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Best Dressed: Anna Kendrick, Emma Stone, The Jonas Brothers and more

Posted on October 17, 2012 by

Hollywood’s leading ladies and up-and coming starlets descended upon Elle’s Women in Hollywood celebration to celebrate females in the industry. The event even brought out Robert Pattinson (who was there to support his Bel Ami costar Uma Thurman, but he didn’t walk the ‘white’ carpet since this event was all about the ladies.

Anna Kendrick

What she’s wearing: The Pitch Perfect star wore a black with golden embroidery Badgley Mischka Resort 2013 dress to Elle’s Women in Hollwood event.

Why we love it: For a black pencil cocktail dress this look has a lot going for it. The dress is working three trends: 1) geometric cut out bustier tops 2) brocade embroidery and 3) shear details (in this dress the sheer fabric is in the midriff which provides a cool belt effect). However the trends don’t overpower one another and work perfectly together because they are quite subtle.

Takeaway: Too many trends on one dress or outfit might seem like a good idea but you’ll regret it instantly in a couple of years because being too on-trend dates your photos really fast. So instead of potential embarrassing Facebook photos in a couple years time, try incorporating multiple trends in a single look by doing so in very small amounts.


Emma Stone

What she’s wearing: Stone chose a bubblegum pink Valentino Resort 2013 dress for the Elle’s Women in Hollywood event.

Why we love it: For a pretty modest number (I guess modest by today’s standards anyways) you can’t help but smile at this dress and take notice of Stone. The bright pink number takes this simple look and turns it into quite a head turner as it pops out on the white carpet. Also the sheer sleeves adds some much needed skin and makes the dress more youthful, while the white statement collar and cuffs adds some much needed contrast to the overwhelming pink. She also balances the pink out with a black clutch and a pop of print in those houndstooth pumps.

Takeaway: Bright and bold colours are a great way to put a spin on conservative and traditional clothing. If this look was in black or a more sombre colour, all the fun would be taken out of it and Stone might end up looking like Wednesday Addams. (Sidenote: I love Wednesday Addams, specifically Christina Ricci’s portrayal, but best save the Addams Family look for Halloween and off the red carpet.)


Cate Blanchett

What she’s wearing: The Australian actress stepped out in a studded print photo Proenza Schouler Spring/Summer 2013 dress at the Elle’s Women in Hollywood event.

Why we love it: If you haven’t discovered the amazing-ness of Cate Blanchett and her A+ red carpet track record, then I hope you do some research on some of the looks she wears since she is one of the gold standards for Hollywood high fashion. If you never considered fashion to be art before then hopefully this dress changes your mind since it actually has art printed on the dress. Photo prints on clothing is an upcoming trend and this dress takes it to the next level by abstracting the print with blue colour studs and grommet detailing (it’s a cool take on neo-impressionist art).

Takeaway: Photo printed clothing can be a fun way to personalize your wardrobe since it’s totally possible to create your own clothes with the number of custom silkscreen businesses online (and perhaps your hometown) that you can use. A cool way to get into photography and fashion design. The more abstract a photo the more fashionable it is since you’d probably want to stay away from producing anything like this (save that for Mother’s and Father’s Day).


The Jonas Brothers

What they’re wearing: Kevin, Joe, and Nick Jonas were spotted braving the cold around New York City. Kevin doing his thing near Central Park in a black peacoat, graphic tee, and jeans, while Joe and Nick went out to eat in the meatpacking district in a grey hoodie, grey leather jacket, grey canvas jacket, and grey scarf.

Why we love it: Fall is jacket weather and the brothers all managed to bust out 3 major jackets that all guys should have in the wardrobe. The peacoat is a staple since you can dress it up for a night out or wear to work, but also it can be dressed down when paired with jeans and a t-shirt. Kevin is wearing jeans and a graphic tee but still manages to look put-together (the power of an amazing jacket). Leather jackets are a little tougher to pull off but Joe keeps things fashionable and modern with his oversized collar hoodie. And the youngest Nick (I know there’s an even younger brother so don’t get on my case) is sporting a fitted canvas jacket, accessorized smartly with a light scarf wrapped around his neck inside the jacket as opposed to wrapped outside the jacket collar.

Takeaway: Invest in an amazing fall jacket that is versatile to fit with the wide array of clothes in your wardrobe. And if you can try getting all three types (wool peacoat, leather jacket, and canvas jacket) just so to give you more options and to change up your look if you want to. Other jackets to consider are trench coats, windbreakers, slim puffy/down jackets, and bomber jackets.


Sarah Hyland

What she’s wearing: The Modern Family actress mixed a Alice + Olivia ivory top with a pearl embellished collar with a silver metallic Zimmerman draped skirt at the Nylon October IT Issue Celebration in L.A.

Why we love it: The clean and simple top has a fun embellished collar with pearl appliqués which is contrasted by the silver metallic skirt that looks like it is made out of liquid steel (or silver nail polish?). Anyways the skirt has a really cool futuristic effect that draws your eyes in- flashy enough to get your attention but not so much that it akes away from the entire look. A perfect balance.

Takeaway: Metallics are coming back, mainly seen in silver and goldon the runway but there have been sequins too. If metallics are too shiny for you than try opting for leather. Leather is on-trend as well and you still get that sheen from leather fabrics but not in an in-your-face sort of way. Other ways to lessen the shine from a metallic look is to pair the item with a neutral.

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