Amidst the sea of size zeros flooding Hollywood, Ugly Betty star America Ferrera serves as a refreshing testament to the fact that you don’t need to be a stick to look amazing and pull off an array of styles. Whether she’s decked out in designer duds on the red carpet or keeping it fun and casual in a pair of jeans, America knows what she’s got and is finely in tune with how to show it off to perfection which is why she is this week’s date-night muse! Keep reading »
It may be a case of life imitating art, or maybe its art imitating life — either way blonde beauty Blake Lively has a man and wardrobe sparking envy from women everywhere both on-screen in the mega hit Gossip Girl as well as off. With boyfriend Penn Bagdley always by her side, Blake has been looking more radiant, confident, and gorgeous than ever. And thanks to many public appearances and tons of leaked Gossip Girl images, we’ve been treated to a vast array of date-night outfit inspiration. Here are three of my favorites, after the jump…. Keep reading »
When it comes to color, electric purple is often a shade that gets overlooked despite being equally, if not more, sexy and flattering than the usual suspects like black and red. To help launch Sensuous, a new fragrance from Estee Lauder, the brand’s longtime spokesmodel, the gorgeous Liz Hurley, donned a killer form-fitted plunging v-neck cocktail dress. But you don’t have to be a supermodel to rock this bold color. A few months ago I veered away from my usual color scheme comprised of dark and neutral shades and wore an electric purple dress to a fashion event. The fashion risk paid off and the gorgeous bartender/model — because at fashion events, these labels are one and the same — complimented my color choice (and no, he was not gay), saying he’s always drawn to girls who go for such a shade because it radiates confidence and sex appeal.
Based on this tale, and how utterly phenomenal Liz Hurley looked in her purple frock, I’d say you’re insane not to give it a go and blaze an electrifying trail in this fierce color. To help you get the look, I’ve rounded up 5 dresses covering all price ranges, Keep reading »
Summer time opens the door for a myriad of new date-night destinations, mainly, the daytime, outdoors date. This scenario can sometimes pose a bit of a dilemma, one that I actually grappled with last Sunday. On the one hand, you want to look cute and make a lasting impression. On the other, you don’t want to be that girl strolling around in an ensemble that should never see the light of day and has everyone wondering if you’re embarking on a notorious walk of shame. To help you find the perfect day-date ensemble, I’ve looked to the queen of laid back, summer-cool, effortlessly chic style, Lauren Conrad. Lauren stepped out at the Celebrity Carnival in a summer white Foley + Corinna dress that was totally day-time appropriate with a subdued, understated sexy vibe. Keep reading »
If closets could speak, I think they would say a big thank you to Sienna Miller for rescuing them from a life of terminal boring-ness and providing them with a wealth of fabulous items. Thanks to her eclectic, avant-garde, anything-goes style, Sienna has cultivated a signature status as one of the world’s most celebrated style icons, one which she has kept firmly intact pretty much since the first time she ever graced a red carpet. That’s why I’m using her as my muse for this week’s Stylehiving, drawing inspiration from the super-chic ensemble she recently sported while promoting her new flick The Edge of Love during the Edinburgh International Film Festival. Keep reading »
Little Ms. Hilary Duff is all grown up, no longer lives at home, is making serious films, and befriending Scorpions. She’s also really coming into her own-style wise. The once adorable pop tart showed up at the 3rd Annual LOVEDAY Cartier Benefit in a striking, strapless blue Phillip Lim dress which she toughened up with a pair of vixen-esque gladiator pumps (we all know these are the end all, be all when it comes to trends at the moment). Hilary balanced the boldness of the dress and shoes by keeping the accessories minimal and unfussy — a chic, scalloped necklace, a cocktail ring, and a muted clutch — and in the end, she created a killer look that you can totally try out for your next big big night out. Keep reading »
Only a sexy mama like R&B singing sensation Rihanna could take an umbrella — an insignificant item that exists for pure practical purposes — and turn it into the sexiest must have accessory ever! What is the source of her immense appeal? Well just look at the girl! She’s not only gorgeous, she exudes fierce confidence and bold sex appeal no matter what she’s doing or what she’s wearing. For this week’s date-night edition, three of Ri Ri’s hottest looks to help you rock it like this stunner on your next big date. Keep reading »
Summer is in the air, a time of year to get in touch with your softer side — softer hairstyles (my favorite being soft, loose, beachy-waves), softer makeup, softer colors, and softer silhouettes. While my personal style is kind of on the edgy/eclectic side, I have a friend who seldom navigates away from flirty, ultra-femme styles. She rocks this look everywhere, from formal dates, to casual dates, from upscale bars to seedy, dive bars, this gal loves to embrace her femininity. This style is also a favorite of one of my favorite fashion trend-setters, Zooey Deschanel (one half of Frisky favorite, She & Him), who appropriately graces the cover of Lucky‘s July issue in a sweet floaty number, a style she’s loved for as long as she can remember.
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Last week I provided date-night ensemble ideas inspired by images from Sex and the City and now that the day is finally here, I’ve decided to go into a bit more depth with fashion rules and guidelines inspired by TV’s most beloved fab foursome. For six seasons, these ladies taught us to adopt an ‘anything goes’ approach to fashion, among other things — though we still haven’t forgiven Patricia Field for those giant flower pins.
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For six seasons, Sex and the City made it its mission to shape pretty much every aspect of our lives — the cocktails we drank, the ensembles we wore, the way we dished about sex, how we dealt with men, how many friends we had (you know you feel kinda like you’re living in your own little SATC world every time you’re out with four friends!), how we defined ourselves (I consider myself a “Carrie”, what about you?), and so much more. The SATC impact is so strong, it continued on unabated well after the series ended. May 30th is just around the corner, a date marking the much anticipated SATC movie premiere where we will all be reunited with our four favorite fictional gal pals. Once it hits, there is little doubt that this is all anyone will be talking about (well, the entire female population at least), and any garment even remotely resembling an item seen on the big screen will fly off the racks faster than you can say Manolo Blahnik.
Thanks to a little thing called “promotional pictures”, we can satiate out intense need for a SATC fix, plus get a head-start on replicating the signature styles of our favorite socialistas. Why not start by channeling your inner Carrie, Samantha, Miranda, or Charlotte on your next big date? Keep reading »