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Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Red Carpet Trend: Hot Metallics

Hey hey!
So a lot of recent events caused red carpets to roll, and it seems the urban gliterrati decided to bring back the metallic trend for fall. Let's take a look...
Sweet singer Tweet makes a statement...
... in a thigh length shimmery sequined frock paired with boots.
And actress Denise Boutte...

...recently channeled Tina Turner in a hot gold sequined cocktail.
Gorgeous acress Kerry Washinton opted for silver...
... but went for a more demure v-neck wrap dress and matching metallic sandals.
While Eva the Diva...

..stunted in an almost plastic looking strapless with sky high shoes.
Songstress Chrisette Michelle...
...went all brassy in a cute yet conservative dress.
And uber designer Tracy Reese...

...offered just a punch of silver in her jacket and t-strapped shoes.
Want the look? I of course have a few suggestions.
For full on metal, go with a dress....
Left to Right: Strapless Metallic Dress, $148, www.bananarepublic.com; Aqua Paneled Sequin Tunic, $194, www.bloomingdales.com; Nicole Miller Sequined Dress, $294, www.neimanmarcus.com; Tadashi Cold Shoulder Dress, $350, www.bloomingdales.com.
Too much metallic fever? Go a little softer with a jacket....
Left to Right: Alvin Valley Metallic Cropped Jacket, $269, www.neimanmarcus.com; Brocade Cropped Jacket, $148, www.ardenb.com; Kensie Gold Foil Metallic Jacket, $88, www.nordstrom.com.
Or keep it really simple (and more affordable) in your day to day with metallic accessories...

Left to Right:
BCBGirls Tate Bootie
, $128.95, www.nordstrom.com; Big Buddha Uptown Bag, $85, www.ebags.com; Whiting + Davis Sleek Shoulder Bag, $75,www.nordstrom.com; Michael by Michael Kors Francesca Ballet Flat, $109, www.bloomingdales.com.
Smootches!
PS Part two of the 'Blacks in Fashion' discussion goes down October 15th at 7pm! Tickets are on sale for only $15. Click here to purchase. I'll be there!

Fashion News:
*Is it hot out there? The Telegraph in the UK reports that climate changes are creating a 'fashion disaster.'
*A German pub maintains that Racism Clouds Paris Fashion Shows. The Daily Mail in London thinks so too.
*The latest from Cathy Horyn of the New York Times and Robin Givhan.

4 comments:

The LuxNoir Crew said...

I'm loving these metallic dresses. I've got to cop one.

Brooks
www.luxnoir.blogspot.com

Look Me Up said...

The Flats are a good look plus they are comfortable.

The Bee is out!

Nikki Porche'r said...

I must say, that's the first time I seen Eva in an off the rack dress. I just bought that from Bebe last week. Hopefully it looks that good on me too.

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