Celebrities Love…Sheer Hems

Celebrities Love Sheer HemsThe legs have it—at least when it comes to the latest trend in transparency . We’ve seen the see-through gowns and the peek-a-boo paneling that have permeated many a red carpet. But, now, specifically sheer hemlines are having their own moment, too, with starlets already taking cues from the Spring 2014 runways.

When applied correctly, this diaphanous design detail adds a modern edge to an otherwise classic dress. The see-through hem whispers of both sultriness and sophistication, adding a measure of chic intrigue to a starlet’s statement look.

At the Rome Film Festival, Rooney Mara cut things short with her delicate, yet structured white Balenciaga design. Take away the more elegant organza overlay, and this would have been a way-too-short mini.

Meta Golding edged it up at ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ Madrid premiere, donning a laser-cut leather Loewe frock that not only featured a sheer hem, but extended the trend to the sleeves and back.

Like Rooney, Amy Adams wore a shorter sheer hemline that was tacked onto her monochromatic David Koma dress at the ‘American Hustle’ L.A. screening.

As for ‘Downton Abbey’ actress Laura Carmichael, she debuted a more demure version of the trend with her Richard Nicoll midnight-blue dress that was just subtly sheer at the bottom.

Sheer genius, or already sick of see-through?

Sheer Hem Runway Credit: Style.com & Getty

Celebrities Loves….Christmas Jumpers

Christmas Jumpers

Since even before seeing Colin Firth as Mark Darcy wearing a Christmas jumper in ‘Bridget Jones’, Christmas isn’t Christmas unless I’m wearing a novelty jumper.

Once seen as a naff gift from your gran, it seems like everyone – from Markus Lupfer and 3.1 Phillip Lim, to Tibi, Topshop and New Look – is doing their bit to make the Christmas jumper a fashion statement.

Whether it’s a Fair Isle knit, or a reindeer-, Santa-, gingerbread-man- or snowflake-emblazoned sweater, spread some seasonal cheer with a knitted festive favourite.

Christmas Sweater

ASOS Vintage Look Christmas JumperASOS UK and ASOS US
Markus Lupfer Bauble Sequined Merino Wool SweaterNet-A-Porter.com
Topshop Knitted Sequin Present JumperTopshop US and Topshop UK
New Look Pale Blue Polka Dot Pudding Christmas JumperNew Look
Dorothy Perkins Navy hohoho Embellished JumperDorothy Perkins UK and Dorothy Perkins US

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Celebrities Love…Coach’s ‘The Borough’ Bag

Celebrities Love Coach's 'The Borough' BagThe latest accessory on the celebrity set’s arms has big shoes to fill. Inspired by New York City and its five boroughs, Coach’s ‘The Borough’ bag delivers on its lofty Big Apple-influenced name. As iconic as the place it represents, the sleekly versatile tote is hot yet oh-so-cool, downtown and uptown, and subtle but sharp.

Jessica Alba recently topped off her sidewalk-chic ensemble with the oxblood-coloured ‘Borough.’ Of course, Sarah Jessica Parker has been carrying this NYC-inspired bag, putting an elegant edge on her modish-mommy, jeans-and-tee look with one in jade green. Lea Michele went for the classic black ‘Borough,’ which only added more punch to her hat, shades and combat boots.

Also making the Coach bag a must-have of the moment is a laundry list of trendsetters, including Karlie Kloss, Poppy Delevingne, Liu Wen, Drew Barrymore and Freida Pinto.

Effortlessly transitioning from day to night, the bag can pump up any street-style look with its richly hued polished calfskin, pebbled leather and leopard varieties, along with large and mini versions.

No wonder everyone’s boasting ‘The Borough’ by their side.

Coach's 'The Borough' Bag

Check out the variety of colours and sizes of Coach’s ‘The Borough’ Bag from Coach.com.

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Celebrities, Bloggers & Fashion Editors Love…Carrera by Jimmy Choo Gold Leopard Sunglasses

Celebrities, Bloggers & Fashion Editors Love Carrera by Jimmy Choo Sunglasses

The Carrera by Jimmy Choo collection is a special collaboration between the two major fashion brands to create a capsule collection which fuses Carrera’s eyewear expertise and Jimmy Choo’s style.

What is so great about these pairs of shades? The frames come in glitter, leopard-print and gold-plated designs.

So far Thandie Newton (glitter), Jessica Alba and Emmy Rossum (gold leopard) have been spotted with their stylish shades, and if you put the hashtag #CarreraJimmyChoo into Instagram, you will see a whole hosts of bloggers, including myself, donning them.

At present they are on limited release, but you can find the leopard pair online at JimmyChoo.com.

Carrera by Jimmy Choo

You can shop the Carrera by Jimmy Choo gold leopard sunglasses and three other styles from
Jimmy Choo US and Jimmy Choo UK.

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Celebrities Love…Leather Jogging Pants

Leather Jogging Pants Trend

Thanks to the Kanye West/Jimmy Kimmel feud, leather jogging pants have been in the press a lot lately.

Kanye, aka Yezzy, aka genius, aka god, claims he invented leather jogging pants when he took the idea to Fendi six years ago, which they apparently rejected; since then, however, they have appeared on the runways of Fendi, Alexander Wang, Herve Leger by Max Azria, Isabel Marant, Michael Kors and many more.

The leather jogging pant may sound impractical, as pointed out by Jimmy Kimmel, but no one is using these pants for physical activities.

They are seen more as a sporty and comfortable alternative from jeans or leggings, and often come in the form of a hybrid of sweatpants and harem pants.

With its slouchy, relaxed fit and tapered leg they can be dressed up with a sexy pair of heels or booties, or dressed down with sneakers.

Celebs such as Rihanna, Rita Ora, Cheryl Cole, Kelly Rowland, Beyonce Knowles, Alicia Keys, Selena Gomez, Kanye himself, plus many of the trendiest ladies from the fashion pack, including Christine Centenera and Joanna Hillman, have been spotted wearing them.

Yay or nay on Kanye’s invention of the leather jogging pants?

Leather Jogging Pants

Vince Wrap Seam Leather PantsShopbop.com
Pinko Leather Jogging Pantsfarfetch.com US and farfetch.com
Elizabeth and James Kacey Leather Jogging PantsMatches Fashion Global and Matches Fashion UK

Credit: Bauer Griffin, Alicia Keys instagram, FameFlynet & Beyonce Knowles instagram