Instagram was everywhere during the 2015 Resort collection presentations and a great way to get an insider’s view at all the behind-the-scenes fun. Here’s a look at how three designers and their celebrity style packs trended “off-season” using the popular social media tool.
With about 775,000 followers designer @StellaMcCartney touted her guests (it-girls such as Liv Tyler, Amber Heard, Cara DeLevingne and Maggie Gyllenhaal) just as much as the clothes. Inside the Elizabeth Street Garden party hashtags such as #stellasuperheroes, #stellasworld #stellagirls were flying to show off patchworks of print and stripes, side cutouts and sunray pleated dresses. The mood was light with party favors such as the always-enchanting “mustache on a stick,” blue lollipops and the ensuing blue tongue and bubble guns. The overall tone matched the “superhero” motif found on key pieces within the collection, including a suite of handbags that looked like masks.
Guests such as Rihanna, Marion Cotillard, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Leelee Sobieski, Allison Williams and Margot Robbie arrived by signature Dior water taxis to the Brooklyn Navy Yard's Duggal Greenhouse for Dior’s Cruise show in early May. Through hashtags such as #DiorCruise2015 #diorbts, the official Dior Instagram account @Dior showed off the stunning “mirror effect” runway, backstage makeup applications (#peterphilips) and a number of the top looks of the season from creative director Raf Simons. For this presentation, he favored the A-line silhouette with scarf prints and textures both archival and new. All in all there were 66 looks to celebrate Dior USA’s 66th year.
And while their “All About Women” client event was not a Resort presentation, Hermés’ off-season party was one for the record books. Inside Wall Street’s JP Morgan headquarters there were numerous environments to enjoy. Scene 1 was a rerun of their Autumn/Winter collection, and Scene 2 was a full-on carnival with a retro swim tableau, pinball and roll-a-ball horse racing and a fashion fortune-teller. @Hermes and #HermesAllAboutWomen gave a fantastic look into the almost unbelievable spare-no-expense affair. A video clip favored by guests was “Dancing Bags,” and a photo booth elicited the hashtag #toomuchfun.
Melinda Sheckells - Guest Blogger and Ediotr, Crystals Magazine
Mother's Day is quickly approaching and what better way to celebrate the mother in your life than to shower her with gifts!
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Following last year's journey into the world of punk, this year's Met Ball saw its star guests return to the red carpet for a more glamorous ‘Hollywood’ attire.
With the Metropolitan Museum of Art celebrating the opening of its exhibition dedicated to Charles James, many embraced old school elegance in the most romantic of dresses. The result was a sea of ball gowns sweeping down the red carpet on the likes of Kate Mara, Rita Ora and Charlize Theron.
For those looking for something a little edgier, a number of trends emerged. Cropped tops, offering a hint of midriff, teamed with a long skirt worn by none other than Rihanna. While Blake Lively, Marion Cotillard, Gisele and Leighton Meester chose a more seductive look with plunging necklines edging towards the navel.
Meanwhile a number of designers stood out as the night's absolute favorites: Stella McCartney arrived with an all-star group, all dressed in customized versions of her designs - Reese Witherspoon, Cara Delevingne, Rihanna and Kate Bosworth. Valentino’s feminine prints and embroidered lace were in abundance seen on Florence Welch, Haley Bennett, Kate Mara and Maggie Gyllenhaal. Miuccia Prada worked her magic for Lupita Nyong'o, Margot Robbie, Elizabeth Olsen and Dianna Agron - all of whom arrived dressed in bespoke Prada or Miu Miu creations.
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Spring is here and you know what that means… time to tone up those abs especially with this season’s hottest trend: Crop Tops! From last year’s introduction to this year’s full fledge infatuation with the skin-is-in moment.
Crop tops took over the runways from New York to Paris at shows including Louis Vuitton, Dior, and Balenciaga while now being scene across all red carpets in Hollywood by many A-list celebrities! Bra tops, ruffled bandeaus and corsets paired with high-waisted trousers or skirts for a more lady-like approach are a for sure must-have outfit this Spring.