All posts tagged Jennifer Hudson

The Modern Hoop

For a while, chandelier earrings were all the rage. And then we were seeing long, straight drops. But the hoop seems to be back and bigger than ever — literally. Take a cue from Jennifer Hudson, above, and go big even during day. Jennifer chose a diamond-studded version for her appearance on Live with Regis and Kelly and I think they add the perfect amount of sparkle to an ensemble with girly touches like pintucks and ruffles.

Oversized might be an understatement for someone like Rihanna, who is never afraid to wear bold accessories. She often chooses major hoops and accentuates them by wearing her hair pulled to one side.

Finally, Olivia Munn wears them with a casual, NYC-street savvy outfit. Her platforms, jeans and t-shirt feel finished with the addition of large silver hoops.

Here’s a great selection of hoops to choose from — whether you want gemstone studded or warm yellow gold. We even have a perfect pair of diamond hoops (at 50% off) that might not have you singing like Jennifer Hudson, but you will definitely sparkle just as bright.

Images via JustJared

Grammy Glamour

Alright, I’m just going to say it: I found the Grammys kind of fun last night. Even though the winners were completely predicted by the performance right before, and even though Rihanna looks good but can’t really sing live, there were still some surprises and some great clothes. Unlike the super safe movie awards gowns, the Grammys give celebs a chance to get sassy and show their personalities. Case in point: Jennifer Hudson in Versace, Neil Lane Jewels and Christian Louboutin shoes. By far my favorite of the night, she had just the right amount of shimmer, sex appeal and class to feel rock and roll without going overboard.

Jennifer Lopez went for ultra silver shimmer in her Pucci mini, Cartier jewels, Swarovski clutch and Louboutins, but it works. She followed the rule of short skirt, long sleeves, and went minimal on the hair and makeup. The Grammys are really all about the sequin, so JLo knew that to make a statement, she’d have to rock the look from head to toe.

My final favorite was Lea Michele, also opting for Pucci. But her dress couldn’t be more different than JLo’s – instead of sparkle, she chose a plunging neckline with lace inserts and a sky-high slit. The hot pink lips and Lorraine Schwartz bracelet were the perfect additions to a slinky, sultry ensemble.

If you want to get your own red carpet rock and roll look, a silver clutch will never do you wrong. Here are some of our favorites:

JUDITH LEIBER Silver Chatelaine Minaudiere Evening Bag


Metallic Gunmetal Python Plum Clutch









Black & Metallic Silver Leather Austrian Crystal Evening Clutch