Weird Wednesday: Color Blocking…Literally

I’ve talked about the new trend of color blocking many times. Especially with fall coming up, it’s a great way to incorporate bright colors into a season that is otherwise living in a brown-ish toned color palate. With that said, I never thought of anyone taking this idea literally. As in blocks I mean. Well we shouldn’t be surprised that it was none other than Katy Perry that did just that. Just this past weekend at the VMA’s, she sported this amazingly hilarious look:

What’s even more surprising is that Katy didn’t just craft this up for herself. This is a genuine Christian Dior from the Fall 2011 collection! No joke. And how does that block stay atop her head? Well, after much DVR pausing during the awards show, I discovered that it is actually fastened to a headband. Genius! I love it and this just makes me happy.


Red Carpet Favorites: The Academy Awards!

It’s finally here! The biggest red carpet night of the year…the Oscars! All red carpets lead to this one. It’s the night of ultimate dress up! This is my Super Bowl. I made Josh and I a fancy dinner…dessert….and settled in for the show. I loved watching talent get recognized, and enjoyed discovering films I still need to see. More importantly…here are my favorite’s in Hollywood’s biggest black tie event.

My jaw literally dropped when Reese graced the red carpet in this Armani Prive’ gown, Neil Lane jewels, and fabulous updo.

I’m not a huge fan of the shape of the gown, but I believe if you are nominated for an Oscar, it’s a safe fashion ‘win’ to wear all sparkle. Amy Adams rocked this L’Wren Scott purple number.

Hilary Swank knows how to walk a red carpet Oscar style. This feathered Gucci gown, complete with crystals, is just beyond.

Surprisingly enough, I loved Sharon Stone. Sort of “Elvira” chic, but oh so gorgeous with all the feathers atop the shoulder of this Christian Dior piece.

I can’t get enough of this ballet number by Lily et Cie 1950 Charles James Couture on Marisa Tomei

I love when an actress thinks outside the box. Cate Blanchett certainly did when she chose this amazingly detailed Givenchy Haute Couture gown

Another lady who knows how to dress for this red carpet of red carpets… Sandra Bullock in this fabulous red Vera Wang

Hailee Steinfeld was adorable and so age appropriate in this sweet, Marchesa tea length dress

I wish Mandy Moore had done something a little different with her hair and makeup to lend more color to this ensemble, but I adore the design of this Monique Lhuillier dress and the fit is simply gorgeous.

And last but certainly not least was Jennifer Lawrence in this form fitting Calvin Klein dress. Simple, understated, yet incredibly gorgeous.

Weird Wednesday: Pink, Pomp, and Puffiness

In yesterdays post I talked about one of my favorite outfits from the SAG awards being that fabulous feathery pink number. So, I am a lover of all things pink and fabulous, this you know. However, is there a line that should be drawn and therefore never crossed? Hhhmmm….

While this gown from John Galliano for Christian Dior may not be the picture of utmost figure flattery, it is the picture of happiness. Granted, this happiness may come from the fact that it’s channeling a muppet character, but oh well.