{Celeb Style} Lily Collins in Popping Print Cutout Dress @AOL

Lily Collins showed off her envy-worthy flat stomach in this bold and vibrant print cutout dress that I am just in love with. I can’t stop looking at it. So many facets – the pleats, the happy colors, the minuscule prints, the side stripes, the glossy chain links at the neck and waist – loving all of it. It’s an energetic dress. 

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{Paris Fashion Week Spring 17} Balmain

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Balmain – Photo by Monica Feudi-Indigital.tv

The first full major collection developed from start to finish after the Balmain brand was acquired by Mayhoola, an investment group linked to the Qatari royal family, we can see a few changes this season.

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{Spring RTW 2017} Julien Macdonald’s trip to Africa

A celebration of hedonistic flesh with a rock and roll spirit, Julien Macdonald‘s latest collection was inspired by his many trips to Africa with the likes of Madonna, Beyonce, and Kanye West…coined Afro-chic. And oh my goodness, va va voom, girl!

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Julien Macdonald RTW Spring 2017 – Photo credit – Giovanni Giannoni – WWD

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{Fall 16 Couture} Valentino

With Pierpaolo Piccioli and Maria Grazia Chiuri as the dynamic duo at the helm of the Valentino fashion house, the runway shows have always been a bit magical. Not so much because of lavish settings or props, but because of the high culture for the inspirations of their collections. You are immersed in the society that Piccioli and Chiuri have either dreamed up, or are emulating through their designs, and with their strict and exacting detail coupled with their romantic aesthetic, the result is intoxicating.

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Valentino – Photo Credit-Yannis Vlamos-Indigital.tv

This year, the Fall 2016 Couture collection celebrates the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death through Elizabethan period inspiration. There were puffed sleeves, lace up vests, high white ruffs, cleric’s robes, cinched bodices, doublets, brocades, and lattice work.

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{Fall 2016 Couture} Atelier Versace

An incredible departure from Donatella Versace’s house signatures of ultra sexy, amped up embroideries, and logos, the Atelier Fall 16 Couture collection showed powerful pieces that showed off the house’s softer side, with draping, tailoring, and sculpting. The show opened in stellar drama, with Karen Elson in a cinched waist blush cashmere coat lined in mint, with one lapel falling off the shoulder, revealing a scarlet bustier gown underneath.

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Atelier Versace – Photo credit-Yannis Vlamos-Indigital.tv

Versace started with rich and unusual color combinations in crimson, blush, lavendar, grey, and sky blue with mostly long silhouettes, building sculptural and draping details to create long, arcing shapes around the female form.

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{Luxe Holiday Style} 20 Amazing Last Minute Looks For July 4th

Wondering what to wear to the July 4th parties this weekend? My go-to place for the best last minute designer looks has always been RTR. No, this isn’t a collab post – they have no idea I’m writing this! I discovered them several years ago, tried them out, and have been addicted ever since. Especially since I’m a last minute planner.

So if you still don’t have a dress for a party this weekend, take a look. Their really quick shipping is a lifesaver. Another bonus: A lot of the dresses come with a free second size just in case the first one isn’t the right fit. A totally necessity for in-between sizers like me!

Tularosa Printed Jonah Maxi

Tularosa

Camilla and Marc White Ripolin Dress

Camilla and Marc

Hunter Bell Camo Sea Maxi Dress

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{Resort 2017} Carolina Herrera

Carolina Herrera opted for modern classicism with her Resort 2017 collection, and all I can say is oh. my. word. perfection.

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Carolina Herrera – Courtesy of Carolina Herrera

After 35 years in the designing business, this year is a bit of a milestone for her, and the collection definitely feels a bit nostalgic for heritage Herrera. Perfect for the current fashion clime that can’t seem to get enough of the vintage-inspired.

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{Luxe Red Carpet} CMT Music Awards 2016

The 2016 CMT Music Awards were held last night, and the stars were shining on that red carpet. Musicians and celebrities like Carrie Underwood, Fifth Harmony, Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban – even Chewbacca Mom made an appearance.

Take a look at the best and worst nominees to vote for your favorites!

BEST DRESSED NOMINEES

Carrie Underwood ~ Dress: Mikael D. // Shoes: Jimmy Choo // Earrings: Maxior // Ring: Noudar

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Carrie Underwood – Photo credit-Getty Images

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{Luxe Red Carpet} Billboard Music Awards 2016 Best and Worst Dressed

The Billboard Music Awards had tons of stars hitting the red carpet to show off some dangerous and daring looks. Here are some of the boldest and most beautiful looks from the night

Demi Lovato ~ Jacket: Chanel // Bodysuit: House of CB // Earrings: Chanel // Bag: Chanel

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Demi Lovato in Chanel – Photo credit – Getty

Lucy Hale ~ Bodysuit and Skirt: Zuhair Murad // Earrings: Kismet by Milka // Ring: Paige Novick // Bag: Rauwolf // Shoes: Giuseppe Zanotti

Lucy Hale in Zuhair Murad, Giuseppe Zanotti shoes, Kismet by Milka Earrings, Paige Novick Ring, and Rauwolf Bag - Photo credit - Getty - The Luxe Lookbook
Lucy Hale in Zuhair Murad, Giuseppe Zanotti shoes, Kismet by Milka Earrings, Paige Novick Ring, and Rauwolf Bag – Photo credit – Getty

Gwen Stefani ~ Dress: Falguni & Shane Peacock

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Gwen Stefani in Falguni and Shane – Photo credit Frazer Harrison – Getty

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{LUXE RED CARPET} DAY 5 CANNES 2016: KENDALL BARES ALMOST ALL

Day 5 of the Cannes Film Festival saw only a few stars, but it wasn’t any less epic. After Blake Lively, Julia Roberts, Amal Clooney, and Kristen Stewart all showed wow moments on the red carpet, I really thought the rest of Cannes might be a slow decline. Oh was I wrong.

Vanessa Paradis wore a gorgeous navy long sleeve Elie Saab gown with geometric cutouts over lace. There was a sexy linear cutout that stretched from her high neckline down to her torso. Scandalous! Good thing she obviously waxes.

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Vanessa Paradis in Elie Saab – Photo credit – Wenn.com

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