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.
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What she’s wearing: The Vampire Diaries star was a stunner in this hot pink Elie Saab gown at the 2013 Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Why we love it: It was so refreshing to see such a bright and bold colour on the red carpet, which is why Dobrev stood out from many of the other stars that night. This sleek gown shows off her killer figure and conveys elegance being a crewneck floor length dress. She cinches the waist with a matching pink leather belt The cutouts keep the dress modern and interesting but doesn’t take away from the overall refined look that Dobrev is sporting.
I can’t even handle how good she looks in that dress!
Takeaway: The colour of your dress can be a very important choice to make– especially on the red carpet. Never box yourself in when it comes to colours as you would be limiting a lot of dress options for yourself. Just because you may not like a certain colour doesn’t mean that colour will look bad on you. In fact you might look stunning!
What he’s wearing: Monteith was very dapper in this light grey Calvin Klein tux at the 2013 SAG Awards, where he was nominated alongside his Glee cast-mates.
Why we love it: This was also another look that stood out on the red carpet for its bold colour choice. The light grey tux was hard to miss in a sea of black suits and was a welcome change of pace for men’s red carpet fashions. Not only was it in a great colour but the black contrast lapels are on trend and gave the suit its wow factor. Plus there are a neat black piping detail alongside his trousers which helps elongates the already tall Canadian actor.
Unfortunately we didn’t see Cory do a dance in his Calvin Klein suit.
Takeaway: When looking for a suit always try to get it tailored so it fits your body like a glove. With Monteith already being a tall guy it’s important that his suits works well with his taller build and longer proportions. Same goes for guys on the shorter side. The cut and the fit of the suit need to be just right otherwise it would look very junior, as in a kid wearing a suit for the first time and feeling and looking uncomfortable in his growing and changing body.
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By Sophall Duch
If you’re the major fashion fanatic we think you are, then you know this past week has been INSANE, what with New York Fashion Week, Fashion’s Night Out, the MTV Video Music Awards, the Toronto Film Festival and more. It’s fashion overload and we love it! If you want to check out some of the best looks from the MTV VMAs, take a look here. As for the rest, here we go!
Why we love it: This look proves florals aren’t just for spring and summer and can work into the fall season as well. The embroidered floral detail pop off this white mini is on trend with its hints of cobalt — a major colour for the fall season. The lace yoke (the part of the dress at the collarbone and shoulders) is also on trend for the fall, so expect to see lace yokes in a lot of upcoming looks.
Takeaway: Invest in cobalt pieces for your wardrobe. This hue has been popular for a while now but is making a huge splash in the fall runway season. If you’re not a fan of showing cleavage, then lace or sheer yokes are a good fashion technique to keep covered while not looking too demure.
Why we love it: The vibrant red-orange colour is a surefire way to stand out. Unlike her co-star Emma Watson’s dress at the TIFF premiere, this dress shows off Dobrev’s cleavage while still working in the embroidered lace detail in the sleeves. This dress manages to mix two trends, lace and cutouts, in a fun and stylish way.
Takeaway: If you’re not a fan of long-sleeve dresses (because let’s be honest sometimes long-sleeve dresses look older) using cutouts, lace, or other sheer fabrics keeps things youthful while getting to show some skin in a fun and strategic way.
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By Sophall Duch
What she wore: The Vampire Diaries star celebrated her September Ocean Drive magazine cover in a strapless graphic GUiSHEM by Guillermo Jop dress.
Why we love it: The dress has an awesome geometric pattern that takes your eyes on a journey all over the dress. It’s a sexy cocktail dress but that pattern makes it modern and cool. The solid black insets at the waist, giving her that coveted hourglass shape and an even more stunning silhouette.
Takeaway: The eye-catching graphic pattern might scare off more conservative people, however the striking black, white and grey colour-scheme makes it approachable. Dresses with black insets or black side panelling are great for all shapes and sizes because it creates an hourglass silhouette illusion. Dobrev’s dress sure is hypnotizing!
What she wore: The 90210 actress wore a pink sheer lace LOFT top with a leather skirt and black blazer at LOFT and Giuliana Rancic’s “Live in Pink” event in West Hollywood, California.
Why we love it: If you ever heard the song “Leather and Lace” then you can see what kind of look Grimes’ was channeling, and we love it! The look mixes both sweet and feminine lace with tough and sexy leather, and adds smart and clever with her blazer (the epitome of a modern woman). But all that aside, it’s a cool look that one can rock back to school despite the sheerness of the top (obviously opt for something not as see-through). Plus the statement necklaces adds a nice touch of metallic but also doesn’t distract you form the rest of the outfit.
Takeaway: Try mixing two different styles together to get a more complex and unique look. Mixing sweet bohemian with tough rocker chick can show the world there is more to you than meets the eye.
What he wore: The Hunger Games star wore a Levi’s Trucker Jacket, a white tee, dark denim, and lace up Vans at CBS’ “Teacher’s Rock Special Live Concert” in Los Angeles, California.
Why we love it: Hutcherson sported the classic All-American look: jeans, a white tee and a denim jacket. I know what you’re thinking and yes the denim jacket-jeans combo is also called the Canadian Tuxedo, but that’s specific to when the wash (colour) of denim is the exact same (or very similar) for both the jacket and the pants. Opting for the darker denim, Hutcherson had more versatility with this clean and casual look, whereas if he went lighter, he wouldn’t look as cool. (If you don’t believe me, click here.)
Takeaway: Having a denim jacket is a solid investment for anyone to have and works year round, except for winter. But make sure that if you’re going to pair it with jeans go for a drastically different wash or even coloured denim. (Try sticking with khakis because it’ll make your life a lot easier.) Kate
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Image seems to be everything in Hollywood (unfortunately) but once in a while two celebrities emerge that seem like the EXACT SAME PERSON. Of course, they’re not really — they both have unique careers and personalities but they share a similar look (see Rihanna and Rita Ora above). Then you end up googling whether or not they’re related (half siblings, third cousins, blood sisters) and realize you were wrong all along.
Which celebs do you think have an uncanny resemblance to eachother?
Nina Dobrev and Victoria Justice
Sarah Hyland and Mila Kunis
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When it came to last night’s Teen Choice Awards, there were no glaring sartorial errors. If I had one complaint it’s that some of the styles were a little safe and boring. We saw tons of classic silhouettes and brights colours walking down the pink carpet.
Taylor Swift (above) was the big winner of the night, snatching her 20th trophy, which is the most won by a female artist EVER. Last night she won five awards: choice female artist, female country artist, single by a female artist for “Eyes Open,” country song for “Sparks Fly” and choice movie voice for “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax.” WOA. She wins as one of my favourite stylistas of the night, opting for a white dress by Maria Lucia Hohan. The back was beautifully cut and I love the sheer straps.
It’s about time a relevant member of Young Hollywood like Nina Dobrev takes up a worthy cause like encouraging you to apply a liberal amount of SPF when you’re in the sun. You’ve got to avoid those UVA and UVB rays this long weekend or else you’ll end up with burnt toast skin like the Tan Mom.
Dobrev and Nick Braun head to the beach on a sweltering day, but not without their old school tape that has catchy, pre-recorded “lotion music” on it. They rap about the importance of Hawaiian Tropic SPF. They also sneak in some pop culture references to Will Smith in Wild Wild West as well as less on-topic movies like Hancock and Pursuit of Happyness. Just because it rocks.
The PSA parody was put together for Funny or Die.
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Time to break out the surfboards again as voting for this year’s Teen Choice Awards finally begins!
Hit sci-fi show The Vampire Diaries and reality show American Idol lead the pack in nominations apiece. The blood sucking show is nominated for Choice TV Show (Fantasy/Sci-Fi), Choice TV actor (Ian Somerhalder AND Paul Wesley), and Choice TV actress (Nina Dobrev AND Kat Graham). Idol is nominated for Choice TV Male and Female Personalities (Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez), Choice TV Reality Show Competition, and Choice TV Male and Female Reality Stars (Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina).
Justin Bieber leads the artist category with five nominations: Choice Male Artist, Choice Single, Fashion Icon, Choice Male Hottie, and Choice Twit. He will probably win every single one.
I would love to see Twilight lose every category its in (Choice movie, choice actor, and choice actress all for the fantasy/sci-fi category). I’m actually a bit offended the book series was even nominated for choice book because there are so many other Young Adult novels actually worth your time and money (i.e. The Hunger Games, The Fault in our Stars, etc.).
I would also love to see Ryan Gosling win some awards, because who wouldn’t love to see Gosling looking suave on the red carpet? Come on, teens of the world! Make my dreams come true!
President Barack Obama’s recent public support of same-sex marriage split the political arena in two, but at least he knows he has hip hop mogul Jay-Z backing him. The rapper, who is a curator for the Made in America Festival, has been a longtime supporter of Obama and didn’t shy away from telling us how it is.
“I think it was the right thing to do,” he told CNN’s Poppy Harlow. “So whether it cost him votes or not—it’s really not about votes, it’s about people. So whether it cost him votes or not, I think it was the right thing to do as a human being.”
One commenter on YouTube said it takes serious balls and a secure man to approve same-sex marriage in the hyper-masculine world of rap.
Jay-Z also gave his personal thoughts on the issue, likening opposition to same-sex marriage to discrimination against African-Americans: “I have always thought of it as something that is still holding the country back,” he said. “What people do in their own homes is their business and you can choose to love whoever you love. That’s their business. It’s no different than discriminating against blacks. It’s discrimination, plain and simple.”
You tell ‘em Jay-Z! The rapper isn’t the first celebrity to support Obama, as everyone from Snooki and JWoww to Vampire Diaries’ actress Nina Dobrev and The Wanted have all given him a shout out.
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Nina Dobrev stopped by Conan and made him her human yoga wall — this resulted in the host doing a victory lap around the studio. We also talk about Nicki Minaj and her two biggest fans and finally watch a video about what else? Cute puppies.
Nina Dobrev got all footsy on Conan O’Brien’s show last night, demonstrating a tricky yoga move by using Coco as her human wall. The Vampire Diaries star originally didn’t want to show off the move but Conan has powers of persuasion that no one can resist.
“You said that you do a lot of yoga and you actually said that you were going to show me yoga move out here and I will not be denied,” he said pounding his fist on the table.
Dobrev was eventually game, taking off her strappy heels in preparation. Once she told Conan she needed his help he literally walked over his desk in two steps and ripped off his suit jacket. Of course, The Soup’s Joel McHale nodded his encouragement the entire time, brainstorming ways to use the segment on his next episode.
Dobrev’s impressive yoga move got Conan a little too excited — her feet were nestled in his crotch — so he did a victory lap around his desk before yelling “best job in the world!”
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The people have spoken. These five female celebrities looked absolutely stunning at last night’s People’s Choice Awards in L.A.
Hundreds of television and movie stars as well as the hottest singers showed up to present awards. Katy Perry ended up winning the most awards in the music category but unfortunately she did not attend. It’s a shame, because I’m always excited to see what look Katy pulls off on the red carpet.
Here’s my pick for the top 5 best dressed women.
5. Kaley Cuoco
4. Emma Stone
3. Demi Lovato
2. Miley Cyrus
1. Nina Dobrev
Eight seasons running. A cult in Canadian pop culture. Winners of the Gemini, Teen Choice and Directors Guild of Canada Awards.
And now Degrassi: The Next Generation finally boasts its first red-carpet TV movie.
But known as a “show of the people”, the season 8 finale Paradise City: Degrassi Goes Hollywood premiere last Wednesday night at Toronto’s Bloor Cinema, allowed tons of lucky special-bracelet-wearing fans bask in Degrassi glory. A free-for-all for snagging autographs and pictures from their favorite cast members, and what’s more- the opportunity to enjoy the movie side-by-side with them too.
And the word got out not only to lucky fans. Among a packed-to-the-brim theatre audience was Camp Rock 2 stars Jordan Francis and Matthew “Mdot” Finley, So You Think You Can Dance Canada winner Nico Archambault, MuchMusic VJ Devon Soltendieck and MTV Live‘s Nicole Holness.
Fans of “High School Musical” need to get ready for their newest love: MTV’s new movie musical “The American Mall.”
To help introduce their audience slowly, before mind-boggling obsession will inevitably set in, MTV will launch the official web site today, www.vmtv.com.
The virtual Mall site allows fans to get to know the cast, including “The O.C” star Autumn Reeser, “Degrassi: The Next Generation” cast member Nina Dobrev, and dreamy “So You Think You Can Dance” contestant Neil Haskell. The site includes virtual tours of the set, video diaries, and exclusive photos and footage.
Fans can then blog about the movie, and attend events, like the virtual karaoke party on August 22.
The movie, airing Monday, August 11, “is the story of Ally, a hardworking young woman whose mother has owned a music shop that’s been the soul of the mall ever since it opened when Ally was a kid. Ally’s singer/songwriter dreams seem to come closer to fruition when she meets Joey, a musician who’s moonlighting as a janitor at the mall in order to support his own rock star ambitions. While Joey understands her songs (and heart) like no one else, Ally’s happiness and the fate of the music store are threatened when the mall owner’s spoiled daughter Madison – who will stop at nothing to get what she wants – becomes involved.”
The soundtrack will be available in stores the day after it airs.