Monday, March 4

Trendspotting: White Pumps

Everyone has (or should have) a pair of classic black pumps that can be worn in any occasion.  Get ready to stick those heels in the back of your closet and swap them out for a fresh white pair:
From left: Rose Byrne in white Chanel pumps with a black-and-silver Chanel dress and a white box clutch; Thandie Newton's white pumps added an unexpected ending to her cropped suit and printed tee; Karolina Kurkova in a striped Michael Kors getup with fresh white pointy-toe pumps.
Black pumps will always be a classic, but right now, it's all about white pumps. Worn with anything from dresses to suits, they are the definition of fresh and eye-catching. And worn whenever you would typically wear your black ones, they couldn't be easier to style.

Friday, March 1

Outfit Infatuation: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

It takes a bold person to wear a red suit, but Rosie is up to the task:
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley suited up in a slim Burberry Prorsum ensemble at the label's Fashion Week show.
She looks flawless in this eye-catching ensemble, inspiring me to take a step away from the basic black suit and try something new.

Thursday, February 28

Style Idol: Olivia Palermo

You may remember that I originally named Olivia Palermo a Style Idol a while back in this post, but her recent rounds at worldwide fashion weeks, from New York to Milan to Paris, have garnered her enough points from me (which I'm sure is super important to her) to cause me to name her a Style Idol once more:
No one does layering and mixing patterns better than Olivia.  Each of her outfits has (I'm guessing) approximately 100 layers piled on top of her, consisting of contrasting fabrics and tones, but somehow she just makes it work.  This is likely attributed to her polished hair and accessories, which just pulls her ensembles together.  It never fails; she simply always looks great.

Wednesday, February 27

Outfit Infatuation: Allison Williams

While I wholeheartedly admit that I love a stylish pair of slacks, Allison reminds us that sometimes nothing looks better than a beautiful dress:
Allison Williams in an embroidered Naeem Khan sheath and patent leather platforms.
BONUS: I found this gorgeous one, remarkably similar to Allison's, for a steal at only $44.00 - a fraction of the cost.  Can't beat it!
Dorothy Perkins Damask printed dress, $44.00

Tuesday, February 26

Flash of Glamour: Oscar After Parties

I hope no one thinks that just one round of Oscar fashions would be enough for us!  After the Oscars ended, many attendees migrated to the after parties sporting entirely new looks for us to gawk at, joining those who weren't invited to the big party.  Let's take a gander at these (sometimes second) looks.

It seems that the same trends and styles that permeated the Oscars carried over quite easily to the after parties.  There were still whites and blush tones, lots of sparkles and metallics, and the only colors making an appearance being red and blue.  Regardless, the ladies looked lovely, as to be expected:
From left: Amanda Seyfried in a red Givenchy dress (which she performed in during the show); Elizabeth Banks in a strapless Alexander McQueen gown with gold accents, Dior Fine Jewelry and a funky braided updo; Hilary Swank in a crimson Valentino gown from the design house’s Spring 2013 Couture runway.
From left: Jennifer Lawrence in a simple and skintight metallic Calvin Klein Collection gown; Kate Beckinsale in a spiderweb-esque beaded Monique Lhuillier gown, plus Chopard jewels, a Roger Vivier box clutch and her signature perky pony; Naomi Watts in a dazzling black-and-gold one-shoulder Emilio Pucci gown with Neil Lane jewels
From left: Lily Collins in a midnight Zuhair Murad gown, with Takat earrings; Ginnifer Goodwin in a vibrant metallic blue eye shadow to complement her cerulean fit-and-flare Monique Lhuillier dress; Isla Fisher in a cobalt blue Monique Lhuillier dress.
From left: Karolina Kurkova in a cutout Atelier Versace number with neon piping, gold zipper detailing and a sexy sheer side panel; Miranda Kerr in a long-sleeve sheer black Valentino gown with a plunging neckline and sparkly embellishments, plus a Jimmy Choo clutch; Zoe Saldana in a black Givenchy design.
From left: Diane Kruger in a black-and-white printed long-sleeve Giambattista Valli mini; Nina Dobrev in a bold printed Naeem Khan gown, Swarovski envelope clutch, Chopard jewels and a fun ponytail; Natalie Portman in an ivory empire-waist Dior gown with a feminine bow-accented detail, with a unique top-handle clutch, also by Dior, and bright green earrings.
From left: Olivia Munn in blush Atelier Versace and silver Versace heels; Zooey Deschanel in an elegant beige beaded Valentino gown and Dana Rebecca Designs jewelry; Miley Cirus in a pure white Azzaro gown with bare back and pearl-and-crystal-accented straps, with stacks of bracelets.

Monday, February 25

Flash of Glamour: Oscars

The Oscars may honor the best in film, but they'd be nothing without the fashion. Below, my favorite looks from the evening, and those which were almost my favorite.  However, unlike the Oscars,  there are no losers here, because even the (comparatively) worst dressed still looked amazing.

From left: Jessica Chastain in a Giorgio Armani strapless gown and Harry Winston jewelry and Christian Louboutin shoes; Jennifer Aniston in a Valentino gown with Salvatore Ferragamo heels and clutch; Charlize Theron in a Dior Haute Couture gown with Harry Winston jewels.
From left: Halle Berry in a Versace gown; Naomi Watts in an Armani Privé gown with Neil Lane jewelry and Jimmy Choo shoes; Stacy Keibler in a Naeem Khan gown.
From left: Salma Hayek in a velvet gown with Cindy Chao jewelry and Maple Leaves choker in her hair; Kerry Washington in Miu Miu's blood orange column with an embellished crystal bodice and Chopard jewels; Reese Witherspoon in a Louis Vuitton gown and jewels with Christian Louboutin heels. 

Runner Ups:
From left: Jennifer Lawrence in a Dior Haute Couture gown with Chopard jewelry, a Roger Vivier clutch and Brian Atwood shoes; Olivia Munn in a strapless Marchesa gown; Zoe Saldana in an Alexis Mabille column gown with Neil Lane jewelry and Roger Vivier shoes.
From left: Jane Fonda in Versace with Chopard jewelry and Jimmy Choo sandals and clutch; Jennifer Hudson in Roberto Cavalli with a Jimmy Choo clutch; Samantha Barks in a Valentino gown and Jimmy Choo shoes.
From left: Amanda Seyfried in an Alexander McQueen gown; Anne Hathaway in Prada's open-backed pink column, frosted at the neckline with Tiffany & Co. jewels; Amy Adams in an Oscar de la Renta gown.
From left: Kristen Stewart (sans crutches) in Reem Acra's gardenia design; Pregnant Jenna Dewan in a Rachel Roy gown with Brian Atwood shoes and a Christian Louboutin clutch; Sandra Bullock in an Elie Saab gown with Harry Winston jewelry, Jimmy Choo shoes and a Swarovski clutch.
From left: Sally Field in a Valentino gown with Martin Katz jewelry and Jimmy Choo shoes; Adele in a Jenny Packham gown with Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry, Christian Louboutin shoes and a Swarovski clutch; Jennifer Garner in a Gucci gown with a Roger Vivier clutch, Neil Lane jewelry and Brian Atwood shoes.