Episode 9: How To Look Cool Forever With Andrea Linett

What happens when your resume consists of co-founding Lucky Magazine, being the first ever creative director at eBay fashion, and the title of VP Global Creative Director at Michael Kors? You make for quite the guest on Fashion Friends. So let’s get to know the woman behind it all — Andrea Linett.

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The Bodysuit

As I’m sure you’ve heard by now, Donna Karan has said peace out to her namesake brand. And it looks like what we know as Donna Karan Collection will be peacing out as well. Before we say our final farewells, this seemed like a perfect time to dedicate a post to something Donna did so well and really pioneered the way for — let’s talk about the bodysuit.

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Met Gala Fashion: Almost Punk

So we already know who completely missed the punk memo last night, but we have to discuss those who tried…but failed. Not saying all of these ladies are on the worst dressed list, but their attempt at punk was so close…yet so far.

 photo BeyonceKnowlesinGivenchybyRiccardoTisci.jpg Beyonce in Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci

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Red Carpet Fashion: Art Of Elysium Gala

Although not an awards show, the Art of Elysium Gala brings out many A-list celebs and just as fabulous dresses. As always though, not all of the looks were a hit so let’s take a gander at the red carpet arrivals from the 2012 Art of Elysium Gala.

Photobucket Rachel Bilson in Chanel

When I see this dress I immediately think of Elle Fanning but Rachel really pulls this off (but seriously…what can’t she pull off?)

Photobucket Molly Sims in Marchesa

When it comes to these types of gowns, it’s easy to go too literal with the whole “Grecian” theme so I’m not a huge fan of the braid. However, I always like to give the pregnant ladies a break when it comes to the red carpet and Molly looks stunning.

Photobucket Minky Kelly in Oscar de la Renta

A bright gown done right…I love everything about this! We’ll be seeing lots more yellow on the red carpet this season. You wait and see…

Photobucket Kirsten Dunst in Valentino

Too conservative for my taste. This needs to be on Florence Welch.

Photobucket Kelly Osbourne in Guishem

I love her but her red carpet choices are either a huge hit or absolutely terrible. This one is on the terrible side. Drab colors, unflattering bodice and I still can’t get over the hair.

Photobucket Julianne Hough in KaufmanFranco

Always a bore on the red carpet. Always.

Photobucket January Jones in Chanel

I can’t tell if this would be really great with better shoes, or still just so-so. As is…not a fan. Love the sleeves though.

Photobucket Jamie King in Valentino

This is similar to my commentary about Molly Sims in Marchesa, except replace “Grecian” with “Renaissance” and there’s no forgiveness because she’s not pregnant.

Photobucket Camilla Belle in Carolina Herrera

I don’t love this dress but Camilla still looks fierce. Remember what I said about yellow this season?

Photobucket Brittany Snow in Catherine Deane

I like the unexpected pairing of the green earrings with the coral dress. She looks cute, but the dress seems a little long (which is much more obvious on a petite girl like her).

Photobucket Amber Heard in Donna Karan

The whole bombshell look  is so not my thing but WOW…this is “bombshell” done right. The dress fits perfectly, the hair is amazing, I love the red lipstick…and the girl knows how to pose on the red carpet!

Who had your favorite look of the night? Let me know in the comments section below.

Photos: Glamour,Tom & Lorenzo

Red Carpet Fashion: 2011 Emmy Awards (Part 3)

I promise I’ll leave you alone with Emmys red carpet fashion after this! Be sure to check out part 1 and part 2 of my red carpet commentary and let me know who your best and worst dressed picks in the comments section below!

PhotobucketCobie Smulers in Alberta Ferretti

Although a very standard Alberta Ferretti awards show dress (mostly with regards to the silhouette), it’s beautiful on Cobie and it was really refreshing to see this color on the red carpet.

PhotobucketClaire Danes in Oscar de la Renta

How many times can we see this woman wear a strapless tube gown? She needs to try a different silhouette. Love the dress (but not on her). Not dying over the hair. Hating the makeup.

PhotobucketChristina Hendricks in Johanna Johnson

I’m just going to say what we’re all thinking…it’s time for a reduction. I feel bad but nothing EVER works for her when it comes to red carpet dresses. It looks like her boobs are trying to escape!

PhotobucketCat Deeley in Monique Lhuillier

Pretty. Standard. And pretty standard for Monique Lhuillier.

PhotobucketHeidi Klum in Christian Siriano

I think it’s great Heidi wore a former Project Runway designer’s dress for the Emmys. This dress is VERY Christian Siriano and I really love it on Heidi. It’s out there but I always appreciate a risk. I would have gone with a different shoe but now I’m just getting picky.


Sofia Vergara in Vera Wang

I like how she did something a little less boobalicious for the Emmys but I’m just not feeling it. The color is great but I’m never a fan of one shoulder dresses and the knotted gathering by the knees seems unnecessary. Also thinking the earrings are just a bit much. And a word of advice…nail your red carpet looks before you launch a clothing line (even if it is for Kmart).

PhotobucketSarah Hyland in Christian Siriano

I thought it was cute she collaborated with Christian on this dress. As I mentioned, I don’t love one shoulder dresses but this looks really great on her and it’s perfectly age appropriate (but I could have definitely done without that bracelet!)

PhotobucketNina Dobrev in Donna Karan

Like I’ve said many times, I am not a fan of red dresses (which sucks for me because it seemed like everyone and their mother was wearing red last night). But Nina was the first to be interviewed on the E! red carpet and my jaw just dropped. It goes to show that fit is EVERYTHING. I also love the ruffles at the bottom. She OWNED this look.

PhotobucketMinka Kelly in Dior

Is it just me or is she identical to Leighton Meester? Anyway, she looks great in the dress. It’s not my absolute favorite of the night but we’ve definitely seen worse. However I do like the lace detail and I appreciate when black and navy is done right.

Until the next red carpet event!

Photos: E! Online, Hollywood Reporter, People