The new first black face of Dior known as Rihanna was in New York in a daring Pascal Millet ensemble. The pieces are pretty much that of a pantsuit but it includes an in-your-face accessory in the form of a pale pink stole. If I could guess any reason as to why Rihanna chose to wear this it was definitely because of the stole and the color! Rihanna doesn’t do basic and if I looked like her I wouldn’t either! The Bajan beauty completed the look with nude Louboutin pumps. I just have one problem: slicked back hair. It’s got to be my least favorite hairstyle on all women.
Jessica Alba was in New York for a Morgan Stanley conference, apparently, she’s into finance possibly? Whatever, all I know is the Narciso Rodriguez ensemble she wore to the gathering was everything and more. It was sleek, yet, fashion forward and the peach color is a true standout from the normal beiges, whites, and blacks that are the go-to for a typical professional look. Also, the white handbag accented the coat perfectly. This should be a lesson for designers that create clothing for the working woman; step outside of the normal neutral color palette and experiment the way Narciso Rodriguez has.
I can never get over the fact that Jennifer Lopez is in her mid-forties and looks as fabulous as she does! While filming at Jimmy Kimmel, she wore a pretty sheath dress by Preen and Casadei pumps. Normally, I am not too fond of a matchy-matchy look but this dress wouldn’t have been complete without those red heels. Also, I love when Jennifer has her hair in those vintage 1960s hairstyles; she has a unique bone structure that can pull off any hairstyle and, of course, she had her signature smoky eye and nude lips as the finishing touches.
How comfortable does this Preen dress look on Camilla Belle? She attended the Moet and Chandon event for tennis player Roger Federer in this bold stunner. The dress is very kimono-like in design but the skinny belt keeps Camilla from being swallowed by the looseness and bold pattern. She also vamped it up with gorgeous black Brian Atwood heels. For some strange reason, when I first studied the picture of this look, I noticed the shoes first despite beauty of the dress! I believe it’s because it was such a perfect pairing between the shoes and the dress.
During Paris Fashion Week, Dakota Johnson wore a stunning Dior two piece ensemble to the fashion show of said designer. Let me start by saying this is such a clean and classic look, she looks like a young Charlotte Rampling or Isabelle Adjani. Also, I’m impressed with Dior’s take on the classic black suit; the pants end perfectly at the ankle and I love the off the shoulder top! Dakota completed the look with a leather Dior handbag and tortoise-shell sunglasses. As you can see in the picture, she looked like she belonged at PFW and wasn’t just there because of her much buzzed about film, Fifty Shades of Grey.
While conducting an interview with Islamist Hani Al-Seba’i, Rima Karaki had to remind the cleric that it is not 1865 and that she does not have to obey any man. The two were discussing Americans/Christians joining the fanatical terrorist group ISIS in the Middle East when he decided to go off topic and speak about issues from the 1970s. That is when things got heated! Karaki asks Al-Seba’i to “focus on the present” and of course, he doesn’t take to kindly to a woman saying such a thing to him. “Do not cut me off….I will not answer the way you like, because I’m here to serve the idea in which I believe.” That’s when Karaki decided to get him together by saying “In this studio, I run the show.” Boom! Al-Seba’i became quite angry and responded with “Shut up so I can talk.” At one point, he even said it was “beneath him to talk to her.” While he may think it is beneath him to talk to her he still got read his rights by a clearly liberated, beautiful, and educated woman. Just the fact Rima Karaki possesses these three attributes was something he could barely wrap is mind around. So with or without this confrontation she still wins.