Friday, January 22, 2010

Help Haiti

Note to Readers:
Some of the best advice I've ever heard (or read) came from the incomparable Audrey Hepburn. She said:

"For Attractive lips, speak words of kindness, For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people, For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry, For Beautiful hair, let a child run their fingers through it once a day, For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone. People, more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed. Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you will find one at the end of each of your arms. As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself and the other for helping others."

If you would like to help the people in Haiti here are a few links to make it a little bit easier:

Helping others is always fashionable.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Golden Globes '10: TMI

Note to Olivia Wilde:
Your dress was a little revealing. Not nearly as bad as some offenders on the Red Carpet. I guess I just expect more from you after your stunning appearance here. Your Gucci gown was not a bad choice, it just was not your best choice either. You don't need a plunging neckline to turn heads. Your beauty does that on its own.

Note to Halle Berry:
You are hot. Your are not aging at all. Your are gorgeous. Your body is amazing. We get it. A backless dress with a plunging neckline is kind of overkill. I would have LOVED this dress if the back was kept the same and the front was more demure. I love backless dresses, but your backless and partially frontless dress by Kaufman Franco was a bit much.

Note to Mariah Carey:
Why am I not surprised to see you dressed like this? Have you not read ANY of my posts about your clothing? (please review them here and here) I know it was the Golden Globes, but you took that too literally when it came to your gown selection. I guess somethings never change.

Note to Readers:
I think you get what I am saying in this post. Sometimes it is more sexy to leave something to the imagination. Do you agree?

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Golden Globes '10: Half-Right

Note to Sandra Bullock:
Congrats on your big Golden Globe win! It must feel nice to finally get some awards-show love after all of these years. I loved you in The Blindside, and I loved your southern wife wardrobe in the movie as well. I don't know if I could ever pull off such a polished and preppy look, but it looked fabulous on you.

Now on to your Golden Globes gown... there are a few things I loved. I love this color on you. Purple is a great color on brunettes with dark eyes. I also love the construction of the fitted bodice. Bottega Veneta's creation treated your top half well. My problem comes in on the skirt. The iridescent fabric with the pinkish underskirt, reminds me too much of a prom dress or a little girl's princess dress up gown. That was hard for me to say, because I really like you. Despite my opinions of fabric choice, you truly looked beautiful.

Note to Readers:
What did you think of this dress? Maybe I am being too picky about the fabric, but I was just giving my honest opinion.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Golden Globes '10: Pretty in Pink

Note to Readers:
Happy Awards Season! You know I love seeing what is worn on the Red Carpet. I am pretty sleepy right now, but I had to put in my two cents about a couple of the Golden Globe looks before my head hits the pillow. After looking through the photos, I have so much to say, so I am breaking it up into a few different categories. Let's start with one of the most prevalent colors on the runway... shades of pink.

Note to Emily Blunt:
This shade of pink is perfect with your dark hair and light eyes. Dolce & Gabbana did an excellent job with this tulle and chiffon creation. Maybe you should consider being unconventional and wearing a pink-hued wedding dress? The silhouette and construction of the bodice is perfection, and I love the ethereal effect of the fabric on the skirt. You may not have won tonight, but you were definitely a winner on the red carpet.

Note to Diane Kruger:
Way to stand out! This is a brighter and more heightened hue of pink than a lot of women wore to the awards ceremony tonight, and I like it. This Christian Lacroix gown is unique, but not so different that you look like you are some kind of science project (a la Bjork's swan dress). You are not a stranger to making daring fashion choices, and I appreciate it. I know that you won't be boring us with a string of black dresses, so again, thank you.

Note to Nicole Kidman:
Your peachy/pink Nina Ricci gown leaves me a bit confused. I like parts of it. The color is pretty on your alabaster skin. I like the asymmetrical sleeve embellishments. It looks like there are satin covered buttons on the side, which are a nice touch. I even like the draping and the bows. The problem is I just don't like them all together. Where was Tim Gunn with his editing eye when you needed him? Also, I can't decide how I feel about the fabric. Is it pretty and elegant or is it too much like a prom or bridesmaid dress nightmare?

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Nailed It!

Note to Rachel McAdams:
You WORKED it on the red carpet for the German premiere of Sherlock Holmes. This Alberta Feretti one-sleeved creation is gorgeous. I love the texture of the crinkled fabric and the color is so pretty with your complexion. I'm not going to lie to you, I wasn't in love with your Vogue cover (I think it was the hair)... but now you are back on top!!!

Note to Readers:
What I love about this dress is its subtlety. The color is a subtle change from what you normally see on red carpets. The fabric is slightly different than a standard silk chiffon, because of the crinkled finish. The one shoulder is a design element different than many gowns, but not so different that it is the only thing you notice about the dress.

Sometimes we don't need to make overt and in-your-face fashion statements to stand out.

Nicely Done

Note to Natalie Portman:
As I looked at this photo I thought about how I loved your mustard color dress, especially how you paired it with tights and a blazer. Then I read that your dress was from the Rodarte collection for Target, and I loved this whole look a little bit more. Thank you for showing that you can get a dress from Target, wear it to an event, and look fabulous. So Natalie, you shop at Target... I shop at Target, I think this means we were destined to be friends. Don't you agree?

Note to Readers:
I love that Target brings in amazing designers to produce small, limited-time collections. I love Rodarte but unfortunately their beautiful work is not in my budget. Until now. Thanks Target.

Now if only we could get people to stop calling it "Tar-zhay" (insert eyeroll here).

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


Note to Emma Watson:
The Spring/Summer 2010 Burberry Campaign was just released, and I am OBSESSED with your lilac coat. The sleeves are TDF (to die for), and the color is perfectly pretty for spring. I hope you got to keep the coat. You will definitely be the best dressed girl on campus in that number.

Note to Readers:
Usually I like it when actresses stick to acting and models stick to modeling. There are a few exceptions though, I love seeing Ellen Degeneres in the cover girl ads (but I think that is just because I love Ellen, she is so funny). This is Emma Watson's second round of Burberry ads, and I have liked both of them so far. What do you think about models and actresses crossing over into each others' territory?