Kerry Washington played Olivia Pope to perfection with a little help from her Burberry Prorsum Double Duchess Caped Trench Coat
Scandal returns tonight with a brand new episode but we’re still stuck on the first one. If you’re a lover of all things relating to Olivia Pope as we are, you’ll remember that in true Thursday night fashion, the ultimate “fixer”, as played by the gorgeous and talented Kerry Washington ended last season with a fashion moment and moral statement –the white hat. So, it was only fair that she “handled” the equally heart thumping season three premiere with a bang. Enter one of the best looking white coats in history courtesy of Burberry Prorsum’s Spring 2013 collection.
Last season, it was all about the white hat
When Ms. Pope entered the scene with all the authority, strength and style cred in the world, our hearts fluttered. We all know that clothes play an important role on film but when they convey as strong a message as the dialogue and actions happening on screen, we’ve hit the jackpot. That being said, you can get your hands on this statement piece for the small price of $2595.00 (that’s actually half of what we were expecting…)
The coat was such a hit that it reappeared in promo shots for the 3rd season of the show
Cara Delevigne first strutted the look down the runway at the Spring 2013 Burberry Prorsum show
Earlier in the year, I sat down with the fun and ambitious Chloé Johnston to discuss my favorite topic –Parisian style, fashion and shopping. Sitting at a table at Le Pain Quotidien on the Larchmont strip, we escaped the rare Los Angeles drizzle outside to discuss her passion project –CJ Shopping Tours. A full service shopping experience offering hand crafted shopping tours for visitors to Paris as well as access to Parisian fashion and accessories through an online shop and local trunk shows, CJ Shopping tours offers a true French experience in travel, beauty and fashion.
To understand the art of Parisian chic, you have to understand the city itself and this girl definitely does. With a mom who is fluent in both French and local Parisian culture, Johnston’s love for all things French runs deep. Although born in Philadelphia, she learned to appreciate Parisian culture, fashion and travel from her mom and through her yearly trips to Paris growing up. Her other skill of always being able to find a bargain is also Parisian inspired.
CJ Shopping Tours aims to give you a one of a kind shopping experience in Paris
Since launching CJ Shopping Tours in 2011, Johnston has created several tours to satisfy the inner fashionista in every girl. From vintage trips, to discovering boutiques and flea markets, Johnston has you covered. Looking for something more tailored to your style? You can also have a tour customized especially for you or a group of friends. They say summer is the perfect time to visit Paris but I say there’s nothing more beautiful than autumn in the city of lights, love and endless style. Having a guide to help you navigate this one of a kind city, now that’s priceless.
Find out more about Chloé Johnston and booking a memorable shopping tour of Paris here.
Cate Blanchett looked every inch the elegant movie star at the 39th Annual Deauville Film Festival.
Take note, young Hollywood. You don’t have to show it all to make a statement. After just recently recovering from the mess that was the MTV Video Music Awards, we must say, it was absolutely refreshing to see the über talented and always stylish Cate Blanchett at the Deauville Film Festival. The Blue Jasmine star stunned on the red carpet in a gorgeous, nude vintage lace number. From the long sleeves to the teacup length and hint of sparkle, there was nothing we didn’t love about Ms. Blanchett’s elegant dress.
Cate Blanchett – The star oozed elegance in her vintage lace number.
Finishing of her look, the actress who is already gaining some serious Oscar buzz for her neurotic performance in Blue Jasmine, (we’ve seen it and yes, she is nothing short of fantastic) sported an equally nude face with just a hint of a glow. Ok, we admit it, we totally have a crush.
She finished off her look with an equally nude makeup palette.
After attending the opening ceremony for the film festival, the gorgeous actress took a risk in a pattern adorned A-line gown. We’ve come to love her quirky and unpredictable style and in our humble opinion, we can’t think of anyone else who could possibly pull off the look below.
Cate Blanchett took a risk in a patterned A-line frock at the screening of Blue Jasmine
Effortlessly chic –Cate Blanchett arrived in Deauville in an all black look
Also hitting the summer film festival circuit this week was Sandra Bullock who sported a super chic and bold pair of trousers with a color blocked top. The actress who is in town to promote her latest film –Gravity with George Clooney has been pulling out all the stops with her wardrobe.
Sandra Bullock also hit the festival circuit to promote her latest film in Venice.
At an earlier photocall for her latest offering, she was all about pops of color in a colorblocked sheath dress. Later on at the premiere, she went bold in red again. Her origami style dress made an undeniable movie star statement.
Sandra Bullock and George Clooney at a photocall for their latest film–Gravity. The actress looked chic in a colorblocked fitted dress.
Sandra Bullock was the ultimate lady in red at the Venice Film Festival.
As fashion week rapidly approaches, I find myself streamlining everything from my daytime and nighttime looks to things I carry around in my purse. Running from one show to another means there’s no time for clutter or anything that could possibly weigh me down. That being said, the arrival of the Q Card iPhone Wallet Case for my review couldn’t have come at a better time. I’m very picky about my accessories, including accessories for my accessories. For my phone or iPad covers, it’s all about a balance of design and functionality. A simple, streamlined design always gets a thumbs up. If it’s able to provide more than one function, it gets a double thumbs up. So let’s get to what I like about the case.
The Q Card Case comfortably fits 3 cards (credit cards, IDs, etc) plus cash.
Being able to fit 2-3 cards in the back is the best thing about it. I was able to fit 2 cards, a 20 dollar bill and a driver’s license (as you know, I like to go big or go home). Another plus is the array of colors you have to choose from. The case comes in white, pink, green and black. I’ve tried a variety of colors during my time as an iPhone user, so coming from a pink case, I opted for green this time around (a little homage to Pantone’s color pick of the year).
By fusing a soft-touch rubber case with a premium fabric pocket, the Q card case is a great mix of design and functionality.
According to the makers of the case, the Q Card Case is specifically designed with Natural Throw™ buttons that maintain an organic connection with your iPhone. When it comes to functionality, this is a huge plus. One is able to navigate as precisely and easily as without a case. The included scratch-resistant screen protector is also a great bonus.
Any cons? Although I try to stay away from any phone accessories made of rubber as they usually stretch and aren’t always the most elegant in design, the soft-touch rubber with the premium fabric pocket swayed me on this. I guess what it comes down to is –when in doubt, always go simple. The Q Card Case is available online at CM4 and on Amazon.com.
Michelle Williams for Louis Vuitton (Image courtesy of Louis Vuitton)
Not that she hasn’t always been “A-list” to us but Michelle Williams just stepped things up another notch. The actress was recently announced as the newest face of fashion house, Louis Vuitton. Joining the ranks of gorgeous faces like Angelina Jolie, Uma Thurman, Jennifer Lopez, Diane Kruger and Scarlett Johannsson, she is no doubt in great company.
Michelle Williams shoes off Louis Vuitton’s latest fall / autumn offerings (Image courtesy of Louis Vuitton)
Shot by famed photographer, Peter Lindbergh, the actress smoulders in rich red lipstick, dark brows, a messy cropped cut all while sporting the brand’s latest offerings –the ‘W’ and the ‘Capucines’. Frankly, we can’t think of a more perfect way to introduce autumn/winter 2014. What do you think of Michelle’s new modeling gig? Share your thoughts below + get to know all the past Louis Vuitton beauties here.
VIDEO: Behind the scenes of Michelle William’s LV shoot
Kerry Washington dares to bare on the cover of The Hollywood Reporter
Rihanna, Iman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kerry Washington, Miley Cyrus, Jennifer Lawrence, Diane Kruger and Olivia Wilde. What do these women have in common? The crop top trend taking over Hollywood. We already know that fashion designers love to take inspiration from the past but we figured we still had a few years (more like decades) to go before we’d go robbing the styles from the 90s. Turns out we were wrong. From the red carpet to street style, we can’t help but notice the latest obsession of showing off one’s tummy. The question is though, at what age does it become a little ridiculous to be baring one’s stomach?
‘It” girl of the moment, Scandal star Kerry Washington covers the Hollywood Reporter in a black crop top and tuxedo pants
Don’t get us wrong, these ladies are all fabulous and stylish in their own way and although we come from the school of less is more, we can’t help but think that we want more (coverage that is) in this instance. In an age where 50 is the new 40, 40 is the new 30 and 30 is the new 20, we can certainly understand the need to keep up. In Hollywood especially, there seems to always be a running theme of “anything you can do, I can do better”. Keeping this in mind, we still believe in always keeping things classy. The ladies that came before did it. We can’t even imagine Audrey Hepburn walking down the red carpet in a crop top. What do you think of this trend? Is it appropriate for all ages? Do you wish it would go away? Share your thoughts below.
Olivia Wilde recently bared her midriff in A.L.C. separates at the ESPY Awards
Beyonce in a crop top and matching striped skirt
Beyonce’s BFF Gwyneth Paltrow showed off her toned tummy in Emilio Pucci at the Emmy Awards
The queen of flaunting it if you got it – Rihanna in a sequin crop top
Rooney Mara, Rihanna and Lake Bell all love the crop top trend
More skin from Rihanna
Jennifer Lawrence attended the Dior show in Paris sporting a pink crop top and gray wide leg culottes
Iman showed she could also play the game – Here with Kerry Washington at an Elle Magazine dinner
Iman – The 57 year old Supermodel paired her crop top with wide leg trousers
Miley Cyrus loves her crop tops
Miley Cyrus in another crop top look at a recent outing at Good Morning America
Ryan Reynolds has been quite a busy man this year. With 3 films opening in the span of a few months, he’s been making the red carpet rounds promoting his projects. The good news is that he has the support of his gorgeous and ever stylish new wife Blake Lively. Mrs. Reynolds has also been making the red carpet rounds to support her hubby and she looks mighty fine doing it. The Gossip Girl alum looked positively sweet and sexy in a bejeweled skirt and light colored tank at the premiere of Reynold’s latest animated feature –Turbo.
The Gossip Girl alum looked gorgeous in a bejeweled skirt
The Livelys – It was a family affair as the actress was also accompanied by her brother Jason and his two boys
Ryan Reynolds attended the premiere in a navy suit and striped tie
Complementing her look was a pair of nude Louboutin pumps. The actress has often gushed about her love of shoes especially those with the iconic red soles. With a BFF like Christian Louboutin not only sending her his entire collection before it hits stores but also picking out shoes for her every red carpet outfit, we’d feel like a million bucks every time we stepped into the spotlight too.
Friends in high places – Blake Lively and Christian Louboutin
Support system – Blake Lively was also out to support her guy at the premiere of The Croods in a futuristic Marios Schwab mini
Completing Blake’s look was some serious bling courtesy of her husband –yes, we’re talking about that pink oval shaped Lorraine Schwartz diamond. Still blinds us every time.
She paired her skirt with a light hued tank and matching sweater before posing in just the tank on the red carpet. Oh, let’s not forget the bling.
The look of love – Sienna and Tom Sturridge for Burberry’s A/W13 Collection
Style, check. Love, check. Statement trench, check. Iconic British brand, Burberry just released their latest campaign featuring looks from their Autumn/Winter 2013 campaign. Starring the always bohemian chic Sienna Miller and fiancé Tom Sturridge, the pair look polished yet rebellious. Sporting the brand’s iconic trench design along with other styles including leather jackets, animal print purses and retro shades, the couple exude chemistry and style while dressed in the brand’s latest collection. Speaking of the couple’s connection, Burberry’s Chief Creative Director Christopher Bailey revealed, ”this was a shoot full of love and laughter. It was such a treat to work with Sienna and Tom, and to capture their magic together.”
It’s all about the trench – Sienna Miller and Tom Sturridge were shot by famed photographer Mario Testino
All love – Sienna and Tom
Rocker Chic – Sienna Miller and Tom Sturridge for Burberry
With subtle touches and light kisses, they move to a lighter version of Tom Odell’s hit “Hold Me” in the ad. It’s not the first time Odell has collaborated with Burberry. The singer sang live to models walking down the runway at the collection’s showing a few months back. Check out the amazing show below.
‘Hold Me’ Tom Odell – Live At The Burberry Prorsum Womenswear A/W13 Show
As the heat rises in the summer months, there’s usually one thing on every stylish girl’s mind –stay comfy but stay chic. As avid lovers of any pair of heels that are 4 inches and higher, it’s safe to say that it takes a lot to get us into flats. Enter the ‘Helena’ flats by Naya Shoes. From the incredibly soft leather to the luxurious look and feel, the ‘Helena’ flats immediately transform your favorite summer looks. Pair with flowing maxi skirts, or your go-to boho chic dress. In addition to incorporating them into your everyday wear, the ‘Helena’ was made for traveling. From the sandy beaches of Greece to the pebbled beaches of Nice, this pair looks ready for a warm weather adventure. The ‘Helena’ flats are available at online at Nordstrom.com.
Rihanna in a bold hued leather A-line mini and printed blouse
If there’s one trend that seems to be going strong long after its recent revitalization, it’s the use of leather. Not only is it appropriate for all seasons these days, it has also taken a colorful turn. This week, four stylish ladies took on leather in color and made our mouths water for more. First up was Rihanna in her gorgeous blue leather skirt which she paired with an equally colorful, printed blouse. Her A-line mini not only turned heads, it made sure all eyes stayed on the always sexy songstress.
Heidi Klum in a colored leather Thomas Wylde dress
Keeping with the sexy theme but adding a little edge to the mix was Heidi Klum in her motorcycle jacket inspired dress. The exquisite navy blue color is a must have and while she kept covered with long sleeves and a knee length cut, the zipper on top let her play with just showing a hint of skin.
Jessica Alba added an extra pop of color to her Dolce and Gabbana dress with a yellow Burberry leather jacket
Another notable look was Jessica Alba’s gorgeous yellow motorcycle jacket. The stylish star paired her Burberry jacket with a bold Dolce and Gabbana dress and completed her look with a chic purple tote.
Stacy Keibler in plum colored leather
If Heidi took rich color up a notch, George Clooney’s gal pal, Stacey Keibler took her leather sheath to another level. Sporting a rich plum hue and a semi-futuristic cut (check out the stitched panels and side flare), the sometimes wrestler looked elegant yet incredibly chic.
Who do you think wore the colored leather look best? Share your thoughts below.