Mary Avant is a Philadelphia-based writer, editor, blogger and social media/PR manager with a love for fashion, beauty, decorating, interior design, food, travel and planning anything. In addition to more than five years of experience working for regional, national and international websites and print magazines, she also has a lifestyle blog — Life in Classics — and manages PR and social media for a pair of Southern California–based accessories and apparel brands.
Latest Articles

Young Hollywood is Lookin' Really Good

To say I admire the style of today's young starlets would be a bit of an understatement. In fact, I often look to ladies like Mad Men's Kiernan Shipka and the adorable Hailee Steinfeld for style inspiration in my everyday life. So it was no surprise …
By Mary Avant

These Ladies Alone Will Make You Love Miu Miu

With Fashion Month squeezing out its very last runway shows of the season during the final days of Spring '15 Paris Fashion Week, it seems the front rows are getting even more stylish and the stars sitting on them are getting even more high profile w…
By Mary Avant

The Craziest Thing You've Ever Seen Her Wear

I have nothing but love, admiration, and a healthy amount of envy for the stunning and so, so sexy Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. I mean, why wouldn't I? She's talented, she's undeniably gorgeous, she's sophisticated, and she has a really amazing sense o…
By Mary Avant

HBD, Marion! Celebrate With Her Best Dior Looks

If you thought Jennifer Lawrence's contract with Dior meant the star was the French label's biggest supporter, it turns out you were wrong. And that's all because there's one Hollywood star who hits the red carpet in Dior numbers even more frequently…
By Mary Avant

At Dior Shows, We Wear Black

As the month of September draws to a close, that (very sadly) means the Spring/Summer 2015 edition of Fashion Month is quickly coming to an end, too. There's no clearer sign of that than the presentation of the Christian Dior Spring '15 collection — …
By Mary Avant

For Nicola, the Smaller the Crop Top the Better

Listen, I'm not traipsing around the streets of Paris right now, so I have no idea what the weather's like in the French capital at this time of the year. But I do know that in New York, crop top weather is almost — if not completely — dunzo. (Or rat…
By Mary Avant

If You Didn't Already Love Rosamund, You Will Now

Writing about celebrities and their best (sometimes worst) fashion moments day in and day out means I'm bound to develop a new style crush or six every now and then. (Or, you know, every day). And I think I've finally settled on my latest: Gone Girl …
By Mary Avant

Proof SJP Never Lets You Down on the Red Carpet

There are some beliefs I hold near and dear to my heart, and one of the strongest goes as follows: Sarah Jessica Parker could wear practically anything she wants on the red carpet (even the most hideous thing you've ever seen), and still manage to pu…
By Mary Avant

Jessica's Off to a Great Style Start This Week

We're not even two full days into the new week, but it's already easy to see which A-list star is ruling the red carpet this week: the beautiful and always well-dressed Jessica Chastain. Jetting around the world to promote the premiere of two of her …
By Mary Avant

Whoa — Elle Has A Brand New 'Do

Celebrity makeovers always seem to go one of three ways: really well; mediocre and almost imperceptible (like, "Hey, there's something different about Demi Lovato this week, but I can't quite put my finger on it."); and downright terrible. Fortunatel…
By Mary Avant

Her Most Instagrammable Accessory: a Baby Bump

Anna Wintour may be the reigning queen of style and all things designer fashion when it comes to the magazine world, but there's one fashion mag editor who's been rightfully stealing — or at least sharing — her spotlight as of late. And that would be…
By Mary Avant

J.Lo's Version of the Matchy-Matchy Trend

Singer. Dancer. Actress. Mother to adorable twins. Hit reality TV show judge. To be honest, I'm not sure there's anything that Jennifer Lopez can't (or doesn't) do these days. And that most definitely includes pulling off a head-to-toe python print e…
By Mary Avant

The Funny Lady is Having a Major Red Carpet Run

When you're one of the funniest women in Hollywood/alive, people have a tendency to focus on nothing but your hilarious jokes and side-splitting stand-up. While that's totally understandable in the case of Saturday Night Live legend, former 30 Rock a…
By Mary Avant

The Hottest Menswear Look You've Ever Seen

It's no secret that rising supermodel and total badass Cara Delevingne has some distaste for being in the public eye; after all, she's publicly declared her hatred for the paparazzi, and she just told ELLE.com that she wouldn't recommend being famous…
By Mary Avant

All the Times Poppy Outshined Cara D

Of all the models making waves right now, Cara Delevingne just might be the coolest of them all. She's awesome at pulling off sideboob, she's got the best self-grooming eyebrows out there, and she's even been called the next Kate Moss. But despite ho…
By Mary Avant

Ranking the Best-Dressed Stars at Fashion Week

Well, folks, that's a wrap. Another New York Fashion Week is in the books, leaving us with beautiful gowns, pretty separates, amazing nail art, and inspiring beauty looks to pine over until the next season kicks off in February. It also leaves us wit…
By Mary Avant

Can Dakota Actually Pull This Look Off?

I've said it before and I'll say it again: Being sisters in Hollywood must be tough. Comparisons between the two (or four or five) are a given, like, "Which Olsen was the better Michelle on Full House?" or "Who can brood better: Kate or Rooney Mara?"…
By Mary Avant

She's So Far Ahead of the Game

You guys, Diane Kruger is really on top of things. She's finishing up the second season of her gritty FX drama The Bridge ; she was just awarded a star on the walk of fame in her home country of Germany; and she has basically the cutest relationship…
By Mary Avant

All the Well-Dressed Stars Flocking to TIFF

Not that I'm complaining, but when it comes to the red carpet, we just can't catch a break, can we? Just months after the 2014 Cannes Film Festival and not even days after the fancy film fest in Venice, yet another festival has a slew of A-list stars…
By Mary Avant

The Celebs Ruling NYFW Front Rows This Season

Just as every summer seems to come and go in the blink of an eye, so too does every season of New York Fashion Week. Case in point: We're already halfway through the Spring 2015 collections, which have been packed full of '70s-inspired style at Jill …
By Mary Avant