Classic French Mani

Last night, I decided I’d give myself a Classic French paint job. It’s been a while so I went for it.


Perfectly work appropriate and über feminine; a true classic.

I’m now totally lusting after this polish from Chanel. I must make it mine.


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PS :: I received my August Birchbox yesterday. I’ll be posting my review shortly!!


2012 Critics Choice Awards

The 2012 Critics Choice Awards were on tonight. I didn’t really watch them completely, but I know that Paul Scheer and Rob Huebel hosted. (Each of them is usually pretty funny. AND I am a huge fan of The League).

Bob Dylan performed and Martin Scorsese was presented with an award for his use of music in his films. Mr Scorses definitely does have amazing taste in music and always picks the best tracks making his memorable scenes even that much more powerful. HOWEVER, Olivia Harrison, widow of George Harrison,helped present this award and as Marty took the stage they played “Layla” by Eric Clapton. “Layla”… which is inspire by Patty Boyd… that chick who used to be with George and inspired some of his greatest songs like “Something”… “Layla” which even refers to George in the lyric “tried to give you consolation, when your old man had let you down.”… I mean come on. EVERY rock and roller knows this… how rude.

Onto the FASHION!


Critics Choice Awards - My Favorite Looks: 1.) Emma Stone - Jason Wu 2.) Michelle Williams - Chanel 3.) Ellie Kemper - Alberta Ferretti

Looks I didn’t hate:

1.) Berenice Bejo - Elie Saab 2.) Kirsten Dunst - Dior 3.) Viola Davis - Raoul 4.) Charlize Theron - Azzedine Alaia

And the looks I didn’t like so much…

1.) Elizabeth Olsen - Emilio Pucci. I actually really like this dress. It just look weird and out of place at the ceremonies. 2.) Jessica Chastain. 3.) Evan Rachel Wood - Valentino

Thanks for reading. and if you follow me on twitter, I usually live tweet during red carpets, awards show and other big events. @xGingerKate

Heres a complete list of nominees and winners from the evening:

Best Picture
The Artist – WINNER
The Descendants
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
The Help
Midnight in Paris
The Tree of Life
War Horse

Best Actor
George Clooney – The Descendants – WINNER
Leonardo DiCaprio – J. Edgar
Jean Dujardin – The Artist
Michael Fassbender – Shame
Ryan Gosling – Drive
Brad Pitt – Moneyball

Best Actress
Viola Davis – The Help – WINNER
Elizabeth Olsen – Martha Marcy May Marlene
Meryl Streep – The Iron Lady
Tilda Swinton – We Need to Talk about Kevin
Charlize Theron – Young Adult
Michelle Williams – My Week with Marilyn

Best Supporting Actor
Christopher Plummer – Beginners – WINNER
Kenneth Branagh – My Week with Marilyn
Albert Brooks – Drive
Nick Nolte – Warrior
Patton Oswalt – Young Adult
Andy Serkis – Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Best Supporting Actress
Octavia Spencer – The Help – WINNER
Berenice Bejo – The Artist
Jessica Chastain – The Help
Melissa McCarthy – Bridesmaids
Carey Mulligan – Shame
Shailene Woodley – The Descendants

Best Young Actor/Actress
Thomas Horn – WINNER
Asa Butterfield
Elle Fanning
Ezra Miller
Saoirse Ronan
Shailene Woodley

Best Acting Ensemble
The Help – WINNER
The Artist
The Descendants
The Ides of March

Best Director
Michel Hazanavicius – The Artist – WINNER
Stephen Daldry – Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Alexander Payne – The Descendants
Nicolas Winding Refn – Drive
Martin Scorsese – Hugo
Steven Spielberg – War Horse

Best Original Screenplay
Woody Allen – Midnight in Paris – WINNER
Michel Hazanavicius – The Artist
Will Reiser – 50/50
Tom McCarthy and Joe Tiboni – Win Win
Diablo Cody – Young Adult

Best Adapted Screenplay
Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin – Moneyball – WINNER
Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash – The Descendants
Eric Roth – Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
Tate Taylor – The Help
John Logan – Hugo

Best Cinematography
Janusz Kaminski – War Horse – WINNER
Newton Thomas Sigel – Drive
Robert Richardson – Hugo
Guillaume Schiffman – The Artist
Emmanuel Lubezki – The Tree of Life

Recent Reads & Trend Spotting

Today I picked up the December issues of both Harper’s Bazaar and Marie Claire. I was SO excited to see two of my favorite girls on the covers: Emma Watson and Katy Perry.

The Emma Watson article in Marie Claire was fantastic! (girl crush alert!) Emma discussed studying at Brown University and life beyond Hermione Granger. She also talked fashion, and when this gorgeous fashionista talks fashion, I listen. One quote I particularly loved:

“… In this day and age, the way you present yourself to the world is a big deal. … I love fashion, but that’s not going to be the most important thing about my day. I’m never going to look perfect all the time. …” -♥ her!

Emma Watson, Marie Claire December 2010

I definitely suggest picking up the issue if you havn’t already. In addition to the fabulous Emma…

There were some really great reads and trend-spotting reports:

Neutrals are obviously in.
Lots of soft creams and off-whites.

As if it were any secret… Metallics. Especially Golds.
Goes along with the Neutrals, but with glitz.

Also, something I need more of, are laces
and whimsical textures.
(I’d love, and desperately want, a feather skirt!)

And over all, lots of sparkle!

Check out these totally amazing Chanel Earrings featured on the Horoscope page of
December’s Harper’s Bazaar.

♥ I’m in love. ♥
I would totally wear them any and every time I did a Tarot read, Palm read or
Astrology chart for someone.

Clog Blog :: The Good. The Bad. The Ugly.

Can someone please tell me why we are all pretending that clogs look good? Clogs are NEVER really “in”… even when they are indeed “in”… like they were this past Spring/Summer and continue to be a trend this fall. I thought that maybe I was the only one who thought so until earlier today while having a very important clog discussion with Kacie.

Just have a look at these horrid things:

Those are Ashlee Simpson-Wentz’s, Vanessa Hudgens’s, and Rachel Bilson’s choices.
Ashlee’s aren’t horrific, but they’re still pretty ugly. I’m not sure Vanessa’s even qualify as clogs, but I like the color. Rachel’s are, in all their traditional clog glory, ugly.

I do however like the rest of Rachel Bilson’s outfit, especially the bag.

Um… Gross.
Stubby, little heel. And I smell sweaty feet just looking at them.

These are the perfect example, of the most disgusting example of clog-wearing.
These clogs are the reason why magazines need to use caution when exclaiming “Clogs Are In!”

Not even the cute and colorful adds for Swedish HasBeen’s clogs can sway me…

But I’m an optimist, and…
♥ Chanel … just might…
maybe it’s the higher heel, I don’t know… something about these
doesn’t immediately scream “fulgy!” In fact I like them a lot.

I also like these “clogs” by Zara.
Although, I think these shoes are far from just a c log.
They’re more of a Candies-Roman-Clog hybrid.

Jeffrey Campbell also makes a stylish pair of clogs. I don’t particularly like them, but in the world of clogs, these aren’t disgusting. I’m starting to think it’s all in the size of the heel.

Another rare example of c logs working.
Mary-Kate’s… or Ashley’s… who really cares anyway?, well her pair are pretty cute.
Very slender and more of a wedge. (-I think it’s Mary Kate.)

In summary: be very careful with clogs. Most likely they’ll be completely horrible and everyone will hear and smell your sweaty feet clompin’ towards them from way too far away. However, a clog that shares more qualities with other fabulous styles just might work; and from what I can tell, Size Matters. The higher and thinner the heel, the less ugly, at least in my opinion. (Translation: The less they look like clogs, the better.)

I also did some shopping for fall recently… maybe a little too much shopping.

♥ I definitly spruced up my make-up for the season. I bought the 88 piece Eye Shadow Palette from after reading a review on I also picked up two new Lash Stiletto liquid liners from Maybelline in Brownish Black and Blackest Black. I also picked-up their Blackest Black Lash Stiletto Mascara (as well as my old favorite Great Lash in Blackest Black as well… Maybelline was on sale buy one get on half off!!)

♥ I go through black nail polish like water, so I picked up a cheap bottle along with orange for Halloween and a really pretty plum color.

♥ Yesterday I spent the day shopping. I picked up two Cashmere and Cotton sweaters from The Gap. I tried one on and fell in love. They fit snuggley, but big and roomy at the same time, just so comfortable and cute. With a pair of skinnies and some boots, they will look adorable… I got one in Navy Blue and one in an Olive Green and I can’t wait to wear them! (I’m so ready for fall… although, I’ll probably have to wait until “winter” down here.)

♥ I had been wanting a purple bag for fall and I found this Nine West one at Ross for only 17.99. (I just love the way a new purse smells…)

♥ I also got a pair of green sunglasses and several t-shirts, mostly for layering. I found this t-shirt at Ross and just had to get it. I think it pretty much says it all:


♥ I’m also waiting for my order from Forever 21 to be delivered. I ordered a few things earlier in the week and I’m super excited to get them.

I needed this. It’s rare that I buy myself anything. And I am a sale-finder extraordinaire! There’s a really adorable cape-sweater in green at Old Navy that I will be buying on Monday as soon as their sweaters go on sale for $20 as their item of the week. It looks fantastic with my hair. I can’t wait for it to get cold!!!