Fashion real life lessons trough stars and celebrities.
Red carped fashion may be confined to dreams for most girls, but truth is that events like the Golden Globe awards, growingly set real life trends. Straight through analyzing 2016 fab dresses, I sensed new stylistic orientations, transposable to real life that provide serious inspiration and styling tips working for everybody, both for going out dresses and for everyday.
Jennifer Lopez wore one of the most fabulous yellow gowns that I have ever seen. The thing here is that more coverage is not only trendy but it canbe a big plus, just leave it to Giambattista Valli to make it unbelieavably well thought.
Honestly, the uber-chic Italian/french designer’s rise (me proud twice) seems unstoppable both creatively and for his entrepreneurial attitude. JLo’s gown features a strategically cut micro cape gown, an incredibly well balanced thigh high slit, a wrapped bodice and an impressive train. Plus it’s yellow. Let’s face it, you have to be a genius to have so many things going on in a dress while still keeping it totally chic (elegant) and clean.
Yellow, in various mustard, golden or charteuse shades, also seen on Lola Kirke and America Ferrera is a trendy color that can’t be ignored, so, note to self, practice styling yellow.
Lady Gaga, in a black Versace Atelier gown perfectly embodied in every detail an avant-garde silver screen queen. That gown (testifying the close friendship with Donatella Versace) is sooo perfect with it’s dramatically exaggerated and structured curves that it won’t be easily forgotten.
Together with hair and makeup think about a Lady Gaga that not only did really deserve the prize that she won, but she also expressed in her vision of costume reinterpreting a 50’s /60’s dress by exagerating the details and making it 21st century’s avant garde . Awesome.
I higly suspect that this dress will be iconic (hello very inspired look alike black gowns ?) and it can be another perfect inspiration for the one and only gown that a woman keeps as a staple in her wardrobe.
Also it reiterates once again that velvet is back – everywhere – from formal to casual clothing and even in interior decoration.
Olivia Wilde wore a Michael Kors collection plunging neckline halter gown, embellished with seqins proving that simplicity still can be a winner, but also reminding us that color (deep ruby red in this case) changes everything. Think about a glamour feminine minimalist silhouette, a look at me but timeless option for a real life girl that invests in a dress. Michael Kors is a goldmine you have to dive in, I am still in love of the work he did when designing for Celine.
By the way, sequin embellishments are back. As you may know I firmly believe in sequins earning a spot in our lifes since you can put sequins high and low.
The simple stunner gown theory is also proved by Emily Rossum in Armani privé red sleeveles train gown, just in case sequins aren’t your thing.
Olivia Palermo wearing an unexpected mutli colored strapeless Del Pozo dress probably lead everybody to face (again) the fact that quality bloggers with a true fashion knowledge, creativity and good taste have a lot to say when it comes to styling. Jewels and accessorizing do make the difference and a well thought pairing can make you standout with a dress that isn’t a gown and that you can put up or down and wear during the day or for several less formal occasion. Just imagine this dress with a leather jacket , no sparkle or no jewelry, flat gladiator sandals or booties and a leather jacket.
It reminds me that spending some time learing how to accessorize what you have in your wardrobe is one of the best investments of your time if you like fashion. You’re welcome.
Jenna Dewan_Tatum in a Zuhaid Muhar haute couture starry gown whose awesomely executed embroidery provided a wow sparkle factor that isn’t the only interesting part in the dress. Plunging necklines are a big trend, and when paired with architecturally wide skirted gowns they elongate the figure. (Another note to self, wear deep v necklines with full skirts in real life) Also seen on Jamie Alexander in Jenny the same plunging neckline and wide structured skirt association makes a statement by itself.
Lily james was ethereal (not bridal, ethereal) in an asymmetrically cut sheer but not so sheer tulle Marchesa gown. Marchesa does tulle like nobody else and often deserves a special note when it come to graceful management of volumes and textures. Ethereal layers of white and light warm creamish colors flowing everywhere. White and its variations are in, for day, night, casual and formal (third note to self, I aldready do this, but I should do it more often).
Rosie Huntington Whiteley deserves a special note. Body goals. It showed in pictured but it struck even more when you saw her moving: that dress crowned her the regal mermaid of pure sexyness. A special prize once again to Atelier Versace because emphasizing a woman’s potential while keeping it chic and interesting isn’t given.
Which are your favorite looks you or your least-favorite looks and why?
Image source Gettyimages Jason Merrit.