Posts Tagged ‘2014’

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It hasn’t settled in. The entire experience was so surreal. I anticipated having at least three heart attacks, but I feared I might miss Bey’s infamous stanky leg or Hov’s instructional bounce, get your damn hands up, throw your diamonds in the air, etc. So, I dealt calmly with heart palpitations and a flood of emotions and just rocked the hell out with two of my favorite artists–who just happen to make an unstoppable and adorable couple. (more…)

I admit it. I have an extreme shoe addiction. And these are the latest shoe trends I’m adding to my closet for spring.

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I use to be an avid-hater of mules because they were so old-fashioned, and needless to say, boxes and boxes of the shoes were in my mom’s closet growing up so I wasn’t rushing out to buy any footwear my mom liked. But thanks to some modern updates like sleeker heels, cooler silhouettes and chunky platforms–I’m back on board. I couldn’t think of a better trend to just slip your foot into this spring.  (more…)

I have so many favorites this year from the red carpet of the Academy Awards. Let’s get started on what I loved. And let’s just assume if some gowns didn’t make this post, then they were either too safe or not my favorites. This year’s best-dressed lists should include at least one of these ladies in the top 10.

Topping my best-dressed list of the night is Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o. The 12 Years A Slave actress wore a beautiful light blue silk Prada gown with pleats along with Prada platform sandals and a Prada raso clutch. She completed the look with Fred Leighton jewels. From her hair and makeup to her dance-a-long with Pharrell Williams during his “Happy” performance, Lupita was the clear winner of the night.

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Beyonce and Jay Z open 2014 Grammys

Just as I predicted in my must-see TV post, 17-time Grammy winner Beyonce opened last night’s show with hip hop mogul Jay Z, singing their hit “Drunk in Love” from Beyonce’s fifth self-entitled studio album. It was quite a steamy duet between the husband and wife power couple, as Beyonce lit up the stage with just a chair and “flashing lights.” Camera action caught Taylor Swift and Sir Paul McCartney jamming along with the crowd as they chanted the popular line from the song–“surfboard.” (more…)

My favorite looks of the week are from three ladies in the entertainment industry who each have their own distinct style, ranging from retro to bold prints to rocker chic.

DJ and singer-songwriter Solange Knowles was a bit ANTsy when she attended the Spotify pre-Grammy party on Thurday, January 23. I’m bugging out over this turtleneck crop top and skirt duo in black and white. In truth, I can’t tell if they’re cockroaches or ants sprinkled throughout, but I’ve never seen insects look this good!

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Shop the LookAzede Jean-Pierre spring/summer 2014 (more…)

It’s that time of year again—awards season. And once the best in music are crowned on Sunday, January 26 at the Grammy Awards, film fanatics will be tuned in to see if their favorite movies take home the coveted gold trophy. I generally enjoy the Oscars because sometimes seeing those brief clips of a film or the hype surrounding it makes me want to go watch if I haven’t already. While the show can be a drag after the first hour or so, I’m really looking forward to this year because of the following four things:

1.  Costume design nominations all revisit the past.

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Every week I’ll feature the things or people I’m currently obsessing over. This week’s obsession: chairs and a stunningly beautiful and talented actress.

Four Chairs, Six Colors

Photo courtesy of Pinterest/C&B

Photo courtesy of Pinterest/C&B

A bit of a disclaimer here. I work for Crate & Barrel so spotting amazing trends and home decor products isn’t exactly strange when surrounded by the high-end, quality pieces C&B delivers. But these new and colorful chairs featured in the Best & Buys really stood out. You can get them in four various designs and six different hues, including mint, yellow, red and snow. The mint and yellow Willa Side Chair and peacock Spare Folding Chair are my faves. Ranging from $49.95 to $149, these are sure to add a bold and vibrant look to your kitchen or dining room. Get them here. (more…)