Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Miss USA 2011: Evening Gowns

If you want to see 50 absolutely beautiful women, look no further than the Miss USA Pageant 2011. The event was help in Las Vegas on June 19th and was hosted by Andy Cohena and the gorgeous Giuliana Rancic. After these lovely ladies showed off their amazing beach bodies in tiny bikinis, they went back in their dressing rooms and got all dolled up for the evening gown part of the show. Some gowns were gorgeous while others left me confused. Who were your favorites?

My favorite dress: 1st Runner-up, Miss Tennessee. I absolutely loved this dress. Not only did it fit her perfectly, but the one strap opposite the high slit made it look sexy and flawless. The light color of the gown and the sheerness of the bottom makes it sexy, but subtle.

Apparently I'm a sucker for sequins and sparkle. I loved all of these evening gowns, worn by Miss Arizona, Miss California, and of course, Miss Florida. Don't get me wrong, sparkles and sequins can definitely go wrong (see Miss Maryland), but these ladies knew how to work it in all the right places.

All the reds and pinks make me feel like it's a bad Valentine's Day Pageant. Miss Maryland shocked me, in a bad way, with her pink and red sequined top with a mermaid-like red mesh bottom. Miss New Jersey wore a bold color fuschia dress with random circles designs aroudn the waist. I just don't get it. Finally, the worst of all was Miss South Carolina. Not only was the dress completely ill-fitting, but she looked like she was on her way to a 70's Prom. Just not okay in my book.

Miss California, Alyssa Campanella, was crowned Miss USA at the end of the show and posed with one of the pageant's judges, Lil' Jon. For some reason, she looks exactly like Taylor Swift. Is it just me or do you agree?


Tuesday, June 7, 2011

MTV Movie Awards 2011

I always love the red carpet of the MTV Movie Awards because the wardrobe choices are much more relaxed. Leave the ground-grazing gowns at home and slip on a mini cocktail dress. There were plenty of looks to love this year from a two piece set worn by Mila Kunis to the sexy swagger of Ryan Reynolds. Designers Balmain and Dolce & Gabbana were scattered all around the red carpet too, and I'm not complaining. Who were your favorites?

Selena Gomez was definitely one of my favorites from the night. She strutted the red carpet in an outfit by designer Giambattista Valli, and her hair and makeup complimented the outfit perfectly. Best dressed in my opinion.

Close runner-ups for best dressed were Emma Stone (in Bottega Veneta), Kristen Stewart, and Mila Kunis (both in Balmain). I loved Kristen's choice. The embellishments of the safety pins made it edgy and cool, and Emma looked amazing as always.

Dolce & Gabbana was all over the red carpet this year, modeled on Elle Fanning, Taylor Lautner, and Rosie Huntington. I loved Elle's innocent romper, and Rosie's feirce patterned dress...and what's not to love about Taylor.

More to love! Justin Bieber looked amazing wearing my favorite color, cobalt blue. Leighton Meester (also in Balmain) looked great in her silvery eye-catching dress. As for Ryan Reynolds, he could have showed up in a t-shirt and jeans and still looked jaw-dropping.

I was not a fan of Brooklyn Decker (in No. 21), Jessica Szohr (in Alice + Olivia) or Bryce Dallas Howard's red carpet choices. I was shocked to see Jessica in the paisley jumpsuit. I usually love everything from Alice + Olivia, but she just can't pull of that pattern.


Saturday, June 4, 2011

Rachel Zoe: Resort 2012

It's that time again. Designers are beginning to release their new lines for Resort 2012. Some releases so far include Michael Kors, Chanel, Missoni, Oscar de la Renta, and many more. I'm loving Rachel Zoe's new Resort 2012 collection that she released on May 31st. Although it's only her second collection, it was no where close to disappointing. The collection is made up of pieces in various colors, neutrals and brights. With a mix of patterns, colors, and styles like maxi dresses, high waisted pants (very in right now) and mini cocktails, everyone is sure to find a piece that they love. I know I've found plenty! Here's a quick overview of some of my favorites, but click here to see the complete collection.