Red Carpet Review: The Glamorous 2023 Critics Choice Awards, Including Amanda Seyfried, Janelle Monae, Stephanie Hsu, & More!


Tonight’s Critics Choice Awards bring us one step closer to the climax of awards season for film, but this particular ceremony includes stars of both the big screen & small screen to unite & celebrate their talent, accomplishments, & of course fashion! There were so many trends of the night, continuing the glitz that we saw last weekend at the Golden Globe Awards, including dramatic metallic gown, classic black dresses with cut-outs, neutral / champagne tones, midi-length designs, variations on the naked dress, bold pops of color, & multicolored dresses.

Some of my favorites of the night include Abbott Elementary actress Sheryl Lee Ralph–who arrived in what I like to call “a winner’s dress” by Jovana Louis, Glass Onion star Kate Hudson‘s silver sheer halter gown by Oscar de la Renta, Pam & Tommy nominee Lily James modernizing another Old Hollywood look by Oscar de la Renta, The Whale‘s Sadie Sink in a youthful Chanel frock, host Chelsea Handler in a chic orange Maticevski design, along with Everything Everywhere All at One supporting actress Stephanie Hsu in a classic tangerine Valentino gown, Niecy Nash-Betts shimmering in a Jason Wu confection, & the always glamorous Angela Bassett in a black velvet Christian Siriano design (& she nabbed another award for her gripping performance in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever). Scroll through the

Sheryl Lee Ralph in a gold one-shoulder Jovana Louis gown with Vince Camuto shoes & Misho Designs jewelry, Michelle Williams in a gold one-shoulder Louis Vuitton dress with Tiffany & Co. jewelry, Viola Davis in a shimmering brown cape gown by Valentino, Kate Hudson in a silver Oscar de la Renta gown with Bulgari jewelry & Christian Loboutin peep toe platforms, & Aubrey Plaza in a spaghetti strap Louis Vuitton gown with Pomellato jewelry at the 2023 Critics Choice Awards.
Elle Fanning in an ivory Alexander McQueen structural gown with Irene Neuwirth jewelry, Amanda Seyfried in a gold Christian Dior gown with Stuart Weitzman shoes & Cartier jewelry, Anya Taylor-Joy in a midi Dior dress with Tiffany & Co. jewelry, Cate Blanchett in a khaki Max Mara shirt/gown with Louis Vuitton jewelry, & Britt Lower in a cream Harith Hashim suit with Delfina Delettrez jewelry at the 2023 Critics Choice Awards.
Renee Elise Goldsberry in a multi-metallic spaghetti strap gown, Thuso Mbedu in a custom Louis Vuitton gown with jewelry (by REZA, Rainbow K, Anita Ko, Delfina Delettrez, & EERA), Daisy Edgar-Jones in a sparkling Gucci gown, Jenny Slate in a patchwork metallic Olivier Theyskens gown, & Danielle Deadwyler in a custom silver Louis Vuitton gown at the 2023 Critics Choice Awards.
Lily James in a black striped midi gown by Oscar de la Renta & Janelle Monae in a custom crinkled Vera Wang cut-out gown at the 2023 Critics Choice Awards.
Angela Bassett in a black velvet Christian Siriano dress with Messika jewelry & Kaley Cuoco in a black velvet bell-sleeve dress at the 2023 Critics Choice Awards.
Rhea Seehorn in a silver deep-v gown, Dichen Lachman in a silver Grecian-inspired one-shoulder gown, Milly Alcock in a strapless Dior dress with Giuseppe Zanotti shoes & Pomellato jewelry, & Lea Thompson in a short printed dress at the 2023 Critics Choice Awards.
Quinta Brunson in a Robert Wun dress with jewelry by Amrapali & Graziela & Reza & Sadie Sink in a black strapless Chanel midi dress at the 2023 Critics Choice Awards.
Jen Tullock in a yellow deep-v gown, Emily Uribe in a yellow deep-v Alex Perry dress with Stuart Weitzman shoes, Melanie Lynskey in a yellow gathered gown, Dominique Fishback in a yellow Greta Constantine ruffled gown with an Emily P. Wheeler ring, & Amber Ruffin in a yellow sequin suit at the 2023 Critics Choice Awards.
Stephanie Hsu in an orange Valentino pleated gown, Chelsea Handler in a one-shoulder Maticevski design with Stuart Weitzman shoes & Norman Silverman jewelry, Anna Sawai in a caramel Acne Studios gown, Monica Barbaro in a floral one-shoulder gown by Del Core, & Niecy Nash-Betts in a champagne shimmering Jason Wu gown at the 2023 Critics Choice Awards.
Laura Prepon in an olive one-shoulder midi dress, Patricia Arquette in a sage green Grecian-inspired Valentino design, Marcia Gay Harden in a green & black printed hi-low dress, Claire Foy in a printed Prada strapless dress with Messika jewelry, & Rosa Salazar in a printed sweetheart gown at the 2023 Critics Choice Awards.
Ruth E. Carter in a purple embellished gown, Judy Greer in a black & yellow Greta Constantine design, Julia Garner in a red Ferragamo mini dress with Bulgari jewelry & Stuart Weitzman shoes & a Skims bra, Michelle Yeoh in a red & black Carolina Herrera design with DeBeers jewelry, & Abby Elliott in a shimmering blue St. John turtleneck gown at the 2023 Critics Choice Awards.
Melanie Zannetti in a floral printed strapless gown, Kerry Washington in a sequin & bead embellished Giorgio Armani Privé sweetheart down with Santoni platform sandals, Trinity Jo-Li Bliss in a black embellished gown, Julia Roberts in a black & gold embellished Schiaparelli gown with Chopard jewelry, & Zoe Kazan in a white with black lace Rodarte dress at the 2023 Critics Choice Awards.
Amy Brenneman in a Tony Ward ensemble, Krista Marie Yu in a champagne lace gown, Phoebe Dynevor in a printed Louis Vuitton gown, Eve Hewson in a black & white Cong Tri ensemble with Bulgari jewelry, & Busy Philipps in a gray St. John dress at the 2023 Critics Choice Awards.
Janelle James in a chocolate gown by Mindi Mond NY with Rahaminov Diamonds jewelry & Kerry Condon in a brown gown with Briony Raymond jewelry at the 2023 Critics Choice Awards.
Jennifer Coolidge in a black custom Dolce & Gabbana dress, Madelyn Cline in a feathered black Givenchy dress, & Jessie Buckley in a black layered off-the-shoulder dress at the 2023 Critics Choice Awards.
Sarah Hyland in a black cut-out Stella McCartney dress with Stuart Weitzman shoes, Rachel Bloom in a black gown, Carla Buono in a black deep-v gown, Monet Mazur in a cut-out black gown, & Amber Midthunder in a black one-shoulder gown at the 2023 Critics Choice Awards.
Ayo Edibri in a black custom Thom Brown tuxedo outfit, Natasha Lyonne in a black sparkling Gucci gown, Sarah Polley in a black suit, Kelsey Asbille in a black Saint Laurent design, & Liza Colon-Zayas in a black gown at the 2023 Critics Choice Awards.
Nina Hoss in a tuxedo & Samantha Logan in a tuxedo & bralette combo at the 2023 Critics Choice Awards.

Who wore your favorite look of the night? Did you top choice performers win? Who are you rooting for to win an Oscar? For more stylish posts, check out: W magazine’s best performances portfolio with Ana de Armas & Margot Robbie, the boldest & most colorful statement necklaces from New York & Company, a look back at past Golden Globe red carpets with Emma Stone & Reese Witherspoon, & the top 10 Style Darlings of 2022, including Florence Pugh & Jodie Turner-Smith! Happy Styling!

Red Carpet Review: The Stylish 2023 Golden Globe Awards!


UPDATING as we speak… err type! Tonight’s Golden Globe Awards is off to a gorgeous start with some majorly breathtaking style on the red carpet! I just can’t decide on a favorite… just yet! See the gallery below for who wore what & leave your thoughts in the comments! Happy Styling!

Accessories Access: Givenchy Jewelry Sets from Macy’s!


Merry Stylish Christmas to all! Any time of year is a reason to get sparkly, but between today & New Year’s Eve, let’s go the extra mile when it comes to dazzling baubles. Recently, I learned that Macy’s carries an exclusive kind of fashion jewelry by high-end designer Givenchy, love by how luxury reaches the hands, necks, wrists, & ears of the budget-conscious Style Darling!

SHOP: Givenchy 2-piece crystal halo statement necklace & matching drop earrings in 6 colors @Macy’s (on sale Diamond Buy: $29.99).

I’m torn between the rose gold & emerald green designs, but could find ways to wear all of them, if I was so lucky! How would you style these jewels? Do you wear matching statement sets? Which color is your favorite?

For more stylish posts, check out: pretty cable sweaters by Time & Tru, jeweled cardigans from LOFT, & Meghan Trainor’s most stylish music videos! Happy Holidays & Happy Styling!

Cover Craze: Adele’s Glorious Comeback & Style for ELLE’s September 2022 Issue!


When Adele sings, talks, poses for a photo shoot, & posts on Instagram, the world stops & for good reason! ELLE knows this, which is why the 15-time Grammy winner is featured on the coveted September issue cover in all of her diva glory, beauty, & style. In the article, written by Emma Carmichael & photographed by Mario Sorrenti, Adele discusses the heartbreak behind cancelling her Las Vegas residency, being a mother to her 9-year-old son Angelo, the authenticity of her performances, her continued excitement to share her recent album 30 with audiences, & her relationship with sports agent Rich Paul.

Additionally, the gorgeous shots of the British singer/songwriter, styled by George Cortina, include fashionable pieces from Pologeorgis, Fendi, Cartier, Falke, Celine by Hedi Slimane, Givenchy, Marc Jacobs, Fogal, Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello, Loro Piana, Agent Provocateur, Aliétte, Courrèges, Levi’s, & Artemas Quibble.

For her show in London earlier this year, Adele recounts the audience’s response to her hit ballad “Someone Like You,” stating, “I wrote that on my own, in my little tiny flat, when I was 21…The fact that they all still remember the words and love the song, it was just incredible.” Also, the singer cherishes & still learns from the early days of her career to keep her grounded, sharing, “I remember writing 19 very, very much, and going from the studio to meet my friends at the pub. I remember getting on the Tube and going to every meeting I had, and I remember going to after-parties of my friends’ little gigs. I remember all of those things, and I remember all of the first times I did something. I remember them even when I’m doing them for the millionth time.”

Are you a fan of Adele’s album 30? What do you think of ELLE‘s cover shoot with the “I Drink Wine” songstress? What kind of songs do you want to hear from Adele next? Would you attend her concerts? For more celebrity posts, check out: Serena Williams’ Vogue cover shoot, Cara Delevingne’s best pants looks, a fashion flashback tribute to the late Olivia Newton-John, & Selena Gomez’s orange sequin outfit by LaPointe! Happy Styling!

07/17/2015 Darling of the Day: 5 Ways to Wear Chrissy Teigen’s Summer Menswear Separates!


Chrissy Teigen is winning the internet right now & why shouldn’t she be? The model / TV personality is all things gorgeous & brilliant with her impeccable style, legs for days, & eff-you sense of humor- no wonder hubby John Legend keeps writing songs about her! However, Style Darling is posting today to share Chrissy’s effortless menswear-inspired separates that she’s been sporting this summer (& last year too!). Like most curvy girls, I’m a little skeptical about wearing shorts, but reinterpreting Chrissy’s shorts + blazer + heels style seems to be a feasible possibility. I’ve scoured the web to find affordable separates to recreate her looks in 5 interchangeable & fashionable ways!

Chrissy Teigen in shorts, a blazer, & heels. Chrissy was flawless in a pair of gray high-waist shorts, a cream blouse, & shorts with jewelry by Jennifer Meyer & lace cap-toe Kurt Geiger pumps at the NASDAQ Opening Bell in New York City. Last year, she rocked a cream shorts, a white A.L.C. blouse, jewelry by EF Collection & Vita Fede, & white pumps. Also in 2014, Chrissy wasn’t afraid of playing with texture in leather shorts by Halogen with an ASOS blazer, Givenchy bag, Express necklace, & black pointed toe pumps. Then, she combined a white tee with denim cut-offs & an ivory double-breasted blazer with a taupe fedora, studded white purse, & neutral mules. For the Cannes Film Festival, Chrissy was carefree in white shorts with a plunging top, blush blazer, ankle strap sandals, & sunglasses.

Shorts, blazers, heels, oh my!SHOP: LOOK 1. blazer ($24.99, was $59.00) in gray @Urban Outfitters, top ($7.00, was $17.95) in white @H&M, shorts ($14.99, was $29.50) in white eyelet (also available in navy, shop plus size here) @Dress Barn, & shoes ($12.49, was $30.99) @Charlotte Russe. LOOK 2. blazer ($20.00, was $50.00) in black @Boohoo, top ($10.83, was $21.28) @Romwe, shorts ($6.99, was $12.99) in black (also available in taupe & blue) @H&M, & shoes ($15.00, was $39.99) in brown (also available in silver) @Payless. LOOK 3. blazer ($24.80) in gray (also available in cream, burgundy, & black) @Forever 21, top ($4.99, was $29.99) in gray (also available in green, pink, & blue) @MANGO Outlet, shorts ($4.44, was $14.80) in khaki @Forever 21, & shoes ($35.00, was $70.00) in black @ALDO shoes. LOOK 4. blazer ($30.00, was $59.98) in nude @Missguided, top ($5.99, was $14.00) in black (available in other colors, &up to size 2x) @JC Penney, shorts ($12.00, was $26.94) in green (also available in black & white, up to size 20) @Old Navy, & shoes ($20.53, was $27.40) in taupe (also available in red & black) @GOjane. LOOK 5. blazer ($24.05) in white (also available in blue & peach) @ChicNova, top ($5.99, was $12.99) in blue (also available in white) @Charlotte Russe, shorts ($14.99, was $26.00) in black / white (also available in other patterns) @JC Penney, & shoes ($14.97, was $39.00) in black @Nordstrom Rack.

What do you think of Chrissy’s style? How do you like to wear menswear? Do you feel comfortable in shorts? For more stylish posts, check out a nine-piece outfit for under $100, Reese Witherspoon’s recent Draper James street style, summer-ready totes for $20 & under, & Chloe Grace Moretz’s Coach look. Happy Styling!

#RedCarpet Review: Every Look From The 2015 #MetGala, Featuring Beyoncé, Jennifer Lawrence, Sarah Jessica Parker, & More!


Rihanna, Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, Sarah Jessica Parker, & Kerry Washington, & Anne Hathaway at the 2015 Met Gala.

Last night’s #MetGala at New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art honored Asian-inspired fashion with Anna Wintours latest exhibition, China: Through the Looking Glass. In attendance were top A-listers from the realms of fashion, music, Hollywood, & more, wowing on the red carpet & showing support for the art of fashion. Some of the greatest risk takers of the night included Rihanna in a stunning  over-the-top gold design by Guo Pei, Beyoncé‘s barely there shimmering gown by Givenchy, Jennifer Lopez who showed off her best assets in a Versace design, Sarah Jessica Parker‘s collaboration with H&M & a masterfully crafted Philip Treacy headpiece, the always elegant Kerry Washington in a pink Prada confection, & Anne Hathaway‘s futuristic & sleek hooded gold gown by Ralph Lauren.

Of course, there are plenty of glamour & daring fashion feats in the slideshow below to feed your celebrity red carpet style obsession. Who wore your favorite look? Will you be headed to NYC to check out the exhibit? Who missed the mark on the red carpet? Happy Styling!

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#RedCarpet Review: #Oscar’s #BestDressed Gallery, Including Jennifer Lopez, Reese Witherspoon, Emma Stone, & More!


 Jennifer Lopez, Julianne Moore, Rosamund Pike, Emma Stone, Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Lupita Nyong'o, & Gwyneth Paltrow.

The long-awaited 87th Oscars ceremony is under way & the web is buzzing over the glamorous red carpet, featuring a slew of gorgeous gowns from nominated actresses & fabulous looks from presenters & performers. One of the biggest trends of the night was sparkle & color, as well as some surprises from favorite A-listers who have taken some risks & stayed true to their consistently celebrated style.

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Some of the night’s best dressed include Emma Stone (in Elie Saab), Reese Witherspoon (in Tom Ford), Jennifer Aniston (in Versace), Rosamund Pike (in Givenchy), Lupita Nyong’o (in Calvin Klein Collection), Jennifer Lopez (in Elie Saab), Anna Kendrick (in Thakoon), Jessica Chastain (in Givenchy Haute Couture), Jennifer Hudson (in Romona Keveza), & Kerry Washington (in Miu Miu).

Glowing & sparkling in white were Marion Cotillard (in Christian Dior Couture), Julianne Moore (in Chanel Couture), Jenna Dewan-Tatum (in Zuhair Murad), Lady Gaga (in custom Azzadine Alaia), & Zendaya (in Vivienne Westwood). Also, taking a cue from the paler hues were Chrissy Teigen (in Zuhair Murad), Felicity Jones (in Alexander McQueen by Sarah Burton), Gwyneth Paltrow (in Ralph & Russo Couture), Karolina Kurkova (in Marchesa), Nicole Kidman (in Louis Vuitton), Octavia Spencer (in Tadashi Shoji), Oprah Winfrey in Vera Wang), Viola Davis (in Zac Posen), & Zoe Saldana (in Atelier Versace).

Some of the bolder looks came from model Behati Prinsloo (Armani Prive), Cate Blanchett (in Maison Margiela Couture with a statement necklace), Chloe Grace Moretz (in Miu Miu), Dakota Johnson (in Saint Laurent), Keira Knightley (in Valentino), Lorelei Linklater (in Gabriela Cadena), Giuliana Rancic (in Mireille Dagher), Louise Roe (in Monique Lhuillier), Naomi Watts (in Armani Prive), Scarlett Johansson (in Versace), & Solange Knowles (in Christian Siriano). Going for metallic statements were Anna Faris (in Zuhair Murad), Catt Sadler (in Charbel Zoe), Cheryl Hines in pewter, Faith Hill (in J. Mendel), Jamie Chung (in Yanina Couture), Katie Cassidy (in Julien Macdonald), & Laura Dern (in Alberta Ferretti).

Lastly, those donning black & other classic, tried & true looks include America Ferrera (in Jenny Packham), Gina Rodriguez (in Suzy Amis-Cameron), Kelly Osbourne (in Rita Vinieris), Margot Robbie (in Saint Laurent), Melanie Griffith in a black column gown, Meryl Streep in a menswear-inspired look, Patricia Arquette (in Rosetta Getty), Rita Ora (in Marchesa), & Sienna Miller (in Oscar de la Renta).

Who wore your favorite look of the night? Which celebrity did you think surprised or disappointed? What were the hottest trends on the red carpet that you loved most? For more Red Carpet Review posts from this awards season, check out complete galleries from the Screen Actors Guild Awards, Golden Globe Awards, & Critics Choice Awards! Happy Styling!

Basics for a Bargain: The Fringe Trend, Inspired by Scarlett Johansson, Heidi Klum, Jamie Chung & More (Dedicated to Marlene)!


When it comes to seeking out some style inspiration, turning to my friends is always the best resource, which is how I came to find (from one Marlene) that there was a big trend that’s been building in the fashion world. Fringe is back. Have no fear, when it comes to fringe, it’s all about moderation. I’m not talking about a full-on Western look, or anything crazy from the 70s, but a nod to another time or fantasy world isn’t so bad to include in your day-to-day wardrobe.

Fringe was spotted on the Spring Summer 2015 runways all over the world, especially from designers like Etro, Givenchy, Fendi, Proenza Schouler, Marco de Vincenzo, & Elie Tahari.

Fringe - Etro, Givenchy, & Fendi Spring Summer 2015.

Proenza Schoulder, Marco de Vincenzo, & Elie Tahari Spring Summer 2015.

Over the years, celebrities have also been sneaking this trend on the red carpet, wearing fringe on dresses, tops, capes, & skirts. When done right, fringe can do no wrong. For example, fringe works on actress Scarlett Johansson (in Preen), Shameless star Emmy Rossum (in Stella McCartney), Bond girl Naomie Harris (in Naeem Khan), & model Suki Waterhouse at a Topshop event.

Scarlett Johansson, Emmy Rossum, Naomie Harris, & Suki Waterhouse in fringe.

Heidi Klum, Shailene Woodley, Julianne Hough, & Jamie Chung in fringe.

Also, during this past season of Project Runway, winner Sean Kelly designed this flirty cobalt & black fringe gown for the show’s host Heidi Klum to wear at last year’s Creative Arts Emmy Awards. Also, rocking the fringe trend are Divergent star Shailene Woodley (in Emilio Pucci), dancer-turned-singer-turned-actress Julianne Hough (in Sass & Bide), & fashion blogger Jamie Chung (in BCBG Max Azria).

To integrate fringe into your wardrobe, here are some affordable & easy-to-wear fringe toppers & fringe bottoms that are sure to dress up your casual separates & create new opportunities to get the most out of your closet.

Fringe tops.

SHOP: dolman top ($17.99) in black @Macy’s, fringed pullover sweater ($49.95) in light grey @Anthropologie, hooded cardigan ($42.00) in oxblood @Nordstrom.

Fringe bottoms.

SHOP: fringe shorts ($29.97) in tan @Nordstrom Rack, faux leather skirt ($24.95) in black @H&M, & fringe mini ($34.99) in black @Banana Republic.

Lastly, fringe accessories are also here to stay, including bags, scarves, & shoes. When it comes to adding detail to your look, fringe is a fresh way to go, also coordinated with metallic grommet, textured panels, & colorblocking.

Fringe accessories

SHOP: crossbody bag ($19.90) in brown @Forever 21, clutch ($35.99) in black @6PM, plaid scarf ($18.95) @Shoptiques, shimmer scarf ($9.99) in lime @Aeropostale, heels ($38.99) @Charlotte Russe, & ballet flats ($49.00) @YOOX.

Do you wear fringe? Do you prefer fringe separates, dresses, or accessories? Which celebrity is wearing fringe the best right now? For more stylish posts, check out Runway Rundown galleries featuring Elie Saab & Atelier Versace, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s London street style look for less, ear cuffs & front to back earrings inspired by Keira Knightley & Kate Mara, & how to style prints & patterns like Lea Michele & Gwen Stefani! Happy Styling!

#RedCarpet Review: #2015SAGAwards #BestDressed Gallery, Featuring Sofia Vergara, Jennifer Aniston, Emmy Rossum, & More!


Reese Witherspoon, Claire Danes, Keira Knightley, & Sarah Hyland.

Last night’s Screen Actor’s Guild Awards were full of red carpet surprises from veteran A-listers like Cake nominee Jennifer Aniston (in vintage Galliano), Birdman‘s Emma Stone (in Dior Couture), America’s sweetheart Julia Roberts (in Givenchy), Homeland‘s Claire Danes (in Marc Jacobs), & last year’s it-girl, Lupita Nyong’o (in Elie Saab). Also, there were plenty of newcomers who made an impact, including many Orange is the New Black winners like Uzo Aduba (in Angel Sanchez) & Danielle Brooks (in Christian Siriano), as well as Game of ThronesMaisie Williams (in Self-Portrait).