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Red Carpeting

With all the exciting details to share about my recent trip to New York City and all of the work I’m putting in on the New York Fashion Week Spring 2013 collection reviews I very nearly forgot that Hollywood hasn’t stopped churning out events in the meantime. This post will cover some of the great looks from the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards, 69th Venice Film Festival, 2012 Toronto International Film Festival, and various movie photocalls and premiere red carpets.

Now show us what you’ve got ladies!

Killing it! Miss Pinto decided to prove that all cut-outs aren’t tacky in this fierce embellished black & gold gown by Alexander McQueen on the red carpet in Venice.

Wow. Just wow. Who knew pink leather and gold studs could look so great?

Chic ladylike daywear. Love the black & white dress, and I adore her hair!

Absolutely stunning. I really like the addition of the thin little gold belt, helps bring the look together.

How killer is this Balmain dress? It’s a fun, fresh look that’s stunning but totally age-appropriate.

Another fun, flirty, colorful cocktail-like red carpet look was from Emma Watson who looked tres adorable in a lacy peplum Erdem number in Toronto.

I absolutely adore this look. Head-to-toe I think she looks great. It’s high fashion and retro fabulous, and a great look for her red carpet personality.

Apparently I’m loving matching short suits these days because I audibly gasped at both of these colorful retro-inspired looks.

Wow. This is such a departure from her usual fashion-foward, attention grabbing looks that I did a double take. It’s still stunning and dramatic despite the minimalism though, maybe this will her next fashion phase?

Apparently the VMAs were all about Summer white… And after Labor Day! Rebels! I love the pairing of this textured, long-sleeved mini dress with the killer lace up sandals. Well done. As usual. 🙂

Another killer all-white look from Miss Taylor Swift. Perhaps not the most youthful look, but it’s chic and classy as hell. Power to you girl!

Miss Keira’s been busy killing it on the red carpet lately. She chooses gowns that not only suit her coloring really well, but extenuate and flatter her frame and silhouette. Well done.

Swoon. Definitely the best look of the bunch. I especially love the belt. She couldn’t look more classic, more put together, or more gorgeous. The only downside of this look is that she may never surpass it. Time to retire!

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Which look is your favorite? If you had the chance to grace a red carpet, would you play it safe to avoid landing on a Worst Dressed List or would you take some risks?

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Ode To The Weekend

I hope that everyone had a lovely weekend and a fun, family/friend-filled Easter Sunday.

I don’t know about you, but I adore Easter. Whether your family dresses up for an early morning trip to church or sleeps in and brunches with mimosas, it can be a truly a fun, carefree holiday. The weather is just starting to improve, you have an excuse to gather the family together, mimosas are always on the menu, and, did I mention the chocolate?

Easter is pretty much second only to Halloween when it comes to chocolate.

But I shouldn’t get ahead of myself… I was lucky enough to have Friday off work and my boyfriend and I had a delicious lunch with my cousins who live in South San Francisco at Green’s Restaurant, one of my favorite places to eat in the city.

Greens is a vegetarian institution inside Fort Mason in the Marina – they have a creative, tasty menu that changes with the seasons, an eye-catching interior, and gorgeous views.

Added bonus? We saw Jared Leto in the back! 🙂

After wandering around the Marina all day Friday, Saturday was, in a word, lazy. It was glorious! We ate. We watched our Netflix movies. We went to bed early. End of story.

The highlight was definitely the breakfast Sean made me – peanut butter oats w/ banana slices & vegan chocolate chips that melted right after I snapped this picture. Tasty!

P.S Powdered peanut butter is our new obsession, the bag that I opened Wednesday was half gone by the end of this weekend.

We watched The Immortals, which finally arrived from Netflix, and we both found it entertaining. I love mythology and historically based films so I enjoyed it – despite the inaccuracies. All the shirtlessness probably didn’t hurt. 🙂

Quite the cast too – Henry Cavill, Mickey Rourke, Stephen Dorff, Luke Evans, Freida Pinto, Isabel Lucas, and Kellan Lutz.

Sunday we jumped out of bed bright and early and immediately started cooking, cleaning,running errands, and laundry-ing. Finally we headed out to Los Altos for Easter Brunch with my Bay Area family.

So. Much. Fun.

Great food. TONS of laughing and story telling and catching up. And as always, a gorgeous setting at my Auntie’s storybook house.

But the highlight had to be watching my 20-something cousins sprint wildly around the backyard hunting for brightly colored plastic eggs, giant Easter baskets in hand.

The competition was fierce for the money-filled egg and we were all practically in tears from laughing by the time the words “if he showed you where the golden egg was he’s dead to me,” were uttered. 🙂

The weekend ended up being the perfect combination of fun, relaxation, and family time. Which is a good thing since we have every weekend booked from now until mid-June.

Le sigh.

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Looks of the Week

 
I’m not sure if it’s because celebs are gearing up for the 2012 awards season or what, but when I was looking at pictures over the last week I saw a lot of gowns. A lot. But since I am one of many women secretly harboring a princess fantasy, I never say no to ball gowns!
 
Bring on the glam!
 

Jennifer Hudson looked PHENOMENAL at the Michael Kors Celebration of American Fashion

 

One of the things that initially made Freida such a standout on the red carpet last year was the oh so flattering jewel tones she sported, but after seeing this I'm not sure what I prefer on her. Love the dress, love the styling, love the hair & makeup.

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While Carrie does look a little bit like she’s auditioning for the role of Oscar, you have to admit she’s spot on for an event like the CMAs. A beautiful dress with a flattering cut and enough shimmer and shine to stand out on the red carpet.

Jennifer Nettles wore my favorite dress of the CMAs, it was dramatic enough for a country affaire but still stylish and chic. Love her hair.

 
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Sofia Vergara looked - to quote RZ - BANANAS at the Latin Grammy's. Whoa, this woman has a KILLER figure.

Zoe also attended the Latin Grammy's and stole the show in this gorgeous green gown. I would wear this is a heartbeat!

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Jaime King looked chic and elegant, nothing fancy or innovative, just pure glam all the way!

 

Ashley Greene looked stunning and statuesque at the Breaking Dawn premier in custom Donna Karan.

 
And just because I couldn’t resist… He’ll be our non-gown love!
I don’t even know where to start! I love the suit w/ the vest & rolled pants, I love the shirt w/ the cuffs protruding slightly, I love the fun tie, I love the bag and those socks KILL ME. Seriously, can The Sartorialist start listing phone numbers for his males subjects? I want to go shopping with this guy!

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To me fall is a time for change. The seasons are changing, why shouldn’t we? And in true MCLV fashion, I made a drastic change in the form of cutting bangs into my long blonde hair and dying it dark, vibrant red. I’m ready for Fall now!

Are you in the market for a new look? Check out these hippie and mod inspired cuts or some seriously cute braided hairstyles for a whole new you this season.

 
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