Jan
19
2014
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Red Carpet Recap: This Red Carpet Has Me Feeling Blue
Written by: WhyDid | Red Carpet Recap

best dressed sag awardsJennifer Lawrence in Dior , Lupito N’yongo in Gucci, Rita Moreno in Roberto Cavalli and Herve Leger jacket, Matthew McConaughey in Dolce & Gabbana and Camila Alves in vintage Donna Karan

Award season really threw me for a loop when it decided to have this year’s Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG) on a Saturday.  One can only assume it is because the Kardsashian season premiere is on Sunday.  Anyway, the stars showed up this evening looking to have a good time and perhaps take home a cute little statue.  It would appear that some of these stars clearly read WhyDid because they really stepped up their game from last week’s Golden Globes (ahem, Jennifer Lawrence).  Others were repeat offenders and some I have never heard of but was pleasantly surprised by their presence.  Within the first ten minutes of red carpet arrivals, I predicted a theme. Even though Giuliana may have (incorrectly) deemed the night that of this year’s Pantone color “radiant orchid” the color that truly reigned supreme was blue.  From royal to navy, startlets and stars wore this color like it was the new black.  Other trends that I picked up on were matching one’s jewels to the dresses.  Once considered a bit of a fashion faux pas, it actually looked incredibly fresh and I’m thinking that statement earrings are making a major comeback.  Luxe fabrics in jewel tones were also awfully popular.  In the beauty department, sleek deep side parts and bobs were the favorites for hair while very clean, polished makeup and matching eyeshadow to dresses was almost as popular as coordinated earrings.  Both Kelly Osbourne and Jennifer Lawrence coined new terms – SWASS (Sweaty Ass) and armpit vagina.  Giuliana may not know her Pantone shades, but she does know when she sees a potential love match like that of Jared Leto and Emilia Clarke.  Imagine those blue eyed babies.

But down to what really matters… who was the best (above) and who was the worst?  Eff it.  I’m going rogue.  I’m giving best dressed to two young starlets, an 82 year old icon, and one of Hollywood’s sexiest couples.  The worst… well, I never thought I’d hate a crop top or Julia Roberts, but I guess this is why they say, “never say never.”  While many loved Cate Blanchett’s pink Givenchy, I found it to look like a vagina, my father said he didn’t want to know what I meant by that but I told him anyway: pink and drapey.  As for Julie Bowen’s Carolina Herrera, I’m just wondering why she’s wearing a toolbelt.  Oprah wore “the color purple” and Sandra Bullock and Jane Krackowski gleamed in green.  Nudes, blush and soft greys were also ever present and for once I was totally wowed by something other than Sofia Vergara’s, er, personality in Donna Karan.

Blue Angels:

sag red carpetJulia Louis Dreyfus in Monique Lhuillier, Amy Adams in Antonio Berardi, Jennifer Garner in Max Mara, Morena Baccarin in Monique Lhuillier

sag awards red carpetKelly Osbourne in Zac Posen, Ariel Winter in Badgley Mischka, Cathy Griffin in Antonio Berardi, Anna Gunn in Monique Lhuillier

sag awards red carpetAnna Chlumsky in Sophie Theallet, Claire Danes in Vionnet, Mindy Kaling in David Meister, Julianne Nicholson in Philosphy

Nudist Colony:

sag awards red carpet 2014Elizabeth Rohm in Marchesa, Emilia Clarke in Calvin Klein, Laura Carmichael in Vionnet, Isla Fisher in Oscar de la Renta

Grey Ladies:

sofia vergara sag red carpetSofia Vergara in Donna Karan, Kaley Cuoco in Vera Wang, Malin Akerman in Naeem Kahn, Hannah Simone in Marchesa

Lightweights:

sag red carpet 2014Sarah Paulson in Rochas, Natalie Dormer in Marios Schwab, Gretchen Mol in J. Mendel, Sarah Hyland in Pamela Roland

Green Beans:

sag awards red carpetSandra Bullock in Lanvin, Jane Krakowski in Roland Mouret

“Radiant Orchid”:

oprah giuliana rancic sag awardsOprah Winfrey in Badgley Mischka, Giuliana Rancic in Basil Soda

Better Luck Next Time:

worst dressed sag awardsCate Blanchett in Givenchy, Kerry Washington in Prada, Julie Bowen in Carolina Herrera, Julia Roberts in Valentino

Hey Jared, if things don’t work out with Emila, call me.  Also, I need your colorist’s number. Thanks.

xx,

WhyDid

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Aug
26
2013
2


Why Did You Wear That: MTV VMA’s (Very Much a Mess)

Katy Perry in Emanual Ungaro, Ellie Goulding, Becky G, Holland Roden in Naeem Khan

So, pretty much the VMA’s were the equivalent to the hangover I had from this weekend. And as a matter of fact, they actually made me want to drink more (Don’t worry, mom, I didn’t). For starters, when MTV hosts the Video Music Awards in Brooklyn, you know Brooklyn has lost all its “edge”- kind of like teen pregnancy and Lady Gaga. Guess it’s time to move back to the East Village, kids.

Speaking of Lady Gaga, who is apparently still making music, she started things off by impersonating her favorite internet meme: cat breading.

Don’t worry, she didn’t stay clothed for long. And not to be outdone, Miley Cyrus followed suit by also wearing some type of prosthetic panties for her performance with Robin Thicke, so I watched the rest of the show naked. We get it, Miley. You’re a bad girl. Side note: if Paula Patton knocked Miley upside her head for nuzzling her husband’s neck and teenage twerking, would that be considered child abuse?

No Pants, No Problem:

lady gaga vma mtv Lady Gaga in Prabal Gurung and in her panties

Miley Cyrus in Dolce & Gabbana and in her birthday suit

Things didn’t get much better from there or on the red carpet. I really have nothing good to report regarding the fashion from the evening… I mean, Rihanna skipped the red carpet altogether. There were, however, lots of leather clad children running amok. Perhaps this is where I show my age, because I had no idea who half of the individuals interviewed by Sway were (I don’t think he did either). I was actually shamed by two tweens the other night for not knowing who One Direction is. Noted, ladies. I wonder which 1D member stands to be the Justin Timberlake of ‘NSYNC. You see what happens to the others, guys… Dance harder.

From feathers and sequins, lots of leather, and more crop tops, stars left very little to the imagination. Even good girl, Selena Gomez, had an intentional wardrobe malfunction in her Atelier Versace. And what’s worse? Showing up for your big night wearing the same thing as someone else much like 2Chainz and Grimes did. I honestly, don’t know what could be more awkward than that …. oh, right… Taylor Swift’s dance moves.

Besties in Blue:

Taylor Swift in Herve Leger, Selena Gomez in Atelier Versace

Still Cropping Up:

mtv vmas 2013Shailene Woodley in Pucci, Jordin Sparks, Alicia Quarles

Songbirds…literally:

Ciara in Givenchy, Rita Ora in Alexandre Vauthier Couture

2Twinz:

mtv vmas 20132 Chainz in Versace, Grimes in Versace

Wonder What?

Sarah Hyland, Wonder Woman

Still More Modest than Miley:

Iggy Azalea in Emilio Pucci, Erin Wasson

If I decide not to reproduce, you can thank this year’s MTV Video Music Awards.

xx,

WhyDid

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Apr
04
2013
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Why Did You Wear That: Suits, No Ties.
Written by: WhyDid | Why Did You Wear That?

You know what I love almost as much/more/I can’t decide than lingerie?  Swimsuits.  Know why?  ‘Cause it’s like underwear that you can wear in public.  Who doesn’t like beating the heat poolside wearing a barely there fashion statement?  And why else have you been going to the gym?  Oh right, for cardiovascular health, of course. Whatever, you totally do it to counterbalance those Girl Scout cookies.  You’re not fooling anyone.   Not that it matters because swimsuit season is upon us and you’re just going to have to come to terms with that.

This season’s swimwear is strongly reflective of spring trends. Colorblocking, graphic black and white, midriff tops, fringe, and cutouts are all staples for the catwalk as well as the boardwalk.  And while I still stand firm that less is more when it comes to bikini bottom coverage, there are cuts and shapes for all body types.

Be Bold in Black & White:

black and white bikinisRed Carter Glitter Bomb One Piece, Herve Leger Bandeau Bikini, Dolce & Gabbana Polka Dot Triangle Bikini, Norma Kamali Shane One Piece, Karla Colletto Stripe Monokini

Collect the Fringe Benefits:

fringed swimwear

Vitamin A Tulum Bikini Top and Bottoms, OndadeMar Fringed Triangle Bikini Top and Java Bikini Bottoms, Thayer Lace Up Bandeau Bikini Top and Brazilian Bikini Bottoms, L*Space Stardust Fringe One Piece, Luli Fama Cosita Buena Fringe Bikini Top and Wavy Bottoms

Get Crafy with Cut Outs:

cutout bikinis bathing suitsTori Praver Lili Bikini Top and Bottom, Agent Provocateur Kristie Braided Cutout Swimsuit, L*Space Sensual Solids Le Chic Bikini Top and Estella Bottom, T by Alexander Wang Bandeau Top and T Bikini Bottoms, Vitamin A Siren Wrap Bikini Top and Chloe Triple Braid Bikini Bottom

Go Long:

Zimmerman Clique Perforated BikiniMara Hoffman Rainbow Printed Bikini, Beach Riot Farrow Bikini Top and Bottom, MINKPINK Florence Frill Bikini Top and Bottom, Amore & Sorvete Belle Top and Bottoms

Block It Like It’s Hot:

colorblock bikinis Seea Leucadia Reversible Bikini Top and BottomDosMares Galena Bandeau Bikini, VPL Malaga Insertion Bikini Top and BottomShakuhachi Ultra Neon Colorblock Bikini, Marc by Marc Jacobs Pleated Maillot

Sorry, Timberlake, the only suit I will be wearing is that of the “swim” variety.

xx,

WhyDid

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Mar
05
2013
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Why Did You Wear That: Hats Off
Written by: WhyDid | Why Did You Wear That?

spring 2013 trend baseball hatIt’s happened to the best of us, the alarm goes off and you push snooze one too many times.  A can’t be missed last minute invite arrives.  You’ve got a lot of shhh to do and not a lot of time to do it.  Your hair is a real problem and a trip to Dry Bar just isn’t in your immediate future.  Fortunately for you, there’s a very stylish new way to cover up the grease that you’ve amassed on your scalp.  Enter the street style favorite of the season, the baseball cap.  You know the “hat trick” is one of my favorite dirty hairy disguises and finally there’s a fun new way to wear one.

Forget t-ball and cleats, the look is actually quite feminine when paired with skinny jeans or trousers and a semi tailored top.  Whether worn with heels, boots, or designer sneakers, remember to offset the tomboy tone with ladylike makeup, bouncy curls, and a pretty purse.  Who said fashion couldn’t be functional?

1. Flat Brim Baseball Hat, $14.99, 2. Diamond Brilliant Leather Cap, $49.99, 3. Brooks Brothers Wool Baseball Hat, $48, 4. Tie Dye Baseball Cap, $20.35

Hats off to you.

xx,

WhyDid

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May
18
2012
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The List Volume LXXIV
Written by: WhyDid | The List

life is hardIn all seriousness, it probably would have been easier to just write the list in its original form (all bad, all the time).  But I’ve made an effort to take a look on the bright side, so I managed to scrounge up equal parts happy as well as heinous.

  1. Men in sweatpants in public.  I don’t want to get too graphic here, but uh… it’s like the equivalent of a girl with no bra.  Catch what I’m saying?man in sweat pants
  2. Receiving emails like this.  When will men learn that this has the opposite of intended effect?name drop email
  3. “Fashion” segments on the Today show and the likes.  No wonder most of America look like assholes.
  4. Everyone who thinks he/she is going to get rich like a Zuckerberg by buying Facebook stock.  Please stop.
  5. Herve dress with Louis Vuitton bag and Louboutin heels.  Don’t be so obvious.  (J. Love Hewitt… ahem).

smiling cat

  1. Um… this guy. puppy in glasses
  2. Taking my grandma ice cream cones cause she’s decided that’s all she’s going to eat.
  3. Uh… Pittsburgh Dad.
  4. My new camera!  No more blurry photos! canon t3i rebel
  5. Berries for breakfast. berries and granola

xx,

WhyDid

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