Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Music Videos for Valentines

     In honor of Valentine's Day, I've put together a list of music videos that make me turn to mush. As much as I'd like to say that I don't believe in celebrating a "greeting card" holiday, I can't lie! The thought of taking a day to celebrate love makes me feel all warm inside...but really the best part is all the chocolate! I always manage to be single on Valentine's Day so I make it point to celebrate friendship instead. Last year, one of my friends and I had an all-girl night with a shopping trip and late-night Taco Bell run. This year I'm planning a movie date with my friend to see "The Vow," complete with plenty of Ben & Jerry's to smuggle into the theater!

     So for now I celebrate being single on Valentine's Day and hope that someday I'll have a typical, cliche-filled, cheesy date with a guy who doesn't mind putting up with my hopelessly-romantic fantasies for one night.

The Best of the Grammys 2012

     There weren't many impressive red-carpet moments at the Grammys this year because most celebs either donned black in mourning of Whitney or simply seemed to tone down their statements. What was with Lady Gaga and her confusing gothic mess of fabric? Rihanna was still able to rock her style in the atmosphere of the evening and Gwyneth Paltrow looked subdued with a little edge.

     While the fashion wasn't too thrilling, there were still some exciting moments throughout the night. I've complied my favorite moments of the 2012 Grammy Awards.

Best Overall Look: Rihanna

      Rihanna rarely makes style mistakes because she has the ability to look cool in almost anything. This look was much different from most of her fashion choices, however. In Gorgio Armani, she pulled off a simple black dress by revealing just enough skin and making more of a statement with minimalism. I'm also loving her hair! Her face shape and eyes allow her to take a lot of risks with hairstyles and this is one of my favorites. It's simpler than some of her past styles, but she still keeps it edgy with dark roots, texture, and volume.

Cutest Couple: Lily Aldridge & Caleb Followill

     I am so obsessed with Lily and Caleb! They are the perfect model-rockstar duo! Lily looked beautiful showing off her baby bump in a floral gown. That baby is either going to be another gorgeous Victoria's Secret supermodel or the next biggest rockstar!

Best Grammy Moment: Adele Winning 6 Awards

     ...and she deserves every single one! Adele has built an incredible career for herself and her success comes from her undeniable talent. Her voice is refreshing, both vocally and lyrically. With the debut of her album 21, she instantly became everyone's favorite artist...even people who don't typically listen to her kind of music couldn't deny that she's the songbird of the decade!  

Also, I couldn't be happier for her beautiful Vogue cover!

Classiest Man: Bruno Mars

     While Chris Brown was getting hype from lunatic girls on twitter and LL Cool J was calling Paul McCartney his "homie," Bruno Mars was a class-act in a dapper suit...with a weak-in-the-knees-beautiful smile! For his performance of "Runaway," he wore a gold jacket and took off his ultra-cool shades so we could see his enchanting brown eyes. Yeah, you could say that I have a bit of a crush on him...but who doesn't love a classy man who serenades, "her eyes make the stars look like they're not shining"?  

Best Outfit Change: Taylor Swift

     This sweetheart knows how to put on a show without losing who she is. Some artists (cough Niki Minaj!) get too caught up in the entertainment side of the performance that they forget their voices still have to sound good. On the red carpet, Taylor wore an ethereal gown by Zuhair Murad then transformed into country cutie in a 40s style floral dress. Seeing both sides of her--one part fashionable celebrity, one part cheerful country singer--shows that she hasn't lost herself even though she manages to snag several music awards every year.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Miu Miu Goes One-of-a-Kind

     Earlier today Fashionista reported that Miu Miu will be launching a limited-edition collection of 46 unique, hand-made purses. There will be 17 different material combinations and 12 different processing techniques, using crocodile, ostrich, teju, python, lurex jacquard, patch brocade, linen, and glitter.

     The company will reveal their handbags during each major fashion week at special launches in every city. New York City is kicking things off tomorrow and will get to see the collection first. Below are some close-ups of a few of the bags aaaannd...I was dying to see all of the bags in the clever gif Miu Miu made so I tediously screen-shot it to get pictures of all the bags.

(photo credits: Fashionista.com)

Fun with screenshots...