Sunday, December 11, 2011

A Year to Remember: Style Survivors

It was a year of fashion hits, misses, and some unfortunate tragedies. But these ladies proved that their envious style can not only evolve with the trends but also set them. Can't wait to see what they wear on and off the red carpet come 2012!

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Jessica Alba

Kate Bosworth

Sarah Jessica Parker

Victoria Beckham

Jennifer Aniston

Emma Stone


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

CFDA/Vogue Fashion Awards: Top Looks

It was a big night for fashion yesterday as Joseph Altuzarra was annouced as the winner of the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund, after being a nominee last year as well. His brand, Altuzarra deserved this esteemed award for its punchy prints and chic minimalism that few designers can master at once. The runner-ups were Creatures of the Wind and jewelry designer, Pamela Love. Below are the best looks from the red-carpet!

Rooney Mara in Calvin Klein

Rebecca Romijn and husband, Jerry O'Connell

Oliva Wilde in Cushnie et Ochs

Lily Kwong in Altuzarra

Liya Kebede in Cushnie et Ochs

Vera Wang in her own design

Joan Smalls in Altuzarra


Friday, November 4, 2011

The Wintery Mix: Best Cold Weather Wear

About the only thing about bitter winter weather that I like is that I get to wear lots of cute layers! It's the perfect time to pile on your comfy sweaters, thick scarves, and tall boots. You know you're going to be miserable once you step outside anyway, (especially if you're from DE like me!), so you might as well look stylish. Above are my absolute favorite cold weather items- things that I look forward to taking out of the back of my closet every fall. I also threw in a few other items as well :)

Dark Printed Skirt: Take spring florals down a notch with moodier hues

Knit Headband: Cover your ears with a standout topper

Tweed Chain Bag: So regal and dainty, it will perfectly off set your winter look

Long Coat: Chic and trendy, a below the knee coat keeps your dress/skirt at bay in the wind

Leopard Booties: Boots, check. Lace-up, check. Snow proof, check. Sexy print, super check

Mixed Material Vest: Fur for warmth and leather for flare = a great 2 in 1 deal

Glitter Loafers: Shine like snow in made-for-girls loafers. You'll wear them again and again, I promise

Navajo Top: Be down to earth in a fun and surprisingly neutral print

Brown Leather Pants: You can still rock out in these pants without looking like a poser

Infinity Scarf: Easy to wear (no instructions needed!), and provides optimal warmth. Winning

Suede Gloves: Keep your digits toasty in trendy suede- others will be jealous, guaranteed

Cozy Knit Cardigan: Wrap yourself up in this classic winter staple. LOVE

Teal Earrings: The perfect color that goes with literally everything your wear. So pretty!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Spring 2012 Coverage: Collection Awards

Best Gowns- Naeem Khan

Best Decade Inspiration- Ralph Lauren

Best Boxy- Reed Krakoff

Best Pretty- Nina Ricci

Best Sporty w/ a Twist- Alexander Wang

Best Bright Colors- Peter Som

Best Monotone- Cushnie et Ochs

Best Metallic- Diesel

Best Runway Backdrop- DKNY

Best Commerical Appeal- J.Crew

Best Concept- Kimberly Ovitz

Best Causal-Wear- Nicholas K

Best Novice- J.W Anderson

Best Luxury- St.John

Best Pants- Theory

Most "Me"- Karen Walker

Best Use of Prints- Michael Angel

Most Red-Carpet- Zac Posen

Best Geometric- David Koma

Best Theme- Giles

Most on Trend- Johnathan Saunders

Most Interesting Use of Layers- Richard Nicolli

Best Sheer- Alberta Ferretti

Most Cheeky- Blumarine

Most Unique- Commuun

Best "Farewell"- D&G

Best Styling- DSquared

Best Veteran- Fendi

Best Romantic- Luisa Beccaria

Best Hair- Versace

Best Dark- A.F Vandevorst

Most Playful- Carven

Best Fantasy- Manish Arora

Most Dynamic- Paco Rabanne

Most Chic- Dolce & Gabbana

Best Shoes- Altuzarra

Best NYC-Prabal Gurung

Best London- Antonio Beradi

Best Milan- Gabriele Colangelo

Best Paris- Chanel

Best Overall- Viktor & Rolf


Sunday, September 18, 2011

Emmys Red Carpet 2011

Katie Holmes in Calvin Klein: 10/10

For once I am in love with what Katie is wearing. Usually there is always one item in her look that doesn't work, but this Calvin dress is simple and beautiful. The neckline cut and color is just so delicious. Love

Lea Michelle in Marchesa: 5/10

It's either hit or miss with Lea's red-carpet style. This time it's a definite miss. Red is very overdone, but that is not the bad part. I'm a Marchesa fan, but the top half of this gown is ill fitting and engulfs her. I wish her hair was in a nice up-do or there was some stand-out jewelry.

Claire Danes in Oscar de la Renta: 12/10

Claire gets extra points for choosing an unexpected gown for this red carpet. In a night of many shimmering sequin dresses, this shiny one stands out for its unique patchwork pattern and mix of different blue hues. Simple hair and accessories complete a wonderful look. What else can we expect from Claire but perfection?

Nina Dobrev in Donna Karan: 20/10

Nina is by far my favorite at the Emmys! Normally I tend to dislike red on the red carpet, but Nina brings star power to an overdone color. The dress is perfectly fitted, the train is stunning and that luxurious necklace tops it off wonderfully. She blew everyone out of the water.

Sarah Hyland in Christian Siriano: 8/10

Sarah is almost perfection in this pink confection. I do love the rich pink color and the waist clinching belt, but I'm not a fan off matchy matchy shoes. Also her hair seem more prom than Emmys. But overall she looks adorably cute.

Julia Stiles in Georges Hokeika: 10/10

Julia always goes for simple modern looks, and tonight was no different. The dress is fit perfectly and I adore the slight shimmer appeal, not to mention the dusty blue hue. She can do no wrong in my opinion.

Gwyneth Paltrow in Emilio Pucci: 2/10

Gwyneth what happened?! The lace is nice and so is the cap sleeves, but a midriff? It's not appropriate at all for the Emmys let alone someone older than thirty. Strike one for Gwyneth.

Anna Faris: 15/10

Give me a gold dress, a Grecian mix with tribal pattern appeal, and Anna Faris and I'm sold. She just looks so stunning.

Emily Blunt in Elie Saab: 10/10

You can never go wrong with Elie Saab on the red carpet. Emily pulls off this navy intricately detailed textured gown perfectly. And with that deep v-neckline, up swept hair is the right choice. Well done.

Elisabeth Moss in Marchesa: 12/10

Now here is Marchesa done right. That cream color on Elisabeth's pale skin in wonderful. I also adore the branching effect of sequins up and down the bodice and acting as faux sleeves.

Olivia Munn: 5/10

Emerald green is an up and coming trend, especially seen alot on Spring 2012 runways these past 2 weeks. But sadly this emerald green dress doesn't do anything for me. I don't understand the stripes up the front. Or are they wrinkles in the gown? The only thing working for me is her beautifully wavy crop cut.

Kerry Washington: 8/10

I'm on the fence about this look. I like the fringy skirt and shimmer effect of the dress, but I wish it was in a different color. A dark hue like navy or plum would look so much better! Her hair looks a little deflated as well.

Julianna Margulies: 3/10

I like that she was going for the whole Snow White look with the dark hair, rosy skin and white white gown. But satin? It's very hard to pull satin off, let alone a pure white shiny column gown.
And don't even get me started on the weird holey details on the bodice. I just don't get it.

Aubrey Plaza: 20/10

This is my second favorite look tonight besides Nina. I absolutely love this look head to toe! The halter neck is perfection and I love the way it flows at the bottom. Beautiful hair and red lips complete this fabulous look. This is white done right!

Brooke Burke: 15/10

I love this look mainly for the barney purple color. It's a breath of fresh air on a red carpet full of the usual sequins and red. The mile high hair is another story however.


Sunday, August 28, 2011

VMAs 2011: Red Carpet Coverage

Proud Mama

Beyonce came tonight with some huge news....she's preggo! And boy does pregnancy look good on her. She stunned in this orange-redish one shoulder Lanvin gown and side swept ponytail. She knocked it out on the red-carpet, as well as with her performance of "Love on Top" in a Dolce & Gabbana pink sequin blazer. Congrats!

Metallic Mania

Shiny metallics seemed to be the fad trend at tonight's VMAs, but I am starting to get pretty sick of the look. Victoria Justice does pull it off very nicely with the complementing silver pumps and diva-ifed hair, but to me it's just "been there, done that".

Everything But the Kitchen Sink

Nicki Minaj looks a hot mess in this weird contraption. I really don't get it at all. What's with the stuffed cat toys, ballet tights, and face mask? Nicki tends to adorn outfits that I find neither fun nor fashionable, and this look really tops it off for me. Gimmicks need to stop, ahh.

Britney is Back in Black

I absolutely loved that Britney won for her video and received the lifetime achievement award (presented by a cross-dressing Lady GaGa), but her look was boring as usual. What happened to the days of denim dresses, pink pleather pants and midriff tops? Not that her past looks were very flattering or fashion forward, but at least they had the wow factor. This simple Missoni mini and calf cutting bootie look just falls flat. A much better effort on the hair though.

Swamp Creature

Really Miley? She looks like a woodland monster from the murky abyss in this dull and drab long sleeve gown. It's neither young, fun, or trendy and makes her appear twice her age. I would have shorten the hem, chopped off the sleeves, changed the color and print, taken down her hair, lighten up her makeup....basically change the entire look head to toe. Really Miley?

Gretel's Shoes

Ok first off, why is Katie Holmes at the VMAs? And why did she get to present the biggest award of the night? And slighty off topic, why did she guest judge on So You Think You Can Dance? a few weeks back? The answer we can all guess at (cough cough Tom Cruise), but my largest concern was her hideous clown shoes. They do not go with her dress, nor with anything for that matter (maybe a yodeling outfit?). Just plain wrong all around.

Asian Influence

Katy Perry looked surprisingly tame (in her terms) tonight on the red (well black), carpet. Of course that being is WAY too costume-like, and the parcel? Unnecessary and gimmicky. But can we expect anything less from Mrs. Russel Brand? I do love her pink strappy Jimmy Choo sandals though.


For fashion purposes I actually liked Selena's Julien MacDonald gown. The details are stunning and the double skirt interesting; her hair matched well too. In VMAs terms, this look was one of the safer ones, but I found that refreshing in a sea of overdone metallics, animal print and craft projects. So props about your boytoy....

Best Dressed

Loved Zoe on tonight's red carpet! Her Barbara Bui mini is fabulous with that sexy v-neck and cool details. Those pumps are to die for as well. No one messes with Zoe when it comes to event dressing.

Broadwalk Broads

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