Shopper’s Alley Style Retrospective: Cate Blanchett
Few A-List actresses seem to be as adventurous on the red carpet as Cate Blanchett. The 2-time Oscar winner is known for her effortless, off-the-runway style, inclined towards pieces that seem more Met Gala than Oscars or Cannes. From a deconstructed all-black piece by Margiela, to a Japanese beadwork couture dress by Givenchy, see our all-time favorite looks of Cate Blanchett in our latest luxury review.
Reinventing Modern Classics: BVLGARI’s Newest B.ZERO1 Collection
As a heritage jewelry brand, BVLGARI has been renowned for its inventive take on timeless classics. From the iconic, snake-themed Serpenti collection, to the expressive Divas’ Dream Jewels, many of its designs have been reinterpreted over the decades. Today, another one of its treasured collections has undergone a glamorous revamp – namely, the B.ZERO1 collection, which was initially released as an exclusive ring selection back in 1999.
Oversized Handbags: Spring/Summer 2018’s Biggest Accessory Trend
Form or function? It’s a dilemma many face when getting any new piece for their wardrobe. Yet with this season’s latest handbags, why not simply have both? In the Spring/Summer 2018 collections, the oversized bag seems to have ruled the runways, popping up everywhere from LOEWE to Bottega Veneta. Now, suit yourself with a gorgeous bag you can also take just about anywhere.
Below, #FindYourLuxury with our handpicked selection of this season’s biggest accessory trend.
Red Carpet Royalty: Shopper’s Alley’s All-Time Favorite Oscar Looks
Every year, all eyes are glued onscreen to the annual Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars – and for many in the fashion industry, the Olympics of style. This is rightfully so – as the Oscars are the time of year when designers pull out all their stops, and have their creations worn by the biggest movie stars in the world.
As we count down to this year’s Academy Awards, #FindYourLuxury as we list (in no particular order) our all-time favorite Oscar looks.
Modern Fairytales: 2018’s Latest Footwear Trend
2018 is all about sparkling, shimmering, and sequined craftsmanship – continuing the maximalism designers have championed over the past few seasons.
From New York to Paris, the Spring/Summer 2018 collections saw some of the glitziest ready-to-wear outfits parading down the runway. If head-to-toe sequins might feel too much for you, then perhaps a sparkling fairytale-inspired heel would be the perfect alternative. Take a look at some of #ShoppersAlley’s top Cinderella-inspired picks for your shoe collection.
Shopper’s Alley Style Retrospective: Rihanna
More than the top designers and exciting new brands that rule the runways, we at #ShoppersAlley love highlighting some of the most stylish celebrities all over the world. Today, we take a look at Rihanna – a Grammy-winning R&B musician, occasional film actress, and nowadays, a head-turner on and off the red carpet.
From Music Star to Fashion Royalty: Get to Know Victoria Beckham
Known to many as a former Spice Girls singer, and the wife of one of the world’s most famous footballers, Victoria Beckham has finally made her own mark as a style icon. This year, she was awarded an Order of the British Empire for her contributions to women’s fashion, proving that she has truly gone beyond the idea of a celebrity clothing line.
Get to know Victoria Beckham’s thoughts on her life and career, and the Hollywood stars who have worn her designs in our latest luxury review.
Versace Spring/Summer 2018: In Praise of Femininity
Milan has become a city of celebration. As the curtain to the Versace runway drew open, out came some of the most iconic supermodels of the 1990s, all of whom were muses to former creative director Gianni Versace (who tragically passed away in 1997). Taking his place was his sister Donatella, who has since become a notable figure on her own, as she continued his brother’s legacy of empowering women to embrace their femininity and sexuality.
This spectacle was on full display at their latest runway show, where we saw luscious silk pieces and patterns inspired by the atelier’s archive. From Andy Warhol velvet print dresses, to opulent Renaissance-themed skirts, painting-like gold chain handbags, and bejeweled strappy stilettos – the collection is proudly glamorous yet surprisingly timeless. #FindYourLuxury and see Versace’s latest womenswear collection below.
Get to know: Jason Wu and Luxury Fashion
A Canadian artist and a New York-based fashion designer, Jason Wu got his biggest career mark after getting introduced by Vogue Magazine’s editor-at-large, André Leon Talley to then first lady of the United States, Michelle Obama. Wu designed her dresses on several occasions, including those worn during the first and second inauguration of American President Barack Obama. His early clients also included Ivana Trump, January Jones, and Amber Valletta. In June 2013, Wu was named as the Art Director of German fashion house Hugo Boss overseeing the entire womenswear range.
Dressing in Dreamy Velvet: The Latest Hollywood Style Trend
For grand occasions, one deserves to dress up in the grandest number. With rich fabrics being paraded down the runways, Shopper’s Alley takes a look at the latest trend among the ateliers: velvet gowns in various cuts and embellishments.
In our latest luxury review, we’ve picked out three of the most sophisticated ensembles from Hollywood’s A-List.