What Celebs Can Really Teach Us About Fashion

February 23, 2008 • Magazine

What Celebs Can Really Teach Us About Fashion

What Celebs Can Really Teach Us About Fashion

Sun, 2008-02-24 04:00

Simona Kogan

Yes, it’s true, we’ve seen thousands upon thousands of celeb fashion don’ts. Remember Britney’s belly tees? Fergie’s tight pants? The black hair on pop princess Miley Cyrus? We could go on for days about Cameron Diaz’s ugly denim jackets and Liv Tyler’s frumpy fall attire.

But celebs aren’t here to show us what not to do! They’re here to show us what to do right! And hey, if they can’t have that Oscar they so desperately want or that singing career with a barely there voice, they might as well look good doing it…and they do! For everything that celebs don’t teach us about fashion (and there’s quite a lot) here’s the valuable lessons that they do teach us about how to do ourselves up in style.

Always Do It Up BIG…

Whether, its the massive totes carried by queens like Cameron Diaz and Lindsay Lohan carrying Marni bags or the bright and colorful luxe Marc Jacobs leather satchels that seem to get bigger and bigger, celebs know how to tote their entire lives in one pretty little package…usually to the tune of Zac Posen, YSL, or Dior. And those oversize sunglasses! We know they don’t want to be noticed, but those bug-eyed frames take up their entire face! Celebs have been known to be waif-like and rail-thin, but no matter, they have their giant accessories ready to take up the extra room

If you’re going to do it up celeb style, get yourself a pair of diva mega shades from Oliver Peoples. Jessica Simpson is a fan!
Leyla Sunglasses $350 Oliver Peoples

Go frilly! Buy Eva Longoria‘s cream ruffled Kan Kan tote from Be&D.
Kan Kan Tote $1390 Be&D

Take Fashion Risks!

Remember Jennifer Lopez‘s colorful tropical print gown with the down-to-there neckline at the Grammy’s? If you don’t, we’ll remind you — she could have practically gone naked! But if there’s one thing we admire about sexy siren JLo its that this fashionista will always go the extra mile to make a statement! Think loud Roberto Cavalli animal prints, bright colors, large hats, and wide-leg trousers. So maybe we should all follow in the footsteps of celebs like Fergie, JLo, Madonna…who will all go that extra step in the name of divine looks. Hey, who doesn’t like to get noticed?

Purple Roberto Cavalli always pops! Try this Lilac colored mini dress from the master statement maker himself!
Lilac Print Mini Dress Pre-order at $2545 Roberto Cavalli

Glamour Is Always In Style!

The debonair Miss Dita von Teese, burlesque dancer extraordinaire, never misses an opportunity to show off her sexy stick figure in curve hugging glam outfits from the 20’s and 40’s. With her makeup down to a science, tall Dior heels on her tiny feet, and dresses that would make even the thinnest supermodel cry, Dita is the epitomy of glamour debutante. If there’s one thing you should learn from the best celebs, its that you should never miss an opportunity to look absolutely extraordinary! We learned from the glamour girls of the ‘40s and ‘50s, stylelistas like Jackie Onassis, Audrey Hepburn, and Marilyn Monroe and now we are taking notes from Dita, Victoria Beckham, and Katie Holmes, who’s makeover from goody-goody schoolgirl to classic couture queen was fabulous!

Take a cue from Victoria Beckham. If you’re going to go classic prim, you better do it in a luxe below-the-knee pencil skirt. This high-waisted nickel wool one plays up two key trends this season…and works just fine!
Wool Blend Pencil Skirt Was: $950, Now: $665 Calvin Klein

Dita would look lovely in this Marchesa bustier dress, but it’s quite the winner for a stylish glam girl like you!
Bustier Detail Dress Was: $3,160, Now: $2,212 Marchesa

Photos: Eva Longoria and Jennifer Lopez, People.com
Dita von Teese, Wireimage
Source: All Women’s Talk

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