Ke$ha's coolness is pretty much immeasurable at this point. Like it's beyond science and politics and philosophy and magic how awesome she is. I certainly didn't need any more proof of this wondrous fact (yes, FACT), but if you do, just feast your eyes on the kit the songer wore to the RIAA Presidential Inaugural Charity Benefit on Jan 21st. Our girl showed up in a bright red power suit by Paul & Joe, customized with sparkly blue sequined stars and accessorized with some pretty amazing chunky bow-laden heels, a ton of rings, and a jeweled headband (which I usually HATE but for some reason on her it warms my heart with the heat of 1,000 suns). Also HER MAKE-UP. I. Just. Can't. I wish a photo of her in this outfit was on the dollar bill so I could have it in my wallet always (but not the five because I'm kinda broke).
What do you think of her look?
This may come as a shocker to you, beloved readers, but I don't wear a whole lot of white. Aside from the fact that it seems ill-suited to my disposition, I'm kind of a messy eater and I have an aversion to doing laundry too often. That being said, Taylor Swift and Emily Blunt are apparently not too much like me (in any department really, but this post is not about that, lucky for you). Both blonde beauties chose white gowns fo their respective awards shows this past week, each taking the same idea and making it her own. Taylor wore a twenties-inspired gown with a minimal twist, complete with daringly down-to-there v-neck, while Emily opted for more a Grecian thing, wearing a sleek dress with bejeweled collar and a slighter elevated hemline,
Which winter white lady wore it better?
Is it just me or did Lana Del Rey come out of nowhere, was suddenly everywhere, and now seems to only pop up here and there, looking a bit weirder every time? Okay so she actually came out of the Internet (which turned out to ACTUALLY be that she came out of a brilliant publicist) and "everywhere" really only extended to the fashion world, music blogs, and the occasional TV commercial, but here is a perfect example of her newly semi-skewed style. The singer popped up at the Camp Freddy residency (why? I don't know) at The Roxy on Dec. 21 sporting a low-key look (jeans and a leather jacket) with a high-rise hairstyle (long flowly locks with a mini-bouffant on top). The whole thing was probably meant to be very "Leader Of The Pack" but for some reason her pouf is coming across as more Snooki than Shangri-La.
What do you think of Lana's 'do?
Let me tell you a little secret: Khloe is my favorite Kardashian. I know it's not nice to play favorites, but I can't help it: she just seems so fun and cool and awesome. The reason I'm telling you this is to prove that when presenting you with this next fashion comparison I am totally unbiased because it's the other two. Kim Kardashian and Kourtney Kardashian showed up to the Kardashian Kollection For Dorothy Perkins launch in London on Nov 8 both wearing black dresses, but that's where the similarities end. Kim went sexy in a slinky long-sleeved shimmery black mini dress paired with nude sandals, while Kourtney went for a more fun, baroque look in a sheer high-neck ruffled dress with a patterened, pleated skirt and polka dot tights.
Which Kardashian do you think did black better?
I like unexpected yet awesome combinations. For example, bacon flavored ice cream or Tom Green and Drew Barrymore. This outfit is much like that: it has a business like feel from the polka-dots and high-neck of the top, but yet the amount of exposed midriff and slit in the front of the skirt make it very sexy secretary. And much like Flamin' Hot Cheetoes and whipped cream cheese, this combo definitely works for me.
Would you rock it?
Would you rock it?
Remember last week when I told you Jennifer Lawrence is straight up killing it (in those exact words)? Well in not shocking news, I continue to be right (and humble), and Jennifer continues to kill it. Fresh off a flurry of magazine cover coups, including an elegant turn for Vogue UK and a feathery showing for W, it was announced today that the 22-year old actress has been tapped as the new face of Dior. This not only elicits a giant NO BIG DEAL, but also puts her in the ranks of fellow fashion superstarlets Mila Kunis and Marion Cotillard. Specifically Jennifer will be the face of the iconic Miss Dior handbags, which fits perfectly for an icon in the making.
Jennifer told WWD, “It’s such a dream to represent an iconic brand that is synonymous with high fashion.”
What do you think of this news? Is Jennifer a good choice to represent Dior?
Sometimes I think fashion week exists to show me that there are many items of clothing that while on me would make me look like some combination of a clown and an eccentric hobo, on say, French women or New York It-Girls, looks totally awesome. For example, these high-waisted patterned pants that Sky Ferreira wore to Anna Dello Russo's H&M party in Paris on Sept 27. Were I to wear them to a party, someone would probably politely show me to the five-year-old's birthday party down the street, however when Sky wears them paired with a simple cropped black tee and platform black pumps, she looks chic and hip and awesome. What gives, world?
What do you think of Sky's look?
Soooo high-fashion is a whole thing. The point is for it to be envelope-pushing and forward-thinking and creative, but there are some designers in the ranks that are known for creating very edgy but very wearable collections. Alexander Wang is definitely one of these designers...usually. The fashion darling showed his Spring 2013 collection on Sept 8 in New York and some of the looks were eye-catching to say the least. For example, this ensemble made up of knee-high banded cut-out leather boots, banded cut-out leather shorts, a white top with leather details and you guessed it...cut-outs (although I think those are actually clear panels). The whole thing is topped off with a patent leather baseball cap thing making it one of the most interesting outfits I've seen in quite some time.
So...would you rock it?
She's been famous for a little while now, so it was only a matter of time before Elizabeth Olsen went from wholesome to edgy (it's the natural trajctory of fame, duh). Okay so maybe Mary-Kate and Ashley's younger sister didn't go completely punked out (like say, Miley Cyrus) but she is featured on the cover of the fall issue of Bullett Magazine rocking a choppy pale pink wig. However, she is also wearing a high-necked Chanel and Dior jewels, so maybe it's not as edgy as it is soft and pretty, which makes sense as this is the "Romance Issue" of the mag. I guess I'll have to wait a little longer for Lizzie to show up in a spiked dog collar and a mohawk (but my fingers are still crossed).
What do you think of Elizabeth Olsen with pink hair?
Kirsten Dunst is a pretty blonde with a pretty perfect body, so she can pretty much wear whatever she wants all of the time. Which is why I am sometimes surprised by the form that "whatever she wants" takes. For example, this bright blue dress she wore to the premiere of her new film Bachelorette on August 23rd. I love the color of the gown and how it's a touch slouchy and laid back (perfect for a Los Angeles evening). I also love the quirky little details: the loosely tied belt, the pockets, and the large blue buttons all give it a bit of a trench coat vibe, which is unexpected in a gown. So when I say surprised, I guess I don't mean not pleasantly.
What do you think of Dunst's dress?