Monday, December 31, 2007
At the 2007 Screen Guild Awards, Katherine Heigl glittered in this orange Kevan Hall dress with Ryan Ryan and Company jewels.
Actress Kimberly Elise opted for the shorter green take of Katherine's Kevan Hall gown to the Hollywood premiere of "The Great Debaters".
Style Verdict: This Kevan Hall couture gown is from the Spring 2007 collection.
Katerhine Heigl and Kimberly Elise in Kevan Hall...who got IT?
Happy New Year to all Obsessed-Hoopla readers!!!
Solange Knowles showed up to Jay-Z's concert at The Pearl wearing this luxe arm candy from Valentino.
This patent leather leather bag from Valentino costs a fashion-forward person as yourself $1,795.000 from Neiman Marcus.
Photos: CL, Renta, Neiman Marucs
At the beginning of 2007, Kelly Rowland was seen front row during New York City Fashion Week...most likely grabbing ideas on how to upgrade her girl-next-door look.
When time came to arrive on the red carpet, Kelly Rowland favor designs from Prada, Armani, Herve Leger, House of Dereon, Dolce and Gabbana, Just Cavalli, Burberry Prosrum, BCBG Max Azria, and Roberto Cavalli.
Aside from all these fab designer clothes she got to wear, Kelly however couldn't let go of her Hermes belt.
Obsessed-Hoopla's 2nd best dressed of 2007 also has love for Prada and Fendi handbags.
Photos: kelly-rowland.net, wireimage.com, hotcelebshome.com
Another trend in 2007 was a classic red strapless gown as worn by Miley Cyrus, Shakira, and Katie Holmes.
Rashida Jones, Tyra Banks, and Ashanti are very much into the bow trend.
Charlize Theron, Paula Patton, and Sienna Miller bought back the flapper look in 2007.
Tyra Banks, Keira Knightley and Amerie placed bangs in the forefront of hairstyles in 2007.
Photos: wireimage.com, justjared.com
Dita Von Teese recently wore this black satin Elie Saab number to the 4th Annual Dubai International Film Festival.
Solange Knowles supported older sister's Beyonce at People magazine Post GRAMMY Party in this frilly cocktail dress from Elie Saab Fall 2006 couture collection.
Style Verdict: Solange offset her black Elie Saab couture dress with beige Christian Louboutin heels while Dita completed her look with black pointy-toe pumps. Both ladies look utterly wonderful in that Elie Saab couture number but I think Solange wears the look better.
Solange Knowles and Dita Von Teese in Elie Saab Couture: who got IT?
Sunday, December 30, 2007
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Bronx-Bred Style pick (see sidebar) Kerry Washington had a juicy career in fashion and film.
On the movie front, Kerry portrayed the other girl in Chris Rock's romantic comedy, "I Think I Love My Wife".
As for fashion, Kerry didn't allow her love for the color blue prevent her from wearing designs from Prada, Armani, Chanel, Luella, Tory Burch, and Catherine Malandrino.
Kerry also kept busy in her gig as L'Oreal spokesmodel and she was featured on the cover of "Essence" magazine.
Her best stunning couture look was when Kerry arrived at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival wearing a strapless Jean Paul Gaultier.
Here's to another successful year for Obsessed-Hoopla's #3 best dressed pick, Kerry Washington!
Aerin Lauder, Estee Lauder's granddaughter, wore this Gucci shift to the designer's The Neue Gallerie New York Winter gala last year.
Corinne Bailey Rae (soul songstress) performed in the same mini from Gucci's Spring 2007 collection at the Live Earth concert.
Paula Patton, wife of singer Robin Thicke, put on the same Gucci dress with a pair of silver Dolce and Gabbana platforms to the 2007 Soul Train Awards.
Aerin Lauder, Paula Patton, and Corrine Bailey Rae in Gucci: who got IT?
Style Verdict: Even though Aerin wore this Gucci brocade dress first back in late December 2006, this Gucci dress had another red carpet run thanks to Corrine Bailey Rae, Kelis (not pictured), and Paula Patton.
Model Lydia Hearst struck a pose in this flapper-inspired Marchesa number at the launch of PUMA line after party at Thompson Hotel in New York City.
Marchesa designer Georgina Chapman attend the British Fashion Awards at the Royal Horticultural Halls in her Fall 2007 collection design - the same day as Lydia Hearst.
Lydia Hearst and Georgina Chapman in Marchesa: who got IT?
Style Verdict: Georgina Chapman and Lydia Hearst wore this Marchesa dress on the same day (Nov. 27th) but at different cities and functions.
Actress Gabrielle Union was seen at Miami Beach hot night spot, Tenjune, wearing these Jimmy Choo t-strap heels.
For $595, these shoes can be yours. Head on over to Saks Fifth Avenue for these Jimmy Choo's.
Saturday, December 29, 2007
Last month, Mariska Hargitay of "Law & Order: SVU" wore this blue satin Zac Posen to the 2007 Safe Horizon Annual Benefit Gala.
Four months prior, actress Julia Stiles rock the same midnight blue Zac Posen look with a pair of Jimmy Choo heels at the London premiere of her film, "The Bourne Ultimatum".
Mariska Hargitay and Julia Stiles in Zac Posen: who got IT?
Style Verdict: Julia went for bare legs while Mariska covered up in black hose. Hmmmm... a draw maybe? Julia and Mariska both own this look in that Zac Posen dress.
Kim Kardashian attended Maxim's 8th Annual Hot 100 Party in silk slip-dress from Just Cavalli.
Actress Elise Neal wore the same stretch silk Just-Cavalli number with a chic Mermaid hem to the 21st Annual Soul Train Music Awards.
Kim Kardashian or Elise Neal: who wore the look better?
Style Verdict: I Heart That has where you can purchase this Just Cavalli dress from.
Shall we thank the success behind her hit, "Umbrella" for Rihanna's sudden change in fashion?
In the past Rihanna favored sequins and a longer hair style but now she's a "Good Girl Gone Bad" but maybe that should be reworded to "Good Girl Gone Couture".
2007 has Rihanna in Herve Leger, Luella, Gucci, Catherine Maladrino, Dolce and Gabbana, Roberto Cavalli, and Dsquared 2 .
Rihanna even walked down the runway for the first time for DSquared 2 Milian fashion show.
The public has taken noticed of Rihanna's style change as she's been on cover of "Allure", "Cosmogirl", and "Seventeen" magazine.
This accomplishment is not too bad for a "covergirl" that had us all under her "umbrella".
Rihanna is Obsessed-Hoopla's 4th best-dressed fashionista of 2007.
TRACEE ELLIS ROSS
Tracee Ellis Ross has admitted to wearing her famous mother's (Diana Ross) clothing out on the red carpet as evident in the first picture on your left in the photo montage.
I love how she maintains her electic sense of style - who knew that Tracee's puffy-sleeved pink Thakoon dress will inspired a style trend on the red carpet?
Hopefully 2008 will see Tracee on the cover of a fashion magazine just like she was featured on Vibe Vixen not too long ago.
In the past year, Tia Mowry's style has changed for the better especially after she attended L.A Fashion week.
Tia is a huge fan of Bebe and Baby Phat as she seen rocking pieces from the wallet-friendly boutique three times out on the red carpet.
2008 will be fun to watch what Tia wears.
Katherine Heigl, who I've been a favorite of since her role in "My Father, My Hero", and her style is always fun to watch from her picks in Kevan Hall to Zac Posen to her love for Valentino pinstruck handbag.
Can you tell red is her favorite color? If she's not wearing a red accessory, she has on red lipstick. Katherine simply can't part from her beloved Valentino bag.
Katherine's best look to me was her black ruffled Anna Sui frock she wore to the GM Ten event earlier this year.
Worst Hair Change: Nelly Furtado
When Nelly Furtado stepped out flaunting her platinum blonde tresses at a pre-VMAs Award show, reactions heard across blogs and fan sites was YIKES! Then again, her new hair color suits the pop sound she created on her Grammy-nominated record, "Loose". I'm just glad Nelly soften the blonde dye as you can see in the photos above. Platinum blonde doesn't enchance her complexion but the honey blonde dye does.
Best Hair Change: Rihanna
To complete this short list, we have Rihanna who step away from the long weave style she adopted for her debut and sophomore records to the most-copied asymmetrical hairstyle in 2007.
Rihanna on her short 'do: "It's very edgy. It's a lot different from how you've seen me before. The short hair, the attitude is very B-girlish. I have a lot of attitude now and I'm not afraid to let it out anymore." [contactmusic.com]
Friday, December 28, 2007
Astrid Munoz during Milan Menswear Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2008 attended Roberto Cavalli fashion show wearing a halter beaded mini from the designer.
Flaunting her dancer-toned legs R&B songbirdCiara rock the same white and gold dress from Roberto Cavalli Spring 2007 collection earlier this year to the 2007 Grammy's.
Astrid Munoz and Ciara in Roberto Cavalli: who got IT?
For $1,750.00, this handbag can be yours. Try this similar look for a fraction of the price.
Photos: wireimage, bergdorf goodman
Hilary Swank attended the 2006 Screen Actors Guild Awards in this white strapless Giambattista Valli taffeta cocktail dress and Jimmy Choo heels.
For Beyonce's 2006 VMA after-party, Kelly Rowland lit up the red carpet in a similar dress which she paired with candy-colored Lorraine Schwartz bangles and earrings.
Hilary Swank and Kelly Rowland in Giambattista Valli: who got the LOOK right?
Style Verdict: Hilary had to fix a last-minute fashion emergency in her Giambattista Valli dress. "The hem was falling out so I uh from my trailer park days I know how to put an outfit together so I was like desperate. I just got a bunch of tape and started taping my dress hemming my dress with some tape." Although this was worn back in 2006, this look resembles the toga fever that heat up the red carpet in 2007.
Solange Knowles continued to turn heads in her sudden love for couture pieces when she attended th 2007 American Music Awards in a beige Giambattista Valli mini-dress which she paired with satin Stella McCartney pumps.
Astrid Munoz wore the fuschia take of this strapless Giambattista Valli dress at Moet and Chandon's Tribute to Nick Knight in London.
Solange Knowles and Astrid Munoz in Giambattista Valli mini-dresses: who got IT?
Style Verdict: This fashion-forward piece came straight off the Giambattista Valli Spring 2007 collection!
Photos: wireimage, exposay
Georgina Chapman (the designer behind Marchesa) first wore this colorful Dolce and Gabbana frock with gold Christian Louboutin pumps to the 2007 Cannes Film Festival.
MTV VJ SuChin Pak wore the same dress at the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards.
Celeb stylist June Ambrose rock the look with black YSL tribute pumps at BET’s Rip the Runway 2007.
Georgina Chapman, SuChin Pak and June Ambrose in Dolce and Gabbana dresses: who got IT?
Thursday, December 27, 2007
Sarah Harding of pop band Girls Aloud wore this strapless BCBG Max Azria frock to perform 'Call The Shots' for The Christmas Day Top of the Pops Special.
Back in August, American Idol winning vocalist Kelly Clarkson put on the same white buttoned BCBG dress with satin coffe-stained pumps at the 2007 Teen Choice Awards
Sarah Harding and Kelly Clarkson in BCBG Max Azria...who got it?
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
The Cheetah Girls vocalist Adrienne Bailon wore this gray cut-out Nicole Miller empire-waist dress with a pair of Miu Miu heels to the Hollywood premiere of "Enchanted".
R&B songstress Mya first rock the modiefied Nicole Miller cocktail dress in mustard to New York City Fashion Week.
Adrienne Bailon and Mya in Nicole Miller dresses: who got IT?
Style Verdict: You can purchase Mya's Nicole Miller dress for $432 over at EDressMe online boutique.
"Ugly Betty" starlet America Ferrera attended the premiere of Showtime's "The Tudors" in this little black dress.
"Saved By The Bell" alum Tiffani Thiessen rock the same sheer dress to 6th Annual Awards Season Diamond Fashion Show Preview.
America Ferrera and Tiffani Thiessen in little black dresses...who got IT?
From the chic Valentino Shopper bag to Balcengia to Chanel to Jimmy Choo to Mulberry, each trendy designer bag were worn ideally in the color red.
Visit here to see who else wore a red handbag in 2007.
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Karolina Kurkova first wore this canary yellow Rachel Roy silk ruched dress with a studded belt and nude open-toe platforms at 11th Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.
Iman struck a pose in the same dress from Rachel Roy's Spring 2007 collection which she paired with a slimming white waist-belt at a Celebration of the Rachel Roy Collection at Saks Fifth Avenue.
Karolina Kurkova and Iman in Rachel Roy dresses...who got IT?
Robin Antin, creator of The Pussycat Dolls, wore this brown Gucci shawl to "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" viewing party back in October. Antin completed her look with a white tee, skinny jeans, and nude Christian Louboutin open-toe platforms.
Missy Elliott attended Ciara's 21st birthday celebration at New York City's Marquee last October in the same Gucci shawl. Missy tucked her skinny jeans into a brown suede boots.
Robin Antin and Missy Elliott in Gucci shawls...who got IT?
Photos: wireimage, C&D
Jo De La Rosa of Bravo's hit series, "The Real Housewives of Orange County" wore this black and white Bebe mini over a pair of black leggings to L.A. Fashion Week.
Angela Simmons from MTV hit, "Run's House" rock the same Bebe tunic as a mini-dress to Nelly and Jermaine Dupri's "Soso Derrty Experience during 2007 NBA All-Star in Las Vegas.
Jo De La Rosa and Angela Simmons in Collection Bebe mini-dresses-who got IT?
Academy Award-nominated actress Queen Latifah wore this strapless Carmen Marc Valvo gown at the Westwood premiere of her film, "Hairspray" back in July.
"The Insider" journalist Lara Spencer rock the same dress to The 79th Annual Academy Awards.
Style Verdict: Queen Latifah is wearing a platinum blonde wig on the red carpet to support her film, "Hairspray". The fit of this Carmen Marc Valvo doesn't appeal to Lara's figure but the color is flattering on Dana Owens (Queen Latifah's actual name) and Lara.
"Dancing with the Stars" dancer Karina Smirnoff wore a blue strapless French Connection "wizard" dress to the 61st Annual Mother Goose Parade pre-parade dinner party at Hotel Solamar. Karina decided to offset her look with rusty brown heels and a little shoulder bag.
In New York City, Tori Spelling rock the burgundy take of Karina's strapless French Connection dress at the 2007 Out 100 Awards at Cipriani Wall Street. Tori completed her look with blue suede open-toe platforms and a chic clutch.
Style Verdict: This look of this French Connection dress screams elegant and sassy. I think Karina pull of this look better. Those loving this dress are in luck because this look would cost you only $148!
Monday, December 24, 2007
Flaunting her curly coif, actress Jada Pinkett-Smith wore this emerald green Versace strapless mini at the New York premiere of her husband's blockbuster thriller "I Am Legend".
Adrienne Bailon of musical group The Cheetah Girls rock the modified ruched dress to the 2006 American Music Awards.
Style Verdict: Perhaps the see-through of Jada's Versace dress is the reason why she choose to wear a coat over her red carpet look. Both ladies pull off wearing this green Versace gown.
Photos: wireimage, CL
Eva Cavalli attended "Poiret: King of Fashion" Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in black beaded Roberto Cavalli gown.
In the brown beaded style of Eva's floor-length gown, R&B songbird Beyonce Knowles belted out the Oscar-nominated ballad, "Listen" at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards.
Style Verdict: Other being Italian designer Roberto Cavalli's muse Eva is also his wife. Beyonce takes her overall look up a notch with a white flower placed in her hair wheras Eva completed look with a fur shrug.
Photos: wireimage, style, beyonceworld
Four fashion-forward ladies all worn this lacy Just Cavalli dress on the catwalk but who pull off the look best?
"Desperate Housewives" actress Nicollette Sheridan at The 7th Annual El Sue¤o De Esperanza hosted by Eva Longoria at The Lot.
Ivana Trump at the Just Cavalli New York Flagship store opening during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2008.
Movie producer Tracey Edmonds at "Good Luck Chuck" premiere which was held at the Mann National Theatre.
Michelle Trachtenberg at the Just Cavalli New York Flagship store opening during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2008.
Style Verdict: Nicollette and Ivana worn the same dress in blue whereas Tracey and Michelle rock the satin style.
At the historic Orpheum Theatre, Shana Wall, girlfriend of Ryan Seacret, wore this purple Herve Leger dress to The Third Annual LA Fashion Awards show.
R&B vocalist Adriene Bailon wore the same form-fitting bandage dress to Diddy's "Unforgivable Woman" fragrance launch in New York City.
Ryan Seacreast, known for producing E! series, "Keeping with the Kardashians" and host of "American Idol", turns 34!
Ricky Martin, the Grammy Award-winning vocalist behind the hits, "Livin' La Vita Loca", "She Bangs", and "Nobody Wants To Be Lonely" turns 36!