• Academy Awards 2019

    The most spectacular awards are here for the Grande Finale of the month. Let’s see what happened during the 2019 Academy Awards ceremony!

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    As usual, the most discussed categories were Best Director, Best Actor in a Leading Role and Best Actress in a Leading Role.

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    The first winner is Alfonso Cuaron for his film Roma. Rami Malek got the award for best actor for Bohemian Rhapsody and Olivia Colman beat the other nominees with her performance in The Favourite.

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    Even though Black Panther did not win in the Best Picture category (the award was given to Green Book), it was the winner for Best Original Score and Best Costume Design. “Shallow” got Lady Gaga and the whole A Star is Born crew another accolade in their 2019 list, this time for Best Original Song. Mahershala Ali is officially the Best Actor in a Supporting Role with his performance in Green Book. As for the ladies in the same category – the winner is Regina King for If Beale Street Can Talk.

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    Another trophy for Green Book is the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. The award for best adapted screenplay went to BlacKkKlansman.

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    The red carpet… was actually pink. A lot of actresses opted for pink gowns: Sarah Paulson in Brandon Maxwell, Gemma Chan in Valentino Couture, Helen Mirren in Schiaparelli, Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet in Karl Lagerfeld, Julia Robers in Elie Saab and many more.

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    In the non:pink palette we have to mention Charlize Theron’s turtleneck Dior dress, Lady Gaga’s beauty by Alexander McQueen and Emma Stone’s sparkling Louis Vuitton gown.

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    Who is your winner for the night?

  • Grammy Awards 2019

    You are well aware of the fact that this time of the year is unofficially known as the awards months. We had the Screen Actors Guild Awards (late January), the Golden Globes (early February), the British Academy Film Awards (last weekend), soon we are expecting the one and only Academy Awards. But now it’s time for the Grammy Awards for 2019!

    Even though the Grammy ceremony took place more than a week ago, the looks of the night were so dazzling and extravagant that we simply have to mention some of them!

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    We start the list with Cardi B. The singer who was nominated for 7 categories (and won the one for Best Rap Album with “Invasion of privacy”) wore an architectural masterpiece from Thierry Mugler’s Fall 1995 couture collection.

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    Lady Gaga, the star which was born, not only sparkled in Celine by Hedi Slimane, but also won the award for Best Pop Solo Performance for her song “Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Goin’?” and the award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for the duet with Bradley Cooper in “Shallow”.

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    The bad girl Janelle Monae rocked a dress by the bad boy Jean Paul Gaultier.

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    Tracee Ellis Ross looked stylish in her Ralph & Russo harlequin green ensemble.

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    Jennifer Lopez also went for a Ralph & Russo design. Did you see her hat?

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    The newly engaged to a Mr. Orlando Bloom Katy Parry picked a pink and quite unusual Balmain dress.

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    Kylie Jenner sported a pale pink outfit, also created by Balmain.

    What happened with the gentlemen’s closets?

    Post Malone was another celebrity that chose pink: jacket + a pair of trousers.

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    Leon Bridges wore a yellow Bode suit. And he won the prize for Best Traditional R&B Performance for “Bet Ain’t Worth The Hand”.

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    So now you got the idea – even if you don’t like their music, you have got to like their outfits!

  • British Academy Film Awards 2019

    The 72ndedition of the British Academy Film Awards – also known as BAFTA Film Awards -took place in London (where else) this weekend. As usual, during the ceremony were honoured not only the best British and international contributions to film, but also the best dressed celebrities that walked on the red carpet.

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    Here is the winners list:

    Best film – Roma
    Best outstanding British film – The Favourite
    Best director – Alfonso Cuaron, Roma
    Best original screenplay – The Favourite
    Best adapted screenplay – BlacKkKlansman
    Best actress in a leading role – Olivia Colman, The Favourite
    Best actor in a leading role – Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody

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    Best actress in a supporting role – Rachel Weisz, The Favourite
    Best actor in a supporting role – Mahershala Ali, Green Book
    Best original music – A Star Is Born
    Best costume design – The Favourite
    Best makeup & hair – The Favourite
    Best special visual effects – Black Panther
    Rising Star Award –Letitia Wright

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    We have to add a couple of unusual awards to that list:

    Best dramatic ensemble – Margot Robbie in Chanel
    Best men’s ensemble – Timothée Chalamet in Haider Ackermann
    Best ruffled ensemble – Rachel Weisz in Gucci
    Best “princess charming” ensemble – Kate Middleton in Alexander McQueen
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    gemstone ensemble – Cate Blanchett in Christopher Kane

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    Stay tuned for the best dressed celebrities at the Grammy Awards 2019 celebration!

  • Screen actors guild awards 2019

    The Screen Actors Guild award is given by the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists to recognize outstanding performance in film and prime time television. On Sunday, 27 January, the 25th edition of the SAG awards was held in Los Angeles, California.

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    Here is the list with some of the winners:

    Outstanding performance by a male actor in a leading role – Rami Malek in Bohemian Rhapsody
    Outstanding performance by a female actor in a leading role – Glenn Close in The Wife

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    Outstanding performance by a male actor in a supporting role – Mahershala Ali in Green Book
    Outstanding performance by a female actor in a supporting role – Emily Blunt in A Quiet Place
    Outstanding performance by a cast in motion picture – Black Panther

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    Outstanding performance by a male actor in a miniseries or television movie – Darren Chris in The Assassination of Gianni Versace
    Outstanding performance by a female actor in a miniseries or television movie – Patricia Arquette in Escape at Dannemora
    Outstanding performance by an ensemble in a comedy series – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

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    And here is the list with the most stylish looks of the night:

    Amy Adams in Celine by Hedi Slimane
    Lady Gaga in Dior Haute Couture

    Emma Stone in Louis Vuitton
    Margot Robbie in Chanel

    Chadwick Boseman in Ermenegildo Zegna Couture XXX
    Timothée Chalamet in Celine by Hedi Slimane

  • Golden Globes and silver sequins 2019

    One thing is sure: even though the awards are called “Golden Globes”, golden was not the only dominant shade. We also saw silver, bronze and all shades of glitter and sequins you can possibly imagine.

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    The more, the merrier – that was the rule when it comes to shiny dresses on the red carpet. Our favourite ladies were Saoirse Ronan in Gucci, Dakota Fanning in Armani Privé, Rosamund Pike in Givenchy Haute Couture and Thandie Newton in Michael Kors Collection.

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    As for the celebrity couples, we have to mention the love and chemistry between Catherine Zeta-Jones & Michael Douglas, Isla Fisher & Sacha Baron Cohen, Joanne Tucker & Adam Driver, Emily Blunt (in a dazzling dress) & John Krasinski and Irina Shayk (also in a dazzling dress) & Bradley Cooper.

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    What about the winners list?

    Lady Gaga and the crew of A Star is Born got the award for Best Original Song. Rachel Brosnahan won the prize for Best Actress in a Television Series (Musical or Comedy) for her performance in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Particia Clarkson was Best Supporting Actress in Series, Miniseries or Television Film for the film Smart Objects.

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    Ben Wishaw (who by the way also went for sparkling details on his Alexander McQueen vest) was awarded Best Supporting Actor in Series, Miniseries or Television Film for his portrayal of Norman Josiffe in A Very English Scandal.

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    Alfonso Cuaron won the prize for Best Director for his work in Roma, Darren Criss won the Best Actor in a Miniseries or Television Film award for The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story.

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    We finish the list in a lyrical way with Bohemian Rhapsody which won the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture (Drama).

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  • The most memorable moments of 2018

    Making a statement

    Women used the red carpet during the Golden Globes to make a statement and popularize the #MeToo movement in Hollywood. The ladies wore black instead of the usual glamorous and bright fashion outfits and used the red carpet as a platform to speak about sexual harassment and to show solidarity with survivors.

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    Legends are lost

    In March, the fashion world lost a legend. Designer Hubert de Givenchy passed away at the age of 91. We will always remember him and the impeccable chef-d’oeuvres he created for Audrey Hepburn.
    The world of superheroes also lost a legend – sir Stan Lee died in November. One thing is sure: his superpowers are here to stay!

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    A royal wedding

    Meghan Marke officially joined the royal family in May this year. The nuptials were in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle and included guests like George & Amal Clooney, Serena Williams, Elton John, James Blunt and Oprah.

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    Dancing queen

    Okay, it might not be a dancing queen, but it is a dancing prime minister. Theresa May can definitely talk about politics, dance, jive and – most importantly – have the time of her life even in front of a hall full of people!

    Sustainable fashion

    Emissions reduction for Gap, Nike and Levi’s and fur ban for Chanel, Gucci, Burberry, Maison Margiela and many more. We can shake the hands of all the designers who made those small-but-so-large steps towards a more sustainable fashion.

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  • Governors Awards 2018

    The Governors Awards are an annual ceremony, which celebrates awards conferred by the Academy’s Board of Governors. The recipients are announced during the summer, but they are honored at a gala party in November or December – just a couple of months before the main Academy Awards ceremony.

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    The first Governors Award ceremony was held 10 years ago, in November 2009. Now, a decade later, we are having a look at the winners’ list and some of the best dressed celebrities during this year’s ceremony.

    The Academy Honorary Award (which represents an Oscar statuette) for extraordinary distinction in lifetime achievement, exceptional contributions to the state in motion picture arts and sciences, or for outstanding service to the Academy was given to Cicely Tyson, Lalo Schifrin and Marvin Levy.

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    Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall got the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award (which represents Thalberg’s bust on a plinth) for creative producers whose work reflects a consistent high quality of motion picture production.

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    From the red carpet looks, we are definitely going to remember Lady Gaga in Valentino, Rosamund Pike in Givenchy, Carey Mulligan in Dolce & Gabbana and Soirse Ronan who looked stunning in a white Calvin Klein 205W39NYC dress.

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    Another ten points for Chadwick “Black Panther” Boseman’s bold Versace outfit, Lily Collins in a cosmic George Chakra Couture dress, Felicity Jones in Miu Miu, Emily Blunt in Dundas with husband John Krasinski in Prada and Emma Stone in a custom Louis Vuitton gown.

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    Which is your favourite look du night?

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  • Happy birthday, Mickey Mouse!

    As Mickey Mouse, that cute little mouse with the cutest shorts ever, is back on the fashion map (most autumn-winter collections have at least one piece of clothing/accessory dedicated to the amusing character), we decided to tell you more about him in order to celebrate his birthday today.

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    Steamboat Willie, the cartoon which is considered to be the debut of Mickey Mouse, was released on 18 November 1928. Today, 90 years later, Mickey is still among the most beloved heroes in every childhood.

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    One year after Mickey was introduced to the world, he started talking. This happened in The Karnival Kid –  the ninth film he stars in, when Mickey shouts “Hot dogs!”

    In the 30s, Mickey was already recognized by the public and began to appear in comic books. An interesting fact about the adventurous mouse is that in the beginning the character was intended to be an anti-hero. However, through the years Mr. Mouse got his lovable spirit. And in case you’re wondering, his white gloves were not just a stylish pick. Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks had to draw them, because animation was black and white and the gloves made Mickey’s moves more distinguishable.

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    In 1978, as a celebration for his 50th birthday, Mickey Mouse got his star on the Hollywood walk of fame in California.

    And when it comes to fame, the only competitors Mickey had back in the days were Bugs Bunny and Popeye the Sailor. But when it comes to pendants, shoes, sweaters, bags and dresses, Mickey is definitely unbeatable in terms of demand and sales.

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    Happy birthday, Mickey Mouse!

  • The American Music Awards 2018 winners

    Autumn is not only the time of the year when the colours around are changing so beautifully, but also the time when the American Music Awards take place.

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    The awards are presented every year for multiple musical genres: Pop/Rock, Alternative Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Adult Contemporary, Contemporary Inspirational, Latin, EDM/Soundtrack, alongside awards for New Artist of the Year, Collaboration of the Year, Tour of the Year, Video of the Year, Favourite Song, Male and Female Artist of the Year. The nominees are based on fans’ voting, song sales, radio airplay, social activity and touring.

    This year, the music show was held for the 46th time, hosted by the Emmy-nominated actress Tracee Ellis Ross. On top of the winners’ list are Taylor Swift and Camila Cabello who took four awards each!

    Let’s see some of the winners for 2018:

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    Taylor Swift

    Taylor got the awards for Artist of the Year, Tour of the year, Favourite Female Artist – Pop/Rock and Favourite Album in Pop/Rock genre for her sixth studio album “Reputation”.

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    Camila Cabello

    Another winner with 4 awards is Camila Cabello, who won New artist of the yearFavourite music video (Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug “Havana”), Collaboration of the year (Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug “Havana”) and Favourite Song in Pop/Rock genre (with the same song).

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    Post Malone

    The soft music style of Post Malone ensured him the award for Favourite Male Artist in Pop/Rock genre and the award for Favourite Album – Rap/Hip-Hop for his Beerbongs & Bentleys. These were Malone’s first music awards. His debut single White Iverson came out in 2015 and since then he has been acknowledged as one of the most successful young artists in Pop, Rap, Hip-Hop and R&B.  

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    Khalid

    American singer and songwriter Khalid won the award for Favourite Male Artist – Soul/R&B this year. His debut single – Location, was released in July 2016 and peaked at number 16 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. Later that year, Location was certified quadruple-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

    Rihanna

    At AMA 2018 the prize for Favourite Soul/R&B Female Artist went one more time to Rihanna. She won the award for the 7th time (she also won in this category in 2007, 2008, 2010, 2013, 2015 and 2016).

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    Cardi B

    Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar, also known as Cardi B, got the award for Favourite Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop and Favourite Song – Rap/Hip-Hop with the song Bodak Yellow. She also won the award for Favourite Song  Soul/R&B for her collaboration with Bruno Mars in the song Finesse.

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    The album 17 got American rapper, singer and songwriter XXXTENTACION the 2018 Favourite Soul/R&B Album award. His mother Cleopatra Bernard accepted the AMA on behalf of her late son.

  • Autumn festivals in Europe

    Even though some are still calling Americans “the festival nation”, we stick to the belief that some European festivals are brighter and more joyful than The Pumpkin Show in Ohio, for instance. Here are the ones that are definitely worth mentioning. Bear in mind that some of them have already passed, but you can definitely save them for next year 🙂

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    Oktoberfest, all over Germany

    Oktoberfest is the largest beer festival in the world. It is held all over Germany, but Munich is the top city to visit, maybe because that’s where the festival originates. It is all about drinking large beers and giggling along with the locals.

    Read morehttps://www.oktoberfest.de/en/

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    Festival of lights, Berlin

    Every year, various blinking lights are displayed on famous landmarks, monuments and buildings in Berlin. This makes the event one of the best known light festivals in the world with 3D mappings, illuminations, light exhibitions and many more visual projections.

    Read morehttps://festival-of-lights.de/en/

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    Contemporary Arts Festival, Budapest

    Opera, dance, urban spaces, walking tours, contemporary circus, literature, art markets and exhibitions are just some of the events which Budapest’s Contemporary Arts Festival can offer you. There is still a chance to catch them, as the festival runs until 21 October!

    Read morehttps://cafebudapestfest.hu

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    Rose of Saffron Festival, Spain

    You know what a valuable spice saffron is, don’t you? So do Spanish people. Every year (that’s every year since 1963!), the town of Consuega holds the Rose of Saffron Festival where visitors can find street performances, folklore shows and different workshops such as cleaning of the saffron crocuses and visiting windmills.

    Read morehttps://aytoconsuegra.es/lvi-fiesta-rosa-del-azafran-consuegra-2018/

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    Eurochocolate, Perugia

    1 million visitors, 13 chocolate distributors, 200 tons of chocolate and over 6000 products made from the ingredient that started it all – the chocolate!

    Read morehttp://www.eurochocolate.com

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    La Mercè, Barcelona

    La Mercè is an annual festival and also an official holiday in Barcelona. During the street parade visitors can witness famous Catalan traditions like Gegants (giants made from paper maché), Correfoc (literally – fire run; a group of enthusiasts dressed like devils who light and launch fireworks) and Castellars (human towers).

    Read more: https://www.barcelona-tourist-guide.com/en/events/la-merce/barcelona-la-merce.html

    What are you up to during the autumn festival season?