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Celebrities Love Alexander McQueen Mini Heroine Bag

Good things really do come in small packages, and the Alexander McQueen Mini Heroine handbag is here to prove it. The pint-size purse is the miniature version of the designer’s signature Heroine medium bag, which launched last fall.

But don’t let its diminutive size fool you—the Mini is still a stylish superhero with the same impeccable construction and luxe detailing of its bigger sister, including the suede lining and the hand stitching. There’s also an added removable and adjustable cross-body leather strap, which trendsetting celebs from Jessica Alba to Zoe Saldana have been quick to embrace.

In early June, we first saw the bag wrapped across supermom Jessica. She had a full load with a carryall tote on one arm and her adorable daughter on the other, with the hands-free chic black Mini Heroine saving the day—and dressing up her off-duty Los Angeles style.

Also taking the elegant black bag for a casual spin, Sienna Miller shouldered the Mini Heroine whilst rocking a full-on boho festival look at Glastonbury several weeks ago.

Ever flaunting her fashion prowess, Zoe just sported the McQueen miniature recently at the Barclaycard Unwind VIP lounge at the British Summer Time Hyde Park concert series in London, where the cross-body bag added some champion flair to her white tank and black jeans. The ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ star was actually the first to be spotted carrying the original Heroine bag last year.

In addition to the classic black version that we’ve seen, the Mini Heroine is available in a range of autumnal hues, emulating the colour palette of Alexander McQueen’s ready-to-wear collection.

Alexander McQueen Mini Heroine

Alexander McQueen Black Mini HeroineLuisa via Roma US and Luisa via Roma
Alexander McQueen Blue Mini HeroineAlexander McQueen US and Alexander McQueen
Alexander McQueen Black Studded Mini Heroine -Alexander McQueen US and Alexander McQueen
Alexander McQueen Red Mini Heroine -Alexander McQueen US and Alexander McQueen

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Celebrities Love Stuart Weitzman Gladiator Boots

The most fearless fashion warriors are strapping into Stuart Weitzman’s ‘Gladiator’ low-heel boots. The knee-grazing, leather-cage contraptions are storming the style battlefield, bringing a sexy, intimidating spirit to the street and the red carpet.

Looping around the legs with bondage-influenced boldness, the ‘Gladiator’ conquers any look, as a range of brave beauties have recently shown us.

Last week, Olympian Sanya Richards-Ross trotted out the hardcore sandals with her high-octane, body-con top and skirt at the screening of her new TV series, ‘Sanya’s Glam & Gold.’

Meanwhile, Kourtney Kardashian put the daring in off-duty, buckling into the summer boots and pairing them with a more feminine, floaty dress, as she made the rounds in Los Angeles, California a week ago.

A newly 21-year-old Selena Gomez also walked with an edge this week. Whilst out and about in Los Angeles, she was spotted in the statement soles, rustling up some mature flavour for her casual T-shirt and hot pants ensemble.

Fashion victory or defeat?

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You can buy their Stuart Weitzman gladiator boots from Stuart Weitzman US and Stuart Weitzman UK.
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The white elephant in the room that’s stomping around all the red carpets of late? White pumps.

Like it or not, these alabaster soles are a shoe-in for celebrities who are seeking a chic, clean finish to their seasonal exits.

The heels weren’t always so white-haute, though. In the UK, the pasty pumps used to conjure images of ‘80s gaudiness, or even Essex-girl connotations of poor taste, which is why I had such a hard time getting behind them—until recently.

With the chic set strutting them out at every turn, it’s not hard to acquire a taste for this trend that’s taking over wardrobes everywhere.

The shoes show off their highly versatile flair—from funny-girl Mindy Kaling getting style-serious at Guy Oseary’s July 4th party with her white pair, to singer Jordin Sparks pumping up her colourful 2013 BET Awards ensemble with a boost of bleach-white.

Even the conspicuously provocative Miley Cyrus tempered her sexy-sophisticated Emilio Pucci-outfitted trip to New York City’s SiriusXM Studios with her snow-white Celine pumps which she opted to wear again twice this week.

And showing us yet another way to wear the white-out pumps, Krysten Ritter brought a bright edge to her grey Christian Dior tuxedo dress with Jimmy Choo ‘Lilt’ heels at the 2013 Los Angeles Film Festival.

White-hot or white-not?

White Pumps

Duccio Venturi White Classic PumpsMy-Wardrobe.com
Topshop Gizmo White Suede Ankle Strap PumpsTopshop US and Topshop UK
River Island Cross-Over PumpsRiverIsland.com
Gianvito Rossi Leather PumpsNet-A-Porter.com

Celebrities Love Giuseppe Zanotti 'Alien' Sandals

Italian designer Giuseppe Zanotti always produces sexy shoes; however, one style has become a favourite for celebs who love statement-making, vertiginous heels.

The Giuseppe Zanotti ‘Alien’ suede sandals were first presented for Fall 2012 and instantly became a red carpet hit.

Stars like Gwen Stefani, Taylor Swift, Brittany Snow, Naomie Harris, Kim Kardashian, NeNe Leakes, and many more have made the black suede sandals with a serpent-like gold-metal appliqué and back zipper so popular that they have been reissued for Fall 2013.

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You can buy these Giuseppe Zanotti ‘Alien’ sandals from Net-A-Porter International.

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Celebrities Love Miss Wu

Jason Wu’s diffusion line Miss Wu may be only in its second season, but it’s already a hit with celebrities on the red carpet.

Krysten Ritter, Kerry Washington, Jessica Alba, Katie Chang and AnnaSophia Robb have all worn the wallet-friendly pieces, which are casual and playful with graphic prints and quirky, flirty touches with a strong nod to 60s cool.

The collection may have been aimed at a much younger audience, but as you can see from above, it has a wide appeal.

You can now buy the Fall 2013 collection exclusively from Nordstrom.com.

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Krysten Ritter’s Miss Wu Belted Cotton Trench Coat
Kerry Washington’s Miss Wu Leather Shift Dress
Jessica Alba’s Miss Wu Abstract Chain Jacquard Dress
Katie Chang’s Miss Wu Lace Hem Twill Dress
AnnaSophia Robb’s Miss Wu ‘Vera’ Lace Print Colorblock Dress

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Celebrities Love Printed Maxi Skirts copy

Forget the ‘X’ factor, and make way for the ‘maxi’ factor.

A trend that will never fall short, the printed maxi skirt has breezed back with a vengeance. Boldly patterned versions of the floor-grazing looks are sweeping through the chic set, going to great lengths to prove that minis aren’t the only must for summer.

Model Miranda Kerr recently floored us in an Isabel Marant sidewalk-scraping silhouette, as she floated through New York City with her son, Flynn. Who would have thought sheer, leopard-print could be so cool.

With a more boho bent, Katie Holmes dressed down in a multi-coloured Tsumori Chisato pleated skirt, splashed with an artsy, illustrated print and a zig-zag panel at the waistband. A loose white tee, Coach sunglasses and red Chloé ‘Lauren’ scalloped-edge, ballet flats completed her casual outing.

Singer-starlet Selena Gomez took her look to the max with a hippie-luxe Free People ‘Maracana’ silk skirt with lace detail at the top, paired with a simple black tank. Free People’s distressed, brown ‘Spellbound’ ankle boots and the label’s round ‘Pladium’ metallic-tinted, tortoise sunnies brought some funky festival-inspired flair to her street style. Dolce & Gabbana’s white ‘Sicily’ tote was a sleek finish.

Also skirting the issue, Jessica Alba embraced the longer hemline and the fine print with her off-duty look. Awash in blue-green hues, tempered by a beige jumper, this effortless exit could easily have taken the actress-mom from the playground to a backyard party.

Maxi Skirts

Topshop Blurry Floral Maxi Skirt
Topshop Red Bandana Print Maxi Skirt
Warehouse Tie Dye Printed Maxi Skirt
MSGM Aztec Print Maxi Skirt

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