Naeem Khan

Katherine Heigl wearing an emerald green Naeem Khan sequinned asymmetrical dress

Rating: ★★★★½

As you may or may not know – green is my absolute favorite color – and I’m always grateful when Hollywood’s leading ladies brave to stay away from the usual black, red or blue to opt for a beautiful emerald hue. Katherine Heigl surpassed all my expectations yesterday by wearing a breath-taking emerald green Naeem Khan one sleeved sequin dress with a satin sash tied around her waist. The actress smiled and sparkled while she was exchanging hugs and kisses with co-star Gerard Butler at the London Premiere of her newest flick The Ugly Truth. She was such a pleasure to look at. Katherine’s red carpet look was completed with gold jewelry and matching pewter Jimmy Choo sandals. Brava, Katherine!

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Request: Carrie Underwood’s Red Naeem Khan Dress 4 Less

by Profashionelle on January 28, 2009 · 1 comment

When I was looking through the site’s traffic stats today, I found a lot of people were coming from a Yahoo Answers thread where a girl was looking for a specific celebrity inspired prom dress:

I am looking for a look-alike dress like Carrie Underwood [wore at the Movies Rock 2007 event].

It is red, with gold embellishment. If anyone can find a dress like this I will be forever grateful!!

Thanks.

I did a quick search and came up with a few good alternatives. Hope you like it!

Carrie Underwood in Naeem Khan Resort 2008 – Movies Rock 2007

Carrie Underwood in a red Naeem Khan Resort 2008 plunge neck gown at Movies Rock 2007

First off, I can see why you love the dress so much. That red grecian inspired gown is probably the best dress Carrie Underwood has ever been wearing.

But it wasn’t all about the dress. Carrie was overall looking fantastic and accessorized well with a gold clutch, matching chandelier earrings and a gold bangle.

A Dress 4 Less – Carrie Underwood Style

I didn’t know how big or small your budget is, so I tried to find the best of the best in the $200-$400 range which I hope is affordable for you. I couldn’t find a replica of Carrie’s dress, but I stumbled upon some beautiful alternatives which I hope will please you as much as they pleased me.

Red floor-length prom dresses in the style of Carrie Underwood at Movies Rock (Naeem Khan)

Dress #1 is my absolute favorite and probably the closest match to Carrie’s dress you’ll find. I adore the gold details on the shoulder and the floaty nature of the dress. The bodice isn’t as loose fitting as on Carrie’s version and the plunge neckline isn’t as deep, but I think this might be working for you since you’re still going to High School.

If you’re all about the embellished waist on Carrie’s dress, you could try to find a wide gold belt to go with the dress, but I feel it could also do without and make you still look equally spectacular.

Dress #2 and #3 come close and are beautiful alternatives if you don’t mind that the embellishments are silver.

Dress #4 and #5 are a bit on the Bollywood side, but if accessorized well they can look fantastic on you.

Go Shopping:

  1. Celebrity Inspired Red Gown by Faviana ($238)
  2. Stretch Jersey Red Prom Dress by Faviana ($278)
  3. Rhinestone Red Jersey Prom Dress by Faviana ($358)
  4. Red Pleated Prom Dress from Night Moves by Allure ($378)
  5. Classic Red Prom Gown by Faviana ($278)

If you aren’t happy about any of the dresses, check out the eDressMe’s red prom dresses. They have a huge selection of amazing dresses. Who knows, maybe you’ll find a completely different dress you like.

Accessories

After you’ve settled for the dress, choose jewelry that emphasizes your dress. Don’t overdo it and make sure nothing about your getup will upstage the person wearing it.

Gold Accessories - Bangles, Cocktail Rings, Chandelier Earrings - Forever 21

I went for gold accessories, but if you decide on a dress with silver embellishments (e.g. #2 to #5), of course you’ll have to choose matching silver jewelry.

If you feel bold enough for some edge, add the turquoise cocktail ring (#5) to your prom attire. It’s not an obvious color combination, but I guarantee you, it will make you stand out.

You really want to get your earrings noticed, so I suggest you wear an elegant loose updo like Carrie (if your hair is long enough). An updo is the perfect hairstyle for a floor-length gown as it instantly adds elegance and grace to your whole look.

No necklace! This is super important in order to pull off a plunge neckline. A necklace would be totally out of place here. So remember to keep your neckline bare.

Go Shopping:

  1. Mirrored Panels Bangle ($6.80)
  2. Antique Chic Bracelet Set ($4.80)
  3. Joli Textured Bracelet ($4.80)
  4. Jeweled Petal Ring ($6.80)
  5. Antique Stone Ring ($4.80)
  6. Dangling Leaf Earrings ($4.80)
  7. Native Feather Earrings ($4.80)

Shoes

Going to a prom usually includes a lot of dancing, so you better skip the idea of wearing high heels unless you want to enjoy your evening seated while constantly complaining about how much your feet hurt in those darn shoes.

Instead, go for something mid-heeled, something strappy and embellished like the sandals below. And don’t forget to stock up on foot petals, they’ll be your lifesaver that evening.

Gold Strappy Mid-Heel Sandals - Touch Ups Anneka, Coloriffics Capri, Coloriffics Monterrey

Go Shopping:

  1. Coloriffics “Capri” Sandals ($74)
  2. Coloriffics “Monterrey” Sandals ($68)
  3. Touch Ups “Anneka” Sandals ($60)

Clutch

A simple gold clutch will perfectly top off this prom look. This one below is pretty similar to the one Carrie was wearing (see here).

Urban Expressions Hayden Gold Clutch

Urban Expressions Hayden Clutch
($39, Baghaus.com)

Hooray, you’re done! I bet you’ll be as fabulous as Carrie in your prom dress. Wish you a great prom night!

Style Questions?

If you have a style question of your own or need advice on something fashion related, feel free to drop me a line (my email: profashionelle[at]gmail.com). Looking forward hearing from you!

XOXO,
Irina

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Pre-Fall Collections – Part II

by Profashionelle on December 31, 2008 · 0 comments

Pre-Fall 2009 Collections

As promised, here’s the second part of the Pre-Fall 2009 collections. And this one’s even better than the first. I instantly fell in love with almost every collection I looked at. From Alexander Wang (edgy & sexy) to Nicole Miller (so chic!) to Tory Burch (the accessories!) and of course the unforgettable Versace (the epitome of sexy & fabulous).

Which Pre-Fall 2009 collection did you like most? Vote for your favorite in a poll after the jump.

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Amanda Bynes

Amanda Bynes in Marchesa Resort 2008 - SAG Awards 2008

Rating: ★★★★½

Amanda Bynes was picture perfect in a stunning teal blue embellished strapless gown.

A perfect red carpet moment for Amanda and she definitely managed to stand out between all the big names. This is the best I’ve seen Amanda look so far and I hope she stays on that course fashionwise in 2008.

P.S.: I cannot tell you how much I adore Amanda’s do. She looks like a gorgeous fairy tale princess. Pure perfection & my red carpet favorite yet.

Ashley Tisdale

Ashley Tisdale - SAG Awards 2008

Rating: ★★★½☆

Ashley Tisdale looks very grown up and sophisticated in this beautiful white floor-length gown. Maybe it’s the new nose which makes her look so different here, but I think I also like her hair here. She still needs to learn how to strike a good pose though.

Eva Longoria

Eva Longoria in Naeem Khan Spring 2008 - SAG Awards 2008

Rating: ★★★★☆

For someone as petite as Eva Longoria floor-length gowns aren’t easy to pull off, but the Desperate Housewives star does it with grace as per usual.

At this year’s SAGs Eva was giving us some old Hollywood glamour wearing a sexy ice white gown which gave us a pretty good sight on her fully-exposed back.

But the real deal about Eva’s look are her dazzling Verdura earrings if you ask me. Dramatic!

Kate Beckinsale

Kate Beckinsale in Luisa Beccaria Spring 2008- SAG Awards 2008

Rating: ★★★★☆

Kate Beckinsale was a glowing beauty in this lemon yellow strapless satin gown. She accesorized her shiny appearance with Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry.

Kate sure knows how to work the red carpet. I love the color of the dress and it’s a pleasant change to finally see some daring hues on the red carpet. Kate explains her color choice:

“It’s such a miserable day here I thought I’d bring a little sunshine.”

Marcia Cross

Marcia Cross in Monique Lhuillier Pre-Fall 2008 - SAG Awards 2008

Rating: ★★★★☆

Marcia Cross turned heads by wearing a gorgeous teal strapless floor-length gown. The dazzling contrast between the color of the dress and Marcia’s shiny red hair is fierce.

Marcia complemented her draping frock with jewels from Lorraine Schwartz.

Marion Cotillard

Marion Cotillard in Nina Ricci Spring 2008 - SAG Awards 2008

Rating: ★★★★☆

Marion Cotillard was another red carpet favorite of mine wearing an amazing corseted, pleated and gathered strapless gown with Chopard jewelry.

Also thumbs up for Marion wearing her hair up; this was the best decision she could make for this dress. This cloudy grey gown needs space to make a bold statement. The only downside of Marion’s getup was the color of the dress – it was a tad boring.

Michelle Pfeiffer

Michelle Pfeiffer in Versace Pre-Fall 2008 - SAG Awards 2008

Rating: ★★★½☆

The age defying Michelle Pfeiffer chose to look absolutely fabulous by wearing a brownish monochrome cocktail dress. The dress is a bit of an understatement for such a big ceremony as the SAG Awards, but she makes it work for her.

Michelle finished off her look by pairing her dress with matching satin peep-toe Louboutins. Lovely!

Sophia Bush

Sophia Bush - SAG Awards 2008

Rating: ★★★½☆

Sophia Bush seems to have picked up on Michelle Pfeiffer because she also decided to go with a brown short strapless frock. While the color isn’t one I would’ve chosen for such an event, I do like the sheeny silhouette of Sophia’s ruched cocktail dress.

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