Category: Gwyneth paltrow

FashionTrend Alert: The Short Suit

When my sister first clued me into this short suit trend, my initial reaction was “ew, no.” But then she mailed me a clipping of the original article from the Wall Street Journal and, well, I’m pretty sure this is really, really cute. Now, not everyone is a fan, and granted, it may not be totally appropriate for the stuffiest offices, but the great thing about the short suit is that it looks super chic and tailored anywhere in-between.

Celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow, Eva Longoria, and Amanda Seyfried have been seen embracing the trend with stylish success.
Jason Wu Spring 2011 (courtesy of
Jason Wu’s take on the trend at his Spring 2011 show might just be my favorite. How chic is the look in the middle! And, according to WSJ, we have a cropped tuxedo to look forward to in his upcoming resort collection. Yes, please.

Erin Fetherston Spring 2011 (courtesy of
I LOVE Erin Fetherston’s springy colors and feminine cuts. Perfect for work or play!

Valentino Spring 2011 (courtesy of

Jenni Kayne Resort 2012 – Brioni Spring 2010 – Doo-Ri Spring 2011 (all images courtesy of
With all of these adorable options, it’s a breeze to find a short suit for every occasion. Plus, it looks equally on-trend with heels and flats alike, so feel free to mix it up! (I’m a big fan of cute oxfords or boat shoes for a casual, vacation-ready look).

Make it LuLu*s and get creative with these adorable mix-and-match-able pieces! (There’s a lot more where that came from, too…)

Is this a look that you’ll be willing to try? Or will you stick to skirts?

GeneralCalling All Country Fans: Country Strong Will Knock Your Socks Off

Calling all country music fans!
Saturday night was cold and chilly, so in efforts to stay indoors where it was warm I went out with my friends for a girls’ movie night. After buying eighty pounds of candy at CVS, we headed over to the theater to watch Country Strong.
 In case you haven’t heard of the movie or seen any trailers, here’s a little info blurb from IMDB: “A drama centered on a rising country-music songwriter (Hedlund) who sparks with a fallen star (Paltrow). Together, they mount his ascent and her comeback, which leads to romantic complications involving her husband/manager (McGraw) and a beauty queen-turned-singer (Meester).”
Starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Leighton Meester, Garrett Hedlund, and Tim McGraw, this film actually really surprised me for its dark, realistic plot and incredible music. It’s a great cast with a great soundtrack, so even if you aren’t a big country fan, I’d definitely still recommend this movie.
Leighton Meester surprised me the most on this film, because while I’ve heard a couple of her songs on the radio or online, I wasn’t overly impressed. Given free reign to belt it out without the hindrance of electronic manipulation, however, she was amazing! and every part the gorgeous and talented country star (love the huge curls!).
Here’s a video of her song “Words I Couldn’t Say”:

Gwyneth  Paltrow played probably the deepest role of the movie, as recovering alcoholic and country superstar Kelly Canter.
As this song below clearly indicates, she is definitely not just a pretty face or a talented actor. I’d buy her album!

You  might already know Garrett Hedlund as Sam Flynn from Tron:  Legacy or as Patroclus in Troy. You might not have known, however, that he is also a mcyummy cowboy who can sing like nobody’s business.
 Here’s one of the songs he sang on the movie, “Chances Are.”

And then, just because they are so cute, I couldn’t resist posting a clip of the duet between Meester and Hedlund.
Here is their song “Give Into Me.” 

As you can tell, I loved this movie, and it’s already been nominated for a Golden Globe. So are you ready to be wowed? Will you go see it?

FashionThe Strong and Stylish Ladies of Iron Man 2

Scarlett Johansson in Iron Man 2When I went to see the new blockbuster hit, Iron Man 2, this weekend, I expected plenty of action packed scenes and stunning graphics to go with it. The last thing I expected was to be struck by the amazing wardrobe choices of the film’s two hot leading ladies.

Gwyneth Paltrow returns as Pepper Potts, the smart and faithful assistant to Tony Stark, played by Robert Downey Jr. Scarlett Johansson also joins the cast as Natasha Rushman, Tony’s mysterious new assistant who’s not only beautiful but kicks major butt.


Scarlett’s character is definitely meant to be the sultry type. Her sharp business attire accentuates her feminine features with the utmost of confidence. Her wardrobe also seems to borrow from 1940′s retro style with its high waistlines, polished pumps and one leopard print dress to die for!

Gwyneth’s wardrobe is a bit more conservative. Black, grey and navy dresses pair with a tasteful boat neckline to keep her look focused on business while remaining both simplistic and lovely.

Have you seen the film? If so, who wore your favorite look?

FashionTrend Report: Icy and Cool

There are always tons of parties and benefits going on, and you know that that means lots of celebrities wearing really cool clothes! Here, Gwyneth Paltrow stepped into the Bent on Learning Benefit in this icy cool and sparkling mini dress. The Bent on Learning Benefit is working toward bringing yoga into NYC’s public schools.

Check out’s picks of the event for more.

This icy trend seems fitting for any night that you don’t want to fuss with too many colors. Just step into a metallic grey draped dress and some killer black high heels and you’ll look chic and sleek at the same time.



I’d recommend the brand new (TODAY) Oxidize It Dress [sold out!] with the Anne Michelle Spicy 01 Black A Caged Girl Sings Pump for your next big night out!!!

FashionHot Trend: Cropped Leather Jackets

A quality leather jacket is a classic wardrobe staple for most, and now we’re seeing a new play on this time-tested look. The cropped leather jackets of Fall 2009 are fun and spunky.

I love seeing them paired with feminine, floral dresses. The look screams: naughty but nice!

The Headliner Vegan Leather Crop Jacket [sold out!] newly arrived here at LuLu*s is a great way to get your hands on the trend. I love the blazer collar with the studs. What a knockout!!