The F-Word: Fashion

Lupita On Oscars’ Red Carpet

At Sunday’s ceremony, Miss N’yongo, who attended as a presenter, decided to go with a white, open-back, custom dress by Calvin Klein and Nicholas Kirkwood heels. The gown looked like one gorgeous, giant strand of pearls. With minimal makeup and her brother on her arm, she looked like red carpet-royalty.

Oscar De La Renta Dies

Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who dressed generations of celebrities in red carpet and evening gowns, has died after battling cancer at 82. He first came to fame dressing Jackie Kennedy, and founded an influential New York fashion house. Among the actresses who appreciated his glamorous red carpet gowns were Cameron Diaz, Nicole Kidman, Oprah Winfrey, Kristen Stewart, Penelope Cruz and Jessica Chastain. One of his most recent commissions was Amal Clooney’s wedding dress. His name was so synonymous with high fashion that an entire “Sex and the City” episode was based on the idea of Carrie Bradshaw receiving a knee-length red poufy dress from her boyfriend Aleksandr Petrovsky. Though his ruffles and slinky satin dresses were undeniably feminine, he told Elle magazine, “I hate pretty. It’s a very empty word. It gives a bad name to beauty.”

Wearing White After Labor Day

The whole “no wearing white after Labor Day” rule is pretty much a thing of the past. These days, winter whites rule the runway and you’d be pressed to find someone who really abides by the dated notion. Still, the question of how exactly to wear it without looking like you just stepped off the beach can be tricky. Here are some tips.

Emmys Red Carpet: Hits & Misses

Sofia Vergara (pictured) is always a favorite. See some of the other dazzlers here.

VMAs: Who Wore What

Lots of skin turned up on the MTV Video Music Awards Sunday night at The Forum in Inglewood, California. Cut-outs, glitter, cropped tops, leather, lace, sequins and more were on full display as stars walked the red carpet before the show. Iggy Azalea, for one, went the cut-out route. The rapper, who donned a silver Versace dress, said, “Versace actually emailed and said they’d like me to wear something.”

Alternatives To Lipstick

Huff Post: ‘We get it. Wearing lipstick is tricky. True, there are some really excellent lipsticks out there, but there are also plenty with super-drying formulas or ones that bleed all over your face. Luckily, HuffPost Live makeup artist Kari Bauce is a pro in this department. She shared some knowledge that we believe will sway the minds of lipstick naysayers. Here are three lipstick alternatives for anyone who hates lipstick, and our top product picks to put these tips to the test.’

Tony Awards Red Carpet

You thought I’d share a pic of one of the lovely ladies in a couture gown? Hah! It’s Hugh Jackman in a tux, all the way. Other photos here.