Haute Headlines: My Review Of ‘The Great Gatsby,’ Selena Gomez’s InStyle Cover, Jennifer Lopez Returns To Kohl’s For Fall, & More!


Haute Headlines

I haven’t posted in Haute Headlines for a while, but I recently came across so many awesome news stories that I had to feature. Of course, there’s plenty going on this spring, & even more to look forward to this coming summer. What stories are you following this week? Who is your favorite celebrity to talk about? Happy Styling!

*Check out the video for Selena Gomez‘s InStyle June cover*

*The Cannes Film Festival is around the corner. Check out the best red carpet looks*

*Nicole Kidman is the new face of Jimmy Choo shoes*

*Redbook shares 100 colorful wardrobe updates for under $100*

*My review for The Great Gatsby is currently up on Movie Buzzers*

*E!’s Fashion Police breaks out this week’s best & worst fashion moments*

*Zoe Saldana bares all for the Allure June 2013 issue*

*Christina Aguilera is returning to The Voice for a fifth season*

*Get a sneak peek at Rihanna‘s sequel collection for River Island*

*Donna Karan New York‘s latest ad campaigns are extra steamy*

*Jennifer Lopez debuts her Fall 2013 Kohl’s collection*

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Haute Headlines: Beyoncé’s Cover For Shape Magazine, Jennifer Lawrence’s New ‘Do, Affordable Spring Accessories Finds, & More!


Haute Headlines

It’s another fun-filled busy week in fashion, entertainment, & pop culture. This edition of Haute Headlines features some of the usual suspects when it comes to who’s talking about whom, not to mention plenty of pin-worthy stories to keep you talking all weekend long. What stories are you tweeting about? Where do you look for the biggest stories in fashion? Happy Styling!

*Mila Kunis talks to Vogue UK about her endorsement deal with Gemfields*

*Beyoncé makes her cover debut for Shape Magazine*

*Kelly Osbourne & Drew Barrymore are among the celebrities to speak at an L.A. beauty conference*

*Women’s Health shares their tops accessories picks for spring under $50*

*Watch the new spring collection from Daisy Fuentes for Kohl’s*

*Daniel Craig is attached to James Bond until 2016*

*Spring Breakers costume designer talks about the skimpy beach-bum wardrobe*

*Jennifer Lawrence is spotted with a retro 70’s ‘do for her latest film*

*Glamour talks about how watching Grey’s Anatomy helps you workout*

*Kourtney, Khloe, & Kim Kardashian channel pin-up 50’s look for their new spring ad campaign*

*Christina Aguilera‘s new shape & fresh-faced look at the premiere of The Voice*

Red Carpet Review / Watch This Style: All The Sparkle & Skin From The 2013 People’s Choice Awards!


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While I didn’t get a chance to see the ceremony last night, I was pleased to learn that red carpet favorites like Lea Michele in Elie Saab, Taylor Swift in Ralph Lauren, Naomi Watts in Alexander McQueen, & Julianne Hough in Tony Ward Couture didn’t disappoint when they hit the red carpet.  Also, I was pleased to find out who was wearing which gown / dress & ultimately, the winners chosen by the people.  Winners from the ceremony included Katy Perry (who wore a demure Valentino dress), Jennifer Lawrence (in black sheer sparkling Valentino), Jennifer Aniston (in a black leather Christian Dior frock with Tom Ford shoes) & Grey’s Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo (in Lanvin). For a complete list of the night’s highlights, check out this link to Entertainment Weekly!

For more water cooler fashion talk, check out other posts featured in Red Carpet Review, including Anne Hathaway & Amanda Seyfried’s appearances for Les Miserables, the top 10 Style Darlings to watch for 2013, & the sleek & flirty styles of Emily Blunt, Rachel Weisz, & more!

Also, just b/c I found the videos, I wanted to share Christina Aguilera‘s performance of “Blank Page,” & Alicia Keys singing “Girl On Fire” & “New Day” at the People’s Choice Awards… simply b/c their music can do no wrong in my book! For more from Watch This Style, check out Alicia Keys’ top 5 most stylish music videos, Christina Aguilera’s top 5 most stylish music videos, as well as Christina’s video for “Your Body,” form her latest album, Lotus. Happy Styling!

Red Carpet Review: All The Sparkle & Color From The 2012 American Music Awards!


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The American Music Awards are still airing, but if you’ve missed any of the red carpet festivities, then you can check out the highs & lows here on Style Darling.  Some of my favorite performers hit the stage, including Christina Aguilera & Pink, both who made stunning statements on the red carpet in lavender & bronze, respectively.  Also, some noteable appearances were made by an Old Hollywood-inspired Carly Rae Jepsen in Gomez-Garcia, Nicki Minaj in neon Monique Lhuillier, & the always gorgeous Carrie Underwood in a purple gown by Abed Mahfouz.

Who wore your favorite looks? What was your favorite part of the show? Do you agree with the winners? For more from Red Carpet Review, check out posts including the Breaking Dawn Part Two premiere & MTV’s European Music Awards! Happy Styling!

Haute Headlines: Lana Del Rey’s Latest Video, A Haunting New Barbie, Liv Tyler’s Givenchy Lipstick, & More!


Since there’s always so much going on in fashion & the world of the arts, I’m always on the hunt for the top headlines, but I’m only one Style Darling & can’t be glued to my computer or iPhone 24/7. I’ve created my latest category Haute Headlines to share the latest news with readers & appropriate links to get more info on what’s going on.  I’m turning to my favorite magazines, news sources, blogs, & Twitter to bring the top stories to you with just one click.  What stories are you following from this week? Get clicking! Happy Styling!

*Liv Tyler has inspired the latest lipstick line, the Lively Collection, for Givenchy*

*Barbie is ready for Halloween, as seen with the latest Haunted Beauty Ghost Barbie Doll ($100.00)*

*Lana Del Rey releases her latest music video for “Ride,” for Born to Die – The Paradise Edition due out November 12th*

*The Hunger Games leading lady, Jennifer Lawrence, has been named the new face of Dior*

*Get a first look at Maison Martin Margiela newest collection for H&M*

*See the nominees for the 2012 American Music Awards, which will air November 18th*

*Audrey Hepburn’s iconic film, Breakfast At Tiffany’s, is headed to Broadway, starring Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke*

*Christina Aguilera is adding Red Sin ($37.00-$47.00) to her line of fragrances for Kohl’s*

*Redbook‘s 8 Style Rules for Looking Younger, as seen on the gorgeous 41-year-old model, Beri Smither*

Watch This Style: Christina Aguilera’s New Video For “Your Body!”


I’ve come to notice that when I say I’m excited about something, I usually say I’m super excited, but why would I share anything less with my readers? For those of you who haven’t caught Christina Aguilera‘s newest music video for “Your Body,” off her upcoming album Lotus, due out November 13th, I’m sharing the fun dance-heavy track in all of its Stripped & 80s-inspired flavor! Of course the Grammy winner has been making headline lately for her weight gain, but she’s embracing her curves & in my opinion, she looks damn good in this video!

The Voice coach dons leopard leggings, a mini black dress, denim & tie-dye, a “Rich Bitch” collar necklace, & layers of lingerie. Also, her hair pays tribute to those Stripped days with braids, funky & fun bursts of color á la Nicki Minaj & Katy Perry, but Christina’s also got some feminine curls, nodding to the Lucille Ball reference at the end of the video.  Take a look & share with your Xtina fan friends! What do you think of Christina’s fuller figure? Are you pre-ordering her latest album? Happy Styling!

Watch This Style: Christina Aguilera’s 5 Most Stylish Videos!


I’ve been thinking long & hard about what I would post in Watch This Style when featuring pop star / The Voice mentor, Christina Aguilera, since it would most certainly contain all the musical numbers from Burlesque. However, this post is focusing solely on Christina’s best videos from her albums.  While there are so many gorgeously styled videos to choose from, my favorites include “Hurt,” “Ain’t No Other Man,” “The Voice Within,” “Fighter,” & “Not Myself Tonight.”

Perhaps sometime in the future, I’ll feature more videos from the Grammy winner, but I love that there’s a wide variety of styles ranging from Old Hollywood to gothic to futuristic. For more stylish music videos, be sure to check out Katy Perry, Madonna, & Whitney Houston! Happy Styling!

Watch This Style: Maroon 5 Feat. Christina Aguilera in “Moves Like Jagger!”


Of course this isn’t an exclusive sneak peek for the music video, but after watching Sunday night’s American Music Awards performance between Maroon 5 & Christina Aguilera of “Moves Like Jagger,” I had to click on over to YouTube.  I usually just get my fix of the song on the radio b/c it’s playing all the time & I love it, but having seen the bad, bad fashion choices of Ms. Aguilera throughout 2011, I was seeking some serious style from the once ultra glamorous star.

I’d like to point out that I believe that it doesn’t matter what you look like, what your size is, or how you’re shaped. Own it & work what you’ve got in the best way you know how.  Despite all my advice on what looks flattering here & there, it’s so important to go around on a day-to-day basis with confidence in your step for the body that you were born with & you’re responsible for taking care of.  I find that for me, it happens in a really sexy pair of shoes & when I’m working out & eating right.

However, when you have a curvy body type like Christina does now, there are more flattering & sexy ways of showing that off without looking like you’re trying to look like a Snooki impersonater inside of a sausage dress.  Am I being too harsh?  Sorry Xtina!

ANYWAY… The music video is a fun throwback to the legendary rock star style of Rolling Stones frontman, Mick Jagger.  During the band’s very long & successful career, he has singlehandedly changed the way we look at rock stars & their style, which can be seen in current powerhouse performers today like Pink, Lady Gaga, & Gwen Stefani.  Not to mention that Adam Levine isn’t so bad on the eyes & Christina looks really good donning a mens dress shirt, black tights, & a 70s-inspired floppy hat in the video.  Happy Styling!

Red Carpet Review: 2011 Golden Globe Awards!


What better way to return to the blogging circuit than with a Red Carpet Review for this year’s Golden Globe Awards?  There were so many delicious trends that I couldn’t nail which one was my favorite since black & green are both my favorite colors.  There were splashes of blush & rose, shimmering metallics, blues & reds, funky risk-takers, long sleeves & ruffles… where to begin. 

Since Natalie Portman, winner for her role in Black Swan, was THE actress everyone has been talking about this season, let’s go with the pinks… Here she is wearing a pink strapless Viktor & Rolf rose embellished gown.  Also, Lea Michele wears a pink one-shoulder Oscar de la Renta ruffled gown.  Claire Danes sticks to one of her favorites with a neon Calvin Klein collection halter gown. Emma Stone went a backless peachy sherbert-hued Calvin Klein collection column dress. Julianna Margulies went with two-tones in a pink & black strapless vintage YSL strapless number.  Megan Fox flaunts in a custom-designed pale pink Giorgio Armani slitted gown.  Sandra Bullock shows off some sparkled in a rosy, intricately beaded Jenny Peckham design.

 Natalie Portman  Lea Michele Claire Danes  Emma Stone

Golden Globes - Julianna Margulies - YSL Golden Globes - Megan Fox - Giorgio Armani Golden Globes 2011 - Sandra Bullock - Jenny Packham

Neutrals were all the rage, spanning from nudes to ambers in prints, chiffon, sparkles, & sleek numbers. Anne Hathaway dazzles in an amber open back shimmering Giorgio Armani Prive long-sleeved gown. Leighton Meester shows off the long-sleeved trend in a nude Burberry long-sleeved printed gown. Carrie Underwood glows in a Badgley Mischka quartz sequin strapless fishtail sweetheart gown. Scarlett Johansson shimmers in an Old Hollywood plunging blush Elie Saab dress. Heather Morris is sleek in a neutral shimmering gown by Lorena Sarbu. Julie Bowen loves her ruffles in a Tadashi Shoji appliqué gown. Dianna Agron looks like a princess in a blush silk chiffon J. Mendel strapless beaded gown. Sarah Hyland is warm in a Max Azria cafe au lait crystal embellished sweetheart gown.
 

 

 

 Anne Hathaway  Leighton Meester  Carrie Underwood  Scarlett Johansson  

Heather Morris Julie Bowen  Diana Agron Sarah Hyland

Green was a surprising choice for some of this year’s nominees and presenters, but the deep regal and bold hue stood out on the red carpet in long-sleeved, one-shoulder, and strapless numbers. Catherine Zeta-Jones exudes elegance in a forest green textured dress by Monique Lhuillier. Mila Kunis is statuesque in an emerald one-shoulder gown by Vera Wang. Elisabeth Moss looks radiant in a hunter green Donna Karan strapless design. Angelina Jolie steals the green trend with a shimmering emerald green long-sleeved Versace gown.
 

 

 

Golden Globes - Catherine Zeta-Jones - Monique Lhuillier Mila Kunis   Elisabeth Moss  Golden Globes - Angelina Jolie - Versace 

Blue wasn’t the most popular color of the night, but here are three stunning looks in different shades of the color, which are timeless and chic. Amy Adams is gorgeous in a strapless teal blue Marchesa with lasercut detailing & a scalloped bodice. Jane Krakowski glows with maternal joy in a cornflower lace-trimmed Badgley Mischka one-shoulder gown. Mandy Moore is Grecian-inspired in a blue Monique Lhuillier gown.
 

 

 

Amy Adams  Golden Globes 2011 - Jane Krakowski - Badgley Mischka  Golden Globes 2011 - Mandy Moore - Monique Lhuillier 

While we’re talking about solid colors, those basics are effortless to pull off, but here we have three looks in reds & orange that lit up again a glamorous Hollywood red carpet. Christina Hendricks is sexy in a red ruffled one-shoulder Romona Keveza gown. Sofia Vergara channels her inner vixen in a reverse corseted Vera Wang. January Jones wears a custom colored red plunging fringed Versace gown. Kyra Sedgwick stands out in a bright mango Emilio Pucci silk chiffon gown.
 

 

 

Christina Hendricks  Golden Globes - Sofia Vergara - Vera WangJanuary Jones Kyra Sedgwick 

You can’t have an awards show without some shimmer. At any age, in any style, shimmer is always a go-to choice for such a fabulous event like the Golden Globes. Screen legend Jane Fonda shines in a George Hobieka sharp-shouldered long-sleeved black embellished gown. Olivia Wilde wows like a princess in a chocolate ombre sequined Marchesa gown. Winner Melissa Leo keeps it simple but elegant in a black shimmering -Lora- gown. Amber Riley goes gunmetal in a figure flattering belted sequined Oliver Tolentino one-shoulder gown. Jessalyn Gilsig sparkles in an eggplant jacquard David Meister strapless gown.
 

 

 

Jane Fonda  Golden Globes - Olivia Wilde - Marchesa Golden Globes - Melissa Leo 

Golden Globes - Amber Riley - Glee Jessalyn Gilsig

My favorite of the night, if I had to choose, would have to be the black gowns. Black proves time & time again to be not just the stand-by, but the effortless classic that we all know & love. Julia Stiles ruffles up in a black mermaid Romona Keveza tulle one-shoulder gown. Eva Longoria (in my favorite look of the night overall) brings new meaning to simple in a black cap sleeved Zac Posen dress with an embellished belt. Jayma Mays turns back time in a sparkly black art deco Alberta Ferretti dress. Halle Berry proves that age ain’t nothing but a number in a black bustier Nina Ricci mini/overlay dress.
 

 

 

 Julia Stiles  Golden Globes - Eva Longoria - Zac Posen  Golden Globes - Jayma Mays - Alberta Ferretti Golden Globes 2011 - Halle Berry - Nina Ricci

Where there are dark dresses, there will be lighter dresses. These stars turned to whites, creams, & pearl hues to show off their Hollywood style. Nicole Kidman stands tall in a cream belted column gown by Prada. Jennifer Lopez contrasts her honey glow with a draped white Zuhair Murad gown. Hailee Stienfeld looks youthful & age appropriate in a Prabul Gurung halter. Jennifer Love Hewitt shimmers in a pale blue Romona Keveza ruffled & bejeweled gown. Gia Mantegna, a.k.a. Miss Golden Globe, debuts in a silver floral appliqué gown with a black sash.
 

 

 

Nicole Kidman  Jennifer Lopez  Hailee Steinfeld  

Golden Globes 2011 - Jennifer Love Hewitt Gia Mantegna  

And last but not least, we have an ode to the risk-takers. With beads, flowers, ruffles, & disco, there will always be the ones who stay true to their style with someone fabulous & risky. Christina Aguilera pays homage to her inner burlesque gal in a sheer black beaded Zuhair Murad sweetheart gown. Michelle Williams is sunny in a daisy-printed Valentino gown. Nominee Jennifer Lawrence makes her mark in a swirling asymmetrical Louis Vuitton dress. Heidi Klum models a 70’s inspired Marc Jacob’s printed halter gown.
 

 

 

Golden Globes 2011 - Christina Aguilera - Zuhair Murad  Michelle Williams  Jennifer Lawrence Heidi Klum

We still have the SAGs, Oscars, & Grammys coming up, so stay tuned for some more exciting Hollywood style!  Happy Styling!