Saturday, March 24, 2012

Panem Presence

The Hunger Games, the extremely anticipated adaptation of Suzanne Collins trilogy of novels which chronicle a cutthroat competition between twenty-four teenagers, earned $68.25 million Friday, the fifth most impressive opening night ever. In recognition of the film whose tier includes Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part Two and Twilight’s trio of sequels, here are three spectacular moments from Panem’s headline trinity.

Jennifer Lawrence shined in this adorable asymmetric Louis Vuitton gown at the 2011 Golden Globes. Her look was completed with saucy stilettos and perfectly matching nail polish.

Liam Hots.. I mean Hemsworth, to die for even in a simple t-shirt and jeans, is seriously one of the best dressed males in Hollywood.

Josh Hutcherson sets the standard for a simultaneously casual and fun look as he pairs a blue tie with a plain button up. He rolls the sleeves to make it more mellow.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Lizzie McGuire Is A Mommy

Hilary Duff expecting is so yesterday. The twenty-four yeard old actress and wife of former NHL Center Mike Comrie birthed the couple's first child; a seven pound, six ounce boy; Luca Cruz. Congratulations Hilary, a newborn and a new film within two weeks, spring is definitely your season.

Hilary mingles sophisticated and subdued in this casual sweater, fabulous chunky necklace, and sleek black bag.

Looking light and refreshing, Hilary struts an adorable multi blue maxi dress which she compliments with a brown hobo bag and sunnies.

Hilary is simply precious as she sports a comfortable red-orange and pink long sleeved top, floral patterned scarf, and the most fashionable item of all, her baby bump.

Rocking these fun fringe boots, Hilary simultaneously mellows and pierces darker colors with a gray sweater and a pop of green sassy scarf.

This ruffle, sinched top is simply fantastic. Hilary adds to the ensemble jean shorts, casual brown biker boots, and a fun and awesome printed tote.

Looking as sweet as ever, Mike and Hilary pose with the would be mom wearing a simple and warm sweater, while the father to be goes casual in dark jeans and a gray t-shirt.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Slithering Stylishly Into Spring

Snakeskin fashion has struck with ferocity as many celebs have shed winter rocking this spectacular pattern. From belts, handbags, and jewelry to jackets, pants, tops, and shoes, all in an ample assortment of muted and vibrant colors, anyone can easily infuse serpeant into their personal style. Below are some of the best ways. 

Gwen Stefani flaunts these super fab snakeskin skinny's and shows us how to layer with a black and white t-shirt. She complets the outfit with an epic neon pink jacket.

Kourtney Kardashian knows fashion. Kourt runs the town in this funky yellow snakeskin jumper accented with nude pumps and an orange Birkin bag for a pop of color.

Jessica Simpson looks radiant at her baby shower in a blue snakeskin maxi dress. The look, perfected with braided and wavy hair is an immaculate choice for any soon to be mommy.

Crush on these spectacular snakeskin options.

At Nordstrom you can get this chic MICHAEL Michael Kors 'Jet Set' Tote for $298.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Viva La Gaga

On March 6, Lady Gaga verified her extensive influence and prominence, surpassing the previously unfathomable accumulation of twenty million Twitter followers. One week prior, the winner of thirteen MTV Video Music Awards and seven Grammy Awards underscored her commitment to those who would grant her this milestone launching the Born This Way Foundation "dedicated to creating a safe community that helps connect young people with the skills and opportunities they need to build a braver, kinder world."

In recognition of her foundation, followers, and this sixth anniversary of Twitter, I present a collage of Stephanie Germanotta's most spectacular moments.

Lady Gaga, rocking a yolk colored, latex infused ensemble, performs "Born This Way" for the first time at the 53rd Grammy Awards. Gaga began her performance as she had that evening, encased inside an egg. 

Gaga struts a comic book inspired colorful jacket and pants while out and about. Her teal locks add just the right touch to this radiant outfit.

Looking elegant as ONLY she can, Lady G flaunts a white lace dress with a black tie belt, uber large layered hat, and sunnies. 

After inciting widespread controversy with her infamous meat dress, GLAAD's 2010 Outstanding Music Artist explained the frock was a protest against the United States miltary's now abolished Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy, which targeted gay and lesbian soldiers. "If we don't fight for our rights, pretty soon we're going to have as much rights as the meat on our bones," she said.

Lady Gaga won huge at the 2011 MTV European Music Awards, capturing Best Female, Best Song, Best Video, and Biggest Fans (Duh!). The You and I songstress shimmered in a silver snake skin textured dress with green sparkly eyebrows and blue sparkly lips pops of color.

This Means Bump

Academy Award, Golden Globe, and MTV Movie Award winning actress Reese Witherspoon is twelve weeks pregnant with her third child, her first with husband of twelve months Jim Toth, according to People Magazine. As a fan of Reese, I am so ecstatic for her and Jim. After all she has been through, she deserves the world of happiness!

Reese sets the style standard for every female of any age in this casual and cute denim dress, caramel colored handbag, and sunnies.

Looking sassy and fun, Reese pairs her navy skirt with a navy and white striped t-shirt. She adds a little spunk to her outfit with some smashing nude wedges.

The "It Girl" rocks a boho casual look with an adorable checked top, skinny jeans, strappy sandals and Ray Ban sunnies.

Wearing a darling hat, simple mocha colored sweater, and jeans, Reese completes her ensemble with a luscious snake skin handbag and pop of color turquoise necklace.

As classy as ever, the All-American girl certainly knows how to evoke Audrey Hepburn with an LBD, precious black flats, and her hair in a bun.

Reese leaves church with her family looking bright and sweet in a white dress and jacket on a Sunday afternoon. We can't wait until Ava and Deacon walk with their new baby brother or sister this fall.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Second Chances, Duel Supremacy, & A Spectacular Pair Of Pants

During Fashion Star’s second episode, Kara Laricks resurrection ignited a game of show me yours and I’ll show you more, Nzimiro Oputa and Sarah Parrott showed consistency is an incomparable accessory, and Oscar Fierro could not skirt elimination again. Check out the quartet of designs which H&M, Macy’s, and Saks purchased this week.

Lisa Vian Hunter was selected by Macy's ($99). This design had me obsessed, screaming at the TV with excitement, ready to hit the store in the morning. Easily worn to a summer party or church on Sunday.

While Nzimiro Oputa was chosen by H&M last week, he was the apple of Macy's eye. ($70). This contrast - trim western shirt is easily worn to work on a weekday or an afternoon lunch on the weekend.

Kara Laricks was ultimately chosen after Saks scorched H&M in a bidding war ($325). This Plaid Shift Dress, depending on how you accessorize it, can be worn for a more casual night out or fancy event evening.

For the second week in a row, Sarah Parrott was chosen by H&M ($20). These simple, sophisticated tuxedo pants are perfect for work, play, or your next major experience. They sold out in twenty minutes online, but be sure to check your local H&M store tomorrow morning, as a select few pairs still remain.

Lovely In Lilac

This spring's hottest lip color is Lilac. It is fresh, gorgeous, vibrant, and the greatest part of all is this color looks smashing on just about anyone. You just have to find the right shade for your skin tone. If you have fair skin, aim for a lips with more of a pink tone and if you have medium to dark skin, look for lip color that skews more violet. Below are some adorable celebrities who rock this sassy color.

Cameron Diaz rocks lilac with her medium skin tone complimenting her beach waves and piercing blue eyes.

My girl crush, Katy Perry sparkles in this popular lip color while promoting her fragrance. This particular tint looks beautiful against her fair skin.

Ashley Greene knows how to wear this shade of lilac while at the Twilight Saga Eclipse premiere. It looks elegant and feminine against her fair to medium skin tone and light brown hair.

Get lovely lilac lips below.

She Who Has FinAlly Been Named

Last night, Mona, who Spencer once infuriately described as “five feet of insidious snark with a side ponytail,” informed Melissa’s sister she was “A” all along. While I believe (and I hope) Mona merely is one of A’s minions and not the texting terror herself, enjoy some of her fabulous looks this season.

Looking super elegant, Mona owns this simple printed blouse and black skirt. She pairs a unique gold belt and adds a side pony tail to perfect the look.

Mona, radiating a mysterious vibe, rocks this amazing acryllic silver top. She pairs it with dark blue jeans and flirty beach waved hair.

This super sweet detailed, leopard top looks perfect on Mona, complimenting her skin tone with the perfect glow. As always, she makes sure her hair is spectacular and adds a pop of color with a flower necklace.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Got A Secret, Can You Keep It?

On Pretty Little Liars second season finale, “A” the every where every moment every episode villain who has tortured Aria, Emily, Hanna, Spencer will finally be revealed! (OMG! You’ve been watching this show right?) I’ll have a special post tomorrow all about they who were previously just an initial, but for now, enjoy some of my favorite looks from ABC Family’s most fabulous foursome.

Hanna (Ashley Benson) owns this amazing snakeskin jacket accentuating it with a bold pop of blue and an adorable necklace to complete the outfit.

Aria (Lucy Hale) rocks this denim dress with studded shoulders. This outfit while edgy is still tasteful for just about any occasion.

As always, Spencer (Troian Bellisario) keeps it classy and sweet with an elaborately detailed see through top which she underscores with a dark hue to give this ensemble the full effect. She accessorizes the look with a beaded necklace.

Emily (Shay Mitchell), the athlete of the quartet, shows us how to perfectly flaunt a bright, fun colored dress while her rockin' studded belt adds some scorch to the sunshine.

Find out who "A" is tonight at 8 pm and tweet with me @hannahkooc and my boyfriend @raymondsmalley using the hashtag #ADay!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

An Attitude For All

During this week’s episode of Khloe and Lamar, the youngest Kardashian sister, via her trademark mixture of candor, humor, and sarcasm, provided an example any female and every female who is struggling with self image should mirror. Self confidence is fundamental for confronting, combating, and conquering your haters. Thanks for inspiring us Khloe. You Rock!

Khloe is simply flawless with this look. Her poise and spunk echo the outfit's shimmer and shine and she completes the ensemble with a dazzling cocktail ring.

Khloe's emphatic red denim is a model for how any woman can shed size through their clothing. Her jeans, paired with a unique top and neutral purse, elongate her leg, immediately drawing attention to what is obviously her premiere asset (besides Lamar of course).

Looking sweet and sexy in this sparkly mini, Khloe knows exactly how to show off her previously mentioned best feature.

Khloe's duel blend of captivating silliness and supreme confidence radiates through both her ensemble, a cream trench and smashing wedges; and her perfectly chosen accessories, bangles, a floppy hat, a neon pink Louis Vuitton, and oversized sunnies.

While all of the Kardashians sizzle at their collection's premiere, Khloe, with her selection of a blazer and leopard mini from the trio's Sears line, is the sister who clearly owns this moment.

Magnifique à Paris

Paris Fashion Week has wrapped with Balmain, Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton, Tom Ford, and more rocking the runway before the eyes of celebrity and fashion's elite.  Below are a few of my favs whose ensembles were as major as the ones they were watching.

I always love Katy Perry. The Smurf's star has curves, which she totally knows how to own, and blue hair, which she couldn't have styled more flawlessly. Can we just say smurfalish!

Mila Kunis rocks a classy white coat and simple lace dress. I absolutely love this look but I wish she would have worn her hair in a bun, more resembling Audrey Hepburn.

Jessica Alba sparkles in an adorable blouse and skirt while sitting front row at the Lanvin fashion show.