All my life I’ve waited for the American fashion elite to make tiaras publicly acceptable. Now, not only do I consider tiaras acceptable in every day life, I also apply this logic to halos and papal headdresses. The 2018 theme for the first Monday in May, “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination,” (or as I like to call it, “name that religious figure or artifact”) is far more straightforward than the themes of Met Balls passed. Some left little to the imagination, and some missed the mark by a mile: The Gucci crew (which includes Jared Leto and Lana Del Rey) came as the father, son and Mother Mary, Lena Waithe came as a flag, Katy Perry wore angel wings, Evan Rachel Wood came dressed as wings, Ariana Grande wore the Sistine Chapel, Selena Gomez wore essentially the same look she wore last year (while I did appreciate and admire the added bible verses), the Kardashians might as well have been wearing paper bags, Blake Lively ordered a party bus for her Versace mega masterpiece, and Rihanna unseated the pope. Read More
With a slightly cooler dress code and a few supermodels to spice things up, The Vanity Fair Oscar Party is the after party to end all after parties, welcoming A-listers of all industries to mix and mingle in fashion’s finest. Let me put it in perspective for you: I would rather attend the Vanity Fair Oscar Party over the actual Oscars. You can watch the Oscars online the next day. Call me crazy but I for one would much rather be sipping champagne and eating In and Out with Jennifer Lawrence than listening to yet another joke about last year’s best picture flop. After years of red carpet stalking, I can confidently say that the after party fashion is beginning to overtake the award show looks only hours before. Is it the exclusivity? The wide range of VIPs? The late hour? The collective looseness of all the hungry celebs who are finally done with their Oscar campaigns? Perhaps if someone would sneak me an invite one of these years I could find out…….. *ehem* Here’s lookin’ at you Vanity Fair. Read More
The Oscar went to all the people and films we knew it would, Rita Moreno arrived wearing the same dress she wore to the Oscars in 1962, a theater full of legally stoned fans got the surprise of their lives, Francis McDormand invited all of Hollywood to finance more female-led projects, #whywewearblack became #whywewearwhateverwewant, celebs donned sequins, patternless fabrics, bows, and bold hues, “The Shape of Water” won big, bringing amphibian love to an entirely new level, and there were just enough jokes made at the expense of last year’s best picture flop to satisfy us all into finally letting it go.
Do I even have to say it? Did you see the clean cerulean sequins on Mandy Moore? Did you experience the red-orange mash up—an incredibly difficult color combo—on Madeline Brewer? The bow tied buns of my 90s kid dreams on Millie Bobby Brown? THE DIOR HOROSCOPE on Natalia Dyer?! The only thing missing was a rainbow-maned unicorn and a shirtless Zac Efron. The Time’s Up movement is still with us, but the black looks are trickling out (at least for now). This colorful red carpet sent me to heaven and back. Enjoy.
Black is anything but simple. Black is a statement color, and in this case, it makes a very important one. This year’s all-black dress code at the 2018 Golden Globe Awards set the stage for one of the most interesting red carpet pre-shows I’ve ever seen. Read More
I’ve never before seen a woman wear horse heads over her boobies, but I will say this—that look is working (at least on Zendaya). There is no better event to build a best dressed list for than one planned and ordained by the fashion gods and goddesses of the world. It’s really way to much fun for someone like me, who loves any excuse to stampede my social media channels, stream events online and drink red wine in my PJs. Let’s raise a glass from our couches in tandem to all the celebrities willing to put in the red carpet effort. Neigh.
I spy with my little eye a big boot trend of the tight and knee-high variety. See for yourself: Peruse all the best-dressed celebs at the 2017 AMA’s, including the ones that weren’t technically there (ahem, Lady Gaga).
The young men of “Stranger Things” brought life and color back to red carpet mens fashion; “Big Little Lies” took home a well-deserved assemblage of Emmys; CBS’s money shot of Anna Chlumsky reacting to Sean Spicer’s cameo will go down in GIF history; and in an evening of firsts, Hulu made history as the first streaming service to take home an Emmy for best drama series; Donald Glover became the first African-American to win an Emmy for best director in a comedy series; Lena Waithe became the first African-American woman to win the Emmy for best writing in a comedy series; and Julia Louise Dreyfus became the record-holder for most Emmys awarded to an actor for a single role.
I decided to forego the VMA’s this year for the Game of Thrones season seven finale. I wasn’t about to miss out on ice dragons and badassery for petty celebrity drama and Katy Perry. This turned out to be a solid decision. As I recapped the event thoroughly the next morning, I wasn’t overwhelmed by the fashion or the show itself. Though, I can report that I was fascinated by Taylor Swift’s new music video for “Look What You Made Me Do,” though I think the song itself is just average. The video is full of hidden nuances that make it so fun to watch. Another highlight was Miley Cyrus’s “Younger Now” performance. She’s really coming into her own. Her new rockabilly look has me reminiscing about the good old days of “Hannah Montana.” I’ll be honest—she almost made the list this year. Almost. Keep it up, Cyrus!
With 60 meters of red carpet to cover over two weeks, the Cannes Film Festival is a glamorous showcase unlike any other. It’s a favorite annual event of mine, right up there next to the Met Gala and the Academy Awards. The Festival de Cannes was founded in 1946 and is currently in its 70th season. As is tradition, it was held at the Palais des Festivals et des Congres.
Festivals like this one, that are steep in tradition and prestige create a vacuum for business within the film industry. It’s the perfect trade agreement: Designers sell their work on A-list stars who are on the carpet to promote their films with their film executives who are there to sell distribution agreements for said films and hopefully secure credit for future projects, while their sponsors gain world-wide exposure. Everyone gets a piece of the pie. Read More