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Hunter Rain Boots

    In Greece it is raining all day long for the past few days. For footwear these days, I suggest rain boots because they are the most functional, comfortable and fashionable option. When it comes to rain boots, Hunter is the key word. Celebrities seem to love them in every color; black, grey, red, green. Even Jimmy Choo launched a Jimmy Choo for Hunter collection with black and silver crocodile-print wellies.

    Ashley Olsen, Ashley Tisdale

    Nicole Richie, Kate Moss

    Sandra Bullock, Kate Winslet

    Anne Hathaway, Julianne Moore

    Reese Witherspoon

    Sarah Jessica Parker, Sarah Michelle Gellar

    Leighton Meester, Rachel Bilson

    Pixie Lott, Angelina Jolie

     Marcia Cross, Gwyneth Paltrow

    Katherine Heigl, Ellen Pompeo

    Nicole Richie, Liv Tyler

    Rachel Bilson, Me

    Jimmy Choo for Hunter: Rachel Bilson, Hilary Duff, Kristen Bell
    xoxo Elina

MAGAZINE GLAM: Naomi Campbell Nude on the Cover of British GQ

    Naomi Campbell is one of the most gorgeous specimens in life. It's a distinction she shares with only a few other celebs like Heidi Klum, Iman, Halle Berry and Adriana Lima who are fortunate enough to have stunningly gorgeous features and a perfect body that doesn't age.

    That's why, although Naomi's latest GQ cover is beyond beautiful, I cannot fathom why they would photograph her in such an off-putting position. On her knees? It's just a little too over-the-top for me.

    There are plenty more tasteful ways to shoot someone artistically in the nude; take Taraji P. Henson's new PETA ad for example. You get the full scope of her gorgeous bod, but not in a ready-made sex position.

    Furthermore, it seems the cover story is about Naomi's infamous Blood Diamonds trial and the sexualized tone of the image certainly does not match the serious matter of the crimes, even with the "Naked Truth" title.

    But alas, her skin, body and face are truly a work of art, and that's all that matters when it comes to selling covers, isn't it?

    What do you think of the cover?

    P.S. Do you think Naomi's the last of the Supermodels? Fascinating cover line...



GLAM OR SHAM?: Eva Longoria in Georges Hobeika Couture at the 2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards

    Eva Longoria is one of the few Hollywood starlets who can go from show to show during Awards Season without missing one glamorous beat. Though each look is new and refreshing (she's no Angelina), they are always stunning, regal and polished. Totes Glamazon material.

    At the Golden Globes, she was a veritable black bombshell in a long black gown that hugged her curves perfectly. For the Screen Actors Guild Awards, she pours on the sexy again but this time in a gorgeous stone-hued gown by Georges Hobeika Couture from their Spring 2011 collection.

    Even with the plunging neckline, the draped waist and fluid silhouette bring a touch of elegance. Her updo, metallic shimmer and silver accessories (Fred Leighton earrings and Ferragamo clutch) bring the look full circle.

    What do you think of her gown? Glam or Sham?



GLAM OR SHAM?: January Jones in Carolina Herrera at the 2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards

    Now THIS is a red-carpet worthy look. January Jones wowed everyone at the Sag Awards in a black and gold lace Carolina Herrera mermaid gown.

    Ladylike, regal and exquisite, the gown highlighted January's amaze figure without being too over-the-top or racy (a la her Versace dress at The Golden Globes).

    Paired with a beautiful blonde updo and shimmery gold makeup, January was the picture of elegance last night. Old Hollywood glamour wins over swimsuit siren any day---well, maybe just at Awards Shows.

    What do you think of her look? Glam or Sham? I think it's everything and more.



GLAM OR SHAM?: Natalie Portman in Azzaro at the 2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards

    Most of you were less-than-pleased with Natalie Portman's Viktor & Rolf gown at the Golden Globe Awards, saying it was too busy and unflattering to her pregnant frame. Her stylist, Kate Young, must have been listening because she chose a dress with a more fitted silhouette for the SAG Awards.

    The white gown (white was the color of the night) was accented with a sparkling embroidered neckline and Tiffany & Co. jewelry. Hair, of course, was pulled back.

    Blah. White is a fabulous hue (it looked stunning on Eva Longoria) but I'd love to see Natalie in a colorful printed flowing gown (think Mila Kunis' Alexander McQueen) to give her some life. This was safe and boring, and it looks like her stomach can't breathe.

    Sham for me, though I'm ecstatic about her second Awards Season win for Best Actress in Black Swan and her paved road to the Oscars.

    What do you think of her look?



GLAM OR SHAM?: Kim Kardashian in Marchesa at the 2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards

    Nevermind why she even attended the SAG Awards and if she's an actual actress (P.S. I thought she did a great job of acting upset with her naked W Magazine cover on Kim & Kourtney Take New York last night. Come on Kimmie), Kim Kardashian rarely misses the chance to appear on a red carpet and last night, she hit the Screen Actor's Guild Awards in a Marchesa gown.

    She tweeted that she felt like a "princess" and in case you were wondering, she did indeed step out sans extensions and fake lashes. The result? She sure looked gorgeous without her beauty "enhancers" but the gown just didn't wow me. For princess, I prefer Olivia Wilde's black and gold Marchesa gown from the Golden Globes: full-on sparkly tulle and excess.

    I don't think Kim Kardashian embodies that look here; this dress is more of a purple Grecian goddess moment. And that look is equally feminine, gorgeous and sexy. The cut-outs are classy and tasteful and the embroidery is super elegant and modern.

    It's admittedly not my favorite Kim or Marchesa moment, but her beauty is non-debatable. What do you guys think of this look? Glam or Sham?

    And what exercises does she do for that toned back?



GLAM OR SHAM?: Anne Hathaway Mixes Stripes, Polka Dots and Ruffles in Marni Resort 2011

    Anne Hathaway is something of a fashion darling, appearing in Vogue and wearing top designers flawlessly on the red carpet. That's why her latest appearance has The Glamazons scratching our heads.

    For the 20th Century Fox Press Day for her upcoming flick, RIO, in Los Angeles, Hathaway wore a look from Marni's Resort 2011 collection: a striped cropped sweater paired with polka dot ruffled cropped pants. 

    Mixed prints are nothing new---we've seen Rihanna, Beyonce and even Michelle Obama embrace the look, but a Coutura rule of thumb is to wear varying patterns with complimentary hues. Unfortunately, Anne Hathaway didn't read this blog.

    The pieces are too mismatched and out-of-sync to be fashion-forward. And to add insult to injury, the cropped shirt AND cropped pants make for odd proportions, the sweater is completely shapeless and even the materials clash. A sweater and light breezy pants? What season is it?

    On the model, however, it looks quirky and playful which proves that not every look can go from the runway to reality.

    For her hot Marni mess, we say Anne Hathaway looks a "Dusty Sham," but what's your verdict, Glamazons? Is this look Glam or a Sham?




FIRST LOOK! Vera Wang for David's Bridal

    It seems after every holiday season there's a baby boom or wave of engagements. For me, it's been a little bit of both. I have several new nieces and nephews to spoil and two of my favorite cousins are getting married (congrats to Bunny and DB!). As the designated "fashion person in the family," I jump at the chance to help with the dress search.

    Imagine, then, my excitement when I learned last April that the Goddess of Bridal Gowns Vera Wang is designing a collection for David's Bridal. The celebrated bridal designer has outfitted some of today's biggest celebrities for their nuptials including Khloe Kardashian and Alicia Keys. Her coveted designs at David's Bridal prices? Talk about affordable luxury!

    Few wedding gowns are as romantic and breathtaking as Vera Wang's and I'm proud to say she doesn't disappoint with her White collection for David's Bridal. The collection, which hits stores February 11th, will range in sizes from 0-14 and in price from $600-$1,400. Budget brides, leap for joy!

    About the stunning collection of gowns, Vera Wang said: "Every bride deserves to have great design. I believe the bride knows who she is and how she wants to look and feel on her special day. Every gown I create reflects that respect for other women and how much design means to me...A wedding dress is more than just a dress. It embodies a bride's lifelong dream and her own sense of who she is."

    I know that's right, Vera. Check out the collection of strapless embroidered tulle gowns, sleek one-shoulder Grecian gowns and soft pink princess gowns below. Which is your favorite?

    Aren't they just perfect? Shop the full collection here.



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