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Salma Hayek is Coming to Beirut!

Yes all the rumors you heard are true!

The beyond stunning Salma Hayek will be in Beirut on April 27th, 2015 for the world premiere of her new animated movie, “The Prophet”. You read that correctly: the Lebanese capital will be hosting its first EVER world premiere at Beirut Souks’ Cinema City!

 

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The sexy Lebanese-Mexican actress has lent her voice to the movie’s leading character, Kamila and is also the Executive Producer of the picture. Hayek has long been a fan of the Lebanese writer, Gebran Khalil Gebran and is said to have been proud of finally transforming the story from a book to the big screen for the whole world to enjoy!

 

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Aside from Hayek’s impeccable acting skills, the much-loved actress is quite the fashionista and has been so since her early Hollywood days. Salma is always one to watch any time she hits the red carpet and steals the show with the dazzling silhouettes she wears along with the tasteful cleavage she puts on display. Red, black, fushia, and neutrals, Hayek has worn it all. She is also a designer favorite and has worn gowns by Balenciaga and Gucci, to name a few.

There’s no doubt that Salma will bring glitz and glam to Monday night’s red carpet; she will undoubtedly wow us with the gown she chooses to wear. So, just for fun, I’ve rounded up a selection of some of the hottest gowns from Lebanon’s finest designers; who knows, the actress might just choose to wear one of them on the big night!

In case Hayek decides to go for a Lebanese designer, Elie Saab may be on top her list! The world class designer presented a stunning Ready To Wear Spring 2015 collection inspired by the sea. The actress can choose a thigh high slit sky blue design with belt detail, a classic black plunging jumpsuit or a printed low-cut design. Salma can also go for a design from the Spring Summer 2015 Haute Couture collection; just take a look at this stunning Chartereuse confection with a full skirt and impeccable embroidery!

 

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Red has always been a favorite color of the fiery Hayek. At first look, this red jumpsuit by Zuhair Murad might look like business, but the delicate mesh details across the bodice add a little glam to the otherwise subdued design! The breath-taking actress can add sexy waves and a red lip to pump up the look!

 

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Wouldn’t you love to see Salma taking a huge risk thanks to one of Lebanon’s up and coming designers? This iridescent hand embroidered fringed cocktail dress is designed by Rami Kadi, as part of his new Les Illusions Exquises collection and would show off the actress’ toned legs perfectly!

 

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What do you think of my picks? Regardless, there’s no doubt that no matter what Salma Hayek chooses to wear, she will be on my best dressed list!

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Best & Worst Dressed at the Golden Globe Awards 2015!

Awards season officially kicked off on Sunday with the Golden Globes taking place in Los Angeles. After a very rainy weekend in the California city, the stars came out in their beautiful designer gowns to walk the red carpet. Several trends were noticed but the most memorable ones were metallics, reds, whites, and  blacks, as always. Let’s take a look at the most memorable gowns from last night and check out who was best and worst dressed.

Shiny Metallics

Hollywood’s A list dazzled in mesmerizing metallics! Julianne Moore led the way in a custom-made Givenchy strapless gown featuring ombre sequins and feathers at the hem and completed her look with Chopard jewels. The breath-taking Diane Kruger wowed in Emilia Wickstead! Although the German actress was all covered up, she still looked stunning while doing so! America’s sweetheart a.k.a Reese Witherspoon brought sexy back in a flawless strapless Calvin Klein dress and stunning diamonds, while Kate Beckinsale took the plunge in a low-cut Elie Saab. Let’s also not forget the forever young Jennifer Lopez- who proves time and time again- that she is one of THE hottest celebrities out there. The sexy latina was once again loyal to Zuhair Murad, who put her in this insanely sexy plunging, mid thigh-high slit gown!

 

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Festive Reds

While some stars wowed in metallics, others were still enjoying the festive season and showed up in red. Two celebrities in specific stood out in the holiday color: Allison Williams blew everyone away with her strapless Armani Privé ball gown while Heidi Klum took everyone’s breath away (finally!) in a sexy, yet glamorous Versace.

 

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Winter Whites

You can always count on the beyond beautiful Kate Hudson to bring the sexy to the red carpet. Goldie’s daughter turned heads in a sexy plunging and cut-out white Versace gown. She balanced the sexy out by putting her hair up in a demure updo. Emily Blunt also seemed to be a fan of cutouts, selecting a custom-made Michael Kors.

 

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Nude Neutrals

Chrissy Tiegan went to Zuhair Murad who made sure that she looked sexy in sheer for the red carpet event, while Anna Kendrick channeled Cinderella in her girly Monique Lhuiller gown.

 

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Dark Ladies

Lorde looked age appropriate in her fun custom-made Narciso Rodriguez pantsuit. The songstress’ hair may have been in distress but her jaw-dropping Neil Lane statement diamond necklace will surely divert your attention. Jennifer Aniston stayed in her comfort zone by slipping into a black halter Saint Laurent gown. While she looked beautiful, I would have loved to see her in something more daring; moreover, the halter strap is a little too 90s for 2015. I don’t blame you in case you mistakenly identified Jessica Chastain as Sofia Vergara; the red head took a page out of Vergara’s book and slipped into a va-va-voom plunging bronze Versace that hugged her curves perfectly.

 

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A Colorful Winter

Any best dressed list is incomplete without the stunning Naomi Watts who wowed in yellow in the middle of January! The Aussie beauty chose Gucci for the globes and perfectly accessorized her look with a BVLGARI serpenti necklace. Possibly one of my favorites of the night, Jenna Dewan Tatum, was a vision in a ruffled strapless Carolina Herrera!

 

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On the opposite end of the list, here’s Amy Adams in a one shoulder Versace. I love Amy Adams and most of the time, her choices are spot on. However, I really feel like this powder blue gown washes her out; I just wish she had went for a darker version or added a dark lip for some drama.

 

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Tina Fey looks like she’s going to her school prom instead of a red carpet show. The funny lady disappoints in a strapless Antonio Berrardi cocktail gown, as it appears as if she sowed on that extra layer of white fabric minutes before the show..

 

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Claire Danes‘ fashion choices usually land her on the best dressed list. However, her Valentino disaster looks too medieval for the 21st century. The design is too busy and the actress’ body seems to have disappeared somewhere in between all these prints.

 

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Lena Dunham shows you how NOT to wear red on the carpet. The Girls actress dons an asymmetrical Zac Posen dress with several busy cuts, and that’s not even the worst of it: her hideous shoes need to be burnt asap!

 

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Lupita Nyong’o may have been last year’s red carpet darling, but the Kenyan actress is starting off 2015 on a bad note. Although the bust of her Giambattista Valli gown is exploding with perfectly arranged flowers, the midriff section looks like a New Year’s Eve cotillion cotillion gone wrong.

 

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Kate Mara is also another actress who usually gets it right. However, last night was another story. Her red Miu Miu gown looks great from afar, but take a closer look and the ruched detailing on both sides of her pelvic area is quite distracting. Also not helping is that tan belt which needs to be burnt along with Lena Dunham’s shoes.

 

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Another year, another failed look. Maggie Gyllenhal is on a winning worst dressed list streak by wearing this Miu Miu bed sheet. The bust details are beyond awkward and the gown needs to be ironed.

 

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Lana Del Rey may be young and beautiful, but sure isn’t best dressed. The singer chose this turquoise dress? that’s all sorts of wrong. I don’t even know who the designer is, but this crime is too much to look at.

 

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I loved Rosamund Pike in Gone Girl. It’s also hard to believe that the British beauty just had a baby just a month ago.. Her Vera Wang dress really would have been perfect, if only it had the right fit. Considering its current state, this gown looks like a wardrobe malfunction ready to happen any minute!

 

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It’s hard to believe that Keira Knightly’s Chanel dress reportedly took almost 30 hours to make. I mean how hard it is to cut up a piece of fabric that has hundreds of species of butterflies and sow it into a dress? Yes she’s pregnant and yes it is wrong to make fun of pregnant women, but seriously now, there’s an almost actual living butterfly on her wrist too! There’s is no excuse for this crime against butterflies whatsoever!

 

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Best and Worst Dressed at the 2014 American Music Awards

The American Music Awards took place last night in Los Angeles, and just like every awards show, music’s biggest stars came out to celebrate their achievements in designer gowns and gorgeous bling. Let’s discover the best and worst stars!

Selena Gomez is all grown up! The songstress wowed with a “business in the front, party in the back” gown by Armani Prive, She went for Neil Lane sparklers and kept her hair and makeup simple.

 

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Another beauty in black! After taking some time off to concentrate on her baby boy, Fergie hit the red carpet in a Halston Heritage gown, bearing a thigh high slit. I love the combination of her hair with the bold gold accessories and those black strappy heels are to die for!

 

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Julianne Hough dazzled in a bright coral Zuhair Murad gown. With a blend of bright orange and gold, it felt as if summer was back on the red carpet! Now if only Julianne had styled her hair differently..

 

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Kate Beckinsale is simply breath-taking in a plunging white Kaufman Franco gown! Her hot factor is sky high thanks to this serpentine silver Bvlgari choker. Hands down, best dressed of the night!

 

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I know that Jennifer Lopez can practically wear anything, but there is no excuse for wrapping a satin bed sheet around your body and calling it a dress! Yes JLo’s body is obviously better than ever, her skin is glowing, and her Louboutins are fabulous, but what’s going on from her neck to her ankles is a disaster!

 

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After her winning look at this year’s Emmy’s, Heidi Klum goes back to high slits and cutouts in a monochrome Versace combo with- get this- platform heels with turquoise and pink detailing. FAIL!

 

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Someone’s ready for New Year’s Eve! A lot of gold and too much face paint, this is a Lanvin FAIL for Olivia Munn.

 

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A the risk of sounding like your mom, all I’m going to say is: This is 17 year old Kylie Jenner wearing Alexandre Vauthier. Wonder what 18 will hold for her..

 

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If you thought Amber Rose’s getup at the VMAs was disastrous, wait till you see what Bleona Qereti wore to the AMAs! Qereti is a high profile Albanian singer who decided to show up  in a see-through fishnet mesh “dress” to the awards show. A slinky thong and silver nipple pasties completed this fashion crime.

 

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Hilda Khalifeh Stuns in Zuhair Murad

Thursday saw the kick-off of Star Academy’s 10th season on LBC. While some had their eyes on the contestants, I’m sure my fellow fashionistas only had eyes for Hilda Khalifeh and her stunning Zuhair Murad gown.

 

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The forever young presenter flaunted her FLAWLESS body in a figure hugging design from the internationally renowned designer’s Fall 2014 collection that was shown in Paris a few months ago.

 

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Hilda posted a series of pictures on Instagram- starting off with a teaser of the covered gown (bearing Zuhair Murad’s name) and kept her large fan base guessing until it was time to reveal her winning look!

 

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The seasoned host kept the rest of her look simple with barely-there accessories and a classy ponytail.

 

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What do you think of Hilda’s look?

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Best and Worst at the 2014 Emmys

The much awaited Emmys took place last night in Hollywood. Once again, and following Sunday’s VMAs another red carpet lacked movie star glamour. However, some of our favorites brought it. The others? Well not so much..

Kicking off the best dressed with none other than Sofia Vergara. The Columbian stunner is now used to hitting every best dressed list all over the world and does not disappoint in a white Roberto Cavalli strapless gown and tons of diamonds from go-to jeweler, Lorraine Schwartz.

 

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Julia Roberts sure knows how to wear a mini stunner to a classy awards show! America’s sweetheart stuns in a navy Elie Saab cocktail number (the details are simply amazing!). Roberts pairs her dress with matching pumps and her million dollar smile.

 

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Heidi Klum is it really you?? The former super model is a far cry away from her thigh high slits and excessive cleavage ensembles in this understated – but beautiful Zac Posen gown! Here’s hoping Heidi keeps this up for her next red carpet appearance.

 

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Orange is the New Black’s Taylor Schilling takes everyone’s breath away in this stunning Zuhair Murad gown. The actress pairs her gown with tons of diamonds and a soft up do.

 

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Who can believe that Julia Louis-Dreyfus still manages to look this amazing after all these years?! The A list actress is mesmerizing in a custom-made Carolina Herrera column gown and Lorraine Schwartz sparklers. Definitely one of the best dressed of the night!

 

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Sarah Paulson looks like a work of art in this Armani Privé masterpiece. The actress is so graceful in this black and red tulle confection! She let the dress take center stage and stuck to simple hair and minimal accessories. Simply beautiful!

 

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The beautiful Camilla Alves dazzles in nude; Mrs. Matthew McConaughey is sheer perfection in this sheer Zuhair Murad gown. The design hugs the model in all the right places, making her one of the night’s best dressed!

 

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And as always, with the good comes the bad! Kicking it off with Amy Poehler who decided that belly dancers just have more fun at awards shows. Is there another explanation for this full on metallic sequined Theia design?

 

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I love Kerry Washington and usually, most of her red carpet picks are spot on. Not this time though! The black and orange combo is simply not working and it just looks like Kerry’s 1 year old glued on the sequined bits all over her Prada gown with DIY super glue.

 

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Poor Christina Hendricks in her satin red cover like gown. The Mad Men actress should have taken note from Julia Louis Dreyfus’ book when she chose to wear this. Instead, she gives us a lesson on how to screw up a red gown in this Marchesa mess. And as for the hair? Well it needs a “hate” blog post on its own.

 

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There’s not much to say when it comes to Lena Dunham. So instead, here’s a picture of her wearing Giambattista Valli. I’ll let you be the judge!

 

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It always amazes me when an actress walks the red carpet with a feeling like she looks like a million dollars, when in reality she just resembles Sesame Street’s Big Bird. This is the case with Kate Walsh who shows up in this yellow Stephane Rolland disaster!

 

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Whether she's in Versace or Givenchy, Giselle is hands down the queen of the MET Gala Red Carpet time and time again. I cannot wait to see what she wears tomorrow!

Memorable Looks from the MET Gala

Following last year’s Punk: Chaos to Couture themed MET Gala, New York City is putting the final preparations in place for 2014’s Charles James: Beyond Fashion theme that will take place tomorrow night at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Let’s take a walk down memory lane and check out the most memorable looks from the past few years!

 

Whether she's in Versace or Givenchy, Giselle is hands down the queen of the MET Gala Red Carpet time and time again. I cannot wait to see what she wears tomorrow!
Whether she’s in Versace or Givenchy, Giselle is hands down the queen of the MET Gala Red Carpet time and time again. I cannot wait to see what she wears tomorrow!

 

Blake Lively knows how to show off her amazing body! Here she is in 2009 in a stunning blue Versace gown showing off all her best assets!
Blake Lively knows how to show off her amazing body! Here she is in 2009 in a stunning blue Versace gown showing off all her best assets!

 

Simply a piece of art! Doutzen Kroes wore this powder blue Zac Posen elaborate gown to the ball in 2010. Stunning!
Simply a piece of art! Doutzen Kroes wore this powder blue Zac Posen elaborate gown to the ball in 2010. Stunning!

 

When Queen B stepped onto the red carpet in 2012, she took everyone's breath away! Who other than Beyoncé can pull this Givenchy sheer black lace look together!
When Queen B stepped onto the red carpet in 2012, she took everyone’s breath away! Who other than Beyoncé can pull this Givenchy sheer black lace look together!

 

 

Camilla Belle in Ralph Lauren is absolute perfection. A stunning gown and blood wine lips made the young actress all the rage back in 2012!
Camilla Belle in Ralph Lauren is absolute perfection. A stunning gown and red wine lips made the young actress all the rage back in 2012!

 

This German fashionista can do no wrong! Diane Kruger is gorgeous in purple Prada at the 2012 Met Gala!
This German fashionista can do no wrong! Diane Kruger is gorgeous in purple Prada at the 2012 Met Gala!

 

Sara Jessica Parker walked 2006's red carpet with Alexander McQueen wearing one of his creations. The two surely made Scotland proud!
Sara Jessica Parker walked 2006’s red carpet with Alexander McQueen wearing one of his creations. The two surely made Scotland proud!

 

Wearing one of her go-to designers, Jennifer Lopez looked like an ethereal princess in Zuhair Murad at the gala in 2010!
Wearing one of her go-to designers, Jennifer Lopez looked like an ethereal princess in Zuhair Murad at the gala in 2010!

 

Ladies of Hollywood, listen up! You have endless choices when picking your outfit for tomorrow night. In case you cannot make up your mind for one reason or another, I’d really rather you show up naked, than turn the first couch you see into a dress!

 

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Red Carpet | Best Dressed at the 2014 Golden Globe Awards

I’m so excited that awards season is finally back! The next 2 months will be fully packed with amazing (and hideous) fashion! This year I was happy to see that the fabulous looks really outweighed the bad ones; here are my favorite!

Lupita Nyong’o

I’ve really never seen this woman before, but when she stepped on the red carpet, she literally took everyone’s breath away! The 12 Years a Slave actress chose this stunning bright red caped Ralph Lauren off the shoulder design. I just love the contrast of the color against her skin! I also loved how she kept the accessories at a minimum, adding only a ring and a pair of earrings from Fred Leighton.

 

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Kate Beckinsale

You might hate this look when you first see it, but give it a second glance and you’ll love it! The British actress wore this mermaid Zuhair Murad gown with silver beading all over. I love how it hugs her curves and puts her body on display in a tasteful way. Kate completed her look with flawless Chopard earrings.

 

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Cate Blanchett

It seems that the usually classic Cate has been keeping an eye on the latest trends for this winter. Case in point? This stunning lace creation by Armani Privée that makes her look on trend and regal at the same time!

 

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Margot Robbie

We’ve all seen enough of Margot Robbie in The Wolf of Wall Street so the actress really doesn’t have to cover up much anymore, right? Yes she’s showing a lot of cleavage and YES her thigh slit is almost up to there, but the Australian beauty is simply gorgeous in her custom Gucci gown on the red carpet. And get this: the dress is embroidered with actual emeralds! The Van Cleef & Arpels diamonds don’t hurt either :)

 

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Sofia Vergara

In my opinion, any best dressed list is incomplete without the Colombian bombshell! Sofia wore this extravagant Zac Posen gown that featured a sweetheart neckline and a full skirt. Her Laurraine Shwartz statement necklace is total perfection!

 

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Naomi Watts

Naomi Watts can seriously do no wrong on the red carpet! Following her winning streak of designer dresses last year, the actress stuns again in this beaded gown with sheer cutouts by Tom Ford. For a complete perspective on the flawless look, zoom in on her breath-taking Bvlgari vintage serpent bracelet and gold python clutch.

 

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Olivia Wilde

Just WOW! I’m sure that’s what everyone thought when a pregnant Olivia Wilde walked down the red carpet! Olivia managed to get on every best dressed list by being completely covered up! The stunner wore an amazing emerald Gucci sequined dress that accentuated her baby bump flawlessly. She completed her look with Forevermark diamonds and the best ombre hair I’ve ever seen!

 

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With the good comes the bad. So make sure you stay tuned for the Worst Dressed list coming up!

 

 

 

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Trends | Leather and Lace: A Match Made in Summer Heaven

 This season has seen so many trends share the fashion spotlight; from florals, to stripes, to lace, and even leather! Yes, leather has managed to become a staple in the Spring/Summer collection of many designers and several high street brands.

 

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Katy Perry in Tadashi Shoji

 

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Alessandra Ambrosio in Zuhair Murad

 

A constant trend in Winter fashion, leather has been incorporated into shorts, pants, and flirty little dresses that have gained fashion critics’ praise worldwide. But the use of this material went further this season and we saw a harmonious combination of leather and lace and the result proved that opposites really do attract; leather is strong and fierce and lace is soft and delicate and the blend of both fabrics has created some amazing outfits, many of which have been displayed on the red carpet by A list celebrities.

 

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Eva Longoria in Emilio Pucci

 

What do you think of this trend!

 

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Jennifer Garner in Valentino

Red Carpet | Fabulous Oscar Party Dresses Revealed!

Our favorite stars made not only 1, but 2 changes to their wardrobe to attend the Oscar afterparties in Hollywood. Here’s a list of my favorite picks!

 

Naomi Watts in Emilio Pucci
Naomi Watts in Emilio Pucci

 

Amy Adams in Oscar De La Renta
Amy Adams in Oscar De La Renta

 

Kate Beckinsale in Monique Lhuillier
Kate Beckinsale in Monique Lhuillier

 

Diane Kruger in Giambattista Valli
Diane Kruger in Giambattista Valli

 

Kate Bosworth in Giambattista Valli
Kate Bosworth in Giambattista Valli

 

Jennifer Lawrence in Calvin Klein
Jennifer Lawrence in Calvin Klein

 

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Miranda Kerr in Valentino
Elizabeth Banks in Alexander McQueen
Elizabeth Banks in Alexander McQueen

 

Lilly Collins in Zuhair Murad
Lilly Collins in Zuhair Murad

 

Natalie Portman in Dior
Natalie Portman in Dior

 

 

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