2016 Oscars Red Carpet

It’s the award show we’ve all been waiting for! Pretty in Pastel, #OscarsSoWhite and Midnight Dreams were three trends of the red carpet at the 88th Academy Awards. Our favorite movie stars brought the entire package from flawless beauty to dazzling jewels and true couture fashion. It was a night that mixed old hollywood glamour with new age trends giving us red carpet fan girls a whole lot to say in hashtags and memes across Twitter.

One of the first stars to arrive was a fashion favorite – Alicia Vikander wearing a custom Louis Vuitton that mimicked princess Belle from Beauty and the Beast and it was totally fabulous. A high low tea to floor bubble hem showed off her dazzling metallic sandals and the strapless neckline accentuated her geometric statement earrings. Her Ariana Grande hair worked with this pastel as she floated across the carpet and on stage to accept her Best Supporting Actress award with class and elegance.

Another best dressed icon of the night was Cate Blanchett, who wore a true work of art. In a completely floral embellished Armani Prive gown and drop-dead diamond drop earrings, she seriously stole the show looking absolutely flawless.

Other pastels included Heidi Klum in a messy Marchesa one shoulder gown and Sophie Turner who looked pretty but safe in Galvan. Daisy Ridley wore Chanel Couture and brought the entire package… almost. Her hair, makeup and jewels worked perfectly with the exquisite hand-beaded dress, but her shoes were a bit distracting from it all.

Other favorites that carried the #OscarsSoWhite trend were Lady Gaga in a Brandon Maxwell pant suit, Priyanka Chopra in Zuhair Murad and Rooney Mara in Givenchy. Olivia Wilde was chic and fashion-forward as always, wearing a pearl encrusted choker, but the dress was a bit too boldly revealing for the Oscars. One wrong move and #FreeTheNipple memes would’ve gone viral. The pleated and plunging Valentino Couture would’ve been perfect for the Vanity Fair after party. Not to mention, it totally looked like a backwards version of Alicia Vikander’s Golden Globes stunning Louis Vuitton number. (Still love ya Liv!)

Brie Larson in Gucci looked pretty and comfortable in lapis blue. Her hair was pulled back  with a vintage beret to match the beautiful embellished belt which was the focal point of her entire look. Sophia Vergara was stunning and sexy in Marchesa, Saroise Ronan repped her homeland in a dazzling deep emerald Calvin Klein number and Mindy Kaling gave us business-in-the-front/party-in-the-back in a black and blue Elizabeth Kennedy gown. Naomi Watts won the midnight goddess award (if there were one) in a sequin, fish-scale, strapless, Armani Prive. She gave us a bold red lip and statement necklace, topping off the entire package as the perfect 10. Other midnight dream gowns included Jennifer Lawrence in a plunging, black, lace Dior favorite and Jennifer Garner looking sexy old Hollywood glam in dark Versace.

Check out the gallery below for a complete red carpet visual recap!

(photos c/o of Getty Images)

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2016 Golden Globes Red Carpet

Last night deemed great fashion success on the red carpet at the most important awards show of 2016 (so far). Our favorite TV and movie stars graced us with a chic and polished presence in shiny sequined fabrics, plunging necklines, creative cutouts, winter whites and deep jewel tones.

Heads were turned and Twitter exploded with the fire emoji and hashtag, #SLAYED the moment Olivia Wilde stepped out of the limo onto the carpet. Wearing custom Michael Kors and adorned with Bulgari jewels, she screamed sexy, confident and fashion-forward with a loose pony and bold pink eyeshadow.

Also on my best dressed list is Alicia Vikander looking effortless, comfortable and feminine in a pleated, shiny, apron-style gown by Louis Vuitton. Sweet and sophisticated – this was the perfect choice to accompany her nomination for The Danish Girl.

Kate Bosworth dazzled in a pink, strapless, Dolce & Gabbana exquisite beauty while her skin was airbrushed perfection. She glowed from all angles with slicked back hair and a sheen soft makeup job. This is the type of all around look you could stare at forever… seriously I can’t stop staring.

Olivia Palermo in Delpozo, Zendaya in Marchesa and Brie Larson in Calvin Klen are also my best dressed this season remaining on trend and true to their style. Even though it was a shock to see J. LO in that much fabric, she took a fashion forward twist in a caped, Giambattista Valli, mustard gown and looked lovely. Laverne Cox in Elizabeth Kennedy, Julianne Moore in Tom Ford and Giuliana Rancic in Alex Perry sum up my dressed list of the 73rd Annual Golden Globes Awards.

See a complete list of my best dressed in the gallery below along with some fashion faux pas and pretty but predictables. (We won’t name names).

 

Red Carpet Roundup – BEST Dressed Emmys 2015

Even though the Emmys are always a bit of a tease until true awards season kicks off after the new year, the fashion definitely is not. Our favorite TV stars didn’t mess around last night with red carpet glamour, beauty and wit. While we won’t talk about our worst dressed picks, we’ll surely fantasize over the fashionistas below that KILLED it on the carpet.

The biggest statement of the night was the queen of chic, Kerry Washington, who attained her mixed metallic, mesh beaded number less than 72 hours after it hit the runway during New York Fashion Week at the Marc Jacobs show (props to her stylist). Next is Sarah Hyland who can do no wrong season after season. Last night she wore an off-the-shoulder Zac Posen gown that hugged her body perfectly. With a fresh cut the Modern Family Star wins class act of the night stunning everyone in sight with her timeless beauty and adorable body.

No meat, no problem and minimal makeup for Lady Gaga who came out on the carpet in a Brandon Maxwell one shoulder gown. Showing just enough skin to stay edgy, Gaga showed off her true natural beauty after all those years of shocking the carpet with over the top costumes, makeup and accessories to make a social statement. January Jones shows us how to pull off the couture green jumpsuit (a VERY difficult thing to do) by Russian designer, Ulyana Sergeenko. In an embellished plunging halter, Game of Thrones star Lena Headey demanded that carpet (as she should with her hit role) in Zuhair Murad. She looks comfortable, fashion forward and effortless. Other favorites of the night were Sarah Paulson in Prabal Gurung who brought the entire package, Ariel Winter in Romona Kevez, Emma Roberts in Jenny Packham and Aubrey Plaza in a sexy Alexadre Vauthier number.

(Photos c/o of New York Mag)

Red Carpet Roundup: OSCARS 2014

Any fashionista that’s a part of the #RedCarpet tweeting cult knows how important awards’ season is in the industry. The styles worn are shown year round in magazines, blogs and the news and the looks are mimicked by department stores and sold across the nation. It’s a business in it’s entirety – but a stylish and I am OBSESSED with it. I am a tweeting machine during the red carpet portion of each award show, and it’s no shock that this year’s Academy Awards ended the season with flair. It was an all around fashionable night with the Vanity Fair after party attracting great style more than ever before. I’ve rounded up the best looks of the night at both the awards & the party and I need help in choosing which event was more fashionable! Take the poll below & tell me what YOU think!

 

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The Iconic “Million Dollar Shoe” is Back

It’s no secret that diamonds are a girl’s best friend. But true fashionistas know that shoes don’t fall too far behind. Ten years ago ladies were able to get the best of both worlds thanks to Stuart Weitzman and his extravagant stiletto that actress Laura Elana Harring had the privilege of wearing to Academy Awards in 2002.  Adorned with 464 diamonds, this heel worth one million dollars was pure bliss to any woman’s eyes. Once our country hit the recession, this ostentatious accessory was off the market because the designer thought it was unfitting in such tough financial times.

Ten years after the debut of “The Million Dollar Shoe,” designer Stuart Weitzman is bringing it back and updating the silhouette. We can’t wait to see the 2012 version called “Millionairess,” on the red carpet at the Oscar’s in a few weeks. It remains a mystery of which Hollywood starlet gets the honor of fulfilling every woman’s dream. But we are predicting it to be a major nominee like Michelle Williams in honor of her role in My Week with Marilyn or possibly Hollywood A-lister, Angelina Jolie, in support of Brad’s big night. Thoughts/feelings/emotions???

The Most Fashionable Closing Ceremony

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Fashion played a HUGE role in this year’s closing ceremony. We are talking an all-out, fabulous and choreographed couture show representing the best of Britain. A few of the industry’s greatest models totally owned that Olympic Stadium stage turned runway in chic, gold, couture numbers designed by Britain’s very own. Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Jourdan Dunn, Georgia May Jagger and Stella Tennant strutted their country’s own amazing threads of Sarah Burton for Alexander Mcqueen, Erdem, Vivienne Westwood, Paul Smith, Burberry and more. The show, full of gold metallics and sequins matched with scoop necks, corsets, and a feather headdress is totally going to be our outfit inspiration for the rest of the month.

The entire ceremony was without a doubt any #FashionGirl’s Olympic dream because shortly after the spectacular couture show, was the highly anticipated 2-song combo performance by the reunited Spice Girls. It was pretty MAJOR and had us off the couch recreating the “Wannabe” music video to our absolute favorite girl group of all time (fully dressed for the occasion in our 90’s platforms and denim miniskirts).  The girls also stuck to British designers for their stage looks for an all around true representation of their nation’s pop art.

The extravaganza was an over-the-top British hall of fame showcasing the country’s most pronounced talent. But above all, it surely marked Britain as a fashion competitor of the world… watch out New York, Paris and Milan, the British are coming and are fully armed in fabulousness!

Glitz, Glamour & A National Championship

While all the football bros here in ­New York can’t stop talking about the Giants’ big win, we can’t stop talking about last night’s half-time show. No, we are not here to gossip about any controversial gestures that may or may not have been made by any of the performers; but on a more fabulous note, the glitz and glamour of last night’s costumes.

Egyptian-inspired designs seemed to be the theme of the night keeping things fierce and flashy in shining gold.

Madonna proved to be young at heart in a gold headdress, black thigh highs and a pleated cheerleader mini. Living up to her iconic name, we expected nothing less than Givenchy Couture and Bulgari, while her sidekicks, Nicki and M.I.A, sported insanely chic Erickson Beamon headpieces. My favorite part was the quick glimpse we got of her bedazzled underwear as she cartwheeled across the stage.

The costumes and performances were all over the place with jewels, animal prints and glitter. Less is never more when it comes to Madonna. Even though there were mixed performance reviews, for the first time in awhile, the Superbowl half-time show ensembles may have outshined the game itself.

It’s a surprise every year of what’s going to happen during half-time, and we can’t decide what was more outrageous – Cee Lo’s black sequin robe or M.I.A’s obscene actions… we’ll leave you to be the judge of that one.

Until then, congratulations to all Giants fans! The city is gleaming today of victory (almost as much as Madonna’s opening, gold, glittery number).