Saturday, March 10, 2012

Happy Birthday Barbie!

On Friday, Barbie celebrated her fifty-third birthday and throughout her two decades as Mattel's most iconic merchandise, George and Margaret Roberts daughter has been a busy girl. From architect to McDonald's cashier, plastic surgeon to United States Air Force Thunderbirds pilot, Barbie has had sixty-three careers (the next time someone questions your career path, tell them Barbie's your role model). As recognition of Barbara Millicent Roberts cultural impact, here are a quartet of women who made life modeled in plastic just as fantastic.

 In 2012, Shawn Johnson should join Barbie as a two time Olympian and hopefully Barbie will join Shawn as a Dancing With The Stars champion.

Diane von Furstenberg and Barbie may each line the catwalk with some fierce skirts and stilettos, but Skipper's sister simply can't match the wrap dress.

Barbie never received the two billlion pairs of eyes which watched Kate and William's wedding, though Barbie has been a princess since 1990 while Kate is only princess consort.

Hilary Clinton may not have achieved the Oval Office, which Barbie attained in 2000. However, Barbie has never served as First Lady, Senator, or Secretary of State.

Friday, March 9, 2012

International Loves

International Women's Day, a celebration both of female economic, political and social achievements and of respect, appreciation, and love towards women, was celebrated for the thirty-fifth year Thursday. In honor of one of the world's most obviously significant holidays (duh), below are five international women I absolutely adore.

Whenever I think Kate Hudson (USA), I think this Marchesa gown which I would seriously wear to bed every night if I owned it.  You can never (stress NEVER) go wrong with white on the red carpet.

Sara Ramirez (Mexico) was so scorching in this Tadashi Shoji LBD, George O'Malley begged God for another fifteen minutes of life. Muy Callie-ente!

If Nicole Kidman (Australia) ever thinks of exchanging her natural hair color for the blonde locks she expiramented with, she should remember or someone should show her a picture of the Grammy Awards when she rocked this Jean Paul Gaultier gown. Perfection!

Kate Winslet (England) once spoke of flying and she absolutely soars in this form fitting Yves Saint Laurent one shoulder. She is a porcelain doll.

Natalie Portman (Israel) is three cups of adorable, two ounces of enchanting, and one tablespoon of precious in this Rodarte gown. Most dressed baby bump ever.

Like A Shot Of Pure Gold

My latest obsession and argueably the most outspoken and unique artist since Lady Gaga is twenty-three year old British sensation Jessie J. She may have started her career quietly, co-writing "Party In The USA" for Miley Cyrus, but with a pair of Billboard UK number one's (Price Tag and Domino), a number eleven album on the Billboard Hot 200, and a stint as judge on the British version of "The Voice," Jessie has established a presence which could allow her "Heartbeats" to one day accomplish the unthinkable, challenge the "Little Monsters." And can we even discuss her fashion...

Every second was a highlight for Jessie when she rocked this disco ball inspired Julien MacDonald gown at the 2012 Grammys.

 Jessie achieved the impossible, accessorizing and exceeding these printed pants with black and gold bracelets and a pair of glasses as a necklace.

Someone text Katy Perry and let her know this is how an extraterrestrial accents purple hair.

 Jessie has me infatuated with this exotic one shoulder green mini-dress. The dragon vibe of the frock was fabulous enough, but the button detail down her leg and the shoes are totes amaze.

I may not be in love with this look, but who cannot respect someone who pairs a black bandeau zip-up and an Oscar gold jacket with those pants?

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Rising From The Ground

Demi Lovato's MTV documentary 'Stay Strong,' which chronicles the 'Skyscraper' singer's November 2010-January 2011 rehab stay, premiered Tuesday evening. Since her stay in treatment, Demi has courageously spoken out about the bulimia and self-injury that threatened her life.

As a Seventeen Magazine Contributing Editor, Demi has further discussed her personal issues as part of a larger campaign called "Love is Louder than the Pressure to Be Perfect", directed towards teen girls. If you or someone you know, whether boy or girl, is struggling with an eating disorder, mental health issues or self-injury, visit or call the National Youth Crisis Hotline at 800-488-4663.

Below are some of Demi's best post treatment moments.
In one of her first public appearances, post treatment, Demi is looking happy and free spirited.

At the American Latin Music Awards, Demi shines in this nude colored gown.

Demi looks excited and inspired at an HTC event.
Looking fierce and sexy at the MTV Music Awards, Demi defended girls with curves.

Demi looks beautiful at the 2012 People's Choice Awards.

Demi looking very upbeat and energetic after a fun day of shopping.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

If You Don't Know, Now You Know

Juicy Couture Spring/Summer 2012 Collection is so fabulous, it has me obsessing. It is very LA themed, which I die for, and it is full of bright, fun colors and prints. I urge everyone to make a visit to their website or store sometime in the near future, to check out their amazing pieces which will have you virtually tasting palm trees and sand. Below are my Juicy Couture must haves for Spring/Summer 2012. 

This gorgeous Flowerbomb Jacket is $328 and goes perfectly with the cute shirt below.

These super comfy Jean Leggings are $128.

This relaxed Basic Layering Tank is just $38 and goes perfect with the skirt below.

This beach vibe Boxy Crew Tee is $78.

This Pave Silver Starter Bracelet is $58. The charms below are perfect to attach to your starter bracelet or starter necklace.

Get Juicy's 'Couture Couture' 1.7oz fragrance for $69 and smell heavenly all through the warm weathered seasons.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Lighten Up

One of Spring's signature shades this year is pastels, which I am absolutely in love with. I have seen so much lately. It truly excites me because it makes me feel confidant that winter has finally come and gone. One of the most popular ways through which pastels have shown their presence, and you should consider this for your next event is in dresses and gowns. Below are some gorgeous pastel frocks worn by some of our favorite celebrities.

Emma Stone looking elegant and flawless at The Help premiere.

Rachel McAdams looking flirty yet sexy while at The Vow premiere.

At an award show, Taylor Swift looks adorable and sweet.

Fit To Print

This Spring, we run into some fabulous patterned jeans that may shock, interest, and even excite you. While many celebrities have been seen wearing them, I have also seen many girls around town or while out shopping sporting these awesome jeans. I found an adorable pair this past weekend, while shopping, that I am dying to purchase. Printed jeans give us freedom to add boldness, sass, and self-confidence to any outfit.

Jenna Dewan-Tatum rocks these awesome floral printed skinny jeans with a cute fedora. She adds a solid top and cute nude flats to simplify the look.

Jessica Alba goes for a much brighter look with these bold flower printed pants while adding a solid orange top and mint colored heels. She expresses more pops of color while adding a two toned green, knee length jacket.

While preparing to board a flight, Fergie looks ferg-a-licious strutting these fabulous printed pants, and adding a solid top and vest, black wedge and simple handbag.

Get an inspired Jenna Dewan-Tatum skinny jean: Blue Flamingo Print Super Skinny Jeans at is just $40.