NOTHING IS QUITE SO VIBRANT and elitist as the New York City Ballet and Opera Fall season’s opening night, but this year, the Ballet’s Spring Gala gave it hot competition. Held at Lincoln Centers’ David H. Koch Theater, the ballet swung into a warm-weather season with gusto, filling its theater seats as well as the stage with monied socialites and creative personalities galore.
For the fashion industry, this is always a show to see and remember. Here was Deeda Blair dressed elegantly for a woman her age in Chado Ralph Rucci. She carried a delightful white clutch evening bag and gave high style interest to the beyond-20 crowd. At the ballet’s after gala dinner, socialite Fe Fendi was equally gorgeous wearing a smart dark bracelet and also carrying a charming black evening bag with hot designer lines and classic structure. The clutch, it seems, is very, very IN.
The Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center’s recent second annual Spring Ball turned out with a smashing crowd of Upper East Side social mavens as well. Assuring everybody he hadn’t crashed the gate was famous rapper LL Cool J, wearing diamond studs that sent light shock waves from one end of the Plaza Hotel’s Grand Ballroom to the other. Diamonds are also very IN, and this is a rapper who knows it!
INTERESTED IN SHARING A HIGH SOCIETY LOOK? HERE’S A GREAT WAY TO START:
- Just look at these elegant evening clutches! In fabulous faux leather with trendy metallic shine, these handsome bags are both chic and sophisticated!
- Minaudiere in croc print. This rich evening bag has a boxy structure with magnetic closure and is offered in a number of colors, as well as metallic finishes.
SEEN ON THE STREETS OF HOLLYWOOD AND ELSEWHERE:
Gwen Stefani roller skating with 2-year old son Kingston sporting a jaunty newsboy cap in light grey. With hot jeans and red shirt, very trendy.
Mariah Carey showing off her hot dark black-lens sunglasses while on a trip to Aspen earlier this year with new hubby Nick Cannon. Back home again, the shades were just as edgy!
Drew Barrymore looking really great in gold disc drop earrings, Drew wore the dynamite looking jewelry with a small ball pendant choker.
Running in Circles
HOOP EARRINGS HAVE NEVER BEEN SO BIG! Look at this:
Wherever she goes these days, Madonna is respendid in dark hoop earrings, worn with lovely dark beaded necklace.
Also wearing big hoop earrings: Queen Latifah, whose special earrings are designed as within hoops. Very moving and classy!
And still more on hoops: Roberto Coin is advertising his own designs in medium-sized pearl studded hoop earrings, worn with matching circular hoop necklace.
And…Skechers, the hot sneakers plus shoe firm is advertising super exercise sneakers in ad with model wearing very big pink hoop earrings, hot dark-lens glasses with hot pink rims, and sea-shore like baubles on a very with-it bracelet.
REV UP YOUR JEWELRY COLLECTION WITH HOOP EARRINGS THAT SAY HOT TREND, ALL THE WAY:
- Large fabric hoop earrings with gold Lurex for just the right touch of glitz. Patterned in a mix of colors, these gorgeous hoops make a strong fashion statement.
- Concentric oval hoop earrings in bright colors. Just right for summer wear!
It’s a Guy Thing
Anthony Hamilton, royal member of soul generation (pay attention to his newest disc, The Point of It All) gives an awesome appearance in British casual wear, especially gentleman-ly with Highlander cap.
TAKE A LOOK AT THIS GREAT CAP AT SURPRISINGLY LOW PRICE:
- Men’s felt ivy league cap. 100 percent wool felt in choice of rich colors. Svelte.
Still More on Celebs
DON’T MISS THIS FASHION ACTION, ON A GLOBAL SCALE:
Britney Spears showing off a trim and svelte middle while wearing super high black patent leather boots, low cut black leather pants, a cut-off black lace top and high stovetop hat reminiscent of Abraham Lincoln. Major accessory: a cell phone in back rear pocket.
Brad Pitt at Cannes Film Festival, wearing not-at-all feminine pink suit with grey scarf and dark aviators. He could be starting a whole new trend.
Sharon Stone, also at Cannes Film Festival, wearing a too-short-in-the-front, with too – –long-train-in-the-back black dress by Balmain, accessorized with a stunning multistrand diamond bracelet.
PLUS THESE INTRIGUE-ERS:
Absolutely gorgeous Hollywood star Megan Fox with her long brunette hair and riveting body looking just fabulous in multi-bracelets on both arms, filled with pearls, chains, gold leaves, and silver filigree. The sexy vixen with her Marilyn Monroe tattoo plus is also super chic with short skirted dresses and skinny little belts.
Big Love star (that’s the dynamite HBO series on Mormon off-shoot polygamist living) Chloe Sevigny is super hot in big, big gold chain choker, long black leather gloves, thin gold chain bracelets, and somewhat small red patent leather clutch handbag. Also see her wearing the newest trend: multiple bracelets running up the arm, very shiny gold, big, chunky, cuff-y. And, all this is worn with not-just-big but HUGE gold and white pearl ring, set against black slightly gruesome nail polish.
—More from this lady? Check her out in publicity shots with chunky multi-colored stone choker on black turtle neck sweater with shiny black leather pants.
—Hey, catch her, too, in same outfit revived. This time jazzed up with red polka dot sash belt tied into a bow.
SO MUCH FOR THE HOT CELEBRITY GAME! BUT DON’T GO YET! IF YOU PREFER NON-HUMAN CELEBRITIES, CONSIDER:
The little green Geico gecko, recently seen wearing spiffy rectangular readers with dark frames. Is he cute? Man..more like edgy!
GET YOUR OWN GEICO-LIKE GLASSES IN THE LATEST HOT DESIGN:
- Sporty sunglasses for young adults – trendy rectangular lenses in unisex designs. Edgy!