Monday, September 19, 2011

The Best and The Worst Dresses at The 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards

Hi everyone, this is my opinion about the best and the worst dresses at The Emmys 2011, lets take a look

The Best

Kate Winslet in Elia Saab
She totally looks beautiful, the color looks great on her and the dress fits her perfectly. It is showing the curves in a classy way plus the Cartier earrings add a little extra, a true Hollywood movie star look.

Nina Dobrev in Donna Karan
In my opinion this is Nina’s best look in her red carpet history. Of course it is definitely going to help to have her slim and tone physique, her small waist really makes me jealous! but this Donna Karan dress helps to accentuate her curves more, very sexy and elegant.

Sofia Vegara in Vera Wang
Va va voom!!! Sofia looks hot! The color is gorgeous, the gold earrings with encrusted diamonds and emeralds are to die for!  Simply stunning.

Christina Hendricks in Johanna Johansson
Another bombshell at the night. For me usually Christina Hendricks red carpet looks are either hit or miss. Never in between, but this time she looks absolutely beautiful. I adore the sparkly details on her dress.

Jennifer Carpenter
Stunning! The sequins are glamorous , the color is very pretty, delicate and ethereal looking.

Kelly Osbourne in J. Mendel
It just me or this dress reminds me of Keira Knightley’s Vera Wang gown at Oscar a few years ago? No matter what, Kelly looks beautiful, the dress show her (new) great figure! The color is vampy! But the chiffon at the bodice gives a romantic feel.

Naya Rivera
This black dress is the definition of classy and edgy, I love the simple cutting at the bottom part and the unusual details at the top.

Evan Rachel Woods in Elie Saab
Two words. Femme Fatale.

Katie Holmes in Calvin Klein
I love that she brings another color to the crowd, a very lovely blue indeed, very simple and clean cut, she just looks effortlessly beautiful.

Lea Michelle in Marchesa
I love the shoulder area, it gives the dress that extra ‘oommpphh’ and you all should google the back area, it is drapped, beyond gorgeous.

Sarah Hyland in Christian Siriano
Playful pleats detail, asymmetrical one shoulder, very age appropriate, she looks incredible in it.

Julia Stiles in Georges Hobeika
The pale blue color is just very romantic, the lace on the bottom and the bodice just look perfect.

Worst Dresses

Heidi Klum in Christian Siriano
Reminds me of seaweed in the sea.

Minka Kelly in Christian Dior
Maybe she expresses her feeling because Galliano is fired by Dior? Sad and gloomy.

Jenna Ushkowitz
It just looks harsh on her, very boxy, not flattering.

Julianna Margulies in Armani Prive
It just looks weird for me.

Kristen Wiig in Zac Posen
I love the ombre idea, by I think this is not the right color combination.

Gwyneth Paltrow in Emilio Pucci
This is just plain ugly. Sorry...

Jayma Mays in Zuhair Murad
What is wrong with Jayma Mays, is she trying to be a Barbie/ballerina/statue on the wedding cake?


Rashida Jones in Alberta Ferretti
I do love the dress, I just think it need ironing! And she needs like a statement necklace or something to complete the look.

Padma Lakshmi in Armani Prive
Somehow I like this dress, but there is something about it that I don’t really like…but I can’t point out what?! Maybe it just looks very shiny for my liking.

Diana Agron in Riksanda Ilincic
It needs steaming or ironing ASAP!

Heather Morris
I just love Heather because she takes risk with this dress, but I'm not in love with this dress. Just ok looking.

Claire Danes in Oscar De La Renta
I still can’t decide wheter I love it or I hate it.

Paz De La Huerta
Please wipe of that lipstick and brush that hair, the makeup and hairdo just ruin the dress.

Do you have a favorite? did I forget to include someone in all these lists? do you agree with me? or you don't agree with me? just tell me on the comment below :D

Friday, September 9, 2011

Perfume Review: Dolce and Gabbana 'Light Blue'

Recently I got really tired of deep, dark, floral oriental fragrances. Since that kind of fragrance dominate my collection, I decide that I need a fresh, light, and uplifting scent in my fragrance wardrobe. So I just got the old time favorite of mine, Dolce and Gabbana ‘Light Blue’. Now I have it back in my collection!

Top notes are apple, cedar, bellflower, and Sicilian lemon
Middle notes are white rose, bamboo, and jasmine
Base notes are amber, musk, and cedar

Light Blue is a fresh, casual, and breezy scent that perfect for hot summer days. It gives me a calm and cool feeling every single time I spray it, like a splash of spring water in my face!  For me it smells very citrusy with a hint of apple, crisp, fresh, and sharp. Decent sillage. Later it develops into this kind of dry woodsy scent, I think it is because of the cedar and musk in it.

I think this perfume can pass as a men’s cologne, it is not uber feminine, not sweet nor floral. If you tired of boring feminine floral scents or super sweet celebrity perfumes but you can’t stand heavy oriental, than this could be a perfect fragrance for you. Most people love it, even some Youtube beauty gurus claim that this is the perfume that makes guys go crazy around them! For your information my boyfriend loves this scent too J, when we sampled a fragrances in department store, he said he really like it. Yay!

The blue velvet box is nice but I don’t really like the bottle, for me it just ok, not stunning,  doesn’t make me want to display it on my vanity but the juice inside is really beautiful so I can't really complaint. Another downside, Light Blue is a very popular fragrance, this fragrance is one of the best sellers in some local department stores, plus there are tons of knock off Light Blue everywhere here,  I just smelled it on a lot of people. I hope it was less popular so this can be my signature scent. Another negative side of this perfume is the longevity! It doesn’t last long on me! I spray it then 2 hours later it is gone! Such a shame because I really love the smell L

Overall I give it 4 stars!!! It can be 5 if this perfume last longer and less popular.

PS: English is my second language, so please excuse my poor grammar and limited vocabulary, don't hesitate to correct my English, I'm willing to learn, comment, send me a message, or tweet me @melisaberry 

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

L'occitane Perfume Review

L’occitane Rose des 4 Reines Eau de Toilette

From the L’occitane website Canada

“The delicate freshness of a bouquet of roses, the velvety softness of petals kissed with dew. The daughters of the Count of Forcalquier were as beautiful as the roses they cherished – the Grasse rose, the Bulgarian rose, the Moroccan rose and the Turkish rose. Each one of these daughters married a king, and so it was that Marguerite, Eléonore, Sancie and Béatrix became the four Queens of Forcalquier.”

Sounds divine right? This one belongs to my aunt, she bought it when she was in Paris, but I can’t stop admiring this fragrance. For me this floral perfume is just light and romantic, a very calming rose scent. Rose 4 Reines contains four different roses. That’s what you get when you smell this, a delicate and romantic bouquet. This perfume is perfect for feminine girls, it is soft, not overpowering, and for an eau de toilette this one has decent staying power.  On me it last around 4-5 hours.

  • Top Notes: redcurrant, violet leaves, bergamot.
  • Middle Notes: Grasse rose, Bulgarian rose, Turkish rose, Moroccan rose, apricot, & raspberry.
  • Base Notes: blackberry, white cedar, musk, heliotrope.

Price: My aunt got it for € 35.00
(I do some research and it is $ 48.00 on Canadian website, £ 33.00 on British website, and Rp 540,000 on Indonesian website).

L’occitane Rose Confite (Candied Rose) Eau de Toilette

From the box:

“A delicate and delicious winter rose. In Provence, candied fruit has been, for many years, the ultimate delicacy at festive celebrations… Some of the most desirable flowers can also tempt the taste buds and can be prepared using the same traditional method. Roses are coated in sugar syrup that crystallizes over time and turns every petal into a mouth-watering delicate delight. This limited edition Candied Rose Eau de Toilette captures the scents of this irresistible temptation in a floral heart of rose petals with sweet and fruity accents.”

Sounds yummy right? I do want to eat rose petal coated in crystallizes sugar syrup :D My aunt bought this for me, (along with her Rose 4 Reines ). This smells lovely, feminine, and vintage. I can imagine a quirky retro girl wearing this scent (examples: Zoey Deschanel and Krysten Rytter) This ‘floral-fruity- gourmand’ perfume is quite sweet and powdery, but not too much. Neither cloying nor immature. Longevity is good, last around 6 hours on me.

  • Top notes: Turkish rose essence, blackcurrant, and raspberry
  • Middle notes: Grasse rose absolute, powdered sugar accord
  • Base notes: sandalwood, musk

Price: € 35.00
( Rp 540,000 on Indonesian website )

L’occitane Cerisier des Oiseaux (Wild Cherry Tree) Eau de Toilette

So far, this is my favorite fragrance from L’ocittane, too bad it is limited edition! My sister bought it for my mother in Malaysia, but of course we both steal it sometimes ;) it's a very girly, bubbly floral-fruity, a bit powdery after it develops. Not a shy scent, noticeable and different from everything else I have smelled, but also tender and soft. I hope L’occitane brings back this fragrance to the store and make it permanent!

  • Top Notes: Amalfi lemon, black currant

  • Middle Notes: cherry blossom, tincture of rose

  • Base Notes: musk, sandalwood, Virginia cedar

Price: Sorry, I don’t really know and my sister already forget the price

Have you ever tried L'occitane perfume? What do you think about it?

PS: English is my second language, so forgive my poor grammar and limited vocabulary, don’t hesitate to correct my English, I am willing to learn, comment, send me an email, or tweet me @melisaberry

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