Top 5 Best Dressed at the 2009 SAG Awards

January 25, 2009 by Anna  
Filed under Entertainment

While there were certainly many Worst Dressed at the SAG Awards, there were equally as many stunning looks on the red carpet. Let's take a look at my Top 5 picks for Best Dressed!

Julie Benz Julie Benz
Dexter's Julie Benz shows us how to rock a short flirty dress on the red carpet in this black dress. I thought this one was clean, fun, effortless and she looked amazing!


Lisa Eldelstein red gown.Lisa Edelstein
Unlike Lisa Rinna's over sexed dress, House star Lisa Edelstein shows us how to be a very stunning lady in red! Designed by internationally known Lebanese fashion designer Reem Acra, Lisa looks classy, graceful and absolutely beautiful! I love the jewel accent on the shoulder and the blinging bag to match. Just gorgeous!


Terri Hatcher's white dress. Terri Hatcher
I have mixed emotions here. I love the dress that Terri Hatcher's wearing, but I just feel like it kind of consumed her. The dress was beautiful, but Terri needs to gain a little more weight to fill it out. It still goes on my Best Dressed list however, as this dress really stood out from the rest. This is a classic Monique Lhuillier gown, and she is definitely one of my favorite designers. We saw a lot of one shoulder dresses on the red carpet tonight and it's definitely going to be huge in 2009. Watch out for this trend even more in the summer with one shouldered swimsuits.


Marisa Tomei Marisa Tomei
You know, I thought Marisa Tomei's dress was red carpet appropriate. Designed by Elie Saab, the color and floral detail of the gown was bold, but not obnoxious. The fabric was graceful and I loved it. I thought this was a successful example of the romantic trend.


Kate Winslet's stunning blue dress. Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet is the IT girl this year with the success of her movies. She's taking home all the awards and is also a winner on the red carpet with her grace and style. Kate did not disappoint and looked absolutely stunning in this bold, yet simple gown designed by Narciso Rodriguez.  With perfectly accented jewels by Chopard and Christian Louboutin shoes (my personal favorite designer),  Kate shows that you can still be sexy and have a fuller figure. You go girl!


Top 5 Worst Dressed at the 2009 SAG Awards

January 25, 2009 by Anna  
Filed under Entertainment

I love award season!! Here are my top 5 picks for the worst dressed at the 2009 Screen Actor's Guild Awards.


America Ferrera's sheer grey dress. America Ferrera
Ugly Betty star America Ferrera's Vera Wang dress is a trend you'll see more of this year. The romantic/fairy tale sheer fabrics are in and that's what she's rockin. Unfortunately for me, this was not romantic. The black sash going across her chest makes me think she's in a gothic Miss America pageant. No....


Emily Blunt Emily Blunt
What is the meaning of this? Devil Wears Prada star Emily Blunt is soooo fired in this shedded silver snakeskin/foil ensemble. Not flattering!


Tina Fey's really short dress at the SAG Awards. Tina Fey
We all love Tina Fey and 30 Rock.  I thought she looked naturally beautiful, but this short boring dress was a flop. The material and the pattern of the dress was not funny. The pattern of the dress looked like water drops all over it. Sorry Tina, it didn't do anything for you.


Lisa Rinna's orange gown Lisa Rinna
Lisa Rinna.....hmmm....I thought this dress was sexy....however, maybe it should just be worn for her man. The slit of the dress was cut all the way up to her "va-jay-jay". And if she wanted to show off her boobs, I would've covered it up with a big necklace and ditched the earrings. The sexiest thing on the red carpet is to be classy, not ultra revealing. This was like a robe that goes over your lingerie....didn't work for the red carpet.


Christina Applegate's green dress. Christina Appelgate
Christina Appelgate is one of my favorite girls, but this Emanuel Ungaro gown didn't do it for me. I personally didn't like the color and it just seemed like it wasn't ironed out in some parts where the seam was. It kind of felt sloppy. Love you anyways Christina!


What Guys Think About Makeup

January 23, 2009 by Anna  
Filed under Ask the Guys, Hair & Makeup

makeupThe makeup world is a multi-billion dollar industry. From the scientists and lab technicians who study all the ingredients  (to make sure you skin doesn't bubble up when you apply makeup), to the artists at the MAC counter selling you hundreds of dollars of the highest brand -- there are millions of people in between. In the old days, women would put their health at risk to make their faces pale (which was hot back then) using lead, mercury and even leeches to achieve this look. Were the guys really into this? Was the pale face trend, or the intricate ways we apply eye shadow REALLY doing anything for the guys? Let's observe and analyze the in-depth conversation I had with my fiance, who is definitely a man's man.  He's the ultimate hetero, who defines seasons of the year by the type of sports game (i.e. basketball season, football season, etc.) it is....

Eric: "You're so beautiful"

Me: "Really? You never say I look beautiful when I wear makeup. I mean, do you like me with makeup?"

Eric: "Well of course you look pretty with makeup."

Me: "You seem to compliment me more when I look like a little dude." (that's just how I feel without makeup sometimes)

Eric: "No, when you're Not wearing makeup it's like, you look innocent.  I look in your eyes and see your soul. I can't see to your soul with all that clown whore makeup on."

Me: "................(blink blink)....................thanks.........."

There ya have it.  So it got me thinking, who do we put makeup on for?  And then I realized....for ourselves!  It's not always about them.   He may feel a deeper connection with me without my makeup, but I feel better and more confident with makeup on!  I think guys definitely would know the difference if the world went without makeup.  Our skin wouldn't look as smooth and, as an Asian, maybe my eyes wouldn't look as big.  My face is my resume honey.  No one likes a little dude girl with no makeup on.  So let me ask you boys this...which way do you prefer to see these girls?

Jessica Biel with and without makeup

Jessica Biel with and without makeup

Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian with and without makeup

Don't kid yourselves boys, you'd much prefer us with makeup on.  So, is the billion dollar makeup industry justified?  AbsoFrickinLutely!

Watch out for many many future posts on makeup and all of the knowledge you need to know to feel confident and sexy with makeup on.  And it's just fun to apply isn't it? :-)

Hot Fashion Trends: Cardigans for Guys

January 22, 2009 by Anna  
Filed under Ask the Guys, Style & Trends

David Beckham wearing a red cardigan.

David Beckham

Alright so let's talk about cardigans.  I guess if the dorky "Mr. Rogers look" is in, I'll go with it.  It's not completely dorky, as it can be a very metro look on many guys.  Fashion for men is more limited than women, so if you want to try a new look for yourself, layer on a cardigan to complete your outfit.  If you're normally a t-shirt and jeans guy, you can prep up your look by taking advantage of this trend.  Or if you wear a dress shirt and tie to the office, you can also layer on the cardigan to spice up your look and stay warm at the same time.  Fashion does have a function after all.  Or, what's even hotter is the dress shirt, cardigan, tie, with jeans to go out.  It shows you have style, but you don't care at the same time.  Girls dig that.

David Beckham looking gorgeous with a cardigan.

David Beckham

Take David Beckham for example.  Now, if you dress him in a garbage bag with homer simpson house slippers and Aretha Franklin's hat from the inauguration, he would still look gorgeous.  Just don't let him talk.  He has a squeaky voice.  I mean, let's be honest, it would be pretty funny if he wore that Aretha Franklin hat...but we'd still want to jump him afterwards.  He is big on cardigans and he wears it well.  If you can confidently pull off cardigans, get as creative and bold as you can.  Play with colors and patterns and wear the cardigan over a nice plaid or striped button down shirt.  Hot.  Guys, let me let you in on a little secret.  Girls don't care how you dress THAT much.  I mean as long as you're not wearing anime shirts (I didn't know what that was until recently, as I have never dated anyone who wore those) and suspenders, we love you in everything.  And especially if you stop fighting our fashion sense and let us dress you, nobody gets hurt and everybody wins.

A guy wearing a cardigan in the streets.

cute couple on the streets

Look at the couple walking down the street!  This guy pulls off the cardigan look very well.  He is in a nice black cardigan, button up shirt unbuttoned and relaxed at the top, nice shoes, and I like the wash of the jeans.  Strolling the streets comfortably, stylish...I'm sure it helps having a beautiful lady friend on your arm to boost your confidence level.  This is the perfect use of the cardigan.  I love it because it isn't Mr. Rogers, it isn't dorky, it's pretty timeless.  Thumbs up!

Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake

I'll have to hear your thoughts on this one.  Justin Timberlake rocks the cardigan a lot.  In this particular situation, I have no feeling.  I think it looks pretty effortless and nice.  But maybe I can't get over the creepy look in his eye to analyze this outfit.  Is it just me?  Or do you agree?

Serious looking cardigan guy

serious model guy

Haha look at this male model!  He's very serious about the cardigan look.  This is definitely more on the dorky side.  If you're an extremely hot or confident type A personality kind of guy, you can dork up your style and still be irresistible.  This is a very Euro, and while it's nice, you have to know what colors you look best in.  Do you look better in darker colors?  Or can you pull off the gray?  Not everyone can do it.  I personally think that guys usually look best in darker colors, but if you can pull off light colors or get bold with really bold colors, by all means, go for it.

John Krasinski wearing a cardigan.

John Krasinski

Haha...uhm...No.  I do NOT like John Krasinski's cardigan here.  I feel like he paired a Fruit of the Loom or Hanes shirt with a cardigan.  Perhaps he tried, but this look is screaming bachelor in a bachelor pad with bachelor style -- and not in a good way.  If you're going to try something, commit to it and go for it all the way.  Buy the right undershirt, the right washed jeans, get accessories and ties, etc.  If you want to pair it with a t-shirt, go for a graphic tee or something more rockerish so you can mix styles and spice up your look.  NOT a plain white shirt.  Sorry John, better luck next time.




Looking to buy some stylish cardigans for men? Here are a few of my top picks: