Sunday, January 25, 2015

Red Carpet Round-Up: SAG Awards The Rest

Amy Poehler in Jenny Packham
Ariel Winter in ZAC by Zac Posen

Claire Danes in Marchesa
Emma Stone in Christian Dior Couture

Naomi Watts in Balenciaga
Natalie Dormer in Naaem Khan
Sarah Paulson in Giorgio Armani
Sofia Vergara in Donna Karan
Viola Davis in Max Mara


Red Carpet Round-Up: SAG Awards Worst Dressed

As well as the ladies did in the Best Dressed list, there sure were a lot that were in the worst dressed list tonight. Hopefully those that will carry onto the Oscar's have gotten their bad performance out of the way!

Amanda Peet in J. Mendel
Andrea Riseborough in Escada

Julianna Margulies in Giambattista Valli Couture

Keira Knightley in Erdem

Laura Carmichael in Vionnet

Laverne Cox in Johanna Johnson
Sophia Bush in Vivienne Westwood

Uzo Aduba in Angel Sanchez
Rosamund Pike in Christian Dior

Red Carpet Round-Up: SAG Awards Best Dressed

I promised some posts about the upcoming award shows, and tonight was the 2015 Screen Actors Guild Awards. Here are my picks for best dressed at this year's show. Let me know what looks you loved! My favorites of the night were Lupita and Camila.

Lupita Nyongo in Elie Saab

Camila Alves in Donna Karan

Emmy Rossum in Armani Prive

Gretchen Mol in Dennis Basso

Joanne Froggate in Honor

Julianne Moore in Givenchy Couture

Reese Witherspoon in Giorgio Armani

Sarah Hyland in Vera Wang

Tatiana Maslany in Oscar da la Renta

Friday, January 16, 2015

What To Wear- Academy Awards Edition

Welcome back!! I know it has been a while since I have wrote a new post, and my husband keeps telling me I should get back into it. This week Tiffany from Figuring Out The Plot asked me to start my award show posts again. So here we are in the middle of award season, and the blog is back up and running! I cannot promise how frequent the posts will be, but lets get started anyways...


Yesterday morning the nominees for the Academy Awards were announced. Although there were some upsets (No Jennifer Aniston or LEGO movie), they have some really great performances and movies to pick from. I have went through the Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress and picked out what I would love to see them wear the night of the Oscars. Now there are a lot of award shows before now and then, so we may see some before the big night, but anyways here are my picks for the ladies.


Best Actress Nominees

Marion Cotillard

This French actress is no stranger to the big screen or to award shows. What she is a stranger to is anything that is not Christian Dior. Marion will only wear Dior to big events and the Oscars are going to be no exception. Because of this and her quirky style she often is kept of the best dressed list, and more than not will be on a worst dressed list. I have picked a Christian Dior 2013 Spring Couture dress that should make her stand out.



Felicity Jones
 
 This relative new comer is nominated for one of the movies that I still really want to see- The Theory of Everything about Stephen Hawking's life. With her raven hair and pale skin I think she would look stunning in the red Reem Acra Pre Fall 2015 dress with side cut-outs.


Julianne Moore

Julianne is another that is no stranger to award shows. She picked up the Best Actress in a Drama at the Golden Globes for her performance in Still Alice. Julianne will be a front runner again at the Oscars, and with her not being afraid to take a fashion risk, I have picked this Zuhair Murad Pre Fall 2015 dress. The red, white and black would look awesome with her fire red hair.


Rosmund Pike

Rosmund was nominated for her role in Gone Girl, yet another movie that I would still like to watch. She is also another newcomer with this really being a breakout role for her. For Rosmund I have picked this stunning black and white Zuhair Murad Fall 2014 Couture dress. It is sexy and sparkly and will get her remembered on the Red Carpet.


Reese Witherspoon
 

Reese is America's sweetheart. I don't think that there will be a person watching that wouldn't love to see her win. With Reese's petite build she really has to watch what she wear's so it does not consume her. On Oscar night I would love to see her in the electric blue Reem Acra Pre Fall 2015 dress.


Best Supporting Actress Nominees

Patricia Arquette


Best known for her work on the TV show Medium, Patricia stars in one of this year's Best Picture front runners, Boyhood. I am going to try and watch this movie on the weekend, but have only heard amazing things about it. For Patricia I picked a Jenny Packham Pre Fall 2015 dress that is both age appropriate and still has some sparkle to make her stand out.


Laura Dern

Laura's return to the Oscar red carpet comes from her roll in the movie Wild. With her not always being a staple on award show red carpet's, I wanted to give her something that would make her stand out and keep people talking. That reaction will come via this Zuhair Murad Pre Fall 2015 dress. Just check out that back!

Keira Knightly

Keira is another actress that is painfully loyal to a brand, and her brand is Chanel. I am not a fan of Chanel at all, and it took a lot to find a dress that was Oscar worthy. Keira is nominated for her work in The Imitation Game, and if you have not seen it please go now! I loved this movie and Keira is really great in it as well. For the Oscar's I have picked this Chanel Spring Couture 2014 dress. It is by far not my favorite, but hopefully Chanel makes something custom for her.


Emma Stone

Emma has come onto the acting scene with a force. She is now a red carpet staple and is not afraid to take a risk or two when if comes to the dresses she wear's . I know this will not be a popular pick with many of you, but I think that Emma would look awesome in this Marchesa Pre Fall 2015 dress. Hate it if you want, but this is a home run for me!


Meryle Streep

This lady has to be nominated for more awards than any other female in the history of award shows. The movie this year Into The Woods is another that is on my "must watch" list. For Meryle I have stuck for classic and elegant with this Naeem Khan Pre Fall 2015 dress. It just screams Meryle to me.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Why Show Cattle?

Today is show day in at Farmfair in Edmonton. Farmfair is the largest cattle show in Alberta, and because it is so close to the farm it is a great show for us to take out cattle into and market them.

I always get asked lots of questions on why we do this and what makes it so much fun, so here is my attempt as answering some of the most common questions I get asked:

Q: What does the judge look for?
A: Because these are breeding animals rather then animals for meat the judge looks for different things. The main things that these animals would be judged on would be how sound they are (what their feet and legs look like), how much muscle they have, and how long and deep they are.

Q: What do you do with them?
A: Cattle shows are very similar to a dog show. We groom and primp the animals before they go into their class. Once their class is called they are paraded in front of a judge to be placed. The judge will evaluate each animal compared to their ideal and place the class from first to last.

Q: What can you win?
A: While we do not show animals to win prizes, there can be some great benefits to doing well. For the grand champions (best overall) belt buckles, cash, gift certificates to industry business and banners are very common. A few shows still pay out prize money in the classes. The two biggest shows to win would be Farmfair and Agribition. Both shows have a supreme show and if you win those (which is very difficult) the prizes are large! For having Supreme champion at Farmfair you win a brand new Dodge Truck! At Agribition to have Supreme Champion you win $10,000 plus about $10,000 in prizes. So yes there can be some incentives to win!

Our Simmental show is today, and we will be showing 5 animals including these two girls! Stay tuned to see how they made out.