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!

Alexander McQueen Took Own Life

Posted in Style News on February 12th, 2010 by styltribe

After reeling from the shock of hearing that one of the fashion world’s most talented designers was found dead in his home yesterday, a report in the British Daily Mail said that McQueen ended his own life just a few days after losing his mother.   The report says he is believed to have hung himself and had been distraught recently.  Official details have not been released yet, and the Alexander McQueen store remains closed until Saturday, but mourners and have descended on the shop to show support for the family.   McQueen was a rare talent who dropped out of school at age 16 to learn tailoring on Savile Row.  When he later debuted his first collection after attending Central Saint Martins fashion school in 1994, socialite Isabella Blow bought his entire collection and launched his career as a major fashion designer.  Most in the industry considered him to be a genius who created outlandish, artistic statements and his shows were highly regarded.  The  show that was scheduled for this Thursday (for his lower priced line McQ) is now cancelled.

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…

Ugg Choo — Gesundheit!

Posted in Fashion Trends, Style News on January 18th, 2010 by styltribe

Yep, that’s right folks!  Jimmy Choo’s Tamara Mellon has agreed to design a capsule collection of Jimmy Choo for Ugg Australia boots!  She said that Uggs are the only other type of footwear found in her closet, so why not design for them?  Well, Tamara, I have to agree!  I go exclusively from high-end high heels right into the pillowy, cloud-like comfort of my Uggs all the time!  I’m really hoping that they have a real Jimmy Choo edge to them…complete with a Mad Max-esque toughness, complete with grommets, straps and spikes!  Oh glorious day!  That would be fantastiche!  Sadly, we’ll all have to wait until next October to see the goods, and from what we hear, they’re going to cost anywhere between $595 and $795 per pair.  Sigh. But just think: you can completely justify them as the most comfortable Choos you’ve ever bought!  Surely that would be worth the cost…no?

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…