Sunday, January 29, 2012

Abigail Spencer is my new fashion icon

And it's not just because I got glasses that look just like hers. But that does help. You may not know her name well but if you watch Mad Men then you will recognize her as the teacher Don had the affair with as well as a variety of other shows, including an excellent episode of My Boys where she channeled Carrie Bradshaw.

Plus she was on my new favorite USA show about lawyers, Suits. As good an actress she is, her style is better. She is preppy mixed with glamour which is always my goal. Check out these looks.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Why I Love 2 Broke Girls!

This has been the year of girl comedy. First we had Bridesmaids which scored critical raves, took in $288 million worldwide and has now been nominated for two Oscars, including best screenplay. And then we had the slew of television shows that debuted featuring female leads, many of them comedians. Most of them survived and continued to thrive like Whitney (not my fav, but it's getting better), New Girl (which despite some annoyingness or adorableness, is legit funny), Suburgatory (which will have a Clueless reunion soon. Funsies!) Are You There, Chelsea? (still pretty shaky, but give it time.) Then we have GCB(Good Christian Bitches) to look forward to as well Don’t Trust The Bitch in Apartment 23 coming to ABC. Apparently ABC really likes the B-word. Funny women are everywhere. As Judd Apatow said recently, "Jerry Lewis once said that he didn’t think women were funny. So I’d just like to say, with all respect, f*** you.". 

But my favorite one that debuted is 2 Broke Girls. Yes, it is not everyone's cup of tea. It was pitched as "Laverne and Shirley on crack" so if you don't find that enticing, then this is not for you. It is quippy and maybe a little racially insensitive, but I think it sends a great message to young women (minus the racial stereotypes.) You can come from nothing and work your way up the trenches or you can have everything and then lose it all in a Ponzi scheme and still recover. In case you don't know the show is about two girls: Max (because aren't all poor girls named Max? Well, and really, really rich girls) who has been broke forever and has developed a "I hate the world" attitude because it never helped her, but is hilarious and then Caroline, a blond socialite who has had everything served to her on a silver spoon until she loses all her money cause her dad is the next Bernie Madoff. Max is played by independent film queen Kat Dennings and Caroline is played by perky newcomer Beth Behrs (she looks a little like Paris Hilton but is not annoying and is excellent in this role.)

Together they are waitresses in a diner in Brooklyn and yes, if you want to hear a bunch of jokes that make fun of hipsters then this is your show. But in addition to being waitresses they are also trying to start a cupcake store so they are teaching lessons about entrepreneurship! The plot is really nothing new. People have always been fascinated by (wrong side of the tracks, extremely attractive) poor people. Almost as much as they are fascinated by rich ones. This combines both of those plus with jokes from Sex & the City creator Michael Patrick King and Whitney Cummings. All I am saying is, it's great to watch shows like Revenge where we get to watch crazy, rich people make a mess of their lives but sometimes it's nice to come home and see people hustling just as hard as we are. Plus, hipster jokes, a horse and cupcakes!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Oh the fashion of the Golden Globes!

I have to say the looks at the Golden Globes this year were all around not great. There were a few standouts but nothing to write home about like last year. I think my favorite was Amy Poehler. Amy is not only absolutely hilarious on Parks & Recreation and deserved 8 Emmys but she always looks perfect at awards shows. Her dress was just exquisite (plus having Will Arnett on your arm doesn't hurt.)

Though there were a few bright spots like Julie Bowen (who looked less strung out than usual) and Dianna Agron who looked stunning in red there were lots of "What made you decided to do this?" Like Zooey Deschanel. She looked like she was wearing a costume in her play. Her poor sister Emily wasn't much better. It was like she picked out a dress from the Dynasty-reject collection. And she ripped it in half. Emma Stone looked lovely but it seemed like she was taking the Twilight trend a little too seriously. Remember your pretty peach dress from last year Emma? It's okay to embrace the light side. And then what the heck was Sarah Michelle Gellar wearing? It had like waves on it and was just a big giant mess.
Julie Bowen

The sisters Deschanel

What is happening?

Here were a few of the ones I liked:

Maria Menounos: I don't love the sequins but I commend her for the bold color choice and she looks great.

Felicity Jones: I just love her.

Jaime King: Don't usually love her stuff but this works. 

Emma Stone: Gorgeous and interesting.

Jane Levy: She is swimming in this but I like it. 

Love the retro look on Kristen Wiig.

This is a little boring but I think she looks lovely. I like that she kept everything else simple.

She is really sticking with this somber thing but it's a great dress.

Only Charlize could pull this off but she looks stunning.

I am obsessed with this whole women's smoking slippers thing going on

Have you seen these new like fancy slippers everyone is wearing? even dared to ask, "Are smoking slippers the new ballet flats?" Like, woah.  They look a little bit like TOMs but less annoyingly hipsterish. These are like the most distinguished of impractical footwear. It's like designers just woke up one day and said why haven't we been taking more fashion cues from Hugh Hefner. I am pretty sure bathrobes are next. But what I love about these is they are so preppy but at the same time they make this great kind of feminist/Katharine Hepburn-like statement. Plus so comfy! I just ordered a leopard-print pair and I am sure that will be just the beginning for me.

You can go with the really old, formal ones that make the statement: "I have a butler and I know it."

Or get a little funky and have skulls on them or monograms!!!

I may have to get these green ones next.

Let's take a look at some of the celebs that are in on the trend.

Nikki Hilton is a repeat offender.

As is Olivia Palermo

Alexa Chung but of course

Love this look. She has cats on her shoes!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

My Favorite Dresses From 2011!

Yes, now it is 2012 but it is good to reflect on the past. Anyway these were some of my favorite dresses of 2011. But with awards season coming up I am sure there will be a whole new slew of favorites. The above is the awesome Emma Stone looking like perfection in Calvin Klein Collection.
Cate Blanchett in John Galliano. Note: You can only wear this if you are Cate Blanchett. 

Anne Hathaway

Clare Danes

Kerry Washington

Brooklyn Decker. As you may have noticed, I really like simple florescent dresses. 

Dianna Agron

Emma Watson

Ginnifer Goodwin

Gwyneth Paltrow

Mila Kunis