Round-Up Best Dressed List

From the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner to the Radio Disney Music Awards, and finally to the 2015 Daytime Emmy’s, there were a lot of best dressed looks gracing these various red carpets. Here are some of the major fashionable highlights —


Lucy Liu

Lucy looked full on glam in this deep-V Naeem Khan gown with jet crystal beading. The fit, the sparkle, all immaculate. And completing her look, understated jewelry pieces from Lorraine Schwartz.

Jenna Dewan-Tatum


What a smashing choice for Jenna, this strapless black Reem Acra gown with a white embellished bodice — so beautiful! Her stylist Brad Goreski was spot on here, especially adding those special touches in that of the Casa Reale jewels she donned.


Jane Fonda

Jane is still proving she can do no wrong when it comes to the red carpet. She looks AMAZING in this body-hugging black Donna Karan turtleneck gown with a sequin sharkskin motif. And keeping with an all-black look, she accessorized with a Perrin Paris clutch.

Chanel Iman


Chanel was an ethereal princess in this periwinkle Zuhair Murad chiffon gown with crystal embroidery on the shoulders — such a beauty! Her stylist for this look was Christina Pacelli.

Laverne Cox


WOW! What a look for Laverne, this dove-gray Ines Di Santo gown with a V-neck and long train. She looks so classy and elegant, really workin’ this look! She accessorized her look with diamond Forevermark jewels and a metallic Jill Haber clutch.

Connie Britton


I love that Connie chose to go with a bright pop of color. She looks radiant in this berry Halston Heritage gown with a geometric peplum waistline.

Sabrina Carpenter


Very grown up and mature, yet such a classy, fashionable look for Sabrina in this nude Patricia Bonaldi embellished dress. She looks magnificently perfect! Paired with her look are some jewelry pieces by Kendra Scott.

Rumer Willis


You can’t go wrong with a sexy black jumpsuit and Rumer knows that! She also coordinated well with a great splash of color with this bright red clutch.


Kelsea Ballerini

This look for Kelsea is just so fun and flirty. I couldn’t help but include it on my best dressed list. The graphic printed Bella Bella for Ani & Ari is so imaginative and vibrant. I love it! And to complete her look with more fun and color, plum heels by Steven Madden .

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This is the first time I’m not seeing the ladies with an underlying coordinating trend, but still as a group, they all look great! You’ve got shine, florals, color, just the works! The only designer details I know are for Normani — makeup by Clarissa Luna and her super high ponytail is courtesy of Randy Stodghill. Her royal blue hi-lo dress is by Alice + Olivia, heels from Giueseppe Zanotti, styling team of Bobby Wesley & Erica Archibald!

Linsey Godfrey

What a breathtaking look! This boldly red Paolo Sebastian gown with a flowing train is perfection for Linsey. She looks phenomenal! Paired with her look are some diamond Martin Katz jewels. And she actually did her own hair & makeup!!

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Jen Lilley

 Another bold red number with a train, but who cares. Jen rocks this crimson gown all on her own, a Walter Collection piece with a lovely sheer detailing around the neckline. And to complete her look, some statement making diamond jewelry from Charlie Lapson.

Eileen Davidson


And finally, looking just as sparkling and radiant as my 1st all black glittering look, Eileen too looks great in this black Mark Zunino gown with a sweetheart neckline and flowing train. Her fab glam team too deserves some props, Patti Denney with a refreshing beauty look, killer bold red lip, and George Guzman for her low chignon bun.

2015 ACM Awards — Best Dressed

Lots of great looks from the 2015 Academy of Country Music Awards, especially from the gents! See my full Best Dressed list below!

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Kimberly Perry

Kimberly looked ethereal and magical in this off-white Michael Cinco dress with confetti-style beading. To complete the outfit, she added a peach Amanda Pearl clutch, all in all making for a completely radiant look!

Tracy Ripsin


Not sure of the designer details here for Tracy, but she looks perfectly pink in this understated rose pink gown — simply beautiful!

Jana Kramer

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Jana looks so gorgeous in this black and white printed Jay Godfrey dress with a deep V-neckline. She accessorized with Leticia Linton baubles.

Her stylist was Lo VonRumpf, and for make-up and hair, Lindsay Doyle.

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Nancy O’Dell

This is a great look for Nancy! I love the fit and the gold antique looking sheer details at the shoulder, waist, and arm cuff. It’s brilliant!

Kira Kazantsev


Kira looks smashing in this floral sheer Patricia Bonaldi, Great Gatsby-esqe style gown. Her statement-making jewelry is spot-on, and courtesy of Erickson Beamon. Her white & gold Erin Dana clutch was another perfect accessory choice.

Her smoldering make-up look, complete with a deep burgundy lip, was courtesy of Rouchelle Burdick. For just the right amount of skin coloring, she used B.Bronz sunless tan lotion. And finally, her retro-glam waves were provided by Kirsten Patterson.

Korie Robertson


Korie looks red hot in this fitted bright red gown with metallic shoulder embellishments. Ahhhh, if only I knew the designer details!!

Olivia Culpo


Moving from red hot to white hot is Olivia, donning a fitted Azzedine Alaia gown with a slight mermaid tail. She is pairing with this look a few lovely gold jewelry pieces by Jennifer Fisher. And props to her stylist for an overall A+ look, Jennifer Mazur.

Karen Fairchild


Karen looks spectacular in this red long-sleeved Valentino Couture dress. She is coordinating perfectly with a burgundy Judith Leiber clutch, diamond Rona Pfeiffer earrings, and vintage rings.

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Cassadee Pope

Cassadee went fun and flirty with this red and black printed Badgley Mischka dress. She too accessorized well with Vincent Peach earrings, a black Nadia Gabriella clutch, and Sam Edelman black wedges. Glam by Neil Robison and styled by Trish Townsend!


Luke Bryan & Caroline Boyer

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Always a dynamic power red carpet couple on my lists! And there is no disappointment here with some shades of blue! I love this royal blue shimmery gown for Caroline; it’s perfection.

Chase Bryant

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As I mentioned above, the guys here did very well for this red carpet. Chase looks quite handsome in his all black suit!

Hunter Hayes

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Another great looking red carpet guy, Mr. Hayes, sportin’ a charcoal grey suit, sans tie!

Sam Hunt

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Sam Hunt too went with a no-tie look, very dapper!

Scotty McCreery

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And finally with Scotty, a classy, sporty suit look, navy blue coat just to modernize the feel — great choice!

MTV Movie Awards 2015 — Best Dressed

Always a fun and exhilarating red carpet, the MTV Movie Awards. Here is my Best Dressed list, as well as an honorable mention from the 2015 Olivier Awards.

Sofia Vergara


Not enough words to express how much I love Sofia’s look here, a cobalt blue Noam Hanoch dress with lace cutouts. What a stand-out dress — the color, the lace, so chic and sexy!


Jennifer Lopez

J. Lo is rockin’ these red carpets lately, always looking so amazingly captivating! Here she is donning a Anthony Vaccarello x Versus Versace suit jacket, mini skirt, and belt. Accessorizing just as well, she has paired with her look gold Chimento and Vita Fede jewels, a black and gold Salvatore Ferragamo clutch and coordinating Giuseppe Zanotti heels.

Anna Camp

This multi-colored and printed Peter Pilotto dress is a great choice for Anna; it’s so lively and vibrant! She coordinated well with her accessories — sky blue Stuart Weitzman heels and jewelry from both Shylee Rose and EF Collection.

Her beauty look, a sunkist, fresh take, was courtesy of Melanie Inglessis. Gorgeous flowy waves were by Rob Talty. The overall look was put together by Jessica Paster.



Maia Mitchell

Maia clearly believes there is nothing wrong with a basic LBD and I couldn’t agree more! This fitted, long-sleeved Reiss dress looks great on her, just an overall simplistically minimal look with Tory Burch heels to top it all off!

Katie Stevens


I’ve been a fan of Katie since her days on Idol and I love her current hit MTV show Faking It. So glad to see her doing well and looking so great! She looks phenomenal in this short-sleeved white Rachel Zoe frock with gold bead embellishments on both the hem and sleeves.

Completing her look are some just as stunning accessories — nude Stuart Weitzman heels, white and rose pink Tyler Alexandra clutch, and understated Ruifier jewels.

Victoria Justice


There is just something about this fun and flirty Versace look that keeps catching my eye and attention. I’m not sure if it’s the cutouts or the color palette, but I absolutely love it! It’s completely adorned with Swarovski crystals and she is even accessorizing with some Swarovski jewelry as well. Completing her look are black Jimmy Choos.


Emily Ratajkowski


There is just no doubt this is a super sexy, crazy cool dress by Fausto Puglisi. The embellished partial bodice is very mesmerizing and it’s in a great color, bright green! Emily accessorized with Jennifer Meyer jewelry, Eva Fehren earrings, and a Borgioni ring, as well as a black Amanda Pearl clutch.

Bridget Regan


Bridget was a little matchy-matchy with the blue carpet, but this look, with the hand-painted details, was so gorgeous, what a stunner! Her stylist Karen Raphael picked a truly great look here by Elena Reva. She paired with this dress metallic heels from Via Spiga.


Bailey De Young

Bailey looked fun, flirty, prim, proper and cute in this Alice and Olivia skirt and top. The pairing of the floral top with the bright cobalt blue skirt was a great styling choice. She coordinated with her look a Per Lo Jewelry bracelet.

Vanessa Marano


Vanessa looked chic and fab here in this color-blocked Jay Godfrey dress. She left no detail unnoticed and accessorized well with a glittery silver Rauwolf clutch, Ruifier ring, and white Lust for life heels.

Miles Teller

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The only designer detail I know for Miles looks is that his timepiece is Montblanc. But I just love this casually stylish separates look; he looks great!

Nicole Scherzinger

And for my honorable mention, the 2015 Olivier Awards, sponsored my MasterCard, we have Nicole. The awards show is basically London’s version of the Tony Awards.


This is an elegant black look, very fashionable and glamorous for the red carpet at hand, just very much a smashing success of a look!

Think Coachella!!

Coachella is this weekend, as well as next. So if you have this music festival on your agenda, or if there is another down the road, here are some pieces fit perfectly for the occasion!



Andy Cropped Gaucho

Rayon Hi-Rise Culotte




Cosette Crochet Maxi Dress


Abbigail Printed Dress


Saira Embroidered Maxi Dress






For Love & Lemons Aloha Dress



For Love & Lemons Hula Dress




Raga Lovely Lace Flare Pants


Spell Sundancer Off-the-Shoulder Romper



Short Kaftan

Embroidered Open-Knit Sweater




Floral print romper

Patterned Dress




Floral Flippy Shorts


Chevron Print Mini Skirt



Embroidered Halter Top


Tribal Print Tank



Phebe Skirted Shorts


Picro Hyphen Embroidered Chino Shorts

This Thing Called Fashion Law…..Take 2!

I am often asked about my fashion blog, Fashion Nexus, mainly how it all started and what do I blog about? Law school and specifically Fashion Law is the main reason my blog even exists. And I of course say my blog is different than others out there because I not only discuss fashion, but also fashion law. This inevitably brings out the questions — What is fashion law??


I’ve briefly written about this topic before — discussing how it’s a multi-disciplinary type of law that encompasses contracts, corporations, intellectual property (trademarks, copyright, design patents, etc.), and more. I then went onto discuss the growing programs solely dedicated to this type of work, this type of practice, from schools on the east coast such as Fordham or NYLS, to schools on the west coast, such as Loyola. I discussed the types of courses you could expect that relate to fashion law — Fashion Law & Finance;  Fashion Ethics, Sustainability, & Development; Fashion Modeling Law; Fashion Retail Law; and Fashion Law Business Transactions.


I now want to further discuss the issues that arise with fashion law, specifically some hot topics from recent panel discussions and future ones. The NYC Bar held a panel in March, with a focus on “Preparing for the Runway”, a discussion of various legal issues related to preparing for and producing fashion shows and presentations, including intellectual property, employment, contractual and financing concerns.


Actually, I plan on attending the Fashion Law Institute’s 5th Annual Fashion Law Symposium thru Fordham University. The topics to be discussed will be as follows —

  • Purchasing Power: Mergers & Acquisitions and Fashion Investment
  • Pulling the Plug: Fashion Companies, Dissolution, & Bankruptcy
  • Power Dressing: Politics, Dress Codes, and the Public Eye
  • Power Centers: Battling Across Jurisdictions in World War IP
  • Connectivity: Modeling and the Power of Social Media
  • The Power of 2: Licensing and Wearable Technology

I plan on fully reporting on the event and look forward to having my Fashion Nexus readers learn even more about this area for which I am so passionate about. The Fashion Law Institute, in addition to various events throughout the year, also conducts a Fashion Law Bootcamp every summer. It’s now a bi-coastal summer session. The program is run by Professor Susan Scafidi, Founder and Academic Director of the Institute, who pioneered the field of fashion law. She is the first professor to create a course in the area


Participants attending Bootcamp will explore diverse areas that affect the fashion industry and are at the heart of the Fashion Law Institute, including intellectual property, business and finance, international trade and government regulation, and consumer culture and civil rights. Within these categories, specific topics include the protection of fashion designs, counterfeiting, licensing agreements, fashion financing, garment district zoning, real estate, employment issues from designers to models, consumer protection, sustainability and green fashion, import/export regulations, sumptuary laws, and dress codes.


These topics are all actual in the field of fashion and are exactly where fashion law needs come into play. Varying issues arise everyday, from huge cases such as Louboutin and their quest for a trademark with their notorious red soles to trademark infringement with the Kardashians’ cosmetics line. It’s not even always about going to court. Sometimes it’s about the need to safeguard and plan ahead, such as when Stella McCartney was granted a design patent for one of her best-selling dresses.


Discussion in this area even can come out of the blue, such as with Lord & Taylor’s recent blogging campaign where 50 bloggers donned the same dress. The campaign was a smashing success as the look sold out. However, L&T failed to mention that these bloggers were paid to wear this dress, as did the bloggers themselves, which violates advertising requirements under the FTC. The major retailer could face fines for such actions. This is where a fashion attorney, likely an in-house counsel, should have stepped up to make sure that this advertising campaign complied with all governmental regulations. This likely won’t turn into an actual problem, but I use it as example to demonstrate just how easily these issues can arise and to show how this type of law is expanding and growing daily.

NYLON guys — Events Galore!

NYLON guys has been hard at work in recent weeks, with lots of in-store events and collaborations for fashion bloggers and industry insiders to attend. I’ve had the pleasure of attending 2 such events, one at SAKS, and the other at Lord & Taylor. Here are some details from those events, and information on some dynamic menswear brands that you must get to know!


The first event I attended was back in March, a Night of French Contemporary Clothing held at SAKS. The event featured bold European menswear brands — AMI, Kenzo, Maison Kitsune, MelindaGloss, and The Kooples.


DJ’g at the event was Body Language, and while chatting or listening to the tunes, you could sip on the courteous open bar setup, such choices as Svedka Vodka or Black Velvet Whiskey.



Other brands too set up for some courteous treats, such as Sisley Paris, offering pampering with their skincare beauty products.

But the highlight of the evening was seeing top menswear bloggers donning the brands’ looks!!




Next up, NYLON guys co-hosting with Lord & Taylor, for a denim shopping event, but also the chance to meet top menswear blogger Adam Gallagher of i am galla. Again, this was an event with a great DJ, yummy treats, and open bar!



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