Coachella 2012 Street Style

Because I lived vicariously through everyone else at Coachella via the awesome Youtube live stream the weekend before last, I decided to also pretend as if I were a street style blogger there. So, I’ve compiled my favorite looks from Coachella, courtesy of real street style bloggers :).

I love music festival/concert style. It’s the only time you’re able to go completely hippie/wild child/bohemian and not look like you’re behind the times because you’re constantly surrounded by a cloud of purple haze. Whenever I go to concerts, I just put the wildest outfit together that I can imagine and I know no one will judge me for it. That’s what concerts are for! And, you know, great music.

One day I’m going to make it out to California for Coachella and these are exactly the types of outfits I plan to run around and be freeeee in.

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Open back shirts/dresses are definitely a smart way to stay cool in the middle of the desert.

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Flower crowns and milkmaid braids. Enough said.

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Horizontal and vertical stripes in black and blue are really unexpected.

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Leather and pattern.

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This outfit is everything. Leopard print is everything.

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So feminine and sexy. Polka dots and lace are two of my favorite patterns.

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Red hair, red lips, and red fringe.

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For the record, I hate rompers. This photo is ALL about the hat. I love hats.

What would you wear to Coachella?

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84th Academy Awards

I’m not going to lie, I wasn’t super jazzed about the Oscars this year, which is unusual for me. As a film lover, the Academy Awards is usually my number one awards show night of the year, followed by the Tonys. This year, none of the nominees intrigued me enough to do what I call my Oscar Catchup, where I spend a ton of money to see all of the films nominated in the month between the announcement and the the actual event that I hadn’t already seen.

I honestly meant to, but I never got around to it. This means, I don’t feel as if I can judge whether the winners deserved their awards or not, so I won’t. I’ll just talk about the fashion.

Best Dressed

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Choosing between Jennifer Lopez in Zuhair Murad and Gwyneth Paltrow in Tom Ford was probably the toughest decision I made all week (I know, I know, first world problems). J. Lo was sexy and classic, yet Gwyneth was minimal and modern. Ultimately, I decided on Gwyneth because that cape just took the entire look over the edge. She looked so chic and timeless.

Honorable Mentions

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Of course J. Lo is first on the Honorable Mentions. She was so close. Maybe next year.

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Giuliana Rancic looked dazzling in Basil Soda. It’s almost like what a Vegas showgirl wears when she gets dressed up.

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Angelina Jolie (and her right leg that now has its own Twitter account: @angiesrightleg) stunned as always in Atelier Versace. She’s just a best dressed staple at this point.

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Octavia Spencer stayed faithful to the designer who best knows her curves, Tadashi Shoji; obviously with good reason seeing as she won an Oscar last night for Best Supporting Actress.

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Milla Jovovich wowed in Elie Saab Couture. I love the detailing and the sleeved one shoulder look.

Clearly, neutral tones were a huge trend on the red carpet and, as someone who always wears neutrals, I greatly appreciated it.

What do you think of the Oscars red carpet? Who was your favorite?

P.S. I’m still not over Gwyneth Paltrow’s dress. Sigh.

Friday Favorite: DVF and Current/Elliott Skinny Jeans

Diane Von Furstenberg teamed up with denim line Current/Elliott to create a capsule collection with colorful, floral, springtime prints including my new favorite skinnies ever:

Typically, I find tropical prints such as this to be tacky, but of course DVF finds a way to make it chic and sophisticated. This pair comes in two other bright colors but there’s something about chocolate that spoke to me. If my favorite from the collection isn’t enough to make you drool, browse through what’s already available from the collection here and find your own. As for me, these are going on my wish list (otherwise known as my “things-I-will-buy-when-I-have-a-real-person-salary” list). Happy Friday!

Grammys 2012

First off, rest in peace, Whitney Houston, Queen of Pop. Her passing was a very sad moment in our family history. My mom honestly feels like Whitney was one of her closest friends and as someone who grew up with her beautiful voice floating throughout my home, I feel as if I’ve lost someone important to my life as well. Her memory will live on forever in our hearts and we will always love her.

Onto the Grammys, anyone who knows me knows that I live for awards shows. All of them. Any of them. I watch them all (well, there are a few I can’t sit through…). I especially love the glamourous ones, such as the Grammys, where everyone wears gowns and tuxedoes. I don’t usually bother with worst dressed because why bother talking about something I don’t like? That is unless it’s especially heinous…

Unfortunately, no one really wowed me on the red carpet. All of the risks were bad ones and all of the good outfits were super safe. The best of the night for me was Jessie J. Although I hated her hair and the dress was average, the reflecting silver was beautiful.

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Of course, my favorite performance was Jennifer Hudson. It was an emotional moment for all of us and I think the subtle way J. Hud sang showed that, as she was on the verge of tears the entire way through. Then, after that, Adele because I worship her and almost everyone else was either boring or annoying (I’m talking to you Nicki Minaj). I wish I could post the video but, you know, the copyright police are all over YouTube. So, here’s a link to one on Perez Hilton’s gossip blog.

What was your favorite (or least favorite) Grammy moment, outfit, or performance?

NYFW 2012

I’ve been meaning to start this blog for awhile but the commencement of New York Fashion Week really gave me a kick in the pants because I want to talk about EVERYTHING that I love. Since we’re only on day three I can’t give a complete list, but I will give five of my favorite looks from the first two days.

1:

  Jason Wu Fall 2012

It was really hard to pick my favorite look from Jason Wu’s collection (because he’s a genius) but this gown is so effortlessly glamourous and timeless.

2:

 10 Crosby Derek Lam Fall 2012

Very close second. I love the color combination and the textures. This is something I could put together so easily and wear every day.

3:

 Jenni Kayne Fall 2012

I live for subtly sexy looks. An oversized coat with just a peek of of fun and flirty hem is just so cool.

4:

 Juan Carlos Obando Fall 2012

Can we talk about this color? It’s so refreshing to see a vibrant color during fall fashion week. Apparently this one has been picked by stylists for the Oscars. I wonder which celeb will end up in it? I could see Jennifer Lawrence in it. Who do you think would look good in it?

5:

  Z Spoke Zac Posen
I’m a long time fan of Zac Posen. He knows a woman’s body and this dress is a classic, sophisticated look that would look beautiful on most women.

Those are my favorite looks from the beginning of the season. What are some of yours?

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