Jan
15
2014
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Why Did or Why Don’t: Cuffing Season
Written by: WhyDid | Why Did or Why Don't?

celebrit ear cuffsI wasn’t even allowed to get my ears pierced until I was ten (double digits, ya’ll) and I had to get them done by our family doctor.  No joke.  As you can probably guess a second hole or the oh so trendy upper ear piercing was completely out of the question- although my mom did take me to get my belly button pierced by a guy wearing a t-shirt with a picture of a squirrel endowed with overgrown nuts on it.  When I was 18 or maybe 19, my best guy friend and I went and got our upper ears pierced.  As I typed that, I realized how absolutely ridiculous it sounds.  He’s married with a child now and I have the grown over scar of that stunt leftover.

So when celebrities started stepping out with extravagant ear wear (side note: ears are gnarly looking when not in context with the human head.  Ahem, Van Gogh), I wondered if we were going to start stacking our ears up with bling like we’ve done with our wrists and now fingers.  I mean, I guess it’s a good way to add sparkle without adding extra holes.  But is this trend destined to go the route of its distant cousin, the arm cuff?  You remember, that time we all thought it would be a great idea to cut off circulation to our biceps and in turn accentuate any and all upper arm flab.

ear cuff earrings1. Jacquie Aiche JA Ear Cuff with Chain, 2. Campbell Small Ear Cuff, 3. Bing Bang Baguette Spike Ear Cuff, 4. VICKISARGE Speakeasy Palladium Plated Swarovski Ear Cuff, 5. Genevieve Jones Teague Pave Ear Cuff, 6. Ryan Storer Rose Gold Plated Swarovski and Pearl Ear Cuff, 7. Kismet by Milka Zigzag Ear Cuff, 8. Maria Black D’arling Gold Plated Earring, 9. Pamela Love Feather Ear Cuff, 10. Sophie Bille Brahe Emma Deux 14 Karat Gold and Pearl Ear Cuff

So, ear cuffs: are we doing this?

xx,

WhyDid

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May
07
2013
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Red Carpet Recap: Requirements Were Met.

Julie Macklowe in Zang Toi, Zandra Rhodes, Madonna in Givenchy, Sarah Jessica Parker in Giles Deacon

Since 1948 the Metropolitan Museum of Art has hosted the Met Ball (also known as the Costume Institute Ball) to fete the opening of the fashion exhibit at the Costume Institute.  Every year, the event has a theme that attendees are encouraged to channel with their chosen attire.  This year’s theme was deemed Punk: Chaos to Couture and that got the fashion world in a bit of a tizzy.  A stripped down rock starting between 1974 and 1976 characterized by DIY principles and sub-culture rooted in anti-establishment and rebellious youth, would fashion’s elite really relate to the theme seeing as some of them hadn’t even been conceived when punk was present?  The red carpet proved to be a bit of a crap shoot, which was made especially apparent when Hailee Steinfeld referenced Avril Lavigne as “punk.”

Some ladies played it subtle by simply accessorizing with studded jewelery or faux-hawk coifs.  Dramatic dark smokey eyes and deep berry lips were also favored on the red carpet.  But the real stars of the red carpet were the women who really went for it.  Anne Hathaway went full blown blonde, SJP sported an exquisite mohawk headpiece by Philip Treacy, and Madonna said, “to hell with pants!” in Givenchy.  Rooney Mara, Nina Dobrev, and Minka Kelly were the perfect mesh of modern and punk embracing the look in sexy lace and smoldering makeup.  While Blake Lively, Taylor Swift, and Amanda Seyfried were stunning, they veered to the side of safe.  Which can’t be said for some like Coco in Emanuel Ungaro, a tie dyed Elle Fanning, and a seemingly confused Olsen twin.  And I’m left wondering if some of these ladies didn’t get the memo or are just party poopers who simply ignored the theme altogether.

So, who got punk and who got punk’d?

Perfectly Punk:

met gala 2013 red carpet best dressedDonatella Versace, Anne Hathaway in Valentino, Rooney Mara in Givenchy, Lauren Santo Domingo in Dolce & Gabbana, Minka Kelly in Carolina Herrera

Miranda Kerr in Michael Kors, Emma Watson in Prabal Gurung, Dakota Fanning in Rodarte, Carolyn Murphy in Nina Ricci, Allison Williams in Altuzarra

Punky Pants:

Kristen Stewart in Stella McCartney, Nina Dobrev in Monique Lhuillier, Jaime King in TopShop, Jessica Biel in Giambattista Valli

How Supermodels Do Punk:

Karolina Kurkova in Mary Katrantzou, Gisele Bundchen in Anthony Vaccarello, Anja Rubik in Anthony Vaccarello, Cara Delevigne in Burberry, Brooklyn Decker in Peter Pilotto

Punk Princesses:

Julianne Hough in TopShop, Taylor Swift in J. Mendel, Blake Lively in Gucci, Gwen Stefani in Maison Martin Margiela, Amanda Seyfried in vintage Givenchy

Pretty, but not Punk:

Gwyneth Paltrow in Valentino, Anna Wintour in Chanel, Kate Upton in Diane von Furstenberg, Kate Beckinsdale in Alberta Ferretti, Heidi Klum in Marchesa

 Pieces of Punk:

Jaime King, Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Lawrence

Emmy Rossum, Sienna Miller, Jessica Alba

You’ve Been Punk’d:

Ashley Olsen in Dior, Elle Fanning in Rodarte, Miley Cyrus in Marc Jacobs, Nicole Richie in TopShop, Nora Zehetner in Marchesa

Coco Rocha in Emanuel Ungaro, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Gucci, Christina Ricci in Vivienne Westwood, Beyonce in Givenchy

Who were your favorites?

xx,

WhyDid

 

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Jan
31
2012
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Why Did You Wear That: A Sneaking Suspicion

Maybe you aren’t the ballet flat type of gal, but your tired feet need a bit of a vacation from the daily torture and masochism of skyscraper stilettos.  No longer for athletes and hip hop moguls alone, the designer sneaker is having a major moment right now.  So rather than the dainty flats you’re used to, you can now slip into something more comfortable that is actually stylish (and they’re not Uggs).  I’m also not talking about white sneakers and tights like those of the commuting professional.  That will never be okay with me.  These chic designer sneaks are the answer to your poor aching feet and they are sure to thank you for it… maybe not your wallet, but definitely your feet.

1. Lanvin Diamond Print Canvas and Leather High Top Sneakers, $775, 2. Miu Miu Anthracite Glitter Studded Cap Toe Hi Top Sneakers, $396, 3. Isabel Marant Betty Leather and Suede Sneakers, $680, 4. Converse Leather Sequin High Tops, $90, 5. Nike Dunk High Casual Shoes, $81.99, 6. Pierre Hardy Metallic Leather High Top Sneakers, $650, 7. DSQUARED2 High Top Sneakers, $348, 8. Miu Miu Patent Leather High Top Sneakers, $495, 9. Christian Louboutin Louis Jeweled Sneaker, $2,395, 10. Giuseppe Zanotti Studded Metallic Leather Sneakers, $850

 

xx,

WhyDid

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Dec
09
2011
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Friday Frocks: Queen of Bling

What’s that you say?  You love looking like a human disco ball?  Well, aren’t you in luck.  Today’s Friday Frocks is for all my fellow blingophiles (yeah, I just made that up. So what?).  If just simple sparkly accessories won’t cut it, yet you aren’t quite comfortable with prancing down the runway in a $2.5M bra like Miranda Kerr, then I’ve got several other sequin covered creations that may very well be right up your alley.

1. French Connection Samantha Sequin Dress, $298, 2.Balmain Silk Stripe Sequin Dress, $4,765, 3. Vintage 90′s High Slit Sequin Dress, $219, 4. Antik Batik Magenta Sequin Dress, $427, 5. Kensie Sequin Dress, $88, 6. Lipsy Shift Dress, $136.35, 7. Rachel Zoe One Sleeve Sequin Dress, $295, 8. Matthew Williamson Liquid Sequin Dress, $3,062, 9. French Connection Lucinda Sequin Dress, $248, 10. TFNC Sequin Dress, $99.99

Remember not to accessorize your blingy dress with more blingy accessories.  This is and “either/or” situation.  I’ll let you and Marilyn fight it out for the title of “Queen of Bling.”

xx,

WhyDid

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Nov
13
2011
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Why Did You Wear That: Trail Blazers

You may only associate the blazer as a piece of clothing worn by uptight businessmen and those ladies who wear white sneakers on their commute to work, but I’d like to let you in on a little style secret.  The blazer is far less boring and uptight than you think it is.  As a matter of fact, a blazer can go great for a laid back weekend running errands or a night out on the town with your girlfriends.  Check out how Heidi, Miranda, and Blake all incorporated this style staple into their wardrobes this week:

1. Forever 21 Open Front Blazer, $28.90, 2. Genetic Denim The Shane Skinny Jeans, $69.74, 3. Charlotte Russe Raised Knit Beret, $9.50, 4. bebe 2b Multicolor Zebra Scarf, $15.95, 5. Nike Air Jordan Alpha 1 iD

1. BCBG Black Woven Stretch Kana Boyfriend Blazer, $125, 2. American Apparel Unisex Fine Jersey Short Sleeve T-shirt, $18, 3. Free People Rocker Vegan Leather Shorts, $98, 4. Forever 21 Sunglasses, $5.80, 5. The Limited Sheer Tights, $16.90, 6. BCBG Falla Buckle Ankle Boots, $142.49

1. Forever 21 Cropped Front Drape Blazer, $29.80, 2. Charlotte Russe Mesh Cutout Bodycon Dress, $29.99, 3. Kate Spade Mint Julep Ring, $78, 4. Topshop Black 120 Denier Opaque Tights, $16, 5. Vince Camuto Jordy Bootie, $139

Time to take the blazer from the cubicle to the cluuuuuurb.

xx,

WhyDid

 

 

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