I am Grace Kelly, Grace Kelly is Me

Stunning.  I love how elegant and modest it is and I think it really suits her.  The fitted bodice works well for her shape and while the skirt is fuller than I thought it’d be, now I couldn’t imagine it any other way.  The deep v-neckline and lace sleeves are just lovely.  In my opinion, Sara Burton’s done a wonderful job so far of continuing the legacy of Alexander McQueen, and she did not disappoint with this dress.

More to come soon on royal wedding style.  Next up: the attendees

Friday Playlist: 4/29/11

  1. Ten Thousand Words – The Avett Brothers
  2. Ask Her to Dance – Coconut Records
  3. Simple Math – Manchester Orchestra
  4. All of the Lights – Kanye West
  5. Lies – The Black Keys
  6. The Guns of Brixton – The Clash
  7. Light of the Morning – Band of Skulls
  8. Born Free – M.I.A.
  9. We Used to Wait – Arcade Fire
  10. Trip Through Your Wires – U2
  11. See My Friends – Gravenhurst

Blair Waldorf Approved

In honor of the royal wedding festivities taking place tomorrow, let’s take a closer look at the princess-to-be and her fashion choices.  The stylish Kate Middleton’s look is classic and elegant with a youthful twist.  But if I’m honest, the most fascinating thing about her look is all the headpieces she wears.

While the fact that she shares Philip Treacy as a favorite hat maker with her soon-to-be-step-mother-in-law should be discouraging, it isn’t.  Middleton has enough charisma to pull off even the most ridiculous looking head gear and pull it off well.  That’s a feat not just anyone can do.

Style Envy: Emma Roberts

A few years ago I wouldn’t have considered the possibility of looking at Emma Roberts as a style icon, but now times have changed.  Instead of going the route so many Nickelodeon/Disney stars tend to go, she managed to carve her own path and really come into her own style-wise.  From her killer shoe collection (6.5 inch Louboutins, leopard print chunky heels, a wide array of Brian Atwoods) and her unexpected choices (Chanel tweed and feathers!?), girlfriend looks fabulous while always remaining age and place appropriate.

{ photos: thevougiediaries.com and fabulous-emma.com }

Rolling on VDubs

After seeing this video that Sherri Dupree Bemis posted on her blog, I was immediately intrigued by the concept.  Throwing an artist into a cramped space and just letting them do their thang is more interesting and revealing to me that any interview or other performance, really.  I think it’s because watching something so close (however awkward) takes the experience to the next level; I felt like I was in the van with them!

The VDub Sessions features a series of mostly Oklahoma-based artists (musicians, graphic artists, etc.) doing what they do best in the back of a VW.  Check out the video of Eisley below and make sure to take a look at the rest of the videos on their blog.

Friday Playlist: 4/22/2011

Let’s face it.  There’s some days you’d rather just turn off the alarm and go back to bed.  Maybe even lounge around in sweats (gasp!) and read a good book ( a.k.a. a bunch of magazines if your anything like me) or if you’re feeling really daring (read: lazy), a cheesy movie you’d only find on the LMN channel.

In honor of those days, this Friday Playlist is a compilation of some of my most favorite cover songs.

{ Photograph: Everett Collections/Rex Features courtesy of guardian.co.uk }

Under the Covers

  1. Simple Man – Shinedown
  2. When The Levee Breaks – Led Zeppelin
  3. Such Great Heights – Iron & Wine
  4. Hallelujah – Jeff Buckley
  5. All Along The Watchtower – Jimi Hendrix
  6. Don’t Stop Believin’ – Glee Cast
  7. I Put A Spell On You – She & Him
  8. Bitches Ain’t Shit – Ben Folds
  9.  I’ll Be There – Mariah Carey
  10. Last Kiss – Pearl Jam
  11. The Man Who Sold The World – Nirvana
  12. I Found A Reason – Cat Power
  13. Heartless – The Fray
  14. I Will Survive – Cake
  15. Silver Springs – Stacy DuPree of Eisley
  16. Handle With Care – Jenny Lewis & The Watson Twins
  17. Got Your Money – Say Anything
  18. Boys of Summer – The Ataris
  19. Smooth Criminal – Alien Ant Farm
  20. Across The Universe – Fiona Apple