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For women's fashion.
If there is a “season” for award ceremonies, this is certainly it. Just as Thanksgiving flows into Christmas and New Years once the holidays start rolling, so is it that there is a run of red carpets as celebrities transition from one award ceremony to the next. As we move towards the “big daddy” of them all in five weeks, The Oscars, we have the opportunity to see both talent and fashion acknowledged at different events. This past weekend was the SAG Awards, which is particularly meaningful to actors and actresses because it is their peers, members of the Screen Actors Guild, who vote to acknowledge their excellence in film and television.
On the carpet this year at the SAG Awards, I found that the men had taken a backseat to the women when it came to fashion forwardness. They definitely leaned more toward classic and demure looks, rather than trendy. One example is Matt Damon and his wife Lucianna. Mat looks very ‘business-like” in his Dolce and Gabbana muted stripe, charcoal suit with the straight tie and lace-up black oxfords. He is definitely outshined by his wife’s silky, strapless ivory gown with the ruffled accents. What a gentleman he is for making sure that his lady is the center of the attention!
One tuxedo that did impress me was this navy blue one with the thin black lapel. The squared-off lapel bottom and frog-style button closure gives the suit an almost nehru look. The plain white dress shirt and black bow tie keep the focus on the front of the jacket, where it should be. Of course, the most noteworthy thing here is the blue color, which is something I’d expect more from a blazer from Stuarts London. It definitely works though!
In the ladies line-up on the red carpet of the SAG Awards two things ruled: strapless and color! Some shining examples are: Sandra Bullock showing off some leg in her emerald green, shimmery Lanvin gown with the side bow; Jennifer Lawrence looking fantastically “party-like” in this sleek black Dior gown with iridescent sequins; and Lupita Nyong looking like a Caribbean dream in her form-fitting, blue Gucci gown with the delicate floral neckline.
For women's fashion.
Although New York Fashion Week might be over and Fall 2013 is months away, you can still take inspiration from the runway and incorporate it into your daily look. I’m talking about makeup, or specifically, lipstick. It’s one of the easiest and most versatile products in your makeup stash to use and accessorize with. From hot pink lips at Dior to wine-stained lips at Vera, bold colors were in abundance, which gives you a lot of options to play with.
Of course, not all lipsticks are created equal. While I’ll admit that it’s possible to find drugstore dupes for high-end brands, investing in a good lipstick is the difference between a product that stays perfectly on your lips after coffee, or a product that fades and smudges within an hour or two.
INFEASIBLE: Valentino’s V Pour Homme
Ever consider using Beefeater gin as cologne? Wanna spend a lot more for something that smells just like it and for a fraction of the volume? Then V is your ticket to smelling like a drunkard.
Feasible: Dior’s Fahrenheit 32
(Brought you by Garden.co.uk)
Now this is the shit. Distinctive, aromatic, and certainly doesn’t make your eyes tear. Tres sexy.