Monday, January 31, 2011

Red Carpet Fashion: Screen Actors Guild Awards 2011

Happy Monday loveys! Yesterday we saw some gloomy weather here in L.A. but that didn't stop the celebs looking fab on the red carpet for the 2011 SAG Awards. I've been so busy that I haven't even gotten to watch the show yet... but I did stay up past my bedtime to catch up on the red carpet (obvi!) It seems like with Spring right around the corner many ladies decided they wanted to wear the colors of the rainbow. Blues, Oranges, Reds and Violets were the most picked colors (and this best supporting actress nominee's colorful choice - she can pull it off only because she's 15!). Winter white was a popular color and an up and coming trend spotted - Belts are making a comeback! Another red carpet where I wasn't super impressed but still a handful of ladies looked great. I wanted to try out a poll for this round of Red Carpet Fashion - I love hearing your thoughts too.. so vote on the poll and leave me a comment below about your fav choice!

Mila Kunis in Alexander McQueen

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Video: Behind The Scenes from Black Swan by Swarovski

If you haven't seen this movie yet - I highly suggest you do. It's beyond. I've kind of been obsessed with it since I saw it - partly due to the fact that the costumes are fab-u-lous. (If I could ever get my hands on that white gown Nina wears in the film...) Check out this video put together by Swarovski about the costumes for Black Swan that were designed by the sister duo and great friend to Natalie Portman, Rodarte.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Steal Her Look For Less: Jessica Alba in Gucci

Jessica Alba is hitting Paris again look amazing everywhere she goes - again! In town for Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week, she showed up last night at a dinner given by French Vogue in honor of Gucci's creative director, Frida Giannini. One look at her amazing one of a kind Gucci dress and I fell in love! I took the liberty of finding some amazing styles similar to Jessica's - so you can show up looking smashing to a dinner party of your own! Jessica was smart and let her dress take center stage choosing neutrals and minimal jewelry to balance out her super glam look. Remember to keep one item the key focus with sparkles/detail and you'll be looking fabulous. Click on the pictures above to find out the details of each piece. Happy Wednesday! xoxo

image via People

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

In ♥ With This

I'm in need of these amazing shoes IMMEDIATELY. From Steve Madden and appropriately named "Partyy" how fabulous would they be with jeans and a white tee or a black dress. Perfect for a Valentine's date with my hubs! :)

image via Zappos

Monday, January 24, 2011

I Tried It: Ombré Hair Color

Since I have decided that 2011 will be my year to spice things up (I turn 25 this year which kind of freaks me out!) this weekend I ventured out to check off my first to-do on the list. I've been wanting to change up my hair for the longest time. I got the Brazilian Blowout at the end of the summer - and loved it. I fully intend to do it again this year closer to May so that I can really get great use out of it for beach days. I got my first taste of change and I was craving more. I decided  to go a little bit further down the path and do something other than just changing the texture of my hair. (But without the cut. I've been enjoying it long lately and I'm not quite ready to part with the length yet ;)) The next thing that came to mind - Color! I've always wanted to dye my hair so at first I thought about going drastic and doing it blonde. But Bill convinced me I might want to start with something smaller first to see if I liked it. After running through some ideas - it hit me! Ombré! I have seen so many celebrities rocking this new hair trend and looking amazing doing it. Drew Barrymore and Rachel Bilson to name a few. What is Ombré you ask? The look it's supposed to give is kind of like grown out roots. It usually starts out dark on the top and fades to a brighter color on the bottom - maybe honey brown or blonde. It's very bohemian and beachy (which I so heart). Plus, this would give me the hint of change I needed without any of the real color commitment. One of my favorite ladies to sport this look is the oh-so-gorgeous Lily Aldridge. She's a Victoria's Secret and model and the Queen of two-toned hair.

Totally gorg right?
I found a salon that was running a special and called to speak to a stylist. Jaye at Forme Salon was super informed about Ombre. We had a quick 10 minute conversation about what the process would entail and how drastic I wanted to go. I made my appointment for Saturday and printed out some pics to take with me. When I arrived at the salon I was super nervous - I was basically a color virgin! But I showed Jaye what I wanted and we talked about going just blonde enough on the ends without it being too "buttery". I'm pretty inquisitive whenever I take on a new project so I was asking questions every 5 minutes. I found out that before Jaye put the color on she teased the section of hair she was coloring so that the line of color would be softer and not so drastic. She also didn't do every single end on my head so that it would a littler bit more natural looking.
So cut to the end result: she took the foils off and I literally about fell out of the chair. I had blonde hair on the ends! And it looked pretty rad. I kind of totally loved it but told myself I needed to see if dried before I could make any judgements. I knew that it wouldn't look exactly like those celebrity photos I've seen but I still left the salon feeling pretty good.


Sorry I don't have better pictures right now - I haven't had time to really style it. Plus it's much more blonder in the back on the bottom than this picture is doing justice. I can't wait to see what it will look like when it's straight. So far, I love it. I also am pumped about the fact that I didn't have to make a commitment of coloring my hair every so often since I left my roots alone. Plus as my friend Katie put it my hair looks "sunkissed". Have you ever tried this? Are you interested? Do you like it? Let me know! xoxo and Happy Monday!
images via Glamour and We Heart It

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Red Carpet Fashion: Golden Globes 2011

Ok.. Ok.. OK! I know this post is extremely late - I am sorry! Blogging has been on my mind lately - I just haven't had the time to put anything down yet! I guess it's better late than never right ;) So some of you emailed me dying to know my picks for my favorite dresses from Sunday's Golden Globes. I was honestly a little hesitant after every celebrity showed up in a disastrous outfit at last week's People's Choice Awards. I couldn't even pick one look to post about. Zero!!  Last year the Globes brought out great fashion and the show was hilarious! This year - Ricky Gervais took a few below the belt hits and the tone wasn't quite as light. But, thankfully,the fashion was still pretty damn good... So let's check out my picks! :)

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Red Hot!

You may remember this past summer when I first spoke about my love affair with red. It has only grown - especially with the addition of this little number to my closet. I just noticed that two of my favorite actresses sported red on the red carpets for their movie premieres.. Let's see if you're in as much love with them as I am.


I love both of these women in movies and in the fashion world. Here they are chosing bold red choices and look amazing. Rachel McAdams stepped onto the red carpet in Berlin wearing a gorg Michael Kors gown with leather straps. Her messy updo is sexy and keeps the whole look from being so polished - which I love. Those straps add playfulness to the floor sweeping dress and I am loving the back - it's TDF.

Cameron Diaz looks absolutely unbelievable walking the Green carpet for her new movie The Green Hornet. My favorite color to pair with red is nude - and she looks stunning! Her one shoulder Azzaro cocktail dress and Casedi pumps are fab. Cam was actually my inspiration for chopping of my hair into a short bob with bangs back in 2005 but I'm totally loving her longer curly locks here. Check out this closeup of her makeup (pink lips with a red dress - totally works on her) and of those killer arms she has:

How freaking gorgeous is she?!? Love it!
So loves - do tell... are you loving these looks? Have you braved rocking a red frock yet? If not - I 
recommend you run out right now and grab one - no red carpet needed! In fact - we got one for my mom for Christmas and she LOVES it! If you want sexy back appeal like Rachel try this pick. Or for Cam's one shoulder cocktail style try this pick from LuLus or this one from ASOS. My one accessory pick when wearing this shade? Confidence!
1st image via People, 2nd image via InStyle, 3rd and 4th images via Getty

Friday, January 7, 2011

In ♥ With This: Lauren Conrad at Covergirl Celebration

Loving everything about this look right now... Especially those snakeskin booties... Lauren Conrad - can I please have your hair?! Thank you very much!

images via Getty Images
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