Jennifer 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.
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!
We 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!
This 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.
Happy 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!! <3
This “Wednesday’s Shoe” actually falls on Christmas Day, and we thought these heels certainly epitomize “jingle bell ROCK!” The red velvet pumps are from British designer Charlotte Olympia, whose adorable holly-inspired heels we featured last holiday season (it’s also very fitting, because our editors spent the last two Christmases in Olympia, Washington!) The Jingle Bell Dolly platform pumps originally cost £625. They’d be stunning with a holiday cocktail dress, or help turn you into one sexy Mrs. Claus.
Merry Christmas! It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and it also happens to be “Pink Wednesday!” We’ve found it hard in the past to come up with pink outfits for the holiday season, but while our mom was watching White Christmas earlier this month, we realized there was a perfect rose-colored dress for December 25th! Vera Ellen dances with Danny Kaye in the 1954 film in a stunning pale pink chiffon frock. The dress has sequined details, really cute matching shoes, but the full skirt is just perfect for dance number she performs, which reminded us of Liesl’s famous dress in The Sound of Music. It’s no surprise here, the lovely outfit was created by famous 20th century costume designer, Edith Head. Another blogger whose site is called Ip & Audrey put it perfectly when she said Ellen looks “like a cream-puffed sugar plum fairy!” Here’s hoping you have a wonderful Christmas! <3
Our favorite German girl was completely glamorous at the Metropolitan Opera for the premiere of Eugene Onegin. Diane Kruger sported a color-blocked gown from Prabal Gurung from his 2014 Resort Collection to the New York City event. The stark contrast of black, white and red (which photographs dark pink in most pictures) looked stunning on the internationally adored beauty. She accessorized with Prabal Gurung for Chris Habana jewelry, as well, and a pair of beautiful white pumps. Pure sophistication and class.
Who better to complete “Back-to-School Week,” than the reigning queen B of making school clothing look so good? It’s Blair Waldorf again, sporting an adorable navy blue pencil skirt, white silk blouse, and a matching short tie, complete with a pearl tie tack. Her accessories are what really make the outfit pop – a red belted headband (of course, it’s Blair, after all) with a matching bag, red and white slingbacks, a silk scarf and a layered pearl bracelet. Her true love, Chuck Bass, certainly is her complement in an all-American colored blazer and tie, too. These two certainly make us excited for going back to school!