Posts tagged ‘dries van noten’

April 2, 2011

Going to new lengths: The most flattering maxis of the season

Keep the skirt close to the body, like the Helmut Lang in the top photo.

Make sure to show some leg, either with a slit or a sheer overlay: BCBG Runway, Marc Jacobs and Pucci.

A wide leg silk pajama pant–which billows when you walk– is much sexier than a full skirted maxi, especially if you’re petite or full figured: (Dries Van Notten and Haider Ackermann. ). Done correctly, it’s also a stunning evening look. All images from Style.com


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March 3, 2011

Get The Look of Dries Van Noten Fall 2011 Now

Here are two of my favorite looks from Dries for Fall 2011.

Now, if you want to take a leap of faith with me and wear the look of Dries now at a fraction of the price, go check out the BCBG Runway collection, where you will find one of the best dresses of this season at any price.

The image¬† of the dress, below, doesn’t even begin to do the dress justice, in part because it is layered over a long sleeve t shirt.

All images from Style.com

Take a leap of faith with me here and you will thank me later. In select BCBG stores now.

March 8, 2010

*The Best Dressed Women at The Academy Awards 2010

These were the women who I thought got the total package–the dress, the hair and the makeup—-absolutely right.


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Zoe Saldana in Givenchy Couture. This is a “statement” dress for the new decade. A young starlet, especially one that’s not nominated, can get lost in the shuffle at the Oscars. So it’s no small feat to wear an essentially avant garde couture dress and make it work. It was fashion forward, brave and spectacular on her. Made me think back to what the Elie Saab dress did for Halle Berry in 2002.


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Maggie Gyllenhaal in Dries Van Noten. She’s the indie film queen and she stepped out on a limb with this printed gown. She loves taking risks and many of them just don’t work (see last year’s Lanvin disaster). This worked beautifully for her. Again, it ups the ante on an otherwise retro/cookie cutter red carpet.

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Elizabeth Banks in Atelier Versace. The fit of the bodice of this dress is perfection and it is beautifully integrated into the design of the skirt. It looked spectacular in motion. She showed everyone how to wear a neutral and make it work. (Note to Kate Winslet and Miley Cyrus.)

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Diane Kruger in Chanel Couture. The essence of Chanel. Game, set and match against Sarah Jessica Parker and the giant cinnamon roll of a hair extension that ruined her Chanel dress.

Finally, and because someone has to be honest, no, Sandra Bullock did not look great. The hair and makeup looked great but the dress looked like something Nancy Kerrigan would wear to skate in. (I was worried that Tonya Harding might whack that Oscar out of her hand.) Everyone always says the winner looks great, and that is usually because it seems like the polite thing to say. She looked perfect at the SAG awards in Alexander McQueen. This Marchesa illusion effect gown could have been worn by Hellen Miren (it was that aging) and it bore no relation to the hair and makeup.

(Marchesa proved a poor choice, as well,  for Vera Farmiga and Gaby Sibide, two of the worst dressed women of the night.)

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