Dresses were having a major week — and the women who wore them didn't look half bad either! Blake Lively was a style standout in her lacy Marchesa look at a New York Van Cleef & Arpels bash, and hers was among the most subdued of the week's looks. Bright colors ruled the day for Claire Danes in Valentino, Julia Roberts in Proenza Schouler, and Kate Mara in J. Mendel. Click through to see the looks we loved on some very chic ladies.
Last night's August: Osage County premiere saw a strong case for primary colors. Leading ladies Julia Roberts and Abigail Breslin were both spotted in sleek, monochromatic dresses — Julia in deep blue and Abigail in berry red. Placing further emphasis on the bold hues was the choice, on both parts, to accessorize very lightly. Julia Roberts accented her Proenza Schouler cocktail dress with a green necklace by Wilfredo Rosad and a pair of blue Charlotte Olympia shoes, while Abigail Breslin chose a pearlescent box clutch and a pair of red chandelier earrings. But these two weren't the only ones on the red carpet — see who else we spotted, including one very surprising pant look, here.
Saldana chose a black dress with a ruffled peplum and a plunging neckline from Marni's Spring 2014 collection. Hudgens showed her fair share of skin, too, wearing a long-sleeved crop top sweater and floor-length skirt. Tell us whose look inspired you to break out of the boring black mold.
Are these two really related? That's what we had to wonder when Kate and Rooney Mara made last night's LA Her premiere a family affair.
Their blood relation was where the similarities ceased: Kate looked colorful in a botanical J. Mendel cocktail dress while Rooney kept it dramatic in a black Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci design. Making the ladies literally head-to-toe opposite, Kate opted for satin Charlotte Olympia sandals, while Rooney matched her ensemble with minimalist stilettos. Which look was more related to your personal style?
If Olivia Wilde wants to be a a hot mom, she's off to a good start. The actress, who's just beginning to show, revealed her progressing pregnancy on the red carpet at last night's Her premiere in LA. And if you're going to debut your bump, her body-conscious, bright blue embellished sheath by David Koma (who's just been named artistic director of Thierry Mugler) is a pretty fabulous way to do it — especially when you add a pair of Jacob & Co. diamond earrings, making her pregnancy glow even more radiant!
Taylor Swift first stepped onto the scene in 2006, exuding an undeniable innocence while belting out powerful ballads of happiness and heartbreak. After countless country-turned-pop hits, stunning editorials, and dazzling red carpet looks, it's clear her legions of fans — 37 million Twitter and 7.1 million Instagram followers — knew Taylor was destined to be a star from day one. With a penchant for sparkle and Old Hollywood sophistication, Swift's runway-worthy stature dominates the red carpet in floating ethereal gowns and glitzy party minis from top designers like Zuhair Murad, Elie Saab, and J. Mendel, just to name a few.
At only 24 — today is her birthday! — Taylor has already supplied us with enough eye candy to last a life time, but we know this cover girl has even more sartorial star power up her well-tailored sleeve. Join us as we celebrate her big day with a look at some of her most memorable red carpet looks throughout the years. I think it's safe to say we will forever and always be enchanted with Swift's high-octane glamour.
Miranda Kerr took a walk on the wild side Thursday night when she accompanied designer Roberto Cavalli to the opening of his Just Cavalli flagship store in New York's SoHo neighborhood. For the occasion, Kerr chose a gown that combines leopard print — one of Cavalli's favorite prints — with black fabric. She accented the dress with a black leather studded belt and a snakeskin clutch. Do you think this look works, or do these elements not play well together?
You don't have to wear sequins to get noticed during the holidays. That's a lesson Ashley Madekwe practices and preaches. The actress and style setter behind the blog Ring My Bell showed off a pretty perfect, if not low-key, party look in a leather jacket, t-shirt, and Bebe Gold Collection embellished miniskirt ($298). Note: those are studs, not sequins.
That's because the fashion-savvy Madekwe knows that if you want to be a standout, you've gotta separate yourself from the pack: "Move away from the sequins, everyone is going to be wearing them. I'm more about embellishments like chunky jewels, studs and nails." Call it the downtown girl's holiday look if you want; the effect is a bit edgier and so much more unexpected than the sequined party top or glittered mini. Add lace-up booties à la Madekwe, and the result has "style pro" written all over it.
Though we are currently in denial about tonight's midseason finale of Scandal, we know Olivia and company won't disappoint on the suspense or style front. This season was chock-full of political and personal drama, but our favorite fixers tackled their woes in style. From statement coats and structured suits to ladylike sets and designer accessories, Liv and company are bringing their A-game to the small screen — and proving polished separates aren't just for the boardroom. Each week, we are tracking down exact items worn by the most fierce and fashionable fixers on The Hill.
After last week's emotional roller coaster — mommy dearest is less than perfect (understatement of the year), Quinn is in a position to execute Command (who is now the good guy?), and Cyrus showed actual emotion (team James all the way) — we're not sure how much more our hearts can take. Before settling in for another seat-gripping evening, get a sneak peek of all the regal looks from tonight's episode.