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Top Style Picks for the 2011 Academy Awards

February 27, 2011

WHAT STOOD OUT?

Fabuliss Oscar Picks 2011

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There were four red carpet winners of the night.  From left to right, Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson, Helen Mirren and Natalie Portman.

Silhouette is a major part of why I selected these picks.  Each one looks like an hourglass, whether they are one or not.  The fact that they’re simulating that body type is incredibly appealing.

The other reason these made the list is color.  While there could be a little improvement, overall they are on the right track.

WHAT WOULD I DO DIFFERENTLY?

Fabuliss Oscars 2011 Suggestions

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All lovely ladies, these dress choices didn’t quite work.  Some were more off than others based on color, silhouette and texture.

Click the image above to read specifics regarding Michelle Williams, Nicole Kidman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Mila Kunis and Melissa Leo.

LASTLY, A FEW WORDS ABOUT NUDE COLORS

Fabuliss Nude = Naked

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I am not sure who decided nude tones were trend-worthy.  Based on these examples from the red carpet – Hailee Steinfeld, Florence Welch, Mandy Moore and Hallee Berry – the nude tones make the faces stand out but they look naked and almost corpse-like instead of vibrant and alive.

Click the photo above for detailed information regarding color, silhouette, texture and more.

Who were your favorites and what would you suggest for red carpet style?

Photos from Jay Manuel and Just Jared.

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Fabuliss Helps Laura Shop Her Closet to Discover Great Outfits

June 6, 2010

Laura in Before and After Outfits

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Laura has a full closet, which gave us a lot of options to mix & match with.

She has a great sense of what colors look good on her but wasn’t sure how to put them together.

From left to right above, her outfits are “before” (not bad), work, weekend and day-to-evening.

A few things Laura discovered during our session:

  • Pale pink is a great neutral for her.  It’s almost a nude because it blends so well with her skin tone.
  • Her skirts and dresses are fitting her great so she may be opting for these this summer.
  • She can wear a belt, but not as a high-contrast accessory due to her vertical proportions.
  • Brown shoes (vs. black) work really well with her colors and her hair.
  • She will be looking for more fitted top layers to slim her silhouette.
  • Her jewelry collection is GREAT!  She has a few key pieces that are incredibly versatile.
  • She will likely shop for petite tops and regular bottoms.  She may need to shop both departments for dresses to find the best fit.

If you’d like to learn more about how I helped Laura or how I could help you, get in touch!  hello@fabuliss.com

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Oscar Picks…In Brief

March 9, 2010

First of all, I can’t believe I feel guilty because I’m posting this a whole day and a half after the Oscars.  Sheesh!  Shake it off…

Was it just me, or were this year’s Oscars were ultra glamorous?  Somehow, I have managed to narrow down my choices to five favorites and five honorable mentions, based on the following criteria:

  • Silhouette – how the dress shapes works on the body
  • Color – how the dress looks on the wearer, and on camera (which is how most of us see them!)
  • Style/design – how the details of the dress design enhance the dress
  • Magic – what the dress does for the wearer

TOP PICKS

Top Oscar Picks

From left to right, let’s start with the obvious.  Sandra Bullock knocked it out of the park.  I was thrilled when I saw her – she looked phenomenal and so ready for her moment.  The way the dress shimmered, the elegant pattern all over the top, the hair, the lips…she was the whole package.  And don’t even get me started with her speech…!

Next up, Queen Latifah looked statuesque and flawless.  I loved the simplicity of the dress and embellishments, along with the color and the shape, which looked great on her.  When the camera did a close up, her make up was so natural.  She always radiates confidence and presence and I loved her dress choice.

Third on my list is Mo’Nique.  Her dress was so beautiful on her shape – the way the fabric wrapped and crossed, the asymmetrical neck line and the fact that it wasn’t overdone with embellishments.  It was a flattering design with a meaningful color choice – a tribute to Hattie McDaniel, the very first African-American Oscar winner who also wore blue the night she accepted her 1940 Oscar.

I decided to promote Elizabeth Banks to my top picks because, despite not liking how the color came across on camera, it was a beautiful silhouette with figure flattering detailing on the front.  Most importantly, though, was that she didn’t lose herself in the dress or on stage.

My last pick really surprised me.  Demi Moore’s dress was just plain pretty in an unexpected peachy color.  I loved the fabric layers on the top and the soft ruffled layers on the bottom.

HONORABLE MENTION

Honorable Mention Picks

To begin with, I was pleasantly startled to see Molly Ringwald, one of my teen idols, on stage during the fantastic John Hughes tribute.  I did not love her hair style, but I was pretty captivated by her dress design and color, which looked beautiful against her skin and hair color.

Helen Mirren looked elegant, completely age appropriate and sparkly in her look.  She’s always such a class act.

Third on my honorable mentions list is Kathryn Bigelow – who is NOT an actor!  She looked statuesque in a simple silhouette with a feminine tone-on-tone pattern on the top half.

My initial reaction to Anna Kendrick’s dress, watching her on stage as a presenter, was that she nailed it.  The color was a great choice for her creamy skin and dark hair.  Looking at photos, I think the skirting is a bit fussy with all the texture and trim, but of all the younger actresses, I liked her the best.

Lastly, I was captivated by the carefully shaped lapels on Tom Ford’s jacket.  It was a great example of making a very classic item special.

Though it only includes the women, New York Times has a no-nonsense photo gallery of the Oscar Red Carpet celebrities.  Enjoy!


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