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: Anne Hathaway & Amanda Seyfried Dazzle While Promoting ‘Les Miserables’!


Ever since news hit the web that there was going to be a full-on movie musical remake of the legendary novel-turned-Broadway play, Les Miserables, I’ve been following its every move of production, including casting news & sneak peeks at the stars singing their hearts on.  Two of the film’s leading ladies, Anne Hathaway & Amanda Seyfried, have been dazzling on the red carpet, which I, naturally, needed to feature b/c there was just too much great fashion not to!

Let’s start with Amanda whose belted Alexander McQueen column gown was an ethereal turn for the blue-eyed blonde, accessorized with mirrored Rupert Sanderson evening sandals. The January In Style cover girl stole the show in a plunging two-toned Balenciaga gown with towering satin platforms for the film’s London premiere.  Amanda returned to pastels in a soft Marios Schwab dress with patent leather peep toes by Rupert Sanderson.  Also, back in October, as the buzz surrounding the film was just starting, Amanda appeared at the Hollywood Film Awards in a ravishing red bustier dress by Prabal Gurung with earrings by Dana Rebecca Designs & platform Jimmy Choo shoes.  Amanda Seyfried & Anne Hathaway

I’ve been talking about Miss Anne quite a lot this year, ever since she debuted her short ‘do back in July, hit the red carpet in Valentino, & shined on the covers of Vogue & Glamour! The newlywed continued to channel Audrey Hepburn in a sleek Victoria Beckham LBD with black pumps. While talking up the film in Tokyo, she donned a Antonio Berardi keyhole dress with open toe patent leather shoes.  She took a risk in a relaxed midnight column gown a New York screening of Les Mis wearing a moonstone cocktail ring by Graziela.  Most recently, she made quite the movie star entrance while showing off her back in an all-over beaded Givenchy gown in London. 

There’s no doubt that this is Anne’s year on the red carpet, but I know I can’t take my eyes off of Amanda, whose style seems to get better, fresher, & more feminine at every glance.  Whose red carpet style do you like better? Do you like Anne’s pixie cut? Do you think Amanda was a good choice for Les Miserables? Happy Styling!

Basics For A Bargain: The Hottest Tops & Pants Looks Worn By Kristen Stewart, Alexa Chung, Kate Hudson, & More!


I’ve never been a dress pants kind of girl- until lately.  I was always the girl walking around in a skirt or dress b/c those pieces were just always easier for me to find since I wear petite bottoms in most cases, but also have a curvy shape.  However, I’m inspired by these tops & bottoms (pants, more specifically) looks that I’ve been spotting on the most photographed & stylish celebrities.

This includes actress Rashida Jones in jewel-tone trousers by Theyskens’ Theory paired with a studded blazer, an eggplant blouse, Graziela earrings, a Dana Rebecca Designs ring, & metallic cap toe pumps.  This look says so much about her edgy, but conservative style.  The rich hues combined with the luxe fabrics make looking like you’re wearing pajamas with an 80s-esque jacket look super cool.  Next is K-Stew herself, Kristen Stewart, wearing a daring Balenciaga design with a Cartier bracelet, & sleek Christian Louboutins. Critics are calling this look a ripoff of the barely there bra-top & bare midriff look that the blonde-coiffed Miley Cyrus has been sporting, but I think The Twilight Saga star has got it right here. French import / Bond girl Berenice Marlohe is ravishing in colorblocked black with feathers & a white top by Alexander McQueen, Norman Silverman studs, & Sergio Rossi pumps. I love her smoky eye, yet mature Blake-Lively inspired beachy locks, providing a fresh take on an unlikely pairing.

Kate Hudson is a vision in Alexander McQueen menswear with towering Brian Atwood pumps at the Glee premiere in September, while donning a sexy lace cami underneath.  Style icon Alexa Chung has never looked sleeker in this Maje button-down shirt & slacks with minimalist black pumps- again another menswear-ish look that couldn’t be more fabulous.  Lastly, reality star Olivia Palermo is getting on board with the volume trend wearing an Elin Kling for Marciano oversized sweater with cropped pants, ankle-strap Gucci sandals, & tribal-inspired accessories.

I gave myself the daunting task (while the power could hold out during the crazy snow storm that hit the Northeast on Wednesday) to try & replicate these looks- all in one post! Of course, I’m still working on those PhotoShop skills, but I’m happy to share affordable versions of these six looks, which cost b/w $41.50 – $124.99. If you take a look below, you’ll see that I’ve recreated the pieces of clothing from Rashida’s look, including a textured Lark Lane foil-print zip jacket ($45.00) from JCPenney, the Honey Punch ‘high-waisted hopes pants ($42.00) in red from Lulu’s, & the LC by Lauren Conrad embellished chiffon blouse ($26.40) from Kohl’s. Kristen’s look was tougher to put together, but a daring Style Darling can certainly pull off the stretch lace bralette ($24.50) from Victoria’s Secret & pair it with White House Black Market‘s legacy bi-stretch modern bootcut pant ($49.99).

For Berenice’s look, I couldn’t find feathers, but the peplum trend was easy to put together when I found the laser cut dot peplum tank ($21.99) from Charlotte Russe & the Lauren Jeans Co. Biltmore trouser pants ($44.99) @Macy’s. A winter white tuxdeo on a budget was an even trickier ensemble to recreate, but Kate’s look wasn’t too far off when I found the Bar III three-quarter open-front tuxedo blazer ($26.99) from Macy’s & the White House Black Market modern bootcut tux pant ($98.00). Alexa’s look is comprised of pieces from Forever 21, including the tail hem shirt ($18.90) & coated trimmed trousers ($22.80). Lastly, Olivia’s look was perfectly timed now that heavy knits are in stores, & I selected The Limited‘s cowlneck poncho ($49.99) & Logan fit slim ankle pant ($49.99) from Banana Republic.

For more celebrity-inspired posts, check out features in Red Carpet Review, Darling Of The Day, & Top 10 Celeb Sightings.  Also, if you’re looking for the best ways to acquire an affordable wardrobe, take a look at updates blogs in Basics For A Bargain, Luxury Look-Alikes For Less, The $100 Challenge, & Splurge or Save?! Happy Styling!