Gabrielle Union has been some serious rounds during New York Fashion Week. She’s been spotted in the front row at shows including Christian Siriano, Nicole Miller, Carolina Herrera and Tracy Reese where we saw the actress yesterday. At the Tracy Reese show, Union modeled a summery dress from the designer (she gushed about the pockets, perfect place to put your hands for all that posing), a Christian Siriano clutch that she’s been toting after seeing it on the runway and mile-high Christian Louboutin heels–her feet have got to hurt after all that running around!
For Fall 2011, Tracy Reese showed a beautiful jeweled toned collection with lots of turquoise, yellow, magenta and orange mixed in with toffee, brown and gray; great to see some color for next cold season! The designer stayed true to her aesthetic of romantic silhouettes and bold prints with flowing maxi skirts, cozy knits, skirts with sequin embellishments and leather and fur mixed in for good measure.
Looks from the runway at the Tracy Reese Fall 2011 show.
The best thing about the collection: we can actually see the pieces working with our wardrobe. “Tracy always designs such beautiful, feminine flirty dresses that actually accentuate and celebrate a woman’s frame — a real woman’s frame,” Union said and we couldn’t agree more.
Some men shy away from giving their woman style critiques before they leave the house but Gabrielle Union says her beau Dwyane Wade isn’t afraid to give her the heads up when she needs to go back to the bathroom and fix her weave (one advantage of dating someone taller than you!) or throw on some slimming shape wear.
While celebrating Wade’s 29th birthday during a $100K bash in Miami this weekend, the actress took to the mic to shower admiration and praise for everything her man does, including helping her keep it tight.
“It’s true, he tells me when my tracks aren’t covered,” she said. ”It’s true, he says ‘I think you might want to put some Spanx on.’ It’s true. But more than anything, he’s so considerate, he’s amazing and he’s f–king hot without his clothes on. So tonight I just want to say, baby you’re not yet 30, which damn it I can’t wait until you are because it makes me sound a little bit less of a pervert. You’re not just an amazing basketball player and team mate. He’s a great man and a great father and I love him because he throws down great dunks and he’s always on ESPN. But love him more because he’s an amazing father and an amazing friend and he’s an amazing man.”
I’m not even mad at it! If your man can’t tell you when you’re out there bad, who can?
Watch the crowd go wild and Dwyane crack up as Gabby delivered her hilariously candid speech:
Boyfriend blazers have become a summer essential and the great thing about this staple is they come in so many fabrics and shades that you can own several and achieve a different look with each one! Gabrielle Union and Rihanna both took a different spin on this trend yesterday and reminded us just how versatile this piece can be. In each case, the this tailored piece added a finishing touch that made the outfit way more interesting and polished–it’s a total transforming addition!
Gabby balanced out the femininity of a floral frock with an ivory option at the Nylon + Express August Denim Issue party in Hollywood last night.
While these looks are breezy and summery it’s still a perfect time to get into the blazer trend. With fall around the corner they’re a great transition piece. If you like how Gabby did it in white, opt for a creme color that’ll make sense now and when the weather turns. If you’re feeling iffy about colors, black is always a safe bet. Look for a version that has interesting lining in the sleeve–like stripes or a pop of color–so you can stylishly show off your cuffs. Swap shorts for leggings or jeans and add a scarf to warm up a blazer for fall and the look still works for dresses with the addition of tights.