With his signature wit and flair for the dramatic, Brad created seven unforgettable looks for spring occasions, from casual brunches to marriage proposals (!) and everything in between. While he worked, he gave us pitch-perfect styling tips to help you create your own sexy, playful looks guaranteed to turn heads and make you feel like a million bucks.
Although he was crazy busy on the set, we managed to catch a few candid moments with the maestro, including a quick conversation between Brad and one of his closest companions:
Whether it’s dressed up or worn casually, denim’s effortless appeal can’t be denied. AG design director and surf enthusiast Mark Wiesmayr walks us through the brand’s spring 2014 collection and, in the process, bares the infinite possibilities of this durable and ever-evolving fabric.
On why denim has a universal cool factor: “It’s a ubiquitous fabric. It was made as workwear originally, so it never pretends to be too formal, and after wearing it throughout the last 160 years, we accept indigo as being a part of the monochrome family. It’s wearable with anything. Effortless is how so many of us want to appear, and that is part of denim’s cool factor. The way denim can be treated and given so many different finishes is also a part of being able to express our own individuality, without being too far out from the crowd.”
Got game? Wear it loud and proud with a statement-making Alexander Wang beanie that upholds the spirit of Principle 6 in a wordless show of solidarity. A portion of the proceeds from sales of this ‘P6′ Limited Edition Beanie support LGBT advocacy groups and the P6 Campaign, which takes its name and message from the entry of the Olympic Charter that declares, “The practice of sport is a human right.”
More than Just a Fashion Statement: Makeup guru Bobbi Brown, model Cara Delevingne, CFDA’s Steven Kolb and Man Repeller blogger Leandra Medine are just a few of the noteworthy names championing the cause.
Inspired by Hudson Taylor, Athlete Ally is a nonprofit dedicated to challenging homophobia and transphobia in sports. For more information on this empowering organization, visit Athleteally.org.
Lily Aldridge, 28, is the can-do super girl of fashion: She juggles motherhood, modeling and co-designing for Velvet by Graham & Spencer. Now on her second collaboration with the California brand, Lily creates the quintessential off-duty-model wardrobe that fuses rock-show looks with easy chic. Read on as Lily chats with The Thread about her excitement for Velvet, her design process and her adopted hometown.
When she’s not prepping for a Sports Illustrated cover shoot or strutting her wings as a Victoria’s Secret Angel, Lily’s cultivating her aesthetic as a designer.
On her design process: “I was inspired by people I know and by the style of people on the streets…I just naturally envisioned what I wanted to wear [for spring] and the pieces came together. Jenny [Graham] and Toni [Spencer] have been wonderful about letting me have creative control and listening to my ideas on movement of the garments and choosing the colors for the collection.”
Young, Fabulous & Broke, the California-cool brand that creates effortless fashions inspired by the streets of Los Angeles, is embracing the psychedelic colors of the ’60s for spring with their boho maxis. From striking tie-dyed hues to unassuming tie-dyed stripes, this new hippie chic is a stylish win for the upcoming music festival season.
“Tie Dye is always essential, but especially this spring! The sophisticated playfulness of the washes means it’s time to relax and let the sunshine bring us out of the darkness of winter. Springtime, bring it on! We dye for it,” says Heidi Cornell McKenna, creator of YFB.
For more warm-weather dressing ideas, check out our curated collection of the best items to take on your winter break in ourVacation Guide.
It’s officially one month into winter, and we’re officially ready for a post-holiday-season vacation to some warm, relaxing paradise. We may not be sipping tropical adult beverages by the sea just yet, but we’re imagining we are with the help of a little preparatory shopping. Check out our Vacation Essentials Guide, with everything you’ll need to pack for the perfect getaway—from Santorini to the Seychelles.
As we uncover the hottest fashion trends for 2014, there’s no hiding from camouflage—this rough-and-tough print is getting a modern, chic update with muted hues, metallic shine and metal accents. Check out a few of our fave key pieces that will add a dramatic flair to your style.
Okay. So it may not get a lot of points for being revolutionary, but we’re still spreading the word about how much we love this understated color duo right now. With the mixed prints and bold graphics that have been our style go-tos lately, a simple, pared-down blue-and-tan combo feels beautifully minimalistic—and so very wearable.
Here are a few of our favorite ways to incorporate this look into your wardrobe now (by layering on accessories) and for when the polar vortex gives way to warmer temps (via skirts and sandals—yes!).
“We all have our fitness wake-up call at some point in our lives, and it can be a powerful catalyst for change,” says Franci Cohen, a personal trainer, certified nutritionist, exercise physiologist and creator of SPIDERBANDS, a total-body cardio resistance workout. “Unfortunately, many people overcompensate and try to change everything at once, which is a disaster. Making lasting change involves going through stages that aren’t necessarily linear. People fluctuate and transition between the stages. Knowing how to move through them can get you where you want to be.”