Rihanna: Under Her Umbrella

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I have to say that I am on the fence about Rihanna’s Giambattista Valli gown, but judging from what I’ve seen online, people either loved it or hated it. In fact, there are quite a few memes that have popped up online and they are hilarious. I don’t really care for dresses that completely hide a woman’s figure, especially a figure as banging as hers. It looks like a very pretty and expensive umbrella to me. What do you think of Rihanna’s fashion choice for the Grammys?

 

 

Lupita Nyong’o REALLY Likes Elie Saab and Hopefully Jared Leto

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Hollywood and fashion “It” girl Lupita Nyong’o  looked absolutely stunning, as usual, in not one, but two Elie Saab dresses Sunday. Once again, she proved she can do no wrong, this time in a floor length, striped floral print gown that she wore to the SAG Awards, and then a shorter version to The Weinstein Company and Netflix’s 2015 SAG Awards after-party.

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Her hair was elegant in a cornrowed top bun, and her best accessory was rumored boyfriend, Jared Leto. I don’t say this often but, I want to be this woman. She has style, she has grace, she has beauty, she has talent, she is brilliant, she has a wardrobe to die for, and she has my man, allegedly.

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Nyong’o and Leto waiting in the wings before co-presenting the award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries to Mark Ruffalo for The Normal Heart.

I don’t know if she’s actually dating Jared Leto, but she should be. I have had the biggest crush on him since Requiem For A Dream. He is absolutely beautiful and so talented, and the thing about him is I’m not completely sure he knows how gorgeous he is. The front man for 30 Seconds to Mars is rumored to be cast as a badly scarred Joker for an upcoming Marvel Comics Suicide Squad movie. Either way,  he is a joy to look at. Get ’em girl.

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Micaela Erlanger styled both stars’ looks, and they presented at the ceremony together as well.

 

What do you think of Lupita’s dress and the rumored hot Hollywood couple?

 

 

 

 

 

News From The Beautiverse Jan. 14-Jan.20

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Window display of SJP shoe collection. Image:@sjpcollection

 

I’m late. Not a good start, I know. I got caught up in how to make the site function better and I missed my Wednesday deadline. The option was; forget about it this week or post it late. I choose to finish it and post it late. I have a problem with finishing things so I am happy with myself.

This week’s News From The Beautiverse features; Sarah Jessica Parker, Tyra Banks, Rhianna, fragrant nail polish remover, and more…

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Holly Burn Spoofs Vogue’s 73 Questions With Victoria Beckham

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Last week I wrote a couple of posts about Victoria Beckham (I guess last week was unintentionally all about Victoria Beckham) and one of the mentions was in my weekly newsletter “News From The Beautiverse” about her stint on Vogue’s 73 Questions series. British comedian, actor, and writer Holly Burn decided to spoof it (somebody had to) and it is absolutely hilarious. See for yourself.

 

73 Questions with Victoria Beckham Vogue – Spoof:

 

Victoria had no problem with this is as she posted it on her twitter account. She obviously has a sense of humor and I am sure she is smiling on the inside. Here is the original version.

 

73 Questions with Victoria Beckham:

 

Tell me what you think about both versions in the comment section and see what else Mrs. David Beckham is up to.

▶ Jean Paul Gaultier Couture Spring/Summer 2014 ft. Dita Von Teese – FashionTV

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Paris Couture Fashion Week has been well underway for a few days, and I went completely against my normal urge to post Chanel and went straight to what really played with my emotions, the Jean Paul Gaultier runway show featuring Dita Von Tesse. Why? Anyone that gorgeous that sees past the distraction that is Marilyn Manson and finds his soul is truly fascinating.

Have fun with this fun and flirty collection and tell me what you think of the theme.

 

If you aren’t familiar with FashionTV, this is a good time to check out the present and upcoming runway shows that us mere mortals don’t have access to. There is live streaming, interviews, and anything that is remotely attached to the fashion world. For me, couture is the most fun because it is so creative and over-the-top, and the challenge of dialing it back to reinvent the looks for the real world is like a roller coaster thrill. I really marvel at those who can execute creativity and talent so flawlessly. Sigh… I would wear many of these looks just the way they are with absolutely nowhere to go.

Double Take: Lupita Nyong’o Solidifies ‘It Girl’ Status In Ralph Lauren

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I can’t stop looking at this woman or that dress. Lupita Nyong’o has been crowned fashions latest ‘It” girl and this red Ralph Lauren gown with its built-in cape is not only extraordinary, but the color is a stunning compliment to her beautiful skin tone. I hope Ralph let her keep it.

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The Kenyan actress is getting a lot of attention primarily because of her role in “12 Years a Slave” but look at her, this woman is GORGEOUS and it is doubtful that the face of Miu Miu’s SS14 campaign is going away when award season is over!

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No one is rockin a short ‘do like this Yale graduate.

Update: Chic Anarchist’s Biker Jackets

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I posted Chic Anarchist’s Biker Jackets from Polyvore and it doesn’t post to “save to draft” from the app like it does from the site so all of the content did not publish at that time. Please revisit the post especially if you are a Charlie Hunnam fan.

I know the post is supposed to be about biker jackets, but the idea was completely inspired by the basic cable show “Sons of Anarchy” on FX, which also stars Katy Segal and one of my favorite action stars Ron Perlman.

I got this particular picture from Shea Magazine and I love this quote:

“If I turned a corner and ran into this face, I may pass out. Hopefully his big strong arms would catch me so his tasty mouth could resuscitate me.”

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I hear you girl…

Charlie Hunnam — Hottest Guy in the World (this month)

Chic Anarchist’s Biker Jackets

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I spent the majority of my Sunday having a Sons of Anarchy season five marathon. I cannot quit Charlie Hunnam, I am not going to lie by saying I can and even though I told my daughter I could quit Sons of Anarchy anytime, and she laughed in my face, I am completely addicted. Charlie is more than a pretty face, he is a great actor so much so that when I found out he was British, I chocked on my Snapple.

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He is famous for playing Jax on SOA but became even more famous by turning down the lead character as Christian Grey for the 50 Shades of Grey movie. Good call Charlie and your publicist. Your hotness has been introduced to the masses without having to play that career ending/embarrassing role.

So as an homage to SOA and Charlie Hunnam, I went Polyvoring to find these awesome biker jackets. Check it out.

Chic Anarchist's Biker Jackets

Balmain black motorcycle jacket
$5,915 – balmain.com

Leather moto jacket
$880 – imperolondon.co.uk

Lined leather jacket
societyofchic.com

Vegan biker jacket
amazon.co.uk

What Did I Miss?

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Well, I am back from a little hiatus. I’d like to  call it a vacation, but really it was just a recovery from wrist surgery. Treacherous. I tried to create posts on my iPod Touch and thought voice recognition (Dragon app. is fabulous), would suffice and while that was fun, it wasn’t as productive as I would have liked. All of that frustration got my already ADD brain working overtime and obsessing over what I was missing out on. What I  can say is that I feel mentally refreshed. Sometimes you have to get input, especially when you spend most of your time producing output, and I have a hard time relaxing, even in vacation mode.

All kinds of things happened while I was away. Timothy finally got booted on Project Runway,  Sandro lost his mind and quit the show, and it became obvious that Sue Waller couldn’t handle modern-day sewing technique. Hell, she couldn’t even thread a basic Brother sewing machine, much less know how to sew with it.  Justin LeBlanc was voted off, something no one took very well, including Tim Gunn who used his one and only save to keep Justin in the game. I was one of the teary-eyed, and I was elated by Tim’s save. I want to see more from this designer who uses his architecture background to create stunning clothing.

Jane Cosmetics, an iconic makeup brand from the 90s is making a comeback after coming out of bankruptcy. As of August 18, Jane Cosmetics is available online and at Ulta.

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How gorgeous was Selena Gomez in Atelier Versace, and Ciara in Givenchy? Look for Ciara on papermag.com as she is September’s cover girl. An honorable mention goes to Erin Wasson for her sheer Alexander Vauthier dress. I loved what she wore under it. If only…

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To show how much in work mode I was not, I bought this really cool ruler while shopping for office supplies yesterday and then I saw it on a local daytime show but it was advertised as a bracelet. I found the ruler and sure enough it is called a Slap Ruler, a bracelet and ruler all in one. Leave it to me to lock onto a ruler disguised as a bracelet, a bracelet for children no less.

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Beautylish is my makeup haven. I just love all of the makeup tips from people in the trenches. This sight is so inspirational for anyone who absolutely loves expressing themselves through their appearance. I have never done a nude lip primarily because I can’t get the shade right but after watching this nude lip tutorial by Wayne G., I see nude lips in my future. You can follow Wayne on YouTube under gosssmakeupartist.  An added bonus is if you watch the video on YouTube, an extensive list of nude lip liners and colors is included in the about section and like me, he is a huge fan of MAC cosmetics.

Finally, StylEnigma is evolving. There will be more posts, a different format, an event calendar, and more cool features. I am so excited. See, this is why I can’t relax.

Project Runway: Say Goodbye to Unicorns

Yeah, Timothy is gone!!! Now I can enjoy Project Runway fully! Three weeks of sucking. I dare anyone to find one person that can say what he brought to the table was in any way, shape, or form worthy of the runway. Another unconventional challenge, this time with materials from prizes won on a fun-filled trip to Coney Island and a team challenge with Miranda finally did him in. But he still believes in unicorns. Whatever…

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Losing Look

Team Helen and Kate won based on ingenuity because they made a dress out of sombreros. I must give them props while disagreeing with the judges choice (Kelly Osbourne was the guest judge) because I think Dom and Alexandria had the best outfit. It reminds me of Japanese fashion, cute and whimsical. I mean seriously, which outfit would you prefer? You can’t sit down in an outfit made of sombreros.

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Winning Look

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Personal Favorite

There has yet to be an episode in season twelve where there have been no drama and every episode finds Sandros’ temper getting shorter and his attitude more outrageous. Judging from this preview I suspect he will be the next to go. What do you think?