In this iconic picture of our “Tuesday Twosome,” Audrey is wearing the dress that made the LBD (“little black dress”) famous. Here, she pairs her knee-length, sleeveless silhouette with her usual oversized sunglasses, black gloves, and matching hat with a soft, camel colored sash around the top. George Peppard looks smart and meticulous in his fitted wool blazer, white oxford, cranberry tie, and camel-colored sweater vest that matches Audrey’s sash. The two look put-together, and complement one another beautifully (better than they realize at this point in the movie). Audrey’s dress was designed by Hubert de Givenchy and chosen by the film’s costume designer, Edith Head. As a struggling call girl, you see Holly reuse this dress later in the film. This outfit not only made the LBD famous, but forever associated big black sunglasses and large brimmed hats with Audrey’s eponymous style. It’s also the costume Audrey has on in one of the most famous photos of her ever taken (pictured, left). This scene gave birth to appropriate cocktail attire everywhere, making it one of the most revered outfits in motion picture history!
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“On Wednesdays we wear pink!” Karen of Mean Girls proclaims to the newest member of her clique. Okay, we can buy into that… we just picked this dress because we love it, but considering pink is this editor’s second favorite color (can you tell black is #1?), we decided to make every Wednesday “Look-of-the-Day” a pink outfit for as long as we can. Which will be interesting, because our co-editor tends to loathe the color… Here, at husband David’s official signing with the LA Galaxy soccer team, Victoria Beckham is wearing a bright pink Roland Mouret “Moon” dress with a matching ostrich Hermes Birkin bag, accessorized with a pair of pointed-toe black pumps and her signature large shades. She would do The Plastics proud, except this girl isn’t a mean one – she’s a Spicy one!
Before there were Mean Girls or Gossip Girls, there was a different Queen Bee of teen drama – Kathryn Merteuil. Played by Sarah Michelle Gellar, this manipulating Manhattanite was a dangerous, albeit glamorous, teenager in Cruel Intentions, the 1999 remake of famed French novel Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Dangerous Liaisons). As a young girl, Buffy was this editor’s favorite TV show; and Kathryn’s clothing was my style inspiration. (Basically Sarah Michelle dominated a good portion of my teen years). Miss Merteuil’s fantastic fashion still remains one of my favorite film wardrobes of all time. Here, Gellar looks like a lovely, modern-day Audrey Hepburn (black sunhat, big black sunglasses with a chic dress) sitting in Central Park – except she’s anything but sweet. Costume designer Denise Wingate actually put a lot of thought into her clothing choices for the 1999 drama, which is well-documented in the bonus features of the DVD. Sitting with Gellar is an innocent Selma Blair as Cecile Caldwell, a naive rich kid Kathryn and her stepbrother Sebastian take advantage of in every way possible to get what they want. Her extremely preppy coral polo and matching plaid skirt with a soft green sweater draped over her shoulders show how young she really is – and completely unaware of the erotic experience she’s about to have during her simple picnic.
This photo of Posh and her youngest son, Cruz, is particularly special to our editors, because we had literally just MISSED them (or they missed us) at Dylan’s Candy Bar in Manhattan when this picture was taken in February 2008. Our editors were back home on Long Island for the Spice Girls reunion concert, and had taken one of our visiting college friends into the city to do a little shopping, eating and sightseeing. Before getting lunch at Serendipity’s, we killed time tasting and buying treats at Ralph Lauren’s daughter, Dylan’s, famous candy shop. Apparently, Victoria Beckham was also in town (obviously, for the concert), and took Cruz there to get a small gumball machine within hours of us being there, and we missed her!!! Very unfortunate. Nevertheless, the Beckhams looked cute as always – Posh in a great reddish tweed pencil skirt, navy blue v-neck sweater, a fantastic red, white and blue patterned scarf and adorable scarlet stilettos (with her signature big black sunglasses). Cruz looks like quite a trendsetter himself – he’s got on baby jeans, a military sweater, an over-sized necktie and some rocking Harry Potter outerwear.
April 20th: Day Two of the Countdown to Kate’s Wedding. Here, Kiss Me Kate is wearing a soft sage dress with a thin black belt, cream cardigan, camel bag, big black sunglasses and cute wedges at the Chakravarty Cup polo match last summer. This is the type of style Miss Middleton is known for – simple, yet seamless in its execution. Each piece is elegant when it stands along, and looks effortlessly chic when “thrown” together.
Victoria Beckham turns 37 today, and we thought it was apropos to choose an outfit that Posh designed herself. Here is Victoria wearing her own dress called the Frejus, from her 2009 Spring/Summer Collection. It’s described as a trompe l’oeil (wrong eye? or deceiving eye?) dress with a tie neck blouse and a fitted taffeta skirt. It also has a satin rose metal zipper that delicately slides down the back. Posh tops it off with her famous big black shades and platform heels. This is our editors’ favorite dress from Victoria’s first line. You can tell why it was reviewed positively; her clothing is simple, but extremely flattering to the female figure. Happy Birthday Mrs. Beckham!
Sex and the City was one of the first TV shows to treat their actors like mini-models, and the streets like pseudo-runways (which is the way every woman should feel when leaving the house). On this sunny March day, theSkinnyStiletto is getting excited for warm weather, and thought we’d choose this perfect pink dress on Kristin Davis from Season 6 for our Look-of-the-Day. Charlotte had just suffered a miscarriage, but she knows she has to bounce back and this is the outfit she chose to do it in. When looking at the fabulous website BabyGirlBoutique we came across this 1940s version of the dress, but unfortunately it seems to be sold out! We also did find this gorgeous flowing version pictured on the right on AlisaDresses.com.