Good things come in threes, like this trio of springtime style flicks. Save one for a rainy day or beat the early heat with a matinee.
Dior and I
Released Sunday, April 12, this documentary details the insane amount of work, tenacity and heart that went into the first Dior collection presented by the fashion house’s newly appointed creative director, Raf Simons. Using behind-the-scenes footage, director Frédéric Tcheng brings the house’s drama to life, yielding a must-see for aspiring designers and fans of the luxury line alike.
Excellently accessorized with her iconic, oversized, thick-rimmed round glasses, 93-year-old Iris Apfel is one of the most recognizable faces in fashion, and the kind of person that young fashionista women (and many men) aspire to be when they grow up. Her career spans massively influential decades of style and her fun-loving outlook on life is as refreshing as it is inspirational. This documentary from director Albert Maysles gives a glimpse into Apfel’s life, trailing her as she navigates her fast-paced and glamorous world, from party hopping and handling her career to settling into intimate moments at home with husband Carl Apfel. Set to release on April 29, Iris is a sweet and stylish portrait of a woman who never ceases to amaze.
Starring Gaspard Ulliel as a young Yves Saint Laurent, this stunning biopic set to drop in the U.S. on May 8 is a visual spectacle chronicling the life of this seminal French fashion favorite. Director Bertrand Bonello presents an ode to haute couture as told through the clothes showcased throughout the film, starting the story at the height of Saint Laurent’s influence and popularity, and jumping around through time to highlight essential epochs of the designer’s career. While the non-linear plot can be a bit rocky to follow at times, the cultural impact of the quintessential fashion house remains crystal clear.
Designers in Paris tend to march to their own very distinct beat, and the shows there always deliver a beautifully diverse array of trends. There were, however, certain key looks, items and ideas that emerged over the course of all four of this season’s fashion weeks and reached their apex in the French capital.
Among our Top 10: A mood of romantic, gothic Victorian; a nostalgic ’70s feeling; and a clean-edged retro-future idea that recalls the ’60s but is brought up to date with modern fabrications. Fur and layered texture continue in importance and a tailored coat, sleek bag and fitted boot will all be must-haves come fall. High-shine leather and precious dimensional embellishments in unexpected forms keep the look sleek, modern and feminine. Enjoy!
Ooh la la! Aimee Song seriously heated up the street-style scene today. This slim, sexy knit dress is a dream on her, especially with that California glow. I would wear this outfit in a second, if I thought I could look half as amazing as Aimee! Lace-up stilettos amp up the sex appeal even further. A subtle touch of makeup and minimal jewelry keep this look modern and chic.
Maria’s graphic sweater caught my eye straight away. There’s something a little bit modernist–as well as nouveau southwestern–about the pattern that is really interesting. Culottes continue to dominate the street-style scene, and I love these menswear-inspired crops. The mirrored Dior sunnies are the most popular sunglasses style of the season and add some shine to this tonal look.
“I love making women feel beautiful and empowered,” says Beauty Stylist Nadia Tyby at Nordstrom Fashion Island in Newport Beach, CA. “And everything about make-up is about a feeling.” If, as the holiday season approaches, the feeling you’re going for is sparkly and bright, Tyby can help with that, too. The four-year Nordstrom beauty pro says she’s already got her favorite Adrianna Papell shimmering party dress primed for party duty, and she was more than happy to turn us on to the three top tools in her glitter bag.
For the face: “I am obsessed with beautiful luminating skin. Shimmer Brick by Bobbi Brown is a perfect balance of shimmer and radiance leaving the skin looking healthy and youthful.”
For the eyes: “Adorn your eyes by pressing perfectly sparkly Mac Pressed Pigments onto the lids. Totally dresses up any outfit. Feeling a little sassy? Before applying your shadow, Spray Fix Plus on to your shadow brush and then pack that pigment on!”
For the lips: “Dior Golden Shock – Addict is pretty amazing. It’s lightweight and plumping, creating fuller luscious lips that say ‘kiss me.'”
Oh Tina, how much do I love your style? Beaucoup!Tina Leung (Tina Loves) is one of those fashion stars by whom I am consistently inspired. Her style is so uniquely “Tina”, but is still approachable.
Today’s look is absolutely modern and chic. Her long navy one-piece has a sleek cut and structure. J’adore the hints of hardware on both her belt and jewelry. And of course, a red lip is always a good idea!
These young ladies radiate Parisian chic. Their personal styles are completely different, but blend together well. Lace is a major theme for the season, and this peek-a-boo style skirt is gorgeous. I love the white tee pairing, too. It’s casual and effortlessly cool. The sleeveless duster coat is bright and bold, and I am loving that sleek cut. There’s a great balance of modern and retro lines in these two looks. Merci les filles!
Harley Viera-Newton is flawless. I have such a style crush on her! The sweater dress is one of those things I always want to wear, but never take the plunge. Harley’s belted pastel look, however, has me ready to try again. Her metallic kitten heels are the perfect height to pair with her mini dress, and I love how her jeweled accents tie back to the silver heels. This is a retro modern feminine look—and a totally inspired one at that!
The scene outside Dior was utter mayhem, but Caroline was sweet enough to pause for a quick snap. The moto jacket is clearly here to stay for another season. This belted green style is a great update to the classic cut. The leather adds a nice hit of texture to Caroline’s floaty skirt and simple top. And we have to mention those amazing heels—so cheeky and fun!
Look who’s back to wow us once again with her flawless style: Miss Joanna Hillman! You all know how much of a style crush I have on the market editor of Harper’s Bazaar, and with good reason.
Joanna took on new denim and global themes at once with her amazing tasseled smock dress. Her modern gladiator sandal pairing is pitch-perfect, and Joanna’s trademark bold lip adds all the color she needs.