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SATC 2 Hollywood Premiere

Last night I had the pleasure of attending “The Glam Squad Remixx” a Sex in the City 2 VIP premiere; sponsored by Liquid Soul Media, BET Beauty Lounge, and Honey Magazine. It was a fashionable evening filled with food, cocktails, and a cute little gift bag filled with film paraphernalia. It truly was an awesome movie. I love the life stories of Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte, and Miranda; but I have always been in love with the goosebumps and  butterflies I get from Patricia Field’s genius work. Some have expressed that they were not impressed by the films fashions, but everyone has their own opinion, right? Well, the ladies looked stunning on the red carpet Monday evening for their premiere- Sara Jessica Parker in Valentino, Kim Cattrall in Naeem Khan, Kristen Davis in a vintage Jean Desses, and Cynthia Nixon in Carolina Herrera. I hope you all will go and support the film and come back to chat about it with me. The night was fast paced, but I was able to get a couple of shots of my attire. I would apologize for not always knowing where my pieces come from, but I’m not! I enjoy venturing into other’s closets and seeing the treasures I may find. So, send me pictures of what you wear to see the film and I will post them! Have a wonderful week everyone!

"I am Samantha" VIP wristband. This was such a cute idea. We had to wear these to have access into the movie and for the mixer.

The cutest gift bags.

SATC 2 paraphernalia

Dress and blazer: Mom’s closet  Belt: Dad’s closet  Necklace: JcPenny  Earrings: Dots  Shoes: I.N.C.  Rings: gifted  Bracelets: (sundry)

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Last night’s 82nd Annual Academy Awards red carpet was filled with gorgeous women in some of the most glamorous gowns. Honestly, I don’t know if I have a favorite, or even 2 for that matter. Hollywood’s elite pulled out all the stops last night, and it paid off well. There were a plethora of strapless gowns, accompanied by asymmetrical and embellished shoulder gowns. The color pallet ranged from hues of blue, to golden beauty, with  a splash of dazzling crimson glory. I have found a few looks for less that you can gather for a night on the town, a special occasion, and even prom (for my younger lovelies).

I wonder who Rachel Zoe styled. I ask this, because I know she styles Cameron Diaz and Anne Hathaway (who was MIA, and oh so missed…I love her red carpet beauty). Zoe is set to air a new season of her show, so I’m excited to see if the Oscars will make any of the season’s episodes. Below are my finds that I felt were fabulous for one reason or another. Let me know who your favorites were.

As it was released back in October of 2009, the Kardashian’s were teaming with Bebe to launch a clothing line. Now, you all now that I adore the Kardashians (forget what everyone else thinks), but I was just as anxious as I was nervous at the thought of the line. There have been so many celebrity collaborations with well known labels, designers, and department stores that I get nervous. I mean, I honestly do not think everyone should “design” a clothing line; but then again, no one asked me ;0)  I was blog surfing when I came across a sneak preview of the Kardashian line on The Recessionista. I know I shouldn’t judge the line based simply on a dress and a top, but I believe that one garment is capable of displaying quality, at the least. As I said, I adore the girls..as beautiful women and humorous reality stars, but I am hoping that the girls (and BeBe) have really concentrated on stamping their names on something worthy. I’m sure they have, I’m just ready to see the finishing products and prices already!

Kara DioGuardi and Kristin Chenoweth

Kara DioGuardi and Kristin Chenoweth in Zuhair Murad

The Emmy’s were last night and overall, the red carpet did not wow me. There were a few dresses I liked , and so I have decided to share them with you. I was able to find most of the designers, but I am missing a couple. So far Marchesa is leading in most successful pieces on the carpet. Kudos to Marchesa for embodying such delicacy and femininity. Speaking of Marchesa, it reminds me that I spotted (courtesy of The Lipstick Diaries) a pair of gorgeous transparent shoes from Christian Louboutin. Louboutin has teamed up with Marchesa for the 2010 spring collection and is doing it B.I.G. Be looking for them.

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Now, there once was a time when the red carpet at such an event as The Emmy’s, would be filled with elegant and sexy gowns that we would kill to be in. However, this award show did not do it for me. I did pick some gowns I found to have character and be the best that I saw. Let me know what you think.

Marchesa: Olivia Wilde, Heidi Klum, Sandra Oh

Marchesa: Olivia Wilde, Heidi Klum, Sandra Oh

January Jones in Versace, Kate Walsh in J. Mendel, and Rose Byrne in vintage Valentino

January Jones in Versace, Kate Walsh in J. Mendel, and Rose Byrne in vintage Valentino

Found these ladies to glamorous in their long evening gowns, but felt Byrne should have had a chignon or waved tresses for her Valentino.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Vera Wang, Debra Messing in Michael Kors, and Ginnifer Goodwin in Yves St. Laurent

Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Vera Wang, Debra Messing in Michael Kors, and Ginnifer Goodwin in Yves St. Laurent

***I apologize for the Louboutin Marchesa plug-in, but I felt it was only right as I was discovering how many hitters Marchesa had on the carpet!

Pink and Shakira

Pink and Shakira

Both of these ladies are extremely talented and Pink rocked her performance on last night’s VMAs, but I think neither one of them got the memo that the dress was already set to be debuted last night.  Iwant to hear from you all who wore it the best.

What an AWESOME way to close out the show!

"Empire State of Mind"

Last night’s VMAs has to rank as the best show we have seen in awhile. From the fashions to the actions to the stage, I was thoroughly entertained. There is so much to talk about; I don’t know where to begin. For those of you who missed the award winners, here is a recap:

  • Video of the Year: Beyonce  “Single Ladies(Put a Ring On It)”
  • Best New Artist: Lady Gaga “Poker Face”
  • Best Hip-Hop Video: Eminem “We Made You”
  • Best Male Video: T.I. ft. Rihanna “Live Your Life”
  • Best Pop Video: Britney Spears “Womanizer”
  • Best Rock Video: Green Day “21 Guns”
  • Best Female Video: Taylor Swift “You Belong With Me”

Congratulations to all of them. I believe that everyone won in their own rightful places. Now, I did not want to discuss the “Kanye Catastrophe,” but I have to. When I saw him up there, I thought he was going to make a joke of it and actually congratulate Taylor. However, he decided to be Kanye and steal her joy as well as embarrass Beyonce. Some are using Kanye’s alcohol level (seen on the red carpet with a bottle of Hennessey) as an excuse for his behavior, but I am not! Alcohol is never a reason for anything. I am sure many of us thought B should have gotten the award, but then I started to really think about it. Taylor Swift is a country pop artist and winning best female was only right. I adore the girl and the growth and change she has made in her career thus far, kudos Taylor. I think everyone is forgetting that video of the year trumps all the rest. Of course Beyonce could have won best female, but she is best of the year, which means she could have won in all the other categories that she was up for. I love both of these beautiful ladies and commend Beyonce for allowing Taylor to get her dream back.

The Lovely Winning Ladies

The Lovely Winning Ladies

As for fashions, there was so much I oogled over last night, and some things I was disturbed by (Lady Gaga’s face coverings). I was able to find quite a bit of the red carpet happenings, thanks to MTV.  Beyonce looked sexy yet refined as always. I love that she went for red, and I adored the pockets on her dress. I would also like to give kudos to B’s lace bejeweled leotard she performed in. FAB! Wonder if Mrs. Knowles is the designer. Taylor Swift is my favorite new comer and she looked gorgeous in her backless dress. She was tastefully sexy and the single beaded strap was what made it that way. The City’s, Whitney Port, was simplistically elegant as usual. I have always watched and admired Whitney’s style ever since she debuted on The Hills. Her style was what also landed her own show.  Whitney gets best dressed out of the The Hills and The City gal pals. Lauren Conrad, Kristin Cavallari, Lo Bosworth, and Olivia Palermo all looked nice, but had nothing on Whitney.  Kristin’s dress might have tickled some fancies, but I couldn’t get with the shoes and the dress as an ensemble.

Whitney Port and Olivia Palermo

Whitney Port and Olivia Palermo of 'The City'

Kristin Cavallari, Lauren Conrad, and Lo Bosworth of 'The Hills'

Kristin Cavallari, Lauren Conrad, and Lo Bosworth of 'The Hills'

Many celebs chose classic black for the evening. Ne-Yo and Swizz Beatz both looked handsome and clean cut in their all black attire.  Nelly Furtado, Madonna, and Alicia Keys were the exquisite ladies in black. Nelly’s dress was beautiful with what appeared to be black studs; and reminded me of the Givenchy Studded Zipper Sandals from yesterday’s post. Madonna needs no fancy dress or accessories, because she has time on her side. I really believe she has found the fountain of youth. I adore Alicia’s red carpet dress, but it was her performance ensemble that I loved. Glitter tights with a simple black tunic-tee, metal chunked necklace, and shoes to die for. Alicia is one classy lady, you have to love her. As for celebrities in black, the much anticipated Dirty Money clan was not so fortunate on how their attire turned out. This was awkward for me as I am used to the Diddy that must have everything PERFECT! The girls were kind of thrown together and Diddy could have come with a little more flava. I just was not impressed by a group that is to debut an album soon. Ah ha! Maybe the album has them under stress and the VMAs were the least of their worries. Let’s just hope.  As for Miss Solange, she looked radiant in her one-sleeved ribbon ruffled dress. The Barbie pink lips have been her new thing since the new do and I love it. Kid Kudi who is adorabley handsome was also in the building.

Kanye and Amber, Swizz Beatz, and Ne-Yo and Jadyn Maria

Kanye and Amber, Swizz Beatz, and Ne-Yo and Jadyn Maria

Nelly Furtado and Madonna

Nelly Furtado and Madonna

Dirty Money and Alicia Keys

Dirty Money and Alicia Keys

Solange and Kid Kudi

Solange and Kid Kudi

Before we go into my fashion flops and oh so ordinary, I have to mention Katy Perry and Leighton Meester’s metallic attire. Katy Perry has a great body so she killed in her armor inspired silver dress. As for those celebs who just seemed to be present, I have a few. Amarie and Cassie are both known for their hair and showing off their legs. Amarie has dwindled into just another pretty girl and Cassie just needs attention. J Lo’s dress did not win it for me. I sometimes think celebs, or their stylist, forget that when you want to make a statement or stand out, you still must be FASHIONABLE! Amber Rose showed up in a printed bodysuit with gold accessories and Miss Keri Baby decided to go with a black embroidered jumpsuit with a new do. I like the cat suit idea for Amber, but I kind of feel something was missing. I adored Keri’s hair and her look all together. I give the plunge and bodysuit award to Keri and ask that Dawn (of Dirty Money) and Amber Rose please try again next year.

Katy Perry and Leighton Meester

Katy Perry and Leighton Meester

Amarie and Cassie

Amarie and Cassie

Keri Hilson and Amber Rose

Keri Hilson and Amber Rose

Ne-Yo

All-in-all, the show was a success minus a few flukes (Kanye and Lil Mama). The show was closed out with what I saw as perfection. Jay-Z and Alicia set the tone and was the cherry on top. “Empire State of Mind” is a genius song simply because it is so true; New York City is so inspiring.

I could sit and write all day on last night’s fashions and events, but I am sure you all have read enough. I warned you all with last week’s post that the VMAs were coming and in full effect. I hope you all enjoyed, I sure did!

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Solange, Rihanna, and Ciara

The Video Music Awards will be airing live this Sunday at 9 PM ET. I’m eager to see what fashions will be debuted on the carpets. This is just a brief recap of last year’s events. Some like to use the VMAs as a time to change a “do” or switch up a style. Rihanna chose a shorter cut, as well as Ciara. I’m hoping Chris B. will be present, even though he isn’t performing, but my anticipation of hot performances is high.

For those Trueblood fans, you have your work cut out for you keeping up with both shows %-)

Chris Brown and  T.I. & Tiny

Chris Brown and T.I. & Tiny

Lauren Conrad, Ashley Tisdale, Aundrina Patridge, Katy Perry, and Miley Cyrus

Lauren Conrad, Ashley Tisdale, Aundrina Patridge, Katy Perry, and Miley Cyrus

jayz at press

On August 31st Jay-Z held a press conference announcing he would be putting on a concert as a charity fundraiser for the 9/11 anniversary.  The concert entitled, “Answer the Call,” will be held on 9/11 at Madison Square Garden. Tickets go on sale tomorrow, September 8th, and will cost $50. Jay wants to give back to those who answered the call first, many of those being NYPD and the NY fire department.  The proceeds of the concert will be donated to the New York Police and Fire Widows’ and Children’s Benefit Fund.

As we all know, Jay-Z’s Blueprint 3 is scheduled to hit stores on 9/11. The artist will perform some of his new material from the album, and might even feature surprise guests. WOW! If I were living in NY right now, you could definitely count on seeing me there. You can’t beat the experience of buying the album and attending the concert…and for under $70!! I am so excited that Jay has decided to give back for 9/11, in such an awesome way!

Now, being who I am, I had to speak on Mrs. Carter. Just as we all expected, Beyonce was present at the press conference in support of Jay and his cause. Beyonce wore a black 3.1 Philip Lim tiered zipper skirt with an almost sheer black tank. I have heard some critics say the skirt is not a good fit for her, but I beg to disagree. B, as always, was appropriately dressed for the occasion and not overly trendy, so kudos to her; and Jay was stylistically ready for the press conference as well. I find the couple to complement one another very well. It was recently said that the couple does a date night once a week at a Brooklyn pizzeria. Well of course, NO ONE can live happily with all work and no play. We know this duo prides itself on personal privacy so this detailed information could only be retrieved by the one and only Ms. Oprah herself.

Overall, Jay and B are always two steps ahead and doing things B-I-G…I’m not mad at all, it’s my motivation!

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Happy Birthday Beyonce. It’s your day, so take a break and enjoy yourself!

gagaboltonStory photo: Michael Bolton Teams Up With Lady Gaga

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Lady Gaga, Lady Gaga…boy has she been the talk of the town, I mean media..lol. However, it isn’t over yet. Ms. Gaga has sparked the media’s interest with talk of her and Michael Bolton formulating a collaboration. The song is titled “Murder My Heart” and will be featured on Bolton’s upcoming album, One World Love, scheduled to debut at the end of the month. Mr. Bolton fell in love with the artist’s talent after hearing her music, and agreed to work with her.  Michael stated that, “she reminded him of the young Madonna.” Wow! That’s a lot to live up to. Gaga has always been a fan of the artist and was more than ready to get to work.

Well Ms. Gaga, you’ve got your work cut out for you, living up to Ms. Madonna, but I think you’re off to a great start.

I wonder if Michael will use this song as a single…we shall see. Keep your ears open!