MISS AMERICANA: THE MOST STYLISH WOMEN TO GRACE THE WHITE HOUSE
Whether as First Lady or Vice President, the women of the White House have consistently shown time and time again their regal yet intellectual prowess through the art of a well-curated wardrobe, proving that style can always easily meet substance. There’s the ever-revered Jackie Kennedy-Onassis, whose debutante charm captured the attention of the world; Michelle Obama who brought an effervescent magnetism with her proudly American numbers; and there’s Kamala Harris, whose simple yet socially conscious statements have floored the fashion and political crowds alike. Below, take a look at the most stylish women to have ever graced the White House, as handpicked by the Shopper’s Alley team.
FENDI STUNS WITH KIM JONES’ INAUGURAL COUTURE COLLECTION
Kim Jones, of Dior and Louis Vuitton menswear fame once again makes a splash, this time as he helms the Artistic Director role at Italian fashion house Fendi, which recently debuted an exquisite haute couture collection that takes viewers to a personal trip back to his humble English origins. From look 1 to 19, spectators were treated to a classical extravaganza that melds Charleston Farmhouse (a historic country home in Sussex, where Jones was raised) with the time-travelling escapades of a Virginia Woolf novel. How so?
THE DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE’S MOST FASHIONABLE LOOKS
Kate Middleton is a fashion icon in her own right. As she navigates life as a member of the British monarchy, the Duchess of Cambridge has become synonymous with understated elegance. Her wardrobe goes beyond simple silhouettes and high-street dresses by attending state banquets wearing custom gowns with timeless designs and cuts from a consortium of designers that she has come to rely on. What is even more amazing is that the mother of three religiously advocates sustainability in fashion by repeating outfits and clothing items – even on the red carpet! In this Luxury Review, Shopper’s Alley lists down the Duchess of Cambridge’s standout fashion moments over the years.
CAPSULE COLLECTION CELEBRATING THE GLAMOROUS LEGACY OF KENZO AND KANSAI YAMAMOTO
Kenzo Takada, known for his signature floral prints, was the first Japanese designer who took the French capital by storm almost overnight due to his romantic style, with its eclectic mix of color, touches of exoticism, ethnic prints, and folksy embroidery. His designs suited the mood of the 1970s but adapted well to the slicker look of the 1980s and 1990s. While Kansai Yamamoto has become synonymous with his avant-garde style – sculptural tailoring which wraps and envelopes the body, a layered approach to dressing, and the use of bright color and pattern.
LOUIS VUITTON GIVES ITS MIDAS TOUCH TO THE COSMOS
Throughout history, the great masters have interpreted their view of the world above in various ways: from Picasso’s constellation illustrations to Van Gogh’s iconic Starry, Starry Night. Recently, Louis Vuitton also unleashed its own nod to the galaxy, with a new high jewelry collection called “Stellar Times”.
Envisioned by the brand’s resident designer Francesca Amfitheatrof, the Maison gives its Midas touch to the different planets of the solar system, using diamonds, sapphires, rubies, and garnets to embody their beauty. In total, the collection spans seven different themes, each inspired by a corner of the cosmos. Discover our favorite looks from this exquisite new release in our latest luxury review.
CHESS CHIC: THE BEST LOOK FROM THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT
In the past few weeks, viewers (including the team at Shopper’s Alley) have become obsessed over The Queen’s Gambit, the trending Netflix miniseries that follows the life of chess prodigy Beth Harmon amid the seismic shifts of the 1950s and 1960s, both for its accurate portrayal of the game, as well as its magnificent acting performances – by Peaky Blinders’ Anya Taylor-Joy no less. Still, the vintage style is winning the series many fans as well, from the structured coats to the full skirts, and other mod staples emblematic of the Swinging Sixties.
On this latest luxury review, check out our favorite looks from The Queen’s Gambit below!
THE BEST LOOKS FROM NETFLIX’S EMILY IN PARIS
Netflix’s new series, Emily in Paris, has united the jet-setters and fashion enthusiasts with its remarkable shots of Paris’ romantic architecture, a go-getter female protagonist, and her tres chic outfits. The creative genius behind the charming Emily Cooper is none other than the costume designer of the iconic 90s show Sex and the City, Patricia Field. She curated the character’s wardrobe through outfits taken from the 2019 and 2020 fashion trends to help Emily’s bubbly personality shine as bright as the Eiffel Tower at night.
Looking for new style inspiration? Read on this month’s Luxury Review to see some of our favorite outfits from Emily in Paris!
1. Tres Checkered Chic
Emily Cooper is not exactly the type to blend in. Proof? A black and white checkered suit with an eye-catching red beret and a big smile during her French class. Since the outfit is a combination of neutral colors, it helps make the shade of her beret stand out.
2. Dreamy Pastel
Emily definitely got inspired by the Parisienne dessert – macaron – in this style. Veering away from her usual vibrant shades, the charming protagonist dressed up in softer hues: pastel pink Dior beret paired with a light-colored tweed jacket.
3. The Modern Audrey Hepburn
Shopper’s Alley had to look twice when Emily floated down the stairs in a gorgeous headpiece, sultry fur coat, and a long black dress to make sure we are not seeing an Audrey Hepburn twin. The actress, Lily Collins, is known for admiring the iconic Audrey Hepburn so it’s not unlikely that she would pay her a little tribute in this style.
4. Think Pink!
Emily did not only “think pink” but actually embodies it! Her wardrobe consists of pinks in different shades — from coats to scarves. In this outfit, she layered a Fuschia-colored coat with a black and pink fur sweater.
Aside from pink, Emily does the same layering trick in multiple shades of green. She used her neon green coat at the highlight of her OOTD, and it perfectly complements her skin tone. Her love for the bucket hat trend is evident on the green plaid.
6. Thrilling Frills & Plaid
Emily took the Haute risque by pairing frills and ruffles with plaid. With the right accessories, form-fitting trousers, and a cropped plaid blazer, this combination can certainly become your next staple look
Apart from Emily’s innate confidence, the clothes help empower her through her crazy Parisian adventures. Talk to our luxury managers today to help you find a style that will empower you on your own journey towards success. #FindYourLuxury
WORK FASHION AT HOME: STYLISH WAYS TO LOOK GOOD WHILE WORKING FROM HOME
Never have we imagined video calls as an integral part of our life before the quarantine period started. Zoom, FaceTime, WhatsApp, Google Hangouts, Skype, and other video calling apps is now imperative for daily work meetings, and connecting with our family and friends during these uncertain times. With no one to impress and nowhere to go, what does dressing up mean nowadays? The old adage “business in the front, party in the back” is now adapted to suit our current WFH outfit by veering to business wear on top and casual comfort on the bottom. To help you with your fashion dilemma at home, Shopper’s Alley lists down good outfit pairings to inspire you at your most productive and boost your morale!
OUR FAVORITE NEW NORMAL FASHION RELEASES SO FAR
In the world of fashion, September has always been its most eventful month, and in spite of the New Normal, this 2020 is proving to be just as exciting. Apart from the socially-distanced Fashion Weeks from New York to Paris, there are also plenty of limited-edition releases from various heritage houses: think Chanel AirPod cases, Burberry totes, and a supermodel-designed jewelry collection.
Want to know more? Read on in our latest luxury review below!
FRENCH STYLE ICONS WE LOVE
The French women are known for their timeless style, sultriness, and sensibility. The style has served as inspiration for many women who want an effortless-looking outfit even if it wasn’t. Parisian style is about having an understated and restraint look that may not be the most creative but it’s still enviable in its timelessness and apparent ease. From emphasizing attitude over clothing to favoring minimalist basics, Shopper’s Alley lists down the chic women who redefined fashion through their je ne sais quoi attitude!