Best Dressed Round-Up for 2015, Round 2!

Awards season is going full steam ahead. In the midst of it all, there are so many red carpets going on, and looks you might have missed out on! These are quite the memorable looks and definitely deserve a Best Dressed nod! The few main events, SAG Awards after-parties (Weinstein Co./Netflix and Entertainment Weekly/sexyhair), and the Producers Guild of America Awards. So here goes….



Kate wowed in Atelier Versace actually while attending the Versace Fashion Show. This red number is super stunning, sheer cut-outs to perfection. And of course, going with more red, nude Christian Louboutin heels.




Maria was 2 for 2 on the night of the SAGs. First rockin’ gold, and here, my fave red carpet color, royal blue. What a standout this look, an Emilio Pucci column gown with a sequin halter and sheer details along the side. I’m entranced!



imageNot sure of the designer details for Katie’s chic & sophisticated look, but I’m a huge fan of jumpsuits. So for this one, with a plunging V-neck, I’m definitely a fan!




I know Isabel is making use of a shiny gold Lee Savage clutch, but no clue about this gorgeous beaded gown — embellished all over! Isabel is donning lots of shimmer, shine, and sparkle, while attending the premiere of her recent film, The Loft. I’m a fan! This sheer bodice is breathtaking!




I hate not knowing so many designer details for given looks, but I can’t ignore such beauty and glamor. Lauren looks fabulous in this black cap-sleeved gown with shimmery gold shoulder embellishments. Such a stunner!




Maisie looks fashionably cute, the perfect look for a huge after-party. This floral embroidered, mint green Reem Juan dress is spectacular. She has coordinated very well with this look, metallic silver Topshop heels.




Another 2 for 2 on the night of the SAG Awards. Yup! That is Julie! This gold floral embroidered Lela Rose dress is dazzling. She has perfectly paired with her look, a subtle gold Kara Ross clutch and matching Christian Louboutin heels.




The first red carpet for Jennifer for 2015, and wowzer! I’m loving this white Prada gown with silver embellishment details at the waist and shoulders. It’s quite captivating. Very Grecian or Roman-esque.


There are several stunning details to this look, the shiny metallic heels and jewelry, especially Jennifer’s Shay ring.


And how lovely, these dangling Irene Neuwirth earrings — LOVE!!




Laura looked super sexy in this gold and black beaded mini-dress. Ahhh, if only I knew who by, but nonetheless, striking!




Lupita’s Elie Saab graphic print look, in moderation, aka shortened, I’m now a fan. It was a bit too much for the eye, flowing and full-on. But here, it’s super chic, very fashionable.


And what about these amazing accessories, bright red Sophia Webster heels, matching Judith Leiber clutch, and statement-making Fred Leighton jewelry.


And let’s not forget Lupita’s beauty regime — a beautiful braided up-do, courtesy of Larry Sims; bold make-up look (luscious red lip & copper smoky eye), all thanks to Nick Barose; and manicure provided by Deborah Lippmann.




Sophie is too rockin’ a floral look, hers, navy blue & gold, Chanel. Natural, fresh make-up look, provided by Narsissist, Murad Cares and Tarte Cosmetics. A lovely top-knot, thanks to Sigma Pro.



And finally, shining, is Judy Greer, looking ever-ravishing in this black and shiny dark blue number. This bodice is quite intriguing. I love the shimmering blue fabric and sheer neckline.






2015 SAG Awards — Best Dressed

Another day, another stunning group of best dressed contenders gracing the red carpet. This time, it was the 2015 Screen Actors Guild Awards, aired on TNT. White, burnt orange, and even red ruled the night. But here are the looks that caught my eye and ruled by Best Dressed list!

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With all of this bitter cold in NYC, Julie’s embellished floral Georges Hobeika gown is making me long for spring weather! This gown is like a dream, from the intricate floral details to the sweet bow tie around the waist. Matching perfectly is this caramel Rauwolf clutch.

She too has picked the perfect jewelry accessories from EFFY, specifically these pink ice earrings.


Her beauty look is also quite spectacular — Jill Crosby/hair stylist (chic sideswept bob-do, with help from Neutrogena styling products) & Heather Currie/make-up artist (great copper smoky eye & soft pink lip), also Neutrogena beauty products. All products came from the ever-convenient Walgreens.

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Black & white looks were all over the PCAs, and I’m happy to see it re-appear here. Sarah looked chic and sophisticated in this custom Armani Prive gown with a structured cape top & black silk crepe skirt. The accessories coordinated perfectly, statement-making David Webb jewelry & an ivory Edie Parker clutch.

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Maria was a golden goddess in this rich brocade gown by Romona Keveza. To further compliment her look, a few delicate diamond Neil Lane jewels.


To match her golden gown, a very bronzed beauty look, courtesy of Denise Borego. And finally, super sexy & straight hair, provided by Dimitris Giannetos.

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Red hot & smokin’, yup, that sums up Sofia’s one-shoulder Donna Karan Atelier gown, complete with gorgeous sheer paneling. This dress is truly captivating, from all angles! And of course she had no trouble selecting some beautiful jewelry, all from her own collection at Kay Jewelers, So Sofia!





Ariel is fully embodying old school Hollywood glam in this fitted Zac Posen gown with a train. She is really growing into such a beautiful young woman. She’s accessorized with a cute little black Salvatore Ferragamo clutch.

Every bit of styling here is perfection — retro waves, courtesy of Aviva Perea; Anita Patrickson for styling; and Spencer Barnes for make-up, a natural, fresh beauty look.




Felicity was a vision in this blush Balenciaga gown, inclusive of a criss-cross bodice. Every aspect of this look was full-on elegance, especially her pearl Van Cleef and Arpels pearl earrings. Her stylist, Karla Welch, gets major kudos for this one!



Reese Witherspoon


Reese’s white one-shoulder custom Giorgio Armani gown is understated, but it’s the very definition of minimalism at it’s best. And I love it! It has just the right amount of sparkle & drama, provided by the matte sequin detailing and a deep scoop back. Leslie Fremar did an amazing job styling this look!

Reese’s selection of Harry Winston jewels were stunning, emerald-cut diamond drop earrings, princess-cut diamond line bracelet, and a cushion-cut pink sapphire and diamond cluster ring.


Love the classically chic ponytail, courtesy of Adir Abergel.


You might not be able to see them, but here are the gold Jimmy Choo “Patsy” platform heels she paired with this look.


Just stunning all around, again, courtesy of some lovely Harry Winston jewels, $3.5 million worth to be exact.


Her beauty look was also quite complimentary, subtle rose lip and cheeks, all thanks to Molly R. Stern.




Brooke looks breathtaking in this lace Jovani gown with an embellished bodice. Her makeup was done beautifully, bold smoky eye & sunkist cheeks, courtesy of Rebecca Epifano. Her locks were also superbly blown out, thanks to Anna Rose.



I can’t get over how much I love this look. Melissa’s stylist, Annabelle Harron, did a wonderful job. Her Jacob & Co. jewelry pieces were both bold and elegant. There is not anything I don’t love about this Maxime Simoens royal blue gown, especially this color, but very much too the structured bodice. She completed her look with just the right accessories — black Alexandre Birman heels and black geometric-shaped Rauwolf clutch.

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All aspects of the styling were just as great as this dress, Jerilynn Stephens for creating this super sleek straight hair look & Sage Maitri for this dramatic beauty regimen.



Kimiko’s nude strapless Gemy Maalouf is immaculately stunning, definitely one of my faves of the night. The fit is great. And the tulle sheer detailing on the side gives this gown a special touch. The accessories here are also great — Loren Stewart jewelry, and the styling, SUPERB!! Styling — Lawren Sample; hair, Daven Mayeda, subtle waves, &  make-up by Carissa Ferreri, soft, natural, and beautiful!

Another great jewelry accessory, pretty cool Dionea Orcini earrings.




Jen looked radiant in this vintage Galiano gown, which hailed from the designer’s spring 1998 collection in Paris.


The peacock-print beading from top to bottom was brimming with elegance. We’ve all been hoping for more than black from Jen on the red carpet, and she delivered!


The bodychain necklace was of course stunning, but let’s not overlook some just as gorgeous gold and diamond pieces from Fred Leighton jewelry.

Manicurist Tom Bachik swept on L’Oréal Paris Extraordinaire Gel-Lacque 1-2-3 in Bold Bordeaux to compliment her makeup look. Such a rich color, and it coordinated perfectly with Jen’s vintage gown.


Naturally, celeb makeup artist Angela Levin was determined to make her face just as radiant to work with her entire look. Using all Chanel products, the makeup pro applied Chanel Lift Lumière Firming and Smoothing Sunscreen Fluid Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 15 to Aniston’s face. The foundation, Levin says, works beautifully on someone with a tan, which Aniston had courtesy of her recent trip to Cabo San Lucas. For Aniston’s lip-tastic pucker, the Chanel artist prepped the actress’ lips with Chanel Rouge Coco Baume Hydrating Conditioning Lip Balm. Levin filled Aniston’s lips with a neutral-toned lip liner to keep the color in place, adding a quick swipe of Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss in Sensuel for shine as the nominee was stepping out the door.


Now let’s get to this dazzling Amrit bodychain necklace — the talk of the town since she’s donned this necklace style twice in a row for 2 major red carpets. Sat Hari is the talented designer behind this brilliant creation. Hari, who was born in the U.S. and went to school in India, is the creator of the black diamond body chain and necklace that Aniston wore. [Black Diamond “Make Love” Lariat Necklace, $1,800]. Ryan Hastings and Jena Covello introduced Jen to this unique brand.


To create her undone, piece-y texture, hairstylist Chris McMillan spritzed Living Proof Instant Texture Mist onto the ends of her hair. You can’t wear a dress like that without a bombshell hairstyle! To complement the dress’ “beautiful bohemian vibe,” McMillan gave Aniston a fresh blowout using a big, round brush. For extra volume, he used Living Proof’s yet-to-be-released product, Blowout (it hits this April). Finally, McMillan sprayed their brand’s Instant Texture Mist into his hands, working the liquid into her ends to create the style’s textured finish.


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Maggie was ravishing in white, specifically a white Thakoon dress with sheer detailing on the bodice. She accessorized well with Bulgari jewelry and a copper printed clutch.

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Kaley went bold and daring with red, but it was all in all such a sweet look, adorable little bow tie knot belt to cinch the waist. Her strapless Romona Keveza gown was AMAZING!


And for some needed sparkle, check out her exquisite diamond Forevermark jewelry.


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Viola is smashing in this white Max Mara halter gown. She is showing age ain’t nothin’ but a number. And she is looking young and modern. She made use of some great accessories, a black and gold Sidney Molepo clutch.

Also, striking Van Cleef and Arpels jewelry, specifically these tangerine pearl earrings.


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Julia’s black Monique Lhuillier gown with lace sleeves is so pretty, first class all the way! It’s the embodiment of retro-glam — LOVE IT!

Her diamond Fred Leighton jewelry made for the perfect accessories!


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This custom Vera Wang Collection black and silk gown with a sheer tulle overlay with a jeweled bodice I just can’t get over. Sarah made the right choice here! It’s eye-catching and in the best way possible. The intricately embellished bodice is so detailed and very captivating, brimming with large rhinestones and gems.


And what about these gorgeous Lorraine Schwartz jewelry pieces — sapphires & diamonds — LOVE!!


This look was styled by Brad Goreski and he did a spectacular job!


Ryan Richman was the visionary for this chic, twisted up-do. It’s such a modern take on an updo, great work! He made use of KMS California hair products. Oooooo, and check out a snippet of this stunning racer back angle!


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Diane is magically combining sexiness and glam in this one fiery red Jill Stuart gown with a plunging neckline. The entire look was styled by Erica Lave.


Lauren Bates styled this beautiful pulled back look. And Tay Rivera did a wonderful job on this beauty look — bold smoky eye & perfectly pink lip.


And the Kallati jewelry pieces, impressively pretty.

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Ahhhh, old-school Hollywood glam, love seeing so much of it on the red carpet. And Alysia surely stuns with the rest of the glam-squad in her red strapless Christian Siriano gown.


And whoa! Major bling alert, exquisite diamond Simon G. jewelry.


Courtesy of Matrix salon, George Papanikolas was able to perfectly capture retro waves to coordinate with Alysia’s old-school Hollywood vibe. And what about Anton K. Hach’s daring beauty look, shimmery silver eye and luscious red lip, striking!

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Andrea’s mint green Escada gown, with a criss cross haltered neckline, is another look that captivates me. It’s ethereal and the details make this dress a stand-out, everything from the lovely color to detailed neckline. The shiny silver accessories are spot on, tiny little sparkly silver Swarovski clutch and diamond Chopard jewelry.


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Michael, quite dapper in this classic black tuxe with a black bowtie!


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And Mario, handsome as ever in his charcoal great suit.






PR All-Stars: Can This Be Any More Predictable!?!

The name of the game for PRAS this season is PREDICTABILITY. My bigger issue is that the designers actually seem to be on board with this theme too. Each week, the eliminated designer seems to be all “rainbows and sunshine” about their exit. It’s as if they’ve all signed a contract, which gives them a chance to be on the show again, gain some exposure, a little relevancy. And in return they act their part for a few weeks. However, all but one knows their not truly in the running for the win. Okay, so maybe 2, Dmitry & Sonjia, since they are constantly in the top.


But Jay leaving this week was written in stone, call it signed, sealed, and delivered. Anyone else in the bottom 3 leaving would have cured my predictability doubts, even Fabio despite the fact he is constantly in the bottom. However, it was all predictability this week, Jay out and Sonjia with another win.

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But enough venting for the moment, let’s get to the challenge details for the week. Lisa Robertson, program host of QVC, joined Alyssa to deliver the details. This week was all about RTW and fashion forward looks. Each designer was to create 2 looks, a separates (RTW) ensemble, and the other, a fashion forward look that related to the RTW one. Lisa also informed the designers that the winning design, with the separates piece, that it would be manufactured and sold as a part of QVC’s Jilly line. Everyone was then off to Mood to quickly work away for this 1-day challenge with a $300 budget for both looks.


It’s insane that with so much to do and only 1 day to do everything in that the designers had to stop just to watch the PRAS judges ring the closing bell at NASDAQ. They seemed fine with it, but I think a few could have used this extra time! But back in the workroom, both Helen & Sonjia struggled with their initial directions. All while Jay had so many thoughts & looks busting out all over the place — not really grasping his separates look could only include 2 pieces.


Next up, Zanna-time. She urged everyone to focus on the difference between art & commerce. This episode was of course supposed to be all about the business of fashion. Zanna could instantly tell Sonjia hadn’t sketched. It seemed it wasn’t until model fittings that Sonjia found her true direction. Dmitry was having some lack of fabric issues. This week definitely made clear some designer tensions. It seems Dmitry & Fabio have always been in a little head to head competition. But now we have a Sonjia versus Helen battle going on. And Michelle seems to throw shade at everyone so I guess that means it’s Michelle versus the workroom. So funny how she thought Helen should focus on her own work this week, yet how many comments does she constantly have for everyone each week!


It was soon time for the morning of the runway. Jay scrapped his RTW look and decided to make 2 new pieces in 2 hours! Crazy! And we saw some more tense vibes between Sonjia & Helen. This week, the guest judges were Lisa Robertson and top Hollywood stylist George Kotsiopoulos.


Sonjia being in the top and this week’s winner came as no surprise. She had the most positive review from the judges. In fact, they specifically said she was the only one who nailed the RTW challenge. Being that the big prize this week was centered around QVC and RTW, it was a “duh moment” that Sonjia would win. I’m not sure if I would really peg this as RTW. The lace blouse is great and I believe many women could and would want to wear this. I’m not as positive about the geometric cut-out skirt.


And this fashion forward look was not Sonjia’s finest work. I believe it was Georgina who took most issue with this cowl-neck dress, saying it was riddled with mistakes and looked heavy. I agree. Her RTW piece was stronger. But this needed more work!


The pieces did connect. I’m just not so head over heels with these square cutouts. Sonjia took awhile to find her direction this week and I think she lucked out here with her win. She played it too safe and her being in the top made sense, just not sure about the win.


Helen was near the win this week and it was definitely good TV with the dramatic back and forths between her & Sonjia. I thought Helen’s work though was more deserving of the win. I’m not sure if I agreed with George. I think many women could wear this RTW piece. And I think it was way more RTW than Sonjia’s. I think more women would want to and could wear this. It seemed way more commercial.


QVC shout-outs for both looks, loving these awesome heels!

My biggest criticism for Helen was maybe her fashion forward looked lacked a bit of umpf. It’s a great black dress, but I’m not sure how fashion forward it is. But don’t get me wrong, I would wear it in a heartbeat. For Helen not doing RTW and being more of an eveningwear designer, I think she did well with these 2 pieces.


Both looks had class and elegance. They were simplicity at its best, but great attention to detail. Michelle claimed to know all about what women want, but I think Helen made it clear she knew way more!


Dmitry was the final member of the top 3. The judges seemed unclear about which look was fashion forward. I could see that, at least with the jacket here for Dmitry’s RTW ensemble. But a bit of an edgy back cut-out jacket does not alone make the entire look fashion forward. He’s paired it with a basic pencil skirt and made use of some lace applique. Lace is all the rage nowadays, very commercial and I think it makes perfect sense for RTW. I wish though Dmitry had made a blouse instead of the jacket. I think it would have worked better. But the pairing of the jacket with this skirt, something was off for me. It was a bit too much.


Another QVC shout-out, lovin’ these black killer heels too!

Lace overboard here! There could have been a bit more coverage, but how often nowadays are we seeing sheer effects or high slits. Dmitry likely knows this and knows not all women have an issue with it. He also played again with asymmetry, making this look one-shoulder, which is all the rage on the red carpet right now, at the height of awards season.


Chi hair-care shout-out, love this this chic high ponytail!

Dmitry’s looks definitely had a connective thread. I think he too knows what women want and how to dress women who want to feel sexy, and look confident.


I hate to say this, but it pleased me so much to see Michelle in the bottom 3 this week. We are nearing the end of the season and it’s time to start picking who I would want to see win and who I wouldn’t want to see win. Michelle is the latter for me. I’m over her know it all attitude. She claimed to know what women would want to wear. She knew the end goal was to sell on QVC with her RTW look. Yet she goes for this ghastly printed fabric?? It literally makes no sense. Prints can be great, but are very hard to wear. I could see going with a print for maybe the top or the bottom, but then to do it for both, puh-lease! This is not a look that a wide variety of women would want to wear and if Michelle doesn’t see that, something is wrong!


And then what was with this pj-esque dress. I just don’t get out anyone could be so excited over this look. I’m glad the judges were not fooled. I don’t see her being eliminated next week, but I can always hope right!


Michelle & Fabio I believe have a similar problem, They both like to design too much for what they like and would want to wear. They have clear visions and aesthetics, but I don’t think they grasp a mass appeal!

Mary Kay shout-out, love this bold beauty look, dreamy smoky eyes, dramatic burgundy lip, and bronzed cheeks!


Fabio was extremely close to being eliminated this week. Although since it was time in Jay’s predictability contract to be out, he really had nothing to worry about! But I felt as if Isaac was over his artsy, conceptual vibe. Despite his multiple bottom 3 appearances, I guess the majority of the judges still felt as if they wanted to see more art than design. Fabio probably has the clearest designer aesthetic of all the remaining designers. I don’t care for it and it’s definitely not QVC. Unless he does something drastic next week, my guess is he is next out. Especially after hearing Isaac’s deservedly parting words this week. If Fabio lands in the bottom again, outside of another designer sending an unfinished garment or naked model down the runway, Isaac would not allow Fabio to receive yet another chance.


And not sure what universe this tye-dye arts & crafts project could be deemed fashion forward. This was not the challenge to make your own print. Fabio not seeing that, big problem. But the bigger problem is Fabio thought he did some grand thing by splattering paint on white fabric. It wasn’t. It’s tye-dye. I’m sure he had a grander concept, but again, 1 day, 2 looks, this was not the time for going to over the top with art & being conceptual.


His “fashion forward” look actually reminded me of his final collection for his original stint on PR. I was not a fan of that, nor this. Fabio clearly can’t separate being conceptual and wanting to be artistic from what each week’s given challenges are. We shall see if he can pull a rabbit out of his cap next week!


Even if it was time in Jay’s contract, haha, not letting that go, maybe that would explain these crazy pants! I mean, what other explanation could there be! Jay did himself no favors here. I can’t give much kudos to a basic grey tank top so we are left to focus on the pants. That does nothing to help Jay with not being eliminated. Love the QVC accessories though! Also, Chi hair care shout-out, superbly straight & great hair!

But really, these pants on QVC, mass appeal, no way!


And then Jay actually says he has never worked with red??? Hmmmm, doubt that! But if it were true, why would you choose that color then. I’ve heard designers say I don’t do RTW, couture, avant garde, unconventional, but a color?? Come on Jay. And then this look was definitely not without some execution issues.


Great Mary Kay beauty looks!

But just not enough to overcome some not so great looks. Jay clearly spent way to much time on the back and forth with the RTW and kind of let both looks go downhill. Even Georgina said it was as if he had given up — hmmm, makes the mind wonder right!






“London Calling” for This Fashion Mogul

halflucidLONDONcollectionAuthor. Jewelry designer. Fashionista. Fashion Blogger. Journalist. Traveler. Writer. This in a nutshell describes the amazingly talented Kendra L. Saunders. There is of course more to say than this, and that is why I am very thrilled to introduce my Fashion Nexus readers to this creative spirit. Specifically, I am dying to show off the latest pieces for her jewelry brand, half-lucid Jewelry. Kendra was so kind to feature my fashion blog on her blog, Kendry Bird. And I am of course more than happy to support another strong woman in the fashion industry. So throughout this post, I hope you enjoy seeing the pieces for Kendra’s London Capsule Collection for half lucid Jewelry.


“Camden Market” Babecatchers — multicolored tassels

Kendra was excited to travel to England. She says “England had a charismatic effect on my creativity, inspiring me to look at the world in a new way.” The materials she used to make these jewelry pieces directly hailed from her travels. The collection was inspired from 2 distinct sides of London — ” (1) the gray, foggy and beautiful colors of an evening in the city, and (2) the colorful and frequently exotic world markets.” These earrings are truly statement-making and eye-catching.

“Fox Fox Sake” Boho Swingers


half lucid jewelry pieces are unique, 100% handcrafted, recycled, and/or resourced jewelry. The 2 main types of earrings are Babecatchers and Boho Swingers. Babecatchers are bold and show-stopping. They are custom-made and can be done in almost any color, and you can also choose the size of the tassels. In addition, you can further customize your danglers by incorporating ribbons or beads.


Islington’s Wings — black & white Babecatchers

Boho swingers are lighter weight earrings that are all about movement.

“Brick Lane” Boho Swingers — yellow tassels


These pieces are very one of a kind, truly stunning, very captivating. The London inspiration comes in loud and clear. I could see the pieces working well with both casual and upscale looks. These pieces would be super fun when styling a look for any occasion, day or night.


So again, Kendra is a lover of many worlds. She is definitely a fellow fashionista and blogger. We connected over a mutual love of Project Runway. She has conducted many interviews with designers. Make sure to check her out across the social media spectrum — Instagram, Pinterest, Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter.


Kendra not only writes for her blog or about fashion, but she also has penned a few novels — Inanimate Objects, Death and Mr. Right, Geminis & Past Lives, and Overlapping Visions. Coming soon, The Unlove Spell and Dating an Alien Pop Star.

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Kendra is a true talent, flourishing with creativity. I would keep my eye on this one. I have no doubt she is going places!



Best Dressed — A Mixture for 2015

It’s the heart of award season so there are plenty of red carpets going on. There are way too many for individual lists so here is a compilation list for a few different award shows and events. First up, the 20th Annual 2015 Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, sponsored in part by A&E.



Jamie looks radiant and stunning in this printed sheer, nude and black Yanina Couture dress. The entire look is perfection, right down to her great accessories, a black Jimmy Choo clutch and matching Stuart Weitzman pumps. She’s also incorporated some lovely Sachi Jewelry pieces, gorgeous rings! The whole look was styled by Sammy & Judy. And finally, Jamie’s natural beauty look, lightly sunkist cheeks & soft pink lip, was courtesy of Daniel Marrone.



Amy & gold work well together. She looks GORGEOUS in this strapless Max Mara cocktail dress and matching Kurt Geiger peep-toe Belgravia metal stiletto heels. She was also rockin’ a stunning Neil Lane diamond ring.


And just to add a bit more sparkle, she is donning some lovely EF Collection dangling earrings.



10628823_10154292128668647_2901773713105076003_o Leslie is breathtaking in this dazzling silver, sheer paneled Reem Acra dress. She’s added just the right amount of sparkle with some diamond Irene Neuwirth jewelry pieces and a shiny metallic Jimmy Choo clutch.


But a true treat, how killer are these multi-colored Burak Uyan heels!



Michelle looked immaculate in this black Elie Saab gown with peekaboo lace panels. Her whole team gets high marks here — blushing beauty with makeup by Leiane Taylor (light rose blush on the cheeks & a subtle red lip); and her chic updo & color, courtesy of Marilee Albin and Corey Powell.


I’m also loving Michelle’s jewelry pieces, a diamond Melissa Kaye Jewelry ring, Graziela Gems ring and bracelet, and Norman Silverman diamond studs.



Jen opted for a bold, different take for the red carpet with a deep burgundy, plunging V-neck, Gucci tuxedo suit. Matching perfectly are her Christian Louboutin’s, Iriza satin d’Orsay pumps. She complimented her look with Fred Leighton jewelry.


And in addition, she accessorized with a stunning gold chain-link Amrit necklace!

Moving on from the Critics’ Choice Awards, let’s now take a look at the annual Women in Television Celebration, held at the Sunset Tower Hotel. Elle Magazine honored February cover girl Lena Dunham. And there were 2 looks I absolutely fell head over heels for!!



I’m doing backflips over this STUNNING black Zuhair Murad jumpsuit, complete with a beautiful sheer detailed bodice. Her lavender Stuart Weitzman pumps truly glam up this look with some sparkle & pizzazz. And coordinating perfectly, her black Jimmy Choo clutch.


This look is truly captivating, from all angles! And it’s great being able to check out from more than 1 angle, her diamond H. Stern earrings.


And while I’m discussing Nina, let’s take a look at another great look from her, this time while attending the grand opening for her fave salon, Nine Zero One. The salon just opened a flagship locale on Melrose! It hosts close friends & hair stylists of Ninas’, Riawna Capri & Nikke Lee.


Here she is donning a mesmerizing one-shoulder Andrew Gn frock.


Very natural beauty look, subtle smoky eye & light pink lip, courtesy of Zelda Williams.


And who can ignore her glittery gold Jimmy Choos!



Back to the Elle event, sponsored in part by Olay & Hearts on Fire jewelry. I am dying over Jaime’s sleek & sexy Jason Wu for Hugo Boss dress. So much of it is very eye-catching, the earthy tones, the sheer effects, the shimmery fabric, plunging neckline, & more!


Moving onto some amazing looks at red carpet premieres!

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J.Lo is rockin’ a super sexy number at the Miami screening for her new film, The Boy Next Door. The cut-out top and paneled pencil skirt are both by David Koma. Coordinating perfectly are her black Casadei heels and diamond Norman Silverman jewelry. The screening was sponsored by BodyLab.



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Amazing Sachin & Babi 2-piece look, a basic black top & graphic printed metallic silver skirt. Lyndsy looked fashionably chic while making her rounds for Agent Carter at the ABC TCA press tours.

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She’s accessorized well, especially with this light silver & black Edie Parker clutch.

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As well as these intricately designed Rene Caovilla heels.



Claudia looks chic & sophisticated while attending the London premiere of Kingsman: The Secret Service. She is donning a futuristic-chic Antonio Berardi long-sleeve sheath, black opaque tights and kitten-heel pumps.


Jennifer looks wonderfully prim & proper while attending the L.A. premiere of her recent film Cake. She is wearing a white Giambattista Valli minidress with cutouts and a floral printed skirt.

PR All-Star Designers Take on “Avant Garde”

Well……sort of. I’m not sure any designer truly hit the mark on avant garde. This is not to say I hated all the looks, but I definitely wasn’t seeing avant garde this week. So why Isaac pegged this as the best runway of the season, I’m not sure. This was an okay runway, definitely not the best, and certainly nowhere near the best of previous PR seasons and avant garde challenges.

pras4-ep9-episode16This week, the designers met Alyssa, and some cute little penguins, at the Long Island Aquarium. They were asked to create avant garde looks inspired by the underwater marine life. As I mentioned, the runway was barely avant garde, so I can’t imagine what the designers would have done with only the initially proposed $150 budget. Fortunately for all, Helen stepped up to the plate and accepted Alyssa’s proposal. If one designer sketched in the shark tank, everyone would get $100 more. Heck, I think they all should have had to get in the shark tank to get the extra dough, make them work for it. But really there was no way the budget was going to be so low, so I get it, a little drama for the viewers!

Screen Shot 2015-01-16 at 11.01.55 PMWith that, the designers were off to Mood and then on to the workroom to begin 2 days of work for this challenge. Not much happened on Day 1, just a lot of planning and pre-work detailing. Day 2 was a bit more hectic. Justin was not feeling his look, mainly his fabric choice. Lucky for him, he had some great friends right by his side, Michelle to give a few encouraging words, and Helen, who actually gave him some leftover fabric — how generous!

pras4-ep9-episode6Then it was Zanna-time. Zanna was afraid Michelle was heading in the maternity direction. She was not sure at all about Justin’s direction though. She told Helen her look was lacking shape. And with Dmitry, she debated with him about his lack of wins. It got a little tense, but I agree with Dmitry. There were challenges he should have won and the judges decided differently. So just as Dmitry said, it really is a matter of opinion! Zanna then brought out Lauren B. of Lauren B. Nails to add a collaborative twist for this week’s challenge.


Each designer would get to collab with Lauren on some fun embellishments to compliment their looks. A huge prize was being offered. The winning designer of the week would receive a year’s worth of Lauren B. products, polishes, and supplies, a $5000 prize package!


Everyone was then ready for their model fittings. Both Helen & Michelle began debating their looks after Zanna-time. And both made some necessary changes, which made their looks a heck of lot better! It was soon time for the runway though. And joining the judges’ panel this week was former singer of the Pussycat Dolls, now a solo pop artist, the lovely Nicole Scherzinger.

pras4-ep9-episode18I was puzzled by the top & bottom 3 this week. Not so much because of who landed where, but more so because there were times I wasn’t sure who actually landed where. I wasn’t sure who in fact was the top & bottom until the judges were making their final deliberations. Okay so really I wasn’t so sure about Jay & Michelle. Their initial critiques seemed mixed. But there was a clear top 2 and bottom 2. It was fairly anti-climactic Dmitry finally getting his long anticipated win, but this was the week he indeed got it. So finally a top 3 placement and a win!

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So yes, we’ve seen this from Dmitry before. But he was not the only designer who made use of some repeat designs this week, *cough* Fabio, *cough* Helen. This wasn’t the most avant garde, but it was still a phenomenal jacket. I would wear it in a heartbeat.


QVC shout-out, really diggin’ these killer studded black heels! I think Dmitry could have pushed the envelope a bit more this week, but he’s consistently done well in the past, lots of top 3’s. In fact, I think him winning the challenge now was no big deal. He should have won well before this week, and has far surpassed the work of several other designers who are left. In my book, Dmitry should and hopefully will be a finalist. He designs looks that women would want to where. Looks that any woman would feel super confident, bold, daring, and sexy in.

HELEN — SAND TIGER SHARK          Beautiful-Sand-Tiger-Shark-Wallpaper


The more I look at Helen’s ruffled ivory dress, the more I like it. I think when I first saw it, I was having a hard time separating this from what she was initially working on. There is beauty in this piece. But again, ruffles, not that avant garde, and we’ve certainly seen them from Helen before. I also agreed with the judges, I’m not sure how this look was inspired by a sand tiger shark.


But there is something intriguing here, lots of class, lots of elegance. Helen does some great work, but I’ve not seen it the past few weeks. If she wants to make the finale, she really is going to have to step it up. And maybe this look is that step in the right direction.

MICHELLE — CUTTLEFISH   A trio of Mourning Cuttlefish (Sepia plangon). Manly Cove, Sydney Harbour, NSW


Michelle was the final designer of the top 3, which I’m still questioning. Isaac and Georgina’s comments at first seemed very mixed. I believe later they became more appreciative, but I believe this was an “on the fence” type of look.


Socks & heels though?? Uhmmmmm NO! Another no for me was the color palette. I’m not sure if this odd pairing was avant garde in Michelle’s mind, but any other color than this neon yellow would have made this structured look 10 times better.


The sculpted aspect was definitely on the avant garde direction. But for me, I felt this aspect just looked so over-worked. And the parts left untouched, just kind of resembled a purple blob covering this gorgeous model. I’m not sure Michelle fully resolved her doubts about this look and I could see that here.



Sonjia was safe this week, the only designer in fact. But I think she deserves some recognition and she would have been in my top 3. I love this asymmetrical dress with sheer pants. It’s not perfect. Probably a bit too literal for a sea-life inspiration, although I’m not sure it reads piranha, more like coral. I do see a bit more avant garde here than others. I also think this look would be super fun to wear. But perhaps what I like the most is that Sonjia didn’t rest on her laurels. She didn’t make use of repeat designs. She showed us something new in her wheelhouse.


QVC shout-out, perfect red strapped heels. Also, Mary Kay shout-out, great bold red lip!

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Jay was another who received some mixed reviews, likely because there was some good details here, but also messy and/or bad ones. The judges were right in that there was a disconnect here with the jacket and the dress. The jacket was okay from the front, but a big ole’ mess from the back. Arts and crafts does not equate to avant garde!


I got the inspiration, but there was just way too much going on here. Jay can work fast, sort of like Speedy Kini. But he has to learn to edit more.

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Plain & simple, this was not a strong look from Fabio. First off, this baby pink, really?? And what exactly was avant garde here — just because Fabio thought it was conceptual?? And wide-legged trousers, not new and definitely not avant garde.


And really, Fabio can cast no stones at Dmitry here. Except for the bit of embellishments on his model’s neckline, they are basically wearing the same top. This top is what Fabio does and we see it all the time.


Fabio has had way more high’s than Justin, if I’m not mistaken, and I think the judges kept that in mind when debating on who to eliminate between he & Justin. But Justin this week didn’t rely on previous designs and his look was way more avant garde, so I’m not sure how the judges really made this decision. Based on just the looks this week, Justin should not have been eliminated.



So sadly it was Justin who was eliminated this week. It was a shame, but hardly not understandable with a look that was all over the place.


Nicole was right on by saying this look had some great elements, but the execution was lacking. These elements didn’t come together right at all.


The top was a great start on an avant garde path, but where this ladylike pencil skirt came in, I’m just not sure. It’s a shame to see him go. He has talent, but week to week, the pressure had really been getting to him.






What’s Hot for Prom 2015 — And the Winner Is……

So you may remember a little while back, I created a poll of some stunning looks that will be available for Prom 2015 thru Mac Duggal. Mac Duggal is a modern, high-end, luxurious dress and gown brand. The votes are in and here are the top 3 looks!



This stunner comes in both black/nude & a lemon multi-color. The sweetheart neckline features a lace appliqué along the front and back. Exposed corset boning looks severely chic and sexy! Crystals sparkle on the lace for extra shine and shimmer. The skirt flares out above the knees and features layers of tulle on the sides.


This gown style is exquisite. And wearing it to your prom, you are definitely translating true red carpet style to prom fashion. This would be a winning choice indeed at any prom!



A well deserved 2nd placement is this breathtaking gown, featuring both an elegance and a vintage flare, from the beautiful sweetheart neckline to the all over lace applique. Sheer illusion cutouts peak out on the sides and front as more lace trims the edges. The open back looks absolutely amazing with lace that wraps around. And just when you thought this dress had it all, a lovely tulle skirt jets out above the knees with more lace detailing sporadically interspersed.


I love this gown; it’s intricately immaculate. And again here, you would rock red carpet trends & style, while also truly showcasing the epitome of prom fashion!

And finally, #1, the WINNER IS………     blue-ribbon-number-1



This chic, phenomenal 2-piece comes in platinum gold, black, and royal blue. The high collar sheer neckline and capped sleeves are embellished with color-matching sequins and stones. A slight chevron stripe style beading flows along the sheer skirt.


This dress is super-fun, super-amazing, and it’s great it comes in so many color options. There is a very elegant and modern vibe here. And it’s your choice for the #1 spot on What’s hot for Prom 2015!

You can check out the other looks here that were part of this poll. But the great looks do not end there, Mac Duggal has plenty more to offer. Here are a few other faves that recently caught my eye!


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This 2-piece flared number comes in aqua and blush. The bodice is embellished with candy colored stones. The skirt is form-fitting, a mikado fabric mermaid skirt extending to the floor into a gorgeous sweeping train.

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48209H PeachFizz-PCThe sheer illusion, bateau neckline sparkles with large bubble stones and silver sequins. An open back reveals more sheer trim and shining embellishments. Layers of tulle create a grand ball gown and flow into a slight sweep train in the back. And in case you would like to, the bow tie belt is removable. And one other positive, you can don this gown in peach fizz or mint green!


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This strapless gown features a basque bodice that is totally embellished with light catching details. Silver sequins sparkle from the front to back while color-matching and AB stones sparkle effortlessly throughout. Layers of tulle create an expansive ball gown skirt with lots of volume. The stunner comes in bright pink or turquoise!


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This modern, strapless sweetheart gown is adorned with beautiful AB stones and sequins. The beading sweeps across the bodice in a diagonal pattern and wraps its way around the back going into the mermaid skirt.


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The ruched bodice looks absolutely stunning with minimal embellishments on the top. However, sequins and AB stones line the waistline, as the flowing chiffon skirt expands toward the floor. You can rock this look in light aqua or watermelon.


64957N-Royal-NudeA lace appliqué wraps around the strapless sweetheart bodice. To bring out the lace embellishments, added amounts of crystal beading is used to decorate the bodice from front to back. A frilly tulle skirt bounces and moves with you in two striking colors, Ivory/Nude and Royal Purple.



This stunning short dress comes with a sheer illusion one shoulder wide strap. Glass cut stones and sequins lightly begin to glitter around the illusion material, but then truly shine bright on the sweetheart bodice. A ruched empire waist clinches at the center with a starburst of beading on the side for a stunning design, gleaming with embellishments. Soft chiffon finishes the skirt for a look that comes in forest green or black.



The strapless sweetheart neckline is completely embellished with AB stones, sequins, and silver beading that flow throughout the bodice. An edgy silver bow belt trims the waistline, while more beading trickles down the short tulle skirt. You can kill in this look in either deep purple/silver or gold/silver.

I hope you’ve enjoyed both the looks that won the poll and some looks I’ve found while perusing the Mac Duggal site. I encourage you all to do the same!

The Best Looks you Didn’t See From the 2015 Golden Globes

Yes, yes, the Golden Globes is generally all about the red carpet when it comes to fashion. But hey, after looking over my Best Dressed List for the looks not on the red carpet, you will think twice! Golden Globes & fashion extends to the pre-parties and the after parties!

So you now know the places to be, but here are the looks that stunned!



Nina looked magical & radiant in this black lace & beaded Zuhair Murad gown, complete with a full silk tulle skirt from the Resort 2015 collection. All of the details of this look are truly captivating, from the gorgeous open back


to the lovely sheer lace neckline.

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I start with this first image above to make sure you get to see how beautiful this white Kaufmanfranco dress is, especially from the open back! But from the image below, clearly it’s amazing all-around. I included so many images of Selena really just have a blast while rockin’ this classy, yet sexy look.

She’s accessorizing with a metallic Lee Savage clutch and diamond Jennifer Meyer jewelry.



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Greer is 2 for 2 on this Golden Globes night of red carpets. She looks just as mesmerizing here in a light blue Charbel Zoe Couture fit and flare dress. She matched her look with nude Jimmy Choo heels. Kelly Johnson worked wonders here; Greer was a vision!


Kip Zachary also did a fantastic job on both her hair, a chic up do, and make-up looks (fresh, and vibrant). He made use of L’Oreal Paris products.



First up, AnnaLynne McCord, an elegant look, very much loving this all black Gemy Maalouf number with sheer lace detailing at the neckline and on the sides. She looks AMAZING!!

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But rest assured, I have plenty of designer details for her just as gorgeous looking sisters, Rachel & Angel! So on the far right, Angel, an up & coming actress, is looking super chic & fashionable in her Mac Duggal gown, which features a bateau neckline, sheer illusion cutouts, and open back. All along the neckline, the sequins sparkle in a swirling pattern. Lines of sequins wrap around the bodice and sheer illusion skirt. The final element of Mac Duggal Style 4116A is the high-leg slit that looks super sexy on the red carpet!

derek-hough-golden-globes-2015-party-15And finally we have Rachel, a fashion blogger for The McCord List. She is wearing Mac Duggal Style 4154A from the Cassandra Stone Collection. Iridescent sequins are the main features. The plunging sheer illusion neckline dives into the fully sequined dress. Sequins wrap around the dress from front to back and then a high-leg slit is featured in the front. As Rachel shows off perfectly in her pictures, the bateau neckline falls into a scoop open back with elegant Grecian draping.




Bar’s Kaufmanfranco gown is showcasing true versatility, refinement from the front & total sexiness from the back! She was making use of some major bling from Lorraine Schwartz.

Jen Atkin did a superb job with Bar’s hair, beachy waves! Next up, makeup, naturally beautiful, simple & understated, all by Lauren Andersen.

2015+Weinstein+Company+Netflix+Golden+Globes+DF2uj6-9gdjxAll in all, the styling here was spot on, so huge kudos to Valentina Micchetti.




Chanel looks gorgeous in this mixed media, crystal-embellished Zuhair Murad gown. She looks red hot!



Recently, Sarah has been on fire when it comes to the red carpet. Here she is rockin’ a super chic Emilio Pucci leather crop top and sequined column skirt. She has coordinated perfectly with Lorraine Schwartz necklace and rings, as well as an Ofira Jewels ring. Brad Goreski did an amazing job styling this look; it’s perfection! Ryan Richman did a lovely job creating her up-do. And finally, Allan Avendano created a stunning beauty look for Sarah, love the nude lip!



Taylor looks elegant & classy in this strapless, canary yellow Jenny Packham silk chiffon gown, from the S/S 2015 Collection.

She is accessorizing with a gold Jimmy Choo clutch, gorgeous gold Lorraine Schwartz earrings & rings, as well as an Ofira Jewels gold pave band.



Nathalie Emmanuel_MacDuggal(2)Nathalie is wearing a MacDouggal dress, specifically Style 4152M, a sequin two piece. The crop top features a high neckline, sheer cutouts, and cap sleeves. Throughout the top, gorgeous light-catching sequins sparkle to perfection. The skirt follows the same sequin pattern as well. Beginning with chevron stripes at the top and then falling into a sheer vine pattern on the bottom, the skirt is just as stunning as the sparkling crop top!

She has perfectly accessorized with diamond Sabine G jewels and a sparkly black Modo clutch.


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Lea looks red hot in this Grecian-inspired, tomato red Emanuel Ungaro deep V-neck silk jersey gown. Everything about Lea’s look is perfection, the styling by Estee Stanley, understated make-up by Melanie Inglessis, straight chic with hair, from John D.; and nails by Jenna Hipp.


Digging this killer Charlotte Olympia heels!

And finally, some stunning sparklers with Lorraine Schwartz earrings.

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Not sure of the designer details for Amanda’s all black dress, with a lacy bodice, but I love it regardless! She looks classy & elegant.




Another Grecian-inspired look, and Rachel is rockin’ hers as well. Actually, Rachel Zoe’s rockin’ in Rachel Zoe! This look, one-shoulder, chains, and all white, gotta love those details! Coordinating perfectly with her look are some gold jewelry pieces from David Webb.

Joey Maalouf created some magic here for Rachel’s glammed up look!


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Salma picked the perfect gown here, Gucci! It’s draped immaculately and provides a much needed pop of color in deep purple. She looks great!

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Nothing over-the-top here, just a beautiful, understated Kayat LBD, with a deep, sheer V-neckline.


Bryan Greenberg and Jamie Chung


A perfect pair — Bryan looking handsome in an all black suit, and Jaime in a royal blue fitted gown with a criss-crossed bodice.




Ian & Nikki look great together, Ian sportin’ a classic black tuxe, while Nikki was beaming in a strapless white, lightly rose printed Katharine Kidd from the Resort 2015 collection.

She has accessorized well, diamond Anita Ko earrings; silver Edie Parker clutch; and a diamond Le Vian cuff.


Derek Hough


Derek, looking very dapper in his classic black tuxe with skinny tie! Super handsome and suave!

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Lots of males in all black suits, including James, and I love it!!!

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Paul looks debonair in his all black Emporio Armani suit!

Miles Teller


Miles opted for black pants, but a navy blue jacket for his suit, specifically Ermenegildo Zegna jacket, pants, and pocket square. And with his look, black Christian Louboutin shoes.

Scott Eastwood


Mr. Eastwood is all about the charcoal grey for his very dapper suit. He looks great, no surprise there!





2015 Golden Globes — Best Dressed

Ahhhhh! The much anticipated 2015 Golden Globes aired last night on NBC, filmed at the extravagant Beverly Hilton Hotel. And needless to say, the show was great. But also, and no surprise here, the red carpet was PHENOMENAL!! It seemed quite a few trends were very ever-present on the red carpet, one such being bold, bright red gowns. Red gowns also ruled my own Best Dressed list, as well as almost every Versace gown too!

There were so many gowns that I adored. It was hard to narrow down, so actually I didn’t! Just kidding! My list isn’t terribly long considering the vast amount of dresses donned by these major celebrities, but I did have to add a few extra to my list because there were just so many amazing looks to choose from. So here we go —



Greer, aka Miss Golden Globes 2015, looked like a beautiful princess in this blush Lorena Sarbu gown with gold floral embellishments. She was definitely captivating on both the red carpet and the awards stage.

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Her look was completed with some statement-making Neil Lane jewelry, including her bold dangling earrings, and then a shimmery gold Jimmy Choo clutch. Her stunning beauty look, created by Kip Zachary, encompassed a light blush on the cheek & pretty rose lip, compliments of L’Oreal Paris. All in all, styled by Kelly Johnson.

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Kate Hudson

There was no denying how gorgeous Kate looked in this severely sexy white Versace gown. Everything about this dress was perfection — the slight train, the amazing fit, & the intricate detailed cutouts at the sides.


Makeup artist Christian McCulloch calls Hudson the “ultimate golden California goddess” and opted for varying shades of tan, bronze, and gold from Dolce & Gabbana’s makeup line to complement her stunning white Atelier Versace gown.

She added some sparkle to her look with some beautiful diamond pieces from Forevermark.

Colorist Cassondra Keeding added babylights to Hudson’s blond strands to further emphasize the sun-goddess effect, while ghd Brand Ambassador, David Babaii, created a modern day chignon using the ghd Eclipse Flat Iron.


And finally, showcasing how captivating this look is from every angle, the backside is superbly stunning. The details at the side are embellished with Swarovski crystals. Also, to coordinate well with her white & silver look is a white Jimmy Choo clutch.


Heidi Klum  HEIDI KLUM

Va va voom! Heidi is smokin’ in this one-shoulder red Versace gown. Perfectly coordinating are her custom red Jimmy Choo “Jane” sandal heels.

72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards - ArrivalsLorraine Schwartz always knows how to add that right amount of sparkle, and does so well to complete Heidi’s A+ look with diamond earrings and rings.

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Heidi’s styling team has done a fantastic job here — Linda Hay for makeup, creating a daring beauty look with a bold red lip; Christian Wood for hair, with this effortlessly elegant curly side-swept do; Tom Bachik for these lovely clear nails; & of course, this all couldn’t have been accomplished without Heidi’s talented stylist, Maryam Malakpour.

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Still channeling her Cinderella character from Anna’s recent starring role with Into the Woods, she is looking very fairy tale-esque in this nude Monque Lhuillier gown with ruby beaded embellishments.

3305e349a04d4fccd513ded9ef7c27a7752f9000She was very smart to add these matching ruby red Fred Leighton earrings to top off her immaculate look.

Kendrick showed up on the red carpet looking like the movie star she is — a clean, elegant updo and highlighted, beautiful skin are all she needed to show off her true, effortless beauty. Makeup artist Vanessa Scali dusted Dolce & Gabbana’s Illuminator in Eva on the cheekbones, browbones, and down the nose to give the actress her ethereal glow.

anna-kendrick-600x450With regard to her elegant updo, the creator was Craig Gangi. And here are all of the fun details! “Anna’s dress was whimsical and fairytale-esque,” Gangi tells PEOPLE. “So to offset the dress, we decided to create a sleek, modern and sophisticated tight chignon for an elegant ballerina chic style.” To create the look, Gangi began applying his favorite “go-to product” — Bumble and bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil — to the star’s damp hair. “It magically helped me transform Anna’s naturally curly hair into a silky smooth blowout,” he says. Once he finished blowing out Kendrick’s strands (using the Bumble and bumble Round Brush), Gangi used a flat iron to straighten it and sprayed each section with Bumble and bumble Does It All Styling Spray to “lock locks into a perfectly straight but fresh and bouncy look.”

anna-kendrick-600x800After spraying down her hair, Gangi parted it down the middle and brushed it into a tight, low pony before curling it using a 1-1/2 inch curling iron. As soon as her hair cooled, he brushed out curl and braided a small section and twisted it into a bun and pinned it in place. To complete the look, Gangi says he “wrapped the braid around the bun and pinned with a few strategically placed bobby pins to secure.”

The finishing touch? A good hairspray of course. “I used Bumble and bumble Spray de Mode Hairspray to lock style in place.”

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Amy Adams


Amy was a vision in this perfectly draped, one-shoulder, periwinkle Versace gown. And yes, I do believe every person who donned Versace made by list so stay tuned to keep seeing Versace on it! Versace was definitely the awarding winning designer brand for Fashion Nexus! She wonderfully completed her look with matching Jimmy Choo heels & a few diamond Tiffany & Co. pieces.


As part of her beauty look, Adams donned a trend of the night, retro waves. She channeled Jessica Rabbit (only fitting with red locks like hers), with loose, romantic waves swept to the side for added impact. Hairstylist Laini Reeves achieved the look with Oribe’s Volumista applied damp hair from roots to ends. After blowing hair dry, she used a two-inch curling iron and rollers to pin-curl hair up in four sections. She sprayed the style with Oribe’s Shine Light Reflecting Spray and let it sit for 20 minutes before removing pins and rollers and brushing hair out with a Mason Pearson brush to create the softness.


72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards - ArrivalsAnna just finished up hosting the Peoples Choice Awards, looking even more stunning with each new look she donned. And I’m happy to report she didn’t lose any fashionable steam here. I loved how breathtaking she looked in this nude embellished Reem Acra gown. And her accessories were spot on as well, coordinating nude Jimmy Choo heels and diamond earrings & a ring from Lorraine Schwartz.


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Julia went for simplistic minimalism with this white, one-shoulder Narcisco Rodriguez. And I love it! The dress was amazing, just the right amount of sparkle on the bodice. It’s not always about the bells & whistles! She also kept it classy with her accessories, a few diamond pieces from Irene Neuwirth jewelry.


I love this matching ivory & silver Edie Parker clutch she has used to accessorize her look. And below, you can take a look at some of the makeup Julia used to achieve her beauty look — slight brown smoky eye & nude lip, inclusive of some Chanel make-up.

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I am loving all of these solid silver gowns, very disco ball-esque. And this is certainly inclusive of Reese’s strapless, fitted Calvin Klein custom dress. Reese has said this stunner took over 80 hours to make, but every hour was clearly worth it; this dress is simply amazing! And to add just a little more silvery shine, she accessorized with Tiffany & Co. jewelry, specifically a stunning diamond bangle, totaling about $1.5 million with all she was wearing!

reese-witherspoon-@reesewitherspoonReese’s beauty look was breathtaking. Her rosy flushed cheeks were courtesy of Kjaer Weis Cream Blush in Abundance, a pretty pink pout, thanks to Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Lip Colour in Merlot, and champagne and bronzy shimmer eyeshadows (also by Laura Mercier) were all showstopping. And finally, her tousled sideswept waves were courtesy of John Frieda.



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Kate always looks radiant. And she is of course shining like a bright star in this mixed media metallic & taupe Elie Saab greige gown. It has such a chic feel about it from the glittering bodice to the muted draped skirt. She is also coordinating perfectly with her accessories — silver Jimmy Choo heels, Rauwolf clutch, and diamond Lorraine Schwartz jewelry (bangles & dangling earrings).

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Allison Williams

Allison was another lovely lady in fiery red. Her choice, an ombre beaded Armani Prive strapless gown with fitted bustier. She completed her look with Cartier diamonds, specifically a stunning diamond bracelet.

imageRetroglam for beauty looks was a very popular trend on the Golden Globes red carpet, mainly the hair. So here, makeup pro Gianpaolo Ceciliato wanted to “add a rock-’n’-roll edge to Allison’s Old Hollywood hairstyle and glamorous Armani Privé gown” with a bold smoky eye. He used St. Tropez’s One Night Only Instant Glow Body Lotion to give her a luminous, bronzy glow, and applied Giorgio Armani’s Eye Tints ($38) in #1 and #7  to create shimmery smoky eye. He rimmed the entire eye with a black pencil, and then layered the lid in black and gunmetal using Armani’s new liquid eye tints. “Then, I added a light beige to the inner corner and on the browbone to make the eye pop.”



Katie is another lovely lady going with a super sexy look and it works. She perfectly struck the delicate balance of pulling off just the right amount of sexiness with this black Mikael D. dress. The details are superb, love the thigh high slit, starburst side cutouts, and silver touches. Black & silver continued on with her accessory choices — a black Rodo clutch and diamond Harry Kotlar jewelry.


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Taylor opted for another crimson red hue on the red carpet, her choice, a criss-cross strapped halter gown by Ralph Lauren. She looked very elegant. Matching perfectly with her gown were a crimson red Salvatore Ferragamo clutch and ruby Tiffany & Co. jewelry.


Taylor Schilling’s Grace Kelly-inspired beauty look featured lips that perfectly matched her Ralph Lauren gown. Makeup artist Tina Turnbrow used Nars Red Square Velvet Matte Lip Pencil for lasting color. Her hair was also styled elegantly and very chic. Her hairstylist Ryan Trygstad, for Matrix, created a stylish chignon bun. He created the classic red carpet look with help from plenty of volumizing and anti-humidity products to ensure the twisted chignon would hold up all night.



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Yellow is a hard color, in my opinion, to pull off. Leslie made it work though with this fitted, strapless Kaufmanfranco number. It shines & shimmers all over and is the perfect shade for her. She paired it with a dark green Salvatore Ferragamo clutch and Kimberly McDonald jade earrings and gold bangles.

Her beauty look was radiant! Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Moisturizing Lipstick in Marigold paired perfectly with lit-from-within peachy glowing cheeks.



Ellie KemperSupposedly this dress weighs 500 lbs! I’m not sure how she could wear this fully embellished silver Naeem Khan so well then, but needless to say, she does! It’s eye-catching and not in a bad way. I also love these gorgeous diamond jewelry pieces from Neil Lane — bracelets galore!


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Another disco ball-esque dress for me and yes, I love them all! Dakota looks amazing with her own take on this embellished type of dress, here a couture Chanel, strapless and with a high slit. It’s as if it was earmarked just for her! She is also donning some fine Chanel jewelry, namely a beautiful diamond ring. Silver is definitely the name of the game for her and it coordinates well, including her silver Jimmy Choo heels and Rauwolf clutch.

04efdc55e40249e5a4c9eae678f987980cdca70fDakota’s soft, luscious waves were simply beautiful! Hairstylist Mark Townsend gave her a “sexy and bendy” look, using  Dove’s Oxygen Moisture Root Lift Spray to add major volume at the roots, and R+Co’s Death Valley Dry Shampoo to get piecey texture.

To offset Johnson’s silver sequined Chanel gown, makeup artist Patti Dubroff decided to keep her face fresh, subtle, and polished. “We did flushed cheeks, bitten lips, and a subtle, defined eye in warm taupes and deep gray in the corner,” Dubroff says.  For a rosy glow, she applied Chanel’s Le Blush Crème de Chanel Cream Blush in Revelation on the apples of her cheeks.

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It’s almost as if you are in a bold crimson red, you’ve made my best dressed list! I’m not sure who Kat is wearing, but she looks gorgeous! I’m really enjoying this asymmetrical beaded gown. The fit is immaculate and Kat is exuding confidence, as well as looking great! Her accessories too are just as amazing, a coordinating red clutch and statement-making diamond jewelry.

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More red. More Versace. Gotta love it! Jane is pulling almost any look off these days. And she’s been wearing a lot of red, but each time, it still catches my attention in a new & fascinating way. This fitted red Versace gown, with sheer side pinned detailing is no different. She has paired with her look, silver Jimmy Choo “Aza” metallic pumps and a crimson red Rauwolf clutch.

Frances O’Connor

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I will forever support the Project Runway franchise when I can. But here, there is no question former PR winner Leanne Marshall deserves a best dressed nod. This black strapless gown, with a sweetheart neckline and lace bodice, is divine. Frances made the right call here and was definitely a stand-out on the red carpet. She was also rockin’ some gorgeous diamond jewelry from Forevermark!


I had to be a little nit-picky with making my best dressed list or it would really run on. So a few gorgeous ladies didn’t make the cut, but I couldn’t ignore how great they looked when standing next to their handsome and well-dressed men. So here are a few best dressed duos that really caught my attention. And together, their looks were amazing!

Jennifer Aniston & Justin Thoreaux

Justin Theroux, Jennifer AnistonJen is no stranger to wearing black on the red carpet, but you can never deny how gorgeous she looks. And without a doubt, next to her man, they make for a dynamic duo for sure! Jen is wearing a black YSL fitted dress, with a beaded bodice, and accessorizing with Neil Lane jewelry.


You can read more about Jen’s chic hair below, but her natural beauty look deserves some recognition as well. Aniston’s cheeks glowed with a combination of Chanel Le Blush Crème de Chanel in Destiny, then Chanel Le Blush Crème de Chanel in Intonation on apples of cheeks, finished with a dusting of bronzer Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Colour in N°70. Her nude lips were courtesy of Chanel Precision Lip Definer in Mordoré-Nude and two coats of Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Deauville.

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Jennifer is also rockin’ a very chic, classic updo in a very ladylike bun. “I kind of snuck it on her,” says Aniston’s hairstylist Chris McMillan. A few days ago, he showed her a picture of Kate Moss from Mario Testino’s book. “She was like, ‘Maybe…’ And if we do it up, we normally do a ponytail,” says McMillan. “So we were like let’s do makeup first and we’ll do a ponytail. She liked the shape of the ponytail, so while she was in the chair I wrapped the ponytail into a bun.” Aniston asked McMillan if it was weird that she liked it up. “I haven’t washed my hair in two days, but I love the texture,” McMillan says she said. “It was a 15 minute hairdo! We used Texture Spray by Living Proof and she was most happy when she realized, ‘I don’t have to deal with my hair all night!’”


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This is another gorgeous pair, Channing as handsome as ever in a traditional black tuxe by Dolce & Gabbana. Jenna is shining bright in this strapless draped sunshine yellow Carolina Herrera dress. She is accessorizing with a burgundy Jimmy Choo clutch and diamond Lorraine Schwartz jewelry ($5 million worth)!!

main.original.0x971cJenna styled her hair in some very elegant waves. Her hairstylist, Bridget Bager for Matrix, wanted to create texture and movement. “The gown is so beautiful and grand, so we decided to soften her hair to offset the seriousness of the dress,” Bager says. The key is use a medium barrel curling iron, wrapping each section loosely and letting the ends drop.

Chrissy Teigen & John Legend 

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Such a perfect pair, John in a classic black tuxe, and Chrissy in a long-sleeved, lacy embellished, blush pink Zuhair Murad sheath gown from the S/S 15 collection. Chrissy is accessorizing with a metallic Tyler Alexandra clutch, a Harry Kotlar radiant cut diamond ring and cushion cut pink and white diamond earrings (all in all, $1 million). as well as a diamond Suzanne Kalan ring.


Chrissy’s hairstylist Giannandrea used Macadamia Professional’s Whipped Detailing Cream to create a beachy texture throughout her strands. All in all, creating this super chic high ponytail.


NBC's "72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards" - Red Carpet ArrivalsDiane & Joshua look amazing together, a match-made in heaven! Joshua is donning a classic black tuxe with bowtie, head to toe Berluti, while Diane is shining in a light metallic Emilia Wickstead fitted lurex gown with side train. She completed her look with an Emm Kuo clutch, and Kwiat & Marina B jewelry.


Matt is the epitome of looking like a true, handsome gentleman. He is statement-making for menswear in this navy blue Ralph Lauren Black Label tuxedo, complete with a black bow tie!



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Not sure of his suit designer, but regardless, Michael is looking suave in his traditional black tuxe. He is wearing velvet Christian Louboutin smoking slippers though!







PRAS Designers Make a Splash with Resort Wear!

pras4-ep8-episode10This week on PR All-Stars the name of the game was Resort Wear — to make elegant looks for a glam getaway. John Peters, President of USA Today Travel, joined Alyssa poolside to provide the details for the challenge. The designers were offered a fun incentive to really encourage them to go for the win. The winning designer & their look would be published in a photo story in USA Today Travel. The winning designer would also get to customize their own glam getaway to the Caribbean. But of course with such a lucrative prize, the All-Star designers also received a couple of twists!

pras4-ep8-episode8Each designer was not only responsible for a glamorous resort wear outfit, but they also had to design an attention grabbing swimsuit. And just to spice things up a bit, the designers would also be working with a new model. But now for some fun, with the Pool Boys arriving poolside to assist the designers in collecting their swimsuit fabric, which was conveniently placed underwater. Everyone I’m sure enjoyed this segment as the shirts came off and the shorts came down. And with no time limitations, each designer got the fabric they wanted. Dmitry did have to switch his choice up since he & Michelle initially picked the same graphic print, but he seemed fine with his next choice. So with a $150 budget to help the designers in completing the other half of this week’s challenge, everyone was off to Mood to get started on this 1-day challenge.

pras4-ep8-episode12Justin was off to some quick work upon returning to the workroom, but he was not happy with his initial design. He decided to switch things up and use the backside of his swimsuit fabric, going with black instead of the print. Many of the designers had never made a bathing suit. Michelle declared herself the novice swimsuit designer of the group and was more than eager to share some tips in making one, with the use of elastic. However she was not quite so eager to share any of this elastic. Dmitry likely would have been more than happy had Michelle decided to share this elastic, but I think he managed just fine without it!

pras4-ep8-episode16Zanna was joined this week during her mentor-time by Alison Maxwell, fashion editor of USA Today. The designers were reminded to remember the elegance factor for their resort wear look, and to give it their all since there was a major prize at stake. It was not until model fittings however where another huge switch up came about. Dmitry’s model was way taller than I guess he imagined and he was not feeling his look anymore. With only a few hours remaining he began work on a new dress. This was not the end of the craziness though. Justin was running low on fabric and not sure how he would make the top portion of his look. And poor Samantha had the top portion of her jumpsuit all twisted up before she began sewing, so she had a lot of work to do in order to correct this major snafu.

pras4-ep8-episode21The morning of the runway flew by with the normal amount of craziness and running around. But it was then time for the runway. And joining the judges’ panel this week as the guest judge was renown fashion photographer Nigel Barker.

pras4-ep8-episode3There were double the amount of looks gracing the runway this week as each designer put down 2 pieces. I was not sure how the top & bottom rankings would go. I, like the judges, found myself liking the resort wear look, but then not so much the bathing suit, or vice versa. But there was one designer where I thoroughly loved both looks and I’m so happy he was the winning designer for the week. Yes! Justin!


First & foremost, this was just such a great color, very rich and luxurious. The royal blue hue made Justin’s dress so regal. The look had such versatility. I could easily see it transitioning from a day at the beach to a night out on the town.


Let me just say — I WANT THIS DRESS NOW! & Justin also gets tons of shout-outs this week — Chi hair care, so straight & chic; Mary Kay beauty,  natural beauty look, gorgeous!; & QVC, love these nude heels & silver statement necklace.


Justin’s swimsuit is also totally TDF. I loved every aspect of the silhouette, from both angles, the front & back. It was so striking and looked great all-around. The peak of the print with the trim, as well as the stunning silhouette, made this more than just your everyday average black bathing suit.


The judges were GaGa over Michelle’s suit, but I think Justin’s was way better. He didn’t have a print doing most of the work for him, it was his design that was speaking the most.


Dmitry came in a close 2nd. I’m sure he’s not loving 2nd, but it’s better than the bottom! I loved his resort wear look. It too was very regal, very upscale. I’m not the biggest fan of asymmetry, but I loved how Dmitry was not afraid to work with it in spite of Isaac’s comments last week.


Another QVC shout-out, another pair of nude heels I love! Dmitry too played a bit with a print as a peek-a-boo trim.


There was such a chic ease about Dmitry’s dress. He also made a smart color choice this week, making his dress all the more elegant, which was the goal of the challenge.


My only issue with Dmitry’s work this week was this camouflage print. I guess that comes from being in the South too long — camouflage everywhere! But I really liked the silhouette and it would have been a homerun for me in any other print.


And rounding out the top 3, Sonjia, although she clearly had mixed reviews from the judges. And I was very much on the same page, lots to love, but definitely some room for critique as well.


She took a risk by mixing lace with denim. I don’t think it paid off and I don’t think it was needed. I do think a full on lace ensemble wouldn’t have worked either. But I say “keep the pants” and to have then played with the top somehow.


The denim just gave the look a heavy feel, which doesn’t go with the concept of vacations. But Sonjia’s swimsuit was a very different story!


The proportions worked. The print was bold! And I agreed with the judges, loved this bandeau top!


I would totally not mind rockin’ this bikini at the beach — sign me up!


Michelle likely could have been in the top as the judges loved her swimsuit, actually naming it the best of the runway. But they were very much not fans of her resort wear piece, and neither was I. She was far too concerned with boasting about how much she knew regarding swimwear. She thought the other designers would be in trouble with half the challenge and being afraid of the swimwear part. It seemed as if she forgot herself about the other half, the resort wear part!


I agreed with Jay. Her dress looked very messy in parts. She seemed all about the sparkle, but the dress was a bore to me. I don’t think there was too much going on. You can’t let a print or fabric do the work for you. But again, I think too much focus this week went to her bathing suit, which really was quite odd. If she knew so much about swimwear, you would think that would have freed up more time for the resort wear aspect of the challenge.


A few positives, QVC shout-out, killer black heels! Chi hair care shout-out, such luscious curls. And, Mary Kay make-up, stunning natural beauty look, nude lip, bronzed cheeks.


And yes, Michelle created a great one-piece, but I don’t agree it was the best of the bunch. But if we remember, she was all about how graphic this print was. It’s a bold print and really helps make this 1-piece so amazing.


But there were so many bad bathing suits so props still to Michelle for making one I would actually wear!


Speaking of bad swimsuits, Jay’s was definitely not a great one by any means. The judges were right, the proportions were off here and the bottom looked odd. Alyssa really didn’t care for this print.


I think Jay’s model was not loving this suit either. I think the where the bottom came, being so off, kind of made the model look bigger — never a good thing.


Unfortunately for Jay, the judges didn’t love his resort wear look either. It was not his best work, but I’m glad he was not the one to go. It had such great movement, flowing so lovely down the runway. My problem was the print was a bit of a yawn, not very striking. It didn’t read resort wear.


The judges problem was more that there was too much going on, the zipper and the leather neckline. It didn’t bother me quite so much, again I point to the somber hues, the brown, grey, off-white. I think if your on vacation, you wouldn’t mind a bit more color!


This left Samantha being the 3rd member of the bottom 3 and the one ultimately being eliminated. But being plagued yet again with many execution issues her elimination was long overdue and made the most sense here. Jay may have had some questionable design choices, but at this point in the competition, the designers shouldn’t have quite so many execution issues. And each week, Samantha has had more than her fair share.


She was on the right path. A jumpsuit was the right call. She then picked a great color. This mint green was bright and playful. But with her sewing snafu likely being the reason the bodice was so ill-fitting, it kind of threw the effect all off, just as Isaac said.

QVC shout-out, love this statement necklace.


If the execution issues had ended there, perhaps Samantha would have deserved yet another chance to stay, but her swimsuit was also a bit wonky. The judges actually thought the suit was close to being offensive.


I think Samantha is talented, but was not fairing well under the time constraints. Far too many mistakes, leading to wonky ill-fitting designs.