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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
Michelle Williams looks lady-like in a gorgeous lace Oscar de la Renta with a ribbon belt and black Mary Jane pumps
The maxi-dress has been a spring/summer staple for the past few seasons due mainly to its casual chic and comfort appeal. This spring however is pointing towards the return of the proper dress. Looks like the lady-like allure of the 50s style dress is hard to ignore. When you think of elegance, this dress style always comes to mind and thanks to designers like Oscar de la Renta, Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton, Dolce & Gabbana, Monique Lhuillier and Muiccia Prada, it’s no doubt ready to make a statement again this season.
Style Tip: It’s all about the cut when it comes to a 50s style dress. The focal points of this style are the cinched waist and full skirt. They’re also easy to wear in the day time and can be as fancy/glam as you want them to be for going out at night. For the daytime, go for fun colors like deep orange and fun prints like floral, tribal or polka dots. For fancy evenings, try metallic colors, black or lace.
Carey Mulligan in a belted Prada frock
Pixie haired Ginnifer Goodwin in Monique Lhuillier is reminiscent of old Hollywood glamour
What do you think of the return of the proper dress? Are you ready to let go of the maxi-dress in exchange for an elegant frock?
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Tagged 50s Dresses, 50s Style Dress, Carey Mulligan, Dolce and Gabbana, Ginnifer Goodwin, Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton, Michelle Williams, Monique Lhuillier, Muiccia Prada, Oscar de la Renta, Proper Dress
Halle Berry looks stunning in Elie Saab
If this is a preview of what to expect at this Sunday’s Oscar Awards Red Carpet, then we’re all in for a treat. Halle Berry left her custody troubles at home and stepped out in a gorgeous, elegant and incredibly sexy crimson lace Elie Saab gown. Sex and the City’s Kristin Davis also put her best fashion foot forward, taking cue from New York fashion week’s print filled runways and stepping out in a polka dot Oscar de la Renta fit for a Park Avenue princess.
The back was just as stunning
Sex and the City's Kristin Davis shows her love for polka dots in Oscar de la Renta
Equally elegant Halle Berry and Kristin Davis at the 13th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards
The good news for everyone is that trends for this year’s spring season will be carrying over to the fall 2011 season – which means it all boils down to how you put your looks together. Even better news is that this upcoming fall season is guaranteed to be anything but boring. Judging from the richness of color, texture and print on the runways, it’s going to be an exciting season. Here’s a breakdown of the biggest trends from New York fashion week:
1. 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.
Leather at Alexander Wang
Leather at 3.1 Phillip Lim
Leather Highlights at 3.1 Phillip Lim
Leather at Derek Lam
Leather at Prabal Gurung
Gray Leather at Calvin Klein
Nude Leather at Calvin Klein
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.
2. 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.
Cobalt Blue at 3.1 Phillip Lim
Cobalt Blue at Jason Wu
Cobalt Blue at Thakoon
Cobalt Blue at Derek Lam
Emerald Green at 3.1 Phillip Lim
Emerald Green at Marc by Marc Jacobs
Marigold at Proenza Schouler
Marigold at Victoria Beckham
Burnt Orange Print at Marc by Marc Jacobs
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.
3. 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’ll be seeing this spring. Marc Jacobs made us fall in love with polka dots, big and small and Proenza Schouler incorporated his mélange of prints into everything from structured jackets to pants, skirts and shift dresses.
Tribal Print at Oscar de la Renta
Print at Thakoon
Print at Proenza Schouler
Polka Dots at Marc Jacobs
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.
4. The new “Pants” – The runways featured sleek, elegant trousers for fall so once spring and summer are over, don’t pack up those 70s inspired pants just yet. 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.
70s style pants at Marc by Marc Jacobs
70s inspired Pants at Jason Wu
Ankle Pants at Jason Wu
Ankle Pants at Calvin Klein
Ankle Pants at 3.1 Phillip Lim
Ankle Pants at 3.1 Phillip Lim
Style Tip: These pants are equally chic with a pair of oxfords or sky high pumps.
5. 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.
Lace at Jason Wu
Lace at Monique Lhuillier
Lace and Lace Print at Monique Lhuillier
Lace Mix at Jason Wu
Lace Print at Prabal Gurung
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.
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Tagged 2011 Fall New York Fashion Week, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Alexander Wang, Calvin Klein, Carolina Herrera, Derek Lam, Fashion Week, Jason Wu, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Marc Jacobs, New York Fashion Week, Oscar de la Renta, Prabal Gurung, Proenza Schouler, Ralph Lauren, Victoria Beckham
The awards season continued last night with the Screen Actors Guild gala and so did the red carpet tango. Hollywood stars descended on the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center to strut their stuff. When it came to trends, white ruled the carpet, red and black followed strong and floral patterns showed a spring state of mind. Scroll down for a complete breakdown of who rocked it and those that missed the mark.
White was the color of the night…
Amy Adams looks gorgeous in a white gown by the original King of bandage dresses, Herve L. Leroux.
Newly divorced Eva Longoria also looked stunning in a Grecian, white Georges Hobeika gown.
SAG Best Actress Winner and Oscar front runner Natalie Portman was also in white, going with a bejeweled Azzaro gown. Unfortunately, this gown just didn't work for the pregnant star. The fit looked uncomfortable. A flowing bodice would have served her better.
Another miss in white was Wynona Ryder who wore Alberta Ferretti. Her too-tight bodice and layered skirt with exposed tulle channeled a bad wedding gown.
The blush tones continue…
Rizzoli and Isles star Angie Harmon went ultra feminine in a light pink, feathered Monique Lhuillier.
Hilary Swank looked like a goddess in a one shouldered Versace.
Glee's Heather Morris also took a bite out of this trend in her feather and jewel adorned dress.
Heather's fellow Glee cast mate Jayma Mays went peachy in a draped Jenny Packham dress.
On the other end of the color spectrum, black was another stand out color on the carpet…
Nicole Kidman wore a black Nina Ricci gown with cap sleeves and lace inserts.
The Closer's Kyra Sedgwick wore a velvet vintage Thierry Mugler.
Glee's Amber Riley worked her figure in an Anne Barge gown.
Another Glee star, Diana Agron donned a black and blue Chanel gown. The awkward length of this chic gown unfortunately overwhelmed her petite frame. On the other hand, her hair and makeup were flawless.
Modern Family's Julie broke away from the sea of dresses in a low cut Malandrino jumpsuit
Mad Men's Christina Hendricks also tried something different in a L'Wren Scott wrap dress. Black is 99% of the time a slimming color but this dress gives off a very heavy and dense feel, probably because of the texture. This combined with her dark make up overwhelms her fair features.
Red was another major hue of the night…
Tina Fey wore a lace Oscar de la Renta.
Nurse Jackie's Edie Falco in Bottega Veneta
Julianna Margulies wore an Yves Saint Laurent creation which featured another big trend of the night, a sweetheart neckline.
Hands down, best dressed of the night was Best Supporting Actress Nominee, Mila Kunis in an absolutely gorgeous and ethereal floral Alexander McQueen
Speaking of floral but not quite in the red category…
Best Actress Winner for the TV Movie Temple Grandin, Claire Danes wears a belted blue and black Louis Vuitton floral creation
Several stars went the metallic route…
Lea Michele wore a slinky and low cut metallic Oscar de la Renta. We may be able to say the Glee star's devotion to Oscar de la Renta may soon rival Renee Zellweger's love for all things Carolina Herrera.
30 Rock's Jane Krakowski played up her pregnancy bump in a chic and short one shouldered Badgely Mischka sheath and nude peep toe pumps.
Mad Men's January Jones changes things up and goes for gold in a conservative but elegant lace Carolina Herrera. This dress may have looked even better with no sleeves or a different neckline. Nevertheless, kudos to Ms. Jones for never being afraid to try something new.
Stand out hues of the night…
Winter's Bone's Jennifer Lawrence stood out in a gorgeous hot pink Oscar de la Renta number.
True Grit break out star Hailee Steinfeld was playful and colorful in Prada.
Modern Family's Sofia Vergara knows what works for her and sticks to it, donning a cobalt blue Cavalli gown with a plunging neckline. It's not the first time she's rocked this color and she looks fabulous in it.
Dexter's Julia Stiles took a risk that paid off in an elegant navy blue and white ombre gown.
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Nudes, pastels, sequins and emerald green ruled the red carpet at Sunday’s 2011 Golden Globe Awards. While some Stars shone, other heavy hitters like Halle Berry, Julianne Moore and Nicole Kidman didn’t fare so well. Here’s the low down on the good, the bad and unfortunately, the not so impressive…
Matching your skin tone has been one of the biggest trends of the season and the carpet was swarming with gowns featuring this trend. Everyone from Scarlett Johannson to Sandra Bullock, Glee’s Diana Argon and Michelle Williams took a bite out of the “nude” apple.
Scarlett Johansson channeled old hollywood glamour in a flutter sleeved Elie Saab with floral appliqué.
Sandra Bullock showed off an edgier look with her blunt bangs but softened things up in an embellished Jenny Packham dress.
Glee's Diana Argon also went soft in J. Mendel
Not so impressive in this hue…
Gossip Girl's Leighton Meester looked aged in Burberry
Nominated for her movie Blue Valentine, Michelle Williams tried to match her 60s hair cut in this Valentino gown with floral embellishments. Unfortunately, it was just a bit underwhelming for this event.
A-list Stars took a cue from the disco era trend taking over the runways and glittered on the carpet.
Anne Hathaway stunned in Armani Privé and loose waves.
The back of her dress was just as stunning.
Carrie Underwood also added some sparkle to her elegant Badgely Mischka.
Olivia Wilde went the princess route and sparkled in her black and gold Marchesa ball gown.
Unfortunately, even sequins couldn’t save these Stars…
Nicole Kidman failed to impress in this one shouldered, belted Prada gown, accessorized with a brooch.
While Desperate Housewives' Vanessa Williams (also in a one shouldered gown) made no impact at all.
Green with envy…
Emerald green was the color of goddesses on the carpet.
Catherine Zeta Jones showed us why she's Hollywood royalty in an emerald Monique Lhuillier.
Angelina Jolie also pops in this gorgeous color wearing Atelier Versace.
Mila Kunis joined A-list company in this custom Vera Wang.
Elizabeth Moss also dipped her toe in the night's hottest hue but this ill-fitting Donna Karan frock did the talented actress zero justice.
Bringing more color to the stylish carpet were some super stylish ladies…
January Jones recovered from last year's Versace Emmy bomb with another Versace (fringed), retro curls and matching lips.
Red head du jour Christina Hendricks matched her hair and showed off her killer curves in a one shoulder, body hugging Romona Kaveza.
A pleasant surprise on the carpet was The Closer's Kyra Sedgwick who stood out in a bold, marigold Emilio Pucci.
On a lighter note…
Nominees Claire Danes and Emma Stone both went the minimalist route in pastel colored Calvin Klein numbers. Megan Fox, Lea Michele and Best Actress Nominee, Natalie Portman also went the light pink route.
Claire Danes who won the Best Actress statue for her HBO movie "Temple Grandin" looked elegant in her custom Calvin Klein gown.
Emma Stone looked peachy in a simple and elegant Calvin Klein with a daring back.
Emma Stone rocked the minimalist look in Calvin Klein.
Megan Fox continued her loyalty to Armani in a blush Armani Privé gown.
While Glee's Lea Michele donned another Oscar de la Renta - It would be nice to see her switch it up a little bit from her usual taffeta choices.
Two ladies who failed to impress in Pink, Best Supporting Actress nominee Julianne Moore and Best Actress Nominee, Natalie Portman.
Julianne Moore's crumpled and wrinkled hot pink Lanvin was a complete mess.
While Natalie Portman's Victor + Rolf gown did nothing for the expectant mom. There's no excuse for that flower plus there are so many amazing designers that have beautifully outfitted pregnant Stars...Sarah Jessica Parker in Narciso Rodriguez anyone?
Pregnancy flashback: Sarah Jessica Parker looked beautiful and stylish at 7 months in 2002 wearing a gorgeous pink, Narciso Rodriguez babydoll dress.
It wouldn’t be the Globes without the prerequisite black…
Eva Longoria was stunning in a body hugging Zac Posen with a cut-out back.
Piper Parabo could have done better than this boring black dress with a shoulder bow, which just seemed oddly sized and placed. As Charlize Theron showed us in her John Galliano for Dior number in 2006, either go big or go home.
Blast from the past: Charlize Theron in the controversial Big Bow Dior dress at the 2006 Oscars.
Another hot mess…
Halle Berry who's usually flawless, bombed in this black corseted Nina Ricci gown. It was a bad mixture of a cliché undergarment / nightgown with a weirdly cut sheer train.
On to the Oscars….
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