Now that the sun is out and summer is imminent, you probably have an action-packed social schedule, leaving little time for anything but pool parties and sunset soirees! Happily, if you are finding it hard to keep up with the world of fashion, our monthly installment of The Hot List is here to bring you up to speed on all the major happenings in the fashion world—from what to buy, what trend to explore, what to wear and more! On that note, here is everything you need to know for June!
Thanks to a certain supermodel named Kate Moss, the annual Glastonbury Festival has become the event to watch when it comes to festival fashion. No word on whether Kate will attend this year—she does have a wedding to plan, after all—but you can be sure there will be plenty of other celebrities ready to make style statements. In the past, stars like Alexa Chung, Sienna Miller, Daisy Lowe, and Lily Donaldson have all attended and wowed the crowd with their ensembles. If you aren’t lucky enough to have tickets, stay tuned when it kicks off on June 22!
Diane Vreeland (Reissued)
As fashion fans, we’re sure you’ve heard of legendary editor Diane Vreeland, who spent time at Harper’s Bazaar before heading to Vogue. At these magazines, Vreeland became well known for breaking the rules and taking risks—a trait that ultimately led to her dismissal from Vogue. The legend that was Vreeland certainly lives on, which is why we were so excited to learn that Diane Vreeland, Eleanor Dwight’s biography of the editor, has been reissued with an introduction by André Leon Talley. So, whether you are a die-hard Vreeland fan, or a newcomer to the scene, make sure you pick up the new copy.
Mulberry Friendship Bracelets
If you are ready to put the finishing touch on your summer shopping list, make sure you check out the latest offering from Mulberry: the Heart Friendship Bracelet. Made from black waxed cord and featuring a small, golden heart-shaped pendant, the bracelet is an unfussy take on the traditional friendship bracelet. For a sophisticated look, pair a single bracelet with a gold cuff, or, for a hippie-luxe look, stack a set of bracelets together. The Heart Friendship Bracelet will arrive soon at Mulberry boutiques, as well as online at Mulberry.com. Each bracelet retails for £55.
Each season arrives with a stack of new scents and while we have plenty on our radar this summer, we are particularly excited about Vivara Variazioni Verde 072, the new fragrance from Pucci. While the bottle alone makes this scent worth buying, the fragrance features notes of mint leaf, Turkish rose, and cedar wood, all of which give it a fresh and crisp scent. Plus, it is inspired by and named after the Mediterranean island of Vivara, which is perfect if you are taking an exotic vacation this summer! Vivara Variazioni Verde 072 ($59) is available now at Sephora.com.
H&M WaterAid Collection
There is nothing better than doing something for the world and looking good while doing it, which is why we simply must mention H&M’s new WaterAid collection for summer 2011. The collection features a slew of stylish separates such including swimsuits, mini dresses, cotton shorts, skirts, and jumpsuits—in other words, everything you need for a summer on the beach. Plus, 25% of the net proceeds will go to WaterAid to help global communities that don’t have access to clean water. If that wasn’t enough to entice you, consider this: prices start at just $12.95! The WaterAid collection is available at your nearest H&M store.
The CFDA Fashion Awards
Tonight, the annual CFDA Fashion Awards will take place in New York City. Marc Jacobs will receive the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award and Lady Gaga will receive the Fashion Icon Award, while a slew of other notable names have been nominated in various design categories. Now, while the awards are certainly exciting, we always look forward to the red carpet to see what our favorite fashion industry insiders are wearing. Proenza Schouler? Alexander Wang? The options are endless and the style statements are there for the taking, so stay tuned to your Twitter feed for all the gossip!
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