The Emmy Awards is the Oscars of the television world - a night when America's small screen stars take the focus from their big screen counterparts.
The fashion choices of this year's nominees were as varied and specific as their performances. Leading the pack in a vibrant orange dress with a thigh-high slit was Kerry Washington wearing Prada, while Gwen Stefani glittered up the scene with a modified two-piece number embellished with peekaboo metal hardware from Atelier Versace.
From the daring colors and textures to the conservative black and white gowns, Sofia Vergara lite up the red carpet in an all-white, structured Roberto Cavalli gown with silver accents while Lizzy Caplan wore an elegant black and white silk gazar with high neck criss-cross straps and open back from Donna Karan Atelier.
See all the chicest looks from the biggest night in television here.
Celebrities and style devotees descended in Paris July 6 to 10 for the Haute Couture shows. The gowns that made their way down the runways of these elaborate fetes are the same looks that will be on red carpets throughout the season. Here are three trends that we can count on weaving their way into the fashion vernacular.
1. The Age of Innocence
Forget the all-too-modern Age of Aquarius; decadence is upon us in the form of grand bell skirts and ornate details such as beading and embroidery. Christian Dior showed a range of styles from the exaggerated to the subdued. On the opposite end, there were plenty of zippered jumpsuits to juxtapose the 19th century sensibility of the gowns. We have Edith to thank for all this romance.
2. The Fabulous Fifties
Bone-waisted jackets with rounded shoulders kicked off Atelier Versace, indicative of a post-WWII-Atomic-Age style we haven’t seen on the runway in recent years. There were plenty of the buckles and an artful mix of fabrics—one of the signatures of the Italian design house. Most stunning were the dresses, which all put focus on one leg. Bodysuits were strapped into gowns with reams and reams of buttery silks, and T-shirts were bedazzled and bejeweled. There is nothing matte; it’s time to shine.
3. Back to Nature
Valentino’s presentation epitomized how you should dress on those days when you feel like a cross between a Greek goddess and a woodland fairy. Toga-inspired gowns, leather straps as belts and on sandals, and feathers, tulle and rich gold lace added an aviary touch to stunning couture pieces, channeling the splendid Earth Mother inside us all. The new organic is decadent and ripe.
Guest Blogger: Melinda Sheckells
Mother's Day is quickly approaching and what better way to celebrate the mother in your life than to shower her with gifts!
Whether she is hinting at that "it" bag, wants to add a splash of color to her spring wardrobe or longing for that perfect travel accessory for an upcoming trip - The Shops at Crystals is you nonstop shop for moms of all styles and interests!
For more gift ideas for the mother in your life, check out these fabulous finds!
Spring is here and you know what that means… time to tone up those abs especially with this season’s hottest trend: Crop Tops! From last year’s introduction to this year’s full fledge infatuation with the skin-is-in moment.
Crop tops took over the runways from New York to Paris at shows including Louis Vuitton, Dior, and Balenciaga while now being scene across all red carpets in Hollywood by many A-list celebrities! Bra tops, ruffled bandeaus and corsets paired with high-waisted trousers or skirts for a more lady-like approach are a for sure must-have outfit this Spring.
This season is a celebration of Versace’s strength-- Shown with ease, rock energy, and effortless luxury. The richness of Versace meets the attitude of the street which creates a fresh reality for day and a powerful statement at night.
The Versace woman is effortless, with 21st century glamour. She’s a real woman who loves luxury. Denim and leather jackets are the new blazer, while raffia skirts have a fresh liberating feel with lots of volume.
Shop the entire Spring collection at the Versace boutique located on the first level of The Shops at Crystals.