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Just in case you haven’t noticed, Louise Roe wears prints like a boss. The British television personality and fashion icon is also known for her unwaveringly perfect hair and makeup, but today’s salute is dedicated to her panache for prints.
Sometimes red carpets are a formal affair, and other times, they’re totally casual. Case in point: nearly every one was in denim or some sort of summer dress at John Varvatos‘s 10th Annual Stuart House Benefit in Los Angeles on Sunday.
Once again, last night’s red carpet looks were below par. It’s to be expected since everyone is saving their Sunday best for the Oscars this coming weekend. But still — well, let’s dissect the looks.
Louise Roe‘s first stop after landing in New York Monday night was to support her Style Media family at a presentation with Betsey Johnson on Tuesday night. Roe, dressed in a Marchesa frock, was on hand to help promote her new show with Jeannie Mai, Pop Style. She spilled some deets about her new show, her Oscars hosting gig for NBC, and of course, John Galliano‘s return to fashion.
We all know the ins and outs of wardrobe staples — a plain white tee, dark denim, and a timeless LBD come to mind — but the same goes for beauty. We wanted to find out the exact must-have products that our favorite fashion insiders never leave home without: the go-to goodies that instantly put a pep in our most stylish friends’ steps. This week, Glamour’s fashion editor-at-large Louise Roe gives us the deets on her favorite blush and primer.
The first thing Louise Roe said to us after we met her at last night’s Alice + Olivia spring 2013 presentation was, “Oh my gosh, I love your necklace! Where did you get it?” We told her it was a Zara piece, but I painted over the clear rhinestones with neon nail polish. And boom, the Glamour editor-at-large’s eyes widened as if she just heard that Tom Ford was having a sample sale.
Louise Roe, Blue Blood‘s Sami Gayle, and Smash‘s Katharine McPhee sat in the front row of Rebecca Taylor‘s spring 2013 show on Saturday afternoon. We were hoping McPhee would sing a tune, but she lost her voice and remained mum throughout the show. We were also hoping that the guy next to us wearing a scary gold spike shoulder necklace wouldn’t make any sudden movements and poke our eyes out. Thankfully, he heard our silent prayers, and we focused our peepers on the models walking out from backstage.
For a red carpet that we would characterize as fairly vanilla, there were still some looks from last night’s Emmy Awards that we found sartorially offensive.
Celebrity stylist Louise Roe has been all over the front rows at New York Fashion Week — we saw her everywhere from Rebecca Taylor to Milly, chatting with celebrities and taking it all in. But in an email interview, Roe told Styleite that sometimes, she doesn’t even pay attention to what’s coming down the runway.
Despite the ever present line to get in, we tend to view the Milly show as a form of fashion week respite: we’ll have a seat, the clothes will be pretty and decidedly wearable, and there will be at least two friendly celebrity faces in the front row. On Wednesday, those faces were Louise Roe and Kristin Chenoweth, who couldn’t have been kinder and who seemed (at least when we saw them) relatively unmobbed considering their seat assignments.
French Connection had the bright idea to connect style advice videos to the point of sale. The result is their YouTube Boutique, or Youtique, which is probably the best portmanteau we’ll hear all day.