My Party Dress

Good morning! Happy Monday! Did you watch the Prime Time Emmy’s last night? The Red Carpet was FANTASTIC – one of the best that I can remember! :) Here are some of my highlights: :)

 

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Juliana Margulies and her Giambattista Valli Haute Couture reminded me of an Impressionist painting – mind you, she could wear a potato sack and look stunning, so… regardless she is going to be a winner :)

 

 

 Heidi Klum in Alexandre Vauthier – simply stunning! :)

 

 

 Emily Van Camp in J. Mendel – this dress is so flattering! I always love that about J. Mendel frocks – they show off a woman’s best parts perfectly! :)

 

 

Julianne Hough looks like a mermaid princess in this Georges Hobeika – that color on her is divine!:)

 

 

Good Lord but Sofia Vergara is gorgeous in this Zuhair Murad aqua-colored gown…sooooo beautiful! :) (reason #1, 421, 481 why Sofia is absolutely the most awesome person ever – the ass of her dress split during the live Emmy’s telecast, so she had her assistants put it back together for her so she could go onstage with her castmembers…but she also had someone take a picture of her butt sticking out of her dress and tweeted it! Awesome! Mind you, if my arse looked that gorgeous and perfect, I’d be tweeting it all the time, too) :)

 

Some people have been dumping on the divine Zooey Deschanel and her Reem Acra gown, calling it too Cinderella-y (FYI – there is no such thing)…I think it’s beautiful, the color on her is perfection, and she looks lovely. I wish I could wear princess dresses like this every day (and I’m not even joking a little bit) :)

 

 

Claire Danes does maternity chic like nobody’s business in this vibrant Lanvin – she looks positively radiant (that hot man on the end of her arm doesn’t exactly hurt her overall appearance, either). Did you hear her acceptance speech? How about Mandy Patinkin? Holla! That was the BEST! :)

 

 

I love this Vivienne Westwood on Tina Fey – and Tina looks beautiful, but somehow it doesn’t look all that comfortable. However, comfort probably isn’t the priority, eh? :)

 

Nicole Kidman’s Antonio Berardi was breathtaking…goodness it was gorgeous! It looks like iridescent blue wings on the front… soooo pretty! :)

Hayden Panettiere’s Marchesa was GORGEOUS!! I don’t think Hayden has EVER looked better (that color blue just kills me…perfection!) :)

 

There were A LOT of other really stunning gowns – and all of the men looked fantastic, too – be sure to check out this slideshow from the New York Times for full coverage :)

 

What did you think of the fashion last night? :)

 

xxx

 

Dress You Up In My Love – Part 6

This is it, folks…my final installment! I hope you’ve enjoyed checking out the highlights of New York Fashion Week with me! :) Let’s get the final run through started, shall we? :)

 

Marchesa Spring 2013

This may be one of my favorite collections of the entire week (I know, I know…I say that about somebody new every day…shhh) – it is simply stunning! Here’s a look at the whole show from the NY Times, as well as a bunch of my favorites courtesy of the good peeps at Jezebel :) (between the dark blue dress in the middle of the first picture and the pink on the right of the second picture…I die!!!)

 

J. Mendel Spring 2013

I normally LOVE J. Mendel dresses – and while there were a few from this collection that I adored, I wasn’t as overjoyed as I usually am. Here’s the whole show for you (from the NY Times, of course) – and my favorite dress from the collection!! :)

 

 

Proenza Schouler Spring 2013

This collection has some gorgeous use of color – and I love the silhouette on so many of the dresses! :) Here’s the whole show (NY Times), and a few pieces for you to check out and admire! :)

 

I haven’t featured highlights of all of the shows – I simply don’t have the time, I’m afraid…there were A LOT of great collections presented (and a few that were not-so-great). Thanks for stopping by and enjoying some beautiful fashion with me….until next time, mes amis! :)

 

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Oscar Red Carpet

The Academy Awards were last night – and I LOOOOOOVED so much of what I saw on the red carpet, although I do have to admit that I kind of miss the real stinkers of the past like Björk and her swan dress. Anyway – what did you think of last night’s fashion? Here’s a recap (pictures from the lovelies at Jezebel):

Milla Jovovich’s Elie Saab was exquisite! Her entire look was perfection…she really REALLY took my breath away! :) Divine!!!! :)

The lovely Berenice Bejo also wore a pale green Elie Saab – that woman is so beautiful! There is just something (a certain Je ne sais quoi, perhaps) about the beauty and allure of a French woman….probably why I’ve spent my life trying to become a French woman. Hmm. Food for thought (and another post, perhaps).

 

I nearly fell off my couch in delight at the sight of Jessica Chastain in Alexander McQueen – love love LOVE this frock!  LOVE IT!!! :)  Soooo gorgeous! :)  Ellie Kemper’s Armani Privé is nice (good color), and Shailene Woodley’s Valentine Couture is okay, also….but check out that McQueen. Le sigh.

 

Melissa McCarthy’s Marina Rinaldi is very pretty (a bit jewel-y, though, don’t you think?), but very flattering on her. Maya Rudolph looks great in eggplant (seen here in a Johanna Johnson) – but hubba hubba Viola Davis in this green Vera Wang! Wowza!!  The color is breathtaking!!!! :)

 

Stacy Keibler looks like an Oscar in this gold Marchesa – as tall as she is…wow! Stunning!  Missi Pyle is wearing Valentina Delfino – LOVE the color!  Michelle Williams is in Louis Vuitton – her dress is pretty (nice color), but I feel that this is a look we see from her ALL the time. I guess if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, but…I wish she’d mix it up a bit. But that’s just me. :)

 

Rooney Mara wore this white Givenchy – I love it from behind, but something seems weird to me in the boob area. What do you think?

 

I am alternating between loving Emma Stone in Giambattisa Valli and hating it – I think I love it. There. I said it. Great color on her, eh? :)  Meryl Streep looks gorgeous in Lanvin – mind you, she’s so damn radiant that woman could wear a potato sack and be stunning. Seriously. Tina Fey is wearing Carolina Herrera – nice, but seems a bit boring, non?

 

Jennifer Lopez is stunning in this Zuhair Murad. Simple as that. (I don’t know why it pains me to write that)

 

Perfection in Tom Ford. PERFECTION. WOW!!!!!!!!!!!

 

I am DYING for the color of Penelop Cruz’s Armani Prive – this gown is GORGEOUS!!!!! :)

 

I don’t know why I hate acknowledging it, but I do….anyway, here goes: Angelina Jolie was simply AMAZING to look at last night. AMAZING!  I could have done without that stupid scarecrow pose of hers (and will somebody PLEASE feed that woman…PLEASE??!), but wowza is she ever gorgeous. Wow. Her dress was Atelier Versace, by the way.

 

I want to put this man in a bowl, and eat him with a spoon. Yummy – delicious! :)

 

Anyway – that’s a quick recap for you – tell me…what did you think of last night?

Happy Monday, friends! :)

xxx

SAG Awards Red Carpet 2012

I always LOVE the fashion at the SAG Awards – there seems to be such a different vibe there, and I so DIG it! Here’s some of my fashion faves from last night:

Love love LOVE the color of Jessica Chastain’s Calvin Klein – gorgeous! :)

 

Sofia Vergara sticks with a silhouette that obviously works for her – and that raspberry colored Marchesa is DIVINE! :)

 

I really really like this Valentino dress on Michelle Williams – I wish the shoes were a different color, but the dress is perfection for her. That neckline? Magic!!

 

There are not words to express my LOOOOOOOOVE for Emma Stone’s Alexander McQueen dress last night – absolute and utter perfection! SOOOO MUCHHHHH FUNNNN!!!  I want one, too!!!!! :)

 

Viola Davis in Marchesa is SO gorgeous – that frock is so unbelievably flattering on her. Va-va-va-voom!!!

 

This Tadashi Shoji is SO pretty on Octavia Spencer – looooove it! :) (I really dig her entire look, come to think of it – she looks fab!)

 

Berenice Bejo oozes elegance in this Ralph Lauren – stunning! :)

 

Julianna Margulies never puts a step wrong as far as I’m concerned, and I love the simplicity of this beautiful Calvin Klein gown! :)

 

Lea Michele’s Versace is beautiful, but I’m getting pretty damn sick of her wanna-be sexpot preening on the Red Carpet,….enough already. Seriously.

 

Jayma Mays in Reem Acra – sooooo pretty!!! :)

 

 

I love the color of Emily Blunt’s Oscar de la Renta! :)  It looks stunning with her eyes!!! :)

 

Dianna Agron’s Carolina Herrera is very pretty as well :)

 

Kyra Sedgwick in Pucci….basically giving a master class on how life oughta be on a Red Carpet. STUNNING. Wow.

 

Who were your favorites last night? :)

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2011 Metropolitan Museum Costume Institute Gala

Last night was the annual Met Gala event, and the fashions this year DID NOT disappoint!  The event was celebrating the late, great Alexander McQueen, and many of the evening’s best dressed wore classic McQueen. Check out some of the pictures (from People):

JENNIFER LOPEZ photo | Jennifer Lopez  Jennifer Lopez in Gucci – a beautiful, dramatic look, don’t you think?

SARAH JESSICA PARKER photo | Sarah Jessica Parker Sarah Jessica Parker in McQueen – very pretty :)

BEYONCÉ photo | Beyonce Knowles Beyonce in Emilio Pucci – I don’t really care for this dress much at all, and sadly I think she looks like sausage busting out of its casing…it doesn’t do a thing for her figure. :(

ASHLEY GREENE photo | Ashley Greene Ashley Greene in Donna Karan – stunning :)

BLAKE LIVELY photo | Blake Lively Blake Lively in Chanel – some people didn”t care for this dress, but I think it’s realllllly pretty :)

TAYLOR SWIFT photo | Taylor Swift Taylor Swift’s J. Mendel frock was also panned by some of the critics, but I think she looks BEAUTIFUL! :)

MIRANDA KERR & ORLANDO BLOOM photo | Miranda Kerr, Orlando Bloom Miranda Kerr and husband Orlando Bloom – I’m not digging her Marchesa dress at all, which is surprising as I usually LOVE Marchesa, but…this one isn’t doing much for me.

KRISTEN STEWART photo | Kristen Stewart Kristen Stewart in Proenza Schouler – certainly eye-catching, eh?  What do you think?

GWYNETH PALTROW photo | Gwyneth Paltrow Gwyneth Paltrow in Stella McCartney – she looks AMAZING, but…isn’t this a look we’ve seen from her a zillion times?  Although, I guess there is something to be said for the theory ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’.

JENNIFER HUDSON photo | Jennifer Hudson Jennifer Hudson in Vera Wang – very pretty :)

RIHANNA photo | Rihanna Rihanna in Stella McCartney… I just don’t know. I’m not digging it. What do you think?

GISELE BÜNDCHEN & TOM BRADY photo | Gisele Bundchen, Tom Brady This picture is STUNNING – Gisele is flawless in archive McQueen, and the arm candy she’s rocking ain’t half bad, either. Look at her…can you imagine waking up to that sight in the mirror every day?  Sadly, neither can I.

MADONNA photo | Madonna For whatever reason, Madonna’s fashion choices of late have been annoying me – however, she did a lot to fix that last night. This Stella McCartney is very flattering on her, and is age-appropriate, as well (meaning she’s not trying to look 18 again, as she’s been guilty of lately) – the color is beautiful. :)

DEMI MOORE photo | Demi Moore Demi Moore is wearing Prabal Gurung, with a Phillip Treacy fascinator on her head (channeling the Royal Wedding, no doubt) -I find that this outfit makes her look somewhat severe, although it certainly is eye-catching and attention-grabbing.  What do you think?

MARY-KATE OLSEN photo | Mary-Kate Olsen Mary-Kate Olsen in Givenchy – I think it looks like a housecoat my mother wore in 1979…and not in a good way. :(
ASHLEY OLSEN photo | Ashley Olsen Ashley Olsen’s Dior Couture is better than her sister’s dress, but even it looks somewhat off. Maybe it’s just me.

PENÉLOPE CRUZ photo | Penelope Cruz Penelope Cruz in Oscar de la Renta, showing everybody how it ought to be done. :)  STUNNING! :)

EMMA STONE photo | Emma Stone I LOVE Emma Stone’s Lanvin, don’t you? It is SO flattering on her :)

MICHELLE WILLIAMS photo | Michelle Williams Michelle Williams in Miu Miu…okay, I guess. Nothing overly special.

SALMA HAYEK photo | Salma Hayek Salma Hayak in McQueen – this is my best of the night…she looks AMAZING!!! That dress is to die for – GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!

DIANNA AGRON photo | Dianna Agron Dianna Agron in Michael Kors – simply delightful. :)

LEA MICHELE photo | Lea Michele Lea Michele in Escada – soooo pretty! :)

CLAIRE DANES photo | Claire Danes Claire Danes in Calvin Klein – very beautiful, but I feel like she almost always looks like this, don’t you?

LIV TYLER photo | Liv Tyler Liv Tyler’s Givenchy Haute Couture is a wee bit Big Bird, but man do I ever love this one! This is what the Met Gala should be about!! :)

AMY ADAMS photo | Amy Adams Normally I adore Amy Adams and I LOVE L’Wren Scott, but I am not digging this dress AT ALL.  :(

JULIANNE HOUGH & RYAN SEACREST photo | Julianne Hough, Ryan Seacrest Julianne Hough’s Burberry gown reminds me of a Monet painting…I love it! :)

DAKOTA FANNING photo | Dakota Fanning Dakota Fanning’s Valentino is PERFECTION (and SO age-appropriate) – I LOVE IT! :)

EVA MENDES photo | Eva Mendes The color of this Stella McCartney that Eva Mendes is wearing is spectacular, don’t you think? :)

KIRSTEN DUNST photo | Kirsten Dunst I find myself loving and hating this Chanel Haute Couture on Kirsten Dunst at the same time. I need to ponder this one further, I think…I’m just not sure what to think about it.

ISLA FISHER photo | Isla Fisher I love the color of Isla Fisher’s Tory Burch gown, don’t you? :)
CHRISTINA RICCI photo | Christina Ricci Christina Ricci in Zac Posen – no no no :(

EVAN RACHEL WOOD photo | Evan Rachel Wood Evan Rachel Wood in Gucci – SO pretty! :)

MIA WASIKOWSKA photo | Mia Wasikowska I am crazy about this Thakoon that Mia Wasikowska wore – LOVE IT! :)

NAOMI CAMPBELL photo | Naomi Campbell Naomi Campbell wore this McQueen gown…it looks like an angelic piece of art, don’t you think? :)

Oscar Red Carpet Fashion Recap

Yaa! It’s Oscar Sunday! :) I’m having a great time checking out the red carpet coverage on tv, and I am LOVING the gowns!! Here’s a few early delights:

Check out first-time nominee Jennifer Lawrence – hubba hubba!! :)

Jennifer Lawrence

Her Calvin Klein gown is flawless, and she looks simply stunning…the only jewelry she’s wearing is the one bangle, and she is exquisite in her simplicity, don’t you think?  Gorgeous!
Mila Kunis wore an Elie Saab gown in the loveliest shade of lavender – it’s BEAUTIFUL! :)
Milka Kunis At The 2011 Oscars Academy Awards
Oscar nominee Hailee Steinfeld’s Marchesa was beautiful, and very age-appropriate. Love this!! :)
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Mandy Moore’s Monique Lhuillier is stunning – the crystals on this dress are so beautiful! :)
Mandy Moore At The 2011 Oscars Academy Awards
Oscar co-host Anne Hathaway wore a red Valentino gown on the red carpet – I loooooooove it when she wears red!!  (What I wouldn’t give to look good in red…je suis jalouse…)
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I’m not sure about this Chanel that Michelle Williams is wearing…she looks beautiful (and pixie-like), as always…but there’s something different about this gown…is it the sleeves?  Maybe it’s just me. What do you think?
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Good Lord does Jennifer Hudson look smoking hot! Wow! Her gown is by Versace :)
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Now…on to Cate Blanchett, who never disappoints. Her gown (Givenchy, I believe), is quite the statement, don’t you think?  Love it or hate it….it’s certainly memorable! :)
Doesn’t her hair/makeup look exquisite????!  She is so beautiful…sigh. I want to wake up and look like that tomorrow morning – I’ll cross my fingers. :)
Isn’t this quite the number that Scarlet Johannson’s wearing (it’s Dolce & Gabbana)???  Wowza!!
Oscars: Scarlett Johansson on the Oscars red carpet
Now…this next one shocks me. Check out how FIERCE Sharon Stone looks!!  AMAZING!!  In what universe is this broad in her 50s??!?!?!?!
Oscars: Sharon Stone at the Oscars 2011
Hilary Swank’s dress (ostrich comparisons aside, of course) is quite the attention-grabber, don’t you think? It’s by Gucci Premiere :)
Oscars: Hilary Swank on the Oscars red carpet
Halle Berry NEVER goes wrong on the red carpet – and this Marchesa is no exception. STUNNING!!!
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How do you feel about Nicole Kidman’s Dior?
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Okay….life is not fair. Look at Penelope Cruz (in L’Wren Scott) and how GOOOOOORGEOUS she looks at the Oscars – didn’t she just give birth a month or so ago??!  NOT FAIR!!!!!
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Best hair of the night???!  Reese Witherspoon!!  I LOOOOVE IT!!  Her gown (Giorgio Armani Prive) is stunning, also, don’t you think? :)
Reese Witherspoon
 
Gwyneth Paltrow’s Calvin Klein gown looked like water as she moved…exquisite! :)
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And….finally, Natalie Portman wore a Rodarte dress in a lovely plum sort of color – maternity chic is something this girl does soooooooooo well, don’t you think? :)
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So…that’s my recap of the red carpet this evening! :)  I will write more tomorrow about the broadcast itself (and the winners, bien sur!) – talk then! :)
xxx

Fashion Week Recap

New York’s Fashion Week ended last night, and from the looks of the pictures and shows I’ve seen online, it was a GREAT week!  Here are some of my standouts:

3.1 Phillip Lim Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear 3.1 Phillip Lim Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear These two looks from the 3.1 Phillip Lim show are GORGEOUS – check out the cut of those pants…I die!!

Alice + Olivia Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear  Alice + Olivia Fall 2011 Ready-to-WearThese looks from Alice + Olivia looks EXACTLY like something I would want to wear – cute, practical, comfortable, stylish. I love them! :)

Badgley Mischka Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear Badgley Mischka Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear These Badgley Mischka frocks are STUNNING!!  If only I had a red carpet somewhere to wear them….

Betsey Johnson Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear I’m really not sure where I’d wear this outfit by Betsey Johnson, but I bet it’d be a hell of a good time! ;)

Carolina Herrera Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear The cut of this Carolina Herrera dress nearly makes me weep, it is so perfect….sigh.

Carolina Herrera Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear I may covet this Carolina Herrera dress more than I’ve ever coveted a dress…I LOOOOOOOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Christian Siriano Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear Christian Siriano Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear I loooove these two Christian Siriano dresses – I love the way he designs! His clothes seem to have exquisite movement – I likey! :)

Diane von Furstenberg Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear I think this Diane von Furstenberg is lovely, don’t you?

Elie Tahari Fall 2011 Ready-to-WearThis Elie Tahari is SO beautiful! :)

Halston Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear Normally when I envision Halston, I picture drapey stuff – this dress looks so different to me…and I LOVE IT!!

Isaac Mizrahi Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear Isaac Mizrahi Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear Isaac Mizrahi Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear I loooove these Isaac Mizrahi looks so much (and I’m embarrassed to tell you how that pink poodle delights me…even though I know you’re not supposed to change the color of animals) – isn’t that last gown exquisite??!

J. Mendel Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear This J. Mendel dress is beautiful :)

L.A.M.B. Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear L.A.M.B. Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear I found this year’s L.A.M.B. collection to be so much more wearable than some of the previous collections…love these two looks! :)

L'Wren Scott Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear L'Wren Scott Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear I hope to some day be the kind of woman who could rock these clothes…these L’Wren Scott dresses are AMAZING!!!

Marchesa Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear Marchesa Fall 2011 Ready-to-WearMarchesa Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear Marchesa Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear You can always count on Marchesa to bring the drama – these clothes are FANTASTIC!!! :)

Monique Lhuillier Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear Monique Lhuillier Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear Monique Lhuillier Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear Monique Lhuillier Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear In my fantasy world, Monique Lhuillier and I are friends, she makes me dresses and I wear them EVERYWHERE (even to the grocery store), and in return I tutor her children (does she have children?) and wash her dishes. Isn’t my fantasy world awesome??! ;)

Oscar de la Renta Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear Oscar de la Renta Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear These dresses by Oscar de la Renta are beautiful – isn’t that turquoise one exquisite? (although I think it would look better if the model had a bit of a boob rack to hold it in place…it doesn’t look right at the top)

Anyway – there were TONS more great things to show you, but…I just wanted to share some highlights!  Happy Friday! :)

xxx