So it’s only 7pm on Oscars night, and it might be a bit presumptuous of me, but I am declaring the radiant Lupita Nyong’o my best-dressed of the evening in her stunning custom-made blue Prada gown and Fred Leighton jewels. Watching her on the red carpet made me fall in love with her all over again. It was so refreshing to see someone so well-adjusted, eloquent, humble, funny, and gorgeous on the red carpet. I could watch her for HOURS.
Cate Blanchett in a stunning beaded Armani Prive gown looked ethereal and every bit like the winner that she is. She always carries herself with so much confidence and class. And of course, she truly is one of the most stylish women out there, so even though I was a bit sad not to see her in something more adventurous, I think this gown was still a perfect choice for a Best Actress nominee (and winner?).
As much as I usually hate the safe black or white gowns on the red carpet, the stunning Bulgari necklace over this beaded Calvin Klein gown on Naomi Watts really elevated this look, and made me take notice. This is obviously nowhere near the amazingness that is Lupita Nyong’o's Prada gown, but it definitely is one of my fave looks of the night.
Same goes for Charlize Theron in a stunning black gown. Only Charlize can make a black exciting and interesting on the red carpet. That deep plunge, perfect necklace to accentuate it, and of course that exquisite face – just perfect. I still can’t believe that THIS woman is dating Sean Penn. WHY?!
I was on the fence whether to add Kate Hudson in this Versace gown to my Best Dressed list, because there may be something off about that shiny fabric, but at the end of the day, that center knot, that cape, and that plunging neckline all sell it for me. She looks stunning and I love it.
The Worst and The Meh after the jump!
Nelia, March 2nd 2014 |
Isn’t it funny that H&M Studio collection has become one of my most highly-anticipated shows of Paris Fashion Week?! Mostly, it’s because I know that whatever the design geniuses from H&M will show on that runway, I’ll be able to afford and thus add to my wardrobe. But also, because the last collection BLEW.MY.EFFING.MIND! So with those high expectations in mind, I livestreamed yesterday’s H&M Studio Fall 2014 runway show, watching the H&M-clad glamazons strutting their stuff at the famed Grand Palais in front of 600 attendees, as the up-and-coming French star HollySiz performed live throughout the show. There was also a quick peek at the star-studded front row, which included one of my favest Style Filles Solange Knowles, mocktress Jessica Alba, models Miranda Kerr and Jourdan Dunn, and a gorgeous DJ Leigh Lezark, most of them wearing the latest pieces from H&M.
The collection itself was a glamorama mix of faux fur, modern suiting, and earth tones, with a sprinkle of sequins and stone embroidery. Mini dresses worn with knee-high boots, faux fur coats over slinky dresses, draped blouses under masculine blazers – it was all very wearable, covetable, and hopefully mostly affordable. This season, my wishlist includes a couple of coats, a few dresses, and possibly a pair of boots…I already have way too many, but if they are as comfy as they are cute, I just know I won’t be able to resist.
So, what do you think about H&M Studio Fall 2014 collection? Are you excited that you’ll be able to afford something from the Paris Fashion Week runway? Share in the comments!
See the entire collection after the jump!
Nelia, February 27th 2014 |
Just as I started to feel like I will never see something new and fresh on the red carpet, I’m proven wrong…and I love it! I mean, just look at this stunning Giambattista Valli Haute Couture dress that Emma Watson wore on the
red carpet parquet floor at the Elle Style Awards 2014! It’s daring, it’s fun, it’s so effing cool, and I want it on my body. Love how the skirt is an exaggerated bow, love the sequined “crop-top”, and love that Emma chose to go relatively jewel-free for the occasion, letting the dress be the star of the show. Love it all!
This is what I’ve been craving lately. More creativity on the red carpet, and less beige blah embroidered mermaid-skirted “Taylor-Swiftness”. Is that too much to ask?
Photo Credits: Fabsugar
Nelia, February 19th 2014 |
Ok, first things first…THAT CAT WALLPAPER! I NEED IT IN MY LIFE AND I DON’T CARE WHAT I HAVE TO DO TO OWN IT! Now that that’s taken care of, let’s talk fashion, shall we?
Earlier this week Miu Miu threw a party to celebrate the release of its latest installment of the Women’s Tales series in New York. The star-studded guest list included Hailee Steinfeld, Alexa Chung, Solange Knowles, Sami Gayle, and Anna Dello Russo with her dress twin Giovanna Battaglia (they did the right choice!). Most attendees wore Miu Miu Spring 2014 designs, with some Prada and Carven thrown in for good measure, and I honestly loved it all! Obviously, Hailee’s cat-print coat wins at life right now, but I could also get down with Alexa’s dreamy dress…and about anything else at that party. Though I won’t be buying any of those pieces full-price, I will do my darndest to try and find it at The Mall, or at SPACE in a year or so. Fingers crossed!
What about you? Are you as into these looks as I am? Share in the comments!
More after the jump!
Nelia, February 13th 2014 |
Are you ready for the PETER PILOTTO for Target amazingness?!?! The highly-anticipated collection launches this Sunday, February 9th at Target stores and online on NET-A-PORTER, and last night in New York, celebrities showed their support by rocking the boldest prints from the collection. My celeb BFF Diane Kruger along with Alexa Chung, Dree Hemingway, and Taylor Schilling all showed up to the fashion show decked out in the printastic PETER PILOTTO for Target pieces that we will all be fighting over come this Sunday. Elbows up, ladies.
If you still haven’t made your shopping list, you can view the ENTIRE LOOKBOOK HERE. Make your list, check it twice, and make sure to wear comfortable clothing. See you at Target?
More photos after the jump!
Nelia, February 7th 2014 |
Oh how I missed Diane Kruger here on Style Blog! And Pacey too, of course, but Diane especially. Nothing she wore (recently) has elicited any excitement from me…until now! This Erdem getup is a nice comeback. I love everything about it – the print, the fit, the choice of accessories, and hair and makeup. Everything. She looks happy, pretty, and as stylish as ever. Welcome back, DK! We missed you!
Photo Credits: Just Jared
Nelia, January 30th 2014 |
Guys, is this not the most stunning magazine cover you’ve seen in a while?! Because I am in awe – perfect makeup, fun clothes, gorgeous cover girl. I also feel ready to make a grand proclamation – Lupita Nyong’o is my new style crush. Move over, Diane Kruger (I still love you though)! I realize that Lupita was styled by a team of stylists for this photo, and she most likely has a stylist for all those major outings too, but somehow, she’s able to say “yes” and perhaps more importantly “no” to all the right pieces, which results in her looking fantastic on the red carpet 99.9% of the time, which means that our girl Lupita’s got some major style chops of her own. I have yet to see her look anything but chic and poised, and every outing, every photo make me want more.
What do you think about Lupita Nyong’o's style? Are you as into her as I am? Share in the comments!
Photo Credits: Dazed and Confused
Nelia, January 17th 2014 |
Could she look any more perfect, you guys? Lupita Nyong’o attended the Golden Globe Awards 2014…and she came to play! To be honest, in a sea of sparkly and somewhat boring gowns, Lupita wore this caped Ralph Lauren gown and made it look like haute couture. Best dressed. Hands down. I finally watched 12 Years a Slave, and I have to say…she was so good in it. So not only does this girl have some serious style, she’s got major acting skills too. She’s definitely one to watch during award season. Imagine her at the Oscars?! So excited!
What do you think of Lupita’s red-hot gown? Share in the comments.
Photo Credits: Fabsugar
Nelia, January 12th 2014 |
As you may have noticed, there hasn’t been a Diane Kruger fashion post on this site for a while now. I was starting to go through Kruger withdrawal, until I finally noticed this outfit, and all was right with the world again. This Valentino Couture gown is a work of art. So what if you can see her black panties? It’s still an exquisite gown on an exquisite woman. As usual, Diane was smart to keep the hair and make-up toned down and let the dress shine instead. Don’t you wish you had one of these in your closet? The dress! Not Diane Kruger, silly.
Share your thoughts on this look in the comments.
Photo Credits: Fabsugar
Nelia, December 12th 2013 |