When our evening style sensibilities crave something a little more snappy, we look to the tuxedo. Tuxedo looks dominated the Fall runways at Jason Wu, Tibi, Dolce & Gabbana, and Moschino, then on sharply dressed celebs like Olivia Palermo and Evan Rachel Wood. Not that the tux is new on the scene; we owe it to greats like Marlene Dietrich for making the menswear evening staple a glamorously cool option for us girls. With holiday season approaching, and with it, a bevy of parties, we totally plan on utilizing the look via slim black trousers, tailored suit jackets (leather lapels optional), and blouses with crisp contrast piping. If we're feeling particularly snazzy we'll finish the look with a playful bow tie and a classic pair of heels to counter all the boyish charm.Clockwise from top left: Marlene Dietrich, Jason Wu Fall 2011 runway, Mason Margiela 4 Tie ($75, originally $98), Olivia Palermo, Topshop PU Trim Ankle Grazer Trousers ($80), Equipment Bret Colorblock Blouse ($208), Gap Suede Bow Pumps ($80), Marwood Lace Bow Tie ($141), Tibi Black Tuxedo Jacket With Leather Trim ($505)
We checked in with America's foremost Italian chef for an update on Eataly, his growing food emporium; the hottest ingredient in Italian cooking right now; and, his thoughts on the always-controversial Anthony Bourdain.
YumSugar: Family meal cookbooks seem to be a big thing right now. Why do you think that is, and what's the point of view of your cookbook?
Mario Batali: The family meal has always been an important part of the American psyche; it's just been on hiatus for a few decades. It all comes back to my belief that it's all about family, children, and confidence through the guise of deliciousness. Entertaining at home for family and friends rounds out the equation.
YS: What are your plans for the holidays this year?
MB: We'll be at our house in northern Michigan for Christmas. I bake the ham in my wood-burning oven.
YS: Porchetta has certainly had its moment in the spotlight. What's going to be the next big Italian ingredient?
Find out his answer when you keep reading.
A fur vest can be an investment, but look at the gorgeous ways you can wear it! Olivia Palermo showed off her cool style, pairing a cozy black fur vest with a printed Tibi blouse and sheer Markus Lupfer skirt. Meanwhile, Eva Herzigová donned a glamorous evening look via a long sheer embroidered gown and furry Roberto Cavalli vest. Selma Blair wore her black, fuzzy Mongolian fur vest layered over a jacket and jeans for a casual day of running errands. Convinced? We chose the best options in real and faux fur vestage for you to shop. If that doesn't satiate you, click here for even more faux fur options.
Who said it's the season for dark colors? Recently, we spotted a number of celebs wearing gorgeous white dresses on the red carpet. Just yesterday, Solange Knowles channeled '70s glamour in a beautiful pearl-embellished Alessandra Rich gown paired with a bold statement cuff and clutch. Freida Pinto opted for a more minimal Calvin Klein calf-length white sleeveless dress accessorized with a standout necklace and Marni shoes. Finally, Kirsten Dunst absolutely wowed in a classic off-white Derek Lam Spring 2012 dress that was as simple as it was statement-making. Just more evidence that you too, can wear white in the Fall and Winter. Want to find your perfect white dress? Just click the slideshow to shop our picks.
Ahead of the holiday season, chic celebs are embracing festive sequins on everything from cocktail attire to dressed-up daywear. We spotted Kate Moss, Rachel Zoe, and Poppy Delevigne all showing off their respective sparkle at Paris Fashion Week — aka prime trendspotting territory. Kate's metallic topper offered a cool contrast to skinny black pants that you might channel for a night out while Rachel's statement shimmer via a sequined jumpsuit is perfect for a fancy function. And, if you're looking for an attention-grabbing cocktail party look, look no further than Poppy's sexier spin in a paillette-adorned mini and glittering side-split top. However, if a black tie fête isn't in your future, feel free to mix and match your sparkly options with your everyday separates. Embrace Jenna Lyons's signature high-low styling tactics and add a glittery top to slim cargo pants and a blazer, or temper a sequined mini with a chambray button-down. Long story short, you don't have to wait for the holidays to get your sparkle on — just shop our editors' picks below to wear the trend right now.
We love our denim skinnies just as much as any other girl, but Fall's flared jeans trend is calling our name. The flattering silhouette has been sprouting up everywhere on the runways — from designers like Derek Lam and Adam Lippes — to the streets, as seen on celebrities like Katie Holmes and Zoe Saldana, reminding us of the sweet '70s and the cool clothes that come with it. Whether you decide to go casual a la Katie with a tee and cardi combo, or opt for a more bohemian look like Zoe in her MiH jeans, there are key styling tips to getting this look just so. First tip: always pair your flares with heels for maximum legginess; we especially love them with chunky heels. Shop our favorite flared jeans and the styling tips that come with it in the slideshow.
If you're looking to invest in a worthy Fall accessory, look no further than the duffle bag. As this trio of style-setting blondes proves, the arm candy exudes both fashion and function — and we love when those worlds collide in one lust-worthy creation. Kirsten Dunst and Kate Moss each opt for luxe, leather versions from Louis Vuitton, in their own respectively sophisticated hues, while Sienna Miller selects a covetable carryall from Burberry Prorsum's 2012 Resort. Each signals a polished finish for day-to-day basics, and seems particularly perfect in rich leather and deep colors for Fall. To channel the same classic-cum-cool style with your own luxe duffle, just shop our editor's picks.
What happens as a result of four days of nonstop eating and drinking? Well, in the case of Aspen's Food & Wine Classic, the answer isn't just limited to food comas and stomachaches (although we endured a few of those, too). After multiple meals and trips to the tasting tents, it became clear that there were themes among the many dishes we tasted. Here's what was hot at the Classic, and what you'll likely be seeing more of in the coming months.
- The rumors about the Triple Double Oreo were indeed true.
- The rumors about the Triple Double Oreo were indeed true. — KitchenDaily
- Creative uses for those James Beard Awards. — Eater NY
- Available for purchase: Madoff's $15,000 wine collection. — Huffington Post Food
- Michael Symon on why today's food trends started in the Midwest. — Bites on Today
- Is anchoveta the new anchovy? — The Economist
- Face-off! Arby's takes on Subway's chicken salad sandwich. — Ad Age
- To take the chill off of red wine, nuke it in the microwave. — Grub Street SF
- A new USDA law gives preference to locally grown food. — Chow
- Make your own marshmallow fluff. — Serious Eats