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Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson: Most Glamorous Couple Ever?

First of all, it should probably be illegal for a couple to be as ridiculously good looking as Diane and Joshua (aka Pacey Witter). I’ve loved him since the Might Ducks days when he was far less fashionable (remember when he bleached his hair?). And she is just so seemingly down to earth and girl-crush worthy. When you combine the two of them and add in a sprinkling of sickeningly sweet adoration for each other it’s almost unbearable.

See for yourself…

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Whether on the red carpet or strolling through the streets of Paris, these two always look amazing. I especially love when they coordinate outfits, as shown in that last photo. It’s something that could so easily be cheesy, but they always manage to look so laid back and cool. I just love them!

Is there a couple who’s style you covet? Do tell!


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2012 Espy’s Red Carpet Fashion

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Jessica Biel was adorable in a little white dress by Christian Dior Resort. The silhouette was perfect for a sports award show–and for her body (those legs are kind of ridiculous)! She looked fresh and fun from her hair right down to those amazing Nicholas Kirkwood for Roksanda Ilincic pumps with neon heels. How fab are they?

The best part is, you could totally (and pretty easily) make a similar pair yourself. You just need a pair of pumps, painter’s tape, and neon paint. Tape off any parts you don’t want painted and then have at it. Just make sure the paint is completely dry before removing the tape.

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From the front, Hayden Panettiere’s Armani gown was sort of blah. Yes, it’s pretty and sparkly but it could easily get lost in a sea of gowns. It’s just kind of average–until she turns around. The open back with that one band across is different and gives the gown a little sexiness that it was otherwise lacking. Not my favorite dress, but the back definitely bumped it up on my list!

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Speaking of sparkles, the always adorable Zooey Deschanel was a glittering ball of sunshine in her silver and gold Oscar de la Renta dress.  And the accessories! I love that boxy clutch and the addition of a red belt kept the look light and fun.

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Mommy-to-be Brittany Brees also looked pretty fabulous (aside from the hair). The plum color is beautiful and a great choice for her.  I also love the one shoulder and the bling embellishment. I love a chic prego!

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Last but not least, we have to talk about Maria Sharapova and her absolutely amazeballs J. Mendel gown. First, we have to get a look at this thing from all angles because one photo just doesn’t do it justice.

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I seriously don’t even know where to begin. This dress is perfection! The color is incredible. The details are insane–from the pleating to the braided straps, open back and sheer skirt. And the way it looks in the light! I am truly, madly, deeply in love.

What do you think?


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Red Carpet to Closet: Amanda Seyfried

If you read my blog with any regularity, you know I’m a huge red carpet geek. Any excuse to drool over pretty gowns and fab styling is OK by me.

What I (almost) like more is figuring out how I can translate my favorite looks into pieces that wouldn’t look terribly out of place in my own closet.  Last night’s Tony Awards gave me just that opportunity.

Amanda Seyfried / J. Crew dress / J. Crew belt / Marc Jacobs clutch / ASOS sandal

Amanda Seyfried strutted her stuff in a beaded Givenchy dress last night. I won’t lie, this look isn’t my favorite. The beading and change in color of the dress plus the bright belt is a bit much. What I absolutely love, however, is the combination of bluish-purple with bright pops of neon orange. So fresh and modern, don’t you think?

I decided to create a look that is inspired by Amanda Seyfried’s, but which is stripped of unnecessary extras. I focused on the color and I think the result is much cleaner and kind of perfect for summer. What do you think?


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Girl Crush: Michelle Williams

I have a huge girl crush on Michelle Williams. She’s so adorable and stylish and sweet. I kind of just want to scoop her up and put her in my pocket. And when I saw pictures of her and Jason Segel (one of my biggest WTF Crushes) canoodling recently, my love for her grew even bigger.

Whether she’s on the red carpet or taking on the streets of NY with her daughter, I always love her style. On the red carpet she’s generally very classic and feminine and demure. On the street she’s comfortable and casual, not unlike any other mom on the go.

sources: black bow, red, black, striped, sparkle

sources: chambray, shorts, play date, boots, flats

Aside from her style and taste in men, I love that her daughter always seems to be at the top of her priority list. While this is something that seems like a given it’s not always the case in Hollywood, where nannies seem to be with kids more than their parents.

Now I’ve said over and over again that I’m a huge awards show junkie and a big baby who is known to cry during acceptance speeches. Well, Michelle speech at the 2012 Golden Globes really got me (fast forward to the 1:30 mark if you want to skip the build up):

I think that pretty much says it all.


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Red Carpet to Closet: Jennifer Lawrence

Call me a dork, but I literally gasped when I first saw a photo of Jennifer Lawrence in the Prabal Gurung dress she wore to The Hunger Games premiere. This is not typically my kind of dress, but I absolutely love her in it! The cut, the fit, the seams–it’s seriously perfection!

I immediately started wondering if there was anything that even came close to it that a Real Girl could wear. I’m not really sure why this was a pressing question, considering I can’t imagine a single place I could have to go to where a sultry metallic dress would be a must, but I needed to know.

Splurge: ADAM, $200 / Steal: ASOS, $34

I’m sure people who know me will be shocked to hear this, but I’m kind of obsessed. Of course, the splurge is my favorite. I love the color and the paneling (as opposed to actual cutouts). But I can’t for the life of me figure out where I would wear a dress like this!

Where would you wear this dress?

While you think, I’m going to go do some lunges because the sight of Jennifer Lawrence’s butt in that dress is more than slightly depressing.


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2012 Oscar Fashion Round Up

I know I say this after every single awards show, but I’m such an awards show geek! I started the girls’ bedtime routine a little early last night to be sure I could be sitting in front of the TV with my little notebook watching the ridiculous red carpet coverage. Yeah, I know. I need a life. But I love the parade of gowns!

Last night wasn’t the most fantastic in terms of hits and misses, but I still have some favorites:

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The gorgeous green color of Viola Davis’s Vera Wang gown was stunning. I’m also a huge fan of the structured top paired with the more free-flowing pleated bottom. She looked absolutely amazing. I love that she went light with the jewelry and wore her hair short and natural. She looks so statuesque!

Kristen Wiig went with a more whimsical look. The frothy bottom of her J. Mendel gown was my favorite part. I also love the color on her, though it has been criticized a bit. Her hair has also been picked on as too casual, but I love her loose beachy waves. I think she looked fab.

Gwyneth Paltrow absolutely killed it in Tom Ford. Killed it! First of all, this mommy of two has an absolutely amazing body. To be able to wear a gown so fitted (and in white!) is no easy feat. She looks absolutely stunning. And the cape was a fantastic, unexpected addition to a look that was already fabulous. The back of her hair left a bit to be desired, but we can’t all be perfect, can we?

Ridiculous posing aside (I loved Jim Rash, co-writer of The Descendants and the Dean on Community, poking fun at her during their acceptance speech), Angelina Jolie looked stunning. The structured top and slit up the side of her Atelier Versace gown were fantastic. I wish someone would feed her some donuts, but that’s another post.

I love Michelle Williams. I just adore her. So I might be a little biased, but I thought she was gorgeous in that coral Louis Vuitton dress. From the color to the peplum and the pink clutch to the brooch, I thought she was beautiful.

Last but not least, I adored Cameron Diaz in Gucci! It really suited her beach babe aesthetic. The bottom of the gown was gorgeous and totally reminded me of water lapping the shore of the beach.

To be honest, there weren’t any gowns that I hated last night–mostly because no one really took any big risks (sorry Rooney Mara, but wearing white instead of black isn’t really a risk!).

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Sandra Bullock stepped out in Marchesa, who I usually love. But I was underwhelmed. I don’t really like the belt or the way the top cuts across her body. It wasn’t horrible, but it was meh.

Then there’s Emma Stone. I love her. I thought she did an incredible job presenting and that color is perfect for her. But the over-sized bow on her Giambattista Valli Couture gown swallowed her whole!

Kate Mara could have been perfection in her Jack Guisso couture gown (which reminds me a lot of some of my favorite new Marchesa gowns), if only that droopy arm bandage was snipped off and she stood up straight.

Maya Rudolph’s hair and makeup were gorgeous and the color of her Johanna Johnson gown was perfect for her. But I thought the shoulder and waist detail combined with the cuff was a bit much. I’d keep the shoulder detail, ditch the cuff, and embellish the waist with something less glitzy.

Do you agree with my roundup or do you think I got something totally wrong?


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2012 Grammy’s Fashion (and a little rant)

The magpie in me was on cloud nine last night as I watched glittery gown after glittery gown traipse down the red carpet. Take a look:

Adele in Armani

Can I first say that I love her? Her voice is absolutely amazing–and how can you not love someone who mentions her snotty nose in her acceptance speech?

The dress is fab. Sparkle sparkle sparkle, nip at the waist, boatneck. Perfection! I even loved her glittery silver shoes. I’m also a huge fan of the hair (although I think darker suits her better) and makeup. So classic and elegant. And her second dress was fabulous too. I love me some polka dots and lace!

Carrie Underwood in Gomez Garcia

I half love this gown. The sparkles are (obviously) fantastic. I love the neckline and the gorgeous open back. I just wish there was a little more skin shown in the front. Whether it be cap sleeves and a slit or a shorter hemline, I feel like something’s gotta give. I think a little embellishment at the waist would have helped too.

Katy Perry in Elie Saab

First of all, I’m totally obsessed with Elie Saab’s S/S 2012 couture collection. It’s amazing and I squealed when I saw that Katy Perry was rocking one of the gowns. The blue hair added a little edge and I’m so glad she stayed light with her accessories. That gown speaks for itself.

Then there was the straight up weird.

Fergie in Jean Paul Gaultier

OK. Let me be honest. If this dress wasn’t neon orange and there was maybe a little slip underneath, I would probably love it. I’m just really not feeling the Halloween. And the gold jewelry doesn’t work for me either. It looks like it should be chopped at the thigh and worn over a bikini on spring break in Miami–only I wouldn’t feel that way if it was in a different color.

Nicki Minaj in Versace

Nicki Minaj is usually out there and begging for attention, but this was weird even for her. She wore a red riding hood cape with Medusa on it and accessorized with red gloves (blech) and a Pope. I could’ve done without her, although I loved her minimal makeup:

Who knew she was so gorgeous underneath all the crap she wraps herself in? I wish she would go with makeup like this more often–and let her fashion choices follow suit.

Sasha Gradiva

What can you say about this? I don’t think anyone knew who this Russian-born recording artist was when she showed up with what can only be described as a video game vixen arm. She claims via Twitter that it was a statement on world peace, but I doubt anyone got that message. Ridiculous.

Before I wrap up, I’d also just like to add that I could have done without all of the Chris Brown being jammed down our throats. Celebrating and pushing for a comeback for someone who beat his girlfriend and has continued to show anger issues just feels dirty. I was not feeling it.

Did you watch the Grammy’s? What did you think?


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Red Carpet to Real Life

Some of the dresses on Sunday’s Golden  Globe red carpet were to die for. I particularly loved Charlize Theron’s look.

Soft and feminine, it was the epitome of romance. I think it would translate really well to a date night look– or even a look to incorporate in a wedding.

Here’s my “real girl” version of Charlize’s look:

Charlize photo via Divas and Dorks :: Donna Morgan dress :: Tasha headband :: vintage brooch
Charles David sandal :: Melie Bianco clutch

What do you think?


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Golden Globes Fashion

The best part about awards shows (especially the snooze fest that was this year’s Golden Globes) is always the fashion! Sure, sometimes an underdog’s speech will bring me to tears, but it’s the gowns that snap me to attention.

Here are my thoughts on this year’s Golden Globes fashion:

Favorite Looks

Reese Witherspoon in Zac Posen

Hot momma! I love everything about this look. The color and cut are bold and sexy but she kept her hair and makeup simple. By doing so, she avoidedlooking like she was trying too hard or looking like someone she’s not. She looks beautiful and natural and that dress fits her like a glove!

Salma Hayek in Gucci

Another hot momma! It’s no secret that I’m drawn to all things glittery, which is probably why I loved this look on Salma. The gown plays up her curves and is a little futuristic without straying from chic. Like Reese, she also kept her hair and makeup simple which allows the gown to shine in all its glory!

Kate Winslet in Jenny Packham

I love that Kate is a real girl who owns her curves. She looks flawless in this chic colorblock dress. I love the shoulders and the keyhole peekaboo. She shows a little skin but manages to keep it tasteful.

Emma Stone in Lanvin

Last but not least is the gorgeous Emma Stone. I love everything about this look. The color is fabulous and works really well with her skin tone. I love the shoulder details and the soft draping. I even think the eagle buckle is a pretty cool touch, even though I probably wouldn’t wear it myself. Combine that with her smoky eyes and we have perfection!

Least Favorite Looks

Angelina Jolie in Atelier Versace

She’s gorgeous. A large portion of the dress is gorgeous. But my major problem is with the color. It completely washes her out and the red is so severe (I know that’s her thing, I just don’t think it works here). And something about the clutch, collar and lips scream bridesmaid to me. Thumbs down.

Lea Michele in Marchesa

I’m not sure what I disliked more: the ice capades dress or the terrible in-your-face posing. Sadly, I think it was the dress. I usually love Marchesa, but the metallic color, sheer bits and ornate top all seemed to fight with each other and the result wasn’t pretty.

Amanda Peet in Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs is another designer that I usually love, but Amanda Peet looked sloppy and a little frumpy in this gown. While I like the fabric, the dress looks like it doesn’t fit her. I think the tiers were a little bit of overkill. I’m also not feeling the shoe choice in combination with this dress!

Sarah Michelle Gellar in Monique Lhuillier

I like a little bit of print to break up a bland red carpet. But this is a disaster. Not only does it look a little too bridal, but it looks like her daughter’s blue marker exploded all over it. To make matters worse, her hair gives her a bit of  a Barbie look. All I can think of is a deranged Barbie sitting atop a wedding cake (maybe some blue icing bled into her gown?).

Favorite Accessories

Charlize Theron’s headband

I loved Charlize’s entire look. That Dior gown is amazing. Seriously stunning. But I especially loved the headband, which isn’t something you often see on the red carpet (the adorable Michelle Williams also wore one).

Julianne Moore’s Fred Leighton earrings

Gorgeous! The color of these earrings really popped. They were the first thing I noticed about her! They worked flawlessly with both her hair and skin color and made a statement without being overbearing.

Heidi Klum’s Lorraine Schwartz necklace

I always love Heidi. What I love in particular about this necklace is how unexpected it is. You rarely see turquoise on the red carpet. But this bold piece works because she paired it with a simple nude dress.

What were your favorite and least favorite looks?


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2011 Emmy Fashion

Let’s just put it out there.  I’m a huge awards show nerd. Most of the time I could care less who goes home with a statue (although I was happy that my Jon Stewart–yes, my Jon Stewart–went home with a couple). For me, it’s all about the dresses!

And I have to say, last night I was a little underwhelmed. There were some pretties and there were some uglies, but for the most part the gowns were meh. Let’s start with the fab looks…


Lea Michele in Marchesa (front, back)

OK, how hot is the back of that gown? Love it! I’m also a big fan of the shoulders and the little sweep train going on in the back.

I would be over the moon if the neckline were slightly lower (mostly because it makes me feel a little claustrophobic). But you can’t really argue with the hotness of this dress.

Sofia Vergara in Vera Wang and Kate Winslet in Elie Saab

Sticking with the evening’s red hot trend, how gorgeous do these two curvy ladies look? The dresses work wonders on their bodies. They both look amazing! I especially love the neckline on Kate Winslet’s dress.

Katie Holmes in Calvin Klein and Cobie Smulders in Alberta Ferretti

These two totally wowed me in blue. I love Katie Holmes’ natural, minimal look (she wore no jewels and her hair and makeup were very low key) as well as Cobie Smulders’ vintage glam with a twist (her twist being that stunning, unexpected color).

Kaley Cuoco in Romona Keveza and Anna Paquin in Alexander McQueen

While I was loving the pops of color, I also have to give it up for the girls who wowed in black. I loved Kaley Cuoco’s sheer shoulder and her bright red accessories.

I’m not usually into the harness-like trend but Anna Paquin’s gold strappy detail paired with her drapy neckline totally work for me… Plus, I really wanted to work Soooookie into this post.


Gwyneth Paltrow in Pucci and Christina Hendricks in Johanna Johnson

I know not everyone will agree with me on this one, but I hated both of these looks–and I usually love their style.

First off, I don’t like Gwyneth’s bare midriff. I’ll be the first to admit she’s got a hot body from all of that pilates. But it’s just not working. The bottom of the dress is gorgeous, but once you hit the waist, it’s a total mullet dress: business down below, party up top–and not in a good way!

As for Christina Hendricks, I love a girl who loves and flaunts her curves. And I love a girl who loves glitter. But it was a huge “her cup runneth over” moment. Way too much heaving bosom for my taste. I have no problem with her showcasing those puppies, but last night was overkill.

Jayma Mays in Zuhair Murad and Julianna Margulies in Armani Prive

I disliked these two looks for two different reasons. For Jayma Mays, it’s not so much that I hate the dress, because there are things that I like about it (the vintage nod, the tiers, some of the lace). I just don’t think the color and her skin tone are a good match. Don’t you think it washes her out?

As for Julianna Margulies, my brother’s girlfriend said it best: she looks like she’s wearing a lampshade. That’s the perfect description for her very rigid bodice. It just looked weird and uncomfortable. I wasn’t a fan.

What do you think? What do you agree with me on and what do you think I got all wrong?


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