Summer 2015 ESPY Awards

On July 15, 2015, the annual ESPY Awards was held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.  It was a ground-breaking ceremony with Caitlyn Jenner being one of the big recipients of the evening. On the red carpet, there were sports stars from all the different realms of the sporting world, as well as the family and friends who came to celebrate their excellence.  There were some outfits that definitely stood out among the crowd.

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In the “flashy” category is NFL player Ricardo Lockette who arrived on the red carpet is this very trendy black and white polka dot sports coat with solid black lapels, black button-down shirt and matching bow tie.  The size of the dots makes it a bold fashion statement and the contrasting orange/red pocket square and watch face definitely adds a colorful interest and breaks up the repetitive color and pattern of the polka dots. It is a great way to stand out in a crowd.

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Another NFL player who was in touch with his “preppy” self at the 23rd annual ESPY Awards was J. J. Watt.  He looks summery in his white trousers and white dress shirt and he adds some nice color with his light navy, two-button sports jacket and pink tie with pocket square.  The only part of J. J.’s outfit that I am not too fond of is his brown leather oxfords.  I think I would have liked to have seen the navy color repeated in his shoes too, in order to tie his look all together.

Mixed martial artist Ronda Rousey arrives at the ESPY Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Wednesday, July 15, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

One of two ladies who made quite the “flashy” entrances was mixed martial artist Ronda Rousey, who showed off her athletic stature in this sheer-panel, cut-out dress in color-blocked black and white.  Ronda’s choice of t-strap sandals with the spiky heel and ankle strap in a matching black and white pattern is a great accompaniment to her dress.

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The other woman who definitely turned heads at the ESPY Awards was former “Spice Girl” Melanie Brown, who arrived on the red carpet in this fantastically-fitting red dress with a cross-over bodice, simple lines down to a hemline below the knees, and a sexy side slit.  Mel B’s color coordinated pointy-toed pumps are the right choice to pull her look all together, as well as her matching dangle earrings.

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Red Carpet Review of Summer 2015 Movie Premieres

As soon as the Summer comes, the movie industry starts releasing their blockbuster line-ups to the public for the season’s entertainment. Along with the movie premieres, come the stars of the films and their celebrity friends who make their way across the red carpet. For example, for the Terminator Genisys movie premiere in Los Angeles this month, two old pals who still enjoy the spotlight gathered to celebrate the opening.
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Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone posed together on the red carpet. Arnold looks official in his stylish navy suit that is built to accommodate his expansive chest, while Sly is a little less formal in his blue and black micro-check blazer that is paired with a pair of indigo blue jeans. They both know their men’s accessories pretty well: Arnold has the cool skull ring, while Sylvester rocks his outfit with a “boss” pair of shades.

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Next, we have Emelia Clarke at the movie premiere of Terminator Genisys also, who is making me dizzy in this optical illusion halter gown. I understand the concept and it is quite an interesting style, but it really makes you feel like you are looking into the “Twilight Zone”.

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Sandra Bullock is having a little fun on the red carpet with her new “Minion” movie. She showed up in this fitted black dress with a yellow stripe on the shoulder, as well as bright yellow Minion pumps to promote the flick.

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Last, but not least, is Channing Tatum. He stopped to pose on the red carpet in this fantastic slate blue suit with a crisp white shirt and a patterned blue tie. He is definitely dressed conservatively, as compared to his wild and crazy character of Magic Mike, but he does look just as good fully dressed in his suit as he does as a dancer.

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Hot Fashion at The 2015 BET Awards

This year the BET Awards, which is an awards ceremony established by the Black Entertainment Network to celebrate African American entertainers in the fields of music, acting, and sports, was held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on June 28th. The red carpet was sizzling hot with male and female celebrity fashion. Some looks were traditional with tuxedos and gowns, while other looks were a little, how you say, manufactured.

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One example of a manufactured or out-of-the-box look is singer Chris Brown who arrived on the red carpet in this baseball – style jacket with the black fabric body and a bright pop of color in the black leather sleeves that have the painted roses on them. Chris paired this fabulous jacket with a simple white t-shirt, long black shorts and sneakers for a trendy casual look. He also chose the right accessories with his white Fedora, white bold watch, and the perfect shades.

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The other out-of-the-box fashion look for the females on the red carpet at The BET Awards was singer/dancer/actress Zendaya in this sexy, silver sequined menswear-inspired dress. The pointed collar, cuff sleeves, and front button placket was a menswear type of look, but in no way masculine when it was blended with the sheer bodice, cut-out chest pockets, high hemline, and super-stiletto sandals. Zendaya’s cute pixie haircut was the perfect complement to her over-all look.

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Some more traditional looks for the red carpet at the BET Awards is “Murder in the First” TV actress Nicole Parker and actor Boris Codjo who are dressed to the hilt in her white fitted gown with white lace cut-outs, that hug her perfectly proportioned curves and his grey tuxedo with black lapels and pockets. I like the all white dress shirt and trousers that create a column type of effect under the jacket and let it be the main attraction of Boris’ look.

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Best & Worst Dressed at 69th Tony Awards

Just this past Sunday was the 69th Annual Tony Awards that was held at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. It was a celebration of the Broadway production achievements for the past season. The award show itself is a musical extravaganza that is loaded with celebrities, as well as talent. Prior to the show, there is a parade of fashion across the red carpet of celebrities. Some of the fashion is fabulous and some, not so much.
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Starting off with one of the best dressed women at the Tony Awards is Vanessa Hudgens. The former child actress and singer is certainly all grown up looking in her Naeem Khan abstract floral halter gown. The coral flowers with pops of yellow, on a cream colored background was a great color for Vanessa and the plunging halter top with cumber bun-style waist, along with the full pleated bottom made her look like the Queen of Spring.

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On the best dressed men’s list for the 69th Annual Tony Awards was boy band singer and actor Nick Jonas. He looked simply dashing in his Louis Vuitton solid black tuxedo with traditional satin lapels, trousers with side striping, and a crisp white dress shirt. This particular suit hugged Nick’s shoulders and gave him a waist-shape that was very flattering. Sometimes, a classic choice is the best.

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During the presentations, there was a “double take” with actresses Anna Chlumsky and Debra Messing, as they arrived to the stage in very similar gowns. I have to say that I really didn’t like either of them. Anna’s gown was a little more shapely in the placement of the straps, but the overall look with combination of black, eggplant, and a maroon stripe at the bottom just left me feeling confused. Debra had a more tonal look, but the fit was terrible and not very flattering.

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At the top of the guy’s worst dressed list was actor Alan Cumming. He is always striving for a unique look, but this one is just bizarre with the Bermuda style shorts, black high-top shoes that are paired with a patterned blue and white jacket. I guess he was probably one of the coolest in temperature at the awards show.

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Celebrity Menswear at 2015 Cannes Film Festival

This time of year, there are a many events that celebrate the Spring and Summer of “blockbuster” movies. You will catch celebrities stopping on the red carpet, while attending their pick of movie premiers or headed to the post-parties. Some of the fashion that you see at these events is as unique as the films themselves.

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One huge event that was held this month was the Cannes Film Festival 2015. It was a multi-day event that showcased some of newest and most unique films to date. One celebrity who attended the 68th Cannes Film Festival this year was Sean Penn. He has been well known for his “bad guy” roles in the past and characters that are a “little rough around the edges”, however, Sean’s red carpet appearance had him looking quite polished in his all-black attire. It is funny how a monochromatic look can take things to another level. Sean had nicely tailored, no-frills jacket and pants that is paired nicely with an open neck button-down, a simple belt, and two-tone black shoes to add a little more pizzazz.

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One celebrity guy who decided to leave the glam and glitz at home was Russell Crowe, who arrived on the red carpet in at the International Film Festival in a confusing combination of a long grey suit jacket, an un-tucked blue plaid button-down, baggy blue jeans, and the “piece de resistance” set of grey and blue jogging sneakers. It looks like he started to get dressed for the event, then decided to just go as is. What’s up with that Russell?

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Lastly, is a eye opening outfit that was worn by Colton Haynes at the movie premier for San Andreas in Los Angeles, CA. It is true that coral is a huge color trend this Spring and Summer, but Colton decided to go all the way in his head-to-toe tonal coral pink suit. Instead of four pieces all in the some coral family, I could definitely see him with two or three pieces, maybe mixed with some taupe or grey to balance out the look. It could be the difference in keeping him from looking like an ice cream sherbet flavor.

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Celebrity Beach Fashion in May 2015

Even though we are usually used to seeing celebrities dressed in their gowns and tuxedos, the paparazzi manages to get photos of them walking the street with their families, doing their day-to-day things, or relaxing on a beach during a vacation. So, no matter where they are, celebrities never know when they are going to end up on a magazine cover.

Olivia-Wilde-Bikini-Pictures-Hawaii-Jason-Sudeikis One celebrity couple sporting their beachwear here is Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis, strolling the warms sands in Hawaii. Olivia is showing off her svelte shape in her black strapless, string bottom bikini and her husband Jason is right on trend with his micro-patterned, sage green board shorts. They both have great taste in swimsuits.

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Next, is Dorchester, MA native Mark Wahlberg and his cute wife Rhea Durham. Mark looks pretty buff in his baby blue graphic men’s swim trunks and Rhea’s red and black color blocked bikini with the strategic cut-outs add some extra interest to an already stylish look.

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For a little more of a Bohemian look, there is singer Ellie Goulding and boyfriend Dougie Poyner. Ellie is sporting a mixed match of a swirled blue strapless top with a tiny floral string bikini bottom. Her boyfriend Dougie’s striped head wrap, leather necklaces, stacked bracelets, and faded grey trunks fit right in to the Bohemian style.

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Another actress who wears a strapless swimsuit well is Jessica Alba. This black and white bikini is a fantastic choice for her fit figure an her man’s grey elastic swimsuit I perfect for walking along the shore or joining in on a water sport or two.

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