RED CARPET RECAP: Lots of Hits & A Big Miss, Keira

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The glam squads are probably all recovering from their hairspray hangovers this morning after the 1st award show of the season, the 72nd Annual Golden Globes. Being an on camera artist as well as a fashionista, I love every single aspect of award season. Actors, directors and screenwriters are celebrated for their achievements all while sporting the latest trends by the best designers, stylists and hair & makeup artists. Last night did not disappoint! It was a night filled with magic, inspiration (and some tears), glamour and love…thanks to the Clooney’s.

As always, there were tons of red carpet hits and a few misses to make it fun.

Here are my favorites:

There were many fabulous trends from bright colors to winter whites to ethereal ball gowns to metallic and super sexy cut outs. I’m all about sparkle right now so my overall fave trend was the metallic looks above. Especially Julianne Moore’s dress with the feather mermaid bottom. So gorg! But, of course, it’s Givenchy Haute Couture!

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Another look I’m obsessed with this winter is head-to-toe white. Giuliana Rancic was stunning in this white Jad Ghandour dress and matching coat. The hosts do the hard work on the red carpet and are usually outshined by the celebs, but Giuliana looked so stunning and is one of the hardest working women in Hollywood. She deserves the shout out!

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I love to see women dress for their body and highlight their assets and camouflage any problems areas. Not that these women have any problems, but the ruching, cut out detail, silhouette at the bottom and neckline all work together to cinch the waist, add height and broaden the shoulders. Perfection! 

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J-Lo is known for plunging necklines, high slit on the leg and flawless smokey eyes. She brought it full force last night and her glam squad killed it! The beaded cape dress by Zuhair Murad had a unique art deco vibe. Totally the stand out -for me- of the night! Even her nails were amazing.

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The most aspirational women of the night were Helen Mirren and Jane Fonda. I love that we are given this type of motivation at the beginning of the year! Helen turns 70 this year and Jane is 77…yes, I said 77. At almost 80, it is apparent that her working out for over 50 decades has paid off. They put the youngen’s to shame! Just sayin’.

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There were a few misses last night, but the biggest disappointment of the night was Keira Knightly in Chanel. The expectant mama could have chosen something so glam and stylish to show off her bump! Keira, fire your stylist asap, sista! I love butterflies, but the purse matching the print just takes this to another level of horrible. It really looks like someone’s first attempt at sewing in Home Ec using their mom’s old drapes and grandma’s table cloth. Seriously! 

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I’m thrilled to wrap up my recap with one of the best statements and moments of the evening. The handsome Mr. Clooney, recipient of this year’s Cecil B. DeMille award, gave an eloquent, funny and heartfelt acceptance speech with a special shout out to his lovely bride, Amal. They were one of the most anticipated to arrive on the red carpet last night. There are mixed reviews on her white gloves, but I loved them! While most people thought he was going to let her outshine him- being her first red carpet appearance- it was nice to see her in a classic black dress arm-in-arm with her husband united as one. It made a big statement to see them both in black & white when most women would have worn a bold color for their 1st red carpet as Mrs. Clooney. Class act.

WHAT ARE YOUR RED CARPET PICKS?

Get out there and strut it this week, sista.

The world is YOUR red carpet.

Love, Tiff

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6 Accessories That Are Always In Style (Part 1)

Hey Fashionistas! 

This will be the first of a few posts like this because there was no way I could narrow down this topic to just 6 items.  Recently, I was digging through my drawers and closets trying to “clear the clutter” like I discussed in my Closet Organization webisode.  I stumbled upon several things that I had to take a good hard look at…things I’ve had for yeeeeeears!  I do this every Spring and Fall.  It’s almost like a game I play with myself.  Should I chunk it?  Keep it?  Give to my sis or a close friend so it stays in the family? (my besties and I do that with items we really love) Donate it?  Sell it on Ebay?   Those items we have purchased wisely, which never go out of style, absolutely should keep their cherished spot in our wardrobe.  Especially after selling so many of my beautiful designer things after I got married and finances were tight!  There are some things I’m so happy I kept! 

Here’s 6 timeless accessories I love:

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1.Red Peep-Toe Slingbacks

These were the very first expensive pair of shoes I bought myself after I booked my  first TV show here in LA. They are by Casadei and I always felt like a million bucks when I wore them. A great red pump with a timeless heel should be a staple in every fashionistas closet!  So Old Hollywood!

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2. Gold Bangle Bracelet

A classic gold bangle is the perfect add-on to any outfit…casual or dressy.  A single bangle or a few stacked always adds that bit of  “wow factor” without being over-the-top. I’ve been obsessed with arm candy since I was little.  I rarely leave the house without throwing on a bracelet… or two!

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3. Low-Slung Brown Leather Belt

This is probably one of the most talked about items in my webisodes. It is so versatile and can instantly hide the muffin top!  Add it to a tunic, jeans or sundress to create the illusion of a longer waist and smaller hips. If you do not own one, I suggest running out and getting one ASAP!

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4. Rhinestone Evening Earrings

Can you believe these were the earrings I wore to prom?  I remember it like it was yesterday.. finding them at this chic boutique in Houston on Westheimer Rd.  Back then, this was like shopping on Rodeo Drive for me!  I don’t wear rhinestones much these days, but a girl never knows when she may need to pull them out!

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5. Quilted Chain Bag

I just realized this is one of those items I mentioned that is from one of my besties, LeeAnne (make sure to check out her blog, LeeAnne Locken Loves>>> link on the right side of this blog) gave this to me at least 15 years ago.  Chanel made the quilted chain handbag famous. There have been several knock offs and variations, but the authentic handbag was presented to the public in 1955 and will NEVER go out of style!  

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6. Statement Necklace

Whether it’s long and sleek or short and embellished, a fabulous statement necklace is always in.  I think this one is technically vintage by the brand Trifari from the 70’s.   Like the gold bangle, this is a piece you can throw on with just about any kind of top or dress for a bit of oomph.

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What is one of your most coveted items that you hope to keep and maybe pass down to a daughter, niece or granddaughter?

So it’s the middle of May.. how amazing is your month going so far?

Please share and A-ha’s, breakthroughs or beautiful moments!

 

Love, Tiff 

 

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