Julianne-Carnegie Mellon University

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Apr 5, 2012

Hot or Hot Mess: Nicole Richie at Lionel Richie & Friends Concert

In my opinion, Nicole Richie has amazing style and can pretty much pull off anything. I think she’s the master at accessories (apparently she has more Chanel bags than should be allowed by law) and always looks polished.

Mar 29, 2012

Hilary Swank in Ferragamo [Hot or Hot Mess]

Hilary Swank (now there’s someone I haven’t thought about for a while) stepped out in Paris in this purple Ferragamo frock. The outfit may or may not have caused a mini-battle among my friends. Some of my girls were digging it—but I can’t say I’m into the ensemble.

Mar 22, 2012

Hot or Hot Mess: Jennifer Lawrence at Hunger Games Screening

The much-anticipated Katniss stepped out in this Calvin Klein number in New York City at a screening of The Hunger Games. At first glance I was mildly obsessed with this dress—I love the shape, the pleats and it is super flattering on her legs. But holy moly, there’s a whole lotta cleavage which I am not entirely sure is necessary (or classy).

Hot or Hot Mess: Sarah Jessica Parker in LV

Sarah Jessica Parker stepped out in Paris for the Vuitton show in this little Louis Vuitton throwback number. I am all for recycling fashion (this look is supposedly from 2005) but there is something about this frock that doesn't add up for me.

Hot or Hot Mess: Katy Perry at Miu Miu

There is just a whole lot going on in this outfit. In attendance at the Miu Miu show, Katy Perry paired a pink pleated dress with “flamed” Prada shoes and, of course, an electric blue pony tail.

Hot or Hot Mess: Stacy Keibler at the Oscars

Okay, I think I might be the only person bold enough to claim I don’t like this dress right now. But I really (really) don’t, and the people watching the Oscars red carpet with me weren’t digging it either. And then the fashion blogs began exploding with virtual applause for this Marchesa number.

Feb 23, 2012

Hot or Hot Mess: Rihanna at BRIT awards

Rihanna stepped out in Londontown in this sequin number. Rocking French powerhouse Givenchy, Rihanna chose to pair it with long leather gloves and some ankle strap heels. I hate that this is the second time I’m questioning Rihanna’s look, but the girl takes so many awesome fashion risks that she constantly finds herself in the hot or hot mess category.

Feb 16, 2012

Hot or Hot Mess: Karolina Kurkova at amfAR

The former Angel opted to rock an asymmetrical navy frock with some serious (serious) gladiator sandals. So I’m all about the short in the front long in the back dresses and skirts — I own, like, four of them despite the fact my friends call them “mullet” pieces…

Feb 2, 2012

Hot or Hot Mess: Rose Byrne at the SAG Awards

Rose Byrne opted to wear a vintage Elie Saab jumpsuit on the red carpet this past weekend. I am normally all about the rompers and jumpsuits (even at fancy events like this one) but this one is leaving me pretty uneasy. Byrne certainly has the body to pull of anything but, when push comes to shove, I’m just not feeling it.

Jan 26, 2012

Hot or Hot Mess: Lea Michele at the People’s Choice Awards

Something just feels a bit off to me about this Marchesa dress. Lea Michele wore it to the People’s Choice Awards earlier this month. I tend to be a seriously opinionated person, especially when it comes to fashion, but I am pretty torn on this one.

Jan 19, 2012

Hot or Hot Mess: Jessica Biel at the Golden Globes

Ok, so maybe I’m a little extra heated because she’s apparently engaged to my dream man, but I think that Biel could do a lot better than this lacey frock by Elie Saab. It was almost as though she was flaunting her romantic news (even though I can’t spy a ring or JT!) by wearing a wedding gown-like dress.

Jan 12, 2012

Hot or Hot Mess: Christina Milian in Las Vegas

Christina Milian (I had almost forgotten about our favorite "Dip It Low" singer) stepped out in Las Vegas wearing a dress that looks suspiciously like a wetsuit to me — and an unflattering one at that. The dress is by Liza Maria Fernandez. The two colors, thick zipper and high collar leave me with memories of wake boarding and tubing during the summer at the lake house.

Jan 5, 2012

Hot or Hot Mess? Rihanna in Tom Ford

Rihanna wore this Tom Ford dress to a New Year’s Eve party in Miami. At first glance I was all about the look. I think the sleeves are awesome, love the hemline and the fact that it’s a bit longer, and even think the sash is pretty cute (normally I don’t do the whole bow thing). Here I was, thinking the outfit was pretty rocking and awesome for New Year's… And then I noticed her nipple ring.

Nov 28, 2011

Rent the Runway Look of the Week: Let’s Get Festive

I thrive on holiday parties; I’m all about dressing up, small talk with people I haven’t seen in 10 years and yummy holiday goodies (mmm...candy canes). But coming up with outfits for all these gatherings (it seems like they are endless) gets a bit tough. I don’t have that many cute dresses…and begin to lack creativity by the end of the holiday party season.

Nov 21, 2011

RTR Look of the Week: Meet the Parents

Even for the most outgoing, meeting your significant other’s parents can be a really intimidating experience. You never know exactly what to expect: if they’re going to be a bit, well...different, or maybe they’ll be just like your parents (only cooler). The best thing EVER is when there is a language barrier (seriously, it’s a struggle).