This is a wonderful outfit choice for Katy. It’s nice to see her not trying so hard, and wearing something that totally works for her image. This Pucci dress is classic in its silhouette, yet still has a bit of the whack factor. And I LOVE the blue hair. Not that I ever really would have the balls to go through with dyeing my hair, but if I did, I’d take her picture to the salon!
Simple and cute. Maybe could have added some interesting jewelry to up the ante here, but still cute all the same.
Abigail, no, no, no, Sweetie! I’m wondering, in what world does she think it’s a good idea to disguise herself as a 47 year old pro bono lawyer? This is ALL wrong for Abigail and it’s a real shame, because she is at such a ripe age; she should be having fun with fashion! But instead of exploring her options, it appears she hired some nut stylist who thought this mess was a good idea. Note to Abigail: get a new wardrobe team!
Nicely done! Here we have Charlize strutting her (totally bodacious!) stuff in a sleek and modern version of the lbd. This dress enhances her amazing womanly curves and has pounding the pavement like she owns it! My personal favorite part is the turtleneck- it keeps things fresh and gives a fun spin on the traditional little black dress. The strappy shoes and classic oval cat-eyed sunglasses finish this haute look off with perfection.
Looking ever so prim and proper (as usual), Taylor Swift shows us that yellow is definitely her color (not than any color wouldn’t look stunning on this girl). I’m loving the loose fit of this free-flowing trench in mustard; it’s an excellent nod to menswear, but feels totally feminine worn by Taylor. The dress is nothing to freak out over, but it does a good job of keeping your eye flowing throughout the whole look. The slipper trend, I honestly somewhat loathed for quite sometime, but recently I’ve noticed myself taking a liking to them. Taylor makes them look subtle, yet perfectly sweet. The pearl necklace is a bit too granny for me, but it is the angelic Taylor Swift we’re talking about here. And the bold red lips and guitar case are the perfect accessories!
Rihanna is smoking! The first thing about this look that catches my eye is the super cute two-tone shoes, they rock! And I positively love the suited getup. She is the perfect girl for wearing menswear inspired looks. Being as ridiculously sexy as Rihanna is, stepping into androgynous territory is seriously hot. The printed pants are adorable and the grey tweed blazer tops off the whole look. And let’s not forget the smug look on her face she often wears when off duty and among the people. The girl looks uber hot and she knows it. You couldn’t touch that fierce poise with a ten foot pole!
I had a feeling they were on their way back, and from the looks of Pre-Fall 2012, I can definitely say (with some enthusiasm!) that peplums are having a moment.
Leather AND Peplum? Yes Please!
The brave Peplum has been around since the Greeks starting dressing themselves instead of running around naked, but mid-century, we saw a sure rebirth of the flounced strip of fabric attached at the waistline which adds a little sass to any outfit.
Here’s a helpful timeline of the peplum’s evolution in the 20th century…
Thanks to Christian Dior and his support in “The New Deal,” the Peplum found a sure place in American Fashion in 1947.
Especially loving Liv Tyler in Stella Mccartney and Emma Stone in Giambattista Valli!
From Spring 2011, Jill Sander brought us…
And American Vogue featured a whole story dedicated entirely to peplum detailed ensembles. Fabulous Fashion Editor Camilla Nickerson and Photographer Craig McDean brought the trend to life.
Then just for kicks, here are a few Peplum adorned ensembles from back in the day.
Wonder when us Americans began copying the always chic Parisians? Though are we to blame? The French have always seemed to be a step ahead or two.
Loving this trend! Pringle Of Scotland maybe my favorite thus far…
The past few seasons, the use of leather seems to have made itself quite comfortable in RTW collections and this Pre-fall 2012 is no exception.
Designers’ ability to take such a severe material and turn into something rather quaint deserves a round of applause in my book!