Angelina Jolie recently stated that comfort was her priority in choosing what to wear to award shows. With six young children that include twin babies this is completely understandable. But we should all be so lucky to have the things going for us that Angie has. Perhaps then we wouldn’t have to try so hard either! Pictured below with her equally genetically blessed partner Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie chose a loose fitting black satiny wrap dress for “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” premiere in Tokyo, Japan, January 29. More of Angie’s comfy mommy red-carpet glamour after the jump…..
Kate Hudson busy promoting her new film “Bride Wars”, arrives for a taping of the “Late Show with David Letterman” in New York, Monday January 5. Kate chose a figure hugging green sequined dress from the Emilio Pucci Spring 2009 collection.
Good fashion gone bad….
Even top-tier fashion mavens have a few misses among their fashion hits. While Kate is still as cute as a button, unfortunately this outfit is closer to a miss than a hit.
This dress doesn’t seem to be meant to cling to curves quite so much. The black tights are way too severe and combined with the shoes, the combo is just too heavy for the iridescent frock. The green matchy-matchy earrings don’t add much either.
Kate’s dress would look much improved without the black tights but if one must wear those tights then the dress below, also from the same Emilio Pucci collection, would look much better. Or perhaps the skirt (worn with a different top) shown in the adjacent set of photos would work.
Do you think Kate Hudson’s ensemble was a hit or a miss? How would you style the Pucci dress? Play celebrity stylist in this ‘virtual makeover’. (Click on thumbnails for enlarged picture. Then click on green arrow under enlarged photo for full size or high quality picture) More photos in the gallery below ‘Read the rest of this entry’.
More pictures of Kate and more runway photos from Emilio Pucci below.
Eva Mendes is seen here in a Christian Dior dress from the Spring/Summer 2008 collection. The actress wore this sumptuous, luxurious asymmetric dress with burn-out OR devore fabric and embellishment to Cartier’s Third Annual Loveday Celebration and Cartier Love Charity Bracelet launch, in Los Angeles, June 18. Recently, I wrote a post on devoré fabric or burn-out technique for adding texture to clothing.
Eva Mendes in a dress from the Dior Spring 2008 RTW Runway
John Galliano used this technique in his design for Dior and added to the sense of luxury with embellishment radiating on folds of fabric from a gathered “bud” of fabric building upon the floral design in the fabric. This also multiplies the dimensions of texture and adds another level of asymmetry. Continue the article below to see a gallery pictures of Eva Mendes in this Dior dress and pictures of this look from the Christian Dior Spring 2008 ready-to-wear fashion show.
Trendsetter Maria Sharapova inspired as much talk about her outfit as her on-court play at this year’s Wimbledon. The tennis star said of her tuxedo inspired ensemble from Nike: “I think it’s very flattering, especially on women, to be able to pull off a look that’s basically men’s wear. You know, from very tailored jackets to things that are a little bit oversized as well. You know, I love tuxedo jackets, I love things that are actually a little bit baggier and wide.”
Maria along with fellow fashionista Serena Williams who walked onto the court in a short trench coat, seems to be spurred by the challenge of being creative while sticking to the Wimbledon rule of white tennis attire. “I thought, why not do shorts this year? I’ve never done it at a grand slam. You know, if there’s one place to do it, it’s here. “… it was fun doing it because, you know, it’s hard to do things different with white.”
The tux jacket, shirt and shorts is a menswear look in women’s fahion that actually can accentuate the femininity of the wearer. The straight lines and abrupt change of direction in lines – the angularity of the clothes can be a frame that highlights the curviness of a woman on some figures. The wide-legged look of the pants add the sweep and grace that says ‘her‘ and the sheer fabric of the blouse adds delicacy.
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I am not sure how this would fair on a very curvy woman but could be done with modification to the clothing combination worn by the tall and lithe Sharapova.
Sophisticated and elegant, strong yet feminine. Definitely a menswear look to add to your style inventory. Get inspired and adapt this look to your personal style and figure. (Today Sharapova lost in a stunning knockout to Alla Kudryavtseva, 6-2, 6-4, but she will always be a stunning fashion knockout, though I don’t know how much consolation that would be to Sharapova after this surprising upset at Wimbledon.)
More pictures of Maria Sharapova on the tennis court and tuxedo inspired looks below…
It’s that time of year again! Wimbledon is on and all seems right with the world! Only one improvement would be if I could be there in person. But, alas I do get to blog about the fashion at Wimbledon, inline with the topic of this website.
Serena Williams is a tennis player by vocation and a fashionista by design. Though Wimbledon requires all-white attire in the player’s outfits, leave it to Serena Williams to add flair within the boundaries of the rules of dress. She walked out in a white trench coat despite the sunny skies. The coat is part of the Nike collection, short and retro, and would go perfectly with a mini-skirt, jeans or trousers or a fitted longer skirt.
The LaTimes has snippets of the interview in which Serena describes her choice of outerwear.
“It’s a very lightweight fabric,” she said with vigor. “It’s woven so it has a little give in it as well. On the inside it’s stitched with gold. It has a little give on both ways. It’s very movable. It’s very light. It’s just delectable.”
Prompting sports reporters to delve into fashion reporting, the coat looked so very classic-movie-spy yet with a hint of Austin Powers, of London chic, very Peggy Lipton, very retro. One of her sponsors hatched the idea, and she briskly endorsed.
“You know, I absolutely love trench coats,” Williams said for yet another of her stated quirks. “I live in Florida, where I probably have more coats than anybody. I just love coats. I’m always buying Burberry coats. I mean, I love coats. And I don’t know why because I live in Florida. So it doesn’t really add up.”
Serena Williams prepares for the match in a white trench coat before her 7-5, 6-3 victory over Kaia Kanepi of Estonia.
More pictures after the jump…