Christian Siriano Opens a Fierce New Store

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Christian Siriano, winner of Project Runway season four, finally has a place to call his own. Located on 252 Elizabeth Street in Nolita, Christian’s first store front is set to open September 5th. The next day the store will host a Fashions Night Out party! How perfect!

What can we expect to be shown in this store? Christian told WWD newspaper the main focus will be on sportswear and separates. As the brand expands, Christian hopes to design jewelry and home decor. We think Christian’s store will be FIERCE, do you?

 
 

Front Row at Christian Siriano Fall 2012

 

What’s been one of the hottest shows at Fashion Week so far? Project Runway alum Christian Siriano’s! The fierce designer unveiled his latest collection on Saturday, Feb. 11, and did so to a celeb-filled audience.

 

From Vampire Diaries starlet Nina Dobrev, to actress Mena Suvari, they were just some of the famous faces that checked out Christian’s fabulous new pieces.

 
 

Grammys 2012: Best Dressed Top 10

Tonight’s Best Dressed were not the usual suspects. With Beyonce on Mommy duty and Kanye West not in attendance, there was room for newcomers and unexpected divas to get the attention they deserve. But before I jump into the list, I have to single out some of the “whoa, huh, what?” moments.

 

As usual there was a lot going on in terms of fashion at the Grammys. Nicki Minaj hit the red carpet shrouded in a voluminous, hooded crimson get-up embroidered with what looked like the Versace crest. Her date? An impersonator of the Pope. Meanwhile, Fergie, who picked up a Grammy for co-writing Kanye and Rihanna’s hit “All of the Lights” showed up in black underwear covered by a completely see-through lace dress by Jean Paul Gaultier. I think nude underwear or even undies the same color of the lace would have been way more appropriate, or how about a slip? We did not need to know Fergie wears granny panties.

 

In terms of trends, three-quarter sleeves, and embroidery/embellishment were huge, gladiator-reference jewelry too with Alicia Keys and Gwyneth Paltrow rocking a heavy gold neck plate and belt, respectively. And now, without further adieu, here are my Top 10 Faves. As always, let me know who I left off the list.

 

1. ADELE

Going into the telecast with six nominations, Adele is the bride of the night, and every bride looks gorgeous on her wedding day, no matter what she wears. From the thick tumble of curls framing her face to the slash of red lipstick to her glittering three-quarter-sleeved custom Giorgio Armani gown, she has never looked better. What’s even cooler about the look is that it remains true to her trademark penchant for retro black dresses. It would seem hard to keep such a classic look fresh, but she pulled it off.

Adele on the 2012 GRAMMY Awards Red Carpet - FlyandMighty.com

Adele looks magnificent in this glittering, three quarter-sleeved black maxi gown


 
2. TAYLOR SWIFT

 

Taylor Swift tops my list just for ditching her usual Shirley Temple ringlets and princess dress. With her hair swept up and away from her beautiful face, her high-collared embroidered Zuhair Murad gown looks even more stunning on her.

Taylor Swift on the 2012 GRAMMY Awards red carpet - FlyandMighty.com

Taylor Swift in a departure from her usual Shirley Temple ringlets & princess dress


 
3. KELLY OSBOURNE

 

Perhaps she just doesn’t want to hear it from E! Fashion Police co-host Joan Rivers, but this Red Carpet season Kelly Osbourne is 3 for 3. From the sharp-shouldered Zac Posen stunner she wore to the Golden Globes to the elegant white Badgley Misckha gown she donned for the SAGs to tonight’s sparkling one-shoulder gown by Tony Ward, she keeps getting better and better.

Kelly Osbourne at the 2012 GRAMMY Awards - FlyandMighty.com

Kelly Osbourne keeps topping herself this awards season

 

4. PARIS HILTON

 

This Basil Soda gown was made for Paris Hilton! The cap-sleeves show off her long, toned arms, and the elongated mermaid really silhouette flatters her shape. Who knew Paris Hilton had a little Sofia Vergara going on?

Paris Hilton in a Basil Soda gown on the 2012 GRAMMY Awards Red Carpet - FlyandMighty.com

Paris Hilton in a Basil Soda gown


 
5. CORINNE BAILEY RAE

 

Corinne’s Christian Siriano dress perfectly evokes the spunk of the Grammy Awards.

Corinne Bailey Rae on the 2012 GRAMMY Awards Red Carpet - FlyandMighty.com

Corinne Bailey Rae in Christian Siriano

 

6. GWYNETH PALTROW

 

Between her slicked back ponytail and the cut-out detail of her Stella McCartney gown, this is one of my fave looks on Gwyneth. Ever!

Gwyneth Paltrow at the 2012 GRAMMY Awards - FlyandMighty.com

Gwyneth Paltrow backstage at the Grammys

 

7. LEDISI

 

The Best R&B Album nominee hit the awards show in a gorgeous sequin gown with herringbone detail.

Ledisi on the 2012 GRAMMY Awards Red Carpet - FlyandMighty.com

Love herringbone detail on Ledisi's dress

 

8. RIHANNA

 

For tonight’s live telecast, Rihanna let go of the red and returned to blonde, channelling Michelle Pfeiffer’s Scarface character Elvira Hancock in this gown she co-designed with Giorgio Armani. “We’ve been working together a long time, he trusts me now [sic],” Rihanna told Ryan Seacrest on E!’s pre-show. The gold cuff and clutch perfectly accessorize the look.

Rihanna hit the Grammy Red Carpet in Armani

Rihanna says she was going for "Elvira Hancock"'s look in this "gangsta" Armani gown

 

9. KATY PERRY

 

This embroidered Elie Saab dress could have felt bridesmaid-y because of the bow and color, but with the blue updo, Katy Perry is rocking.

Katy Perry in Elie Saab on the 2012 GRAMMY Awards Red Carpet - FlyandMighty.com

Katy Perry in blue Elie Saab with matching updo

 

10. MARSHA AMBROSIUS

 

Between her embroidered silver mini with matching metal pumps, and her curly red bob which matches her manicure, Ambrosius looks more than ready for her close-up.

Marsha Ambrosius on the 2012 GRAMMY Awards Red Carpet - FlyandMighty.com

Grammy nominee Marsha Ambrosius

 

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Christian Siriano On 20/20: Dishes On Dressing Lady Gaga For Her First Live TV Appearance In Less Than 24 hours


Once again, Christian Siriano delivers the goods — via Twitter. He released a teaser of his 20/20 interview where he dishes on how he created, in less than 24 hours, a “sculptural, dark and edgy” piece for Lady Gaga’s first live TV appearance on the Today Show due to a chance meeting the night before. At the time Gaga was relatively unknown and Siriano was riding high from his Project Runway days.
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Fall 2011: Christian Siriano

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As my first show of the season, I was eagerly awaiting a a delectable follow-up to Siriano’s highly orgasmic Spring 2011 collection, however, like many of us on date nights across America, I was severely let down.
The show opened up with an almost all black cast of tweed, wool, chiffon and leather — double breasted jackets paired with sheer ankle length asymmetrical skirts, ’70s-style flare-leg, mile long wool pants (which were rather swanky) paired with knit, fitted turtlenecks and oversized collar jackets. Highlights of this very New York fashionista part of the collection included statement tops of silk overlayed with patent leather leaves and silk crepe sheath dresses with leather underskirts.
Frankly, this is where the collection should have stopped. After this sleepy uninspiring, but acceptable part of the show the color palette opened up to include a questionable dusty rose and military green, which were tricked out into a mix of Red Carpet gowns, cocktail dresses and skirts made from chiffon, organza and tulle. Design highlights included his signature tiered ruffles (floating like cream puffs along hemlines), floral appliques (wilting on bust-lines), and figure flattering, easy-to-wear draping.
It’s key to note that several of those lucky enough to be closer to the runway said the shoes were amazing (though the three different models who tripped probably don’t think so), and celeb “it” girls Gabrielle Union and Mena Suvari looked radiant.
Despite a less than stellar performance, I’m still very much a Christian Siriano fan and frankly this season made me realize just how young this talented star is and I look forward to joining him on his design journey.

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[photo by Frazer Harrison, courtesy of Getty Images]

 
 

Emily Blunt’s Wearing Christian Siriano on Men’s Health Cover

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Christian Siriano continues to do us proud — and a body good. Emily Blunt looks smokes in the designer’s one shoulder stunner on the cover of Men’s Health Mag’s Style Issue.
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Nicki Minaj Wore Spring 2011 Christian Siriano on Saturday Night Live

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Did you see?? Nicki Minaj performed her hit single “Right Thru Me” wearing a frothy confection from Christian Siriano’s Spring 2011 collection with hair to match.
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Christian Siriano Gave Rihanna a “Little Push” To Experiment With Color

Rihanna_wears_Christian_Siriano_dress_Bluefly_blog_Flypaper.jpgThe peach Christian Siriano dress Mad Men‘s Christina Hendricks wore to last year’s Golden Globes was panned by many, but the designer shrugged off the critique saying “I loved it, she loved it, she looked amazing.” The Project Runway alum thought Rihanna looked “amazing” in his design too, suggesting the look might have inspired her to leave behind the dark looks she had been rocking. Siriano told CocoPerez, “It was a blue oceanic print with this huge side flounce. It was very different for her because it was very colorful and very fun…[She's been] doing that a lot more now. This was kind of a little push, I think.”
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