Thursday, January 31, 2008

Glam Boys: Josh Holloway of LOST

I'm so excited about the LOST season premiere tonight — I'm a total addict. But let's face it, even if the writing got bad, I'd always tune in just in the hopes of seeing Josh Holloway, aka Sawyer, shirtless. Mee-OWWW! This man just mixes up my molecules. I call DIBS!!

Photos culled from various fansites.

Today's Glam Girl Coffee Break

Yummy yummy! Would be great to win this. I esp. like the ring!

Marc by Marc Jacobs Watches - No Big Whoop

When I heard that Shopbop was carrying the new Marc by Marc Jacobs watches, I was excited. I must say that waned, upon perusing the collection. Lots of "been there, done that, seen it, had it, sold it on eBay."

From the left:
1. I like the black cuff watch, but Fossil 4 years ago, anyone?
2. Standard Anne Klein and DKNY type of watch.
3. The only interesting one in the bunch, I like this white cuff watch — it's got a mod vibe. This actually looks like what you'd expect from MJ.
4. Gold Blah. Every Tom, Dick and Harry collection has one of these.
5. Again, I'm feeling Fossil and Nine West a few years ago.

1 out of 5 is actually design forward. I'm perplexed.

MJ, step it up a notch, will ya?


Review of Bali Concealers Bra: Bye Bye Nipplage!

Bali Concealers Underwire Bra

As you know, I'm always on the lookout for bras that cover, umm... "headlights", you may say. The nice folks at Bali sent me their new Bali Concealers bra to try and I love it. On the outside, it looks like a T-shirt bra — no frills, great for under thin fabrics and light sweaters. Inside the cup is a little petal, like a built-in DIMRS.

I wasn't satisfied with just a normal trial — this baby needed to be tested under the harshest, and most nipplage-inducing conditions. My friend Mark works as a chef, and I asked if I could visit the walk-in freezer to really give it a test-drive. With a roll of his lovely eyes, he obliged. Glam Girls, this bra works!

Right now it comes in white, suntan, bronzed, and black, with or without underwires. I hope that they come out with a full-out sexy version of it soon, but for right now as an everyday bra, it's a great find. You can get it online by clicking the pic above, and wherever Bali bras are sold, like Macy's, Kohl's, &c.

Photo: Bali Intimates

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Spring 2008 Trends: Black, White, and Beautiful

Black and white designs graced both the Spring ready-to-wear and couture collections. Certainly always a way to look polished, the spring designs include stripes, B & W florals and swirled patterns, as well as polka dot.

Here are my top picks from the items currently in the stores:

Tracy Reese Tulip Stripe Dressicon
$310 Nordstrom

BCBGirls 'Mori' Mary Jane Pump
$109.95 Nordstrom

Rachel Pally Print Off the Shoulder Top
$136 Shopbop

Bailey 44 'Writer's Block' Skirt
$218 Nordstrom

Kate Spade 'Tibby' Sunglasses
$168 Nordstrom

Flower Bouquet Top
$17.99 Charlotte Russe

Volatile 'Alexis' Floral Shoe
$42.50 The Buckle

Jessica Heart Bag
$24.50 dELiA*s

Runway pics from; Item images from their respective sellers.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Glamorate It: SAG Awards Red Carpet Review

Alright, it's time! I have to say I was delighted with the dresses, most of them. Only one or two outright misses, the rest of them were varying levels of great. I know! How often do you hear me say that?! Not judging hair this time, because there was a steady drizzle, which can't be held against any Glam Girl. I kept the pics small for space, so clickety to biggety:

Jane Krakowski
♦ Worst in Show ♦

I hated this when I saw it in the Malandrino collection (otherwise mostly lovely) in September, and it certainly has not improved with time. Color, shape(lessness), material, and that horrid dimestore pompom decoration cause me aesthetic violence. Ugh!

Ellen Pompeo

What an amazing silver crushed silk velvet gown! Pictures don't do it justice — you had to see it move like liquid!

Kate Beckinsale

Kate Beckinsale looked like a Southern belle in this canary yellow Luisa Beccaria gown. I was a bit distracted by her over-botoxed, unmoving face, but she still looked great.

Kyra Sedgwick

Kyra Sedgwick has certainly stepped up her game in the past few years. This electric blue L'Wren Scott creation gives her an amazing hourglass shape and is a great color on her. I wasn't crazy about the lace train (which you can't really see in this pic), but ah well.

Rebecca Gayheart

Red is a great color for Rebecca Gayheart, and I love the top part of this Marchesa gown. But. I don't like the ruffles flaring out from the waist. Also, red is A) so last season and B) drowned in the red of the carpet.

Glenn Close

Go Glenn Close! She looked amazing in this pale Venice blue Armani gown. Her hair (even rain included!) was great for her face. Talk about pulling off glamour at any age!

Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett looked fabulous in this strapless embroidered silk Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière gown. Proving that pregnant can be stunning (take a note, Angelina)

Christina Applegate

Christina Applegate à la Carole Lombard, channeling Old Hollywood in a bejeweled silk Elie Saab gown. Props for the makeup!

Teri Hatcher

Teri Hatcher looked queenly in this Badgley Mischka gown, which was a muted watercolor floral silk. Well done.

Sandra Oh

Sandra Oh's dress was done by a seamstress-turned-designer in L.A.'s Korea Town. Vaguely reminiscent of the 1983 Yves Saint Laurent gown, but I must say this particular boob bow dress didn't do much for me.

Jenna Fischer

Jenna Fischer's midnight blue silk satin Collette Dinnigan gown didn't necessarily pop on the red carpet, but did you see it on stage under the lights? Beautiful on her, and a great improvement over her Emmy Awards dress.

Rebecca Romijn

Does a woman get much more gorgeous? Romijn is a knockout in anything, and in a particularly Cat on a Hot Tin Roof kind of way in this stunner from Roberto Cavalli.

Vanessa Williams

This banana yellow Escada gown just somehow didn't work. Cut too low for Vanessa in the front, I think. Not a bad show by any means, but she's looked better.

America Ferrara

America Ferrara's makeup and hair were perfect, and she again chose a Monique Lhuillier dress to wear. She was beautiful, but I felt the color was too wan for her both her skintone and her sparkling personality. Gray lace just should be left to matrons, not worn by Hollywood PYTs (Pretty-Young-Things).

Becky Newton

Becky Newton's layered Elsie Katz gown is very 1930's, but it was a bit drab for the red carpet. Perhaps showier accessories could have brought the volume up a bit. Still a very tasteful choice and a good show.

Debra Messing
♥ Best in Show ♥

Pure brilliance by Oscar de la Renta! Remember how I said in September that I thought Nicole Kidman and Cate Blanchett would be fighting over who got to wear this. Both ladies are pregnant, so kudos to Debra Messing for snapping it up. She looked every bit the glamorous goddess in this. Now that's what a star looks like!

Ok, those were my two cents. Due to the number of ladies in this Glamorate, a poll would be tough, so sound out your best and worst picks in the comments. I'd love to hear what you thought ♥♥♥

Photos: WireImage