Ahhh . . . Spring has barely sprung and my mind is already drifting off to the beaches. Maybe it's the influx of ruffles that's giving me sea legs, but I've been seeing a fair bit of coral in many home interior stores, shelter mags, and even flea markets. Substantial pieces fit for mantles are complemented with bits of the clown fish nooks that are more suited for accents on a bookcase. One thing is for shore (har har), whether they are blue tinted bowls, tall white candlesticks, or red embellished pillowcases, coral is ready to soak up the spotlight this sunny season. Do you have any decorative pieces of coral in your home?
With the economy in the toilet, many women are in saerch of an inexpensive way to be on-trend this season. Look no further than your local makeup counter! If you can't afford the it-bag of the season, adding a dash of the color coral to your makeup is an easy way to stay current. Here are Raging Rouge's coral picks for the season...
. . . would you put this set of four 1940s Faux Coral Branches ($8,750) in your home? Coral was very trendy about two years ago, but it still has a hold on some of you. So, I can see swooping these up. On the other hand, it's kind of a high price tag to spend on faux coral (they're made of wood). What do you say?
I love surprises. From the front, this Mara Hoffman Racer Back Top ($85, originally $121) looks basic, but the back tells a whole other story. The draped slit detail is sassy while the front is laid-back cool. Pull a Carrie Bradshaw by wearing a fun-colored bra and letting it play peek-a-boo in the back. It also comes in black, white, and lime green, so choose the one that pleases your taste.
Coral is a color we rarely spot on the red carpet, but both Lily Collins and Kristen Stewart made sure to change that. Lily first experimented with the tropical hue via her Herve Leger striped dress at New York Fashion Week in February. Then, Kristen donned the same dress to the LA premiere of Adventureland last night. Lily covered her legs with black opaque tights while Kristen kept hers bare. Both are babes, but who wore it better?
Here is a supreme example of how two completely different vibes can be achieved using the same dress. Zoe Kravitz first discovered this Matthew Williamson coral dress back in November, when she wore it to a benefit gala. Like always, she gave it her own unique twist by throwing on a colorful sequin shrug, orange clutch, and nude sandals. Eva Longoria took a more subtle route by wearing the coral dress with gold peep-toe platforms and small earrings. Whose look do you prefer — Zoe's layered one or Eva's pared down version?
Lenny Kravitz's daughter Zoe held her own at the Film Benefit Gala honoring director Baz Luhrmann. Never one to be boring, she walked the red carpet in a coral mini dress and a colorful sequin cardigan shrug. Doesn't her outfit resemble rainbow sorbet? Yum. Continuing the fun, she carried an unexpected orange clutch and finished the look off with nude sandals. Experimenting with colors is great, and it's nice to see Zoe tackling it so fearlessly.
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Shoulder love is getting even more love from moi. Check this out: Without the gathered sleeves, this Ella Moss Cassidy Minidress ($70, originally $178) would be an ordinary V-neck dress. Luckily the not-so-subtle ruching saves the day by lending a touch of high-fashion style. The coral color is lovely, but the dress also comes in black if you're looking for something more serious. Get in on the shoulder action while it's hot.
AmourAditi is having a coral Autumn in NYC. She is an advocate of layering, so she kept herself bundled with a camisole, blouse, and a sweater coat. The pinch of coral is super sweet and makes the outfit more interesting.
Here's what she has on:
- Sweater: Paul James
- Tank: French Connection
- Camisole: Go International for Target
- Jeans: Zara
- Boots: Chinese Laundry
- Bag: Botkier
- Necklace: Marc Jacobs
Congrats to AmourAditi!
Everyone else, submit your looks and I might feature you on FabSugar!
Bows can come off as really prim, but not if you have cool stripes to back them up. I instantly became smitten with this Vintage Pink Stripe Bow Blouse, size M-L, not for the bow, not for the stripes, but because of the combo. It's a match made in fashion heaven, really. Plus, the coral color packs a punch.
The current bidding price is at $9.99 and the auction ends on Sunday, Aug. 3. Good luck and happy bidding!