SHINY ROCKSTake a cue from Emma Stone as she sizzles in red Lanvin at the red carpet premiere of her new film Gangster Squad on January 7, 2013, at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.
Verdict- Chunky is the new way to go.
Star of House MD Jennifer Morrison checks all the boxes (and how!) for her ensemble at the debut of Tommy Hilfiger/ Zooey Deschanel’s New Castle collection at The London Hotel on April 9, 2014, in West Hollywood, California.
Verdict- Brownie points for the perfect melange of intricacy and size.
FEATHERSJessica Alba keeps it alive at the Keep a Child Alive organization's 5th annual Black Ball at The Hammerstein Ballroom on November 13, 2008, in New York City.
Verdict- So, maybe, feathered accessories aren’t the worst.
CONTRASTCameron Diaz gets it right at the Poiret: King Of Fashion benefit gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2007, in New York City. The star of There’s Something About Mary pulls off an unconventional pairing of a hot pink Christian Dior couture ballgown with a turquoise choker and earring set (from Fred Leighton) like she was born to do it.
Verdict- Unconventional? Just go for it!
SEMIPRECIOUSJennifer Lopez rocks Lanvin at the UK premiere of her film The Back-Up Plan in April 2010.
Verdict- It’s okay if your jewelry weighs you down- as long as there’s only one piece.
Sofia Vergara in red and statement earrings has sort of become an Emmy red carpet tradition. Yet, she outdoes herself every time. The bodacious Modern Family babe manages to carry a flaming color and doesn’t take it too far courtesy of her larger-than-life contrasting gemstone earrings (she obviously likes to have her earlobes stretched out, doesn’t she).
Verdict- Emerald green is definitely the color of the season, every season. Hallelujah.
LAYERSSandra Bullock managed to fuse the pearl and layered jewelry trends with her ensemble at the premiere of her film The Proposal in June 2009.
Verdict- Whoever said black, white and gold is old-fashioned was seriously mistaken.
MINIMALTV’s How I Met Your Mother star Cobie Smulders smoulders with understated glamor in J.Mendel at the 2013 Emmy Awards’ red carpet.
Verdict- Less really is more.