The Best-Dressed List: This Week’s Winning Looks

EACH WEEK, OUR FASHION EDITOR DECIDES WHO DESERVES TOP HONORS

 

Feminine looks ruled the red carpet this week. With rich florals, embellishments, and layered silhouettes, each of these looks offer an of-the-moment twist on classic beauty.

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  1. Michelle Monaghan donned a romantic floral Dolce & Gabbana dress at a gala in Beverly Hills, perfectly balancing a lavish color palette with timeless accessories and a neutral beauty look.
  2. Jessica Alba turned to a ladylike top and full skirt from Lela Rose, letting the pearls and embellishments shine with a simple and chic chignon hairstyle.
  3. Poppy Delevingne took a bohemian approach, wearing a flowy chiffon gown from Chanel’s Resort 2015 collection at the label’s dinner to celebrate N°5 The Film.

 
By Nicole Andrew, Fashion Editor

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October 17, 2014

Michelle Obama Celebrates Fashion (and SPANX®)

Michelle Obama is on a mission to support American fashion – beyond just wearing her favorite labels. Proof? Yesterday, the always-elegant First Lady assembled a roster of big-name designers and 150 design students at the White House for a series of workshops, panels, and networking events.

Michelle Obama White House Fashion

Image via Instagram

The goal of the occasion – associated with her Reach Higher initiative – was to open doors for emerging talent from the Fashion Institute of Technology, Parsons, and more. Michelle even sported one of the student designs: a racerback blue dress by FIT’s Natalya Koval.

Along with exposing the students to the expertise of Zac Posen, Prabal Gurung, and Lela Rose, FLOTUS shared a patriotic success story. Citing SPANX founder Sara Blakely’s growth into a billionaire entrepreneur, Michelle reminded the designers that hard work remains at the core of the fashion business. Sara took jobs at Disney World and in fax-machine sales to save the money she needed for her first SPANX product. And that’s right about when Michelle declared that, “We all wear them with pride.”

So there you have it: FLOTUS is as big a fan of SPANX as you are.

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Content Editor

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October 9, 2014

A Guide to Spring Soirees: Designer Lela Rose Shares Her Dress Picks & Hosting Tips

With a fashion label just as chic as her Tribeca home, designer Lela Rose knows how to entertain in style. So, we asked her to share a few of her dress picks and hosting tips for the season ahead. Just read up, then send out those invites – because after this, you’ll be looking for any excuse to throw a party.

Lela Rose Dress and Decor Tips

On Hosting a Tasteful Luncheon:
 “Try fruits or veggies on the table instead of flowers. Then tie it together with a specialty drink that matches your dress.”

On Throwing a Designer Dinner Party:
“Mix glamorous and natural elements on the table and bring that same vibe to your outfit.”

Our Lela Rose Boutique opens Wednesday, April 9, at 11AM ET.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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April 9, 2014

Off Duty With… Lela Rose

BY LAUREN DAVID PEDEN/THE FASHION INFORMER

Lela Rose

Lela Rose can usually be found at her office in Manhattan’s Garment District, overseeing her many-faceted design biz (ready-to-wear, accessories, wedding, bridesmaid, and a Payless shoe collection), which she commutes to via a three-wheeled bicycle with an attached carriage for her beloved terrier, Stitch, who accompanies her everywhere.

When off duty, Rose can be found cooking up a storm at the mod, multi-level Tribeca pad she shares with her husband, Brandon Jones, and their two children, Grey, 9, and Rosey, 4. Designed by architects Dan Wood and Amale Andraos of WORKac and recently completed after a six-year renovation, the designer’s abode features a big open kitchen, a sleeping loft/DJ booth and multi-level table that ascends from the floor and runs the length of the living/dining room (perfect for someone who entertains the way Rose does). Then there’s the basement-level game room, the showers with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a private courtyard, a doggie elevator in the shape of the red Monopoly house for Stitch, and a walk-in “red carpet” closet off the master bedroom that’s the size of most NYC studio apartments.
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April 28, 2011