Why Did You Wear That: Hats Off To You

By |August 27th, 2012|Celebrity Style, Look for Less, Why Did You Wear That?|

hatsSummer may very well be on its way out, but that hasn’t stopped a few stylish celebrities from shielding themselves from the last bits of sun with their favorite headwear.  Whether they’re trying to be inconspicuous (yeah, right) or hide a bad hair day (dirty hairy), they all look quite chic from morning til midnight in everything from fedoras to a standard straw hat.

sophia bush style1. Mod Cloth Fedora-ble Hat, $17.99, 2. Rachel Zoe Devon Pintuck Dress, $450, 3. Alexander Wang Textured Leather Fold Over Clutch, $545, 4. Splendid Sanford Oxfords, $98

rumer willis style1. Juicy Couture Two Toned Cropped Fedora, $68, 2. Splendid Florence Striped Cotton Blend Top, $68, 3. Current/Elliot The Gam Shorts, $117.60, 4. Alexander Wang Distressed Leather Ankle Boots, $625

michelle williams style1. Brixton Louella Hat, $40, 2.  Cosabella Peacock Camisole, $121, 3. Velvet Bambi Native Pants, $108, 4. Matt Bernson Jack Strappy Flat Sandals, $72.50

Hats off to you, ladies!




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Why Did You Wear That: Wake Me Up When It’s Over

By |February 26th, 2012|Red Carpet Recap, Why Did You Wear That?|

meryl streep stacy keibler oscar dressesMeryl Streep in Lanvin, Stacy Keibler in Marchesa

As you are probably well aware, tonight marked the 84th Annual Academy Awards.  I tuned in a little late and then had to verify with my girlfriends that it wasn’t my tear swollen eyeballs or my many mimosas that left me (yet again) feeling totally underwhelmed and… yawn… bored with what was on the red carpet.  They assured me that, yes, everyone was playing it safe and leaving quite a bit of “wow” factor left to be desired.  Meryl Streep and Stacy Keebler both sparkled in gold and both took home a handsome man of her own (one being an Oscar…) making them the winners of the night in my book.  Perhaps all of Hollywood’s starlets and stylists need to hit the “reset” button because right now, it seems like it all has been done before.  I figured the ladies had been warming up all award season for “the Superbowl of fashion” but they too seem to have slipped into a slump.

It took me a while, but I’ve picked my top contenders.

best dressed oscars 2012Milla Jovovich in Elie Saab, Giuliana Rancic in Tony Ward, Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton, Kristen Wiig in J. Mendel

And with every red carpet, there is always a trend, whether good or bad, that prevails.  This evening’s was that of the more modest covered arm.  Everyone from Louise Roe to Melissa McCarthy was seen sporting this modern day Mormon style.  What?  Nobody got a Shake Weight for Christmas?  I want to like JLo’s and Berenice’s versions, but as for the rest… I think it’s a bit too demure… almost pilgrim like.  This is Hollywood, not Plymouth Rock.

oscars dresses with long sleeves(Top): Amara Miller in Valentino, Berenice Bejo in Elie Saab, Jennifer Lopez in Zuhair Murad (Bottom): Shailene Woodley in Valentino, Livia Giuggioli in Valentino, Anna Faris in Diane von Furstenberg 

Now this is where I’d normally present you with my worst dressed, but there was nothing even offensive enough to showcase here.  And it’s enough to bring on the waterworks again cause that’s my favorite part.  C’MON, ladies!!  Being unable to highlight the truly trifling just proves my point: it’s time to start taking some risks.  Better luck next year.



Why Did You Wear That: White Hot

By |January 25th, 2011|Celebrity Style, Why Did You Wear That?|

The weather outside is frightful (unless you live in Los Angeles), but there’s no need to stay curled up inside like a hermit or flip your shit like the abominable snowman.  Take a note from some very stylish celebs.  Wearing white after Labor Day is no longer a fashion faux pas.  Some of the sexiest starlets have been sporting winter white on all of the hottest red carpets.

So, before you reserve yourself to alpaca and shearling for the rest of the winter months, why not try out this winter’s most fiercely feminine color?  Be sure to pick something in a heavier (winter weight) fabric.  If you live somewhere especially frigid, look for long sleeves and pair your look with opaque or patterned tights.  For footwear? Add a dash of color or something shiny!

Top (L to R): Alexander Wang Ribbed Tank Dress, $545, Halston Heritage Short Dress, $490, Milly Sleeveless Jewel Neck Dress, $355, Reiss Nanette Zip Frill Dress, $310

Bottom (L to R): Indah Macrame Back Mini Dress, $154, Acne Dolphin Draped Silk Wrap Dress, $660, Lauren by Ralph Lauren Carrie Boatneck Dress, $129, Religion 3/4 Length Dress, $98




Golden Globes Recap: The Good, The Bad, and the Absurd.

By |January 17th, 2011|Red Carpet Recap|

I usually can not even read/watch most red carpet recaps because they tend to make my usually mild mannered easy going self turn into a screaming irate “I want to throw things” banshee.  This probably has a lot to do with the fact that most “critics” somehow are tied to certain celebs and designers, so rather than disturb the sleeping beast, they placate the ugliest of ugly with insincere flattery.  Well, if you are looking for an ass kissing review… I’m not your girl.  I don’t care how much I love a celeb or a designer (a-hem Christina Aguilera and Vera Wang) if your shit is whack, I’m going to say so.  Also, I appreciate people who march to the beat of their own drums, but wearing something to try to be “different” and “avant garde” usually works against you- especially when you’re known for wearing turtlenecks and Tory Burch flats.  Sometimes a killer silhouette with impeccable tailoring is much sexier than fringe, tassels, tulle, and the works.  Perhaps this is why I was one of four people I know who did not enjoy Black Swan.  Sorry, I don’t typically follow the masses.  So, with all that said, let’s get down to business.

I honestly have no idea who won which awards last night.  All I do know is that Anne Hathaway in Armani Prive wins my award for best dressed.  I mean, in case you haven’t already seen her sexy naked body in Love and Other Drugs… this is pretty close.  This dress is absolutely stunning on her and it is such a welcome change to her usual navy ballgown uniform without going too far outside the lines (aka her classic style).  I feel like Anne is finally coming into her own and embracing her womanly ways. Bravo, Ms. Zoe.

Another dress I really loved was the Alberta Ferretti gown that Jayma Mays donned.  I actually had no idea who she was, but thought that this is how a black gown should be done.  Also, if you are going to do any type of plunging neckline, Jayma has the right type of bust.  Pushing your girls up in a low cut dress (ahem, January) just looks totally tacky. We are here to see the Golden Globes… not your globes!

A lot of people were talking about Mila and Angie battling it out in the green game, but I have to say, I think Catherine Zeta Jones knocked it out of the park in her emerald Monique Lhuillier gown.  This is what Hollywood glamour is all about. She looks like a modern day Scarlett O’Hara.

I really don’t care how pretty Olivia Wilde is or how Tron did in the box office.  In this Marchesa gown, she looks like a drunk debutante.  I have seriously seen this dress in the window of Deb and Deb Plus or maybe down in the fashion district on Los Angeles Street.  I usually have nothing but kind words for Marchesa… but this? It’s a prom dress gone wrong.  And really, Olivia? Are you a can-can dancer?  You’dve been better off keeping those shoes hidden beneath the twenty tons of tulle you’re wearing.  I don’t care if they are Loubous…

Gosh… I was wondering where the hell my bath mat went.  Silly, silly Michelle Williams is wearing it!  What, you don’t believe that my bath mat is Valentino?

Let’s go ahead and make something clear: My hate for this frock has nothing to do with my distaste for Black Swan.  I think Natalie Portman was wonderful in the film despite it’s underdeveloped plotline.  However, in this Viktor and Rolf (with MATCHING SHOES AND BAG mind you), she looks like a grade A asshole.  I know that she’s with child, but that’s no excuse to drape yourself in a flesh colored sack (um, did you not see Jane Krakowski?).  I hate to be mean to a pregnant woman, but this look just did not work from head (her updo is lopsided) to toe. I need you, Ms. Portman, to get in touch with a stylist ASAP. You are far too fetching to show up to the Globes looking like this.

Looking forward to the Academy Awards… I hope the attire is less underwhelming than it was this go round.  Bring your A game, ladies!