Monthly Archives: August 2011

VMAs .. Oh what a night for “Fashion”..

It seems to be that the VMAs may be the one awards show per year  that you get to wear whatever you want and no judgement is passed… comparable to the Mean Girls quote “Halloween is the one day a girl can dress slutty and no one can say anything.” Maybe the VMAs quote shall be “VMAs is the one award show a year that anyone can dress in something that looks like a circus costume and no one can say they are on drugs”..?

Lady Gaga in drag as her alter ego, Nicki Minaj wearing an ice cream cone around her neck, a face mask, with a stuffed animal trailing on a chain..? Katy Perry sporting a yellow square on top  of her head….the new member of Jersey Shore looking like a sparkling Rainbow Bright, and last but certainly not least my boys.. the Cast of the Buried Life (I am biased as I styled them), dressed as girls in hopes to win “Best Dressed.” There were some hits though, Selena Gomez could not have looked cuter, Beyonce’ looking gorgeous debuting her pregnancy glow, and Brit Brit looking rather stylish in black sequin romper.

Let’s recap in photos…

Selena Gomez - My Actual Vote for Best Dressed (sorry Boys)

Beyonce

Brit Brit

The real show at the VMAs

The Buried Life Cast on the Red Carpet

Ta Da' All the Sexy Ladies before going out and taking the Red Carpet On


Cipriani Beverly Hills

Mr.C Hotel Beverly Hills

With a devoted following in NYC and a history that dates back to 1931 in Venice, Cipriani had finally made its mark in Los Angeles. Mr.C Hotel is the first hotel venture for the 4th generation Cipriani brothers Ignazio and Maggio Cipriani.With a great location on Beverwill and Pico, Angelenos have been awaiting the opening of the infamous Cipriani.

Having heard mixed reviews, I went to try it out myself with no expectations. Thank-fully I was pleasantly surprised. On a Friday night it was packed in a typical LA – new restaurant – in town -fashion…

The restaurant itself is a very open space decorated in quintessential old school luxury, with a dark wood bar, marble floors, and leather chairs.

The service and food were overall excellent. Among my favorite dishes of the night, were the Burrata and Tomatoes – so simple but executed perfectly, the Prosciutto Pizza, and the fruit tart with Vanilla gelato.

Warranting another visit, I have already been back for lunch!

Cipriani is definitely worth a try.

Cipriani Brothers

Carpaccio

Veal Chop

Lemon Chiffon Cake