February 4, 2008

Trend Spotting: Ombre (feat. Jennifer vs Angelina)

Posted in fashion, general, trends tagged , , , at 12:35 am by classyaction

Decisions, decisions.

Skinny or flared? Belted or loose? Heels or flats?

In a world filled with fashion choices – one dilemma which ladies won’t need to worry their pretty little heads about is soon to be colours.

This season, CA senses that ombre, that beautiful French word, is gradually creeping into our colour palettes. Ombre is a beautiful wash of shades and shadows that carries a subtle flood of colour throughout material, letting you play with a kaleidoscope of colour, while still retaining a soup├žon of elegance.

Theoretically. CA has yet to see a truly gorgeous ombre creation that doesn’t scream high school prom, but time will tell. After all, skinny jeans never really won full marks in this book, but that doesn’t stop the trend from barrelling on.

From Angelina Jolie’s appearance at the SAG red carpet with everyone’s favourite accessory – Brad Pitt – to Jennifer Esposito’s sadly hideous getup – mark my words! Prom season will be awash with the colourful schemes. But as with every pattern, there’s a right way and a wrong way.

So fashion match-up with everyone’s favourite dueling names: Jenn or Angelina?

Not that Jenn, in this case.


CA prays you can tell the good from the not-so-good.

The colours? Lovely.

Having your bra showing? Tacky as hell.

Brad Pitt? Beautiful.

Classy Advantage: Angelina, 1. Jennifer, 0.

CA Sources: GettyImages


February 3, 2008

CA Musings: Pastel is the new Noir

Posted in ca musings, magazines, trends tagged , at 11:24 pm by classyaction

Vanity Fair, February 2008 Hollywood Issue

Vanity Fair’s 2008 Hollywood Issue

Reasons for purchase: Annie Leibowitz’s stellar photography and this year, for Dior’s classic collection. The celebrities are disposable.

First-Glance Trends

The cliched “pop-of-colour!” in the form of shoes is going to explode. That, or there weren’t any handbags available at time of photoshoot. However, the gold shoes paired with white dresses are a beautiful touch.

Yes, pastels are gorgeous. In person. In print, when combined with other muted pastels, though, this photoshoot is a sedative just sending me to sleep.

Bathing suit + gloves + floppy, wide brimmed hat implications. Is modesty going to be a completely lost art in future red carpet showings? Are we going to be seeing dresses with overtly large bows on the beaches? Is CA reading waaay too far into this tiny cover page?


Amy Adams: Hollywood’s latest favourite doll, staying nonchalently blonde in the sea of front page brunettes. Idly wondering why the colour scheme is still screaming Christmas in February.

Emily Blunt: looking classy and gorgeous with her long gloves, despite the fact that the picture makes her look like she’s growing a pink tail.

Anne Hathaway: Grecian, serene, and utterly boring.

Jessica Biel: contemplating how much of a raise her publicist is going to merit after landing her this prime cover spot.

CA Sources: USA Today