Friday, January 20, 2012
Cafe Gratitude is a favorite of mine in Hollywood, great for healthy grubs and making you feel like an idiot while ordering. Entrees have names like "I am comforted" and the "I am liberated". A ton of celebrities are catching on to this spot, including Anne Hathaway who ate their yesterday and Mindy Kaling who tweeted her love for it today. Yippies abound her in La La Land! (Yippies = yuppie hippies.) Zoe Saldana gets her grub on in Beverly Hills.
Ashley Tisdale must be averse to styling her own hair. I swear she is at Andy LeCompte or Byron and Tracy on the regular. Fellow blondie January Jones leaves the gym looking pretty fresh. I want to see that baby! As for my gym attending goal, this morning I set my alarm, got dressed for the gym, then got back in bed with my dog. Baby steps people, baby steps.
Sorry for the Beckinsale overload, but she's so rarely out on the promo trail and I have to show you her fab looks. Also, please see Jenny Packham done right. I just need to never see the looks that Vanessa Hudgens likes from this designer and I can be supportive. Kate sure loves sparkly neutrals, it's her thing!
Meow! Elizabeth Banks in one hot mama in Versace. She's lucky she got to this dress before Salma Hayek because she'd wear this in a heartbeat. Or Miley Cyrus for that matter. Random, but true.
Swoon. Rachel McAdams with a hot piece of arm candy in Collette Dinnigan.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Kate Beckinsale and Lauren Conrad each have like 10 looks, but they are such great looks I love them so. Especially Kate. Look at her outfit here. Gorg ombre hair, awesome Stella McCartney tuxedo jacket, pleather leggings to show off her hard work, and hot Fendi platforms. One chic mama, no? I still mourn the amazing, perfectly tailored Theory tuxedo jacket I left at a friend's one NYE that she promptly donated during a resolutionary cleaning spree. Le sigh.
Lauren ran errands in LA yesterday - not at Kate Somerville, damn her - in a summery sundress and her favorite Miu Miu sandals and Chloe bag that she toted all last summer. She's ready for warm weather. Sorry, it's not happening yet.
I actually went to put Khloe's Giuseppe Zanotti heels in my shopping cart when I got the dreaded sold out sign. Aren't they fabulous? She's totally overshadowing Kim here and I love it!
Jennifer Hudson has had some kind help along the way as she promotes her book. Her pretty pink dress is my favorite. How curvy and tiny does she look in the Elizabeth and James dress? I want! Sans sidebraid though. And her YSL heels take centerstage over her simple LBD. Looking good and proud you are out of the Herve dresses darling!
I'm not above handing out props when they are due and believe me, these ladies need all the encouragement we can give when they actually get it right. Just look at LiLo wearing court appropriate clothing to her favorite hangout - court! Conservative, muted colors, business trousers; I guess practice makes perfect, huh Lindz? And check out Jessica Simpson, all dressed up for dinner out an not a whiff of cleavage in sight! She also opted not to cover her growing baby bod in chunky, heavy fabrics and layers, which did not in fact camouflage the fact that nobody believes she's months from her due date.
I could just cry with pride. Look at my quirky little Kiki, all dressed up for a Rodarte dinner looking pretty as can be. You've finally graduated, my dear.
Miss Hudgens, thank you. One day off the promo trail and you found something that didn't make me gag to wear out shopping. You look lovely. Keep it up, I beg of you.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
This is true beauty. Rachel McAdams is what I aspire to pull off on a great day. This coat, that adorable, A line dress, those gorgeous nude, ruffled heeled Brian Atwoods. Perfection in the UK.
Jessica Alba is busy diving into her next venture-well really her husband's new day job-of Honest.com, a website that delivers organic baby goods monthly. Basically cashing in on the Birchbox/Shoedazzle method, which is a pretty smart venture. No surprise she's popping color with her wardrobe by Brad. He's really pushing it with these outfits, though. Those pink heels are no bueno and the green coat, by Doo.Ri, is way too bananas with an orange top and floral jeans.
Look how young and fab Lea Michele looks! Maybe she is the rare exception who should not work with a stylist? Love her shaggy, soft Brochu Walker heavy cardi combined with sexy OTK boots, great contrast. Pippa Middleton goes head to toe gray for a day at work.
Rachel Zoe covers up in a Missoni extra long cardigan.
Which looks would you wear?
So I kind of love my birthday.
And by the end of today, my Twitter friends will be like
But until then...I have lunch with my work bestie, an afternoon at Kate Somerville where I expect Lauren Conrad, Brit Brit, or somebody else amazing to be sitting in the waiting room when I arrive, and dinner with the sissy and friends. Saturday will be my LA birthday party because we cannot get enough celebrating in over here.
Gimme More! DON's Deal
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Final thoughts on the globes popping up here. Jessica Alba is gorgeous in pretty much anything she puts on. When you are prettier than the dress you are wearing, there was something a hair off. Here, I'd say it was the dress color because the Gucci dress itself is brilliant, but you can't help but land your eye on her rocking tan (been using Carrie Underwood's secret leg shimmer juice, I see), great earrings, and pretty hair. Loved Michelle Williams in Jason Wu. Why she is still sporting this brassy hair color is confusing me and this headband trend...what is it? Headbands on 30+ woman in formal gowns makes no sense at all. There's a time and place for headbands and it's not at an awards show.
Nicole Kidman often chooses looks that make her look severe. This dress, while by no means romantic or flowy, is one of her best choices in recent history. The color is drab, but the cut and accents, plus the loose, easy hair, make her look sexy in a way I never think she looks.
Can you please tell me what you think about this? I can't form words around SMG's look; I go back and forth with what I think. Nevermind, I think I have it. This look is more CMAs than Golden Globes. It takes me back to her being a soap actress as well. It's not that it's not pretty...I just think something is really off; wrong girl, wrong event, and WRONG BLUE EYE SHADOW.
And a quick note to showcase some really pretty short dress options. Victoria Justice is high on my who to watch list and looks amazing in Amen. Kate Walsh never misses an opportunity to show off her killer legs. This dress embraces the volume and drama of the 80's theme in a manageable way.
A fun, flirty Etro dress on Malin Akerman is post-party appropriate.
The accessories and easy hair make the look.
And nothing about Meryl Streep because she's effing perfect no matter what lunacy of a dress gets the pleasure of being near her.
Here's where we dive into the been-there-done-that, the too much of a trend, and the baby grandma trend. Let's start with my new favorite horror, baby grandmas.
Kelly Osbourne and Jessica Biel both dug around in their gam-gam's attic for something pretty to wear. Kelly's legit looks like something that sits in your laundromat/tailor's window on display for 5 decades so you know what they do inside in case you can't read. My guess is Jessica's grandmother was a knockout bride in this look. Maybe if she wore some makeup and brushed her hair I could have been proud of her.
You left your rollers in too long, paired them with oversized pearls and a belted turtleneck dress. All of this screams matronly when you should be showing us hot, fresh young actress. Jennifer Morrison, not the night to actually try to wear that bridesmaid dress one more time, complete with the gifted Stella and Dot flower earrings.
Oh dear God, baby Kiki alert. I know you want to be quirky like Zooey Deschanel, but you are just a hot mess. Side pony, belted bow dress in white with ruffle details, AND WHITE SHOES?! Blech.
I will never understand this dress because I'm consumed with her constipated poses. Understated, please, just once don't try to be the biggest look in the room.
Alright, Diane Lane and Julie Bowen look beautiful, but come on girls, quit it with the nudes.
Nudes with a turquoise statement necklace? Heidi, you are a model, you have no excuses for such a tired trick. I almost wanted to cry at Katharine McPhee's incredibly dull, failure of a dress on the brink of possible stardom. Washed out color, mullet cut with ruffles at a midi length, accessories that blend right into the background along with her. MISSED OPPORTUNITY.
And in the we've totally seen this before category:
Mila knows she messed up and is displeased. Reese Witherspoon, honestly, how many sweetheart structured Zac Posen gowns can a girl wear? It's pretty, but it was the first 5 times, too.
"What do you mean Cameron Diaz already went for this look?" Great color on her, flawed execution.