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Best Dressed 2012!

31 Dec

Another year has come and gone and fashion’s elite have made their mark, some great and some not so great!  Celebrities and socialites have paraded their ensembles for us to swoon over and have sent us to the mall on numerous occasions trying to replicate what we’ve seen.  At the end of the year, I usually can narrow it down to my top 5 fashion crushes, not this time…..  This year  7 fashionistas are deserving of this honor!

What does it take to make my best dressed list?  Being original, confident, fashion forward and rockin’ your own style throughout every season and looking great while doing it!

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Alexa Chung

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Jennifer Lawrence

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Olivia Palermo

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Jennifer Lopez

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Ashley Madekwe

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Blake Lively

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Solange Knowles

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American Music Awards Best Dressed

19 Nov

Sunday’s American Music Awards took place in Tinsel Town and the red carpet looks echoed the GLITZ factor one would expect at such an A list event!  There was no shortage of beadwork, embellishments and serious sparkle.  Here are some of my favorite looks of the night!

Taylor swift in gold Zuhair Murad.

Gwen Stefani in Balmain.

Kelly Rowlamd in a mosaic print Naeem Khan.


Carrie Underwood in a purple Abed Mahfouz.

Heidi Klum in gold Alexander Vauthier mini dress.

Stacy Keibler in a beaded Collette Dinnigan mini dress.


Fashion’s Night Out!

6 Sep

Tonight is Fashion’s Night Out!!!!  This worldwide fashion party is going to be bigger and better that last years events.  It is NOT TOO LATE to plan your evening. Click here to see events in your area.

Berry Pretty Crimson Kiss

4 Sep

I am so excited to wear bold lip colors this Fall.  I wear lip color year round but I usually stick to nudes, peaches, corals and pinks in the warmer months. Every September I incorporate my wine hued favorites and shop for any new ones that spark my interest. I literally discovered these Wet n wild shades from a friend three days ago and I’m hooked! In this particular post I will focus on my favorite 5 reds. A crimson kiss looks great on all skin tones and works  any time of day or night.  With this bold lip I do go light on my eye makeup during the day  to keep a nice balance and I save the “crazy” eye for the evening i.e.. heavy on the shadow and or eyeliner etc.

My favorite 5.

Red can be scary at first but just try it on at the makeup counter, they will always let you sample some (make sure they shave the top layer off first, they are used to this request)

New to the whole red lip look? Start with a sheer coverage like the Givenchy,  it’s slightly pearlescent and lightly tints the lips.

Want to dive right into the red?  Then the other 4 choices below are for you.  They are true to tube color providing pigment rich intense color payoff, yes even the dollar ones are amazing! I promise!

Givenchy Rouge Interdit in Raspberry Shine ($30)

Wet n wild Silk Finish in  Cherry Frost 514A (99¢) Also available at drug stores.

Wet n wild SilkFinish in Just Garnet 552A (99¢)

NYC Ultra Moist Lipwear in Retro Red (99¢) Also available at drug stores.

MAC Satin Lipcolor in Rebel ($15)


Fair skin…

Medium skin…

Inspiration……. from cherry red to deep bordeoux…….these colors look great on everyone!



Where are you going to rock your red?????????

Venice Film Festival Fashion

30 Aug

The 69th Venice Film Festival kicked off it’s opening ceremonies yesterday with loads of fashion moments.  The festival runs from August 29 until September 8 and the looks are amazing thus far!!!!!  Here are some of my favorite on and off of the red carpet.


Casual cute!



A closer look at Laeticia Casta in that beautiful white embroidered Valentino dress and white Gianvito Rossi pumps.

Casta also wore a black floral Dolce & Gabanna dress with electric blue Sergio Rossi pumps.


Naomi Watts wore a lovely layered lace design by Marchesa, stunning.

Kasia Smutniak wore a belted  Valentino Resort  floral printed maxi complete with white collar and cuffs.

Smutniak also wore a gorgeous red floor length Armani Privé gown with a deep V back.

Kate Hudson wore an asymmetrical nude Atelier Versace gown, with Swarovski crystal embelleshment.


Hudson also wore a sleek and simple white Gucci Resort suit.

Fall Preview: My Favorite Fall Trends

9 Aug

I couldn’t be more excited about Fall,  it’s my favorite time of year for fashion and I feel like I’m able to really dive into my wardrobe.  I love coats, boots, rich colors, texture, layering, bold accessories, you name it!  Every year I look forward to the upcoming season,  some years are better than others and this year is GREAT!!!!!  I am so excited to shop these amazing looks and even more excited to wear them.  As you know I do not believe in “fashion rules” and I feel like sometimes trends are exactly that; a trend, while other trends last far into the next season and stay in your closet for years (those are my favorite kind).  I also know that certain trends are not for everyone, with that being said I will only be discussing trends that I love in this post!  If you have money to blow, splurge a little but by no means do you need a Fat bank account to be styling’ this Fall.  Let’s get to the fashion!!!!!!!

My Top 5 Fall Trends!

Greens: from emerald to olive anything goes.

1. Green military inspired jacket($56) available at Lulu’s. 2.Express color block dress($69.90) available at Express. 3. Colorblock dress($22.80) available at Forever21.

4.Pleated dress($138) 5. Rachel Zoe pine jacket($495) 6. Leather moto jacket($298) all available at Nordstrom.

Leather leg: leather or pleather will work for this edgy look.

7. Theory pants($835) available at Saks. 8.Moto pants faux leather($88) available at Nastygal. 9. Catherine Malandrino brown pant($895) available at Saks. 10. Ankle zip faux leather pant($24.80) available at Forever21.

Berry bags: Any bag in a wine colored hue will do.

11. Gucci bag($2,800) 12. Alexander McQueen long box clutch($2,295) 13. Bottega Veneta shoulder bag($2,250) 14. Marc by Marc Jacobs cross body bag($458) all available at Saks.

15. Satchel($65) available at Nastygal. 16. Faux croc bowler($26.80) available at Forever21. 17. Small studded cross body bag($19.99) available at Target.

Printed denim: geo prints to animal prints and everything in between. Skinny cut is flattering on most body types.

18. Alice & Olivia printed jeans($198) available at Saks. 19.Leopard jeans($29.80) available at Forever21. 20. Snakeprint jeans($22.99) available at Target.

21.Teal leopard jeans($52) 22. Paige Denim Green printed jeans($189) both available at Nordstrom.


Navy: Think of it as the new neutral. Quite slimming as well.

23. Tory Burch Reva flats($235) 24. sequined crop jacket($330) both available at Saks.

25. Versace leather dress($2,975)available at Neiman Marcus 26. High neck dress($24.90) available at Forever21.

27.Kimono jacket with sequin trim($32.36)  28. Dress with lace detail($59.61) both available at Asos.

Anna Wintour to put Lady Gaga on Fall Cover

17 Jun

Rumor has it Anna Wintour is putting Lady Gaga on the most coveted cover in all of fashion, Vogue‘s September issue!  Is it true??????  Sounds like a dream

shoot to me!  Last time Gaga graced the March 2011 Vogue cover, it was the second best-selling issue that year. I think she’ll get the #1 spot this time.

2012 MTV Movie Awards Red Carpet

3 Jun

Some  looks from tonight’s MTV Movie Awards in L.A.

My favorite look of the night is Jessica Biel in a white knit mini dress from Chanel’s 2012 Spring collection! Loved her color blocked Barbara Bui heels and her hair, the blunt bangs look great on her, and the understated makeup was perfect!

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Met Ball Looks

8 May

Celebrities, musicians and fashion insiders put on their very best and cascaded down the red carpet in the name of fashion Last night. Here are some looks from 2012 Met Ball Gala!

WHCD Red Carpet!

28 Apr

WOWZERS! I am more than impressed with the red carpet looks at tonight’s 98th Annual White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner. The festivities took place at the Washington Hilton in Washington, DC.  I don’t know if people got serious because the President was in the room , but whatever happened I love it!  Here are some of my favorite looks.