[harpersbazaar] Fashion trends, inspirations, and beauty tips to take you through the new year in style.
1. Mixed Prints: Afraid your ikat will clash with your plaids or stripes will upset your florals? Well, fear not, for this season anything goes. Mix and match your most colorful pieces and let your imagination run free – Dries Van Noten
2. Tom Ford’s New Flim: The king of sex and flash, Tom Ford, is making his big-screen debut with A Single Man, featuring Julianne Moore and Colin Firth.
3. Wild Wedges:
The season’s coolest accessory goes on safari with patchwork big-cat prints and an edgy open toe. Alexander Wang
wedge, $650. alexanderwang.com
4. Couture Clogs: Not just for hippies anymore, this boho wonder was made chic by the likes of Karl Lagerfeld, Céline’s Phoebe Philo, and Louis Vuitton. Clogs on the Chanel runway.
5. Red-Hot Lips: There were crimson-stained moues aplenty on the runway. The shocking yet sexy shade screamed old-world style for models everywhere from Dior to Bottega Veneta. Backstage at Prada.
6. Designer Denim: Blue-jean baby. Broken-in jeans were shown with élan in New York (Ralph Lauren doing it distressed), Milan (D&G mastering the look), and Paris (Stella McCartney showing the fabric in several skirt styles). Ralph Lauren Collection
7. The Hot New Model: Constance – She opened the most anticipated debut show of the season at Céline and walked in dozens more, including Stella McCartney and Isabel Marant. Constance Jablonski is the new face to know.
8. Loving Lucite:
Designers were quite clear about their love of Lucite. Check out always-chic Bakelite too. Mark Davis
bangles, $1,610-$3,200. markdavis.com
9. Nautical Stripes
: Get in line with spring’s most linear look: classic stripes. Blue and white are best, but you can pull off the Breton-inspired trend with any color combo. Michael Stars
tank, $49. michaelstars.com
10. Summer Skins: Leather looks were once reserved for the colder months, but the spring runways saw the slick material in all sorts of incarnations — from minishorts to T-shirts to full-on frocks — in a host of supple shades like caramel and rust. Céline
11. Copper Tones: Not only did designers look to burnished bronze shades for spring, but the autumnal hue also popped up as a fun nail polish.
12. Fantastical Florals
: Garden motifs have sprouted up again this season, with flowered patterns in full bloom. Tory Burch
dress, $465, and belt, $150. toryburch.com
13. Jason Wu Sunglasses: Designer Jason Wu can now add stylish sunglasses to his long list of goodies. Modo for Jason Wu sunglasses, $275. Modo, NYC; 212-965-4900.
14. David Webb: The influence of legendary jeweler David Webb ran deep this season. Think jewel-encrusted enameled animals and extras with mixed stones. David Webb bracelet. 212-421-3030.
15. Alice in Wonderland: Director Tim Burton’s vision of the classic promises a film full of magical moments. Starring Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, and newbie Mia Wasikowska as Alice, the movie premieres in March.
16. Pastel Eyes That Pop:The ’80s trend has moved to makeup, with a palette of icy blues, purples, and other sorbet shadows for spring. Derek Lam
17. Claude Lalanne:The famed ’60s French artist is having a moment. Her bronze sculptures, along with those by her late husband, François-Xavier, have been lining Park Avenue in New York, and her jewelry is on view at London’s Ben Brown Fine Arts. And in 2010, there will be an exhibition in her honor at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. Lalanne bodices made for Yves Saint Laurent, Fall 1969.
18. Chandelier Earrings: Shine some light on opulent chandelier earrings. Oscar de la Renta earrings, $350. Saks Fifth Avenue; 800-330-8497.
19. Peter Copping for Nina Ricci: Formerly at Louis Vuitton, Peter Copping made the transition to head designer at Nina Ricci seamlessly. The collection featured countless ladylike looks, with endless amounts of tulle, transparency, and ruffles.
20. Going Platinum:Was it Lady Gaga or Donatella Versace who inspired the peroxide-blond locks for these lovely ladies? Vlada Roslyakova