WWAW: What Will Anne Wear? Anne Hathaway’s Oscar Looks

If you are dying to know what Anne Hathaway wore for her many outfit changes at the Oscars last night, you have come to the right place. If you’re wondering how she changed her hair from wavy to straight in under 30 minutes, I cannot help you there.

Anne Hathaway in Armani Prive Spring 2011 (modified)

I love when Anne wears Armani Prive. She always turns heads in Prive and I’m so glad this was one of her outfit choices for the awards show. It’s like a liquid dress? Blue liquid that is…

Anne Hathaway in Atelier Versace Spring 2011

At this point I was totally over seeing red dresses. Thankfully this one wasn’t that bright red that everyone was wearing. The detailing looked great on stage, which is always important. But of course…still gorgeous.

Anne Hathaway in custom Lanvin & Brian Atwood shoes

Comical. Cute. I obviously wouldn’t recommend wearing on the red carpet. But perfect for that little “number” she performed. But I LOVE the shoes.

Anne Hathaway in Givenchy Fall 2009 Couture

It’s a beautiful dress but I think Anne has worn more flattering gowns before. The detailing in the bodice is gorgeous and overall, I think it was the perfect choice for a first outfit change. It says “I’m here but don’t go away because there’s better things coming your way.”

Anne Hathaway in Vivienne Westwood Couture

Probably my least favorite of all of Anne’s outfits for the evening. It’s not terrible, but I’m just not loving it. Vivienne Westwood is just not a designer I see on someone like Anne Hathaway. Florence Welch or Helena Bonham Carter could wear Vivienne well, but I’m just not feeling it with Anne.

Anne Hathaway in Oscar de la Renta Fall 2011

Finally we got a straight-from-the-runway look! This was shown no less than 2 weeks ago at New York Fashion Week. I knew Anne was going to wear at least one Oscar de la Renta dress last night and I’m not just saying this but I was really hoping it would be this one! I love the fringe detail and how it lays on the gold. It’s just perfect! My favorite Anne look of the night.

Anne Hathaway in Tom Ford Spring 2011

I appreciate her wearing a look from the highly anticipated Tom Ford Spring 2011 collection, but she’s so young and beautiful, she does not need to wear a dress that covers everything up. I would have liked to see the Oscar de la Renta dress as her final look but I guess this will do!


So with this all said…congrats to Anne Hathaway for hosting an [what I found to be] entertaining evening. And congrats to the woman who styled these amazing looks…Rachel Zoe.

So, which was your favorite Anne outfit of the night?

Photos from Style.com & EW


Red Carpet Fashion: 2011 Oscars (Part 2)

If you haven’t yet, I’d suggest reading Part 1 of my red carpet coverage for the 2011 Oscars. If you have, we can just move right along…

Mandy Moore in Monique Lhuillier

As I tweeted last night, Mandy Moore in Monique Lhuillier is just as surprising as Ryan Seacrest in Burberry. It’s hard for me to take Mandy seriously when I just think of her as the girl who sang “Candy” that I jammed out to a number of years ago, but regardless…she really does look beautiful. I love the pop of color in the lips. My only comment is that the color of the dress washes her out a bit. But overall, she looks great.

Melissa Leo in Marc Bower

Remember how awkward her acceptance speech was? It kind of reminds me of this dress. She tried, but it just didn’t work. It could be worse. It could be better. She could have worn something a little more cool and modern. I guess that’s all I can really say about this…

Michelle Williams in Chanel Spring 2011 (modified)

Thank you Michelle Williams for not wearing a floral pattern (see daisy disaster). I actually really wanted her to wear Chanel because it fits her look and many of the pieces from the most recent Spring 2011 collection would work for her. I’m glad she went with this modified version and not the original (would have given her no shape). It’s simple yet interesting. This dress fits her perfectly and I just love it. Michelle, you have redeemed yourself!

Mila Kunis Elie Saab Spring 2011 Couture

I recognized this dress immediately when she walked down the red carpet. You can’t go wrong with Elie Saab Couture on the RC. Mila looks STUNNING in this dress. This color is amazing on her. The boob pieces are a little weird but I kind of love them. I really don’t find anything wrong with this look whatsoever…PERFECT. One of my favorites from the night!

Natalie Portman in Rodarte

The BEST she has looked on the red carpet since being pregnant. I especially appreciate the ode to Rodarte. This color looks beautiful on her and the silhouette is perfect for her “bumped” shape. But why did she have to wear matchy earrings? AND shoes? You are better than that Natalie. I know it.

Nicole Kidman in Christian Dior Spring 2009 Couture

I really love this dress on the original model, but when I see it on Nicole all I can say is…Ummmm no. Too much going on here–the structure of the dress, with the embroidered detail throughout, plus a chunky necklace AND orange shoes? Oh, and side bangs? Sorry Nicole…this just is not working for me (or for you).

Reese Witherspoon in Giorgio Armani

I love Reese Witherspoon which is why I hate to bash on her…but how can you not? I wore a Jessica McClintock dress very similar to this to my homecoming dance freshman year of high school. The clip-in ponytail is something I wore for cheerleading competitions in high school. Now I know you’re totally judging my high school experience but let’s get back to judging Reese. This is just beneath her. Get her some Oscar de la Renta ASAP…

Sandra Bullock in Vera Wang

Oh Sandy, remember when you wore that stunning Marchesa gown to the Oscars last year? What’s with the down grade? First of all, I can’t even handle another red dress on this damn red carpet. Second of all, especially one that isn’t anything special. Then pair with an awkward off-color red clutch? I love you Sandy but you have disappointed me here.

Scarlett Johansson in Dolce & Gabbana

I am torn with this one. Let’s start at the top…I actually kind of love the hair. The “undoneness” of it is pretty cool. The color of the dress is ok. The dark patches over the floral lace confuse me a bit. But what confuses me the most is the exposed bra. Is that really her bra or just part of the dress? The world may never know…

So overall my best dressed picks for the night are: Mila Kunis in Elie Saab Spring 2011 Couture, Cate Blanchett in Givenchy Spring 2011 Couture, Gwyneth Paltrow in Clavin Klein (minus the brooch), and Jennifer Lawrence in Calvin Klein. Who were yours?

Photos from Popsugar

Red Carpet Fashion: 2011 Oscars (Part 1)

The 83rd Annual Academy Awards (or the Oscars if you will) were held last night at the Kodak Theatre. I thought Anne Hathaway and James Franco made a great team hosting the event (they definitely made it “hip” as intended). People won, people lost, but most importantly…there was a lot of red carpet coverage.

Let’s see who got it right, who almost got it, and who I just didn’t get…

Cate Blanchett in Givenchy Spring 2011 Couture

At first, the circular detail in the front confused me, but it’s one of those dresses that the more I look at it, the more I love it. She has that simple look to her where she could pull something off like this. And I think it’s perfection. A Givenchy Couture dress can be a risk in itself but she definitely pulled it off. One of my favorites from the night!

Amy Adams in L'Wren Scott Fall 2011

This is the best she has looked on the red carpet in a long time. I guess when you’re nominated for best supporting actress at the Oscars, you gotta step up your game. I love the color, the silhouette is perfection, the slit adds a little sexiness, and I think the hair and makeup is great. My only problem is the necklace…it’s just not necessary, but otherwise it’s amazing!

Anne Hathaway in Valentino Fall 2002 Couture

I love Anne Hathaway. She rarely makes a red carpet mistake (maybe because her stylist is the super fabulous celeb stylist, Rachel Zoe). I was very surprised to see an archived gown (that wasn’t technically vintage) from her, but she definitely pulled it off. Anne looks even better than the original model who wore this dress, and I think it works. I’m never a fan of red on the red carpet but it’s Anne and she can do no wrong.

Florence Welch in Valentino Spring 2011 Couture

This is her look and I wouldn’t want her to dress is anything that wasn’t “her,” but she could have chosen something that wasn’t this matronly. This look would be perfect for a woman age 60+ but not for a young celeb like Florence. Even in her Givenchy Couture dress she wore to the Grammys, the sheerness of the bottom and in the sleeves gave it some sex appeal but this Valentino dress is just way too covered up.

Gwyneth Paltrow in Calvin Klein

When I first saw her on the red carpet, I wasn’t 100% sold…but about one minute later I was completely hooked. It’s an interesting neckline, the liquid effect of this dress looks amazing on her, and I think the stick-straight hair is perfect for this dress. I saw a close up of the earrings and they were huge, looked like some kind of animal, but I kind of loved them. My only comment is that the brooch at the hips is not doing anything for me.

Hailee Steinfeld in Marchesa

First of all, I thought it was so cute she helped design this dress. I heard she was wearing Marchesa before I saw her on the red carpet and I wasn’t sure if the choice would be age appropriate for her, but this is so perfect for Hailee. She looks like a little princess and I just love it. I think she’s adorable but I cannot get past the headband! If she had a cute little jeweled Jennifer Behr piece, she would be one of my best dressed picks. But that headband looks like she picked it up at Walgreens in a 3-pack on the way to the awards!

Halle Berry in Marchesa

Can you look at Halle Berry and say she looks bad? Just try to look at her and say “ew.” You can’t. She look stunning. This dress is beautiful. It looks a little disheveled at the bottom but I’m not totally hating that aspect. It’s Halle Berry. That is all you need to know.

Hillary Swank in Gucci

This one is difficult for me to judge, because I think Hillary looks beautiful, I am in love with this dress (I live for feathers) but I don’t like them together. I just don’t think a metallic beaded dress with feathers is very Hillary Swank. I would have loved this dress on someone like Anne Hathaway but it just doesn’t feel Swanky to me.

Jennifer Hudson in Atelier Versace Spring 2008 Couture

Remember when I said I don’t like red on the red carpet? Well this is orange/red. And I still don’t like it. She looks gorgeous and confident, which is always important, but I know she can do better than this. And pairing this with purple shoes? That is something I just don’t understand.

Jennifer Lawrence in Calvin Klein

As I’ve mentioned before, I normally do not like red on the red carpet (or ever…red dresses can easily look tacky). I am also not one for minimalism. When it comes to accessorizing, I live by “the more, the merrier.” But you know what? Surprisingly, I love this look. Maybe because this dress fits her PERFECTLY. Maybe because the hair and makeup is stunning. Maybe both? Just gorgeous.

Keep checking back for PART 2 coming soon!

Photos from Popsugar

Althea Harper Fall 2011 Collection

Althea Harper recently showed her Fall 2011 collection during New York Fashion Week. I absolutely loved her Spring presentation when I attended in September so I couldn’t wait to see what this Project Runway alum had in store for Fall.


Althea knows what looks good on a feminine figure and she designs her clothes based on what women want to wear. Her collection features body-hugging dresses in all sorts of lengths. Whether you want to work a mini dress for a night out  or adapt the knee-length trend seen all over the Fall 2011 runways, Althea’s collection has the dress you’re looking for. She also incorporated stylish separates that can be dressed up or down, worn night and day and can easily be incorporated into any wardrobe.

Althea was inspired by movie stars in the 40s, 50s and 60s with a Sci-Fi twist for her Fall 2011 collection. She says that the woman usually plays the victim so she designed her collection based on the empowerment of the women seen in these movies.

Check out Althea Harper’s Fall 2011 collection below.

















Want more? Watch Althea’s Fall 2011 presentation or visit her website at www.altheaharper.com


Photos courtesy of Althea Harper

Chicago in New York: Chicago Streetstyle At New York Fashion Week

My good friend Amy Creyer of Chicago Streetstyle Scene recently flew out to New York to take photos during New York Fashion Week. I could not stop stalking her photos while she was there so I definitely had to get the low-down once she returned.

Amy’s been super busy planning her event at Cynthia Rowley tonight but she was nice enough to share what I was dying to know about her NYFW experience. I promise it’s worth the read…enjoy!

Describe your overall first New York Fashion Week experience…

My first New York Fashion Week was in one word–magical. I got to snap a street style photograph of my absolute favorite celebrity stylist, Brad Goreski (formerly of the Rachel Zoe Project). I ran into him the next day and he invited me to his super-exclusive Fashion Force party inside the Lincoln Center tents at the Mercedes-Benz Star Lounge. Other attendees included Andrew Mukamal, Annabet Duvall, and Vanessa Hudgens. I also had the opportunity to work alongside a few of my favorite New York street style photographers; Eddie Newton of Mr. Newton, Phil Oh of Street Peeper, and Adam Sinding of 21eme Arrondissement. The people I had the opportunity to photograph was insane too; Lindsey Wixson, Hamish Bowles, and Iman were a few of the fashion icons I captured street style images of.

Brad Goreski

What was the highlight of your week?

The highlight of my week was attending the Independent Fashion Bloggers Evolving Influence Conference where I got to meet Proenza Schouler designer Lazaro Hernandez. He is amazing and I am more committed to their brand than ever after getting to meet them in person. Along with partner Jack McCullough, Lazaro gave the keynote speech at the conference. The designers discussed the role of blogging in fashion, how they use street style blogs for inspiration when designing, and how the first fashion blog they ever discovered was Oak Park teenager Tavi Gevinson’s Style Rookie. I had the opportunity to meet Tavi outside of the conference at Milk Studios and snapped a street style photograph of her.

Amy Creyer of Chicago Streetstyle Scene with Proenza Schouler designer Lazaro Hernandez

What was your favorite photo you took during New York Fashion Week?

My favorite photo I took during NYFW was the photograph of Iman and June Ambrose in the plaza at Lincoln Center. I love the composition, the lighting, and the movement of the subjects. I very rarely photograph kinetic motion because it’s much trickier than capturing a posed figure, so I am beyond pleased at how well this photograph turned out.

What were people’s reactions to Chicago street style? Were they surprised to see a Chicago street style photographer in NYC?

People still have misconceptions about Chicago fashion as being boring or mall-brand centered. As a Chicago street style photographer, one of my main goals is to change the way people think about Chicago fashion by publishing photographs of stylish Chicagoans on my website. It’s frustrating to have to constantly battle this stereotype, but I think we’re slowly winning the war.

Don’t forget to check out Amy’s blog www.chicagostreetstyle.com to see all of her amazing photos from New York Fashion Week and of course her snaps of stylish Chicagoans.
All photos taken from Chicago Streetstyle Scene