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Best & Worst Dressed at the Golden Globes

Lights, camera, awards season! The first official weekend of the new year brought along the Golden Globe awards; and while the weather is currently freezing in so many corners of the world, Los Angeles was its sunny self as Hollywood’s brightest stars came out to celebrate the best in TV and movies. Here are the night’s best and worst dressed:

Sophie Turner sizzles in Louis Vuitton! The Game of Thrones actress expertly combines shoulder pads, cutouts, and sheer in one stunning gown that show that she’s all grown up. Turner completes the look with Tiffany & Co. jewels and flat straight hair.

 

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Heidi Klum‘s latest fashion crime comes in the form of this J. Mendel zig-zag black and white dress. The top part seems to be holding on to dear life, trying to avoid a wardrobe malfunction, while the overall surplus of sequins is nothing short of tacky!

 

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Drew Barrymore gets it right in this whimsical Monique Lhuillier gown: the fit is flawless and the sparkly winged shoulders are a perfect compliment to the actress’ character.

 

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Sarah Jessica Parker could be easily mistaken for a runaway bride in this Vera Wang collection mess. SJP- who usually gets it right- dons an unflattering full-on white satin gown that looks like it needs to be ironed for DAYS. Adding insult to injury is her (completely) out of place Princess Leia hair.

 

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Evan Rachel Wood gives us a lesson on how to wear a  suit to a high profile red carpet and end up on the best dressed list. The actress nails it in a perfectly tailored Altuzarra tux with an understated pussy bow double breasted white chemise.

 

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Nicole Kidman looks all kinds of wrong in this fully embellished Alexander McQueen gown. I can’t seem to decide what’s worse: the multi-layered ruffled hem or the (extremely) outdated arm warmers!

 

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Last night’s Best Actress winner was breathtaking in Valentino Haute Couture. La La Land‘s Emma Stone was the epitome of glamour in a beautiful star inspired gown and Tiffany & Co. diamonds.

 

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Chrissy Teigen misses the mark in this disappointing fishtail gown by Marchesa. The model could have done so much better than this greige meets bronze gown.

 

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Amy Adams stuns in a fully sequined strapless Tom Ford column dress. The Arrival actress kept her hair simple and accessorized with Cartier diamonds for her walk down the red carpet.

 

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Although Kerry Washington‘s makeup and hair were on point for the Golden Globes, her dress was NOT.  With the excessive gunmetal embroidery and awkward belt placement, this Dolce & Gabbana gold lace tea length dress has too much going on, not to mention those visible black spanks which are just tasteless.

 

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Reese Witherspoon shines in a custom-made Atelier Versace sweetheart neckline lemon dress with a high slit and Tiffany & Co. jewelry.

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Zoe Saldana hits all the wrong notes in a Valentine inspired Gucci gown. Too much fabric and a huge in-your-face lavender bow turned this look into an absolute disaster.

 

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Kristen Bell  is chic and polished in a dangerously plunging Jenny Packham black dress. From the shiny all-over sequins to her tousled waves and not forgetting those drop dead gorgeous Harry Winston diamonds, Bell was undoubtedly the Globe’s Belle of the ball!

 

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Blake Lively makes her post-baby return to Hollywood in an unflattering custom velvet Atelier Versace gown. The look could have been a winning one if it weren’t for the unnecessary gold sequined neckline and weird pockets? Even Blake’s enviable emerald Lorraine Schwartz cuffs could not save this look!

 

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All pictures are courtesy of People.com.

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The Boldest Looks From The MET Gala 2016

The first Monday of May in New York is quite the big deal; A-list celebrities flock to the MET museum on 5th avenue and walk the annual MET gala red carpet in custom-made creations by the world’s most coveted designers. 2016’s gala was no different than others; on the contrary, with a theme entitled ““Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology”, we witnessed a sea of mirrored gowns that surely transported us to the future. Here’s a closer look at last night’s boldest looks:

Emma Stone debuted her darker locks in a striking white Prada gown with a gunmetal harness. The actress completed her look with Lorraine Schwartz jewels and Smokey eyes.

 

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Kendall Jenner was her usual stunning supermodel self in a custom multi-colored Atelier Versace dress. Jenner accentuated her look with white heels and a high ponytail.

 

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Kendall’s bestie- Gigi Hadid- also wowed in a gunmetal chiffon custom-made Tommy Hilfiger gown with an attached halter neckline. The model brought her best accessory, boyfriend Zayn Malik who turned heads in his metal armed custom Versace suit.

 

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Blake Lively usually knocks it out of the park with her MET gala ensembles, however, last night was a different story. The pregnant actress does not impress in her pink Burberry dress with red flower embellishments; from her hair to her over-the-top Lorraine Schwartz danglers, here’s hoping that Blake’s fashion choices evolve as her second pregnancy unfolds.

 

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Taylor Swift can’t seem to get enough of her new look; the singer sticks to her beach hair and wine lips for the MET’s red carpet event and dons a reptile print Louis Vuitton side cut-out halter dress. It’s safe to say that T.Swift can do so much better than this.

 

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In possibly one of the worst looks of the night, Madonna chooses to cover her nipples in black tape and show us her butt in a sheer black ensemble and over 400 carats of Neil Lane jewels. It’s time to act your age Madge.

 

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Naomi Watts knows how good she looks in metallics: the Aussie actress stuns in a strapless mirrored Burberry dress with embellished flowers and Fred Leighton jewels.

 

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Another red carpet, another shapeless matching getup for Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.

 

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I’m usually not a fan of Kristen Stewart, but the actress surely impressed at this year’s MET gala. For her walk down the carpet, Stewart chose a laced silk Chanel dress with equally stunning sparkly boots. The actress ups her game with striking silver shadow and a blonde updo.

 

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A usual MET gala favorite, Sarah Jessica Parker fails in this custom Monse ensemble and mis-matched heels from her own line, SJP.

 

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Lady Gaga goes back to her early red carpet days in a flawlessly structured Atelier Versace onesie and matching metallic bolero with sublime detailing. Her lace-up platform boots should have stayed at home though.

 

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Emma Watson pushes her style in a pant/skirt combo by Calvin Klein Collection. The British actress completes her outfit with a simple black and white bustier and old glamorous waves.

 

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Karolina Kurkova stuns in her gray Marchesa dress that comes loaded with flower appliques and get this, the gown is embedded with IBM Watson technology (LED lights) that reacts to social media in real-time!

 

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Kim Kardashian said that she felt like a “robot” in her metallic mirrored Balmain gown, but I doubt that a even a robot would want to wear this skin-tight over the top look.

 

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Rachel McAdams is simply lovely in her Valentino dress which featured heavy gold details and script embroidery all over the skirt. The actress completed her look with dark lips and a pair of Jimmy Choos.

 

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Too much dress and way too many feathers; Rita Ora fails to inspire us with her custom Vera Wang gown.

 

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What could be better than Kate Bosworth’s sublime Dolce and Gabbana armored bodice dress? Her matching crown, that’s what.

 

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Katy Perry takes costume galas very seriously it seems. The singer goes all out with an elaborate (that word could be an understatement) Prada gown accentuated with a Tamagotchi (boyfriend Orlando Bloom also wore one) toy and a fierce updo.

 

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Cindy Crawford’s still got it! The ageless models sizzles in a liquid silver Balmain dress with structured sheer panels.

 

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Nicki Minaj looks like she’s packed, taped, and ready to be shipped out in this custom Moschino halter dress, complete with buckle details and sheer gloves and skirt. #fail.

 

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I’m having a schizophrenic reaction to Miranda Kerr’s Louis Vuitton two piece outfit. On the one hand, it’s way too colorful and the mismatched ruffle is just tacky, but on the other hand, if anyone can get away with wearing this look,  it would be this Aussie model.

 

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Note to Brie Larson: this is what you wear to a high profile red carpet event from now on. The Oscar winner makes up for her Academy Awards look by slipping into a breath-taking cut-out Proenza Schouler mirrored halter dress. Simply stunning!

 

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Kate Hudson disappoints in this super busy Atelier Versace white gown with a tiered and sculpted bodice and long train. The actress redeems herself (kind-of) thanks to her 8 million dollar Lorraine Schwartz jewels.

 

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Solange Knowles is playful in this #Lemonade pleated dress with an inverted neckline and thigh-high matching boots. Classic Solange and on point with the color to support big sis Beyoncé.

 

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Alicia Vikander has too much going on thanks to her Louis Vuitton dress. The design house’s latest muse groups patent, sequins, and patchwork all in one LV mini and yet, the disaster seems to come in the form of Vikander’s unfortunate red hiking boots.

 

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Dolce and Gabbana’s #ItaliaIsLove can easily be changed to #ZoeIsLove, for Saldana is the epitome of glitz and glamour in a flawless Dolce and Gabbana multi-colored feather trained extravagant gown.

 

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As if Beyoncé needed more press this week! Queen B was the talk of the MET thanks to her latex or Slaytex- as many called it- gown by Givenchy. The puff sleeve nude beaded gown sent the BeyHive (and the Twitterverse) into a frenzy and expressed a lack of care that Jay Z couldn’t make it. This was Beyoncé in all her glory and she emerged a winner, as usual.

 

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5 Iconic Handbags in Honor of National Handbag Day

In honor of National Handbag Day (which was marked yesterday), Carmel + Vanilla presents 5 of the most iconic handbags in history.

The Hermes “Kelly”:

Possibly one of the most iconic handbags of all time, this sublime piece was first introduced in the 1930s. The bag’s original name was changed to the “Kelly” in 1956, soon after Princess Grace of Monaco was spotted holding it to shield her pregnancy away from the prying eyes of paparazzi. This Hermes icon is one of the first truly modern bags and is considered by many as the “ideal day bag”. Want to own one? Then you better start saving! The Kelly’s starting price is USD 4,000 and goes all the way up to USD 16,000!

 

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Princess Grace of Monaco photographed with the Hermes “Kelly” bag.

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The “Chanel 2.55 Flap Bag”:

Generally labeled as way ahead of her time, Coco Chanel didn’t want to carry a bag by hand anymore and created the strap instead. This accessory accompanied the introduction of the Chanel 2.55 Flap Bag in 1955. This iconic bag provides instant sophistication and poise and can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. These days, this high-end piece is available in a variety of colors and retails at a starting price of USD 2,700.

Fun Fact! Rumor has it that the bag’s zip compartment was used by Coco Chanel to hide her love letters.

 

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The Hermes “Birkin”:

Hermes makes the list again with the signature “Birkin” bag that was first introduced in 1981. Inspired and named after singer Jane Birkin, this iconic bag is similar to the “Kelly”, but larger in size. Want to include it to your wardrobe? Well brace yourself; the waiting list to own a Birkin is up to SIX years! A new Birkin will set you USD 13,000 back, while a pre-owned one retails for about USD 10,000.

 

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Jane Birkin poses with the Hermes "Birkin" bag
Jane Birkin poses with the Hermes “Birkin” bag

 

The Dior “Lady Dior Cannage Tote”:

While on a trip to Paris in the 90s, the late Princess Diana fell in love with this handbag. Since then, this iconic bag became known as “Lady D” or “Lady Dior”. “Cannage” refers to the type of stitching that makes the bag look the way it does. Today, Dior introduced a smaller sized version of Lady Dior and added a shoulder strap for better support. The massive French house’s iconic bag retails for about USD 2,500. French actress Marion Cotillard is the face of Lady Dior.

 

Princess Diana took her Lady Dior everywhere!
Princess Diana took her Lady Dior everywhere!

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The Louis Vuitton “Speedy”:

Though introduced in the 1930s, the Louis Vuitton “Speedy 30″ had a surprisingly youthful look and is still widely popular nowadays. The bag is also known to be reliable for travel and is widely accepted as an “affordable” luxury item. Starting price is around USD 1,000 although special editions can cost up to USD 2,500.

 

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Audrey Hepburn poses with her customized Louis Vuitton Speedy
Audrey Hepburn poses with her customized Louis Vuitton Speedy

Fashion Fails | Worst Dressed at the MET Gala

We’ve seen the good, and now it’s time to unveil the ugly! While some celebrities nailed the punk theme, others just took it a little too far! Here they are:

Anne Hathaway in vintage Valentino: We know you’re trying to show off your new platinum do’ Anne, but it’s so hard to concentrate on your hair because all we can see are those distracting sheer panels and furry cuffs from your dress!

 

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Elizabeth Banks in Atelier Versace and custom “Elizabeth” by Brian Atwood sandals: While this look could have worked for her role as Effie Trinket in “The Hunger Games”, the shinny gold tux proved to be too much for the MET red carpet!

 

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Kristin Stewart in Stella McCartney: There are so many things wrong with this jumpsuit; from the maroon color to the volumes, KStew looks lost somewhere in this outfit. Also not helping her look was her choice of eyeshadow!

 

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Karlie Kloss in Louis Vuitton: Maybe the Victoria’s Secret angel should have went for a punk inspired bikini instead of this awful and unflattering Louis Vuitton dress!

 

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Katy Perry in Dolce & Gabanna: While Katy Perry’s outfit choices are usually interesting, this was just too much. From the jewel encrusted dress to the crown (yes crown!), Perry should have known that if the characters on “Game of Thrones” wouldn’t wear this, then neither should she!

 

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Ashley Olsen: While it remains unclear who designed Ashley’s dress, what’s for sure is that she looked like the little angel statue my family uses for the manger at Christmas time!

 

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Madonna in custom-made Givenchy by Ricardo Tisci: Seriously Madonna! You’re 54! If you’re not going to start putting pants on now, when will you?!

 

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Beyoncé in custom-made Givenchy by Ricardo Tisci: Looking like she was doing a dress rehearsal for her music video for “Bow Down B*****s” (especially in the shoe department), Beyoncé was a walking disaster in this matchy-matchy outfit- a far cry from her winning look at last year’s MET Gala.

 

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Kelly Osbourne in Marc Jacobs: I don’t have the words to describe this look, but I will say that while I am a huge fan of Marc Jacobs, this dress just did not work!

 

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Kim Kardashian in custom-made Givenchy by Ricardo Tisci: Having been publicly banned from the MET Gala over the years by Anna Wintour , Kim reportedly only received an invite for being Kanye West’s gf. I was actually looking forward to seeing what she would wear following so many fashion faux pas throughout her pregnancy. Instead, she looked like a big pile of flowers that needed to be watered. (gloves included!) Let’s hope Kimye stay together until next year so she can try to redeem herself!

 

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Images are courtesy of People.com

Trends | Paris Fashion Week: Marc Jacobs Delivers Big for Louis Vuitton!

With the entire fashion world camped out in the City of Lights for Paris Fashion Week, the week long event draws to a close today with big names show-casing their Ready to Wear Autumn/Winter 2013 collections.

Louis Vuitton kicked off day 9 with Marc Jacobs unveiling his 3rd collection for the brand in a hotel corridor set that reflected the fashion house’s heritage as a luggage company. Models came out of the closed doors and walked the runway in chiffon tea dresses, boyfriend oversized coats and furs thrown on top.

 

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Menswear fabrics and tweeds were primarily used for the collection, yet the soft curvy dresses and silk slips injected a feminine vibe to it. Supermodel Kate Moss closed out the show in a glamorous blue floor-length gown and matching undergarments in an appearance that surprised most of the audience.

 

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Describing the collection in a few short words, Jacobs said that it reflects “an attitude of getting dressed up only to find the most glamorous destination is one’s own hotel room”.

 

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The show attracted a hefty amount of media coverage with the brand name even trending on Twitter, even until a few hours after the show and Elle calling it Louis Vuitton’s 10 star hotel.

 

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Next to present today is the Italian based brand Miu Miu and with Lebanese master Elie Saab set to close out the fashion week, I expect to see some red carpet worthy creations on the runway.

Stay tuned for more!

 

 

Images from collection courtesy of Grazia Daily UK