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    2012 Oscars: Best Dressed

    Has it really been a month since I last posted?? Wow, I had no idea it’d been so long! February was a crazy month with me starting my new job at BCBG, promoting 3 VSPink events, taking exams, transferring everything to a new computer and having to do it all while dealing with an annoying sore throat/cough that won’t go away. Thankfully, Spring Break has arrived, which means I’ll have some time to rest up and get better as well as catch up on my blogging. There are SO many things I’ve been wanting to write about so expects lots of posts during the next week and hopefully I can get back to regularly blogging this month.
    About a week and a half ago was the biggest fashion event of the awards season – the Academy Awards! So it only made sense that my first post after a month-long hiatus be its Best Dressed list. I wasn’t overwhelmed or underwhelmed, but one thing I really liked was the variety of looks we saw on the red carpet although white was definitely the trend of the night.
     #1 – Jessica Chastain – Alexander McQueen
    #2 – Gwyneth Paltrow – Tom Ford
     #3 – Maria Menounos – Maria Lucia Hohan
     #4 – Leslie Mann – Roberto Cavalli
     #5 – Angelina Jolie – Atelier Versace
    #6 – Ellie Kemper – Armani Prive
    #7 – Stacy Keibler – Marchesa
     #8 – Milla Jovovich – Elie Saab
     #9 – Octavia Spencer – Tadashi Shoji
    #10 – Natalie Portman – Vintage Dior
    Who made your Best Dressed list?
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    2012 SAG Awards: Best Dressed

    The Screen Actors Guild Awards aren’t quite as glamorous as the Golden Globes, but a little more laid back and fun – allowing some fashion risks. Although I’m more a fan of classic looks, I can appreciate risk takers such as Rose Byrne’s Elie Saab jumpsuit even if they aren’t my favorites. The SAGs brought some pleasant surprises (Naya Rivera actually makes my Best Dressed list! Lea Michele actually tops my Best Dressed list!) and disappointments (Shailene Woodley, you were on such a roll), and while I wasn’t terribly won over by the fashion, I did love seeing all the vibrant hues mixed in with the usual blacks and neutrals that popped up on the red carpet. Here are my top 10 best dressed picks.
    #1 – Lea Michele – Atelier Versace 
    I still feel she tries too hard, but there’s denying this gown is absolutely gorgeous.
    #2 – Stacy Keibler – Marchesa
    I thought only Kate Middleton could make black lace look this classy and sophisticated.
    #3 – Viola Davis – Marchesa
    The Outstanding Leading Actress winner looked like a greek goddess in this ethereal gown.
    #4 – Emily Blunt – Oscar de la Renta
    Hands down, best color of the night – and the dress is simple but stunning.
    #5 – Naya Rivera – Naeem Khan
    Usually a miss on the red carpet, she has never looked better in this embellished gown.
    #6 – Angelina Jolie – Jenny Packham
    I love how the gown looks like liquid metal.
    #7 – Natalie Portman – Giambattista Valli
    Such an elegant and simple look – and I love the burgundy color!
    #8 – Dianna Agron – Carolina Herrara
    She looks so fresh and pretty in this lovely fuchsia (another gorgeous color) gown. 
    #9 – Jessica Chastain – Calvin Klein
    The electric blue gown looks amazing against her fair skin and red hair.
    #10 – Emma Stone – Alexander McQueen
    I usually don’t like this kind of silhouette, but if anyone can rock it, it’s Emma Stone in head to toe Alexander McQueen.

    Who gets your vote for Best Dressed?
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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?

    Natalie Portman, Oscars, Red Carpet

    2011 Oscars: Best Dressed

    So with a hectic week of exams and a busy Spring Break schedule (Miami and Orlando!), I fell a little behind with my blogging. This post is over a week late, but I still wanted to share my thoughts on the fashion at the Academy Awards since it is THE red carpet event of the season. 
    #1 – Natalie Portman – Rodarte
    The soon-to-be mother and well-deserved Best Actress winner looked radiant in this gorgeous, deep purple gown which perfectly complimented her skin tone.
    #2 – Anne Hathaway – Atelier Versace
    This gown with its fitted and embroidered bodice was my favorite of Anne’s many wardrobe changes. I also loved the red strapless Valentino gown she wore on the red carpet. Kudos to her stylist Rachel Zoe.
    #3 – Mila Kunis – Elie Saab Haute Couture
    Some critics thought the color washed her out, but I disagree. I think the color and gown look lovely on her. 
    #4 – Mandy Moore – Monique Lhuiller
    Mandy was the epitome of elegance and sophistication in this sparkling nude gown.
    #5 – Gwyneth Paltrow – Calvin Klein
    Gwyneth looked stunning in this chic metallic gown, complete with effortlessly slick-straight hair.
    #5 – Hilary Swank – Gucci Premiere
    The two-time Oscar winner exuded glamour in this silver embellished gown. Usually, I’m not a fan of anything with feathers but here it works.
    #6 – Hailee Steinfeld – Marchesa
    I love it when young stars dress their age, and Hailee’s fashion choices have really been a breath of fresh air. She looked incredibly youthful and still ladylike in this custom-made tea-length dress.
    #8 – Helen Mirren – Vivienne Westwood
    Speaking of dressing well for their age, nobody does it better than Helen Mirren. She always gets its right. Simply classy.
    #9 – Jennifer Hudson – Versace
    Jennifer wowed everyone in this stunning orange halter gown which showed off her new toned figure.
    #10 – Reese Witherspoon – Giorgio Armani Prive
    Although not the most innovative design, the simple and classic black and white gown nonetheless looked stunning on the former Oscar winner.  

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    2011 SAG Awards: Best Dressed

    I was really loving the fashion at the SAG Awards. Many of the ladies really stepped up their game and pulled out some real showstoppers. Strapless, floor-length gowns were definitely the trend of the night, as were the colors red, white, and nude. Belted waists were also big. Hair and makeup-wise, we saw a lot of gorgeous tousled waves, smokey eyes, and nude lips. I have to say, I’m absolutely loving these trends!
     #1 – Mila Kunis – Alexander McQueen
    Definitely the best look of the night!! Mila looks absolutely amazing and so fierce in this fiery gown accompanied by flawless hair and makeup. By far, my favorite gown of any awards show this year.
     #2 – Julia Stiles – Monique Lhuillier 
    Julia looks head-to-toe gorgeous! The ombre gown is killer stunning and her hair, makeup, and accessories are perfect. 
     #3 – Tina Fey – Oscar de la Renta
    Definitely the best Tina has ever looked! I absolutely adore the woman, but she usually doesn’t have the best sense of style on the red carpet. Imagine how pleasantly surprised I was when I saw her in his stunning gown. So loving this color on her.
     #4 – Hilary Swank – Versace
    Hilary looks like a Greek goddess in this gorgeous gown. I love the draping, details, and color. Plus, her hair looks amazing!

     #5 – Heather Morris – Romona Keveza
    Heather looks oh so pretty in this flowy and feathery (but not too feathery) gown! I love how soft the whole look is.
     #6 – Lea Michele – Oscar de la Renta
    Lea tries again with Oscar de la Renta and this time scores! This gown is so gorgeous and sleek (although I don’t know why she insists on showing so much cleavage). She does look like she’s trying too hard/constipated though. Smile, girl, you don’t want to get Megan Fox-face.
     #7 – Natalie Portman – Azzaro
    Much better than her Golden Globes look, this dress perfectly flatters her baby bump. I’m not a huge fan of her hair or her black handbag and shoes, but I’m so relieved there’s no giant flower on her chest, I’ll let it slide.
     #8 – Rosario Dawson – J. Mendel
    What an amazing color on her! This dress is so lovely and I love her choice in accessories!
     #9 – Claire Danes – Louis Vuitton
    She looks so sweet and pretty, and I like the risk she took in choosing a dress with a print. 
    #10 – Valerie Bertinelli 
    Great hair, great makeup, great dress. I honestly can’t believe this woman is over 50, she looks fabulous.