Archive for December, 2012

Blair & Serena’s Wedding Gowns, Gossip Girl Finale

Posted in Uncategorized on December 29, 2012 by touchofsuave

Back in October, we were able to get a sneak peak at the unique wedding gowns of Blair and Serena, played by Leighton Meester and Blake Lively, leading us to believe there would be back-to-back weddings — however, that wasn’t the case. Blair and Chuck, (played by Ed Westwick), tied the knot first while Serena and Dan, (played by Penn Badgley), followed in their footsteps five years later.

The events that occurred during the Gossip Girl series finale were just as shocking as the wedding gown choices. Pale blue for Blair and metallic gold for Serena, certainly not your typical wedding dresses — but that didn’t stop them from looking absolutely stunning.

However, the police did crash the wedding to take Chuck away for questioning Bart’s murder– not the typical ideal wedding. Luckily, he did not commit the crime, and he was able to carry on with his beautiful wife. Let’s be real– nothing was typical about their wedding, including Blair’s dress. Gal pal, Serena, also opted for an extravagant, unique dress.

Blair’s long-sleeved, pale blue boatneck Elie Saab dress was decorated with romantic embellishments. The column gown was gorgeous and worked so well with her updo — and what would a Blair Waldorf wedding be without a signature headband?

Serena, on the other hand, opted for a bolder dress. She really made a statement with her metallic and white strapless Georges Chakra Couture gown. From the full tulle skirt to the low back, the look was totally over-the-top — and we wouldn’t expect anything less from the blonde bombshell!

Throughout the six seasons of the show, these girls have rocked the cutest outfits and latest trends. Their dress choices for the final episode really were just icing on the cake. While they each had a very distinct sense of style, they both made bold moves and absolutely worked it. Do you dare to wear something similar to one of these dresses at your own wedding? Let us know — and tell us which wedding dress YOU liked best!

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Blair Wears Oscar De La Renta, Gossip Girl

Posted in Uncategorized on December 29, 2012 by touchofsuave

Oscar de la Renta did show blue wedding dresses in his Spring 2013 Bridal collection. If anyone is ahead of a trend, it’s Blair. We love her headband, too — and what better way to represent the Blair of all seasons, than with a headband? Is this what the costume designer meant by the fashion coming full circle?

The unimaginable time has come for us to say goodbye to our forever love, Gossip Girl. The series finale packed all the right punches, baiting and hooking us just like the ol’ mid-‘00s days. Chuck and Blair are now married, which is the best thing to happen to us since The Notebook and/or the day Leonardo DiCaprio was cast in The Great Gatsby.

Scene: Opening scene. Serena reads Dan’s chapter in the limo, Blair and Chuck run from the crime scene. Song: “Bonnie and Clyde”
Artist: Serge Gainsbourg (covered by Scarlett Johansson)
Lyrics:
Did you read the story of Jesse James?
About how he lived and how he died?
You liked it huh? You want some more
Well then listen to the story of Bonnie and Clyde
Okay, so Clyde has a girlfriend
She’s beautiful and her name’s Bonnie
Together they’re the Barrow gang
Their names – Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow
Bonnie and Clyde
Bonnie and Clyde
When I came to know Clyde long ago
He was a loyal, honest, upright guy
I really think it’s society
Which has spoilt me forever
Bonnie and Clyde
Bonnie and Clyde
Oh what they wrote about her and I
They say we’re cold-blooded killers
It ain’t much fun but we got no choice
But shut them up when they start shouting

Grammy Nominations 2013

Posted in Uncategorized on December 26, 2012 by touchofsuave

The 55th annual Grammy Awards air Sunday, February 10, on CBS, we’re hoping VuzuTV or Channel O will not disappoint us from this side of the shores. Here are the highlights from the nominations:

Album of the Year
» The Black Keys – El Camino
» Fun. – Some Nights
» Mumford & Sons – Babel
» Frank Ocean – Channel Orange
» Jack White – Blunderbuss

Record of the Year
» The Black Keys – “Lonely Boy”
» Kelly Clarkson – “Stronger”
» Fun. feat. Janelle Monae – “We Are Young”
» Gotye feat. Kimbra – “Somebody That I Used to Know”
» Frank Ocean – “Thinkin Bout You”
» Taylor Swift – “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”

Best New Artist
» The Alabama Shakes
» Fun.
» Hunter Hayes
» The Lumineers
» Frank Ocean

Best Pop Vocal Album
» Kelly Clarkson – Stronger
» Florence and the Machine – Ceremonials
» Fun. – Some Nights
» Maroon 5 – Overexposed
» Pink – The Truth About Love

Song of the Year
» Ed Sheeran – “The A Team”
» Miguel – “Adorn”
» Carly Rae Jepsen – “Call Me Maybe”
» Kelly Clarkson – “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)”
» Fun. – “We Are Young”

Best Pop Solo Performance
» Adele – “Set Fire to the Rain (Live)”

» Kelly Clarkson – “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)”
» Carly Rae Jepsen – “Call Me Maybe”
» Katy Perry – “Wide Awake”
» Rihanna – “Where Have You Been”

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
» Florence and the Machine – “Shake It Out”
» Fun. – “We Are Young”
» Gotye feat. Kimbra – “Somebody That I Used to Know”
» LMFAO – “Sexy and I Know It”
» Maroon 5 – “Payphone”

Best Dance Recording
» Avicii – “Levels”
» Calvin Harris feat. Ne-Yo – “Let’s Go”
» Skrillex feat. Sirah – “Bangarang”
» Swedish House Mafia feat. John Martin – “Don’t You Worry Child” » Al Walser – “I Can’t Live Without You”

Best Dance/Electronic Album
» Steve Aoki – Wonderland
» The Chemical Brothers Don’t Think
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» Kaskade Fire & Ice
» Skrillex Bangarang

Best Rock Performance
» Alabama Shakes – “Hold On”
» The Black Keys – “Lonely Boy”
» Coldplay – “Charlie Brown”
» Mumford & Sons – “I Will Wait”
» Bruce Springsteen – “We Take Care of Our Own”

Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance
» Anthrax – “I’m Alive”
» Halestorm – “Love Bites (So Do I)”
» Iron Maiden – “Blood Brothers”
» Lamb of God – “Ghost Walking”
» Marilyn Manson – “No Reflection”
» Megadeth – “Whose Life (Is It Anyways?)”

Best Rock Song
» Jack White – “Freedom at 21”
» Mumford & Sons – “I Will Wait”
» The Black Keys – “Lonely Boy”
» Muse – “Madness”
» Bruce Springsteen – “We Take Care of Our Own”

Best Rock Album
» The Black Keys, El Camino
» Muse, The 2nd Law
» Coldplay, Mylo Xyloto
» Bruce Springsteen, Wrecking Ball
» Jack White, Blunderbuss

Best Alternative Music Album
» Fiona Apple, The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do » Bjork, Biophilia
» Gotye, Making Mirrors
» M83, Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming
» Tom Waits, Bad As Me

Best R&B Performance
» Estelle – “Thank You”
» Robert Glasper Experiment feat. Ledisi – “Gonna Be Alright (F.T.B.) » Luke James – “I Want You”
» Miguel – “Adorn”
» Usher – “Climax”

Best Traditional R&B Performance
» Anita Baker – “Lately”
» Beyonce – “Love on Top”
» Melanie Fiona – “Wrong Side of a Love Song”
» Gregory Porter – “Real Good Hands”
» SWV – “If Only You Knew”

Best Urban Contemporary Album
» Chris Brown, Fortune
» Miguel, Kaleidoscope Dream
» Frank Ocean, Channel Orange

Best R&B Album
» Robert Glasper Experiment, Black Radio
» Anthony Hamilton, Back To Love
» R. Kelly, Write Me Back
» Tamia, Beautiful Surprise
» Tyrese, Open Invitation

Best Rap Performance
» Drake feat. Lil’ Wayne – “HYFR (Hell Ya F—ing Right)”
» Jay-Z & Kanye West – “N—as In Paris”
» Nas – “Daughters”
» Kanye West feat. Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz – “Mercy”
» Young Geezy feat. Jay-Z & Andre 3000 – “I Do”

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
» Flo Rida feat. Sia – “Wild Ones”
» Jay-Z & Kanye West feat. Frank Ocean & The-Dream – “No Church in the Wild” » John Legend feat. Ludacris – “Tonight (Best You Ever Had)” » Nas feat. Amy Whinehouse – “Cherry Wine”
» Rihanna feat. Jay-Z – “Talk That Talk”

Best Rap Song
» Nas – “Daughters”
» Wale feat. Miguel – “Lotus Flower Bomb”
» Kanye West Featuring Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz – “Mercy” » Drake feat. Lil’ Wayne – “The Motto”
» Jay-Z & Kanye West – “N—as In Paris”
» Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa Featuring Bruno Mars – “Young, Wild & Free”

Best Rap Album
» Drake, Take Care
» Lupe Fiasco, Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album, Pt. 1 » The Roots, Undun
» Nas, Life Is Good
» Rick Ross, God Forgives, I Don’t
» 2 Chainz, Based on a T.R.U. Story

Best Country Song
» Carrie Underwood – “Blown Away”
» Ronnie Dunn -“Cost of Livin’ ”
» Eli Young Band – “Even If It Breaks Your Heart”
» Alan Jackson – “So You Don’t Have to Love Me Anymore”
» Eric Church – “Springsteen”

Best Country Solo Performance
» Dierks Bentley – “Home”
» Eric Church – “Springsteen”
» Ronnie Dunn – “Cost of Livin’ ”
» Hunter Hayes – “Wanted”
» Blake Shelton – “Over”
» Carrie Underwood – “Blown Away”

Best Americana Album
» The Avett Brothers, The Carpenter
» John Fullbright, From the Ground Up
» The Lumineers, The Lumineers
» Mumford & Sons, Babel
» Bonnie Raitt, Slipstream

Best Blues Album
» Shemekia Copeland, 33 1/3
» Dr. John, Locked Down
» Ruthie Foster, Let It Burn
» Heritage Blues Orchestra, And I Still Rise
» Joan Osborne, Bring It on Home