By Plum Sykes, Vogue magazine
Somehow, this week, I have found myself transformed from Voguette to royal-wedding dress correspondent. According to the British press, Catherine Middleton might have once seen a picture of my Alexander McQueen wedding dress and might have, apparently, decided to ask Sarah Burton, the new chief designer at McQueen, to create her dress for this historic wedding. As a result, I have become some kind of expert on top-secret royal wedding dresses-even though I, like the rest of the world, have not got any inside information about who really is making the Dress.
It's surreal, but on Tuesday of this week, I found myself in the late Princess Margaret's apartments in Kensington Palace discussing Catherine's and Diana's style with Good Morning America presenter Robin Roberts and British fashion designer Amanda Wakeley. Wakeley designed the green suit in which Diana formally resigned from public life, and she also designed the chic navy suit Middleton wore for her
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- Vogue Magazine | Fashion – Thu, Apr 28, 2011 9:42 PM EDT
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- Vogue Magazine | Green – Mon, Apr 25, 2011 7:34 PM EDT
By Rickie De Sole, Vogue magazine
Unless you've really gone off the grid, you know that Earth Day was last week. While there are more ways to be green than there are clean fish in the sea, we've rounded up the new, most stylish means for living in harmony with nature in 2011-from sustainably built villas in Vietnam to truly local dining in Manhattan's West Village. Why ship tomatoes from 3,000 miles away when you can just bring them down from the roof?
Read More »from Vogue's Green List: Eco Getaways, Beauty Fixes, Meals, and More
The $1,000 T-shirt has its customer, but many women wouldn't think of spending that kind of money on a piece of cotton unless it had a round-trip ticket to Europe pinned to it-in which case it'd be considered a bargain. For those stylish shoppers, above we offer the best tees to buy for about a tenth of the cost.
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- Vogue Magazine | Fashion – Fri, Apr 22, 2011 7:45 PM EDT
Blame it on the House of Fabergé. Ever since the company crafted its first luxuriant egg back in 1885 for Tsar Alexander III (it was a gift for his wife, Empress Maria Fedorovna), there's been nothing more covetable at Easter than an over-the-top, extravagant egg. And for anyone eggs-ercising (sorry!) restraint against all things sugar in the lead-up to the big day, an unimaginative chocolate mold, just doesn't cut it. That's why Vogue.com scoured the shops for our favorite incredible eggs-edible and otherwise-and asked a crop of créateurs to offer up their vision of how a decadent Easter egg should look. Whether space-age bijoux, hand-painted, glitter-sprinkled, paper-covered or femme fatale-personified, we're sure you'll agree the delicious options out there are far too good to eat.
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By Lindsey Botts, Vogue magazineRead More »from Earth Day Style: The Best Bag for Your Bike
With all the cycling that accessories designer Hillary Taymour does, shuttling samples of her Collina Strada collection from her home in Brooklyn throughout New York City, it's easy to imagine why she'd want a simple, safe carryall. "I got sick of having the weight of a bag on my shoulders while riding," she says. "I figured I'll design one that works accordingly."
The Moto bag she created takes into consideration both the user (the straps fasten to the seat or handlebars of the bicycle so that it carries the weight) and the Earth (Taymour uses organic cotton and non-chrome dyes). Beginning on Earth Day, this Friday, April 22, the Moto will be available in five nature-inspired colors on collinastrada.com, and 25 percent of the day's sales will benefit the Japanese Red Cross Society.
As the weather begins to turn, Vogue.com asked Taymour to share her favorite cycling spots.
In New York:
"I love biking from South 4th Street along Kent Avenue in
Photographed by Cara Stricker, Vogue magazine
Revelers descended on the Palm Springs desert in droves for this year's Coachella Valley Music Festival. Decked out in the essentials-a pair of sunglasses, light and airy clothes, and concert-ready cross-body bags-the crowds enjoyed live music from Arcade Fire, Cults, The Strokes, and more, while also partaking in the many weekend after-parties, including Mulberry's barbecue bash and Phillip Lim's poolside party. As usual, the California sunshine led to fun and a fuss-free, bohemian style prevailed. From knit dresses to vintage T-shirts to studded sandals, above are the hits from Coachella.
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By Esther Adams, Vogue magazineRead More »from Vogue Says: The Skirts-Over-Pants Trend
A fresh fix for perhaps the most classic fashion conundrum-how to glamorize a day look for evening-is the skirt-over-pant trend, a runway revelation that started with the seemingly relaxed yet stunningly embellished pieces that drew tears (yes, tears) from the audience at Chanel Haute Couture and continued with the more casual versions Haider Ackermann and Balenciaga's Nicolas Ghesquière designed for fall. It's a younger, easier approach to black tie, and an invitation for the Art Production Fund's spring benefit promised the perfect party to debut this layered look.
Who better to opine on a novel ensemble than New York's coolest art aficionados? In an effort to dress and dash, I threw a stone-studded lace H-line skirt from Dolce & Gabbana over the pair of simple Céline trousers I'd worn to work that day.
"I've done that before!" Amanda Brooks said approvingly. After a quick discussion of proportions and aesthetics, she decided a skinnier pant was
By Emily Holt, Vogue magazine
Edith Head's 1967 book How to Dress for Success, a 180-page guide to the perfect ensemble for every occasion, is back on shelves. While it's a light, nostalgic read-"Looking like a super-efficient executive secretary may help you get the job, but it won't help you punctuate the letters."-some of the particulars felt, thankfully, a little outdated.
Read More »from Vogue's Guide To Dressing For Success
- Vogue Magazine | Fashion – Mon, Apr 11, 2011 8:55 PM EDT
Reese Witherspoon knows her way around a red carpet. The Oscar-winning screen veteran has been acting since the ripe age of fifteen after all. Her career has included memorable roles like perpetually-in-pink Elle Woods in Legally Blonde and country-music icon June Carter Cash in Walk the Line. Her success has meant that she's attended more than her fair share of premieres and awards ceremonies-somehow always able to put together a completely polished and poised look despite the fact that she's a working mother of two. So, in honor of her May cover and her recent turn as Marlena in the forthcoming Water for Elephants, we've picked our favorite Reese Witherspoon red-carpet moments.
Read More »from Reese Witherspoon Most Memorable Red Carpet Moments
By Christine Lennon, Vogue magazineRead More »from Style Ethics with Alicia Silverstone
"I have some guidelines when it comes to clothes, or anything really," says Alicia Silverstone, celebrity authority on the vegan lifestyle. "First, I try to find it used so I'm not creating more waste. If I can't find it used, I'll make sure it's made with an eco material. If I can't find it in either of those categories, I'll buy something regular. But I rarely have to do that."
Her no-waste philosophy is shared by Gregory Parkinson, who designed this dress made from recycled silk that's hand-colored with environmentally friendly, water-soluble dyes.
Silverstone's book, The Kind Diet, is a New York Times best seller; her blog, thekindlife.com, has become a forum to discuss everything from Umeboshi plum vinegar to the best places to buy leather-free sneakers.
In the meantime, she's found a comfortable balance as an actor, performing to rave reviews on Broadway (most recently in Donald Margulies's Time Stands Still) and finding small but