Tagged: lupita Nyong’o

Selfies out & Birkenstocks in, according to report

birksSo news comes that selfies are no longer in fashion according to a new report…

E-cigarette company Vapestick carried out a poll on 20-somethings to find out what would be the ‘cool’ trends of this year and what was totally out. 

According to dailymail.co.uk, selfies topped the list of things that are totally not cool for 2014. Selfies have been big news already this year, woth the #nomakeupselfie cancer campaign raising millions for breast cancer charities. However, it may be this kind of widespread exposure that has means people in their 20s are really not into them anymore.

Dating app Tinder came second in the list. This sees users being able to scroll through potential lovers on their phone and only contact the person if both people like each other. This was followed by dungarees, platform heels, bum bags, kale (?) and Miley Cyrus.

Meanwhile, when it came to what is totally in, according to the report, Birkenstocks took the top space. Yep, the slightly ugly and non-flattering shoes (see right) which originated in the 60’s are apparently going to be all the rage this year. This was followed in the ‘hot’ list by baking, socks and sandals (erm), Lupita Nyong’o and Voga.

I don’t know about you, but to me this list sounds very strange. I mean, since when has socks and sandals EVER been okay?

Let me know if you really think the selfie is dead and if you are going to be working some birkenstocks… 


SAG Awards 2014: fashion verdict

We’ve only just had the excitement of all of the stunning dresses at the Golden Globes.

However, us red carpet fans have been treated to another big fashion event this week as the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) awards were hosted yesterday (Saturday 19) in LA.

Now, ‘American Hustle’ took the big movie gong of the night – winning the top honour of the Screen Actors Guild award. However who won in the fashion stakes?

Find out who I thought did below…


Lupita Nyong'o - GucciI don’t think that there is anybody else that can be crowned as the winner of this fash-off, other than Lupita Nyong’o. The 31-year-old looked absolutely radiant in her Gucci gown.

Stunningly finished with an embellished flower neckline, the dress fitted Lupita to perfection, showing of her slender figure. The colour of the dress, which she also teamed as her eyeshadow shade, also looked absolutely amazing with her skin tone.

As well as winning in the style stakes, the actress also picked up  Best Supporting Actress for her role in ’12 Years A Slave’ at the awards – topping of her night perfectly.

As well as Lupita, there were also some other ladies working it on the red carpet. This included Amy Adams, who looked every inch the Hollywood starlet in her Antonio Berardi. Elisabeth Moss was also totally working it her a red Michael Kors gown, as was Jennifer Garner in her simple, yet elegant MAX MARA strapless gown and drop earrings.

Jennifer Lawrence also got it totally right at the awards, after some criticised her dress at the Globes. She was rocking a sparkling strapless Christian Dior number that totally was right for her, considering her young age.

Then we had Helen Mirren, who was totally working it for the more mature lady in her Escada number, whilst Kelly Osborne dress perfect for her shape in Zac Posen.

Check out all the photos of these stunning ladies below and see if you agree…


Mayim BialikUnfortunately there were some ladies who, in my opinion, got it a tad wrong on the night. 

My award for biggest fashion blunder has to go to ‘The Big Bang Theory’s’ Mayim Bialik, who just went totally overboard will too much lace and purple silk. I would say that maybe the outfit could have looked a bit better if she had a hair down and more done, but I don’t think I can, as that gown is just a monstrosity, I am afraid. 

Closely following Mayim is Emma Thompson. She makes a great actress, however she definitely didn’t do us Brits proud at the award’s on Saturday with her outfit choice. The star wore a vintage gown with an odd pattern on the front and also committed the worse red carpet fashion blunder possible – she wore FLATS. I mean, I am all for a pair of flats in the daytime, but this is a top awards show Emma, make a bit of an effort please!

Clare Danes also didn’t do herself any favours in her Vionnet dress, which had an oddly-coloured see-through neckline as well as garish sequins. Meanwhile Sandra Bullock looked totally uncomfortable in her Lanvin number  and Cate Blanchett‘s pink Givenchy dress just didn’t seem to fit her style whatsoever

Then finally we have Mariah Carey… well, I think the photo speaks for itself. 

Poor effort ladies, must do better next time please!

Do you agree with my fashion hits and misses? Let me know!

Photo credit: Getty images