Archive for January, 2011

obsessed with: screen actors guild awards

I found last night’s red carpet to be more unimpressive than most. Why did everyone wear that nude/skin tone color? The only person it looked good on was Hillary Swank, and that was a stretch. I hope the Oscars are everything I envision them to be! With that said, here are my best dress picks.

Mila Kunis, again wins my best dressed vote. This Alexander McQueen gown could not be any more perfect for her. Enough said.

 

Tina Fey shocked everyone in this fabulous red strapless gown. The embellished bodice of this Oscar de la Renta gown gives her just enough spunk, and was certainly an exciting stray from her typical black and navy gowns.

 

Eva Longoria looked absolutely stunning in her Grecian-style Georges Hobeika gown. Though the color was a little drab, she played it up with her eye-popping makeup and elegant updo.

 

Helena Bonham Carter did it! She looked so appropriate and funky. This dress really played up her unusual style while still being elegant and fashion-forward.

 

I’m no “Glee” fan, that’s for sure, but Lea Michele looked wonderful in her sleek Oscar de la Renta belted gown. I’m glad she stepped ou of her comfort zone and wore something that looked effortless.

 

January Jones looked Old Hollywood in her Carolina Herrera gown. I’m so glad she chose to cover up and look classic this time.

 

HONORABLE MENTIONS:

Mariska Hargitay: the color of this Issac Mizrahi gown and minimal accessories worked wonders.

Jane Lynch: I love the two-tiered skirt on this Ali Rahimi original.

Julia Styles: the navy to white fade on this Monique Lhuillier gown looks amazing.

 

 

And now for worst dressed: Kim Kardashian. She’s way too bedazzled for her own good. The cutout on the side of this Marchesa gown is sort of trashy on her.

 

Winona Ryder looks scary in this Alberta Ferretti mass of white fabric. Her hairstyle does not coordinate with this look and neither do her crazy eyes.

 

Julie Bowen, WHAT ON EARTH WERE YOU THINKING?! Why would you ever think that was appropriate for a red carpet event. You must be crazy.

 

I can’t be too harsh on “Winter’s Bone” star Jennifer Lawrence because she’s new to all of this (though Hailee Steinfeld didn’t seem to have any trouble). I think this Oscar de la Renta gown would have looked better on someone else, though it may have been improved if Jennifer had stopped slouching.

 

Christina Hendricks looks like she’s wearing a robe. The fabric of this L’Wren Scott gown looks bizarre, and so does the dark eye makeup.

 

There seems to be some confusion about this event for Angie harmon. The actress tweeted earlier in the day “I feel like its my wedding day!!!” but I think she may have believed it. I hope that she wouldn’t actually consider walking down the aisle in this Monique Lhuillier furball.

 

HONORABLE MENTIONS:

Annette Benning and everyone else wearing nude. It just didn’t work.

Amy Adams: the Hervé Leroux white gown was just too tight.

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fendi babes

Fendi just launched their first fall/winter collection for children and babies, a follow up to their previous spring/summer collection. Silvia Venturini Fendi describes the collection as “easy chic style and a sprinkling of irony for the ‘little’ Fendi ones.” While I don’t know of any toddlers who understand the concept of irony, I can’t deny how adorable the collection is. The press release notes that the collection includes “full cornflower blue and violet shades, with a brush-stroke of orange and acid green blend with the most classical grey and navy blue tones into a divertissement of multicolour stripes and camouflage designs with watercolour effect.” Fendi is certainly showing that kids can wear couture, too. The collection was shown at a fashion show in Italy, and a video can be seen below.

jeffrey williams’ ultimate collection

I certainly don’t think this is the most popular of the shows I like, but my love of fashion (and Project Runway’s switch to Lifetime) draws me in. This season, I became really attached to Jeffrey Williams, who showed his collection in the season finale, and won! He has a real talent, taking his twist to classic pieces. He chose his color palette and designs to reflect dresses that he envisioned his late mother would wear. His story is touching and his talent is blossoming. I hope to see more from him in the future.

 

 

obsessed with: hunter boots

 

It’s been snowing all day today, and on snow days there’s nothing I prefer to wear more than my Hunter boots. I know, I know, they’ve become kind of trendy, (and I’m an advocate for combatting most trends) but every now and then we all fall victim to the good ones. Hunter boots originated in the UK, which happens to be where I purchased my pair over the summer. I own a tall, black pair of wellies, and today I wore them with the turquoise Hunter welly socks my mom got me for Christmas. Perfect for snow travel!

 

Many celebrities have been photographed wearing their wellies, and Hunter’s website boasts that they are the official supplier of waterproof footwear for HM The Queen, as seen here:

 

Kate Moss in Hunter boots

my style influences

These are the celebrities whose style I’m most obsessed with. While I like each of these ladies’ formal and casual looks, it’s mostly the glamourous formal wear that draws me in. First off Natalie Portman. I love her short, bright-colored  cocktail dresses. They still maintain elegance while being fun and flirty.

Leighton Meester is another favourite of mine. She has a great, eclectic look, that also incorporates classic pieces. I love the interesting the cutouts and patterns on her dresses.

This next choice was particularly difficult for me. Victoria Beckham is probably my top-ranked obsession. Sometimes I even annoy myself with how much I adore her. So, how was I supposed to only choose a few looks to display? It was hard, but I narrowed it down to six of my favourites. Her classic look works perfectly on her, and I love that she always wears heels and sunglasses. Seriously, she’s a goddess.

obsessed with: vogue collections magazine

I conned my mom into buying this for me somehow, and it was definitely worth the $39.99. Thanks mom! The magazine shows the spring/summer collections of 2011 from Paris, Milan, London and New York fashion week. The cover (which is awesome) boasts 130 designers, 2,600 looks and 1,100 accessories. I love that you can see the designers’ varying work from country to country, and the photography is amazing as usual. I’m vowing to keep it forever.

obsessed with: lanvin for h&m

I want to own everything from this collection! Lanvin was founded in 1909 by Jeanne Lanvin, who got her start making clothes for her daughter. When word caught on of her work, she started making dresses for mothers. The company decided to target consumers searching for a lower price tag, and released a collection in November for H&M. The women’s line has short skirts with volume, bold prints and colors and tailored looks. The February issue of InStyle notes that during lunch with cover girl Natalie Portman, the interviewer was stunned by her sherbet colored dress, and was shocked to learn it was from this collection.


watch Joe Zee of Elle magazine show off the new collection


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