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!

Cover Craze: Zoe Saldaña for InStyle’s December 2022 Issue!


Actress Zoe Saldaña shines not only on the big screen, but in every magazine photo shoot she appears in as well. As Avatar: The Way of Water hits theaters after a long 13-year wait since the original Oscar-winning film, Zoe’s star meter just keeps rising, especially after the raw performance she gave in Netflix’s From Scratch. The actress discusses her career since her star-making turn in Avatar, along with the ups & downs of Hollywood in her latest cover shoot for In Style‘s December 2022 issue.

The article, written by Christopher Luu, details Zoe’s journey through mega-franchises & action films, as well as meeting the incomparable Kate Winslet. The shoot, styled by Peta Flannery and photographed by JD Barnes, includes glamorous pieces by Valentino, Cartier, Gucci, Tiffany & Co., David Yurman, Alexandre Vauthier, Ana Khouri, Marc Jacobs, Pomellato, Laquan Smith, & Patou.

Are you excited to see Avatar: The Way of Water? Check out the trailer below:

What do you think of Zoe’s photo shoot? Are you a fan of her movies? Have you watched From Scratch yet? For more stylish posts, check out: sequin tees from Amazon just in time for the holidays, Anya Taylor-Joy for Harper’s Bazaar Australia, & Taylor Swift’s most stylish music videos. Happy Styling!

12/01/2022 Darling of the Day: Jennifer Lopez’s Fair Isle Sweater + Maxi Dress Look for Less!


This weekend, actress & singer Jennifer Lopez was spotted in New York City, taking in the Broadway smash hit The Music Man, hand-in-hand with new husband, Ben Affleck; however, the buzz wasn’t so much about another Bennifer sighting as it was on Jennifer’s unexpected winter / holiday outfit that is inspiring bloggers everywhere to reinvent their cozy fair isle sweaters with a splash of femininity & glam. Jennifer wore Ralph Lauren separates, including a black, red, & white fair isle sweater (shop here) with a sheer & a layered maxi skirt (shop here), black sheer tights, a chunky belt (shop similar here), shearling fur Coach bag (shop here) & ankle strap platforms by Valentino (shop here).

However, recreating the festive vibe of this look on a budget is easy because, this time of the year we could all save some extra cash, especially as the original designer sweater is nearly $1,700! Check out the inclusive options below:

SHOP: fair isle turtleneck sweater in academic green berry @J.Crew Factory (on sale: $39.00, available in sizes XXS-3X), Croft & Barrow fair isle sweater in navy @Kohl’s (on sale: $27.00 with coupon, available in sizes XS-XXL), fair isle cozy shaker-stitch pullover sweater in warm fair isle @Old Navy ($40.00, available in sizes XS-3X), Universal Thread mock turtleneck pullover sweater in red @Target ($30.00, available in sizes XS-XXL), elk & snowflake pointelle knit round neck top in multicolor @BloomChic ($35.80, available in sizes M-6X), Amazon Essentials soft-touch crewneck novelty sweater in taupe / blue @Amazon ($35.90, available in sizes XS-XXL).

SHOP: WDNY sequin skirt in ivory @TJMaxx (on sale: $24.00, available in sizes S-XL), Flying Tomato pleated metallic midi skirt in rust @New York & Company ($78.00, available in sizes S-L), Wild Fable midi skirt in black @Target ($24.00, available in sizes XS-4X), solid mesh elastic waist pleated skirt in black @BloomChic ($25.80, available in sizes M-6X), WDPL A-line tutu skirt in green @Amazon ($34.99, available in sizes XS-5X), & Urban CoCo casual elastic waist pleated midi skirt in red @Amazon ($21.86, available in sizes S-XL).

SHOP: Journee Collection Roslynn platform pumps in black @Kohl’s (on sale: $40.79 with coupon, available in sizes 6-12), Marc Fisher Nazira heels in black @Belk ($59.40, available in sizes 6-10), Rya satin platform ankle strap pumps in black @Lulu’s ($42.00, available in sizes 5-11), & Sun + Stone Estrella block-heel pumps in black @Macy’s (on sale: $48.65 with Code: FRIEND, available in sizes 5-12 in medium and wide width).

What do you think of J-Lo’s outfit? Would you dress up a fair isle sweater with a party skirt? Which celebrity is inspiring your holiday style? For more stylish posts, check out: a fashion flashback with The Flight Attendant star Kaley Cuoco & Gemma Chan from Crazy Rich Asians, festive sequin pencil skirts, & a classic plaid fit & flare dress from ModCloth! Happy Styling!

Cover Craze: Anne Hathaway Talks a Turning 40, Her 4 Upcoming Movies, & More for Vogue Hong Kong’s November 2022 Issue!


If there’s any actress sure to garner attention for the glossy photos of a magazine cover shoot, it’s Anne Hathaway! For the November 2022 issue of Vogue Hong Kong, the Academy Award-winner channels her 60s goddess, which we’ve been seeing a lot lately for recent red carpets & press events, discussing turning 40 soon, her 4 upcoming films (Armageddon Time, Eileen, She Came to Me, & Mother’s Instinct), as well as family & fashion!

The style icon brings the drama in leopard, sequins, & faux fur to the images, photographed by Dan Jackson & styled by Dena Giannini. The shoot includes pieces from designers, such as Giorgio Armani, Bvlgari, Area, Paula Rowen, Tom Ford, Gucci, Falke, Gianvito Rossi, Chanel, Wolford, Michael Kors, Lelet, Carolina Herrera, Alaïa, Valentino, & more!

What do you think of Anne’s style? Are you excited to see Armageddon Time? What’s your favorite international fashion magazine? For more stylish posts, check out: fashion flashbacks with Gabrielle Union & Julia Roberts, an any season knit sweater by Time & Tru, & velvet leggings from Old Navy in every size! Happy Styling!

08/05/2022 Darling of the Day: Anne Hathaway’s Breezy & Coastal Gauze Glam in NYC!


As the temperatures rise, the need to stay cool & comfortable is much greater, but when you have places to go, finding a balance between the weather & your style isn’t always easy. However, Academy Award-winning actress Anne Hathaway effortlessly proves otherwise while out & about in New York City this past weekend. Opting for a minimalist cream, loose-fitting shirt & coordinating shorts, the WeCrashed star paired her look with a Barbiecore Valentino crossbody bag (shop here), Bulgari sunglasses (shop similar here), & Dolce & Gabbana sandals to shop & hail a cab.

To make this look your own with alternate pieces on a budget, especially if you want to play up the different muted tones of white, cream, or beige, depending on your style, the options are out there! Additionally, this outfit is so realistic & chic for all body types, which is why I’ve included the options below to wear when running errands, between appointments, or grabbing some coffee with friends:

SHOP: Let Me Adore You button front gauze blouse in ivory @Pink Lily ($48.00, available in sizes XS-3X), Calvin Klein roll-sleeve gauze button-down shirt in wheat @Saks Off 5th (on sale: $34.99, available in sizes XS-XL), & BB Dakota Oh My Gauze top in white @Amazon ($69.00, available in sizes XS-L).

SHOP: paddle short in white @J.Crew ($69.50, available in sizes XXS-3X), cotton gauze shorts in cream @Kacey’s Closet ($35.00, available in sizes S-L), & Universal Thread high-rise pull-on gauze shorts in cream @Target ($15.00, available in sizes XS-XXL).

SHOP: Patrizia by Spring Step Talitha sandal in white @DSW ($44.99), Blowfish Malibu Rose B sandal @Zappos ($33.55), & INC International Concepts Petria two-band flat in white pearl @Macy’s (on sale: $47.70).

SHOP: Juicy by Juicy Couture Crowd Pleaser crossbody bag in pink @JCPenney (on sale: $29.40) & tortoiseshell square-frame sunglasses @Old Navy (on sale: $7.97).

What do you think of Anne’s street style? Would you wear a loose button-down with matching shorts? What’s your go-to everyday look in the summer? For more stylish posts, check out: the trailer for the newest season of Selena + Chef, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel star Rachel Brosnahan in head-to-toe Loewe, earrings sets perfect for vacation from Target, & affordable & fashionable navy flats from Amazon! Happy Styling!

Color Me Style: The Season of Barbiecore Pink is Here!


Barbiecore? That’s a thing? you ask? Well, yes. Hot pink fashion is super hot right now, not only because of recently released photos of Margot Robbie in the upcoming Barbie movie, but because it’s the summer of fun, feminine, flirty, & fierce fashion! Top A-listers are appearing in all-pink for red carpet events, major fashion shows, & all over social media every. single. day. Additionally, pink is popping up on runways & go-to retailers to take a not-pink-enough world by storm!

Some of the best latest & recent past Barbiecore moments making headlines include the ladies at Valentino‘s Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2022-2023 show in Rome, such as Emily in Paris actress Ashley Park, West Side Story & Academy Award-winner breakout star Ariana DeBose, Black Widow badass (nipple & all!) Florence Pugh, & fashion darling Anne Hathaway.

At the recent premiere of Where the Crawdads Sing, The Morning Show stars, Reese Witherspoon (look very Elle Woods-inspired too!) & Karen Pittman, stepped out in pink.

Also, Barbiecore has been present on stage with musician Conan Gray at Coachella, High School Musical actress Vanessa Hudgens at the MTV Movie and TV Awards, & Dua Lipa for her Future Nostalgia tour.

Met Galas of years past also rocked the pink, including film icon Glenn Close; Pam & Tommy lead Sebastian Stan; Victoria Beckham‘s daughter-in-law, Nicola Peltz; & singer-songwriter Kacey Musgraves.

Not to mention that Barbiecore is taking over social media with Instagram posts from reality television stars Kim Kardashian & Khloe Kardashian, along with model Hailey Bieber.

Film festivals have been no exception to Barbiecore, especially on model Caro Daur, singer Ciara, Spanish actress Penelope Cruz, & the unstoppably stylish Zendaya.

Barbie in all textures & cuts continue to gain attention on model Duckie Thot at the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue launch, actress Megan Fox in New York City promoting Machine Gun Kelly’s documentary Life in Pink, & the incomparably gorgeous & talented Lizzo at the premiere for Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls.

Finally, memorable red carpet appearances popping with Barbiecore include model Gigi Hadi at Prince’s Trust Gala, both artist Saweetie & actor Billy Porter at the Grammy Awards, actress / talk show host Drew Barrymore at the Daytime Emmy Awards, & actress Lana Condor at the MTV Movie & TV Awards.

Check out the slideshow & gallery below to relive these pinktastic moments:

What do you think of the Barbiecore trend? Are you onboard with hot pink? How often do you turn to this hue in your daily wardrobe? Which celebrity do you think wears pink best? Who are you waiting to see in pink? For more stylish posts, check out: studded sandals from Macy’s for under $30, Sofia Vergara’s red carpet style in honor of her 50th birthday, affordable summer totes by Time and Tru from Walmart, & Keira Knightley’s French-girl LBD at Paris Fashion Week. Happy Styling!

Cover Craze: Zendaya’s Disco Glam Looks for Vogue Italia’s July 2022 Cover!


Zendaya could not get any more beautiful, yet here she is again, living it up in full-on glamour for the July 2022 issue of Vogue Italia, photographed by Elizaveta Porodina, wearing a couture jeweled Valentino minidress on the sultry cover with a statement Bulgari necklace & bold violet eyeshadow, which is very reminiscent of the beauty looks that characters on Euphoria wear. Am I right?

According to Vogue Italia‘s Instagram, Zendaya epitomizes the current generation of pioneering women, whom the actress credits black women of the past who have aided in her own success. The artistic images not only prove Zendaya’s influence on fashion, but also pop culture with her timeless style, refreshing intensity, & poised maturity. Vogue Italia shared Zendaya’s thoughtful reflections on her fame, “Sometimes I feel kind of silly being an actor, but then I remember the stories that I’m telling and the reasons behind them. Especially as of recent with Euphoria, I had so many people reach out and share their experiences of connecting with it, in the sense of loss or addiction or grief or mental illness and their struggles with that.”

More looks in the shoot were styled by Law Roach, featuring pieces from Del Core, Paco Rabanne, The Attico, Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini, & more Bulgari jewels. However, the multi-faceted performer doesn’t get fazed by the designer duds & sparkle, commenting, “For quite some time, I have been able to maintain a minimum of anonymity so that I can do the same things I used to do, living a fairly normal life,” adding about her fans that “they’re really understanding that I’m human, even the hardcore ones and they want me to be happy and I genuinely feel that from them.”

What do you think of Zendaya’s photo shoot? Are you a fan of her movies, like Dune or The Greatest Showman? Do you watch Euphoria? For more stylish posts, check out: Beyonce’s stunning British Vogue cover, Selena Gomez’s gorgeous silver Michael Kors gown for the season 2 premiere of Only Murders in the Building, Kristen Bell’s neon street style, & the best & boldest red carpet looks from the BET Awards. Happy Styling!

Red Carpet Review: The Glamorous Styles from the 2022 Daytime Emmy Awards!


This weekend’s Daytime Emmy Awards’ red carpet presented splashes of color, along with strong, dramatic looks. Most notably, pink was polished on actress turned TV personality, Drew Barrymore in a bold magenta Valentino gown, along with soap opera veteran Susan Lucci in a tiered Adam Lippes gown and General Hospital actress Laura Wright wore a pink Halston jumpsuit. Also, there were patterns a-plenty, including on the night’s big winner, Mishael Morgan, the first black winner of the Daytime Emmy for lead drama actress for her work on The Young and the Restless, wearing a black & red flower-patterned Oliver Tolentino design. Also, host and winner Tamron Hall mixed goth with metallics in her gown and Allison Lanier, from The Young and the Restless, hit the red carpet in brown and white animal print. However, General Hospital star Kelly Thiebaud sparkled in bronze in a Magda Butrym design (that singer Victoria Monet just wore to the BET Awards), but both ladies looked amazing! Check out the slideshow & gallery below:

Who wore your favorite look of the night? Do you watch daytime television? Who were you rooting for the most at the Daytime Emmys? Which celebrity would you like to see more of on the red carpet? For more celebrity posts, check out: Selena Gomez’s Michael Kors look at the premiere of Only Murders in the Building, all the glamour & bold fashion from the BET Awards, & Kristen Bell’s neon suit! 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!

For more magazine-inspired posts, click here, here, here, & here! Happy Styling!

Cover Craze: Emma Stone for Marie Claire’s September Issue!


I. Love. Emma. Stone. My nose is glued to the screen whenever Emma Stone is promoting a film & has countless red carpet premieres to attend. She’s not only an iconic fashion chameleon, but her all-around girl-next-door goofball vibes makes me feel like we really could be best friends. I’m obsessed with her sense of style & will almost always vote her best dressed, no matter the competition. So, when it came to seeking out what she’s been up to, I was super excited that she was Marie Claire’s September cover star. Emma’s currently promoting her new film, Battle of the Sexes, all about tennis-legend Billie Jean King in 1973 & co-starring Steve Carrell, Emma’s Crazy, Stupid Love on-screen dad, who plays her rival, Bobby Riggs.

The interview for Marie Claire is conducted by funny lady Sarah Silverman, who has a girl crush on Emma that reads quite equal to mine, where Emma discusses the power each of our voices have in times of controversy & political uprising, but also the challenges that the Oscar-winning actress (for of course, La La Land) faced when becoming Billie Jean King for the new film.

The photo shoot (led by Greg Kadel) includes Emma wearing some gorgeous pieces from Dior, Chanel, Valentino, Bulgari, to name a few!

Battle of the Sexes premieres on September 22nd, just in time to kick of awards season & you can be sure that I’ll be on the lookout for Emma’s highly anticipated press tour fashion!

Are you going to see Emma Stone’s new film? Do you like the styling of her Marie Claire cover shoot? Which stars do you love to see on magazines? Happy Styling!

Cover Craze: Jennifer Lawrence for Vanity Fair!


We’re approaching awards season, which is a red carpet time of year that basically belongs to Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence. She’s a style badass, basically winning in everything she wears, especially as a spokesmodel for Dior. The Passengers actress stuns in this latest photo shoot for Vanity Fair, donning gorgeous designs by Dior, Valentino, Alberta Ferretti, Armani Privé, & Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture, also photographed by Peter Lindbergh & styled by Jessica Diehl. 

jennifer-lawrence-for-vanity-fair-01 jennifer-lawrence-for-vanity-fair-07 jennifer-lawrence-for-vanity-fair-06In the accompanying article, readers learn that she’s booked up filming movies with the renowned likes of Steven Spielberg & Darren Aronofsky, as well as her love for the Real Housewives reality shows. In her next role, she’s playing a Russian ballerina in the upcoming Red Sparrow & real-life journalist Lynsey Addario in It’s What I Do.

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06/21/2016 Darling of the Day: Blake Lively’s Yellow + Denim Combo Inpires Summer Style in New York City!


Blake Lively is making the style rounds to promote her latest film, The Shallows, taking advantage of every opportunity she can for a beautiful fashion moment. The actress donned her baby bump (#2 on the way for her & hubby Ryan Reynolds) like a prom queen / prep girl straight out of Gossip Girl (that’s really a compliment, folks!) after completing an appearance on NBC’s Today (in a stunning Elie Saab beaded frock & strappy Stuart Weitzman sandals seen here). While waving to photogs, Blake played up her yellow embellished Jenny Packham gown (see it here on the runway from the designer’s Fall 2016 collection) with a light wash denim jacket from Madewell (shop it here), printed Christian Louboutin ‘Kate’ chevron pumps (shop them here), as well as tons of turquoise, blue, & silver jewelry layered on to stay true to her bohemian aesthetic by Jennifer Meyer, Alison Lou, Mociun, & Lorraine Schwartz.

Blake Lively in a yellow Jenny Packham empire maxi dress with a Madewell denim jacket & printed Christian Louboutin pointy toe heels.What I especially love about this look is that it inspires new life into those gowns we all have from special occasions in the past. Since summer is all about maxi dresses, why not play with the styling possibilities & mix up your look with a staple like a denim jacket & fun footwear? That goes for classic prom dresses, perhaps something not so ball gown-shaped, as well as that bridesmaid dress tucked away in the back of your closet. Chiffon is a breezy, light weight material perfect to try on any look this season, maybe when you’re meeting with girlfriends for lunch, or headed to a museum or vineyard this weekend. Check out the inspiration below in dresses (not as glam as Blake’s but still hitting the sunshine-y notes of yellow) & accessories for budget shoppers who wear misses, plus, & petite sizes.

outfitsSHOP: Misses embellished neck maxi dress @boohoo, denim jacket @H&M, Steve Madden cork heels @DSW, Plus maxi dress @Forever 21, Westport denim jacket @Dress Barn, Christian Siriano Wide Width Kathryn pumps @Payless, Petite maxi dress @Dorothy Perkins, Style & Co denim jacket @Macy’s, & Jackpot pointy toe pumps @Nine West.

jewelrySHOP: stud earrings @Charming Charlie, silver tone ring @Kohl’s, turquoise ring @Bebe, circle round stone bracelet @Charming Charlie, & elephant tassel bracelet @Charming Charlie

If pictures & links don’t quite do it for you, be sure to check out this short video of Blake in action, flaunting her look with confidence & elegance, something I practice even when walking from my front door to the car & from the car to wherever life is taking me.

While we’re on the subject of one Blake Lively, it would be a waste not to share the gallery below of Blake’s flawless maternity style this spring during press appearances, hitting the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival, & maintaining her #styleicon status at the 2016 Met Ball.

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What do you think of Blake’s Jenny Packham-Madewell-Christian Louboutin ensemble? Can you envision something like this for yourself? How would you dress down a super fancy dress like hers? What do you wear in the summer to make you feel ultra confident? Which celebrities inspire your street style? Happy Styling!

Cover Craze: Olivia Palermo Channels Victorian Style as Holt Renfrew’s Debut Muse!


Olivia Palermo for Holt Renfrew 01The world’s style crush / obsession on Olivia Palermo is stronger than ever, & what better way to celebrate the modern-day style icon than continue to feature her impeccable fashion sense in the debut feature for Holt Renfrew, not a print magazine like I usually feature in Cover Craze, but an online magazine premiering with Olivia. The photoshoot was inspired by fall’s best Victorian-inspired pieces, from designers & labels like Altuzarra, Manolo Blahnik, Lanvin, Oscar de la Renta, Dolce & Gabbana, Chloe, Self-Portrait, Valentino, & Michael Kors, as well as beauty brands that furnished Olivia’s look including Bobbi Brown, Tom Ford, Nars, & more.

Olivia Palermo for Holt Renfrew 02The article features Olivia’s own words about her where her flawless style comes from, her goals for the ever-changing world of fashion & technology, as well as her personal work ethics in building her brand.

Olivia Palermo for Holt Renfrew 03 Olivia Palermo for Holt Renfrew 04 Olivia Palermo for Holt Renfrew 05 Olivia Palermo for Holt Renfrew 06 Olivia Palermo for Holt Renfrew 07 Olivia Palermo for Holt Renfrew 08 Olivia Palermo for Holt Renfrew 09What do you think of Olivia’s elegant photo shoot? Do you follow her fashion lifestyle on social media? For more posts featuring Olivia Palermo, check out her recent jewelry collaboration with BaubleBar, as well as red carpet looks in chic leather overalls, a Tibi tuxedo dress, & a stunning Valentino gown. Also, get inspired by a 300+ image gallery of Olivia’s street style & special occasion outfits. Happy Styling!

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!