Michele’s 70’s

I must confess that I believe that the picking of Alessandro Michele as Creative Director of Gucci was an incredibly bold move.
The man has been working on the brand for a long time, and yet he was a complete unknown in the fashion circuit.
He is, undoubtedly, a talented mind. And yet, I do not understand his aim. I don’t believe it is clear.
Then again, the values of Gucci have always been a little ambiguous, creating space enough for the creative directors to go the way they feel like.

This is the introduction to a Spring Summer 2017 collection that I just don’t get.

It is very seventies meets amish-chinese inspired, if there’s such thing.
The textures are all over the place, from metallic colorful frills and sheer flowy fabric, to something like plastic turned into a pink dress.
Very far from the NY pastel palette, Milan is going full vibrant color and making a stronger statement. Let’s see what Paris brings.

Gucci’s Florence

Remember Florence Welch wearing that 70’s boho-chic Gucci dress at the Grammy Awards? The soft pink one, with stars and flowers, with the shiny embellishments?

Yes, I’m sure you remember, as you could easily know that it was an Alessandro Michele’s creation. And as once Florence was the muse for Karl Lagerfeld, she is now the unofficial Michele’s muse, as she will be the italian brand watches’ ambassador.

And Michele has started to design the costumes for the Florence + The Machine tour “How Beautiful”, set to begin at some point this year.

Check some of the drawings.

Grammy’s Fashion

Fashion at the Grammys usually goes a little crazy, ‘cause it’s all about the music and it can get alternative and different to the rest of the Award Ceremonies.

That means that a lot of what you see is plain horrible. And the rest gets it right.

Taylor Swift in Atelier Versace, getting it right, baring abs and getting bright color blocking just right, with the new bob.

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Selena Gomez in a Calvin Klein bright blue gown, with cut outs. This girl still has a lot to learn about not looking like her mother and trying something that’s really for her, but this dress was  good choice.

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Adele went for a black Givenchy and I believe it was a right choice. Maybe not really daring, but good.

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Florence Welch wearing Gucci. And as I saw her, I definitely understood Alessandro Michele’s target. People like Florence. I wouldn’t wear that boho chic dress, with the flounces and the shiny stars and ribbons, but it is totally Florence, and now I get it.

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And Kacey Musgrave, wearing Armani Privé in such a wonderful way. This is just a perfect red carpet gown.

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The dark side of Fashion

Rumor has it that the extra fast-paced environment of fashion was what got the best of Raf Simons, and that was the primordial reason for him to leave the Creative Direction of Dior just after 3 and a half years.

Raf Simons

And if you think about it, for that particular maison there’s: 2 Haute Couture collections, Spring-Summer, Fall-Winter, Cruise, Pre Fall-Resort; there’s also the complex ad campaigns, supervising the rest of accessories, the shootings, the brand appearances on the red carpet, to name a few responsibilities . Fast fashion is a term only applied to H&M, Inditex, Uniqlo and it should be to every fashion brand that wants to grow and be known and bought. That goes as far as luxury.

But there’s more than one way to see it.

It is well known that Christian Dior himself was unable to adapt to the idea of Prét a Porter, and he was never able to catch up and his brand started to lose all its shine. That also happened to the master of Haute Couture, Christian Lacroix.
He delivered magnificent Couture collections, but did not seemed to grasp the Ready to Wear concept. The rest of the designers were aiming for the working woman, and the eccentric Lacroix creations could not fit in. He’s been in and out of the fashion world since 2009. He even did a special Haute Couture collection for Schiaparelli when the brand came back. He was the perfect match if there ever was, and yet the reviews weren’t at all good.

Christian Lacroix

The most recent drop out of the high fashion and ready-to-wear-craziness was Jean Paul Gaultier. The french enfant terrible wanted nothing to do with the exhaustive schedules of actual fashion. He pointed out something that most designers have kept silent. The popular brands such as H&M, Inditex, and even “premium brands” such as Michael Kors are shamelessly stealing the “inspiration” (not to say actual designs) from the originals creators. And of course, they could come out with almost the same pieces, with low quality materials at 30% of the cost. And high fashion and luxury can’t fight that… At all.
So Gaultier now works in his Couture collections and seems happier than ever.

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Alexander McQueen had some depression issues, but the demanding environment he lived in may have fed his inner demons even further. He was an awesome talent working at his own brand and yet it was too much for him to bare.
Tom Ford had a meltdown right after leaving Gucci. He had been an apprentice under Yves Saint Laurent, who happened to turn against him right after Ford took over the creative Director spot of the french maison, and then he picked up Gucci and gave it a new shine. He couldn’t focus on his brand ‘cause Gucci was so demanding and he left amid rumors of a massive fight with the directives. The man experienced some serious depression right before his eponymous brand conquered the world. And even then, Tom Ford had a terrible time adapting to the ever changing digital times, cutting out press and bloggers out of his runways trying to keep them as secrets. We all know how that has turned out. There’s a video featuring Lady Gaga now.

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And then of course, there’s the Galliano meltdown. The drunken (and intoxicated) anti-semitic rant that went viral and meant the end of his reign at Dior. He was even cast away from everyone in the industry, except for Oscar de la Renta who seemed to be the only with common sense to understand what had gone down. The talented Galliano had had too much of the pressure, and he was using drugs and alcohol to get by. Pressure got the very best of him, and went overboard. And now you can see him happily working back at Maison Margiela, were his eccentricities are praised and have become the success of the brand. But he’s not the Galliano that walked the runway in disguise. He’s clearly far more reserved and careful of his public image. It could not have gone any other way.

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There’s the case of Nicolas Guesquière. After a bitter fight with Kering after he left Balenciaga, LVMH made him the creative head of Louis Vuitton, bringing a much needed change to the brand after all those years under Marc Jacobs who also wanted to focus on his brand and yet could not do it because of Vuitton.
Nicolas has made some huge changes, trying to give a renovated sense of exclusivity to the Maison. The man supervises everything, all the collections, all the accessories, the models, the photo shootings, the ads, the runways. Guesquière is a lot less theatrical than Jacobs, but he actively participates in the globe trotting runway-shows for Cruise and Resort, but he makes the most of Vuitton assets and legacy.

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Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce were forced to eliminate D&G, so they could truly dedicate their efforts to Dolce&Gabbana, that was the mother brand with the largest income. The sicilian pair have convinced his followers with their consistent runways and the brand has experienced growth.

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The big american brands have a clearer path. Donna Karan stepped down from her brand and left it to others to run it. Ralph Lauren stepped down as Lauren’s CEO, to bring in someone with a larger growth vision, but the man will remain there for designs and consultations. And Tommy Hilfiger sold his brand to a conglomerate some time ago and he remains as the creative head though it is not exactly an exciting brand.

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And then there’s the lifelong fashion powerhouse. Karl Lagerfeld, Giorgio Armani and Miuccia Prada.
Karl Lagerfeld recently talked about his lifelong contracts to Fendi and Chanel. The man takes Chanel runways all over the world and he won’t stop under any circumstances. All the pressure that exists in the fashion world may be feeding him what he needs to keep working at both brands, without any considerations to negative critics.
Giorgio Armani has also declared that he has no intention of retiring. He will keep in working on his bigger brands, ‘cause in case you don’t remember or don’t know, Armani sells from hotel designs to furniture and (obviously) clothing to even candy and flowers. The Emporio has no recognizable heir, even though everyone points at Roberta Armani, the designer’s niece.
And Miuccia with her ailing Prada and its growing Miu Miu. She’s been behind the brands since 1978, after inheriting it from her grandfather. She is co-directing the brands with her husband as she designs and supervises everything.

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So, do we have a decisive conclusion? Probably not.

Maybe not everyone can get a hold of the fashion world at its modern pace. I’ve said more than once that high fashion and luxury should not be forced to be taken in this excessively fast paced environment, but fashion is a form of expression for each individual and it is in fashion’s DNA to adapt to the time being. It responds to people’s needs and to the social cultural moment. If it stayed behind, it would become instantly obsolete and useless.
Fashion is about talent and creativity, but it also requires a strong visionary temper that withstands critics, pressure and change.

And the ones who want to prevail should consider that things will not be changing for a long time.

A new Gucci

Here’s the first ad of the very first campaign since Alessandro Michele took Gucci under its direction.

This is the latest bet of Kering to push Gucci sales and bring the brand back to the mind of luxury consumers.

The ad is pretty different to what we’re used to, but then again so are the clothes.

So let’s see how it goes.

  

MET Gala 2015 China: Through the looking glass.

Tonight, The MET hosts fashions biggest party, as it unveils its fashion exhibit.

This year you will be able to see China’s fashion development. And it is always interesting, as the “asian” trend has been off the table for some time now. If you remember, back in the 90’s, we were all wearing those “China inspired” dresses and jackets.

Asian influence also goes to animals and bamboo prints. Sheer, delicate fabrics with a lot of flow, and at the same time, silky body hugging satin and structured taffetas. As it is China, it is mandatory some red and gold. The Invite also included some intricate head embellishments, and flowers. You’ll get it when you see Sarah Jessica Parker, as every other year.

Gold and silver, as well as semi nakedness under shiny embellishments and sheer fabrics, cut outs and some king of crop top were some of the trends on the red carpet.

Let it be said that most of the dresses had no relation whatsoever with China or any asian influence whatsoever, so the theme of the Gala should be stablished sooner so the participants had more time to figure out their dresses.
Rihanna showed up with a Guo Pei Couture gown which is obviously chinese by origin, but if you didn’t know I’m sure you would not figure it out it has any “asian influence”. I have to say that i loved Rihanna wearing the extra fluffy Pink Giambattista Valli, but this yellow giant cape with train and the head piece, and the shiny white sandals, and the necklace were a little bit too much, even for Rihanna who has proven to be able to pull off almost everything.

Let’s see the dresses.

Anne Wintour in Chanel

Anne Wintour in Chanel

Poppy Delevingne in Marchesa

Poppy Delevingne in Marchesa

Katie Holmes in Zac Posen

Katie Holmes in Zac Posen

Diane Kruger in Chanel

Diane Kruger in Chanel

SJP in H&M and Phillip Treacy headpiece

SJP in H&M and Phillip Treacy headpiece

Dolce & Gabbana

Tabitha Simmons in Dolce & Gabbana

Jennifer Lawrence in Dior

Jennifer Lawrence in Dior

Alicia Keys in Jean Paul Gaultier

Alicia Keys in Jean Paul Gaultier

Anne Hathaway in Ralph Lauren

Anne Hathaway in Ralph Lauren

Amanda Seyfried in Givenchy

Amanda Seyfried in Givenchy

Georgia May Jagger in Gucci

Georgia May Jagger in Gucci

Rosie Huntington in Versace

Rosie Huntington in Versace

Selena Gomez in Vera Wang

Selena Gomez in Vera Wang

Lilly Collins in Chanel

Lilly Collins in Chanel

Olsen Twins in John Galliano

Olsen Twins in John Galliano

Dakota Johnson in Chanel

Dakota Johnson in Chanel

Kate Hudson in Michael Kors

Kate Hudson in Michael Kors

Donna Karan & Calvin Klein

Donna Karan & Calvin Klein

Jennifer López in Versace

Jennifer López in Versace

Emily Blunt in Prada

Emily Blunt in Prada

Katy Perry in Moschino

Katy Perry in Moschino

Kim Kardashian in Cavalli

Kim Kardashian in Cavalli

Madonna in Moschino

Madonna in Moschino

Rita Ora in Tom Ford

Rita Ora in Tom Ford

Miley Cirus in Alexander Wang

Miley Cirus in Alexander Wang

Reese Witherspoon in Jason Wu

Reese Witherspoon in Jason Wu

Lady Gaga in Balenciaga

Lady Gaga in Balenciaga

Rihanna in Guo Pei Couture

Rihanna in Guo Pei Couture

Cara Delevingne in Stella McCartney

Cara Delevingne in Stella McCartney

Beyoncé in Givenchy

Beyoncé in Givenchy

Olivia Wilde in Prada

Olivia Wilde in Prada

FKA Twigs in Christopher Kane

FKA Twigs in Christopher Kane

Solange Knowles in Giles Deacon

Solange Knowles in Giles Deacon

Cher in Marc Jacobs

Cher in Marc Jacobs

Allison Williams in Giambattista Valli

Allison Williams in Giambattista Valli

Amal Clooney in Martin Margiela by John Galliano

Amal Clooney in Maison Margiela by John Galliano

Kerry Washington in Prada

Kerry Washington in Prada

Sienna Miller in Thakoon

Sienna Miller in Thakoon

Joan Smalls in Burberry

Joan Smalls in Burberry

Rose Byrne in Calvin Klein Collection

Rose Byrne in Calvin Klein Collection

Maggie Gyllenhaal in Roland Mouret

Maggie Gyllenhaal in Roland Mouret

Zendaya in Fausto Puglisi

Zendaya in Fausto Puglisi

Carey Mulligan in Balenciaga

Carey Mulligan in Balenciaga

Karlie Kloss & Gigi Hadid

Karlie Kloss & Gigi Hadid

Lisa Bonet & Lenny Kravitz

Lisa Bonet & Lenny Kravitz

Lorde in Calvin Klein

Lorde in Calvin Klein

Uma Thurman in Atelier Versace

Uma Thurman in Atelier Versace

Kristen Wiig in Prabal Gurung

Kristen Wiig in Prabal Gurung

Keri Russell in Altuzarra

Keri Russell in Altuzarra

Julianne Moore in Givenchy

Julianne Moore in Givenchy

Liu Wen in Michael Kors

Liu Wen in Michael Kors

Jessica Chastain in Givenchy

Jessica Chastain in Givenchy

Claire Danes in Valentino

Claire Danes in Valentino

Jennifer Connelly in Louis Vuitton

Jennifer Connelly in Louis Vuitton

Helen Mirren

Helen Mirren

Rachel Weisz in Chanel Couture

Rachel Weisz in Chanel Couture

Kate Beckinsale in Diane Von Fustenberg

Kate Beckinsale in Diane Von Fustenberg

Karen Elson in Dolce & Gabbana

Karen Elson in Dolce & Gabbana

Some may be missing, but you get the point.

Remember that the MET announced that they would ban any social media posting, but apparently that isn’t working effectively since Madonna, Katy Perry and Lady Gaga have already released a picture of themselves inside the party. So let’s stay tuned to see how these people can survive in their naked dresses.

Punk: Chaos to Couture Met Gala

The Met Gala is one of fashion’s greatest nights. It throws a theme, adn allowa every celebrity or attendee to play a role and really test just how wide and deep fashion’s range really is. It’s such a great opportunity to enjoy it and celebrate it the right way.
This time, theme was punk and chaos. Punk as in the socio cultural movement, and as the musical genre. It has that rebellious yet subtle elegance and chicness to it. It goes all out with leather, metallic studs, zippers and sheer fabric, mixed with delicate lace and embroided fabrics. It is all about high and daring hairdos, and dark and show off make up.
And I have to say, I’ve been wonderfully suprised by the great grasp almost everyone had mixing the hig elegance of the couture with the rebeliousness of punk. To the extremists all the way down to the conservative and the demure. And of course, those sad exhibitions of poor taste and not really understanding what this was all about.
Let’s see some fashion!!
Amanda Seyfried Givenchy

Amber Heard

Anna Wintour Chanel

Anne Hathaway Valentino

Ashley Greene

Ashley Olsen

Beyonce

Blake Lively Gucci Premiere

Cameron Diaz Stella McCartney

Cara Delevigne Burberry

Carey Mulligan Balenciaga

Christina Ricci Vivianne Westwood

Claire Danes

"PUNK: Chaos To Couture" Costume Institute Gala

Dakota Fanning Rodarte

Doutzen Kroes

Elle Fanning Rodarte

Emma Watson

Florence Welch Givenchy

Gisele Bundchen

Gwen Stefani Maison Martin Margiela

Gwyneth Paltrow Valentino

Hailee Steinfield

Heidi Klum Marchesa

Jennifer Lawrence Dior

Jennifer Lopez

Jessica Alba Tory Burch

Jessica Biel Giambattista Valli

Kate Beckinsale

Kate Bosworth Balmain

Katie Holmes Calvin Klein Collection

Katy Perry Dolce&Gabbana

Kerry Washington

Kim Kardashian

Kirsten Dunst

Kristen Stewart

Kylie Minogue

Linda Evangelista

Madonna Givenchy

Maggie Gyllenhaal

Marion Cotillard Dior

Mary-Kate OLsen

Michelle Williams

Miley Cirus

Miranda Kerr

Nicki Minaj

Nicole Richie

Olivia Wilde

Renee Zellweger

Rooney Mara Givenchy

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Sarah Jessica Parker side

Sienna Miller BUrberry

Taylor Swift

Uma Thirman

Ok, so Jennifer Lawrence wore that fantastic Dior with the veil that she used for the campaign. It has nothing to do with punk, but a lot with Couture. And as always, the girl looked just amazing and perfect. Not like Marion Cotillard, the other Dior Face. I just don’t know why she chose this sad little excuse of a dress, or why she didn’t picked it up a little. She had that hair all messed up, and no make up, with a nude/peachy fabric. Not even the asymetric cut and colour could save it. She definetely knows better that this.
The great winner of this night, even to the horrifying exception, was Ricardo Tisci and his work for Givenchy. Rooney Mara wore the all white creation which was great, and could’ve been the best, if this girl didn’t instist on wearing her hair like a 6 year old in a catholic school.
Beyonce wore that mixture of a leather bustier, with de orange crazy pattern. She went too far with the boots that matched the long skirt. I know the trend dictates that crazy and bright colored patters are the way to go, even when it seems a little overdone. But this is just too much.
Let’s go to Amanda Seyfried, also wearing Givenchy. Again the pattern in a more subdued tone. It’s a hard dress to understand. It’s long and flowy, and it has that kind of cape thing going on. I’m pretty sure it looks really nice live, but it just doesn’t get through the pictures. As for the rest, Seyfried has learned to pick herself of quite nicely.
Florence Welch, a muse to Ricardo and known for choosing really hard dresses to pull off. And this isn’t the exception. This dark, leather/organza just looks too heavy and the long waves just accentuate that feeling.
The one and only Madonna, wearing a black bob wig. The top Givenchy looks amazing. It’s daring and crazy, with the chains and the hanging cross, but those black stockings over the knee, and those pink pumps. She should’ve stayed at the fishnet stockings, and maybe the pink pumps would’ve been a better match.
Claire Danes was more demure with her Givenchy. Gold, quite conservative for Ricardo Tisci may I add. But appropriate for Danes.
And the of course, the greatest mistake of the red carpet, something to talk about for the years to come. Kim Kardashian. Why is this woman invited to this events? Or to anything at all? She’s always had poor taste to say the very least, and since she announced her pregnancy it has been a self pitty parade of horrible outfits. This is just the worst by far. It is just absurd the way she took the flowery pattern to her shoes, and even to the weird gloves she’s wearing. I know pregnant women should be proud of her bodies and all that, but this is just pathetic and sad. And by Kanye’s face, I think he knows he should’ve known better.

Valentino gave away one right dress, and a wrong one. Anne Hathaway just went all out with the sheer black skin tight dress, with feathery things on the sleeves, and the extreme blond crop she’s rocking was just the right punk combination.
Gwyneth Paltrow, on the other hand, just seems to have lost the right balance between not wearing underwear and wearing a sad bright pink prom dress with long sleeves. That sheer band just under the houlders makes it terrible. And apparently she didn’t have any time to get a decent hairdo, so she just did the pony tail herself. Not right!

Blake Lively mixed the right amount of punk and subtle elgance with her black and blueish Gucci Premiere. Now, the ponytail here is justified. There’s a lot going on with the dress, and you have to let it stand for itself. Plus, this girl sure knows a thing or two about true style.
Rosie Huntington had this edgier Gucci, with sheer panels and green metallic wings on the chest. It’s a little weird, but I think it matches right with the theme.

Michael Kors dresses J.Lo and Miranda Kerr. I think both were a hit. Jennifer Lopez sure knows how to pull off a animal print skin tight gown, and top irt with a high hairdo, and dramatic make up. Miranda Kerr just showed her impressive figure, and looked perfect in the cut out, shiny black gown. She just makes it look so simple…

I really haven’t got a hang on Stella McCartney. This blue tunic that Cameron Diaz is wearing is just weird. Probably it could be better loosing the cape, or having a really good hair and make up, bcause clearly Cameron just got out of the shower, grabbed her hair in a bun, and went out. Not even the golden belt with spikes make it better.
And of course, Kristen Stewart. At least, this time she found someone to help her and comb her hair and do it right. Because that burgundy pant suit is just terrifing, it just doesn’t fit her right, isn’t it obvious? Is this girl high all the time?? Can’t she just see how bad this looks on her? Jeeeesuuuuuus!!

Emma Watson showed up in an edgy Prabal Gurung. And with her childish look took off all of the edge out of the dress. I don’t know how she does this. She can look sultry an d seductive, and the she chooses to wear this cout out dress, showing a lot of skin, and it just doesn’t say sexy. Just look at it. She looks like a nice girl, who got in a cat fight, and this is what was left.

Gwen Stefani is just fantastic. She wore a top and a long skirt by Maison Martin Margiela, and only her could make it work. This was the right way to use this combination. The platinum blonde long bangs over her face, and the red lips are just accurate.

Christina Ricci in Vivianne Westwood. The dress is great, the long retro red waves, and the perfect make up are great, until you get to the fishnet stockings and it ruins everything. Why did noone told her it was wrong?

Sarah Jessica Parker is a fashion icon. Even when she gets it all wrong. But this time, I think it was good. The Giles Deacon dress and the Phillip Treacy mohawk hat, I would’ve chosen pumps instead of boots, but it was an extreme but cool outfit to wear in a night like this.

I’ve never found Kate Bosworth to be the immortal beauty people says she is, but she sure knows how to pink up a nice dress when she sees one, and this metallic pnk Balmain is perfect. Balmain is already punk and rebel and military and a little tougher, even in hot pink.

The Fanning sister in ROdarte. Dakota was perfect with the sheer cout outs and the back details, Great hair and make up, very age appropriate. Not so much for Elle, with those crazy eyes, that apparently matched the crazy colours on the skirt of the white gown. And this gril just doesn’t know hair product or brushes, clearly. She’s always out with that horrible hair. She should stop, NOW

You know I’ve been having a monster affir with Dolce&Gabbana, and Katy Perry just took it to the next level. She just got her look out of their latest runway, with the mosaic dress, the crown. The flowy black wavy hair, the “painting” make up. I just love it so much.

Let’s talk models for a moment: Cara Delevigne in Burberry. With the metallic spikes and the plunging neckline and the extreme make up. Gisele Bundchen in Anthony Baccarello with the golden stripe and studs at the trims, and Coco Rocha in Emmanuel Ungaro, with animal print and the butterflies all over the shoulders. The original Ungaro was shorter and I believe it would have been a better choice. But this three are just amazing and catching the punk couture concept perfectly.

Calvin Klein is know for her sleek structured gowns, and Katie Holmes and Olivia Wilde just rpoved him right again. Wilde went for somethig a littler trendy-er, showing her midriff, which is not for everybody. But she looks good, although she should try a new hairdo. And Katie looks so beautiful, so girly and yet with a little edge with the high hair and the smoky eye. I think we’re about to see Katie Holme’s return to her fashion style icon status.

Marchesa did it again, but wrong. That girl Ashlee Greene; I just don’t know what she was thinking. Why didn’t she see how ill fitted that black and golden gown looked on her? It made her look fat, and crazy, and out of place. This was not the victorian ball girl, get it together. If you don’t understand, ask, but don’t go out of your house without knowing, because you end up looking stupid like this time.
Heidi Klum is always perfect, but this dress was not for this particular event. It looks like she forgot the place of her wedding, and she just poped up for a party. Don’t get me wrong, she looks amazing, but it is just not right.

Sienna Miller had a great moment with this Burberry outfit, with the spikes on her head band, and all over the biker jacket, covering that simple yet elegant white dress. Perfect combination. A crazy undone hairdo would’ve been a better fit, but this’ll do.

Jessica Biel has had a mahjor affair with Giambattista Valli, and I would too if I could. This macrame, tule dress is great. I’m not so sure about the pants, they look a little off, but it’s part of the original Couture design. Maybe is the sad hair. I just don’t understand, girls just don’t want to do their hair anymore?

Kerry Washington is all kinds of wrong in that lavender Vera Wang. The peplum, the long gloves, the floral pattern, the lace. It is all just wrong. And please, don’t get me started with Miley Cirus. She’s just been named the most sexy woman of 2013, and she shows up in this bag of potatos covered with a net.I’m pretty sure Marc Jacobs intended it to look differently, but it just doesn’t and it’s horrible.

Uma Thurman just turned into someone nobody knows, and it seems she just came out of the platic surgeon’s office. It looks like she just had a breat implant, and her face looks weird. The olive Zac Posen is not suited for the ocasion, and it makes her lokk a little older than she is. That mermaid cut is just not what she needed.

Kate Beckingsale always is a vision, and this time in Alberta Ferreti wasn’t the exception. The coral tone is great, the asymetric cut the black plataform sandals, the high hair, the attitude. She is great and guarantee of flawless fashion.

Carey Mulligan is big, running around on the press tour for The Great Gatsby. This cut out black Balenciaga seems a little too big for her, and I¡m not sure she can pull off this king of dresses. She looks a lot more innocent and demure.

Taylor Swift just went from silly little girl to a sophisticated singer, and this J Mendel gown is proof. The sheer cout outs, the studs on the shoulder pads, the undone hair, and the drak make up. The right combination for her age, for the place, for the ambiance.

Ok, I though we could forget them, but it is just impossible. What the Effing hell with the Olsen sisters? Mary Kate looks like she just turned into a crazy old woman walking around New York with a robe. And the other one thought she was a fairy. Man, someone has to help this kids. There’s clearly something terribly wrong going on in their lives.

Michelle Williams went for the chic Saint Laurent asymetric black dress. Not so sure if it was punk, but she tried, and Saint Laurent is the brand to be watching now, because it will grow into something great, soon.

Kylie MInogue is just great in that black and white moschino. I love it, this trends hasn’t faded out completely, and I must say it suits almost everyone and it just looks great.

I don’t know if Renee Zellweger or Maggie Gyllenhaal got the message right. Or understood it. The brown Prada Renee is wearing is just plain and simple, nothing that says Couture or punk, or anything to that matter. The red Calvin Klein is terribly ill fitting, it makes her look saggy in all the wrong places. Why is she doing this to herself?

Louis Vuitton had a nice appearance with a greenish feathery gown, with a very plunging neckline worn by Vuitton customer, Kirsten Dunst. Again, another girl that won’t have her hair done, and it would’ve helped the dress a lot, but it was a good choice, It is a very nice dress.

Nicki Minaj lost her hair to a 70’s party. That’s why she showed up with that weird Tommy Hilfiger cut out, better suited for the beach. And the crazy curly hair. But we have to thank her for not showing up in you know, a life size band aid, with teddy bears stuck on her.

And last but not least, the woman herself, Anna Wintour, in a flowery pattern Chanel dress. No changes here.

Golden Globes: Dos and Dont’s

I just love the red carpet season. You can pick the best trends in dresses, colours, hair and make up. And the huge dont’s that can come up, so we can learn vicariously.

So here we go, feel free to choose your favorite and the major mistake.

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Taylor Swift is clearly getting older and wiser, at least fashion wise. The Ralph Lauren she chose for the People’s Choice and this Donna Karan Atelier, are living proof. This darker tone suits her perfectly. The mermaid cut is flattering for most types of bodies and the open back takes of a little of the weight the dress could’ve had. Great make up, smoky eyes ina lighter shade, that way you don’t overdo it with the dress. Keep in mind that the classic retro hairdos are a very strong trend now, it’s time to seize it, ‘cause they’re not that hard to get right and look great.

I think Salma Hayek has started to show some signs of middle life crisis. The Gucci dress is incredible, but is not a good fit for her. The huge bow at the waist makes her look even smaller, and dear God what the hell was she thinking when she left her house with her hair looking like that? It’s like she’s gone 25 years back, to her Teresa Soapopera, and she thought it would be a good idea. The hair frames her face in a very hard manner and darling, it’s not flattering at all.

You know I love Louis Vuitton, not just because I have to, but because it’s a good brand, but the dress worn by Rachel Weisz is just a mistake for everybody. This trend of sheer fabric is a big one right now, but this si not well done. Kerry Washing ton and Miu Miu got it right. Marc Jacobs appeared to have used two different dresses, the sheer, dotted one, and the LBD. He cut the two and pasted  both together. It’s not just the way it should look.

I recently saw The Impossible, and I believe Naomi Watts is a fantastic actress, and has an amazing body. But I really think she’s still in a place where she can be a little bolder with her fashion choices. This blood red Zac Posen is body hugging beautiful, but it just doesn’t has that extra punch to make the look great. Her hairdo is a little off too. It’s that retro classic we were talking about, but she didn’t get it right.

White and Gold is going to be huge for spring summer, I can tell. And Alexander Vauthier seems to be the patron of this particular trend. Michelle Dockery and Heidi Klum got their outfits from his latest Haute Couture runways. And I’ve got to say, both are fantastic. Dockery wore that huge armor-look-a-like embroided golden torso, with a simple long silky skirt, with a cute small hairdo and simple make up. Which was the only way to go, because gold is alredy bringing all the attention in.
Heidi Klum can rock pretty much anything she likes. She has that to model silhouette, and this long tailed, huge thigh slit with a touch of gold was just about enough to prove it. The asymetrical cut of the cleavage allowed her to wear her hair loose. Again, the make up is minimal to not overdo the whole look.

I think I’ve told you this before, but I never get tired of saying it: I looove Dolce&Gabbana, and Megan Fox. I think she looks fantastic in this lace embroided nude siren dress. It’s not surprising, and it doesn’t bring anything new to the table, but it is a nice look to have when you don’t want to have all attention going to you. It’s elegant, it’s classy, romantic, classic and a little sultry added with the soft long waves and the smoky eyes.

Marion Cotillard is the face of Dior, so don’t expect her to be wearing anything else, in this red carpet season. This tangerine Dior Haute Couture is great, but it’s not aproppiate for the ocassion. This calls for a gown, not a small cocktail dress. I feel that the sleak hair was dull and that’s why she didn’t make it into the best dressed lists. Just remember that Dior is making a huge investment in Ralf Simmons and is pushing him to be known as the new creative director of the brand.

I know nobody liked Lucy Liu and her flowery Carolina Herrera Gown. It’s weird, it doesn’t fit, because that huge dress trend is waaay over. But then again, it’s a Carolina Herrea, and she goes a lot for this soft, femenine, classic dresses. And Lucy Liu sure looks like she’s having a lot of fun with it. It was different, and she deserves a huge call out for the boldness it took.

Kerry Washington has been having a great line of beautiful outfits, with the world wide premiere of Django Unchained, except for the Creme Damier look, from Louis Vuitton Spri Summer 2013-14 runway, that fitted her horribly. This Miu Miu is how the sheer fabric trend should look like. It’s harmonious, and it’s sexy. I’m just not sure about the sleak hair, she has done a lot better before. I really don’t know why she went for this one.

My absolut favorite: Kate Hudson in Alexander McQueen. The exact Opposite to the biggest trend: Black and gold. With a plunging neckline that’s sexy without showing off too much. The big necklace turned into a collar and was properly accompanied by the golden belt.  Kate Hudson looked just great. She always goes for the minimal make up. The long hair is relaxed and takes off the seriousness of the black.

I don’t usually like crazy, tulle filled dresses, but the Monique Lhullier that Julianne Hough wore was fantastic. Maybe it was the combination of the rockstar hair and make up that took off what could have been a very corny dress.

The one that was the worst for me is Jessica Chastain’s Calvin Klein collection. It dind’t fit her at all, the drapey thing that was going on on the chest was just horrifying, the hair was too pulled back, as if she were 1o. It was all wrong.

Jessica Alba pulled off this Oscar de la Renta, perfectly. The mermaid cut and the coral colour was just a perfect fit. The huge diamond necklace was appropiate for the cleavage, and again we can see the retro hairdo, that looks good in almost everybody.

Jennifer Lopez isn’t accepting her growing old niether. This Zuhair Murad is no longer for her. I think she should be going for something a litlle less obvious sexy to a classy sexy. The nude-seeming-transparent is getting a little old.

Another tangerine look form Dior Haute Couture, but in a longer feature worn by Jennifer Lawrence. In the runway it didn’t have the metallic belt, which was a nice touch. Again, it’s not bringing anything new to the table, but it’s a good look.
Same for Jennifer Garner’s red blood Vivianne Westwood gown. The strapless dress was a very popular choice, but I don’t think I like it when it’s not body hugging or tight fitting. It’s just weird, it’s a little loose and I don’t like it like that a lot.

Another woman that should learn how to choose her dresses right is Halle Berry. It’s enough with the sheer and the cut outs, she was worn several dresses like this Versace and it’s getting a little boring. We know you have a great body, but you should start to wear something different, jus for a change. Nothing to do with the hair, given the lenght.

Emily Blunt also chose a great Michael Kors outfit, but it was not for the right ocassion. This gold embroided gown, with the cut outs in the middle are not suited for a formal event such as the Golden Globes. I still haven’t figured out how I feel about the high chignon.

Claire Danes wore a fantastic red Atelier Versace, that made her look beautiful and comfortable. I think she was aiming for something fresh and fun, and at the same time, very elegant. The loose waves and smoky eyes were right to complete it.

Anne Hathaway chose a Chanel embroided white top and long skirt that were elegant and classic. Thank God she figured out that the crazy, out there dresses aren’t her thing. A “wardrobe malfunction” can definetely teach you as much. I still have nightmares with those huge sleeves. Ok, so for the next red carpet, let’s hope that Anne chooses a litlle colour and a little balance between classic and crazy ass dresses no one should ever wear.

Anne Hathaway has taught some style sense into Amanda Seyfried and we should all feel thankful for it. The embroided nude Givenchy was a good choice for the girl. She’s always been a little weird, and Ricardo Tisci’s cretions are out there too, to say the very least. So, it’s a match made in fashion heaven.

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