Thursday, February 27, 2014

Shock and Awe?

Mariah Carey is no stranger to attention or controversy. In her two decades a top the music ladder, she has public spats, public meltdowns, and public missteps. And on top of all that, she is a gifted singer, publicly. 

So when she took her turn to perform at the BET awards, it was no surprise to see her captivate the public with a solid performance. 

But, the news for once wasn't Mariah herself, it was her dress. Seen here, she shows side boob, top boob and every other kind of boob. I'm not a prude, but I think the dress upstaged the singer. 

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Sub-Zero Winter Fashion Blogger Contest

Fashion Blogger Caitlin McGahan


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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Rihanna to Fashion World: Ditch the Bra...or not

Rihanna is a pretty mess. She has an incredible bone structure, a pretty righteous bod and lovely eyes. 

Some days, she looks as poised and classic as a princess. But other days, she looks like she pulled herself out of a gutter after a night of swashbuckling and carousing. 

Well, her recent fashion advice to Vogue may offer some insight for why she's a pretty mess. 

Rihanna confided to the stalwart fashion magazine that she likes to wear either a bra, or a top but not both. 

She also intimated that she has a thing for baggy men's clothes. 

Now, why hide such beauty under these fashion choices?  from the Vogue March 2014 photo shoot

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Fashion Round Up

I know it's New York Fashion Week and Carolina Herrera has rightly been the center of attention. 

But, another designer made something of a splash this week too. Actress Eva Mendez released her spring collection for NY and Company. 

I was initially skeptical of the collection when it was announced in February of last year, but this spring collection is not without its charm. 

The Lace Maria dress and the Amelia dress are classic and flirty, while the Isabel Flutter Dress is a nice mix of vintage and playful. 

I endorse these three pieces. Enjoy. 

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The First Lady Shuts It Down At The State Dinner

The First Lady was an absolute vision at the state dinner...she shut it all the way down! And, the designer that she was wearing was the amazingly talented Carolina Herrera! A picture is definitely worth a thousand words here. 

Monday, February 10, 2014

Body Bag... High End Fashion Designer Makes a Tasteless Faux Pas

A celebrity endorsement of any product is almost always a good thing. 
When a company can illustrate that it's products are being used by hip, trendy celebrities, sales flourish. 
See for example Dr. Dre's Beats or Louboutin's boots as prime examples of this. 
So it should come as no surprise when the Valentino fashion house made note of the fact that actress Amy Adams was spotted with one of its bags from their 2014 spring collection. But, it was the location of where she was spotted, that was the issue.  Ms. Adams was attending the wake of friend, Philip Seymour Hoffman.  I think that's all that really needs to be said. Poor form, poor form. 

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Double threat? Popular Chef is Moonlighting

We know that Giada De Laurentiis can cook. The popular Food Network star whips up hearty and tasty dishes on her show "Home With Giada."

But, the celebrity chef, is about to try something new: modeling. Giada took a few minutes away from her kitchen to model a dazzling red, full-length gown designed by Carolina Herrera, at New York Fashion Week's Heart Truth Dress Collection Show. 

It's now official. Giada is really cooking. 

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Friday, February 7, 2014

Their Posse's on Broadway...PETA Hits Joe Namath for Superbowl Wear

I watched the Superbowl last Sunday. And I knew as soon as Joe Namath strutted out on the field wearing a three-quarter length fur coat, there was going to be an uproar. 

Not many celebrities have the audacity to sport fur nowadays. The forces that be have pretty much made the act of wearing it as shameful as attending a concert featuring Kenny G, Michael Bolton and Nickelback while wearing Mom Jeans. 

But, enter Joe Namath in all his furry glory. And we shouldn't have been the least surprised by his choice in coats. Since his playing days with the New York Jets in the 1960s, Broadway Joe has been known to wear a fur or two. 

PETA has unleashed unbridled outrage at Namath calling him an embarrassment and referring to his coat as a "cave persons."

I get that PETA wants to protect defenseless animals. I applaud that. But at 70, Namath looked pretty dazzling out there on the field, didn't he?

Thursday, February 6, 2014

A Royal Reign In..

We all love Duchess Kate Middleton's fashion choices. She mixes sensible and lavish, sublime with playful, colorful with basic, beautiful black so well. 

But, Kate's mother in law, the sitting queen of England, wants to improve Kate's style a bit. 

The queen has issued several dictum's regarding Kate's fashion choices. Among the dictum's, is a call for Kate to wear statement-making jewelry, tiaras, and dresses with hems below the knee. 

Kate is taking this all in stride. She has already contacted her favorite designers to have them begin work on several pieces. 

I'll be most interested to see how this all develops but, I'm sure Kate will look splendid no matter what she wears.                                                                                                                                  

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Tangerine Dream...Tangerine is the go to color for Spring

Tangerine.  The color is as yummy as its name sounds.

Worn last season by the Duchess, Kate Middleton, tangerine was a sleeper color last year.

However, this Spring, it's ready for a full on surge in popularity.  It's bold. It's fun. And, it says Spring is on its way. 

I'm not a skinny jeans fan (see my skinny jean article) but, I recommend a blouse, skirt, or shoes.