Posts Tagged ‘red carpet’

I have so many favorites this year from the red carpet of the Academy Awards. Let’s get started on what I loved. And let’s just assume if some gowns didn’t make this post, then they were either too safe or not my favorites. This year’s best-dressed lists should include at least one of these ladies in the top 10.

Topping my best-dressed list of the night is Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o. The 12 Years A Slave actress wore a beautiful light blue silk Prada gown with pleats along with Prada platform sandals and a Prada raso clutch. She completed the look with Fred Leighton jewels. From her hair and makeup to her dance-a-long with Pharrell Williams during his “Happy” performance, Lupita was the clear winner of the night.

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In lieu of tonight’s celebration of the best in film (and the red carpet), I thought I’d kick things off with Oscar-nominated actress Lupita Nyong’o. As I wrote before, I’ve been obsessing over the newcomer ever since she graced the red carpet for film premieres. Currently on a winner’s streak in both awards and fashion, Lupita is my latest star style crush. Not one to shy away from bright colors and prints as well as daring silhouettes and bold shades of makeup, Lupita is every bit as fearless on the style circuit as she is with her on-screen portrayal of Patsey in 12 Years a Slave.  Her fresh and nearly flawless ebony skin serve as the perfect backdrop for the latest designer duds. I love that she keeps her accessories to a minimum and allows the garment to shine on its own, albeit with a bold lip and eyeshadow here and there. From classic sheaths to sophisticated gowns, Lupita has been spot-on this past year. Here are a few of my favorite looks:

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It’s that time of year again—awards season. And once the best in music are crowned on Sunday, January 26 at the Grammy Awards, film fanatics will be tuned in to see if their favorite movies take home the coveted gold trophy. I generally enjoy the Oscars because sometimes seeing those brief clips of a film or the hype surrounding it makes me want to go watch if I haven’t already. While the show can be a drag after the first hour or so, I’m really looking forward to this year because of the following four things:

1.  Costume design nominations all revisit the past.

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On Sunday, audiences were treated to one of the biggest music awards shows. Celebrating the heavy hitters and chart toppers, the Billboard Music Awards kicked off in Las Vegas. Celebrities and artists were in full-force at the show and on the red carpet. With tributes to some of the greatest musical artists of all time like Whitney Houston, Donna Summer and Adam Yauch, it was truly a star-studded event. While there were a few fashionable moments on the carpet, it wasn’t exactly as thrilling as you’d expect of an awards show that honors the best in music. But I’ll let you be the judge.

Singer Alicia Keys wasn’t my favorite, but I have to admit this is the best I’ve seen her lately on the red carpet. The songstress wore a figure-hugging black Azzedine Alaia Couture gown with Repossi jewelry and Brian Atwood pumps. I loved the hour-glass silhouette and her hair and makeup. Many stars have taken advantage of the completely covered style, and I thought she was sexy and sophisticated without going too vulgar. Jordin Sparks in a lace Diane von Furstenberg frock was pretty demure, but I loved the color. I wish she had gone with a different shoe color in maybe nude or silver to match her David Yurman jewelry. Her side-swept pony kept the look sleek and polished.

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In May, fans of film and fashion can always look forward to the Cannes Film Festival on the French Riviera. It’s one of those events celebrities get all glamorous and decked out for on the red carpet. Two days of style and glitz, this was one event that didn’t disappoint. Let’s take a look at my favorites.

I have always admired Diane Kruger’s style. Not bad, considering she doesn’t have a personal stylist picking out her clothes. The teal, Grecian Giambattista Valli gown definitely was one of my favorites. It just moved really well on the carpet, and it was definitely an ethereal stunner for the star. Slumdog Millionaire star Freida Pinto was sweet as any confection in this peplum gown by Michael Angel. I loved her Louis Vuitton clutch and platform sandals. The jeweled-encrusted bodice along with the sweetheart neckline and gathering at the waist really stood out. Eva Longoria abandoned her usual style and went for more dramatic looks and gowns at Cannes. She was amazing in this Marchesa gown. The train was beyond beautiful. I like her style more when she steps out of the box.

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It’s the Oscars of fashion.  No other event puts the biggest names in entertainment and fashion together than the annual Met Gala.  Held in New York to celebrate the opening of the Metropolitan Museum fashion exhibit at the Costume Institute, the Met Gala boasts some of the best red carpet moments.  This year was no exception!  While some really brought their “A” game to the carpet, others left much to be desired.  Overall, the Vogue-sponsored event was pretty impressive.  There were so many beautiful gowns and fashion that I didn’t know where to start.  Here’s the first half of the looks that left me speechless, some for good reasons…others not so much.

Beyonce was truly the belle of the ball in Givenchy.  Even if Beyonce were not my idol, this dress would still be my favorite of the night.  I thought it was the perfect and classy way to show off her post-baby bod.  The sheer and lace detailing along with the purple feathers are just gorgeous!  I loved that she went simple with her makeup and hair and kept the focus on the dress. (more…)

The 98th annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner took place on April 28.  Jimmy Kimmel hosted the event, but the real stars were the beauties who attended the Gala.  Below are some of my favorite looks from the red carpet.  Which star made your best or worst dressed list?

    
Gracing the carpet in one of this season’s biggest trends, the peplum, the Hunger Games star was primed to perfection in red.  In addition to her beautiful Antonio Berardi dress and Lara Bohnic clutch, Elizabeth Banks looked sophisticated and elegant with ringlets framing her face and a bold red lip to match. (more…)