Life is but a Dream

Beyoncé is definitely one of my girl crushes, hence my excitment when I found out she made a documentary about her life!

It may be considered slightly egocentric – I confess I thought that too – but I understood the point when I watched the trailer.

Curious to see it?



Oh the grammys… Best dressed crown!

And once again I was a bad girl and not a good blogger, shame on me… but I can’t help it, there’s just too much going on. Let’s see: dissertation, working for the students’ newspaper, working in a new magazine, a very ‘out-of-my-confort- zone’ module (Chinese Politics!), the Portuguese society, etc etc… Oh dear!

But anyway, I do have time to watch TV and read the news. And the Grammys happened!

The Grammys

Any thoughts on the best dressed?

I loved Beyoncé’s pantsuit, very classy and trendy – see the monochrome?

She was wearing OSMAN by Osman Yousefzada.

All Hail the Queen…


As for Taylor Swift, I’m not too sure, it all seems a bit white on white. But she does look very pretty.


J-Lo forgot her class at home apparently, too much skin…

jlo grammys

… but it’s definitely an improvement since 2000. What was Donatella thinking?


However, ladies and gentleman, the winner is…



I’m honestly not a big fan of the lady, but this vintage Alaia black dress… I love it! Maybe it was the performance working its magic too but still… do you agree?


I also liked her dress for the actual event, it appears she’s becoming a lady. Who knew that could ever happen? Let’s just hope Chris Brown doesn’t ruin things.


Mariana x

A little gossip for you

Besides fashion, why not gossip a little bit around here?

Lilly Allen fainted while shopping at Harrods – whaaat? She’s pregnant, alright, but maybe she should just stick to online shopping…

Lily Allen desmaia no Harrods Foto: Twitter

On to a healthier subject

The star of the Hunger Games, and the much anticipated (by me, at least) Silver Linings Playbook, Jennifer Lawrence, was spotted having a family holiday in Hawaii for thanksgiving – lucky woman!

Beautiful in blue: Jennifer Lawrence showed off her amazing shape in a bright blue bikini while on holiday in Hawaii

In this photo we can see her gorgeous figure, even though she referred to herself as being overweight in Hollywood standards.  

I think – and I’m sure I’m not alone in this one – she’s absolutely gorgeous. I love her personality, at least the way she presents herself in the press – which I hope is true. She’s simple, down to earth and ok with not being overly skinny. I really hope the industry doesn’t turn her in to someone else like it does with so many other artists. However, in this day and age, there are more role models who don’t succumb to the Hollywood stereotypes: Beyoncé, Kat Dennings (2 Broke Girls), Zooey Deschanel, amongst many others.

Kat Dennings

Beyoncé – no make up