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The Glory: Elizabeth Banks in Elie Saab Couture

Elizabeth Banks at The Mockingjay premiere London in Elie Saab

Elizabeth Banks at The Mockingjay London premiere in Elie Saab

This dress is beyond beautiful and Elizabeth Banks just glows with confidence and glamour on the red carpet. This is the fantasy of fashion. The sheer art and luxury of couture. I can only imagine what she must have felt like, walking with yards of gossamer fabric floating behind her. And it’s not just the dress — it’s her in the dress. That is a moment of magic.

Here is the dress again at the Elie Saab Fall 2014 Couture show, from the front.

Elie Saab Fall 2014 Couture

Elie Saab Fall 2014 Couture

Isn’t it satisfying when a star dresses like a star?!

x Laura

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How To Wear A Lobster Dress aka The Met Gala 2012

Fashion and celebrity pictures from the 2012 Met Ball held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York last night. Every year, it seems, the bar raises to make a splashy entrance.

Best Dressed

Emma Stone in Lanvin, Met Ball

Emma Stone in Lanvin (justjared.com)

Solange Knowles in Rachel Roy, Met Ball

Solange Knowles in Rachel Roy (justjared.com)

Kristen Bell in Calvin Klein, Met Ball 2012

Kristen Bell in Calvin Klein (style.com)

Emily Blunt Met Ball 2012 in Calvin Klein

Emily Blunt in Calvin Klein (justjared.com)

Best Impression of Angelia Jolie (at the Oscars)

Anja Rubik Met Ball 2012

Anja Rubik in Anthony Vaccarello (style.com)

Cutest Matching Duo

Chris Benz with Julie Macklowe, met Ball

Chris Benz & Julie Macklowe (style.com)

Coolest Dude

Bruno Mars Met Ball 2012

Bruno Mars in Prada (style.com)

Hot Duo Alert!!

Joan Smalls and Olivier Rousteing Balmain, Met Ball 2012

Joan Smalls in Balmain and Olivier Rousteing (style.com)

And who else could wear a lobster but Anna Wintour (and nail it)

Anna Wintour in Prada, Met Ball 2012

Anna Wintour in Prada (style.com)

There are loads more pictures of the Met Ball to see. So many that blinded my eyes and made me cringe. I’m all for drama, but what the they heck was Florence Welch wearing? I didn’t like it on the McQueen runway, and I didn’t like it on the red carpet. And poor Elizabeth Banks in the Mary Katrantzou. I hate to point this out, but it was awful. Maybe removing the capelet off would have helped, but I’m not sure.

Who were your favorites and your picks for fashion gone awry?


10 Dresses That Made Me Swoon

Best Couple: Matthew McConaughey & Camilla Alves

It’s finally done. Here’s my Oscars post featuring the best dresses of the night. This year we were treated to an unusual number of dresses to ogle. There was the regular Red Carpet glamour, but it didn’t stop there. The actresses trotted out even more dresses for the show itself. I don’t remember a year where the the actresses changed so many times. It was mind-boggling. It used to be that you wore a dress on the red carpet and that’s the one you wore all evening. Not anymore. Anne Hathaway changed 7 times (can you imagine finding 7 knock-out dresses to wear in a single evening?!)  The truth is that I only liked 3 of them. I guess I’m just that hard to please.

Here are my top picks from the Red Carpet, the show and the after parties.

Red Carpet (Top 5)

Natalie Portman (photo: Getty images)
Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson in Versace (photo: Getty images)

Hailee Steinfeld

Hailee Steinfeld in Marchesa (Getty images)

Gwyneth Paltrow in Calvin Klein (photo: JustJared.buzznet)

Mila Kunis in Elie Saab (photo: JustJared.buzznet)

During the Academy Awards Show

Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway in Atelier Versace

Anne Hathaway in Armani Prive

Mandy Moore (via GoFugYourself.com)

The After-Party

Selena Gomez & Justin Bieber

That’s it — those are my picks. Love ’em or hate ’em. Feel free to leave your picks for best dressed in the comments. I know you have an opinion!

Thanks to everyone who stopped by the Live Chat on Sunday at the  BlogFrog and Glam.com Red Carpet Community. That was so much fun and we gave away some amazing prizes. A heartfelt shout out to my co-host Sally from AlreadyPretty.com. It was great to work with you this past week.

Style Inspiration: Hot Pink

Lisa Kahayon Chictopia

Lisa Kahayon via Chictopia.com

Mr. Newton street style

Photo: Mr. Newton

In the Pink

Here, there, more and more, I’m seeing hot pink turn up on some very lovely ladies. Celebrities Julianne Moore, Jennifer Lawrence and Claire Danes all walked the Red Carpet during the Golden Globes and SAG Awards in bright pink and couldn’t have looked more modern and fresh. Style innovators got in on the neon pink look during New York Fashion Week, like this chic girl (left) who paired two trends together: camel + hot pink. Double points for her!

Adding hot pink to your wardrobe mix is a great way to wake up your winter outfits and usher in spring with pitch-perfect transitional dressing. The style darlings from Chictopia.com (above and below) turn-up the color in their outfits with bright tights and a punchy skirts. The effects are out-and-out chic.

AiB at Chictopia.com

Capturing Italy in Hot Pink

Italy_Inspired at Chictopia.com

The timing is right for bold neons and it just takes a matter of gathering up a bit of courage and going for it! How can you get some neon in you life? Here are items similar to what these pretty girls are wearing.

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Also, check out Susie Bubble (of Style Bubble blog fame) in NYC with her slouchy Prada sweater over a pale blue skirt. She knows how to stand out in a crowd of fashionistas. You can see more of the gals from Chictopia.com at their personal style pages: LissaKahayon, Alienbelemont, and Inspiration In Italy.

Have a great day!

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Create an Oscar Look

I love creating Looks and Styleboards for Buckle Button Zip. I get a trend or thought in my head and like to clip and create a whole scene. Recently, I did one for Valentines Day in my Better Off Red post. I included a night-out dress, accessories and lingerie for the look and I love the way it came out. So, I thought, hey, let’s do one for the Oscars. Here’s the Red Carpet look I did via ShopStyle.

Create Your Own Look

Then I got another idea! I’m inviting you to create a Styleboard and submit it to me. I’ll post them here! Just leave the link to your board in the comments section and I’ll get it up on the blog. I use the Style Board sites ShopStyle.com and Polyvore.com to make my boards, but you can use whichever one you want. I created this Red Carpet look (above) in less than 10 minutes. I can’t wait to see what you put together for your Oscar look. I’ve seen so many creative Style Boards out there; ones way more creative than mine.

Submit Your Look

Just leave the link to your board in the comments section of this post and I’ll do the rest! Submit them by Saturday, Feb. 26th, and I’ll put them up on Sunday, just before the Oscars. I can’t wait to see what you do!