Read More »from Pint-Sized Style at the SAG Awards
While it's easy to be captivated by the glittering bombshells and handsome devils traipsing down the red carpet, this year the stylish little ladies won our hearts at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. More and more, we're seeing young actresses taking their fashion choices seriously--gone it seems, are the days when the tiny stars and starlets' red carpet gear skewed more towards Sunday best and less towards haute couture. We would never dream of knocking the outfits of anyone under the legal driving age, but in this case we especially had to sing the praises of two tiny actresses in particular.
We love love LOVED the looks from pint-sized "Mad Men" scene-stealer Kiernan Shipka and "Modern Family" powerhouse Aubrey Anderson-Emmons. Anderson-Emmons, better known to most as Lily from the ABC sitcom, worked the red carpet (check out that fierce pose!) in a frilly gown that we wish we had in our closets when we were six! Or maybe even now. Her pearls and black patent leather Mary Janes
Blog Posts by Julie Pereira, Thread Blogger
Read More »from Pint-Sized Style at the SAG Awards
- WWD, polish sales reached $768 million in 2012 in the U.S., which is a gain of 32% over 2011. Why the boom? With the advent of at-home gel polish systems, nail art, and new finishes like matte, high-gloss, and yes, even sand, the lacquer companies are innovating at neck-breaking speeds. WWD cited a survey that claims that 33% of women in the States have at least 25 bottles of paint in their homes. Hey, who’s been peeking in our medicine cabinets?Last year ladies the nation over hit the bottle in record numbers. The nail polish bottle, we mean. According to
Consider this post an intervention, ladies. (We need one too.) The next time you're at a drugstore, just step away from the nail section.
Truth be told, most of these insanely pricey colors and long-lasting and bizarre applications are unnecessary purchases. We're here to assure you, less is more. You don't need to be buried under a clinking pile of nail polish bottles to have totally kickin' and versatile collection. Nail junkies Read More »from The 5 Nail Polishes You Need
fashion and beauty trends in our day, but one thing we've never seen before: Eyelash jewelry! We spotted these designs--made out of wire, beads, and even feathers--by Etsy seller Natalie Russo and we had to know all about them. Here’s the inside scoop about Russo’s eyelash jewelry.We've heard of some crazy Read More »from Wild New Beauty Trend: Eyelash Jewelry
Thread: When did you start making these and what was your inspiration?
Natalie Russo: I loved the look of big, glittery, "show girl" eyelashes. But, when I was a teenager, I couldn't afford to spend money on regular false eyelashes that would fall apart. I experimented with using eyelash glue to adhere gems and small beads to my eyelashes. I then began attaching the beads together with wire and found that it made them easier to apply. When I turned 18, I was able to start selling my designs. Since then, my customers and the people I've met through Etsy have been my biggest source of inspiration.
T: How long does it take to make each pair?
N.R.: A simple pair takes 20 minutes. The more
Say Good-Bye To Your Will Power: The Beverly Hilton Unveils Menu for 70th Annual Golden Globe AwardsBy Julie Pereira, Thread Blogger | Hit List – Fri, Jan 4, 2013 3:19 PM EST
more relaxed than at the Oscars, resulting in dresses and beauty looks that sing, plus, this year we have the dynamic hosting duo of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler to look forward to. But the most exciting part of any Golden Globes event has to be this equation: Movie Stars + Television Actors + Food and Wine = Anything Can Happen. Teaming up with the Globes for the 38th consecutive year, The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California will be offering unparalleled dishes and drinks to the 1,300 guests come January 13th.There are many reasons why we look forward to the Golden Globes every awards season. Coming in on the heels of the Academy Awards nomination announcements, the expectations of the Globes' red carpet are Read More »from Say Good-Bye To Your Will Power: The Beverly Hilton Unveils Menu for 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards
For nine years, The Beverly Hilton’s Executive Chef Suki Sugiura has been preparing the menu for the Globes with the assistance of 50 chefs, 110 culinary staff, 50 bartenders and 250 servers. Together with the Executive Pastry Chef at The Beverly Hilton and master
We know you get your jollies by dressing festively for the holidays (so do we), but there's a difference between spreading good cheer and looking, well, TOO merry. Thread host Jessica Stam teaches us how to toe the fine line between embracing the season and looking like a Christmas tree--hint: if it looks too much like something an elf would wear, steer clear!
Avoid: Head-to-toe red - Is crimson your go-to holiday dress color? Avoid looking like Mrs. Claus in red, fit-and-flare dresses with wide, black belts (ho, ho, NO) and stick to separates. A red pair of skinny leather pants with a silk shirt or a red skirt with a tucked-in embellished top will look much more chic.
Avoid: Holiday-themed sweaters - Unless you're a member of the Griswold or Huxtable clan, these bulky and bedazzled nightmare knits are not a good move. Try instead a more fitted, embellished sweater with skinny jeans and heels. Sequins or beading are a fun way to add to your holiday look without being too literal.
Avoid: Read More »from The Best and Worst Holiday Looks
- Julie Pereira, Thread Blogger | Hit List – Mon, Dec 10, 2012 1:47 PM EST
Stacy Keibler and NBA legend Dikembe Mutombo came together with Old Spice to launch the internet sensation “Dikembe Mutombo’s 4 1/2 Weeks to Save the World,” a real-time, embeddable video game where Mutombo will embark on weekly globe-saving missions based on current events that could be considered signs that the Mayan Apocalyptic prophecy (you know that one that says the world will end on 12/21/12?) is correct. Keibler was at the launch to help demonstrate the game, along with some other fun arcade games--all in an attempt to "Save the World"--along with game character “Science the Bear" and Mutombo. Keibler told us she became involved with Old Spice because she really enjoys the brand. “We all remember the Old Spice man and...their campaigns. I think it's just such a funny thing, saving the world with the Mayan calendar saying the world is going to end on the 21st--it's a fun game!" Mutombo, the 7'3" star will promote the new "Champion" product line, the latest addition to OldRead More »from Stacy Keibler and NBA Star Dikembe Mutombo "Save The World"
- Julie Pereira, Thread Blogger | The Thread – Thu, Dec 6, 2012 4:05 PM EST
bespectacled Iris Apfel is every inch a legend. At 91 years old, Apfel has been monumentally influential in the worlds of interior décor, illustration, and style, and has even been honored with a retrospective at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Now, with her handbag line "Extinctions," Apfel has stepped out in to the design arena. The line features the nonagenarian's signature "more is more" aesthetic; with Mongolian lamb's wool purses in bright orange, fiery red, and cobalt blue, structured handbags in hunter green pony hair with geometric handles, and snake-print totes--all with a bright turquoise lining--this is a line we're seriously lusting over. We sat down with the legendary style icon to discuss her signature style, her new handbag line, and her ability to prove thatThe word "legend" gets thrown around a lot these days, and in a world full of hyperbole and fawning interviews, it's hard to take that label seriously. But believe us when we say, the famously Read More »from 91-Year-Old Style Icon Iris Apfel Peddles Handbags, Not Advice
It's that time of year, again—no, not the holidays, holiday PARTY season. Whether it's a Yankee Swap fest, a New Year's shindig, or just an excuse to get dolled up and drink festive cocktails, we have the cutest and quickest hairstyles for all your partying needs.Read More »from Ten-Minute Holiday Hairstyles
Ten-minute waves with a twist
Ten-minute waves are our way of saying, "waves that you don't need to obsess over." Life is too short to be spent torturing each and every strand of your naturally gorgeous hair in to a "perfect" curl that will only last as long as it took to read this sentence. This will work best if you've added some mousse or texturizing product to wet hair and letting it air dry (if you want to avoid bombarding your follicles with extra heat damage from a blowdryer), so while these are "ten-minute" waves, they do require a bit of forethought. Start by lightly (lightly, guys) misting dry hair with a light hair spray, and curl hair in sections. A hint for curls that really last? After you take the curled section
- Julie Pereira, Thread Blogger | How To – Fri, Nov 30, 2012 12:26 PM EST
Kate Middleton (and if you are, please call us and let's hang out), chances are you have very little occasion to rock a full-on formal fascinator. The perfect hat needs to hit that delicate balance between cute and functional, stylish and warm, and we have years of anecdotal evidence that this balance is not an easy one to strike. Thankfully, there is a wealth of cozy, non-crazy winter hats out there. We at The Thread have discovered the best ways for choosing the right winter hat and more importantly: how to style it.Fact: if you're not wearing a hat to keep warm, there's really no reason for it to be on your head (we're looking at you, hipsters), and unless you're Read More »from The Best Hats For Your Toastiest--And Most Stylish--Winter Yet
Skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, sledding--whatever your game, you're going to want to keep that noggin nice and cozy (and protected, naturally. If you're a beginner in any of these sports, skip the hat for a headwarmer and securely-fastened helmet--safety first!). Take a page from British singer Ellie
- Julie Pereira, Thread Blogger | Hit List – Wed, Nov 28, 2012 2:11 PM EST
Taylor Swift, and on-again-off-again girlfriend of Justin Bieber), but there is more to Selena Gomez than meets the eye. Did you know that Gomez is one of UNICEF's most ardent supporters? After getting involved with the charity in 2008 as the spokesperson for their Trick-or-Treat program, she was appointed a UNICEF Ambassador in 2009--at 17 she was the youngest to be awarded that honor. Since then, Gomez has been hard at work promoting the charity that raises funds for impoverished and underprivileged children around the globe. She has personally visited countries like Ghana and Chile to raise awareness for issues like early childhood development and preventable diseases, and cites her work with UNICEF as an exciting opportunity to use her fame for positive change. How refreshing is it to hear about a young starlet using her fame for charitable purposed and encouraging fans to get involved?You may only know her as a singer (and actress, and famous bestie of
On November 27th, however,Read More »from Selena Gomez Wows at The 8th Annual UNICEF Snowflake Ball