After Parties Are Where It’s At

Typically, I only do a couple of red carpet posts when it comes to the Oscars (which if you haven’t checked it out yet, parts one and two are waiting for you) but because this year was pretty disappointing, I thought I’d take a look at the after party dresses. And good thing I did because they are a million times better than what most people wore to the actual ceremony. Whether it’s Elton John’s or Vanity Fair, there’s a ton of parties that go on after the Oscars and thankfully this year, celebs really brought it. Well, most of them…

Photobucket Natalie Portman in Dior
Best Dressed Pick

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Red Carpet Fashion: 2012 CFDA Awards (Part 1)

Last night was the annual CFDA Awards. With the Met Ball being like the Oscars of fashion, I’d say this is more like the SAG Awards or the Golden Globes…it’s a big deal but nothing beats the Academy, ya know?

Unfortunately, I was not all that impressed with the looks this year. With a crowd of designers, models and muses I expected way more from these people. It is the Council of FASHION Designers of America…so step up the fashion, please.

PhotobucketZosia Mamet in Cynthia Rowley, with the designer

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Red Carpet Fashion: 2012 Met Gala (Part 2)

Want even more Met Gala fashion? I hope so (because I spent a lot of time on these posts) so if you’re all caught up with part 1 here we go with part 2!

PhotobucketLily Collins in Valentino

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Prabal Gurung Fall 2012: Return Of The Blue Pants

Although Prabal Gurung showed his Fall 2012 collection nearly 3 weeks ago, this was one I couldn’t help but dedicate a full post to (save the best for last right?) Plus, Kate Bosworth killed at at the Oscars Vanity Fair after party in Prabal’s newest collection the other night…so this is well deserved.

While most designers started their Fall ’12 shows with all white looks, Prabal did the complete opposite with striking models in black. I tend to look at black as boring, however this was FAR from. These looks had the intricate detailing that Prabal is known for and made me just as excited as when I first laid eyes on those melting purple pants. The prints and sheer cut outs seen in his Spring 2012 collection  carried over for Fall but this time Prabal showed more gold and deep blue as opposed to turquoise and purple.

My favorite part about this collection was the return of the blue pants (updated and modified of course). I first fell in love with Prabal after seeing his Spring 2010 collection, specifically these blue pants. Something about them intrigued me and I’ve been a huge Prabal fan ever since. It’s been amazing to see how he’s evolved as a designer and I always look forward to what he’s going to wow us with season after season.

I could ramble for hours about how amazing this collection is (and how much I love the makeup), but you’d probably get sick of me obsessing over Prabal so instead just take a look at some photos…

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Photos via Style.com

September JewelMint Discount

Last month I shared with you a special JewelMint discount, which by the way I used towards my very first JewelMint purchase…

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So now I am happy to share with you a NEW JewelMint discount that you can use the entire month of September! If you’re not a member of JewelMint yet you can join here, then enter code chicago883 when you check out for 50% off your order.

Tweet me @ChiCityFashion and let me know what you get. Happy shopping!