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Best of 2012~ Best Dresses of the Year

From leg baring sheer gowns, to sensational dresses with flowing trains, 2012 have given us a plethora of color, embroidery, sequins and lace. The red carpet was filled with celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Lawrence topping best dressed lists everywhere and sent fashion editors rushing to snatch up these gowns for future trend pieces in their fashion spreads. Here's a wrap up of the twelve show-stopping dresses that grabbed the most attention on the red carpet this year! 

Which of the twelve gowns were your favorites?

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

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Christa B. Allen in Donna Karan at Target's 50th Anniversary Celebration

Christa attended Target's 50th Anniversary Celebration in New York City wearing this shimmering, strapless Donna Karan gown.

The Revenge star coupled her glittering look with strappy Armani heels and a black, satin Judith Leiber clutch. Christa looks gorgeous, but I cannot help thinking she may be slightly overdressed on this occasion.

Lovely, loose curls and a pink lip completed her look.

What do you think of Christa's ensemble?

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

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Ashley Greene in Donna Karan at the New York Premiere of Butter

Ashley attended the red carpet premiere for her new movie Butter in New York City wearing this silk, blush colored Donna Karan wrap dress.

She teamed her look with suede Casadei pumps, gold gems and a high-shine clutch.

Side-swept, tumbling waves and a pink lip completed her sophisticated ensemble.

What do you think of Ashley's look?

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

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Gwen Stefani Covers Marie Claire's October 2012 Issue

Gwen Stefani graces the cover Marie Claire's October 2012 issue wearing a sporty, belly baring ensemble featuring a green military-inspired jacket. Her accompanying editorial has her featured in ensembles from Jason Wu, Donna Karan and Alice + Olivia. Inside the singer talks about her upcoming ten year anniversary with husband, Gavin Rossdale, and her busy schedule while recording the album Push and Shove. 

Gwen on her hectic schedule while recoding "Push and Shove": "I would be up all night because my second baby [Zuma, now 4] didn't sleep, and he had a lot of ear infections. Then I'd wake up in the morning and do my workout, which I always felt I had to do, and then meetings for my three clothing lines, and then hang out with my kids, take them to preschool, da-da-da. And then at 4 o'clock, I'd be like, 'All right, I'm out of here, I'm going to go to the studio' and try to write a record. Sit on the couch [with my bandmates] and be like, 'Let's do this now because I'm missing time with the kids; I could be having dinner with them and putting them to bed.' It was really hard."

Gwen on having a third child: “I really, really, really wanted one about two years ago. And it didn’t really work out. So… I feel good with what we’ve got. Everything works out how it should. You can’t plan anything, right? You can try.”

Gwen on what her 10 year anniversary with Gavin Rossdale represents: “A miracle… my biggest accomplishment is my marriage so far. Because it’s hard, everyone knows it’s hard. [Marriage] is something that I always wanted to do successfully. It was a dream of mine. I like the official-ness and the family-ness of it all, having the same name and making decisions together.”

Will you pick up a copy of the magazine when it hits newsstands on September 18th? This is Gwen's third cover in the last two months. Which one is your favorite? Her Harper's Bazaar September 2012 cover, the Elle UK October 2012 cover or this one?

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

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Kate Beckinsale in Donna Karan at the Total Recall London Premiere

Kate walked the red carpet for the London premiere of Total Recall wearing this stunning, black strapless Donna Karan evening gown featuring a bow accent and glittery sequin detailing.

The British actress accented her glamorous look with Rona Pfeiffer earrings, a Jimmy Choo clutch and black, satin Ferragamo pumps.

Wavy tresses and a glossy nude lip completed her look.


~Christy Pastore @christypastore

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Kate Beckinsale in Donna Karan at the Total Recall Dublin Premiere

Kate looked stunning at the Total Recall Dublin premiere wearing this structured, fuchsia Donna Karan strapless column gown.

The gorgeous brunette teamed her look with sensational drop earrings, Jimmy Choo platforms and a beaded Judith Leiber clutch.

A wavy bob, a dark manicure and pink lip completed her glamorous look.

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

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Ten Best Looks of The Week~

Get the wrap up on the ten best looks of the week.

The Duchess of Cambridge wore this breathtaking, jewel-toned, Jenny Packham floor-sweeping gown to the Our Greatest Team Rises – BOA Olympic Concert. Kate completed her look with a bespoke satin clutch and Jimmy Choo heels. Kate Middleton wore a beautiful, long-sleeved, ivory, Roland Mouret gown featuring a sexy slit for the 30 Club event in London. She added Jimmy Choo heels and clutch to complete her regal look.


Actress Nina Dobrev wore a sensational, black and gold, backless, Donna Karan Atelier custom gown featuring a breathtaking train to the 2012 Met Gala. The Vampire Diaries star added H. Stern jewels to complete her dramatic look. Channeling 1920s glamor, actress Camilla Belle turned heads on the Met Gala red carpet in this stunning, ivory, Ralph Lauren beaded gown. She added sparkling Ralph Lauren Vintage gems and champagne colored heels, also by Ralph Lauren, to complete her flawless look.


Actress Emily VanCamp attended the Lucky Magazine and Essie event at the Sunset Tower Hotel in Hollywood wearing this sophisticated, black, lace, Alice + Olivia peplum dress. The Revenge star added silver jewels, black peep-toes and a platinum clutch to complete her look. Zoe Saldana attended the Cosmopolitan for Latinas event in New York City in this beautiful, dove gray, Elie Saab Couture tiered, lace dress. The fashion-forward actress added silver Irit Design jewels, a Bottega Veneta clutch and silver Brian Atwood pumps featuring an embellished heel.


Actress Hailee Steinfeld walked the red carpet at the Met Gala in this beautiful, blush, strapless Miu Miu embellished organza gown. She complemented her look with Miu Miu heels and gold jewels. Actress January Jones wore a sleek, strapless, lemon yellow, Atelier Versace column gown with peplum details to the Met Gala. The Mad Men actress teamed her sexy look with a Cartier diamond and turquoise necklace and gold Versace heels.


Actress Diane Kruger attended the Conversation Launch Series Celebration event at the DVF studio in NYC wearing this flirty, polka-dot Diane von Furstenberg shift dress. She added a black and white, striped Prada clutch, minimal jewels and black, crisscross Christian Louboutin peep-toes to complete her look. Actress Malin Akerman attended the Hollywood premiere of Battleship wearing this stunning, black, lace, Cushnie et Ochs curve-hugging dress. 


~Christy Pastore @christypastore

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2012 Met Gala~ Best Dressed

Shimmering metallics, bold silhouettes, and plenty of jewels that sparkled were on display last night at the 2012 Met Gala. The biggest names in art, fashion and entertainment showcased a plethora of fabulous fashions on the red carpet last night in New York City. Here are our top five picks for the best dressed celebrities.

Nina Dobrev - The star of the Vampire Diaries wore a sensational, black and gold backless Donna Karan Atelier custom gown featuring a breathtaking train. Nina added H. Stern jewels to complete her dramatic look.

Camilla Belle - Channeling 1920s glamour, the dark haired beauty turned heads on the red carpet in this stunning ivory Ralph Lauren beaded gown. Camilla added sparkling Ralph Lauren Vintage gems and champagne colored heels, also by Ralph Lauren, to complete her flawless look.






Diane Kruger - The German born actress turned heads in this romantic purple Prada gown featuring a fabulous train adorned with ostrich feathers. A hot pink, embellished Prada clutch and bold, gold necklace with purple stones completed her sensational look.







January Jones - The Mad Men actress wore a sleek strapless, lemon yellow Atelier Versace column gown with peplum details. January teamed her sexy look with a Cartier diamond and turquoise necklace and gold Versace heels.



Jessica Alba - Bold in gold, Jessica smoldered on the red carpet in this shimmering single-shoulder Michael Kors gown. She teamed her sexy, 1970s inspired look with a Roger Vivier clutch and Wilfredo Rosado gold jewels.

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

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2012 Met Gala~ Nina Dobrev

Nina walked the red carpet in this sensational, custom, Donna Karan gown featuring an incredible train.

She added H. Stern gems  to complete her dramatic look.

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

Image Source: Fashion Patrol

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