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About dariap

I’m Daria, a 27 year old freelance writer/social media enthusiast, living in Cluj Napoca, Romania. I get overly excited about all things cute: cats, fit-and-flare dresses, bikes, novelty prints, foxes, breakfast food, travels, Vespas, magazines and the list could go on. The main topics of this blog are fashion, personal style and crafts, with every available combination of the three.

Kim Kardashian & Kanye West got married!

The lavish wedding took place in Italy.

Kanye West & Kim Kardashian at their rehearsal dinner.

Kanye West & Kim Kardashian at their rehearsal dinner. Image via Instagram

It wasn’t just a one wedding day, but a whole week of preparations, celebrations and more. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West finally tied the knot on May 24th, in a highly anticipated ceremony that was called “private” but was actually very much in the public eye. After a Paris bacholerette party that was documented on Instagram, and a brunch at the Valentino chateau where everyone wore Valentino, the bride and groom were married in Florence, Italy, surrounded by even more stars than anticipated. Kanye surprised Kim with a Lana del Rey performance at the pre-wedding dinner, and the whole famous Kardashian clan was in attendance. Also spotted were Valentino Garavani, Oliver Rousteing, Joel Silver, Alexander Wang, André Leon Tally, Steve McQueen, David Blaine,NeNe Leakes,Serena Williams and Big Sean. They also expected Beyonce & Jay-Z, but the couple was only able to send their virtual congrats rather than attend.

Kim Kardashian & Kanye West go for ice-cream in Paris, wearing denim & sunglasses

Kim Kardashian & Kanye West go for ice-cream in Paris, wearing denim & sunglasses. Image via Splash News

Kim Kardashian, Giuseppe Zanotti and Kanye West in the photo booth

Kim Kardashian, Giuseppe Zanotti and Kanye West in the photo booth. Image via Instagram

 

The couple wore Givenchy at the wedding, and Kim wore a Maison Martin Margiela gown for the rehearsal dinner. It looks like the two are very much into French designers these days, although people on Twitter complain this is the end of high fashion as we know it. The location – Forte di Belvedere – was built for the Medici family, and in this case it served as a wall against the paparazzi. But no worries – there’s nothing that the paparazzi could’ve caught on camera that the Kardashians didn’t share already.

Will Smith & Jada Pinkett are under investigation for Willow Smith controversial picture

The picture surfaced earlier this month and it shows Willow Smith on the same bed with Moises Arias.

Moises Arias pose in a controversial picture.

Willow Smith & Moises Arias pose in a controversial picture. Image via gawker.com

Fully clothed 13 year old star Willow Smith and shirtless 20 year old Moises Arias of Hannah Montana fame are posing together on a bed for Instagram, and people don’t want to believe it’s innocent. According to Willow’s famous parents, Will Smith & Jada Prinkett, Moises is a friend of the family who grew up with their kids, and the whole situation is not worrisome. “There was nothing sexual about that picture or that situation. You guys are projecting your trash onto it. You’re acting like covert pedophiles and that’s not cool,” Jada Prinkett stated earlier this month. But the simple words of the woman were apparently not enough proof, and the Los Angeles Department of Children & Family Services started an investigation.

Willow Smith poses with round sunglasses & a soft drink.

Willow Smith poses with round sunglasses & a soft drink. Image via her Instagram

The investigation started last week, and it includes chats with Willow, her family, as well as Moises. “This won’t just be one or two visits with the family, and it will likely be an open investigation for at least a month, out of an abundance of caution,” a source told the press. Willow’s parents defended the picture, saying that no one would second guess it if it were taken at the pool. It’s just the lying in bed that made it look like something it wasn’t.

 

By |May 22nd, 2014|Willow Smith sunglasses|Comments Off|

Maya Rudolph gets her own NBC show

The show premiered on Monday night and it was an hour long.

Maya Rudolph in flip-up sunglasses.

Maya Rudolph in flip-up sunglasses. Image via NBC

We’ve seen Maya Rudolph playing Whitney Houston, LaToya Jackson and Donatella Versace in her 7 year career at Saturday Night Live. Then we’ve seen her acting on flicks like Bridesmaids and Grown Ups, as well as the now-defunct TV show Up All Night. But we hadn’t yet seen her doing her own show, and now we can: the 41 year old actress got her own hour-long variety show on NBC. Premiering right after The Voice, the show had very good ratings, despite the critics clear lack of excitement about it.

The show is a nod to 1970s variety shows such as “The Carol Burnett Show”, “The Gong Show” or “Donny & Marie”, and it includes dancing, singing and sketches. “They always show those Carol Burnett specials, and I always really responded to the familial aspect of it and how much fun they were having, which is what I miss more than anything about SNL — my friends and laughing,” Rudolph told Entertainment Weekly.

A snapshot of The Maya Rudolph Show's premiere.

A snapshot of The Maya Rudolph Show’s premiere. Image via NBC

She told the same magazine how she got to doing a variety show in 2014: ““The variety show that we grew up with, they come from a time where comedy didn’t have a lot of a spark in it, and the audiences wanted to be entertained as opposed to just be as smart as the show, and people didn’t seem interested until recently.”  However, the critics said the premiere was not memorable, despite being funny, and they expressed their concern about whether there’s a public for variety.

Did you catch Monday night’s show? What did you think?

By |May 21st, 2014|Celebrities|Comments Off|

Billboard Music Awards 2014 highlights

Sunday evening was the big day for Billboard Music Awards, the 2014 edition. These are the highlights:

Jennifer Lopez at the Billboard Music Awards 2014.

Jennifer Lopez at the Billboard Music Awards 2014. Image via Billboard

Jennifer Lopez showed a lot of leg at the ceremony last night, wearing a high slit Donna Karan gown that matched the red carpet up to camouflage. The dress is part of the Fall 2014 collection and it was right up J.Lo’s alley, with a deep V cleavage and sheer skirt that showed her undies. J.Lo was accompanied by Casper Smart, who wore a plaid suit. Jennifer performed “First Love” and “We Are One (Ola Ola)” later on stage, and received the Icon Award.

Iggy Azalea at the Billboard Music Awards 2014.

Iggy Azalea at the Billboard Music Awards 2014. Image via Billboard

Carrie Underwood at the Billboard Music Awards 2014.

Carrie Underwood at the Billboard Music Awards 2014. Image via Billboard

Iggy Azalea showed that she can be a lady, wearing a stunning Zahair Murad gown from the Pre-Fall 2014 line. The rapper went for burgundy and lace, with long sleeves and a high neck, but plenty of skin shown through. She was accompanied by boyfriend Nick Young, and she performed “Fancy” on stage, as well as presenting an award with Ricky Martin.

Carrie Underwood picked a bold Oriett Domenech gown for the red carpet, which featured not only neon yellow, but also silver embroidery. The singer debuted her new duet last evening, featuring Miranda Lambert. The two ladies sang “Somethin’ Bad” wearing similar looks with leather jackets and teased hair, and they said the tune is a meshing of their styles. Carrie went home with the Milestone Award, stating: “I truly have the best fans in the world.”

But not all of the performers of the evening were… alive. Michael Jackson‘s hologram was also present, performing “Slave to the Rhythm”, which is part of a posthumous album released by Sony Music. The performance got mixed reviews, being life-like but creepy at the same time.

Kesha at the Billboard Music Awards 2014.

Kesha at the Billboard Music Awards 2014. Image via Billboard

Lorde performs at the Billboard Music Awards 2014.

Lorde performs at the Billboard Music Awards 2014. Image via Just Jared

Kesha looked more glam than ever in a strapless black gown with a mermaid bottom and big back bow. The singer wore her pink hair in a loose hairdo, which made her look like a rebel princess.

Lorde took the stage in an all black ensemble, to perform her new hit, “Tennis Court.” The 18 year old singer was introduced by Nicki Minaj, and won the award for Top New Artist and Top Rock Song for “Royals”. Another talked-about performance was Robin Thick‘s, who went on stage in the hope of getting his wife back. The artist and Paula Patton recently broke-up, but he’s not yet given up: “All right, you got to help me try to get her back now,” he announced, before performing “Get Her Back”.

The big winner of the evening was Justin Timberlake, who went home with awards for Artist of the Year, Top Male Artist, Billboard Music Award for Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Radio Songs Artist and Top R&B Artist. Imagine Dragons also got quite a number of awards, including Top Duo/Group, Top Hot 100 Artist and Top Rock Artist. Katy Perry won Top Female Artist and Top Digital Songs Artist.

By |May 19th, 2014|Events|Comments Off|

Best dressed celebrities at Cannes 2014

The film festival from Cannes is in full bloom, and these are some of the best outfits celebrities wore:

Lea Seydoux at Cannes 2014.

Lea Seydoux at Cannes 2014. Image via Vanity Fair

On the fourth day of the festival, Lea Seydoux made an appearance in a gorgeous blue Prada pant suit, which she paired with black peep toes and a white shirt. Later that day, she changed into a an emerald green gown by the same designer. The redhead looked dashing throughout the French fest, and the paparazzi loved her.

Blake Lively at Cannes 2014.

Blake Lively at Cannes 2014. Image via Vanity Fair

Blake Lively was an impressive appearance on the fourth day of the festival, wearing a stunning black and white Gucci gown. The strapless, slightly asymmetrical dress Blake look like an old Hollywood star, with her classic hairdo and jewelry.

Cate Blanchett at Cannes 2014.

Cate Blanchett at Cannes 2014. Image via Vanity Fair

It wouldn’t be an awards ceremony without Cate Blanchett! The actress looked impressive once again, making an appearance on day 2 of the festival in a gray Valentino gown which featured lace, short sleeves and a delicate collar.

Nicole Kidman at Cannes 2014.

Nicole Kidman at Cannes 2014. Image via Vanity Fair

Nicole Kidman wore a beautiful blue gown that complimented her hair. Designed by Armani Prive, the dress was strapless and filled with gemstones, with a princess skirt.

Rooney Mara at Cannes 2014.

Rooney Mara at Cannes 2014. Image via Vanity Fair

Rooney Mara was also present at Cannes, looking dashing in her Calvin Klein Collection ensemble on the second day of the festival. She paired the crop top and midi skirt with white sandals and a red lip.

By |May 18th, 2014|Events|Comments Off|