Aug
26
2013
1


Why Did You Wear That: MTV VMA’s (Very Much a Mess)

Katy Perry in Emanual Ungaro, Ellie Goulding, Becky G, Holland Roden in Naeem Khan

So, pretty much the VMA’s were the equivalent to the hangover I had from this weekend. And as a matter of fact, they actually made me want to drink more (Don’t worry, mom, I didn’t). For starters, when MTV hosts the Video Music Awards in Brooklyn, you know Brooklyn has lost all its “edge”- kind of like teen pregnancy and Lady Gaga. Guess it’s time to move back to the East Village, kids.

Speaking of Lady Gaga, who is apparently still making music, she started things off by impersonating her favorite internet meme: cat breading.

Don’t worry, she didn’t stay clothed for long. And not to be outdone, Miley Cyrus followed suit by also wearing some type of prosthetic panties for her performance with Robin Thicke, so I watched the rest of the show naked. We get it, Miley. You’re a bad girl. Side note: if Paula Patton knocked Miley upside her head for nuzzling her husband’s neck and teenage twerking, would that be considered child abuse?

No Pants, No Problem:

lady gaga vma mtv Lady Gaga in Prabal Gurung and in her panties

Miley Cyrus in Dolce & Gabbana and in her birthday suit

Things didn’t get much better from there or on the red carpet. I really have nothing good to report regarding the fashion from the evening… I mean, Rihanna skipped the red carpet altogether. There were, however, lots of leather clad children running amok. Perhaps this is where I show my age, because I had no idea who half of the individuals interviewed by Sway were (I don’t think he did either). I was actually shamed by two tweens the other night for not knowing who One Direction is. Noted, ladies. I wonder which 1D member stands to be the Justin Timberlake of ‘NSYNC. You see what happens to the others, guys… Dance harder.

From feathers and sequins, lots of leather, and more crop tops, stars left very little to the imagination. Even good girl, Selena Gomez, had an intentional wardrobe malfunction in her Atelier Versace. And what’s worse? Showing up for your big night wearing the same thing as someone else much like 2Chainz and Grimes did. I honestly, don’t know what could be more awkward than that …. oh, right… Taylor Swift’s dance moves.

Besties in Blue:

Taylor Swift in Herve Leger, Selena Gomez in Atelier Versace

Still Cropping Up:

mtv vmas 2013Shailene Woodley in Pucci, Jordin Sparks, Alicia Quarles

Songbirds…literally:

Ciara in Givenchy, Rita Ora in Alexandre Vauthier Couture

2Twinz:

mtv vmas 20132 Chainz in Versace, Grimes in Versace

Wonder What?

Sarah Hyland, Wonder Woman

Still More Modest than Miley:

Iggy Azalea in Emilio Pucci, Erin Wasson

If I decide not to reproduce, you can thank this year’s MTV Video Music Awards.

xx,

WhyDid

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May
15
2012
4


How To Tuesday: Gone Fishin’

fishtailThere really was no question what this week’s video would be after only two days of voting.  The fishtail braid was the overwhelming favorite from the start.  Luckily, I have a lot of experience in the department of fishtail braiding.  The first time I did a fishtail “how to”, the fine folks at Neihule Salon in Los Angeles were kind enough to walk us through.  I had never attempted to fishtail at that point in time and to be quite honest, I had lots of knots before getting the hang of it.  The fishtail, like many things in life, takes plenty of practice before perfecting.

celebrity fishtail braidSo, while you may not get the hang of it right away, I promise with a little bit of persistence, you’ll have it down pat.  Once you do, you’ll be amazed how simple it was all along.  I even find myself just idly fishtail braiding when bored.

xx,

WhyDid

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Feb
26
2012
4


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

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.

xx,

WhyDid

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Jan
15
2012
0


Why Did You Wear That: Let Me Blow Your Mind

Emma Stone in Lanvin, Reese Witherspoon in Zac Posen

I sort of have a love/hate relationship with award shows.  I always go into them hoping to see some of  Tinseltown’s most gorgeous gals wearing dresses that I can only dream of, but am left feeling ticked off about the stupid things that these ladies decided to don instead.  Another thing that really irks me is the sort of unspoken rule that you “must love” so and so’s dress because, well, she’s so and so!  It’s The Emperor’s New Clothes and I’m not buying it.  Before I even had a chance to tune in, my Twitter feed was blowing up with “ANGIE ANGIE ANGIE” and “REESE REESE REESE.”  So, I’m gonna go ahead and say it:  I didn’t like it.  Either one.

This year’s Golden Globes wasn’t all bad:  there were heartfelt speeches, good laughs, and some serious trends that you need to pay attention to:

  1. You need a headband.
  2. You need red lips.
  3. You need to invest in some Spanx for the sexy mermaid silhouettes that dominated.
  4. You need to stop using self tanner.  (I hope it was just the lighting or maybe a bad feed- but wow, was Hollywood orange!).

Here are my favorite looks from this year’s red carpet:
Charlize Theron in Dior, Nicole Kidman in Versace, Jessica Alba in Gucci Claire Danes in J. Mendel, Salma Hayek in Gucci, Evan Rachel Wood in Gucci

There were a few other honorable mentions by Shailene Woodley (Marchesa), Julie Bowen (Reem Acra), and Elle MacPhereson (Zac Posen), but again… nothing that blew. my. mind.  I hope this was just the ladies warming up for the rest of award season.  With access to the best designers and stylists in the world… I expect a little more.

Now hit the showers.

xx,
WhyDid

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