American Style News for 23 Dec 2013
Getting our first look of Nike's Aeroloft 800 Summit Jacket with the unveiling of its Team USA Medal Stand Apparel, the athletic apparel innovator released its lightweight workout puffer online for... $400 USD today. Made with ultra-lightweight goose down, this jacket also features perforated panels at its yoke, sides, and upper back to become just as breathable as it is insulated. Additional details include reflective elements for visibility in low-light conditions and raglan seams for a better range of motion. The Aeroloft 800 Summit Jacket is currently available through Nike's webstore in university red, black, silver and volt.
Countless red-carpet appearances. Fistfuls of Vogue covers. Oh, and being declared Google's most searched name in fashion. Yes, Cara Delevingne spent 2013 floating in a cloud of pure fabulousness,... racking up the kind of supermodel-worthy credits that'd make Kate Moss lose her fuzzy tail. But, it wasn't always this way... Once upon a time in 2009, 17-year-old (and blonde!) the It Brit was just like any other young, aspiring model hustling for her big break. And, by the looks of the 24 pics ahead, ASOS didn't seem to be quite big enough for her. Far from the smoldering, smizing Delevingne we know and love now, this Cara serves dead-eyed glare, with a side of cringe and a sprinkling of "Really, guys? You're joking with this fuzzy, knit headband, right?" Click on to see the moments -- and...
Let's leave this "trend" behind in 2014, shall we?
Photo Courtesy of Nicole by OPI Nicole by OPI is kicking off 2014 by partnering with Carrie Underwood to launch a brand new nail polish collection inspired by the award-winning singer. Suzi... Weiss-Fischmann, Nicole by OPI’s Executive VP and Artistic Director, explained the inspiration behind the collection: “In working closely with Carrie, we came up with […]
Whether it's mood-dependent lipsticks or dresses that reveal more than you'd care to share, it's safe to say we've seen it all. How accurate these mesmerizing contraptions are, we'll never know, but... there's a buzz surrounding a crazy new mood sweater in tech town, and we've got the lowdown on its chameleon-esque ways.Mashable recently reported on the GER Mood Sweater, a space-age-esque turtleneck that reads human emotions by reflecting LED light colors onto the sweater's white fabric. That's a mood-changing sweater to you and us, much like those mood rings from the '90s we all loved to hate wear. The sweater is the brainchild of San Francisco-based design company Sensoree and contains a sensor known as a Galvanic Extimacy Responder. Worn on the hands, the sensor picks up the emotive state...
Spring's leather accessories get the light-as-air treatment with beautifully intricate laser cuts.
Photo: REX USA/John Grainger/Newspix/Rex. Dressing for a long-haul flight is tough. You don't want to be that person in the tracksuit bottoms and Uggs that come off as soon as you hit your seat. You... also don't want to be tearing into your lukewarm chicken fillet while your designer skinny jeans and $800 heels slowly cut off your circulation. Besides, there's no way you're cramming your Chloé bag into some overhead compartment. Luckily, Nicole Kidman seems to have figured out how to stay chic and comfortable in one fell swoop. Accompanied by her adorable daughters, Faith and Sunday Rose, the hot mama flew into Sydney this week armed with some savvy travel essentials. Large sunglasses to hide sleep-deprived eyes? Check. Effortless basics that make layering a breeze? Check. Sexy but stretchy...
French women have a whole arsenal of facelift-avoiding tricks up their striped sleeves, so it's not like Vanessa Paradis has anything to worry about.
Lily for Lancome – Back in October the news was announced that Lily Collins would become a face of Lancome. Now, here
Photo: Courtesy of Capitol Records. Between Beyoncé's new album and Miley's new everything, there has been a lot of talk this year about the presence of feminism in popular culture. These discussions... have also showcased an increasingly wide gap between first, second, and third-wave feminism and more modern iterations that don't necessarily see explicit sexuality, pornography, and female nudity as problems. It seems like what is (or isn't) empowering is becoming such a grey area, that it can only be defined in the words of Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart, speaking on the subject of obscenity: "I know it when I see it." As muzzy as this matter seems, we have to say that Sky Ferreira made some pretty succinct statements of her own, in a recent interview for NME. Ferreira has been facing...
How to ease the stress of holiday activities in a new stepfamily.
Californian footwear purveyor Bows & Arrows has partnered with Vans Vault for a reworked iteration of the classic Era silhouette. Drawing inspiration from its Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, California... location, the designers at Bows & Arrows have elected to go with an aesthetic reminiscent of psychedelic culture. The trippy, custom motif is applied to a heavyweight 10oz off-white canvas upper and is rounded out with tonal off-white laces and a black leather collar lining and heel tab. The hallucinatory upper rests atop a fresh white rubber outsole with red branding at the heel. Set for a December 28 drop, the "Acid Test" Era will be available exclusively at Bows & Arrows stores and on its online shop.
It's almost 2014, which means it's time to access what's in our closets. What should we keep flaunting, what should we ditch (or, you know, "store") and, most importantly, what should we buy for next... year? To help you ring in the new year in style, we've made a handy chart of the trends you should buy in 2014, the ones you should flaunt from 2013 and the ones you should save until further notice. (L-R): Chloé Metal-Detailed Slide Sandals, Lookbook.nu/Natsu, Getty Images, Zara Boucle Coat, Getty Images, Getty Images, Lookbook.nu/Rachel-Marie Iwanyszyn, Women's Merlot Velvet Slipper with Skull and Bone Embroidery, WireImage. Art by Raydene Salinas/HPMG More trends to store: Want more? Be sure to check out HuffPost Style on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest and Instagram at...
A graduate of London's Royal College of Art, Finnish-born Julia Lundsten is known for her experimental and avant-garde creative vision, most commonly associated with her high-end footwear brand,... FINSK. Lundsten's core signature comprises impeccable craftsmanship and unique detailing fused with her Finnish heritage, translated into cool contemporary designs. With accolades including the Manolo Blahnik Award in 2002 and 2003 and Elle Finland's Accessories Designer of the Year in 2010, Lundsten recently collaborated with Nokian Footwear, a company with more than 100 years of experience in manufacturing flexible natural rubber made boots. Creating a new range for the brand, her collection fuses a mixture of both modern urban fashion trends and Nordic street style, with every design working...
Photo: Rex USA. Alexa Chung can do no wrong. The It Brit is currently riding the crest of a very fashionable wave that sees the publication of her first book, It, the launch of her first beauty range... with Eyeko, and while her tenure as presenter on the Fuse network is over, Fashionista reveals there may be something even more exciting to take in its place: a fashion label. Eek! Chung was in New York to promote her beauty venture and revealed that 2014 could be the year that she finally gets around to designing her very own collection. Considering her previous collaboration with Madewell in 2010 was a resounding success, what can we expect from a collection all of her own? Well, she's not sure as she says, "That's going to be the first opportunity where I haven't had a nine-to-five job...So...
To this end, we gathered some of the best all-noir ensembles on everyone from Nicole Richie to Gisele Bundchen, so you can wear the inky hue without looking totally basic.
Charlotte Ronson sweater and skirt
With ensemble examples from style mavens like Kate Moss, Rachel Bilson, Gwen Stefani, and more, we’ve put together seven ways to wear the jumpsuit, according to your style type. Whether you’re a... minimalist or opt for sporty iterations, we’re certain by the end of this slideshow you’ll be chock full of ideas of how to wear your favorite one-piece!
Carmen’s Cruise Holiday – Estonian model Carmen Kass lands the cruise 2014 campaign from Akris. The blonde beauty poses in the label’s
The Paul Smith Autumn/Winter 2013 Advertising Campaign showcases a small selection of luxury tailored pieces that will take you through winter and add a little refinement to your wardrobe.
My mom's old tartan skirt, a white coat and my favorite loafers. Today it's my last Christmas shopping day, I still have to buy the last presents. And you? Have a nice day babies! :
A Bathing Ape has reunited with motorcycle apparel aficionado Schott NYC for a reinterpretation of a classic leather biker jacket. Made from 100% premium leather, this dashing iteration features a... bevy of embellishments such as metal stars across the shoulder yokes, metal button clips and a metal buckle with a tonal leather waist strap. Featuring an off-center zip closure and three acutely angled exterior zip pockets, this design aesthetic strays from conventional wisdom and offers a modern twist to a traditional outerwear garb. Available now for ¥99,540 JPY (approximately $955 USD), head over to the A Bathing Ape Official Web Store for the One Star Riders Jacket.
A spokeswoman for Kors had no comment, and a spokeswoman for DVF couldn’t be reached at press time.
Fashion house Givenchy previews its Spring/Summer 2014 "LC" collection of travel accessories. The collection is the latest effort to come from the Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci diffusion and was designed... as a new unisex interpretation of the brand and a more masculine version of the Lucrezia women's line presented in spring of this year. The bags, which include a brief case, 24h bag and weekender, are crafted out of calfskin leather into simplistic, proportionally balanced shapes. Orange and florals are particular stylistic highlights of the collection among more subdued neutral motifs. Look for the collection at select Givenchy menswear boutique when it drops in January 2014.
Dover Street Market and Nike have partnered up to produce a Air Python capsule collection to celebrate the launch of the retailer's new New York City outpost. This collection features a custom Nike... Destroyer, two T-shirt and a cap, along with DMS NY's take on the Nike Air Python, which features an all black, semi-gloss leather upper with embossed python pattern throughout. Footwear aside, the standout from this collection is definitely the Destroyer jacket, which features a wool body with a python-embossed leather panel on the front, black leather sleeves, and a special graphic on the back. Check out the images above and look for the collection at DSM NY.