Sunday, February 5, 2012

The It List: 2012 SAG Awards

Love Lace

Lace, as a trend, has evolved over the past few years but has stayed mainstream among all types of well-dressed ladies, including actresses walking the red carpet.  So it's refreshing to see Michelle Williams wear the dainty fabric as a unique detail on a dress with a modern cut.  Expect the novel trend factor to wear off, but such an elegant look will always be "in."

[caption id="attachment_432" align="aligncenter" width="200" caption="Michelle Williams in Valentino and Roger Vivier shoes - Photo courtesy of Jeff Vespa/WireImage"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_438" align="aligncenter" width="200" caption="Stacy Keibler in Marchesa - Photo courtesy of Steve Granitz/WireImage"][/caption]

Off the Rack Option

The oversized lace pattern, irregular V-neck hem and full skirt on the first option and the lace back and high collar on the second choice, set these lace numbers apart from the rest.

[caption id="attachment_453" align="aligncenter" width="170" caption="JS Collections at Dillard's"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_480" align="aligncenter" width="207" caption="Body Central"][/caption]

Bold and Blue

Shades of cobalt graced the SAG Awards and is quickly becoming my favorite color of the moment.

[caption id="attachment_423" align="aligncenter" width="200" caption="Jessica Chastain in Calvin Klein Collection - Photo courtesy of Jason Merritt-Getty Images"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_416" align="aligncenter" width="200" caption="Diane Lane in David Meister - Photo courtesy of Jason Merritt-Getty Images"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_422" align="aligncenter" width="200" caption="Jane Lynch in David Meister Signature - Photo courtesy of Jason Merritt/Getty Images"][/caption]

Off the Rack Option

When selecting a cobalt dress, look for a vibrant blue that really pops, like this one:

[caption id="attachment_481" align="aligncenter" width="155" caption="Caché"][/caption]

All That Jazz

I am so excited that fashion powerhouses like Badgley Mischka, Gucci, Christian Dior, Chloé...  are reveling in the roaring 1920s!  Now we can all pretend we're living The Great Gatsby.

[caption id="attachment_467" align="aligncenter" width="208" caption="Ashlee Simpson in Jenny Packham - Photo courtesy of Getty"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_441" align="aligncenter" width="200" caption="Zoe Saldana in Givenchy Couture - Photo courtesy of Jason Merritt-/Getty Images"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_436" align="aligncenter" width="200" caption="Shailene Woodley in L’Wren Scott - Photo courtesy of Alberto E Rodriguez/Getty Images"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_415" align="aligncenter" width="200" caption="Bérénice Bejo in Ralph Lauren Collection - Photo courtesy of Jason Merritt/Getty Images"][/caption]

Off the Rack Option

While fashion from the twenties is the next big revival, there aren't many options available off the rack just yet.  I did find this blush pink gown from Caché.  Search for loose-fitting pieces with beaded embellishments and drop-waists.  Until then, try a flapper headband, like this one from BaroqueAndRoll on Etsy.

[caption id="attachment_478" align="aligncenter" width="224" caption="Caché"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_485" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="BaroqueAndRoll"][/caption]

Berry Sweet

Shades of berry were oh, so pretty on the red carpet.

[caption id="attachment_433" align="aligncenter" width="200" caption="Natalie Portman in Giambattista Valli Haute Couture - Photo courtesy of Jason Merritt/Getty Images"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_437" align="aligncenter" width="200" caption="Sofia Vergara in Marchesa with Lorraine Schwartz jewels and a Thale Blanc clutch - Photo courtesy of Jason Merritt/Getty Images"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_426" align="aligncenter" width="200" caption="Julie Bowen in Temperley London - Photo courtesy of Steve Granitz/WireImage"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_417" align="aligncenter" width="200" caption="Dianna Agron in Carolina Herrera - Photo courtesy of Alberto E Rodriguez/Getty Images"][/caption]

Off the Rack Option

[caption id="attachment_462" align="aligncenter" width="257" caption="Express Ombre Stripe Bandage Dress"][/caption]

Pretty in Pale

Gowns (and a jumpsuit) in pale colors of white, silver and other pastels did NOT pale in comparison, but rather stood out as an elegant sigh of relief.

[caption id="attachment_427" align="aligncenter" width="200" caption="Kelly Osbourne in Badgley Mischka - Photo courtesy of Frazer Harrison-Getty Images"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_435" align="aligncenter" width="200" caption="Rose Byrne in Elie Saab Haute Couture - Photo courtesy of Kyle Rover/Startraksphotocom"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_430" align="aligncenter" width="200" caption="Lea Michele in Atelier Versace with Casadei shoes - Photo courtesy of Steve Granitz/WireImage"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_424" align="aligncenter" width="200" caption="Judy Greer in Collette Dinnigan - Photo courtesy of Jason Merritt/Getty Images"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_434" align="aligncenter" width="200" caption="Octavia Spencer in Tadashi Shoji with Irene Neuwirth jewels - Photo courtesy of Jason Merritt/Getty Images"][/caption]

Off the Rack Option

[caption id="attachment_472" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Jason Wu for Target"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_482" align="aligncenter" width="275" caption="Windsor"][/caption]

Greek Goddess

We've been seeing more Grecian gowns lately, from the ladies below and also on Vanessa Hudgens at a recent movie premiere.  Who doesn't enjoy feeling like a goddess?

[caption id="attachment_440" align="aligncenter" width="200" caption="Viola Davis in Marchesa by Jason Merritt/Getty Images"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_439" align="aligncenter" width="200" caption="Tilda Swinton in Lanvin - Photo courtesty of Jason Merritt/Getty Images"][/caption]

Off the Rack Option

Grecian style, which gained popularity in 2009, is characterized by one shoulder strap, flowing fabric and draping.

[caption id="attachment_475" align="aligncenter" width="201" caption="Jennifer Lopez at Kohl's"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_477" align="aligncenter" width="224" caption="Caché"][/caption]

Cut It Out

What's sexier than upexpected peeks of skin on unusual places?  Mrs. Bacon used her cut-out dress to flaunt a family tattoo.

[caption id="attachment_429" align="aligncenter" width="200" caption="Kyra Sedgwick in Emilio Pucci - Photo courtesy of Steve Granitz/WireImage"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_414" align="aligncenter" width="200" caption="Amber Heard in Zac Posen - Photo courtesy of Steve Granitz/WireImage"][/caption]

Off the Rack Option

[caption id="attachment_479" align="aligncenter" width="194" caption="BCBGeneration at Macy's"][/caption]

White On Black

The classic white and black combo was represented with a white top and black bottom on the ladies below, as well as Kate Winslet at the Golden Globes.

[caption id="attachment_418" align="aligncenter" width="200" caption="Emilia Clarke in Chanel - Photo courtesy of Jason Merritt/Getty Images"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_431" align="aligncenter" width="200" caption="Maya Rudolph in Naeem Khan - Photo courtesy of Jeff Vespa/WireImage"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_468" align="aligncenter" width="210" caption="Paz Vega in Carolina Herrera with Bulgari clutch and jewels - Photo courtesy of Jason Merritt/Getty Images"][/caption]

Off the Rack Option

[caption id="attachment_471" align="aligncenter" width="239" caption="White House/Black Market"][/caption]

I also must mention...

Emma Stone - She does no wrong.  I adore her Victorian-inspired Alexander McQueen dress with a matching custom-made clutch.  It’s covered with the same black lace as her dress and the knuckle handle is embellished with the iconic McQueen skull and two unicorns.  I covet a McQueen clutch, but as a fan of unicorns, I especially want this masterpiece.

Lucky me found a similar clutch with an emellished knuckle handle at T.J. Maxx.  I wore it with the navy lace dress to the auto show preview.

[caption id="attachment_419" align="aligncenter" width="200" caption="Emma Stone in Alexander McQueen - Photo courtesy of Jason Merritt-Getty Images"][/caption]

Glenn Close - While I'm not sure how I feel about this sexy corset dress on Glenn Close, I would love to wear it myself.

[caption id="attachment_420" align="aligncenter" width="200" caption="Glenn Close in Zac Posen - Photo courtesy of Steve Granitz/WireImage"][/caption]