Runway Rundown: The Finale Runway Looks From Season 2 Of Project Runway All Stars!


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It’s been almost a week since the season finale of Project Runway All Stars, where Season 9 designer & fan favorite, Anthony Ryan Auld, was crowned the winner, ahead of Uli Herzner & Emilio Sosa. Even though Uli was my personal favorite, I was very happy to see Anthony Ryan receive the accolade that he deserves. Courtesy of My Lifetime, I’m sharing a gallery of the final runway, featuring Anthony Ryan’s “Fine Line” looks first, followed by Emilio’s “Urban Plantation,” & lastly with Uli’s “Winter Wonderland.” This was one of the most exciting episodes of the season & I loved watching judges model Carolyn Murphy, Marchesa co-founder & designer Georgina Chapman, & American icon Isaac Mizrahi, sit with guest judges actress Liv Tyler & Missoni heir, Margherita Missoni.

Which were your favorite looks from the runway? Did your favorite designer win? Are you going to watch Season 11 of Project Runway this Thursday with new judge Zac Posen? For more from Project Runway posts, check out the looks from the graffiti challenge, the 10th anniversary Lord & Taylor challenge, the finale looks from Season 10 at Fashion Week, the runway from Anya Ayoung-Chee’s winning collection, & Dmitry Sholokov’s winning collection from Season 9! Happy Styling!

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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*

Top 10 Celeb Sightings: Sheaths, Lace, LBDs, & Ladylike Style Featuring Kate Middleton, Rachel Bilson, & Jessica Biel!


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I’ve returned home to the middle-of-nowhere suburbs on Long Island, known for its malls & neighboring university hospital, & as I’m preparing the daunting task of unpacking my overpacked bags from my eleven-day Southampton-based excursion of style & writing, I’m sitting here at my laptop, absorbed in checking on the latest & greatest from my favorite websites (In Style mainly) to see what I’ve missed.

While the Olympics are underway in London & the summer blockbusters are hitting theaters stateside, some of the best dressed celebrities are hitting the red carpet & posing at press events.  Not to mention that all of our favorite fall television shows are returning to production & the stars are plugging their shows & pilots in some serious style. From actresses to singers to royalty, this edition of Top 10 Celeb Sightings is chalk full of chic sheath dresses, lacy frocks, revealing LBDs, & ladylike elegance, sure to spark some water cooler conversation (among Style Darlings, of course).

Check out Emmy Rossum in Zuhair Murad, Jaime King colorblocking, Jessica Biel in Oscar de la Renta, Kate Middleton repeating her Roksanda Ilincic dress, Katy Perry in Dolce & Gabbana, a red-hot Kylie Minogue, Liv Tyler rocking a risky babydoll, Lucy Liu in J. Mendel, Rachel Bilson in menswear-inspired separates, & Rachel Weisz in Dior Haute Couture. Happy Styling!

Luxury Look-Alikes For Less: Black & White Inspiration from Stella McCartney & Carolina Herrera Found @New York & Company!


We know that colorblocking is a big trend right now & Alicia Keys proves it as she struts her stuff in a black & white Stella McCartney design.  We’ve seen this cute before by McCartney, but it looks brand new, fresh, & super stylish every time! Kate Winslet, Liv Tyler, & Penelope Cruz have all been seen in it.

I wasn’t able to find the particular dress that Alicia is wearing in stores, but Neiman Marcus has a similarly designed frock by McCartney, costing nearly $1500.00, which can be viewed here.

Also, while I was flipping through the pages of the new April 2012 issue of Harper’s Bazaar & saw the Carolina Herrera colorblock dress ($2290.00), which is available @Saks.

However, I gasped when I saw these black & white versions b/c they reminded me so much of the black & white ponte colorblock sheath dress ($11.99) that I featured in Inside A Style Blogger’s Closet from New York & Company last month! The dress is now marked down significantly from its original $59.95 price, which is an incredible bargain! So it’s no secret that this design is figure-flattering & just about every hand in fashion & retail is trying to reach the stylish consumer with it.

For more Luxury Look-Alikes For Less, check out the last post about recreating Golden Globe looks worn by Charlize Theron, Angelina Jolie, & Jessica Alba!

What do you think about the colorblock dresses by Stella McCartney & Carolina Herrera? Which version is your favorite? Do you like the New York & Company version? Happy Styling!

Watch This Style: Liv Tyler Rocks Out For The Latest Givenchy Campaign For ‘Very Irresistible’!


Liv Tyler has been a spokesmodel for the French label Givenchy for quite some time now.  She’s showing off her rock roots & killer style in a new ad campaign for the brand’s fragrance Very Irresistible. While singing along to “Need You Tonight,” originally recorded by INXS, she looks amazing & puts other promo ads like Charlize Theron for Dior & Mena Suvari for Christian Siriano to shame! The video reminds me of a mix of Rihanna’s style meets Michael & Janet Jackson’s “Scream.” Check out the video & give Liv’s vocal chops a listen! Happy Styling!

Red Carpet Review: The Best (310) Celebrity Looks of 2011!


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I’ve been compiling a long list of my favorite looks during the 2011 calendar year & while there are still a few days left, I wanted to share the highs of the red carpet, press events, famous Style Darlings on the street, as well as the looks that have made the headlines.  This is the ultimate gallery of the ensembles to wear for formal occasions, out & about on the street, to a cocktail party, or a date night, including the best descriptions that I could find of who wore what!  For more looks that I’ve featured this year, check out Darling of the Day, Red Carpet Review, Magazine Must-Haves, Silver Screen StyleStyle ABC’s (x3), & Watch This Style– all categories that thrive on celebrity-inspiration for your style on a budget.  I hope all of you had a prosperous 2011 & continue to do good for those around you, as well as for your style!  Happy Styling!

Runway Rundown: A Look at Rachel Zoe’s First Line!


I don’t normally follow runway looks, or entire collections of big name designers, for they are just so expensive, but I’ve grown to have a fashion crush on Rachel Zoe (bah-nanas!) & when I saw InStyle‘s scoop on her most recent fashion endeavors, I drooled the unthinkable drool!

While Ms. Zoe’s looks aren’t available until the fall, I love the blend of 70’s starlet, modern minimalism, casual menswear, dainty ruffles, & regal faux furs.  It’s both flirty & whimsical, it’s totally Rachel’s style!  I haven’t read yet where her looks will be sold, but I’ve learned that they run anywhere from $200 – $700.  Kind of beyond my budget, but it doesn’t hurt to look at the professional celebri-stylist’s newest project as inspiration for our own wardrobes.  She’s so successful & is such an inspiration, who adores anything Chanel, Marc Jacobs, & even endorses H&M!

I don’t know how the first-time soon-to-be-mom does it, while still styling celebrities for their red carpet events.  As we’ve seen on her show, especially during the craziness that ensues for awards season (like right now the Oscars are just two weeks away & I’d love to see how all the fabulous history-making fashion is coming to life!), some of her most famous red carpet & often best dressed list topping  clients include actresses Eva Mendes, Anne Hathaway, Kate Hudson, Liv Tyler, Jennifer Garner, Cameron Diaz, Demi Moore, & Molly Sims.  How can you go wrong with a fashionable lineup like that?

Check out The Rachel Zoe Project on Bravo, of which I can’t wait to see Season 4!  Not to mention on her official website, you can sign up for a daily email of  The Zoe Report & get her advice in the Ask Rachel section!  She even offers some behind-the-scenes footage from her latest collection’s arrival!

Also, she lends her voice to Piperlime sharing her favorites from the retailer’s vast selections! And you can follow her up-to-the-minute tweets on Twitter! Happy Styling!