Jessica Alba attends the Baby2Baby Gala in floral Valentino
Very few people can go from edgy to colorful and make a turn around to elegant within the week. Jessica Alba happens to be one of those. Sporting a gorgeous and elegant blush Valentino frock with floral embroidery, the actress showed off her sense of polish at the Baby2Baby Gala in Los Angeles. With a sleeked back do, clean makeup and a matching blush belt cinching her waist, she hit this look way out of the park. What do you think? Hit of Miss? Share your thoughts below.
Jessica Alba goes for bold hued plaid at Calvin Klein
New York Fashion Week is officially over and things are moving on to London, Paris and Milan. Before we get to the trends on the runway however, let’s take a peek at the looks that stood out all over the city. Fashion Week is always a time for actresses, editors, buyers and many more style aficionados to strut their best stuff from tent to tent. As photographers and industry insiders anticipate the looks on the runways, there’s usually another kind of buzz happening pre-show. Starlets give their best model impressions while posing in the front row while editors who these days have just as much star power rub shoulders and schmooze with Hollywood. From the Fashion’s Night Out festivities that kicked things off, straight to the runways of Calvin Klein, Proenza Schouler, Michael Kors, Victoria Beckham, Rodarte and many more, here’s a little behind the scenes look at a few of our favorite “girls about town” and their very stylish outings this fashion week.
Olivia Palermo steps out to support Piperlime during Fashion's Night Out in a printed shift and animal print sandals
Sarah Jessica Parker supports Fashion's Night Out in an ombre Prabal Gurung number
Jessica Chastain stepped out in a black and blue leather Jason Wu number
Nikki Reed attends a Michael Kors event during Fashion's Night Out in a gold number from the label with cut out details
Kate Bosworth helps open the Proenza Schouler boutique in NYC wearing the label’s leather-trimmed skirt and white blouse
Diane Kruger attends a Calvin Klein bash in a yellow sheath from the line with cut out details
Emma Stone celebrates Calvin Klein in a green halter and matching pants
Camilla Belle attends the Michael Kors show in checkered separates from the line
Kirsten Dunst goes for stripes at the Rodarte show
Kate Bosworth opts for leather separates at Proenza Schouler
Jessica Chastain attends the Proenza Schouler show in a leather and tweed combo
Emma Stone explores the power of color at Calvin Klein sporting a red sheath and yellow pumps with black piping
Amy Adams is exquisitely draped in a chic Calvin Klein number
Victoria Beckham steps out during fashion week in a simple monochromatic look
Olivia Palermo attends the Rachel Zoe show in a stylish look featuring a belted shirt and draped maxi skirt
Rose Byrne shows off one of Michael Kors signature pieces a belted column dress
Camilla Belle fetes Michael Kors in a belted gold dress
Katherine McPhee attends the Michael Kors show in a red hot embellished tunic
From the front rows to the runways, here’s a summary of what you can expect for Spring 2013
Jennifer Lopez looks stunning in an electric blue dress by Georges Chakra
With the summer season slowly coming to an end and the fall season creeping in, it’s interesting to see the mix of looks trending during this in between season on the red carpet. Electric blue was the go-to color this past week with stars like Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Alba and Kirsten Dunst making statements in this bold hue. Red was also a hot trend and so was lace and laser cut leather. While stars like Twilight’s Ashley Greene chose bright colors to help them stand out, bold print continued to reign supreme with Gwyneth Paltrow, Nina Dobrev, Zooey Deschanel and Maria Sharapova opting to show off in everything from batik to floral and polka dot prints. Check out our favorite looks from the past week below.
Jessica Alba runs errands in a pair of tuxedo inspired pants and a floral print blazer
Jaime Chung shows off some skin in a Cushine and Ochs blue dress with cutouts
Kirsten Dunst in a trench-inspired Jean Paul Gautier gown
Jessica Chastain in a pleated navy blue dress and nude pumps
Olivia Munn shows off her figure at the taping of Late Night with David Letterman in a belted navy blue dress
Gwyneth Paltrow shows off her legs in a batik mini and leather sandals while in the Hamptons
Maria Sharapova also shows off her mile long legs in sweet separates from Vanessa Bruno and Zimmerman
Bella Heathcote in a floral print Jonathan Saunders frock
Ashley Greene looks golden in Michael Kors
Nina Dobrev strikes a stunning figure in graphic print Guishem
Zooey Deschanel looks sweet in polka dots by Dolce and Gabbana
Ashley Greene attends the L.A premiere of The Apparition draped in fuchsia Donna Karan Atelier
Jordana Brewster looks peachy in a Dolce and Gabbana brocade skirt and matching blouse
Kate Beckinsale goes neon in a green Preen dress and white pumps
Ashley Greene stopped by Jimmy Kimmel in a draped red dress
Isla Fisher attends the bachelorette premiere in a low cut red lace Reem Acra dress
Maria Sharapova in a laser cut red Valentino dress
Nicole Richie goes edgy in a laser cut leather skirt and black blouse
Julie Bowen attended an Academy of Television Arts and Sciences event in a Christophe Josse ruffled lace dress and black peep-toe pumps
Lizzie Kaplan opts for a flowing white Dolce and Gabbana dress at the Bachelorette premiere
Zoe Saldana stuns in colorful Prabal Gurung floral print pants
We’re knee deep into the summer months and we’re continuing with our trend spotting duties this week with a bold look taking over the carpet. Gone are the days of simple streamlined trousers, these days it’s all about bringing a little edge and a bit of funk to your look — courtesy of printed pants. From floral to ikat, denim to billowing shorts, stars are opting for something different when it comes to bottoms this summer. Here are some of our favorite looks so far.
Minka Kelly adds a bit of an edge to her floral print pants with a leather top
Style tip: As fun and funky as this trend is, keep in mind that print on the bottom sometimes has the tendency to make you look bigger than you are (especially with denim) and even the tiniest person has to keep this in mind. Check out Olivia Palermo’s look below for a great way to incorporate this trend. Her high-waisted, ankle length trousers are a great play on print and proportion. The fit is great, the print doesn’t overwhelm her small frame and the material doesn’t cling to every inch of her body. Zoe Saldana’s shorts look below is also simple, elegant and incredibly easy to wear. One last thing to remember with this trend is to always keep things simple on top. The bottom is the focal point of your look and therefore your statement piece. If you’re going with color, pick one color from the print and go for a top that features that block of color. This is a great way to tie your whole look together.
Olivia Palermo adds a textured blazer to her printed pants
Zoe Saldana opts for a feminine twist in another Prabal Gurung look
Miranda Kerr in floral print jeans and a white blouse
Miranda Kerr loves this trend so much that she's been spotted in it twice already this week
Jessica Alba's printed pants create an optical illusion on the carpet
Disney star Victoria Justice gets playful with her bottoms but stays conservative on top
Hilary Duff in a pair of colorful patterned pants
Amanda Seyfried and Ashley Greene both sport J Brand's floral print skinnies
Jessica Alba and Kristin Kreuk sport leopard print pants
Miranda Kerr and Fergie both show their wild sides in leaopard print jeans of different colors
What do you think of the printed pants look? Will you be trying it this summer? Share your thoughts below.
Kirsten Dunst looks sweet in a gingham print dress
From Kirsten Dunst’s sweet gingham print dress to Kristen Stewart’s bold Monique Lhuillier number and Kate Hudson’s golden Gucci look, this past week was filled with some very out of the box looks as well as the traditional party outfits. Some other drool worthy looks included Blake Lively, who delved deep into the midst of shocking color–sporting a red leather trench to a Christian Louboutin book event, Katie Holmes going for bronze and proving that relaxed elegance is achievable and Jenifer Hudson showing off her svelte figure and animal instincts in Michael Kors. Here’s a round-up of this week’s most fashionable looks…
Blake Lively shows off her fashion chops in a bright red Valentino trench and Christian Louboutin pumps
Katie Holmes goes for relaxed elegance in Lanvin
Michelle Williams premiered my week with Marilyn in a ladylike and golden Oscar de la Renta frock
Kate Hudson is golden in Gucci
Jessica Alba sparkles in Tory Burch
Sienna Miller is also sweet in a black sheer-sleeve Twenty8Twelve frock
Reese Witherspoon looks elegant in a one-shoulder LBD
Sarah Jessica Parker is a lady in an A-line skirt, black blazer and patterned tights
Jennifer Hudson shows off her animal instinct in Michael Kors
Salma Hayek also shows her wild side in animal print Alexander McQueen
Kerry Washington in Marc Jacobs
Katie Holmes in a capsleeved dress from her line
Kristen Stewart is black and blue in Monique Lhuillier
Eva Longoria is fall chic in a gray billowy blouse and satin skirt
Eva later stepped out in an ultra chic Antonio Berardi dress
Heather Locklear, Elle McPherson and January Jones stay stylish in wide leg jeans.
Wide leg pants have been elongating legs since the 70s. There’s an effortless “chic” about this style that allows women to look elegant without sacrificing any of their femininity. Part of the perks of this cut is that it makes you feel tall and lean. Stars like Elle McPherson, Jessica Alba, Penelope Cruz, January Jones and Katie Holmes who all range from super petite to super tall have all rocked this style. This shows that most women can get away with it, it’s just about finding the right material, length, width and fit.
Even pregnant women can look fabulous in this cut. Jessica Alba looked uber chic while running errands in wide leg jeans and a blazer.
January Jones goes casual chic in stripes and her favorite wide leg denim pants.
Katie Holmes plays up her tall frame in wide leg Max Mara trousers and double breasted jacket.
Clearly the cut works for her - Here's Holmes again in wide leg jeans and an embellished Isabel Marant jacket.
Penelope Cruz cuffs her wide leg jeans.
Glee's Jayma Mays in High-Waisted Wide leg J Brand Denim.
This cut has also been incorporated into one of summer’s hottest trends – jumpsuits.
Ashley Greene in a Max Mara wide leg jumpsuit.
Rosie Huntington Whiteley in a wide leg Michael Kors jumpsuit.
Keep in mind - There is such a thing as too much fabric and too much width especially if you’re petite. This cut like I mentioned earlier is meant to make you taller and leaner, not shrink you. Hilary Duff’s look below is a prime example of how not to wear wide leg pants.
Hilary Duff's wide leg trousers unfortunately have too much material and do absolutely nothing for the expectant actress. They distort her figure and instead of looking stylish, they look clownish.
Test driving this style…
As a tall girl, it’s always been a bit difficult for me to find jeans with inseams that work for me, so wide leg denim pants have been my BFFs for a long time. Here’s one of my favorite dark blue wide legs paired with a white v-neck and a double breasted blazer.
Test driving the cut - My favorite wide leg jeans
What do you think of this cut? Are you loving it?…Already wearing it or willing to try it? Check out more on my personal style and chic picks here.
Stars continue to shine this week in the most coveted color of the summer. From crisp white shirts to feminine lace, mini dresses to maxi dresses, check out this week’s gallery of chic white looks. For previous summer “white” looks, click here.
Model, Liya Kebede goes with a flowing white maxi dress at the CFDA Awards
Maggie Q in a white sheath
Jessica Alba in white lace Dolce and Gabbana
Jennifer Lopez goes short and white in Paris
Jennifer Hudson flipped her hair back and forth in a chic white sheath
Hailee Steinfeld looks summer chic in a pleated white skirt and boxy jacket
Eva Longoria in an oversized white shirt and skinny jeans, adds a pop of color to her hot pink platforms
Amanda Seyfried looks casual chic in a peach top and skinny white jeans with zipper details
Charlize Theron in a white feathered Dior frock and black blazer
Alessandra Ambrosio shows off her toned gams in white Dolce and Gabbana
Anna Lynne McCord and Emmy Rossum rock their favorite jean jackets
The jean jacket trend survived through the 80s and the 90s…popped collars, acid wash rinses and all. After taking a few years off, it’s back with a stylish vengeance. No crazy cartoon characters on the back and definitely no sequins or embellishments attached. Just the good old fashioned jean coolness. The popped collars still remain but we can live with that. As always, Hollywood has caught on to the return of the jean jacket. Below, check out some stylish ladies interpreting this classic piece and putting their own spin on it. Tell us what you think of the jean jacket revival….are you ready to dig yours out of the 90s closet?
January Jones pairs her Chanel dress with an Elizabeth and James Jean Jacket
Keira Knightely pairs her jean jacket with a light printed dress
She wears it again with a simple skirt and blouse combo and a pair of oxfords
Ashley Tisdale pairs her jean jacket with a flowing peasant skirt
Emma Roberts pairs her Jean Jacket with a flowing maxi
Jessica Alba's motorcycle jean jacket gives her an edgy look over her printed sheath
Michelle Williams pairs her cropped jean jacket with a summer dress