I knew that being away for so long & out of touch with the latest fashion news would make me (almost) miss some really great stories tos hare here on Style Darling. This includes the latest from the fall ad campaign circuit, which is three-time Oscar nominee Michelle Williamsshowing off her darker, dramatic side for Louis Vuitton. The usually ethereal girly-girl of the red carpet is shedding her bombshell Marilyn Monroe / sweetheart Glinda image in this images seen above & below!
The ads are celebrating the latest in handbags from the brand’s Autumn / Winter 2013-14 line, including the W and the Capucines, by photographer Peter Lindbergh. However, it’s Michelle here who really steals the spotlight from the luxury accessories with her sensual wine-hued pout & a rocker-inspired shaggy ‘do.
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.
I’m in the middle of some major summer style moments (which I hope to share photographs of soon!), but I’m looking forward to what fall has in store for Style Darlings. Since I’m returning to the classroom as a student after a year-long break, I was thinking about what my everyday “school bag” would be. However, the traditional Jansport that I toted around back in high school just doesn’t cut it at nearly 30 years old.
I just fell in love with this polka dot backpack ($32.80) from Forever 21, which not only fits my personality, but makes for a stylish statement in & out of the classroom for any girl on the go. I’m especially crazy about the red leather trim & multiple buckle details for all of those everyday essentials that we can’t live without!
I can’t wait for Homelandto come back for a fierce third season, but in the mean time, the stars of the Showtime drama are hitting the pages of Vogue‘s August 2013 issue. Cover girl Claire Danesrecreates her on-screen dynamic with co-star Damien Lewis in a series of fashionable shots. In the video below, the pair playfully name their favorites… including movies, characters, physical attributes, & so forth. It’s funny & sweet to see the actress so light & humorous, when she’s always so serious on the small screen & when it comes to fashion.
I’m all packed & ready to hit the road tomorrow for a highly anticipated break from reality while attending a very intense, yet chic Writer’s Conference out in Southampton for the next eleven days… which means that posts may be sparse for the rest of the month. However, I wanted to leave readers with plenty of inspiration, including some of my favorite celebrity looks who are toting head-to-toe white, black & white ensembles, & fall-ready designer booties that I can’t wait to put on my own feet! My top picks include Salma Hayek Pinaultin a printed Christopher Kane dress with seriously stylish Giuseppe Zanotti booties. Also, there’s much to talk about with the usually belly-baring Rihannawho couldn’t look cooler or more casual, as well as supermodel Karolina Kurkova in elegant menswear-inspired separates & Kristen Wiigin a Viktor & Rolf shift dress at an NYC screening for her new film, Girl Most Likely.