Well, that didn't go so well did it? I was all sorts of excited for my grand return to the world of celebrity fashion blogging and counted The People's Choice Award as my first hurrah. I'm completely and utterly underwhelmed. Anyone else?
What a painfully boring red carpet. Where were the Glee girls? Where were Diane Kruger and Pacey Whitter? Where was anyone else besides the Kardashians and Taylor Swift? And so much J. Mendel it's safe to say the brand is the official spokesperson of celeb cocktail dress chic?
Ok, ok... maybe I go too far. Yes Jennifer Aniston was there - and Leighton Meester and Mila Kunis and Natalie Portman. But their sartorial choices did not make up for the lackluster red carpet. It was all nude basic colors in short cocktail dresses. For once I'm glad for the likes of Kristen Stewart and Katy Perry for injecting a little life into this Awards season kickoff.
Let's read on for what I liked, disliked and was just plain bored out of my head by at The People's Choice Awards.
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Yeah, yeah, yeah. I know. Trust me. But I promise this time I have a perfectly good excuse for such an incredibly prolonged absence.
No I promise. It's coming don't worry.
In the meantime - I can promise you this; the 2011 Award Season will be the season of my return. If Stephen Dorff and the New Kids on the Block can make a comeback in 2011 - it's sure to happen for me.
PS - Can we just forget this whole apology business and go back to being friends? I thought so.
There's no question that Blake Lively and Alexa Chung are polar opposites when it comes to style. Always going for the uber sexy route, Blake manages to somehow make everything tighter and shorter while making her hair longer and fuller.
Alexa on the other hand, is the picture of London cool. Rarely showing that extra bit of skin, often found in flats and with a new penchant for calf length skirts, we wouldn't exactly describe Alexa's style as sexy. Don't get me wrong - she's the bees knees as far as I'm concerned, my numero uno fashion inspiration, but I can't in good conscience call her a sex pot.
So with all that in mind it's a wonder that both girls were distinctly fabulous in the exact same Chanel dress. Blake wore hers first, and managed to keep it pretty demure. Seems Serena's been taking some fashion advice from the big guns these days (ie Anna), and her red carpet looks have gone significantly more class, less sex. This dress the perfect example of said fashion metamorphosis. Of course the sky high Loubotins help in the vamp department.
Meanwhile, our girl Chung was her usual adorable little self in the mixed florals and slightly sexy see through panel dress. Alexa chose the dress for her front row stint at the Chanel SS 2011 show in Paris this week. She accessorized with black flat loafers and her hair in a trademark messy updo. How many times can I refer to her as adorable?
While Blake oozed confidence and sex appeal, Alexa gave us more of a girl next door thing. Who has your vote?
It's so nice seeing RBils being an active member of the fashion community isn't it? Not that she wasn't very present during NYFW - what with Fashion's Night Out, her Sunglass Hut duties and a quick appearance at DVF. But her Milan drop ins seem a little bit more special for some reason. Maybe it's that she's looking beyond sophisticated in an all black, lacey ensemble at the Matthew Williamson for Bulgari collection presentation. Doesn't Rachel look a bit like Lily Aldridge in that look? Either way the mix of lace, understated elegance and nude pumps are working wonders for our favorite little fashionista.
She was equally fashionable in something a tad edgier at Roberto Cavalli's SS 2011 show, also his 40th anniversary celebration. Lace up booties, printed mini skirt and strong shouldered blazer make for a rather "Kate Lanphear"esque look. Well as close to that as our adorable sweetie little RBils can get.
So which look of Rachel's do you prefer? Lady like head to toe black and lace or edgy with a pop of red mixed in?
PS: Rachel wasn't the only ex-OCer who's been making the rounds at Milan FW. Find out who after the jump...
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Spring 2011 is going to be the season of Barney Stinson! Ok, maybe it's more like Amanda Woodward. If Amanda were still running things at D&D Advertising today, we can bet that she would no longer be hiking up her skirts in her micro mini skirt suits - she'd be all about the power suit. Think Bianca Jagger circa Studio 54 - Spring 2011 is all about the wide legged, boyfriend blazered classic power suit. A bit of 40s Marlene Dietrich mixed in with that 70s disco glam (after all lots of these came down the runway shirtless) we love so much. Of course SS2011 was predominantly colorless, so obv lots of these guys are in their purest form of white. Just like Bianca.
Now, not all power suits are created equal, so some of you are going to be hitting the office wearing shorts next spring. As if we weren't thrilled enough with the ubiquitous party shorts (in all things velvet, suede, leather and denim) the newest short craze comes in the form of suits. Not talking those bermuda short suits that were popular a few years back - straight up short shorts (just like the Nair commercial), some of them even bootie shorts (ie bloomers) paired with very classic shaped jackets, and yes lots of those came in white too.
I can get on board with a sex kitten borrowed from the boys power pantsuit (I repeat, Amanda would be way proud), but shorts don't really scream office to me.
What do you guys think about the short suit?
Who doesn't love a deeply exaggerated low cut blouse? Ok, maybe me but that's another story all together. After day 2 of NYFW, I started to notice the designers penchant for all things chest baring. A mix between 90s minimalism, 70s glam and 20s sleekness, the deep V was seen on anything from blouses, vests, sweaters and gorgeously whispy dresses. Marc Jacobs, Alexander Wang, Altuzarra, Calvin Klein, Derek Lam, DVF, Donna Karan, Erin Fetherston, Edun and a slew of others were baring their models chests all over NYFW. It's not exactly a cleavage baring situation - well at least it isn't on the rail thin curve-less girls on the runway. The deep V of spring is more a showing off your belly button than your, um other assets, it's so deep yet covers up around the sides enough to keep things really nice and in place. As much as I'd like to fancy myself a low cut wearing kind of girl, I'm not sure this trend will do anything for me. I'll just stand on the sidelines wishing I was an A cup.
It seems the designers showing at New York Fashion Week this season are expecting a very rainy spring. We all know that April showers bring May flowers, and we get the message - staying dry will be a big priority this spring. With that in mind, trench coats were all over the runways in every shape and size. Ranging from the classic Burberryesque style at Michael Kors to a satiny orange seen at Marc Jacobs, even in the form of vests and dresses, the trench coat was a dominant force in spring time outerwear for 2011. Clearly the fashion industry is on top of the global warming situation and expecting some extreme climate ahead.