Sunday, September 22, 2013

Emmy Fashion 2013

I can't remember the last time I actually watched The Emmy Awards, however, it was a welcome addition to a rainy Sunday at home. NPH wasn't bad and I appreciated Jane Lynch's honest and touching tribute to an old friend of my husband and I. However, my favorite part of any awards show is the fashion. So, here are my picks for the best and worst dressed at the 2013 Emmy Awards.
My 10 Best (in no particular order):

Claire Danes in a beautiful antique-lace Armani Prive gown.
Elisabeth Moss in Andrew Gn. She often looks so mousey on Mad Men, so it was a real treat to see Moss sporting an edgy blond bob with her classy black and white gown.
Kaley Cuoco looking impeccable in Vera Wang.
Kerry Washington in Marchesa. The off-white looks beautiful over Washington's skin while the trailing flowers add a gorgeous touch of whimsy.
Kieren Shipka in Delpozo. This floral-embroidered dress is absolutely perfect and age-appropriate. 

Kit Harington rocking a fabulous three-piece suit. I love the satin collar and tie.
Sarah Hyland in a wonderfully vampy emerald green CH by Carolina Herrera gown.
Carla Gugino in a George Chakra dress that shows just enough skin to be both a little daring and very elegant.
Sofia Vergara is always a favorite for me and did not disappoint in this sexy Vera Wang number.
Tina Fey in Narciso Rodriguez. The colour and cut are perfectly flattering on Fey.
Best Dressed Couple:

Jon Hamm in Armani and Jennifer Westfeldt in J. Mendel.

Best Pregnant Style:

Morena Baccarin looking radient in Alexander McQueen.
My 10 Worst:
Aubrey Plaza in Marios Schwab. This would have fallen into the 'meh' category, but the random flowers pushed Ms. Plaza into my picks for worst dressed.
Emily Deshchanel in a terribly unflattering Houghton gown, likely from their seniors collection.
January Jones wearing an old, unflattering doily (Givenchy)
Julianna Hough in Jenny Packham. Granny panties...never appropriate red carpet attire.
Julie Bowen in Halston Heritage. Too much, just waaaay too much...of everything.
Lena Dunham in Prada. Altogether, too much fabric on Lena.
Lily Rabe in Vionnet. No words, just bad.
Julianna Margulies in Reed Krakoff. It's just a sad white tube with ink splatters.

Zosia Mamet in Honor. This dress would have been really pretty and an interesting departure from most of the other red carpet gowns had it not been for the white and black neck to boob attachment. WTF??
Amanda Peet in something awful. She ties with Zosia for worst of the worst.
Bonus: Gowns from space

Cat Deeley in Armani. I want to like this because it is daring, but the hip-dome just isn't working for me and reminds me of something likely seen in The Fifth Element.

Heidi Klum in Versace. I would have loved it without the strange neck to boob attachment (yet another!!) which just ruined it for me.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Casual Heels

Every year I resolve to wear more heels. Then, I think about it more and decide that I hate having uncomfortable feet and abandon the idea entirely. However, while scanning through some of my favorite blogs, I realize once again that heels worn casually just look awesome. I work a desk job so I am not exactly on my feet all day, so, tomorrow I am going to wear heels. I will plan my outfit tonight and make the leap tomorrow. Given that it is the rainy season here in Vancouver, I may compromise by wearing my new black Hunter boots to work and then changing when I get there. My other huge peeve is having wet makes me crazy. Now to start looking through my shoe collection.

Some inspiration...

Rachel Roy stilettos as seen on Keiko Lynn.

Manolo Blahnik strappy heels as seen on Karla's Closet.

Kandee Shoes Leopard Stud stilettos as seen on Ring My Bell.

Same Kandee Shoes Leopard Stud stilettos as seen on Ring My Bell.

As seen on Sea of Shoes.

ShoeMint pumps as seen on Sea of Shoes.
As seen on Sea of Shoes.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July!

To my American readers...Happy Fourth of July!

Look I Love...crew necks and skinnies

 As seen on Karla's Closet.

The leather jacket is also a fabulous addition!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Musique Monday...dang, a day late again

Arg, once again I am late with my Musique Monday post. However, this is a super fun song so you should just enjoy it! I found this song when looking for new music two weeks ago (although it is from 2010!). Then I heard it playing on Girls on Sunday night. It is a great summer song so go ahead and just add it to your playlist.

Mark Ronson & The Business International (feat. Q-Tip and Amanda Warner of MDNR)- Bang Bang Bang

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Musique Monday...a day late

It was along weekend here in Canada and I totally forgot to post yesterday, so here is my Musique Monday selection, Empire of the Sun- Walking on a Dream. We listened to this a bunch of times over the weekend. The video is totally weird and uber-hipster.

I think Empire of the Sun might be MGMT in disguise.

Empire of the Sun

Friday, May 18, 2012

Fantastic Film Friday

Another film that I am really looking forward to is Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom. This film just debuted at Cannes and is receiving rave reviews. Anderson is one of my favorite directors, which I have attested to in a previous post here. Thus, I will not go into too much detail about his film history since it is well documented in my previous post.

Moonrise definitely appears to have the typical Anderson aesthetic with fabulous set designs, costumes, and Andersonian quirkiness. I am also excited to see the new additions to his cast of actors as well the appearance of some absolute favorites. I feel a Wes Anderson movie would be incomplete without Bill Murray and Jason Schwarzman. Two newcomers, Kara Hayward and Jared Gilman play the mains in this and are said to be fantastic. Bruce Willis, Ed Norton, Tilda Swinton and Francis McDormand round out the cast and I am delighted. This film is chalked full of amazing actors which should make for a fabulous and highly entertaining feature.

The Premise:  Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, MOONRISE KINGDOM tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing off-shore -- and the peaceful island community is turned upside down in more ways than anyone can handle. Bruce Willis plays the local sheriff. Edward Norton is a Khaki Scout troop leader. Bill Murray and Frances McDormand portray the young girl's parents. The cast also includes Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman, and Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward as the boy and girl.
-From the official Moonrise Kingdom site

This film opens on May 25th. I can't wait!!

Check out the trailer and fall in love...

Here are some brilliant stills of the film to hold you over until the 25th:

I just came across this awesome tour of Moonrise Kingdom led by Bill Murray. Check it out:

Monday, May 14, 2012

Aspen 1971

I came across a fabulous post today on adventure journal about a series of photos shot in Aspen in 1971 by Life Magazine photographer, John Dominis. Dominis's focus was on an awesome scene of (hot) girls living in Aspen. Their style is amazing both on and off the ski hill.

Check them out:

Check out more great pics after the jump.

Musique Monday

One of my favorite bands is The Smiths. One of my favorite songs in the world and that ends up in almost all of my mixes is The Smith's, This Charming Man. From the first little guitar solo at the start I am hooked. It is arguably one of their most peppy songs however, the lyrics still capture The Smith's moody vibe.

Enjoy Morrisey's sparkly necklace in the video!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Fantastic Film Friday

Since I saw the trailer a couple months ago, I have been anxiously awaiting the release of Tim Burton's latest film, an adaptation of the British soap series, Dark Shadows. This film features some of Burton's acting staples including his favorite leading man, Johnny Depp, and Burton's wife, Helena Bonham Carter.

The premise: Barnabas (Johnny Depp) has the world at his feet-or at least the town of Collinsport, Maine. The master of Collinwood Manor, Barnabas is rich, powerful and an inveterate playboy...until he makes the grave mistake of breaking the heart of Angelique Bouchard (Eva Green). A witch, in every sense of the word, Angelique dooms him to a fate worse than death: turning him into a vampire, and then burying him alive. Two centuries later, Barnabas is inadvertently freed from his tomb and emerges into the very changed world of 1972. He returns to Collinwood Manor to find that his once-grand estate has fallen into ruin. The dysfunctional remnants of the Collins family have fared little better, each harboring their own dark secrets. (Rotten Tomatoes)

Hopefully Will and I will have a chance to see this on the weekend and I will add my own review.

Check out the trailer below and get pumped!