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REVIEW: At the Oscar’s

1 Mar

So, the breakdown of the worst and best dressed at the Oscar’s.  For kicks, let’s begin with the worst and work our way towards the best.  That way once we finish, our lives still have hopeful agendas.

Worst dressed:

    1. Cate Blanchett, in Givenchy Haute Couture
    I like the softness of the lavender, but sorry, I cannot agree with such an odd architecture and what could only be described as coral virally growing over the shoulders.
    2. Helena Bonham Carter
    3. Marisa Tomei, in Charles James Vintage
    4. Florence Welch, in Valentino Couture
    Florence Welch’s red carpet look wasn’t terrible but her unkempt hair and pale skin tone oversold Bohemian and indie chic, moreso than warranted by haute couture.
    5. Mandy Moore, in Monique Lhuillier
    The dress itself was beautiful and delicate, however she still managed to add quite a few years to her age.  These things are seemingly trivial when you have a dress like that, but they are crucial when it comes to the big picture.  Hair and accessories — that part in the middle and those oversized discs.

Now take a breath.  Best dressed:

    1. Hilary Swank, in Gucci Première
    Watching Hilary Swank make her stops on the red carpet then grace the stage took my breath away, in all honesty.  The design and the way it fell was perfect.
    2. Mila Kunis, in Elie Saab Haute Couture
    3. Jennifer Hudson, in Atelier Versace
    Recently, there hasn’t been a time when I didn’t comment on how fabulous she looked; she has undergone such an amazing transformation.  Here she continued to stun in a classic gown.  I adore the boldness of color, after all it is a prominent trend we’re seeing this spring.
    4. Halle Berry, in Marchesa
    5. Natalie Portman, in Rodarte
    In January I criticized Natalie for her faux pas at the Golden Globe’s, and it seemed as if she took my words into consideration donning a darker, jewel tone on a more matte material.  Though modest, she was still fashion-forward with a pair of fringe earrings — not too much, but the right amount.

REVIEW: At the Golden Globe’s

20 Jan

Let’s take a look at who wore what and fashion highlights of the event.

    1. Natalie Portman, in Viktor + Rolf
    Although lovely and sweet, the mommy-to-be made a poor choice with shiny, easy-wrinkle fabric. Light colors like pink are difficult to appear slim in; now combining textile and body shape, her spotlight for Best Actress in a Film Drama should have been one of slight embarrassment.
    2. Anne Hathaway, in Armani Privé
    When I first saw the structure of this dress, my thoughts immediately directed to Haus of Gaga. Considering Armani has designed exclusively for Lady Gaga, I wasn’t far off at all. Tall, slender, stunning!
    3. Annette Bening, in Tom Ford
    Tom Ford, enough said.
    4. January Jones, in Versace
    As the new face of Versace, the Mad Men starlette wowed the red carpet in this classy couture piece, a seductive twist on Roaring Twenties glamour.
    5. Emma Stone, in Calvin Klein Collection
    Simple and clean. A dress like this one would have been difficult to pull off, but it fell on Emma Stone’s frame perfectly.
    6. Olivia Wilde, in Marchesa
    [BEST DRESSED]
    Absolutely gorgeous.
    7. Christina Aguilera, in Zuhair Murad
    [WORST DRESSED]
    It was so sad to see Christina Aguilera do no justice for French designer Zuhair Murad. She took his elegance and rendered it trashy. To put it nicely, she may not be as thin as she once was, but she should have the common sense to wear a dress that fit at the very least; her cleavage was overflowing, and her curves were exaggerated, unflattering.
    8. Leighton Meester, in Burberry
    As much as I love Leighton Meester’s style on Gossip Girl, I must admit this Victorian England look was too old for her. The light, sheer fabric was wonderful, but the line and amount of it (covering) was meant for someone a decade older.
    9. Eva Longoria, in Zac Posen
    What break-up, what heartbreak? Eva looked absolutely fabulous in this sleek, black Zac Posen piece. The only personal commentary I can think of: “You go, girl!”
    10. Sandra Bullock, in Jenny Packham
    A few months ago I wrote a piece on up-and-coming British designer Jenny Packham and praised her for her use of textile and palette. The dress itself was beautiful, however Sandra Bullock donned it in a rather outdated bohemian fashion. This season’s forecast? Bohemia is now urban and haute.

Bonjour à nouveau, Dior!

10 Dec

Last night the 57th Street flagship boutique celebrated the re-opening of its doors after a five-month, Parisian-inspired makeover.  Among those in attendance: John Galliano as well as Natalie Portman for Miss Dior Chérie, Liv Tyler, Amy Adams, Delphine Arnault, Karolina Kurkova, Karlie Kloss, and Dree Hemingway.

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