2020 Venice Film Festival: Main Competition Jury Photocall

By the time it actually comes around you are going to be so tired of me saying how badly I cannot wait for red carpets again. I feel like the 2020 Venice Film Festival will be the first event that would be able to deliver a major Best Dressed of the Year worthy contender since the Coronavirus lock down started back in March. I had edited down a list of my 10 Best Dressed of the Year so far and I wondered if that was going to be it. Now before I dive into the major couture gowns for premieres I have two wishes for Main Competition Jury members to wear for their photocall ahead of the Opening Ceremony. Cate Blanchett is the jury president this year and I am expecting a couple of major moments from her over the course of the 10 day festival. I would love to see her kick off the festival rocking a bold look from an underutilized Italian brand; Marni. I have always been a fan of Marni but the brand is definitely not one we see worn on the red carpet very often. I feel like that is in part due to the fact that the brands creations are often very avant garde. This fuchsia and red silk Marni Pre-Fall 2020 long sleeve draped dress which features a high neck, bow detailed gather skirt, and a pleated panel stood out to me immediately and as soon as I saw it I knew that Cate would be the perfect person to bring this look to life on the red carpet. Regular readers will have already seen this wish in my roundup wishes from Pre-Fall 2020. I knew that even though I had already put this look into the universe for Cate that I needed to bring it back and really detail out why and how I would style it. Cate isn’t afraid to take risks when it comes to her fashion choices and I feel like she would definitely bring this look to life with effortless ease on the photocall stage in Venice. Style it with a sleek side parted updo, defined eyes, soft nude lips, and a pair of bordeaux leather Malone Souliers ‘Molly 85’ pointed toe crystal embellished cap toe ankle strap pumps and I know that Cate would definitely kick off her tenure as Madame President in Venice off in high style.  Ludivine Sagnier is a French actress  who has appeared in films since 1989. She was nominated for two César Awards (the French equivalent of the Oscars) for Best Supporting Actress and is now headed to Venice to serve as a member on the 2020 Main Competition jury. She has never been one I have been really excited to see on the red carpet to be honest, but I am hoping that she will live up to high expectations for this years Venice Film Festival. I feel like picking major looks from some of the top fashion houses is definitely the way to go for Ludivine. As I was contemplating looks for her to wear for Main Competition Jury photocall I thought of this electric blue Saint Laurent Fall 2020 RTW peasant inspired dress which features 3/4 length poet sleeves, a plunging ruffled v-neckline, a velvet belted waist with a thick silver buckle, an asymmetric ruffled midi hem. It was definitely the right vibe for Ludivine bold, effortless, yet still extremely glamorous. I would love to see her rocking this look with a romantic curled casual updo, defined eyes, red lips, and simple black patent leather Saint Laurent ‘Hall’ ankle strap platform sandals. It would be perfection from head to toe.

The 2020 Venice Film Festival will open on Wednesday September 2, 2020 and runs through Saturday September 12, 2020. You can see all my Venice Film Festival wishes here.

Pre-Fall 2020 Round-Up Red Carpet Wish List

There are a lot of brands that don’t release lookbooks of their pre-collections during the season instead waiting for when the collections will start being delivered into stores. So while now we usually see designers releasing their resort collections in May, June, & July there have been a couple of Pre-Fall 2020 collections released around the Resort 2021 collections. So you’ve already seen me review Self Portrait, Erdem, & Alexander McQueen‘s Pre-Fall 2020 collections and give you a couple of wishes in those reviews, but I have more wishes for some of those labels as well as for brands that I didn’t feel the urge to review. So check out the 48 wishes from Alexander McQueen, Christopher Kane, Marni, Miu Miu, Self-Portrait, Rasario, & Roland Mouret. With red carpets still on pause this is a great escape to the fantasy world of fashion.

So now you have seen all these wishes let me ask you. Which ones do you most want to see come true when we start seeing red carpets happen again?

 

15 Looks From Milan Fashion Week Spring 2019 I Want To See On The Red Carpet

Milan Fashion Week ended almost two and a half weeks ago, but I have just been so busy that I haven’t had a chance to get my 15 favorite looks that I want to see on the red carpet list out there. These posts take a lot of time not just because I have to go through all of the collections and narrow down all the looks down to just 15 but have to research the collections and then pick who I want to see wearing the looks on the red carpet. Over the course of Milan Fashion Week I saved over 350 looks that I think have red carpet potential. These looks cover everything from major gowns to cocktail moments to chic casual looks for press events to edgy performance looks. I went through all of those collections and narrowed them down to the following 15. These are the looks from Milan Fashion Week – Spring 2019 that I want to see on a red carpet.Attico: One of the brands that I have loved watching grow over the last year is Attico. It is one of the chicest, very Italian brands who deliver very wearable glamour in their collections. For Spring 2019 RTW the collection was a major love letter to the 80’s and I definitely think we will see many looks from he collection on the red carpet. Over the last year stars have really embraced the brand for cocktail and press appearances. In fact Olga Kurylenko has already brought a feathered buster and leather cargo pants ensemble from the brands Spring 2019 RTW collection to life for the London premiere of Jenny English Strikes Again. I went for more a simple look from this collection for Jennifer Lopez with this lilac and orange creamsicle fluid pois jacquard ‘Pat’ dress which features puff shoulders, faux wrap style, a v-neckline, a tie detail at waist, and embellished shoulder details. This dress is very chic and wearable and if JLo rocked this for a press stop during her upcoming movie promo tour I think it would be perfection.

Dolce & Gabbana: In the wake of Stefano Gabbana calling Selena Gomez, whom Dolce & Gabbana had dressed several times over the years, ugly it seemed like the Time’s Up movement was going to really push a boycott of the brand. However since the brand is such a fashion powerhouse I don’t think is going to stop stars from wearing the brand on the red carpet. In fact Cardi B just wore a dramatic gown from this collection on the red carpet at the American Music Awards. Aside from that Domenico & Stefano showed a collection that really embraced all of the codes that they have infused into the brands DNA over the last 33 years. The show was a celebration of women, a diverse group of women. There were women of different sizes, every color, and many age groups. It was actually really beautiful. The moment I saw this blue and natural sleeveless mixed-fringe midi dress which features contrasting rows of fringe and tassels throughout, a midi length, and a column silhouette I pictured it being rocked by Amal Clooney as she is spotted headed out on a date night with George.

Emporio Armani: I usually wouldn’t pay much attention to Emporio Armani, but with bold colors and sparkling embellishments my inner magpie was drawn to this collection. This faction of the Armani brand is usually geared towards a younger crowd and I really think that there are quite a few looks that young Hollywood stars will want to fight over. I think that if anyone could really make this electric lime green and royal blue strapless jumpsuit which features intricate sequin and feathered embroidery and I definitely think it would be Halsey.Ermanno Scervino: When you look at an Ermanno Scervino collection you know you are going to get two things volume and glamour. The brand is known for those and doesn’t veer from that very often. While you don’t get boundary pushing designs like you can find at other Milan based brands like Marni, Prada, or Gucci you know that there will be great red carpet options from Ermanno Scervino. Orange is a huge trend for Spring 2019 RTW and I think that Jasmine Sanders would be the perfect person to bring this Ermanno Scervino Spring 2019 RTW orange tea length gown which features a strapless sweetheart neckline and dramatic ruffles offering of the trend to life on the red carpet.

Etro: While Etro is a very successful brand when it comes to sales they don’t often get a whole lot of red carpet love. The brand, known for bold eccentric prints, doesn’t focus on celebrities to influence sales likes some other brands so when they do end up on a red carpet I get very excited. There aren’t a whole lot of looks from the Etro Spring 2019 RTW collection that I think could be red carpet looks, but this black white and yellow floral print one shoulder gown is definitely one that I think could be really chic. I think that if anyone could really make this look work, probably on one of the more causal party red carpets, it would be supermodel turned actress Suki Waterhouse.

Fausto Puglisi: In an off season from showing a runway show Fausto Puglisi showed an 80’s Flashdance inspired collection in a presentation/lookbook. The collection was very much repetitive, but it is definitely something that I think many music stars will be drawn to. While I typically pick red carpet looks for this list it was this cape meets letterman jacket and color blocked swimsuit that really spoke to me from this collection. I immediately pictured Rita Ora rocking this look for one of her many performances. Giorgio Armani: I wasn’t thrilled with the Giorgio Armani Spring 2019 RTW. I was hoping for really amazing things, but I was rather underwhelmed with what Mr. Armani sent down the runway. The fit of the collection overall was terrible and the color palette reminded me of a Dixie disposable cup. I do however want to thee this Monet ‘Waterlilies’ inspired print beaded fringe cap sleeve jumpsuit which features a plunging v-neckline, and cutout sides and back on the red carpet and wouldn’t supermodel Karolina Kurkova just really deliver this look with ease on the red carpet?

Marni: Marni is one of the rarest brands on this list to see on the red carpet. It used to be a favorite of Anna Wintour, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Carey Mulligan. It had a hit H&M collaboration. But we don’t often see the brand on the red carpet anymore. I will say there weren’t too many looks from the Spring 2019 RTW collection that I think have what it takes to make a really chic red carpet moment (plenty of items that can be incorporated into your personal wardrobe though,) but this neutral canvas sleeveless midi dress which features a ruched exaggerated waist, a gathered a-line skirt, and blue hand-painted floral detail throughout made Keira Knightley pop into my mind. It could be a really chic press look while she is out promoting The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.

Missoni: In the last year we have seen a revitalized celebrity love of Milan based knitwear brand Missoni on the red carpet. The brand has been back to more creative looks than just reinventing its signature multicolored zig zag print over and over again. It’s almost like the brand has gone through a bit of a renaissance again. While incredibly easy to wear knits were the focus of the brands Spring 2019 RTW collection there were a handful of looks that I could definitely see celebrity stylists vying to get their hands on. One of those looks was this slate blue sheer halter gown which features layers of metallic knit layers. This is a very easy glam moment and the moment I saw it I immediately thought it would be something that Zoe Saldana would be drawn to. Moschino: There was a bit of controversy surrounding Jeremy Scott’s Spring 2019 Collection for Moschino. Edda Gimnes, a Norwegian womenswear designer based in London, accused Scott to taking un-credited inspiration from one of her collections that heavily featured a marker print as did this collection, but I have to say that the kitschy (campy) spirit of this print is something that has been in the Moschino archive for many years. He gave several examples of this technique in his defense including a Moschino ad campaign from 1986 and a jacket (similar to the one shown above) shown in the Moschino Spring 1992 collection. I loved the major artist doodle pad meets Pretty Woman vibe that was given in this collection. Jeremy is one of the masters, and I definitely think that the MET Museum picked wrong in its choice of designer co-chairs for next years MET Gala. The show started strong with the black and white trompe-l’œil print crepe suit which features a bow front blazer and a pair of tapered pants and just continued to deliver hit look after hit look. I was taken with that suit because it seemed to be the perfect meshing of the brands signature camp and a sense of wearability and I definitely think that it is something that Evan Rachel Wood would rock on a red carpet. No one does a suit on a red carpet quite like ERW.

No. 21: Every season I always find one look from No. 21 to feature on my lists. I love the brand. From the chic clothing it creates to amazing iconic accessories I just think that the brand exudes wearable glamour. I also feel like the brand is totally underrated when it comes to the red carpet. It has attracted the likes of Constance Wu, Dakota Fanning, Diane Kruger, and Jessica Chastain in the last year or so. I want to see stars snatch up looks from the Spring 2019 RTW collection including this sequin fringe ‘Anne’ dress features a sleeveless knit dress underneath an embellished outer layer with a fitted silhouette which I definitely think Amber Heard should snatch up for press appearances for Aquaman.

Roberto Cavalli: I was less than impressed with Paul Surridge’s debut as the Roberto Cavalli creative director a year ago. He just didn’t seem to have that same sense of sex and flash that is at the core of the Cavalli DNA, but considering some of the couture gowns he’s created for Olivia Wilde, Sara Sampaio, Joan Smalls, and Alessandra Ambrosio in addition to his Resort 2019 collection I think that he could have a place at the house, he just has a steep learning curve to live up to the likes of Mr. Cavalli himself and even former creative director Peter Dundas. I do believe that he did a better job of balancing his tailoring experience with the hyper sexuality of the Cavalli woman this season. I actually want to see several of the looks from this collection on the red carpet and I definitely think that Olivia Wilde would take this terracotta colored long sleeve midi dress which features a sheer long sleeve beaded bodice with a plunging neckline and a ruched a-line midi skirt and make it a really chic red carpet moment. Is it the sexy mini dresses that Surridge also presented in this collection? No, but I still think that it defines the Cavalli woman. Salvatore Ferragamo: Like the new Cavalli creative director I was less than enthused with Paul Andrew’s (the shoe designer whose eponymous line I LOVE) debut at Salvatore Ferragamo back in February, but now he has had a look on both my Best of Resort 2019 and my Best of Milan Fashion Week Spring 2019 lists. The collections have gotten stronger and stronger. There were several looks from his newest collection that I think are destined for casual events like press interviews and then gowns that are perfect for gala’s. I think that for one of the more edgier, “artistic” galas that Olivia Munn would rock this suede macramé dress layered over indocina silk slip dress features a sleeveless body with a straight, fitted silhouette and full length with fringe hem. It is edgy and glamorous and I definitely think with her inherent sex appeal that Olivia radiates on the red carpet would really ensure this look is perfection.

Sportmax: I don’t usually bother looking at Sportmax collection typically. The looks that the brand send down the runway aren’t typically what I feature here on If I Was A Stylist, but something told me to check out this seasons collection. I’m glad I did. The brand had more of a dazzling air to it this season compared to the more day to day sportswear vibe we typically see from the brand. I fell in love with this silver and blue ‘Ciriaco’ dress designed with slits on both sides, sequin detailing throughout, a haltered neckline, and a midi length hem the moment I saw it. Is it anything really innovative or boundary pushing when it comes to style? No, but it is just a fun dazzling party look that I think would be perfect for Tiffany Haddish.

Vionnet: Finishing out this list is the always beautiful Vionnet. The label established in 1912 and revitalized in 2009 has been one of the brands that I feel is very underrated. When it first relaunched it was a celeb favorite, but in recent years that love has waned. I want to see the brand, which has been working at becoming a leader in sustainable luxury, have a resurgence as a celebrity favorite. It isn’t one of the edgy boundary pushing labels that we typically see on the fashion week circuit, but I think that the glamorous draping is perfect for the red carpet. It has been a hot minute but Naomie Harris was a fan of Vionnet and I definitely think that she would be the perfect person to bring this beige and hot pink tulle draped gown which features a silver waistband, plunging v-neckline, and a sheer skirt to life on a red carpet.

So there you have it my 15 favorite looks that came down the Milan Fashion Week runways for Spring 2019 RTW. Which ones do you want to see on the red carpet and who do you want to see bring it to life?

Cannes 2018: Jury Photocall Red Carpet Wish List

Just one more wish list stand between us and my first premiere wish list of the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. The first major photocall on the opening day of Cannes is the one for the main competition jury. It was back on January 4, 2018 when the festival announced that Cate Blanchett would be acting as the president of the main competition that my mind started to wander about who could possibly be on the jury with her. In the world of Times Up and Me Too I wondered if Cannes would be bold enough to do an all female jury. Last year jury member Jessica Chastain called out the festival for it’s representation of women, so I was wondering how they would respond this year with that. The nine person jury might not be all female, but five of those nine are women. This years jury, headed by Blanchett, also features American Actress Kristen Stewart, American writer, director, producer Ava DuVernay, Burundian songwriter, composer, singer Khadja Nin, French actress Lea Seydoux, Chinese actor Chang Chen, French director Robert Guediguian, Canadian director Denis Villeneuve, and Russian director Andrey Zvyagintsev. A female dominated jury hasn’t been seen since 2009 when Isabelle Huppert was the jury president and I am looking forward to seeing what all of the ladies on this years jury will bring, but I am going to focus on those whose style I know. When they announced Cate Blanchett as the jury president this year my mind immediately started picking looks for her to wear over the festival. Cate loves fashion and it very well could be that with all the brands Cate has loved that we will not see her don the same brand twice. For the photocall I went to Louis Vuitton for Cate to rock on the famed balcony which over looks the French Riviera. I would love to see Cate take the platform wearing this grey tweed Louis Vuitton Fall 2018 RTW skirt suit which features chain embellishments on the lapel and down the edges of the jacket and fringe embellished leather top with a plunging neckline. This is a really chic and glamorous moment with a bit of an edge and I know that Cate would sell this look to me with ease. I think that with a whispy romantic hairstyle, defined eyes, pink lips, and a pair of black embroidered lace and nude mesh Gianvito Rossi ‘Giada’ pumps that this would be an absolutely glamorous moment for Cate to officially kick off Cannes in high style. I have a feeling that most of what we see Ava DuVernay bring to the Cannes Film Festival will mostly be custom looks from the brands she loves like Prada, Greta Constantine, and Armani Prive. I pulled a lot of off the rack looks for Ava to wear this year since her MO is very modest, so the off the runway looks I’ve picked for Ava are very few and far between. For the jury photocall I went to a brand I definitely think that would align perfectly with Ava’s sense of style, Marni. It was an easy option for me to pick this multi color and print Marni Fall 2018 RTW satin ensemble which consists of an asymmetrical wrap style blouse and a high wist dual panel skirt with silver buckle detail on the waist. This is the high glam bohemian side of Ava’s style and I definitely think that she would be able to really sell this look to me on the platform overlooking the Riviera especially when styled with her signature braids, defined eyes, pink lips, and a pair of black Aquazzura ‘Hill’ strappy pumps. Picking a jury photocall look for Kristen Stewart was the hardest. I had originally picked a white Cushnie et Ochs jumpsuit, and then it was worn. Then I picked a green Cushnie et Ochs jumpsuit, and it was then worn. So I went on a hunt for something we haven’t seen worn on the red carpet before, that fits both Kristen’s style and be bold enough for a Cannes Film Festival jury photocall. I knew I wanted a jumpsuit and I went on a hunt for the perfect one. When I saw this white, black, and gold Halpern sequined tulle jumpsuit which features patchwork prints, a ruffled mock neck, long sleeves, cropped pants with a flared hem I questioned myself for a second. I sent a photo of this look to several of my friends and when they said that it was a great look I felt okay. It is definitely a bold choice, especially for a daytime photocall, but I feel like Kristen would shut it down. With a sleek hairstyle, defied eyes, nude lips, and a pair of gold Le Silla ‘Grace’ crystal embellished sandals I definitely think that Kristen would own this look.Lea Seydoux is a face of Louis Vuitton, but I am praying that she won’t wear the brand wall to wall during the festival this year. She used to be one of my favorites to see on the red carpet. She knows how to do glamour on the red carpet and I am hoping that all of her looks this year will bring back that feeling of love I have for Lea and her style. Since I picked a Louis Vuitton look for Cate I decided to go against the brand picking this gold foil brocade Alexis Mabille Spring 2018 Couture sleeveless trench dress. In Cannes couture at noon is a common practice and I definitely think that Lea is one of the ones who will bring couture to a photocall. I think that the glamour of this look is perfectly in tune with the vibe of the festival and I feel like with a sleek low bun, simple sun kissed makeup, and a pair of brown and gold Louis Vuitton ‘Odyssey’ sandals that Lea would have a great look to kick off the festival.

The 2018 Cannes Film Festival opens Tuesday May 8, 2018 and will run through Saturday May 19, 2018.

Runway Report: Marni Fall 2015 Menswear

 Marni is slowly becoming a favorite of mine, in both men’s and women’s wear. I love the Italian influence on classic silhouettes. I love mixing classics with bold statement pieces and prints, and that is exactly what this Marni collection was all about. The statement multi-colored  fur patchwork sweater was one thing that I was instantly drawn too in this collection. I could see myself wearing this piece with tight jeans, a pair of dressed up sneakers, and aviators for fashion week. This collection could travel the world, from skiing in Park Slope to dinners in Italy and destination weddings on the French Riviera or business meetings in New York City. The collection made a bold statement while sticking to a classic silhouettes.

 

Best of Milan Fashion Week: Spring 2014 Ready-to-Wear Collections

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring 2013 Fashion Week Wish List for Anna Wintour

In just under a month on September 6th New York Fashion Week kicks off a month long celebration of the Spring 2013 Ready-To-Wear (RTW) runway collections. The person that is in the front row of each and every single one of the major shows from Ralph Lauren and Dior to Prada and Chanel is the queen of the fashion industry, the editor-in-chief of American Vogue, Anna Wintour. I have compiled a few looks that I could see her wearing whilst attending these shows. I am sure that all these looks will be paired with three things large sunglasses, beaded necklaces, and Anna’s shoe obsession the Manolo Blahnik ‘AW’ nude slingback sandals. The first wish I have is for Anna to wear this navy blue with a black lace print Celine Resort 2013 coat paired with this black and blue striped Carolina Herrera Fall 2012 RTW cap sleeve dress. I think that this is a typical Anna look and could seeing her wearing this to any other show but Celine and Carolina Herrera.
Next up I have paired a stunning ivory Giambatistta Valli Spring 2012 couture flower embellished coat with a stunning green and lilac Oscar de la Renta Resort 2013 dress. The coat is not necessarily 100% Anna but paired with the Oscar dress which I am almost positive that Anna will own if she didn’t grab the runway sample.
Following that I have a white and rust Carolina Herrera Resort 2013 tweed coat that I have ever so boldly paired with a black and white geometric Marni Resort 2013 dress that has a slight neck detail. I can see Anna walking into Bergdorf’s and picking both of these items off the rack and running away to find her seat at the next show.
I love this stunning structured Oscar de la Renta Fall 2012 RTW and think that it is a great choice for Fashion Month this September and can see Anna pulling this one out a few times during the course of the four fashion weeks.
Now this is just a look that I would like to see Anna wear even if she doesn’t for this fashion week maybe for Couture in January or for the next fashion month next February/March. Now this is kinda a stretch as it is very rarely that Anna wears the same designer unless that designer is Marni, Prada, or Chanel unless she is just wearing a simple dress but I think that this blush fur collared black coat and ivory flapper dress from Nina Ricci Fall 2012 RTW would look amazing together on Anna.
I could not post anything about Anna’s personal style without showing at least one Prada item which is this grey and white Prada Resort 2013 coat that I have paired with this blue broach print Oscar de la Renta Fall 2012 RTW sheath. Of the things shown on the Prada Fall/Resort runways this is the only piece that I could see Anna wearing straight off the runway and I love it paired with the Oscar dress. As they say, ‘The Devil Wears Prada.’
And finally we have a stunning pink Chanel Fall 2012 Couture classic tweed suit with a cropped sleeve bolero jacket and a dress with a slight flare at the hem. Anna wears Chanel almost regularly and I think that this amazing pink creation would be a great addition to her closet.

Best Dressed of the Week Ending 3/17/2012

Well, hello there Rachel. Now, there’s no doubt in my mind that Rachel was turning heads in this Jason Wu piece. Lets start of with the cut of the dress; the high neckline balances out the formfitting shape of the dress, which makes it classy-sexy. I also love the asymmetrical hemline and kick, again, sexy but still classy. But my favorite, favorite, favorite part of this ensemble is the bunched knot on the side of her torso. It tricks the eye to make her waist appear even smaller, although she is already gorgeous as is, which is what every woman wants. The color and unique print also contrasts nicely with her skin tone. Since the dress is so bold with the pattern, there’s no need to jazz it up with too many colorful accessories and Rachel’s pee toed pumps are enough jazz to last the night.
I’ll admit, normally, I hate orange, but after seeing Elizabeth debut in this stunning Atelier Versace piece, I’m starting to reconsider my aversion to it. The color is so vibrant and it enhances Elizabeth’s blonde and pale skin complexion; I also think that the color makes her look slightly tanner than she normally is due to the underlying color in the design. Now lets talk about this fabulous fit! I’m all for a sexy form fitting dress, but its the strap and the unique neckline. The neckline is almost an asymmetrical modified sweetheart neckline; I’m sure designers would appreciate my innovation in terminology! I also approve of the shoes and the color; since the dress is so bold on its on, it needs an element to tie it together and balance it out.
Va va voom! Lately Elizabeth has been rocking the orange look, and she wears it well. This is such elegant, yet a very modern look. I love how this Elie Saab piece is floor length, but still elongates her stature and makes her look taller; usually I would recommend that if you wanted to look taller in an ensemble, you should wear a piece that hits slightly above your knee cap, but this gown is an exception. The form fitting silhouette is another component that I am loving on this gown. It hugs her curves just enough without being too tight and still retaining it’s flowy, elegant quality.
Now, I use to say that outfits like this should only be worn by Olivia Newton John in Grease, but Leslie pulls this outfit off so well that it makes me want to take back that statement entirely! The neckline is honestly phenomenal and shows off just enough cleavage, but not too much. The gold shoulders also adds a nice splash of color in a place that you normally wouldn’t expect to see it. And the belt, the belt makes Leslie’s waist look tiny tiny and truly transforms this ensemble into an hourglass piece. Last but not least, the fit of this outfit is spot on; the skinny leg shows off how learn her legs truly are. Sarah approved!
I know that on this blog we focus more on the couture and highly glamorous events and ensembles, but this causal outfit was too good not to recognize! I love the snug fitting, simple black tee paired with the skinny jeans tucked into the trendy boots.  Now, this patterned coat really makes this outfit look modern and fashion forward. But I want to commend Miranda for adding a bold splash of color in her purse because this outfit needed some color added to it. I have no complaints on this outfit!
Aubrey Hepburn? Oh, its Michelle in Valentino. At first, this was a bit too classic for me, but the more I looked at the details in the dress, the more I started to fall in love with it. First off, the straight  pencil skirt is a women’s best friend, and for good reasons; pencil skirts elongates the body and also gives an hourglass shape. But now I want to focus on the top, starting with the asymmetrical neckline and the very unique cap sleeve. The layering on both shoulders also adds interesting dimension to the look as a whole. I love the softness that the dress embodies and Michelle reinforces that by pairing it with a nude shoe, which was quite clever.
Although I am slightly disappointing that the First Lady didn’t wear the voluminous train, but I’m still thrilled that she went for a modern gown. Firstly, the color is stunning against her chocolate complexion, just stunning. I love the classic off the shoulder v-neck, but I adore the interesting rucheing and bunching at the bust line that extends all the way down her waist. This gives dimension and interesting details for the eye and makes her look thinner. But, Michelle should have traded the gaudy necklaces for a simple diamond piece. 
I am finally stepping out of my comfort zone and starting to develop a more pronounced appreciation for whimsical designs such as this Cynthia Rowley piece. This trench coat meets bubble dress is nothing like I’ve seen before, but works nicely on June. It has volume and sass but it doesn’t cross the line where it looks like a third grade art project. The high waisted belt brings the entire look together and elongates June so much that she looks much taller and leaner. The mesh of the colors are also remarkable, they are all different, yet they balance and compliment each other. June, good call on the shoes, the dress is already busy enough so a neutral was desperately needed to tie the color palette together.
I’ve got to say, out of all the looks thus far, I think this ensemble is the most practical everyday look. The floral print on top of the turquoise flowy dress is very modern hippie-chic that I absolutely adore. It’s very upbeat, fresh and peppy; however, Kate needs some accessory saving. The pink pee toed pumps that she has on is the wrong shade of the pink in the dress and just looks off. Instead I would’ve paired this ensemble with some high, strappy metallic sandals. Also, since this whole ensemble screams hippie-chic, why not go all out and style her hair hippie inspired as well? I would suggest long, loose curls with a sassy, retro head band.
The concluding piece of the best dressed looks for the week is Zoe in Alexis Mabille. Now, just because she is last, doesn’t mean that this ensemble lacks in any area, because it doesn’t. First off, I want to commend Zoe for stepping out of the black pump box that so many celebrities cannot step out of, the metallic pumps are a nice touch to this dress. Now, what really makes this dress so unique is the pattern; it’s Native American Indian meets a hippie. The color of the dress is phenomenal and the belt was a smart add to bring more shape to the dress. My only complaint would be the clutch. Zoe, just toss it!