As of January 21st, Tom Ford was no longer Creative Director for Gucci. Many cried, some threw tantrums, but most; were simply sad. Goodbyes are never easy, but without means to deliberately sound cheesy, when one door closes, another does indeed open. This is said to be true for Gucci’s new Creative Director, Alessandro Michele, who recently unveiled his first womenswear collection during Milan Fashion Week on Wednesday. The collection is a vast change from what we’ve previously seen over at the iconic brand. There was an array of leather tea-length skirts, pierrot necklines, reserved ruffles, and retro florals. There was an underlined 70’s vibe throughout the entire collection, with an obvious influence of Margot Tenenbaum; beautifully portrayed my Gwyneth Paltrow. Nerdy eyeglasses were an essential accessory, as was berets and fur coats. The overall collection was as kitschy as it was unique. It was literally the opposite of Tom Ford’s overly glamorous aesthetic, but oddly enough, a welcoming breath of fresh air.
If you’re anything like me, you probably have an unhealthy fetish for teenage television. Don’t get me wrong, I frequent CNN and Fox News on a daily basis; right after I’ve watched the latest episode of Pretty Little Liars. Thousands, if not millions, tune in each week to watch the teenage mystery-thriller, loosely based on the popular series of novels written by Sara Shepard. The show centers around four estranged best friends Spencer, Hanna, Aria, and Emily, who are reunited after their best friend, Alison, goes missing only to discover they are receiving messages from an anonymous “A”. It is the type of television series which keeps the viewer, mainly teenagers and young adults, on their toes and guessing throughout each season. As if murder and intrigue weren’t enough, the show has it’s fair share of relationship drama, sexuality crisis, parental issues, and much more. It’s pretty much the exact plot which centers around almost every teenage television series, past and present. But as I was watching the latest episode last week, it left me to wonder …
Take one glance at Blake Lively in this Gucci gown at the Cannes Film Festival and you’ll come to realize this female powerhouse has all the making of a Hollywood starlet. She has the grace, poise, and evident style which resembles that of Grace Kelly or Audrey Hepburn. It’s no secret that the former Gossip Girl actress has an immense fashion sense. She simply knocks it out of the park every time she steps onto a red carpet and it only takes one look to understand why.
From Left: Statement Necklace, Oscar de la Renta $560, Asymmetic Dress, Topshop $$120, Trousers, Vika Gazinskaya $360, Sweater, Valentino $1,290, Heels, NastyGal $95, Sunnies, Gucci $445, Scarf, SoleSociety $25, Crossbody Satchel, Forever21 $20
Last year it was emerald, this year it’s a lighter shade of purple called Pantone. Check out how you can incorporate the year’s hottest color with simplistic pieces below! 1. Dress, Newlook $41, 2. Trousers, Elizabeth & James $98, 3. Nail Laquer, NARS $19, 4. Shirt, Burberry Prorsum $848, 5. Satchel, Marc by Marc Jacobs $416, 6. Belt, Marni $143, 7. Ankle Boots, Sergio Rossi $568, 8. Earrings, Alexis Bittar $335
Zoe Saladana looked absolutely wondrous at the LACMA Art+Film gala in Hollywood on Saturday. Dressed in a custom-made black and green Gucci gown; the Star Trek beauty looked nothing if not gorgeous. This is the red-carpet done right!
FROM LEFT: Maroon Satchel-Givenchy $1,240, Necklace-Zara $60, Sweater-Burberry $495, White Booties-Giuseppe Zanotti $1,295, Python Leather Skirt-Gucci $4,400, Sunnies-Quay $42, Ring-H&M $6