Oscars 2013


The 2013 Oscars was held last night, and of course all the stars and starlets were (mostly) dressed and groomed to perfection.

Confession: I have not watched ANY of the nominated movies.  I basically go to the movies maybe once a year.  Don’t know why.  Oh yes, now I remember.  I would much rather spend that money on a nice dinner and bottle of wine at my favourite restaurant.

Back to fashion.

I’ve noticed a bit of an ‘Old Hollywood’ theme for the ladies, with some of the more popular colours being blush/nudes, and of course black.

Black is my favourite colour, so that is why I’m singling out my favourite black gowns from last night.

Nicole Kidman a L’Wren Scott creation

Sandra Bullock wore Elie Saab Couture

George Clooney wore a Giorgio Armani tuxedo, his girfriend Stacy Keibler a Naeem Khan dress

Halle Berry wore a Versace gown

Kelly Osbourne wore Tony Ward Couture

Kelly Rowland wore a Donna Karan Atelier

It must be so much fun getting ready for a red carpet event, kitted out in your favourite designer’s latest creation, being beautified by your team of stylists, and then not to mention the numerous after parties.





Colour Analysis: Cool Winter

So you are a Winter

What does this mean:

Skin colour include:

  • Skin colour include porcelain white, rosy beige, olive, almond, cocoa, mocha, mahogany and ebony to black, with a blue or reddish undertone.
  • Skin with rosy or charcoal gray freckles.


  • Winter hair will never have red, golden or copper undertones as they are warm tones.
  • Black tones include jetblack, brown black and Asian blue-black.
  • Medium to dark brown.
  • Silver, white and salt-and-pepper.


  • Any gray tones, a deep, dark eye colour, including black, black brown, red brown.
  • Hazel with blue or green, dark blue, clear blue, gray-blue, gray-green or light green.
  • The iris often has a dark rim.

Your best colours:

  • Bright jewel colours with a blue undertone such as emerald green, bright turquoise, royal blue, shocking pink, cardinal purple and blue red.
  • Neutrals such as black, white, navy, taupe and grey.
  • Silver or gunmetal jewellery.

Colours to avoid:

  • Warm browns, copper, gold, rust, apricot, orange, olive green, light khaki, cream and beige.

Winter Celebrities:

(Images from Google Images)

This is Winter in a nutshell.  I will be discussing the remaining 3 seasons in upcoming posts.





2013 Grammy Awards Fashion

How about last night’s Grammy Awards…Hot or Not?

Before I discuss the weird and wonderful thing that is called celebrity fashion, I just want to mention the fact my ringtone for the past 6 months or so have been Goteye’s Somebody That I Used To Know.  It is such a beautiful song and music video.  I just can’t get enough of it.  And well done to them for winning Record of the Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.  I suppose it’s time for a new ring tone.

Back to Fashion.

I find it really odd that there was a ‘fashion code of conduct’ dictating a ‘ban on showing too much skin’ at this years Grammy Awards.  How odd.  Yes, I do admit, some starlets do tend to take it a bit too far sometimes, but still.  To dictate what you can and can not wear to a ceremony celebrating what you’ve been doing for the past year?!

That being said, to me the overall look and feel for this event can be described as BORING.  Fashion wise not a lot stood out.  Even though there were ‘wardrobe restrictions’, I still feel the creatives of the industry could have been a lot more…well…creative with their dress sense.

For instance, the stunning Jennifer Lopez wore a quite nice black one shoulder dress…with a slit up to her actual bikini line.  Nothing interesting or creative there…just A LOT of leg.  I don’t think she looked bad, just not stunning.

The main looks standing out, according to me, were black, red,cutouts and ‘see through’ materials such as chiffon.

The ‘Dress Code’ Violators:

The Cut-Out:

(A Couple) Worst Dressed: yes, there’s a few.

And what might be my favourite:


Now to wait and see where celeb fashion will take us next…ooo the anticipation.