Friday Frocks: Good LRD (Little Red Dress)

By |December 13th, 2013|Friday Frocks|

valentino redSince most people wouldn’t consider black and white really “colors” per se, I guess I would venture to call red my favorite color- along with ballet pink and sometimes a frosty violet.  That said, there is no better time of year to slip into a crimson creation and strut your stuff all over town… or at least every holiday party where your ex and his new (definitely not as cute or sophisticated as you) arm candy may potentially be this season.  We’ve all (hopefully) secured a LBD and perhaps even LWD, but now it’s time to kick things up a notch in a LRD.  From fire engine red to oxblood to shades of tomato, there is sure to be a LRD that will suit everyone whether porcelain blonde or exotic brunette.  Take your pick.

red dresses1. Tibi Serpentine Wrap Effect Satin Gown, 2. Forever 21 Bold Moves Bodycon Dress, 3. Bec & Bridge Reversible Rib V Dress, 4. For Love & Lemons Velvet Anna Dress, 5. Rag & Bone Geneva Dress, 6. Miu Miu Open-back Cady Dress, 7. Forever 21 Daring Cutout Bodycon Dress, 8. Mason by Michelle Mason Leather & Lace Shift Dress, 9. Alice + Olivia Runie Leather Trimmed Crepe Maxi Dress, 10. Motel Venus Cold Shoulder Bodycon Dress

Is grey a color?




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Setting the Mood: Goth Goes Glam

By |September 30th, 2013|Setting the Mood|

You know what’s spooky?  Tomorrow is the first day of October.  I’m not quite sure where the time goes.  Hell, I hardly know what day of the week it is more often than not.  And not only is summer absolutely over, we’re fully in the midst of fall.  While the weather has been nothing short of heavenly for the past month, it’s only a matter of time before I lock myself away like a hermit to avoid the bitter chill of winter.  But before I make off like Winslow Homer, I may as well enjoy the last few brisk days of autumn.  Sure, my summer tan has all but faded, but now is no better time to bask in my alabaster skintone and take on the look of glamorous goth.  The word “goth” probably evokes memories of that one kid in your gifted class who never spoke much and spent a lot of time doodling pentagrams on his Trapper Keeper.  However, the modern goth is a bit more polished and much more high fashion than Halloween.  I believe I outgrew Halloween when they started making costumes like “sexy bacon” and “naughty neurosurgeon.”  Think textures of leather, lace, and velvet and smokey eyes with a deep plum lip.  Just remember: the look should be sultry, not scary.

Miu Miu Lace Up Leather Ankle Boots, $990, Maje Duree Lace Blouse, $285, L’Agent by Agent Provocateur Penelope Satin and Mesh Waspie, $148, Oscar de la Renta Gold Plated Crystal Ring, $295



Friday Frocks: Pretty in Pastel

By |March 29th, 2013|Friday Frocks, Why Did You Wear That?|

pastel tea partyPastels and spring just seem to go together (kind of like champagne and orange juice) and seeing as this weekend we are breaking fifty degrees in Manhattan, it finally feels like spring has arrived.  Whether you’re putting on your Easter bonnet or celebrating Passover, a pastel frock is right on trend for this season.  Muted mint, dusty pink, or light lavender are flattering shades for even the most sun deprived skin.  So, grab your mimosa and settle down for Sunday brunch in something pretty and pastel.

pastel dresses1. Forever 21 Lace Back Dress, 2. Tibi Vertex Shift Dress, 3. Suboo Take Me To Monaco Dress, 4. Acne Satya Tape Tiered Georgette Dress, 5. Forever 21 Pearlescent Bead Shirtdress, 6.Lucca Couture Knit Side Cutout Dress, 7. Opening Ceremony Tracy Cutout Shoulder Dress, 8. Miu Miu Cady Pinafore Dress, 9. Rebecca Minkoff Joshua Colorblock Dress, 10. Alice + Olivia Bow Back Tunic Dress



Why Did You Wear That: My Awards Show Has a First Name…

By |February 24th, 2013|Celebrity Style, Red Carpet Recap, Why Did You Wear That?|

And the Winners Are:

Stacy Kiebler in Naeem Khan, Kerry Washington in Miu Miu, Naomi Watts Armani Prive

I actually went back and forth a couple of times before finally deciding on my best dressed for this year’s Oscar Awards.  All season long, I’ve been asking the ladies of Hollywood to “bring it” and in the words of a real cinematic gem, Bring It On, “It’s already been broughten!”  So, I guess it’s safe to say that the starlets of the big screen were just keeping their heavy artillery under wraps until tonight.  Much like their careers, no one wants to peak too early.  While I did go ahead and pick my top three ensembles, there are so many more that deserve a bit of airtime.  After all, it’s just an honor to be nominated, right?  Stacy Kiebler wowed in a dress shinier than beau, George Clooney’s, beard, Kerry Washionton popped in a perfect coral red, and Naomi Watts shined in an all over sequin asymmetrical frock.  Blues were still in heavy rotation, but a new pastel trend emerged as a favorite.  Thankfully, far less black was worn than at previous award shows, but when it was, the dresses were embellished so beautifully that the gowns were anything but basic.  And as always, there was plenty of shimmer to light up the red carpet.

We all had high hopes for Jennifer Anniston’s return to the red carpet, but I was less than impressed with a lackluster version of Jennifer Lawrence’s Golden Globes gown and typical Rachel blowout.  Anne Hathaway may have won big with Le Mis, but her pink Prada was ill fitting and nearly as awkward as her red carpet interviews.  I’m not sure why Olivia Munn was even there (was Magic Mike nominated?), but she and her mess of a dress would have been better off staying at home.

White Up the Night:

Charlize Theron in Christian Dior, Zoe Saldana in Alexis Mabille, Jennifer Lawrence in Christian Dior

Fifty Shades of Pastel:

amanda seyfried amy adams kristen stewart oscarsKristen Stewart in Reem Acra, Amy Adams in Oscar de la Renta, Amanda Seyfried in Alexander McQueen

Blinging Sexy Black:

oscars 2013 red carpetHalle Berry in Versace, Salma Hayek, Nicole Kidman in L’wren Scott, Sandra Bullock in Elie Saab

Out of the Blue:

oscars 2013 red carpetQuvenzhané Wallis in Armani , Helen Hunt in H&M (!!!), Jennifer Hudson in Roberto Cavalli, Reese Witherspoon in Louis Vuitton

Go for the Gold:

Katherine Zeta Jones in Zuhair Murad, Jessica Chastain in Armani Prive, Renee Zelweger in Carolina Herrera

Better Luck Next Time:

oscars 2013 worst dressedJennifer Anniston in Valentino, Anne Hathaway in Prada, Olivia Munn in Marchesa

Win or lose though, one thing’s for sure, I wanna be Jane Fonda when I grow up.



Friday Frocks: Put On Your Party Dress

By |January 18th, 2013|Friday Frocks|

playing dress upLike I said, once the girl’s got the dress, all the rest lies in the details.  But until we find the dress, there is nothing else on our brains.  Okay, maybe some things, but not much else.  Birthdays are all about indulgence, right?  Right.  This week, let’s look at some dresses that I won’t be wearing this weekend to celebrate my own arrival on planet earth… but wouldn’t mind if I was.

1. Valentino Tonal Lace Dress, $3,390, 2. Nina Ricci Tank Dress, $2,068, 3. Reem Acra Lace Cocktail Dress, $2,250, 4. Versace Chainmail and Silk Satin Minidress, $26,725, 5. Matthew Williamson Sequined Silk Dress, $3,995, 6. Cushnie et Ochs Ruched Georgette Dress, $1,750, 7. Nina Ricci Ruffled Eyelet Dress, $1,425, 8. Miu Miu Crepe Trimmed Metallic Brocade Dress, $2,875, 9. Alexander McQueen Cap Sleeve Minidress, $1,395, 10. Sonia Rykiel Short Sleeve Lace Dress, $1,995

Time to party.