The new Catherine Malandrino Fall 2011 collection provides plenty of accessories to choose from. Perhaps what will become an It item is the Paris - New York oversize python tote in navy,red and white. For evening we have small leather, embroidered or bejeweled pochettes. Necklaces, bracelets and belts were big - made of black pearls, crystal and enamel. All this richness was contrasted by simple black shoes, either pumps or basket-weave oxfords.
Catherine Malandrino chose to present her signature Malandrino Fall 2011 in the old New York Times Building. What looked like a very rundown loft space with huge windows, exposed pipes and peeling paint was ample with light and charm.
The juxtaposition of the tough space and the girly and romantic collection was quite evident. Perhaps it was serving a metaphor for the collection as well. Malandrino designed her Fall 2011 collection with a woman who explores the romance of Paris and the rhythm of New York in mind. Tuxedo pants worn with heels and romantic tops. Soft angora and fur combined with black leather. An eclectic mix of leather wrap jackets, myriad of fur vests, coats and shrugs, pleated skirts and ...
The 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were rather low-key red-carpet-looks wise. I suppose with the Oscars coming up you do have to keep your best looks for last. Still, some managed to shine. When you've got the confidence and the perfectly fitting, flattering dress - it doesn't matter that it's not the most recent Haute Couture.
Let's begin the countdown, shall we.
Working for the first time with photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, Lacoste is trying on a new look. More sophisticated, fashionable and chic. Stars of Lacoste Spring 2011 ad campaign - Liya Kebede and Anja Rubik - are wearing a classic Lacoste polo over an evening attire. Thus the new campaign tag line - unconventionally chic.
The new ad campaign aesthetic is not the only step Lacoste are taking to become more chic. Few months ago it was announced Lacoste will collaborate with Catherine Malandrino on 4 collections with the first one set to hit the stores in April.
A sea of little black dresses is what happened on Monday at the Phillips de Pury headquarters in New York. Halle Berry, Julianna Margulies and Sofía Vergara were chic and sexy, rocking their LBD's at Swarovski's "22 Ways To Say Black" auction event.
The auction, offering 22 one-of-a-kind LBDs created by designers such as Jean Paul Gaultier, Donna Karan, Valentino and Vivienne Westwood (the list is too long, check out the dress gallery below), is benefiting the American Cancer Society and La Ligue Nationale Contre Le Cancer. And luckily (although I have the feeling luck has nothing to do with it) the action was a success, raising over $100,000.
Gallery of the LBD's after the jump.
These days Catherine Malandrino is very busy woman. On her do to list there's planning her Spring/Summer 2011 runway show next month, putting final touches on her Fashion's Night Out festivities, and as it now appears, finishing up the first Lacoste + Malandrino collection. Incidentally, this is Lacoste's first designer collaboration.
The line even has it's own logo; seeing how the deal secures at least 4 collections. Wanting to infuse more femininity into it, Malandrino and Lacoste have come up with a yellow and a green crocodiles kissing.
In the collection you will find items like a pleated bustier dress, a draped day dress, a hooded cocoon cardigan, croc inspired shoes and bags. All within the price range of $125 to $495.