GLAM OR SHAM?: Kristin Davis Dazzles in Gold Vintage Norman Norell at the Sex and the City II UK Premiere
Kristin Davis is simply stunning at the Sex and the City II UK premiere.
The beautiful actress opted for a vintage Norman Norell gown from Decades that evoked 60's decadence and glamour.
Her second look from Decades (Kristin wore a Jean Desses gown from Decades to the NYC premiere), the halter gown boasted dazzling gold sequins and an elaborate jeweled band below the bustline.
Kristin completed the look with Jimmy Choo shoes and lovely, voluminous locks.
Do you love Kristin's glittering gold gown? What's your verdict: is it GLAM or a SHAM?
Photo: Getty Images.
GLAM OR SHAM?: Kim Cattrall Gives Us Old Hollywood in Thierry Mugler at the Sex and the City II UK Premiere
Kim Cattrall is the quintessential screen siren at Sex and the City II's UK premiere.
The actress wore a vintage Thierry Mugler corseted wrap gown, accented with a colorful Fred Leighton brooch.
The neckline, in which one bust is purposely higher than the other, is delightfully elegant and regal. And the draping elongates Kim's gorgeous figure. Her drop diamond earrings and bracelets made the look even more glamorous.
Cattrall's hair and makeup completed the Old Hollywood Glam look with sultry, marcel waves, full lashes and soft pink lips.
What do you think of Kim Cattrall's sophisticated look at the London premiere? Is it GLAM or just a SHAM?
Photo: Getty Images.
GLAM OR SHAM?: Sarah Jessica Parker Pays Tribute to Alexander McQueen...and Wears The Most Dramatic Hat
Though we all adored her yellow Valentino moment, it cannot compare to Sarah Jessica Parker's look at the UK premiere of Sex and the City II.
The lead actress paid tribute to her dear friend, the late Alexander McQueen in a gorgeous black and lace gown from his Spring 2008 collection. The tulle and contrast of the lace bodice is so high-fashion, so McQueen.
Sarah Jessica Parker paired the look with a theatrical Phillip Treacy hat with sparkling embellishment and Alexander McQueen black lace platform.
While some think the hat looks like glittering tumbleweed, others think it is an appropriate tribute to McQueen who had a documented love for the dramatic.
As a sign that she is in mourning, Parker wore a black arm band with two stones.
Sarah Jessica Parker was a dear friend of Alexander McQueen and wore his gorgeous pale green dress to the Sex and the City premiere in London in 2008, also paired with a Phillip Treacy hat.
Here's what Parker had to say about the designer at the time of his passing: "He was talented well beyond his years, and the seriousness and unrivaled talent which he applied to his work is in bountiful display year after year and collection after collection," she said. "There has never been anyone like him. And there simply never will be. It has been a privilege for all of us to know you. You will be indescribably missed."
Parker was recently enlisted by the CFDA to present Alexander McQueen a posthumous award at this year's ceremony. And in other McQueen news, Sarah Burton, former director of Alexander McQueen's womenswear, was named Creative Director of the brand.
What do you think of SJP's dramatic tribute to her dear friend? Is it over-the-top or fashionably appropriate? GLAM or a SHAM?
Photo: Getty Images.
Let me start off by saying: I love the color of Cynthia Nixon's teal Narciso Rodriguez gown. It makes her strawberry blonde curls and eye color pop. Her earrings are also stunning. But that's where the compliments end.
I am the Weave Queen but her extensions looks super thin, and obviously fake. It seems as if Cynthia's hairstylist randomly decided to clip in a track before she stepped out the limo.
A better job of blending, and a thicker head of hair, would've fared better here. And I would've wore my hair off my neck in a gown that boasts such an intricate neckline.
Speaking of the neckline, I would've loved to see Cynthia in a dress that filled out her bust. This dress brings attention to her bustline, and not in a good way.
What do you think? Do you like Cynthia's long hair? What do you think of the gown? Glam or Sham?
Photo: Getty Images.
Because, after all, you can't be on QuickTrim, dress in bathing suits from their swimwear collection or in their clothing line from BeBe without having a tan! Duh.
Kourtney, Kim and Khloe Kardashian have finally dropped the beauty news about their upcoming Kardashian Beauty Line (which we all knew was coming since the news debuted about them being the new faces for PerfectSkin; not to mention Kim's appearance at this year's CEW Beauty Awards) and the first product is none other than the Kardashian Glamour Tan Self-Tanning Gel.
The gel will retail for $34 and is sold exclusively at Sephora stores and sephora.com. Evidently the girls have done their homework because it's chock full of antioxidants and vitamins C, E and D. It also contains the exclusive ingredient Imudulin, which stimulates Vitamin D production for anti-aging effect that softens lines and crepiness. (Just to make sure that older woman know that they can use it, too, I'm sure!)
I'm itching to get my hands on the stuff to test it out for myself. Do you think it will be any good Glamazons?
Maybe the comparisons to Lady Gaga were getting to her? Or maybe it was just the fact that the single Not Myself Tonight from the upcoming album tanked? (It debuted on the charts at #23. ) Or maybe it's because people aren't buying tickets?
Whatever it is, Christina Aguilera cancelled her upcoming summer tour and moved it to 2011 citing that it was due to "prior commitments" she made to her upcoming film Burlesque. "The singer felt she needed more time to rehearse the show and with less than a month between the album release and tour dates this wasn't possible," Live Nation (the tour's promoter) released in a statement.
And after she talked all that smack about how she was going to "wow" fans on this tour. Tsk, tsk, Christina. She claims that she's just being herself, but I think she's just being extra. The girl's got amazing singing skills, so why can't she just sing? Why does she have to show herself crawling all over the floor in tight leather, kissing girls and grabbing her crotch every 2.5 seconds? (I'm referring to her recent music video for the single Not Myself Tonight. Click here to watch it.)
Not that I'm against artists expressing themselves, but this just looks tired and old on her. Not impressed. Yawn.
Why oh why won't Jessica Simpson just hire a stylist?! She's such a pretty lady and, though she doesn't say the most intelligent things in the world (ie admitting to the world that she doesn't brush her teeth every day) she could still do so much better when it comes to dressing herself. She wonders why people call her fat...it's because she wears clothes that are too fussy or just don't fit.
Above, she attended the LG Fashion Party Monday night in a black and gray dress from Victoria Beckham's clothing line. But why did no one tell her that she's a bit too busty for it?!
Here she's looking a bit better on Tuesday night at the 35th Annual Gracie Awards Gala that she attended with her mom. I must say though, I LOVE her makeup and hair. That voluminous ponytail is giving me LIFE!
What do you think, Glamazons? Do you think the starlet should hire a stylist? Or continue dressing herself?
Alright, maybe I sensationalized that headline just a bit (lol) but Lindsay Lohan is totally playing porn star Linda Lovelace in the upcoming biopic, Inferno.
The movie posters for the film were released today and depict a brunette Lohan (she's recently gone back to blonde) looking her usual troubled, half-naked self. The pics were shot by celeb photographer Tyler Shields. I know she's a crazy hot mess, but I'm rooting for her and definitely plan on checking out the film.
What do you think of the movie posters, Glamazons? Are they GLAM or just a SHAM?
In what we can hardly call breaking news (since it was something that everyone knew already), singer Alicia Keys, 29, and music producer Swizz Beatz, 31, have formally announced that they're "expecting a baby and are engaged to be married in a private ceremony later this year" to People.com. I'm glad they decided to announce everything because Alicia has been obviously looking very pregnant for a while (see pics below). And, don't get me wrong, I love me some Alicia Keys, but don't you think that it's kind of messed up that she was totally screwing around with this guy that was (and still is) married?! I think it's interesting that no one talks about that. Hmmmmm....what do you think, Glamazons?
Keys hid her baby bump in this voluminous Dolce & Gabbana frock Thursday at the Keep A Child Alive Black Ball fundraiser in London, England.
Here she is hugging her fiance, Swizz. Can't you just see the love for him all over her face?!
And here she is above (and below) trying hard to disguise her baby bump in all black outfits. Sorry, that didn't work! lol
Hey Glamazons! So, as you know, I attended Patricia Fields' Swimsational Disco Soiree Tuesday night. The best part? I got the inside scoop on the hair and makeup looks created for the show! (Which, you all know, I LIVE for hahaha).
The makeup look was created by makeup artist Charlie for Vincent Longo. The inspiration? 1980's mannequins and soap opera stars!
"Pat wanted a very strong woman, because you kind of have to be to wear a bikini," Charlie said of the makeup look. "We created a strong eye that was quite light in the inner corner and then dark and elongated at the outer corner. We wanted it to be sooty, dramatic. For the cheeks, we used strong peach and pink blushes, a cheek for a brave, strong female. Lips depended on the skin tone of the girl: darker skin received a fuschia pink and lighter skin got a dramatic red lip."
Although the makeup was fierce, the hair was my favorite part! Lead hairstylist Rodney Cutler (for Redken; that's him at work below!) created a braided, fishtail updo...a great look for summer that's easy to do and looks like will keep you nice and cool. (It's also a cool alternative to a high bun). Here's how he created the look:
-Prep hair by applying Redken Align 12 Protective Straightening Lotion and blow dry through with a medium brush.
-Tightly gather into a high ponytail on the very top of the head (about three inches fromt he hair line) and secure with an elastic.
-To create the fish tail braid, split the hair to be braided into two equal sections. Pull a small strand of hair from the left section and add it to the right section. Then, pull a small strand of hair from the right section and add it to the left. This should create an "X." Repeat until all the hair is used. Secure with a plastic band.
-Pin the braid in upon itself right at the hairline.
-Finish the look with Redken's Vinyl Glam 02 Mega Shine Spray for shine and Force 23 Super Strength Finishing Spray for extra strong hold.
-Take a small piece of hair and wrap it around the elastic and secure with a bobby pin.
If I had known that there would be cross dressers, sequins, feathers and boas all over the place at the Patricia Fields fashion show Tuesday night, I would have worn an outfit more suitable for the occasion. I mean, I WAS attending a soiree for one of the zaniest fashion designers of them all (who just so happens to also be the brains behind the Sex And The City costumes) so I should have known better, right? Instead, I was wearing my LBD best and a cute tuxedo jacket; great for a cocktail party, but not for a fashion party such as this. But, alas, I still had a blast and it was nice to hear the cross dressers calling me "gorge" while there, so I didn't feel too bad!
Dubbed a "Swimsational Disco Soiree," the fashion show was a smorgasborg of bathing suits and cover-ups designed by Fields (ie David Dalrymple for House of Field), The Blonds and Ivan Sert. All shoes were from that fab Christian Siriano for Payless collection and gold jewelry from Ippolita. The sunglasses and and beach towels were designed by Field (House of Field).
I was allowed backstage access and got the low-down on this amazing hair created by none other than Rodney Cutler (for Redken). Forget those high-tower buns! It's all about a braid, and this inverted fish-tail braid updo is pretty epic.
"The high fishtail braid is a fun evening look and very wearable," Cutler said of the look. "We've seen so many buns up top and this is just taking it one step further."
[More on the hair and makeup looks in the next post].
Check out the pics below of the celeb attendees and looks from the fashion show below!
Patricia Fields arrives on the scene. I just love her fierce red hair!
The "waitresses" handing out drinks during the party were so awesome! I made friends with them all lol.
The glamazing Richie Rich
The fashion show and party were held on the rooftop at 230 Fifth Avenue. The view here is beautiful at night. I loved the potted palm trees that were all over the place!
Kelly Rowland was at the party as well. I have no clue what Pat was going through when this pic was taken...I think she was yelling or something....smh.
And (randomly) the model Jessica White was there. I'm still trying to figure out why she's relevant...and why she thinks that she shouldn't wear body lotion (ie her continuos state of ashiness, see elbows and heels pictured above) AND why she always has that tacky white deodorant showing underneath her armpits?!
The actual fashion show consisted of models walking around on this deck in the looks amongst mannequins. I loved the looks, but don't the suits are actually functional bathing suits. They're more like "lounging" suits haha.
|Diddy and Dr. Dre collaborate on DiddyBeats headphones.|
It's been a great past couple of months for King Combs. Diddy's successful clothing line, Sean John, inked a deal to be sold exclusively at Macy's. He joined the Interscope family and added Jay Electronica, Rick Ross and the fashionable Janelle Monae to his roster. And did I mention he has a hilarious role in the soon-to-be-released comedy, "Get Him to the Greek"?
This man doesn't sleep. While promoting his new film on the media circuit (which included a brilliant interview on my fave show, "Inside the Actor's Studio"), Diddy found time to launch in-ear high-performance headphones.
Because it's only right that you Diddy Bop to Diddy's music in Diddy's headphones. Duh.
|Yes what you see here folks is Anna Wintour Diddy Bopping at the MET Gala.|
Cleverly titled "Diddybeats," the headphones are as durable as they are stylish (and I'm a tough judge. I am always listening to my IPOD on the subway so cute, lasting headphones are a must for me).
A collaboration between Diddy, Monster, Beats by Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine (who also helped develop Mary J. Blige's "Melodies by MJB" sunglasses), the headphones will be sold exclusively at Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile for $150.
Jimmy Iovine told AllHipHop.com he chose Diddy specifically because "he's a pioneer in marrying music with fashion." And it doesn't get more fashionable than "Diddybeats" headphones. In fact, Diddy revealed to AllHipHop.com he wanted them to look as "fly as Ferraris." Man, I love this guy.
The fly headphones come in white, powdered pink and black. What? You mean no sequined silver color to recall his shiny suit days? Bummer.
Read more about "Diddybeats," Diddy's amazing new artists and what motivates him to stay at the top of his game here.
If there's one thing Sarah Jessica Parker's character, Carrie, is obsessed with, it's heels. Now, the real-life actress has caught the fever too.
For an appearance on the David Letterman show, Parker paired her sequined zebra print Bluemarine dress and white Stella McCartney blazer with a fabulous pair of Nicholas Kirkwood heels.
The to-die-for sandals made an appearance in her unfortunate Sex and the City II premiere afterparty look, but they look way hotter paired here with her minidress.
With sexy lace-up detail, a hot platform and color that fades from blue to black, these shoes are to-die-for! I especially love the lace design in the front; so unique!
What do you think of SJP's Nicholas Kirkwood moment? Do you love?
When I saw pictures of the fab twosome Victoria Beckham and Eva Longoria strutting their stuff on the red carpet as hosts for "A Night of Fashion And Technology with LG Mobile Phones" party Monday night at the Soho House in West Hollywood, C.A., I couldn't help but swoon. I'm officially in hair lust with Beckham's textured cut...and Longoria's low, messy bun looks perfect for summer. Beckham looked long and lean in a short, neutral colored frock (it's a shorter version of the full-length gown she rocked at the Oscar's from her Victoria Beckham Fall 2010 collection) and Brian Atwood pumps. Longoria-Parker looked cute in a ruffled cream and black Reem Acra dress and strappy, black Atwood heels. Side note: I think I need her shoes to live. Both starlets are currently the faces of LG mobile phones.
Turns out that the hairstylist behind this awesome hair is none other than celebrity hairstylist Ken Paves and he shared with The Glamazons how he created the look; so now, you can do it yourself at home!
Side note: I'm growing my hair out a little bit longer and styling it just like Beckham's...love!
Here's what he had to say about the inspiration behind the looks he created:
“I almost always get inspiration from what my clients are wearing – it tells the whole story when paired up with hair and makeup. Both Eva and Victoria chose outfits in nude shades that were modern yet feminine, clean and sexy! I decided the hair needed to be clean, simple with some slight texture to seem effortless, just like the clothes!”
Here's how to get Beckham's look:
-For Victoria, I started by using Self Help by Ken Paves A Shining Soul Volume-Friendly Glosser shine serum on her dried hair, concentrating on the ends.
-Then, using a 1-inch curling iron (try Ken Paves Professional Curling Iron) I took random pieces and curled some towards the front of her face and some towards the back, for a more piecy look.
-I finished off with a firm hairsrpray (try Self Help by Ken Paves Healthy Boundaries Hairspray) to provide hold and shine.
Here's how Beckham's hair looked from the back...isn't it super cute? Oh, and that tattoo is the business! Wonder what it means?
Aren't Eva and her husband, NBA's San Antonio Spurs Tony Parker, beyond adorbs?! I just love, love...and this picture...sigh. But, I digress...here's how to create her messy, low-bun look:
-To get Eva’s look, I started on her clean, air-dried hair that was free of any product.
-Once it was 95% air dry, I spritzed her hair with a texturizing spray (try Self Help by Ken Paves Stop Putting Up Walls Styling Mist to provide texture to the hair without buildup).
-Then using my hands, I loosely pulled her hair back into a low chignon, and secured it with bobby pins – not a rubber band – for a more effortless look.
-I then fingered through some firm hairspray to keep the volume on top intact and flyaways at bay.
Which hairdo look do you plan on stealing for yourself?
Word of advice, Liza Minnelli: If you're planning on launching a clothing line, do not come to a premiere wrapped in a glittery garbage bag.
The sartorial offense was made worse by the exposure of Minnelli's bra underneath the plastic off-the-shoulder top. That bra is clearly not made for show, but it could've been worse. She could've went braless. (Did you lose your breakfast yet?)
And to add insult to injury, the whole reason Minnelli is even at the premiere is because of (what I hear is...) a horrible rendition of 'Single Ladies' in Sex and the City II during the gay wedding scene (the irony of Minnelli performing at a gay wedding after her own, well, gay wedding is not lost on me). Sigh.
And now for the kicker, ladies and gentleman. Liza Minnelli considers this a perfect time to try and tell you how to dress. The star is teaming up with HSN for a line of clothing and jewelry dubbed The Liza Collection via All Headline News.
The limited edition collection of apparel and jewelry is inspired by Liza's personal wardrobe and iconic looks. Expect sequins galore (some even show up on a $130 boyfriend blazer) and lots of diamonds.
Of her line, Minnelli says: "My life has provided me the ability to amass a wonderful wardrobe designed by fashion's brightest stars...I am excited to work with HSN in launching The Liza Collection and to have the opportunity to share my favorite looks with millions of women who want to look fabulous and feel their very best."
To buy your own sequins and bling, visit HSN.com and watch the debut on HSN starting June 30th at 10PM. Let's hope the garbage bag isn't included.
Unless you've been living under a rock, you've spotted starlets like Sarah Jessica Parker, Janet Jackson and Letoya Luckett letting their bra show freely under sheer and lace blouses.
The trend is not for everyone. No matter how stylish or sexy, some ladies have a problem revealing their underwear. (Though in defense of the trend, I would say, a bra is better than nothing.)
Where do I stand? Well, I'm not completely against the look, when it's done right. But unless it's ultra sophisticated (like Janet) or tastefully sexy (like Letoya), it can look tackier than ever.
Check out the celebs who dared to bare their bra, and scroll down for tips:
Posing alongside former Destiny's Child member, Kelly Rowland, Letoya Luckett lets her bra peek out beneath her sheer and leather dress.
Flaunting her new haircut, Janet's lacy, gray bra adds a feminine flair to her sheer top.
Leighton Meester gets daringly sexy with a lace turtleneck and pants, with a simple black bra underneath.
Gwen Stefani makes the look casual with red bra under a slouchy top and pants. The pop of color is perfect for her look.
Katie Holmes leaves little to the imagination under a sheer t-shirt. The look is simple yet sexy.
If you're the kind of daring sex kitten who'd love to show a little lingerie, the following tips are a must:
-This is the most important tip of all. If you're showing your bra, please for the love of God let it be a decent bra. Liza Minnelli's strapless bra was all function, no fashion (only the first of her many offenses in that outfit). Not something you want to incorporate into your outfit.
- Make sure you have the right fit. Sarah Jessica Parker's bra was an epic fail because, well, her boobs didn't look pretty. Since you are putting so much emphasis on your girls, make sure they look perky. And beware: this trend is not for everyone. Too much cleavage can make you look like you should be in a Playboy ad. Not good, unless that was your intention. Wink.
-When it comes to the Peek-a-Boo bra trend, the operative word is..."Peek." Wearing your bra completely out is not the idea, but showing a hint of lingerie is both subtle and sexy. Though she's adorable, Zoe Saldana's look is a bit much to hit the town in. When rocking this trend, remember to cover up, if only slightly.
- Your bra is not merely a part of your outfit, it is the focal point. So it's no longer there just to support your girls, it's there for style. Go for pretty lace numbers or pops of color that add some flair to your look. Here are some chic bras that are just too pretty to be hidden:
With these tips, would you participate in the new Peek-a-Boo bra trend?