Tuesday, 31 January 2012

SAG Awards : Red Carpet trend

The screen actors guild Awards held at the shrine auditorium on Sunday; January 29; brought out the A-list. Sticking to the mantra- "black is best", black was one of the most prominent trends, although there were bright bursts of red, blue, green and berry shades that complimented the carpet. Shades of white were also in array. Jewel tones are definitely a trend for this season as seen on the Golden Globes red carpet also (posted earlier).


   Jane krakowski in a black Antonio Berardi dress with a flash of metal and peach on the bodice. This is a very beautiful black dress. definitely the best dressed for me.

Ashlee Simpson in an ethereal Jenny Packham gown, swarovski clutch and Loree Rodkin jewelry. her glowing make up perfectly finished her look.

Rum Diary star, Amber Heard donned a cut out gown by Zac Posen pre fall 2012 collection teamed with oversized quiff hairstyle and ticked out bronze eyeshadow. she looks smoking hot.

Angie showed off some skin in this backless Jenny Peckham dress, accessorizing with vintage house of lavande jewels and gucci shoes. Boring as usual (not hating)

Stacy keibler looking smoking hot in a lace, off-shoulder Marchesa dress accessorizing with her gorgeous beau, George Clooney in midnight blue Giorgio Armani and palladium jewelry by Jacob and co.

     Glee star, Amber Riley looks lovely in lace by Badgley Mischka.

     Tina Fey, very sophisticated in vintage Versace

 Jayma Mays sparkled in black floor-sweeping sequined gown with cap sleeves and lace back from Reem Acra 2012 fall collection. She sported Judith Leiber clutch and Brian Atwood shoes.

 The help's Emma Stone in Alexander Mcqueen. She looks stunning in this knee-length retro McQueen dress, clutch and heels and kept it classic with Paloma Picasso for Tiffany & Co. diamond earrings and four Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co. rings.


 Big bang theory star, Kaley Cuoco in a strapless mint green ball gown with sweet heart neckline from Romana Keveza spring 2012 collection.

          Kristen Wig in Balenciaga

Zoe Saldana was clad in a white dress with a sheer overlay and embellished detailing from Givenchy spring 2012 Haute Couture collection . She accessorized with a Givenchy clutch and donned Guiseppe Zanotti shoes.

 Best Actress Viola doesn’t need any Help in the style stakes, slipping on a sexy plunging Marchesa gown paired with Jimmy Choo sandals and Cathy Waterman jewels

 Kelly Osbourne looks slim and fit in a floor-sweeping gown with embroidered shoulders from Badgley Mischka pre-fall 2012 collection. She kept her hair up in a high ponytail and wore bright lip color.

   Octavia spencer looks perfect in this embellished Tadashi Shoji dress.

Lea Michelle still  trying to prove she is sexy in this Versace dress with a thigh high slit. she complimented the dress with a Casadei clutch and Lorraine Schwartz jewels. Put that leg away girl, we get it.

Sexy Naya Rivera wearing a sleeveless embellished gown with plunging v-neck from Naeem Khan spring 2012 collection. Naya is donning Neil Lane jewelry with her sparkling gown.

  Gretchen Mol in L'wren Scott and Christian Louboutin shoes.

    Angela Kinsey is a vision in white in this Romana Keveza dress.

 Cutie Sarah Hyland dazzled in a long dress with plunging neckline and flutter sleeves from Temperley London.

 Australian hottie, Rose Byrne stole the limelight wearing white embellished jumpsuit from Elie Saab fall 2009 Couture collection. This is a very refreshing choice which she teamed with a pair of Jimmy Choo shoes.

The Fashionista and ever-adventurous Tilda Swinton takes a relatively reserved approach in a gorgeous Lanvin off-white gown, walking the carpet for her nominated performance in We need to talk about Kevin. I think she looks Fabu ( and i love her, loool).


 Natalie Portman looking elegant in this stunning strapless silk chiffon gown with folded and pleated detailing from Giambattista Valli Haute Couture collection.  She accessorized her gown with jewelry by Harry Winston.

Sofia Vergera looked sensational wearing raspberry pink satin strapless gown with pleated detailing on bodice by Marchesa. She rocked eye-catching Lorraine Schwartz jewel pieces.

Dianna Agron arrived at 2012 SAG Awards wearing fuchsia sleeveless gown with deep neckline and ruffle detailing by Carolina Herrera. She rocked Jimmy Choo sandals and Fred Leighton jewels.

Modern Family star Julie Bowen in this ‘70s-inpired Temperley gown.Julie added Martin Katz jewels and a Judith Leiber clutch.


 Guiliana  Rancic donned an embellished red hot Basil Soda gown. She looks gorg.

Michelle Williams donning red dress with lace detailing and asymmetric hemline by Valentino, Roger Vivier sandals, a Lanvin clutch, Fred Leighton bracelet and a Fred Leighton for Forevermark ring. Fancy.

In a red sleeveless full-length Nha Khanh dress, Ahna O'Reilly posed with a Kotur clutch.

Kyra Sedgwick showed off a toned back (and a tattoo inspired by she and husband Kevin Bacon's initials) in a bright red Pucci dress.


Emily Blunt in apple green Oscar de la Renta, accessorizing with Lorraine Schwartz jewels, a nude Swarovski clutch and Jimmy Choo sandals. Jealous.

Jessica Chastain in bustier Calvin Klein Collection, Jimmy Choo heels and over 145 carats of Harry Winston diamond-and-sapphire jewels. Wow!!!!!! that's a lot of bling 

Jane Lynch in a David Meister Signature jacquard ball gown and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry.

Diane Lane, who was nominated for outstanding performance by a female actor in a television movie or miniseries, wore a blue one-shoulder David Meister gown.

Who do you think was the best dressed female? please leave your comments.

Sunday, 29 January 2012


Chicken Breasts
2 tablespoons Cayenne pepper
2 tablespoons black pepper
1 tablespoon Paprika
1 tablespoon Oregano (love this spice)
1 cup of orange juice
Honey Mustard
Jack Daniel's Barbeque sauce
For Onion rings
2 large onions
1/2 cup flour
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 egg, well beaten
1/2 cup milk
cooking oil for deep frying
Rinse the chicken breasts under cold running water and then blot dry with paper towels. Get an air tight Ziploc bag and pour in the Cayenne pepper, black pepper, Paprika, Oregano and Orange juice. stir this mixture. Add the chicken breast into the bag and let it marinate in the fridge for about 24 hours.

Place the Skillet on direct heat and leave it on for about 2 minutes. Make sure you clean the grates before they get too hot. It wouldn’t be a bad idea to oil your grates either, you can do this with a brush, tongs and some cooking oil.
Place the breast on the hottest part of the grill and don’t touch them for 2 minutes.  As shown in the photo below, you can actually tell that the chicken breast is cooking through, they will get more and more opaque as they cook. Make sure to keep coating the breasts with oil, this can be done with a brush, to keep it from burning.

Using tongs, lift each breast, rotate 45 degrees and then place them back on the grill. Presentation is half the battle and this will create some impressive grill marks!

After 2 to 4 minutes, lift the chicken breasts with tongs and flip them over. Continue grilling for another 2 to 4 minutes and you should be done! Remove the chicken breasts from the grill and place on a plate. This was served with onion rings and honey mustard dip
 To make the onion rings, Wash and peel 2 large onions, cut into 1/4-inch thick rounds. Separate rounds into rings. In a bowl, combine flour and baking powder. In another bowl, whisk together egg and milk. Add milk mixture to dry ingredients, blending well. Dip onion rings into batter, then drip into oil at about 365°.

Fry until golden brown, turning to brown both sides. Remove to paper towels to drain thoroughly. Sprinkle with a little salt before serving.

Enjoy and keep visiting............


Food is the very essence of life. This page is committed to exploring new and different ways to approach food. Whether you enjoy cooking meals at home, trying international cuisine, or need easy tips to quickly get meals on the table, food by Meynerd has compelling and relevant contents for you.
Meynerd ( A.K.A Tunji) is a food enthusiast who loves experimenting with spices, herbs and the culinary arts. I have had the opportunity to taste some of his creations and i must say, they are delicious. I sat down with him as he spoke passionately about his food to find out what makes him tick.
how did Meynerd come to exist?
When i was 12, i was watching a programe "Ready Steady Cook" with the marvelous Chef Ainsley Harriott, and i got inspired by his passion for food, creativity in the kitchen and his culinary skills. From then on the rest is history.
Besides cooking, what are your other interests?
I love Graphic designing, mixing colors and also drawing. I'm also a video game freak.
Who inspires you?
I draw inspiration from my idols - Ainsley Hariott, Guy Fieri, Bobby Chin and Jamie Oliver. I'm also inspired by different spices and herbs.
What does the future hold for Meynerd?
I'm studying Law in the University currently but planning to go to Culinary school when i'm done. By God's grace Meynerd will be a household name.
Did you Know?
The word "Meynerd" means a male given name, loool.
Meynerd was kind enough to offer some of his recipes to us at Fashionwithlove1990, believe me they will leave your mouths watering and your hands itching to try them.In his words -  Be sure that you'll be hearing a lot from me so keep visiting.........
4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
5 table spoons unsalted butter
1 onion, finely chopped
2 cups basmati (long grain) rice 
1 teaspoon thyme
1 cup dry red wine
kosher salt
1 cup finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese 
 freshly ground pepper
1 teaspoon Oregano
1 cup fresh pepper, finely chopped
1 teaspoon parsely
10 garlic cloves, finely chopped
 Finely chopped Scallions
Bring the broth  and 4 cups of water to a simmer in a sauce pan; keep warm.
Melt 4 tablespoons of unsalted butter in a pot over medium-high heat. Add the onion; cook until translucent, about 4 minutes. Add the rice and thyme; cook, stirring, until the rice is glossy, about 1 minute. Add the wine and cook, stirring, until the liquid is absorbed. Add 1 teaspoon Kosher salt. Ladle in the hot broth, about half cup at a time, stirring constantly, allowing all of the liquid to be absorbed before adding more. continue until the rice is just tender, 20 to 25 minutes.
Stir in the parmigiano cheese, half teaspoon kosher salt, Oregano and finely chopped pepper to taste. Stir in the garlic, Scallions and parsely. Serve in a bowl.
Yield: 4 servings
cook: 40 minutes
level: Easy

Current Inspiration

I just recently discovered how much I love this brand and am now in a passionate affair. This is one of my favorite designers. Founded by Rei Kawakubo, comme des garcons is a tokyo based fashion company with stores in the prestigious Place Vendome in Paris, Berlin, London, Hong kong and lots more. Asymmetric drapery and exaggerated proportions with mostly monochrome palette rule the Haute Couture collections but its ready to wear looks are fabulous as well. Rei Kawakubo has managed to capture the hearts of fashion heavy weights like Tilda Swinton (i love her), Chloe Sevigny (love her), Kanye West, Mary-Kate Olsen, Justin Bieber, Selma Blair, Leila Aldik - the list goes on. Her Designs are so Avante Garde and futuristic that they look more like wearable art as opposed to normal clothing. Her style (Japanese street style) and take on fashion; which i will describe as abstract, innovative, modern, architectural, deconstructive, is not one every body will understand but has definitely captivated me.
Comme des Garcons has found its way to our lovely country Nigeria,  her T-shirts have been seen on stars like Ice prince and Skales. Not very affordable, these t-shirts retail for about 80 pounds,wwhhheeww, that will definitely leave a dent  in my wallet, looool.  Commes Des Garcons actually joined forces with H&M and brought out a new line of clothing in the fall of 2008. 
Did u know that Commes Des Garcons means "like boys", appropriate because she is known to mix female features into masculine garments