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Now Watching: Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists “Sex, Lies and Alibis” (1×2) |A recap

The episode began right where last week ended, at the crime scene. Among the crowd, Ava was devastated at the sight of her (ex) boyfriend. Her two fake friends, Dylan and Caitlin, tried to approach her, but she wanted nothing to do with them. Nolan’s demise hit every detail of Caitlin’s vision, so I understand Ava.

Three days later, we find Ava sulking, Dylan having nightmares, and Caitlin on a diet. However, both Caitlin and Dylan have significant others to lean on, while Ava doesn’t seem to have anyone, but a bottle of jack.

Ali is on a mission to figure out who left that  message on her wall. Her repair call is cut short when she receives a message from Nolan to meet him on the roof of Thorne hall. Clearly, someone is trying to frame her/freak her out – unless the dead can text now.

Ali teams up with Mona to figure out what happened. Mona is in “beautiful mind” mode as she tries to figure out who snapped – something about allowing Nolan to go to BHU even though his profile didn’t meet her algorithms and had red flags. Ali slaps the equation out of Mona and everything becomes about key lime pie. Mona is creeping me out, but I love how she calls Ali out to quit trying to be something she isn’t.

Dylan and Caitlin think it’s finally time to confront Ava and convince her that they had nothing to do with Nolan’s murder. Ava is hesitant, but she plays along for Nolan’s funeral. They’re the perfect posse grieving their fearless leader. Also, it was quite a fashionable funeral.

A new character comes into play, Nolan’s childhood best friend and Caitlin’s ex, Mason. Mason reminisces about the past and then offers to be an alibi for Caitlin. This comes out of nowhere! While the two converse, Dylan tries to find Nolan’s stash of secrets, but only meets a letter. Someone beat him and his newfound friends to it.

The three perfectionists show up to Nolan’s vigil and talk like no one’s listening. Someone chimes in, “It’s just like how you imagined it.” If I learned one thing from PLL, it’s that you can’t trust anyone as there are eyes and ears everywhere.

As Alison prepares to return to school, an unexpected visitor shows up at her home – Claire Hotchkiss. After losing her son, she felt like being close to her daughter by breaking into her old home. Claire reveals how close Taylor and Nolan were and even gives Ali some advice,”You’re a survivor Alison, at all costs. That’s what you need to teach them.” Claire definitely knows more than she’s letting on.

After Mona’s breakdown and change in personality throughout the episode, we get to see her open up, or at least try to. PLL fans would probably enjoy the 2nd to last scene because we see Mona call Hanna and reveal that Haleb has a baby. But that’s not the only bombshell – Spoby eloped. My heart soared!

In the last scene, it’s the first day back to school and the investigation continues. Ava seems to break down her walls to let Dylan and Caitlin in, but things go south when the three are pulled from class by the new head of security, Dana Booker. She asks where they were the night of Nolan’s murder and Ali saves the day. Security was turned off around her home that night so she had the perfect alibi. I guess you can say she’s still a pretty little liar. “Bring it on, bitch.”

TLDR: Someone really had it out for Nolan and his perfect posse. Dylan and Caitlin start becoming real friends, while Ava has trust issues. Ali lies to save her and her students, while Mona likes key lime pie and equations.

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Now Watching: Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists Pilot Episode | A recap

For Pretty Little Liars fans all over the world, tonight was a big night with the debut of it’s spin-off series, Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists. The show features two of Rosewood’s fiercest women, Alison Dilaurentis (Sasha Pieterse) and Mona Vanderwaal (Janel Parrish), along with a few new faces.

Now while I will always love and miss my OG liars, I thoroughly enjoyed the pilot with it’s introduction to different characters, a murder mystery, and the musical soundtrack. Of course, you can take a girl out of Rosewood, but drama will always follow her wherever she goes.

The episode began with a mean orchestral version of Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face”, a voice over, and an introduction to three Beacon Heights University students striving for perfection. Little do they know, something pretty big is going to hit them really hard.

Next came our favorite former mean girl starting a new gig as a teacher’s assistant at Beacon Heights University. Alison is sans her wife and twins as we later learn that Emily still has trust issues. While Alison thinks she’s alone in her new town, she’s actually greeted by a familiar face, Mona, who brings pie. Mona had a hand in recruiting her former frenemy. At this point, I’m not sure if we can trust Mona especially as she talks to a mirror when Ali leaves the room.

As Mona catches up with Ali, she mentions a few things about BHU. BHU has a security system called Beacon Guard and later on we learn that the so called security system is moreso invading privacy instead of protecting students.

Then, there’s the prominent Hotchkiss family. Taylor Hotchkiss allegedly committed suicide the year before and Alison is the lucky faculty member that gets to stay in her house. Nolan Hotchkiss is the jerk that everyone hates to love. And then there the matriarch of the family, Claire Hotchkiss, who seems to be the overbearing mother who wants the best for her children, even if that means spying on them [and the rest of the population]. Claire also seems to take a liking to Alison as she reminds her of her late daughter.

If only Claire knew how much her son Nolan and the old Alison had in common – both manipulative without any regard to people’s feelings. Alison catches on to Nolan’s attitude and the people he’s hurting.

First off there’s Ava, the influencer. She has been having a tough time after her family abandoned her – her dad is on the run and her mom couldn’t handle it. Nolan is dating her in secret, but breaks her heart by sleeping with another girl. The only redeeming part about him is when you realize he did it to protect her and hide from his mother’s Beacon Guard.

Then there’s Caitlin, the girl who plans to follow her mother’s political footsteps. Nolan practically blackmails her into fake dating to make people believe they are a perfect power couple. This makes Nolan’s mom happy, but Caitlin’s real beau isn’t too thrilled. If Caitlin reveals the truth, then her mother’s future Presidential career is dunzo.

Lastly, we have Dylan, who is at BHU on a music scholarship. He’s aiming to make first chair, but he feels the pressure. Hailing from a small town, his choices aren’t exactly welcomed. His so called friendship with Nolan includes doing Nolan’s schoolwork and being at his every beck and call. Nolan even attempts to ruin Dylan’s relationship with a little seduction.

After Alison meets with the three separately, offering to help with their Nolan woes, the trio meets at a safe place in the woods. They discuss how they actually want to take Nolan down and contemplate murder. It gets a little graphic, especially when Caitlin pictures Nolan falling from the roof and landing on the fence spikes.

We then learn that Taylor Hotchkiss is actually alive and in hiding. The only one who knows is her brother, Nolan. Seems like the sibling duo is tired of being under their mother’s watchful eye and are trying to figure out why the security system is so invasive. At this point it doesn’t seem like Nolan is a huge douche after all.

Nolan he meets someone on one of the school’s rooftops to get more help with taking down the security system. It’s a safe place he says before revealing that his sister is alive. It isn’t that safe when the mysterious person pushes him off leading him to land directly through the fence spikes. This death was gruesome and definitely up there with Noel’s death.

While this takes place, Alison finds a little writing on her walls: “They’re watching.” How fitting is it that she hears sirens after her discovery?

While Ava looks upon the crime scene heartbroken and distraught, Caitlin is in disbelief that her murderous thought came to life. Dylan doesn’t help when he reminds her that it’s exactly what she pictured.

The last scene gives us a glimpse of Mona freaking out in the bathroom. She yet again talks to a mirror revealing the intricate security system. Seems like she knows more than she’s letting on.

TLDR: Alison and Mona thought they left the drama behind in Rosewood, but they were wrong. They now have to deal with a new group of friends who could possibly be linked to a new campus murder. A new age “A” is watching their every move.

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Adele

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Looks I Love: 2019 Academy Awards

Tonight, red carpet season ended with Hollywood’s biggest award show, the 91st Annual Academy Awards. The iconic Hollywood and Highland intersection was definitely busy as the hottest stars of the year walked the red carpet before entering the Dolby Theater. Before Green Book took home the Oscar for Best Picture, these artists caught my eye on the red carpet:

Constance Wu

Constance Wu looked like a modern day Belle walking the red carpet in a yellow Versace gown. She looked like she had a lot of fun showing off the tulle skirt. Before presenting an award during the big show, she walked the red carpet alongside Crazy Rich Asians director Jon M. Chu. |Photo Source: Getty Images via Zimbio|

Tessa Thompson

Before sharing a moment with Michael B. Jordan on stage, Tessa Thompson walked the red carpet in a Chanel gown. The black and gold gown was from one of the late Karl Lagerfeld’s last collections and she looked beautiful. |Photo Source: Getty Images via Zimbio|

Regina King

Regina King stunned in a white Oscar De La Renta gown. The strapless, high slit gown hugged every curve of her body. It definitely takes a lot of confidence and trust to wear an all white gown. She took home the first award of the night, Best Supporting Actress for her role in If Beale Street Could Talk. |Photo Source: Getty Images via Zimbio|

Lady Gaga

Before performing “Shallow” with Bradley Cooper and taking the home for Best Original Song, Lady Gaga walked the red carpet in an Alexander McQueen gown. From the black gown and the satin gloves to the Tiffany and Co. jewelry, she channeled the ever so classic Audrey Hepburn and I was all here for it.|Photo Source: Getty Images via Zimbio|

Kiki Layne

Kiki Layne got the pretty in pink memo for the night. Representing If Beale Street Could Talk, she walked the red carpet in Atelier Versace. While this may have been her first  go at award season, she looked like a pro absolutely slaying every red carpet look during the season. |Photo Source: Getty Images via Zimbio|

Brie Larson

Brie Larson shined in a silver Celine gown. I’m sure a few people were blinded by the dress, but she was absolutely stunning. She stood tall with a high neckline and high leg slit. The Academy Award winner presented an award later on in the night and can soon be seen in Captain Marvel. |Photo Source: Getty Images via Zimbio|

Gemma Chan

Gemma Chan was definitely one of the actresses to watch this season. She walked the red carpet in Maison Valentino, wearing one of the most popular colors of the night, pink. As always, she looked elegant and poised even with the pockets! Aside from her success from Crazy Rich Asians, Gemma Chan will soon be back on the big screen alongside Brie Larson in Captain Marvel. |Photo Source: Getty Images via Zimbio|

Emilia Clarke

Emilia Clarke will always be Khaleesi – always. Before presenting Jennifer Hudson’s performance, she sparkled on the red carpet in a lavender colored Balmain gown. She  always looks like a classic Hollywood actress, but adds some modern flare to her looks. As a fan of Game of Thrones, I’m hoping that a picture of her and Jason Momoa resurfaces. |Photo Source: Getty Images via Zimbio|

The Men

Nicholas Hoult in Dior | Joe Alwyn in Tom Ford | Henry Golding in Ralph Lauren | Jason Momoa in Fendi by Karl Lagerfeld | Michael B. Jordan in Tom Ford | Ben Hardy |

Let me know who your favorites were!

xoxo,

Adele

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Looks I Love: 2019 Grammys

Award season continued tonight, but this time it was the musician’s time to shine at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards. Here are my fave looks of the night!

Bebe Rexha

Nominated for two Grammys tonight, including Best New Artist, Bebe Rexha stepped out in a red Monsoori gown. The gown was mostly tulle and looked super fun to flaunt around the red carpet. | Photo Source: Getty Images via Zimbio |

Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus walked the red carpet in a black, over sized pre-fall 2019 Mugler suit. She looked like the chic rock star that she is. Later on in the night, she joined Shawn Mendes’ performance for “In My Blood” and paid tribute to Dolly Parton – she killed both performances. | Photo Source: Getty Images via Zimbio |

Maren Morris

One of today’s biggest country stars, Maren Morris walked the red carpet in a sheer floral gown by Galia Lahav. Not only was “The Middle” singer nominated for 5 awards, but she also got the chance to perform alongside the legendary Dolly Parton. | Photo Source: Getty Images via Zimbio |

Dua Lipa

Dua Lipa sparkled in a silver, mermaid-style Versace number, featuring a long train. She was all smiles on the red carpet after receiving the news that she won the award for Best Dance Recording for “Electricity”. However, I bet she was even more ecstatic after receiving the award for Best New Artist. | Photo Source: Getty Images via Zimbio |

Let me know which looks and performances you loved from the 2019 Grammys!

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Adele

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Looks I Love: 2019 SAG Awards

On Sunday, January 27th, Hollywood’s biggest actors stepped out to celebrate themselves as well as their peers at the 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards presented by SAG-AFTRA. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel won big in the realm of television, while the Black Panther cast made history taking home the award for Best Ensemble in a Motion Picture.

Normally, I have many favorites, however only a few caught my eyes:

Aja Naomi King

The How To Get Away With Murder Star walked the red carpet in a yellow Ralph & Russo gown. I loved the overall cut of the gown, especially the off the shoulder sleeves. She looked absolutely regal with the way she composed herself. I felt a lot of modern day Belle vibes. | Photo Source: Getty Images via Zimbio |

Emma Stone

This year, Emma Stone changed it up at the SAG Awards with a two-piece ensemble by Louis Vuitton. She shined in a gold, one-sleeve top paired with some black, high-waisted pants. Stone was nominated for two awards that night, including a nomination for her performance in The Favourite. | Photo Source: Getty Images via Zimbio |

Gemma Chan

Gemma Chan has proved to be a crazy gorgeous Asian during this award season. She walked the red carpet in a pink custom Oscar De La Renta piece. It featured a ruffled skirt that almost resembled feathers. A black belt held the piece together with a simple bow flowing through the train. She is the epitome of class and poise. I should write a Gemma Chan appreciation post already. | Photo Source: Getty Images via Zimbio |

Henry Golding

Henry Golding lived up to his last name in a gold Tom Ford suit. He decided to forego the traditional black and white suit and chose to go with a gold blazer. As he walked the red carpet with his Crazy Rich Asians co-stars, he was all smiles and handsome as ever. He is proving to be one of the most fashionable men in Hollywood. | Photo Source: Getty Images via Zimbio |

Harry Shum Jr.

Harry Shum Jr. was named Ambassador for the 25th SAG Awards and he did it in style. He walked the red carpet alongside his wife, Shelby Rabara, and presented a few awards during the pre-show. He was styled in an Armani tuxedo, with a custom Anto shirt. It’s always so fun watching Harry get ready through social media. Also, him and Shelby are #relationshipgoals | Photo Source: Getty Images via Zimbio |

Who were some of your favorites? Be sure to leave a comment and let me know.

I’ll see you again for the Grammys and the Oscars!

xoxo,

Adele

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Looks I Love: 2019 Critics’ Choice Awards

To continue on with the 2019 award season, many stars stepped out to attend the 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards. Instead of strutting their stuff on the traditional red carpet like at last week’s Golden Globes, this season’s favorites walked a blue carpet. Here were a few of my faves

Nina Dobrev

Fresh from her 30th birthday celebration in South Africa and her “NinaChella” birthday bash in LA, Nina Dobrev walked the blue carpet in a red Valentino gown. She was one of the very few who decided to go with such a bold color and I’m not complaining. You can catch Nina starring in the CBS comedy Fam. | Source: Getty Images via Zimbio |

KiKi Layne

KiKi Layne is a breakout actress of this movie season for her role in the nominated film, If Beale Street Could Talk. She made a big red carpet debut at last week’s Golden Globes and kept it up in a nude Atelier Versace gown. She looked absolutely confident and fierce, and I cannot wait to see more this season. | Source: Getty Images via Zimbio |

Mandy Moore

Before the This Is Us star presented the Best Song award to Lady Gaga, she walked the blue carpet in a Michael Kors gown. She was among many actresses who chose to wear white for the night. | Source: Getty Images via Zimbio |

Kristen Bell

As a fan of both Kristen and The Good Place, I’m so happy to see her and the whole cast attend award season this year. Kristen matched the blue carpet in a Cushnie gown and was among the few who actually wore color. Other than The Good Place, I’m pretty excited to see Veronica Mars this year.
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Gemma Chan

She does it again, looking absolutely beautiful. Continuing her support of Asian designers, she wore a floral gown by Jason Wu. I loved the colors of the dress along with the fact there were pockets! Gemma joined her Crazy Rich Asians cast-mates on stage as they accepted the award for Best Comedy. She was even pictured with Harry Shum Jr. which gave me Charlie and Astrid feels. | Source: Getty Images via Zimbio |

The Men

In two weeks, award season continues with the 2019 Screen Actors Guild Awards. See ya then!

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Adele

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Looks I Love: 2019 Golden Globes After Parties

The Golden Globes doesn’t end after the last award is presented. In fact, the party really starts afterwards because the after parties bring out all of our favorite celebs who couldn’t make the big show! Here are some of my favorite looks.

Constance Wu may not have taken home a Golden Globe, but she still made sure she had a great time afterwards. She showed style and grace as she hit up every after party in a second Vera Wang gown.

Debby Ryan was spotted in a black Elie Saab gown with floral detail. The recently engaged star kicked off the night at the InStyle Magazine Golden Globes Viewing Party and then made her way over to the Netflix After Party.

Taylor Swift surprised many as she presented with Idris Elba on stage. Although she didn’t walk the Golden Globes red carpet in her black custom Versace gown, she showed it off at the InStyle And Warner Bros. Golden Globes After Party sans Joe Alwyn. Also, I had major, “I’m sorry, the old Taylor can’t come to the phone right now,” feels.

Lana Condor was a vision in white rocking a Michael Cinco gown. 2018 was a big year for the young star as the lead in To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before and 2019 will be ever bigger with the premiere season of Deadly Class . She attended both the InStyle And Warner Bros. Golden Globes After Party and Netflix After Party and a part of me wished Noah Centineo was there too.

Gemma Chan decided to hit up the after parties with a brighter look. She went with a neon pink Miu Miu dress, but kept up with the high slit theme. She has so much poise every time she poses on the red carpet and I can’t help but admire her every time.

Crystal Reed defined “fierce” walking the InStyle And Warner Bros. Golden Globes After Party red carpet in a black Philipp Plein gown. The smize would do Tyra proud. I’m not sure what she’s been working on lately, but something tells me that 2019 is going to be huge.

Men’s looks

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Adele

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