Thursday, January 15, 2015

Golden Globes Gems

Guess who got caught up in a Netflix binge and missed the Globes? I didn't even catch the red carpet!  So, for the last few days, my “FOMO” has kicked in completely and I have been all over the internet looking at dresses…and judging!

Simple and elegant are always my favorite looks.  You have to wear the clothes, not the other way around, especially when it comes to evening wear.  Here are some of the stars that looked good at the Globes.

I am always happy to see this lady on a red carpet! I am a bit biased when it comes to Jen because she is my friend in my head.  She kept it simple and sexy and she looked great in Saint Laurent! Good job, my friend in my head! :) 

Julianne Moore is all sparkly and cute in Givenchy Haute Couture.  I love the sparkle and like that the dress plays with the fringe trend from fall.  This is a great example of including a trend into a classic silhouette!

Prada really should do more gowns.  Ruth Wilson looked really pretty in this modern classic.  I love the clean lines in this dress and the seams in Prada pieces are always impeccable.  

Tiny Fey, in Antonio Berardi,and Amy Poehler, in Stella McCartney
This dress Amy Poehler is wearing on stage should have been her red carpet dress.  I made this same comment about one of her looks last year, too.  Hey, Amy!  I’m available to dress you!  I guarantee, you’ll kill it on the red carpet if I do!  She should have hit that carpet in this piece and just stood there for a good 10 minutes with her hands on her hips like Wonder Woman!  That’s what I would have done, anyway!
I love that these funny ladies are also just that – ladies, and they look incredible all the time.

Pants are a risk, but Lorde made it work in Narciso Rodriguez! She is super cute and Royals is still one of my favorite songs!

I’m just going to go on and say it!  These young girls are having a hard time nowadays because women all over (not just celebrities) are aging fantastically! Just about everybody on my dressed list is over 40 and I did not do that on purpose!

Dame Helen is gorgeous in Dolce and Gabbana! I just love her! 

Lena got it right this time in Zac Posen!  That’s all…

Another funny lady who always nails it on the red carpet is Julia Louis-Dreyfus.  She looked white hot in a custom Narciso Rodriguez.

Katie Holmes looked beautiful in a custom Marchesa gown in my favorite color!

Quvenzhan√© Wallis steals the show in custom Giorgio Armani. I have heard good things about Annie and can’t wait to see it!  One of my friends keeps calling it “Black Annie” like there’s another version currently out there in theaters or something. 

Christine Baranski was gorgeous in Zac Posen.

In  Prada. 
He could have been wearing a jumpsuit from the flea market and still make any list I create!  This just happens to be his first red carpet appearance that I've managed to catch!  #leswoon

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Remembering an Icon

It should come as no surprise that window shopping is one of my favorite things to do. I enjoy looking at the stories merchandisers and artists create – especially in Manhattan (think, Louis Vuitton, Spring 2009). The one boutique that never disappoints and is always breathtaking with just one dress is none other than Oscar de la Renta. His beautiful dresses are evidence of his love and appreciation of the female form. Senor de la Renta was a global treasure and will be greatly missed. Thankfully, we will always have the dresses; the glorious and stunning works of art. 

 As I browsed the web and read the tributes from the major media outlets, I was intrigued by how quickly writers and editors could pick their favorite pieces or his “best creations”. I mean, I don’t think I have ever seen an Oscar de la Renta dress that I did not like. I don’t think I could ever pick a favorite or even a collection of favorites. Thank you, Mr. de la Renta, for loving women and making us look and feel beautiful. Rest well!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Emmys 2014

It’s been too long since I've posted! What better way to come back than to dish about the Emmys Red Carpet! It is always a highlight for me to look at the beautiful dresses on the carpet during the glamorous award shows and this year’s carpet did not disappoint. Once again, my best dressed picks are proof of my theory that less is definitely more. When you are putting together your ensembles for any occasion, you want to be wearing your clothes, not the other way around! The great Coco Chanel reminds us, “Dress shabbily and they remember the dress, dress impeccably, and they remember the woman”. Plenty of ladies got it right on the Red Carpet. Below are a few of my favorites from the night. I had lots of favorite looks. Narrowing it down was hard!

Kerry Washington in Prada! 
Did she really just have a whole baby?

Julia Roberts in Elie Saab Haute Couture 

I really want to hate Camila Alves (Mrs. McConaughey).
But she's gorgeous.
And always owns the Red Carpet.
Here, she's wearing Zuhair Murad.
Mr. Alves is wearing Dolce and Gabbana! 
Love the blue!

Halle Berry in Elie Saab.

Debra Messing, in Angel Sanchez

Julie Bowen, in Peter Som
I'm a sucker for a print gown!

Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Carolina Herrera.

Natalie Dormer from Game of Thrones, in J. Mendel

Special mention goes to “BLOSSOM”, also known as “Amy Farrah Fowler”, also known as Dr. Mayim Bialik!  I saw her doing an interview and she mentioned that stylists and designers in Hollywood don’t want to dress her because she won’t wear a dress without sleeves.  I wish she would hire me!  I would gladly welcome the challenge! I love a great strapless or halter ball gown, but there is also nothing wrong with a pretty gown that covers a girl’s arms – especially when you have to attend formal events when it’s cold or if you, like Dr. Mayim, simply don’t wish to bare much skin.  Good for you for staying true to yourself.  I was inspired by your words!

As always, I am forever grateful to for their incredible photos!