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    2017 Oscars Best Dressed

    2017 Oscars Best Dressed // The Geeky Fashionista

    I think this is the earliest I’ve ever put up a Best Dressed list! Yay – go me!! I really haven’t been feeling very well all week (meaning no annual Oscars viewing party with friends for me) so it’s been a bit difficult doing, well, anything but seeing as how I’m leaving in 2 days to go to AUSTRALIA (!!!), I really wanted to push myself to get this post up ASAP. 

    Anyway…the Oscars were this past Sunday and despite being majorly sick in bed, I was still able to watch (and tweet) the broadcast in real time! And what an Oscars it was! Of course, there was that infamous Best Picture snafu we’ve all heard about by now… Despite that, overall, I thought it was a really good show and that Jimmy Kimmel did a great job hosting.

    La La Land was one of my Top 5 Films of the year but I was glad to see one of my other favorites, Hacksaw Ridge, getting some love and taking home 2 awards. I’m usually pretty spot on with my Oscars predictions each year but this year with 18 out of 24, I was a bit off. Some winners threw me for a loop (i.e. Suicide Squad) and others (Fantastic Beasts, Hacksaw Ridge, Arrival) I was genuinely happy to be wrong about.

    But this post is about FASHION so let’s talk about that. There were some real stunners on the red carpet. I miss my flowy gowns of awards shows past, but it’s definitely interesting to see how fashion evolves over the years. The biggest color trends I saw were lots of metallics (especially gold), black, white, and red. There were also lots of long sleeves, high slits, high necklines, low plunging necklines, capes, and velvet!

    Who worked these trends the best? Keep reading for my Oscars Best Dressed List!

    Also be sure to check out my red carpet posts from past years.

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    2017 Golden Globes Best Dressed

    Golden Globes Best Dressed // The Geeky Fashionista

    Awards season is in full swing and you know what that means! It’s time for my annual red carpet Best Dressed lists! We’re starting things off with last Sunday’s Golden Globes ceremony where La La Land received a totally deserved record-breaking 7 wins! Seriously, if you haven’t seen this movie yet…Go. See. It. As for the fashion (because that’s what this post is about), I was really feeling a lot of the looks this year! There were more plunging necklines than I’ve ever seen at one show, but they were done very tastefully and different so it never seemed like we were seeing the same thing over and over again. Other trends we saw were lots of sparkle, metallics, and the color yellow.

    Keep reading to see my top 10 Best Dressed Golden Globes picks!

    Also be sure to check out my red carpet posts from past years.

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    2016 Oscars: Best Dressed

    Sorry this is so late! I haven’t done as many Best Dressed Lists as years past, but I couldn’t NOT do a post for the biggest red carpet fashion event of the year! Instead of a Top 10, I’m going to do my top 5 looks from Oscars Night (with an honorable mention thrown in) and then my top 5 from the Vanity Fair after party – I think I liked those looks even more!
    #1 – Isla Fisher – Marchesa
    WHY hasn’t this dress received more attention? I haven’t seen it on a SINGLE Best Dressed list and that’s such a shame because it’s simply beautiful. Isla’s whole look is ON POINT. She looks flawless. The hair, the makeup, the subtle accessories, the simple thin belt – I love it all! I don’t normally like dresses with prints, but this is soooo elegant and lovely. It might not be the most traditional “glamorous” or risk-taking gown, but STILL. Again, how did this go under the radar??
    #2 – Saoirse Ronan – Calvin Klein
    Saoirse went from a pretty girl to a stunning woman in this gorgeous emerald gown! The color truly brings out her eyes and perfectly complements her skin. Her soft and natural makeup and hair balance the look’s sexiness with it’s plunging necklace and revealing back.
    #3 – Priyanka Chopra – Zuhair Murad
    Such an exquisite gown with beautiful detailing. Love the accessories and subtle makeup. 
    #4 – Alicia Vikander – Louis Vuitton 
    I’m not a fan of the balloon skirt hem, but the rest of the dress is so pretty and yellow looks wonderful on her. I also adore the statement earrings.
    #5 – Jennifer Garner – Atelier Versace
    This makes my list more for the fact that Jen looks absolutely stunning than so much the dress which is still pretty but not exactly my taste. The half-half look of the dress is different but a bit odd to me – I think I probably would have liked it more if it just chose one look for both sides.
    Honorable Mention – Tina Fey – Atelier Versace
    My queen looked so elegant in this beautiful purple gown. I’m not sure about the necklace with blue jewels – I probably would have just left the neck bare like many other ladies or worn an all silver or crystal necklace.
    Who made your Best Dressed List?
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    Oscars Viewing Party!

    Hope everyone had a wonderful Oscars weekend! My friend Lee goes all out every year to put on the most amazing Oscars Viewing Party and this year was by far the best year yet! Decorations, food, photo wall, Oscars pool, Best Dressed award, trivia, sponsors, the most amazing friends – this party had it all.

    How handsome is my man in a suit?? I am one lucky lady!

    How our Oscars pool went down – Ballots with our predictions were promptly turned in at 5:30pm at the start of the show. Various attendees – myself included – were appointed as “judges” to score a handful of ballots (of course not our own) as winners were announced. At the end of the show, each judge announces their highest score and then the winner and runner up are revealed. I tend to be pretty good when it comes to these things, but I hadn’t predicted Mad Max to win the Sound categories and as a result tied for second with 16 out of 24 correct predictions. I didn’t mind though because I was really happy my boyfriend came in first with 17/24. First place prize was The Martian on Blu-Ray and second was The Good Dinosaur on Blu-Ray.

    This year’s Best Dressed Award went to my lovely friend Holli who looked stunning in a white floor length gown. Unfortunately, I forgot to ask her where she got it from.
    As I did last year, I made a makeshift gown by wearing a long sheer skirt (from Urban Outfitters) with a bustier top. I bought the gold sequin top on sale in college several years ago at a boutique but have never worn it – I can never find the right occasion, but the Oscars seemed perfect! Since the skirt is sheer and the corset showed underneath, I wore a pair of black high-waisted leggings. I kept accessories simple with just a pair of Forever 21 earrings I recently purchased. My hair genie sister put my hair up in a high ponytail and curled the ends. For makeup, I used my Urban Decay Smokey Palette and my new favorite Rimmel lipstick. I might post a more detailed makeup post later ^^

    A few highlights/thoughts from this year…
    Chris Rock’s opening monologue – I thought he did a great job as host.
    R2-D2, C-3PO, and BB-8!!! I loved seeing my favorite droids on stage!
    Louis CK for next year’s host! He is hilarious.
    Seeing Leonard Nimoy in the Memorium tribute hit me HARD right in the feels.
    Lady Gaga’s chilling and powerful performance.
    And of course, Leo finally, FINALLY winning his much deserved Oscar. And Kate Winslet’s teary face as he gave his acceptance speech.
    Although not technically having to do with the Oscars, after the party I went up to our friend John and Holli’s apartment to meet their new ragdoll kitten named LEO (so it’s somewhat Oscars relevant) and he is absolutely adorable and makes me miss my kitty even more than I already do.

    And then lowlights…
    Star Wars not winning anything – I for sure thought it would at least get Visual Effects. Where did Ex Machina come from?

    Quick plug: Our friend Andrew owns a company that makes handcrafted wooden sunglasses in Venice Beach, CA. Sounds amazing, right? Well, they are ^^ and I’d love it if you’d check out his website or Instagram page @MaverickEyewear <3 (totally not paid or sponsored, just wanting to give a shout out to a friend!)
    What did you all think of this year’s Oscars?

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    2016 People’s Choice Awards: Top 3 Best Dressed

    Every year, the People’s Choice Awards kicks off awards season (although, in my opinion, it doesn’t officially start until the Golden Globes) and every year I am 1) baffled by the amount of award categories, 2) baffled by almost all of the winners of said numerous categories, and 3) disappointed with the red carpet fashion (at least as a whole – there have been a few gems here and there). I don’t know if the stars are intentionally lowering our expectations so they can surprise us at the bigger upcoming award shows or what but I’m always underwhelmed and this year more so than any other in the last 5 years. In years past, I’ve done a Top 5, but this year it’s down to three:
    1.     Kate Hudson – Galvan – It’s classic, it’s chic – it’s nothing all that special, but she’s rocking it so confidently I gotta give it up to her. Plus, I love the hair, makeup, and lack of distracting accessories. In a sea of fashion that had a lot going on, I found it’s simplicity refreshing.
    2.     Allison Brie – I don’t know who the designer is, but that might be for the best as I’m not exactly a huge fan of the dress itself. I think the color is great on her and I love her hair and makeup, but the top part of the dress is just…awkward. I’ve looked at several photos of it and yep, it’s a weird fit, but since it was slim pickings for me this year it still makes my list.
    3.   Julianne Hough – KaufmanFranco – I would’ve loved to have seen this dress in white or gold (along with no top knot and softer makeup), black just seems so…harsh. It’s still an incredible gown with a great fit that looks amazing on her body, I just wish the whole look wasn’t so severe.
     I will admit, I have very specific fashion tastes so if you did like the red carpet fashion, good for you, it just wasn’t my particular cup of tea. Here’s hoping I have better luck tomorrow with the Golden Globes!
    Check out my People’s Choice Best Dressed Lists from years past: 20142013, 2012, 2011.
    What did you think of the red carpet fashion?
    Best Dressed, Emma Stone, Fashion, Golden Globes, Red Carpet

    2015 Golden Globes Best Dressed

    The Golden Globes happened this past week and with that we are officially in awards season! As usual, I did not catch the live broadcast, but instead stayed up to date on all the red carpet goodness and winners through Twitter.  Highlights for me included: Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosting because they are flawless and should host everything and, yes, women can be funny; Gina Rodriguez‘s win for Jane the Virgin because she’s a wonderfully charming actress in a wonderfully charming and underrated show and the win was totally deserved (and historical! as it was the CW’s first ever Globe win); How To Train Your Dragon 2‘s win for Best Animated Feature because while I do LOVE me some The Lego Movie, this movie was just magical and gave me all the feels; and Matt Bomer‘s win because it gave me the opportunity to see more of Matt Bomer. Anyway, this is a fashion post, so let’s talk fashion. Here are my totally random top picks for Best Dressed at the Golden Globes.
    Emma Stone – Lanvin
    Not sure how I feel about that giant bow/cape thing, but it does add something and leave it to Emma to always try something different and look fashion forward and fresh. I wouldn’t love this nearly as much if it were dress.
    Jenna Dewan-Tatum – Carolina Herrera
    I’m surprised how much I loved the color yellow at the Globes. Also surprised at how much I love this dress as the shape is a little odd especially around the middle. I think Jenna’s just really working it, the contrast with her dark hair is fantastic.
     Reese Witherspoon – Calvin Klein
    Simple, classic, elegant – very Reese.
     Naomi Watts – Gucci
    New trend alert! Snake necklaces are in (Kate Beckinsale also rocked one at the AMAs) as is the aforementioned color yellow.
     Lupita Nyong’o – Giambattista Valli
    I love how much fun Lupita has with her red carpet fashion choices, especially when it comes to color! You know she’s always going to pop and look lovely in whatever she wears and this was no exception. Such a show stopper. Also her, makeup is divine.

    Leslie Mann – KAUFMANFRANCO
    More yellow! Love the surprise pop of green in the earrings and clutch!
    Kate Beckinsale – Elie Saab
    Kate looks gorgeous as usual. I love the sparkly top, the flawy bottom, and the accessories (big earrings are a guilty pleasure of mine even if not always flattering). My favorite little detail are the black nails – something so small yet I feel like it just elevates the look to another level.
    Amy Adams – Atelier Versace
    Super safe – I feel like she’s worn something like this many times before, but the color is just oh so perfect on her.
    What are your Best Dressed picks?
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    2014 AMAs: Top 5 Best Dressed

    Overall, fashion at the 2014 American Music Awards were a disappointment with too many tacky outfits, however, the few ensembles I did like were gems. Also, if this awards show is any indication, the spray tan salons of LA will be doing very well this winter. 
    #1 – Selena Gomez (performance) – Giorgio Armani
    Selena’s red carpet look was a rare miss for her in my eyes (what happened, girl?), but she made it up to me and then some with this stunning blush-colored gown during the show. It has an ethereal but subdued quality to it that was perfect for her emotionally raw and haunting performance. Also loved the soft, neutral makeup and simple half-up, half-down hair. Hands-down, my favorite look of the night.
    #2 – Taylor Swift – Michael Kors
    I can always count on Taylor to stun on the red carpet. I absolutely adore what the emerald green is doing for her, really complementing her flawless hair and makeup. Taylor is known for her girly and feminine looks, but I like how this shows a different, more grown-up side to her, while still being youthful and fresh. I’m not the biggest fan of the illusion neckline but I don’t hate it here. Overall, I think she looks super chic and classy.
    #3 – Kate Beckinsale – Kaufmanfranco
    I was happily surprised to see the forever youthful and beautiful Kate Beckinsale at the AMAs. As I’ve said in the past, this woman would look gorgeous in a garbage bag and would somehow also make it look elegant, but we’ve never had to come to that as she also has impeccable style. Kate looked totally on point in her slinky white backless gown with plunging neckline, side cut outs,  statement snake necklace, and high ponytail. This look is the perfect balance of classy and sexy – something Kate excels at and something young Hollywood should take note of.
    #4 – Fergie – Halston
    Fergie is usually a miss for me, but this is probably one of her best looks yet. She looked glamorous yet edgy in her sleek black gown with it’s halter top, high slit, and metallic accents, perfect for the event. I love how the look is balanced with pretty, fresh makeup and long soft waves.
    #5 – Karlie Kloss – Pamella Roland
    It took me some time to decide who should round out my Top 5 as I wasn’t too impressed with many of the other red carpet looks. Upon searching for event pictures of T-Swift, I came across photos of her BFF Karlie wearing this knee-length, crop top 2-piece. It’s nothing super innovative, but I like that it’s fun and event and age appropriate with it’s bit of edge and sexiness.
    What was your favorite AMAs look?
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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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    2013 Emmy’s Fashion Review

    Hey guys! So as usual, I do not have a TV to watch award shows but I DO have Twitter that gives me every little detail the second it happens so it feels like I’m watching it in real time – except there are so many tweets to go through, I’m actually about an hour or so behind so not really. I still got to experience all the ups and down of watching Claire Danes and Modern Family win their respective categories AGAIN (not that it’s undeserved or anything, I just like to share the love), Merritt Weaver’s hilarious blink and miss it acceptance speech, and overwhelming satisfying feeling of seeing Breaking Bad take home Best Drama (this show is nearly flawless television and in my opinion should win everything).
    However, this post is about fashion and that’s what we’re going to talk about. I usually do a Top 10 Best, sometimes Worst, Dressed List, but this year I found myself commenting on the looks as the pictures showed up on my Twitter feed so I thought I would go ahead and just post my thoughts on a handful of these looks – Parts 2 and 3 will follow. Maybe later I’ll round it up for a Top 5 Best and Worst Dressed.
    Anna Faris – Monique Lhuillier
    Oh Monique (she’s my dream wedding dress designer), you make the prettiest gowns. Anna reminds me a little of Emma Stone here (not a bad thing), and I do like the bold yellow color on her but I am not feeling the blunt bangs.
    Zooey Deschanel – J. Mendel
    Zooey’s hair looks so perfect and bouncy (and does anyone else see Alexis Bledel or am I just imagining celebs as other celebs today?), but she can do better than this dress. It’s boring, the wrong color, and that thing on the side is so random and tacky. Plus the slit on the side which is supposed to give the conservative-looking dress some sexiness, just looks awkward and unflattering from the side.
    Sofia Vergara – Vera Wang
    The curve-hugging, plunging neckline, mermaid-flaired silhouette is pretty much Sofia’s staple and something we’ve all seen from her before but she works it SO well so why stop? I do like the added all-over lace detailing and the multi-colored earrings. I usually prefer wavy hair in front of the ears not behind, but I can understand when you’re rocking that kind of bling you want to show it off.
    Anna Gunn – Romona Keveza
    YES YES YES!!! This is what I’m talking about!! STUH-NING!!! Who even knew Skyler White  could look this good?! Love love love!! Hair, makeup, gown, accessories – all a big fat WIN in my book!! 
    Rose Byrne – Calvin Klein
    Woah, someone’s gone blonde! I loved her dark locks, but I’m kinda digging this whole look. It’s so…fresh and soft and girly (although can we please a smile? you’re so much prettier when you smile, Rose). Although this dress totally looks like something out of Gwyneth Paltrow’s closet – except she would’ve gone with stick straight hair instead – I really like it. It’s polished and sleek with just the right amount of sexiness with the cropped top.
    Melissa Rauch – Rubin Singer
    Melissa, you are looking so Taylor here with your cute bangs and pretty smile (I swear I’m not doing this on purpose)…except much more miniature and…and I kinda like it. The teal earrings paired with the royal purple are actually really awesome. And while I don’t quite like the mesh on the torso, the color is gorgeous against her lovely pale skin and she just looks so put together and pretty.
    Jessica Pare
     What is this?? Okay, okay, I will admit, I love the color, but EVERYTHING else about this gown… Actually, everything else below the shoulders – those shoes?? WHAT THE–??? No. Top too low, sides too wide, too much crinkled wrinkly-looking material, I don’t know what’s going on with the torso, and again why those black shoes??
    Carrie Underwood – Romona Keveza
    Carrie!! You are usually at the top of my Best Dressed list!!! Yes, you do look pretty…but you can do SO much better!! It looks like a prom gown or the dress on your Holiday Barbie! Your hair and makeup are flawless and you look good in this color along with every other color of the rainbow but that still does not excuse this decision…but I guess I’ll just let you make it up to me next time.
    Elisabeth Moss – Andrew Gn
    Beautiful! So simple, chic, and classy, and I love the bright red lips and super blonde hair – probably the best she’s ever looked. I guess I’m feeling the black and white trend tonight.
    Heidi Klum – Versace
    NO. WHY??? #IHateIt It looks like a blood-covered praying mantis/velociraptor is staring at me on your chest/torso and it’s creeping me out. Also, that cannot be comfortable.
    What did you think of the Emmys Fashion? Part 2 coming soon!
    Best Dressed, Fashion, MTV Movie Awards, Red Carpet

    2013 MTV Movie Awards: Best Dressed

    Yes, the MTV Movie Awards were last week so this post is a little late but I couldn’t help putting together a little best dressed list of my favorite looks from the crazy and unpredictable night.
    Kylie Jenner
    LOVE LOVE LOVE!! Kylie here manages to look youthful, chic, and sophisticated. I am totally loving the two-piece crop top look and can’t wait to give this trend a try once it warms up a bit here in NYC. I also loved how she accessorized the outfit with a gold chunky necklace, simple bracelets, and nude pumps. Perfection.
    Selena Gomez – Julien Macdonald
    Selena channeled J-Lo in a stunning gold fringed Julien Macdonald mini dress. I like that she tried to change things up a bit with an edgy do’ but I can’t say I loved it with this look. I would’ve preferred her usual perfect loose waves, but props for taking a risk.
    Emma Watson – Maxine Simoen
    The recipient of the “Trailblazer” award stuck to her tried-and-true printed mini dress with black heels  formula, but I can’t complain because it’s so cute, fun, and flirty.
    Holland Roden – Donna Karan
    This dress might seem a lot more demure in comparison to a lot of the other crazy and colorful looks on the red carpet, but I love it! It’s deceptively simple – but with it’s A-line skirt, deep v-neck, and organza paneling, it’s fun and young. Combine that with her sleek pushed back hair, fresh-faced makeup, and black and white color-block peeptoes and you’ve got a killer look!
    Karlie Kloss – Cushnie Et Ochs
    Again, with the two-piece crop top and pencil skirt look – and, again, I LOVE it!! Like Kylie, Karlie looks oh so chic while showing off her killer body and that top fits her so well it’s like a second skin.
    Nicole “Snookie” Polizzi – Snooki Couture
    I can’t believe I wrote that, but it’s true – the new mom pulled it together and showed off her post-baby body in a gown from her own collection. Yes, you read that right – Snooki has her own clothing line. 
    Really, another Jersey Shore member? What are you on, Amanda? Alas, while JWoww does seem to be spilling out of the top of her dress, I adore the gown itself. Just stunning.
    What did you guys think?

    BAFTAS, Best Dressed, Fashion, Jennifer Lawrence, Red Carpet

    2013 BAFTAs: Best Dressed

    I was pretty underwhelmed by the fashion at the BAFTAs, thus, I decided to only post my three favorite looks from the night. I love how they are so different from each other.
     Jessica Chastain – Roland Mouret
    Brilliant color on her!
     Anne Hathaway – Burberry
    I miss her long hair, but this is so chic!
    Jennifer Lawrence – Christian Dior Couture
    Love this girly gown on her and that smoky eye is incredible.
    What was your favorite BAFTA look?