In a “Fashion Democracy” we can marvel at million dollar necklaces and earrings that cost more than our cars, then buy ourselves any number of imitations, depending on what we can afford. We pulled together some very current high-end jewelry looks and put them beside a range of lookalikes that are affordable costume jewelry. In other words, enjoy this but buy that.
Weekly Style News and Gossip:
If you’re not going to hurt anyone or get arrested, then get a little (or a lot) crazy once in a while. Overdo the hair extensions or wear too much bling. If it weren’t for rule breakers, fashion (and life) would be one big bowl of plain oatmeal. This week we’re inspired by Helena Bonham Carter’s own testimony on why she just loves to step over the fashion line. Style Watch
It seems the red Alexander McQueen gown Michelle Obama wore to the recent state dinner (see above) raised a few eyebrows in the fashion world. Led by Diane von Furstenberg and Oscar de la Renta, the CDFA protested that the first lady’s choice to wear a a British designer to such an important function was a slight to American designers. Huff Post
You have to appreciate Cathy Horyn’s quirky and (sometimes) hysterically funny take on the runway shows. The lady asks all the right hypothetical questions: like why does Giorgio Armani name his collection Privé, the French word for private, then market it to every corner of the earth. How is that private? I love that Ms. Horyn doesn’t let her brand of fashion journalism get too big for its (proverbial) britches. NY Times
If it weren’t for the dresses and jewels would we be able to suffer through the tedious litany of thank yous, hours of back to back commercials, and the agonizingly obnoxious Ricky Gervais? It’s just another example of the power of fashion to save the day (or the evening). Here are our style dos and don’ts.
How could a gown this beautiful be overlooked by the armies of stylists known to leave no stone unturned when it comes to uncovering the most gorgeous dresses for their red carpet clients to wear to the Golden Globes?
Maybe it had a higher calling.
The red satin Alexander McQueen Gown must have been kept hidden before it’s debut at the State Dinner for the President of China last night. Michelle Obama snatched the weekly award for Most Fabulous Fashion out of he hands of all the Golden Girls.
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