Tag Archives: Angelina Jolie

The Look Works, but lets move on

26 Jan

Watching red carpet (my fave thing since I’ve worked so many) I know you always hear me say, “seen it”. I’ve been wanting to do a little write up on a look that I absolutely love, but it’s really time to put it away now, just for a little while. The simple, yet dramatic black gown paired with emerald earrings is stunning and  definitely a winning look. I first remember it on Angelina Jolie at the Oscars in 2009. Who doesn’t remember the statuesque queen-of-the-red-carpet in that strapless Elie Saab gown, hair swept up and back- framing the over-sized teardrop emerald earrings (fyi:$2.5mil) by Lorraine Schwartz….well  straight guys probably wouldn’t remember…but I do. Watching the 2010 Golden Globes I saw a similar look on Michelle Lea. Good interpretation. Michelle looked quite regal in her black strapless Oscar de la Renta ball gown and her diamond and emerald Chopard teardrops. Just a few weeks ago I noticed Deborah Messing AND Julianne Moore in the look at the 2012 Golden Globes. Debra amp’d it up by doing amethyst, emerald and blackened platinum earrings by Lorraine Schwartz.  Julianne Moore did some gorgeous beaded emerald tassels by Fred Leighton. I’m not complaining, but I guess I kinda am complaining. The look works – no doubt about it. And if I have to pick a “best of” it would be Queen Angelina…she started it and killed it! Although the combo of black dress/emerald earring is a winner, I would really like to not see it again for a while. It’s a unique look that’s not so unique anymore (note to stylists getting paid thousands to know this).

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Golden Globe Fashion-Fashwon Review: only the cool dresses

16 Jan

I have been to the Golden Globes many times and it’s one of the most fun fun award shows around. Let me clarify that I have worked the Golden Globes, not actually been invited. I think it’s because the show & the parties are all in the same building and I have to say that it’s much more relaxed than the Oscars. People have more fun at the GG’s, where at the Oscars you need passes for every 5 feet and sometimes they expire by 12noon or 2 pm or 5 pm, and everyone thinks they are so important. Ugh! So I enjoy the Globes very much…once at the InStyle party I enjoyed it waaay too much, which is a story only to be told after a few pitchers of margaritas. Now lets talk fashion…I mean “fashwon”! It was one of the best fashion award shows I’ve seen in a long time, but still it looks like everyone just wears the same dress over and over; the strapless, the one shoulder, the drape, the ruching…it all looks too familiar. This time around I am only concentrating on the dresses I thought were cool. No “Best” or “Worst” dress from me cuz in 2012 I am doing my best to give love to all and not create bad karma because I have my fill already…although….no, I’m not going to do it. I am going to do categories which will start with:

1) WORK IT & COMMIT! These ladies had severe fierceness and didn’t give it up one second.

-Angelina Jolie in Versace…ok, I said I wasn’t going to do give a “Best” dressed but if I was going to…she might be it. She is the queen of the red carpet. I do wish that someone would ask her who she’s wearing and she would say “Ver-sayse”.

-Tilda Swinton in Haider Ackermann. Anyone who wears Haider Ackermann is the coolest person ever. Hopefully one day I can afford an ebay 75%off sale Haider Ackermann item like a button or a piece of string, which is all I can afford. You know Tilda is just the coolest regardless of what she wears, but I love how her whole look is committed to itself.

-Evan Rachel Wood in Gucci. She just knows how to work a piece of art on the red carpet. She really needs to give posing lessons to other un-named-bad-posing actresses on the red carpet.

2) I AM SO HOT IN THIS DRESS! These ladies are showing of their sexiness and feeling their sexy selves in a perfectly designed dress that transforms their public persona.

-Michelle Lea in Marchesa. Now Michelle Lea always dresses well for the red carpet, but here she is sizzling. She knows she looks amazing! I love that she took a chance with this partially sheer sequin dress.

-Emma Stone in Lanvin. I think of Emma Stone as a cute cool chick, but here she is sexy chic. She is giving fashion confidence.

3) SWEET N’ CHIC: lovely ladies giving fashion.

-Zoey Deschanel in Prada. Zoey is the ultimate cute girl and here she has taken it to a new fashion level. Her sixties inspired hair and make up (by Makeup artist Jorjee Douglass) go excellent with her custom made Prada retro-y dress.

-Romola Garai in Alessandra Rich. I don’t know who Romola is or the designer Alessandra- but I do now! What a great collaboration of “sweet & chic”. Romola is my new fave actress & Alessandra is my new fave designer.

-Busy Phillips in Temperely London. I love Busy in Cougartown and I love that she wore Temperely. She is so darn cute and this dress has a cool California chic feel that suits her perfectly (which is ironic because its a British designer). I wish she was my best friend…but only if she’s like her Cougartown character.

4) FANTASTIC DRESS: these are designs I just am in love with.

-Diana Argon in Giles Deacon. Super amazing cutting edge fashion. She looks great, and I hate to say it, but wish her hair/makeup/accessories matched a little little bit better with the dress. I love that she is a risk taker. This is a piece of art.

-Georgina Chapman in Marchesa. She IS Marchesa and represents is perfectly; soooo gorgeous.

-Jessica Chastain in Givenchy. I love this dress. I love her curves…not in love with her hair, but it’s ok since she is such a great actress & I love red heads.

There are a few others that I would put as some kind of honorable mention like Claire Danes & Charlize Theron, but I’ve been on this for a while now and I’m tired. I give big fashwon (you have to say it like you’re from texas, instead of saying “fashion”) star to all the above ladies & designers & stylists & hair & makeup. Thanks for being so fab!

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