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A Fashionistas Blog: January 2011

Monday, January 31, 2011

2011 SAG Awards Red Carpet Best Dressed: Mila Kunis in Alexander McQueen

Love, love, love!!! Mila Kunis just insanely gorgeous in Alexander McQueen. The vibrant blood orange and print was so spectacular. Love the sweetheart neckline, tiny belt, and jewelry by Cartier. Easily the best dressed of the night. My favorite from this awards season.

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2011 SAG Awards Red Carpet Best Dressed: Angie Harmon in Monique Lhuilllier

Angie Harmon glided across the red carpet in a pale pink feathered Monique Lhuillier gown. It's every girls' dream; so modern ballerina. Shoes by Brian Atwood. Beyond!!

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2011 SAG Awards Red Carpet Best Dressed: Natalie Portman in Azzaro

Natalie Portman was every bit of stunning in a strapless Azzaro gown. White on the red carpet is always to die! The dress wasn't too tight and showed us just enough of her baby bump. Gorgeous!!! Jewelry by Tiffany & Co.

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2011 SAG Awards Red Carpet Best Dressed: Lea Michele in Oscar de la Renta

Glee star Lea Michele is back on the hit list with an amazingly glamorous Oscar de la Renta. Unlike her pink Golden Globes gown, this silhouette really shows off her figure. Love it. Super sexy!! Jewels by Tiffany & Co and Sergio Rossi heels.

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2011 SAG Awards Red Carpet Best Dressed: Jane Krakowski in Badgley Mischka

The very pregnant and fabulous Jane Krakowski showed off her baby bump in a metallic one-shoulder Badgley Mischka. She looked so amazing and modern. Earrings by Lorraine Schwartz.

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2011 SAG Awards Red Carpet Best Dressed: Sarah Hyland in Max Mara

Modern Family's Sarah Hyland is quickly becoming a red carpet favorite. She was simply gorgeous is an orange column Max Mara gown and Me & Ro jewels. Perfect makeup and love her soft curls.

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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Fabulous for Less Under $250: Cozy Chic

Living in southern California, we really don't get much of a winter. I admit, we're a bit isolated from the rest of the country. But last week's trip to the Twin Cities brought it all back. Hello, it's definitely winter season.

The wool coat, chunky sweaters, scarves, and boots... I was piling on the layers. In this fab for less, we're going for cozy chic in soft knits and cold weather basics.

The Look: Day-to-day, I love the idea of bundling up in a cropped sweater layered with a tank and knit jacket. Comfortable and easy with a lot of stretch. Here, it's about mixing patterns; classic stripes finished with a chic floral scarf. Skinnies, leggings or knit pants are all fabulous options for this look. And nothing is easier than flat boots for battling the snow. Love the toughness of this lace-up style by ALDO.

Tip: Scarves are the perfect accessory for adding polish to your look. In pales, brights, florals or abstract prints, they're a gotta have it year-round. Click on photo for larger view.

"Cozy Chic"

Forever 21 Stretch Knit Moto Jacket $24.80
Vintage Havana Striped Crop Sweater in Gray $48
(Total $241.37)

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Gotta Have It: Diane von Furstenberg Ruffled Trench Coat

Looking ahead to spring... What to buy and what to bring back? There's one wardrobe staple that never goes out of style; it's the classic trench. And this Diane von Furstenberg just redefines classic tailoring with sophisticated details. The stand collar with asymmetrical ruffle is so chic and feminine. Obsessed!

Diane von Furstenberg Ruffled Trench Coat

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Monday, January 17, 2011

2011 Golden Globes Red Carpet Best Dressed: Eva Longoria in Zac Posen

Okay, would have loved color from Eva Longoria this year, but cannot deny the fabulousness of this Zac Posen. Cap sleeves really add an unexpected twist to this glam dress. Major curves and super sexy cut-out back. Diamonds by Neil Lane and Sergio Rossi clutch.

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2011 Golden Globes Red Carpet Best Dressed: Sarah Hyland in Max Azria

Modern Family's Sarah Hyland so lovely in a nude Max Azria Atelier. Such a beautiful dress and age-appropriate for this rising star. Love the sweetheart neckline and lace overlay.

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2011 Golden Globes Red Carpet Best Dressed: Julianne Hough in Marchesa

Now this is the way to do black on the red carpet! Dancing With the Stars Julianne Hough goes Cleopatra-esque with a dramatic high neckline in Marchesa. Love that she's going more daring with her look. Hot!!!

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2011 Golden Globes Red Carpet Best Dressed: Nicole Kidman in Prada

Rabbit Hole star Nicole Kidman totally wowed in Prada. So demure yet modern and sexy. Love the cream sequins and dainty bow defining her waistline. One of her best red carpet moments.

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2011 Golden Globes Red Carpet Best Dressed: Mila Kunis in Vera Wang

Mila Kunis, one of many in green and gorgeous in a one-shoulder Vera Wang gown. Such a striking color and her body looks insane!! Excited to see more from this Black Swan star. She's stunning. Jewelry by Lorraine Schwartz and Yves Saint Laurent shoes.

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Sunday, January 16, 2011

2011 Golden Globes Red Carpet Best Dressed: Jennifer Lopez in Zuhair Murad

Absolutely love this softer side of Jennifer Lopez in designer Zuhair Murad. There's something so ethereal yet glamorous about this look. The way the dress just skims her curves; it's draping done so right. In love with the sheer crystal encrusted capelet. Diamonds by Harry Winston, Swarovski crystal clutch, and shoes by Christian Louboutin.

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2011 Golden Globes Red Carpet Best Dressed: Emma Stone in Calvin Klein

Easy A star Emma Stone wearing one of the hottest trends of the season in a peachy pale Calvin Klein Collection. This was one of my favorites of the night. The cap sleeves, high neckline, and open back design made for a super sexy red carpet look. Loved the fresh makeup and light updo. Jewelry by Van Cleef & Arpels, Bulgari diamonds, and Calvin Klein clutch.

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2011 Golden Globes Red Carpet Best Dressed: Olivia Wilde in Marchesa

Presenter and Tron star Olivia Wilde was first to hit the Golden Globes red carpet. A surprising choice in a shimmering ombre chocolate Marchesa, but total stunner!!! Amazzzing dress. Gorgeous girl. Winner!

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2011 Golden Globes Red Carpet Best Dressed: Angelina Jolie in Versace

Angelina Jolie just effortless in a sparkling emerald Versace dress. With her dark hair and pale makeup, the color is perfection . Love that she's all covered up yet still exudes such amazing sex appeal.

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Friday, January 14, 2011

Taylor Swift, Mila Kunis, Malin Akerman & Zoe Saldana: Who Wore J. Mendel Best?

With the People's Choice Awards just last week, the Critics' Choice Awards tonight, and the Golden Globes set for Sunday... Awards season is in full swing! And we're seeing one particular designer already stealing the red carpet. From Taylor Swift to Zoe Saldana, the starlets sure are lovin' them some J. Mendel. All working their own style, but who do you think wore it best? Can we expect more this Sunday at the Golden Globes?

Taylor Swift at the People's Choice Awards in a peachy silk chiffon hand pleated dress with beaded belt and nude peep-toes.

'Black Swan' star Mila Kunis in a strapless taupe silk chiffon dress with tiered skirt and nude platforms.

Actress Malin Akerman also at the People's Choice Awards in an ivory textured cap sleeve dress with pleated hem and red heels and clutch.

Zoe Saldana hits the J. Mendel Audi Golden Globes Party in a pale grey leather strapless dress with ruffles and Brian Atwood peep-toes.

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Designer Sale Alert: Moschino

It's luxury for less at Moschino! Can't believe all the gorgeous pieces on sale at 60% off. I've got my eyes on everything "pale." Wear them now and into spring. Love!!

Note: add a skinny belt to define that waistline.

3/4 Dress in Pink

3/4 Dress in Beige

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Friday, January 7, 2011

Get Ready for Spring 2011 Fashion Trends

It's always tough to shift gears after the holidays. But with the start of a new year, there's no better time than now to begin planning for Spring. And after a season filled with black, greys, creams, and "military," my wardrobe is dying for a dose of color.

Yes... Color and lots of it. From Michael Kors to Naeem Khan, the runways were bursting with bold yellows, blues, and oranges. Offering a sophisticated note, designers also introduced a palette of pales and blush hues. Always a favorite, the return of bold prints and lush floral gardens as seen at D&G. And get ready for a touch of 70s fever with retro inspired prints, jumpsuits, and the high-waisted pant as wardrobe musts.

So what to buy this Spring season: major brights, prints (graphic to ikat), sheers, florals, flouncy ruffles mixed with a palette of pales and whites.


Michael Kors



Marc Jacobs

Tory Burch

Naeem Khan

Oscar de la Renta

Diane von Furstenberg


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Monday, January 3, 2011

Designer Sample Sale Alert: Jodi Arnold

Wish I was in NYC right now... Designer Jodi Arnold is having a fab sample sale starting today through Jan 16th!! In love with her gorgeous dresses, modern prints, and chic separates.

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