Best of 2011

Best of 2011~ Fashion Wrap Up Favorite Celebrity Looks

2011 was filled with stunning red carpet looks, but there were also a ton of everyday looks that were equally impressive. Whether celebs were sitting front row at New York Fashion week, attending a charity event gala or a movie premiere there were twelve months of fabulous looks on and off the red carpet. We've rounded up our favorite picks from our "Look of the Day" feature. We brought you the best looks from the past ten months. Here we go with November and December of 2011!

November

Sienna Miller wore this sophisticated, black Twenty8Twelve romper with sheer sleeves to the International Medical Corps 2011 Annual Awards. The always fashionable actress finished her look with a sleek chignon, cut-out Jimmy Choo booties and gold jewels. Jessica Alba attended the opening of Armani Hotel in Milan wearing this black midi Armani Privé dress with floral Japanese print on the hemline. She completed her look with patent leather heels and embellished clutch. Amanda Seyfried attended the UK premiere for the movie In Time wearing this chic electric blue, H&M short suit accented with black trim. She paired her silk ensemble with a black blouse, delicate jewels and black Sergio Rossi pumps.

December

Emma Watson attended the Lancôme dinner in Hong Kong wearing this stunning, midnight-navy Elie Saab Couture tulle mini-dress with embellished bodice. The young actress completed her look with a radiant red pout, an Erickson Beamon ring and glittering sliver Jimmy Choo heels. Lea Michele was front and center for the red carpet premiere of New Year's Eve in LA wearing a breathtaking, shimmering, nude Valentino gown with sexy plunging neckline. The Glee actress accessorized her glamorous look with Neil Lane jewels and Christian Louboutin heels. Rachel McAdams dazzled in this long-sleeved, embroidered Marchesa gown at the LA premiere of Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. Sparkling Louboutin's and Jacqueline Nerguizian jewels completed her sensational look.

 

Which look is your favorite? 

That wrap's up our favorite celebrity looks for 2011. Stay tuned for red carpet season!

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

Image Source: InStyle, People

Best of 2011~ Fashion Wrap Up Favorite Celebrity Looks

2011 was filled with stunning red carpet looks, but there were also a ton of everyday looks that were equally impressive. Whether celebs were sitting front row at New York Fashion week, attending a charity event gala or a movie premiere there were twelve months of fabulous looks on and off the red carpet. We've rounded up our favorite picks from our "Look of the Day" feature. We brought you the best looks from the past six months. Here we go with July and August of 2011!

July

Emma Stone arrived for the New York City premiere of Friends With Benefits in a color-blocked Giambattista Valli ensemble featuring a pink silk peplum skirt. She accessorized her bright look with nude Christian Louboutin heels, Jack Vartanian jewelry and bronze clutch. Emma Watson attended the premiere for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 in this sensational gold  Bottega Veneta strapless gown. She completed her look with dark brown Giuseppe Zanotti peep-toes and Lorraine Schwartz jewels.  Rachel Weisz stepped out in this gorgeous Valentino red minidress for a screening of her new thriller The Whistleblower in NYC. She finished her look with nude pumps, dazzling, Bulgari jewels and Judith Leiber miniaudiere.

August

Anne Hathaway attended the NYC premiere of her movie One Day in this sensational black, strapless Alexander McQueen dress with embellished details on the bodice. The brunette beauty accessorized her look with with sparkling Tiffany and Co. diamonds, gold Christian Louboutin heels and clutch.
Emma Roberts hosted a dinner for the launch of Westward by Kate Spade in New York wearing this black and white satin cocktail dress from the designer. She completed her look with ruby red stacked heels and Swarovski jewels. Jessica Chastain arrived at the LA premiere of The Help in this silk chiffon Oscar de la Renta plum gown with ruched detailing. She accessorized her look with vibrant Sutra turquoise earrings and metallic Jimmy Choo heels.

 

Which look is your favorite? Stay tuned for our next picks from September and October.

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

Image Source: InStyle

Best of 2011~ Fashion Wrap Up Favorite Celebrity Looks

2011 was filled with stunning red carpet looks, but there were also a ton of everyday looks that were equally impressive. Whether celebs were sitting front row at New York Fashion week, attending a charity event gala or a movie premiere there were twelve months of fabulous looks on and off the red carpet. We've rounded up our favorite picks from our "Look of the Day" feature. We brought you the best looks from January, February, March and April already, so here we go with May and June of 2011!

May 

Jennifer Aniston looked radiant in this orange Vivienne Westwood strapless dress, with a sexy keyhole cut-out. The actress wore this dress to promote her new fragrance at the Lexington Avenue Sephora in New York City. She completed her look with embellished Christian Louboutin sandals. Actress January Jones radiantly revealed her baby bump in this purple and black, draped Preen dress at the NYC premiere of X-Men: First Class. She completed her look with black patent Prada sandals. The Duchess of Cambridge, looking very tanned and refreshed after her ten day honeymoon in Seychelles, wore this elegant taupe Reiss "Shola Bandage" dress to meet the President and First Lady Michelle Obama at Buckingham Palace. Catherine completed her look with a black "Maude" clutch from Anya Hindmarch Bespoke and classic black heels.

June

Ashely Greene attended the CFDA Fashion Awards in this black and fuchsia Michael Kors shift dress. The Twilight star was a special guest of Michael's and accessorized with a black box clutch, criss cross leather heels and jewels also from the designer. Gwyneth Paltrow attended the Alice + Olivia-sponsored 3rd Annual Bent On Learning Benefit in NYC wearing this Grecian inspired Alexander Wang black and grey dress, paired with sexy peep toe sandals. Kate Winslet looked absolutely stunning at the YO DONA Magazine International awards in this sleek, long-sleeved Victoria Beckham gown with gold metal stud embellishments at the the waist. She completed her classic look with a crystal Judith Leiber minaudière and gold drop earrings. 

 

Which look is your favorite? Stay tuned for our next picks from July and August.

 

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

Image Source: InStyle, People

Best of 2011~ Fashion Wrap Up Favorite Celebrity Looks

2011 was filled with stunning red carpet looks, but there were also a ton of everyday looks that were equally impressive. Whether celebs were sitting front row at New York Fashion week, attending a charity event gala or a movie premiere there were twelve months of fabulous looks on and off the red carpet. We've rounded up our favorite picks from our "Look of the Day" feature. We brought you the best looks from January and February already, so here we go with March and April of 2011!

March

Bryce Dallas Howard attended the Hollywood premiere of Ceremony in this embroidered Reem Acra blush cocktail gown with plunging neckline. She finished her look with stacked Le Vian gold bangles, a Kotur clutch and satin Brian Atwood pumps. Blake Lively wore this ruffled, white Chanel cocktail dress to the NYC dinner party for the brand. The Gossip Girl star complimented her look with white, satin Louboutin heels and bold Lorraine Schwartz jewels.  Evan Rachel Wood attended the NYC premiere of Mildred Pierce, in this stunning, plum, Elie Saab long-sleeved dress with jeweled embellishments at the hip. She paired the dress with double ankle strap platforms.

April

Helen Mirren took a walk on the wild side of fashion at the London premiere of Arthur. The actress topped her Dolce & Gabbana animal print maxi dress with a leather biker jacket. For the NYC premiere of Arthur Jennifer Garner wore this sophisticated Oscar de la Renta ensemble, featuring a soft, silk sweater paired with an embroidered knee length skirt. She finished her look wtih stacked Casadei pumps and Cartier jewels. At the NYC premiere for Water for Elephants Reese Witherspoon wore an elegant beaded Jason Wu frock. She accessorized her ladylike look with strappy Christian Louboutin heels and sparkling jewels.

 

Which look is your favorite? Stay tuned for our next picks from May and June.

 

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

Image Source: People, InStyle

Best of 2011~ Fashion Wrap Up Favorite Celebrity Looks

2011 was filled with stunning red carpet looks, but there were also a ton of everyday looks that were equally impressive. Whether celebs were sitting front row at New York Fashion week, attending a charity event gala or a movie premiere there were twelve months of fabulous looks on and off the red carpet. We've rounded up our favorite picks from our "Look of the Day" feature. Here we go with January and February of 2011! 

January

Actress Ginnifer Goodwin attended the L.A. premiere for the 5th season of Big Love in this beautiful, pink, tiered Valentino dress paired with nude Brian Atwood pumps and a tiny black clutch.   Actress Amy Adams was stunning in this long-sleeve Andrew Gn LBD with plunging neckline paired with black Louboutin peep-toes and Kotur clutch at the Producers Guild Awards. Actress Diane Kruger attended the Gucci Rue Royale Reopening Party in Paris wearing this stunning black, silk organza, halter dress embellished with metal fringe embroidery paired with these gold platform sandals both by the brand.

February

Actress Rachel Bilson hit the red carpet for the L.A. premiere of her film Waiting for Forever in this grey ruffled Burberry Prorsum minidress with leather trim. She completed her look with black satin ankle wrapped heels and a studded black Burberry clutch. Actress Emily Blunt attended the premiere of The Adjustment Bureau in NYC wearing this lovely blush Elie Saab Haute Couture dress with intricate floral details. She completed her look with nude Brian Atwood peep-toes and diamond cluster earrings. Designer Nicole Richie wore this sophisticated Roland Mouret strapless dress, paired with House of Harlow 1960 jewels at the Bergdorf Goodman kickoff party for Fashion Week in NYC.

 

Which look is your favorite? Stay tuned for our next picks from March and April.

 

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

Image Source: People, InStyle

Best of 2011~ Fashion Wrap Up Red Carpet Designer Favorites

2011 was filled with stunning red carpet looks. Tons of celebrities dressed to impress in fabulous designer ensembles for movie premieres, charity galas and award shows. From Marchesa to J. Mendel, we've rounded up our six favorite fashion designers whose looks ruled the red carpet this past year. Here we go!

Valentino We wouldn't call it a comeback, but maybe just a rebirth for the brand. Seeing Anne Hathaway walk the red carpet with the man himself at the Oscars set tone that Valentino was going to be the must-have red carpet designer label this year.

Anne Hathaway, Oscars Jennifer Aniston, Signature fragrance launch in Mexico City Keira Knightly, Venice Film Festival

Marchesa 2011 was another wonderful year of fashion for design duo Georgina Chapman and Keren Creig. Marchesa held its first runway show during New York Fashion Week since launching the brand in 2007. Their Spring 2012 was a magical collection filled with sparkle, details and drama. We knew 2011 would be filled with Marchesa moments when we saw Olivia Wilde hit the red carpet in a gorgeous, glittering ball gown at the Golden Globes.

Olivia Wilde, Golden Globes Rachel McAdams, Cannes Film Festival Blake Lively, National Board of Review of Motion Pictures Awards Gala


Elie Saab There's no denying that the gowns created by the Lebanese born designer captivates audiences with dazzling touches of sparkle. Elie Saab's use of lighter than air fabrics, such as silk and tulle, are simply enchanting. Mila Kunis was a red carpet favorite overnight after wearing the floor-sweeping, lavender Elie Saab lace gown to the Oscars. Surprisingly when Taylor Swift walked the red carpet at the Billboard Music Awards in May wearing a stunning, strapless metallic beaded dress from the designer, it was a take your breath away moment.

Taylor Swift, Billboard Music Awards Catherine Zeta-Jones, Tony Awards Emma Watson, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 world premiere after party in London


Prabal Gurung Star power is one way to describe the fashions seen from Prabal Gurung. A range of stylish actresses love his designs including Sarah Jessica Parker and Amanda Seyfried. His Fall 2011 collection was one of most anticipated of the season. The Singapore born designer blew everyone out of their stilettos with his colorful collection filled with vamp and edge. Newcomer Jennifer Lawrence wore a single-shoulder, white silk gown by the designer to the DGA awards and was deemed instantly a stylish star to watch.

Jennifer Lawrence, DGA Awards Amanda Seyfried, LA premiere of In Time  Sarah Jessica Parker, Photo call for I Don't Know How She Does It in Moscow


J. Mendel There were many defining moments for the designer this year. At the Golden Globes, Glee star Dianna Agron was a vision channeling old Hollywood glamor in a beautiful pink, strapless gown from the designer. In February the brand's Fall 2011 collection took a turn showcasing a mostly dark and ominous collection which also included a bit of an 1980s edginess. Mendel proved he has what it takes to offer ladylike, oh-so-pretty ensembles to harsher almost goth like creations with ease. His creations a varied but never confuse the overall brand identity.

Dianna Agron, Golden Globes Selena Gomez, Grammy Awards Kristen Stewart, Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part I premiere in Hollywood


Alexander McQueen 2011 was the year of McQueen, and it can be summed up in two words-- Royal Wedding. In April, when Kate Middleton emerged from her Rolls Royce at Westminster Abbey in the stunning custom made ivory, satin, V-neck gown with lace overlay, it was a moment of epic fashionable proportions. Through the year we saw many more fabulous designs on the red carpet from the brand's Creative Director, Sarah Burton. McQueen's Spring 2012 runway show was one of the most anticipated collections of Paris Fashion Week, and the collection did not disappoint. It's safe to say that McQueen and the Duchess of Cambridge were the reason that London was named the Fashion Capital of the world in 2011.

The Duchess of Cambridge, Royal Wedding Mila Kunis, SAG Awards Sandra Bullock, NYC premiere of Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close

 

~Christy Pastore @christypastore 

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Best of 2011~ Best Dresses of the Year

From breathtaking ball gowns, to sensational single-shoulder dresses, 2011 has given us a plethora of  color, embroidery, sequins and lace. Here's a wrap up of the ten best dresses seen on the red carpet this year! 

   
At the Oscars this year, Mila Kunis was lovely in this lavender Elie Saab scoop neck gown with flowing train, paired with Neil Lane diamonds. At the SAG Awards, Hailee Steinfeld wore this pink and orange striped Prada gown and we couldn't stop talking about it! Completely fun and age appropriate for a young woman.

 

   
Ashley Greene was stunning in this one-of-a-kind shimmering Donna Karan gown with swirling train at the Met Gala. She accessorized her look with Brian Atwood pumps, a Judith Leiber clutch and Lorraine Schwartz jewels. Channeling Old Hollywood Glam, Diane Kruger had a leg up on the red carpet competition at the Met Gala  in this gorgeous Jason Wu gown paired with Van Cleef & Arpels jewels and a Jimmy Choo clutch.

 

   
At the Emmy Awards, Lea Michele stunned in this scarlet, curve-hugging Marchesa gown featuring rosette detailing at the shoulders. The Glee star completed her red hot look with a statement ruby cocktail ring and Roger Vivier heels. Jennifer Aniston attended the red carpet L.A. premiere of Horrible Bosses in this curve-hugging, beaded Balenciaga mini-dress. She completed her sexy look with strappy Versace sandals, a Ferragamo black patent clutch and dazzling Fred Leighton jewels.

 

   
Angelina Jolie dazzled on the red carpet at the Golden Globes in a long-sleeved, sequined emerald Atelier Versace gown, paired with Robert Procop jewelry. The Duchess of Cambridge sparkled in this gorgeous pale pink Jenny Packham gown, embellished with Swarovski crystals, at the 10th annual Absolute Return for Kids (ARK) gala dinner in London. She completed her look with LK Bennett heels and satin clutch.

 

   
Emma Stone attended the MTV Movie Awards in June wearing this sensational Bottega Veneta lace dress, with a fringe hemline and a black ribbon tied to the waist. Emma completed her look with a woven clutch from the brand and orange Casadei satin pumps. Singer Selena Gomez wore this edgy, black cut-out Dolce & Gabbana gown with a thigh high slit to the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas. She teamed her vampy look with red Guiseppe Zanotti bow bedecked heels and Neil Lane jewels.

 

 

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

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Best of 2011~ Fashion Wrap Up Celebrity Fashion Favorites

Each one of these celebrities constantly amazed us with fashions on and off the red carpet. These celebrities showcased several must-have looks and ensembles that we just couldn't resist to run out and purchase for our own wardrobes. See if your celebrity fashion favorites made our list.

Who: Blake Lively

Occupation: Actress

Designer Favorites: Marchesa, Chanel & Christian Louboutin

Why Blake Is Our Fashion Favorite: Blake isn't afraid to take risks on the red carpet. From her selections in shoes to daring hemlines, the Gossip Girl star always looks put together from head to toe! Not to mention Karl Lagerfeld and Anna Wintour adore her sense of style. That in itself is enough said.

 

Who: Mila Kunis

Occupation: Actress

Designer Favorites: Oscar de la Renta, Elie Saab & Versace

Why Mila Is Our Fashion Favorite: Mila ruled the red carpet this year! She captivated at the SAG Awards in the fiery red McQueen gown and proved oh-so-glamorous the rest of the year. The Friends With Benefits beauty has major star quality when it comes to fashion and style.

 

 

Who: Duchess of Cambridge

Occupation: Royal

Designer Favorites: Burberry, Alexander McQueen & Erdem

Why Kate Is Our Fashion Favorite: Since she stunned the fashion world with her gorgeous lace, wedding gown crafted by Alexander McQueen's Sarah Burton in April, the Duchess has yet to disappoint. We love that she isn't afraid to up-cycle previously worn items in her own wardrobe and making pantyhose popular again! This year Catherine took the top honor on Vanity Fair's International Best Dressed List.

 

Who: Diane Kruger

Occupation: Actress

Designer Favorites: Jason Wu, Miu Miu & Chanel

Why Diane Is Our Fashion Favorite: Diane has impeccable personal style and always graces the red carpet in something captivating and often daring. The German beauty exudes elegance and glamor, while having fun and taking risks with her style.

 

Who: Zoë Saldana

Occupation: Actress

Designer Favorites: Calvin Klein, Giambatistta Valli & Salvatore Ferragamo

Why Zoë Is Our Fashion Favorite: Zoë is style star on and off the red capet  -- from her laid back casual looks, to her sleek minimalist looks. The actress is known for mixing sophisticated classics with eye-catching dramatic details, such as glittering jewels or a sexy pair of heels.
 

 

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

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Best of 2011~ Fashion Wrap Up Red Carpet Fashion Favorites

2011 was filled with stunning red carpet looks. Tons of celebrities dressed to impress at the Golden Globes, Oscars, Met Gala, Emmys, and more. From Mila Kunis to Zoe Saldana, we've rounded up our 12 favorite show-stopping red carpet fashions from this past year. Here we go!

Actress Diane Kruger in Jason Wu at the Met Gala. The blonde beauty stunned in this slim-fitting gown with a thigh high slit and floral embellishments. She completed her look with Van Cleef & Arpels jewels, Jimmy Choo clutch and that perfect red pout. Model and Actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Burberry Prorsum at the Met Gala. The British bombshell left little to the imagination in this sultry rose-colored gown. Cream heels and Fred Leighton jewels completed her look.

 

The Duchess of Cambridge in Alexander McQueen at the BAFTA Brits to Watch Event. Catherine looked absolutely breathtaking in a lilac Alexander McQueen gown with a jeweled waist and dazzling earrings on loan from the Queen.

Actress Anne Hathaway in Armani Privé at the Golden Globes. Anne was simply dazzling in this gorgeous amber Armani Privé gown embroidered with Swarovski crystals. The brunette beauty added vintage Van Cleef & Arpels jewels, Brian Atwood platforms and a Roger Vivier clutch to complete her look.

 

Mila Kunis in Alexander McQueen at the SAG Awards. The Friends with Benefits star was red hot in this strapless Alexander McQueen gown with swirling colors of red and orange paired with over $300,000 worth of Cartier jewels. 

Jennifer Lawrence in Calvin Klein Collection at the Oscars. The first-time Oscar nominee stunned on the red carpet in this curve-hugging Calvin Klein Collection gown accessorized with Chopard gems and Jimmy Choo heels.

 

Jennifer Lopez in Emilio Pucci at the Grammy Awards. The American Idol judge was sensational in this sparkling, silver Emilio Pucci mini paired with a Swarovski crystal clutch and spiked Louboutin stilettos.

Kate Winslet in Elie Saab at the Emmy Awards. The Mildred Pierce star was sexy and sophisticated in this scarlet Elie Saab gown paired with dazzling Cartier diamonds.

 

 

 Olivia Wilde in Marchesa at the Golden Globes. The Tron: Legacy star was a vision in this sparkling embroidered, chocolate brown ballgown paired with Tiffany & Co. gems and studded Christian Louboutin booties.

Gwyneth Paltrow in Prada at the Venice Film Festival. Gwyneth was beaming in this beautiful pale pink, Prada gown for the red carpet premiere of Contagion.

 

Actress Zoe Saldana in Armani Privé at the Cannes Film Festival. The fashionable actress wowed in this strapless Armani Privé gown at The Tree of Life premiere. Zoe teamed her gown with Nicholas Kirkwood heels and Neil Lane jewels.

Actress Blake Lively in Marchesa at the BAFTA Brits to Watch Event. The Gossip Girl star wore an elegant, single-shoulder, glittering Marchesa gown. Blake accessorized with Lorraine Schwartz jewels and sparkling heels.

 

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

Image Source: People, InStyle

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