Each season during fashion week, I take part in a shameless yet addictive practice I like to call shoe porn. And I’m here on the blog today to share my fun with you. Step 1) Get a fabulous pedicure so you can properly imagine how you will look in your new shoes. Step 2) Apply an under eye mask because dark circles do not go with Prada slingbacks. Step 3) Pour yourself a glass of pino noir and raise it high to all the designers crafting shoes you’ll never be able to afford.
Disclaimer: Using your rent money to buy expensive shoes is a very bad idea. Let the record show that I encouraged you to give your wallet to a good friend while having this experience.
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
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!