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Golden Globes 2015: Red Carpet Extravaganza and Cumberbatch the Great

Published January 12, 2015 by The Feminist

Last night the Golden Globes officially kicked off the most wonderful time of the year: awards season!

There were plenty of gorgeous dresses, some rather “meh” dresses and –unfortunately- the odd monstrosities.

And then there was Benedict Cumberbatch.

So get your inhalers ready, because this recap will take your breath away!

In the category “Safe is for pussies”:

It’s not easy to showcase a vavavoom cleavage, while keeping up a classy and elegant appearance (yes, I’m referring to you, Kim Kardashian), but Kate Hudson shows everyone how it is done.

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Naomi Watts literally lets the sunshine in with this yellow Gucci gown

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Metallic. Ombre. Feathers. These are all marvelous fashion trends, but putting them together in one outfit might often appear too ostrich-trying-to-be-a-disco-diva… at least that’s what I thought. Jullianne Moore demonstrates that sometimes “less is more” is total bullshit.

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In the category “power suits for power women”:

Emma Stone in a flawless jumpsuit by Lanvin. (* feel free to start hyperventilating due to so much fabulousness.*)

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Lorde looks- very befitting to her name- regal in this men suit with crop top.

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In the category “ Classic goddesses”:

Diane Kruger confirms once again that she is part human, part goddess

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Another goddess, ruling from Mount Olympia: it’s Jessica Chastain

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Chrissy Teigen looks dreamy in Zuhair Murad. No wonder hubby John Legend feels like a god when he’s with her.

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In the category “questionable friendship”:

Lena Dunham thought it would be fun to wear some remaining Christmas wrapping paper to the Golden Globes… no wait, it’s Lena in a dress by her good friend Zac Posen! Are you sure he’s your friend, darling?

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Dear Keira, I know your pregnant, but that doesn’t give you the right to wear a 1950s tablecloth to the Golden Globes. Seriously. Only explanation? She must have pissed off bestie Herr Lagerfeld by getting pregnant (or as he would call it: “fat”) and this is how he “rewards” her.

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In the category “I can’t believe that’s Crazy Eyes!”:

Uzo Aduba looks stunning in this sequined dress.

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In the category “Lupita, Lupita, LUPITA!”:

It’s Lupita. (Duh.) In Giambattista Valli Couture. No comments necessary. Just sit back… and drool.

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And if all this marvelous fashion wasn’t enough: Benedict Cumberbatch did it. Again. After U2 at the Oscars, he photobombed Meryl Streep… which makes him the most awesome human being on the planet. (But I’m assuming you already knew that 😉 )

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If I were a Rich Girl… this would be my Christmas Outfit

Published November 22, 2013 by The Feminist

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It’s now Friday November 22. In about a month we will all be sitting around Christmas trees, eating Christmas dinners and opening up Christmas presents. None of that would be complete without the appropriate Christmas outfit. Not only should your outfit reflect the festive mood of the holiday season, it should also be outrageous enough to make all the Holiday pictures truly memorable. There is no better feeling in the world than looking back at old Christmas pictures and thinking to yourself: “Damn, girl! That was one hell of an outfit!”

So I was browsing around the Alexander McQueen website the other day- because that’s what you do, when you want to buy clothes but can’t afford them- and I saw this jaw-dropping, mesmerizingly beautiful stained glass print dress. I bet this dress could make even the most insecure woman on the planet feel like a princess. The sheer luxury of the print guarantees a night you will never forget…

Unfortunately, such a memorable night comes at a price. A high price. $1,195.00 to be exact.

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So yeah, I’ll guess that dress will stay a fantasy forever. Unless I happen to stumble upon a handsome billionaire or win the lottery. Or rob a bank. But since chances for that ever happening or rather slim- and I don’t want to end up in prison- I will have to find my holiday outfit in more affordable places.

Bummer.

PS: Dear reader, if you happen to work for Alexander McQueen, feel free to contact me so we can discuss a possible sponsorship. Much appreciated! 😉

Fur Sure: Have a Fuzzy Fall, y’all!

Published November 10, 2013 by The Feminist

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No matter where you stand on the moral issues of wearing fur, you simply can no longer deny that fur is the biggest trend of this season. Whether it was dyed, striped, turned into entire coats or even Mohawk hair pieces, the omnipresence of fur on this season’s runway was sometimes overwhelming. Although I have to admit that I absolutely love the fuzzy looks the designers showed in their collections, I do strongly want to emphasize that real animal fur is a big no-no for me. I do not want to look fashionable on the back of innocent animals, and neither should you!

Fur-thermore (sorry, I couldn’t help throwing in some lame word play), faux fur alternatives are as caressingly beautiful and uniquely textured as the horrible real deal. Richness and luxury isn’t just exclusively reserved for devilish real fur-loving men and women; with the right amount of faux fur you can feel as regal as all the Cruella De Vils put together!

Just look at the faux fur pieces below and I hope you will agree that faux fur is fur ever. (I’m not biased, I’m just delightfully observant. 😉 )

Stay classic and chic during the cold winter months with this light pink faux fur cropped coat from River Island.

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If you want fluffy without the murder- aspect, opt for Mongolian wool! Super warm and cozy and yet very animal friendly.

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A combo of faux fur and leopard print? This coat from Zara shows it can still be classy!

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This very cute pom beanie from Asos is very faux as well!

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Jump in that jumpsuit, Girls!

Published April 30, 2013 by The Feminist

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When most people think of Spring fashion, they immediately think of flirty dresses, cool shorts and peplum skirts. Although I absolutely adore all these cute items, I can often be a bit tired of wearing these typical Spring outfits. And I’m guessing you (as a fellow fashionista) feel the same way. So why not try an amazing jumpsuit instead? Literally everyone seems to be jumping for the jumpsuit this season: Great designers like Balmain or Jason Wu and stars like Beyonce, Jennifer Lawrence or J.LO. I especially love the Miley Cyrus-jumpsuit look (although I can’t really be objective here, since she and I have the same hairdo, so I will always think that everything she wears is spectacularly high fashion! 😉 )

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The stylish options are endless! I absolutely love jumpsuits with a sexy plunging neckline or a provocative open back. That’s what makes jumpsuits so much fun: you can show some skin, but it will never ever look slutty. On the contrary, you will be the epitome of cool and chic, a Bond-girl par excellence! Other very cool jumpsuits ideas: strapless (the Jennifer Lawrence look!), accentuating your waist with a belt ( look at the Jason Wu and Balmain collections!) or a jumpsuit with sleeves (rock it like Beyonce!)

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I am normally not the kind of woman to jump (pun fully intended) to conclusions, but this time my rash conclusion is totally justified: Buy that jumpsuit, Ladies! You can thank me later 😉

 

Have your macaroon and wear it too: pretty pastels

Published January 18, 2013 by The Feminist

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Belgium may be covered in snow, somehow I still believe it is high time to start getting ready for warm weather. In my mind, spring has already begun! Pale hues were spotted in practically every designer’s spring-summer 2013 collection, and I simply swooned over all those sorbet coloured shades! Needless to say that this spring will be all about ultra-feminine candy-sweet colours.

To all the tough girls out there: there is indeed a risk of looking like a bridesmaid/ wannabe prom queen/ cupcake shop waitress. However, anyone with a bit of fashion sense can pull this off. (and we’ve got tons of style, ladies!) You just have to believe in yourself! So don’t be afraid to go for a head-to-toe sugary outfit! Too girly? Let me ask you something: what could be more ballsy than opting for a colourblock pastel outfit and totally rocking it? …

Ha! I thought so! 😉 (Being a tough girl isn’t about what you wear, but how you feel!)

Go for pale orange, framboise pink, mint, creamy pistachio, lavender or baby blue. Or mix them all together. Or combine it with nude colours to accentuate the delicate femininity of the outfit.

Spring will be super sweet this year, trust me!

Here’s Elie Saab’s baby blue:

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Leighton Meester in mint:

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Pale orange and framboise pink for Jemma Baines in Marie Claire:

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