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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Carolina Herrera opted for modern classicism with her Resort 2017 collection, and all I can say is oh. my. word. perfection.
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.
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
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
Lucy Hale ~ Bodysuit and Skirt: Zuhair Murad // Earrings: Kismet by Milka // Ring: Paige Novick // Bag: Rauwolf // Shoes: Giuseppe Zanotti
Gwen Stefani ~ Dress: Falguni & Shane Peacock
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.