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Monday, February 23, 2009

Oscar Red Carpet Fashion

On the red carpet last night at the Academy Awards, a slew of stars showed up to the biggest nights of the year.

Quite a few starlets wore light shades, like Anne Hathaway, Marissa Tomi, Penelope Cruz, Evan Rachel Wood, and Taraji Henson.



One of my favorite, nonwhite gowns of the night really popped on singer Alica Keys, who wore lilac Armani Prive.


Sean Penn was one of the best dressed males of the night, while Mickey Rourke looked far better than his usual red-carpet-self.



Three of my least favorite outfits of the the night were worn by Amy Adams, Beyonce Knowles, and Tilda Swinton. Amy would have looked so much better if she just lost that necklace.



Meryl Streep, especially considering her usual appearance on awards night, surprised everyone in this Alberta Ferretti dress:



--
Missa

Saturday, February 21, 2009

FashionClub.com Posts Update!

FashionClub.com has posted a new post that talks about what I've accomplished since my last interview with them & what some of my future plans are.

Read it here!

In other news,
I'll be leaving for LA tomorrow, before the birds even wake up.

I will try my best to get a blog up about the fashion that will be on seenSunday at the Academy Awards.




--
Missa

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Fashion Week: New York Style


The semi-annual Fashion Week in New York has kicked off with the Heart Truth's Red Dress Collection. It's a charity show, that features celebrities walking the runway in red dresses created by various designers.

The celebrities that strutted in the show this year included Hilary Duff, Amanda Bynes, and gold medalist Nastia Liukin.

Erin Fetherston (on the right) presented an amazing collection on Sunday, which gave the vibe of a modern Alice in Wonderland fantasy throughout the collection. Her Fall line is definitely one of my favorites that I've seen.

Metallics seem to be staying around for another season, with Carolina Herrera and Farah Angsana using them in both of their shows.

Black, creams, and shades of steel all are colors that have made a big splash in many of the collections presented so far.

I'm excited to see what Badgley Mischkaand Zac Posen bring in the upcoming days.


--
Missa

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Wrap Your Head

In the spirit of one of my favorite designers, Diane Von Furstenberg, the next Do-It-Yourself video I'll bring you will be inspired by the headbands featured in her Spring 2009 collection.

For most, the headbands are a little extravagant to wear every day, and so I will help
translate it into a more wearable hair piece.

So, prepare to see the video either next week, or the first week in March.

I'll be in LA for a week at the end of February and so you might not hear much from me until I return.

But I will return with lots of fun things!

:)


--
missa

Monday, February 9, 2009

Grammy Fashion 2009: The highs & lows.

On the red carpet at last night's Grammy Awards, some outfits really were a hit, while others came off a little flat.

In the female category,
my top three favorites were Sara Bareilles, Taylor Swift, and Carrie Underwood.

The "Love Song" singer's entire look came across perfectly in this pale-peach-pink, strapless, tea-length dress by Louisa Beccari, accented with red heels.

Taylor Swift went for a sultrier look, in this black plunging V-neck dress designed by Kaufman Franc,



while fellow country singer Carrie Underwood was shimmering in a Zuhair Mura crystal and gold slip gown.

Fedora hats and black/white/shades of gray seemed to be the reoccurring trends of the night, with singers such as Jason Mraz and Jordan Sparks sporting them.


Now on to some of the disasters that took place on the carpet.

Paris Hilton forgot to wear pants, and as always, Bai Ling wore the most ridiculous dress of the night, followed closely by M.I.A.



And finally to the close-but-not-quite:

She & Him singer, Zooey Deschanel in this one-shoulder, lavender dress and Welsh singer Duffy, who's dress would've looked much better if it was shortened a bit.



Who were some of your favorites at the night of music?

--
Missa

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Spring/Summer Trends 2009

Winter may still be upon us, but Spring is right around the corner and with each new season comes new trends featured on the runway.

In this look by Betsey Johnson, two trends for the upcoming seasons are combined in one:

English tea party floral & jumpsuit.




Jill Stewart keeps the metallic trend alive in this silver strapless dress.



Diane Von Furstenberg gives peace & love with this hippy-chic trend, complete with headband


What are some of your favorite trends that are making their way in for the Spring and Summer of this year?

Are there some you just despise?


--
Missa