Some of our favorite fashion brands are spearheaded by families and sibling duos – but sisters Laetitia Stanfield and Selina McPherson never thought they would own a company of their own. As the founders of Roarke New York, the team of sisters designs unique, internationally-inspired collections of jewelry, including their most popular item, the scarf necklace. The (amazing) catch? All of their designs are hand-crafted and embroidered by skilled artisans in India. We sat down with the ladies to learn more about their globally-conscious business, how to style their accessories, and – gasp – an upcoming movie collaboration!
London Fashion Week got off to a very stylish start on Friday thanks to Lauren Santo Domingo and the launch of the London outpost of Moda Operandi, the online retailer with a cult-like following. The co-founder and international "It" girl called upon her fashionable friends to help celebrate the company's first brick-and-mortar location in London, which will serve as a private salon for shopping and events. Poppy Delevingne, Derek Blasberg, and Daphne Guinness were among the guests who enjoyed the cocktail portion of the event at the Belgravia space, before heading to a very glamorous dinner at the Pompadour Ballroom at the Café Royal. Alexa Chung, Mario Testino, and Mary Charteris were all in attendance, making this one of the first big fêtes of Fashion Week.
Like New York City, London is a town that comes alive during Fashion Week. After a sleepy summer lull, jetsetters, celebrities, and the movers and shakers of fashion have descended upon the city for a week of glamorous fun. Here is our guide to the hottest spots for you to see and be seen if you happen to be in town for Fashion Week.
New York Fashion Week always signifies the start of the party season, with new clubs opening their doors for the first time, while perennial favorites present their best events. After a week of hands on research, we've come up with a list of the best places for you to let loose this fall. From the rebirth of the legendary Don Hill's to the famous Ibizan club Space finally touching down in Manhattan, here are the top NYC party venues for fall 2014!
Fall Fashion Week is like a back-to-school of sorts, with fashion's usual class of plastics, goths, and Senior cool kids all coming together to kick off a new season. Lincoln Center is like homeroom, the after-parties are like homecoming, and the dashes between shows could very much be compared to the rush between class bells. And like all new school years, NYFW always brings with it a fresh crop of newbies who start frequenting the scene. From the post-Disney starlets to the OITNB-ers, click through for the latest FROW faces we couldn't help but notice everywhere this season. Let's just say they had some very impressive attendance rates.
While we were keeping an eye on the front rows of New York Fashion week, plenty of celebrities have been working the red carpets up north for the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. Since it came to a close this Sunday, we've rounded up the top parties of TIFF, featuring A-list guests from Al Pacino and Jake Gyllenhaal to Jessica Chastain and Tina Fey. Click through for all the details!