Katy Perry: What Do You Keep Doing To Your Hair?

Posted by    |    April 24th, 2012 at 7:00 am

Katy Perry on April 18, 2012 in Hollywood, California. Katy Perry's pink and blue hair

Whether you like her music or not, “Fireworks” pop star Katy Perry has more than just a hot voice; she’s got the hair to match.  Pop stars through the years have traditionally been hair chameleons, from Madonna to Beyonce to Nicky Minaj.  Katy Perry really seems to enjoy changing her hair color as often as she changes boyfriends and cupcake bras.  So what’s with the crazy colors?  Oh sure, if you were in a punk band we’d all totally understand.  But bubble-gum pop music?  Next thing you know, Bieber is going to be sporting full-sleeve tattoos and marrying Pam Anderson underneath a neon Budweiser sign. (more…)

American Pie: Fashion Then and Now

Posted by    |    April 12th, 2012 at 7:00 am

American Pie: Reunion is being so heavily promoted that you probably have already heard a dozen interviews with the “stars” of the film.  Though it’s been a little over ten years and most of the cast hasn’t gone on to do too many noteworthy projects, it’s a safe bet that this film will continue to rake in numbers on shock value alone.  (Word on the street is you see more of Jason Biggs than you probably ever wanted to. Ever.) All that being said, what I find most interesting about the resurgence of this cast is how style has changed in ten years.  Check out photos of the group from the original premiere of American Pie in 1999  and what they look like today:

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Oscars Fashion: A Leg Up on the Other Awards Shows

Posted by    |    February 27th, 2012 at 2:37 pm

The Academy Awards are like the Super Bowl of Fashion.  It’s a bunch of hyped up predictions on who will wear what, and most of the super stars come prepared with their A game.  This year didn’t disappoint, with gorgeous, feminine colors and Old Hollywood glamor, which I personally loooooove.

As long as we’re talking about the varsity team, here are my picks for so stinking gorgeous it hurts the eyes:

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Video Recap of New York Fashion Week: Spring 2012

Posted by    |    February 23rd, 2012 at 10:47 am

In case you haven’t seen some of the highlights from New York Fashion Week this month, this video will bring you up to speed.  (I’m particularly fond of BCBG-the neutral/color combos are beautiful!) Don’t miss the sexy stuff from Herve Leger, either…enjoy!

Unlikely Fashion Obsession: Troop Beverly Hills

Posted by    |    February 7th, 2012 at 7:00 am

If you were a child of the late 80′s, had a child in the late 80′s, or just watch a lot of old movies on late night cable, you may remember a little known Shelley Long film called “Troop Beverly Hills“.  The story is comical and predictable: Phyllis Nefler (Long) is a posh Beverly Hills housewife  and shopping addict. As she goes through a divorce from her husband, (played by Craig T. Nelson,) she volunteers to become the leader of daughter Hannah’s Wilderness Girls Troop.

Can she help them sell the required boxes of cookies and make it to the Wilderness Jamboree, or will her love of fashion stand in the way?  Rent it on Netflix and find out.  In the meantime, check out how what was old is new again.

Troop Beverly HIlls

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The adorable fascinator that Phyllis is wearing above in the film was popular again this winter in a replica from asos.com. (more…)

Top Model’s Personal Style

Posted by    |    January 26th, 2012 at 8:00 am

Models are usually seen and not heard. (Which sometimes isn’t a bad thing…remember teen model Miss South Carolina?)

It’s a nice change of pace, however, to see a video where models talk about their personal style and we can see firsthand what they wear when they aren’t rocking haute couture and ready-to-wear.  Are they as chic on the street as they are on the catwalk?  Decide for yourself.

The Short Film Pursuit: Die Hard, But With Louboutins

Posted by    |    January 9th, 2012 at 7:00 am

When our rather hip and stylish CEO sent me the short film “Pursuit“, I was enraptured.  It took three views before I caught on to the entire angle, but that made it all the more interesting when I caught scintillating details with each new view.

Created by Moonwalk Films and two hopelessly creative geniuses, Suzie Q and Leo Siboni, this short film is high on style, drama, and suspense…and all within a three minute time frame.  Suzie Q & Leo met while studying at Ecole des Gobelins, Paris, in 2005. Not short on inspiration, these two created fashion fueled short films that garnered awards and attention that surpasses just the fashion community.

These fascinating filmmakers describe their short film simply: “PURSUIT is inspired by a sequence in DIE HARD with Bruce Willis. It’s a bit of a remake, but with models instead of actors, and a banquet room instead of the Nakatomi building set.  We thought the original scene was very fashion – the character is walking on the table as on catwalk. And then we played with cuts, changing the clothes in the midst of the scene. You can see the girls are changing outfits all the time.”

The wardrobe is truly as exciting as the plot, so feast your eyes on high fashion that is to die for.

(Don’t let your eyes miss those Louboutins. You’ll regret it.)

Steal It: Kirsten Dunst’s Classic Style

Posted by    |    November 9th, 2011 at 7:00 am

Whether you love, hate, or feel indifferently about her, Kirsten Dunst is back and bringing classic style with her.  Photographed for the New York Times, she looks pretty darn amazing in styles that are surprisingly attainable for the rest of us.  Want proof?  Check these gorgeous photos out….

A simple polkadot dress and camel coat with red lips and nails = classic and sexy.  Dunst’s look consists of a Calvin Klein Collection coat, $1,995 and Wolford dress, $545. You can steal this same look: dress from Forever 21 for $24 and coat from Banana Republic for $198. (more…)

Documentary ‘DRESSED’ Descends on Big D This Week

Posted by    |    October 25th, 2011 at 7:00 am

DRESSED, the inspiring documentary about self-taught clothing designer Nary Manivong, who defied the odds of a broken childhood and homelessness to ultimately show his collection at New York’s famed Fashion Week, regionally premieres in Dallas at the historic Texas Theatre on Friday, October 28, at 8:00 p.m.

WHO:   El Centro College, Fashion Marketing and Fashion Design programs
WHAT:   Southwest film debut of the documentary movie, DRESSED
WHY:   Screening featuring personal appearances by Manivong, Alexandria Hilfiger & David Swajeski
WHEN:   Friday, October 28, 2011, at 8:00 p.m. CDT
WHERE:   The Texas Theatre, 231 W. Jefferson Blvd., Dallas, TX 75208, (214) 948-1546
COST:   $20.00 minimum suggested donation

Filmed on location in New York City, as well as Manivong’s hometown of Columbus, Ohio, DRESSED beautifully illustrates the strength and resilience of the human spirit as Manivong navigates through one of the toughest businesses in the world – the fashion industry.

“I remember being inspired by the beauty of clothes, and what it would be like to create garments for the type of woman I want to dress,” said Manivong, who eventually partnered with Alexandria Hilfiger to begin their own design label, NAHM, which is an anagram of the two designers’ initials and also means “water” in Laotian.  Manivong and Hilfiger debuted their first collection together this past February during the Fall 2011 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York.  Both Manivong and Hilfiger will be attending the Dallas screening event, along with the film’s director David Swajeski and executive producer Maryanne Grisz.

A limited number of seats for this special premiere screening will be available to the public through the Texas Theatre and El Centro College.  First opened in 1931 and recently restored to some of its original lavish grandeur, the Texas Theatre was briefly owned by renowned aviator and film producer Howard Hughes and later became infamously known as the site where Lee Harvey Oswald was apprehended shortly after he assassinated President John F. Kennedy in 1963.

 

What Are They Really Like? Celebrity Tell-All From the Red Carpet

Posted by    |    April 7th, 2011 at 12:08 pm

One of the cool things about covering the red carpet for any event is getting up close and person with the folks we normally see on our television screens or in the movie theatre. (Or these days, on Hulu.)  Over the years I’ve been very impressed with some in their interviews, like Paris Hilton, for example.  She was poised, articulate, and stunning in person-not quite what I had expected.  Some were less than impressive, like Lorenzo Lamas.  (He brought two dates and neither of them seemed to know the alphabet.)  So what is the consensus from the Dallas International Film Festival red carpet interactions?  Here is my personal run-down….

Opening Night I was pleased to chat with the filmmakers of Being Elmo, who were not only some of the nicest people at the festival, but didn’t give the feeling they were only there to self-promote.  Connie Marks and James Miller acted as if they were here to also make friends, which makes them cool as a fan in my book.

Outlaw country legend Jerry Jeff Walker was friendly and warm, and seems to still have an affinity for lovely ladies.  His wife is a knockout!  There may be snow on the roof, but there’s clearly fire in the furnace.  He is a man who has seen it all and done it all, and isn’t afraid of anybody.

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