Nov
24
2014
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Red Carpet Recap: American Snooze-ic Awards

fergie jlo iggy azalea american music awardsOh, sorry.  I just woke up.  I can only assume that my deep slumber was induced around the same time I slammed my hand to my forehead upon One Direction taking the stage to accept the award for Artist of the Year.  Either that or I had too much wine.  Maybe both.  In any case last night was the 42nd annual American Music Awards held at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles and hosted by a basically blacked out and slurring Pitbull (Mr. Worldwide, if you will).  While I look back on the evening, I can’t actually tell you who won or gush over any particular performance (except maybe Lorde’s), but there are a few key things I did deduce from the evening.  If you do not already own a leotard, get one.  Without a nary Beyonce, Miley, or Katy in the auditorium, there was no lack of spandex to be seen.  Also, J. Lo and Fergie made the message clear that the old guard hasn’t gone anywhere and a Pilates class sure doesn’t hurt.

As far as the red carpet, there were about fifteen “celebrities” who actually walked it, leaving my options for best, worst, and WTF very limited.  Black was the overall favorite for the evening and the ladies who donned the official color of New York, looked sleek, stunning, and sophisticated whether in long gowns or short shifts.  The skin showing of choice last night was most certainly the legs with sky high slits as well as micro minis.  Green, coral, a bit of navy, and peachy flesh tone were the favored hues worn by songstresses.  Rita Ora was pleasantly surprised to find out that she was the only one wearing a skin flattering yellow frock.

The favored hairstyle for the evening was soft tousled waves more often than not in buttery blonde.  Manicures were more like claws with long pointed tips not to be outdone by fingers covered in elaborate rings on multiple fingers.  Statement clutches and sky high heels finished off the ladies’ looks.

And we can’t forget the fellas.  Wyclef Jean and Imagine Dragons channeled their rocker style in tailored tees and leather, while Aloe Blacc spelled it out for us.  Nick Jonas’ suit made me feel even more awkward than his crotch grabbing Flaunt Magazine spread.  I quipped that I hoped 5 Seconds of Summer were also five seconds from a shower.  Magic looked like lost tourists who had wandered onto the red carpet after a tour of Hollywood Boulevard (rude!) and Sam Smith seemed to have forgotten his socks.

I wonder if Pitbull’s hangover is as bad as mine.

All But Basic Black:

american music awards red carpet black dressesCharlie XCX in Vivienne Westwood, Selena Gomez in Giorgio Armani, Fergie in Halston

jenny mccarthy amas red carpetMary J. Blige, Christina Milian, Jenny McCarthy in Cushnie et Ochs

 Little Babe Dress:

nicki minaj american music awards Nicki Minaj in Alexander Wang, Meghan Trainor in Ted Baker, Lauren Cohan in Blumarine

 Golden Coral:

jhene aiko american music awardsElizabeth Banks in Peter Pilotto, Julianne Hough in Zuhair Murad, Jhené Aiko in Alice + Olivia

 Flesh Take:

jennifer lopez red carpet american music awardsJennifer Lopez in Reem Acra, Selena Gomez, Morgan Stewart

Leggy Ladies:

kendall kylie jenner american music awardsKendall Jenner, Heidi Klum in Versace, Kylie Jenner in Alexandre Vauthier

Micro Trend:

becky g american music awardsBecky G, Lele Pons, Noah Cyrus

All That Glitters:

jordin sparks red carpet american music awardsJordin Sparks in Halston, Olivia Munn in Lanvin, Zendaya

Whatever Suits You:

iggy azalea american music awardsJessie J, Iggy Azalea, Gigi Hadid in Prabal Gurung

Ill Suited:

jonas neyo american music awardsNe-Yo in Anthony Franco, Ansel Elgort in Kent and Curwen, Nick Jonas in Armani

Male Order Babes:

imagine dragon american music awardsWyclef Jean, Imagine Dragons

 Leading Ladies ( DaBest):

taylor swift rita ora american music awardsKate Beckinsdale in Kaufman Franco, Rita Ora in Zac Posen, Taylor Swift in Michael Kors

Led Astray (Dafuq?):

worst dressed red carpet amaBleona Qereti, Frankie J. Grande, Diana Ross

xx,

WhyDid

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Nov
23
2014
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Why Did You Wear That: Mixed Media

red leather skirt plaidIf I had a dollar for every instance in which I stood affront my closet, mouth agape, and already a good thirty minutes late for an event, I wouldn’t be sitting here typing this because I’d be on my private jet being fed exotic fruits and sipping imported champagne on my way to French Polynesia.  Unfortunately, I have yet to execute that type of business wizardry, but I assume it might involve a webcam.  In any case, some of my best work has come the split second before I completely lose it, text that I can’t make it, and sit perched in front of my TV underwear clad eating pasta.  Because I have a hard time letting go of a lot of my clothes, there are times when I am pleasantly surprised by a piece that I’d just about forgotten I ever owned.  Much was the case when I re-discovered this red leather skirt sandwiched between something fringed and something asymmetric (that I should probably consider donating).  My auto instinct would be to pair it with a t-shirt- more likely than not white or grey, but this beaded tank caught my eye and I slid it on.  Because I’m allergic to looking too fussy, I topped it with a soft flannel shirt and found a perfect “uptown girl heads downtown.”

(Editor’s Note: let us all be aware that these photos were taken pre-Polar Vortex, but a pair of tights and heavier coat would keep you warm in this look).

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jacket: Andrew Marc, shirt: mom’s, similar by Kado here, tank: vintage, similar by Topshop here, skirt: vintage, similar by T by Alexander Wang here, bag: Balenciaga, shoes: ZIGI Soho, bralette: Victoria’s Secret, lipstick: Clinique Different Lipstick in Angel Red

xx,

WhyDid

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Nov
21
2014
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Nov
21
2014
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Why Did You Wear That: Just Add Plaid
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plaid is timeless patternPlaid is a print that seems to have no shelf life.  Often associated with being buttoned up, this year’s fixation with plaid has taken more of a downtown approach.  Much of this could be attributed to the 90’s resurgence and the popularity of flannel shirts whether worn oversized atop a tank or tied around one’s waist.  Rather than wear the print in the most obvious manner: skirts, shirts, and school uniforms, try popping some plaid into your look in an unexpected variation from your head in a hat to statement socks on your toes.

how to wear plaid1.  Bensimon Backpack, 2. DKNY Barbara Varsity Plaid Sneakers, 3. Eugenia Kim Tabea Turban, 4. Splendid Sling Longline Bra and Modal Ruched Back Panties, 5. GENETIC x Liberty Ross Plaid Mid Rise Skinny Jeans, 6. GAP Fitted Boyfriend Dot Gingham Shirt, 7. McQ Alexander McQueen Checked Wool Mini Skirt, 8. Milly Nicole Pant, 9. J. Crew Plaid Trouser Socks, 10. Markus Lupfer Plaid Canvas Slip On Sneakers, 11. Rag & Bone/JEAN Buffalo Check Tee, 12. Elizabeth and James Patti Quilted Plaid Jacket, 13. ONE by Rachel Antonoff Shock Proof Overall, 14. Sea Plaid Wrap Skirt, 15. Rag & Bone/JEAN The Skinny Repair Jeans, 16. Old Navy Plaid Flannel Shirt, 17.Matt Bernson Windsor Lace Up Booties

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WhyDid

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Nov
18
2014
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Why Did You Wear That: I’m All Ears
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celebrity ear cuffsWe’ve stacked bangles up to our elbows.  We’ve found new knuckles for the purpose of piling on rings.  We’ve even layered necklaces that rival Mr. T, but what about our ears? Have our poor little lobes been overlooked?  For a while it was all about hoops- from tiny spheres to doorknockers.  Then we moved on to chandeliers that threatened to ruin our posture with their sheer weight.  As of late, it seems there’s been no real trend except that of simplicity.  I stick to standard studs, the only type of studs in my life, unless we’re talking about wall hangings.  Recently, the ear has become a place of embellishment with elaborate ear cuffs and double sided earrings.  This look is fantastic for holiday updos or for a seriously side swept side part.  Keep the rest of your accessories fairly understated and ironically let your ears do all the talking.

ear cuffs

1. Amber Sceats Imitation Pearl Hook Earring and Stud Set,  2. Eddie Borgo Gold Plated Sandstone and Cubic Zirconia Earrings, 3. Gorjana Abbot Ear Climbers, 4.Finds + Vibe Harslof Gold Plated Earring, 5. Bauble Bar Stargirl Ear Adornment Set, 6.Ryan Storer Oxidized Silver Plated Swarovski Earring, 7. Bauble Bar Pavé Pearl 360 Studs, 8. Fallon Jewelry Sinead Pavé Pointed Pyramid Convertible Earrings, 9.Rosantica Gold Dipped Pearl Ear Cuff, 10.Maria Black D’arling Gold Plated Earring, 11.Ryan Storer Oxidized Silver Plated Swarovski Earring, 12. Jules Smith Americana Classic Earrings

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WhyDid

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