Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Grammy Awards 2011

I am increasingly interested in Grammy Awards. Musicians are just so much more fabulously daring in the way they dress it encourages the usual red carpet goers to take some risk too.

Best Dressed / I Wish I Could Pull That Off:
She is wearing the full look but her androgynous demeanor and red hair just makes this dress work like there's no tomorrow! Put this on Jennifer Lopez and watch her drop to Worst Dressed lists. Florence Welch rocks this dress like it's an extension of herself.
Florence Welch in Givenchy Couture SS11

Florence Welch in Givenchy Couture SS11

The Beautiful Chameleon :
Rihanna looked divine in every distinctively different outfit she wore. Her smile and great posture gave all her looks a wonderfully romantic grace (not to mention that figure!), even with Jean Paul Gaultier's dangerous peek-a-boo layers and her barely-there fringed and beaded outfit.
Rihanna in Jean Paul Gaultier Couture SS11
Rihanna in fringed and beaded outfit

Rihanna in Christian Dior Couture FW10

I Am Domina:
 Ciara's usual OTT sense of fashion hit the right notes this year. Pairing her romantic gown with a very risky shoe choice, she injected an edgy oomph to the outfit. On anyone else this would have been a total disaster, on her, she owns this look.
Ciara in Emilio Pucci SS11

We Should Have Swapped Dresses but We Still Look Fab:
It's a matter of age, but judgement aside, they both look fierce in their sequined choices. J-Lo still made her outfit age-appropriate, and Miley added her teenage edge with lots of bangles and highlighted locks.
Jennifer Lopez in Emilio Pucci
Miley Cyrus in Roberto Cavalli

Amateur Glamour:
Glee star Lea Michele and singer Kristine Elezaj exude "Grammy Glamour" wearing dresses with gorgeous trains and very high splits that boast their assets.
Lea Michele in Emilio Pucci
Kristine Elezaj

Veteran Glamour:
Going to a red carpet event is as frequent as going to the supermarket for these veteren red carpet strutters. They probably took half the time than the others to get ready and ended up at the top of most Best Dressed lists.

Heidi Klum in Julien Macdonald
Nicole Kidman in Jean Paul Gaultier Couture SS11

Sooooo Chic sooooo Effortless:
I am not familiar with Glee actress Naya Rivera, but she definitely caught my attention as one of the best-dressed at the Grammy Awards. Her make up, her hair, her shoes, her dress...everything is carried in such a youthfully elegant manner. Of course it helps that she is a beautiful girl.

 Naya Rivera in grey mullet dress

I Sooooo Want to be Lady Gaga:
Nicki Minaj in Givenchy Couture FW07

I Sooooo Want to be a Princess:
Wish granted Katy Perry, Uncle Armani is here to make that come true. I wonder when it is her turn to be Armani's campaign face...
Katie Perry in custom Giorgio Armani

Katie Perry in Giorgio Armani Prive

Katie Perry in custom Giorgrio Armani

I Saw Black Swan and I Loooved It:
Kelly has been recently impressive on the red carpet I must say! Putting these photos together, I imagined Kelly to be in something more like Anna's, but she chose a very feminine look and that dress suits her beautifully. Anna's dress has a great concept but she could have accessorized more and changed her hairstyle in order not to have the Black Swan-ness of the dress take over her.
Anna Nalick
Kelly Osbourne in Tadashi Shoji

Step Aside I Am Lady Gaga:
How can we forget her? Less jaw-dropping, still attention-grabbing, more refined. Also, how can we not applaud the creativity of her alien shoulders? I like.
Lady Gaga in Mugler by Nicola Formichetti
Lady Gaga in Mugler by Nicola Formichetti
Lady Gaga in Mugler by Nicola Formichetti
Source: People, MTV, InStyle

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Kirsten Dunst: Face of Bvlgari Fragrance Mon Jasmin Noir

WWD reported that Kirsten Dunst will be the face of Bvlgari's new fragrance, Mon Jasmin Noir. 
It came as a surprise considering she's not the type of woman I picture when Bvlgari comes to mind (current spokesperson for Bvlgari jewellery and accessories is Julienne Moore). Within Kirsten Dunst's age group, I can associate Bvlgari with someone who has more elegant edge like Olivia Wilde, Zoe Saldana, or even Kate Bosworth.
A risky but intriguing choice; I'm excited to see the turnout.

Source: WWD

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Sam Rayner by Karine Basilio for Highlights Magazine

Clean and minimal yet incredibly visually arresting.
I'm especially crazy about Argentinian designer Victor de Souza's feather dress.
Loves it.

Source: FashionGoneRogue

David's Bridal x Vera Wang & Urban Outfitters Prepare You for Your Wedding

I am noticing a lot of 2011 wedding gown choices...fiancees start shopping!

David's Bridal x Vera Wang debuts on 11th February at David's Bridal stores and its official website. The collection offers affordable Vera Wang dresses with lots of drapes and tulle. What is there not to love?

Urban Outfitters' new retail concept BHLDN features non-traditional wedding gowns for the trendier and "indier"! This collection debuts on Valentines Day 14th February.

I love the growing choices for less traditional wedding gowns. With the more varied colour selections and styles I'm tempted to get one myself for a gala event!

Source: WWD, David's Bridal

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Terry Richardson shoots Lady Gaga for Purple Magazine

When you let Terry Richardson go freestyle like Purple magazine would, you know what you'll get: sex, overexposed light, white background and some streetwear brand thrown in. So even though fashion/pop mecca Lady Gaga is featured, she looks like a typical model featured in his works (except maybe the ankle-breaker shoes). There's Gaga looking like a blow-up doll, overexposed light, white background, and lots of Supreme thrown in.

It just gets easier doesn't it?

Source: Styleite

Atelier Versace Spring Summer 2011

Sometimes when I am viewing a collection so divine, I hold my breath so the sound of breathing will not distract "the moment" of going through the pieces.

This season, Atelier Versace does just that to me.

Source: Red Carpet Fashion Awards