For me, a big part of the fun of a week of runway shows – like the Fall 2012 Couture collections – is seeing the street style looks that the lucky attendees put together for the shows, dinners, and parties. Seeing how the various designer collections translate to “real life” is inspiring, motivational, and downright fun.
Fabulous! I love the whole two-toned look and how she picked materials and silhouettes that keep it from being too casual. J’adore!
The volume of this mini takes it up a level so she’s right at home sitting front row at the Dior Couture show.
A pretty printed dress is the perfect look for a Dior show and I think that this beautiful flocked knee-length frock is ideal for Couture.
A lipstick red suit it cute enough but when you turn a suit top into a chic little tee with a contrasting black pocket I’m all yours!!!
Little Black Dress + Sequined Clutch + Saddle Shoes = the understated French je ne sais quoi.
Parisian street style chic at its finest – Whether they’re wearing ripped jeans, chic black & white, or a midi, these ladies know how to mix & match their separates for maximum impact.
Bright, flirty florals, a demure silhouette, and a too chic peplum. What a fabulous frock, I’m in awe.
The Russian fashion ladies are stylish and their looks vary dramatically between them. Such great contrasts!
I love a short-suit and this is a stylish example, I really like the chic cut of the jacket and the subtle ruffle along the hem of the shorts. And those shoes… Wow.
Elizabeth von Guttman, Alexia Niedzielski, Shala Monroque, Elena Perminova and Ulyana Sergeenko – All distinctly different looks for Giambattista Valli, but all very chic, well put together, and appropriate. From solid colored separates and midriff-baring tops, to printed suits and floor length florals, the front row is almost as fun as the runway!
The ladies spiced things up for the Versace show and chose edgier outfits, from lace cut outs, to leather, to dramatic stitching. Donatella would approve!
In addition to seeing the looks that celebrities, editors, and other fashion insiders put together for their front row appearances, I love to take a look at the (often heavily made-up) models as they run between runways shows or head out to parties. Model street style is always a great combination of pieces & styles, since they have the opportunity to see so many collections and have exposure to so many designers. Jealous!
I love a colorful maxi skirt and this combination – the basic white tee paired with the metallic pink oversized clutch – is flirty, fun, and perfect for Summer.
Only Hanneli could make a couture Valentino gown look so low-key and street-appropriate.
AMAZING coat + killer heels, what more does a girl need?
I adore the layering here! Cut-off white shorts, a blue & white button-up PJ top, a tan leather motorcycle jacket, ankle booties, retro round sunglasses & a killer two-toned clutch. Such an unexpected combination of pieces, but it works!
And finally, a fashion favorite of mine, hit it girl!
She’s going to couture shows in Paris. French designers. In Paris. I mean, could she have picked a more adorably over-the-top French look?
Sources: Harper’s Bazaar, Tom & Lorenzo, Cristina’s Blog & Mr. Blasberg
What’s your favorite look here?
July 11, 2012 | Categories: Fashion | Tags: 2012 amfAR’s Cinema Against AIDS, 2012 Cannes Film Festival, 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival, Alexia Niedzielski, Altamira Models Off Duty, AMFAR, ankle boots, Atelier Versace, Beret, black & white, booties, Cannes, Cannes Film Festival, Cannes Red Carpet 2012, Celebrity street style, Chanel, Chanel Fall 2012 couture show, Chanel Front Row, Chanel Rouge Allure, Christian Dior Couture Fall 2012, Christian Dior Front Row, Christina Hendricks, Christine Centenera, Clemence Poesy, Colorblock, Couture, Couture Fall 2012 Collections, Couture Fall 2012 shows, Couture Fashion Week, Couture Shows, Craig Arend, Cristina's Blog, Derek Blasberg, Diane Kruger, Dior, Donatella Versace, Editor, Editor in chief, Elena Perminova, Elizabeth Banks, Elizabeth von Guttman, Fall 2012 Collection, Fall 2012 Couture, Fall 2012 Couture: Parties & Front Row, Fashion, Fashion editor, Fashion Week, Floral dress, former model, French couture, french design houses, French designers, French fashion, French riviera, french runway shows, French style, Frida Gustavsson, Front row style, Giambattista Valli, Giambattista Valli Front Row, Giambattista Valli Haute Couture, Hanneli Mustaparta, harper's bazaar, Harper's Bazaar Australia, haute couture, Hunger Games, je ne sais quoi, Jennifer Lawrence, Jessica Alba, Jessica Stam, Joshua Jackson, LBD, leather top, Little Black Dress, Marion Cotillard, maxi skirt, metallic clutch, midi skirt, midriff-baring tops, Milla Jovovich, mini dress, Mini skirt, Model fashion, Model Street, Model street style, Model Style, Models Off Duty, Mr. Blasberg, Mr. Blasberg's Best Dressed List, My Dress.My High Heels.My Style, navy floral dress, Olivia Palermo, Pale Blue Dress, Paris Fashion Week, Paris Fashion Week Fall 2012 Couture, Parisian fashion, Parisian Street Style, Peplum, peplum dress, Polka dots, Red Carpet fashion, red carpet style, red suit, ripped jeans, runway collection, Runway show, Runway Shows, Russian fashion, Saddle shoes, sequined clutched, Shala Monroque, Shala Monroque and Alexia Niedzielski, Sheila Marquez, short boots, short suit, sleevless top, slouchy boots, strapless dress, Street style, Style, Tea-length dress, The Hunger Games, TLo, Tom & Lorenzo, Tom & Lorenzo: Fabulous & Opinionated, two-toned, Ulyana Sergeenko, Valentino, Valentino Haute Couture, versace, Versace Fall/Winter 2012/2013 Couture Fashion ShowVersace Fall 2012 Couture Fashion Show, Versace Front Row, Vogue Russia | Leave a comment
I hope that everyone had a great weekend. I’ll tell you all about my amazing weekend in Sonoma tomorrow, in the meantime here are some great style pictures to jumpstart your Monday and get you in the mood for a fashionable week.
J'ADORE!!! I love the mixing of colors, patterns, fabrics, and textures here. It's simple in its composition, but the end result is a complex, well-put together, chic as hell look!
I love love love this look! The shorts and chic and fun, and they look great paired with the brightly patterned top. The floral necklace and the adorable day clutch are the perfect final touches. Absolutely great!
One of my favorite articles of clothing is a great dress. Something well-made, classic, stylish. Something that you can wear again and again, year after year. This is that kind of dress!
I love this delicate, girly, vintage-inspired lace dress. The contrasting collar is perfect and I love that she paired glittery flats with it rather than heels, it works well with the mod style.
Tribeca Film Festival 2012:
I love love love this photo! Karlie looks dazzling in Chanel and being flanked by the adorable Brant kids is perfect.
I like the glamorous but laid-back cool of both of these looks. I love little white dresses for Spring but I'm a sucker for stripes so I'm going to have to say that the look on the right is my favorite.
Lily Kwong looks stunning in Chanel, I love the black & white dress and her choice of accessories is right on - the pops of green and red are perfect.
Simple. Chic. Sexy. What more does a girl need for a night out?
The PERFECT little white dress courtesy of Reiss. A flattering fit and the perfect color against her skin - Camilla Belle looks phenomenal here!
Great Sass & Bide dress! It almost looks like Peter Pilotto, doesn't it? I like it paired with a basic leather jacket, very cute.
The 2012 White House Correspondents’ Dinner:
Kerry Washington decided to show us all the power of color for this event! A simple, streamlined look that popped beautifully against her skin and flaunted her gorgeous figure. Well done!
Anna Paquin's dress was dramatic and interesting for basic black, but what really stood out to me were her gorgeous earrings, bracelets, and clutch. Well done on the accessorizing. And her makeup looks phenomenal.
Kate Hudson was anything but a wall flower in floor-length purple sequins. Wow. Way to make a statement!
The top of this gown makes it anything but boring black. Paired with her beautiful retro waves and showstopping turquoise earrings Reese was quite the vision.
Elizabeth Banks has been kicking some booty on the red carpet lately during her Hunger Games touring and she continued her sartorial success in this Antonio Berardi gown. Now that's how to rock a peplum!
I've been LOVING shorts looks lately and this was is great. A little rock n' roll and glam, but still laid back and summery. Gorgeous!
Tomorrow is the first day of May and I’m planning to participate in Definitely RA’s Mission: Put Together – 2012, which is another fashion challenge like the one hosted by Freckles In April earlier this year that I really enjoyed, so expect some fun pictures in the next week or so.
Back tomorrow with some great pictures from my weekend!
April 30, 2012 | Categories: Fashion, Looks of the Week | Tags: "Mansome" Premiere, 10 Day Style Challenge, 2012 Tribeca Film Festival Jury Lunch, Alexa Leigh necklace, Anna Paquin, Antonio Berardi, B Brian Atwood shoes, Black gown, Blame It On Fashion, Bun, Calvin Klein, Camilla Belle, Chanel Haute Couture, Chiara Ferragni, Coach Classics bag, Cristina's Blog, Daily uniform, Definitely RA, Doutzen Kroes, Elena Perminova, Elizabeth Banks, Freckles In April, Hanneli Mustaparta, harper's bazaar, Harry Brant, Herve Leroux, Hunger Games, Italian fashion, Jenny Packham, Karen Walker sunnies, Karlie Kloss, Kate Hudson, Kerry Washington, LA fashion, Lanvin Petales necklace, Leelee Sobieski, Lily Donaldson, Lily Kwong, Model fashion, Model street style, Monique Lhuillier, My Dress.My High Heels.My Style, Opening Ceremony sweater, Paris Fashion Week Fall 2012, Peplum, peplum tops & dresses, Peter Brant Jr, Primary shirt, Red Carpet fashion, red carpet style, Refinery 29, Reiss, Sam Quartin, Sophie Auster, Stella McCartney, Stephanie Seymour, Sydney Street Style, The 2012 White House Correspondents’ Dinner, The Blonde Salad, The Glamourai, Tracy Reese, Tribeca Film Festival 2012, Turquoise earrings, Vanessa Jackman, vintage skirt | Leave a comment
Happy Tuesday! I don’t know about you, but I have quite the week ahead of me and losing myself in some pretty pictures each day is a MUST in order to preserve my sanity. So enjoy the pretty that I have planned for you this week!
Diane looking tres chic in contrasting colors and patterns. The dress in interesting and eye-catching but it was those shoes that stole the show in my opinion.
Can you imagine anything more adorable or more Alexa? A basic, well-worn tee paired with a gold sequined mini skirt. Perfection! I just wish that I could see her shoes...
Zoe Saldana looking fresh-faced and ready for Spring in an adorable coral Alexis Mabille crocheted dress. I love the color and especially the gorgeous bronze accessories that she paired with it.
Miranda Kerr stunned in a printed coat and great Louis Vuitton bag - Proving yet again that she's one of the girls to watch when it comes to street style.
I love the combination of prints here - the black & white geometric mixed with a Spring floral. I also love those shoes & need that jacket desperately!
Natalia Vodianova was the picture of understated French elegance during Paris Fashion Week. I love the zipper details on the textured dress and the idea of wearing a turtleneck underneath.
Magdalena Frackowiak's flat boots here were just too cute not to share. Love, love, love this casual & fun, but 100% chic look.
Heather Marks walked Joe Fresh @ World MasterCard Fashion Week in Toronto with Meghan Collison & Alanna Zimmer. Colorful & toasty warm!
Interested in seeing what the top models are wearing these days as they relax post-fashion week? Modelinia has photos of everyone from Hanne Gaby Odiele and Elettra Wiedemann to Victoria’s Secret Angels Doutzen Kroes and Candice Swanepoel.
Are you a Hunger Games devotee? Well here’s a little red carpet action to wet your appetites…
The Hunger Games Los Angeles Premiere Red Carpet:
Leslie Mann blew all the kids out of the water in a Monique Lhuillier jumpsuit. Chic and fun - j'adore!
Great cocktail dress! Its fun and eye-catching but the high-neck keeps it from being too too.
Odette Annable looked sleek and adorable in her simple green dress. Perfect standout look for a red carpet.
The Hunger Games London Premiere Red Carpet:
Elizabeth Banks looked stunning in this yellow Bill Blass confection. A great, head-turning color for a blonde.
I like that this isn't your standard young male on the red carpet look... It's interesting and different, a nice change of pace - Way to go Josh!
The Hunger Games Germany Premiere Red Carpet:
This custom Elie Saab number suited Miss Banks to a T. She's setting these HG red carpets on fire!
The three-piece grey suit is quite sharp but the highlight of this look is the striped shirt & checkered tie combo. Brilliant!
Now don’t forget to enter the Spring Giveaway for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate from Bloomingdale’s. What better way to start a new Spring season?
March 20, 2012 | Categories: Fashion | Tags: Alanna Zimmer, Alexa Chung, Alexis Mabille, Altamira Models Off Duty, Angels Doutzen Kroes, Bill Blass, Bloomingdales, Candice Swanepoel, Craig Arend, Cristina's Blog, Derek Lam Fall 2012, Diane Kruger, Doutzen Kroes, Elettra Wiedemann, Elie Saab, Elizabeth Banks, Erjona Ala, Hanne Gaby Odiele, Harley Viera-Newton, Heather Marks, Jessica Hart, John Varvatos, Josh Hutcherson, Kendall Jenner, Late afternoon, Les Adieux a la Reine, Leslie Mann, Liz Cherkasova, looks of the week, Magdalena Frackowiak, Marni Resort 2012 Coat, Meghan Collison, Miranda Kerr, mixing prints, Model fashion, Model street style, Monique Lhuillier, My Dress.My High Heels.My Style, Natalia Vodianova, Nobody Cult skinny jeans, Odette Annable, Paris Fashion Week, Ray Bans, Red Carpet, Sofia Coppola for Louis Vuitton bag, Spring dressing, Street style, Tabitha Simmons ankles boots, The Hollywood Reporter and Jimmy Choo‘s 25 Most Powerful Stylists Luncheon, The Hunger Games Germany Premiere Red Carpet, The Hunger Games LA Premiere Red Carpet, The Hunger Games London Premiere Red Carpet, Tom & Lorenzo: Fabulous & Opinionated, Victoria's Secret Angel, What Do I Wear?, World MasterCard Fashion Week in Toronto, Zoe Saldana | 1 Comment
Pretty! Pretty! Pretty!
Welcome back to Fashion Monday, we’ve got quite a bit to get through this afternoon, believe me. 2012 Oscar after parties, red carpets, movie premieres and good old fashion street style snaps.
Perfect Spring look! I love the mixture of stripes and black & white florals, simple but chic combination that we've been seeing lately.
A brightly striped dress with a pink blazer & combat boots? A surprisingly great combination. Combat boots with a slight feminine twist are all the rage right now.
Another great look from Lookbook.nu - I like the rolled black pants with all of the layers on top, it's a silhouette that can be spiced up in many different ways and is flattering for most people.
Check out Modelinia’s Style File
for a glimpse at all the gorgeous, oversized bags that the top models are carrying these days. Rosie & Miranda just can’t seem to stay off these best dressed lists! 🙂
Costume Designers Guild Red Carpet:
Long-time model turned actress Amber Valletta wore a gorgeous, bright coral sheath that accentuated her slim figure. Could have used some standout costume jewelry though...
Its sleek and flattering, and suits her red carpet personality to a T. What more could you ask for from Roons?
Kate knows what suits her and frequently sticks to a mermaid silhouette for her gowns, and while this isn't a huge departure for her, the pale icy blue hue is really stunning.
Independent Spirit Awards Red Carpet:
I really liked Anne Heche's Zac Posen dress - the sleeves, neckline and slightly flared were all great touches. Would have been even better in a vibrant color I bet.
I adore the idea of a suit on the red carpet and this Giorgio Armani version is an inspired choice. I especially like the white piping, it keeps the look from being boring or too business-y.
I love the unexpected when it comes to red carpet fashion. It's always fun when someone has the courage to mix things up, which is just what Kate Beckinsale did with this draping fuchsia Diane Von Furstenberg jumpsuit. Brava!
Zoe proved she's as ready for Spring as I am in this sweet floral frock. Balmain is frequently a little bit punk or rock n' roll so I was surprised that this light & airy dress was one of their creations.
And now for the tuxedos that we wish our significant others would wear… If we had someplace fancy to take them, that is! 🙂
I'm not normally an advocate for bow ties, but I couldn't help but love the satin piping & vest here. Well done.
Sleek and sexy isn't just for the ladies! You've got to love a man in a perfectly tailored suit.
Barney (aka Neal Patrick Harris) and his adorable husband looked elegant and well styled for the Elton John after party.
Oscar after party time! During the night of a thousand dresses everyone runs to their hotel or stylist’s house for a quick costume change. And luckily for us, some of the fashionable stars who passed on the Oscars came out for the parties… Kate, Diane, Zoe – I’m talk to you!
Vanity Fair Oscars Party:
The most talked about look from the Vanity Fair part was definitely Kate Bosworth's Prabal Gurung Fall 2012 cocktail dress. Absolutely amazing.
How many ladies can look as good or maybe even better in a dress than the model did on the runway? Check out Nimue Smit
and judge for yourself, did Kate make this look work best?
As much as I hate peekaboo hemlines I gasped when this photo popped up. Striking & unusual - Zoe's never one to fade into the background. The jeweled neckline & delicate sleeves make the dress appear almost demure despite the sheer layering.
Miss Victoria vamped it up Posh Spice-style in one of her own designs. Tres chic!
I'm a sucker for polka dots and was really struck by Elizabeth Banks's peacock inspired Chadwick Bell gown. All about the drama!
The number of people who can pull off an exposed bra on the red carpet can be counted on one hand. Diane, luckily, is one of them. Wow!
Gorgeous! Can you ever go wrong with a sleek black Gucci gown? I especially like her gold collar and the dramatic belt.
Sleek and stunning. Rosie can really kill in complex, fashion-forward gowns but she's a breath of fresh air in a simple look like this one.
Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Party:
Models, actors, actresses, musicians, and reality TV “stars” were out en masse for Elton John’s Annual AIDS Foundation Oscar Afterparty.
Anna Paquin's Emilio Pucci dress was dramatic and head-turning, I think she chose right by going with a cocktail-length rather than floor-length gown.
There weren't a lot of black gowns on the red carpet last night, lots of jewel tones, pastels and whites, but not much black. Nina Dobrev made a splash in this simple J.Mendel gown, I especially like the cut-outs at the shoulders.
While Karolina Kurkova doesn't need much to stand out, in a sea of gowns her sequin encrusted silver Armani jumpsuit was quite a sight. The red velvet shoes were a brilliant choice.
Hope you got your fill of pretty dresses and well-dressed men for today!
February 27, 2012 | Categories: Fashion | Tags: Afteparty, Agyness Deyn, Amber Valletta, Anderson Cooper, Anna Paquin, Anne Heche, Armani, Balmain, Barney, Black Studded Fashion, Brazilian fashion, Chadwick Bell, Costume Designers Guild Red Carpet, David Burtka, Diane Kruger, Diane Von Furstenberg, Elizabeth Banks, Elton John AIDS Foundation’s Oscar Party, Emilio Pucci, Exposed bra, Fabsugar, Flavia Desgranges van der Linden, Garance Dore, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, How I Met Your Mother, Independent Spirit Awards Red Carpet, J. Mendel, Jessica Chastain, Jumpsuit, Karolina Kurkova, Kate Beckinsale, Kate Bosworth, Lara Stone, Lookbook.nu, looks of the week, Marios Schwab, Miranda Kerr, Modelinia, My Dress.My High Heels.My Style, Neal Patrick Harris, Nimue Smit, Nina Dobrev, Olivia Wilde, oversized bags, Pharrell Williams, Prabal Gurung, Prabal Gurung Fall 2012 Fashion Show, RCFA, Red Carpet Fashion Awards, Rooney Mara, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Spring 2012, Spring fashion, Style File, Tom & Lorenzo: Fabulous & Opinionated, Vampire Diaries, Vanity Fair Oscar party, Victoria Beckham, Zac Posen, Zoe Saldana | Leave a comment