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ELLE’s 2012 Woman of Hollywood! Octavia Spencer!

8 Oct
Octavia Spencer

Octavia, Academy Award winner

Congratulations to the beautiful Octavia Spencer, 2012’s Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress Academy and Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress winner!

Plus a few other spectacular Hollywood favorites, like Emma Watson, Sara Jessica Parker and Elle Fanning!

They all made ELLE’s list for 2012’s Woman of Hollywood!
Dont’ they  all rock!  Hard working woman, which we love, Love, LOVE!!!!!!!!!!

Check out the highlights of ELLE’s November issue!

Double scoop of ice cream, if you can guess who is Ellie Fanning’s sister?  Or what Octavia Spencer’s favorite dish!  🙂

 

 

Letia 🙂

GQ Magazine with Denzel Washington! A Great Pair!

20 Sep

A men’s suit, the perfect tie – followed by the shoes!   I could write a lot, but I will let the photos speak for themselves!

GQ Magazine with two-time Oscar winner and box-office  Denzel Washington!  A great pair!

To read excerpts of his interview with Michael Haney on his childhood, Whitney Houston and family with great photos by Nathaniel Goldberg, click here .

GQ’s October issue hits newsstands this week!

Enjoy! Letia 🙂

Ahhh! Who knows the two films, Denzel Washington received his two Oscar awards (the beautiful gold statues)?

What a J LO Inspiration…Jennifer Lopez

9 Oct

Jennifer Lopez….the multi-tasker! This is a business woman who knows, while I’ve got the opportunity, let me make the best of it!  I can do this, I can be a…

  • Actress
  • American Idol judge
  • Singer/Dancer
  • Mother of two beautiful children
  • Loreal Paris global brand ambassador
  • Gillete Venus campaign model/spokesperson
  • Fiat 500 campaign model
  • Fashion Designer
  • Perfume
  • Charity fundraiser
  • …….plus more!

In September, her new collection was released to Kohl’s Department stores and the feedback has been wonderful; displayed by the sales!  Her style, whether on a Hollywood red carpet or sitting on a American Idol panel as a judge – everyone is interested!

Kohl’s Department store describes Jennifer Lopez’s her collection as contemporary and sexy!  Their slogan of “Expect great things when you shop at Kohls“, is backed up by her line.  Placing her collection here was an excellent choice!   Simply Vera,Vera Wang is there, Dana Buchman, Elle and Daisy Fuentes to name a few other designers are at Kohl’s too!

More and more designers are making their designs affordable; letting the consumer know that they are accessible!  Which is wonderful; who would not want to know that they are wearing a designer inspired piece of clothing – by the designer themselves!   So it’s a great marketing venture and it makes the woman feel great! Feel like a truly fashionista!!!

I reviewed the collection and my favorite is this crazy print wrap dress!  And as a secret, it has shapewear built in!   It was originally priced at $65.00, now on sale for $45.00!!!  Great for the budget!!!!

Feather faux wrap dress

Matter of fact, I purchased the item and can’t wait to wear it at an upcoming event that I will be attending!  I have these Donald J Pliner  stretchy distressed suede boots I brought and they should pair up nicely!

Stretchy Distressed Boots

 

Now if you like her style there is a complete line, from clothing to home items!  As the new year arises, new items will be introduced to the collection.  If interested, go to the store first….then check at the Kohl’s website for Jennifer Lopez; just to see if there is any item that maybe not necessarily in the store, but warehoused stock and on sale!
  • As we watch Jennifer Lopez in the months ahead, her brand will continue to grow!  This 40+ year old woman is making sure she continues to do what she loves and to date; besides all the ups and downs… she DOING IT!
  • As a decorator, I will be looking out for the home collection to expand!  I would love to see more bedroom ensembles and bath accessories.  I love her Kohl’s ad, it definitely shows are sense of humor!!  Sees one of them and some behind the scenes footage below!
  • Before you ask, or you may not ask….I love her song “Papi” from her latest CD!  and….Psst!  So you know Kohl’s has 99 cents shipping too!!! So cool!!! 🙂
Photos courtesy of Kohls Dept Store,  videos by Kohls Offical via YouTube and NM – Neiman Marcus
 
 
 
Letia 🙂

Katy Perry’s Hollywood Glam for InStyle!!!!!!

24 Sep

For those who what to see how Katy Perry has transcends her look to Hollywood Glam with an edge of having a hair styled to perfection, even it’s cotton candy pink!

Take a look at behind the scenes footage of her photo shoot with InStyle Magazine!

Hot artist, hot look and a hot video too!

InStyle Magazine really did IT this month…make sure you pick up a copy; it’s the October issue!

What a great interview!

Then take a look at the next video of her latest hit…one of my favorites!  Enjoy!

Lee 🙂

Edith Head, an American Icon!

3 Jan

Edith Head

You cannot even have a discussion about Fashion, without somehow mentioning Edith Head!  Even if her name may not be mentioned, the mere fact of her style is always often referred to! ALWAYS!

Who is Edith Head? Born on October 28, 1927 and died 4 days before her 84th birthday on October 24, 1981.  She was an iconic American costume designer, known in Hollywood for setting the history of being bestowed with 8 Academy awards for a woman!  Her star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame; is evidence of her brillance, shown through her work.

Let me just say, that Edith Head had a total of 35 nominations for costume design!  She was known as the designer for the leading ladies in Hollywood’s, the  female stars during the 40’s and 50’s!   I am an old movie buff, I love the clothing designs depicted and they never seem to go out of style.  Edith Head played a major role in this.  Often when looking at a movie starring Ginger Rogers, Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn or Elizabeth Taylor <to name a few>, the movie goers would often memorize what they were wearing; anxiously awaiting Vogue patterns to be released for everyone to sew!

Although Edith Head, first was employed by Paramount, she was a sort out designer out of the studio!  A ‘must have’ phenomena! She later worked for Universal Studios.  These were America’s top filming studios and as television productions were beginning to be introduced, her talent was often requested, making her a famous television costume designer too!

It is very important to know how film concepts are created and how it always comes back to Fashion.  Edith Head’s trademark were her dark glasses and Dutch boy hair cut.  She had very pale porcelain skin.  This look was not considered Hollywood glam and because it was different, her fame made it her trademark.  This made it acceptable and was considered the “Edith Head Look”.  Later she would change her style a bit, emulating an Asian style with a chignon; however she was always recognizable.

Although, Edith Head died in 1981, she was sort of reincarnated in 2004 by Disney for Pixar Films in The Incredibles!  The character Edna “E” Mode who was also a fashion designer in the film, designing the costumes of the super-hero family.  Similarities were set purposely.

Edna E Mode

The character’s round glasses paid a perfect and undoubtably homage to Edith Head!   Edna E Mode will be assisting me through the year too!  So when you see her picture, she will be providing some great tips!  Now also, even the Academy Award winning actress Linda Hunt reminds you also of Edith Head, for she wears the Dutch-boy hair cut and black rounded glasses in her character, she is part of the cast of CBS’s NCIS Los Angeles.

Christian Siriano

How about Fashion designer Christian Siriano?  His dark glasses; they pay homage too! <I love his work also, icon in the making too!>.

There have been theatre plays about Edith Head, about her life, books written, many commentaries on the era she represented.  Her work was absolutely extraordinary in my opinion.  So when discussing fashion designers, you cannot forget her, for Edith Head’s designs are still present today; it’s truly timeless.  Although set in the 1960’s, AMC’s Mad Men reminds you of her designs too!

As we are approaching Fashion Week soon, this leads to my segway <smile>, I wanted to speak about the book, I just finished:  Edith Head: The Fifty-Year Career of Hollywood’s Greatest Costume Designer by Jay Jorgensen (publ. 10/2010).

If interested in learning more about the costume designer and see true depictions of her work across the board, I recommend this book!  Nicely done and it’s hardcover.

The photography and the beautiful illustrations depicted would be a great book to give to a young designer or anyone intrigued by the 1940 – 1950’s Fashions; Edith Head was a contributor!  If you are unable to buy the book, please go to http://www.youtube.com and search for Edith Head, there are  a few informative videos available too!

Update! 10/28/2013 marks Edith Head’s 116th birthday, Google has celebrated by making their banner all about Edith’s designs!

 

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Be Well – Letia 🙂

*Photo of Edith’s Head sketch for Lucille Ball provided by Lucy_Fan’s photostream, Edna E Mode photo by Disney for Pixar Films and book cover photo by Amazon.com.

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