February 28, 2011
I love me some Gaga, she's always so good at telling stories. In this video, she tells the story of how "Mother Monster" was born... literally we see a birth, which I could pass on thank you very much. I do love the sci-fi, futuristic setting though. She shows off her amazing body (she is getting into better and better shape) in a skimpy bra and panties. Loved the makeup as always. Of course, she showed her support for the gay community by dressing in a tux along with another guy and with the purple triangle.
It's 7 or so minutes long with the song starting around 3 minutes. Watch below:
I was surprised that the premiere didn't generate a bigger buzz. The only way I knew about it was people tweeting links. I remember sitting up util midnight to see the "Telephone" premiere with Beyonce. Why no big TV premiere? What do you think?
Via Gossip Cop
Another highlight of the Oscar's was seeing Geri Hirsch of because im addicted star in a JcPenney commercial! This is such an exciting move for bloggers, a national commercial. Check it out below:
JC Penney Commercial from geri hirsch on Vimeo.
What do you think? Should more bloggers do collaborations like this?
Last night was the Oscars with hosts James Franco and Anne Hathaway. From all the promos they did, I was actually looking forward to it. However, Mr. Franco showed up completely stoned (I have no proof but it was pretty obvious) so him and Anne didn't have comedic timing. My girl Anne rocked 7 great looks thanks to her stylist, Rachel Zoe. My favorite was this Lanvin suit and Brian Atwood pumps. I decided to break down the best and worst looks by color.
Everyone looked great in red! Best Dressed: Sandra Bullock in Vera Wang. The structure of this dress is spectacular. Sandra looked great, I just wish the hair wasn't so tight.
Jennifer Hudson showed off her body in this tangerine colored Versace dress. I wish she would have kept the boobs more covered up. It's the Oscars, you shouldn't show a lot of cleavage in my opinion.
Jennifer Lawrence looked young and fresh in this Calvin Klein dress. Some complained that it was too plain for the Oscars, and I hear their point, but she's 20 year old. I think she looks age appropriate.
If I had to go with a Worst Dressed it would be Penelope Cruz in L'Wren Scott. Her body looks amazing for just having a kid, but I feel like she needed better support for her fuller chest. Also, I wasn't a fan of the tacky looking material.
Natalie Portman looked gorgeous in Rodarte. This is the best she's looked on the red carpet with her baby bump I think. Although I wish her hair was so tightly tied to the back, made her look lopsided.
I liked Scarlett Johansson's Dolce & Gabbana lace dress. She wasn't a nominee so she went a little understated. It hugged her body beautifully and she wasn't throwing complete sex at us. It is good to see the ladies cover up (like January Jones) and still look sexy.
I was disappointed by Mila Kunis in Elie Saab. I feel like this dress was like the McQueen one she wore, loose and flowy. I felt like it was too much cleavage for the Oscars.
Amy Adams was disappointing in L'Wren Scott. Not sure what look she was going for here especially with that necklace! I think we all wanted to rip it off.
Sharon Stone looks great but why the feathered shoulder? She was trying to have a moment but I don't think it worked.
Oh Reese. I think everyone nailed it on the head when they described this Armani look as a Barbie, prom-esque look. I don't want to knock her too hard because the newly engaged star looked so happy, good for her!
Helen Mirren is stunning in Vivienne Westwood. I want to look as good as her when I'm her age!
Worst Dressed: Hilary Swank in Gucci Haute Couture. Only she could make this feathered and sequin dress look plain.
Melissa Leo in Marc Bouwer. She looks like some kind of paper mache project with white doileys and gold accents.
Worst Dressed: Nicole Kidman in Christian Dior Haute Couture. Glad someone wore Dior! She's been loosing her mind on the red carpet. AHH!
I wasn't feeling Halle Berry in Marchesa. Kind of boring for me.
Florence Welch in Valentino was also boring to me. I wish she would turn it up a notch once in awhile, she always wears similar dresses. Love her though!
Worst Dressed: Mandy Moore in Monique Lhuillier. I felt like the color of the dress washed her out. The makeup and hair are too harsh. If you are going to do harsh hair then do a soft curls not pull it back tight. She did look better on stage in blue while performing her song from "Tangled."
Who were your best and worst dressed of the night?
Images via FabSugar and Catwalk Queen
February 26, 2011
|ScarJo is so gorgeous via Flickr|
|Kate Moss models|
|White Snake album cover|
Who doesn't love free things? Thought I'd share this great offer where you can get a free handbag at lpcollection.com. There are 3 types of Ricky bags you can purchase: Speedy, Tote and Shoulder. The speedy is pictured above in gray. Or you can get...
|Ricky Medium Tote|
|Ricky Shoulder Bag|
February 25, 2011
Thank you all for your feedback about the previous Keep or Donate post. Next up is this pearl rope necklace. I've had this necklace so long I don't even remember where I got it from. It was definitely from a cheap-o place. I wouldn't be tossing out real pearls. I don't usually wear pearls so I thought this was a way to wear them without feeling like an old lady. However, I don't think I've ever worn it (maybe once?). I want to love it but I think I'm stuck with how to style it.
So... should I keep or donate? Do you have any styling ideas?
February 24, 2011
When I lived at home, I used to get manicures and pedicures all the time. It was a bonding thing with my mom and sister, plus my mom paid. Once I went off to college and was on a fixed budget, I couldn't afford to shell out the money once a week. I was always a tomboy and never much into keep up appearances, but going to the salon is definitely a social thing for women. However, now that I no longer afford to the upkeep of my nails diminished. I had no clue what I was doing.
When I wouldn't go consistently I would get ingrown toe nails (not to be gross) and never could figure out why. My nails became very weak. I never could grow long nails. I always wanted long (well medium length in reality) nails like my mom who could pop open a soda can. I used to bite my nails a lot or they'd chip on their own. There was this girl in my class in High School that I remember had to get surgery because her ingrown nails were so severe. I had a deep fear that that would happen to me. When ever I would come home I would run to the salon and complain about my issues or they scold me for having ingrown nails. They just kept telling me I had to keep coming back to maintain them.
I couldn't do that. Being on a budget, my only option was to learn how to do my own nails. It was such a trial an error process. Going to fashion school, I acquired some girlie friends who also were helpful. I am a very impatient person so I used to smudge my nails all the time (still do once in awhile). I quickly learned you need some trusty tools: sturdy nail file, buffer (preferably with different sides), base coat and top coat. After finally getting it right and a routine, I discovered my nails were never healthier! I realized that salons (at least the cheaper ones) file the crap out of your nails and cut them so you have to come back in a week or two. Now I don't want to completely put down ALL nail salons because I'm sure more quality places don't do these tricks. For those of who can't afford $50+ manicures, I'm talk to you. When you spend $30 or less on a mani/pedi then perhaps it is safer for you to do it yourself. Going to bust out the cliche "if I can do it, you can" because it's true. I am very impatient but have found tricks to letting them dry such as listen to music, watch a show or even type (carefully!).
All in all, you save yourself so much money. I spend the most on nail polish remover because I'm constantly changing it up. You can play around with $1 nail polish at the drugstore or I've found that the best quality at a cheap price is China Glaze, which you can find for less than $3 a bottle online. I keep mine painted pretty regularly because I'm always trying new colors or playing around with new designs (bit of a nail art freak). Buffing them once or twice a month and keeping them painted helps keep them strong. Now my sister nags me about how long my nails are (jealous!) and my friends always give compliments!
What is your opinion?
Nicki Minaj covers BlackBook for their March pop issue. Smart choice by BB (the lady can sell magazines). Loving the bright makeup! Inside she shows off her eccentric fashion sense:
|Jean Paul Gaultier suit and Giuseppe Zanotti booties|
Don't mess with her on the playground.
|Gareth Pugh coat and Junko Shimada heels|
|Vintage Versace blazer (jealous!)|
|Henry Holland dress and Giuseppe Zanotti heels|
I kind of wish she moved around more, but great styling. What do you think of this shoot?
February 23, 2011
I already posted 10 top trends from Fashion Week, but
|Michael Kors (nipple slip!)|
What do you think of this trend?
All images via Style.com
Kelly Osbourne tweeted the pics of her new ad campaign for Material Girl. Material Girl is the line created by Madonna and her daughter, Lourdes, for Macy's. They originally had Taylor Momsen (awful choice!) but definitely made a better choice with Kelly this time around. Doesn't Kelly's body look great? I remember when she used to be an awkward, rehab bound girl who was always on the "Worst Dressed" list. Now she's healthy and one of the hosts of E!'s "Fashion Police." Things are going well for her!
The styling is very fun!
I like the graffiti as a backdrop to this floral printed dress.
SO cute... just want to eat her up!
What do you think of the photos?
|LaQuan Smith with Tyra|
*Today's guest post comes from LoveBrownSugar! She knows about so many up and coming designers so I thought it would be great if she shared her knowledge with us all.
In celebration of Black History Month and the industry-appointed month of fashion called February, here’s a look at six up and coming black designers you should know.
Endorsed by fashion greats like Anna Wintour and Andre Leon Talley, LaQuan Smith is on the fast track to becoming a household name. The 22 year old Queens, NY native got his start whipping together pieces on his grandmother’s old Singer sewing machine. With a natural talent for creating body-conscious silhouettes in figure-flattering fabrics, LaQuan has claimed editorial features in publications like VOGUE, Marie Claire, UPTOWN Magazine and more. http://www.laquansmith.com/
Up and coming designer Domonique Auxilly might not have the mega-exposure that some other rising design stars have but she absolutely has the talent. Donned by pop culture stars and socialites alike (i.e Dawn Richard, Nicki Minaj, Angela Simmons and more), her Dauxilly collections mix sultry silhouettes and detailed construction for the daring girl with good taste. Check her out at www.dauxilly.com.
Coco & Breezy
These young and hip accessory designers may have developed an affinity for shades through childhood experience being outcasts in their native hometown of Minnesota, but they have nothing to hide from now. An edgy street-smart design duo, Coco & Breezy stepped onto the NYC scene as accessory designers and downtown socialites in 2009 and their brand has been going stronger and stronger ever since. Known for making accessories, less for utility and more for self-expression and art, these two have developed a cult following with the underground hipster crowd who loyally rock their studded, heavy metal frames with pride. Jump into their world at www.cocoandbreezy.com.
Taking it back to her roots, Maya Lake is known for her widely successful line Boxing Kitten. Seen on the likes of stars like Alicia Keys, Solange Knowles and mega-starlet Beyonce, Maya’s pieces capture the essence of culture and couture. Utilizing African-inspired prints with trendy silhouettes in construction, Boxing Kitten is for the fun flirty feminist with an appreciation for impeccable construction and bright colored prints. Check her out at www.boxingkitten.com.
Making her debut in Fall 2009, Parsons graduate Laura Smalls has been on the fast track since her premiere. Now going into her 5th season as a luxury designer, Laura Smalls is a name to get familiar with. Also tapped as a rising star, by fashion great Andre Leon Talley, Smalls is actually the goddaughter of jazz legend and singer/songwriter Billie Holliday. Taking much of her inspiration from ‘40’s and ‘50’s fashion, the mother of three designs elegant pieces fit for the first lady and beyond. www.laurasmalls.com
February 22, 2011
Brooklyn Decker needs to fire her stylist ASAP! She is a gorgeous girl (as you can see above) but what she's been wearing to the premiere of her movie debut has not been so hot. If you don't know... she's in the movie "Just Go With It" with Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston.
She wore this Dolce & Gabbana dress to the NYC premiere. Usually leopard print is sexy, but this print is too large and not doing much for her figure. Not a fan of the heavy side swept bangs and ponytail.
Just Jared. This Max Mara jumpsuit is not flattering this girl's wonderful body. I'm not a fan of the red shoes with the look either. You can also see her bra, which is a fashion no-no!
Mostly recently, at the Madrid premiere she wore this Burberry Prorsum dress. (Also, Jen showed off her new haircut!). I think the dress is a little conservative. I do like the pop of color with the blue shoes. Perhaps this would be good for a press conference but not for the premiere of the movie!
What do you think of Brooklyn Decker's red carpet choices?