Taylor Swift performs in Times Square during the New Years Eve celebrations, New York City – 31 Dec 2012
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Were you able to catch Taylor Swift’s performance at the Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest celebration in Times Square? The singer made some noise and welcomed the New Year as she sang her hits I Knew You Were Trouble and We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together wearing a rogue IRO Longina Sequin Moto Jacket which we featured a couple of months back.
Fierce is how I would describe Taylor during her rocking number. I truly love her look because it departs from her usual and oft-repeated sweet and dainty style. The 23-year-old paired her biker jacket with Saint Laurent leather pants and black knee high Jimmy Choo boots. Simple and sparkly yet statement-making — perfect for a New Year’s Eve fete, especially if you’re performing before millions of televiewers.
The sequin moto jacket is no longer available on Shopbop but it can be purchased at Farfetch.
This cool biker chic jacket features reversible sequins, leather trim, an off-center zipper at the front and light padding at the shoulders. It reminds me, in a way, of Michael Jackson’s iconic red Thriller jacket.
In case you missed Taylor Swift’s performance, have a look below. Happy 2013!
The holidays are perfect for sequined pieces but it seems like Bai Ling took her sparkles on a totally different track. The actress wore a pair of sequined shorts and a sheer blouse but we were taken aback by her whole ensemble.
Bai Ling arrives at Villa Blanca restaurant, Beverly Hills, California – 24 Dec 2012
The Chinese-born actress was spotted wearing a black and white striped wooly cardigan over a sheer midriff-baring black blouse, sheer blue lace tights, and a pair of yellow platform pumps. She accessorized with a glittery newsboy cap and a black clutch. Do you think Bai Ling missed the mark with her look?
The actress was also seen shedding off another layer of clothing — her coat perhaps. We’ve been featuring sequined shorts in this blog but more for spring and summer ensembles. How would you wear sequined shorts this time of the year?
It is possible with the right separates; you can wear it with ankle or knee high boots and thick tights then layer with a cardigan or cashmere sweater. In any case, here are some sequined shorts you’d want to pair your separates with:
I was able to catch the Miss Universe 2012 pageant and as expected, there was an abundance of sequined gowns — definite staples in every beauty contest. From figure-hugging, cleavage-baring and floor-grazing dresses, sequins were everywhere and worn by many of the contestants. I’d like to focus though on one particular dress as worn by Miss Lebanon Rina Chibany.
Miss Lebanon Rina Chibany at the 2012 Miss Universe Pageant Preliminary Competition at PH Live Theatre, Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino, Las Vegas – 13 Dec 2012
Although the beauty queen didn’t place in the finals, I’d like to applaud her for her fashion choice, a sequined Elie Saab creation, which she wore during the pageant’s preliminary competition as well as on the show’s opening number. Here’s the gown as modeled on the runway during the collection’s launch:
The emerald dress is part of the Spring/Summer 2013 RTW collection of Lebanese luxury fashion designer Elie Saab, so it comes as no surprise that Miss Lebanon chose to wear a gown from the renowned designer. I love the ornate bodice, low V-neck and the cascading sequins on the skirt; a skinny green belt was also added to the waist. It was simple, elegant and fit for a beauty queen.
Emerald is global color company Pantone’s 2013 Color of the Year so expect to see a lot of this hue in boutiques soon. It’s high time we featured green sequined dresses on this blog (we previously featured Salma Hayek on the red carpet wearing an emerald gown).
A green sequined mini is a perfect holiday dress choice and will also be great to wear to a New Year’s Eve countdown party. Below are some of our picks:
Jessica White at the Charity Meets Fashion Holiday Celebration honoring The World’s Children at Affirmation Arts, New York City – 17 Dec 2012
Supermodel and actress Jessica White was radiant in an ivory leg- and cleavage-bearing kimono-style dress while attending the Charity Meets Fashion Holiday Celebration in New York last December 17.
The Victoria’s Secret model added a studded black belt and layered necklaces to her ensemble and paired it off with black Christian Louboutin booties. We couldn’t identify Jessica’s dress, which is covered in rows of silver and white sequin stripes, so if you have the deets, just let us know.
If you’re loving her look and have the confidence to flaunt your gams and maybe a bit of cleavage, have a look at these similar styles:
The recently held annual VH1 Divas 2012 at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California brought together some of the music industry’s biggest and brightest stars. By force of habit, we zeroed in on the night’s most dazzling artists and were delighted to see Jordin Sparks and Ciara in gorgeous sequined gowns.
Jordin Sparks and Ciara at the VH1 Divas 2012 held at The Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California – 16 Dec 2012
I won’t be making a “battle of the divas” entry here because both singers have their own unique style; they also performed spectacular numbers during the concert. Jordin opened the show with her version of Whitney Houston’s I’m Every Woman while Ciara performed a jaw-dropping dance medley of Michael Jackson’s hit Billie Jean with her new song Got Me Good.
Going back to their purple carpet looks, Jordin wore a black mermaid gown by Nicole Miller with square gold mosaic paillettes on the bodice, Sam Edelman shoes and Sheila Fajl jewels.
Ciara, on the other hand, sizzled in a black sequined V-neck Pamella Roland gown with sheer sleeves and a small train. Her hair was styled in soft waves which framed her lovely, lightly made up face.
You too can feel like a diva just by wearing a sequined ensemble. Wanting to channel Jordan’s lively glow? Try this dress for size: