ASSET MANAGEMENT

“If You’ve Got It, Flaunt It.”

Confidence

con·fi·dence  [kon-fi-duhns] 

noun 
DEFINITION

1 .full trust; belief in the powers, trustworthiness, or reliability of a person or thing

2.belief in oneself and one’s powers or abilities; self-confidence; self-reliance; assurance

Knowing the definition of a word is easy;

Exuding confidence is the hard part.

 

***Especially when it comes to one’s body***

 

We all have a favorite part of our body that we like to show off; this editorial shows how to flaunt your body with confidence in some of spring’s best new trends

 

 

ASSET MANAGEMENT

ASSET-ABS

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Spring Trend- Seperates

NAVEL GAZE: A romantic bouffant skirt becomes something stronger when paired with a cropped sun shirt- a combination that frames model Hilary Rhoda‘s steel core perfectly

 

 

ASSET-SHOULDERS

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Spring Trend- Multi-Straps

ARMED AND DANGEROUS: There may be nothing more confidence-bolstering than Victoria Beckham‘s signature second-skin dresses; especially when they’re engineered with a structured bodice and straps that grid the standout shoulders of model Doutzen Kroes

 

 

ASSET-CHEST

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Spring Trend- Corseted Jacket

THE BUST AND THE BEES: A corseted jacket cinches model Jasmine Tooke’s waist with the help of a tortoiseshell-plexiglass belt, while a low-cut breast-plate adorned with jeweled bees brings the attention upward and inward. 

 

 

ASSET-LEGS

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Spring Trend- Ruffles/High-Low Hemline

STEPPING UP: Flamenco ruffles cut to there in an asymmetric line draw the eyes farther and farther north along the never-ending legs of model Kasia Struss

 

 

ASSET-BACK

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Spring Trend- The Column Dress/Cutouts

TRAPEZIUS ARTIST: An Asian-inspired column dress looks entirely different from behind, where a single red band of silk along the spine bisects model Doutzen Kroe’s back while showing it all off

 

 

ASSET- NECK

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Spring Trend- Cutouts/White

SWAN SONG: Alexander Wang‘s cutaway construction reveals strategic silvers of model Fei Fei Sun‘s milky skin

 

 

WE ALL HAVE AN “ASSET” WE WANT TO FLAUNT

I hope that this editorial not only introduced you to some of Spring’s best trends but also has inspired you to take a fashion risk and show off your favorite “asset”

 

XOXO

The Passionate Fashionista

 

**ONE FINAL NOTE-**

The Alexander McQueen corseted jacket is officially on my

MUST HAVE LIST

 

2013 Golden Globes- Who Made the Cut?

 

“The Passionate Fashionista’s” Fashion Critique of

 The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards

Award Season Has Begun!

I watched the Live from the Red Carpet special on E! and was carefully taking notes on trends of the red carpet and making a list of the Best Dressed and Worst Dressed celebrities of the evening; although it was hard to keep up with all of the beautiful gown

In this post, I am going to pretend I am one of the judges on E!’s “Fashion Police and reveal my “Best Dressed” and “Worst Dressed” picks, and ultimately pick  my favorite look of the evening and my least favorite.

There were some dresses that I wasn’t sure if I “liked” or” hated.” I am going to let you make the decision on those dresses.

Best Dressed List

 

 Ladies in Red

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Golden Globe Winner Jennifer Lawrence in Dior Haute Couture

“This is Dior Haute Couture,” she said on the red carpet. “I don’t really know what haute means, but I had to say it.”

-People Magazine Online

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Claire Danes (1 Month after giving birth) in Versace

golden-globes-zooey-deschanel-350Zooey Deschanel in Oscar de la Renta

 Nude/Pale Pink Gals

amy-adams-marchesa-golden-globes-h724Amy Adams in Marchesa (“Ballet Pink”)

hayden-panettiere-roberto-cavalli-golden-globes-h724“Nashvillle’s” Hayden Panettiere in Roberto Cavalli

kerry-washington-miu-miu-golden-globes-h724Scandal Star Kerry Washington in Miu Miu

011313-connie-britton-shimmered in a strapless column dress by KaufmanfrancoNashville Star Connie Britton in KaufmanFranco

isla fischer embellished Reem AcraIsla Fischer in Reem Acra

 Women in Black

eva-longoria-emilio-pucci-golden-globes-h724Eva Longoria in Emilio Pucci; BEST BLACK DRESS

julianne-moore-tom-ford-golden-globes-h724Golden Globe Winner Julianne Moore in Tom Ford

katharine-mcphee-theyskens-theory-golden-globes-h724Katherine Mcphee in Theysken’s Theory

NBC's "70th Annual Golden Globe Awards" - Press RoomSalma Hayek in Gucci Premiere Gown

nicole-kidman-alexander-mcqueen-golden-globes-h724Nicole Kidman in Alexander McQueen

011313-allison-williams-black J Mendel sequin seamed halter gown with a deep V necklineAllison Williams in J. Mendel

011313-rosie-huntington-whiteley-saint laurent gownRosie Huntington-Whiteley in Saint Laurent

634.SofiaVergara.mh.011313Sofia Vergara in Michael Cinco

 

 Powder Blue

jessica chastain calvin kleinGolden Globe Winner Jessica Chastain in Calvin Klein

nicole-richie-naeem-khan-golden-globes-h724Nicole Richie in Naeem Khan

(One of my favorite dresses of the night)

Best Dressed List (cont.)

011313-julia-louis-dreyfus-corseted black and nude Vera Wang strapless gownJulia Louis-Dreyfuss in Vera Wang

anne-hathaway-chanel-golden-globes-h724Anne Hathaway in Chanel’s Spring 2009 Couture Collection

jessica-alba-oscar-delarenta-golden-globes-h724Jessica Alba in Oscar de la Renta

lucy-liu-carolina-herrera-golden-globes-h724Lucy Liu in Carolina Herrara

634.EmilyBlunt.mh.011313Emily Blunt in Michael Kors

My Pick for Best Dressed- Kate Hudson

kate-hudson-golden-globes-h724Presenter Kate Hudson in Alexander McQueen

My Worst Dressed List

Halle Berry Atelier Versace Gown, geometric print disasterHalle Berry in Atelier Versace- Her dress is a “Geometric-Celestial Print Disaster, Circa 1991”-Instyle.com

lena-dunham-golden-globes-h724Lena Durham in a plum Zac Posen gown

taylor-swift-golden-globes-donna-karan-h724Taylor Swift in Donna Karan- I am not a fan of the straps or train of the dress. Plum dresses were a “miss”

tina-fey-lwren-scott-golden-globes-h724Host Tina Fey in L’Wren Scott- Bad Hemline, Bad Print, and is she wearing mini white Lapels?

amanda-seyfried-givenchy-golden-globes-h724Amanda Seyfried in Givenchy-Props on the color but the lines of the gown especially in the bodice resemble a circle collar

My Worst Dressed Pick- Jodie Foster

011313-jodie-foster-giorgio armani 2013 Lifetime Achievement AwardLifetime Achievement Award Recipient Jodie Foster in Giorgio Armani

Jodie , although the color of this dress does bring out your eyes, you look like a shiny and shimmering blue disco ball and I don’t like what is going on with the straps of the dress. You are a terrific actress and congratulations on receiving the “Lifetime Achievement Award.” Stick to what you know best: acting.

My “Love It” or “Hate It”List

634.SiennaMiller.mh.011313New Mom Sienna Miller in Erdem

“Hit?” or “Miss?”

marion-cotillard-dior-couture-golden-globes-h724Nominee Marion Cotillard in Dior Couture

“Hit?” or “Miss?

olivia-munn-giorgio-armani-golden-globes-h724Olivia Munn in Giorgio Armani- I kind of like this dress…

“Hit?” or “Miss”

011313-debra-messing-donna karan gown with hand ruched detailingDebra Messing in Donna Karan- Too Much?

011313-rachel-weisz-700 louis vuittonRachel Weisz in Louis Vuitton- Personally I like this dress and the Mod Theme of LV’s Spring 2013 Line

naomi-watts-zac-posen-golden-globes-h724Naomi Watts in a backless burgundy Zac Posen gown- Can’t make up my mind on this one.

“Hit?” or “Miss?”, You Decide

I want your to hear YOUR thoughts, so please comment on “My Hit or Miss List”, “Worst Dressed”, or “Best Dressed” looks and please add some of your own from last night. I can’t wait to hear what YOU have to say.

Can’t Wait for the SAG Awards

XOXO

The Passionate Fashionista