"A couturier must be an architect for design, a sculptor for shape, a painter for color, a musician for harmony, and a philosopher for temperance." ~ Cristobal Balenciaga

Monday, January 31, 2011

Red Carpet Replay

Hello again Dear Readers,

Two posts in as many days?!? Shocking I know (especially since the next one might not be for weeks)!  But I forgot that the SAG (Screen Actors Guild) Awards were on last night...and I just had to see what everyone was wearing ;)  There still weren't any "wow" dresses (in my humble opinion), but there were some nice prints thrown into the mix of pales and brights.  

Here are my favs of the night, lovely ladies first followed by dapper gents:

Claire Danes in Louis Vuitton
This fits her much better than other dresses...
Wendie Malick in ?
Another pretty print.

Julia Stiles in Monique Lhuillier
I usually don't like her picks,
but this is pretty.

Lea Michele in Oscar de la Renta
Such a nice change from her prom-style dresses!
Mila Kunis in Alexander McQueen

Christine Baranski in ? - it strangely works!
Sarah Hyland in Max Mara - nice & simple.

January Jones in Carolina Herrera
Kyra Sedgwick in Thierry Mugler

Taye Diggs in ?
He looks adorable in a bow tie :)
Colin Firth in Tom Ford

I hope all you fashion/film lovers are gearing up for the Academy Awards!  I know I am :)

Corinne xo

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Masquerade! Paper faces on parade...

Around this time of year, I always get the January blues - too many short, dark days and too much winter, cold, and snow (I wonder if people who live in warmer climates have this issue?).  I am a film lover and often escape with a good movie year-round, but during the dead of winter, this pastime almost becomes a necessary obsession.  I am also a lover of themes and like to watch "seasonal" movies (crazy, I know).  This includes films I deem "wintery" or those which are the complete opposite of winter, as a virtual vacation.  For some reason, I always have the urge to watch The Phantom of the Opera around this time of year...you have to be in the mood for that one and around about now it just feels right ;)

Anyway, this got me to thinking about masquerades in general and how that theme was often used in literature (think Shakespeare) as well as films and fashion.  I love the idea behind masquerades and masks - the ability to conceal one's identity and become someone or something else for a short time.  I also love the glamour and mystery associated with masquerades.  Wouldn't it be fun to have a masquerade party?!

Besides The Phantom of the Opera there are some other great masked moments in film:

Kirsten Dunst as Marie Antoinette

Monday, January 17, 2011

Golden Globe Glamour?

Hey All,

Well, I watched the Globes last night, and I have to say I was kind of disappointed with the lack-luster fashion choices of the night.  It was a sea of pale blush tones with some bright jewel tones thrown in - pretty, but nothing really wowed me.  So, no absolute favs this year, but here are my picks for honorable mention...  I'll try to be nice and won't even mention my picks for worst-dressed ;)

Kyra Sedgwick, in Emilio Pucci
I like the colour of her dress & find her contrasting jewelry refreshing.

Catherine Zeta-Jones, in Monique Lhuillier 
I like the dress colour & the Spanish flare of her look 
& thought it was less silly than some of the 
ballgown dresses of the evening...
Scarlett Johansson, in Elie Saab
This was my fav of the pale pink gowns & 
I thought her hair was interesting...
at least it didn't look prom-ish...

Anne Hathaway, in Armani Privé
My fav of the sequined dresses.  I like the low back 
& long sleeves kind of Dynasty 
but in a modern way, I think ;)
Jennifer Lopez, in Zuhair Murad
Not the most exciting thing J.Lo's ever worn, 
but the sparkly poncho/capelet 
strangely intrigues me.

Amy Adams, in Marchesa 
I am not completely in love with this dress  but it's a great colour & the laser-cut detail is different.
Dianna Agron, in J. Mendel
I think she looks very sweet & old Hollywood.
The design has sort of an interesting peplum thing 
going on- I just wish it was more interesting...

I do have a best-dressed men pick, however.  I thought Ryan Gosling's Ferragamo suit was very dashing...black velvet?  Yes please!  Jake Gyllenhaal looked very dapper in Burberry.  Good job, boys!  Also, I thought Edgar Ramirez was just adorable ;)

Hopefully the Oscars will make up for the lack of excitement at the Globes...I guess we shall have to wait and see, won't we?

Corinne xo

Monday, January 10, 2011

Print Preoccupation

I have always loved animal prints but lately I have become obsessed with leopard print!  Whenever I see something with leopard print on it, my inner beast purrs with satisfaction.  Don't you just adore these photos?  Meow!

Teen Vogue Dec./Jan. 2010