The final look in the trio was a leather biker jacket, given cool edge from skinny torn denim and sleek stilettos. Which of Kim's dark designs topped your list?
Eva Longoria took the 2013 Alma Awards as an opportunity to show off not one, not two, not even three, but eight looks in one night! And what stunning looks they were — all of them worthy of the spotlight. Between hot magenta, bold emerald green, rich navy, sheer onyx, embellished coral, moody sequins, red leather, and romantic pink, the actress was clearly the showstopper of the night. Step inside to see all of Eva's outfit changes from red carpet designers like Elie Saab, Randi Rahm, Paule Ka, and more.
There's something so simple and pure about monochrome looks, and we saw a multitude of them at Max Mara's Spring 2014 show on Thursday.
The collection, which Laura Lusardi created as a sort of tribute to New York City, was filled with minimalist takes on some of the most important trends of the moment. A sense of boudoir sparkle came from lamé fabrics cut into slip dresses and shirts, while sheer materials were made into short-sleeved hoodies and skirts. The mainly beige looks were punctuated at the center of the show with a selection of jewel-tone ensembles in purple, green, red, and midnight blue. But even when using such strong colour, Lusardi preserved the minimalist sensibilities of this collection by sticking to strong, straight lines.
A cocktail party thrown for actress Hailee Steinfeld by Max Mara and W Magazine in LA last night attracted a selection of Hollywood’s hottest starlets, including a handful of Australian actresses experiencing success abroad. Expats Phoebe Tonkin, Jessica McNamee, Yvonne Strahovski, Sarah Snook, Emilie de Ravin and Grace Huang mingled with a Max Mara and Sportmax-clad crowd that included Revenge’s Ashley Madekwe and Christa B. Allen, Sophia Bush and Louise Roe. While Sarah loved catching up with her friends, she also saw the event as an “opportunity to meet some of the industry’s most inspiring women.” Hailee was the recipient of the 2013 Women in Film Max Mara Face of the Future Award to celebrate her career and style achievements.
Photos courtesy of Lucat Trovati for Max Mara
The guests at last night's W Magazine-hosted fete for Hailee Steinfeld might as well have been models for the Max Mara label. Playing co-host to W's Lynn Hirschberg, Nicola Maramotti dressed the VIP attendees in Max Mara so that the fete was as much a what's what of the collections as it was a who's who of Hollywood.
Famous faces like Ashley Madekwe, Harley Viera-Newton, and Angela Lindvall as well as ex-pat beauties Jessica McNamee, Phoebe Tonkin and Sarah Snook all hit the red carpet in a range of Max Mara sheaths and party dresses to celebrate Hailee's Women in Film's 2013 Max Mara Face of the Future award win. To see what everyone was wearing, just keep clicking. Images courtesy of Max Mara.
With just a few short days until the 2013 Oscars, stars like Julianne Moore, Drew Barrymore, Kirsten Dunst and Naomi Watts are already out in full force for the award-show preparties, like last night's Bulgari fete, which celebrated the jewels of Elizabeth Taylor. The Hollywood set made their style mark at the LA soiree looking nothing short of impeccable on the red carpet. Brand ambassador Moore made a head-turning appearance wearing a red Alexander McQueen paired with nude ankle-strap pumps and a stunning Bulgari emerald necklace from the Elizabeth Taylor collection. Dunst opted for a one-shouldered black gown from Chloé's Pre-Fall 2013 collection, and Watts also went all black in an understated sheath, Theyskens' Theory jacket, and Rupert Sanderson suede pumps. Meanwhile, Barrymore opted for an elegant silk jumper by Max Mara, while Marisa Tomei donned chic embellished separates. There's more where that came from; see all the celebrity looks from last night's festivities now.
Kate Middleton returned to her royal duties yesterday, and consequently, supplied us with some shape-enhancing styling cues worth following, pregnant or not. The Duchess of Cambridge stepped out in a gray-and-white printed Max Mara Studio wrap dress, which hugged — and highlighted — her growing baby bump, then accessorised with her go-to black pumps and an Asprey 167 Button Pendant necklace. She also took care to wear a grey slip underneath; whether it was shapewear or a more precautionary layer to make sure the dress is modest enough, it certainly provided a demure neckline.
The figure-flattering sheath cut right at the top of her waist, drawing your eye to her bump, but it also manages to cinch (and emphasize) the slimmer parts of her silhouette, too. Translation: the wrap dress hugs in all the right places, creates feminine curves, and attracts attention to the most flattering parts of your body. For all intents and purposes, you really don't need to be expecting to incur a similar wrap-dress effect. It's sexy, sophisticated, and like Kate Middleton showed, it's perfect for a polished daytime look. And if we can guess anything by Kate's influence on retail sales, we foresee a serious spike in wrap-dress sales after her first post-babymoon appearance. The exact Max Mara Studio dress is sold out (she actually bought it on sale from Matches), but we think this classic graphic-print Diane von Furstenberg version is a great alternative. More pictures of Kate Middleton's pregnancy style here!