August 22 2014

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5 posts tagged "Reem Acra"

Golden Girls: Stylists Karla Welch and Kemal Harris Take Us Inside the Glamorous Globes


Olivia, Amy, and Zooey

As we’re sure you’re aware, last night, Hollywood’s elite walked the red carpet for the Golden Globes. But it wasn’t just a big evening for the actors and directors who took home gilded statuettes—it’s an important affair for fashion folk, too. Mega stylists Karla Welch and Kemal Harris were not just on the scene, but also behind the scenes dressing co-host Amy Poehler (who looked svelte in Stella McCartney), Elisabeth Moss (who took home a best actress award while wearing J. Mendel), Olivia Wilde (who was radiant in Gucci Première), Zooey Deschanel (who opted for an elegant Oscar de la Renta gown), Robin Wright (who shimmered in Reem Acra while accepting her best actress honor), Hailee Steinfeld (who partied in Andrew Gn), and more. Here, Welch shares the pair’s Golden Globes diary and gives a firsthand account of what it’s like to dress leading ladies for one of Hollywood’s most glam-packed events.

Zooey Deschanel's Oscar de la Renta look

Here’s a behind-the-scenes peek at Zooey Deschanel’s Oscar de la Renta look for the Globes.

Amy's Clutch

This is a custom cuff I designed for Jacob & Co. with the Rauwolf clutch that Amy Poehler carried.

Stella Night

Amy Poehler had a Stella night.


The beginning! Sketches and swatches from the Stella team.

amy jewels

For Amy’s opening look, we went for Neil Lane vintage gold. Our mantra was, “What would Carol Burnett do?” Sometimes, more is more and it’s always better to have fun! Continue Reading “Golden Girls: Stylists Karla Welch and Kemal Harris Take Us Inside the Glamorous Globes” »

What To Wear When You’re Expecting A Baby…And A Gold Statue, Too


The Golden Globes are this Sunday and the Oscars will be here in a flash, which means the red-carpet speculation has begun in earnest at’s offices. From what we’ve witnessed at our pre-fall appointments, the A-lister every designer is angling to dress seems to be Best Actress nom—and expectant mom—Natalie Portman. How else to account for the return of the empire waist, as seen on Valentino‘s long and lacy black gown (left)? We can’t say for certain that Marion Cotillard, Jennifer Connelly, or Penélope Cruz will be showing off their baby bumps in the coming weeks, but if they do, body-skimming halter gowns from Derek Lam and Reem Acra are two flattering and comfortable options. On the other hand, a bit of flash is always welcome, and Peter Dundas’ neo-hippie number for Emilio Pucci would look great on a wild child with child—Kate Hudson, we’re talking to you.

Click for a slideshow, and let us know how you think expectant celebs should accessorize their bumps on the red carpet.

Photo: Courtesy of Valentino

Short And Sweet To The Stage?


The silhouettes we’ve been seeing on the runways and at our pre-fall appointments have been long, long, long. But no matter—at last night’s People’s Choice Awards, the celebrities (and their stylists) spoke, and they said “short.” Thigh-grazing frocks were the look of the evening, from Leighton Meester’s flower-embroidered Vionnet to Taylor Swift’s J. Mendel (the same dress recently seen on Natalie Portman on the cover of Vogue). And in what could be an argument for dressing for the award you want to win, Kristen Stewart looked as glittering as a gold trophy in her Reem Acra minidress—and beat Angelina Jolie to walk off with the Favorite Movie Actress prize.

Photos: Mark Sullivan / WireImage

New Kids On The Block: The Unknown (For Now) Designers At The Grammys


Sure, the red carpet glittered at last night’s Grammys with many of the usual suspects—Zuhair Murad, Alberta Ferretti, and Reem Acra, for example—but the real story was the names that had us heading for Google. Katy Perry turned heads in a strapless bubblegum pink confection with elaborate origami-like detail from designer Basil Soda (Paula Abdul also donned a dress by the Lebanese designer, though less successfully); while Brit-import Estelle stole the show from Kanye West in a futuristic frock by Kuala Lampur-based designer Bernard Chandran. Keeping things a little more local was Jordin Sparks, who turned to Arizonan Debra Davenport for her asymmetrical rose-printed gown. Will stylists follow suit and embrace the unknowns for the upcoming Oscars? Stay tuned.

Photo: Frazer Harrison / Getty Images

pink is the new blue


For most brides, “something borrowed, something blue” is akin to a religious commandment. But Brides magazine is turning the usual wedding color scheme on its head with its Something Pink initiative, which supports research on breast cancer. The bridal bible asked 21 designers to create custom gowns in a rose-colored theme, with proceeds going to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. (For those brides with more traditional tastes, sales of the ivory and white versions will benefit BCRF as well.) The philanthropic frocks, by such luminaries as Vera Wang, Reem Acra, Monique Lhuillier, and Carolina Herrera, were photographed for the November issue of Brides. One pink dress, by Anjolique, will be making an appearance in the Renée Zellweger-produced Lifetime Original Movie Living Proof, about a UCLA doctor who pioneered the development of a breast cancer drug treatment in the late eighties. The film will premiere on October 18.


Photo: Courtesy of Brides magazine