Friday, January 23, 2015

Givenchy Fall/Winter 2015 Menswear

I want to say "same ol', same ol'" with this Givenchy collection by Riccardo Tisci (who I find caliente) since I always try to be optimistic in everything (it really has a lot of downfalls, tbh), but alas what exactly is super new or questioning about this collection? I haven't been raving about a mens Givenchy collection from Riccardo in years, so this comes to no surprise that I'm not exactly ecstatic about it. When I think of the quintessential Givenchy by Tisci colors, I think of red, nude, and black, which is exactly what this collection offered. It did feel very derivative of earlier collections, especially with the skirts and pants combo. Let's start with what I really enjoyed about the menswear: the prints. I feel like I've seen him do these prints in the past. However, they were absolutely gorgeous. Some prints reminded me of wall cave paintings you'd come across in history books or prints that certain cultures or tribes would've created. I think what also sparked this whole idea were those teeth necklaces, that I feel would be something a indigenous tribe would create for adornment or sacred reasons. There's a print in there that has a dog figure in it that reminded me of Inca and the culture pertaining to that location. I'm not exactly sure where the prints derive from or from what culture, but that feature of the collection felt the most fresh and quite exciting. For the usual Givenchy urban, streetwear guy, there's a couple of pieces he'll find in here, particularly a logo sweater and a couple of impeccable outerwear pieces. I can already see it now....that "Givenchy, Paris" t-shirt (or is it a sweater?) will fly off the shelves once the fall/winter season hits next year.When it came to the womenswear, I loved it all. The look Ajak is by far my favorite. I see fur, feathers, and red glitter...I love it. The girls were giving me gothic, chola, spanish realness and I'm living for it. Alas, here are my favorite looks and beauty/detail shots:

Monday, January 12, 2015

Golden Globes Best Dressed 2015: The GLAMOUR, Henny!!!

It's finally awards season, which ultimately means excessive glamour, hunty! Let's do my top three of the Golden Globes 2015. First up, my fave redhead, Emma Stone in this stunning jumpsuit by Lanvin.
My god, I love Alber and his creations and that bow is such a chic, cute touch and it's quintessential Lanvin. The embellished bustier-top piece, the satin bow, the fact that there's trousers involved....pretty much it's a #LOOK. It's always great to see celebrities embrace trousers and step out of the usual cocktail dress attire and do something a bit out of the box. Most importantly, it does all of that while staying absolutely chic. It's Lanvin, after all. Since I'm becoming quite the makeup aficionado, I really do find the makeup totally complimentary the ensemble. It's very simple with the your-lip-color-but-better lip and the subtle smokey cat eye.
Sing it with me, y'all...."I'm still, I'm still Jenny from da block, used to have a little, now I have a lot". Yasss at my queen Jennifer Lopez giving you full on glamour. She's giving you pageantry hair, legs for days, cleavage and skin to lust over...homegurl is IT.
I'm not the biggest fan of Zuhair Murad, but it's a really stellar dress and I love the cape-like-train it features. Werq, mama. And a big "F" you to Jeremy Renner for making such a tasteless comment. How she looks should not warrant unnecessary, uncouth comments. My third and final favorite/best dressed goes to Julianne Moore. This woman exudes class and sophistication while staying eternally cool. This Givenchy gown is giving me metallic, goth, mermaid goddess and I'm so here for it.
Okay, but I'm really loving her lashes for some reason....are they real? Are they falsies? Maybe she's born with it? Maybe it's Maybelline? Who knows...
Also, major shout out to my gurl Lupita Nyong'o in this stunning Giambattista Valli Haute Couture gown that screams spring.
Like, I'm not gagging over it, but it's cute. However, what I was gagging over were her pair of glasses miss Nyong'o wore when she was presenting. She's servin' you beauty and brains...I could nevah!
And for my "WE WERE ALL ROOTING FOR YOU HOW DARE YOU!!" title, I'm giving it to Gone Girl herself with that damn Vera Wang look, Rosamund Pike. Like, whyyyyyyyyyy would you choose such an unflattering dress?
I mean, kudos for looking impeccable after giving birth last month and looking like that now but that dress does you no favors, sweetie. At least her makeup and hair were on point.
I know, Chrissy Teigen, I feel the same way, sis..
As for my Best Dressed: Mens Edition, I'm giving it to David Oyelowo in a glittery suit. I hate three piece suits, but I'm totally in favor of overlooking that for this sparkly, edgy ensemble.
Don't even get me started on how I'm in dire need of menswear on the red carpet to really step it up, but alas men just don't give a f*** about dressing up......or do men not have to uphold to the same standards that women face and thus they can dress so damn basic and no one will bat an eye? Hmmm at this male privilege...
Anyway, I wouldn't be surprised if the suit was by Lanvin. I love the sparkly, shimmery fabric that keeps things edgy, current, and interesting without risking the integrity of the entire ensemble. It's masculine, yet fun and I really appreciate that. The only thing I'd do is swap those sparkly shoes (it's too much sparkle by that point, to be honest) for some patent shoes.

Now, let's prepare for the Oscars. I'm hoping my gurl Rosamund redeems herself since she's the only one I'm rooting for this awards season. Gone Girl was brilliant and she needs her stylist to step it up. Who were your faves? Let yah gurl know...

Friday, January 2, 2015

Ho Ho Ho, Ho

The older I get the more unenthusiastic I become about Christmas. Is this just me or is the general consensus with people my age? I can't quite pinpoint why but I feel this way every single year. Sigh, well here's a quick OOTD of what I wore Christmas Eve.
(OOTD: Gap striped shirt, H&M flannel, Forever 21 skinny jeans, Unif oversized sherpa denim jacket, Zara harness zipper boots, 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target bag, Michael Kors watch, and evil eye ring gift by mother)
As usual, I'm channeling my inner grunge/Saint Laurent aesthetic. I really need to try other things besides flannels for the new year lmao. I need to extend my #SlayingLewks into new territories.

Decemberist

Totes sorry for the lack of posting this past month. You're probably rolling your eyes, saying "what's new"and I completely agree with you lmao. Anyway, I finished the semester with pretty much straight As and one B (fuck you, marketing) so I really looked forward to secret santa with my gals to untuck. By untucking, I mean unwinding, gossiping, sipping that truth tea, and throwin' shade. Get my gist?
(OOTN: American Apparel striped t-shirt, Gap varsity cardigan, Gap boyfriend jeans, Dior Homme by Hedi Slimane double wrap belt, Balenciaga cut out boots, and 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target bag)
I really have to give props to myself for going over the top for my secret santa. I got my best friend Jessica and I literally wrapped her gift with a collage featuring things I usually make fun of that she "loves": beef schwarmas, some model named Alexander Uloom, her "favorite" artist Pitbull, Zumba, and Miranda Kerr. The fact that she screeched like a damn kid in a nice restaurant was priceless. As for my secret santa, my gurl Andreina did so good. My christian queen got me a brow mascara by Benefit that I've been wanting to try for so long and Clinique's dark spot correcting serum. I'm a frugal hunty, so the fact that she got me the serum was honestly enough but then she got the brow mascara to make my brows on fleek? Yasss, gurl. I'm feeling truly #Blessed. But seriously, I really do appreciate what she did for me. Like, she didn't have to get me things I literally wanted, but the fact that she did meant so much to me. 
Anyway, I hope y'all got what you wanted for Christmas and had such a lovely holiday season. Byeeeee.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Winter 2014/15 Playlist

So many of my favorite tracks from this year in this playlist. From pretty AB's knockout debut album to soft vocals with Tinashe and Banks to "this is my jam and let me dance, sis!!" tracks by Basement Jaxx and Les Sins to going back to my indie roots with The Drums and Chet Falker to SBTRKT's Radio 1 Benji B takeover tracks to finally some good ol' Destiny's Child, this playlist pretty much encompasses everything I love. Enjoy!


xoxo
Tony