Emma Stone in Valentino Fall 2014 Couture
While TIFF is officially in full swing here in Toronto, over in Italy the Venice Film Festival wrapped up over the weekend. It seemed quieter than usual on the red carpets over the course of the 11-day festival, but there were still some definite sartorial highlights.
Emma Stone was red carpet perfection on opening night in a green tulle gown from Valentino’s latest couture collection, hands down our favourite look of the festival. Ashley Greene in gorgeous black Antonio Berardi gown, Constance Jablonski in a lovely floral-embroidered Alberta Ferretti number rounded out our top 3 best dressed.
Will the TIFF red carpet be able to top Venice? We’ll dutifully report back next week!
Ashley Greene in Antonio Berardi Fall 2014
Constance Jablonski in Alberta Ferretti Spring 2014
Alexandra Daddorio in Reem Acra Resort 2015
Alessandra Mastronardi in Alberta Ferretti Fall 2014
Images via Zimbio
From Chanel to Valli, we spent the last week admiring all the jaw-droppingly gorgeous designs at the Fall 2014 edition of Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week. Now with all the shows having wrapped up, we’ve gone through the incredibly difficult (yet abundantly enjoyable) task of rounding up our 25 favourite looks. Call it our red carpet wish list for the upcoming season of awards shows, movie premieres and the like, if you will.
We’re lookin’ at you, Ms. Blanchett. You too, Ms. Kruger.
Images via Vogue.it
Cate Blanchett in Valentino Pre-Fall 2014
The Cannes Film Festival and all the red carpet goodness that we were treated to for 12 glorious days has finally come to an end. Obviously that means a round-up of the best dressed moments, which this year happens to feature Blake Lively three times and Cate Blanchett twice. We would have liked to limit the repetition if not just for the sake of variety, but we have to give credit where it’s due: whether they were sporting Gucci, Valentino or Givenchy, both leading ladies’ looks were all next level.
Rounding out the rest of our top 10 list are Freida Pinto in a lovely coral Oscar de la Renta gown, Rosie Huntington-Whitely in a stunning metallic Gucci Premiere design, Chloë Moretz in ethereal Chanel couture, Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor in a dramatic Elie Saab gown, and one of our favourite models, Toni Gaarn in a silver Redemption Choppers look.
Blake Lively in Gucci Premiere
Rosie Huntington-Whitely in Gucci Premiere
Sonam Kapoor in Elie Saab Couture Spring 2014
Blake Lively in Chanel Couture Spring 2014
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Kate Hudson in Atelier Versace Spring 2014
Cue shocking confession: we didn’t watch the Oscars red carpet coverage last night, not even a minute. The shock! The horror! We weren’t missing the posse of Ryan Seacrest and company in the slightest, but we weren’t feeling quite like ourselves until we’d fully caught up on all the action via the interweb and had created a 10 best dressed list like we always do. This year, though, we took some liberties: instead of limiting the list to the Academy Awards themselves, we also considered looks from Vanity Fair and Elton John’s respective Oscar parties.
The result? Kate Hudson in a dazzling caped Atelier Versace gown won the sartorial Oscar race in our books, but Diane Kruger in lace Valentino and Karolina Kurkova and Evan Rachel Wood, both stunning in Elie Saab, took home top style honours for the evening. The rest of our list is rather predictable but well deserved: Angelina Jolie in yet another gorgeous Elie Saab, Lupita Nyong’o in powder blue Prada, Anne Hathaway in sleek Gucci, and more.
Check out our complete top 10 best dressed from Oscars night below. Did we miss any of your favourites?
Karolina Kurkova in Elie Saab Spring 2014
Evan Rachel Wood in Elie Saab Fall 2013 Couture
Diane Kruger in Valentino Spring 2014 Couture
Angelina Jolie in Elie Saab Fall 2013
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Lily of Bleed For Fashion donned a lovely bright red tulle skirt to celebrate Valentine’s Day in last week’s edition of The Canadian Street Style Lookbook, and we were enamoured. Styled to perfection, it was a very girly girl skirt tempered by a Kenzo tiger sweatshirt in the same hue.
Want to get the look? So do we, so a new skirt or two is obviously in order. Tulle, florals, lace – check out 10 of the girliest skirts on the market right now in the gallery below.
It’s been mere days since the Spring 2014 haute couture collections were unveiled in Paris, and many of the stunning looks have already made red carpet appearances. Rihanna rocked an uber-sexy gown by Alexandre Vauthier to Clive Davis’ pre-Grammy party, Lady Gaga chose a beautiful Alexis Mabille design for the 2014 MusiCares Person Of The Year event, Rita Ora donned an embellished shirt dress also by Vauthier to the Roc Nation pre-Grammy brunch, and Katy Perry sported not one but two exquisite Valentinos to the Grammy awards show.
Next stop? The BAFTAs, the Oscars, and an endless stream of entertainment industry events with ‘haute couture’ as the dress code scheduled for the coming months. We can’t say for sure what other designs from couture week will be hitting the red carpets, but we’ve rounded up 25 of the most gorgeous gowns from the Spring 2014 collections for your previewing pleasure. We can’t wait to spy the likes of Cate Blanchett, Lupita N’yongo and Jennifer Lawrence in these stunning looks.
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Beyonce in Michael Costello
The 56th Annual Grammy Awards were held in Los Angeles last night, and we were glued to our televisions from red carpet coverage to closing performance. There were plenty of highlights, on stage (Daft Punk! Pharrell!) and off, sartorial (Valentino! Gucci!) or otherwise.
Beyonce may not have taken any Grammys home, but she won the whole night by our measure, with a fierce performance to open the show and best dressed honours to boot. Queen Bey followed up the bodysuit she wore to perform “Drunk In Love” with Jay-Z with a gorgeous white gown by Project Runway alumnus Michael Costello, who we totally cheered for during Season 8. Biggest moment of his career to date, definitely.
In other, non-Bey news, Ciara and her baby bump rocked the red carpet in a very chic custom Emilio Pucci, and Katy Perry made our jaws drop in exquisite, fresh-off-the-runway Valentino couture. Our obsession with tuxedos was reignited thanks to Madonna‘s dapper Ralph Lauren getup, and Gucci Première continued to knock our socks off this awards season with a stunning metallic number donned by Taylor Swift.
That rounds out our top 5 best dressed from the 2014 Grammys. Who was on your list?
Ciara in custom Emilio Pucci
Katy Perry in Valentino Spring 2014 Couture
Madonna in Ralph Lauren Spring 2014
Taylor Swift in Gucci Première
Image Credits: Getty (via Huffington Post)
Angelina Jolie in custom Ralph & Russo at ‘World War Z’ Berlin premiere
From awards shows to film festivals to fashion fetes, 2013 has been quite a year on the red carpets. With 365 days worth of drop-dead gorgeous looks to choose from, selecting a short list of the 10 best dressed of the year actually turned out to be an easier task than we anticipated. That’s just how fabulous the 10 looks that made our list really were.
Repeat winners like Rooney Mara and Diane Kruger continued to bring their A games in 2013, making our list two years in a row. The rest of the list was rounded out by established stars like Cate Blanchett and Marion Cotillard, future hall-of-famers Jessica Chastain and Kerry Washington, newcomers like Lupita Nyongo and Shu Qui, and surprise contender Rihanna.
Are you in as much awe as we are over these 10 best dressed ladies and their stunning looks, or did we miss some of your favourites from the year?
Cate Blanchett in Balenciaga.Edition at ‘Blue Jasmine’ New York premiere
Diane Kruger in Mary Katrantzou Resort 2014 at FOX All Star Party
Jessica Chastain in custom Givenchy Couture at 2013 Cannes Film Festival
Kerry Washington in Oscar de la Renta Spring 2013 at 2013 NAACP Image Awards
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Ever since we laid eyes on Nelia of Style Blog‘s croc-embossed leather skirt, we’ve been fighting the urge to steal it from her. What’s a leather skirt or two between friends? But rather than burglarize her closet, we instead decided to focus our energies on finding a stunning leather skirt all our own…legally.
What we found was 33 gorgeous reasons not to have to deprive Nelia of hers, and we’ve been daydreaming about them ever since. Between Givenchy‘s curved hem leather pencil skirt, Cedric Charlier‘s asymmetrical sheepskin skirt, and Lover‘s lace trim leather skirt, we’re sufficiently distracted enough to leave Nelia and her skirt alone. For now.
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We here at The Backseat Stylers live for fall fashion. One of the biggest reasons? The ankle bootie. It’s by far our favourite shoe silhouette, and we were reminded of our love for them when we spied Krystin of Suburban Faux Pas (featured in last week’s edition of The Canadian Street Style Lookbook) sporting a pair of high-heeled, leopard print beauties. Now we’re digging all of ours out of the closet, but – like any good shoeaholic – are longing for a new pair to add to the fall rotation.
We searched high and low for a pair worthy of splurging on, and found ourselves head over heels in love with a whopping 20 gorgeous styles. Between the adorable, bow-adorned Christian Louboutin ‘Autonodo’, the ladylike ‘Pamla’ booties by Enzo Angiolini, and the incredibly fierce ‘Kim’ metallic lace-ups by Gucci, we’re having a rather tough time settling on just one pair…or even two. We dare you to try.