Wednesday

Five Women Fighting for One Man...OSCAR

A few days late but here it goes... the good, the bad, and the OOOOGLAY at the Oscars. This year was a bit disappointing though, no Bjork-esque animal dresses
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or down to THERE Jlo dresses
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Just plain old gowns.

THE GOOD
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Nicole Kidman in Balenciaga. Me LIKE! She looks so elegant and bold in this crimson dress, and I love the visible bow. I would definitely choose this dress

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Best Supporting Actress nominee Rinko Kikuchi in Chanel Haute Couture. She is definitely one to watch, and I'm in LOVE with this dress.

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Maggie Gyllenhaal in Proeza Schouler. And she just had a baby too!

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Cate Blanchett in Armani Privé. Leading the fashion brigade in the trendiest of trends right now: METALLIC DRESSES. Yet she pulls it off without an ounce of tackiness.

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Best Actress Helen Mirren in Christian Lacroix. She looked absolutely stunning, and I loved all the comments from the younger men about how they wanted her. Smart boys!

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Daniel Craig with Satsuki Mitchell, in Alberta Ferretti. No, I don't know who she is either, I just thought her dress was kind of pretty.

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Actress Veronica Webb with Zac Posen (GOD) at an Oscar Afterparty. I like her dress, it's bold but still classy.

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Leelee Sobieski in Naeem Khan. Another Glitteratti Girl. I almost feel like this type of dress is overdone, but I like it. It reminds me of a Tory Burch dress I saw at Bergdorf's the other day.
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Sequin Tunic, $750.00 (YIPES!) http://www.toryburch.com/catalog_detail.aspx?cid=474&id=16581

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Justin Portman with Natalia Vodianova in Christian Dior Haute Couture by John Galliano. I'm not really sure I like this one, but she's my favorite model and she can pull off ANYTHING because she's gorgeous. SIGH.

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Victoria Beckham at an afterparty in Azzedine Alaïa. I don't much like the dress on her plastic body, but I've got to separate my opinion of the dress from my opinion of the person!

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Clive Owen. He's just darn sexy.

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Leo. Because he's darn sexy too.

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Gael García Bernal and Diego Luna. Because they're BOTH darn sexy.


Sacha Baron Cohen with Isla Fischer in Monique Lhuillier. Smart redhead, green is our best color.
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Anne Hathaway in Valentino. I think I like this. I do, I like it. Why was Ryan Seacrest making fun of it?

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Rachel Weisz in Vera Wang

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Penelope Cruz in Atelier Versace

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Kate Winslet in Valentino. I LOVE HER. I want to be the American Kate Winslet.


THE MAYBES?

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Naomi Watts in Escada. I THINK i like this.. but something about the black against the pale yellow is off-putting.

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Reese Witherspoon in Escada. I'm just not feelin' her in this dress, though it's pretty

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Best Supporting Actress Jennifer Hudson in Oscar de la Renta. That singing competition between her and Beyoncé was semi-ridiculous, they were both so obviously trying to out-sing each other!

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Will Smith, Jaden Smith, and Jada Pinkett Smith in Carolina Herrera

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Beyonce in Armani Privé. Pretty...

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Gwyneth Paltrow in Zac Posen. I don't know about this color on her.

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Kirsten Dunst in Chanel. What do you all think about it? I want your feedback, I really don't know. I don't think it's very figure flattering, but that might be just because she has terrible posture.

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Chloë Sevigny in vintage Thierry Mugler. Chloë I'm surprised at you, I expected something better. I usually really like her fashion risks.

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Jennifer Lopez in Marchesa. I don't think this dress is very flattering on her.

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Katie Holmes in Armani Privé. This just pisses me off a bit because it seems like she's trying to steal the spotlight from the REAL stars. Why the insane train, Katie?

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Anika Noni Rose in Naeem Khan. I guess I like this... I just don't know how I feel about floor-length METAL

Photobucket - Video and Image HostingAbigail Breslin in Simin. She's too cute to criticize. Oh, and that 12 year old is wearing Harry Winston Jewelry!

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Emily Blunt in Calvin Klein. It's nice, but just not my cup of tea.

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Patricia Field in David Dalrymple for House of Field

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Eva Green in Givenchy. Eh? This doesn't fit very well.

THE BAD(ish?)

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Jessica Biel in Oscar de la Renta. Who wears HOT PINK to the OSCARS? I just don't like it. I don't like it at all. I'm being harsh here.

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My life is hectic as all Hell right now, but I'm working on the Fall 2007 Runway Trends article as we speak... and keep holding your breath for the NYC thrift and vintage guide, it's coming! Actually, don't hold your breath, it ain't coming that soon!

That's all for now, I love to hear your opinions
email me at fashioninsider00@aol.com
Love, Arianna

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Friday

Fall 2007 Runway Styles Part 1-My Dream Closet

Fashion week is almost over, full of fabulous parties and beautiful people. Someday I hope to be sitting front row at my favorite shows, but for now I'll settle for late night show-watching on Style.com.

This season wasn't my favorite, but it had a few really great pieces. My new favorite brands (basically unknowns), are Yigal Azrouel, TSE, Peter Som, Derek Lam, and Alexander Wang. This season was filled with BLACK, BLACK, and more BLACK, so I tried to find the color in all that dismal darkness. Enjoy and feel free to post your favorites from this season in the comments!

MY IDEAL CLOSET
In dreamland, where I just accepted my Best Actress Oscar and am also Editor-in-Chief of one of the world's biggest fashion magazines, these are my clothes.

The "that's such a gorgeous color on you!" dress
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Threeasfour
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Peter Som

Flapper Girl Dress
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Fendi

The Quintessential LBD
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Peter Som

The "I look so cool when I run to the store to get milk" outfit
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Alexander Wang

Cute casual party dress
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Alexander Wang

Oscar Gowns
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Nicole Miller
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Zac Posen
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Monique Lhuillier
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Carlos Miele


The "fancy brunch with the family" Dress
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Diane Von Furstenberg

"Shopping with the girls" dress
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Diane Von Furstenberg

Lovely Fall Flowers Dress
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Reem Acra

Grecian Goddess Dress
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Plum perfect dress
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i LOVE sweetheart necklines
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Alexander Wang
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Luella
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Vena Cava

The Funeral Outfit
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Bill Blass

Classic lace/Victorian little girl Dress
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Betsey Johnson

The Hottest Dresses I've Ever Seen
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Erdem
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Brian Reyes

Sexy Soldier Girl coat
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Aquascatum

The Classic Red Wrap Dress
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Diane Von Furstenberg

The "I'm innocent but still hot" dresses
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Peter Som
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Peter Som

Casual and Cute in Black and White
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Lovely and Simple
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The "Modern Art" Dress
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Derek Lam

Singin' the Blues
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Temperley
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Temperley
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Temperley
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Proenza Schoulder
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Monique Lhuillier
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Y-3

THE CASUAL CORNER
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Peter Som
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Lela Rose
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Brian Reyes
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badgley mischka
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Benhaz Sarafpour
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Temperley
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Ruffian
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Rag & Bone
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Rag & Bone
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Pringle of Scotland
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Peter Som
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Yigal Azrouel
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Yigal Azrouel
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Yigal Azrouel
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Yigal Azrouel
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Yigal Azrouel
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Yigal Azrouel
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VPL
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VPL
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TSE
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Tory Burch

Gray is DEFINITELY My Favorite Color
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Zac Posen
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Zac Posen
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Y & Kei
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TSE
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Monique Lhuillier
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Peter Som

Coming up next: Fall 2007 Runway Styles Part 2-The New Trends
in the works... The New York Shopping Guide-Thrift and Vintage stores
After Sunday... Fashions of the Academy Awards (plus my snide little comments on the winners and losers)

-Arianna
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