With the aesthetic prowess to make any motif chic, Christine de Lassus masters the fashion world with elevated style. Her work frequents the pages of Flaunt, Nylon, Harper’s Bazaar Mexcio, and L’Officiel – to name a few. Multiplicities of celebrities have also been graced with her skill: including Zoe Saldana, Elizabeth Olsen, and Alicia Keys. Whether styling for editorial, beauty, or advertising, Christine de Lassus’ keen sense always knows best.
How would you define the concept of style?
A mix of good taste, elegance and a sense of daring.
How would you describe your own sense of style?
My personal style (not my work) is minimalist, no color (black, white, grey, army green), and comfortable, with always a cool slightly avant garde factor. My style in my work is more varied, as I embrace editorial themes spanning anywhere from new romantics to 80ies rock. I like to create unexpected mixes. But always chic, cool and daring.
What advice can you give for putting together a look?
Be comfortable first in yourself and in your clothes, because if you are not, you will never look stylish. Then have fun creating an outfit appropriate for the event you have to attend and don’t forget your smile is your best accessory.
What’s the best thing about your job?
Creating beautiful images and working with creative, wonderful people whether they are part of the team or clients.
What’s your motto?
Positivity, Joy, Love of Life. I also love posting my inspiration images daily on instagram. I think you can see there the expression of my spirit. @christinedelassus
Do you have a style icon?
Tilda Swinton. She is chic, unconventional and always so elegant.
What is your favorite online shop?
None, I like to browse many sites and do my research online, but then most of the times I will buy in stores as I like to try and touch.
For photographs of Christine’s varied works explore her online portfolio or enjoy her daily inspiration images on her thought provoking instagram feed.
Inspired by an iconic image of model Peggy Moffitt’s 1960’s look fused with designer Rudi Gernreich’s avant-garde style. In his mod swimsuit, black bands entwine a bold red to form graphic cutouts. Known for defying the boundaries of design, Karla Colletto revitalized the look with strong cutouts, crisscrossing bands, and unparalleled structural elements to master a form that is both chic and sensual.
Explore this gallery for details on the 30th Anniversary Collection
Start Spring in style with these 11 inspirational fashion quotes to awaken even the most hibernated fashionistas. Enjoy!
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We’ve got your shamrocks right here.
Green goes glam with three of our favorite pieces that just happen to come in this month’s favorite color: green! Since we’re feeling so inspired by the St. Patrick’s Day holiday, why not throw in a few touches of gold with our accessories? The luck of the Irish never looked so good.
Tory Burch Double Wrap Logo Bracelet – Available at ShopBop
Tom Ford Nina Cat-Eye Sunglasses – Available at Neiman Marcus
Jules Smith Onyx Dagger Earrings – Available at ShopBop
Vita Fede Ultra Mini Titan Stone and Crystal Ring – Available at ShopBop
Karla Colletto Swimwear
Powernet One Shoulder Top and Hip Pant
Basics Bandeau with Shelf Bra
Resortwear Knit Round Neck Dress
Don’t get pinched!
When you need to get away for a little design inspiration, what better place than the City of Paris? We’re inviting you to share in our personal photos from our recent trip where we were inspired by this beautiful and time-honored destination. With art, pastries, long walks, architecture, and history all surrounded with an incredible culture, what’s not to love?
We’d love to hear about your most inspired memories from Paris – share with us in the comments below or on our social platforms with the tag: #traveltuesday
It’s President’s Day, but let’s take a virtual trip to Italy to learn more about Eurojersey Sensitive® Fabrics, our go-to fabric for comfort, color fastness, chlorine resistance and other high performance.
#KCMADEINAMERICA BY KARLA COLLETTO
It’s 2015 and there’s so much to celebrate! For one thing, there’s the fact that after nearly 30 years, Karla Colletto suits are still #KCMadeInAmerica of the finest imported materials! We’ve never been prouder to bring you high quality one- and two-piece designs, all smartly constructed, whimsically imagined, and made with LYCRA® XTRA LIFE™ fiber to ensure high performance, fast recovery, and a comfortable and flattering fit.
Our Spring/Summer 2015 styles come alive in a star quality campaign shot by Dean Alexander and art directed by Design Army. We’ve taken the best and boldest of last season’s retro-eclectic Americana to a new level: clean silhouettes, graphic edges, and great pops of color to highlight the true star of the season: You!
Treat yourself to three new groups, available in all-American hues like watermelon, malibu, spring, mahogany, or nickel. The Strappy group calls to mind 1960s bathing beauties with crisp accented bands and water ballet-esque silhouettes. The Linked group is sleek and contemporary, with cool stainless steel rings in a unique open pattern—an update to a classic Karla style. The Textured Stripe group is elegant and streamlined, working the stripes to create graphic, yet sophisticated angles.
The much-anticipated “Swim At Your Own Risk” collaboration with Design Army is back with even more bite from now until the end of the season. Other bestsellers like the Twist, Powernet, and Draped Fringe will also return in new colors. Print groups like Gingham, Hologram, and Leopard Lace-up will continue to be available while supplies last.
Raise your glasses, take your marks, step into those spotlights! This season is about what’s kept us going strong all these years. It’s about #KCMadeInAmerica. It’s about you! Show us your Karla style by tagging @karlacolletto #karlacolletto #KCMadeInAmerica and you might just get a repost!
This is going to be a Spring/Summer season to remember!
Featuring Lena Ashikhmina (Muse NYC). Art direction by Design Army. Photography by Dean Alexander. Hair/Makeup by Dale Johnson. Styling by Rodney E. Hall.
Behold these stunning looks from the 2015 Kingfisher calendar. Last year was our first year featured in the calendar; this year, we have the privilege of having not one, but three looks gracing the glossy pages. Shot by celebrated photographer Atul Kasbekar in Bodrum, Turkey’s most gorgeously exotic resort spots, this year’s calendar exudes intense energy and color.
Models (Sarah Jane Dias and Elena Fernandes shown above) were styled by Harpers Bazaar India editors Nupur Mehta Puri and Mohit Rai. Makeup by Kapil Bhalla. Hair by Apeni George.
With a few more nights of Hanukkah to go and Christmas only days away, it’s hard to think about ringing and blinging in 2015. Procrastinators aside, the shopping is done, the baking is done, you’re exhausted. You deserve a treat. How about some to-die-for party duds for yours truly? There’s no better excuse than New Year’s Eve when it comes to getting decked out in your best metallics, LBDs, and deco-inspired jewels. Here are three great looks for saying goodbye to 2014 and kicking off 2015 with a bang! The only thing missing is a champagne toast!
Holly Golightly meets Zelda Fitzgerald in this sweet Lela Rose dress with gold Art Deco accessories. For an even more memorable look, add gloves and a bold red lip.
1. Lela Rose chevron-paneled dress / Net-a-porter
2. Diane von Furstenberg crystal evil eye clutch / Intermix
3. Sergio Rossi patent stiletto pump / Intermix
4. House of Harlow illuminating rectangle cuff / Revolve
5. Arme de L’Amour large cut-out earrings / Intermix
Soften an edgy leather look with vintage and boho accents like chandelier earrings or a beaded clutch. Style with simple textured waves and earth-tone makeup.
1. Zara faux leather dress / Zara
2. Anthropologie beaded lumen pouch / Anthropologie
3. Gianvito Rossi leather and PVC pumps / Net-a-porter
4. Erickson Beamon duchess of fabulous earrings / Shopbop
Go for broke and bring out all the bling. It’s easy to overdo, but if there was ever a night to get away with it, this is it. A matte metallic clutch is a great accessory to a glitzy dress.
1. Marc Jacobs embellished tulle dress / Net-a-porter
2. Anne-Grand Clement geometric triangle-embroidered zip pouch / Barneys
3. Zara jeweled leather heeled sandals / Zara
4. Melanie Auld black druzy dagger drop earrings / Anthropologie
5. Baublebar x Anthropologie fortuna bracelet / Anthropologie
We’re in the gift-giving grind and we know you are too! But so much to do in so little time! Need some fun ideas for your upcoming white elephant party? From stocking stuffer steals to splurges, here’s an under-$200 mini gift guide for you:
Marc Jacobs Don’t Panic Beanie, $88 / Gorjana Super Star Necklace, $80 /
Kate Spade Night Sky iPhone5/5S Case, $40 / NARS 3.1 Philip Lim Nail Polish in Hell Bent, $20 /
Tory Burch Gold-Plated Fitbit Case Bracelet, $195 / Rebecca Minkoff Star-studded Zip-off Leo Clutch, $89 /
Pinch Provisions for J. Crew Minimergency Kit, $18 / Eduardo Garza for West Elm Crystal Point Box, $40 /
imm Living Desert Aloe Jewelry Holder, $62 / Oscar De La Renta Hardcover Book, $125