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New Years Eve: HerCastle TV Celeb Best Dressed 2012

Posted on: Monday, December 31, 2012

We sat down for a good ol’ celeb fashion chat! See who we loved on the red carpet for 2012 and why!

So, who which celebrities made you swoon in 2012 when it came to Fashion? Tell us in Comments! And HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!


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Joy, Tears & WTF?: The Stories of 2012

Posted on: Monday, December 31, 2012

And what an interesting year it was. This year we saw celebrity scandal, Human Bravery, Human kindness, Sweet fashion and, unfortunately, sadness in the pages of newspapers and television screens. We thought we’d share our highs and lows with you in celebration of 2013! Cheers to a successful year everyone!

Best Dressed Red Carpet

Rooney Mara, Emma Stone, Gwyneth Paltrow, David Beckham, Daniel Craig, Ann Hathaway, Kerry Washington.

It was the Valentino gown to the right that certified Ann as a Red Carpet favorite for us. Her new do’ only helps with the look.

Daniel Craig wore the best fitted suits this year (Thanks Tom Ford). Sure he is Bond, but he seems to be very fashionable naturally. The blue eyes also help with the overall look.

Will David Beckham ever fall off the fashion wagon? He’s almost TOO on point, but we love his style and find inspiration in his how he wears his clothes.

Emma Stone is a red carpet fav of ours. This year she showed us that you can dress for the red carpet in slacks and a blazer. She rules!

We STILL talk about this dress. Gwyneth Paltrow rocked the red carpet in this Winter White Capped gown. Stunning.

Scandal Star Kerry Washington is such a star! She did some color and minimalist black and white. Her look is edgy, but lady like.

We fell in love with Rooney Mara’s style! Rooney knows what works, so she sticks with it. Goth glam is so hot.

Fashion & Music Moment for Us 2012

The shOws, Greta Constantine, Meeting John Taylor of Duran Duran

(Top left to bottom) Jeremy Laing at the shOws, Greta Constantine Spring Summer 2013 Collection and Us meeting the amazing Duran Duran bassist, John Taylor.

 Celebrity Scandal of 2012

Tom Cruise & Kate Holmes Surprise Divorce, Kristen Stewart & Robert Pattinson Cheating Scandal, Lindsay Lohan is STILL a Problem, Lance Armstrong Doping Scandal

Kate Holmes secretly set up a new life in New York City and served Tom Cruise with divorce papers. Yep, you can hide secrets from the powerful Tom Cruise apparently. Biggest secret of 2012 that even caught the media outlets off guard.

Kristen Stewart. She cheated and got caught, breaking the heart of everyone’s fav vamp, Robert Pattinson. We aren’t sure why, and it’s not our business, but Robert forgave her. I guess their love really conquers all.

Lindsay Lohen on SNL. Lindsay Lohen as Elizabeth Taylor. Lindsay Lohen driving a car. Lindsay Lohen paying her taxes with rich friends money. FAIL, FAIL, FAIL, Epic FAIL. Will she ever jump off the train that is bound for a wreck?

Lance Armstrong was stripped of every medal he won this year. After former team mates and his former wife came out with enough proof to ruin his career, Lance had to give up his own charity. Drugs don’t pay kids.

They Have Set Themselves Up For A Powerful 2013

Naomie Harris, Bérénice Marlohe, Katherine Duchess of Cambridge, Les Miserables Cast, Django Unchained Cast, Beyonce

Beyonce is set with new music and live performances booked. The Les Mis’ cast will be picking up awards this winter season. Katherine, Duchess of Cambridge, will be welcoming a prince or princess 2013. Bond Girls Naomie Harris and Bernice Marlohe have made a great impression on critics in Skyfall, we think 2013 will be a strong year for both actresses. The Django cast will be picking up awards and making new waves for 2013.

Best Event of 2012

The Summer Olympics in London, 121212 Concert & The US Presidential Election

Music royalty came out out in support of Hurricane Sandy Relief! The Stones, Paul McCartney, Alicia Keys and countless other major headliner performers rocked it out for 6 hours raising millions for those who suffered from the powerful storm. We aren’t major sport lovers, but we enjoyed the London Olympics! And who wasn’t watching the debates and drama surrounding Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama??

Favorite Blogger of 2012

Atlantic Pacific

We love her style! You can spend hours going through her archives and feeling inspired.

Say Goodbye To Pop Culture Hit, Gossip Girl

Fashion & Drama, that was Gossip Girl. Sad to see the show go, but it went down with class and wedding bliss!

Everyone we wanted together, ended up together. How sweet!

 Music of 2012

Fun, Rihanna, Carly Rae Jepsen, Psy, Gotye, and  We can’t leave out Adele’s Skyfall track….

Carly Rae Jepsen, with Call Me Maybe, kind of annoyed us, but the truth is, she set herself up for a great 2013. Adele had a comeback year after throat surgery and giving birth to a baby, but her haunting vocals for Skyfall? Just beautiful. Fun made some great anthem tunes, while Goyte gave us Somebody That I Used to Know. Youtube star Psy finally hit the world stage with a cute song and dance. Rihanna, regardless of the Breezy drama, continued to release new music. She is called the hardest working woman in Music for a reason lovies.

Best Hair 2012

Ann Hathaway

She was always beautiful, but the short hair works for her so well! She seems more CHIC. Unfortunately, we don’t think she’ll be keeping this look.

Unfortunate Stories of 2012

Hurricane Sandy, Mass Shootings, Aussie Radio DJ Prank Leads to Nurse Suicide over Duchess of Cambridge Hospital Stay

Mass shootings in Colorado and Connecticut, Australian Radio Djs Go Too Far and Hurricane Sandy Strikes New York and surrounding areas.

In Memoriam 2012

Whitney Houston, Etta James, Davy Jones, Jenni Rivera, Michael Clarke Duncan, Tony Scott, Andy Griffith, Nora Ephron, Dick Clark, Donna Summer, Adam Yauch, Mike Wallace, Sherman Hemsley, Neil Armstrong.

Rest In Peace

Fashion Stories of 2012

Michael Kors Went Public. Alexander Wang is the Creative Director of Balenciaga. Raf Simons heads to Dior. Stefano Pilati stepped down from Yves Saint Laurent and Hedi Slimane has replaced him. Change can be a good thing…right? I guess we will see in 2013.

Alexander Wang, Michael Kors, Raf Simons, Hedi Slimane

Best Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes of 2012

Miley Cyrus

She has totally changed on us, but we like it. Bring on the edge and leave Disney Miley to the archives we say!


Most Inspiring Person(s) of 2012

President Barack Obama & Oscar Pistorius


President Obama fought to be re-elected. Oscar fought to be accepted in the London Olympics, not looking at his disability, but his his will to succeed, and he did succeed, leaving a strong impression on the world. We’ve learned not to doubt ourselves, but believe in ourselves. Cheers to 2013!

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Costume Institute Gala (#METGALA): Our Favorites!

Posted on: Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Sure the Oscars and the Golden Globes present some lovely fashionable black tie red carpet looks, but you can never predict what you’ll see at the Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art red carpet! This year the exhibit titled, Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations celebrated the work of Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada. MET gave the world a chance to see the fashion LIVE, broadcasting the red carpet events on! Without further hesitation, check out our favorite looks from MET Red Carpet.

Loved this look on January Jones at the MET Gala 2012 last night.

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The Oscars 2012: The Standout Top 12!

Posted on: Monday, February 27, 2012

Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie. Classic. As much as we love color, you can’t deny the power of black with a spot of red lipstick….a sassy slit in the skirt only helped! Sexy Versace gown!
Viola Davis looked gorgeous in this pretty green gown by Vera Wang. We love her natural hair do as well. She’s just beaming!
Michelle Williams gets high marks for this red Louis Vuitton gown. The peplum waist works on her slender figure and the little addition a a diamond necklace just made this outfit work.
Emma Stone brings back the Hollywood glamor here! When doing a high, fancy collar make sure the hair is pulled back to show off your face! Emma demonstrates that perfectly here in her Giambattista Valli gown.
Octavia Spencer should be every curvy girls fashion inspiration. She knows how to bring out the best in her figure and show off the assets! She was just angelic looking in her Tadashi Shoji gown.
Jessica Chastain walked the red carpet in this beautiful Alexander McQueen creation. Gold & Black just works.
Rooney Mara really knows how to work her brand, wearing Givenchy! Simple and well tailored works with Rooney’s lean body type, strict bangs and midnight black hair.
We loved the detail to Kate Mara‘s Jack Guisso Couture gown.
Natalie Portman in red Dior Haute Couture (circa 1954) gown with polka dots! Not only is the dress a beautiful shade of red, but it makes her stand out against all the solid gowns on the red carpet.
Another high marked celeb was Gwenyth Paltrow in a Tom Ford gown. We are head-over-heels in love with this cape!
Penelope Cruz really impressed with a custom Giorgio Armani gown. Very glamorous!
Can’t help but love Grammy award recording artist Esperanza Spalding in this lovely blue gown.
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Best Of 2011: According To Us

Posted on: Friday, December 30, 2011

Its not easy looking back over the year. Its not easy to even look back over the week! But 2011 was full of stories, events and moments that we can’t simply forget. Let’s break the year down!
Best Red Carpet Look: Emma Watson
Emma Watson was angelic in Oscar de la Renta at the London premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 in July of this year. This gown still stand out in our mind as the most GORGEOUS red carpet look of the year.
Best Hair style/cut: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
Runner up: Emma Watson
The Duchess shows us that its not so bad being simple and classic. In a world filled with Lady Gaga’s and extreme fashion, Catherine shines with easy to care for color and a simple long layered hair cut. source
Best Dressed Celeb Male: Its a tie between 
David Beckham & Ed Westwick
David Beckham still stands out in Men’s fashion. Yes, its easier for men because their fashion doesn’t move as quickly as women’s fashion, but he brings the suit, jeans, and leather jackets into his personal style so well.
Sure Ed Westwick’s Gossip Girl character, Chuck Bass, has probably influenced his own look, but Ed can get away with risky fashion choices. Full plaid suits aren’t for everyone. Even in New York on a normal non-filming day, Ed puts on a fitted blazer and scarf and carries it with such ease.
Best Dressed Celeb Woman: Emma Stone
It was hard keeping up with Emma Stone this year. She basically did what Rihanna has done two years ago. She hit the fashion trends right every single appearance with no accidents! She even changed her hair color dramatically and didn’t falter as a blonde or redhead. source
Best Albums of 2011: 
 Adele’s 21, Duran Duran’s All You Need Is Now, Coldplay’s Mylo Xyloto, Drake’s Take Care, Foo Fighters’ Wasting Light, Britney Spears’ Femme Fatale
Artist’s like Foo Fighters, Duran Duran, Britney Spears and Adele were not expected, by critics, to revive their careers with their new releases this year. Whether they get Grammy nods or not, these artists are making waves now because of the awesome albums they’ve released. Most of these awesome acts will be touring in 2012.
Best Ceremony/Event: The Royal Wedding
Sorry, but you can’t even TRY to take this title away from Prince William and Catherine the Duchess.
Women Who Have Set Themselves up for an Amazing 2012:
Nikki Minaj, Adele, Rooney, Lana Del Ray, Viola Davis, & Pippa Middleton
Music is really taking in so many talented women like Lana Del Rey, Nicki Minaj & Adele! Rooney Mara (Girl With The Dragon Tattoo) & Viola Davis (The Help) had breakthrough roles this year, so award season in 2012 will keep them busy! Pippa Middleton has basically taken over as the It Girl this year, so you know her upcoming book will only place her in higher standing in 2012.
Most sensational story of 2011: Kardashian Wedding/ Divorce
Up till now, we aren’t sure if this was all planned for television drama or if this was truly a marriage gone wrong, but Kim Kardashian was the subject of many jokes and entertainment news stories this year. source
Best Fashion Moment of 2011: Toronto LG Fashion Week
Personally, it was all about Toronto LG Fashion Week for us this year! It was the first time we officially covered the event under the ItsMusicFashionLife name! Read more about the shows we personally covered here on the blog.  source
Favorite Blogger of 2011: The Manrepeller
Leandra Medine of, totally gets it. Fashion girls don’t dress for men, they dress for themselves. It was a treat meeting her this year! Read about it here.
Designer of 2011: Alexander McQueens’ Sarah Burton
Sarah Burton proved herself this year, dressing Prince William’s bride and taking designing duties of her former boss Alexander McQueen. Respect. source
Most inspiring People of the Year: Steve Jobs & Jack Layton
It was a loss to the world when Apple Inc. co-founder, Steve Jobs passed away at the young age of 56. He showed us simplicity isn’t so bad when it came to technology & business. Mr. Jack Layton, a Canadian politician and proud Canadian pasted away this year leaving us a letter of pride and hope for our country. It was a sad day when he passed, but he reminds us that even one person can change the world.
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She’s Got The Look: Rooney Mara

Posted on: Monday, December 19, 2011

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo star, Rooney Mara doesn’t have crazy tattoos like her alter-ego, Lisbeth Salander. In fact, Rooney is far from it with slick hair and edgy, classic, minimalist style!  The promotional events are all about the movie, but its seems like Rooney is setting up to become a full on fashionista It Girl with the style she’s been pulling off lately.
Get The Look: Inspired by Rooney Mara

Miss Selfridge black dress, £39
Olsenboye slingback high heels, $30
Perfect Red Lipstick | Chile – Ultra Luxe Lipstick With Peptide…, $15

Rooney’s character, Lisabeth, is also an inspiration for fashion! H&M; has released a collection clothes based on the costumes of ‘The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’. Read about it here!

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MFL News: H&M Launches ‘The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’ Clothing

Posted on: Thursday, December 8, 2011

Rocker, edgy style inspired by the novel’s heroine, Lisbeth Salander. The collection is designed by Trish Summerville (middle) who is responsible for the costuming in the upcoming film. credit: H&M;
H&M has made quite the impression this year with the collaborations, but now H&M; is teaming up with fictional literature figures to create new affordable fashion for the world. This new collection inspired by ‘The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’ character, Lisbeth Salander, will feature leather jackets, worn in hoodies, t-shirts and ripped jeans in dark colors with pops of red. Here’s the major plus! The collection will be available December 14th and the film adaption starring starring Rooney Mara as Salander comes out December 21st. So you can wear your Salander gear to the movie theatre to see the new film!
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