Anne Hathaway apologizes for Oscars dress: Prada over Valentino

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

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Anne Hathaway was nothing short of chic on the 2013 Oscars red carpet in her pale pink Prada gown, but that was not her first choice.  E!’s “Fashion Police” hosts had hinted on air during the pre-red carpet discussions that the best supporting actress winner would wear a Valentino dress to the show.   Now, the star has issued an apology to the house of Valentino, who also thought she was going to be showcasing one of their masterpieces, according to a  Feb. 26 Women’s Wear Daily report (WWD).
Everyone watching the E!’s red carpet show saw Hathaway tell host Ryan Seacrest that she didn’t choose the Prada dress until a few hours before appearing on the red carpet, leaving many to speculate about her reasons for dumping her Valentino dress.  “I didn’t know what I was wearing until two hours ago. I tried on a lot of dresses, but at the end of the day, I loved the simplicity of it,” Hathaway said on the red carpet.
According to WWD, Valentino, thinking that Hathaway’s Valentino design was her final choice, sent out a press release ahead of the event, notifying relevant press that Hathaway would be rocking Valentino.
On Tuesday, Hathaway released a statement through her publicist Stephen Huvane, addressing the dress controversy. 
“It came to my attention late Saturday night that there would be a dress worn to the Oscars that is remarkably similar to the Valentino I had intended to wear, and so I decided it was best for all involved to change my plans. Though I love the dress I did wear, it was a difficult last-minute decision as I had so looked forward to wearing Valentino in honor of the deep and meaningful relationship I have enjoyed with the house and with Valentino himself. I deeply regret any disappointment caused.”
The only other Valentino gown on the red carpet at the event was Jennifer Aniston’s strapless red stunner. 
Us Weekly has a different take.  A source tells the magazine that Hathaway changed her mind on the Valentino design because she thought that her Les Miserables costar Amanda Seyfried’s Alexander McQueen Oscar dress was similar to the Valentino design.  According to the same source, Hathaway asked Seyfried what she would be wearing on the red carpet.  “What are you wearing? Can you send me a picture of it?” After Seyfried sent the photo, Hathaway changed her mind and went with Prada.

The top fashion and red carpet style highlights of 2012

Monday, December 31, 2012

As 2012 comes to a close and the 2013 red carpet season starts later this week, we will leave you with our summary of the fashion highlights of 2012.
From the best dressed to the worst dressed and the sexiest fashion event of the year, there hasn’t been one dull moment. Yahoo Lifestyle UK! via Grazia, on December 30, 2012, listed its picks for the best dressed women of 2012. The judging panel included fashion gurus like designers Zuhair Murad and Manolo Blanik. The panel chose Kate Moss as the No. 1 best dressed in 2012. While we love Moss's style, our list focuses on red carpet fashion events.
  From the People’s Choice Awards in January 2012 to the last award show of the year, each red carpet was filled with stars rocking latest trends, styles and runway threads. Just because the gowns were expensive doesn’t mean they were all gorgeous. Some were great, some were bad and others were downright ugly.  The Fashion Examiner's list of the................

Prepping for our Spring 2013 Fashion Trunk Show: Miatta-MiMi Accessories for Boutique Mix

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

It's that time of year when I design and handcraft my accessories for Boutique Mix's
( Spring fashion and trunk shows. From necklaces to bracelets, wallets, purses and dresses, it is a busy time.
Between my new baby and trying to craft, working in my studio has been one long, sometimes ridiculous balancing act. I wouldn't change any minute of it though. Things are coming along great and I'm really excited about this new line. Here is a peek at what's coming up in 2013!!!

2012 Emmys red carpet fashion: Sexiest dress on the 2012 Emmys red carpet

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Nina Dobrev in Donna Karen at the 2011 Emmys
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As Hollywood’s small screen fashionistas gear up for another stylish night on 64th Primetime Emmy Awards red carpet, we are looking forward to breaking down all the red carpet fashion hits and misses. Other than best and worst dressed, another very popular category in red carpet fashion discussion is the sexiest dress category.

One expects to see stars such as Christina Hendricks or Sophia Vergara showcasing their sex appeals in figure-hugging, bold, statuesque floor-length gowns. And while Vergara usually grabs the sexy spotlight, the 2011 Emmys were quite the exception.

All hail to Nina Dobrev in Donna Karan Resort 2012. She stood out both as best dressed and sexiest style among the sea of statement gowns and drool worthy dresses. The Vampire Diaries actress stole the red carpet spotlight in ....... CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE READING ON THE NATIONAL FASHION EXAMINER

President Obama Clutch: Who is Rocking the Obama Clutch this season?

Saturday, September 8, 2012

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It's official! We're hooked on the fabulous and stylish tv show, Afro City.  We've watched the 10 latest episodes and cannot wait to watch more.  Think UPN's former hit show, 'Girlfriends,' but with all natural flavor.  We're loving the natural hairstyles, Ankara fashion and story lines.
Oh, and guess how even more excited we are to see the actress Rhonda Ray rocking the Boutique Mix Obama Clutch.  Yes, this Obama Clutch!

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Afro City Synopsis (via "'Afro City' is about a singer name Jazzman Love and her three best friends. One is an art gallery owner(Crystal), one a model(Ebony) and the other an earring designer(Fatimah). 'Afrocity' follows these four women as they share their love, lives, ups, downs, art and fashion while maneuvering through the big city of Los Angeles, California and the Art district of downtown L A. Through good times and bad times, these four Afronistas create a bond that will last a lifetime."

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Stay cool this Summer with NikiBiki Seamless Tube Tops

Monday, August 6, 2012

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Stay cool with summer with NikiBiki seamless jersey tube tops at Boutique Mix.  They are soft, comfy and versatile.
Not in love with orange? Fret not. Try the tube top in any of the 11 colors available at Boutique Mix ( - black, white, fuschia, turquoise, stone, ivory, dark brown, red, rust and mustard.
92% Nylon and 8% Spandex.
Rock this tube top in any of the following styles:
1. Under your favorite suit jacket;
2. Pair with your favorite pair of skinny jeans;
3. Pair with your favorite skirt;
4. Wear as a bra - the rib band provides great support;
5. Rock as a bikini top on the beach;
6. Wear with a low cut dress/blouse; or
7. Anytime.

Stylish arm candy at Boutique Mix

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2012 Golden Globes Awards Red Carpet Fashion: The best dressed and sexiest dresses on the 2012 Golden Globes Awards Red Carpet

Sunday, January 15, 2012

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Tonight, Hollywood kicks off its biggest unpredictable party of the year; the 2012 Golden Globes Awards hosted by Ricky Gervais.

From winners to losers and all the Ricky Gervais jokes in between, the 2012 Golden Globes will definitely be a hit. On the red carpet, fashionistas will take note of who wore what or whom, who wore it best and the best, worst and sexiest looks of the night.

This year's nominees list includes some of our favorite red carpet fashionistas. 

Fashionista Solange Knowles models in Oyster Magazine

Saturday, January 14, 2012

photo credit:  Dominic Hayden-Route/Next Management 

Fashionista and singer Solange Knowles just added "fashion model" to her resume.  The singer recently signed on with Next Model Management and showed off some of her fab style in Oyster Magazine. 

We love this shoot!

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