Do any of you watch My Fair Wedding with David Tutera? Yes? No? In a nutshell, David comes to the rescue to brides and gives them a dream wedding through the generosity of sponsors. Expensive weddings? What could be more exciting for the senses?!
Anyway, I believe a new season premiered this past Sunday, as I was pleasantly surprised to see an episode being recorded on by DVR! During the episode, when David takes the bride to look at three possible wedding favors, the shop owner is wearing Anthro’s Sunny Soiree Dress!
as the bride and David enter the shop, you get your first glimpse of the dress, which the woman has styled with a navy cardigan
see?! it really is the Sunny Soiree Dress!
a closer peak at the dress
Intrigued? You can watch the full episode online on We’s website – that’s how I took the screenshots shown above. Here’s the exact link to watch the episode (it was an unusual episode in that the bride’s son, only 17, is in remission from cancer and for his wish through the Make-a-Wish Foundation, he wished for David Tutera to give his mom her dream wedding….amazing!!!).
So…anyone else watch My Fair Wedding? Do tell!
P.S. (!) Amanda was kind enough to let me know of an Anthro spotting she had…apparently, Chelsea Handler wore the Two Harbors Pullover on her show Monday. Yay for spottings! Thanks again, Amanda!
Hi! Just popping in to mention an exciting Anthro sighting…last night, on the results show finale of this season of So You Think You Can Dance, I spotted Melanie (spoiler alert: the winner!) wearing the Gathered Hemlock Dress in its floral print version! She wore it when the top four went to the Glee 3D movie premiere!
Did anyone else spot this? Hooray for Anthro on one of my favorite non-fashion/design related shows! (Any other SYTYCD fans out there?!)
NOTE: If you have not watched Project Runway yet and still plan on doing so, STOP READING! There will be spoilers!
Well, what did you all think, for those of you watched???!!! How was the premiere of Project Runway for you?
I’m doing a little recap today, complete with my opinions. There will be some polls throughout, which I hope you’ll participate in, and then I hope you’ll consider leaving a comment with your own thoughts! I’d love to get a discussion going! Here goes…
Imagine walking through the streets of New York (Times Square!) in nothing but your pajamas. Oh, and a sheet. Most people would be absolutely mortified. As a true test of courage on the first challenge, the designers did just this.
Tim Gunn walked into the apartments (the beloved Atlas apartments, that is!) at the crack of dawn – i.e. 5 am – to wake the designers and take them across town to Parsons (side note: HOW COOL WOULD IT BE TO AWAKE TO TIM?!?). While Tim was spiffy in his suit as usual, the designers truly did just have on what they wore to bed, as well as one sheet from their bed. As Heidi said later on during the judging, it was a bit interesting to see just what the designers wore to bed. Right off the bat, I was drawn to what novice-sewer Anya was wearing – a gorgeous garment it appeared, indeed!
Having arrived at Parsons, the designers got their challenge – make any look using only the clothes you have on and your alloted one sheet, as well as any provided notions (buttons, zippers, trim, lace, etc). The designers got down to work, some with more panic than others.
Fast forward to the runway show – Anthony Ryan, Anya, and Bert were in the top, while Julie, Joshua, and Rafael were in the bottom three.
Anthony Ryan’s look: This certainly was nice, especially the top – very wearable. There’s no denying he made good use of the provided notions in order to thoroughly transform his pajamas. However, the skirt lacked a little something for me, and overall, the look just wasn’t incredibly original to me.
Anya’s look: I liked where she was going with each individual piece, but for me, while it was far from a train wreck, it lacked a sense of fashion. In other words, it seemed like it lacked a modernity (and originality, I suppose) that is so important in fashion.
Bert’s look: Aside from a styling perspective, Bert really did do an awesome job with this piece. He mentioned having worked for Halston, which I can see very subtly in this piece. There was something a little off about the bow in the front…it just didn’t seem quite right, but it didn’t detract too much from the rest. But really…the styling of it? Hope he can pull it together in the future!
Julie’s look: The construction on the pants was absolutely horrific, as was the combination of the particular print and color palette on the top (although the actual shape of the top wasn’t half bad). I do find it funny that she wore pajamas that seem so far away from her own aesthetic (I’m guessing as some sort of joke though). Luckily for her, she escaped elimination – but only because her look was slightly (slightly!) better than the other two.
Joshua’s look: There was absolutely no sense of fashion in this at all. And there were construction issues. Enough said.
Rafael’s look: While I was intrigued by the back detailing on his top, there’s no forgiving those pants! And really..why couldn’t he bear to “look homeless” and take off his head scarf to make better use of it the first day in the work room? Karma must have gotten him back for this, as he was sent packing at the end of the show.
Honestly, I could have been fine with either Joshua or Rafael leaving at this point, having not much to base this decision on other than what they made this week. Rafael though, was one I thought could have been cut from the top 20.
And now, the one middle-of-the-packer that I’m going to keep my eyes peeled for:
Danielle. I was actually surprised she wasn’t in the top – for me, her look was better than Anya’s. There was an innate simplicity with a touch of vintage that made her look great. If this look is any suggestion of what she’s capable of, I’m eager to see more! (Although it seems like she might need a bit of an attitude adjustment…)
On a final note, did it seem like there were a lot of tragic stories behind some of these designers or what?! Has it always been this way? One of my friends pointed out that she thought some of their stories sounded like Lifetime movies…but then reminded herself this is on Lifetime! Coincidence or not?!
What about you guys? Did you agree with the judges’ top three? What about their bottom three? Which middle-of-the-packer should have been in the top – or bottom? Which designer(s) has caught your attention most?
…And who’s already excited for the next episode? That would be me!
This stunning dress is anything but the average LBD, and it acts as the perfect base for the outfit. The bracelet softens up the look a bit, while still maintaining a somewhat edgy feel. The clutch adds a nice little extra something, as does the sculptural feel of the shoes.
I’ve got an exciting Anthro sighting for you today!
Lifetime now has videos featuring Project Runway’s upcoming season’s contestants. Well, unsuspectingly, I found something of interest in Fallene Wells’ closet tour video!
Let me type a transcript of part of it:
“I’m obsessed with Anthropologie. One time I told, um…one of my friends…swas like, ‘Are you ever gonna have kids?’ and I’m like, ‘Not until I can fill my closet with Anthropologie!’“
“I was obsessed over this dress from Anthropologie but it was $400…I’m like hell no I’m not gonna buy that dress…that’s insane. And so, um, I found it on eBay and I was like ahhhh, it’s only $120, I can get it! It has sort of an art nouveau feel and it’s Anna Sui and she’s my favorite designer…hopefully I didn’t butcher her name too much.”
Isn’t that awesome?! I love the lines about her friend asking her about having kids…priceless!
I’m eager to see her designs now – I wonder if I’ll love them like I love Anthro?!
*To see the video, go here, and scroll down to click on “Fallene Wells’ Closet Tour”.
Last night I was watching Unique Sweets, a TV show on the Cooking Channel. Each episode, there is a theme, and experts (food writers, cookbook authors, bakery owners, etc) look at about 3-4 bakeries’ products that somehow fit that theme. It’s a great show to get your mouth watering and for making you want to travel for the sole purpose of visiting bakery after bakery!
Anyways, last night, on that show I spotted Kelsey Nixon (one of the “experts”) wearing the Amplified Stripes Blouse in its red motif. Being the owner of this shirt in its navy color, I was able to identify the shirt, but I should warn you that it wasn’t a huge picture of the shirt, unfortunately. It was enough to get this Anthropologie Connoisseur geeked out though! If you want to check out the sighting, look for a rerun of Unique Sweets’ episode titled “chocolate.” (*Sorry I cannot find a screenshot of it!)
It shouldn’t be a surprise that Kelsey was wearing Anthro though…on her own show on the Cooking Channel (which I admittedly have not watched, although I watched her on the Next Food Network Star a few seasons ago), she has sported some Anthro including the Dagmar Shirtdress and this other top that I don’t know the name of (anyone?!). the Candied Dots Blouse (thanks Nataliya!).
Who knows…maybe she’s worn more Anthro on her show too!
Have any of you spotted Anthro on her or anywhere else lately?! And did any of you spot the Amplified Stripes Blouse on her on Unique Sweets, as I did?!
There is no denying that this was a great choice for Nicole - outside her normal black/shade of white/bright red comfort zone, but not too far out. And it work for the Grammy’s! A whopping 82% of you say you love this look, while the other 18% say ‘meh.’ That means, of those who voted, no one hates this look! That’s saying a lot! A small percent, but still sizeable 50% of you claim Nicole was best dressed! Wow!
What I find so intriguing about Nicole’s dress is just the texture of it all. I mean, can anyone say that it doesn’t have great texture? [no one raises hand] Yep, that’s what I thought!
Tuck in this top to the skirt that, on its own, screams that it has a similar quality to Nicole’s dress…but by adding the texture of the shirt, you amp up that feeling even more! The flats are the perfect way to add that extra bit of funk, while the ring helps to finish off the look. The total look is refined and elegant with a dose of cool.
Is this not the perfect casual ensemble mimicking Nicole’s look?! Something about the top seems to perfectly fit the same feeling as Nicole’s dress. Pair it with a tailored, tapered pair of slimming dark wash straight leg jeans, and it’s a fabulous base for an outfit. The shoes add even more texture, as does the bangle. In fact, the bangle is a subtle touch that doesn’t scream for attention, but rather complements the rest of the look.
This, my friends, is true pattern play. To some the top and skirt may seem to not go at all, but believe it or not, when styling like this, they work! No…they don’t just work, but they actually make a beautiful combination! The pattern play acts as part of the texture in this look. The shoes streamline the look a bit, while the necklace adds that extra bit of polish that Nicole always seems to have.
So now, I ask you, which was your favorite look of the three? Which was your favorite styling for all of our Grammy inspired stylings?
And guess what?! In case you didn’t realize it, the Oscars are on Sunday! That means another award show, and another award show means more styling fun (as well as a fashion recap!)!