Thursday, July 31, 2008

Fashion War: Blake Lively vs Valeisha Butterfield

Spotted:Valeisha Butterfield and Blake Lively in the same Herve Leger Dress

Actress Valeisha Butterfield wore the black and gray Herve Leger dress at the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network's Fifth Annual Action Awards at Capitale last February 25, 2008 in New York City. Meanwhile, Gossip Girl star Blake Lively dressed into the same dress during the shooting of Gossip Girl TV series at the STK restaurant in New York City last Tuesday.

Who wore it best?

B. Blake

Girls who are boys who like boys to be girls

Oh I was quite the Blur fan as a youth. Marjan Pejoski is known for pushing gender boundaries in his collections and this collection is no different, however I've not been too drawn to the pieces until now. These looks are inspiring and most importantly wearable. Susie recently posted about this collection but I wanted to talk again about the menswear on offer. Yes the collection is pretty androgynous but I don't want to be sharing any of these pieces with her!

The AW/08 collection is something for guys and girls to swap, interchange and mix up in textures and shapes...

The beauty is (as always with good menswear) all in the cut and the drape. With a simple monochrome palette (although my favourite piece is the pistachio jacket), Pejoski is pushing menswear in ways other than colour. He is not afraid to play with the female silhouette, reforming it for the male, at times with spectacular results, at others interesting. Although it is stifling hot in London at the moment, I have to admit I am thinking about my next winter coat and Pejoski's outerwear is inspiring.

Christina Aguilera By The Wall Of Flowers In Macy's 150th Anniversary Ad

I've never been to Macy's store (obviously) but seeing Christina Aguilera in the store's campaign ad, I decided to write a post about it.

According to Pop Crunch, as Macy's celebrates its 150th anniversary this October, celebrities such as Christina Aguilera, Donald Trump, Martha Stewart, Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein were commissioned to pose and have their photos taken by famed Rolling Stone photographer Mark Seliger for a series of commemorative photos.

For a start, Christina Aguilera had a photo in a stunning vibrant dress by a wall of flowers.

She looks good in this photo but I just wish that it was somebody else's face. How about you?

Celebrities love Balenciaga floral dresses

Colectia de primavara/vara Balenciaga este cu siguranta una din preferatele celebritatilor. Coleen McLoughlin, Terri Seymour, Catherine Deneuve sau Victoria Beckham sunt cateva exemple.

Intre timp si Ashanti a imbracat o rochie Balenciaga care i se potriveste foarte bine

Produsele de make-up preferate de Christina Aguilera

In numarul de august al revistei In Style, editia americana, Christina Aguilera dezvaluie produsele de beauty pe care le prefera si noul ei parfum: "Inspire".

Christina a mai lansat doua parfumuri: Xpose si Christina Aguilera

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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

China Olympics Fashion Influence

"One World One Dream", this is the theme of the upcoming 2008 Beijing (China) Olympics which will be held on August 8-24, 2008. As of today, China and other countries seems to be Olympic-themed and focused when it comes to fashion. Vogue and Harper's Bazaar magazines as well as Polo and Adidas comapanies set up a fashion shoot, presented campaign ads and created special collections to follow the crowd.

For China Vogue August 2008 Issue:
The magazine seems to be having some fun with their idea of Olympic fashion. The following shots are remarkable because of a fine selection of exquisite and colorful sporty apparel and sports equipment.

For Harper's Bazaar:
Lucy Lui have teamed up with Harper’s Bazaar to create an Olympic themed spread. The photos aimed to demonstrate that it doesn't matter whether you lose or win, it's how you dressed that counts.

For Adidas: According to Adidas, Impossible is Nothing because:
  • I never lift alone.
  • Alone I jump, together we soar.
  • Ever seen a nation fly?
  • I run with 600 million legs.
  • They see me, but they'll feel us.
  • No one gets up when a whole country kicks.

For Polo:
Inspired by the rich past of the Olympic Games, Polo Ralph Lauren brings an elegant and contemporary style to the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams. The collection offers casual sportswear styles in patriotic combinations of red, white and blue adorned with the U.S. Olympic Team and iconic Polo Pony logos that Olympic fans will surely adore.

Paris & Fegie au lansat noi linii de incaltaminte

Ieri, la Macy's, Paris Hilton si-a lansat noua colectie de incaltaminte din Paris Hilton Footwear Collection. Primele 300 de persoane care au cumparat o pereche de pantofi din colectia de toamna/iarna au primit poze semnate de Paris.
Pantofii sunt creati dupa ultimele tendinte, dar au preturi rezonabile.

Intr-o rochie alba Dolce&Gabbana Fergie si-a lansat, la Laz Vegas, linia de pantofi Fergalicious by Fergie, in colaborare cu Brown Shoe. The Dutchess a declarat:
"I have always loved fashion because it's a great way to express your mood. And I'm definitely a shoe lover. The right pair of shoes can change the feel of an outfit, and even change how a woman feels about herself. A woman can wear confidence on her feet with a high stiletto, or slip into weekend comfort with a soft ballet flat."
Dupa linia de genti realizata alaturi de Kipling, Fergalicoius se vrea a fi un nou succes pentru The Dutchess. Stilurile sunt pentru toate gusturile: sandale gladiator, platforme, tocuri, incaltaminte sport.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Gossips About Gossip Girl TV Series and The Fashion That Comes Along With It

I came to know Gossip Girl TV series through a blog of a Filipina celebrity where she cited Blair Waldorf's fashionable outfits. After reading her post, I got curious with the series so I do some online search and finally watched the whole Season 1 episode.

I admit that I am so into it because of the show's fashion statement. Outfits of Blair, Serena, Lily, Jenny and others appealed to me so much that I enjoyed watching it. I can't just can't get enough with the crested blazers, layered polo shirts, kilts, argyle sweaters, daazling jewelries, plaids,knee socks, high boots and most of all headbands!

It's good to hear the news that the Gossip Girl's 2nd season will be aired on September 1. However, amidst the "much anticipation" of fashionistas and glamoristas, "Gossip Girl" is getting lots of attention because of its sexy new ad campaign that depicts its main characters in steamy situations with negative quotes from the Boston Herald ("Every Parent's Nightmare"), the Parents Television Council ("Mind-Blowingly Inappropriate"), the New York Post ("A Nasty Piece of Work") and the San Diego Union Tribune ("Very Bad for You").

As for me, inspite of the critics and negative comments, I will continue to watch closely at what Blair and Serena will be wearing for the rest of the season. Why? Because I'm already 25 years old and I'm totally old enough to be subjected under Parental Guidance..hehehe

By the way, Gossip Girl has already an online store where you can find your fave outfit worn by your fave character.

Here's a slideshow of the Gossip Girl stars with definitely superb outfit:

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Picture postcard: I think holidays may have made me crazy

Heed these wise words, Steve, heed them well.

This picture actually hurts my brain a little. Part of me thinks that this is utterly amazing- it's a freaking hat made of his own hair after all! Look at how much effort must have gone into it! Another part of me thinks 'good grief, that's a lot of effort to make hat hair'.

Still, like it or not, at least it's a bit different. Doing the best you can with what you've got (going by the writing, rather than the picture now) is always to be commended... surely? So the question is: if you could grow a fro hat, would you?

Now this dude has the right attitude. To think I used to look at Will Smith in the Fresh Prince and be amazed...that was nothing compared to this. We need people like him over the coming weeks as we look to explore the limits of blogging. Pure dedication to the cause...persistent, imaginative and crazy (we all need that important mix of crazy).

Victoria la aniversarea lui Kate Beckinsale

Ce pacat ca paparazzi nu au surprins mai clar intregul outfit al Victoriei Beckham, pe care l-a purtat la aniversarea lui Kate Beckinsale, pentru ca este superb. Pretty in pink , Posh a purtat o rochie Balenciaga si pantofi Versace din colectia de toamna/iarna 08/09. Clutch-ul roz este still a mistery.

Celebrity style: chocolate brown bags

In colectiile de genti, mereu in crestere ale celebritatilor, predomina in ultima perioada o noua culoare: maroul ciocolatiu. Este un preview pentru toamna, cand maroul va fi foarte in voga.
Victoria Beckham cu Hermes Birkin

Jennifer Lopez cu geanta Hermes

Ashley Tisdale cu Prada

Jessica Simpson cu geanta Gucci din colectia de toamna/iarna 08/09

Ashlee Simpson

Lauren Conrad

Rachel Bilson cu o geanta Chloe "Elvire"