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Summer 2013 Trend: The Fringe

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Andreea Diaconu for Nina Ricci SS2013

I have been willing to write about fringe dresses ever since the SS2013 collections were presented back in September. But for some unknown reason I have postponed it a lot. The fringe dress has been around for a long time, at least since the Roaring Twenties representing the Jazz Era. I know that sometimes the film industry has a consistent power of influence and manages to dictate a fashion trend (see Black Swan), so I am inclined to believe that this year will be sprinkled with elements of the 20s because of the upcoming release of The Great Gatsby.  It is very easy to fall in love with the captivating image and aesthetic of the 20s: the fringe swinging back and forth, the loud music, the exaggerate make-up, the beaded dresses, the headbands, the fun, the unconditional sensation of freedom while dancing the night away, smoking and driving automobiles.

Whether taking a modern approach of the flapper dress or just reinterpreting the use of fringe,  Nina Ricci, Bottega Veneta, Rodarte, Salvatore Ferragamo brought it back in the spotlight for their 2013 collections.OSCAR-de-la-renta-pre-fall-2013-dress-runway-fringe-silver-dress

Oscar de la Renta Pre-fall 2013

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Bottega Veneta SS2013

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Marchesa SS2013

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Nina Ricci SS2013

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Rodarte SS2013

all photos via vogue.com

The 2013 Academy Awards – The Outfits

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This is it! The 2013 Academy Awards took place last night at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood. As expected, there were a lot of actresses who walked the red carpet. Among my favorites was probably Naomi Watts in Giorgio Armani, who easily managed to pull off that look. I also liked Alicia Vikander & Sandra Bullock, both in Elie Saab. Jessica Chastain wore a simple yet very classy and sophisticated design by Armani Privé. I would also add on this list Charlize Theron‘s Dior gown and Anne Hathaway‘s Prada dress. See all the looks below:

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The 2012 Emmy Awards – The Outfits

There were a lot of colors on the red carpet last night. Heidi Klum wore a beautiful Alexandre Vauthier gown with a  very plunging neckline while the “Modern Family” actress, Sofia Vergara, looked like a veritable mermaid in a Zuhiar Murad dress. Nicole Kidman opted for blue as well, wearing a Antonio Berardi dress.

Opting for blue as well, Julianne Hough wore an impressive Geroges Hobeika Couture gown. The dress was embellished with Swarovski crystals.

Sarah Paulson wore a very elegant Resort 2013 gown by Reem Acra. Lucy Liu walked the red carpet in a silver Versace dress while Hayden Panettiere chose a Marchesa ensemble. I have to say, this Marchesa gown doesn’t work for me at all.

Emilia Clarke wore a wonderful purple sequin Chanel ensemble. I love the dress! Kelly Osbourne looked lovely in an elegant Zac Posen gown. Kristen Wiig opted for a white Balenciaga dress, part of the 2006 Spring/Summer Collection.

Both Kat Dennings & Jena Malone opted for J. Mendel gowns. Kat wore a red Pre-FALL 2012 dress while Jena donned a Resort 2013 gown. Ginnifer Goodwin added more color to the event with her elegant Monique Lhuillier dress.

Ladys opted for yellow…on the list: Kaley Cuoco, Claire Dannes, Julianne Moore & Leslie Mann. Kaley, who plays Penny on The Big Bang Theory, wore an Angels Sanchez dress. Claire Danes chose a simple Lanvin ensemble while Leslie Mann opted for a Naeem Khan Spring 2013 dress.

Julianne Moore wore a Christian Dior Couture gown from the Fall 2012 collection.

Julie Bowen who was also one of the winners of the night attended the event in a Resort 2013 gown by Monique Lhuillier.

The beautiful “Mad Men” actress, Christina Hendricks, wore a Christian Siriano dress. Kerry Washington opted for a wonderful silver Vivienne Westwood dress, while Allison Williams wore an Oscar de la Renta ensemble.

Emily VanCamp wore a J. Mendel Resort 2013 dress. Although the color doesn’t say much, the feminine design make it worth it.

There were also ladys who went for the classic colors, black & white. January Jones donned an impressive Zac Posen gown. Jessica Parre opted for a simple, yet very elegant dress by Jason Wu. Zosia Mamet wore Bihbu Mahopatra. (pictures via: zimbio.com)