Apr
10
2013
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Setting the Mood: Crashing Coachella
Written by: WhyDid | Setting the Mood

Every year, music fans flock to the desert to listen to their favorite bands and just cut loose.  This music filled phenomenon is called Coachella.  Now, for me, being subjected to large smelly, sweaty, intoxicated crowds is my worst nightmare realized.  I have a hard enough time navigating public transit.  However, there are some of you who live for these types of Woodstock wet dreams, so you’re going to need to dress the part.  Basically, this is your chance to live out your hippie boho dreams.

A few tips:

  • The dirtier/more careless you look, the better.  AKA: no shower, no problem.
  • Never use Paris Hilton as a style reference even though she continuously attends.
  • Pants are apparently optional.
  • Just please put on some shoes.

To be clear, not much has changed from last year.

Stela 9 Santiago Patchwork Backpack, Lovely Bird Biarritz Floppy Hat with Braid, Linda Farrow Metal and Watersnake Teashade Sunglasses, Acne The Pistol Brushed Leather Ankle Boots

I will not be seeing you there.

xx,

WhyDid

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Sep
05
2012
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Would You Wednesday: Claws Are Out

pointed nail trend 2012Nail art has fast become a girl’s way of expressing herself on the cheap.  Well, cheaper than a closet full of Lanvin.  Long gone are the days of the mundane Ballet Slippers and neutral nail.  We’ve graduate from glitter to full blown graphic designs.  But what happens when things go a little too far… as in too far from your cuticle?

celebrities pointy nail trendCelebrities from Beyonce to Fergie have been seen with nails that resemble those of Lee Press On’s gone rogue.  I was just hoping this would be one of those trends that catches on like wildfire in a rainstorm.  Sadly, it’s only gotten more popular and I’ve seen more than a few fashionistas walking around with sharpened claws.  As a matter of fact, the other day I saw a young lady with nails so long she could have retired her utensils and just speared her steak with her fingernails.  Better yet, they probably could have used her assistance back in the kitchen.  Here’s to hoping she doesn’t wear contact lenses and has an iPhone with Siri to transcribe her text messages.

Listen, I’m all for funky phalanges, but I’m worried girls are catty enough without claws.  What do you think of this extended trend?

xx,

WhyDid

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Feb
29
2012
3


Why Did You Wear That: Party Pants

celebrities wearing printed denimForget your party shoes, this spring it is going to be all about your party pants.  In addition to bright bold denim, designers have shifted focus from fancy tops to fabulous bottoms.  Whether you pick floral, ikat, or animal, be sure to pair your party pants with a simple top.  Wear ‘em during the day to bring some fun to ho hum errands or take ‘em for a spin around the dancefloor just after midnight.

printed denim1. 7 for All Mankind Second Skin Legging in Kauai Floral, $189 , 2. Michael Michael Kors Ikat Print Silk Blend Pants, $175, 3. DKNY Floral Slim Pants, $225, 4. Paige Denim Skyline Ankle Peg in Chello, $189, 5. Current/Elliot Leopard Print Skinny Jeans, $270, 6. 7 for All Mankind Second Skin Legging in Garden Party, $189 , 7. Paige Denim Skyline Ankle Peg in Somersault, $189, 8. Balmain 3/4 Length Shorts, $1,025, 9. J Brand Floral Cropped Skinny Jeans, $203 , 10.  AG Adriano Goldschmied Stilt Cigarette Leg Jeans, $185

Party on.

xx,

WhyDid

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Feb
12
2012
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Why Did You Wear That: Grammy Glory and Grammy Gross

You know, the Grammy’s always manage to get my blood boiling.  Whether Lady Gaga is showing up as an egg or Snooki just shows up, it seems like this particular award show just causes everyone to lose their darn minds.  This year was especially tragic due to the loss of the great Whitney Houston, and I expected a much more subdued, somber affair, but despite the abundance of (I suspect unintentional) black on the red carpet, it seems the night carried on as usual.

grammys black dresses 2012Oh- hey black dresses.  I know that we all think you can’t go wrong in a little black dress (LBD), but it would appear that’s not always the case.  Now, I know Rihanna’s Armani “collaboration” was a showstopper, but let’s be real, while not offensive, it’s also nothing that me or one of my sorority sisters didn’t don at one of our date parties.  This slinky low cut number left me less than impressed.  Anne V (beautiful arm candy to beau Adam Levine), proved that an LBD can be anything but tasteful.  We get it, your gorgeous.  Now please cover your crotch.  However, Gwyneth Paltrow wowed in this tasteful yet unexpected Stella Mc Cartney.  That, my friends, is how an LBD is done.

grammys 2012 best dressedWithout spending too much time on the red carpet (and my head and heart exploding), let’s just get down to business.  Three ladies who I thought stole the show, or at least the red carpet, were Taylor Swift in Zuhair Murad and an unlikely chic bun updo (let’s forget about her Yeehaw Junction performace), Jessie J in Julien Macdonald, and Kelly Rowland in Alberta Ferretti.  This is how you do elegant glamour.

grammys 2012 worst dressedAnd with the good must come the bad.  While I have to say that I was blown away by the color and the detail of Fergie’s Jean Paul Gaultier get up, I had no interest in her oversized granny panties or “Grammies” as they were coined.  It’s a bit age inappropriate (and eye inappropriate), but had she chosen nude, tonal, or metallic undergarments, I might have been slightly less offended.  Katy Perry just needs to cut it out with her crazy colored hair (this combination has me thinking she’s gunning for a Smurfs sequel), and this Elie Saab dress leaves me longing for that ridiculous light up number she sported.  The most offensive by far, however, was Nicki Minaj in Versace.  I don’t care if you showed up with the pope.  This look will have you saying Hail Mary’s from now until eternity.  Why don’t you and Gaga just have a “weird off” and see who can outdo each other once and for all.  Kind of like a dance off with clothes.

Nonetheless, the Grammy’s was full of fantastic performances and plenty of fun… and while my blood pressure may have peaked… I’m certain I will tune in again next year just to get another glimpse of crazy.

xx,

WhyDid

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Feb
04
2012
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Weekend Playlist: The Anti-Valentine
Written by: WhyDid | Weekend Playlist

anti valentines daySo, let’s say you’re not into the love fest that is Valentine’s Day.  Nothing wrong with that (and you are not alone, my friend).  Some of my most fun Valentine’s Days were not spent lamenting love, but cutting loose with friends instead.  Whether that included cupcakes and sappy rom-com’s at home or dancing on tables at Cipriani, a playlist was needed.  I found it much easier than expected to compile a list of songs that will have love as the furthest thing from your mind.

Not love songs playlist ex ex,

WhyDid

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