A Va-Va-Voom Dress For A Va-Va-Voom Girl

“Golden Globes” passed, but the Internet is still high for Meryl Streep’s speech and the gowns that flowed all over the place on all sorts of lists. Having seen the same outfits for so many times through news feeds here and there, I can’t help but think, in the back of my mind, of two gowns in particular.

The first one is right on my favourites list from the 74th annual. It’s true that I love both the actress and the dress, so when watching the Globes and seeing them both in the same place, I thought of a match made in heaven.

It’s Felicity Jones in a Gucci dress.

Shortly after, Zoe Saldana showed up in a Gucci dress also and although I was dying for the dress and I happen to like Zoe too, I said sadly to myself “mnope“, without giving too much thought to it at the time. It was tough. It is a Gucci dress we’re talking here about.

We have two beautiful dresses, two beautiful actresses, impeccable make-ups, smiles also.


This is a case of two gorgeous women who wear gorgeous dresses, but who still don’t (quite) make it onto the “best dressed list”. Not that this would be the goal in life, but there was a red carpet in the pictures above, so there most certainly was a “list”.


The dresses didn’t match the personalities. It were the dresses that wore the celebrities, not the celebrities that wore the dresses. The dresses were the celebrities. Gucci dresses are celebrities by definition. Through colours, cut, fabrics, ruffles, playfulness, bliss. This is it! Bliss! A.k.a. “a state of perfect happiness, oblivious of everything else”.

Therefore, a va-va-voom dress, like Gucci dresses are, e.g., once dressed, must be assumed. Understood. Furthermore, felt. Once dressed, the dress becomes the best friend of the one wearing it. Whom she laughs, dances, dedicates songs with on the dance floor/red carpet, whom she confesses to, who she drinks champagne, sings, have fun (in) with.

And this is how clothes become so much more than just clothes.

The most important thing, though, is for both the woman and the dress to “love” both fashion and a little bit of craziness at the same time. Better yet! To enjoy the chemistry in between.

Chemistry… Here comes the answer to the question from the back of my mind above. There’s no chemistry. Everything beautifully by the book, but no chemistry.

There has to be one between the wearer and the whatever garment.

Especially when the garment is a va-va-voom one.

Just like in life.

H2O, anyone?

Below are some happy formulas of Gucci dresses. They below must have liked it at school.

Beyoncé in Gucci in “Formation” video

Florence Welch in Gucci

Rihanna in Gucci

Chloë Sevigny in Gucci

Sienna Miller in Gucci

Leandra Medine in Gucci

Dakota Johnson in Gucci

Anna Dello Russo in Gucci

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"Work" Is Here. Don’t Be "ANTI". Or Be


Great, I’ve been working on the surfboard, surfboard getting out of my system and haven’t succeeded at it and I, in fact, don’t want for it to go, so, therefore, it is still here.
Surfboard, surfboard.

… When this comes along. Work, work, work, love, love, love, dirt, dirt, dirt, nah, nah, nah, work, work, work, turn, turn, turn. Groovy. Or ANTI, the nr. 8 album of Rihanna nah nah. The much anticipated, the 3 years awaited for album umm ummm.

Repetition has been having a blast for some time now. Years. Years, years.

It’s like Boomerang. Hashtag.

Don’t you miss Rihanna on Instagram? … Is that lame to say? In the Instagram world, I guess it isn’t, but you know what I mean, as in she kinda ruled it, with a crown and all.


Then boom, nothing. And this is what came out of the nothing. The album. Or she just got fed up. She went “f*ck off…”.


Or her marketing team has been vacationing for 3 years now.

Regardless, Rihanna is “dope” (she promoted the word back in the days on Insta) and she is here. Boom. Boom, boom. And if you got by here reading this, I salute and hug you. Jk. But I would if I could.

Jk. This is your prize. The 13-track standard edition will stream exclusively on Tidal for seven days. Put on your $9,000 Dolce&Gabbana headphones (below), listen to “Work”, the first released track, and there will be no way back for you. “Work, work, work / Work, work, work / You see me I be / Work, work, work / Work, work, work”.


Now you try and use that many words as an introduction to “You can download or stream Rihanna’s new album, “ANTI”, just by clicking here. What’s your favourite track? Love on the brain is mine.

This is why. There.


Do you have riri days like this?


Days you just wish you could stay in bed and read. And drink black tea with honey. And watch movies. Or music videos. And order pizza. In bed! But you can not. Ewrrr. Yet you would do anything that’s close to it. I know I will.

I will wrap myself up in the most cosiest of the cosiest clothes, let my hair down in a messy (yet chic!) way, grab the best coffee and do my best at whateva’ I’m doing.

Like Rihanna did here when hopping off the plane at Charles De Gaulle airport in Paris for the – oui! – #pfw.



Her allure screams (not the most suitable word here) cozy and cool. Even in black. Or most of all in black, in no-muss-no-fuss black. Sexy black. Don’t you find that sexy? I do. Sexy as hell. The cut of her baggy sweatpants and hoodie goes beyond her body, having the pants flowing on the ground (I agree, few people could do that no matter where they live on this planet) and the sleeves dangling. Chilling.

Don’t go and criticise now. Or do. Whatever. But! This is Vetements designing and having everyone in Paris, last week, talk about, applaud and crave for it! These are the new kids on the block, literally, and they know their s*it. So good, that the head of it, Demna Gvasalia was announced as the artistic director to replace Alexander Wang at Balenciaga.

Stay tuned as the hoodie is, yet again, back.

Oh, and by the way, just fyi, I am writing this from the top of my bed.

Should I say this is due to the terrible cold I have for weeks now? Neah, I’ll let you imagine I am just randomly doing this on a Thursday like a boss. Come on, dream with me!


Speaking of Rihanna and stuff one loves.