Alexa Chung Found The Perfect Model For Her New AG Collab–Herself!
In case you forgot, Alexa Chung is still an it-girl. The Brit style-setter designed and wore these Alexa Chung for AG The Briana High-Rise Skinny Jeans ($317) giving you a perfect excuse to wear white during the winter. She paired her skinnies with Tabitha Simmons Alexa Ballet Flats ($645) and suddenly we think slingbacks are chic again. Did we mention they're on sale (over 50% off!)? Jump on this look and snag her items below! Alexa Chung for AG The Briana High-Rise Skinny Jeans ($317) Tabitha Simmons Alexa Ballet Flats ($645) Don't miss Heidi Klum’s jeans, Sofia Vergara’s printed leggings and Beyonce’s cool hat. [Photo: Splash News]
15 January Collaborations You Need To Know Now
With a New Year comes even newer things to shop, especially this month's latest designer collaborations for your fashion, home, and beauty needs. Seriously, the collabs to kick off 2015 run the gamut from Kate Spade Saturday's home decor for West Elm to Alexa Chung's latest partnership with AG Adriano Goldschmied, as well as Miley's two-piece collection for MAC Viva Glam. There's also new Beats by Dre designed by Fendi, an OPI nail polish collection inspired by Fifty Shades of Grey, and some Internet-friendly sunglasses from Westward Leaning. Check out our slideshow to learn more (and shop) January's most-wanted collaborations. Don't forget to check out: Jennifer Aniston's EF Collection ring, workout gear for your New Year's resolution, and bucket bags that look just like Mansur Gavriel's It bag.
Alexa Chung’s Printed Burberry Dress Is A Totally Reasonable Fall Splurge
If there is a season for busting out the black card, fall is it. Not only are there so many good trends to invest in, but it's really not a good look to try to make your summer clothes work in the dead of winter. And so, we present one of many fall splurges that get out stamp of approval--Alexa Chung's Burberry Prorsum Floral Silk Dress ($2,595). Yes, the price tag is quite steep, but this is Burbery we're talking about. And like their plaid, these handpainted prints are soon to become iconic so you should make the investment now. Just select your size, proceed to checkout, close your eyes and click Submit. Burberry Prorsum Floral Silk Dress ($2,595) Don't miss Cara Delevingne's cool tee, Kourtney Kardashian's trench coat and Jessica Alba's leather pants. [Photo: Splash News]
Alexa Chung Is Teaming Up With AG Jeans To Launch A Denim Line, Overalls Included
Alexa Chung may be a model, author and TV presenter, but she's also done her fair share of designing. Chung has collaborated with major brands like Madewell and Eyeko, but now she has another to add to her list. Chung is teaming up with AG Adriano Goldschmeid to create a denim line named Alexa Chung for AG that will be out next January. The 20-piece collection is inspired by the late 60s/early 70s, and will include jeans, overalls, denim dresses, t-shirts and dungarees (of course). Chung told WWD that the line is, "the missing pieces of my dream wardrobe..." If you love Chung's style, or just the serial collaborater herself, these denim pieces will be the perfect addition to your closet. And while you count down the days for this collection to hit, check out what AG Jeans has going on right now. Don't forget to check out: what no one tells you about living in NYC, this perfect clutch, and how to wear red white and blue. [Photo: Splash News and Instagram]
Will Kale Manicures Be The New Green Juice? Nails Inc. Thinks So
It feels like we've been hearing for years about the benefits of kale. Celebs love the "superfood" (whatever the heck that means) and anyone who's been to a juice bar has probably tried a drink with the leafy green. Just when we finally came around to including the veggie in our diet, Nails Inc. decides we need kale on our nails, too. Yes, you read that right. The Beyoncé-approved nail polish brand is launching a line of kale-infused polish. Vogue UK reports that the 5-piece "NailKale" collection, plus four of Nail's Inc.'s top sellers, ""have been enhanced with the same kale extract and the brand's Regenerating Complex for colour with conditioning benefits." Oh, and of course skinny minnay British socialite, Alexa Chung, was just announced as the brand's new spokeswoman. The girl is probably a huge fan of kale. We can just see women lining up at he nail salon, fighting over this polish that promises to enhance your nail beds. Will kale nails be the next green juice? What do you think? Let us know in the comments below! Look out for the Nails Inc. NailKale line to hit in stores and online this August. For more beauty, check out: butt facials, the best beauty makeup dupes and Gucci's first-ever makeup line gets a launch date [Photo: Instagram]
Alexa Chung For Eyeko Is Happening Again And You Can Pre-Order It Now!
Alexa Chung's first collab with Eyeko, her favorite eyeliner brand, was MAJOR. It shutdown Selfridges in the U.K. and sold out everywhere when it launched stateside. If you couldn't get your hands on the HTF mascara and liquid eyeliner set, here's the next best thing: a second Alexa Chung for Eyeko collection is happening and you can already pre-order the new product. The Me and My Shadow ($19) waterproof shadow liner is available on Eyeko.com with an estimated ship date for 2-3 weeks. This new product is an intense waterproof eye shadow AND liner with a built-in blending brush for instant smoky eyes. It comes in three shades, Chocolate, Charcoal and Taupe and requires no sharpening. Ugh, she's done it again. We're sure this will sell out like crazy once it officially launches in June, so you better pre-order yours today! To get some tips on how to rock the Me and My Shadow duo, check out Alexa's makeup look from this year's Met Gala on Lucky. For more news, check out: see every piece from Banana Republic x Marimekko, Target's CEO steps down and the new celeb "it" bag [Photo: Splash News]
Get Your Hands On Alexa Chung’s Eyeko Makeup Set Hours Before Everyone Else
Consider yourself warned: when Alexa Chung's brand new Eyeko mascara and eyeliner set launched in the U.K. back in November, it basically shut down Selfridges. It was that popular. The must-have combo is slated to arrive exclusively at Sephora tomorrow, but if you simply can't wait--or don't want to risk it selling out stateside--here's a tip: it's already online! Yes, that's right. You can snatch up the highly-anticipated Alexa Chung x Eyeko Eye Do Mascara & Liquid Eyeliner Set ($39) right now at Sephora.com, hours before Sephora stores will start selling it. Now if you've ever set out to do Alexa's signature cat eye and wound up with something like this, you need this set. It includes the essentials that Alexa actually uses herself to get that perfectly dramatic look so you're bound to nail it. Just don't wait--they'll be gone before you know it. GET YOUR ALEXA CHUNG EYEKO SET NOW! Don't miss Gwen Stefani's OPI collection, plus what to wear to the gym in 2014.
10 November Collaborations You Need To Know About Now
This November the collaboration on everyone's mind is Isabel Marant x H&M. But did you know there's a ton of other designer collaborations launching this month that are worth knowing about? Holiday shopping is quickly approaching after all. Whether you're looking for a custom pair of Nike running shoes or the perfect eyeliner gift set inspired by Alexa Chung, there's bound to be one you'll like. Check out the slideshow to see 10 big-name collabs you might have missed this month. For more news, check out: Jennifer Lawrence's new super short cut, nail polish that's good for you, and lariat/lasso/drop necklaces.
Alexa Chung Reminds Us Just How Cool She Is In This Paul Smith Plaid Dress
Alexa Chung epitomizes lad-back cool and has acquired quite a following in the fashion world for her effortless style. Even at the Vogue Festival in London she managed to keep it cool and unfussy in this Paul Smith Black Label Checked Dress ($776). Surprised Ms. Chung isn't wearing some designer like Chanel or Valentino? We are too, but that's exactly why we love her--she is great at defying expectation. Pair her plaid dress with a belt and buckled shoes and you've got a no brainer outfit for spring. Shop Alexa's dress below. Paul Smith Black Label Checked Dress ($776) [Photo Credit: Splash News] Looking for more celebrity style to go gaga over? Check out looks like Hilary Duff's $$$ outfit,Katy Perry’s splurge-worthy dress, Selena Gomez’s trench coat outfit, Vanessa Hudgen’s boho outfit, and Nikki Reed’s sequin blazer.
A Little Bit Of Alexa In Our Closet: JW Anderson X Topshop Will Launch In Fall
Hot on the heels of the H&M x Maison Martin Margiela announcement, Topshop revealed its upcoming collaboration with JW Anderson, London-based knitwear genius with a cult following in the UK, today. JW Anderson x Topshop is set to launch in September, with a second installment scheduled for 2013. It's going to be huge. Not convinced? Check out the brand's unofficial spokeswoman, Alexa Chung, rocking the Brit's designs in the photos above. "It has always been very important to me that my collections are made accessible to anyone interested in fashion and design," JW Anderson said in the press release. The capsule collection will include jersey, denim, knitwear, and outerwear, as well as fun trinkets like pencils, memory sticks, rubik’s cubes, vintage magazines and photography books. They had us at knitwear.With upcoming Louise Gray, Reclaim To Wear and Richard Nicoll collaborations, and recent Chloe Green and Maarten Van Der Horst collections, we don't know how Topshop does it. Not that we are complaining. Shop Chloe Green and Maarten Van Der Horst collabs here For more on JW Anderson designs, check out the collaboration that he did with ALDO Rise.
If You Need A New Summer Dress, Get Alexa Chung’s Sweet Orla Kiely One
Alexa Chung is quite the style icon these day thanks to her expertise in mixing vintage items with designer names and high street labels. Plus, the Brit It Girl has a penchant for 60's-style frocks and tomboy-channeling ensembles, which makes her "never trying too hard, like, ever" style such a hit among the fashion-obsessed. Chung's latest feat includes an Orla Kiely 'You're in Good Company' Dress ($455), whose black-and-white motif is quirkily charming—just like the designer's collaboration with Uniqlo. Orla Kiely 'You're in Good Company' Dress ($455) Shop more celebrity style finds: Kate Bosworth's dress, Miley Cyrus's kimono, and January Jones's pants.
All The Other Chicks With The Pumped Up Kicks: Superga X Urban Outfitters
When it comes to footwear, I am very deliberately not a tomboy. With the exception of the gym, and my daily commute, it is difficult to find me in flats, let alone sneakers. But this awesome Superga X Urban Outfitters sneaker has me dying to try out that Alexa Chung/Lower East Side look of a ditsy dress, denim jacket, and low-top sneakers--or, even better, a pair of ripped shorts, menswear-inspired blazer, and some awesome pumped up kicks. Superga X UO Platform Sneaker (These also come in grey) $88, Urban Outfitters In addition to their exclusive collaboration on the platform-ked-love-child above, UO carries a few more select Supergas. I would love to wear the floral pair to bop around the city on a weekend, or the glitter pair to a concert. Excuse-moi while I channel my inner hipster-chic, and shop the rest of the collection in our slideshow. SHOP SUPERGA X URBAN OUTFITTERS NOW P.S. The Supergas are obviously Alexa-approved--she recently became the brand's spokesperson. A.C., just be my best friend already, will you? For more pumped up kicks check out this season's wedge sneaker, flat sneakers, and if you're totally over this trend already, party shoes.
It’s Crunch Time: If You Can’t Think Of Your Own Gift Ideas, Just Steal Alexa Chung’s
You'd trust "It" girl Alexa Chung to choose your outfit, so why not trust her to pick your holiday gifts, too? The uber-stylish TV personality already has a best-selling Madewell collection, and just curated a holiday Gift List for the brand that is not to be missed. Not a fan of Alexa's? We also have 6 other celebrity gift lists -- from the likes of Oprah, Rachel Zoe, and more. And considering the fact that you only have a few days left to order, you should take all the help you can get. (more…)
Alexa Chung For Madewell’s New Collection Crashed The Site, Giving Us Missoni For Target Flashbacks
Elle Fanning, Alexa Chung, and Kate Bosworth in Alexa Chung for Madewell designs, at last night's InStyle launch party in L.A. Style maven Alexa Chung is back with another collection for Madewell, and this time around it's perhaps even more covetable than her first---in the first hours of its release online, Madewell.com crashed. See what Alexa has to say about the site crashing on the day of her release: (more…)
Which Came First, The “Alexa” Or The “PS 1”: The Battle Of The Thousand Dollar Satchels
Mulberry's Alexa Bag ($1,450) and Proenza Schouler's PS 1 Bag ($2,350) When I wrote a post on the immense success of the Mulberry Alexa bag yesterday, all my time spent studying the bags made me realize just how similar they are to Proenza Schouler's PS 1 satchels. And although this is hardly the first time two high end designers have made similar "it" bags, it still begs the question of which came first? (more…)
Mulberry Is Now The World’s Best-Performing Fashion House. Thanks, Alexa Chung.
Alexa Chung and her eponymous Mulberry bag Mulberry has just been named the world's top retailer, since the brand's worth soared from $267 million to a whopping $1.65 billion in the past year alone. How did the brand see such a meteoric rise to fame in just 12 months? Our money (and theirs) is on Alexa Chung. (more…)
Rachel Bilson’s Red Lace Dress Is On-Trend And On Sale For $150
You can get Rachel Bilson's exact French Connection Dress at Zappos on sale for $150.40, down from $188 We adored Rachel Bilson as Summer on The O.C. (don't even try to pretend you didn't watch it!), and since then we've been obsessed with her style - we even named her one of our Top 10 of 2010 Best Dressed Celebs. Currently we're in love with the red, lace French Connection dress that she wore at a shoot for Sunglass Hut (she's their Style Director, didn't ya know?). Not only is this dress exceptionally sexy, it is also on sale at Zappos for $150.40 (down from $188), and it's delightfully reminiscent of - and much cheaper than - the no-longer-available Erdem lace dress that Alexa Chung wore on the cover of Net-A-Porter Magazine's Spring 2011 issue. What do you think? Do you like the colored lace dress trend, or do you prefer a classic white style à la Kate Middleton? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.
Week In Review: Missoni For Target Photos Leaked, Net-A-Porter’s End Of Season Sale, 5 Flat Sandals Under $50, More
Must-Reads: Photos from the hush-hush Missoni for Target Collection were leaked on Tuesday. Sorry we're not sorry, Target. We finally got our hands on photos of Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen's collection of The Row Handbags. It's safe to say that we're obsessed with what the Olsen's have described as an "Anti-It" line. Has your pedicure seen better days? Fear not, there's a pair of closed-toed shoes that can help...and we're not talking about the ballet flat. Try a pair of oxfords like these Steve Madden Trouser Oxfords for an edgier (and more comfortable) look. Is this Jeremy Scott leather biker backpack a case of a designer on crack, or is it a genius grunge-chic accessory? You're barefoot most of the summer, so why spend a small fortune on sandals? Take a look at these 5 Flat Sandals Under $50. Celebrity Style: Alexa Chung (and a whole host of other celebrities) love their Topshop Jamie Jeans. Priced at just $80, these babies are a steal. Nicole Richie loves to wear items from her Winter Kate line. But we can't help but think she loves these black and white floral Winter Kate blouses the most. The Alexander Wang Marti Backpack (now on sale) is a throwback to the mini backpacks of the 90s, except it's seriously chic and Kate Bosworth-approved. Sales and Deals: Ready, set, shop (!) at Piperlime's Final Sale. 4 Bangles for $51: These Gerard Yosca Riviera Bangles make accessorizing in a pinch, a cinch! Net-A-Porter is having a sale. Yes, this is our personal version of heaven. These 10 coveted designer bags are less than $500. But really, we're not kidding. Taste Tests: Can you tell which eyelet top costs $165 more than the other? Can you tell which colorblock platforms cost $537 more than the others? Guides to Check Out: Get ready for summer with our guides to the best swimsuits for your shape, swim cover ups, and summer fashion. Stay up to date with our calendar of online sample sales. Join our e-mail list for exclusive updates.
Alexa Chung Loves Her Topshop Jamie Jeans: They’re Priced At Just $80, Why Wouldn’t She?
Celebs wearing their Topshop Jamie Jeans. You can get the exact jeans now at Topshop. UK-based Topshop is known for their seriously on-trend pieces at crazy-affordable prices, and their jeans are no exception. Their Jamie Jeans are essentially the perfect skinny jeans: they fit fabulously, come in a zillion washes and colors, and they're clearly a celeb favorite. Sienna Miller, Miley Cyrus, Alexa Chung, and Kate Bosworth (pictured above from left to right) have all been seen sporting their favorite shade of Topshop Jamie Jeans. And priced at just $80, you can pick up your own favorite pair (or three) as well. See our favorites below: (more…)
Superga Sneakers: The Latest Thing Alexa Chung Has That We Want
When Alexa Chung did her first Alexa Chung for Madewell line, complete with funny doodles on t-shirts, we were into it, but we didn't realize how long Alexa's fashion star would last. She brought back the clogs, made jean shorts non-trashy, and proved to us that button down shirts were no longer meant for the office. We stalk her Twitter and quite frankly, just love everything she puts on. Lately, she's shared her favorite Madewell picks, which, btw, sold out almost immediately. Now that she's the face of Superga sneakers, we find ourselves wanting a pair. (more…)
Alexa Chung Reveals The 5 Madewell Pieces She’ll Wear To Death
You know how Alexa Chung always looks really pulled together even when it seems likely she grabbed a bunch of random crap from her closet, blindfolded, and threw it on? It's all about a few key pieces that go with everything. While we wait with bated breath for the new Alexa Chung for Madewell collection to hit--will there be doodles, or no doodles?-- Madewell's satiating us with Alexa's top 5 pieces that make getting dressed easier, below. You can now stop staring at the closet. Liberating, huh? (more…)
Make Like Alexa Chung And Put It In The (Brightly Colored) Bag
One of our style faves, Alexa Chung, was spotted at London Fashion Week with a blue-green Burberry Brights satchel and suddenly we are coveting a bright crossbody bag for the spring as well. Here, some equally-colorful (but wallet-friendlier!) options: (more…)
Madewell’s Scholar Satchel Looks A Lot Like Mulberry–For A Third Of The Price
Not that I'm complaining. I love the style of this simple, collegiate canvas handbag of this Madewell Scholar satchel--it works so well with all of the utilitarian trends I love this spring, and it definitely reminds me of the Mulberry Alexa bag (named for Alexa Chung, of course.) What's interesting to note is that Alexa Chung did a line for Madewell this past fall--I wonder if the designers were inspired by her. Anyway, back to the bag. Instead of costing me a fortune, this one is just $138. That's a handbag I can endorse. Follow the author of this post on Twitter @shefindseileen.
7 No-Fail Conversation Topics To Gossip About This Weekend
Once again, the weekend is here. And in case you're anticipating an awkward encounter or two, feel free to read up on our new roundup of the week. A little something to get the conversation ball rolling. Take a look: Looks like we're not the only ones busting our butts to drop a few pounds: Pepsi cans are getting a little liposuction lately with their slimmer physiques. Fashion entrepreneurs Mary Kate & Ashley Olsen have extended their couture line, The Row, to now include menswear. Maybe their brother got jealous. Move over J Brand and 7 For All Mankind, Ralph Lauren is taking a stab at high-end denim. Enter Ralph Lauren Collection Denim, coming to a closet near you. Michelle Obama lays down the law...when it comes to her two daughters. Malia and Sasha are not permitted to use Facebook or Twitter. Looks like no poking for the Obamas. Yikes - welcome to Splitsville, USA, Ashlee Simpson. And right before Valentine's Day too. We hope she still gets a little gift (or two). Tennessee lawmaker Julia Hurley gives credit to her old job for the woman she is today. Her old job? Hooters. Apparently, Hooters helps the government. Now that Net-A-Porter has their own print magazine, we were thrilled to find out Alexa Chung will be showing her face on the cover. Makes us want to read it. Get your fix with all of our fashion news. Shop our guides to the best clogs and the best celebrity denim. Subscribe to SHEFindsMail for exclusive updates.
More Reasons To Love The Stylist-Free, Thrift-Loving Alexa Chung
Alexa Chung's stock went up this weekend, when she admitted to the New York Times that she wants to "look like Kurt Cobain," and doesn't have a stylist. Calling her an "It Girl," was, frankly, old news, but the piece also revealed our favorite pin-thin MTV VJ-gone-fashion icon will star in "Thrift America," which will air on PBS next summer. The show will feature Chung trolling for vintage treasures at thrift stores, estate sales, and more. Raise your hand if you wish you could go along. As an homage to the "it girl," here are 3 trends the world might not have ever known, if not for Alexa Chung's magic fashion want: Vintage Lace Dresses: Alexa's love of vintage is palpable, she's pulled off so many sweet, babydoll lacy dresses we want to try the look. This ModCloth Sweet, Sweet Fantasy Dress ($94.99) pretty much nails it. Double-Breasted Navy Coats: Alexa's signature double-breasted, nautical coat style made it into her Alexa Chung for Madewell collection. Now, you can too own this cool borrowed-from-the-navy look; this Diana cropped jacket ($99, down from $188) Clogs: No Alexa Chung look would be complete without her signature clunky clogs. These Jeffrey Campbell Charli Black Leather ($135) are perfect. For more Alexa Chung-approved fall staples, check out our guides to the best booties, jeggings, clogs and leather jackets. Follow the author of this post on Twitter @bridefinds.
Mulberry For Target Is Back; Grab One Before They Become Collector’s Items
If you missed Mulberry for Target the first time around, you'll be pleased to hear that they just re-released the line today on Target.com. Though a few popular styles from the Alexa Chung-approved collection already sold out, two denim bags - the satchel and the mini cross-body - are still available. Grab one before they become collector's items (your eBay account will thank you later): This Mulberry for Target Denim Satchel Blue ($34.99) has the signature Mulberry shape and gold clasp, and denim is a celeb-favorite this season (just ask Jenna Lyons). Cross-body bags are the perfect party purse this season; this Mulberry for Target Denim Mini Crossbody ($14.99) can also be worn as a cool daytime or weekend brunch style. Love it. Shop more must-have handbags, check our guides for the best handbags under $250, really big tote bags, and designer bags.
Celebrate Alexa Chung’s Birthday Today In Head-To-Toe Madewell And Mulberry
Today is Alexa Chung's 27th birthday, and oh, what the pin-thin fashionista has accomplished in those 27 years. First, Alexa's personal style put clogs and cut-off shorts on the map, and then her obsession with Mulberry bags became a national sensation, and now she has the Alexa Chung for Madewell line to brag about. Celebrate by shopping a few of her fashion staples: Clogs: With the help of Chanel, Alexa turned clogs from the milkmaid shoe into the must-have style for fall/winter 2010. Grab a pair of these well-priced, sky-high Jeffrey Campbell Charli Black Leather ($135) to nail the look. Alexa Chung For Madewell: Alexa loves her cropped jackets, and this Alexa Chung for Madewell Diana Cropped jacket ($188) is the perfect way to nail the look at home. It's warm enough for winter, but cool enough for any season. Mulberry Bags: If you won the lottery recently, or just have a really good job, I recommend spending your dough on this friggin' gorgeous Mulberry Bayswater leather bag ($950). The neutral color goes with everything, so you will literally rock it every day of your life. For more Alexa Chung-approved fall staples, check out our guides to the best booties, jeggings, clogs and leather jackets. Follow the author of this post on Twitter @bridefinds.
Sarah Jessica Parker, Rachel Bilson And Alexa Chung Are Obsessed With Clogs. Can You Blame Them?
Karl Lagerfeld must be having a ball watching celebs follow him onto clog trend bandwagon; he reintroduced the clog in Chanel's Spring 2010 show, and it has since caught on like a wild fire. We too can’t help but love them: they are super comfortable, come in all shapes and sizes and are the perfect transition piece from summer to fall. Take some clues from these uber chic celebs and make the clog a part of your look. Whether you prefer Rachel Bilson’s buttoned up classic look or Alexa Chung’s fashion forward heeled-clog or just want Sarah Jessica Parker’s laid back style we have found the clog for you …and for a whole lot less! Get Alexa Chung's fashion-forward look with these Jeffrey Campbell Stampede Open Toe Clogs ($135). Dress a little more casually like Rachel Bilson? Go with a pair of these Enzo Angiolini Shoes Kaloni Clogs ($80.10). Go for comfort (and style) like Sarah Jessica Parker with a pair of UGG Australia Abbie Suede Clogs ($130). Check out more from our guide to clogs, and then check out our guides to skinny jeans and see all of this week's best find of the day picks and sales and deals, plus more celebrity style guides by our celeb market editor, Paula Knight. Follow the editor of this post on Twitter @shefindseileen.
Week in Review: Jason Wu, Fashion Week, Fanny Packs, And More
Must-Reads: Jason Wu leaves his dolls behind and tries his hand with nail polish. Fanny packs that are actually wearable...yes, they exist! No need for tickets or invites - Fashion Week this year can be found in the comfort of your bedroom. Know where to go & what to wear tonight to look fierce at Fashion's Night Out. Valentino + Gap? We're just as in love as you are. Taste Tests: Can you tell which leather pants are The Row? Can you tell which adorable cross-body bag is Alexander Wang? Do you know which Argyle sweater is $91 less than the other? Sale Alert: Get 50% off Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent Mason wedges. Get 65% off Fashion Week-approved sunglasses. These LBD's are 70% off. Celebrity Style: Claudia Schiffer looked classic and on-trend with her camel blazer. Gwyneth Paltrow picks her fall favorites and we love them all. The fabulous camel trend continues, thanks to Alexa Chung. Beauty: Put your best face forward: our failproof cleansers will keep you looking fantastic. Guides to Check Out: No need to thank us but this week, we've found you the best flat boots, zippered flats, and clogs.
This Alexa Chung For Madewell Camel Coat Is On-Trend And Irresistible
By now, you may know: camel coats are a big item to lust after for fall. The amazing thing is that it's so classic, you'll never regret your purchase (unlike some other trends we'd like to forget, ahem, harem pants). Leave it to Alexa Chung, above, whose Alexa Chung for Madewell line is a huge hit with the fashion set. If you're in the market for a camel coat for fall, look no further: This perfectly tailored Alexa Chung for Madewell coat ($275) in camel, is lined in plaid (it also comes in navy) and will keep you on-trend, garner compliments, and best of all, it'll get along famously with every single thing in your closet. Now your biggest fall question will be which hat will you pair it with? Not what you're looking for? Shop the rest of the Alexa Chung for Madewell line now! Check out our guide to cashmere, gloves and leather jackets while you're at it, as well, plus more best find of the day posts.
Camel Coats Are Huge For Fall–But These Prices Aren’t
Classic camel coats are one of this fall's best trends--Blake Lively and Alexa Chung pull it off brilliantly, above. Completely classic, and way more interesting than your boring black one you've been wearing for 3 seasons: try it out without committing fully--these 4 are all under $200. This ASOS Wool Hooded Duffle coat ($126.38) is fall perfection, with tons of pockets. Or go more streamlined with the BB Dakota Riberton coat ($120) that resembles Alexa's, above. Be super warm and on trend with a faux fur collar, a la this B Dakota Lamarr coat ($120), or try an empire waist Michael Michael Kors babydoll coat ($177, from $295) with a hood for added warmth. Check out celebrity sunglasses, celebrity handbags, plus the best hats and gloves to wear with it, so by the time the cool weather shows up, you're completely prepared.
Sienna Miller And Emma Watson Tie For The Shortest Shorts at Glastonbury
As you can see, cut-off shorts were the biggest trend at England's Glastonbury music festival. Kate Moss, Sienna Miller, Alexa Chung, Kelis and Emma Watson were all seen wearing the style. It almost seems like these ladies entered into some sort of who-can-wear-the-shortest-shorts contest - and they are all winning. Whether you're bold enough to go with the shortest short cutoffs, or prefer a more classic denim style, we plucked a few jean styles to try: If you want to try the distressed, cutoff look at home, we recommend these cool Current/Elliott The Boyfriend shorts ($163). This faded style is just the like ones the celebs wore. These Genetic Denim Dakota Cutoff Boyfriend shorts ($154) are a great every day pair - the true blue wash goes with everything, and they aren't overly distressed or too short. If you would prefer a more relaxed pair, go for these Free People "Rugged & Ripped" Cutoff Denim shorts ($68). The price is right, and the style is flattering, even if you don't have a petite frame. If you're wary of the cutoff look, try a rolled-up pair like these Joe's Jeans 'Sammy' Roll Hem Stretch Denim shorts ($98). You will love the dark wash and relaxed fit of this go-to weekend pair. Craving more celebrity-approved styles? Shop our guides to the best summer dresses, the best maxi dresses, and the best sheath dresses. Subscribe to our newsletter for SheFinds e-mails in your inbox.
Mulberry For Target: Teaming Up For A Limited Edition Line Of Handbags (!)
Target makes another smart move and will team up with British brand Mulberry for a limited edition handbag collection that will be available in stores and online Oct. 10. Target hasn't released price points yet, but we imagine that they won't cost over $1,000 like Alexa Chung's best selling Alexa Mulberry Satchel. While you mark this date on your calendar, don't forget about Tucker for Target, available in September, and high-end jewelry designer Temple St. Clair Carr for Target, available on August 29. Also, don't forget that Liberty of London for Target is still available online. UPDATE: According to Mulberry, the line will consist of eight handbag styles made in affordable fabrics like denim and velvet. See how you can get more designers for less by checking out our online sample sale page, and then see our guides to the best chain strap bags, the best clogs, the best nude shoes, and the best rompers.
Madewell Debuts Its New Website Early–And You Can Shop From It
Happy Friday: We thought we had to wait until mid-June to shop Madewell's e-commerce site, but thankfully, Madewell heard our cries for an online store and delivered. Their web store is now live and chock full of goodies that we can actually buy today. Good thing it's Friday--this just shot our workday. Here are three items that we will probably buy today: Oxfords are so popular because they're comfortable, and you can wear them all year long. These Madewell Lace-up Oxfords ($168) come in a neutral hue that will work with any color. A loose tunic is way more comfortable, and stylish, than a basic tee for summer. This Madewell Plaid Summer Tunic ($78) can be dressed up or down, and we love the way they belted it for more structure. Mixed metal necklaces are the trend this season, (check out Fenton/Fallon for J.Crew) and we love the unexpected jewels on this Madewell colordrop jewels and chain necklace ($58). Stay up-to-date on designer deals on our online sample sale page, check out a sneak peek of Alexa Chung's collection for Madewell, and then see our guides to the best necklaces, the best flat sandals, and the best floral dresses.
3 Affordable Alternatives To Alexa Chung’s $1,250 Mulberry Satchel
Net-a-Porter just stocked up on Alexa Chung's sold out everywhere namesake Alexa Mulberry Bag ($1,250) in black. We understand why women are shelling out big bucks for the expensive bag--it's gorgeous and versatile--but if you, like us, are saving up for a summer vacation, here are three comparable satchels that are equally as cute. This Topshop Medium Leather Buckle Satchel ($100) has a great tan color that will work all year round. You can either carry it by the top handle, similar to Chung, or wear it as a cross body bag. We love the mink color on this ASOS Leather Slot Through Satchel ($109.91) that will match perfectly with your greige nails. This Melie Bianco satchel ($57.79) comes with a detachable leather strap and it will add a touch of masculinity to any floral dress. See more Alexa Chung news, and then check out our guides to the best chain strap bags, the best overnight bags, and the best evening bags.
Madewell Will Finally Launch An E-Commerce Site
Exciting news: Madewell, J.Crew's cool sister line, will bring their wares online with their own e-commerce site. Gigi Guerra, Madewell's marketing director, revealed to Refinery 29 that starting mid June you can shop everything from the brand online--even Alexa Chung's Madewell collaboration available this fall. We will keep you updated on the exact launch date, but in the meantime, check out some Madewell products that are available now on Shopbop: Madewell is known for their printed scarves, and this Madewell Metallic Plaid Scarf ($48) is a fun option for transitioning into summer. We love the mix of chains and rhinestones in this Madewell Chain & Rhinestone Jigsaw Necklace ($88). It's edgy and glam at the same time. Madewell makes great jeans in trendy shapes that fit well and don't cost a ton of money. These Madewell Leggings Jeans ($95) come in a slimming dark wash and will fit like a glove. This Madewell Floaty Floral Dress ($158) is a good option if you want a floral dress that you can wear to work and on the weekends. Check out Alexa Chung's Mulberry Bag that's selling out before it hits shelves, and then see our guides to the best celebrity scarves, the best shorts, and the best floral dresses.
4 Bad ’90s Trends We Never Expected To Be Cool Again
Fashion faux-pas from the '90s makes us cringe--yet some of the big trends are here to stay--at least for awhile. And dare we say, some of them are kind of growing on us. Here's our blast from the past trends to take note of, so you don't make those same styling mistakes this time around. Combat Boots In the early 90's, Claire Danes played a perpetually angsty and grunge-loving adolescent on My So Called Life. Today, much less angsty Emma Roberts looks more casual-chic than punk rock concert ready--but the combat boots are back. This Aqua blazer ($68.60, down from $98 captures the look perfectly. What do you think about Bess' ($460) take on Doc Martens by adding blinging gold grommets to the tops of combat boots? Shoulder Pads Looking back on Dynasty we can now understand that it wasn't exactly the pinnacle of high fashion. Joan Collins went all out with a colorblock jumpsuit, but we much prefer Kim Kardashian's glittering party girl look. Strong shoulders (whether shoulder pads are added or not) are everywhere. This Alice + Olivia sequin dress ($485) is no exception. Acid Wash Jeans The power of acid wash jeans was once so strong that even the guys on Beverly Hills 90210 wore them. We've stopped idolizing Dylan since, but the allure of the acid wash has not faded. Take a cue from Nicole Richie and pair them with hippy chic pieces inspired by the 1960s, so people don't mistake you for a member of the Peach Pit clique. These Michael Michael Kors skinny jeans ($44.90, down from $99.50)are great if you want to test, not invest in the acid wash trend. Add a floral crocheted blouse, like this one from Alloy ($34.90-$36.90). To finish it off in true Richie style, add a suede fringe bag from Delia's ($49.50) mixes decades to create a decidedly modern outfit. Wooden Clogs You get the idea: who could have ever predicted that wooden clogs would make a comeback? We truly hate to say this, but Alexa Chung looks pretty darn cool in head to clog Chanel, making us sufficiently jealous of her look. We think that Joie's black snakeskin clogs ($335) may be even better than Karl Lagerfeld's Chanel clogs. Find out about all the latest trends with our guides to spring fashion, including flat shoes and rain boots. Check out all the best online deals with our list of this week's online sample sales.
Alexa Chung’s Namesake Mulberry Bag Is Selling Out Before It Hits Shelves
While the Hermes Birkin bag wait list turned out to be a hoax, revealing it's more available than we previously thought, the same is not true for Alexa Chung's namesake handbag, the Mulberry Alexa (pictured above.) Upon its release in January, it has been consistently sold out, not even making it to the stores. As of now, the wait list is several months long. Shoppers can't get enough of the buttery leather satchel-briefcase, and it's easy to see why. It's huge, with a cool crossbody strap and classic looking hardware. It's the bag you'll get compliments on for another 60 years. From tan to pink pink leopard and royal blue, it comes in lots of shades. The cost? $1,150 for the smaller version and $1,250 for the larger bag. While the Alexa Mulberry bag is sold out everywhere online, if you're smart, you'll try Ebay, as there are about 10 for sale now---or check out the more affordable Mulberry Alexa clutch, below: The Mulberry Alexa Clutch, $895 for black, leopard for $685 (with only three left) is still expensive, but it has the makings of an Hermes Birkin bag, on a contemporary scale. Chung is our present day Jane Birkin--and we don't see the Alexa Mulberry range going out of style (or losing popularity) any time soon. Get designer deals by checking out our online sample sale page, and then check out our guides to the best overnight bags, the best cheap handbags, and the best evening handbags
Daily Links: Alexa Chung Talks Undies, Kim Kardashian Without Photoshop, More
1. Alexa Chung revealed that her must-have for Coachella is...good underwear. We didn't expect that one, but we couldn't agree more. Check out our guide to the best cheap underwear. [FabSugar] 2. The Mullavey sisters behind Rodarte say they can read each others' minds. We wish we could read theirs--what's next after Rodarte for Target? [WSJ] 3. J. Crew collaborated with Miriam Haskell on a line of bridal jewelry. Check out J.Crew's newest design collaboration with jewelry line Fenton/Fallon. [WWD] 4. Kim Kardashian and other celebs bared it all without retouching for the May 2010 issue of Harper's Bazaar. Magazines must be saving money with all these photo shoots sans retouching--see Jessica Simpson on the cover of Marie Claire au naturale. [Harper's Bazaar] Get all your fashion news at once with our other daily links, and then check out our guide to the best hair removal products, and the best bras for big busts.
Would You Wear Denim On Denim? These Celebrities Might Make You Consider It.
Wearing denim on denim has been a big trend for a couple of seasons now. What used to be a major fashion don't is sweeping the runways, and even celebrities are getting in on the debatable trend. Both Alexa Chung and Reese Witherspoon wore an oversized denim shirt--check out a great chambray shirt you can wear now and later--with a darker shade of jeans. Jessica Alba also wore mismatched shades of denim, and broke up the outfit with a blue t-shirt and a bright scarf. I think the trend is do-able, but if you don't want to take the plunge, check out four denim pieces you don't have to wear together: An oversized chambray shirt like this Old Navy Women's Boyfriend Shirt ($26.50) looks modern with khaki shorts, or even a floral skirt. If you're over the basic beige trench coat, this Calvin Klein Denim Trench ($128) is a nice alternative. This Topshop Denim Handbag ($70) has a light wash that is perfect for running weekend errands during the warmer seasons. I would usually never consider buying a denim shoe, but these ZiGiny Women's Ginger Ballet Flat ($59.95) are cute and simple. Check the other many trends that Alexa Chung influenced, then see our buying guides to the best celebrity jeans and the best blazers.
Bestsellers: Alexa Chung Waves Her Magic Fashion Wand To Make Clogs And Cut Offs Cool On Ebay
According to Vogue UK, everything Alexa Chung wears has been turning into retail gold on Ebay, rising up to 200% percent directly after she's worn them. It's a domino effect: she showed her fall 2010 collection for Madewell last month, and sent photos of her daily outfits to Vogue UK leading up to it. Ebay has seen her favorites rise to the top: denim shorts (she owns 10 pairs),clogs and the Mulberry Alexa bag. We couldn’t resist but to choose our favorite looks from Alexa’s repertoire – guess a little bit of her magic rubbed off on us, too. Alexa demonstrates how to wear denim shorts in winter and in spring--and apparently, readers agreed they needed a pair, too, as Ebay saw sales jump 277 per cent on the auction site after she wore them. You don’t need Chung’s svelte stems to rock her favorite Denim Shorts look – just go with a longer length. If you want to get in on the trend, try these denim cutoffs by J.Crew at left ($79.50). If you'd rather go a little longer and more relaxed, check out Rich & Skinny's Laid Back Shorts ($145) which offer a little room for a more relaxed feel so you don't look like you're trying too hard. When Chung posed on the March cover of Vogue UK in Chanel’s SS2010 clog, the Dutch classic came back with a vengeance, rising 200% in sales on Ebay. The good news is that if you want to give it a whirl, this one by Charli-C from Jeffrey Campbell ($124.95) is actually pretty cool. Alexa has reportedly contributed to a spike in Mulberry bags being bought by younger women. This one, which she carries everywhere, is named for her. Check out this Topshop large Merino holdall ($210) which has the same feel, but without the $1039 price tag. Feeling bold? Channel Chung completely by splurging on the flashier clutch version of her 'Alexa' Mulberry bag ($695), which features a pink shiny leopard print, a large gold closure and two buckle straps. Check out Ebay for more, or if you're not ready for denim shorts, check out our guide to skinny jeans, and get yourself a blazer, which goes well with everything on this page.
Sneak Peek: Dress In Contradictions Like Alexa Chung For Madewell
The fashion world has been obsessed with Alexa Chung for some time now--somehow she blends her classic tomboyish style with high fashion every day. Her collection for Madewell 1937 (J.Crew's little sister line), unveiled last night at New York's incredible Bowery Hotel, featured models posing on mini stages, wearing Alexa's signature style--nautical stripes, lots of tiny tailored shorts, and long flowy hair epitomized Alexa Chung. It's on: we're now lusting for everything in Madewell's upcoming collection, in stores this spring. We're really inspired to pair our chunky wool socks with thick strappy sandals--it looks super cool, like you're not trying too hard. Now we're going to show you some of the best pieces we can't wait to buy, and how to get the look: (more…)