Thursday, February 11, 2016

Runway Report: BCBG Max Azria Fall 2016 Ready-to-Wear

New York Fashion Week officially kicked off today and at the start we had, as per usual, BCBG Max Azria. I always tend to look at BCBG because I love the casual looks that Max Azria sends down the runway. This collection always gives me looks that I can picture on the backs of some of the chic fashion pack as the run from show to show next February. I got a very disco grunge glamour from this collection. From the slashed knit tights and sparkling laurex undershirts to the asymmetrical layers and oversized coats this collection was definitely one that has a lot of street style potential. Leandra Mendine of Man Repeller was drawn to the sparkling undershirts as was I. There were quite a few amazing coats in this collection and I am sure one or two will be snapped next season. The fur trend set for Fall 2015 showed no signs of slowing down at BCBG adorning coats, jackets, and shoes. Overall I was very happy to see that BCBG Max Azria had given me something more chic than they did last season. A great way to kick off NYFW!
BCBG Max Azria Fall 2016 RTW
Make sure you check out all my favorite looks from the Fall 2016 RTW collections (and my immediate wishes) over on my Pinterest page.

Runway Report: Saint Laurent Fall 2016 at the Hollywood Palladium

 After foregoing showing the Saint Laurent menswear collection during Paris Men's Fashion Week Heidi Silmane showed his Fall 2016 Menswear and Part 1 of his Fall 2016 Womenswear collection to a house packed full of celebrities at the Hollywood Palladium. Amidst rumors that that he is leaving Heidi showcased my favorite Saint Laurent collection under his reign this far. The move to LA saw a different side of the Saint Laurent woman and man. This collection was heavily 60's and 70's movie star inspired with pieces that look like the could have been incorporated into an actor or actresses wardrobes from pieces that were costumes from movies that they were in (the red velvet cape with the gold trim pictured above and the 17th century inspired embroidered men's jacket bellow). Of the men's collection my favorite piece, and the one I covet the most, is the amazing sequined biker jacket. I want that for when I am running from show to show during New York Fashion Week next February.
My favorite look from the women's collection was the green chiffon gown which featured ostrich feather trimming at the neck and on the wrists. I am majorly hoping that January Jones gets her hands on that dress because I think that her type of glamour would just make this not look like a costume on the red carpet. I am intrigued to see where this collection will end up and what will be worn. Will some of the menswear make it onto the Grammy Awards red carpet on Monday night? Will we see it on Oscar night? Who will Heidi bring to the Met Ball? All questions that I have as this collection is just that good. A great kick off to fashion month.
Make sure you check out all my favorite looks from the Fall 2016 RTW collections (and my immediate wishes) over on my Pinterest page.

Front Row: Saint Laurent at the Hollywood Palladium

Stars of fashion, film, television, and music came out in droves last night for the Saint Laurent at the Hollywood Palladium presentation of the Fall 2016 Menswear and Part 1 of the Fall 2016 Womenswear collections by Hedi Slimane for Saint Laurent. Heidi went the route that Tom Ford did with his Fall 2015 RTW presentation last year but instead of capitalizing on the Oscars Heidi capitalized on the star force in LA out out for the Grammy Awards. Music stars like Justin Beiber, Miguel, Joan Jett, Lady Gaga and Mark Ronson were seated amongst the likes of Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Jane Fonda, the Fanning sisters, Emma Roberts, and Sylvester Stallone. Check out the gallery bellow to see all the stars that were in attendance. 
Front Row at Saint Laurent at the Hollywood Palladium

#Grammys 2016: Alicia Keys, Amber Heard, Lady Gaga, & Nicole Richie Red Carpet Wish List

Alicia Keys was on hand to help announce all of this year Grammy Awards nominees and that could translate into her presenting or attending the show on Monday night. Alicia has always been one that I find interesting to see on the red carpet because she usually goes very edgy or very glam and I would be intrigued to see what she will wear on the red carpet Monday. I would love to see Alicia wearing this light pink Givenchy Spring 2016 Couture halter neck gown with side cut-outs and open back. Julianne Moore wore a similar look from this collection in chartreuse sequins for the SAG Awards so the style of gown might not appeal to someone as it could go into a "Who Wore It Better" type of situation. I think that this classic ethereal style is perfect for Alicia. I would style her hair into a large braided bun, add a pair of Bulgari earrings which feature a some pink stones, a gold clutch, and a pair of gold sandals to ensure that Alicia has a beautiful red carpet moment at the Grammy's.
Amber Heard is most likely going to be attending the Grammy Awards on Monday night as the plus one of her husband and Grammy performer Johnny Depp. You read that right. Johnny Depp will be making his Grammy Awards debut with the other members of The Hollywood Vampires, Alice Cooper and Joe Perry. I am excited to see what Amber is going to wear on the red carpet at the Grammy's as she is so versatile. I picked this dark pink Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2016 Alta Moda long sleeve sequin floral pattern cocktail dress for Amber because I think that this is a chic fun look for a movie star to wear on the Grammy Awards red carpet as a guest of a performer. I would keep the look simple with chic waves, a black clutch, and a pair of black peep toe pumps to ensure that Amber dazzles on the red carpet on Monday night.
Lady Gaga has been announced to perform a tribute to the late David Bowie on the Grammy Awards telecast on Monday night and I am very excited to see what she is going to wear on the red carpet and for her performance. I have been loving Gaga's style recently and I don't think that she will let me down on Monday night. For the red carpet I would love to see Gaga wearing this Armani Spring 2016 Couture gown which features a sequin embellished tiered skirt and black lace bodice on illusion fabric to give a sexy and edgy yet vert glamorous look. Gaga has toned down her crazy antics and has made me quite love her style recently. This paired with old Hollywood waves, a pair of black pumps, Diamond drop earrings, and a red lip would make for a perfect glamorous Grammy Awards red carpet look. For her performance of a selection of David Bowie's greatest hits I would love to see Gaga wearing this hot pink Moschino Pre-Fall 2016 cartoonish suit, though it might be a little to similar to the Gucci suit that she wore to perform the National Anthem at Super Bowl 50. I think that this suit embodies the spirit of David Bowie's iconic style and would make for the perfect look for Gaga to wear to memorialize the late pop icon.
Finally I have a wish for Nicole Richie to wear a beautiful Reem Acra Spring 2016 RTW teal gown which features stunning floral embroidery as I bet she will be on the red carpet as her father Lionel Richie is going to be honored as the MusiCares person of the year and will have a tribute to his music performed during the Grammy Awards on Monday night. I think that this type of chic Indian inspired gown would look amazing on Nicole though she might not go for such a princess moment on a night where she is just attending as a guest. Finished with a gold clutch and a pair of gold sandals and I believe that this would be an absolutely beautiful red carpet moment for Nicole.

You Better Werk!: Madalina Ghenea in Zuhair Murad Couture at the Sanremo Festival

Madalina Ghenea, the Romanian actress and model who is serving as a hostess at the Sanremo Music Festival this year, has been blowing me away. Yesterday Madalina wore a trio of Zuhair Murad Couture gowns on the stage yesterday and I am starting to develop a bit of a girl crush on her. She kicked off the day wearing a light blue gown from the Spring 2015 Couture collection which features a beautiful back bustle. I was a little sad that of all of the Zuhair gowns that Madalina could have chosen she picked the gown that Ana Beatriz Barrios wore to the Monaco royal wedding last year, but Madalina does do the look incredible justice. My favorite look of the three is the stunning impact making ruby red starburst embroidered long sleeve ball gown from the Fall 2015 Couture collection. I tend to favor these high impact looks from Madalina and this definitely is sweet and sexy all at the same time. Her final look saw her back in the Spring 2015 Couture collection with a silver grey gown which reminds me a little of something that would make a perfect costume for Juliet in Romeo and Juliet and Madalina looked absolutely beautiful wearing it. I am already excited to see what she is going to wear tonight. Which couturier will she choose tonight?

2016 amfAR New York Gala Red Carpet Rundown

2016 amfAR New York Gala Red Carpet
Hollywood star power met fashions biggest names at Cipriani Wall Street last night to support amfAR and the their mission to eradicate HIV/AIDS and they did so in high style. From Diane Kruger and her amazing custom Prada to Chanel Iman in Zuhair Murad Couture lady pants the stars looked beautiful. Yes there are a few not so favorable looks but all in all it was a good red carpet. Flip through all the looks and let me know who you really enjoyed and who you would turn into the Fashion Police.

You Better Werk!: Diane Kruger in Prada at the amfAR New York Gala

Diane Kruger was on the red carpet at the amfAR New York Gala last night and she was just as beautiful as ever wearing a custom Prada gown. Diane has always been one of my favorite red carpet ladies and she, unlike most, seems to almost always get her hands on the best custom Prada gowns and this is no exception. The messy updo and diamond cluster earrings were perfection. I could take or leave the clutch but it does add to the look. This will for sure be a contender for my Best Dressed of the Month list.