First it was the see through skirt. Now it would appear that the sheer madness has spread right on over to pants. Celebrities have been seen sporting the look from the red carpet to the courtroom. I’m undecided on the idea as I can see it coming off as quite airy and fun for summer and a great alternative to the maxi skirt, but seeing Lindsay Lohan and Ke$ha trying out the trend makes me want to call the whole thing off.
I don’t know what you did this past weekend (and it’s really none of my business), but maybe you’re feeling the need for a little repentance. Fortunately for you, one of fall’s big jewelry trends may help ward off any unwelcome evil. That’s right, the return of the rosary (or the cross) was shown on many of the runways. Paired perfectly with this fall’s luxurious leathers, velvets, crimsons, and blacks, the addition of this simplistic accessory is the perfect companion for a truly rocker ready look. Opt for a long singular pendant, layer on in different lengths, or wrap around your wrists. I’m not saying it’s going to replace praying in a pew, but it certainly can’t hurt.
This past weekend, three of Tinsletown’s loveliest ladies were all seen sporting a little bit of bare midriff while walking the red (err… orange?) carpet. This bit of belly is different from the crop tops of a couple summers past. It’s not so much belly button as it is rib cage. It’s the teeniest little peek-a-boo of skin that is both sexy and playful. It’s less Christina Aguilera Genie in a Bottle and a bit more Gidget Goes Hawaiian. And for anyone who was ever a bit self conscious about showing some torso, don’t worry. This is much more wearable and will keep that fearsome FUPA under wraps.
While some are referring to these as “bralettes” that’s not quite the right term. (Did I not already school you in bralettes?). I would consider these to be cropped bustier tops. You’ll have much more luck when searching using those terms. The trick to this look is pairing your teeny top with a high waisted skirt or slacks. That way your outfit will read “le petite coquette” rather than “big dirty whore.”
The maxi dress is nothing new, but that’s okay. It’s still a closet and transitional season must have. A maxi is great for running errands in a simple pair of flat sandals and tote or can be dressed up with heels and sparkly jewels. Maxi dresses are a win for all parties involved. It’s like getting to wear your pajamas all day long and no one can really say anything cause you look so stunning and you never run the risk of exposing your “Britney.” Striped, solid, floral, tribal… you really can’t go wrong. Check out how these chic starlets styled their maxis and re-create the look yourself for that oh-so-effortless maxed out look.
To be honest… I was almost so uninspired that I didn’t even bother with a Red Carpet Recap for this year’s SAG Awards. While the dresses are a bit better than when they started this award season with the People’s Choice Awards, I’m still waiting to be wowed. Having just finished up the Paris couture shows, one would think there would have been a little bit more drama on the red carpet… On a positive note, there was nothing this time that truly offended me either… that much. As we all know, there are only so many designers to go around, so I will now present you with the good, the bad and the debatable (where you’ll be the judge of who wore which designer best).
Rose Byrne in Elie Saab, Kyra Sedgewick in Emilio Pucci, Emily Blunt in Oscar de la Renta, Regina King in Alberta Ferretti
Kaley Cuoco in Romona Keveza, Gretchen Mol in L’wren Scott, Kristen Wiig in Balenciaga, Zoe Saldana in Givenchy
Angelina Jolie and Ashlee Simpson in Jenny Packham
Viola Davis and Sofia Vergara in Marchesa
Julie Bowen and Sarah Hyland in Temperley
Jessica Chastain and Julianna Margulies in Calvin Klein
Alright ladies, it’s time to really step it up. I can’t sit through another boring awards ceremony if you’re not willing to wear something wow-worthy. I will pretend it didn’t even happen next time. Just remember what Rooney’s dad said… the Oscar’s are your Superbowl.