Take basics, add unexpected details, pair with killer accessories, and stir. That’s the recipe for Tao Okamoto’s stellar street-style cocktail, captured in Paris, where chic, simple staples are always on the menu. The proportions of her cropped sweater show off the contrasting details on her white button-up, and her classic black riding boots tie the outfit’s neutral hues together. Her graphic snakeskin satchel is the ideal finishing touch: Menswear-inspired with a luxe finish, it’s no-nonsense glam.
Campaigns in 2011 were much like editorials in that they numbered in the many. Competition for places in this slide show was fearsome to say the very least, but for the most part the chosen advertising embodied the Spring and Fall seasons for Ford Models. All campaigns whether they were selected or not spoke to the depth and breadth of talent this agency represents. This slide show is the year 2011 in campaigns…see you in 2012.
Looking for an antidote to the holiday season’s frilly frocks and nonnegotiable sequins? Resort 2012 to the rescue. Designers championed sharp lines and color-blocked neon, from Giuseppe Zanotti’s multihued patent-leather sandals to the bright sherbet shades in Christopher Kane’s new collaboration with J Brand. If Stella McCartney’s Hawaiian-print tunic top is a bit out of your reach, there are always Topshop’s cheeky tropical-print leggings. Click through for all the options.
By Alison Baenen, Ian Hodder, Romney Leader, Joanna Rodger
We watched one high-profile designer hawk frozen treats; another just had a meltdown. We loved weddings this year—especially English ones with brides named Kate or any of the now legal in New York same-sex nuptials. And we learned to never, ever underestimate the power of Mother Nature. Or Anna Wintour. Click through for the most fashionable highlights of 2011.