Thursday, February 28, 2013
It's a (Academy Awards Fashion) Wrap!
Actress, TV Personality and Host of TV Guide Network Fashion Wrap Ali Landry in NIKOLAKI Fall 2013 and Nick Verreos
Photo Courtesy of Jesse Jacobs
This past Monday--the day after the Oscars--I was up early to go back to the "scene of the Red Carpet Crime"--the Hollywood & Highland Center, and site of Sunday's Academy Awards.
It is also where the TV Guide Network Studios are and where we film our post-award red carpet recap show--Fashion Wrap! Since this Academy Award Fashion Wrap is the "biggie", I made sure to drink extra coffee and have my "Fashion Homework" done (I studied ALL NIGHT LONG!), and I decided to "dress up" with my maroon velvet shawl-collared tuxedo jacket, black tuxedo pants and straight tie with a pearl pin.
The Fashion Team: (left to right) Tabatha Coffey, Nick Verreos, Host Ali Landry and Kyle Richards
Photo Courtesy of Jesse Jacobs
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
On Air! (left to right) Nick Verreos, Tabatha Coffey, and Marc Istook
Here we are on the day of the Oscars right as we were about to go LIVE to do our TV Guide Network "2013 Academy Awards Red Carpet Show Hosted by Chris Harrison" Show. I wore a Dolce & Gabbana black with tiny white polka-dotted silk satin tuxedo jacket I bought (Yes, BOUGHT Can you believe it!?), with my Zegna tuxedo shirt and Marc Jacobs Collection tuxedo pants. My NIKOLAKI design--and life--partner, David Paul styled me as he always does. Thank You David! For our filming position, we had a great location on the "balcony" position--or "Sky View" looking above the red carpet. We were right next to Kelly Osbourne and Ross Matthews of E! and various other Entertainment Shows--each of us had our own "box" on the balcony.
The Day Before (The Oscars):
Rehearsal Outfits: (left to right) Nick Verreos, Tabatha Coffey, Marc Istook--TV Guide Network 2013 Academy Awards Red Carpet Show
As you may know a little awards show occurred on Sunday--yes, the Academy Awards. I was honored to be part of the TV Guide Network 2013 Academy Awards Red Carpet Live Show Hosted by Chris Harrison once again this year as the Red Carpet Fashion Correspondent--along with "Hair Diva" Tabatha Coffey of Bravo's Tabatha Takes Over and Marc Istook, who was our Sky-view/Balcony "Main Man". We had a BLAST and I have to say, it was one of the most exciting Academy Awards Red Carpet show EVER!
Monday, February 25, 2013
More Couture Party Girls:
Anne Hathaway in Custom Saint Laurent: Congratulations to Anne Hathaway for winning the Best Supporting Actress Oscar. I admit, I was not a fan of her dusty rose Prada gown and I don't think this slate-gray blue gown from Saint Laurent is much better. It is very chic for sure and on Catherine Deneuve: I can totally see. But I expect more from Anne. I'd even give it a "good pass" on Natalie Portman--if she was pregnant. Those are my more-than-two cents.
Oscar Party Couture:
Jennifer Lawrence in Calvin Klein: Loved the sequined column she changed into for the Vanity Fair Oscar Party. It makes sense that she would go for a completely different silhouette if she wanted to do an outfit change. The gown fits her well and is right on-trend when it comes to being an all-over sequin gown.
Fan Bingbing in Oscar de la Renta Spring 2013: Fan Bingbing wore a fuchsia Marchesa gown to the Academy Awards and for the Vanity Fair Party (above) this Oscar de la Renta mitered striped silk satin strapless ball gown with a high waist/full gathered skirt silhouette. She is such the fashion-plate and well, looks like a DOLL in this. Only Fan Bingbing can pull off this kind of gown with all those stripes.
I'm sure that if you were looking at this dress up close and were able to touch and feel the beautiful craftsmanship it would be breathtaking, but on the Red Carpet it did not have much of an impact. It was sort of "blah" and washed her out. I feel that she continually wears these pale colors over and over again.
I would have loved to have seen this gown in a Deep Plum with the same gold embroidery detail. Now that would make a statement!
She, of course, gets credit for even attending the Oscars since she was on crutches and was most likely in pain; but she looked pale and sickly and it looked as if her stylist just propped her up and put any ol' dress on her. This definitely was NOT her dress.
Probably the worst part of the whole look was her hair. I wondering if someone actually got paid to do that hair? We'll have to ask my Partner in Crime, Tabatha Coffey what she thinks!
I say a Diva should ALWAYS look like a Diva on the Red Carpet! I would have liked to have seen the gown she decided NOT to wear.
Either way, she looked beautiful and she KILLED IT with her performance on stage!
Good Job Kerry!
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Pixie Queen: I have a good guess that my TV Guide Network Fashion Wrap DIVA--Miss Tabatha Coffey will say "Yeayyy!" to Charlize's hair. I would too! (PS: Look how long her neck looks: like on of my fashion sketches!)
Her hair, though, was good.
What did you guys think? Let me know and leave your comments here of course :)
Atelier Versace Spring/Summer 2013
Jennifer Garner in Gucci Premiere: I saw this dress from atop the "balcony" while doing my TV Guide Network 2013 Academy Awards Red Carpet Live Show. She looked fabulous from up there! I loved the maroon/violet color and especially the back detail of cascading silk organza. She not only looks like a Movie Star but the wife of a man who is about to win multiple Academy Awards. Very Regal.
What I am NOT a fan of is her beach-y hair. I think that's fine if she's wearing a Calvin Klein sheath but NOT in an Haute Couture gown. I am sure Tabatha Coffey, my TV Guide Network 2013 Academy Awards Fashion Wrap co-panelist, might disagree but well, you'll have to watch TOMORROW night at 8/7c on TV Guide Network...to find out!
Jennifer Lawrence in Christian Dior Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2013: When Jennifer walked onto the red carpet, it was like "OK, kids we have a WINNER!". This is the type of gown one wins a Best Actress Oscar in.
Strapless silk heavy damask with princess seams and a dropped silhouette that then flares into a voluminous ball gown. The back was architectural and great as well. It was designed by Belgian Creative Director/Designer for Dior Raf Simons and this is his second Haute Couture collection for the House. What do you guys think? One of the best of the night?
Stacy is always stunning and statuesque but this dress was one of her best Red Carpet looks yet. The beading had the feel of draped chain mail and the placement and curvature of the beading was genius!
I loved the retro hairstyle which was a BIG trend on the Red Carpet!
Sandra Bullock was the one to do it tonight in this gorgeous Black Lace Scalloped and Beaded fitted gown. They, of course, smartly added a lining to the Runway dress for Miss Sandra!!
Loved the dress but she did wear a Diamond Pin in her hair which might be a bit controversial...What did you think?