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Oscars 2016 Red Carpet

Saoirse Ronan in custom Calvin Klein

*swoon* oh my gosh, isn’t she a vision? I was debating between using Saoirse or Alicia for the first photo of this post, but when it came down to it, I had to pick this one. The sequins, the Emerald green and the s/o to her Irish heritage is absolutely perfect. This is the perfect look for the nominated actress.

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Oscars 2014 Red Carpet

Lupita Nyong’o, in Prada

The red carpet was packed with actors and actresses meant for the best dressed list. We’ve reached the end of the Award Show season (I think) and this was probably the best way to close it out. Lupita has pretty much hit it out of the park for every award show. That alone, should earn her an award.

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Golden Globes 2014 Red Carpet

Tina Fey in Carolina Herrera and Amy Poehler in custom Stella McCartney

Happy Monday readers! Yesterday brought out some of the best in red carpet wear and along with that…some of the worse. We’re kicking off this red carpet post, however, with the best hosts this show has ever seen. Luckily for us, we get them for another year!

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2013 Golden Globe Awards

Jennifer Lawrence in Dior Haute Couture

Everyone kind of knew she’d be wearing Dior since she’s the new face and all, but no one expected her to look this flawless. The cinched belt at the waistline completes this look.

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2012 Golden Globe Awards Red Carpet

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Charlize Theron in Dior completely gets Yow Yow’s stamp of approval for being the best dressed on the red carpet last night. There was a whole lot of cream and ivory, but gosh the simplicity and elegance of this gown made me melt. The headband was also what sealed the deal for me.

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In the News…

– Psychologists have done a recent study in which they discovered that songs with sexual lyrics really do sell! [Source]

Doug Franco, the father of James, Dave and Tom Franco has passed away. [Source]

– Critics gave Kanye’s first showing in Paris rough reviews. [Source]

– One of my favorite groups from the late 90’s – Garbage – will be releasing their new album in 2012. Yarp! [Source]

Madonna may be performing at this year’s Super Bowl halftime show. [Source]

NBC is officially pulling the plug on The Playboy Club after three episodes – really excited I never became invested in that. [Source]

Blake Lively and Leonardo DiCaprio have officially split. [Source]

Converse and Marimekko will collaborate on a holiday collection. [Source]

Adele cancels US tour due to vocal illness again. [Source]

– Remember when we thought Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s $39,000 crocodile backpack would never sell? It did. In fact, it sold out. [Source]

Kanye West took out “mother-effing loans” to snag the best models for his first show in Paris. Also…is he now dating Chanel Iman?! [Source]

– The news that Jason Wu would be collaborating with Target was JUST ANNOUNCED, but already a sketch has been released for a beautiful LBD inspired by style icon Audrey Hepburn! [Source]

Seattle based Izilla Toys has gone out of business entirely. Two months ago, their store on 12th Ave had closed and today it was announced that they would be closing their Wallingford location as well. The 12th Ave spot will now be turned into a new burger bar called “Manhattan Drugs.” [Source]

– Could this be the end of The Simpsons? [Source]

Garrett Michael Brown is the new Chef de Cuisine at one my favorite restaurants Oddfellows on the hill. Nomz. [Source]

Capitol Hill’s two newest restaurants Altura on Broadway and Momiji on 12th Ave will open tomorrow! Oola Distillery will open on Thursday. Hurray for booming new eateries and…drinkeries on the hill! [Source]

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“The Rules” of Dating

Blake Lively Played By “The Rules” To Catch Leonardo Di Caprio” was the headline that snagged my attention today. Juxtaposed next to a picture of Blake Lively’s face was “The Rules” in book form – a book that I actually had not even heard of until today. I figured I had to learn more because I was curious about these rules. Are they rules that I subconsciously follow? Are some of the rules ones that I honestly follow today? The post lead me to the Wikipedia page which I assumed was just a shortened version of the book.

The rules I found to be the most interesting were:

4. Don’t meet him halfway or go dutch on a date

7. Don’t accept a Saturday night date after Wednesday

20. Be honest, but mysterious

23. Don’t date a married man – – Can we extend this to don’t date a man already dating someone else slash don’t be a hussy.

26. Even if you’re engaged or married, you still need the rules

As I read down the rules, I found myself nodding in agreement for some of them, but the farther I went down the more skeptical I became. Are these rules really “the game” in disguise? I’m all for playing a little hard to get, but if you have to continue this act throughout your engagement and marriage, won’t you just exhaust yourself? Also, when dating, I’ve heard that guys actually like it when girls at least attempt to pay for at least their portion. Personally, I think it’s polite and it’s a nice gesture even if in the end you know the guy will end up paying.

So I’m curious…

Women – Are you following these rules? Do you have your own set of rules?

Men – What are your reactions to this type of behavior?

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In the News…

Fashion

How did Carrie Bradshaw afford her lifestyle as a columnist on Sex in the City? One blogger managed to calculate all of her expenses to find how much debt she would have. [Source]

TopShop will open its second location in the states in Chicago! [Source]

Music

Lupe Fiasco and Trey Songz will perform at this year’s MTV’s 2011 Movie Awards. [Source]

For her sweet sixteen, Big Boi gave his daughter Jordan a record label called Purple Kidz. [Source]

Oh Land will be kicking off her summer tour w/ Sia beginning in July. [Source]

Ben Gibbard opens up about his dark past and battling alcoholism in the June issue of SPIN Magazine. [Source]

Television

America’s Next Top Model has announced the contestants for their All-Star Season. [Source] Round 2.

Taylor Momsen and Jessica Szohr will leave Gossip Girl at the end of the season as series regulars. [Source]

Zooey Deschanel will star in a new FOX Pilot called “The New Girl.” [Source]

NBC passes on Wonder Woman pilot. [Source]

Ashton Kutcher will join “2 and a Half Men.” [Source]

Movies

Will Smith stops traffic with his $2 million 1,150 sq feet trailer while filming Men in Black 3. [1][2]

Dakota Fanning and Elizabeth Olsen will star in a new film called “Very Good Girls.” [Source]

Seattle

Designer Monique Lhuillier will be visiting Nordstrom’s Flagship store downtown on 5/19. Bridesmaid dress viewing will be from 6-7PM [Source]

Other

Levi Johnston looks extremely good looking on the cover of his new book due out September 27: Deer in the Headlights: My Life in Sarah Palin’s Crosshairs [Source]

Leonardo DiCaprio has called it quits with longtime girlfriend Bar Rafaeli. [Source]

Hayden Panetierre and her giant boyfriend Wladimir Klitschko have split. [Source]

Autumn Reeser has given birth to a beautiful baby boy named Finn. [Source] Named after Glee?

Bristol Palin admits that the plastic surgery on her face was for medical reasons. [Source]

Actor Mike Myers is about to become a dad for the first time at age 47. [Source]

Lady Gaga is no longer in a relationship w/ Lüc Carl. [Source]

Facebook has found themselves to be in a potential scandal w/ Google. [Source]

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Inception

I really love what I do. Tonight my work allowed me the opportunity to see the advanced screening of the new film “Inception,” due out this Friday, July 16th.

I don’t want to give too much away about the film because you will enjoy it so much more if you know less. In fact, Leonardo DiCapario said in an interview not too long ago that he liked that there was so much mystery surrounding the trailer and what the movie was about because it added more suspense.

The cast was amazing. Leonardo, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Ken Watanabe, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, and Marion Cotillard blew me away. Some movies rely on an all-star cast to generate more buzz, but most of the time it isn’t accounted for. In fact, many are left feeling unsatisfied. With Inception, you won’t be. Every person has served their purpose. No one impressed me more than Miss Ellen Page. Even though she broke out of her Juno character with Whip It, she truly showed her wide range of acting abilities in this movie.

The film was beautiful, thrilling, and daring. It will keep you on the edge of your seat for all two and a half hours, but you’ll love every minute of it. Christopher Nolan did an incredible job with it all and you might even catch a few similarities from The Dark Knight as well. It’s funny how the movie is about dreams and imagination because you will  find yourself being pulled deeper and deeper into it and it is such an overwhelming feeling how attached you will be to this film in the end. What is real and what isn’t? This film will push you to think. It is complex and built upon layers, but it isn’t a chaotic mess. Just follow along and if you get a little lost along the way, maybe your imagination will put you back on the right track.

The reviews are coming out as we speak. The tough critics over at Rotten Tomatoes have already given it a 96% which is pretty damn good! For reference Toy Story 3 received a 99% and Eclipse got 54%

I also received some incredible responses from our viewers tonight:

“I can’t wait to go to sleep now!”

“…One of the best movies I’ve seen in two years.”

“Exceptional – best one I’ve seen all year.”

“I trust Nolan more than any other director.”

I highly recommend seeing this movie. I might even see it a second time. Let me know what you think!

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