From left: Calvin Klein Collection, Christian Dior, Rick Owens, Valentino
Leather is undoubtedly one trend that has been showing up in all forms. From the likes of Valentino with their detailed laser cut leather floral dress to Christian Dior’s chic twisted leather off-the-shoulder top, it is undeniable that designers are finding new ways to diversify the possibilities that leather has to offer. Lucky for us the outcomes look soft and spectacular.
I can’t explain why a material that helps your body stay warm and insulated is such a popular trend this summer, perhaps Rooney Mara, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, is to blame? Whatever the reason may be, in the summer months leather can be just as luxurious and stylish as it is in the winter and fall. A great place to start incorporating this trend into your wardrobe is through your accessories. If you are looking to give your summer look an ultra chic makeover, adding a new shoe or handbag to your wardrobe can really spice up any look.
Open Runway has a plethora of beautiful soft leather choices to choose from at our design studio. With all the inspiration coming off the runway, I designed some of my own favorite looks that I hope you love, as well.
The options are endless with Open Runway’s design tool. Play around and have some fun making gorgeous leather shoes and handbags all customizable to your own tastes and preferences!
All my best,
Up-and-coming yet slightly controversial songstress Lana Del Rey has taken the music industry by storm. Her album Born To Die premiered at number 2 on the Billboard 200 chart, and her latest music video only just came out but is already causing a huge buzz. She’s even performing on American Idol on March 22. The fashion world has also taken notice of the American beauty. During London Fashion Week Mulberry debuted a bag created in Lana’s honor, appropriately named the Del Rey. There is certainly no stopping this it girl.
Del Rey’s perfectly curled locks and patent pumps are very reminiscent of 1950′s glamour. The floral headdresses she’s often see wearing are ultra feminine and perfect for Spring. I just had to create my own shoes based on her playful elegance!
Feeling inspired? Create your own shoes for Spring through the Open Runway Design Studio – if you’re not already part of the Fashionocracy, join with registration code myrunway. Share your designs with @Openrunway on Twitter and they may show up on the Open Runway Facebook page!
With all the hype from the new and exciting drama “The Hunger Games,” Hollywood’s up and coming star Jennifer Lawrence has taken the world by storm. The Hunger Games earned $155 million its opening weekend, topping record books and falling right behind huge hits such as Harry Potter. The Kentucky native was first thrust into the spotlight after her Oscar nomination in 2010 for her lead role in “Winter’s Bone.” There she quickly caught the eyes of the public, when she strutted the red carpet in a tight and sexy red Calvin Klein dress.
Accompanying her rising fame, her wardrobe has made a big hit with the public, setting her out to be a new fashion icon. With the craze of fans and the eyes of all, Jennifer is switching up her looks left and right, and embracing different sides of her feminine appeal. In just one day, the rising actress wore three different outfits!
When she turned up for an appearance on the Late show with David Letterman, Jennifer wore a Raoul pre-fall frock, with strappy Jimmy Choo Sandals. The perfect combination of simple and chic!
Later, she sported a slim fit lacy Prabal Gurung dress, and the same Jimmy Choo pumps! I loved how she paired two very different looks with the same shoe!
Finally, at the opening premiere of The Hunger Games in NYC, Jennifer wore a plunging green Calvin Klein dress, switching up the silhouette and pairing it with a different pair of strappy pumps!
Want to get the ‘It Girl’ look? Head to the Open Runway design studio and create your own ‘it girl’ designs! if you’re not already part of the Fashionocracy, join with registration code myrunway. Share your designs with @Openrunway on Twitter and they may show up on the Open Runway Facebook page! Can’t wait to see the new and improved ‘it girl’ looks!
xoxo ~ Lydia