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!

Cover Craze: W’s Best Performances Portfolio, Including Ana de Armas, Margot Robbie, Zoë Kravitz, & More!


2022 was the year that film came back BIG post-COVID-19 & as this year’s awards season is underway, it’s clear that the most creative & talented players in Hollywood are here to stay & have something to say. W magazine has created a portfolio of the best performances of the year, including playful, dynamic, & mesmerizing photo shoots, articles, & videos of some of most buzzed about stars, including Ana de Armas, Margot Robbie, Jennifer Lawrence, Keke Palmer, Danielle Deadwyler, Michelle Yeoh, & more! Take a look below & see what all the fuss is about.

Wearing JW Anderson, Prada, & Pasqule Bruni:

Margot Robbie for W Magazine – Best Performances in Babylon
Margot Robbie for W Magazine – Best Performances in Babylon
Margot Robbie for for W Magazine – Best Performances in Babylon

Wearing Bottega Veneta & Prada:

Brad Pitt for W Magazine – Best Performances in Babylon
Brad Pitt for W Magazine – Best Performances in Babylon

Wearing Chanel, Maison Margiela Artisanal by John Galliano, Messika Paris, Bode, & The Row:

Michelle Williams for W Magazine – Best Performances in The Fabelmans
Michelle Williams for W Magazine – Best Performances in The Fabelmans

Wearing Louis Vuitton, Adidas, & Hermès:

Jonathan Majors for W Magazine – Best Performances in Devotion
Jonathan Majors for W Magazine – Best Performances in Devotion
Jonathan Majors for W Magazine – Best Performances in Devotion

Wearing Loewe & Falke:

Cate Blanchett for W Magazine – Best Performances in Tár
Cate Blanchett for W Magazine – Best Performances in Tár
Cate Blanchett for W Magazine – Best Performances in Tár

Wearing Louis Vuitton:

Ana de Armas for W Magazine – Best Performances in Blonde
Ana de Armas for W Magazine – Best Performances in Blonde

Wearing Balenciaga:

Michelle Yeoh for W Magazine – Best Performances in Everything Everywhere All At Once
Michelle Yeoh for W Magazine – Best Performances in Everything Everywhere All At Once
Michelle Yeoh for W Magazine – Best Performances in Everything Everywhere All At Once

Wearing Burberry, Hermès, R. Turbow:

Daniel Craig for W Magazine – Best Performances in Glass Onion: A Knives Out Story
Daniel Craig for W Magazine – Best Performances in Glass Onion: A Knives Out Story

Wearing Dior, Boucheron, Wolford, & Ellen Christine:

Jennifer Lawrence for W Magazine – Best Performances in Causeway
Jennifer Lawrence for W Magazine – Best Performances in Causeway
Jennifer Lawrence for W Magazine – Best Performances in Causeway

Wearing Gucci, Omega, & Charvet:

Eddie Redmayne for W Magazine – Best Performances in The Good Nurse
Eddie Redmayne for W Magazine – Best Performances in The Good Nurse

Wearing The Row, Fleur du Mal, Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello, Elsa Peretti for Tiffany & Co.,

Zoë Kravitz for W Magazine – Best Performances in The Batman
Zoë Kravitz for W Magazine – Best Performances
Zoë Kravitz for W Magazine – Best Performances in The Batman

Wearing Hermès, Messika Paris, & Prada:

Taylor Russell for W Magazine – Best Performances in Bones and All
Taylor Russell for W Magazine – Best Performances in Bones and All
Taylor Russell for W Magazine – Best Performances in Bones and All

Wearing Burberry, Giorgio Armani, & Dolce & Gabbana:

Brendan Fraser for W Magazine – Best Performances – The Whale
Brendan Fraser for W Magazine – Best Performances – The Whale

Wearing Celine Homme by Hedi Silmane, Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello, & Cartier,

Austin Butler for W Magazine – Best Performances in Elvis
Austin Butler for W Magazine – Best Performances in Elvis

Wearing Alaïa & Commando:

Aubrey Plaza for W Magazine – Best Performances – in Emily the Criminal

Wearing Christopher Kane & Cartier:

Claire Foy for W Magazine – Best Performances in Women Talking
Claire Foy for W Magazine – Best Performances in Women Talking

Wearing Valentino & Assael:

Danielle Deadwyler for W Magazine – Best Performances in Till
Danielle Deadwyler for W Magazine – Best Performances in Till

Wearing Dior, Charvet, Falke, Loewe, & JW Anderson:

Diego Calva for W Magazine – Best Performances in Babylon
Diego Calva for W Magazine – Best Performances in Babylon

Wearing Valentino & Rolex:

Jeremy Pope for W Magazine – Best Performances in The Inspection
Jeremy Pope for W Magazine – Best Performances in The Inspection

Wearing Anecho, Falke, & Commes des Garçons:

Jeremy Strong for W Magazine – Best Performances in Armageddon Time
Jeremy Strong for W Magazine – Best Performances in Armageddon Time

Wearing Tekla:

Judd Hirsch for W Magazine – Best Performances in The Fabelmans
Judd Hirsch for W Magazine – Best Performances in The Fabelmans

Wearing The Row, Patricia von Musulin, Assael, & Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello:

Kate Hudson for W Magazine – Best Performances in Glass Onion: A Knives Out Story
Kate Hudson for W Magazine – Best Performances in Glass Onion: A Knives Out Story

Wearing Wales Bonner, Tom Ford, & Oliver Peoples:

Ke Huy Quan for W Magazine – Best Performances in Everything Everywhere All At Once
Ke Huy Quan for W Magazine – Best Performances in Everything Everywhere All At Once

Wearing Proenza Schouler, Alexander McQueen, Max Mara, Elsa Peretti for Tiffany & Co., & Celine by Hedi Slimane:

Keke Palmer for W Magazine – Best Performances in Nope
Keke Palmer for W Magazine – Best Performances – Nope

Wearing Fendi, Charvet, New Balance, Bode, Toast, Thomas Pink, DSquared:

Paul Mescal for W Magazine – Best Performances in Aftersun
Paul Mescal for W Magazine – Best Performances in Aftersun
Paul Mescal for W Magazine – Best Performances in Aftersun

Wearing Chanel & Assael:

Rachel Sennott for W Magazine – Best Performances in Bodies Bodies Bodies

Wearing Ralph Lauren Collection, Cartier, Wolford, & Maison Margiela:

Stephanie Hsu for W Magazine – Best Performances in Everything Everywhere All At Once
Stephanie Hsu for W Magazine – Best Performances in Everything Everywhere All At Once

Wearing Richard Quinn, Lisa Eisner Jewelry, Broken English, Dolce & Gabbana, Elsa Peretti for Tiffany & Co., Sophie Buhai, Falke, & Jimmy Choo:

Janelle Monae for W Magazine – Best Performances in Glass Onion: A Knives Out Story
Janelle Monae for W Magazine – Best Performances in Glass Onion: A Knives Out Story

Wearing Bode, Falke, & Rolex:

Seth Rogen for W Magazine – Best Performances in The Fabelmans
Seth Rogen for W Magazine – Best Performances in The Fabelmans

Who’s your favorite movie star to watch? What was your must-see movie from this year’s awards season? Which photo shoot do you like the best? For more stylish posts, check out: the red carpet from this year’s Golden Globe Awards, bold statement necklaces, top Valentine’s Day picks, & stylish leopard pullover sweaters! Happy Styling!

Top 10 Best Dressed Stars of 2022: Florence Pugh, Sadie Sink, Jodie Turner-Smith, & More!


As 2022 comes to an end, let’s take a stylish look back at the most stylish & best dressed stars of the year! This list, in no particular order, showcases entertainers whose red carpet choices have pushed boundaries, made headlines, & furthered their stylish legacy!

First, actress Jodie Turner-Smith turned heads in a variety of bold, powerful, & modern looks, channeling old Hollywood with a futuristic twist. Most notably, the White Noise star dominated the Venice Film Festival red carpet. Additionally, she wore designer names to other star-studded events, such as Gucci, Christopher John Rogers, Christian Siriano, & more!

The 36-year-old British star can be seen next in the Jennifer Aniston-Adam Sandler comedy sequel Murder Mystery 2, which will surely invite more breathtaking style to the red carpet.

Next, Pam & Tommy star Lily James rose to a new level of bombshell that we hadn’t previously seen in such quiet, sweet period depictions the actress presented in Downton Abbey, Cinderella, or The Pursuit of Love; however, portraying Pamela Anderson in the Hulu miniseries showed the British leading lady’s sultry, dramatic, & mature style.

Whether she’s decked out in Valentino, Burberry, Roberto Cavalli, Versace, or Miu Miu, she’s constantly appeared on best dressed lists throughout 2022. Up next, Lily will be promoting the romantic comedy What’s Love Got to Do with It? & starting alongside Willem Defoe & Joe Keery in Finalmente I’alba. Also, Lily is nominated for a Golden Globe, so she’ll continue her style streak into 2023!

Academy Award nominee Florence Pugh is unstoppable on the big screen with such masterful performances in Don’t Worry Darling & The Wonder. Time & again, she’s proven her enduring, youthful, & dazzling sense of style on the red carpet, especially during her nipple-baring appearances. She’s not just another British star topping our list, but a force who kills it in Victoria Beckham, Valentino, Dior, Emilia Wickstead, & more!

There’s so much buzz about Florence, which is no surprise after she ruled the Venice Film Festival, British Independent Film Awards, 13th Governors Awards, & 66th BFI London Film Festival. For 2023, Florence has multiple projects in the works, including A Good Person, directed by former beau Zach Braff, & Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer.

It’s no secret that I adore everything that Cuban actress Ana de Armas wears. The ease with which she graces the red carpet is reminiscent of Grace Kelly…or dare I say, Marilyn Monroe?! The Blonde star is far from resting on the stylish path she’s forged as she’s nominated for a Golden Globe Award, which will surely present the opportunity to sport more Louis Vuitton!

The Oscar hopeful is currently I production opposite her Knives Out co-star Chris Evans in Ghosted & will portray a dancer-turned-assassin with Keanu Reeves in Ballerina.

One of 2022’s major breakout stars is Bridgerton actress Simone Ashley, who seemed to pop up everywhere there was a camera & red carpet, & for good reason too! Also, appearing on Sex Education, Simone pushes the line between elegance & temptress in designs by Giorgio Armani, Jacquemus, Moschino, Gucci, & Burberry, adding some much-needed fierceness & poise at every turn!

Also, Simone will be lending her voice to some upcoming animated productions, including 10 Lives, as well as appearing in the third season of Bridgerton.

Actress-turned director Olivia Wilde may have been splashed across headlines in 2022 for criticism of her relationships, but that did stop her from proving her style prowess every chance she had. While promoting the controversial futuristic thriller Don’t Worry Darling, as well as walking the red carpet of the Women in Film Awards, ELLE Women in Hollywood Celebration, 2nd Annual Academy Museum Gala, San Sebastian International Film Festival, or the Venice Film Festival, Olivia’s boho goddess gowns stunned.

Often going for a deep-v, long sleeves, or crop top, Olivia’s fashion was designed by YSL, Vera Wang, Alexandre Vauthier, Valentino, Gucci, & more! Up next for Olivia, she will direct Perfect about Olympic gold medalist gymnast Kerri Strug & can currently be seen in Babylon with Margot Robbie & Brad Pitt.

Stranger Things star Sadie Sink has not only ruled 2022 because of the hit sci-fi/fantasy Nextflix show as the brooding & tortured Max Mayfield, but the 20-year-old is gaining major attention for her big screen performance in The Whale, opposite Oscar front-runner Brendan Fraser. The Texas native sparkled on the red carpet, for press appearances, & on magazine covers, especially wearing unforgettable looks by Chanel, Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney, & more!

As we’ve already seen from Sadie’s Stranger Things role & tour-de-force portrayal in Taylor Swift’s “All Too Well: Short Film,” her style is only getting better & she’s one to watch in 2023 with an upcoming role in Berlin Nobody opposite Eric Bana.

Next on our list is comedian, actress, & writer Mindy Kaling who took 2022 by storm via red carpet & her Instagram with confidence & a major style turnaround from what we’ve previously seen. Whether she’s presenting at the Emmy Awards, posing for photogs at the Met Gala, turning heads at museum galas, heading out to a boutique opening, Mindy is all about showing off her style & happiness in an array of classic gowns with bold colors & patterns for outfits that we’d kill for!

Some of the famous names she’s worn this year include Oscar de la Renta, LaQuan Smith, Tory Burch, Magda Butrym, & more! We can’t wait to see what Mindy has in store for us in 2023!

This year’s Oscar-winner for Best Actress was awarded to Jessica Chastain & she’s definitely not slowing down her style, nor should she! The gorgeous redhead continues her glamorous fashion streak in fitted gowns in hues across the rainbow & plunging mini dresses! The actress has previously been nominated 3 other time & she’s no stranger to the red carpet, having donned every style of ball gown for last decade & more! She’s true to who she is, taking risks in neon tones, but also playing with lace, feathering, & ruching, which suits her shape.

This year, Jessica was seen wearing a whole lot of Gucci! Currently, Jessica can be seen portraying country singer Tammy Wynnette in the Showtime miniseries George & Tammy, opposite Michael Shannon. Coming up, Jessica stars in Memory with Peter Sarsgaard & Mother’s Instinct with Anne Hathaway.

Last, but not least is Zoey Deutch, who stole hearts in the Netflix holiday romantic comedy Something from Tiffany’s, wearing looks inspired by the Tiffany & Co. signature blue box! The 28-year-old blonde certainly knows how to steal the scene & rule a red carpet in designers, such as Oscar de la Renta, Giambattista Valli, Valentino, Carolina Herrera, & more!

2022 was really just the beginning for Zoey, a natural Style Darling, but I can’t wait to see what she wears next. Some of her future projects include the comedy Most Dangerous Game with Glen Powell & the drama Hound.

Who is your favorite Style Darling of 2022? Who should have been included on the list? What was your favorite red carpet moment? For more stylish posts, check out: the perfect New Year’s Eve dress by Draper James on clearance now at Kohl’s, pretty bowed flats from J.Crew Factory, & Valentine-themed sweaters for under $17! Happy Styling & Happy New Year!

Red Carpet Review: A-List Style at the 2022 Governors Awards, Including Margot Robbie, Ana de Armas, Viola Davis, & More!


It was another star-studded Saturday night in Hollywood as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences 13th Governors Awards took place, honoring stars past & present for their on screen & behind the scenes contributions to film. Included in the celebration was a stunning & breathtaking red carpet, including some favorite Style Darlings who never disappoint, such as Jessica Chastain in a red gown by Zuhair Murad, Jennifer Lawrence in a floral spaghetti strap Dior number, Blonde star Ana de Armas wearing a black & white Louis Vuitton design, a multitalented & gorgeous Janelle Monae in Giambattista Valli, the always charming Mindy Kaling in a black Versace stunner, director & actress Olivia Wilde in a dramatic black & white lace Erdem frock, Gabrielle Union in a black lace dress by Prada, Australian beauty Margot Robbie in a green cut-out gown by Bottega Veneta, Don’t Worry Darling star Florence Pugh in a transparent design by Victoria Beckham, the vivacious Keke Palmer in a deep-v red peplum gown by Robert Wun, Stranger Things star Sadie Sink in Alexander McQueen, & Wakanda Forever star Angela Bassett donning feathers & sparkle created by Giambattista Valli, & many others!

Jennifer Lawrence, Mindy Kaling, Viola Davis, Sadie Sink, & Keke Palmer at the 2022 Governors Awards
Margot Robbie, Ana de Armas, Florence Pugh, & Jessica Chastain at the 2022 Governors Awards
Gabrielle Union, Janelle Monae, Rooney Mara, & Olivia Wilde at the 2022 Governors Awards
Jennifer Connelly, Kathryn Hahn, Cate Blanchett, & Jenny Slate at the 2022 Governors Awards
Michelle Williams, Laura Dern, Marlee Marlin, & Jean Smart at the 2022 Governors Awards
Michelle Monaghan, Danai Gurira, Greta Gerwig, & Emma Corrin at the 2022 Governors Awards
Zoe Kazan & Paul Dano | Tom Hank & Rita Wilson at the 2022 Governors Awards
Diane Warren, Jamie Lee Curtis, Taylor Russell, & Carey Mulligan at the 2022 Governors Awards
Priscilla Presley, Aubrey Plaza, & Elizabeth Banks at the 2022 Governors Awards
Claire Foy, Angela Bassett, Michelle Yeoh, Mia Goth, & Hong Chau at the 2022 Governors Awards
Tanya Moodie, Li Jun Li, Zar Amir Ebrahimi, Kerry Condon, & Stephanie Hsu at the 2022 Governors Awards
Joe Alwyn, Austin Butler, Jude Law, Aldis Hodge, & Eddie Redmayne at the 2022 Governors Awards
Miles Teller & Keleigh Sperry | Tracy Pollen & Michael J. Fox at the 2022 Governors Awards
Billy Eichner, Paul Mescal, Brendan Fraser, Glen Powell, & Jonathan Majors at the 2022 Governors Awards
Danny Ramirez, Taron Egerton, & Greg Tarzan Davis at the 2022 Governors Awards

Who wore your favorite gown of the night? Who are you rooting for this awards season? Which star deserves an Oscar? For more stylish posts, check out: Keke Palmer on the cover of The Hollywood Reporter, the holiday shoe everyone wants, J. Crew Factory’s “Cheers!” sweater, & a fashion flashback with Rachel McAdams! Happy Styling!

Red Carpet Review: Ana de Armas in Louis Vuitton at the Venice Film Festival’s premiere of Blonde!


When I learned that Golden Globe-nominated actress Ana de Armas had arrived in Venice, I was so excited to refresh my feeds to see what the Cuban star would wear to the highly-anticipated premiere of her controversial film, Blonde, where she stars as Marilyn Monroe. Naturally, her red carpet look would be elegant & stunning, but also, I wondered if & how the gown would represent the bombshell icon at the center of the film.

In a bright pink pleated gown with a deep-v by Louis Vuitton, Ana graced the red carpet in true Hollywood fashion. Her gentle waves & sophisticated jewelry by Messika hearken to an era of glamour & ease that offers a refreshing twist on Barbiecore.

Additionally, the hue pays homage to Marilyn’s signature pink from her “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend” musical sequence in the 1949 film Gentleman Prefer Blondes; likewise, the halter & pleated look of Ana’s dress are reminiscent of the iconic subway grate scene in The Seven Year Itch from 1955.

Escorted to the premiere by one of the film’s producers, Brad Pitt, Ana shines, which is no surprise. I hope this marks the beginning of an exciting & stylish press tour for the 2 hour 46-minute film that’s rated NC-17 & is based on the disorienting evocative fictional biography by Joyce Carol Oates that begins streaming on Netflix on September 28th, especially leading up to awards season!

What do you think of Ana’s red carpet look? Are you excited to see Blonde? Are you a fan of Marilyn Monroe’s films? For more stylish posts, check out: more jewelry organization ideas, Zendaya’s most gorgeous green gowns & outfits on the red carpet, & Selena Gomez’s dress inspiration in the season 2 finale of Only Murders in the Building! Happy Styling!

Cover Craze: The Crown’s Emma Corrin Stars on Vogue’s August 2022 Issue!


As the recent covers of fashion publications get more & more glamorous, readers are also served plentiful substance concerning diversity & culture-conscious topics since the language of fashion encompasses all identities. This is why Vogue‘s August 2022 issue, featuring Golden Globe-winner, Emma Corrin (they/them), is such a milestone for LGBTQ+ visibility & an opportunity to explore the fluidity of fashion. Emma is the first openly non-binary cover star for the magazine, embracing both fashion & body hair their way—unapologetically!

In the article, written by Emma Spector, photographed by Jamie Hawkesworth, and styled by Alex Harrington, Emma takes the spotlight in fabulous, avant garde styles with pieces from Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Marni, Maison Margiela, Miu Miu, Comme des Garçons, Proenza Schouler, Hailey Desjardins, Prada, Adidas, The Row, & Loewe.

Spector not only writes about Emma’s rise to fame as Princess Diana on Netflix’s The Crown, but also their upcoming projects, including My Policeman, alongside Harry Styles, & an adaptation of Lady Chatterly’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence, as well as Emma’s social media presence supporting & raising awareness for the trans community. Emma states, “In my mind, gender just isn’t something that feels fixed…and I don’t know if it ever will be; there might always be some fluidity there for me…If you have a platform and you’re able to use it, that’s obviously so important—and I met some incredible people through it.”

What do you think of Emma’s cover shoot for Vogue? How do you feel about fashion risk takers? How do you support the LGBTQ+ community? For more stylish celebrity posts, check out: Keira Knightley’s Chanel LBD for Paris Fashion Week, a red carpet flashback in patriotic colors with Sofia Vergara & Charlize Theron, Natalie Portman’s Variety shoot to promote Thor: Love & Thunder, & Stranger Things star Maya Hawke on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon! Happy Styling!

Red Carpet Review: The Best & Most Daring Looks from the 2022 BET Awards!


Last night’s BET Awards honored the achievements of black musicians from the past year, but were not without fanfare & glamour on the red carpet, using the awards platform for both style statements and vital political messages. Some of the red carpet highlights include Lizzo wearing a glittery navy Gucci gown, along with Taraji P. Henson in a striking, silver Tom Ford design, Chloe Bailey stunning in a Nicholas Jebran swirly look, Cynthia Erivo turning heads in a multicolor Louis Vuitton ensemble, Janelle Monae‘s transparent Roberto Cavalli gown, Lena Waithe in a pastel Casablanca suit, Halle Bailey‘s plunging Monot dress, Paula Patton in a magenta mini, & Marsai Martin in a custom Dolce & Gabbana flapper-inspired dress.

Check out the gallery & slideshow below to catch up on who sparkles, who took a risk, & who took their style game to a whole new level!

Who wore your favorite look of the night? Which black stars are your favorites to watch on the red carpet? What red carpet trend do you look seeing? For more stylish posts, check out: Beyonce’s ultra glam cover shoot for British Vogue, Tessa Thomspon & Natalie Portman at the Thor: Love & Thunder premiere, & a celebration of black red carpet stars for Juneteenth, including Venus Williams, Laverne Cox, Naomie Harris, Yara Shahidi, & more. Happy Styling!

Cover Craze: Taraji P. Henson is Boss for InStyle’s January Issue!


Actress Taraji P. Henson is making waves not just in front of the camera as Cookie Lyon in Empire, but also on the big screen (of course, she did this in Hidden Figures too) with her new film out next year, What Men Want–a remake of 2000’s What Women Want starring Mel Gibson  & Helen Hunt). She’s not just the star of the comedy, but also serves as executive producer for the film. For In Style magazine’s January issue, Taraji also discusses in the article (read here) about being a single mom & her 20-plus year career & her connection to her fans, both nationally & internationally.

For the playful/Network-inspired photo shoot, Taraji plays with retro menswear pieces, including Michael Kors Collection (shop sweater here), Zara, Chloe, Dolce & Gabbana, Miu Miu, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Fendi (shop suit here), Bottega Veneta, Pomellato (shop bracelet here), Hermes, Tibi (shop boots here), Missoni, Rochas, Valentino (shop shoes here), & more!

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Top 10 Celeb Sightings: The Gals from Ghostbusters, Glitter, Glitz, & More!


While I’m working on a new essay based on my recent trip to New York City to the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the Manus x Machina exhibit, my attention has been drawn to the latest & greatest of celebrity red carpet appearances. Just to clarify, I don’t share these celebrity images to praise the thin & privileged, or to negatively reinforce that beauty is supposed to look a certain way (like a white Hollywood actress). I’m inspired by the style in the images below, from sequins to lace to cut-outs to draping to accessories & all that. Not only do I appreciate the craftsmanship of a beautiful garment, but how an outfit is assembled (to me) is like a work of art, setting a tone & inspiring something beautiful with texture & colors.

Oscar-winning actress Alicia Vikander shimmered in a silver Louis Vuitton gown with Bulgari Serpenti jewelry at the Jason Bourne premiere. The Shallows star Blake Lively continued to show off her on fleek maternity style in a salmon lace dress by Jonathan Simkhai (shop similar here) with a Christian Louboutin Paloma bag (shop similar here), Sophia Webster Rosalind crystal sandals (shop here), & jewelry by Anita Ko in New York City. German actress Diane Kruger wowed in a red sheer lace Jason Wu design with a mini nude Chanel clutch (shop similar here) at the premiere of The Infiltrator. Indian beauty Freida Pinto went for a monochromatic all-white look in a beaded embellished top with white leg pants & a menswear inspired jacket by Ralph Lauren Collection & neutral pumps at the Wimbledon Men’s Finals. Julia Stiles showed off her curves in a honeycomb-patterned Rubin Singer halter gown (see runway look here) with jewelry by Amrapali & Jerome C. Rousseau sandals at the European premiere of Jason Bourne.

Alicia Vikander, Blake Lively, Diane Kruger, Freida Pinto, & Julia Stiles.SNL star Kate McKinnon was all smiles in a blue Versace gown with jewelry by David Yurman (shop similar here) at the Ghostbusters premiere, alongside Kristen Wiig who wore in a pink strapless sweetheart tropical palm print Jenny Packham column gown with pink Irene Neuwirth gemstones. Funny lady Leslie Jones stole the red carpet in a red off-the-shoulder sweetheart Christian Siriano gown with studded ankle strap sandals at the Ghostbusters premiere. Aussie actress Margot Robbie stood tall in an embroidered peach Miu Miu column gown with diamonds by Messika at the London premiere of Tarzan. Melissa McCarthy glowed in a yellow lace floral embroidered 50s inspired A-line dress by Judith B. Swartz & Daniela Kurrle with strappy cream Aldo sandals (shop similar here) at the Ghostbusters premiere.

Kate McKinnon, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, Margot Robbie, & Melissa McCarthy.I love how even after so many years of following celebrity fashion & blogging that I’m still surprised & impressed by what’s happening on the red carpet. I love how classic silhouettes can work for so many different shapes & sizes, proving that fashion can not only be evolutionary, but also timeless. Dressing glamorously isn’t just for the red carpet either. Take some inspiration from these ensembles & try a little extra sparkle for your next night out. Break out some ankle strap sandals to amp up your street style. Don’t be afraid try a head-to-toe color for summer & experiment with white. Which celebrity look is your favorite? Who inspires your summer style? Happy Styling!

 

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Watch This Style: Michelle Williams & Alicia Vikander Star in Louis Vuitton’s Cruise ’16 Ads & Short Film, ‘The Spirit of Travel!’


Michelle WIlliams & Alicia Vikander for Louis Vuitton Cruise '16 - The Spirit of TravelFor some more fall fashion inspiration, I thought I’d share the latest, gorgeous ad campaign from Louis Vuitton, starring three-time Oscar nominee Michelle Williams & it-girl Alicia Vikander (The Man from U.N.C.L.E. & The Danish Girl). The actresses & spokesmodels are showing off the most elegant design’s from the brand’s Cruise ’16 collection, set in the Palm Springs desert, featuring 70s inspired clothing & luxe luggage & bags. 

I’m all about fashion for function & affordability, but from time to time, it’s also important to be aware of what’s going on in the industry for the easiest inspiration, where high-end glamour can influence your street style. Watch the video below for the full experience of The Spirit of Travel.

The gorgeous ad campaign plays off the setting with rich neutrals & refreshing pops of color, perfect for any shopper of any age & style.

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Red Carpet Review: Kate Mara’s ‘Fantastic 4’ Summer Fashion & Pixie Cut!


Fantastic 4 actress Kate Mara is an in-demand actress & surely a Style Darling to watch. The actress has been having one stylish summer, as spokesmodel for MaxMara & promoting the new summer blockbuster. She looks confident & sleek in mini dresses, A-line frocks, ankle strap sandals, pointy toe pumps, & a toussled pixie ‘do. 

Kate Mara 01Kate Mara hit the MaxMara 2015 Women In Film event in a burgundy jumpsuit by MaxMara with strappy sandals & a black clutch. Then, for an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Kate  was edgy in a black leather detailed David Koma mini dress with Jimmy Choo pointy toe pumps. She went for a black leather fit & flare dress by Valentino with black ankle strap sandals at the New York premiere of Fantastic 4. For a ladylike look, Kate wore a floral black & white Giambattista Valli mini dress with white Sophia Webster pointy toe pumps & an Emm Kuo clutch for an appearance on Live! With Kelly & Michael. At Comic Con, Kate dressed up in a jeweled gunmetal mini dress with by Valentino black ankle strap sandals.

Kate Mara 02For the Women In Film 2015 Crystal + Lucy Awards red carpet, Kate in a little black fit & flare dress by Max Mara with leopard print sequin pointy toe pumps. In Miami, Kate looked sweet a little white dress by J. Mendel with black detailing & black ankle strap sandals. Then, she switched it up for a military-inspired lace blouse by Sandro & Louis Vuitton mini skirt with jeweled yellow pumps at an Atlanta screening of Fantastic 4. During a press junket appearance in New York City, Kate dazzled in a pink tweed mini dress by Dior with red pointy toe wedges. Again in Dior, Kate picked in a red vest by the brand & cream shorts with nude pointy toe pumps at an Apple store event. Lastly, Kate kept it minimalist in a white A-line mini dress with red pointy toe wedges.

What do you think of Kate Mara’s summer of style? Do you like her new pixie cut? Which is your favorite look of hers? For more stylish posts, check out maxi skirts for summer inspired by Jennifer Lopez & Beyonce, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s fall denim campaign for Paige Denim, how to restyle a bridesmaid dress with looks from Weddington Way, Eva Mendes for Estee Lauder, & an affordable summer dress outfit for any size. 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!