Embellished Cocktail Dresses

Taylor Swift in Zuhair Murad at the 2013 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Taylor Swift gave the leggy models a run for their money at the 2013 Victoria's Secret Fashion show wearing this sexy long-sleeve Zuhair Murad floral embellished mini.

The country singer styled her look with ankle-wrapped Dolce & Gabbana heels and sparkling Lorraine Schwartz jewels.

A pink pout and sleek glossy tresses added the final touches.

This one of my favorite looks from Zuhair Murad's fall collection and I am glad to see that Taylor did the look justice. She looks amazing. What do you guys think?

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

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Cobie Smulders in Temperley London at the Delivery Man LA Premiere

Cobie Smulders attended the red carpet premiere for Delivery Man in Los Angeles wearing this black Temperley London embellished shift dress.

She styled her look with strappy black sandals, EF Collection's, Diamond White Topaz drop earrings and Graziela Gems, White Stackable Pizza ring {my personal favorite}.

A knotted up-do with a side-swept bang and barely there makeup provided the final touches.

What do you think of Cobie's ensemble?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Take a closer look at Cobie's sparkling jewels.

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

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Dakota Johnson in Gucci at the 2013 LACMA Art & Film Gala

Dakota Johnson walked the red carpet for the 2013 LACMA Art & Film Gala wearing this sensational embroidered, black and gold Gucci short-sleeved gown featuring lovely feather detailing and a mesh neckline.

The actress, who is set to star in the much anticipated film Fifty Shades of Grey styled her look with standout gold earrings and a ornate cocktail ring.

A twisted up-do and subtle smokey eye added the final touches to her elegant ensemble.

I love this look on Dakota, I think she looks fabulous.

What do you think of Dakota's look?

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

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Dakota Fanning in Elie Saab Couture at the Night Moves at the 2013 Venice Film Festival Premiere

Dakota Fanning graced the red carpet at the 2013 Venice Film Festival for the premiere of her new movie, Night Moves wearing this floor-sweeping midnight navy, sleeveless Elie Saab Couture embellished gown featuring a daring neckline.

The young star styled her stunning look with a few Cathy Waterman rings and Rona Pfeiffer's, Sapphire & Diamond Flower cocktail ring.

Sleek tresses and a glossy pout added the final touches.

I love everything about this look except the hair and make-up. I wish she had done something different with her hair, it's tiresome.

What are your thoughts?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Take a closer look at her stunning Rona Pfeiffer ring. 

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

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Rachel Bilson in Oscar de la Renta at The To Do List LA Premiere

Rachel Bilson attended the LA premiere of The To Do List wearing this strapless cobalt blue Oscar de la Renta floral embellished taffeta mini.

The brunette beauty styled her ensemble with black Casadei pumps and a black miniaudiere.

A half-up, half-down hairstyle, dark manicure and sexy wing-tipped eye added the final touches to her gorgeous summer look.

I love this look on Rachel, she looks simply beautiful.

Would you add this look to your celebrity best dressed list this week?

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

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Emilia Clarke in Christian Dior at the 2013 Actors Fund's Annual Gala

Emilia Clarke attended the 2013 Actors Fund's Annual Gala wearing this striking strapless Christian Dior embellished cocktail dress with a belted waist. I love this dress, it's one of my favorites from the collection. I had originally thought Jennifer Lawrence should wear it, but I really like it on Emilia. 

The Game of Thrones star accented her ensemble with a black satin clutch and  peep-toes both by Christian Louboutin.

A sleek ponytail with side-swept bangs and lovely pink pout completed her elegant ladylike look.

What do you think of Emilia's style? I know this is like the hundredth look we have seen from this Dior S/S 2013 collection, but I think this dress is very becoming on Emilia's petite frame.

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

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Jennifer Lawrence in Valentino at the 2013 THR Nominees' Night

Jennifer Lawrence dazzled at the 2013 The Hollywood Reporter Nominees' Night in Beverly Hills, wearing this embellished nude Valentino knee-length cocktail dress featuring a sexy neckline.

The Oscar nominee styled her look with nude Brian Atwood patent peep-toes and Jamie Wolf's, Pave Aladdin Disc ring in yellow gold. 

Tousled tresses and a punchy pink pout added the finishing touches to her sparkling ensemble.

I love her mussy hair with this elegant dress, it brings a youthful vibe to the whole look. I think she is having a bit of fun with this fashion choice, she looks very comfortable.

What do you think of Jennifer's red carpet look? I hope to see her in a Valentino frock again soon, she looks lovely.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Take a closer look at Jennifer's dazzling cocktail ring.

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

Image Source: Margo Siegel PR

Emily Blunt in Miu Miu at the 2013 Critics' Choice Awards

Emily walked the red carpet for the 2013 Critics' Choice Awards in this elegant sleeveless, ivory Miu Miu sheath featuring an embellished neckline.

The Looper star styled her ensemble with criss-cross Prada platform heels, embossed Just Fab clutch and Graziela jewels including white topaz earrings, Infinity In Diamonds ring and Entanglement ring. I am a  little put off by her choice in shoe, I feel they might be a little too heavy for the overall look.

A retro wavy bob and bold crimson lip provided the finishing touches to her striking look.

 Thoughts on this red carpet look?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Take a closer look at Emily's glittering Graziela gems.

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

Image Source: Margo Siegel PR

One Dress, Two Holiday Party Styles

So you've found your perfect party dress for the holiday season, but you're not sure which direction to take your styling concept. Do you add splashes of color for a standout look or do you go for all out glamor? I adore this dress from Topshop with its bejeweled shoulder details. I have selected accessories for two knockout holiday looks. You will see how to tastefully use color and also how to avoid your accessories from taking over your entire look. I hope this gives you an idea on how to style your own fabulous holiday party ensemble. Don't forget to finish your look with a fab manicure, maybe use one of these glittering hues by China Glaze.

One Dress, Two Holiday Party Styles

Caparros Dior, Embellished pumps in ruby red; $89.00/ Bottica, Cloud clutch; $105.00/ Red Jewel Clip earrings, White House|Black Market; $28.00/ Topshop, Embellished Shoulder Skater dress; $200.00/ Oasis, Chunky Glitter Box clutch; £21.00/ Kenneth Jay Lane, Crystal Flare Star ring; $104.49/ Pour La Victore, Blissa Satin Rhinestone sandals in black; $69.00/

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

New York Fashion Week Spring 2013 RTW: Jenny Packham

Viva Las Vegas! Jenny Packham's Spring 2013 RTW collection is filled with sequins and shine. Inspired by the glitz and glamor of Las Vegas in the 1960's, the designer focused mainly on a plethora of embellishments on everything from jackets and mini dresses to the sleeves of evening gowns.

The color palette for the range was mesmerizing, ranging from punchy colors like citron and tangerine orange to classic dove grey, black and white.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looks were styled with glittering Christian Louboutin pumps, clear clutches and statement earrings. The hair and makeup for the runway show was flawless. Models had sleek low pony tails and side-swept, rolled bangs by TRESemmé.

 

 

 

 

 

For Packham's reserved clientele she offered minimalist options like draped cocktail dresses with sexy slits and flirty sheaths with polka-dots and peplum details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hollywood stars like Lea Michele, Jordana Brewster and Minka Kelly will all be looking to the British designer for glamorous red carpet gowns with plenty of sparkle. Packham's most famous client, The Duchess of Cambridge will surely snap up an elegant column gown or two, featuring delicate floral beading for royal events.

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

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