April 2014

Best Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Him and Her

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a fabulous gift for that special someone! Be creative this year…there’s no need to rely on old standbys. These hand-picked gifts for him and her are sure to delight any of the loves in your life.

T. Anthony Kent Slim Messenger, BUY NOW, $450
The T. Anthony Kent Slim Messenger bag is a perfect gift for the guy on the move. The super slim and stylish messenger is lightweight and made from scratch resistant pebble grain leather that will keep during the most rugged of wear. I bought one for my husband recently and he loves it for every day and for travel. You can also have the bag gold stamped with your man’s initials–love a personalized gift! T. Anthony bags have been featured in O Magazine, Allure and Bazaar.

Michael Kors Men’s Chronograph Stainless Steel Watch, BUY NOW, $225
A signature timepiece is an important part of every man’s wardrobe. This sleek design by Michael Kors is impeccably chic, and offers a lot of look for the price. Oversized chronograph styles are my favorite…this one looks hip and cool without trying too hard.

Johnnie Walker Engraved Blue Label Whisky, BUY NOW, $225
Personalization makes a gift extra special. The whisky aficionado will relish in owning an engraved bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue Label! The 200 year old brewer is known for their consistency and flavor quality, perfect for the man who has everything.

Molton Brown Echo Bath and Body Gift Set, BUY NOW, $109
If your Valentine could use a little rest and relaxation (can’t we all?), indulge them with the Molton Brown Echo yuan zhi Gift Set, complete with bath and shower gel, body cream, and medio candela. Molton Brown has been a leader in the best quality body, skin, hair and home products since the 70′s. All of their materials are sourced from natural and sustainable ingredients and the blend of yuan zhi root, ylang ylang and vanilla makes a great scent for both sexes. Fans include Leighton Meester and Kristen Chenoweth.

Brookstone Bluetooth Keyboard for Ipad 2 Tablet, BUY NOW, $99
Every iPad2 tablet owner will be delighted with the Brookstone Bluetooth Keyboard. The sleek portfolio case is made out of a rubberized material with a built in wireless keyboard that lets you type with ease at laptop speed and has full access to the device’s camera and port capabilities. It’s available in fun shades like pink, orange and green as well as basic colors so it makes a great gift for anyone with an iPad2. This is the nicest one I have seen–it’s not bulky and the keyboard is super comfortable and easy to use.

Jacks & Jokers “King’s Head” Graphic Tee, BUY NOW, $60
These ultra hip t-shirts are incredibly soft and detailed with authentic graphics and logos from decks of playing cards. A totally fresh take on a tee, the fun designs are great for the King of your Heart. It’s a perfect present for the downtown guy, and the uptown one who needs to revamp his preppy collared shirt look. Jacks and Jokers tees have been spotted on celebs Adrian Grenier and Kevin Dillon, New York Yankee Nick Swisher and were featured in Hamptons Magazine.

2012 SAG Awards Best And Worst

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Best: Sofia Vergara
It doesn’t even seem worth it to mention how amazing Sofia Vergara looked at last night’s SAG Awards. It’s like saying the sky is blue. At this point we know she’s going to show up in a gorgeous dress with great hair and makeup.

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Best: Emily Blunt
Emily Blunt showed up wearing one of our favorite looks of the night. Not only did the neon green hue compliment her dark locks and creamy skin, but it’s one of the hot colors for this coming Spring.

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Worst: Busy Phillips
Do you think Michelle Williams ever gets embarrassed showing up with best friend Busy Phillips? She often ends up on the Worst Dressed list, and this hideous ensemble is just one example of why.

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Natalie’s post-baby body looked amazing draped in this maroon Giambattista Valli gown. Her simple hair and makeup helped keep the focus on her frock.

 


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Best: Zoe Saldana
Zoe had our jaws dropping for two reasons last night. She wowed in this white Givenchy number and she showed up with co-star Bradley Cooper, fueling rumors that the two are dating. Not sure what we want more: the dress or her date.

Photo: © Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

Worst: Kristen Wiig
This dress might actually have looked fantastic on Kristen Wiig, but there’s one accessory that just kept it from being a red-carpet winner. Can you guess which one? If you picked the giant dog collar necklace, then you are right. This large choker needs to go back to whatever S&M closet it escaped from.

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Best: Rose Byrne
We know this isn’t a look everyone is going to go for, but just hear us out. If you want to rock a pantsuit, this is how it’s done. The sparkly Elie Saab outfit paired with Rose Byrne’s chic blunt cut makes for a fabulous 70s-inspired look reminiscent of Michelle Pfeiffer in Scarface. Bravo, Rose!
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Sarah Hyland may play a high school student in Modern Family, but she is actually in her 20s, which is why we loved this simple yet sexy dress. Her soft makeup and upswept hair allowed us to focus on the beautiful embellishments of her Temperley gown.

 

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Shailene Woodley has looked beautiful in the past, which is why we were shocked to see her make this awful style choice. The clinging fabric hangs on all the wrong parts, and since her hair is pulled back in a low ponytail, there is no where else for our focus to go.
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Best: Emma Stone
Emma Stone continued her red carpet style streak with this Alexander McQueen dress. The length and shape make the look fun and flirty, and her bright pink lipstick only adds to it.

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Best: Octavia Spencer
Not only does Octavia Spencer keep winning, but she keeps working it on the red carpet. Her dress is so very age appropriate without being completely boring. The soft grey was a popular color at this awards show, and it looked great on her.

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Worst: Emilia Clarke
We’re not sure what The Game of Thrones’ star was thinking when she showed up in this dress, but we’re definitely not fans. The black and white combo can look sleek and simple when executed correctly, but when it’s not, it comes off as a bad 80s prom dress.

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Best: Naya Rivera
The Glee star really brought out the sexy with this Naeem Khan dress. It showed just enough skin without being too revealing, and the beaded detailing was absolute perfection.

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Best: Ashlee Simpson
It’s been a while since we’ve seen Ashlee Simpson at a red carpet event, but she dazzled in a flapper-esque black dress. She even seemed demure covering her cleavage with sheer black tulle, while escorting her Boardwalk Empire actor boyfriend.

Photo: © Steve Granitz/WireImage

Worst: Jenna Ushkowitz
If style were a class at the Glee high school, then Jenna most certainly failed. Her dress hardly seems formal enough for a winter formal, nevermind a red carpet awards show.

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Best: Viola Davis
Viola Davis looked like a Grecian goddess in Marchesa last night. Her gold jewelry and eyeshadow only helped accentuate the embroidery of her dress without being too matchy.

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Worst: Jessica Chastain
Jessica Chastain is so beautiful and so talented, so why, oh why, can’t she find a proper stylist? Although she did slightly better at this awards show, she was certainly not Best Dressed material. The light blue dress was far too simple and didn’t do her figure any favors.

 

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Worst: Ellie Kemper
There seems to be a trend of funny women ending up on Worst Dressed lists. This particular gown was so wrong. The style and fit had such a dated feel to it, and her teal eyeshadow was overkill.

Photo: © Steve Granitz/WireImage
Worst: Gretchen Mol
It seems the Boardwalk Empire actress was wearing a mix between a Greek toga and a kimono. Whatever the case, she is far too pretty to be seen in such an awful dress.

 

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Worst: Jane Krakowski
Jane Krakowski’s dress looked like it couldn’t make up it’s mind. While the silhouette of the dress was nice, it took a weird turn at the gold Selena-like bustier.

 

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