Tuesday, January 31, 2012
If you're anything like me, I'm sure you check my blog about 12 times a day, (I'm mostly checking to make sure I don't have any spelling or grammar mistakes and as of late, I'm looking for mah haters. Oh gosh. You're allowed to hate me for that one.) so I'm sure you noticed that I have a new header! Oh the little things in life, no? My sweet little Ali friend is quite talented. That's all. It's so cute, I love it. And my sweet little friend Ali.
Oh no. Back in November I had kind of a dramatic rant about a black lace Emilio Pucci dress being worn 4 times within a few months. First it was Jessica Chastain at the Met Gala, then it was Freida Pinto on the cover of InStyle UK's September 2011 issue, then it was Alexa Chung at the opening of the Pucci boutique on Saks Fifth Avenue in November and then Kris Jenner wore it the next day on the "Today" show. Then today I find that Tina Kandelaki (I don't know either.) is wearing the same dress on the February 2012 cover of InStyle Russia. I mean, a fashion repeat is bad enough when it's worn twice, but FIVE times. I can't. There are just SO many beautiful dresses out there, why wear the same one five times. You know?
YOU. GUYS. Vanity Fair has released their 2012 Hollywood Cover. The March issue features the "fresh young " actresses of the year. This is the happiest I've been over a magazine cover in awhile. I love this for a number of reasons. And those reasons are as follows: 1. Jessica Chastain is on the cover cover, not the foldout cover. 2. PASTELS. 3. There is a 20s and 30s theme. It's like Vanity Fair looked straight into my heart. 4. Mario Testino photographed this. 5. This just means the Oscars are coming. 6. Jessica Chastain. Again.
L to R: Rooney Mara, Mia Wasikowska, Jennifer Lawrence, Jessica Chastain, Elizabeth Olsen, Adepero Oduye, Shailene Woodley (I didn't even recognize her, by the way.), Paula Patton (Who looks like a less cute version of Princess Leia.), Felicity Jones, Lily Collins (Her dress and feather situation may or may not be my favorite.) and Brit Marling.
I admit. I love "Pretty Little Liars" more than I probably should. If you watch, I have theories. We should discuss. Also, if you follow me on Twitter (Shameless self-promotion, what's up?) then you know that come Mondays, I live Tweet about the show. ANYWAY, usually I am pretty okay with the outfits but for some reason last night's episode was full of unfortunate things. For example, Spencer Hastings (The (usually) gorgeous Troian Bellisario) wore a very hideous hat. It looked as though she just stepped out of an old episode of "Lizzie McGuire." Now, I love me some Lizzie, but it's 2012, Troian. Get real. It's just so, so ugly, you guys. And she usually has the best clothes, so I don't even know. Yes, I realize (spoiler alert) that she's going through some heartbreak, but still. Pull yourself together girl. Pull your ish together.
Monday, January 30, 2012
AH. The SAG (Screen Actor's Guild) Awards were last night and while I didn't have a chance to watch them (yet) I did pour over the arrival pictures for about 2 hours combined. I was at dinner and I even interrupted a group of people in the booth behind me to reveal the winners. I'm an actual awards show monster. I don't want to talk about it. Only, I really do. It may come to you as no surprise that Jessica Chastain, Stacy Keibler and Emma Stone were best dressed. But unfortunately, I have to talk about the not so best dressed too. It's only fair. Making us look at their unfortunate clothing is unfair, but whatevs.
Jessica Chastain looked stunning in this Calvin Klein gown. She has redeemed herself. Yes, again. I hate when I hate her outfits, but I absolutely love this. And the color looks fantastic on her. Oh, so perfect. I have such high hopes for the Oscars, Jessica. I know you can do it.
Also, let's talk about these Harry Winston earrings. Amazing.
I love Emma Stone's custom Alexander McQueen dress. I'm also a little bit in love with her Alexander McQueen clutch. This is just lovely.
Stacy Keibler looked stunning (AGAIN) in this Marchesa gown. And while I don't like talking about weight, she looks awfully skinny which is unfortunate considering I want them to make pretty babies together. Maybe, just maybe, it will happen.
I love absolutely every single thing about this picture. I want Tina Fey and Jane Krakowski to do a joint adoption with me. That's a thing right? I think. Nay, I hope. While Tina's vintage Versace dress is growing on me, I don't think I like Jane's Antonio Berardi dress.
Viola Davis looked stunning last night in this Marchesa gown. It looks so good on her. So good, you guys.
I want to love Michelle Williams' Valentino dress, but I don't think I do. However, I do appreciate the whole "Michelle Williams is Wearing Color" thing.
I am not even judging this based off the fact that I hate "Glee" now, but Heather Morris' Masai Payan dress is heinous. Absolutely awful. It looks like it ripped on the way to the show but she just liked how rugged it looked and went with it. I really don't like it.
Julie Bowen looked so great at the Golden Globes a few weeks ago, but I am finding it very difficult to love this Temperley dress. I don't like the wings on the back. It's just kind of frumpy and I know she has the potential to be so great.
Jenna Fischer looked quite frumpy in this Max Azria Atelier dress. I can't even try to find something I like because it's all really unfortunate.
Of course Sofia Vergara looked stunning in a curve hugging Marchesa gown. Gosh.
As much as I would like to love Zoe Saldana's Givenchy gown, I don't. I don't love it at all.
I don't really like Kaley Cuoco's Romona Keveza dress. While I do love the mint green shade, I don't love the styling and it's just not wowing me. Hmph.
Katrina Bowden, who got engaged last night, by the way (VERY smart on her fiance's behalf. I'm impressed. I'm going to request in advance that either Leonardo DiCaprio or Ryan Gosling do the same. Except I want to get engaged before the Oscars. The night before the Oscars, preferably. That would be incredible.) looked gorgeous in this Amsale dress. It's very bridal, which I do like in this case.
I don't really like Emily Blunt's Oscar de la Renta gown. I want to, believe you me, but I can't. Also, her hair looks weird which is a bummer because last time I checked, which was quite recently, she had really pretty hair. A shame, such a shame.
I kind of like Judy Greer's dress in a "That's a cute wedding dress 16 years ago" kind of way.
This is very sad. I really don't like L'Wren Scott dress. When I first saw a close up, from the chest up, I legitimately thought it was a bathing suit. Like, maybe she was like "Eff you SAG Awards. This is what you get when you don't nominate me." I'm even upset for her, but there's nothing I can do. Yet.
OH NO. Lea. Michele. I am being as dramatic, and serious (Yes, both at the same time), and I can when I say that this is just TOO much. Too much. The slit in this Versace slit is too severe for the SAG Awards. And the way she is posing and purposely holding the slit back is just dumb. I am usually head-over-heels for her red carpet looks, but this I cannot handle.
First off, let's talk about how much I loved "The Artist." Like, I really loved it. If you haven't seen it, finish reading this and then go see it. Seriously. I don't really love Berenice Bejo's Ralph Lauren Collection dress though. It's just bland and the necklace is just out of place. Right? Right.
I don't understand any of what is going on here. I love Kristen Wiig, I do, but I don't understand why "Bridesmaids" was nominated for anything (To be honest, I didn't love it as much as everyone did. I get it. Women are funny. Okay.) and I also don't understand why she wore a Fred Leighton choker. I hate chokers. I hate them. Nay, I loathe them. Ugh. They are so awful. And her Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquiere dress is just whatever. I am holding a grudge.
Bleh. Angelina Jolie is not shutting it down in a good way. I need her to shut this down forever. And also, her hair? No.
Oh Miley. This is not okay. This is not okay one bit. BUT at least it's not a see-thru white t-shirt. She's been favoring those sans a bra recently. I don't even. She's also been licking cakes shaped like male, um, parts? Miley, you do know how to keep us entertained. Entertained, judgmental, it's pretty much the same thing.
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Much against my will, I have come to really love Shailene Woodley in the past couple months. I only say "much against my will" because I've seen that show on ABC Family about her getting knocked up in high school and it's pretty bad. But I heard she wants to get off it, thank goodness, and I respect her even more. I'm also really sad that she wasn't nominated for an Oscar. Because I saw "The Descendants" and bawled my little eyes out. She was great. I still have to talk to the Academy about that one. Anyway, she came out last night to the Directors Guild of America Awards looking gorgeous. I love the styling, I love her hair and I love the dress. I just wish it had a nude lining. OH how I wish it had a nude lining. It appears to have pockets (Which I just love by the way. If I'm on the fence about a dress and then realize it has pockets, that's a done deal. It's so wonderful.) and with a nude lining, that wouldn't be so obvious. But despite the weird lining, I kind of love this. And her. Darn it.
One of my favorites, Jessica Stam, graces not one but two covers for the March issue of Harper's Bazaar Australia. I personally like both of them. But if I had to choose a favorite, it'd be the second. I'm a little in love with this whole Prada look. (Although I'm not super impressed with the captions "Jessica Stam Wears Louis Vuitton" and "Jessica Stam Wears Prada." Like, okay. We get it). I must say, I am VERY pleased with how these turned out though. They are the most spring-y covers I've seen thus far. I know I can count on the foreign magazines to grab (and keep) my attention. Also, I think I am really ready and excited for Spring.
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Oh no. The curse of Nicole Kidman has struck once again. She came out to the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards last night to be a presenter. I mean, I'm always confused as to why she is anywhere, but she is Australian and this awards show was Australian, so yes? That logic makes sense in my head. Anyway, I'm really here to talk about her dress. We haven't had a fashion repeat in weeks, but alas, Nicole "Why Is She There?" Kidman wore the same Collette Dinnigan dress that Rachel McAdams wore a mere 9 days ago. I mean, Nicole, if you're going to show up randomly somewhere, at least show up in something new. My goodness. All sassiness aside, I do still really love the dress. Yes, on both of them. Geez, I'm not a monster.
Friday, January 27, 2012
Blake Lively came out to support Jason Wu for his Jason Wu for Target Launch Party in his designs, naturally. She wore an altered version of one of his Spring 2012 dresses and later posed for a few pictures in one of his Target pieces. I kind of really like this, although I feel like this dress is similar to something she wore recently. Or am I just crazy? Hopefully the latter. Also, I am really extremely excited for the launch of this collection. It's so soon, you guys!! And plus, any reason to go to Target is exciting.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
JcPenney decided it was a good idea to change their logo after about 110 years of business. I don't love it. I understand (and respect) the whole "All American" thing going on, but at the same time it is so ridiculously boring and bland. As my friend pointed out, "It's so nineties." I guess it's better than that one time Gap changed their logo for 2 hours.
I mean, okay. This is precious. But I think I'm just talking about the shoes. And the kitten.
(Via Brand New)
In light (Or darkness? I'm not really sure how that saying actually goes.) of Heidi Klum's recent divorce, she has snagged the March cover of InStyle UK. At least this interview was prior to her divorce announcement, unlike Kim Kardashian's all-too-convenient Marie Claire post-divorce interview, but it's still sad. I do not, however, fancy the pictures. She honestly looks ill and the styling is just about the most hideous thing I have ever seen, so... That's fun.
I don't know how many times I need to say this to celebrities... Do NOT tattoo your significant others' name on your body. Ugh.
I hate this dress. A lot.
Nice roots, Heidi.
WHAT IS THIS OUTFIT? Oh my gosh. I cannot handle it.