Celebs seeing double on the red carpet are going “vintage” for a signature look In light of the recent dress double bookings (oops! make that triple), with Lauren Santo Domingo AND Lindsay Lohan having worn Nina Ricci's sparkling silver gown before Sarah Jessica Parker donned it at the Sex and the City premiere, celebrities looking for a signature look are setting their sights on vintage as a surefire way to stand out from the crowd.
A well-kept secret amongst clever celebs who fear competing for the choicest frocks, searching for unique, vintage couture has become something of an art form. Take this recent piece in the Wall Street Journal, which illustrates both the perils and triumphs in the hunt for forgotten masterpieces by vintage collector Juliana Cairone. Cairone, who’s clients include Angelina Jolie, Calista Flockhart, and Debra Messing, and who has discovered just about every gorgeous dress we’ve seen on the red carpet this year, admits that the best treasures are often found in private collections (read: Gram-Gram’s attic). If you’re on the hunt for your own signature vintage look and want to bypass the unchartered territories of your relatives nether-regions, leave the searching to the experts and check out Cairone’s Rare Vintage collection in New York, Rellik in London, and Didier Ludot in Paris.
Shake Your Tail Feathers: Red Carpet Plumage confirms the arrival of the feather trend! Checking out recent red-carpet photos, we were struck by the notable trend in over-the-top aviary accessories. From the Cannes International Film Festival to film premieres to the superhero-themed gala for the Metropolitan Museum's Costume Institute, actresses have left behind the minimalist chic of the Academy Awards that had us dozing off for awhile and transformed themselves into birds in full bloom.
Is it slightly wacky, a little crazy, and completely ostentatious? Sure. But you know what? It’s also totally fun and a perfect way to accessorize for summer. We love Urban Outfitters' fun and funky feather accessories collection, from earrings to necklaces and beguiling headpieces…all under $20.
More on the Bird trend:
- Anthropologie’s fabulous bird-themed home accessories
- Birding, anyone? Check out the Wild Nature Guide to the Hamptons
- Might as well "bird" in style with Swarovski's stunning Crystal Pocket Binoculars
- The re-imagining of fave NYC restaurant Provence. NY Mag assures us the updated version, named Hundred Acres, will boast American “craft” themed food and will be even better than the original--and you can practice your bird calls