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February 18, 2014

Runway Rundown: Topshop Unique

Topshop looks to the tomboy for inspiration this fall. The coveted high street brand channels an attitude that fuses schoolgirl pretty (think English heritage motifs) with a rebellious streak.

The fashion pack front row.

Pictured L to R: Model Atlanta de Cadenet, DJ/model Harley Viera-Newton, Salem actress Ashley Madekwe, Kendall Jenner, Anna Wintour, Sir Philip Green, Kate Moss, Lottie Moss, Natalie Massenet and socialite Poppy Delevingne.

Traditional weatherproof outerwear meets sporty knits at the Topshop Unique runway show.

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February 18, 2014

Runway Rundown: Ashish

“I don’t look at trends ever. Any trends that arise within the collection are a course of nature.”
—Ashish Gupta

Delhi-born designer Ashish Gupta has built a lifestyle brand on the seams of his love affair with sequins and over-the-top razzle-dazzle.

Since debuting his collection a decade ago at London Fashion Week, Ashish’s campy designs have come to be adored by the glamourati, who were in for a treat with his prom-inspired fall collection that poked fun at the American high school experience with high-top sneakers, lettermen jackets and pom-pom fringe accents.

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Photos: GoRunway.com

Print mastermind Mary Katrantzou ventures into the unknown for fall 2014. The Greek-born designer ditches her signature digital artwork for heraldic insignia and symbolism, which she then translates through lace, sequins and Swarovski crystals. Designing within an industry that covets the new, now and next, Katrantzou effortlessly moves on that pulse to keep her brand on the forefront of fashion.

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UK-based blogger Wendy Gilmour (Thank Fifi) says she loves to attend all the hot ticket shows during London Fashion Week, even if the scene is getting crazier by the day. Wendy’s no stranger to The Thread and she’s looking as sleek and cool as ever. I love her siren red trousers and bag, and this sheer check-print blouse is one of the most popular layering pieces I’ve seen this season.

xo,
Crystal

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Printed Sheer Blouses | Red Trousers | Aviator Sunglasses

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Vince Camuto Batwing Blouse | Jones New York Pants | Ray-Ban Aviators

Look who’s back: Peony Lim! You can bet that every time I see Miss Lim, I ask her for a picture. I’ve never seen her looking anything but impeccable. Today’s red, white and blue outfit is sunny and fun—even if the weather was feisty.

xo,
Crystal

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Red Coats | Denim Tops | Red Pointed-Toe Pumps

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Cinzia Rocca Wool Coat | Current/Elliott Denim Shirt | CAROLINNA ESPINOSA Pump

Miroslava Duma is in the top 5 of the most in-demand street style stars. If she attends a show, you can bet every photographer in the vicinity will run her down for a shot. Considering the craziness that surrounds her, she’s remarkably composed and gracious.

Miro has impeccable, cutting-edge taste and she changes her look for every show, so it’s always an exciting surprise to see what she comes up with next.

xo,
Crystal

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Black Satchel Handbags | Plaid Skirts | Black Platform Sandals

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MICHAEL Michael Kors ‘Selma’ Bag | Elizabeth and James Skirt | Prada Ankle Strap Sandal

The scene outside the Christopher Kane show was beyond chaotic. Between the construction, traffic and security people running everywhere, it was nearly impossible to get a shot in. Luckily, this lovely lady was game to hop into the street with me.

I adore this look, from head to toe, with its edgy prep and sporty mod vibes. The leather details, the zipper, the sheer elements and the creeper-inspired shoes all add up to my perfect outfit.

xo,
Crystal

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Creepers | Sheer Long Sleeve Blouses | Motorcycle Jackets

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Miu Miu Creeper Oxford | T by Alexander Wang Chiffon Shirt | Topshop ‘Wylde’ Biker Jacket

Australian phenom, Nicole Warne, is the brains and beauty behind the blog, Gary Pepper. Nicole is not only ridiculously gorgeous and photogenic, but she was also one of the first major cross-over blog stars. Nicole’s style is effortlessly elegant. She stays true to her chic aesthetic and is a master of the high-low mix.

xo,
Crystal

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Polka Dot Blouses | Beauty Trend: Graphic Eyes | Maxi Skirts

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Chaus Polka Dot Blouse | Topshop Magic Liner | Free People Polka Dot Maxi Skirt

I just love all the genre mixing that is happening in the street style world right now. There’s something really compelling about that perfect mix of ladylike chic and downtown cool.

This show-goer has nailed it with her full skirt and kitten heels, paired with a casual striped rugby shirt. This outfit is going in my “must copy” file immediately!

xo,

Crystal

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Designer Kitten Heels | Pleated Skirts | Red Wallets

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Miu Miu Pointy Toe Pump |Pink Tartan ‘Tabitha’ Skirt | kate spade new york Wallet

The lovely Anouk is an internet fashion powerhouse. Founder and editor of the site Creators of Desire, she is also a writer and stylist. Anouk’s style was perfectly suited to today’s capricious London weather. Her oversized grey mohair is cozy yet cool, and she’s matched it up with the perfect pairings: aviators, casual pencil skirt, and sky-high boots.

xo,
Crystal

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Oversized Sweaters | Aviator Sunglasses | Over the Knee Boots

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Theory ‘Castra’ Oversized Sweater | Gucci Aviator Sunglasses | Stuart Weitzman ‘Demiswoon’ Boot