Red Carpet

Let’s Talk SAG Awards

PLEASE NOTE – this post was created while watching the heartbreaking new episode of Downton Abbey. I realize I have left out a few of the very best dressed {Kerry Washington  Marion Cotillard…} Please blame Julian Fellowes for these oversights. One can not think clearly when experiencing such emotional trauma.

But here we go – some of the dresses I appreciated form the SAG Awards…

Jennifer Lawrence in Dior Couture // Amanda Seyfried in Zac Posen // Julie Bowen in Johanna Johnson // Amy Poheler in Oscar de la Renta // Anne Hathaway in Giambattista Valli Haute Couture // Michelle Dockery in Chado Ralph Rucci // Lea Michele in Valentino // Nina Dobrev in Elie Saab
And honorable mentions go to: Kiernan Shipka in Oscar de la Renta // Jessica Chastain in Alexander McQueen // Nicole Kidman in Vivienne Westwood Couture

Who did you think was best dressed last night?

xoxCrissie

* images via TNT

Golden Globes!! Golden Globes!!

Alright kids – let’s break this down. All the big stars {ok, ok, most of them} hit the red carpet last night for the Golden Globes. And like every good fashion blogger I MUST share my opinions.
Overall the red carpet was a little bit of a yawn-fest; soooo many nudes, reds, and blacks that only a few stood out… BUT let’s address those stand outs, shall we?

Marion Cotillard can do no wrong in my book, last night was no exception in this bright Dior dress. Allison Williams is quickly becoming my favorite fasionista {coming soon – a post dedicated just to her} she looked FAB in J. Mendel. And as for the nudes – Kerry Washington stood out in a delicate Mui Mui frock.
I love seeing Lady Mary in modern day garb, her Alexandre Vauthier dress was simply stunning! Lucy Liu brought a little pattern to the party in one of my fave Carolina Herrera pre-fall ball gowns. And Anne, oh Anne. The definition of chic simplicity in Chanel.
I was on the fence about Amy Adams in this Marchesa dress, but it’s really grown on me. The fit is perfect and it is very pretty… maybe it’s just the color throwing me off. And OK Katharine McPhee – you are HOT. That’s all. And to end things out Naomi Watts was straight-up glamorous in Zac Posen. WOW.
Who were your best dressed picks?? Do tell!
xoxCrissie
*images via fabsugar

PCAs // Dressed Up

And award season is up and running! Woohoo! Things kicked off on Wednesday night with the People’s Choice Awards. I’m a little behind due to a sick day, boo, but here are my picks for best dressed at the PCAs.

Emma Watson in Peter Pilotto // Taylor Swift in Ralph Lauren Collection // Lea Michele in Elie Saab
OK – and this is a shocker, but HOW CHIC does Katie Perry look? I adore this Valentino dress – especially for the PCAs, which I see as a very low-key show… her gold head band is fab as well, very Lady Mary, don’t you think?
xoxCrissie

Here Come the GOWNS!

Get ready – Award Season is upon us! {seriously my favorite season of the year…} The time of year when we get to spend dull winter weekends drinking bubbly and critiquing the starts as they strut down the red carpet in straight off the runway looks.

To prepare here are just a few of the newest {read: pre-fall} designs I’d like to see during the awards circuit.

J. Mendel is a red carpet fave, we always seems to see a few of his gowns on the stars. I love these two Pre-Fall options. 
Another award show staple, Naeem Khan turned out some stunners for pre-fall as well. I LOVE the emerald color! And, seeing as it IS the color of the year I’m sure we’ll see a lot of it this season. I’d be interested to see if any of these make the carpet cut – to work they would all have to be styled very simply… too much extra, or even the wrong hair style could ruin their simple glam…. 
I can’t wait to see what everyone wears this year! What about you? 
xoxCrissie 

Chic of the Week // Keira

Miss Knightly has been killing it on tour for Anna Karenina – fashion and makeup alike.

wearing… Erdem in LA // Valentino in NYC // Elie Saab in Toronto // Chanel in London
I adore the simplicity of Keira’s makeup – nothing over the top, but it’s still stunning. In New York she paired a matte red lip with simple, dark eyes – and a whole lotta lash action. In LA she rocked a retro winged eye with a pretty pink lip. I especially love how the pink lip color looks with her soft mint dress…  
What do you think of her looks? I wish she’d do more exciting with her hair, although the look is appropriate with all her gowns… 
xoxCrissie

Kristen Stewart Loves Zuhair Murad

…and wearing her hair all on one side apparently. But hey – she looks fab. And I love that she’s wearing so much ZM. Remember how she used to wear converse on the red carpet? This is way better. Edgy, but still super chic. {Can we talk about her gorg makeup too? Love}

Of course, K-Stew is not the only starlette who loves some ZM….
I’m really loving what I’ve seen on the red carpet scene lately from Zuhair. What are your thoughts? 
xoxCrissie
*images via huffington post & zuhairmurad.com

Emmy Fashion LOVE.

So – I have to start off with these two gowns. a) because they look amazing and b) because they were both on my red carpet wish list!!! eeee! I should totally be a stylist…

Emmys 2012
Ginnifer Goodwin & Padma Lakshmi in Monique Lhuillier

OK- now we have that out of the way let’s dive into the rest of the looks. Several of my faves were bright, BRIGHT yellow… Claire Danes in Lanvin, Julie Bowen in Monique Lhuilier and Leslie Mann in Naeem Khan. 

On the darker side – I adored Elisabeth Moss in Dolce & Gabbana, Tina Fey in Vivian Westwood and January Jones in Zac Posen {though I am NOT a fan of her makeup…}

I usualy HATE Julianna Margulies’ red carpet choices – but this one works on her. And the always presh Zooey looked amazing in CUSTOM Reem Acra. But seriously, you’d have to look good in custom Reem!  

Last up we have Morena Baccarin in Tony Ward Couture, Emilia Clark in Chanel and Emily Vancamp in J Mendel. Gorgeousness all over. 

Did you watch the Emmy’s? Who were your picks for best dressed??

xoxCrissie


*images via getty 


Resort Report: Red Carpet Wish List

I’ve been spending a lot of time lately on Pinterest – filling my boards with images from the 2013 Resort collections… I’ve come across a few collections filled with gowns that are begging to be wore to a red carpet event. Here are a few of my favorites:

Monique Lhuillier: The colors in this collection are to die for. Bright oranges and tangerines mixed with hot pinks and creamy whites. And, of course, the gorgeous girlyness one has grown to expect from the designer. But without all the glitter we’ve seen the past few seasons, which is rather refreshing!

J. Mendel: A much more demure collection than Monique Lhuillier, Mendel’s gowns are more about silhouette than color. The gowns create dramatic shapes, and would look stunning on the red carpet. He also uses a lot of floral and lace – as if taking the feminine aspects we saw in Lhuillier’s collection and maturing them. 
Carolina Herrera: A classic collection that tells its story with structure. From the barely-there peplum of the ball gown, to the abstract shoulders of the chartreuse number. I adore everything about this line! 
images via Vogue // Style.com // Fashionsing
Which is your favorite?
xoxCrissie

Diane Kruger Wins at Life

It’s official – Diane Kruger is my newest fashion crush. She’s always been stylish – but her flawless showing at the Cannes Film Festival has rocketed her straight into the Hall of Chic.
She gets it right every time. {OH and she’s dating Pacey. Please, no one else even has a chance, she wins everything.}

Do you have a favorite Cannes look? I think mine is the salmon Calvin Klein… 
xoxCrissie

A Calvin Klein Obsession

{and no, I’m not talking about the fragrance.} I’m talking about the clean, classic lines of the Calvin Klein Collection gowns I keep spotting on the red carpet. Most recently at the Met Gala on Monday. Hanneli Mustaparta and Emily Blunt both wore Calvin Klein Collection and looked amazingly, impossibly, chic. Nothing fancy, not crazy embellishments, just simple gorgeous dresses.

And just for fun… a few of my all time favorite Calvin Klein Collection looks…
claire danes // jennifer lawrence // emma stone
Are you a Calvin Klein Collection fan? Which dress do you like best? 
xoxCrissie
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