Runway Rundown / Show Me The Shoes: The Entire 106 Piece Fall 2012 Collection By Nicholas Kirkwood!


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I talk about a lot of shoes here on Style Darling, but this is the biggest shoe gallery I’ve ever shared with readers- on top of this being my 600th post!  As I was happily surfing through Facebook & Twitter today, I came across a link to Refinery 29 which included a 106-image slideshow gallery of designer Nicholas Kirkwood‘s Fall 2012 Collection of shoes.  The line ranges in sandals, pumps, flats, & wedges- each sleek, flirty, fierce, & sexy for a variety of occasions. Here’s a chance for you to check out the latest trends in fall styles, including platforms & towering high heels that can match perfectly with so many colorblocked, solid, printed, or textured looks for the upcoming season.

For more shoe posts, check out Show Me The Shoes, including Lela Rose’s latest for Payless, Christian Siriano’s loafer pumps, & Prada’s fall runway shoes @Neiman Marcus! Happy Styling!

Runway Rundown: Chanel’s Fall 2012 Haute Couture Collection!


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It’s been a while since I posted a runway gallery, & what better day to celebrate the fabulous styles of Fall 2012 Haute Couture than by featuring the latest collection from Chanel.  If you didn’t already know, August 19th marks the 129th birthday of designer Coco Chanel. In honor of the day, I’ve collected images of the 65-piece line from Elle, which shows a feminine & elegant homage to the legendary house of fashion.  In addition to tweed separates, stylish jackets, & feathered dresses all in hues of black, gray, & pink.  For more Runway Rundown favorites, check out looks from Lauren Conrad’s Fall 2012 collection for Kohl’s, Gucci’s 2013 Resort collection, & Stella McCartney’s Spring 2013 collection! Happy Styling!

Runway Rundown / Quickie Darling Deal & Steal: Lauren Conrad’s Fall 2012 Collection for Kohl’s!


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Former reality star-turned-fashion designer Lauren Conrad has been working very hard to set her image apart from her previous days at the face of MTV’s The Hills, or whatever show she was one.  The talented personality continues her relationship with Kohl’s creating a feminine, wearable, & polished Fall 2012 collection.  While the prices for some of the pieces in her line may seem high, keep in mind that Kohl’s offers so many sales & discounts that you’ll be saving much more than you’re spending! I’ve collected these images, courtesy of InStyle, & created a short gallery of what you can look forward to seeing the next time you’re in a Kohl’s store.  These items are hitting stores this month, so save up your Kohl’s cash & get your fall wardrobe ready for a professional makeover, date-ready duds, & cute casual essentials.

For more on Lauren’s collections, check out previous posts including the Paper Crown holiday collection & my favorites from last summer! Also, check out more cool collections in Runway Rundown like Rachel Zoe’s 2013 Resort Collection, Mischa Barton’s debut for Mischa’s Place, & Jennifer Hudson’s QVC collection! Happy Styling!

Runway Rundown: Male Celebs Hit The Catwalk For Prada!


I really never post about men’s fashion, only b/c I know that my proficiency is with the fairer sex.  However, while clicking around on In Style, I was tickled by this latest news piece.  Back in January during Fashion Week, some of today’s most celebrated and/or up-and-coming actors hit the catwalk in show of support for Prada.  See below for Country Strong star Garrett Hedlund, Into The Wild‘s Emile Hirsch, Oscar-winner Adrien Brody, Lie To Me star Tim Roth, & the original big screen Billy Elliot, Jamie Bell.

However, most recently Bell & Hedlund returned to don Prada’s aristocrat-inspired line for the label’s latest ad campaign, alongside highly-lauded thespians, Gary Oldman & Willem Dafoe. It’s not often that we see such an eclectic mix turn out for a high-end fashion ad, but it’s always refreshing to see the new ways that a legendary name like Prada proves their relevancy & range in the business.

For more Runway Rundown goodness, check out previous posts which include Zac Posen’s Z Spoke collection @Lord & Taylor & Alberta Ferretti’s limited edition collection for Macy’s! Happy Styling!