Monthly Archives: January 2014

Kate Moss Celebrates Her 40th

Kate Moss Celebrates Her 40th

A seemingly timeless beauty, British supermodel Kate Moss celebrates her 40th birthday today. Discovered at only 14 years old, Kate has had a long and prosperous career that spans almost three decades. Her secret – a rock n’ roll attitude, envious style and the most gorgeous cheekbones we’ve ever seen. These qualities and so much more make her a muse to some of the fashion industry’s most iconic photographers, artists and designers.

So what’s new for Kate? How about the release of writer Chris Roberts’ Kate Moss, a biographical book chronicling her life and times? Beautiful images and revealing text paint a vivid picture of Kate’s earlier catwalk days, her battle with drugs, her style evolution and so much more.

In celebration of the glamour lady’s 40th, we take a look at some of Kate’s most memorable fashion moments.

From all of us at Beyond the Rack, Happy birthday Kate!

The Best and Worst Dressed of the 2014 Golden Globes

Hollywood’s best and brightest were on display for the 2014 Golden Globes. And by bright, we mean it! The red carpet revealed glitzy metallic gowns, as well as bright, solid colors perfect for the coming spring. However, as always, some of these stars dazzled, while others may soon be firing their stylist.

Here are our picks for the best and worst dressed of the 2014 Golden Globes:

Best Dressed:

Lupita Nyong’o: Her movie, 12 Years a Slave, nabbed the Golden Globe for Best Dramatic Film, but she won the award for best dressed even before the show started. The bold color looks great on her, and the cape feature adds trendsetting style.

Kerry Washington: That baby bump looks great in Balenciaga. The top portion of the dress cuts a flattering figure, and elevates the entire ensemble into one of fashionable elegance.

Margot Robbie: The Wolf of Wall Street femme fatale blew us away in Gucci. She looked flawless from head to toe; the dress creating a classic silhouette enhanced by emerald-colored gems.

Kate Beckinsale: This is how you wear metallic colors! Kate looked every inch a star in this glittery Zuhair Murad gown. The sweetheart neckline is perfect on her frame, and the pattern is eye-catching, even through all the shine.

Reese Witherspoon: The Calvin Klein dress, though simple, fits Reese’s stunning hourglass shape like a glove. The bright color is youthful and on-trend this season.

Honorable Mention:

Emilia Clarke: She shined bright in a Proenza Schouler gown. Both the print and the asymmetrical skirt were fabulous.

Worst Dressed:

Drew Barrymore: She should have taken a cue from Kerry Washington and flaunted that baby bump in style. Instead, this Monique Lhuiller gown reminds us of our grandmother’s wallpaper.

Julia Roberts: When did Julia Roberts decide to change career paths and become an English school mistress? Her biggest mistake here is the blouse portion of the dress. Without it, the dress would have looked plain, but elegant.

Zoe Saldana: This dress looks like it was sewn together with the castoff scraps of other gowns, and not pretty ones either. It’s just all over the place, and the flower appliques definitely do not help!

Julie Bowen: We had to recoil at this dress at first glance because the combination of purple and red was harsh on our eyes. It gets worse the more you look at it: the velvet and sateen combo, the puffy sleeves…take your pick!

Lizzy Caplan: If she wanted to go for a fashion-forward look, she fell short. The almost futuristic shoulders and sleeves just end up making this dress look strange and unflattering.

Honorable Mention:

Paula Patton: The ruffles looked as though they could topple her over. Her figure looked swamped and lost within the fabric waves.

Do you agree or disagree with our choices? Let us know!

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The Best and Worst Dressed of the People’s Choice Awards

The People’s Choice Awards gives fans the platform to voice their opinions on their favorite entertainers. But let’s be honest, the real buzz for us fashionistas is all about who wore what!

So let’s get down to what really matters…our nominees for best and worst dressed for 2014’s People’s Choice Awards.

Best Dressed:

Jennifer Hudson – Wow! She definitely flaunts a stunning silhouette in this Kaufmanfranco dress. Those shoes make it look as if she’s floating above the red carpet.

Nina Dobrev – This mini vixen awed us in her Jenny Packham number. Elegant, classy, and refined. The dress covered her from neck to below the knee, and yet there was no denying its sexiness.

Beth Behrs – The 2 Broke Girls star looked anything but cheap in this beautiful gown. The slit at the center of the skirt showed just the right amount of leg.

Olga Fonda – Poised and confident, Olga Fonda wasn’t afraid to show off some skin. The mixed media construction of the dress pulls the entire look together for an alluring ensemble.

Cheryl Burke – She danced her way into our hearts with this sequined, strapless mini. The design really accentuates her feminine curves.

And the winner for Best Dressed is…Nina Dobrev!

Worst Dressed:

Emily Deschanel – We think this Max Azria dress was meant to look vintage, but not everything out of your grandmother’s closet is a fashion gold-mine. The peach color wreaks havoc with her skin tone, and the ensemble is a shapeless mess.

Malin Akerman – That plunging neckline does nothing to flatter her bosom. The design on the dress is something from a kitschy art print.

Naya Rivera – Usually the Glee star hits a home run with her red carpet looks. Unfortunately, last night she struck out with this dress. It looks more like something you would wear for a day date, not for an awards’ show. Coupled with her uncoiffed hair, this look was a bad choice.

Cassie Scerbo – Please don’t take us to your leader, Cassie Scerbo! This blazer and shorts duo looked more like something out of science fiction than reality. The metallic accents looked cheap, and the shorts were unflattering.

Sandra Bullock – Though she took home the award for Favorite Comedic Movie Actress, she did not win an award for Best Dressed. This floral inspired print did nothing for us, and the bold, white waistband looked terribly out of place.

And the “winner” for Worst Dressed is…Cassie Scerbo!

What do you think? Agree with our choices? Let us know!

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