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The beauty of Alexander McQueen…

Posted in Fashion with tags , , , , , , , on November 11, 2014 by Mj Rains






Oscar Fashion Picks!

Posted in Television with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 27, 2012 by Mj Rains

Okay, if you’re alive and breathing and in touch with your tv set you knew that the super bowl of car races, The Daytona 500, was postponed yesterday due to rain, rain and more rain (Gee, just when I thought Florida was perfect..?…) and, last I heard, the start is set for 7 p.m. tonight EST…

…and you also knew that the super bowl of movie award shows, The Academy Awards, aired last night (no rain delay). The show wasn’t bad, I watched most of it, but took my one hour break to get The Walking Dead in…now that says something, huh? From glamour to dead people…anyway, I mainly watch the Oscars to get a glimpse of the stunning gowns on the red carpet. This year was no exception to the beautiful and ultra rich set of Hollywood. I have to say, however, the most precious and hysterical moment was when Sacha Baron Cohen, dressed as his latest character, The Dictator, dumped a can of ashes (jokingly those of Kim Jong-Il) all over Ryan Seacrest’s gorgeous Burberry tux, right down to his shoes. Seacrest held his perfect metro-sexual self in complete composure, but one could see on his face the stunned look, the “if I wasn’t on TV right now I’d cream this guy, even if I broke a nail doing it” look on his preciously handsome face. Watch video here:

On to my fashion picks:

Jessica Chastain in this stunning Alexander McQueen black gown with gold beading and embroidered detailing. Stunning with her skin and red hair. This picture does not do it justice.

My second pick for best:

Cameron Diaz in Gucci Premier. Gown color + Hair color = Perfection.

My other favorite:

Penelope Cruz in this exquisite blue Giorgio Armani organza gown…flowed like water across the carpet…

My worst dressed nods:

Missi Pyle in what looks like something off the rack from Deb’s. The top doesn’t even fit. What was she thinking? Was there a mirror in her room?


Melissa Leo in a black and beige sparkly sac with a sash. Is she that old?

And my two for the Wit’s official “Eh” look:

Rooney Mara…okay, I’ve fallen out of fascination with her: she went from signature black to “eh” white, or ivory, or whatever. I say, Dead Girl Walking. (thought this was still the Walking Dead episode)

(Sherri Shepherd in who cares?)
Stop laughing people!

But I have to give Brian Grazer, one of the Oscar producers, the Best Hair nod:

And for the “I’m scared of your toothpick arms and legs and you need to gain 10 pounds” award, my pick is:

Angelina Jolie

Maybe she needs 20 pounds. The gown was stunning however. Basically, she always looks good, she can’t help it. I heard she only weighs 95 pounds. Brad must like sleeping with a bag of bones.

So that’s my Oscar (/non-Race) Sunday review. More here from the red carpet.

Thanks for reading.

They looked gorgeous…

Posted in Current events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 29, 2011 by Mj Rains

Kate’s gown (and her sister Pippa’s) was designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen. The tiara was her “something borrowed” from the Queen, which had been give to Elizabeth when she was 18.  What can I say? I watched, I enjoyed, and they all looked gorgeous….

A Fashion Loss…

Posted in Girl in the Black Dress with tags , , , , , on February 19, 2010 by Mj Rains

Lee Alexander McQueen
1969 – 2010


It is always sad when someone with sizable talent takes his own life, especially at the young age of 40.  Days before he died, Alexander McQueen’s Twitter updates were growing more and more grief-filled, the source of which  the death of his mother on February 2 which may have catapulted him further into the abyss since the he still mourned the loss of his close friend, Isabella Blow, whose suicide in 2007 affected him deeply.  “‘Suffering from cancer and depression, she died after drinking weedkiller and telling friends she was going out shopping.”

McQueen committed suicide the night before his mother’s funeral.  More here.

He  is known for his flamboyant styles and fashion shows, dressing Lady Gaga in some of her outrageous get-ups and also for designing the outfit Janet Jackson wore during her breast-baring “wardrobe malfunction” in the 2004 Super Bowl half-time show.  Above are some of my toned-down favorites.

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