Elizabeth and James Spring 2013

Ever since Full House I have been a huge Olsen fan (and I owned just about every single one of their videos…on VHS). To look back at where they were and what they’re doing now just blows me away. Not many people know how to make a $34,000 backpack and design wearable, affordable clothes at the same time. That’s why I consider Mary-Kate and Ashley the design geniuses of our generation. And it was an honor to attend the Elizabeth and James presentation Wednesday afternoon.

So instead of me reminiscing about the 90s and how much I love the Olsens, let’s talk about Elizabeth and James Spring 2013.

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CyberMint Monday With WhoWhatWear

Today at 10am PST, WhoWhatWear‘s Hillary Kerr & Katherine Power will be celebrating Cyber Monday with BeachMint, the parent company to JewelMint, StyleMint, BeautyMint and ShoeMint.

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So what exactly will be going on for this CyberMint Monday? It’s a live-streaming video shopping experience that will air on Facebook featuring interviews with Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, Kate Bosworth and Rachel Bilson. You can even shop directly from the videos! Pay close attention because there will be exclusive CyberMint Monday deals streaming at the same time. Celebrity stylists Cher Coulter and Nicole Chavez will also be in the house offering style advice, along with a few other surprise guests. Be sure to RSVP here and tune in today from 10am-12pm pst.

Red Carpet Fashion: 2011 Met Gala (Part 3)

This is the last red carpet fashion post for the Met Gala. Any previous coverage has been posted in best dressed, part 1 and part 2. Hope you’ve enjoyed the fashion as much as I have!

Enjoy part 3…

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Emma Roberts in Michael Kors

I’ve really been loving Emma’s red carpet choices lately. She looks stunning in this Michael Kors gown and it fits her perfectly. However, this could have been worn to just about any red carpet event and she could have done more for the Met Gala.

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Dianna Agron in Michael Kors

I love Glee, but I find Dianna’s red carpet choices to be quite boring. She looks gorgeous and it’s a pretty dress but again, IT’S THE MET GALA PEOPLE. Time to step it up!

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Daphne Guinness in Alexander McQueen

Now THIS is someone I can always count on to make a statement. She got dressed for the Met Gala in the Barneys windows…it doesn’t get more statement-making than that. This was the perfect dress to wear when making a tribute to her good friend and late designer, Alexander McQueen.

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Dakota Fanning in Valentino

I actually think this dress is perfect for the occasion. It looks gorgeous on her, but is she not wearing ANY makeup? I mean come on…if you’re going to put the effort into wearing a gown like this, at least do something with the hair and makeup.

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Ciara in Prabal Gurung

I love this dress, especially because I appreciate some Prabal on the red carpet, but the jewelry completely ruins the look. I’m not sure if that’s one large cuff or several bracelets, either way they are completely unnecessary. If the jewelry choices were different, this may have made best dressed! (okay that and a different hair style)

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Christina Ricci in Zac Posen

I actually don’t love this dress and I can’t help but think of the movie Beetlejuice, but it is THE ultimate Met Gala gown. It’s dramatic and makes a statement yet isn’t over styled. I can go either way on this…

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Brooklyn Decker in Michael Kors

Love the dress. Indifferent about the bag. Hate the hair. However, this look would work at a more “mainstream” red carpet event (with a different hair style of course).

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Blake Lively in custom Chanel

Don’t you wish Karl was making YOU custom Chanel gowns for fancy red carpet events? I do. But I’ll let Blake have the spotlight…for now. I wouldn’t love the dress on anyone else but she looks gorgeous…doesn’t she always though?

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Beyonce in Emilio Pucci

Can she move? Can she breathe? This is when a size up would have been helpful. May have given this look an entirely different vibe but I just can’t help but think she’s going to pass out due to lack of air.

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Ashley Olsen in vintage Christian Dior

I did not like this at first but I’m really growing to love it. Again, it’s fit for an Olsen and no one else, so it works here. I think it’s great how they incorporate designer vintage into modern times and it works for them. I do think she could have done with different shoes but I’ll stop being picky.

I hope you enjoyed all my 2011 Met Gala coverage. Until next year!

Photos: Tom & LorenzoThe Cut

Celebs Gone Designers

If you follow me on Twitter, you may experience my spontaneous rants in regards to “celebrities” (notice the quotations…they’re there for a reason) turned designers. As I like to say, “just because you were on TV for 22 minutes a week for 6 weeks does not mean you have an eye for designing handbags.”

On that note, let’s move on to the celebs gone designers that are ACTUALLY WORTH CHECKING OUT. These people  have a true sense for fashion and are huge icons in the fashion world.

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Elizabeth and James by Mary-Kate and Ashley Oleson

1. Luna Dress ($265 at shopbop.com), 2. Gypsy shoes ($225 at piperlime.gap.com), 3. Swoon Woven Wedge Booties ($425 at shopbop.com), 4. Zip Back Blazer ($395 at nordstrom.com)

Elizabeth and James has been one of my favorite brands for a while now. When I made my first E&J purchase, I didn’t even know it was the Oleson twins’ line! From blazers and dresses to shoes and jewelry, Elizabeth and James covers it all…and it’s all so fabulous! For more Elizabeth and James designs, check out www.elizabethandjames.us and be sure to check out Mary-Kate and Ashley’s upscale collection, The Row at www.therow.com

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DVB by Victoria Beckham

 

A few looks from her Spring 2010 Collection

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Who doesn’t love Posh? She always always the best dressed Spice Girl :) Victoria Beckham’s line consists of eyewear, denim and and dresses. I have a pair of dVb sunglasses (green aviators with mirrored lenses to be exact) and I absolutely love them. My favorite dVb moments are Cameron Diaz at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party and Jennifer Hudson at the Grammy Awards. Want more from Victoria Beckham? Check out www.victoriabeckham.com

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L.A.M.B. by Gwen Stefani

1. Vogul Sandals ($345 at heels.com), 2. Verdu Sandals ($325 at heels.com), 3. Vail Sandals ($300 at heels.com), 4. Signature Williamsfield Bag ($240 at zappos.com), 5. Ultraviolet Rhodes Bag ($305 at zappos.com), 6. Signature Melbourne Bag ($215 at zappos.com)

Gwen Stefani has been known for her cool sense of style which encompasses lots of color and geometric prints. She has shown at New York Fashion Week (see her full collections at www.style.com) and she has an amazing collection of shoes and handbags (see my favorites above). Gwen Stefani is one of those designers that designs clothing and accessories that she wants to wear (which I always appreciate in a designer…it’s what makes their pieces different from the rest). Don’t forget to check Gwen out on the cover of this month’s InStyle Magazine.

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 What do you think of these collections? Do you have anyfavorite celebrity designer collections? If so, please share! I always love to hear your thoughts and feedback!