What She Should Have Worn: Olga Kurylenko

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Olga Kurylenko has become something of a fashion darling over the last few years, people can’t wait to see what she’s going to wear next and some of the biggest names in fashion are vying to dress her. But that’s naturally what happens when someone has great style, and Olga is no exception, this French beauty has been seen in everything from a yellow gown covered in flower petals to a Valentino confection made of black leather and lace. But like all those who like to take style chances, sometimes they get it wrong. During Paris Fashion Week, Olga attended the Jean-Paul Gaultier show in a navy blue tulle skirt, black jacket, and black pumps. While the dark colors were beautiful against Olga’s dark hair and porcelain skin, there was just too much going on, and Olga seemed to get lost in the outfit. The skirt was a little too long, and the jacket looked like it may have been a size or two too big, completely overwhelming her gorgeous figure. Olga would have been better off choosing a shorter hem that would have shown off her amazing legs, and a cropped jacket with shorter sleeves that would have elongated her, making her appear taller. The part that Olga did get right were her black pumps and blue pendant necklace, they complete the look without making it look overdone.

Written by: Audrey Bonfig who received her B.A. in English and French from The Ohio State University in 2012 and is currently pursuing her M.S. in journalism at Ohio University. Her dream job is to be a writer for a fashion magazine, eventually working her way up to editor. When not keeping up-do-date on the latest trends, she enjoys Victorian novels, Tudor history, and Asian horror films.  She describes her personal style as “classic,” but always with a little bit of irony thrown in to keep things interesting! You can follow Audrey’s blog, “The Renaissance Chick.”

Stylish Celebrity Mothers and Daughters

In honor of Mother’s Day, why not honor some of the great mothers-daughter duos who have significantly influenced the world of style? Just like their great genes, it’s fun to see the how these celebrity mothers have passed their styles down to their equally famous daughters.

Jane Birkin and Charlotte Gainsbourg

Jane Birkin and Charlotte Gainsbourg

As far as mothers and daughters go, you won’t find a duo who epitomize urban-European style more than Jane Birkin and Charlotte Gainsbourg. There’s just an easy, no-fuss style about the way these two dress, and being able to look like you didn’t put any effort into an outfit at all when you actually did is something that few people truly master, if ever.

Back in the 60s, Jane Birkin was the doe-eyed, leggy British actress who was known for her love of basic clothes and wicker baskets. These days, you won’t see her toting baskets as purses anymore, but her love of basics still remains. Jane is usually caught wearing casual trousers, a simple t-shirt or sweater, and often a pair of comfy shoes such as ballet flats or even sneakers. To achieve Jane’s comfy-chic look start with a simple pair of pants and a slouchy sweater; these tan pants are a little more interesting than jeans, and the slouchiness of the sweater balances out the tapered leg of the pants.  To help keep the look from going too casual, throw on a pair of converse sneakers and a scarf to amp up the chic factor. Lastly, as a nod to 1960s Jane, throw a straw bag over your shoulder to channel her famous wicker basket.

While Jane was known for her casual-chic style, she was also equally known for her affair with French singer Serge Gainsbourg, which lasted for thirteen years. Their union produced Charlotte Gainsbourg, who has become a famous singer and actress in her own right. Like her mother, Charlotte has developed a style “uniform” of sorts, which usually consists of jeans, ankle boots, a simple shirt, and a cool jacket such as a structured blazer or a leather motorcycle jacket. Charlotte herself has commented on her go-to style, admitting that she’ll wear the same shirt or sweater over and over again “until it’s smelly.” Her urban-chic style along with her no-fuss, windswept hair makes her one of the most stylish celebrities in Hollywood.

To channel Ms. Gainsbourg, start with a pair of jeans, preferably distressed and little on the baggy side; add a t-shirt or sweater, and top it all off with a cool leather jacket. Lastly, throw on a pair of ankle boots and you’ll look like you’re ready to strut your stuff on the streets of Paris. Très chic!

Lisa Bonet and Zoe Kravitz

Lisa Bonet and Zoe Kravitz

When you’re mom’s Lisa Bonet, your dad’s Lenny Kravtiz, and your step-dad’s Khal Drogo (Lisa Bonet is married to Game of Thrones star Jason Momoa), cool style is in your genes. Zoe Kravitz has taken the fashion world by storm in the past few years, with a style that’s a unique blend of rock-and-roll and bohemian, a nod to her famous parents.

But we wouldn’t even have Zoe’s amazing style to drool over if it wasn’t for her mom, Lisa Bonet. Lisa shot to fame playing free-spirited Denise Huxtable on The Cosby Show, where she was known for her ever-fluctuating hair styles and clothing. Lisa is still a free-spirit today, but has found a style that’s all her own. Lisa’s look is very bohemian, with lots of loose-fitting boyfriend jeans, drapey sweaters, and floppy hats. To look like Ms. Bonet, start off with a pair of very distressed boyfriend jeans that are a size or two too big, the baggier the better. Next, to balance out how baggy the jeans are on the bottom, pair it with a tighter-fitting tank on top. To finish off the look, throw on a flowy sweater, strappy flat sandals, and an awesome floppy hat. Now all you need is your own Khal Drogo to go with it!

Like her mom, Zoe Kravitz favors bohemian styles as well, but she often throws in rock influences to create her own look. It’s interesting how Zoe seems to have taken bits of pieces from her parents’ styles to create her own personal look. Just like her style, Zoe’s also proving that she doesn’t need to rely on her famous parents to forge a career for herself, she’s been the face of two Vera Wang fragrances and recently starred in the sci-fi thriller Divergent with Shailene Woodley.

To get Zoe’s boho-rock look, start with a pair of skinny jeans, black pumps, and a bright red bag; these are the ‘rock’ elements of the look. To bring the boho into it, add a relaxed knotted t-shirt and a great hat (this bowler hat is awesome, but any hat you want to add will do!). The combination of these two different styles makes for a unique look, which will be sure to make you stand out in any crowd.

Carine and Julia Roitfeld

Carine and Julia Roitfeld

The name Roitfeld is synonymous with fashion royalty; Carine is the former editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris and current editor-in-chief of CR Fashion Book, and her daughter Julia is a model, lingerie designer, and consultant for designers such as Peter Som, Zac Posen, and Jean-Paul Gaultier. It’s safe to say that fashion runs in their blood.

When asked about her personal style, Carine said that for every-day she usually sticks to the same style formula, a pencil skirt on the bottom and something form-fitting on the top. While this look might be boring on some, on Carine it’s anything but. Carine often picks pencil skirts with interesting patterns and textures, and her tops have featured everything from big bell sleeves to fur. To channel your inner French editor-in-chief, start with a pencil skirt with interesting detailing, such as this gold lace one. Next, pick a top that won’t compete with the skirt, but still has an edge to it, such as this form-fitting leather jacket. Finally, add some eye-catching accessories, such as these bright pumps and geometric bag. This look is fashionable yet serious, perfect for the woman who wants to look stylish at work!

While Carine chooses classic styles that make her look work-ready and serious, her daughter Julia often chooses classic styles that showcase her gorgeous bombshell figure. Julia has curves and she likes to flaunt them, she says she often picks shapes that hearken back to the 1950s, when voluptuous figures were admired and desired by many. But, like her mother, Julia often adds accessories to her looks that take an otherwise safe outfit to the next level. To get Julia’s sexy-classy look, start with a classic staple: the little black dress. The waist-cinching belt and v-neck of this black dress look amazing on feminine curves, and help to create the allusion of more shape for girls on the thinner side. But to take the dress from safe to fashion-forward, add some great accessories like this quilted leather jacket and leopard print pumps. This look is the great for the classic dresser who doesn’t want to look too tasteful.

Sometimes we may laugh at our mothers or give them the occasional eye-roll if they annoy us, but these mother-daughter duos show that our mothers can show us a thing or two about life, even how to have great style!

Written by: Audrey Bonfig who received her B.A. in English and French from The Ohio State University in 2012 and is currently pursuing her M.S. in journalism at Ohio University. Her dream job is to be a writer for a fashion magazine, eventually working her way up to editor. When not keeping up-do-date on the latest trends, she enjoys Victorian novels, Tudor history, and Asian horror films.  She describes her personal style as “classic,” but always with a little bit of irony thrown in to keep things interesting! You can follow Audrey’s blog, “The Renaissance Chick.”

Grammy Awards 2014 Best Dressed

The stars are out again! This time walking the marvelous red carpet of the 56th anniversary of the Grammy’s. Deep V-necklines, Gold metallic tones and sheer are definitely in during this award season. We’ve put together our own award and have given The Best Dress Award to the following beautiful ladies.

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Taylor Swift leaves us with our mouth open again! Stepping away from her usual flowing looks Taylor rocked the red carpet with this metallic gold dress by Gucci. The dress, fitting her figure seamlessly, added notes of sophistication and maturity. Shall we say “Flawless!”- U Blush Magazine Winner of Best Dressed Grammys 2014

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Anna Kendrick’s glamorous dress by Azzaro, was revealing but elegant, with a leg seam cut, and a deep V-neckline, accompanied with an embellished top!

Paris Front and Back

Paris Hilton definitely turned some heads tonight! Wearing a white sheer dress by the House of Milani. Paris showed us that it is possible to have “The best of both worlds”  The front of the grown looks like a classic turtle neck design, while the back give a sheer hint of Hilton’s haute curves.

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Colbie Caillat in a romantic Ezra Santos  couture gown is the perfect combination of sexy and elegance! The 28 year old singer was nominated for Best Song Written for Visual Media for her song “We Both Know” with Gavin DeGraw.

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Christine Teigen looked marvelous in her Johanna Johnson gown. The gorgeous metallic gold gown With the deep V-neckline and the leg seam cut looked as if was made just for her!

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The E! News host Giuliana Rancic in Alex Perry’s Orange-Red gown looked simply stunning.

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Last but not least, looking fierce as always was our dear Queen B. Beyonce looked beautiful in the white sheer gown with white flower patterns by Michael Costello!

Written by: Christy Baez Ghandi said that “Whatever you do in life will be insignificant, however it is very important that you do it.” I enjoy long walks in the park on a windy day and the company of a good book every now and then. My only wish is to help those who are in need, even if it’s just putting a smile on a strangers face. I’m a lover of photography and fashion. I’m an undergraduate of the Art Institute of NYC majoring in Fashion Merchandising and Marketing. I’m a dreamer roaming the streets of life in new york city but at the end of the day I’m a 20 year old girl who is trying to conquer the world one step at the time while writing her story in between the lines.

SAG Awards 2014 Best Dressed

This year’s Sceen Action Guild Awards was filled with some of the hottest looks of the awards season. From stunning colors to classic ensembles we’ve put together some of our favorites from the night.

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It was no surprise that red carpet pro Sofia Vergara looked stunning at this year’s SAG Awards. Taking on an old Hollywood feel in her gorgeous Donna Karan gown. With her hair in timeless waves, she told E! that she felt like a “sassy Jessica Rabbit”. Add to her amazing outfit some great accessories and the perfect mauve lip color and Vergara found the recipe to red carpet success.

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Hannah Simone took a less colorful approach to this year’s SAG Awards. Looking fabulous in a flowing Marchesa gown, Simone seemed to effortlessly glide down the red carpet. The gown’s delicate flower neckline worked perfectly with her double bun and soft makeup, making this one of our favorite looks of the night.

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Sandra Bullock hit the red carpet in a stunning emerald green Lanvin gown. Hitting her in all the right places, Bullock looked strong and confident with her gold accessories. Add to her look an effortlessly chic bun and you have a SAG Awards look that represent the amazing year that Bullock has had.

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Making a statement and landing on our list of top looks was Amy Adams. Her navy blue Illusion dress from Antonio Berardi had us swooning. Also in a thigh-high slit, this dress hit her body in all the right places, making the dress seem as if it were made for her. Adams kept her hair classic and gave a pop of color to her lips, which made her look pop on the red carpet.

Lupita

New to awards season, Lupita Nyong’o made a definite statement this year on and off the big screen. Winning her first ever SAG Awards, she stunned in her electric blue Gucci gown. Landing on our list of best looks of the night, Nyong’o is definitely on our style radar.

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To no surprise, Jennifer Lawrence stunned on yet another red carpet. Looking fabulous in Dior, she sparkled as she confidently strutted through the SAG Awards. Adding to her look a gorgeous pair of earrings while leaving her neck bare, Lawrence nailed her look just as she’s done throughout the rest of awards season.

What do you like Lovelies, who’s your Best Dressed?

Written by: Kali Borovic As a student journalist, this fashionista, stargazing enthusiast and fitness aficionado loves to write about anything from health to fashion. With a passion for DIY projects and cooking, this Ohio born writer spends most of her time looking up new crafts or coming up with at-home beauty recipes for her blog, Naturally Beautiful. Kali loves to read about any topic under the sun and knows that life is best spent in lipstick, leggings and an oversized sweater.

Golden Globes 2014 Best Dressed

Ahh- award season is here, the Golden Globes being a perfect start. Whether you are pleased with the winners or a little disappointed that your favorites didn’t get a globe this year one thing is for sure “oohing” & “ahhing” over the red-carpet styles is a must.

The Winners for Best Dressed goes too…

For starters the always-hilarious Tina Fey & Amy Poehler looked amazing, Tina wearing Carolina Herrera & Amy in Stella McCartney.

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Zooey Daschanel in Oscar de la Renta takes us back to another era; from the beaded gown to the accessories is vintage perfection.

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Caitlin FitzGerald in Emelia Wickstead. The cut and color of this dress definitely stands out from the rest along with the pop of orange in her heels gives her a modern and flirty look.

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Cate Blanchett in Armani, this gown is flawless. The shoulder details and all over lace make for a slightly avant-garde and classy look.

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Emma Roberts in a very sophisticated Lanvin gown. The cut of this dress was perfection from the neckline to the flared bottom paired with turquoise earrings finished off the look.

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Michelle Dockery in Oscar de la Renta, the details in the dress are adorable and the slight high-low cut and gives her an elegant ball gown appeal.

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We hope you all enjoyed watching and are left feeling inspired. Share with us your favorite looks of the night just below!

Written by: Sydney Cologie dream “job” is doing PR for a fashion magazine or retail company. She enjoy reading my horoscope and am often spilling hot coffee on myself. Inspired by city life, swing sets, and oversized sweaters the world is her oyster. Making up new words & watching cartoons are just a few of her favorite pastimes along with buying unnecessary calendars and dreaming of owning a kitten.

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