Welcome back! Hopefully if you spent all day Monday missing the weekend like I did – Ode To The Weekend - Tuesday was a little easier to face. Let’s get our week started stylishly with some great looks - I’ve got everything from movie premieres to men’s fashion to blogger street style on the docket for today, so enjoy!
Such a relaxed, chic look. Not only do I love the casual striped top paired with leopard print heels, cropped pants are one of my favorite things about Spring!
Purple & black is a great color combination, it makes this look dramatic while the cut of the dress keeps it demure. How do you feel about the heels with visible socks trend? I think that it's incredibly cute...
The black petal shorts with tights and pale shoes is a very sweet, girly combination, really great for Spring. My favorite part is definitely the silver collar necklace worn visibly over the pale blouse.
The edgy, rock n' roll vibe is what made me stop at this look. I love the studded belt, stacked bracelets and leather extras mixed with the moody fabric of the mini dress. This is a great nighttime look!
Garance Dore captures a look here that's perfect for Spring. I love the un-matching brights, they're eye-catching and fun.
Natalie Portman looked adorable in a chic head-to-toe Christian Dior ensemble. (I'm not jealous, I swear.) Love the demure dress, the classic trench, and the ooh-la-la shoes. Anyone else ready to run away to Paris for Springtime fashion with me?
I love love love shift dresses, but what initially caught my eye here was the gorgeous combination of colors and textures. I just wanted to reach out and touch it! And again with the adorable socks & heels combo...
If you're excited to throw on some brights for Spring but need to work your way up to a more all over look, this is the perfect segue for you. Add a single gorgeous, colorful piece and go with neutrals, black, or another dark hue for the rest of your outfit. Baby steps!
This is a gorgeous, dramatic, eye-catching gown - Just what Zac Posen does best. Sometimes its fun to see the runway version versus the "real life" outcome. Miss Lily looks stunning, as does Hilary Rhoda. Well done ladies!
Who knew layering cable knits could be so chic? The slightly contrasting greys add a depth to this look while the knits have a really great texture. And somehow his popped collar manages to look anything but pretentious.
A white suit can be incredibly chic (so long as you don't spill...) and I especially like the polka dot pussy bow blouse Bruna paired with it. Those T-Straps are pretty killer too!
And last but hardly least…
Neiman Marcus did a great piece recently that featured Chriselle Lim from The Chriselle Factor, LA’s Marie Hindkaer Anderson from Blame It On Fashion, actress Ashley Madekwe of Ring My Bell, Annabelle Fleur from Viva Luxury, Liz Cherkasova of Late Afternoon fame, and Nini Nguyen of Nini’s Style, called Bloggers Wear: Daytime Clutches.
As much as I love red carpet fashion and scoping out what my favorite A-list fashionistas like Diane Kruger and Zoe Saldana are wearing on the street, I also love to see what real people are wearing in their real lives, and bloggers give us some great looks to aspire to. Oh, and I LOVE day clutches.
Have a great rest of the day, back tomorrow with more!
Happy Tuesday! I don’t know about you, but I have quite the week ahead of me and losing myself in some pretty pictures each day is a MUST in order to preserve my sanity. So enjoy the pretty that I have planned for you this week!
Diane looking tres chic in contrasting colors and patterns. The dress in interesting and eye-catching but it was those shoes that stole the show in my opinion.
Can you imagine anything more adorable or more Alexa? A basic, well-worn tee paired with a gold sequined mini skirt. Perfection! I just wish that I could see her shoes...
Zoe Saldana looking fresh-faced and ready for Spring in an adorable coral Alexis Mabille crocheted dress. I love the color and especially the gorgeous bronze accessories that she paired with it.
Miranda Kerr stunned in a printed coat and great Louis Vuitton bag - Proving yet again that she's one of the girls to watch when it comes to street style.
I love the combination of prints here - the black & white geometric mixed with a Spring floral. I also love those shoes & need that jacket desperately!
Natalia Vodianova was the picture of understated French elegance during Paris Fashion Week. I love the zipper details on the textured dress and the idea of wearing a turtleneck underneath.
Magdalena Frackowiak's flat boots here were just too cute not to share. Love, love, love this casual & fun, but 100% chic look.
Heather Marks walked Joe Fresh @ World MasterCard Fashion Week in Toronto with Meghan Collison & Alanna Zimmer. Colorful & toasty warm!
Interested in seeing what the top models are wearing these days as they relax post-fashion week? Modelinia has photos of everyone from Hanne Gaby Odiele and Elettra Wiedemann to Victoria’s Secret Angels Doutzen Kroes and Candice Swanepoel.
Are you a Hunger Games devotee? Well here’s a little red carpet action to wet your appetites…
The Hunger Games Los Angeles Premiere Red Carpet:
Leslie Mann blew all the kids out of the water in a Monique Lhuillier jumpsuit. Chic and fun - j'adore!
Great cocktail dress! Its fun and eye-catching but the high-neck keeps it from being too too.
Odette Annable looked sleek and adorable in her simple green dress. Perfect standout look for a red carpet.
The Hunger Games London Premiere Red Carpet:
Elizabeth Banks looked stunning in this yellow Bill Blass confection. A great, head-turning color for a blonde.
I like that this isn't your standard young male on the red carpet look... It's interesting and different, a nice change of pace - Way to go Josh!
The Hunger Games Germany Premiere Red Carpet:
This custom Elie Saab number suited Miss Banks to a T. She's setting these HG red carpets on fire!
The three-piece grey suit is quite sharp but the highlight of this look is the striped shirt & checkered tie combo. Brilliant!
Now don’t forget to enter the Spring Giveaway for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate from Bloomingdale’s. What better way to start a new Spring season?
Well, we’ve all survived the month full of fashion weeks – from New York to London to Milan to Paris. Am I the only one buzzing with ideas and dying for the weather to improve so that I can get to the business of dressing, and accessorizing, for Spring?
To celebrate the changing seasons and the florals, brights and “pops of color” we’ll soon be sporting, I’d like to offer you all a little shopping money to help you get ready for Spring.
I will randomly pick one winner this Saturday, March 24 and mail them a $50 gift certificate from Bloomingdale’s to help with your Spring shopping needs and there are FOUR ways to enter to win this contest, choose as many as you’d like!
[1.] Leave a comment on this post telling me what trend you’re most excited to try out this Spring, or what piece(s) and/or accessory you need to make your Spring wardrobe complete.
[2.] Follow MCLV on Facebook and leave a message telling me what trend you’re most excited to try out this Spring, or what piece(s) and/or accessory you need to make your Spring wardrobe complete.
[3.] Follow MCLV on Twitter and send me a tweet telling me what trend you’re most excited to try out this Spring, or what piece(s) and/or accessory you need to make your Spring wardrobe complete. Be sure to start your response with @Moicontrelavie to be sure that I get it.
[4.] Send me an email telling me what trend you’re most excited to try out this Spring, or what piece(s) and/or accessory you need to make your Spring wardrobe complete.
You can pick ANY trend you like, ANY piece you’re dying to wear, ANY accessory you’re excited to try. I’m not going to judge your taste whatsoever, I just want to hear what you’re looking forward to.
Good luck everyone!
Want to trade your chic white winter coat for a crisp, stylish white dress when the weather warms up? EatBreathFashion.com has a breakdown of the pieces you’ll need to recreate Katherine Mcphee’s recent adorable white look for her Smash premiere. You can also see ShopBop.com’s white dress offerings here - they have all different styles, lengths and fabrics.
Behind the scenes video for the Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2012 advertising campaign photo shoot - Pretty Pretty Pretty!
Need some more inspiration for your Spring/Summer wardrobe? Check out the styling of the looks that will hit Zara in March or the Club Monaco Summer 2012 lookbook here. You can also read about Rachel Bilson’s Must Have picks for the upcoming warm weather here.
Did you get a chance to review my photos and reviews from New York Fashion Week Fall 2012 shows & street style? You can also see FabSugar’s round-ups: Best Coats, Top Trends & Standout Shoes.
Health & Fitness:
Interested in giving running a try? Strength Running has the basics for you – How to Start Running from Scratch: A Complete Beginner’s Guide or read FitSugar’s How To Run Pain-Free.
Upset stomach? Rather than reaching for the pink stuff, check out this article on 7 Foods To Help Ease An Upset Stomach from FitSugar.
Want to add a healthy dose of fiber and omega-3s to your diet? Try flax seeds! FitSugar has 8 Recipes Made With Flax.
Confused by which oils you should be using when you cook or interested in trying something new? Check out The Cooking Oil Comparison Chart from Eating Rules.
Pressed for time but want to squeeze in a quick endorphin boosting, calorie burning working? Try FitSugar’s 10 minute leg workout or Sports Illustrated model Julie Henderson’s Power Body workout with fitness guru David Kirsch.