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Get The Look: Lily Collins’ Hairstyle at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party
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Mandy Moore in Cushnie et Ochs | “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon”
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Gwen Stefani in KAUFMANFRANCO | “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”
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Review: Deborah Lippmann 'Fantastical' Collection

Review: Deborah Lippmann ‘Fantastical’ Holiday 2014 Collection

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When you think of a holiday nail lacquer collection you probably visualize red, green, silver, gold and white, and all the ways you can turn that into glitter, metallics, and shimmers. Now, I'm the first gal to get excited over that color palette but Deborah Lippmann has, as they say, 'been there, done that' ...and that's why I'm super excited that she let her imagination run wild with her not-so-traditionally-festive new Holiday/Winter 2014 Fantastical Collection. The exotic line features a whimsical array of colors in vibrant lime green, shimmering burnt orange, electric pink, celestial blue, a moon-changing teal, and a sparkling black to take you on a magical ride. I was practically vibrating with excitement when I saw a preview of these colors so, needless to say, I was thrilled to be able to test run a few shades that I'm about to share with you. So.... let's get to it!
Review: Deborah Lippmann 'New York Marquee' Collection

Review: Deborah Lippmann ‘New York Marquee’ Fall 2014 Collection

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Take an alternative approach to your autumn wardrobe by spicing up your manicure with jewel-tone chrome thanks to the brand new Deborah Lippmann New York Marquee Fall 2014 Collection. Deborah tips her hat to 'the city that never sleeps' this season with what she calls: an ode to Art Deco, from Bowery to Broadway. This exciting, opulent, and beautiful line--which offers complete coverage that's chip-free, is made up of 6 luxe chrome colors in pewter, gold, blush, magenta, indigo ink and a soft teal. Because I'm such a 'Broadway baby', I had a blast testing out each shade---and admiring my fingernails with zero shame each time. I've always been a fan of the easy application of Deborah's polishes, and it doesn't hurt that she never fails at creating a unique shade of colors that are almost always universally flattering. I'm sure after reading my review, you'll find yourself grabbing this collection to celebrate a few exciting NYC nights of your own this fall.

Review: OPI x Gwen Stefani Holiday 2014 Collection – Rollin’ In Cashmere Trio

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Welcome to the third and final installment of my review of the OPI x Gwen Stefani Holiday 2014 Collection. This time around I focused on the Rollin' In Cashmere trio pack, which includes a soft opulent gold, a fun iridescent hex glitter reminiscent of a snow globe, and a whimsical multi-glitter made up of darker tones. Rollin' In Cashmere is one of two trios features with the holiday collab. You can check out my review of the Unfrost My Heart Trio as well as my test-run of the 12 Cremes and Shimmers also featured in the collection.

Review: OPI x Gwen Stefani Holiday 2014 Collection – Unfrost My Heart Trio

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Welcome to Part II of my OPI x Gwen Stefani Holiday 2014 Collection review! I wanted to breakdown the review to highlight the special trio packaging of a few select shades from the collab, which includes the chromatic Unfrost My Heart collection. This frosty line features an electrifying silver and two glitters packed with flakes of black, silver and white. If you missed my review of the 12 Cremes and Shimmers from the collection, make sure you backtrack to check those out before heading over to Part III: Rollin' In Cashmere Trio.
Review: OPI x Gwen Stefani Holiday 2014 Collection - Cremes & Shimmers

Review: OPI x Gwen Stefani Holiday 2014 Collection – Cremes & Shimmers

Product Review

After completely falling in love with the collaboration between OPI and Gwen Stefani earlier this year, I was beyond excited to know that the team had a holiday collection in the works. It's no secret that anything Gwen touches turns to fabulous, so imagine the stylish possibilities when her touch is complete with an OPI lacquered manicure. "During the holiday season, women adopt a more glamorous beauty look," explains Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Co-Founder & Brand Ambassador. With the launch of the bold and luxurious collection comes 18 limited edition nail lacquers inspired the edgy-yet-sophisticated style of the No Doubt singer/songwriter, L.A.M.B. designer and "The Voice" coach. Amongst the line you'll find a wide assortments of rich jewel-tone cremes and shimmers as well as glittery confections and chrome accents that were offered in cute holiday trio packs (which I separated into different posts highlight, check out the Unfrost My Heart Trio: Review and the Rollin' In Cashmere Trio: Review). At first glance, despite the hearts I had in my eyes, I didn't fail to notice that there was only one green in the collection and zero blue. I was a bit torn on how I felt about that, but it didn't diminish my excitement to test out of the collection, which I was able to do when OPI sent the shades my way. I hope you enjoy my review.
Review: OPI Nordic Fall/Winter 2014 Collection

Review: OPI ‘Nordic’ Fall/Winter 2014 Collection

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I can always count on OPI to bring a delicious assortment of rich and brilliant hued colors to help celebrate one of the most beautiful seasons. Last year we were taken on a cool trip to San Francisco but, this time around, the iconic nail polish brand wants you to 'set your sights on the Northern Lights' with the OPI Nordic Fall/Winter 2015 Collection. Inspired by the countries of Northern Europe, this 12 polish line features 2 shimmery shades, 9 cremes and 1 glittery stand-out. I really enjoyed playing with this collection because a lot of the colors were quite obviously suited for the autumnal months whereas a few of them were traditional summer favorites that were muted for a nice transition through seasons. Read on to find out my verdict on each one...
Review: Essie 'Dress To Kilt' Collection

Review: Essie ‘Dress To Kilt’ Fall 2014 Collection

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Autumn is my favorite time of year; for the slight chill in the air, for the food, for Pumpkin Spice lattes, for fashion, and--of course, for nail polish. Not only do I love the colors and the spirit of the season, but I always feel like polish looks the best on my nails during this time of year, but maybe that's due to the lack of a tan changing my natural tone or skin bitten from the harsh winter weather. This year Essie has increased my eagerness for fall with their ultra-chic new "Dress To Kilt" Collection. This gorgeous line includes 6 lush cremes in vibrant shades of seasonal favorites, includes a soft taupe, two leafy greens, a sophisticated royal cobalt, a yummy chocolate, and a siren red that's honored with the namesake of the collection. I was totally psyched when the cool team over at Essie sent me these six beauties to try out so that I could share my thoughts with all of you. I hope you take the time to enjoy my review before you rundontwalk to your nearest beauty supply store to stock up on a few bottles for yourself!
2014 Primetime Emmy Awards - WISH LIST

2014 Primetime Emmy Awards – WISH LIST

This year the Primetime Emmys are coming a month early, which means we won't have to wait until September to see the biggest names on television hit the red carpet in the season's hottest looks. Here's a taste of some of the latest dresses from the runway that I hope to see on Emmy night this Sunday, August 25th. I can't wait to see what the night brings, and I hope you'll follow along with me on Twitter (@TheFashionCourt) all night for the star-studded arrivals. I will be live-tweeting as well as posting recaps of the fashion and beauty here on TheFashionCourt.com. You can also find Emmy style on Pinterest.com/TheFashionCourt and Facebook.com/TheFashionCourt!
Note: None of these dresses are confirmed as looks the stars will be wearing at the ceremony, they're simply my personal "wishes" of what I'd like to see on the red carpet.
Review: China Glaze 'The Giver' Collection

Review: China Glaze ‘The Giver’ Collection

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China Glaze teamed up with "The Giver" to celebrate the summer release of the social science fiction film, based off the early 1990s novel by Lois Lowry. Set in the year 2048, the dystopian story focuses on a community stripped of their memories. To keep in theme with the story and colors of the film, the polish collection features 10 cremes and 2 glitters that balance each other out with cool and warm tones. Ranging from pale mint green and ballet pink to vibrant brick red and purple, the line is reawakened with a shimmering bronze that actually looks like glittering gravel on your nails. I was attracted to the line at first glance, so I was thrilled to received the collection from China Glaze to share my review with all of you. Read on to find out, what I think, are the most stand-out colors.
2014 MTV Video Music Awards - WISH LIST

2014 MTV Video Music Awards – WISH LIST

Many moonmen will be given out this weekend when the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards returns to California with a star-studded show filled with the top performers in music. While the VMAs may be all about the hottest styles in music, the red carpet will be about the winning fashion moments. For my wish list this year, I selected a group of ladies set to attend who are either nominated, presenting or performing. This is one of my favorite wish lists to do because the style possibilities are endless! I invite you to follow me on the big night (Saturday, August 24th) on Twitter [ @TheFashionCourt ] as I ID the celebrity style all night long from red carpet start to VMA finish! Remember to check back here at TheFashionCourt.com for recaps, fashion details, and verdicts. You can also find VMA style on Pinterest.com/TheFashionCourt and Facebook.com/TheFashionCourt!
Note: None of these dresses are confirmed as looks the stars will be wearing at the ceremony, they're simply my personal "wishes" of what I'd like to see on the red carpet.
Review: OPI 'Neon' Summer 2014 Collection

Review: OPI ‘Neon’ Summer 2014 Collection

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I love brightening up my manicure after saying "see ya" to snow-packed days, and this year OPI is giving me a juicy dose of brightly hued perfection with their brand new Summer 2014 NEON Collection! For the first time, the iconic nail polish brand is releasing their beloved neon beauties in full sized bottles and, to add to that excitement, they're also being added as permanent fixtures to their line of polishes. For this year's line, OPI has treated us to 6 punchy shades of purple, green, yellow, orange, pink and coral---along with a white to wear beneath each color to enhance the hue while also protecting the nail. For my review I used two sets of three colors for displaying purposes but, they ended up looking so funky together that it actually gave me some inspiration for summer nail art. While I start working on my next neon mani, read on to find out more about OPI's latest.
2014 Cannes Film Festival – WISH LIST

2014 Cannes Film Festival – WISH LIST | Part 2

Welcome to PART 2 of my Cannes 2014 Wish List! As I mentioned in PART 1, there were way too many celebs I included this year, and I figured breaking it up would make it easier read without a heavy image load and endless scrolling. The first half covered some of the premieres for the first week of the 67th Cannes Film Festival while this will focus on three movies debuting in the last week, including: "Maps to the Stars", "Lost River", and "Clouds of Sils Maria". You can follow along with me on Twitter [ @TheFashionCourt ] as I ID the celebrity style at Cannes for the next two weeks, and check back here at TheFashionCourt.com for all the photocall and premiere fashion recaps.
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