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Celebrities have many opportunities to get dressed up and pose for photographers on the red carpet. Some like to blend in and some like to stand out in the crowd.
The first couple for this week’s celebrity fashion review is Jeff Bridges and wife Susan Geston, who are pictured here at the NYC premiere of his new film “The Giver”. Jeff is all decked out in a grey 3-piece suit with darker charcoal tipped pockets and collar. This deviation from black and navy suits is right on trend and grey is a fresh color that you will see heading into Fall and Winter. Jeff’s wife Susan looks fantastic in her white one-button suit jacket, slim white ankle pants, and strappy, kitten-heel sandals. It shows her curves and is a super alternative to a more traditional gown.
Next, is actor Richard Gere, who was attending the premiere of the animated film “Henry & Me” at the Ziegfeld Theater in NYC. Richard is the epitome of casual in his blue jeans, crew-neck blue shirt, and olive green jean jacket. He also is paying homage to the New York Yankees with his team baseball hat.
Lastly, for the celebrity fashion review is the red carpet arrival of Heidi Klum to the 2014 Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. The word “creative” certainly applies to Heidi’s choice of her shaggy blue, spaghetti -strap gown. Here, she is pictured getting her dress airborne as she strides across the red carpet. Fashion guru and TV personality Tim Gunn looks frightened as Heidi moves towards him. Either he is stunned by her unusual fashion sense or he has an innate fear of car washes and Heidi’s dress is giving him a flashback!
This week’s celebrity fashion picks were in the “do” category. Sometimes, while they are out and about, they are caught by the Paparazzi in a not so flattering light, but this time the celebrities were ready for the photographer’s flashbulbs.
The first celebrity fashion pick is actress Reese Witherspoon, who was seen in this fantastic summery outfit. Floral patterns being all the rage, her crisp white dress that has an empire waist, a pleated bodice, and is splashed with royal blue roses is just adorable. The shorter length of the dress and strappy white sandals keep it fresh and young. Also, the wide brim fedora and sunshine yellow leather bag are unexpected, but fantastic accessories.
Next, is bad (old) boy actor Billy Bob Thorton, who just finished the TV series Fargo. He shows how jeans can bridge the gap from casual to dressy, as he pairs them with a collarless grey woven sports coat, a micro-collar black v-neck shirt, and a great pair of silver embossed leather cowboy boots. Whereas “dressy jeans” didn’t exist in the past, they are the trend if the future. People just love their jeans and jump at the opportunity to wear them everywhere.
Last, but not least, is former model/actress Diane Kruger and actor Joshua Jackson from the now ancient TV series Fringe Joshua is rocking summertime casual with his fitted black, v-neck t-shirt, knee length grey cargo shorts, and a cool pair of red sunglasses. Diane looks very lady-like in her strapless floral maxi-dress in the summer tones of blue, orange, and pink. The studded black leather cross-body handbag is just the right size to keep the look feminine. She is current with both the floral and studded trends in fashion today. They both have the perfect look for an afternoon out to lunch or shopping spree.
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!
On February 4th, 2014 London hosted the British Academy of Film and Television Awards at the Royal Opera House. Some of the highlights were: Dame Helen Mirren, who was presented the BAFTA Fellowship Award by Prince William for her outstanding contribution to British Cinema; Films like “12 Years a Slave” and “Gravity” came out on top; and Jennifer Lawrence was honored as BAFTA’s Supporting Actress in “American Hustle”.
Along with the honors of excellence in films, television, and games, the BAFTA’s red carpet was teaming with fashion: some good and some not so good. In the Excellent women’s fashion category was Kate Blanchette in a striking short-sleeve, satiny gown that had a grey floral placement print at the outer hips and outer knee area. Kate’s dress was sleek and had an Asian flavor.
Next, is Lupita Nyong from “12 Years a Slave”, who was dressed in a beautiful aqua, strapless gown with a gleaming gold belt and flowing bottom. The simplicity of Lupita’s gown showed of her natural beauty and the color was refreshing.
Summertime is when Hollywood releases the potential “blockbusters” of the season to the big screen. Celebrities hop from one movie premier to the next for each Red Carpet event, sporting their best fashion photo ops, but some choices are better than others.
When most couples are out for an evening on the town, they want to look good for themselves and their mates. Celebrities, however, have to be mindful of the photographer who will be catching a photo of them for others to see. Some of them hit a “home run” and some don’t even get on first base!
One great example is this photo of D-Wade, a NBA guard for the Miami Heat, and his date Gabrielle Union. His fitted, tonal stripe grey Henley, jeans, and sneakers is a casual chic look that “plays well” with Gabrielle’s deep grey leather jacket, shimmery silver mini-dress, and strappy grey sandals. Not that they weren’t a good-looking couple to begin with, but their fashion sense makes them a “wow”. Certainly not dealing with dickies clothing here.