Monday, January 30, 2012

CURRENTLY LOVING - MiH JACKET



I feel like I’m seeing this MiH Jeans jacket everywhere I look and I LOVE it! Do I say that too much? Jessica Alba wore this great MiH Jeans jacket the other week and it reminds me of this striped Nanette Lepore blazer that I’ve been lusting over for Spring but it’s a more casual, laid-back version! I really like the boxy fit of this jacket and the amazing pattern. Every time I see anything patterned that I like I always think of Jordana and this is definitely a Jordana jacket!


Elizabeth Olsen wearing the MiH jacket on the cover of asos.


This is the Nanette Lepore jacket. A lot more structured but still really cute. 

SAG AWARDS RECAP

BEST DRESSED


Emilia Clarke wore the most amazing white and black Chanel and was definitely my pick for Best Dressed of the night. This isn't a dress that many people would wear but it is stunning! And I might be a little biased because I'm obsessed with Game of Thrones right now and you know how I feel about Chanel...


Michelle Williams looked great in a red Valentino. I love the lace detailing and asymmetrical hem.


Emma Stone looked really pretty in Alexander McQueen. Her dress was young, fun and totally appropriate given she wasn't nominated.


Emily Blunt wore a stunning Oscar de la Renta. I love the colour, love the one shoulder and love the draping of this dress.


Rose Byrne wore a really awesome Elie Saab jumpsuit. She's super cool!


Zoe Saldana's Givenchy Haute Couture dress was beautiful but to be honest I didn't know if I loved the look when I first saw pictures of it. It was definitely a look that grew on me. And it's pretty fun that she's wearing a wife beater!


Amber Heard wore a great cut out Zac Posen. If January Jones wore this I probably would have hated it but I really like it on Amber. She's stunning!

BETTER THAN EXPECTED


Stacy Kiebler wore a black lace Marchesa and I thought she looked really pretty. The dress fits her beautifully. This is the first time I've actually liked anything she's worn...


Natalie Portman wore a really beautiful Giambattista Valli gown. I find her really annoying but I did like this dress. 


Julianna Margulies wore a Calvin Klein dress and all that I can really say is it was okay. I don't really like all the stuff though.

WORST DRESSED


Busy Phillips wore a hideous printed sun dress?!?! I couldn't be bothered to find out who designed it. I don't understand it and find it offensive...


Can you tell this girl is on TV? What is it with all the TV girls wanting to be princesses? I actually love the dress that Kaley Cuoco was wearing but it feels SO over-the-top for the SAG Awards.


Lea Michele looked so uncomfortable in this Versace dress. It's a great dress and I would have loved it on someone else but Lea always looks like she's trying SO HARD. It makes me uncomfortable.


Kristen Wiig wore a Balenciaga dress that would have been great on its own but combined with a black choker was horribly off the mark.


Sofia Vergara wore a fuschia Marchesa dress that I hated. I didn't like the colour on her and hated the detailing in the front. I usually love that Sofia always plays to her best assets but this dress is boring and doesn't do anything for me.


What was it with the Glee girls? I've only included images of Heather Morris and Lea Michele but the whole cast is on my worst dressed list. Heather Morris' weird black dress looks like it's cir qua 1980 from a Dominatrix wardrobe. Again, I couldn't be bothered to find out who made it because it's hideous.


Oh, Jolie! You really have the WORST style in Hollywood! Angelina wore a weird slinky black Jenny Packham dress that looks like something from The House of Elvira Collection. Except for when she was pregnant and walking the red carpet in Cannes I don't think I've ever liked anything that Angelina wears.

So what did you think? Did I leave out anyone that you really loved/hated?

Photos from People.com 

Sunday, January 29, 2012

RECENT PURCHASES - MAKEUP

I've made a few recent makeup purchases lately and thought I'd share. 


I picked up the Bobbi Brown Ultra Nude Eye Palette and eye shadow in Champagne Quartz. The flash makes these look a lot lighter than they really are. 


Here's a closer view of the Bobbi Brown Nude Palette. I've been using this palette for a week now and I like it but I'm not sure if I LOVE it. To be honest they're not very pigmented and the Metallic Eye Shadow barely goes on at all. I've always been a fan of Bobbi Brown blushes but have never used the eye shadows before. I'm thinking the pigment issue and the texture of the metallic eyeshadow is probably just an issue in this palette...


This is my Tom Ford haul. I am so in LOVE with his makeup line! I ordered lip gloss in Sugar Pink and Naked, the blush in Frantic Pink and Wicked and the lipstick in Spanish Pink and Blush Nude.


So I really LOVE the Sugar Pink lip gloss! It's the perfect 'Barbie' pink gloss that looks great on its own and can be layered on top of lipsticks. I also really love the yummy vanilla smell of these glosses. I'm not a huge fan of Naked right now though. It looks like a really nice nude/pink with a bit of shimmer in the bottle but on my lips it looks too milky. I have to try it with a few other things to see if it grows on me. Next up I'd love to try Rose Crush.


I'm a real fan of these blushes. The colour is really pigmented and goes on easily. I haven't really worn Frantic Pink alone (I usually layer it on top of another blush) but Wicked is the perfect pink blush for me.


I've posted about my love of these lipsticks before. Blush Nude is the BEST nude lipstick around. I usually put a light pink gloss on top and it's perfect. Spanish Pink is a really nice everyday pink. 

CURRENTLY LOVING

J. Crew has great statement jewellery. I've really been impressed over the last few years with the colourful, impact pieces they've come out with. I'm especially a fan of their necklaces. A great necklace can turn just about any outfit from drab to fab! Here are some of the statement necklaces I'm currently loving. 





Saturday, January 28, 2012

RECOMMENDATION: THE ROYAL TREATMENT


I've been using Oribe Royal Blowout for a few weeks now and I have to say I LOVE this product! I picked it up because I've heard really great things about it - its claim to fame is speeding up drying time  and strengthening hair but I was definitely skeptical. My hair is fine and already dries pretty quickly but this really does seem to help my hair dry quicker. I've always stayed away from using product in my hair because I find it weighs my hair down but this leaves my hair looking smoother and healthier without actually weighing it down. I picked this up at Holt's but it's also available online at Neiman Marcus.

CHANNELING AUDREY

I found this adorable sleep mask by Mimi A La Mode at Holt's last week. The eyelashes remind me of the one that Audrey Hepburn wore in Breakfast at Tiffany's. When I got home I looked up the Mimi A La Mode website and they have this mask in a million different colours (I want the blue!). So cute!


Sunday, January 22, 2012

STYLE SPOTLIGHT - RACHEL BILSON

Rachel Bilson wore this stunning Chanel dress to the Art of Elysium event the other week. This dress is so spectacular! The feathers, sequin and tulle are reminiscent of a costume from Swan Lake brought to life as the most beautiful, delicate and feminine dress. I LOVE!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

GOLDEN GLOBES ROUND UP

I think there may be some fights over this round up and my picks but here we go - let me know what you think:

BEST DRESSED #1: Charlize Theron in Dior. Seriously - how can anyone even try to compete with this?!?! She's a goddess and was born to wear haute couture

BEST DRESSED #2: Salma Hayek in Gucci. Salma has never looked better! This black and gold gucci is so glam. She's stunning!

BEST DRESSED #3: Nicole Kidman in an absolutely AMAZING Versace dress. I don't think she's looked this good since she wore her famous Dior to the Oscars when she was still with Tom. This dress is magnificent!

HONOURABLE MENTION #1: Reese Witherspoon looked stunning in Red. I know this one might be controversial because Samantha has already told me she thought she looked like a bloated cheap mermaid. I loved the dress and think Reese has never looked better. 

BEST BLACK: Julianne Moore in a black Chanel dress. I LOVE the green earrings and the black ruffled Chanel dress. STUNNING!

HONOURABLE MENTION #2: Helen Mirren is so lovely (I have no idea why I said she was Dame Judy last night)! It's unbelievable how beautiful she is in this Badgley Mischka. 

OTHER WINNERS: Jessica Alba looked amazing in this Gucci dress. I'm so envious of her body - she had a baby like 6 months ago!

OTHER WINNERS: Emma Stone in Lanvin. It's different and fun and I really like it. 

OTHER WINNERS: Sofia Vergara in peacock Vera Wang. She is stunning! 

OTHER WINNERS: Nicole Richie in a silver Julien Macdonald. She looks like a total bombshell!

MOST UNEXPECTED: Jessica Biel in a long sleeve Elie Saab gown. It's really unexpected but I like it. 99% of the time I hate what Jessica wears so this is a rare win. 

BEST SUPERMODEL: Elle Macpherson in a beige Zac Posen dress. Elle is so stunning she can do no wrong. 

 BEST DRESSED ALOOF: Rooney Mara in Nina Ricci. I love this dress. It's so beautiful but it's too bad that it's black. To be honest I find this girl really annoying and hate how she's trying to be 'in character' all the time but I can't deny how gorgeous the dress is. 

 BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT: Michelle Williams in Jason Wu. MEH! I don't dislike but I don't really like either. I'm indifferent and expected much better from her. 

BETTER THAN USUAL BUT STILL SUCKS: Angelina Jolie in Atelier Versace. I think this is a LOT better than what she normally wears on the red carpet but it's still BORING as hell and kind of sucks. 

BEST ROCK STAR: Madonna in Reem Acra. I think she looks lovely. The dress is beautiful and her hair/makeup looks fantastic. The weird glove is ridiculous though. 

MOST PREDICTABLE: Kate Beckinsale in a beige Roberto Cavalli dress that she's probably worn a dozen times on the red carpet. 

JUST NOT DOING IT FOR ME: Claire Daines in J. Mendell. Jordana is crazy about this dress but it isn't doing it for me. I like the detailing on the back but it's just BLAH for me.

ALMOST THERE: Evan Rachel Wood in a green peacock dress. I think the gown is stunning but something isn't completely winning me over...

SHOULD HAVE BEEN SO MUCH BETTER: Mila Kunis in Dior. In theory she should have looked stunning in this gorgeous Dior dress but I have to say this dress really isn't doing anything for her. It's really, really BLAH.

WORST SUPER MODEL: Heidi Klum in Calvin Klein. This is such a boring choice for Heidi. I love the necklace but the dress is not flattering at all. 

MOST DISAPPOINTING 'IT' GIRL: Zooey Deschanel in Prada. I really, really want to like this dress but it's not flattering on her. 

STUPIDEST DRESS: Dianna Agron in a hideous red cut out Giles swan dress. Dianna is really pretty but her style is ASS. So ugly!

 MOST CONTROVERSIAL: Sarah Michelle Gellar in Monique Lhuillier. I'm completely on the fence about this one. I really like that she took a risk and actually love the shape of the dress but I don't know if she really pulls it off... Saying that, I like it SO much better than a lot of the other boring dresses on the red carpet tonight. 

MOST MEH: George Clooney's girlfriend in a boring red dress. Stacey has the worst style. So BORING!

MOST OVERDRESSED: Piper Perabo in a giant Oscar de la Renta dress. I actually love this dress but it does feel a bit try hard. I don't think she's even nominated. 

EXPECTED SO MUCH MORE: Julianna Marguiles in Naeem Khan. She's so beautiful but I hate the colour of this dress and the cut. It's too matronly. I do really like the green earrings though. 

BIGGEST BORE: Natalie Portman in a horrible fuschia/red gown with a giant side bussle. So ugly and BORING!

MOST UNDERDRESSED & INAPPROPRIATE: Katharine McPhee in Donna Karan. Is she really wearing this on the red carpet for the Golden Globes? She's so underdressed it's offensive. 

 UNSURE: Laura Dern in green sequin Andrew Gn. I love the green but hate the belt. Overall a C-

WORST GREEN: Colin Firth's wife is wearing a dress made from recycled water bottles?!?! I admire her dedication to being green but that doesn't stop the dress from being really ugly!

MOST UNFLATTERING: Kate Winslet in Jenny Packman. This is such a boring dress and really unflattering! I expect much, much better from Kate.

 WORST DRESSED: Lea Michelle in Marchesa. Lesley thinks she looks like she's in Cirque du Soleil and I completely agree. This dress is painful to look at it's so hideous!

What do you think? Which choices do you agree/disagree with?
L
 

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