Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Crowned: Miss Universe 2014, "Miss Universe Colombia" Paulina Vega Dieppa--Miss Universe 2014 Finals, FIU Arena Doral/Miami Florida
After a 56 year gap--and many times being in the Semi Finals or Top Five, Miss Colombia finally gets a crown: The 63rd Miss Universe was crowned last night at the FIU Arena at Florida International University in Doral/Miami Florida and the winner was 22 year-old Paulina Vega Dieppa of Barranquilla, Colombia. Even though five of the last seven Miss Universe winners have hailed from Latin America, Vega is the first Colombian in 56 years to win what is arguably, the most coveted crown in international beauty pageants. The last Miss Colombia to win Miss Universe was Luz Marina Zuluaga in 1958.
Perfection Part One: Miss Universe Colombia Paulina Vega during the Swimsuit Competition--Miss Universe 2014 Finals FIU Arena Doral/Miami Florida
Paulina Vega is the daughter of a cardiologist and a student of business administration as well as a model. The 1.78 m (5' 10") tall was Miss Atlantico 2013 and then Miss Colombia 2013. And Beauty Queens are in her DNA; Paulina is the granddaughter of Elvira Susana Castillo Gomez who incidentally was "Miss Atlantico 1953" (the same Colombian Department Paulina represented).
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Rosamund Pike in Christian Dior Haute Couture Spring 2014
"Gone Girl" actress Rosamund Pike wore this midnight blue hi-lo gown from Christian Dior Haute Couture Spring 2014 collection. The gown featured hand applied rosettes over a silk organza base. All this applique is meticulously done for hundreds if not thousands of hours in the Dior Atelier and therefore, a gown like this could cost in the high five figures. In the original runway version, you can see that the front didn't have a lining yet for Rosamund, it was added. To be honest, it looks a bit odd with the lining. Also, I'm not sure if this shape was flattering for her. I know she just gave birth and so she must be a bit conscious of her body but yet at the 2015 Golden Globes, she had no problem showing a lot of the figure off.
Also, I'm not a fan of the hair. It looks a bit drippy.
What do you guys think?
Julianne Moore in Custom Givenchy
Julianne Moore wore this teal green sequined gown from Givenchy. it was Custom. Now, to be honest, I thought I would NEVER type the words "teal" and "Sequined Gown" in the same line as GIVENCHY. I don't know what this has to do with the directional and UBER chic House of Givenchy and Riccardo Tisci but oh well. Call me silly but I don't get when fashion houses such as this do custom gowns for top A-List actresses that have ABSOLUTELY NOTHING (or at least very little) to do with what these designer's show on the runway; it seems inconsistent with the look and message they are trying to put out. But I digress...back to Julianne: it seems as if she's playing it quite safe this awards season when it comes to her fashion. Maybe since she is so close to winning her first Oscar, she doesn't want to "rock the boat" with her usually more adventurous choices in terms of fashion.
I'm a little bored by it. She looks like a very nice Mother-of-the-Bride at a very fancy expensive wedding. I don't know, I'd rather see her more directional, more of a fashion risk-taker.
What do you guys think? Is this Julianne Moore Yay or Nay?
Boy, Emma Stone is really turning into a little Red Carpet Fashion Plate! I thought she looked so chic in this all black ensemble from Christian Dior. The look included a double breasted Le Smoking tuxedo jacket--with five buttons--a similar item that we saw in Raf Simmons' Christian Dior Resort 2015 collection...
Great clean hair, deep red lipstick...
I also loved the DRAMA of the silk chiffon inner gown with long train. The entire look was a fresh modern--and a VERY Parisian take on a Red Carpet gown ensemble. Très Bien Emma!
What did you guys think?
Gwendolin Christie in Custom Giles
"Game of Thrones" actress Gwendoline Christie wore a lipstick red silk duchesse gown from Giles from British fashion designer Giles Deacon. I thought she looked very 50's Glamour Vixen in this--I think it was a combination of her hair and THAT red color. I thought she looked good...what do you guys think?
And by the way...the gown is Custom (of course) and the bottom section of it has similar folded drapes as seen...
In his Giles Spring 2015 Collection, and the gown above.
LOVE that ring! it's VERY "Games of Thrones"-like!
Felicity Jones in Custom Balenciaga
Actress Felicity Jones wore a Custom Balenciaga powder pink silk satin gown at the 2015 SAG Awards. The column style gown had a criss cross off-the-shoulder detail which was very similar to what we saw in the Balenciaga Spring 2015 collection from its Creative Director Alexander Wang:
Balenciaga Spring 2015
I thought Felicity looked very "prim and proper" and quite elegant--almost harking back to "Vintage" Balenciaga from the late 50's-early 60's. What do you guys think?
Actress Julianna Margulies wore an electric blue Giambattista Valli Haute Couture Spring 2014 gown at tonight's 2015 SAG awards red carpet. The silk satin hand-made gown featured a boat neck fitted top section, with a ballgown bottom half with "pick-up" drapes at the front. Interestingly enough, when the gown was originally shown on the Paris runway show, it was shown with a black sequined "tank" over the top of the gown. Julianna chose to ditch the directional sequined tank.
Love the unique and gorgeous Fred Leighton Bracelet
I also liked the simple t-strap heels. Perfect.