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Blushing Brides

I was clicking through some stories on FabSugar today and came across a great slideshow of celebrity engagement rings. Now that wedding season has kicked off, I know that a lot of ladies (and men) are giving some serious thought to what they’d want to buy or wear if the big day comes. While I don’t think you should necessarily be swayed by a certain star’s choice, I do think they are a great jumping off place for ideas about your own ring.

Here are a few of our favorites, and similar options available right now on Portero.com:

I like the modern, circular design of Natalie Portman‘s ring, and even better, her fiancé was sure that it was made with ethically-sourced diamonds. Try this fabulous ring by David Alan for a very similar look:

By now we’ve all heard tons about Kate Middleton‘s sapphire and diamond ring passed down from Princess Diana, but that doesn’t mean the classic design of the ring should be dismissed. Colored gems are a perfectly lovely choice for an engagement ring, and are in fact gaining in popularity.

You can’t get much more similar than this sapphire and diamond ring, priced at an amazing 55% off of the retail value!

I love the oval shape of Christina Applegate‘s ring, and it has a distinct vintage feel to it. I love the idea of a vintage engagement ring–it really embraces the feeling of endless love, whether or not you find that a bit cheesy. I always wonder who wore the ring before me and where it will be after. Kind of romantic, no?

Try something from the Art Deco time period for a similar elongated look:

Finally, I’m really smitten with Miranda Kerr‘s flower-inspired ring from fiancé Orlando Bloom. This is a great design for couples looking to save a bit of money, as the smaller diamonds mean fewer dollars.

Get the look with this vintage flower ring in white gold for under $2,000!

Images via FabSugar and Getty

Golden Globes '11: What We Loved

Because New York City is my hometown, I had two special events to look forward to yesterday: the Jets taking on the Patriots and then the Golden Globes. Funny enough, I found myself yelling at the TV during both broadcasts, but for very different reasons. Since this isn’t really the place for a sports breakdown, I’ll use this post to talk exclusively about the Globes. My absolute favorite looks are listed here, with a little explanation as to why they tickled my fancy.

First up, the ladies of Black Swan. I absolutely loved the movie and couldn’t wait to see what Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis would choose for the red carpet. In my mind, both were spot on. I loved the quirkiness of Natalie’s choice–a pale pink Viktor & Rolf gown with a hand beaded red rose. (She also sported Tiffany & Co. jewels and Stella McCartney accessories.) Kind of fitting that she herself is in full bloom, right? Mila looked every bit the movie star in an emerald green Vera Wang (a very hot color indeed) that perfectly accentuated her coloring and her curves.

I was also swooning over the long-sleeved beaded gowns worn by both Angelina Jolie and Anne Hathaway. It was particularly exciting to see Angelina in a gorgeous pop of color in the form of Versace, but I thought her hair and makeup were underwhelming. Anne, however, was breathtaking and my personal best dressed of the evening. Wearing a dark champagne Armani Privé gown with an open back cut down as low as it could go, she was perfection.

I also really loved the chic minimalism seen on Emma Stone and Claire Danes. Both wearing custom Calvin Klein Collection in sorbet shades, the toned-down looks felt fresh and modern. And again, the dramatic open backs upped the wow factor without being one bit vulgar.

My vote for best embellishments goes to Sandra Bullock and Olivia Wilde. While the dresses couldn’t have been more different, they were both beaded and spangled within an inch of their lives–and I loved every minute of it. Sandra chose a pale pink Jenny Packham and a fantastic Irit Design oxidized sterling silver chain cuff with pave and rose cut diamonds. (Does she seem to be getting younger by the year or what?) Olivia’s ball gown by Marchesa was a goth princess’ dream come true, and her gold studded Jimmy Choos only made it more original.

Last but certainly not least, we have January Jones. Honestly, this Versace dress deserves its own category. Definitely one to love or hate (and I’m firmly on the LOVE side), you have to admit that she owned the red carpet. Hair, makeup, minimal jewels–stunning.