Selena Gomez has been showing off her sexier side for some time now — remember her Brian Atwood cutout boots? — and now she's bringing it to the stage, too. While performing on Good Morning America most recently, the singer rocked a midriff-baring Hervé Léger by Max Azria sweater with edgy black leather Diane Von Furstenberg drawstring pants and lace-up booties. Is she taking a page out of Miley Cyrus's crop-top book? That or Selena also just wants to show off her toned body and have a little fashion fun (why not?). Take a good look at Selena's latest performance outfit, and then cast your vote!
Taking us beyond the label's bandage dress, Max Azria delivered his signature sexy with rich equestrian details and a new sense of strength for Fall. For every curve-conscious silhouette, the strapped bodices and gladiator-inspired footwear counter with militant, almost dominatrix-feeling toughness. If it takes a confident woman to pull off Léger's more typical body-con wear, for this season's offerings — complete with leather harnesses and fur detailing — only the fiercest of fashion enthusiasts need apply.
- Trends: Fetish, harnesses, leather, fur.
- Colors: Black, white, nude, burgundy.
- Key Piece: The white maxi paired with the fur-trimmed black leather harness.
- Accessories: Slick mirrored clutches, gladiator-style knee-high boots with shin guards, open-toe ankle boots.
- Who Would Wear It: Hervé's fans; the risk-taker with a taste for sexier fare.
>> The leather harnesses that made an occasional appearance in the Hervé Léger Pre-Fall collection were out in full force for Fall 2012. They came in nearly every incarnation — brown, black, metallic, corset-like, or full-torso — and adorned nearly every look. They added an element of toughness to the line's ubiquitous bandage dresses, which, this season, came patterned in geometric panels, emblazoned with crystals, or spliced with intricate prints. Also adding toughness: strict leather vests, jet-black fur, and laser-cut fabrics.
For Spring 2012, Max Azria showed his signature body-conscious silhouettes, this time re-imagined with textural intrigue and gorgeous tribal accents. Each model hit the runway in her curve-hugging, metallic-foil confection like a soldier — complete with militant-inspired gladiator boots to hint at something tougher, more fierce. While the bandage dress dominated, new textures — weaving, braiding, and fringe — gave way to something more tribal-inspired than Young Hollywood. Striking gold ribbing, metal quills, beads, and jacquard and basket weaving on black, nude, gold, silver tones countered leg-baring slits and cutouts, balancing strength with sex appeal in every look.
Herve Leger's models marched down the runway in signature bandage dresses, but just in case you thought those weren't badass enough, now there's leather and metal hardware to contend with. Show notes likened the heavy metal detail to an "inimitable suit of armor," and indeed the women looked like warriors with their slicked-back, long hair that wasn't unlike a chic mullet. The palette was neutral, sticking mostly to black, beige, nude, and white, and there was one interesting houndstooth print. Now to armor: there were plates of leather studs, gold and silver chains, and thick gold rectangular buckle chains. These weren't loosely hanging, as that would contradict the point of a Herve Leger dress. It was all bonded to the bandage dresses, some with cutouts, making for a futuristic vision of female warriors. To hear our one-on-one interview with the designers and look at their runway video, check out FabSugarTV.
- Trends: Hardware, warrior chic, metal, leather details.
- Colors: Black, cream, beige, nude.
- Key Looks: Nude with gold hardware was a strong combination; a cropped tan hair calf jacket.
- Accessories: Sandals and boots with hardware.
- Who Would Wear It: Tough sexpots; celebs like Kim Kardashian will eat this up.
Eclipse maniacs rejoice — the highly anticipated flick is out today. But before you run off to catch it, check out Kristen Stewart's sexy Eclipse style. Let's face it, the girl would rather be in jeans and sneakers, but the photo calls and premieres have called for something dressier. And good thing because Kristen looks smashing in minidresses. From Prabal Gurung to Versace to Herve Leger by Max Azria, the actress has proven she's got mega pizazz when she tries.