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Red Carpet Roundup 

It was a battle between old Hollywood glamour and futuristic fashion at the Oscars last night, with the likes of Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence preferring traditionally feminine numbers by Oscar de la Renta and Dior Haute Couture, respectively. But we were really adoring the sleek, narrow column trend happening, with stars like Jessica Chastain in a gold beaded gown by Giorgio Armani (perhaps the evening’s best) and Halle Berry making up for her previous Golden Globes misstep by wearing an absolutely killer body-con gown by Versace.

(Photos courtesy of Style.com and Huffington Post. Text by Jenny Bahn)

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Oscar de la Renta Fall 2013
This dress is as classic as it gets. Oscar de la Renta presents a new collection with the advising help of John Galliano this Fashion Week on Tuesday night. 
(Photo Credits: Jesse Lirola/BFAnyc.com. Text by Jauretsi)

Oscar de la Renta Fall 2013

This dress is as classic as it gets. Oscar de la Renta presents a new collection with the advising help of John Galliano this Fashion Week on Tuesday night. 

(Photo Credits: Jesse Lirola/BFAnyc.com. Text by Jauretsi)

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Oscar de la Renta Fall 2013
Today was the big day Oscar de la Renta presented his Fall 2013 collection with John Galliano acting as a “designer in residence”. The fuchsia ball gown is the result of two genius minds as you can tell. 
(Photo: Jesse Lirola/BFAnyc.com. Text by Jauretsi)

Oscar de la Renta Fall 2013

Today was the big day Oscar de la Renta presented his Fall 2013 collection with John Galliano acting as a “designer in residence”. The fuchsia ball gown is the result of two genius minds as you can tell. 

(Photo: Jesse Lirola/BFAnyc.com. Text by Jauretsi)

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Belles of the Ball

There was a lot going on at the red carpet of last night’s 70th annual Golden Globe Awards, and a lot of it was good. Jennifer Lawrence was a nipped-in vision in her Dior Haute Couture, as was the absolutely gorgeous Marion Cotillard, also in Dior. Together, with Jessica Alba’s peachy gown by Oscar de la Renta, the three created a trifecta of our favorite shades of the night. Kristin Wig looked like the life of the party in her sexy cut-out dress by Michael Kors. Kerry Washington’s nude and metallic Miu Miu ensemble was refreshingly casual while still being very glamorous. And honorable mention goes to Downton Abbey’s Michelle Dockery, wearing a gold and white gown fit for royalty by Alexandre Vauthier Haute Couture, as well as Jennifer Garner, who dripped with elegance in her beaded Vivienne Westwood Couture gown. But the sartorial winner of last night’s affair was definitely, without a shadow of a doubt, Miss Kate Hudson, wearing the most heavenly and glamorous gown by Alexander McQueen.

(Photos courtesy of Style.com and Marie Claire. Text by Jenny Bahn)

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Unintentionally Cool Streaks

By Jauretsi

Current collective conscious is swirling around the concept of color streaks. Backstage this Fashion week, models were prepped with subtle color hints. Oscar de la Renta, Libertine, and Peter Som experimented with this look on the runway while Director Marissa Kaiser filmed model Soo Joo Park for Nowness with color patches created by colorist Aura Friedman. Aura also created the streaks for Peter Som’s show.

The Inside Source asked Aura (who’s worked on artists from M.I.A. to Lady Gaga) the best tip to master this look. “Pick a color you love, one that best suits you skin tone” says the pro colorist. “Try to make the look your own by choosing clever placement. The trend is more about having fun with color, and not necessarily always streaks. Color can be softly painted on the ends of your hair in gradient way from midshaft to ends. It can also be painted somewhere that would enhance the shape and texture of your haircut. It can also be placed close to your eyes to enhance the color of your eyes”. Aura freely ends her hair tip with the ultimate reason to play with color. “The idea of all this fun color is self expression so be creative and free… as Madonna says— Express Yourself”.

Don’t overthink and just be yourself. Peter Som’s locks were created by Wella Professionals. Their inspiration? A downtown girl who’s ”unintentionally cool”. The best part is, it’s close to impossible to mess it up.

(Photo: Peter Som courtesy of Glamour. Oscar de la Renta courtesy of LaylonBeauty

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Speech Night: Nails & Dresses

By Jauretsi

While New York fashion women duke it out on the runways this week, somewhere else there are two leading women who trump them all — Mrs. Obama and Mrs. Romney. While selling their husbands to the American public, fashion decisions are not only crucial, but speak larger economic themes. Michelle Obama came out at the DNC with a sleeveless Tracy Reese dress and J. Crew heels, thereby effortlessly mixing high fashion with retail brands. Her nails? A grey shade of polish called “Vogue” by Artistic Nail Design. Available only at nail salons, the gel polish can last up to three weeks. Then there was Mrs. Romney, who not only came out very chic with her Oscar de la Renta dress, but also delivered a triple hitter with red nails, red lips, and red outfit — packing a Republican power punch at the RNC. Who will be the new champion lady? All we can do is wait bated breath for November to roll around.   

(Photo: Getty at DNC and RNC)