Archive for June, 2012

June 30, 2012

Model Irina Shyak Unveiled as the New Face of Morellato

Stylish model Irina Shyak certainly has a lot to smile about, in the ever-changing face of the fashion world it’s not everyday that a model lands a campaign deal to represent an entire brand (those type of contracts are usually reserved for famous actors, actresses, musicians & other entertainers) these days. The Italian luxury jewellery brand (established in Venice in 1931) aims to bring jewellery into your every day life by making every moment feel as precious as their jewels.

The necklace is from the Pendant cult collection available at morellato.com

Style Switch: Irina’s Style for less

Rare Skater Dress With Stud Embellishment – $47 at asos.com


Aldo Bracker Strappy Neon Contrast Sandals – $75 at asos.com

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Photo Credit: Bauer Griffin, Morellato.it, Morellato.com, Polyvore.com and Asos.com

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June 29, 2012

Bollywood Fashion Update: Hitched! Meet the Takhtanis

Indian actress Esha Deol is now Mrs Esha Deol-Takhtani. Deol and her businessman hubby Bharat Takhtani tied the knot Friday in India before a close-knit group of family and friends. The bride and groom both wore custom-made outfits by Neeta Lulla. I guess I spoke too soon when a few days ago I applauded Deol for opting to wear a non-traditional designer (Rocky S) for her sangeet because she ended up predictably (Neeta and daughter Niksha Lulla were the only fashion designers who attended her sangeet) wearing a traditional wedding designer on her wedding day. I cannot knock her fashion game though, she looked magnificent.
Cheers to the newlyweds.
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Photo Credit: DK

June 28, 2012

Salma Hayek Covers Instyle Magazine – July 2012

Busy month for actress and fashionista Salma Hayek, what with the promotional tour for her upcoming film ‘Savages’ and now being the cover girl for Instyle (US) magazine’s month of July. Dressed in a pink corseted mini dress by Alexander McQueen, earrings by Harry Winston and a Bottega Veneta necklace, Hayek looks so poised that a this point, she could probably do this in her sleep. The issue is on newsstands now.

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Photo Credit: Instyle US

June 27, 2012

Bollywood Fashion Update: Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan’s Yummy-Mummy Sidewalk Style

Not that it should matter to anybody but Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan appears to be steadily losing the baby-weight she had infamously received so much flack for following the recent birth of her daughter, Aaradhya Bachchan. The Indian actress and former Miss World has often be spotted in a long black Mullet shrug-coat (pictured) which seems to be her go to fashion accessory in light of her newly fuller figure and I have to say it is very flattering. In my personal opinion, when a person does not shop for a lot of clothing in a new size/shape they are in (especially following weight gain), it seems to indicate an eagerness to get back to the figure they once were. Hopefully, when she does people will realise that she owes them nothing.

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Photo Credit: TOI, IANS & India Today

June 26, 2012

Hollywood Fashion Update: Salma Hayek and Blake Lively Light Up the ‘Savages’ Premiere in California

Blake Lively (left) never ceases to amaze me, the fact that she never uses a stylist yet manages to pick the right outfit and styles herself perfectly each time she steps out on the red carpet is quite commendable. Here she is at the premiere of her latest film ‘Savages’ in a swirly striped beige and black figure accentuating Zuhair Murad, sensibly paired with her Veronica Lake-esque hair-do and on trend red lips, in fact only one other person came close to stealing her fashion thunder on the red carpet Monday evening in Westwood, California and that was her co-star Salma Hayek in a green floor-length-sequins-embellished Gucci number. Fashion on.

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Photo Credit; PCN & Bauer Griffin

June 25, 2012

Bollywood Fashion Update: Actress Esha Deol Rocks Designer Rocky S at Her Pre-Wedding Party

The wedding festivities have begun for actress Esha Deol, the daughter of legendary Bollywood actors Dharmendra Deol and Hema Malini. In many Indian traditions, wedding ceremonies and festivities can last up to a week. The bollywood bride showed up at her sangeet (festival of song and dance) draped in a golden orange lehenga choli (skirt and small blouse) designed by edgy designer and one of Fashionwidget’s favourites, Rocky S. Bharat Takhtani, her handsome husband-to-be is not from the film industry.

I have to admit, when I heard whispers that Deol was going to be wearing something by Rocky S, I was thrilled because it takes a really bold and gutsy girl to want to shy away from the traditional favourites like Manish Malhotra, Ritu Kumar, Neeta Lulla and Sabyasachee Mukherjee in favour of a designer known for his innovative yet often risqué designs. Let’s not ignore the fact that Ms. Deol’s main squeeze is a total hit in his navy blue velvet embroidered sherwani suit, the bride-to-be made sure to remind everybody who the original ‘Dhoom’ girl (akin to bond girl, in India) truly is by showing off her assets while remaining stylish and classy. To a truly stunning couple, best wishes.

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Photo Credit: DK for Feme Fashions, RO for Fashionwidget & IANS.

June 23, 2012

The New Face of Fashion: Supermodel Joan Smalls covers W Magazine

The New Face of Fashion: Supermodel Joan Smalls covers W Magazine

IMG International’s Joan Smalls graces the cover of W Magazine for July 2012. The Supermodel style issue which also previews trends for Fall is on newsstands now.

N.B. Doesn’t she remind you of Tyra Banks (a little bit) in this shot?

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Photo Credit: W & MBFW

June 22, 2012

YSL Reboot: Yves Saint Laurent to Become Saint Laurent Paris

Credit: Pretaporter

Yves Saint Laurent, the founding father of the renowned fashion house of the same name died in 2008 and now the powers that remain at the helm of the brand have announced that YSL will soon be known simply as SLP, Saint Laurent Paris. This is a very bold and not to mention risky move, changing the name of a successfully established and legendary brand.

What do you think?

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Photo Credit: Pretaporter

June 21, 2012

Sidewalk Style: Penelope Cruz Expresses Her Love For Espresso Head-To-Toe

Sidewalk Style: Penelope Cruz Expresses Her Love For Espresso Head-To-Toe

Attending a screening of ‘From Rome with love’ last evening in New York City, new mum and Academy-award-winning actress Penelope Cruz sent temperatures rising (seriously, it was like 100° yesterday) in a skin-tight lacy (if I had to guess, Dolce & Gabbana but correct me if I’m wrong) espresso-brown mini dress. What I love most about this look is the fact that everything matches to a tee (shoes, clutch, dress, hair) and the length of the dress is just right. This looks like a woman who is comfortable in her own skin and therefore does not feel the need to try so hard at all. In fine form, Mrs. Javier Bardem.

Go Penelope!

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Photo Credit: Wireimage

June 20, 2012

Sidewalk Style: Kim Kardashian Gets Peplum-ed in Paris

Parisian Style?

Kim K.

Fashionwidget’s Verdict: Kim Kardashian is very stylish but this look begs the question. Beige can be a very cruel colour on curvy girls as there is nowhere to hide unless you are wearing a beige ball gown. Perhaps, a body sculpting silhouette would have been more flattering (and not to mention forgiving) on the well-endowed Kardashian. The doggy-collar chain in on-trend but I’m not sure I like it with this ensemble and I also would have preferred colourful strappy heels instead of playing it safe in typical noir.

THE LOOK DONE OVER by Fashionwidget

Sporty Peplum Boudoir Inspired Dress – $1,090 at suzannah.com


Peplum Piped Dress – 1,090 at suzannah.com


Bottega Veneta Strappy Colourblock Sandals – $469 at Barneys

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Photo Credit: PCN & Polyvore

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