Who? Emma Stone
Where? Magic in Moonlight premiere, Paris
Reminding us why the LBD is a perennial fashion favourite, Emma Stone encapsulated the mood of the roaring twenties whilst retaining a thoroughly modern edge in this Chloe dress from the Resort Collection. Vintage elements such as the drop waist and finger-wave hairstyle are cleverly updated with the addition of a sheer guipure dotted skirt and a fringe trim around the bodice that feels reminiscent of the paillettes seen at Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton of late. Velvet ‘Pensamoi’ Louboutins with red flower embellishments and an emerald take on a smoky eye keep the look youthful. With more than a touch of old-world glamour, Stone proves that vintage style still has a place in every modern wardrobe.
Who? Olivia Palermo
Where? Michael Kors show, NYFW
Consistently touted as the epitome of laidback chic, Olivia Palermo upheld her style credentials at the Michael Kors show at NY fashion week. Pairing a neutral midi skirt with a fawn button down shirt from the Kors collection with a statement necklace and a tousled side plait, Palermo’s western-inspired look was nothing less than you would expect: refined and perfectly pulled together. Using contrasting textures and fringing referenced in S/S15 offerings from Proenza Schoeler and Etro, Palermo shows how to manifest some of the season’s influences, as chic and relaxed daywear. Unfailing on-trend Palermo is one of a very select few who could incorporate tassels, suede and leather into one outfit whilst maintaining an aura of effortless elegance.
Who? Amanda Seyfried
Where? When we were young premier, Toronto
Floral is making a bold statement for S/S15 and Amanda Seyfried’s colourful offering at the When we were young premier referenced this perfectly. Pairing her Valentino floral dress with a pop of pink lipstick and girlish braids, Seyfried paints the freshest of pictures, the perfect antidote to those who argue that florals are a banal choice for spring.
Who? Suki Waterhouse
Where? Vogue’s Fashion Night Out
Taking the classic combination of a subtle colour block dress and white duster coat, Waterhouse channelled her usual mod-girl cool with a clever use of accessories. Whilst leopard-print brogues added a punky accent, a painted Burberry tote provided a welcome pop of colour to the classic monochrome staples. A pale lip and heavy brow further evoked the modern take on the sixties London girl that Waterhouse does so well. Imagine this outfit with the expected stiletto and red lipstick combo and it suddenly becomes much less desirable. Perhaps this is what makes Waterhouse’s style so covetable. It’s unexpected, retro, yet utterly current and ultimately what you wish you’d worn instead.
Who? Kate Bosworth
Where? New York City
No one does off-duty cool better than Kate Bosworth, and this look is no exception. Distressed jean shorts and a slogan sweatshirt might sound like an easy combination, however there’s more to this seemingly effortless look than meets the eye. Consider the perfect length of those distressed shorts and the choice of a lightweight sweater in monochrome that keeps the look intentional rather than ‘I actually woke up like this.’ The addition of man-repeller sandals, a sharp leather clutch and aviators finish this insouciant take on New York street style.
Who? Keira Knightley
Where? Toronto Film festival
As the face of Chanel’s Coco Mademoiselle perfume and owner of some pretty fine bone structure, it’s safe to say we know Keira Knightley can do ‘classic’. A red carpet favourite, we are accustomed to seeing her sporting plenty of lace, tulle and delicate embellishment galore. So it was refreshing to see a rather more playful ensemble at the Toronto Film Festival. Yes, the dress is still Chanel, but this felt like a youthful expression of the brand with colourful print and textured motifs. Whilst the cute collar hints at the influx of collars from Alexander Wang to Dior, this reinvention in tweed feels refined. Pairing this with shiny grey kitten heels and even shinier hair kept the look elegant and proved that Kiera can do both evening and day with aplomb.