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Look of the Day~ Diane Kruger

The actress attended the Gucci Rue Royale Reopening Party in Paris last night wearing this stunning black silk organza dress embellished with metal fringe embroidery and these rockin gold platform sandals both by the brand.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

~ Christy Pastore @christypastore

photo via People

Look of the Day~ Camilla Belle

In addition to walking in Alberta Ferretti's Florence runway show, the actress attended the designers dinner in this pleated mini paired with a diamond bangle and strappy silver heels.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

via People

Dynasty~ Celebrates 30 Years

30 years ago the world was introduced to the Carrington Family of Denver, Colorado. On January 12, 1981 Blake Carrington, the wealthy oil tycoon played by John Forsythe, has just brought his new fiancé and former secretary Krystle Jennings, played by Linda Evans, to live in his mansion and finalize the details of their wedding. Krystle finds herself being ignored by the staff, painfully mocked by Blake's spoiled daughter Fallon and her only ally is Blake's son, Steven (with whom Blake has a rocky relationship), and that is just in the first episode! Welcome to Dynasty, the world of over indulgence complete with caviar and champagne.

In the years that follow the Carrrington clan is rocked by murder, scandal, betrayal, catfights, romance, revenge, greed, secrets, lies, amnesia and did we mention the catfights?!  Enter Alexis Carrington, played by the glamorous Joan Collins, Blake Carrington's ex-wife and mother of his children. Alexis would become Krystle's arch-rival making for deliciously entertaining drama fueled episodes.

Dynasty was one of the great guilty pleasure's of the 1980's. For eight years we enjoyed all the highs and lows with the Carrington family from weddings that turned tragic to reunited lovers and the lost family members that are found.The Episode "Moldavian Massacre" was the most famous cliffhanger in series history. The episode which closed season five in May of 1985 in where Alexis and Blake's daughter Amanda, played by actress and real life princess Catherine Oxenberg and Prince Michael's royal wedding is interrupted by terrorists in a military coup of Moldavia. The ceremony quickly turns from a happy occasion to that of complete chaos and horror when the terrorists open fire on  the wedding party and guests. The camera slowly pans away to show only lifeless bodies where its seems no one not even major characters could be saved from this tragedy. It was the most talked about show that summer and with its highly anticipated return that fall we found that only two minor characters had perished in the incident.

At the height of its popularity the show and its veteran actors Forsythe, Evans and Collins each earned awards for their performances, Prince included the title of the show in one of his songs, and there was a spinoff to the show titled The Colby's.

Dynasty even spawned a line of luxury goods and a fabulous haute couture clothing line. The show's costume designer Nolan Miller created the Dynasty Collection inspired by the fashions worn by Evans, Collins and Diahann Carroll. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So now I raise my glass of bubbly to this show that gave us all the glitz, over -the-top glamour and good old fashion scandal we could shake an aerosol can of hairspray at~ Cheers to you Dynasty on your 30 year anniversary!

 

-Christy Pastore @christypastore

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The Gestapo vs Gareth Pugh~

I love the idea of avant guard fashion. I'm a huge fan of "Project: Runway" Finalist Chris March for this very reason.
 
The contrast of clothing being an art form unto itself can be haunting and beautiful (and leave you wondering if YOU'D wear some of this stuff).
 
While pouring over pictures from the Winter 2010/2011 collections, I came across London-to-Paris wonderkid Gareth Pugh. Pugh is known for pushing boundaries in his manipulation of shapes and fabric.
 
This time around, Pugh put together a collection that, while eye-catching, reminds me of the German Secret Police (yes I know seriously). All I could imagine was being interrogated by these models while being tied to a chair. Which is not a comfortable feeling, particularly when it comes to what I wear.
 
I'm all for quasi-futuristic clothing, but honestly - who really will wear some of this stuff? I love drama in what I put on my body, but I also don't want to look like I could shoot you at any moment.
 
What do you think?
 
-Devon Scott @DevonScottIndy

People's Choice Awards~ Katy Perry

BEST~

The California Gurl is all smiles in this colorful, strapless tulle Betsey Johnson gown paired with Casadei bow bedecked peep toes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

Via InStyle

People's Choice Awards~ Taylor Swift

BEST~

The newly single singer was pretty in pink for the event in this J.Mendel pleated dress paired with nude peep toe heels and her signature red pout.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

Via MTV Online

Blake Lively New Face of Chanel~

It's official Blake Lively is the new face of Chanel! The Gossip Girl star is already hard at work for the couture label, and reports are circulating that shooting has begun for the new ad campaign!  Karl Lagerfeld has made no secret of his admiration for the 23-year-old. “She’s a kind of American dream girl,” says Lagerfeld of the blonde beauty.

The ads, slated to break in April magazines, will feature Lively  showcasing the new Mademoiselle handbag line and will be photographed by Karl Lagerfeld. It was American Vogue editor in cheif Anna Wintour who introduced the actress to the designer last July during couture week in Paris. The three of them had dinner together the night before the Chanel show at the Grand Palasis. Lively said of meeting Lagerfeld, “I took a photo of him so that I would never forget that moment.  Never did I think six months later he would be photographing me.”  

Seems that the California native is the current belle of the ball ~ front-row fashion show favorite during fashion week, a popular TV series, Louboutin shoe named after her and now the face of the house that Coco built! The actress joins an elite club of beauties that have reprensted the iconic fashion house including Diane Kruger, Keira Knightly and Vanessa Paradis.

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

Photo credit: Zimbio

The Future's So Bright~

 It's been brewing for awhile I think - big sunglasses are back. In a time of minimalism in fashion, sunglasses seem to going the opposite way (see my piece last week on trends for 2011 - "go big or go home").

 

Aviators are still popular (and I feel uber cool in my Cole Haans, I can't lie). But, cat's eye shaping seems to be exploding on the runways.

These Alexander Wangs are available for pre-order ($365 - Saks). Granted, you might look a bit like a character from "The Hunger," but vampire styling is all the rage these days.

Also, colored shades ushering in the "hippie" vibe. Marc by Marc Jacobs has these pink shades (again go big or go home). ($98)

 

 

 

Sunglasses add mystery and drama to, well, almost anything (it's a reason I got contact lenses in high school). I think a person should own several pairs of shades for every occasion (and a cheaper pair because, let's face it, they break).

On a final note, if anyone can recommend me a good place to get case for my Cole Haans, I would be ever so grateful! Because I can't find one!

 

XOXO- Devon

@DevonScottIndy

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