Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Frida's Gucci

Milan Fashion Week is finally over and as the fashion set move onto Paris I wanted to show you my favorite show from the Italians.  While there are plenty stunners that showed (Bottega Veneta, Emilio Pucci, Alberta Ferretti, Giorgio Armani, Salvatore Ferragamo... I could go on and on...) my perennial favorite is Frida Giannini for Gucci.  I think everything she does is stunning.  Giannini is able to keep the Gucci sex appeal that was famous under Tom Ford but with a feminine touch.  For spring, the Gucci collection was all about color and large ruffles that evoke a kind of grown-up femininity and elegance, but a look at the back of most dresses deliver a soupcon of sex.

Here are my favorites....

Monday, September 24, 2012

The Emmy Awards: Red Carpet

I was so excited to watch the Emmy Awards last night, especially because I feel like it signals the beginning of fall television.  Yes, some shows have already started, but all my favorites that I can't live without start this week (ahem, Modern Family & Revenge).  I was also so excited that Modern Family won best comedy again! And while I was excited that Julie Bowen and Eric Stonestreet won Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy awards, I was a little bummed for the rest of my Modern Family cast (also did you see the bit they did where the cast was featured on set, scared of Lily because she's such a terror?!? Genius!).  I also really enjoyed Jimmy Kimmel's hosting and some of the antics that went on (Tracy Morgan lying "unconscious" on stage for so long that I forgot he was there, hilarious!).  Oh, and so glad that Julia Louis-Dreyfus won Best Actress in a Comedy for Veep, which if you haven't seen is hilarious.  She really is amazing!

But, what really matters about the awards if the Red Carpet.  Here are my favorites plus some trends, drum roll please....

Dark burgundy/reds had a big moment last night and I'm loving this for fall!

Julia Louis-Dreyfus looked perfect in this Vera Wang dress

Tina Fey in Vivienne Westwood and Kat Dennings in J. Mendel (hello ladies!)

Orange and neon yellow were also huge last night.  I love that some ladies really took some risks with color. 

Ginnifer Goodwin & Padma Lakshmi in Monique Lhullier (and I'm obsessed with how perfectly Ginnifer's Louboutin's match her dress!)

Love Leslie Mann in Naeem Khan; I'm not so crazy about this Lanvin dress on Claire Danes, it did not look right at some angles, but she is pregnant and I do love the color and how it draped in the back so I'm letting her have this one.  

Not crazy about the high waist on this Christian Dior Couture skirt on Julianne Moore, but she looks lovely in this color with her hair; Julie Bowen in Monique Lhuillier 

There were also some gorgeous blues on the Red Carpet

Heidi Klum looked retro sexy in Alexandre Vaulthier Couture and Julianne Hough in Georges Hobeika Couture

Sofia Vergara looked amazing in Zuhair Murad and while I love Hayden Panetierre's Marchesa gown (straight off the Spring/Summer 2013 runway) I did think it looked a tad mature.  Maybe if her hair hadn't been in that severe bun...

Zooey Deschanel looks so great in Reem Acra; Keith Urban & Nicole Kidman wearing Antonio Berardi

Here are some of my other favorites...

Emily Vancamp looks amazing in J. Mendel and I'm obsessed with her Van Cleef & Arpels bow bracelet.  I also love January Jones's Zac Posen dress.  I'm not a huge fan of her or her styling but that dress is insane!

Edie Falco's body looks amazing in Stella McCartney; Allison Williams looks like perfection in a green Oscar de la Renta with peplum detail.  

(images via The Huffington Post)

Friday, September 21, 2012

Things I Love ... Cozy Sweaters

It's beginning to feel like fall here in Atlanta.  In the mornings there is a slight chill in the air, and although it usually warms up by the afternoon, I feel like fall temperatures and leaves changing colors are just around the corner.  My favorite part of fall is by far big, cozy sweaters.  I have some that I could live in (and sometimes it feel like I do...).  

Here's to sweater weather!

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P.S. Is anyone else excited about the Emmy awards this weekend! Stay tuned for a red carpet review!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Queen Victoria

I am completely obsessed with Victoria Beckham.  I think her personal style is right on and I think she has the most amazing knack for fashion.  She is also one celebrity (Olsen twins included) that I think has completely mastered the transition from fame to fashion.  Her eponymous line is not some cheeky experiment to mass market herself and make a buck.  It's sophisticated, polished and expensive.  She clearly knows what she's doing and has won over plenty of stylish women who now wear her signature  dresses.  Her shows for me are always a highlight during fashion week especially now that she has a diffusion line that is slightly less expensive (read: high 3 digits instead of 4).

Here are some of my favorite looks from her fashion shows for the Spring/Summer 2013 season.

Victoria Beckham

So obsessed! Especially with the coat on the left and it's perfect mix of orange and white

Sexy silhouettes continue with the lingerie trend of the season

Victoria, Victoria Beckham

Completely obsessed with this dress.  I want it in my closet so badly! It's so feminine with a slightly retro vibe that I completely love! WANTS.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Best of Burberry

London Fashion week is officially over but before we get excited about Milan (and the bevy of amazing houses that will show) here is my favorite show of the week: Burberry!  How can you not love Burberry? First off, they are classic perfection.  Trench coats and plaid.  Need I say more?  But to top it off, with creative director Christopher Bailey at the helm, Burberry is the most high-tech brand on the marketplace.  They're ability to communicate with their consumer base via social media and technology is truly innovating.  And while the house is known for certain signatures, they still push the envelope every season, being able to be modern and cutting edge and still keeping their signatures.

For the Spring/Summer 2013 Burberry Prorsum show, there were vibrant colors, touches of lace and satin, and the inclusion of corsetry and capes.  But there were also trenches galore.  The finale was visually stunning and included all the models clad in bright trench coats. Also, notice the models' stunning red lips! So excited the trend is sticking around for spring!

 You can watch the show on the Burberry website and shop looks while you're seeing them come down the runway.  Here are some of my favorite pieces...

OBSESSED with this white cape and coat!

Love the lace trench! And the retro silhouettes

This peplum is insane! Wants!

These looks made me audibly gasp when watching the show.  Feathered dress and then that amazingly stunning cape!

Trenches in every color!

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