Posts for September 26th 2008
Gwyneth Paltrow is one of the few women who has the ability to make bright colors look as chic as black. Perhaps it's because she knows how to balance her loud hues with moody accessories. Soak in the actress's latest look in Milan. She continues her stylish streak in a vivid orange pleated Derek Lam dress, patent black slingback sandals, and a black patent Tod's bag.
Given the soft details — the ruffles and the pleats — you would expect the color of the dress to be peach or dusty rose. Instead, it comes at you in an unexpectedly bold way. My favorite detail is the off-center ruffles; they do a good job of making the girly trend less obnoxious. This look makes a big statement but maintains an air of seriousness. I say, if you're going to go color, go bright like Gwyn.
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Cardigan obsession right here — especially J. Crew ones. I know what you're thinking: Cardigans are so prim and proper. Au contraire. They are excellent layering tools and there are more ways to cinch one than simply buttoning (try buttoning in the back or doing an old-school tie knot in the front). You don't want to know how many gray cardigans I have — my go-to for travel and lazy Sundays — so I'm thinking I need some punchy colors for the shorter days and colder nights. Call it cardi therapy. This J.Crew Crystal-button colorblock cardigan ($118) outshines the rest. The "silver honey" color is, in fact, punchy and the crystal buttons deliver my daily does of bling. Take note from SJP and pair this with my purple funky booties.
Rachel Bilson: Maid of Honor and Bridesmaid Dress Designer Having Rachel Bilson as your maid of honor comes with some very fashionable perks. The fashionista joined forces with long-time friend and designer Brian Reyes to create four one-of-a-kind silk georgette and chiffon bridesmaid gowns in a soft range of greens for the wedding of her best friend Jill Stonerick.Comments
Perry is the perfect example of a modern pinup girl. Most of you weren't feeling her VMA's look so let's give the songstress a chance to redeem herself. Here she is looking sexy and sweet in a retro-inspired ensemble. From the fitted striped top to her polka dot skirt, this outfit screams vintage babe.
Looking like a modern pinup doesn't come with strict guidelines. Just remember to keep the top of your ensemble structured and the bottom flared — to create the perfect womanly silhouette. Pair with some cute heels, red lipstick, and a confident, flirty attitude. Remember, it's all about the details.
If London is know for its quirk then Milan is known for its steam. While some designers also specialize in tailoring (Armani, Dolce & Gabbana) and eclecticism (Marni, Prada), sex appeal oozes off almost every Milan runway. Let's just say it's in the Italian blood; even when they aren't trying to be sexy, they produce some titillating looks. Whether you're an overtly sexy lady or purely experimental, Milan is your fashion capital.