Monday, January 25, 2010

My Picks for Best Dressed at the Globes

I felt that this year mainly the girls who played it safe were receiving all the glory for their Golden Globe dresses. For example, yes, Jennifer Aniston and Sandra Bullock looked pretty...but boring. The Golden Globes and Academy Awards are a chance to get away with an extravagant gown, not a pretty dress.

In my opinion, Kate Hudson, Drew Barrymore, Vera Farmiga, and Sofía Vergara we by far the best dressed of the night. Their gowns (yes, gowns, not dresses) had almost an architectural structure to them. They resembled art rather than clothing. Absolutely beautiful.

The masterminds behind these dresses were Atelier Versace (Drew Barrymore), Marchesa (Kate Hudson), Dolce & Gabanna (Vera Farmiga), and last but not least Carolina Herrera (Sofía Vergara).

I would also like to give a shout out to those who didn't quite make the top four but were also fabulous.

Marion Cotillard-Christian Dior
Penélope Cruz-Giorgio Armani Privé
Diane Kruger-Christian Lacroix

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Things I like for Spring

After browsing countless Spring 2010 runway shows I have picked out a few of my favorite spring trends.

I should probably let you in on a little something, I love short skirts and dresses.

I love love love high hemlines because honestly it's the most demure way to appear obviously sexy. Cleavage bearing ensembles can be very sexy don't get me wrong, but it's much easier to focus on the stylistic aspects of an outfit it everybody's what-nots aren't hanging out all over the place.

I really have enjoyed all of the nude and neutral tones that designers have incorporated into their spring shows. Having a nude outfit paired with a nude heel can really give the illusion of longer legs, and lets face is, who doesn't want super model stems? Fendi and Burberry-Prorsum had a few nude looks that I loved and added above.

I also like the sheer and peek-a-boo looks that were all over fashion week this year. You're only going to hint at what's really under there. The ones featured above came from the Spring 2010 Fendi, Jason Wu and Jill Stuart collections.

FEATHERS FEATHERS FEATHERS! It's like playing dress-up as a little girl only real life! Thank you for making our childhood fantasies come true. I included my very favorite feathered dress above from the Jason Wu Spring 2010 collection (I would've loved it even more in a deep purple....but hey it's spring fashion week).

Last but not least the final trend that I'm loving is all of the glitz and glam. Metallics are still in. I absolutely love the sequined jacket/dress featured in Phillip Lim's Spring 2010 show.

Blog thoughts.

I have recently stumbled across Liz Cherkasova's blog Late Afternoon and have fallen completely in love. I really appreciate the way she mixes feminine colors with edgy leather and her ability to accessorize is impeccable. I have found myself checking her blog for updates daily. I have decided now is the time to create my own.

I decided to name my blog Ashes of Laughter after the song Ophelia by The Band. Music is a major influence in my life, it should be in everyone's really.

I'm writing a blog mainly to vent about things I that I love. Fashion things.

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