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Sexy Seventies. Gisele for H&M.
Check out images from the H&M spring ad campaign featuring Gisele Bundchen.
Spring is all about the 70’s. Boho chic. Maxi dresses & skirts. Wide leg pants. Floppy hats.
Gold tones. Bronze highlights. Nudes & browns set the spring tone.
Get your seventies fashion fix at H&M.
The fashion world is remembering one of it’s own. Today marks the one year anniversary of Alexander “Lee” McQueen’s death. The British designer for Alexander McQueen shocked almost everyone when the news hit that he had taken his own life. His designs were often dark and twisted and he loved to use skull motifs. Alexander McQueen was not for the mainstream but the work he produced is still to be admired.
Lee McQueen, your talents are truly missed.
(March 17, 1969 – February 11, 2010)
Inspired. Winter Wonderland.
Happy Birthday to Meeee.!
Like a Star.
British singer Corinne Bailey Rae looks so chic at the InStyle Best of British Talent BAFTA party. (try saying that three times fast.) On her way into the soiree she poses with fellow Brit Will Young who won the first season of “Pop Idol”, the UK’s version of American Idol.
She is wearing an Alexander McQueen dress which is so appropriate since he is the British designer still fresh on our minds after passing away a year ago. The long-sleeve black satin dress is detailed with gold embroidery at the top. She exudes elegance without trying too hard. Her hair is so beautiful in those natural curls. The makeup is flawless. I love the gold eye shadow that perfectly fits with the dress and makes her face light up. The natural lip is a nice simple touch. The dress stands out so I like how she keeps makeup and accessories simple.
Glad to see Corinne Bailey Rae attending events. She is definitely one of Britain’s best. At the moment I’m loving her rendition of Bob Marley’s “Is this love”. Looking forward to more good music from her.
Christian Dior. HauteCouture. Spring 2011.
John Galliano presented a beautiful collection for the house of Dior. He was inspired by René Gruau who did illustrations for Dior in the forties and fifties, the heyday of couture. Galliano credits Gruau as being the one who ‘captured Dior’s style and spirit better than any other because he understood his long-term friend… for me a Gruau sketch captures the energy, the sophistication and daring of Dior, and equally is testimony to an enduring friendship.’
The familiar Dior silhouettes were present in forms that displayed great technical ability. Gruau’s illustrations were duplicated on the fabric and also with embroidery. The light and dark shadows played off each other to create a pleasing effect to the eye. The draping effects used in the various tops and dresses communicated a sense of fierce elegance. I’m loving the layers of tulle that create the voluminous skirts. It will be exciting to see who will wear looks from this runway collection. I’m sure Dita Von Teese will be one of the first to attend an event wearing one of these wonderful creations. Maybe we will see one of the gowns at the Oscars. *fingers crossed*
Armani Privé. HauteCouture. Spring2011.
Giorgio Armani showacased his couture collection for spring this morning in Paris. Olivia Wilde, who wore Privé to the Golden Globes, sat front row at the show. The looks were very futuristic with bold colors in technicolor hues. Many of the looks featured geometric construction with rounded shoulders. Pants were heavy in this collection as they were featured in almost every look. There were pants with jackets, pants with dresses, even pants under skirts. By using creative fabric techniques, the silk and organza had a sheen, a reflective quality. The dresses at the end of the show were my favorite. The cut-outs and molded pieces are super cool. Since Mr. Armani is Lady Gaga’s go-to designer, I can definitely see her in some of the outstanding pieces that walked the runway.
More looks from the runway below.
Golden Globes 2011::Eva Longoria in Zac Posen
Eva Longoria is a red carpet pro. She scores another hit with this black number by Zac Posen.
I was expecting color from the “Desperate Housewives” star but the overall look is gorgeous. Simple and elegant. Eva adds silver brooches to the waistline to break-up the black. Can’t forget the fishtail hem. Ms. Longoria knows how to work a train. Her frame might be petite but she can rock a fishtail with the best of them.
And then she strikes a pose to show us the back of the dress. Oh how I love an exposed back. This detail takes this dress from an 8 to a 10 for me. Some may consider this look to be boring but I love the basic black with a twist. Eva’s marriage to NBA star Tony Parker may be over but she continues to turn heads in this Zac Posen dress.
Golden Globes 2011::Olivia Wilde in Marchesa
First up to the Golden Globes red carpet this year was Olivia Wilde and she did not disappoint.
She looked stunning in the sequined Marchesa ballgown. The Tron: Legacy and “House” actress started the night off on a good note. The ombré color is divine. The ballgown silhouette might overwhelm some but Olivia finds the perfect balance. She even gives us a peek of her fierce Loubotins under all that dress. I love the bangs and straight hair. The makeup is simple and doesn’t compete with the dress.
She definitely was one of my favorite looks of the night.