Monday, February 13, 2012

Grammys 2012 - Red Carpet Showdown

As far as award shows go, the Grammy Awards Show is one of the most fun and most watched award show of the year.  We all know that rock stars don't always follow the rules when it comes to life and fashion.  So scroll down and look at our best and worst nominations for this years Grammys 2012 - Red Carpet Showdown.

...and Please let us know what you liked and what you didn't. 

Katy Perry

KiKi:  She is a Disney Princess.  This dress reminds me of something I would have seen in a fairytale or something that Julie Andrews would have worn back in the day.  I absolutely love everything about this dress, its so flattering, unique for this type of event and what a cool shade of blue. 
#1 Best dressed of the night.

JBean: I didn't like this. I thought it made her look matronly. She usually stuns in something 'Katy Perry-esque' at the Grammys. So I was expecting more wow from her. Maybe if she wore this to the Golden Globes or something, this would be acceptable for her.

Carrie Underwood

KiKi: Looks great.  It's safe and kinda boring for this type of award show.  Yet she still looks beautiful.  It's classic Carrie.

JBean: Love her. She looks gorgeous as always. Classy and stunning.

Kelly Osbourne

Best purple/gray hair I have ever seen.

KiKi:  I actually think this hair color may be her color and shes looks the best I have ever seen her.  She looks happy from the inside out and her hair matches her fun personality perfectly.  As far as the dress goes, I like it, it's sparkly, flattering and glamorous.

JBean: Not a fan. The hair color just doesn't work for me. She did look happy, so good for her. The dress looks great on her though.


KiKi:  Rihanna helped design this dress with Georgio Armani.  This is a very sexy look and makes her look like a seductress.  I wish I could pull it off, and I am pretty sure every other woman in the world wishes that too.
#2 Best Dress of the Night

JBean: Agreed. She looks amazing. Jealous.

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift - Grammys 2012 Red Carpet

KiKi:  Taylor looked like the young glamorous star really is in this Zuhair Murad dress.  Taylor is such a natural beauty and she was able to put her hair up in a simple bun and still look fabulous.  This dress was unique, fun, and almost had an old Hollywood feel to it.  At the same time, the dress kind of reminds me of an authentic Indian garb.  I can't put my finger on it.
#4 Best Dressed of the Night

Jane Seymour

KiKi:  Dr. Quinn looked great in this gold one shoulder dress.  Can you believe shes almost 61?

Joe Champa

KiKi:  This long black lace dress has a dark yet sexy look to it.  I love the black lace and the silver bling on the belt is perfectly placed to break the black up. 

Kelly Rowland

KiKi:  Kelly stuns in this nude dress, though I originally thought it was peach.  I personally think Kelly was the classiest looking artist in the room and her hair looks beautiful.
#3 Best Dressed of the Night


KiKi:  I think this dress is figure flattering and I do like it.  Love her hair and red lipstick more though!

JBean: Adele looked amazing on her huge Grammy win night! Loved her dress, new hair do/color and make up. Stunning!

Dierks Bentley

KiKi:  He's probably a little under dressed however his outfit is my favorite for all of the men the entire night.  He is not overly fashionable, just classic and good looking.  This is how you wear black and brown together.

JBean: So Handsome. It's the Grammy's, I think the guys totally can be under dressed, they are rock stars.

Guiliana Rancic

KiKi:  Too safe!  I think the dress looks like a bridesmaid dress with a fun belt.  Do love her hair though.
#1 Best bridesmaid dress of the night.

JBean: Bridesmaid = hilarious! True. She could have rocked it out more for the Grammys. She always has amazing hair.

Nicki Minaj

KiKi: I think this wasn't fashion but part of a costume that went with the character of her performance. So can't really vote.  I like classic Nicki, dressed like a barbie!  She is the most amazing singer and female rapper out there right now.  I don't think she was trying to be controversial at all, I think she was playing an interesting character.

JBean: I thought her performance was horrible. Could she be trying any harder to be more controversial? She's not Madonna or Gaga, sorry girl.

Blake Shelton
KiKi:  He sure is one handsome looking man.  I very much dislike his pants but love the tie, jacket, cowboy boots and mostly his bad boy hair style.

Neil Patrick Harris and his hubby David Burtka

KiKi:  These are two handsome, very good looking men.  I can't decide which suit I like more, I love three piece suits but I am really liking David's tie.
#1 Best looking couple of the night.

JBean: Agreed. Cute couple. Did you see David video taping them down the Red Carpet? So cute!

Wiz Khalifa & Amber Rose

KiKi:  Coolest looking couple.  I saw them interviewed and they both seemed really down to earth and just really in love.

Sasha Gradiva, singer

KiKi:  Beautiful dress, just stunning, the light Easter pink is so pretty.  Arm guns, ummmm, kinda makes me feel like she was a character from The Terminator movie.   Yet, these off the wall outfits and costumes is why the Grammys are by far the most fun award show.

Bruno Mars

KiKi:  90210 Brandon Walsh and Luke Perry look alike. 
JBean: Ha. I love him. Love his style, love his music, love his onstage energy!

Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz

KiKi:  Swizz is looking tall and sexy in his purple jacket and bow tie.  I really liked that he didn't wear tight pants like every other guy.
#1 Best dressed Male of the night!

Monday, January 16, 2012

The Best and Worst Dressed of the 2012 Golden Globes

The Golden Globes were this past weekend, kicking of the best of 2012 Hollywood Award Season. The Golden Globes are one of the best award shows as they recognize the best in film and television.

We are two girls who are mostly on the same page, but sometimes differ in our style is our breakdown of the Best and Worst dressed at the 2012 Golden Globes.

69th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals

JBean:  First, can we discuss one of the hosts of E! Fashion Police, Kelly Osbourne and her new Gray/Purple hair? Not a fan. Kelly said she gives her hair a break from dyeing with this color. Wasn't a fan of this dress either, was boxy and wasn't flattering to her figure. Worst Dressed.

KiKi:  This look is really fashion forward...forward like 100 years.  It actually reminds me of the way a character in the Hunger Games would look.

Amanda Peet's Ruffled Curtain Dress, Worst Dressed

JBean:  It looks like she tore the curtains down in her house and put them on. And not in a good Scarlett O'hara type of way.

The Artist's Uggie, Best Dressed

JBean: Adorable in his little bow tie and doing tricks on the red carpet

Jessica Alba, Best Dressed

JBean:  Loved the color and the shape really complimented her after-baby body. This dress had the cutest little train too. She looks flawless! Best Dressed #3.

KiKi:  How did she lose the baby weight so fast?  Amazing.  Anyways, the purples in this dress are just beautiful and I adore her matching purse. Her hair is kind of boring, and from the front it looks really short.

Sarah Hyland, Best Dressed

JBean:  Loved this dress! Loved the color, the lace, the shape. Her hair and make-up look so pretty too! I actually want to steal this look. Same Best Dressed #1 pick.

KiKi:  This dress is vintage and the zipper broke on the red carpet.  The girl got sewed in to her dress on the red carpet.  That's commitment.  I would sew myself into this dress too, it's so glamorous.  This magnificent dress and overall look is my number one choice for Best Dressed.  #1

Reese Witherspoon, Best Dressed

JBean:  She looked stunning as always with her wavy hair and gorgeous red dress. Her figure is amazing! I love how she was so relaxed during the red carpet too. Love her! Being a newlywed agrees with her. She's my Best Dressed #2.

KiKi:  Reese looked svelte in this dress, but the top looks a little loose.

Madonna, Worst Dressed

JBean:  Making her first Golden Globes appearance in years. Not a fan of this dress at all, from top to bottom it's a disaster. She was funny when she presented an award tonight, so she's got that going for her.

KiKi:  Yet, its classic Madonna, no one can say she is not original.  I actually really like the top of this dress, it's the bottom that looks a little patchy.


Sofia Vergara, Best Dressed

JBean:  Looking stunning as always. Loved the blue sapphire color and the mermaid shape was a trend this year on the red carpet. I loved the details on the bottom. Her body is amazing, she better flaunt it!

KiKi:  Everything about this look is perfect.  The blue color of the dress is striking...mix that with the feathery texture of the trumpet at the bottom and it equals amazing.  Sofia accented this look with beautiful diamond bangles.  #2 Best Dressed


Kate Beckinsdale, Best Dressed

JBean:  Loved the color, shape and the diamond earrings. The same mermaid shape, yet so elegant.


Lea Michele, Best Dressed or Worst Dressed

JBean:  Not a fan of these cut outs in the dress. Her hair made her look much older than she is as well. Worst Dressed #1.

KiKi:  I think this dress is interesting.  I can't say I love it, but I can't say I don't.  It's almost more of a costume.

Dianna Argon, Worst Dressed

JBean:  From top to bottom and all the swans in between, not a good look. She sometimes makes great fashion choices, but I'm not liking this. This might be my Worst Dressed #2.

KiKi:  I am so happy that people wear dresses like this because it really makes for an interesting night.  I love the first half of the bottom of the dress, so basically, from the waste to the knees....and that's it.

Emma Stone, Worst Dressed

JBean: She usually has great taste. Didn't like the colors, style, the eagle on the front or her red earrings. Loved her hair though.


Sarah Michelle Gellar, Worst Dressed

JBean:  She said she let her 2 year old daughter choose the dress, maybe that was the problem. Loved the high ponytail though. Worst Dressed #3.

KiKi:  Just awful.  Worst Dressed winner.

Charlize Theron, Best Dressed

KiKi:  Charlize wowed in this dress.  I wish I could put up a video so you could see all the views of this dress.

JBean: She did look flawless in this dress. Loved her make-up and soft hair too.

Heidi Klum, Best Dressed

KiKi:  This dress is so magnificent and the back is open.  I have a feeling she might get some hits for this dress because it's more of a summer dress, but not many people could pull off the nude and the turquoise jewelry is just so fun.

Kyle Richards, Winner of the "How did I get invited? Award" 

Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Best Dressed

KiKi:  Looking Good, Like it all except the white on white bow tie.

Gerard Butler, Best Dressed

KiKi:  Even though Mr. Butler has lost some of his bulk, he is still looking mighty fine.  He is dressed to impress and his scruffy facial hair makes him look like a bad boy.

Zooey Deschanel, Worst Dress

KiKi:  This is so horrible.  It looks like the beginning of a video game screen.  I don't even get it.  I am serious, can someone explain this to me?

JBean: See I liked this for her. This is totally her quirky dork-able style. Loved her hair and make-up too. Love her!

What were some of your favorites or misses this year at the Golden Globes? Did you agree with our picks?

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

It's Official! I'm Obsessed......with Video Games

Now I know what you're thinking. I sit home alone and play on my playstation or XBox all day. (Not that there is anything wrong with that). But I'm addicted to my iphone/ipad games.

You know that episode of Friends where Chandler is obsessed with PacMan, plays too much and gets a claw hand?

I feel like that's me. I go to bed at night and my hand hurts from squeezing my iphone so hard during these games. My heart is racing from trying to beat level after level. I even dream about them. I know that means I have an issue.

Now it's not all games. Only certain games draw me in. But I become obsessed with them for days until I can complete all the levels, then thankfully I tire of them. Until the next one comes along that is.

Something about the sounds of those birds flying, pigs laughing, bejeweled diamonds sparkling and crashing or zombies moaning draws me in. Maybe it's the feeling of completion each time I get to a new level or the feeling of satisfaction every time I smash one of those pigs. I can't get enough.

Some of my addictions have been:

Bejeweled. Something about those flashing lights and sounds, it's like thunder and lightening when you score big!


Angry Birds (The Regular Version, Angry Birds Rio and Angry Birds Seasons) Can they please come out with a new edition? I need more.

Frogger. (Oh Atari, how I miss you!) An oldie but a goodie, I found this on my iphone and was hooked again!

Where's My Water? Now my 5 and 7 year old nephews taught me this, so I was surprised by how fun and again addicting it was.

And my latest obsession is Plants vs. Zombies. I thought this was stupid at first. But it drew me in. Some of it is like that game Whack-A-Mole but you whack the zombies. My heart was racing, I couldn't kill them fast enough!

Am I the only one? The sad thing is I get depressed when I finish all the levels. You would think I would drag them out, to enjoy them longer. But the obsessive part of me, needs to keep playing at all costs. I just think about it all day long and when I can get my next fix.

Have you developed any obsessions for video games?

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Two Cents: Best and Worst of 2011 Wrap-Up

As 2012 begins, we thought we would wrap up some of the Best and Worst stories, headlines and scandals of the previous year, Two Cents Style.

Best Wedding

The Royal Wedding of Kate and William

Who doesn't love a real-life fairytale?! I was beyond obsessed with this Royal Wedding. It might have something to do with the fact that they married one week before me. But a real life prince and princess, how could you not watch? And to top it off, they seem like genuine people that are really in love. I can't wait to watch what happens with these two after the wedding. I know they will both do great things.

Biggest Scandal

Arnold's Love Child with his Housekeeper

I mean, we all saw something coming with him. There have been rumors for years about him cheating, groping women, etc. But a 11+ year old love child with his housekeeper?! The same age as one of his other kids! Right under his family's roof. No one saw that coming. I just feel bad for Maria and their children. Disgusting.

Biggest Meltdown

Charlie Sheen

Wow! What a trainwreck! Seems like Charlie Sheen was on a slippery downslope that started from trashing his boss, his ex-wife, to obtaining a few goddesses and going on his Winning tour looking like a maniac. Let's just hope 2012 brings less of him.

Biggest Sham/Waste of Our Time

Kim and Kris' 72 day marriage and the sham leading up to it

I don't want to waste any more time on these fame-seekers. But really, you tricked us, lead us on and then dumped on us. Good bye. Let's hope 2012 brings less of the Kardashian family please!

Cutest Girls of the Year

Sophia Grace and Rosie singing Adele and Nikki Minaj

Omg! The cutest girls and videos you have ever seen. If you haven't seen these yet, please stop what you are doing and watch! Ellen found them on You Tube and made them a sensation. They are beyond adorable and I hope to see more of them in 2012.

Here's a link to their video performance:

Biggest Comeback

Britney Spears

Yay! Britney's Back B#tch! After a few rough years, Britney looks like she's finally on the road to having it all again! Touring, caring for her adorable boys and finding love! Sounds like he's a good guy too, which is what she needs. You go girl!

Biggest Repeat-Offender Disaster

Lindsay Lohan

2011 was a bad year for the former Mean Girl star, Lindsay Lohan. She was in and out of court,  jail, rehab, did community service, was under house-arrest. She didn't seem to learn her lesson after each one. Let's hope she has learned her lesson now and won't be repeating her mistakes in 2012.

What big stories will 2012 bring?! Who will have the best wedding? Who will have the biggest meltdown? Let's stay tuned to see. Two Cents will keep you informed as always!

Happy New Year Friends!