My apologies for the delay of my latest post. I've been on a doctor prescribed metabolic detox diet and it has zapped my energy, but now I'm at the tail end of it! So without further delay, let's get to it!
The awards season is in full swing now and I have narrowed down my choices for the Best Dressed at the 2019 Critics Choice Awards.
Kristen Bell showed off her slender physique with this Pre-Fall 2019 Indigo Silk Sleeveless gown by Cushnie. I love the deep V mesh neckline that meets the upside down V trim, creating a lengthening effect for this petite actress. I also love the rich blue color and weighty drape of the fabric.
In a see of blue, black, and white Michelle Yeoh stood out in this crimson gown. It too has a lovely drape, especially for that train from the one shoulder. The flower is the perfect accent to this minimalist look, too. (I have looked high and low on the internet for the name of the designer and can't find it, so if you, dear reader, know please message me! I'd love to give credit where credit is due!)
Another minimalist, but spectacular look, is this Michael Kors gown worn by Mandy Moore. The sexy cutouts at the sides show off her tiny waist and are balanced with long sleeves. (Show skin, ladies, but the right amount!) The dazzle is upped with the all over sequin fabric. Love this look! Bravo!
Julia Roberts is becoming the pants queen of the red carpet (well, in this case blue). She rocked it in this Louis Vuitton ensemble. I love the combo of svelte tuxedo suit and floor-length ball gown with this look. It's so unique! I'm hopeful she's gearing up for a similar look at the Academy Awards, but with multiple layers or tiers of ruffles on the skirt!
I love this Armani Privé gown worn by Nicole Kidman. It's somehow a minimalist look meets avante garde. Extremely unique, and I love how the silhouette unexpectedly changes depending on the angle you look at it.
This Givenchy gown worn by Charlize Theron is one of my favorites! It's very unique compared to everything else worn at the event, plus it has a reverse ombre effect, something not everyone, but statuesque Ms. Theron could pull off. I love the pleating of the fabric as well! It's draped beautifully, accentuating her frame.
I can't really declare one favorite look at this event as I love so many, but this Prada dress worn by the lovely Emily Blunt is definitely high up there! The silhouette is simple, but with all the embellishments and Ms. Blunt's beautiful figure, it can be. The white fabric combined with the crystal rhinestones gives it a very angelic look. In fact, it reminds me a lot of the piece monte costumes I assisted making for the Las Vegas show, La Reve. The jewel encrusted neckline could have been too much, but the lines are thin and simple and just right.
Last, but certainly not least, is Betty Gilpin in this gorgeous gown by J. Mendel. First, I love this silhouette, as it reminds me of the Black Swan-esque gown I designed for Circus Couture in 2013. I love that from farther away this dress seems simple, but when you get closer you see all the rows of ruffles on the skirt. I do believe, though, the designer missed an opportunity for pockets in the side seams. I do love pockets on dresses, but that's me. It's still a fantastic dress and I love i!
Awards season is definitely upon us! After the blackout at the Golden Globes it was nice to see color galore at the Critics Choice Awards 2018. Below are my favorite looks from the event.
Wonder Woman shined in this gorgeous silver Prada gown! It's elegant and powerful, perfect for our heroine to accept the award for Best Action Film!
For some reason Angelina Jolie in Ralph and Russo has shown up on both worst and best dressed lists. Perhaps this is a love it or hate it dress. In that case, I love it! I love designing with feathers and the asymetrical hem gives a flirty, modern feel.
Some worst dressed lists out there have called out celebrities for being too casual for a black-tie affair. Sorry, but the Critics Choice isn't the black-tie affair the Globes or Academy Awards are. Laura Dern's Balmain ensemble perfectly straddles the line of formal and casual chic. The peak of her lace bra takes a deep v-neck from vampy to flirty.
This dress by Oscar de la Renta and Tyler Ellis didn't grab me at first, not until I saw a better photograph of it. After digesting it a little I really love it! It's really fun and flirty with the sheerness of it, and sophisticated at the same time. The Critics Choice Awards is a fun and more light-hearted event than the Globes and this dress captured that perfectly.
I love the ethereal quality of this dress, but with the punch of pink. The uneven hem and color lends to a youthful and adorable dress up vibe, but the fitted bodice and perfect styling make it mature and refined.
Sarah Hyland's look here makes me think of Carrie Bradshaw in the opening credits of Sex and the City. The Naeem Khan look is simple, but fun.
I've never considered Laurie Metcalf a style icon, but here she is looking ultra glamorous. I love this look from head to toe. She nailed her look for the Golden Globes and she did it again here. I also love that she's wearing designers on the rise. Shout out to her stylist, whoever you are! I can't wait to see what she wears next!
My favorite look of the night goes to Jaimie Alexander in this Georges Chakra dress. The train of the dress makes it elegant while the shorter hem in front shows off Jaimie's great legs. The deep v neckline and nude underlay of the dress gives the illusion of showing a lot of skin, but that gorgeous train balances it out.
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