Monthly Archives: February 2012

Winners Or Not, Its All About Their Threads

So the Oscars came and the Oscars went. And with them, came a bevy of stars in designs of fluttering silk, chiffon, velvet and organza that fill your dreams for nights on end and leave you aching for them like forever. Atleast for me they do ‘cos even if I tried, the most I could afford out of, say Tina Fey’s dress would be the dainty velvet band that hugs her waist. Anyway since I’m made of lusting material being a woman and a fashion loving one And an unaffordable designer-loving one at that, I’m just gonna show you what I think were some of the finest threads you could see at the 84th Academy Awards.

Since I just mentioned Fey, I think she deserves to go first because her dress was the most swoon-worthy. The actress looked ravishing in the only Carolina Herrera of the night (she was the Chosen One!) and the dress fit her like a dream. The detailing was minimal yet appealing.

Penelope Cruz, the gorgeous Spanish enchantress floated around in a dreamy gray Armani Prive number and brilliant Chopards on her ears, delicate neck and wrist. Pretty, yes; but just another garb of this season.

It seemed like a robust contest between Cameron Diaz’s Tiffany & Co million dollar rocks and  her million watt smile, when she shared a quick giggle with JLo onstage, that her  elegant Gucci dress seemed to pale in comparison!

Diaz’s co-presenter Jennifer Lopez took statuesque to a whole new level in her beautifully beaded and well-crafted, taupe Zuhair Murad number. A little OTT, but say it or not, the Oscars are all about the who’s- who and their dresses.

I loved Bo Derek’s dress just for the simplicity of it all, the clean lines and of course the most in-your-face factor, my favorite color Purple!

The big, floppy bow at her neck only heightened her charm when she announced that it was the first time she’d been asked to present an award, much to the mock chagrin of co-presenter Ben Stiller. Emma Stone was all of cuteness and more, like a cherry on your favourite cake, in her crimson Giambattista Valli Haute Couture resplendent gown. It was lovely to see how well the red of her dress worked with the red carpet!

Judy Greer proved herself to be in the loop with all the latest “It” styles, looking killer in a Monique Lhuillier. Who would’ve ever dreamt of passing off a sport luxe trend on the red carpet? Definitely a welcome change from all the breezy pastels flitting around this season.

Sandra Bullock claims she takes an eternity to pick out a dress for herself, but if the results are going to be as stunning as that night at the Oscars, take your time sweetie, we ain’t complaining. She glowed in a black, white and gold Marchesa gown that was just plain oh-so-loveliness!

Gwyneth Paltrow paired fashion with practicality and what do we get? A pristine white Tom Ford dress and a cape, to keep the bite of the chill from getting to her. The construction of the cape is simple yet amazing, its power shoulders making you sit up and take notice. It also makes men obey you, like she demonstrated with Robert Downing Jr.!

Angelina Jolie’s velveteen atrocity is definitely not worth a mention, but I had to include this snap too just to show what a “hot couple” actually means. (Dictionaries didn’t help until I was shown a picture of  Brangelina)

How could I forget dear Clooney and Stacy Keibler? He belies his age.

But here comes the ultimately delightful couple of them all- Miss. Piggy and Kermit the Frog of Muppets fame! Adding beauty to all her snout-y glory was a custom-made Zac Posen, topped off with  Christian Louboutin pumps and Fred Leighton jewellery! Kermit looked his handsomest best in a Brooks Brothers tux. A pretty dashing couple I must say. Giving the Beckhams a run for their money, eh?

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Plush Claws

Well, well look who’s here with another post, already! It’s just that once I start blogging, I’m on a roll and stop only for inescapable circumstances. Keeping with my new found nail-art fascination and the NYFW of course, (I shouldn’t be called a fashion blogger if I don’t) here’s another little post I just Had to put up.

Nail art seems to be the new manna of fashion- sober and pretty or bright and OTT- on runways. Not. It’s instead, fast making its way onto the talons of girls and women off the ramp. Which is why the manifestation of oh-look-at-me nails at a few shows during NYFW came as a welcome time- out from all the ‘nudes’ (come now, I’m only talking about the tans, taupes and peaches of nail lacquer).

The designers who did break out of the mould and decided to show some creativity in terms of statement nails were few and far apart. And the velvet nails by Ruffian made my heart go sha-la-la-la all through the day! Who doesn’t love the feel of velvet? And velvet on nails? Those should undoubtedly be the queen of nails, zee ongles de luxe!

For a really simple DIY velveteen nails, all you need is clear varnish and some flocking material that you get in jars. Check out this really cool website to see how you can have your own little pieces of dreams on your fingertips.

And oh yes they ain’t gonna be the most practical, but who said fashion is practical anyway?

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Nailed By The Heart

Happy Valentine’s! A small, quickie post on another of my new fav subjects, nails! (My other post is right here)

Ten healthy, fabulously (a tad garishly too, you could say) painted, super-long nails, just before this picture, received a merciless thrashing when their owner decided to go bowling and well, the rest is best left unsaid. Hence, the bitten down effect, but that didn’t hold me back. Delving into the depths of my cupboard, I discovered some long forgotten nail tattoos that my uncle dearest had gifted me when I was still a kid, skinny, bespectacled et al. So I put these ickle strawberry-like hearts on and right in time for Valentine’s Day too! Ain’t they cute?

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