Monday, August 30, 2010

Emmys 2010: Best Dressed

Who: Christina Hendricks; What: Zac Posen: Why: This lavender color against her porcelain skim and red hair is just magnificent. The touch of feathers and the way it hugs her curves is perfection. Soft yet sexy.

Who: Toni Collette; What: Valentino; Why: It is so different from everything else on the red carpet because of its artsy print and rustic colors. Simple hair and a trendy dress like this is unique and eye catching. Love it!

Who: Kyra Sedgwick; What: Monique Lhuillier; Why: I love this deep burgundy color and how she matches it with her lipstick and blush clutch. Youthful hair and a stunning dress means another home run for this style maven.

Who: Keri Russell; What: Jean-Louis Scherrer Haute Couture; Why: Omg this look is such a standout and style risk. And Keri totally pulls it off! The vintage shape, short hemline, bubblegum pink color, and subtle gold accessories is perfection. With a flower in her wavy up-do, she looks carefree and so comfortable. Props Keri:)

Who: Rose Byrne; What: Gucci; Why: Gucci is a designer we don't see much on red carpets because of its edgy look. But Rose certainly didn't shy away, looking so sultry and vampy in this clean sexy dress. The hair may be a little too high for my taste but everything else about this look is spot on. This is white done right!

Who: Claire Danes and husband Hugh Dancy; What: dress by Armani Prive and suit by Burberry; Why: They are such an adorable and stylish celeb couple. Claire always looks amazing, and last night was no exception. This sparkly dress speaks for itself and Claire does right by keeping the rest of her look simple. And Hugh doesn't look too bad himself! (I have such a huge crush on him haha).

Who: Dianna Agron; What: Carolina Herrera; Why: Dianna looks like a perfect barbie doll in this lace gown. It's so sophisticated yet young at the same time with the blush color lace overlay. I love the black bow, the two layers, and her simple swept back updo. My eye has been on Dianna for some time now, and I am sure we can except her to be a style setter!

Who: Jayma Mays; What: Burberry; Why: Navy was the obvious trend on last night's carpet. While most stars made this trendy color look boring, Jayma did not. Instead she vamped her look up with blown out hair, an amazing textured gown (great choice on using Burberry!), and a great gold necklace. She simply looks gorgeous and so regal. Love!

Who: January Jones; What: Atelier Versace; Why: Most people will say this look deserves to be on the worst dressed list but I strongly disagree. January is one of the only celebs out there who takes fashion risks and keeps things interesting. Always a fan of Atelier Versace, she pulls out all the stops in a vibrant blue dress with fan like paneling and a shorten front hemline. Wind swept hair and edgy makeup brings this knockout look together. Thanks January for bringing the runway to the red carpet!

Who: Kristen Wiig; What: unknown; Why: This comedian usually fails when it comes to red carpet style but last night she looked so good. I love this almost safari animal print dress with ruffle shoulder details. The shape and the flow of this gown is so spot on and looks so amazing on Kristen's slim body. I also like her side parted up-do and metallic accessories as well. Black and white is so on trend right now, so good job Kristen. Keep it up!


Tuesday, August 24, 2010

2010 Creative Arts Emmys: HITS and MISSES


Kate Linder-You have to admit, for someone her age, Kate does have a nice figure. But she does her fab bod no service by wearing that tacky dress. The dress give her no shape, is too short, and is WAY over accessories with cheap looking jewels. Even though her bag and neck collar adds a something unique, I still feel no love for this look.

Lily Tomlin-Why on earth would anyone wear a long sleeve thick black gown to a summery event is beyond me. I don't care how old Ms.Tomlin is, she should at least show some skin or add some sparkle to a Emmy dress. Her look makes me feel depressed:(

Soyan An-For someone who designs for a living (SYTYCD, American Idol), you would think she'd know who to dress herself. Unfortunately in this case, Soyan's dress is ill fitting, poorly styles, and looks like a bad craft project. I know this is harsh but come on! A designer should know what look good, and this tacky ballerina meets Victorian doll monastery doesn't cut it.


Mel B.-This former Spice Girl and new reality show star has such a rockin body and she definitely shows it off nicely in this fitted black leather mini. The only thing that really bugs me is how she styles her look. I really dislike the housewife hair thing she has going on. She should have worn in down and wavy. Also the accessories don't work either. You can't tell in this pic, but she has doorknocker earrings on that just weigh her look down. And her clutch should've been a bright pop of color.

Jane Lynch-I give Jane (aka Sue Sylvester on Glee) props for at least trying this time around to look good on the red carpet. While her dress looks like a tinfoil lacy ice skater ensemble, it does show off her curves. Her hair and makeup is very simple and pretty, which suits this comedy actress well. Over all it's a good effort, and beats her character's tracksuits any day!

Christina Hendricks-I absolutely adore Christina and her curvaceous red carpet looks. She always look exceptional and so much like an old Hollywood actress. And she certainly does so again wearing my fav Project Runway Designer, Christian Siriano, and glamming it up with retro curls and bold lips. I just wish that this dress was made with a lighter fabric and in a different color, like a nice fuchsia or navy blue. On such a beautiful summer day, this gown must of been so hot.


Stana Katic-Although I don't know much about this star, I do know that I love her red carpet Emmy look. She was the only one who looked high fashion and trendy. I adore this flutter sleeve dress, its whimsical ruffle details, and its creamy white color. Her wispy free flowing hair and simple sultry makeup just bring this a-list look together. My eye is on this actress from now on.

Mary Kay Place-Some people may not like this causal short look, but for me personally I think it shows that she has style. The olive green color is so trendy right now, and I love how it looks like a two-piece dress. Her glossy cropped hair, simple makeup, and gold accessories add an element of chicness as well. So perfect for a summer red carpet event and so perfect for her age and body type. Well Done!

Miranda Cosgrove-Everything about this look I love! Miranda has such a petite frame, so a short fun mini like this is ideal for her and her age. The shimmer of her dress is light and whimsical without seeming too princessy and Disney; something stars her age should take note of. I also like that she kept her hair straight and easy and that her clutch brought out the sparkle in her dress. And look at those awesome heels! J'Adore head to toe:)


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

September Cover Wars

Best Cover Overall: Lady Gaga, Vanity Fair
Best Hair/Make-up: Emaily Blunt, Elle UK
Best Styling: Olga Scherer, Vogue Portugal
Best Concept: Constance Jablonksi, Vogue Germany
Worst Cover Model: Kim K., Allure
Most Unorginal/Copycat: Jen Aniston, Harper's Bazaar US
Most Plain: Cameron Diaz/Tom Cruise, Harper's Bazaar Japan
Best Model Face: Gisele Bundchen, Harper's Bazaar UK
Worst Styling: Julia Roberts, Elle US and Jessica Simpson, Lucky
Most Photoshopped: Essense, LOVE, Vogue US
Biggest Cover Theme: 50's Fashion (Flare, LOVE, Vogue Austrailia, Allure,
Harper's Bazaar Austrailia,

Model Overkill: Vogue China and W
Best Clean and Simple: Laura Linney, More
Best Close up shot:Dakota Fanning, Dazed
"Why this coverstar and look?": Victoria Justice (who??), Teen Vogue
Best Multiple Covers: Mary-Kate Oslen, Marie Claire
Worst Multiple Covers: i-D
Best Full length shot: Kate Moss, Vogue
Worst Full length: Katy Perry, Glamour UK
Most un-trendy cover: Jennifer Lopez, Glamour US
Worst Color Palette: Natasha Poly, Vogue Japan
Worst Verbal Layout: Jessica Alba, Cosmo
Worst Cover Overall: Lucky

(photo: Jezebel)

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Arresting Style: Court-Side Do's and Don'ts

If you ever happen to find yourself at court (here's hoping you don't unless you're a judge, jury or lawyer), remember these style tips below.


Don'ts: Formless dresses, stripes, bold prints, lingerie like tops, platforms, high fashion heels, white, capris or Bermudas, denim, sneaks, too much black, socks, sparkle and shine, hoops, loud jewelry, oversize sweaters


Do's: pencil skirts, ankle skinny pants, neutrals with pops of color, unexpected but subtle prints, simple jewelry, kitten heels, pretty flats, wrap dresses, colorful blouses, slim and short cardigans, structured handbags, cropped blazers, tie and ruffles tops, lots of texture

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Monday, August 9, 2010

Red Carpet: Teen Choice Awards 2010

In a night of a million Katy Perry outfit changes, these are the looks that stood out the most....good and bad.

"Best Dressed Guy"- Joshua Jackson
"Blah" Award- Chace Crawford

"Hot Mess/Bootie Overkill"- Emma Roberts
"Been there, Done that"- Kim Kardashian

"Work on top, Party on the bottom"- Megan Fox

"White Wash-Out/Worst Shoe"- Selena Gomez

"Too Simple??/Great Hair"- Ashley Greene

"Too Much Going On"- Leighton Meester

"Best 'OMG' Moment"- Lea Michele

"Best Dressed CHICk"- Kristen Bell


Monday, August 2, 2010

Style Star: Jessica Biel

Now Jessica Biel isn't particularly known for having an amazing sense of style, but these past couple of months promoting her movie, The A-Team, has given Jessica a fashion boost. She has a curvy yet toned physic, so I love how she doesn't go for the obvious body-hugging shapes that many other celebs with booties do (cough cough, Kim Kardashian). Instead Jess opts for demure and figure flattering looks that showcase her gorgeous face and long limbs. My favorite looks from her press and premiere tour are shown above. Keep it going Jess!