The Golden Girl

Blake Lively: Golden Girl

You guys have probably been wondering why Blake Lively is the background on my blog

It’s simple,

 Blake Lively is my Fashion Icon

 I first saw Blake Lively sporting her long blonde tresses in the movie, “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.” Then  in September 2007, Gossip Girl based on the bestselling book series premiered on the CW. Her breakout role as the beautiful but troubled teenage socialite Serena van der Woodsen on the show, sealed her fate as the ultimate fashion “It Girl” in my book. Not only did viewers tune in to watch drama unfold on NYC’s Upper East Side but also to see the elaborate outfits created by the show’s costume designer, Eric Daman. Lively’s character is the ultimate Fashionista, always looking put together from head to toe; in a sense, Blake’s personal style reflects her TV character. In an interview with Glamour magazine, Lively confessed that she does not have a stylist but rather puts together her own outfits, often using the fashion knowledge she acquired while starring on GG.  When she wasn’t playing Serena van der Woodsen, Blake was busy playing a young drugged out single mom in “The Town”. She met her future husband, Ryan Reynolds, when she was cast as his love interest in “The Green Lantern” and most recently starred in the summer blockbuster “Savages.”  Over the past few years Blake has not only solidified her status in Hollywood as a great actress but has emerged as the girl with a killer fashion sense both on and off the red carpet. Her go to red carpet look is a feminine yet sexy dress, heels and a statement piece of jewelry. Lively walked the red carpet at the BAFTA awards in a light blue lace Marchesa gown. She can be seen wearing everything from a neon pink Michael Kors dress, to an Elie Saab royal blue pant suit, to a fabulous gown by designer Prabal Gurung. With her flowing blonde tresses, flawless makeup and impeccable style, Blake Lively will continue to stay in the spotlight and remain my personal fashion icon. 

 

 ABOUT BLAKE

Full Name: Blake Christina Lively

Birthdate: August 25, 1987

Hair Color: Blonde
Eye Color: Green
Height: 5’10″
Birthplace: Tarzana, California, USA
Currently Resides In: New York (to film Gossip Girl) but splits time between Los Angeles and NY
Parents: Ernie and Elaine Lively
Siblings: Lori, Robyn [sisters], Jason and Eric [brothers]

Favorite Movie: Waiting for Guffman

Favorite Food: Sprinkles cupcakes and Peterbrooke Chocolatier
Favorite Music: Chet Baker, Billy Holiday, Daughtry, Britney Spears
Pets: a poodle named Penny
Education: High school (Burbank High School) (College of choice is Stanford University)

Marital StatusMarried to Ryan Reynolds: September 14th, 2012-Present

  • Has stated that she is rather self conscious about being tall. (She’s a little over 5’10”.) So much so, that she actually dislikes wearing heels.
  • Lively was chosen by designer Karl Lagerfeld as the “face” of Chanel’s new “Mademoiselle” handbag line in January 2011
  • She was named the face of the ad campaign for Gucci’s new fragrance “Premiere” in September 2012
  • Trademark- Long blonde hair; Beauty mark underneath right eye
  • Lists her favorite designers as: Michael Kors, Versace, Carolina Herrera, etc.

(Source-IMBD.com,  http://blakelivelyweb.com/information/)

BLAKE

ON ACTING:  “With acting, I think half of it is just acting confident. We stand on these red carpets and pose in these dresses, but we’re all only so confident. It doesn’t mean we think we’re great looking or anything. It’s all a façade.”

ON FAMILY: ” I probably feel the most alive when I’m with my family and also when I’m cooking, and those normally coincide with each other. I love to cook for my family, that’s the best. I have all my nieces and nephews there, and you really use your hands and it’s such an experience for all the senses; for the touch, for the smell, for the sight, so you feel really alive.”

ON HER LIFESTYLE: I don’t drink. I don’t do drugs. I grew up with the mindset that after work you go to dinner and watch a movie. I don’t want to go to a club and not wear panties.

ON NOT HAVING A STYLIST: “When I’m going to an event, I’ll send Christian (Louboutin) a picture of my outfit and say, `What shoes do you think I should wear with this?'” (Elle.com)

ON RELATIONSHIPS: Yeah, I don’t comment on my relationships… My anonymity is something I treasure. Wanting to be an actor and wanting to be famous are different.   (Before becoming Mrs. Ryan Reynolds)

ON KIDS- “I hope to have a few girls one day. If not girls, they better be trannies. Because I have some amazing shoes and bags and stories that need to be appreciated.” (Elle.com)

ON THE FUTURE:” I want babies. Lots of babies. Of course!”

  ” I want to have a brunch place, a bakery, and a Southern restaurant – because my family’s from Georgia – and then I want a place that is all-over-the-world cuisine. I take a cooking class everywhere I travel. I find it’s the best way to get to know a culture. It’s what people bring to the family every day, what they break bread over – it’s a very intimate thing.”

-Source: IMBD

2013 Golden Globes- Who Made the Cut?

 

“The Passionate Fashionista’s” Fashion Critique of

 The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards

Award Season Has Begun!

I watched the Live from the Red Carpet special on E! and was carefully taking notes on trends of the red carpet and making a list of the Best Dressed and Worst Dressed celebrities of the evening; although it was hard to keep up with all of the beautiful gown

In this post, I am going to pretend I am one of the judges on E!’s “Fashion Police and reveal my “Best Dressed” and “Worst Dressed” picks, and ultimately pick  my favorite look of the evening and my least favorite.

There were some dresses that I wasn’t sure if I “liked” or” hated.” I am going to let you make the decision on those dresses.

Best Dressed List

 

 Ladies in Red

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Golden Globe Winner Jennifer Lawrence in Dior Haute Couture

“This is Dior Haute Couture,” she said on the red carpet. “I don’t really know what haute means, but I had to say it.”

-People Magazine Online

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Claire Danes (1 Month after giving birth) in Versace

golden-globes-zooey-deschanel-350Zooey Deschanel in Oscar de la Renta

 Nude/Pale Pink Gals

amy-adams-marchesa-golden-globes-h724Amy Adams in Marchesa (“Ballet Pink”)

hayden-panettiere-roberto-cavalli-golden-globes-h724“Nashvillle’s” Hayden Panettiere in Roberto Cavalli

kerry-washington-miu-miu-golden-globes-h724Scandal Star Kerry Washington in Miu Miu

011313-connie-britton-shimmered in a strapless column dress by KaufmanfrancoNashville Star Connie Britton in KaufmanFranco

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 Women in Black

eva-longoria-emilio-pucci-golden-globes-h724Eva Longoria in Emilio Pucci; BEST BLACK DRESS

julianne-moore-tom-ford-golden-globes-h724Golden Globe Winner Julianne Moore in Tom Ford

katharine-mcphee-theyskens-theory-golden-globes-h724Katherine Mcphee in Theysken’s Theory

NBC's "70th Annual Golden Globe Awards" - Press RoomSalma Hayek in Gucci Premiere Gown

nicole-kidman-alexander-mcqueen-golden-globes-h724Nicole Kidman in Alexander McQueen

011313-allison-williams-black J Mendel sequin seamed halter gown with a deep V necklineAllison Williams in J. Mendel

011313-rosie-huntington-whiteley-saint laurent gownRosie Huntington-Whiteley in Saint Laurent

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 Powder Blue

jessica chastain calvin kleinGolden Globe Winner Jessica Chastain in Calvin Klein

nicole-richie-naeem-khan-golden-globes-h724Nicole Richie in Naeem Khan

(One of my favorite dresses of the night)

Best Dressed List (cont.)

011313-julia-louis-dreyfus-corseted black and nude Vera Wang strapless gownJulia Louis-Dreyfuss in Vera Wang

anne-hathaway-chanel-golden-globes-h724Anne Hathaway in Chanel’s Spring 2009 Couture Collection

jessica-alba-oscar-delarenta-golden-globes-h724Jessica Alba in Oscar de la Renta

lucy-liu-carolina-herrera-golden-globes-h724Lucy Liu in Carolina Herrara

634.EmilyBlunt.mh.011313Emily Blunt in Michael Kors

My Pick for Best Dressed- Kate Hudson

kate-hudson-golden-globes-h724Presenter Kate Hudson in Alexander McQueen

My Worst Dressed List

Halle Berry Atelier Versace Gown, geometric print disasterHalle Berry in Atelier Versace- Her dress is a “Geometric-Celestial Print Disaster, Circa 1991”-Instyle.com

lena-dunham-golden-globes-h724Lena Durham in a plum Zac Posen gown

taylor-swift-golden-globes-donna-karan-h724Taylor Swift in Donna Karan- I am not a fan of the straps or train of the dress. Plum dresses were a “miss”

tina-fey-lwren-scott-golden-globes-h724Host Tina Fey in L’Wren Scott- Bad Hemline, Bad Print, and is she wearing mini white Lapels?

amanda-seyfried-givenchy-golden-globes-h724Amanda Seyfried in Givenchy-Props on the color but the lines of the gown especially in the bodice resemble a circle collar

My Worst Dressed Pick- Jodie Foster

011313-jodie-foster-giorgio armani 2013 Lifetime Achievement AwardLifetime Achievement Award Recipient Jodie Foster in Giorgio Armani

Jodie , although the color of this dress does bring out your eyes, you look like a shiny and shimmering blue disco ball and I don’t like what is going on with the straps of the dress. You are a terrific actress and congratulations on receiving the “Lifetime Achievement Award.” Stick to what you know best: acting.

My “Love It” or “Hate It”List

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“Hit?” or “Miss?”

marion-cotillard-dior-couture-golden-globes-h724Nominee Marion Cotillard in Dior Couture

“Hit?” or “Miss?

olivia-munn-giorgio-armani-golden-globes-h724Olivia Munn in Giorgio Armani- I kind of like this dress…

“Hit?” or “Miss”

011313-debra-messing-donna karan gown with hand ruched detailingDebra Messing in Donna Karan- Too Much?

011313-rachel-weisz-700 louis vuittonRachel Weisz in Louis Vuitton- Personally I like this dress and the Mod Theme of LV’s Spring 2013 Line

naomi-watts-zac-posen-golden-globes-h724Naomi Watts in a backless burgundy Zac Posen gown- Can’t make up my mind on this one.

“Hit?” or “Miss?”, You Decide

I want your to hear YOUR thoughts, so please comment on “My Hit or Miss List”, “Worst Dressed”, or “Best Dressed” looks and please add some of your own from last night. I can’t wait to hear what YOU have to say.

Can’t Wait for the SAG Awards

XOXO

The Passionate Fashionista

Carolina Herrera’s Resort 2013 Collection

Courtesy Of Moda Operandi
“When it comes to the chicest way to dress for any season, it’s a safe bet to always trust in advice from Mrs. Herrera.  The fashion industry vet has perfected the art of the fashionable life in every category from home decor and travel to accessories and wardrobe and this latest mantra that places emphasis on “making the process of getting dressed easier” is yet another one to add to the wise words vault.  With Carolina Herrera resort in our closets, getting dresses is a cinch!”
-Moda Operandi
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Gorgeous ensemble

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Yellow is a huge trend this season; I wonder which celebrity will be the first to don this stunning CH dress

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– Blush is the new color for the red carpet. I am sure we will see this dress worn during Awards Seasonm-4-666-16456-A4qoAFMsz5f0

Love the floral print of this dress

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My personal favorite dress from this collection; I love the colors and this dress can easily go from the office to a night out

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Back to basics: white and black ; white is a simple color, and black adds a little edge

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Second favorite dress in this collection

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Florals and beautiful prints are essential to C.H.’s Resort collection

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Loving CH’s incorporation of stripes into this collection

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Very “Taylor Swift”

-Matthew Schneier of Style.com reviewed this collection

Coming off an unusually dark Fall collection sent Carolina Herrera into a multicolored, frothy Resort. Resort dressing, she said in a salon-style presentation today, is about color, femininity, and fun. “You must find some element of fun in every piece,” she opined, “or the element of Resort is lost entirely.”

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