Posts tagged ‘Fashion Forward’

September 9, 2011

Fashion’s Night Out at The Galleria – Simon Fashion Now September 8th 2011

WHAT:  Simon Fashion Now presented by Cadillac

WHO: Fashion Designers and Collections from Fendi, Jimmy Choo, Max Mara, Neiman Marcus, Macy’s and more…

WHEN: September 8th 2011

WHERE: The Galleria, Houston, Texas

FASHIONWIDGET’S VERDICT: In spite of  all the flash mob dancers, pyrotechnics, confetti, vamp dance acts and other shenanigans, the clothes and shoes from Fendi and Jimmy Choo were the highlights of the show which was scheduled to begin at 8pm but did not get underway until much later. Spring/Summer 2012 looks very promising with lots of tailored mini skirt suits, knee-high boots, fur (if you choose to wear it) , peep-toe strappy shoes, fascinators, lots of colour and more.  This was my first time at the Galleria and I must say the mall was pretty impressive on its own without adding the FASHION NOW effect. I only wish I could have stayed in town longer to see the skating rink within the mall which was converted into a runway for the fashion shows. The Houston fashion scene, which is pretty much new to the Fashion’s Night Out scene as celebrated the world over, earns a C+ from me because I certainly found myself missing New York City. 🙂

PHOTO CREDIT: Cadillac and Simon

 

 

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July 18, 2011

More Proof Kelis Was “GAGA” Before Gaga

FASHION FORWARD

Kelis

Kelis

Fashionwidget Verdict:Let’s face it, we’ve known Kelis for a very long time and she has always been and dressed like this. Looking comfortably chic in her sequined skeleton outfit , a Spiky black  fascinator and sequined golden pumps while performing at Victoria Park this weekend, the diva proved once again that she won’t be giving up her unique style for anyone. Go on girl!

 Photo Credit: Bauer Griffin

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July 8, 2011

Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture F/W 2011/2012 – ELIE SAAB

THE FASHIONWIDGET PICK

ARRIVALS

PHOTOCALL

THE RUNWAY SHOW

WHO: ELIE SAAB

WHAT: Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture F/W 2011/12

WHEN: July 6th 2011

WHERE: Paris, France

TRENDS: Silver-tone, Silver sequin accents, Silver-tone heels, Long flowing fluid gowns, gradual shade transitions, Thigh high slits, fluid skirts (long and short), shimmering gowns, nude pumps, fluid tulle, strappy heels, deep v-cuts (back and neckline), oval scoop back cuts

SHOWSTOPPER: That grayish/greyish-silver wedding gown showcased at the very end of the show.

Photo Credit: Julien M. Hekimian/Getty Images Europe, PacicficCoastNews.com

Video Credit: Fatale FashionII

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June 23, 2011

Cameron Diaz Storms NYC In Style + Style Snag & Fashionwidget’s Sidewalk/Street Style Top Picks of the Week

SOUTH BEACH, FL June 19th 2011

Bajra Exclusive Ombre Gauze Oversized Scarf: Blue - $159 - intermixonline.com

Or Bargain…

Improvd Dripping Paint Pattern Scarf - $29 - tobi.com

LOS ANGELES, June 2oth 2011

Bottega Veneta Roma Veneta Tote - $3,400 - neimanmarcus.com

PALOMA BARCELO' - 120MM CRISS CROSS ESPADRILLE WEDGES - $270 (€187) - luisaviaroma.com

Or Bargain…

Jessica Simpson Handbag, Tribeca Straw Satchel - $73 - macys.com

Guess Shoes Darlisha 2 - White LL - $100 - heels.com

NEW YORK CITY, June 2oth 2011

GIANMARCO LORENZI Closed-toe slip-ons - Item 44323124 - $295 - yoox.com

Or Bargain…

DEPHILLIPS - $40 - aldoshoes.com

Jimmy Choo Lance - Strappy Patent Sandal Footwear - $675 - footcandyshoes.com

Or Bargain…

Chinese Laundry Hide Away - Leather Natural - $90 - heels.com

PARIS, June 2oth 2011

Report Signature Ainslie - Black - $250 - heels.com

Or Bargain…

2 Lips Too Women's Too Harass Open-Toe Pump - $45 - endless.com

NEW YORK CITY, June 23rd 2011

SOLD Design Lab 'Houston' High Heel Bell Flare Jeans $242 - asos.com

NEW YORK CITY, June 21st 2011

Ivanka Trump Chalta2 - Black Multi Fab - $120 - heels.com

NEW YORK CITY, June 21st 2011

Balenciaga Giant City Tote - $1,795 - mytheresa.com

Or Bargain…

Black twist lock satchel - $42 (£26) - dorothyperkins.com

ASOS PASSION Peep Toe Court Shoes - $43 - asos.com

CHELSEA, LONDON June 23rd, 2011

Pippa Short Sleeve Herringbone Dress - $148 - bloomingdales.com

CHELSEA, LONDON, June 23rd, 2011

Sylvie Schimmel Fox Blitch-Mix Vest - $1,235 (€859) - veryeickhoff.com

Or Bargain…

Faux-Fur Vest - $72 - yesstyle.com

WEST HOLLYWOOD, June 21st 2011

Keepall 45 with Shoulder Strap - $1,435 - louisvuitton.com

WEST HOLLYWOOD, June 21st 2011

Mischa Barton Bernie Cross Body Handbag, Blush - $73 (£45) - johnlewis.com

Boston, MA June 21st 2011

Laundry by Shelli Segal Pleated Chiffon Halter Dress - $245 - bloomingdales.com

Or Bargain…

Grass Dress, Sleeveless V-Neck Eyelet Ruffle Tie A-Line - $45 - macys.com

LOS ANGELES, June 21st 2011

Theodora & Callum Patterned Linen Lace-Up Wedge, Pink - $395 - bergdorfgoodman.com

Or Bargain…

BP. Cork Wedge Sandal - $30 - nordstrom.com

In Order of Appearance: Katie Holmes, Eva Mendes, Cameron Diaz, Fergie, Molly Sims, Cameron Diaz, Liv Tyler, Pippa Middleton, Liz Hurley, Kim Kardashian, Nicky Hilton, Leighton Meester & Selma Blair

Photo Credit: PacificCoastNews.com, Bauer Griffin, Brian Flannery/FlynetPictures.com (for Liv Tyler), Flynetpictures.com and Polyvore

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June 7, 2011

The Best of the CFDA Fashion Awards 2011 – Fashionwidget’s Street/Sidewalk Style Slideshow + Top 10 Best Dressed Picks

BEST DRESSED TEN

WHO: The Fashion World according to NYC

WHAT: CFDA Fashion Awards 2011 – Sidewalk/Street Style

WHEN: June 6th 2011

WHERE: New York City (where else?)

FASHIONWIDGET’S VERDICT: For once at a fashion event, there were more best dressed people than there were worst dressed. We are… ***Speechless***

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Photo Credit: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images North America and Kelly Bensimmon

June 3, 2011

Colour Blocking with Iman in a Show-Stopping Design by Prabal Gurung – Fashionwidget’s GET THE LOOK Series

SHOW-STOPPER

WHO: Iman

WHAT: Gordon Parks Foundation awards dinner and auction

WHEN: June 1, 2011

WHERE: Gotham Hall, New York City

FASHIONWIDGET’S VERDICT: We did not have Spring in New York City this year so we gladly welcomed this amazingly colourful Prabal Gurung Spring 2011 frock as soon as we spotted it on the red carpet worn by Supermodel Iman Bowie. It has been said that extremely beautiful women usually rely on their beauty to carry them through everything including fashion. That is not the case with Iman, a woman over 50 with a fashion sense that is as forward thinking as it is sophisticated and revolutionary. Many would argue that she is a beneficiary of the fact that she has been in fashion for a good portion of her life thus far but I say you cannot by style and you can buy class. You either have it or you don’t and this woman has it times 2. Beauty and grace with style to boot.

SHOP PRABAL GURUNG

Prabal Gurung blue cerulean one shoulder draped dress – $2,585 (1.795 EUR) – montaignemarket.com

Photo Credit: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images North America and Polyvore

May 30, 2011

The Era of the Rockera – Shakira’s Concert Style in Barcelona

ROCKERA STYLE

WHO: Shakira

WHAT: Concert Style

WHEN: May 28th 2011

WHERE: Lluis Campanys Olympic Stadium, Barcelona, Spain.

FASHIONWIDGET’S VERDICT: Before these set of pics, we hadn’t seen Shakira since the success of her world cup anthem reached its peak late in 2010. We are glad to see that she is still successfully on her world tour promoting her current album ‘Sale el Sol’ and managing to send us stylish postcards of her wardrobe along the way courtesy of our friends at Getty Images Europe who attended one of her shows in Barcelona over the weekend. We especially love the Marchesa-ish cobalt blue tulle dress(worn to perform a ballad we hope). B+

DRESS LIKE A ROCKERA

GUESS ‘Never’ Over the Knee Boot – $225 – nordstrom.com

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Photo Credit: Robert Marquardt/Getty Images Europe

May 25, 2011

NYC Sidewalk Style with Selita Ebanks – GET THE LOOK

SERIOUSLY STYLISH

WHO: Selita Ebanks

WHAT: Sidewalk Style – Monoi Repairing Collection launch at Sephora

WHEN: May 24th, 2011

WHERE: New York City, NY

FASHIONWIDGET’S VERDICT: Simple yet busy. Classy yet edgy. We love those Christian Louboutin Lady Daf Mary Jane Pumps, they match her print mini dress and that sassy auburn haircut perfectly. This is an Easy A from the entire Fashionwidget team and you can get the look below (haircut optional).

GET THE LOOK

Strapless foil printed jersey dress Z by Zandra Rhodes - $55 - theoutnet.com

PAVE SILVER STARTER NECKLACE - $68 - juicycouture.com

Lady Daf Platform Mary Jane Pumps - $995 - saksfifthavenue.com

Photo Credit: PacificCoastNews.com and Polyvore

May 19, 2011

Cannes Film Festival 2011 Day 9 – Fashion for a Cause – amFAR Gala

DEFINITIVE STYLE

WHO: Gwen Stefani, Janet Jackson, Courtney Love, Rosario Dawson, Doutzen Kroes, Michelle Rodriguez, Freida Pinto et.al.

WHAT: amFAR Gala 2011 – Cinema Against AIDS

WHEN: MAY 19TH, 2011

WHERE: CANNES, FRANCE

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Fashionwidget’s Verdict: Models versus Actresses versus Singers versus Designers, every single one of them showed up with their fashionista game face on. We Especially loved the colourful statements made by Doutzen Kroes and Janet Jackson in a two-tone Haider Ackmermann dress. The fashion was simply stellar on the amFAR red carpet this year as expected.  We loved the Jean Fares, the Chanel(s) and the Givenchy Couture(s), we also cherished looks from L.A.M.B (Gwen Stefani was a showstopper in her black halter ensemble) and Atelier Versace. It is with sincere hope that we wonder if it was as much fun for all these divas to strut in their latest designer threads for a worthy cause as it was for us to watch and offer our opinions. We also hope some serious money was raised to benefit AIDS research. For more information about the American Foundation for AIDS Research (amFAR ) and how you can volunteer/donate/spread the word please follow the link(s) as listed below.

http://www.amfar.org/ (The amFAR Official site)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AmfAR (Research History)

Photo Credit: Bauer Griffin & Getty Images Europe

May 11, 2011

RAFW S/S 2011/12 – The Best of Women’s RTW 2

RTW 2

WHO: Blessed Are The Meek, None The Richer, Guanabana & Wonders Cease

WHAT: Rosemount Australia Fashion Week

WHEN: May 3rd 2011

WHERE: Sydney, Australia

MORE FASHIONWIDGET PICKS FROM THE COLLECTIONS

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Photo Credit: Ryan Pierse/Getty Images AsiaPac

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