Emmy’s Winning Looks!

Some consider the Emmy’s the little league equivalent to the Oscar’s World Series. I say anytime there is a red carpet, let’s live it up and go all out, why not?! So who knocked it out of the park last night and who struck out?  My best dressed include Rose Byrne, taking the crop top look glam in Calvin Klein and looking every bit the blushing beauty.

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Julianne Hough shone in Jenny Peckham  (although I have heard some disagree); that color, that body, that hair and make-up.. LOVED IT!Image

 

SO for every winner, I am sad to report there must be a loser ( I am not even going to touch Lena Dunham- that goes without saying)… Kerry Washington… wtf?! You just got voted People’s Best Dressed woman of 2013 and showed up looking like a renaissance fair bride?

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I don’t get it… Also with a swing a miss… January Jones. I get what you were trying to do here but fit should never be sacrificed or the sake of the overall look. The bodice was a mess and the skirt just too full. Okay, so for all my winners, well done, enjoy your offseason and rest up for next year’s big game. Those that didn’t fare so well, might I suggest a stint in AAA Ball?

 

 

 

How to rock leather in the summer

Every fall I get so exited to whip out all my leather pieces. This year, I figured, why wait?! Lightweight leather in soft colors can be super cool and chic in the warmer months. I am currently loving this white (okay, yes, it’s faux!) leather top by Topshop. It’s structured but lightweight and pairs with everything from denim skinnies and heels to a pleated floral skirt with sandals. 

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Good Bless America, the Designers!

As this Independence Day weekend comes to a wrap, I thought it would be fitting to pay homage to some of the country’s top designers. In no particular order…

Donna Karan- After leaving Ann Klein in the early 80’s and launching her own eponymous line, Karan became well known for her ‘Essentials’ line, initially offering seven easy pieces which could all be mixed and matched, and created a fully integrated wardrobe. One of the first females to design real clothes for real females, her knits and jersey pieces are incredibly flattering and easy to wear. Her rouching is magic and strategically hides a few lumps and bumps!

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Michael Kors- His first designs were sold out of his parents’ Long Island basement and just a few years later were on the floors of Bergdorf’s. In addition to his men’s and women’s wear lines, Kors also revamped French fashion house Celine during his 6 year reign. He has countless celebrity fans and just this year, Kors was selected for The Time 100, the magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world. His clothes make me want to jet set around the world and look fabulous while doing so.

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Marc Jacobs- Following his early “dismissal” from Perry Ellis for showing a “grunge” line in 1992, that would ultimately give birth to a whole new trend, Jacobs launched his own mens and women’s wear line. In 1997 Jacobs was tapped to be the new creative director of Louis Vuitton and designed their first ready-to-wear-line and has launched countless successful collections since. Indie “It Girls” flock to his line like very chic moths to an incredibly cool flame.

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Calvin Klein- No one can reminisce about fashion in the 90’s without mentioning Calvin Klein. His minimalist designs, along with his fragrances ( I saved up two weeks worth of allowance to buy CK One) and underwear (hello Marky Mark!) helped defined the decade. His designs have evolved over time, thanks to Francisco Costa now heading the label and can be seen on any red carpet at any given time.

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