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best dressed of the 2014 met gala

The Costume Institute Awards held at the NYC Metropolitan Museum of Art is the Oscars of the fashion world.

These ladies are my pick for Best Dressed!

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(L) Blake Lively in Gucci & (R) Rihanna in Stella McCartney

BLAKE!!!!!!! I am so obsessed with her!

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(L) Emma Stone in Thakoon & (R) Charlize Theron in Dior

Honorable Mentions

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(L) Selena Gomez in DVF (C) Karolina Kurkova in Marchesa & (R) Cara Delevingne in Stella McCartney

Worst Dressed goes to Katie Holmes who I can’t even post a picture of because you just can’t unsee that level of hideousness.

seasons best dressed | sandra bullock

My goodness, Sandra Bullock has come into her fashion element this past awards season!  Not only did she give a great performance in Gravity, she was out of this world with her red carpet fashion!
Amazing actor & stunning brunette! 49 has never looked so good!
Take a look:

white perfection in Prabal Gurung for the Gravity premier
white perfection in Prabal Gurung for the Gravity premier
Pink & Red in Aussie designer Alex Perry at the Palm Springs International Film Festival
Pink & Red in Aussie designer Alex Perry at the Palm Springs International Film Festival
In Peter Pilotto at the People's Choice Awards
In Peter Pilotto at the People’s Choice Awards
Smartly dressed in Stella McCartney chic for the Oscar Nominees Luncheon
Smartly dressed in Stella McCartney chic for the Oscar Nominees Luncheon
Fashion forward in Prabul Gurung for the Golden Globes
Fashion forward in Prabul Gurung for the Golden Globes
OMG amazing in Lanvin for the Critic's Choice Awards
OMG amazing in Lanvin for the Critic’s Choice Awards
True Hollywood glamour in Alexander McQueen at the Academy Awards
True Hollywood glamour in Alexander McQueen at the Academy Awards

best of golden globes fashion

The Golden Globes are fun and a little irreverent,
especially with Tina Fey & Amy Poehler hosting!

My fave TV characters won – yay for Claire Danes & Damian Lewis for Homeland. And of course Hugh Jackman & Anne Hathaway for Les Mis!

But it’s the fashion that I really hang out for!

Here are my picks for best dressed…

black

Smoking hot Katherine McPhee in Theyskens Theory
Smoking hot Katherine McPhee in Theyskens Theory
the gorgeous Kate Hudson in Alexander McQueen
the gorgeous Kate Hudson in Alexander McQueen
I love love love Julianna Margulies! Did you see the back of this Pucci dress? Amazeballs!
I love love love Julianna Margulies! Did you see the back of this Pucci dress? Amazeballs!
Dame Helen Mirren smashes it in Badgley Mischka
Dame Helen Mirren smashes it in Badgley Mischka
the divine Globe winner Julianne Moore in custom Tom Ford
the divine Globe winner Julianne Moore in custom Tom Ford
funny girl Amy Poehler kicking butt in a Stella McCartney tuxedo
funny girl Amy Poehler kicking butt in a Stella McCartney tuxedo

rouge

best dressed! Naomi Watts in Zac Posen
best dressed! Naomi Watts in Zac Posen
if I looked like Jessica Alba I wouldnt get anything done as I'd be staring at myself in the mirror all day....so damn beautiful! in Dior.
if I looked like Jessica Alba I wouldn’t get anything done as I’d be staring at myself in the mirror all day….so damn beautiful! in Dior.
I am not ashamed to say I have a girl crush on this woman! Jennifer Lawrence in Christian Dior
I am not ashamed to say I have a girl crush on this woman! Jennifer Lawrence in Christian Dior

creamy blush

Amanda Seyfried in a etherial Givenchy dress
Amanda Seyfried in a etherial Givenchy dress
Megan Fox is an sexy renaissance angel in the Dolce & Gabbana dress
Megan Fox is an sexy renaissance angel in the Dolce & Gabbana dress
on the Live from the Red Carpet footage you could see the gorgeous delicate detail in this Cavalli dress. Hayden Panettiere has never looked better!
on the Live from the Red Carpet footage you could see the gorgeous delicate detail in this Cavalli dress. Hayden Panettiere has never looked better!
Amy Adams in 'ballet blush' Marchesa
Amy Adams in ‘ballet blush’ Marchesa

in bloom

Lucy Liu in a beautiful billowing Carolina Herrera
Lucy Liu taking a risk in a beautiful billowing Carolina Herrera

What were your favourite red carpet looks for the Golden Globes 2013?

Margherita Missoni | a gypsy wedding

the bride

Margherita Missoni (the Missoni dynasty heiress) married her long time love Eugenio Amos recently in the garden’s of her Italian home.

Margherita & Eugenio

True to her boho gypsy style, their wedding was a casual garden brunch event glammed up by her Missoni family (grandparents Rosita and Tai, and her mother Angela) and some celeb friends including photographer Mario Testino, ex-French Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld and Vogue Italia editor Franca Sozzani.

Margherita collaborated with Giambattista Valli for her etherial ivory wedding dress. The entertainment fit with the mystical gypsy theme including fortune tellers, gypsy musicians and acrobats.

Her bridesmaids were Tatiana Santo Domingo, Eugenie Niarchos and sister Teresa.

bride & groom

grandmother Rosita Missoni
mother-of-the-bride Angela Missoni

bridesmaids wore flower hair wreaths
brunch tables
table settings
the feast
Tatiana Santo Domingo, Eugenie Niarchos, Alexia Nied

the wildberry wedding cakes

[picture sources: NY Times, UK Telegraph, Vogue Italia]

suri’s burn book | blogstars

If you haven’t read the scathingly sarcastic yet hilarious diatribe from “Suri’s Burn Book: Well-Dressed Commentary from Hollywood’s Little Sweetheart” (written by ghost writer Allie Hagan) then you haven’t yet lived. All content from Suri’s Burn Book blog or twitter.

Suri’s Burn Book on Tumblr

A select few posts…

“Do you see what I have to put up with every day?”

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“You know how I know Katherine Heigl is a witch?
Because dark magic is the only way she could’ve gotten those jeans on.”

“Rumor has it Megan Fox is expecting a baby with her husband, Brian Austin Green. I guess I just didn’t know that vampires and trolls could have children together.”

Twitter gems (@surisburnbook):

@surisburnbook “Remember that time Katie wore orange to the Met Ball and then blamed me for it? Nice try, lady. As if.”
@surisburnbook “Halloween episode, indeed. This is going to give me nightmares.”
@surisburnbook “Whatever, Coco. You got to sit with Cher at Dancing with the Stars? My dad is friends with Oprah.”

fashion muse | Rooney Mara

Tonight I am going to see the The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. The Millennium Series is up there with my favourite reads and I loved the Swedish film adaptations, so in honour of this long awaited event (Daniel Craig as Mikael Blomkvist!!!) here are my favourite fashion moments thus far from Hollywood’s version of Lisbeth Salander.

Rooney Mara memorable fashion moments

in Louis Vuitton for TGWTDT Paris premiere
wearing Prabal Gurung for the NYC film premiere
at a photo-call in Madrid
in a jumpsuit by Roksanda Ilincic
wearing Calvin Klein at the Vogue Fashion Awards
wearing Michael Kors at the Berlin premiere of the film TGWTDT

*note, Im generally not a fan of the ‘mullet’ dress/skirt, but she makes it look fierce!!!

wearing Givenchy Couture at the London premiere of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
in Rodarte at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in NYC
shows us her modern edgy street style
wearing Miu Miu for another 'Tattoo premiere

Following Noomi Rapace‘s recreation of Lisbeth Salander in the Swedish version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009) is a tough gig and with past acting credits on Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) and The Social Network (2010) let’s hope this 26 year old can recreate a memorable adaptation of Salander that does the character justice.

three days…

…til True Blood Season 4

til then here are;

three pictures of Alexander Skarsgård

Skarsgård for Interview Magazine June2011
Skarsgård for GQ Magazine June2011
Alexander Skarsgård

three pictures of Anna Paquin

Paquin for Stella Magazine
Paquin for Nylon Magazine
Anna Paquin

three pictures of Stephen Moyer

Moyer for Details Magazine
Moyer for Entertainment Weekly
Moyer for Playboy

three pictures of Ryan Kwanten

Kwanten for GQ Magazine
Ryan Kwanten
Kwanten for SMH interview

three pictures of Joe Manganiello

Manganiello for People Magazine
Manganiello for Interview Magazine
Joe Manganiello

three pictures of Rutina Wesley

Wesley for Esquire Magazine
Wesley for Edge Magazine
Wesley for King Magazine

three pictures of Deborah Ann Woll

Woll for H Magazine
Woll for MarkT Beauty
Woll for H Magazine

what I’ve learned from O

I have such admiration for Oprah; what she’s achieved, her compassion, her generosity and her joie de vivre.

I don’t remember how or when I started watching Oprah. For as long as I remember there’s always just been Oprah….in light her final three episodes ever last week (and me shedding a tear or twenty) it got me thinking of all the things I’ve learnt from watching the Oprah show.

  • don’t judge a book by it’s cover; people come in many shapes, sizes, ethnicities and have such diverse backgrounds and experiences. I’m constantly learning never to assume you know someone’s values or beliefs simply by looking at them, or knowing where they grew up or went to college, who their friends with or how much money they have in their wallet. People can always surprise you. You don’t have to hold the same opinions to be friends with or respect someone.
  • embrace diversity; how boring would it be to open the wardrobe and only ever wear one colour, or to eat the same food every meal, or listen to the same band on the radio every day? It’s a simple analogy but the same applies to people. Racial diversity brings difference. And difference is the spice of life.
  • to accept myself fully; beauty and flaws and all. I don’t look like a supermodel and there are things about my body that I want to work on. I need to remember that looks aren’t everything. When you look at the bigger picture, like issues in your community or the adversity women face in other countries, then making sure that the cellulite on your butt gets the latest miracle cream just doesn’t seem all that important. As long as your healthy and your body functions for you, then learn to accept and love what you’ve got and not to equate your beauty to that of models and celebrities.
  • your health is important Oprah introduced me to her “women’s doctor” Dr Christiane Northrup. I bought her book Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom and it is amazing. She has an empowering approach to women’s health and wellness, and having spent over 25 years in obstetrics and gynecology she knows a thing or two about women and they way they work physiologically and mentally. This book changed my view on health and medicine.
  • you are not your circumstance; Oprah is the example of this. She came from very humble beginnings to become the influential woman that she is today. Her message has always been that you have the power to change what you don’t like about your life. Not everyone can make big changes in one attempt, but that shouldn’t stop us from constantly trying to better ourselves and our circumstances to reach our goals. Jay & I are pretty good examples of this. Without going too much into the details, we have both gotten to where we are in our lives and career purely on our own without financial help from our parents. We’re here in-spite of our parents and childhood circumstances. I think of my friends Mandy and Grace who are living their best lives despite their parents and childhood. You just have to make a decision and then keep inching out towards the top. I truly believe this.

I loved what one of Oprah’s guests said during the two-part second to last show. When speaking about what lasting legacy Oprah’s show will leave behind, Madonna said

“the legacy from the Oprah Winfrey show; everything you made us feel, dream, wish, wonder, believe, hope. All of it, felt by women and men in 150 countries around the world.”

To me, that’s what’s most important about what Oprah has given the world through her last 25 seasons of the Oprah Winfrey Show; that you have the power to make a great life possible. You just have to believe that you can. And do it.