Wednesday, May 7, 2014
All images on this post are from style.com
Lupita Nyong’o, reigning queen of red carpets, does it again. Nyong’o is a prime example of elegance. No matter what she puts on, simple or daring, she looks classic. She is time after time on my list of best dressed celebrities and after this season may take the number one slot. This custom Prada is brilliant in every way. She looks like Jane from Tarzan took a trip to the roaring 20s and straight killed it. And can we all take notice of those arms (and then be insanely jealous of them)?
Movie star. Blake Lively is no longer just an actress in this classically beautiful Gucci Première, she is a movie star. I don’t even know where to begin with this. She hit the mark from her hair and make-up to the dress. She could go back in time 20 years, come back, then head into the future 20 years and still look just as gorgeous. A dress that can do that is a dress that deserves some recognition. Plus she has Ryan Reynolds as an accessory, so that’s kind of a bonus.
Let me just start by saying, simple red ALWAYS works - It just does and it always will. This Ralph & Russo gown that Arizona Muse wore is the prime example. Although it does not beat the red Ralph Lauren we saw Lupita Nyong’o in this season, it is still one of the best looks I’ve seen. Once again, this is a dress that you could wear in any time period and it is still jaw dropping. The simple accessory route was the perfect way to go, too. This dress didn’t need any assistance in turning heads.
I always love to see my Emmas on the red carpet. Both Stone and Watson can be counted on to look beautiful. Stone knows what colors look good on her and isn’t afraid to mix and match. This Thakoon is perfect on her. I’m not always a fan of the pink and red combination, but these shades were meant for each other. She looks young, fresh, and alive. I had the opportunity to speak to the designer at TVFU this past year and I love seeing his work. Love the look.
The best for last. This Marchesa that Karolina Kurkova wore is currently giving me life. Whoever believes that nothing can be perfect has been proven wrong. This dress (if you can even call it that, it’s more like art) is drool worthy. Just staring at this dress makes me happy. I would go on and on about it but I’m sure that you guys can all see how wonderful it is on your own.
BONUS: worst dressed at the Met Gala goes to Maggie Gyllenhaal. Seriously, what is this? I am genuinely upset about this. There are so many things wrong with it and nothing right with it. The hair is bad and her face looks greasy. Give it up Maggie.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Currently dying over the eye bag. If someone knows where I can purchase, that let me know ASAP- I so need it in my life. I'm just really digging the whole look overall. It looks totally effortless, comfortable, and adorably-sassy. In other words, perfect for any music festival.
I absolutely love this look. It is the perfect combination of classy and funky at the same time. Too often, Coachella goers just try to out do one another for the most obnoxious outfit award. I mean really, can we just discuss Vanessa Hudgen's horrible style everyone is so in love in love with? There is a difference between boho and hobo.
Yes. So much yes. I am quite literally drooling over the perfection that is this whole entire outfit. This may not only be one of my favorite Coachella outfits, but one of my favorite outfits ever. I got genuinely excited when I came across this ensemble. Possibly too excited. Once again, it is proven that sassy and classy is way better then over the top.
I am a complete sucker for black, the Rolling Stones, and leather so it is no wonder this made my top five list. It is beyond cool. This is Coachella done right. She looks like she belongs, like she actually knows a thing or two about music. You can just look and this girl and know she is awesome and she knows how to rock.
This girl knows she has style and doesn't even feel the need to get all done up to prove it. This may be one of the simplest looks overall at Coachella, but is by far one of the best. The bag is to die for. That dress is fantastic. The sunnies make me drool and the lipstick is the perfect shade. She is killing it.
BONUS: Being that I am a complete music junkie and going to Coachella is my dream, I thought I would share with you guys my top ten bands that would be on my must-see list. I hope you take the chance to check them out!
2. Cage the Elephant
3. Lana del Rey
4. The 1975
5. The Naked and Famous
6. The Preatures
7. City and Colour
10. Foster the People
Sunday, April 6, 2014
Finally made my way back to the blogosphere after my mini hiatus. A hiatus that included a wonderful trip to France where I discovered the totally cool lifestyle brand Twins for Peace. And when is say totally cool, I mean totally cool. The brand was started by two brothers Maxime and Alexandre in 2009. Not only are the shoes and accessories totally awesome ways to complement a cool casual look (note the hand-beaded shoes in the first picture), but they're the raddest way to promote humanitarianism (promise not to say rad again). Each time you purchase a pair of shoes they donate a pair to a kid in need. The brand also donates to children's education each time you purchase an accessory. All-in-all this brand deserves the hype, the products are stylish and karma points are great. Be Cool Be Good.
Monday, March 3, 2014
Most of the show was a look into what it would be like if the Upper East Side had cowboys (and let me tell you it is a good thing they don't). However, Plein did manage to create a diamond in the rough. Not just your average diamond either. I'm talking a full-fledged Kim Kardashian engagement ring type diamond. This coat is really something. The combination of bright red plaid, studs, AND a fur collar was risky. But let me tell you, it was a risk worth taking.
Dolce and Gabbana
So, I was wondering if a handsome young prince could put a ring on it sometime soon so I could become a princess and wear this dress. This is definitely a princess dress. Dolce and Gabbana has a way of creating clothes that just make you feel luxurious. From stunningly simple silhouettes to rich colors and detail, Dolce and Gabbana is fit for the royals.
So there may be a little bias in adding this Trussardi look to my top 5 list. Not only is it mostly black (my weakness), but it is composed of leather pants, an oversized sweater, and a beautiful, beautiful pair of loafers (also a weakness). They might as well have just named the look after me. Perfect.
It was really hard to find an evening dress that was fair to put in a top 5 list with the Dolce and Gabbana number. This Alberta Ferretti dress really gives the other a run for it's money. If I haven't already hammered it into your head, simple is wonderful. The fit and shape of this dress isn't anything crazy, there is not any avant-garde element. The dress is even more stunning for that. There is something about a easy elegant look, that is much more desirable. There were definitely some red carpet worthy dresses this season in Milan.
The obsession with menswear inspired looks is real. It is very real and bordering on unhealthy (if that is even possible, of course). Menswear inspired looks are just cool. There is no other way to say it. Just like the Band of Outsiders look from NYFW, this look is for someone who is totally fashionable and just doesn't give a d*#@. I mean really this is so beyond effortless but astonishingly chic. Time to dig through my closet and try to figure out how to recreate this look.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Christopher KaneNow I'm not usually a graphics girl - I tend to veer towards the embellishment or pattern side when looking for something bold - but this look is totally cool. The best thing about this look is how effortless it is. A lot of the time people look to accessories to make an outfit, but a look that can be killer standing on its own says a lot more.
Mother of PearlWhere do I even start with look? Every element is brilliant. From the colors to the shape all the way down to those loafers (which may be the mother of all loafers). This look is totally chic and totally classic. The great thing about classic is that it lasts forever. This look is still going to be in style 10 years from now. Especially the loafers. Did I mention I adore the loafers? OK, just checking.
OsmanOnce again I am drawn to the simple, classy looks. I mean, the title of this blog is Color Me Classy after all. What I'm really obsessed with is the dress over the top and the bottoms. If you would have suggested I put a dress of any sorts over my outfit before seeing this look, I would call you crazy. Actually, if you suggested it now I would call you crazy. This is the only outfit that rocks it. At least that I have yet to see in my life. Plus, the dress would look too chic over another simple dress or shirt and skirt combo. This is a fabulously versatile look.
Fresh. This look by Temperley London is fresh. There is absolutely no other way to describe it. The cool blues and crisp white is just simply stunning. And don't get me started with how perfectly the scarf clashes with the pattern on the jacket and skirt. I would wear just about anything with this pattern and color scheme on it. Like if you handed me a muumuu with this on it, I would wear it.
Once again I am guilty of favoring the black simple looks. This look actually couldn't be more black or more simple. But the those are the characteristics that create a timeless piece. Now, of course that's not to say that only black simple pieces are timeless because that is absolutely not true at all. What it does mean is that it is very hard to find something that is black, simple, and not timeless. Oh one last thing for the people at Whistle, is there any way I can get this dress before my trip to Paris next month? That would be spectacular (a girl can dream).
Monday, February 17, 2014
I am completely in love with this look by Alexander Wang. Not just the "oh that's really cute - I wish I had it" kind of obsessed. I'm talking full-on, I would do illegal things to obtain this look - kind of obsessed. The whole vibe is very equestrian, but at the same time screams detective with the multiple pockets in the Sherlock Holmes-esque dress. Major.
Alice + Olivia
A moment of silence for all of the future coats that have no chance of living up to this Alice + Olivia masterpiece. This look is killer to begin with, but that coat is absolutely brilliant. The red fur collar is hot. I never thought a collar in itself could be hot, but this one is. It completely makes the look. It is the perfect contrast to the black and white. The coat also does a great job of taking minimal color and pattern a long way. Perfect compliment to the detail of the rest of the look.
Ok, I am a total sucker for black and white. So, it is no surprise that when I saw the Philosophy collection I fell in love. The second look in the show was by far the best. Although it wasn't the most elaborate or the fanciest, it was stunning. Simplicity can go a very long way which is something that is often forgotten nowadays. I seems that the times of "less is more" are long gone. This look brought that philosophy (totally not supposed to be a pun) back and it rocks.
What would a top 5 list be without my man Marc? Marc Jacobs is one of my favorites, if not my favorite designer. He does what he wants and he puts on a show season after season. He is also one of the few designers who is on the simplicity train right now. Don't get me wrong, I love detail and pattern as much as the next person. Simple is just a breath of fresh air though, something that needs to be done sometimes. This collection was very simple and very clean. I mean look at this dress, it can't get more simple. It also couldn't be more stunning. It takes more talent to make something beautiful then something elaborate breathtaking. Marc Jacobs can do it. By the way, I will not be discussing my thoughts on the oldest Jenner girl being the show (cue the eye-roll).
Band of Outsiders
Band of Outsiders is for the cool kids who don't want to admit they're actually cool. You know the type. The type of person who is a total BA and acts as if nothing is a big deal. Like, the world could be attacked by an army of aliens and they would be leaned up against a brick wall somewhere straight faced, sunnies on, contemplating the new indie band they just discovered. That is Band of Outsiders and that is this totally killer look. The whole collection is completely vintage school-boy and school-girl. This look though, is the best by far. It's just effortlessly cool.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
I was going to write a post on my favorite looks from the Grammy Awards, until I realized that I can't think of a single dress that was really worth remembering. The dresses weren't bad, but they sure weren't anything special. I do have to say Jared Leto and Macklemore were looking mighty fine though. Ok now back on topic, Zuhair Murad's Spring 2014 Couture collection. Delicious. The line was truly something to marvel at. Just looking at the pieces made me feel elegant. The colors were subtle but packed a punch. The line was the kind of delicate that makes you feel powerful. They carried a strong sense of "I am a woman" and "I want to look beautiful". Which, would be an understatement of how any piece from this collection would make you look. The gold details and the leaf inspired belts were a perfect touch. This line is definitely going down as one of my top 3 from this years couture season. Oh, and just so you know, the wedding dress at the finale (which I will get my hands on as soon as I trick a man into dealing with me for the rest of my life) had around 25,000 appliqué flowers on it. Yes, you read that right, 25,000. I'll just go ahead and say what you all were thinking, that is INSANE. This collection was absolutely something. It seems rare nowadays to find a collection that feels pretty, rich, and powerful. The three things every woman wants to be.