Fresh off the heels of her sultry Interview editorial, Freida Pinto is back in the spotlight at the Rise of the Planet of the Apes premiere in LA. For her red carpet appearance, the actress opted to wear an asymmetrical bright jade dress by Juan Carlos Obando and nude Brian Atwood heels. For extra pizazz, Freida accessorized in neon earrings and matching bracelets from Tom Binns. Check out her effortless and unique look from every angle.
>> Wednesday evening, Vera Wang moved almost all of the furniture out of her vast Park Avenue apartment to toast this year's 26 new CFDA inductees. “It may not be as big as Donna Karan’s loft, but I can fit you all in,” Wang said of her duplex, which she estimated was hosting 300 guests. Tommy Hilfiger and wife Dee Ocleppo were impressed, however — The Cut caught them exclaiming: “It's amazing. The kitchen is sick. Our kitchen is like, a tenth of that size. That's like a restaurant kitchen.”
The new members include: Waris Ahluwalia — who said of the honor, “I feel like I almost should put this on my passport as my fashion visa. It's nice to make this baby official!", Steven Alan, Lisa Axelson of Ann Taylor, Lubov Azria, Shane Baum of Baumvision, Vicki Beamon and Karen Erickson of Erickson Beamon, George Esquivel, Robert Geller, Gary Graham, Ulrich Grimm of Calvin Klein, Sang A Im-Propp, Anthony Keegan of Commonwealth Utilities, Adam Kimmel, Nikki Kule of Kule, Kimberly McDonald, Rebecca Minkoff, Bibhu Mohapatra, Juan Carlos Obando, Monique Péan, Monica Rich Kosann, Pamella Roland, Robert Rodriguez, L'Wren Scott, Shelly Steffee, and Sophie Theallet, who just moved into a new office space.
Los Angeles-based, Columbian-born designer Juan Carlos Obando presented a collection of ten resort looks this week to international buyers and press. The resort line, which will sell exclusively at Barneys in the U.S., consists of “pieces that together look very formal, but taken apart can be much more casual,” explained Obando. Building on his theme of distressed, worked-over fabrics (we especially loved the dirt-covered, dust bowl fabrications from his spring 2010 collection), Obando's luxe fabrics are treated with dyes, sanding, and washing. The resort collection has the kind of transformative powers one needs to see in pieces priced $900 to $3,100.
From the runways onto department and drugstore shelves, I'm sure we'll see lots of fresh new makeup options and application techniques go full circle come March. Last month in New York, we saw six very wearable trends emerge, from peach lips to bold eyeliner to heavy-handed under-the-eye liners. But throughout the course of New York Fashion Week and other Spring 2010 shows, including Paris, London, and Milan, there were other looks that won't quite make the transition. Take this sequin forehead heart-shaped applique, for instance — straight from the Ungaro show in Paris, for which Lindsay Lohan acted as artistic adviser. While I appreciate each and every designer's artistic flair, some looks just won't translate to real life. See what I mean now.
Juan Carlos Obando loves a well-themed fashion show, and for his spring 2010 collection it seems the California-bsed designer was inspired by all things American West.
Models traversed studio four at Milk to the music from "The Magnificent Seven," looking like each had taken a roll down a dusty hillside before making her exit. True to form, Obando showed multiple variations of his theme — in this case smudged peplum jackets paired with slit-to-there skirts, waxed trousers, and a stunning knee length coat in rich eggplant.
Obando's new frontier continued in a second section of beautifully pleated dresses with ombre color palettes in terra cotta earth tones and vibrant midnight and turquoise blues.
He's given his girl more freedom this spring, as the collection is less ladylike more versatile than in season's past. Although the dirt stains won't appear on the clothing in stores this spring (it was only makeup), we quite liked the look of Manolo Blahnik's muddy pink suede stiletto.
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You all know Marisa stunned me in her icy gray Versace on the Oscars red carpet. Way to work it. But I have to say her Juan Carlos Obando colorblock dress at the Vanity Fair afterparty was also stunning, in a sizzling way. The black, turquoise, and camel color combo is awesome, and the slinky cut is super hot. I can't decide — which is more Fab?!
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