With a remixed "My Boyfriend's Back" flowing through the loudspeakers at Jill Stuart's Spring 2014 runway show, we were ready for a collection of cheeky, 1960s-influenced looks. And that's just what we got. In a colour palette that did not veer once from stark blacks and whites, lace and leather interplayed nicely, as did sheer panelling with, well, everything. There were baby-doll dresses with coy cutouts, chunky knits atop matching bikini bottoms, and Lindsey Wixson. Need we say more?
The designs at Jill Stuart for Spring 2014 were meant to mimic a "rock star's girlfriend on holiday," and the name we continued to hear backstage was Kate Moss. Odile Gilbert styled the hair with an iron only at the midshaft, leaving the roots and ends straight. She then used Kérastase Powder Bluff to get bed-head texture and purposeful flyaways. The makeup was an atypical smoky eye. Makeup artist Aaron de Mey used Givenchy's Kajal Eye Pencil in Magic Black and layered on mascara for the most intense black. What makes this look different than your usual smoky eye? Aaron finished the lids with lip gloss for high shine. The nails and toes were painted with Essie After School Boy Blazer, a polished Fall shade, but lead manicurist Julie Kandalec says darks will still be on-trend for nails in Spring.
With a lineup of party frocks and sweet, polished suits, Jill Stuart's Fall 2013 collection could charm just about any fashion fan. The dresses are perfectly feminine, but it's the fabrics that draw you in — frothy finishes, a little shimmer, and lace detailing make this set worth adding to your cocktail-dress repertoire. Click on for a complete look at Jill Stuart's Fall '13
For Fall 2013, Jill Stuart may have pulled inspiration from the British darlings, but the look is ideal for any woman who needs a one-product option. The hair was finger-styled by Odile Gilbert for Kérastase. And if you have a tube of lip balm nearby, you're already halfway to the makeup look.
The look: Finger-styled waves, dewy skin paired with bold brows, and vampy nails.
The inspiration: English aristocrats like Stella Tennant.
Key products:Rosebud Lip Salve.
When it comes to pulling out all the stops for an event, no one does it better than Jessica Alba. Frocking up for the Golden Globes, Jess knocked it outta the park in a peachy Oscar de la Renta gown, paired with the most amazing Harry Winston diamond necklace. It was Hollywood glam at its very best. Upping the sex appeal a few notches, Miranda Kerr hit the after-parties with a divine, berry-hued, split-to-the-thigh Zuhair Murad gown, while Emily Blunt took an edgier road in a slightly-muted gold Michael Kors number. But it wasn't all glam red carpet outfits — supermodel Candice Swanepoel rocked out in an Iron Maiden tee and Lucy Hale showcased perfect jetsetter style. Click to see who fills out our top 10 best dressed!
Rose Byrne stepped out in Sydney last night for the local premiere of I Give It a Year, and Pop was on the red carpet to interview the stylish leading lady in person. For us however it was her outfit of choice, and not her acting skills, that got our attention — with Rose opting for a sophisticated bordeaux-hued leather-spliced dress by Jill Stuart. Being the stalkerish-types that we are, we've hunted down the exact style which is still available online via Shopbop. Wanna see? Step inside to zoom in on Ms Byrne's stellar ensemble, then shop her frock! Don't say we don't try. . .
Jill Stuart knows how to dress girlie-girls without being fussy about it, and her beauty look for Spring 2013 followed the same line of thinking. A simply pretty beauty look let the sheer and lacy collection stand out.
The look: Wet-effect eyelids and clean, healthy hair.
The inspiration: Sophisticated and fresh, so as not to compete with the clothes.
Who would wear this: Women in touch with their femininity.
Jill Stuart poured on the feminine charm by way of ultra-girlie dress details for Spring 2013. We're talking floor-length silver sequin embellishments, silky bow-ties, accordion pleats, and of course, lots and lots of lace. For every dress occasion, Jill sent out a gorgeous iteration, each one impossibly prettier than the last. If you're feeling the romance, then be prepared to swoon a little more. Push play to see Jill Stuart's latest collection in full right now.
Avant-garde looks are impressive sights to behold during Fashion Week, but sometimes it's the more wearable ones that turn out to be the most memorable. And Jill Stuart's Fall 2012 show falls into the latter category. Odile Gilbert (for Kérastase) explained how models walked the runway with "sexy, but touchable" hair that was "natural and real." As for makeup, the palette consisted of stand-out purple shadows paired with a hint-of-colour lip hue. The outcome blurred the line between slightly edgy, yet fresh and approachable.