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R.I.P. Michael Jackson

Posted in Dancers/Dancing, Music, Singers/Performers with tags on June 25, 2009 by shapach

The world mourns the loss of the most influential singer, dancer, performer, and artist ever! We’ll miss you, MJ!

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One Question…WHY?

Posted in Actors/Comedians, Designers, Fashion, Singers/Performers with tags , , , , , , , on May 4, 2009 by shapach

Please DO NOT commit these fashion faux-pas:

1. Solid colored suspenders are okay, but unless you are trying to look like Mork the Dork…NO MULTI-COLORED SUSPENDERS!

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2. Wide-framed nerd glasses are a no-no. If Scarlett Johansson can’t even make these look good, forget about it!

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3. I understand innovation and creativity in shoe design, but Marc Jacobs SS08 reverse-heel shoes were just plain ugly and weird. Not very comfortable either, I presume.

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4. They were supposed to be a very fleeting phase, but to my dismay brands like Ed Hardy and Abercrombie are still proliferating the atrocity that is the Trucker Hat. FYI: If Paris wears it, you know it’s bad!

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5.  The 90’s called and they want their cut-off shorts back! Don’t you celebs have enough money to get over this budget-friendly trend?

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Freaks o’ the Week

Posted in Actors/Comedians, Art & Artists, Designers, Fashion, Music, Singers/Performers with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 4, 2009 by shapach
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  • The infamous Miss Britney’s comeback Circus tour starts off with a bang in New Orleans. Check out photos of all the “bigtop” entertainment, from her first stop of what proves to be an outrageous tour.
  • The much-anticipated season finale of The Bachelor, featuring the popular single dad from Seattle, Jason Mesnick who was painfully rejected by last season’s Bachelorette Deanna Pappas, concluded with a shocking and confusing twist of fate. Catch clips from the weepy, tear-jerking final chapter at ABC.com.
  • Celebrate National Grammar Day on March 4th, sponsored by the Society of the Promotion of Good Grammar (SPOGG), by re-reading my blog and checking for grammatical errors. You won’t find any! 
  • For all you comic-book and graphic-novel heads out there, comes another smash big-screen adaptation. From the makers of 300 and Sin City, highly acclaimed WATCHMEN hits theaters on March 6th.
  • Had a regretably bad one-night stand lately? Put the bastard on blast, on “I bang the worst dudes” (Sorry, Mom). This hilarious site allows you to post a pic of the creep, with a black bar across the eyes, along with delightfully enlightening blurbs to ensure that no one else makes the same mistake. Who knows, you may even see yourself! 
  • For all the American Idol followers there (all two of us!), Kelly Clarkson releases her newest CD All I Ever Wanted, featuring hit single “My Life Would Suck Without You,” on March 10th. Hear the leak starting tomorrow on MTV.com.
  • Speaking of Idol, we are down to the top 36 contestants in the search for a Season 8 winner. Keep track of your favorites and do all of your voting online without even picking up the cellie. Although, I kind of like feeling as if Seacrest is talking to me personally on the phone, even if it is a recording.
  • Badgley Mischka celebrates their 20th anniversary with a new ad campaign featuring big name celebs such as Carrie Underwood, Eva Longoria Parker, Lauren Hutton and Anjelica Huston (Morticia Adams!) shot by acclaimed VOGUE photographer Annie Leibovitz.
  • Yohji Yamamoto unveils his new shoe collection created in collaboration with Salvatore Ferragamo. The sculpted red shoes, available for sale in Ferragamo flagship stores and Yamamoto boutiques at the beginning of July, will range in price from $470 to $1,050. Check out bluefly.com for all the deets.
  • New York’s TriBeCa Ball this past Monday night, sponsored by the New York Academy of Art, drew big names from the fashion, music, and even political cliques. Forget about Justin, the ladies man of the night was ex-prez Bill Clinton, who attended sans Hilary. 

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week NY: Fall 2009 Georges Chakra

Posted in Actors/Comedians, Fashion, NY Fashion Week, Singers/Performers with tags , , , , , on February 22, 2009 by shapach

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Famed Lebanese couturier Georges Chakra is known for his bold and trendy red-carpet looks worn by the who’s who of Hollywood, including Cameron Diaz, Helen Mirren, Jessica Alba and Carrie Underwood. For his first RTW collection, Chakra stepped AROUND the box, with his series of fun and colorful party wear. This feminine, and awfully couture looking collection, shown in the Promenade at Bryant Park on February 14, was quite a propos for St.Valentine’s Day and included many pretty date-night pieces. 

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Wonder Woman: Using a flashy plastic material, resembling latex, intricately folded into origami bows, Chakra evoked a flirty, futuristic superhero. This feminine evening collection featured mini sequin shifts with metallic capelets, ruffled collars, long gowns with trains flowing cape-like behind, and sleek, glimmering pants. Topped off with exquisite, elbow-length leather gloves, all that was missing was the “S” on the chest.  

Shapes and silhouettes: The look was all very vintage 1950’s; lots of poufy full skirts, belted and cinched-waisted cocktail dresses. Slim pants paired with tailored jackets, and glamorous flowing evening gowns, typical of this red hot, Red Carpet favorite. Don’t be surprised to see many of these donned by your favorite stars very soon. 

Color palette: Lacquered black, chrome, and crimson, followed by metallic polka dots and colorful geometric print dresses and jackets. 

Front Row Faces: Along with a stark-looking Kellie Pickler, and Jennifer Love Hewett, snarky stylist Philip Bloch was also in attendance. 

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B’s New Wave Style

Posted in Fashion, Music, Singers/Performers with tags , , on February 8, 2009 by shapach

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Beyonce’s style has continually evolved since her Destiny’s Child heydey. When she first came out in the nineties as lead singer of the all-girl group, she had a tacky style, not very unique or interesting. In fact, her mother was (and probably still is) designing all of the looks and costumes.

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Although the frilly, glittery, matching ensembles made them look more like a Disney gang (i.e. Cheetah Girls, yuck!) than a hot, young R&B sensation on the rise, Beyonce always made sure her outfit was a little bit different, and noticeably sexier, so that she stood front and center.

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Beyonce says over-the-top Sasha Fierce (her newly dubbed alter ego on the album, I Am… Sasha Fierce) is the opposite of her personality, thus the dramatic new look. Describing her current style as “graphic and more focused on things that feel more modern and chic,” I would definietly agree, her taste level has been “upgraded”!

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Wearing a Roland Mouret dress in NYC.

 

Garreth Pugh designs and Lorraine Schwartz titanium glove.