Why Did You Wear That: Don’t Be a SAG

By |January 27th, 2013|Celebrity Style, Red Carpet Recap|

Style Stars:

best dressed sag awards 2013Amanda Seyfried in Zac Posen, Anne Hathaway in Giambattista Valli, Jennifer Lawrence in Christian Dior

Judging by tonight’s Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG), I don’t watch enough TV… or at least I’m not watching the right TV shows… because I didn’t know who half of the people walking the red carpet were.  One would have thought that could have been easily cleared up by simply tuning into the red carpet pre-show interviews, but the opposite was true.  Somehow, E! left me ever more befuddled than before by presenting the most awkward interviews and time spent talking about dubstep, juggling, and making it rain.  This is probably the only time I’ve been left wondering, “Where’s Seacrest?”  While scouting for the night’s best dressed was more like a game of “Where’s Waldo?” watching the b-roll footage, I managed to identify the evening’s style stars, style stalls, and overall trends.

It’s clear that winners wear blue and while navy may not officially be the new black (which was still incredibly strong), it was the color that ruled the crimson carpet.  If you weren’t black and blue, you might have shimmered in metallics and if you were looking to punch things up, pink was the go to hue.

Blue Belles:

navy dresses best sag 2013 awardsGiuliana Rancic in Max Azria, Nicole Kidman in Vivienne Westwood, Busy Philips in Gabriela Cadena

Black Beauties:

black dresses sag awards 2013Amy Poehler in , Tina Fey in Oscar de la Renta, Kelly Osbourne in Jenny Packham

Shiny, Happy People:

sag 2013 red carpet metallic dressesNaomi Watts in Marchesa, Helen Hunt in Romona Keveza, Jennifer Garner in Oscar de la Renta, Katrina Bowden in Badgley Mischka

Pink Ladies:

sag awards 2013 pink dressesNina Dobrev in Elie Saab, Freida Pinto in Roland Mouret, Lea Michel in Valentino

Style Stalls:

jessica chastain julianne moore worst dressed sag awards 2013Jessica Chastain in Alexander McQueen, Julianne Moore in Chanel, Morena Baccarin in Basil Soda

Oh, I feel some of your salty stares right now, but I stand firm on my worst dressed choices.  It all (mostly) comes down to one simple thing: fit.  While Jessica Chastain proves a redhead can wear red on the red carpet, she looked more Jessica Rabbit than sexy starlet and unfortunately, that includes wearing a dress that is two sizes too small.  Remember, my friends, “wrinkles point to the problem areas.”  It pained me to include Julianne Moore because, to me, she is a classic beauty and remember she was one of my best dressed at the Golden Globes?  This slinky black and white Chanel, just skims a little too low– now I know these are the SAG awards, but the top of this dress simply makes her look, ahem, saggy.  As for Morena?  Two words: swamp thing.

Below, some SAG accredited starlets prove that black is not always a safe choice and not all trends need be followed.

black dresses sag awards 2013Julie Bowen , Claire Danes in Givenchy, Naya Rivera in Donna Karan

Two, Not Always Better than One:

bad dresses sag awards 2013January Jones in Prabal Gurung, Julianna Marguiles, Marion Cotillard in Christian Dior

Alright ladies and Seacrest, game faces on.  Oscars up next.



Why Did You Wear That: Pants Off, Dance Off

By |October 21st, 2012|Celebrity Style, Why Did You Wear That?|

erin heatherton bergdorfWelp, I guess we’re not wearing pants anymore.  Here’s the lovely Erin Heatherton at Bergdorf’s 111th Anniversary party… wearing (or not wearing) a Jason Wu creation (he’s pictured here with her).

Earlier this week, I posted this photo of Lea Michele on WhyDid’s Facebook page.  Also not wearing pants.  And earlier this year, the beautiful Beyonce was also seen wearing a pantless wonder at the Met Gala.  So, is this a thing now?  If so, I’ll dust off my leotards right now.  I’ve been looking for a good reason for a bikini wax.  You think Lady Gaga is laughing somewhere?  I mean, she started it.

Keep your pants on.



Why Did You Wear That: What a SAG

By |January 30th, 2012|Monday Mashup, Red Carpet Recap, Why Did You Wear That?|

To be honest… I was almost so uninspired that I didn’t even bother with a Red Carpet Recap for this year’s SAG Awards.  While the dresses are a bit better than when they started this award season with the People’s Choice Awards, I’m still waiting to be wowed.  Having just finished up the Paris couture shows, one would think there would have been a little bit more drama on the red carpet… On a positive note, there was nothing this time that truly offended me either… that much.  As we all know, there are only so many designers to go around, so I will now present you with the good, the bad and the debatable (where you’ll be the judge of who wore which designer best).

The Good:

Rose Byrne in Elie Saab, Kyra Sedgewick in Emilio Pucci, Emily Blunt in Oscar de la Renta, Regina King in Alberta Ferretti

The Bad:

Kaley Cuoco in Romona Keveza, Gretchen Mol in L’wren Scott, Kristen Wiig in Balenciaga, Zoe Saldana in Givenchy

The Debatable:

Angelina Jolie and Ashlee Simpson in Jenny Packham

Viola Davis and Sofia Vergara in Marchesa

Julie Bowen and Sarah Hyland in Temperley 

Jessica Chastain and Julianna Margulies in Calvin Klein

Alright ladies, it’s time to really step it up.  I can’t sit through another boring awards ceremony if you’re not willing to wear something wow-worthy.  I will pretend it didn’t even happen next time.  Just remember what Rooney’s dad said… the Oscar’s are your Superbowl.

 Hut, set, hike.



Why Did You Wear That: Power to the People

By |January 11th, 2012|Red Carpet Recap, Why Did You Wear That?|

Alright, so I didn’t actually watch the People’s Choice Awards because well… as Gawker best summarized… they suck.  However, I did go ahead and check out what the ladies were wearing on the red carpet.  (I needed to see whether the gals of Hollywood had better taste in attire than America does in television/movies).  And much like my senior highschool yearbook signatures, there were a few recurring themes.  While my yearbook’s themes were how much statistics sucked, my indecision over which college I would attend, and “I’m so glad we became friends,” the trends of this year’s People’s Choice Awards were the new nude, ongoing green, and leather and lace.  I’m on board with all three of these trends… though my patience is starting to grow thin with green.  Check out some of the highlights below.

Kaley Cuoco, Jennifer Morrison in Oscar de la Renta, Lea Michele in Marchesa, Miley Cyrus in David Koma

Kristen Bell in Valentino, Ashley Greene in DKNY

Nina Dobrev in Elie Saab, Emma Stone in Gucci, Chloe Moretz in Proenza Schouler, Whitney Cummings

So, who did you think was best (and worst) dressed?  We are the “people” afterall.



The List Volume LX

By |December 9th, 2011|The List|

The holidays and weeks leading up to them can really bring out the best in people.  More often than not though, it brings out the worst.  It seems like some of you completely forget what the season is all about and chuck your manners right out the window.  Get it together, people.

  1. Ugly Christmas sweater parties. This is kind of like an 80’s party to me.  Why do you want to purposefully look bad when there are so many other fun things you could be wearing?  Like sequins?
  2. Speaking of which… SantaCon.  You could traumatize a lot of little children.  Do you want to live with that kind of guilt?
  3. Fitted sheets.
  4. The Lea Michele/Ashton Kutcher rumors.  Ashton, if this is your rebound, we need to talk.  Have your people call my people.  You’re better than this.
  5. Jeffrey Campbell Lita boots.  I don’t care how you try and spin it.  These are ugly.  Not to mention likely to result in a sprained ankle.  And is looking like a clown on stilts really worth a hairline fracture? 
  6. Blue Christmas lights.
  7. The Post Office.  In general, but especially during the holiday rush.  I have better things to do with the next two hours of my life…. but I’ll wait.
  8. Lindsay Lohan’s “leaked” Playboy pictures.  The entire thing is a problem. 
  9. Bruised bananas.
  10. Regifted gifts.  If you don’t want it… what makes you think I would?

Image via Harriet the Spy