Monday, 27 February 2012

The Academy Awards 2012 - Best Dressed

Why do all award shows have to air at around 3am on a Monday morning? For just once I'd love to watch The Oscars live. But until then I suppose I'll have to make do with watching the rest of E! Live From The Red Carpet when I get home from school..

Overall Best Dressed
When I originally saw Ellie Kemper's dress on the red carpet, I absolutely adored it. Then when I found out that it was the "innocent one from Bridesmaides", I was in awe. I genuinely did not recognise her. Everything from the hair, the makeup, the jewellery to the dress, I just loved. Although the dress is relatively the same colour as her hair, I don't feel that it was too "matchy-matchy" because of the gold hints which made it stand out even more.
For her outfit, Ellie chose an Armani Prive dress, Lorraine Schwartz jewellery, Jimmy Choo shoes and a Ferragamo clutch. 

Best Dressed
Rose Byrne in Vivienne Westwood, Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton, Busy Phillips in Dolce & Gabbana, Maria Menounos
Stacy Keibler in Marchesa, Angelina Jolie in Atelier Versache, Leslie Mann in Roberto Cavalli, Alexandra Edenborough in Roberto Cavalli
Rooney Mara in Givenchy, Cameron Diaz in Gucci, Natalie Portman in Dior, Jennifer Lopez in Zugair Murad
Jessica Chastain in Alexander McQueen, Judy Greer in Monique Lhuillier, Shailene Woodley in Valentino Couture, Esperanza Spalding 
Ellie Kemper in Armani Prive, Kristen Wiig in J. Mendell, Kate Mara in Jack Guisso Couture, Milla Jovovich in Ellie Saab
Penelope Ann Miller in Badgley Mischka, Li BingBing in Georges Chakra Couture, Kelly Osbourne in Badhley Mischka, Giuliana Rancic in Tony Ward
Who was your favourite of the night?

Friday, 24 February 2012

Mary Katrantzou Fall 2012

After an incredibly successful Topshop collection, Mary Katrantzou revealed her remarkable Fall 2012 collection at London Fashion Week. With these household object inspired pieces being sent down the runway, no one could help but take notice of the Greek fashion designer. 
The things that I usually tend to dislike about Fall collections are the lack of colours and prints, which is why I much prefer Spring. However, I didn't have that problem this time. Using both neutral and bold coloured prints, Katrantzou introduced many looser silhouettes this season making this one of my favourite Fall collections this year.

Las Vegas de Chanel Collection

Chanel has created a small collection to celebrate the renovation of it's Las Vegas boutique in Bellagio hotel. 
Peter Philips, creative director of Chanel makeup, was inspired by the vibrant colours and luxury of Las Vegas when he created this gold-plated collection.
It has been rumored that the collection is going to be available at selected counters come July, but until then, it's only available at the Bellagio hotel.

Chanel Rogue Coco Shine in Brilliant

Chanel le Crayon Levres in Vegas Gold

Chanel Lucky Stripes Powder

Chanel Gold Fingers

Sunday, 19 February 2012


First day of Spanish school - me on the bottom left

As you might know from my last post, last Wednesday morning I left for Tenerife for the last part of our exchange. I don't think I've ever cried to much as I have on Thursday night and Friday morning. It was completely worth it in the end and I wouldn't change anything. I'm absolutely dying to go back sometime during the summer or even after because I just need to see these people again!

We did pretty much all the tourist things there are to do in Tenerife. On one of the first days we went to Parque el Drago, which is basically a thousand year old tree that is the symbol of the town we were staying in. We also went to Siam Park and Loro Parque, which was one of my favourite things we did. On Valentines Day we went up to Mt. Teide which is a volcano that has the highest peak in Spain. Well, the rest of the exchange went, I didn't because it was much too high for my liking. I did however go on the bus up to it, which still landed me above the clouds, I just didn't go on the cable car to the top.

As it was a school exchange, we did go to school over there. The Spanish were telling us on the first day about how small their school was in comparison to ours but then we got there, and it was massive. They had three basketball courts, a soccer arena and an actual buildings for a school! My school only has prefabs so all of the Irish were amazed by it! Their school day ends at two, whereas ours ends at four. But then after last class, they go back into school for dinner which I could not get used to at all.
I loved going to English class in Tenerife, just because it was the only class I was good at! Thank God they didn't have to go to our Spanish class when they were here because their English is so much better than our Spanish and that'd just be embarrassing. 

The reason we went over in February was so that we could see how they celebrate Carnaval, which is basically their Halloween. We didn't actually see any of the parades or anything as we were there a week too early but we did go to this seven hour concert/party just to see who would perform at Carnaval! We also had a Carnaval-themed party on the last night where all of the exchange people and the rest of our class just dressed up. That night they also had slideshows and videos of the exchange. I actually saw some people who I have been friends with for years cry for the first time.

Tenerife was definitely some of the best ten days of my life and I can't wait to go back again.

I took over six hundred photos so I tried to cut them down to some of my favourites and the ones that best represented the trip.

Our song when they were in Ireland.

Our song when we were in Spain.

"TĂș Halloween, yo Carnavles"