Apr 25, 2013

Red Carpet Spot: 2013 Time 100 Gala

2013 Time 100 Gala held at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City on April 23th, which attracted lots of celebrities from every fields—movie stars, famous athletes, politicians and anyone else with a high Q rating.

Christina Aguilera was invited to sing for her supper at the 2013 Time 100 Gala. She dazzled on the red carpet, wearing a black Victoria Beckham Spring 2013 gown. The figure-hugging gown with a cut-out detail is yet another great, flattering choice for the singer.

Olivia Munn lit up the red carpet, wearing a bold-hued canary-yellow Michael Kors Spring 2013 lace strapless gown with an elegant train.

Lena Dunham chose a gold shimmering tutu dress with a plunging neckline and silver spiked waistband from Saint Laurent Fall 2013 collection.

Amy Poehler selected a Tadashi Shoji Spring 2013 black lace long-sleeved dress, which she styled with black satin peep-toes.

Jessica Biel went for all black by wearing Tom Ford dress with asymmetrical lines and a satin draped detail falling from the hip. Her black-and-gold-tone shoes and clutch were both Tom Ford, with Lorraine Schwartz jewels and a half-up, half-down hairstyle completing her look.

Claire Danes opted for an animal-print, long-sleeved, flounced-hem frock from the Lanvin Pre-Fall 2013 collection.

Padma Lakshmi chose this black-and-gray vertical stripe strapless dress for her cool and contemporary look at the Time 100 Gala.

Jimmy Kimmel and Molly McNearney

Melissa Mayer

Sara Blakely

Apr 1, 2013

7 Must-Haves for College Theme Parties

Every college girl knows that theme parties can be some of the most fun events to attend during your four years. And while the parties themselves are great, the act of dressing up and creating a costume can often be the highlight of the night. It’s important to have some basics for mixing and matching. Read to see our top picks!
Animal Ears
There’s a reason animal ears are number one on our list of essentials! They’re cute, take up virtually zero space, make your outfit costume-like in two seconds, and are super easy to style. It suits anything with a “wild” or animal theme (e.g. hunter and hunted, jungle), or any party that requires a quick and cute costume.

Camo-Print Top
Another sexy pick, your camo piece can be styled with almost anything you already own. Grab a cheap camouflage shirt or jacket from a thrift or Army-surplus store, add jeans and boots, and you’re good to go!

Neon Leggings
Neon is making its marks in fashion. Since they’re your biggest piece, your leggings will be the focal point of your outfit. But remember to go equally bold and bright with the rest of your look if you’re dressing for a 80s or blacklight theme!

Fake Glasses
Trendy oversized non-prescription glasses work notoriously well for a “nerdy” look, while sleek or cat-eyed styles give off a sexy vibe when paired with pencil skirts and up-dos. Even if you already wear real glasses and could just use those for party, having a cheapie pair of fake-outs insures that your actual lenses won’t get lost or broken.

Mini Dress
A total classic, the ridiculously tacky, brightly-colored mini dress deserved a place on this list simply because it’s inexpensive, works for a variety of themes, and is easy to style for a variety of party themes.

Plain White Tee
It suits Graffiti/highlighter themed parties.

Cowboy Boots
Another easy essential that you likely already own, cowboy boots add a fun and flirty “country” vibe to any outfit. Whether you tuck your skinny jeans into them or simply let the toes and heels peek out under frayed flares, you’ll create an obvious nod to country-girl style.
So… what do you think?! What are your theme party essentials? Do you have a collection of go-to’s for special events? Did I miss anything?