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



The List Volume LXXXVI

By |January 25th, 2013|The List|

the fluI knew I’d eventually be reminded what the perks of living on the West Coast were.  This week was that time.  With temperatures in the pre-teens and a beast of a flu running rampant, I started to reassess my living situation (don’t worry, it’ll only last a week or so– it’s the flu talking).  I’ve been radio silent for the last couple of days because I’ve basically only made it out of bed to let my dog out and make another NyQuil cocktail.  So, even though influenza has become the “trendy excuse” for a brush off, I’m not really blowing you off, I’m actually sick.

  1. new york snowHaving the flu and being stuck in bed with nothing to do.
  2. People bailing last minute on your birthday.
  3. Below freezing temperatures.  When I can feel the bones in my face freezing, it’s too cold.  Looks like Kanye found a cure.
  4. Public urination.  I’m not talking about bums or campfires.  I’m talking about the young lady in a sequin skirt who couldn’t hold it til she got home.
  5. People who think your dreams are crazy.
  1. sunny los angelesPeople who are crazy enough to believe in their dreams.
  2. Having the people who matter celebrate your birthday with you.
  3. An apple cutter/corer/wedger.  Seriously, never an excuse to not eat an apple a day with one of these guys (mine’s a turtle).
  4. Having a dog for a live-in feet warmer (especially when you’re sick).
  5. Having the flu and not needing to make any excuses for not getting out of bed.

How many calories do you think coughing burns?



Weekend Playlist: Mad About You

By |March 10th, 2012|Weekend Playlist|

people i want to punch in the faceI try and practice an insane amount of self control.  And for the most part, I remain cool as a cucumber, but every now and then I just want to scream at people, dropkick inanimate objects, and punch the hell out of a pillow.  That is when it is truly necessary to have a playlist full of songs as angry as I am.  (A punching bag never hurt either).

workout playlist

Conveniently, this playlist doubles as a fantastic workout playlist… and everyone knows that looking good is the best revenge.



P.S. I do not in any way, shape, or form, condone violence (except against pillows).  There are far more clever ways to take out your frustrations.


Photo via Cory Pulliam

The List Volume LXVI

By |March 9th, 2012|The List|

bad tan lines

While I’ve sort of been living in a bubble for the past few weeks, watching only reruns of Sex and the City and drinking copious amounts of wine, that hasn’t stopped annoying things from popping up in my otherwise pleasant life.

  1. Having to put on a brave face when all you really want to do is hide under the covers.  For a year.
  2. Shaving.
  3. Forgetting why you stopped wearing a certain pair of shoes and then wearing them only to remember exactly why you stopped wearing them.
  4. Pork chops.
  5. Being completely and utterly blindsided.
  6. Realizing you are out of toilet paper when it’s just a little too late.
  7. Waking up in the middle of the night with the TV still on and hearing the Unsolved Mysteries theme song.
  8. The film on your teeth after eating Greek yogurt.  Feels like the next time you open your mouth it’s going to look like a sheet of Saran Wrap.
  9. Kanye West again showing at Paris Fashion Week.  If New York is good enough for Michael Kors, it should be (more than) good enough for you.
  10. Kony.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have some SATC to get back to.


The List Volume LXIII

By |January 6th, 2012|The List|

Just as time marches on, so do the lists.  You didn’t think that 2012 would be any less annoying than years past, did you?  With the onslaught of new reality TV, celebutards, and fashion delinquents, the best is yet to come.  Bring it on 2012!

  1. Bubble Lounge.  This may very well be one of the worst places in New York City.
  2. Rainboots in the airport.  Call me an optimist, but I think you, me and Terminal B are in the clear as far as rain showers are concerned. 
  3. Magazine covers that are so photoshopped I have to actually read the headlines to figure out who the covergirl is.
  4. People who post photos of other people who could look like them (with enough photo filters and if I squint my eyes) and pretend it’s them.  That’s just weird.
  5. Kanye West.  Just please stop talking… and tweeting.
  6. People who think they are funny.  Mostly because people who think they’re funny usually aren’t.
  7. Season 5 of Jersey Shore.  Seriously, are we still doing this?  Is there even anything left to smush?
  8. Can we stop speaking like valley girls and using abbreviations for everything?  OMG, that’s AMAZE, obvs!
  9. There are so many problems with this video (and yes, it’s for real).  First of which: muffins and cupcakes are not the same thing. (Thanks, Cat).
  10. ESPN commentators apparently need some geography lessons… not to mention some practice in current events seeing as they don’t know where West Virginia is, nor do they know who Michelle Obama is.  As a matter of fact, all on air media personalities should probably do their homework before speaking. Don’t just talk for the sake of talking.