Rihanna Takes Paris
I know this happened last week, but Rihanna’s rendezvous in Paris still blows my mind. Not only did she get to visit the city of lights but she also got to mingle with Azzadine Alaia, Olivier Rousteing, and pose like and with a photo of Coco Chanel. Fortunately Rihanna was nice enough to share this experience through her ever-entertaining Instagram account. Followers went inside of Coco Chanel’s apartment, to dinner with “Mr. Alaia,” and to the Balmain showroom.
There is no doubt newly single Rihanna is living the life. Eat your heart out Chris Brown!
In the meantime, lets drool over her trip.
THEE STAIRCASE!!! #Cocos
Thank you to my dear friends at Chanel Paris!!! -- What a gift! This Chanel Lego Bag retails for $8,350! Think she has an extra?
Replicating a #Coco moment
He took us to his showroom!!! #Alaia #afterhours #thatshowweballout #HowParisIsDone #ItsABajanThing #weknowwhyyoumadoverthurr
Me and my baby!!!! @olivier_rousteing #diamondsworldtour #backstagelife #PaRih
#LostFile Playtime at the #Balmain studios the other day with @Olivier_Rousteing
Me being a lil fashawn heaux! #BalmainOffices #TheyOnlyPlayMyMusicInHere #HeCalledMeHisMUSE #IDiiiiiiieeeeddd
Handbag Trends: Fall 2013
Fall 2013 is on the horizon and it is our job to be prepared. Crocodile leather, pony hair, metal hardware, day clutches, matte black, and backpacks are all in style. After investigating the heavy hitters in the designer handbag category I found the bags that we just need.
Chanel, Celine, Proenza Schouler, Prada, Versace, and Balenciaga all made our list and are at the forefront of the movement. So let it sink in and be ahead of the ever-changing curve because this fall has so much arm candy to offer.
Alexander Wang for Balenciaga Fall 2013 -
I don't care what people say about this bag, it is gorgeous.
Prada Fall 2013 - I could probably fit my cell phone, wallet, make up, extra pair of shoes, and my dog in this clutch but that doesn't mean it isn't simply stunning. Red crocodile is so my weakness.
Celine Fall 2013 - Just looking at this bag makes me excited for fall.
Chanel Fall 2013 -
Pony hair + Boy Bag = LOVE
Chanel Fall 2013 -
Side note, this Boy Bag is less structured than the typical Boy Bag and was held down the runway as an oversized clutch... genius.
Proenza Schouler Fall 2013 - This color is amazing and ostrich leather is more amazing.
Celine Fall 2013 - Matte black makes me feel sleek and stylish. This bag might be my favorite.
Versace Fall 2013 - I don't think you can fit your Macbook Pro in this, but who said fashion was functional? This backpack is a great statement for those bold enough to make it.
Trendabl Store Spotlight: Switch
Owner of Switch Boutique
My style is…
feminine and casual
I cannot live without..
My new Switch summer skirt
My last purchase was…
I have a jewelry addiction, and just added a Julia Cohen initial cuff to my collection
Next on my wish list is…
The Giada Forte Metallic Pants we are getting in for Fall
My fave fashion….
Store (besides your own of course)?
A fashion rule you never break is
There are no rules!
What most inspires your Trendabl posts?
The new clothing and jewelry pieces we get in everyday at the store!
If you could shop anyones closet, whose would it be?
What trend(s) are you most excited to incorporate into your store for fall?
Dying for all of the feminine lace pieces that we have coming in from Preen
How did you first get interested in fashion?
I have been playing dress up since I was a little girl
What do you love about living in LA?
The laid back healthy lifestyle and the weather
Who would you most like to see on Trendabl?
What fashion motto do you live by?
Wear whatever makes you feel comfortable and good about yourself.
Follow Switch on Trendabl! @switchboutique
Trendabl Top Ten Best Dressed: 2013 CFDA Fashion Awards
Models, actors, designers and even the former Secretary of State graced the red carpet on Monday for the annual CFDA Fashion Awards, which took place at the Alive Tully Hall in Lincoln Center. The awards were once again underwritten by Swarovski. The event recognizes the outstanding contributions made to American fashion by individuals from all areas of the industry and related arts. Below is a list of the winners. Click through to see our top ten best dressed from the evening!
Menswear Designer of the Year:
Womenswear Designer of the Year:
Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler
Accessory Designer of the Year:
Phillip Lim, for 3.1 Phillip Lim
Swarovski Award For Accessory Design:
Swarovski Award For Menswear:
Public School’s Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne
Swarovski Award For Womenswear:
Max Osterweis and Erin Beatty of SUNO
Founder’s Award in Honor of Eleanor Lambert:
Oscar de la Renta
Media Award in Honor of Eugenia Sheppard:
Board of Directors’ Tribute:
Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award:
Lily Aldridge in The Row
Olivia Palermo in Dennis Basso
Jessica Chastain in Givenchy
Miranda Kerr in Proenza Schouler
Sofia Vergara in Herve L. Leroux
Kerry Washington in Jason Wu
Nicole Richie in Marc Jacobs
Rooney Mara in Calvin Klein
Hilary Rhoda shines in this black and white halter
Vera Wang in her own creation
Trendabl Top Ten Summer Trends
TGIFS! Thank god it’s f**king summer.
Memorial Day marks the beginning of the best three months out of the year and it is finally here. For those fashionistas out there, summer is more than just bronzing and bbqs - its about what you wear in the warm days to come. Browsing the look books of some of our favorite shopping sites (Revolve, Planet Blue and Nasty Gal - to name a few), we compiled a list of the top ten things you need in your closet this summer. From tie-dye to tropical prints, we’ve got you covered. Just don’t forget the most important accessory of all - SPF - because a burn is never chic. Until next week! xx