If the role of Winter princess was up for grabs, we're pretty sure Taylor Swift would have nabbed it. The country star already perfected gold at this past weekend's American Music Awards, and now she's moved on to shimmery white and silver. The long Reem Acra Spring 2014 gown she selected for the Winter Whites Gala, held at Kensington Palace in London, had a small ruffle on the side and an embellished bodice that rested off her shoulders. She finished off the look with simple accessories, including a Jenny Packham clutch and Rene Caovilla heels. It just might be the epitome of Winter glamour, but is it lacking something for you? Vote below!
Here comes the bride, all dressed in pink? When Vera Wang sent a bouquet of petal, peony, rose, and even coral down the runway, we sat up and took notice. And she wasn't alone. For Fall 2014, bridal designers definitely thought outside the box with innovative shapes, unexpected embellishments, and provocative hemlines. Read on to see what we mean!
Dubbing her collection "Going Global," there was a keen awareness of the changing needs of brides at Reem Acra's Fall 2014 show. Addressing the "busy, high-tech schedule, which keeps them constantly on the move," the 24-piece lineup was cleverly fit for destination brides.
That influence was felt everywhere from focused silhouettes — which veered away from Acra's always-showstopping voluminous ballgowns — pretty layering pieces for unpredictable climates, and all those feathers! Referencing the intricate offerings' global inspiration, plumed details could be found everywhere from headpieces to wristwraps and were as exotic as many modern weddings' untraditional locals.
To celebrate the premiere of Romeo and Juliet, leading lady Hailee Stenfeld stepped onto the red carpet in a modified patchwork dress by Prabal Gurung, which was embellished with Swarovski crystals. While Hailee chose an edgier route with her mixed-media (and multicolored!) off-the-shoulder dress, Taylor Swift turned up in a ladylike a-line dress by Reem Acra made of iridescent floral fabric. While the two actresses decided to go understated with their footwear — Hailee opting for black ankle-strap heels by Brian Atwood and Taylor choosing bronze slingback heels — the personalities of their ensembles couldn't have been more different.
When your wardrobe requires more gala-ready gowns than street style separates, you likely rely on Reem Acra to keep you well dressed. For her Spring 2014 collection, the Lebanese-born designer — known for her beadwork and embroidery — provided disco-ready dresses with '70s-era glamour and more than a touch of gold lamé, red suede, and classic houndstooth. We're certain one of these standout looks will catch the attention of her A-list clientele, which includes Jennifer Lopez and Halle Berry. Halle, please reserve the platinum silk georgette plunging column dress now.
There was no shortage of dramatic hair backstage at Reem Acra's Spring 2014 show, where the look was straight out of Saturday Night Fever. "Reem wanted something dramatic to go with the clothes," Didier Malige, lead stylist for René Furterer, said. The unique curls were created by wrapping sections of hair around a straight pin and then flat-ironing each section. The corkscrews were then brushed out and fluffed, creating a cotton-candy confection of a style.
Makeup focused on dewy rose golds and shimmering metallics, while the nails, by OPI, were swathed in You Callin' Me a Lyre, a metallic, neutral pink from the NYC Ballet collection. And since the show was held at Lincoln Center, this was more than appropriate.
Wallflowers need not apply for the Reem Acra Resort 2014 collection. Made for a confident woman, this collection is filled with sharp sheaths, decadent gowns, and plenty of lace and embellishment. The palette has plenty of black and white (a continuing theme for the season), along with pale nudes, bold primary colors, and even a dabble into jewel tones.
The emphasis is at the waist with slim belts on trim dresses, fit and flares, and red carpet-worthy ballgowns that nip into Scarlett O'Hara waistlines. Flashes of sheer illusion netting add plenty of sex appeal to cocktail and black-tie styles. Click through to see the full Reem Acra 2014 Resort Collection.
The bridal trends for Spring 2014 leave room to try something a bit different. While gorgeous white gowns and traditional strapless silhouettes certainly made their customary appearance, it wasn't all run of the mill. Vera Wang surprised with black-and-white looks, finished with dramatic black opera-length gloves. Oscar de la Renta dipped into the color wheel for a true "something blue," Reem Acra turned out cocktail minis topped with veiled umbrellas, and Carolina Herrera debuted a sexier kind of wedding-day ensemble (think deep V-front necklines). For inspiration aplenty — and a closer look at what exactly the Spring '14 bridal forecast means for your own wedding-dress search — click on.
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Whether you're a bridesmaid or a bride looking for dress ideas for your bridal party, look no further than these famous faces. Be your wedding black-tie, set in a casual garden, or beachside, these red-carpet moments will — no doubt — speak to you. What's more, the gowns certainly don't skimp on spotlight-worthy details, such as rich colors, exquisite fabrics, and dramatic silhouettes. Click on to see standout gowns worn by everyone from Kate Hudson to Solange Knowles for further wedding-fueled inspiration.
As the Star Trek Into Darkness promo tour unfolds, we're privy to double the leading-lady glamour, all thanks to Zoe Saldana and Alice Eve. Zoe's latest ensemble — a floral-printed Antonio Berardi suit in a black and white palette — is far less fancy than her red-carpet styles, but just as impressive. Before that, at the Mexico City premiere, Zoe stunned in a white Elie Saab jumpsuit, while Alice took a darker approach in her sheer Gucci LBD. Before that, both starlets stunned all over Europe in a mix of Vionnet, Calvin Klein, Balmain, Reem Acra, and Emilio Pucci. To stay caught up on it all, keep clicking.
— Additional reporting by Melody Nazarian