This morning, I spent a total of six hours tweeting you every fashionable and entertaining moment of the Oscars – from red carpet to Best Picture. Though my brain is now mush, the Academy Awards had such an exceptional fashion showing that I had to share my best dressed list with you in time for the Western timezones’ morning blog check! Prominent trends were nude colouring, sparkles, burgundies and lilacs: see below. View Post
Hearing about Chintamani patchwork, Beukhara embroidered Ottoman jackets, and Moroccan Beni embroidered melton wool, only one name comes to mind – Oscar de la Renta. In my opinion, he is one of the only designers of Fall/Winter 2011 who took a theme and didn’t go textbook with it. Instead, he took Middle Eastern culture to a mod level. I wholeheartedly expect Natalie Portman to wear Oscar’s bewitching work to the Oscars. Is it time for a Big Fashion Word? De la Renta = pulchritudinous. See the top five looks below! View Post
Awards season fashion deserves a standing ovation this year. The 2011 SAG (Screen Actor’s Guild) Awards are usually a hotpot of missteps – a tradition stylist-ly avoided this year! One of my favourites? January Jones. This ornate number by Carolina Herrera has the most incredible cut and detail. WORK, Betty Draper.
After her Black Swan co-star Natalie Portman wore this exact palette on her Viktor & Rolf gown at the Golden Globes, we have Mila Kunis‘ version a la Alexander McQueen‘s 2011 resort collection. Cartier bracelet to top it off. Imagine a black carpet to see it at it’s best.
15-year-old True Grit star Hailee Steinfeld deserves a round of applause for picking the ugliest dress from Prada’s Spring/Summer 2011 collection, lengthening it, and killing it. How does she do it? The hot pink nails, Solange Azagury-Partridge lips ring and matching lipstick certainly help.
Dexter’s Julia Stiles looked the best I have ever seen her last night. Her Monique Lhuillier Pre-Fall 2011 navy and white ombre gown was the perfect level of eye-catching and was perfectly accessorized via vintage jewels and Jimmy Choo‘s “Mini Tube” clutch.
Because I love Tina Fey, I try to avoid looking at her red carpet ensembles. My theory is that she either a) gets drunk before dressing or b) has the world’s most hateful stylist. Things have finally changed – just look at her in this brilliant red column gown by Oscar de la Renta. Smashing.
Thanks to a Nylon magazine special-edition Zune was gifted to me about six years ago, I have had a daily reminder of the quasi fashion magazine. The magazine – like the mp3 player – is chic, quirky, and youthful. In fact, their Best Dressed List for 2010 runs along that same theme. The list is a good one, with the exception of Blake Lively who requires a stylist…stat. Let’s remember, Nylon, good individual items do not qualify an entity into the best dressed list.
We can all smell the Oscar for Black Swan already. Natalie Portman transformed audience’s minds from voyeurs to participants. This said, January Vogue‘s portrayal of her in “Spreading Her Wings” might be dangerously literal in respect to ballet photography. You can’t deny the simplistic beauty from the pairing of photographer Peter Lindbergh and stylist Tonne Goodman either way. View Post