Sunday, October 30, 2011

WTF? What's The Fashion? Side-Ruched Dresses

A side-ruched dress is a stylish staple in any lady's closet. It's a sexy spin to an original dress. Worn in neutral hues are stunning for the fall but they can also be worn in other shades for a sure-fire fashionable look. Dress to impress in a frock with this gathering detail on one side of the hip, down the side of the leg or up on the side of the bust, the side-ruching is sure to give your look a "je ne sais quoi" mysterious feel to it. Add a perfect pair of heels and a touch of the right accessories for the right look that's clean and classic. For a sassy take on the trend add a little pop of color if wearing your side-ruched dress in nude or black. Add length to your sleeves for a conservative and sophisticated look that can be from office hours to after-hours. Or combine two popular, on-going trends right now by getting your side-ruched dress in a velvet fabric à la Vanessa Hudges.

Celebs Seen on the Scene Show Their Sexy Side!

Vanessa Hudgens, Lea Michele

Vanessa Hudgens (Alexander Wang), Lea Michele and Renèe Zellweger (Carolina Herrera)

Have a Safe and Spooky Halloween!

From the Runway Worn Your Way

Wildfire Dress  
YIGAL AZROUEL~ Wildfire Side-Ruched Dress

Violet Silk Draped Dress Yellow Silk Draped Dress  
THAKOON~ Silk Side-Ruched Draped Dress in Violet and Yellow

Adele Love Dress 
BLACK HALO~ Adele Side-Ruched Love Dress

Gorgeous Guava Dress

Slinky Draped Dress
LAILA HAZHAR~ Slinky Side-Ruched Draped Dress

Silk Sensation Dress
CHRISTIAN COTA~ Silk Sensation Side-Ruched Dress


Thursday, October 27, 2011

WTF? What's The Fashion? Leopard Legwear

Stars like Miley Cyrus, Hilary Duff and Rebecca Minkoff just to name a few have been spotted in spotted skinnys as part of their everyday casual street style. With this type of print always seen in neutral tones, it was no surprise to see them in the ever-essential jean. The key to wearing successfully and to feel comfortably in these strong animal patterns is to keep the rest of the outfit sedate. But instead of wearing your traditional tops in black, grays, browns, creams and reds transition into your fall/winter wardrobe with gem tones such as cobalts, teals, purples, fuchsias and emeralds in of course solids, not graphics. Pull on a pair of leopard skinnys with a pair of black ankle boots and a black leather jacket for a stylish shopping day in the city. Leopard leggings can be a fun way to update your classic ensembles and add heat to your wardrobe as the temperatures continue to drop. Give them a try and you'll see why they're one of the most interesting  and fascinating of the fall 2011 trends in fashion.

Celebs Seen on the Scene in Style SPOT-lighted!

Nicky Hilton, Mandy Moore, Katie Holmes

Nicky Hilton, Mandy Moore and Katie Holmes (all wearing Current/Elliott)

From Shopping Malls to Street Styles

Adriano Goldschmied The Legging Ankle in Leopard Black

Amanda Seyfried was spotted in Aldriano Goldschmied The Legging Ankle.

Current Elliott The Stiletto in Camel Leopard

See Ms. Hilary Duff stalking . . . err cycling the streets in the Current Elliott The Stiletto Camel Leopard.

Current Elliott The Stiletto in Gray Leopard

Hot Mama, Sarah Jessica Parker seen with her cub in this gray leopard from The Current Elliott Collection.

Current Elliott The Stiletto in Gray Leopard

This jean with its skinny fit and tonal color is understated, especially with a pop of red color from Isla Fisher's red pumps.

Current Elliott The Stiletto in Camel Leopard

Danielle Lineker marking her territory in street style!

Their Take on the Trend

Current Elliott The Stiletto in Gray LeopardCurrent Elliott The Stiletto in Camel Leopard

Leapin' Leopards! The Current Elliott Collection has created a style staple, in gray and neutral leopard that's fashion forward, yet super understated in its skinny fit and tonal color.

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Monday, October 24, 2011

WTF? What's The Fashion? Caped Dresses

There is no need to suffer from the cold to keep from sacrificing style while wearing a caped dress. While this dramatically draped ensemble maybe an avant garde look to some and an oddity to many, this style is actually quite perfect for the chillier days ahead when you are attending those events that call for a little something extraordinary. Yes, it is understood that Halloween is right around the corner, but a quaint and simple look in basic black will allow you to play with your accessories while not trying to have you look like your favorite childhood super hero. For a trendy and edgy take on such a dramatic looking trend, opt for hot-hued colors or keep it chic and sophisticated with softer neutral tones with color-blocking details. I'm not expecting you to walk out onto the streets resembling SJP, but as you can clearly see, caped dresses can be absolutely elegant and are practically perfect for a special occasion. This look should definitely be experimented with if you are looking for a new trend to try when you want to rock your frock!

Celebs Seen on the Scene in Cascading Elegance!

Sarah Jessica Parker, Katy Perry, Hailee Steinfeld, Kendall Jenner

Sarah Jessica Parker (Giambattista Valli), Katy Perry (Giambattista Valli), Hailee Steinfeld (Maje) and Kendall Jenner (Richard Nicoll)

From the Designer to the Inspired

Giambattista Valli Paris Couture

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

WTF? What's The Fashion? Spiked Necklaces

Collar necklaces have definitely been the talk of the town lately. From bejeweled chokers to structured neck-plates, the much edgier version are rocked on the celebrities that you see below. Against bare skin, these spiked necklaces are sure to make a sharp impact on fashion with a strapless ensemble like mama Alba has daringly done. But for a touch of rule-breaking style to a traditional outfit, a high-neckline will help narrow the focus more on the necklace like Kim. Make sure that when you are wearing your spiked stunner to have it stand out against a hued background that doesn't match the accessory; not like the way Kelly has done where you can barely see it. Don't be afraid to add a matching bracelet and a studded hardware tote bag.

Celebs Seen on the Scene Making a Point!

Jessica Alba, Kelly Osbourne, Kim Kardashian

Jessica Alba, Kelly Osbourne and Kim Kardashian (Erick Beamon)

A Style Accessorized

Other Spike-Inspired Accessories found at The Beauty Boudoir

Monday, October 17, 2011

WTF? What's The Fashion? Sweater Tops

Yeah the weather is cooling down, but that doesn't mean that you can't go out and have fun or leave yourself vulnerable to a cold while out for a night on the town. Take your sweater out of your office wardrobe and incorporate it into your party-wear with these few easy styling tips:
Tip #1: Pull this trend off with knits that are fitted and cropped.
Tip #2: Pick your sweater in a solid color so it acts more like a top.
Tip #3: Pair your layer with cute shorts or a flirty skirt and hot heels.
Tip #4: Place underneath your sweater a tank or tee with sequins and sparkles.
Tip #5: Play up the sweater in pops of color to really show you're the life of the party.
Jordin and Fergie do it well while Whitney may look quaint and cozy she actually looks boxy and weighed down with a multi-colored, patterned sweater, wide-leg pants and chunky platforms on the red carpet. It's all about proportions people!

Celebs Seen on the Scene Jazz Up the Sweater Top!

Jordin Sparks, Fergie, Whitney Port

Jordin Sparks, Fergie and Whitney Port (Mike Gonzalez)

From the Catalogue to the Closet


Saturday, October 15, 2011

WTF? What's The Fashion? Rust-Colored Leather

It's no surprise that the primary color that the leaves turn into for autumn that has inspired gorgeous and rich creations from designers like Tibi would be this dark, deep burnt-orangish color. Rust is in for the season and no I'm talking about the rust that builds up on metal after water damage, I'm talking about the color. Leather turns to rust colors just like the leaves do for fall. With this warm shade brought into leather, rust colors are a traditional and still a popular trend but a practical one as well. Naturally, when wearing rust you will gravitate towards lighter colors. Pairing rust with darker tones like black and charcoal will give your look a more sad and gloomy effect. Prints like leopard will work wonders with this color. In short, leather pieces in rust is a must for fall! 

Celebs Seen on the Scene in one of Autumn's Top Shades!

Evan Rachel Wood, Sophia Bush, Olivia Palermo, Corinne Bailey Rae

Evan Rachel Wood (Gucci), Sophia Bush (Tibi), Olivia Palermo (Tibi) and Corinne Bailey Rae

From the Runway, Your Way

Leather Dress as featured in Lucky and as seen above on Sophia Bush

Leather High Waist Short as seen above on Olivia Palermo


Thursday, October 13, 2011

WTF? What's The Fashion? Horse Prints

I never knew that prints in fashion could go further than lip prints (check out WTF? Lip Prints!) but what was I thinking? Now the fun print trending this season has apparently been horses. From horses to horse shoes, brands have really jumped into the saddle and created a line of these equine inspirations either in multi-prints or in a single design. As we all have witnessed, many species from the animal kingdom have had their time to shine in the lastest fashions and worn throughout the season's popular trends. We have taken a full leap into leopard and slinked our way into snakeskin, now it's time to giddy up with horses in print form. Since this print can be considered borderline busy, keep the rest of your casual ensemble classic with one color.

Celebs Seen on the Scene Gallop into a Fun New Print!

Kourtney Kardashian, Jayma Mays, Selena Gomez

Kourtney Kardashian (Asos), Jayma Mays (Asos) and Selena Gomez (Slimdog)

From Shopping to Street Styles

Virginie Castaway Shirt In Horse PrintVirginie Castaway Horse Print Dress In Satin SilkNumph Horse Print T-ShirtASOS Carousel Horse Print TunicASOS Galloping Horse Print 3/4 Sleeve ShirtASOS Sweater in Horse Print

As Seen Above On Kourtney Kardashian and Jayma Mays

Monday, October 10, 2011

WTF? What's The Fashion? Multi-Printed Dresses

From Alberta Ferretti to Etro and to the always popular and creative Mary Katrantzou, these standout fashions in multi-printed, multi-colored frocks are seen running rampart up and down the red carpet. Many will find them a pretty piece of art while others may find them to be excessively busy. While seen as a draping masterpiece, these can be extremely tricky to wear. Keira Knightly wears hers best with nude pumps. But if a heavily patterned dress has hints of black, then dark-toned pumps or lace-up booties that hit right at the ankle will pull this look together successfully. Teenage starlet, Hailee Steinfeld has fun with the multiple colors in her multiple printed dress by taking one of those colors and matching it with a clutch. For a perfect playful ensemble during the day, layer it with a denim jacket. Minimum jewelry is highly recommended.

Celebs Seen on the Scene in Multi-Printed Portraits!

Keira Knightley, Leelee Sobieski, Hailee Steinfeld, Alexa Chung

Keira Knightley (Mary Katrantzou), Leelee Sobieski (Mary Katrantzou), Hailee Steinfeld  (Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti) and Alexa Chung (Mary Katrantzou)

From the Designer to the Inspired

Frances La Vie Black Bronze and Gray Contrast DressAdolfo Black and Red Knit Dress1960s olive green A line dress with plaid drop waist and matching scarfLanvin bright silk flowers and stripes mini dress with accented shouldersBlack vintage maxi dress with retro red & white flower printEmilio Pucci for Formfit Rogers brown, peach and green maxi slip dressBlue floral cotton sundress1980s animal print silk dress with beaded waistLillie Rubin red, green and gold brocade cocktail dress with ruched bodiceRed Carter aqua & yellow knit mini dressBlack & white graphic print jumpsuitSue Wong black & red beaded chiffon floral dress

Vintage & Designer Clothing & Accesories
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