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January 30, 2008

SAG AWARDS: What a Sad (fashion) Sag

Filed under: Events (Red Carpet, Fashion Shows, Galas, Parties) — luxebeaute @ 1:40 am

WHen one things of the Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG), high fashion is not the first thing that comes to mind. As far as red carpet events go, this is by far the least glitzy of them all. But being that this was the only red carpet event of the season, it would be remiss to not “go here”.

Hits: This year, the white dresses had it! Eva Longoria stole the show in this one,wearing a low back white and silver Naeem Khan gown. Surprisingly, it was the youthful Brittany Snow coming in second in a beautiful white bejeweled Zuhair Murad which accentuated her curves, she looked ultra old school glam. Terri Hatcher looked amazing ina stunning off white Badgley Mischka with pastel florals and crystal detailing. Christina Applegate was tres elegant in a Grecian white with silver embroidered gown by Elie Saab… America Ferrera wore a sort of drab color yet perfectly styled Monique Lhuillier gown which accentuated her curves. Speking of our hourglass ladies, Grey’s Anatomy star Sara Ramirez  hit the nail on the head when it comes to flattering your body type. While I found this Angel Sanchez gown a little on the boring side, the hot pink color also worked for her.

As far as misses go, the rest of the gowns were so very boring and “just there” that it there wasn’t even much room to fall of that cliff. Some gowns were “ok” but just did not work for the wearer, while others had no stand out quality either way. Perhaps the ecconomy has brought a concious to starlets and no one wanted to get their glamour on.

January 10, 2008

Tre Chic Fashionistas: Luxe Blog Salutes Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel

Sadly, today marks the 37th anniversary of Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel’s passing. It is only fitting that she be the first Fashionista salute Luxe Blog gives out, as well as in remembrance.

When we think of Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel , simplicity and elegance come to mind. In reality,her personal style and approach to fashion was avant garde. Christian Dior said it best: “With a black pullover and ten rows of pearls she revolutionized fashion.”

Coco Chanel was certainly not born with a silver spoon in her mouth, nor was she particularly influenced by high fashion.Her style ideals were birthed out of the comfortability of the clothing she borrowed from her male lovers- by adabting male attire for womenswear, she came to leave her signature mark on the fashion world.

She established her first shop in Deauville in 1909, founded her first house of couture there in 1913, opened in Paris in 1914, and ruled the fashion world from the 1920’s until far beyond her passing. She put women in slacks, brought costume jewlery into the couture realm, gave us the little black dress and the iconic & timeless suit that anyone can spot, buttery soft quilted handbags, classic fragrances and more. Oh yes, she also supplied millions of women with class.

She said: “I set the fashion for a quarter of a century. Why? Because I knew how to express my own time.”

Here’s to the original Diva- Coco Chanel, Luxe Beaute Blog salutes (and worships) you.

January 3, 2008

Upcoming Heatherette Fashion Show in Vegas! 1-12-08

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