Oh Mary Kate, we truly appreciate your swagger. We never ever thought of judging you.
Not once. We chalked your oldest absurdities to simple lapses in judgement. We all have them. We’re with you when you must be wondering … can’t a celebrity catch a break? You’ll always get one from us … both when our mouths hang wide open in shock … or in admiration. Like now, for instance. We just caught a glimpse of you and your sister at the Los Angeles premiere of the Hangover. We just love that you’re rockin’ Topshop on any red carpet. You can be our best friend. Continue to keep it real; that printed dress was a nice choice. We also had our eyes on it. It might be our new life in San Francisco finally creepin’ up on me, but those round glasses are a hippie haute we can appreciate. We must find a similar pair of those for many a Bay area music festival. Of course we would like to borrow that Lori Rodkin ring sometime but we’re sure you don’t lend your twenty thousand dollar accessories to just anyone. We wouldn’t either. We can’t identify that other bracelet-ring combo but we’ll settle for taking that one off your hands. Just thought you should know you remain on our radar even if we don’t always mention you.
Gossip Girl’s Leighton Meester singlehandedly made the MTV Awards relevant. I wasn’t planning on commenting on the who, what, and wears of this particular grade of award show; I definitely didn’t watch the red carpet procession but her fit required recognition. The fitted black Emilio De La Morena dress she was wearing was an understated sexy, perfectly on trend with its sheer detail. Those purple suede Brian Atwood booties are beautiful and are nothing to scoff at either. She tops her sophisticated sultry look with a softly pulled back updo, neat with a loose tousle and very natural makeup … lightly pinked lips, bronzed cheeks, and dewy skin. Honor Roll, affirmatively.
We took a few moments to browse and found some more looks that peeked our interest. Sienna Miller always looks flawless. Her green dress is from her own line, Twenty8twelve’s fall collection. That down-to-there dip at back is great. We happen to have a weakness for bare backs. I think it is one of the most beautiful areas on the body. Her Nicholas Kirkwood heels literally sparkle. Makeup is sheer and natural per usual … as if she isn’t wearing any at all.
We wouldn’t usually give Ashley Tisdale kudos for anything but her velvet ‘Gypsi’ wedges from the Paul & Joe women’s line Sister has been on our radar for some time. We love them to death and they are a great pairing to the youthfulness of her leather mini.
Kristen Stewart is super cute. She has a certain allure that is hard to pinpoint exactly. What is it about her? Striking, more so than pretty. Her litle Spiderman-esque dress is awesome and we don’t mind her Converse Chuck Taylors here. We regret that accessories are nil yet somehow it still works.
Last but not least, I don’t even know who Ashley Greene is but there is something early 90’s about her look – very original 90210 – from the deep red lips, body conscious sweetheart dress to the flip of the curls in her hair. We believe there is a conscious science at work and we appreciate her stylist for this one.
To celebrate the brand’s 15th anniversary, founder, creative director, and makeup artist François Nars has decided to resurrect some long-lost nail polish hues from the NARS archives. For a limited time, five vintage nail enamels will be available at $16 each. You can grab yours right now at www.narscosmetics.com.
We’re particularly dying to try Blue Lagoon and Cha Cha Cha, the powdery blue tint and tangerine with hints of gold scream sunshine and ocean breeze. The NARS signature high-gloss finish mixed with the extra durable formula is just the right touch to finish off your pool party look. After all, we’re just three weeks away from summer.