Hunger Games Fashion: Effie Trinket Dresses From Alexander McQueen

If you’re partial to the fashion worth of certain movies, you should definitely try watching Hunger Games. Eventually try re-watching it while focusing only on the fashion! It deserves a lot of attention!

There’s something about the Hollywood movie industry that can be summarized in just a couple of ideas about fashion, usually out of context, character-oriented and flabbergasting. As if, in the handful of scenes of a movie, the character in question has to throw everything in the game, fashion-wise and in any other way.

Take Elizabeth Banks’ Hunger Games character, Effie Trinket for instance – her Capitol fashion is beyond outstanding: it’s downright outrageous!

Hunger Games fashion Effie Trinket McQueen butterfly dress

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Anniversary Playmate Kate Moss By Mert And Marcus

Playboy marks its 60th anniversary with a tasteful cover featuring Kate Moss as photographed by Mert Allas and Marcus Piggot. A duo widely known and appreciated mainly in fashion circles. Not to mention the legendary British Model, Kate Moss, who, although used to posing more or less clothed, is the first time on the cover of the bunny-eared American Magazine for men.

Just as a throwback, below you have Kate’s cover and, at right, Playboy’s first-ever cover, from 1953, with none the other but America’s darling, Marilyn Monroe. Also dressed in black and looking fairly glamorous against a neutral black and white background, Marilyn’s cover is a hard act to follow for Moss.

Playboy magazine 60th anniversary issue cover first cover

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3 Ways To Wear Summer Dresses During The Cold Season

I’m a girly girl. Every now and then. And as such, I’m always unprepared to leave my frilly girly summer dresses behind when the cold season arrives. For those of you who heard me praise summer frilly flowery dresses before, this sure is far from being a surprise: I still wear my summer dresses during the fall and winter cold seasons. Do you?

Some obvious changes to make in your outfits in order to ‘winterize’ are: adding boots to your everyday getup, making thighs and or/leggings a daily outfit routine, matching chunky scarves, mittens, gloves, legwarmers and or/hats to your look.

Beyond the minor personal details described above, here’s my simple 3-way how-to trick summer dresses into fall/winter outfits:

{1} Summer Dress with Leather Jacket

is a classic combo, a celebrity favorite but also a fashion-specialists wardrobe staple. Wearing a very feminine frilly dress (long or short) with a leather jacket is a stylish gesture that strengthens the apparently fragile outfit and shows off your rebel side, your inner punk.

how to wear long summer dress in winter leather jacket

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Ciara And Katy Perry Imitating Beyonce

Have you seen Ciara’s latest GQ pictorial? Then perhaps you noticed Katy Perry’s Killer Queen perfume ads?

Well, if you’ve seen Beyonce’s Mrs Carter tour teasers and GQ cover respectively, you’ve seen Ciara’s and Katy Perry’s as well. Imitation is not only the most sincere form of flattery but also the new way to advertise in the entertaining business.

And to think that some people really strive to find new, original, surprising pitches to better promote their products or their talents, when a simple copy-cat work seems to be enough these days!

Katy Perry Ciara imitating Beyonce

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Red Carpet Nails 2013 AMAs

Care for some beauty inspiration? Or just admire what out famous love for their nails? Many of you already know I’m really passionate about nails and nail polish, so it was only natural I had an eye out for the lovely manis on the 2013 American Music Awards Red Carpet!

Much like the dresses, the 2013 AMAs nails were all about dark shades. The long or the short version of the nails needed serious dark glam to match the evening’s code. There wasn’t too much nail art to begin with, but I did select a couple of fancy manicures to drool over:

Kesha’s AMAs nails

she had some seriously sparkly digits there! Clearly not her natural nails, Kesha’s stiletto nails had several accent features on her black nails: the square studded line on the little finger nail, the gold shimmer on the index finger and the heavy glitter and rhinestones on the ring finger nail.

During her performance, Kesha switched the black nails with red nails, keeping the sparkling accents.

Kesha nails 2013 AMAs

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2013 AMAs Red Carpet Dresses: Black And White

Do you take inspiration from the Red Carpet events for your day-to-day outfits? Or are you simply entertained by the myriad of stars putting their best glitz-and-glam interpretation on Red Carpet display?

The 2013 American Music Awards ceremonies were held last night at the oh-so-famous Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Music stars and movie stars, everyone was there, trying to outshine and outperform the next entertainer. As always, I’m trying to enjoy the show in full, stepping back a little and looking for the wider perspective. And the Red Carpet take on the evening dresses focused on black and white.

Black and white is the new black, if you will! I’ve rarely seen such a monochromatic sartorial display when preparing my Red Carpet reports! So let’s get to it, hit the jump!

Black Dresses

alphabetically: Alicia Silverstone who was dressed in Nicole Miller black dress with golden details, Ciara in black J Mendel dress, Heidi Klum in black Marchesa fringed dress, heavily accessorized with Lorraine Schwartz jewelry.

2013 AMAs Red Carpet Alicia Silverstone Nicole Miller black gold dress

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5 International Vogue December 2013 Covers And Photos

Remember when I was looking out for international Vogue editions and praising their aesthetics? This just isn’t one of those months. But then again, I already praised one December 2013 issue – Vogue US. I just might’ve emptied the praise bag right there!

The December 2013 of several international editions of Vogue magazines look like major fails. I’m fully aware that December issues aren’t supposed to be the feisty fashionable September issues, but I do expect them to be a little more festive than the average issues. And instead… I found these:

Vogue Spain December 2013

Joan Smalls styled by Belen Antolin and photographed by Karl Lagerfeld looks so disappointing! The perfect example of a fabulous cover gone horribly wrong. In fact I’ll correct that: the entire pictorial could’ve been breathtaking! If it weren’t for Lagerfeld and his obsessively un-living photographic perspective and unhealthy overdose of Chanel clothing!

Just judge for yourself by looking at four of Joan’s very fashionable and ultra versatile faces she’s making for Lagerfeld’s lenses!

Vogue Spain December 2013 cover Joan Smalls

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32 Fashion Designers Dolls For Charity

Are you fascinated with fashion and fashion designers? Are you already caught up in the ‘giving spirit’ of the Holidays? Here’s a little something to get all involved and fashionable at the same time!

Frimousses de Createurs is a fashion charity project in partnership with UNICEF. For 11 years, fashion luminaries got crafty for charity, trying to offer their modest help to the children of Darfour. In 2012, 200,000EUR (approximately $271,000 at current exchange rates) have been raised and used to vaccinate the needy. This year, they’re asking for a new record. Let’s see what they have to offer!

42 ‘Createurs de Mode’ are listed on the official cause website but a couple didn’t submit their work by the time this story has been written (Louis Vuitton and Jerome l’Huillier). Next to them, the joined efforts of 3 jewelers, 7 designers, 35 contemporary artists will try to raise as much as possible for the humanitarian cause.

Until the actual charity action takes place (December 2nd 2013 at the Four Seasons Hotel George V in Paris, all the creations are on display on a public exhibition at le Petit Palais, starting November 26 until December 1st 2013, Paris).

Among the 42 dolls, I included here 32 for your consideration. 32 Fashion Designers Dolls for the good cause. Some of them are creepy, some of them are endearing. But that’s the designers vision about this year’s Parisian theme. Let’s see them and then pick a favorite and discuss the initiative, should you feel like it!

Agatha Ruiz de la Prada Muneca Paris doll

a taffeta and lycra doll with wonderful colors inspired by the lights of Paris. This doll would actually translate successfully as a mass-produced actual toy.

Agatha Ruiz de la Prada doll for UNICEF

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