07.09.13

Spring 2014 New York Fashion Week Front Row – Day 2

Spring 2014 New York Fashion Week Front Row – Day 2

With New York Fashion Week fully under way, the FROW regulars are coming out to play. Here, a look at yesterday’s statement-making starlets in the chic seats at the Spring 2014 shows.

Ashley Madekwe @ Cushnie et Ochs: The ‘Revenge’ actress made waves at the Cushnie et Ochs presentation at Milk Studios in a fiery red-orange frock from the label, which is immediately recognizable for the cutout detail. The peekaboo double-slash through the center of the dress has sultriness and edge without being try-hard or distracting. The same goes for her effortless styling, including a swept-back ‘do, minimal makeup and a barely-there pair of black, skinny strap Saint Laurent sandals.

Taylor Momsen @ Helmut Lang: Wearing her go-to colour—black—the actress-cum-singer covered up in a Helmut Lang sweater-and-skirt ensemble at the brand’s show. The knee-high lace-up boots, not to mention her bed-head platinum waves and red under-eye shadow, which replaced her favoured smokey, raccoon eyes, added the rocker-rebel vibe that currently defines her style.

Solange Knowles @ Noon By Noor: Giving us one of the more spirited looks of the day, the songstress naturally wore a printed ensemble from the Noon By Noor Resort 2014 collection, when she attended the young brand’s show, held at The Studio at Lincoln Center. The playful palm-tree blazer and wide trouser shorts, mixed with the embroidered flamingos on the blue shirt, had a retro, fun flair only boosted by Sophia Webster’s pink-edged ‘Leilou’ T-strap sandals, which she wore with black socks.

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06.09.13

3.1 Phillip Lim for Target Launch Event

31 Phillip Lim for Target Launch Event

The 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target collection doesn’t hit stores until September 15, with prices ranging from $19.99 to $299.99 for apparel and $19.99 to $59.99 for accessories, so just to further whet our appetites, the designer hosted a party to celebrate the collaboration at Spring Studios in New York City yesterday evening, inviting along some of his loyal celebrity fans.

Jessica Alba: The actress wore the ‘Boom’ print sweatshirt ($29.99) – which I predict will be one of the pieces many people will be hoping to get their hands on – which was inspired by the designer’s ‘Ka-Pow’ sweater from the Pre-Fall 2012 collection. Jessica styled her sweater with two-tone black-and-blue tuxedo pants ($39.99) and a 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target bag which was inspired by the ‘Pashli’ bag, with red Christian Louboutin ‘Decollete 554′ pumps completing her laidback I-want-every-piece look.

Maria Sharapova: The tennis star wore a colour-block look, opting for a navy-and-green pullover ($34.99) with a navy banded skirt ($29.99), adding her own touch via her white Nicholas Kirkwood gold-and-white resin hexagon accented pumps from the designer’s HEX collection.

Solange Knowles: Also working a high-low mix, the singer worked a navy-and-black tuxedo ($59.99) with, of course, a colourful animal-printed skirt ($29.99). Givenchy sandals and a Fendi clutch accessorized her look, with an additional pop of colour coming from her vivid red lip shade.

Phillip  Lim for Target

04.09.13

Solange Knowles In Etro – 2013 Budweiser Made In America Festival

Solange Knowles In Etro  – 2013 Budweiser Made In America Festival

While performing at the 2013 Budweiser Made in America Festival after-party at the Theater of the Living Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Saturday, Solange Knowles wore her second piece from the Etro Spring 2014 collection.

The singer donned a red silk tribal-print top with matching shorts with an open skirt overlay.

On this occasion we see her shoes. She shunned her usual fancy footwear for grungy black leather open-toe boots for a more relaxed vibe.

Her signature afro and red lip colour completed her performance piece.

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Solange Knowles In Etro & Kenzo – 2013 Budweiser Made In America Festival

Solange Knowles In Kenzo - 2013 Budweiser Made In America Festival

Solange Knowles performed during the 2013 Budweiser Made In America Festival at Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Sunday.

The master of mixing prints, she wore a colourful floral-print short-sleeved Etro Spring 2014 blouse with a palm-tree-printed fitted skirt with asymmetrical zippers from Kenzo’s Resort 2014 collection.

I’m sure, like me, you may not have considered how great these contrasting prints would’ve worked together, but that is the beauty and allure of peeking inside Solange’s eclectic closet.

It is a shame we can’t see her shoes here; I am guessing she’s wearing an elaborate pair of heels by either Nicholas Kirkwood or Sophia Webster.

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Solange Knowles In Zero + Maria Cornejo & Clover Canyon – The Fader magazine’s Uncapped Event

Solange Knowles In Zero + Maria Cornejo & Clover Canyon - The Fader magazine’s Uncapped Event

Solange Knowles performed during The Fader magazine’s Uncapped event held at the Atlantis Laundromat in Brooklyn, New York, yesterday evening.

She arrived wearing a Zero + Maria Cornejo printed long-sleeve jumpsuit with a wrap front which she styled with a pattern-packed Nicholas Kirkwood for Peter Pilotto open-toe booties from the Spring 2013 collection featuring cut-out details, a beaded lace-up strap and a patent-leather panel at the heel.

The singer had me at the jumpsuit, but completely swept me off my feet with the shoe choice. I love the contrasting print and complementary colours. Were the shoes a step too far for you?

For her performance the print-loving songstress turned to one of her favourite brands of the moment, Clover Canyon, donning an embroidered sweater shirt and pineapple jacquard shorts from their Resort 2014 collection.

This look was also paired with statement-making heels with multi-colour snakeskin panels from the ALDO Rise x Preen Spring 2013 collection providing a striking contrast once again.

If I could pick two pieces from this look I would love to own the jumpsuit and the second pair of heels.

Solange Knowles In Zero + Maria Cornejo & Clover Canyon

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Solange Knowles In Clover Canyon – Pitchfork Music Festival

Solange Knowles In Clover Canyon - Pitchfork Music Festival

Over the weekend, Solange Knowles was back to her signature pattern-play, as she had us reading the fine print at the Pitchfork Music Festival, hosted at Union Park in Chicago, Illinois.

Her intricately patterned Clover Canyon Fall 2013 ensemble, painted with gold mythological stallions and decorative icons, had ‘Solange’ written all over it.

I love the warm vibrancy that the songstress brought to these separates, finishing the look with another incarnation of the on-trend white pump: sling-backs by Alexander Wang.

Her ‘fro seems to have officially made its big and bold return, too.

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