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    2014 People’s Choice Awards: Top 5 Best Dressed

    I did not get a chance to catch this year’s People’s Choice Awards– but due to my sister’s insistence that I bring back my regular red carpet Best and Worst Dressed lists (and with awards season in full swing now, I guess it’s perfect timing)- here I am with my thoughts on the night’s fashion. Overall, I wasn’t too impressed – I couldn’t come up with a full Top 10 Best Dressed list so I cut it down to five – hopefully, the Golden Globes gives me a little more to work with!
    Although before I start, a few thoughts: 1) I looked up the PCA Winners list and, my goodness, is there an awards show that has more categories?? 2) SO much Gravity love going on – almost too much…but I love Alfonso Cuaron and the movie was great so it’s all good with me. 3) Beauty and the Beast won Best Sci-fi/ Fantasy TV Show over The Walking Dead and Supernatural?? What kind of fans does this show have? I saw a screening of the show at Comic Con last year and thought it was one of the worst pilots I’ve ever seen – I’m not exaggerating or trying to be harsh and I do like Kristin Kruek – maybe the show gets a lot better, I don’t know, but I’m BAFFLED. 4) Moving on, seeing Sam, Dean, and Castiel win Best TV Bromance made me happy. Okay, on to the list!
    #1 – Jessica Alba – Jason Wu
    This dress has bandage details, a full-length zipper down the front of the dress, and lacing all down the sides…in theory, this could’ve turned out really trashy, but instead it’s super chic, sexy, and even classy. LOVE IT! Way to go, Jess!
    #2 – Jennifer Hudson – Kaufmanfranco
    JHud kills it in a fierce white hot dress. Sleek, effortless, and super flattering – what’s not to love?
    #3 – Allison Williams – David Koma
    Chic, youthful, and totally appropriate for the award show, I’m super intrigued by this initially simple-looking dress and it’s futuristic detailing.  Although if this were any other color than that amazing blue that matches her eyes so well, I probably wouldn’t have liked it quite as much.

    #4 – Alyssa Campanella – 
    I have no clue who she is (Google says she won Miss America – cool), but this dress is lovely. I know it’s all about the midi trend right now and yeah, it might be a bit too formal for the occasion, but I’m a sucker for long beautiful gowns in a nice color. 
    #5 – Beth Behrs – Giulietta
    In a night full of midis and prints, this simple and elegant black and white gown was a refreshing stand out even if it wasn’t the biggest risk-taker.
    Who were your favorites?
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    2012 MET Gala: Best Dressed

    Next to the Academy Awards, the MET Gala, this year honoring Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada, is probably my most looked forward to fashion event. Stars and designers really step up their game, and the result is a fashion lover’s dream. I was impressed with so many of this year’s looks! So many stars, so many amazing gowns!! But along with so many hits, there were some monumental misses (Worst Dressed post coming soon – haven’t done one of those in a while!). Because it was so difficult for me to rank the looks, instead of my usual Top 10, here are my 15 favorite looks in no particular order (except for the first two).
    Ashley Greene – Donna Karan Atelier
    My favorite look of the night! She looks head-to-toe flawless.

    Nina Dobrev – Donna Karan Atelier
    Nina kills it (as usual) at her first MET Gala appearance.

    Scarlett Johansson – Dolce & Gabbana
    I like it, but probably would have looked even better with soft pink lips.
    Gisele Bundchen (with Tom Brady) – Givenchy
    I feel like I’ve definitely seen this dress before, but it’s gorgeous and she rocks it either way.
    Amy Adams – Giambattista Valli Haute Couture
    Classic and simple, she looks so lovely and elegant.
    Marion Cotillard – Christian Dior
    Not sure what’s going on with her hair, but I love the gradient effect of the gown.
    Emily Blunt (with John Krasinski) – Calvin Klein
    I love the color and the back looks amazing!
    Emma Roberts – Escada
    Another great bold color, I love that she paired it with the thin royal blue belt.
    Dianna Agron – Caroline Herrara
    I love how soft and feminine this look is – and again, amazing color! 
    Jessica Alba – Michael Kors
    Love the Old Hollywood 1940s look with retro curls and ruby red lips.
    January Jones – Versace
    I can’t help but think Silk Spectre from Watchmen, but she does look great.
    Katharine McPhee – Elie Saab
    She looks phenomenal in this so-on-trend tangerine color.
    Hilary Swank – Michael Kors
    Love the rushing and color (there seems to be a trend here), although I probably would have styled it a little differently.
    Lea Michele – Diane von Furstenburg
    Still think she’s trying too hard, but I love the color on her and the fit is great.
    Rashida Jones – Tory Burch
    The dress is pretty and all, but this is probably more on my list because I love Rashida so much <3
    What look was your favorite?
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    2012 Golden Globes: Best Dressed

    I know this post is about a week overdue, but refer to my Laptop Situation post to understand the delay. As stated in my Critics’ Choice Awards: Best Dressed post, I loved the fashion at the Golden Globes, and I’m eagerly awaiting the Oscars to see what these lovely ladies will do next. The gowns were gorgeous and varied (although nude was definitely the trend of the night); the hair and makeup flawless; and the accessories perfectly complimentary. Like the CCAs, I had a hard time putting the looks in order (it was difficult enough narrowing down the list to just 12 to begin with). What I basically ended up doing was sitting back and asking myself, “Who would I want to look like and which gown would I want to wear if I was on the red carpet?” and here’s the resulting list. 
    #1 – Kate Beckinsale – Roberto Cavalli
    Simply flawless in every way. In my opinion, Kate is one of, if not THE most beautiful women on the planet (AND she’s hilarious) which might give her an unfair advantage since she would probably look good in a trash bag, but she has fantastic style to boot. Some may complain that this look is boring or nothing special, but I love it. The gown’s silhouette is very flattering, and the beading detail is incredible. I LOVE that she left her neck bare but accessorized with huge, eye-catching earrings and bracelets. Her hair is pulled back in an updo, showing off her criminally gorgeous face.
    #2 – Shailene Woodley – Marchesa
    The more I looked at this gown, the more I fell in love with it. The detail of the bodice is simply amazing, and the color works so well with her skin tone. She made the right choice in letting this ultra-feminine gown be the center of attention by wearing light, fresh makeup and no jewelry but for some small earrings. She may be young, but Shailene has demonstrated great red carpet style this awards season so far, managing to look both classy and age appropriate – props!
    #3 – Charlize Theron – Dior Couture
    This look seemed to be the favorite of the night and for good reason! People were eagerly anticipating Charlize’s red carpet comeback, and she did not disappoint. With her light pink Dior gown, she looked like an ethereal princess among the sea of attendees. On anyone else, someone might say there is too much going on in this outfit with the plunging neckline, high slit, big side bow, headband…but Charlize wears everything with such elegance and confidence, and she makes it look effortless. Just gorgeous.
    #4 – Felicity Huffman – Romona Keveza 
    Why, oh why weren’t there any red carpet pictures of this GORGEOUS gown?? The moment Felicity stepped on stage to present, I thought to myself, “Wow, she has never looked better!” She looked downright stunning with her soft, wavy updo and natural makeup in this beautiful gold Romona Keveza gown. And how cute was her little ditty with her husband and fellow presenter William H. Macy?
    #5 – Sarah Hyland – Dolce & Gabbana
    I love, love, LOVE all the lace here. It gives the dress such an interesting texture and romantic look. I also love her wavy updo and smokey eye makeup with nude lips. Sarah is another young star who has a knack for choosing sophisticated yet youthful looks for the red carpet.
     #6 – Emma Stone – Lanvin
    Speaking of young stars with great red carpet style… it’s always exciting to see what Emma will be wearing because you never know what she’s going to do next. She keeps it young and fresh, fashion-forward and always sophisticated, and the Golden Globes were no different. The two-tone plum and fuschia coloring is just fantastic and oh-so-flattering against her fair skin. The embroidered shoulders are an interesting touch as is the awesome eagle belt. Love the hair and makeup, as well.
    #7 – Sophia Vergara – Vera Wang
    This woman has such an amazing body! How can you be that curvy and have such skinny arms? It’s just not fair. But back to the dress…the deep blue mermaid gown definitely showed off her incredible figure, and I love the texture at the bottom. Her sleek straight hair, red lipstick, and big bold earrings were pretty standard Sophia, but hey, if it works…
    #8 – Jessica Alba – Gucci
    Jessica looks so girly and romantic here. The lavender gown with beading detail is so pretty, and her skin (and smile) is just radiant. It’s not a very daring look, and she’s definitely done this same hair and makeup combo before (it’s fabulous, nonetheless), but l love its softness.
     #9 – Salma Hayek – Gucci Premiere
    Now to go from girly and romantic to womanly and fierce. Salma looked stunning in her beaded Gucci gown. I especially liked the design of the bodice. The only negative is her hair. While I liked her long wavy hair, and I’m usually a fan of ombre, the color change here is a little too abrupt for my taste. 
     #10 – Nicole Kidman – Versace
    Nicole looked positively glowing in this grey column gown with intricate gold stud detailing. She’s had some questionable choices in the past, but totally redeems herself here. I could just stare at this gown with all its details for hours – it’s amazing. The hair, makeup, and accessories – all quite simple – come together to compliment the stunning look.
    #11 – Reese Witherspoon – Zac Posen
    Reese looked red hot in this Jessica Rabbit-esque, figure-hugging bustier gown. You can’t go wrong with a sweetheart necklines, in my opinion, and I’m really loving her beachy, tousled waves and natural makeup.
    #12 – Evan Rachel Wood – Gucci
    Such an interesting, modern take on an Old Hollywood-style gown! I love the emerald ombre-like coloring and the different textures of the sequins and peacock feathers. Don’t know how many people could pull such an exquisite gown off, but Evan looks sophisticated and confident as ever (check out that posture!).
    Which is your favorite? Who are you most looking forward to see at the Oscars?
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    Trendspotting: Headbands & Chignons

    In my opinion, you can’t go wrong with glamorous loose waves, sleek long hair, or a sassy high ponytail on the red carpet, and while there were plenty of these looks at the awards event, two other hair trends were quite prominent and the talk of the town at the Golden Globes.

    First, were the headbands worn by not one, not two, but three attendees…and three’s a trend, right? Especially when the wearees include Charlize Theron and Michelle Williams. These controversial hair pieces sparked debate across the Internet. Most people either loved them or hate them. I, myself,  am a fan, although I believe they work better for some outfits than others. Charlize and Busy Phillips’ headbands were nice additions to their outfits, but I think Michelle could have done without it.

    Want to jump on the trend? Here are some Etsy stores that sell super cute headbands: Vivienne Paris, Ruffles and Fringe, and My Lavaliere.

    Second, which really aren’t all that uncommon on the red carpet, were the multitude of romantic, messy chignons. Charlize, always a fashion-forward trendsetter, actually wore both a chignon and a headband – and pulled it off effortlessly! Stars also on the chignon train were Claire Danes, Natalie Portman, Emma Stone, Kate Winslet, and Jessica Alba.

    What were your favorite hair trends at the Golden Globes?

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    2011 MET Gala: Best Dressed

    Every year, the biggest names in fashion and entertainment come together for the Costume Institute Gala that takes place in the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art in what is often described as the “Oscars” of fashion. The MET Ball, as it is also known, is a celebration of fashion and a chance for celebrities to really turn up the glam. This year, the Institute honored the late Alexander McQueen for his brilliant contributions to fashion in its latest exhibition, Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty. Here are my Top 10 looks from the event (and believe me, it wasn’t easy to choose just 10):

    #1 – Gisele Bundchen – Alexander McQueen
    #2 – Ashley Greene – Donna Karan

    #3 – Taylor Swift – J. Mendel

    #4 – Diane Kruger – Jason Wu

    #5 – Evan Rachel Wood – Gucci

    #6 – Dianna Agron – Michael Kors

    #7 – Elizabeth Banks – Tommy Hilfiger

    #8 -Naomi Watts – Stella McCartney

    #9 – Emma Roberts – Michael Kors

    #10 – Jessica Alba – Ralph Lauren
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    2011 BAFTAs: Fashion Highlights

    The King’s Speech dominated at the BAFTAs, picking up pretty much every imaginable award (although The Social Network and Inception put up a good fight). But while the awards were all about the King, let’s see who was the Queen of the red carpet. Here are some highlights:

     Jessica Alba – Versace (My favorite of the night!)

     Rosamund Pike – Alexander McQueen

    Amy Adams – Elie Saab
     Emma Watson – Valentino

     Noomi Rapace – Givenchy

     Rachel Stevens – Isabel Morant

    Emma Stone – Lanvin