2017 Oscars — Best Dressed

I guess it is safe to say that nude-toned gowns, or ones with sheer effects most caught my eye! Here is the best of the best though in my book!

HAILEE STEINFELD

  • Ralph & Russo gown with ruffle neckline and watercolor floral print with metallic details
  • Neil Lane jewelry, total value in fact $750K, including a 10-carat diamond-and-platinum studs, a 10-carat diamond-and-platinum line bracelet and a 25-carat oval link diamond-and-platinum bracelet worth $250,000.
  • smoky eye by makeup artist Mary Phillips
  • use of Essie nail polish

SOFIA CARSON

EMMA STONE

EMMA ROBERTS

NICOLE KIDMAN

  • custom pale apricot Armani Privé gown with arabesque embroidery
  • nude Stuart Weitzman heels
  • Harry Winston jewelry, total Carat count, 119 — including 30.60-carat cluster diamond-and-spinel drop earrings (valued at $235,000), 44.03-carat vintage cluster diamond bracelet, a 31.59-carat splash diamond bracelet and 13.58-carat pear-shaped diamond ring
  • Omega watch

In an exciting swap from her usual nude lip, Nicole Kidman went for a bold, crimson hue that makeup artist Jeanine Lobell creating using Giorgio Armani lipstick in #402, followed by a dab of Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Lip Shine in Deep Cherry.

HALLE BERRY

GEORGINA CHAPMAN

SARA BAREILLES

CHRISSY TEIGEN

ROBIN ROBERTS

JESSICA OYELOWO

ZURI HALL

ROSALIND ROSS

Mel looks okay too!

CHRIS EVANS

 

Best Dressed Looks from Cannes 2015

Fashion and the Cannes Film Festival red carpets certainly go hand in hand. These gorgeous gowns are right up there with the likes of other major red carpets we see throughout a given year — Oscars, Grammys, Met Ball, etc. So here are my top picks from the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival. ENJOY!!

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Eva Longoria

There are almost no words to express how stunning Eva looks in this gray lace sheer-paneled Gabriela Cadena gown, which features a plunging neckline and mini train. It’s perfection! She accessorized with Lorraine Schwartz jewels and her gorgeous make-up look was courteous of L’Oreal Paris. Eva was attending the Inside Out premiere.

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Diane Kruger

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Diane, while attending the premiere of The Sea of Trees, donned a pale blue Prada gown, embellished with crystal appliqués and featuring a long silk scarf that trailed dramatically from her halter neck bodice.She looked magical! Paired with her look are beautiful Harry Winston jewels. And her pulled back wavy hair look was courtesy of Perrine Rougemont.

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Emma Stone

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Emma was seriously on point with 2 of her Cannes looks. First, she attended the red carpet premiere of Irrational Man, wearing a sleeveless slate Dior Couture gown, covered in lace which included an elaborate train and open back. And to complete her look with some lovely jewelry, she wore a Repossi necklace and rings, and Jennifer Meyer stud earrings.

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For this day look, she wore this structured lacy black Oscar de la Renta cocktrail frock, from the Pre-Fall 15 collection. She again wore Repossi, earrings and rings, as well as black Christian Louboutin heels.

Melanie Laurent

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Shimmery and glittery all over, and I love it! Melanie looks exquisite in this completely beaded, cap sleeve Zuhair Murad gown with flowing train at the Inside Out premiere.

Rooney Mara

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While attending the premiere of Carol, Rooney wore a cream colored, ruffled Rochas gown with a halter neck and key-hole slit. What a classic and ladylike look, great choice for Rooney.

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Salma Hayek

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I love that Salma added a bold splash of color to the red carpet with this radiant orchid Gucci gown. It had such a great fit and you can’t miss this stunning, plunging neckline. She was too attending the red carpet premiere of Carol.

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Michelle Rodriguez

Michelle was another gorgeous gal for me with 2 amazing looks. While attending the Mad Max: Fury Road premiere, the actress sparkled in a flesh-toned Zuhair Murad gown, embellished with intricate designs and lace. She completed her look with deGrisogono jewelry.
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For the Irrational Man premiere, Michelle stunned in a short-sleeved black Elie Saab gown, featuring dainty (and sexy!) lace cut-outs. Here, she went with diamond jewelry by Avakian.
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While attending the Sicario premiere, Irina sizzled in Versace, specifically this high-slit, gold embellished gown.
Naomi Watts
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For the opening ceremony of Cannes, La Tête Haute, Naomi went with a powder-blue, cap-sleeved Elie Saab gown from the spring 2015 collection, featuring an embroidered sequin and pearl bodice with a plunging neckline, against a long feathered skirt. Her well coordinated accessories were all from Bulgari, diamond jewelry & a black and white clutch.

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At a later event, the Sea of Trees party hosted by Grey Goose, Naomi chose a intriguing tiered Armani Prive look, again wearing Bulgari jewelry.
Andie MacDowell
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Andie looked radiant at the Sea of Trees premiere in this white,all over lacy Ralph & Russo gown, complete with a slight train. Her stylist was Michael Angel, with makeup by Stephan Lancien for L’Oreal.
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Petra Nemcova
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Petra looked red hot while attending the Chopard Gold party, wearing this fiery red Elie Saab gown, with lace cutouts, and of course, Chopard jewelry.
Emily Blunt
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Emily was feeling a disco-ball-esque look with this custom silk Stella McCartney gown, and I’m all for it. Paired with her look were statement making, emerald Anna Hu Haute Joaillerie earrings and jewelry. She was attending the Sicario premiere.
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And to cap off my list, one more Emily Blunt look, this time simplistically minimalistic in a nude Calvin Klein Collection dress and Sutra jewelry. Here, she was attending the IFP/Euphoria Calvin Klein/Women in Film party.

“THE” Red Carpet Trends of the 2015 Award Season

The 2015 Award Season is in full swing, with the Golden Globes, Peoples Choice Awards, SAGs, Critics Choice, and more having already come and gone. There are still a few more award shows coming up though, a few on the country music scene, and of course heavy-hitters with the Oscars and Grammys. I have highlighted 9 red carpet trends during the 2015 award season, and I’m sure these trends will continue to be seen with the award shows still remaining.

What I’ve also done is found a way you can bring these red carpet trends to your own world. Fashion Nexus has had such fun collaborating with Mac Duggal, home of stunning designer dresses & gowns for red carpets, prom, homecoming and more. So if you want to dress like the stars for Prom 2015, or take on a major red carpet trend for a formal event of your own, trust Mac Duggal has plenty to offer!

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#1 — BLACK & WHITE

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Black and white individually are always seen on any red carpet. But this award season, the 2 hit colors have been paired quite frequently, especially dominating at the 2015 Peoples Choice Awards. Kat McPhee, Olivia Munn, Kaley Cuoco, Shaun Robinson, Sarah Paulson, and more all rocked this trend. And it was great seeing this color combo across a vast array of gowns.

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#2 — FLORALS GALORE

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Spring is not yet here, but flowers have certainly been blooming on the red carpet. It’s been seen in subtle neutral tones, paired with black, and bright hues.

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#3 — RED — HOT, HOT, HOT!

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Generally, I’m not a fan of naming a standalone color as a red carpet trend. Why? Because of course you are going to see almost any given color on the red carpet, and likely across several shows, that color will pop up more than once. But clearly, red looks have been all over the place, and way more than just a handful of times. Red especially dominated at the 2015 Golden Globes.

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#4 — BLUSH — SOFT, SUBTLE, & NEUTRAL

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Blush, soft pink, close to nude tones, always very gorgeous on the red carpet, and certainly brings an elegant factor to any lovely lady donning this hue.

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#5 — JUMPSUITS

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I love jumpsuits, so great seeing them on the various red carpets. Not sure if we will see any for the Oscars, but I imagine another few will pop up here and there as award season continues.

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#6 — WHITE GOWNS WITH PLUNGING NECKLINES

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You are going to see white dresses on red carpets — it’s a given. But one trend I’ve noticed specifically with white looks this award season, are dresses with plunging necklines — va va voom!

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#7 — BLACK & SHEER COMBOS

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Black is another given color choice for red carpets. But specifically what I’ve been seeing, black with sheer effects — overlays, necklines, and more!

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#8 — ALL OVER SILVER, SHIMMER & SHINE

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Think disco ball, or like with DWTS, the mirror ball trophy. These all over sparkling silver dresses have been all the rage. It’s not just the silver color, it’s about all of the glitz and glam, the sparkly beaded embellishments.

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#9 — WHITE W/ HINTS OF SILVER

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And finally, again with white, but this time, another little detail I’ve noticed, hints of silver embellishments, whether on the shoulder, the neckline, wherever it works best to add that needed sparkle.

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