kate-beckinsale-6Kate Beckinsale has such impeccable style, we’re always stunned how few times we’ve featured her on theSkinnyStiletto.  Not only that, the gorgeous lady has serious brains, too – she studied Russian and French literature at Oxford University!  Here she is earlier this month at a private dinner celebrating the designer Antonio Berardi.  She’s wearing a monochrome dress with a racer neckline from his Resort 2014 Collection.  Black and white is universally flattering, but the Brit looks lovely against the décor, too!


michelle-obama-20-barack-obama-5Today, our First Lady, Michelle Obama turns 50!  She looks absolutely amazing for her age, and as one of our favorite style icons, we’ve chosen our favorite gown of hers to feature on her birthday.  She wore an absolutely stunning sequined gown by Peter Soronen at the Governor’s Ball in 2009.  The gunmetal color looked absolutely incredible, especially when she accessorized it with a pair of black heels, and a gorgeous Tom Binns necklace (plus having the President on your arm! ;) ) It was the first red carpet event for the First Couple, and it certainly made an impression!  Happy Birthday Michelle!


elizabeth-taylor-10This winter has certainly been a cold one, and while looking at cute cocktail dresses is a lot of fun, it’s hard to imagine wearing them when it’s 8 degrees out and/or when it’s snowing!  So for this January post, we’re featuring the late Elizabeth Taylor in a cold weather coat!  When Taylor died three years ago, our editors kept seeing this photo featured, but we couldn’t find who made her terrific outfit.  But Liz looks just lovely in her white fur coat and leather thigh-high boots that we’re assuming was photographed during the 60’s or 70s.  (Certainly with the Go-Go style of her shoes!)  Stay warm this winter!

The Little Black List: Best of 2013

Since 2014 is upon us, it’s time for theSkinnyStiletto‘s “Best of 2013″ list, where we name our ten favorite looks of the past year.  2013 included two lovely pregnant ladies, lots of white, and even Taylor Swift (she can’t take a joke, but she can certainly wear a dress.)

1. Diane Kruger is Graphically Glamorousdiane-kruger-9

2. Taylor Swift’s Clothes Grow Up (Now it’s her Turn)taylor-swift-1

3. The Pregnant Princess & the Polka DotsKate-Middleton-424. Georgina Chapman Redefines Ethereal in her Own LabelGeorgina-Chapman-15. Marion Cotillard is Beautiful in French Bluemarion-cotillard-66. Michelle Dockery is a Real Life Ladymichelle-dockery-47. Our First Lady Michelle Obama in Real Life

8. Shenae Grimes is a Bridal “Black Beauty”Shenae-grimes-29. Tina Fey & Amy Poehler are Fashion-Forward and Funnytina-fey-4-amy-poehler-2 10. Blake Lively Could Double as a “Black Swan”blake-lively-11


jennifer-lawrence-21Jennifer Lawrence was the “It Girl” of 2013, and it’s not hard to understand why.  She became the highest-grossing female action star of all time, won an Academy Award, and charmed everyone in the process.  She’s a regular girl shot to fame, who isn’t afraid of being herself (although we’re scared what the adoring public will do, once they tire of her… they are a fickle beast).  Here is J.Law in Christian Dior at the Cannes premiere of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.  The strapless white dress had gathered fabric with a print of Andy Warhol’s “Female Head 1958.”  Lawrence matched the color in her dress with bubblegum pink Jimmy Choo “Anouk” pumps.  Fresh, colorful and youthful – just like her.

Words on Fashion

barack-obama-4-michelle-obama-19You can be stylish and powerful too – that’s Michelle’s advice.” – President Barack Obama, speaking of his wife, to the 2012 graduating class of Barnard


This “Fancy Friday” is our very own First Lady.  Michelle Obama stunned in a floor-length custom Marchesa gown at the 2013 Kennedy Center Honors last month.  With President Obama by her side, in a sharp tux, the two looked glamorous and happy strolling through the holiday-decorated hall.  The off-the-shoulder dress showcased the First Lady’s most famous asset – those strong arms, and the emerald jewel tone looked flawless against her complexion.  It’s hard to believe the FLOTUS will be 50 this month – she looks amazing!


kate-middleton-45We think it’s safe to assume Kate Middleton had a pretty good year.  She gave birth to her first child, the beautiful baby George, who also happens to be a direct royal heir to the British crown.  And she was back to her beautiful shape in mere weeks.  Today is her 32nd birthday, so to celebrate the pretty princess, we’re featuring the lovely outfit she wore to Prince George’s christening this past year.  Middleton sported a cream-colored, ruffled two-piece suit by her favorite designer, Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen (who outfitted her during another historic moment you may remember in 2011…)  Kate’s sister, Pippa, and her mother-in-law, Camilla, also donned ivory to match the baby’s baptism gown.  Kate’s accessories revealed she’s loyal to other labels, too: her shoes were her trusty L.K. Bennett nude Sledge pumps, and her pale silk fascinator is by another favorite of the Duchess, Jane Taylor, who revealed the gorgeous hat is available for sale (for a whopping £755!)  The beret’s name?  “Georgie,” of course.  Happy Birthday Kate!kate-middleton-46

Wednesday’s Shoe

tuxedo-heelsThis editor usually always dons a pair of sparkly pumps for New Year’s Eve, but that is probably a little overdone for December 31st.  We think a pair of tuxedo-inspired pumps would be a unique twist on a classic standby.  Oddly enough, we found this “Wednesday’s Shoe,” labeled “Black & White Tuxedo Classic Pumps/Wednesday Shoes” on the site Uturn Utopia.  Wednesday, as in Wednesday Addams?  Possibly, or maybe just an odd coincidence!  Either way, it works!  A few years ago, this editor sported a tuxedo cocktail dress for the holiday, and while these would probably be too “matchy-matchy,” they would look adorable with any black or white getup!  The four inch heels retail for $44.99.


kaley-cuoco-2kaley-cuoco-3Happy New Year!  Our editors’ mother came up with the perfect pink dress for New Year’s Day that falls on a “Pink Wednesday” – Kaley Cuoco’s petal pink wedding gown from last night!  The Big Bang Theory star wed boyfriend Ryan Sweeting in a New Year’s Eve party/wedding on December 31st.  The Vera Wang creation made her a blushing bride in more ways than one.  The strapless tulle ballgown had a sweetheart neckline, with hand appliqué Chantilly lace accents.  Cuoco also wore a veil by Wang, which was nude tulle, also with petal-pink floating hand appliqué Chantilly lace.  The bridesmaids wore various styled black dresses, making a beautiful & unique looking wedding party.  Happy New Year to you all & congrats to the happy couple!! <3kaley-cuoco-4