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!
The 70th annual Emmy Awards were last night and the attendees did not disappoint on the gold (not red) carpet! There were so many stunning gowns and ensembles it was difficult to narrow down my favorites.
She may have been suffering from bronchitis last night, but that didn't stop Allison Janney from looking flawless in this sequined Prabal Gurung gown. The violet color was a nice contrast on the gold carpet. It also stood out amongst the many attendees who wore either black or white. I love the ruching at the waist accenting her gorgeous figure and the two different types of sleeves.
Thandie Newton graced the gold carpet in this pink Brandon Maxwell gown. The silhouette showed off her svelte figure, while the train added to Thandie's natural elegance. Of course, she had the best accessory of all - Emmy himself. Congrats on your first Emmy award, Thandie!
It may be after Labor Day, but that didn't stop many attendees from rocking white gowns on the gold carpet. First is Kristen Bell in this body hugging Solace London gown. I love the straight across neckline paired with sleeves, not a common look for a formal gown. Her slicked back hair and minimal jewelry paired nicely with this dress. I'm glad she opted to go without a necklace which would have distracted from this unique neckline.
Next up in the sea of white gowns is Angela Bassett who looks phenomenal at 60 years old! She rocked this dramatic Azzia and Osta gown while presenting the emmy award for lead actress in a comedy series. I love the structural accent which in no way obstructed the sleekness of this gown.
The last of my favorite white dresses is this Ralph & Russo gown worn by Jessica Biel. I love the drapey overlay skirt and train. I also love the different sizes of the print and their placements on the dress!
I love love LOVE this Zuhair Murad Couture ensemble! The deep plunging beaded jacket is belted to draw in her waist with a feather peplum and drapey, open skirt. Only someone with gorgeous stems like Keri Russell could pull off slits that high. This gown and silhouette is very unexpected and I love it!
This Zac Posen Resort 2019 gown worn by Joey King ties for first of my favorite 2018 Emmy looks! I love the intricate draping in the bodice - front and back! The design comes together in a V in the back flaunting her gorgeous figure. That multi-layered tulle skirt is a fairytale come true and I LOVE that the photographers grabbed a shot of her twirling in it on the gold carpet! Bravo!!!!!
My other favorite look of the night is this all over jewel embellished Christian Siriano gown worn by Angela Sarafyn! I love the unique, but simple neckline paired with long, dreamy skirt! She looked like an angel floating on the gold carpet! Just fantastic!
Fashion & costumes.