Red Carpet Review: The Wild Looks From The MTV VMAs, Featuring Ciara, Selena Gomez, Katy Perry, & More!


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Music’s most popular & praised hit Brooklyn this weekend to celebrate the MTV VMAs. The ceremony featured a slew of performances that left audiences with their jaws on the floor & many heads scratched. I’m going to talk about talent here. I loved seeing Lady Gaga back in action, as well as the throwback to Justin Timberlake‘s career since his days in NSYNC & also, a memorable Bruno Mars who hit the stage with his new single, “Gorilla.”

However, we must consider the red carpet, which featured a lot of controversial looks, as well as elegant surprises. My favorites include sophisticated risk-takers like Selena Gomez showing her rock side in Atelier Versace, Katy Perry‘s leopard, leggy look by Emanuel Ungaro, Ciara in a Givenchy Couture, & Lady Gaga herself in a black Elvira-inspired look by Prabal Gurung. Of course, Taylor Swift looked stunning in Hérvé Leger & Naya Rivera‘s cut-out black gown was chic, but these girls need to learn to loosen up.

Which looks are your favorite? Which performance were you talking about the most on Monday morning? Do you think Miley Cyrus went too far during her performance? For more celebrity posts, check out previous galleries including the thrilling season 3 promo for Revenge, Robert Pattinson for Dior Homme, stylish September issues featuring Amber Heard & Kate Upton, Olivia Palermo in an ASOS look, & Girls actor Adam Driver featured in Vogue! Happy Styling!

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3/22/2013 Darling Of The Day: Nikki Reed’s Embellished Blouse Look For Less!


This week, actress Nikki Reed, of The Twilight Saga fame, hit up Justin Timberlake‘s Target-sponsored release party for his latest album, The 20 / 20 Experience, in a long-sleeved white blouse with stud embellishments on the collar, curve-hugging black skinny pants, towering platforms, & added a bright pop of color with a turquoise clutch. Her look is hitting all the right notes here & I love the simplicity in her menswear-inspired outfit with some trendy touches that any Style Darling can pull off. The prove my point, I went seraching for similar items to complete an affordable outfit that a woman of any size can sport.

This includes the pyramid stud collar blouse ($22.80) from Forever 21, as well as their plus size studded collar Georgette top ($24.80), which is available in sizes XL – 2XL. Both of these tops can work perfectly with a textured pencil skirt at the office, under a blazer with leather leggings for a girl’s night out, or with dark denim jeans & ballet flats for a chic day out on the town. I turned to Old Navy for the bottoms & happily found the Diva skinny jeans ($29.50) in Black Jack, which are sold in sizes 0-20, with short, regular, & tall inseams, & in different washes including dawn, authentic, & rinse. Of course we know that the darker the wash, the better the look, but I’m always excited to share Old Navy’s selection in sizes when it comes to staples like skinny jeans!

As for shoes, I included two options: the nubuck platforms ($24.70) in black from GOjane, as well as PaylessBrash Kosmic platform pumps ($24.99) in black, which is a wide width option for those who have difficulty fitting in narrower shoes. I also added two clutch bags since I wasn’t able to find a studded match for the one that Nikki carries, but I loved the contrasting textures & color combination found in  Duro Olowu‘s snakeskin foldover clutch ($30.00) @JC Penney, as well as the simplicity of a patent exterior with Charlotte Russe‘s textured patent envelope wristlet ($12.99) in teal.

Lastly, the final touch to this look is Nikki’s rings which are always a fun way to accessorize any outfit, especially when there are so many subtle details like the collar & on the bag, which is why I thought the Jennifer Lopez silver tone simulated crystal stack ring set ($16.80) from Kohl’s was a good investment if you like to mix up your digit decorations.

While the combination of pieces comes to just over $100, this is still an affordable look inspired by a celebrity on the red carpet. For more red carpet fashion ideas, check out previous posts including the latest Top 10 Celeb Sightings gallery featuring Stacy Keibler & Jessica Alba, neon looks as seen on Beyoncé & Kristen Stewart, the ladies of Oz the Great and Powerful on their stylish press tour, & a complete look at this year’s Oscars red carpet! Happy Styling!

Watch This Style: Catch Justin Timberlake’s Grammy’s Performance Again!


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There’s no doubt that last night’s Grammys were all about powerhouse performances, & Justin Timberlake was one of the most buzzed-about acts, especially since his latest album, The 20/20 Experience, is hitting shelves next month. The Tom Ford-clad talent hit the stage with Jay-Z for “Suit & Tie,” while both wives (Jessica Biel in Oscar de la Renta & Beyoncé Knowles in Osman, respectively) watched & smiled. If you missed Justin’s retro-style performance, or loved it & wanted to watch it again, check out the video below & share it with you friends!

What was your favorite part of the Grammys? Did you like the performances? Do you agree with the winners? Also, check out a complete gallery from the ceremony in Red Carpet Review featuring stunning looks by Rihanna, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, & Solange Knowles. Happy Styling!

Red Carpet Review: The 55th Annual Grammys Featuring Jennifer Lopez, Carly Rae Jepsen, Taylor Swift & more!


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The 55th Annual Grammy Awards are currently underway & there was a lot to talk about during tonight’s red carpet, especially since there was a lot of buzz going around behind the dress code & baring of certain body parts in order to keep the event classy & not trashy. Well, based on what we’ve seen from Beyoncé (in Osman), Rihanna (in custom Azzedine Alaia), Carrie Underwood (in Roberto Cavalli), Jennifer Lopez (in Anthony Vaccarello), Carly Rae Jepsen (in Roberto Cavalli), Kelly Rowland (in Georges Chakra), & Natasha Bedingfield (in Emerson), the night was all about effortless elegance, trendy black dresses, pretty lace accents, celebrating décolletage, & lots of sheer overlay. Some other favorites included Katy Perry (in Gucci), Adele (in Valentino), Florence Welch (in Givenchy), Taylor Swift (in J. Mendel), Nicole Kidman (in Vera Wang), & Faith Hill (in J. Mendel).

Who was your favorite on the red carpet? Are you excited to watch the telecast? Which trends are you following on the red carpet? For more from Red Carpet Review, check out the latest galleries from the BAFTA Awards, SAG Awards, & Golden Globes. Happy Styling!

Haute Headlines: The Latest Fashions From Hart of Dixie, Scarlett Johansson’s Russian Magazine Cover, White Dresses For Winter, & More!


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Among the hottest & haute-est headlines hitting the fashion blogs, I’ve been searching high & low to share as much as I possibly can since there’s so much going on that I’m excited about. Aside from posting the latest Pre-Fall 2013 Collections (Bottega Veneta, Michael Kors, Chanel) & keeping up with the red carpet highs & lows (Golden Globes, Art of Elysium Heaven Gala, Critics’ Choice Awards), there’s a lot happening in fashion, music, & entertainment! Take a click through the following links & share which stories are topping your gossip radar.  Happy Styling!

*InStyle celebrates this week’s return of Hart of Dixie with a fashionable gallery from the show*

*Interview Russia gives Scarlett Johansson an Andy Warhol-inspired cover*

*Stephanie Seymour, 44, models for Jason Wu*

*People Style Watch tracks this star who loves showing off her love of blue pumps*

*Tim Gunn talks to Jimmy Fallon about his likes & dislikes in fashion*

*Alber Elvaz animates a video for Lancôme & his latest cosmetics collaboration*

*Elle‘s picks for the 20 best beauty products under $50*

*The 99 best accessories from this year’s Golden Globe Awards*

*Kate Upton‘s playful & sweet fashion shoot for Elle France*

*Katie Holmes is the first celebrity spokesmodel for Bobbi Brown Cosmetics*

*Golden Globe winner Lena Dunham chats about her boyfriend, success, tell-all book, & upbringing*

*Details behind Justin Timberlake‘s big music comeback & new single, “Suit & Tie“*

*Lucky‘s 15 winter-friendly white dresses for any occasion*