Grammy Awards 2017 Best Dressed

Hey guys!

 

Sorry I’m a week behind, but here are my best dressed from The Grammy Awards.

Did you watch? I wasn’t able to because I don’t have cable.

I wasn’t too impressed with what I saw on the red carpet. It seemed like there wasn’t a whole lot of musicians who walked it. Anything goes at The Grammy’s really. It’s a more relaxed, fun award show from my understanding. Mostly there is a lot more SKIN showing.

  1. I LOVED Celine Dion in Zuhair Murad. That emerald green color is perfect. I’m wondering if she should have done without the bow in the middle though or took the ring off just because having both seems a bit much.

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2. Taraji P Henson in Marc Jacobs. I thought it was perfect for the night. Short and whimsical. It winks at her roll in Hidden Figures with the space themed.

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3. I loved Beyonce’s red glitter dress by Peter Dundas. Red glitter always makes me think of Dorothy’s glitter shoes in Wizard of Oz.  I didn’t see her walk the carpet though. She looks so ethereal. Dundas also designed her performance dress and wow…what a stunner!

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4. Maren Morris. I’m not sure who she is, but I think she is a new comer. Her dress is by Michael Costello (Project Runway Alum!) and I liked how it was kind of a romper and a dress. Overall a unique look.

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5. Nick Jonas in Balmain. He looks so chic and current. I love his studded jacket. I saw him in concert this past summer and loved it!! I love him. I always have since Jo Bros haha.

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Here’s other looks I thought were pretty, but a few I thought could have used some adjusting. I thought Katy Perry looked great in Tom Ford, but I thought I’d like the dress better if it was shorter and if it didn’t have such a dropped waist. I love her new hair color though; it really suits her. I liked the top of Rihanna’s Armani Prive dress, but thought the bottom was too poofy/looked like it went to a different dress, but at the same time I kind of like how she mixed them like that and it’s so cool and her.  The other dresses I thought were nice, but nothing super special. I did think Katharine McPhee (wearing Thai Nguyen) and Kat Grahm’s styling was super chic and sleek; they both look polished. I did really like Gaga’s studded jacket.  I liked Andra Day’s 60s look dress, but I’m not sure who designed it.

 

 

 

 

 

Who did you like from The Grammy’s??

 

Ready for next week?? It’s the big one…THE OSCARS!!

 

Until next time,

 

xoxo

 

spades forever!

 

H

 

*Most photos are from Instyle.com. The Beyonce one’s are stock photos. All credit goes to original photographer/source.*

 

The SAG Awards 2017 Best Dressed

Hey again!

How are you? Did you watch The SAGS last week? I didn’t even realize they were on and then I heard everyone talking about it; well, mainly the funny faces of Winona Ryder during her cast member’s acceptance speech. Her faces were hilarious though for sure.  There were so many meme’s going around.

In my opinion, a  SAG award (Screen Actor’s Guild) is the best one to win and the most prestigious. Many people think it’s an Oscar, but  at the SAG’s  it’s actors voting for actors. Essentially, your peers are voting for you. I think that says a lot more than a board of directors or whoever votes for the other ones.

So who are your best dressed??

There was a lot to choose from and a lot of good looks. I will get down to trends later, but lately I’m happy with what I’ve been seeing at award shows. It’s more color and print then I’ve seen in a while.

Let’s start with my number 1:

  1. I absolutely LOVED Michelle Dockery in that striped Elie Saab gown. The color, the shape, and of course the stripes. She really stuck out to me.

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2. I also loved Yara Shahidi in Naeem Khan. I didn’t realize she is the oldest daughter on Blackish until I looked her up. I like that show. It’s funny. Again, we see someone wearing stripes (seemed like a big trend for the night) and color. I loved it.

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3. Kirsten Dunst looked great in Christian Dior. I liked her ruffley dress. It was effortless and chic. I’m really a fan of white dresses at award shows. I think hers was a good moment. It was kind of a vintage vibe and looked like it had polka dots (some of my favorite things). Since my post about The Globes, I have seen Hidden Figures. I mean, wow, what a movie. I’m sad that I never learned about it growing up. It’s very inspiring. Not only for women, people of color, but really anyone trying to beat the odds. I loved it.

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4.  Julia Louis Dreyfus always makes my best dressed list. The dresses she picks are so lush and very nice style/quality. I’m not sure if it’s she who picks them out or she has a stylist, but either way she knows what looks best on her.  She got nominated for Veep. I didn’t realize that show was still on. I’ve never  seen it,  but I imagine it’s great. JLD wore Lula Rose to The SAGS. She always picks the column dresses and wearing her hair down. She looks so chic and effortless. I love how she wore gold and black.

 

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5. Last, I loved Cara Buono in Georges Hobeika. I love the tea length and the mix of pink and red. It’s really sweet. I didn’t realize she plays the mom on Stranger Things and I LOVE that show. It’s very good.

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Other trends I saw of the night:

  • Tulle
  • White
  • Suits on Women ( at least 3)
  • Sequins/Metallics (seems to always be popular at award shows)
  • Floral/Prints
  • Stripes (at least 4 dresses)
  • Caped Dresses

 

Here’s some of the other dresses I liked:

 

 

There were a lot of fun looks. I thought Amy Adams looked like a modern day Audrey Hepburn in Brandon Maxwell. Millie Bobby Brown is definitely one to watch. I love her in Stranger Things, but I think she’s going to be a real style star. She wore Armani and I love how she wore a Jennifer Behr headband (that brand was used a lot of Blair’s headbands in Gossip Girl). I loved Kate Hudson’s Dior cape dress; she looked so chic. Janelle Monae had such a fun look in Chanel. Thandie Newton’s dress was so unique by Schiaparelli (again I love black and gold together).  Bryce Dallas Dress The Population dress was only like $300. I love when celebs wear something an everyday woman could afford. I liked the sequins too and color. Everyone on my list and in the photos looked chic. The only thing is I wish Nicole Kidman’s Gucci dress didn’t have the parrots on the shoulders, but I loved that rich emerald green on her and the sequins.

So, who were your best dressed??

I know The Grammy’s are coming up and then The Oscar’s. I will keep my eye out.

Spades forever!

 

Stay fabulous!

 

xoxo,

 

H

 

*All Photos are from Instyle.com and credit belongs to original photographer.*

 

 

Golden Globes 2017 Best Dressed

Hello, hello!

I’ve been meaning to write this post for a while now. I wrote my best list the day after The Globes. Unfortunately, I didn’t actually see the show. I don’t have cable. I bet it was good though because Jimmy Fallon hosted. He’s a riot and so talented.

I love award season as there are so many amazing looks.

Let’s get into my best dressed.

  1. Sienna Miller is my number one in Michael Kors Collection. I thought her dress was so sleek and chic. I loved the cut outs. She looked so fresh and modern. I love her simply pony tail too with the black bow. I don’t know what she was in last year, unless she was presenting. I’ve always loved her style. I think she’s so cool and fashion forward. 

     

  2. I LOVED Janelle Monae in Armani. This is definitely something I’d wear and so my style. The polka dots! The tulle! She looked great. I heard she was in Hidden Figures. I haven’t seen it, but I’ve heard amazing things. 

    3. Millie Bobby Brown in Jenny Packham. I love her. She’s so sweet and I actually have seen Stranger Things. That show is so so good. I’m still working on it though, but Elle (who Brown plays) is my favorite character on the show. I loved her dress. I thought she looked really chic and age appropriate. She looks ethereal. Again, we see someone wearing tulle.

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4. Julia Louid Dreyfus was another one of my best dressed. I always love how she looks. She always dresses really chic and looks polished. The dresses she picks are effortless.  I guess she’s wearing Edition by Georges Chakra. I thought it looked like Tom Ford.

 

 

5. Last, I thought Hailee Steinfeld looked so beautiful. She’s wearing Vera Wang. I wanted to see her in Edge of Seventeen. I hear she was great in it. Again, another trend for the Globes this year: tulle. She’s looks so classic and very much like an Audrey Hepburn. I love the built in necklace.

 

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That’s my top 5 for sure. Who were your picks? I might do a follow up for some of the honorable mentions, but here are some trends I noticed at the Globes this year:

  • Pastel Pink (about 6 or 7 stars wore that color)
  • Floral Print
  • Sheer/Peekaboo dresses
  • Metallics, Glitter
  • Yellow (at least 5 dresses)
  • Women wearing tuxes (at least 3 stars word the trend)
  • Black and White

 

It was good to see so much color and print this year.

 

What do you think?

 

Can’t wait for the SAGS and The Oscars.

 

Stay fabulous!

 

Spades forever!

 

xoxo,

 

H

 

 

*All pictures are stock photos and all credit goes to original source/photographer.*

Top Trends of 2016

Hello, hello!

It’s been too long. Hopefully you are off to a fabulous 2017. I’m going to try to update my blog, but for now, let’s say goodbye to 2016 by talking about the top trends during the year.

  1. Chokers were still big in 2016. I remember wearing ones like this in the 90s when I was in elementary school. They made a come back in 2015 and look like they will be here a while. Everyone from Forever 21, H&M, to Asos is selling them. Talk about a throw back.

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2. Off the shoulder tops/dresses were pretty popular in 2016. You saw them worn on the runways of Milan, to celebrities, to your every day girl.

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Remember Rhianna’s 2016 MET Ball Dress? It was off the shoulder.

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3. Colored hair was still popular in 2016. I think it will be around for a while. Some are doing just streaks of it, some people are dying their whole head, some are doing their roots, some are just doing the underside of the hair. It’s a lot of fun and a way to update your look. I died my hair teal in 2016 and also had purple and teal streaks recently.  I love it. This picture is not me below, although I really like her hair. I think the teal and purple look so good and rich together.

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4. Athleisure was still pretty popular in 2016. Joggers, sneakers, etc. Basically nice athletic wear that can transfer as every day clothes too. I love it. I love joggers too. So comfortable. I think the athleisure trend is effortless and chic.

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4. There’s been a lot of throw back lines like with Adidas, Nike, Champion, and Calvin Kleins (#MyCalvins was a pretty big ad campaign in 2016). I remember a lot of these logos were popular in the 90s.

 

5. Sock Boots were kind of a thing, especially because of Kayne West. Remember his poor models passing out in the heat during NY fashion week? People loved this trend in 2016 (of sock boots, not passing out ha). If they couldn’t afford them, they would put socks over their heels or something to replicate the trend. I’m sure they sold similar versions at H&M or Forever21.

 

6. Pant suits were kind of popular mainly because of Hilary Clinton. It’s a good way to look polished and powerful.

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7. Last, velvet has kind of been making a comeback like in necklaces, fabrics, etc. It’s very 90’s. They also have been making velvet chokers too. Everything seems to be referencing the 90’s lately.

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That’s pretty much all I really noticed for fashion trends in 2016. Did I leave anything out?

 

Let me know in the comments below.

 

Stay fabulous!

 

Spades forever!

 

xoxo,

 

 

H

 

 

*All photos were found on Google and are stock images. I take no credit. All the credit goes to the photographer/original source.*

Halloween Costumes for the Fashion Girl

Hey guys!

I meant to write this a while ago, but there’s still a week until Halloween so I can squeeze this post in before it’s too late.

Halloween is a fun time of year, but especially for the fashion savvy girl. It can be a time for her to really show her personality. I think for the fashion savvy girl at Halloween, a lot of these items can be found in her closet. It’s everyday items she would wear but stepping it up a bit.

Here are some ideas for the fashion savvy girl to wear at Halloween time.

  1. Of Course I have to start off with the great Coco Chanel. She is the epitome of style and elegance. Wear a bunch of tweed in black and white, or black and white piped anything,  add layers and layers of pearls and you’re good to go. Don’t forget your quilted chain bag to really drive it home.  Optional: cigarette

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Here is me putting my rabbit in a Chanel shopping bag. I actually might be Chanel for Halloween this year.

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2. Any fashion lover dresses up for Audrey Hepburn at least once for Halloween and is forever inspired by her fashion choices daily. Of course the most famous role is, this scene from Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Again wear  LBD, lots of pearls, gloves, and tiara and you’re good. Don’t forget the croissant.

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If you want to be a little more unique, try a different scene from BAT.  Even a different movie. I once saw an Instagram friend dress up as her in the scene when she was in her pajamas and sleeping. I thought it was creative. I think she even made the eye mask. Just get an oversize white shirt, eye mask, and don’t forget Cat.

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My favorite scene is when Holly and “Fred” are doing things they have never done for the day. I love her in her orange coat. I used to own a few coats like that. Very fun. Don’t forget the animal mask to really get it right. If you have a boyfriend or a guy friend who would want to dress up as “Fred Baby,” that would be an awesome couples costume idea.

 

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3. Carrie Bradshaw from SATC. She is definitely the epitome of the fashion “it girl.” There’s so many options for this one. Pick a favorite outfit of hers and replicate it. Of course, the opening scene when she’s in the tutu is the most iconic. I like her with her train luggage too. Really you probably have all of what you need in your closet. Put it on like Carrie would. It would make a great group costume too to get all the girls; have each one of your friends dress up as one of the other characters.

 

 

4. I think this year dressing up as one of the Chanel’s from “Scream Queens” will be really popular. I love that show and especially the fashion. It’s pretty simple. Pick the one you like the best, or it even could be a group costume again, and channel your inner Chanel (haha great pun, no?). They wear a lot of pastels, tulle, light, ethereal kind of clothes. They love faux fur, white.  I like Chanel No. 3 the best. I love her ear muffs. I thought about being her this year.

 

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5. Another really popular costume for the fashion girl is a flapper. I love the 20’s. What a decadent era. You can have a lot of fun with this one. I’ve dresses up as a flapper a few times. It’s my favorite thing to do. Think short dresses, fringe, short hair (you can make it look short by pinning it under), headband across the head with a feather sticking up, pearls pearls pearls, sequins, t-strap heels, etc. Have fun with it.

 

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Here’s some other ideas:

6. Rosie the Riveter: This one is fun. I’ve been her before. Jean overalls or a denimn shirt, red lipstick, and the red scarf with white dots will do the trick.

7. Elle Woods from Legally Blonde: anything pink and don’t forget Bruiser.

8. Any of the girls from Mean Girls or it could be a group costume too. They wear lots of pink too, especially on Wednesdays. Think short, juicy couture, etc.

9. Jenna Lyons of J.Crew: Pull your hair back in a slick low pony, get faux black glasses, wear skinny jeans with stripes and a blazer, or mix prints, like florals with spots, and you will be just like her.

10. Jackie O.: I mean there’s so much you could do with her. To me, the most iconic look is her in that pink Chanel Suit when JFK got shot. It’s my favorite look of hers.

11. Really any of your current favorite fashion icons. Some of mine are Rachel Zoe (think boho, hippie chick, 70s-that’s very her), I love Karl Largerfeld (he only wears black with a hint of white and don’t forget his dark sunglasses and fingerless gloves),  Vicotira Beckham is one of my favorites (she wears a lot of sleek sheath dresses, dark sunglasses, and her Birkin bags), Iris Apfel with her giant eye glasses and layers of necklaces,bracelets and fun printed outfits. Donald Drawbertson from Instagram is popular. I saw some people dress up as him and then his instagram photo…how creative and I love his work.

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12. Fashion icons of the past too: Edie Sedgwick, Brigitte Bardot, it would be fun to be a painting of Andy’s Warhol’s like his Tomato Soup Can. Both Edie and Brigitte liked stripes.

13. Any of your favorite movie or TV character that is fashionably inclined. Blair Waldorf (bows bows and more bows), Cher from Clueless, Ugly Betty,  Margot Helen is a popular one from Royal Tenebaums (fur, dark eyeliner, etc).  I just saw Moonrise Kingdom and I think it would be fun to dress us as Suzy. Great movie and I loved the fashion. Get a long sleeved 60s look dress with the Peter Pan Collar, white knee high socks, and don’t forget her suitcase of books. Mindy from the Mindy Project would be good…lots of colors, prints, etc.

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14. I love dressing up as Minnie Mouse (all about the polk a dots!) or Dorothy (all about those shoes!). I guess this is kind of the same as your favorite fashionable/tv character.

15. A Pantone Color Swatch…especially from the current year. That would be fun. Just get a piece of white tag board and cut a hole in it. This is a bit of a DIY, but I think it would come together easy

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What do you think?

Do any of these ideas interest you?

Let me know what you’re dressing up this year in the comments below.

 

 

Spades forever!

 

Stay fabulous!

 

xoxo,

 

 

H

 

 

 

A List of Bags Every Fashion Lover Owns

Hello, hello headbandits!

Sorry it’s been so long. I’ve been meaning to blog for a while now but can’t seem to find the right words. I haven’t been keeping up on my outfits much anymore either…oops. I don’t use Insta anymore to be honest. It’s too much work. It’s like you have to use an app to get it to fit in picture box and then all the tags. I mainly post outfits to FB now. I will have to try to share some soon.

How’s your summer been? Mine was pretty great. I went to the Oregon Coast and Seattle recently. Fun times. More on that later though.

Crazy how it’s already September, right? We have a little bit of a chill in the air in the Inland Northwest and it gets dark way early now.

Moving right along…

I thought of this post recently and thought it would be fun to share my opinion about it. I’m really a bag/purse kind of girl.

I think there’s definitely a handful of bags that every fashion lover owns that are a staple in their wardrobe and classic pieces.

Most these pictures are from my own personal collection or if not are stock photos found on Google.

In no particular order:

  1. The vintage Coach leather crossbody bags in black or cognac. I have both. The leather is so lush and they really don’t make them like this anymore. These go with everything. They are timeless. Effortless.

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2. The vintage Dooney&Bourkes. Basically the same as the vintage Coach’s. These are timeless bags. IMG_20160903_1940144

 

3. The Birkin or Kelly bag by Hermes. This is one of the most coveted bags for every fashion lover. If she is lucky, she may get one in her life time. They are very expensive. Kris Jenner and Victoria Beckham own one in every color. These bags are iconic and classic.

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For the everyday fashion girl, she probably won’t be able to afford one. What don’t they start at at least 15 grand and up?? It is kind of crazy, but I would love one!

Anyways, companies do of course make Birkin or Kelly style bags which are a lot more affordable. My kate spade (left) and Dooney (right) kind of have that Hermes feel.

You can get the reproductions on Ebay too. I have a pink one. It’s at my parents so I wasn’t able to take the picture.

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4. A classic black or cognac leather bag. The cognac one is by Dooney and Bourke. It was my very first designer bag and I love it. It’s classic and I know I will have it forever. The leather is just incredible and I love the smell. The black one is kate spade. You can see most my bags right now are Dooney or kate spade. That’s my budget right now but I really like their workmanship too and their brands. Every fashion lover has her go to black or cognac leather bag. IMG_20160903_1943016

 

5. A red bag is a must have for every fashion lover to brighten up her wardrobe and have a pop of color. Mine here is of course kate spade. IMG_20160903_1944200

 

6.  A quilted leather chain bag preferably Chanel, but again these come in all different price ranges. Coco made them famous and they are still being made today. I don’t own one yet, but would love to one day. The one on the right is by kate spade. Michael Kors makes versions of them and pretty much every designer too. You can also get them at places like Forever 21 or H&M.

 

 

 

7.   Every fashion lover may try out the “It” bag of the season. They might want to test it out at the fast fashion type places before going for it. Examples are: the clear Chanel bags they had a few years ago, the bucket bags made popular again by Coach a few years back (I have a version from kate spade). Novelty type bags that every line does (mine is a jelly basket bag from kate spade). The backpack bags, etc etc.

Here’s a picture of all my designer bags. I love color so I like to own a bag in every color.

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What would you add to this list??

 

Did I miss any??

 

Thanks for reading.

 

Stay fabulous!

 

Spades forever!

 

xoxo,

 

H

 

Let’s Go Back, Back To The Oscars 2016

Hey hey headbandits!

Sorry for the lame title. It’s a rip on The Laguna Beach opening song by Hilary Duff.

I’ve been meaning to do this post forever and I know the Oscars were forever ago but I  want to catch up.

Did you watch?? I know it was back towards the end of February.

I watched most of it. I thought Chris Rock did great. I wasn’t sure how he’d do or react to some of the stars who wanted to boycott it since not a lot of blacks/diversity were nominated. I guess mainly Jada Pinkett Smith was the person who caused the drama. He surprised me. I thought he’d agree with her but he basically said there’s more important things to complain about regarding black lives/diversity. He called her out too. It was funny like basically saying she was complaining because her husband wasn’t nominated. “Jada said she’s not coming. I was like, ‘isn’t she on a tv show?’ Jada’s gonna boycott the Oscars? Jada boycotting the Oscars is like me boycotting Rihanna’s panties. I wasn’t invited!”

I don’t have a super long list of best dressed actually. I guess I wasn’t super impressed.

Here’s who I thought were the very best:

I thought Cate Blanchett was hands down the best dress. I loved her Armani dress. It’s one of my favorite colors and the flower details are spot on. I  was surprised she didn’t win best actress for Carl though.

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I absolutely loved Gaga in Brandon Maxwell. The dress over pants is so cool and modern. She looks great.

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Saoirse Ronan looked amazing too in Calvin Klein Collection. I love the sequins and color. I like that she wore her hair down. She looks cool,young,and modern. I thought she would win for Brooklyn but she didn’t. I guess she’s actually from Ireland so she wanted to wear that color of her dress and her earrings were for Ireland too. I think one was white and one was green. It’s good to see her acting again. I didn’t see her in the Lovely Bones but I remember she was nominated when she was younger.

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Here are some other dresses I liked:

  1. Daisy Ridley in Chanel. I’m not even sure who that actress is but I am always a fan of Chanel.
  2. Giuliana Rancic in Georges Chakra. She looks effortless. So simple. I think it would have even looked better with the flower details on the side gone.
  3. Julianne Moore always looks great. I love this Chanel dress.
  4. Margot Robbie in Tom Ford.
  5. Maria Menounous in Christian Siriano. I love the beading and shape. It’s very Gatsby.
  6. Olivia Munn in Stella McCartney. I love the color and simplicity of it.
  7. Rachel McAdams in August Getty Atelier. She looks young and fresh.

 

 

The only movie I saw that was nominated was Creed. I’d never seen any of those other Stallone movies but it was actually really good. He won the Golden Globe for best supporting actor, which I thought was cool.

I wanted to see Brooklyn and Room. I didn’t get to them yet. Room looks intense though. Brie Larson won best actress for it. She looked so familiar to me the whole time I was watching the show and I couldn’t figure it out. She was in the first 21 Jump Street. I think that’s cool that she won after that.

Actually, I did see Revenant right after the Oscars. I watched it with a friend. It wasn’t my cup of tea. It’s definitely a period piece. It was good just not my favorite kind of movie. I thought it was funny that Leo finally won an Oscar for this movie when he doesn’t really talk in this movie at all. It’s a bunch of grunting and what not. He’s just like, give me the Oscar already. haha! I thought he had better performances but good for him for finally winning one!

I started watching Hateful Eight one night too but it was so boring to me. The exposition was way too long. I think it’s 3 hours long. All of those Tarantino movies seem to have the same theme with bounty hunters and he uses the same actors a lot. I just recently saw Pulp Fiction and Django Unchained and those were really super good. Pulp Fiction blew my mind but again it had some of the same actors/bounty hunter theme. I just couldn’t finish or get into Hateful Eight.

Who did you like at The Oscars??

 

xoxo,

spades forever!

stay fabulous!

 

H

*All of the images I found on Instyle.com

Busy Week in Fashion-Met Gala ‘Manus x Machina’,Audrey Hepburn’s Birthday, and Kentucky Derby

Hey guys!

Sorry I’ve been MIA. I can’t even remember my last post. I will hopefully catch up soon.

I want to do an Oscar’s recap. I know it’s a bit behind, but better late than never!

I hope life’s been treating you beautifully. It’s warmed up quite a bit in the Pacific Northwest…where I live. It’s been in the 60-80s since about the end of April. Summer has hit early…maybe. Sometimes it will snow in June. No surprise though.

The first week in May was a pretty busy week in fashion. We had the Met Gala last Monday (The 2nd), Audrey Hepburn’s birthday was the 4th (Wednesday), and The Kentucky Derby was Saturday, I believe (May 7th).

Audrey would have been 87. I did a post on her a few years ago. I will try to find the link. If not, type in “Audrey” on my site and it should come up. I would have worn my Audrey shirt, but I’m moving and can’t find it. I think I wore polkadots that day. As many of my headbandits remember, I just love Audrey. Her grace and effortless inspires me. She is the epitome of chicness and style. She did a lot to help people too. She was an ambassador for UNICEF.

Hopefully I can do a recap of The Kentucky Derby too soon. I haven’t even looked at the fashion coverage yet, but I will.  I did a post year about what I would wear if I went. I’ve always loved this event because, as any hair accessory lover will know, that’s what it’s known for! The bigger the hat, the better. It looks so fun. I just want to go for that reason. haha! I know nothing about horse racing.

Ok, and now to what this post is mainly about: The Met Gala. Besides The Oscars, this is probably the main event for the fashion world. It’s this event that raises money for The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET) in New York. It’s followed in proportion with the opening of the new costume exhibit (from my understanding). I want to go so bad! I guess the tickets are super pricey though. That’s mainly why it appears celebs are there.

I haven’t seen the exhibit yet or researched it. I’m not sure if there’s a way to look at it online, but the theme this year was “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology.”

I guess it could be interpreted in a lot of different ways, but when I hear it, I think of all the 3D printing going on now and things of that nature. That is huge right now and how you can design/make your own printed fabric with computers.

I wasn’t really impressed with the dresses this year. There was a ton of silver glittery ones and they looked more Gatsby to me than technology. Maybe they were going for a futuristic vibe? A lot of them just seemed to be gowns that could be going to any red carpet.

There was only really a couple that, I thought, stuck to the theme. You don’t have to dress to the theme but it is highly encouraged and I think more fun that way.

The only one that stuck to the theme for me, was Kate Hudson.

She wore Altelier Versace and it looked like it had 3D printed designs on it. I’m not sure how they were made, but to me I totally got the dress with the theme of the event. I loved the dress too. She’s done a couple white moments on the red carpet and always look chic in them.

 

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I thought Emma Watson stayed true to the theme too. It wasn’t exactly my favorite look. I did like it but I didn’t love it. She’s doing the pants over dress thing again. I think that is so cool. I did that  as a kid in the 90s. Other kids didn’t get it. They would ask me why I was wearing a dress over pants. It was trivial to me. I would be like, well why are you wearing a shirt with pants?? haha! kids!  Glad to see it’s coming back. I was totally ahead of my time! Lady Gaga did it at the Oscars too…oh her white Atelier Versace gown/pants combo was stunning.

Oh wait, Gaga wore Brandon Maxwell to the Oscars. It looks a lot like Versace or Armani Prive.

Back to Emma Watson, her dress was Calvin Klein Collection but I read it was made out of garbage. I think water bottles and stuff. I think that is where fashion is going too with the “going green” and recycling bit. A lot of people now are into that and especially for fashion. It helps the planet but also makes them feel good, I guess. I didn’t even know they were pants at first till it was pointed out.

 

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I wasn’t really impressed with anyone else to be honest, like I  saying. They just were basic dresses. I didn’t see the MET theme in them.

I will show you a few I liked though.

We have Kristen Stewart in Chanel. I think she looks so hip,young, and cool.

Sienna Miller in Gucci. She always looks stunning to me.

Alexa Chung in Thankoon. I like her jumpsuit. She looks young and cool to me too.

Claire Danes in Zac Posen. I wasn’t a huge fan until I found out it lit up. She didn’t show it on the carpet though, that I saw. I think that is staying true to the theme. She looks like a modern day Cinderella.

Emma Roberts looks cool in Tory Burch. I dig the color and style. It’s very Bohemian.

Freida Pinto looks chic and effortless in Tory Burch too. I’m loving the white gowns.

Selena Gomez looks cool in Louis Vuitton. I like the polkadots with shrunk leather vest.

I like the color tulle of Lorde’s dress. It’s Valentino. I’m not sure what happened to her wrist though.

I love Lupita Nuong’o’s Calvin Klein Collection dress. Fun color and the sparkle. I don’t get the hair though. I read she was inspired by former African American hair styles though.

Poppy whoever (forget her last name) in Marchesa. Looks like a Gatsby dress though. It’s gorgeous.

Last but not least,

SJP.

I should have made her picture bigger. There’s been some drama over her Met Gala look. She’s usually the face of the event. She always dresses on tee with the theme. Now a lot of people don’t like her look. They don’t get it.

I kind of agree with them. I like it. She showed the back on Instagram. She had her hair pulled half up with a black bow and the bodice looked like a corset so it had some lacing in the back.

I guess she was inspired by the play Hamilton. It’s a new show about Alexander Hamilton, so you can see how she got inspired by that time period.

She got flack for it and defended it saying that she wanted it to be about the technology of the hand,the workmanship…something along that line. I just don’t think it’s for this event.

I love SJP though and normally love everything she wears, especially her Met Gala look. I do think it’s cool how she thought of an original idea and stands out. She’s always been unique and has a strong sense of self. I admire that in her. She takes risks.

 

I got all the photos off Instyle and they get all the credit. I’ve said it before, but I like there coverage the best.

This is all I have time for now.

Let me know your favorite Met Gala look!

Spades forever!

Stay fabulous!

 

xoxo,

 

H

 

 

Those Globes Though-My Favorite 2016 Golden Globes Looks

Hello, hello Headbandits!

I’ve been meaning to post this review of The Golden Globes 2016 red carpet looks for a while and I started working on it when the Globes were actually on, but I haven’t gotten the time to finish it. I thought I better hurry since The Oscars are this Sunday. Here are some of my favorite looks and trends I noticed.

 

 

Orange:

Amy Adams in Atelier Versace, Angela Bassett in an unknown orange gown, Giuliana Rancic in Alex Perry.

White:

Taraji P. Henson in Stella McCartney, Laverne Cox in Elizabeth Kennedy, Saoirse Ronan in Saint Laurent, Judith Light in an unknown white suit

Sequins were big:

Uzo Aduba in Talbot Runhof, Juliane Moore in her main squeeze Tom Ford, Jenna Dewan-Tatum in Zuhair Murad, Kate Bosworth in Dolce&Gabanna, and Taylor Schilling in a Thakoon suit (she looks so cool and edgy), Brie Larson in Calvin Klein.

Graphic/Lots of Color:

It was good to see a ton of color this year instead of black. I love color.

Maggie Gyllenhaal in Marc Jacobs, Jaimie Alexander in Genny, Jada Pinkett Smith in Versace, Queen Latifah in Badgley Mischka, J.Lo in Giambattista Vali,and I loved Katy Perry in Prada…the bow is so sweet.

Ethereal:

Amanda Peet in McQueen, Leslie Mann in Monique Lhuillier, Corinne Foxx-unknown, Malin Akerman in Reem Acra, and Lily James in Marchesa.

I liked J.Law’s red Dior dress too like how it kind of looks like a crop top and then it had cut outs on the side, but I didn’t like the necklace.

Oh yeah, please note I got most all these pictures at Instyle.com. I think they do the best red carpet coverage. A few I got on Google Images. I do not take credit for any of the images and give it all to the photographers.

Who did you like??

I’ll try to knock out the Grammy’s one before Sunday too!

 

xoxo,

 

 

H

 

Robert Burns Scottish Party and Those SAGS

Hello,hello headbandits!!

I went to the sickest party ever last night with a friend who is a friend of the host.

I don’t even know where to begin. I ate so much food. It was a buffet only dreams are made of. They had everything-ham, turkey, KFC chicken, lots of salads, haggis, etc. etc. I didn’t try the haggis though.

They had a room full of wine and expensive cheese-the cheeses were AWESOME especially Cougar Gold (a local fav that I just tried last night). The had a Scotch tasting room with big fish bowl glasses. I didn’t even drink. My firends tried to get me to. I don’t have much experince with alcohol or like it much for that matter. I had it in the big glass but it was confusing on how to get it down. It touched my lips and burned and I had enough-haha!

I just had fun conversing with the different people. I met this Ryan Reynolds look a like with a beard who had the best taste in literature. I’m talking Ginsberg, Thoreau, Emerson,David Foster Wallace, Salinger, and on and on. It was a treat talking to someone with such taste in lit. It’s hard to find people with such great taste in literature who isn’t in college. I really enjoyed talking to him.

Then I LOVED the Burns reading. It was so much fun. I didn’t know it was a thing at this party. People came prepared to read one of his poems. It was a competition of sorts. You were supposed to do it in a Scottish accent but I didn’t know how.  Next year I will come more prepared but the host let me read one out of his Burns book.  It made me miss my college days because we used to do readings all the time. I really wanted to do it to win a prize hahaha but it was fun too. I won a pair of  sweet tartan mugs. Heck yah! Afterwards a lot of people said how well I did. The host even said I did so well and I got a personal invite back from him for the following year. Pretty cool for a novice like me. 

 Then a group of us downstairs were just shooting breeze and telling jokes…..jokes! I forgot how much fun it is to just sit around telling jokes. Used to do that with my cousins as kids.

Def have more stories like how the host thought I was double fisting drinks in red solo cups, but it was just water in one and short bread cookies in the other (homemade-OMG SO GOOD). LOL I live for nights like this. Thanks for the invite Dan (a co-worker). This is what life is about…connecting. It was super super fun. 

I met some cool  people. This one gal I met was so bubbly and had a huge personality. She asked if I was an artist and I said yes. Then she said I was a fairy. She said I had good energy and was bubbly and vivacious and will go far in life. 🙂

This is what I wore. Most all of it is thrifted but the tee is Gap and the headband is Rue21. So fun!! Bunny not included. It’s my friend’s Sarah’s, Elizabeth Bennett aka Lizzie Boo (that’s what I call her). She’s a doll.

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Here’s before the night during the day: me and Ruthy just chilling.

We match!

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The Friday before. This past Friday. I finally found french macaroons!! It’s hard to find them in my city. We are big but small compared to some. We aren’t no NY or LA. Omg they were so cute and tasty.

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Great weekend.

Hey! Did you watch the SAGs?? I thought they were on the 30th but they have all the outfits last night so maybe it’s just filmed and showed later.

I’m still gonna do a Globes recap, but here are my favorites for 2016 SAGS:

In no particulat order:

  1. Ana Farris in the red Naeem Kann gown. I love the shape and color. I like how it’s a vintage style but with a modern twist with the slit.
  2. Kristen Wig in Roland Mouret. I love when someone does a pant at an event like this. She just looks super edgy and cool.
  3. Sofia Vergara! I LOVE this. She noramlly does the same va-va-voom shape and dress. This is still the dress but it’s usually sequin or something. I love the fresh take on the shape she always goes for. That color is divine.
  4. Brie Larson in the powder blue high slit Versace. I just love the high slit, color, and shape. It’s innovative and fresh to me.
  5. Emilia Clarke in the hot pink full skirt,deep v ball gown. Love the vintage shape, again, but with a modern twist.
  6. Rachel McAdams in the Elie Saab champagne and lace crop topish with full skirt. She looks so fresh and cool.
  7. Uzo Aduba in the emerald green glitter Zac Posen. Reminds me of the Emerald City. Looks stunning on her.

*all SAG photos from instyle.com and I give all the credit to the photographers there.

Who were your  favs?? The trends I saw, which make me so happy, were:

cut outs

high slits on one leg

deep v’s almost done to the belly button but someone they looked tasteful.

a lot of form fitting column type dresses.

ahhhh I LOVE all the color too. They had tons of color at the Globes too. It’s nice for me because I get bored of black all the time. I’m glad some are taking risks.

I have some honorable mentions too. It’s actually longer than the main list lol.

  1. Naomi Watts in the blue flower column dress with black sash around the waist. It was Burberry. She always looks great.
  2. Juliane Moor in the Givenchy lime green sequin dress. I just wish it was a big tigheter.
  3. Saoirse Ronan in the long sleeve blush speckled long sleeve Michael Kors dress. She looked effortless. I dug her messy hair too.
  4. K. Shipka Erden. The madmen girl! I never watched the show. She wore a Erdem dark purple sweetheart strapless ball gown with silver flowers. She looked great.
  5. C. Brownstein in the tea length grey-silver gown with faint graphic print and deep v that is covered by sheer material.
  6. Marissa Tomei in Zuhair Murad’s long sleeve v-neck ruched hunter green gown with the sequins. Very pretty.
  7. Eva Longoria in Julien Macdonald. It was more of a army green. long sleeve deep v studded and exposed skin slits. Column dress style. She looked great.
  8. J. Pare in Kaufmanfranco. Black silt dress. Very interesting siholette. It had a high necklace with no sleeves of sorts. Cut outs on the sides of her stomach. But the front had the cut out and it flared out in an A-line style and had pockets. Very cool and unique.
  9. January Jones in Schiaparelli Haute Couture. The mint green chiffon dress was stunning. Very ethereal. It had too much fabric though.

 

 

I will try to do the Globes recap here soon. I have it all written down.

 

Thanks for reading.

 

Stay fabulous.

 

Spades forever!

 

xoxo,

 

 

H