All posts tagged Zac Posen

Best of the Emmys 2011

There’s nothing I love quite as much as a red carpet, and three trends definitely stood out from the rest at this year’s Emmys: Sparkles, Ravishing Red and Form-Fitting Fishtails. Let’s take a closer look at my absolute favorites of the night!

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I am admittedly a sucker for sequins, but I absolutely loved Martha Plimpton in burgundy Zac Posen, Evan Rachel Wood in black Elie Saab and Julie Bowen in a patterned Oscar de la Renta. All three gowns fit like a dream, and none of the women went overboard with accessories — definitely the trick to keeping sequins sophisticated.

For some reason, the red carpet must have been a major inspiration for this awards show — and not all of them did the daring shade right. These three, however, hit a home run for me. Kerry Washington went shimmery and sheer in Zuhair Murad, Sofia Vergara was all curves in Vera Wang and Nina Dobrev was old school movie star in Donna Karan. Nina, for me, won the night by choosing two metallic accents that didn’t compete with each other.

Lastly, three ladies in form-fitting fishtails really pulled off memorable ensembles. Julia Stiles was feminine and flirty in lace Georges Hobeika Couture, Christine Baranski was elegant and sophisticated in Zac Posen and Kelly Osbourne showed off her silhouette in J. Mendel. I like how this look can be interpreted for all sizes and ages: Christine’s cap sleeves and deep-v neckline is just the right amount of skin for a woman of a certain age.

Want to get your own red-carpet worthy look? A clutch from celeb-favorite Judith Leiber always does the trick!

The New Essentials

I brought up the massive popularity of camel for fall earlier this week, and now it’s time to really take a look at some of the best bets for the season. This week’s homepage is all about “The New Essentials”–these are handbags that, while they may not be brand new, still fit in perfectly with fall’s trends. We’ve curated four sets of bags: Camel, Exotic skins, Black and Red.

Red happens to be one of fall’s strongest colors–check out a couple of pictures from Zac Posen‘s most recent runway show. What do you think about the red velvet?

Friday Favorites: Going Gray

Have you noticed all the interest in gray hair this month? First, Vogue taps quirky model fave Kristen McMenamy to appear in a huge fashion spread shot by David Sims, and then Lady Gaga shows up on the Nick Knight-shot cover of the September issue of Vanity Fair also sporting long, gray tresses. Kelly Osbourne has even been seen around town in a light gray/lavender ‘do, adding to the notion that the color isn’t just for high-end magazine shoots.

While I absolutely loved the McMenamy shoot and really like the Gaga cover, it’s not necessarily easy to pull off this look in real life. So why not just invest in a gorgeous gray bag and call it a day? Here are my Friday favorites for this week:

Chanel Gray Distressed Lambskin Quilted Large Classic Reissue Double Flap Bag. Just a perfect, classic bag in a very chic shade of gray. Want. This. Bag.

Alexander McQueen Flapper Shoulder Bag. The perfect boho chic summer tote. The strap is adjustable for easy cross-body carrying.

Zac Posen Grey Leather Daisy Shoulder Bag. The chunky gold chain and leather detailing make this bag totally unique.