Archive for March, 2011

KATY PERRY E.T. COCO ROCHA INSPIRED?

Posted in Music, Random with tags , , , , , , , on March 31, 2011 by Me & Marisa

Katy Perry‘s new album cover for her single – E.T. featuring Kayne West has been added to my music library today after viewing her absolutely beautiful music video for the same song.  While listening to it (yes quite possibly on repeat), I kept thinking to myself, “God that cover/hair/makeup really looks familiar!” but I couldn’t place it– well I think I finally have– it looks like a knock off of (in my opinion) one of Coco Rocha’s most well-known photographs.

Is it just me?

Hope your week is going well!
-Andrew J


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ELTON JOHN’S OSCAR PARTY

Posted in Charity, Fashion, Life, Movies, Music, Oscar Weekend with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 19, 2011 by Me & Marisa

So I guess it was three weekends ago now- yes, yes, I’m slow to post- I attended Elton John’s Oscar Party which is a HUGE fundraiser for his AIDS Charity. I was lucky enough to be invited to the event by a new business partner and went with none other than Steven Tyler and his amazing girlfriend Erin. It was a truly magical night (not to mention the entire weekend!) full of amazing people, and I know I will remember it for the rest of my life.

Also- I got some video of Florence + The Machine performing at the event (she came and did an entire SET) including some of her and Elton performing Tiny Dancer which really completed my life!  I’ll try to get them up on Youtube and post links as well!

I hope to make it back next year, and someday soon bump myself up to the actual Oscars and the Governor’s Ball!  Hope you are enjoying your weekend!!!

-Andrew J

Inside the cocktail and later after party portion of the event tent- check out the mirrored dance floor. It gave me vertigo every time  I stepped on, but it will hold a very dear place in my heart because of a little encounter I had with none other than Vanessa Hudgens there.  Sigh- she’s pretty stunning in person, not going to lie.

This is Sean Parker who is an amazing personal trainer and fitness model in the UK. Super nice guy. P.S. he’s 6’4″!
And then- also from the UK, my friend LUCY!!! Who I have to credit for all of these pictures :). Isn’t she gorgeous? Not to mention she was rocking the heck out of that dress.

At our table inside the dinner and watch party portion of the event.

I love Erin, she is such a fascinating lady and so beautiful! On a side note- SHE is rocking HER Gucci dress like no other.  (Also, never realized till it was pointed out to me… but we look like we are related ha)

And to my left, Mr. Gale Harold from Queer as Folk. Also a very nice guy!

Finally- had to get my picture with Mr. Chase Crawford!  Such a fun night!!!

FALL 2011 READY TO WEAR FASHION REVIEW | MY FAVORITES

Posted in Fashion, Fashion Week, Trends with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 6, 2011 by Me & Marisa

First off, I just got home last night from a whirlwind nine days in LA that encompassed more experiences and meeting more people than I could have ever dreamed of. I attended Elton John’s Oscar party (pre, during, and after-parties) so I’ll put pics up from that as soon as I get them from my friend who took them (who is currently back in the UK and being hard to get a hold of haha).

In the meantime though- Let’s roll right into the Fall Fashion Shows that have been going on while I was off in La-La-Land.

Right off the bat- I looked at several designers and I saw some very… well… plain looks. Lots of very futuristic hoods and TONS of black and white. I know it’s Fall, and when done the right way I don’t get mad. But this is 2011 and not 2046- I’m not ready to start seeing the “pod-suit” look just yet (yes, even if they are jazzed up in primary colors like plain red, yellow and blue).

On the flip end of the spectrum, I also saw quite a few looks that seemed to evoke a slightly prairie girl/Amish feel. Also not a fan, but at least they are trying different things.  If I had to pick, I’d pick the Prairie girl over the pod-people any day. For example, Rodarte did the best job translating the trend I saw;

So here are some of my favorites (part 1 that is… there were just too many)

TRENDS CHEAT SHEET:
Sheer
’70s Influences
Metallic
Purple
Prairie Girl
FUR!
Futuristic

Carolina Herrera

Never one to disappoint- Carolina certainly put out a strong collection this season and was one of my hands-down favorites.

Brioni

Another one of my favorites this season- I love that (sorry PETA) fur is coming back in all the right ways. Also, I’m really digging the pops of ultraviolet purple that are coming through in several of the collections.

Hervé Léger by Max Azria

This was the first time I really have taken a look at Hervé Léger and I have to say, owned by Max Azria or no- I loved it! Some really innovative designs that were pulled together flawlessly.

This last one is WOW!  In my opinion, this is “futuristic trend” done properly.

Balmain

Words cannot even begin to describe how great I found this collection; fur, metallics, amazing party dresses. Yes, yes, yes!

Rodarte

These two are evolving beautifully in their fashion careers, and it’s been really fun to watch them grow and develop. Their prints this collection were like wearable art- especially on their gowns. Great work definitely.

Rick Owens (Bear with me on this one)

Okay so, prepare to broaden your fashion horizons just a bit and embrace Rick Owens. EXTREME futurism, but if you are able to look at the individual pieces versus the overall look, there is genius here without a doubt.

Yes I know, this is the same pod-person look I said I hated…
This is like a crazy angel went to a Halloween party, and I’m digging it so much! It’s insane haha.

Barbara Bui

Another first timer for me and wow- I will definitely be adding the lovely Ms. Bui to my watch list from now on.

Almost the same outfit as the Balmain, just goes to show you how much I like it 😉

Random Additional

There is where the miscellaneous leftover “likes” go. We have Barbara Tfank as the first two looks, followed by Dries Van Noten (not crazy about the whole collection, but I liked the emerald and black paired with this skirt.), then Alexander Wang with the perfect example of the sheer trend. And finally a lovely look by Balenciaga!

Not sure why, but I’m really liking this- it ALMOST looks like she could be preggo… but it works for some reason.

Tell me that isn’t an awesome jacket and I will call you a liar.

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