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style spotlight: we heart fall couture shows

Now that resort shows have come to an end, the industry has moved on to showcase the grandest of it all, haute couture. Legendary houses from the likes of Chanel, Dior, and Versace come together in the romance capital of Paris to bring about the creme de la creme of designs. They demonstrate their strength as a label allowing no budget or limitation. Immaculate details from the finest of silks to Swarovski crystals come together in a harmonious blend. The events are star studded and all the biggest names of the moment sit front row to enjoy the spectacles.  The result, the most elaborate bi-yearly designs, and the dresses every bride dreams of. Below, we salute our favorites of the season:

Brought elegance and a refined look that we missed from the Parisian house post-supermarket showdown.

For the closing, Karl Lagerfeld walked hand in hand with the beautiful and pregnant model Ashleigh Good modeling the ultimate wedding dress.

Model showcase: Kendall Jenner has had quite a year. The 18 year old model surely isn’t stopping, making her second appearance on the Chanel runway.

Star sight: Only Jared Leto could pull of such a relaxed style at a haute couture show and get away with it. While Kristen Stewart donned a new short ‘do proving the girl can do it all.
Finding a middle ground between the typical fit to the new and progressive draped silhouettes, Donatella Versace’s Grace Jones inspired collection lets us know that even the fifties had a little room for the Italian power house.
The Collection:
Elaborate neckline, purple hues, and wild prints keep in the epitome of what Versace is.
Star Sighting:

Versace regular Jennifer Lopez had us wondering, is that a dress or pants?


The house of Raf Simmons is as classic and timeless as always. We see a continuance on the reiteration of traditional and minimal designs.

Star Sighting:


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Around town: we heart the Met Gala

Each year at the Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, we get to watch our favorite celebrities don their most unique and gorgeous interpretations of the years theme for the fundraising ball. For 2014, it was white tie, a chance for the most glamorous of all looks to be sported. The theme of the event surrounded a Met exhibition on famous 1950s couturier Charles James, whose spectacular, unique, and architecturally inspired ball gowns were breathtaking, to say the least. James’ inspiration and elegance did indeed reign, interpreted through everything from flapper chic, to mid century class, to modern minimalism, and practically everything else in between. With the myriad of gorgeous and distinctive designs all over the red carpet, we found it literally impossible to pick a single favorite. But we did love so many of the looks in so many different ways. Check out our faves ♡♡♡

1. Most Elegant. Not surprising, Sarah Jessica Parker was stunning in an Oscar de la Renta ball gown, almost directly inspired by one of James’ famous pieces. De la Renta’s tongue in cheek addition was his signature -literally- scrawled on the hem of SJP’s train.


2. Most Unforgettable. Lupita Nyong’o surprised and wowed us once again with her fearlessness on the red carpet. Her flapper inspired Prada ensemble was a bit controversial, but for us, it was perfectly creative, unique, and beautiful; prefect for an evening of artistic expression.


3. Best Audrey Hepburn inspired look. Model Karlie Kloss nailed a perfectly elegant Oscar de la Renta piece in a waist cinching sheath with a gorgeous train, reminiscent of Ms. Hepburn’s black Ginenchy number from her famous role as Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.


4. Best Floral Look. The always chic Emmy Rossum perfectly paired a glamorous and feminine silhouette with a sweet and classic oversized floral print in bright summery colors by Carolina Herrera. Just gorgeous!


5. Best Bold Color. There is something to be said for a great figure hugging silhouette and a perfectly simple dress in a bold jewel tone. Lala Anthony definitely captured this, turning heads in a gorgeous Cushnie et Ochsgown.


6. Best Casual Look. Some stars opt for a casual chic look for the Gala. It’s a roof look to pull off at a white tie event, but Riley Keough did it perfectly in a chic, figure hugging Louis Vuitton ensemble that we loved. She reminded us of a vintage Barbie in her glamorous high waisted pantsuit!


7. Best Guys’ Look. Guys have it tough when it comes to pushing the envelope on the red carpet while still looking dapper. Shunning the average tuxedo, Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka donned unique silhouettes and patterns and still managed to keep it elegant in chic Thom Browne ensembles that we absolutely loved.


8. Best Classic Look. Claire Danes is always gorgeous, so it wasn’t surprising that she easily pulled off a gorgeously simple velvet and satin gown by (who else?) Oscar de la Renta.


9. Most Unique Silhouette. Zoe Saldana defined elegance in a unique Michael Kors ensemble in a way that only this statuesque beauty could do.


2014 Met Gala Arrivals | E! Online

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simply fabulous: we heart the red carpet at the oscars

wow! the 2014 oscar awards were amazing, didn’t you think? it was such a glamorous night, with all of our favorites stepping out in their best. we are loving this return to classic elegance that is sweeping over hollywood; stepping away from the desire to turn heads, and focusing more on flattering, fabulous silhouettes paired with delicious colors and elegant sparkle. but they aren’t afraid to be daring; we love the dramatic low sweeping necklines (both front and back!), unique asymmetrical styles, and bright, unexpected jewel tones that ruled the red carpet. there was a decidedly fun twist on the traditionally stuffy awards show this year; we all loved the return of Ellen DeGeneres as host, bringing her infectious smile and always tasteful yet sassy humor to the ceremony. all of the unique musical performances kept the show endlessly entertaining; Pink‘s Somewhere Over the Rainbow was a breathtaking tribute to Judy Garland. and we were gushing over all of the sincere excitement, and sweet speeches, by all of the winners.


our of our favorite looks from the show…

Best Actress award winner Cate Blanchett was ravishing in textural nude Giorgio Armani

Best Supporting Actress award winner Lupita Nyong’o turned heads in dramatic ice blue Prada

Meryl Streep was fabulous as usual in Lanvin

Margot Robbie brought some sass to the red carpet with an oversized bow in rich black Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane

Shaun Robinson shined like a bright gem in gorgeous, asymmetrical Romona Keveza

Kate Hudson wowed in a goddess-esque pearlescent gown with a sweeping neckline by Atelier Versace

Julia Roberts flashed her million watt smile wearing elegant and chic black with a sassy peplum and lace detailing by Givenchy Couture 

Sandra Bullock was simply breathtaking in sideswept hair and midnight blue Alexander McQueen

Jennifer Lawrence was a vision in peplum-adorned bright red Dior Couture

Bette Midler is an ageless beauty, ravishing in whimsically floral Reem Acra

Idina Menzel was a show stopper in deep green Vera Wang (and later during her amazing performance)

Anna Kendrick was boldly elegant in softly pleated J Mendel

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around town: we heart the red carpet at the Grammys

while the other awards shows are the chance to show off the classiest gowns and tuxes our Hollywood faves can get their hands on, the Grammy Awards are their chance to show off personal style and really make a statement. it’s our favorite show of the season for that very reason. we get to see the casual and the fancy, the low-key and the extravagant, the classic and the envelope-pushing. all in one night! who wouldn’t love it? check out some of our favorites from this year’s 56th Grammy Awards Show…

shimmer, sparkle, shine, oh my! there was plenty of it, too, including Judith Hill looking super chic in an elegantly natural updo and a scoopneck Shareen Vintage, Amber Rose glowed in sexy striped Naeem Khan (her arm candy, Wiz Khalifa, looked dapper in a YSL suit), and Taylor Swift, ever so poised in demure Gucci.


something blue… bright pops of blue in lots of pretty shades were all over the red carpet. Zendaya Coleman was oh-so-chic in flowing Tiffany blue and black  by Emanuel Ungaro, Anna Faris was a classic-meets-modern vision in flat-ironed locks and a gorgeous denim blue Fitriani gown, and Alicia Keys (who went home with the statue for Best R&B Albumwas glamour personified in open-necked Armani Prive.


the bold and the beautiful… bright and warm jewel tones rocked the red carpet, too. Gloria Estefan was pure elegance in blood red Gustavo Cadile, Pink glowed in fire engine red Johanna Johnson with only her sexy crop to accessorize, and red carpet host Giuliana Rancic was fierce in orange Alex Perry worn with a fabulous clutch.

black beauties… Sean Lennon and Yoko Ono were chic in black suits, accessorized with hats and glasses, Ariana Grande was a young starlet in flowing locks and sweet floral Dolce and Gabbana, and the diva of all divas, Madonna was bold in a Ralph Lauren suit, complete with top hat, cane, and a gold grill (plus her son in a matching suit and grill!).grammys2014_arianagrande_dolceandgabbana_seanlennon_yokoono_madonna_ralphlauren

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local style: we heart the 2014 golden globes red carpet

we have a feeling that we are not the only ones who watch the Golden Globes almost exclusively for the red carpet fashions. the entrance is a show in and of itself, each dress an exciting presentation of and actress’s individual style. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were fabulous as hosts once again (and amy was so sweet as she accepted her award for actress in a TV comedy), which of course made it that much more necessary to stick around for the entire show.

as for the clothes, we were thrilled to see lots of bright, bold jewel tones. actresses were simply glowing, and our favorites were the warm palettes: Maria Menounos was gorgeous in BCBG Max AzriaMelissa Rauch was bright and stunning in Romona KevezaLupita Nyong’o wowed us in uniquely modern Ralph Lauren, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus was so elegant in Narcisco Rodriguez.


the colors were not the only winners; classic black and white paired with chic silhouettes for timeless elegance. Megan Mullally looked every bit the sexy librarian in a chic column dress with surprising, yet fabulous, sleeves (we are still wondering who the designer is though…), Jennifer Lawrence pushed the envelope while staying gorgeous, in Christian Dior Couture, Amy Poehler was simply beautiful in Stella McCartney, and we were so excited to see Julia Roberts, who looked breathtaking in subdued Dolce and Gabbana.


our real favorites, though, were the surprising silhouettes, colors, and styles that were fearlessly rocked, and looked just gorgeous on these beautiful actresses. Sandra Bullock’s was amazing in her color blocked, high-low hem dress by Prabal Gurung (apparently critics are calling it a flop, but it is easily our favorite of the night!), Paula Patton was perfectly poised in her uniquely ruffled creation in soft ivory by Stephanie Rolland, Kate Beckinsale was every bit a gorgeous, glittering mermaid in Zuhair Murad, and Tina Fey turned every head in a beautifully printed Carolina Herrera dress with unique 1950s-inspired skirts.


we can easily say that this show did not dissappoint in the fashion department. there wasn’t a single flop, and stars were not afraid to take risks, push the envelope, and have fun. and they all looked just stunning while doing so!

photos courtesy of Huffington Post!

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color theory: we heart raspberry red

the fruit is simply delicious, but the color might even better. like it’s namesake fruit, the raspberry hue is rich, bright, and delectable. a warm hue that often walks the line between red and pink, raspberry is the perfect jewel tone that always stands out in a crowd. festive for the holidays, we love it paired with basic blacks and grays; it also looks completely fierce with metallics silvers and golds. dress it up or dress it down, it always looks great!


joe’s jeans makes amazing classics that always look and feel great- we are loving the new prints and colors they are adding, including the one and only raspberry!

Erin Gallagher’s Anna ring makes us wish our birthdays were in July for an excuse to wear the ruby stone on 14k yellow gold. on second thought, we don’t need an excuse…

H&M’s cute cropped blazer is perfect for fall, winter, and even spring layering. the raspberry hued gem is easily our favorite- can’t you just imagine it with the perfect pair of dark blue skinnies and black boots??

we are still swooning over Kyra Sedgwick’s gorgeous jewel toned Monique Lhuillier beauty that she wore to the 2010 Emmy’s.

Michelle Dockery channeled her inner-1950’s-era goddess with this dramatic red color blocked look from Prada at this year’s Emmy’s.

Gucci’s dramatic leather waist belt is the perfect topper to spice up the LBD for all the holiday parties this year!

Let’s talk about how perfectly necessary Henri Bendel’s Sutton messenger bag is to our current wardrobe…

Laura Mercier makes the loveliest richly hued lip colors, and Raspberry Sorbet is yet another hit, a shade that will look great on all of us!