StyleWatch: Red Carpet Style!

The carpet may have been all colors, but the ladies were white hot for the weekend’s awards celebrations! There was no shortage of color, skin ans sexy in this week’s lineup, check out the looks below:

BLF fave Dascha Polanco rocked the Heineken-sponsored green-carpet with this red-hot number at the Latin Grammy’s!

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Abandoning her grey locs for a more classic style, Polanco let her curves be the star in this simple silhouette with minimal makeup and jewelry.

Model Mauza Antonio brought a well-needed pop of color to the carpet with her leggy ensemble:

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This is normally not my favorite color but she rocked it! The peek-a-boo slits keep it sexy without being pageant-y. Love!

And *literally* bringing up the rear on the green carpet was Rocsi Diaz!

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I absolutely cannot say enough about how enamored I was with this dress! It allows me to forgive her for this next misstep…

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..later this week at the AMA’s. I’m not quite sure what she was going for here. It’s a bit too youthful, I would have liked it more on Zendaya or Ariana Grande.

On the other hand, Garcelle Beauvais shows the ladies how to keep it grown and sexy.

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I have no idea why she is attending but I sure am glad she did! SPEAKING of grown and sexy..

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Jennifer Lopez is 44.

J-Lo. Is. Forty. FOUR.

**pops in Tracy Anderson DVD**

How about you? What were your favorite looks on the red carpet this week?

 

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Moda Por Menos: Summer Style with ASOS New Look!!

Summer is almost halfway over, but the day parties, rooftop cocktails and  backyard BBQ’s are still going strong! With six weeks (including the birthday of yours truly) left till Labor Day I thought it would be a great time to do a MPM for some summer inspiration-and luckily BLF fave ASOS was here to help out! Scroll below for our guide to this seasons trends courtesy of ASOS’ newest addition NEW LOOK:

 

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Bold mixed and tribal prints are showing up everywhere, and Rocsi totally WERKS this look! She lets her top do the talking by keeping her accessories neutral (plus, what else do you need to say when your legs look like THAT), and pairing it with denim cutoffs. You can turn heads at your next house party with this mixed print top (click pictures for links):

 

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Pair with ASOS Low-Rise Denim Shorts and have fun!

 

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White on white never goes out of style for summer, and Adrienne Bailon makes it pop by mixing textures (can I pause for a second to pay homage to Adrienne’s makeup artist? She STAYS flawless). Keep it simple at your next rooftop date (or in my case, an all-white birthday) with this crochet-accented dress:

 

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Flowers optional!

 

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Bailon again takes us to this summer’s love of prints by remixing it on bodycon dresses! There’s a day party in your future, and you know there’s someone you want to impress but not appear you’re trying too hard, so slip on one of these numbers with metallic sandals and pair with beach-y waves for effortless chic.

 

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And last but not least, Rocsi shows us how it’s done when you have a hot summer date with a dare-to-wear cutout dress!

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They’ve found a way to put a slit, hole or illusion panel in almost every article of clothing it seems this summer, and I have to say…I’m not that brave. So I found a cutout dress I can deal with:

 

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Pair with a pop-of-color shoe and a bright lip and that’s all the bold I need!

So what are your favorite summer trends so far?

StyleWatch: Looks of the Week

Sure it’s Tuesday, but style waits for no one! With consistent warm weather finally in for the season it seems skin is back in-in more ways than one!

Rosario Dawson let it hang at the Cannes Film Festival this past weekend, letting her “Sin City” shaved cut lead her to an edgier, punchy style. Taking a risk with peplum and mixed prints, Rosario somehow manages to pull it all together and make it look effortless.

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Rocsi Diaz continues her red-carpet rule with this simple number from Cushnie et Ochs at the Billboard Music Awards. The cut-out trend seems to be here to stay, and Rocsi has been taking advantage of it at every turn. Please excuse me as I grumble through this workout.

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And finally, Adriana Lima shows Marko what he’s missing at the Cannes Film Festival with this stunning two-piece. Need I say more?

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What have been your favorite trends so far this season?

Let Award Season Begin!

January starts off awards season, and I for one can’t wait for the fun! The glitter, glamour and pageantry were on full-force at last night’s People’s Choice Awards. While it may be an appetizer in awards-season fashion, the girls brought their A-game.

My favorite look of the night hands-down wasn’t even up for an award! Rocsi, er…’rocked’ her look, bringing a much-needed punch of color to an otherwise neutral-filled evening. While I believe she’d have benefitted better from a black or nude sandal, her hair and makeup worked beautifully with the fun, flirty tone of her dress.

Jessica Alba worked the winter white in her Jason Wu frock. Casadei pumps and a subtle smoky eye rounded out the look. While I usually am a bit disappointed with her far too ‘safe’ fashion choices for her knockout frame, I loved this combo!

While Naya Rivera rarely makes a misstep on the red carpet, I’m not totally loving her Michael Kors ensemble. It is just a one-two combo of too much neutral between the dress, hair and makeup. I would have liked to see that dress in a bolder color like blue, and more color around the eye area to balance all that hair. And, while her Stuart Weitzman sandals are to die for, I’d have loved her look more if she traded shoes with Rocsi!

While this wasn’t a pull-out-all-the-stops kind of night, I loved how appropriately light and elegant the looks were. What were your favorite looks of the evening?