Red Carpet Read: The Oscars 2017

Red Carpet Read: The Oscars 2017

Brilliant Golds, Ethereal Whites, and Sultry Blacks ruled the red carpet at last night’s Oscars. Here are a few of my best dressed. Who were your faves?

Jessica Biel in Kaufman Franco

 

Emma Stone in Givenchy

 

Charlize Theron in Dior

 

Viola Davis in Armani

 

Gennifer Goodwin in Zuhair Murad

 

Hailee Steinfeld in Ralph and Russo

 

Darby Stanchfield in Georges Chakra Couture

 

Ava Duvernay in Ashi

 

 

Brie Larson in Oscar de la Renta

 

Kirsten Dunst in Dior

 

Taraji P Henson in Alberta Ferretti

 

 

Images: Getty

MTV’s Video Music Awards: A Recap

MTV’s Video Music Awards: A Recap

The MTV Video Music Awards this past weekend was a veritable night of highs and lows. There was the creative use of 8th avenue just behind Madison Square Garden for performances during the pre-show, (high) the awkward and yawn-inspiring interviewing styles of the red carpet correspondents, (low) the fifteen minute Beyonce concert that happened half way through the night (high) and the unfortunate performance line-up that placed Britney Spears after it. (low)

Perhaps one of the biggest highs of the night though, besides Beyonce of course, was the premiere of Kanye West’s new video, “Fade.” Although we could have done without the expected 4 turned 7 minute rant about..well, not sure what it was about..BUT, the video instantly put its star, Teyana Taylor on everyone’s radar. The clip involves a greased up Taylor dancing alone in a workout room setting in a strategically cut sports bra and underwear. It has been compared to the iconic final dance sequence in “Flash Dance” and is also reminiscent of Janet Jackson’s, “Pleasure Principle.” Fade takes the same formula of a strong female lead alone with her moves and her thoughts and dancing through them and brings it into 2016. The dance- hall- meets- hip-hop -choreography, and a quick nod to gay voguing culture at one point makes it feel very relevant and very now. Kanye is one of the most polarizing figures in pop culture today, but few people will argue about his creativity and ability to make you look.

All in all the VMA’s were pretty entertaining. Viewers got to see a portion of Beyonce’s Formation World Tour for free, sing along to some of Rihanna’s biggest hits throughout her four performances, and get motivated to join a gym after seeing Teyana Taylor’s body.

Apparently, they gave out some awards too.

The video for “Fade” can be seen exclusively on Tidal

Highlights from New York Fashion Week: Mens

Highlights from New York Fashion Week: Mens

I can’t believe its been two weeks since Men’s fashion week here in New York. It was a hectic few days packed with parties, back-to-back shows and endless events. Now that life is back to normal, I’ve finally been able to sift through the amazing collections and choose my top picks. From the incredibly audacious prints at Malan Breton to the chic athleisure styles at John Elliott, here are some of my favorites from the Spring/Summer 2017 collections.

MALAN BRETON

www.malanbreton.com

WOODHOUSE

View Full Collection Here.

JOHN ELLIOTT

www.johnelliott.com

DAVID HART

www.davidhartnyc.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red Carpet Read: The Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 8 Reunion

Red Carpet Read: The Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 8 Reunion

Last night’s second installment of The Real Housewives of Atlanta Reunion was complete with more mud-slinging, shade and plenty of side-eye from the ladies on the couch. The drama and competition for who can get the best read keeps fans watching, but we also tune in each season see what the peach wielding ladies will wear. The color palette this season was definitely a neutral one: beiges, golds, and soft pinks.

The cast definitely brought fashion to the table, but my best dressed for the night has to go to show veteran, Sheree Whitfield who wore a slinky mauve gown with a plunging neckline. Although the gown is rumored to be a knockoff of a Balmain design, whether it is authentic or not she looked stunning. I also loved the punctuation of the grape lip color.

Who was your best dressed from the season 8 reunion?

 

Street Scene: Kanye West Spotted Wearing Instagram Star’s Denim Jacket Design

Street Scene: Kanye West Spotted Wearing Instagram Star’s Denim Jacket Design

Kanye West was recently spotted in Malibu for bro-in-law, Rob Kardashian’s birthday bash at Nobu. The rapper turned fashion icon wore a black longline button down, black skinny jeans, and suede chelsea boots. The look was a variation on his usual style theme with one exception: a faded denim jacket haphazardly graffitied in a Basquiat-esque technique. The designer, whose work has also been sported by A$AP Rocky is definitely one to watch!

See more on his Instagram page, here

 

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