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“No Matter Where You’re from Your Dreams are Valid”

Lupita Nyongo’s acceptance speech for her portrayal of Patsy from Twelve Years a Slave was beyond beautiful and brought me to tears.  Lets be honest, there was no actress this year that could touch Lupita’s performance.  Her first movie ever and girl came out with a vengence.  She brought tears to my eyes because it’s so rare to see such genuine and eagerness in people these days, especially in Hollywood.  I  love the fact this beautiful woman  won and how beautiful and graceful her words were that have pierced the world.  She made a statement anyone can hold true.  That our dreams are valid.

Thank You Lupita for your grace, beautiful, and presence.  

You are truly a Queen.



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These Dresses Should Be Blacklisted from the Golden Globes

This list wasn’t too hard to make. Furthermore, the first three ladies show know better and that’s 85% of the reason why they made it on to this list! LOL.


01: Heidi Klumworst dress 2014 Golden Globes Heidi Klum


You guys know I live and DIE for Heidi Klum and her red carpet style. Baby girls SLAYS them EVERY TIME, but it seems as though lately the only thing she slayings is my eyesight. To take it one step further the reason why she made it to the number one spot is that fact that Marchesa gave her such a hideous dress to rock at the Golden Globes. I mean it’s Marchesa. I didn’t think this haus made a bad dress. I guess I was proven wrong. The make up, hair, choker, and dress have one thing in common. They are all a mess. Does Heidi no longer have a stylist?


02: Zoe Saldana

Zoe Saldana worst dress 2014 Golden Globes

This is an example of an unfortunate dress on an beautiful woman. Sorry, sometimes even the fairest of them all can’t turn rags into riches. The dress is Prabal Gurung.


03: Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore 2014 Golden Globes

Seriously? Does she think she’s immune to ridicule because she’s wearing this Madea inspired dress? No ma’am you are not. The dress is made by Monique Lhuillier .


04: Caitlin Fitzgerald

Caitlin Fitzgerald Golden Globes 2014


Why would anyone wear this frumpy 50’s inspired sky blue dress? It’s not even a cute 50’s dress either… and furthermore it’s clearly too big for her. The dress is made by Emilia Wickstead. However, I must say I do love those shoes.


05: Rashida Jones

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Ummmm… What just happened here?! Why did she wear this? Like seriously why? Are the Golden Globes on a retirement beach? I get she’s supposed to be the smart funny hipster girl… but I guess I’m dumb because I don’t get the irony of this dress. Is it because it’s winter? Dress by Fausto Puglisi .


06: Julie Bowen

Julie Bowen Golden Globes 2014

Ihaveno idea who Julie or why she is wearing this velvet Carolina Herrera. Seriously… why was velvet ever a thing in the first place? Who was the person that said, “I’m going to rock velvet and it’s going to be the next hot thing.” I like to meet this person so I can formally slap them for a dual. I feel like Julie is about to cast a spell.


07: Sofia Vergara

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Why? I honestly don’t care who argues with me, but no one will ever be able to validate that this dress is hot. I guess Sofia wanted to do couture, but she should have take a note from Paula’s playbook. Dress by Zac Posen.


08: Tina Fey

Tina Fey 2014 Golden Globes

Tina did this on purpose. She knew this dress was going to be ugly so she wore it so she could go through the hate the critics were going to give her any way. She looks like a geisha gone wrong. I have no idea what’s going on with Carolina Herrera , but her dresses have not been on point for awhile.


09: Zooey Deschanel

2014 Golden Globes Zooey Deschanel

Zooey is like a hipster’s dream girl. She really has that quirky yet smart thing down. I kinda think she makes her eyes rounder on purpose. I’m not a hater because girl is using all this to move herself up in the world so I say do you boo… but not in this Oscar de la Renta. She just looks frumpy… and yes, skinny girls can look frumpy.


10: 2014 Golden GLobes Bérénice Bejo


This Giambattista Valli dress does not work because it doesn’t fit her height. They needed to alert it because eit’s much to long for her.


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The Golden Girls

I have to say that this top 10 list was not easy.   There were plenty of ladies that brought their A game to the Golden Globes.  Here goes!

01: Jenna Dewan-Tatum

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I hate this bitch.   She sickens me.  She was genetically blessed and she’s married to my man, Channing Tatum.  *ugh* However, I have to give props were they are due.  Baby girl BROUGHT IT to the Golden Globes.  This was a MMA fight and she came for blood.  This is a great representation of a simple color scheme, fitting your frame correctly, and showing off your womanly figure.  She also knows how to pose so it allows the photographers to get a good pose of her.  She’s not shy or awkward so it just makes for an all around good photo.  I love the design of this Roberto Cavalli dress.  Just magnificent.


02: Kate Beckinsale

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Geez!  This woman knows how to DRESS for award shows.  Girl you better WERK!  *In my RuPaul voice*  She is another great example of how to wear a dress to an award ceremony.  Good walking length, interesting and shiny design, great hair, wonderful make up, and she knows how to pose.  It also helps that her skin looks flawless.  This is a Zuhair Murad dress.


03: Maria Menounos

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She looks like the future of fashion.  While I love monochrome she, like Kate and Jenna, wore an interesting dress that is both sexy but subtle. I love the beautiful design, color, clutch, and the fact her hair is in a ponytail to show off this Max Azria Atelier dress.


04: Paula Patton

Golden Globes, Paula Patton

I love when people take risk and that’s why I dig Paula Patton.  She’s really not scare to experiment and not follow the molds and it has paid off for her in this Stéphane Rolland gown.  I love the fact she went straight couture.  She brought glamour back to Hollywood.  How much do you love her David Yurman earrings?!  Can you say GORGY?!


05: Sosie Bacon

Golden Globes, Sosie Bacon

I have no idea who this girl is, but her name is making me hungry.  Sosie is just WORKING this Rhea Costa dress.  I have no idea who she is or why she is famous, but if she keeps working the award shows like this then everyone will soon learn her name.


06: Kaley Cuoco

Golden Globes, Kaley Cuoco

I have no idea who this woman is but this dress jaw dropping.  Typically I would hiss at something like this, but I have to admit it just… works… Dress by Rani Zakhem


07:  Margot Robbie

Golden Globes, Margot Robbie

This Gucci dress made it in the top 10 because of the sexy simplicity to it.  I like how Gucci laced oversized jewels around the sleeves , waist, and side of dress.  She looks like a warrior queen in this number.  Her MUA did a great job matching the tone of her dress to her eyes.


08:  Lena Dunham

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Have you seen the show Girls on HBO?  It’s the one where I binged watched for two days and was tweeting about it every night before bed.  This show is the epitome of #FirstWorldPRoblems  Trust me when I say that even for #FirstWorldProblems these girls act really… self entitled… which a lot of the BS circumstance that happens on this show is self inflicted.  Lena Dunham’s character on the show is Hannah.  Hannah is a narcissistic hypochondriac that has more sex than anyone I know.  She character is frumpy and dresses HORRIBLE yet this girl is pulling men from every corner.  It’s like… how do you have all these guys catering to you, you look like… THAT… and then you still complain about life?! I want to tell her character to GROW THE FUCK UP… Let me have YOUR problems.

Okay… I went on a little tangent.  I just really dislike this show… but I will continue to watch it because I want to hate watch it with Shanna.

Nonetheless, Lena typically looks a hot mess at award shows.  She looks frumpy, uncomfortable, and awkward… which is weird because she takes her top off and shows her bare breast pretty much every episode of Girls.  I have to thank God that she found her inner hot girl and posed with complete confidence in this beautiful yellow Zac Posen dress.


09: Reese Witherspoon

Golden Globes, Reese Witherspoon

Can Reese do no wrong?  Reese Whiterspoon is the queen of monochromatic dresses.  Case in point in this dark teal Calvin Klein Dress.

10: Cate Blanchett

Golden Globes, Cate Blanchet

I feel like I shouldn’t like this dress, but I can’t help it.  It’s like Mortia Adams passed this Armani Privé  over to Cate and was like… please take it because I no longer fit in it.

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Alessandra Ambrosio

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SLAYED in this Zuhair Murad couture number!


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Best Dress Oscars 2013

01: Naomi Watts in Giorgio Armani

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02: Jessica Chastain in Armani Privé

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03: Michelle Obama in Naeem Khan


04: Stacy Keibler in Naeem Khan

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05: Halle Berry in Versace

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06: Amanda Seyfried in Alexander McQueen

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07: Catherine Zeta Jones in Zuhair Murad

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08: Charlize Theron in Chrstian Dior Couture

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09: Jamie Foxx Date (Sorry I have no idea who she is)

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10: Samantha Barks in Valentino

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Noteable Mention: Zoe Salanda…  I wasn’t feeling the belt of the shoes…

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01: Nina Dobrev

Sag Awards 2013 Best Dressed

Color is in for the winter! Nina proves this while rocking an Eli Saab gown. She just a stunner. This dress was able to succumb to being sexy, subtle, and appropriate for this event. Apparently a dress being a triple threat at an awards ceremony is super hard to find. The other thing Nina had on her side was a great hairstyle. I couldn’t tell you how many celebrities I saw who are wearing the WORST hair for their dresses. The dangling earrings provide a great support to both her hair and her dress.


02: Jessica Chastain

Sag Awards 2013 Best Dressed

While I’m not a fan of wearing a red dress on the red carpet Ms. Chastain did an awesome job letting me let go of that rule… even if it was just for one look. She proves that less is more. She is wearing a dynamic Alexander McQueen gown. The only thing I don’t like is her necklace. I know its Harry Winston but it seriously looks like it came from the bargain bin from Claire’s. Meanwhile her beautiful hair offsets the not so impressive necklace.



03: Amanda Seyfried

Sag Awards 2013 Best Dressed

To say she is not beautiful would be a complete lie. She is working the hell out of that blue Zac Posen tiered gown! Her frame is just PERFECT for it! Just like Jessica, she could have done without that 90’s inspired necklace. I know the Lorraine Schwartz necklace probably cost a pretty penny, but it had no right to be paired with this dress. The dress is a statement in itself. It would have been better suited with a pair of long dangling earrings.



04: Tina Fey

Sag Awards 2013 Best Dressed

Tina Fey is typically a hit or miss when it comes to these award ceremonies. Her go to color is always black. Mainly because that’s the only color that the media doesn’t crucify her for. I really wish she wasn’t scared of the media’s opinion about the dresses she wears and would take more of a chance with color and fun. She has the body and the personality to pull it off if she dared too. Nonetheless, she looks amazing in this Oscar de la Renta gown and embellished belt.



05: Elisabeth Moss

Sag Awards 2013 Best Dressed

Keep it Sexy Stupid. She looks just carefree and comfortable in this black and sequin Dolce & Gabana dress.


06: Kelly Osbourne

Sag Awards 2013 Best Dressed

Rocking a Jenny Packham dress. If I have to give one critique it would be that I do not like that seam line going up the front of her dress. It’s very distracting. However, the details on the top look totally dystopian and I love it! Though I am not wild about that hair color the style of the updo works perfectly for the dress.



07: Jennifer Garner

Sag Awards 2013 Best Dressed

There are very few times that Mrs. Affleck doesn’t look amazing on the red carpet. Oscar de la Renta was good to her in this beautiful gold gown. Again, another look where the hair is on point with the outfit.



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01: Julianne Moore

2013 Worst Dress SAG Awards

Should have stuck with Lavin. Their dresses may be boring but at least they make you look good. I’m sorry but I just think Chanel is overrated… case in point, Exhibit A. The dress just looks like it had a bad case of the patch work. It’s way too low cut for her build. Someone should have told her something before she left the house.


02: Kaley Cuoco

2013 Worst Dress SAG Awards

It was hard to choose who was going to take the number one spot. Kaley came in at a VERY close second. There was no reason she should have worn this 50’s inspired red dress on the RED carpet. I’m not sure if I know where the dress ends and the carpet begins. *ugh* What made her think that those red velvet looking shoes was a good idea?! And that hair. SERIOUSLY?! SER-IOUS-LY?! Where are your TRUE friends when you need them??? They should have never let you walked out of the house looking like this.


03: January Jones

2013 Worst Dress SAG Awards

Honey, no… and I mean no. The hair, the dress, the Makeup. Get a gander at the original dress. Had she worn that with her hair down and wavy it would have been a hit.

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04: Freida Pinto

2013 Worst Dress SAG Awards

Frieda… you’re going to a red carpet event, not a holiday office party. What is going on with her hair? The bangs look cute but I am not a fan of the length. The dress does nothing to support he haircut either. I know Feida has a banging body. Why didn’t she opt for a more skinny hugging dress? She looks so dumpy in this look.


05: Claire Danes

2013 Worst Dress SAG Awards

No, I am not saying the Givenchy gown isn’t gorgeous. I’m just saying that I doesn’t look right on Claire. Geez… I know comfort is key, but sometime you gotta suck it up for fashion. Better luck next time doll face.


06: Ellie Kemper

2013 Worst Dress SAG Awards

Gawsh, where do I start with this one? Lets point out the obvious, her skin is just oily. I know it gets all shade of hot out there, but seriously, being oily on a red carpet is so novice. Now, this is another case where the dress isn’t ugly, it’s just not right. I am a fan of Reem Acra gowns, but her stylist should have known this dress was going to be too light for her complexion. I personally would have done for a more bold color, hot pink, warm orange, or even a warm grey. I will say that her accessory game is on point. Ellie you’re gorgeous and young. Next time dress like it.


07: Anne Hathaway

2013 Worst Dress SAG Awards

You guys know that Anne is my girl, but one must be fair when it comes to fashion. Honey, you should not have worn this. You’re lucky you have a face that can pull off just about anything. If I were Anne I would have just torn off the tulle. The dress looks amazing enough without all that extra work. Anne has a body to pull that off too.


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And the Winners Are….

I’m going to be honest here. I sat down and watched the Oscars. Since I did that I’m going to rank my favorite dresses this go around.

This year I went to an intimate Oscar Party. I’m finally getting to know some of my neighbors in my building, (after almost two years) and one of the neighbors invited me to their Oscar watching party. There was just 6 of just… well, 7, but one was under 5 so I wasn’t sure if he counted. The hostess made a great homemade dinner, and even made Sangria from scratch!  Some people rock the hostess roll FABULOUSLY. It was funny watching the Oscars and making fun of people outside of Twitter. I will admit I had to jump on Twitter when Angelina came out. I mean c’mon… that lady is BEAUTIFUL, but she needs a Thanksgiving Feast in her life.

Anywho, let me tell you the TOP 9 Best Dressed of the Night

01: Viola Davis

HANDS DOWN IS THE WINNER! Ms. Davis has been W-E-R-K-I-N-G the red carpet this award season, and tonight was NO EXCEPTION!!!!! Her jewel toned forest green dress was the talk of the town! EVERYONE at the party could not take their eyes off of her. Not only was the dress beautiful, but so was her eye make up. What I loved most about her look? HER NATURAL HAIR!!!!! She is the EPITOME of what a BEAUTIFUL BLACK WOMAN looks like. Her body, her stature, her look, just bleed with power and perfection.

FYI She’s rocking a Vera Wang gown, a Judith Leiber clutch, Jimmy Choo shoes, and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry.

02: Michelle Williams

WOW! She looked all colors of amazing tonight! Not very many with fair colored skin can rock a platinum blonde pixie cut! She did just that… DOING TWIGGY PROUD GIRL! I loved the red Louis Vuitton dress. When’s the last time you heard anyone wearing LV to an awards show?! What stood out the most was her Fred Leighton for Forevermark necklace! DID YOU SEE THAT THING?! She was BLINGING ALL. NIGHT. LONG! Like a TRUE STAR!

03: Cameron Diaz

Girl better WORK! That dressed worked on the carpet and on the TV. Cameron Diaz may not be rocking a curvy body, but I LOVE how she knows what body type she does have! Cameron is wearing a Gucci dress and about a million dollars with of jewelery from Tiffany & Co. Now I need that type of endorsement.

04: Jennifer Lopez

I have no idea why Jenny from the block was at the Oscar (nevermind the fact that she was presenting), but I am SO HAPPY SHE COULD MAKE IT! I LOVE that Jennifer Lopez EMBRACES HER CURVES. Angelina Jolie could learn a lesson or two from Ms. Lopez… Well, how about they school each other?  JLo can teach Jolie how to put on some curves. While Jolie can teach JLo how to act. Hey! Win-win for EVERYBODY!!!!

I love this Zuhair Murad dress because the pattern and texture enhance her curves magnificently.

05: Maya Rudolph

Did you guys know that Minnie Riperton was her mom?! Who is Minnie Riperton? WOW! You guys need to know your MUSIC! (Loving You Video). Maya wore a Johanna Johnson dress and Neil Lane jewels.

06: Emma Stone

How can one not like Emma Stone? She has a beautiful look and great attitude. She was SOOOO funny presenting with… damn… his name is blanking on me right now, but lets just call him Zoolander. Emma’s Giambattista Valli Haute Couture did WONDERS for her!

07: Glen Close

This is how a bad bitch her age rocks a Zac Posen dress and Bulgari jewelry. Show those 20 something year old girls that sexy can be served by all ages!

08:Jessica Chaistain

Alexander McQueen dress. That is all.

09: Tina Fey

While the Carolina Herrera dress wasn’t spectacular her hair and Bulgari jewelry were. She looked classy and fun! Many woman have tried, but can’t pull that combination off!

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2012 Oscars Worst Dress

I know… I haven’t done a worst dress list in FOREVER, but I felt tonight one was due. The dresses are not in any particular order.  They were all offensive and should be subject to a public burning

01: Sandra Bullock

SERIOUSLY?! I feel like I was being Punk’d! If I saw this dress in a thrift store I would have NEVER picked up! Sometimes I think she picks the UGLIEST dresses to personally pissed me off!  Dayum, did you see all the work done to her face?!

02: Natalie Portman

He fashion sense is like a yo-yo! It dramatically goes up and down. While Natalie is not as offense visually as Ms. Bullock, she should have know that dress swallows her. The gown is way to big for her small frame. She should have done with a dress that was much light and more form fitting.

03: Shailene Woodley

Ummmm… who are you and why are you wearing that?

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And the Winners Are…

Of course I had to cover the 2012 Golden Globes best dressed! Usually I have my best dressed overall, but I can’t find a dress that I loved more than any other. So the women listed aren’t in any particular order.

Emma Stone

I didn’t know if I loved or hated her dress, but how can you NOT love Emma Stone. She is a stellar actress and I see her in this industry for a VERY. LONG. TIME. She wows in this custom made plum and raspberry dress by Lavin. However, I am NOT impressed with that belt. Overall honey is fabulous!

Nicole Kidman

She looks like a GODDESS in Versace! Her jewelry from Fred Leighton just accelerates her look that much more. Her stylist deserves a raise!

Salam Hayek

This dress works for her because of the print. The print on the bust accentuates her bust, the pleats accentuates her hips and the ribbon waist makes her look tinier than she actually is. I love the lines of illusion this dress is selling. Gucci did a fantastic job with Ms. Hayek.

Laura Dern

I won’t lie… I have no idea who she is, but she looks amazing. She is wearing an Andrew Gn gown.

Kate Bekinsale

WOWZ in Roberto Cavalli! I’m not a real fan of the mermaid gown, but she is the ONLY who has successfully worked this look.

Viola Davis

Emilio Pucci be proud because she is WORKING it!

Shailene Woodley

Another girl whose dress I don’t know and the maker I don’t know. All I know is she looks like a work of art!

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