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Grammys 2014 Recap: Katy’s Dress, Pharrell’s Hat and Macklemore’s Wedding

Published January 27, 2014 by The Feminist

Contrary to popular opinion, the Grammy Awards are never about the actual Grammys. I’m sure the winners are very happy and all- because they now have something to decorate their mantelpiece with- but apart from them we (aka the public) don’t really give a shit.

The real reason why everyone loves the Grammys is because it is a night full of great performances (Katy Perry burnt at the stake!), great dresses ( Alicia Keys!) and great acceptance speeches (Jay-Z!)

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And this year, it was also about Pharrell’s hat.

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But more on that later.

Let’s start with the red carpet:

Not entirely sure whether Katy Perry’s wedding dress meets Ballerina Tutu is actually flattering, but who the fuck cares! It is a dress printed with music notes! ….MUSIC NOTES!

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Alicia Keys looks stunning in this deep cut, cobalt gown and don’t you just love that hairdo??

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Taylor Swift has a huge soft spot for sparkly Hollywood glamour dresses. She looks amazing in this glittery Gucci dress, but it is starting to get boring seeing her for the umpteenth time in a different version of the same dress. Don’t be afraid to shake things up from time to time, Miss Swift!

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Apparently she took my advice too literally and ended up head-banging behind the piano later on that evening.

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Pink totally rocked this coral red Joanna Johansson dress! (Look at the detail on that bustier!)

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Needless to say that she changed into a more comfortable outfit before she went on stage and did all those acrobatic stunts.

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Love the cane. That is practically the only positive thing I can say about Madonna’s Ralph Lauren outfit. I usually love tuxedos on women, but somehow this just all looks too clownesk. What do you think?

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Most stylish dudes of the evening: Ryan Lewis and Macklemore. They are the living proof that tuxedos don’t have to be boring, if you opt for a bold print (Ryan’s super cool houndstooth print!) or fabric ( Macklemore’s awesome velvet!)

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Pharrell Williams was the talk of the town yesterday evening and it surprisingly didn’t have anything to do with his great performance but with his choice of hat. By the end of the night it even had its own Twitter Account!

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I thought it looked ridiculous but on the other hand it distracted us from that awful red jacket

Beyoncé reminds us all what Bootylicious is all about.

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Talking about Beyoncé, I think it is about time I start discussing the performances of the night!

Beyoncé and Jay-Z kicked off the show with a smoldering hot performance of Drunk in Love. It started on a black chair and it ended with the two love birds holding hands and dancing together. Beyoncé proved once again that she is the sexiest woman on the planet: her dance routine, her voice and –daaaamnnn-that outfit. I’m sure everyone in the audience wanted to take a shower after their performance. (Beyoncé, on the other hand, apparently had already taken one, because her hair was wet)

John Legend made all our hearts melt… again.

God, Chrissy Teigen truly is the luckiest girl in the world.

Daft Punk performing together with their best pal Pharrell, Nile Rodgers and the one and only Stevie Wonder: it doesn’t take a genius to figure out that this was insanely good.

But it wasn’t the best moment.  That moment came when Macklemore and Ryan Lewis performed their hit Same Love while 33 couples wed live on air. With Queen Latifah officiating. I thought I was going to cry. (Correction: I did cry. )

Kleenex anyone?

“I don’t pop Molly, I rock Tom Ford”

Published October 12, 2013 by The Feminist

When Jay-Z starts writing musical odes about your clothes, you just know you’re doing something right. I can only imagine how flattered Tom Ford must have been after hearing Jay-Z’s praise in a song dedicated to the designer, but on the other hand, it cannot have come as a total surprise since everything Tom Ford touches turns to gold. No scratch that. It turns into a magical world of fashionable extravaganza, in which the only rule is that there are none.

Those of you who regularly visit my little blog here, will know that I have a huge soft spot for Tom Ford Suits. Yes that’s right: Suits with a capital S, because Ford’s creations make every other suit look like a pile of garbage. He is the fashion icon par excellence; groundbreaking on every possible fashion level. Just when I thought he couldn’t get any more brilliant, he launched his FW13 campaign and needless to say… it is THE BOMB!

It is glamourous, cool, visually perfect and completely out of control. I love how he created a whole ‘cross cultural multi ethnic’ theme for his womenswear collection with a trinity of ethnicities: a black, white and Asian model. The hot pink make-up is explosive, the prints are bold and beautiful and the eyewear is drool-worthy.

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And those bags! I want those bags!

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Tom Ford, of course, wouldn’t be Tom Ford if he didn’t have an explosive menswear collection as well, with an even more explosive campaign! The male models are super duper sexy (woohoo!), the campaign with the guys wearing black clothes in front of a stark white background is super duper mesmerizing ( double woohoo!) and the models are wearing super duper outfits (triple woohoo!)

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I hereby hope Tom Ford’s campaign will inspire all of you men (yeah, you there!) to wear a crazy-ass stylish black fur jacket this winter. Come on! You know you want to!

Turn your Date into a real Gentleman: good Manners, dashing Looks and a Tom Ford Suit

Published February 14, 2013 by The Feminist

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Today is Valentine’s Day and if you happen to go on a date tonight, chances are small he will be a true gentleman. Unfortunately, the art of being a gentleman isn’t taught at university (Why not, I wonder? It would be so much more rewarding than taking English Literature 😉 ) and over the last decades men have swapped their good manners and articulate speech for swearing, beer bellies and pain-in-the-ass overconfidence.

Your date probably assumes gentlemen are pushovers. He doesn’t want to be a “Mister Nice guy”- oh no! – he wants to be a bad boy, rolling cigarettes and not caring about anyone but himself.

This is where your date is totally wrong. Being a gentleman isn’t about opening doors and saying please. It is first and foremost about respect. Respect for those around him, but also for himself, his believes and desires.

However, being a gentleman is not something you learn in a day. So if your date wasn’t a gentleman yesterday, he won’t be a gentleman tonight either. But this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try. With these tips and tricks he will hopefully understand that being a gentleman is his golden ticket to a bright and sunny future. And what better day than Valentine’s Day to choose to become a more respectable man with flair and coolness, right? ( Not to mention it will spare you a lot of embarrassing situations and frustrated sighs.)

Here we go:

• Open car doors for her: Not just on Valentine’s Day. ALWAYS!

• Pay for her dinner: These are modern times we live in, I know. That doesn’t mean, however, that he shouldn’t at least pay for your god damn food. You’re a lady! You deserve it.

• Give compliments: And I’m not talking about: “Did you get a haircut?” No , women want compliments that truly mean something: “ You smell like heaven.” or “You are so unique. I’ve never met someone like you before.” Or just say something romantic: “As long as you’re with me, I don’t care where we go.”

• Wear a suit. A TOM FORD SUIT!
Do not, I repeat, DO NOT wear jeans, tank tops and sneakers on a date. A suit makes every man look incredible. It can turn a “meh” looking guy into a dashing prince! (If you watch the TV-series “Suits”, you will know what I’m talking about 😉 )

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If your date has wealthy parents or a big fat bank account, a Tom Ford suit is definitely the way to go. (Anyone who watched the Grammys a couple of days ago and saw Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z’s performance, will definitely agree!)

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Tom Ford brought the sexy back to Justin Timberlake by letting him wear his sharp suits in his new single “Suit & Tie”. He created the suits for Daniel Craig in Skyfall and all male actors and artists want to wear his designs. He is a true Suit God! His suits are unique, alluring, über-cool and luxurious but always have a “naughty” edge. What more can I say, if your date wears one of his suits, you will be a very very very lucky girl!

So guys, be gentlemen! Or at least buy one of these suits.

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