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This is not a blog. Okay, technically it is, but the point is, we didn’t create it to dispense lofty fashion counsel from behind oversized Jackie O shades. We built it because we ultimately want to interact with a Fly Nation of fashion lovers of every stripe (or floral). So whether you’re a professional fashion personality, card-carrying fashionista, or a closet shopaholic, if there’s an insane designer you think EVERYONE should check out, a great article/blog post you want to share/rant about, or you simply need to point out how crazy amazing Ann Curry’s been looking on the Today Show lately, this is the place to blog it—or read all about it!


Stars Go Casual Just Like Us!

We see celebs on the red carpet all the time, but we often forget they are just like us! They love nothing more than to let their hair down, and dress to the beat of their own fashion drum!


So as the weather begins to get warmer and more celebs are seen hitting the pavement, let’s take a look at some of my favorite everyday looks from a few of Hollywood’s chicest!


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While there has been much speculation that Reese Witherspoon is trying to disguise a baby bump, she was recently seen leaving a restaurant in Los Angles wearing this laid-back look. Her outfit is perfect for running errands on the weekend–rolled up denims, cute flats, a light sweater, and great shades. Reese is definitely the chicest mom on the PTA committee.




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This week Nicole Richie was spotted in New York City wearing black skinny jeans, a zebra print green sweater, and the perfect accessories to pull the whole look together. Nicole Richie always manages to look super chic and her style is always easy to mimic; this is exactly what I love about this style icon!

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Minka Kelly is dressed for spring in these light wash jeans and floral blouse. When I think of spring clothing this effortless look immediately comes to my mind. Whether it’s grabbing a quick lunch with friends or just going shopping, it’s nice to see stars dressed down. It makes them actually seem normal!


Fashionista Alert: Hunger Games’ Jennifer Lawrence

The Hunger Games movie comes out this month making fans of the trilogy bate in anticipation of their favorite series’ on-screen adaptation. While the actors take part in press for the movie and make their rounds at award shows, it is hard to avoid certain cast members. Who may you ask? Well, you might think I meant the handsome Liam Helmsworth, but I was actually referring to Jennifer Lawrence!


The Hunger Games star knows how to take command of a red carpet, and makes it look effortless. So lets take a look at some of my favorite looks on Jennifer, and don’t forget to buy your ticket — I already have mine!




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Jennifer first made waves for her impeccable style at the 2011 Academy Awards. She arrived in a flattering, body hugging red Calvin Klein gown, and stole the show with this look!


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At this year’s People’s Choice Awards, Jennifer wore this blue Viktor & Rolf dress. Recently Katy Perry was also spotted wearing this ensemble at Paris Fashion Week. I will leave it up to you to decide who wore it better, but I can’t deny that Jennifer definitely worked this look. The makeup choice, her smoky blue eyes, her slicked back hairdo, and her neutral black heels perfectly compliment the dress. Everything worked together to pull one chic look!

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This month Jennifer was chosen as the April 2012 cover girl for both the U.S. and U.K. version of Glamour Magazine,and the actress looks absolutely radiant throughout the spread. In the above U.S. cover shot, Jennider is wearing a gold Elie Tahari top, and white Lucky Jeans. In her interview, the 21 year old actress, talked about the importance of eating healthy and having a good self body image–very important for young girls to have. I think it can be said that Jennifer is not only a great actress and fashionista, but role model as well!


Miranda Kerr Goes Browsing at the Chanel Show During Paris Fashion Week!

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Miranda Kerr made waves this week at Paris Fashion week at the Grand Palais in Paris, France. The wife of Orlando Bloom and mother to their young son, strutted her stuff down the runway for the Chanel ready-to-wear fall/winter 2012 show. While guests of the show admired the Chanel collection, it was Kerr (as well as the rest of the models) whose embellished eyebrows stole the show!

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The models went through a lengthy 3 hour process to have the jewels applied, and as you can see it paid off. Paired with barely there makeup, a complimentry jewled coat, red pants, and red gloves this look highlighted many of the big trends this season.














Happy Birthday Justin – A Look Back at his Style Through the Years!

Justin Bieber turns 18 today and as you can imagine, beliebers everywhere are celebrating their favorite superstar’s birthday.


Let’s commerate this occasion, (by not just wearing purple) and take a look back into some of Justin’s finest style momemts!



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First breaking onto the scene as huge YouTube sensation, the video for his hit single, “Baby” is still the most viewed video on YouTube….ever. With his stardom, Justin immediately started setting trends. His signature tresses have become fodder for both teenagers and SNL skits alike!



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In 2010, Justin and Kim Kardashian starred in a photo shoot together for Elle magazine making a ton of headlines. The photo shoot was  to be reminiscent of The Graduate (the famous movie of a older women seducing a much younger man), and as you can imagine, those with the “fever” were not too happy that Justin and his new “girlfriend” were hanging out!



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At the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards Justin arrived in style wearing a YSL suit, Mojave leopard lace up’s, and a snake? Yes, that’s a live reptile wrapped around his hand! While I love the look, next time I suggest leaving the little creature at home. This outfit highlights Justin’s growing flare for style and I can not help but love it!

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I really can’t help myself but to love these two together! I think Selena Gomez is a great fashion icon for young girls, while Justin also looks quite suave! While I would not diagnose myself with the “fever,” I think it is safe to say I do have a mild head cold, and it is not going away anytime soon! I think Bieber and his “beliebers” are here to stay! We’re going to be seeing many more “fly” moments from the crooner. So, happy 18th birthday Justin!







My 5 Best Dressed From Awards Season 2012!

With awards season over, what better way to roll up the red carpet than with a list of my favorite celeb dresses at this season’s award shows. This year we saw a lot of old Hollywood glamour mixed with some of today’s newest trends, so let’s dig in!

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5. It would be impossible to not include the ever-glamorous Carrie Underwood on a best dressed list. She gets my number five spot for this stunning number she wore to this year’s Grammy Awards. I love the low ponytail which accentuated the low back of the gown — this is head to toe (and front to back) glamour! Carrie truly shined like a star in this long sleeve Gomez-Garcia gown.



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4. Emma Stone has made it very clear that she has put her Super Bad days behind her!  Clearly born to walk the red carpet, Emma wore this beautiful two-tone Lanvin dress to the Golden Globes. What I love most about this look is the contrast between the darkness of her smoky eyes, the dark color of the gown, and her fair skin tone. I think it brings out her natural beauty. Definitely my favorite from the Globes this year!


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3. Zoe Saldana stole the show at the SAG Awards in this chic Givenchy Haute Couture gown. The all white gown was paired with Tiffany Jewlery to complete this classic look.  It is clear that Zoe has a flair for fashion and proves it again on the red carpet.


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2. Okay, so I had to put Adele on this list, but can you really blame me? The hair, the makeup, the dress, can we say perfection!  Wearing a sparkling black Giorgio Armani dress, Adele proved she has everything it takes to achieve that classic Hollywood glamour every time she hits the red carpet! Okay, enough about my love for Adele, and let’s get to the good stuff, #1!


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1. Let’s call this the “slit” heard around the world. Angelina Jolie was the talk of the Oscars in this sexy, “solo” leg revealing Atelier Versace dress. This is without a doubt the most talked about dress from awards show season, which earns its rank at #1 on my list.


Cheers to some of the best red carpet looks of the season, and to many fabulous seasons to come!


Congrats, Jennifer Aniston on Your Hollywood Star!


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Can’t believe it didn’t happen soon, but yesterday, the always beautiful Jennifer Aniston received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. I could not be happier that one of my favorite celebs received such a well deserved honor!


Jennifer’s friends and family were in attendance for the ceremony–including her boyfriend Justin Theroux. While accepting the star Jennifer spoke about how this was one of her wildest dreams, and even casually blew a kiss to Justin from the stage. This new duo seem to really be hitting it off! Wonder what their much-talked-about matching gold nameplate rings worn on their wedding fingers really mean…


In addition to the ring, Jen wore a Chanel Cruise patterned dress at the post ceremony low-key celebration at the Sunset Tower Hotel.


It is great to see such a talented and well-respected actress receive a deserved award! Love you Jen, and congratulations again!



Flash Mob at Stella McCartney Show!

Over the past few years flash mobs have been seen everywhere–from Times Square to London’s Fashion Week!


Stella McCartney Fall 2012 evening wear preview marched to its own beat! It introduced the new collection with a flash mob. The mob included both models and dancers. These performers stunned the crowd by dancing to Led Zeppelin’s Immigrant Song wearing the designer’s newest evening wear fashions.

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This is definitely something I would love to see in person. This unique way of showcasing the newest collection added a little thrill to the usual serious nature of a runway. It’s a fun way to make the show stand out and clearly it has!


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Celeb Sightings at NY Fashion Week

While catching the newest designer styles is the main focus of New York’s annual fashion week it also is prime time to see some of Hollywood’s most fashionable celebs sitting front row of some of the hottest shows of the season!


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Ashanti arrived at the Falguni & Shane Peacock runway show wearing a barley there, head turning number. The singer was seen in the first row with close friend Michelle Williams enjoying the show.


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On Valentines day Matt Damon and wife Luciana Barroso attended the Naeem Khan show. The couple, who are parents to four children together, looked as happy as ever taking in the days events on one of the most romantic days of the year!


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Stacy Keibler looked stunning in a red dress at the Marchesa show. Keibler was without beu George Clooney, but could be seen enjoying the show front row as well.


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Dakota Fanning, the latest muse of Marc Jacobs, attends the Marc Jacobs show wearing a dress by the designer. It is recently becoming more noticeable that Ms. Fanning is starting to get a flair for fashion at a young age.





Fotini Autumn/Winter 2012: Fit for an Egyptian Queen

Fotini’s Fall 2012 collection was inspired by an perfume bottle discovered in an ancient Egyptian queen’s tomb. Such a unique way to develop a collection.


What struck my eye? The exquisite ’Zoe Cape’, a stunning mallard green and bronze tip feathered cape made entirely of long draping feathers paired with a mallard green silk gown. The look is so regal. Look out red carpet…it’s coming!

Once I was finished taking in the detail of this feathered masterpiece, my eye immediatly turned to the black and silver lurex lace cocktail dress. This dress, like all the piecies in the collection was very wearable, and I could acctually picture myself wearing this to some glitzy event!



Fotini created beautiful, feminine evening wear that were elegant, chic, and fun! It was all completely wearable and stunning. Let’s see who will spot wearing the looks on the carpet.




Lindsay Lohan?





Who is that?!


That was my initial thought when I first spotted this photo of Lindsay Lohan!


Lindsay arrived at the amfAR gala at Cipriani in New York City yesterday llooking rather, um…different?


Wearing a white Tom Ford dress paired with Prada pumps, the 26 year old actress looked more like a 60 year old version of herself. It seems like things have yet to turn around for Ms. Lohan, and this is yet another recent appearance among many where she truly looks worse for the wear.


This image caused quite a stir in the office today as it is hard to believe this was actually the beautiful, naturalredhead, that once starred in numerous Disney movies, and had a budding acting career.


If her goal was to premiere a new mature look, Ms. Lohan definitely succeeded, and then some.

We send you our love Lindsay, and one quick tip: fire your stylist!


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