Monday, 30 January 2012

2012 SAG Awards

Is it just me or are the Screen Actor's Guild Awards always painfully boring? While I'm so thrilled that Modern Family and The Help were some of last night's big winners, I never love the ceremony. The fashion, on the other hand, oh that's another story. Surprisingly enough, I was very happy with most of the looks that strutted down the red carpet. Of course that made me happy, but I always love pulling out my inner Joan Rivers. So let's get the show on the road, shall we?

The good news is that some of my fashion predictions came true! We saw sleek silhouettes, pops of color, some funky patterns, and even a bold lip or two!
  • Kristen Wiig (Balenciaga): The worst look of the night, by far. I'm genuinely concerned with her stylist's mental state. A halter neck is enough pizazz so there's no need for a chocker. Instead of looking chic, she just looks like a dominatrix. Also, I don't like the cinched waist on this dress: it makes her look a million times more awkward and gangly. Kristen Wiig is such a funny lady, but I'm not laughing at this look at all.
  • Kaley Cuoco (Romona Keveza): Just no. First of all, I absolutely hate this hair. Sure, it'd be absolutely precious with a sundress and cowboy boots, but for an awards show? You must be kidding me. Also, this dress is too much for the SAG Awards, especially when she's not a nominee. Awkward... 
  • Kevin Mchale (Don't Want to Know):A word of advice: don't get fashion  inspiration from Adam Lambert.  Love his music, but his outfits are just...not chic. Men, dressing up for an awards show is so easy to do so just go casual.
  • Amber Riley (Badgley Mischka): Although I love that form-fitting silhouette on her, I hate this look. The bow is just way too much: she's going to an award show, not a Sweet Sixteen. And what's up with that hair? Way too matronly for Miss Riley. I want to see her in more edgy pieces: she has the eye for them! 
  • Zoe Saldana (Givenchy): Way too modest. I think this would look awesome for a more fashion-forward event, but she should've worn something more fun. This is the SAG awards for crying out loud, it's on TNT! Also, I don't like those shoes with this dress: the dress is so angelic while the shoes aren't. And not even in a cool juxtapositional way.  If I have to be honest: single and miserable just doesn't work for her.  
  • Busy Phillips (SIMONE by Katie Nehra): Just because it's the SAG Awards doesn't mean you can just stroll up in your new cover-up and call it a day. The dress is hideous: it's not flattering and that fabric belt makes me hostile.  But the awkward multi-necklaces are the perfect thing to salvage this look, right? Wrong. What is she, twelve?  I kind of like the hair, but not with this look.  Also, who even is Busy Phillips? 
  • Heather Morris (Masai Payan): The hair, the awkward patent leather, the train, the arbitrary earrings, oh, and that TRAIN ...there's literally nothing right about this look. The stylist clearly wanted to go so many different directions with this dress. Unfortunately all four of them ae wrong. So wrong. Heather's gorgeous; however, this is really tragic. 
  • Jane Krakowski (Antonio Berardi): I feel mildly violated. I love the silhouette on her, but the bodice is just too much. On Emma Stone, or a younger actress, this would've looked spectacular. However, this is too young for her. I'd rather her sing about her Muffin  Top.
  • Shailene Woodley (L'Wren Scott): Wait, she got to keep some costumes from The Descendants? I hate this so much: the print isn't even that flattering on her and I don't like the lack of accessories. Shame, SHAME! 

  • Giuliana Rancic (Basil Soda): Obsessed. I love the silhouette of this dress: it's not too fancy, but definitely fashion-forward.  Her hair and makeup worked is so event- appropriate. The statement necklace perfectly ties this whole look together. Perfection.
  • Rose Bryne (Elie Saab): Although I'm not a huge fan of her new bob, I'm so smitten with this look. She took such a fashion risk- which paid off- and there is no better place to experiment with a playsuit than the SAG Awards. It fits her like a glove and the gold accessories? Major. I so admire her all of her style risks and her unapologetic attitude in terms of her vision. 
  • Julie Bowen (Temperley London): Such a come back after the Golden Globes fiasco.   I love this purple on her and can we talk about the silhouette? Genius. The column bottom  complements the draped back. Her easy updo finishes this look on a high note. In love. 
  • Jayma Mays (Reem Acra): This dress is literally the perfect mix of edgy- a la sequins- and dainty with the lace. The silhouette is so old school glamour and the lack of accessories totally works with this dress. Though I don't usually like perky ponytails, her hair keeps this look refreshing. 
  • Emilia Clarke (Chanel): The detailing on this Chanel dress is literally too good to be true. Since the feathered skirt is black, it looks chic instead of cheesy. The futuristic sleeves and neckline are beautifully executed. What makes these two very different components so compatible is the floral belt that separates the two and gives a steady progression into the next "fashion element." The messy hair perfectly counteracts this semi-architectural piece. Also, can I ever reist a red lip? Nope.
  • Stacy Keibler (Marchesa): Take a note, Lea Michele: this is Marchesa done correctly.  I have a very rational love for lace, even though it can occasionally look matronly. This dress' form-fitting silhouette makes the lace seem youthful. Stacy keeps it simple by sporting a a black clutch and a messy updo. She looks cool, sophisticated, and definitely like a Mrs. Clooney.
  • Emily Blunt (Oscar de la Renta): This is definitely one of my favorites from last night. Nobody else wore this color on the red carpet, so I definitely admire her confidence and originality. The asymmetrical neckline and the sexy slit pushes the envelope on this dress; however, her pile of bracelets balances this look out. The bold lip  and incredible sparkly shoes keeps his look strong from head to toe. Gorgeous.
  • Dianna Agron (Carolina Herrera): She literally looks like a fashion princess. This beautiful magenta is so flattering with her complexion and hair color. The silhouette is also extremely flattering, which is a big step from her Emmys look. The feminine makeup and the subtle braided updo oozes femininity, which I love.
  • Emma Stone (Alexander McQueen): How is it that Emma hits it out of the ball park every single time? The dress, shoes, hair, and makeup scream 1960's beauty queen, in the chicest way possible, while her accessories are so edgy it's crazy. These two inspirations don't overpower one another or clash:  they work together to create a cohesive and fashion-forward ensemble. 
  • Octavia Spencer (Tadashi Shoji): How cute is this woman? Every thank you speech she gives warms my soul. Anywho, she looks awesome. I love this outfit on her: the silhouette is uber flattering and the color is absolutely fabulous with her skin tone. The nature-inspired earrings work so well with the intricate bodice. Gorgeous.
  • Angelina Jolie (Jenny Packham): This look is a complete 180 from her Golden Globes ensemble., which I'm thrilled about.  I love the understated glamour of this: though the silhouette is rather simple, the draping and fabric spices this dress up and makes it something truly special. Also, who can pull off gold hoops anymore, you ask? Angelina Jolie, that's who. They don't look trashy, but uber glam. So good.
  • Ahna O'Reilly (Nha Khanh): Ultimate lady in red. Can we talk about this back? Fabulous! The bold bangle is the perfect way to finish off this look. Minimalism, but a minimalism that I love.


Sunday, 29 January 2012

Style Files: And We Will Float Above the Rift

Everyone has a mojo-less week every now and then. The Shins' "Simple Song" is my personal  musical medication for a mojo-less week. Maybe it's the beat or maybe the lyrics, but I'm loving it. Alright, enough with this potentially depressing introduction, le's get right into the action, shall we?

The Style Files: Demi Moore
Unless you've been living under a celebrity-gossip rock, you'll know about Demi Moore's terrifying rush to the hospital. I listened to the 911 call a couple of days ago and it was so scary. To show my support for Team Demi, this style-spiration goes out to her. I love Demi's style- even pre-Rachel Zoe- because she dresses for her age. At the same time, Demi also allows her clothes to show off her timeless beauty. 

At the 2009 Freedom Awards (Lanvin): This look is both simple and fashion-forward. Not only is the Grecian dress to die for, literally, but it's styled beautifully. The bold statement necklace plus the chained heels? To good for words: the chains in the statement necklace works perfectly with the bold shoes. The down- do makes this looks relaxed.   (Photo Cred)

At the 2010 (Versace): This blush tone looks absolutely incredible with her skin ton. The ruffles  are so stunning, which prevents Demi from being washed out. The silver jewel also perfectly complements the monochromatic look. The super elegant hair counteracts the complexity of this dress. Divine. (Photo Cred)
At the No Strings Attached Premiere (Carven): I love this alternative spin on a LBD and it is fabulously styled. The black heels and sophisticated hair looks awesome with the futuristic zipper. The hem-length is modest, but still shows her killer bod. .(Photo Cred)
At the GI Jane Premiere in 1997: This look is so timeless I'm obsessed. The cut and silhouette is so flattering and this look's simplicity allows her inner beauty to shine through.  She could even wear this dress today- but shouldn't because it'd be awkward to bring it back- and it'd be stellar. (Photo Cred)
At the 1997 Oscars: Can we say a precursor to Spring 2011 RTW Armani Prive? The silhouette is so fabulous and I love the shimmer. The minimal jewels allows the main focus to be on this dress. Beautfiul (Photo Cred)

The Weekly
  • Kate Moss at the 24 Hours Prada Museum: I'm a sucker for fur and Kate Moss always rocks fur perfectly. She's capable of making fur look young and hip, which is what we should all aspire to do with our fur. There's something about the two-toned dress that makes this fur work better with this look. At the wavy hair? The perfect finishing touch. 
  • Blake Lively at the Jason Wu for Target launch (Jason Wu): Two of my favorite fashion fanatics rolled into one look? Incredible. I love how Blake kept this look rather simple with minimal jewels and elegant hair. Peplums are so big right now and in this case, it definitely spices up a traditional black and white look. So does the subtle printed heels. 
  • Katherine Heigl at the One for the Money premiere in New York (Herve. L Leroux); Lady in red! This dress is so flattering on her and makes her look like a timeless movie star. Although she didn't incorporate a lot of jewels, the asymmetrical dress ads the perfect amount of drama to this look.
  • Angelina Jolie at the Producers' Guild Awards (Michael Kors): This is such a major fashion moment. I love lace, as most of you should know by now. The combination of lace sleeves and a high slit makes this look fashion-forward and age appropriate. I'm glad she kept this look monochromatic: this look wouldn't be classic with a pop of color.

So ladies and gent, the SAG awards are on tonight! I'm so excited to watch them and report back right here.  Unlike the Golden Globes, I'm thinking column silhouettes , fun prints, and pops of color. On the beauty front, I'm also hoping for stellar cat eyes or a fabulous lip. What are your fashion predictions?  


Menswear Fall 2012: Would You Date That?

Men's fashion truly intrigues me. There's a very fine line between dateable menswear and fashion friend with no benefits. While some people would want their guy to dress in a simple tee and jeans, we fashionistas need someone who won't cramp our style. So let's cut to the chase, shall we? I'm very excited to bring back my favorite type of blog post, "Would You Date That?" As always, my scores will range from 0 to 10.

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Miharayasuhiro's spin on menswear is a complete success. Unlike other collection, many  of the looks could be worn right off of the runway.  The baggier silhouettes  make this collection more "real man-approved."  Many of the separates in this collection can be restyled in order to give every man that fashionable edge without going too far. Perfecction. Also, I love how the designers mixed in some gorgeous dresses: looking at menswear is only fun for so long!   However, some of the suits are just not dateable. But, I'd love to see them on Brad Goreski

Versace: 2 
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While the execution of each piece was so right on, I'm a little concerned. As a whole, the collection is a little too feminine for me. Don't get me wrong, I love florals and pizazz as much as the next glamazon; however, I wouldn't want to date someone who's sporting bedazzled denim. I know, call me crazy. 

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I'm torn: some of these looks are super chic while others are just...too much. The checkered suits scream John Legend to me, which I'm kind of loving. And that white tux? Too good for words, literally. Although the brushstroke-inspired suits are totally fabulous, I definitely wouldn't agree to a second date with a guy who sported one. I think half of the collection is awesome and the other half is a little too bold for your average Joe.

Givenchy: 3  
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This collection can be define in three words:versatile, cozy, and edgy. A lot of the separates are super chic and could work in well with a great masculine look. Maybe it's because this winter weather is less-than-ideal, but I'm all about chunky knits. I know it's so weird to call Givenchy cozy, but these sweaters make me want to snuggle.  Also, the monochromatic red looks are awesome: pairing it with a pair of jeans or a black tee would be so cool.  However, those skirts are definitely not dateable. Unless your boy is Scottish. 

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Christopher Bailey always does something polished, yet sexy, when it comes to menswear.  What always impresses me about Burberry Prorsum is how any piece could be dressed up or dress down. The green bomber jacket, for example, would look super sick with a graphic tee and skinnies. Definitely hipster, but not too in-your-face. The chunky sweaters are to die for... so precious! Can we stop and talk about all of those velvet pieces? Say what you will, but I secretly  want to date Chuck Bass. Your guy could even dress a velvet blazer down with jeans and a simple white tee.  The only downside about this collection is the less-than-fabulous array of newsboy hats. I hate newsboy hats so much, I'd probably break up with someone if they sported one. 

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I've never been so afraid of fashion. While I'm a huge proponent of the "art is fashion" movement, what guy would ever wear this? This isn't male couture!  Not only are the prints absolutely insane, but those shoulders are terrifying. While I love tall guys, I'm not look for the Hulk. 

Louis Vuitton: 10 
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Literally, this is perfection in a collection. Everything is so fashion-forward, but also sticks to a masculine aesthetic (well maybe not that hat). The collection's color scheme is so rich and versatile, which means that it will look good on any guy. I also love how  this collection brings back the trench. I mean, hello, Breakfast at Tiffany's?! Okay, I'm sure some of you are questioning this high rating because some the sweaters are a little...avant garde.  It's all about the styling. For example, they could be used as outerwear or paired with skinnies. Innovation, people!  And who doesn't love a man in a suit
Balmain: 8 
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This menswear doesn't disappoint. Usually, European menswear isn't very datable; however, the emphasis on black makes these looks more casual and attractive. The blazers, for example, are chic and have a dash of toughness. On the downside, white jeans on guys kind of freak me out. But it also doesn't hurt that the model is super gorgeous.

Walter Van Beirendon: 0
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I think this is pretty self-explanatory
Hermes: 9

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I love this collection because it's chic, but definitely dateable.  The suits are perfectly tailored and super classic. In addition, Hermes' outerwear is phenomenal: the perfect mix of masculinity and fashion-forward.  You may be a little skeptical about the aligator-inspired pants, right? The way I see it, they'll come in handy when you secretly wish you were dating  Russell Brand 
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Sunday, 22 January 2012

The Style Files: Just Like the Clouds, My Eyes Will Do the Same if You Walk Away

It's pretty simple: I love Bruno Mars. Sometimes, I wish my life was a Bruno Mars music video. Not too much to ask, right?  Anyways, I love this song. It's so precious and beautiful. Also, can anyone really resist Bruno's casual wear?

Style-Spiration: Jessica Alba 
I thought it was about time to give Jessica Alba- a.k.a Brad Goreski-  some fashion kudos: Alba looked heavenly at last week's Golden Globes and can we even talk about her fab ensemble at Karl Lagerfeld's latest Chanel event in Vegas? I love how she's always versatile, yet is never too daring. That sounds kind of paradoxal, doesn't it? Well deal, because it's true. 

At the White House Correspondent's Dinner (Marios Schwab): Okay, this is my favorite Jessica Alba look: hands down. The subtle peplum and the jeweled neckline are so effortlessly chic. She kept the rest of this look pretty simple. On the beauty  front, Alba  aced this look: the simple makeup, sleek hair, and, oh, the pink nail polish? Incredible. (Photo Cred)

At the Chanel Event in Vegas (Chanel): This look is the epitome of old-school Chanel. Though the black and white color combination may seem a bit primitive at first, I love how she- or Brad Goreski- accessorizes the geometric dress with funky jewels. The long hair gives this look a splash of youthfulness while that cranberry lip screams glamour.(Photo Cred)
Out and About (Unknown): You know a celebrity is a true fashion fanatic when he or she dresses to impress on their days off. I love how Alba plays with colors, patterns, and textures. That yellow trench is a perfect spin on such a timeless piece. To keep this look quirky, Alba added the pastel scarf.  Gorgeous. (Photo Cred)
At the Armani Hotel Opening (Armani Prive): I'm kind of obsessed with this subtle sexy look. The hemline is so demure; however, that side silt give off such a "come hither" vibe. The floral print at the bottom of the dress is so retro, which works beautifully with her glamourous up-do. Her style is the gift that keeps on giving. (Photo Cred)

Ladies and gent, it's about time for a fabulous...
  • Miranda Kerr at the G'Day USA Gala (Michael Kors): Um, Miranda Kerr is gorgeous and everything, but this look is way too much. The cutouts are anything but flattering and paired with the high-slit? Trashy, not classy. The geometric clutch is pretty random: the curves aren't cohesive with the geometric lines of the dress. Also, it's winter time a.k.a no strappy sandals.  Definitely not appropriate.
  • Shailene Woodley (Christopher Kane): Not only is this dress absolutely hideous- I hate the fabric and print- with a burning passion, but the styling is so boring. Besides the horrific strappy shoes- I'm literally going crazy over this faux pas- there's no jewels, no fun makeup, and no terrific clutch. It's just...basic. Over it. 


Monday, 16 January 2012

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

No, the most wonderful time of the year is not Christmas. Silly fashionistas and stylish suaves, the most wonderful time of the year is award season. Hooray, it's finally here! While some people have been super stoked for the big football weekend, I've been counting down the hours until the Golden Globes' red carpet. If you live under a rock, let me make this easy for you: I love the Golden Globes and will always love the Golden Globes most. Well, besides the Met Ball. Anywho, I love the creativity and the collaboration between film and television. This year, I went really hard-core and had my own fashion predictions. For some, I was spot on. Others, well...nobody's perfect.

My Predictions:

  • Fabulous silhouettes and barely any column dresses: On the spring runways, we saw so many gorgeous silhouettes a la old school Balenciaga: Alexander McQueen, Oscar de la Renta, etc.
  • Color, color, color: If you saw the Elie Saab spring runway, you'll understand this prediction. 
  • Sparkle and art-deco: Gucci had some absolutely fabulous sparkled numbers as well as de la Renta's pre-fall show.
What Really Happened...
  • Neutrals: This took me by surprise, but black, white, and nude stole the show.  Actresses like Mila Kunis, Charlize Theron, Kate Beckinsale, and Julianne Moore all strutted down the carpet in these hues.
  • Sparkles: Spot on, yes? Thank you Salma Hayek and Evan Rachel Wood for helping me out here.
  • Volume galore: So much volume it made me so happy! Stars like Sarah Michelle Gellar,  Julianne Moore, and Elle Macpherson ditched the column silhouette.
Now that the trend report is in, it's all about the best and worst dressed.  And leave it to me to give you my honest opinion. All in all, it was a fabulous red carpet and there were so many looks that I loved. 

  • Lea Michele (Marchesa): Well the impossible happened: a Marchesa dress looking horrific. I love Georgia Chapman and everything she does at Marchesa, but this truly looked terrible on Lea. I don't really think this was the right person or place to be wearing this dress. Also, I hate Lea Michele's diva-status: she needs to be tamed. She's not Beyonce and she cannot wear this. Beyonce could.
  • Missi Pyle (Junko Yoskioka): Honestly, this looks like a dumb prom dress that's on clearance. I hate that bow and the tulle-esque layering. This is too cheesy I don't even want to blog about this anymore.  A waste of fabric. And it's not even styled right! 
  • Kelly Osbourne (Zac Posen): I think my mom hit the nail on the head when she said that Kelly Osbourne was trying to look like Carolina Herrera. This dress would've look beautiful on Helen Miren, but Kelly Osbourne? She's purposely aging myself and I don't know why. Besides, what's up with that lavender-gray hair? Disgusting. 
  • Kristen Wiig (Bill Blass): I love Kristen Wiig; however, I hate this look. While I love the nude with her chocolate brown locks, the jewels are way too bold.  It's just look like she's trying way too hard, which I don't like.
  • Amanda Peet (Mac Jacobs): This is definitely not Globes-worthy. The ruffles are not chic in the slightest and the accessories are so primitive.  However, this would be great for a picnic! 
  • Mary J.Blige (Michael Kors): Re-pul-sive. Yes, the halter looks fabulous on her, but what's with those feathers? Maybe this dress would look good on someone else- I'm thinking Zoe Saldana- but it's just not working with Mary J. What about jewels overload? Diaster. It's just too much of terrible things.
  • Reese Witherspoon (Zac Posen): Don't get me wrong: I love Reese and I love love LOVE Zac, but this was not a good fit. The silhouette isn't too flattering and would look much better on a taller woman. Also, where is the styling? The makeup is barely there, and not in a good way.  Jewels? Where are they? I would love a killer bracelet or gorgeous earrings. Nothing! It could've been a million times better.
  • Madonna (Reem Acra): No, just no. It was all so good until the skirt. The dress would've been fabulous if it was completely metallic or completed flapped fabric. But both? Not working. Also, the cross is way too big and looks a little cheesy. 
  • Elle Macpherson (Zac Posen): She is so beautiful; however, Elle needs a new stylist. I'm actually confused as to how someone would think the chintzy jewels would look good with this dress. There's too much going on to even respect Zac Posen's creativity and construction.  She should've had minimal jewels- preferably a cocktail ring- and a soft updo.  Too much of everything, way too much. Major disappointment.
  • Julie Bowen (Reem Acra): No, Julie Bowen, no. She literally kicked fashion-tushy at the Emmys; however, this is too much. The dress is alright, but it was styled completely wrong. I understand where her hair stylist was coming from, but the Lucy-inspired curls are awkward: a soft updo would have been a million times better. 
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar (Monique Lhuillier): She told Ryan Seacrest that her daughter picked out this dress. Well, SMG, you should probably find a stylist.  I love her new show, Ringer, but this is the worst look of the night, by far. The tie-dye print was disgusting, especially with that extravagant silhouette. And what's up with that pony tail? You're not in junior high anymore. 


  • Emma Stone (Lanvin): I was so excited to see Emma on the red carpet and she did not disappoint.  That silhouette works so well on her and that plum-raspberry duo is fantastic. The black clutch and shoes kept this look super clean. Also, the smokey eyes are incredible. My only problem with this look is that it's super similar to the Lanvin ensemble she wore to the Glamour event in November.  A different silhouette would've been preferred, but I'm not complaining! 
  • Kate Beckinsale (Roberto Cavalli): There's nothing wrong about this look, I'm so impressed. It's unbelievably flattering and the jewels overload works with this dress because the dress is so simple. Plus the hair and makeup? I can't even deal with how perfect his is. 
  • Jessica Biel (Elie Saab): Is it weird that I love this? Nope? Good. The high neck and long sleeves works so well with the high slit. The detailing on this dress is gorgeous. To prevent the dress from washing her out, the long hair and pink are perfect.
  • Piper Perabo (Theyskens' Theory): This is one of those looks that you try so hard to hate, but secretly love. Well, it's no secret any more: I'm obsessed with this look. The updo is absolutely gorgeous and the volume of that dress? I'm literally going insane looking at it. The dress is so dramatic, yet super clean. The makeup is super feminine, making the dress standout without being abrasive.  
  • Melissa McCarthy (Badgley Mischka): She looks absolutely beautiful! I love that green with her complexion and eye color. Also, this dress was really flattering on her. Adorable. 
  • Sarah Hyland (Vintage Dolce& Gabbana): Definitely Sarah Hyland's best look ever. She is the epitome of old-school Hollywood glam here. The dress is absolutely gorgeous on her and I love that mid-forearm bracelet. The feminine makeup and soft up-do is ideal. 
  • Ariel Winter (Dolce &Gabbana): Um, how precious does she look? This girl is only thirteen; however, she's so glam. This funky skirt, especially in purple, is super chic on her. I'm borderline obsessed with those loafer-inspired pumps. The soft waves? Divine.  It's youthful, it's quirky, and I love it.
  • Mila Kunis (Dior): The new face of Dior wore her label proud last night.  She played with color so much last year, so I'm really glad that she toned it down here. However, the asymmetrical strap and the quasi-sheer bodice gives this dress the spice that it needs.  The minimal jewels and sleek hair makes this look absolutely classic.
  • Natalie Portman (Lanvin): Once upon a time, someone once said that Natalie Portman was our generation's Audrey Hepburn. After seeing this look, I have to agree. The first thing I thought of, besides how fabulous this is, was Audrey. To me, this Lanvin-especially on her- is such a mix of her Funny Face and Sabrina dresses. The hair and minimals jewels are phenomenal. So classic. 
  • Jessica Alba (Gucci): Beyond gorgeous. I think this light lavender- or at least it looks like lavender- looks perfect with her bronzed skin. I'm obsessed with the glitz and gorgeous, simple train. The monochromatic accessories is right on. 
  • Rooney Mara (Nina Ricci): Although I'm not too crazy about her hair from a side angle, I'm obsessed with this look. It's all about the small details that make this look phenomenal. The cutouts plus the back peplum? Do I even need to describe how effortlessly chic is this? The slicked back hair and minimal jewels make this look clean and simple. By the way, loving the subtle cat-eye! 
  • Heidi Klum (Calvin Klein): Although this look is a little too summery, I'm obsessed. Heidi always does a very dramatic look and a crazy updo. On the contrary, this look is more simple, which I love. the peach plus the gorgeous blue equals amazing. Also, I love love LOVE casual, down hair. Easy, clean, and gorgeous! 
  • Dianna Agron (Giles): Definitely a redemption from that Emmys- mess. The silhouette is outstanding and that detailing? Incredible.  The swans and the ruffles are so fabulous and the red lip is perfect. The minimal jewels and the sleek hair keeps the focus on this fantastic dress.
  • Salma Hayek (Gucci) : I will describe this look as "movie-star Jenny from the Block." The sparkles and the column silhouette equals perfection, especially paired with the "movie-star Jenny from the Block" curls.  The earrings give this look the perfect amount of glamour without going overboard. The simple makeup brings this diva look back down to Earth.
  • Charlize Theron (Dior): As  Charlize says in her commercial, "J'adore Dior." The plunging neckline, plus the high slit, plus the extra hip fabric? Perfection. On most people, I'd hate this. However, Charlize has this certain sophistication and glamour that makes this look seem effortlessly chic. While I hated Michelle Williams' headband, I loved the headband look on Charlize.  Because Charlize can pull off anything, obviously. 
  • Zooey Deschanel (Custom Prada): This is definitely one of my favorite looks of the night. The colored bodice is perfectly coupled with the basic, black skirt. The 60's inspired hair cut is to die for, especially with the feminine makeup. Ugh, she's adorable. 
  • Sofia Vergara (Vera Wang): Fabulous. Sofia definitely has a certain silhouette that works for her body; however, her styling is improving:  more sophisticated and clean. This navy color is phenomenal and I love  the bunched fabric on the dress' skirt: so flattering! On a side note, how much do you love how Sofia says "Vera Wang." I always know this hysterical lady will be sporting "Verda Wong." 
  • Claire Danes (J. Mendel): This dress is number one in my mind.  I'm literally going crazy over this dress. This is the perfect mix of glamourous and edge. All of the different textures truly made this dress a show-stopper. The hair and perky pink lip gave this look a hint of femininity.  Like can we just look at how incredible this is:

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What are your thoughts? Sound off below! 


Sunday, 15 January 2012

The Style Files: Baby I Paint the Sky Blue, My Favorite Creation is You

This week, a star was born. Her name? Blue Ivy. While there's a lot of talk about Bey and Jay's hospital take-over, I'm so glad the princess of hip-hop is here. And shall we talk about Jay-Z's latest song, "Glory"? All I can say is that I wish my dad wrote a rap when I was born.

THE STYLE FILES: Edie Campbell
I think that Edie Campbell truly perfects the whole "I just threw on this ensemble but I still look fabulous" look. From her perfectly oversized clothes to her casual, long locks, Campbell always looks perfectly imperfect. And let's face it: being perfect is only fun for a little while.
At the launch of LuLu&Co  (Lousie Gray): I'm going crazy about the striped maxi dress. Horizontal stripes are so hard to pull off; however, the fit of this dress makes it work. The fierce makeup adds an extra amount of glam to this casual outfit. Also, the subtle red shoe? Phenomenal. (Photo Cred)
At the Brit Fashion Awards (Kinder Aggugini): Speaking about maxi dresses, I'm obsessed with the styling of this one. The contrast between the silk printed dress and mohair jacket is to die for. Definitely a must for the winter!  (Photo Cred)
A more casual look: This definitely hits the fashion nail on the head. This look is so effortless;; however, she looks super chic. I love any  long-sleeved mini dresses, but the white is super dainty and ethereal. Mixed with her long locks? Forget about it.  (Photo Cred)

  • Rooney Mara at the Dragon Tattoo premiere in Rome (Valentino): Breath-taking. Literally, I was so amazed by this look. My jaw dropped: too far? Well, it happened. The extravagant silhouette, especially in that Valentino red is phenomenal. As always, Mara keeps every look clean with  her short do. She's literally the perfect person to wear such amazing pieces.
  • Emma Stone at the National Board of Review Awards Gala (J.Mendel): I love a clean-cut Emma Stone. This looks is so classic and I love how the criss-cross detailing gives this look the pop it needs. The shoes give this look some spice; however, they are not abrasive. The sleek updo and red lip makes this look timeless.
  • Ginnifer Goodwin at the People's Choice Awards (Roksanda Ilinic): I was really disgusted by almost every look at the 2012 People's Choice Awards, which is why I decided not to blog about it, but I loved this look. I'm obsessed with the modern-day pagoda sleeve, especially in this beautiful hot pink. Stunning. The longer hemline screams mature while the studded Jimmy Choo is the epitome of young glamazon. 
  • Kristen Dunst at the 2012 Critic's Choice Awards (Dior): Gorgeous. I love the deconstructed feel of this dress: so edgy, yet gorgeous. The beauty tactics work beautifully with the dress. The messy hair matches the dress to a T. Also, the bright pink lip is the perfect wow factor. Bravo!  


Sunday, 8 January 2012

The Style Files: I Won't Give Up Without a Fight

Ladies and gent, the Style Files are back in action. After a short hiatus- there's so much to do during the winter season- we're back to looking at our favorite weekly looks, gushing over a celebrity's  style, and jamming out to songs of my choice. So let's get this party re-started, shall we?

Whenever I head over to London, I always make sure to pick up a couple British CDs. I got to keep my musical variety, you know? Anyways, I'm currently obsessed with Olly Murs' "Dance with me Tonight." To me, Olly Murs is the British Bruno Mars. Too far? Judge for yourself!

STYLE-SPIRATION: Florence Welch 
Okay, I didn't love her in the Chanel cape; however, I think that Florence Welch is uber fashionable. Unlike many celebrities, you rarely find Florence wearing something sub-par that doesn't roll with her style aesthetic. Also, ethereal plus high glamor equal a major win in my book! So this week, let's take a look at Florence Welch's amazing style, shall we?
Performing at Chanel Spring RTW 2012 Show (Chanel): Not only was this such a major Fashion Week moment, but I love the outfit. The beading at the fabric paillette-esque detailing looks phenomenal with such a simplistic silhouette, Her soft wavy hair is such a stellar finishing touch.  (Photo Cred)
At the 2010 Brit Awards (Zuhair Murad): A sequined minidress? So sexy! It's not very Florence; however, she still tosses in that ethereal look with the hair. The fitted silhouette makes her look super curvy, which is awesome. The relatively simple shoes keep the focus on that stunning dress.  (Photo Cred)
At the Grammys (Givenchy):  Honestly, this is Florence Welch at her finest. She is the perfect person to pull off this Givenchy couture dress. I love how her red locks goes with the orange on the back of the dress. The natural makeup? Perfection. (Photo Cred)

  • Rooney Mara at The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo premiere in Paris (Louis Vuitton): Not only did Rooney kick-butt as Dragon Tattoo's Lisbeth Salander, but she also knows how to wear statement pieces. The simple strappy sandals- though not too appropriate for winter- are perfectly paired with the extravagant dress. Rooney walks the red carpet sans jewels in order to keep this look clean. The slicked back hair plus the red lip? It's everything. Look, my predictions are already coming true! 
  • Minka Kelly in Beverly Hills (Unknown designer): I'm obsessed with this look. That flowing dress is so reminiscent of effortless seventies fashion, while the structured clutch gives this look a good balance of ethereal and strength. The minimal silver jewels and soft waves are the perfect finishing touches. 


Monday, 2 January 2012

A Chic New Year

New Year's Eve screams three things to me: reflection, redemption, and a fabulous outfit. While we should definitely reflection on 2011's fashion- the good, the bad, and absolutely dreadful- I'm all about looking forward. So ladies and gent, let's make 2012 the most fabulous year yet. To get things started, let's take a look at my six favorite fashion moments of 2011 and my six most-anticipated for 2012.

REWIND: 2011

1. Kate Middleton's Wedding Dress
Sure it's a little cliche, but how could you not love this wedding dress? Kate looked absolutely radiant and this just validated Sarah Burton as a designer. Yes, I went there.  (Photo Cred)
2. Tibi Fall RTW 2011
Not only was this show a Fashion Week first for me, but the collection is absolutely gorgeous. I love the mix between casual daywear and fantastic cocktail dresses.
3. The Savage Beauty Exhibit
I cried, what more can I say?  It was honestly the most beautiful exhibit I've ever seen.

4. Olivia Wilde at the 2011 Golden Globes (Oscar de la Renta)
My favorite red carpet look of the year, hands down. I loved the juxtaposition with the dress, hair, and spiked Louboutins. Could this get any better? Nope (Photo Cred).

5. Alexander McQueen RTW Spring 2012
My favorite collection of the whole year, I believe. All of the detail is hauntingly beautiful and Burton really upholds the McQueen aesthetic. (Photo Cred)
6. Hailee Steinfeld 
Hailee's definitely 2011's ultimate style icon. I love her ability to really take risks whilst embracing her youthfulness. (Photo Cred)

CAN'T WAIT: What's in Store for 2012 

1. New Dior Designer 
Ever since John Galiano's dramatic departure from Dior, the company has been looking for a new head designer. From Marc Jacobs to Ricardo Tisci, it seem as if the Dior potentials list is a "who's hot in fashion." The latest suspect is Raf Simons, which I'm not personally loving. As long as this next designer doesn't dress like a pirate, we'll all be okay. (Photo Cred)
2. Rooney Mara
I'm calling it now: Rooney Mara will be this year's style icon.  With her awesome portrayal of Lisbeth Salander, I'm so sure that we're going to be seeing a lot of Mara. Also, didn't she rock that Prabal Gurung at the Dragon Tattoo premiere? I say yes. (Photo Cred)
3. Jason Wu for Target 
 I died of happiness when I heard the news. Though this collection may not be as big as the Missoni for Target collection, but I'll be camping outside for this one! (Photo Cred)
4. Apocalyptic Chic
I'm not going to lie: I'm afraid of 2012. Is the world really going to end?  This year, let's laugh the apparent apocalypse in the face, shall we? (Photo Cred)
5. 2012 Golden Globes 
Award season is my favorite season and I cannot wait for the Golden Globes in less than two weeks. Ryan Gosling in a gorgeous tux and Charlize Theron wearing something stunning? This is what I live for! (Photo Cred)

6. More Trendologist Posts! 
A little self-centered, I know, but I can't wait to keep you all informed about fun fash-tivities all year long!