Sandra Bullock (in Vera Wang) sneaks in a precious photo op with her "Blind Side" costar Quinton Aaron while catching up inside the Vanity Fair party. Sweet. [via People.com]
February 28, 2011
One thing all the stars are wearing now? Socks!
February 27, 2011
Natalie Portman wore a pretty purple gown by Rodarte who also designed costumes for "Black Swan." There was some controversy being discussed on Twitter about Natalie not wearing Dior because of John Galliano's recent alleged anti-Semitic remarks as Natalie is of Israeli heritage (Galliano is refuting the claims that he made anti-Semitic remarks, but *UPDATE* Now there's 'alleged' VIDEO of the rant). But there was also controversy between Rodarte and the design team on the set of the movie Black Swan, so the fact that she's wearing Rodarte could be making some sort of statement too if you're reading between the lines really hard. Who knows. Anyhoo, I like to keep it light here on Hip Candy so I thought the dress draped nicely on her and I really liked the color.
Natalie Portman and her fiance (and Black Swan co-star and professional dancer) Benjamin Millepied.
Hilary Swank told Ryan Seacrest that it was eleven years ago that she won the Oscar for "Boys Don't Cry" WOW. I didn't realize that it was that long ago. That's around the time when she popped up on lots of people's radars. She looks great in this Gucci couture gown, but nothing tops that navy, backless Guy Laroche gown she wore a few years ago. Now that dress was the HOTNESS.
I like this Calvin Klein dress on Gwyneth Paltrow, but I think I would like it more if she had hips. I just think the dress would look nicer with a few more curves. But just a few, lol.
Wow Celine. Simple and chic. And didn't she have twins like 2 seconds ago? Her body is insane. Love this look.
Halle Berry is wearing a frothy, nude toned Marchesa gown and I love the look on her. She's someone who can make a frou-frou dress still look sexy. She just has it like that. Fab.
Scarlett Johansson wore this purple (eggplant?) lace one of a kind lace gown by Dolce & Gabbana and it's just "meh" for me. But I'm loving her eye makeup. Weird.
I've lost count on the number of posts I've done on how good Jennifer Hudson looks. Here she's wearing a bold tangerine Versace gown and she's looking gorgeous in it. I'm telling you she's making me wanna run around the block and burn some calories right now. Well... maybe tomorrow.
LOVE Michelle Williams (Blue Valentine) in this pale CHANEL gown. Now I know I said that Mila Kunis looks better to me in bolder colors, but I think it's the opposite for Michelle. She can pull off the lighter tones better than most. It fits her. Love the simplicity of this dress.
Anne is stunning in this fire red vintage Valentino gown on the red carpet with the designer of her dress, Valentino himself. Love the red dress, love the red lips, love the soft hair. Fabulous.
Mila Kunis (Black Swan) is a favorite of mine, but I don't know if I like this lavender Elie Saab on her. I think she looks better in bolder colors. But she looks nice nonetheless.
It's always refreshing for young women to dress age appropriate. Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit) is wearing a custom made Marchesa gown that she helped to design. I think she looks heavenly. Fabulous.
Click the pic above to choose the fashion designer who you think will have the best dress of the Oscars tonight!
February 23, 2011
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I, like many others, first spotted this dress on Kyle Richards of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and thought it was super chic. I knew I wanted to attempt it. My first order of business was to find some sequined fabric. I found some "mini dot" sequin fabric that I wanted to use and what do you know? They had it in New Orleans Saints black and gold. Score!
I originally cut out the decolletage and the sleeve cuffs in the gold sequin, but eventually decided against using the gold on the sleeve cuffs to avoid it looking too costume-y. I ended up using the black sequin for the sleeve cuffs instead.
Next, instead of a straight hem on my mini skirt, I drafted a shirt tail on my skirt pattern to make it a little different and add a bit of interest. The fabric above is the lining because the sequined fabric was quite see through.
It really started to come together quite nicely. I was super pleased with the progress and how everything was looking at this point.
I wanted to check the drape of the blouse portion of the dress before attaching my skirt. The flow of the sleeves was just as I wanted it.
And finally my inspired by dress is complete! Do you see where the gold on my sleeve cuffs would have been too much? The black sequin there is much more subtle and stylish IMO. Anyhoo, I'm loving how it turned out and I'm already thinking of other versions of this dress to create...
February 18, 2011
Gabriel Aubry and Nahla (who turns 3 next month) shared a precious moment together at the Los Angeles Zoo on Thursday.
February 17, 2011
"I am not a dancer," says Beals, 47, who currently stars in the Fox drama The Chicago Code. "They asked me and I said 'no.' You could back up a truck to my door filled with cash and I wouldn't do it."
Beals says a visit to the DWTS ballroom a few years ago to support actress pal Marlee Matlin confirmed to her that the show wasn't her cup of tea.
"The sound of the audience is so loud and the energy in there is so intense," Beals says. "I wanted to start crying just in feeling for her. I joked with Marlee and said, 'You don't know how lucky you are you can't hear this.' The noise level is so intense and people's excitement level is so intense. I could never. I'm not that kind of a performer." WATCH Jennifer below as "Alex Owens" in her classic (1983) Flashdance role:
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February 16, 2011
Jessica Alba announced on her Facebook page that she and her husband Cash Warren are expecting their 2nd child together:
February 15, 2011
Janet Jackson spoke to Meredith Viera about everything from her weight, her brother Michael, new relationships and her new self help book "True You" WATCH her interview in its entirety below:
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But maybe YOU can. I'm selling them on eBay.
February 8, 2011
How great does she look? Wow. Her transformational journey is truly inspiring.
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February 7, 2011
Bridgestone "Reply All" Hilarious.
Audi "Release the Hounds" Hit 'em with the Kenny G! lol.
Volkswagen "The Force" Cutest. Commercial. Ever :)
Bud Light "Hack Job" LOLOL.
CarMax "Gas Station" Funny.
February 6, 2011
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February 3, 2011
Actress Jennifer Aniston has blended her most beloved scent recollections to create her debut fragrance. Favored aromas like night-blooming jasmine, wild violets, and Amazon lily—all redolent of her California upbringing—open the fragrance. Its warm finish of sensual musk, golden amber, and sandalwood is inspired by the smell of wood fires at Jennifer's friends' houses on summer evenings. These wonderfully fragrant ingredients are topped off with the freshness of citrus grove and rose water, creating a unique combination. With a nod to an admired architect, she has bottled the eponymous floral scent in a beautiful, fluid shape to represent the organic form of a cresting wave.
Online only. Available in stores late March.
The odds were against Nary Manivong. His parents abandoned him and his three siblings when he was just 14 years old, and he found himself homeless on the streets of Columbus, Ohio fending for himself. "The first place I slept was at a donut place," he said. One day he came across a copy of Vogue magazine and knew instantly he wanted to be a clothing designer. Making pieces out of scraps, he cobbled together his first show at 17 in Ohio but knew he had to get to NYC to make his dreams come true.
After several trips to New York, he secured a backer and debuted at New York Fashion Week in 2005 to much praise. He seemed well on his way to success until his investors pulled the plug, and he was once again left homeless and destitute. )WWD reports that Manivong is back and showing his latest collection -- a collaboration with Ally Hilfiger -- at the upcoming New York Fashion Week).
The documentary Dressed opens in NY theaters tomorrow and follows his struggle to make it in the highly competitive industry.
Make way for the Real Housewives of Miami – and soon. Six ladies join the cast of the just-announced show, which will premiere Feb. 22 (10 p.m. ET), and they promise to supply plenty of heat this chilly winter. Though Bravo had initially announced that the Real Housewives of New York City would be premiering its fourth season in mid-February, the show is now expected to debut in the spring.
Who are these ladies that will be causing all the drama? Meet the cast of the Real Housewives of Miami:
Lea Black has a 9-year-old son with her lawyer husband. A strong supporter of President Obama, the Texas-born Housewife is invested in her own charitable endeavors.
Larsa Pippen is married to basketball star Scottie Pippen and was known as the "Hottest NBA wife." A mother of four, Pippen boasts that she's successful at everything she does.
Marysol Patton is a Miami native who runs her own PR firm, the Patton Group. A divorcee, Patton is known for throwing bashes around town and loves to spend time with her mother, Elsa, who considers herself a "seer" and offers spiritual guidance people in town.
Alexia Echevarria is the executive editor of Venue magazine, where she covers fashion and celebrity culture. She lives on Miami Beach with her husband Herman and has two sons from a previous marriage.
Cristy Rice was recently divorced from NBA star Glen Rice. The show will follow her single life as she juggles business (she owns a clothing store) and being a single mom.
Adriana DeMoura-Sidi is fiery and flirtatious and ... newly engaged. Her personality lands her in trouble and the subject of much gossip among the ladies.
Can't wait to see the show? Catch a sneak peek at the Real Housewives of Miami below.