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Red Carpet | Best Dressed at the 2014 SAG Awards

The second stop for awards season happened to be the Screen Actors’ Guild awards. The lavish yet relaxed awards show took place on Saturday in Los Angeles and just like every red carpet, there was mix of gorgeous and hideous, but more on the hideous later ;)

Here are my favorite gowns from the evening!

Jennifer Lawrence

Ok so this look is not my favorite for J Law, but it is a huge improvement from last week’s Dior disaster. Also, because of all the sequins, this dress does not photograph well, but you would like it if you saw it live on TV. In any case, this Dior black strapless gown wins Jennifer some much needed points in the awards season fashion department. She finishes off the look with Jennifer Mayer dangling earrings. Now if only her hair would grow back!

 

Jen Lawrence

 

Anna Gunn

I love everything about this look! The midnight blue Monique Lhuillier gown goes perfectly with Anna’s blond hair and the shimmer is just right. The Breaking Bad actress also pays homage to the show with a custom made “Breaking Bad” clutch that made fans of the series go wild!

 

Anna Gunn

 

 

Lupita Nyong’o

The Kenyan beauty nails it again and looks gorgeous on the red carpet. Following her “fashion moment” at the Globes last week, the 12 Years a Slave actress turns heads in this Gucci turquoise dress. The color is just perfect for her complexion and I’m just obsessed with the neckline!

 

Lupita

 

 

Emilia Clarke

Just when you think Calvin Klein lost his A game in designing red carpet gowns (I’m looking at you Reese Witherspoon), the designer dresses Emilia Clarke in a custom sequin one shoulder gown that is drop dead gorgeous! From the color to the hair to the flawless and understated makeup, I I love everything about Emilia’s look!

 

Emilia Clarke

 

 

Sofia Vergara

No surprise here! The bombshell does it again in a strapless Donna Karan gown and a breath-taking Amrapali diamond and emerald statement necklace. Enough said.

 

Sofia Vergara

 

Amy Adams

Undoubtedly my favorite from this year’s SAGs, Amy Adams is stunning in this Antonio Berardi dress featuring one shoulder cutout detailing. I love the bejeweled waistline and the rest of her Cartier arm candy. Simply beautiful!

 

Amy Adams

 

 

Don’t forget to come back for the worst dressed list tomorrow!

 

 

All images are courtesy of People.com and Eonline.com

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Dining in Style | Going Mexican at Palmilla

After a super stressful day, we arrived at Palmilla shortly after 7:30 pm. The relatively new Mexican pub restaurant is located on the ever vibrant Uruguay St. in Downtown Beirut and has both indoor and outdoor seating areas.

We were so hungry but decided to start off our meal with some drinks. Ralph went for the Kiwi Daiquiri (I hate kiwi, but he said he loved it) and I decided to go wild and order a vodka cocktail with chilli and jalapeños. It was a different taste than what I’m typically used too, but nonetheless refreshing and interesting!

 

drink

We started our meal with the vegetable and cheese quesadillas. The appetizer was tasty, but I felt like the vegetables were a little overcooked and the different kinds of peppers were completely overlooked and non existent in the dish.

 

Quessadillas

Shortly after, our two entrees arrived; the beef burrito was delicious! The mix of Monterey Jack cheese and the rich tomato sauce was just perfect. The meat was cooked just right and the tortilla was warm but crunchy. Mexican cooked rice completed the rich dish.

 

Burrito

For our second entree, we chose the chicken fajitas. I loved this plate the most. The chicken was just perfect with the right amount of seasoning. The sides included cheese mix, pico de gallo, sour cream, guacamole, Mexican rice, and strained beans. I honestly haven’t had such good fajitas in Lebanon for as long as I can remember!

 

fajita

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All in all our early dinner was a good one. The staff is really friendly and quick to serve and comply with a customer’s request. The food was good in general, although there are some details that should be considered. The only thing I would change ASAP is the extremely loud and annoying music that really does not compliment a Mexican restaurant whatsoever! Please please do something about it!

With an average check of 120,000 plus one drink for two, I recommend this place for dinner, drinks, or happy hour with friends.

Palmilla is located on Uruguay Street. For reservations, call 01 999 798.

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Fashion Fails | Worst Dressed at the 2014 Golden Globe Awards

After the good comes the ugly. Drum rolls please for the worst dressed starlets at the 2014 Golden Globe Awards in no particular order (because every single one of these looks was a fashion crime in its own way)

Reese Witherspoon
I like Reese Witherspoon. She’s pretty funny and down to earth. Her fashion sense? Not so much. This teal Calvin Klein dress is a one piece swimsuit disaster waiting to happen. The color, the fit, just everything about this is wrong and makes the actress look bulky on top. The weird hairstyle doesn’t help either.

 

Reese Witherspoon

Drew Barrymore 

While it is a fact that Drew is carrying life inside of her, it looks like life is actually growing on her. Everything is wrong about this Monique Lhuiller dress; from the hemline to the excessive use of these ridiculous petals, this whole look is just a huge catastrophe. I know it’s mean to make fun of a pregnant woman but if Olivia Wilde can look this stunning while pregnant, so can Drew.

 

Drew Barrymoore

Heidi Klum
There was a time when I really loved Heidi Klum. Then she hit 40 and decided that she needed to put her cleavage on full display anytime she went out and there was a chance someone could get a picture of her. The Golden Globes is just an example of this. Ugly dress. Hideous necklace. The ex supermodel can do so much better than this Gucci getup.

 

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Sandra Bullock 
Is it mean to think that Sandra looked better in a space suit than she did in this dress? In all honesty this whole Prabal Gurung look isn’t working. Bubble gum pink just doesn’t fit well with a fancy awards show and neither does an unironed dress!

 

Sandra Bullock

Zoe Saldana 


It’s such a shame that such a stunning actress like Zoe just committed red carpet suicide. This Prabal Gurung dress is all kinds of wrong and does nothing to flatter the actress in any way!

 

Zoe Saldana

Jennifer Lawrence 

I hate to bash JLaw because she really is one of the most amazing women in Hollywood, but this white Dior duvet meets The Little Mermaid is a total miss for America’s Sweetheart. The excessive accessories and the gothic makeup make the whole look more of a disaster. However, JLaw photo bombing Taylor Swift was everything on the red carpet! Hoping she’ll bring better fashion this weekend at the SAGs.

 

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Tina Fey
It’s times like these when I feel like Tina likes to be a worst dressed list. The actress and co-host of the Golden Globes chose this floral Carolina Herrera gown that’s all kinds of wrong. The pattern is just too much and it looks like her body is drowning somewhere in that skirt! Good thing Tina had a few outfit changes during the telecast and got the chance to redeem herself!

 

Tina Fey

So that’s it from the Golden Globe awards! I’d love to hear who was your very best and worst. Hit me with your comments and don’t forget to tune in next week for the SAG awards!

 

 

All Images are from People.com and Eonline.com

Red Carpet | Best Dressed at the 2014 Golden Globe Awards

I’m so excited that awards season is finally back! The next 2 months will be fully packed with amazing (and hideous) fashion! This year I was happy to see that the fabulous looks really outweighed the bad ones; here are my favorite!

Lupita Nyong’o

I’ve really never seen this woman before, but when she stepped on the red carpet, she literally took everyone’s breath away! The 12 Years a Slave actress chose this stunning bright red caped Ralph Lauren off the shoulder design. I just love the contrast of the color against her skin! I also loved how she kept the accessories at a minimum, adding only a ring and a pair of earrings from Fred Leighton.

 

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Kate Beckinsale

You might hate this look when you first see it, but give it a second glance and you’ll love it! The British actress wore this mermaid Zuhair Murad gown with silver beading all over. I love how it hugs her curves and puts her body on display in a tasteful way. Kate completed her look with flawless Chopard earrings.

 

Kate Beckinsale

 

 

Cate Blanchett

It seems that the usually classic Cate has been keeping an eye on the latest trends for this winter. Case in point? This stunning lace creation by Armani Privée that makes her look on trend and regal at the same time!

 

Cate Blanchett

 

Margot Robbie

We’ve all seen enough of Margot Robbie in The Wolf of Wall Street so the actress really doesn’t have to cover up much anymore, right? Yes she’s showing a lot of cleavage and YES her thigh slit is almost up to there, but the Australian beauty is simply gorgeous in her custom Gucci gown on the red carpet. And get this: the dress is embroidered with actual emeralds! The Van Cleef & Arpels diamonds don’t hurt either :)

 

Margot Robbie

 

 

Sofia Vergara

In my opinion, any best dressed list is incomplete without the Colombian bombshell! Sofia wore this extravagant Zac Posen gown that featured a sweetheart neckline and a full skirt. Her Laurraine Shwartz statement necklace is total perfection!

 

Sophia Vergara

 

 

Naomi Watts

Naomi Watts can seriously do no wrong on the red carpet! Following her winning streak of designer dresses last year, the actress stuns again in this beaded gown with sheer cutouts by Tom Ford. For a complete perspective on the flawless look, zoom in on her breath-taking Bvlgari vintage serpent bracelet and gold python clutch.

 

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Olivia Wilde

Just WOW! I’m sure that’s what everyone thought when a pregnant Olivia Wilde walked down the red carpet! Olivia managed to get on every best dressed list by being completely covered up! The stunner wore an amazing emerald Gucci sequined dress that accentuated her baby bump flawlessly. She completed her look with Forevermark diamonds and the best ombre hair I’ve ever seen!

 

Olivia Wilde

 

 

With the good comes the bad. So make sure you stay tuned for the Worst Dressed list coming up!

 

 

 

All images are from people.com and eonline.com