Category Archives: Great Outfits

Gwen Stefani Proves that Accessories Make an Outfit

Here is gorgeous Gwen Stefani with her 3 month old baby Zuma – who shows how you can still be very stylish even with a baby in tow.  Notice the great hat and glasses, which take your attention right away from her otherwise more plain outfit.     Even when you’re just in a white t-shirt and jeans, pop on some great sunnies and lipstick and a funky hat and you’re ahead of the pack.


The Right Way to Wear Sheen and Sparkle

Sheen and sparkle can be tricky to wear, as sheen and sparkle draw attention to wherever they are placed.  This dress that Julia Louis-Dreyfus is wearing at the Emmys is a good example for the X shaped or A shaped woman, on how to wear sheen. 

What you notice is that the dress has the sheen and sparkle elements at the bust and above, whilst it is matte over the stomach, hips and thighs – for many women, the danger areas.  Gorgeous! 

Marcia Cross’ Fairy Princess Dress

I love this fairy princess dress that Marcia Cross is wearing at the Emmys, it so reminds me of a grown up version of what my 3 year old daughter loves to get around in most days.  The colour is perfect for her alabaster skin, very subtle blush pink, but the sheen and lace sets it off so it’s not boring.  She has also picked a great sandal to go with it, delicate and low vamp, so it doesn’t overpower this dress.  It’s the kind of dress an adult woman who harbours ballerina/princess fantasies from childhood would love to wear but never has the occassion to do so.  Sigh..,

Heidi Klum’s Flattering Dress

You can learn a slimming trick from this gorgeous dress that Heidi Klum wore to the Emmy’s.  Notice the diagonal details?   They run left to right as we look at the dress – and this helps to draw our attention up the body to Heidi’s face.


Diagonal lines create action and movement in an outfit, they’re particularly effective when they travel in this direction (on this dress).