New York Fashion Week S/S 11-Part Two
As of last night, the American leg of the international fashion-week circuit is officially over¬--le sigh. But don't get depressed about saying adieu to the frenzy of fabulous parties and presentations, dear readers, because we've got the cure. Today, we're thrilled to present another installment of What They Wore, which will surely cheer you up until your withdrawal symptoms calm down or you get your next inspirational fix from the European shows (whichever comes first!). From Carine Roitfeld's camo coolness to Alexa Chung's uber-cute party outfit, we've gathered a great group of looks for your viewing pleasure. So take your seats, uncross your legs, and get ready for New York Fashion Week, Part Two!
While the road to fashion week may be bananas, once there, Rachel Zoe looked amazing per usual! Striking just the right balance between wearable and glam, the stylist extraordinaire created a nuanced look that was perfect for her front-row seat at Marc Jacobs. The vintage enthusiast mixed a monochromatic, ladylike Marc Jacobs dress with an au courant piece of outerwear, and then toughed up these pieces with sky-high Givenchy wedges and a studded Hermes cuff. The result is marvelously of-the-moment and totally intriguing, just as we'd expect from the Rachel Zoe Project star!
On Tuesday evening, the Soho House rooftop transformed into a mystical Mulberry garden party, complete with giant pink roses and adorable life-size paper dolls. The cr√®me de la cr√®me of fashion was in attendance to celebrate the British brand's S/S 11 collection, including one of our favorite tastemakers, Alexa Chung. She fit right in with the darling atmosphere in a Dolce & Gabbana long-sleeve, polka dot dress from the F/W 10 collection and Mulberry's Grosgrain Ballerina Flats ($475). We love everything about her casually cool ensemble, including the finishing touches: a Mulberry Lily Bag ($650) and luscious bright pink lipstick!
There's a reason Elisa Sednaoui tops so many best-dressed lists: the Italian-born model¬--who was raised in Egypt!¬--is always spotted in super-stylish ensembles and has incredible taste. Naturally we were excited to see what thrilling outfits she had in store for us at New York Fashion Week and she didn't disappoint! Sitting front row at Jason Wu's S/S 11 show, Sednaoui was the essence of spring chic in a heather gray bateau-striped sweater, marine blue tweed organza shorts, and a cool olive trench coat with a checkered lining¬--all from the said designer's Resort 11 collection. But the enviable fashion doesn't stop there: Sednaoui completed her outfit with Christian Louboutin's Deroba Flannel Wedge Espadrilles ($595) and a Chanel bag.
We are pretty much obsessed with model Dree Hemingway's incredibly cool personal style, and it's safe to say that she holds permanent residence on our fashion radar. So when we spotted the fresh-faced beauty at the V Magazine New York issue celebration on Monday, we couldn't help but swoon over her flawless taste. Hemingway created a comfortably chic look with a loose gray tank layered under an AY Not Dead denim shirt and black Calvin Klein blazer, which she styled with a slouchy pair of Lanvin pants. But our favorite part of Hemingway's outfit can be found on her feet: a covetable pair of D&G leopard-print wedges, which punctuate her understated ensemble perfectly.
Impeccably turned out wherever she goes and with a penchant for killer pencil skirts, it's no surprise that Paris Vogue's Editor-in-Chief Carine Roitfeld was snapped before the DVF show looking tr√©s chic. World-renowned for her sartorial je ne sais quoi, Roitfeld nailed the on-going military trend by pairing Junya Watanabe's Comme des Garcons Camouflage Sweater ($765) with a subtly studded leather skirt. Her classic gold bangles add a note of timelessness to her ensemble, while her lace-up booties showcase her refined eye for trends. Additionally, Roitfeld's beauty choices¬--pale, glossy lips, sun-kissed locks, and smoky eyes¬--perfect the iconic editor's overall look.
Whether she's trying out edgier ensembles (a necessity for her other career in music) or layering on the Chanel (for Gossip Girl, of course), Leighton Meester always inspires us with her winning ensembles. As such, we could hardly exclude her from our fashion week coverage¬--what would Dorota say?!¬--especially in this head-to-toe Derek Lam Resort 11 ensemble. We love the snowy palette and lightweight layers, which consist of a cropped cotton pullover and silk tunic dress. Also noteworthy: the way Meester toughened up this minimalist look with loads of hardware via Dannijo bangles, including the Astrid Silver Vintage Pyramid Bracelet ($325). But perhaps the most intriguing part of Leighton's look is the flawless decision to pair scrunched white socks with Derek Lam's Cassandre Lace Up Clog Booties ($890). The unexpected choice of transitional-weather footwear marks this outfit as decidedly directional, youthful, and one we can't wait to try for ourselves!¬--Liza Kaplan and Jessica Baker
Photo of Alexa Chung, courtesy of INF; Photos of Elisa Sednaoui, Dree Hemingway, Carine Roitfeld, and Leighton Meester; courtesy of Getty