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Fashion is about personal interpretation and the need to make a statement through the use of clothes and accessories. Celebrities are becoming far more outlandish in terms of the clothes they wear and the way in which they present themselves. There is strong competition, particularly within the music industry and the need to be prominent is overwhelming as it is the very basis of a music career. Artists such as Rihanna and Beyoncé are known for having their very own sense of style, which incorporates high fashion with their own take on what style is.
However, in recent years there has been a new breed of pop star created, one that is truly unique and that uses superb marketing ploys to build a legion of fans to maintain a longer shelf life. Lady Gaga is the perfect example of this, she stormed the charts overnight and has since become the perfect modern pop star leading to a barrage of copy cats that try to emulate her success with their edgy pop music and shocking fashion choices that not only secure their place in the media but in the hearts of their fans.
Comic-Con, which began as a comic book convention in 1970 and was founded by a group of men from San Diego, has blossomed into a four day event that includes Sci-Fi film/television, horror, video games, and fantasy novels, as well as printed/digital comic books. It is a place where exhibitors, celebrities, and the general public can step into their favorite fantasy role. Aside from the sea of intricate and outrageous costumes that you will see at Comic-Con San Diego, there is also some interesting Red Carpet fashion.
The Country Music Association Awards that took place during the first week of June from Nashville Tennessee, had music performers and celebrities coming out to take part in the recognition of Country Music’s finest. As in all Red Carpet events, the CMA’s had its share of fashion “wows and woes”.
The first pair who are definitely not in the “wow” category is Lenny Kravitz and Miranda Lambert. Lenny’s choice in suit jackets makes him look like he collided with a cow! The black and white design maybe was meant to just look abstract, but all it makes me think is “Poor Bessy!” I like the retro theme of Miranda Lambert’s dress and even the colors, but the cut of the top and tightness throughout the bodice does absolutely nothing for her figure.
This next photo is of Kevin and Michael Bacon. Kevin always has his fashion sense about him and it shows with this simple ensemble of a white dress shirt, skinny black tie, and black leather jacket that is completed by a pair of fashionable specs. His counterpart, however, may be expressing his love of all things nautical with the blue, red, and white combination, but the track shoes and the bright trousers are a little too much for me. Also, they definitely look unnecessarily lamer with their eyeglasses choices. They would have fared better with pairs of Ray Ban Wayfarers or Oakley Holbrook; FYI, both are available at great prices at Red Hot Sunglasses.
The third photo from the CMA Awards is of the singer Scott McCreery in a “Dog” sandwich. “Dog the Bounty Hunter” has an interesting British tan leather jacket that is detailed with studs and texture that is paired with a simple white button-down shirt and khaki trousers. “Mrs. Dog” actually has a terrific style, deep periwinkle dress that has gathers to flatter her curvy shape and more than ample bust. Scott looks a little intimidated by her shape as he leans into the “Dog” for protection. However, it is time for The Dogs” to hunt down a new hair stylist and get rid of the bleach blonde, brittle look!
This past Sunday was the 67th Annual Tony Awards, which brought many celebrities out to celebrate the nominees and recipients of the Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre. It was held in the Radio City Music Hall in NYC and had a host of fabulous and frightening fashion.
One of the highly anticipated new movies of the year, “After Earth”, is a film that was produced by Will Smith and directed by M. Night Shyalaman is about a father and son who are stranded on the dangerous and hostile Earth of the future. The New York Premier of the movie brought out celebrities to the Red Carpet, who were sporting their own styles.
Recently this month was the opening of the Metropolitan Museum’s Fashion Exhibit in NYC. The Costume Institute kicks off the event with the Met Gala party, which is considered by some people to be the “party of the year.” The theme in 2013 for the fashion exhibit is “Punk: Chaos to Couture.”
Punk is a unique culture that is remembered well as part of the 1970’s and 1980’s. It brought forth musical groups like the Ramones, Billy Idol, and Blondie. The Punk Era was dominated by spikey hair, harsh make-up, and studded leather clothing. There were many celebrities who embraced the punk theme for this year’s gala.
Interestingly enough, many of the ladies who donned rebellious garb figured out a way to integrate some fancy but still counter mainstream dress rings – check out Anne Hathaway’s adornments below for a taste. Just goes to show you that disparate styles can be fashionably married – and what’s more punk than mixing of aesthetics? Olivia Wilde could have easily rocked this emerald and diamond gold dress ring from Swag and joined the creative party. That said, Olivia did look fantastic in that strapless, slim-fitting bone-colored gown with cut-outs in all the right places.
This year at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas there was a definite trend of “black and white” in both men’s and women’s fashion. There were some that were elegant, cool, and just outrageous.
One of the guys to rock the Red Carpet in black and white is the Rapper “Taboo”. His leather jacket is color-blocked by the black sleeves, white body, and silver studded striping. The asymmetrical details of the stripes and uneven hemline give the jacket interest. It is paired with black “drop crotch” pants and a set of lace-up boots.