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Golden Globes red carpet winners and losers

January 16th, 2012

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In the battle for red carpet supremecy, I think Angelina Jolie owned the Golden Globes with this striking Versace Atelier gown. The line and cut are impeccable, and the red adds a striking, origami-like, if somewhat dangerous and scary, contrast. Very Angelina!

If the Golden Globes red carpet were judged like “Project Runway,” it was easy to see who the evening’s winners and losers were.

There were a whole lot of middle-of-the-road gowns that were clearly safe, but could be dismissed in a minute, there was a handful of striking gowns at the very top, and a ghastly spate of “what-were-they-thinking?” moments.

Here’s my 2 cents:

The only one who came close to matching Angelina in glamour, drama and daring was Charlize Theron, in Dior.

Natalie Portman came close with a Marilyn Monroe-esque gown, but there’s some weird scrunching all over, and if you saw her on stage, I didn’t like the way the little lopsided bustle made it look like she had a hump on one side of her body, the opposite of last year’s frontal baby bump.

Jessica Biel may have been one of the worst, but also bad were the old-lady frocks of Lea Michele and Kelly Osbourne, below: (more…)

There’s reason for Rimes’ swimwear picks

January 5th, 2012

LeAnn Rimes on in an ACACIA Swimwear bikini.

LeAnn Rimes is on Maui with her husband Eddie Cibrian, and photographs of her in an orange bikini surfaced today on and

The bikini went uncredited, but is the creation of Maui-based ACACIA Swimwear, created for surfers (and sunbathers, of course) by surfers Naomi Newirth and Lyndie Irons, the latter the widow of the late Andy Irons.

Rimes apparently likes their work, because she also tweeted a photo of herself wearing another ACACIA suit today, with a great reminder for all: “Every once in a while you’ve gotta be a kid!”

Her timing (in Kapalua for a private concert for the golf set) couldn’t have been more perfect. ACACIA just launched its Spring 2012 collection, “Belle Nomad,” inspired by tribal cultures and the “beautiful traveler.”

The bikinis—each named after a favorite destination or a spot on their bucket list—feature a mix of cultural inspirations including ikat and Native American prints, Italian fabrics, Brazilian and Euro fits, and a relaxed Hawaiian vibe.

The collection can be viewed at

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Many of ACACIA Swimwear’s suits, like this Marrakesh Maui Mud one-piece, utilize crocheted bands on the sides for all-day comfort designer Naomi Newirth told me last year. She said she grew up in swimsuits so knows exactly what she wants when she’s designing.

Two views of the Kenya Seminyak Clear Water suit.