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Stars Going Green For St. Patrick’s Day

Green was most definitely the colour to be seen wearing on St. Patrick’s Day on Saturday, as demonstrated by these stars.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge: The Duchess wore a forest-green Emilia Wickstead coat dress (her favoured style of dress) whilst visiting the Irish Guards in Aldershot, England. She accessorized her look with a gold clover brooch that belonged to the Queen Mother, chocolate brown LK Bennett shoes and a matching Lock & Co. Hat.

Karolina Kurkova: The Czech model attended the Gala Spa Awards at the Brenner Park Hotel in Baden-Baden, Germany, on Saturday wearing an uber-sexy Elie Saab gown with a matching belt and matching green sandals.

Fergie: The singer was also in head-to-toe green. She wore a BCBG Max Azria dress to the Don-A-Matrix party in Beverly Hills, California. A green Adolfo Sanchez jacket and Prada flame sandals completed her look.

Feeling inspired?

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Red Carpet Trend: Ladies In Red

With Christmas just around the corner, it’s no surprise that celebs have been feeling inspired.

Red seems to be popping up everywhere on the red carpet this week: Heidi Klum, Taylor Swift, Serena Williams and Kristen Johnston have all donned the bold hue.

It’s not only red looks we’ve seen a surge in, but also red lips (think Taylor Swift and Miranda Kerr) and red shoes (think Paula Patton).

As soon as we hit December, it becomes a seasonal colour: Santa and his elves, stockings, candles and Christmas decorations.

Here are some red hot items to get you sizzling this season.

Valentino red ruffled dress Net-A-Porter.com
7 For All Mankind red leather leggings 7ForAllMankind.com
Anya Hindmarch Valorie glitter-finish leather clutch Net-A-Porter.com
N.Peal Cashmere cable knit cashmere gloves theOutnet.com,
Miu Miu bow-embellished patent-leather peep-toes Net-A-Porter.com
Proenza Schouler PS1 bag ProenzaSchouler.com
Alexander McQueen suede ankle boots AlexanderMcQueen.com
Ralph Lauren Black Label cable knit cashmere sweater Net-A-Porter.com and
Marc by Marc Jacobs vintage-style aviator sunglasses theOutnet.com.

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Celebrities Love…Red Shoes

As you know, I’m not a fan of celebs wearing black pumps on the red carpet. They always seem like the safe choice and it’s frustrating to see the same heels on the red carpet time after time when so many more styles and colours are out there…thank god for Leighton Meester.

Recently celebs have been shunning the sometimes formal black pump in favour of a racier colour: red.

This month, red shoes have been popping up all over the red carpet, much like the red dress trend at the Emmys this weekend.

I only own a pair of red studded ballet flats, but these ladies have inspired me to seek out some red shoes.

I think I would wear red pumps to add some excitement to my look, like Sveva Alviti did during Venice Film Festival, rather than going full-on, head-to-toe, fire-engine red like Dita Von Teese.

Feeling inspired? Then shop these gorgeous red heels.

Charlotte Olympia Dolores textured cotton platform pumps
Maison Martin Margiela wool-covered leather ankle boots
Miu Miu bow-front heels
Valentino nappa leather platform pumps

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Red Carpet Emmy’s Trend – Ladies In Red

Red gowns ruled the red carpet at the 2011 Emmy Awards last night.

Stars usually avoid this bold hue in fear of fading into the background, but each star stood out.

My favourites were most definitely Nina Dobrev in Donna Karan and Kerry Washington in Zuhair Murad Couture.

Kate Winslet looked super chic in Elie Saab and Lea Michele opted for a scarlet Marchesa gown.

Adrianne Palicki in Dolce & Gabbana, Kathy Griffin in Oscar de la Renta, Angela Kinsey in Romona Keveza, Giuliana Rancic in Roberto Cavalli and Nancy O’Dell in Lorena Sarbu were all beautiful in the colour of the night.

Who was your favourite?

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Red Carpet Trend: Leather Dresses

Even though we’re well into the summer season, celebrities have been favouring one trend that’s just as sizzling as the weather, leather dresses.

Typically leather dresses have been worn by celebrities in basic black (see Angelina Jolie) but this time around fiery shades of red, orange and burgundy have joined the roster.

Despite this being such a provocative trend, these stars show us there are different styles to choose from to suit your personal tastes.

Kristen Stewart kicked off the trend back in June at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards dazzling in a edgy Balmain mini dress with safety pins as embellishments.

Brooklyn Decker also went strapless in a Jay Ahr dress in a deep rouge colour to the 2011 ESPY Awards.

Despite the fact that she naturally oozes sex appeal, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley was very sophisticated in her Marios Schwab lace trimmed leather halter dress.

Jennifer Aniston took a typically safe approach in Celine. Whilst Blake Lively and Elizabeth Banks opted for bold hues for their skin-tight leather minis.

The key to pulling off this look is definitely confidence. Choose a knee-length version for a more covered up look like Blake or Rosie and opt for simple accessories in neutral colours á la Jennifer and Elizabeth, if your style is more conservative.

However, if your personal style is more on the wild side go all out by adding a slick of red lipstick and sexy spiked pumps for a seriously sultry look.

Black faux leather bustle back dress
Topshop US $100 & Topshop International £50
See by Chloé leather shift dress
Net-A-Porter US $795 & Net-A-Porter International £620
Oscar de la Renta scarf-detailed leather wrap dress
Net-A-Porter US $2890 & Net-A-Porter International £2,375

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Red Carpet Trend: Green Dresses

Earlier this year, celebrities set the trend for wearing green on the red carpet during Awards Season, opting for elegant, dramatic gowns in different shades of the rich hue.

This summer the trend is back but instead of long gowns the stars are favouring flirty minis with fun details like peplums, short sleeves, python panels plus asymmetrical hemlines and necklines in shades of vibrant Kelly green to deep emerald.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge was the first to reignite this trend when she wore a Kelly green Diane von Furstenberg dress on her recent visit to LA last month.

Following her gorgeous outing, several celebrities were seen on the red carpet in the same vibrant colour.

Both Frieda Pinto and Rachel Nichols opted dress which sat just below the knee.

New girl on the block Roxane Mesquida donned a style similar Diane von Furstenberg dress to the Duchess.

Amanda Seyfried’s flirty Prabal Gurung dress with black detailing looked super chic with cross-over strappy heels, whilst Jayma Mays added some fun to her Reem Acra dress by adding silk pumps in a rich eggplant shade.

Just last night Kat Dennings wore a vintage 80’s Diane Von Furstenberg emerald green wrap top silk dress from New/Found Vintage to CBS,The CW And Showtime TCA Party.

Choose how to work this trend by opting for sophistication like Catherine or add some spice by wearing fun shoes in an equally bright colour or print like Roxane, Jayma and Emma Stone.

Be careful not to go too overboard with colour though, as you don’t want to end up looking like a Crayola box.

Green was also a huge hit on the Fall 2011 runways as Oscar de la Renta, Diane von Furstenberg, Marc by Marc Jacobs and 3.1 Phillip Lim all sent models down the runway wearing green.

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Red Carpet Trend: Sexy Cut-Outs

Cut-out dresses have been a consistent trend on the red carpet for a few months, with some of our favorite celebs showcasing their Pilates toned abs in this very creative and uber sexy way.

Halle Berry, Karolina Kurkova and Selena Gomez have been embracing this trend recently, which appears to be a big hit as temperatures begin to warm up.

Halle was the most recent star to bring this trend to the red carpet.

The eternally sexy actress rocked her Halston dress with an asymmetrical cut-out last night, but many of you commented that the look wasn’t quite age appropriate and her modification of the dress was slightly tacky.

Love it or hate it, this trend was made for a body like Halle’s.

Subtle cut-outs have also been featured on dresses worn by Ginnifer Goodwin, Kerry Washington and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.

All of these ladies showcased this trend in different ways in long gowns and short dresses; cut-outs are a great way to show a peak of skin and, when done properly gives off maximum sex appeal without being trashy.

This is a great trend to look hot whilst keeping cool. I’m sure we will continue to see more off this trend over the summer.

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Red Carpet Trend: White Suits

One of the biggest trends to light up the red carpets these past few months has been the white suit trend.

Stars are channeling their inner Bianca Jagger by donning super sexy white suits.

Mila Kunis was an early adopter of this trend wearing a white Boca Negro suit back in March.

Vanessa Hudgens and Robin Wright wore a Mimi Plange and Julien Macdonald white suits – respectively – on the same day proving that this trend was gathering pace.

Elle MacPherson wore a stunning snowy white MaxMara pant suit which featured sexy side thigh-high split, which revealed a pair of 70s inspired gold platform slingback heels.

The trend was picked up by three stars this weekend.

Camilla Belle, Halle Berry and Rihanna all opted for white pant suits for their red carpet appearances.

Camilla opted for a more masculine-inspired look with her take on the trend wearing Tom Ford with Sergio Rossi patent pumps.

Halle’s vintage Roberto Cavalli tailored white suit was paired with a thin white tank with yellow embroidery.

Rihanna surprised us all by wearing this incredibly sexy white Max Azria suit to the 2011 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night. Her look was simple but still made a big impact.

The white trend is definitely here to stay and these celebrities show us that there are many different ways of rocking a white suit.

You can choose to go 70s inspired, minimalist, sexy or sleek but either way it definitely makes a statement.

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