Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Platinum Hits and Other Glitz!

Platinum jewelry was a hit at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards, with some stars sporting a variation from the trend. From top to bottom: Elisabeth Moss, Giuliana Rancic,  Amber Riley, and Gwyneth Paltrow (on the left) sporting platinum jewelry as Rashida Jones (on the right) sports a deviation from the trend. 

Below are what's being sold in stores right now (Tiffany & Co. all the way down to Fred Meyer Jewelers). Pops of color to add to your outfit are always in!

Natural Beauties at the Primetime Emmys

Beauty Looks at the Primetime Emmy Awards

Natural Beauty

The stars and celebrities at the 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards were out in their usually incredible gowns and accessories, but the makeup looks they flaunted were slightly different from the dramatic looks of past shows. 

This year they went with minimal, very natural cosmetics for glowing, beautiful complexions to compliment their glamorous gowns.

Julianne Moore

Katie Holmes

Kelly Osbourne

Naya Rivera

Those celebrities who went a little more dramatic added a pop of bright lipstick or had brighter eyeshadow so their eyes popped.

 Evan Rachel Wood

Claire Danes

Kristen Wiig

Rachel Taylor

Rashida Jones


Red as the Red Carpet
The Emmy Awards have come to a close but the celebrities were vivacious the whole night.

Sofia Vergara

Sarah Hyland

Giuliana Rancic

Angela Kinsley

 Kerry Washington

 Lea Michele

Adrienne Palicki

 Nina Dobrev

Kate Winslet

Red is definitely the trend for this season and into spring 2012. It is said that men notice a women in red and I would say that not only men were noticing these women in red. 

"The Best and Worst Dressed at the Emmy Awards 2011." Web. 21 Sept. 2011. <>.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

All in the Bag

Feeling a little... Blue.
Blue eyeshadow is making a comeback as navy dresses are also coming into play and porcelain skin is also coming back in style for fall and winter 2012.

Gunmetal Nail polish is also making its way unto the scene. All that glitters is NOT just gold.

All in the Bag!
With everyone staring at the gowns and hair, clutches and handbags get pushed off to the side.

Whether the clutches matches to a T or is completely random, they will sure add some spice to the gown.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Eco-Evening and Hair Chic

Healthy Skin and Sexy Hair
From eco-friendly cosmetics to pink colored hair, women will go to any length for beauty.

Yves being the first brand to go with organic and all natural ingredients for the cosmetics line is dedicated to healthy skin. Giovanni has also created a organic cosmetics line, using renewable plants and exotic organic oils.

It was predicted that organic and natural cosmetics will be in demand in a few years, companies are jumping on this prediction and have been for years.

Hair Hair and Gorgeous Hair!

Hairstyles have varied over the years, retro styles have been trending for the last few years as well as vintage inspired dress.

 Most women prefer to go free and loose like Amy Adams and Lea Michelle, and they aren't the only ones.

People associate an up-do with formal wear, and many still sport the look, recently the trend has been low buns at the nap of the neck.

"Eco-Friendly Yves Rocher Arrives in South Africa." 2 Sept. 2011. Web. 7 Sept. 2011. <>.

"Practical Green Beauty Predicted as New Trend for 2011 | Natural Cosmetic News." Natural Cosmetic News - Natural Blog for the Cosmetic and Personal Care Industry. 28 Jan. 2011. Web. 07 Sept. 2011. <>.

More is More Fashionable

Gown Gala
Below are images from from the Cannes Film Festival. Navy, red, and classic white and black seem to be common colors. Mixes are definitely in, with sheers and different textures; while some celebrities stayed with solid classic colors in the same fabric. 

More is More Fashionable

Accessory trends for evening wear
Fall/Winter 2011-2012 

The jewelry accessories for F/W 2011-12 can be described by the Latin phrase "horror vacui", meaning "fear of empty space". In this category, more is more - fashionable, that is. 

Silver, classic black & white, feathers, fringe, crystals, beads, you name it, it has been layered on the runway this season. Last season was about color, now jewelry trends are moving back into classic neutral colors that can be paired with anything, but wild materials to make it stand out.



 Whether it's bangles or necklaces, this season is about layering, layering, layering. Layering some silver bangles with a statement bracelet in a similar color will complement a gown nicely.

Statement Pieces

Necklaces and cocktail rings are big this season - in more ways than one. A simple cocktail ring or statement necklace are perfect, yet completely elegant accessories for a lavish gown.

Chandelier Earrings

Chandelier earrings are the most classy way to complement a couture or formal gown & they're also big, big, big for fall/winter 2011-2012. You can't go wrong with classic.


Glitter Pumps

Giuseppe Zanotti

Ivanka Trump                                                         Nine West



BP Satin Knot Pumps                             Fendi Satin Bow Pumps

Donna Karan Saint Pump                                              Jason Wu Satin Pumps

Knee or floor length, ballgown or sheath, satin or lace, purple or blue - either of these styles of pump will accentuate the beauty of an evening gown

Both the shoes and accessories for Fall/Winter 2011-12 are double threats - classic and beautiful, but edgy and new at the same time. This fall and winter will definitely not be drab.