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Forget the latest rumors suggesting Lupita Nyong’o and Jared Leto have entered into some type of romantic union, let’s talk about the real story to come out of Lupita’s front row turn at Calvin Klein’s Fall 2014 collection presentation.


She smiles! Anna Wintour is capable of expressing emotion just like the rest of us!

But who wouldn’t be all smiles seated next to current Hollywood star of the moment Lupita Nyong’o, though?

Wearing a cotton candy colored sweater-dress from the Calvin Klein Pre-Fall 2014 collection, Lupita was the proverbial breath of fresh air amidst the otherwise dour setting that has been New York Fashion Week Fall 2014, aka Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, aka that week we all learned ‘thundersnow’ was an actual thing.

Seated beside the aforementioned Vogue Editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, and fellow actor Naomi Watts, Lupita was as radiant as ever completing her pastel look with matching Calvin Klein heels, and a spring ready face done in pink and purple hues.

Hopefully among the topics of discussion between the editrix and the Oscar nominee, was talk of an upcoming cover and feature editorial for Lupita.

[ photos: zimbio, style.com ]


Sure little sis Elle Fanning might currently be one of the faces of Miu Miu’s Spring ad campaign, and sure it wasn’t Elle’s first time at the designer campaign rodeo, but…

Let us not forget that it was eldest sister Dakota Fanning who first fronted a designer ad campaign at the ripe old age of 12 when she served as muse for the Marc Jacobs Spring 2007 campaign.

And don’t forget it was Dakota Fanning who took part in Fashion’s Night Out wearing a fab little patent leather dress from Prada.

And…proving she’s willing to be adventurous when it comes to fashion and her look, it was Dakota who boldly dyed her hair pink.

All this to say: Don’t sleep on the eldest Fanning sister when it comes to fashion.

Dakota is, after all, the sister who’s sitting front row with Vogue Editor-in-chief Anna Wintour at the Rodarte Fall 2014 collection presentation, looking quite chummy I might add.

Both Fanning sisters have worn Rodarte on the red carpet, so it was no surprise to see Dakota on hand to support the designing sisters behind the brand, Kate and Laura Mulleavy.

Decked out in her Rodarte finest, Dakota wore a Fall 2013 look from the label, that included a dipped hem skirt with contrast lining and beaded detailing, a nude tank top, and black and white contrast stripe pumps.

It’s a more adult look than what we’re used to seeing from Elle, one that says, “Hey I’m a 19 year old college student at NYU.

We hear you Dakota. We hear you.


I don’t watch MTV’s Teen Wolf (I watch way too much tv as it is), but series star Holland Roden has me rethinking that ‘no watch’ stance.

Holland first popped up on my style radar when she wore head-to-toe floral Ted Baker to the 2013 Young Hollywood Awards. It takes a certain type of moxie to wear all over print to a high profile event, and Holland had it in spades.

Four for you, Holland Coco. Four for you.

For the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, Holland was again a red carpet standout wearing a bold Naeem Khan creation that featured a floor length taffeta skirt over matching taffeta cigarette pants.

Perhaps it’s past time I took serious fashion note of Holland, as she once again chose to boldly go where few have fashionably gone before on the red carpet, at the L.A. premiere of Vampire Academy.

Wearing a look from the Elana Reva Spring 2014 collection, Holland proved ‘red carpet appropriate’ doesn’t have to mean ‘dress or skirt required’.

Her fashion forward look consisted of a watercolor printed sleeveless trapeze top with center box pleat detailing and matching ankle length slim fit trousers from Ukrainian designer Elena Reva in collaboration with artist Lada Nakonechna.

Olcay Gulsen metal ankle strap pumps ($420) and an Amanda Pearl ‘Crepuscolo’ duchess satin roll clutch ($1,345) completed the Teen Wolf actress’ chic ensemble.

Consider my interest in Holland and her sense of style officially piqued.

[ photos: holland-roden.com, elenareva.com ]


Forget what the groundhog predicted. Ain’t nobody got time for polar vortexes, especially not style superstars like Beyoncé Knowles.

King Bey sat court side with hubby Jay at a Nets versus 76ers basketball game, and proved that even though it’s freezing outside, fashion doesn’t have to take a backseat to function.

Wearing an on trend (plaid is hot right now) Karl Lagerfeld ‘Vicious’ leather trimmed tartan jacket ($630), Beyoncé kept adorably warm by accessorizing her look with a double pom pom knit ‘Mimi’ beanie from Eugenia Kim ($165).

As you step out and brave the cold temps that are blanketing most of the country right now, remember that small things like a statement coat, and the right head gear can make a huge difference with your look.

[ photos: beyonce.com.pl, shopbop ]


New year. New hair color. New career path. Disney starlet Zendaya Coleman seized the moment, using The 2014 Grammy Awards weekend to establish herself as a stylish new entry on the Hollywood music scene.


First up on Zendaya’s Grammy weekend schedule was a stop at the Friends ‘N’ Family 17th Annual Pre-Grammy Party at the Park Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles.

She went full on glitz and glamour with her look, wearing a rose gold metallic three piece suit ensemble from the Gucci Resort 2014 collection.

Zendaya’s outfit consisted of an oversized lamé jacket ($2,500), a matching lamé tank ($795), and matching lamé wide-leg relaxed fit trousers ($1450).

It’s a head-to-toe metallic look that could be overwhelming on some, but coming in at 5’10″, Zendaya has height on her side. This allows all the pieces to drape perfectly on her frame.


For the actual Grammy Awards red carpet, Zendaya chose a look from the Emanuel Ungaro Spring 2014 ready-to-wear collection that was all about drama.

With it’s black sheer blouse, and blue chiffon maxi length skirt that featured a thigh high split, Zendaya’s Ungaro outfit is a decidedly more adult look for the starlet.

Slicked back hair, smoky eyes, and black patent leather Christian Louboutin pumps completed Zendaya’s Grammy night look, and were the perfect accents for her sophisticated ensemble.

[ photos: zendaya-coleman.com, style.com ]


If you’re not watching VH1′s Single Ladies, then what are you waiting for? Sure, it’s a little cheesy. Yes, it’s a lot soapy. And the acting is kind of…meh. But if for no other reason, Single Ladies is worth a spot on your DVR list for the fashion alone.

Under the creative guidance of Project Runway alum Anthony L. Williams, Single Ladies has become cable’s secret fashion gem.

The show revolves around three professional women— Raquel, Keisha, and April— who are single (natch), and Anthony does an excellent job of creating fashion forward looks for three characters that can be easily translated in the real world.

Too often tv shows feature excellent fashion ensembles that don’t work anywhere beyond the confines of the soundstage or the red carpet.

But Anthony has managed to consistently construct outfits that might be fashion forward, but could be easily worn by us ‘regular’ women.

Case in point, Denise Vasi (who plays Raquel on the VH1 show) wore a striped two piece cropped top and pencil skirt ensemble that easily attainable.

How attainable? Anthony reveals he found the striped dress (yes, it was originally a dress) at a T.J. Maxx, and had the brilliant idea of altering it to become the two piece outfit worn by Denise.

If you don’t have the time or the skills to attempt your own DIY creation, see above for alternative options to Denise/Raquel’s ‘custom’ design, like the
Torn by Ronny Kobo ‘Emma’ Crop Top ($198) and matching ‘Ronny’ skirt ($190}.

And while you’re deciding which version of this stripes on stripes look deserves a home in your wardrobe, check out Anythony’s VH1 interview where he explains his process for choosing outfits that reflect each character’s distinct look/personality:

[ photos: vh1, revolve. video: vh1 ]


I have a sneaking suspicion that until the Academy Awards happen in March, this place will become an unofficial shrine to gift from the fashion gods, Lupita Nyong’o.

The girl can do no wrong when it comes to fashion.

Whether she’s opting for a casual chic look, or something more formal at a black tie affair, or even a flirty after five frock, Lupita proved over the course of one weekend, that she and her style team can handle it all.


Before nabbing a win for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, Lupita attended Entertainment Weekly’s SAG Awards nominee celebration, and ditched the floor length gowns in exchange for a fun and flirty vintage Valentino number.

Lupita was all smiles as she posed on the red carpet in her sleeveless mini dress that featured a high neckline, and 3D applique flowers throughout the front.

With such an intricately detailed dress, Lupita kept it safe when it came to her accessories, which included an Amanda Pearl clutch and Paul Andrew shoes.


For her big day on the SAG Awards red carpet, Lupita wore arguably her best look to date. With her hair styled in a fresh high-top ‘do, and her makeup done in shades of pink and blue, Lupita literally had heads turning in a floor length aqua colored gown from Gucci.

Featuring a meticulously pieced together yoke of floral appliques and matching beadwork, Lupita’s dress was an instant standout amongst a sea of relative fashion mediocrity.


A different awards show, and a different red carpet, but Lupita remained as impeccably put together as ever.

After the extravagance of her SAG Awards red carpet moment, Lupita opted for a more streamlined look for the Producers Guild of America Awards.

The 12 Years a Slave actress wore a tawny colored asymmetrical dress from Stella McCartney styled with heels also from the designer.

With such a simple and uncomplicated dress, Lupita went for a bolder look in the makeup department, wearing this season’s very on trend deep plum lip.

A snakeskin Chesneau Heltzel clutch and Jamie Wolf jewelry completed her look.

[ photos: zimbio ]


Pregnant in heels? It seems like every celebrity mommy-to-be worth her fashion salt can handle that. But can they handle walking the red carpet of a major awards show in a belly baring ensemble?

For Scandal actress Kerry Washington, the answer is a resounding yes.

Kerry, who’s known for her red carpet style, took a major fashion risk at the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards by choosing to wear a custom Prada design that featured amongst other things, a beaded cropped top that gave just enough of a peek of Kerry’s bare pregnant belly.

The pink top was paired with a black pleated full length ballroom skirt, and Christian Louboutin ‘Pigalace’ stiletto heels ($795) that feature a black dentelle lace body, and black satin covered five inch heel.

The question now becomes is this a fashion trend you can get behind? Pregnant women wearing crop tops, should this now be a thing?

There doesn’t appear to be much critical backlash against Kerry’s daring ensemble choice. Perhaps it’s a combination of not wanting to say anything negative about a pregnant woman, and the fact that Kerry’s so likeable and seems to be sincerely happy with her wardrobe choice for the night, that have kept the critics at bay.

But…I’m not sure I can sign off on this look.

I LOVE that Kerry threw the notion of typical maternity red carpet wear completely out the window and instead opted for an outfit she loved, baby bump be damned.

It’s not the cropped top or the baring of the pregnant belly that gives me pause with this look. It’s the weird silhouette created when the top, the bump, and the skirt all come together that makes go, hmmm…

I like the idea of this outfit far more than the actual execution. I think a fitted skirt would’ve gone a long way toward fixing the proportion and silhouette issues caused by the pairing of the wide skirt with the wide cropped top.

Thoughts? Are you all for the crop top trend making it’s way into maternity fashion?

[ photos: kerry-washington.org ]

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Talk about a style showdown. We already knew white on the red carpet was having an off season style moment, so it should come as no surprise that two of Hollywood’s rapidly rising stars have both indulged in the fashion trend.


Tika Sumpter has made major moves in her career since her early days in the industry playing Layla Williamson on ABC’s One Life to Live.

Not only is she starring in the number one hit drama The Haves and The Have Nots on OWN, she’s also starring in this weekend’s predicted number one movie Ride Along with Kevin Hart and Ice Cube.

At the movie’s NYC premiere, Tika dazzled in a Cushnie et Ochs Resort 2014 neoprene cut out dress ($1495).

She finished off her look in dramatic yet timeless fashion with a matte red lip and black patent leather heels and a matching black clutch. There’s a reason the color combo of black, white, and red never is out of style, especially when it looks like it does on Tika.


12 Years A Slave actress Lupita Nyong’o is definitely having the best year evah, and we’ve barely made it through January.

The always impeccably styled Ms. Nyong’o was the best dressed at this year’s Golden Globe Awards, has picked up a Miu Miu ad campaign, and as of tonight, has nabbed both a Critics’ Choice Award for Best Supporting Actress and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role.

At the Critics’ Choice Awards, Lupita left everyone within her vicinity speechless as she owned the red carpet and stunned in a custom Calvin Klein creation done in ivory, featuring strategically placed cut-outs.

Lupita’s ensemble was completed by flawlessly (of course) applied makeup, a Calvin Klein clutch (natch), Paul Andrew shoes, and Kimberly McDonald jewelry.

Do we really need a best dressed face-off for this since they both look so amazing? But for those who insist…

Who wears their white cut-out dress best?

  • Lupita Nyong'o in Calvin Klein (65%, 13 Votes)
  • Why choose? They're both hot! (20%, 4 Votes)
  • Tika Sumpter in Cushnie et Ochs (15%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 20

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[ photos: zimbio, style.com ]


The girls of HBO’s hit series Girls have had a bit of a rough go of it as they’ve tried to define their respective red carpet styles.

Actress Zosia Mamet who plays the bubbly and naïve Shoshanna, has a particular sense of fashion that’s a blend of ‘New York hipster’ meets ‘New York socialite’ that’s left her with a spotty hit or miss red carpet record.


As she’s made the rounds to promote the third season of Girls though, it seems as if Zosia has finally hit her red carpet style stride following a string of looks that firmly plant her in the well-dressed category.

At the UK premiere of Girls Season 3, Zosia was the epitome of New York chic in a strapless jumpsuit from the Elisabetta Franchi Fall 2013 collection (€387,00).

The bustier topped jumpsuit features ruffle detailing at the bustline leading to an origami pleated peplum at the waist, before finishing with a pair of tapered cigarette ankle length pants.

It’s a sophisticated piece yet retains enough visual interest that it fits right in with Zosia’s particular style aesthetic.

If you’re lucky enough to reside in Italy (where Elisabetta Franchi is based), Zosia’s jumpsuit can be yours for €387,00 from the Elisabetta Franchi e-commerce site.

For everyone else, the ‘Casilda’ bustier jumpsuit in dusty pink from Missguided is a great style alternate at a decidedly wallet friendly price of $64.

But if it’s the peplum detailing that grabs your attention, try the below options instead:

[ photos: zimbio, elisabetta franchi ]