February 25, 2013 at 10:41 am , by Gabrielle Porcaro
So I am not going to lie I was a bit under-whelmed by the fashion last night. I mean, one of my favorite dresses was Jamie Foxx’s daughter, random yes? One big trend on the red carpet was metallics. Naomi Watt’s Armani Privé silver-sequined, cut-out dress was one of my favorites. I thought it was modern, unique, and she looked gorgeous–as usual. Nominee Jessica Chastain shined in bronze. Chicago stars, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Renee Zellweger both went for gold and Jennifer Hudson chose a metallic blue Roberto Cavalli gown.
Another one of my favorite looks was Stacy Keibler. I just loved her Gatsby look with the deco Naeem Khan dress and soft wavy hair. Halle Berry rocked it out in Versace–it was a very sexy, Dynasty moment. Yes those were shoulder pads and yes she can really make anything look hot! Nicole Kidman looked stunning in her L’Wren Scott black and gold dress, as did Amanda Seyfried in her gold leaf embellished McQueen. Sandra Bullock’s Elle Saab crystal embellished black gown and Adele’s performance dress both twinkled.
February 12, 2013 at 11:24 am , by Gabrielle Porcaro
Yes, we know it’s still cold out but we are just so darn excited about spring! You might not be ready, whether physically or emotionally, to start shopping for spring clothing but why not get a head start on some accessories. Here are some must haves!
January 30, 2013 at 7:25 am , by Gabrielle Porcaro
The color red is having a moment. From numerous gorgeous gowns at the Golden Globes, a sexy Jessica
Rabbit Chastain at the SAG Awards, and most importantly, Michelle Obama’s Inaugural Ball Jason Wu moment. Not to mention Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. It’s seems about the best time to grab some red sexy things. Here are a few ideas…
Support meets sexy in this red, lace demi bra. Chantelle, $68.
Comfy and cute pjs are a must. Gap cami $24.95, shorts, $19.95.
If thongs are your thing then this is soft lace one is a must. Aerie, $12.50
A matching set will keep you feeling good all day long. Asos bra, $29.94 and hipster, $15.79
Bandeaus are meant to be seen. Cosabella, $52.50.
Red paired with pink is sexy meets sweet. Gossard, $59.
An oversized sleepy tee is dreamy. Victoria’s Secret, $39.50
Lace is a pretty way to stay supported. Wacoal, $52.
Heart patterned boy shorts- perfect for V-day or any day! Hanky Panky, $36.
January 14, 2013 at 11:26 am , by Gabrielle Porcaro
The Golden Globe Awards were last night and the Hollywood Foreign Press passed out awards to Argo, Homeland, Les Misérables, and Girls. But who really cares who wins! It’s all about the fashion right? I mean aren’t awards shows all about judging stars for their fashion choices while you are in your pajamas eating Oreos? Here are my thoughts:
The Hot Colors
Red was huge. Claire Danes, Jennifer Lawrence, Zooey Deschanel, and Jennifer Garner all wore different shades of the hot color. Sex appeal was everywhere. Angelina legs were popping out all over (see Heidi Klum and Eva Longoria) and neutral-colored, body revealing, see-through numbers were also a hit (see JLo and Kerry Washington).
It seems you can’t talk about award show dresses with out discussing breasts. Who showed them, who didn’t, who picked a dress that made theirs look horrible (Yes Halle Berry I’m talking to you!) V-neck dresses were worn by big winners including Jessica Chastain in her mint colored Calvin Klein frock and Clare Danes–who I can’t believe had a baby less than a month ago. Also Julia Roberts, in another plunging dress, was a nice surprise. She looks better than ever!
While we are discussing boobs… Jennifer Lawrence fell on a lot of people’s best dressed list but not mine. Sorry her dress was begging for a Madonna cone bra reference. Am I alone?
While we are discussing sex appeal, I am loving newly single Amy Poehler’s sexy looks! You go girl with your age-appropriate cleavage! I also loved all of Tina Fey’s dress choices. These two did an awesome job. I hope they host again next year. If not can these 2 host?
Fresh and Modern
Does Marion Cotillard ever look bad? Her asymmetrical hem Dior dress was perfect and refreshing. So was her simple beauty: hair down, minimal makeup. (No makeup seemed to be a huge trend. Loved it on Marion but others were begging for some lipstick- Yes I am looking at you Sienna Miller!) Marion looked so modern whereas Lena Dunham in Zac Posen, (I LOVE Lena and was thrilled to see her win) was the opposite. For someone whose writing is fresh and edgy her look was just not. Plus, girl, didn’t you learn at your senior prom, always pick comfortable shoes. No one wants to limp the whole night, especially George Clooney present.
Less Is More and More Can Be More Too!
I liked Emily Blunt’s and Kristen Wiig’s cut-out dresses. I am, however, on the fence about Kate Hudson’s McQueen keyhole dress. She looked beautiful but the gold collar was a bit much. I also liked stars that donned long sleeve numbers. Julianne Moore in Tom Ford, Naomi Watts in Zac Posen and the always glowing Helen Mirren in Badgley Mischka, made excellent gown choices! Modesty in general works, as seen in Michelle Dockery’s gold and white gown. The Brits are so classy!
Worst Dressed, In My Opinion
A tie between Lucy Liu (was that a Laura Ashley bedspread?) and Giuliana Rancic (too much was going on).
So what are your thoughts? Do you agree or disagree?
December 11, 2012 at 1:57 pm , by Gabrielle Porcaro
You are probably too busy thinking about the gifts you are buying for others to think about buying anything for yourself, but you might be in need of a little holiday glam. Don’t put off planning your festive attire for all the parties and merriment taking place. Now’s the time to search your closet to see what you might need to update your go-to holiday looks. Instead of investing in a new outfit you will wear once, grab a piece of jewelry. And no need to speed a ton! We know you are just a price conscious as we are these days so this isn’t the time to splurge on yourself. Here are 10 jewels that look way than the under $50 price tag they cost.
November 9, 2012 at 11:49 am , by Gabrielle Porcaro
We have already seen the temperature drop and some snow fall here in NYC (among other insane weather patterns happening recently). Now is the time to run out and grab any winter essentials you might need before it gets any colder. The most important thing for me is that these items are not only functional (ie. keep me from freezing to death) but also fashionable (I mean, it is my job). Here are my function meets fashion picks!
Coats: I have never owned a puffy coat which is weird seeing that I lived on the east coast my whole life. Whenever I tried to wear one I always felt like a Oompa Loompa. But I recently checked out this Uniqlo one and I love how it’s cut a bit thinner and not as bulky. Classic wool coats are always wonderful options too. Toggle coats like this one at Madewell seem to be popular this season. J. Crew, not surprisingly, has some fantastic options as well. I like this blush colored stadium coat.
Boots: Cute, cold weather boots are hard to find. Especially if you want something warm, classic, and understated (not clunky or overly furry). I am eying these uniquely-cool looking Sorel boots. These will be perfect to get me around the city on wintery days yet won’t look like I am wearing straight-up snow boots all day. To me these are a perfect mix of fashion meets function. My coworker was rocking these Ugg boot yesterday which is another great boot option!
Accessories: When it comes to hats, scarves, and gloves I can’t have enough. My go-to resources for all these items is Echo. They’re affordable, available at departments stores and online, and have such a wide selection of classic and fun items. Gap always has a great selection as well. Techy gloves are a genius idea that we covered years ago but they’re still around and obviously popular so you can communicate and not get frostbite. Another big trend is fur. I say go for faux for ethical or financial reasons. I like these wraps from Restoration Hardware (random, I know, but how cute!) I’m also digging this faux-fur headband from American Eagle. Both will have you looking glamorous and warm.
And don’t forget to go through your old winter items and donate them to people in need!
October 4, 2012 at 9:00 am , by Gabrielle Porcaro
Some women don’t mind splurging on a good pair of jeans, especially if they are very flattering to your figure. Others refuse to pay more than $50 bucks. Whatever your school of thought, there is a lot happening with denim this fall. Check out the hottest trends and some affordable classics.