A white and gold pairing makes for a crisp, clean, and striking combination, as Taraji P. Henson proves at the Emmys. Taraji's sequined Blumarine dress features mesh cutouts and gold embossing, and she reflects the latter detailing by choosing a metallic shadow to match. Sparkly accessories by Fred Leighton and Judith Leiber give her look extra glamour while an elegant, to-the-side coiffure makes her stand out amongst the traditional updos we're used to seeing on the red carpet. Does Taraji get a gold star for her efforts?Vote on all of our Emmys polls here!
Sarah Jessica Parker was on hand for the unveiling of Halston’s Spring 2011 collection last night (and modeling it head-to-toe) and while we loved her red-hot look, it was her necklace we couldn’t take our eyes off of! Parker complemented her jersey dress with a white jade necklace with precious and vintage-painted wood beads from Lori Goldstein for Fred Leighton. The necklace is part of a 25-piece collection that the super-stylist designed for Fred Leighton. The collaboration, which debuted on Fashion’s Night Out, features one-of-a-kind bead necklaces comprised of faceted diamonds, Tahitian pearls, vintage glass, sapphires, hand-painted Czechoslovak wooden beads and a Victorian crystal heart. The line ranges from $3,500 to $25,000 and is the fine jeweler’s first-ever collaboration.
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>> Stylist Lori Goldstein Designs Beaded Jewelry for Fred Leighton —For the first time ever, Fred Leighton has opened its archives to an outside collaboration. The lucky lady who gets the entree? Stylist Lori Goldstein, who started an affordable clothing and accessories line, called LOGO, for QVC last year and frequently does work for Vogue Italia and W. Fred Leighton's creative director, Rebecca Selva, who's collaborated with Goldstein on numerous ad campaigns in the past, apparently just handed over a big bag of beads for Goldstein to work with. The result is a bright, bead-focused 25-piece collection, which retails from $3,500 to $25,000 and features faceted diamonds, Tahitian pearls, vintage glass, sapphires, hand-painted Czechoslovak wooden beads, and a Victorian crystal heart. [NY Times]
Kate Hudson promotes glamour and sex appeal in a nude Stella McCartney gown. The cut is sultry, and the cascading beading provides slight shine. Gorgeous Fred Leighton jewels and chunky nude platforms round things off. Too much, too little, or just right?Vote on all of my Costume Institute Gala polls here!
Jayma Mays from Glee struck a pose in a strapless black and white architectural confection by Badgley Mischka. Notice how the structured bodice lends a streamlined feel, while the abstract swirls on the bottom inject fun. For adornments, the actress chose Fred Leighton jewels and a matching black satin clutch. Are you feeling it?
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Cutie Carey Mulligan just stepped onto the red carpet in a long strapless Nina Ricci navy gown. But navy wasn't her only color of choice — notice the black ruffle detail on the bottom half. A simple but dazzling rhinestone headband and diamond earrings by Fred Leighton finish off her ensemble. What do you think?Vote on all of my Golden Globe Awards polls here!
The always-glamorous Taraji P. Henson graced the Oscar red carpet tonight in a cream mermaid gown by Roberto Cavalli, accessorized with a gorgeous Fred Leighton 19th-century necklace and a Mary Norton clutch. She looks beautiful and classic. What do you think?
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Red carpet, red gown — how fitting. Claire Danes showed up in a red Nina Ricci gown with a deep V bodice and sheer cap sleeves. The asymmetrical detail keeps it from being just another red dress. Jeweler Fred Leighton dipped the actress in a gold bracelet and earrings. Are you digging this lady in red?
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