January 27, 2012

The United States (as seen by NYers)

In honor of the Giants making it to the big game, I thought I'd share this fun map depicting how the lovely folks from New York City view the good ole US of A.   Being from Texas, and having lived in NYC for 5 years, I can attest to the fact that this map is rather accurate.

And in all honestly, I started to somewhat assimilate to this view of our lovely country - well, except for Texas, of course!  After all, we (Texas) were once our OWN country (read: we got LOTS of state pride, and do not include ourselves in "The South").  Hope this gives you a good chuckle!  Happy Friday!

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January 17, 2012

Golden Globes 2012 Recap

The Golden Globes red carpet is always the best... maybe a close 2nd to the Met Gala. Either way, this is an event where celebrities take chances.  Sometimes it works... and sometimes it doesn't.  Here are some examples of each, in my opinion.

Rocker Chic - these ladies put a little extra 'bad ass' into their looks on Sunday!

Selma Hayek in Gucci
Claire Dane in J Mendel
Rooney Mara in Nina Ricci
Weird. Sorry. - these are the looks that were just horrible.  Chances gone wrong, perhaps?  Or just bad stylists...

Kelly Osbourne in Zac Posen - unflattering. gray hair. that is all.
Piper Perabo in Theyskens' Theory - she seemed drunk on the red carpet, but at least she was having fun!
Sarah Michelle Gellar in Monique Lhullier - I love a good tie dye, but not in an evening gown.
Angelina Jolie in Versace - I know a lot of people probably disagree with me here, but I just do NOT like this combination of Ivory and Red.  I think it washes her out and she's not curvy enough to pull off that cut.
Simply elegant - just beautiful ladies in simply beautiful dresses!

Emma Stone in Lanvin - the make up, the color, the accessories! Love. Her.
Charlize Theron in Dior
Heidi Klum in Calvin Klein
We'll see if I get around to recapping any of the other award shows... Happy Tuesday!