Saturday, April 30, 2011

Vivid Discussion: Upstaging the Bride

After all of the whop-la over the royal wedding, we can breathe again. Bride, Kate Middleton wore a Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen dress for her nuptials. While she looked beautiful and the dress fit impeccably, I think we can all agree that we were underwhelmed (especially with a dress by the late, great Alexander McQueen). I was hoping for a few more bells and whistles, at least a pop of color.

I understand the conservativeness of the Royals, but this is a new day and age. A more detailed dress, a colorful bouquet or even a bright shoe goes a long way. The guests had no problem pulling out all stops for the special occasion. However, would such attention-getting outfits be considered 'out-doing the bride' on her day?

All of the wonderful colors, the intricate hats and all around fashion they were giving was great. But Victoria Beckham stole the show, sleighing them all--pregnant and in six inch heels.


How's that for upstaging the bride?

Vivid Look of the Day: Rihanna

The ultimate rebel, Rihanna wore this Mandalay ivory polka dot chiffon dress to her Reb’l Fleur fragrance launch at Macy’s Herald Square. I must say I'm loving this look from head to toe. The polka dots, the lace detail at the bust, and the gather on the side, cute! She made sure not to take away from the dress by wearing a nude shoe. Loves it!

What do you think of Rih Rih's look?

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Celebrity Oops! of the Day: Beyonce

Hit or miss champion Beyonce was spotted at the airport in Paris as she prepared to return to the states wearing this:

The singer was decked out in a $475 Balmain tee and $3,595 Balmain multi-zip  military herem pants that look more like Friday night PJ's. As LuAnn de Lesseps will tell you, money can't buy you class-- and in this case style.

Beyonce could have easily saved this look with a pair of dark washed jeans, but that would have been too much like right. Better luck next time, Bey!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Spotted: Beyonce in Gucci

The Queen Bey was spotted at the Ritz Hotel in Paris wearing this red and black halter rosette dress with a sheer bottom from Gucci's Fall 2011 runway  for a photo shoot for Harper's Bazaar.

Gucci Fall 2011 runway

The dress is perfect for a photo shoot. I can't wait to see the final results!

Nicki Minaj does Allure

Rapper and make-up guru Nicki Minaj is Allure magazine's "Allure Face" for May 2011. When asked how many wigs she has she said:

"A hundred? Right before I walk out the door, I grab one. Today, I wore a beige jacket and brown boots and I wanted to keep the whole earth-tone color scheme, so I did blonde. But it all depends on my mood. I just like to feel euphoric and free—so I'm going for more of the pink and the crazy, weird stuff now"

 On getting her nails done:
"You know what's so messed up? I used to love getting my nails done; it was a time of relaxation. Now, I want to choke myself because I can't pause my life. In L.A. the nail technicians take 18 hours for a freakin' fill-in [for acrylics]. My phone goes off a billion times."

Peep the Q&A and photos below:

That's our Nicki...

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Who Wore It Better? Angela Simmons Vs. Lauren London

Lauren London wore this basket-weave Herve Leger Vintage Couture dress to the premiere of Madea's Big Happy Family. The actress paired the dress with suede YSL pumps. Angela Simmons wore a strapped version of the dress with a peek-a-boo bra last summer at the premiere of Lottery Ticket. She paired the dress with black patent pumps.

Who wore the dress better?

Vivid Cover Girl: Lauren London

'Round the way girl, Lauren London did a photo shoot and interview with Rolling Out online. The actress plays "Renee", girlfriend to "Byron" (Bow Wow) in Tyler Perry's upcoming film, Madea's Big Happy Family.
 In the article, London discusses her beauty secrets, her public pregnancy and career.
 Here's what she said about her perceived mysterious persona:

“I know that I don’t really give a lot, so people don’t really know how to perceive me,” she acknowledged. “There’s not enough out there to really know who I am. I’ve heard that people think I’m [a] goody two-shoes, the girl around the way, which is fine because those are pieces of me that are true, but I’m human and [she cranked her attitude up a few notches] I’m not going to pretend to be anything else other than that.”

And that's why we love her! Check out her photos:

Read more at Rolling Out.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Vivid Look of the Day: Beyonce

 Hollywood's hottest couple, Beyonce and Jay-Z were spotted headed to lunch at L'Avenue restaurant in Paris, France. Bey is looking spring ready in her black dress with gold detail and Alexander McQueen cork t-strap sandals. And her outfit wouldn't be complete without the paparazzi blocking shades.

What do you think of her look?

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Designer Spotlight: Melody Ehsani

 Innovative accessory designer Melody Ehsani is at it again with her Spring 2011 line. The two-part collection is as eye-popping as her previous creations. Part 1 features handmade limited edition pieces made with raw materials and precious metals. Part 2 is a more playful collection featuring plastics.

See more of the collection here.

Kanye West Blasted for Wearing a Blouse

Rapper Kanye West performed at the 2011 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, California  wearing this printed silk Celine top straight off the runway--the women's runway. West became the butt of jokes when editor Derek Blasberg tweeted “Sorry ladies, but the best dressed girl at #Coachella is hands down @KanyeWest. Homegirl rocked spring Celine on stage. Twerk it out, Ye!”

Celine Spring 2011
 Kanye is arguably one of the most fashionable men in the music business, so why is anyone surprised that he wore a woman's blouse? Not to mention the top doesn't look feminine at all. Puffy and the Notorious B.I.G. wore similar Versace shirts in the "Hypnotize Me" video and Jay-Z bragged about wearing them in his earlier raps.

Vintage Versace Shirt  
 Should Kanye not have worn the shirt because it was intended for women? Discuss.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Vivid Trend: Purple Reign

Badgley Mischka Fall 2011
The color purple was seen all over the runways this past fashion week and you can look forward to seeing the trend this spring/summer. Celebs have been rocking several shades of purple to events lately. The rich color is associated with royalty, and these ladies are looking nothing short of it. Check it out:

I love the color of Christina Milian's dress, Jordin's jewel-toned purple paired with the leopard pump, and the playfulness of J-Hud's dress. Chic!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Vivid Cover Girl: Lady GaGa

 Pop sensation, Lady GaGa is on the cover of the May issue of Harper's Bazaar. In the issue she discusses her new look (alien-like points protruding from her temples, cheeks and shoulders), her new album, and how she thinks the late Alexander McQueen is living through her. She said:
"I think he planned the whole thing: Right after he died, I wrote 'Born This Way.' I think he's up in heaven with fashion strings in his hands, marionetting away, planning this whole thing." Supporting Gaga's claim was the decision by the label--not Gaga herself--to move up the release date for "Born This Way," ultimately to the exact day of the one-year anniversary of McQueen's death. "When I heard that, I knew he planned the whole damn thing. I didn't even write the fucking song. He did!"

Oh Gaga. Read more here.