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The Golden Globes 2013: I laughed, I cried, I actually saw more than The Dresses!

Here are a few of my favorite things from the 2013 Golden Globe Awards, from the fashion, jewels and beauty to the moments that left an impression!

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“I beat Meryl!” quipped Jennifer Lawrence when she won the globe!  The reference to First Wives Club (and guts to jest with Mrs. Streep) makes it official.  She’s more than an “It Girl.”  She’s here to stay.

Lawrence was gorgeous in a red-coral Dior Haute Couture gown.  I love the color!  The smooth metallic belt and box clutch ads a bit of edge.  These belts have appeared on several red carpets now and I can’t wait to get my waist in one!
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Julianne Moore looked the opposite of the character she played in Game Change – chic and overjoyed for her nomination.  She wore a Tom Ford dress and diamond chandelier earrings.
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Catherine Zeta Jones

Catherine Zeta Jones presented a clip from Les Miserables wearing an ivory Jenny Packham gown with sheer sleeves, shimmery embellishments and a romantic silhouette.  The style is somewhat reminiscent of the twenties, my favorite era, and this is one of my favorite dresses of the evening.
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Emily Blunt in Michael Kors Getty

Emily Blunt was simply statuesque.  She wore a gold Michael Kors dress with cutouts and and Lorraine Schwartz jewels.  Her form and face – just beautiful.
Photo by GettyRachel Weisz in Louis Vuitton Getty

Classic, yet trendy describes Rachel Weisz’s Louis Vuitton dress with sheer panels covered in polka dots.  I think she looked so pretty and her hair and makeup gave her a little extra vavoom!
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Kate Hudson wore a black Alexander McQueen keyhole gown with gold trim around the neck and on the belt.  It’s sexy, but understated and unique.  Black and gold is such a popular combination right now and it’s oh so chic.
Photo by Getty

Jennifer Garner in Vivienne Westwood Couture Getty

Ben Affleck’s leading lady also shone in red.  Jennifer Garner wore a sequined Vivienne Westwood Couture gown in a rich red.  I like how the sequins were sewn in a pattern to give the dress some texture.  Her tousled curls were swept back in a blasé way to reveal yellow gold and diamond earrings by David Webb.

Before Garner presented, she was sweet enough to thank a couple people her husband forgot. Ben’s a lucky man – two golden trophies to match his (not just a) trophy wife.
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Isla Fisher GettyIsla Fisher was stunning in a pale Reem Acra gown with a sheer neckline and shiny embellishments.  I loved the color of her hair with the hue of the dress and her berry lip.
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Jessica Chastain GettyApparently I have a thing for red heads.  While I’m not crazy about the extra fabric on the top, I still think Jessica Chastain looks amazing in this Calvin Klein Collection dress.  Maybe it’s the electric color with her ginger hair.
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Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom arrive at 70th Annual Golden Globe AwardsMirand Kerr lived up to her title as a Victoria Secret model in this bombshell of a dress.  Her red Zuhair Murad gown featured a deep V neck and high slit.  Her statement earrings, lingerie runway-ready hair, red lips and arm candy, husband Orlando Bloom, complete her sexy ensemble.
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Jennifer Lawrence in Zuhair Murad Getty

Jennifer Lopez looked absolutely ravishing in a nude Zuhair Murad gown that made her appear as if she was wearing nothing but delicate white lace.  The gown blended perfectly with her skin.  Her curls were swept to the side in an Old Hollywood sort of way, which proved to be a popular style that evening.
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I think Lea Michele’s dress suited her perfectly.  The shimmery white Elie Saab featuring her signature thigh high slit was young and fun and fit for a stage.  But I’d love to see her try something a bit more edgy.
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Anne Hathaway GettyAnne Hathaway wore a simply elegant Chanel gown.  She glowed in the white, sparkly creation, but it left me wanting more.
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UPDATE:

Found some new dresses that I adore…
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Since JT couldn’t, Vanessa Hudgens brought sexy back in a shiny Jenny Packham dress at the Warner Bros. and InStyle Golden Globe Awards After Party.  She looks party-ready with sultry eye makeup, large yellow gold earrings, a plunging neckline and large sequins.  Note: More yellow gold and black!  It’s a little rock and roll and a lot of glam – love it!

aAlso at the party, Julianne Hough wore another Jenny Packham creation.  (Jenny Packham is a popular lady!)  The blush pink gown was given some edge with structured shoulders, a deep V neckline and shiny side panels.  I like the silhouette the lines create, her matching pink lip and her hair in a retro wave.

IAshley Tisdale nailed it in this Issa dress at the same party.  The nude dress is so simple and sleek and the slim fit and cutouts keep it sassy.  She paired it with a cuff by Sylva & Cie, earrings by State Room and a clubch by L. K. Bennett.
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An Emmy-Inspired Fashion Forecast

Who doesn’t enjoy gaping at the fashion on the red carpet?  After watching every award show, I look forward to the next day when I click through all the pictures I can find from the event.  But unfortunately, while I try to keep a little glam in my life, there is no red carpet in my near future.  So why do I so spend too much time researching the evening gowns, glittering jewels, teeny clutches and high heels?  To dream!  To be prepared just in case my next red carpet moment arrives!  And to find hints of trends to come that I can adapt to my lifestyle.  Celebrities and their stylists are ahead of the trend curve, like psychic fashion tellers.  So I take cues from them to see what exciting direction fashion is headed and, if I like it, how I can incorporate it into my wardrobe.  So what’s the prediction from the 2012 Emmy Awards?

Winter White

The “greige” dress Brook Burke Charvet wore from Tony Ward Couture hints at the variations of white to wear after Labor Day.  Yes, it’s OK to wear white after the end of summer.  In fact, wear it from top to bottom and don’t be afraid to pair it with black shoes.

Brooke’s mermaid-cut, tulle evening gown is embroidered with Swarovski crystals.  The curved lines of Macramé enhance her hourglass shape, similar to the body-conscious dresses made revered by Stella McCartney.
Photo courtesy of Getty

Take inspiration from:

Derek Lam, Cushnie et Ochs, Reed Krakoff

Dennis Basso, J. Mendel, Valentino

Black & White

The combination of black & white is always chic and classic and here, Jessica Pare is too.  I adore this entire look, from her white Jason Wu dress and black accessories to her short, dark hair and red lips.  Lately, B&W has graced several runways.  Lucky for you, your wardrobe probably already includes pieces to create this combo.  Instead of the basic white top and black bottom pairing, try all white with black accessories like Jessica or black & white stripes, which appeared in many spring collections.
Photo courtesy of Jason Merritt/Wire Image

Take inspiration from:

Marc Jacobs, Christian Siriano, St. John

Orange

Orange, from burnt orange to bright orange to red-orange, is one of The Colors of the season!  Padma Lakshmi and Ginnifer Goodwin both glow in Monique Lhuillier numbers.  The normally neglected color that’s hot for fall is easy to wear because it looks great with jeans and brown leather, plus it warms most skintones.
Photos courtesy of Getty and Matt Sayles/Invision/AP

Take inspiration from:

Preen, Stella McCartney, Rebecca MinkoffCarolina Herrera, Zac Posen, 10 Crosby Derek Lam

Chartreuse

Julie Bowen and Julianne Moore, who were absolutely radiant at the Emmy Awards, introduces the other color of the season – chartreuse.  Julie is wearing Monique Lhuillier and Julianne is in Christian Dior.  This color is a little trickier then the all-flattering orange.  If it makes you look off, try a hue that’s more yellow or green, brighter or duller.  With the right chartreuse for your coloring, as you can see above, it can look brilliant.  I’d also like to note Julianne’s full circle skirt, which, long or short, is still the dress silhouette of the latest trends.
Photos courtesy of Jason Merritt/Wire Image and  Kevork Djansezian/Getty

Take inspiration from:

Lanvin, Vera Wang, Nanette Lepore

Yellow

Now that we have fall’s “It” colors, what about spring?  Say “Hello” to yellow!  Hannah Simone in Emilio Pucci and Kelli Garner in Rafael Cennamo both chose yellow dresses for the Emmy Awards, as did many designers for their spring 2013 collections.  Like orange, yellow can be fabulous, but the trick is finding the right shade for your coloring.  When in doubt, ask a friend or trusted salesperson.  You can also try patterns with yellow or yellow accessories, like patent leather pumps or a satchel bag.
Photos courtesy of Getty and Frazer Harrison/Getty

Take inspiration from:

Erin Fetherston, Fendi, Gucci, Michael Kors

Boho

Boho is a type of style, and even lifestyle, that effortlessly outlasts the ever-changing trends.  It may wax and wane, but there will always be girls with natural, wavy hair; long, flowy skirts, macramé and turquoise jewelry.  At the Emmy Awards, that girl was Leslie Mann in Naeem Khan.  This fall, look for distressed skinny jeans to tuck into tall brown suede boots, a (faux) fur vest and exotic patterns.
Photo courtesy of Jon Kopaloff/Film Magic

Take inspiration from:

Versace, Band of Outsiders, Burbery Prorsum, Emilio Pucci

Turquoise/Aqua/Sea Foam

Photos courtesy of Getty and Matt Sayles/Invision/AP

Turquoise, aqua, seafoam, whatever you call it – I LOVE this color.  My mantle is still decorated in shades of teal.  I know, time for fall colors, but it’s just so pretty.  This widely beloved color is perfect for spring and will finally be available in a variety of options as the weather warms.  Wear it with neutrals or other pastels.  At the Emmys, Heidi Klum wore an aqua Alexandre Vauthier dress and Julianne Hough was in Georges Hobeika Couture.

Take inspiration from:

Christian Siriano, Oscar de la Renta, Diane von Furstenberg, Kate Spade

Baroque

Tina Fey, Emilia Clarke and Shannon Woodward brought the high drama of Baroque to the Emmys in Vivienne Westwood, Chanel and Gabriela Cadena, respectively.  According to Fashionising.com, one of my favorite fashion resources, Baroque garments mirror the “lavishness of artworks, architecture and plush interior decorations” and are characterized by gilded filagree, embroidery, plush appliques, velvet, leather, heavy brocades and gold. The website’s editors suggest wearing Baroque fashion in one of two ways, like a royal or a rock star, and be cautious of the quality of cheaper versions.  Look for more information about this lavish trend in a future post.
Photos courtesy of Kevork Djansezian/Getty, Getty and Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

Take inspiration from:

Marchesa, Dolce & Gabbana, Aquilano Rimondi, Balmain

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2012 MTV VMAs: Sexy & Sleek but Short?

The style at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards was characterized by sexy and sleek silhouettes.  But while the celebrities were chic, unfortunately the line of stars fell short.  Does anyone go to this thing anymore?   Luckily, I managed to find some inspiring looks and hints at evolving trends worthy for fall, so here goes…

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Rihanna debuted an equally sexy and adorable pixie cut with red lips and a back-baring white dress from Adam Selman.  While I wasn’t crazy about the shape of the front of the dress – it seemed a little sloppy – I adored her new hair, the simple and sultry makeup and her beautiful back.  I welcomed the more refined turn for the normally edgy pop star.

Photos courtesy of Getty and Matt Sayles/Invision/AP

Also in white, Taylor Swift was Miss Sophisticate in a J. Mendel suit and strappy, metallic heels with her hair worn long and straight.  Ignore the old “no white after Labor Day” rule as winter white will be hot this upcoming season.

Both Taylor and Pink brought a change of pace when they stepped on stage in black shorts.

Photo courtesy of Jeff Kravitz/Film Magic

While Taylor’s red and white striped top and pony tail were much more youthful then her menswear-inspired suit, she kept the androgynous look with a pair of deep red oxfords.

Photo courtesy of Lester Cohen/Wire Image

Pink’s pinup worthy getup of fishnet stockings and ankle strap stilettos also had a dash of masculinity with a pair of suspenders.  Menswear will also be on-trend this fall.  When wearing masculine attire, keep it sassy by choosing well-tailored pieces and tall stilettos.

Photo courtesy of Jeff Kravitz/Film Magic

The dress Pink arrived in with husband Carey Hart was a silver, long-sleeved number by Stella McCartney that fit her slender post-baby body immaculately.  Her cropped wave of hair topped the glamorous, rock star style.

Photo courtesy of Reuters/Mario Anzumi/Landov

Miley Cyrus rocked a similar look from the hair style to the dress silhouette.  But her long Emilio Pucci dress was low cut and had sheer panels.

Photo courtesy of Kevin Mazur/Wire Image

Rihannna’s BFF, Katy Perry, looked especially pretty in a black floral Elie Sab dress with sheer skirt.  I loved her long, wavy black hair, which had a slight retro feel, and smoky eye makeup.  Her sexy look was less playful, more “Hey, boys,” than usual and she looked adorable whispering to RiRi during the show.

Photo courtesy of Kirkland/Picture Group

I was most impressed by Ke$ha.  She looked the best I’ve ever seen!  She looked beautiful with sultry makeup and a retro wave in her long peroxide blonde hair.  Her lace dress with “some glitz on [her] bits” was more subtle, yet still sexy, than usual.  Black lace continues to be chic, especially since an updated spin on gothic style is gaining popularity.

Photo courtesy of Getty

Lastly, I must mention the lovely, limber U.S. Gymnastics team.  McKayla Maroney, Jordyn Wieber, Kyla Ross, Gabby Douglas and Alexandra Raisman looked gorgeous and so happy to be there.  I adored the light pink dress McKayla, aka my lookalike, wore by Erin Fetherston.

Photo courtesy of Kevin Mazur/Wire Image

Gabby was on fire when she graced the stage alongside Alicia Keys and Nicki Minaj.  America’s Golden Girl lept, flipped and smiled during Keys’ inspirational song “Girl On Fire” in a sparkly top and leather-like leggings.

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My Present Passion: Peplum

pep·lum/ˈpepləm/ : A short flared, gathered, or pleated strip of fabric attached at the waist of a woman’s jacket, dress, or blouse.

Also, currently the most adorable detail that gives an emsemble instant class, while accentuating curves.  It’s been popping up on the catwalk and red carpet for the past couple of years and now it’s easier to find online and in stores.  Scroll down for how you can add some peplum to your wardrobe.

       

Where it has been seen

Alexander McQueen, Spring 2012, Photos courtey of Marcus Tondo/GoRunway.com

alice + olivia, Pre-fall 2012

alice + olivia, Fall 2012

Bottega Veneta, Fall 2012, Photos courtesy of Yannis Vlamos/GoRunway.com

Burberry Prorsum Spring 2012, Christian Dior Spring 2012 and Badgley Mischka Spring 2012, Photos courtesy of Yannis Vlamos and Marcus Tondo of GoRunway.com

Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2012, Sachika Fall 2011, Elizabeth and James Fall 2012, Photos courtesy of Yannis Vlamos/GoRunway.com, Sachika, Elizabeth and James

Lanvin Fall 2012, Photos courtesy of Yannis Vlamos/GoRunway.com

Rebecca Taylor Fall 2012, Milly Fall 2012, 10 Crosby Derek Lam Fall 2012, Photos courtesy of Yannis Vlamos/GoRunway.com, 10 Crosby Derek Lam

Tory Burch Fall 2012, Zac Posen Fall 2012, Photos courtesy of Yannis Vlamos and Alessandro Viero of GoRunway.com

  

Who is wearing it

Blake Lively, Ashley Greene, Michelle Williams, Dianna Agron

Emma Watson, Leelee Sobieski, Liv Tyler, Beyoncé

Jennifer Aniston, Charlize Theron, Jennifer Hudson, Emma Stone

  

How you can get it

Peplum is adorable on dresses and tops worn with pencil skirts or slim pants.  I just ordered a peplum dress from GoJane.com and I’m impatiently waiting for it to arrive just in time for spring.  Below are a few more options that I found online.  You can also try belting longer, flowy shirts to create a similar flared effect.  When doing so, select a wider belt and tops with a round or sweetheart neckline to convey a vintage vibe.  Update it with a top that is printed, sleeveless or has a deep V-neck and try an embellished belt.

My new dress: Zipper Peplum Dress $34 from Go Jane

Floral Tube Peplum Top $25.30 from Go Jane

Stripe Peplum Dress $26.50 from Go Jane

L.A. or Bustier $44.99 from Mod Cloth

Irresistable Enchantress Peplum Dress $169.99 from Mod Cloth

Eternal Flame of Love Peplum Skirt $42.99 from Mod Cloth

Bronze and Brains Peplum Skirt $72.99 from Mod Cloth

Broken Levels Skirt $138 from Anthropologie

Awear Floral Peplum Top $44.76 from Asos

Rare Peplum Dress $44.76 from Asos

Peplum Tee $16.90 from Alloy

Francesca Dress $1,495 from J. Crew

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Oscar Night: All dolled up in Toledo, Ohio

On Oscar night I attended a party hosted by the Norman and Louise Jones Foundation with my boyfriend and his parents.  As an admirer of movies, Hollywood and all things glamorous, I’m surprised to admit that this was my first Oscar Party.  I imagine myself as a hostess of an annual get together but I always find myself on the couch in my PJs.  One day…

But THIS year, I got all dolled up, thanks to Estée Lauder, and celebrated the night with champagne and hors d’ oeuvres.  Of the makeup that came in the massive Estée Lauder kit I received from the Camera-Ready Style contest presented by Vanity Fair I used the Double Wear Light Stay-in-Place Makeup foundation in 1 for above my cheekbone and 4 for below.  The lighter shade highlighted my cheekbones and evened out my skin, while the darker shade contoured my cheeks.  This tip, among others, was shared by Estée Lauder’s Premier Makeup Artist Blair Patterson during our time together for the Vanity Fair photo shoot.  Then I used Ideal Light Brush-on Illuminator to further disguise under-eye circles.  On my lips I brushed Pure Color lipstick in “Enticing Fuschia,” which I topped with Pure Color Shimmer gloss in “Garnet Desire.”

Here we are on the red carpet.  Forgive me for the poor pictures.  My camera is taking a hiatus.

Betty, Carlton, myself & Jim

Carlton & I

Dress, Forever 21; shoes Gianni Binni; necklace & bracelet, vintage

Clutch, MAC makeup case; bracelet & rings, vintage

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The 2012 Oscars: White is still the new black… And that leg!

It’s that time of year again… Let’s just cut right to it.  Below are the nominations for my “Best Dressed” and “Pretty Good” list.

Photo courtesy of Jason Merritt/Getty

Emma Stone, in Giambattista Valli Haute Couture with a Louis Vuitton clutch and jewels.  Love the neck, love the color, love her, love to see what she wears next.  She made me laugh as a presenter with her cheeky yet charming personality…  “We should have some banter. Where you act cocky and I shut you down and you say I look pretty and I say ‘no chance funny boy’!” My only complaint is that it looks a little big.

Photo courtesy of Jason Merritt/Getty

Sandra Bullock, in Marchesa.  The white top and black bottom theme from previous award shows continues on Sandra.  The embellished waist and shoulders is another notable trend on the red carpet.  The black and white combination is sophisticated, the shape and low draped back is sexy and the embellishments are chic.  But I may be a little biased.

Photo courtesy of Jason Merritt/Getty

Glenn Close, in Zac Posen with Bulgari jewels.  This evergreen color is so intriguing and it looks beautiful on the blonde Close.  I adore the structured corset and tuxedo jacket.  But most of all, I like how she exudes assurance.

Photo courtesy of Gregg DeGuire/WireImage

And here’s Angelina Jolie’s right leg.  Oh, and Miss Jolie herself, in Atelier Versace with Salvatore Ferragamo shoes.  I’m feeling the high slit but her permanent stance did seem a little odd.  Her highlighted, loose curls beautifully contrast the black velvet, structured gown.  I have a thing for black velvet because the rich shade is at its darkest in velvet.  She looks gorgeous, as always.  I’d love to know the name of that lip color.  However, I will agree with a fellow Oscar party guest, “She needs to eat a bowl of rice and beans!”

Photo courtesy of Kevin Mazur/WireImage

Tina Fey, in Carolina Herrera with Bulgari jewels and a Roger Vivier clutch.  While Fey’s navy dress is not exceptional, I think she looks fabulous.  I adore the trendy peplum, color and perfect fit.  Her hair is swept off her face in a chic bouffant bun and her face is gorgeous.  Her glowing confidence doesn’t hurt either.

Photo courtesy of Kevin Mazur/WireImage

Michelle Williams continues to look sweet and adoring in Louis Vuitton with Forevermark jewels and a Bottega Veneta clutch.  I look forward to seeing her in something a little more daring. She further establishes the peplum trend, which I expect to be in high demand this spring.  To easily incorporate it into your wardrobe, choose a top with peplum and pair it with skinny jeans or a pencil skirt.

Photo courtesy of Getty

I’m supposed to like this look.  It’s Givenchy Haute Couture on Rooney Mara.  It has topped the majority of the ‘Best Dressed’ lists.  But I can’t help but think of my grandmother’s vintage bras when I look at the bust detail.  She must be chicer than I.

Photo courtesy of Kevin Mazur/WireImage

Milla Jovovich continues the white is the new black trend, which is a welcome change of pace on the red carpet.  Add a little train, loads of shimmer and one sleeve and we get this stunning Elie Saab gown.  This is one of my favorites.

Photo courtesy of Getty

More white: Sofia Vergara, in Roberto Cavalli with Casadei heels, Judith Leiber bag and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry.  Do I really need to comment?  Miss Vergara seems to do no wrong.

Photo courtesy of Steve Granitz/WireImage

Octavia Spencer, in Tadashi Shoji with Lorraine Schwartz jewels, a Leiber clutch and only one pair of Spanx.  This is one of her best looks yet.

Photo courtesy of Kevin Mazur/WireImage

Gwyneth Paltrow, in Tom Ford.  She manages to make a long cape look chic and effortless.  Without the cape the dress is a little boring but then there’s no distraction from her beauty.

Photo courtesy of Gregg DeGuire/WireImage

Jennifer Lopez looks oh so glam in a silver Zuhair Murad gown with a 70s vibe.

Photo courtesy of Kevork Djansezian/Getty

From white and silver to pastels, pale shades have stepped onto the main stage.  This is Louise Roe, in a blush Black Halo gown.  Some of you may be thinking, who is this girl?  Well, I’m not sure.  In my brief research to find her dress’ label I saw varying claims, including actress (StyleBistro), ABC Oscar correspondent (Socialite Life) and Glamour magazine’s new fashion editor (Yahoo!).  One thing’s for sure, I adore this tailored gown with jacket-like top, structured layers and embellished belt.

Photo courtesy of Kevin Mazur/WireImage

Kate Mara, in Jack Guisso Couture.  The way she is standing – shoulders slightly slumped, chin down and a little smirk – reminds me of her creepy character, Hayden, in American Horror Story!  But looking past the vengeful ghost, this is such a pretty blush dress with floral appliques and lines of shimmer.

Photo courtesy of Jason Merritt/Getty

Continuing the pastel parade, Melissa McCarthy, in Marina Rinaldi.  While, I think Marina Rinaldi, the women’s division of Max Mara, was a better choice, I wish she chose a more vibrant color and wasn’t afraid to reveal more.

Photo courtesy of Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

Meryl Streep, in Lanvin with a Lanvin clutch and Salvatore Ferragamo shoes.  Gold is big right now and I love this gold fabric!  It’s fun and glamorous, without being too over the top.  The shape is sexy, yet sophisticated.

Photo courtesy of Jason Merritt/Getty

More gold: Jessica Chastain, in Alexander McQueen with Harry Winston jewels.

Photo courtesy of Getty

Olivia Wilde paired her Gucci with gold.  This simple look is oh so sexy with smoky eyes and hair in a bun.

Photo courtesy of Jeff Vespa/WireImage

Do me a favor.  Put your hand over Kelly Osbourne’s face.  Isn’t that an awesome Badgley Mischka dress?!  Her figure looks fantastic.  The sheer cutouts are super trendy and the emerald embellishments are so pretty.  I think Kelly is beautiful and so funny.  But I wish she would change her hair color!  Or take a cue from Katy Perry and at least color coordinate.

Photo courtesy of Getty

Jon Hamm and Jennifer Westfeldt, in a custom made Imperial Violet silk velvet Johanna Johnson gown with.  Again, the color of this dress is so rich because of the velvet material.  I do wish she had pulled her hair up.

Photo courtesy of Billy Farrell/BFANYC.com

Kathy Freston, in an unknown dress.  While this is a more casual style for the Vanity Fair Oscar party, I adore this color.  She must be ready for spring and so am I!

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The It List: 2012 SAG Awards

Love Lace

Lace, as a trend, has evolved over the past few years but has stayed mainstream among all types of well-dressed ladies, including actresses walking the red carpet.  So it’s refreshing to see Michelle Williams wear the dainty fabric as a unique detail on a dress with a modern cut.  Expect the novel trend factor to wear off, but such an elegant look will always be “in.”

Michelle Williams in Valentino and Roger Vivier shoes - Photo courtesy of Jeff Vespa/WireImage

Stacy Keibler in Marchesa - Photo courtesy of Steve Granitz/WireImage

Off the Rack Option

The oversized lace pattern, irregular V-neck hem and full skirt on the first option and the lace back and high collar on the second choice, set these lace numbers apart from the rest.

JS Collections at Dillard's

Body Central

Bold and Blue

Shades of cobalt graced the SAG Awards and is quickly becoming my favorite color of the moment.

Jessica Chastain in Calvin Klein Collection - Photo courtesy of Jason Merritt-Getty Images

Diane Lane in David Meister - Photo courtesy of Jason Merritt-Getty Images

Jane Lynch in David Meister Signature - Photo courtesy of Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Off the Rack Option

When selecting a cobalt dress, look for a vibrant blue that really pops, like this one:

Caché

All That Jazz

I am so excited that fashion powerhouses like Badgley Mischka, Gucci, Christian Dior, Chloé…  are reveling in the roaring 1920s!  Now we can all pretend we’re living The Great Gatsby.

Ashlee Simpson in Jenny Packham - Photo courtesy of Getty

Zoe Saldana in Givenchy Couture - Photo courtesy of Jason Merritt-/Getty Images

Shailene Woodley in L’Wren Scott - Photo courtesy of Alberto E Rodriguez/Getty Images

Bérénice Bejo in Ralph Lauren Collection - Photo courtesy of Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Off the Rack Option

While fashion from the twenties is the next big revival, there aren’t many options available off the rack just yet.  I did find this blush pink gown from Caché.  Search for loose-fitting pieces with beaded embellishments and drop-waists.  Until then, try a flapper headband, like this one from BaroqueAndRoll on Etsy.

Caché

BaroqueAndRoll

Berry Sweet

Shades of berry were oh, so pretty on the red carpet.

Natalie Portman in Giambattista Valli Haute Couture - Photo courtesy of Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Sofia Vergara in Marchesa with Lorraine Schwartz jewels and a Thale Blanc clutch - Photo courtesy of Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Julie Bowen in Temperley London - Photo courtesy of Steve Granitz/WireImage

Dianna Agron in Carolina Herrera - Photo courtesy of Alberto E Rodriguez/Getty Images

Off the Rack Option

Express Ombre Stripe Bandage Dress

Pretty in Pale

Gowns (and a jumpsuit) in pale colors of white, silver and other pastels did NOT pale in comparison, but rather stood out as an elegant sigh of relief.

Kelly Osbourne in Badgley Mischka - Photo courtesy of Frazer Harrison-Getty Images

Rose Byrne in Elie Saab Haute Couture - Photo courtesy of Kyle Rover/Startraksphotocom

Lea Michele in Atelier Versace with Casadei shoes - Photo courtesy of Steve Granitz/WireImage

Judy Greer in Collette Dinnigan - Photo courtesy of Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Octavia Spencer in Tadashi Shoji with Irene Neuwirth jewels - Photo courtesy of Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Off the Rack Option

Jason Wu for Target

Windsor

Greek Goddess

We’ve been seeing more Grecian gowns lately, from the ladies below and also on Vanessa Hudgens at a recent movie premiere.  Who doesn’t enjoy feeling like a goddess?

Viola Davis in Marchesa by Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Tilda Swinton in Lanvin - Photo courtesty of Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Off the Rack Option

Grecian style, which gained popularity in 2009, is characterized by one shoulder strap, flowing fabric and draping.

Jennifer Lopez at Kohl's

Caché

Cut It Out

What’s sexier than upexpected peeks of skin on unusual places?  Mrs. Bacon used her cut-out dress to flaunt a family tattoo.

Kyra Sedgwick in Emilio Pucci - Photo courtesy of Steve Granitz/WireImage

Amber Heard in Zac Posen - Photo courtesy of Steve Granitz/WireImage

Off the Rack Option

BCBGeneration at Macy's

White On Black

The classic white and black combo was represented with a white top and black bottom on the ladies below, as well as Kate Winslet at the Golden Globes.

Emilia Clarke in Chanel - Photo courtesy of Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Maya Rudolph in Naeem Khan - Photo courtesy of Jeff Vespa/WireImage

Paz Vega in Carolina Herrera with Bulgari clutch and jewels - Photo courtesy of Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Off the Rack Option

White House/Black Market

I also must mention…

Emma Stone – She does no wrong.  I adore her Victorian-inspired Alexander McQueen dress with a matching custom-made clutch.  It’s covered with the same black lace as her dress and the knuckle handle is embellished with the iconic McQueen skull and two unicorns.  I covet a McQueen clutch, but as a fan of unicorns, I especially want this masterpiece.

Lucky me found a similar clutch with an emellished knuckle handle at T.J. Maxx.  I wore it with the navy lace dress to the auto show preview.

Emma Stone in Alexander McQueen - Photo courtesy of Jason Merritt-Getty Images

Glenn Close – While I’m not sure how I feel about this sexy corset dress on Glenn Close, I would love to wear it myself.

Glenn Close in Zac Posen - Photo courtesy of Steve Granitz/WireImage

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