Dita Von Teese may be the queen of vintage glamour, but she had some serious competition at last night's Van Cleef & Arpels Cocktail Party in New York, when Blake Lively also tried out a look that harked back to the past. Both stars started out with '40s-style hair and red lipstick and took advantage of the many Van Cleef & Arpels diamonds on offer, but that's where the similarities ended. While Dita chose a shimmering cream, silver, and blue brocade gown by Carolina Herrera with a plunging neckline and 3/4-length sleeves, Blake opted for a black lace slip dress. Her Marchesa creation featured pale pastel floral thread-work embroidery and Chantilly lace cutouts, stopping at the calf to show off her strappy sandals. Both women gave us a master class in how to put a vintage spin on modern designs, but whose look do you love the most?
The piece: Topshop Poppy Jacquard Midi Skirt
The price: $220
Why we want it: Sure, you could head to work in your pencil skirt and button-down, then head home and throw on jeans and a party top and head out to cocktails — or you could just cut out the middleman. That's where this skirt comes in. With black tights, pumps, and a polished white button-down up top, it might be office appropriate, but after hours, it also says, "I came to party" — and how many skirts in your closet can you say that about?
See How Bloggers and Fellow Shoppers Are Gifting on a Shoestring — and Show Us Your Favorite Picks Under $20
It’s easy to get caught up in the generous spirit of the season, but that doesn’t mean you need to start the New Year in the poorhouse. The secret to great gifting is heart and soul, not dollars and cents — so think about who you’re buying for, get creative, and have fun!
For this week’s holiday shopping mission, we’re inviting readers and bloggers to hit their local T.J.Maxx, Marshalls, or HomeGoods stores in search of the best holiday gifts for under $20. Challenge yourself to stretch every cent by scouting out a creatively affordable gift combo, like a colorful cookie jar with biscottis and specialty tea hidden inside or a spa lover’s basket containing a soap, lotion, and candle. With something for everyone on your list at up to 60 percent off department store prices every single day, these stores are your one-stop resource for gifts that are low on price but high on creativity and style.
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Hello, angels! With the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show airing tonight, two of our favorites — Adriana Lima and Karlie Kloss — were out last night showcasing two party-perfect looks for anyone seeking to infuse their holiday wardrobe with serious sex appeal. Adriana embodied the lady in red with a strapless lace dress and a pair of studded red stilettos. Karlie stayed angelic in a structured white dress by KaufmanFranco, accessorized with a pair of drop earrings and metallic heels. Which take on holiday dressing would you rather wear?
The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show airs on tonight on CBS, and we're counting down the seconds until all the sexiness on the runway. Our favorite Angels will be out in full force, like Alessandra Ambrosio, Adriana Lima, and Candice Swanepoel, who's wearing the coveted Fantasy Bra! So we've rounded up the sexiest moments in Victoria's Secret show history to get you excited for this year; take a look.
On Allison: Mango vest, Equipment top
Evangeline Lilly stole the show on Monday night at the Berlin premiere of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. The actress chose a black gown from Alberta Ferretti's Fall 2013 collection, which features lace sleeves and tiers of tulle that cascade down the skirt.
The dress might sound serious, but Lilly looked like she was having a blast — and when you're posing on a red carpet that features a gigantic dragon, how could you not?