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How to Dress Like Lady Gaga in “Alejandro”

I never need to check for Lady Gaga videos because, as soon as her videos come out, the world is captivated and it is so hard not to sense the change. If you haven’t seen the latest Lady Gaga video, please watch it right above. It’s lengthy, as most of her videos are, but definitely worth watching.

Now that you’ve watched the video, tell me, is it just me or does her clothing in this video take a much more conservative air? Monastery robes and long pants just never seemed to strike me as very “Lady Gaga”. And when she does choose to reveal some skin, no more leather bras and lingerie with studs, it’s a plain skin-colored bra and panty with solid black garters (are those even garters?).

To add on to this conservativeness, something about the whole video reminded me of communist Russia. Maybe it was the snow, the uniformity, I don’t even know! The setting in general definitely did not seem contemporary and brought me back to the mid-20th century. As usual, I will touch on the outfits in this video that struck me the most and proceed to provide some outfits related with those.

Outfit 1: The Cardinal?

In the two images above we see Lady Gaga clad in very, how should I put it, clothes closely related with religious icons. She is dressed in the traditional red and white combo in the first picture with a cross-like symbol very conveniently placed (ahem). In the second picture, she wears a robe with the same cross-like symbol on her arm. Eyebrow-raising indeed! How does one pull off such religious symbols in a day-to-day outfit? I’m not sure either, but let’s give it a shot with a tube maxi dress (robe-like) with some Gothic accessories.

Outfit 2: Nude

How convenient! One of this year’s hottest trends is nude. Nude dresses, natural makeup, etc. If by nude you thought I meant clothes-less, you are helplessly wrong, my dear. I am referring to the skin-colored trend.

Interesting how colorless Lady Gaga is in this video (after that explosion of colors we saw in “Telephone”. But change is good, for the most part, right?) When wearing the nude trend, don’t go overboard. You  don’t want to get drowned out in colorless-ness. Notice how Lady Gaga wisely adds black garters to contrast the rest of her outfit.

Outfit 3:

Sorry I don’t have a picture from the video for this one, but if you look at around 5:38, there is a picture of Lady Gaga in a very vintage jumpsuit. Reminds me of the disco age. Once again, another nice move on Lady Gaga’s part wearing the “jumpsuit/romper” way in a style unique to her. Way to go, Gaga! When imitating this outfit of hers, notice the black and white contrast and those sexy heels.

Outfit 4: And last but not least…Military Style

From the beginning to the end, we are shown outfits reminiscent of the military. Helmets and full uniforms are abundant in this video. Military has been a major trend for Fall 2009 and Lady Gaga conveniently incorporates it here. It’s pretty easy takings ome military and sticking it into your own outfit, but can you do it the Gaga way?

Tell me now. Are you Gagafied?

Inspired by the Kentucky Derby

(A gallery of some more Kentucky Derby looks can be found here)

Whether it’s Churchill or Santa Anita, derbies have always been a crucial slice of American culture. Cute hats and lovely dresses. Oh…

But for some of us (me, included) derbies simply mean another afternoon nestled in front of my television waiting for the little snippets of celebrities and what they’re wearing while my eyes ooze with envy. Regardless, not being able to attend a derby does not mean that we are not able to bring bits of derby-style clothes in our own wardrobes. Here are my ideas.

Outfit 1-A Little bit of Derby, but Pretty All the Way: A subtle touch of pink, but pretty all the way. This outfit is cute for anything. To get this “little derby touch”, try putting a little pink anywhere into your outfit and top it off with a cute hat or a hat on a headband (like the one below). How much cuter does derby style get?

Outfit 2: Bold in Floral-Possibly one of the most popular trends that we’ve seen today is floral. And, yes, it’s true, you can go to campus wearing floral without looking completely ridiculously. After all, it is spring (and May, for that matter) and there is no better way to celebrate your enthusiasm for this season than with a beautiful floral skirt and a vintage flower hat.

Outfit 3: Sleek in Black-Yes, you can still pull off black at a derby. With style too. And, so, you can still bring Kentucky Derby style into your closet in black. With black, we’re going for less floral and cute, and more elegance and beauty. As we saw with Naomi’s sister Jen in 90210 (picture above), wearing black definitely enhances your figure and adds an elegant touch to a usually exuberant day. How so? Little elegant (but still girly) things such as lace paired with a black blouse, a vintage black hat, and any other variation of black that you would like completes your derby-inspired look.

And, as a finish, enjoy this classic ASCOT scene from My Fair Lady:


How to Dress Like Rihanna in “Rude Boy”

It’s amazing how much Rihanna has changed since the first time I heard her. She went from small, hip-hop singer to huge pop sensation in, what, 1 year? That’s a huge jump! She’s also become one of those people that you just run into on the radio, oh, about every 5 minutes or so? Her most popular single at this moment is a new song called “Rude Boy”. Check it out below:

When I first watched this video, it immediately left an impression. All the outfits, makeup, and hair in this video must have taken a great amount of time and stylists. What better way to celebrate a Sunday morning than to blog about Rihanna’s “Rude Boy” style? 😉

Animal Print:

A recurring trend in this video is animal print. Leopard print pants, snake-pattern scarf, and a zebra outfit? This girl is going to the zoo! And so are you if you try out these outfit inspirations:

Outfit 1-Getting Wild Mixing up peacock, zebra, leopard, and elephant has never been more fun.

Outfit 2-Night Prowler


Hardcore Rock:

Perhaps what fashionistas recognize as Rihanna’s domain is her hardcore rock style. She certainly doesn’t lose this style in her music video with that opening scene of caged pumps and metallics.

Outfit 1: Glitz ‘n’ Glam + Rock ‘n’ Roll


Bright Colors (In A Very Tribal Sort of Way): Rihanna is such a trend-inista in this video! Hard metal, animal print, tribal colors. Dang! That girl has definitely been looking at some runways. But, regardless, her incorporation of abstract patterns and brights were definite fashionista eye candy in this video.

A Touch of Tribal:

So…I guess it’s time to go out there and show you wild side isn’t it? Go for it!

How to Dress Like Ke$ha-Part I

With “Tik tok” resounding from Kiss FM nearly every other time I flip the radio on and my sister playing “Blah blah blah” on her laptop, we simply can’t deny that Ke$ha has definitely made a mark in the world. I know, it might be hard to write a fashion post about her, but I’ll give it a shot. Shall we, fashionistas?

Hair/Make-up:

Her look consists of a dark smoky eyes, tangerine/bronze lips, pale skin, and beachy hair. My favorite products for this look are the following:

Tik-tok: Wake up in the morning feeling like P.Diddy…oh my word. That song rings bells. Yes it does. But, regardless, let’s look at how Ke$ha decided to style her wardrobe in her music video for “Tik tok”

Outfit 1:I’m out the door, I’m gonna hit the city

Outfit 2: And the party don’t start till I walk in

How to Dress Like Naomi from “90210”

Where does one start with Naomi? From her exquisite sense of style, to her extraordinary body shape and her hair, to her bossy and confident attitude! She is, undoubtedly, my favorite character on 90210. Yes, I know she’s bitchy and totally uncharismatic something, but I love characters who are just bursting with confidence and style. And the same goes with people. It doesn’t matter how they dress or talk, so long as they have confidence in what they do. I love unique people who love themselves. So, in celebration of all the free time I am bestowed with during spring break, here is my Naomi post.

California Beach Beauty:

Whether it’s chilling on a yacht, or just strolling with friends, Naomi conveys the very image of a Californian beach beauty, not to mention when she’s actually on the beach. Yet, I know, for many unfortunate souls (myself included) we simply don’t have the luxury of California beaches at our fingertips. However, believe it or not, the California girl wardrobe can still make a kick in your own outfits. Here’s how.

Interpretation 1: Oh the weather outside is frightful, but your inner fire is so delightful

Interpretation 2: Peek-A-Sunshine!

Interpretation 3: Ready to Rock the Beach

Yet, we all know that our homie girl Naomi doesn’t just strut her stuff in Californian apparel. She also has her evening looks and sleeker outfits.

Naomi’s non-beach style is totally classy and sleek! Look at her vintage outfit in the first outfit, her classic red sweater, and her show-stealing prom dress (she and Liam are definitely an item now! for those of you who haven’t watched the latest episode). You can pull off this sleek style anywhere you go. Here are my two interperations.

Interpretation 1: Sleek to School

Interpretation 2: Sly as the Evening Sky


Hope this is inspiring!

Inspired by Lily Allen-Part I

Iam sure you have all laid your eyes/ears upon Lily Allen’s music at one point in your life and either turned away in disgust, giggled, or fell in love. I fell in love with Lily Allen’s voice the first time I heard her song “Alfie” and the music video make me laugh too. Anyways, I have heard that Lily Allen started her own fashion line once, but it clearly didn’t make much of a boom so that has disappeared from the fashion world. But, regardless, our deer-eyed, adorable British singer still serves as a source of inspiration for me fashion-wise.

Alfie:

This video really reminds me of Lady Gaga’s “Eh eh” music video, with the baby blue walls and colorful clothes Lily Allen wears. Her outfit is also quite vintage in this music video.

Elements of Lily Allen’s look:

  • Floral dress
  • Bright colors
  • Clean/shiny skin

Smile:


Lily Allen’s “Smile” is obviously about taking revenge on a guy…and she does it very cruelly too. But her style in this video is very girly and sweet, from her pink dress to her green sweater/white dress combination.

How do get Lily Allen’s look:

  • Messy ponytail
  • Long, dangly jewelry
  • Long dresses

My interpretation:

Here’s a messy-ponytail tutorial:

Here’s a tutorial on Lily Allen’s makeup in “Smile”:

Trends Spotted on the Oscars 2010 Red Carpet

Sunday night was Hollywood’s big night. Months of preparation just so this night could go perfectly. And it did for many people. But beyond the awards, the Red Carpet scene was an unforgettable picture this year (as it is any other year). Here are a few of the trends I saw on the Red Carpet.

Ruffles:

Above are Elizabeth Banks, Vera Farmiga, Diane Kruger, and Demi Moore.

From the huge statement-making ruffles that Vera Farmiga showcased, to the small girly ruffles on Diane Kruger and lax waves of fabric on Demi Moore, everyone loves ruffles! Not surprising considering how classic it is, yet what a romantic and daring touch it can be.

Purple

Above are Zoe Saldana (from Avatar) and Charlize Theron.

One of this year’s most popular colors have been purple. Winter 2009 was all about purple handbags and accessories. Well, ta-da! Here we have Zoe Saldana (a new actress who probably looks really familiar to us since she was the leading star of “Avatar”) and Charlize Theron. Zoe Saldana’s variation of the color purple caught my eye immediately. It’s perfect! Charlize Theron’s dress has been harshly critiqued by many fashion bloggers and critics, but I still love the huge of that dress (though the design may need some second thoughts).

Shining Stars in Gold/Yellow:

Above are Sarah Jessica Parker, Sandra Bullock, Miley Cyrus and Cameron Diaz.

Gold is such a classic color. The awards themselves are gold. And they are stars! Why can’t they wear gold? Gold is a color repeatedly seen on the Red Carpet nearly every year. Yet, each year, we are presented with a variation of it. Sarah Jessica Parker’s flowy yellow gown had the elegance, but lacked the shimmer that Cameron Diaz’s gown had.

Floral:

Above are Maggie Gyllenhaal and Rachel McAdams.

Floral prints are a huge trend this spring! Walk into any clothing store and you may be forced to shield your eyes by the incredible array of floral prints. (Not a personal favorite for me). But looking at Maggie Gyllenhaal and Rachel MacAdams made me have second thoughts. Maggie Gyllenhaal’s gown had the perfect color combination (definitely not clashing) that even brought an exotic beauty to her. Rachel MacAdams managed to incorporate tints of pink and purple with her predominantly grey-blue gown. But it still looked amazing!

Pastels:

Above are Anna Kendrick, Jennifer Lopez, and Queen Latifah.

Again, another huge trend for Spring 2010 are pastel colors! Anna Kendrick’s vintage-looking pastel pink dress is the love of my life. It is so gorgeous. Jennifer Lopez’s soft pink gown is also really elegant. And Queen Latifah pulls off another great shade of pastel pink. Pastel pink galore! Vintage or modern, it’s out there for you to wear.