It was a bombshell affair at The Daily Front Row’s 5th Annual Fashion Los Angeles Awards on March 17. As for the dresses, red seemed to be the choice for the day or so it appeared. The red squad: Kate Hudson, Courtney Love, Alicia Silverstone, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Jasmine Sanders, Ava Dash, Natalie Halcro and I’ll stop to here. Everyone looked amazing. If I would have to pick a favorite, I would go for voluptuous Natalie Halcro red silhouette. On another note, my ultimate girl crush Candice Swanepoel made a rare appearance (she does that since the birth of her baby boy) rocking a silver long dress with a perfect front slit, deep cleavage and cut-out back.
iHeartRadio Awards, Los Angeles, California. It’s 14th March 2019 and the dress code is the casual red carpet look. Some artists completely ditched the glam, while the majority showed up looking ready for the party. As for who was there, read on to find out if your favorite celebrity set foot on iHeartRadio Awards’ red carpet.Embed from Getty Images
Australian singer and songwriter Jessica Anne Newham aka Betty Who posed sweetly next to American actress Katie Stevens. The two share a considerable amount in height difference, but this did not stop them from posing next to each other and then having a laugh. Pretty in pink, that’s the definition of Katie Stevens, who had the most adorable pink dress to match with her pink eyeshadow. Betty Who went for a black see-through bodysuit.Embed from Getty Images
Tiffany Young looked like a real pop star in her see trough high-knee boots and lacy cape. She sported blonde hair pinned back, a perfect cat eye and her Best Solo Breakout (Socially Voted Category) award. Good job Tiffany!Embed from Getty Images
Billie Eilish said no to glam and instead stuck to her own signature style. Despite all the black, big accessories and general moody vibe, color and optimism shine through with the help of none other than Sailor Moon.Embed from Getty Images
Now that’s a fun look Doralys Britto! I wanna wear it too! Feminine, modern and very summery.Embed from Getty Images
German rapper Cro did a really cool thing and showed up at the event, to my absolute delight. The look is relaxed with a white tee, black trousers, and white casual shoes matching just right to rapper’s famous panda mask.Embed from Getty Images
Bebe Rexha came dressed to win, and so she did. Her track “Meant To Be” featuring Florida Georgia Line received the Country Song of the Year award. It is a good song indeed. Bravo!Embed from Getty Images
Kacey Musgraves short dress is the way to go when you have such perfect toned legs. Every appearance she makes is a successful one with every detail thought to perfection.
Backstreet Boys, Alicia Keys who left home with the iHeartRadio Innovator Award, Halsey, Taylor Swift – who’s the Tour of the Year winner, Katy Perry, and so many more artists attended the event. As for the winners, congrats to everybody!
London Fashion Week has just begun and I’m already in awe for these three collections:
Jamie Wei Huang’s collection at LFW is an exploring adventure, kept in place by shades of grey, mixed with blue and red. These three colors are the main characters, with blue slightly dominating more in presence and variation. Looks are build from layers of unpretentious pieces which consists of oversized shirts on top of some dress or a long skirt. Extra long scarves and socks keep warm and make it look cozy for the viewer.Embed from Getty Images
British-Chinese-Vietnamese designer A Sai Ta showcased it’s very first ‘on its own’ collection at LFW under the name ASAI. The looks carry a bit of a Peter Pan vibe, however, taken one by one, we have a bunch of good looking pieces to wear on a day to day basis. Coats have just the right feel to ‘mix and match’ with more glammy pieces, and just as good to create a very casual look. I’ve seen a handsome pantsuit and I adore the look of the skirt with a middle split leading to patterned pants.Embed from Getty Images
Gayeon collection has pieces of Victorian inspiration, at least the upper part, which makes dresses look quite tasteful. Colors throughout the entire collection are kept humble and unnoticeable but don’t be tricked by that. Clothes have so much more to offer in terms of feel and look.Embed from Getty Images
Grammy Awards was the event everyone was looking for to check out and now that it finally happened (I’ve been waiting for it for sure), we can gather around for a virtual cup of tea or whatever you wish to have, and break down all that it happened, in Glaibera’s style, of course.
Fashion-wise there has been lots of metallics – even Michelle Obama appeared in a dark sparkling pantsuit, next to J. Lo., Alicia Keys, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Lady Gaga. All ladies seemed to have spoken beforehand since each of them had the spark in the outfit.
Speaking of Gaga, the actress and singer left home loaded with trophies, which was expected to happen, thanks to her collab with Bradley Cooper on the movie ” A Star is Born” where the track “Shallow” touched the right place for many. For her red carpet appearance, the artist looked amazing. No extravagant hairstyle, but a platinum blond with beachy waves look framed her face while rocking a smudgy cat eye look. The dress is silver metallic, with an elongated sort of bow on the side and with a leg view. By far, her look is one the best from Grammy Awards.Embed from Getty Images
The second favorite look is Dua Lipa’s black and white and safety pins dress in which she accepted her Best New Artist Award. And that was only one of the two awards she got in one night, second being for her Electricity track – Best Dance Recording, a win she shares with fellow artist Diplo.Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images
Amongst the guests, I’ve seen my favorite couple, Ashley Simpson and Evan Ross, both looking as dashing as always. BTS members were there too, invited to hand over the Best R&B Album Award. On the stage, before announcing the winner, RM thanked the Army and made the promise to be back. Then H.E.R. came and took her Grammy award. And that’s about it. Well not entirely. Gabriella Wilson, known as H.E.R., also won Best R&B Performance for “Best Part”.Embed from Getty Images
Moving on to performances on stage, I have to fangirl over the handsome latin trio – Ricky Martin, Camila Cabello, and J. Balvin. Dressed and white, yellow and red and rocking the stage. What a treat for their fans!Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images
Kacey Musgraves won album of the year trophy and Best Country Album with “Golden Hour”. A few hours ago had no idea this name even existed, till I had to write this article, and by curiosity clicked on one of her tracks. Instant crush, let me tell you!
American Roots Performance Award and Americana Album Award went to Brandy Carlile with “The Joke” and album “By The Way, I Forgive You“.
This week has just begun and there’s already so much in the works. Fashion Week is on top of the list and is by far the most looked-after event of February, and goes further into the beginning of March when it’s all over (for a while). The shows began in New York, which is the place to be this week, literally, with both Men and Women following one after another. Fall/Winter 2019 is the phrase to talk about, and it will be for a while.
Yesterday’s Shows: Todd Snyder, Joseph Abboud, and Palomo Spain, the latter being the epitome of colorfulness and vibrancy in Men’s fashion, so far.
Front Row faces: Zachary Quinto, Johannes Huebl, Drake Bell, Cody Simpson, Neil Patrick Harris and more.Embed from Getty Images
Next on our list is 69th edition of Sanremo Music Festival, officially starting today and ending on the 9th of February. Yesterday the Festival had a celebrity-infused red carpet event, with artists such as singer Arisa, Paola Turci, Enrico Nigiotti, rapper Ghemon, Einar and so many more. The contest is taking place at Teatro Ariston of Sanremo and is being broadcast by RAI.Embed from Getty Images
Last, Deutsche drama ‘Club Der Roten Baender – Wie Alles Begann’ had its premiere in Cologne at the beginning of this week. The movie is set for its official release on Valentine’s day, definitely not in tune with hearts with chocolate, but the cast is young and talented and besides, who’s not into German dramas! As a plot, ‘The club of red ribbons – How it all began’ (translated) tells the story of six youngsters, each living their own story, till events bring everyone under the same roof of Albertus Hospital. Expect a lot of current societal issues such as family drama, body-image issues and so on. The end promises to be a good one.
Cast: Tim Oliver Schultz, Damian Hardung, Luise Befort, Timur Bartels, Ivo Kortlang, Nick Julius Schuck.
Arranged to look like you’re having an out of the body experience right in the backyard of a glamorous Italian villa, Chanel took its pinks, the little flowers, the bride, and gorgeous mules down the runway for showcasing its Couture collection for Spring 2019. Each silhouette walked around a decent size pond or pool, depending on the type of imagination you have, and posed right at the middle, with a perfect arranged background to emphasize the amazingness of all the craftsmanship that went into this fine collection. The mules I was talking about are designed to have a strap behind, so ultimately, we are left with a very refined shoe. Very lady-like too. As for the pink and violet, I can’t even breath. The shades that were chosen are heavenly soft and pure looking. All the other details are added only to reinforce the general ‘gentle and playful’ vibe. All the other colors known to be Chanel-approved are having individual moments of triumph, ultimately balancing everything out. It all looks eye-catching and grand, that’s for sure.
Front row: Kristen Stewart, Pharrell Williams, Diane Rouxel, Marion Cotillard, Go-Eun Kim and more.Embed from Getty Images
Balmain show had a bunch of badass tracks to go with the flow of 90’s inspired looks from the Men’s collection for 19/20 Fall. Besides the ’90s theme, I’ve seen other influences mixed in, such as nautical elements and dorky, very laboratory looking glasses. The result of all these elements is a”bad boy and “bad” girl look, quite formidable, wearable and looking warm.
Lots of stripes, cool blazers, baggy leather looking pants worn with white sneakers or black shoes. Flat and newsboy caps are added to the majority of the look, worn on the side. It looks playful and almost naive. Carefree even. The jackets and blazers are quite experimental, some with uneven patterns or just plain casual. The “man in black” and the “Matrix” look is there, in the collection, tailored by Olivier Rousteing to be a great representation of the Balmain man and woman.
Front row: the one and only J. Balvin, Caro Daur, Ming Hao, Jin Han, Regina Anikiy, Luca Fersko, Mariano Di Vaoi, Miles Richie. Love all the names on this list.
Into a cozy arrangement with a library feel, Fendi show took its Mens collection down the runway, up close to the audience. One after another, male models showcased gorgeous looks of gentle beauty. Colors are soft with lots of brown and beige, black and grey. Pretty simple, yet every look is a unique space of perfectly mixed details, again, very gentle, but so well arranged. This gentleness in details and cuts reminds of a subtle feminity, but it’s not destroying the “masculine” look, instead, it only adds an extra touch of pleasantness. Suits are accompanied by long cardigans and long jackets with matching design, puffer greyish jackets, and tucked-in sweaters. The dominant fabric has a metallic look, again, gentle to the eye. My favorite look from the show: see-through combo, with metallic effect. Pants match the shirt. Don’t worry. There’s shorts involved.
Front row: Chiara Ferragni, Rob Raco, Mandy Sekiguchi. Rapper Jackson Wang closed the show with a live performance.Embed from Getty Images
Men’s Fashion Week is on the go, London being the first stop. Already at its second day of shows, and so much has happened. By looking at a couple of collections, I can see how things have calmed down, sort of, after a very experimental period. At least that’s how I felt about what happened in the past two to three years, strictly men’s fashion speaking. My favorite so far from LVWM Autumn/Winter 19-20 is Private Policy Presented by GQ China’s collection. I vibed with it. There’s a sort of freshness to it, like a forever young spirit. I have seen clothes that could satisfy various needs, ages (if you care) and styles. All of this under the same brand. And on top of that, there’s like a brotherhood transition from a fancy suit to an edgy-looking situation. It’s all connected, even though it may, in theory, look apart. One of my favorite looks is down below.Embed from Getty Images
Front row: AJ Pritchard, Addis Miller, Eyal Booker.
Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross are my favorite celebrity couple, who are not only cute, loving and charming but performing together as well. Ashlee an Evan, as they call the “duet” released not long ago a jazzy kind of vibe album. I succeeded in listening to a couple of the tracks, and “I Do” already won my heart. I’m not gonna say any more names, instead, I let everyone go and have a look. However, I am gonna say that these two lovely singers have been promoting their work for a while now. Latest appearance happened on the stage of “Mercedes in the Morning’s Not So Silent Night 2018” show on December 16. I would love going to one of their concerts. I get a warm fuzzy feeling from watching them on stage, standing next to each other. On top of that, the clothes they wear are awesome. For this appearance, Ashlee went for a royal green top, with grandiose sleeves with ruffles, leather-like tight pants, and see-through booties. Evan joined the vibe, by wearing a casual suit with brown boots.
Chanel fashion shows always are this great opportunity to take a moment for yourself and enjoy the finer things in life. This time around, the Paris New-York 2018/19 Métiers d’art show, presented at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York on 4th December, took on a mission to explore the old days of Egypt. Hierglophyps, lots of gold accents, representative cuts and shapes (clothes-wise), makeup and hair, and the setup, all created a passage to going back in time.
Back to the clothes, I haven’t seen that much bright gold in a Chanel show ever! Collars, wristbands, hems, high knee boots and stylish shoes, trousers, tights, and jewelry. These are all pieces in this collection, that may come sometimes in other colors, but more than often, gold was the approach. The tweed costume might seem at first looking out of place next to the brightness of the gold, but the more you look, the better it stands. By the way, the costumes and singular pieces LOOK amazing! There’s also more color than usual, which is always a pleasent sight in a Chanel show.Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images
Front row faces: Irene Kim, Mackenzie Foy, Diane Kruger, Margot Robbie, Gwei Lun-mei, Penelope Cruz and more.
The 21st British Independent Film Awards happened December 2nd, in London, and while I had to stop and admire all these actors and actresses which I mostly know from one or two or more of the many movies I used to watch back in days when the time was plenty, my sight got caught by the gorgeous Gemma Arterton. She’s truly a beauty, but at the same time, the woman knows what fits her. I don’t ever remember seeing her not having the right hairstyle or the right clothes. For this occasion, she wore a sort of backless dress in the most adorable baby pink color. The dress has no sleeves and has a teasing touch, thanks to a generous cut on the sides, below the armpit. It then falls into a perfect pleated long skirt. The stiffness of the material creates the proper vibe, mixing the pink and cutouts into a perfect choice, red carpet worthy and Gemma Arterton perfect look. Hair is natural, feminine and seductive. Love, love.Embed from Getty Images
We are less than a week before the ending of Paris Fashion Week, and there’s already so much to digest from what has happened on the runaways. To make things easier, I’ve chosen two random shows, which already happened (duh!) and analyzed everything under a microscope.Embed from Getty Images
Staring off with quite a controversial brand, Off-White. Loved the abundance of immaculate white silhouettes placed at the beginning of the show. Gentle, soft, here and there slightly transparent, teasing your eyes and your senses fabrics poured on the runway, leaving a trace of romanticism mixed with a whole lot of modern and minimalistic approach. Then the bright lime, soft baby blue, grey and yellow combinations, and snake lime prints erased all traces of all of that white, yet the vibe remained almost, kind of, the same. I love how the waist of the woman is accentuated, so are the legs with short skirts and knee pants. Several sportswear silhouettes changed the pace of the collection, coming one at a time, right after phases of heels and skirts.
Front Row: Cara Delavigne, Nathalia Vodianova, Alessandra Ambrosio, Neymar Jr. and more.
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Christopher Kane had a fabulous show, presented of course at London Fashion Week, where the crème de la crème of the British designers are currently showcasing collections for Spring/Summer.
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The designer does not disappoint, ever, in terms of attention to details. For this show, there’s an androgyne look, where you simply have to embrace the not knowing at whom you’re looking at. To reinforce the feel, there’s work in creating a soft, attractive look, yet elements are not always embodying the classic feminine. It’s rather playful and a little ‘out of the box’. What you never thought of, you see it here, in this collection, looking more satisfying than what you might think. Fabrics are soft. There is even a return to the classic sneaker, to which I felt I’m back to a very good place. But that’s just a ‘passing through’ the show. What’s really happening, are these red or white victorian inspired booties/shoes, carrying an emphasized shoe tongue, which gives the whole piece the perfect refined feel to work like magic next to all these architectural inspired clothes. Other booties are created to sit relaxed around the ankle and glammed up with a sparkling stripe. Another fantastic match is one between clean looking high sports shoes, with a revealing inside heel paired with clothes from the collection. I really feel Christopher managed to redefine the feminine into a genderless look, yet not losing the softness and the beauty of Venus.
Chanel Cruise 2018/19 show, presented by Karl Lagerfeld on May 3rd, 2018 had a wonderful nautical feel, partially given by the presence of an impressive life-size ship built just inside the Grand Palais, where everything took place. The rumor is that inside the ship was all the hair, makeup and all the other things needed to make a show of this magnitude appear by magic.
The clothes and looks for this collection matched amazingly with the whole set up. Few spots of slightly bright colors made the entry, “light” being the verb of the day. White tights accompanied every look or at least the vast majority of what went down the runway. The shoes were lovely, light, with a bit of heel for a more elegant look and sometimes adapted for a more casual look. I loved the last mentioned. It was a lovely mix of sport and etiquette, proper for what’s trendy these days, yet very Chanel like. Stripes went in all directions, sometimes harmoniously mixed or matchy-matchy. The beret hats did not miss one look, being always in proper accordance with what was on the body. Heavy and multiple bracelets, tweed sequins, large pants, few evening black and white dresses and evoking summer and sun patterns next to everything else mentioned before joined forces into making this collection a wonderful one.
Front row, as always, did not disappoint. Kristen Stewart took on the role of being the sophisticated full of sex appeal appearance, while Margot Robbie stole my heart with the simple yet effective black choker she wore to soften up the icy look of her sequin dress. Angela Yuen rocked the fringe while she sported black tights and white sandals. Last but not least, a face I love to see at Chanel, Anamaria Vartolomei. She’s looking all natural and wearing Chanel, because of course.Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images