Red Carpet Review: Breathtaking & Bold Beauty, Hair, & Jewelry at the Critics Choice Awards, Including Julia Garner, Madelyn Cline, Kerry Washington, & More!


Last night’s Critics Choice Awards might’ve thrown cinephiles for a loop with the Oscar race, but the red carpet game was a head-to-toe win after win with stunning beauty, hair, & jewelry on the most acclaimed celebrities. Some of my favorites include Sadie Sinks gentle waves, Madelyn Cline’s side part & statement earrings, Lily James’ bangs & winged eyes, Kerry Washington’s lush curls & drop earrings, Janelle Monae’s modern earrings & glossy lips, Niecy Nash-Betts’ EVERYTHING, & Cate Blanchett’s golden ‘do & earcuff. See below for more inspiration:

Who wore your favorite jewelry of the night? Whose beauty look inspired you? Who had the best hair? For more stylish posts, check out: the Critics Choice red carpet, a fashion flashback with Amanda Seyfried, & Priyanka’s Chopra-Jonas’ most glamorous red carpet gowns! Happy Styling!

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!

Fashion Flashback: The Memorable Short Dress & Pants Looks of the Golden Globes!


While I’m a major fan of the glorious ballgown on a red carpet, I’m always fascinated to study the non-traditional choices, which are becoming more & more the norm, including short dresses & pants / jumpsuits / tuxedos on female attendees. There are so many lists & galleries on social media & the internet recalling the best Golden Globe looks of all time, as well as the most extreme. However, let’s take some time to review the non-traditional, which are likely to appear on tonight’s red carpet for the highly-anticipated return of the controversial awards ceremony.

From mini to midi dresses, the red carpet is no stranger to short designs with some sparkle, structure, or volume, especially when making an elegant, playful style statement:

Gal Gadot, Jennifer Lopez, Reese Witherspoon, & Joey King in short dresses at the Golden Globes.
Reese Witherspoon, Kristen Wiig, Katharine McPhee, & Sarah Jessica Parker in short dresses at the Golden Globes.
Julianna Margulies, Heidi Klum, & Sarah Jessica Parker in short dresses at the Golden Globes.
Millie Bobby Brown, Elisabeth Moss, Halle Berry, & Sarah Jessica Parker in short dresses at the Golden Globes.

Pants looks come in all forms, on a deconstructed tuxedo, jumpsuit, & suit, imitating the dress look, but also playing with cut-outs, adornments, separates, & proportions. Black is the most popular option with a pants look, as seen below:

Maggie Gyllenhaal, Susan Kelechi Watson, & Laura Dern in pants at the Golden Globes.
Jennifer Aniston & Kyra Sedgwick in pants at the Golden Globes.
Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Taylor Schilling, Kathryn Hahn, Amy Poehler, & Octavia Spencer in pants at the Golden Globes.
Claire Foy, Lorde, Debra Messing, & Alison Brie in pants at the Golden Globes.
Rita Morena, Portia de Rossie, Judy Greer, & Evan Rachel Wood in pants at the Golden Globes.
Jeannie Mai, Jane Fonda, Elsie Fisher, & Sibley Scoles in pants at the Golden Globes.
Emma Watson in pants at the Golden Globes.
Julia Roberts, Emma Stone, Gwyneth Paltrow, & Alexis Bledel in pants at the Golden Globes.

Who wore your favorite skirt look? Do you think a mini dress is appropriate for such an event? What about the jumpsuits & tuxedos? Who pulled it off the best, in your opinion? Stay tuned for more Golden Globes updates to catch up on all the latest fashion & highlights from the night! For more stylish posts, check out: stylish earrings sets from LOFT, a fashion flashback with Cynthia Erivo, & quilted Time & Tru coats for $20! Happy Styling!

Fashion Flashback: Julia Roberts’ Best in Black Red Carpet Moments for her 55th Birthday!


America’s sweetheart, Julia Roberts, turns 55 today & there’s no doubt about her style on the red carpet, especially her classic penchant for black menswear separates, dresses, & gowns. Take a look at the gallery below for some of her most fashionable looks through the years:

What do you think of Julia’s style? What is your favorite movie of hers? What’s your take on her menswear inspiration?

For more stylish posts, check out: striped sweaters by Time and Tru, velvet leggings in every size & lacy sweatshirts for under $18.

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).

Some of my favorites of the night included The Imitation Game nominee Keira Knightley (in Erdem), Wild‘s Reese Witherspoon (in Atelier Versace), model & wife, Camila Alves McConauhey (in Donna Karan), designer darling Emmy Rossum (in Armani Prive), Modern Family‘s rising star Sarah Hyland (in Vera Wang), St. Vincent nominee Naomi Watts (in Balenciaga), How to Get Away with Murder winner Viola Davis (in Max Mara), & this season’s golden girl, Still Alice winner, Julianne Moore (in Givenchy).

Now the official countdown to the Academy Awards can begin, which takes place on Sunday February 22nd, sure to wow & inspire more amazing style. Who wore your favorite look? What trends are you still talking about? For all the latest on this awards season, check out previous Red Carpet Review posts with complete galleries from the Golden Globe Awards & Critic’s Choice Awards. If that isn’t enough, get more celebrity inspiration from Style Darling‘s spring dress predictions featuring Kerry Washington & Allison Williams, how to style a statement necklace like Katy Perry or Emma Roberts, & Jennifer Lopez’s stylish press tour for her new movie, The Boy Next Door! Happy Styling!

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Watch This Style / Ad Madness: La Vie Est Belle For Lancome & Julia Roberts!


While sifting through the knee-high pile of the September issues of my favorite magazines, I noticed that several (Self, Cosmopolitan, & Allure) have the ads for Lancome‘s latest fragrance La Vie Est Belle featuring Julia Roberts‘ infamous smile on their back covers.  The Oscar winner’s Mirror Mirror director, Tarsem Singh has, from behind the camera, brought out the best in Julia in a short film to go along with the stunning ad campaign.  Luckily, I was able to find the video on YouTube, along with a making-of video, which includes a brunette-tressed Julia in an elegant white gown breaking free from conventions & embracing a beautiful life, all with the help of the perfume.  Having graduated from the previously popular Tresor fragrance, La Vie Est Belle is set to hit stores in mid-August.

What do you think of Julia Roberts as a spokeswomen for Lancome? Do you like the videos? Would you try this scent? For more celebrity campaigns, check out posts from Ad Madness, including Lana Del Rey for H&M, Lily Collins for Movado, & Kate Hudson for Ann Taylor.  In addition, Watch This Style videos include stylist Brad Goreski talking to Nightline, a behind-the-scenes look at Victoria Beckham as guest editor for the September issue of Glamour, & my top 5 most stylish music videos from the Spice Girls. Happy Styling!