Fall 2013 RTW

In The Mood For: Fall's Best Emerald Green Looks, Inspired by NYFW

Pantone selected Emerald green as this year's color of the year. Fashion Designers incorporated the jewel-toned hue into their fall 2013 collections in striking ways, creating many desirable looks. The runways for New York Fashion Week were filled with emerald green red carpet gowns (thank you Monique Lhuillier), jackets and accessories. These pieces were just waiting for buyers, editors and celebrities to scoop them up pronto. I have picked my six favorite fashionable emerald green ensembles presented at New York Fashion Week that I think are the must haves for fall.

Can't you just picture Jennifer Lawrence in this stunning sleeveless Badgley Mischka gown at the premiere of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire? I'd love to see Eva Mendes wear this Cushnie et Ochs dress with sexy cut-out details to the premiere of The Place Beyond the Pines. I think Rihanna needs to pick up this Altuzarra dress, it's completely her style.

I love the sparkling mini from Kaufmanfranco, I think Elle Fanning would look simply adorable in this flirty look. The Jill Stuart jacket is one of my personal favorites, a trendy, modern spin on a power suit perfect for the office or even date night.  Who wouldn't want to wear this long-sleeved belted, leather dress from Calvin Klein?

Which pieces are your favorites?

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

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New York Fashion Week's Best Dresses for the Oscars Red Carpet

The Oscars are fast approaching and many of Hollywood's leading ladies will be garnering dresses fresh off the runways of New York, London and Milan. New York had a plethora of swoon worthy, dazzling gowns, but will they fit the fashion bill for Hollywood's biggest night? Here are a few choice's I think will be New York Fashion Week's best bet for dresses that will grace Oscar's red carpet.

Firstly, Marchesa will definitely be represented on Oscar Night. Naomi Watts and Amy Adams, whom are both nominated, are huge fans of the label's frothy gowns. Remember that guy "Harvey," who Jennifer Lawrence keeps mentioning in her award season acceptance speeches? She's talking about Harvey Weinstein, the executive producer of the Silver Linings Playbook ,who just happens to be married to Georgina Chapman, co-designer for Marchesa. I honestly don't think that Jennifer will be wearing Marchesa, I am sure she has to wear Dior because of her spokesmodel gig. Hopefully, Raf Simons has been constructing something custom fabulous for Jennifer, because so far nothing she has worn on the red carpet this season has been wow-worthy.

Best Bet - Amy Adams in this gorgeous burgundy and gold embroidered gown.

Then we have Zac Posen, whose construction technique is absolute perfection. His dresses fit like gloves on stars like Amanda Seyfried, Glenn Close and Eva Longoria. Amanda Seyfried could wear a Zac Posen gown again, like she did for the SAG Awards, which was a much buzzed about style moment. However, I think she will opt for one of her favorite go-to designers, Prabal Gurung or Valentino.

Best Bet - Naomi Watts, I think this strapless midnight navy blue, column gown would look gorgeous on The Impossible star.

Reem Acra showed an intensely beautiful and dramatically edgy collection for fall this year. I would love to see someone wear one of these designs on the red carpet. Olivia Wilde, Isla Fisher and Carrie Underwood have been spotted in Acra's gorgeous gowns. No nominated actresses are known fans or clients of the label, but maybe someone's stylist will reach out and grab one of these gowns for a Oscar night. 

Best Bet - Presenters, Halle Berry or Catheine Zeta Jones, who are faithful fans of the label. I am going out on a limb and hoping that Anne Hathaway will walk the red carpet in this sleeveless black ballgown featuring red embroidery on the bodice and skirt. I think she would be a knockout with her short-cropped hairstyle and a red lip. I like the edgy mesh top, but an underlay or paneling would need to be added to the chest exposing bodice. This is obviously my dark horse pick. What do you think?