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Who? Olivia Palermo 

Where? The launch of Montblanc’s new watch collection in Geneva, Switzerland.

Miss Palermo is frequently seen plastered across the pages of some of the biggest publications in fashion, praised for her acute sense of style, stoic willingness to mix and match, and ultimately, for always maintaining an enviable aura of class and elegance along the way. Infusing winter garments here with spring/summer 2013 trends — such as the mesh skirt which echoes the intense mesh input adopted in the collections of fashion houses such as Christian Dior, Chanel and Balmain – Palermo confirms the necessity to include mesh in your wardrobe this season. The rich, autumnal colour tones exposed in Palermo’s belted cardigan romantically blend in with her olive complexion, displaying a stunning glow and an overall majestic quality. The aqua-blue clutch further adds to the ongoing love affair taking place between autumn and spring in this outfit, lending a youthful and playful touch to an otherwise mature look as well as setting the hearts of fashionistas alight.

Who? Cara Delevingne

Where? Jonathan Saunders dinner party in New York

IT girl of the moment, Cara Delevingne never fails to impress in the style stakes and this particular look is no exception. Here Delevingne effortlessly merges a laid-back, casual style with high fashion extraordinaire. Although this outfit comes from Jonathan Saunders pre-fall 2013, Delevingne still manages to tick all the style boxes concerning specific trends spreading like wildfire this spring and summer. Neon shades, a hint of the orient and classic structure design are the way forward – as seen below in s/s ’13 designs from David Koma, Etro and Peter Dundas. The classic structure of Delevingne’s top and matching skirt is given character by the oriental floral pattern, serving to add a cultural edge to a universal, and thus basic, outline design coupled with subtle make-up and fuss-free locks. In addition, the choice of black biker boots spices up the look with a delicious Delevingne twang, blending youthful flavours with the blander, more conservative Saunders fashion creation. Here, Delevingne allows for her outfit to do the talking, taking Chinese whispers to a whole new level.

Who? Miranda Kerr

Where? Out and about in Sydney

Miranda Kerr is consistently a fashion force to be reckoned with. The epitome of a yummy mummy, Kerr represents the modern metropolitan mother like no other – sublimely parading this season’s hottest trends both on and off the catwalk along the way. Pictured here in Sydney, Kerr fully embraces this season’s passion for all things white, toying with fabrics from a patent white handbag to a detailed leather skirt and spritely-sheer blouse  delicately detailed with a season favourite: stripes. This look pitches the perfect spring composite: basic colour juxtaposed with a higher concentration of fabulous fabrics and delightful detailing for a stand-out impression – elements of which can be traced to the s/s ’13 catwalk looks from designers such as Sass & Bide, Simone Rocha and Valentino as seen below.  The darker nature of Kerr’s stilettos lends the look balance, steering the outfit away from the danger of being too monochrome and also framing the outfit with the matching dark tone of her sunglasses – all for a picture-perfect effect. Kerr’s flirty twist on this white fashion canvas makes this a perfect look.

Who? Solange Knowles 

Where? ADelta Airlines event at The Getty House in Los Angeles 

The surname, ‘Knowles,’ finds itself protruding from the lips of music followers the world over, mostly preceded by the instantly recognisable forename of ‘Beyoncé.’ To many a fashion connoisseur, however, it is younger sister, Solange, upon whom fashion lenses zoom. Her experimentation and fearlessness with fashion has caught the attention of a vast array of industry insiders in recent times, tracing the famous afro to and fro across various fashion events. Photographed here at the Delta Awards, Knowles showcases an artsy take on a sophisticated suit by DVF, vivaciously touching upon some of this season’s highly prominent trends. Not only is she toying with colour through the eye-catching hint-of-floral prints also flirted with in Kenzo’s s/s ’13 collection (below left), but she is playing with fine fabrics in the silk fall and feel of the tuxedo itself. The simple black stiletto also serves to focus the attention more upon her tuxedo, with the white button-up blouse applying a shock factor to the outfit by enabling the richer floral colours to flourish through contrast. Gone are the days of simple tuxedos – as also noted in s/s ’13 designs by Mary Katrantzou and Roberto Cavalli below – and, as her signature look, Solange Knowles is here to prove it.

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