Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Victoria Beckham Top Fansite Shuts Down

One of the highest rated, most viewed and up to date Victoria Beckham blog is shutting down. The Blog owner, Vlada who also writes for other fashion websites has stated on her blog that she "fallen out of love with Victoria's style, which is the reason I fell in love with her so long ago. I can no longer support her, so it would be unfair to continue this blog."

This came as a shock to many, as this site would never say a bad word about Victoria no matter how bad her outfit, clothing collection or excessive behaviour is. Many comments on the site also stated that Victoria Beckham's move to the U.S has prompted her to act like a fashion victim, by making sure she has the biggest Hermes Bag collection, the most expensive Jackets and the most expensive celebrity fashion collection. Others said that everything she does seems to be calculated, fake and revolves around shopping, shopping and more shopping.

Regardless, i still love Victoria Beckham to bits!

Posh Peepers: Nicole Richie

Miss Nicole Richie is known for her unique taste when it comes to sunglasses. The tiny starlet confessed to having over 200 pairs of sunglasses (and counting) in her collection, which include both designer and vintage frames. The most recent addition to her collection is a pair of Theirry Lasry 'Velvety' sunglasses.

Clearly her favourite new pair, these sunglasses feature a glossy black frame which can only be described as a hybrid between a cat-eye and wayfarer style.

Perhaps this will be the start of celebrities embracing the 1950's cat-eye trend that has been promoted by several eyewear designers including Pollini, Gucci, Oliver Peoples, Dita and Tom Ford over the past few seasons.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

MET Costume Institute Gala 2009

That time of year is already upon know, the one where fashion's finest faces wear their most exquisite couture dresses only to have them smelling like an ash tray by the end of the night from chain smoking sessions in the ladies loos. But by the looks of things, perhaps a cigarette burn or two would have done the dresses worn at the MET gala some good.
This year, the The Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York was a rather daring fashion affair. The theme, "Models and Muses" was definitely being overplayed by guests including supermodel Kate Moss who turned up hand in hand with designer Marc Jacobs. She wore an off the shoulder gold lame mini dress with matching turban head gear by Milliner, Stephen Jones. I actually liked this look a lot, it's 'Mumbai meets Manhattan'.
Ashley Olsen looked wore a draped creation by her own label, The Row. She looked sophisticated and gorgeous as always, but a lot less frisky than the others.

Her twin sister, Mary-Kate Olsen, kept her unique style in a Christian Lacroix sequin, tulle and lace dress. It was a pimped out Esmeralda, from Hunch Back of Notre Dame costume.
I'm sorry, but WTF is this? I'm all for following themes, but seriously WTF? Madonna looked like a haggard old mess in this Marc Jacobs concoction for Louis Vuitton-fashion victim at its finest.

Finally, a bunch of girls that looked decent at the event. Kate Hudson, Kate Bosworth, Liv Tyler and designer Stella McCartney arrived as a fabulous foursome. The girls played it really safe and sophisticated as they wore designs by Stella McCartney. Stella's lace jumpsuit was definitely a hit, she looks fabulously unique.
And now someone who's dying for me to stuff my two fucken dead finches in her hair. Tyra Banks wore a brutal Buzz cut style bun with a gorgeous black Badgley Mischka Couture fishtail gown and jewels by the designer.

Although Anne Hathaway's look was criticised, the disco-tec hair is super cute with yet another Marc Jacobs dress. She accessorised with Pour La Victoire shoes and Van Cleef and Arpels Camelia earrings.
Now back to the theme "Models and Muses", aren't models meant to look hot? If that's the case, then Eva Mendes definitely suited the part. This look has been seen a thousand times before, it's boring but it still works.

Finally, Rihanna. This is her first public appearance after the alleged assault by ex-boyfriend Chris Brown. RiRi's gorgeous make-up was worn with a Dolce and Gabbana satin tuxedo featuring exaggerated 80's puffy shoulders. I hated it at first, but the more I look at it...wait...i still don't get it. Hey, but you allowed to have fun with your look right?
This years gala was tragic to say the least, it felt more like an advertisement for Marc Jacobs designs then anything else and according to Cathy Horn it is Marc Jacob's company "whose company is sponsoring the event", which also resulted in talented designers like Azzedine being exempt from the gala along with his muses Stephanie Seymour, Naomi Campbell and Linda Evangelista...and they reckon this was meant to be a "model and muses" theme...please...

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Trend Alert: White Maxi Dress

With Summer on the way, Jeans are being pushed to the back of the closet while floaty dresses are making their entrance. Once again, pregnant Nicole Richie has led the bandwagon into wearing maxi dresses, and this time in bright white.

Nicole Richie was seen heading for a meeting wearing a sheer white Henley dress by L'Agence with round Oliver Goldsmith Goo Goo sunglasses and a Givenchy Nightingale Bag, oh and lets not forget the requisite Starbucks. Nicole Richie also amped up the hippie luxe with a white dress and a stack of accessories as she promoted her jewelry line House of Harlow.

Lindsay Lohan was looking frail as she shopped at sunglasses store Eye Candy. She picked up sunglasses by Oliver Peoples, Tom Ford, Ray Ban and many more while wearing a Vix Crochet maxi dress.

The irresistibly cute Kate Hudson was also seen wearing promoting this trend, by wearing a Lauren Moffatt 'Bottom of the Sea' white dress with a mini 'Miss Martini' handbag by Dolce and Gabbana.

Beach Style: Lindsay in Maui

Within a decade, Lindsay Lohan has gone from being a child star, to rising star to tabloid fodder. With a stage mum, psychotic dad and bitter ex-girlfriend to deal with, Lindsay's life is all a bit Bold and the Beautiful. And what better way to get away from the drama then jetting off to Maui, Hawaii?
Lindsay Lohan & Co, which included her sister Aliana, were seen wearing nothing more than itsy-bitsy bikinis and oversized sunglasses as they relaxed in the Hawaiian sun. LL was seen in numerous different bikinis in a short space of time, including a Vix Amalfi bikini in Navy Stripe.
Later on, she was seen maxing out her Black American Express credit card at the local Fendi Boutique. She was right on trend wearing PRPS denim cut off shorts in Splatterpop with a one piece monokini style swimsuit adorned with fringe detailing around the bust.
The one piece, monokini and cut-away swimsuit was seen all over the 2007 designer runways from Chanel to Hermes and now it's finally making a mark in mainstream fashion. LL is wearing this fringe LSpace 'One Love' Swimsuit with Gucci 1813 aviator sunglasses.
Lindsay also wore a black and white striped bikini top wit black bottoms in order to let her Pink Gucci Abbey tote bag stand out. She paired it with wayfarer sunglasses and a bottle of "fruit juice", probably mixed with Vicodin...i kid.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Posh Peepers: Ray Ban RB 3025 Metal Aviator Sunglasses

With a history dating back to 1937, Ray Ban aviators have pioneered the sunglasses industry like no other. First created for pilots flying in extreme weather conditions, ray ban aviators will provide you with the best quality eye protection at a reasonable price.

More than 60 years later, the classic Ray Ban RB 3025 aviator is taking over Hollywood's hottest faces. This particular pair is offered in numerous lens colors and our favourite celebrities are adding new colors to their collection every season. Jennifer Aniston, Lindsay Lohan, Nicole Richie and Vanessa Hudgens have been experimenting with all the new colors available.
  • Jennifer Aniston wears: Gunmetal frame with gradient brown lens (color code: 004/51)
  • Lindsay Lohan wears: Gold frame with Gold mirror lens (color code: W3274)
  • Nicole Richie wears: Silver frame with light blue shaded lens (color code: 003/3F)
  • Vanessa Hudgens wears: Gold frame with Mirrored Pink and Gold shaded lens(color code:001/3E)
If your a "one pair of sunglasses type of person", then i suggest purchasing the Ray Ban 3025 aviator in the original Gold frame with grey green lens (color code:L0205). Everyone should have at least one pair of these sunglasses in their collection. It's a timeless style and works well with any outfit as demonstrated by Megan Fox, Lindsay Lohan and Nicole Richie.

Another great thing about the Ray Ban aviator is that it can be worn by both men and women and still look equally fantastic. This unisex style has been seen on David Beckham, Zac Efron, Al Pacino, The Jonas Brothers, Vince Vaughn, Hugh Jackman, Billy Ray Cyrus, Brad Pitt and who can forget Tom Cruise?

Trend Alert: The Denim Jacket

Within the last two days, tabloid magnets, Nicole Richie and Jessica Simpson have sported very similar looks.
Jessica Simpson was seen leaving L.A restaurant Katsuya on Thursday night. She draped her body in a wild (literally) print maxi dress covered in tigers, leopards, zebras...hey lets just settle for the entire animal kingdom. She paired this dress with a True Religion 'Jimmy' cropped denim jacket. The jacket was perhaps the most subtle of the outfit which also included a studded Lanvin Jet Set handbag and Christian Louboutin leopard print heels.
Seen leaving a hair salon earlier this week, the positively pregnant Nicole Richie wore a multicolored paisley print maxi dress to cover her baby bump. She pulled the look together with an up style knotted bun in her hair, sleek wayfarer sunglasses and a Paige Premium Denim Vermont Jacket in Westward wash. While Jessica Simpson opted for heels, Nicole kept it casual with Havaiana flip flops...or thongs as we like to call it Down Under ;)

Friday, May 1, 2009

Mary-Kate Olsen: The World through tinted Lenses

After months of hiding from the paparazzi lens, Mary-Kate Olsen has finally come out in all her quirky glory. I'm not going to lie, this week has got my panties in a pretty knot with the daily Mary-Kate Olsen watch. As we know by now, Mary-Kate is all about the "mix" when it comes to her personal style, mixing hot-out-of the atelier designer wear with vintage, second hand or high street finds.
One high street find that is reminist of pieces from the Fall 2008 Rodarte collection was an oversized Topshop knit sweater that M.K sported yesterday. Within a week M.K has also worn her Barbara Hulanicki Biba for Topshop Shirt on high rotation. She dressed it up with wedged heels and Ozzy Osbourne style sunglasses featuring a round frame with high impact blue lenses for a spot of shopping. Earlier in the week, she wore the same shirt, (as a dress- the adavantages of being short), with Ray Ban Clubmaster RB 3016 sunglasses and Carol Christian Poeller leather Boots.
She's been rocking a lot of new bags lately as well, including a brightly colored tote bags, a tan Proenza Schouler satchel bag and a bad ass Alexander Wang black leather studded bag. This exclusive bag was sported by Mary-Kate before it was even available to the general public or other celebrities for that matter.