This article originally appears in the July 2017 issue of ELLE. “Talent is equally distributed,” social entrepreneur Stacey Boyd says. “It’s opportunity that is not.” The idea for Olivela—Boyd’s new e-commerce site, which donates up to 40 percent of proceeds to children’s charities—came to her last summer, when she flew to Kenya and Rwanda to
Last night, the CFDA Awards made a powerfully political statement, honoring feminist icon Gloria Steinem, Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards, and actress/activist Janelle Monáe with Board of Directors’ Tribute awards. “Now about all of you in this room, I wonder what I could possibly say to you, because you are among the most creative and
After making a reported 1 million dollars on its first day of sales back in October and adding new styles for its season two launch, Emma Grede and Khloe Kardashian’s Good American denim collection is back for a third season, dropping new cuts and silhouettes throughout all of June. Courtesy of brand Advertisement – Continue
No piece of clothing transcends different styles, tastes, and backgrounds like a white tee. In a new Gap film, “Bridging the Gap,” the brand proves this using the basic shirt to bring together a diverse cast of 14 including Olympic fencer Miles Chamley-Watson, model Christie Brinkley, and rapper Wiz Khalifa. Together, they all model white
Last night was the CFDA’s annual Fashion Awards–aka the Oscars of the fashion industry. Raf Simons, who joined Calvin Klein as Chief Creative Officer in August 2016, won Designer of the Year in both the womenswear and menswear categories. He was the first designer to do so since Calvin Klein himself back in 1993. “It’s
Mickey Drexler, chief executive officer of the J.Crew Group, will be exiting the company mid-July, WWD reports. Drexler will remain Chairman but will be succeeded as CEO by James Brett, president of West Elm, who’s held leadership positions at Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie . “I am relaxed-ish,” Drexler, 72, said of the transition. “It’s a
Last month, Lauren Conrad told ELLE.com that finding maternity clothes has been a struggle. “It’s still very limited, and it’s hard,” she said. “Just because you become pregnant doesn’t mean your style changes. You still want to maintain your same aesthetic, but it can be very challenging with what is out there.” So, fittingly, Conrad
Experienced 10-outfit marathoner Selena Gomez was spotted in three different looks on Saturday in New York City—and has since been photographed in three more in the last 24 hours. Yesterday, she wore a bit of The Weeknd literally, stepping out in Times Square in what appears to be his Allure hoodie ($78 on his site).
Selena Gomez is in New York spending time with her boyfriend, Abel Tesfaye (better known as The Weeknd), but her style has taken centerstage. On Saturday, she wore not one, not two, but three different outfits. Selena started the day shopping in Soho with friends. She wore a tight pair of jeans, a fuzzy, striped
Kendall Jenner is on a quest to change how we feel about a very controversial fashion accessory. Three days in a row, Kendall stepped out proudly wearing fanny packs. On May 31, she paired the accessory with a classically fanny pack-friendly ensemble—a turtleneck and mom jeans. She made the look chic and fresh. Getty Advertisement
Tommy Hilfiger’s fall TommyNow show, featuring his and Gigi Hadid’s Tommy x Gigi collection, is set to take place in London, Women’s Wear Daily is reporting. The runway event will be at the city’s Roundhouse concert venue on Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. local time—meaning the show will be London Fashion Week’s finale rather
It seems like magazines (including this one!) are always telling you to do everything “like a French girl”: Dress, eat, wear a scarf, smudge your makeup, parent, and the list goes on. It’s overplayed, maybe, but there’s something about the effortlessness of “French girl” style that has enduring appeal. The country’s style emissaries–from ’60s icons
When looking at pictures of their lavish weddings and baby lamb visits, it sometimes can seem like the Royal family’s lifestyle is woefully out of reach. But in reality, you can actually incorporate a tiny piece of royalty into your own life—or, at least, your footwear. Getty Advertisement – Continue Reading Below Kate Middleton, the
“I’ve never really looked back,” Anna Sui says, sitting in the first room of “The World of Anna Sui,” a retrospective exhibition on the designer that opened at London’s Fashion and Textile Museum this week. The show, the first-ever retrospective of an American fashion designer held in the U.K., brings together over 125 complete outfits,
An Hermes Birkin bag has broken the world record for the most money ever paid for a handbag at auction, with a $380,000 winning bid at the Hong Kong event. The record was previously held by a different Birkin bag, for which a bidder paid $300,000 in 2016. Christie’s held the auction and would not
After months of teasing, Alexa Chung’s eponymous line has finally dropped. Presenting at the Danish Church of Saint Katharine London, the designer unveiled the summer collection to a laundry list of who’s-who, fashion editors, and close friends and family while the Capital Children’s Choir sang in the background. Mitchel Sams Advertisement – Continue Reading Below
Over Memorial Day Weekend the fashion set took to Florence, Italy for the Gucci Cruise 2018 show. Here’s everything you need to know, from a Donald Glover spotting to the new way Gucci is being spelled. The show took place in the Palatine Gallery of the Palazzo Pitti in Florence Courtesy of Gucci by Ronan
Count your lucky stars, because L.A’s must-have brand is about to be easier to buy. Staud and Net-a-Porter are joining forces for a capsule collection that stresses the e-retailer’s ever-changing roster of designers. The e-tailer is growing far beyond it’s luxury beginnings now selling Balenciaga, Prada, and Tom Ford alongside more affordable brands like J.
Alberta Tiburzi in ‘envelope’ dress by Cristóbal Balenciaga Harper’s Bazaar, June 1967 © Hiro 1967 Advertisement – Continue Reading Below Cristóbal Balenciaga was famously enigmatic, refusing to come out and take the traditional designer bow after his presentations, and giving only one interview during his fifty-year career. “[I]t’s very tricky to talk about the man
Memorial Day weekend always means tons of sales, and luckily for you we’ve got the scoop on all the best ones. Check out these not-to-be-missed fashion and home deals to start the summer season in style! Advertisement – Continue Reading Below Barneys: Up to 50% off new sale styles for the whole family and home.
Look, it’s not like politicians and their families wear cheap clothing. Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama have both come under fire for wearing $12,000 outfits. But Melania Trump just wore a $51,500 Dolce & Gabbana coat, which is about $7,000 more than the average American’s yearly salary. Advertisement – Continue Reading Below According to the
When you think Sarah Jessica Parker, you think Carrie Bradshaw. When you think Carrie Bradshaw, you think SHOES. It’s no wonder SJP has parlayed her Sex and the City roots into a successful accessories collection. Yesterday, the actress announced an exciting new launch for her brand: Sneakers. Or, at least, that’s what she’s calling them.
Jean-Michel Basquiat’s crown, Keith Harring’s radiant figures, images of graffiti and fashion from New York’s golden age of hip-hop (the ’80s) were pasted onto Pierpaolo Piccioli’s mood board for his 2018 resort collection alongside more standard Valentino #inspo like classical art. The show was set in New York, and drew obvious inspiration from the city.
That’s not to say it cures me of my fear. I stage-whisper to my desk neighbor, our social media director, Gena Kaufman, that I’m still terrified I’m going to accidentally pour my lunch all down my front. After all, last week I dropped mustard on my lap—twice. I basically eat like that Breakfast Machine. “I
The CFDA Awards–the Oscars for fashion designers, if you will–is taking place on June 5. This year, it’ll be more accessible to the public than ever with both the ceremony and red carpet being streamed on Facebook Live. On top of that, the CFDA just announced the launch of the Awards Journal, featuring the nominees
MM. Lafleur Advertisement – Continue Reading Below Since launching in 2013, MM.LaFleur has steadily become a go-to for women seeking office-friendly clothing. Now, they’ll be able to serve even more women’s work wardrobe needs with “First Addition,” its new launch of extended sizes from 14W to 22W. Available today, the collection includes 18 of MM.LaFleur’s
It’s been 45 years since Nike released the Cortez sneaker, a shoe that’s gone from a simple track and field performance piece to iconic wardrobe must-have in that time. Nike Advertisement – Continue Reading Below To celebrate, in an homage to the ’70s when the Cortez was first released, Nike’s tapped Bella Hadid to star
Street style icon Rihanna was photographed en route to a meeting in New York City yesterday, wearing a high-fashion oversized Canadian tuxedo. The crotch on it appears to go down to her knees: Splash Advertisement – Continue Reading Below The look seemingly comes from designer Matthew Adams Dolan, a Parsons MFA Fashion Design and Society