Happy Birthday Diana Ross

diana rossThe soulful Diana Ross turns another year older today!! I’ve read the nicest things about this woman and it only makes me wish I’d run into her at a super market to say hello. If that happen, I know there is no way I’d be gutsy enough to approach her.  She is one of the most stylish diva’s out there. Happy Birthday Diana!!

Celebrity Style: Oscar Fashion 2013

Oscar fashion is always hit or miss but this year all the stars looked elegantly glamorous.

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Amy Adams in Oscar de la Renta -Nominated for Supporting Role for The Master

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Best Actress Nominee Quvenzhane Wallis for Beast of the Southern Wild

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Best Supporting Actress Winner Anne Hathaway in Prada for her amazing performance in Les Miserables

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Naomi Watts looked stunning in Armani

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Best Actress Winner Jennifer Lawrence stole the show in a beautiful Dior Gown

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Best Original Song Winner Adele keeping it classy in Jenny Packham

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Django Star Kerry Washington looked chic in Miu Miu

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Nicole Kidman Wearing L’Wren Scott

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Sally Field looked beautiful in a red ruffled trimmed gown.

all photos: Getty Images

Rebel Girl: Isabella Blow

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She is an iconic female in the fashion world who still inspires today. Before Lady Gaga there was Isabella- but those two ladies are in no way to be compared. Isabella Blow is someone who influenced people in high fashion and styled some of the greats.  Isabella lived a dream in a world that included Alexander McQueen, Anna Wintour and Andre Leon Talley to name a few. She was a muse for the great man behind all those crazy hats, Philip Treacy. It’s a dream that only few will grasp in this lifetime. I’ve been reading, “Blow by Blow” written by her husband Detmar Blow and its very factual and emotional. It gets you caught up in the turmoil she’s succumbed to throughout her life and it only makes you idolize her more. Then you realize no one has it easy in life. From here on out I believe Isabella’s iconic fashion, artistry and perseverance will transcend.

Araks Fall 2013 Ready to Wear

Araks Yeramyan  is known for her androgynous and flawless designs. She was a Marc Jacobs intern, on the J Crew design team and has an established lingerie collection.  The Araks Fall RTW collection is a coalesce of Tahitian florals meets night-time getaway. The straight lines and Edwardian silhouettes makes the collection reminiscent of Katherine Hepburn’s androgynous style. araks_032 araks_031 araks_024 araks_023 araks_021 araks_019 araks_012 araks_006 araks_005 araks_003 araks_002

*all photos by Gregory Harris

Happy Birthday Mia Farrow

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Celebrate Mia Farrow’s birthday today! She starred in lots of classic films including Rosemary’s Baby, which was her first leading role. She is a former fashion model and her resume includes 12 Woody Allen films. One of her recent roles is in the film Dark Horse written and directed by one of my favorites Todd Solondz. His films are so unexpected and jaw dropping! If you’re in the LA area you can head down to Cinefamily tonight to see Farrow in the 1977 film Full Circle. Recently Farrow has been recognized as a humanitarian and activist. Check out her site to see what you can do to help.

*Photo Mia Farrow, May 4, 1967, age 22. Photo: Getty Images

She & Him Summer Tour 2013

M.Ward and Zooey have announced their North American summer tour dates and the release date of Volume 3. The duo hit the stage in LA at the Hollywood Bowl with Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell on June 23rd. Sounds like a summer event not too be missed. For more details about the show and the rest of the tour check out their show page here. Volume 3 will be released May 7, 2013.

Thu, Jun 13 — Nashville, TN — Ryman Auditorium
Sat, Jun 15 — Grand Prairie, TX — Verizon Wireless @ Grand Prairie
Sun, Jun 16 — Austin, TX — ACL Live at the Moody Theatre
Tue, Jun 18 — Tempe, AZ — Comerica Theatre
Wed, Jun 19 — Las Vegas, NV — The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Fri, Jun 21 — San Diego, CA — SDSU Open Air Theatre
Sat, Jun 22 — Berkeley, CA — Greek Theatre *
Sun, Jun 23 — Los Angeles, CA — Hollywood Bowl *
Tue, Jun 25 — Salt Lake City, UT — Red Butte Gardens
Thu, Jun 27 — Council Bluffs, IA — Harrah’s Stir Cove
Sat, Jun 29 — Chicago, IL — Aragon Ballroom #
Mon, Jul 01 — Ann Arbor, MI — Hill Auditorium #
Wed, Jul 03 — Montreal, QC — Montreal Jazz Festival – Symphony Hall #
Thu, Jul 04 — Toronto, ON — Toronto Urban Roots Festival #
Sat, Jul 06 — New York, NY — Summerstage, Central Park #
Tue, Jul 09 — Philadelphia, PA — Mann Center for Performing Arts #
Wed, Jul 10 — Boston, MA — Bank of America Pavillion #
Thu, Jul 11 — Vienna, VA — Filene Center at Wolf Trap #

* with Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell
# with Camera Obscura

Golden Globes Style 2013

The 70th Annual Golden Globes were hosted by funny ladies Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. The night included a special guest-Bill Clinton, who introduced the film Lincoln for its Best Movie nomination. Cecil B. Demille award went to Jodie Foster who gave a powerful and tearjerker acceptance speech. The night was grand for Lena Dunham and her show Girls. Is it something I should be watching?  And of course the red carpet was fashionably crowded with designs by L’Wren Scott, Vera Wang, Oscar de la Renta and many more. See some of my favorite gowns below:

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Amy Adams in Marchesa- Nominated for Best Supporting Actress for The Master

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Adele looking elegant in Burberry- Winner for Best Song Skyfall

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Anne Hathaway keeps it classy in Chanel-Winner for Best Supporting Actress for Les Miserables

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Zooey looking chic as always in Oscar de la Renta- Nominated for Best Actress in a TV Comedy for New Girl

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Funny lady Julia Louis-Dreyfus wearing Vera Wang- Nominated for Best Actress in a TV Comedy for Veep

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Claire Danes wearing Versace- Winner for Best Actress in a TV Drama for Homeland. Oh Claire you’ll always be Angela from My So Called Life.

*All Images: Getty Images