5 ‘Cinderella’ inspired looks for the spring bride

Lily James looks like a modern day princess in ice blue Elie Saab Haute Couture.

Lily James looked like a modern day princess in ice blue Elie Saab Haute Couture.

The tale of Cinderella is one that has been told over and over again to many little girls and adults alike, so it’s no surprise that the live action version of the story took the top spot at the movies this past weekend. Although we’re strong believers in creating our own happiness (instead of waiting for a mysterious prince to save us), we still loved the movie. The exquisite fashion, heralded by costume designer Sandy Powell was also beyond words.

Sparkle, check.

Sparkle, check.

Gorgeous train, check.

Gorgeous train, check.

Another thing we couldn’t get enough of was actress Lily James’ uber chic style while promoting the film. From Prada to Dior and Elie Saab couture, the starlet hit all the right notes in her first headlining stint.

Her style was so on point that we decided to pull together our favorite looks as inspiration for the spring bride. Whether you’re thinking of opting for a traditional princess ball gown or going for a minimalist and modern look, we have no doubt that each of ‘Cinderella’s’ looks will give you butterflies and inspiration.

Lily James sported another ice blue look --this time by Prada. If you're looking to go the goddess route with your dress, this look is elegant yet sexy. It shows the perfect amount of skin.

Lily James sported another ice blue look –this time by Prada. If you’re looking to go the goddess route with your wedding dress, this look is elegant yet sexy. It shows the perfect amount of skin without being vulgar.

This rose colored ball gown is so feminine and light. If strapless is your thing, don't be afraid to play around with different interpretations. Opting for something with texture or less than conventional draping will make you stand out.

We love this rose colored Dior ball gown –even more because it’s so feminine and light. If strapless is your thing, don’t be afraid to play around with different interpretations. Opting for something with texture (taffeta in this case) or less than conventional draping will make you stand out.

When it works, it works. The actress called on another Elie Saab gown for a screening at Disneyland. The whimsy and fit of this dress is what makes it so appealing. We can see it on a bride looking to incorporate nature (gorgeous woods anyone?) into her wedding.

When it works, it works. The actress called on another Elie Saab gown for a screening at Disneyland. The whimsy and fit of this dress is what makes it so appealing. We can see it on a bride looking to incorporate nature (gorgeous woods anyone?) into her wedding.

Lily opted for a teacup length Nicholas Oakwell couture dress at the film's Russian premiere. This length is hard to pull off but when it works, it's perfection. It's elegant  and reminiscent of the chic of such stars like Audrey Hepburn. Best part is that it doesn't seem to have lost it's femininity in all its understated glory.

Lily opted for a teacup length Nicholas Oakwell couture dress at the film’s Russian premiere. This length is hard to pull off but when it works, it’s perfection. The dress is elegant and reminiscent of the chic of such stars like Audrey Hepburn. The best part is that it doesn’t seem to have lost its femininity in all its understated glory.

 

Michelle Williams ushers in spring with a new platinum do

Michelle Williams stuns in Louis Vuitton and messy platinum locks.

Michelle Williams stuns in Louis Vuitton and messy platinum locks.

We have always adored actress, Michelle Williams. From her days as the resident bad girl Jen Lindley on Dawson’s Creek to her transformation into a bona fide red carpet style star, our girl crush on her has seriously grown over the years. The actress has not only found a way to cement her style status with slightly offbeat yet glamorous looks, when it comes to her personal life, she’s also retained a level of class that most actresses only dream of.

Bold color and stripes take center stage. Michelle Williams on the April cover of Elle UK.

Bold color and stripes take center stage. Michelle Williams on the April cover of Elle UK.

This month, she’s gracing the cover of Elle UK and discussing motherhood, ‘I feel like I’m so good at raising a kid when I’m not working…I don’t forget anything. I’ve got everything covered. It’s a real luxury to have a moment when I’m not scrambling. I feel like most of my life, I’m trying to do two things at once, both to the best of my abilities.’

She also discussed shunning social media for good old fashioned poetry, ‘I love poetry because it’s like a shot, like an attack, like a dose. And for a person who doesn’t have very much free time, it does its work very quickly. So I read poems on my phone when I wake up in the morning.’

She adds, ‘It opens you up for the rest of the day, and suddenly your life becomes a little more observed. And when it becomes more observed, it can’t help but start to become more beautiful.’

The actress looked stylish and at ease in a colorblocked Louis Vuitton number.

The actress looked stylish and at ease in a colorblocked Louis Vuitton number.

As the face of Louis Vuitton, it makes sense that she was outfitted in the brand’s latest and chicest looks. As gorgeous as the clothes look on her, the one thing we can’t get enough of is her uber stylish and newly dyed platinum locks. The length is perfectly chic and the tousled waves are a great way to usher in spring.

The April 2015 issue of ELLE UK is out on newsstands and available via Apple Newsstand on March 5th.

Who wore it best? Lena Dunham and Rosamund Pike face off in Giambattista Valli

Giambattista Valli Couture Gown.

Giambattista Valli Couture Gown.

2 stars, one look, who wore it best? This week, an Oscar nominee goes head to head with an it “girl”. The item of clothing in the middle of this style battle is an incredibly dramatic Giambattista Valli number. The top is reminiscent of a retro diner uniform and the bottom is a pink ombre skirt complete with a million tiers. So who wore it best?

Lena Dunham attended the 2014 Emmy Awards in Giambattista Valli Couture.

Girls star Lena Dunham attended the 2014 Emmy Awards in Giambattista Valli Couture.

When Lena Dunham showed up in this pink confection just a few months ago at the 2014 Emmy Awards, there was a major uproar about the gown being a horrible choice. Many memes followed putting the actress next to everything from wedding cakes  to the model who actually wore the original creation on the runway.

Let’s get one thing straight, Couture is incredibly subjective. It is meant to be quite dramatic. It is art, which means not everyone is going to agree on its interpretation. We did give Ms. Dunham some serious props for stepping out of the box and for being willing to try something that most actresses wouldn’t bet their red carpet cred on.

Rosamund Pike perfectly posed in Giambattista Valli for Vanity Fair.

Rosamund Pike perfectly posed in Giambattista Valli for Vanity Fair.

That being said, the recent Vanity Fair spread of Oscar nominee Rosamund Pike really showed us how we prefer to see this look –perfectly posed. There are some clothes that look great on the runway and on the red while others shine while standing still. The latter seems to be the case for this number. Rosamund Pike wins.

Who do you think rocked the look best? Share your thoughts below.

Are latex dresses the latest trend in Hollywood? Why we’re hoping this look won’t stick around

Latex dresses are trending this week in Hollywood. BOth Kim Kardashian and Rita Ora sported the same pink latex look.

Latex dresses are trending this week in Hollywood. Both Kim Kardashian and Rita Ora sported the same pink latex look.

We’ve seen some very wacky trends come out of Hollywood and the latest one seems to be favored by reality and pop stars alike. Both Kim Kardashian and Rita Ora stepped out in identical pink latex dresses on the same day this week.

We’re all for fit but the liquid leather look takes things to a whole new level. On the runway, this kind of look has the potential to be edgy and rebellious. In real life however, there is that tendency to looking like you just raided a stripper’s closet. Literally looking like they were poured into these dresses, both girls completed their outfits with full fur coats.

Kim Kardashian in pink latex dress and fur coat.

Kim Kardashian in a pink Atsuko Kudo latex dress and fur coat.

Rita Ora also paired her latex dress with a contrasting fur coat.

Rita Ora also paired her latex dress with a contrasting fur coat.

When it comes to dresses like this, there is always going to be a very thin line between edgy and tacky. It only takes one busted seam and a wardrobe malfunction to land you on the tacky end.

What do you think of this latex dress trend? Would you wear it? Share your thoughts below.

What to expect for spring? Lots of stripes and denim!

Sienna Miller in an Altuzarra blouse and skirt combo.

Sienna Miller in an Altuzarra blouse and skirt combo.

We are well aware that most of the east coast is dealing with freezing temperatures at the moment but thanks to the perpetually gorgeous weather here in Los Angeles (don’t be jealous), we are already thinking about diving into some gorgeous spring pieces.

This spring is going to be all about the chambray denim shirt. Above, Jcrew Keeper Chambray Shirt

This spring is going to be all about the chambray shirt. Above, Jcrew Keeper Chambray Shirt.

So what do you have to look forward to this upcoming season? Apparently, a lot of stripes and denim. The chambray shirt became a wardrobe staple for so many last year and it is definitely not going anywhere. Prepare to see more denim on denim combos too! We’ve paired our chambray with everything from leather skirts to ripped boyfriend jeans and even 80s inspired high-waisted jeans.

Prepare to see a lot of denim on denim for spring. Above, Jcrew Chambray Pocket Shirt.

Prepare to see a lot of denim on denim for spring. Above, Jcrew Chambray Pocket Shirt.

When it comes to stripes, there’s nothing more chic than a nautical look done right (yes, it is very easy to go the cheesy route with this look). If you’re looking to change things up a little, opt for a baggier look, buttoned down to show a little skin. You’ll look sexy without trying too hard. Tell us, what styles are you most excited to sport for spring? Share your thoughts below.

Stripes are also going to be huge this season.  Don't be afraid to for stripes on stripes. Above, J Crew Endless Shirt in Black Stripe.

Stripes are also going to be huge this season. Don’t be afraid to try out stripes on stripes. Above, J Crew Endless Shirt in Black Stripe.

Go for a slightly oversized striped shirt. You'll look sexy without trying too hard. Above, Shay Mitchell in a Band of Outsiders striped silk blouse.

Go for a slightly oversized striped shirt and button it down, just a little. You’ll look sexy without trying too hard. Above, Shay Mitchell in a Band of Outsiders striped silk blouse.

Jennifer Lawrence is the picture of elegance in latest Dior campaign

Jennifer Lawrence for Dior

Jennifer Lawrence for Dior

Jennifer Lawrence was noticeably absent at the Oscars a few days ago. The actress, whose Dior gowns have become a staple on the red carpet over the past few years, did find a way to keep the fashion world talking after the event. French fashion house, Dior released the latest images of Lawrence looking fresh faced and elegant in their most recent campaign.

The actress poses with the brand's latest offerings in "it" bags.

The actress poses with the brand’s latest offerings in “it” bags.

The "Be Dior"  bag is elegant yet chic.

The “Be Dior” bag is elegant yet chic.

Photographed by Paolo Roversi, the actress looked completely at ease in front of the camera while sporting the brand’s latest offering — the “Be Dior” leather bag.  The bag which comes in a variety of colors and textures is perfectly structured with a feminine twist. Its old school allure fits in perfectly in the modern woman’s closet. We can’t wait to try out the pastel hued version for spring.

The structured bags which have an old school feel to them fit in perfectly in a modern woman's closet.

The structured bags which have an old school feel to them fit perfectly in a modern woman’s wardrobe.

Just in time for spring. The "Be Dior" bag comes in different colors and textures.

Just in time for spring. The “Be Dior” bag comes in different colors and textures.

Is L.A. finally gaining the fashion cred it deserves?

Louis Vuitton Series 2

Louis Vuitton Series 2

On a perfectly sunny Friday afternoon with just the right amount of breeze blowing through, a multitude of fashion lovers and curious Los Angeles residents strolled through the maze of showcased accessories, collage of models and runway projections at 1135 Highland Avenue. A former camera store, the location had been transformed to house the past, present and future of Louis Vuitton through the eyes of newly minted Creative Director, Nicolas Ghesquière.

Actress, Jennifer Connelly is the new face of Louis Vuitton

Actress, Jennifer Connelly is the new face of Louis Vuitton

To many, L.A. style is as breezy as that perfect Friday afternoon but those of us that have been here long enough know that the city is sizzling with potential. As the home of the Oscars, Emmys, Golden Globes and Grammy Awards, it may seem a little greedy to want to add fashion capital to that as well but it is a title the city of angels is poised to take on thanks to some recent high profile fashion moves.

Tom Ford's star studded Los Angeles show.

Tom Ford’s star studded Los Angeles show.

Tom Ford Fall 2015 Los Angeles show. The presentation took place at Milk Studios.

Tom Ford Fall 2015 Los Angeles show. The presentation took place at Milk Studios.

When Saint Laurent’s Hedi Slimane moved his creative studio from the chic streets of Paris to the palm tree laden streets of Los Angeles, the fashion world took notice. Fast forward to three years later and the city has not only achieved the major coup of hosting Tom Ford’s Fall 2015 show –right in the heart of Hollywood, Louis Vuitton also chose the city as its first destination for its “Louis Vuitton Series 2 — Past, Present and Future” exhibition.

Oscar winner, Jennifer Lawrence's latest campaign for Dior.

Oscar winner, Jennifer Lawrence’s latest campaign for Dior.

Not bad for a city who was dumped by Mercedes Benz Fashion Week just a few years ago. Up next,  Couture House, Dior will hold its Cruise runway show in Los Angeles on May 9th. We have no doubt that it’ll be a star studded event.

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