Nyong’o and Fanning star in Tiffany & Co. campaign

Tiffany & Co.’s new fall campaign is set to star some familiar faces.

According to Fashionista, actresses Lupita Nyong’o and Elle Fanning will be front and center in the brand’s fall campaign, starring alongside models Natalie Westling and Christy Turlington. This marks the first instance of celebrities starring in a Tiffany & Co. campaign, says Fashionista, a change that comes courtesy of former Vogue creative director Grace Coddington, who took over the jeweler’s campaigns in April.

In addition to the arrival of celebrity faces to the campaign, Coddington also made some changes to the overall aesthetic of the ads, says Fashionista. 

She not only had “the women pose in a studio instead of on the streets of New York,” according to Fashionista, she also opted against “shooting still-life imagery of the jewelry,” choosing instead to “focus on close-ups as they’re worn.”

Fashionista says that the brand revamp comes on the heels of slumping sales and stock prices and is a part of a string of other changes, which include “a relaunch of its affordable ‘Love’ collection with the slogan ‘#lovenotlike,'” as well as a collection from designer Reed Krakoff.

As for Coddington’s decision to employ celebrities, she told Business of Fashion that although she’s “known not to like celebrity very much,” she wanted to “find people who are beyond the average celebrity … They have to have more to them.”

 

 

Take Her Look [For Less]

Wearing white after Labor Day is one of the most well-known fashion faux-pas — and myths. But in case that is an actual rule of style etiquette, Elle Fanning got in her last white ensemble of summer just before the holiday.

On September 2, Fanning was spotted at Los Angeles International Airport wearing a white lace-embellished chiffon dress, which she paired with what InStyle reports are Simon Muller x Mascot sunglasses. She completed her on-the-go look with light pink ankle booties and a Louis Vuitton crossbody bag.

While Fanning’s entire outfit is the object of our envy, we can’t help but zero in on her luxurious Louis Vuitton purse, the Speedy Bandoulier 30 bag. It’s not shocking, however, that this covetable crossbody comes at a very high price — a $1,390 price, to be exact. But if you love Fanning’s entire ensemble, we found all the pieces necessary to recreate her look for less, much less than the cost of her crossbody. Read on for the results!

First on our shopping list was a lace-embellished chiffon dress to mimic Fanning’s frock, and we found the perfect alternative in the form of the Jessica Simpson 3/4 Sleeve Chiffon Dress from Zappos. Delivering a similar floating silhouette and lace details, this dress will surely pass for Fanning’s, but will only set you back $128.

The Jessica Simpson 3/4 Sleeve Chiffon Dress, found on Zappos.com.

The Jessica Simpson 3/4 Sleeve Chiffon Dress, found on Zappos.com.

Finding light pink ankle boots to pair with our look-alike dress was like searching for a needle in a haystack, but we finally landed on the Seychelles Lucky Penny Booties from 6pm. While the color is subtle, they will certainly add a bit of dimension to the soft look for $89.99.

The Seychelles Lucky Penny Booties, found on 6pm.com.

The Seychelles Lucky Penny Booties, found on 6pm.com.

Circular sunnies will add a whole new level of cool to your look, and the Follow the Lines Round Sunglasses from Urban Outfitters will do just that. These glasses will fool all your friends into thinking that they are much more expensive than their $15 price tag.

The Follow the Lines Circular Sunglasses, found on UrbanOutfitters.com.

The Follow the Lines Circular Sunglasses, found on UrbanOutfitters.com.

Our look for less wouldn’t be complete without a bag to rival Fanning’s Louis Vuitton look. While nothing compares to a genuine Louis Vuitton design, this Barrel Body Satchel by Dasein delivers a comparable style at a fraction of the cost. Done in a rich tan, this satchel will be your new go-to bag for all of your favorite outfits. Its similar barrel construction comes in a close second to its first best feature, that being its $47.99 price.

The Dasein Barrel Removable Shoulder Strap Body Satchel, found on Overstock.com.

The Dasein Barrel Removable Shoulder Strap Body Satchel, found on Overstock.com.

Elle Fanning’s fashionable ensemble may have cost upwards of $1,390, but our recreated ensemble will give you a similar look from head to toe for a total price $280.98. Now you can look like a star without spending like a star!

Happy Shopping!

Take Her Look [For Less]

There is no fabric more versatile than denim — it can be worn in the form of jeans, jackets and shirts, and on Wednesday, Elle Fanning showed us that denim can also be worn as cute summer dress.

The actress was spotted on Wednesday in Los Angeles wearing a denim A-line dress, which she paired with a red Gucci leather shoulder bag and beige espadrille flats featuring fun burger and fries embroidery.

Fanning’s sweet denim dress is perfect for those hazy, hot and humid summer days when its way too hot to wear anything form-fitting. Although the designer of her dress is unknown, The Daily Mail reports that Fanning’s Gucci crossbody comes in at a steep $2,490, so we decided to recreate Fanning’s entire look for less, a lot less than $2,490 — we set out to replicate her look for under $200. Read on for the results!

The first order of business was to find a similar dress to Fanning’s sweet A-line number, and we immediately found a cute alternative from our friends at Lulu’s. The Rhythm Birkin Blue Chambray Skater Dress offers a similar silhouette to Fanning’s frock, while the denim comes in a similar color and wash, making it the perfect dress to duplicate Fanning’s look. This dress even has a little surprise in the back: an oval-shaped back cutout that ties into a bow! This copycat style is available for $86 on Lulus.com.

No bag can ever compare to a Gucci purse, but we came across an equally vibrant crossbody to compete with Fanning’s. The Carmel Crossbody Wristlet from Charming Charlie delivers the same striking red as Fanning’s Gucci bag, but it’s much more versatile since it can be worn as a crossbody or as a wristlet/clutch. This purse is sure to add the necessary pop of color to our copycat look, and it’s available at Charming Charlie for only $19.

Espadrille flats complete our look for less, but in searching for a similar pair of flats, we actually found Fanning’s exact pair! Fanning is wearing Jason Polan Original Burger & Fries espadrilles from Soludos.com, a footwear company based in Soho, New York that specializes in espadrilles and summer footwear. Fanning’s Burger & Fries style is available in the sand color she’s sporting, as well as an appropriately named ‘mustard’ color for only $65.

Instead of shelling out $2,490 to purchase the same Gucci bag as Elle Fanning, you can recreate her whole outfit for under $200 — $170, to be exact! So if you love Fanning’s look, head over to Lulu’s, Soludos and Charming Charlie to pick up these pieces to replicate her summery look for yourself!

Happy Shopping!