Frédérique Constant Lady Automatic Duo
Ladies and gents, it’s that time of the year again –you know, the time when you have to find the perfect way to show that special someone in your life that you care. Now, although we’re firm believers that everyday should be a day dedicated to love, it’s also really nice to have a little (or big) reminder to stop and appreciate your significant other and the love you share –in style of course. If you’re on the fence about what to get or haven’t even thought about it yet, we’ve got you covered. As fans of the practical but chic gift, our spotlight this year is on Frédérique Constant‘s sophisticated yet sexy time pieces for men and women.
Frédérique Constant – Ladies Automatic
For that special girl: We recommend a look at the Frédérique Constant Ladies Automatic Collections. Designed by women for women, the pieces evoke class and ooze elegance, all while maintaining a contemporary feel. The watches come with finely decorated, diamond-set mother of pearl dials and a comfortable rounded case. They are adorned by cabochon-set crowns and offer the luxury of interchangeable alligator and satin straps.
A true declaration of love – Frédérique Constant’s Love Heart Beat
Frédérique Constant’s Love Heart Beat – Ladies Automatic
Frédérique Constant Double Heart Beat
For that special boy: Whether his style is classic, vintage or modern, you can’t go wrong with Frédérique Constant’s exquisite collections for men. The art of affordable luxury has never looked so appealing.
Frédérique Constant – Heart Beat Manufacture Collections
Frédérique Constant – Tourbillon
Frédérique Constant – Vintage Rally Collection
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Tagged Accessible Luxury, Affordable Watches, Frédérique Constant Geneve, Frédérique Constant Watches, Last minute Valentine's Day gifts, Valentine's Day, Valentine's Day 2013, Valentine's Day ideas for girls, Valentine's Day ideas for guys, Valentine's Day ideas for her, Valentine's Day ideas for him
The e.l.f studio powder brush is dense, picks up the perfect amount of powder and gives a beautiful finish
Any girl will tell you that no matter how great your makeup brush is, you’re always on the lookout for a better one. There’s always the fear that you’re missing out on something great or worse, that your current one will get discontinued. Let me start by saying that I like my makeup brushes full, thick and soft (much like how I prefer my hair too as a matter of fact but that a story for another day). After many disappointments with kabuki brushes falling apart and natural/organic brushes not living up to their best potential, I finally hit the jackpot with a recommendation that came from my make-up artist sister. One of the beautiful perks of having a lot of girls in the family is that you never miss out on a good product.
What I love most about e.l.f products is that you get something great without having to pay a fortune. Most of the individual products are under $5.00. The studio powder brush in particular ($3.00) has the fullness and sturdiness of a kabuki brush while giving you full coverage with a natural finish. It’s a dense brush that picks up the perfect amount of powder and feels incredibly soft on the skin. In addition to its anti bacterial properties, it can also be used with wet or dry products. e.l.f products are available at your local Target stores or online.
Kerry Washington at the 44th Annual NAACP Image Awards
To say that Scandal star, Kerry Washington is having a “moment” is a bit of an understatement. From a hit T.V show to a hit movie (Django Unchained) and let’s not forget her exceptional style run on the red carpet, all the stars are aligned for Hollywood’s current “it” girl. Recognizing that it is indeed her moment, the actress who plays crisis management consultant Olivia Pope on “Scandal,” and serves on President Barack Obama’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities was honored with 3 awards at the 44th Annual NAACP Image Awards this past weekend in Los Angeles.
Kerry Washington is lovely in pastel hued Oscar de la Renta
Sporting a glorious pastel hued lace Oscar de la Renta gown and nude Christian Louboutin pumps, Kerry was accompanied by her proud parents on the red carpet. Her soft, feminine look was completed with a light pink Kotur box clutch and equally soft hair and make-up. What do you think of Kerry’s look? Are you as enamored with her color blocked Oscar de la Renta gown as we are? Share your thoughts below…
Channeling spring – Kerry Washington in Oscar de la Renta
Kerry’s makeup was also light and natural
Natural Beauty – Kerry went for light pink lips and flowing hair
Kerry showed of the back of her gorgeous Oscar de la Renta gown backstage at the 44th Annual NAACP Awards
Kerry Washington poses with her onscreen leading man Tony Goldwyn
Kerry Washington was accompanied by her parents on the red carpet
Jennifer Lopez shows off her curves in a white hot and sheer paneled KaufmanFranco LWD
We already know that when it comes to Hollywood trends, skin always seems to be in. This past week however, the stars couldn’t get enough of showing off their assets. Everywhere we looked, sheer looks and panels in general seemed to popping up. From the queen of skin –J.Lo to Country sweetheart Taylor Swift, the power of the peekaboo style was the look du jour. We compiled the week’s most daring looks and joining in the “sheer” stand-off are Jessica Alba, Alicia Keys and Nicole Richie and Paula Patton, each putting their own spin on things. So, of those who dared to bare, who worked this look? Share your thoughts below.
The queen of skin Jennifer Lopez in sheer paneled KaufmanFranco
Jessica Alba in sheer Elie Saab Haute Couture
Paula Patton gets a laugh in while sporting a taffeta dress with sheer top
Taylor Swift wears her sheer in front, sporting a super chic metallic sheath
Taylor Swift stuns in silver
Alicia Keys also sports her sheer on top in an LBD with a sexy twist
Nicole Richie is a bit more demure in an all black look with sheer polka dot sleeves
Posted in Rue de Chic Trend Spotting, Stylish Fashion Tips, Trend Alert
Tagged Alicia Keys, Celebrity Style, Jennifer Lopez in KaufmanFranco, Jessica Alba in Elie Saab Couture, Nicole Richie, Paula Patton, Red Carpet, Sheer dresses, Sheer gowns, Taylor Swift
Posted in Award Shows
Tagged 2013 SAG Awards, 2013 SAG Awards Fashion, 2013 Sag Awards Red Carpet, Alexis Bledel and Vincent Kartheiser, Amanda Seyfried in Zac Posen, Anne Hathaway, Bradley Cooper, Claire Danes in Givenchy, Freida Pinto in Roland Mouret, Helen Hunt in Romona Keveza, January Jones, Jennifer Garner in Oscar de la Renta, Jennifer Lawrence in Dior Haute Couture, Jessica Chastain in Alexander McQueen, Julianna Margulies, Justin Timberlake in plaid, Kerry Washington in Rodarte, Kiernan Shipka in Oscar de la Renta, MArion Cotillard in Dior Haute Couture, Naomi Watts in Marchesa, Naya Rivera, Nicole Kidman in Vivienne Westwood Couture, Nina Dobrev in Elie Saab, Rose Byrne in Valentino, Sally Field, Sarah Hyland, Sofia Vergara
President Obama’s family looks on as he is sworn into office by Chief Justice John G. Roberts
This weekend, Hollywood joined forces with the political powers that be to celebrate President Obama being sworn into office for a second term. Stars like Eva Longoria, Kerry Washington, Katy Perry, Rosario Dawson, Beyoncé and Jay-Z descended upon Washington D.C to show their support for the President. At the historic event, all eyes were of course on the stylish first family and Hollywood guests. FLOTUS Michelle who debuted a new set of bangs over the past week, sported an incredibly chic Thom Browne coat and accessorized with Reed Krakoff boots and a jeweled belt and gloves from J. Crew. Her earrings were designed by Cathy Waterman. Malia, 14, wore a plum coat by favorite J.Crew while little sister Sasha, 11, looked lovely in Kate Spade. Here’s a look at all the stylish looks from this past weekend’s Inauguration festivities.
Michelle Obama attended church service in a Thom Browne Coat which was made from fabric inspired by a man’s silk tie
The Obama girls in J.Crew
FLOTUS Michelle Obama arrives at the inauguration with a slight change to her look –Reed Krakoff boots and a jeweled belt and gloves from J. Crew.
President Obama’s family looks on as he is sworn into office by Chief Justice John G. Roberts
The Obamas greet the crowds at a parade following the inauguration ceremony
Beyonce and Jay-Z step out in their Monday best for the inauguration
Beyonce at President Obama’s inauguration
The singer sported an embroidered black gown and emerald earrings.
Katy Perry accompanied by John Mayer opted for a textured coat and fedora
Eva Longoria in a leather trench and sky high suede boots
Michelle Obama went for Navy blue Reed Krakoff at the inauguration ceremony at the White House
President Obama and First Lady Michelle (in recycled Michael Kors) attend a reception for the presidential inauguration the night before the President is publicly sworn in
Eva Longoria hosted a concert attended by the Obamas draped in a long nude gown
Girl’s star Allison Williams in an LBD
Sofia Bush went for a sweet skirt and blouse combo
Eva Longoria looked lovely in lavender at a D.C. event
Kerry Washington and Rosario Dawson looked positively chic at a D.C. event honoring women in Hollywood
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Kristen Stewart stepped out in a checkerboard print Louis Vuitton Romper at a Tokyo press event for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2.
Since Hollywood has the oh-so-great fortune of getting a head start on all trends and runway looks, it was only a matter of time before all the looks from the Spring 2013 RTW shows made it onto the red carpet. One of our favorite shows of the season was Marc Jacob’s colorful, eclectic and 60s infused presentation complete with checkerboard prints, flowers, neon colors and school girl bows. Twilight princess Kristen Stewart was the first to step out in a brown romper during her promotional tour of Breaking Dawn PT. 2. Other stars like Kerry Washington and Jessica Alba and Kirsten Dunst soon followed suit.
Retro Chic at Louis Vuitton’s Spring 2013 RTW Show
We love the retro feel of this print and it certainly takes a lot of fashion courage to step out in these looks. So who wore it best? Kristen Stewart takes the crown in this round. Since the actress always looks a tad awkward in skin tight dresses, it’s nice to see her at ease in this look. She looks effortlessly chic while retaining her tomboyish style. Kerry Washington takes the runner up position for having such an unpredictable sense of style and for going all the way by sporting a hair bow straight from the runway that most wouldn’t dare try out. Her minimalist take on this look gets her two thumbs up. What do you think? Who takes the cake in your book? Share your thoughts below + check out the looks directly from the runways of Louis Vuitton.
Kerry Washington is sweet in a checkered Louis Vuitton sheath and VC Signature clutch
Model Jemma Baines in Louis Vuitton’s Spring 2013 RTW Show
Jessica Alba channeled the 60s in a checkerboard Louis Vuitton sheath
Model Ming Xi in Louis Vuitton’s Spring 2013 RTW Show
Kirsten Dunst in checkered Louis Vuitton
Model Marcele Dal Cortivo in Louis Vuitton’s Spring 2013 RTW Show
Posted in Paris Fashion Week, Rue de Chic Trend Spotting, Trend Alert, Who wore it best?
Tagged Jemma Baine, Jessica Alba in Louis Vuitton, Kerry Washington in Louis Vuitton, Kirsten Dunst in Louis Vuitton, Kristen Stewart in Louis Vuitton, Louis Vuitton, Louis Vuitton 2013 Spring RTW, Marcele Dal Cortivo, Ming Xi
2013 Golden Globes – Jennifer Lopez in a nude lace Zuhair Murad number.
The Golden Globe Awards descended upon the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills once again this year for its 70th year. Celebrities like Jennifer Lopez, Adele, Anne Hathaway, Claire Danes, Halle Berry, Kerry Washington and many more stepped out in Couture and diamonds to celebrate this past year’s achievements in film and television. As usual, we have the night’s biggest trends, plus the best and worst looks of the night. Black was the night’s number one color with stars like Salma Hayek and Sofia Vergara draping their famous curves in pieces by Gucci and other big name designers. Red also made a prominent showing on the carpet while pastel colors and nudes showed that they’re here to stay thanks to dresses worn by Jennifer Lopez, Amy Adams, Hayden Panettiere and Amanda Seyfried. With all the serious hits also came some devastating misses. Olympic Medalist Gabby Douglas made a wrong turn with her Golden Globes debut by sporting a “too grown up” sequin number. Usual red carpet stunner Halle Berry was also an unfortunate miss. Her Versace gown had too much print going on and left very little to the imagination. Here’s a complete breakdown of the night’s looks.
Amy Adams looked stunning in blush Marchesa and almost half a million worth of Tiffany & Co. jewels.
Hayden Panettiere in a blush beaded gown.
Kerry Washington in Miu Miu.
Amanda Seyfried in custom lace Givenchy Haute Couture.
Megan Fox opted for nude lace in Dolce and Gabbana.
Kaley Cuoco also went with nude.
Jessica Alba in Oscar de la Renta and Harry Winston jewels.
Kristen Bell glowed in lavender.
Jessica Chastain in powder blue Calvin Klein.
Rosario Dawson also sported powder blue.
Shades of Blue
Sally Field was the epitome of elegance in navy blue.
Glenn Close also looked elegant in a navy blue tafetta gown.
Helen Mirren looked stunning in a navy blue gown with gold accents.
Jodi Foster opted for a blue sequin halter.
Not so impressive
Morena Baccarin’s navy and black pleated number did nothing for the actress. Her retro curls on the other hand framed her face beautifully.
Julie Bowen’s one shouldered dress was also a miss.
Eva Longoria in Emilio Pucci.
Katherine McPhee in Oliver Theyskens’ Theory.
Salma Hayek in Gucci Première.
Sofia Vergara sparkled in black.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley was also in black.
Sarah Hyland and costar Jesse Tyler Ferguson.
Kate Hudson in Alexander McQueen.
Emily Deschanel in an embellished cap sleeved black gown.
Julianne Moore went with a black dress with white panels.
Girls’ star Zosia Mamet took a risk in a black dress with leather panels.
Not so impressive
Rachel Weisz’s sheer polka dot skirt looked missplaced.
Nicole Kidman’s sheer polka dot and stripes midriff panel was also a bit off.
Debra Messing was a miss with her over-ruched and therefore over-voluminous black number.
Funny lady Kristin Wiig’s black dress with a stomach cutout was a huge miss.
Julianna Margulies in Emilio Pucci.
Julia Louis Dreyfus also opted for a dress with a lace underlay.
Heidi Klum in a one shouldered white gown with thigh high slit.
Michelle Dockery in Alexandre Vauthier.
Anne Hathaway went the minimalist route in a white column gown.
Not so impressive
Julianne Hough’s overly embellished gown lacked elegance and style.
Zooey Deschanel in Oscar de la Renta.
Jennifer Lawrence cinched her waist in red.
Claire Danes in Versace.
Jennifer Garner in Vivienne Westwood Couture.
Naomi Watts also opted for red.
Misses in Color
Alyssa Milano sported a gorgeous marigold color but the horrible fit of this dress doomed the whole look.
Gabby Douglas’ “too grown up” look was also a complete miss.
Marion Cotillard stepped out in gorgeous orange but her slanted hemline was a miss.
Print gone wrong
Halle Berry in Versace – Halle Berry can usually do no wrong in the fashion department but this printed mess with a weird side cut out and side slit is a big miss for the actress. Too much skin and too much print is never a good combo.
We love Lucy Liu for stepping out of the box but her attempt at a floral print ball gown fell flat.
All that Glitters
Thandie Newton shined in a sparkling lavender mini.
Connie Britton in a strapless sequin gown.
Lea Michele also sparkled in a beaded Elie Saab number.
Emily Mortimer went for a sequin silver gown.
Other Notable Looks
Taylor Swift was all grown up in plum Donna Karan Atelier.
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Tagged 70th Golden Globe Awards, Amanda Seyfried in Givenchy Couture, Amy Adams in Marchesa, Anne Hathaway, Celebrity Style, Claire Danes, Connie Britton, Debra Messing, Emily Blunt, Emily Deschanel, Emily Mortimer, Eva Longoria in Emilio Pucci, Gabby Douglas, Glenn Close, Golden Globes 2013, Golden Globes 2013 Fashion, Halle Berry in Versace, Hayden Panettiere, Helen Mirren, Hiedi Klum. Julia Louis Dreyfus, Jennifer Garner, Jennifer Lawrence, Jennifer Lopez in Zuhair Murad, Jessica Chastain in Calvin Klein, Jodi Foster, Julianna Margulies, Julianne Hough, Julianne Moore, Julie Bowen, Kaley Cuoco, Kate Hudson in ALexander McQueen, Katherine McPhee in Oliver Theyskens' Theory, Kerry Washington in Miu Miu, Kristin Wiig, Lucy Liu, Marion Cotillard, Megan Fox in nude lace Dolce and Gabbana, Michelle Dockery, Morenna Baccarin, Naomi Watts, Nicole Kidman, Rachel Wiesz, Red Carpet Fashion, Rosario Dawson, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Sally Field, Salma Hayek in Gucci Première, Sarah Hyland, Sofia Vergara, Taylor Swift, Thandie Newton, Zooey Deschanel, Zosia Mamet
Fergie shined on New Year’s Eve in a gold mini and edgy top knot
This past week, we said goodbye to 2012 and a fashionable hello to 2013. Stars like Fergie were in full party mode and opted for the pre-requisite metal and shine while others like Zoe Saldana went a little more demure in darker tones like olive green. With the new year came a pop of color. Kerry Washington stepped out of the box in a multi color and multi print Peter Pilotto number while Helen Mirren sizzled in a red Escada number in Palm Springs. Here are the chic looks from the past week.
Zoe Saldana opted for a corset inspired Emilio Pucci look on New Year’s Eve
Kerry Washington stepped out of the box in a dramatic and ruffled multi print Peter Pilotto dress
Dakota Fanning looked ethereal in white lace while attending the photo call for jewelry brand J. Estina in Seoul
Kerry Washington hit the Rome premiere of Django Unchained in a white number with side cutouts
Elle Fanning looked age appropriate in a floral trapeze dress by Opening Ceremony
Helen Mirren dazzled in Palm Springs in a red Escada gown
Connie Britton highlighted her red locks with an equally red off-the-shoulder gown
Helen Hunt looked chic in a minimalist navy Michael Kors gown
Posted in Chic Looks From the Past Week, Fashion Round-Up
Tagged Celebrity Style, Connie Britton, Dakota Fanning, Elle Fanning, Fergie, Helen Hunt, Helen Mirren, Kerry Washington, Red Carpet Fashion, Red Carpet Style, Zoe Saldana
Dr Scholl’s Wakeup in Navy
Winter is officially here and that usually means only two things for a lot of us –keeping warm and staying comfortable. Not to worry, we’ve got you covered on keeping stylish as well. This week’s chic pick is a retro-inspired number from footwear and foot care expert, Dr. Scholl’s. “Wakeup”, a lace up tailored oxford features the essential fall/winter heel and suede leather that can be worn glammed up or dressed down. The shoe molds to the unique shape of your foot and offers Dr. Scholl’s Memory Fit Foam for a custom fit. Pair it with a dark floral print dress and leather jacket or keep things simple with a v-neck sweater and ankle length jeans. The best thing about “Wakeup”? It’ll transition perfectly into spring. You can thank us later.
Dr. Scholl’s shoes are available at more than 5,000 retail locations and online at Piperlime.com, Macys.com, Zappos.com and DrSchollsShoes.com.