Archive for February, 2012

Shock and Awe — Angelina Jolie Wows in Atelier Versace


There was one grande dame movie star on the stage tonight at the Oscar’s, and it wasn’t Meryl Steep–it was Angelina Jolie. When Jolie–who was presenting awards for screenwriting–sailed across the proscenium, stood at the microphone and kicked out her leg beyond the thigh-high slit of her Atelier Versace strapless black gown, the audience gasped. [...]



The big day has finally arrived! Tonight all the glitzy glamour of the film industry will be on full display as all the A-list Hollywood celebrities parade the red-carpet at the 84thAnnual Academy Awards.  In anticipation of tonight’s awards ceremony, we conclude our Oscar countdown by taking a look at the careers and fashion styles of Meryl [...]


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With Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week having just flown by,  Lives of Style turns its attention back to the other big fashion-filled event coming up in February – the 84th Academy Awards.  We’ll all be waiting with bated breath to find out if celebrities will be wearing  some of the new creations recently unveiled during the 2012 [...]

The Modeling Gene?

Following the birth of a child, we often hear the phrase, “Today, so-and-so gave birth to a beautiful child named (insert name here).” How about this one? On September 3rd, 2001 former models Rande Gerber and Cindy Crawford gave birth to a supermodel named Kaia Jordan Gerber. Fast forward to 2012 and 10-year-old Kaia, officially [...]

Madonna + Tisci = A Half-Time Made in Fashion Heaven

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To say Madonna wowed the crowd at Super Bowl 2012 is an understatement. With smoke, pyrotechnics, massive movable stages with tens of thousands of lights, five entire set changes, hundreds of extras–marching bands, dancers, singers–not to mention our girl NIcki Minaj–who could forget her sitting next to Vogue’s editor-in-chief Anna Wintour last season at Carolina [...]

February–the Little Month with Lots of Awards: From Madonna on Superbowl Sunday, to Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week Starting Thursday, to the Oscar Fashion Parade — Let the Countdowns Begin!


While two-thirds of Americans and one-quarter of people worldwide are expected to tune into today’s Superbowl – many just to catch a glimpse of the commercials and to watch Madonna’s strut her style – starting tomorrow, we at Lives of Style will be counting down to our Fashion Superbowl – Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week – [...]

Fashion Trailblazer: Grace Jones

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Fashion lovers are highly anticipating the appearance of fashion trailblazers during Fashion Week coming soon. One could question what does a trailblazer look like? Present day fashion trailblazers would qualify as those who are daring, innovative, attention-grabbing, and provocative with social commentary. Artists such as Lady Gaga, Rihanna, and Nicki Minaj fit the description and [...]

Eyes on Their Rise: Cushnie et Ochs

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Just like Badgley Mischka, Lazaro and Jack and the Mulleavy sisters before them, Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs are a match made in fashion heaven. Their clothes, for the lack of a more fitting descriptor, are so cool. Sleek, tailored silhouettes and strategically-designed cut-outs lend an edge to Cushnie et Ochs’s flattering, wearable pieces. The [...]

Old Hollywood Returns with Keys to ultimate beauty

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Remember those iconic faces–Katherine Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe and Grace Kelly? Their beauty radiated flawlessly and they lit up the big screen. Their creamy complexions were in the hands of Dr. Erno Laszio who was instrumental in helping the world’s most beautiful women maintain star-wattage complexions since 1927. Dr. Laszio was known for his honesty and [...]

The Genius in the Man – The Man of Genius

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Once in a generation-a fashion designer reveals himself to possess the unique DNA of a higher order. Emerging from a pool of creatives–many of them brilliant–many of them talented–this designer rises as transcendent, entering a realm that is beyond and above the fray. Into rarified air he soars beyond the multiplicity of the many, into [...]

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