Punk'd: the Met Gala and Punkception, Part II
I’m baaack! And so is the biotch, because it’s time to review the people who sometimes make me want to shove a hot poker into my eyeballs… Yes, the celebrities. The ones we can’t quite pin down with a “talent” other than being pretty or rich. Some are smart, even interesting—most though, like to dress up as couches. Shall we take a look? Alexis...
Punk'd: the Met Gala and Punkception
Gosh, it’s practically been two months since I’ve done anything on Tumblr! Oops. I blame Pinterest. It’s addicting as well and suits my OCD tendencies very well. Alas, though, I’m not quite comfortable revealing my red carpet fascinations over there, so it all goes here. Anyhow, this year’s theme was definitely a loaded one: Punk! I knew it was going to be very...
A New York Virgin No Longer!
Well, it’s been approximately a month since my journey to the Great White Way, and though I wanted to tell the interwebs all about it from day one, my life got in the way. And then the Oscars. And then more life. Ugh, life is such a pain in the ass! Anyhow, no more distractions: I’m here, and I’m ready to unload all my ramblings on you. In 3…2…1… I was heading...
The After-Parties: Elton John AIDS Foundation
As promised, the party where the Kardashians are allowed in. Hope to go back and grade later. Analeigh Tipton in Elie Saab: A- Anna Paquin in Alexander McQueen: B+ Britney Spears in ?: B (but an A+ for Britney’s personal record!) Carmen Electra in ?: B (this is the classiest she’s ever looked) Christa B. Allen in ?: B- Danai Gurira in ?: A+...
The After-Parties: Vanity Fair II
Here’s the rest of the Vanity Fair Party. Elton John’s AIDS Foundation viewing party is next! Irina Shayk in Stephane Rolland: B- Isla Fisher in ?: B- Jane Fonda in Roberto Cavalli: B+ Jennifer Lawrence in Calvin Klein: A- Jessica Lowndes in ?: B+ Julie Bowen in ?: B Juliette Lewis in ?: B Karolina Kurkova in Versace: A- (no one works Versace...
The After-Parties: Vanity Fair
So I really want to get all the pictures from the Oscars up before tomorrow—for pete’s sake, this should not take a week, but it does! Anyhow, I’m just putting all the photos up first, no captions or commentary, but I hope to swing back around and correct that sometime soon. Ugh, why does life have to get in between me and my beloved internet?! ...
The Oscars Part III: From A to Quvenzhane
Okay, I think I’m gonna finish up with the red carpet today. Maybe I’ll start on the Vanity Fair party as well, but my other blog has been seriously neglected as of late and I may have to go and show it some TLC (yes, I give my blog tender love and care—forever alone much?). Anyhow, here goes the last of the Oscars gowns! And honestly, they should have stuck with the moniker...
The Oscars Part II: From A to Quvenzhane
Twenty more, including the Jennifer brigade… Jenna Dewan-Tatum in Rachel Roy: The beautiful vessel for Channing Tatum’s baby was glowing with maternal pride on Sunday night, and it’s not hard to see why: the baby’s gonna look like her and Channing Tatum, that’s why! Anyhow, her fashion was on-trend, too; the pattern was a little busy for me, but her sparkling...
The Oscars Part I: From A to Quvenzhane
Oh Lawdy. Here I go, recapping the Superbowl of red carpets; this may take awhile. I apologize in advance, but I do promise you this; I will recap the carpet, Vanity Fair, and the AIDS Foundation red carpets, so at least you’re getting some more bang for your buck. Let’s do this. I was pretty pleased with this year’s Academy turnout. There were some real show-stoppers, which...
The Grammys Red Carpet Review: Fun! Fun? Fun.
This took me over a week. I hang my head in shame. I also am just gonna post the pictures with grades that I have and give you my best and worst right after. I swear on New York Cheesecake that I’ll do better for the Oscars! This year’s Grammys was quite the snoozer. Aside from…uh…let me think…well, you get it. Ah! Bruno Mars and his Bob Marley tribute. That was fun....
Artists to Listen To: Part III
So, as my looming The Voice audition date grows ever closer and I grow ever more paranoid about everything from vocal runs to what color boots I should wear, I’ve been listening to a lot of music. And it reminded me of this thingie. So let me enlighten you once more with music… Gin Wigmore Wigmore’s newer to the American music scene, but you’ve probably heard her...
The SAG awards: Back in Black Part III
Sorry it took so long to get to this last one. Real-life craziness. So here’s the pictures with labels and grades, but I don’t have the time to give my scintillating comments (sad face). Here’s the rest… Kiernan Shipka in Oscar de la Renta: B+ Lea Michele (and her hideous dip-dyed hair) in Valentino: C Maria Menounos in Randi Rahm: B+ Marion Cotillard in Dior:...
The SAG awards: Back in Black Part II
I’m baaack! Let’s get back to it, shall we? Jane Krakowski in Kaufmanfranco: Jane’s pretty loyal to her brand, and while Kaufmanfranco never does her wrong, it never does her right, either. Despite the delectable sherbet color of this dress, the shininess feels tacky and something about the torso makes her look boxy. Grade: B- Jane Lynch in David Meister: I’ll say...
The SAG awards: Back in Black Part I
Party’s over. The drunken revelry of the Globes is over and it’s time to scrub up and be serious for the SAGs, despite the awkward name. Yes, my friends, the two big pre-Oscar shows are done and we all think we know who’s gonna win the little naked gold man. But none of that’s important! The fashion is! Black was the color of the night. I love me a good, classic black...
Artists to Listen To: Part II
Well, it took me a lot longer than I thought to get back to this. Sorry about that. Anyhow, if you didn’t see part I, this is what it’s all about… There are so many super-talented singers out there that are criminally under-heard, so I decided to use my two cents to give them some publicity. So all six of my followers will possibly become fans of their music. Talk about major...
The Golden Globes Red Carpet Review V
Here we are, once again at the end of the red carpet critiques. Just in time for the next one! Let’s wrap this puppy up! Marion Cotillard in Dior Haute Couture: Out of the two Dior looks on the carpet, I preferred this one (sorry, Jen!). The blood orange color is unexpected and flattering with her skin tone, and I surprisingly don’t hate the uneven hemline. I’d prefer shoes...
The Golden Globes Red Carpet Review III
More scathing reviews. I’ve got a killer headache so I’ll try and keep the rants short. Try. Jessica Lange in L’Wren Scott: The mistress of American Horror Story looked true to her character in this sleek column by the equally sleek designer. Jess looks amazing in anything she wears, and I happen to love this even more because of the color combo; red and black. Blood and...
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The Golden Globes Red Carpet Review II
I’m baack! After signing up for The Voice auditions in Atlanta (more on that one later), I’ve settled back into my chair to continue recapping dresses. Why? Because I damn well want to—number of readers or opinions regardless. So let’s do this! Emily Mortimer in Jenny Packham: This is a cool dress. With the right styling, it could be a knockout. Could. Emily just...
The Golden Globes Red Carpet Review I
Well, the booziest night in Hollywood has come to an end; however, I don’t think anyone needed the liquor—there weren’t any dresses that awful, but neither were there knockouts. Ultimately, the dresses were like the winners; predictable and a little strange, with the occasional glimmer of humor. Let’s get to it, shall we? Time to morph into my spirit animal, Joan...
Artists to Listen To: Part I
First off, I’d like to state that I am not a hipster. Yes, some of the artists I listen to aren’t well-known, but their style is decidedly classic. I’m not sure why I’m so bugged by being called a hipster, but it does so there’s the disclaimer. So I was trolling my ridiculously huge iTunes library and realized how many great singers are not heard enough; whether...
Music Review: Warrior by Ke$ha
Everyone’s favorite glitterbomb is back! It’s kind of hard to believe that this is only Ke$ha’s second album—she’s already had a slew of hit pop songs spread out over nearly three years, and her pop-trash image has made her persona nearly, if not more famous as her music. Before I continue on, though, let me state my opinion on the divisive diva: I am a proud...
The Human Motivations
The other day I was in a low spot, worrying about whether my dreams would come true, and while I was flipping through some magazine I mused upon what, ultimately, motivates the human being to do something. I’ll admit I’m possessed of a thoroughly Machiavellian opinion of human nature, so this post is mostly opinion-oriented with a few facts to back me up. However, I believe many...
Dancing with the Stars: The Finale!
After a season with more spray-tan, shirtlessness, and glitter than ever, a very very deserving couple took home the ultra blinged-out Mirrorball Trophy… Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani (aka the Sparkletooths) got their first Mirrorball after a long run of fabulous dances that really earned them their title. After the halfway point in the season, I really started gunning for these two;...
The Voice: Mid-Season Size-Up
Hmm, maybe I’ll make this size-up post thingie a tradition. Thoughts? Look at these doofuses. I can’t fathom what goes on in their heads (most of the time). The only one I can trust for a completely honest opinion is Lady the cockatoo! Anyhow, we’ve finally made it to the live rounds, and each coach has five artists left. Below, I’ll be giving each singer a...
Spread the Word: Make the Janis Joplin Biopic...
Hey y’all, I almost never do this, but I’m asking you to follow/like/reblog this post if you love Janis Joplin and her music. There’s soon to be made the long-awaited Janis Joplin biopic, and Amy Adams is set to be cast as the titular character. Don’t get me wrong, I love Amy Adams, and I think she could do an amazing job; the gal’s got an Oscar coming her way...
Dancing with the Stars: The Mid-Season Size-up
So I know I haven’t talked about this show before, but it’s because it’s totally my guilty pleasure! Everything about this competition is pure cheese—the judges, the music, the host (the beyond amazing Tom Bergeron)—but that’s what makes it wonderful. Anyhow, Now that we’ve pretty much got ridden of the duds (Ahem, Bristol), I’m gonna give my...
The Rest of the Emmys II
Okay, so I learned you can only have 12 photos per post. Here’s more… Leslie Mann in Naeem Khan: B Lara Spencer in Badgley Mischka: B- Kerry Washington in Vivienne Westwood: B+ Kelly Osbourne in Zac Posen: B- Kathy Griffin in ?: B+ Kat Dennings in J. Mendel: A- Kaley Cuoco in Angel Sanchez: B Julianne Moore in Dior Haute Couture: B- Julianna Margulies in...
The Rest of the Emmys
So it’s been almost three weeks since the Emmys happened and I never got to recap all the fashion. I’m just gonna put all the pictures here for you with my grade minus the explanation—why, you ask? Well, I can’t stand having to hunt around for complete coverage of red carpet fashion. Style.com has a pretty good collection, and redcarpet-fashionawards.com gets some of the...
Must-See Show: One Night With Janis Joplin at...
I often will rant and rave about how good a show was here on my blog, but this last one was so much more than that. Last night I went to the Arena Stage in D.C. to see the “One Night with Janis Joplin” concert, and it was an experience. As someone who was born 26 years after her untimely death, this show is probably the closest thing to seeing the real Janis as I’ll ever get,...
SNL Hosts: For Your Consideration...
So I finally got around to watching Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Saturday Night Live hosting gig, and may I just say that there now needs to be a Magic Mike 2. I demand it. Anyhow, every season of SNL is filled with good hosts and bad hosts and some in between. If they took a look at my list of stars, maybe they’d get an all-good season, because of course everything I say is perfect. Here...
TV Music: 666 Park Avenue and Last Resort
I’m not particularly thrilled for any of the new shows coming up this fall—I’ve already got my horror (Walking Dead, American Horror Story), my reality (DWTS, The Voice), my drama (Revenge, Castle) and my comedy (The Middle) all set, and my DVR is wacked out enough already. However, since I’ve been loafing around the house as a sick person (just so you know, I am...
Music Review: The Truth About Love by P!nk
Hello there Tumblr, I’ve missed you. I’ve been going through a really bad relapse in my condition right now, so I couldn’t think of a better thing to do than sing the praises of my favorite artist ever and let my followers (all three of you) that I’m still alive and full of opinions I think are worthy of sharing. Her royal P!nkness has just released The Truth About Love,...