Malan Breton’s Spring 2011 Fashion Week Show

Read all about this beautiful show and see the pix and vids flickr set here!



Malan Breton Fashion Week 2008, Spring 2009

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Click the gorgeous model for many pix and videos of behind the scenes glimpses of Malan Breton’s gorgeous Fashion Week show! ūüôā

Ancient Vintage Fashion Inspiration

Don’t feel bad if you look to past iconic eras of fashion for inspiration, everybody does. The decades that come to mind instantly might be the 70’s or even the 20’s.. sometimes it might be the BC’s!
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Gwyneth Paltrow in Zac Posen at the 2007 Academy Awards

Bratz Movie Review

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My Bratz Movie Review Scroll down past the video and photo galleries. ūüôā

Great Advice and Glam Gowns

image_5168572.jpgCheck out this article from The Atlanta Journal Constitution on top picks for gorgeous gowns and what’s right for your body type. Seriously pretty pictures too. Click below for their tips!

“Whatever style a girl chooses, the dress always needs a few nips and tucks to make it fit her perfectly,” said Thomas Tolbert, owner of Legends in Roswell. “Don’t be afraid of alterations. They only enhance the dress ‚ÄĒ and the wearer.”

Get a head start and find a dress shape that’s best for your body type. Check out our picks for dresses and find yourself the belle of the ball.”
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To The Dance!

The newest trend coming to join those adorable Ballet flats are dresses and gowns inspired by the Ballet too. I love the gowns that aren’t tutus but look like they could swirl and dance the night away and inspire thoughts of fairytales. The Ballet is inspired by fairytales too, so the look goes hand in hand.

“Big-name designers such as Vera Wang and Michael Kors drew from the dance realm when creating their lineups this year” DailyPress.com


“I live near the Joffrey Ballet School, so I see all these ballerinas looking both strong and romantic, sporty and sexy.” Michael Kors

Here are my choices for the top lovely gowns that look like they could go from stage to red carpet to dance effortlessly.

Get The Little Black Dress For Less

White may have dominated the recent Golden Globe’s red carpet but the famed Little Black Dress will never go out of style. Here are some recent party pictures where the “LBD” looked lovely. Below this celebrity gallery check out some amazing sales where you can have this timeless look for so much less, you may be tempted to fill your closet. Photos, Style.com

Byrdie Bell and Tina Chai, in Thakoon, with the designer at a cocktail party thrown in his honor at Maurice Villency. Sabine Heller, in Ruffian, with Annie Churchill, in Thakoon, and Vogue’s Valerie Boster. Tinsley Mortimer and Dabney Mercer, both in dresses by Julie Haus, with Fabiola Beracasa, in Chanel. Marchesa’s Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig, in their own designs.

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Celebrity Fashion At The Golden Globes

53810_drew2_122_422lo-1.jpgHere are some gorgeous fashions from the parties and events in and around the Golden Globes that I thought were lovely. Cameron Diaz, photo credits celebritymound.com

Cameron Diaz and Leonardo DiCaprio, Sheryl Crow, Justin Timberlake and Eva Longoria, Ashley Olsen, Jerry O’Connell and Rebecca Romijn, Michelle Trachtenberg, Molly Sims, Paris Hilton, Vanessa Minnillo, Mischa Barton, Heidi Klum and Seal, Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez, Hilary Swank, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.

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Prom Tuxedo Made From Coke Cans!

can-suit-4.jpgQuite an amazing accomplishment. Like the fun Duct Tape fashions it shows a great way to express your personal creativity. This guy had a can drive where he and his friends collected the cans he needed and then he crushed and shaped and stitched them into a vest, bow-tie and suit jacket. He even created a corsage for his date! Check out all of his pictures here.

Other fun can sites:

  • Lots of fun can crafts on Family Crafts, About.com
  • Canstruction, amazing site of large sculptures made from cans
  • Red Bull, Art Of The Can Contest
  • Profile, Sarah Brightman

    sarah-brightman.jpgSarah Brightman, singer, songwriter and performer, is legendary for her style. She always looks like she is ready for a ball in a fairy kingdom or a visit with Mermaids in Atlantis. Instead of making it look uncomfortable she looks natural to be in gowns and dresses that Cinderella would envy. I think you could grab anything from her closet and be ready for a formal dance or prom. Combine this with an incredible voice and talent she is a true icon of style and substance. Here is a mini “Inspiration Scrapbook” of her looks and glamour. She is proof that beauty and elegance are ageless and timeless.

    “Anything can happen to anyone at any time and you shouldn’t just live through the days, or you lose them. You should do what you can to enjoy every moment.” – Sarah Brightman

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    Real Beauty vs Photoshop Beauty

    evolution_pod_72√ó72.jpgStop allowing others, and yourself, to get you down about your looks and every little line and bump on your face. I guarantee what you look at in magazines is not real. Artists can even touch up frames of films and videos. Need proof? Pictures in magazines are re-touched and if you were to meet those models and celebs in real life they would not look that perfect. Yes they do this on male celebs and models too. Photo, Dove Real Beauty

  • Dove Evolution Film “How did our idea of beauty become so distorted?”
  • Glen Feron, Art of Re-Touching Place your cursor over the pictures to see the before and after.
  • Yossi Bitton Make-up Before and After Gallery
  • Fluid Effect’s Website Click Portfolio, click “agree”, click “before and after”, when the pictures come up click the before button to the left to see the work they did to make it look that perfect.

    1775126497922.jpgSo next time some negative person tries to put you down because you don’t look as special-effects perfect as some girl in a magazine just smile and walk away because you know the truth, and the person being negative to you probably does too. Don’t waste your time. Just be who you are because that magazine perfection is a work of digital art, not real life art, and YOU are a real life work of art. That’s always better than something that ends up in a recycling bin any day. Photo, PRweb

  • Book, “Wonderland: The Story of a Prom”

    392682778prhgfm_ph.jpgSeems like Racine Wisconsin (location of the film “The World’s Best Prom”) is not the only town that knows how to throw a Prom!

    “Pennsbury High School outside Philadelphia takes its senior prom seriously. No, seriously. Hordes of people in the 73,000-strong local community come out to see the outlandish parade (fire trucks, stretch Hummers) carrying some 1,200 attendants to the school’s red carpet. The 2003 prom is the all-stops-out climax of Michael Bamberger’s deeply affecting Wonderland” EW.com”

    Sometimes dreams really do come true. Check out this book about the year in the life of a high school that has at its center the preparations for their Prom. Among the stories of the lives of some of the students and teachers they have a collective dream to have John Mayer play their event. This book brought them the attention they needed for the next year’s Prom to have a memorable ending. Photo, smilez0724

    “It was great to get back to the simplicity of just showing up somewhere and playing,” he says. “But the best part is realizing that not a single drop of that moment is going to be lost on these kids. It will be written on their brains for the rest of their lives. It was really exciting. I’m thinking I should start doing six proms a night.” John Mayer

    Costa says that even after Mayer made his exit, the students were buzzing for hours. “People came up to me the entire night and hugged me or gave me high-fives,” he says. “The girls were crying and the guys were ecstatic. This stuff just doesn’t happen. It’s too movie-like. For those few moments, it was perfect.”
    From Rolling Stone’s coverage of the event.

  • smilez0724’s photos of that special Prom night and John Mayer.
  • Purchase the book on Amazon.com

    Related Links:

  • EW.com’s article on the event.
  • San Francisco Chronicle’s detailed review and article on the book.
  • Rolling Stone’s article about the event.
  • People.com’s story on John Mayer’s Prom performance.
  • Gregg Latterman on VH1 reveals that John Mayer did not even go to his own Prom.
  • Yahoo Music’s mention of the Mayer Prom appearance.
  • Pennsbury High School’s Website
  • The Inspiration Scrapbook, New Pictures

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    Profile, Jenna Dewan

    takepre2.jpgJenna Dewan, born December 3rd 1980, grew up in Dallas, Texas and began dancing at age 5. She was a natural, and during her teenage years she passionately pursued her love of dance, winning many scholarships and awards. She attended college at the University of Southern California, and at the same time booked dancing roles in music videos from artists such as Mandy Moore and Toni Braxton. Things took a dramatic turn when Jenna got cast in Janet Jackson’s video, Doesn’t Really Matter. Janet asked her to tour with her and Jenna left everything behind to follow her dreams. It’s paying off with growing fame and film roles. Photo, Yahoo Movies
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    Recent Celebrity Event Fashion

    Just some recent fashions I noticed that I liked. It’s fun to see what celebs are wearing and get some ideas what to wear for ourselves for holidays and events.

    Jessica Biel, Jennifer Hudson, Monika Schnarre, Eva Longoria, Corinne Baily Rae. Photos, wireimage

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    Celebrity Holiday Fashion This Week

    Just some great holiday fashions I found that I personally liked. I hope everybody is having a great Holiday Season! Photo, wireimage.com

    Ali Lohan, Michelle Trachtenberg, Thandie Newton, Justine Levy and Patrick Mille, Michelle Trachtenberg, Michelle Trachtenberg, Katie Cassidy and Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Nelly Furtado, JoJo, 2007 Miss Universe Japan finalists.

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    Holiday Hairstyles, Lord of the Rings Style

    Lord of the Rings hairstyles seem particularly suited to the holidays. Maybe because they look perfect with long velvet holiday gowns and loose flowing button-down shirts for men. Many men today have long hair so these styles are sexy and keep hair neat and sleek. The styles are mostly braided so here are how-tos on getting that braid perfect and smooth. These looks on ladies are perfect for tucking in some baby’s breath or jewelled combs and barettes. These styles look pretty on girls too. Photos, One Ring, War of the Ring, Evenstar

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  • Legolas
  • Eowyn, with wrapped crown
  • Arwen, TTT, FOTR, Long non-braided waves
  • Galadriel FOTR,
  • Cascading Crown

    Hair by Dreamweaver and Starfilly.

  • Five Fantasy, Yet Real, Event Locations

    91857753_744e9d6590_o.jpgIf you could have your special event anywhere.. where would it be? Here are some locations that are dreams come true and yet you really can rent them for occasions. If you do have an event please send pictures! Or if you already had your fantasy location for your event please do the same- send pictures and let everybody know about your memorable night. These are by no means the only dream locations, more will be added but for now enjoy dreaming about these five locations. Photo, Etolane on Flickr
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    “A Night To Remember” Event Fashions

    evmelrose1.jpgI will try to always add under the heading, “A Night To Remember”, the pictures that I take myself from parties and events I go to here in New York City. Now I just need to remember the camera! I will try to get pictures of the club’s atmosphere and the guest’s fashions, celeb or not, just so you can see what people and places looked like off the red carpet scene but still during a special event.
    This was Malan Breton’s Christmas party at Plumm. Melrose, the model from America’s Next Top Model, was one of the hosts and was wearing the fringed dress that Malan designed (and that I sewed!). She looked beautiful and Malan has many wonderful friends. The club and crowd were gorgeous.
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    Celebrity Event Fashions This Week

    Emmanuelle VaugierThese are just fashions I love that I saw this week. So many of these designs can be used for your own events or just inspire you with ideas when you are looking for something for yourself.
    Photo credit, Wire Image

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