I guess the Doctor is ALWAYS IN!
Be well this week!
I guess the Doctor is ALWAYS IN!
Be well this week!
Happy Monday. I hope you had a wonderful weekend and are in the recovery phase of last night’s Oscar telecast. I firmly advocate the viewing of all things related to the Oscars and when it comes to the actual day of the show I’m pretty much in a “no fly zone”” to anything that would take my eye off the prize or in this case the fashion unless of course it’s an emergency of epic proportions. Yes…I AM ONE OF THOSE-I watch the pre show, the actual show and the post show -because just between us-the post show often allows attendees to change attire and you reallllly don’t want to miss a moment of fashion. I KNOW this may sound that I’m merely steps away from some sort of fashion detox aka 12 step program but rest assured I only do this once a year. PROMISE!
Bearing in mind that there was so much fashion I must say that this year …for me there were only a few that really left a major impression. Sooo lucky for you this will be “the short list” and if you want more you can find gowns galore from last nights Oscars all over the web.
First and foremost the hands down best dressed of the evening was Taraji P. Henson in Alberta Feretti. It was simple, elegant, figure flattering and in a word perfection. End of discussion
Second on my list was the wonderful Emma Stone. Beauuutiful beyond words in Givenchy Haute Couture. STUNNNING!
Third and this one surprised me until she was on stage because on the Red Carpet I couldn’t get the full effect was Brie Larson in Oscar De La Renta.
Also on the list was Viola Davis… Sleek, simple lines, well fitted and figure flattering. Loved it!
Finally… and this one pains me on so many level. The one look that I thought was overkill. It was just tooooo much. To much bling, to much fabric for the actresses small frame, the crown and the necklace all too much and too heavy. Janelle Monoe is a beautiful woman but the look was overkill. So sorry Janelle-you are lovely the dress didn’t bring out the best in you. I noticed the dress and not you. Not the way it should be. (at least for me). All images courtesy of Bazaar.com
There seems to be a MAJOR discussion as of late concerning (wait for it) hosiery, stockings-whatever name you wish to refer to the aforementioned. Not only is the topic of wearing nude hosiery a touchy subject on the web between Uber Stylist Rachel Zoe (being in favor of wearing nude hosiery siting Duchess of Cambridge aka Kate Middleton as: “A fashion icon that can do no wrong.” and who P.S. is the entire reason this subject is being debated in the first place due to Kate’s penchant for donning nude hosiery “often” (and by often we mean ALL THE TIME).
On the other side of the debate is Project Runway’s Tim Gun. When InStyle.com inquired his stance on the topic of wearing nude hosiery he replied: “I think there are few things that look as anachronistic as a sheer stocking“. ( Soooooo-clearly not a fan) . Bearing in mind that these are two very high profile style savants in the fashion industry one is compelled to get a third point of view from the general public-or in this case my girlfriends at the gym.
This very group of workout buddies are what the rest of the country would consider to be in very good shape-not for nothing we DO reside in LA and it kind of comes with the territory-instead of the daily bagel and smear you have the daily workout . As we ventured into a deep discussion about this topic we all seemed to gravitate toward wearing hosiery unless one is opting for a long sundress, below the knee skirt or were blessed with legs rivaling Cindy Crawford’s. Now to be fair we are all over 40 and even though we are all what would be considered FIT there is a certain age that your skin tone and legs just look a whole lot better with a little coverage and by coverage we mean stockings. Sheer stockings not only give you a smoother silhouette but it gives your skin tone a uniform boost not to mention it can really have less wear and tear on your shoes insoles. One major addendum to this stocking solution would be when the hot Summer temps soar and there is no way you are going to wear anything on your legs except some self tanner. In this situation I beg you- for the love of your backside please have a hemline that covers whatever irregularities that may show up. Translation-watch the hem length and make sure you check the rear view mirror before venturing out.
Topshop (the British multi national retailer) that is pretty on trend ohhhhh about 100% of the time has a major grip on all things fashion worthy. Not one to sit on their laurels about giving the consumer the latest and greatest a recent post via Facebook featured three style savvy shoe solutions for Spring 2017. Consider yourself officially “in the know.” Thank you Topshop.
All images Courtesy of Topshop
Monday Mantra.. pardon the delay. Due to all the rains I was without power/internet/and a land line for 4 days. I know there are far worse situations to be in but one does realize how these modern day conveniences are a luxury. Have a wonderful day!
Valentines Day can be hard for the single or newly single girl. To that end I share with you a solution to overcome what my GBF (Gay Best Friend) otherwise refers to as Singles Awareness Day /instead of Valentine’s Day or initialed SAD. To heel a broken heart and or put a little pep back in your step might I suggest purchasing a pretty pair of pumps to lift your spirits. Just remember that a pair of heels can often do the trick in making you feel healed.
May your heart be filled with Love..,Today and everyday.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Have you noticed how many fashion forward items are embellished with embroidery lately? It’s everywhere and on everything from dresses to jeans, shoes and handbags. This isn’t your Grandmother’s crewel work but instead a more refined elegant look in a multitude of vibrant colors. Maybe it’s a “crewel” world after all.