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Fashion Spotlight Presents: MTV VMA 2010 Fashion Hits and Misses

The MTV Video Music Awards is never just about the music, and this year was no different.  Here’s a rundown of the best and worst looks that walked the white carpet last night.  Are you bold enough to try any of these looks?

Love ‘em

 Simple suit with unique shoes – always a hit.

 Not her usual colorful self, but somehow this look works on Katy Perry this time.

The classy look offsets the bold color and mature design chosen by the Disney princess.

 Effortlessly cool and sexy – works everytime.

 After countless fashion disasters, Ciara finally gets it right.

And finally… all three of Lady Gaga’s looks are winners in my book.

Lady Gaga arrives in a stunning Alexander McQueen gown and heels.

Accepts a Moonman in a gaga-licious Armani black dress.

And makes us hungry for more in a Franc Fernandez dress. Mmmm meaty…

Hate ’em

Not the icon’s best fashion moment, to say the least.

Too sloppy, even for Dane Cook.

Disappointing look from the usually alluring Ms. Wood.

Miranda Cosgrove tries to make a grown up statement but misses the boat on this one.

I guess it looks pretty good for a dress made out of a trash bag…

 

 Photos courtesy of MTV.com

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Oh! Suzannah

Suzannah Crabb’s smart tailored dresses have women of all ages falling in love with them. Lush Italian fabrics tailored to fit the modern woman, these dresses hit all the rights spots and flatter women in all the right places. With a twist on vintage couture, Suzanna’s dresses are ideal for weddings, cocktails or just for a fun night out. And that’s not all. The best thing about these dresses is that it can be worn from day to night. Every woman needs a dress that can be easily transformed from day to night and vice versa (so you no longer have to worry about your outfit when doing the walk of shame.) And you can dress them up or down depending on your mood and occasion. Based in London, Suzannah Crabb’s fifteen year run in the fashion industry has made her an expert in reading women’s bodies, so it’s no wonder that her dresses and coats are flattering on everyone. That’s very rare for most dresses and the vintage feel makes these pretty dresses charming and timeless. Check out fan favorites Bon Bon Dress and Boulder Shoulder Dress and you’ll know what I’m talking about.

Fashion Spotlight’s 2010 Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s day is right around the corner. If you don’t know what to get your mom yet, don’t fret! We’ve got some fresh ideas for that very special lady in your life.  Go ahead… make your mama proud.

 

  1. NATORI Fragrance  is an exquisite blend of rose petals, jasmine and peony that will touch anyone’s heart. The fragrance also comes in a beautiful bottle that your mom can cherish for years to come. It’s available in two sizes, 50ml for $80 and 100ml for $110 at www.natori.com.
  2. The Mother’s Day Gift Basket from L’Âge De Thé, one of the finest tea companies that specialize in unique hand-blended teas include three delicious classic teas: Earl Grey Crème, a premium black tea flavored with bergamot; Long Island Strawberry, a refreshing flavored green tea with real strawberry pieces; and Almond Cookie Rooibos a naturally caffeine free blend with vanilla undertones, almond slices, and heart shaped sugar sprinkles. If we haven’t got your mouth watering already this ought to do it. Along with these rich teas the gift basket also includes macaroons baked by renowned pastry chef, Damien Herrgott, all for only $40. This will give your mom the perfect excuse to relax and get some much needed time to herself. We bet you agree. 
  3. A travel candle and a mini soap set from Tokyo Milk will help your worker-bee mom relax and take over the board room where ever she goes.
  4. Keep it simple with Simply Silhouettes. Tell your mom how awesome she is with this adorable iPhone skin for only $30. 
  5. Melanie Auld, one of my all-time favorite jewelry designers’ GlamSnake Bracelet would make the perfect gift for your glam mama. Available on http://www.melanieaulddesigns.com for $213.
  6. A tote bag from Rising Tide Fair Trade  for $60 is a complete steal. Not only would this be a thoughtful and useful gift for your mom, it would also help artisans in developing countries support their families.
  7. Jason Wu’s putting a stylish spin on our memories. Now you and your mom can join in with this one-of-a-kind camera for $180.  Enjoy!
  8. Chikara is strength in Japanese and is a clothing collection inspired by women who have undergone breast cancer treatments and surgeries. These gorgeous wraps can be worn by anyone and is stylish at any time. And we can’t think of anyone better to be wearing one than mom’s everywhere. So this Mother’s Day get your mom one of these very special wraps for $150 at www.chikaradesign.com.

T-shirts Fit for a Duke

Reinventing the classic tee with a British charm isn’t all that hard to do. Duke & Winston t-shirts made in Philadelphia but styled with popular old-English sayings (like “Keep Calm and Carry On”), the Union Jack and historical figures such as W.G. Grace (cricket legend) and Winston Churchill do it bloody well. Paying homage to founder Seun Olubodun’s time spent in the United Kingdom and his adorable British bull dog, HRH The Duke that also serves as inspiration (and whose face adorns many of the t-shirts) founded this line with the hopes of bringing refined and practical clothing to men’s fashion, something he thought was lacking in the recent market. Like the name (named partly after HRH the Duke and Winston Churchill who was also widely known as the “British Bulldog”) these tees put a tenacious spin on your regular t-shirt making it a while lot more glam and fashion forward.  With the popularity of these t-shirts growing by the day Olubodun was able to expand his line to launch a casual women’s t-shirt collection and an equally delectable dog’s line that will soon feature trendy leashes, collars, beds and bowls. With a perfect mix of rich and rugged laid back-ness these shirts make a great outfit for a first date or grabbing a drink at your local bar.  Duke & Winston tees are definitely a look you would want to be sporting. HRH the Duke agrees.

A Genius Collaboration: John Eshaya and Tom Binns

Statement jewelry pieces have helped liven up multiple outfits and elevated them from looking drab and boring. It’s been the go-to accessory for many and it’s given celebrities and the like instant stand-out style. But now you no longer have to sort through multiple pieces to figure out the right mix and texture. John Eshaya and Tom Binns’ genius collaboration has made it so much easier for us— these classic white tees have been transformed  to already have gorgeous jewelry with a bit of edge, already built in. So now all you have to do is pick your favorite tee and pair it with a great skirt or jeans and you are all set. For moms on the go or for anyone that wants easy access to great fashion, these t-shirts will save you a lot of time and effort.  So take your pick now before they are all sold out.  

 

Make a Date with Zac Posen

 

Every look in Zac Posen’s luxe for less line launching at Target this April 25th is a fabulous must-have.  Filled with flirty feminine dresses, swimsuits and coats in bright colors, this clothing line may just be one of the hottest dressed-for-less lines available this year.  So save your money and memorize the looks you want (or all of them), and get your running shoes warmed up and ready to hit a Target store near you. But  remember, I got dibs on the adorable yellow raincoat.

Oscar Red Carpet Looks

Every year Hollywood A-listers gather on this fateful night, looking their best, to collect awards for their work in film. But that’s not all they are judged for. Tonight we take a look at some of the best and worst looks of the 2010 Oscars.

The Hits…

and the misses…

Images: Courtesy of Getty Images