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Olivia Wilde in Valentino at the 2013 Toronto Film Festival Premiere of Third Person

Olivia Wilde walked the red carpet at the 2013 Toronto Film Festival for the premiere of Third Person wearing this bright citron colored, crepe Valentino halter dress featuring an open-back and pleated tea-length skirt.

The actress styled her impressively bold look with Jimmy Choo pumps, Dana Rebecca Designs, Sylvie Rose Long Bar ring, EF Collection's, Diamond Teardrop Hoop earrings and Diamond Bar cuff.

A punchy lip and sleek glossy tresses provided the finishing touches.

Olivia has yet another standout look on the red carpet. 

What do you think?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Take a closer look at her sparkling jewels.

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

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Olivia Wilde in Roland Mouret at the 2013 Toronto Film Festival Premiere of Rush

Olivia Wilde attended the red carpet premiere of her new movie, Rush at the Toronto International Film Festival wearing this sexy black, figure flaunting, Roland Mouret reverse halter-neck dress.

The actress styled her look with a studded Jimmy Choo clutch, black Casadei pumps and Melinda Maria's, Matchstick earrings.

Wavy ombré tresses, a nude lip and dark manicure added the final touches.

I am beginning to think Olivia can do no wrong on the red carpet.

What do you think of Olivia's look?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check out Olivia's glittering Melinda Maria earrings and they are only $95.00.

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

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New York Fashion Week Spring 2014 RTW: Monique Lhuillier

Known for her sexy and elegant evening gowns, it's no wonder Monique Lhuillier had a bevy of Hollywood's hottest stars sitting front row for her Spring 2014 presentation. Lhuillier has proven that she is more than just gorgeous gowns and wedding dresses. The Filipino born designer's day wear speaks volumes with striking touches, such as embellished collars and the use of Chantilly lace in the most charming ways. Imagine wearing a pair of the beautiful cropped fitted pants and just over-the-knee skirts matched perfectly with a sheer sleeveless or boxy lace top to work or out to lunch with friends.

Lhuillier stuck to a mostly bold color palette including red, fuchsia and coral. However, if these poppy colors are not your forté she worked her magic with lovely neutral hues of ivory, white and soft nudes.

This collection has major details, and in case you hadn't noticed, just take note of the shimmery gowns. These stunning pieces breezed down the runway with a sultry fluidity. This perhaps is due to Lhuillier's exquisite draping skills. The cut-out lace details and sequined gold pieces on dresses were completely mesmerizing. The ombré trains of sheer chiffon and embroidered shift dresses were perfectly crafted in the most impressive and eye-catching way.

In the simplest terms--it's a very pretty collection. I have a feeling editors are clamoring to feature these looks in their upcoming spring editorials.

The Wrap Up:

  • Trend Forecast: Embellished collars, Sheer overlays, Ankle-wrapped heels and Cut-outs.
  • Colors: Coral, Red, Orange, Hot Pink, Fuchsia, Soft Nudes and White.
  • Must Have Piece: The hot pink bandeau top paired with the voluminous orange ball skirt.
  • Front Row Access: Rose McGowan, Jessica Lowndes, Perrey Reeves, Stacy Keibler, Jena Malone, Maggie Grace and Emmy Rossum.
  • Celebs I see wearing this collection: Besides the entire front row? Jordana Brewster, Nina Dobrev, Emma Stone, Sophia Bush, Leslie Mann and Malin Akerman.

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

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New York Fashion Week Spring 2014 RTW: Rag & Bone

Rag & Bone's Spring 2014 collection takes us back to the old school with nineties minimalism. Okay, so maybe this collection doesn't take all of you back, but these looks (completely reinvented of course) remind me of the days when I idolized Liv Tyler, Alicia Silverstone and nearly every female character's style on Beverly Hills 90210.

In a mostly monochromatic palette, light as a feather bias-cut, slip dresses in pretty pastel shades, glided down the runway. Some dresses featured a mesh overlay. Others had a loosely crinkled look.

Preppy polo's were paired with box-pleated and sexy leather skirts, and comfy varsity-style sweaters over silky skirts and slouchy pants gave the collection an athletic country club vibe. Was The Preppy Handbook on David Neville and Marcus Wainwright's summer reading list? Playing tennis and golf never looked so stylish. 

Speaking of looking good, you should know that the crop-top is here to stay, at least for another season--get your abs ready. Tiny halter-neck, cropped tops with thin spaghetti straps were paired with relaxed suede judo pants that folded over at the waist. Cropped tops were also styled under overalls and under finely tailored English inspired blazers.

For the accessories lover, Rag & Bone offers plenty of items to pine for, including large cross-body hobo bags, top handle totes, ankle-wrapped sandals, sky-high flatforms and chunky wedges.

Perhaps the most buzzed about part of the collection was the hair and makeup styling, which only enhanced each look-- center-parted matted hair and barely there makeup with a bold orange lip. I am crushing on this color.

The Wrap Up:

  • Trend Forecast: Slip-dresses, Ankle-wrapped Sandals, Cross-body Hobos, Pastels and Cropped Tops.
  • Colors: Black, White, Bubblegum Pink, Aqua, Mint, Peach, Pale Lavender. 
  • Must Have Pieces: The aqua fold-over, cropped pants with the white sweater.
  • Front Row Access: Scott Campbell, Lake Bell, Jessica Seinfeld, Anna Wintour and Russell Westbrook. 
  • Celebs who I think will be wearing this line: Miley Cyrus, Jessica Alba, Emma Watson, Blake Lively, Anna Kendrick, Rihanna and Kate Bosworth.

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

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New York Fashion Week Spring 2014 RTW: Rebecca Minkoff

The Rebecca Minkoff Spring 2014 RTW collection was a brilliant combination of bold Latin inspired looks, bohemian florals and athletic attire.  Inspired by strong Latin women, such as Frida Kahlo, Bianca Jagger, and Alice Dellal, Minkoff’s collection paired bright neon shades with delicate embroidery and laser cut outs to produce a wearable look for any woman’s style. The collection included mesh sportswear, leather shorts, bomber jackets and knee length dresses in various fabrics and colors.

Boho Chic married tomboy attire in ensembles that paired delicate floral with crisp leather shorts and open toed gladiator boots. Laser cut patterns were intermingled throughout the collection in dresses, shorts and sleeveless tops. White was a dominate fabric color in the collection, which also included mint green, neon yellow and black.

Keeping with the Bohemian-Latin theme, the models wore slightly unkempt braided hair and layers of jewelry in triangular and feather shapes.

~Jamie Collyer @JamieCollyer

Jamie Collyer is a an artist, social media junkie, fashion and sports blogger.  She holds a B.A. in Communications and English. Please visit her blogs, Fashionista Musings and Girl Chats Sports.

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New York Fashion Week Spring 2014 RTW: Jason Wu

Jason Wu lightened up for his Spring 2014 collection giving a nod to the nineties (the good part of the decade) with slinky, sexy and seductive lingerie inspired pieces. The theme behind the line was, "A dialogue between construction and ease." What better way to set the tone than by having legendary supermodel, Karen Elson open the show wearing a shimmering halter-neck, bias cut gold slip dress. Visions of Kate Moss circa 1990 and Gwyneth Paltrow wearing that body-clinging white Calvin Klein dress to the 1996 Oscars flashed in my head.

The color palette was made up mostly of neutral hues, including soft beige, blush pink and ecru. However, it wouldn't be Wu without throwing in some classic black and white and of course that famous "Wu Blue" or as it is more commonly known --navy.

Quite the opposite of his previous two collections, the looks were less strong and quite delicate this time, but no less powerful. Less form-fitting and more relaxed, Wu featured slightly over-sized sweaters, airy skirts and pants that were slouchy, but not baggy. He traded in tough leather harnesses for spaghetti straps, while swapping  leather collars on dresses and blouses for easy scoop-necks. Lacing replaced Wu's seemingly favorite design aesthetic, lace.

Perhaps the most inviting part of the collection were the silk and suede safari style suits featuring flap pockets and snaps. Wouldn't these sporty inspired pieces make great weekender looks?

The show stunner was Karlie Kloss sauntering down the runway in the glamorous tank-style, mermaid silhouette gown. That dress will make a red carpet debut for sure, Jennifer Lawrence I am looking at you. I don't think you'll be seeing Wu's most famous client, Michelle Obama sporting any of these languid pieces.

The Wrap Up:

  • Trend Forecast: Slip-dresses, Boxy jackets, Ankle-wrapped flat sandals and Over-sized bags.
  • Colors: Soft beige, Pale Sage, Ecru, Gold, Navy, Gold, Blush, Black and White.
  • Must Have Piece: The gold scoop neck, glittering tank paired with the pencil skirt  as seen on Hilary Rhoda.
  • Front Row Access: Maria Sharapova, Emily Mortimer, Jessica Paré and Alicia Keys.
  • Celebs who I think will be wearing this collection: Diane Kruger, Jennifer Lawrence, Camilla Belle, Charlize Theron, Kerry Washington, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Zoe Saldana.

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

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New York Fashion Week Spring 2014 RTW: Marissa Webb

Sexy sophistication with an edge must have been on Marissa Webb's mind when she was designing her Spring 2014 RTW collection. Webb's line is filled with mix and match pieces perfect for the girly-girl or the cool tomboy and anyone in between.

At first, all I could think about was that this line seemed to be a total reinvention of the schoolgirl uniform. I wondered if Webb watched a lot of early Gossip Girl episodes to fuel her vision. I love the streamlined look of the crisp button-down blouses with ties tucked neatly into the leather corsets, high-wasited skirts and especially the military green and black tulle strapless dress. That look had me thinking Jenny Humphrey would totally have spiced up her required uniform with tulle and a corset.

Beautiful sleeveless, high-shine tops with Obi belts, lace blouses, floral prints and a must have effortless red chiffon dress are perfect choices for your feminine side. While military and moto jackets paired with fitted pants featuring leather panels are a bold addition to your spring wardrobe.

The use of tweed was the most impressive element of this collection. Normally tweed is reserved for fall and winter, but the cropped jackets, skirts and shorts in the tightly woven fabric with a touch of leather detailing never looked so good for spring.

I have a feeling the metallic flecked, ankle-wrapped heels will be a must have accessory for spring and summer.

The Wrap Up:

  • Trend Forecast: Tweed, leather, Obi belts, miniskirts, ankle-wrapped heels and Moto jackets.
  • Colors: Black, Cobalt, Red, Pink, Army Green and Electric Yellow.
  • Must Have Piece: The tweed cropped, tuxedo style jacket with leather panels.
  • Front Row Access: Alyssa Milano, Alexandra Daddario and Cory Kennedy. 
  • Celebs who I think will be wearing this collection: Diane Kruger, Emma Roberts, Olivia Wilde, Rooney Mara, Kate Bosworth, Hailee Steinfeld, Rachel Bilson and Taylor Swift. Anyone who likes that borrowed from the boys inspired look with feminine touches.

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

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New York Fashion Week Spring 2014 RTW: Tadashi Shoji

Tadashi Shoji seems to understand that women don't have to show a lot of skin to prove they are both sexy and confident. For his Spring 2014 lineup the designer, who is known for his stunning evening gowns, presented an array of frothy fashion confections, fittingly titled Sweet Liberation. The ladylike dresses were comprised of a fair mix of both long and short hemlines that floated effortlessly down the runway.

Shoji used a mostly sherbet inspired palette -- mint green, periwinkle, blush pink and lemon yellows, hues that frosted decadent fabrics of lace, organza and tulle. Surprisingly Shoji's collection, which some might say is overtly for the Park Avenue ladies, incorporated a youthful feel with abstract plaid patterns, feathered fringe and the use of neoprene. Peplum isn't going away yet, Shoji managed to sneak in a few pieces featuring the romantic trend.

Looks were styled only with dramatic drop-earrings and ankle-wrapped heels. The models side-parted wavy hair coupled with flawless soft make-up provided an overall polished look to each ensemble.

The Wrap Up:

  • Trend Forecast: Plaid, sheer details, lace and crop-tops. 
  • Colors: Mint Green, soft pinks, pale lavender, black and white. 
  • Must Have Piece: The flirty sleeveless, lavender dress with gorgeous lace and plaid design elements. (Hello someone wear this on the red carpet).  
  • Front Row Access: Bella Thorne, Amber Riley and Alyssa Milano.
  • Celebs who I think will be wearing this collection: Nina Dobrev, Julie Bowen and Nicole Kidman. I am sure Octavia Spencer will pick up a piece or two for her wardrobe. I can see Carey Mulligan wearing a few of the looks with full skirts and Katy Perry walking the red carpet in any of the sassy neoprene dresses.

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

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New York Fashion Week Spring 2014 RTW: BCBG Max Azria

Asymmetrical cuts, flowing hemlines and sheer fabrics comprised the BCBG Max Azria Spring 2014 collection. The show began with a series of dresses, cut just below the knee, in soft colors: pastel blue, ivory and khaki. The pleated dresses featured thigh-high slits which revealed a hint of skin while the fabric extended out in a modified A-line cut.

The ultra-feminine collection also included maxi-skirts with wide fabric belted waistlines, plunging v-neck sleeveless tops, and floral print and see-through material side by side. None of the ensembles had fabric that clung to the body, but rather all draped and flowed freely while in motion.

While opposite of the tough leather harness look of the Spring 2013 collection, BCBG Max Azria did continue the tradition of flowing fabrics in soft colors and prints into the Spring 2014 collection.

Accessories to the collection included clutches and purses, in complimenting ivory and black, and front lace open toe ankle boots. The models wore minimal makeup, highlighting dewy skin and nude lips.

~Jamie Collyer @JamieCollyer

Jamie Collyer is a an artist, social media junkie, fashion and sports blogger.  She holds a B.A. in Communications and English. Please visit her blogs, Fashionista Musings and Girl Chats Sports.

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~Jamie Collyer @JamieCollyer

Jaime Collyer is a fashion and beauty blogger, she holds a B.A. in Communications and English. Please check out her blog Fashionista Musings

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~Jamie Collyer @JamieCollyer

Jaime Collyer is a fashion and beauty blogger, she holds a B.A. in Communications and English. Please check out her blog Fashionista Musings

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Versace at the 2013 GQ Men of the Year Awards

Throwing the wearing white after Labor Day rule right out the window, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley makes a simply sexy statement on the red carpet at the 2013 GQ Men of the Year Awards wearing this slim-fitting  Versace PVC sheath.

The model spiced up the look by adding embossed python Christian Louboutin pumps.

Loose tumbling waves and flawless make-up added the final touches.

Even though most of the PVC Versace collection failed to impress, Rosie is selling this look for me.

What do you think?

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

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