September 8, 2013 |
NEW YORK - Not surprisingly, red-carpet favorite Monique Lhuillier drew a crowd of front-row lovelies to her show Saturday night at New York Fashion Week, including Ashley Madekwe, Emmy Rossum, Perry Reeves, Maggie Grace, Rose McGowan and Stacy Keibler. The inspiration: "Sheer elegance," according to the show notes, with "delicately balanced textures, innovative layering and sophisticated ease. " The look: A renewed emphasis on daywear, with short-sleeve lace tops, some with jeweled collars, multicolored lace pencil skirts and cloque pants in hothouse shades of coral, orchid, fuchsia and poppy red; dresses with high-low hems, including one short-sleeve style in nude tulle dotted with multicolored embroidered blossoms; rose gold Deco embroidered tulle tunic and gown ensembles; breezy ball gowns in floating solid-color chiffons or brush-stroke florals.
September 1, 2013 |
Los Angeles designer Monique Lhuillier is determined to dress women head-to-toe and 'round the clock. Since starting her namesake label in 1996, after she couldn't find a dress with enough fashion flair for her own wedding, Lhuillier has established herself as the go-to designer for Hollywood brides, including Reese Witherspoon, Carrie Underwood, Jewel, Ashlee Simpson and Avril Lavigne. Building on that foundation, in recent years she's developed a successful ready-to-wear collection shown seasonally in New York, and sold at major department stores and her own boutiques.
August 29, 2013 |
It is difficult to imagine that before 1950 the bridal industry did not exist. The growth of what is today a $70-billion dollar industry is reflected at the Pasadena Museum of History's exhibition “I Do! I Do! Part II.” August marked the opening of the second installment of the museum's survey of wedding fashion. While Part I exhibited the most beautiful dresses between 1850 and 1950, Part II presents dresses from roughly 1950 to the present, chosen for the way they define specific styles of the era. The exhibition follows themes throughout the decades, such as the influence of royalty and film, the growth of the bridal industry itself and more recently the progression of same-sex marriage.
July 3, 2013 |
Rihanna was a showstopper on the red carpet at Chanel's haute couture show in Paris on Tuesday. She wore a long, slouchy cream-colored cardigan, unbuttoned down to there and up to here -- in fact, only three buttons right around the middle seemed to hold it together. She accessorized with ropes of pearls and a floral brooch. What she didn't wear was a bra, and it was possible to see a nipple ornament under the thin sweater fabric. [The Cut] Model Jourdan Dunn tweeted that she was dropped from Dior's haute couture show because her chest was too big for the clothes.
May 3, 2013 |
Rebecca Hall loves designer labels. While promoting her new film "Iron Man 3," Hall showed off her expensive tastes on the red carpet. "Shopping is a bit of a relaxing hobby for me, which is sometimes troubling for the bank balance," Hall told Vogue UK . The British actress has professed her love on numerous occasions for the British brand Mulberry and has been seen sitting front row at the label's shows. Hall doesn't experiment much...
April 29, 2013 |
They call it the "nerd's ball," but the Washington correspondents' dinner on Saturday was anything but, with a dazzling array of Hollywood stars brightening things up. Katy Perry, Hayden Panettiere and Barbra Streisand mingled with grizzled journalism vets and talking heads. Sofia Vergara, for instance, was spotted laughing with Bill O'Reilly. Despite all the stars, Los Angeles Times fashion critic Booth Moore says that when it came to fashion, all eyes were on First Lady Michelle Obama, who was wearing a beaded black lace gown by Los Angeles designer Monique Lhuillier.