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Monthly Archives: September 2011
For the second year in a row, Macy’s Passport Presents Glamorama took over The Orpheum Theatre in Downtown LA for an “ARTrageous” night. This year, it was all about the merging of fashion and entertainment to raise money and awareness for HIV/AIDS organizations. The night brought together the hottest designers, celebrities, models and entertainers for a night of glitz and glamour. From incredible runway looks from designers like Armani Jeans, Bar III, Calvin Klein, Karl Lagerfeld for Impulse, Papi, Rachel Rachel Roy, Tommy Hilfiger, Tracy Reese and more to unforgettable performances by Cee Lo and Far East Movement, the night definitely made a mark as one to remember. Closing out the night was an “artlandish” post-party at CalMart, also in Downtown LA.
Take a front row seat and experience the Glamorama magic…
This year’s event once again benefited AIDS Project Los Angeles and Project Angel Food.
Most of the red carpet looks this past week suggested that our featured celebrities are in a fall state of mind. Black featured prominently while winter white and gray took an elegant turn. While so many went for the contrasting colors, others channeled falls boldest colors, namely emerald green, cobalt blue and shocking red. Here’s this past week in color…
2011 Emmy Awards Fashion: A breakdown of the night’s biggest trends + best & worst looks from the carpet to the after parties
The 2011 Emmy Awards took over Hollywood last night and some of the biggest names on the small screen as well as the big screen showed off their best Sunday wear on the red carpet. From vivid colors like crimson and cobalt blue to classic black, jewel tones and lace galore, the carpet was filled with fall’s biggest trends. Here’s a breakdown of the night’s best and worst looks.
Red was the night’s biggest color…
The winner in this category: As beautiful as all the ladies were, the best dressed award in this category goes to Kerry Washington. She looked so elegant and beautiful. She sparkled and stood out in the sea of reds and the fit of the dress was utter perfection. Her matching lips and retro-style hair were also perfectly in sync with her gorgeous Zuhair Murad dress.
All the shades of blue…
Other pops of color…
Pastels and jewel tones also ruled the carpet…
Worst dressed: Eva La Rue was the worst dressed in this category. The actress’ overly embellished peach dress was both unflattering for her figure and tanned skin.
Fade to black…
After Party Trends…
Share your thoughts on television’s biggest night. Who rocked the carpet and who do you think bombed this year?
In today’s edition of who wore it best? It’s another battle over Marchesa. The British brand is no doubt a staple with A-list stars. Everyone from Jennifer Lopez to Nicole Kidman, Eva Longoria, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kate Hudson and Rihanna has at some point been beautifully draped in Marchesa. If you’re familiar with the brand, you know that it’s all about details when it comes to the clothes and the same is true with this embroidered red silk organza illusion cap sleeve dress with tulle ruffle skirt. So who wore it best? As much as Blake Lively has always proven herself on the carpet, the winner of this dress battle is the model and here’s why…The dress is a very full/heavy dress. The materials used and the texture created make it that way. Blake Lively loves to show off those legs and the dress looks like it may have been hemmed or shortened from the original version. By shortening the dress, you also lose the original shape and as a result, it looks a little boxy. Pair that with the cap sleeves which are tricky on most – including stunning Hollywood beauties and you have a not-quite-there fit. On the model, the dress has a shape and you know what they say, fit is everything!
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Master the trends for Fall – A breakdown of Fall 2011′s must-have looks + tips to make them your own
As Fashion Week gets underway in NYC and the gorgeous and colorful Spring 2011 looks saunter down the runways, it’s easy to forget that fall is here and now and spring is more than a few months away. Not to worry though, based on the looks featured on the earlier fall runways, the upcoming months need not be dreary nor do you need to give up even an ounce of color. With the runways featuring rich colors like cobalt blue, marigold, burnt orange and shocking red; texture that ranged from lace to leather and prints galore, the upcoming season is gearing up to be anything but boring when it comes to fashion.
Here’s a peek at trends to look forward to this coming fall season…
Color: The runways were rich with color for fall, two colors in particular made their mark – Cobalt Blue and Emerald Green. Everyone from Oscar de la Renta to Carolina Herrera, Derek Lam, Ralph Lauren and 3.1 Phillip Lim showed their love for these colors. Other interesting colors to look out for fall are Marigold and burnt Orange. Marc Jacobs, Proenza Schouler and Victoria Beckham all featured these gorgeous colors.
Style Tip: Color is the best and easiest way to stand out with your fall wardrobe. Go for structured jackets in shocking colors to incorporate this runway trend into your wardrobe. Try a cobalt blue swing jacket or an emerald green trench coat. You’ll keep warm and stay stylish, all with a pop of color.
Lace: Looks like lace is here to stay. Both Carolina Herrera and Monique Lhuillier showed very feminine and elegant looks incorporating lace and lace print. Prabal Gurung and Jason Wu also featured this trend.
Style Tip: The key to keeping the elegance of this trend is to find something that doesn’t show too much skin or combines the use of other materials like black silk or leather.
Leather: The leather movement is going strong and from what we saw during New York Fashion Week, it has no intention of slowing down. From 3.1 Phillip Lim to Alexander Wang, Derek Lam, Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren, leather made a huge splash. It came in pants, shift dresses, pastel colors, rich dark colors and it was fabulous.
Style Tip: This is such an easy trend to incorporate into your wardrobe. You can pair some leather leggings with an oversized sweater and pumps, go for a rocker chic look with a motorcycle jacket which can be worn with skinny jeans, leggings or a dress to add a feminine touch.
Print: If color played a starring role in the collections, print played a co-starring role. Oscar de la Renta’s runway was rich with exotic prints which is an extension of what we saw in the spring and summer months. Marc Jacobs made us fall in love with polka dots, big and small, Proenza Schouler incorporated his mélange of prints into everything from structured jackets to pants, skirts and shift dresses and Monique Lhuillier made animal print incredibly elegant.
Style Tip: Always balance out your prints with an item in a solid color. Pair a tribal print shift dress with a structured black blazer or print pants with a simple pastel colored silk top.
The “new” Pants: The runways featured sleek, elegant trousers for fall so just because summer is over doesn’t mean you should pack up those 70s inspired pants. Sticking to the theme of elegant simplicity, the “it” pants of the season are definitely the ankle pants. Everyone from Calvin Klein to 3.1 Phillip Lim and Jason Wu showed us the perfect city chic look with these pants.
Style Tip: These pants are equally chic with a pair of oxfords or sky high pumps.
The tall drink of water that is Charlize Theron recently pulled off a very tricky look at the GQ Men of the Year Awards. Pairing her high waisted, heather gray pants with a low-cut silk blouse, she was ladylike and edgy at the same time. She really plays up her height with this look and since the pants are so dramatic, she balances them out with a very simple top in a light color. With flawless makeup and a slight pompadour to add to her edge, the actress steals the spotlight in this look.
What do you think of Charlize’s look? Hit or Miss?
In today’s edition of who wore it best, it’s a battle over the gorgeous MARCHESA embroidered red illusion dress with applique cascade skirt and shoulder. Rachel turned heads in this strategically sheer and super delicate dress at the Cannes film festival a few months ago while promoting her film, Midnight in Paris. As beautiful as the dress was on Rachel, after seeing it on display at the Marchesa Fall 2011 show, this dress was meant to be admired at a standstill. The beauty is in the details and every inch of this dress is a work of art.
Who do you think wore it best? Rachel or the Model? Share your thoughts below…
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Film festivals like the Cannes Film Festival and the Venice Film Festival are where A-listers go to generate buzz for their films and to show the international film community how much credibility they have as artists. It’s also most importantly, where you go to show off your Couture. From Gwyneth Paltrow in Prada to Keira Knightely in Valentino, there were definitely a lot of hits in Venice this year but as we all know, where there are hits, there will be misses. Here’s a look at the glitz and glamour in Venice.
Before a premiere, there’s usually a photo call. Below, we’ve gathered all the fashionable photocall looks from the past week.
On to the carpet…
Other red carpet events around town…
Missteps at the Festival
Fashion week is officially in full swing which means a non-stop flow of amazing looks from NYC. Last year Blake Lively kicked things off in a gorgeous yellow and black tribal Marchesa mini. This year, Gwyneth Paltrow is raising the bar in Lanvin. After showing off her elegant style at the Venice film festival, the actress continues to impress in this shocking orange, draped number.
What do you think of Gwyneth’s look? Share your thoughts below…
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This past week was definitely a week of gorgeous looks and colors. Sarah Jessica Parker, one of the week’s style stars, continued her chic fashion run in elegant floral frocks and stylish color blocked looks. Zigzag was the print of the week, thanks to Missoni launching it’s limited edition line at Target while orange continued to be the front runner for this coming season’s hottest hue. With summer closing its doors and fall officially getting a welcome hug, here’s a look at what’s trending in red carpet looks.