Tuesday, March 7, 2017

The 2017 Academy Awards

The Academy Awards also known as Oscars red carpet made up for the lackluster fashion we have so far witnessed on previous Awards red carpets. Celebrities brought more than their fashion game forward but laid the gauntlet and left us mesmerized.

High Collars -  High collared gowns were very popular for Ginnifer Goodwin, Janelle Monae and Hailee Steinfeld.
From L-R: Hailee Steinfeld, Ruth Negga, Janelle Monae and Ginnifer Goodwin

Strapless - 
This shoulder baring trend has made it's mark on Awards season and isn't about to rest.
From L-R: Brie Larson, Priyanka Chopra, Leslie Mann and Naomie Harris

Gold - 
Dakota Johnson, Emma Stone and Amy Adams gave the Oscar Award a run for it's money in statuesque gold.
From L-R: Dakota Johnson, Jessica Biel, Emma Stone and Amy Adams

Tiers - 
Fringe, pleats and ruffles all cascaded in sections at Oscars red carpet courtesy of Olivia Culpo, and Emma Roberts.
From L-R: Olivia Culpo, Kate Hudson, Alicia Vikander and Emma Roberts

Sheer -  
Kate Beckinsale, Lily Collins and Nina Dobrev looked sexy yet demure in sheer gowns at the Vanity Fair party.
From L-R: Kate Beckinsale, Elizabeth Banks, Lily Collins and Nina Dobrev

Halter Necklines - 
The  tight around the neck halter made a comeback as a noteworthy trend on the Oscars red carpet.
From L-R: Viola Davis, Ashley Williams, Nicole Kidman and Michelle Dockery

Silver - While Gold was the metal shine of choice on the Oscar's red carpet, Silver stole the show during the Vanity Fair party.
From L-R: Sofia Vergara, Amanda Peet, Thandie Newton and Diane Kruger

Ruffles - 
Feminine detailing took shape in form of wispy to edgy ruffles that fell into trains for Brie Larson at the Oscars and Sara Sampaio at the Vanity Fair Party.
From L-R: Jessica Alba, Brie Larson, Kate Mara and Sara Sampaio

Asymmetrical - The one shoulder trend took on a new twist at the Vanity Fair's Oscar party with one full sleeve juxtaposed against a bared or sleeveless shoulder.
From L-R: Juliette Lewis, Halle Berry, Scarlett Johansson and Karlie Kloss


Friday, February 24, 2017

Denim Delight

From L-R: Donna Ida, Justine Skye, Kate Forley, Henry Holland and Daisy Lowe
Fashion month took to a sprint at the beginning of February for the autumn/winter 2017 shows. While the majority of the eyes are glued on the various runways for trend predictions, ours have been on what the fashionable set is wearing to take in the shows.
The streets of London and their runways were awash with denim creations ranging from dresses as seen on Justine Skye to capes and shirts.
Donna Ida and Kate Forley were style twins in their light blue jeans paired with coats and strappy sandals while Daisy Lowe looked casual cool in a pair of low slung boyfriend jeans. Justine Skye brought the sexy to in her black denim ruffled mini-dress.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Spring 2017 Couture Color Trends

Maria Churi Grazia chose a dark color palette for her debut at Christian Dior and made an impact for the fashion house is known for it's vibrant colors. Armani Prive went for a bouyant mood of light tones infused with dark shades while Zuhair Murad and Elie Saab stuck to the dark jewel tones for Spring 2017. These are some of the popular color trends for spring 2017 couture season.

Black

From L-R: Armani Prive, Alexandre Vauthier, Chanel and Christian Dior
Orange

From L-R: Alexis Mabille, Jean Paul Gaultier, Armani Prive, Giambattista Valli
Deep Blue

From L-R: Alexis Mabille, Ulyanna Sergeenko, Julien Fournie and Ralph & Russo
Blush Pink

From L-R: Armani Prive, Elie Saab, Christian Dior and Editions by Georges Chakra

Red

From L-R: Ralph & Russo, Zuhair Murad, Ulyana Sergeenko and Alexandre Vauthier

Yellow

From L-R: Alexis Mabille, Giambattista Valli, Jean Paul Gaultier and Francesco Scognamiglio

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Spring 2017 Haute Couture

Haute Couture collections took over Paris Fashion Week for the most dazzling and glamorous works ever seen from a host of select designers. Dior under the leadership of Maria Grazia Churi was dark and moody for the house while Pierpaolo Piccioli held the helm at Valentino staying true to the house's aesthetic singlehandedly.

Jackets-  Designers continue to borrow from the boys and Couture was no different. From matching to distinctly different, jackets pulled gave a bit of polish to several looks.

From L-R: Armani Prive, Chanel, Schiaparelli, Francesco Scognamiglio and Jean Paul Gaultier

Tiers -
This cascading look from shoulders to skirt has gained popularity over the seasons and is likely to stick around.

From L-R: Editions by Georges Chakra, Christian Dior, Ralph and Russo, Ulyana Sergeenko and Viktor & Rolf

One-arm -
Asymmetry took over the catwalk with more than five designers churning out collections with one-sided sleeves juxtaposed against a bared shoulder or half-sleeve.

From L-R: Jean Paul Gaultier, Alexandre Vauthier, Giambattista Valli, Ralph & Russo and Zuhair Murad

Long Coats - Outerwear for spring came in form of lightweight and bedazzled long coats being the perfect foil for the summer chill.

From L-R: Christian Dior, Ulyana Sergeenko, Jean Paul Gaultier, Elie Saab and Julien Fournie

Puffy Sleeves - Puffed up shoulder sleeves dominated Couture collections from the likes of Jean Paul Gaultier to Armani Prive.

From L-R: Georges Hobeika, Alexandre Vauthier, Jean Paul Gaultier, Ralph & Russo and Schiaparelli

Spring Flowers - Nothing spells Spring like seeing flowers in bloom and they were littered all over the runways of Couture collections.

From L-R: Georges Hobeika, Christian Dior, Francesco Scognamiglio, Elie Saab and Ralph & Russo

Pleats - From scrunched, loose to knife, pleats gathered on a multitude of dresses and skirts for Spring 2017 couture.

From L-R: Schiaparelli, Christian Dior, Julien Fournie, Valentino and Giambattista Valli

Side Slits - Couture collections are never complete without a touch of sexy and this usually comes in the form of skin and thigh baring slits with the most popular being the side slit.

From L-R: Georges Hobeika, Editions by Georges Chakra, On Aura Tout Vu, Ralph & Russo and Zuhair Murad

Sequins - Head-to-toe glittery ensembles from beaded embroidery to sequins denote the glamour of Couture collections.

From L-R: Ralph&Russo, Armani Prive, Chanel, Francesco Scognamiglio and Alexandre Vauthier

Off the Shoulder - Designers continue to pay homage to the current erogenous zone with the enormous production of off-the-shoulder frocks and tops.

From L-R: Giambattista Valli, Chanel, Elie Saab, Francesco Scognamiglio and Ralph & Russo


Monday, February 13, 2017

2017 GRAMMY Awards

The who is who's of the music industry turned up for Music's biggest night that saw Adele go away with five Grammy Awards and a tribute to George Michael that didn't leave one dry eye in the room. While the music and performances were glorious, the red carpet was rather tame for a night only comparable to the Oscars. These are some of the trends showcased at the Grammys red carpet.

Liquid Metal - most likely the biggest trend of the night, stars from Katy Perry to Heidi Klum stole the show in shimmering metallic creations.

From L-R: Cassadee Pope, Heidi Klum, Solange Knowles and Katy Perry

Key-hole Cut-outs - Jennifer Lopez, Faith Hill and Carrie Underwood all opted for this tame styling when it comes to the cut-out trend.

From L-R: Jennifer Lopez, Faith Hill, Demi Lovato and Carrie Underwood

Long-sleeved Gowns - the long sleeve proved to be a popular choice when it came to keeping out the cold for Chrissy Teigen, Celine Dion and Skylar Grey.

From L-R: Adele, Skylar Grey, Chrissy Teigen and Celine Dion

Red - Carrie Underwood, Mya and Faith Hill showed off their confident side in fire engine red.

From L-R: Faith Hill, Charli XCX, Carrie Underwood and Mya

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