Thursday, May 27, 2010

"It took me a really long time to get here, but I'm here. Carrie, you're the one."

Unless you've been living under a rock, you probably know that Sex and the City 2 opened today in theaters. Apparently I'm all about honoring things lately, what with the SYTYCD post yesterday, so I'll keep at it with a special dedication to the best relationship on the show/movie: Carrie and Big.

It wasn't always smooth sailing for these two, and we all know Carrie had plenty of other relationships along the way (Aidan, Berger, Aleksandr), but I've always been, and will always be Big's number 1 fan.

Let's start from the beginning, shall we?

In the pilot episode Carrie and Big share a few very brief, awkward moments together. The first time they ever see each other is when he bumps into her and then helps her gather up her stash of condoms. At the very end of the episode they share a series defining car ride, where Big asks her an important question, "have you ever been in love?" in which she's unable to answer. This bring us to my first favorite Carrie/Big moment of the series:

The two shared many good moments and bad throughout the course of the first and second seasons. In a particularly heartbreaking episode, Big tells Carrie he plans to move away to Paris. Carrie thinks she can deal, but inevitably ends up breaking down and realizing Big may not feel the same way about the relationship that she does. Which led to the following:

Later in the season Carrie discovers that Big became engaged while away in Paris. Initially the shock of it tears her to pieces, but then she realizes that he really just wasn't ready for her:

Well, so much for Carrie and Big's big ending. While many fans loved Carrie and Aidan together, I was hoping that somehow Carrie and Big would end up back together, even though he was gone and married. This dilemma led to some pretty scandalous Carrie moments, starting with the beginning of their affair:

While Carrie eventually realizes the error of her ways, and ends things, I still had hopes for their reconciliation. Lucky for me, Big gets divorced, Carrie and Aidan break up and here we go, they're both single again!

One of the lines I probably quote the most from the entire series occurs within the following clip. Carrie had just split from Aidan (again) and Big tells her that he's leaving New York. In a simple, yet romantic moment they share memories, pizza and a dance:

Fast forward to the very last episode of the series.

Carrie had been stuck in Paris, miserable and fighting with Aleksandr, when Big, in the most romantic of gestures, surprises her there to tell her she's "the one":

Finally, Carrie and Big are together. Hopefully this time it sticks!! We even find out his real name, which if that doesn't mean commitment, I don't know what does.

As you know from the first movie, they do end up getting married, but not without heartbreak, trial and tribulation. The trailers for the new movie show us that Aidan is being thrown back into the mix, which will inevitably cause Carrie to question her relationship with Big, but I really hope they still end up together in the end.

Until next time... xo

Title quote: Big, "Sex and the City"

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

"I am the best goddamn dancer in the American Ballet Academy. Who the hell are you? Nobody."

Now that the 9th season of American Idol has come to an end (how AMAZING was Christina Aguilera's performance??), and my newest crush, Lee DeWyze has been crowned this year's winner, we can move on to the best show of the summer: So You Think You Can Dance!

In honor of the show's return Thursday, May 27, I thought I would dedicate a post to my favorite host on TV, the lovely Cat Deeley. Ever since I started watching the show in season 4, she has quickly become a fashion favorite of mine. She is always styled to perfection, which she does herself...a rarity in Hollywood. She has admitted herself that looking back she sometimes thinks her looks were misses, but in my opinion, she always looks great on both the red carpet (which I could probably do a whole other post about) and the show.

That being said, below I will countdown my top 10 Cat Deeley looks over the past few seasons:

10. Sleek in purple Balenciaga dress and DSquared2 platforms

9. Sparkly in a Matthew Williamson mini dress and Sergio Rossi heels

8. Wild in a vintage tiger dress and Camilla Skoovgard heels

7. Bright in a Yigel Azrouel dress and Jimmy Choo pumps

6. Fresh in an Alexander Wang dress

5. Chic in a Jasmine di Milo dress and Alexander McQueen heels

4. Classic in an Yves Saint Laurent "Le Smoking" tuxedo

3. Perfectly tousled in an Alexander Wang dress

2. Flirty (and thrifty!) in a Zara dress, vintage Chloe belt and Christian Louboutin pumps

1. And finally, with a tie for first, modern with a nod to the 20's in a white and gold beaded flapper dress

And spectacular (and thrifty, again!) in a sequin Topshop dress and Sergio Rossi heels

I can't wait to see what she comes up with this season!

Until next time... xo

Title quote: Maureen Cummings, "Center Stage"

"My mom won't even let me watch Twilight. She says she thinks Kristen Stewart seems like a bitch."

As per usual, I thoroughly enjoyed last night's episode of Glee. I'll admit, it wasn't my favorite, but I'm wondering if that's due to the fact that I MAY have over-hyped it a bit in my head considering it was a combination of two of my favorite things of the moment: Glee and Lady Gaga. AND, I didn't even know it would include so many references to one of my other favorite things: vampires!

Let's recap the best parts of the night, shall we?

As I said before, I had no idea this episode would also include so many references to one of the biggest crazes of the moment, vampires...and specifically, Twilight. The episode starts out with Tina being called into Principal Figgins' office because he thinks she's a vampire and wants her to change her look. In the end, Tina rebels against Figgins' wishes because without her look, she feels lost. One of the best moments is when she convinces him that she and her family are indeed vampires, but not only that, her father is the head of the vampires, so he backs down and let's her dress as she pleases. Maybe Figgins should take his own advice and stop reading so much Twilight!

Moving along to my other obsession: Gaga!

New Directions' assignment this week was Lady Gaga and the ladies of the club really went all out. Who knew a bunch of high school kids were so handy with a sewing machine? With the exception of Rachel, whose two gay dads stapled stuffed animals onto a dress for her (that sounds dangerous, no?), all the girls, and Kurt, threw together pretty amazing Lady Gaga outfits overnight. All this led to the best song of the night. And, by the way, who else thinks Santana needs more solos?

Luckily for Rachel, once she realized Shelby was her mother, she was able to have her help create a much better outfit. Which brings me to my final thought. Indina Menzel and Lea Michele are both incredible singers and every time I listen to their original duet, I Dreamed A Dream, I get chills. Ryan Murphy - I have a request. Can we please keep Shelby around for a while and have Shelby/Rachel duets more regularly? Thanks!

Anyway, I really did love their Poker Face, however I couldn't help but wonder whether or not they should have done a different song. Speechless perhaps? I feel as though that song would have been more appropriate for the moment. If I'm not mistaken, I'm pretty sure Lady Gaga wrote that song for her father. Regardless, Rachel and Shelby together created another beautiful duet that I know will be playing constantly on my iPod.

All in all, I was very pleased with the episode and I can't wait for next week. Looks like Terri will finally make her return and will surely be there to stir up trouble! And did I see that Jesse St. James will be back in Vocal Adrenaline?? Just when you think he was actually there to do good, we're slapped with cold, hard reality that he was indeed just playing a game.

Until next time... xo

Title quote: Tina, "Glee"

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

"I can do affordable fashion. I mean, I know where all the sales are."

A few years ago I made a rule for myself: if you haven't worn something in over 6 months, you need to get rid of it! Being the somewhat typical Virgo that I am, I have been pretty good at sticking to that rule.

And hey, who doesn't use getting rid of things as an excuse to buy new stuff?!

Recently a dear friend decided that it would be a fun idea to host a fashion swap party. Coincidentally, I had just done my regular cleaning out of my closet the day before the email invite came! Basically the gist of the event would be that everyone goes through their closets (clothes, shoes, bags, accessories, etc) and rather than bringing everything over to Good Will, as per usual, we'd all get together for cocktails and the opportunity to "shop" in each others' closets. Whatever is left over would be donated to Good Will or Salvation Army. A particular item of clothing that you've had for years and are bored with now, may be exactly the thing someone else is looking for. You may have been eying a beautiful cocktail dress your friend wore to a wedding last summer, and now that she's done with it, it can be yours!

Now, I'm not necessarily the biggest clothes "borrower", but as someone who is constantly purging her wardrobe, it is good to know that if there's ever a possibility you'd want to wear something again, you know where it went.

And you never know...what if one of the girls shows up with an old Marc Jacobs handbag that you drooled over a few years back?!

Until next time... xo

Title quote: Isla Fisher, "Confessions of a Shopaholic"

Friday, May 21, 2010

"It's good to know that the ones you love will always be in your heart. And if you're very lucky, only a plane ride away. "

I just came across a trailer for a movie coming out this summer that looks like the perfect combination of chick flick and comedy.

Going the Distance, starring real-life couple Drew Barrymore and Justin Long is about a brand new couple who are dealing with the struggle of the dreaded LDR (long distance relationship for you non-acronym people out there). Check out the trailer.

<a href="" target="_new" title="Exclusive: 'Going the Distance' Trailer">Video: Exclusive: 'Going the Distance' Trailer</a>

Now, I think what really intrigues me about this movie, besides Drew Barrymore's character being named Erin, is the cast. Not only does it include It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia's resident wild card Charlie Day (wasn't I JUST talking about him venturing out?), but it also has the always hilarious Jim Gaffigan, Christina Applegate, SNL's Jason Sudeikis and Flight of the Conchords' Kristen Schaal. I think that this is what takes it out of standard "rom com" territory and takes it to a more "Knocked Up", "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" and "I Love You, Man" kind of place. A chick flick/romantic comedy in disguise! Plus, it looks like it partly takes place in SF (as well as NY), which is always fun for the Bay Area gal in me.

I am getting very excited for all the fun movies coming out in the next few months!!

Until next time... xo

Title quote: Sarah Jessica Parker, "Sex and the City"

Thursday, May 20, 2010

"Our love would be forever. And if we die, we die together. Well I, I said never. Cause our love would be forever."

Quick update to yesterday's post.

The video for Muse's Neutron Star Collision (Love is Forever) was released this morning. And, of course it includes lots of clips from Eclipse. Well mostly clips of Bella and Edward brooding, but what else would you expect?


I always forget how much I love Muse! If you ever have a chance to see them in concert, go! You will not be disappointed.

Until next time... xo

Title quote: Muse, "Neutron Star Collision"

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

"Edward, there’s no point to forever without you. I wouldn’t want one day without you."

It's been a while since I talked about Twilight, so I figured I'd share a tidbit I discovered today. Last week the soundtrack to Eclipse was announced and I was very pleased with the array of artists included in the list.

I was able to find the full song for the first official single, Neutron Star Collison (Love is Forever) by Muse and I love it! I'm a huge fan on Muse and since Stephenie Meyer is too, their songs are always included in the soundtracks. The video will be released tomorrow, but at least we can enjoy the song today!

Here is the full track listing:

1. Metric- Eclipse (All Yours)
2. MUSE- Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever)
3. The Bravery- Ours
4. Florence + The Machine- Heavy In Your Arms
5. Sia- My Love
6. Fanfarlo- Atlas
7. The Black Keys- Chop And Change
8. The Dead Weather- Rolling In On A Burning Tire
9. Beck and Bat For Lashes- Let's Get Lost
10. Vampire Weekend- Jonathan Low
11. UNKLE- With You In My Head (Feat. The Black Angels)
12. Eastern Conference Champions- A Million Miles An Hour
13. Band of Horses- Life On Earth
14. Cee Lo Green- What Part of Forever
15. Howard Shore- Jacob's Theme

The album will be available June 8. Be sure that I'll be downloading it! Although, if I had the authority to add some songs, I would definitely include one from the Robotanists. Wait a Minute Here perhaps?

Maybe it will get scooped up for Breaking Dawn.

Until next time... xo

Title quote: Bella Swan, "Eclipse"

"Do you wanna hear my research that proves my mother is Bernadette Peters? "

Apparently this is becoming a theme: my weekly Wednesday gush about the previous night's episode of Glee.

What do you get when you combine Glee, Joss Whedon, Neil Patrick Harris and Idina Menzel? Amazingness! That's what. Pretty much the moment they announced Idina Menzel would be appearing on Glee, I think everyone knew she would end up being Rachel Berry's birth mother. How could she not? They look almost identical. I'm so glad that they decided to make Jesse St. James' infiltration into New Directions a way to help Rachel discover that Shelby was indeed her mother, rather than to help it implode.

And how outrageous was Neil Patrick Harris' Bryan Ryan? I don't watch How I Met Your Mother (although I'm told that I should), but I am a fan of NPH and I was very excited to hear that he'd be on the show. His duets with Mr. Shue, both the Piano Man in the bar and the Dream On audition for Les Mis, were incredible. I had no idea he had such amazing chops!

As per usual, here are my two favorite songs from the night:

As a MAJOR Lady Gaga fan, I can't wait for next week's episode, featuring her songs. And, I can't wait for Kurt's rendition of Bad Romance!

Until next time... xo

Title quote: Lea Michele, "Glee"

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

"Oh, I'm not going. I decided to stay open. I could use the business."

This time of year is always kind of bittersweet for TV lovers, such as myself. May usually means season finales, and many of my favorite shows are coming or have come to an end until September. Luckily though, it also means the return of one of my favorite shows of the summer, So You Think You Can Dance!

Check out one of my favorite routines from season 4, which features two of the all-star dancers returning this season, Courtney Galiano and Mark Kanemura (who is also a back up dancer for Lady Gaga!):

Back to the finales. I happened to catch up on all my CW shows' season finales yesterday: Vampire Diaries, One Tree Hill and Gossip Girl. I must say, I was very impressed by Vampire Diaries and Gossip Girl and only mildly impressed by One Tree Hill, which as of today, has officially been picked up for an eighth season.

Vampire Diaries is probably my second favorite new show of the year, after Glee, and the past few episodes, the finale in particular, definitely did not disappoint. I'm sure you can tell by reading my blog that I love the vampires, which I'll admit is what initially turned me on to the show. But after watching the first few episodes, I was sucked (pun not intended) in. Anyway, back to the finale (I seem to keep getting myself sidetracked today).

One of the most "shocking" parts was the appearance of present day Katherine, who we've only met in flash backs thus far. I have to give it up to Nina Dobrev who plays both the angelic human Elena and her ancestor, the manipulative vampire Katherine.

Plus, it was fun to see her be evil and get a little up close and personal with Damon, for a change. I can't wait to see how all the events from the evening, Katherine's arrival, Jeremy's suicide-to-become-a-vampire attempt, among others play out in the fall. I wonder where it will pick up in the season premiere.

Gossip Girl has been up and down for me all season, but the past few episodes have really reminded me why I loved the show initially. While many of the finale surprises were spoiled by multiple videos and interviews over the past few weeks, I still found myself entertained, and a bit shocked at some of the events as the occurred. Georgina is pregnant with Dan's baby! Chuck gets mugged and shot in Prague! And even though I knew it was going to happen, Little J leaving was a happy moment for me. Her character has really been annoying me lately.

And, she and Chuck really blew it when they slept together immediately after he thought Blair ditched him at the top of the Empire State building. Supposedly, if you believe things you read on the internet, this won't be the end of Chuck and Blair though. Maybe he'll gain some sympathy points after being shot in Prague. I'm excited for the beginning of next will start in France with Blair and Serena (and word on the street, Chuck).

One Tree Hill has really been struggling the past few seasons. Some may even say it jumped the shark after they ended high school and fast forwarded 4 years. I think it hopped (not fully jumped) the shark this season by introducing an almost entirely new cast. Is it awful of me to say that my favorite part of the season was probably the very last scene of the finale, with Clay and Quinn (the most pointless characters on TV) getting shot by a crazy ex-wife doppelganger? I'm just glad that they finally gave Brooke a happy ending with her engagement and they decided to have Haley come back to being normal. I just think they focused WAY too much time on the new cast this year, and I'm glad we've at least gotten rid of two of them! I really do think Brooke, Haley and Nathan got the short end of the stick this season.

Let's hope the focus of season 8 is Brooke and Julian and Nathan and Haley. Especially since Sophia Bush is most likely going to have to turn down the pilot she was recently cast for. Who am I kidding? I'll probably watch it regardless.

At least I have a few more weeks of Glee to look forward to!

Until next time... xo

Title quote: Moira Kelly, "One Tree Hill"

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

"Strange town, San Francisco. When I purchased the pumps, they asked if I wanted them wrapped or if I was going to wear them."

I just wanted to do a quick post to let you all know about my friend's website that I recently started guest-blogging for.

mycitySF is a site all about San Francisco and the Bay Area, including reviews on restaurants, bars, stores, museums and more!

Wow, this is somehow turning into a poem...who knew I could rhyme so naturally?

Anyway, click HERE to check out my first post!

Until next time... xo

Title quote: Hector Elizondo, "The Princess Diaries"

"Hey guys, watch me do this sweet jack knife! Man I really biffed that one. Thank god there wasn't a baby in there."

In my daily perusal of the net today, I came across two fun stories about one of my favorite comedies, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

The first story was about Charlie Day, who is the show's co-creator/writer and plays "wild card" Charlie. Apparently, he's in talks to join Jason Bateman and Jennifer Aniston in the big screen comedy Horrible Bosses. Apparently, Horrible Bosses is about three best friends who decide to kill each others' "horrible bosses" in order to make their miserable lives better.

I think it's fantastic that the actors from Sunny are getting recognition in other arenas. I really do find it to be one of the funniest shows on TV, and the actors are some of the best comedic actors I've ever watched. Could Charlie Day be this year's Zach Galifianakis? I hope so!

The other story was about the lovely Sweet Dee. A few months ago Kaitlin Olson announced that she and husband Rob McElhenney, co-creater/writer and Mac on the show, were pregnant with their first child. As it was, they were about to go into filming for the 6th season, which left everyone wondering, will they write the pregnancy into the show?

If you remeber from last season, there was an episode where Dee tries to become a surrogate to make some extra cash:

Well, as it turns out, there are indeed writing it in! In an interview with Charlie and Mac, they discuss the pregnancy and how it became a part of the new season. I wonder if they'll go back to the surrogate plot line from last season. Or if they'll have Dee get drunk and sleep with one of the guys and end up pregnant. I can only imagine that whatever it ends up being, it will be hilarious!

Be on the lookout for the season 6 premiere, September 16 on FX.

Until next time... xo

Title quote: Kaitlin Olson, "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia"

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

"I'm not looking for a pity party. That's good, cause I always get stuck blowing up the pity balloons."

Since discovering Veronica Mars not too long ago, I pretty much love anything that has to do with Kristen Bell. Not only is she one bad ass teenage detective as Veronica Mars, but she's also an amazing quick-witted narrator in Gossip Girl and a great bitchy actress in Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Do I see a pattern here, or are a lot of her roles titular characters??

Anyway, last week I was delighted to stumble across this trailer for a new movie, You Again, starring the lovely Kristen Bell, that comes out in the fall.

Basically, the movie is about a girl who wasn't the most popular girl in high school, but is now very successful, who goes home for her brother's wedding, to find out he's marrying the girl who tormented her in high school.

I'm not trying to say this movie is going to be the next film up for best picture at the Oscars, but it looks fun and has a great cast. The oh-so popular Betty White stars as Kristen Bell's grandmother, Jamie Lee Curtis stars as her mother and Sigourney Weaver star as her nemisis' aunt, who, as it turns out, tormented Jamie Lee Curtis's character back in the day. Kristin Chenoweth is also in it, but I can't really tell from the trailer how she fits in.

I only wish I didn't have to wait until September. I suppose my Veronica Mars DVDs will have to suffice until then.

Until next time... xo

Title quote: Kristen Bell and Percy Daggs III, "Veronica Mars"

"Oh, I could play it straight! Oh please, look at you! Look at the way you're holding your glass!"

Now, I'm not usually one to get all ranty when I see politically incorrect things, but I was particularly disturbed by an article in Newsweek that was brought to light yesterday, mainly due to a response from Kristin Chenoweth.

For those of you who may not have heard about this yet, one of Newsweek's staff writers wrote an article titled "Straight Jacket: Heterosexual actors play gay all the time. Why doesn't it ever work in reverse?" (Click HERE for the full article) In it, he basically says that openly gay actors shouldn't be considered for straight, leading men rolls, with the start of his argument discussing Sean Hayes' (best known as Jack from Will & Grace) roll in the Broadway play Promises, Promises. I don't really know much about the show, but apparently his character is an advertising exec who is in love with his female co-worker, played by Kristin Chenoweth. He also briefly touches on Glee's newest heartthrob, Jonathan Groff, among others, who plays Lea Michelle's love interest, Jesse St. James (who, incidentally, also played her love interest in the Broadway musical Spring Awakening).

Here's where the problem lies, in my opinion. Why can't they? Straight actors have been winning awards and accolades for playing gay characters for years. Why should it be so hard to believe the opposite?

Isn't the point of acting that the actor completely disregards their own persona to become a particular character? I'm not a theater person, but I think that's a pretty good layman's definition of acting. If you're arguing that since the public knows this particular individual to be an out, proud gay man, then there's no way he can be believable, shouldn't the argument extend to actors who are known not to be the same nationality of characters they're portraying? There are tons of television and movie actors who use false accents or even play an ethnicity other than their own, but you don't hear much in the way of backlash against that.

The writer of the article has been in major hot water over the past two days and a big part of his defense, of the Sean Hayes comments specifically, is that, in his opinion, the New York Times agreed with him, without saying so specifically. I guess that all depends on how deeply you want to read into the comments of the newspaper's critic. Click HERE for the full NYT review.

I completely believe that everyone is entitled to their own opinions about things, to each their own or whatnot, and I'm really not usually one to get up on my soapbox to discuss these kinds of things, but as I mentioned before, for whatever reason this really hit a nerve with me.

OK. Rant over. I know when I'm watching Glee tonight I won't be thinking about Jonathan Groff's sexuality, but rather how much I wish Jesse St. James was singing directly to me!

Until next time... xo

Title quote: Nathan Lane and Robin Williams, "The Birdcage"

Friday, May 7, 2010

"Daddy please don't. It wasn't his fault. He means so much to me."

I couldn't resist posting this!

For those of you who saw Glee this week, you saw the amazingness that is Rachel Berry's "Run Joey Run" music video. I've been checking almost everyday this week for the actual video, as opposed to just the song, and to my delight and surprise, I found it!


Oh, and I also discovered that the May 18th episode will include a song that is one of my favorite Scrubs moments:

Until next time... xo

Thursday, May 6, 2010

"For never was a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo."

Being the ever-so cultured person that I am (HA!), last night I attended the San Francsisco Ballet's production of Romeo & Juliet.

As a fan of Shakespeare in general, and of Romeo & Juliet in particular, I was very pleased with seeing it in a new way. The 1996 Baz Lurhmann film is still one of my favorite movies, and I have to admit, I did find myself from time to time imagining Leo and Claire up there rather than the actual dancers. And during the party scene, when Romeo and Juliet meet for the first time, I kept picturing the beautiful scene in the movie where they first see each other through the fish tank. And hearing this song:

Apparently I'm not as cultured as I thought, if I spent half the time imaging the movie while watching the dancers on stage.

In all seriousness though, I absolutely loved the ballet, and found myself wishing I could dance the way they did...maybe I should have taken dance lessons beyond age 5. It's amazing how beautifully they tell the story, without even saying a word. And I must say, those tights the male dancers were wearing didn't leave very much to the imagination!

Until next time... xo

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

"I'm ironically turned on by your bad boy image, but let's keep this professional."

I must say, last night's episode of Glee has got to be up there as one of my favorites. Usually I judge each episode by how many of its songs I end up listening to on repeat the following day, and while this one only had 2 that I really really loved, as a whole it was just incredibly fun to watch.

I am pleased to see that all the characters are getting their time in the spotlight in each episode. Especially pleased to see more of Brittany and Santana! But still, my favorite musical moments of the episode starred Rachel and the boys, Finn, Puck and (my newest crush) Jesse St. James.

And, although it looked like the cast was having a lot of fun jamming and dancing to Ice Ice Baby, I must plead this to the writers: Please don't let Mr. Shue rap anymore! I cringed during his Gold Digger rendition earlier in the season and I cringed again watching him this week. As much as I do love him (how hot did he look at the Met Gala??), he is no Eminem. Stick to regular singing Mr. Shue!!

Click HERE to watch the full episode now.

Until next time... xo

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

"When I first moved to New York and I was totally broke, sometimes I would buy Vogue instead of dinner. I felt it fed me more."

Another year, another Met Gala. Last night, the New York Metropolitan Museum hosted its annual Costume Institute Gala, co-hosted by Anna Wintour of Vogue. It is the fashion event of the year and did not disappoint for the couture lovers out there.

With the theme of this year's exhibit being Americana, I was expecting the majority of the gowns to be American designers, and many were, with the exception of a few of my favorites. Now, I must say, I was a bit underwhelmed by some. A lot of my fashion favorites played it a bit safe, in my opinion, for an event where you can get away with being as fashion forward as you'd like, but some were just too out there. I'm talking to you Katy Perry!

Here are some of my absolute faves!

Sarah Jessica Parker in Halston:

Diane Kruger in Calvin Klein:

Anne Hathaway in Valentino:

Emma Watson in Burberry:

Emmy Rossum in Kenneth Cole:

Claire Danes in Burberry:

Doutzen Kroes in Zac Posen:

To see a slideshow of over 100 guests on the red carpet click HERE.

It's events like this that make me wish San Francisco was more like New York in terms of fashion. Not that SF doesn't have style all it's own, but there's something to be said for the amount of effort fashionistas in NYC put in to their outfits for any and every occasion.

Until next time... xo