Kelsea Ballerini In Ester Abner – 43rd Annual Gracie Awards

Kelsea Ballerini attended the 43rd Annual Gracie Awards on Tuesday (May 22) in Beverly Hills, California.

Prior to performing, she stepped out in an Ester Abner Spring 2018 dress. The look was suited to both stage and red carpet thanks to its figure-flattering ruching and dramatic ruffled accent.

The girlishness of the style was tempered with the slit which fused seamlessly into the explosion of fabric.

Stuart Weitzman and Judith Leiber accessories rounded out the sweet finish.

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Olivia Culpo In Ester Abner – ‘I Feel Pretty’ LA Premiere

Olivia Culpo joined Amy Schumer and Busy Philipps for premiere of ‘I Feel Pretty’ on Tuesday (April 17) in Westwood, California.

My first reaction to the model in this Ester Abner Spring 2018 semi-sheer gown is that:

1. This is a refreshing, serene change of pace. I know those of you who believe she tries too hard will agree.

2. This would’ve been a great maternity look for Eva Longoria had she gone to Cannes this year. I am in no means throwing shade at the dress or Olivia. But this dress does have the room to elegantly dress a baby bump.

3. I’m glad she removed the brooch detail. The look feels more elegant without it.

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Jennifer Lopez In Ester Abner – NBC’s ‘World Of Dance’ Photocall

I regard myself as one of Jennifer Lopez’s biggest fans. I adore her style and music, so when I feel she gets it wrong, it pains me to say so.

The pain was far reaching and very deep for her latest look worn to the NBC’s ‘World Of Dance’ photocall on Monday (January 30) in Burbank, California.

I do love the structure of this Ester Abner Resort 2018 mini dress. I feel it would be a perfect look for the Teen Choice Awards or Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, but on JLo it feels a tad juvenile.

While her red carpet choice floor me, I occasionally have to scratch my head at these mini dresses for her TV appearances.

Jimmy Choo matching heels and Jennifer Lopez for Kohl’s earrings completed her look.

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Pre-Grammys Weekend Roundup

This pre-Grammys weekend roundup left us with a motley collection of entrances in New York City that all appeared to be reading the same WDOTW memo.

Hailey Baldwin: Hailey joined another Hailee (Baldwin) at the Republic Records pre-Grammys event on Friday (January 26). However, they couldn’t have been dressed more unlike each other, as this pink Off-White Spring 2018 ensemble showed designer Virgil Abloh’s luxury streetwear vibe—done with a bubblegum ’80s twist. Jennifer Fisher jewels rounded out the directional look.

Priyanka Chopra:
With a rare misstep at the GRAMMY Salute to Industry Icons Honoring Jay-Z on Saturday (January 27), Priyanka lost me completely with this Ester Abner Spring 2018 outfit that suffered not only in fit but also in execution. All I was left with was an ill-conceived, messy bathrobe-boudoir vibe.

Julia Michaels: Also at the GRAMMY Salute event, Julia fared only marginally better in this Yanina Fall 2017 Couture frock. Exposed shoulder pads, blinding-white cuffs, and an unusual take on lining left a lot to be desired in the execution department.

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Camila Cabello In Off-White & Ester Abner – YouTube Brings The BOOM BAP BACK & Grammy Salute To Industry Icons Honoring Jay-Z

In advance of the GRAMMY Awards this evening, Camila Cabello was at two music-centric events in New York City, the first on Friday (January 26) when she attended YouTube brings the BOOM BAP BACK. Then, she joined Jennifer Hudson, Cassie, and Rita Ora for the GRAMMY Salute to Industry Icons Honoring Jay-Z on Saturday (January 27).

YouTube: As per usual, I gravitated towards the rich sapphire-blue hue of this Off-White cold-shoulder dress from the Fall 2017 collection with Giuseppe Zanotti shoes. But, it also translated a ethereal romance via the ruffles and draping. I wish the neckline hadn’t been quite so gaping, but I do appreciate Camila’s simpler approach to the styling. Many of you weren’t fans of the look when Pink wore it last fall. Did Camila redeem it for you here?

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Yvonne Strahovski In Ester Abner – 2018 SAG Awards

Yvonne Strahovski attended the 2018 SAG Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday (January 21).

The actress wore a white lace Ester Abner Resort 2018 gown with diamond chandelier earrings.

I absolutely love the presence of a shirtdress on the red carpet. And a lace shirtdress? I’m in heaven! And while wearing it unbuttoned to create both a v-neckline and a front split, as seen in the lookbook, may be more expected for a red carpet gown, I love the effect it takes all buttoned up as Yvonne is wearing it. I do miss the belt from the lookbook ever so slightly, as the pop of gold adds some fun appeal.

But that one detail notwithstanding, I absolutely love how unique this gown is, and it may just be one of my favorites from the night.

Are you as smitten by this as I am?

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2018 NAACP Image Awards Red Carpet Roundup

There were many more beauties—and bold looks—in the mix at the 2018 NAACP Image Awards on Monday (January 15) in Pasadena, California.

Logan Browning: The actress channeled her softer side in a Maria Lucia Hohan ballet-pink gown with lace accents. I like the feminine, romantic quality of the design, but also the modern edge she brought to it with metallic accents including the belt and spherical clutch.

Marsai Martin: High-low gowns are nothing new, but this Pantora Mini design was rendered in such a vibrant shade of emerald green that it made a statement with the fun and frills appropriate for the young ‘Black-ish’ starlet.

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