I know that we’re all ready to start Season 24, but can we all just take a couple moments and send some thoughts or prayers toward Terra? She was recently on Access Hollywood Live (video below), and revealed just how much she was hurting throughout last season. I was actually crying, and it’s the first time that I can remember Kit going over and hugging the person she was interviewing. And a BIG THANK YOU to Sasha, who is always his wonderful self, for being there for her throughout the whole season, and the times since their season ended that he’s been there for her.
Now, THIS ONE we may have an answer to.
Over the weekend, Julianne posted a photo on her instagram, which immediately had people guessing that she will be doing a live action Barbie movie, or a Legally Blond reboot. Today, she added 2 more photos.
Also today, it’s announced here that Giorgio Beverly Hills will be launching a new fragrance promotion, with Julianne Hough as the new face of Giorgio!
Welcome to the magnetic, extravagant world of Beverly Hills, the world’s premiere spot for towering palm trees, warm West Coast winds and endless California luxury. In 1981, Giorgio Beverly Hills® burst onto the scene with its bold, timeless fragrance of the same name to celebrate the luxurious, one-of-a-kind Beverly Hills experience. Described by some as the ‘scent of the century,’ it was worn by the famous and fashionable. Now, in celebration of its 35th anniversary, the iconic brand unveils the new Giorgio Beverly Hills® Glam and announces Emmy-Award winner Julianne Hough, a true triple-threat in the worlds of film, television, and music, as the face of the Giorgio Beverly Hills® Fragrances.
See the link above for more on the perfumes!
As always, BIG thank you goes to Miss Vogue who helps me out with all of the photos.
ETA: If you go to Julianne’s instagram, you can see the full Ad. It’s awesome.
PureDWTS Season 23 Fashion: How great did Erin Andrews, Julianne Hough and Carrie Ann Inaba look on Week 1?
WOW! What a week! Definitely eventful. Memorable. And very scary! Miss Vogue has written about what Carrie Ann says about it here on our site, and a great follow up, where ABC talks to the protesters when they were released from jail here on our site. We’ll focus on the fashions here today.
Carrie Ann’s blog is no longer at Parade magazine, she’s moved to SheKnows. Besides the protest incident, she talks about her dress on Monday, as well as her Creative Arts Emmy dress, and gives us a preview of the dress she’ll wear to the Emmy’s on Sunday. Her stylist is Jen Rade, and I think she did a great job in finding these dresses! I loved the pink in her dress on the show, the cut of the dress suited her, and the dress made the turquois in the jewelry pop!
Erin’s got her blog still on People, and I’ve not been able to find something from Julianne this season. If she’s got one and I missed, please mention where in comments, so we can add it in here. Erin’s changed stylists this season, she and Julianne both have Anita Patrickson’s team styling them, so she’s pretty busy on Show days! I loved Erin’s sparkle, and the dress! Wow! and how about Julianne’s hair with the laurel crown and roses in her hair? And that dress!
I wish we at home could see the judges as they’re coming in, because both Julianne and Carrie Ann had gorgeous dresses, but we can only see the top, since they’re sitting down behind a desk!
I can’t pick a favorite this week, all three of these women I think started the season with a BANG!
Let’s hear your thoughts about this week’s fashion. Which was your favorite?
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This week, Carrie Ann uses her blog over on Access Hollywood to talk about the whole process to create her teams dance in the Team Up Challenge. She mentions that it was a daunting task to coordinate so many different production elements, and she’s right. The fact that every single department backstage worked as well as they did for Carrie Ann’s dance– As well as every dance done every single week, says much for the wonderful people behind the scenes. Honestly? This show needs a lot more behind the scenes emmys.
Here’s what she has to say:
My team was to represent the dawn of man and woman, born of the elements — earth, air, water (I would have loved to have fire but I knew just getting the rain approved was more than enough to bring the concept to life). I discussed the ideas and themes and concepts in broad strokes to get their reaction. It’s important that the concept feels good for the performers because I know that it’s an arduous journey, and if they don’t love the concept, they won’t give it their all when the time comes. As the creative director, it is my job to create a dynamic space for them to shine their brightest, to give more than they’ve ever given before, and to be in their own divine and unique power. I was happy to know they liked the idea.
Erin’s blog is up over at People. She says that the pleated, flowy skirt on the dress reminded her of Baby’s dress at the end of the movie, where she’s waiting for Johnny. I’m not completely sure about the comparison, but I did love how the dress flowed. I loved the simplicity of her whole look.
And her hair…. GORGEOUS!
Erin’s style team hit this week out of the park, I think! What do you think?
Vogue: I agree, Lori! I tend to like lighter colors on her the most (especially white), but, this dress is stunning!
To be clear, by “ever changing” I (Lori) mean that Erin Andrews seems to be allowing her style team to develop a completely new look every week. More often than not, her look had a strong “Julianne” vibe to me, except this week. I love the red dress, it’s a great color for her!
Her blog is up at People, she and her team talks about the whole process to get her camera ready. I wish they’d talked more about the puppies they were playing with backstage, but I do understand. This is about Erin and her fashion.
So, what did you think of Erin’s look this week?
I still haven’t been able to see the whole semi-finals episode, I had a child related commitment, and missed most of the first hour. It’s okay, I thought, I have the DVR set to record every episode, I’ll just watch the next day! Except…. Kids had been hitting that record button to record things they will never get around to going back and watching, and there wasn’t enough space, so NONE of it recorded! They “got” to sit down after school and delete everything they’ve recorded on the DVR that they aren’t going to go back and watch, because there was NO WAY I was willing to not have next week recorded. My satellite provider isn’t one of the chosen ones that will allow me to watch the show on the abc website the next day, so I don’t really want to comment much on the show itself, until after the finals when they finally release it so EVERYONE can watch. *sigh* Unless someone has a solution so that I can watch what I missed?
So, on to FASHION!
Erin’s blog is up over at People. I do like the white dress, and it did look good on her, but considering how much she moves around from one end of the ballroom to another, and up and down stairs, it MAY not have been the best choice, in my opinion.
Julianne’s blog is up over at InStyle. She looked really great this week, but anytime she wears her hair so straight and sleek, I always miss the texture that she normally has. And personally, I prefer less make up, but she did look stunning, even if it may not be one of my top choices.
Who was your best dressed this week? Read more..
I debated with myself about whether or not we should just skip this post this week, after everything that has happened. Obviously, I figured out that everyone here may need some happy mindless fluff right now. And I know that our sweet Vogue is hurting right now, and she loves the fashion posts. Vogue, I’m sorry to hear about your dad. If you need us, we’re here for you.
I’m sorry that Alexa and Mark were eliminated, she’s a very sweet woman, and she’s become a great dancer, and Mark has been instrumental in helping her grow in her self confidence and self worth. I don’t know how I feel about her being allowed to come back in though, because I can imagine just what will happen in social media. *Note to self, STOP LOOKING AT SOCIAL MEDIA FOR A WHILE!
I’m sorry that Tamar is so ill, and I hope she is able to heal completely. I know how much she wanted to stay, but her health needs to be first, and I’m glad that she is doing what she needs to be healthy. I’m glad that she and Val have finally managed to bond and gel.
I’m sorry (for me) that this season has churned out as much drama as it has so far. I’ve watched the show long enough that I will stick by it until they kill it completely.
Short and sweet!
I urge you to go and read Carrie Ann’s weekly post over at Parade, I’m not bringing anything else here, because my happy, mindless fluffy post ended up not being so happy and mindless. She talks a LOT about all of it. What did you think of her dress this week? I’m on the fence.
Julianne’s back with her fashion blog over on Instyle. I must admit, I was very surprised that her dress color was a shade of green while watching the show, probably just the lighting. Seeing photos of it, I liked it much better. And it does seem to suit her.
And lastly, People has Erin’s fashion blog. She definitely looked great this week!
Which is your favorite? I think….. Erin’s hair and Julianne’s dress.
I’m tired of themes. When can we have a week of no themes? And we’re having 11 weeks this season, am I correct? So we’re back to a 4 person finale? Still hoping for a #RetroDWTS season. Or maybe not, they’ll figure out a way to mess with it and ruin it.
I liked Erin’s look this week, it was a little different for her, and she looked great in it. With her schedule over the weekend up to showtime, I can understand why her style team went the way they did. Her dress reminded me of that dress that was all over the internet a while ago, when some people saw it as white and gold, and others saw it as blue and black. Erin’s dress was definitely blue and black, but at times, it seemed to look completely black, and once I asked myself when she changed, before realizing that it was the lighting! Her fashion blog can be found over on People.
I also really liked Julianne’s look this week! They’ve been picking such great colors for her, I wish it would be something that she would take away from the ballroom. I’d LOVE to see Julianne in these vivid colors on red carpets or events outside of DWTS. Instead, it seems she has such great styles and colors on the show, but chooses blacks, whites and other neutrals and more daring styles… with an occasional color snuck in by her stylist. But THIS color was perfect! I’m just not sure about the shoes, but they did look comfortable! I’ll ask Vogue, would Erins’s shoes, in silver, have been a better match with Julianne’s dress? Julianne’s blog can be found over on InStyle.
And Carrie Ann’s blog is over at Parade, and she seems to have LIKED the Dance Off, and thought it successful and exciting. My thoughts on the Dance Off can be summed up as, “WHAAAAAAAA???????????” You will need to go the link and read the whole thing, I thought it was a good one. Now that we’re down to 6 couples, she spends time talking about each of them. And she says this, which I LOVED: Read more..
Changing the number of weeks in a season really throws me off. I’m finding that I have to work to remember what week number we’re at, and thinking that usually at this week, we see x y and z, but the extra week is throwing me off. I would love to get back to staying with only 10 weeks, and enough celebrities for 10 great weeks and no double eliminations. And no stupid theme weeks, and crazy challenges. And go back to what made this show the amazing show that it is…. Make the next season RETRO-DWTS! No jazz, no contemporary, no charleston or bollywood or any of the other styles they’ve added. No lifts, no lifts, no lifts. No props, no huge productions allowed every single dance for every single episode. VERY limited use of the troupe, opening and bumpers. Pro dances choreographed by THE PROS! No themes. Lots of cha cha, jive, waltz and Viennese Waltz, tango and argentine tango, paso doble, foxtrot, quickstep, mambo, samba and whatever I’ve forgotten that we don’t see enough anymore. Oh, and bring back the No Score, Let’s Just Have a Blast Group Dance! Forget the need to have the professional dancers prove themselves by giving impossible challenges, let them prove themselves by letting them teach and dance they styles they know so well!
Now, shall we talk about Hayes elimination? No, much has been said already. I will say, though, that he has grown and matured quite a bit while on the show, and Emma’s definitely taught him a LOT, and not just dancing, but Life. I know Tamar got a bad edit in her package, but what she said doesn’t bother me as much as what Val said, “I feel like she’s finally starting to trust me, and it’s week 7.” Ouch. It does show. She can’t develop a good connection with Val, becaue she just doesn’t trust him? herself? It’s more than what Louis said on AfterBuzz when he blasted Julianne for saying she doesn’t see a connection between them in hold, because you’re not supposed to be looking at each other…. Look at Hayes and Emma and the connection they’ve got, and compare it to the connection between Tamar and Val. To me, Tamar and Val just feels… Lifeless? Emotionless? Like she’s just putting in time, and going through the motions and not investing anything of HER other than what’s expected. Hayes trusts Emma, and he likes Emma, and it helped their dancing. It’s hard for me to completely put into words, but if Tamar and Val had the same level of trust and the same level of emotional connection (not passion), I would be very happy if she won this season.
Moving on, Carrie Ann’s Parade blog is up and everyone should probably head over and read it. And to Carrie Ann? If you’re reading, HI! Don’t be a stranger, we don’t bite (too hard), please pop on and say hi! And I urge you to watch for Princess Heidi’s weekly Numbers post, she puts everything down in black and white and explains all of the numbers, and we can see why Hayes elimination wasn’t a huge surprise. It’s easy to understand, too.
Julianne’s blog is up over on Instyle.com, and you can head over and read it by clicking the link. We get to read about Julianne’s GORGEOUS! updo!!! Did anyone else think that it was the perfect style for her wedding????
I couldn’t find any photos of Leah, but, she did much better than last week, and I loved seeing her frightened…. Love seeing the scares. I wouldn’t like it if it happened TO me, but Sasha’s such a sweet guy, how can anyone be mad at him long?