Olympia le Tan
What Everyone Was Talking About in Paris This Weekend
From the Instagram-ification of fashion shows to the collections from Comme des Garçons, Céline and Alexander McQueen.
The Best Bags and Coats from Day 3 of New York Fashion Week
Trending: Stella McCartney resort 2015.
Watch Ronnie Spector Perform at Olympia Le-Tan's '60s Girl Group Spring Fashion Show
Fashion shows in Paris tend to feel very serious. They're staged in the grandest Baroque buildings and they're very exclusive. On the night of the most serious, most exclusive show of Paris fashion week--Hedi Slimane's debut collection for Yves Saint Laurent--Olympia Le-Tan presented her spring summer ready-to-wear and handbag collection. It was not serious. It was not exclusive. It was pure fun. The most fun I had at a fashion show all week, in fact.
Happy Bastille Day! Celebrate With a Look Back at Our Favorite French Style Icons, From Yesterday and Today
What is it about the French? Or French women to be exact? No matter what they're wearing--whether it be a t-shirt or a ballgown--they always manage to exude that certain...je ne sais quoi. And it's precisely that je ne sais quoi that has inspired designers (and our wardrobes) for generations. So in honor of Bastille Day, we're taking a look back at some of our favorite french style icons--from those of the past like Jane Birkin and Brigitte Bardot, all the way up to the new guard, like Charlotte Gainsbourg and Lea Seydoux. Click through to see them all.
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Meet the New It-Bags
It-bags, while not quite as flashy these days as their Baguette ancestors, are definitely still thriving. Much like the new It-girls, they're more simply adorned and low-key. But despite a lower profile--and lack of logos plastered all over--they're still very much a thing.
Olympia Le-Tan Launches New Italian Cinema-Inspired Collection for Pitti W; Will Launch Apparel for Fall 2012
"I rather like to see someone I don't know wearing my bag in the street and I have no idea how they got it," Olympia Le-Tan said at the press conference before the presentation of handbags she'd designed as the special guest of Pitti W, the smaller women's counterpart to Florence's famed menswear trade show, Pitti Uomo. "Of course, it's nice when Natalie Portman is wearing one at a premiere, too," she added. Le-Tan, who began her design career under Gilles Dufour at Chanel at just 19, has earned the adoration of fashion insiders like Sofia Coppola and Olivier Zahm for both her hand-crafted book clutches and her DJ skills at Paris hot spot Le Baron. As the first accessories designer invited to present at Pitti W, Le-Tan churned out an appropriately Italian-themed collection comprised of 36 bags inspired by Italian cinema and literature.
It's Friday the 13th, But Don't Fear: Here Are Some Lucky Looks To Get You Through
Today is the first Friday the 13th of 2012, which if you're very superstitious, makes today a very ominous day. (Add this traditionally unlucky day to the purported ending of the world in 2012, and you have a panic attack on your hands.) If you're going to be superstitious, you might as well look good while doing it, so put away your garlic cloves and old rabbit foot and invest in some of these fashionable items that will bring you luck and ward off evil spirits in the new year. There's everything from cross shaped sunglasses (for fending off vampires and/or Twilight fans) to a Wednesday Addams inspired dress that's just plain adorable. Find the best lucky items to buy today after the jump. more