>> It's time to shine. Party-ready pumps, high-shine wedges, and sparkling sandals; they're the perfect antidote to any Holiday dressing dilemma. Here, 25 gorgeous picks to help you put your best foot forward for the New Year — and beyond.
Posts for December 2011
>> As 2011 draws to a close, here's a look back at some of the most memorable ensembles of the year. Among the hits? Giovanna Battaglia in vintage Versace, Amanda Brookes in sparkling Derek Lam, Karlie Kloss in super-sexy Anthony Vaccarello — and so many more. From supermodels to street style stars, from Proenza to Pucci — see who made the cut and who wore what, here in our 2011 roundup.
>> After recent news that Alessandra Ambrosio is pregnant comes word that fellow Victoria's Secret angel Lily Aldridge is expecting as well. Aldridge, 26, is reportedly about three months along, and, like Ambrosio, was already pregnant when she walked the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show back in November. This will be the first child for Aldridge, who married longtime boyfriend — and Kings of Leon front man — Caleb Followill last May.
Left, Aldridge and Followill at a recent event in New York.
>> The stylist — and reality television star — has inked a two-year deal with Kate Spade New York to be the brand's exclusive stylist. In addition to styling press events, presentations, ad campaigns, and e-commerce shoots, Goreski will use his social media expertise — he has over 127,000 Twitter followers — to help garner excitement around Kate Spade New York's ready-to-wear collection, which launched in 2009. "It’s my hope to get the ready-to-wear out there and see it more on the streets and see people playing with it and making it their own," Goreski said.
Though the stylist and the brand have teamed up in the past — Goreski styled the Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 ready-to-wear presentations — the deal makes Goreski's position within the brand official. "When I began to consider a stylist with whom I could really build an ongoing relationship and one whom I trusted, he was the first that came to mind," Kate Spade New York creative director Deborah Lloyd explained. "Besides being a great stylist, he is a joy to be around and a true gentleman. He keeps me laughing and keeps me on my toes."
>> The best of the new arrivals, all in one place. With the flood of Resort 2012 pieces taking over stores, a few Spring 2012 items trickling in, and all the Holiday 2011 items still lingering about, the shopping options this time of year seem nearly endless. So, which of the just-in pieces are topping our list this week? Think ponyhair pumps from Alexander McQueen, a hyper-floral shift from Erdem, and drool-worthy handbags from 3.1 Phillip Lim — just to name a few. Shop all those, plus more, here in the slideshow.
>> Bright citron solids, breezy stripes, and some very luxe-looking bags are already making their way into H&M stores for Spring 2012. Click through to preview the latest selection — plus see more of what's to come — all here in a brand-new mini lookbook modeled by Liya Kebede.
>> Kanye West will work on the second season of his clothing line from his new home base in London. West is reportedly making a permanent move from LA to the UK in order to have easier access to his advisers at Central Saint Martins, as well as to be closer to his design collaborator, Katie Eary. West plans to set up a studio in London and will show DW this March during Paris Fashion Week.
>> Victoria's Secret angel Alessandra Ambrosio was already about two months pregnant when she walked the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in November.
This will be the second child for the 30-year-old Brazilian supermodel and her fiancé, businessman Jamie Mazur; the couple have a 3-year-old together, Anja Louise. "Family is the most important thing for me and I'm thrilled to be adding to the family," Ambrosio told Us Weekly. "It's a blessing that it will soon be growing."
>> The shiny warrior princesses Max Azria offered up for Spring have found a slightly softer side in Pre-Fall 2012. Sure, they're still marching about in gladiator shoes, leather harnesses, and bandage dresses, but this time around the shoes are high-heeled, the harnesses are whip-thin, and the dresses are vivid in jewel tones, stripes, and sunset ombres. Though silhouettes remain just as body-con as ever, there are also a few surprises to be had: flippy skirts that flare at the hip, smooth-shouldered jackets, and a skintight dress with an airy, drapey train.
>> The 2011 results are in: Sarah Jessica Parker, Heidi Klum, and Jennifer Aniston regularly and reliably pulled in the top sales at the newsstand, and Mila Kunis was the year's breakout cover star with some of the best-selling issues across titles. While the biggest-drawing names may not come as a surprise, here's what does: the inconsistent ability of some stars to bring in sales — Gwyneth Paltrow, Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga, and Emma Stone all had some of the best and worst performing covers of the year. Click through to see who else had cover hits and misses in 2011, according to the Audit Bureau of Circulations and Rapid Report.