I love flowy dresses for special events and Sonja Morgan (earlier this month) hosted Nickelodeon's Orange Carpet Premiere! Yellow is definitely the color of the season and my closet. But there are other fabulous chiffon gowns that you should have on your list. I'm loving Oscar de la Renta's one shoulder silk number which is fabulous and makes you look like the belle of the ball. I also love Halston Heritage's Ocean Degrade Hem dress which has a gradiating hue that also allows a bit of skin to show so that everyone can see how fab your shoes are. I also love this necklace by Bidermann which is a cuff and accents your neck (this works with all three dresses). These dresses have a bit of the Grecian aesthetic so Cathy Waterman's, Gold Laurel Leaf Ring is the perfect way to complete this look.
I am obsessed with kimono's and love infusing that aesthetic within my look whenever I can! With that said, I love Matthew Williamson created this fab Kyoto dress which embraces a palette of white, yellow and gray. I'm loving the wrap style, chiffon material and the sleeves. This look was inspired by my love for finding the perfect item to wear when you're having those meetings that you know are career changing whether you're talking about designers, brands, etc. You want to show that you're chic while showcasing your own sense of style.
which has a fab bib necklace that will definitely be a conversation starter. Slip on this topaz ring from Bora which has an antiqued look that truly compliments this look. Anthropologie has a phenom hammered golden cuff by Barden Brook, that incorporates beading as well as stones. I love having a pop of a new hue that has yet to be introduced within this look. Nancy Gonzalez never disappoints with this pleated pything clutch which mixes two hues of grey and cream together and is fab with this dress. Finally, slip on heels that beg to be the center of attention! Fendi's peep toe Watersnake Platform Pumps have a peep toe as well as a super sweet bow that truly brings the look together!
ABC's Modern Family was a win before an award even went out (amazing that all the adults in this show were nominated with the show taking away an award for Outstanding Comedy for the second year in the row, wins for writing, directing and also for supporting actor and actress Ty Burrell and Julie Bowen) Sofia Vergara stunned on the red carpet in a chiffon custom dress Vera Wang. Not only was she wearing a vibrant coral color one-shouldered crepe gown with chiffon draping and tumbled tulle (which I have to say that although red is amazing, when you're walking a red carpet you may want to rethink that choice - interesting to see that it was a dominant color theme of the night) but her accessories were phenomenal. While I watched the red carpet coverage, I thought she had accessories by Columbian designers; however, it seems that she is rocking jewelry by Lorraine Schwartz Jewelry (I'll have to double check). She rocked Casadei heels and her makeup looked phenomenal.
Makeup artist Kayleen McAdams, worked her gorge look by using COVERGIRL (who sponsored Kitten Lounge's NYFW 4th Anniversary Cocktail Party) by starting with her face and using COVERGIRL Invisible Concealer in Honey which was place under her eyes and wherever else she needed it. Next, COVERGIRL Simply Ageless Foundation in Soft Honey (#255) was applied and set with COVERGIRL’s Clean Pressed Powder in Warm Beige (#145). To finish this base, Kayleen used COVERGIRL’s Simply Ageless Sculpting Blush in Plush Peach and set that cream blush with COVERGIRL’s Classic Colors Blush in Natural Glow.
The eyes truly allow Sofia to pop as the diva that she always is (I also love the prep that was used for this as I am a huge fan of the Queen collection. Kayleen used COVERGIRL Queen Collection 1-Kit Eyeshadow in Hot Toffee in the crease, COVERGIRL Liquiline Eyeliner in Black Fire along the top and bottom lash line, COVERGIRL Queen Collection 1-Kit Eyeshadow in Black Tie along the top and bottom lash line to set the eyeliner and completed this portion with COVERGIRL Lash Blast Volume mascara in Very Black. Finally, COVERGIRL LipPerfection Lipcolor in Rapture (#280) was applied to give this perfect look that was red carpet ready.
Every award season coverage and looks are better than the previous one - which is always something that I hope for. As a whole, I'm glad to see the installation of the Stiletto Cam that took place on E's Red Carpet as well as everyone stepping it up so that accessories took a much bigger stage then they have in the past.
Congrats to Sofia who is having the launch of her line later on this week as well as to the cast of Modern Family. In addition, here are ways that you could achieve the accessories that Sofia did even if you don't have the connection of the phenomenal Columbian designers that Sofia wore - more deets on that (you'll see in today's post I am giving you an idea of how you can complete the look). As always, this post will be updated to let you know who she's wearing!
There is something to be said about embracing black - it's not to say that it is drab or that it is even morbid. But in many ways, it is super romantic especially during the holiday season. Many people feel that when you are wearing something that is predominantly black, that the only way to make it look phenomenal is to pop in another color. I say that although that is totally an option, there is something slightly whimsical about taking black and adding more into it to bring out that inner ballerina look and feel. As soon as I saw this tulle dress by BCBG, I knew that I wanted to maintain the black theme and to continue the dream like sense from this gorgeous pair of Christian Louboutin chiffon pumps (which the little polka dots are super cute) and then to add in more whimsy with these amazing Hello Kitty earrings in onyx which pair amazingly well with the ring from Tiffany's. Together, everything has such an allure to it that you can just imaging being the belle of the ball. This same look can be re-interpreted within a number of looks whether it is a ball gown or it is a much shorter number. These are great items to take into account when you are getting dressed for the holiday season or even the biggest night of the year or the first one of the next!
I've been a fan of Nicole Miller since I can remember. My earliest memories are her scarves and her wedding dresses! Then last year I filmed an episode on a reality show To Be a Star as a Mentor and although I didn't work with Nicole, I was pleased to hear that she was a mentor on another episode of this reality show that worked to educate girls about all aspects of being a star in the industry! Fast forward to a few months ago when I went to a launch of her newest fragrance at Saks and I had the opportunity to meet her. She has such a sense of style and is so passionate about what she does and being apart of each portion of the process. I remember when someone was gushing about one of her favorite dresses and they said that they loved it because they always thought of her designs as classic. Without missing a beat, Nicole laughed and said that she never thought of her work as classic but that they were modern.
That line stuck with me as I sat at the gorgeous space of 82 Mercer as the madness of Fashion Night Out was only moments away. From the color palettes to the use of chiffon, each piece was whimsical art that hit the runway. As usual, I have included two looks that just struck me! You could also see Cassie loved it as much as everyone else. The trend of whimsy and chiffon has been floating from one show to the next but I feel that by the end of Fashion Week I will still be buzzing about these looks.
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