Red is stunning on the red carpet, but so is black. The Oscars is a serious black-tie affair, after all. There are a million things that can be done with an LBD, but the right black gown on the right woman doesn't require many bells and whistles. Black is chic, classic, and dramatic — excellent characteristics for the red carpet. Beyonce isn't one of my usual red carpet picks, but no one can deny she looked fantastic in this Atelier Versace black-velvet gown at the 2005 Oscars. Behold: film noir . . .
Posts for February 22nd 2008
Many of us are reluctant to try out the Spring sheer trend. When I saw Amy Smart at the Reebok Takes You Around the World in One Night event last night in New York I remembered that polka dots on a sheer blouse convey the perfect sexy secretary look. Worn with jeans, it's laid-back and sophisticated; worn with a pencil skirt, it's a great date look. Amy's Sheer Silk Polka-Dot Top (on sale for $153, originally $235) is on sale and ready for the taking!
It's almost Oscars time, so you know what that means? Diamonds galore! Phillip Lim, Rodarte, Libertine, Jovovich-Hawk, and Alabama Chanin have all joined forces with the Diamond Information Center to celebrate Oscars fashions by creating one-of-a-kind red carpet looks incorporating diamond pieces.
All the gowns, including Rodarte's (left), are currently on display at the Chateau Marmont in LA — today is the last day — so if you're in the area, stop by and report!
If all this Oscar talk is getting you excited for Sunday be sure to tune in to the Sugar network's online Oscar party! Myself and Bella will be doing our always-fun love-it or hate-it polls and Team is hosting a live chat — stop on by!
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Katie Holmes (and Tom Cruise) supported their friends at the First Annual Essence Black Women in Hollywood luncheon. Yet again, Katie put her best foot forward in purple peep-toe Loubs and an Alexander McQueen dress, sans belt. I think the actress just solidified the purple-accessory craze in Hollywood!
25 Red Carpet Moments
Sure, the tear-shedding, Jesus-thanking, faux-humbling moment of collecting an Oscar statue is a milestone — but it will never hold a candle to the public's collective memory of the dress worn while doing so. Check out our gallery of the 25 most memorable moments in red carpet history.
- Carine Roitfeld: The anti-Anna — NY Magazine
- Fashion's fat cats get their claws out — Guardian UK
- The 'Made in Italy' label: Read the fine print — LA Times
- My life in fashion: Anya Hindmarch — Times UK
- Heavens! Has Marc Jacobs ripped off the Swedes?! — The Cut
- What's in Eva Longoria Parker's closet — CNN
- The Fug Girls: Our ANTM All-Star Dream Team — The Cut
- Uproar as model smiles in fashion ad — The Guardian (UK)
- Manolo Blahnik: The foot man — The Times (UK)
- Fantasy Oscars — Style.com
Ah, the transition between seasons. It's the only time you have your entire wardrobe to play with. It's not so hot that you can go out in a tank top, but it's not so cold where you need a jumbo parka. The key to dressing for this limbo period is layering. Think cardigans, beanies, dresses over sweaters . . . you catch my drift.
Now, you can build outfits by creating a list of clothing items. We have everything you need to build outfits, and you can use your Fab-Find bookmarks, too. This is an even better way to put together an entire outfit when you are completing your Fab-Finding missions.
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What a warrior Rachel Bilson is. She was recently spotted carrying the large version of Burberry's Medal Studs Warrior Bag ($3,195). I love that the brand is injecting edge into fashion, but it may have gone too far with this one. This bag looks like it would be a pain for little RBils to carry. Maybe it's better suited for someone taller, like Cameron Diaz when she carried Burberry's Knight studded bag. What do you all think?
Many types of florals blossomed on the Spring runways and it looks like people are easing their way into the trend with sweet florals. Frenchie Marion Cotillard has become a red carpet regular and I consider her a fine addition. She keeps mixing things up, as she did in this sweet Chloe frock. If rosebuds, baby's breath and tulips make you swoon, dig these picks.