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Armani Dresses Shine at Princess Charlene’s Royal Wedding In Monaco

Georgio Armani is no stranger to priceless style and royalty.  When the 77-year old Italian designer was commissioned to create looks for the wedding of Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene Wittstock and His Serene Highness Prince Albert II, Armani set his vision — and over 100 hours of labor — to create a glistening, off-shoulder gown of satin duchesse.  The amazing dress worn by the slender blonde princess was carefully designed to be  free of  “any obvious nostalgia” in regards the all-lace frock worn by Prince Albert’s late mother, the famed Princess Grace Kelly of Monaco.

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The Princess and her Prince were married at a religious ceremony on July 2. Photo via UK Daily Mail.

“The idea was to go with a completely modern look.”  Armani explained to Womens Wear Daily.  “Each person has their own individual and unique style, and style is an expression of the times.”

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Princess Charlene’s one-of-a-kind Armani Prive creation included golden floral designs embroidered by hand, mother-of-pearl teardrops and bedazzled with over 40,000 Swarovski crystal details. The gown was complete with 2 trains and a 20-foot veil of silk tulle, topped by an 88-carat “Diamond Spray” tiara designed by Lorenzo Baumer.  That is, folks, a wedding ensemble truly fit for a princess.

The new Princess of Monaco wasn’t the only vision in Armani Prive thoughout the weekend. Giorgio’s niece Roberta Armani wore a light pink satin for the wedding ceremony, while Princess Mathilde of Belgium chose a pretty cocktail dress that consisted of wisteria silk.  Charlene’s father Michael Wittstock and brothers Sean and Gareth were dressed in made to measure suits by Armani.

Statement Necklaces to Shop For

Because sometimes, fashion speaks louder than words!

Mamstyles has rounded up some of the hottest bold statement necklaces that have made their way to the front row of retailers for Summer and Fall 2011-12.  Enjoy both couture-priced and affordable jewelry filled with precious metals, stones and shapes to fit the most style-conscious of moms.

The Unique: Golden Filigree

Nothing says “fun” like shiny golden glamor!  This stately (not heavy) Filigree Leaf Collar Necklace by Freedom is the mother’s newest answer to “bib” jewelry.  Available now at Topshop.

The Regal: Metal Fringe

A natural stone and no-fail metal links make this necklace a truly head-turning fashion.  Dress up a tunic or tee with the Nephi Fringe Necklace, available now at Free People.

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The Sought-After: David Yurman Hidden Shop June

Embrace full-on luxury in links; shiny rodium and black ceramic adds drama to diamond pave for Summer’s most unforgettable statement.  Midnight Melange Link Necklace, available now at David Yurman.




It’s A Boy For Rachel Zoe! + Spring/Summer Fashion Picks

Blogs began ringing around the globe (and internet) on March 24 in Los Angeles — celebrity stylist and reality TV star Rachel Zoe and husband/business partner Rodger Berman welcomed a healthy 6 pound, 12-ounce baby boy into their famous family!


Zoe apparently went into labor the day before (rumors were unconfirmed by her public relations) and gave birth to the undoubtedly beautiful Skyler Morrison Berman, whose middle name might honor Doors lead singer Jim Morrison.  The new parents announced in a statement that “Mom and Dad ‘LITERALLY’ could not be happier or more in love with their son!”  Best wishes!

While baby Skyler is indeed expected to be displayed as one of the most fashionable little boys ever made, The Zoe Report’s Bright Ideas bring into the light some highly necessary pieces to add to our own budding wardrobes for Spring.  Even denim jeans ‘spring’ to life with wonderous bursts of head-turning color:

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It's OK to get ruffled.

Many versions of ruffled blouses will be seen in optimistic shades.  This stretchy v-neck version by DKNY.

J Brand color jeans

Kickin' in color.

Think you can’t pull of the hues of these skinny jeans by J Brand?   Yes, you can!  Pair with a white t-shirt or coordinating tunic in one of Spring’s high-energy prints.  Mid-rise stretch jeans at Singer22.

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Inspired by ancient art.

Rachel suggests a “statement necklace” bearing the season’s prettiest colors.  Try the  Ancient Stone Pendant in 3 natural shades and a mere $28; available at Free People.

Elizabeth Taylor Dies at 79

The news this morning as been ringing ’round the world via publications and social networking.  Diamond-clad beauty Elizabeth Taylor passed away this morning in Los Angeles.  Actress, AIDS philanthropist and great-grandmother, Taylor remained the ultimate “It” girl through every decade.  The child star turned outspoken legend possessed a  spirit that made her a pioneer understood by women of  any social class.

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"I've been through it all, baby, I'm mother courage."

The Career The violet-eyed beauty became the first actress to earn a $1 million dollars for her leading role in 1963’s Cleopatra.  Her many future roles would be played opposite her future husbands, including Eddie Fisher and Tim Burton.   A two-time Academy Award winner for “Best Actress”, Taylor’s legacy includes renowned films, theater, soap opera and modern comedy appearances.

“Big Girls Need Big Diamonds”

Ms. Taylor’s penchant for jewels was aided by Burton, inspiring unforgettable designs such as the 69-carat Burton-Taylor Diamond, purchased by Burton during their famous marriage.   A fan of fine emeralds and white diamonds, she designed a collection for Piranesi as well as a costume jewelry collection for Avon.   Her signature fragrance White Diamonds remains one of the best-selling celebrity designer fragrances to date.

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The Jewlery Conoisseur And Author Of Bestseller "My Love Affair With Diamonds" Died Today Of Heart Failure.

The Family

Married 7 times, Elizabeth Taylor leaves behind four children (2 sons, 2 daughters), ten grandchildren and four great-grand children.

Hot Mamas In Color At The Oscars 2011

The 83rd Annual Academy Awards gleamed as Hollywood’s finest moms walked the red carpet in a sea of ultra-hot series of color.  From Audrey Hepburn-style couture worn by Reese Witherspoon to vampy sequin siren Penelope Cruz,  this year’s Oscar dresses opened our eyes to a few striking lessons in glamor.

Reese Witherspoon In Armani Prive

Reese Witherspoon Oscars 2011

When the  dazzling actress is not presenting the Academy Award for Best Actor to Colin Firth (“The King’s Speech), Reese dedicates her time to daughter Ava, 11 and son Deacon, 7.   Ms. Witherspoon is amongst the night’s best dressed, contrasting her black and white gown with a jewelry hit:  Green gemstone drop earrings by Neil Lane.

Rhea Durham in Naheem Khan

Jewels on a 2-piece dress.

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The breathtaking model graced the red carpet with yet another outstanding achievement: A 2-piece dress consisting of a floral jeweled bodice and carefully draped skirt in cherry red.  Durham has 4 children with husband and Oscar nominee Mark Wahlberg (pictured above).

Penelope Cruz in L’Wren Scott

It is a beautiful time for the actress and mother to newborn son Leo, who received rave reviews for her postpartum body skimmed by ravishing red sequins.  She entered the scene holding hands with her husband, Best Actor nominee Javier Bardem.

Cartier Love Collection Jewelry 2010

Different colors of gold and colored stones (like pink sapphires) decorate items from Cartier’s newest LOVE Collection.

Take a renowned jewelry icon from France, a legendary collection and add a celeb-sprinkled NYC party to celebrate.  The newest Cartier Love 2010 Collection introduced a delightfully colorful approach to the company’s ever-popular Love bracelet, ring and other gasp-worthy pieces.

Pink gold blends with black ceramic etched with Cartier’s trademark symbols of LOVE

The 2010 collection is focused on keeping Cartier’s original construction and function of the  collection’s jewelry consistent, designing the $5,000 Love bracelet with a miniscule bolt that must be screwed into place by someone other than it’s wearer.. ideally, the person giving the gift.  It’s not to say that one shouldn’t treat herself, but the Love bracelet is a genuinely breathtaking way for him to reassure you that true love takes two, indeed.

Drop earrings are an especially valuable Fall/Winter item this year.  The Love Collection chain-style drops fall completely in sync with the season’s rock-inspired clothing.  At Cartier’s price, you earn the right to flaunt your diamond love with anything from a pretty silk dress to threaded jeans.  Find the Love collection now at Cartier boutiques worldwide  (pieces from new and previous collections are also sold at the Cartier site).

Links: Styleite