If you're thinking of wearing your hair in an updo for prom, check out these stars rocking what we consider some of the coolest updos we've seen this season. --Angel
Veronica Lake was a silver screen staple during the 1940s, when the film noir genre was booming. But the star of Sullivan's Travels, This Gun for Hire, and The Glass Key was as famous for her signature peek-a-boo hairstyle--her gorgeous blond waves often fell in front of her right eye--as she was for her femme fatale movie roles. Today, the sultry siren is given credit for the glossy, wavy hairstyles we often see on red carpets--the style has been dubbed "Veronica Lake waves."
Like Veronica Lake, actress Blake Lively's long, blond hair is almost as famous as the star herself. She's adopted a seductive persona, showing up on red carpets in curve-hugging dresses or even short suits to show off her legs, that is every bit the modern-day femme fatale.
See our exclusive Fashion Club prom look inspired by the stunning Veronica Lake here.
Elizabeth Taylor is without a doubt one of the most famous stars in film history, and not just for her roles in films like National Velvet, Little Women, and Cleopatra. The gorgeous screen legend was also known for her life off-screen--she was married eight times, was BFFs with the late Michael Jackson, and co-founded amfAR ( American Foundation for AIDS Research). As for style, Liz is best remembered for her love of fabulous jewelry (her best-selling fragrance is called White Diamonds) and it's reported that her collection was worth $150 million!
From her smoldering eyes to her head-turning red carpet style, actress Mila Kunis has certainly established her place on Hollywood's hot list. And with her "I don't care what you think" attitude, she's definitely got a bit of the same fiery persona that Liz Taylor was known for.
See our exclusive Fashion Club prom look inspired by the incomparable Liz Taylor here.
Grace Kelly is a name that is synonymous with iconic beauty. Known for her roles in such Hitchcock films as To Catch a Thief, Rear Window, and Dial M for Murder, Grace Kelly was a real-life princess (she married Prince Rainier of Monaco) who truly lived up to her first name. The Princess of Monaco was the epitome of ladylike and gracious, not only in her decorum, but also her style. She favored Chanel bouclé suits, glamorous v-neck gowns, belted dresses that emphasized her waist and elegant accessories like pearls, scarves, and even gloves.
With her penchant for wearing dresses in super feminine silhouettes, singer Taylor Swift is very much like a moden-day Grace Kelly. We think the Princess would approve of Ms. Swift's flirty-yet-demure red frock.
See the exclusive Fashion Club prom look inspired by the lovely Grace Kelly here.
When it comes to style icons, Audrey Hepburn tops the list! She managed to be elegant, graceful, charming, and glamorous all at once, and her LBD and pearls in Breakfast at Tiffany's is one of the most mimicked looks of all time. Known for films like Funny Face, Roman Holiday, and her defining role as Holly Golightly in the aforementioned Breakfast at Tiffany's, Hepburn's off-camera style was just as covetable--the ingenue favored ultra-feminine pieces and classic silhouettes.
See the exclusive Fashion Club prom look inspired by the iconic Audrey Hepburn here.
Are you entering the Duct Tape Prom Contest? Yes? Then, OK, matching your date is cool. If you answered this question, "No," then all we're saying is reconsider the idea of matching. (BTW, you really must check out the Stuck At Prom Contest entries received last year. They're quite amazing.)
Gone are the days of matching mandates by the prom police: 'I decree that the color of the dress must be exact in tone and shade to that of the color of the tie!' Now, it's less about matching and more about coordinating your looks so that the overall style is cohesive, unified, and togetherish.
Check with your date first to find out his thoughts on matching and/or coordinating. It's still totally cool if your date wants to wear a pale pink tie and vest to match your gorgeous pale pink gown, but it's not going to break any prom fashion laws if he's not down with it.
Simplify. Maybe instead of matching, just make sure you get him a boutoinierre (and he gets you a corsage) that matches your dress. That's subtle, yet still makes the point that you two came to prom together.
If your date is into wearing color (see photo above: burgundy pants and teal shirt), then a good choice for you could be a neutral color dress, such as blush, off-white, champagne, or a pale shade of blue or green.
We are also super into the idea of matching the shirt to the dress, and keeping the suit or tux monotone, like dark grey, black, or navy. Hot!
But, if your dress is a color that he is flat out not going to wear anywhere in his look, then just do your best to be your adorable you anyway. As long as you're both smiling, you'll match just perfectly.
Color combos to try:
You: Mint; Him: Light Grey
You: Emerald; Him: Navy Blue
You: Pale Blush; Him: Burgundy
You: Orange; Him: Light Grey
You: Lilac; Him: Yellow
You: Gold; Him: Black
You: Yellow; Him: Light Grey
Check out this amazing tool. Just hit "complement" and different places on the color wheel for color combo inspiration!
Don't miss FashionClub.com's March feature on celeb-inspired Prom Trends For Guys!
When it comes to eyelashes, the more lush, the better. For maximum lash impact we suggest going beyond your favorite mascara and adding falsies to your fringe. There are dozens of styles, from luxurious mink to glam and glittery, but right now we're digging the babydoll effect. Get the look with a full lash strip that's thicker on the outer edge or just add individuals toward the outer corners of your eyes. --Angel
The Academy Awards are without a doubt the biggest night of the year in Hollywood, meaning the stars don the best of the best that fashion has to offer. From Prada tuxedos to Dior Haute Couture Gowns, last night's Oscar awards could quite possibly be the most glamorous we've seen. --Angel
Opulent, dramatic, luxurious, and dripping with glamorous details--for her Fall 2013 collection FIDM Alumna Monique Lhuillier didn't shy away from creating the made-for-the-red-carpet looks she is known for. We can't wait to see which celebs don the jewel-toned, fringed, beaded, and lacy numbers come fall. --Angel