Jennifer Lawrence and Sarah Jessica Parker share a moment on the red carpet.
It can be tough to find the right outfit for the Met Gala. There’s so much pressure to be dressed the best and the competition is steep! Like I said in Part 1, this year’s punk theme might have been a bit too high concept for some people to wrap their heads around. So while some celebrities made some honest but failed attempts at going punk, some celebrities completely ignored the theme all together. So here are our choices for the ones who did not quite make the best dressed list and the ones who completely missed the mark all together.
There’s a lot of the classic Taylor Swift elements going on in the dress, but I find the black so jarring on Swift. Perhaps if this was in Swift’s go to white colour it would work better.
Blake Lively looks like she is channeling her inner Black Swan, but there’s nothing very punk about this.
I love Jennifer Lawrence but this just seems like a case where a celebrity was contractually obligated to wear this design. J. Law is the face of Miss Dior so it makes sense why this happened. It’s pretty but not amazing.
Blake Lively donned a red-orange leather mini Isabel Marant dress at the 12/12/12 Sandy Relief concert held in New York at Madison Square Garden last week. The studded embellishment on the tough leather is truly something we all need to incorporate into our holiday wardrobe. Sequins and glitter are a given during the holiday season but this unique combination adds edge to a simple look. I love how she paired nude accessories with this oh-so-bright colour – a colour we normally don’t see very often in the winter time.
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What she’s wearing: The new Mrs. Ryan Reynolds was spotted on the set of Gossip Girl wearing a brown military W118 by Walter Baker trench coat and a burgundy and teal leopard print Theodora and Callum infinite scarf. (Not pictured are her sweatpants and Uggs.)
Why we love it: The best thing about fall are the jackets and this is one killer jacket! Military-inspired coats and tops are on-trend but this trench catches our eye for its cool crocodile skin embossing — a cool added detail to set it apart from other trench coats. Lively adds a pop of colour and print with her infinite scarf, a must-have accessory for the fall season.
Takeaway: There will be days when you’re schlepping around in your sweats but need to leave the house for quick minute and will need a quick fashion fix. Trench coats or other long jackets are perfect quick fixes to cover up outfits you would otherwise be embarrassed to be seen in out in public, like your PJs. Here Lively is most likely shooting a scene from the waist up, so you wouldn’t have seen her rocking sweats and Uggs since they’ll be out of the camera frame.
What she’s wearing: T-Swift was red hot on the red carpet with a red lace French Connection dress at the 2012 IHeartRadio Music Festival.
Why we love it: Lace details have been on trend for a while but the fire engine red colour takes this lace from sweet to sexy. While sheer at the sleeves and the yoke, this dress keeps it covered up and slightly conservative with the black lining. Recently Swift has been donning some retro-inspired looks and this look is pretty ’60s — not a surprise since she’s dating a Kennedy.
Takeaway: Wearing lace in a bright and bold colour modernizes the usually soft and sweet textile, and this bold red colour does just that. Notice how Swift wasn’t afraid to match her dress with a bold red lip either. Usually matching your lipstick to your dress is a no-no, but the red lip is not only classic but also makes a bold statement.
What she’s wearing: No doubt the Twilight star wore head-to-toe Balenciaga to the Balenciaga 2013 Spring Fashion Show during Paris Fashion Week. The yellow biker jacket, the floral pants, and the leather boots are all Balenciaga! Considering she’s the face of their fragrance ‘Florabotanica,’ it’s no surprise.
Why we love it: This look is cool and edgy while being fashion forward. Stewart pops in the bright yellow biker jacket, which has a cool quilted detail on the sleeves (expect the quilted detail to be a major trend), which makes this jacket look like no other. She balances out the bright yellow with a black tee, but contrasts the colour blocking off the top with a black and white floral printed skinny pant. And then she completes the chic biker look with leather boots. Also she’s getting good mileage out of her black top and necklace, a good sign for any item in one’s wardrobe.
Takeaway: This look is a lesson in balance and contrast. The look manages to successfully balance a bold colour with neutral colours, and a print with a solid. If you attempt this look, stick within three colours: two neutral colours plus a bold colour, since black and white looks can sometimes seem blah, add a pop of colour to spice it up.
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HIT: Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively get married
Ryan Reynolds, a.k.a. 2010′s Sexiest Man of the Year, married Gossip Girl’s hottie Blake Lively in South Carolina on Sunday night. It’s Blake’s first marriage and Reynold’s second. Not only did Martha Stewart’s team plan the wedding (and will be featured in her December issue), it took place in the house that Rachel McAdam’s character in the Notebook lived in during that fateful summer. Basically, they had every bride’s dream wedding.
MISS: Amy Poehler and Will Arnett are separating
Poehler and Arnett announced their separation last week. The couple have been together for nine years and have two children together. Arnett also made an appearance on Poehler’s Youtube advice channel. The split has apparently been amicable so hopefully for comedy lovers, this isn’t the end of their onscreen collaborations. For the rest of us, though, this might be the end of true love.
HIT: Emma Stone stars in a Breast Cancer awareness ad with her mom
The all-around amazing actress is in Revlon’s PSA ad, “Your Lips Can Save Lives” with her breast-cancer survivor mom, Krista, who diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008. Stone hopes to be an advocate for getting checked every year as her mom’s tumor wasn’t there the year before she was diagnosed. She and her family all have blackbird feet tattoos (from the Beatles’ “Blackbird” and drawn by the Paul McCartney no less) to commemorate her mother’s journey. Can you be anymore perfect, Emma?
MISS: Rihanna caught kissing Chris Brown at the VMAs
I don’t care if Rihanna forgave him, but I do care about what Brown represents. The fact that people still treat him like a god that makes me angry when I see people hating on girls like Kristen Stewart. Cheat on your boyfriend? You have the whole world hating you. Hit your girlfriend? Win a couple of awards a few years later even though you behave like a douchebag. The world is unfair.
HIT: Anderson Cooper talks about coming out
Cooper made his first public comments on his coming out on Monday since July. He spoke with his guest co-host Kristen Chenowith on his daytime show Anderson Live. He decided to let the public know because to him, visibility was important. “… The tide of history only moves forward when everybody is fully visible,” he continued. You go Anderson Cooper! You’ve achieved hero status.
MISS: Allison Pill accidently tweets topless photo of herself
The Newsroom actress, Allison Pill, accidently tweeted a photo of herself wearing a cute pair of glasses and nothing else on Wednesday morning. I wouldn’t worry too much about it, Pill. We’ll forgive you because a) you ‘fessed up and didn’t blame it on a hack, b) said it was you, c) you’re adorable with or without a shirt, and c) you’re fiancé to be, Jay Baruchel retweeted your apology. If anything, Pill should apologize for the cavity she’s giving me because her and Baruchel are too cute.
How about a movie surrounding a bunch of pot growers?
Directed by Oliver Stone, Savages is about marijuana planters (played by Aaron Johnson and Taylor Kitsch) who have to face off a Mexican drug cartel who kidnapped their shared girlfriend (played by Blake Lively).
Rounding out the cast are Demian Bichir, John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Benicio Del Toro and Emile Hirsch.
Out on July 6, this action flick looks badass to boot and sure to do well at the box office.
Would you watch it?
They’ve only been spotted sneaking around the Boston area together for a month, but the New York Post reports they’re planning to get an apartment.
The couple, who starred opposite each other in The Green Lantern, are vying for a three-bedroom penthouse suite on Fifth Ave, selling for 4.5 million dollars.
Blake, who’s 24, has been spotted visiting Ryan, 35, while he’s filming a movie in Boston. They’ve only been rumoured to be a couple for a month, which seems ab it too early to be looking at homes together. Blake’s in the cusp of her break-up with Leonardo Dicaprio and Ryan’s a newly divorcee. if the two don’t slow things down they could end up broken-hearted again.
The stars come out to play for Versace for H&M!
The fashion line’s launch party, held last night in New York City, was crawling with the likes of Jessica Alba, Chace Crawford, Jennifer Hudson, Emma Robers, Nicki Minaj and Blake Lively just to name a few. Attendees were even braced with the glowing presence of Donatella Versace herself.
“I had an ammmazzinnng night!
#DonatellaVersace and soo many people was great seeing @RobertsEmma and @jessicaalba :)…” tweeted atress Chloe Moretz. She was more star stuck over the “Super Bass” rapper tweeting, “Meeting @NICKIMINAJ was amazing :O I love her and her performance was to die for :O ” Someone’s sure happy!
Minaj took time to tweet after following her and Prince’s performances, tweeting, “Prince just shut new york city DOWNNNN. WoW. Shouted me out while he was on stage and errrthang gworl!!!!
So who was the best dressed of the night? Drum roll please…
Jessica Alba sparkled in a black studded matching Versace for H&M top-and-skirt outfit.
Blake Lively glowed in a strapless white and black Versace dress and blazer.
Chloe Moretz shined in a bright yellow studded Versace for H&M dress.
Emma Roberts looked fierce sporting a floral Versace for H&M bustier and matching pants.
Chace Crawford looked sharp in a black suit and scarf.
Check out more photos of the fashion event here.
The Gossip Girl seems to change boyfriends as often as she changes her underwear (granted, if she ever wears any!).
A few weeks ago, the 24-year-old actress was roaming Europe with the Inception fox Leonardo DiCaprio. Now, Hollywood Life is reporting she’s cozying up with Canuck cutie Ryan Reynolds.
Ryan, who divorced from Scarlett Johansson earlier this year, allegedly had a romantic evening with Blake in Boston where he’s shooting his new movie R.I.P.D. The rumoured item were once an item on the big screen, playing the lead roles in The Green Lantern.
One might think the way Blake moves from one man to the other isn’t entirely classy. We certainly don’t want her invading our country, breaking the hearts of all our good men. After all the marital pain Ryan’s endured lately, we hope Blake’s in it more than to just hit it.
Good news ladies, Leo is now single. The bad news is you won’t be able to get a hold of him until after he finishes his lady bender in six to eight months. You can expect to find Leo back at his old hangout cruising for aspiring actresses. The couple’s reps told US Weekly that they’re breaking up but will remain good friends. This means Blake Lively is single and it’s only a matter of time until Derek Jeter takes a swing at her in an attempt to complete his “I hit 3000 home-runs and banged every woman in Hollywood” legacy. However, I have a strong inclination Serena Van Der Woodsen will be just fine. If you notice the men in your life have an unexplained “glow” today it’s probably because she’s back on the market and they heard the good news. XOXO, Gossip Girl.
According to TVLine, both Taylor Momsen, who plays rebellious little Jenny, and Jessica Szohr, the ever-so-clingy Vanessa, are both confirmed to be leaving the show.
A source close to the show confirms that the two actresses will not be returning as series regulars for the CW show’s upcoming fifth season, but added that both have been invited back on a guest star basis.
The insider also confirms that the main five — Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley, Ed Westwick and Chace Crawford — will all be back in the fall. Additionally, Kaylee DeFer, who joined the cast this spring as Serena’s cousin Charlie, has been promoted to series regular status.
This news isn’t really shocking. Momsen only appeared on a couple of episodes this season since she is focusing on her music career, while Szohr’s character hasn’t been very involved with the plotlines and spent a good portion of the season ‘studying abroad.’
Personally, I’m so happy these two are gone. Their characters were both annoying, eavesdroppers, meddlers, and complainers. Momsen is way better at the music thing than acting, and Szohr just needs to go. Hooray!
The “Gossip” just got a lot juicier.
According to the New York Daily News, “Gossip Girl” romantic leads Penn Badgley and Blake Lively are a real-life couple.
The pair have dodged these rumours before, as Lively was in a long-term relationship with model/actor Kelly Blatz.
However, the newspaper stands behind their source, who reported, “No one is really supposed to know that [Badgley and Lively are dating]. I was told by a friend of the family.”