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Haute NYE Looks For The Kim (Kardashian), Kate (Moss), Jennifer (Aniston) and Cameron (Diaz) in all of us…or What are Kim, Kate, Jennifer and Cameron wearing on New Year’s Eve?

In Celebrity personal appearences, Fashion Blog, Fashion news, Fashion trends, Hollywood Update, New Years Eve Fashions, Style and fashion trends, Uncategorized on December 29, 2009 at 5:45 am

Who are you going to be for New Year's Eve??

…So like every other new year’s holiday it becomes a battle in your head.

The familiar refrain begins such as

 I -don’t- have- plans- yet…I- am- not sure- what- everyone- else- is doing- yet battle,

the I- don’t like -any- of- the- options- being-presented objection,

then there’s I- hate- new years- but- I- don’t- want- to- stay- home- watching- Kathy Griffin- trying- too- hard-to- be- controversial arguement,

Ms Griffin and Mr Cooper NYE 2008. KG seen here in strategic comtemplation on how she can steal the moment/evening/week from AC thereby extending her fame a few minutes more by employing gratutious controversy and vulgar jokes. Compelling reason enough to leave the house.

and the ever popular I- am- fat- from- all- the- holiday- food- cookies- candy- sprinkles- gingerbread- eggnog- lattes- and- have- no- idea- how- I- will- shoehorn -my- body- into- anything,

and finally my personal favorite the I- hate- new- years- but- I- like- the- clothes- so- I- need- to- build- an- event- around -the- dress- I -need- a- good- excuse- to- buy….

 Familiar?? I for one have uttered each of these statements silently in an obssessive duel between my practical nature that knows better than to expect really cool things to happen surrounding this holiday and my A type personality which in the past has taken matters in hand and has either thrown parties even  Diddy would admire or I have made sure I am off to NY or some foreign country to see what they’re doin for New Year’s Eve…

For the record, come on… we’re women. We re genetically predisposed to overthink and overanticipate this holiday. Ive worked my way through the 12 steps to getting off this holiday addiction… but I confess I still fall off the wagon now and again. This year its Sam Edelman’s SKY HIGH  black suede platform pumps encrusted with black, grey and clear crystals  …Georges V anyone??? Look, I can quit anytime I want…

So… dear friends who are struggling I have a few thoughts on NYE glamour for each of the style icons we have covered in the “Who is your style icon” exercise on this very blog…

Who do you want to be when the big ball drops??!!? Here’s a few ideas to get your glamour girrrrrrrl to come out and play!!

Lil Kim / Big Kim (Kardashian) Styles for “The Bombshell”

Go for the Gold...leggings and gold, 2 big trends that go great together!

The Iconoclast (left) The Bombshell (right) these 2 friends showed upto shop for NYE looks and within 10 minutes it was clear they had found THEIR iconic looks for the evening! Dress and skirt by Laroc. It's hard to see here but the clothing is comprised of metalic pailettes which shimmer and flutter alluringly! Definately a party showstopper!

Kate (Moss) Chloe (Seveigny… enough with the Kardashians pleez!) and SJP.

 Channeling The Iconoclast

a great dress deserves great boots! The high low textural contrast between this shimmering Jenny Han dress and strong leather shoe boots strike just the right note of rebellion...

For the Kate Moss boho sensibilty, apres ski lodge party for 2 or anywhere in the midwest...

Options for The LA Woman…

Studded leggings a boyfriend blazer and plaid...Grunge Moderne....

Metal chain top and Goth leather jacket courtesy Nikki Sixx and Kelly Grey of Royal Underground.

Going to the Key Club Re opening on New Years are you...here's a hott idea that will give you access uhm maybe even all access...Metal Chain Top and Goth Leather Jacket courtesy Nikki Sixx and Kelly Grey of Royal Underground

Lest we forget, Dear Modern Classicist, this holiday is yours! Between all the highly dramatic LBDs, restrained but luxurious use of sequins, paillettes and feathers, my dear, this is a Holly Go Lightly Holiday on parade! Here are but a few examples of moderrn chic that pay serious homage to Grace and Audrey…  

A little David Meister in the evening is a very good thing!

Holly Go Lightly redux by Marc Jacobs. A girly yet ultimately sophisticated sheath and a field if organza rosettes on the sleek but softly tailored skirt. Ladylike refinement for the urban fashionista...

Finally Styles Cool Sister, Ms Casual Chic vis a vis Jenn, Cam and Cindy are the impossible chic epitome of american style. Here’s how it looks when this girl goes out on the town…

Easy, Breezy and Flirty Fun for the Boho Casually Chic Girlie Girl. A sensous Milly LBD! I see shoe boots or the gorgeous flat heeled coach riding boots with this one for a little contrast...

This is a Cameron Diaz style for the quirky but casual girl. This is actually more dramatic and delicate in person. The fact that I am completely distracted and annoyed by the fact that this model’s legs are so long and thin that she has a gap as wide as the Holland Tunnel between her thighs is not helping my mood one bit…the black nets are tacky too… Cindy or Jenn would wear perfectly tanned bare legs, gorgeous pedicure and effortlessly chic sandals as the perfect accessory but then again it’s 70 in so cal right now : )

This is shown as a top but it really shines as a shimmery simple chic shift best worn alone (think Cindy Crawford getting married barefoot on the beach, only different or as a great layering piece under a simply elegant boyfriend jacket or evening coat.

So there you have it , a few moments of sanity for a very tricky holiday. Best advice? (not that you asked) Be comfortable and be very much your gorgeous self ! It’s a long night (life) so you might as well wear what shows you to your best advantage, your personal style and confidence!

For shopping info on these looks and more contact me here…your cyber stylist is at your service and wants the details on your NYE!

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Brad Pitt admits waking up next to Quentin Tarantino’s dildo…twice! Inglourious Basterds SAG screenings and director’s Q and A, 11/22/09

In Celebrity personal appearences, Entertainment News, Hollywood Update, Uncategorized on November 23, 2009 at 6:49 am

Quentin Tarantino I’ve missed you.

I’ve missed your rapid fire monologues and adventures into the deep recesses of your brain. I’ve missed your wit, your ability to make blood beautiful and most of all I’ve missed your single-minded assurance in taking what most consider a highly charged, sensitive subject and blowing the shit out of it in a battle cry that is overdue by what 70 years give or take??

Quentin demonstrating his directing style

Yup. My love is rekindled. Inglourious Basterds, a film with the main theme of revenge, is set in an alternate history of World War II in which the entire top leadership of Nazi Germany, namely Hitler, Goering, Goebbels and Bormann attend a film premiere in Paris celebrating the exploits of a German sniper who had managed to kill 300 American soldiers in Italy. Most of the film’s timeframe is set in early June 1944, after the D-Day landings but before the liberation of Paris.


QT and his ensemble cast for Q and A after film screening.

I attended a SAG screening and director’s Q and A led by QT which included the irreverent and talented international cast single-handedly selected by QT himself. He was steadfast in answer to why he wouldn’t meet with German born actress Diane Kruger who happily resides in LA but was required to travel to Berlin for an audition with Mr. Tarantino The man has a method so don’t bother mixing meetings with your American actors in Germany or your Italians in England. If there’s business to be done it’s gonna get done in your natural habitat with the ruthless precision of “the actor’s director.”

You really don’t watch a Tarantino film nor apparently do you show up to “act” your part in one of his films. “There is a tight, clearly drawn vision with a poetic meter and pace. It’s almost like rap music.” noted QT in answer to his creative process of writing and directing. “Yeah, it’s a poetic rap which if you try to improvise or throw in your own stuff totally destroys the rhythm of the work” observed the one and only Brad Pitt.

I have always felt that you don’t really watch a Tarantino film you enter a world where the only requirement is to suspend reality and just go with him to someplace completely different than you thought you were going. Anything is possible, anything is reality. It’s like getting lost on a road trip and deciding to stop at every roadside bar, not for directions but to get the stories of strangers in process of living their lives. One of my favorite moments in the film, for example, was a scene where a one-sided romantic interest between 2 of the characters culminates in a feverish shootout. As the two lay dying in pools of blood, the scene is taken to another level by the beautifully scored music of Ennio Morricone. Pure Tarantino.

Brad with his offhand sexy ways...seemed completely unimpressed with himself...

Brad Pitt as a Basterd

Brad Pitt, dressed in head to toe gray, his gorgeous mane of hair hidden by a knit hat and sporting a 3 inch goatee was the epitome of handsome indifference. He elaborated on the subject of being on a Quentin Tarantino set which apparently does not allow for going through the motions even though “ the script, the characters, the work, it is already done for you.”

“When you come on set, you gotta be ready to play. You are in church, the script is the Bible and Quentin is….GOD… You are in school and there are no naps allowed.”


At this point Brad told the story corroborated by QT and the rest of the cast that if you where caught taking a nap on set, Quentin would snap a photo of your sloth-like mug in blissful slumber, with a huge purple dildo nestled up to you and then post it for all the cast to enjoy. Brad held up 2 fingers to the audience confirming his dubious distinction of being posted not once but twice on the board of shame.

There were many highpoints to this event like seeing the Oscar bound German actor Christoph Waltz describe his journey from relative unknown in America to landing the prized part of Col. Hans Landa, or QT relating the genesis of the film from idea stage to completion as a truly international film which is as much a foreign film with a healthy supply of subtitles as it is a vehicle smacking of American gumption and Spaghetti Western references.

At one point actor and audience member Martin Kove from The Karate Kid 2 stood up to compliment QT on his music selection which featured David Bowie’s theme from Cat People and to relate his experiences of working on the Karate Kid with the aforementioned Ennio Morricone. At that point Brad Pitt interjected that he had just watched The Karate Kid with his children and that his oldest daughter now insists upon wearing her hair spiked like Ralph Macchio’s character in the film.

At the close of the 4 hour event I realized not only was I being asked to leave the theatre but I was walking through the looking glass and exiting the magical alternate universe that is a Tarantino screening and Directors Q and A in Hollywood.

…give me the magic potion, I wanna go back.

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