World Premiere of Hunger Games – Mockingjay Part 1

Since the debut of the original Hunger Games in March 2012, fans have been waiting excitedly for the story to continue. This November, the star-studded cast has taken to the red carpet for the latest of the trilogy: Mockingjay Part 1. As previously, the stars of the movie shine at the World Premiere, as well as on the screen.

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First, is the leading lady Jennifer Lawrence, who looks absolutely stunning in this white, quilted texture gown that has the on-trend high/low hem and black embroidered roses trickling across the chest of the dress and down her right side. Jennifer’s choice in single strap black sandals coordinate perfectly with the gown, but keep the focus on the gown, where it should be. She also chose a soft colored makeup to blend well with the femininity of the dress.

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Next, is Liam Hemsworth, who looks debonair in his black three piece suit that is accented with a crisp white shirt, slim black tie, satin lapels, and black and white polka dot pocket square. Liam doesn’t seem to get as much attention as his older brother Chris, who was just named by People Magazine as “The Sexiest Man Alive”. Makes you wonder if there is any sibling rivelry in the Hemsworth household.

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Another cast member of Mockingjay Part 1 to hit the red carpet at the World Premiere was Elizabeth Banks. It is hard to deny her beauty, even in her dramatic red and blue tie-dye like gown with the plunging neckline and cape-like train. The dress fits the character that she portrays in the Hunger Game movie series, which is sort of quirky, with lots of dramatic flair, but I don’t know what made her choose this one.

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Lastly, is another male cast member to Mockingjay Part 1, Sam Claflin. For this premiere, he chose the fantastic color combinations of a burgundy, double breasted sports jacket and a pair of shimmering grey trousers. He keeps the focus on the jacket and pants with a white shirt, buttoned to the neck and black leather lace-up shoes.

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2014 Hollywood Film Awards – Kick Off to the Awards Season

November 14 was the television premier of the Hollywood Film Awards. In previous years, this particular awards ceremony had never been seen by the general public.  It was founded by Carlos de Abreau and Janice Pennington in 1997 to honor excellence in filmmaking, while also being the “kick-off” to the awards season. The Hollywood Film Awards was held this year at Hollywood Palladium and the red carpet was flooded with celebrities in some amazing and unique fashions, donning designers from Alexander Wang to Rag and Bone.

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First, let’s talk about an acutely fashion-conscious couple: Actor Channing Tatum and his wife Jenna. Bright navy is definitely Channing’s color with his classic 3-piece blue suit. Being a tall man, the suit needs to be tailored correctly to fit his stature and in this case, it is. Channing off-sets the saturated tone of the navy with a crisp white button-down shirt and matching dark tie. Jenna Tatum looks absolutely stunning in her gown with the grey beaded top and simple white bottom that clings to her curves without showing too much.

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In keeping with the “grey” theme, Twilight Saga- famed Kristen Stewart arrived on the red carpet in a modern-looking short dress with a grey mesh turtleneck, flared white short skirt trimmed in that same grey, and a set of matching pumps. With the short cropped hair and complimentary toned make-up, Kristen takes on sort of a quasi-futuristic look.

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Lastly, is someone who has a flair for the dramatic: Steven Tyler.  His full length black and white pinstriped top-coat and matching designer slim shirt is in keeping with Steven’s dramatic fashion and is accented by his wide-leg black leather pants and red snake skin shoes. There is definitely no chance that he would be mistaken for anyone else!

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November Celebrity Fashion Flops

While celebrities spend most of their time trying to look good in front of the cameras, sometimes the choices that they make are nothing short of fashion flops.

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For example, the usually sharply dressed former American Idol judge Randy Jackson is looking like something out of a children’s book with his bright purple light jacket with orange, yellow, and blue dinosaurs all over. Randy’s style is usually unique, but this choice in outerwear is a first AND a last! Man, even the slim jeans are cuffed too high…

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Next is singer Nicki Minaj, who also jumped on the same crazy brightly colored bandwagon, but she look like someone used bedspreads and ruffles to create her multi-tiered nightmare. If she dropped the two bottom tiers and was left with the mini-dress version, Nicki might have gotten away with it, since she is known for her unusual style. However, the dress as a whole should go back to the bedrooms that it came from.

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Another questionable choice was made by Alan Cummings, who is well-known recently for his role in “The Good Wife” in which he spends most of his time in a conservative suit. Here, Alan did a 180 and went chaotic in a black-and-white shards print shirt and trousers. I could see rummaging deep into the slim dress shirts pile for a pronounced statement, but the pants just have to go, my man! I have the feeling if you look at him long enough, you will come away with a headache.

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Lastly is singer Robyn, who is on the red carpet of the Grammys in this white outfit that scarcely qualifies as a gown. The top looks like she borrowed her man’s underwear shirt. The skirt, which may be in a nice satin fabric, looks like it was cut out in art class and the “Frankenstein” work boots are just plain ugly.

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Early October Celebrity Fashion Review

Fall not only brings a change in season, but it is also a time of new television season premieres and new movie releases.

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One popular, on-going comedy series is “The Big Bang Theory”. One of the leading “nerds” is Johnny Galecki, who is looking anything but nerd-ish, strolling down the street in his nicely tailored black suit with a mini-polka dot patterned button-down shirt, and a pair of cool Aviator sunglasses.

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Next, is child actress Ashley Tisdale at the Season 5 premiere of “Walking Dead”, who is all grown up and the definition of rocker chic in her low-cut, black leather crop top with the peplum style bottom, severely distressed low-rise grey jeans, and her peep-toe black leather boots.

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Another celebrity red carpet arrival is actor Luke Evans and actress Sarah Gadon, who are out on the town for the London premiere of the movie “Dracula Untold”. Luke looks fantastic in his fashionable, double-breasted grey suit with purplish patterned tie. Sarah is trendy in her white lace overlay top and A-line taffeta black skirt, however, I think that it could have been a little more fitted, to show some of her curves.

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Lastly, is another arrival at the “Dracula Untold” UK premiere. Sienna Guillary has taken “mismatched” to the next level with her olive colored pageboy cap, yellow printed blouse, and Justin Bieber-like navy shorts. Sadly, the only things that I like about Sienna’s outfit are her black leather clutch and black platform sandals. It kind of looks like she got dressed without a mirror and in the dark!

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2014 Audi Emmy Pre-Party Retrospect

Hollywood had been buzzing with excitement the past few months about the 66th Annual Prime Time Emmy Awards. The nominees are revealed before the actual ceremony by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for their excellence in the television industry. The week before the actual Emmy ceremony, the nominees are honored by pre-Emmy parties held throughout LA. One host was Audi.

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On arrival to the Audi pre-Emmy celebration at Cecconi’s Restaurant in Los Angeles, there were some great red carpet fashions. First off, is “Breaking Bad” actor Aaron Paul and his wife Lauren Parsekia. He looks the total opposite of the meth dealer character that he portraits on the show in this grey tonal plaid suit, black button-down, and black leather oxfords. Aaron’s wife Lauren is a vision in this ¾ sleeve, silky gown with the plunging neckline and a high front slit. Her black leather clutch and minimalistic jewelry selection are the perfect accents.

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The next arrival at the Audi party was Sarah Hyland, from the comedy “Modern Family”. She is ready to party in this white button-down with a pair of black wide-leg shorts, which have the look of a short skirt, and the peak of a lacey bra. Sarah’s loosely braided hair and studded black and tan leather sandals just complete her look.

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Lastly, is a photo of actress Zoe Zeldana from the “Guardians of the Galaxy” movie and her Italian husband/artist Marco Perego. Zoe is looking fabulous in this silky brown animal print dress with the lighter contrast bustline trim and self-belt. She manages to swaddle her baby bump in terrific style. Zoe’s husband Marco looks suave in one of the trendy micro-print shirts in black and grey. He keeps his look casual by keeping the dress shirt un-tucked and rolling up the sleeves. Maybe it was to show off his new “ink”, which is a portrait of his beloved wife Zoe.

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The 66th Annual Emmy Awards

This past Monday was the 66th annual Emmy Awards ceremony that was held in the infamous Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Celebrities, who had been celebrating for the previous week at sponsored parties, arrived at the Nokia Theatre to honor their fellow actors and actresses for their works of excellence in the television industry. Just as in every celebrity event, the star gazers are interested to see what the celebrities were wearing, whether it be good or bad.

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When looking at the color scheme this year at the Emmy’s, not only was red prominent, but white seemed to dominate the red carpet. One of the women in the stunning category was Sofia Vergara, from the popular show Modern Family. She arrived to the Nokia Theatre is a beautiful, curve-loving white gown by Roberto Cavalli. This strapless creation has a structured top that is accented with vertical shimmering lines and pleats that bring your attention to Sofia’s tiny waist, then follow over her hips to the floor with the seaming. It is the grown- up version of The Little Mermaid for sure.

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Next, is actor and TV personality Mario Lopez. Even though some may hate him for it, it is almost impossible to make him look bad. Here he arrived to the Emmy’s in a basic black tuxedo with a crisp white dress shirt and white pocket square accent. Mario departs from the traditional look with his skinny tie, in place of a bow tie. He definitely would win in the handsome category.

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The red carpet also welcomed a pair who usually fit in to the fashionable couple category: Actor Matthew McConaughey and model/wife Camilla Alves. Camilla joins the ladies in white with this beautiful, lacey cut-out gown by Zuhar Murad’s 2015 Ready to Wear Collection. Matthew, who is a devoted fan of Dolce & Gabbana, is wearing one of their tuxedos in cobalt blue with black accents. Normally, I am a huge fan of Matthew McConaughey’s fashion choices, but not this one. I can’t quite decide what is throwing me off, maybe not the right coloring for him, but his tuxedo looks too prom-ish for my taste.

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Celebrity Street Style in August

Every day the Paparazzi are out on the streets trying to take photos of celebrities living their lives. Sometimes they catch them at the height of fashion and sometimes, not so much. Whichever kind of photograph is taken, you can guarantee that it will end up on the internet or in the tabloids.

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First off, is Actress Amber Heard. She was seen walking down a side road in CA with a friend, after grabbing some coffee. Amber is impeccably dressed in a tan, patterned blouse, a black slit skirt with a tan colored diamond pattern, a fantastic flats made of black and beige leather. Her patterned belt, British tan leather shoulder bag, and Aviator sunglasses make the perfect accessories.

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The next celebrity street style is Jessica Alba. She is strolling down the streets of Los Angeles in a summer time look with her embossed white tank top, gathered/lace-trimmed capris, and lace-up shooties. I love the top, shoes, and studded tan leather handbag, but I have no idea what is happening with those pants. The waistline, pockets, and pant front are just confusing and envelop a very nice figure.

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Next, are actress and actor Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis, who are looking like the perfect tourists in Montreal Canada. Olivia is taking on a “Bohemian vibe” with her embroidered black tunic top, rolled-up worn jeans, and black leather booties. Jason is disguised perfectly in his button-down blue shirt, grey cargo shorts, and walking sneakers. The Aviator sunglasses that they are both wearing, along with Jason’s camera and baseball hat complete the tourist look.

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Lastly, is former Olympian, TV personality, and soon-to-be ex-husband of Kardashian mom, Bruce Jenner. Bruce has never been a style maven, but I think that Chris must have got the rights to the family stylist in this split. Bruce’s hair is ragged and over-processed, his blue striped polo and tan khakis are baggy, but he does have some cool golf shoes.

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