Red Carpet Recap: Grammy’s One on One

By |February 9th, 2015|Red Carpet Recap, Why Did You Wear That?|

The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Red CarpetTaylor Swift in Elie Saab, Sebastian (with dad, Wiz Khalifa)

Last night marked the 57th Annual Grammy Awards.  Everyone was there from Beyonce to Mary J. Blige.  Even Prince showed up clad in head to toe sequins to present an award along with delivering probably the most profound message of the evening, “Albums, like books and black lives, still matter.”  Taylor Swift and Kanye may have buried the hatchet, but Mr. West nearly disrupted Beck’s speech while accepting the award for Album of the Year.  He thought it belonged to Beyonce and clearly we just need to give him a seat on every voting panel to avoid further broadcast disruptions.  In any case, I’m not sure who even hosted last night’s awards, but I wasn’t really tuned into the show post red carpet arrivals.  I had pegged Ms. Swift as my favorite for the night- that is, until Wiz Khalifa’s son, Sebastian showed up.  Two of my favorites who I never thought I’d be calling elegant, were Miley Cyrus and Nicki Minaj.  Both tamed their usually outlandish looks for sleeker, more sophisticated styles.  As for the rest of the arrivals? I’ll let you be the judge as I kept having the strange sensation of deja vu.

beyonce jessie j grammysBeyonce in Proenza Schouler, Jessie J in Ralph and Russo

57th GRAMMY Awards - ArrivalsNicki Minaj in Tom Ford, Miley Cyrus in Alexandre Vauthier

anna kendrick gwen stefani grammysAnna Kendrick in Band of Outsiders, Gwen Stefani in Atelier Versace

rihanna grammysRihanna in Giambattista Valli, Princess Peach

maddona givenchy grammysMadonna in Givenchy, Matador on a Cell Phone

The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Red CarpetCharlie XCX, Creepy Rabbit

The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Red CarpetSia and Maddie Ziegler, Thing One and Thing Two

chrissy teigen ariana grande grammysChrissy Teigen in Emilio Pucci, Ariana Grande in Versace

jennifer hudson grammysJennifer Hudson in Tom Ford, Papertowels

lady gaga grammysLady Gaga in Brandon Maxwell, Christina Aguilera in Versace

kim kardashian grammysKim Kardashian in Jean Paul Gaultier, Blanche Devereaux

katy perry kelly osbourne grammys Kelly Osbourne in Christian Siriano, Katy Perry in Zuhair Murad

rita ora grammysRita Ora in Prada, Swarovski Encrusted Microphone



Beauty Buzz: Find the Light

By |December 18th, 2013|Beauty Buzz|

metallic eye makeupDuring the holidays and especially with New Year’s Eve quickly creeping ’round the corner, some of us look for ways to amp up our standard makeup routines for swanky evenings out on the town and special seasonal celebrations.  Some may opt for the classic statement making bold lip (good choice) and others go for the more “Golden Girl” approach (also a great choice).  But beauty beware: there is a big difference between glowing like the lights of Paris (the city, not the socialite) and glaring like the neon signs of Las Vegas.  Let’s keep glitter where it belongs: on art projects, Halloween costumes and strippers.  Strippers can wear glitter.

Come to think of it, a guy I was dating once showed up late one night after work, which should have been reason enough to dump him, but he was covered in glitter.  Seeing as he doesn’t work at a Michael’s craft store, he must have procured his shimmering accents somewhere.  Hanging out with another lady is bad enough but, hanging out with another lady who dons glitter is grounds for permanent exile.  But I digress…

To achieve a glowing holiday look, invest in a few beauty products with flecks not flakes of shimmer in them.  You could go for a dramatic foil for your lids, a metallic manicure or something as simple as adding some extra shine to your tresses.  Be sure not to go overboard with your gilded look though.  A gorgeous glow is one thing, but looking like a greased up walrus won’t get your dance card filled up any faster… if at all.

nye makeup1. Caudalie Divine Legs, 2. ELLIS FAAS Light, 3. Ulta Metallic Automatic Eyeliner, 4. Kevyn Aucoin Set of Four Loose Shimmer Shadows, 5. Philip B Oud Royal Forever Shine Shampoo, 6. Ilia Gold Box Illuminator and Lip Gloss, 7. Formula X for Sephora Sparklers in Light My Fire, 8. Illamasqua Liquid Metal Cream, 9. RMS Beauty Living Luminzer, 10. Stila Magnificent Metals Foil Finish Eyeshadow, 11.Leighton Denny Hynotic Nail Polish





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Why Did You Wear That: One Piece of Advice

By |June 11th, 2013|Why Did You Wear That?|

Often times, a one piece bathing suit is something that conjures up nostalgic thoughts of Annette Funicello the Big Kahuna, and well, the Golden Girls.  But the one piece has come a long way, baby.  Once the modest uniform of the swim team, the one piece has become sometimes sexier than your skimpiest of itsy bitsy bikinis.  With plunging v-necks, racy cutouts, and all but there backs, there is a one piece to enhance and disguise just about any figure.  So, whether you are simply parading poolside before a sunset swim (because the only downside of a singular suit is the tan lines) or you happen to be hiding a trouble spot, a one piece bathing suit is a must for every beach bound babe this summer.

Styling Tip: a one piece bathing suit doubles as a super chic body suit with jeans or denim shorts and heels for post pool dinner and dancing.

one piece swimsuits1. Tori Praver Cactus One Piece, 2. Peixoto T-Back One Piece, 3. Charlie by Matthew Zink Paulina Animal Print One Piece, 4. Lisa Maree The Poetic License Cutout Crochet Swimsuit, 5. Mara Hoffman Pow Wow Cutout One Piece, 6. Forever 21 Knotted Monokini, 7. Forever 21 Tribal Print Cutout One Piece, 8. Red Carter Rainbow Brights One Piece, 9. Alexander Wang Cutout One Piece, 10. Mikoh Santorini Swimsuit

One: not necessarily the loneliest number.




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Setting the Mood: Golden Girls

By |June 10th, 2013|Setting the Mood|

On more than one occasion, read every time we’re discussing another traumatizing date or ex from hell over cocktails, my girlfriends and I revisit the idea of just going in on a townhouse and becoming the modern day Golden Girls… about thirty years early.  Anyone who knows me well, knows that I fall asleep nearly every evening listening to the witty banter between Blanche, Rose, Dorothy and Sophia.  I can’t wait to be a Golden Girl.  And in that spirit, I’m not going to wait– and neither should you.

I’m not suggesting you run to the closest American Apparel and purchase every item in gold lamé.  Not even close.  I am, however, suggesting you bring out your inner golden glow by wearing it right where everyone can see it.  Add some shimmer to your summer beauty routine with these shiny solutions.

Nails, Inc. Crystaltastic Nails, NARS Body Glow, MAKEUP FOREVER Aqua Cream Eyeshadow, Guerlain L’or Radiance Concentrate with Pure Gold Makeup Base

Thank you for being a friend.



The List Volume LXXI

By |April 27th, 2012|The List|

greener grassYou know what they say, “The grass is always greener on the other side.”  I’d say this most commonly refers to relationships seeing as when we are in one, we’re curious about what else is out there.  When we aren’t in one, we’re desperately trying to settle down and settle in.  The upsides of being in a relationship are quite clear, but what about all the perks that come with rolling solo?  It’s not such a bad thing, after all.

Ten things that do NOT suck about being single:

  1. It’s very difficult to argue with yourself.  (Though it can be done).
  2. The toilet seat is always in the correct position and there’s no longer the chance of falling in during a middle of the night tinkle break.
  3. I don’t care.  I do what I want!
  4. You can watch whatever the hell you want (whenever you want).  Golden GirlsGossip Girls?  It’s your world, girl.
  5. Oh bikini waxes?  Sorry.
  6. Do you know how good it feels to stretch out horizontally across your bed?
  7. You are no longer at risk of morning sex.
  8. The only person’s shit you have to clean up is your own (okay, and maybe your dog’s).
  9. You will not get fat from eating things that boys like to eat.  Hello, Lean Cuisine!
  10. Girls’ night every night.

And while you may only be single temporarily, enjoy it.  Cause it’s only a matter of time before someone is crowding your space, stealing your covers, and breathing in your face.




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