"As a stylist, I always want my client to look like themselves, but even better".- Phillip Bloch
This past week I had the wonderful opportunity of interviewing World Acclaimed celebrity stylist to the Stars, Phillip Bloch, to go over trends we'll be seeing on the red Carpet at The 61st Emmys this coming Sunday, September 20th, and to announce his fab Red Carpet contest with Star Magazine and Maidenform Flexee's for the chance to meet him, be made over, and walk the red carpet in LA!
"The people with Flexee's Fat Free Dressings got together with Star Magazine and myself and we put this whole package together because I wanted people to have the full Hollywood Experience!" Phillip Bloch
When asked about trends we'll be seeing on the Red Carpet, Phillip stated "We're seeing a lot of neon, pop colors. During Fashion week there was a lot of hot pink, citrusy yellow, almost day glow colors. They look great in gowns, but when people try to translate them into everyday wear- I don't want to see anyone looking like a hot mess in hot pink from head to toe- use it as an accessory color, that punch, a blast of color, use it as a great hot pink shoe in patent leather or something. A great pink bag, a yellow bag. I think they are great pop colors when you're wearing all brown, all navy, or all dark green. When you're wearing these deep all fall colors, it's really fun to throw that splash of color in there."
Here are a few of Candi's pink choices- Oh and I might add, please don't wear these together 🙂
Black Halo- One Shoulder Mini Jackie Dress- Shopbop
Christian Louboutin- New Decoltissimo 85 Pointed Pumps- Net- A- Porter
If you aren't ready to fully take the pink plunge, a cute hot pink pedicure is always fun. In fact this is the color I'm sporting on my toes at this very second. I bought the color as I think I'll be using it into Winter!
Zoya Polish- Layla- Zoya
White was seen everywhere at this years Oscars but Phillip doesn't see any one color making that big of an impact on the red carpet. He states "We're definitely seeing a lot of nudes and creams and champagnes. I think that's coming in for Spring 2010. I don't know if it'll actually make it to the red carpet. I think we're going to see a lot of these pops of neon. I think more importantly we're seeing a lot of embellishment. A lot of statement necklaces are going to be very in, big opulent necklaces or a lot of bangles. It's going to be one thing or the other. It's not about over excessive jewelry, it's not about tiny jewelry, but it's about the statement pieces that make an outfit."
I just love this statement necklace by BCBG, it's gorgeous and would add to any outfit.
Bubble Neclace- BCBGMAXAZRIA
My personal favorite statement piece-
Intricate Geometric bracelet with round brilliant diamonds in platinum- Tiffany & Co.
I've always been curious to know what a stylist chooses first, the gown or the accessories when styling for a big event. Little did I know that the stylist chooses the shape wear prior to picking either one. The ever-so-sweet Bloch informed me that "You've got to put the shape wear on! We put the Flexees perfect shapewear on for Fat Free Dressing. No lumps, No bumps! It's you but better. I think as a stylist, I always want my client to look like themselves, but even better. You want to keep them smooth. A lot of metallics are very in, asymmetrics are very in, the silvers are very in. I think it's very important to separate the best from the hips, from the waist and keep everything looking flat, and toned. I'm not saying not curvy, because I love a size 10, size 12, curvy girl. I love me Chandra Wilson, Beyonce. I like a curvy girl, but you want no lumps, no bumps!"
Sarong Instant Slimmer Long Torso Waistnipper- Maidenform Flexees
Minimizer Strapless Body Briefer- Maidenform Flexees
It was interesting to hear who he has styled, and who his favorites are. "I love Beyonce, I just love Beyonce, she's such a class act. She's so sweet. She's so sincere." Phillip went on to say.
Bloch listed Jessica Simpson as another favorite. "I just love Jessica Simpson, Halle Berry is one of my favorites. Forest Whitaker's wife, Keisha (Nash) is a real "it" girl, fashion girl, she's one of my best, best friends. The big stars that are clients- I'd really like to say Beyonce, Halle, Salma Hayek, Cameron Diaz. I just love too many girls! Lady Gaga's really fun, and she actually wears Flexee's to perform in. For $30, she pus on a Flexee's tank or a Flexees tummy tucker, and she wears it to perform in. Nowadays the technology that we have in fashion makes fashion not only fashionable, but functional. People don't want to spend a lot of money to look good nowadays. Now more than ever all us "recessionistas" want to look good and not spend a lot of money."
For the Full Phillip Bloch Red Carpet experience, Log onto Star Magazine and enter to WIN for your chance to fly to L.A., meet Phillip Bloch, get a star worthy makeover, and walk the RED CARPET! Hurry and enter- contest ends 9/30/09
Make sure and watch The Emmys, this Sunday!