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Jennifer Lopez reprised the catsuit look — this time in leather — at the 60th anniversary of the San Remo music festival in Italy. The ensemble actually appeared to be high-waisted leather pants embellished with lace-up ties and crystals, and a tight leather blouse that ended above her bosom. Take a look…

Jennifer Lopez and Tokyo hotel perform during the 60th festival of italian song in San Remo
Jennifer Lopez and Tokyo hotel perform during the 60th festival of italian song in San Remo
Jennifer Lopez and Tokyo hotel perform during the 60th festival of italian song in San Remo

New York Fashion Week (Feb. 11 to 18) is off to a red hot start. Thursday night was the Red Dress 2010 Collection by The Heart Truth featuring 20 celebrities wearing 20 different red dresses designed to “celebrate the Red Dress as the national symbol for women and heart disease awareness.”

See the photos and decide which is your favorite dress!

Heidi Klum in John Galliano:

The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2010

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Rachel Zoe is in the da house! The diminutive stylist bundled up in sleek black boots, furry black hat and a giant white coat to brave the New York City snow storm. She even tweeted about it.

Zoe is in town to review Fall 2010 collections at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City from February 11-18.

The celebrity stylist will also be working outfitting the superstars who will be walking the runway for Naomi Campbell’s Fashion for Relief — a charity fashion show and auction — that, this year, will be benefitting mothers and children of Haiti. It takes place February 12.

Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson will be hosting the charity fashion show, which promises to “feature internationally recognized designers, celebrities and VIPs.” The donated garments, including from designers Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen and Dolce & Gabbana, will be auctioned online at NET-A-PORTER after the event.

Carrie Underwood wore all white to sing the national anthem at tonight’s Super Bowl XLIV. The singer donned the cropped “Cary” jacket from Rock & Republic’s RTW Spring 2010 line — accessorizing it with silver chains on her right shoulder — and wore it over a sparkly silver blouse and tight white jeans.

Underwood looked sleek and stunning, though I wasn’t loving those chunky white platform heels. White pumps always look so plastic-y. What do you think?

Carrie Underwood sings the National Anthem prior to kickoff for Super Bowl XLIV in Miami

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I just loved these two looks!

First, Rihanna wore a beautiful Elie Saab Haute Couture gown. The earrings and bracelet are by Neil Lane. He additional jewelry is by Yvel and Diamond in the Rough.

Grammy Awards 2010 - RED CARPET

Lady Gaga in an Armani Prive dress, custom-made, of course. She’s just awesome like that.

What do you think?  What looks did you just love from this year’s Grammys?

Photos courtesy of PicApp.com.

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After last year’s recession-reserved red carpet styles, the 2010 awards season is showing us a crop of much more daring choices.

The colors covered the range and included whites, neutrals, bold brights and blacks coupled with romantic details like beading, dramatic drapes, pretty ruffles and delicate flounces.

Everyone was a lot more comfortable taking a risk. Most of those risks paid off.

Here are OpenFashion.com’s top 10 best dressed and a couple of honorable mentions.

The Top 10

Drew Barrymore’s champagne Atelier Versace  gown:

67th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals

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image from the WSJ.com - (l-r) Donna Karan; Norma Kamali; Ralph Lauren; Getty Images; Donna Karan; Getty Images; Elie Tahari; Tommy Hilfiger

One benefit of having a fashion blogger who is also a tech geek and tech blogger is more topics!  I just wrote a post over at The Next Web titled: 20 Fashion Apps for the iPhone. Of course, you can check it out there (in fact, please check it out there too.)

Here I get to sort through that list with more of a fine-toothed comb. For you lovelies, I’ve ranked them by iTunes ranking and have thrown in five more I think look good.

Here you go!

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All sorts of new collections are starting up:

Now we’ve got the news that Nicole Richie is also expanding on her fashion empire with a contemporary clothing line for women. She’s already had success with the House of Harlow, her 60s inspired line of jewelry, and her Nicole for Pea in the Pod maternity line.

A Winter Kate jacket layered over a camisole and vest with House of Harlow 1960 accessories. Photo by Raquel Olivo

A Winter Kate jacket layered over a camisole and vest with House of Harlow 1960 accessories. Photo by Raquel Olivo

Winter Kate is the name of the new line. It will debut next spring. The line, which takes her daughter Harlow’s two middle names, will also be 60s and 70s inspired. The 37 pieces will have a bohemian feel. The line will have mostly bed jackets, tops and vests as these are the focus points of Richie’s personal wardrobe.

Richie told Women’s Wear Daily, “I probably wear the same two pairs of jeans every day as the background to a fabulous top,” she said. “Bed jackets are a staple of my wardrobe because they are a gorgeous way to give jeans and a white T-shirt a completely different look.”

For Richie, “Fashion should be accessible.” Both the House of Harlow and Winter Kate target the same type of customer. “She is a woman like me: She does not look at labels; she knows how to mix and match. The pieces can be dressed up, made casual, but most importantly, they provide the wearer a means of self-expression and fun.”

You’ll be able to buy Winter Kate separates beginning in February at Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Ron Herman, Intermix and Kitson.

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It’s been a few years since a Julie Frederickson got unceremoniously tossed out of the Bryant Park tents for daring to interview Anna Wintour.  To Anna’s credit, however, she answered Frederickson’s questions.  It was the publicist, Kelly Cutrone, who went ballistic and tossed her.  My how things have changed!

As you know, OpenFashion.com has been on Twitter and Facebook for the last few weeks following the fashion week shows happening in New York, London, Milan and Paris. The shows, the clothes and the buzz are exciting and fun to keep up with.

However, once the shows got across the pond to Europe, the innovation kicked up a notch.

It started with Burberry Prorsum broadcasting live from London Fashion Week.

Screen shot from the live Burberry Prorsum show

screen shot from the live Burberry Prorsum show

Then in Milan Twitter simply blew up when Federico Marchetti, the CEO of an Internet site Yoox.com, and bloggers  BryanBoy, Tommy Ton, Garance Doré and Scott Schuman got the front row at the D&G show.

Today Alexander McQueen had brilliant webcast of his Paris Fashion Week Spring Summer 2010 runway show today at 2:15pm Paris time. He paired with SHOWstudio, which is headed by photographer Nick Knight.  SHOWstudio is known for incorporating innovation into how they present fashion to the world and just opened a space in London a few weeks ago.

In an interview with WWD, McQueen talked about wanting to break new ground in how the public views fashion by making it more accessible.

“I want to break new ground in the way the public sees and understands fashion,” McQueen told Women’s Wear Daily, fashion’s top trade journal. “I want to generate something for a wider audience,” he added, acknowledging he is embracing new media such as Twitter with great passion. Weary of seeing snippets of his shows on YouTube, he joked, “Really, what I’m aiming for is world domination.” (quote from star.com: Alexander McQueen brings once-exclusive show online)

If you missed it, the webcast link is up on McQueen’s website: Alexander McQueen’s Plato’s Atlantis Spring/Summer 2010 webcast.

Hopefully, it will stay up so that everyone who wants to see if gets a chance. It’s a great 17 minutes.

screen shot of the beginning of the McQueen SS10 show

screen shot of the beginning of the McQueen SS10 show

screen shot of the end of the McQueen show

screen shot of the end of the McQueen show

You can follow McQueen on Twitter at @McQueenWorld and SHOWstudio here @SHOWstudio.  Both McQueen and SHOWstudio get top marks for innovation. The runway setup and video cameras on rails just made it all a great show.

Burberry and McQueen aren’t alone. Others are planning to join this web trend.

  • Louis Vuitton has been promoting its planned October 7th show very aggressively on Facebook: Louis Vuitton Women Spring/Summer 2010 Live Fashion Show on Facebook. Last I checked, there were over 46,000 people who’d RSVPed that they’d “attend”.  Since we all know 46,000 people won’t be there in person, that means all of these people have indicated they’ll watch the webcast.  People will have 24 hours to view the show.  Then, I guess, the video will be taken down.

LV Live on FB

Let’s see how many make the time to tune in tomorrow live.  There were so many people trying to view McQueen’s show that there simply wasn’t enough bandwidth and many didn’t have a chance to view it live. If the response to the Vuitton show is similar to McQueen’s the same thing might happen.

We’re witnessing the democratization of fashion, and that’s incredibly exciting!

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So who do you think rocked the red carpet at the 61st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards?

I’ve always been a fan of simple and sleek lines, bright colors and great accessories.  I’m all about “less is more”. That seemed to be the theme a lot of designers and celebrities liked too.

Maybe the classic lines and understated details are reaction to these tough economic times. Whatever the reason, this was a very well-dressed group!

I decided to use video instead of pictures, so I’ve linked to a bunch of TV Guide video interviews from last night’s red carpet. You can see them all on TV Guide’s YouTube channel.

Check them out.  Yes, there are some stars and great looks that are missing.

However, if your favorite isn’t here. Let me know who it is!

Chandra Wilson:

Glenn Close, Holly Hunter and Marcia Gay Harden:

Padma Lakshmi:

Seal and Heidi Klum:

Hayden Panettiere:

Christina Applegate:

Leighton Meester:

Kristin Chenoweth:

Jane Krakowski:

Julia Louis-Dreyfus:

Dana Delany:

Cobie Smulders:

Vanessa Williams:

Mariska Hargitay:

Kate Walsh:

Rose Byrne:

My favorite? Blake Lively’s Versache low cut red dress.

Pick yanked from Bonnie Fuller's Twitter Stream

Pic yanked from Bonnie Fuller's Twitter stream - click to read Bonnie's tweet!

It was simple yet just stunning.

Thanks to TV Guide for such a great YouTube channel!

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