This song came a couple of years ago by British girl group 'Girls Aloud' and I fell head over heels in love with this song. I'd say it's one of their most successful songs to date and I can see why! The song itself is so much fun to listen to AND sing a long too but it's the music video which really has the wow factor. It's just pure 60s fabulous glam! The makeup, the costumes and the overall 60s film effect on the screen just makes it so enjoyable to watch. So, press play, get in front of a full length mirror in FULL hair and makeup and sing your heart out!!
'The Romantics' starring Katie Holmes, Josh Duhamel, Malin Akerman, Anna Paquin and Dianna Agron. Now I'm not really a huge fan of any of these actors however, thrown together with a cute story line and I think this looks like a cute film. I'll certainly be looking out for this one when it comes out.
Ok, so I'm about a week late with this post but, it's really never too late to have an opinion about fashion so here goes...
Anna Paquin in McQueen - Now I'm really not too sure about Ms Paquin on the red carpet because, I think she's usually hit and miss (and she makes that gross face when she's posing) but I'd say this was a MISS! the hemline is horrid on her however, the neckline is amazing and very McQueen.
Christina Hendricks in Zac Posen - She's gorgeous and I love her as Joan on Mad Men! Not crazy about the colour of this dress but she's a stunner and she works it.
Claire Danes in Armani Prive - Absolutely Gorgeous!
Dianna Agron in Carolina Herrera - Um...No. This looks like something the waiters put on your lap when you're at the Dorchester Hotel in London having high tea. Dress for your figure Dianna!
Emily Blunt in Dior - Pretty and cute but she's always pretty and cute. I'd love to see her in something form fitting and daring.
Heidi Klum in Marchesa - HOT HOT HOT! Now this is a woman who knows her figure and how to dress for it!
January Jones aka Betty Draper in Versace - Okay so, I'm not loving this. I think this would have looked kick ass on the runway but it just doesn't photograph very well. It looks shiny and cheap...like foil (aluminum for the American readers) But, I LOVE LOVE LOVE the hemline!
Jayma Mays in Burberry - She's a stunner and I think this looks absolutely beautiful! Great colour with her gorgeous hair and the jewels finish it off very nicely indeed.
Keri Russel in vintage Scherrer and Jimmy Choos - Pretty Colour. But it's a little too Sweet for me. I like some drama on the red carpet.
Kim Kardashian in Marchesa - This Grecian inspired gown looks utterly gorgeous on Kim! Great choice for her. She's always wearing something tight and slinky which is great but, it's nice to see her switch it up every once in a while.
Naya Rivera in Simin and a Judith Leiber Clutch - Loving the style and the whole thing as an ensemble EXCEPT the colour. ugh.
Mariska Hargitay in Vera Wang - OOOOOOOOOOH! I love a vera moment! Whether you're walking down the aisle or on the red carpet Vera always works. She looks UNREAL! Everything from the hair to the makeup and the nail polish just works!
Lea Michele in Oscar De La Renta with Lorraine Schwartz jewels - Did I save the best until last? or Did I save the best until last? GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!! This girl knows how to bring utter drama to the red carpet and in fact, I feel like I have to do a separate post dedicated to Ms Michele and her fabulous red carpet style. When I saw this on the carpet I just thought "YES! FINALLY!" Her career is soaring and she's playing dress up which is SO much fun to see. Thank you Lea for putting the 'A' in A Lister!
Tony Lucca, Tony Lucca, Tony Lucca. A good friend of mine introduced me to his music a few weeks ago and I've been hooked ever since! He's made it right to the top of my playlist right under Amos Lee and just above my beloved Buble so, in my opinion he's in good company. His voice is soulful with an edge and the music and arrangements are smooth and melodic but his lyrics really pack a punch. Songs to skip to? 'Death of Me' and 'So Long'
All I can say about this fabulous designer is yum yum! She's a british designer so I'd seen her beautiful works of art before but I really sat up and took notice when Carrie wears a pair of her fabulous sky scrapers with a gold island platform to stanford and Anthony's wedding. I thought HOT DAMN! those shoes are GORGEOUS! So, after the film I went home and googled the shoes and of course Charlotte Olympia's name popped up. I was window shoping on net a porter to day and I found these gems which have gone staright to the top of my I-want-those wish list. 5 and a half inches of a beautiful stiletto heel with a sexy 1 and a half inch island platform! yes puleeeease!
So in the 'emotional' Carrie and Big scene after her return from Abu Dhabi (and her ridiculous kiss with that prat Aiden) Big presents her with a beautiful 5 carat black diamond ring with 80 pave diamonds. It's breathtaking and he gives it to her because in his eyes she's unique so she deserves a unique diamond. Some of my friends thought it was a very odd choice of colour for a diamond but I've always been intrigued with midnight blue and black diamonds. they're so rare and expensive and they can look fabulous on the right manicured hand. It got me thinking about beautiful rings and dream diamonds if ever I have the money to buy myself some or get engaged to my very own John James Preston who can afford to lavish me with some.
Sex and the City 2
So, I flew Virgin atlantic economy all the way to the place where it all started to see the girls take on the streets of Manhattan (and abu dhabi) one last time. Was it worth it? Just to see the movie - No. Let's get one thing straight. I loved the film. After I got over the fact that it wasn't really Sex and the City as we know it anymore, I took the movie for what it was and went along for the ride. It had lost so much of the heart and soul that millions of people myself included had come to love about the show in the first place and that was disappointing but, taken on it's own as a romantic comedy with a steller fashion sense and interior design to die for it was very enjoyable. The fact they have let so many die hard fans down though I do believe that a third installment is out of the question. Nobody is going to believe or want the immense hype surrounding the franchise the show has become. The lack of depth in the story lines and the shameless branding really irritated me and that's what I mean when I say it lost (or sold) it's soul. The halston, the cuisinart, the rolex, the mercedes benz, swarovski, HP! ugh! it was TOO much. And then there was Carrie's weird and crazy behaviour! What was she playing at??! This was seriously the Carrie men have detested for years and years and in this film she finally gave them a reason. Picking fights with big, her ungrateful attitude regarding the amazing life she's ALWAYS wanted, kissing Aiden! WTF was that?! That indiscretion was completely gratuitous and MPK should know better!
So taken as a fun romantic comedy fun it certainly was. Especially when they get to abu dhabi. It turns into a some like it hot style farce and it was very enjoyable and beautiful to look at. I'm gonna try and find my favourite stills and moments from the film for a separate post. I'll certainly be devoting a separate post to the interior design which is out of control FABULOUS!
I'll leave you with a piece of music from the score composed by the brilliant Aaron Zigman.
I love me some chick lit and Emily Giffin is one of favourite chick lit authors so when I heard there was to be a movie adaptation of her brilliant books 'Something Borrowed' and 'Something Blue' as it's sequel I was super excited. I also think they've picked a great cast which includes Kate Hudson, Ginnifer Goodwin, John Krasinski and Colin Egglesfield (Oggy from Melrose Place) who is HOT HOT HOT! They're filming in New York at the moment and I'm pretty sure they're filming both films at the same time. I really hope that they're not merging the two books together because that would be really annoying! Both books were great and they both deserve their own chunk of silver screen time.