Rodarte Skip The Runway, Here's What They Did Instead | Clozette

After a glorious return to New York Fashion Week for Spring 2019, Rodarte decided to skip the catwalk altogether this season. We can't complain, though, because what they did instead was as magnificent as their signature whimsical runway shows. It involves a surprise celebrity reunion, a super cute puppy and lots of dainty pearls. 

Painted or photographed? This surely is the question that will come to mind when one sees the campaign for the atelier's latest designs. Designer duo Laura and Kate Mulleavy unveiled their Spring/Summer 2020 collection through whimsical portraits that are styled to look like paintings. All are taken by photographer Darya Kobayashi Ritch (side note: her Instagram is a haven for quaint aesthetic).

True to the brand's roots of being founded in Los Angeles, this campaign is star-studded, featuring household names like Kirsten Dunst and up-and-coming actresses such as Kiernan Shipka (Sabrina in Chilling Adventures of Sabrina) and Lili Reinhart (Betty in Riverdale). Ahead, our favourites from the bunch.

The most adorable: Lili Reinhart and the puppy

Arguably the most adorable portrait of all is Lili Reinhart's. She's dressed in a voluminous white gown (the perfect choice for brides with a flair for the whimsical) while snuggling with a really cute puppy. 

The most majestic: Gabrielle Union looking like Princess Tiana

In this portrait, actress Gabrielle Union is a dead ringer for Princess Tiana from The Princess And The Frog. The pistachio green gown with tulle details matched with those glorious drop earrings are what fairytale dreams are made of!

The most headline-worthy: Mad Men reunion

Four years after its final season, Mad Men stars January Jones and Kiernan Shipka reunited in this Rodarte portrait. The onscreen mother-daughter tandem wore complementary pieces with Jones donning a pale pink silk dress and Shipka sporting a classy tube with floral details.

The prettiest piece: What Helena Howard wore

To us, this piece worn by Helena Howard is signature Rodarte: whimsical, dreamy and ultra-feminine. This oh-so-pretty pale lavender gown is made more beautiful and unique by its multi-coloured tulle detail. We know you're already imagining yourself wearing this.

The most eye-catching: Kirsten Dunst's stunning look

Seeing Kirsten Dunst in a beautiful voluminous gown takes us back to when she played Marie Antoinette in Sofia Coppola's film of the same name. It was the movie that made many ladies want to dress up like an 18th-century royalty. Looking for a modern rendition? This hand-beaded seafoam green gown is your best bet.

(Cover photo from: @rodarte)



Here in the tropics, we don’t really experience many seasonal changes. It’s sadly always just either rainy or sunny here. But with all the fall fashion trends popping up, we can’t help but fall for colours that make us feel like we’re having the season we can never have. Warm tones like muted oranges, deep reds, and rustic shades are all the rage now that it’s getting quite a bit colder. Want to join in on the fun? Let these ladies from the Clozette Community inspire your ber-month ensembles.

(Cover photo from: astrityas)

Fill your wardrobe with stylish rust-coloured pieces below.

This September, we’re all about championing our voice by celebrating our beauty. We all have our own unique charms, which makes it even more imperative for us to showcase them at their best. We’re also in constant search of new products that will help bring out the best in us. And this month, we’re eyeing these style and beauty picks to help us feel beautiful inside and out. 


Deputy Editor

Blazer from MAJE F/W 2019

Blazer from MAJE F/W 2019 collection, price unavailable

“Living in the tropics has made me averse to outerwear of all kinds. The weather just doesn't get as cold as to warrant a blazer or coat! But there's no denying the chicness of a blazer even when every other piece in your ensemble is quite plain. It amps your style's beauty a notch higher. So I've decided to finally consider biting the bullet with the MAJE VILIA Noir blazer that's a mix of '60s hip and military chic.”


Features Writer and Campaign Executive

Our style and beauty picks for september include Fitbit Versa 2™

Fitbit Versa 2™, SGD318

“Exercise is a great way to stimulate our bodies into being healthier and I believe that beauty, at its core, should also include how fit we are from within. With this in mind, my eye immediately caught the new Fitbit Versa 2™, which delivers more advanced health, fitness, and smart features than its predecessors.  It ensures a holistic and more efficient wellness routine. It's also swim-proof, packed with features like Sleep Score and smart wake to make sure I get the most out of my beauty sleep. As the first-ever Fitbit to have an Alexa and Spotify smartwatch experience, it will keep me grounded with all my tasks even when I'm out exercising.”


Features Writer and Community Specialist

PAZZION Light Blue Open Toe Block Heels

PAZZION Light Blue Open Toe Block Heels, price unavailable

“When it comes to footwear, I value quality over quantity. I don't mind paying for more as long as the item is worth it. While shoes are often an after-thought, to me, that shouldn't be the case. It's important to pick a good design that can bring out the beauty of what you're wearing. A great pair of shoes will also improve your stance and even the way you carry yourself in social situations. To update my mini shoe collection, I'm thinking of getting PAZZION's open-toed sandals with block heels in light blue. It's so versatile and looks like it's built to last many years!”


Features Writer

LEOWE Mini Lazo bag

LEOWE Mini Lazo bag, price unavailable

“No outfit is ever complete without a bag! Bags are my favourite accessory, and I can never go someplace without them. Aside from keeping my essentials safe, they add a whole other dimension to my look. Still, because I’m a no-fuss type of girl, I hate having to constantly move my stuff when I switch bags. That’s why I’m looking to invest in one with a classic style like LEOWE’s Mini Lazo bag. Despite being small, this one has enough compartments to fit all my essentials comfortably. It’s simple but chic because of its ribbon-like details, making it a completely versatile bag to fit any outfit. “


Features Writer

L’Occitane Immortelle Precious Dynamic Youthcare Cream

L’Occitane Immortelle Precious Dynamic Youthcare Cream, SGD100

“I have dry-combination skin so I need a hyper-moisturising cream that will hydrate my skin and help smoothen textured areas. My skin is also prone to looking dull and tired if not properly moisturised but I’m not a fan of greasy, oily creams. This is why I’m highly looking forward to testing out L’Occitane’s new Immortelle Precious Dynamic Youthcare Cream as it contains Hyaluronic Acid, dry skin’s best friend.”


Community Executive

Pandora Pink Murano Glass Leaf Hoop Earrings

Pandora Pink Murano Glass Leaf Hoop Earrings, SGD99

“Earrings are every woman's best friend. With the Autumn/Winter 2019 season creeping up, I can't help but opt for warm and flattering tones when it comes to my accessories. Pandora is launching its Autumn 2019 Collection, which features a collection of hand-finished designs in shades of pink. The Pink Murano Glass Leaf Hoop Earrings in rose gold is the perfect match to my everyday make up look — au naturel with a hint of rosy pink on the cheeks. A simple yet chic accessory that stands out without even trying.“


Creative Manager

Milani Gilded Rouge Eyeshadow Palette

Milani Gilded Rouge Eyeshadow Palette, price unavailable

“This time I’m eyeing Milani’s new Gilded Rouge Eyeshadow Palette. I love it for its variety of colours and how versatile it is; it's great for day or night looks. I heard the pigmentation of the eyeshadow is really good, too, but still very easy to blend. I have very oily eyelids and this eyeshadow palette is said to be one that really stays on. It is definitely an eyeshadow palette that I’d use on a regular basis.”


Creative Manager

Pantene Micellar Water Pure & Natul Shampoo

Pantene Micellar Water Pure & Natul Shampoo, SGD14.50 (

“As a person who styles her hair with products and relies heavily on dry shampoo, it's not easy finding a shampoo that can help cleanse my scalp well. That's until I found Pantene Micellar Water Pure & Natul Shampoo. Its charcoal component helps detox my scalp from product build-up without drying my hair. Plus, it makes the scalp and hair feel fresh.”

Want to treat yourself this month too? Look for the perfect dress in these shops.