The Bellas and Cathy Kelley attended the Teen Choice Awards at the end of July. Oh MY how I love Cathy's dress! Because...yellow!..duh :) In addition tot he fabulous color - which makes the entire statement of this look, the dress has a gorgeous, simple silhouette that's as classic as it gets! This is definitely my kind of piece :) Cathy accessorized with silver metallic sandals and a slim choker, which is spot on trend. I love the pairing of yellow with silver: the cool-meets-warm combo is stunning, without the busy-bee syndrome that can sometimes happen with yellow and black. Cathy's style has been quite impressive thus far!
The Bellas each graced us with two outfits for the occasion: one as presenters and one as awardees :). Brie's presenter look was an embroidered gown by Jonathan Simkhai (ID by fashionofthedivas.tumblr), which she borrowed from Nikki's closet ;) (Isn't it fab to have a stylish sister? :)) She did the same with her awardee outfit, a white lace dress from Self Portrait. We saw Nikki in that magnificent floaty piece during her trip to Cannes, paired with touches of black and red. Brie kept things lighter with nude pumps and a beautiful twisted-hairband hairstyle. Nikki wore a cobalt pantsuit in cady by David Koma for her presenting outfit. It featured a hot and trendy touch of metal at the neckline. She tends to gravitate toward red, white and black, but I really enjoy seeing her in other strong, vibrant colors like this! I'm imagining this piece finished with mirrored metallic sandals :). Nikki went with a second pantsuit for receiving her award, a textured ivory lace piece from contemporary brand Cushnie et Ochs (pron "coosh-knee et (as in "bet") oaks"). I love the halter styling and dimension of this piece; the velvet is so luxurious! We only get a hint of her shoes, but platform sandals here would be a flawless way to complete the 70's vibe.
Light, floaty pieces seem to be a thing among the ladies rn: Eden's outfit of the day on one late July day included this pretty floral romper printed with poppies. This is a stunning floral print - not too busy, but with remarkable color and a subtle romance to it, especially when set against the white background. I'm envisioning white sandals or espadrilles to finish it.
Divas and former divas have been all over events lately. In addition to the ESPYs and Teen Choice Awards, the Maxim Hot 100 Party claimed the presence of two: Maryse and Barbie rocked the red carpet in dark gowns. Maryse was sexy as always in a blouson, satin gown with a plunge front, courtesy of the House of CB. The choice of this fabric is glamorous and oh so appropriate for this type of event, and the classic combination of black and gold is as impactful as ever! I think I'd have liked to see Maryse go with a bolder lip, though. This tawny nude shade feels a touch flat. A super-slim minimalist lariat accented her neckline with the tiniest hint of sparkle (fantastic choice!), while razor-sharp pointed-toe pumps provided the finisher (love those too!). In contrast to Maryse's almost barely-there make-up palette, Barbie's conveys a heavier vibe than I would ideally love to see; I wish she'd gone with something a bit softer and fresher to play against the ultra-refined statement of her slicked-down hair. (wth is it with me and make-up tonight? Perhaps I'm just ornery atm :)) Her metallic draped gown is by Stello and features a dramatic drape-effect bodice. I think the fabric could make this gown difficult to wear and it is a huge credit to the ever-flawless Barbie that she makes it look elegant and daring. The piece makes a huge statement and, like Maryse's gown, fits the seduction-front-and-center ambience of the event. She gets massive Fierce points for taking the risk and making it work!
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