Last night’s Emmy Awards was definitely a night of astounding firsts, shocking surprises and of course flawless fashion.
While “Scandal’s” Kerry Washington didn’t take home the Emmy for Best Actress in a TV Drama she definitely wowed on the red carpet. Her look was undeniably chic. She lit up the red carpet in a stunning white and cream colored gown, accented with gold lace and floral appliques from Marchesa’s Spring 2014 collection. With a natural glow and immaculate styling this is a look that could go from runway, to red carpet, and down the aisle effortlessly.
Another stunning red carpet look came from the ever ravishing Anna Gunn, who won best supporting actress in a Drama for her role in “Breaking Bad.” The black embellished bodice of her Romona Keveza gown sparkled while the floor length skirt highlighted her statuesque silhouette. There’s nothing bad about this look, it would make for a jaw dropping wedding day statement gown.
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Kerry Washington has been causing quite a ‘Scandal.’ While she’s been very “hush hush” about the details of her recent nuptials to 49ers quarterback Nnamdi Asomugha, the stunning wedding band that made an appearance on the red carpet is making a lot of noise. She took everyone by surprise when the news was leaked she’d gotten married June 24th, to her fiancé, whom she had also managed to keep under the radar. But now that the news is out everyone is excited to see the dazzling diamond wedding band, which she wore to the Television Critics Association’s Summer Press Tour (Disney/ABC) party on Sunday. The band is simple and understated yellow gold band which boasts plenty of channel-set sparkle.
We absolutely love the chic and simple style and can’t get enough of the classic appeal of yellow gold. If you’ve fallen for her ring as quickly as we have you should have a look in the Elegant Collection by Natalie K. NK13658-W is the perfect ring for someone looking for an elegant band with a channel-set aesthetic. A sleek ribbon of diamonds, while pave-set, sits in a row framed by two thin bands of gold. The ring pictured here is in white gold but Natalie K wants to be sure that your ring is unique to you. We can recreate this style and any style in any one of our extensive luxury collections in yellow, white or rose gold, or platinum.
Find the perfect wedding band or create one uniquely your own at Natalie K. And for more on Kerry Washington visit: USWeekly.
Kelly Osbourne Shows Off the Solitare She’s Always Wanted!
A sparkling silver manicure is the perfect match for Kelly Osbourne’s stunning new engagement ring. Fashion police co-host recently announced her engagement to boyfriend Matthew Mosshart. Never shy about expressing her feelings, Kelly says, “I have never felt this close to another human being, ever. We’re completely in love.” The two have been engaged since January but wanted to wait to make the announcement until her custom made engagement ring was ready.
Kelly gave everyone a close-up of her sparkler in a recent post on instagram, showcasing her and dad, Rock and Roll icon, Ozzy Osbourne’s nails. She made everyone let out an “awww” when she said “I designed it to look like an earring that my father wore. I used to hold my finger up to his ear when I was little and say, ‘I want a ring like that.’ Now I have one!” A stunning round cut diamond sits as a solitaire on a simple white gold band. A sleek take on a classic style.
We are a big fan of a classic style with a refreshing twist. NK26235-W is Natalie K’s own take on the classic round cut solitaire. Like Kelly’s ring all the focus is on the round diamond center stone. A ring of white diamonds surrounds the center mounting, giving it a glowing radiance while also making the center stone sparkle brighter and bigger. The subtle 18k white gold band allows the center stone to shine brightest and still peaks some interest with a single row of pave-set diamonds.
One of the most famously infamous couples that have braved the backlash of an audience and the consequences of uniting themselves with one another is the legend John Lennon and the thunderous Yoko Ono. Though famed for having been the woman to break up the Beatles, John Lennon’s adoring words prove otherwise. Having already achieved a supreme success as one of the four founders of the tidal wave that was Beatlemania, John Lennon was not only a living legend but an idol. The Beatles had been a tight knit musical powerhouse, creating album after album of unforgettable material and not only living through changing trends in music and fashion but setting the precedent for others to follow. But in 1966 that small world which had nurtured, as well as stagnated, John’s growth and artistic exploration was about to explode.
It was in 1966, at an avant-garde exhibit in London’s Indica Gallery that the two met. Yoko Ono, a dark haired beauty in her own right, was the exhibiting artist, and John Lennon the little amused rock star patron of the arts. Scattered everyday objects filled the room, and one particular plank of wood with an attached hammer and bunch of nails caught Lennon’s attention. He asked Yoko if he could hammer a nail, the initial answer was “No.” In the 1980 interview with Playboy Lennon said, “So there was this little conference and she finally said, ‘Okay, you can hammer a nail in for five shillings [60 cents].’ So smart-ass here says, ‘Well, I’ll give you an imaginary five shillings and hammer an imaginary nail in.’ And that’s when we really met. That’s when we locked eyes, and she got it and I got it, and that was it.”
That’s singular interchange was the perfect representation of the relationship that would ensue. The two were a perfect intellectual match. John Lennon had been married to his first wife, Cynthia Lennon, but by the time he and Yoko met the marriage had already reached a dead end, neither party fully satisfied, Cynthia compromising herself for Lennon’s success and Lennon unable to meet Cynthia on the same plane. In her book A Twist of Lennon Cynthia said “I understood their love. I knew I couldn’t fight the unity of mind and body that they had with each other.” Cythia granted him a divorce and on March 20, 1969, he and Yoko Ono were married, becoming Mr and Mrs. Ono Lennon. The wedding was followed by a week-long honeymoon, turned protest, in Amsterdam, referred to as the “Bed In.”
The two were a radiant force of art, music and peace. Obsessively enamored with one another, the two spent every waking moment together; having waited for his soul-mate for so long Lennon had little desire to spend any time apart. Unfortunately the Fab-Four, who had enjoyed secluded and singular music making sessions were put off by the sudden intrusion of an outside force. A woman who refused to be quelled by anyone wouldn’t allow herself to become a Mrs. Lennon. Her and Lennon’s collaborations began to supersede any other work. While many blame the famed union as the driver for the digression from The Beatles it was in fact a relief for Lennon and an opportunity to explore his own musings and imaginations, most notable in the hauntingly poetic lyrics of The White Album, including “Glass Onion” and Let it Be’s “Across the Universe.”
“Words are flowing out like endless rain into a paper cup
They slither wildly as they slip away across the universe.
Pools of sorrow waves of joy
Are drifting through my opened mind
Possessing and caressing me.”
Lennon who had began to deviate in style and form from the rest of the group finally released his first ‘solo’ album John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band; Later followed by his most important and successful post-Beatles project, Imagine.
The controversial couple, while attracting negative attention from every avenue, media, fans, family and friends had finally discovered a love worth leaving the rest of the world behind. Against the odds and to the chagrin of others they lived and loved together until 1980, the year of his tragic assassination. Yoko still honors his memory with the Lennon Ono Grant for Peace inaugurated in 2002 and the couple has become not a footnote but a chapter in the history of pop-culture.
Fairy tales are something we’ve all become accustomed to reading in the lovingly dog-eared pages of our favorite childhood books. Sometimes, on rare occasion, those fanciful stories are true. And such was the case with the glamorously stunning Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier III of Monaco.
Already a celebrity and a Hollywood icon in her own right Grace Kelly was loved by her adoring audience. She had graced every magazine cover and filled the screen with her spectacular presence. As her name suggests she radiated poise and composure. While she began her career on stage, it was her on screen beauty and quiet confidence made her a favorite of many directors including the legendary Alfred Hitchcock for whom she played starring roles in Dial M for Murder,Rear Windowand To Catch a Thief. She worked along celebrity royalty like Clark Gable, Cary Grant and James Stewart and won an Oscar, two Golden Globe awards, a star on the Hollywood walk of fame and countless nominations.
It was at her peak of success when she met Prince Rainier III of Monaco. In 1955, having already achieved independent success Grace Kelly was on top of the world, and in the South of France attending the Cannes Film Festival. She was so confident and self-assured she even shuck an initial introduction to the Prince by skipping on the first day of a photo shoot in the prince’s palace. Eventually the bulbs did flash and a romance was ignited. The Prince, who had been seeking a bride to ensure the succession of a royal heir and the security of his dominion, began a romantic correspondence with the young starlet. Soon after the Prince of Monaco and Hollywood’s own movie star princess were engaged.
They married on April 19, 1956 and the wedding was an event to remember! To this day brides, both celebrity and not, emulate the regal affair and walk down the aisle in dresses inspired by Kelly’s iconic silk and lace bridal gown (so famous it has its own Wikipedia page) created by MGM costume designer Helen Rose. Over 600 guests attended the wedding and upwards of 30 million watched the televised royal union.
Despite the constant lure of directors and fans for Grace Kelly to return to the big screen she retired from the film industry and focused the rest of her life on becoming an attentive ceremonial leader of Monaco and loving mother to her Prince Rainier’s three children.