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Summer 2012 Trend – Neon Yellow Everything

Tangerine Tango may be Pantone’s official color of 2012, but we’ve been seeing a whole lot of neon yellow hitting runways, Red Carpets and street style lately. Here’s how to incorporate this “it” summer color into your Indian wardrobe

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A color as punchy as highlighter yellow is impossible to ignore, so it’s no surprise that the neon hue received a ton of attention during Spring 2012 runway shows. Designers from Oscar de la Renta to Jason Wu took a bold step into 1980s territory by featuring bright yellow in their spring collections. One of the first neon yellow looks we can remember spotting is this strapless ball gown from Jason Wu’s Spring 2012 RTW collection, which is devoid of all embellishments save a simple black bow.

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Which other designers have neon yellow looks in their 2012 collections? Two of our favorites, Proenza Schouler and Diane von Furstenberg, put a futuristic spin on the trend by mixing the highlighter hue with solid and print panels. One standout for us is this tailored, figure-flattering sheath dress with black side panels, chic buttons and a swatch of turquoise zebra print fabric that really ups the dress’ visual interest.

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This runway trend has also transitioned to Hollywood, with high-profile celebs like Jennifer Lopez (pictured in Michael Kors) wearing neon yellow outfits on TV and out on the town.

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And at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival last week, Freida Pinto rocked a neon yellow Atelier Versace dress, which was a gutsy look not just because of the bright color, but because of the thigh-high slit! If you’re looking for a lacy neon dress reminiscent of Freida Pinto’s, this Neon Lace Flippy Dress is affordable, cute, and a perfect anytime look.

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If you’re an Indian fashionista looking to punch up your saree wardrobe, neon yellow is a fabulous way to display your bold personality. Not only does neon yellow look gorgeous on Indian skin tones, but it also is perpetually in vogue in India! If you’ve ever visited Rajasthan, you’ll notice that bright, bold colors are the norm in Indian street wear.

This Neon Green Cotton and Silk Saree by Neeru Kumar features gorgeous Zari work and an old-meets-new quality that makes it ideal for dressing up or wearing as is. And like the Jason Wu gown or Jennifer Lopez’s Michael Kors dress, this saree relies on color, not embellishments, to make a statement.

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For a neon saree that features color blocking (also in for Summer 2012!), Luxemi has this gorgeous Printed Crepe Silk Saree by Satya Paul. This luscious saree has tropical summer vacation written all over it. Our favorite part? How soft this silk feels against your skin.

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And to finish off your neon yellow look, always go for bright lipstick. Luxemi’s favorite shade of the moment? Heat Wave by Nars.

There’s no wrong way to wear neon yellow for Summer 2012. Whether you’re rocking a Jason Wu ball gown or a Luxemi saree, you’ll be sure to command attention in this punchy summer hue. 

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Cannes Film Festival 2012 Fashion – Who Wore The Look Best?

With 12 days of movie premiers, after parties, pre-parties and every other type of party under the sun, the 2012 Cannes Film Festival was one extended Red Carpet affair. Here are the major trends we spotted during Cannes and our pick for which celebrity rocked the look best.

Flowing One-Shoulder Gown: Diane Kruger vs. Nicole Kidman

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When Diane Kruger stepped onto the Cannes Red Carpet on Day One wearing a gauzy, ethereal mint green Giambattista Valli, she definitely set the festival’s fashion tone. We love the Indian influence in the gown’s one-shoulder cut and saree-esque draping. And with pastels trending for summer, Diane’s dress is both classic and timely.

At the premier of her film The Paperboy, Nicole Kidman wore a goddess gown with airy draping similar in style to Diane’s dress. The standout feature of this blush pink Lanvin dress? The crystal-studded chain that acts as a shoulder strap wrapping all the way around the back of the backless gown.

Luxe pick: Diane Kruger in Giambattista Valli

Sheer Black Evening Gown: Eva Longoria vs. Freida Pinto

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The A-Listers went all out during the Cannes Opening Night Dinner — and in the case of Eva Longoria and Freida Pinto, that meant sheer black evening gowns. Eva opted for a sleeveless, floor-length Alberta Ferretti gown with black and white vertical detailing and all-over black mesh. Whereas Eva’s dress was all about mesh and lace, we love how Freida’s Versace gown used gorgeous sequins and beading to create drama. The sheer long sleeves and neckline of Freida’s dress made it a complete showstopper. (And did we mention that it also features a thigh-high slit, a look that’s been trending ever since Angeline Jolie rocked it at the Oscars?)

Luxe pick: Freida Pinto in Versace

Thigh-High Slit: Jada Pinkett Smith vs. Freida Pinto

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Thigh-high slits were everywhere on the Cannes Red Carpet, but two ladies took the look to the next level by pairing the daring cut with punchy neon color palates.

Jada Pinkett Smith pulled out all the stops at the Madagascar 3 premier, wearing a neon orange Versace gown with a powerful, Gladiator-esque gold border along its neckline. And if the dress’ backless cut wasn’t enough to turn heads, its thigh-high slit certainly did the job.

We spotted another Altier Versace gown with a prominent slit on Freida Pinto. The Slumdog Millionaire actress’ apple green gown on Day Two was the perfect mix of skin and sophistication. We love how the dress has a high-cut neckline and girly lace bodice to keep the daring super-high slit looking tasteful.

Luxe pick: Freida Pinto in Altier Versace 

Long Train: Naomi Watts vs. Eva Longoria

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When it comes to the elaborate Marchesa gown showdown, it’s a close call. Naomi Watts looked absolutely ethereal in her retro beige Marchesa number. Between its fanciful feather detailing and extended tulle train, this short-sleeved gown made major impact. Her flapper-inspired finger waive hairdo was the perfect touch.

Eva also worked the Red Carpet in a heavily embellished Marchesa gown during Tuesday’s screening of Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom. We couldn’t stop awing at the gown’s six-foot train and gorgeous hand-appliqued crystals. And it’s definitely a bonus that it looked as intricate from the back as it did the front.

Luxe pick: Eva Longoria in Marchesa

Polka Dots: Sonam Kapoor vs. Jessica Chastain

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Cannes was all about the stunning sequins this year, but two fashionistas opted for polka dot prints: Sonam Kapoor and Jessica Chastain. Although the volume of Sonam’s Naeem Khan gown was a little too much for our liking, the dress had gorgeous saree-inspired draping and an artistic polka dot pattern that saved it from being a fashion miss. It was definitely one of our favorite Sonam outfits from Cannes this year, balancing youth and sophistication in a way only Naeem Khan can pull off.

Jessica Chastain went with a playful polka dot print during the photo call for Madagascar 3. Her knee-length Dolce & Gabbana dress was a perfect pick for summertime daywear, but on the Red Carpet, it felt a little underwhelming. Cute, just not Cannes-worthy.

Luxe pick: Sonam Kapoor in Naeem Khan

What were your favorite looks from Cannes? Did you spot any Indian-inspired silhouettes on the Red Carpet? Luxemi loves hearing what celeb looks have you head over heels!

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