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Trends Spotted on the Oscars 2010 Red Carpet

Sunday night was Hollywood’s big night. Months of preparation just so this night could go perfectly. And it did for many people. But beyond the awards, the Red Carpet scene was an unforgettable picture this year (as it is any other year). Here are a few of the trends I saw on the Red Carpet.

Ruffles:

Above are Elizabeth Banks, Vera Farmiga, Diane Kruger, and Demi Moore.

From the huge statement-making ruffles that Vera Farmiga showcased, to the small girly ruffles on Diane Kruger and lax waves of fabric on Demi Moore, everyone loves ruffles! Not surprising considering how classic it is, yet what a romantic and daring touch it can be.

Purple

Above are Zoe Saldana (from Avatar) and Charlize Theron.

One of this year’s most popular colors have been purple. Winter 2009 was all about purple handbags and accessories. Well, ta-da! Here we have Zoe Saldana (a new actress who probably looks really familiar to us since she was the leading star of “Avatar”) and Charlize Theron. Zoe Saldana’s variation of the color purple caught my eye immediately. It’s perfect! Charlize Theron’s dress has been harshly critiqued by many fashion bloggers and critics, but I still love the huge of that dress (though the design may need some second thoughts).

Shining Stars in Gold/Yellow:

Above are Sarah Jessica Parker, Sandra Bullock, Miley Cyrus and Cameron Diaz.

Gold is such a classic color. The awards themselves are gold. And they are stars! Why can’t they wear gold? Gold is a color repeatedly seen on the Red Carpet nearly every year. Yet, each year, we are presented with a variation of it. Sarah Jessica Parker’s flowy yellow gown had the elegance, but lacked the shimmer that Cameron Diaz’s gown had.

Floral:

Above are Maggie Gyllenhaal and Rachel McAdams.

Floral prints are a huge trend this spring! Walk into any clothing store and you may be forced to shield your eyes by the incredible array of floral prints. (Not a personal favorite for me). But looking at Maggie Gyllenhaal and Rachel MacAdams made me have second thoughts. Maggie Gyllenhaal’s gown had the perfect color combination (definitely not clashing) that even brought an exotic beauty to her. Rachel MacAdams managed to incorporate tints of pink and purple with her predominantly grey-blue gown. But it still looked amazing!

Pastels:

Above are Anna Kendrick, Jennifer Lopez, and Queen Latifah.

Again, another huge trend for Spring 2010 are pastel colors! Anna Kendrick’s vintage-looking pastel pink dress is the love of my life. It is so gorgeous. Jennifer Lopez’s soft pink gown is also really elegant. And Queen Latifah pulls off another great shade of pastel pink. Pastel pink galore! Vintage or modern, it’s out there for you to wear.

Trend Alert: Nautical

With New York Fashion Week just past us and new editions of Vogue and Elle appearing at our doorsteps, it is inevitable that we fashionistas have heard about the new “nautical” trend. For those of you who don’t embrace vintage clothes as much as I do, I still think this might be a trend to consider. I love (with a deep passion) vintage ruffled shirts/cardigans and old-school skirts (sort of like the stuff you parents wore back in the day). When one thinks of nautical, it is almost an automatic response to throw it to the back of your mind as something those 1940s poster girls wore and Popeye also embraced (go spinach!). But it’s not.

That’s right. I tripe dog dare you to try it.

Okay maybe I’m not the one to talk since I’m the raving blogger here who hasn’t gone and purchased a nautical piece yet (besides my mom’s earrings with little anchors on them…but that doesn’t count). So that triple dog dare (points above) applies to yours truly, me, also. Below, is one of my favorite favorite favorite fashion bloggers (another French girl) embracing the nautical trend.

How can you embrace it without “trying too hard” and looking too high-maintenance? By easing it into your wardrobe bit by bit. For my daring fashionistas (cheers, Suzanne), here’s your chance to be an aye-aye sailor.

Attempt #1: Just threw my favorite pieces on…oh and also that nautical piece-This is for those of you who absolutely refuse to spend too much on simply following a trend. I chose a cute little sailor shirt below (although it does cost almsot 50 bucks on ModCloth) because of how simple it is. This shirt is something that you could make a replica of with a T-shirt and some Sharpie. It’s a simple tee with that touch of nautical. The rest of the outfit is up to you. I just chose my favorite spring pieces: long cardigan, acid-wash denim shorts, and flat sandals!

Minimalist Accessories-Hint hint…dig through your Mom’s old jewelry box. You’re bound to find a pair of anchor earrings somewhere. For those of you who don’t even want to try a sailor shirt…try a nautical accessory to see whether this is a trend you are willing to embrace.

Look 2-I kinda likeĀ  the nautical look: So maybe after trying on a little sailor tee or maybe some of those cute, quirky nautical accessories, you’ve decided that this is a trend you actually like not merely because it is a trend but because it reflects on who you are and maybe helps you develop your personal style a little bit. How to bring more of it into your wardrobe? Bolder nautical pieces and bolder nautical accessories.

Bolder Accessories:

Look 3-Damn, Nautical is my thing! For those of you who have gone through look 2 and decided that you still can’t get enough of nautical, here’s to you. Let’s go to the beach baby!

See Modcloth’s Nautical page for more inspiration!

Two New Shopbop Lookbooks!

Shopbop has two new lookbooks of two new fashion trends: the All-American style and tatters, all pertinent trends for Spring 2010.

Shopbop All-American Lookbook

Shopbop Tatter Lookbook

Shopbop Lookbook: Mixed Prints

Shopbop has always been very inspirational (outfit-wise). Their pieces are quite pricey so I use it as inspiration more than a place to actually buy clothes.

Here is a link to their newest lookbook: MIXED PRINTS

Happy inspiration time!

Trend Alert: Le Francais are back

So I logged onto the computer and went online store surfing as I normally do after coming home from school. And realized that both Topshop and Forever 21’s “twelve by twelve” have French-inspired collections going on.

I’m going to make this a short post and leave the exploring to yourself (mainly because I really should be studying for my calculus midterm). So here are the links:

Forever 21’s French-inspired collection(s)

Topshop’s French lookbook (breakdown by collegefashion.net)

Cheers, my fashionistas.