Beyoncé arrives fashionably late at this year’s Met Gala.
Fashion’s biggest red carpet took place this week as celebrities, models, and designers descended upon the annual Metropolitan Museum of Art ball. This year’s theme was punk in honour of their new exhibit Punk: Chaos to Couture. While that was a fun idea, not that many attendees were able to pull off the punk concept. It was kind of like watching an episode of Project Runway where the episode’s challenge was too far out there for some of the designers to wrap their head around. It indeed resulted in one of the craziest Met Gala red carpets ever with so many spikes and studs paired with outrageous hair and makeup! I kind of have a feeling that next year’s theme won’t be so high concept (your move, Anna Wintour)! So let’s check out who made the cut on our best dressed list. And check back for Part 2: The Blahs and the Oh No’s!
Nina Dobrev can rock on stage and the red carpet in this look, a perfect combo for the gala’s theme.
Loving the studded detail on supermodel Cara Delevingne‘s gown.
Nicole Richie‘s white hair was so jaw dropping and totally badass! The dress might not be punk but the overall look is. Read more…
Everyone loves the Oscars red carpet. It’s probably the most highly anticipated red carpet in the world and no other red carpet can compare! But it’s not the only velvet carpet A-list celebrities will be walking down on that night. While most of us viewers head to bed once The Oscars ceremony ends – because let’s face it the ceremony always ends late – celebrities are making hurried wardrobe changes and hitting the after-party scene in new outfits. After-party red carpets are a chance for the winners to show off their new prizes and a chance for the losers to still win best dressed of the night. So let’s see who had the best wardrobe change as these celebs face off against themselves!
Jennifer Lawrence, the Best Actress winner for her role in Silver Linings Playbook, infamously tripped on her way to accept her award in the pale pink Dior Haute Couture gown but switched it up for a more slinky and silver Calvin Klein dress for the Vanity Fair after-party. This time she got to match her metallic gown with the night’s most coveted accessory, the Oscar statuette.
Anne Hathaway The Best Supporting Actress winner turned heads on the red carpet in this pale pink Prada gown, but perhaps for the wrong reasons as the darts in the dress emphasized her nipples. Plus, this was a last minute dress choice which resulted in a public apology from the actress to Valentino, who was to be her original choice of designer. She had a chance to redeem herself in a different column dress for the Vanity Fair after-party, this time a blue number from Saint Laurent.
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After watching her promo tour for Les Miserables, I have to say Amanda Seyfried is becoming one of my favourite personalities ever. Every interview she does is ridiculously entertaining, case in point, her interview with Ellen Degeneres.
She has so many talents but here’s one you didn’t expect from her — or anyone really. Seyfried rapped 2Pac’s “California Love” while inexplicably wearing a frog mask. The YouTube comments are mixed so far, though matheuswoww‘s comment led the pack when I wrote this: “That’s the whitest thing i’ve seen.”
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Perhaps she had a little liquid courage in her system? She admitted to David Letterman the other day that she indulges in a little alcohol before big talk shows so she can enjoy them more. Before Letterman’s show she had three drinks, partially supplied by his colleagues.
“I’ve never done a live television show — or afternoon — without some kind of liquid courage,” she said. “I understand that I have a problem maybe, but you know what? It really gets me through. I really want to enjoy my experience out here because it’s special.”
I’m crossing my fingers we never hear about Seyfried enrolling in a rehab program, but in the meantime this girl is absolutely hilarious. She totally owned rapping in a frog mask and I’m guessing that’s no easy feat.
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What she’s wearing: The Revlon spokesmodel appeared at the launch for the brand’s new ‘Nearly Naked’ makeup in London wearing a silk tricolour Daniel Vosovic dress.
Why we love it: First off, the dress is from Project Runway alum Daniel Vosovic, so it’s nice to see someone succeed after a stint on reality TV (too bad it’s not the case for most of the show’s contestants). The nude colour is appropriate for the ‘Nearly Naked’ event and the grey and charcoal colour-blocking helps stop Stone from being completely washed out. The dress nicely combines an airy looseness on top with a sexy and slimming pencil skirt silhouette on the bottom.The vibe of the dress refreshingly matches the fresh-faced Stone and she adds a pop of colour in her peach point-toe Rupert Sanderson heels.
Takeaway: Nude colours are on trend this season but can be quite tricky to match the right hue of nude to your skin tone. So unlike coverup makeup don’t try to match your nude to your skin unless you want to look like a big naked blob. Opt for a nude in the same colour family as your skin tone. So if you tend to be fairer skinned try a nude with hints of pink, olive-skinned try a nude with hints of peach, a little tanner find something with hints of caramel or copper, dark skin looks great with hues with hints of chocolate brown.
What she’s wearing: The singer stepped out in a slinky red Nicole Miller Atelier dress to KIIS FM ‘Jingle Ball’ concert in L.A.
Why we love it: Sparks is va-va-voom in the dress! The red colour of the dress is not only festive but it also pops on the red carpet.The look is simple yet bold and the ruching adds some nice textural details to the dress. Sparks is also minimal with her accessorizing since it would only detract from her dress, she contrasts her bold red look with some Jimmy Choo black peep-toe pumps.
Takeaway: During the holiday season it can be tough to find the right festive look, so when in doubt opt for holiday colours of your liking in a nice rich hue or jewel tone. Choosing to wear a rich hue or jewel tone is all a part of sharing in the decadence the holiday season brings. Holiday looks can either be cozy or luxe depending on the event.
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What she’s wearing: The younger Fanning sister opted for a vintage 1930s chiffon print maxi dress to the premiere of her new film ‘Ginger & Rosa’ at the New York Film Festival.
Why we love it: For such a young actress, Fanning is proving her fashion chops with this look. A mix of floral and polka dots would usually make for a weird combination but it works in this easy and breezy chiffon number. Plus the sheerness in the sleeves makes this dress less matronly. Plus Fanning beautifully accents and modernizes this look with gold metallic Marni wedges.
Takeaway: Go vintage! You’ll be surprised at what you can find in your local vintage or second hand store (heck maybe you’ll find some goodies tucked away in your attic!). It may be a mission to find that one-of-a-kind amazing piece but it’ll be worth the effort when you do. Plus going against the grain of wearing the latest designer duds is always on-trend!
What she’s wearing: The U.K. popstar was snapped leaving ‘The Today Show’ in NYC wearing Cheap Monday’s ombré Second Skin Faded Black jeans, a printed top, and a green jacket.
Why we love it: Ombré has been a popular design technique for a while now. You probably have seen it done in dresses, tops, and even hair. And the fading technique works just as well in jeans too! Lloyd tops it off with a sweet bow print top and an (asparagus?) green jacket (an on-trend colour for fall).
Takeaway: What helps makes this ombré look work is that Lloyd continues the fading effect by wearing darker colours on top and lighter colours on the bottom (with her pale pink converse sneakers). You don’t have to stick with just the colours within the fade, you can still add pops of colour as proven in this look.
What she’s wearing: T-Swift was spotted leaving The Hospital Club in London wearing a mustard cardigan, a French Connection oxblood top, and polka dotted jeans from AG Adriano Goldschmied.
Why we love it: As I mentioned last week, Swift has been rocking some major vintage-inspired looks recently and this is no exception. Mustard yellow has become a staple for fall, and she pairs it with current on-trend colour oxblood. Her sweater also includes a cool printed statement collar as well, which is highlighted by her pearl necklace. Added to this are her polka-dot jeans which draw you eyes down to her fun Charlotte Olympia ‘Kitty’ flats. Overall Swift looks like a cool cat from the beatnick era. Oh and don’t forget the Mark Cross satchel bag and Ray-bans that complete the look too!
Takeaway: Coloured denim is everywhere but you can standout by trying some printed denim like Swift’s polka-dots ones or even Cher Lloyd’s ombré pair.
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We’re all aware that there are two competing Snow White films coming out next year: one starring Kristen Stewart and one with the acclaimed Julie Roberts.
It seems like many future movies are coming out in pairs. Two more films will duke it out in theatres next year but you wont find any Disney princesses here.
Yahoo News shares that the two biopics on the life of the famed 70s porn star, Linda Lovelace. She passed away in 2002 at the age of 53 after getting into a serious car crash.
“Inferno: A Linda Lovelace Story” wont star the troubled actress Linday Lohan, as we all thought. Instead, Malin Akerman (The Watchmen) will take the lead. We assume unlike Lindsay, Malin can come to work on time and not appear drugged out. Malin definitely has more potential to become the next big thing in Hollywood. Yahoo News also reports Sharon Stone will play the role of Linda’s mother.
The other biopic is simply titled Lovelace. The Hollywood Reporter says Amanda Seyfried (Mean Girls, Dear John) will play the adult film star most famously known for “Deep Throat”. Amanda Seyfried has that squeaky clean, cookie cutter image with her blonde hair and gentle blue eyes. It would be rather entertaining to see her play such a controversial and sexual woman. Peter Sarsgaard (An Education, Green Lantern) will play her husband, Chuck Traynor.
Both movies look promising based solely on the actresses playing the lead. I personally may not be able to handle both movies, so whichever one hits theatres first may be the one to see. Looking forward to seeing the trailers.
In the article, Justin Timberlake talks about how his guest hosting gig on Saturday Night Live launched his acting career.
“Yeah, I would say that. Hosting SNL was something I’d always wanted to do. The show allowed me to play to my strengths—mixing music with comedy seemed like a way into that world. And then, the second time I hosted, I did the digital short.”
Meanwhile, Amanda shared that her love scenes with Justin in their new film In Time were a blast to shoot.
“Sex scenes are great. A lot of my costars have been sexy guys my age, and so, why not? I’m not going to pretend it’s not fun. Justin was great—he had come from doing Friends With Benefits, where he basically had sex every day at work—and so it was easy for both of us. We just kind of got it on, and then were like, ‘That was good!’”
We all know the story: girl wears a red cape, is being followed by a wolf. She then visits her grandmother, her grandmother is the wolf. Or something like that. But all this goes out the window in Catherine Hardwicke’s adaptation of the classic “Red Riding Hood.”
Let’s start with the positive. Hardwicke, the director of the film who’s also directed for “Twilight,” delivers a visually stunning film. It captures great North American landscape, and the film’s forte definitely lies its cinematography and visual appeal. I absolutely commend her artistic decisions and direction she took within the story. I mean, contrasting Amanda Seyfried’s gentle blond hair and piercing blue eyes with that dramatic red cape. Heaven on screen. In fact, Seyfried is genuinely what saves the film from disaster itself – her understated acting is not only realistic but saves the movie from being cheesy.
But let’s move into what’s wrong with the film. Although the movie has its twists and turns that keep it interesting, the story itself suffers from an identity crisis. Set in a medieval village that is haunted by a werewolf, a young girl (Seyfried) falls for an orphaned woodcutter (Shiloh Fernandez), much to her family’s displeasure. So is the movie a thriller? A love story? A dark comedy? It dabbles in a bit of all three. There is a certain melodramatic love tension that occurs between the two young hotties, then there are brutal wolf attacks on the village people, and then there are clever allusions to the original fairytale. But it’s all too much. Pick on one theme, and make it great.
I saw this movie with my friend, and we left feeling neutral. It wasn’t a bad movie, in fact, we both said it could have been a lot of worse so we respected the fact that they made it interesting. But then again, the movie wasn’t great. They could have been much more shocking with how they changed the story, they could have made way more clever connections to the original, and besides Seyfried, the acting could have been better.
But for what the movie is, a teenage love-action story, the movie achieves its goal and shouldn’t be taken too seriously. I give it a 2.5 out of 5, smack dab in the middle. Not great, not horrid.