Runway Rundown: Watch Chanel’s Fall / Winter 2014-15 RTW Collection From Paris Fashion Week!


Chanel Fall / Winter 2014 - 15  REady To Wear Collection at Paris Fashion Week

It’s been another crazy week, both personally & professionally, but things are starting to look up. Thankfully, there’s Paris Fashion Week to keep this Style Darling a little bit perkier. The weekend red carpet wowed with stunning looks at this year’s Academy Awards, but what’s even bigger is the latest from Chanel that hit the runway across the pond.

Thanks to the above video from YouTube, courtesy of Chanel‘s very stylish channel, we’re able to gush & gasp at the lush looks, some of which have already been modeled by the likes of Rihanna & Keira Knightley. Aside from the waist-cinching, layered looks, fabulous faces like Cara Delevingne & Kendall Jenner were spotted strutting their stuff in support of Karl Lagerfeld‘s latest designs!

Which looks were your favorites from the collection? Have you been following any specific designers this season? What trends have you spotted on the runway? Happy Styling!

Runway Rundown: Catherine Malandrino’s DesigNation For Kohl’s Lookbook!


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New York Fashion Week started yesterday- on my 30th birthday! You can be sure that I’m going to feature plenty of galleries sharing the best runway collections, however I wanted to celebrate September with a line that I’m super excited about. This includes French Designer, Catherine Malandrino‘s debut for Kohl’s DesigNation capsule line, which hits stores on September 27th!

The classic silhouettes & flirty details make this one of my favorite designer collaborations for the mainstream consumer. I love pops of Parisian inspiration, especially the typography & Eiffel Tower homages. Also, there are plenty of modern accents that make this extra special, including menswear-inspired blouses, boat-neck cuts, luxe fabrics, & a neutral color palette.

Which looks are your favorite? How do you feel about Parisian style? For more posts on affordable fashion, check out trendy studded patent flats, Jamie Chung’s Ann Taylor skirt, fall must-have dresses from Dress Barn, & fun flats from Old Navy for under $25! Happy Styling!

Runway Rundown / Watch This Style: The Phillip Lim For Target Lookbook!


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Back in May, Style Darling reported on the upcoming collaboration between Target with luxury designer 3.1 Phillip Lim (see article here). The collection hits stores next month, but the entire lookbook has debuted online, featuring plenty of “morning, noon, & night” outfits that will make your office wardrobe, day looks, & evening ensembles a little bit more fabulous, especially since they range in price from $19.99 – $299.99 for apparel & $19.99 – $59.99 for accessories. Of course some of these prices are a little high for a bargain shopper, but if I learned anything from Target’s holiday collection with Neiman Marcus last year, it’s that when they go on sale, the clearance prices are insane!

I’m a big fan of the line’s color combinations for fall, mixing pastels with rich jewel tones, all while playing off of neutrals like navy & gray to create a polished pajama-chic meets preppy girl-next-door. Structured details with menswear inspiration is especially on trend for this season, with leather accents, jeweled necklines, & plenty of elegant basics to go around with any current wardrobe staples you’re looking to upgrade.

What do you think of the collection? Do you shop designer collaborations with mainstream retailers? What are your must-have pieces for fall? For more posts on affordable fashion, check out Forever 21’s fast food-inspired muscle tees, trendy ankle strap pumps from H&M, a perfect polka dot backpack for fall, & the Downton Abbey-inspired beauty line! Happy Styling!

Runway Rundown: Viktor & Rolf’s Fall 2013 Haute Couture Collection!


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Seems like the all-white looks that we’re seeing are celebrities on & off the red carpets are going away in the fall, especially with a head-to-toe black line, as seen in my latest gallery for Viktor & Rolf‘s Fall 2013 Haute Couture Collection. Here we have a very minimalist approach, mixed with plenty of cloak shapes & dramatic structure. Of course it takes a daring fashionista to try one of these looks, but given the right occasion, I’m sure we’ll be seeing lots of black in the future.

Which haute couture collections have inspired you? Which designers are your favorites? For more from Runway Rundown, check out previous posts including Giorgio Armani, Elie Saab, Valentino, Giambattista Valli, & Chanel! Happy Styling!

Runway Rundown: A Sneak Peek At Lauren Conrad’s July Lookbook For Kohl’s!


It’s one stylish world out there & I’m trying my very best to share all the latest news, including fashions that are not only chic for every season, but also affordable! Yesterday, when I was scanning my Facebook newsfeed, I found images from Lauren Conrad‘s latest LC Lauren Conrad Collection for Kohl’s, including plenty of summer-friendly looks for day & date.

LC Lauren Conrad's July Lookbook for Kohl's

These shots not only make me wanna go shopping, but also re-style some of my favorite pieces like a printed maxi dress with flip-flops or a lacy cocktail dress with wedges. Also, I love her flirty ponytail without a frizz in sight. Great job, LC!

For more from Lauren Conrad, check out previous posts including galleries for Paper Crown, flirty spring must-haves, holiday inspiration, & a look back at last fall’s line! Happy Styling!