Monday, January 20, 2014


The SAG awards was held on Saturday night, 18th January, but I couldn't wait up to watch it live, thank god for PVR. I refused to read or check any information on it, until I watched it myself. I like the SAGS because, the votes are by the actors themselves and it seems more authentic, after all, who better to judge a craft, than by those that actually practice the craft.......or so to say. Anyway I watched the red carpet on E before I proceeded to watch the actual awards, and I like the red carpet. It's the closest I get to actually seeing the dresses, and you get a better view than the online pictures.

So, again, let's start with our "must see looks of the evening"

I must say, I'm glad Sandra Bullock is back on form. I didn't like her Golden globes outfit, but this is very nice. It's age appropriate, sexy, chic and elegant all at the same time. Love her hair and make up too.
Sandra Bullock in Lavin and Fred Leighton
Lavin makes such elegant dresses

Now this is Perfection! Love the dress and the fit on her. Even her make up is perfect, it looked much better on TV than it photographs. I'm not a big fan of her Grace Jones hairstyle though, but I'm sure her stylists told her to keep it, critics love all that "ethnic" african vibe. Though to be frank, it does have a certain appeal to it.
Lupita Nyong'o in Gucci
She certainly made up for that dracula cape fiasco she had on at the globes, in my opinion. Like I predicted, the fashion critics loved it (the cape that is), and she was best dressed according to Fashion Police (eyes rolling!) I'm sure she'll certainly be a best dressed nominee for the SAGS too.

Jennifer Lawrence in Christian Dior
Hollywood's "IT" girl, can do no wrong. Again it's like they all took a lesson from their golden globes mistake. I like this dress, loved the earrings too, and the hair is fab. Only thing is, she seems to be joining the bandwagon of the super skinnies and it totally belies the image of the carefree, down to earth, non conformist girl she portrays.

Oprah Winfrey in Badgley Mischka
Well I guess if you are worth over a billion dollars, the least you can do is dress! Oprah looks good in this purple dress. I love the way it fits her body, she dresses the way I imagine she is in person......elegant, laid back confidence, cool and composed. I wasn't feeling the hair though. I didn't like the way it looked on the red carpet, a bit too wild and frizzy, though it looks great in the pictures.

I loved this dress on Camillla aka Mrs. McConaughey. The colour on her is so lovely and the drape of the gown, the fit, the's just beautiful. They do make a good looking couple.
Camilla Alves in Donna Karan Atelier

20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - Arrivals
Hannah Simone in Marchesa
I like this soft look by Hannah Simone, and everything is on point from her hair to the makeup.

Laura Carmicheal in Jerome C. Rousseau
This is a good look. The dress is very nice and fits properly. I'm not feeling the shoes though.

Guiliana Rancic in Basil Soda

I loved Guiliana in this dress, I think it's one of the best looks I've seen her in. I like her hair too. I wasnt too sure about the belt, I was thinking a pop of colour like yellow, orange, peach........though i think I'm just colour block obssessed and the black works just fine. If only Guiliana would eat some carbs, steak or something and put on just a bit more weight.  

Another look I'll term as "perfection". 

Elizabeth Moss in Michael Kors

For some reason I like this. I say that because I'm not a fan of cutout or one shoulder dresses. I usually dislike asymmetry in dress styles, but for some reason I'm liking this. Maybe it's the way it fits her and the whole look seems so effortless. I also like the way she decided not to wear any necklace making the style of the dress the focal point, she does look way better with her dark tresses than the blonde wig she dons in "Game of thrones".

Sophia Vergara in Donna Karan Atelier

I say "if ain't broke....." about Sophia's style. She sticks to what she knows, and it works for her. I love the her hair and make up...... ......flawless!


I term these as "fashion statements" in the sense that I personally didn't really like them but sense they will get some sort of critical acclaim:

Kerry Washington in Prada.

Okay first I must say I've never joined the Kerry Washington band wagon. I don't watch "Scandal" (yeah, I said it), I'm not too convinced about her acting abilities (the way she talks is too distracting), and I'm not a fan of her fashion choices. Still having said that, there's a certain appeal to this ensemble, and I have to give it to her, it's really difficult to be pregnant and pull of a stomach baring outfit with elegance.

Amy Adams in Antonio Beradi
Now this is an actress I'm a fan of, and I have to admit she looks quite fab in this dress. I just don't like it personally, but I love the shoes and the earrings are fabulous ( I saw it on TV). I also like the way the belt, is the main accessory to the outfit.

Julie Bowen in Caroline Herrara
Another dress I wasn't just crazy about, though I recognize it's rather edgy and all that. I do think maybe if it was on another actress.....Halle Berry maybe.......and it did look quite nice on the red carpet, it doesn't even photograph half as good as it looked.

Michelle Dockery
Michelle Dockery

I'm a bit on the fence with Michelle Dockery's outfit. Is it a tux, a dress, skirt?? I sort of like it, and then I don't, then I'm not sure..........I think it's cool and edgy, then again I think she looks like a bartender........I just can't make up my mind!


Cate Blanchett in Givenchy
Okay so I said last week in my golden globe review that Cate could wear a sack and still look elegant, and she took me up on it. How else does one explain this? and believe me this is the best angle. The sad thing is we are going to hear all the fashion aficionados exclaiming how gorgeous this outfit is on her.  

Emma Thompson
Well if you watched the Golden Globes, you'll understand that Emma Thompson seems to be having some kind of mid-age fashion crisis, tossing off her shoes, drinking on stage.....I actually thought she was just drunk, and judging from this outfit, she probably still is.

Mariah Carey
Mariah suffers from that syndrome my friends and I laugh about, the one where when certain people look in the mirror, they see something completely different. In Mariah's case, it's her 19 year old self.
Seriously Mariah, you are too old, too fat and too unsexy for this outfit! 

Isla Fischer in Bulgari.
I'm thinking Isla Fischer (totally unrecognisable I must add) is going for that old hollywood siren look, but somehow it's not working. The dress does look like a night gown doesnt it?

Sarah Paulson

She looks like little miss muffet, looking for her bonnet!

Mayim Bialik
I'm such a fan of Mayim, I could almost forgive her for this atrocity.............almost!

Kelly Osbourne
Kelly Osbourne in Zac Posen

To quote kelly herself, this Zac Posen dress is quite nice but all wrong for kelly. First she looks quite frumpy in it, and her arms are too fat and not toned enough for this dress.
Second the hair!!! You forget how ridiculous that colour is until you see her in something classy like this. 
Third, the make up isn't very good either and what is that on her left fingers? a finger bracelet?
Her nails are nice though.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Golden Globes

So its's awards season again, and I watched the 71st  Golden Globes Awards last night. I love Amy Poheler and Tina Fey hosting again, I've loved them since they were cast on SNL years ago. I think they are one of the funniest people on the planet, and the two of them together...........fantastic duo. I do watch the awards because I love movies and TV and I pride myself on predicting the winners, but also I watch for the fashion.

So to quote Guiliana on Fashion Police, "lets start with our must see looks of the night" my opinion: 

Sofia Vergara
Sophia Vergara

Reese Witherspoon
Reese Witherspoon

Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
Margot Robbie
Margot Robbie
Jessica Chastain
Jessica Chastain
Amy Adams
Amy Adams
Amber Heard
Amber Heard

Melissa McCarthy
Melissa McCarthy

Then this are looks I'm sure will get a lot of fashion raves and probably best dressed norms but I dont see it:- 

Lupita Nyong'o
Lupita Nyong'o
I've noticed capes seem to be all the rage now, anyone donning a cape is instantly a best dressed nominee. Also I've noticed fashion critics (oh all right I'm talking about fashion police) like what I term as "minorities". Fat girls, foreigners, handicapped, etc.....They'll gush about how lovely she looks in this dress, how they love her hair, how beautiful she is, and she is an attractive girl, no doubt, but not a remarkable beauty. Anyway I don't like this dress on her, she looks like count dracula's black cousin.

Golden Globes fashion 13: Emma Watson
Emma Watson

I like Emma Watson, I think she normally dresses so well, but I don't understand this outfit. Yet again, I'm sure she'll be lauded for taking a "fashion risk". Either way she is young and pretty, and I guess this is the time to experiment.

Zooey Deschanel
Zooey Deschanel

Another Hollywood favourite, Zooey Deschanel. I'm not feeling (and never have) her kooky, doe eyed persona. Seriously the hair, dress and the shoes.........Each item of clothing looks nice on its own, but together they just don't fit. Again those shoes with the dress............

Golden Globes fashion 13: Olivia Wilde
Olivia Wilde

Yep, I know she's pregnant, and believe me I know how hard it is to look or even feel good in any thing when you are this heavy, but I just don't like it. Maybe it's the green colour, just reminds me of something reptilian.

Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett
Hollywood royalty Cate Blanchett would probably get a lot of raves for this outfit. Though to be frank, she could don a sack and still manage to look elegant. I'm not feeling this black dress, though I'm sure its very high couture and probably looks better than it photographs.

Finally, the Not so good look. Some like Sandra bullock and Mila Kunis were such big disappointments.

Mila Kunis
Mila Kunis
Zoe Saldana
Zoe Saldana

Seriously??? This looks like something a four year old made in arts and craft class. I bet George or Kelly on Fashion Police would love this! 

Hayden Panettiere

Hayden Panettiere
Heidi Klum
Heidi Klum

I wasn't really surprised by this, Heidi seems to like this kind of trashy outfits, and it may have been cute circa 10 years ago, but really Heidi, you are a 40 something year old, mother of four, stop raiding your daughters wardrobes!

Julia Roberts
Julia Roberts
Okay, I know I just chastised Heidi about dressing too young, but seriously Julia, you don't have to raid your mum's wardrobe either. This outfit just seems to matronly. Why that white shirt underneath the dress?

Sandra Bullock
Sandra Bullock

Paula Patton 2014 Golden Globe in stephane rollandstephane rolland couture 2013
Paula Patton
This is a very tough dress to pull off, and I don't think Paula Patton has the fashion pedigree (for use of a better word), to do that. Maybe a Cate Blanchett or Charlize Theron........... It does look better on the model below, because, that's why they are models.

Thursday, January 2, 2014


It was the Headies award last week Thursday, 26th December, I had never heard of it, but apparently it was the 8th Editon and a lot of celebrities were turned out for the event. Fashion wise it was quite interesting.... So let's start in with the not so good

Ciara - Arrivals at the American Music Awards — Part 3
Ciara at the 2013 AMAs in J. Mendel
Osas Ighodaro in Chi Chi Vogue

This outfit worn by Tinsel star, Osas, looks like a bad imitation of the J.mendel dress Ciara wore to the AMAs last month. What I don't understand is the tulle added to the bottom of the dress, it looks like she has a couple of hedgehogs attached to her legs. I'm thinking it's the designers way of attempting to make the gown an original. An original mess I'd say! Such a pity, because she's a pretty girl with an amazing body and I like her hair and make up. I suspect she was paid to wear this, it's the only thing that makes sense.

ok is it me or even the pose seem copied too


I don't particularly like this skirt  worn by Toolz, it' looks like something she made herself, and the belt.......ugh! Also with a satin/silk  blouse like the kind she has on, one needs to wear  a "t-shirt bra", no frills, no lace, so it doesn't show through the material like hers is doing. Most especially when you are going to be photographed, the camera can be so unforgiving. On the whole I think the ensemble looks like something the office receptionist at a small 'one man business" company would wear to the office Christmas party.  Again this is such a pity because toolz has an amazing figure and she's proof you dont have to be very slim or skinny to be sexy. Plus I like her hair

Toke Makinwa in April by Kunbi & Mi-Le
Toke Makinwa

Ha, the ubiquitous Toke! I heard (or probably read) she gets paid to attend these events, so again maybe she also has to wear the outfits they choose. To be fair, she's always impeccably dressed and well groomed. I don't like the dress (I'm still trying to decide the colour) on the left. It's just a dress, not a bad one, not a good one, just a dress. I also think it makes her look old, at least older than her purported age range. The one on the right is in, it's more interesting, not necessarily a better outfit. What would have pulled the look together was if she had her hair sleeked back into a bun, chignon or something... it would have been the perfect foil for the loosely draped dress. That with a more interesting shoe colour


Victoria Kimani
Victoria Kimani
I don't know this victoria, maybe she's another OAP, they are everywhere these days, but this outfit isn't doing her any favours. She looks like, (and I say this in the nicest way), a porn star! Not because the outfit is revealing in a bad way, it just looks so cheap! The bottom half of the dress looks like it was made from those black bin bags, and the least she should have committed to the look and wore "stripper heels" Also let's ignore her dimpled thighs and legs, it's the least of her problems in this outfit. Again another pretty girl in a terrible dress, though I'm thinking maybe the joke is on me and she WAS going for the porn star look. 


All I can say is, she must have been heading to church and missed her way!

This is just a god awful dress.............from any angle you look at it

Mercy Ajisafe in Mimi Lee London
Mercy Ajisafe

Okay, first, this girl is in dire need of a steak. Second she should have worn the jacket, so as to hide this material she has on. Third, the shoes......the hair...........ugh!

Allaburah Hawwa

Another person that missed her way, she surely is headed to the set of a badly made sci-fi movie where she's playing the alien.

Funmi Iyanda in Iconic Invanity
Funmi Iyanda

I don't particularly like this outfit worn by Funmi, but I do think it's appropriate for this kind of event.  I like that she committed to it  with the 'fro, I'm thinking any other hairstyle wouldn't have worked. Also, she has the body for this outfit and I must say she looks way better than most of the girls half her age at this event.
Emma Nyra
Emma Nyra
I like this a lot. It brings back memories of Jennifer Lopez at the 2011 grammy awards. It fits her perfectly, its short without being skanky, and the shoes are fab. It would have been perfect if it wasn't for that awful hair.......the weave looks lifeless and its a tad much. Still, it's one of the best looks of the event. 
Jennifer Lopez in Pucci, 2011 grammy awards
Seyi Shay
Sheyi Shay

She's a dead ringer for Kerry Washington in this outfit. I love her hair and the whole ensemble. It's a bit safe, but like they say, "better safe.............

Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi in April by KUnbi
Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi

Another fab look. I love this shade of yellow. I like the fit of the dress on her, I like her make-up.......she looks elegant and classy. Pity I can't see her shoes, but I'm hoping they are not black!  

I prefer the black outfit on the right. It suits her body better. The red outfit on the left, should actually fit her body shape better, grecian styled dresses usually fit curvy women but somehow, I'm not liking this particular cut on her. Still both outfits are not bad and I like her make-up, I can't make out her hair (is it a weave, braids, ghana weaving?), it does look interesting though.

Yvonne "vixen"Ekwere

 I like this outfit, which is unusual because I'm not a fan of sheer dresses, but again sometimes it's all about the person wearing it. First she looks like she isn't taking herself too seriously, second, she has the body for the dress and the aplomb to pull it off. Third, if you can't wear a dress like this when you are young and in your prime, then when will you wear it?. Again it would have been perfect, but for the hair!!!! Yes, full diva hair does go with this outfit, but somehow hers just looks stiff and lifeless.

Stephanie Coker in Mai Atafo Inspired
Stephanie Coker

I think she looks nice, and I like her hair, it doesn't look like something that should be shot.

Teju "Babyface" Oyelakin & Tobi Oyelakin

Teju “Babyface” Oyelakin & Tobi Oyelakin

I didn't want to end without mentioning this couple. Okay so I get the guy is a comedian, so is this outfit part of his comedic act? At first, I thought he was trying to channel 1940's american gangsters, but the hat is all wrong, and his wife isn't dressed like a moll. Then it occurred to me he was channeling Charlie Chaplin (the hat is still wrong).  
Charlie Chaplin

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