Thanks to her Gravity promotional duties, we've been treated to plenty of stunning looks from the ever-gorgeous Sandra Bullock lately. And she's been on quite a fashion roll. In Tokyo, Sandra offered two very different looks: a modern red Roland Mouret sheath and a feminine floral-embellished cocktail dress. But before that, Bullock chose looks from Stella McCartney, J. Mendel, Narciso Rodriguez, and more. You don't want to miss Sandra's shining red carpet moments, so head right on in.
"I'm flashing back to when I first met Narciso at Calvin [Klein] in the early '90s, and we used to joke that every season we had to come up new ways to do nothing," said makeup artist Dick Page of the look at Narciso Rodriguez's Spring 2014 show. To achieve a no-makeup facade, Page mixed multiple mediums. For cheeks, he created a custom shade with Shiseido Lacquer Rouge in Metalrose and Hellebore (launching this Spring). He also blended out the eyeliner with moisturizer and diluted brown mascara with clear gel to achieve a more transparent feeling.
The hair was meant to mimic a second-day blowout with very little curl or wave. Lead hairstylist Paul Hanlon finished it with Moroccanoil Treatment Light (from $17) to give a piecey feel (but not grunge). Deborah Lippmann used only one coat of Pretty Young Thing Nail Color ($17) for a subtle hue, followed by a matte topcoat to take away any prettiness.
Narciso Rodriguez is bringing sexy back for Spring 2014. With sharply cut miniskirts and skorts paired with cropped tops, it was a more skin-baring approach from the designer. But, as always, it's in the details for the designer. Draped backs added drama to dresses, while the texture of embellished tops resembled the surface of a full moon. Front row fan and good pal of the designer Jessica Alba oohed and ahed her way through the show, and we can't say we blame her. Sexy, sharply cut and utterly wearable — what isn't there to like?
Could it be that planning a wedding put Narciso Rodriguez in the spirit when creating his latest collection? The designer, who tied the knot in black and white this past Saturday, applies the same palette to his sleek resort collection. Accordingly, many of the pieces in the 10-look collection — particularly a peekaboo pantsuit and striped gown — could be at home at the chicest of nuptials. Linear, monochromatic, sheer, and printed, the collection serves as a reminder of why ebony and ivory are such an elegant evening pairing.
The perfect plus-one for these wedding-worthy designs? Flawlessly cool accessories! Narciso's streamlined aesthetic looks fresh and irresistible in the form of angular clutches and pointy-toe shoes (at every heel height).
When Narciso Rodriguez and ad executive Thomas Tolan said "I do" this Saturday at New York's Gramercy Park Hotel, Jessica Alba snapped into action. Proving she's not only a stunning wedding guest, but also a stellar Instagrammer, Jessica — who joined other celebrity attendees, including Jessica Seinfeld and Brazilian actress Sonia Braga — documented the glamorous evening affair from her phone. As could be expected from the designer to the stars, Narciso, 53, looked positively dapper in his crisp black suit and calla lily boutonniere. Complementing the dashing groom, Thomas donned a slim white ensemble and guests kept to the minimalist tone with Jessica opting for a slinky dress and sleek tresses. Adding Twitter to her official list of duties, Jessica tweeted her congratulations to the newlyweds.
See more of her photos, here.
The fragrance industry sees so many new launches every season with plenty of bottles being discontinued, so celebrating the 10th anniversary of Narciso Rodriguez For Her ($25-$104) is a big deal. As a longtime fan of this soft, sensual scent, it's easy to forget just how much this was a pioneering fragrance back in 2003. From it's black opaque bottle to the key note of musk, by description it sounds like men's cologne, but the designer himself was keen on pushing forward with all of his unconventional ideas for his first-ever women's perfume. His original vision paid off, and it has garnered quite the cult following. The blend of musks mixed with floral notes like orange blossom, osmanthus, and rose make this a warm, feminine scent that is sure to stand the test of time.
Jessica Alba turned up the heat not once, but twice on the leopard-print carpet at the 2013 Spike TV Guys Choice Awards over the weekend. The actress first donned a hot yellow Versace mini, then a more ladylike two-toned Narciso Rodriguez sheath dress. Watch on and let us know which you prefer in the comments below. On Allison: Pixie Market.
Narciso Rodriguez is known for his minimalist approach, and Fall 2013 delivered just what his loyal clients love. Slim cigarette pants, architectural tunics, and flattering dresses displayed his mastery with colorblocking, intricate pattern piecing, and origami-esque folds. Rodriguez injected bold color among his beloved black and white, with bright orange, goldenrod, and teal, adding pops within the daywear. His foray into accessories continues successfully with exaggerated cap-toe pumps and structured leather clutches — perfect accents to his clothing designs. Front-row mother-daughter duo Jada Pinkett Smith and Willow Smith added extra star power to the proceedings.