Charlize Theron Style

Celebrity Style~ Charlize Theron in Madewell

Charlize Theron and her son, Jackson, were spotted grabbing a tasty frozen treat at Pinkberry in Los Angeles. The actress proves her street style is just as fabulous as her red carpet style pairing Madewell's, Zebra Love Pullover sweater with a pair of Current/Elliott's, Stiletto Cropped Low-Rise Skinny jeans.

She added a pair of sleek sunnies and comfy printed Joie loafers to completed her off-duty ensemble.

What do you think of Charlize's look?










You can find Charlize's, Madewell sweater at Shopbop for $80.00. 

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

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Say Buongiorno (hello) to dalla nonna

Former college roommates Rebecca Richards and Jessica Bohrer are the design duo behind dalla nonna, which means "from the grandmother" in Italian. Richards and Bohrer were inspired by vintage pieces once belonging to their mother's and grandmothers and fell in love with the idea of making something old new again.

dalla nonna's chic and modern jewelry designs have been flashed around by some pretty famous faces including Charlize Theron, Emily VanCamp, Zoe Saldana, Emma Stone and Pretty Little Liars star, Ashley Benson. Their sensational and personal keepsake pieces have even made it to the small screen appearing on Chelsea Lately and Castle.

Recently we had a chance to speak to Rebecca and Jessica, and the pair dished on everything from the importance of giving back to the community, their latest pieces and their plans for New York Fashion Week.

Fashion Wrap Up: Tell us a little bit about the current collection you are creating?

dalla nonna: We actually just introduced our little letters on delicate chain bracelets. We’ve had a great response to our little letters (with celebrity fans including Charlize Theron & Zooey Deschanel), which are in our signature font, and we think customers will love seeing words & phrases like “xo”, “bff”, “love” and “mom” peeking from their sweater sleeves. For fall & winter, we are also focused on incorporating the darker sapphire colors – red, blue, purple & of course black!  While our collections are really wearable year round, we love the pop of the darker tones, and since jewel tones are big for fall, we want to make sure our customers have a new selection of colors to choose from this season. We’re especially loving our black sapphire portafortuna (“good luck charms”) earrings and rings. These pieces are super wearable and make any outfit feel extra special.

FWU: How did you know that jewelry was your passion?

dalla nonna: Who doesn’t feel passionately about jewelry?! Actually, we both are very close to our grandmothers and have very fond memories of playing in their jewelry boxes when we were little (and big!). We adore these women and the special memories we associate with wearing their jewels. So it’s only natural that this passion for family would inspire us to create dalla nonna. We fell in love with the idea of taking a family treasure with a story—a trinket celebrating a special day—and making it new by adding a modern twist.

FWU: Describe the first piece of jewelry you purchased?

dalla nonna:  With a love for jewelry, it’s hard to remember the first piece of jewelry ever purchased. There was the cat ring-bracelet-necklace set that Becca saved her allowance, birthday and holiday money to buy at age 7; the cat was enameled the brightest orange you can imagine. And Jess begged her parents for anything with her birthstone – amethyst, including a heart-shaped amethyst ring in yellow gold – to accompany her arm-full of friendship and beaded bracelets. Although we still have these pieces, which make us smile, we are now saving for timeless pieces that we can pass on to our daughters and granddaughters.

FWU: Where do you draw inspiration for a piece or collection?

dalla nonna: We draw inspiration from everywhere and everything – family, friends, nature, street life, art, runway, etc. Once inspiration strikes, we make sure that we blend new ideas and collections into our existing aesthetic. dalla nonna jewelry is meant to be simple enough to wear every day, but also unique enough to feel special. Personal details give each piece a life and story of its own—from the date you selected for your calendar necklace to the letters you chose for your little letter bracelet. As the line continues to grow, it’s important that all of the new pieces stay true to our chic, custom, vintage-inspired aesthetic.

FWU: Tell us a little bit about this “Calendar Necklace” that is generating so much buzz.

dalla nonna: dalla nonna’s signature piece, the calendar necklace® exemplifies dalla nonna’s blend of tradition and trend.  Derived from an old tie pin of Jess’ Grandpa Howard, each piece is executed in 14k rose or yellow gold, or sterling silver, and accented with a sapphire in a color chosen by the wearer to commemorate a date of her choosing - birthday, birth of a baby, graduation, engagement, anniversary, wedding - the list is endless! With its sleek and modern design, the calendar necklace® is a subtle statement piece that allows the wearer to hold a date that is close to her heart even closer still.

FWU: What are your favorite gemstones?

dalla nonna: Sapphires, of course! We love sapphires because they are one of the only precious stones that come in a rainbow of colors (we use red, green, blue, yellow, pink, purple, white & black). We love both the wide range of beautiful colors and the quality.

FWU: Describe what it was like seeing your creations on the red carpet for the first time.

dalla nonna: There is nothing quite like seeing someone wearing something you’ve created, and when that someone is a celebrity it’s exhilarating! Whether it’s a woman on the street or an actress heading into a movie premiere, it’s incredibly gratifying knowing that you’re passion, sweat and tears have paid off. We are touched and honored every time we see someone wearing our pieces…and of course, we phone one another immediately to share our excitement.

FWU: What are your plans for Fashion’s Night Out?

dalla nonna: To survive! Fashion’s Night Out is a super exciting time for the industry & it’s great to see everyone out and on the move soaking in the new trends & fun entertainment. We spent last year taking in the festivities in the Meatpacking District, so this year you’ll probably find us in Soho to mix things up!

FWU: Will you be attending any shows or events during fashion week?

dalla nonna: We love being a part of the NYC fashion world – whether it’s during Fashion Week or any other week of the year – and that’s why we’re based here and why we do most of our manufacturing here as well. It’s hard to match the creativity, diversity and energy NYC has to offer! We’ll be making the rounds to a few shows & events during Fashion Week, and we’ll also be attending Lucky FABB, which we’re super excited about since there are so many wonderful things happening as we grow our social media presence (hard to believe it, but we’re on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram & Polyvore – oh my!).

FWU: Is there anything else you would like our readers to know?

dalla nonna: We believe in supporting local artisans, all of our pieces are handmade in the USA. Additionally, dalla nonna believes in giving back. In support of promoting breast cancer awareness and prevention efforts, dalla nonna donates 10% of the purchase price of pink bracelets (from any collection, in any metal strung on pink (faux) suede) to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®. dalla nonna also donates 20% of the purchase price of our sterling silver lucky star bracelets strung on turquoise (faux) suede to SOS Children's Villages to support their relief efforts in Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya. Customers can feel good knowing that they’re supporting local businesses as well as worthy causes.

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

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Celebrities Love Dana Rebecca Designs

This summer season celebrities cannot seem to get enough of Dana Rebecca Designs eye-catching jewels. From classic necklaces and bracelets, to glittering earrings and vibrant cocktail rings it's no wonder celebrity fans like Charlize Theron, Sophia Bush, Maria Menunous, Nikki Reed and Ashley Benson have been snapping up the Chicago-based designer's unique accessories for their red carpet finishing touches.

What makes Dana Rebecca Designs so special? For starters, designer Dana Levy's travels around the world and personal style is reflected in each design and each piece is named after an extraordinary woman in her life who has inspired her. Talk about a personal touch!

TV host Maria Menounos recently wore the delicately beautiful Sylvie Rose necklace to an event. Twilight beauty Nikki Reed wore the Carly Michelle cocktail ring to the Teen Choice Awards. Also donning Dana Rebecca Designs at the Teen Choice Awards was Ashley Benson. The Pretty Little Liars star accented her strapless, black lace Monique Lhuillier bustier with the popular Lauren Joy Mini Necklace.

We are looking forward to seeing more Dana Rebecca Designs on the red carpet. Here are a few of our favorite pieces we think would be excellent red carpet choices for both the MTV VMA's and the Emmy's.

Celebrities Love Dana Rebecca Designs

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

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Style Icon~ Charlize Theron

When we think about the most glamorous actresses in Hollywood, Charlize Theron tops that list. Award-winning roles in films like Monster, North Country and Young Adult have put Charlize at the top of best dressed lists for years and noted her as a serious fashion force. The South African beauty started her career as a model and her youthful good looks and glamorous demeanor landed her the gig as the face of J'adore Dior fragrance.

On the red carpet, Theron has a tendency to experiment with lust worthy heels and sandals, not to mention showing off her physique with edgier minis and daring necklines and slits. Moreover, the Prometheus star consistently finds balance between utterly sexy and totally sophisticated silhouettes.

Wearing designers like Christian Dior, Stella McCartney, Gucci and Rag & Bone allows the 36-year-old to go from red carpet starlet to casual cool effortlessly. Her off-duty style of tailored jackets paired with skinny denim jeans and go to trendy accessories serves as a fabulous style look book for any fashion forward and classic fashion lover.

Charlize has had a plethora of stunning red carpet looks over the years. Here we take a look at her ten best looks ever.

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

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Ten Best Looks of the Week~

Ge the wrap up on the ten best looks of the week.

Actress Diane Kruger wore this breathtaking, mint green, single-shoulder, Giambattista Valli Haute Couture flowing gown for the opening ceremony of the Cannes film festival.  Actress Jessica Chastain floated down the red carpet at Cannes for the premiere of Lawless in this stunning, ivory, Giorgio Armani strapless gown. She teamed her look with Jimmy Choo heels and Chopard gems.


 Actress Lea Michele attended the Fox Upfront 2012 event presentation in New York City wearing this sensational, sleeveless, blush, Emilio Pucci lace sheath dress.  Actress Rachel Bilson attended the CW Upfronts event in New York City wearing this beautiful, ivory, Chanel ruffled cocktail dress.


Actress Charlize Theron was a vision in this black, Dior Haute Couture sheer gown. She added a satin clutch and Solange Azagury-Patridge jewels for the London premiere of Snow White and the Huntsman. Actress Freida Pinto made a splash on the Cannes red carpet in this beautiful, strapless, Michael Angel dress with a draped skirt and embellished, multicolored bodice. She added a bejeweled Louis Vuitton clutch, silver t-strap Louis Vuitton heels and Chopard gems to complete her look.


At the CW Upfronts, actress Nina Dobrev looked stunning in this slim-fitting, Dolce & Gabbana sheath paired with red Jimmy Choo heels. Actress Kristen Stewart attended a photocall for Snow White and the Huntsman in Berlin wearing this long-sleeved, slim fitting, 10 Crosby by Derek Lam sheath paired with a black McQ by Alexander McQueen military style belt at the waist.


Actress Diane Kruger wore a beautiful, coral, Calvin Klein Collection fit and flare dress to the Women in Film event at the Cannes Film Festival. Mandy Moore attended a press event for the upcoming movie Tron: Uprising in this gorgeous Barbara Bui tweed blazer paired with dark skinny jeans and white Casadei heels.

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

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Celebrity Style~ Charlize Theron

Charlize attended the Paris premiere of Prometheus in this royal blue, long-sleeve, Stella McCartney sheath dress.

The gorgeous actress added Dana Rebecca Designs diamond jewels and black, suede, Christian Louboutin booties to complete her look.

What do you think of Charlize's look?

Do you love it or loathe it?

Do you think booties are too heavy and weigh the look down? What shoe would you suggest for the leggy blonde? Open toe heel? Jeweled sandal? Let us know what you think!

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

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Ten Best Looks of The Week~

Get the wrap up on the ten best looks of the week.

 Actress Rachel McAdams attended a photo call in Munich, Germany, for her new movie The Vow in this lacy, blush Collette Dinnigan embroidered cocktail dress featuring a bow accent at the waist.  Actress Jessica Chastain was lovely in lace at the N.Y.C premiere of Coriolanus in this Monique Lhuillier gown paired with Jimmy Choo heels and Harry Winston sparklers.


Actress Elizabeth Banks arrived at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City in this beautiful black, brocade Andrew Gn coat featuring 3/4-length sleeves and metallic detailing. Actress Carey Mulligan hit the red carpet for the London Critics Circle Film Awards in this stunning scarlet, tulip printed Roland Mouret dress featuring cap-sleeves.


 Actress Jaime King attended The Art of Elysium's 5th Annual "Heaven Gala" wearing this embroidered, floral print Valentino gown with puffed sleeves. Actress Cate Blanchett attended IWC 's Geneva event in this sleek, black Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci ensemble featuring a peplum top and pencil skirt.


Actress and Director Angelina Jolie walked the red carpet at the Golden Globes in this single-shoulder, slim fitting, white Atelier Versace gown. Actress Charlize Theron was glamorous in this plunging blush, Grecian inspired Dior Haute Couture gown with a daring thigh-high slit at the Golden Globes.


Actress Kate Beckinsale attended the L.A. premiere of Underworld: Awakening in this champagne sequined Jenny Packham gown paired with Amrapali jewels. Actress Dianna Agron walked the red carpet in this gorgeous scarlet Giles Deacon gown featuring laser-cut swans on the bodice and a tiered skirt.

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

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2012 Golden Globes~ Best Dressed

Beautiful blush tones, curve-hugging silhouettes, sweeping trains and plenty of dramatic jewels that sparkled were on display at the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards. Celebrities showcased a plethora of fabulous fashions on the red carpet in Hollywood last night. Here are our top five picks for the best dressed celebrities.

Charlize Theron- The best actress nominee for Young Adult was glamorous in this plunging blush, 1920's inspired Dior Haute Couture gown with a daring thigh-high slit. Charlize complimented her look with a dazzling headband, vintage Cartier gems and ankle-wrapped heels.





Angelina Jolie- The In the Land of Blood and Honey director wore this single-shoulder, slim fitting, white Atelier Versace gown featuring accents of red. Custom Lorriane Schwartz earrings, Christian Luboutin clutch and perfect red pout completed her sultry look.



Sofia Vergara- Sofia worked her curves in this sensational, strapless, sapphire Vera Wang custom gown. The Modern Family star accessorized with over $5 million worth of sparkling diamonds from Harry Winston.



Kate Beckinsale- Kate was the epitome of perfection on the Golden Globes red carpet in this delicately embroidered, strapless, white Roberto Cavalli fishtail gown.The Contraband star accessorized her look with stacked diamond cuffs and dramatic Lorraine Schwartz earrings.



Jessica Alba- Jessica was a vision in this gorgeous, lavender Gucci embroidered gown with sweeping train. The brunette beauty accessorized with sparkling Bulgari diamonds and a Roger Vivier clutch.


~Christy Pastore @christypastore

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2012 Golden Globes~ Charlize Theron

The best actress nominee for Young Adult was glamorous in this plunging blush, Grecian inspired Dior Haute Couture gown with a daring thigh-high slit.

Charlize complimented her look with a dazzling headband, vintage Cartier gems and annkle-wrapped heels.

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

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Golden Globes 2012~ What Will the Nominees Wear?

The fashion forecast for the 69th Annual Golden Globes is glamorous with a hint of sophistication. We cannot wait to see what our favorite celebrities and this year's nominees will be wearing. We have searched the stars signature styles and made our fashion predictions for one of the year's biggest red carpet events. Here are our suggestions for what some of the nominees should wear to the Golden Globes.

Rooney Mara
Best Actress Motion Picture Drama for The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

Our Prediction: Mara will opt for a black or white gown with edge and high drama. Like this Givenchy Haute Couture gown Rooney wore to the London premiere.

Safe Choice: This sleek, white Emilio Pucci gown with embroidered details and sheer panels. Minimal jewels and a peep toe heel would be the perfect accent to this look. Dream Choice: A gorgeous, strapless Alexander McQueen ballgown featuring gold embroidered details on the bodice. Bold femininity!


Viola Davis
Best Actress
Motion Picture Drama for The Help

Our Prediction: Viola loves bright colors and soft fabrics. The Help star will most likely pick a gown just like the punchy colored Raoul column gown she wore to the Critics Choice Awards. Safe Choice: A lovely, floor sweeping Jenny Packham gown with lace details at the neckline and shoulders. This gown is romantic, fun and feminine. Viola should add dramatic jewels or canary yellow diamonds for a wow factor. Dream Choice: This tangerine Alberta Ferretti chiffon gown is the perfect mix of sexy sophistication. Add an underlay to the gown and alter the neckline for The Help star so she is not completely risque on the red carpet.


Charlize Theron
Best Actress Motion Picture Comedy or Musical for Young Adult

Our Prediction: Charlize never seems to disappoint on the red carpet. We predict she will select a gown that defines glamor and has plenty of sex appeal. At the Critics Choice Awards the South African beauty was radiant in this sleeveless, black Azzedine Alaia Couture gown featuring scalloped edges and a ruffled skirt.
Safe Choice: Reminds us a bit of the Grecian inspired Lanvin gown Natalie Portman wore to the Oscars in 2005. Alter the neckline of this champagne Christian Dior gown for Charlize to plunge a bit and it's sure to be a red carpet showstopper. Dream Choice: We'd love to see Charlize show off those perfectly toned legs of hers in this one-shoulder, jewel toned Oscar de la Renta gown. She would really rock this look with a pair of bronzed heels. Also, the color is perfect for her! 


Michelle Williams
Best Actress Motion Picture Comedy or Musical for Young Adult

Our Prediction: Michelle generally opts for ladylike silhouettes with whimsical or floral patterns. We absolutely loved this lace Christian Dior dress with plunging neckline she wore to the movie's NYC premiere.

Safe Choice: This pretty, strapless Valentino gown featuring delicate floral embroidery is definitely Michelle's style. It's a little daring --  we rarely see the star with bare shoulders -- so strapless is a fun step forward. Dream Choice: Michelle should take a cue from Marliyn and channel old Hollywood glamor but add some sex appeal by showing off her curves in this embellished, fuchsia Elie Saab gown.


Kate Winslet
Double Best Actress Nominee Motion Picture Comedy or Musical for Carnage and for the HBO miniseries Mildred Pierce

Our Prediction: Kate always selects dramatic dresses that tend to be perfectly classic and timeless. The British beauty wears gowns that have notable necklines or details, making them instant favorites. She will have a look that will be unforgettable.

Safe Choice: Kate could select this sleek, Badgley Mischka design that features a jeweled waistline and unique shoulder details. The lovely soft grey color would be a nice compliment with her signature red pout.  Dream Choice: As a double nominee, Kate should bring the glamor. Go big or go home! We'd love to see Kate in this, sensational swirling scarlet Zac Posen ball gown. High drama!


Jessica Chastain
Best Supporting Actress for The Help

Our Prediction: The star of The Help loves to wear color and is quite the risk-taker with her fashion choices. Jessica will wear a gown not only unique in color but also textures likes this ruched, plum Oscar de la Renta gown.
Safe Choice: Being a fan of textures this multi-layered Oscar de la Renta gown will look phenomenal on the red-haired beauty. With the right accessories and choice of hair style, Jessica could be a major stand out on the red carpet. Dream Choice: Since Jessica loves to play up color, we think she should give this acid yellow Jason Wu gown a spin. With her fair complexion, we'd love to see her wear her hair down and accessorize with some bold statement jewels.



~Christy Pastore @christypastore

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