See what Jennifer Lawrence (pictured), Sandra Bullock, Jessica Chastain, and others wore to the Golden Globes last night. Who tripped, who dazzled — and who should have stayed home.
The F-Word: Fashion
It’s hard to explain what year-defining red carpet moments are — we just know them when we see them. Our jaws drop, our breathing pauses and we take in the superb yet brief style for a split second, knowing that that dress, necklace, outlandish fascinator or manicure will live on in an unforgettable photo. As 2013 comes to a close, Huff Post has rounded up some of the best red-carpet gloriousness.
Huff Post: ‘We women dry clean our winter coats after a long season or a cocktail dress after a particularly raucous wedding. But many men bear the unique burden of constant dry cleaning, spending hundreds of dollars a month getting their dress shirts, pants and suits cleaned after just weeks (or even days) of basic wear. But dry cleaning is a curse that can be (at least partially) lifted. Men, we’ve rounded up some great pants, shirts, jackets and even suits that can be washed in your closest washing machine. Just promise us one thing: You will not stick this stuff in the dryer. Hang dry these items, then iron them if they end up rumpled.’ More info here.
When you’re young, you always dream about the day when you can afford certain luxuries. Maybe it’s a weekly manicure, a designer purse or a real gold bracelet. Whatever it is, we all have those items we covet for the moment when, well, we’re not totally broke anymore — when the days of ramen noodles, DIY hemming and ripped tights will be behind us and we will finally be able to afford some of the good stuff in life. Check out Huff Post’s list of 11 telltale fashion signs that you’re on your way to financial stability (aka you most likely have more than $100 in your bank account).
Huff Post: ‘Much like Mandela’s freedom fighting comrades, his tireless campaign for civil rights and peace was heightened by the sophisticated and proud sartorial manner in which he presented himself. While the former president of South Africa certainly wore plenty of custom-made suits, it was his traditional Madiba shirts that comprised his distinguished and celebrated signature style. The bold and colorful printed shirts, named after Mandela’s African clan, became synonymous with the icon after he first debuted the look at South Africa’s first democratic Parliament in May 1994.’
No, not that kind of coming-out. The silly society kind: Kyra Kennedy, daughter of Robert Kennedy Jr. and great-niece to the late President John F. Kennedy, made her formal debut at the Bal Des Débutantes 2013 in Paris this weekend. The ball, held at the Hôtel de Crillon, saw over 20 “debs” introduced to society in the most glamorous couture while their parents watched on. For 18-year-old Kyra, that meant donning a black and icy blue Christian Dior gown, which she was fitted for at Dior in Paris last Wednesday. Her father and his girlfriend, Cheryl Hines, attended in their own formalwear.
If the whole charade sounds like old-school Americana, note that it was a rather international affair: Lady Amelia Windsor, the granddaughter of one of Queen Elizabeth II’s cousins Francesca Packer Barham, also made her debut, as did Rebecca Eu, daughter of Singapore business scion Richard Eu. Romy David, daughter of Larry David, was also reportedly part of the pack.
Huff Post: ‘Victoria’s Secret is known for its impressively fit models, women with bodies so seemingly perfect they’ve earned the title “Angels.” But quietly and without fanfare, another lingerie brand is proving that you don’t need to be size 0 to model bras and underwear. Rising “plus-size” model Robyn Lawley reminded us of this today when she posted a photo on Facebook of her modeling for Chantelle Lingerie. A mainstream lingerie brand found in stores like Macy’s, Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue, Chantelle Lingerie has been working with Lawley for months to show off its sexy black Noire Collection, its retro-feeling Notre Dame Collection and more.’