Met Gala 2012- Best Dressed List

1. Leslie Bibb in Zac Posen- The tight bodice, the voluminous skirt, the shiny midnight blue print, and the creative detail above the chest made this dress a masterpiece and a magnificent choice for the occasion. She also drummed up attention with her siren orange lips.

2. Julianne Hough in Carolina Herrera- The fuschia color she wore is very popular right now and we will probably be seeing even more of it after she proved just how sexy it can look.

3. Jessica Alba in Michael Kors- With her shiny locks draped over one shoulder, Alba would have looked luminescent with or without a gold dress, but she made the designer (standing in the background) proud by wearing his label and specifically a flattering one-shoulder pleated gown.

4. Scarlett Johannson in Dolce and Gabbana- While this dress reminded me of what Leighton Meester wore the same night, Johannson pulled off the nude tulle much better. First, she avoided the jagged cut on the fabric and picked flirty off the shoulder sleeves. The tulle started much lower on the pearl encrusted bodice drawing attention to both the decorated top and the princess bottom. The color was also not right on Meester who selected a dark lipstick, bronzer, and pulled back bun, all of which were too severe for the fairy-tale dress.

5. Ashley Greene in Donna Karan- This was the goddess gown of the night. It may not have been the most daring dress, but other than that, I would be speechless if I was trying to craft criticism.

6. Renee Zellweger in Emilio Pucci- I love seeing her on the red carpet because she always picks something beautiful. The ruffle tail on this screams (only for the Met Gala!) and the elegant opaque and sheer combination on her black dress looked age and body appropriate.

7. Marion Cotillard in Christian Dior Couture- While the dress is surprisingly complicated and a bit mysterious, it does doing everything right. It covers enough of her body before it becomes sheer and the glitter fades out. It’s also the perfect length, and the two fabrics are interestingly intertwined hypnotizing viewers with intrigue.

8. Nancy O’Dell in Zac Posen/Lala Anthony in Zac Posen- Zac Posen knows how to make a womanly dress and the ones worn during the Met Gala were solid proof of playing up hot curves and designing in bold and bright colors. Because Nancy O’dell’s and Lala Anthony’s dress were somewhat similar I was only going to select one for the list but alas both carried Posen’s trick to success by being in amazing colors and having a gorgeous form. (So really the list is my top 11).

9. Camille Belle in Ralph Lauren- The sheer rim on the top keeps her plunging neckline safe and in place. The dress is classy and well constructed, with textured abstract shapes on the silver fabric.

10. Wendi Murdoch in Vera Wang- A paragon of an amazing Vera Wang dress everyone wishes to hang in their closet. Her diamond jewelry and radiant make-up made the bright dress pop even more.

*Picture links from Why Fame, A Bit Coquettish, A Beautiful Life, and Stitch

 

Best Dressed List- Oscars 2012

I was blown away by the selection of dresses at the Oscars last night.  Nearly everyone looked stunning, and the red carpet was flooded with sumptuousness couture gowns making it difficult to compile a list of the most amazing dresses.  There were sequins, restricting flared bottoms, nudes, and enchanting jewel tones. After narrowing the list to only ten attendees, these were my favorites:

Fashion Review: 2012 SAG Awards

1. Stacy Keibler in Marchesa 

If it wasn’t enough that she had George Clooney at her hip making enemies with envious girls all around the world, Keibler also made one heck an appearance in a gorgeous black gown. 

2. Jayma Mays in Reem Acra 

I really liked this dress until I saw the back…then I saw the back and I fell in love. The of panel lace in back made this glittering number of a kind.

3. Viola Davis in Marchesa

This white Grecian gown made Viola look ethereal and enhanced her already present beauty with soft curls and sexy makeup.

4. Kelly Cuoco in Romona Keveza 

The seafoam color on this poufy dress was just right for the blonde bombshell who nailed the braided updo. The textured bottom worked well with the more relaxed strapless bodice.

5. Lea Michele in Versace 

Can someone say va-va-voom? Michele showed a whole lot of leg walking the red carpet with her slit that could have caused a disaster. Instead, she proved it was the perfect choice confidently walking and waving, letting the dress cascade and show plenty without revealing enough to give the paparazzi a chance to snap photos that could destroy her brown-nosing image on Glee.

Honorable mentions go to: Natalie Portman, Sophia Vergara, and Emily Blunt

*Picture from Mirror.co.uk

Fashion Review: The Golden Globes 2012

As always, the Golden Globes brought out the beauty most of all in the celebrities who wore gowns the gleamed brighter than the rest. Below you will find my five favorite dresses of the nigh with a brief explanation of why they deserve praise.

1. Not only was a glowing Jessica Alba in Gucci wearing a stunning dress, but she complemented it perfectly with a matching lavender clutch and dangling diamond earrings. Everything about the look worked perfectly together.

2. I love the feather trend, and more specifically I love peacocks and their feathers. The iridescent sheen, the bright, bold hues, the velvety texture, all make for great inspiration. I did not, however, think that a dress that borrows more than just ideas from the bird could be so…awesome. This is why Evan Rachel Wood in Gucci Premiere deserves a spot on the list. She took all the right cues flaunting her good taste and keeping her head up high.

3. Shailene Woodley, who wore Marchesa,has been showing off her sophisticated fashion taste even more since starring with George Clooney in The Descendents. Her dress was impossible to dislike. (I also happen to have an affinity for anything Marchesa makes.) With great detailing in the upper-half she left the necklace behind, swept up her hair, and smiled for the cameras.

4. Sophia Vergara always looks hot and the 2012 Golden Globes were no exception. She wore a blue Vera Wang dress with rivers of fabric that appear to be brushstrokes in the pictures. The mermaid shape worked with her fabulous curves and two bracelets on her wrist provided elegant ice.

5. It’s we’ve seen a thousand. The all red va-va-voom gown with the exceptionally tight bodice that flatters the figures of movie stars. Maybe I should knock off points for it being so overdone but I won’t because it just works so well! Reese Witherspoon kept her Zac Posen number fresh with light makeup and beachy hair.

*Picture from Glamour

A Year In Review

Let me guess? Your New Year’s resolution is to go to gym? Well before getting a move on, take a well deserved break and look back at some of the best dresses glamorously donned by celebrities in 2011. Of course I couldn’t include all the handsome creations the stars were dressed in, but here are ten of my favorites excluding any from the Met Gala and the Emmys (those can be found in separate posts). Here’s to hoping 2012 is just as fabulous!

1. Olivia Wilde at the Golden Globes in Marchesa and Jennifer Hudson at Disney

2. Taylor Swift in Reem Acra at the Nashville Symphony Ball

3. Eva Longoria at the Golden Globes in Zac Posen

4. Mila Kunis in Elie Saab at the Oscars

5. Kerry Washington in Marchesa at a Glamour Event

6. Jessica Alba in Atelier Versace at BAFTA Awards

7. Shailene Woodley in Dolce and Gabbana at The Descendants Premiere

8. Jennifer Lopez in Zuhair Murad at the Golden Globes

9. Kerry Washington in Donna Karan at Keep A Child Alive Ball

10. Scarlett Johansson in Elie Saab at the Golden Globes