RED CARPET RECAP: ACADEMY AWARDS 2011

Last night the stars hit the ultimate red carpet for the 83rd Annual Academy Awards. It was certainly a glamorous night and there were plenty of sartorial standouts. There was no lack of color on the red carpet with Jennifer Hudson in bright tangerine and Mila Kunis in a dreamy lavender. The color of the night, though, was red, red, red. Sandra Bullock and Anne Hathaway looked stunning in the vivid hue. I really loved Michelle Williams in Chanel. I think her entire look was a home run: the super blonde pixie cut, romantic makeup, and beaded dress made for an incredibly striking red carpet appearance.  While there were certainly dresses that I liked (much) less than others, I didn’t feel that there were any major misses this time around. There were details I would have changed here and there though. For instance, Amy Adams: loved her dress but wish she would have left that necklace at home. And Jennifer Lawrence: the minimalist red dress worked for her but she needed to glam it up a bit with some statement jewels. Do you agree? I want to hear your thoughts! Did you have any red carpet favorites? 

photos via TMZ

Book It: The Polaroid Book

I so miss the days of Polaroid film – the saturated colors and darkened edges. I love the way it provided instant gratification and captured the moment so perfectly. If you share the same sentiments for Polaroids then you’ll enjoy this book just as much as I do. The Polaroid Book highlights the history of the film and features over 400 works from the Polaroid Collection. It’s basically page after page of really cool polaroids! This would make a gift for any of your photographer friends – or for yourself! 

Rodarte x Opening Ceremony: S/S 2011 Lookbook

The highly anticipated Rodarte x Opening Ceremony collaboration has officially launched and there’s a drool-worthy look book to go along with it. Photographed by Autumn de Wilde, the vivid look book features a striking Laura Love in some of the best pieces of the collection.These photographs certainly put me in a spring-ready mood!  I really need those retro pink sunnies she’s sporting in the above picture. What’s your favorite piece? 
Shop the collection right here!


All images via Fashionologie

Spring Beauty with Neiman Marcus

No spring look is complete without the right beauty products. This season I am focused on peaches and corals mixed with bronzy neutrals – the perfect sun-kissed look! I really love that pink Laura Mercier gloss, and I never leave home without my Kiehl’s in tow – it’s the ideal mix of moisture plus a little color. Do you have any favorites? If you head over to Neiman Marcus this week and purchase your spring beauty must-haves, you’ll receive all sorts of goodies (yet another reason you should RSVP to our trend event on Wednesday evening)! Check out the potential gift items (including that lovely floral tote above) here on the NM website. 
See you on Wednesday, readers! 

Neiman Marcus Giveaway!

We told you about this a couple of weeks ago, but these giveaways are just so fab we had to remind you one more time! What better way to kick off the spring season than with some new accessories for your warm weather wardrobe? When you attend the Luella & June – Neiman Marcus event this Wednesday (click here to RSVP if you haven’t already!) enter your name in the raffle for a chance to win one of these spring-ready pieces! We can’t wait to see you there!