Tangerine was recently predicted by Pantone to be the hue of 2012. Looking back on all the runways tangerine clearly stands out as one of the most popular colors of this year. Lucky for you we did our research! Most all of our 2012 Spring/Summer collection is available in tangerine!
Shown here is our Parker Dress & Valentina Top. Both are available in tangerine and on ellelauri.com 
Orange you glad we got it right?
Happy Leap Day

Oscars Red Carpet

As I'm sure many of you did last night, I sat at home and admired the red carpet fashion of the Oscars. So many beautiful gowns on the stars.. which ones to choose for my best dressed list? So many neutral tones and pale colors. Not to mention all the stars of the big screen sporting the latest trends for the season. 

Best Dressed:

Jessica Chastian in her embroidered gown by Alexander McQueen. A close race between her and my best dressed winner of the night. 

Stacy Keibler(an ellelauri wearer) looks like a little Oscar in her gold Marchesa gown. The rosette hip and one off shoulder accentuate her body in the perfect way. 

Jlo knows how to work the red carpet and especially wearing this Zuhair Murad gown. Sexy cut out sleeves and a low cut front is not too much for this bronze American Idol beauty. 

Gwenyth Paltrow can pull off anything. She rocked this white gown and CAPE by Tom Ford. Totally on trend Gwenyth!

MINT is where it's at this spring. If you don't have it get it! Berenice Bejo wore this extremely mint and detailed long sleeved gown. Looks great with her hair and makeup might I add. 

Although, her leg poses were uncontrollable I loved Angelina Jolie's look. She looked anything but boring in her black Atelier Versace gown. 

Giuliana rancic looks like a godess in her Tom Ford gown. Love this look! 

Michelle Williams won my BEST DRESSED is right on trend with her peplum (we heart peplums!!) Louis Vitton gown in a vibrant coral color. Her minimal jewelry and pink clutch complement the dress to make it stand out.

Worst Dressed:

Viola, I love you girl, but.. this just isn't working. The color is incredible, but the shape and fabric is not.

Shailene Woodley needed something a little more age appropriate. You're 22!!

Don't get me wrong I am ALWAYS a fan of Monique Lhuillier, but this just wasn't the right gown for Judy Greer. 

Ronney Mara won Best Leading Actress and Worst Dressed. Love the gown, but her hair and harsh lipstick ruins it. Ya win some ya loose some. 

Honorable Mentions:

Kate Mara's Jack Guisso Couture gown was pretty breath taking. 

How adorable is Kelly Rippa? Her itty bitty body looks great is this Carolina Herrera gown. 

Octavia taking home Best Supporting Actress award and looking fabulous! Wearing Tadashi Shoji and Jimmy Choo shoes. 

I couldn't decide how I felt about this Giambattista Valli gown on Emma. I'll let you be the one to judge... 

Happy Monday all!!

Regina Dress

Regina Dress
SPRING is inching closer and closer. If you haven't started shopping for additions to your closet now is the time. Dainty styles and light pastels are on trend for this spring. The Regina Dress has both of those perks!
Made with a high quality chiffon fabric and features a single v-neck overlapped layer at the top of the bust. It is a great dress to have in your closet for that unexpected spring party or get together. You can buy yours at ellelauri.com or select upscale boutiques for $134.00. 
Happy Spring to YOU


Peplums are HUGE this spring. If you want to be on trend with fashion then you are going to want to purchase a peplums dress. Ellelauri.com has a mix of print and solid peplum style dress, the

Our Grace Dress is available in two different prints. The maroon/pink/ivory tribal print with sandstone and the blue/green/coral with buff. Made with a silk/chiffon blended fabric for a very comfortable feel. It's fitted throughout the waist and flows down the hips. Paired great with platform pumps or high wedges. A very sophisticated dress to start out your spring season. Sold for $228.00 on ellelauri.com
Have fun wearing your peplums!! 


Lola Dress 
If you're looking for the perfect spring/summer dress to add to your wardrobe this year, you've found it! The lola dress is comfortable, stylish, and affordable. It has a strapless top with ruffle accent and an elastic band at the waist. Available in this bright stripe shown or various solids. 

The lola dress would look great paired with some strappy flat sandals or nude wedges. We even have it shown with our new Melody Blazer, in yellow, on our website. Sold for only $136.00 on ellelauri.com. Be sure to check out all of our new spring and summer collection while you're looking for the lola dress. 
Happy Thursday!


Happy Valentine's Day 
from all of us at ellelauri 

Best and Worst Dressed Grammys 2012

The best part of awards season is the red carpet fashion. Here are our best and worst dressed choices for the Grammys of 2012.

Best Dressed:

Always looking gorgeous, Carrie Underwood in a sequined tulle gown by Gomez Garcia.

A winner all the way around, on the red carpet and her six Grammy wins. Adele in a custom made gown made just for her by Giorgio Armani. 

Kelly Osborn in Tony Ward couture. 

Taylor Swift wearing a beautiful gold gown by Zuhair Murad.

Malin Akerman wearing a short white dress by Cushine et Ochs. 

Cannot forget Sophia Grace and Rosie. They looked adorable on the red carpet in their Ellen outfits. 

My absolute BEST DRESSED award goes to Katy Perry. She looked more than stunning in her light blue Elie Saab gown. 

John Legend and his fiancee both looked elegant walking across the red carpet. They won best dressed couple! 

Another couple looking extra classy from my hometown, The Civil Wars. 


No. Adam Lavin's model girlfriend Anna V in a bathing suit cover up? 

Nicki, this is just bizare. 

Fergie what are you thinking? This Jean Paul Gaultier lace is not right for you. 

Bonnie Mckee. No mam. 

Sasha Gradiva thinks it's a fashion statement to wear a machine gun as an accessory? The dress was just as bad with her skin tone and hair. 

Robyn takes the cake for WORST DRESSED. Mullet sheet dress and work boot platforms?? So confused. 

On a lighter note Lady Ga Ga didn't come out of an egg this year. She actually went for a "normal" approach. Not quite the wow factor I was hoping for...maybe next year gaga. 

Trade Shows

Over the past two weeks we have been hard at work. Traveling first to Chicago and then to Atlanta for trade shows. Liz, Laura and I had an amazing time as we worked hard to promote the line and open new accounts. We showcased our new Spring 2012 Collection. It's full of brights, pastels, and lovely silhouettes. It's all available for purchase online now at ellelauri.com
Here are a few pics to let you in on our trip. 

Getting everything steamed and ready for our first show day in Chi Town.

A look at our bright colors for spring!

 Some of our favorite combos for this season. Our Lola dress & Blair shorts are two great pieces to add to your summer wardrobe. 
 A look at the pastels for spring. Mint and peach tones are HUGE for spring.
For each show we ordered fresh spring flowers for our booth. 
We also gave dum dum suckers to all of our customers and friends we made! 
Since we were first timers at the Stylemax Show in Chicago we got a little NEW member sign under our booth sign. 
Then, we were off to Atlanta for the Americas Mart show.

 Our booth in Atlanta!! 
After we set up and dressed our mannequins for the day. 
Another beautiful flower arrangement! The flowers really looked great with all of our spring clothing. 

The bags on top of the shelving are filled with our ellelauri tee shirts and candy. These two dresses pictured are already two of our top sellers for spring orders. 

Laura and Liz.. Liz and I
Each day at the shows we wore different ellelauri clothing. We have so many ways to put together looks for our different personalities. 

Over all we had a fantastic trip and cannot wait for our next shows!!