 entree, starting with Marc Jacobs’ happy yellow and white checkered runway and continuing with his checquerboard of mini, midi and maxi dresses—and more.

But the real end game? The celebrity pretties who have been bold enough to embrace the graphic grid.

Actresses Kristen Stewart, Berenice Bejo and Hailee Steinfeld were early wearers of the trend, snatching their short, leggy interpretations straight from the runway.

Kristen and Hailee both took a youthful approach with their trendy rompers, and I liked how Berenice added a pop of colour with her red heel.

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Going for a more glam spin, the statuesque Elettra Wiedemann pulled off a jumpsuit that worked because of her model height. ‘Django Unchained’ actress Kerry Washington debuted a lovely white and ivory exit at a photocall, all tied up with a bow. And Kirsten Dunst strutted out one of the column gowns, using the 2013 Art of Elysium Heaven Gala to make her mark.

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Celebrities Love…Hologram Accessories

Celebrities Love Hologram Accessories

Hologram accessories are slowing becoming a huge trend on the red carpet, which is not surprising considering how many runways this iridescent fabric – which reflects a kaleidoscope of rainbow-like colours – has appeared on.

Olivier Theyskens for Theyskens Theory, Christopher Bailey for Burberry, Alexander Wang, Jonathan Saunders, Blumarine, Hussein Chalayan, Hugo Boss, and Stella McCartney have kick started this burgeoning red carpet trend.

Early adopters include Kate Moss, who was spotted carrying a hologram Stella McCartney clutch, as was Rita Ora with matching pumps, and last week Pixie Geldof sported a pair of hologram pumps.

You too can incorporate this futuristic, hypnotic trend into your closet now to give your look a fashion-forward feel.

Celebs Love Hologram Accessories

Natasha Couture Hologram
Stella McCartney Olegram Hologram Square
Forever21 Hologram Ballet
Proenza Schouler The PS11 Mini Classic Holographic Leather Shoulder
Stella McCartney Holographic Faux Leather

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Celebrities Love…Nina Ricci ‘La Rue’ Bag

Back in July, Kylie Minogue was the first celeb spotted carrying Nina Ricci’s latest ‘IT’ bag, the ‘La Rue’.

Since then, many of our other favourite stars have been spotted carrying the coveted bag, including Sarah Jessica Parker, Olivia Palermo and Katie Holmes.

The ‘La Rue’, which looks like an elegant bowling bag, comes in three sizes in calfskin, python and limited-edition crocodile.

Referred to as ‘made for real urban lifestyles yet blended with the feminine refinement which is the house’s hallmark’, the roomy bag with soft handles adds a punch to any look.

You can buy their Nina Ricci bag from Forward by Elyse Walker.

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Celebrites Love…Capes

Move over, maxi coats. For warding off winter chills without skimping on style, celebrities on both sides of the pond are going sans sleeves in an assortment of capes.

Gwen Stefani kick started the trend on a recent trip to London, selecting a black Holmes & Yang cape with her black-and-white windowpane-check Michael Kors ensemble. In typical Gwen style, she added some tomboy flair with a slightly askew captain’s cap, lending the look a Modish feel.

Stateside, Lucy Liu took flight in a double-breasted feather-print trompe l’oeil Roberto Cavalli Fall 2012 cape. With so much to engage the eye, Lucy was right to slip on Roland Mouret’s understated black column gown underneath.

Back in London, Anne Hathaway channeled her inner diva, appearing positively operatic in a sapphire silk Burberry Prorsum Spring 2013 cape at the ‘Les Miserables’ after-party last week. With its prim collared closure, this epauletted version demurely revealed Anne’s Altuzarra dress.

Farther north, Nicole Scherzinger covered up in Jan Ghandour’s cardinal-red style cape for an X-Factor press conference in Manchester. Thierry Mugler-esque, croc-embossed sculpted shoulders added edge to the luxuriant drape of the cape’s cashmere body; Gareth Pugh leather leggings, metal-toe Carvela heels, and a sleek ponytail underscored Nicole’s Bladerunner sensibility here.

Hollywood’s outerwear du jour resurfaced in Gotham on Tuesday, first on Jessica Biel caught running errands with her gold and green-trimmed Fendi crossbody bag, then seen again on Anne Hathaway—this time a Gucci buckled and flouncy cape—over a glittery Nina Ricci number for the Museum Of Moving Image salutes Hugh Jackman event.

When bundling up, there’s no question that a quick fastening at the neck is far more convenient than trying to stuff one’s arms into narrow coat sleeves, but who here best embodied this bicoastal trend?

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Celebrities Love…Rupert Sanderson ‘Elba’ Heels

Further proof that Spring 2013 is all about the single sole: Rupert Sanderson’s ‘Elba’ pumps, the latest object of the red-carpet set’s affection.

These four-inch stilettos by the London-based cobbler have been spotted everywhere this fall, from Lea Michelle’s nude calfskin rendition at Marie Claire’s Hollywood Dinner to the nectarine shade picked by both Emma Stone and Bella Heathcote for press events in New York and Los Angeles in early December.

Leslie Mann and Zoe Saldana were also on the same wavelength when they went with a burnt gold version to accompany two standout looks—Pucci’s sheer black cutout dress for Leslie and, for Zoe, a royal blue frock by Preen—at awards season honors these past two weeks.

With its elegant, curvilinear sides and slightly rounded point toe, the Elba is a stylist’s dream—its classic shape makes it easy to pair with anything from a Jil Sander peplum skirt to racer-striped Rag & Bone jeans.

Plus, the simplicity of the Elba’s silhouette allows for more risk-taking for its surface; I’d love to see a fall-winter version in oxblood crushed velvet or a turquoise-tone lizard skin for resort.

After a few more seasons, could the Elba join the hallowed ranks of Chanel ballet flats, the Brian Atwood ‘Maniac’ pumps and Manolo Blahnik’s BB heels?

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Celebrities Love…Prada Floral Tote

Prada bags are always a hit with celebrities, no matter what we think of the collection.

Miuccia Prada surprises us each season, and it looks like the bag of the moment is the eye-catching classic Prada black leather structured Spazzolato tote with a floral patchwork design, which was the most significant piece of the collection.

Miranda Kerr was the latest celeb to be spotted carrying this bag yesterday whilst running errands in New York City wearing a Balenciaga leather jacket, Nobody Denim jeans and Tabitha Simmons boots; she follows a pregnant Lily Cooper and Jessica Alba, who is always an earlier adopter when it comes to the latest It bags.

I’d be lying if I said I loved the bag as it’s not really my style.

Is this bag on your wish list?

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