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The Little Black List: Best of 2011

We here at theSkinnyStiletto realized we really like compiling lists, so we’ve created a new category we’re calling “The Little Black List.”  To start off 2012, we’re saying good-bye to 2011 by listing the 10 Best Fashion Moments of the past year.  (And no, there will never be a Kardashian on this list…)

1. Kate Middleton Makes Bridal History

2. Reese Witherspoon is Black & White All Over

3. Angelina Jolie Causes Envy at Golden Globes

4. Philip Treacy Brings Hats Back

5. The Princess & the Purple

6. Salma Hayek Shows Off Shades of Gray

7. Blake Lively is Lovely at the Met

8. Mila Kunis is Red Hot

9. The Obamas: 1st Family of Fashion

10. Camilla Belle Bares All



In honor of Gossip Girl‘s 5th season premiere last night, we’re featuring stars Leighton Meester and Blake Lively, who are no strangers to “Tuesday Twosome.”  As privileged, young Manhattanites, Blair Waldorf and Serena van der Woodsen are privy to the best schools, colleges, restaurants, entertainment and, of course, clothes!  Here they are in Episode 4 of the 1st season.  In the series, Blair’s mother, Eleanor, runs her own fashion line and chooses her daughter to model some of her looks when it gets picked up by Henri Bendel, while Serena comes to the photoshoot for support.  But… like every other thing in Blair’s life, Serena ends up getting the gig instead, due to her outgoing and fun personality.  Of course, drama ensues.  Eleanor’s fictional fashion line is actually the work of Abigail Lorick.  Above, some of her looks are perfectly cast – the prim and proper Blair wears a formfitting black and yellow belted dress with matching accessories and sweptback hair, while fun-loving Serena sports a loose-fitting gray, white and black frock with her sunny locks blowing in the breeze!


Continuing our “Pink Wednesday” trend (a la Mean Girls), here’s a different type of girla Gossip Girl!  TV’s Blake Lively looked a real-life Barbie doll at 2009 CFDA Fashion Awards at New York’s Lincoln Center.  This hot pink strapless Michael Kors dress makes the blonde bombshell look like the ultimate California girl (even if she’s made a name for herself playing the complete opposite!)


This is the ultimate summer gown – white, flowing, Grecian and still sexy, so it’s no surprise Gossip Girl‘s Blake Lively got to wear it in Season Two.  It’s the epitome of Serena van der Woodsen’s style.  The Oscar de la Renta dress was from his 2008 Spring Collection, and looks gorgeous on Lively at a fictional “White Party” in the Hamptons.  She may be the Green Lantern’s girl now, but we’ll always see her as the carefree Upper East Sider Serena.


Blake Lively is one of the most beautiful girls in Hollywood, and can carry off nearly anything (I mean, honestly this outfit isn’t the most logical choice of going to a glamorous event, but she still looks amazing – this should have been included in our new segment “Crazy Look We Love”).  Here, Lively is wearing an embrodiered white satin Marchesa blazer (sans bra), black shorts and some cute white heels at the The Private Lives of Pippa Lee premiere (photos found at Natalieology).  Our friend, Emily, at the adorable blog, So Anthro, pointed out that H&M is currently carrying a blazer that looks just like this one!  (Albeit, a much cheaper version!)

Not the NY Mets of Queens, These are the Queens of the NY Met!

The Metropolitan Museum Costume Gala has a reputation for attracting some wild looks (well, it’s a costume ball after-all!), but this year had some downright sleek and stunning looks.  Actresses, fashion mavens, singers and celebs attended this year’s event to honor late designer Alexander McQueen.  Our hands-down favorite goes to Gossip Girl star Blake Lively in her gorgeous with a soft gray pailette-embroidered Chanel Haute Couture gown (or sari of sorts).  Lively accessorized her looks with Lorraine Schwartz jewelry and cream Christian Louboutin strappy heels.  The famous blonde had recently dyed her hair light red, but she looked just beautiful in this fantastic frock.  The gowns pictured above were also some of our favorites, even though they were pretty tame for the Met Gala.  German actress Diane Kruger (pictured, top left) who is known for her daring fashion choices, wore  this black-skirted Jason Wu gown with a silver embellished top that took 500 hours of hand embroidery, according to People.  Kruger also carried a Jimmy Choo bag and donned Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry.  The hottest mom on television, Sofia Vergara (pictured, top middle) of Modern Family, showed off her curves in a black, white and green Carolina Herrera gown with Japanese flowers decorating the front.  Model (and Mrs. Andy Roddick, pictured, top right) Brooklyn Decker wore a hot pink Michael Kors long-sleeved gown and mirrored platform sandals from the same line.  Maybe a little simple (or too damn bright) for the sophisticated New York gathering (it looks a little like Malibu Barbie’s big night out), but she’s young enough (only 24 – dear lord!) to pull it off.   The better-dressed half of the Olsen twins, Ashley (pictured, bottom left), wore an off-the-shoulder vintage black Dior Couture gown with cream puffy-sleeves and metallic Christian Louboutin pumps.  Olsen got criticized for the look, but we think that must have been one of the few glamorous dresses that survived the horrid 1980s.  Freida  Pinto (pictured, bottom middle) also got flack for her “black tie” look.  The Indian actress donned a white silk Chanel Haute Couture gown with a masculine Chopard watch and Chanel clutch.  But she looked beautiful as always, and as former cater waiters/bartenders, our editors had a soft spot for this shout-out to the staff!  And the most famous niece in Hollywood, Emma Roberts (pictured, bottom right) had on a white silk, cut-out Michael Kors column gown and Chopard diamond drop earrings on.  She’s looking quite grown-up these days!  Who was the worst-dressed?  Mary-Kate Olsen and Kirsten Dunst finally killed “hippie chic” with  their hideous looks.  Fergie and Naomi Campbell looked like they were covered in toilet paper.  But our biggest criticism of the event?  Again with the NUDE!!  Blech!  Salma Hayek, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sarah Jessica Parker, Maggie Q, Kate Hudson, Taylor Swift, Naomi Watts, Jessica Alba, Ashley Greene, Renee Zellweger, and even teenager Dakota Fanning – young stars, old stars, new stars – and many well-dressed celebs all in beige!  The color is not flattering on anyone, so we don’t know why this trend has taken hold.  Hell, even some of the dresses we liked had nude and cream-colored accents, but to look like a human body-stocking on the red carpet is just strange.  Then again, every dress we liked other than Brooklyn Decker’s seemed to be black and white… guess we’re not diverse, either!  People, it’s a costume gala – try to be a little more adventurous next year!


This “Tuesday Twosome” is probably the best-dressed pair we can think of: characters Blair Waldorf and Serena van der Woodsen from TV’s Gossip Girl.  Leighton Meester and Blake Lively play the best “fremenies” of the Upper East Side, and each has their own individual style displayed perfectly here.  Blair (pictured, left) is the prim and proper princess – so princess sleeves on her blue coat aren’t much of a stretch.  Her favorite accessories include pretty purses, gloves, bows, and, of course, headbands!  (Her character is probably single-handedly responsible for bringing this trend back.)  Serena, on the other hand, loves stylish clothes, but in far more laid-back way.  It’s quite evident that Blair would have coordinated her entire look here, while Serena usually just throws things on and somehow manages to look insanely gorgeous.  Serena is wearing a Roberto Cavalli camel-colored leather jacket, a white cable knit sweater, and plaid skirt with a loose matching tie.  You know you love me.