You’re Invited to the Costume Institute Gala…

Posted in Celebs with Style, Style News on April 26th, 2012 by styltribe

And you won’t need a gown, or even those fab Nicholas Kirkwood heels you need to beg, borrow or steal for!  Yep, that’s right — all you’ll need is your trusty wifi connection!

Since the Costume Institute Gala has been touted as the Oscars of the fashion scene, attended by obscenely fashionable elite and celebutantes alike, it’s no wonder that the powers that be have decided to webcast the red carpet arrivals live.

And, just to be sure you won’t be watching any other tech-savvy guests with a webcam, hosts will be none other that Vogue’s own William Norwich and Elettra Wiedemann and interviews are promised from the likes of Anna Wintour and Muccia Prada.  Take that, competition!

So make a note, program your iPhone and tune in to or, and from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on May 7th.  I may just put on those Kirkwoods just for fun…see you there!

“The Aniston” Haircut for 2011

Posted in Celebs with Style, Fashion Trends on February 23rd, 2011 by styltribe

Yep, that’s right…she cut it.  She has done it once before while in the throes of Friends popularity, but somehow, this is different.  This is a new Jennifer Aniston who’s haircut can seem like a symbolic gear change for not only her signature, beachy blonde tresses which always seemed to hover perfectly at the same length, but for her view of life.  This, my friends, is not just a haircut…it’s a message.   It heralds the dawn of a new Jen.  A Jen who will not be known as Brad Pitt’s ex or that girl in the romcoms — no — this is a coming out party and Ms. Aniston is the debutante decked out in white.  Well, take notice, scenesters, because I have a feeling that we’re going to see some good things happening to our ‘friend’.  All women know that long hair is so often a security blanket and this one has been tossed to the wind.  Stay tuned, this one isn’t stuck in second gear anymore…

SAG Awards Push Snooze Button

Posted in Celebs with Style, Fashion Trends, Style News on January 31st, 2011 by styltribe

Many awards were given out at the 2011 Screen Actors’ Guild Awards last night, but, in our opinion, there was only one winner.  On the red carpet, that is.  Hidden amongst the drab and predictable gowns which sashayed down the carpet and past the photogs, only Mila Kunis managed to wow us with her firey red Alexander McQueen dress.  Firstly, because the fabric and the pattern were brilliant, secondly because the shape was perfect for her body and, perhaps most importantly – it was Alexander McQueen.  It takes a certain type of woman to don the amazing designs from that house, and it doesn’t always work, either.  Kunis pulls it off, doesn’t get fussy with the hair or jewelery, and wins our RCS Award for best dressed last night.  The King’s Speech may be nominated, but the night belonged to McQueen.

Welcome Back, Sports Fans!

Posted in Celebs with Style, Fashion Trends, Style News on January 17th, 2011 by styltribe

Yep, that’s right…the fashionista sports season has just opened up with the Golden Globe awards last night. The glamour, the glitz and the gowns all paraded over the cushy red carpet of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s big event. Having been on hiatus myself for the past few months (I’ve decided to rear a tiny Fashionista, which has taken a good chunk of my time), the beauties and the beasts were both in attendance on “the rug”. Most, sadly, took beastly honours, not because they were so heinous in nature, but mostly because they looked more like prom dresses for teens than gowns for sophisticated stars (read: Carrie Underwood in her uniform of sparkle or Jennifer Love Hewitt in an ill-fitting ruffle fiasco). There were a few standouts (thank God) and the honours go to Anne Hathaway in Armani Prive and January Jones in Versace. Anne is really starting to show her fashion grit with an open back and delicate shoulder pads, while January Jones shows, well, just about everything but makes it look gorgeous. Good on ya, girls! Now we lie in wait, licking our our chops and ready for the SAG awards’ red carpet. All of this, sportsfans, is simply fodder and preparation for le Superbowl of floor length showstoppers — the Academy Awards! I think it’s time to start a fantasy red carpet pool and start choosing our star players. It’s time to bring some shine to this dreary weather, and begin to dream in silk and stilettos…

The Kaiser Adds Model to His List of Credentials

Posted in Celebs with Style, Style News on May 28th, 2010 by styltribe

We know and love Karl Lagerfeld for his non-elitist way of looking at the world.  Yes, he was the first to design a capsule collection for H&M and now, he is modelling washing machines for the French mail-order clothing company 3-Suisses.   He not only lent his pretty face to the campaign, but shot the ads as well.

“It is so chic and pretty,” he said of the washing machine. “I would like to have one — not to wash clothes but to put in my dressing room to hold my dirty laundry.”

Well said, Karl, well said.

Oscar, Marchesa, Valentino…Oh My!

Posted in Celebs with Style, Style News on February 23rd, 2010 by styltribe

Yes, folks, it was a veritable fashion safari at the premiere of Valentine’s Day in L.A. recently.  The movie boasts a star-studded cast which only means that the movie must be as terrible as the reviews seem to say.  However, there is a silver lining on that little cloud, my friends — the dresses were fab!

We love Jessica Biel and her style, no matter where she is — promoting a new film or gliding alongside BF Justin Timberlake — but here she really swung for the fences.  This frothy red and white and chic-all-over Oscar de la Renta gown was not only a beautiful choice for her, but she gets extra points for going thematic for Vday and the film!

Flanked by Anne Hathaway in a gorgeous, although a bit too short for her very light, wintery skin, feathered Marchesa dress and Jennifer Garner looking perfect in leather and lace Valentino, the trio really made a fashion statement.

When stars dress this well for the film premieres, you know that Oscar dresses are just around the corner!

Ga-Ga Grammys

Posted in Celebs with Style, Style News on February 1st, 2010 by styltribe

Yes, we love her for the crazy things she wears (or doesn’t) in music videos, concerts and well, at the airport — but I must admit that Lady Gaga’s choice of gown for the red carpet at the Grammy awards last night left me wanting just a little bit more.  Sure, compared to all the other singing sirens in demure dresses she definitely stood out with her Jetsons-esque dress, and true, she did remember to bring her very own star as an accessory, but I suppose I was expecting more fame monster and less glazed-sugar.  Perhaps that is just the point she wanted to make — after all, don’t we just expect her to be in 80′s style workout wear adorned with sequins?  Yes, we do!  Ok, Gaga, you win.  Your ability to keep us guessing even when we expect the unexpected is a great triumph!  Plus, you get automatic points for wearing shoes with platforms like that – both on the red carpet and for your performance.  Bravo!  Oh, and nice job keeping up with Sir Elton John wearing those crystal encrusted sunglasses…

This just in: SJP to Steer Halston

Posted in Celebs with Style, Style News on January 15th, 2010 by styltribe

The rumour mill has been spinning wildly over the past few days with reports that Sarah Jessica Parker may become Creative Director for Halston.  Well, it’s been confirmed that the sexy, city girl will design for an offshoot line of the label’s called Heritage .  Don’t worry – this won’t be another Lindsay Lohan debacle, as the main line of Halston will still be designed by its regular designing mind, Marios Schwab.   I’m actually looking forward to seeing this line, though I think I already know what we’ll be getting — it is a line that is meant to revive retro looks of they eponymous label.  Let’s just hope it’s not too Studio 54…

Boots as Pants? Yay or Nay?

Posted in Celebs with Style, Fashion Trends on January 15th, 2010 by styltribe

So here’s the question of the day:  would you wear boots as bottoms?  Well, we all know that over-the-knee boots were huge this fall, and it seems that the wintery version has taken them to new heights!  These Stella McCartney boots were worn as the lower part of Blake Lively’s outfit at the You Know You Want It book party at Henri Bendel.  She paired a great white shirt and black blazer for a unique, if not risque look.  The boots are gorgeous, no doubt.  Would you wear them sans bottoms?