Feb 28, 2011

Oscar Fashion

As most everyone knows the Oscars were last night.  And although my predictions for all categories were mostly wrong, I did enjoy the fashion.  Was I as blown away by the dresses and I was the Golden Globes? NO.  I don't know why, but I just didn't feel like these dresses or looks were as glam and jaw dropping as previous awards shows and previous Oscar red carpets.  But, I did have quite a few favorites. 

Jennifer Lawrence in Calvin Klein.
This is the second Calvin Klein dress that I have seen on the red carpet this season. Emma Stone wore a hot pink number that was similar in style to this dress. Jennifer was the first person down the carpet, and I feel that she set the bar pretty high.  She is probably my favorite of the night.  This dress fit her like a glove.  And her hair and makeup were the perfect compliment to this dress. 

Cate Blanchett in Givenchy.
Cate usually doesn't get much love from me when it comes to red carpets.  I am always just a little dissappointed with what she chooses for red carpets. But last night, she prooved me wrong. She looked absolutely gorgeous in this Givenchy gown.  I love the color, the beading, and detail of this dress.  It just looks so elegant and feminine. 

Natalie Portman in Rodarte.
This dress is a million times better than the Viktor and Rolf dress she wore to the Golden Globes. I love the color and the neckline of this dress. 

Reese Witherspoon in Armani Privé.
Although many people thought she looked a lot like her Legally Blonde character Elle Woods, I thought Reese looked gorgeous and classic in this gown.  She never disappoints on the red carpet.

Mila Kunis in Elie Saab.
I love this dress, but I will say that the lace around the chest is a little off putting.  I wish they would have used fabric or had the lace come up higher. It just looks out of place.  But I thought Mila looked amazing.

Hailee Steinfeld in Marchesa.
She said last night that she helped design her Marchesa gown, and she did an amazing job if you ask me.  I love how fresh and young this dress is, but it's still grown up and elegant.  For being just fourteen, she comes across as wise beyond her years. 

Amy Adams in L'Wren Scott.
I LOVE this dress, but I do not like the necklace with it. I think she should have worn earrings instead.  The necklace just looks out of place and a little too much. 

Celine Dion in Armani Prive'.
For having twins 3 months ago, she looked absolutely amazing last night.

Mandy Moore in Monique Lhuillier.
When I first saw her on the red carpet, I didn't rezognize her. Not sure why, but it took me a minute to figure out who that was.  She looks absolutely gorgeous.

Hilary Swank in Gucci.
This dress fit her so well. I am not sure how I feel about all the feathers, but she looked amazing.

Not so Favorite Looks 

Nicole Kidman in Christian Dior.
She is constantly disappointing me on the red carpet.  I have not liked one single dress she has worn in the past year. This dress looks like it should be on the bed as a comforter or as drapery. Not a good look at all.

Scarlett Johansson in Dolce and Gabbana.
I did not like this dress or her hair.  They didn't go together at all. And I wasn't thrilled with the lace and semi-see through design either. 

Melissa Leo in Marc Bouwer.
Again, she fails to impress me with her red carpet dress choice. I like the design of the dress, I just don't like the fabric.

Sharon Stone in Christian Dior.
Was she channeling Black Swan? She looks like she hasn't aged in decades, but this dress and makeup was way too much for me. Very dark and dreary for a red carpet.

Marisa Tomei in Charles James for Lily et Cie.
Haneous is all I can say. And I love her, but this dress was all kinds of bad.  And the hair was too casual for the occasion and dress. 

all images are from yahoo and google.com

Feb 25, 2011

Friday's Style Icon

First off; Happy Friday!!! Another week down, and another fun relaxing weekend ahead! I haven't done a Friday Style Icon in a couple week due to Fashion Week, so here is this weeks pick.  I hope everyone has a great weekend, see ya Monday.

Jenna Lyons

Ok, so she may not be a Hollywood superstar, but Jenna Lyons is a star in her own right. As Creative Director for J.Crew, she has turned the company into a multi-million dollar retailer.  She travels the world for inspiration and textiles to take back and create looks that are business chic, with a touch of edgyness and creativity.  Her style is just the same, with tailored looks, and just a touch of elegant nerdyness. I love her and what she has done for J. Crew.  I will be honest, before she came along, I was not a fan of J. Crew.  To me, it just seemed like a more expensive Abercrombie, but my whole attitude changed when she joined the brand.  She has brought J.Crew a following that only the hottest designers usually bring. 

Jenna Lyons - 7th Annual CFDA / Vogue Fashion Fund Awards


Feb 24, 2011

The Coveteur

Most women, even if they don't want to admit it, covet something. Whether it be bags, shoes, jewelry, etc. there is something that we just can't get enough of.  If you are one of those ladies, you need to check out a site called the Coveteur. It is full of pictures from editors, executives, and the like that have impeccable taste and closets that are to die for. Some of the pictures are worthy of framing and having in our own house as decor. It just goes to show that fashion really is art. Here are a few of my favorites, although just about every one of the pictures is truly breathtaking. If these pictures don't inspire you, I don't know what will. Especially the last photo; I have already talked to my sweet husband about making this a necessary part of my next closet.

<span class='fancyPhotoDesc'>This sparkle Miu Miu handbag is pretty much my new favorite toy. I haven't even worn it yet! I got it from NET-A-PORTER.COM and knew it was for the me the minute I laid eyes on it. </span><span class='fancyPhotoName'>Bag, Miu Miu</span>

The Coveteur

<span class='fancyPhotoDesc'></span><span class='fancyPhotoName'>Jacket, Chanel; Shoes, Fendi</span>

<span class='fancyPhotoDesc'>I clearly had leopard fever this year!</span><span class='fancyPhotoName'>Blouse, Sonia Rykiel; Bag, Mulberry; Shoes, Topshop London</span>

<span class='fancyPhotoDesc'></span><span class='fancyPhotoName'>Bag, Vintage Hermes; Bathing Suit, Vintage; Bag, Vintage Chanel</span>

<span class='fancyPhotoDesc'>My husband is an architect, and when we moved into our apartment my one request was to have a wall for my shoes. He designed it as individual cubbies, so it feels more like a display case for little works of art than a storage unit. The only problem is, I've already outgrown it!</span><span class='fancyPhotoName'>Shoes, Various Designers</span>

Feb 23, 2011

Shoe for Spring

Spring is slowly making its way towards us, although I have been told that we are in for at least one more big snow. I refuse to believe that. I am ready to rock my shorts, maxi dresses, and wedges! If it were up to me, my whole closet would be filled with wedge shoes. They are super chic, make you appear much taller and leggier, easier on your feet, comfy, and look great with just about any outfit.  Here are some of my favorites for Spring.

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DV by Dolce Vita 'Pali' Sandal

This is my favorite of the season. Hoping to get my hands on a pair of these Tory Burch Drea Wedges.


Feb 22, 2011

On the hunt. . .

Currently searching for "the" perfect satchel. . . .

There are so many different styles, colors, materials, etc. . . It can make a girl dizzy.

P.S. - Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


Feb 21, 2011

Fall 2011 Trends

Here is a little cheat sheet, if you will, of all the things you need to be on the look out for next fall. I know it's a ways away, but "bookmark" or "favorite" this post, so you can come back to it when it's time to thing about fall/winter clothes. 

Blush tones, trousers, and fur.

Rich jewel tones

Pleated maxi skirt

Polka Dots 

"Grampa" Plaids

Oversized sweater dresses and neutral tones 

Mixing Pink and Red

Bright plaids

Army Green

Fur on shoes.


Ruffles and high waist skirts

Animal Print

Yellow and Orange are both trends for the Fall

Camel Cape

Seventies inspired looks and fun patterns

What to add to your wardrobe for Fall 2011

1. Pleated Skirt
2. Wide Leg Trouser or Palazzo Pant
3. Sequins
4. Fur Jacket or Vest
5. Blush/Rose tones
6. Yellow and Orange tones
7. Animal Print shoes or bag
8. Sheath Dress
9. Cape
10. Leather
11. Rich Jewel tone blouses

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