If you are a fan of reality television shows, The City and/or The Hills, you are familiar with Whitney Port. Although her claim to fame is through reality television, her personal style makes it very clear that Whitney is not at all in experienced with fashion.
Whitney, a former writer for Teen Vogue, is featured on hundreds of internet fashion blogs and forums daily. She is a well known trend setter and is known for her chic, yet bohemian look.
Whitney is notorious for pairing a short and flirty floral dress with a blazer or cardigan.
Stealing Whitney’s style is not only easy but is definitely affordable. Short and flirty floral sundresses are one of the summer’s hottest trends. Depending on your body type, you may want to go with a longer version of Whitney’s short dresses.
If you have toned legs (long or short), pulling off this style is a breeze. Even if your legs are slightly flabby, you may be successful with this dress if it is paired with heels. It is no secreat that heels are great for instantly toning up your legs.
The blazer is an easy fix. The only challenge that you may encounter would come into play if you have a long torso like myself. Most blazers made in this style are available in one standard length. If you have a longer torso, you might have to order from a store that has a line designed for tall ladies. Some stores that commonly have tall fashions are Banana Republic, Newport News, Victoria Secret, The Gap and Ann Taylor.
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If your legs are not as toned or if you are over the teeny booper stage and prefer something a little longer, you can also take a stab at this style. Simply select a dress that is a little longer and falls perhaps mid thigh. This is certainly more comfortable if you plan to do a lot of moving around…if you know what I mean. Pair a longer dress with the same boyfriend blazer and viola! We have a hit!
Get a Jump Start on Spring Fashion Trends from Victoria Beckham
We first grew to love her as a Spice Girl, Posh Spice, also known as Victoria Beckham. While she is still “posh” she has taken a new approach to things. She has traded the microphone and coreagraphed dance routines for a sketch pad and fabric swatches.
Beckham succsessfully joined the world of fashion designers May of 2009 with her “The Times Luxx” line. After much success and one other line, Victoria has ventured outside of her comfort zone.
Check out some of her newest designs here!
(images courtesy of style.com)
Hit or Miss? Rihanna and her “unique” style
Being a trendsetter is not an easy task. However, Rihanna seems to pull it off effortless time after time. Whether she is hitting the red carpet before an awards program or in the middle of a little shopping, Rihanna always puts her best stilletto forward!
Captured here at the Grammy’s Gift Suite (Images courtesy of Just Jared via Getty Images), Rihanna gives us hard core style like only she can in frayed skinny jeans and white tank. She certainly thinks out of the box when placing pieces together.
Check her out! What do you think? Is this a fashion hit or miss for the self proclaimed “Bad Girl” herself?
Socialite and Reality Tv Star, Olivia Palermo, never disappoints fashion critic with her fashion picks! If you need celebrity fashion inspiration, check out some of Olivia Palermo’s recent looks!
Secrets of Celebrity Stylists – Fashion Design Tips to Make You Look and Feel Like a Star
By Lily McCallister
Hollywood stars might look beautiful on television or in the pages of magazines, but most would be quite ordinary without their personal stylists. Celebrity stylists create a look and image for their clients, playing the part of fashion design expert, personal shopper, and even confidante. While you may not be facing the paparazzi on a daily basis, you can still look like a million bucks, thanks to these tips from top celebrity stylists.
Go for the “wow” factor. Celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe believes in the “wow’ moment, when your outfit causes gasps from the room because you look so fabulous. This can be achieved with a striking fashion piece, like a pair of patent leather thigh high boots. If you don’t think you can pull that look off, try incorporating luxurious materials like faux fur, or adding some glitz and glamour to your wardrobe, like a handbag emblazoned with sequins.
Build around the basics. Stylist Nicole Chavez, who works with Scarlett Johansson and Rachel Bilson, recommends building an outfit around a classic piece, like a great pair of jeans or a blazer, and then go from there. While your key pieces can be simpler, the accessories can be trendier.
Accentuate the positive. Showing off your assets is a good thing, but Jennifer Rade, stylist to Angelina Jolie and Pink, recommends playing up only one of your physical assets at a time. For example, if you plan on highlighting your cleavage, don’t show as much leg.
Find the right undergarments. Make sure your bra fits you properly, because if it doesn’t fit, neither will your dress. Stylist Britt Bardo, who’s worked with Jennifer Lopez and Kate Hudson, says that’s the biggest mistake women make when shopping or getting dressed. She also suggests taking photos of yourself in different outfits, so you can compare and see what looks best on you.
Know the tricks of the trade. Runway models and fashion school grads have an arsenal of secret weapons at their disposal, and the top stylists also use them for their clients. These tricks include fashion tape, which is double-stick tape that keeps plunging necklines from exposing too much; deodorant removers that get rid of unsightly white stains from little black dresses; and even control-top armbands, which prevent arm jiggle when waving to the fans.
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Best Dressed Celebrities in 2009: Michelle Obama
While her husband leads the nation, First Lady Michelle Obama is leading celebrity fashion trends with her simple yet classy look. Whether she is dressed is jeans and an argyle sweater, a sheath dress, or a ball gown, Mrs.O always puts her best foot forward.
Michelle Obama is not at all secretive about her favorite stores. Some of her favorite places to shop are:
Her favorite accessory is her “Toy Watch”, an accessory favorite that she shares with Oprah.
Check out a few of Michelle’s 2009 fashion hits below: