Enter the Fairytale: Snow White Is Back On Trend

November 28, 2013 by  
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Maybe we’re all getting in the mood for Christmas, but white is a HUGE trend at the moment. This angelic shade certainly has an innocent, fairytale feel to it. And although there’s a greater chance of slopping your dinner down your front and regretting it forever, there’s no doubt that – in style terms – it’s worth the risk.  For inspiration, let’s take a look at the red carpet!

Jennifer Lawrence

This beautiful satin gown by Christian Dior was worn by Jennifer for the UK premiere of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. We love the gorgeous smattering of colour down the one side, as well as the backless feature. And whoever said Jennifer’s new ‘do was a big no should re-evaluate some stuff.

Rooney Mara

We all know her from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, but Rooney Mara stunned us at Rome’s Film Festival (for the premiere of Her) with her stunning Balenciaga gown. The oversized collar and sheer skirt hit all the right notes.

Allison Williams

Gowns are all very well and good but why not power dress in a white t-shirt and trouser set like Allison Williams? This Calvin Klein two-piece is sophisticated and simple – perfect for a lunch with L’Oreal Paris.

Emma Watson

Off the shoulder is a gorgeous cut – we don’t know why we don’t see it more often. Emma Watson supports it perfectly, with a gorgeous clutch purse and lovely band detailing. Plus, look at that foot candy! This ensemble is a hit on so many levels.

Taylor Swift

We rarely see a fashion faux pas from Miss Swift. We love how she knows how to balance flesh-showing with a little leg and a plunging mesh panel. This lady always looks classy and beautifully presented, so we weren’t surprised to see her in this white number.

Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett nails a fantastical gown here – both modern and ethereal, it looks charming with the full white clutch purse and her sandals. A current day Galadriel in the flesh! But we expected nothing less.

Amanda Seyfried

Amanda stays chic in Vegas with a long-sleeved white top layered over a Stella McCartney skirt, to promote her new film, Lovelace – anything more ostentatious may have been a bit inappropriate! We adore the pairing with grey Calvin Klein heels – the whole ensemble is modest, which is fantastic.

Elle Fanning

This textured, brocade white dress gives a whole new dimension to ‘all white’ fashion. We even kind of like the lace up boots and say ‘boo’ to the naysayers. At the wee age of just 15 years old, we bow to your style and impressive acting career.

AnnaSophia Robb

A pint-sized Carrie Bradshaw, AnnaSophia has upped the ante with not just feather details but lace and sparkles too. This little white dress is cutely matched with a pair of silver heels, which has truly done her screen alter ego justice.


This article was written by fashion freelance journalist, Ava. Visit http://www.pearlandbutler.com/ for some stunning costume jewellery.

My Celebrity Style Inspiration: Jessica Alba

May 3, 2012 by  
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When it comes to fashion inspiration, I’ve always been enamored with celebrities that “wear their hearts on their sleeves” and embody a style that both accentuates and complements their mood and personality (like Rachel Zoe, Rachel Bilson and Drew Barrymore). But when it comes to my personal day to day style, my hat goes off to actress, entrepreneur and mother of two Jessica Alba.  As a working mom, I truly admire the ease and simplicity of her wardrobe choices like tees, skinny jeans, blazers and scarfs.  Alba always looks stylish, comfortable and sexy (without over doing it) and effortlessly mixes colors and patterns without sacrificing her free spirit.

For my spin on Alba’s style, I bought a chambray dress at Forever 21 and paired it with a crochet cardigan from Marshall’s, and a studded belt from T.j. Maxx (I always manage to sneek something studded into my outfits) and brown strappy heels from meet mark.

Like Alba, comfort and ease have to be incorporated into a lot of my outfits…which is why I love affordable stores like TJ Maxx and Forever 21 (yes even moms can shop there!).

Speaking of style and comfort, We think its tremendous popularity is proof that the 2012 Corolla offers the ideal blend of comfort, value and safety. In it, you’ll find a surprising number of high-end features, like available Display Audio system. It offers remarkable performance and fuel efficiency, plus an impressive list of standard safety features. Factor in its legendary reliability, and it’s even more apparent that Corolla is the smart choice.

“Compensation was provided by TOYOTA via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of TOYOTA”

Jennifer Lopez Wearing $2.1 Million RIng On American Idol

April 5, 2012 by  
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Jennifer Lopez looked gorgeous on American Idol’s April 4th in a glamorous chic outfit by Lanvin (it was definitely one of my fave’s this season). BUT… what really caught my attention was her $2.1 million ring by Cora.  It was a 50.40 ct fancy yellow radiant diamond set in 18 K yellow gold and ebony wood – wow!

Celebrity Copycat: Get Haylie Duff’s Look for Less!

June 25, 2009 by  
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Haylie Duff’s style has never really captured my attention before, but this outfit is my personal idea of perfection (if you’ve ever wondered what I’m wearing, you’re looking at it!).  Love the distressed jeans with the nude heels and feminine top.  And let’s not forget about her fabulous Poppy Pocket Coach bag!  Get Haylie’s look for less!

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Urban Expressions Fold Over Tote – $64.99 at FashionFlair.com

V-Neck Slub Top – $12.80 at Forever21.com

Sheer LAce Cami – $7.80 at Forever21.com

Destroyed Jeans – $36.50 at Alloy.com

Metal Aviator Sunglasses – $5.80 at Forever21.com

Athena Braided Belt – $29.50 at Delias.com

Lethal Heel – $34.50 at Alloy.com

Celebrity Redo: Jessica Simpson

June 14, 2009 by  
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Who is her stylist?  How can you be so beautiful, yet rarely photographed wearing anything flattering?  This outfit is just flat out wrong for her!  Not only is it too loud, but it hides one of Jessica’s strongest features – her curves.  For the redo, I switched the tunic Jessica is wearing for a v-neck tunic with an empire waist (this will pull attention to her waist and provide a long, lean look).  Then I added a pair of much needed shorts.  The shorts need to be a little longer otherwise they will get lost under the tunic.  Lastly, the shoes and bag had to go: The ankle strapped sandals make her legs appear short and the bag, while cute, is way too overwhelming for any outfit with dominating patterns (I would have used the bag for a simple white dress or a pair of jeans and a tank).  Which do you like better: Original or Redo?  How would you have dressed her?

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Floral Jersey Tunic – $16.90 at Forever21.com

Sunglasses – $5.80 at Forever21.com

Hydraulic White Shorts – $28.99 at Charlotterusse.com

Deux Lux Doublecross Bag – $68 at Urbanoutfitters.com

White Wedges – $19.99 at Tillys.com

Puffed Crescent earrings – $3.80 at Forever21.com

 

 

Celebrity Copycat Deluxe: Get Tiffany Amber Thiessen’s Look for Less!

May 18, 2009 by  
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Tiffany Amber Theissen (haven’t seen her in a bit) looking simple,smart and chic in a black tulip skirt white blouse, strappy heels and a black clutch.  The pieces I chose are a bit pricier than some of my other break-downs, but each piece I selected can easily be used for other outfits both casual and dressy.  Check out the examples below.

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Silence and Noise Hi-Waisted Tulip Skirt – $58 at Urbanoutfitters.com

Kareem Pendant Necklace – $11.80 at Forever21.com

Patent Kisslock Clutch – $8.49 at Charlotterusse.com

Nollora Heels – $89.98 (was $125) at Aldoshoes.com

Mirror/Dash Pocket Front Buttondown – $68 at Urbanoutfitters.com

 

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Mirror/Dash Pocket Front Buttondown – $68 at Urbanoutfitters.com

Katee Woven Belt – $9.80 at Forever21.com

Vivianna Skirt – $39.50 at Delias.com

 

picture-15Embroidered Top – $18.99 at Charlotterusse.com

Silence and Noise Hi-Waisted Tulip Skirt – $58 at Urbanoutfitters.com
 

 

 

 

 

 

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