Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Golden Globes 2013

Awards season is upon us! The first really fancy Hollywood awards show of the year is the Golden Globes. As a movie star, if you are smart, you would save your very best dress for the Oscars, but there were still some amazing gowns on the red carpet at the Globes this year. And, as always, there were some major misses. Let me know who was your best and worst!


# 5. Jessica Alba in Oscar de la Renta.
This gorgeous coral shade is one of my favorite colours, and it looks great on Jessica. She perfectly accessorized with a beautiful $5.8 million Harry Winston necklace and a fluffy feather clutch. I love her Veronica Lake hairstyle, too!

#4. Jennifer Lopez in Zuhair Murad.
Ahh, J. Lo. She nails the red carpet every time. The lace on this dress is gorgeous, and the nude underlay creates a stunning illusion. Simply stunning.

 #3. Julianne Moore in Tom Ford. How can you go wrong with Tom Ford? I think he loves women more than most straight men do! I am loving the black and white combination. This is the perfect example of how to look fresh and modern without trying too hard to look young.

#2. Heidi Klum in Alexandre Vauthier.
I am really loving white dresses lately, especially more severely tailored ones. I love the crystal detailing on the neckline, the one long sleeve, and the slit. And she picked the perfect shoes! Why does Heidi get to go to these events? I should be invited then too! She's no more of an actress than I am.

#1. Kate Hudson in Alexander McQueen. This is stunning. I would do some very despicable things to get my hands on this dress. The black and gold is a gorgeous combination, and the deep cutout works here because Kate's girls are on the smaller side. I love the detailing at the neck, too.


 #5. Rachael Weitz in Louis Vuitton.
BARF. Ew, this is terrible. It looks like she went to Sirens, bought a trampy little strapless satin dress, and then hot glue-gunned some Swiss dot fabric to the top and bottom. It just looks like a hot mess, and I hate the bow.

#4. Julia Louis Dreyfus in Vera Wang.
Basically, this is a prom dress made up in the most depressing print possible. It looks like dead flowers. I hate the tulle overlay, it makes me think of Prom 1997. Her hair also looks brutal.

 #3. Sienna Miller in Erdem.
This is just brutal. The flowers look like a kindergarten craft project. The colours wash her out, the cut is unflattering, and her hair is boring. Overall, a giant miss.

#2. Lena Dunham in Zac Posen.
This is just not at all flattering, where is her waist? I hate the colour, all I can think of is that she reminds me of a big poo. And where are her accessories? Would no one lend her any jewels? So sad.

#1. Halle Berry in Versace.
Aggghhhh, this looks like something one of the Real Housewives of Miami would wear, and the is NOT a compliment. The print is too casual for the Golden Globes and the shoes are all wrong with this dress. The slit comes up too high and the cutout on her hip is overkill (we know you have a good body, Halle!). Epic fail. She needs to start channeling J. Lo.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

My Favorite Trends for Fall/Winter 2012/2013

I have never been one for following every trend that emerges each season (flat brogues? No thanks.), but with the runway shows each season come a vast array of trends to choose from. There is always a trend to be found that can work for you. I would like to share with you some of the trends that I have been wearing this season, and I'm sure they can work for you too!


Leather is one of my all-time favorite trends for fall/winter. Always rich-looking, real leather adds a luxurious element to your everyday style. Easily mixed with denim, leather is also a great way to add some edge to an office look. Try to find blazers with leather details or trim, or for a more bold look try an all-over leather skirt. Another approach to the leather look that we have seen this season is the coated or waxed denim. Rather than wearing an actual leather pant, you get the look but also the comfort of a stretch denim. 

Some leather looks from the Yves Saint Laurent fall 2012 runway.

A leather skirt from Derek Lam.

A leather dress in bordeaux from 10 Cosby by Derek Lam. This is a refreshing change from the usual black leather that we see and I love the pleats.

 Coated jeans from J Brand. I love the little slits at the front!

This trend makes me think of rich old ladies, which I love. Many designers brought to life the rich opulence of brocade on the runways. Seen on everything from dresses and skirts to shoes and bags, my favorite way to wear this is definitely on a jacket. It's the perfect way to really dress up your jeans, and I always like a little sparkle with my denim.

Balmain Fall 2012.

Jennifer Aniston in Dolce and Gabbana.

A gold brocade dress from Marchesa Fall 2012.

A gold and black brocade jacket by Dries Van Noten.

 Pointy-toe Pump
The single-sole pointy-toe pump pairs perfectly with the new ankle-length pant. I especially love this silhouette done in rich, bright shades of suede and patent. The cap-toe style is a look we saw emerging strongly last spring and still works for fall and winter. A classic black patent pair is, of course, a perfect addition to any wardrobe.

Manolo Blahnik BB pump in fuchsia suede.

A bright pop of turquoise from Giuseppe Zanotti.

Leftl: Salvatore Ferragamo pump. Right: Yves Saint Laurent pump.