SAG 2011: Ladies Brought Their A-Game

By |January 31st, 2011|Red Carpet Recap|

Last night the brightest and most beautiful joined together to celebrate the 2011 Screen Actor’s Guild Awards.  I was tuned in and ready to scream at my TV screen as I watched the red carpet arrivals, but surprisingly, there was not much to be angry about (um, except for you Jane Lynch… wtf?).  All I can conclude from this is that these sexy starlets must be reading WhyDid.

Great Whites:

Let me be perfectly clear… I am not, by any means, saying that I love all of these dresses. I am merely pointing out how dead on I was with white being the new black.  While Winona looks like a crazy runaway bride, Natalie was absolutely breathtaking (not to mention she finally heeded my advice about embracing her baby bump).  The ladies in white looked like real life angels on the red carpet.

Hote Hues:

Nothing makes me happier than seeing young hot Hollywood embracing color.   From juicy tangerine shades, to shocking pinks, to spring’s hottest stripes, these ladies nailed it.  They took these saturated shades on with a vengeance.

Under the Sea:

From deep navy to patterned hues of green and blue, these ladies put the Little Mermaid to shame.  Each dress encompassed a different feeling, but all embraced beautiful ocean shades and flattered the ladies who dared to wear them.

Subtle Shades:

If you know anything about WhyDid, you know that I love shades that are slightly off white– bonus if they include a bit of shimmer.  Each of these lovely ladies embraced a bit of both.  I can’t help but wonder if the girls of Glee didn’t plan to look equally as stunning in these subtle hues.

While I was looking forward to some red carpet calamities, I’m now actually looking forward to the red carpet of the Academy Awards.



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!



Why Did You Eat That: Dinner and a Movie

By |December 7th, 2010|Los Angeles, Why Did You Eat That?|

Ah… the quintessential dinner and a movie date.  This is the oldest trick in the book… well, it’s not really a trick. Just pretty straight forward. Anyway, I was lucky enough to have not one, but two handsome gentlemen take me to dinner and a movie this past Saturday.  We dined at Soi 7 in downtown Los Angeles which is a pretty swanky Thai restaurant. I had only ordered take out from here, but was pleasantly surprised when we stopped to dine in. You can’t go wrong with the pad siew, chicken satay summer rolls, and panang chicken. They also have amazing Thai iced tea if you’re into that.

After dinner, we wanted to see a movie and took a group vote to see Black Swan (it was a toss up between that and Burlesque). I was a little skeptical of the Arclight in Hollywood on a Saturday night… apparently with good reason. While, we didn’t quite get to the theater on time to see Black Swan before it sold out, we did decide to stick around and watch Love and Other Drugs. (The next day we ventured out yet again to catch Black Swan so I spent more time at the movies in one weekend than I have in the past six months).

Love and Other Drugs was actually very good. I felt the tears coming in several different scenes. Anne Hathaway and Jake Gyllenhaal spend quite a bit of time on screen sans clothing. I’m willing to bet they saved a bundle on the wardrobe budget for this film. While on the other hand… Black Swan used over 250,000 Swarovski crystals on its costumes. I know people are talking “Oscar” for the film, but I hope it’s for the costume designers (Rodarte) because that’s about the only highlight of the film. Not even the lesbo makeout scene can save this one… I wouldn’t recommend the film, but I would sell my first born for that white gown Natalie wears to the opening gala.

Anyway, while waiting to enter the particular theater for our movie, we squeezed in some time for some serious people watching. Apparently, my commentary on the attire of movie goers was that of a news anchor during Monday Night Football. My companions remarked that this commentary needed to be “harnessed’ and next time they were going to mike me and film the scenery. The things that people wear to the movies is just totally baffling. I understand that quite a few of you are on dates, but your outfits… Let’s just break it down: you’re going to be sitting in a theater for at least 90 minutes- skin tight jeans are going to give you a yeast infection. That said, you should be wearing pants or some type of leg covering seeing as thousands (if not more) people have sat in that seat before you. So unless you are trying to encourage your date to cop a full frontal feel all while risking a case of crabs, I suggest covering up. Look casually cute by trying a look like the following:

Forever 21 Warm Knit Pom Hat, $6.80

Nation LTD Georgia Burnout Tunic, $98

T by Alexander Wang Knit Fitted Sweatpants, $113

YARNZ Feathers Cashmere Scarf, $169

Sam Edelman Vancouver Military Bootie, $199



Friday Frocks: Swan Song

By |December 3rd, 2010|Friday Frocks|

This may be one of my favorite Friday Frocks to date. I have a personal obsession with all things ballet related seeing as I was two pom-poms away from trading in college career for a blistered toed career of ballet (there’s a reason I love Center Stage). Needless to say, I can’t wait to see this movie (I’m aware it’s no Nutcracker).  So if you are looking to channel your inner inner prima ballerina, try on these frilly frocks. I don’t recommend losing the 20+ pounds that Mila and Natalie lost for the film, but slipping into something dainty will certainly have you feeling like doing pirouettes in your Loubous.

Vivienne Westwood Gold Label Taffeta and Tulle Gown, $3,017

J. Mendel Embellished Georgette Gown, $1,918

BCBG MAXAZRIA Ruffle Tulle One Shoulder Dress, $398

Sandro Rancon Silk and Tulle Dress, $395

Elizabeth and James Soma Ruched Dress, $267

White House Black Market Grey Tulle Soiree Dress, $188

BCBG MAXAZRIA Tutu Tank Dress, $168

ModCloth 4 Score and 7 Tiers Ago Dress, $53.99

Sound and Matter Sandy Holiday Dress, $25

curtain call…



Why Did You Wear That: Natalie Portman

By |November 26th, 2010|Celebrity Style|

Explain to me why a girl who is so young and so pretty insists on dressing like an out of work librarian? I get it. She’s not one of those Hollywood party girls. She’s smart- and I respect that, but that’s no reason to look double, or even triple her age. Recently, photos of her wearing only a thong were leaked on the internet. I have to say, it was the best I’ve ever seen her look.

Exhibits A, B, and C: