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Top Baby Names for 2012!

12 Apr

Nameberry has just released their list of the top 16 trending names for the year. The top names of the year have many connections to pop culture and celebrities – especially The Hunger Games!

Top Names of 2012:

Rue (From Namberry: Credit The Hunger Games, which has turned the spotlight on a range of exotic botanical names for girls, from the heroine’s name Katniss to gentle Primrose to Posy andClove.  But the hottest choice for babies, according to the Nameberry statistics, is sleek, simple, if somewhat mournfulRue, the name of the agile young girl who meets a tragic end in the series.  In real life, however, we see Rue as having a bright future.)

Emmett, Everett, and Beckett (Twilight’s Emmett Cullen)

Ivy (Beyonce and Jay Z)

Weston, Wesley, and West (All variety of West names are hot this year, but Weston, the choice of The Office’s JennaFischer for her son, is the hottest of them all.)

Adele (Pop star Adele)

Grayson and Gray (Hot new television series Revenge, which focuses on the Grayson family, may be having an influence.)


Cyrus (An ancient royal name, it’s got a fashionable S ending, is the surname of pop star Miley, and sports the cute nickname Cy.)

Estelle (Sweden’s royal couple named their baby daughterEstelle earlier this year, which is one reason for its increased attention.)

Cato (Cato might be a villain in The Hunger Games, but the popular series turned attention on a name that fits into a couple of other hot trends.  It’s an ancient Roman name that, like brothers Atticus and Cassius, is being resurrected by modern parents.  It’s got the stylish O ending.  And it kind of sounds like Kate, a name in the spotlight thanks to the new future Queen of England.)

Blythe ( Most closely identified withGwyneth Paltrow’s mom actress Blythe Danner, the one-syllable name has never been in the Top 1000 but could be a top middle name choice of tomorrow.)



Grammy Fashion: From the Pretty, to the Boring…and the Scary!

13 Feb

Let’s start with who I liked:

Fergie looked fresh, edgy, and appropriate. The Grammy’s celebrate artistry – it’s one of the only award shows you can get away with wearing more daring outfits! Gown by Jean Paul Gaultier (bra and panties by ?).

Carrie Underwood hits it out of the park 9 times out of 10, and last night was no exception. She was a vision in white – but I did miss seeing her amazing legs! Gown by Gomez-Garcia.

The big star of the night (besides Whitney Houston) was Adele, taking home SIX Grammys – including album, record, and song of the year! She looked slimmer and rather chic in a black sparkly gown by Armani.

Rihanna could make a paper sack look hot – and she showed off a lot of skin last night in a gorgeous Armani backless and nearly frontless gown. Although I am not a fan of her hair.


Then there’s Amber Rose, who usually has no taste – BUT I like the color of her dress.  The dress is not exciting, but the color is just perfect on her skin.

Speaking of color, Katy Perry surprised us all by being BORING! Known for her outrageous outfits and showing off a lot of skin, Katy toned it down…well toned it blue in a gown by Ellie Saab.

I’m just going to move to the scary. Lots in the scary category and all for very different reasons.

Let’s start with the Lady Gaga wannabe: Sasha Gradiva. Gun sleeves are not edgy, interesting, or sexy.

Robyn is British, but that’s not an excuse to look terrible. White is a nice color…but the dress is ill-fitting and the shoes are just too nasty to discuss.

Continuing with the bad…and I have to call it – another Lady Gaga rip off: Nicki Minaj. And I usually love her cooky fashion and sherbet colored hair but this was just a lame attempt.

I don’t know who Bonnie Mckee is and I am glad I don’t. At least her ugly dress got her some attention.

Speaking of attention…nothing like showing your muff to get attention. Victoria’s Secret Model and girlfriend of Maroon 5’s Adam Levine, Anne V, nearly had a few wardrobe malfunctions…