Spot: Herve Leger bandage dresses as seen on Mary J. Blige & Tika Sumpter at the BET Awards '11 held at the Shrine Auditorium Los Angeles on June 26th.
More from the BET Awards, and it was actually a bit surprising to see not one, but two Herve Leger dress on the red/green carpet. They were both edgy, both in neutral shades, but not actually from the same season.
I'm talking about Mary J. Blige and Tika Sumpter (who you might remember from Gossip Girl last season), they both chose Herve Leger for the BET Awards. Tika went for a caged cutout bandage dress from Spring/Summer 2011.. and I'm loving the smoooth hair. She accessorized with Miriam Salat jewellery, and stay tuned for a more in-depth look at her must-have celebrity jewels.. everyone has been wearing Miriam Salat lately!
Mary J. Blige wore an edgy bondage bandage dress from Herve Leger Fall/Winter 2011 (try saying 'bondage
Spot: Elie Saab berry sequin textured gown as seen on Hilary Swank at the International India Film Academy - IIFA 2011 Toronto Awards Gala at Rogers Centre on June 25th.
Hilary Swank made a rare red carpet appearance in Toronto.. unrelated to the Toronto Film Festival, and she wasn't even the main event!
I'm talking about the IIFA 2011 Awards, of course, the International India Film Academy gala that was held in North America for the very first time this year! So it's understandable that the paparazzi focus was on all the Bollywood stars - Hilary was there to present an award (not receive anything), and it's great to see a cultural city like Toronto embrace this international event.
She looked effortlessly glam in a gorgeous berry sequin (and textured) dress by Elie Saab. I love her hairstyle,
Shopping Spot: Gucci asymmetric sheer chiffon dresses as seen on Rosie Huntington-Whiteley & Florence Welch.
How about a battle of major Gucci dresses today..? I'm kidding, there's not "battle" here, but I do find it interesting to see two major dresses from Gucci Fall/Winter 2011 collection being worn worlds apart! Rsei Huntington-Whiteley appeared on the very green carpet of the Moscow Film Festival wearing a stunning asymmetric dress with statement floral shoulder and sheer skirt over hotpants.
And the next morning, Florence Welch rocked Good Morning America's Summer Concert series in Central Park wearing a luscious berry colour one sleeve chiffon dress with statement floral accents. And the same sheer skirt over hotpants. Florence has an advantage when it comes to this collection as apparently she was one of designer Frida Giannini mentioned
Spot: Stella McCartney bright blue pencil dress as seen on Liv Tyler at the Cinema Society & Grey Goose screening of 'The Ledge' at Landmark Sunshine Cinema in New York on June 21st.
Liv Tyler went from a morning appearance on 'The View' wearing a DKNY lips print dress, to full-on Hollywood glamazon in bright blue at an evening screening of 'The Ledge' at Landmark Sunshine Cinema. A busy day in New York for the lovely Liv..
I haven't heard too much about this film, it premiered at Sundance, has appeared on video on demand, but still will have a limited cinema run in July. Reminds me of that Eva Mendes film.. premiered in 2010, but was still being promoted in April 2011.
Liv is a Stella McCartney girl all the way, and for this event, she chose a gorgeous sky blue dress from
Shopping Spot: Buy Lanvin brown & cream snakeskin print dress online as seen on Courteney Cox at the Critics' Choice Television Awards Luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel on June 20th.
Wow, I can't believe the perfect timing of this shopping spot! After publishing a Pre-Fall 2011 trend on snakeskin print, and showing Lanvin python as part of the Jennifer Lopez piece on German TV, Courteney Cox appeared on the red carpet at the Critic's Choice Television Awards in the very same Lanvin python print! Spot on timing for THIS trend...
The lovely actress was nominated as Best Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in 'Cougar Town' (love her wine glass 'Big Carl' - an inside joke if you have seen the show!) at the The Critics’ Choice Television Awards. This is the first awards show created by the newly established Broadcast Television Critics Association. Courteney's co-star Busy Phillips actually won
Spot: Herve Leger nude bandage dresses as seen on Amanda Holden & Tamara Ecclestone.
Another look we know and love, and in case you missed it, Herve Leger remains at the top the Designer Charts! There are just so many consistent sightings of celebrities these bandage dresses, and while I know fashion continues to move forward, when a dress is THIS flattering, why change..? Although it has been nice to see the label movie forward with interesting fabrics & embellishments (that rubber band dress, silver rings seen on Jennifer Lopez, and Fergie's bondage dress!).
Amanda Holden shimmered at the launch of All Seasons Hotels at Covent Garden London earlier today, and this is a cap sleeve, scoop neck version in a shade of champagne. Great hair as usual, check out Celebrity Hairstyles for the closeup (if you want to print it out & take to your stylist!).
Shopping Spot: Buy Valentino red ruffled dress online as seen on Lily Rabe outside the Gramercy Hotel in New York on June 13th.
OK, I'm guessing there was a Valentino event held at the Gramercy Hotel last night in New York City, if these two spots are anything to go by! It would have been a rather random occurence to see both Lily Rabe (Broadway actress and daughter of the late Jill Clayburgh) and Carey Mulligan, snapped arriving at the hotel wearing Valentino. We'll know soon enough, but I wanted to get the dresses 'out there'. Update: Carey was attending the Lincoln Center Institute's Junior Spring Benefit.
Lily wore a rather major dress that you can actually buy online over at Net-A-Porter - a red ruffled red silk chiffon dress with long sleeves, raw edged leather ruffles and on-trend thigh high front split! She may not have won the Tony on Sunday night, but I'm digging her fashion as one to watch.