I am so excited the new year is here! 2019 was a rough year and I'm so glad to have it behind me. I'm back to blogging with my best dressed picks from the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards!
I love seeing Helen Mirren on the red carpet! She always looks stylish and comfortable while having a blast and wearing this burgundy Dior gown was no different. This look proves that off the shoulder styles can look great at any age. The 3/4 length sleeve keeps the style from looking too formal and the contrasting underskirt was a fun reveal when she twirled.
Last, but not least my favorite look is Joey King in this amazing dress by Iris Van Herpen. I love the optical illusion created by the print of the fabric and the shape of the dress. What's even trickier is the curvature of the lines beginning at the waist and extending down into the hips that create a flattering silhouette verses a bulky one. I also love the unique sleeve/cape piece as well.
The celebrities did not disappoint on the red carpet at the Academy Awards and the same is true for the Vanity Fair After Party.
I love this gold, metallic Dundas dress worn by Vanessa Hudgens. It's fitted and draped beautifully with the unexpected cutout at the torso. I love the flower at the neckline creating balance with the high slit of the skirt.
This black and blue Zuhair Murad dress worn by Jennifer Lopez is so fantastic. The fabric is colored and pleated to mimic feathers, perfectly accentuating Ms. Lopez's curvaceous figure.
You all know I'm a sucker for feathers so I adore this Oscar de la Renta dress worn by Lupita Nyong'o. I love the airy quality of the ostrich feathers, adding to the fun and lightness of the garment. The black belt synches Ms. Nyong'o in so she's not drowning in feathers, too.
My favorite look happens to go to one of my favorite actresses as well. I'm so happy to see Caitriona Balfe top my list in this gorgeous Dundas dress. I love the unexpected heart-shape cutouts in the midriff of this metallic gown, as well as the shoulder pads changing the silhouette. I also love these Ana Khouri earrings which are so chic and so unique. Fantastic look overall!
There were so many fantastic gowns at the SAG Awards that I can't choose a favorite! I honestly, equally love ALL of these picks!
Julia Garner wore this gorgeous aquamarine gown by Zac Posen. I love the scattered flower design on the fabric to add texture and the Victorian-esque silhouette. It's both elegant for the awards show and chic for this up and coming actress.
Sandra Oh picked up a SAG Award for her work in Killing Eve while wearing the Ophelia gown by Jenny Packham. I love the combination of fabrics, the embellished main dress with the crepe drape that cascades into an attached train. It's very elegant and unique.
This Ellie Saab gown worn by Michelle Yeoh combines two of my favorite designs - a feather skirt and jeweled bodice! This sophisticated gown is only enhanced by Ms. Yeoh's grace.
Susan Kelechi Watson was a ray of sunshine in this fun and flirty Christian Siriano gown. Not everyone can pull off yellow, but Ms. Watson does it beautifully. I love the second photo, showing just how fresh this dress was in a sea of black suits and backdrops.
I love love LOVE this white Dior couture gown worn by Lady Gaga! The fabric color and floaty skirt are angelic while the attached shorts and deep v frayed neckline are edgy - very Gaga!
Laverne Cox dazzled in this stunning crimson Zac Posen gown! I love the silouette with the drapey sleeve. I think I need to incorporate this sleeve in my own creations! The attached necklace is a lovely surprise in the back with the sleeves coming to a knot and creating a train. Beautiful pattern design!!
While some critics compared this Michael Kors gown to female anatomy I think it's fantastic! Emily Blunt is so lovely and graceful she could rock a paper bag to an awards show, but I love the uniqueness of this dress. I've never seen a ruffle like this on an evening gown and I love the unexpected open back.
Shangela wore my favorite Christian Siriano look of all time! All of the rows and rows of ombre ruffles are just gorgeous! I can't imagine the work that went into this gown, but it was definitely worth it!
While pink was a popular color choice at this year's SAG Awards, all the gowns were so unique like this fabulous Oscar de la Renta frock worn by Gemma Chan. The Crazy Rich Asians actress shared on her instagram page that it took 100 hours of handstitching and 30 yards of silk to create this gown AND it went from sketch to red carpet in less than a week! Kudos to the entire team! I love the feather 'look' and it's even more amazing when it's created by something other than actual feathers.
And the feathers just keep coming! I adore this Ralph & Russo gown worn by Danai Gurira. The entire look, along with the jewels and her hairstyle are incredibly sophisticated. Feathers are so often used to adorn skirts so it's refreshing to see the entire bodice covered in feathers with the skirt kept simple in this look. Just beautiful!
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!
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