“If you are to buy a piece, buy a dress, at least you’re dressed” – Marc Jacobs
March 23 will mark worldwide release for the film adaptation of Suzanne Collin’s young adult novel “The Hunger Games.” However, for us fashionably driven girls, we have had our eyes on all the bits and pieces happening anywhere close to the red carpets. I must say, weather I talk of Elizabeth Banks or Jennifer Lawrence, I simply cant make up my mind as to which wore it best at the ‘The Hunger Games’ promo tour. But wait, bear with me, I can explain why!
Starting with Elizabeth Banks.
The actress wore a citrus hue opting for tangy lemon Bill Blass Spring 2012 dress. Her look here can definitely brighten up any occasion.
She matched her lovely dress with matching Judith Leiber ‘East/West’ crocodile clutch and Irene Neuwirth pearl-drop earrings.
I personally love her choice of wavy locks and simple pink shaded makeup. On this occasion I’d prefer Elizabeth’s dress over just about anybody!
I love sequins! I love floral embellishments and I with no doubt love Marc Jacobs, but I just could not love this outfit. To be fair though,the Marc Jacobs Fall 2012 collection is quite tough to wear on the red carpet, and Banks’ did choose probably the most red carpet ready piece.
She also did quite well by not letting her hair down (this dress has enough going on already!) I still feel she looks a little dull.
Elizabeth looked stunning as she wore a fully embellished Elie Saab Spring 2012 orange gown to the Berlin premiere. Embracing color as she did at the London Premiere, adding more perfection with lovely glossy waves and makeup.
I know many prefer Jennifer, but with this dress, I would pick Elizabeth any day…
OH MY VERSACE! How could we not fall in love with this look! The Color, the design, the details … she is glowing. Elizabeth, with no doubt again, looked spectacular with this Atelier Versace bright orange structured one-shoulder mini dress (don’t forget to examine all the cut-out detail and gold accents – WOW)
The Jimmy Choo wedges are a good pick as they don’t attempt to upstage the dress. The Gold jewels were a nice completion to the look. I like her half up and straight hairstyle, but i think for added sexy appeal she might have wanted to go with a pony tail.
There you have it, Elizabeth Banks and her Hunger Games Premiere looks. In my next blog i will discuss Jennifer Lawrence and then maybe along the way I could actually make a decision regarding who I believe was the Best Dressed. You can help!
- ‘The Hunger Games’ Premiere: Elizabeth Banks in Elie Saab (candybarbie.com)
- Hunger Games’ Jennifer Lawrence and Elizabeth Banks Go With Fiery Shades in Berlin (popsugar.com)
- Video: Elizabeth Banks Talks Channeling Effie For Her The Hunger Games Premiere Look! (popsugar.com)
- Elizabeth Banks Talks Channeling Effie For Her The Hunger Games Premiere Look! (5min.com)
- Hunger Games’ Elizabeth Banks on Evil Effie: “I Love Being Mean!” (eonline.com)
- The Hunger Games European Premiere (popspoken.com)
- Elizabeth Banks & Wes Bentley: ‘Hunger Games’ Premiere! (justjared.com)
- The Hunger Games: Jennifer Lawrence’s Red Carpet Looks (news.instyle.com)
Apart from the fact that Donatella Versace‘s face can sometimes scare me (too much tanning? Not to mention the hair!!), I must hand it to her when it comes to fashion and knowing exactly how to accentuate all the beauty in a woman’s body.
Rooney Mara and Kate Beckinsale were the first to pop in my head when scrolling through the collection. A dark gothic woman, so mysterious yet intriguing and sexy with a touch of Goddess-like features. The looks were inspired by brother Gianni’s final collection, “an era,” with a dark palette and edgy shapes, Donatella said she finally had “the courage” for such a line.
The collection kept screaming gladiator and crusader style to me (Anyone remembers Xena the warrior princess? which by the way I always thought was super sexy! Even the hairdo was somewhat similar) I feel it empowers woman indirectly and spells out sexy like ABC! Call it a little far fetched, there was definitely a warrior vibe to the collection, as models walked super stiff and confident like the dresses were armor and the runway was their battlefield! Go team VERSACE.
- Runway In Review (tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com)
- Milan Fashion Week (uninterruptedgirl.wordpress.com)
- Is Lindsay Lohan morphing into Donatella Versace? (mya.co.uk)
- Versace corners chainmail market (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- Versace Womenswear A/W12 (dazeddigital.com)
Ever since i could remember being into fashion, I have had a serious thing for leopard prints. It would just grab my attention whenever I am shopping. The leopard print, made famous by designer Norman Norell in the 1940s, has been a symbol of luxury and glamour for decades. Everyone from Versace and Cavalli to Dolce & Gabbana, Marc Jacobs and Matthew Williamson has somewhere along the line put their signature on this pattern. While we have seen the print go through various bright palette colors, the only print redundancy that can truly outlast seasonal trends is the classic look of the real thing. This is why i will focus on that in this blog.
As a pattern that has become a staple in the fashion world, leopard spots are hot during any time of the year, but work especially well with fall and winter outfits. When you decide to test with the leopards, the following tips can help you stay on the fab track. They are classy, sassy, but can easily jump to trashy!! Do your homework girls.
1- VARIETY & SIMPLICITY: I really encourage everyone to try it out (even though it does really go better on certain skin tones). From clothing, costumes, lingerie, shoes, hats, muffs, hair clips and jewelry, if you are up for it, Take a Walk on the Wild Side! ! Forget following the pack with leopard print EVERYTHING, look gorgeous glam, with only a splash of wild. Trust me it will do that trick.
Hilton demonstrates how busy and even cheap Leopard can look when worn all together – keep it simple and safe.
Moss wears it right: simple, sexy, superb!
2- Better Safe than Sorry: If you are unsure how to dress up your leopard piece, keep in mind, when you are in doubt its best to keep it single. You certainly can’t go wrong if you take a single animal print item, a top, bag, shoes or scarf, while the rest of your outfit is entirely a shade of black, white, brown, or beige. Try it out!
3- Refrain from matching the large prints: We all read about fashion being pro matching colors and prints. However, when it comes to animal prints, it creates a “trying too hard” look and has become a big no no. If you are going to choose a large print, choose one part of your outfit and make that wild. If your top is a leopard print, let the tights/skirt/pants be non-animal. If you are going for a dress that has the print, make sure you put on plain black or nude shoes. A touch of the same print on your footwear only works when the black, beige or white shade is the dominant color.
4- D&G Does it Right: If you want to be daring and make sure it is right, you can try Dolce and Gabbana style. Sexy and elegant is never a bad thing!Who better than the designers themselves to give us an insight?
So girls, what are your style secrets when it comes to animal print? Do you love to integrate animal prints to your outfits? Drop a comment and let me know how you wear it!
- Leopard Print Pumps/Ankle Boots: Love It or Hate It? (fabsugar.com)
- Trend Alert: Leopard Print Jackets (fabsugar.com)
- Leopard Print Shoes in 2012 (wearglobal.wordpress.com)
- leopard print rules! (nothingtowhere.com)
- Leopard Print Denim (denimdigital.wordpress.com)
- Can a Leopard Change His Spots? Vintage Leopard Print (thebestinvintage.wordpress.com)