ACCESSORIES REPORT: Black And White And Red All Over

While the punch line may be cheesy (a newspaper! An embarrassed zebra!) there’s nothing uncool about this Fashionista’s mod look.

From Oscar de la Renta to Tory Burch, layered chandelier earrings dotted the Spring/Summer 2012 runways. This Fashionista rocked a pair from Aldo, adding a festive flare to her ensemble. With two-toned metal, the piece is also reminiscent of disco-era duds. The days of Studio 54 may be long past, but shoulder-grazing earrings offer an easy way to incorporate ‘70s style into your modern closet.

High contrast separates in black and white look incredibly luxurious when paired with glints of gold. Gucci employed this philosophy with its spruced up tuxedo jacket, as did Manolo Blahnik for Bill Blass. When rocking such structural jewelry, it’s important to keep the rest of your lines clean.  If your budget is more collegiate than catwalk, follow in this Fashionista’s footsteps and pair a simple, relaxed blouse with a great pair of black skinnys.

Summer’s neon craze extended its colorful hand to make-up trends with bright blue, orange and pink pouts popping up at Thakoon, Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton. This Fashionista favored a matte orange, and the color works well on almost every skin tone. Highly visible and energetic, orange lips compliment a monochromatic outfit impeccably. Nars Heat Wave and M.A.C. Morange are a great alternative to the standard red lip. To further soften the look, add a delicate cat-eye — just be sure to keep your skin smooth and neutral.

Spotted: Lea Michele loves a neon lip. Uma Thurman and Jessica Biel turned heads with chandelier sparklers.

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