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Monthly Archives: October 2011
Jessica Biel most recently stunned the fashion world with a goddess Giambattista Valli look, complete with a gilded leaf belt. This week, Freida Pinto follows in the goddess footsteps, donning a gorgeous pleated magenta gown with a gold rope belt and elegant updo. She accessorized with some simple gold bangles and a skinny gold headband. What do you think of Freida’s look? Was it a Hit or a Miss? Share your thoughts below.
Labor day has come and gone and white continues to make a strong appearance on the red carpet. Jessica Biel who’s had quite a few strong “white looks” over the past few months, stepped out last night in N.Y.C in a very bold Giambattista Valli look. Wearing a flowing keyhole white gown with oversized layered puff sleeves paired with a bronze gilded leaf belt, she was the perfect picture of a winter goddess. Her soft hair and make up added to her overall ethereal look. What do you think of Jessica’s look? Hit or Miss?
Love Giambattista Valli’s Couture looks? The designer recently launched an affordable limited edition collection for Macy’s. Find out how you can get your hands on the line here.
Who: Über talented Coutourier, Giambattista Valli is making a fashionable stop at Macy’s. Known for his extravagant designs and great party dresses, the collection will be Valli’s first foray into affordable fashion.
What: With heavy hitters like Karl Lagerfeld and Matthew Williamson having already paved the way, Giambattista Valli is joining the ranks and bringing his couture sensibility to everyday and special occasion pieces, just in time for the holiday season. No one does color or print like Monsieur Valli and he most certainly doesn’t hold back with this collection. His work not only shows an elegant craftsmanship but his love for the female form and spirit.
“This capsule reflects my enduring loves, but is really a celebration of my biggest inspiration of all – the energy and vitality of women themselves,” said Giambattista Valli. “I love dressing them for all their happiest moments, making them feel as special as possible. This collection is a passport into my world and a chance to experience the passion and romance of my house and Paris itself.”
Already counting fashion stars like Rihanna and Sarah Jessica Parker as fans, the designer will no doubt be adding many more appreciative women to his fan base with the launch of this collection. The capsule collection will feature all the elements that have made Valli an international sensation over the past few years. Expect feminine fabrics, bold prints and shocking color. Priced on average from $50-$150, the line will showcase cocktail dresses, flirty skirts, feminine blouses, lightweight jackets, edgy pants and graphic t-shirts.
Where: “Giambattista Valli for Impulse Only at Macy’s” collection will be sold in approximately 225 Macy’s stores nationwide and on macys.com.
When: The limited edition collection hits stores today, October 26th 2011. It’s not guaranteed to be there the day after.
It’s easy to default to black and gray as the winter months approach and we’ve definitely been seeing a lot of that on the red carpet lately. Thankfully, there’s still a splash of color popping up here and there. This week, Amanda Seyfried star of the upcoming thriller In Time, steps out in an explosion of color thanks to Prabal Gurung. Her purple dress featuring an interesting print, flared skirt and cinched with a black belt is a standout piece and we hope many more will follow in her footsteps. What do you think of Amanda’s look?
Stepping out in another explosion of print: Lucy Liu goes bold in Giambattista Valli
Actress, Kate Bosworth has shown us over the past few years that when it comes to fashion, she’s not afraid to take a risk. Case in point, this Proenza Schouler ensemble from the designer’s spring 2012 collection.
The look: She pairs her neon and animal print cropped top with a belted high-waisted skirt and black wedges.
The event: A lunch celebrating The 2011 CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund Finalists in Los Angeles.
The verdict: This is a very risky look but I think she pulls it off well. It’s young and edgy and works well with her physique. In the age of cookie-cutter Hollywood style, it’s refreshing to see Kate marching to the beat of her own drum and carrying that beat with confidence.
What do you think of Kate’s look? Hot or Not? Share your thoughts below…
Who knew she was multi-talented? Lucy Liu took a risk with a bold shouldered Giambattista Valli print dress at the launch of her book “Lucy Liu: Seventy Two”in New York City. The book features 72 abstract ink and acrylic paintings created by the actress. She added a pop of color to her black and white dress with a turquoise clutch by Tory Burch. What do you think of Lucy’s look? Did her risk pay off?
There’s nothing immature about the latest trend gaining speed in fall fashion. The Peter Pan collar is a mix of ladylike qualities and youthful independence. It’s slightly delicate and playful at the same time. Hollywood of course is front and center with this trend. From the runways of Louis Vuitton to the red carpet and magazine covers, Stars can’t seem to get enough. Here are some stand out looks featuring the Peter Pan collar.
Test driving the trend: The Peter Pan collar happens to be one of my favorite features on a jacket. I’m a huge fan of 50s and 60s style jackets and have found over the years that I’ve acquired quite a few pieces with the Peter Pan collar. It’s allure to me is that it’s delicate, structured and ladylike all at once.
Style Tip: A jacket with a Peter Pan collar can be buttoned up or even played up with a scarf tied into a bow. In the past, I’ve paired the light wool jacket I’m wearing above with skinny jeans and over-the-knee boots as well as with a pencil skirt. I love that it’s that versatile.
What do you think of the Peter Pan collar? Would you wear it?
For more of my trend picks and everyday style, click here.
The battle: Today’s edition of ‘Who wore it best?‘ features 3
heavyweights lightweights from the worlds of fashion, music and acting. Kate Moss, Fergie and Gwyneth Paltrow are all sporting one of fall’s biggest trends — the Peter Pan collar.
The brand: Louis Vuitton
Who: Kate Moss strutted down the Louis Vuitton runway in the look; Fergie partied in the same look at the AmfAR Inspiration Gala in Paris while Gwneth Paltrow rocked her look on one of her multiple covers for Elle Magazine.
So who wore it best? This is such a daring look that all three ladies get kudos for even attempting to make this work. Kate looks amazing at LV but since most pieces on the runway don’t even make it into production — mainly because they don’t translate into the real world, Fergie gets some extra points for wearing this look to a party. Sorry Gwyneth but unfortunately, retouched magazine covers don’t count as reality. Fergie is obviously very confident and comfortable with herself which are 2 very important qualities needed to carry off such a bold look. Her opaque tights and lace up boots also work perfectly with the overall edgy ensemble. Who do you think wore it best? Share your thoughts below…
This week in fashion events: Smart shopping with Stacy London + Puma brings ‘riddim and run’ to Hollywood
Stacy London will change the way you shop…
Who: Stacy London, the host of TLC’s style hit “What Not to Wear.”
What: In addition to her hosting duties, Stacy is the editor-in-chief of Westfield’s new magazine, Westfield Style and the ambassador of Westfield’s Style Tour. Join Stacy on the Westfield Fashion Stage as she interviews Fashion and Beauty experts, shares video from the making of Westfield Style Magazine and shows the latest Fall trends on fifteen real-women models. She’ll also be providing Fashion tips and tricks for the Fall season.
When: Saturday, October 15th 2011
Where: Westfield Topanga
Notables: I met up with Stacy earlier in the week to discuss current trends, staying comfortable in heels and style for the real woman.
On the Westfield Style Magazine…
The style expert views the bi-annual publication as a “Magual” – a combination of a magazine and a manual. The “Magual’s” focus is on smart shopping. It’s not only an opportunity to take advantage of having the retailers and brands that you love in one spot but you’re also shown how you can mix and match and put together different looks at different price points. Her goal is to take the fear out of fashion and inspire confidence when it comes to one’s personal style.
On her secret to always staying comfy in heels…
Stacy swears by Dr. Scholl’s ball of foot cushions.
On trends that are here to stay…
Stacy is a big fan of the lady like pieces inspired by the 50s and 60s that have filled the runways for the past few seasons.
The third annual Westfield Style Tour is produced in association with IMG — producers of New York’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Shoppers will get to meet and work with top industry stylists from Style for Hire, selected and trained by Stacy herself.
Puma brings Riddim + Run to Hollywood…
Who: Athletes and Stars like Chris Evans (Captain America), Sarah Hyland (Modern Family), Jamie Foxx, Cee Lo Green and singer, Kelis stepped out at Siren Studios to celebrate, Puma style.
What: Puma presents Riddim + Run benefiting Souls 4 Souls
Where: Siren Studios, Hollywood
When: Wednesday, October 12th 2011
Notables: While yummy plantains, meat pies, chicken skewers, shaved ice and coconut infused drinks kept guests munching outside, a special performance by Diplo and DJ set by Josh Madden kept the dance floor packed and moving. The event benefited Souls 4 Souls. Guests were asked to bring along gently worn shoes to be donated to the charity.
Ladylike and elegant looks rule the carpet this week. Bold prints continue to be front and center and while basic black seems to be the go to color, chic blazers are the go to pieces. Here’s what’s hot this week in color and trends…