CFDA Awards 2017 – Lookbook

Monday night’s celebration of artistic talent reminded everyone — beyond the designers, editors, stylist, and more — that what we wear (and the people who make it) holds weight in all aspects of our lives. Well-dressed celebs were out in full force as the fashion industry handed out its top honours in New York.

Here’s what stood out to me on the red carpet, and what I believe, are best dressed:

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Pictured left to right: Bella Hadid (Off White), Amber Valletta (Oscar De La Renta) Hayley Baldwin (Cushnie et Ochs)

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Constance Jablonski (Tory Burch), Joan Smalls (Michael Kors), Hilary Rhoda (Marchesa)

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Gigi Hadid (The Row), Jac Jagaciak (Kobi Halperin), Karlie Kloss (Diane von Furstenberg)

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Elsa Hosk (Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini), Heidi Klum (Zac Posen), Olivia Munn (Tanya Taylor)

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Martha Hunt (Milly), Imaan Hammam (Adam Selman), Sara Sampaio (J. Mendel)

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Lily Aldridge (Jason Wu), HAIM (Diane Von Furstenburg), Ashley Benson (Kate Spade)

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Nicole Kidman (Oscar de la Renta), Alek Wek (Balenciaga), Adwoa Aboah (Coach)

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Ellie Kemper (Kate Spade), Brit Marling (Sies Marjan), Olivia Palmero (Banana Republic)

Images courtesy of Elle.com

She’s Back!

Victoria’s Secret announced the return of VS Angel Candice Swanepoel today in a video featuring the model looking STUNNING just seven months after giving birth to her first child. Back in October, Candice gave birth to a baby boy named Anacã,

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Pictured above is Candice backstage at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show back in 2015. She was noticeably absent during the 2016 Show in Paris due to the arrival of her son! Candice has walked a total of 9 shows since her debut in 2007! The 28-year-old Victoria’s Secret model from South Africa appears in a black and white clip shared on the company’s Instagram account wearing white lace lingerie.

It's official: @angelcandices is back! 👏🎉

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Earlier this month, the model turned heads when she attended the annual Met Gala in New York City in a full length sleeveless black gown looking amazing. It’s safe to say the Queen is back! As for her fellow angel that recently became a mother, Behati Prinsloo, she has yet to return to work but I’m sure it won’t be too much longer before we see her back!

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Georgia Fowler

Georgia Fowler is a well-known model who hails from Auckland, New Zealand popular for her appearance in publications such as Vogue Girl Korea, Harper’s Bazaar Australia and more recently her appearance in the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. She started her modelling career at the age of 12 and has modelled for popular brands like H&M and Banana Republic. Georgia is signed with IMG Models, and is 5’9″.

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Fowler grew up in Australia and New Zealand and was discovered as a model at the age of twelve. She was accompanying her elder sister to a casting company at a local agency during that time. She attended Diocesan School for Girls, Auckland and later moved to university for higher education. Georgia has done various courses in Psychology.

georgia runway.jpgShe made her modelling career debut at the age of twelve working with IMG. She got her first break after walking in the 2012 Chanel runway show in Versailles. Fowler has made many international runway appearances for designers such as Miu Miu, Max Mara, DKNY, TopShop and Jeremy Scott. Fowler has also appeared in popular magazines such as Vogue Italia, Vogue France, Vogue Mexico, Vogue Australia, W Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, Hunger, and Elle. She featured as an Australian supermodel on the cover page of Harper’s Bazaar in the year 2010. 

IMG_9661.jpgThanks to her 2016 debut in the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in Paris, her career has launched tremendously! She walked alongside a bevy of supermodels among the likes of Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Irina Shayk, Joan Smalls, Kendall Jenner, Bella and Gigi Hadid. Fowler had auditioned for the show five times before securing a spot in the annual lingerie show. The New Zealand born, New York based beauty has recently been announced as the ambassador for Etihad Airways in their ‘Runway to Runway’ campaign and was in attendance at Sydney Fashion Week to celebrate the airline’s 10th anniversary of service to Australia.

Here’s a look at Georgia’s journey to Sydney Fashion Week, courtesy of Etihad Airways!

“RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 9

RuPaul’s Drag Race is back for another season! Which queen will take the crown?

Come on Season 9, let’s get SICKENING!

As most of you know, RuPaul’s Drag Race is one of my favourite reality shows on TV. It’s sort of like America’s Next Top Model for drag queens! It’s a fantastic concept if you ask me! After almost a year of no RPDR, it’s so amazing to finally have it back with a bevy of fierce and fabulous competitors! This seasons queens are definitely here to compete!

The first episode started like it would as in any other season! Each of the 13 new queens walked into the ‘WERK’ room for the first time making their all important first impressions. They all served amazing looks one after the other!

Let’s meet the Queens!

The first queen to enter the WERK Room is Peppermint, from New York City!

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“Oh my goddddd… heyyyyy!” she says as she walks into the empty room, which as far as first lines go isn’t very impressive when look at past queens who have been the first to enter.

Next up is Valentina from Los Angeles!

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We know this, because she says “Hello. It’s me. Valentina.” I’m curious if she will keep up this ‘Latina’ persona throughout the whole season, or if it will drop off.

Next up is Eureka O’ Hara from Tennessee!

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“Come on, give it up for the big girl!” she yells as she enters the room. I’m not sure if it’s just her personality, but she comes off as a very opinionated person as she had witty compliment for every queen that walked through the door after her.

Next up is Charlie Hides from Boston/United Kingdom!

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” Hi, Hi, Hi. It’s about to get shady up in here!”. At 52, Charlie is the oldest queen to ever appear on Drag Race and describes herself as “rude, crude and socially unacceptable”.

Next to enter is Farrah Moan who hails from Las Vegas!

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“So this is what it looks like?” she says as she walks into the room acting a little unimpressed. At first I thought it was Courtney Act from season 6 getting a second chance, but no it was in fact Farrah Moan. I can tell that she is going to serve some major looks coming from Las Vegas, I mean look at that dress or lack of …!

Next to enter is Sasha Velour from Brooklyn, New York!

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She walks into the room and continues to scream at her hands like a crazy person. The other queens seemed quite disturbed. But hey, it’s fun and its different. She describes herself as “a visual artist” and how she likes to tell stories through art and drag. It’s safe to say we now know who the wacko of the season is going to be and I am completely in LOVE!

Next up is Alexis Michelle from New York City!

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Alexis describes herself as “New York’s premiere Broadway queen”. I’m pretty sure she gave herself that title … She comes off as confident which is great and she is definitely here to compete!

Next to enter is Shea Coulee from Chicago!

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“My name is Shea Coulee and I didn’t come to play I came to slay,” she says as she enters. YAY she can rhyme! Let’s see what else she can do. She claims that Chicago drag is “the bomb.com” but I am not that convinced … especially with what she is wearing.

Next up is Trinity Taylor from Orlando, Florida!

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“The body is here bitches!”. Trinity describes herself as “the look and feel of real” which is funny considering she is clearly full of silicone. She says she does not like to classify herself as a ‘Pageant Queen’ when that’s exactly what she is … meanwhile Eureka is suffering from a mini heart attack after seeing Trinity because apparently she has beaten her in some pageant so I believe there will be a huge rivalry between the two this season. SHADE

Moving on to the next queen, Kimora Blac from Las Vegas!

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can I just say YES BITCH WORK THAT BODY! “Is it just me or is it hot in here?” she says as she struts into the work room! “I love anything see-through,” which is easy to tell. One of the best entrances in my opinion, everything was just right! And yes you read correctly, another Vegas queen, I wonder if she knows Farrah Moan? that would be a yes as she runs over to give her a hug and continues to tell everyone how “Famous” Kimora’s ass is!

Suddenly there’s a high-pitched, squeaky voice coming from the doorway and it’s Jaymes Mansfield of course, holding a puppet that looks exactly like him …

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She hails from Milwaukee and describes herself as “a kooky comedy queen who builds puppets” and that she has “more up her sleeves than anyone knows” which, as she’s not wearing any sleeves makes me question that statement …

Then in walks a FREAKING MOUSE that looks like it’s on LSD … Nina Bonina Bonana Fofana Osama Bin Laden Brown … Nina Bonina Brown for short …

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as kooky and crazy this is I LOVE IT. It is a completely different type of drag and is something so unique that we haven’t seen on the show before! “I am Nina Bonina Brown and I am back in town to shut it down,” says the hypo energetic mouse. She hails from Georgia and in my opinion could be a big contender for the crown!

Finally the 13th queen enters the room and it is Aja from Brooklyn, New York

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“Aja is the number one name in Brooklyn that people are talking about right now,” gushes Sasha Velour, but she neglects to mention exactly WHY she’s being talked about … she looks a little rough around the edges and a tad trashy to me … but that’s just my first impression.

BUT WAIT PLOT TWIST … a 14th queen enters the work room. Ronnie from New Jersey

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Straight off the bat all the queens admire how great of a lady Gaga impersonator Ronnie is until they get a closer look. Saying that they gagged is an understatement! Ronnie removes the jewels covering his face to reveal that he is in fact the one and only LADY GAGA! All the queens react to this news in a calm and sensible fashion … NOT EXACTLY, they are screaming and crying and going crazy!

Once the queens finally calm down … RuPaul enters the room and then they go crazy all over again. Screaming, all I hear is screaming.

I think this season is going to be full of amazing looks and runway walks! Each queen just seems so polished and at the top of their game! The competition is going to be fierce! I also cannot wait to see what dramas and rivalries unfold!!! Thanks for reading!!!

“Gentleman start your engines, and may the best woman WIN!”

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Kim’s Parisian Nightmare ~ My Thoughts

Read about my thoughts on Kim’s Parisian Nightmare!

Those of you who know me, know that I love the Kardashians and as many times I may be jealous of them or annoyed at how amazing their life is compared to mine, they are still my guilty pleasure and I love them dearly … even though I don’t know them … sounds awkward but you get the idea! Before I get into this I just want to say that I am in no way trying to criticise the situation or glorify the events that took place in any way. I am simply just detailing my thoughts on it.

Anyway as most of you know Kim was robbed at her apartment in Paris early on the morning of October 3rd, 2016. Kim vanished off all social media immediately after the unfortunate event took place (as you would) for months. Slowly as Kim started to re-appear on the social scene, more details about the robbery have come forward. ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians’ returned for a brand new season recently and this week’s episode detailed exactly what happened in Paris that night from none other than Kim herself. I won’t go into the details of what happened on here as it is a touchy subject and some people simply won’t want to read about all the details.  I just want to give my opinion and say what I think about the whole ordeal.

Initially when I heard of the news, a few things came to my mind. At first I thought maybe it was a publicity stunt, because as you know that’s something celebrities do to boost their profile and receive a storm of media attention. But then I actually thought about it, why on earth would someone fake this? After hearing the details of what actually happened, I myself would never want to experience a situation like that nor would I want anyone else to go through what Kim went through that morning. I guess what gets me the most is that while she is this almost larger than life celebrity, she is still a mother, a wife, a sister and a daughter which rings true to all of us. Imagine if it happened to a loved one of yours? I imagine you would be heartbroken.

However, this unfortunate event that happened to Kim sends a very important message to not only other celebrities, but to regular people like us as this sort of thing can happen to anyone. Your social media presence can have detrimental effects if you aren’t careful and smart about it. It’s now known that the robbery took place as a result of those involved tailing Kim the whole time she was in Paris through her social media activity. They knew where she was and who she was with at all times as a result of all the social media updates on her many social media outlets such as ‘Snapchat’. I mean think about it, we pretty much document our lives through snapchat and it’s not hard at all to find out where someone is and what they are doing these days.

There’s no rules saying you can or can not open up your lives to others through social media. The choice is yours. We just need to remember when we do, people have the potential to gain insight into out lives which won’t always be a good thing. I hope you enjoyed reading this post and what I had to say! What are your thoughts on the situation?