Monday, February 23, 2015

Oscars 2015: Reese, Emma, Rosamund, Gywneth

After a blissful week plus in Lake Tahoe, I just stepped in the door and am furiously seeking out photos to post and discuss with you. I wanted to start with Rosamund Pike, a woman who has pretty consistently disappointed me throughout awards season, then come back to absolutely slay in this rosebud Givenchy dress. That sculpted waist, the detailed reverse neckline, and the dramatic slit all made this a true Oscars arrival gown.  I won't talk about the shoes.
Reese Witherspoon, up for her second Oscar, was ladylike old Hollywood glam in this custom Tom Ford gown.
I love this look on her. She typically goes for a jewel tone with a defined waist and this changes it up while still highlighting her best features. I am in the minority in that I didn't like her hair. I wanted more volume on top and it would have been a winner. This felt purposefully flat to me.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

amfAR NYC: Kendall, Karlie, Coco, Heidi

 Kendall Jenner took a shot at her sister Khloe's current favorite look, the slicked back hair, for the amfAR gala in New York. Her bold red Romona Keveza gown was finished off perfectly with shimmering gold Loubs that would have made Cinderella jealous. Kendall seems to be focused on her career and not the headlines her dad is grabbing for his transition into a woman. Have you guys seen season 1 of Transparent? I was watching it when the news about Bruce came out and the parallels are pretty interesting. Makes me wonder if he watched it and found some motivation to come out?

 Ivanka Trump is one of my favs on Instagram. She posts honest and candid snaps into her life as a mother, businesswoman, and wife, coming across as shockingly normal. She looked lovely in J.Mendel. 

Monday, February 09, 2015

Grammy Fashion 2015: Bold Black

 The Grammy Awards are always filled with outlandish, fierce, and full-on wacky ensembles that make it a super fun red carpet to watch. I didn't catch the show last night; we've had some deliciously heavy storms that leave me even more tired at the end of the day and bed was calling my name early.  Because the attendees tend to go bold for this show, it was a surprise to see so many ladies in black.  Gwen Stefani made me clap in this Versace sculpted jumpsuit. Isn't it kind of cray to see her without her bold lips?
Giuliana Rancic stepped way outside her norm in this Inbal Dror pantsuit.
 She shared a side view so folks could see all the details and was barraged with comments about how thin she is. I'm not sure she looks any different? When you work every red carpet, it must be kind of fun to mix it up like this and I'm glad she tried something new.

Sunday, February 08, 2015

BAFTA 2015 Fashion: Reese, Dianna, Amy, Keira

Reese Witherspoon knows a jewel tone is a good thing on the red carpet. Her Stella McCartney dress is such a great shade of purple.
One more shot of this curvy look. Maybe filming with Sofia Vergara is rubbing off on her?
 Keira Knightley ditched the Chanel that was doing her no favors for Giambattista Valli. This soft, girlish look is more suited to her personality and works on the red carpet. She looks a little peaked though, must be rough making these international awards circuits when you're expecting. 

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Jessica Alba Launches Charity Necklace

Jessica Alba and Jennifer Meyer (jewelry designer and wife to Tobey Maguire) hosted a launch party for their heart pendants that support (Red). The sale of the necklaces provide medication to HIV+ pregnant women.
Jessica was chic in a Michael Kors crop top and midi skirt.

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Oscar Nominee Luncheon 2015

The Queen of Red Carpet Cool Emma Stone made sure she once again had the most chill and comfortable of ensembles for the Academy Award Nominee luncheon in Beverly Hills. She mixed patterns with ease in a Michael Kors sequined sweatshirt and airy polka dot skirt. Work for you?
 Reese Witherspoon wears the very popular shade of white as done by Giambattista Valli. It's very simple yet chic and I think the sandals really make the outfit pop. That's basically the amount of white I'm ok with on heels. 
 Rosamund Pike loves to pick exaggerated shapes and silhouettes. Her white Vionnet dress is a crisp little bubble. Are you into it?

Thursday, January 22, 2015

DON's Dishes: Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

My First Birthday
I have almost no sweet tooth and am probably one of the few people you know who likes just about everything except chocolate (and meat, but I still know that is delicious), so it surprised my Dad to hear what I really wanted on my birthday was my mom's Carrot Cake. She made it every birthday to please her chocolate-hating daughter, something that was always hard for a Cuban woman to understand. It was transformed into Grover, my favorite Sesame Street creature, and made way into a Pound Puppy cake with little puppy cupcakes.
Grover Cake Happiness

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