2017 Oscars BEST of the Red Carpet

The grand finale to the 2017 award season has come to a close. The Oscars celebrated another year of big hitters in the film industry. From the very popular and highly nominated ‘La La Land’ to impactful stories like ‘Lion’, ‘Moonlight’ and ‘Hidden Figures’, there were several stories that captivated and inspired us. It was quite an award show with upsets like Best Actor win by Casey Affleck and an emotional win by Mahershala Ali who won for best actor in a supporting role in the movie, ‘Moonlight’. The end of the award show and final nomination for Best Picture came with the biggest confusing moment. First, the announcement came that ‘La La Land’ had won and just minutes later the win went to ‘Moonlight’. Quite a confusing and shocking end to over four hours of the show. Moving on to some favorite moments on the red carpet. The ladies went with gold tones, whites and flowing, elegant gowns. There wasn’t too much color, so we have to thank Oscar nominee and Best Supporting Actress winner, Viola Davis for leading the way with her incredible red Armani dress. She’s been wearing so many stunning strapless dresses but this time it was the shoulders that were exposed and what a great fit! Emma stone’s flapper fringed, flapperesque golden dress was perfection. Here are the rest of our choices for BEST DRESSED as we wrap yet another year of award season.

Jessica Biel in Kaufman Franco, Emma Stone in Givenchy Haute Couture, Charlize Theron in Dior Couture

Viola Davis in Armani, Ruth Negga in Valentino

Felicity Jones in Christian Dior Couture, Hailee Steinfeld in Ralph & Russo, Olivia Culpo in Marchesa

Salma Hayek in Alexander McQueen, Taraji P. Henson in Alberta Ferretti, Brie Larson in Oscar de la Renta

Viola Davis in Armani, Ruth Negga in Valentino

Priyanka Chopra in Ralph & Russo, Auli’i Cravalho in Rubin Singer

Runway to Oscars: 2017 Oscars Fashion Gown Predictions

With only days away from the Academy Awards we just can’t help but wonder what gowns will hit the red carpet on Sunday. The runways have been filled with so many exquisite choices. Surely designers and celebrity stylists must be in the midst of the behind – the – scenes fashion frenzy for their A-list clients. Let’s be honest, everyone’s goal is to hit that carpet and be on the ‘best dressed’ list the next day so every inch of detail has to be mindfully decided. The complete look has to tell a story, from hair, makeup, jewelry and accessories. So, who will have a fashion forward, elegant Chanel moment? Will it be Dior, Armani Prive for the win? We always love an Elie Saab moment at the Oscars and who will amp up the sex appeal? Based on the past award shows it’s very likely we will see some plunging  necklines, plenty of sheer panels, feathers and metallics. Today we have chosen a few options that we would pull off the runway and onto the racks  if we had to choose.  Which gown has your vote for the Oscars? Which designers would you work with if you were styling Meryl, Viola, Emma or any other Hollywood actress for this event?

Carolina Herrera, Fall 2017 Collection

Ralph Lauren, Fall 2017 Collection

Zuhair Murad, Spring Couture Collection 2017

Elie Saab, Spring Couture Collection 2017

Christian Dior 2017 Couture Collection

Chanel 2017 Couture Collection

Brandon Maxwell, Fall 2017 Collection

Top 5 Best Dressed at the 2017 Grammys

Awards season is in full swing and last night the music industry celebrated some of music’s top talent. Adele was the big winner of the night as she swept the Grammys with five wins for her five nominations. Beyonce was nominated for nine awards and took home only two. It seems the Grammys continue to receive backlash and can’t shake the controversy of not awarding Beyonce for best album again and again. Her fans were less than pleased. One of her biggest fans last night spoke up and that was the very winner of the award for best album, Adele. She was gracious and really gushed about how incredible Beyonce’s ‘Lemonade’ album was. It seems award shows are never going to live up to everyone’s expectations because someone in the end, is always going to lose. I think the biggest award for any artist is one, the gift that they have to share with the world and two, the love of their fans. As long as the fans continue to show up to their concerts and love their music, that in itself makes you a winner. Now, with that said.. on to the fashion of the night!

Let me preface by saying that it’s time stylists remember the type of award shows their clients are attending. Why are celebrities showing up in evening gowns and dresses that are fit for more elegant occasions. The Grammys is the time to bring edgy rock and roll and creative expression. With that said there were a few looks that were deserving of the best-dressed award.

Kat Graham in Jean Paul Gaultier

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TONY AWARDS 2016 BEST DRESSED

The 2016 Tony awards celebrated the best of the great white way in New York City on Sunday night. Although the Beacon Theatre was buzzing with the who’s who of Broadway, the sadness and devastation was on everyone’s mind from the tragic incident in Orlando earlier in the morning. Comedian James Corden who was the host of the Tony Awards had a very touching opening speech that included, “On behalf of the whole theater community, and every person in this room, our hearts go out to all of those affected by this atrocity…theater is a place where every race, creed, sexuality and gender is equal, is embraced, is loved”. Corden did an extraordinary job as the show’s host and kept a good flow and timing with jokes. The musical ‘Hamilton’, was nominated sixteen times and won for best musical. There was singing, dancing and of course, tons of fantastic red carpet fashion. ‘The Color Purple’ may have won for best revival of a musical but it was the color yellow that seemed to be the winning color on the red carpet at the Tony awards. What were some of the standout looks of the night? Scroll on and take a look. Are any of your favorites on this list?

Lupita Nyong’o in Hugo Boss

Danielle Brooks in Derek Lam
Lucy Liu in Zuhair Murad
Danai Gurira in Rosie Assoulin
Jourdan Dunn in Zac Posen
Lena Hall in Zac Posen

Photo credit: Getty Images for Vogue.com

Cannes 2016 Best Dressed

Jessica Chastain in Giorgio Armani

Every year the bold, famous and beautiful come to the Cannes Film Festival and for the most part bring their A-game to the red carpet. Once again this year the cinematic stars from around the world came to the south of France in multitudes to shine a light on their films or participation in them. Others were invited to the many glamorous events happening during the twelve days of the festival. Blake Lively attended several events and grabbed many of the headlines with her baby bump dressed to the nines in high fashion gowns. There were many stunning looks including Dior, Versace and Gucci with an abundance of ruffles, beading and floral embellishments, but we have sorted through the noise and today we bring you our list of Cannes 2016 BEST DRESSED list. Leave your comments below and share which gowns or looks were your favorites. 

Actress Julianne Moore knows how to work a Givenchy gown

Blake Lively dressed up her baby bump in many winning looks (Atelier Versace blue and metallic and ruffled Vivienne Westwood)

A Zuhair Murad moment by model Alessandra Ambrosio
Kirsten Dunst is simple and elegant in Dior

Bollywood was well represented by Sonam Kapoor in this stunning Ralph & Russo gown
Charlize Theron shows how to bring duality to fashion – Feminine in Givenchy and Masculine in Dior Couture
Katy Perry looked gave channeled her Spanish flair in this red Marchesa ensemble