Color Theory with Monique Lhuillier

monique lhuillier colorShe may be the ultimate red carpet favorite, but Monique Lhuillier (back on Gilt tomorrow at noon ET!) consistently works her magic in a rainbow of hot hues worn by everyone from Anna Faris to Zooey Deschanel. “For me, experimenting with color is all about personal style,” the designer tells us. “I think depending on what your skin type is and hair and makeup direction, the color of a dress can make a strong impact.”

She has solid advice for picking a photo-opp worthy shade every time, too. “If you have pale skin tone it’s important not to accentuate it, so avoid wearing colors that will wash your face out.  Some muted shades of pastels and nudes paired with the right makeup make a neutral look work.  Also, it is important to take lighting and location into account. If it’s a red carpet, remember there are always flashing lights that can potentially wash you out even more, versus being outside in natural light.”

Overwhelmed by possibility? Stick with her tried-and-true recommendations, which are universally flattering for every woman. “Black and navy,” Monique tells us. “They’re shades that are completely classic and dramatic—and wearing dark colors can be very slimming in pictures!” 

Consider yourself ready for a red carpet moment of your own: Shop the most luxurious gowns and dresses by Monique Lhuillier now in our exclusive event. 

 

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From Paris With Love: Isabel Marant Debuts on Gilt

Three deep breaths, ladies: Isabel Marant — the icon of cool-girl French dressing — makes her debut on Gilt today at noon ET. You’ll want to have your trigger finger ready: Our can’t-miss mix plays like the designer’s greatest hits, from wedge sneakers and ponyhair booties to graphic-print skinny jeans and cozy shearling jackets. Get inspired by how our styling team riffed on the signature Parisian-chic look, then make it yours.

 

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Celebrate René Caovilla’s 80th Anniversary With Gilt-Exclusive Shoes

Rene Caovilla

Luxury shoe icon René Caovilla is celebrating their 80th anniversary this year, and we’re joining the party by offering a mix of stunning styles — from snakeskin slingbacks to strappy suede heels with jewel embellishments — in Gilt-exclusive colors. To also mark this stylish occasion, we asked designer Edoardo Caovilla — third generation Caovilla — to share the secrets behind their success, where he gets his inspiration from, and to dish on the A-listers who adore their shoes. 

Edoardo Caovilla

StyleFile: Happy 80th anniversary! What traditions will you carry on into the next decade?
Edoardo Caovilla: “My mantra is to always look forward.  We mix tradition with innovation, craftsmanship, and technology. The key is to be curious and always look for new challenges and opportunities. Today I am proud to represent the third generation running the brand, bringing it to the next level and to new successes.”

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Behind the Scenes: Lily Aldridge’s Fall Refresh

We confess, we wouldn’t mind looking a little more like Lily Aldridge—and thanks to our partnership with the supermodel and BluePrint Juices, now we’re all a little bit closer. Lily Aldridge’s Fall Refresh debuts at noon on Gilt today, with a curated sale of her favorite autumn wardrobe picks, an exclusive pack of her go-to BluePrint juices, and a selection of experiences in her favorite cities. Check out the video to go behind the scenes at our shoot, then shop the sale to experience even more of Lily’s lifestyle.

Lily Aldridge’s Fall Refresh from Gilt.com on Vimeo.

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