Thursday, January 27, 2011

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

Valentine’s Day is just around corner, and Kembrel (one of my current obsessions) has some AWESOME sales that would make perfect gifts for that special someone. I’ve already bought myself and my sister (who reads my blog so I’m not going to say what) two necklaces, and I’m definitely forwarding the link to my boyfriend ;)

Here’s just a preview of what’s on sale:

The Valentine’s Day essentials for guys offers a nice variety of items that will surely impress your man! Can he not go anywhere without his iPad? Get him a stylish Moshi iPad case! Does he love working out at the gym? What about a eco-friendly Hydros water bottle? Is he always late picking you up on a date?  I’m sure a watch by Phosphor will solve that problem!

The Valentine’s Jewelry section made me drool.  From the exotic Taara pieces, the adorable One Luv necklaces, and the stunning selection by Juliet & Co, you won’t know where to start! I wouldn’t worry too much over what you choose for your girl though, because any of these pieces are sure to win her over!

Or what about some sweet headphones? The ones on sale by WeSC are definitely unique and make a statement. I love all the different colors and patterns to choose from! Perfect for any music lover, girl or guy!

Finally, why not sit and enjoy a book together? Kembrel has a nice selection that range from funny to romantic. There’s really something for everyone. Read actual love letters collected across America or love poems written by some of history’s greatest poets. Spice up your love life with a handbook or read about the most inspiring and romantic locations in Italy and France. Even if you’re single, these are sure to be an interesting read (if you believe your true love is written up in the stars, why not check out Cosmic Coupling?) 

Friday, January 21, 2011

Golden Globes: Worst Dressed List

So you all know who I think got it right at the Globes. Now, here's who I think needs to hire a new stylist (in no particular order because they're all tragic).
Christina Hendricks: That giant ruffle is SO distracting and unflattering.
Michelle Williams: Granny prints are not Globes-appropriate.
Helena Bonham Carter: This look is the epitome of "Hot Mess."
Lea Michelle: Reminds me of Pepto Bismol. Not a fan of her messy hair either.
Halle Berry: This dress screams cougar.
Julianne Moore: Someone get this woman an iron STAT!
Jennifer Love Hewitt: What is up with that neckline??
Kaley Cuoco: The odd tiering of the lower half of the dress is just wrong.
Agree/Disagree?? Did I leave someone out? Comment and give me your thoughts!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

2011 Golden Globes: Best Dressed List

The Golden Globes have come and gone. You know my opinion when it comes to who won the awards, but who did I think ruled the red carpet? Like the People’s Choice Awards, I was a bit disappointed, but I do applaud many of the stars for their fashion risks. Did I like many of the fashion risks? No, but a lot of fashion “experts” did, and they ended up on many best dressed lists so good for them. But here’s my list of best dressed ladies, and it’s filled with what many might call “safe” choices, but whatever, it's my list and they look gorgeous to me. I've also included those who almost made the cut, but for one reason or another, just didn't quite do so.

#1 - Dianna Agron
I love everything about this look! Hair, dress, makeup, accessories, even the black nail polish! Dianna looks absolutely gorgeous, channeling old Hollywood in this J.Mendel gown! As one of my friends said, “She's just so perfect!” It’s so true.

#2 - Carrie Underwood
Carrie is always one of my favorites on the red carpet, and she once again looked fabulous in a quartz sequin strapless gown by Badgley Mischka Couture. She absolutely glows and what an amazing smile!

#3 - Sarah Hyland
I’m one of the few who don’t watch Modern Family so I don’t know who she is, but I absolutely adore this CafĂ© Au Lait Max Azria gown. It's so elegant, and the color is simply gorgeous on her. I wish I could steal this dress, I love it so much. 

#3 – Mila Kunis
I am in love with the color of this emerald Vera Wang gown! Just stunning! She looks like a grecian goddess!

#4 – Megan Fox
Why does she look so pouty in all her pictures? It’s so unflattering, and she's very pretty. Nevertheless, I can’t deny that I love her pale pink Giorgio Armani PrivĂ© gown. If only she would smile and wear some less severe makeup, she'd look amazing.

#5 – Milla Jovovich
Underrated much? I don’t think I’ve seen anyone say anything about this gown, and I have NO idea why. It and Milla look stunning!

#6 – Olivia Wilde
The gown that’s on nearly every Best Dressed list. At first look, I thought it was too much, but I’ve actually come to like it. Plus with a gown by Marchesa, shoes by Christian Louboutin, and jewelry by Tiffany’s, how do you go wrong? Talk about the ultimate combination!

#7 – Helen Mirren
I sure do hope I have Helen's grace and style when I’m her age. She is just fabulous and the dress is beautiful. Flawless.

#9 - Kyra Sedgwick
Kyra looks so classy and elegant in this orange chiffon Emilio Pucci dress. I don’t know too many who could pull of this color, but she does so effortlessly.

#10 - Eva Longoria and Mandy Moore
I thought Eva looked very sophisticated in her black Zac Posen gown. It was very feminine but also strong at the same time. My one negative is that I feel there is a bit too much fabric at the bottom and it looks like its swallowing her. Mandy Moore wore one of my favorite designers, Monique Lhullier, and while her hair and makeup do look wonderful, there was just something off about the gown that kept this look from being higher on the list. I actually think i would've liked it a lot more if it had just been a deeper blue.

Close...But Not Quite (in no particular order)

 Emma Stone
Love the silhouette and simplicity of the gown, but not the color, at least on her skin tone. She still looks gorgeous and sophisticated, nevertheless. 

Scarlett Johansson
This Ellie Saab dress is indeed beautiful (I love the detailed beading), but she’s single now, and I feel like she could have done better. I would have loved to see her wearing something bold and striking.

Sandra Bullock
The Marchesa dress is actually incredibly beautiful, but the hair is just horrible and distracts from its loveliness. Why, Sandra?

Amy Adams
I like the color, hair, and makeup. But there is something about that giant thing growing along her torso that I just don’t care for.

Nicole Kidman
Many thought this gown by Prada was too boring. Maybe a little, yes, but I do think she looks very elegant.

Natalie Portman
She is so pretty, but that big sequin rose plastered on her chest is not.

So that's my list, agree/disagree? Who did you like? Comment and let me know! Coming up: My WORST Dressed List!!

Monday, January 17, 2011

My Picks: 2011 Golden Globe Winners

Glee's Dianna Agron and Naya Rivera
Okay, now this is more like it! At least award-wise. It’s nice to see some amazing movies get the awards they deserve. None of this Twilight ridiculousness. I was so happy to see The Social Network dominating in nearly every movie category because it really was a fantastic film. However, I wouldn’t have minded seeing it share some of its awards with Inception or Black Swan, also two very well done films.

Best Motion Picture, Drama
Winner: The Social Network
My Pick: Quite a competitive category, but it’s a tie between The Social Network and Inception for me, but TSN does have Andrew Garfield…

I though the Best Musical or Comedy category was a joke. Most of the films were pretty 'eh' to me. Alice in Wonderland was very disappointing, and The Kids Are All Right was just…all right. Congrats to Red for being the first comic book movie to be nominated in the category though.

Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Winner: The Kids Are All Right
My Pick: None of the nominees. I would choose Easy A for being a genuinely funny, smart film.

I pretty much would’ve been happy for whoever won Best Director, all were worthy nominees, although I do feel like Danny Boyle was snubbed for 127 Hours.

Best Dramatic Actor
Winner: Colin Firth, The King’s Speech
My Pick: James Franco, 127 Hours. I can't wait to see this riveting performance myself.

Best Dramatic Actress
Winner: Natalie Portman, Black Swan
My Pick: Natalie Portman, for sure!! I am so happy she won! Natalie's been a long-time favorite actress of mine, and I’m so happy her talent is finally being recognized! Congrats, girl!

Best Comedic Actress
Winner: Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right
My Pick: Emma Stone, Easy A. Her performance was genius. She has a bright career ahead of her, and I’m definitely looking forward to seeing her in the new Spiderman films!

Best Supporting Dramatic Actor
Winner: Christian Bale, The Fighter
My Pick: I agree with Christian Bale, but once again there’s my love/obsession for Andrew Garfield…

Best Drama TV Series
Winner: Boardwalk Empire
My Pick: Haven’t actually seen Boardwalk Empire, but The Walking Dead was pretty awesome.

Best TV Drama Actor
Winner: Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
My Pick: Hugh Laurie, House. The show has let me down over the years, but Hugh never has.

Best Comedic TV Series
Winner: Glee
My Pick: 30 Rock or The Big Bang Theory. I do enjoy myself some Glee, but 30 Rock is sheer brilliance, and The Big Bang Theory was made for super nerds like me.

The Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons
Best Comedic TV Actor
Winner: Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
My Pick: Competitive category filled with great performances, but I gotta agree here. Jim Parson’s Sheldon is absolute perfection!

Best Comedic TV Actress
Winner: Laura Linney, The Big C
My Pick: Tina Fey, 30 Rock. Because she's the most brilliant and funniest woman on TV. The end.

Best Supporting TV Actress
Winner: Jane Lynch, Glee
My Pick: Agreed, she’s hilarious!

Best Supporting TV Actor
Winner: Chris Colfer, Glee
My Pick: I agree. Chris Colfer has delivered some pretty powerful scenes this season on Glee, so I wasn't surprised when he took home the award. Congrats to him! 

Friday, January 7, 2011

2011 People's Choice Awards: Top 5 Best Dressed

Honestly, I was a little let down by most of the stars’ fashion choices this year - maybe they’re saving the good stuff for the big award shows like the Golden Globes and Academy Awards? Let’s hope so. However, there were a few bright spots, and without further adieu, my top 5 red, I mean, sapphire carpet picks:

#1 - Selena Gomez
My number one pick was super easy. This girl is always flawless, and she definitely didn’t let me down! In fact, she was able to wow me twice in two stunning looks. Fun fact: her second look was by Project Runway Season 6 winner Irina Shabayeva.

#2 - Kristen Stewart
Kristen surprised me by wearing this fabulous gold sequined Reem Acra minidress. And check out those Jimmy Choo heels! Her fashion choices can either be a hit or miss but here it was definitely a hit.

#3 - Emma Roberts
Emma said she was going for a “Black Swan” inspired look. Well, whatever look she was going for, she looked fabulous in her ruffled Dior dress and Brian Atwood shoes. Very youthful, yet sophisticated!

#4 - Taylor Swift
I expected a little more from Taylor since she’s such a red carpet goddess. However, she still makes the top 5 because everyone else was so lackluster. She does indeed look pretty in her J Mendel dress and Prada shoes, I’m just used to her looking gorgeous.

#5 – Tie with Kaley Cuoco and AnnaLynne McCord
Both of these looks I’m kind of on the fence with. I love Kaley’s white floor-length gown, but I’m not crazy about her hair and makeup. And while I love AnnaLynne’s hair and makeup, I don’t know about the dress. Great, flattering color which looks amazing from the back, but just blah in the front.

Next up are the Golden Globes! Time to step it up, ladies!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

2011 People's Choice Awards

Last night was the People’s Choice Awards! Although it’s not one of my favorite award shows, it’s still interesting to watch just to see what all the stars are wearing.

While some of the winners were just straight up ridiculous and some categories just so silly I could care less who won (or I was just ambivalent about all the nominees), there were a few where I really would’ve chosen differently.

Favorite Movie & Favorite Drama Movie
Winner: Twilight Saga: Eclipse (seriously, how many tweens voted in this?)
My Pick: Inception/The Social Network

Favorite Action Movie
Winner: Iron Man 2 (love the original, but the sequel was a letdown)
My Pick: Kick-A**

Favorite Comedy Movie
Winner: Grown Ups
My Pick: Easy A

Favorite TV Comedy
Winner: Glee (although I do enjoy the show)
My Pick: How I Met Your Mother (it’s just so awesome)

Favorite Sci-fi/Fantasy Show
Winner: Fringe
My Pick: Supernatural

Favorite TV Guilty Pleasure
Winner: Keeping Up with the Kardashians
My Pick: Tosh.O

Favorite TV Guest Star
Winner: Demi Lovato on Grey’s Anatomy
My Pick: Neil Patrick Harris on Glee

Favorite TV Comedy Actor actually had a great list of nominees and any of them would’ve been deserving, but I’m glad to see Neil Patrick Harris getting some props for his amazing work on HIMYM. I was also happy to see Tim Roth win Favorite TV Crime Fighter. I don’t follow Lie to Me regularly but he’s one of my favorite movie actors and I’m so happy for his success. Congrats to Conan O'Brien for Favorite Talk Show Host, I've always loved him. Also congrats to Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift for their wins, they're both so fabulous.

People’s Choice Awards Fashion Post Coming Up Next!
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