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Sunday, February 24, 2013

Red Carpet Fashion: The 2013 Oscars | 85th Academy Awards


I hope you all had a good weekend.  Here's something to make it better....captivating red carpet fashion from the most stylish awards ceremony, the 85th Academy Awards aka The Oscars which is going on right about now. Enjoy!

 Olivia Munn in a Marchesa dress. A bit messy but I love the satin!
 Adele in a Jenny Packham gown
 Anne Hathaway in Prada. Simple much?
Amanda Seyfried in Alexander McQueen
 Jane Fonda in a yellow Versace number
 Charlize Theron in Dior Haute Couture. Her new look is hot!
 Catherin Zeta-Jones in a Zuhar Murad dress. She doesn't age!
 Jennifer Garner in a plum Gucci gown. The color is just glorious!
 Jennifer Hudson in a Roberto Cavali Couture dress
 Jennifer Aniston in Valentino's Haute Couture
 Jessica Chastain in an Armani dress. Its beautiful!
 My girl Kelly Rowland in Donna Karan. Love how the slit is not typical. Stunner!
Naomi Watts in an Armani PrivĂ©  gown
 Octavia Spencer in a Tadashi Shoji gown
 Kristen Stewart in a Reem Acra gown. Too busy and horrible fitting. Not impressed. 
 Queen Latifah in a Badgley Mischka Couture fishtail dress
 Sally Field in a Valentino dress
 Reese Witherspoon in a Louis Vuitton gown
 Salma Hayek in an Alexander McQueen dress. Love the details on the top
 Sandra Bullock in Elie Saab
 Renee Zellweger in a Carolina Herrera gown
 Zoe Saldana in Alexis Mabille. Look at that tail. Beautiful!
 George Clooney and Stacey Keibler in Naeem Khan
 Fan BingBing in a Marchesa dress. Not so sure.
 Kerry Washington in a strapless Miu Miu dress. Simple and nice.
 Nicole Kidman in a L'Wren Scott dress
 Halle Berry in Versace
 Amy Adam in Oscar de la Renta
Jennifer Lawrence in Dior Face Couture. Very Regal.

It was soooo hard to pick a favorite. I'm so tempted to say Kelly Rowland but you know I'm biased....So maybe you can help me.....tell me which one you absolutely love :-)

Stay Inspired....

Monday, February 11, 2013

Dear NwaVic: Should I Say It Back?

Dear NwaVic,

I have been seeing this guy lately and he is quite obsessed with me. We talk every day, spending hours on the phone and at same time, we text each other always. I never told him that I love him but anytime we finish discussing on the phone, he sends me a kiss and tells me that he loves me, that he can go to any extent for me. I am confused because we were high school love birds but moved to different countries. My question is since I love him and think about him always, should I tell him now that I love him? He prays for us both over the phone and we are quite same age. I am so confused about what to do. I love him so much but too weak to let him know which I already think that he does know.

Worried Mind

Dear Worried Mind, 

Thanks for your email. I handled a similar issue a couple of months ago. You can read it here. 

If we were having this conversation in person, I'd ask some clarifying questions like, how old are you? How long have you been dating this guy? You say that you've been seeing the guy lately, but then you say you were high school love birds. Why are you afraid of saying you love him? Is it his age? Is he too obsessed with you? Is it the distance?

Without any alarming answers to those questions, there's a simple answer to your question. If you're sure you love him, go ahead and tell him you do. 

Here's how to be sure. Ask yourself these questions: Do you think about him when your mind wanders? (I think you said yes to this) Does he make you happy? Do you have an innate urge to make him happy? Do you know each other's flaws and accept them? Do you smile when you think about him? What's his life-plan? Are you guys on the same "future" page?

If these questions can be answered in the positive, you more-likely-than-not love him. You could go ahead and say it back. Love is always a risk because we fear it will render us vulnerable. It doesn't have to be that way. From what I gather, this is a guy who's into you and loves you because he tries to make you feel special, wants to talk to you all the time and makes you a part of his daily life. So, telling him you love him back will probably free you of confusion and weakness, and the feeling of relieve you'd get will make the "love-risk" worth taking. 

Having said all that, please stop worrying. It won't solve a thing. There is no pressure. Don't rush yourself. If you feel you need more time, take it till you're 100% ready to say it. True love IS patient. 

I really hope this helps. Good luck!

Stay Inspired....

*Email with any further issues, concerns, questions, suggestions for a prompt and neutral response/advice. :-)

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Red Carpet Fashion: 2013 Grammy Awards

Happy Sunday guys!

At the moment, the 55th Annual Grammy Awards is being held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Don't worry, one day, you and I will make it there live ;-)

In the meantime, we can ogle and wow at some notable outfits from the red carpet earlier today :-)

 John Legend and fiance Chrissy Teigen
 Wiz Khalifa and preggers Amber Rose
 Rick Ross
 JLo and her boo Casper
 Estelle. Not sure.
 My crush Tim McGraw in a Tom Ford suit and his wife Faith Hill in a J. Mendel dress. I'm just a bit jealous.
 Natasha Bedingfield
 Sean Paul
Giuliana Rancic
 Ashanti. Not so sure how I feel about this dress.
 Rihanna. Love the red!
 Beyonce. Classy but too simple.
 Carrie Underwood in Robert Cavalli. Love this! Especially the necklace.
 LL Cool J and wife Simone Johnson. Something inspiring about a couple that has been married for 18 years.
 Alicia Keys
 Kelly Osbourne
Solange Knowles
 Pharrell and Helen Lasichanh
 Jaenelle Monae. I wouldn't rock this but it perfectly suits her personality.
 (L-R) Singers Tamara Johnson-George, Cheryl 'Coko' Clemons and Leanne 'Lelee' Lyons of SWV. Remember them?
 Katy Perry. I love.
 Taylor Swift. I like.
 Adele. Too busy!
 Justin Timberlake. Typical Justin style.
Chris Brown

And here's my personal fave! my girl Kelly Rowland. Love it! Love it! Love it! Look at that bod! I want!

You like? You love? You don't like? You hate?

What do you think? Let me know!

Stay Inspired....

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