Archive for December, 2011

2011 Style Verdicts: Red Carpet Moments – The Innocent

2011 Style Verdicts: Red Carpet Moments - The InnocentEvery year there are many dresses that are beautiful, tons that are talked about, and a lot that get mixed reviews. It took a lot of nail biting to narrow down the top 15 that really stood out to me over the last year, but I think I picked some pretty ladies in beautiful gowns that got the red carpet treatment they deserved.

Jane Fonda in Emilio Pucci | 2011 Cannes Film FestivalPhoto: Zimbio
15. Jane Fonda in Emilio Pucci
I’ll kick this list off with Jane Fonda in this long-sleeve Emilio Pucci ivory dress at the Cannes Film Festival back in May. Someone needs to direct me to the fountain of youth and fitness that Jane is drinking from because she looks more amazing every year. This dress was originally seen with cutout details, but Jane added some modesty by filling in the gaps with lace. It was a fabulous fitting on her and just an all-around great moment. | continue reading..

2011 Style Verdicts: Red Carpet Moments – The Guilty

2011 Style Verdicts: Red Carpet Moments - The GuiltySometimes it’s easier to pick out what I didn’t like on the red carpet rather than what I loved. It seems as though more stars commit fashion crimes than not. I think I could have made it up to fifty with the amount of unlawful styles that occurred in 2011. Here’s the final fifteen…

Jennifer Lopez in Gucci | 2011 MET GalaPhoto: Zimbio
15. Jennifer Lopez in Gucci
The pink overload that Jennifer Lopez had going on in head-to-toe Gucci at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala this year was just too much for me to look at. She’s fierce, we all know that — and she could definitely work a look from this collection — this just wasn’t her look. I appreciate that you can get away with more at this particular event than you can pretty much anywhere else, but I was really hoping for more from her. Thankfully her style was nearly flawless the rest of 2011. | continue reading..

2011 Style Verdicts: Best Dressed Blushing Brides

2011 Style Verdicts: Best Dressed Blushing Brides

2011 was a huge year of wedding bliss! Among the many stars and royals celebrating their nuptials were Reese Witherspoon, Kate Moss, Kim Kardashian, Lily Aldridge, Miranda Lambert, Lily Allen, Anja Rubik, Abbey Clancy, Sofia Coppolla, Molly Sims, Charlene Wittstock, Princess Sophie of Isenburg, and of course Kate Middleton.

Kate Middleton in ALEXANDER McQUEENPhotos: Zimbio
It was tough to narrow it down, but I think we could all agree that Kate Middleton‘s custom designed Alexander McQueen gown by Sarah Burton was a clear winner. Millions stayed up at bizarre hours just to watch the royal nuptials between the now Duchess of Cambrige and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge. | continue reading..

2011 Style Verdicts: Red Carpet Moments – Male Suspects

2011 Style Verdicts: Red Carpet Moments - Male SuspectsIt isn’t always about the dresses or the shoes when it comes to looking your best on the red carpet — it’s also not always about the ladies. I’m constantly gushing about my love of menswear — and thanks to the following fellas — I got my fill of some great red carpet suits and well-groomed men this year.

 

Douglas BoothPhotos: Zimbio
10. Douglas Booth
Model, and upcoming star of the “Romeo and Juliet” movie, Douglas Booth was a favorite of mine this year. He’s always been slightly on my radar, but he really caught my eye when he attended the EvianVIP Suite at Wimbledon this past summer brightening up black jeans and a white tee with a pinstripe bright kelly green blazer. I love a man in color.

He played it a bit neutral later on for the Burberry Prorsum Spring/Summer 2012 fashion show in London. He, once again, wore black jeans and a low neck white tee –but, this time he dressed it up with a nice textured tan blazer cuffed to show off the white pinstripe interior detail. I love his choice of footwear! The brown and beige in his lace-ups made it all worthwhile. | continue reading..

2011 Style Verdicts: Best Dressed Red Carpet Correspondents

2011 Style Verdicts: Best Dressed Red Carpet CorrespondentsAward show night isn’t always about the movies, music, or actors the ceremonies are celebrating — it’s also about the red carpet wardrobe moments! It’s hard enough getting ready for the big night when all eyes are on you, but now imagine being surrounded by a swarm of A-listers that you’re preparing to interview every sixty seconds while still looking your very best. These red carpet correspondents prove that they can compete with the best of them from the silver screen and stage when it comes to a little something called “glamor”.

 

Guiliana Rancic in Julia Clancy | 68th Annual Golden Globe AwardsGuiliana Rancic | Photo: Zimbio
5. Giuliana Rancic in Julia Clancy
E!’s Giuliana Rancic has had a difficult end of 2011 as she has been fighting breast cancer, but at the beginning of the year she was all smiles on the red carpet at the Golden Globe Awards. She looked stunning in a black strapless floor-length dress with a intricate pleated bodice designed by Julia Clancy.

Giuliana finished off her look with lighter additions including pale pink stone drop earrings with lacquered nails and a glossy lip to match! Her hair was styled high in a teased up-do with swept bangs that were slightly curled at the end.

I’m sending out best wishes for a better year for Giuliana and her family! Can’t wait to see her on the carpet again soon. | continue reading..

Erica Dasher in Contrarian NY | “Good Morning America”

Erica Dasher in Contrarian NY | 'Good Morning America'Photos: Boutique To You; (below) Ruthie Davis
With the premiere of her new ABC Family television series “Jane by Design” less than a week away, it looks like Erica Dasher spent the last days of 2011 in New York City when she was in town yesterday morning to appear on “Good Morning America”.

The brunette actress sat down for an interview wearing a holiday red zipped front off-the-shoulder “Olivia” dress by Contrarian New York. I love the vibrant color against her alabaster skin and the way her dark full curled locks just fall over the tip of the neckline. This was a very pretty look on her, and she arrived in style when she layered on her dark burgundy tweed knee-length tweed coat. She had an added boost of color with her bold orange patent cross-body bag. | continue reading..

Ashley Greene in Giambattista Valli, L’Agence, Chanel & Jeunesse | “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1″ Press Junkets

Ashley Greene in Giambattista Valli | 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1' Paris Press JunketPhotos: Allocine via YouTube; Style.com
It’s been a little while since the “Twilight” cast wrapped their global promotional tour for “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1″ — but it’s never too late to talk about their promo style. One of its stars, Ashley Greene, was one busiest bees during the press tour. I bet she wished for the vampire speed and the ability to stay energized as she jet-setted all over the world..

While promoting in Paris during late October, Ashley was spotted wearing a sleeveless version of this graphic tweed dress from the Resort 2012 collection by Giambattista Valli. It would have been great to see a full body shot of her in this to get a look at the fit; this was probably a great dress for her because I like what I see so far. Then again, it could have been all downhill when  it came to the shoes. I guess we’ll never know. | continue reading..

Ashley Greene in L’Wren Scott, DKNY, La Fee Verte & Veda | “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1″ Concert Tour

Ashley Greene in L'Wren Scott | 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1' Concert Tour - AtlantaPhotos: Zimbio; Style.com
Ashley Greene made her rounds across the country when she attended various stops on “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1″ concert tour in a variety of stylish looks. Ashley listened to music from artists on the soundtrack of the film, answered fan questions during the Q&A sessions, and played with a wardrobe mixture of pretty casual and cocktail attire.

Some of my favorite looks consisted of skinny jeans and fun tops! | continue reading..

Nikki Reed in Dolce & Gabbana, A.L.C. & Twenty8Twelve | “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1″ Press Junkets

Nikki Reed in Dolce & Gabbana, A.L.C. & Twenty8Twelve | 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1' Press JunketsNikki Reed & Jackson Rathbone at a BREAKING DAWN - PART 1 fan event in Rome, Italy. | Photo: TIM
It was back-to-back press for “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1″ during October and November — which included a lot of red carpet events and even more interviews. For a “Breaking Dawn” fan event in Rome, Nikki Reed joined her co-star Jackson Rathbone on the red carpet wearing a short white floral lace dress by Dolce&Gabbana.

The dress was cute, but not one of my favorite looks Nikki wore during the tour. The bow at the neck only further makes me think this girly look belonged on some much younger, such as Elle Fanning or Hailee Steinfeld.

There weren’t any full body shots from this event, but I can only hope that Nikki rocked a fun, bold shoe with this. | continue reading..

Jennifer Nettles in Stella McCartney & Roland Mouret | 2011 Kennedy Center Honors Gala Dinner

Jennifer Nettles in Stella McCartney & Roland Mouret | 34th Kennedy Center HonorsPhotos: CBS; Bergdorf Goodman
Jennifer Nettles of the Country music duo Sugarland brought the house down with her performance at the 2011 Kennedy Center Honors Gala Dinner earlier this month. I’m always captivated by her performances — her voice is ridiculous. Another thing I love about her is her consistent stylish wardrobe!

I’ve seen this sequined jumpsuit by Stella McCartney previously in black on Gwen Stefani and in gold on Iman, but I’ve yet to love it as much as I do in this stunning taupe shade on Jennifer.

Due to the lighter color beneath and black chiffon overlay, the sequin illusion of paint splatters really popped on the plunging v-neck jumpsuit. Her curly bob haircut was both pretty and completely non-distracting from the neckline and structured shoulders. | continue reading..