Nina Dobrev
The 2011 Emmy Awards had one of the most peculiar red carpets I have seen in a long time. With an abundance of way-too-heavy makeup and way-too-bland dresses, a lot of the fashion was forgettable. So who did it right? These ladies!

Right at the start, we saw Nina Dobrev turn up in a stunning red Donna Karan Resort 2012 gown. Super glossy hair and a choker-style, silver Neil Lane necklace were all she needed to complete her look.
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Zac Posen SS12
Anyone call for red carpet glamour? New York, apparently, as Zac Posen recently returned from his two season stint in Paris. All it took was a second’s glimpse at his Spring/Summer 2012 collection to have the City That Never Sleeps welcome him back with expertly toned arms.

Anyone with an aversion to hourglass shapes and corsets…it is time to jump ship. Posen can give Coco Rocha mega hips, elongate and flare like the best of them, and charm the Spanx onto any woman. He knows how to work a woman’s body. As always, much of the inspiration was from Old Hollywood, and the most impressive pieces were the – strapless, ombre, bustier, tulle, halter, satin, etc – gowns. I’m sure this post will be linked a lot during awards season.

On top of the voluptuous drama, the accessories were also a treat. Charlotte Olympia provided the complimentary footwear (in black, gold, nude and silver with a silver heel), Elizabeth Cole jewellery provided the ‘cherries on top’, Judith Leiber provided clutches, and sunglasses were provided by Illesteva. I wish runways would install shopping cart software. View Post

Billboard Music Awards Taylor Swift
As soon as Cannes wraps, we have yet another (entirely different) ‘red carpet‘ to break down: last night’s 2011 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas. Six ladies really stood out for me.

First, Taylor Swift in a luminous, embellished nude Elie Saab gown and Lorraine Schwartz jewels. Practically perfect in every way.
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Erin Fetherston NYFW Runway
Erin Fetherston employed some great accessories for her New York Fashion Week show; straw hats by Eugenia Kim, brown leather heels with gold hardware by Aldo, crystal encrusted starfish and shell-shaped clutches by Judith Leiber, and lots of outfit-perfect jewelry by Yazbukey.

It was super reflective of my personal style, with billowing poet sleeve blouses tucked into sharply tailored shorts and trousers, and a respectable attention to details with great additions like rose-colored silk underlays. The best piece? A lemongrass-hued short suit worn with a light yellow top. Baby, I like it. View Post