Spring is officially here and we’re kicking off the season with a brand new video blog. Today we’re launching the first of a series of videos that will cover all the details of the styles and trends that you can expect to see this spring and upcoming summer months. With Rue de Chic resident stylist –Wemi guiding you, you’ll find out how to transition these styles seamlessly into your wardrobe and make them your own. First up is an homage to the late 60s and 70s style. Find out what’s hot in the video below.
Have a style or fashion question? Ask Wemi in the comments section.
They say behind every great man, there’s a great woman; well behind every Hollywood star, there’s an uber stylish stylist. The Hollywood Reporter has once again released its annual Stylists issue. For the third year in a row, the issue showcases the artists behind your favorite stars and their red carpet looks. As every celebrity knows, the red carpet these days can either make or break you. Have a fashion “moment” as Kerry Washington and her stylist Erin Walsh call it, and you’ll find your face planted on every best dressed list. Have a miss, and well, you know the rest.
It takes 2 top stylists to dress La Lopez
THR’s stylists issue features four separate covers of stars and their stylists, including Jennifer Lopez and Rob Zangardi & Mariel Haenn, Zoe Saldana and Petra Flannery, Taylor Swift and Joseph Cassell and Julianne Moore and Leslie Fremar.
Zoe Saldana and Petra Flannery
Ranking in the top ten this year are Leslie Fremar (clients include Julianne Moore, Charlize Theron, Reese Witherspoon and Scarlett Johansson), Petra Flannery (clients include Zoe Saldana, Claire Danes, Megan Fox and Emma Stone) and Erin Walsh (clients include Zoe Saldana and Kristin Wiig). For the full list, photos, style inspiration and behind the scenes videos, head over to The Hollywood Reporter.
Kerry Washington and Stylist Erin Walsh
Zoe Saldana and Stylist Petra Flannery
In honor of the artists that make them look so effortlessly chic, stars like Zoe Saldana, Kaley Cuoco, Nina Dobrev and Naomi Watts stepped out for a luncheon hosted by THR and Jimmy Choo.
Zoe Saldana attended the Hollywood Reporter and Jimmy Choo’s Most Powerful Stylists luncheon in L.A. sporting Carven
Nina Dobrev attended the luncheon in a bright red Max Mara jumpsuit
Kaley Cuoco went for a splash of color
Naomi Watts also attended the event in a printed dress
Eva Mendes kicked off the Spring Collection Launch of Vogue Eyewear in style
Who: The lovely Eva Mendes hosted a celebration of Vogue Eyewear’s Spring Collection launch.
Eva Mendes for Vogue Eyewear
What: Vogue Eyewear kicked off spring in style last night in Beverly Hills. The Italian brand introduced a chic and playful collection of retro-inspired frames for gals and guys, just in time for the new season. Actress, Eva Mendes was front and center in the campaign shot by acclaimed photographer, Mario Testino. Sporting the latest and fashionable pieces from the collection, the actress embodied the effortless, youthful and stylish spirit of the brand.
Vogue Eyewear’s spring collection
When: Last night. March 14th, 2013.
Where: The global launch took place at the Simon House, a stunning California estate with sweeping views of Los Angeles that provided the perfect backdrop for a glamorous evening.
Vogue Eyewear goes retro chic with Eva Mendes as cover girl
At the party…
Celebrating the launch in a quilted white blouse with a jeweled neckline, jacquard print pants, teal gladiator sandals and a multi-color box clutch
Left the party with these gorgeous retro-inspired pair of sunglasses which are oh-so-perfect for spring
Marion Cotillard, Olivia Palermo and Ginnifer Goodwin showcase our top 3 spring cuts
With daylight savings in full effect and Monday ushering in a new moon, we’re definitely in a mood for change. Spring has always been a great time to shed the old and embrace the new, especially in fashion. This week, we’re letting go of the grays and blacks and letting gorgeous color take over. Long hair that kept us warm during the winter months can now also be swept aside, making way for a chic new look. Speaking of new looks, we’ve picked out 3 great inspirations for a chic spring cut. From Marion Cotillard’s angled cut with side bangs to Olivia Palermo’s do-no-wrong shoulder length waves and finally, the always style sassy Ginnifer Goodwin’s pixie, there’s a little something for everyone.
Marion Cotillard’s elegant but edgy angled bob was a hit during awards season
It’s doesn’t get any better than Olivia Palermo’s shiny shoulder length cut for spring.
Ginnifer Goodwin has mastered the art of the pixie cut –seamlessly transitioning from sweet to daring and edgy.
Which look would you try? Share your thoughts below…
There have been many comparisons of Wentworth Miller’s writing debut to the old films of the Hitchcock era. From the elements of suspense and psychological games to the vintage and classic style that transports you into the world of a broken family, it’s hard not to become a voyeur in this strange and intriguing microcosm created by the incredibly talented Director, Park Chan-Wook.
Evie and India Stoker mourn the unexpected passing of patriarch, Richard Stoker.
From the moment we’re introduced to the Stokers, we know that there’s more than meets the eye. Although the story is set in the present day, the family’s clothes, cars and home have been chosen to isolate them from the outside world. Moreover, every action and reaction is filled with intense, raw, instinctual and yet calculated emotion. Costume Designers, Kurt Swanson and Bart Mueller obviously understand this because the clothes are just as much a manifestation of those strong emotions. India’s coming-of-age story for example, is beautifully mirrored in her transition from her ill-fitting saddle oxfords to finally coming into her own in some deadly crocodile stilettos with blood red soles.
India’s coming-of-age begins
Swanson and Mueller also portray the power struggle between mother and daughter (another Hitchcockian theme) in an interesting way. When we first meet India and Evie, India’s wardrobe fluctuates between buttoned up 50s style blouses and dresses in very neutral tones. It’s her way of refusing to bend to what her mother wants for her. Evie on the other hand is full of repressed sexuality. At her husbands funeral, her fitted black dress is restrictive yet sensual –it hugs every inch of her body. With the arrival of the mysterious Uncle Charlie, the power begins to shift in India’s favor and the younger Stoker finally starts to embrace who she is mentally, physically and sexually –something that makes her stronger and scares her mother to death. As India blooms, her style becomes more refined, elegant and sensual while Evie’s desperation starts to come through in her choice of clothes.
Mother and daughter are finally on equal footing (Nicole Kidman and Mia Wasikowska portray Evie and India)
Speaking of the handsome, calculated and not to mention dangerous Uncle Charlie, Matthew Goode’s dapper portrayal and style on screen is very much reminiscent of Cary Grant in the 50s. Uncle Charlie’s cool and always calm demeanor coupled with his classic American style are perfect deflectors from the dangerous and unstable man that lurks just below the surface.
Matthew Goode as Uncle Charlie
What the story of the Stokers stirs up in most of us is the feeling that everyone has something to hide. Whether it’s a young girl who shields her dark thoughts from the public with clothes that portray innocence or a man who has embraced his dark side but uses material things to create an image of normalcy and perfection –we all have tools that help us mask our fears, insecurities and who we really are. The danger comes when someone decides to look under that shell we’ve so diligently created.
India Stoker comes into her own
Stoker, brought to you by Fox Searchlight Pictures in association with Indian Paintbrush is in theaters now. Watch the trailer below.
Mad for Mod – Banana Republic Mad Men Capsule Collection
Banana Republic took over The Grove on Tuesday, February 26th in L.A. to launch its third Mad Men inspired capsule collection –60s style. Collaborating with the show’s award winning costume designer Janie Bryant, BR took an official leap into the mod era of the 1960s. The collection features bold colors and prints as well as stand out silhouettes that the mod era is known for. Fronting the campaign and on hand to help guests get mod-ified was super model Coco Rocha, who mentioned that her favorite part of bringing the 60s into our modern world is the excitement of inspiring people to dress up again.
Banana Republic Mad Men Inspired Capsule Collection
When asked about her favorite pieces from the collection, the self-described “lazy model” (when it comes to dressing up only of course) who has stomped the runway for every high end designer including the likes of Marc Jacobs, Stella McCartney, Louis Vuitton, Christian Lacroix and Emmanuel Ungaro mentioned that she loved the appeal of the mod shirt dress and the striped knit dress which allowed her to transition easily from a simple and chic daytime look to a sexy nighttime look.
Coco Rocha for Banana Republic
Guests at the mod pod were also given the opportunity to create their own mod-meets-modern look using pieces from the collection, while receiving beauty makeovers reflective of the capsule’s aesthetic. The best part? Your favorite look was on the house.
I had a groovy time getting mod-ified at the Mod Pod
Model, Coco Rocha and Mad Men Costume Designer, Janie Bryant launch the Banana Republic Mod Pod at The Grove L.A.
Launch of the Banana Republic Mod Pod celebrating the spring 2013 Mad Men Collection
The capsule collection will be available at select Banana Republic retail locations worldwide and online beginning February 27, 2013.
2013 Academy Awards – Understated elegance was the message of the night
The awards season is finally coming to an end with the 2013 Oscars closing things out this evening at the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles. As usual, we have all the style moments from the night’s red carpet. We started the awards season with a lot of black and continued on with a ton of navy blue. This evening, the nude and light colors trend that we saw at the Golden Globes continued to make a strong showing. In fact, if there was a common theme on film’s biggest night, it was understated elegance. From Charlize Theron’s white peplum Dior gown to Anne Hathaway’s baby pink Prada and golden girl Jennifer Lawrence’s light pink Dior ball gown, the message was clear — less is more. Let’s note however that while some stars decided to go “light” with their looks, there was also a huge surge in embellished and embroidered gowns (although not all of them worked). Catherine Zeta-Jones, Amanda Seyfried and Kirsten Stewart went with full length embroidered gowns while Kerry Washington and Zoe Saldana opted for embroidered busts. This year’s red carpet unfortunately didn’t provide very many “wow” moments. Check out our full breakdown of the night’s trends plus best and worst looks below.
Jennifer Lawrence in blush hued Dior
Charlize Theron looked simply stunning in a white peplum Dior gown and Harry Winston jewelry
Jessica Chastain’s elegant Armani Prive look accessorized with Harry Winston jewels was reminiscent of old Hollywood glamour
Queen Latifah went with a flowing white gown
Octavia Spencer looked lovely in a champagne colored tulle number
Amy Adams looked lovely in a tiered tulle Oscar de la Renta ball gown
Anne Hathaway’s simple and pink Prada gown unfortunately underwhelmed
The award for “most mind-puzzling arrival” went to reality personality Brandy Glanville whose tan dress showed a little too much skin
Kristen Stewart went for an embroidered Reem Acra gown with a tulle train
Amanda Seyfried also went for an embroidered look in her Alexander McQueen halter
The queen of detail, Georgina Chapman showed off her bump in her own Marchesa creation with embroidered sleeves
Zoe Saldana went for an embroidered bust instead in Alexis Mabille Couture
Scandal star, Kerry Washington also went for an embroidered bust in a salmon colored Miu Miu gown
Olivia Munn carried on the embroidered bust trend in Marchesa
Louise Roe in a detailed red and tan gown
Catherine Zeta Jones in gold Zuhair Murad
Nicole Kidman in a sequin black and gold L’Wren Scott gown
Salma Hayek opted for a black velvet gown with an embellished high neck
Adele in an embellished Jenny Packham gown
Sandra Bullock wowed in an Elie Saab gown and Harry Winston jewels
Stacy Keibler looked beautiful in Naeem Khan and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry
Naomi Watts was edgy in her Armani Prive metallic gown with cut out detail
Halle Berry shimmered in a black and silver gown with exaggerated shoulders
Norah Jones unfortunately messed up any potential her gunmetal gray dress had with her ceiling high hair
Renee Zellweger opted for a simple gold Carolina Herrera gown
Jennifer Aniston stepped out of her all black comfort zone and went for bright red Valentino
Sally Field also chose red
Marcia Gay Harden completed the red looks of the night
Jennifer Garner brought a pop of color to the carpet in a shocking purple Gucci gown
Reese Witherspoon also went for color in shocking cobalt blue Louis Vuitton
Beyonce goes neon in a Michael Kors Cashmere top and patchwork Etro skirt
Ladies and gents of style, fasten your fashionable seat belts, we’re taking a little spin around the 80s this spring. In case you’ve missed all the shocking neon colors, bowler hats, ripped cut-off shorts, over the shoulder blouses and round rimmed glasses making a splash, fashion is taking inspiration from the past again. Continue reading →
Grammy 2013 Fashion – Rihanna stunned while J.Lo unfortunately disappointed
The Grammy Awards can always be counted on to bring the weird, the wacky and definitely the inappropriate on the red carpet. A look back at Jennifer Lopez’s infamous Versace number and Lady Gaga’s meat dress is all we need as a mental jog. This year, CBS sent out a letter ahead of music’s biggest night appealing to the stars to be on their best behavior when it comes to fashion. In a letter leaked to several media outlets, CBS’ Standards and Practices department urged the presenters and performers on Sunday night to ”Please be sure that buttocks and female breasts are adequately covered”. The letter also stated, ”Thong type costumes are problematic. Please avoid exposing bare fleshy under curves of the buttocks and buttock crack…Bare sides or under curvature of the breasts is also problematic. Please avoid sheer see-through clothing that could possibly expose female breast nipples. Please be sure the genital region is adequately covered so that there is no visible ‘puffy’ bare skin exposure.”
On that note, let’s see if any of the night’s biggest names adhered to the rules. Here are all the hits and misses of the night.
Black & Skin were huge this evening: Jennifer Lopez was the first big miss of the night in this black number with thigh-high slit
Alicia Keys was leather clad in a black gown with structured bottom
Kerry Rowland rocked some sheer panels in Georges Chakra Couture
Christine Teigen showed of her taut tummy and long legs in a black dress
Surprise hit: Kathy Griffin in black
Faith Hill went with an LBD with embroidered sheer sleeves
Carly Rae Jespen also glittered in black
Beyonce’s understated look also shocked the red carpet. The singer looked chic if slightly under dressed in color blocked Osman separates.
The queen of tailored suits –Janelle Monet puts a Spanish style twist on a classic suit
Karen Fairchild shows how to do animal print the right way
Ashanti in floral print
More skin – Estelle in graphic print dress with stomach slit
Leading the ladies in color — Rihanna stunned in red
Natasha Bedingfield in red
Skylar Grey also went with sparkling red
Adele steps aways from her usual black in a colorful lace frock
Katy Perry shows off some serious cleavage in an embellished seafoam gown
Solange Knowles opted for green sequin dress with side slit
Missing the mark in green – Florence Welch in a Christmas Dinosaur inspired sequin dress
Another miss – Tamia channeled a psychic in this metallic look complete with turban
Carrie Underwood’s Roberto Cavalli number was lukewarm at best
Allison Williams in a KaufmanFranco column gown
Taylor Swift went for a modern day Grecian goddess look in J. Mendel
Alexa Chung was demure in a printed dress
The boys didn’t disappoint either – Nas
Chris Brown in all white
Drake cleaned up in a tuxedo
Justin Timberlake experimented with classic black and white
Carrie Underwood shimmers in silver at the 2012 Grammy Awards
As we’re preparing to start our LIVE red carpet coverage of the 2013 Grammy Awards, take a look back at who rocked and who bombed on last year’s red carpet. From Alicia Keys’ futuristic LBD, Fergie’s see through lace number to Carrie Underwood’s stunning metallic gown and let’s not forget Nicki Minaj’s Little Red Riding Hood meets Pope John Paul look, Billboard’s Downtown Julie Brown and I had a lot to talk about after last year’s show.