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Fashion Forecast: Eastern Empire

By Tanya Leigh Ta on
Diane Kruger, Zac Posen, Proenza Schouler, Armani Prive (PacificCoastNews.com, Imax Tree)Designers leaned toward the East for Fall 2012, their inspiration manifesting itself in the form of rich brocades, obi belts, and painterly florals. Interpretations ranged from Jason Wu's grandiose tongue-in-cheek Chinoiserie to Proenza Schouler's sporty kimono jackets.As always, Hollywood's leading ladies were the first to try the new trend, with stars like Jessica Alba and Taylor Swift showing us...Read Full Story

Fashion Forecast: Sky-High Slits

By Tanya Leigh Ta on
(Getty, Imax Tree)Angelina Jolie's right leg has started a revolution. It's only a matter of time before people flock to gowns with up-to-there slits to get in on the sexy (but oh-so-tasteful) trend. Getting to flaunt your quads AND your fancy footwear while still looking like a classy high-fashion baller? Genius.Let's delve into some runway inspiration and check out how queens of drool-worthy style like JLo and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley are getting a leg up on the red carpet.(Getty)Let's...Read Full Story

Fashion Forecast: Provocative Pleats

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Emma Stone, J. Mendel, Christian Dior, BCBG Max Azria (Getty, Imax Tree)You might typically associate pleats with school girl uniforms and modest librarian-esque attire, but accordion folds are in the midst of a revolution. The classic detail has swept the runways and red carpet in in the form of sheer chiffon, iridescent silks and revealing new cuts.From Victoria's Secret Angel Miranda Kerr to vetted style pro Olivia Palermo, stars have been quick to join the whimsical apparel movement. With...Read Full Story

Fashion Forecast: Wrapped Up With a Bow

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(Bauer Griffin, Imax Tree)Remember those plastic bow hair clips you wore in elementary school? The cute ribbon-adorned dresses and bow-print shirts that made you feel oh-so-pretty? Good news, girly-girls: The versatile detail has transcended youthful whimsy to become wrapped up in the grandeur of high fashion.In other words: bows are officially cool. The proof? Aside from the domination of this ladylike runway look, a slew of today's favorite fashion leaders are embracing the charming trend...Read Full Story

Fashion Forecast: Athletic Allure

By Tanya Leigh Ta on
(Getty, Imax Tree)Move aside, feminine frivolities, it's game time. A handful of designers are shaking things up with sporty racerbacks, bulky zippers and loads of mesh. If you thought these elements were strictly for the track, you're sorely mistaken. From the street to the red carpet, celebs are already dashing out to try the athletic style. (Getty)Breakout style star Miranda Kerr sexied up the trend—as she tends to do—with this peplum Peter Pilotto dress (say that 10 times fast!). The...Read Full Story

Fashion Forecast: Potent Pastels

By Tanya Leigh Ta on
Getty, ImaxTreeThere's no better indication of fashion's changing mood than color. For Spring 2012, harsh primaries were ousted, leaving two new palettes to try: citrus hues on one end of the spectrum and soft pastels on the other. The muted pinks, yellows, blues and greens give an aura of tranquility with an underlying youthful kick.Many of our favorite celebrity style enthusiasts have lead the way with whimsical feathered dresses like Sarah Jessica Parker or minimalist statement pieces like...Read Full Story

Fashion Forecast: Citrus Notes

By Tanya Leigh Ta on
(Getty, Imax Tree)Color-blocking and bold primaries may have ruled supreme last season, but fashion is taking a much welcomed turn toward vivid citrus hues for spring and summer. There's no better way to get a jump-start on the coming trend (and warm up your winter wardrobe) than with a touch of tangy color.Designers as classically elegant as Vera Wang and Oscar de la Renta looked to these tart brights to make their Spring 2012 collections pop, inspiring stars as chic as Charlize Theron to...Read Full Story