"Ask and ye shall receive" is an idiom as old as time-yes, it's a biblical quote and we're not talking about glossy fashion bibles, for once-but we like to think that these ancient words are also part of our bi-weekly mandate: to supply you, dear readers, with the answers to your most pressing celebrity-centric clothing questions. No matter whether the outfit was spotted on the sidewalks of LA or the shores of the French Riviera, we managed to gather all the inside-intelligence about your favorite dressers and their ensembles. After all, it is our delightful duty to give you just what you asked for!
While window-shopping in LA, Hilton proved that she is a master of the high-low mix. She paired Degaine Boyfriend Shorts
($165) in Beat Up, with Valentino's Maison Hard Tote ($1795) and a Matthew Williamson for H&M vest. Though this highly covetable waistcoat is no longer available (the British designer's collaboration with the Swedish purveyor of fast-fashion flew off the racks) we found this Cropped Leather Vest ($139) from bebe, which captures the rock' n' roll vibe of Hilton's selection. If you are a fan of her shorts and purse, we can recommend Delia's Taylor Low-Rise Jean Shorts ($35) and Latico Paris' East/West Zip Pocket Tote
($219) as lower-priced substitutes. Hilton completed her outfit with a couple of covetable accent pieces, specifically Stella McCartney's Metal Bracket Aviators
($192) and Givenchy's Cut Out Booties ($459, on sale). Try Forever 21's Metal Aviator Sunglasses ($6) and Pelle Moda's Kammi Open Toe Cutout Bootie ($209) for more economical alternatives to Ms. Hilton's super-chic summer accessories!
Now that Memorial Day has passed, we can officially talk about summer style, such as the seasonally perfect look Diane Kruger showed off at the 62nd Annual Cannes Film Festival. The actress was ideally attired for a stroll on the beach-the Cote Azure, to be precise-in between press events for Inglorious Basterds. The industry favorite tucked her Splendid Boho Floral Tunic ($94) into a high-waisted Charlotte Ronson Leopard Jacquard Skirt ($165, 212.625.9074), for a flawlessly casual, yet totally polished outfit. Silence & Noises' Tulip Skirt ($48) is a dead-ringer for Kruger's selection; pair this piece with an old peasant top to get a look that is new, fresh, and warm-weather appropriate! While Kruger toted the Tod's Bauletto Bag in gray leather from the luxury brand's F/W 10 collection (yep, that's short for 2010!), she opted to teeter around town in Christian Louboutin's Mary Jane Platforms ($965). For a similar shoe style, try Pour La Victoire's Ynes Pumps
($215) or Seychelles' Yes Ma'Am Open Toe Mary Jane Heels ($90).
The cobblestone streets of New York's charming West Village are the perfect setting for Kate Bosworth's thoroughly modern, cloudy-day outfit. The stunning actress picked Burberry Prorsum's Cotton Degrade Trench
($1995), a bright red skirt, Maison Martin Margiela's Ovine Wedge Sandals ($895, 877.551.7257) and Chloe's Sally Flap Bag
($1995)-its boxy shape is very on-trend this spring! Of course, the most inspiring aspect of Bosworth's low-key look is how she combines classic pieces to create a totally updated ensemble. A timeless trench, like J. Crew's Icon Trench
($298), and a body-con long skirt, like ASOS' Jersey Maxi Skirt ($35), convey an effortlessly chic vibe and can be found at a range of different price points. Just accessorize your Bosworthesque outfit with architectural and strategically cut-out heels, like Nine West's Lawrence Sandals ($79), and a structural, lady-like purse, such as Kenneth Cole New York's My Turn Small Flag Bag ($298), to bring a little sartorial sunshine to any gray afternoon!
Claudia Schiffer embraced her own personal blue period while running errands earlier this month in London's Notting Hill. The supermodel combined an abbreviated pair of Paige Denim's Roxbury Light Stretch Destruction Jeans ($189) with an Indigo Stella McCartney blazer; try Whitney Kros' Regent Jacket for a similar outerwear option! She wisely kept her shoe-and-shirt palette tame by deciding on a heather gray Isabel Marant t-shirt (try the Flutter Tunic ($38) by Silence & Noise) and ankle boots (which resemble the Santani Bootie
($150) from Boutique 9). Schiffer also picked a classic Biba Scarf
($230) and a Dolce & Gabanna Messenger bag from a few seasons back; if you are as enamored of the style as we are, try Tila March's Bonnie Shoulder Bag ($840) for an equally elongated-strapped option. -KM