Front Row Style @ Fashion Week 2015

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Fashion Week isn’t just about the style being paraded down the runway. The fashion on the front row is especially noteworthy too. The front row is where the fashion elite, editors and celebrities alike, congregate to take their prestigious seats right at the top of the fashion pecking order. You can learn just as much about trends and styling on the front row.

If you’re suffering from fashion week withdrawals, front row fashion is the cure for you. Here are my top picks for the best in front row style for Fashion Week 2015:

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Olivia Wilde and Naomi Watts at Michael Kors

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Liu Wen, Maggie Q, and Jessica Alba at Tory Burch

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Ciara at Cavalli

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Kiernan Shipka and Hailey Baldwin at Rag and Bone

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MIranda Kerr at Louis Vuitton

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Maria Sharapova at Chanel

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Elizabeth Olsen at Dior

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Suki Waterhouse at Topshop Unique

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Alexa Chung at Topshop Unique

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Jourdan Dunn at Versace

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Amanda Seyfried at Givenchy

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Julia Roberts at Givenchy

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Bella Thorne and Kylie Jenner

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Julianne Hough, Jennifer Hudson, and Christina Hendricks at Marchesa

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Gillian Jacobs, Jamie Chung, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and Ashley Madekwe at Monique Lhuillier

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Runway Review: Versace Spring 2016 Ready-to-Wear

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Whenever I think about Versace, I think about a sexy and powerful woman. Donatella Versace has mastered the art of dressing the modern woman in outfits designed to inspire confidence and provoke a visceral reaction. This season she has succeeded, yet again, in capturing the spirit of the woman we all want and aspire to be. Each look she sent down the runway was more alluring than the last, culminating in quintessentially Versace dresses. Who is the ultimate Versace woman you ask? Hmm, just ask Gigi Hadid. She definitely rocked some classically sexy Versace at the end of the show.

I personally fell head over heels in love with this Versace Spring 2016 collection. Read on for my favorite looks, I’m sure you’ll fall as hard as I did.

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Donatella’s bevy of miltary-inspired olive green clad beauties definitely started the show with a bang. How can you not love the leggy blazer worn as dresses? Tailored shorts with boxy blazers and mini dresses were accentuated with two accessories, which I predict will be must-haves next year–soft leather satchels in khaki tones and utilitarian waist-cinchers with that eponymous Versace lion. Another noteworthy styling moment? Check out the sheer ankle socks with the sky high olive green strappy platforms. School girl chic with an edge. 
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Now we can’t expect Donatella to show us typical camouflage do we? In true Versace fashion, she took the fashion army theme of her runway collection and expanded it into prints that fit perfectly into the glamorous and sexy Versace brand. Using leopard and zebra print in green and bold purple hues, Donatella created her own type of camouflage. Whether it’s the acid green leopard print dress that Behati Prinsloo rocked, or the edgy pastiche of animal prints, or even the sheer spiderweb frock with leopard green spots, I am 100% sure that this print is one that we’ll be seeing a lot of this upcoming season. Oh, and don’t forget that these trippy animal prints have matching structured backpacks too. Dibs on that!

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Donatella is known for slinky dresses and dangerously sexy garments, so it was a surprise when she showed pieces that appealed to the more tomboy chic crowd. Tailored shirt dresses with voluminous sleeves, a coordinating olive green suit with relaxed fit sleeves and drapey bottoms, and even some crew-neck sweaters and bomber jackets were done up in Versace style, that is with their signature glamazon aesthetic. Though the silhouettes were decidedly more laid-back, the prints and the styling were in sync with the rest of the collection.

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I love this part of the Versace show. The earthy tones with the pop of neon orange is a nod to the current dominance of the 70s. I especially love how Versace owns it super sexy aesthetic with incredibly high slits.
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Now, we know that Versace won’t end it’s show without some red carpet stunners. These 3 are my top picks for frocks that I’m sure tons of stylish celebrities will love to rock this upcoming season. The combination of different textures and prints keeps the mini dress silhouette current and edgy. I can totally see these dresses on the likes of Rihanna, Blake Lively, and Beyonce. Consider me smitten with Versace Spring 2016 dresses.

Photos from Vogue.com


Did you fall as hard as I did? Which looks did you absolutely love? Sound off in the comments section, and let me know!

Style Icon: Karlie Kloss

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Karlie Kloss a.k.a “The Body” is one of the most popular, in-demand models at the moment. This Victoria’s Secret Angel doesn’t just have her killer, toned bod going for her. She also has contracts with brands like Juicy Couture, Joe Fresh, and Lacoste as well as with high fashion houses like Oscar de la Renta, Chanel, and Dior, to name a few. A quintessential part of Taylor Swift‘s girl gang (Karlie was in the recent Bad Blood video), Karlie’s star is at its pinnacle, and the way things are going, she’ll be one of the supermodels of our time.

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How gorgeous does Karlie look in her new Versace campaign? Green with envy. Literally.

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This navy blue Jason Wu gown is pure royalty. I love it! It’s made for the red carpet.

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Karlie Kloss looks positively radiant in this Vogue shoot. That tortoiseshell belt is exquisite!Greg-Kadel-9

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Black and gold is a timelessly glamourous combination. It looks chic every single time.


Karlie’s supermodel status aside, she does have stellar off-duty style and red carpet style too! Here are some of my picks of her off-duty sartorial best.
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How do you elevate a basic pair of ballet flats? Throw on leather leggings and a blazer-cape hybrid. So fashion forward.

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Make your white frock feel more modern with structured heels. I love how minimalist this is. Sophisticated and chic!

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What I love about Karlie’s style is that she knows exactly what works for her. This silky scarf gown is a perfect example. The lace-up heels make it more edgy, and less typical lady.

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Perk up your black trousers and white button-down with a tote that’s anything but basic, just like Karlie does.

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Karlie makes a compelling case for winter whites. The cable knit sweater gives just the right amount of texture to this look.

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Blue tweed with an A-line silhouette is universally flattering, and Karlie knows it.

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Stripes with brown leather is a modern casual classic style pairing. The red lip knocks this look out of the park.

All Images from WhoWhatWear and Fashion Gone Rogue


Which Karlie look is your favorite? I love her simple yet effortlessly chic style!

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Style Icon: Madonna

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Madonna has long been noted for her ever-changing looks. A true fashion chameleon, she has gone from fashion rebel in the 80s, sultry leather clad vixen in the 90s, avant-garde style maven in the 00’s, and finally to sophisticated glamazon. Her fashion line, Material Girl, with her daughter, Lola has been hugely successful and a testament to her fashion prowess. She is a true quadruple threat, Madonna is a singer, dancer, actress, and designer. A true style icon.

Here are some of my favorite Madonna looks:


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Green fringe, Veronica Lake inspired waves, and a bold red lip spell Old Hollywood glam. But the armful of bangles on each arm say modern and edgy.

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Pictured with her gorgeous daughter, Lola, Madonna goes back to her 80s roots with sexy lace and fur.

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I am simply in love with this satin embellished gown! Such a departure from typical red carpet glam.

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Who can pull of this menswear inspired outfit better than Madonna? No one. Gotta love those diamond encrusted gloves.

Clad in Versace, Madonna shows off her yoga-toned bod while dripping in jewels.

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A frequent collaborator of famous photographer duo, Mert and Marcus, Madonna wows once again in this Marilyn Monroe inspired shoot.

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Another Mert and Marcus collaboration for Interview Magazine, this photo is an update of her style back in the 80s. I love those stacked chain arm candy!

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Mert and Marcus are incredible when capturing Madonna’s verve and unique energy. This shoot for her MDNA album is like a throwback to the time of Gaultier bustiers and Vogue-ing. I love it!

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And there you have it, Madonna’s awesomeness knows no age and knows no bounds. I love seeing ho her style evolves each time. What is your favourite Madonna fashion moment?  Share it with me!

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Style Icon: Miranda Kerr

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Ex Victoria’s Secret Angel and organic skincare maven (check out her skincare line, Kora Organics), Miranda Kerr, is an emerging style icon of our time. Often featured in magazines and fashion blogs for her stellar street and red carpet style, she has definitely transcended from model off duty style to bona fide global sartorial star. Her outfits are often referenced, pinned, imitated, but you simply can’t duplicate the modern sophistication and unique elegant aura that Miranda naturally has. Perhaps it’s her Aussie upbringing or her model mojo, one thing is for sure, Miranda Kerr is a mogul in the making and a style icon to watch out for.

Here are my top picks for Miranda Kerr’s best looks:
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Miranda Kerr’s signature is trendy yet subtle. Her understated way of mixing prints in this ensemble should be your top wardrobe inspiration. The leopard slip-on heeled mules and the casual striped tank is an unexpected combo that works. The Hermes Birkin and white cropped pant add that polish, that her style is known for.

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Miranda’s jetsetting lifestyle necessitates impeccable airport style, and her outfits while in transit is always on point. A top knot and oversized sunglasses are practical, while her Chanel tweed jacket and D’orsay low heels are ladylike and comfortable at the same time. 

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A graphic printed sheath dress gets upgraded with a jewel tone accent. A surprising detail and a welcome one at that, the sapphire blue is the perfect complement to the deep purple hue on the dress. Miranda sures knows the power of a pop of color.

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Another day, another amazing airport outfit. Miranda can teach a master class on stylish travel looks. This outfit oozes simplicity and advanced fashion acumen. All white underneath a tailored navy blazer with a casual pair of bright pink sneaks; you’ve just found your go-to look for your next airport jaunt.

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Of course, I can’t do her best looks without some of her amazing red carpet style. This white gown with gold embellishments and sexy cutouts is a stunner. With red lips and wavy Veronica Lake inspired hair waves, this looks is Grecian goddess meets Old Hollywood.

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Miranda Kerr knows how to channel sexy, and she shows in this look that you don’t need to bare too much skin to be sexy. A curve-hugging lace frock with pointed toe T-strap heels feels vintage yet modern, feminine yet sassy.

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Miranda’s sartorial skill? Mixing trends while still keeping it classy. A white jumpsuit with a fringe jacket is already a bold statement, but she adds an extra layer of glam with a gold minaudiere, embellished ankle strap heels, and a Versace belt. It is an uncharacteristically maximalist look, but her simple beauty look balances it.

main.original.585x0 (1)Redefining the athleisure trend with an easy and laidback white cotton dress and long cardigan, her pulled back hair and pastel blue structured tote finishes off the casual vibe nicely.

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Isn’t her style amazing? I simply love her effortless elegance and the way she manages to make casual look so elevated. Which look is your fave?

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Style Icon: Jennifer Lopez

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Jennifer Lopez is proof that your style improves and gets better with age. This 40-something triple threat is showing no signs of slowing down, despite adding mother of twins to her resume. Oh, let’s not forget her American Idol judge stint too. This actress-singer-dancer can include style icon to her long list of credentials too. Her recent Oscars dress, that low cut nude glittering gown from Elie Saab, is a far cry from her now infamous Versace jungle dress.

Her style evolution is one to watch and here I give you a rundown of my favorite looks from J. Lo.

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Fur has always been in J.Lo’s repertoire. It is right up her alley since fur has always been the perfect representation of glam, whether it is in a casual or formal setting. The fur-lined collar of her gray coat and her black and glittery silver pumps is the epitome of fall style with a glitzy upgrade, of course.

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Jennifer Lopez certainly knows how to play up her assets, one of which is her incredible bronzed complexion. The dusty pink hue of this look complements her amazing tan and it shows that you don’t have to reveal a lot of skin to exude sex appeal. That little bit of decolletage goes a long way.

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J. Lo breaks a fashion rule and establishes herself as a fashion renegade as she matches her eyeshadow with her rust-colored full shantung skirt. What would normall be a fashion no-no becomes a surprisingly chic element in this look. Perhaps because the rest of this outfit, from the classic black pumps, snakeskin box clutch, and white halter crop top are all understated.main.original.585x0 (1)

Red is the go-to color for fashion vamps. It is the color that instantly grabs attention, oozes with mega confidence, and convey the maximum amount of sexy. This is exactly the formula for Lopez’s standout style. This red chiffon double slit number is one of her most memorable red carpet moments. Classic Hollywood glamour personified.  main.original.585x0 (2)

Although sexy style is her bread and butter, Jennifer Lopez turns heads in this ladylike style. This outfit certainly speaks to how her style has evolved over the years, and has taken a more sophisticated turn. I personally love that peplum skirt detail and that delicate gold anklet adorning her right foot, such a charming little accessory. main.original.585x0 (3)

In a monochromatic blush/nude look, this athleisure look is Jenny from the block all grown up. The urban style that J. Lo started out in the industry with, became a lot more refined as the years passed. The result? This ensemble that is equal parts casual, polished, and alluring. main.original.585x0 (8)

Wow! Look at those toned gams! Lopez certainly isn’t one to shy away from short hemlines and a whole lot of snakeskin. She makes this head-to-toe snakeskin look work, by keeping things straightforward and letting the print be the focus. I am loving the 60s vibe of this look too. main.original.585x0

Making a romper look glamorous is a tall order, Jennifer Lopez is certainly up to the task. She instantly ups the chicness of this navy romper with nude pumps, leather studded cuffs, and her signature aviators. This look certainly spells superstar.

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Aren’t you just envious of her killer legs and tan? Oh how I love J. Lo. She is undoubtedly an inspiration and living proof that you can do it all–career, family, and style. A modern icon indeed.

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Latest Trends: Embellishments

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Embellishments are an amazing way to glamorize any look and it can instantly increase the stylishness of your daily outfits. A touch of bling, a dash of feathers, and a dose of sparkle is all it takes to take any piece of clothing from blah and boring to chic and fabulous.

Adding these glitzy extras have become such a major trend this season, even though embellishments have long been a staple in fashion designer’s arsenal. The glamour of putting textured accessories, metal studs, floral appliques and dazzling sequins can’t be beat. Just take some inspiration from these street style looks that show you that embellishments aren’t just for black tie or red carpet events, a little extra adornment can go a long way in your wardrobe and can improve your daytime style drastically.

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This season designers take the embellishment trend and lift it to a higher level. Putting that extra panache and giving a fashionable flourish on everything, from T-shirts to fall coats. Take a peek at this roundup of embellished pieces to upgrade your wardrobe’s glam factor.

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SWETC Embellished Sweatshirt from Net-a-porter

A dusty pink sweater looks perfectly sweet and ladylike when paired with a pleated full skirt. Top off that look with a pair of sneakers for an on trend sporty meets feminine look.

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Alexander McQueen Embellished T-Shirt from MyTheresa

The famous McQueen skull print on this tee will immediately let onlookers know that you take your fashion seriously. With sleek black leather leggings and sky high stilettos, this piece will prove that T-shirts can be sexy.

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Burberry Prorsum Embellished Pencil Skirt from MyTheresa

Give your closet a chic element of added texture with this Burberry Prorsum skirt. The taupe and beige combo is elegant, while the trimmings on the skirt put in an edgy feel to the conservative pencil cut silhouette.

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DSquared Embellished Jeans from LuisaViaRoma

There’s no reason why your everyday denim can’t get a flashy update. This will certainly brighten up your denim-and-tee daily uniform. Wear with nude heels or plain ballet flats to keep your attire looking sophisticated.

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Matthew Williamson Embellished Jacquard Jacket from The Outnet

The intense and vivid chartreuse with chrome metal trim that outlines this Matthew Williamson jacquard jacket playfully picks up the ikat and tribal-inspired print of the jacquard fabric. Heads will turn when you slip on this topper.

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Versace Embellished Wool Blend Coat from LuisaViaRoma

Sometimes a little goes a long, long way. Such is the case for this rich emerald green Versace coat with embellished lapel collar tips. The trimmings may be a bit on the subtle side (note the exposed zipper detail on the sleeves), but the effect is all the same–chic and exciting.

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Marni Embellished Crepe Dress from The Outnet

The best thing about this Marni Embellished Crepe Dress is that it is a one-piece wonder. The neckline ornamentation eliminates the need for jewelry, this item is definitely a no-brainer outfit choice on date night.

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Miu Miu Embellished Crepe Shorts from Net-a-porter

Shorts don’t always have to mean casual and rugged. Embellished shorts with peplum-esque detailing can easily take you to your next formal event or classy dinner party. Just pair with a crepe or silk top, complete with your favorite high heels, and go.

So, any outfit ideas for your next embellished look? I’m excited to style myself with some sparkle and glam!

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