Monthly Archives: March 2011

How To Dress Like A Movie Star On The Red Carpet

The Red Carpet is a funny thing! Sure, the first you think of is royalty and then the celebs or maybe the reverse order – but the point is no matter what you think – it boils down to intense scrutiny – of your hair, your make up, your shoes, your accessories and most importantly your dress!

 

I love the way (most) celebs dress up for the Red Carpet – their infusion of grace, feminism and perfection all rolled up in one. Of course, they do have million dollar designers chalking up their dresses for them but then again who is to say that our local dress maker is not just as good! All you have to do is ask your dress maker to try and ape the dress you loved or as an alternative order a similar dress online. Just select one you loved celebrity cocktail dress snap and get similar dress from your tailor.  Even A lot of websites offer celeb imitation dresses – and for a lot cheaper!

 

Here are a few celebrities who so far have been creating perfection on the Red Carpet in 2011:

 

Teenager – Hailee Steinfeld

I adore this girl and her designer! It’s especially difficult for women in their ‘blooming’ stage to dress up and Hailee Steinfeld seems to have mastered the art perfectly (unlike Miley Cyrus and Lindsay Lohan). Her clothes are always appropriate for the occasion while simultaneously being perfect for a ninth or tenth grader. It’s cutesy without being sexy; never involves too much skin show, classy, confident and absolutely gorgeous! If ever there was a magazine launched solely for teenage girls, Hailee along with her dress sense would definitely make it to the cover.

 

Young adult – Blake Lively

Wikipedia claims the girl is 23 and boy does she dress up pretty! Of course she’s pretty and got a great television show to herself but this lady here knows how to play up her fantastic figure and legs! Though, I have to warn you that it’s not easy carrying off the stuff she does, because I know for a fact that if I shoved myself into what she wore I would look absolutely horrid!

 

Adult – Mila Kunis

Utterly gorgeous of course! With a face like hers you would never have to worry about what you’re wearing. Yet Mila is by far one of the best dressers there is today. She was just recently voted as the best dressed at the SAGs awards and then again in the running for best dressed at the Oscars! She is the one girl I know, who knows how to accessorize while simultaneously and perpetually having a great hair day! Another great celeb to take fashion advice from would be Zoe Saldanha!

 

Mature – Helen Mirren

Hot to look hot at 60? This woman is the most wonderful guide to looking utterly fantastic at any age. She carries herself well, dresses fantastically to suit her age and body. I have never seen her trying to act younger than her age in terms of her dressing nor have I seen her dressed in frumpy grandma clothes. Her dresses are elegant and regal, just the way mature women should dress!

 

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The Ten Worst Dressed Oscar Celebs

The Oscars is not just a time to recognize the acting talents of the celebs but also their dressing talents. What they wear and who they come along with are probably more discussed than the awards themselves! As usual, there are those fantastic few like Helen Mirren, who never seem to go wrong; then there are those like January Jones who never seems to get it right and there are yet others like Madonna who have redefined ‘normal’ to include conical shape bustiers and high under wears.

Here is a list of the ten most horribly dresses celebs at the Oscars:

1. Anika Noni Rose

Satin, Miss Rose is your worst nightmare – especially if it seems to show off your belly button, makes your chest look a bit lopsided and is combined with some bright yellow feathers that look like a rip off from Cartoon Network.

2. Anna Hathaway

All I can say is that Anna Hathaway thought for some reason that the Oscars were devoid of chairs this year. So she decided to bring along her own comfy, little, built-in cushion.

3. Annette Bening

I don’t know. This doesn’t quite hit vintage as much as it hits look what my grandmother – a fan of the disco era – did when she found herself a set of extra beads. A Naeem Khan creation, this formal beaded evening dress has me utterly confused. It’s not absolutely terrible but it’s just not nice either. The whole get up and the overall look leaves me very very jumbled!

4. Cate Blanchett

Oops! Blanchett forgot it’s the Oscars! She still thought she was along the sets of ‘Elizabeth’. This is what I think – she woke up one fine morning and decided you know I think I should remind everyone just how good an actor I really am. Maybe if I dressed up like a Victorian housemaid I’ll remind everyone of just that!

5. Claire Danes

She does seem to remind me of a patient – one who was just up for examination at some chic, classy and very expensive doctor who has his hospital garb designed by some high standard designer.

6. Florence

Love the hair and err.. that’s where it ends! Her dress is rather confusing. It has lace, some corsetty ruffles and a pale nude color. I know – maybe Welch is playing Blanchett’s maid – the loyal one who will do anything for her employer.

7. Helena Bonham Carter

The red carpet would never be as interesting with a touch of ‘crazy’. HBC stole all the crazy limelight. She seems like a fun person though, one who could have you in splits when you are at a bar drunk off the hook.

8. Jena Malone

I seem to have a problem with semi-transparent see throughs. I hate them with as much zest as I love ruffles and that means a lot of zest! Malone looks like a 13 year old blend of Taylor Momsen and Madonna’s kid.

9. Joan Collins

The poor thing had to be rushed to the hospital because she was having dizzy spells. She later said that it was because she was wearing a dress that was too tight for her. Need I say more?

10. Madonna

The award undoubtedly goes to Madonna. She never fails to amaze me. Think about it – what does she have? High waist under wears and a few black bras. Yet, she creatively manages to combine them year after year to come out with something wackier than the previous!


The Ideal Celeb Dress Styles You Should Sport!

Celebrities always seem to get it right. Save for the occasional blooper they seem to know how to dress, smile walk the talk and talk the walk. Their confidence and sheer charisma makes plenty of little and not so little girls wishing that they were in their place.

True, they have the most expensive designers catering to their whims and fancies; but that does not take away from the fact that they too have their flaws. The secret lies in being able to flatter their best assets and conceal their flaws with style. Celebs have it the hardest. They are under constant scrutiny and their minutest little detail is noticed. In spite of that, they manage to look gorgeous at every single occasion.

It’s true, we don’t have a host of designers and fashion experts at our service but we have the power of observation and a keen eye. So here are a list of celebs, their body types and their best choice in clothing! Pick out which suits you the best and create your own style statement!

Celeb: Scarlett Johansson
Body type: hourglass figure


This is one celebrity who knows how to dress up. But then again she is blessed with a figure to die for. She has the typical hourglass figure where everything from tight sheaths to short dresses suit her. Johansson usually wears dresses with a belt that tightens around her waist. This accentuates her tiny waist and her ample bust and rounded hips! A celeb who rarely goes wrong, Scarlett Johansson simply rocked at the Golden Globes in her beautiful shimmery body hugging red carpet dress.

Celeb: Gwyneth Paltrow
Body type: skinny

Gwyneth Paltrow and her body have been making news for ages. It can’t be easy dressing up a body like that. If you notice, Paltrow always opts for dresses which fit her like a second skin and usually high necklines. This emphasizes her long body at the same time conceals her lack of assets.

Celeb: Amber Riley
Body type: plus sized

It’s tough for plus sized women to dress up. It’s even tougher when they are on the red carpet. Amid all the scrutiny and hoopla Amber Riley is one celeb who has managed to hold her own. She usually opts for empire waisted gowns with diagonal pleats and dark colors. They could be in shimmer or materials with a light sheen but the gowns she picks are more often than not fabulous.

Celeb: Jennifer Lopez
Body type: pear shaped

In my opinion, pear shaped celebs have it the toughest. They have to conceal those heavy thighs while at the same time look spectacular. Nobody plays it better than Jennifer Lopez. Right from figure hugging sheaths which flare at the hips to straight cut skirts, Jennifer Lopez sure knows how to play her cards right!