I love a good red carpet, and we’ve had plenty of those lately (2012 Cannes Film Festival, Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, 2012 amfAR’s Cinema Against AIDS, 2012 MTV Movie Awards, and the 2012 CFDA Awards) but there’s something especially fun about the red carpet for a musical event. Musicians tend to push the fashion boundaries more than actors do, which can lead to quite the pectacle for us to enjoy.
You’ve got to admit, Miss Carrie knows what works for her! She’s got a great figure and while she loves to wear romantic floor-length gowns, she knows the power of a sparkly mini for a country event.
You can see the stunning pale blue Oscar de la Renta gown that Carrie wore to the 2012 Billboard Music Awards a few weeks ago over here. She definitely knows how to keep us on our toes!
The new face of Donna Karan wore a sequin and feather adorned nude dress by who else, Donna Karan Atelier.
This gold Reem Acra gown is gorgeous! I love that she picked a dress that makes her look statuesque for her hosting duties.
This is a great, simple look for the band. Nothing too wild and crazy, just black & white basics. Well done.
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Below are some looks that I’ve enjoyed recently and wanted to share, hopefully they can help get you through the rest of this day.
Carine works the Parisian pavement in a bold floral pencil skirt and ankle strap black pumps. Divine.
Ashley Greene looked elegant in a great tea-length Oscar de la Renta dress. Between the jeweled and glittering bodice and the black and white feathering at the bottom this is anything but boring.
I've never included an Instagram photo before but this one posted on Twitter by the Oscar PR Girl was too great to pass up. Her note: “wide leg trouser, gold sequin bolero (backwards)” Hot!
This is such a great, versatile look. If your office is business casual this is an amazing way to keep things interesting, try pairing a top or coat with a fun silhouette with standard black pants. The look is visually interesting but still appropriate for many occasions.
On a non-fashion note – am I the only one who saw Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and now feels like she knows Rooney Mara incredibly well? Like, we’re kind of friends now? I feel like I should being calling her “Roons” or something…
How do you make something fun & new like animal print skinnies look more relaxed? Distressed boots and a loose button-down of course. P.S. I've been drooling over this Alexander Wang duffel for over a year now, I think it's officially time.
Keira Knightley looked phenomenal in a deep burgundy Burberry Prorsum gown with a keyhole slit and a sweet bow-adorned black belt. I like the combination of 20's style finger waves with a non-retro dress.
You can also see her recent UK GQ Magazine cover here
– I love the shot second from the bottom, the pale blue sweater dress is gorgeous.
Roons is back! 🙂 This girl has hit her stride with Givenchy, she picks really great pieces - interesting and flattering to her petite frame and head turning, but not revealing or overwhelming. I especially like the back on this one.
Layers are the key to staying warm and what I love about this look is that it shows you that they don't have to be boring. You can mix different colors, fabrics, textures, silhouettes...
What Do I Wear is one of my favorite sites for fashion inspiration and its awash with gorgeous Spring colors these days. I couldn't narrow down my favorite, from stripes to florals or peachy tweed, they all make me desperate for Spring to hurry up and arrive!
Have a great Thursday, I’ll be back tonight.
It’s that time again… Time for all the new ad campaigns for Spring 2012 that make us swoon and wish the weather would hurry up so we can throw on sundresses and gorgeous resort wear. Sigh. Tom & Lorenzo have the lowdown on Valentino, Harper’s Bazaar previews the fabulous Burberry video featuring Poppy’s younger sister Cara Delevingne, Mama’s A Rolling Stone has gorgeous photos from the 2012 campaigns for Lanvin, Chloe and Balenciaga, and My Dress.My High Heels.My Style shows off the Proenza Schouler Spring/Summer 2012 Ad Campaign with the lovely, tan Natasha Poly, a breathtaking Mila Kunis for Christian Dior Spring/Summer 2012 and great mixing and matching of prints in the DKNY Spring/Summer 2012 Ad Campaign where Ashley Greene giving great face on New York rooftops.
Looking for something light and entertaining to read this weekend? Try Simon Doonan’s Gay Men Don’t Get Fat, see Harper’s Bazaar’s review here. Not your typical fashion tome, that’s for sure.
Need some ideas for comfy clothes and cozy accessories as this latest cold weather front moves through? WhoWhatWear has the breakdown on outerwear worn by everyone from Ashley Olsen to Rooney Mara, Frugal Fashionista has the lowdown on snowboots under $100 and FabSugar has 5 ideas on how to mix and match your feminine, warm-weather wear with cozy pieces for winter.
Need some extras to finish up your daily looks these days? 10 sweet winter accessories under $50, China Glaze creates a Hunger Games inspired line of nail polish, 7 pairs of nerd-chic glasses and leopard print scarves.
Health & Fitness:
Personally, I don’t own a scale, I’m much more interested in how my clothes fit. One reason? Muscle mass is important for your health. Is bulking up at the gym one of your fears? Fit Bottomed Girls discuss common fitness fears.
The girls over at Tone It Up give great daily updates – check out their great suggestion to keep you healthy and moving all day at work. Need some more motivation to get you going? FitSugar has you covered with quotes and mottos to get you up and out the door.
I can’t decide what I want to make first next weekend: FitSugar’s black & white bean sweet potato soup, The Wannabe Chef’s tofu stirfry or The Hungry Hungry Hippie’s clean food cornbread.
Looking to add some new foods to your diet to increase your health? You could try hemp seeds, antioxidant-rich foods, green monster salads, “cheesy” veggie quinoa Quiche and some of the newly popularized superfoods of 2011.
Hope you had a great weekend!
I’m not sure if it’s because celebs are gearing up for the 2012 awards season or what, but when I was looking at pictures over the last week I saw a lot of gowns. A lot. But since I am one of many women secretly harboring a princess fantasy, I never say no to ball gowns!
Bring on the glam!
Jennifer Hudson looked PHENOMENAL at the Michael Kors Celebration of American Fashion
One of the things that initially made Freida such a standout on the red carpet last year was the oh so flattering jewel tones she sported, but after seeing this I'm not sure what I prefer on her. Love the dress, love the styling, love the hair & makeup.
- While Carrie does look a little bit like she’s auditioning for the role of Oscar, you have to admit she’s spot on for an event like the CMAs. A beautiful dress with a flattering cut and enough shimmer and shine to stand out on the red carpet.
Jennifer Nettles wore my favorite dress of the CMAs, it was dramatic enough for a country affaire but still stylish and chic. Love her hair.
Sofia Vergara looked - to quote RZ - BANANAS at the Latin Grammy's. Whoa, this woman has a KILLER figure.
Zoe also attended the Latin Grammy's and stole the show in this gorgeous green gown. I would wear this is a heartbeat!
(For all Latin Grammy pictures)
Jaime King looked chic and elegant, nothing fancy or innovative, just pure glam all the way!
Ashley Greene looked stunning and statuesque at the Breaking Dawn premier in custom Donna Karan.
And just because I couldn’t resist… He’ll be our non-gown love!
- I don’t even know where to start! I love the suit w/ the vest & rolled pants, I love the shirt w/ the cuffs protruding slightly, I love the fun tie, I love the bag and those socks KILL ME. Seriously, can The Sartorialist start listing phone numbers for his males subjects? I want to go shopping with this guy!
To me fall is a time for change. The seasons are changing, why shouldn’t we? And in true MCLV fashion, I made a drastic change in the form of cutting bangs into my long blonde hair and dying it dark, vibrant red. I’m ready for Fall now!
Are you in the market for a new look? Check out these hippie and mod inspired cuts or some seriously cute braided hairstyles for a whole new you this season.