Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Rihanna Stars in First Puma Ad as Creative Director

Back in December, it was revealed that Rihanna had inked a deal with Puma as Creative Director and now, it appears there's a brand ambassador aspect to her new job as well.  Puma recently shared a peek at the star's first ad campaign in which Rihanna sports a visor, crop top, and the Pulse XT sneakers all branded with Puma's logo.  Hmm....maybe a collection is coming sooner than we thought.  

Style Alert: Michelle Obama in Tadashi Shoji for White House State Dinner

FLOTUS Michelle Obama looked stunning as she and President Obama welcomed the Japanese Prime Minister and his wife at the White House State Dinner yesterday.  She honored their guests by donning a gorgeous purple tulle gown by Japanese-born designer Tadashi Shoji.

Style Alert: Ciara in Walter Mendez for White House State Dinner

New couple alert!  Ciara and Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson made their official debut at the White House State Dinner yesterday looking absolutely stunning.  Ciara showed off her super toned physique in a champagne-colored, halter top gown by Walter Mendez while Russell opted for a classic black tux.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Donatella Versace to Star in Givenchy F/W 2015 Campaign

Riccardo Tisci just announced that none-other-than Donatella Versace will be the face of Givenchy's F/W 2015 campaign.  While the Givenchy creative director has used a slew of his famous friends to front recent campaigns for the design house, this Donatella news was totally unexpected and a bit odd considering she's the head of a big design house herself.  Just consider our minds blown. 

Monday, April 27, 2015

Must Have Monday: Marc by Marc Jacobs Canvas Army Boots

Channel the tough 1990s-inspired attitude of Marc by Marc Jacobs's S/S 2015 show with these black washed-canvas army boots.  They feature a rubber toe cap, chunky track sole and secured with laces at the slouchy fold-down top.  Check them out here and here.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Dope or Nope? Zendaya Coleman in Peter Pilotto at the 2015 Radio Disney Music Awards

Zendaya Coleman hit the red carpet at yesterday's 2015 Radio Disney Music Awards in an embellished two piece look from Peter Pilotto's Spring 2015 collection styled with coordinating Christian Louboutin pumps.  This is a bit too 70s lounge performer for me, but I commend her for being able to walk in those 130mm pumps!

Style Alert: Michelle Obama in Zac Posen for 2015 White House Correspondents' Dinner

Although there were many A-list stars in attendance for the 2015 White House Correspondents' Dinner last night, FLOTUS Michelle Obama definitely stole the show!  Mrs. Obama looked stunning in a floor-length Zac Posen custom beaded gown, plum lipstick and perfect curls.  Her style just keeps getting better and better.

Style Alert: Jennifer Lopez in David Koma for the 2015 Radio Disney Music Awards

Jennifer Lopez made a stylish appearance at the 2015 Radio Disney Music Awards where she was honored for her philanthropic work with the Hero award.  For the occasion, Jennifer wore a two piece, crystal embellished look from David Koma's Spring 2015 collection.  Giuseppe Zanotti sandals rounded out her look.

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. Revamps Its Image

Following another year of sub-par sales and the departure of CEO Michael Jeffries in December, Abercrombie & Fitch Co. is saying goodbye to over sexualized marketing and is working to improve the sensory experience in its stores (including turning on the lights and turning down the music).  The company is also pushing toward creating a more diverse and welcoming environment for sales associates by adopting a less restrictive dress code and eliminating its "Hairstyle Guide" and "Closed Toe Shoe List."

I'm not sure if stripping Abercrombie & Fitch of its trademark aesthetic will help improve sales or simply turn the store into an American Eagle rip off, but time will definitely tell.      

Source: Wall Street Journal 

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Style Alert: Kim Kardashian in Narciso Rodriguez for 'Variety' Power of Women Luncheon

Kim Kardashian was one of the honorees at the Variety Power of Women luncheon in NYC yesterday and rocked a super chic look for the empowering event.  Kim went for a monochromatic ensemble from Narciso Rodriguez's Fall 2015 RTW collection.  Giambattista Valli shoes and a personalized Olympia Le-Tan clutch rounded out her look.

Shop Her Closet: Amber Rose Spotted Wearing Mark Fast x Giuseppe Zanotti

Amber Rose was spotted partying across the pond last night in a look that showcased her infamous curves.  She opted for a body hugging dress by Mark Fast styled with Giuseppe Zanotti double-strap mules.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Style Alert: Zendaya Coleman in Michael Kors for 'Good Morning America' Appearance

Zendaya Coleman made a stylish appearance on Good Morning America earlier this week in a super cute wrap shirt and skirt from Michael Kors' Spring 2015 collection.  White pumps complimented her checked print ensemble perfectly!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Style Alert: Vanessa Hudgens in Alice+Olivia for 'Fun Home' Broadway Premiere

Vanessa Hudgens was spotted at the Broadway opening night performance of Fun Home in NYC on Sunday in a look that was chic with a twist.  She styled an Alice+Olivia floral print crop top and pleated maxi skirt from the brand's Spring 2015 collection (the chic) with a leather biker jacket (the twist).  While I'm not a fan of the matchy-matchy top and skirt, this is still a fun red carpet look.  I love that she added the biker jacket to toughen the look up a bit.  

Look for Less: Coach 'Richmond' Sneakers

Have you been eying a pair of Buscemi 'Atlas' sneakers, but couldn't justify the $890 price tag?  Well, get into Coach's 'Richmond' sneakers made of a soft, rich leather with gold double-turnlock hardware detailing.  At just a fraction of the price, these sneakers have just as much style with their modern take on heritage Coach style.  Get them in black, saddle or white here

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Style Alert: Blake Lively Promotes 'Age of Adaline' in Roksanda Ilincic

While I admit some of Blake Lively's looks while promoting her new flick, Age of Adaline, have been misses, this one is definitely a hit.  The actress made a guest appearance on 'Good Morning America' today in a colorful Roksanda Ilincic dress and matching coat from the Resort 2015 collection.  She styled her look with Christian Louboutin's 'Front Double' pumps which somehow worked amazingly well with her bold look. 

Dope or Nope? Zoe Kravitz in Chanel for 2015 Tribeca Film Festival Chanel Artists Dinner

Zoe Kravitz was spotted at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival Chanel Artists Dinner on Monday in a sweet yet flirty look.  The stylish actress rocked a Chanel ensemble consisting of a cropped pink sweater and patterned a-line skirt.  A pair of white pumps completed her look.

Style Alert: Kim Kardashian in Sophie Theallet for 'Time' 100 Gala

Kim Kardashian brought some dramatic flair to the Time 100 gala in NYC tonight which honored the magazine's recent list of 100 most influential people (one of which is Kanye West).  The reality star opted for an eyelet patterned frock from Sophie Theallet's S/S 2015 collection that featured a plunging neckline and full ballgown.  Kanye styled a velvet blazer over a tattered tee and trousers. 

Style Alert: Scarlett Johansson in Balmain for 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' UK Premiere

Scarlett Johansson made a stunning appearance at the UK premiere of Avengers: Age of Ultron this evening in a multi-colored jumpsuit that gave us a retro-glam feel.  The actress' jumpsuit hails from the Balmain F/W 2015 collection and the pairing of a bold lip and edgy hairstyle rounded out her look perfectly. 

Beyoncé Shows of Apple Watch With Solid Gold Band

Beyoncé recently added a slew of new pics to her website and while showcasing some of her Coachella pics, one bold accessory stood our amongst the rest — a coveted Apple Watch with a solid gold band!  Not only is her custom watch unavailable to the masses, but if it were, the price tag would definitely exceed that of the most expensive Apple Watch Edition (which retails for $20,000). 

Check out all the Apple Watches and pre-order here

Kim Kardashian for 'Variety' Magazine's Power of Women Issue

Kim Kardashian graces the cover of Variety magazine's 'Power of Women' issue and will be honored at the Power Of Women: New York luncheon on April 24 for her contributions to the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.  Shot by Williams+Hirakawa, the issue is available now.

Source: Variety 

Rihanna for 'V' Magazine Summer 2015

Rihanna gives life (as always) on the Summer 2015 cover of V magazine.  Shot by Steven Klein and styled by Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele, the issue hits stands on May 7.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Style Alert: Miley Cyrus in Miu Miu for 30th Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Miley Cyrus attended the 30th Annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction ceremony over the weekend where she helped induct Joan Jett.  She hit the red carpet in a demure look from Miu Miu's Spring 2015 collection that was a mix of super sweet meets school-girl punk.

Must Have Monday: Alexander Wang 'Emile Doctor' Tote

Alexander Wang's structured 'Emile Doctor' tote is this week's Must Have Monday item.  Reworked with a folded, soft base and deceptively roomy, this leather bag opens to an unlined interior that has a removable pouch — perfect for stowing on-the-go essentials.  Choose to carry yours by the top handles or adjustable shoulder strap.  Check it out here.

Red Carpet Fashion: 2015 Academy Of Country Music Awards

The 2015 Academy of Country Music Awards was held last night giving us some gorgeous red carpet looks.

Miranda Lambert was the belle of the ball in this Bibhu Mohapatra F/W 2015 gown which featured a plunging neckline and thigh baring split.   

Style Alert: Nicki Minaj Spotted at Coachella Wearing R13 'Vedder' Shorts

Nicki Minaj was spotted at Coachella over the weekend in a grunge inspired ensemble that included R13's 'Vedder' shorts, a vintage Run DMC tee and boots.  Just get into that headdress though!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Style Alert: Blake Lively in Monique Lhuillier for 'Age of Adaline' NYC Premiere

Blake Lively looked absolutely stunning at the Age of Adaline NYC premiere tonight!  The actress showed off her amazing post baby-bod in a feather and lace gown by Monique Lhuillier styled with plenty of bling. 

Style Alert: Christina Aguilera in Roberto Cavalli for Hakkasan Anniversary Party

Christina Aguilera was on hand for the two year anniversary of Hakkasan nightclub in Las Vegas over the weekend in a look that showed off all her curves.  Christina opted for Roberto Cavalli's 'Ranveli' dress which features an abstract animal print.  Peep-toe platform Christian Louboutin heels rounded out her look.

Dope or Nope? Jaime King Shows Off Baby Bump in Burberry

Jaime King gave the photogs a good look at her pregnant belly at Burberry London's Los Angeles fashion show and after-party on April 16.  The actress stepped out in a completely sheer dress styled with a cropped fur coat and wedge booties.  She was outfitted, of course, in Burberry.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Website Glitch Lists Balenciaga Handbags for $200

Some very lucky fashionistas discovered a system glitch on the Balenciaga website yesterday that caused a number of bags to be incorrectly listed.  Some of the brand's most coveted bags were priced at a mere $200, a fraction of the actual $2,000 price tag.  Balenciaga quickly realized and disabled the site, but not before many purchases had already gone through.  It remains to be seen if those purchases will be fulfilled and the site is currently still down for maintenance.  How funny is that?! 

Source: Fashionista

Kylie Jenner Covers the May 2015 Issue of 'Teen Vogue'

Kylie Jenner goes for understated look on the May 2015 cover of Teen Vogue.  The reality star, who just so happens to be wearing about $40,000 in Cartier Love bracelets on the cover, dishes on moving out and wanting a million babies in the accompanying interview. 

The issue hits newsstands on April 28.

Source: Teen Vogue

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Style Alert: Beyoncé in Bec & Bridge x Giuseppe Zanotti for Boutique Opening

Beyoncé made an appearance at the Giuseppe Zanotti Beverly Hills boutique opening yesterday in a sexy cowgirl inspired ensemble.  Bey styled a Bec & Bridge plunging crop top and pencil skirt with studded Giuseppe Zanotti 'Gun' sandals.  Hot!

Style Alert: Olivia Wilde in H&M Conscious Collection for Pop-Up Shop Opening

Olivia Wilde went rocker chic for The Conscious Pop-Up Shop opening yesterday in NYC.  The actress opted for an expertly tailored H&M Conscious Collection white suit which featured a cape-style blazer with split sleeves worn over a vintage Led Zepplin tee.   

Monday, April 13, 2015

Shop Her Closet: Beyoncé Spotted at Coachella Wearing Saint Laurent 'Bohéme' Dress & Fringed Vest

Celebs love Coachella and Beyoncé makes sure she's in attendance every year.  The super star fit right in with the hippie vibe of the festival with this Saint Laurent 'Bohéme' dress which she styled with a suede fringed vest also by the brand.  Wide brim fedora and ankle boots completed her look.

Red Carpet Fashion: 2015 MTV Movie Awards

The 2015 MTV Movie Awards was held last night in LA giving us some super sexy and fun red carpet looks.

Amber Rose opted for a color-blocked sheath dress styled with Giuseppe Zanotti mules.  I love that Amber was able to show off her infamous curves while still being a bit demure.

Must Have Monday: Balmain 'Kali' Cutout Leather Sandals

Today's Must Have Monday item is a bit of splurge, but totally worth it!  Balmain's 'Kali' sandals are made from a black leather for a quilted appearance – the intricate cutouts elegantly frame your feet and the ankle straps ensure a secure fit.  Accented with a gold metal heel.  Get them here

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Alexander Wang Reveals New Mini Handbags, NOT a Kid's Clothing Line

Alexander Wang had the fashion world speculating that he would soon debut a kid's line, but we now know that his cryptic Instagram posts were actually in reference to his new collection of mini bags.  While I'm a bit disappointed there's no impending children's collection a la North West, the new mini bags are super cute and right on trend for Spring.

Alexander Wang's most popular bags, including the Emile, Rockie, Diego and Marti are now available in a mini version — just don't expect a mini pricetag as the bags will run you between $600 and $1000.  Check them out here.

Jennifer Lopez's Iconic Grammys Look Sparked Creation of Google Images

Google images is pretty much a staple in our everyday lives and apparently, we have Jennifer Lopez to thank for its creation.  In a recent essay on Project Syndicate, Google’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt revealed that JLo's iconic Versace gown at the 2000 Grammy Awards sparked the invention of the popular search tool. Schmidt wrote, “At the time, [the dress] was the most popular search query we had ever seen.  But we had no surefire way of getting users exactly what they wanted: J­-Lo wearing that dress. Google Image Search was born.”

How cool is that?

Style Alert: Kristen Stewart in Self-Portrait at Screening of 'Clouds Of Sils Maria'

Kristen Stewart showed off her signature edgy style when she stepped out for the Film Independent at LACMA screening and Q&A of Clouds Of Sils Maria last week.  She opted for a sexy jumpsuit by UK brand Self-Portrait which featured a long-sleeved macramé top, allowing Kristen to show off a hint of skin underneath.  Pointed toe pumps rounded out her look.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Must Have Monday: Sophia Webster 'Rosa' Sandals

If you've ever wanted a grown up version of the jelly sandal, this week's Must Have Monday item is for you!  Sophia Webster's 'Rosa' sandals are rainbow jellies with a fluoro coral heel.  How cute?!  Check them out here.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Dope or Nope? Rita Ora in Tommy Hilfiger Fall 2015 for Designer's Paris Boutique Opening

Rita Ora attended Tommy Hilfiger's Paris boutique opening yesterday in a look that was straight off the designer's Fall 2015 runway.  Rita's varsity-inspired ensemble included an over-sized, striped parka with lace-up wedge booties.