Celebrities / What's Hot
Instagram, An Insiders View

Instagram was everywhere during the 2015 Resort collection presentations and a great way to get an insider’s view at all the behind-the-scenes fun. Here’s a look at how three designers and their celebrity style packs trended “off-season” using the popular social media tool.

Stella McCartney

With about 775,000 followers designer @StellaMcCartney touted her guests (it-girls such as Liv Tyler, Amber Heard, Cara DeLevingne and Maggie Gyllenhaal) just as much as the clothes.  Inside the Elizabeth Street Garden party hashtags such as #stellasuperheroes, #stellasworld #stellagirls were flying to show off patchworks of print and stripes, side cutouts and sunray pleated dresses. The mood was light with party favors such as the always-enchanting “mustache on a stick,” blue lollipops and the ensuing blue tongue and bubble guns. The overall tone matched the “superhero” motif found on key pieces within the collection, including a suite of handbags that looked like masks.

Christian Dior 

Guests such as Rihanna, Marion Cotillard, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Leelee Sobieski, Allison Williams and Margot Robbie arrived by signature Dior water taxis to the Brooklyn Navy Yard's Duggal Greenhouse for Dior’s Cruise show in early May. Through hashtags such as #DiorCruise2015 #diorbts, the official Dior Instagram account @Dior showed off the stunning “mirror effect” runway, backstage makeup applications (#peterphilips) and a number of the top looks of the season from creative director Raf Simons. For this presentation, he favored the A-line silhouette with scarf prints and textures both archival and new. All in all there were 66 looks to celebrate Dior USA’s 66th year.

Hermés 

And while their “All About Women” client event was not a Resort presentation, Hermés’ off-season party was one for the record books. Inside Wall Street’s JP Morgan headquarters there were numerous environments to enjoy. Scene 1 was a rerun of their Autumn/Winter collection, and Scene 2 was a full-on carnival with a retro swim tableau, pinball and roll-a-ball horse racing and a fashion fortune-teller. @Hermes and #HermesAllAboutWomen gave a fantastic look into the almost unbelievable spare-no-expense affair. A video clip favored by guests was “Dancing Bags,” and a photo booth elicited the hashtag #toomuchfun.

Melinda Sheckells - Guest Blogger and Ediotr, Crystals Magazine

Celebrities / Women's
Dazzling Red Carpet

When it comes to red-carpet glamour, few events compete with the Cannes Film Festival for sheer sartorial spectacle and star power.

First up to face the press in 2014 was Blake Lively. Wearing a glamorous deep burgundy Gucci Première gown with a thigh-high split is just reason number 1,734 for why we want to be the fabulous starlet. From the sophisticated and sexy Mrs. Reynolds to the sheer Valentino tri-color full lace gown worn by model Karlie Kloss and the youthful dazzling edge brought to the red carpet by Adele Exarchopoulos in a Louis Vuitton black and white custom gown – the Cannes fashion has just begun!

Make sure to follow us on Facebook Twitter and Pinterest to fulfill your #Cannes2014 fashion buzz!

Celebrities
Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational

The Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational is one of celebrity golf’s most popular events not only for attracting the biggest names in sports and entertainment but also raising over $6 million dollars for charity.

That being said, there is no better way to fit in then by standing out in style.  Here are 5 must-haves to be fairway chic this weekend…

 

Thursday, April 3rd –  the first round of MJCI celebrity-amateur competition; however you will not look like an amateur with your lightweight and 7-way dividers Porsche Design golf bag. Also, make sure you have your Paul Smith sunglasses as there is no need for sun to get in your eye while you’re trying to make a  hole-in-one.

Friday, April 4th  the final round of the amateur completion, make sure you blow everyone away with your Tag Heuer Professional Sport watch. Not only is it lightweight but has a unique flexibility that appeals to top sportsmen.

Saturday, April 5th  the first round of MJCI; No better way to fit in with the crown than with the ultra-sleek, light shell nylon baseball cap. This baseball cap will help keep you cool all day in the hot Las Vegas sun.

Sunday, April 6th  Final round of MJCI; After being on the green all day, you will already be prepared for the award presentation with Zegna’s chic, made in Italy, short sleeve polo in pure cotton.

 

For more information about the MJCI tournament visit http://www.mjcigolf.com

Celebrities / Women's
Hollywood's Best Dressed

The Oscars is continually the biggest date of the year on the Hollywood calendar with a guest list unrivalled by any other event - and 2014 was no exception.

This is the night when the world's biggest stars step out in fashion's most beautiful gowns. In terms of trends, a spectrum of whites and nudes dominated the red carpet – Kate Hudson in Atelier Versace, Kristin Chenoweth in Roberto Cavalli, Sally Hawkins in Valentino and Kristen Bell in Roberto Cavalli.

Meanwhile celebrities Amy Adams, Charlize Theron and Lupita Nyong'o are bound to top best dressed lists in their shades of blue and blacks - navy Gucci, sleek black Dior and pastel blue or better known as ‘Nairobi blue’ Prada. And, it was no surprise that Jennifer Lawrence was back in Dior swapping last year's voluminous silhouette for something more hip-hugging and sleek. 

To view the entire red carpet looks follow us on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/CrystalsLV

 

[Photo credit: vogue.com] 

 

Celebrities / Women's
Hollywood's Big Night

From the runway to the red carpet these A-list celebrities did not hold back!

Hollywood royalties such as Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams were among the night's big winners at the Golden Globes, but fashion-wise it was all about the ladies and the three major trends we saw: structure, classic Hollywood black and red, red and more red.

We fell in love with the girl in white, Margot Robbie, wearing a silk Gucci gown and looking absolutely flawless while Miss Kerry Washington shows off her petite baby bump in a pale green custom-made gown by Balenciaga. Who could forget the ever so funny Leslie Mann in an all-black lace Dolce&Gabbana dress with a peplum hip or Emma Roberts in a custom-made black Lanvin gown.  

Amy Adams and Emma Watson wore scarlet gowns to walk the red carpet - Adams choosing floor-skimming Valentino design, adding minimal accessories and sleek beauty looks while Watson won points for sartorial boldness, showing off one of the more unusual looks - turning to reveal a completely backless cut to her Dior Couture gown with slim black trousers beneath.

Check out more of our favorites from Hollywood’s big night on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CrystalsLV

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