MOMMA LOVES… the camisole


You have the right to bare your arms this summer with some fabulous camisole tops!

The go-to summer blouse is the camisole – it’s pretty, feminine and sleeveless.  I love pairing them with everything from minis to cut offs and layered with little summer jackets for the crisper evenings – they literally go perfectly with any summer wardrobe.  Great camisoles can be simple or adorned, preppy or boho – there are plenty of styles for this perfect little top.  Get ready to show off those arms this summer with a bit of sleeveless action (ps – I really need to work on eliminating my bingo wings).  Check out some of the greatest camisoles of the season and dress up your summer look with effortless sophistication.

Chloe top

Chloe top $1195

Tibi cami

Tibi cami $295

Helmut Lang cami

Helmut Lang cami $185

Topshop cami

Topshop cami $52

Haute Hippie cami

Haute Hippie cami $395

3.1 Phillip Lim cami

3.1 Phillip Lim cami $295

Rebecca Taylor cami

Rebecca Taylor cami $195

Forever 21 top

Forever 21 top $15.90

Adam Lippes cami

Adam Lippes camisole $690

Tibi top

Tibi top $375

Parker cami

Parker cami $198

VAVA by Joy Han top

VAVA by Joy Han top $63

Alice & Olivia cami

Alice & Olivia cami $398

Maje top

Make top $260

BCBG top

BCBG top $138

New Look cami

New Look cami $32


MOMMA REVIEWS… 2015 Oscar fashion

2015 Oscar fashion

2015 Oscar fashion = Fifty Shades of Beige

The time has finally arrived, it’s time to talk about the 2015 Oscar fashion from the biggest night in Hollywood and (usually) fashion.  Confession, I was underwhelmed.  I’m actually calling it hashtag 50 shades of beige due to the enormous amount of light colors and the fact that the red carpet confections were just sorts of… eh. Look, I’m not taking it away from any of these enormously talented actresses – they all looked very pretty, pulled together and, well, safe.  The truth is, 2015 Oscar fashion was sort of a snooze fest and it left me and my friends watching at home asking, do you think the real dresses got caught up in customs?  Did they change their minds last minute because of the weather?  Did dresses get held up in New York and Europe because of the weather?  Did all the beautiful dresses already get worn and this is what was left?  I don’t know, but, I do know that there were no real wow moments.

Don’t get me wrong, I thought Naomi Watts looked incredible in Armani Prive and I loved that Dakota Johnson looked like a proper young and beautiful ingenue in Saint Laurent, but other than that…  Jennifer Lopez, sparkled (as always) and Lupita Nyong’o, Marion Cotillard and Julianne Moore did light right… But, it was clear the 2015 Oscar fashion was less about the dresses and more about the women in them, which would be the crowning glory of this less than stellar fashion moment – perhaps the paired back looks left room to focus more on the incredible performances of these women rather than what they were wearing.  These weren’t worst dressed moments, the dresses were pretty, they just weren’t show stoppers… And for me, the Oscars are about fashion WOWS (even if there slightly left of right) and these gowns just seemed better suited for a less important night…

Perhaps Patricia Arquette’s call for equal pay for women explains all of this.  Women in Hollywood not only deliver equally riveting performances to men, but have the secondary role of being fashion icons – a pressure that the men don’t have to fret, and yet they are still not compensated on par with their male counterparts and they’ve finally had enough…  I’m really not sure, but I’ll stand behind that theory because it’s pretty awesome.  Anyway, enough of that, lets talk about the 2015 Oscar fashion that did happen last night.


(l-r) Jessica Chastain in Givenchy Couture, Cate Blanchett in Maison Margiela, Margot Robbie in Saint Laurent and Sienna Miller in Oscar de la Renta.

First off, the dark horses – the ladies in black/navy all looked stunning – I really do love Jessica Chastain in this gorgeous Givenchy, and Margot Robbie looked so sexy and yet simple in Saint Laurent and I loved Sienna Miller in Oscar de la Renta because it felt different for her – less bohemian and more polished, it was one of the more refreshing 2015 Oscar fashion moments.  Again, all these ladies looked beautiful (love Cate Blanchett bring some much needed color to the carpet with that gorgeous Tiffany turquoise statement necklace).  Black is safe, black is usually in abundance, it actually wasn’t this year, making these gowns some of the bolder statements…


(l-r) Felicity Jones in Alexander McQueen, Jennifer Lopez in Elie Saab Couture and Anna Faris in Zuhair Murad Couture.

Who doesn’t love a bit of princess power and these ladies brought the glamour.  In to the Woods had nominations and Cinderella is coming out soon enough and these women brought some fairy tail action to a drenched red carpet.  Leave it Jennifer Lopez (in Elie Saab Couture) to shut down the red carpet and make a statement – and thank god she did – we needed it.  There was plenty of beading and adornment last night, but these voluminous bottoms were a nice pop of something different.


(l-r) Naomi Watts in Armani Prive, Lupita Nyong’o in Calvin Klein, Emma Stone in Elie Saab Couture and Julianne Moore in Chanel Couture.

The adorned ladies putting on the glitz.  I was happy to get some of the opulence I was craving with  Naomi Watts in her glittering Armani Prive was one of my favorites, and of course Lupita Nyong’o in a Calvin Klein gown with something like 6000 pearls proving that sometimes more is more and that her fashion icon status isn’t going anywhere.  These gowns, again, were very pretty, the craftsmanship on these gowns in incredible and, of course, all of these ladies are so incredibly gorgeous.

2015 Oscar fashion

(l-r) Dakota Johnson in Saint Laurent and Rosamund Pike in Givenchy Couture and Behati Prinsloo in Armani Prive

Ahhhh, the ladies in red…  Thank god.  I was hoping for a lot more color on the carpet, so I was very grateful for Dakota Johnson showing up like the budding star she is in this gorgeous Saint Laurent gown.  It took me back to Jennifer Lawrence’s first nomination in that beautiful (yet simple) crimson Calvin Klein number a few years back.  This is a big moment for her so I was really happy to put her on my best dressed list.  Rosamund Pike also looked gorgeous in her red Givenchy Couture – hard to believe she just had a baby a few months ago – she has truly never looked better!

MOMMA WANTS… jewel tone dresses (from the red carpet to my closet)

Sag awards - jewel tone dresses

SAG awards red carpet jewel tones beauties (clockwise from top left) Julianne Moore in Givenchy Haute Couture, Sophia Vergara in Donna Karen Atelier, Julianna Margulies in Giambattista Valli Haute Couture, Claire Danes in Marc Jacobs and Keira Knightley in Erdem

There was one overwhelmingly evident red carpet trend that emerged at the SAG awards – jewel tone dresses are THE must have!  Forget red, blue, green and purple – I’m talking about ruby, sapphire, emerald and amethyst – these colors are rich and expensive and transform a red carpet (and your closet) in the most beautiful way.  My favorite jewel tone dresses from the SAG red carpet included Sophia Vergara va va vooming it in ruby red, Julianna Margulies sparkling in sapphire Giambattista Valli, pregnant Keira Knightly glowing in Erdem amethyst, Claire Danes in Marc Jacobs and Julianne Moore in Givenchy shutting it down in emerald.  Or course, it took me less than 5 seconds to realize I needed these jewelry box colors in my life, no I won’t be walking the red carpet any time soon – but as much as momma loves a little black dress, I think it’s time to expand the color palette.  Little jewel tone dresses for the office, running around town or date night are exactly what my closet is craving.  So, thank you red carpet season for reminding me that colors always make a gorgeous statement and that jewel tone dresses are now officially at the top of my wishlist!

Rosetta Getty gown

Rosetta Getty gown $2500

M Missoni dress

M Missoni dress $795

T by Alexander Wang dress

T by Alexander Wang dress $425

Eliza J dress

Eliza J dress $118

Asos dress

Asos dress $113.70


Roland Mouret dress

Roland Mouret dress $2215

Badgley Mischka gown

Badgley Mischka gown $935

Issa dress

Issa dress $725

Diane von Furstenberg dress

Diane von Furstenberg dress $348

Asos dress

Asos dress $72.01

Matthew Williamson gown

Matthew Williamson gown $2495

La Petite Robe di Chiari Boni

La Petite Robe di Chiari Boni $695

Amanda Uprichard dress

Amanda Uprichard dress $238

Tahari dress

Tahari dress $128

BB Dakota dress

BB Dakota dress $90

Victoria Beckham dress

Victoria Beckham dress $2495

Haute Hippie dress

Haute Hippie dress $595

Jill Stuart dress

Jill Stuart dress $398

Asos dress

Asks dress $94.75

Forever 21 dress

Forever 21 dress $22.90



MOMMA KNOWS… 2015 Golden Globes fashion review

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My top picks of the night (clockwise from the top left) Naomi Watts in Gucci, Kate Hudson in Atelier Versace, Julianne Moore in Givenchy, Emma Stone in Lanvin and Amal Clooney in Dior.

It’s that time of year again – time for my 2015 Golden Globes fashion review.  I watch award shows like men watch the Super Bowl, there is chips, alcohol and a healthy dose of screaming, throwing things are the screen and heart dropping moments of fabulous.  Yes, I can’t get enough of Amy Poehler and Tina Fey, but 2015 Golden Globes fashion is what gets me heart racing… It may not have been the most dynamic night of style but there were certainly a few drop the mike Versace moments.  I’m talking about two of my favorites – Kate Hudson absolutely shredding the carpet in her white hot cut down to there Atelier Versace and, of course, Jane Fonda showing reinventing what 77 looks like and putting us all to shame in her insanely sexy red Versace.  While this year had nobody sporting anything too crazy (no swan or ballerina get ups) it was certainly a hopeful return to glamour with healthy does of sparkles, color, white and bling!  So, my top take away 2015 Golden Globes fashion trends are as follows:

Heavy metal!  Just like Julianne Moore’s stunning Givenchy Haute Couture number – everything from pretty silver to darker gun metal (and every shade of metallic) reigned supreme on last night’s red carpet.  The stars did what they do best – they sparkled and I absolutely LOVED it.  Glamour was back and in full force on everyone from Jennifer Lopez to new comer Dakota Johnson and I’m pretty sure all the glitter could be seen from outer space there was so much of it!!  Jewels weren’t the only thing blinging at the 2015 Golden Globes and I look forward to seeing more of this metallic trend take over.

Golden Globes fashion 2015

(l-r) Julianne Moore in Givenchy Haute Couture, Kate Beckinsale inElie Saab, Jennifer Lopez in Zuhair Murad and Dakota Johnson in Chanel Haute Couture.

White haute!  Following from the glitz and glamour comes the beacon of light from the ladies in white.  Ethereal and stunning – forget orange, because white is the new black.  With red carpet super stars from Reese Witherspoon to Emily Blunt rocked this white hot look.  The silhouettes may have varied but there is no question that bright white dominated the Golden Globes.

Golden Globes fashion 2015

(l-r) Emily Blunt in custom Michael Kors, Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Narciso Rodriguez, Selma Hayek in Alexander McQueen and my favorite Kate Hudson in Atelier Versace

Pop of Color.  I mean, who doesn’t love some color?  It’s the hottest way to stand out in a crowd, that’s for sure!  Naomi Watts and Jenna Dewan stunned in gorgeous yellow while host Amy Poehler and award winner, Amy Adams experimented with shades of blue.  These bold hues are always welcome to the red carpet, and while color is often considered a bit risky, the pay off is huge!

Golden Globes fashion 2015

(l-r) Naomi Watts in Gucci, Amy Poehler in Stella McCartney, Jenna Dewan in Carolina Herrera and Amy Adams in Atelier Versace.

Scarlett fever.  Of course, the red carpet always has it’s fair share of ladies in red and this year was no exception.  Far too many to fit in this trend report rocked the crimson shade. Allison Williams and Taylor Schilling went all out with their voluminous gowns, Julianne Margulies showed some ankle action with her tea length version and Jane Fonda…  Well, there’s only one word for her, wow.

Golden Globes fashion 2015

(l-r) Allison Williams in Armani Prive, Julianna Margulies in Ulyana Sergeenko, Taylor Schilling in Ralph Lauren and Jane Fonda in Versace.

Tuxedo dressing.  This years black was evolved and far cooler than usual.  I call it tuxedo dressing because it was all about the details and a few masculine structures with incredibly feminine tailoring.  I LOVED the younger girls, Lorde and Emma Stone, rocking the pant looks – a brave move for the Golden Globes red carpet but a total reminder that young hollywood rocks.  Jennifer Anniston’s cummerbund and Amal Clooney’s white gloves (which I confess were not my favorite) added a touch of tux to their glamorous gowns.  All in all, I think the best tux looks of the night may have belonged to the ladies…

Golden Globes fashion 2015

(l-r) Lorde in Narciso Rodriguez, Emma Stone in Lanvin, Jennifer Aniston in Saint Laurent and Amal Clooney in Dior.

Boho ladies.  Ordinarily we might see one or two print looks but last night we got a healthy helping of boho – prints from floral to butterflies adorned some of Hollywoods top leading ladies.  The bohemian vibe injected color, ruffles and the unexpected onto the red carpet.  A pregnant Keira Knightly embraced her bump with an empire silhouette Chanel number complete with butterflies and ruffles while red carpet golden girl Lupita Wyong’o took a bold step into the boho arena in her Giambattista Valli.  Always a bit risky on the red carpet, the boho ladies were loud and proud last night!

Golden Globes fashion 2015

Sienna Millier in Miu Miu, Keira Knightly in Chanel, Claire Danes in Valentino and Lupita Nyong’o in Giambattista Valli.

The Met Gala – the fashion industry’s Oscars…

Tim Walker for Vogue - a tribute to Charles James

Photographer Tim Walker photographed models in paper ball gowns for this month’s Vogue (on newsstands now) – a tribute to the great couturier Charles James, who is the feature of this year by the Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute’s annual exhibit and was celebrated at last night’s glamorous Met Gala.

Last night was THE fashion event of the year, the Met Gala where the fashion and entertainment collide and what results is epic glamour.  The annual event, which raises money for Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, is chaired by Vogue’s Editor in Chief, the legendary Anna Wintour who brings with her the most monumental fashion moments imaginable.  The Met Gala is the ultimate costume party and every year it is themed around the institute’s fashion exhibit.  In the past its has celebrated everything from Superheroes to Punk and this year they’ve shone the light on the great couturier, Charles James.  Charles James was legendary for his incredible, grand ball gowns and desire for fashion to be considered art.  His creations were nothing less than just that.  The Met Gala brought the glam, the sex appeal and wildest fashion one’s heart can stand.  The red carpet at this ball is not about a best dressed list, its about fashion for the sake of art – its not about being safe or being pretty so bigger is always better (particularly when we’re talking about ball gowns).  Celebrities, models, designer and socialites clamor for a seat at this fairy tale event.  Everyone from Beyonce, Sarah Jessica Parker, Lupita Nyong’o, Rhianna to the world’s greatest supermodels brought there fashion a game.  You can read more about the event, Charles James and see more of the red carpet magic on and/or (in my day I would have had to wait for Sunday to watch Elsa Klench on CNN!).  You can check out some of my favorite looks of the evening below but, the truth is, there were just so many incredible fashion moments – if you love a bit of red carpet glamour you have to check it out!

The Met ball

the supermodels brought the ball gown glam! bigger is better! left to right: Karolina Kurkova in Marchesa, Karen Elson in Zac Posen, Jordan Dunn and Toni Garrn both in custom Topshop and Arizona Muse in Ralph & Russo – you can click on the pic to take you to to see more red carpet glam!

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Texture texture everywhere! brocade, beading, lace, and ruffles – these ladies brought the opulence. left to right: Karlie Kloss in Oscar de la Renta, Lupita Nyong’o in Prada, Amber Heard in Giambattista Valli Haute Couture and Suki Waterhouse in Burberry. (again for more red carpet click the pic to take you to

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The crop top glam clan – the new new is a bit of exposed midriff just below the bustling – these fashion risk takers brought some sexy style the Met red carpet. left to right: Emma Stone (Vogue’s cover girl this month) in Thakoon, Rhianna (wow) in Stella McCarney, Anne Hathaway in Calvin Klein and Cara Delevingne in Stella McCartney. (again click the pick to go to for more!)

met ball

Two of the big red carpet trends we’ve been seeing, black and white and shades of blush – a proper play on tuxedo dressing and pretty in prink, these stars brought both strength and beauty to the red carpet. Left to right: Hailee Steinfeld in Prabal Gurung, Kate Bosworth in Stella McCartney, Charlize Theron in Dior Haute Couture and Taylor Swift in Oscar de la Renta. (click the pick to go to for more!)

met ball

The hottest couples of the evening. The ladies were stunning in plunging gowns and their arm candy wasn’t bad either! left to right: Jay Z and Beyonce both in Givenchy Haute Couture, Blake Lively (WOW!) and Ryan Reynolds in Gucci and Gisele in Balenciaga with Tom Brady in Tom Ford. (for more click the pick to go to


MOMMA LOVES… Kate Moss for Topshop

Kate Moss for Topshop

Kate Moss for Topshop – the latest collaboration

Kate Moss  - glam

Available as of today (April 30th, 2014)

Kate Moss - boho meets rock chic

Hippie chick meets rocker chick meet glamazon.

Something huge launches today, a Kate Moss for Topshop collection has once again hit stores and its MAJOR.  As you may know, I am a HUGE fan of Kate Moss – I believe she is our modern day Marilyn Monroe, Jackie Kennedy and Jane Birkin all wrapped in one.  She has inspired countless artists, designers and musicians and now we get a new Kate Moss for Topshop collaboration which is sure to sell out quickly.  Her perfect mix of boho and rock and roll meets high fashion can be ours and at a very reasonable price point.  Everything from fringe to sparkle, cocktail dresses to leather to floral print and all flawlessly stylish.  Check out the Kate Moss for Topshop collection and some of my favorites from their latest venture. PS – by the time I woke up and was ready to post this so much of it had already sold out – this collection is seriously going fast! PS – I have also found the collection being carried at Nordstroms and Net-a-Porter for more availability which I’ve tried to update (but you can click on those links to see for yourself!)

Kate Moss leather jacket

Kate Moss for Topshop leather jacket $380

Kate Moss for Topshop dress

Kate Moss for Topshop dress $150

Kate Moss blouse

Kate Moss blouse $120

Kate Moss green dress

Kate Moss green dress $170 (in various colors)

Kate Moss embroidered dress

Kate Moss embroidered dress $150

Kate Moss romper

Kate Moss romper $150

Kate Moss tassel blouse

Kate Moss tassel blouse $150

Kate Moss cocktail dress

Kate Moss cocktail dress $260

Kate Moss cami

Kate Moss for Topshop cami $150

Kate Moss

Kate Moss for Topshop maxi dress $590

Kate Moss top

Kate Moss top $100

Kate Moss metallic maxi dress

Kate Moss for Topshop metallic maxi dress $590

Kate Moss crochet cami

Kate Moss crochet cami $96

Kate Moss tassel dress

Kate Moss for Topshop tassel dress $190


RUNWAY REPORT – runway to red carpet predictions from NY fashion week

Its that time of year again – awards show and fashion shows – and believe me, the two go very much hand in hand.  New York’s Autumn Winter collections have just finished so I wanted to do a post on all me runway to red carpet predictions for the upcoming Oscars.  This runway report has nothing to do about the practical trends we will be wearing come fall – this is all about the hollywood glamour we can keep an eye out for when the Academy Awards happen in the beginning of March.  I am going to help you be in the know so you can keep up with all the E! reporters on the red carpet.  The major trends are much the same as we’ve been seeing: black, white, black and white, red, metallics, embellishment, sheer, prints and lots and lots of leg! That’s right, shoes will once again get their chance to shine on the red carpet with more hi-low hemlines and thigh high slits that keep on going…  You may even notice a nod to 80′s over the top glam as well as 90′s subdued minimalism.  Glamour is everywhere and figuring out what you want to see your favorite Oscar contender to be wearing can be great fun – so check out some of my favorite gowns from NY fashion week and make your runway to red carpet predictions! My one to watch is Lupita Nyong’o who can do no wrong when it comes to here red carpet decisions – will she wear Ralph Lauren again, go for a pop of bright color or do something completely unexpected?  Seeing runway translate to the red carpet is one of my favorite things – so check out some of the fabulous frocks that designer are creating that are making celebrities and their stylist vie for!  PS – if you click any of the pics it’ll take you to that designer’s Autumn/Winter ’14 collection on (my favorite site) so you can see all the latest designs for yourself!

Ralph Lauren oscar gown predictions

Ralph Lauren A/W 2014 top oscar gown contenders

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Oscar de la Renta A/W ’14 top oscar gown contenders

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Marchesa AW ’14 top oscar gown contenders

red carpet predictions for 2014 oscars

Carolina Herrera A/W ’14 oscar gown contenders

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J. Mendel A/W ’14 oscar gown contenders

donna karan oscar down contenders

Donna Karan A/W ’14 Oscar gown contenders

oscar gown predictions

Monique LHuillier A/W ’14 oscar gown contenders

Zac Posen oscar gowns

Zac Posen A/W ’14 oscar gown contenders

runway to red carpet oscar dress predictions

Kaufmanfranco A/W ’14 oscar gown predictions

Prabal Gurung runway to red carpet oscar gowns

Prabal Gurung A/W ’14 oscar gown contenders


RED CARPET REPORT – Grammy fashion

So the Grammy Awards were last night, when we get to watch the music industry’s best, brightest and greatest legends come together for a night of amazing performances and often times crazy Grammy fashion.  Musicians are not like other celebrities – they don’t have to fear the worst dressed list because  the same rules don’t apply to them.  If Lady Gaga wants to come dressed as a purple duck we can call it performance art and a great Grammy moment because these artists are just that… artists.  How they dress can be entirely who they are for that moment, that performance, that red carpet.  Madonna has long been the queen of reinvention and Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Nikki Minaj, Miley Cyrus and Rihanna all follow that line of fashion risk taking.  They are often caricatures of themselves and they’re having fun and giving us something to talk about…  Last night we didn’t get Lady Gaga, but we did get Madonna in Ralph Lauren’s menswear inspired runway look, Katy Perry in Valentino Couture look #1 fresh off the Paris runway and Beyonce bringing it as always in an incredibly sexy Michael Costello gown.  Check out some of my favorite Grammy fashion wild style from the evening…

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left to right: Beyonce in Michael Costello, Madonna in Ralph Lauren and Katy Perry in Valentino Haute Couture

Of course, now we need to talk about some of my Grammy fashion favorites that stood head and shoulders above the rest for their sexy, sleek glam.  All that glitters was a huge trend last night and the ladies that took gold for me were Taylor, Chrissy and Ciara.   Taylor Swift looked better than ever (and too the Grammy fashion gold for me last night) in glimmering Gucci Premiere, Chrissy Teigen was legendary in Johanna Johnson and Ciara…  Well, a very pregnant Ciara glowed for expectant momma’s everywhere in Emilio Pucci showing us how maternity red carpet should be done!  Check out these gorgeous golden glamazons…

grammy fashion

left to right: Ciara in Emilio Pucci, Taylor Swift in Gucci Premiere and Chrissy Teigen in Johanna Johnson

Finally, there had to be the sexy ladies of the Grammy’s – those ladies that took the plunge.  Streamline, body skimming gowns with necklines so low one could only imagine the amount of double sided tape being used to prevent any potential wardrobe malfunctions.  My other favorite of the evening was the amazing Miranda Lambert in a gorgeous Pamella Roland gown in the hot color of the awards season – red.  Miranda brought exactly the right balance of sexy, chic glam (and I’m not just saying that because my bestie, and Max’s God Mom, Tiffany Gifford is her stylist).  Other ladies that took the sexy Grammy fashion plunge were presenter Anna Kendrick in Azzaro and Alicia Keys looking beautiful in blue Armani Prive.  The ladies (and their ladies) looked incredible, and fortunately there were no Grammy Fashion violations (aka nip slips) despite the down to their necklines.  Check out some of last nights sexiest looks…

grammy fashion

left to right: Miranda Lambert in Pamella Roland, Anna Kendrick in Azzaro and Alicia Keys in Armani Prive.

RUNWAY REPORT… Couture fashion for the red carpet

Couture Fashion week is happening in Paris at the moment and for those of you who don’t work in fashion – this is when designers show off their ultimate most innovative, expensive and beautiful designs. For those of us who work in fashion – couture is what makes our hearts beat faster and truly is art.  These dresses will not see the racks of Saks or Nordstroms – these are usually one offs many costing in the six figures – they are hand made from the most exquisite fabrics by the most talented design teams.  Where you WILL see them is on the red carpet.  And with awards season upon us, keep an eye out for some of these amazing designs.  Couture fashion week happens just at the right time for these gowns to potentially make appearances on the biggest stars in the world.  With the Grammys coming up on Sunday stylists and designers will be desperately trying to get these dresses to LA from Paris for their red carpet debut.  Some of the wilder more daring (super sheer and sexy) designs will probably be the hot ticket dresses for Sunday, while the more conservative but equally stunning gowns are probably being  fought over right now for the Academy Awards.  I have put together some select favorites from a few of the couture fashion show so that you too can be in the know and keep an eye out to see which of your favorite celebrities will be wearing what…  There were blacks, whites, nudes, pastels, reds, metallics  and so much adornment you would think Liberace himself had a hand in these designs.  No expense has been spared and no detail overlooked.  Here are some of the most exquisite gowns from couture fashion week – who do you think should wear these looks on the red carpet? (PS – click on any of these pics to see the whole collection)

Chanel couture 2014

Chanel Spring Couture 2014

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Elie Saab Spring Couture 2014 (there were soooooo many beautiful dresses – impossible to narrow down – see for yourself by clicking on the picture)

Atelier Versace Spring Couture 2014

Atelier Versace Spring Couture 2014

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Christian Dior Spring Couture 2014 (PS – Jennifer Lawrence is the face of Dior so her Oscar gown and recent Golden Globes gown were both Dior – she will most likely be wearing Dior for the upcoming Oscars)

Giambattista Valli Couture 2014

Giambattista Valli Spring Couture 2014

Armani Prive Couture 2014

Armani Prive Spring Couture 2014

Zuhair Murad couture 2014

Zuhair Murad Spring Couture 2014 ( a favorite amongst celebs like Jennifer Lopez – some of these incredibly sexy and revealing gowns may make an appearance on Sunday if they make the flight in time! Hope there’s plenty of double sided tape to prevent wardrobe malfunctions – a big Grammy no-no!)

Valentino Couture 2014

Valention Spring Couture 2014 (could someone wear the operatic music score number he opened with for the Grammys?)


Last night was the Golden Globes and all the stars were out in their black tie best to celebrate the occasion.  I think its fair to say that the evening was full of plenty of glam!  I of course wanted to do a Golden Globes red carpet style report to discuss the trends and best dressed of the evening.  My best dressed of the evening was new comer and instant style icon, Lupita Nyongo’o in a stunning red Ralph Lauren caped gown.  Which brings me to my first big trend – the color red.  Various shades orangey undertones to deep red with blue undertones – these ladies put the red in red carpet!

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left to right: Lupita Nyong’o in Ralph Lauren, Amy Adams in Valentino Couture, Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Narciso Rodriguez and Emma Watson in Dior Couture

I would like to do an extra shout out to Emma Watson for her fashion risk of wearing a look that was dress in the front but layered over trousers and open in the back – it was daring, yes, but modern and completely age appropriate – she was absolutely one of my favorites!

Another huge (unsurprising) his of the evening was black.  No ordinary black, there was lace, tulle, beading, embellishment, gold accents and plenty of curvy silhouettes.  These were not your safe little black dresses – these were statement dresses (hello Sofia Vergara and Cate Blanchett – 2 more favorites).  These ladies put the black in black tie fabulous!

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left to right: Cate Blanchett in Armani Prive, Sofia Vergara in Zac Posen, Emma Roberts in Lanvin and Juliana Margulies in Andrew Gn

Another white hot trend was shades of light (as I call it).  The golden globes red carpet style could be seen from the moon it was emitting so much light.  There was white, cream, pale golds, nudes and silvers – whatever creative name you want to put on it – these gowns were glorious, ethereal and glowing.  2 of my favorites Naomi Watts (in Tom Ford) and new comer Margot Robbie (in Gucci) absolutely killed it in their body skimming light gowns.  Once again, there was nothing basic about these shades of light – there was lace, organza, beading and all the adornment you could expect from the biggest stars on one of the most prestigious red carpets…

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left to right: Naomi Watts in Tom Ford, Margot Robbie in Gucci, Emilia Clarke in Proenza Schouler and red carpet darling, Jennifer Lawrence in Dior Couture

While we’re talking about color, I need to talk about the color green – it wasn’t everywhere but it was pretty and present and in various hues and silhouettes.  I say silhouette because green was the color that two of my favorite expectant (and incredibly glamorous) ladies chose to style their bumps.  I am talking about Kerry Washington in the palest green Balenciaga and one of my very favorites of the night, Olivia Wilde in a sparkly Gucci gown.  I hate to use so many lame puns – but I was green with envy!

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left to right: Olivia Wilde in Gucci, Kerry Washington in Balenciaga, Helen Mirren in Jenny Packham and Reese Witherspoon in Calvin Klein

Another hot Golden Globes red carpet style trend was color blocked gowns!  Color blocking has been a popular trend for a number of year but seeing it at the highest level in these incredible gowns was jaw dropping.  Yes, there was lots of black and white together – but the use of colors – both contrasting and tonal was magnificent and fresh.  Amy Adams absolutely killed it in Valentino Couture gown – another of my favorite looks – which featured 2 of the hot colors of the night – red and red!  This was definitely a big red carpet trend and great for ladies who are torn on what color to wear…

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left to right: Sandra Bullock in Prabal Gurung, Julie Bowen in Carolina Herrera, Taylor Swift in Carolina Herrera and Aubrey Plaza in Oscar de la Renta

Finally, I want to talk about the surprise scene stealers of the night… I’m talking about shoes baby!  That’s right, most shoes don’t get much air time at these black tie red carpet events… These gorgeous heels are usually hidden behind layer so fabric which musty be frustrating for shoe designers and uncomfortable for the celebs wearing these incredible shoes without getting to show them off! This year we got lots and lots of shoe sightings on the Golden Globes red carpet thanks to some thigh high slits (thank you Amber Heard and Margot Robbie) but designers were definitely experimenting with some high low hemlines.  Everyone from Sandra Bullock, Zoe Deschanel to the expectant Drew Barrymore showed some ankle and shoe love in these high low hemlines.  Furthermore, there was more tea length than usual (which cuts just below the knee) which Sarah Paulson showed off in Marchesa as did Emma Thompson who actually came out to present an award carrying her sky high Christian Louboutins proclaiming the red was actually her blood.  So, congratulations to all those amazing shoe designers out there who finally got the exposure they deserve at these black tie events!

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clockwise from the upper left: Amber Heard in Atelier Versace (and Jimmy Choo shoes), Sandra Bullock in Prabal Gurung (and Jimmy Choo shoes), Michelle Dockery in Oscar de la Renta (and Christian Louboutin shoes), Drew Barrymore in Monique Lhuillier (and Roger Vivier shoes), Elizabeth Moss in J. Mendel (with Stuart Weitzman shoes) and Zoe Saldana in Prabal Gurung (with Christian Louboutin shoes)