Gwen Stefani puts her rocker spin on red — we spotted the No Doubt singer sporting red not once, but twice this week. First, she tried a pair of bold red pants, which she toned down for day with neutral basics. She then spiced up an all-black number with a colorblock coat. Watch for all the outfit details, then let us know which look you like best. On Allison McNamara: Loft top, H&M necklace, Forever 21 skirt. Hair and makeup by Kasia Bohos.
Red and leopard have been worn together before, but the way Dita Von Teese paired them at the Cartier Queen's Cup Polo event in England is the most sophisticated version we've ever seen. She started with a red, fitted square-neck Roland Mouret dress, then upped her look by accessorizing with a leopard clutch and matching leopard pumps. Bordeaux leather gloves and metal-rimmed cat-eye sunglasses were also part of her outdoor ensemble. To re-create Dita's look for your next night out, wear a similar square-neck red dress, like this red pencil dress from Asos ($141), then go wild with a leopard clutch and leopard pumps. Gloves are optional but be sure to throw on cat-eye shades for a retro-chic feel.
Red leather was one of the hottest looks we saw on the Fall 2012 runways, with designers like Tory Burch, Alexander Wang, and Tommy Hilfiger offering up everything from Peter Pan collared dresses to sleek gloves in this luxe and sexy color. While red leather may sound intimidating, it's actually looking sophisticated and totally wearable. Watch our trend report now to get the scoop on one of New York Fashion Week's biggest trends. On Allison: top, H&M.
I have to admit that red isn't a color I usually gravitate toward when it comes to decorating, unless I'm using it in small doses. Yet after sifting through pages of crimson-colored interiors, I'm realizing how surprisingly versatile the color can be. Depending on the shade of red, the colors it is layered with, and the style of the room, the color can shift from classic and regal to subdued and almost calming. So while we celebrate the day of love, take a tour to see if your perception of this passionate color changes with each room it touches.
With Valentine's Day just eight days away, let the prepping begin! Instead of standing in front of your closet scratching your head on what to wear, why not look to five red-hot celeb ensembles? Whether you're going on a full-on fancy affair or something a bit more low-key, here are five looks from Emma Roberts, Elizabeth Banks, Emmy Rossum, Kate Bosworth, and Mischa Barton that will definitely get your love's heart racing.
Wearing a sexy red dress is one thing: you're looking to make a statement. Working some red into everyday wear is a slightly more daunting task — how do you balance the boldness of the color in a way that isn't overwhelming? We've spotted the color in a variety of easy-to-wear outfits from some very chic stars and took some notes. What if we wore red every day? If we follow these looks, we imagine it would be a pretty cute week. Click our slideshow to learn how they did it, and how you can too.
Few colors have the same impact — it reads romance, power, and demands attention — it's why we're drawn to red. And, it appears we're not alone; the hot hue has quite the celebrity following. Diane Kruger, Ashley Greene, and Mila Kunis are among the many who've slipped on a red dress or scarlet-hued heel for maximum impact on the red carpet. Of course, there are so many ways to spin it: Diane goes Grecian, Ashley, sophisticated, and Mila Kunis straight-up sexy. The options are limitless, and the celebrity examples, many. Click through to get inspired by all the ways to wear the fiery color.
>> Color rules were made to be broken. Nothing looks fresher right now than a juicy pairing of red and pink — in any incarnation. Whether it's the high-contrast Giambattista Valli number Emma Stone sported last week in New York, or the wispy gowns on offer from Preen for Resort 2012, this unexpected color combo has been popping up everywhere. Click through for a bit of red-on-pink runway inspiration, and continue on to shop this Summer-perfect look, now.
Prabal Gurung Fall 2011 photo by Greg Kessler
The new table works beautifully in our apartment. I love the way it reflects light and doesn't take up visual space in our 840 square feet of living space. When the sun sets and the western light comes in, everything glistens!
Have you been doing any decorating lately? Be sure to share photos of your own tablescapes in the Lovely Little Vignettes group!
I recently redid my bathroom. Unfortunately I don't have any before pictures. Not enough foresight. It used to be a calming and boring shade of misty green. As I'm sure you've already guessed, it's been entirely made over with a vibrant shade of red! I love it. The old shower doors, which were getting stained and discolored in uncleanable areas, were ripped out and a delightful curtain replaced it. I added fun new knick-knacks and chose new wall decor and new bath mats. Still haven't replaced the towels however. Eventually they will match the bathroom. My favorite item however is the eye-chart. I created it using photoshop and had it printed through Zazzle and then created my own matte and framed it. The guys of the house had a fun time trying to figure out what it said (it hangs above the loo). The space is very awkward to shoot pictures in.
Check out all of the photos of the newly painted and decorated bathroom!