PR Designers Get Intimate!

This week, on Project Runway, the designers were tasked to create a sleepwear look for Heidi Klum’s Intimates line. It could be any type of look, but had to be fashionable! Additionally, the designers were to create their own textile, by hand. The winning look would be reproduced and sold as a part of Heidi’s line.

But first, to provide a little inspiration, the designers had a slumber party atop one of NYC’s most iconic locations, the Empire State Building. Each designer would have a backpack, packed with PJs & their sketching materials. The next morning, Tim arrived early, but at least with breakfast sandwiches in hand! It was then back to the workroom for this 1-day challenge.

For all of the materials needed this week, the designers rushed the tables & bins, getting a little grabby!! We got to see an adorable segment of Brandon & Kentaro’s friendship, better yet bro-ship! Heidi joined Tim for the critiques, which was a mix of good & bad. But probably the funniest part of the critiques was explaining “being anal” to Kentaro! And joining the judges this week was actress/singer Demi Lovato.

This legit was probably one of my most fave runways, maybe not ever, but definitely this season, and likely even stemming back a few seasons! There were so many looks I loved. The ones I didn’t care for so much, those looks were far too safe. So certain designers should push the envelope much more! I’m not sure if I could narrow down my faves to a top 3. If I could, it would not be the same as the judges, but definitely must dole out some SHOUT-OUTS!

Amy, loved this textile creation, gorgeous color, little fancy, but very cool, great silhouette! AVON HAIR & MAKE-UP SHOUTOUT AS WELL!

Batani had one sexy look, an amazing textile creation, and again, another great color selection!

Moving onto the judges’ top 3 selection, my winner would have been Kentaro. This look was just so pretty!! The bodice design was spot on, such a fantastic textile created. The judges were right in stating consumers would want this. And it was this reason I thought Kentaro would win.

I thought his look would reach more consumers. But many other correct judges’ comments included — charming, feminine, such an ease, & happy! Another one I am glad to be mentioned was regarding it being playful. I agreed with this wholeheartedly because Kentaro struck the perfect balance, playful, but not junior!

The judges named Michael as the winner, which was not totally a shock. I was happy to see Michael stepping it up. This was just not one of my faves, but it was very nice. I did agree with the judges about it’s practicality, the luxe vibe, “Deco Cleopatra”!

Shawn too did a phenomenal job. The only reason I might have selected another designer for my top 3 was because I was picking looks that did put off more of a sleepwear vibe. Of course, wearing fashionable PJs out is a thing now! This was super nice though and the hand-painted print textile was gorgeous!

The bottom was fairly accurate. I knew Aaron was making the bottom 2, but wasn’t sure if it was Deyonte or Kenya joining. I was sad for Kenya. This look was just so sloppy. So many of the designers were super creative with their textiles, but Kenya lacked in this department as well. Practicality was severely lacking also, a hook & eye to deal with in the middle of the night — NO NO! It was nice for Zac to offer some positives!

Coming down to Deyonte & Aaron, I was torn. I haven’t been impressed at all by Aaron, but he had managed to land in the bottom only once. Whereas this was Deyonte’s 2nd trip. Why should Aaron then go? I wondered if really either could go the distance?? But the judges decided to save Aaron, over Deyonte, which despite Deyonte’s bottom 3 placements, it was still a shocker! Aaron did have this amazing textile idea, but the full concept just never came to life.

I was sad to see Deyonte go. I expected a much longer run. I wondered if Tim would contemplate using the save, but he had been in the bottom more than once. This look, was very much a bore. I actually liked the darker teal color, but the mix with silver, didn’t do this any justice. There was no shape, nothing flattering, just a very sad piece.

Sad to see Deyonte go, …….until next week…….

2017 VMAs — Best Dressed

My top looks from the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards!!

HAILEY BALDWIN

JULIA MICHAELS

  • Dior sparkling ombre blue gown

OLIVIA MUNN

DEMI LOVATO

LORDE

Wearing Monique Lhuillier

makeup artist Amber Dreadon

FIFTH HARMONY

CHRISTINA MILIAN

LAURA MARANO

AMBER ROSE

Dress by @yousef_aljasmi
Styled by @sethchernoff
Hair @philonhair
Makeup 💄 @bryanmendez
Nails @nailedbylexi

Hearts on Fire rings & Butani earrings

ANDREA RUSSETT

Wearing Steven Khalil

PARIS JACKSON

AMBER PORTWOOD

JURNEE SMOLLETT-BELL

FALL OUT BOY

LUDACRIS & EUDOXIE AGNAN

For Eudoxie —

SHAWN MENDES

Wearing Armani

ASHAD KHALED

Wearing Gucci

TYLER POSEY

 

The 2016 Red Carpet Round-Up

In the past few weeks, there have been an insane amount of red carpets featuring so much great fashion. I still have a Cannes feature to get out, but first, here is a 2016 round-up, with looks from various Met Gala afterparties, the 2016 American Country Countdown Awards, the 2016 Radio Disney Awards, Upfronts for network TV, and the 2016 Nordic State Dinner.

CARRIE UNDERWOOD

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MIRANDA KERR

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at the Nordic State Dinner

YAYA DACOSTA

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PEOPLE & ET Upfronts

ALLISON WILLIAMS

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at the Nordic State Dinner

DEVORE LEDRIDGE

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MADDIE & TAE

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LAUREN TAYLOR

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FIFTH HARMONY

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JANA KRAMER
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KELSEA BALLERINI
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SOFIA REYES
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Balmain after party at The Gilded Lily for the Met Gala —

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KYM JOHNSON

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PEOPLE & ET Upfronts

 

Best Dressed — 2015 MTV VMAs

For the VMA red carpet — lots of black, sparkle, baby pink, and a few dapper dudes! See who made my best dressed list below, ENJOY!!

Katie Stevens

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Katie was mesmerizing & gorgeous in this navy blue Yousef Aljasmi gown. Here are all of the sparkling look details —

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 30: Actress Katie Stevens attends the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on August 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Bailey Buntain De Young

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Not sure of the designer details for Bailey, but she looks bold and beautiful in this gold, lacy knee-length dress.

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Vanessa Hudgens

Vanessa is a floral goddess in this plunging Naeem Khan rose pink dress, embellished with floral appliqués. Accessory & styling details include —

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Demi Lovato

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Demi was also rockin’ a baby pink number, hers, a Nicolas Jebran illusion dress. See below for the rest of her look details —

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Martha Hunt

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Martha Hunt wins for best LBD in a bedazzled Georges Chakra Couture with sheer sleeves. Additional look details —

Tori Kelly

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Tory looked amazing, very sexy, in this black lacy Vatanika look. To complete her look —

Fifth Harmony

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 30: Recording artists Dinah-Jane Hansen, Ally Brooke, Normani Hamilton, Camila Cabello and Lauren Jauregui of Fifth Harmony attend the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on August 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Always a sexy looking group of ladies, love it!! (left to right)

Lindsey Stirling

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Lindsey was shimmering & shining in this sparling Mac Duggal knee length dress. Her other look details include —

Lily Aldridge

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Lily went basic in black, but with a super sexy choice in that of a Alexandre Vauthier Haute Couture gown with a deep V-neckline. Pairing with her look are —

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Chrissy Teigen

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Chrissy look ultra sexy in this black ultra-sheer Marchesa dress with an embellished bodice. To further accentuate her look —

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Arden Cho

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Arden looked radiant in this black Mac Duggal two piece. Her overall look details are as follows —

  • rings from Wonder Lust Co.
  • Makeup by Alexis Ellen, bold, bright red lip
  • Hair by Derek Peter, chic and waves to the side
  • Styling by Allan Troy

Kelsea Ballerini

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Kelsea was sassy and stylin’ in this Alice + Olivia frock. She completed her look with —

Maria Menounos

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Maria looked elegant and regal in this strapless navy blue Lanvin dress. She further accesorized with —

Rocsi Diaz

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Not sure what designer Rocsi is donning, but I do think this is a super sexy LBD with cleverly placed cutouts. But I know her uniquely designer heels are butterfly-backed Sophia Webster sandals. Her styling was by Carmen Lilly.

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K-Pop superstar CL, from group 2NE1, might have been missing the rest of her girl gang, but she came to the VMAs with her family ties represented. She wore a Moschino creation designed by her BFF, one Jeremy Scott.

Austin Butler

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Not sure of the designer for Austin’s classic black suit, sans time, but he looks muy suave!

Brooklyn Beckham

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Brooklyn looked quite grown up in this Ralph Lauren look, black slacks and white jacket.

Pete Wentz & Patrick Stump

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Very handsome lookin’ duo! Two from Fall Out Boy!

Gregg Sulkin

Gregg, looking sexy as ever, here is wearing head to toe John Varvatos with a Kenneth Cole sweater.

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 30: Actor Gregg Sulkin attends the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on August 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)