Remembering Oscar de la Renta

Fashion legend Oscar de la Renta has passed away at the age of 82. The designer was diagnosed with cancer in 2006 and passed away earlier today.

The Dominican designer crafted couture for every woman in the upper crust, from Jacqueline Kennedy and Princess Diana, to Sarah Jessica Parker and Taylor Swift. Most recently, he designed Amal Clooney’s wedding gown in which she famously wed actor George Clooney in September.

daily lifeAmal Clooney and Oscar de la Renta

oscardelarentaSATC Carrie Bradshaw‘s favorite designer was featured in the famous Vogue wedding shoot scene in the SATC movie, and in the episode where Carrie dates ‘The Russian’.

On the runway with supermodels (from left) Eva Herzigova, Naomi Campbell and Gisele Bundchen

Amy Adams, Academy Awards 2013; Freida Pinto, Cannes Film Festival 2014

With Liza Minnelli (left) and Audrey Hepburn (right)

Sarah Jessica Parker in a “signed” Oscar de la Renta gown at the Met Costume Institute Gala, 2014

Dressing the younger generations: Lupita N’yongo (left) and Taylor Swift (right)
With Princess Diana

Images via Vogue UK, Daily Life, Daily Mail,, ibtimes, elasticity.blogspot, InStyle, Pop Sugar

Best Critics’ Choice Movie Awards Red Carpet Dresses

Another day, another awards show, but who cares when there are so many gorgeous red carpet dresses? We break down our favourite celebrity style at today’s 2014 Critics’ Choice Movie Awards.


Love Lupita Nyong’o versatile style so much. From prints to this elegantly minimal Calvin Klein Collection gown and clutch, Lupita is our favourite celebrity fashion star right now.



Cate Blanchett is beautiful is darkest green Lanvin cinched together with a wide black belt.


The belt is a little unnecessary, but Sandra Bullock looks gorgeous in the wine red ruffled Lanvin dress.


It’s nice to see Camila Alves out of her usual red carpet black. She’s simply stunning in a drapey red Paule Ka dress with strappy Oscar Tiye heels.


Jessica Chastain glows in a Nina Ricci dress is such an unusual yet beautiful shade of mint green.


What a pretty shade of hot pink on Amy Adams’ Roland Mouret dress, with contrasting black detailing.

Who’s wearing your favourite red carpet dresses at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards?

Photos: Just Jared

Get the Look: Amy Adams’ American Hustle Premiere Makeup

Amy Adams looked pretty and polished at the American Hustle L.A. premiere last week, with flawless skin, defined eyes and classic rosy lips – the perfect beauty look for holiday parties this summer. Here’s how celebrity makeup artist Stephen Sollitto for Laura Mercier created the look, with some easy makeup tips to get Amy’s radiant look.

Stephen started by moisturising Amy’s skin using using RéVive Sensitif Renewal Cream Daily Cellular Protection Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen.

Next, he applied Laura Mercier Foundation Primer – Hydrating all over Amy’s face. This is a makeup artist favourite for creating a flawless base which keeps your makeup looking dewy and fresh all day and night.

He followed with a product he recommends to everyone: Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer in Natural, which covers any imperfections but allows your skin to shine through.

For Amy’s natural flush, Stephen used Laura Mercier Crème Cheek Colour in Praline to “warm her skin” and create a “perfect, neutral cheek.”

The focus of this look was all about the eyes, so Stephen starting by applying Laura Mercier Sequin Eye Colour in Twinkling Star, followed by Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour in Twilight on her upper and lower lash line and all over her eyelid. When your look is all about the eyes, your best makeup tips are to blend, blend, blend with a soft eyeshadow blend brush, and always start off with a light hand, step back and apply more only if needed.

He lined Amy’s upper and lower lash line using Laura Mercier Graphic Liquid Eyeliner. He then brushed Laura Mercier Tightline Cake Eyeliner in Gunmetal Smoke, all over the eyelid, softening the dark tone of the eyeliner.

To achieve Amy’s luminous eye sparkle, apply a stroke of Laura Mercier Illuminating Eye Colour in Crystal Fantasy to the inner corners of the eyes.

He finished with one of our favourite mascaras, Dior Diorshow Blackout Mascara to her upper and lower lashes.

Stephen applied Laura Mercier Rouge Nouveau Weightless Lip Colour in Café for Amy’s classic rosy lip polish.

What do you think of Amy Adams’ pretty makeup?



This Week’s Best Dressed Celebrity Style

From Amy Adams in picture-perfect plum to Jennifer Lawrence rocking cutting-edge Dior couture, this week’s red carpet has some serious best dressed contenders…

We started the week with The Governors Awards in Hollywood, and boy did it draw some incredible celebrity red carpet dresses.




Angelina Jolie was as beautiful as ever in her dramatic sparkly black Atelier Versace gown, taking home the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.


We’re smitten with Jennifer Garner’s chic and feminine LBD by Dolce & Gabbana. Isn’t that neckline pretty?


Expect to see a lot more purple on the red carpet after Amy Adams’ strapless plum Vivienne Westwood gown.


But Raquel Welch was the real head-turner in her bombastic red figure-hugging dress. Can you believe she’s 73?


It was a busy week for the Hunger Games crew, continuing their whirlwind promotional world tour for the Catching Fire sequel, and Jennifer Lawrence stunned in this unique Dior creation. Perfect for the Paris premiere.





Another city, another Dior Haute Couture gown. We love the prom-inspired neckline and sexy billowing skirt worn over a black basque pulled together with a thick belt.


Meanwhile co-star Elizabeth Banks was radiant in this sculptured hot orange gown with sparkly embellishments at the L.A. premiere.


And if there’s any doubt purple is going to be a big fashion trend, here’s Girls’ star Allison Williams in a royal purple off-the-shoulder L’Wren Scott dress at the CNN Heroes: An All Star Tribute evening in NYC.

Who is your celebrity style all-star this week?