Hi Everyone,

We’ve done it: made it through the week and on the other side is a gorgeous weekend ahead filled with sun, laughter, and hopefully margaritas. Sending nothing but good vibes everyone’s way!

In addition to The Weekly Round Up with so many looks from the week, hence the mid-week post, I felt the need to include a few more here. So check out the good, the bad, and the “what the hell?”

So take a look, jump down for links, GET OUTSIDE THIS WEEKEND, and enjoy!

— Christian


Rose Byrne, Christopher Kane- “Adult Beginners” LA premiere 

Rose Byrne looked every bit the lovely lady in velvet and organza teal length dress by fellow Brit Christopher Kane featuring fun clip belt and matching electric Blue Brian Atwood pumps. That color on her (and in general) is just gorgeous.

That pop of Red lip, matching nails, and side swept curls round out another Fashion hit for Ms.Byrne.

Gwyneth Paltrow, Victoria Beckham- Victoria Beckham Barneys New York Dinner Party 

Gwyneth Paltrow gave us classic Gwyneth Paltrow on the Red Carpet: minimal, barely there make-up, effortless hair, and body realness. The result was formulaic, but this may be the best she’s looked in a long time. If it aint broke don’t fix it, right?

That Victoria Beckham dress is tailored to a T and I love the cheeky heart Louboutin heels as they bring some humor to her look.

Kate Winslet, Stella McCartney- “A Little Chaos” UK Premiere 

More body realness, Kate Winslet borrowed a cue from Rose and also donned an electric Blue body con Stella McCartney dress with bow detail along the bodice and bust topped off with a chic updo and complimentary Louboutin’s.

Ms.Winslet has been missing from the Red Carpet for quite some time, so I am feeling her return. Her make-up is perfect and while I like the dress enough, the placement of the bow is a little strange especially along the bust. Other than that, she looks gorgeous.


 Elizabeth Olsen, Rosetta Getty- Elizabeth Olsen and Maggie Q host Kiehl’s 2015 Earth Day Project

Elizabeth Olsen has rounded the week out favoring another Black and White ensemble in a minimal and chic Rosetta Getty strapless dress with a gorgeously tailored Chloe blazer featuring bow detail at the sleeves carrying a The Olympia “Lord of The Flies” clutch.

I am a big fan of this overall look as it’s modern and classic, with just the right amount of LA cool. That being said, those Chanel brogues are killing me. Lizzie, I get heels suck, but a gorgeous open toed Black sandal would have made this look a 10.

With gorgeous beachy waves and dewy make-up, it’s no doubt Lizzie had on Kiehl’s signature creamy eye treatment with Avocado (a personal favorite of The New York Narrative) in which she designed a bottle for Earth Day. 

Something I love about Ms.Olsen is that she smiles on the Red Carpet and doesn’t take herself too seriously. It’s also nice to see a 26 year old actress not donning barely there mini dresses over and over. Favoring another collar necklace, by Jennifer Fisher, her double strand statement piece rounded out this laid back chic look.

Maggie Q and Dylan McDermott- Elizabeth Olsen and Maggie Q host Kiehl’s 2015 Earth Day Project

Deciding Grease was the word (have you heard?), Maggie Q donned an all leather ensemble with Black moto-jacket and skin tight Burgundy pants. Khiel’s has a history with biking, so maybe that was her inspiration? Either way I can’t stop looking at how gorgeous a couple she and fiance Dylan McDermott are, so, whatever.

Of their two looks, I much prefer handsome Mr.McDermott’s Rockabilly inspired Menswear take.Like Lizzie, Maggie Q also designed a bottle of the product for Earth Day. 


Kate Beckinsale, Burberry- Burberry London in LA Event 

Much like JLO, Kate Beckinsale is aging backwards Benjamin Button style (or is it really, really good work?). Looking gorgeous in her Black Burberry ensemble, the pailettes detail made the British actress look like the sexiest Mermaid we’ve ever seen. I love how sleek and streamline she looks; I don’t even mind the standard high pony Ms.Beckinsale always favors.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Burberry- Burberry London in LA Event 

This is a look only a Supermodel like Rosie Hungtington-Whiteley could rock: lots of legs, boobs, and smolder coming out the other side looking like perfection. A little over the top sexed up, but, she is oozing effortlessness with that tousled hair and “I’m here, check me out” attitude. Perfect 10 is an understatement.

Michelle Monaghan, Burberry- Burberry London in LA Event 

More Green! Michelle Monaghan honestly never lets me down on the Red Carpet and her romantic ruffle-y Burberry slitted dress is no exception. Between the gorgeous shade of honey her hair is, complimentary make-up, and simple sandal she may be my best dressed at this event. Simplicity while still being sexy.

Jamie King, Dior- “Dior & I” LA Screening

Would you know Jamie King is pregnant here, because I didn’t. The former model turned actress looked futuristic cool in a Port and pale Pink sequin sleeved mini dress by Dior in LA this week. While I am totally into the weird robot Fashion thing going on, I do wish this dress was saved for someone with a bit more star power. How killer would ScarJo have looked in this sans those latex thigh high boots?


Olivia Wilde, Marchesa- “Finding Neverland” Broadway Opening and 2015 Tiffany Blue Book Dinner

Deciding to make quite the statement, Olivia Wilde flapped her way onto the Red Carpet in a swishy Marchesa fringe piece with embellished shoulders and up-swept hair. There’s a lot going on here, but I don’t mind it so much. Some of the draping of the fringe is bordering on curtain but it’s a good look for Ms.Wilde. I do wish her make-up had been a little more evening appropriate but she still looks gorgeous.

Her White Stuart Weitzman nudist heels though, I must say, are a bit jarring. Black or a chic metallic would have been preferred.

Reese Witherspoon, Oscar de la Renta- 2015 Tiffany Blue Book Dinner

Reese Witherspoon clearly was all about her Tiffany jewelry at the jewelers event, as she chose a very plain Oscar de la Renta Navy dress with kicky skirt to showcase the diamonds on. A bit of a snooze if you ask me, but not offensive. Her Tom Ford platforms are pretty great keep the look somewhat interesting.

Blake Lively, Vintage Ossie Clark- “The Age of Adeline” LA Press Junket 

Blakey, we need to talk. Props for busting out a vintage Ossie Clark, but, is anyone else having an issue here? Between the unflattering fit (she is no longer pregnant yet looks it here) and the Easter-y vibe the dress gives off, Ms.Lively is capable of so much more and is not giving it to us.

The hair too…Kentucky Derby anyone? I do love her Marigold Stuart Weitzman suede heels. It’s a goog color to pull out from this rough, rough print.


Kate Bosworth, Giamba- 2015 Crackle Upfront

What’s up with the weird shoe game this week? Another look let down by uninspiring shoes, this time by way of multi strap Mary-Jane flats that do not compliment Kate Bosworth’s super cool printed Giamba sleeveless dress with tie detail at the shoulder.

Not a fan of her haircut at the moment…it’s looking a little conservative. What I am a fan of is that orange lippie which is not easy to pull off.

Carey Mulligan, Dior- “Far From the Maddening Crowd” world premiere 

First things first: is Carey Mulligan pregnant? If not, then she’s picked the most incredibly unflattering Dior sparkly number she possibly could. I don’t dislike this dress actually; between the gorgeous embellishment and interesting lace detail at the hem, it’s kind of gorgeous.

My issue here is how little shape it gives Ms.Mulligan; it’s either screaming “I don’t want you to know I am pregnant” or “I had the worlds largest burrito at lunch, therefore I am cover it up.” Both suspect. Ms.Mulligan also has a chic collar length haircut at the moment, and had her hair been down in a pin straight side swept style some dimension would have been given here.

Major props though for those stunning Louboutin heels.

– The New York Narrative Binge: “Daredevil”

– The New York Narrative: Looks from The Week!

– Earth day is coming up, so why not spend it outside in Union Square doing fun things? 

– Not a Manhattanite? Stay in Brooklyn and celebrate Earth Day in Prospect Park

– More outdoor activities: Smorgasburg

– This Speakeasy Dollhouse play interactive thing sounds pretty cool

– The Wonderful World of Boning is a funny(?) take on sex…if you’re into that

– Chandeliers made of Orchids in the Bronx. Chic. Chic. Chic.

– Brooklyn Flea is also a great place to check out

– Victoria’s Secret does umbrella sexy

– Top ad campaigns for Spring, keep an eye out for ’em

– Gucci’s Pre-Fall campaign is loungy

– Lizzie Olsen looking gorgeous on the cover of Canada’s Fashion magazine

– Rita Wilson has been diagnosed with breast cancer and has had a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery. Sending lots and lots and lots of love her way. You’ll get through this, Rita!

– Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling may be getting back together on screen for an LA based musical? SIGN ME UP

– Jake Gyllenhaal is making his stage musical debut in “Little Shop of Horrors” this July for a limited engagement 

– SJP is OFFICIALLY back on HBO…so many initials… 

– The cast of live action “Beauty and The Beast” has gotten together for a selfie and it’s sexy

– You can live in RHONYC Ramona Singer’s humble abode

– Avengers assembled on Jimmy Kimmel Live and it was magical

– Insight into the amazing costumes in “Avengers: Age of Ultron”

– How “Avengers: Age of Ultron” nearly killed our beloved Joss Whedon

– Netflix keeps kicking ass: they’re starting audio description for the visually impaired for many of their programs, include (which is very appropriate) “Daredevil”

– Speaking of Netflix, here’s a good look at the next Marvel collaboration “AKA: Jessica Jones” filming in NYC 

– The upcoming Wonder Woman solo film just lost it’s female directoris the character really cursed? 

– A female character not in trouble is Captain Marvel, who may have writers for the upcoming Superheroine film very soon!

– “Orange is the New Black” isn’t going anywhere, don’t worry

– GLAAD  isn’t happy with Sony Studios…

– ABC Family want’s to get sexy…because that’s family friendly 

All images courtesy of Getty
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