Even though celebrities try their best to put together a red carpet look that will wow fashion critics, sometimes their unique outfits get attention for the opposite reason. This month, there were many celebrities who flopped in the fashion department when it came to their red carpet arrivals.
First off, is Singer/Actress Kaya Jones, who arrived to the red carpet of the 2014 Grammy Awards in a spaghetti-strap, black latex gown with a plunging neckline, and sheer panels that went from floor to hip bones. Her ultra-platform stilettos and over-sexed outfit reminded me of an episode of Elvira Mistress of the Dark. I expected a gruesome movie to follow her appearance.
Recently, an event took place at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which benefits the Met’s Costume Institute. It is also the opening event for the institute’s annual fashion exhibit. Each year of the gala has a theme and this year was, “Charles James, Beyond Fashion”. Charles James is well known in the fashion industry for his approach to design through sculpture.
With the Met Gala, comes a red carpet that rivals any West Coast event. Some fashion looks on the Met Gala’s red carpet were classic and some were more “artistic”. At the top of the list of fashionable couples are Beyonce and Jay Z. Beyonce looked glamorous in her sheer Givenchy couture gown that was a throw-back to a look from the 1970′s Motown Era. The sheer beaded panels of her dress showed her figure, but covered what needed to be. Also, the vintage head netting and dark maroon lips added just the right touch. Beyonce’s husband Jay Z looked dashing in his James Bond style white tuxedo jacket and black trousers.
This week’s celebrity street style includes a few outfits that made the cut and a few that did not. Sometimes, something that may look good on a hanger should stay there and sometimes just one wrong choice can move a look from a great style to a bad one.
The first to make it to the A list is Actor Andrew Garfield, who was spotted on the streets of Berlin, wearing Burberry. Andrew is rocking the chocolate brown suit and mixing in a crisp white button-down shirt, topped with a double-breasted, tan trench coat with shoulder epaulets and a turned up collar. (more…)
When celebrities are living their lives outside of special events and ceremonies, their more casual looks can be seen by the whole world. So, unless they want to end up on the front pages of the tabloid papers for a fashion flop, they may want to try to maintain a certain style.
First up are Johnny Depp and his new fiancé Amber Heard. Johnny has always been in a style category all his own, but in this photo he looks like he is channeling his inner gangster with his grey and blue, wide-brimmed chapeaux, vintage-lapel charcoal 3-piece suit, and blue striped dress shirt. His fiancé Amber makes the perfect “maul” with her plunging black dress and bright red lips.
When celebrities are out of their designer tuxedos and evening gowns, their casual personal style has a chance to show through. What they choose to wear on the street and in their travels might pose as a disguise from the flashes of the paparazzi or as a beacon to attract them.
The first guy on the streets of Paris this month is Kanye West. He is sporting lots of denim with his bleached denim, button-down shirt that has a now-popular yolked shoulder, front chest pockets, a shirt tail hem, an a bit of a tear for a modern look. Kanye’s darker denim washed jeans draped inside of his work boots give him a more rural, as opposed to urban, look.
Next, are Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis, who were snapped in the airport in Iowa. Aston is ready for the wintery temperatures with the layered look of his zippered sweatshirt under a black leather baseball-style jacket. Mila is looking stylishly warm in her black overcoat with her long, layered blue scarf and bleached blue jeans. Mila’s outfit is complimented by a snap top black purse and a dark pair of aviator shades.
Last, but certainly not least, is the street stylings of Leonardo DiCaprio, who is getting his geek on with this look! His pinstriped light grey suit is accented with a baby blue button-down shirt and blue bow tie, but the upper thigh length matching shorts makes it look like he left home in his boxers. If that is not bad enough, the red pedi-socks and black shoes just add to the wrongness of it all.
When running through airport security it’s easy to want to throw on some sweats or yoga pants for a comfortable flight. Celebrities, however, don’t have the luxury of comfy casual wear as airports are a great place for paparazzi pics. Take a cue from the stars and travel in style without sacrificing comfort.
One great celeb trick is a big comfy scarf. Charlize Theron, Miranda Kerr, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley have all bundled up when traveling. A scarf adds dimension and interest to your outfit. Plus can be worn as a shawl to help keep you warm on a chilly plane.
Drawstring pants can look really polished when paired with a structured blazer and heels. This trend can be tricky as it’s easy to look like you’re walking around in your pajamas. Miranda Kerr’s printed Joie pants are effortlessly chic and comfortable enough for a 15 hour flight.
A structured oversized bag is a great way to look polished and carry everything you need from an extra sweater to all the devices you use to stay entertained while en route.
So ditch the sweats and reach for your favorite celeb inspired look. Just make sure not to forget the sunglasses, as you’re sure to be mistaken for a Hollywood A-lister!
Some celebrities are known for their roles in movies and television shows, but there are a number of them that are known for their fashion sense, on and off the Red Carpet.
One guy who looks as good on the street as he does when he is acting in front of the camera is Bradley Cooper. Here is a photo of him at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in NYC a few weeks back, when he was showing support for his girlfriend Suki Waterhouse, as she strolled the catwalk. Since the color grey is the new black, he looks fantastic in a heathered grey crew neck top that has a peak of a white undershirt, and is topped off with a black double-breasted sports jacket. Bradley’s grey micro-pattern trousers add a little interest without being too loud. Of course, his scruffy facial hair and spiky brown hairdo just completes the look.
Another guy who makes a point to look cool, with just a few simple wardrobe pieces is Colin Farrell. Here is an example of his fashion sense being dressed in a blue and white check, button-down shirt that is under a thin knit grey cardigan. With his cuffs turned back over the sweater and having the shirt tails hanging out, keeps Colin’s look casual and modern. I really like his added accessories of his silver hoops, wrapped leather bracelets, and black Fedora. By adding all these elements to a pair of great fitting, dark denim jeans Colin put the frosting on the cake.
One couple who seems to have fashion synergy is Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel. Whenever they are seen together, the both look equally fashionable. Out for a day of shopping and strolling along the cobblestone streets of what looks like Rodeo Drive, they each had their designer sunglasses and black leather moto jackets on. Jessica dresses up her look with a flowing brown animal print scarf, a pair of tonal print pants, and a dressy pair of black leather flats. Justin stayed a little more casual with his white shirt, grey twisted scarf, worn-looking jeans, and sneakers.