With all the exciting details to share about my recent trip to New York City and all of the work I’m putting in on the New York Fashion Week Spring 2013 collection reviews I very nearly forgot that Hollywood hasn’t stopped churning out events in the meantime. This post will cover some of the great looks from the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards, 69th Venice Film Festival, 2012 Toronto International Film Festival, and various movie photocalls and premiere red carpets.
Now show us what you’ve got ladies!
Killing it! Miss Pinto decided to prove that all cut-outs aren’t tacky in this fierce embellished black & gold gown by Alexander McQueen on the red carpet in Venice.
Wow. Just wow. Who knew pink leather and gold studs could look so great?
Chic ladylike daywear. Love the black & white dress, and I adore her hair!
Absolutely stunning. I really like the addition of the thin little gold belt, helps bring the look together.
How killer is this Balmain dress? It’s a fun, fresh look that’s stunning but totally age-appropriate.
Another fun, flirty, colorful cocktail-like red carpet look was from Emma Watson who looked tres adorable in a lacy peplum Erdem number in Toronto.
I absolutely adore this look. Head-to-toe I think she looks great. It’s high fashion and retro fabulous, and a great look for her red carpet personality.
Apparently I’m loving matching short suits these days because I audibly gasped at both of these colorful retro-inspired looks.
Wow. This is such a departure from her usual fashion-foward, attention grabbing looks that I did a double take. It’s still stunning and dramatic despite the minimalism though, maybe this will her next fashion phase?
Apparently the VMAs were all about Summer white… And after Labor Day! Rebels! I love the pairing of this textured, long-sleeved mini dress with the killer lace up sandals. Well done. As usual. 🙂
Another killer all-white look from Miss Taylor Swift. Perhaps not the most youthful look, but it’s chic and classy as hell. Power to you girl!
Miss Keira’s been busy killing it on the red carpet lately. She chooses gowns that not only suit her coloring really well, but extenuate and flatter her frame and silhouette. Well done.
Swoon. Definitely the best look of the bunch. I especially love the belt. She couldn’t look more classic, more put together, or more gorgeous. The only downside of this look is that she may never surpass it. Time to retire!
Sources: Tom & Lorenzo & Cristina’s Blog – Click on the images above to visit the original source
Which look is your favorite? If you had the chance to grace a red carpet, would you play it safe to avoid landing on a Worst Dressed List or would you take some risks?
September 10, 2012 | Categories: Fashion | Tags: "Spring Breakers" premier, "The Bachelorette” Premiere, "The Words" Premiere, "Writers" premiere, 2012 MTV Video Music Awards, 2012 Toronto International Film Festival, 2012 Video Music Awards, 69th Venice Film Festival, Adam Selman, Alexander McQueen, Atelier Versace, “Spring Breakers” Photocall, Balmain, Blumarine, Bohemian, boho, boho chic, Chanel, Chanel Haute Couture, Cristina's Blog, Elie Saab, Elie Saab Couture, Elie Saab Haute Couture, Emma Watson\, Erdem, Fashion, Film Festival Fashion, Floor-length dress, Freida Pinto, Gold dress, gold lace, Golden Age, Golden Age Hollywood, gowns, Harry Potter, Hippie, hippie chic, Hollywood, Hollywood's Golden Age, J. Mendel, Keira Knightley, Keira Knightley in Chanel Couture @ “Anna Karenina”, Kirsten Dunst, Lee McQueen, Lily Collins, Little white dress, London premiere, London red carpet, long sleeved cocktail dress, LWD, McQ, McQ by Alexander McQueen, Monique Lhuillier, movie premier, MTV Video Music Awards, MTV VMAs 2012, My Dress.My High Heels.My Style, Nina Dobrev, Old school glamour, platform pumps, premiere red carpet, Red Carpet, Red Carpet fashion, red carpet style, Red carpets, Retro, retro florals, retro print, retro shorts, Rihanna, Salvatore Ferragamo, Selena Gomez, short suit, short suits, Stella McCartney, Style, Summer dressing, Summer red carpet dressing, Summer white, Taylor Swift, The Hollywood Reporter TIFF Video Lounge, TLo, Tom & Lorenzo, Tom & Lorenzo: Fabulous & Opinionated, Toronto Film Festival, Toronto Street Style, Vampire Diaries, Vanessa Hudgens, Venice Film Festival, vintage, Vintage Chanel, Vintage Chanel Haute Couture, vintage florals, vintage shorts, VMAs, White, White dress, white suit, World Premiere | Leave a comment
Did you watch the Oscars last night? Per usual, I skipped watching the show live and merely enjoyed the highlights online and via Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook after the fact. There were some gorgeous gowns and great tuxedos out there to enjoy though, I must say. What was your favorite look?
I absolutely adore Leslie Mann and was thrilled to see her on the red carpet. I think that this sleek Roberto Cavalli gown suits her slim frame perfectly and the color is very pretty against her pale skin.
The dramatic gold detailing and flowing train on Jessica Chastain's gown made it one of the highlights of the evening. She looked absolutely stunning.
Rose Byrne is someone who I'm really enjoying lately, she seems to be trying out a new look and its fun to watch. I loved this black sequined Vivienne Westwood gown with the drop earrings, she looks beautiful & statuesque.
Another sequined stunner was Ellie Kemper, who donned a gorgeous bronze sheath that was perfectly complimented by her dramatic gold earrings, cocktail ring and clutch.
Gwyneth's Tom Ford gown was one of a kind. I loved the floor-length cape - SO Katherine Hepburn - and the cuff was fantastic.
I wish more fashion insiders did red carpets... Wouldn't it be a kick to see all the magazine editors dressed to the nines instead of just judging everyone else's looks? Anyway, Nina Garcia knocked one out of the park in this Jean Paul Gaultier Couture sheath. Gorgeous.
Polka dot gown? LOVED IT!
Octavia Spencer has been choosing some great Tadashi Shoji gowns on the way to this red carpet and the designer worked incredibly well for her yet again. Gorgeous!
Yes, this dress was very busy - between the ruffles, the diamond bow broach, the tiers and the silhouette, there's a lot going on. But it suits her somehow. Well done!
When I saw this Giambattista Valli Haute Couture gown in December I knew it would make its way to the Oscars. Emma Stone has been embracing brilliant jewel tones lately with great success (remember the emerald Gucci suit?) and this frock did the trick yet again.
Rooney Mara looked head turning in her favorite designers of late, Givenchy. I like the uniqueness of this dress, yes there were other white dresses, but with her hair & makeup, the train and the intricate back of the gown, she was in her own category.
Stacy Keibler looked like she was auditioning for the role of the Oscar itself, but in the best possible way. Her Marchesa gown was flattering and fashion-forward, perfect for the Oscars red carpet.
Viola Davis was a vision in Vera Wang. This color is just breathtaking on her.
There were a lot of sweet, dreamy, pastely gowns that while gorgeous, tended to get lost in the melee. Rather than review them all individually, here are some of the prettier ones…
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My favorite looks? Emma Stone, Jessica Chastain and the two visions in white – Rooney Mara & Gwyenth Paltrow. I loved all of these looks for different reasons and couldn’t narrow it down any further if I had to. Emma brought the standout color, Jessica brought the drama and Rooney & Gwyneth both brough the unexpected – gowns that were unique, unusual, and totally head turning.
And don’t worry my loves, I’ll cover the Oscar tuxedos and afterparty dresses in my Looks of the Week post later on today.
Happy Fashion Monday!
February 27, 2012 | Categories: Fashion | Tags: 2012 Oscar Awards, Afterparty, Alexander McQueen, Armani Prive, Berenice Bejo, Black Halo, Custom Alexander McQueen, custom Badgley Mischka, Elie Saab, Elie Saab Couture, Ellie Kemper, Emma Stone, Emporio Armani, Fabsugar, Facebook, Giambattista Valli Haute Couture, Giorgio Armani, Givenchy Haute Couture, Gwyneth Paltrow, J. Mendel, Jack Guisso Couture, Jean Paul Gaultier Couture, Jessica Chastain, Kate Mara, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Mann, Louis Vuitton, Louise Roe, Marchesa, Marina Rinaldi, Melissa McCarthy, Michelle Williams, My Dress.My High Heels.My Style, natalie portman, Nina Garcia, Octavia Spencer, Oscar Afterparties, Penelope Ann Miller, Penelope Cruz, Pinterest, Red carpets, Roberto Cavalli, Rooney Mara, Rose Byrne, Social media, Stacy Keibler, Tadashi Shoji, The Stylist, Tom & Lorenzo: Fabulous & Opinionated, Tom Ford, Twitter, Vera Wang, Vintage Christian Dior, Viola Davis, Vivienne Westwood, Wendi McLendon-Covey | Leave a comment
As an avid supporter of moodboards and a longtime lover of visual inspiration, Pinterest really appealed to me for its capability to influence and motivate.
In case you’re not following me on Pinterest I wanted to share a few of the things that I’m loving and can’t live without right now. My boards are broken up into a few of my favorite categories:
Fashion shows, clothing, sketches, advertisements, editorials, red carpets, street style, accessories, bags, closets, blogs, jewelry…
Home decor, books & book shelves, furniture, floral arrangements, trunks & hat boxes, wet bars, closets, organizational tips, pillows & bedding, wallpaper…
Entrees, cocktails, breakfasts, snacks, desserts… Anything that looks good!
Places I love, things I’ve bought, clothes I wear, words I believe…
I Use, Therefore I am
Things I swear by, from protein powder to skin care products to perfume…
Pretty much anything that strikes my fancy…
So take a look and get to know some of the things that I love!
Would you like more recommendations on great moodboards to take a look at? Fashionista has you covered with their piece 10 Fashion Pinners You Should Be Following Right Now.
P.S. Am I the only one who hears all of this “pinning” talk and thinks of an adorable couple in an old black & white movie going steady…? 😉
February 9, 2012 | Categories: Fashion, Fitness, Food | Tags: accessories, Ads, advertisements, bags, blogs, books & book shelves, Braids, Chanel, Chanel No. 5, Chateau La Durantie, Closets, clothing, DKNY, Eat Live Run, editorials, Fashion Shows, Fashionista.com, Ferry Building, floral arrangements, flowers, furniture, Hippie, Home decor, Hungry Hungry Hippie, Jason Wu, jewelry, Kate Spade, La Mode, Late afternoon, Magazines, organizational tips, pillows & bedding, Pinning, Pinterest, Proenza Schouler, Rachel Wilkerson, Rachel Zoe, Red carpets, sketches, Sleeping masks, Street style, trunks & hat boxes, twiggy, wallpaper, wet bars, What I love | Leave a comment