So Angelina and Brad finally got married last weekend. All the other weddings that occurred this year no longer matter. You can all go home, you’re no longer needed.
I am not even going to pretend that I don’t care about the Jolie-Pitt clan, cause we all know I do. I literally shrieked with joy when I read the headline while browsing Twitter Thursday morning. With all the depressing news that seems to be coming in a never ending wave of despair and tragedy, it was nice to see something awesome. And, in celebration of their nuptials, I have composed a list of their most stylish moments.
Congrats you two crazy birds!
This year’s Met Gala was once again the best example of what not to wear to your friend’s wedding. The theme of “white tie and decorations” (seriously, who thinks up this shit?) was across the board, relatively easy to follow. The men really seemed to jump on the band wagon with the “white tie” aspect of the theme. And of course the women- oh the women– were decorated to the nines. It was a grand spectacle of extravagance and overflowing discretionary bank accounts.
Middle of the Road
I love a good midi length dress. I do not love the midi length beaded fishnet Kristen Stewart is wearing.
I just want to throw these ladies a shield, sword, and goblet of liquid gold. Maybe they will join forces and become a super group.
Crop Tops and Cut Outs
I am determined to find the appropriate crop top/skirt combination for myself to wear in my ordinary life. It will happen….one day.
This is where all of your bridesmaid and prom dresses aspire to be, yet none ever measure up.
Black White and Hot All Over
These two had major red carpet mojo working. SJP looks like a princess. A smiling, gloved princess. Anna K just look sexy as hell.
Between Charlize and Cara, black and white has never looked so good.
Lil Bo Peep Stunt Doubles
I love Chloe’s look. I really do. Lil Bo Peep just popped in my head for some reason. Naomi looks okay, by Lily and Anna confuse me. I think I am missing the point.
Long Story Short
Elizabeth Olsen looks fantastic and those shoes need to immediately be made into a cheaper/more affordable version that I can purchase at my local TJ Maxx. Lena, no.
The Strangers (ie, I didn’t read the invitation)
Valley of the Deep Vs
Deep Vs and high slits should not be on the same dress. It’s just too much.
Olivia looks fantastic and I am strangely loving Maggie’s look. Something about the combination of her hair color and complexion with the dress pattern works for me.
The Bigger The Better
Oh look, it’s Cinderella!
Blake Lively looks like a modern day Veronica Lake. I love every last bit of this look on her. And Ryan Reynolds is definitely working the double Ds-that’s short for “Dashing Debonair”.
As a lover of fashion, I never even considered downplaying my affection for getting dressed. It’s honestly my favorite part of the day. Although, it often starts the night before. I check the weather forecast the night before and think about my schedule for the upcoming day. Then, I consider my mood and who I want to be that day. It’s almost as if I’m playing a character. Sometimes I want to be a 1950’s Rockabilly girl. Other times I want to be a 1960’s socialite vacationing in Italy. I use my style to convey the many facets of my personality. It honestly never occurred to me that I should hide my enthusiasm for fashion. But, that’s exactly what Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie felt she had to do in order to be taken seriously as a writer.
In an Elle article, Chimamanda talks about how she finally let go of her fear of not being taken seriously and decided to wear the clothes that she wanted to wear. We, as women, are often so focused on being taken seriously that we try to fit into whatever prescribed mold is available to us. I think it’s about time we stop letting other people’s perception of how we should dress or act influence who we are. My work should be able to stand on its own. Meanwhile, I’ll be standing in my peep toe pumps and pencil skirt.
Read the entire Elle article here.
*photo credit Elle.com
I, for one, am so ready for Spring. I love Winter and cold weather and snow. But, a girl can only take so much. I need to break free of my heavy layers and step out in open toe sandals. Along with the changing season comes the chance to finally wear the trends that we saw on the runway back in September!
Now, Spring can be tricky fashion wise. It often still too brisk to go full bare legged, but the sunny days and fresh air beg you to set your legs free from heavy trousers and leather boots. The solution? Mui Mui.
Mui Mui Spring 2014 ready to wear is the perfect combination of pretty spring prints and chic layers that will help transition from the chilliest of days to the warm, spring nights.
Okay, so I know I’ve been AWOL for a while now. I finally moved into a lovely flat in the city and I am ready to jump back into the blogging world. As you all know, the academy awards will air next Sunday on March 3rd. I cannot wait to see what everyone will be wearing and which movies will receive the most the awards. Last year, I had actually seen the majority of the Best Picture nominees. This year I’ve only seen three- American Hustle, Wolf of Wall Street, and 12 Years A Slave. I loved all three movies, but I’m rooting for 12 Years A Slave (My fingers are crossed Steve McQueen! So are my legs, but that’s a different story for another time).
Now, my favorite part of any awards show is the red carpet so I can see what people are wearing and so I can laugh hysterically at the stupid questions the interviewers ask and the awkward moments that inevitably occur. Everyone is already speculating on what fashion darling Lupita Nyong’o is going to wear, and I am ready to get in on that action as well. So, without further ado, here are my picks for what the Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress nominees should wear.
Amy Adams (American Hustle) / Valentino
Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)/ Jenny Packham
Sandra Bullock (Gravity)/ John Galliano
Judi Dench (Philomena)/ Valentino
Meryl Streep (August: Osage County)/ Elie Saab
Best Supporting Actress
Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine)/ Oscar de la Renta
Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle) / Christian Dior
I would love to see her in the spunky peplum pants suit, but the dress is gorgeous as well.
Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave) / Oscar de la Renta
Julia Roberts (August: Osage County)/ Jenny Packham
June Squibb (Nebraska)/ Badgely Mischka